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Year 2001 Messages.

WHEN THE HEAVENS OPEN

5th of January, 2001

Let somebody shout a new year alleluia,   ok

Now, Let somebody else shout an Open Heaven alleluia,   alright.

Finally, let somebody shout a victorious alleluia….Alleluia, thank you Jesus, glory be to God.   Oluwa Oluwa wa, Olorun Olorun mi,….

Glory be to Your Holy Name! Let’s lift our hands to the Almighty and just bless His Holy Name! Let’s bless Him for victories! Let’s bless Him for joy! For blessing! For surviving the last year! Let’s bless His Holy Name! For promotion! Let’s bless Him for love, for His faithfulness,, for support! Let’s bless Him! He’s worthy to be praised! He’s worthy to be adored! There’s no- one like Him! All power belong to Him! He is the King of Kings! He is the Lord of Lords!! He’s the I AM that I AM!! He’s the Ancient of Days!

He’s the Lion of the Tribe of Judah! He’s the Alpha! He’s the Omega! He’s the Beginning! He’s the ending! The one who is, the One who was, the One who is to come! He is the Almighty! His Name is wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace! Bless His Holy Name! He’s our Friend! Our Saviour! Our Redeemer! Our Healer! Our Provider! Ohh! He’s our hope! There’s no-one like Him! Let’s bless Him! Let’s bless Him! Let’s magnify His Holy Name! He’s worthy to be praised, He’s worthy to be adored…Blessed! Blessed!  Blessed!  Blessed be Your Holy Name my Lord! You are worthy to be praised.  You are worthy to be adored! I love You my Daddy! I Magnify Your Holy Name!

You are my Husband! I look forward to that day when I’ll be married to you permanently. Oh, Father, I trust that the day will come when I will see You face to face. Then I’ll become like You, my Father and my God! Thank You! Thank You for going home to prepare a place for me! What a wonderful God You are. What a loving Father! Oh, I bless You! I bless You! I bless You! You are worthy to be praised! You are worthy to be magnified. There is no-one like You! All power belong to You! You reign forever O Lord!  You are the Unchangeable One. Your government is a government without an end. Oh, I praise You! I praise You! I magnify Your Holy Name! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! You are worthy to be praised! You are worthy to be adored! What a great God! What a great God! What a great God You are! Blessed, Blessed be Your Holy Name! I trust You because You are Wonderful…. Thank You Father! Alleluia my Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name! You are my Lord! You are my Saviour! You are my Friend! Thank You! Thank You that I have You, that I can rely on You! You are so faithful! You are so faithful! You are so kind! You are so true! Oh what a great God Your are! Blessed be Your Holy Name forever! …

Please help me to love You more, to know You more, to adore You more, to serve You with all my heart – Thank You for Your blood! Thank You for the cleansing power in Your Blood! Thank You Lord! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Father! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! … Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Thank You Father! … Thank You Father! … Thank You Father!  I worship You! I bless Your Holy Name! There’s none like You, You deserve all praise! You deserve all glory! You deserve all honour! You deserve all adoration! What a great God You are! … Yes, Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! … We praise You…. Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You! Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Glory be to You… Thank You my Lord and my Saviour! Thank You my Lord and my Saviour! Alleluia! Father Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! ….. Thank You Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name! .. Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Father! Amen! Thank You Father! Amen! Thank You Jesus! In Jesus’ mighty Name we Worship! Amen!

Thank You Father! Alleluia! Let’s just be silent before Him for a moment. Thank You Father! Listen to me carefully brethren, Amen!

The Lord says there’s someone here, since the beginning of the year you have been dreaming of graves. God asked me to tell you – those who dug the graves shall be buried in them. (Amen!)

The Lord said, there’s someone here, you used to be brilliant, now you are almost a dullard. God asked me to tell you, your brain that had been stolen has been restored. (Amen!) Thank You Father!

The Lord says I should leave you alone and let you praise Him! He said, because as your praise shall be so shall your blessings flow! (Amen!) So go ahead just praise Him!

Keep on praising Him! Magnify His Holy Name! He is worthy to be praised! He is worthy to be adored! … Yes, Father, I give You glory! I give You honour! I give You adoration! May Your glory fill the whole earth Daddy! … You are worthy to be praised! You are worthy to be adored! You are worthy to be magnified! King of Kings! Lord of Lords! I AM that I AM! Ancient of Days! Lion of the Tribe of Judah! Rock of Ages! …

I will praise You from everlasting to everlasting. My heart is fixed within me. I will glorify Your Name! I will adore You! I will lift You high! …. Glory! Glory! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Glory be to Your Holy Name! You are worthy to be praised! There’s no-one like You my Father! Oh, yes, Lord You are the Lord of Hosts! the I AM that I AM!, the King of Glory!, the Shepherd of my soul – I love You Daddy! I adore You! Be thou exalted O Lord above the heavens. Let Your glory fill the whole earth! .. I join the angels in saying Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty! The whole earth is full of Your glory!  … Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Blessed, Blessed, Blessed, Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Alleluia! Alleluia!  Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus!  Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Alleluia! Father! Thank You Father! …. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! He is Lord, He is Lord Amen! He is risen from the dead and He is Lord….

The Lord says there’ll be more miracles tonight than all the past year combined! (Amen!)

I want you to stretch forth your hands by faith and just receive yours and just begin to say, “Father, I receive it with thanksgiving, I receive y miracles with thanksgiving. I bless Your Holy Name! Lord. Thank You my Lord for starting the year with me in a wonderful way. Blessed, Blessed, Blessed, Blessed, Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You my Father! Blessed, Blessed, Blessed, Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Yes, I receive my own… I receive for my body, for my soul, for my spirit. I receive for my family. I receive for my finances. I receive for Your church Lord! I receive for my town! I receive for my village! I receive for my state! I receive for my Nation Lord! Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Alleluia! Father!  Thank You Lord! That wonderful Name Jesus, Alleluia! That wonderful Name Jesus, Alleluia! That wonderful Name Jesus, Alleluia!, there is no other Name I know… Thank You Lord! … Amen!

Let all eyes be closed. We don’t want to embarrass anyone.

But the Lord said there is someone here and you came with some charms. The Lord asked me to tell you to come and deposit them in front of the altar – right now! All eyes closed please. Quiet please! Because He asked me to tell you – if you don’t bring them now, before the end of next week, you will be leprous. So silence please, all eyes closed. You came with charms. You didn’t mean any harm, you just thought you need them. He asked me to tell you, come and deposit them right now. He’s doing it because He loves you that’s all. Oh, Thank You my Father! Thank You Jesus! Let all eyes remain closed please. Don’t spy on the Holy Spirit.

The Spirit of God is moving so mightily here tonight and He’s doing a lot of healings. Thank You Jesus! Just drop it there. Just drop it, drop it on the floor, drop it on the floor and you can go. That’s all. You are free. Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Let all eyes be closed. That’s what I said. Don’t spy on the Holy Spirit….. Keep coming! Any other one? All eyes closed please. Thank You Jesus! No, no just come and…… Whatever charm you brought just drop it. Yes God bless you! God bless you!  Yes! God bless you too Yes! Yes! God bless you! God bless you! You can go! As soon as you drop it, you can go. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Father! Thank You! Call His Name  – that wonderful Name – Jesus

Thank You my Daddy.

Now the Lord says there is someone here, you’ve been struggling with smoking. The Lord asked me to tell you – that last pack of cigarette in your pocket; you should come and deposit it in front of the altar now. Amen! The Lord asked me to assure you that as you do so He will give you victory over nicotine.

So come quickly, come quickly…. God bless you! God bless you!  Alleluia!…In case there is anyone still holding on to the cigarette, come quickly now because the time is running out for you. I know one had come but there might be others. Come because today God wants to give you the victory. God bless you! God bless you! God bless you! That’s right. You can go. God bless you! God bless you! Yes hurry up, hurry up, I know some of you might be coming from a faraway place. Thank you Father! I have a Father, Almighty Father, He is King of Kings! and Lord of Lords! I have a Father….

Thank You Father! We bless Your Holy Name. Thank You for deliverance Thank You for miracles! Thank You for signs! Thank You for wonders! May Your Name forever be glorified! Thank You for visiting us again! Thank You for a glorious beginning of a New Year! Thank You for Open Heavens. Thank You because all will be well. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Shake hands with one or two people and say, Happy New Year God bless You! Happy New Year! God Bless You! Thank You Father! Well, em ushers! Well I think you get a container to clear this and get them burnt as soon as possible. O Thank You Father!

How many of you are already blessed How many of you are expecting more blessings? Glory be to God! Let him go ahead, covered in the blood…You are welcome sir, you still came on time…let’s give the Lord a big hand. Glory be to God! You are free now in Jesus’ mighty Name! (Amen!) Thank You Jesus!

Daddy says He’s going to surprise someone here tonight (Amen!) I think we are already surprised but He says He will surprise us more. (Amen!)

Tonight we want to talk briefly, we want to kind of build on what the brother before us said. We want to talk on When the Heavens Open.

Before I go further may I, I want to really thank God for the first 2 soloists for doing an extremely wonderful job. The brother who gave us a medley and the brother who sang the Ibo song. God bless both of you mightily in Jesus’ Name! There’s also a soloist in the third choir that did an extra-ordinarily good job. God bless you too. I think that when someone has done very well, we ought to praise such a fellow so that we will encourage them to do better. Those who are yet to reach that level of excellence they will then say, “Okay, this is where I must reach before Daddy will say, well done.” (That’s a good one – you got that one..)

Exodus 3:1-12 I’m excited because God would do excellent things tonight. (Amen!) Because it’s a long passage, I will read it in English. The Yoruba people will follow me along and they will know what I have read later on. Exodus 3:1-12 >>>

1 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.

2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.

5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

11 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

One day, unexpectedly, the heavens opened and God came down in a ball of fire unto a particular bush at a place where Moses was looking after the flock of Jethro his father-in-law at the backside of a desert. 40 years before Moses was a prince in Egypt but for 40 years now he had been a fugitive. By now he was forgotten, forgotten by Pharaoh, forgotten by all his friends, in fact many of his friends were already dead. Very few people knew his name now but then the heavens opened for him.

The very first thing that will happen when heavens open is that the forgotten will be remembered. That is why I am confident that God is going to remember someone tonight. God remembered Israel. He remembered His promise to Abraham, that He told Abraham in Genesis 15:13-14. God had said to Abraham: “Know of a surety that your seed shall serve in a strange land for 400 years and then they will be severely afflicted but when they come out, they will come out with great treasure.” Somehow I believe that the time for some of us to come out with great treasure has arrived. (Amen!)

God remembered Israel and He also remembered Moses. You see whenever God remembers somebody something special always happens. When He remembered Rachel in Genesis 30:22-24, the Bible said, her womb was shut before but God remembered and Joseph was born. That is why I believe that all those who are barren here tonight God is going to remember you. (Amen!) And when He remembers you, He will open your wombs and special children shall be born. (Amen!)

When God remembered Israel, you know the story in 1 Kings 17, because Israel sinned against God, because they were following a king who led them to idol worship, the man of God came and said, “Shut the heavens!” and the heavens were shut – no rain, no dew, for more than 3 years. And then all of a sudden, God said in 1 Kings 18:14-15, God said, “Man of God, my people have suffered enough. I know you shut the heavens and you are not thinking of opening it yet but it is time. I want to open the heavens.” May God remember Nigeria today! (Amen!) And when God opened the heavens rain fell.

There was a time when God remembered a man called Cornelius. In Acts 10:1-8 the Bible said, God remembered his prayers and his alms. Everything he had ever done God remembered in one day! And salvation came to his house. That’s why when I woke up this morning, the song that came to me was – remember me O Lord, remember me O Lord, remember me O Lord today…. I think somebody else will want to sing that song with me …– remember me O Lord, remember me O Lord, remember me O Lord today….. That song says – “remember me O Lord today” – remember me, me O Lord! Remember Your promises O Lord! Remember Your plans concerning my life! Remember me Lord! I am still here Lord! Remember me! Remember me! Remember me O Lord! Remember me right now! My Father and my God! Remember me now! Remember me today! Remember me this moment! Remember me where I am right now! Remember me O Lord! Remember me! Remember me!

So when the heavens open the forgotten will be remembered.

Thank You Father! The Lord says there’s someone here, He says you are going to marry this year. (Amen!) And He said when you are getting married there’ll be people who will say.- “oti o! It’s not possible.” O Lord! Thank You Father! Who is the fellow who God is going to remember today? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

So the heavens opened and the forgotten were remembered and then the second thing that happened is that there will be divine visitations. So God came down, came in a ball of fire and you know He came down to the backside of a desert which means that God will visit someone, it doesn’t matter where you are (Amen!). And when ever God visits somebody, miracles happen. You see when God visited Sarah at home the promise of 25 years was fulfilled in 1 day. When God visited Lot he was sitting at a city gate and that day he didn’t know that death was coming tomorrow but God visited him and rescued him and his family from imminent death. When God visited Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego in a fiery furnace what was supposed to destroy them loosened them and dealt with their enemies. The fire that was to kill them loosed all the ropes that bound them, killed the soldier that threw them in and those who did not die, he converted. That’s why I am sure this year all those who say you will not reach your goal, you will bury some. (Amen!) The others will be converted to Jesus Christ (Amen!)

And then promotion came! When God visited Paul and Silas in prison, their yokes were destroyed, their tormentor became their servant and their enemies were humiliated. So there will be divine visitation this year (Amen!) I know God is going to visit my home again. I know He’s going to visit my office. I know He’s going to visit His church. I am confident that God is going to visit Nigeria.

And then that day when the fire came down into the bush, the Bible said the bush was not consumed. That’s the first time that fire will come into contact with grass, grass will not burn. That means, when heavens open, original miracles will begin to happen. (Amen!) Brand new miracles. Unique miracles. The kind of miracles that had never happened before. That’s why I’m sure that for somebody beginning from tonight there will be original miracles. (Amen!)

Thank You Father! The Lord said I should say something to someone and that the fellow will understand. He said, the one who prepared the burden shall carry the burden. (Amen!) He said the fellow concerned will know.. The one who prepared the burden shall carry the burden. (Amen!)

So when heavens open there will be original miracles. In Isaiah 43:19 God promised He said, “Behold, I will do a new thing.” Tell your neighbour: ”God is talking about me now!” Say it as if you mean it! Now what is the new thing that God said He will do? He said, I will make a way in the wilderness (Amen!) – that place… I will create a way where there was no way before. (Amen!) And then He said, I will create rivers in the desert. Tell your neighbour, “My days of dryness are over.”

In Joshua 10:12-14 the Bible says there was a day when Joshua spoke to God and said, God stop the sun! Stop the moon!” And the Bible said there was not a day like that before. I believe that this day is going to be a day that we will all remember for the rest of our lives. (Amen!) You know there’s another song that I would love to sing if you don’t mind. It’s a prayer and the prayer is for me – Do something new in my life, something new in my life, something new in my life today….. You want to sing it one more time? It’s asking God to do something new in my life, something wonderful, something miraculous…. Do something new in my life, something wonderful in my life today….

Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here, your eyes are crossed. The Lord says He’s putting them straight now. (Amen!)

Oh, glory. Let’s give the Lord a big hand. That’s a good one. Thank You Father! The Lord asked me to tell you that if you could clap very well … come on put your hands together – do it very well, do it very well! Thank You Daddy! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You my Lord1 Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Alleluia! Thank You Father! Amen!

Now He said as we were clapping He is repairing eyes. Let’s give Him another big round of applause Thank You Father! Thank You Jesus!  Thank You Lord! Amen! So there are some of you here for example that are using glasses before  – you won’t need them anymore. (Amen!) In fact He says there is someone her, you are supposed to come for your glasses on Monday. When you get there  – take another test -–you won’t need it any more. All right Thank You Father!

Now, the number four thing that happens when heavens open is that there will be new sights, new attractions, new visions because Moses said, “I’ve not seen this kind of sight before. Let me turn aside and see this great sight.” When heavens open there’ll be the opening of physically blind eyes; there’ll be the opening of mentally blind eyes….. You know the Bible talks about the eyes of understanding – you’ve been studying and studying and you just don’t understand. All of a sudden – oh! I understand! Ephesians 1:18-23 And then spiritually blind eyes will also be opened. This year I will be surprised if many of us don’t begin to see angels! (Amen!)

And then our vision generally will be expanded because what you see is what you get. If you cannot see yourself in a jet, you will never own one. I mean, I use to believe that only the Queen can ride in a Rolls Royce. Then I got to Britain and I saw ordinary people riding in the thing. If they can ride it, I can ride it! They don’t have two heads. They have one. If somebody can own a jet, I can own one. If somebody can be so rich that he can build a church single-handedly, I can build one. If somebody can win hundreds of thousands of souls for Jesus Christ, I can win them. It is what you see that you will get. How many of you believe that you will see great things this year? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

There was a time when I thought 1000 was a large crowd. Then I travelled to America. Kenneth Hagin camp meeting and I saw 17,000 people in church!…17,000! Oh, God! On the plane I began to pray …. God, one day I too must stand between 17,000 people. And then some years later I travelled to Korea and I saw the church of Yongii Cho! 450,000 people! I said God, I don’t want 17,000 anymore. No, no, I want , I too want more than 450,000. If you can see it you can have it. Now I’ve seen something great. I have seen a time that when we want to have Holy Ghost Festival the government will declare public holiday. (Amen!) They won’t do it voluntarily, they will have to do it compulsorily. Because there’ll be nobody left in the offices. How many of you can see that one? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

You know I can see a town that will start from here and go all the way to Ikorodu. And when it is time for Holy Ghost Festival the crowd will begin from Ikorodu and it will reach Abeokuta. (Amen!) How can you see that? My heavens are already open! I say my heavens are already open!

Now I want you to sing. Are you ready to sing? Tonight is a special night. My voice may not be like that of those who sang before. It doesn’t matter. I’m praying so I can sing when I pray. Open my eyes O Lord! Alleluia! Open my eyes O Lord, Alleluia!….. That song says open my eyes O Lord! Open my eyes, I don’t want to die in poverty, open my eyes Lord. I don’t want to die small! Open my eyes O Lord! Open my eyes Lord! Open my eyes! Open my eyes! Open my eyes Lord! Open my eyes! Open my eyes Daddy, open my eyes!

And so Moses turned and said, I want to see this great sight. You will see great sights this year. (Amen!) But then suddenly God called out to him out of the fire. It means this year, there’ll be divine communication. (Amen!) God called out to him. God spoke to him and I know God is going to speak to someone tonight. (Amen!) And there is no reason why you should not hear from Him. Because in John 10:27, the Bible says, ‘my sheep hear my voice.’ Let me tell you the truth brethren – there is nothing sweeter than to hear the voice of the Lord. Oh, it’s so wonderful to hear His voice! It’s a wonderful thing to hear just one word from Him!

Remember what the centurion said. He said, you don’t have to come to my house. You don’t have to come and lay hands on my servant. Speak the Word only! May God speak to you today in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Psalm 107:20. He said, ‘He sent his word and He them and delivered them from their destructions.’ The Word just went and healed. May the word go to you today and heal you. (Amen!) And you need to hear His voice so you can be guided. So you know what’s going on. Just one word and God will say, “No, no, turn right, no turn left. No, go straight! No, stop!”  It’s good to hear His voice. And Romans 8:14 says, ‘As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” I pray that God will begin to lead you.

I’ve told you before. The first time I heard a brother prophesy in a meeting, very few of us them and we’d been praising God. Suddenly everything became quiet and a brother began to speak: Thus sayeth the Lord….!” Then he said all the things that he said God said. I was a young Christian then so I touched the fellow who took me to the meeting: “When did God say that? I didn’t hear anything!” Keep quiet! Keep quiet! God is talking!” I didn’t hear anything. That day I made up my mind: “I must hear! I must hear!” How many of you want to hear God, yourself! I mean, not, not a prophet said…but you heard? Then maybe you will pray with me then, “Oh open my ears O Lord. Alleluia! Open my ears O Lord……Open my ears O Lord! I am ready to obey…You know one of the joys of hearing from God yourself is that nobody will be able to deceive you. I get prophets almost every day – Thus says the Lord, Buy me a car!” And I just laugh! How can you be so bold! You know I hear from Him. He talks to me everyday.  You can’t cheat me. You can cheat other people. Thus says the Lord. I say, wait a minute. Let me ask my Daddy before you will go further. Did you send Him?  And Daddy will say, If somebody’s coming won’t I tell you before he comes? May God open your ears today! (Amen!) May God open your ears today. (Amen!)

Thank You my Father! O Thank You Lord! The Lord says there’s someone here with HIV virus. He said He’s taking care of that now. (Amen!) You can go for another test on Monday we will hear your testimony next month in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). So there will be divine – I think we should give God a big hand! That’s a big miracle! Come on! Give the Lord a big hand for that ah-ah. Thank You my Father!  Amen!

I know what is wrong with some of us – unless we see we don’t believe – but you have already seen tonight. How could anybody think that anyone will come here with charms? As many as we are, and God look in the midst and said, “You, you, you, you, you have it come, come and drop it.” If He did that one you can be sure when He said He’s curing somebody, he’s doing what He said He’s doing! Thank You Father!

Now when God called Moses. Now there’s something there that I nearly missed. I saw, yes, there’ll be divine communication. And there is something more than that –it is a divine relationship, a friendship, suddenly developed. You know, among the English if you are a casual acquaintance they will call you ‘Mr. Adeboye.’ When you become friends they drop the ‘Mr.’ They drop the ‘Adeboye’, they begin to call you ‘Enoch’…. ‘How are you Enoch?’. When the Englishman calls you by your first name that means, now we are friends. And that’s how God called Moses. He didn’t say, “Mr. Moses So-So-So.” He said, “Moses. Moses.” There’s somebody here who’s going to become a friend of God tonight. (Amen!)

You know one of the things that God had used to help me deal with some false prophets. Is that when they come to me and they say, “Thus said the Lord: Tell my servant…” I say, stop there! I know what He calls me when He wants to talk to me. Oh Yes, Tell my servant, Pastor E. A. Adeboye…! I say, “Ehhh, go back to your…” I know the name He calls me! I won’t tell you so that you won’t come tomorrow and say, “Thus says, the Lord!”

He called him ‘Moses, Moses.’  When you go through the Scriptures you find that the people God called by their first names – its either they are already special or they are going to become special. ‘Abraham, Abraham’ and he ended up becoming God’s friend! ‘Samuel, Samuel’. And he ended up becoming God’s prophet. ‘Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?’ And he became God’s representative. May God call you by your first name today in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

God called Moses by his first name and Moses said, “Here am I.” Well if God calls you today, may you answer in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) And God said unto him, remove your shoes because where you are is holy ground. I am confident that the homes of some people will become holy grounds this year. (Amen!) How do I know? Because God is going to visit us. You know that wherever God is becomes holy ground. If you are willing to pay the price, God is willing to dwell in your home. What is the price? He said, ‘Be holy for I am holy.” Because only birds of the same feather can flock together. But if you will just invite Him into your home. Remember if He comes into your home there must be no more quarrelling. No more blasphemy, no more cursing. No more fighting, no more stealing, no more fornication, no more adultery… “ah these laws are too many. I think I’ll be meeting God in the church. All these rules and regulations – they are too many.” Let me tell you one thing. Wherever God dwells, demons cannot dwell there, sorrow cannot dwell there, sickness cannot dwell there. I mean where God dwells….. power dwells there.

I remember years ago, I traveled abroad and my daughter fell sick in the college and they brought her home because she wouldn’t go to hospital. And then Mummy prayed and the pain continued for a while. Suddenly God gave the girl an inspiration and she said, Mummy, please let me sleep where Daddy sleeps. The spot where he sleeps, let me sleep there by your side. She slept there and instantly, the miracle happened. Where God dwells power would dwell there. How many of you want God in your home. Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

And in 2 Samuel 6:11 the Bible tells us that God dwells in the house of a man called Obed Edom – for 3 months. God blessed him. You know David sent God into the house of Obed Edom and said, this God is too tough. He’s a consuming fire. Let Him go and stay in the House of Obed Edom If He can kill him, let Him kill him there. But then news came to David that God is blessing the house of Obed Edom. This man was hardly finding enough food to eat. All of a sudden he has become a multi-millionaire in 3 months! David said, Obed Edom, thank you very much, I’m the one who sent God to your house. I want to take Him back to my house! How many of you want God in your house? He will come to your home this year in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).

And then God said to Moses, I have heard the cry of my people.” You see when heavens open, prayers are heard, answers will come. Many a time we had prayed and the answer had not gone beyond the roof because the heavens were closed but now the heavens are open. That’s why I am sure my prayers will be answered this year.

In Psalm 34:6, the Bible says this poor man cried and God heard him and delivered him out of his troubles. You know there’s a song that we used to sing when I was a young Christian… we’ll sing it in Yoruba. We’ve been singing so many in English so let’s sing this one in Yoruba for a change…. Baba tin gbadura, omo tin gbadura emi mimo tin gbadura, gbo adura mi…I don’t have time for you to learn it, it simply says, God that answers prayer, hear my prayers. God will hear the prayers of somebody today. (Amen!) So God said to Moses, I have heard the cry of my people and have come to deliver them. When the heavens are open there’ll be deliverance. The Bible says in Joel 2:32 He said there will be deliverance in Zion, there’ll be deliverance at Redemption Camp! Today the Almighty God will set the captives free. (Amen!)

But then God went on to say, Moses, Moses!” Moses said, “I’m here.” The Lord said, “Put off your shoes. Where you are is holy ground. I’ve heard the cry of my people. I’ve come to deliver them. Now come and I will send you.” So whenever heavens open there could be divine commissioning. There are people that God would send this year. … Your Amen has suddenly become low.. (Amen!) Whether you like it or not some of you are going this year. (Amen!) I know if I say some of you are going to America, “Amen “ will be loud. Some of you are going to Iraq. Some of you are going to Iran. (Amen!) Some of you are going to Kuwait. (Amen!) Some of you are going to Egypt. (Amen!) Some of you are going to China. (Amen!) Some of you are going all over the world! (Amen!) If you believe that shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

But you see you don’t have to be afraid. Jesus Christ said in John 21:21 “As my father sent me so send I you” How did the Father send Him? With power. You won’t go home without power. He will back you up. He will support you. Now some of you may not go far away from Nigeria. Some of you will be going back to your village, to win the souls there. Some of you are going there to destroy all the idols there. Some of you are going to bring the light of Jesus Christ into your town this year. There’s a song we used to sing too … Here am I send me, here am I send me, as the Lord needs somebody here am I send me.

You know when I was a younger Christian, some of the songs you sing now we didn’t sing them then. The congratulation, ore mo owo re wa song. We sing a different kind of song. We sing songs like, I want everybody to know that Jesus loves every soul, my life I will give as long as I live, to let everybody to know…. I will sing …… we wanted to serve Jesus, that was our passion, that was our joy! We wanted to win souls. At that time we were more interested in what we can do for Him than what we can get from Him. We believed He had done enough in saving our souls. Now we want to tell everybody, we want them to know that Jesus loves every soul. Who will say, “Here am I, Lord send me?” Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Thank You Father!

The Lord said, joy shall be returned to a particular home today. (Amen!) Thank You Father! 

The Lord said there’s someone here your parents have been saying, “Time is running out, time is running out….” The Lord asked me to tell you, you will soon say, “Jesus never fails.” (Amen!) If you are the one shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

So Moses said, “Lord, who am I? Who am I to go against Pharaoh? I have a stick in my hand, Pharaoh is the mighty king of the world.” God said, “I will be with you. “ This year there’ll be divine partnership. (Amen!) Partnership in business, partnership in education, partnership in the home, partnership in ministry. You know the Bible says in Romans 8:31, it said, if God be for us who can be against us. In Joshua 1:5, God said,  “No man will be able to stand against you all the days of your life because as I was with Moses so shall I be with you.” And when God is with you, everywhere you step will become your own. (Amen!) Joshua 1:3 Everywhere your footstep shall tread upon. God said I’ve given it unto you that’s why I am sure we are going to take the world for Jesus. How many of you will go along with me? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

So finally God said to Moses, “Don’t argue. Don’t argue with me. I’ve already made up my mind. It is time for you to cross over to your destiny. I created you so that you can be a deliverer of my people. I trained you for forty years in the University of Pharaoh. I trained you for forty years in the university of the desert. Now the time has come.” Let everybody say “Now” (Now) Say “Now” loud and clear! (Now!) The people on this side say, “Now!” (Now!) The people on my side here say, “Now!” (Now!) People here say, “Now!” (Now!) People here say, “Now!” (Now!) The people here say, “Now!” (Now!) The time to cross over to your destiny has come.

Those of us who were here on Watch-Night service, we are already enjoying the cross-over. Many of us know that things have changed. Even I know it myself. I’m sure you have never seen me moving around when I’m preaching. I’m not saying that I will be moving around but something inside is burning! Now the time to crossover to your destiny has come. (Amen!) And I just… I trust the Almighty God that He will help you to believe because it will be unto you according to your faith. God said to Moses, “Stop arguing my friend, your heavens have opened. You have been forgotten but I’ve remembered you! I have visited you. I’ve given you a new mission. I have spoken to you. I’ve called your name, we are friends now! Time to cross over!” And He said, “Cross over to a land flowing with milk and honey.” For somebody here tonight Psalm 23:5 is going to be fulfilled. (Amen!) Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies. Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over…” When God has finished preparing the table it is them He will call you and say, “Come and eat.” All these years, God has been preparing the table. All the past Holy Ghost Service he had used them to prepare the table. Now…. Let everybody say, “Now!” Say it loud and clear….. It is time to eat, it is time to cross over to my destiny whether the devil likes it or not my day has come…..” Say it, say it as if you mean it. Say it loud and clear!

You know when you are not really sure that is when you say certain things quietly so that the devil won’t hear – but this one is already too late for the devil. He said: You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. Time for Adeboye to enjoy has come. You know it’s so good today that there are 2 Adeboyes preaching. One is preaching, the other is interpreting. Now! I said the time for Adeboye to enjoy has come. My days of sorrows are over!

That’s why I want to appeal to those of you who are not yet born again. Pull your ears, begin to run forward! What do I ask you to do? Pull your ears and begin to run forward because God is here and now is your time of salvation. Don’t miss the opportunity, come now, come, come, come. This is your day of salvation. Pull your ears, I’m not joking, pull your ears and say, ”God, I’m coming! I’m coming! I’m coming! I’m coming! I’m coming to be saved!” Your day, your day has come, your day of salvation has come.

Your day of salvation has come. Your day of salvation has come. Let’s give the Lord a big hand as they come! Let’s give the Lord a big hand as they come! Let’s give the Lord a big hand as they come! This is your day of salvation. Ohhh…..Let’s give the Lord a big hand as they come! Is that all you can do brethren? Can’t you clap for Jesus? This is the day of salvation! This is the day of salvation! This is the day of salvation! The day of joy! The day of miracles! The day of signs, the day of wonders! The day when the Name of the Lord will be glorified! The day when we are going to cross over to our destiny! Oh, the devil has lost the battle Glory be to God! Hurry up! Hurry up! Hurry up! I know some of you are coming from afar off. This is your day of salvation!

And as you come, begin to call on the Almighty God. Say “Father, save my soul, save my soul! Save my soul! This is my day! This is my day! Save my soul! Save my soul! O Lord save my soul! Yes, save my soul!” And brethren, let’s reach our hands towards them and begin to pray for them. That God will save their soul. That God will have mercy on them. That Almighty God will save the soul of every one of them; that He will forgive their sins; that He will be merciful unto them! Call on Almighty God brethren, Say, “Lord, have mercy on me, save my soul! I have come to You now. I am crossing over to your side. I’m saying bye-bye to the devil, bye-bye to the world, bye-bye to charms, bye-bye to cigarettes, bye-bye to alcohol, bye-bye to fornication, bye-bye to adultery! Jesus I come to you now! Bye-bye to stealing! Bye-bye to lying! I cross over to your side, I cross over to your side Lord, I cross over to your side!

Keep coming! Hurry up! Hurry up! Hurry up! Jesus wants to save your soul! Oh, what a day, what a day! What a day of rejoicing for you! Ask God to save your soul. Ask Him to be merciful unto you. Say, “Lord, help me. Help me, save my soul! Be merciful unto me! Be merciful unto me, Lord! Be merciful unto me, Lord! Be merciful unto me King of glory! I come to you Lord! Save my soul today! Save my soul! My Lord and my S! I come to you! I come to you! Have mercy on me Lord! Have mercy on me!” 

Keep coming! Keep coming! Keep coming! The Lord is still waiting for you! This is your day. The Bible says, Now is the day of salvation! Now is the accepted time. Come now, the Lord is waiting for you! The Lord is waiting for you! The Lord is waiting, is waiting, is waiting, is waiting, is waiting for you now! Yes, Keep coming! Keep coming! Hurry up! He loves you, that is why he brought you tonight. It’s a very special night, a night of victory, a night of joy, a night of blessing. Come to Him now! Come to Him now! Come to Him now! Just call on Him and just say, “Father have mercy on me. Save my soul Lord! Save my soul! I’ve crossed over to your side. Have mercy on me! I am yours from now on. I will have nothing more to do with the devil Nothing more to do with the world. I want to do your will from now on, my Father and my God. Save my soul Lord! Save my soul! Save my soul! Save my soul! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! Thank You Father! Have mercy on your children. They’ve come to You Lord, Receive them! Receive everyone of them Lord!

Thank You Father! That You did not allow the enemy to triumph over me! Yes. Let’s praise Him, let’s magnify His holy Name. If you know all the enemy planned concerning you last year, you will open your mouth now and praise God for not allowing the enemy to triumph over you. Thank You Father! That You did not allow the enemy to triumph over me! I thank You! I thank You! Because while I was sleeping You were keeping watch. Oh yes, because You neither sleep nor slumber. While the enemies were planning concerning me, my Father and my God, You kept watch over me. Thank You! That You did not allow the enemy to triumph over me! I am very grateful Lord. I want to praise You for it. I want You to know that I appreciate You Lord. Thank You! For being my protection. Thank You! For being my defender. Thank You! Because You told the enemy – thus far you can go and no more! I just want to bless your Holy Name that You have not given me as meat for the mouth of the enemy to swallow. Oh yes, Thank You! That you brought me out of the lion’s den. I thank You because You took me out of the fiery furnace. I give you glory – I give you honour for your protection, for Your defense, for being a wall of fire round about me. If the enemy had triumphed where will I be now?

 Had it not been for You O Lord what will I be saying now? Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Name! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Lord! Thank You! Thank You! For not allowing the enemy to triumph over me. Thank You! For protecting me, for protecting my family. Thank You! For protecting Your churches. Thank You! For protecting Your pastors. Thank You! Because all those that something may happen to and it will affect me, You did not allow evil to happen to them. Oh, I thank You for Your church. I give You glory that You did not allow the enemy to scatter us…. What a wonderful Father You are. What a faithful God You are. I just want to praise You and to magnify Your Holy Name. Thank You my Lord. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord!  Blessed be Your Name forever! You are worthy to be praised! You are worthy to be adored! You are worthy to be magnified! And I will always praise You. Thank You my Lord! Blessed be Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) 

Now I want you to talk to the Almighty God. You see after the heavens opened for Israel and they began to march towards the Promised Land. It wasn’t long before they came across the Red Sea. So you are going to pray now and say, “Father, Every Red Sea across my path, let them open now! Let them open now! Every Red Sea across my path. Let them open now In the mighty Name of Jesus! Let every Red Sea open now so that there’ll be nothing to hinder my way. So that I’ll be able to march on to victory. Oh, yes, I know my heavens are open but I know there may be a Red Sea across my path… Thank You Jesus! …Every Red Sea Lord let them open now! …. Let every Red Sea open now Father, that I may be able to march on undisturbed. To the Promised Land. To the anointing, the power, the glory, the miracles, the signs and wonders that you have already stored for me, waiting Lord God Almighty! my arrival. Thank You Jesus! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! And so shall it be in Jesus’ mighty Name! (Amen!)

Now after the children of Israel crossed the Red Sea all the enemies that were pursuing them were swallowed up. I want you to open your mouth and prayAll the enemies that have been pursuing me. From my father’s house, from my family as a whole, from my husbands house, from my wife’s house, all the enemies that have been pursuing me all these days, let the Red Sea swallow them! Open your mouth and pray! “All the enemies that have been pursuing me, that are saying, even though my heavens are open they will keep on pursuing, Father, let the Red Sea swallow them! Let the Red Sea swallow them. That my deliverance may be complete. That my freedom might be total. That my joy may be full. All the enemies that have been pursuing me all these years – from my father’s house, from my mother’s house, from my wife’s house…. Thank You Jesus! Thank You my Father. Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

After the children of Israel crossed the Red Sea the next thing they discovered was that the water they wanted to drink was bitter. But then God performed a miracle and their bitter waters became sweet.  I want you to open your mouth, brethren. I appeal to you, call on the Almighty -: Every bitter waters left in my life, change them to sweet. Wipe away my tears. Father, change my sorrow to joy! Change my sorrow to joy! Every bitter waters left in my life change them to sweet waters! Oh yes Father, You can do it! ….  Every bitter water in my life change to sweet! Change my sorrow to joy! My failure to success! My Lord and my God, do something, do something Father! Change my bitter waters to sweet. Purify Your Holy Name thereby Lord! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Very soon they had no food to eat and God sent manna from heaven. Tell the Lord Almighty, “I’m your son. I qualify for manna – supernaturally! Provide for my needs – from above O Lord! Provide for my needs! Lord send down manna from heaven! My heavens are open now. Send manna to me I qualify, I’m Your son. I am Your son. Send manna to me from above! Oh yes Lord! Send me angel’s food! Bread of heaven, feed me till I want no more! Send manna to me from above! Send manna to me from above! Send manna to me from above! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Then they said no water to drink again. The Almighty God brought water out of the rock. For every man there is a rock inside which your water is hiding. That which will bring total satisfaction to you is hiding somewhere. Ask God to open your eyes to see your rock! Where your miracles are hidden – beg Him tonight! Say, “God, open my eyes, let me see my rock where my water is hiding and then bring forth the water O Lord! That I may drink and be satisfied, satisfied physically, satisfied materially, satisfied spiritually, satisfied ministerially, satisfied maritally, satisfied mentally, all-round satisfaction! Open my eyes Lord, show me the rock where my water is hidden. Bring forth the water O Lord! Let me drink and be satisfied! May Your Name forever be glorified! Thank You Jesus! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

And then they said they wanted meat and God said “I will bring meat.” and He asked the wind to begin to blow and the wind began to bring quails – so many. And the quails came and landed around the camp and the people did not even have to pursue them, they were so tired, they were just picking them up. I want you to pray: “Father my blessings in the East, in the West, in the North, in the South – Holy Ghost wind blow them into my house! Bring them in! Wind of the Holy Spirit Bring all my blessings in, from the East, from the West, from the North, from the South! Holy Ghost wind blow! Blow my blessings in! Oh! Blow my blessings in! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

And then they came to Jericho. And the wall of Jericho said, You are not going further but then the Captain of the Hosts of Heaven came out of heaven and told Joshua, “I will fight your battles.” Brethren, let’s cry to the Lord and say, “Lord of Hosts, from now on fight my battles! Fight my battles! Lord of Hosts! I cannot fight the battles alone! Fight my battles for me! Lord of Hosts! Fight my battles! Lord of Hosts! Fight my battles for me! I cannot fight the battles alone! ! I cannot fight the battles alone! ! I cannot fight the battles alone! ! I cannot fight the battles alone! ! I cannot fight the battles alone! Lord of Hosts, fight my battles for me! I cannot fight my battles alone! ! I cannot fight my battles alone! ! I cannot fight my battles alone! Lord of Hosts Thank You my Lord! Alleluia! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

And then the wall of Jericho fell. Your wall of Jericho will fall today (Amen!) I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty and promise Him. I will praise You, I will adore You but every wall of Jericho that may be left in my life, let them fall now, now! Now! Now! Now! Now! I will praise You! I will adore You! I will magnify Your Name! Every wall of Jericho that’s in my life, let them fall down flat now! The wall of Jericho fall down flat….. wall of Jericho must fall down flat! Right now! Right now! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now if you have any special requests of your own – ask God now. Alleluia! Thank You Jesus! Alleluia!  Thank You Jesus! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

As true Christians the Bible says we should our neighbours like ourselves. You have prayed for yourselves. I want you to join hands with your neighbour and pray for the person you are holding. Say, “Father, whatever miracle he needs, give to him now, give to him now Father! Let him cross over to his destiny now! Whatever miracles your son needs Lord, give him now! Let him cross over to his destiny. My Lord and my Saviour, I pray.  Whatever miracles he needs that will make his joy full give him now, You can do it Daddy! Nothing is impossible with You. Whatever he needs physically, whatever he needs mentally, whatever he needs spiritually, whatever he needs financially, whatever he needs emotionally, whatever he needs martially, my Father and my God whatever he needs ministerial, give him now, so that his joy may be full, so that the world may know that we are serving a living God. Do it for him Lord and take all the glory! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

And so Father I come before You one more time on behalf of all these Your children. Early this morning Lord, at a time when they are supposed to be sleeping. They are here seeking Your face, crying out to You, saying, “Lord, we thank You for Open Heavens. We thank You that the enemies have not triumphed over us! Father, Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Every Red Sea across the path of Your children I decree them open in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) All the enemies that had been pursuing them, that refused to let go even though their heavens are open, Father, tonight, let the enemy be swallowed up! (Amen!)

Every bitter waters in the lives of these your children, every sorrow, every tear, every failure, every disappointment, change to joy in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) My Father and my God, You are the Controller of Heaven. You have already opened the windows of Heaven – send down manna (Amen!) Send down manna to Your children Father (Amen!) My Lord and my Saviour, wherever their rocks might be, wherever their water might be hidden, bring them out in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Wherever their blessings might be hiding – East, West, North, or South – let the wind of the Holy Spirit bring them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Father, Lord of Hosts, every war, every battle that these Your children have been fighting, fight for them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Give them total victory in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) And every wall of Jericho in their lives let them fall down now! Let them fall down now! Let them fall down now! (Amen!) Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

God bless you! You may be seated for few minutes.

We want to continue quickly with what happens when heavens open. We want to look at something just for a few minutes in 1 Kings 18:38 & 39:

When ever the heavens open, people praise God and they worship Him. And I just want to mention very quickly some forms of worship or praise, some ways we praise Him and worship Him.

The first way is that whenever we really want to praise God we should do it loudly. The devil has taught us that whenever we want to praise God we should do it quietly. Some of us from our various backgrounds have learnt that whenever we want to praise God it must be done with decorum. That is not what the Bible says and I don’t care what anybody may say but my number one authority, my final authority is the Bible. Psalm 66:8 says, O bless our God ye people and make the voice of His praise to be heard. People cannot hear the voice of His praise if you whisper it. Nobody can hear you if you say, ‘Alleluia!” He said, let people hear the voice of His praise.” Psalm 98:4 says, “make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth! Make a loud noise! “ What kind of noise? Make a loud noise and rejoice and sing praise! Psalm 132:9 says, “Let the priest be clothed with righteousness and let thy saints shout for joy.” How many saints are here tonight? Then let me hear you shout for joy! …  You tried! You really tried but I want you to know one thing. We had told God that we will praise Him, so we want our Jericho walls to fall. I believe the wall of Jericho had fallen so we are owing God a shout! That’s right! Glory be to God! Alleluia!  Praise the Lord! Amen! Amen!

Now don’t you ever forget that the winning side is the shouting side and I am on the winning side, I say I am on the winning side. There’s a song we used to sing in those days: What the Lord has done for me, I cannot tell it all…. so I can shout Alleluia!. Has God done anything for you? I think I’ve told you the story before. One of my sons came visiting. One of the Bishops, and he was telling me all the great things God is doing in his ministry And I kept on saying, “Mmmmh! Praise God! Oh Thank You Jesus! Oh the Lord is good!” After some time he said, “Daddy, I’m the only one talking. You are not saying anything about what God is doing for you! “ I looked at him, I said, ”My son, If I tell you all that God is doing for me you will say God is partial!…” What the Lord has done for me, I cannot tell it all…… Let me hear you shout one more Praise the Lord! God bless you! You may be seated!

The Bible says one way you praise God is by shouting. The second way is by singing. That is why it doesn’t matter whether your voice is good or not. Just sing! If somebody says your voice is not good, ask the fellow – I’m not singing to you. I sing most of my songs in my bathroom where there is nobody to listen. If my voice does not go along with your guitar. There is a guitar in heaven that goes with my voice! Look at Psalm 47:6 It says, sing praises to God! Sing praises! Sing praises unto our king, sing praises! I n one verse it said ‘sing!’ 4 times! It just kept on saying, “Sing! Sing!” In Psalm 69:30 it says, “I will praise the name of God with a song and will magnify him with thanksgiving! I will praise him with a song…. I will sing unto the Lord a joyful song, I will praise His name, for the Lord is good… Alleluia!

So we sing to Him with a shout and we will praise Him with a song.  Then He said, number 3, we can praise Him with musical instruments. Many of you will not believe that once upon a time in this our church, guitar is forbidden. Drum? How can you drum? In the House of God? Drum? Until one day I saw Psalm 150 and thank God my Father in the Lord told me when he was alive – he said, “ the Bible, my son, the Bible is your constitution. That the one we wrote down, that one is for the government but the real constitution, the Bible!” So if I find it in the Bible, I will do it. If it’s not in the Bible, count me out! Psalm 150 said, Praise ye the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary…..” Where? That’s right in the church. It said, “Praise him in the firmament of his power…. verse 1 Now go to verse 3 …..”Praise him with the sound of the trumpet… Thank You very much! Let somebody shout Alleluia!! And then he went on to say….. Praise him with the psaltery and harp…” Then he went on to say, “Praise him with the timbral and dance!” And he went on to say, “Praise him with the string instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals and praise him upon the high-sounding cymbals” And he said, “Let everything that hath breathe Praise him!”…. Glory, glory, Lord, we give you glory Lord… Alleluia! Thank You very much, that’s okay!

You know a day is coming when all we will do at Holy Ghost Service is just praise Him from evening till morning! And then he went on to say, “Just incase you don’t know how to play guitar, and yet you want to praise him with a ten-stringed instrument, put your hands together, Amen! He said in Psalm 47:1 O clap your hands all ye people, all ye people! Not some people – all ye people! Amen!

Now, I’ve told some of us before, that clapping actually means God I will cooperate with you.” That’s all right we will come to that. Just a moment. And I told you the story about how clapping began. I said, one day the fingers saw the birds singing and they liked the song and so they tried to sing too because they know they were praising God. But no mater how fast they moved, they produced no sound. Then one of them said, “Maybe if 2 of us cooperate, maybe we will produce some music. So one finger joined another and they began to produce and they found that with some, with a little bit of practice they could produce some sound that sound like music. So the right hand said to the left, if instead of me and my fingers alone cooperating, if we join with you, maybe we’ll produce a better sound. That’s all right you are trying! Let’s do it the way they did it that day.  Lift up your left hand and with one finger on the right, begin to tap that left hand. There’s a little sound. Now increase the fingers to 2 and then to 3 and then to 4 and then put the two of them together! Amen! And then you discover that with a little bit of practice, you can produce even better music than just clapping. You can start by…. And then you can improve on that, you can improve on that and change it to…..  (two claps) just wait, wait now! Just wait! And change it to …(three claps) All right Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Unfortunately our time is running, but you know you can vary it various ways. By clapping alone you can get all of us dancing. And then He went on to say that the fifth way we can praise Him, is by dancing! In Psalm 150:4 He said, “Praise the Lord with dancing.” There are many of us who think that those of us who dance are worldly. I think you are mistaken sir! When I dance, I am telling God that He is my owner. Because that’s the way my dog tells me I am welcome. When I travel and I return and my dogs, they want to say welcome, but they don’t have the vice to say it, what do they do? They dance! O te mi lorun kin jo fun Olorun mi….

And then He went on to say that the sixth way by which we can praise God is by bowing or by kneeling down. So when I bow or I kneel, I am telling God that I know you are superior to me. In Yorubaland at least, I don’t know every detail about other tribes, you kneel for someone that you consider superior. Psalm 95:6 He said, let us bow and kneel down before our maker. Who is our maker? Psalm 91:1 calls Him, the Most High’ What is the meaning of ‘the most high’? The one who is higher than the highest! Psalm 91:1 calls Him the ‘Almighty’, the One who is mightier than the mighty The Bible says in Philippians 2:9-10 that God has given Him a name that is above every other name That at the Name of Jesus..  I say, at the Name of Jesus. … in Jesus Name every knee shall bow, in Jesus Name every knee shall bow, in Jesus Name every knee shall bow,,,,,,

So we can praise Him by shouting, by singing, with musical instruments, by clapping hands, by dancing, by bowing our knees and by lifting up of our hands. Psalm 63:3 & 4, says: because Your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee and I will just lift up my hands at thy name… ‘ Now what do we mean when we lift up our hands to God? I used to be a boxer. I know you may not believe that now, but I used to be a boxer! And when you go into the ring you believe you are going to win and one thing you must have discovered by now is that you cannot determine the strength of a man by merely looking at him. Until the two of you get into the ring and the fellow you think you can beat seems to be about to kill you! And they’ve taught us one basic principle before you even begin to fight at all – they say the dog that runs today, will live to fight tomorrow.” So the moment you discover this man is about to kill me, what do you do? (hands up) Oga, thank  you sir, you win! don’t kill me, I’ll go and prepare afresh!

When you lift up your hands to Almighty God you say, “I surrender. I am too small to fight you anyway.” And the Bible says in Psalm 134:1-2 It said, When you say you surrender to God you are actually blessing him. That’s where we got a song that says…. Come bless the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord, who stand by night in the house of the Lord, lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the Lord, and bless the Lord…..

And then the eighth way we can praise Him is by prostrating.  You know that’s easy for those of us who are Yoruba boys – we know how to prostrate but many of us don’t know the meaning of prostrating. Prostrating actually means, “I offer myself as a sacrifice. I lay myself on Your altar. Wherever You send me I will go. Whatever You want me to do, I will do. “ That’s what the Wise Men did in Matthew 2 when they saw Jesus, when they saw their Maker, when they saw the One who gave them wisdom, when they saw the Alpha and the Omega, when they saw the beginning and the ending, when they saw the one who is the One who is to come, when they saw the Almighty, when they saw the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, when they saw the Rock of Ages, when they saw the I AM that I AM! they prostrated. That’s what they did. That’s what the 24 Elders do in heaven. In Revelations 4:10-11. They took off their crowns, they laid it at His feet. They say unto Him, “We don’t deserve anything, whatever we are, whatever we have, we owe to you – they lay it on the ground and they prostrate.  There’s a song we used to sing – I don’t know how many of them know them now-a-days… I think this year I will be teaching you some of the old songs because I know God wants to bring about a great revival. The first time I heard this song I was lying on my face so that’s why I remember it so well – it says, “Father, I adore You, I lay my life before You, How I love You, Jesus, I adore You, I lay my life before You, I love You, Spirit, I adore You, I lay my life before You, how I love You….

Brethren, which ever method you want to use, maybe you want to kneel or you want to stand, you want top lift your hand, you want to prostrate before Him – I want you to think of a song of your own and just sing to Him, sing a song unto Him, go ahead, sing a song unto Him! Choose a song of your own! Your own song and just bless His Holy Name! Just tell Him, “I love You Lord!” with a song! If you want to clap you can clap! If you want to dance you can dance! If you want to kneel you can kneel. If you want to prostrate, you can prostrate. Worship Him!

We bless Your Name Lord! We magnify Your Holy Name! As Your children praise You today Father, visit each and everyone and let Your Name be glorified! Thank You Father! Thank You Father!

The Almighty God says, I said in my Word, that if I be lifted up, I will draw men unto myself. God said, because you have lifted me up today, I will hasten your promotion. (Amen!) Thank You Lord!

The Lord says because you sang for me today, I will give you something to sing about for the rest of your life. (Amen!) Thank You my Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Daddy! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have worshipped! Let someone now shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Let’s put our hands together for the Almighty God

Now very quickly we will want to minister to those who might still feel they need ministration even though I believe that the Almighty God has touched everyone of us tonight. Bit there might still be some people who will feel that they need the touch so the ministers of God can we please take position. Only those who feel, “Unless they touch me I don’t think I will receive anything, they are the people who will go to them, the rest of us will just be dancing and rejoicing where we are. Okay. O Thank You my Father. Let‘s give the Lord another big hand, please, let’s give Him a hand…..

You are worthy Lord, You are worthy Lord, You are worthy Lord….

 You are worthy Lord!

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE HEAVENS OPEN

2nd of February, 2001

….. Just cry to God straight away! Say, “Father, fulfil your promise in my life, fulfil your promise! Those things You said You would do in my life, do them tonight! Fulfil your promises in my life tonight! Oh, yes Father my body is expecting Your glory! My soul is expecting Your glory! My spirit is expecting Your glory! Father fulfil Your promises in my life tonight! All those things You had promised me, Father fulfil them tonight! This night O Lord! Do something special in my life that will show the whole world that I am serving the living God – everything that I’ve been crying out to you in my body, my soul, my spirit, my Lord and my Saviour please satisfy them tonight! Meet all my needs tonight! Please meet all my needs tonight! I just ask You Lord God Almighty! – do them tonight O Lord! Do them tonight! Arise O Lord on my behalf! Arise, Kong of Glory! Arise! All those things that you have promised me Father, fulfil them tonight, fulfil them tonight my Lord! My body is expecting Your glory! My soul is expecting Your glory! My spirit is expecting Your glory! Please Father fulfil Your promises! Reach down from heaven O Lord and touch me tonight! Meet all my needs tonight Father, in Your own supernatural way. Don’t let me go home without receiving a touch from You tonight! Please Father, look down from heaven tonight and just pay attention to me! Tonight Father, stretch forth Your mighty hand to touch me, touch my body, my soul, my Spirit! Father, minister to me specially tonight! O Lord God Almighty! look down from heaven! Let me receive a special ministration from You tonight. Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Name Lord! Fulfil Your promise in my life! Let this night be a night I will never forget. Let his night be a night Your name will be glorified in my life. Father, surprise me tonight, surprise me tonight. Alleluia! Father! Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

There is none holy as the Lord, there is none beside Him, neither is there anyone like our Lord there is none holy as the Lord…. holy, holy, holy…..You are highly lifted up there is no-one like You…. Jehovah, You are the most high…… Let’s go ahead and worship Him! Let’s magnify His holy Name! He’s worthy to be praised, He’s worthy to be adored! Let’s bless Him! Let’s worship Him! Let’s bless Him! Let’s worship Him! Let’s worship the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!! The I AM that I AM! The Ancient of Days!! The Unchangeable Lord! The Rock of Ages!! Let’s bless the Alpha and Omega; the beginning and the ending; the One who is, the One who was, the One who is to come! Let’s bless the Almighty God! Let’s bless the One whose Name is Wonderful! The One who is Counsellor! The One who is mighty God!, The One who is Everlasting Father! The One who is Prince of Peace. Let’s praise Him, let’s praise the Rock of Ages!! He’s worthy to be praised! He’s worthy to be adored! He’s worthy to be magnified! Let’s praise Him! Let’s worship Him! Let’s adore Him! O yes, Father, we bless Your Holy Name!! King of Glory! we adore You! What a great God You are! What a marvellous God You are! What a tremendous God You are! We bless You! We adore You! We lift You high and may You forever be glorified! O Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Thank You! King of Kings and Lord of Lords! Thank You! the I Am that I AM! Thank You! the Ancient of Days! Thank You! because all power belong to You! We love You Daddy! We will continue to praise You! Oh yes! May You forever be glorified! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Lord! You are worthy! You are worthy! You are worthy to be praised! You are worthy to be magnified – there’s no one like You. BBYHNL….. Bless You Father! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Lord! We adore You. We bless Your Name! We lift You high! May You forever be glorified! Thank You Father! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)

Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here tonight, he asked me to tell you your days of bondage are over. (Amen!)

Father, we just want to bless Your Name. We all combine and we publicly confess and we say You are the best! That You are better than any best. You are greater than the greatest! You are higher than the highest. You are stronger than the strongest! You are richer than the richest!. You are older than the oldest! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! You are the Great Deliverer! You are the Saviour! You are the Healer! You are the Provider! You are the Protector! You are the Lord of Hosts! You have never lost a battle! Glory be to Your Holy Name! (Amen!) Tonight Father, fight for us. (Amen!) Lord, fight for us! Against sickness – fight for us! Against barrenness – fight for us! Against failure – fight for us! Against poverty – fight for us! Against sorrow – fight for us! Against enemies known and unknown – fight for us! Father, let there be deliverance. (Amen!) Let there be holiness – let us possess our possessions! Thank You Daddy! Glory be to Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ God bless you, you may be seated!

I want to thank God for the choir that ministered tonight. It is refreshing to know that there is still a choir like this in the Redeemed Christian church of God. (Amen!) Very, very refreshing! Very, very refreshing! Even though I have a microphone in my hand I can still clap for Jesus Christ for you. Thank You Jesus! You are as close to excellent as I want. Thank You very much! Thank You!! That was very refreshing particularly your first number – that was very, very good.  ‘Alleluia!’

Well we want to continue with what happens when the heavens open. Because I know my heavens are open…. I say I  know my heavens are open! I know some of you don’t believe but I know my heavens are open. How do I know my heavens are open? Because God said so and once He has spoken it is done.

Like I told some people some days ago – this year don’t take God lightly. One of the prophecies he gave concerning the international scene is that this year there’ll be earthquakes and volcanoes. And it is intense prayers that will minimize them. In January alone there have been 2 massive earthquakes that have killed hundreds of thousands of people! I told my wife, we better begin to pray because these earthquakes are taking place in places we do not expect. Better begin to pray so that one will not happen in Nigeria.

But you see, the God who said there’ll be earthquakes is the God who said my heavens are open. So if He’s correct in one, He must be correct in the other. I  know my heavens are open! Tell your neighbour, “I don’t know about you, but my own heavens are open!” If you believe that shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Amen!

So when the heavens are open then what next? 2 Kings 2. I’m going to read from verse 9 to 15. I will advise you to be on your toes because God says that this is a night somebody’s never going to forget. (Amen!)  

9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.

11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

12 And Elisha saw it(Tell your neighbour: ”I will see it tonight.”)and he cried ( Tell your neighbour “I will cry tonight!”), My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces. (Tell your neighbour “the garment of shame is not following me home tonight!”)

13 He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him  (Tell your neighbour “I’m going to grab my miracle tonight!”), and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;

14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters  (Tell your neighbour, “I’m going to attack my obstacles tonight!”), and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? (Tell your neighbour, “ I’m going to cry to the L G of Elijah tonight!”) and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over. (Tell your neighbour, “I am crossing over tonight!”)

15 And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him. (Tell your neighbour, “promotion cometh”) 

I think I’ve finished the sermon! Let somebody give the Lord a big hand! If I don’t say anything more now somebody can conclude the sermon!

When the heaven opened unto Elisha, certain things happened to him, things that should happen to you tonight because your heavens are open. The first thing is – he saw the invisible, he saw horses of fire, chariots of fire and horses of fire – he saw the invisible. And tonight you are going to see the invisible in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) You may not see angels tonight,. You may not see demons tonight. I don’t even pray that you will see demons. But you can see into your future. You can see yourself well. You can see yourself prosperous. You can see yourself coming to the next Holy Ghost Service in a Rolls Royce! (Amen!) You can see yourself mightily used of God. You can see into the future. You can see what nobody else can see! When you begin to rejoice as we are going home today or tomorrow morning rather, some people may not know why you are rejoicing. They won’t know that you have seen something coming. They may be looking at you now as you used to be but you will know deep within you that your tomorrow is going to be all right. You will see yourself as not the fellow they are laughing at now but as someone they are going to bow down to. (Amen!) You need to see the invisible and you can see the invisible because according to Proverbs 29:18 the Bible says, where there is no vision the people perish. If you don’t see yourself greater than you are now you are not likely to make provision for your future.

When a student begins to write JAMB or even before writing JAMB, when he begins to fill the form and they say what courses do you want to take? And they write on top ‘medicine”.  They say what is your second choice? and he writes ‘medicine’. What is your third choice – he writes medicine’. You can be sure that boy is going to end up a doctor. He has already seen himself as a doctor so it doesn’t matter what else you want to present to him – ahh but engineer is also good! – he says I know, I want to be a doctor!”

I want you to see yourself tonight as someone not going to die in poverty. (Amen!) See yourself as someone the Almighty God will use his hands to raise the dead!When you read Genesis 13:14-15 God spoke to Abraham, He said, “Look to the right, look to the left, south and north”. He said, “Whatsoever you see you can have.” and in Genesis 13:17 God told Abraham –“Don’t stay where you are. If you stay here you won’t be able to see much – expand your vision! Walk more to the right, walk more to the left so you can see more, so you can see more, so you can get more! Expand your vision so I can expand your coast!” You must expand your vision tonight!

I have told you before that when in 1979 when I attended Kenneth Hagin Camp Meeting and I saw about 17,000 people in one place I said, “Oh God! You must do this for me in Nigeria! 17000 people must gather in  my Convention!” That time if I had only 17 hundred I will be happy. Then 2 or 3 years later I went to Korea and saw Yongi Cho’s church. I saw about almost  500,000 people gathering together in one place. I told God I don’t want 17,000 anymore, if  You can do this for Yongii Cho You can do it for me! We thank God He’s already done that one! And then I kept on expanding my vision. I began to tell my Pastors – in every town within five minutes distance there must be a church, a Redeemed Christian Church of God! They thought it is impossible but I’ve already seen it! Now, if you drive through Awolowo Road – count the number  of churches there! I just mentioned just one street! But I’ve  already expanded my vision beyond that one – the day I heard that Coca-Cola said that very soon in every home there will be somebody who drinks Coca-Cola in the whole world. I changed my vision and have said, in every home, in the whole world, there must be a member of Redeemed Christian Church of God. I have seen it! And God said if I can see it I can have it! See yourself prosper. See yourself healthy.

In Genesis 15:1-6 God brought Abraham out at night. He said, “Look at the stars, look at them – open your eyes – see them!” He said, “Can you count them?” Abraham said, “No Lord.” He said, ”So shall your children be!” All of you who are here who are barren tonight see yourself with a baby on the right,  with a baby on the left , with a baby at the back! See yourself rich! See yourself wealthy! See yourself fruitful! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’

When you look at 1 Samuel 17:26-27 see something interesting here. David came to the battlefront. Goliath came out and began to boast. And David said something – “What are they going to give to somebody who killed this man?” What does that boy mean? He has already seen Goliath dead. He has already seen himself victorious. He said, “ Before I go and kill him, what are you going to pay me?” He has seen victory before he went to battle. Is any body here today who can see himself victorious? Let me hear you shout Alleluia!

When they put Joseph into the well he was just laughing there because he knew he was not going to die in the well. When they threw him into prison he couldn’t care less. He even told those 2 people that he was interpreting their dreams, he said, “Oh, when you get back home to the palace don’t forget me.” What is he saying? I have seen myself in the throne. I am not going to die in prison. I know there’s somebody here today who’s not going to die in sorrow, who’s not going to die in sickness, who’s not going to die in barrenness… who is that fellow? Let me hear you shout Alleluia!

That was the first thing that happened to Elisha – he saw the invisible. You too must see the invisible. See yourself great! See yourself healthy! See yourself wealthy! See yourself fruitful! See yourself overflowing with the anointing of God! If you can see – you can have it! 

The next thing that happened to Elisha is that he announced what he saw, he cried – “My Father, my Father, the chariots of God and the horsemen  thereof…” In other words – “I see you! You said I could get what I want if I see you! I want you to know not only have I seen you, I’m announcing it. I’m telling you what I have seen.” You need tonight to announce to God and to yourself what you have seen. You are going to tell God when the time comes – “God, I can see Pastor Adeboye as General Overseer  of the whole world!” You can say to yourself whatever you can see of yourself. I can see myself waving my hand and the dead rising. That’s what I  can see! I can see myself just sitting sown and allowing all my Pastors to do the work! I’m announcing what I can see. I have announced this one since 1982. I am going a step further. I can see just the choir finish ministration and all the lame just begin to jump up to dance. (Amen!) I can see the dead rising before  we begin the program at all. I can see that one and I’m announcing it because Romans 10:10 it says with the heart man believes. With the mouth confession is made unto salvation. You have to say it. Say what you can see – say it! Because Mark 11:23 it said you can have whatsoever you say. So open your mouth and say it so that God Himself will hear! Tell God, “I am not going to die. I am going to live and declare the works of God. Because it is written Psalm 118:17 it said, “I’m not going to die! I will live!” And I am going to be a vessel unto honour in the  hand of God. I will be one of those who will spread His Name throughout the whole world.

The woman with the issue  of blood. Before she left home, had already seen herself whole. She saw that one clearly and she announced it to herself and to God. She didn’t tell anyone else but God and herself. She said, I am going to see Jesus, I am not going to ask Him to pray for me. I’m not going to ask Him to lay hands on me. But I know that if I am going to touch the hem of his garment and I shall be made whole. There is somebody here tonight, who is confident before leaving home that tonight is going to be his night! (Amen!) If you are that one shout  ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!).

The word of God said, you shall decree a thing and it shall be established unto you. I decree to myself that it will be well with me. I decree to myself that I will go from glory to glory. I decree to myself that all those who will say I will not reach my goal – some of them will be buried, some of them will be crippled – so that they will see the glory. I decree that I will reach my goal! If you believer that shout  ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

What was the third thing that happened? The mantle of Elijah dropped down. The man was already going with the mantle. He was going! But he heard the boy cry, my father! my father! You said if I saw you, I would get what I want. I saw you. I’m announcing it. So Elijah said that is true. You saw me. You even saw the horses of fire and the chariots of fire. So he turned to the one who came to pick him up – I promised that boy that if he could see us, we would give him what he wants. Then God said, “Then drop your mantle.” The mantle dropped. It wasn’t that he handed it over. It dropped and tonight, from heaven, miracles will drop on somebody! (Amen!) Victory will drop on somebody! (Amen!) Joy will drop on somebody! (Amen!) Prosperity will drop on somebody! (Amen!) Fruitfulness will drop on somebody! (Amen!) You see once your heavens are open, you are strategically located for divine droppings, divine droppings…James 1:17 says every good and every perfect gift they come down, they drop down from above! So today I’m going to get every good gift, every perfect gift!

John said in John 3:27, he said no one can receive anything unless it be given to him from above. Those of you who ask for children don’t just ask for any child, ask for a child from the throne room that God brought down! Those of you who are asking for husbands, don’t ask for just a husband. Ask for one from the throne room. Those of you asking for prosperity, don’t ask for the one that the devil can give, ask for the blessing from God that maketh rich and addeth no sorrow. Malachi 3:10 God said when you bring all the tithes into the storehouse so that there is food in His house, He says I’ll open the windows of heaven and pour you a blessing from heaven down here. In Luke 24:49 Jesus Christ said, don’t go until you be endued form power from on high! What kind of power do you want? The power that comes from above. Anything that comes from above is clean, pure, divine, everlasting and that’s what somebody’s going to get tonight in Jesus’ Name!. So he saw the invisible, he announced it and something dropped down. Something beautiful dropped down. Something that will make his joy full dropped down – something that is going to make him different  from every other son of the prophet dropped down. I know this is my year and I know I’m going to be outstanding this year. Let me hear you shout Alleluia!

Thank You Father! A lot of healings are already taking place. I can’t stop to mention them. Glory be to God! Now what is the fourth thing that he did? He rent his clothes. He just took his clothes and tore it into two. Today God is going to separate somebody from the old. The dress that he wore there, he said this is a new beginning.. he tore the dress…The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17, he said therefore if any man be in Christ he’s a new creature! Old things have passed away. All things are become new. Everything is going to become new for somebody today. (Amen!) He tore the dress! Threw it away! Said, “This is a new beginning. The dress of a servant – I am tearing it. The dress of suffering – I’m tearing it! The dress of shame, I’m tearing it! You remember we used to sing a song ,.. Oba mimo gbaso iya lara mi……That song simply says God has taken the garment of  suffering away from me and I won’t wear it again.

Why, why  must he tear the dress? Because the Bible says you cannot put new wine in an old bottle. It must be new wine in a new bottle. New year, new miracles. (Amen!) New year, new successes! (Amen!) New Year, New anointing! There must be a change, a separation… every old evil covenant must be destroyed. Every curse that had been on the family for generation is ending tonight! (Amen!) Before I became born again I came from a family where when your wife delivers she must not eat salt for seven days. No salt, no oil! Poor girl. She ate the thing like that for 3 good times – first born, second born, third born! Then I became born again, I said those who want to eat without salt can continue – that curse ends with me. Is anybody here wants to be free tonight from every generational curse? Let me hear you shout Alleluia!

You know there was a song I sang here too because I was  the first one to sing it here they thought I composed it…no I heard it from somewhere…. ami ati sugbon aya pa aya pa ayapa latonilo….The way some people are singing it they are not ready to be separated,. If you tell God that you are about to be separated and you say it so slowly, He will grab you! Ani ati sugbon aya pa aya pa ayapa latonilo….Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’

What is the fifth thing that happened? He grabbed the mantle. I asked you to give me, you didn’t give me but you dropped it … thank you. Whether you handed it over or  you drop it on the ground, it is now my own! This year like the first preacher said, you must possess your possession. God is not going to do for you what you can do for yourself.! He will prepare a table before you but you are the one who will do the eating!

When you read 2 Kings 6:1-7, when the ax-head fell into the river. Elisha said “where is it? Where did it fall?” They showed him. He cut a piece of wood. As soon as his hand touched that piece of wood that wood became anointed. He threw it into the river. The tree that is supposed to float sank, touched the iron, transferred anointing to the iron. The iron that is supposed to stay down jumped up and began to float. All your miracles that you thought were gone – they are going to float this day! (Amen!)

Now when the axhead got to the top the Bible said it began to swim. That means your miracle will wait for you today. (Amen!)

Then Elisha said, I have done my own, the rest is up to you. That’s your ax-head – if you want it take it! God is going to prepare before you this night, a table – on the table – salvation, healing, deliverance, joy, prosperity, victory, promotion …. but He will not force you to eat! It’s up to you now to grab it and I’m telling you that before I go home tonight my pocket will overflow with blessings. (Amen!)

I remember in those days – we used to sing a song…Don’t say I’m singing too many songs. If you see what I can see you will sing more than I’m singing. This is a night Adeboye’s not going to forget tonight. We used to sing the song … Jesu da ibukun si le (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’

When you read John 11:39-44, when Jesus got to the tomb of Lazarus He had the power to say to the stone, “stone move!” but He didn’t do that. He told the people there – there are a lot of muscles here – roll away the stone. If you don’t roll away the stone, I’m mot going to do what I can do. Ah they pushed away the stone. He said, “Now you’ve done your own part now let me do my own part – “Lazarus! Come forth!” The Almighty God is going to bring your miracle to you today. (Amen!) But you will be the one who will first of all take away the stone.

And when Lazarus came out Jesus said to them, “you could not raise the dead but you can loose the man. I’m not going to do that for you. You loose this man and let him go.” You know what that means? Several things. I might not be able to go to all the details. It is your duty to sow. It is the duty of God to make it germinate. You cannot make a seed germinate but you can sow. It is the duty of God to make sure that after the thing has germinated and has brought fruits it is God that will see to it that the fruit will ripen but He will not help you to reap. If you don’t reap, it will rot. So you can sow He will cause it to germinate, He will cause it to bear fruit and then it will be  your duty to reap.

You know I’ve discovered that many of us out of ignorance we had been sowing and we have not been  reaping. Why? We though that the blessing God is going to bring we would sit down at home and it will come. No, no no….If you want to prosper you must get ready for hard work. This is the YEAR OF HARD WORK. 

Maybe I should illustrate. Years ago, more than 20 years ago, I was a lecturer at the University of Lagos. I got born again. I had a lot of struggle over the issue of payment of tithe because I was a mathematician. 100% is not enough to meet my need. How can 90% be sufficient? How will it happen? It was a struggle. Finally I surrendered: God I don’t understand You. I don’t understand how You could save Adeboye anyway because if I were God I won’t save Adeboye. If you could save me then I don’t understand you. So this idea of giving you 10% and keeping 9 I don’t  understand but I will do it. The very month I started, God spoke to me – I heard with my own ears! You want to prosper son?” “Of course Daddy!” “Are you ready for hard work?” I said,  “Ah, Daddy, that’s the way I was brought up!” The following  Monday my Dean called me and said, “I heard that you are a very good  teacher of mathematics. I said, “Thank you sir. He said, “I’ve heard that at Lagos Anglican Girls Grammar School they need a mathematics teacher and I’ve recommended you. You go there. Make sure you don’t disappoint me.” I was going to say, “But I am a lecturer here, how can I go and…” Something said, shut your mouth.” I got to Lagos Anglican. “I am the teacher they said would come here, ma.” I said to the Principal. She said, “How many hours can you give us?” I told them the number of hours. They said, “We’ll pay you so much.” I thought I was dreaming. What they say they’re going to pay me for six hours compared to what I’m earning as a lecturer….  I said, “Yes, ma!” Within a month somehow news got around and I got a phone call from CMS Grammar School. The Principal there happened to be someone I know very well. He said, “Aburo. I heard that you are teaching the people in Lagos Anglican Girls. I need somebody here for my HSC. How many hours will you give me?” I said, “Well, so many hours.” He said, “I will pay you so much.” By the time  I add those two, my salary had already doubled! And then I have a friend, some of you probably know him. His name is Professor Adebayo Popoolu. He was a Professor of Chemistry. He had a school. Somehow he heard. He said, “Ah-ah! you are here and you are going to those places to teach mathematics when my school is in need of a mathematics teacher? How many hours can you give me? I will pay you so much!” How many of you want to prosper? Let me hear you say ‘Alleluia!’

The Almighty God is going to open doors. Will you go in? Will you go in? Let me hear you shout Alleluia! He grabbed the mantle. Opportunities will come your way this year. Grab them. Open heavens mean hard work because there’ll be opportunities here and there – opportunities, opportunities. And God is only a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. If you are not ready for hard work, don’t expect prosperity from my God.

And then Elijah grabbed the mantle and turned round and the first thing  he saw was Jordan, He said, “Jordan, you think you can block my way? “ He said, “You must be joking!” The Bible said he took the mantle and smote the water. He didn’t pat it. It wasn’t a gentle touch. He hit it hard! Today you are going to attack your obstacles (Amen!) I say you are going to attack your obstacles! (Amen!) You are going to move your mountains. You are going to say to mountains “mountain move!” because this is the year, I say this is the year or shall I say this is my year?

And so in Ezekiel 37:1-10 that’s when God took the man of God to the Valley of dry bones and the bones are very dry and God asked him, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And he said, “Lord, my faith can’t handle it – only thou knowest!” God said, Alright, thank you for knowing that I know but can you open your mouth?” The son of man said, “Yes. Lord I can  open my mouth.” He said, “Prophesy, prophesy to the bones” Tonight, all the dry bones in your life you’re going to prophesy to them! (Amen!) You are going to compel them to leave. (Amen!) I mean when I read Acts 3:1-8 that we spent about 2 years discussing here, there are things there that we couldn’t discuss because it was taking too long. God told me, “Son, until you command your lame to walk it will sit down there!” All those things in your life that should be running, that are crawling, until you command them to get up they will sit down there! All the miracles that you expect that should have arrived by now you are still saying, “when are they going to come….” Until you say, “Miracle wherever you are hiding, I command you  come!” They will stay there!

And you know Matthew 11:12 it said the Kingdom of God suffereth violence and the violent have taken it by fire, I thought I understood that passage until I heard somebody interpreting it in pidgin English – it is then that I got the full meaning. You know what he said? He said, “God’s kingdom come suffer kata kata.” “ He said, “The man way no gree come take giri giri take am!” Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’

Tonight, all my miracles that are hiding anywhere I am going to ‘take giri-giri take am!’ The man way e no gree, and I refuse to gree with sickness, I refuse to gree with sorrow! I say I am tired of failure! I am tired of poverty! I am tired of begging each time I want to do a program for God! If I had the money I know what I can do – its not all the money I will use for pounded yam! Noo, no, no – I know a lot of things I can do for God. Somebody asked us to come and conduct Holy Ghost Service and we told him how much it will cost. He said, “I didn’t know it will cost that much!” Oh, so you think this thing goes for free? No, no, no – all good things cost money. This microphone is not cheap. Oh no, no there are a lot of good things that money can buy but up to today many of us have been saying, “God well bring it when you think it is okay.” But it is written, God’s kingdom don suffer katakata the man wey e no gree, Adeboye wey e no gree, come take grigri take am!: Glory be to God! ((Alleluia!))

Elisha said to Jordan –“I no go gree…” I no go gree because I just must cross over. I have the mantle now, the power I want is in my hands but if I stay here I will be useless. Jordan, I no go gree!” somebody’s going to say to sickness tonight, “Sickness, I no go gree!” somebody’s going to say to poverty tonight, “Sickness, I no go gree! No more!” I know, somebody here tonight, just as soon as you get home to meet with your husband you are going to say to barrenness – “I no go gree!” And when you take giri giri  take am whether Jordan like it or not, Jordan will have to part!

And then finally he did one thing – he called on God. He didn’t call on Elijah – that’s a problem many of us still have today. Many  of you want to call on Adeboye – “Oh, if only I can see the GO.” ”Oh GO come and lay hands on me oh!” GO is not God! Elisha did not say where is Elijah?” He said, :Where is the God of Elijah?” Tonight you are not going to pray to any human being – you are going to pray to God. The one who promised you in Jeremiah 33:3, He said, “Call on me and I will answer you!” The One who said in John 14:14 He said, “If you ask anything in my name I will do it.” The One who said in Acts 2:21 He said, “As many as shall call on the Lord shall be saved. “ The One who said in Psalm 50:14 & 15, , He said, “Call on me in the day of trouble and I will deliver you!” The One who said in 1 Peter 2:24, He said, “By my stripes you were already healed.” The One who said in 3 John 2, “I wish above all things… that  is in my Bible, it is written here … I wish above all things that you prosper and you be in health, even as your soul prospers.” The One who said in Luke 11:9-13. Ask, seek, knock. He said, “If you ask – what will happen? When you seek, you shall find, when you knock it shall be opened unto you.” He said, “If you ask you will receive, if you seek, you shall find, if you knock the door it shall be opened unto you.”

But I’ve said this one before – the trouble with many of us is that we get to the door, we know that God is inside but we knock once, we don’t hear the answer, then we leave. That’s not the way we do it. If you come to visit somebody and you know the fellow is inside, when you knock first and there’s no answer, you will knock again and you will knock again and you will knock again until the door is opened. Particularly when you know that all you need is in the hand of that fellow. Even if I knock and God does not want to answer tonight I am going to take giri giri knock! I will knock until the door will be opened. Tonight is one night when God is going to answer my prayer. Whose prayer again will be answered? Let me hear you shout Alleluia!

I can feel the presence of God, I can feel Him in a mighty way so I am going to stop meanwhile. If God wants we will continue from there during the next session. I can feel Him. I can feel His presence. I think He’s ready for us. I think He’s ready for us. So let me very quickly call on those of you who are not yet born again. Please don’t waste our time tonight. If you know that you too want to enter into the Kingdom of God and you want your sins forgiven because if you are in sin and you are crying to God He won’t her until that sin is removed. If you are here and you are not yet born again, don’t waste our time tonight. Hurry up! Quickly!  Come the Lord is calling you! This is your day of salvation! Hurry up! Hurry up! Hurry up! This is your day! Don’t wait for anyone at all! This is your day of Salvation! Come, come, come quickly! God is calling you! Come and meet Him! Say, “Tonight is my night O God! I want to surrender my life to You. I want to surrender my life to You. Come quickly! I’m going to count up to 10. If you are not here by the time I count 10 I will know you don’t want to come and then we will continue, we will continue without you. So ‘1’ now! If  you know you want to come, particularly those of you far away, you better begin to  pick up quickly now! ‘2’ Today is the day! Today is the day the Almighty God has made for your salvation! Don’t miss this day! Now I’m calling ‘3’. If you know you want to come you can come now before I count up to ‘10’. If  you don’t want to come it’s up to you. It is your own headache not mine but today God wants to save your soul. He wants to forgive your sin! This day can be your beginning of new things. ‘4’ now and ‘5’ and ‘6’ The Bible says the Kingdom of God suffereth violence. The time when we will beg you to come and give your life to Jesus is gone. If you want to be saved come now! ‘6’ and ‘7’ and ‘8’! Oh Thank You my Father! I can feel the presence of God here tonight. The Almighty God is here tonight! Thank You Father! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Hurry up! Hurry up! those of you who are coming! Those of you who are already sure of your salvation please begin to pray for these people this is the  Hour of Salvation for all of them! And those of you who have come forward begin to cry for God… say, “Lord Save my soul! tonight! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me! Forgive my sins! I want you to Save my soul! Father that’s why I have come. This is my day. I want to enter into your Kingdom tonight! I want to come in by force, force, by force I want to come in to Your kingdom. Please Save my soul!! Forgive my sin! I’m saying bye-bye to the devil tonight! I’m saying bye-bye to the devil tonight! I’m saying bye-bye to the devil tonight!

Those of you who are still coming, Hurry up! because very soon I’ll be praying. Very soon I’m about to pray. I’m about to pray! Oh, call on Him and say, “Father, Save my soul!! Save my soul!! Save my soul!! Lord God Almighty! Save my soul! tonight! Have mercy on me! Forgive me Lord! Forgive me Father! Forgive ! Wash me in  Your blood! I have decided for You tonight and I will not look back! I want to serve you all the days of my life! Have mercy on me Father! Have mercy on me Lord! Have mercy on me tonight! I have come to surrender my life. I am tired of living a life of sin. Save my soul!! Save my soul!! Lord God Almighty! Save my soul!! Please Father, Save my soul!! Cleanse me in Your blood Lord! Write  my name in the book of life! Please Save my soul! Lord! Save my soul!! Save my soul!! I don’t want to live with the devil anymore! No, I want to live with You from now on Father. Have mercy on me Lord! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me! Cleanse me in Your blood! Cleanse me in Your blood! Oh, yes Father, this day, let this day be my own day of salvation! Thank You my Father!…..Blessed be Your Holy Name! Save souls tonight Father! Everyone of them wrench them from the grip of Satan and bring them into Your Kingdom by force Lord! Let them become yours forever. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Saviour! Save every one of them! Cleanse them from all their sins Lord! Save everyone of them. Cleanse them thoroughly. Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Father! Alleluia! Father!! Thank You Jesus! O Lord God Almighty! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! Thank You Saviour! Let Your blood cleanse them from all their sins Lord! Save every one of them! Cleanse them thoroughly! Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Father! Alleluia! Father!! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) 

Father, I thank You. I thank You for Your Word. It is written You sent Your Word and You healed them and delivered them from all their destruction. Thank You for Your Word that brought these people to you. Accept our thanks in Jesus Name (Amen!). Father, they’ve come to You now. Receive then in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Every sin in their lives Father, wash away in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Write their names in the Book of Life and Father, as we have snatched them from Satan, keep them away from Satan forever! (Amen!) Thank You my Father! Lord, every prayer they should pray tonight answer them also in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Praise the Lord! Praise Jesus!

Brethren I want to rejoice with those of you who have given your life to Jesus tonight. Your case is a special one. I can guarantee you in the mighty Name of Jesus Satan is not going to have you back. So we want you to follow that brother there that is waving a piece of wood or the one here, whichever of them is closer to you. They will lead you where some Pastors are waiting. They’re going to pray for you, put down and take down your names and addresses and prayer requests because I want to continue to pray for you. So follow them now. This is a night you will never forget. Let’s rejoice with them as they go. “I am rejoicing my name has been written, I am rejoicing for I am born again!…. You said you are rejoicing! I can’t see any rejoicing the way you are doing it. If you are rejoicing rejoice now! I am rejoicing my name…. Ami ati sugbon a ya pa, a ya pa latoni lo….. (Alleluia!)!

When I was younger, if the driver is driving slowly we always tell the driver – the dog is biting your tyres. That’s the way your song sounds “Ami ati sugbon a ya pa aya pa…..

Open your mouth and pray! Tonight Father, don’t let me miss my appointment with You! Don’t let tiredness rob me of my appointment with You!! Don’t let anything stand between me and my appointment with You!! Father, don’t let me miss my appointment with You! I know tonight is my night! So Father, please Don’t let me miss my appointment with You! Don’t let anything happen which will cause me to miss this great opportunity. This is my night of victory. Don’t let me miss my appointment with You! Help me O Lord! Strengthen me! Keep me alert! Keep me awake! Keep me strong! Don’t let me miss my appointment with You!  Oh yes! FF! Help  me! Don’t let me miss my appointment with You! I know this is the night I know I must have a testimony tonight! I know You have appointed  this day Lord for  my own very special victory! Don’t let me miss my appointment with You! Please Lord, Don’t let me miss my appointment with You! Holy Spirit  help me! Strengthen me! Revive me! Refresh me! Keep me strong! Keep me on the alert! Keep me on my toes! Don’t let me miss my appointment with You! Help me Father to the glory of Your Name Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! 

Father, we want to thank You for what You’ve already done tonight. We want to thank You for what You are yet going to do. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name!. We are here Lord to keep an appointment with You. We pray Lord God Almighty! that tonight You will strengthen us. You will keep us wide awake, You will keep us healthy and strong, keep us on the alert Lord! Don’t let us miss our appointment with you! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! Amen! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ God bless you, you may be seated!

2 Kings 2:14&15

And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.

And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha.  And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

Elisha grabbed the mantle that fell from Elijah and turned and faced Jordan squarely and hit it hard and cried, cried unto the God  of Elijah and said, “God, where are you? I need You now. I need You immediately!” And God answered and said, “I am by your side.” – I know God is beside somebody today. Who is that fellow? Let me hear you say ‘Amen!’ (Amen!)

Now as soon as he hit the water hard the water parted. One thing you need to know is that once your heavens are open open doors will follow automatically. In Revelation 3:7-8 the Bible says that there is someone who has the key  of David in his hand. The One who can open  and no man can shut – can shut and no man can open and He said, I have set before you an open door. I believe the Almighty God is setting an open door before someone here tonight and nobody will be able to stop it. An open door to health! An open door to victory! An open door to joy! An open door to prosperity! An open door to success! I believe that fellow is me! If it is you say, ‘Amen!’ Loud and clear! (Amen!)

Then the next thing that happened was, the Bible said “And Elisha went over” It did not say Elisha strolled over! He went over if you get the full meaning of that statement it means he went over ‘quickly’! He moved fast and there’s a reason why you must  move fast.

Number OneRiver Jordan is not going to remain parted forever. As a matter of fact I am sure as soon as he got over River Jordan came together again. Opportunity will come  your way this year – grab them – don’t waste time! Everything you do this year you must do quickly. Do them hurriedly. Don’t leave for tomorrow what you can do today. Hurry this year – this is the year of Special Opportunities.

There are several reasons why you must be quick this year. One of the reasons is that as you finish with one blessing another one is coming! And if you are slow with one you will miss the second. And I want you to know one thing – when God gives you an urgency to do something it could mean that if you don’t do it then it would never be done. I remember very well when we were going to build the International Office. God made it clear to me – this office must be built this month and I wondered how I could I do it in one month? But I felt that urgency in my spirit – build the office this month! So I called the engineer working with me, I said, I want to build an office, an office that is going to have about thirty-something rooms and its going to be done in 3 weeks. I said, it’s going to be a 3-week wonder. He looked at me as if something must be wrong. I said – there’s nothing wrong but we’re going to do it. And I drew the thing on paper. I’m talking of an office that hasn’t even got a drawing yet. He says. “Where is the surveyor’s plan?” I said, “The surveyor will meet us by the time we finish. “ And we built it in 18 days – of course 18 days & nights.

Now when I look back , if the office had not been built that month, several things began to come. So that even before I got a little money it was already swallowed up. And in the meantime the office is there. There’s a miracle coming for someone! This year you have to grab it, you have to get it quick, get it quick! That’s why you must tell your neighbour now “Wake up!” “Wake up!” “Wake up!” “Wake up!”

When you read 1 Samuel 17:48, the Bible says when Goliath drew near David hasted and ran toward him before Goliath could think what to use. “Do I use my spear or do I use my sword?” David had already moved in and the sling was already going …  before Goliath could think his head was already broken – that’s what’s going to happen to your enemy this year! You have to move fast. You have to hurry up because God wants to load you with blessings this year. Elisha moved quickly. Before the way was closed, before the doors will shut – you have to move fast.

And then Elisha went further – went over to what? He crossed over to his destiny. He knew that God had a great purpose for his life. He knew he was born to be great. Originally he thought he was born to become the son of a rich farmer but from the day the mantle of Elijah fell on him while he was busy farming, something told him – ahh, something greater is meant for this boy. Ah you are going to be far greater than you are now. For years Elisha waited, serving Elijah, pouring water on his hands, waiting for his time. He knew that one day would be one day; his day would come and then his day came! Heavens opened! He saw the chariots of fire. He saw horses of fire! He saw the invisible! He announced it! The mantle that this man was taking away dropped down – and he grabbed it, he hit the Jordan because he said, “You will not stop between me and my destiny.” And as soon as Jordan parted, he crossed over. But he knew that in crossing over he would be crossing over to his destiny. I have been saying it since December 31 – last year! I said, “somebody’s crossing over to his destiny” Who is that fellow by the way? Let me hear you shout Alleluia!

I told some people, some few days ago – I said on the day of Pentecost suddenly while the disciples were together in one place, the wind blew – the house was filled with the fire of God. The Holy Spirit sat on the people present and I said there was at least one man there – his name Peter – years before, 3 years before, a fisherman and Jesus met him there and spoke to him and said Peter, you are not going to die a fisherman, you are going to be a fisher of men and Peter was happy. “Oh, I’m going to be an evangelist ! Oh I’m going to win souls! I’m going to be a big man!”  But for 3 years he didn’t have a single souls. But one day heavens opened, the Holy Ghost came down fire fell on Peter and he preached a sermon and won 3000 souls. In one day. when the heavens opened Peter crossed over to his destiny. After that day, every time he opened his mouth human beings were rushing into the Kingdom. He crossed over to his destiny. Elisha crossed over to his destiny. Adeboye is crossing over to his destiny and he’s doing so tonight!

God didn’t make some of you just to wake up and ear and go to work and then come back and sleep! There are some of you now nobody knows your name and yet the plan of God is that the whole world will hear about you. Oh you may not believe me – that doesn’t matter, God knows who he’s talking to! I say the whole world is going to hear the  name of somebody here! And for good, not for evil! somebody here is going to be among the ten richest people in the whole world! (Amen!) somebody here who is going to be a world evangelist. (Amen!) There’s a woman here who’s going to be the mother of one of the greatest men ever born! (Amen!) Who is that lady” Let me hear you shout Alleluia! O Thank You my Father! Glory be to God! I’m beginning to understand what the Bible meant when it said on the day of Pentecost the people thought  that the Apostles were drunk. I think my Father has pulled me to a drunken point tonight. That’s why I’m sure that something special is going to happen in the life of somebody here tonight. If you are the one Let me hear you shout Alleluia! Thank You Father! Thank You Father!

I’m hearing a message, something about collapse and rebuild. Oh yes I see –  well there’s someone who is building a house, that house collapsed, that house shall be rebuilt. (Amen!) That’s just the beginning. There is someone here with a lung the doctor sys has collapsed. You are getting a brand new one. Thank You Father! There’s a marriage here that has collapsed. That marriage shall be rebuilt. (Amen!) Thank You Father! There is a business that has collapsed – that business shall be rebuilt. (Amen!) There is someone here whose dream has collapsed but the dream shall be rebuilt. (Amen!)

Elisha crossed over unto his destiny and he hurried, he didn’t waste time at all! You know when I read Joshua 1:1-11, I saw something very interesting there. Initially when God was telling Joshua, “Joshua, wake up now. Moses is dead. It is your turn to lead my people!” He was , Joshua was afraid. He was shaking. ”I am an ordinary messenger, how can I become a leader?” He was afraid. God said, “Be strong. Be of good courage. I am the One commanding you. I said I’ll be with you. I say your time has come. I say anywhere you tread, I give it unto you. I said no man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life. I say, as I walked with Moses so I shall be with you.” And he was still shaking. 3 times He said, “Be strong, be of good courage then when it got to verse 10 we saw a new Joshua. The Bible said Joshua began to command all the leaders of Israel – if God says I am a commander, then I am a commander. He said every one of you get ready. We want to move. What God is saying to somebody here today – from now on you will command your destiny. (Amen!) You will command your success! You will command your victory! If you are the one shout  ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Elisha hurried over because he knew he was crossing over to accelerated promotion. Because he knew as soon as he got to the other side of Jordan all those who had been laughing at him will now come and bow down before him. By the time somebody gets home today he will find out that all his enemies are already bowing down! (Amen!) I know promotion is waiting foe someone. In fact I know somebody is going to get a letter of promotion by Monday! Those who are sitting on your promotion, they will hurry to the office on Monday to prepare your letter. (Amen!) Why? Because you are about to cross over – cross over to your destiny! You want to cross over from sickness to health, from poverty to prosperity, from failure to success, from sorrow to joy! O Lord Glory be to God!

The Bible says in Psalm 75:5-7. It says promotion comes from God. One of the things that come from heaven when your heavens are open is promotion. And when God promotes you nobody can demote you. If anybody says he wants to stand in the way of your promotion it can only mean that God is not yet ready because when God is ready who can oppose God? I say, who can oppose God? That fellow is not yet born!

I’ve told you the story before of a man who because he was a Christian his boss said, “As long as I’m here, as long as you are calling the name of Jesus, you will not be promoted here. And the brother told me. I said, that’s no problem. He said “as long as I am here” – ah, if he has constituted himself to a mountain, let us remove the mountain. So we prayed a simple prayer – mountain move”. The mountain moved – they transferred him. They promoted my brother to his position and after they promoted my  brother to his position they brought him back to the same company. And now the one who said would not be promoted, he now became his boss! Anybody sitting in your promotion my Father will set fire to his bottom. (Amen!)

He crossed over to accelerated promotion. You know 1 Samuel 2:3 says that God can pick a beggar from the dunghill and can make him sit among princes. And that is accelerated promotion. God can do it for you today. He’s done it for somebody before and He can do it again. I’ve told you the story when I was going to Canada. I was traveling on Nigeria Airways, took off a bit late so by the time we got to London the British Airways that was to take me to Canada had left. So they arranged for me to stay in a hotel. When I got there they gave me some tickets that I will use to eat. When I got there there were two restaurants – one on the right, one on the left. I didn’t know which one to go to. I just said, “When I get to heaven, I will turn right.” So I went to the restaurant on the right. I didn’t know that that was meant for those with First Class ticket and I had economy. But they didn’t check my ticket so I went down there and I began to enjoy myself. And there was a white man who came to me  – “Yes sir, what would you love to drink?” I said, “Oh God, how I wish somebody will come and take my picture now and go and show it to them in Ifewara and show them the son of Adeboye being served by a white man!” How many of you will get promotion? Let me hear you shout Alleluia!

In one day God took a shepherd boy and turned him into a king. That’s going to happen this year to somebody and that somebody’s here right now!. In one day God took Joseph from prison to the throne. Only one day that is all it takes God. Once heavens are open things begin to happen fast, fairly rapidly. Elisha crossed over from being a blessed person to being a blessing. He was a blessed fellow because he was following Elijah around everything he wanted, Elijah provided, but now instead of Elijah providing for him he now became somebody who would provide for all others. Somebody here tonight you are going to become a blessing! I say you are going to become a blessing. (Amen!) Some of you have been blessed before. Okay you can get up now and testify for on  hour how God has been good to you but this year people will gather for 2 weeks and testify of what God has done for them through you!

David said : Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemy; thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over – the cup of somebody is going to run over this year (Amen!) You know it is when a blessing is not big enough – that’s when you hoard it. When blessing becomes what it should be, the extra will satisfy a whole city. I have said it before that a time is coming when some of you will become so rich you will call your servants – “Anything from N20 below I don’t want to see it! just distribute among yourselves!” Who is God talking to here? Let me hear you shout Alleluia!

I’m going to stop because I can feel something I’ve not felt for a long, long time. You are going to pray now because God  is here and as you are praying I’ll be praying along with you. So I want you to open your mouth – this is not a night for jokes. Your first prayer: “God open my eyes! Let me see a bit of my future. Jesus let me see myself strong! Let me see myself healthy! Let me see myself prosperous! Let me see myself successful! Father open my eyes! Let me see! Let me see the invisible – open your mouth and pray. Come on call on the Almighty God!

Open the eyes of every one of them Lord! Let them see their glorious future. Let them see themselves strong, healthy, powerful, might, used of God!….. Blessed be Your Holy Name Father!  Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)

Now it’s your turn now to proclaim what you have seen. With your mouth you will say so that God will hear. Say, “O Lord God Almighty!, I see Adeboye successful, I see Adeboye victorious, I see Adeboye prosperous, I see Adeboye going from glory to glory, from power to power, from anointing to anointing, from success to success!” Go ahead, open your mouth! Say it, say what you see! Proclaim it!  Oh yes, we see ourselves successful. I can see all these your children going from power to power, from glory to glory, from success to success. I can see them standing here testifying of the goodness of God, of the mercy of God, of the great things that the Almighty God had done beyond their wildest imagination. Oh yes, I can see it Lord and I know so shall it be! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! (Alleluia!) Lord In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now you are going to call on the Almighty God and tell  Him, say, “My heavens are opened now – pour on me showers of blessing. Open your mouth and talk to God. Showers of blessing O Lord. Pour it on me my Father! Oh from now on in the morning, in the afternoon, in the nighttime, showers of blessing pour on me! ………upon every one of us Lord, upon young, upon old, upon male and female, pour showers of blessing O Lord God Almighty! Pour showers of blessing! Glory be to God! Thank You Father! (Alleluia!) Father Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)

When the mantle of Elijah dropped, Elisha grabbed it. You are going to with your mouth and with all confidence you are going to tell the Almighty tonight –

Elisha tore his clothes. You too you are going to tear every covenant that is not of God, every curse that is on your family you are going to tear it apart! Everything that had been holding you down! Every garment of shame; every garment of suffering! You will decree in the mighty name of Jesus! Say, I tear you! I tear you! garment of sickness I tear you!! Garment of barrenness I tear you!! Garment of sorrow I tear you!! Every evil covenant I tear you!!  Every generational curse I tear you!!  I tear you! In the mighty Name of Jesus! (Alleluia!) Father Glory be to God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)

And Elisha smote River Jordan – he hit it hard – tonight by faith, every obstacle in my way you are going to hit them hard! You are going to say: “In the Name of Jesus Jordan! whatever represents Jordan in my life! You must part! You must get out of my way! I refuse to allow you to stay! Get out of my way! I refuse to allow you to stay! Get out of my way – every doubt, every unbelief, every fear, everything that has been standing  between me and my miracle – get out of my way! Tonight, tonight, tonight in the mighty Name of Jesus! you must bow tonight! Thank You Father! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)

Elisha knew that he was helpless before Jordan unless God helped him so he cried and said; “Lord God of Elijah  where are You? Tonight Father we are all going to cry to our Father and say,” Father, You, the Lord God of Elijah help me fight my battle – I can’t do it alone! Lord God of Elijah  help me! This is my night help me! Help me! Help me fight my battle! Give me victory! Help me! Help me! O Lord God of Elijah I know You are here ! Help me! Help me tonight! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! Help me tonight! Help every one of us tonight! Fight our battles for us! Give us victory! Give us victory! Give us victory! We will praise You for it! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! (Alleluia!) Jesus Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

I want  you to do something symbolic tonight. You are going to take just a little step forward. No matter how little, but a little step forward as a sign of faith and as you do so begin to say In the mighty Name of Jesus! I cross over to my destiny! I cross over to my destiny! I cross over to my destiny! Take a step forward – no matter how tiny take a step forward. Say, “I cross over to my destiny! I cross over to my victory! I cross over to my joy! I cross! I cross over! I cross over! I cross over! In the mighty Name of Jesus! I cross over to my destiny! I cross over to my destiny! … Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)

Now go ahead – any prayer you want to pray for yourself. Go ahead and talk to God. Pray now, the Almighty God is here. As you go back to your seats begin to pray; begin to call on the Almighty God and tell him what you want. Your special prayer now…. Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! (Alleluia!) Father In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)

Now the Bible says we must love our neighbours like ourselves – we have prayed for ourselves now let’s pray for our partners. Hold somebody by the hand and pray for the fellow. Let this fellow I’m holding Lord, let him or her cross over to his or her destiny. Let his joy be full. Meet all his needs O Lord Let this be his day. Let this be his day. Surprise him Lord! Oh yes, do marvellous things in his life Father, surprise him in your own supernatural way. Meet all his needs. Let it be well with him Lord.  Meet all his needs Father. Surprise him! Glorify Your Name in his life and we will praise You for it. Blessed be Your Holy Name! The Lord God Almighty! do something special in his life today and glorify Your holy Name thereby. answer all his prayer, let his joy be full. Thank You my Father! Glory be to God! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

I’m going to pray with you in a moment for this is an extraordinary night. The presence of God is so mighty and so because of the law of harvest that says whatsoever you sow, you reap, I’m going to ask you to pray for me first and then I will pray for you. You just go ahead and just wish me what you wish yourself ….. Amen! and Amen! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)

I want you to go on your knees …. O Lord Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! (Alleluia!) In the mighty Name of Jesus! I hereby decree your eyes shall be opened. (Amen!) Everything pertaining to your miracles, you shall see it tonight! (Amen!) Every blessing that God has in store for you shall be released tonight (Amen!) Every Jordan in your life shall be parted tonight. (Amen!) Every garment of shame, every garment of suffering, every garment of barrenness every garment of failure, every garment of sorrow, shall be destroyed in your life tonight! (Amen!) You shall cross over to your destiny! It shall be well with you! (Amen!) It shall be well with your families! (Amen!) It shall be well with your home! (Amen!) It shall be well with your marriages! (Amen!) It shall be well with your business! (Amen!) It shall be well with your churches! (Amen!) It shall be well with your villages! (Amen!) It shall be well with your towns! (Amen!) It shall be well with your nation! So shall it be in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You my Father! Glory be to God! Everything you need to make your joy full, God shall give it to you tonight! (Amen!) He shall drench you in showers of blessing. Thank You my Father! Glory be to God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Oh, (Alleluia!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ Thank You Father! Give the Lord a big hand – go ahead Give the Lord a big hand! Give the Lord a big hand! Give the Lord a big hand! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! (Alleluia!) Thank You Jesus! (Alleluia!) Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Thank You Jesus! (Alleluia!) Glory be to God! (Amen!)

All right while the temperature of the Holy Spirit is high I think those who still want hands laid on them can have it straight away. So please ministers. let’s take our positions and those of you who still want hands laid on you, you can go and be ministered unto. Ministers let’s move fast. let’s move fast. let’s move fast. Glory be to God! Only those who still feel they need the laying on of hands. The rest of us let’s just keep on rejoicing. This is a night we will never forget. Glory be to God! …….

Glory be to God!

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

DIVINE INTERVENTION

2nd of March, 2001

If your joy is gong to be full tonight shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) If you are the first one to receive a miracle tonight shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) I am confident that for someone here tonight it is going to be a new beginning! If you are that one let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Let’s go before our Maker and worship the only One who can do the impossible; the One who controls the heavens and the earth, the Alpha and Omega! The Beginning and the Ending! the One who is, the One  who was, the One who is to come, the Almighty…  There is none holy as the Lord….. Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy is the Lord…… the Almighty God…Tell Him you love Him! Tell Him how good He is – the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the I AM that I AM, the Ancient of Days, let’s just worship Him, let’s lift Him high. Tell Him how good He is, how kind! Tell Him how wonderful – glorify His Holy Name! Tell Him He’s the Alpha, He’s the Omega, He’s the Beginning, He’s the Ending. Tell Him He’s the Unchangeable Lord! He’s the Saviour, He’s the Great Physician, the Miracle Working God! Oh Bless His holy Name! – We worship You…. Thank You Father!

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, there’s a tree in your life that had been bringing forth the fruit of sorrow. The Lord asked me to tell you that tree will be uprooted tonight! (Amen!) Thank You Daddy!

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, I will cause your enemies to hear a sound (Amen!) that will scatter them! Oh Thank You Father!

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, beginning from now devourers will leave you alone. (Amen!)

He is Lord, He is Lord, Amen, He has risen from the dead…….

Father, we want to bless Your Holy Name because there’s no-one like You. Definitely You are the Almighty, You are the greatest, You are the highest! You are the best! You are the richest! You are the holiest! You are the oldest! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Father Glory be to Your Holy Name!

Father we are here! It is unto You that we are gathered! We have come in faith and great expectations! Because we trust in You surprise us tonight!

…..Rejoice for he has made us glad…. Thank You Daddy!

Daddy asked me to tell you that all those of you that have been tied down like goats – the ropes are broken now. (Amen!)

Daddy said I should tell you, you want me to intervene? I will intervene. (Amen!) Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Lord! Blessed be Thy Name! Blessed be Thy Name! Blessed be Thy Name O Lord! …

The Lord said there is someone here,, He said I should tell you that those who said you can never have a child will soon attend your naming ceremony. (Amen!) Thank You Father! Thank You Jesus

We bless you Lord……

So Daddy we just want to bless Your Name. Even if we go home now we know you’ve done it. And yet we know You’re just beginning. Glory be to Your Holy Name! (Amen!) Surprise us more tonight! (Amen!) And take all the glory. (Amen!) Thank You Jesus

Brethren if your knees are paining you you can sit down. Daddy has not released me yet.

I will bless You Lord…..

The Lord said there is someone here, He said when I tell you you will understand. He said, I should tell you that the rivers will flow again. (Amen!) The rivers will flow again. (Amen!)

The Lord said there is someone here, He said I should just tell you the Golden Age shall return. (Amen!)

Who is like unto thee, O Lord; who is like unto Thee O Lord….

Thank You my Lord!

The Lord said there is someone here, Someone had been sitting on your promotion and you know it. God asked me to tell you before Monday I will set fire to his buttocks.

Thank You Lord! So Father, we bless Your Name. We want You to know we love You! What a great God You are! Thank You for visiting us! Thank You because there will be divine intervention! Glory be to Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have worshipped! (Amen!) Amen! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia’ (Alleluia!) Thank You Jesus Glory be to God!

Before we continue I want to teach you a song but before I teach you the song I want to make an appeal. I know we are excited. We want God to know it but I will appeal to us that when we want to show our excitement we can shout! ‘glory’. We can shout, “Alleluia!’ but I’m not sure my Father is pleased with ‘Ay-oh!’ Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia’ (Alleluia!) In the same way – in the same manner, I will also implore us that if we want to show we are excited we can sing like the Port Harcourt people sang and just sing ‘Halle – Hallelujah! Hallelujah!’ I think that’s much better than ‘Hey-hey-hey!” – we are not in Hell! Do I hear somebody shout another Alleluia! (Alleluia!) O Thank You Father! Daddy says He hasn’t finished stage one so shall we go back on our knees…Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Eyin ni o, Olorun, O Eludumare Oga ogo….. Thank You Lord! Thank You Daddy!

Now I understand… The Lord said I should tell someone.. just said as soon as I tell you, you will know He said I should tell you the spell is broken. (Amen!) O my Lord! Thank You Jesus Glory be to God!

The Lord said there is someone here, today, He said you will understand when I tell you that very soon He will take away the river and give you an ocean. Thank You Jesus Alleluia! Thank You Jesus

The Lord asked me to tell you to lay your hands on the floor – that right now the demons that have been tormenting you from the day you were born will go back into the ground. (Amen!)

Just go ahead and bless the name of the Lord! Thank You Lord! Tell Him, Tell Him He’s worthy to be praised! Alleluia! Father I will praise you Lord! I will magnify Your Holy Name! What a great God You are! ! What a great God You are! ! What a great God You are! Thank You! Thank You! What a great God You are!  Thank You my Father! Glory be to God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Alright we can rise! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia’ (Alleluia!) Shake hands with one or two people and say. “Congratulations, all is well from now on! Glory be to God! Let’s be seated! God bless You Oh, Thank You Jesus

I said I was going to teach you a song. Some of you probably know the first verse. It says: Reign Jesus, reign, reign Jesus, reign, King of Zion, Judah’s lion, Reign, Jesus, reign…. You want to try it? Right 3-4 ….. Good let me hear it from, sisters alone! …. Good! Now brothers…. Oh! Very good! He’s going to reign here tonight. (Amen!)

Now the second verse says: Come Jesus, come! Come Jesus come! Jehovah Shalom take Your kingdom, Come Jesus come! … He’s going to chase the devil out of the way tonight! (Amen!) and take over the Kingdom of your life. Come Jesus, come! …. One more time…

The third verse: Shine Jesus, shine, Shine Jesus, shine, Bright morning star, shine in power, Shine Jesus, shine… 3-4: Shine Jesus shine… He will shine into your life tonight!

Then finally the 4th one: Take Jesus take, take Jesus, take, King of Glory take all the glory, Take Jesus, take! … 4! Take Jesus, take….

Right! We’re going to sing that song as a prayer tonight. As an invitation to Him to come and reign, to come and take over His Kingdom, to come and shine and to take all the glory of what will happen here this weekend. Now as we begin to sing that song there might be some people that are carried here. Please bring them to the mats here. We will love to minister to them. Reign, Jesus, reign, reign, Jesus reign, King of Zion, Judah’s lion, Reign, Jesus reign…..

Thank You Jesus. For those of you who have brought people forwards …  you move back a little now that we know those people who are about to be ministered to. Then for those of us who have come forward please listen to me very well. Men of God are coming now to lay hands on you. When they do so the power of God will go into you and it will then be your turn to demonstrate your faith. Just begin to do what you could not do before. For many of you, tonight is the exact night God has purposed for you. (Amen!)  Receive the power tonight! Mix faith with it and the name of the Lord will be glorified. Brethren, let’s go ahead and minister to the people. They are not too many so 2 or 3 of you will pray for them so that they get the full dose of the anointing tonight. Now the rest of us we’re not to be just onlookers. Let’s be part of what God is doing. Just begin to pray that song upon these people… Reign Jesus, reign, reign Jesus reign, King of Zion, Judah’s lion, Reign, Jesus reign….

Let’s give the Lord a big hand for what He’s already started to do. And then let’s continue because we want all of them tonight, everyone, we want everyone to be healed tonight. Let’s keep going – lift one hand! Let go of one hand! There is enough strength in her now to move on her own…Lift one hand now! Just one! Lift one hand and after that you will lift the second. Very soon the power will continue. Oh, yes! She can move now! She can move! Glory be to God! Don’t be afraid, don’t be afraid! Keep going! Keep going! …. Let’s give the Lord a big hand! The Lord is great!

Let that boy go now – he can move on his own. The power of God will continue! Come on – Keep moving, keep moving! Move on your own! Move on your own! Move on your own! Move on your own! Come on! That’s right! That’s right! Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus Thank You Lord! Oh yes there’s one man there in white …… there is enough power in him to move on his own now… Leave him alone! Let him go, let him go! There’s enough power in him now. That’s right. He can go on his own Glory be to God! Glory be to God!

Just help them for a while and then let them go. That’s right. There’s another lady there that’s already on the move! You won’t need that one again in Jesus mighty Name! Glory be to God! Let’s give the Lord a big hand! The Lord is working, the power of God is moving now, moving mightily! Keep going! Keep going! Keep going! Keep going! Keep going! Keep going! Keep going! Glory be to God! Keep going! You will get stronger and stronger and stronger as you go. Thank You Jesus Just hold that boy by one hand – just one hand. That’s right – keep moving brother! Keep moving – you are doing it! Glory be to God! Let’s give the Lord another big round of applause. Blessed be the Name of the Lord! That’s right, keep going. Alleluia! Alleluia! Keep moving! Keep moving! … that child … look at that one, that one is already on the move! Glory be to the Lord! Thank You Jesus Blessed be Your Holy Name!

Let’s give the people – those who are on the floor, a second touch. O Glory be to the Lord! Now one more time! Let’s sing one more time! Let’s thank Him for what He has done. Let’s praise Him. Let’s magnify His Holy Name. Thank You Jesus! Alleluia!

Now, like I said, those of you already moving go back to your seat and the power of God will continue to work in your body … let the ministers of God return to their seats also Thank you very much. Let’s give the Lord a big hand!

….. He was carried here. They prayed for him and apparently it looked as if nothing happened. But by the time he got home the power of God had done its job. So he came jumping and clapping and praising God…..

Now those of you who remain I’m going to do what the Lord asked me to do next. Those of you who are not – if you didn’t bring anyone you are an usher or something – just move aside. Let’s leave there. Let me see those who remain. Please let’s move out of the way quickly and if you are already moving then keep moving, moving in the direction of your seat….

Now I’m coming now to lay hands on those of you who remain and then we leave the rest to God. We will sing this song one more time or as long as it takes for me to go round and then we will continue with the programme …… Thank You Lord! Alleluia!  Let’s give the Lord a big hand now!

I want to now advise those who brought these people. I want you to know that without any doubt the power of God has gone into them now. It is possible that before we finish tonight they will be moving around. (Amen!) So you can take them back to where they are and just watch as the power of God continues to work.

Between 6.38 p.m. and 8 p.m. tonight God has given us 2 babies. The first one is a boy and the second one is a girl and both of them are doing very well. Now those of you who believe that the next miracle is going to be yours shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Alright now we want to go into the Word of God. As the message comes forth, the Bible says, He sent His word and He healed them and as you hear the message get ready for your miracle too! We want to discuss Divine Intervention and we want to take our text from Daniel 3:23-30 I will read in English. The Yoruba people will follow:

23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.

24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.

25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire.

27 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.

28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.

29 Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.

30 Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province of Babylon.

There are occasions in every man’s life when no one wants to help. David said – Psalm 27:10 He said, When my father and mother forsake me then the Lord will take me up. In other words, father and mother may even forsake. There are occasions when nobody wants to help.

And then there are occasions when those who want to help may fail. Isaiah 49:15 & 16 God asked a question, He said, Is it possible for a woman to forget a sucking child? That she should not have compassion upon the child of her womb? And he answered a question. He said, “Yes, she may forget.” The people that want to help may fail. We know for example one young girl who became pregnant and had a child and because she herself was still more or less a child, in her sleep she slept on the child and killed the child. Those who want to help may fail but God will never fail.

And then there are occasions when it is beyond the ability of man to help. In Isaiah 43:2 the Almighty God said, when you are passing through the rivers I will be with you, when you are passing through the water it won’t overflow you. He said even when you are passing through fire, the fire will not burn you because I will be there by your side! Now there is no friend who will pass through the fire with you.

So there are occasions when nobody wants to help. There are occasions when those who want to help may fail and then there are occasions when it is beyond human ability to help. In all these cases you need divine intervention.

I know I need divine intervention. I know there are certain areas of my life that unless God intervenes I am in trouble and God had already spoken tonight that all of us who really want Him to intervene in our affairs, He will intervene. (Amen!) So I know He’s going to intervene inmy life! Because in Luke 18:27 the Bible said those things that are impossible with men are possible with God. In fact in Luke 1:37 the Bible said, with God all things are possible. So I want you to tell your neighbour _ “My own will not be impossible tonight!” And I want you to say it believing it because whatever you say that’s what God will do. My own will not be impossible with God!

Because the Bible says in Jeremiah 32:17 God said in His Word, He said, Behold, I am the God of all flesh – is there anything too hard for me? Now he’s asking you that question tonight. And I want you to give the answer. God says I am the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me? (No!)

Let us consider certain areas of our life very quickly where we need Divine Intervention. Let’s take the physical one. In John 5:2-9 the Bible tells us about a man who was sick by the pool of Bethesda. The Bible said, he has been there for 38 years. There was no man anymore ready to help him – but somebody came who is the help of the helpless and that somebody is here tonight. Does anybody know His name? Let me hear You shout that Name! Loud and clear! (Jesus!)

In Matthew 17:14-18 a man brought his son to the disciples. The disciples prayed – they wanted to heal the boy but they failed. They tried but they failed and then somebody came who can never fail. And he set the boy free. There is somebody here in our midst tonight who can never fail. Does anybody know His Name? Let me hear You shout that Name! (Jesus!)

I want to encourage you brethren – there is power in the Name of Jesus! I want to encourage you please that what Jesus wants to do this weekend He wants to do in such a way that nobody will take the glory! And like Mummy told us as the beginning, the first step to Divine Intervention is for God to single you out. I know that God has already singled me out! And then she went further to say that there are two ways that God can single you out. She said He can single you out on His own or you can shout until He will take note of you. So do I hear you shout Jesus now? (Jesus!)

We have to let Him know that there is somebody here who needs help. Let me hear You shout Jesus (Jesus!) Glory be to God!

And when you look at Matthew 8:1-3 we have the story of the leper. His case is beyond what any human being can do – no human being could heal him but then there is someone with whom nothing shall be impossible. Tonight for example, you know me yourself that if I were the healer nobody brought forward here would be carried back but I am not the Healer. All I can do is lay hands on the sick. But there’s somebody who can never fail. Does anybody know His Name? Go ahead! Give Him a big hand!

In other words, your father may fail, your mother may fail, those who want to help may fail. The Pastor may try and fail. The General Overseer may try and fail but if you can first attract the attention of Jesus you will be the next fellow to testify. (Amen!)

And then what about finances? Suppose – we have already looked at the case of the physical – he can heal anybody – what about money? What about those of us who are so poor that they want to sell our house? Or those of us who don’t even know where we will get the next meal from? When you look at 2 Kings 4:1-7……

Thank You Lord! The Lord says there’s a woman here you have been losing blood as if a tap of water is running. The Lord asked me to tell you, you can go and check – the blood is dried!

2 Kings 4:1-7 It tells us the story of a widow who was destitute, that they want to sell her 2 sons in order to pay a debt and we have in our case – the husband is not around to help. The neighbours are very friendly, they are friendly but they couldn’t help because they were poor themselves. How do I know they were poor? They had plenty of empty vessels – vessels that were supposed to be full of oil were empty! They loved this woman but they could not help her because they were as poor as herself. She ran to Elisha and Elisha himself had no money to give to her but God intervened. There is somebody here tonight God is going to intervene in your finances. (Amen!) Because there is somebody who can supply everything that you need. Does anybody know His Name? (Jesus!) Let me hear that Name one more time! (Jesus!)

I know when we’re talking about calling His Name those who are healthy they don’t need to call His Name. When you are talking about financial intervention – those of you who have millions in the bank – you don’t need to call His Name. But those of us who struggled to catch a bus when coming tonight and we want to return in 3 months time in our own car – I think we better call the Name of Jesus (Jesus!) Glory be to God!

Then let us look at the marital case. When you look in the story at 1 Samuel 1:4-20 we find the story of Hannah there. Her husband loved her, he wanted to help her. He wanted her to have children like the other wife but the husband was helpless. He couldn’t help Hannah. The barrenness of Hannah was not due to her husband because the other wife had got children. The other woman in the house did not even want that Hannah should ever have a child. She didn’t wish her well and that’s why all those who did not wish you well – you are going to laugh last! (Amen!)

What about Eli, her Pastor? The one who is supposed to be compassionate  – he didn’t even understand her problem. When the poor woman was crying out to God her Pastor though she was drunk! The husband couldn’t help, the other woman didn’t want to help; the priest didn’t even understand – but God intervened! There is at least somebody who wishes you well. Do you know His Name? (Jesus!) Let me hear that Name one more time! (Jesus!)

I’ve told you the story before of a woman who was barren and the Pastor had prayed for her for several years. Nothing happened. Finally the Pastor asked her, He said, “All the others that I prayed for they are already mothers of children. What’s your own case?” And the woman told a story, that when she was young she was fooling around so she became pregnant, had to commit abortion which failed. She went to the hospital and to save her life they took off her womb and so the Pastor said, “You mean you have no womb?” The woman said, “Yes.” “Then why are you asking me to pray that you become pregnant?” The woman said, “But you are the one who taught us that with God nothing shall be impossible!” How many of you believe that your own will be possible tonight? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

From that day the Pastor began to run – any time he seers the woman coming from one angle the Pastor will run out the other angle., One day the woman said, “ it’s all right. If the Pastor is running from me. I will look unto God. I will take my eyes off the Pastor. “ Somebody’s going to take his eyes off the General Overseer tonight and look unto Jesus…look unto who? That night she had a dream in which she was standing naked and a man came through the wall -–huge man with the skin of an animal in his hand. She was so frightened she couldn’t move. When the man got to the woman he wrapped the skin of the animal round her and disappeared and the woman woke up, shaking and sweating but suddenly she knew that God had come to give her a new womb. Today she’s the mother of children. When nobody else can help – there is still somebody left who can do the absolutely impossible. Do I hear somebody shout His Name? (Jesus!)

Thank you, you tried. I can’t expect you to shout the Name if you already have many children but if there is somebody in your family who is considered barren now and 9 months from now is going to come with a set of twins, then let me hear you shout then Name of Jesus! (Jesus!)

Thank You Father! What about the spiritual? Thank You Father!

Now as I’m speaking, please I want you to know that God is healing. He’s healing thousands. He’s healing physically. He’s healing financially….. He’s healing martially. For example He said there’s someone here that the family of your husband said they’re going to chase you out of the house because you are barren. The Lord says I should tell you, He’s going to surprise them (Amen!) He said there’s someone here for example that the local name of your sickness is bone crusher. The Lord asked me to tell you it’s gone now (Amen!) I’m not stopping to mention all that is going on but please understand – the miracles are flowing!

For example, the time we shouted ‘Jesus!’ the second time, that there’s somebody who had been suffering from chronic tuberculosis – that you will never hear about it again. (Amen!) In fact He asked me to tell you, haven’t you noticed that since you came this evening you have not coughed once? He said, you won’t cough again. If I were you I think I would shout the Name of Jesus again. Thank You Jesus Thank You Lord! Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Alleluia! Glory be to God!

Daddy said there’s someone here, He said each time you close your eyes all you see are wild animals – lions, tigers, snakes. The Lord asked me to tell you He has scattered them. (Amen!)

I don’t want to stop but there are some of them I can’t just… He said there’s someone here for example, you have suffered from a sickness before that is called ‘neck twister’. You have been healed all right but you are afraid that it will come back. God asked me to tell you – you will never hear of it again. (Amen!)

Oh, my, Thank You Daddy! The Lord said there’s somebody here you are afraid that the rainy season is coming because you always have pneumonia every rainy season. The Lord asked me to tell you – no more! (Amen!) No more! (Amen!) Thank You Jesus

The Lord said there’s someone who came here tonight – you couldn’t bend your arm He asked me to tell you – go ahead. It’s already done! It’s already done!

Now we were talking about the spiritual. In Matthew 15:22-28, the Bible says there is a woman, her daughter was being tormented by the devil. She carried the baby to Jesus – Lord help me! Jesus didn’t answer. The disciples said. Lord – let’s get rid of her she is too noisy. She wants to attract attention. She wants you to pay attention to her. Let’s drive her away. See! That girl was under the torment of the devil. The mother wanted to help – but she couldn’t. …..

…..  Your parents have already said, let’s go home. Let’s go and see you-know, the people that we used to see ….. If we see them by now they will arrange a husband for you. Or they will arrange a wife for you. They want to help but they couldn’t. The pastor had prayed. I’m telling you they had prayed. But they can’t give you a husband. They can’t give you a wife. If they give you one that is not from God they will be giving you trouble. “Ah, the GO prayed!” He had fasted because he knows there are quite a few of you in his church. And he loves marriages because it brings him pounded yam. And he loves marriages because that will lead to children. And you know he loves children. But there is a limit to what human being can do for you! But there’s no limit to what God can do. That is why God has called us together this weekend.

Parents have tried, they have failed! Pastors had prayed, nothing had happened! Prophets had prophesied. Evangelists had done their own – even apostles had said apostolic blessings and nothing had happened. So God is saying can we move them all aside and let God intervene! How many of you are ready for divine intervention? You want God to really intervene tonight? Are you willing to pray? Are you sure you are willing to pray? Let’s stand on our feet!

The prayer we are going to pray now is not the kind of pray that you want to pay attention to the fellow on your right or the fellow on your left. You just want to tell Jesus that I am the one in need of divine intervention. Bartemaeus said, Jesus, thou son of David …. That’s in Mark 10:46-52, “Have mercy on me…” The prayer of tonight is ‘Have mercy on me …… not ”on us” Have mercy on me! Let’s open our mouth and call on the Almighty God – and say, “Lord! I am the one in need of divine intervention! Have mercy on me! Me! , Me! Have mercy on me! I am the one in need of divine intervention! Have mercy on me! I am the one who knows where I am feeling the pain. ! Have mercy on me! ! Have mercy on me! ! Have mercy on me! ! Have mercy on me! I am the one in need of help! Tonight I am not praying for my father, I am not praying for my mother, I am praying for myself! Have mercy on me, me, me, me O Lord! Me! ! Have mercy on me! ! Have mercy on me! ! Have mercy on me! ! Have mercy on me! ! Have mercy, have mercy on me! Intervene, intervene in my affairs – tonight! ! Have mercy on me Lord! ! Have mercy on me Lord! ! Have mercy on me! I am the one in need of help! Oh yes Lord, I know and You know too that I need Your intervention! I need Your intervention and I need it now. Others have tried, they have failed.  Some people don’t want me to reach my goal. You know them. Some people don’t want to help me at all but You can help! I need Your intervention – I need Your help! I need Your help. That’s why I’m here tonight. I want You to take all the glory I want you to come straight –directly at me Lord! I need Your intervention! I need Your intervention! Have mercy on me Lord! Have mercy on me Lord! Have mercy on me Lord! Have mercy on me right now! Because what I’m asking for – I need Your help! I need Your intervention! I need Your intervention! Right now, right now! I need Your intervention My Father and my God! I need Your intervention now, this moment! Father! I need Your intervention! Unless You intervene now, Lord, I will be in trouble! Lord help me! Intervene! I’m the one calling on You for help!”

Now we want to pray specifically, we want to pray for physical healing. If you are not sick – pray for those who are sick. And the prayer is this – “Father! You are the Great Physician. What the doctors cannot do, do tonight!” Let’s cry unto the Lord! “Heal tonight every body who is sick here Lord! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene O Lord! Intervene! Intervene tonight! Every fellow who needs physical healing Lord, Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Heal! Do the impossible. All those cases that doctors said they cannot handle, Father handle them! Heal the incurable Lord! Oh yes, everybody here tonight Father dependent on medicine for healing in any form whatsoever – just heal them! Show them Lord that You are the Great Physician! Ah, Lord heal! Heal! Heal tonight! Intervene physically! Intervene physically! To the glory of Our Name! Intervene physically! Thank You Jesus Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Jesus Oh yes, intervene Lord! Intervene! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)

The next prayer is that we want God to intervene financially! Those of you who have more than sufficient. Pray for the rest of us. The rest of us, let us cry to the Lord!: I don’t want to die poor. I am tired of managing! Intervene O Lord intervene! In my finances intervene! Lord Intervene! Intervene! Intervene Lord! There’s a lot that we want to do for you – intervene Lord! There is work that I want to do and I need Your help to do it! Intervene financially! Intervene, Lord intervene! I know the money is there! Bring it in so that Your work can be done –so that the gospel can move fast. Intervene Lord! Intervene tonight! Yes Lord, intervene! Yes Lord, intervene! You brought money out of the mouth of a fish. That’s Your divine intervention. Intervene O Lord! Intervene! Intervene!  I am tired of managing. I’m tired of having to beg before Your work can be done! Intervene O Lord! Intervene vigorously! Intervene powerfully! Intervene my Lord, Intervene! In Your own supernatural way, intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Oh yes, Lord Intervene! Intervene! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now we are going to make that prayer a bit more specific because it’s a very important prayer. We are going to say: Father, wherever my blessings may be hiding – east, west, north or south. Send Your angels tonight, let them bring in my blessings – talk to the Almighty God – “Wherever my blessings may be, Father east, west, north or south, send Your angels tonight – let them begin to bring them in! I need help now. I need it urgently, urgently Lord! I need a breakthrough now! I need it urgently, urgently! Wherever my blessings may be hiding, wherever it may be hanging – if it is in the mouth of a fish – bring out the fish O Lord! Show me where to pick so I can get that fish and get my money out of its mouth! Wherever it is Lord send help! Send help! Send help! Send help! Send help! Send help! Send help! Send help! Send help! Send help! Send help! Send help! Alleluia! Father! Send help Lord! Glory be to God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now together we are going to pray for those who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb. The promise of God is that there will be no one barren person in our midst. Let’s combine our voices and say: Father, intervene! Intervene! All those who are considered barren now give them their own children within the next nine months! Father! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene Lord! Intervene! Intervene! You can make the barren the mother of twins – You’ve done it before  – do it again Lord! Do it again! Do it now! Do it tonight! Intervene tonight! Oh yes, Pastors have tried, they have failed! Evangelists have tried, they have failed! Prophets have failed, apostles have failed, the General Overseer had failed but You can’t fail Lord! Intervene Lord! Intervene! This is Your night of Intervention Daddy! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! My Lord and my Saviour! Intervene tonight in Your own supernatural way. Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now we are going to pray for deliverance from enemies known and unknown. All those who had been blocking the way to progress. Those who have been holding us down. Known and unknown. We are going to cry to the Lord of Hosts and say, “Father, fight for me!  Fight for me! Give me victory O Lord! Fight for me O Lord of Hosts! Fight for me! !  Fight for me! Lord of Hosts!  Fight for me! !  Fight for me tonight, tonight is the night! !  Fight for me! Ah, Lord of Hosts! !  Fight for me! All enemies known and unknown that in any way whatsoever may be blocking the way of my progress or success, Lord of Hosts! You are a man of war, prove Yourself tonight! !  Fight for me! !  Fight for me! There’s nobody else who can fight this battle – fight for me Lord! !  Fight for me! !  Fight for Your church! Fight for this nation! Fight O Lord! Lord of Hosts! Fight! Fight! Intervene Lord, intervene! Fight! Fight! Fight for me Lord! Oh Lord of Hosts! Fight! Fight! …. Fight Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

And now we are going to combine our voices and pray for all those singles who are of marriageable age and yet are single. Young widows, young widowers, single mothers … we want them married this year. Let’s combine our voices and say, “God intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Father Intervene! Intervene! Almighty God Intervene! Thank You Father! Intervene Lord! All these Lord intervene in their lives. Give them their own husband. Give them their own wife. Settle each one in their home Lord Settle them this year! Lord, You can do it! I know You can do it. I know! Intervene my Father! Intervene my God! Intervene! O Lord intervene! Blessed Jesus intervene! Thank You my Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now we want to pray for our nation. How can we be suffering in the midst of plenty? You should know that this is the work of the devil! I told those of you who came in October that while we Christians are sleeping the enemy is planning. He wants to take us back to where we were before. God is not going to agree. But we need to pray: Father in the affairs of this nation – intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Papa Intervene! Oh my God Intervene! Intervene! This nation belongs to You! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Oh we don’t want to go backward. We want to go forward. Intervene Lord! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Almighty God Intervene! My Lord and my Saviour! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene in the affairs of this nation! Intervene! Almighty God Intervene! Thank You Jesus Glory be to God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

You are doing very well. Only three prayer points to go. We want to pray for all pastors – whether in this church or in any other church. You see if God intervenes in their ministry, it is we who will gain. Let’s call on the Almighty God and say, “Father, in the ministry of every Pastor intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Father, Intervene! … Intervene! Every minister of God, whatever may be their denomination. Every one that is a true minister of God, Father intervene, intervene in their ministry! If you intervene, if you empower them, if you increase Your anointing upon their life, It is Your people who will benefit Lord! Intervene! Intervene! O My Lord and my Saviour, please in the ministry of every Pastor, intervene! King of Glory intervene tonight. Intervene! Right now – in the ministry of every Pastor! My Lord and my Saviour! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Oh yes, Intervene! Thank You my Father! Glory be to God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Second to the last prayer. We are going to call on the Almighty. Every wall of Jericho that the enemy has built round me – intervene! Push them down! Push them down! Now Lord, intervene! Every wall of Jericho that the enemy has built round me – Push them down! Intervene Lord! Intervene! Intervene!  My Lord and my Saviour! Intervene! Every wall of Jericho that the enemy has built round me – Push them down! Push them down! Oh yes, Lord! Intervene! ….. Intervene Lord! ! Every wall of Jericho that the enemy has built round me – Push them down! Push them down! Push them down! Intervene O Lord! To the glory of Your Name! Intervene Lord! Thank You Father! Thank You Jesus In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

The last prayer point. You will take members of your family one by one and bring them before God and say, Father, because I am here tonight intervene in the life of so-and-so, and so-and-so, and so-and-so… Thank You Lord! Glory be to God! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Daddy has just corrected me. There is one more prayer. You have been praying for yourself – it is time now to pray for your neighbour. Join hands with those on your right and on your left and pray for the fellow you are holding. And say: Father, in the life of this brother or sister – Intervene! Intervene! In the life of my brother intervene! Intervene!  Intervene tonight! In the life on this my brother! In the life of this Your son my Lord and my God  – Intervene! Intervene physically! Intervene financially! Intervene maritally! Intervene spiritually! Intervene generally! Intervene in every sphere of his life! Father, Intervene! He’s Your son! Intervene in his life! Step into his situation! Make him whole – body, soul and spirit! Intervene Lord! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Father Intervene! Glory be to God! Intervene! Intervene Lord! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene Lord! Intervene! In the life of this Your son, Intervene! Thank You Jesus Glory be to God! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

And now before I pray for you I want you to pray for me too. Stretch your hands toward me and pray that God will intervene in my life! Oh yes Lord, I need help, help me Lord. Answer the prayers of all these Your children Lord! Intervene in my life Father! Intervene! To the glory of Your name My Lord and my Saviour! Intervene! Intervene! The Ancient of Days! …. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now I want all of you to go on your knees now this is a very important prayer. Father Thank You! Thank You for arranging tonight. Thank You because things will change now. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Father, You can see all these Your children. I commit them into Your hands. In all their lives – intervene in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Physically – Intervene! (Amen!) Financially – Intervene! (Amen!) Maritally – Intervene! (Amen!) Spiritually – Intervene! (Amen!) Generally – Intervene! (Amen!) Father, that which no man can do – do for them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Oh many of them have been crying to you over something for years – finally the time has come. Intervene for them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Where Pastors had failed, where the General Overseer had failed, Father You can’t fail Father – intervene in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Intervene in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Intervene in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Let everybody here tonight have a testimony. Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Now go ahead and thank the Almighty God … Thank Him for answering your prayers. I believe He has heard. I believe the answer has come. Let’s thank Him. Thank You Father!

I was asking God what is going to be special about this special Holy Ghost Service. What does He want me to do so that this one will be very, very remarkable? And He told me to do something and I said. “Yes Lord.” As I’ve taught you whenever God speaks to you before you ask any questions what should be your first answer? “Yes Lord.” I said, “But Lord, that seems to be what we did last year.” He said, “Yes.” “But please Lord, you know I’m talking like Your son … I think You normally don’t repeat Yourself. He said, “I do whatever I like. Whatever I like that’s what I do.” I said, “Glory be to Your Name!” Then He said, “Because of our relationship, I will explain.” He said, “Number one – there are many people coming tonight who were not here last year.” By the way those of you who are here tonight who were not here last year, let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) God loves you. Go ahead give Him a big hand. I didn’t know you would be this many but he knew.

He said, “Number two – there are many people who were here last year who didn’t take you serious so they missed their miracle.” He said, “I want to give them a second chance.” (Amen!) So those of you who were here last year Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Then number three – He made a statement that I want you to write down. He said, “Wherever anointing is, divine intervention is inevitable. Wherever anointing is, divine intervention is inevitable.” I said, “Thank You Lord!” And of course He gave me Bible passages.

Psalm 105:15 He said, “it is written touch not my anointed” What is the meaning of that? Anybody try to touch the anointed, God will intervene! Then He gave me the example of Judges 14:5-6 He said, if the lion attacks the anointed it is the lion that will die. So from now on any lion that tries to attack you somebody is going to kill that lion. Who’s the one? (Jesus!) And then He gave me the example of Judges 15:14-15 He said, if more than 1,000 enemies surround the anointed, He said, it is only those of them that run that will escape. In other words from now on enemies from your father’s side, enemies from your mother’s side, enemies in your husband’s house, enemies from your wife’s house, enemies in your place of work, enemies from your village, if they dare attack you it is those of them that run that will survive! (Amen!) And He gave me the example of Acts 12:5-11. He said even if the enemy has captured the anointed they will not be able to keep him captured. That’s why I know some people will walk home free this morning. (Amen!)

So we are about to go ahead and do what He asked us to do. Last year He asked us to fill certain bowls with oil and He said because the head is the seat of the anointing – David said thou hast anointed my head with oil – if you are anointing a king you pour oil on his head; you are consecrating a Pastor, you pour oil on his head – He said the head is the seat of the anointing. He said I am going to carry the basins of oil, pray as He would tell me, it doesn’t concern you, and the anointing will go into that oil and the oil will be passed round so that everyone of you will be able to touch the oil and mark a sign of the cross on your own head. We are going to do that now. We are not going to stop until everybody has been attended to. Glory be to God! Now I want to appeal to you, like I told those people of last year – this is not a joking matter, this is a very serious business. When you see a man of God carrying a bowl on his head, it is serious business.  And this year I appeal to all of you, receive it with faith and you will have testimonies very, very soon. (Amen!) Thank You Jesus The band can play.

The anointing will destroy the yoke. Any yoke left in my life let it be destroyed now! Let it be destroyed now! Any yoke that may be left – let it be destroyed now! Completely! …… In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)  … Now with the anointing still fresh on you I want you to prophesy on yourself and say: From now on my head will not allow any evil to stay! Prophesy to yourself! No evil will be allowed to stay near me! My head refuses every form of suffering from now and evermore. My head refuses any form of bondage from now and henceforth! From now and henceforth – only goodness and mercy will be allowed. Only blessings will be allowed. Only victory will be allowed. No more defeat, my head refuses it. No more sorrow, no more defeat! No more failure, my head refuse because of the anointing of God on me now it will be victories and victories and victories! From glory to glory! From success to success that is the only thing that my head will allow now. Shouts of joy! Victory in every facet of my life! That’s the only thing my head will allow now! That’s the way it’s going to be forever. Thank You Jesus Glory be to God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father we want to thank You for Your anointing, Thank You for Your faithfulness. Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! From now on Father, the fruit of this anointing let them abound to us in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia’ (Alleluia!)

Because tomorrow at 11 a.m. everybody who wants hands laid on him or her will be attended to. We can’t do that now because it’s almost 3 o’clock and one hour will not be enough for all of you here. So tomorrow 11 a.m. the Pastors will be available to lay hands on as many as want hands to be laid on them. And then from 1.30 to around 3.30 p.m. we will gather again just to praise God. Choirs from all kinds of places will be singing and we will be singing along with them. When Paul and Silas were singing and praising God in prison God intervened. And then at 7 p.m. we will do the second part of this anointing service. Those of you who were here last year will remember that Saturday night was even more glorious than Friday night. I’m trusting God that He will do the same.

Before we go to the next and final aspect of our programme tonight, don’t forget the first Monday of every month is for a programme called Divine Encounter. It’s approximately one hour. It starts at 8 a.m. those of you who came in February will remember that those who usually come late, by the time they came we had finished…… And those of you who came, I am sure even the devil cannot stop you from the next one! And then next month Holy Ghost Service is going to be a special one. Its going to be special for children and those who love them, It is difficult to believe what the devil is already doing to the children.  When you hear of 5-year old children that are already drinking human blood you will know what I’m talking about. So we need to lay hands on all our children so they will become a no-go area for the devil. So next month even though there will be Holy Ghost Service for all of us who are adults not a single child who comes that night will be allowed to go without hands being laid on the child. The Lord shared with me that there are thousands of children that would have died last year but because hands were laid on them on a special night the devil couldn’t come near the. That’s why I begged him to let us repeat it next month. So wherever your relatives are who have children, even if they don’t love themselves, provided they love their children – ask them to bring those

children. If they ask you to help them take the children tell them that I can only take those ones that I gave birth too. Drag them in and in the process God will get them too.

Has God blessed anyone this night? I didn’t hear your “Yes” So we normally do – you know what we do at the end of Holy Ghost Service, we do a thanksgiving to God. We will do that now, receive a final blessing and then we will go and rest before 11 o’clock. I believe the ushers are ready to attend to us. Let our thanksgiving be proportional to the blessing we have received from the Lord.  And we dance on our seat until the ushers have attended to us. After they have attended to us we can then dance on our feet. Are the ushers ready? ….

Glory be to Your Name!

 

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

CHILDREN ONLY

6th of April, 2001

If your children are going to be greater than you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

In Matthew 21:15 & 16 the Bible says when the high priest saw the wonders that Jesus was performing in the temple and they saw little children crying Hosanna they were angry. Now tonight I know some people are already wondering why do we sing so much? Tonight is the night for children and Jesus Christ said out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise. Only children should praise God tonight. The elders will just have to tolerate that so if you are a child of the most high Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Anytime I feel like a child there’s a song I like to sing… Satan com out for road o. I dey carry Holy Ghost. I no get brake o, I go jam you, you go die!

Thank you! I know you know the first verse but you don’t know the rest. If I feel a little ache or pain in the body, I sing, Sickness “comot” for road o, I dey carry Holy Ghost. I no get brake o, I go jam you you go die! … All of a sudden I find that certain things are getting a bit difficult for me to handle. When I expect to succeed quickly and I find that things are dragging. I will sing. Failure, com out for road o, I dey carry Holy Ghost, I no get brake o, I go jam you you go die! … And any time I just get angry with the devil and all his demons then I sing…demons com out for road o, I dey carry Holy Ghost, I no get brake o, I go jam you, you go die… So now we are going to sing all four – Satan com out for road, sickness com out for road, demons com out for road, failure com out for road, I dey carry Holy Ghost, , I no get brake o, I go jam you you go die!  … how many am I talking to tonight? Satan com out for road o. I dey carry Holy Ghost. I no get brake o, I go jam you, you go die! ….  Amen!

That’s right now …. the musical can we just lower it a little.. the musical seems to be drowning our…you are to support us not drown us out…

Beginning from today, when you wake up in the morning, you don’t feel right or you feel as if the enemy is trying to press you down. Be a child! Get up and say, Satan com out for road o. I dey carry Holy Ghost. I no get brake o, I go jam you, you go die…. So when you apply for that contract and the people there begin to dribble you, be like a child, Failure com out for road o. I dey carry Holy Ghost. I no get brake o, I go jam you, you go die! …. When anybody from your father’s house or your mother’s house tell you that you are not going to succeed, be like a child, tell them – enemy com out for road o. I dey carry Holy Ghost. I no get brake o, I go jam you, you go die…. I go jam you you go die! ….

Let somebody shout  ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Let’s go before our Lord, the One who can do all things, the One who has given us these children, there are hundreds of thousands of them here tonight. I just praise Him… You are worthy O Lord…. Angels are singing… You are worthy O Lord!….. You are worthy 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! Praise Him! Praise Him! Praise Him! He’s worthy! He’s worthy! He’s worthy to be praised! ……. Let’s praise Him, He’s worthy to be praised. Magnify His holy Name, He’s worthy! He’s worthy! He’s worthy to be praised! There’s no-one like Him! All power belong to Him He’s the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords! He’s the I AM that I AM, He’s the Ancient of Days Oh yes, praise Him! Let Him hear your voice tonight, O yes praise Him! …. Blessed be Your Name for evermore! Blessed be Your Name forever! Alleluia! You are worthy Lord! Thank You Jesus! …Alleluia! .. Thank You Jesus! …. Thank You Jesus! Alleluia Father ….Oh yes we worship You my Father! Thank You Father! Thank You! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Oh Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! Thank You Daddy! Oh we worship You! We bless Your Holy Name, We give You glory. You are worthy to be praised Lord! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Lord! Oh Blessed be Your holy Name! Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Alleluia! Father!   Glory be to Your Name, Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Jesus! …. Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to Your Name, Lord! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Amen! Amen! Amen! Thank You Lord! Amen! Thank You Lord !

The Lord says because children are here tonight to say “Amen!” every prayer offered here tonight will be answered. (Amen!)

Father we just want to bless Your Name, what else can we ask for? We know Lord that our prayers will be answered tonight. We give You glory Lord! We thank You in advance Father! We bless Your Holy Name Lord! Accept our thanks in Jesus name (Amen!) Tonight take all glory. Just take all glory! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout  ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Shake hands with one or two people. Tell the fellow, Congratulations because your prayers will be answered tonight.” Thank You Jesus! God bless You! You may be seated!

Mark 10:13-16

13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.

14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them. 

God is going to bless someone here tonight. The Bible says certain parents brought their children to Jesus Christ and of course you know where children are there will be noise so the disciples said, “Take them away, take them away!’ “We brought them so that Jesus may touch them and pray for them sir.” ‘No, no no, children are not wanted here! Go away! Go away!” And on one of those rare occasions we saw Jesus angry. “Why are you driving children away from me. Suffer them to come! Forbid them not! For of theirs is the Kingdom of God.” Who are the people who can come to God? Who are the people? (Children!)

The people who can come to Jesus Christ are those who are younger than the mountains. If you are older than the mountains you cannot come because Psalm 90:1&2 says, talking about our God, it says from everlasting to everlasting thou art God. Before the mountains were brought forth You were God. So if you are younger than the mountains you are welcome?

Who are those who can come to Jesus? Those who are younger than the Ancient of Days. Because according to Daniel 7:9 our God is called the Ancient of Days. So if you are younger than the Ancient of Days you are one of the little children He said should come. How old are you anyway? Probably the oldest person here today is a hundred years old. If I say all those who are above hundred to shout Alleluia! Now everything will be silent. And the Bible says 1,000 years in the presence of our God is like one hour so if you are 100 years old, as far as God is concerned, you are only 6 minutes old! And if you are 6 minutes old then you must be a brand new born baby. So I want all little children here tonight to shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

He said suffer little children to come unto me. Who are the little children? Those who are younger than the Alpha because there is someone who is called the Alpha and the Omega. Revelation 1:8. The Alpha is the One who was before nothing else was. You know when I was a younger Christian and I come across those who call themselves herbalists and they say they want to chant incantations and they want to say that at one time Sango came from somewhere, Ogun came from another, my own biggest incantation is: in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was with God and the Name of that Word is Jesus! Let me hear somebody shout that name! So if you are younger than the Alpha you are welcome.

So what God is saying when He said let the little children come unto me is exactly what He said in Matthew 18:4 He’s talking about the humble ones. If you will humble yourself as a little child you are welcome into the Kingdom.

Come to Who? He said, “Let the little ones come to me!” The Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the One who is, the One who was the One who is to come! The One who made the heavens and the earth, the help of the helpless.

David said in Psalm 121:1 & 2, he said I will lift my eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help, my help cometh from the Lord who made heaven and earth. You know yourself that the most helpless of all people are the little children. I always look at them when they are just born that they can’t even tell you what is wrong with them. When they are hungry they can only cry. When the nappy is wet they can only cry. When the place I too cold they can only cry. But do you notice that the moment they cry help begins to run towards them. I have discovered that whenever I don’t even know how to pray any longer, I just do like a little baby and just cry to God and say, ‘Father, I don’t know what to say again, just come and help.’ And it’s the help of the helpless.

He said, “Let little children come unto me.” I know the problem with many of us, why we don’t get answer to our prayers is that we don’t pray like children. We already know how to pray so grammatically that God doesn’t hear any more. We know how to put it systematically and by the time we have finished all our systematic praying, God has already gone. But when Peter was sinking, he didn’t pray “Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy Name, thy Kingdom come…” What did he say? He mentioned only one word – “Help!” “Help me!” Let somebody shout “Help!” (“Help!”) That’s all and the Almighty God will help you tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Because Psalm 65:2 it says, thou that heareth prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come, because my Daddy told me that every prayer prayed here tonight will be answered – (Amen!) I’m just waiting for the time to cry to Him for help because I know He will help me tonight. Who else will He help tonight? Say, “It is me!” Say it loud and clear!

He said, “Let the little children come.” Come to where? Come to my presence. Don’t drive them from my presence! And Psalm 16:11 the Bible says in the presence of the Lord there is fullness of joy and by his right-hand side there are pleasures for evermore. Let them come, let them come and abide under the shadow of the Almighty. After all Psalm 91:1 says, ‘He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.’ Let them come! Let the little ones come! Let the ones who are younger than the Ancient of Days come. Those who are not as old as the mountains let them come. The humble ones let them come. Let them come to the maker of all, let them come to the helper of the helpless. Let them come to the One that answers prayers! Let them come to His presence! Where there is fullness of joy, where there is pleasure forevermore. Let them come and dwell under his shadows.

But God how can You allow children to come? How are they to come? You know they are noisy He said, “That’s the reason why I asked them to come. Because I love noise.” Psalm 47:1 says, it says, ‘clap your hands all ye people, shout unto God with the loud voice of triumph.’ Let me hear somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) !

I don’t know if you have ever noticed that when we say we should clap for Jesus big men don’t clap. If they clap you won’t even hear….. Thank you… I’m not asking you big ones to clap I’m only asking children to clap – only children, those who are younger than the mountains, those who are younger than the Ancient of Days …Glory be to God! Amen!

Have you ever noticed that when they say ‘Praise the Lord!’ that big men always say, “Alleluia!” Let somebody praise the Lord! “Alleluia!” You know one of the biggest problems of churches today is that they have become too solemn. I know there is a time to be quiet. There is a time to be still and know that He is God. I mean if God is speaking. If we hear “thus says the Lord..” Everybody should be quiet. But the Bible says, ‘I was glad when they said unto me let’s go into the house of the Lord.’ Nobody will say I was glad when they say let us go to the cemetery!” Nobody is happy when they ask you to go to the mortuary. And it is only the dead that don’t shout.  Where there is life there is shouting! Any house where there are children! ….

He said, “Let the children come!” Let them come with their noise! Let them remind me of heaven! Because in heaven there is noise. If you read Revelation 19:1-6. Anytime that an angel says, Praise ye the Lord, the Bible says the response is like clap of thunder! In heaven, that’s where God lives.  I don’t know who taught us that God is nervous when we shout. If that is the case the angels would have driven him away from heaven because from everlasting to everlasting the angels are shouting, “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty. He has never at one time said, “shut up, let me listen, I need some quiet!” My God loves noise because He’s a living God and where there is noise there is life. Where there is noise there is power. Where there is noise there is victory – somebody shout “Alleluia!” (Alleluia)

So He said, “Let little children come.” They’re noisy, yes that’s why I want them to come…. They are happy they’re excited – that’s the reason I want them.. Let them come! They are not orderly, Oh yes that’s why I want them to come. You see wherever the Holy Spirit is moving, things will be as if children are playing.

And then He said, “Forbid them not.” Let them come! Don’t stop them! Now that’s a different thing entirely because God knows that you parents you can stop the children from coming to Him. Some Pastors can stop children from coming to God. Some years ago I had to fight some Pastors – they are not around now. I’m talking of some Pastors. I gave an altar call and children were  coming to accept Jesus Christ and they said, “Go back, go back, go back!” Who told you that children don’t need salvation? Forbid them not!

And I want to appeal to parents tonight – don’t stand in the ways of children. Oh we are going to church – you go and be playing!” The Lord says He’s calling children, you say they can’t come! Don’t forbid them! Don’t stand in the way of God’s friends! Because the Bible says in Romans: 8:31, it said, “If God be for us who can be against us?” If God says come and you say no, you will not allow the fellow to go. You are asking for trouble. That’s why I’m telling all the enemies that followed you here tonight – they are in trouble. (Amen!)

When God says, I love somebody and you say, I hate the person then you have to deal with the One who is called, the consuming fire. The Bible says in Psalm 68:1-3, He said, when God arises what will happen to His enemies? So all those things that are standing between you and God will be scattered tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Hebrews 10:31 it said it is a dangerous thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Don’t let God catch you obstructing the ways of His friends because if you constitute yourself to a mountain to block the way between God and His friends, then you are asking for trouble because God will move that mountain. That’s why I’m saying tonight – every mountain between every child of God and God shall be moved tonight (Amen!)

And do you know that there are several people who will go to hell not because they committed adultery, not because they stole, not because they did anything that will cause sin, but because of one tiny Bible passage that the devil knew and he has set as a trap. Matthew 18:6 it said if you cause any of these little ones to stumble, it will be better that you are not even born at all! And do you now how many parents are causing their children to stumble? So I want you parents to sit up tonight because God is talking to you now. Once one boy was beating his sister. A boy beating his sister. And somebody said? Ah, why are you beating your sister?” He said, ”That’s how my father beats my mother.” You are causing a little one to stumble… One day one little girl took a blade and began to cut a line in her little skirt. “Ah-ah why are you spoiling your good dress?” She said, “That is how my mother’s own is.” If you cause any of these little ones to go to hell you are not going to heaven. You can call it fashion. Fashion will take you to hell and you will roast there forever and you will not say I did not warn you, I told you so.

Matthew 18:10 It said, Beware, because whatsoever you do to these children, their angels will report you to God All the things you are doing in secret to these little children, they have their angels that constantly take the message back to God. Let little children come unto me. Forbid them not! For theirs is the Kingdom of God. I rejoice with children because God says the Kingdom of God belongs to them.

In fact the Bible made it clear in Matthew 18:3 He said unless you become like little children you can’t enter the Kingdom. There is a big notice at the entrance to the Kingdom of God – children only! So if you are not a child you can’t go in you can be sure that if you want to enter into the Kingdom of God you will find that there’s no room for ‘Most Senior Apostle’ there, there’s no room for ‘the Reverend Doctor Evangelist so-so-so’ there! I’m sorry to say but this is true – there are no chiefs in heaven. Who are the people there who are allowed? I can’t hear you! (Children!) I can’t hear you! (Children!) I know that may be shocking to you but I’m telling you the truth. It is Jesus who said so – only children are welcome. If you don’t become like one of the children they won’t allow you to enter.

“But then I’m already a great man! I’m a professor. I’m an evangelist. I have so many titles –what am I going to do?” You remove them. Put them aside and become a child and then you’ll be able to enter. I’m sure you remember I’ve told you the story before. There was a man who had so many degrees and he had no job. He had looked for job, he couldn’t find any and then he saw an advertisement that the Lagos State Government was looking for bus drivers. So he applied and when they called him, they said, Sorry sir, we can’t employ you.” He said, “Why not?” They said, “Your degrees are too many. We are looking for only Primary 6 Certificate.” He said, “Is that so? “ He said, “Just wait for me for a few minutes.” He went and he wrote his application: Qualification – 1st school–leaving certificate. All the other degrees he pushed them aside. He said, “I have all the degrees. I am dying of hunger.” So they gave him the job.

Are you going to enter into the Kingdom of God? I can’t hear you! Are you sure? (Yes!) You better forget all the long, long list of titles. When you knock at the gate of heaven and they say, “Who are you!” And you say, “I am Reverend, Professor, Doctor this-this-this.” They’ll say, “Turn the other way, you’ll find the door there is open.” Here there is only room for children… to them who received him, to them gave he the power to be called what? (Sons of God!) How many children of God are here tonight? Let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) !

Okay so He said, “Let the little children come unto me. Forbid them not for theirs is the Kingdom of God.” And then they brought them. That’s a beautiful part of the story. They brought them. Have you ever brought anyone to Christ?

Proverbs 11:30 says, he that winneth souls is wise. Since you got born again if you have never won a soul there’s another name for you and it is the opposite of wise. What is the opposite of wise – you said it! The Bible says in Proverbs 3:35, it said the wise shall inherit glory but shame shall be the lot of fools. If you are not a soul-winner you are a fool and you can go ahead and get ready for shame. But as you begin to win souls, the Bible says you are wise and if you are wise you inherit glory. But why is it that soul winners are wise? Because the Bible says two are better than one. The moment you win one soul – you have got a partner. It said because the day one falls the other will pick him up.  Anyone you win for Jesus Christ is going to pray for you for the rest of his life. And at any tine when you are low he will be there to lift you up. And the Bible says, one of you will chase a thousand but two of you will put ten thousand to flight! I want to appeal to you tonight. As you begin to go from here, begin to win souls. Begin to bring people to Jesus Christ. He will reward you for doing so.

And then they brought them to Jesus and Jesus did something that I love very much. He carried them in His arms. Oh! I am praying that Jesus will carry you tonight – (Amen!) In Isaiah 46:3-4, He said, I am the one who made you, I am willing to carry you! He said from the time you were in the womb I have been carrying you! He said, even to old age I am still the same one, I am willing to carry you! In 1 Peter 5:6. He said not only am I willing to carry you I am willing to carry your burdens. The Bible says, “Cast your burdens upon Him for He cares for you.”

Something happened one day. I think it was in London and I saw one of my children. She used to be a very little girl. When she was little I was always hugging her, carry her I suddenly saw her, she was already tall, big woman, big lady – she wanted to hug me but I moved back because ah we were in public, I told her, I said, nobody will know you are my little girl – they will think that the GO has got a girlfriend! Suddenly God spoke to me and said, “Son, I hope you too will not become too big for me to carry.” I pray that none of you will become too big for God to carry. (Amen!)

There are some of us when we first got born again we are babies before God, Anything He asks us to do, we will do it. Once we find it in the Bible we will obey but we grew. We became big boys. Big girls. Oh, we’ve listened to tapes. We have read books that when the Bible says something we say we are not exactly sure that is what it really wants to say. Maybe it is true in the olden days – its no longer true in that what is true 2000 years ago is no longer true because this is modern time. And God will look down at you and say, “Sorry O, when you were a baby, I could carry you. Now you are a big boy. You can handle yourself.”

How many of you remember that when you have just been born again, when you pray, within a day or two, the answer has come? How many of you remember that time? What about now? Some of you had become big men. Now you pray for 3 days, God is not even hearing. I’ve told my God, as far as I’m concerned. I’m going to remain a baby till I see you in glory. It’s because we’ve become big that’s why we can’t dance for Him anymore. You know one thing about children is that they don’t know anything called shame. They dance anywhere. They don’t care who is looking. I think I’ve told you before – we were attending a meeting of Pentecostals and the choir was leading. Oh they were singing wonderfully well and I was gone… I was there dancing with my eyes closed and my tambourine playing. Apparently a Bishop had been standing before me, trying to greet me. I didn’t know, I was gone. Finally when I came down, when the music stopped, he had the audacity to rebuke me. He said, “But you are a General Overseer! Can you be dancing like this?” I said, “General what? Who made me ‘General’. For whom am I dancing?” How many of you will dance for God tonight? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

He carried them. He will carry you tonight. I say He will carry you tonight. (Amen!) Oh Thank You my Father!. The Lord says that the dumb shall speak tonight. Thank You Father! Let’s give the Lord a big hand for that – the dumb shall speak. (Amen!) Thank You Father!

Then after He carried them it comes to the section that I enjoy tremendously. He laid hands on them. If you read that one casually you won’t know the meaning. He did what? He laid hands on them. God is going to lay hands on somebody tonight (Amen!)  You know we have a programme at Ebute-Metta. We call it Mount Zion hour because the Bible says on Mount Zion there shall be deliverance. It is the second Monday of every month. And people always come. We put it for Monday so only those who are serious will come. And if I’m at home I always lay hands on everybody who comes. When we started we were only three thousand. Later on the number increased to ever 28,000.

Then one woman was complaining to her relative. She said, “I went to Mount Zion hour. He laid hands on me but all he did was he just touched me and he went to the next fellow!” I said, “Is that so? Well what would you have done ma … if when it is your turn for that touch I took my hand off and put it on somebody else?’ Because you said it’s only a touch, just a touch and its gone.” What would you have done if when it’s your turn, I withdraw the hand and I touch someone…?” She said, “I would have fainted!” All you need to solve all your problems from head to toe from past to future is a single touch from the Lord. How many of you will get a touch from the Lord tonight? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

But what is important in a touch? It depends on who is the one doing the touching. He laid hands on them. What hands? The Hands of the Great Physician. Exodus 15:26 He said, ‘I am the Lord that healeth thee.’  In Matthew 8:1-3 a leper came unto him and said, “I know you can make me clean only I don’t know if you’ll be willing.” He said, “I am willing.” And He touched him. One touch of Jesus Christ will cure the incurable. When the doctor says there is nothing more we can do – then all you need is a touch.

I remember years ago, they brought a young boy. He must be about 12 years old and he had all kinds of disorder. He didn’t even know how to wear his shoe. There’s nothing he could do for himself. He couldn’t wear a short. He didn’t know which side should be put forward, which should be put back. He couldn’t button his shirt. He couldn’t comb his hair. And yet if you look at him he will look normal. But the doctor said, there’s nothing anybody could do. The mother brought him and God touched him. Some time later I heard from the mother. I think the mother brought him to the convention and when I saw that boy I couldn’t recognize him again! Everything that any normal boy could do he was doing now. And all he got was a touch. All he got is just a touch. God is going to touch somebody tonight. (Amen!) Tell your neighbour – “It is me God is going to touch.” The hands that touched those children, that will touch all our children tonight, is the hand of the Great Physician.

What hands? The hands of the Great Deliverer. Isaiah 61:1`Jesus Christ said that the spirit of the Lord God was upon him because he had anointed him to set the captives free. When you read Mark 9 from verse 14-27 the Bible tells of a boy that the Bible said he was lunatic. And he wold throw himself to fire, throw himself to water and the father brought him to the disciples and the disciples could do nothing. And when they brought him to the master, when thy brought him to the Great Deliverer, one touch and the boy was well.

If there’s anybody tonight that the enemy had held captive one touch from the Lord will set you free (Amen!) Thank You Father!

The Lord said there’s someone here who had a dream recently that your children were stolen, the Lord asked me to tell you, that is the plan of the devil and it has been cancelled tonight. (Amen!)

The hands that touched these children are the hands of the One who said, “I am the Light of the world.” – The hand that can touch the blind and the blind will begin to see. In John 9:1-7, the Bible tells us of a man who was born blind and Jesus touched him and he received his sight.

I’ve told you the story before, of a young boy that the Almighty God touched. We were having a program. We call it congress. We used to have it in several places at the same time. And at that particular year we had it in 3 places. Ortorkpo, Sapele and Akure. And I was travelling with a team, visiting the various centers. And we got to Sapele and while I was preaching in Sapele, God opened my eyes and I saw a vision. While I was preaching. And I saw a young boy, a young boy that was born blind and suddenly his eyes opened. So I shouted. There is a boy here that God wants to open his eyes! If you are the father or the parents – bring the boy forward! Nobody moved. I know what I saw. Or if the boy is at home – go and bring him I will wait! I waited and waited nobody came. Sadly we left for Akure. I was sad because I knew I saw a miracle happening.

Anyway we got to Akure and somebody else was preaching….. I was at the back of the auditorium. And all of a sudden, while the preaching was going on, I saw a man standing up and he was holding a boy I his hand and it was the boy I saw in the vision! And he was leading the boy towards the altar while the preaching was going on. And I knew that the ushers will not allow them to get near the altar at all. So I began to run to try and tell the ushers “Hey leave them alone – that boy is going to get a miracle. As I was running, the boy heard footsteps behind him and turned and as he turned his eyes opened! Who touched him? I didn’t pray for him. I didn’t get near him. No evangelist could claim credit for it. But the hands of the One who is the light of the world touched him. Every darkness in your life shall disappear tonight (Amen!)

The hands that touched those children is the hand of the One who said I am the resurrection and the life. If the resurrection touches you, you will come alive! If life touches you, everything that is dead in you will come alive. The hand that touched those children is the hand that is called the wisdom, the wisdom of God. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 1:23, it said Jesus Christ is the wisdom of God. There are many of the children here tonight that are not doing well in their studies but the hand of God will touch them tonight. The hand that touched them is the hand of the Great Provider. The one in John 6:5-13, took a loaf of bread and 2 little fishes and very soon what was supposed to be the lunch of a small boy fed 5000 men not counting women and children and there was 12 baskets extra. It is the same hand that is going to touch your finances tonight. (Amen!) And all of a sudden you will begin to get abundance.

What is the hand that touched them? It is the hand of the Almighty. It’s the hand that can do anything, the hand that can solve any problem, the hand that can say to Sarah, “Is anything too hard for me?” That hand is here tonight and he wants to touch children, children alone and I am one of those children!

Not only do he touch them – if he touched them alone, that’s good enough, but the Bible said, He touched them and blessed them. Somebody’s going to be blessed tonight. (Amen!) In fact somebody’s already blessed here tonight. If you are the one shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Now what is the joy in being blessed by God? For you to fully understand the fact that it says, “And he blessed them.” You could just try and imagine what would have happened if He had cursed them. It is then you will know the importance of the word that ‘he blessed them”.

Because I’ve told you before that if your parents curse you, you are in trouble but if you run to the Pastor, he can cancel the curse. If your Pastor cursed you, you can run to the General Overseer and cancel the curse. If the General Overseer curses you God have mercy but you can run to God – who knows God may cancel the curse. But if God curses you, who will you run too? But it is the exact opposite now. When God blesses you. Nobody can curse you. Once God says you are blessed, then you are forever blessed. Numbers 23:8 It said, How can I curse whom God had not cursed? How can I defy whom, God had not defied? In the same Numbers 23 from verse 19-20 there, it said God is not a man that he should lie, neither is he the son of man that he should repent. He said I have received a commandment from him to bless and I’ve blessed and I cannot reverse it. Once God blesses you, you are forever blessed. Somebody’s going to be forever blessed here tonight. (Amen!)

So God is here tonight to carry little children in His hands, to lay His hands on them and to bless them – to bless them in such a way that any force of darkness that may want to try in future will never again be able to operate in the life of these children. (Amen!)

But then we have a little problem here. God wants to bless the children but suppose the parents are not children of God? Will the children still be blessed? Exodus 20:3-5 God said, I am a jealous God that visit the iniquities of parents upon their children to the third and forth generation.  In other words if you are here tonight, you have heard that this is a special night for children, which is true, and I’m telling you it is true – my Father is here like never before – I’m telling you the power of God is flowing like a river tonight…oh Thank You Father!

Glory be to God! The Lord said there’s a woman here who had been dreaming of little, little coffins. The Lord asked me to tell you, the enemy prepared them for your children but they will bury their own children in them! (Amen!) 

Now what was I saying” I said God is here, His power is present, He’s going to bless tonight. When He touches people tonight they will be forever blessed. (Amen!) But if you are a parent and you brought children and you are not yet born again don’t rob your children of their blessing, come and surrender your life to Jesus because until you are a child of God the blessing cannot flow to your children. “Oh, the children are already old enough and they already know good from bad, oh then it is they who must come and surrender their life to Jesus Christ so that the blessing of God may reach them!”

So I’m telling you right now brethren. I’m going to give you only 3 minutes, 3 minutes. If you know you are not yet born again and you don’t want to miss the blessings of tonight, come now the Lord is calling you. This is your opportunity. Thank God there is a blood that cleanses from all sins. It doesn’t matter how many sins you have committed, if you come to Jesus tonight He will wash you and you’ll be clean, you’ll become a child of the living God and your children will begin to benefit from all the blessings of God. So come, come, come, the Lord is calling you. All of you who want to give your life to Jesus, come the Lord is calling you now..

I have only 3 minutes for you and I know some of you are coming from a far away place but if you move fast you will get here before 3 minutes. This is the hour of Salvation – if not for yourself for your children’s sake. Come and give your life to Jesus. This is the Hour of Salvation. Come now, come quickly. You have only two minutes left to come forward, to come and call on Him to forgive your sins, to save your souls so that you too can become a partaker of the blessings of God. Not only parents but children that already know good from bad you too can come now and give your life to Jesus. God is waiting for you. He wants to save your soul – he wants to be merciful to you!

I’m going to count up to ten, after ten I am going to pray. If you don’t come by then it will not be my fault, it will be yours because I’ve told you that my God is able to do all things and that He has the power to carry you and to carry all your burdens. He can carry you and carry all your children and He wants to carry you tonight and He wants to lay His hands on you – His hand of miracles, His hand of signs and wonders, the Hand of the Great Physician, the hand of the Great Deliverer. That hand of power, that hand that made the heavens and the earth, that hand that suspended the sun that it did not fall. That hand wants to touch you tonight but if you are living in sin, if you are not yet born again and you don’t come forward to surrender your life to Him, I’m sorry to say that the blessing may not be yours. You better come before we count ten….

1… 2… there are many of you that are still sitting down there looking at me. Once I count 10 I am not going to start all over again …3 4… 5…. Today is the day of Salvation, God wants to save your soul, He wants to be merciful unto you. He wants to forgive your sins but if you refuse to come what can I do/ You cannot say I didn’t tell you. The blood is available, the blood is available to wash you clean from all your sins, if only you will come. 6 now!

The Day of Salvation has come. If you postpone it till tomorrow it will be too late and the Almighty God says come now, come! 7 now! 8 now! If you know you are coming you better hurry up because once I get to 10 it will be too late! He wants to save your soul. If you are not sure of your salvation you better come now! And as you come begin to cry to Him – Father, save my soul! Have mercy on me! Forgive all my sins. Please forgive all my sins! Wash me in Your blood and make me clean. Wash me in Your blood! Wash me in Your blood! I’ve come to you tonight O Lord to cry to You for mercy! Have mercy in me Lord. You are the Saviour of mankind. You have called me and I have come! Save my soul! Wash me in Your blood! I want my name to be written in the Book of Life tonight. Please Lord Have mercy on me! Have mercy! Have mercy on me, Lord! Have mercy on me! Call on Him now. Open your mouth and pray. Pray! Call on the Almighty God as you come….. Ask Him to save your soul. Ask Him to save your soul. Ask Him to wash you in His blood. Ask Him to be merciful unto you. Call on Him! 9 now! I’m about to round up now so if you know you are still coming you better come quickly! Cry unto him and say Save my soul! O Lord! Save my soul! O Lord! Save my soul! O Lord! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me! Oh yes Lord Thank You Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! You are the Saviour of mankind, I just want to bless Your Holy Name. Oh Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Thank You Jesus! Save my soul! O Lord! Thank You Jesus! Ohh! Thank You Jesus! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Thank You Father! Thank You Saviour! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! Blessed be Your Name forever! Thank You Lord! Oh yes Saviour, save their souls – lay your mighty hands on each and every one of them …..In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father Almighty I want to thank You for these Your children who have come to You tonight for salvation. You promised Lord that whosoever will come to You, You will in no wise cast out. They have come now. Receive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Forgive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Your blood that cleanses from all sins, let it wash away their sins in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Father, write their names in the Book of Life! Anything that can stand between them and you, put it under Your blood today! (Amen!) And when You begin to lay hands on people to bless them, bless these people also in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) And bless their children also in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Thank You Lord! Amen! Now no matter how many you are, I want to make you a promise, that I’ll be praying for you so I’m going to ask you to follow either this man waving a piece of wood here … do you know the meaning of wave?… they will take your names and your prayer requests so that I can be praying for you. So begin to go now. Let’s clap for Jesus Christ as they begin to go. What a harvest!

I am rejoicing, my name has been written, I am rejoicing for I am born again….. I’m so glad. I belong to Jesus, I belong to Jesus, I belong to my Lord…..

…. Let us lift our two hands to God. Let your Amen be loud and clear! The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble, (Amen!) the Name of the God of Jacob defend thee. (Amen!) Send thee help from the sanctuary. (Amen!) And strengthen thee out of Zion. (Amen!) Remember all thy offerings. (Amen!) And accept thy burnt sacrifice. (Amen!) Grant thee according to they own heart (Amen!) and fulfil all thy counsel. (Amen!) From today onward and forever more. (Amen!) You will never weep over your children. (Amen!) All your efforts over them will never be in vain. (Amen!) All your children will be greater than you. (Amen!) And shall be blessed throughout the world. (Amen!) So shall it be. (Amen!) Poverty will be a stranger to your family (Amen!) and your joy will never become sorrow. (Amen!) In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Now let’s put our hands together for the Almighty God. Glory be to God! Come on give the Lord a big hand! Clap like children! Amen! God bless You! You may be seated!

We will take only three, three or four, four testimonies. One Donald Ironbar. The second one is Janet Olawanle. The third one is Bola Macauley. The fourth one is Sunday Olaiide. Mmmmmmh And the fifth one is Uzo Amakaeze so let those people come quickly – 2 – 2 minutes.

Now while we are waiting for them to come, so we can do so many things within the short time, we have published a new book that is entitled mountain-climbers. Those who went with us to Israel last year, they had morning and evening devotions with us and some of the deep teachings that they had there had been compiled to this new book. Because this book contains such a tremendous treasure, I have decided that I will give it to my friends at an extremely cheap value so that they can spread it to as many people as possible. So if you can give me, for the work that is going on here at the camp, a thousand naira and above you can have one of the books.

Now if you want you can take as many of them as possible just make sure that what you give for one is not less than a thousand naira. If you are writing the cheque, as usual, write it in the name of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and write at the back ‘Special Projects’ and please we must have it as quickly as possible so that the work here can be quickly completed. If you see how many people are sitting outside today, you will thank God that there is no rain. And we cannot keep on holding the rain forever, so if you want one of the books, or many of them just wave to the ushers.

I think the ushers are ready, are they? Are the ushers ready? Ehhh? The book’s not around? Okay. Forgive me they said, they just told me that it is ‘around’, but ‘around’ means that it is coming, so maybe you will get it next month!  Oh, they say they are just loading it into the bus that means it will get here before you go. That’s not too ate. As soon as they bring it, even if the testimony is going on, just wave your hand and they give it to you.

All right – we saw three out of the five? That makes it even quicker – well, the first one.

Praise the Lord! Janet Olawanle: Our sister is giving a testimony she has not been able to see without a pair of glasses for 12 years but last month God touched her eyes – she could read she could do anything with the eyes now. She’s thanking God for her total restoration. Let’s praise the Lord with her. Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord! My name is Abiola Macauley. I thank Almighty God for wiping away my tears and turning my sorrow to joy. I got married in 1992 and since that time I’m waiting on the Lord for the fruit of the womb but when I came for Victory at Last 1999, God smiled. I got pregnant that very month and to the glory of God I’m here, exactly a year… last year I delivered — I’m here with my bouncing baby boy, Oluwapamilerin Ayomide.

My name is Mrs. Uzo Eze. My testimony goes like this – I thank God for whatever He has done because this is my first time of seeing Papa Adeboye with my eyes but I dreamt of him in my house. Last three weeks or getting to a month now, this child has been in my house for the past, a year and nine, ten months. The girl I lived in my house with – my sister, wanted to cripple this child, even to walk, even to crawl if not for the glory of God and for the man of God, that God is using in the place I’m serving God. In fact it could have been a terrible thing in my life. Last 3 weeks, I was sleeping, with my weeping – I always weep for this child. That day I was sleeping and I dreamt where Papa Adeboye was doing anointing. Immediately he saw me where I was sitting, he left what he was doing and came straight to that place I was sitting and took this child away from me. Then anointed this baby with anointing oil in his hand. As he was anointing this baby he told me, “Pray very well on the 10th of March.” I was saying, “Daddy, 10th of March has passed!” Hew said, “Okay, pray very well on the 9th October and 9th of November.” And I just said, “Thank God!”  And when I got up from sleep, in fact I woke up my husband, I said, “Ah, this boy will walk this month!” And glory be to the Almighty God, this child is walking! I give God all the glory and because I am seeing him for the first time, I know that this today that I’ve seen you here, I know that everything that is remaining in my life will be turned around – thank you.

Praise the Lord! My name is Donald Iron Bar. In fact I tried every means, every means available to sort out what was happening with me. December 17 last year. I woke up. I found out that I lost my eye sight. I could not see anything around 5 am in the morning. I called my brother who was living with me – “Ah-ah has NEPA taken the light?” He said, “No.” I said, “What’s happening with my eyes, I can’t see anything.” I started crying. I was calling God. You know, really, I confessed my sins to God because I know I wasn’t a Christian then. I used to go to church but I was not a Christian. So I went to the clinic they said there was nothing wrong with my eyes. I could not see anything, I was only seeing shadows. I can’t even see anything. So my brothers were leading me up and down. They took me to some spiritualists, you know, they said I was going to a Yoruba god, Ogun or something. You know when things like that happen there are so many things you will do and there is nothing I did not do you know. Until one day I decided. I used to attend a church somewhere in Agege but I decided that let me just follow my brothers to Redeemed, the model parish at Anthony. I got there that day I could not even see the Pastor but I heard the preaching and everything you know. Normally when you see me you will think I can see nut I could not see anything then you know my brothers were leading me, you know, showing me the way and everything.

So when I came back to the house there was a computer analyst who used to come to the house to repair our computer happens to be a Redeemer too. He said, “Come Brother Bernard, you have tried everything – you have gone to the clinic – they gave me glasses worth twenty thousand – Ogun, everything spiritualist, native doctor. Still it was the same thing. He said, “Look! The best thing is that you should go to Camp, you know, Redeemed Camp.” I said, “I don’t know the place. I’ve never been there.” He said okay he will come and take me to the place. I said, “Okay.” I waited for him seven o’clock, he didn’t turn up, none of my brothers were around to take me. I now said, ”Well God. I have to walk with faith.” I dressed up, wore whatsoever I feel I can wear, then I got outside to pick an Okada down to Maryland where I will get a bus down here. A mechanic stained me. I was even wondering. Somebody was now telling me they have poured something on your body. I said, “With that I will still go to that place.”

So when I got there I don’t even know my way I could not see anything but thank God, immediately I stepped to Maryland where I was going to take a bus going to the Redeemed Camp, I found out I could see some shadows, you know, like alight was directing me. I said “Thank God.” So when we got into the bus, everybody was just sitting down solemn, was singing. I mean the Spirit of God just came into me – I’m a sinner I know, but I brought out choruses, we were singing until we got here. When we got here I noticed that gradually, I mean I could move like this to sit down there. Then when the prayer was going on I wanted to see who was singing and all those people, I called God. I said, “God, you know my problem. You know why I am here today. I want to see Pastor Adeboye. I want to see how he’s preaching. I want to see those people on that stage.” But you know God is a miraculous worker. It won’t be instantly like that. During the anointing, after they anointed my head, I found out that from where I was standing, I could see a little bit of the stage here. I started praising God, I was so happy that day, in fact the last stage of restoring my sight was when I got home. As I was going out I saw some two ladies. I know that they are spiritual people.  They said, “Ah brother, I don’t have money oh. The money I have with me is finished.” I had to give them some money. I said, “God please take control.”

When I got to my house, the same thing happened in my house but all of a sudden as I was sleeping I started shivering. Then … I don’t know but it happened to me because I’m in the presence of God right now – a cloud just came from heaven you know with the inscription of Redeemed written on it and this thing just covered me. So I just felt that in that my dream I was no longer feeling cold. Those people that were fighting me in my dream left me and I woke immediately at nine o’clock. When I woke up, God Almighty I got my sight back! Praise God!

Let somebody shout  ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) All of you who are coming for the first time today, you will also come with testimony next month. (Amen!) And those of you who have been coming before, your testimonies will multiply. (Amen!) Let’s stand up for the grace.

Father one more time we want to thank you for this glorious night. What a wonderful God You are. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name. We commit Your children into Your hands as they go. As they go Father, go with them, multiply their joy. (Amen!) Multiply their blessings. (Amen!)  Let them get home in peace’ Let them meet home in peace. Each time we hear from them let it be good news. (Amen!) Father, bless all Your children. (Amen!) Bless our nation. (Amen!) Bless the government. (Amen!) And bless everyone that wants to be blessed in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father for we have prayed in Jesus mighty Name! 

Let somebody shout  ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

FOR THE YOUTH
4th of May, 2001

Thank You Lord! Brethren I sense the Spirit of Prayer in our midst right now. (Amen!) So before we do anything further I think we need to cry unto the Lord.
First of all I want us to call Him His Names: The Alpha, the Omega, The Beginning, the Ending, the One who is, the One who was, the One who is to come, the Lord of Hosts, the I AM THAT I AM, the Rock of Ages, the Unchangeable Lord…. Go ahead! Call Him His Names! Tell Him what you know about Him. Tell Him that He’s the greatest – He’s the best, the most wonderful, the most powerful, the Ancient of Days! The Rock of Ages himself; the One who has never lost a battle. Jehovah El Shaddai, Jehovah Nissi, Jehovah Shalom, the I AM THAT I AM, the Ancient of Days! Call Him His Names! Worship Him! Bless His Name! There’s no one like Him! He’s the oldest! He’s the strongest! He’s the best! He’s the richest! He’s the most loving! He’s the most faithful! He’s the most powerful! He’s the wisest! He’s the best friend we can ever have! Oh yes! He has no beginning! He has no ending because He’s the beginning Himself and the end Himself! Magnify His Holy Name! His Name is wonderful. His Name is Counsellor! His Name is Mighty God! His Name is the Everlasting Father! He is the Prince of Peace! Praise Him! Worship Him! Call His Name! He’s the Lion of the Tribe of Judah! He’s the Rose of Sharon! He’s the Lily of the Valley! Praise Him! He’s worthy to be praised! He’s the Way, the Truth and the Light! Bless Him! Oh! He’s the Lord of Hosts! He’s the Holy One of Israel! He’s Our Father, Our God, Our Lord! Our King! Our Friend. He’s the Shepherd of our Soul. He’s our Pastor, He’s our Shepherd.  He’s the King that is coming soon – Bless His Name! There’s no one like Him! Tell Him all you know about Him! He can heal. He can deliver. He can provide. When He kills nobody can keep alive. When He decides to save nobody can kill. He is the door. When He opens no man can shut. When He shuts, no man can open! He’s the Resurrection and the Light. Praise Him brethren! Just bless His Holy Name! He’s worthy to be praised! He’s worthy to be adored! He’s worthy to be magnified. There’s no one like Him brethren, no one like Him! Oh You are wonderful! He’s a miracle-working God! He’s more than enough! More than enough! More than enough to meet all our needs. What a wonderful God He is! What a powerful God! What a mighty God! What a glorious God! Oh what a loving Father what a faithful God! He’s our supporter! He’s our provider! He’s the Great Physician! He’s a miracle-working God. Oh we bless your name Daddy! We worship You! We magnify Your Holy Name! Blessed! Blessed! Blessed be Your Holy Name! There’s no one like you Daddy! We will praise You! We will adore You! We will magnify Your Holy Name! We will tell the whole world that You are the best. You are the bright and Morning Star! You are the Lion of the Tribe of Judah! We bless Your Holy Name! You are the God of Abraham! The God of Isaac! The God of Jacob! You are the God of the living; You are not the God of the dead! You are the God of yesterday, You are the God of today, You are the God of tomorrow! Blessed! Blessed! Blessed! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to Your Name Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Amen! (Amen!)
Now I know we have prayed once, asking God to move our mountains nut I’m not sure you prayed that prayer the way you ought to have prayed it. The Bible says if you have faith and you doubt not you will say to the mountain, “Mountain be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea and it shall obey you!” I want you to call your mountains by name – sickness, disease, poverty, sorrow, failure, barrenness…. Call the mountains by name and command the mountains in the mighty name of Jesus to move! Now! Sickness move! Pain move! Disease move! Poverty move! Barrenness move! Sorrow move! Now! Call the mountain by name! Command it to move in the mighty name of Jesus! The mighty name of Jesus! Sickness move! Pain go – now! Poverty go – now! Barrenness – go now! Failure move now! In the Mighty Name of Jesus! ….  Everything that is contrary to God  – in my body, in my life, in the Church of God, this nation – you must move now! Sickness you must move – now! Every sickness, every disease, every ache, every pain, everything that is contrary to the will of God you must move – now, now, right now, now! Now! ….. You have to move now! Not tomorrow – today, right now, you just have to move! ….. You have to move, move now! Move now! Move now! Oh yes, you have to move – every ache, every pain! Everything contrary to the will of God in  my life, you have to go now! Now, right now! Not later! Now! Every form of failure. Every demonic activity – you are to cease now! Now! Right now! Right now! …. You have to go now, right now – not tomorrow – right now! Mountain you must move! You have to move! You have to move! You have to move! You have to move! You have to move! Now! Oh yes, you have to move now! …
I know you have prayed, you have asked that every Goliath in your life should lose his head. (Amen!) But you prayed the prayer as if you are playing. Goliath is not going to fall just by you saying “Please Goliath fall.” You have to deal with Goliath the way he deserves. David said, “I come against you in the Name of the Lord.” Everything that you know had been hindering your joy, come against them in the name of the Lord! Come against them in the Name of the Lord! Come against them in the Name of the Lord! In the Name of the Lord of Hosts! The One who had never lost a battle. …. Thank You Lord! Thank You Jesus! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Jehovah is Your Name…..mighty warrior, great in battle, Jehovah is Your Name…. Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Amen! Amen! Amen!
The Lord said there’s someone here tonight, all He asked me to tell you that weeping may endure for a night but joy is coming in the morning. Thank You Father!
The Lord says there’s someone here, He asked me to tell you, I had been young, now I am old I have not seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread. Thank You Father!
The Lord said there’s someone here tonight, He asked me to tell you, you cannot surrender now because your victory is at hand. Thank You Jesus!
Father we want to bless Your Holy Name Thank You Lord!
Baba, baba, baba, baba, ese o baba, ese o baba, a wa dupe baba…..
The Lord said there’s someone here tonight, the enemy has tied your hands behind your back but the Lord said, I loose you tonight. (Amen!) Thank You Lord!
Jehovah, You are the most high, You are the most high God! You are the most high, You are the most High God…….
The Lord says there’s someone here, again and again, again and again, you have been dreaming of graves. The Lord asked me to tell you – those who dug the graves shall be buried therein.
O Thank You Lord! Father we want to bless Your Holy Name… There is none holy as the Lord!……
The Lord said there’s someone here tonight, the best way to describe your life so far is crawling, crawling, crawling. Daddy asked me to tell you from the month of May, you’ll begin to fly!
Our Father, Our Father who art in heaven, amen, hallowed be Thy Name……
Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name!
The Lord says, I have said it before, I am saying it again … the empty shall be full (Amen!)
Thank You my Father! Father we bless Your Name! We give You glory, we give You honour, We give you adoration – You are worthy to be praised, You are worthy to be adored, You are worthy to be magnified! Glory! Glory! Glory! Glory! Glory! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You for January! Thank You for February! Thank You for March! Thank You for April and now Thank You for May! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Accept our thanks in Jesus Name! Tonight Father, surprise us. (Amen!) Visit us. (Amen!) Bless us! (Amen!) In Your own supernatural way – let our joy be full. (Amen!) Thank You Daddy! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout “Alleluia!” (Alleluia!)
All right let’s do it this way tonight. All those who are eighty years and above old – shout ‘Alleluia!’ Good Glory be to God! Now those of you who are seventy years and above shout ‘Alleluia!’ That’s good. Those of you who are sixty and above shout ‘Alleluia!’ That’s good. Those of you who are fifty and above shout ‘Alleluia!’ That’s good. Those of you who are forty and above, shout ‘Alleluia!’(Alleluia!) That’s good. Those of you who are thirty and above shout ‘Alleluia!’(Alleluia!) Good. Now those of us who are twenty and above Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Alleluia! Amen. Now everybody from one day to hundred – shout ‘Alleluia!’ Glory be to God! Amen Shake hands with one or two people and tell them – today will be wonderful for me, wonderful for me….” And then you may be seated. God bless you!
Tonight as you know we have a very special Holy Ghost Service for the Youth! Glory be to God! And I am on the side of the Youths because I’m a youth myself. Anyone older than myself is old. Anyone younger than I we are together. You know many a time the elders find it difficult to understand the youth. They wonder why they are so aggressive, why they are so violent, why are they so noisy. We need to understand that the youth are caterpillars. And you need to be a caterpillar if you are going to break new grounds. The youth want to break new grounds. You need to break new ground in order to sow. We only need tractors when we want to reap and don’t worry yourself about the youth. Just take note that the young shall grow and that the new wine will one day become old wine. I am on the side of the youth because tomorrow belongs to them. Yesterday gives birth to today. The youth are today and they are the one who will give birth to tomorrow and if we take good care of them then our tomorrow will be alright. Anybody who loves the youth shout ‘Alleluia!’(Alleluia!) Now even if you don’t love us. If you are willing to tolerate us then shout ‘Alleluia!’ … I caught some people. I caught some people! I thought nobody would shout because they will say we all love you…..
2 Kings 2:9-15
9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.
10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.
11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.
13 He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;
14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.
15 And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.
The real beauty of youth is their strength. 1 John 2:14 John said: I wrote to you young men because you are strong. So to be young automatically implies strength. I mean those of us who are getting a bit older we will agree with this one. When we started building this camp I can remember very well I can carry two bags of cement – one on the left, one on the right and walk a distance. I can’t try that any more even though I’m still young.
Now because they are strong because the youth are strong that is why they are expected to be overcomers. John in the same book, 1 John 2:13 He said, I write to you young men because you have overcome the wicked one. The youth are supposed to be overcomers. That is why you don’t find anybody recruiting old men into the army. It’s the young ones that are recruited into the army because they are expected to be able to use their strength to overcome. Now being overcomers automatically implies that there are battles to fight. And many youth don’t realize this – that the mere fact that they are young automatically implies that they have battles to fight. And why is it that they have battles to fight? Because whether you believe it or not tomorrow belongs to the youth and the devil is fully aware of this. He knows that if he can ruin the youth then you can ruin the future for the family by ruining the youth in the family. You can ruin a nation by ruining the youth of the nation and you can ruin a church by ruining the youth of the church.
Several years ago I was travelling to Canada and I missed my plane in London because the plane here left late so I had to spend one Sunday in London. It was my first visit to London and as a Christian I wanted to worship. So from the hotel where I was staying I looked for a church and I found one. On Sunday morning I went to church. It’s a big cathedral and there were six people in attendance and the youngest must have been at least sixty. Of course today, that church has been closed down. Get rid of the youths and then there’ll be no future for the church That is why I thank God for the Redeemed Christian Church of God. There is a future for us because the youth are in the majority. The devil knows that the future belongs to the youth that is why we the elders must not sleep, we must not let the devil take our youth from us. That is why tonight we will be fighting in prayer, whether the devil likes it or not. He’s going to take his dirty hands off our youth.
And now to us, the youths like Elisha, every wise youth must know that they have to be violent in the positive sense. The Bible says in Matthew 11:12 it says since the days of John the Baptist the kingdom of God suffereth violence and the violent have taken it by force. Whether you believe it or not Elisha, as I will show you now, was a violent young man. And I’m sure by now you must have discovered that I love Elisha very much. I like him because he was a violent young man and he was violent in the right direction.
Number one he was violently determined to follow God. He was not one of those people who said I will follow God so-so. The day he decided to follow God, he did it violently. When you read 1 Kings 19:19-21 the Bible says that Elisha was ploughing. There were 12 ploughs working. Eleven of them were his father’s labourers. He was the twelfth one and as he was busy ploughing, Elijah was passing by and he threw his mantle on Elisha and as he did Elisha knew what that one meant. He knew that was an invitation to follow God and he decided there and then that he will follow God but he didn’t stop there. That day that he decided to follow God, he burnt his bridges, what he could use to cross back into the world, he burnt it. The animal that he was using to plough the ground, he killed the animal that day! The yokes of oxen, he broke it and used as firewood. The day he decided to follow God, animals died as a result. He made up his mind – I am going to follow God! And he followed God all the way because he knew that whatever the devil may want to present to him – all the baits that Satan could present to him, like power, greatness, wealth, somehow he knew that all these things belong to God.
1 Chronicles 29:11 & 12 the Bible says greatness belong to God, power belong to God, strength belong to God, victory belong to God! Somehow Elisha knew – no power anywhere else except with God. There is no power in secret societies. There is no power with the devil. Jesus Christ said all power in heaven and in earth have been given unto me. If He has all power there is nothing left for the devil.
Psalm 62:11 The Bible says, God has spoken once, twice have I heard this that power belongs to God! He knew, Elisha knew that even though there is material wealth because his Father was wealthy somehow he knew deep within him that wealth can be transient. Proverbs 3:5 Riches can develop wings and fly away. Not only that because he was brought up in a rich home he must have understood that wealth has its own problems. Solomon the richest men who ever lived said in Ecclesiastes 5:10-12, he said, people are never satisfied with money. He said, If you love silver, you will never be satisfied with silver. If you love abundance you will not be satisfied with increase. And then he went on to say that when wealth increases those who will eat it will also increase. And then he went on to say that the sleep of a labouring man is always sweet but the abundance of the rich will not allow him to sleep. So when Elisha had to choose between wealth, power, greatness and God, he chose God. I believe that somebody will choose God here tonight (Amen!)
This man was violently determined to follow God not only that he was violently determined to serve God! He wanted to serve God to the best of his ability. In 2 Kings 3:11 the Bible says, not only was Elisha serving Elijah, he was serving him in such a manner that he was pouring water on to his hands. In other words when he wants Elijah to eat he will not just put the water o the table and ask him to wash his hands, no, no he insisted he will pour the water on his masters hands to wash. In 2 Corinthians 12:15 we hear Paul saying, I am not only willing to spend but I will also be spent. He was determined to serve God violently. He was ready to serve God with everything that hr has got. He was determined to serve God in such a manner that everybody will know that this very young man is serving the Lord!. There are youth here today who claim to be following God. Who claim to be serving God and very few people in their neighbourhood can say that they are truly serving God. This boy violently refused to be left behind. When you read 2 Kings 2:1-6 you will find that Elijah 3 times told Elisha “Stay behind, wait here! I am going somewhere. God is sending me to go somewhere,. You stay here! “ And Elisha kept on saying, “I’m not staying here sir, wherever you go, we shall go together!” He kept on pressing forward like Paul said in Philippians 3:14, Paul said, I keep on pressing toward the mark, I keep on pressing towards the mark….
Thank You Father!
Let’s bow our heads. God is saying something. ..Let us close our eyes. The Lord is saying there is someone here tonight who has covenanted his or her children to secret society. Very soon the society will be coming for these children but the Lord said if you will come out tonight so we can pray together, He will destroy the covenant.
Please if you are the one for the sake of these wonderful children come out now. Please let all eyes be closed. We don’t want to embarrass anyone. You covenanted your children. The secret society will be coming for them soon. The Lord says if you come now and we pray together He will break the covenant and spare the lives of your children. Thank You Jesus! Keep all eyes closed please. Even though there are already some people in front I believe there might be a few more so I will count up to ten and I will pray. If you are not here by then don’t say the Almighty God has not been merciful to you. 1… 2… 3…. 4…. 5…. 6…. 7…. 8…. 9…..Please let all eyes remain closed.
Thank You Jesus! My Father and my God! I want to thank You for the great that love you have for these children that could have perished for the action of their parents. Thank You for the parents that have decided to come forward tonight. Have mercy on them in Jesus’ Name! Every covenant that they have made that is evil, Father destroy with your blood. (Amen!) Father, Every evil mark that had been made on the children I decree that Your blood will wipe them away in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Tonight, I claim these children for you Lord! Defend them against every evil society in Jesus Name! (Amen!) And I pray that these children will grow up to be vessels unto honour in Your hands in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! Now please let all eyes remain closed as those of you in front go back to your place quickly. Go back to your places quickly now. Thank You Jesus!  Let us thank the Almighty God for this great deliverance that He has wrought for certain children tonight. Please let’s thank God – this is a great deliverance. Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Glory be to Your Holy Name! We praise You Lord! Thank You Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout “Alleluia!” (Alleluia!)
Now this is the way Holy Ghost Service should be. The Holy Spirit should be free to do whatever He likes, whenever He likes. Stop the sermon, deliver people, continue, just let Him do whatever He wants to! I pray that He will stop the sermon to solve your problems in Jesus Name! (Amen!)
We were talking about Elisha that he violently refused to be left behind and I refuse to be left behind. The way you are saying it you are not too sure. Paul said, I press towards the mark. When you are pressing it means you are fighting against resistance. He said I must reach my goal. In the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ you also will reach your goal. (Amen!)
There’s one of the things which should be evident in the life of a youth. A youth must be someone who will be determined – nothing will stop me from reaching my goal! I was telling some brethren in Britain a story, of something that happened some years ago. Myself and some people we were going to Ortukpo to go and preach the Gospel and when we got to a little after Ore, we were told that a certain bridge between Ortukpo and Benin had broken down and there is no way forward but we were going to Oturkpo and so we had to decide that we would take another road. And I remember that there was one old road that had been completely forsaken and we decided that we would take that one. When we got to that road bridge, after bridge had been swept away by the flood but we didn’t turn back – somebody would go into the river and begin to map out the way which the vehicles could pass over. It took us three days but we arrived at Oturkpo and some people who were with me who are here now they were with me then  – we’re talking about 20 years ago and when we arrived the youth who were expecting us were still there clapping and praising God and waiting! The church that started there then today has become several branches.. How many of you will reach your goal whatever will happen. Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
Elisha was a violent youth, but he wasn’t using his violence to destroy property. No he was violently determined to get the best from God. In 2 Kings 2:9 when Elijah asked him, What do you want me to do for you before I be taken away from you? He said, I want a double portion of your spirit.” In other words he’s saying, this is my opportunity, I am going to get the best I can from God. Somebody is here tonight who is going to get the best from God Almighty.
Elijah said, you must be a very greedy boy! Double the power that I have? I have power enough to call fire down from heaven. That’s not enough for you? I have the power to raise the dead, that’s not enough for you. I have the power to shut the heavens so that it will not rain you say that’s not enough? The boy said you have asked me to ask and I’ve asked and I want a double portion.” Somebody’s not going home tonight unless they get the best from God. (Amen!) Because the Bible says in Matthew 5:6 it said blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled. God will satisfy somebody here tonight. (Amen!) But it all depends on the kind of thirst. It depends on how thirsty you are. For example I know that God is here tonight in a very special manner but then how much you get out of it will be determined by how thirsty you are. Somebody said if a sponge is already wet and then you put it near water it is not going to make any difference. But if the sponge is dry and then you bring it near water. It will soak in the water. I know somebody’s going to soak in the power of God tonight! (Amen!)
David said in Psalm 42 verse 1-2, he said, As the hart panteth after the rivers of water so my heart panteth after thee O Lord. My God when will I appear before you? How thirsty you are will determine how much you get from God tonight and the Bible tells us in 1 Corinthian 12:31 – it said, Covet earnestly the best gifts. The Bible says we are not to covet other man’s houses or other peoples clothes or whatever else they may have but he says when it comes to the gift of God he said you should covet them earnestly!
I have told you that when I read this passage I was a young Christian. I went to God and I told Him what I want. There are some people all they want is that they should manage somehow to get to heaven. I will get to heaven no doubt about that…. How many of you are going with me? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) But when I get to heaven – by the special grace of God the angels will stand at attention. I am not going to just manage to get there. How many of you will enter gloriously? Let me hear you say ‘Amen!’ (Amen!) … But while I am here on earth I want to serve God so mightily, so violently that even when I leave the angels will know that a warrior is coming home!
So I told the Almighty God I want a double portion of the power of Elisha plus a double portion of the power of Peter plus a double portion of the power of Paul and a double portion of the power of Christ while he was here on earth, add everything together and double it again! God said covet, covet earnestly. I remember God told me then, “Son, you are asking for trouble.” If you have that kind of power they won’t let you sleep.” I said, “That will be a good problem.” I don’t want to be ordinary. If you want to be ordinary you should not be here today. If you don’t want to be ordinary shout ‘Alleluia!’(Alleluia!)
And then this young man was violently determined to see the invisible because his master told him, “If you see me then what you ask for you will get. If you don’t see me than what you ask for you won’t get. Elisha must have laughed. How can I fall asleep at this time? I have been coming all this way. I have come to the moment of my miracles and now you are telling me whether I will see you or not! He said, “Of course I will see you!” Now I’m going to see the glory of God tonight. The Bible says in Joel 2:28, it says, your young men shall see visions. The old men shall dream dreams. The old men because they are old will be seeing great things that are coming. Beautiful things that are coming in the future. Let me ask you by the way and I’m talking to the youth now – how many of you believe that your tomorrow will be alright? If you believe that your tomorrow will be all right shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!). If you believe that your tomorrow will be all right shout ‘Alleluia!’(Alleluia!). God expects us youth to see visions, he doesn’t want us just to see today but to see tomorrow.
Thank You Father! The Lord said there’s someone here who had been suffering from memory lapses. The Lord asked me to tell you that’s over now. (Amen!) That’s over now. He also said there’s someone here, you’ve been suffering from – the way He described it is “sporadic deafness” – then it will open again and then close and open again and it has been causing you embarrassment because people will be talking and suddenly you can’t hear what they are saying. The Lord asked me to tell you He has taken care of that (Amen!) Glory be to God!
We are to see visions. It is what you see that will draw you forward. The reason why many people are not going anywhere is because they can’t see beyond their nose. God wants you youth to see visions. He wants you to see beyond what your parents can see. He wants you to see a glorious to morrow that you can move towards that glorious tomorrow.
I’ve shared with some of you before,. In 1979 I went to America for the first time, to a programme called Camp Meeting and I saw 17000 people in one gathering! That was a fantastic crowd because in our own church here then when we come for convention, we are less than 1,000 so 17,000 was a very big crowd to me then. But even then I began to see visions and I shared it with those who went with me. I told them, one day our Pastors alone shall be over 17,000 and every Pastor here tonight, every minister here tonight Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
I saw that vision and I said, Glory be to God! We will get there. Then in 1983 I went to Korea and I saw a church of about ½ million people. I heard the Pastors saying, Those of you who came to church today please don’t come next Sunday so those who cannot enter today they will be able to come next Sunday. I said, oh-oh God, 17,000 is no longer enough, I want a church that will be bigger than this one. Today, I thank g – all of you here Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
So I began to see visions of churches allover the world until recently I heard that coca Cola said that by the year 2000 there must be somebody in every home drinking Coca Cola! So I said, God then the big church is no longer sufficient for me. I want in every family in the whole world there must be a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God! (Amen!) Youth let us see visions. Our lives are still before us. We are not old yet. We can’t be tired – you can’t be tired when you are young! Those of you who are strong shout a strong ‘Alleluia!’(Alleluia!)
The boy Elisha was violently vocal in a positive sense. He knows how he speaks when he ought to speak and when he speaks he speaks in such a way that people will hear him speak. In 2 Kings 2:12 when Elijah was going he had promised Elisha and he saw him – he didn’t keep quiet – he announced it. He said: My Father, I see you, My Father you are not the only one I see, the horses of fire, the chariots of fire, I see all of them! – He announced it! Youth, it is all right to be vocal provided we are vocal in the right way. For example Psalm.47: 1 said, “Clap your hands all ye people, shout unto God with the Loud voice of triumph.” God said it is okay to shout unto Him. In other words youth, we are free to shout, providing we are shouting in praise of the Lord!
The Lord said there is someone here, you’ve been going through a lot of shakings recently. The Lord asked me to tell you – all the shakings that you are going through are part of the process that God says He will use to take you to where He wants you to be. (Amen!)
Thank You Jesus! I guess I will just have to stop for a while – the power of God is here so mighty, so mighty. I think if you have any special requests this is the time to ask them. Go ahead, talk to God now, ask God for your special requests now…. In Jesus Name! (Amen!) Amen!
The Spirit of God is moving so mightily  – not only is he healing so many people but He’s radically changing the future of some people. For example – there’s one young man here tonight, you will hear about him in future. You see, what God says about this young man is that his name is going to be heard through out the world. God says only seven people know about it right now and the seven were determined that it won’t happen. God says that the seven of them will die this year.  (Amen!)
All kinds of heavy stuff tonight but I’m not allowed to share all of them. Okay. I think the best thing I should do right now is just make the altar call – if you want to give your life to Jesus come! God, the God we are asking you to surrender to is a God who can take you as you are and just turn every thing round. He can save your soul, He can forgive your sins, He can alter your future – He’s the Almighty – there’s nothing He cannot do but you have to surrender to Him first before He can begin to work in your life. So if you are here you and you have not given your life to Jesus, you want to surrender to Him, come now, come, and come quickly! Today is a day of salvation! God wants to save souls tonight! Don’t miss the opportunity that is given you – come, come, come quickly! The Lord wants to save your soul now! Come and give your life to Jesus! The rest of us let’s begin to pray for them that as many as would come tonight that God would save their souls, that He will be merciful unto them, that He will forgive their sins.. Let’s begin to pray for them. Those of you who are coming begin to talk to Jesus. Say, Father I come to surrender my life to You tonight. Save my soul! Save my soul! Have mercy on me Lord! I’ve come to surrender to you completely. Come, come, come from all over the place. Come! Hurry up, the Lord is calling you. The Lord is saying, “Come, let me save your soul. Let Me be merciful unto you tonight.” Come. Come come quickly. This is a day of salvation. Come the Lord is calling you. He’s saying come, come, come, come! He says come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden. He said He will give you rest. I will give you rest. Come to this great God. Let Him save your soul – He loves you. He wants to be merciful unto you. Come from all over! Come to the altar now come and meet the Lord Jesus Christ! Come and cry unto Him and ask Him to be merciful unto you. Ask Him to save your soul – Pray as you come. Pray as you come. God is calling you now. Hurry up! Hurry up! If you know you are coming. Father, almighty we want to bless Your Name because You are the Saviour of mankind. There is no one like you – all power belong to You. Accept our thanks in Jesus Name! (Amen!)
Father, You said nobody can come unto You except the Father draws him. These people have come now receive them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Forgive them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Save their souls in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Your blood that cleanses all sins, let the blood cleanse then from all their sins. (Amen!) Father, from today let them be Your children. (Amen!) And every miracle that You give to Your children – give to them today in Jesus Name! (Amen!). In Your Kingdom don’t let them be found wanting. (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
…I want you to say, “Father, all those who have been working against my testimony, help me take care of them tonight. Don’t let a single one remain. Settle them completely tonight, completely. All those who have been working against my destiny settle them tonight permanently Father! Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Thank You Father! Amen! Amen!
Brethren, Please listen to me. The Lord said I made the world out of nothing. He said, I can pick any one out of you here tonight that at the moment may be regarded as nothing and make something mighty out of the fellow. Listen brethren. I want you to talk to God and say, Father that fellow you want to pick up from nothing to become something let m be that fellow. Talk to God brethren, talk to the Lord!! Let me be that person, Lord – someone who’s nothing that you can turn to something. I know you can do it ……
Anyway, we will share whatever He allows us to share but several things are happening that by the time you return next month you will all be full of testimonies. (Amen!) This is going to be a very special month for some of us. Now before we go on to the next thing, if the Holy Spirit permits, next month the Holy Ghost Service again is going to be special and its going to be a Special Holy Ghost Service for deliverance. (Amen!) You see many of us have been going for all kinds of deliverance service – some of the people you go to know what they are doing, some don’t even know what they are doing. Some of the people you go to, they also need deliverance themselves. We want to gather by the permission of the Holy Spirit to talk about deliverance in clear Bible terms.
There are two categories of demonic problems. There is a category that is from outside. They come broadly under the heading, “affliction” like when you are caning somebody. You stand from outside and you are punishing somebody. Now under that segment of affliction we have various categories, various types. There is what is called oppression. There is one that is called regression – that is pushing back. There is the one that is called obsession – and I’m sure you don’t have a Yoruba word for that so I don’t blame you – the one that is called confusion and so on and so forth. By God’s grace we will discuss them in detail when we come. Now all these are from outside – the enemy stands at the outside and they are bombarding the fellow like kicking a foot ball or standing on top of it or bouncing it to the ground.
Then there is the other type that is an attack from inside – that’s the one we call possession. There are people who are possessed by the devil. That’s a different category on it’s own so if God allows us when we meet next month we want to talk about this thing in an intelligent manner so we will really understand what we are talking. And then see how through the Holy Spirit we can deal with these situations. For example, anybody can kick a football around but if that football were to catch fire if it is completely covered by fire, anybody who wants to touch it must be getting ready to be burnt. That’s for next month if Jesus hasn’t come so if you know anybody that needs deliverance bring them next month. I know by the grace of God I will be here.
….. If God be for us who can be against us? In other words our future is in the hands of 2 people: between us and God. The Almighty God who is the Alpha as well as the Omega is on our side, it is up to us now whether we also want to be on His side so we are going to watch and pray for one hour – one solid hour – and its going to be hot! Anyone who is tired like I said, can sit down and just watch us. Youth, now I want you to stand to your feet and our first prayer is just to plead the blood of the Lamb and say, Father, everything I have done wrong that in contrary to Your will that could count against me, wipe away with Your Blood! Let’s open our mouths and pray! And I mean pray! I don’t say murmur! I want us to pray with all our strength. We are strong therefore we want to show it now.
Father, everything I have done wrong, everything I’ve done contrary to Your will, forgive me Lord!! I plead the Blood of the Lamb, Lord! Anything that can stand against me in my actions, in my words, in my thoughts, everything I have done in the past, wipe it away with Your Blood Lord!! I Plead the Blood of the Lamb tonight! I ask that You wipe my sin clean tonight. Wash me clean tonight O Lord!! Body, soul and spirit! Wash me clean! Anything that can stand between me and Your assistance. Anything that will not allow You to help me tonight. Anything that can let me go away empty-handed, please Father, put it under Your Blood. I’m pleading the Blood of the Lamb tonight. I’m pleading the Blood of the Lamb tonight. I have come to wash in that Blood Lord! Everything I have done in my youthful zeal, everything I’ve done in ignorance as a youth, anything that can stop my prayers tonight, put it under Your Blood Father, put it under Your blood. My Lord and my Saviour I plead the blood of the Lamb now, the Blood that cleanses from all sin! Oh, yes, that’s what I’m washing in now. Let it wash me clean – body, soul and spirit. Lord, I pray that Your Blood will wash me clean tonight…. absolutely  clean!
I want you to call on the Almighty God now and say, Lord of Hosts, Rise up for my help. Fight my battles for me. Open Your mouth and pray Lord of Hosts, rise up and fight my battles for me, fight my battles for me! Fight my battles for me, Lord! Battles that are too much for me to fight alone! Lord of Hosts fight my battles for me! Fight my battles for me! Arise for my help O Lord! Arise for my help! I know no help but You. I have nobody else who can help me! You are my help Lord! You can so what nobody else can do! Help me Lord! What my parents cannot do, do it for me! Fight for me Lord! O l wage ware against all my enemies, fight for me Lord! Arise O Lord! Fight on my behalf! Arise O Lord! Let Your enemies be scattered! Oh, my Lord and my God! I need Your help! I need Your help! I need Your help! I need Your help! In the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ Arise for my help and fight my battles for me tonight. You have never failed before! I know You will not fail now! Arise for my help O Lord! Arise O Lord! Let Your enemies be scattered tonight. I need You – there’s no one else who can help me! But You are the help of the helpless. It’s unto You that I lift up my eyes O Lord! In Jesus Name every knee must bow, every knee must bow.
Brethren, I want you to call on the Almighty God and say, that every curse, every evil covenant, anything from my family side, from my past that is troubling me now must bow in the name of Jesus! …. must bow! must bow! must bow! must bow! must bow! Every curse, every covenant, everything that is evil from my past, from my past that is causing me trouble now, anything from my family that is causing, trouble now, that is not allowing me to move forward in the mighty Name of Jesus, they must bow, tonight, tonight, tonight, they must bow in the mighty Name of Jesus! Everything from my past, every curse that I inherited, every covenant contrary to the will of God that is problematic for me now they have to bow! They have to bow! They have to bow! They have to bow! In the mighty name of Jesus! Every curse, every evil covenant, everything in my generation, everything in my family that is contrary to the will of g, that is causing me headache now in whatever form, they have to bow! In the mighty Name of Jesus! They have to bow! In that Name that is above every other Name – they must bow in Jesus mighty Name! (Amen!)
Esu ole kole ti Jesu…..
Brethren, the Word of God says, every plant that my Father did not plant shall be rooted up. First you are going to pray for yourself that everything I have eaten, everything I have drunk, whether during the day or when I’m sleeping, anything that the devil had managed to plant into my system – tonight be rooted up in the mighty Name of Jesus!! Be rooted up in the mighty Name of Jesus! Anything that the devil had managed to plant into my body one way or the other be rooted up! Anything I ate, anything I drank during the day or night! anything that the devil has planted into my system in the mighty Name of Jesus you have to go! You have to go! You have to go! You have to be rooted up now! Today! You have to be rooted up! …. Anything that the devil has planted into my system, whatever it is o my Lord! In the mighty Name of Jesus! anything the devil had planted into my system – it has to be rooted up! It has to be rooted up! It has to be rooted up! It has to be rooted up! Today! Anything the enemy has managed to sneak in in one way or the other into my system – you have to go! You have to go! You have to go! You have to go! You have to go! … Amen!
Now we are continuing with the same prayer but now it will now move on to our family. Anything that had been planted into our families that is not allowing us to reach the heights that God wants s to reach, anything planted by one demon or the other – any idol in the family tonight, they must be rooted up in the mighty Name of Jesus! Open your mouth and pray! Everything in my family that is causing trouble for the members of the family, every demon, every idol, every thing they planted when they say they are laying the foundation of one house or the other, anything planted in our family compound that is causing trouble for the members of the family, everything that the devil has planted in my family you have to go tonight! In the mighty Name of Jesus! You have to be uprooted tonight right now in the mighty Name of Jesus! Tonight! Tonight! Everything, every demon, every idol in my family, no matter how long ago they had been planted in the mighty Name of Jesus! Christ, you must be uprooted tonight!  You must be uprooted tonight! You must be uprooted tonight! You must be uprooted tonight! Tonight! Tonight! Tonight! Tonight! Yes! – This very moment as we are praying! Every demonic influence – yes this very moment, now as we are praying – every demonic influence in the family of everybody here present you have to go in the mighty Name of Jesus! You have no option! In the Name of Jesus! Every knee must bow, every plant my Father did not plant has to be uprooted! I command you, today! Right now in the mighty Name of Jesus! Every evil influence in any of the families represented here you just have to go – you have to go! You have to go! You have to go! You have to go! You have to go! You have to go! You have to go! Thank You Father! In the mighty Name of Jesus! Thank You Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)
Brethren, I tank God for your lives. You are doing well but let’s keep going, let’s keep going. We’re still continuing in the same vein. There are some people here in Nigeria that are destroying our future. They don’t care what happens to us youth in the future. They don’t care if our education system collapses – they don’t care whether we have no money to eat. They’re there! Let us call on God tonight – they must be rooted up! Pray brethren – in the mighty Name of Jesus! Every one, wherever they may be hiding, that might destroy the future of this nation – whoever they may be, wherever they may be – they must be rooted up Father, they must be rooted up. We are all of one accord: every one contrary to the will of God, destroying the system of this nation they must be rooted up, they must be rooted up! We take one step forward, we make two step s backwards because some people are fighting against the future of this nation – Father destroy them, uproot them completely – they destroy the future of our youth! They don’t care what happens to our educational system. They don’t care whether it is well with us or not. They have to be rooted up! Every one of them! All those who do not want the progress of this nation, all those who are destroying the future of this nation – they have to be rooted up!
Brethren, if you are a member of the Church – in other words if you are born again the promise of God is,  “the gates of Hell shall not prevail against you. “(Amen!) Based on that promise you are going to decree: Satan, take your hands off me! Take your hands off my children! Take your hands off my business! Take your hands off my marriage! Take your hands off! Come on! In the mighty Name of Jesus! I command you Satan Take your hands off me! Take your hands off my body Take your hands off my soul! Take your hands off my spirit! Take your hands off my children! Take your hands off my marriage! Take your hands off my family! Take your hands off the Redeemed Christian Church of God! Take your hands off this nation! I command you Satan! I command you right now devil – take your dirty hands off in the mighty Name of Jesus! ….Take you’re dirty hands off in the mighty Name of Jesus! Everything that belongs to me belongs to God and because it belongs to God its off-limits to you Satan! Take your dirty hands off right now! Take your dirty hands off right now! I command you! Take your dirty hands off in the mighty Name of Jesus! Take your dirty hands off my body, off my brain, off my body, off my soul, off my spirit! I command you in the mighty Name of Jesus! Take your dirty hands off right now!  As I pray, I command you – you Take your dirty hands off! Take your dirty hands off! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
The Bible says angels are ministering spirits that are sent to minister to the needs of heirs of salvation. I am saved, I’m an heir of salvation. Angels are my servants and the Bible went further to say the devil is a thief. Now you are going to send angels to fight against Satan and bring back everything that the devil has stolen from you. You will say -In the mighty Name of Jesus! I command you angels, go now to the East, to the West, to the North, to the South, everything that the devil has stolen from me go and bring them back! Go and bring them back! Go and bring them back! Now! I command you angels in the mighty Name of Jesus! Because I’m an heir of salvation, you are my servants, I command you today, I command you this morning that you go now, go and bring back everything that the devil has stolen from me – my health, my wealth, my prosperity, my progress, my opportunities! Everything that the devil has stolen from me – Angels, I command you now – Go! Go and bring them in! Go and bring them in! Go and bring them in! I command now in the Name that’s above every other name, angels go – to the far corners of the whole world! Go to the East! Go to the West! Go to the North! Go to the South! Everything that the enemy has stolen from me go and bring them back! Go and bring them back! Go and bring them back! Right now! Right now! Right now! Go and bring them back! Everything that the enemy has stolen from me go and bring them back! Everything that the enemy has stolen from me go and bring them now! Go and bring them now! I command you angels Now! Go! And bring all these things in right now! Right now! Right now! Right now! Right now! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Brethren, there were many sons of the prophets but Elisha stood out. He became head over them because he refused to be ordinary. I want you to open your mouth and talk to God and say, Father I refuse to be ordinary. Whatever You have to do, whatever You have to do so that I will become an extraordinary son of God do it tonight, do it tonight! Do it tonight! Open your mouth and cry to God! I don’t want to be an ordinary son of God. I don’t want to be an ordinary person – I want to be special, I want to be extraordinary. Whatever you have to do Lord! In my life so that tonight I will cease to be ordinary, so that from tonight I will become an extra ordinary son of God – do it tonight! Do it tonight! Do it tonight! Do it tonight! I don’t want to be ordinary no-no-no-no I want to be special. I want to be absolutely special. I want to be extraordinarily special. Whatever you have to do in my life, anything you have to do, whatever it is – You know it Lord! – Whatever the process, whatever You have to do so that I will not be ordinary, so that I will be extraordinarily special – to You My Father and my God! – Do it in my life tonight! Do it tonight! Do it tonight! Whatever You have to do in the heavens so that I will cease to be ordinary and I will become special I’ll become extraordinarily special to You my Lord and Father, do it! Do it! Your Name will be glorified and I will praise you for it. Thank You Father! Glory be to God! In Jesus mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)
We have a song that says, God commanded the sun and the sun begins to shine. When He commands His moon, the moon will begin to shine and the song went on to say, Command Lord, that my blessing will come to me! God said to Abraham, Abraham had not done anything good or bad, God just picked him out and said I will bless you, I will make you great, I will make a great nation out of you. You will become a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, I will curse those who curse you – through you I will bless the whole world. Brethren, let’s cry to God and say, Father, tonight command Your blessing upon me! Command Your blessing upon me! Command Your blessing upon me! Command! Father, Command Your blessing upon me! On me! On me! On me! Command Your blessing upon me! When You command, the sun rises, when You command the sun shines, when You command it happens, when You speak it is done! Command O Lord Your blessing upon me My Father and my God! Command Your blessing upon me! Command Your blessing upon me! Command Your blessing upon me! Oh Command Your blessing upon me! Command Your blessing upon me tonight! Just pronounce it, decree it Lord! Command Your blessing! Command Your blessing! Command Your blessing! Command Your blessing! Command Your blessing! Command Your blessing! Command Your blessing upon me! Tonight! Tonight! Tonight! Command Your blessing upon me! Command Your blessing upon me! Tonight! When You command, when You speak it is done, when You speak it stands firm, nobody can change Your word! If You command Your blessing upon me I will succeed in everything I do. Command a blessing upon me O Lord! Whomsoever You bless is blessed nobody can curse the one that You have blessed. Command Your blessing upon me Father! Command Your blessing upon me! Command Your blessing upon me! Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
You are likely to have somebody in your family or related to you one way or another who is for marriageable age and yet hasn’t found someone. Please brethren, with God tonight so manifestly present with us, let us cry to God and say, Father, solve this problem for us, solve this problem for us! Solve this problem for us! Let’s cry unto the Almighty God! Let’s cry unto the Almighty God! Father, solve this problem for us! It’s becoming too big a problem! Please God solve this problem for us! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene O Lord!! Intervene O Lord!!  One way or the other, Intervene Lord!! There are so many of them! Many of them boys, many of them girls! O f marriageable age and yet there is no one! The problem keeps increasing O Lord!! Help us Lord! Intervene! Intervene! Solve this problem! Father Solve this problem! Soave those problem and solve it now! Solve it now! Solve it now Father! Solve this problem in Your own supernatural way! Let these people be settled. There are some of them that are single widows, there are some of them that are single widowers! Many of them that trust You Lord, that are of marriageable age and they’ve been trusting You O Lord!! Please Intervene! Intervene tonight! This night in particular! Intervene My Lord and my Saviour! Intervene, intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Intervene! Thank You my Father! Thank You! Because I know You will grant our requests. Intervene! Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)
Now there must be somebody somewhere, they may not be here today but they are special to you. God is here. God is here brethren! Pray for them. Maybe your sons, your daughters, your uncles, your aunties, someone special to you. Intercede for them now! Go ahead talk to God! Talk to the Lord for them! You know them! You know where they are Lord, every one of them. Lay Your mighty hands on them. Destroy every yoke in their lives Lord!! Let it be well with them, let them shine for You! You know them Lord!! Intervene in their affairs, My Lord and my Saviour, intervene in their case. Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
And then if there is anything left that you want to discuss with God – there is no time like this. Pour out your heart to Him! Tell Him, tell Him, tell Him what you want Him to do for you…. Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! Let’s begin to bring our prayers to a close Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Brethren, one hour is over….. Let us thank the Almighty God because I believe He has heard us. Let’s praise Him, let’s magnify His Holy Name, let’s say Lord! We thank You, we thank You because You have heard us. We thank You because we know, we know You have heard and we know the answer will come quickly. We give You glory, we give You honour! We give You adoration! We just want to bless You Lord!! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Lord! Glory be to Your Name! May You forever be blessed! May You forever be glorified Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You! Almighty God Glory be to Your Name! Thank You Saviour! Thank You! Almighty God Glory be to Your Name Lord! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Father, I come before You today as Your representative to these people and as their representative to You. First I want to say thank You. I want to say thank You. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Lord! Thank You! Thank You! Because it’s quite a long while that we have felt Your presence like this last. Thank You Lord! Thank You for a new beginning. Thank You for visiting us afresh. Thank You for visiting us afresh.. Now My Father and my God! My request is everything Your children have asked for today, before tomorrow morning let them become testimonies. (Amen!) That’s all I’m asking for Lord!! Everything they have asked for let them become testimonies in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Those people that doctors have written off, let the same doctors write a new report in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Those that the world has said can never have children – all those who are laughing at them, let them laugh with them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) All those that the professors have said can never get a degree, let them make first class! In Jesus Name! (Amen!) All those who have been jobless all these years, Father, this month, this very month – provide for them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Those whose promotion has been stolen by the devil, as they enter into the new week promote them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) All those who have been trusting You for a partner, Father, wherever the partners may be, this month, bring them forward in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Every miracle Your children have asked for let it become a testimony. Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Lest somebody shout “Alleluia!” (Alleluia!)
Shake hands with one or two people and say, “Thank God my own case is settled! Thank God my own case is settled!” Glory be to God! You may be seated!
Thank You Father!  Thank You Father! Thank You Father!  Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Oh yes, let the sisters shout, Praise the Lord! Let the brothers shout Alleluia! And those of us who are less than 20 years old let me hear you shout – Glory! Alleluia! And those of us who are between 20 and 30 let me hear you shout “Alleluia!” (Alleluia!) Glory be to God! I think the best thing we better do right now.
We’ll tell you the news and then we’ll repeat what we’ve done. Now this evening God gave us 3 babies. 2 girls and 1 boy so let the sisters shout “Praise the Lord!” And let the brothers shout “Alleleluia!”
Thank You Lord Jesus, Thank You so much Lord! Jesus we Thank You! we Thank You! We Thank You!
Thank You for Your faithfulness. Thank You for destinies that are rearranged tonight. Thank You! For the hands of the enemies that have been cut off. Thank You!  Because we know our tomorrow will be all right. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! Bless the offerings of Your children. Sanctify it, use it for Your glory and everyone who had given tonight don’t let them ever lack again in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Those who have nothing to give, Father before the end of this month, let them be able to give abundantly in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen Praise the Lord!
Then we’ll have the final blessings then we’ll be on our way…. Let’s stand on our feet. My Father and my God! I want to bless Your holy name. I want to thank You for what You have done tonight. Please accept our thanks in Jesus Name. (Amen!) It is in Your Name that I’m pronouncing Your blessing on  Your children. Every one of them tonight let them be blessed! (Amen!) Bless them this morning. (Amen!) Bless them every morning. (Amen!) Bless them every afternoon. (Amen!) Bless them every nighttime. (Amen!) All these Your children who are here and the families they represent, let them  be exceptional. (Amen!) Let them be special. (Amen!) In all areas of their lives F, let it be well with them. (Amen!) I pray Lord God Almighty that all these Your children, from today will always have divine assistance in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Whatever they do, let it prosper in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Wherever they go, let Your presence go with them  (Amen!) and I pray that each and every one of them will serve You like never before in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) As they go, go with them Lord! (Amen!) Let Your peace always rule in their homes in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) And I pray Lord God Almighty that in Your kingdom not a single one of them will be found wanting in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You my Father. Glory be to Your Name! in Jesus mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)
Amen!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye

DELIVERANCE NIGHT

1st of June, 2001

When the children of Israel were on their way to the Promised Land and they came to Jericho they came face to face with a wall – so big, so thick that it looked as if the end of the journey had come at last but then someone called the Lord of Hosts (clapping).  He stepped into the situation and He asked the people to do one thing – young men, old men, rich ones, poor ones, priests and laymen – He asked them to shout – they did and the wall fell!

I know you are ready but you have to wait for the signal.  We’re going to do it together as one and we are not just going to make any sound – we are going to shout Alleluia!! Are you ready now? All right.  Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!  Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus!

Whenever we talk about deliverance you need to know that there is warfare involved.   It means there is somebody who has been captured. There is somebody who captured him and there is somebody who is coming to deliver the one who has been captured. So there’s bound to be warfare and when there is war, one thing that is characteristic of warfare – when there is war is that there is noise. So if you don’t like noise tonight you can begin to go home now. There are people here who …. You have to let me finish – all I was about to say is this: There are some people here tonight who are tired of suffering.” Now let those people now shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Once upon a time the children of Israel and the Philistines were at war and then the Ark of the Covenant of God was brought into the camp of the children of Israel and the children of Israel shouted. When the Philistines heard the shout they were frightened. They said, “What’s the meaning of this noise?” They said, “Oh it means, God has come to camp.”  God has come to camp tonight. (Amen!) He’s here to fight for somebody. Let that somebody shout another Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Glory be to God! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord!

So let’s respectfully go before the Lord of Hosts and just worship the Almighty …. Baba, baba, baba, baba, awa dupe o….. ese baba, awa dupe baba… Jehovah You are the most high, You are the most high God … Let’s go ahead and just worship the Almighty God. Let’s bless the King of Kings! the Lord of Lords!, the I AM that I AM!, lets bless the Ancient of Days!, let’s bless Him. Let’s worship Him; He’s worthy to be praised. He’s worthy to be magnified, there’s no one like Him – all power belong to Him. Let’s praise Him, let’s worship Him, let’s adore Him, He’s the Almighty God. Let’s praise Him! Let’s praise Him! Let’s magnify His Holy Name! He’s worthy to be praised! He’s worthy to be adored! Yes worship Him! Oh we want to bless You Lord, we want to glorify Your Holy Name tonight ……. You are the most high God …… Thank You! …. Thank You Jesus!  ….  Glory be to God! forever! Thank You! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Father Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we worship! Amen! amen! (Amen!) Thank You Father! Amen! (Amen!) Thank You Lord! (Amen!)

Well the Lord says there’s someone here tonight who says he’s coming to find out how powerful Pastor Adeboye is.

Well Pastor Adeboye has no power but he has a father that is the Almighty. (Amen!)  Now whoever you are I have thought, I will just ignore you and just continue with the program but you see God has no pleasure in the death of a sinner. God has no pleasure in the death of a sinner. Whoever you are, In order that they may not bury you on Monday I ask you to come out now – to come and pray and ask my Father to forgive you. We will put it down as ignorance. We will just put it down as ignorance. I will count up to 10. If you are not here by the time I say ‘10’ I will continue and you will bear your own blood! And please, let’s close our eyes so we don’t embarrass whoever the fellow is. Let’s give the fellow an opportunity to be saved. Thank You Jesus! I know there is one in front now but I’ll still count to ten. In case there are others. 1… 2…3… okay, 4, 5,6,7,8,9 oh Thank You Jesus!

Now those of you who are in front, cry to the Almighty God now and ask Him to forgive you! Ask God to forgive you! Call on him! Say, “Lord I will never test Your power again! Just forgive me! Have mercy on me today! Have mercy!” And the rest of us, let’s pray for them! Let’s lift our voices to the Almighty God and ask God to be merciful – that He will forgive and spare their lives! Let’s pray for them! The Almighty God will have mercy on them! Just forgive, forgive Father, spare their lives, save their souls Lord! Let them become vessels unto honour in Your hands Lord! Let them become vessels unto honour in Your hands Lord! Don’t let them die my Father and my God! Please have mercy on them! Have mercy on them! Have mercy on them! Thank You my Father! My Lord and my Saviour, I just want to thank You because You are a merciful God! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! Father, Your Word says, If anyone will confess His sin and forsake them he will obtain mercy. I commit these people into Your hands. Because they have come out I trust they will not go back to sin. Have mercy on them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Forgive every one of them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Spare their lives Lord and let them become vessels unto honour in Your hands In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! You can go back to your seats now. Thank You Father!

I have a Father, Almighty Father… He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords! I have a Father Alleluia! ….

You see before the interruption God was saying there’s someone here today for a long time your life can be considered a dry ground. The Lord asked me to tell you, beginning from today the rain will begin to fall. (Amen!)

So Father, we just want to bless Your Holy Name. We know this is a special night. We know You will bless us, we know You will save souls. We know You will heal. We know You will deliver. We know there’ll be miracles Lord! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Shake hands with one or two people and tell them: “God is here for me! God is here for me!”

All right! John 8:32-36. And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free………..if the son shall make you free ye shall be free indeed. Somebody’s going to be free tonight! (Amen!) Thank You Father!

There’s somebody here that your headache is always aggravated by noise. The Lord asked me to tell you, the headache is gone and will never come back.

Jesus Christ said You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. And then He went on to say, “If the Son, that is if the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, shall make you free, then you shall be free indeed. Somebody’s going to be free indeed tonight, (Amen!) I am going to share some truths with you – at least the little that I know and I believe that as you see these truths- because they are the truths from the Bible not the truth that somebody just thought about –  the truth that is Bible-based, as you discover these truths and accept them, suddenly you will discover that freedom will come.

Truth number one is that there is a battle for your soul but Jesus will win! (Amen!) The Bible says in John 4:24. It said, God is a spirit. God is what? A spirit! You need to take note of that and when you also read Ezekiel 28:14 and Isaiah 14:12 You combine these 2 verses you will discover that the devil, or Lucifer, or Satan, by whatever name you want to call him, is a fallen angel and Hebrews 1:13 & 14 tells us that angels are spirits. So the devil is a spirit, a fallen spirit. And then when you read 1 Thessalonians 5:23 the Bible says you yourself are a spirit! So God is a spirit, a Holy Spirit. The devil is a spirit, a fallen spirit and you are a spirit – you have a soul and you live in a body but the real you is inside and it is a spirit. Now the devil wants you, he wants you; he wants to use you as food! The devil is keenly interested in you because he wants to destroy you – that’s what the Bible says in 1 Peter 5:8. It said the devil is a roaring lion, is walking about seeking whom he may devour.  I believe he will not find you tonight. (Amen!)

So the devil wants you for food and God wants you for rest! In Matthew 11:28 He said, “Come unto me all ye that labour And Are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” So God, the Holy God, is a holy spirit, is standing on the right. The devil, a fallen spirit is standing on the left and you are standing in the middle. The devil is saying, “Come to my side so I can eat you!” God is saying, “Come to my side that I might give you rest.” The question tonight is – on whose side are you going? I didn’t hear the answer. Who will you go with?

The Bible says in James 1: 17 that God is light, absolute light. As for the devil, he’s darkness, absolute darkness. Unfortunately the Bible says that the son of man prefers darkness to light. But there are few of us who prefer light to darkness. I know I am one of them – I prefer light to darkness. Now there is a constant struggle between darkness and light but light will always win.  That is why of you cooperate with God, the Bible says light shines into darkness and darkness cannot overcome it. If you cooperate with God tonight you will become a winner. (Amen!) I say you will become a winner! (Amen!)

God says in His Word that as many as will receive Him to them has he given power to become sons of God. If you surrender your life to God, if you surrender to Jesus and when I say surrender I mean complete surrender – then you become a child of God and when I go through the Scriptures I find that God will go to any extent to defend His own children. That is why I’m sure that all those who are not pretending but who are truly committed to God, when they are going home tomorrow morning they’ll be singing the songs of deliverance. (Amen!)

In Exodus 4:22-23 God said to Pharaoh, “Israel is my first born. Let them go. If you don’t let them go I will kill your first-born. And then my son will still go!” I know God is talking to someone here tonight. I know God is saying to those people who are holding you in bondage, He’s saying to them, listen, Adeboye is my son, if you don’t let him go I will kill you own son and then my son will still go!” Who is God talking to at all? Who is going to be free tonight? Let me hear somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!).

He told Pharaoh, “Let my son go. If you don’t let him go – I will kill your son. My son will still go. If you pursue my son then I will drown you! In the life of somebody today Pharaoh will drown. (Amen!) I didn’t hear your ‘Amen!’ (Amen!)

God said, “If you bless my son, you will be blessed; if you curse my son then I will curse you. When you think about the extent to which God will go to defend his own – to protect his own, to deliver His own….  your faith should rise tonight, that tonight your deliverance is a settled matter. (Amen!)

Any battle over you will no longer be your battle because God will fight for you.  David said to Goliath, he said, “The battle is the Lords and He will give you into our hands” The only people I pity are the enemies of God who refuse to repent because God is going to show them fire tonight. (Amen!) If you’re not one of them you should be able to say ‘Amen’ then. (Amen!) After all God said to Moses – tell the children of Israel: look at your enemies very well because all the enemies you see today you will never see them again. (Amen!) As it was then so it shall be today in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). If you are a true child of God, when the enemies hear about you they should tremble, they should melt.

In Joshua 2:1-11 the Bible says, when Joshua sent spies to go and spy Jericho and they stayed in a woman’s house, the woman went and hid them in the roof when she heard that the people of the town were coming for them. The Bible said before they lay down to sleep the woman came to them and said. We have heard about your God and when we heard about your God we feared exceedingly and there was no strength left in us. Tonight, all the enemies that followed you here and those who stayed at home, they will hear about your God! (Amen!) and they will tremble! (Amen!)

If a child of God therefore should lose a battle it can only mean one thing – that that child of God has gone into sin. If you have fallen into sin and if you go into sin it becomes difficult for a holy God to defend a sinful son. In Joshua 7:1-12, when the children of Israel fled before their enemies and Joshua fell on his face before God, “God how can this happen? Are you not the Lord of Hosts? How can this happen to us? God said, “Why are you lying down? Get up my friend! Israel has sinned that’s why I can’t go with them any more. Until they remove the accursed thing from among them.” I beg you tonight brethren, a day like this comes only once in a lifetime! Anyone here who is still joking with sin, you have to make up your mind tonight and say bye-bye to sin because if you do something great will happen tonight. Deliverance will come tonight!

When you read Psalm 107:7-20 the Bible says, fools – and I know there are no fools here tonight – because of their sins and because of their transgressions were afflicted. Then problem came. They were almost dying. Then they remembered God and they cried to Him. Then He sent His Word and he healed them and delivered them from all their distresses. God is going to send His Word to you tonight! (Amen!) I can’t hear your ‘Amen’. (Amen!) And the Word will heal you. (Amen!) The Word will deliver you! (Amen!)

I said that one to prepare the ground for what we want to discuss tonight. Because again and again I have heard all kinds of things said about different kinds of deliverance ministers. I’m sorry to say some of them need deliverance themselves. I am not a deliverance minister. I am a minister of the gospel. My own ministry is the whole gospel – the entire counsel of God – salvation, healings, deliverance, prosperity, holiness, victory, and joy – everything that is in the Gospel. That’s what I minister and anything anybody may teach or practice that is not supported by the Bible, one by one, as far as I’m concerned it is human philosophy and it has no basis at all. What I know is what I’m going to teach you – what I know that has kept me free for almost 30 years is what I’m about to teach you so tell your neighbour “You better pay attention now because if you don’t listen to the truth then you will believe a lie.” You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free!

There are two major ways that demons operate. They either attack you from outside or they work from within. Most of the times they attack from outside and I’m going to spend some very good time tonight. I’m not going to be in a hurry. We have the whole night to tell you in detail how they operate from outside. Then briefly, I will talk about how they operate from inside because there are fewer cases where they operate from inside. By the time they have taken over somebody and they I are operating from inside – as soon as you see the fellow coming you will know who is coming. If you see somebody who is dancing without music; if you see somebody who is looking up to the sky and talking to somebody nobody can see; if you see somebody who is walking naked and he’s laughing at you who are well-dressed then you will know who is inside the fellow. I don’t think there are too many of them here tonight.

But then there are cases where you are a child of God and the enemy wants to attack from outside. I will just mention seven cases.

No.1 The Bible calls the first one affliction to trouble, to disturb, to cane. In 1 Samuel 16:14 the Bible says when the spirit of God left King Saul an evil spirit from the Lord came and troubled him. It didn’t say the evil spirit came and took him over. It just came and troubled him and whenever the evil spirit came to trouble him he became abnormal.

When I was young, when somebody begins to behave abnormally they will say, “Eh-eh, that thing has come! Ah ah, that’s it,” they said, “The thing has come on it!” That’s affliction. Demons come upon the fellow to trouble the fellow and the fellow becomes very, very uncomfortable, becomes restless – very, very angry for no reason at all. And when you read 1 Samuel 19:9-10, you will find King Saul when the thing came on him that he saw David, who was helping him to calm him down, and he wanted to throw a javelin and kill him. These people are in a storm. Many a time they can’t describe it to you – what they are going through. All of a sudden, when the thing comes on them they feel hot. The head is hot; the body is hot, everything you do they just can’t find it acceptable. But thank God there is someone called the Prince of Peace who can still any storm. If there’s any storm in your life He will still them tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).

Now in the case of affliction, when the demon is not operating the people are very, very normal. For example some years ago they brought a bank manager here, handcuffed to 2 policemen. Nobody will employ somebody as a bank manager if he’s mad. When this thing hasn’t come on him he’s a very nice gentleman, very good bank manager, but when it comes to him he just wants to go to anybody’s house and break the door down. In fact he was trying to enter a house and thy thought he was a robber and they hit him on the head. They took him to the police station before the people discovered that this man was not trying to steal – it was certain forces tormenting him.  The beauty of it is that somewhere between the tormenting of the enemy the fellow was normal enough to realize: take me to Redemption Camp. If I get there, I will be free! And you are here tonight. In the mighty Name of Jesus you also will be free! (Amen!)

The policemen brought him handcuffed, two of them. I said, ‘Release him!” “Ahhh!!” they said, “You don’t know this man. If we loose him, he will destroy everything here.” I said, ‘Didn’t you know what you say he said?” He said, “If I get to the Redemption Camp I will be free!”” Is there anybody here today who believes that because I have come tonight I will go home in joy? (Amen!) Is there anybody like that here? Let me hear somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!). They loosed him and he was completely free. We didn’t have to struggle with him at all. He knew that of he could make contact with the Prince of Peace that all will be well. All will be well with you tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).

The second way that the enemy can torment you from the outside is something called oppression. To oppress means to sit on, hold the fellow down properly so he will not be able to move up at all. I mean just hold down. And we find an example in Luke 13:11-16. The Bible talks of a woman who was bound by the devil for 18 years. The Bible said, no matter how hard she tried she cannot lift up herself. That fellow had an oppressor sitting on her and there are several similar examples in the world today.

There are people who had been on one spot for years – not a single promotion – but the Lord that promised that your reign will begin from today, (Amen!) will see to it that from today your promotion will begin. (Amen!) There are people who have never had a single proposal. There are beautiful woman who had never had anyone say to her since they were born “Will you marry me?” There are people who have written several letters of application and they have never even been called for an interview. Such people have a certain force sitting on them. For them to be free the one sitting on them must be removed and that’s what Isaiah 10:27 says. Isaiah 10:27 said that the one who is sitting on your neck shall be removed. Today in the mighty name of Jesus, (Amen!), everyone sitting on you holding you sown shall be removed in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).

I’ve told you, some of you know this story very well. A service was going on in the church, in a particular church and there was a fat woman who was fast asleep. A fat woman fast asleep and there is a woman sitting by her side, sweating profusely because she was feeling a terrible weight on her and God opened the eyes of a member of the choir and saw in a vision that the woman who was sleeping was actually sitting on the fellow next to her! And being a young girl she cried out: “Ah! Come down from her neck!” Now the fellow sitting next to you may be sleeping. Better tell the fellow – wake up! Don’t sit on my neck!’ Anyone sitting on your neck shall be removed tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).

You also remember the case of a brother who has not been promoted for 12 years because the boss hid his file. And then the Almighty God moved and the boss was transferred or sacked and a new boss took over and said, “I want to see the file of everybody working for me. And when they couldn’t find the file of this man they searched until finally they discovered it. And finally when they found the file they found that there had been no recommendation, no0 promotion for 12 years and the boss, the new boss gave him double promotion. Somebody will get double promotion today. (Amen!)

And then there is a third way in which the enemy can work on somebody from the outside – and it is called repressionthat is pushing down. As the fellow is trying to come up, the forces push him down. This is different from oppression. In the case of oppression, the fellow is down and the enemy is sitting on him. But this one is the fellow is trying to rise but there is a force constantly pushing him down. He will try to rise and the force will say “Go down!” Tonight all those forces which have been pushing you down. God will push them off. (Amen!)

In John 5:1-9, the Bible talks of a man who had been sick for 38 years. He said every time he tried to get into the pool, somebody will get there before him so he will come back to square one. Next year the angel will come again. He will rise up, struggle to get into the river. Somebody will get there before him. Back to square one. This is a classical example of repression and you can find several examples. Examples like miscarriages – “The baby has come, I’m pregnant again!”  “Oh Congratulations!”  “I’m pregnant again!” 3 months, 4 months the pregnancy is gone! You start all over again. “Ah I’m pregnant again. The belly is beginning to swell.” The enemy intervenes. The belly that was swelling goes back to normal. Or in some cases, they will even wait until the baby is to be born. And the baby will be born – stillbirth. Or the baby is even born, and they name the baby and they’ve done all kinds of ceremony and all of a sudden the child is dead. And they start all over again. I know a woman. She had eleven children and they all died until the Lord, the Lord of Hosts moved in.

Oh, there are several other cases we could mention. People who say – “I want to build a house!” So they get money and they buy land. Begin to collect money so they can begin to draw the plan and then a problem will come and every kobo will be spent. And then they begin again. And they begin again. And they begin again. There are some people who have been building a house now for almost 30 years – they never complete! All the forces that have been pushing you down, they will leave you alone today in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Why? Because God promised in Isaiah 41:10-13 God said, Fear not, I will help you. All those who are incensed against you, you will look for them you will not even find them. (Amen!)

I remember very well, a sister, I don’t even know how many she had as miscarriages. The one that was most painful was when they were a set of twins and then God stepped in. I saw her some time ago. I looked at her. She looked at me. She smiled. I smiled. We know what we were thinking about because after God stepped in, she now had wonderful children. All of you who have been having miscarriages; all of you who have been having stillbirths; all of you who have been trying to build and have not succeeded; all of you who had nearly succeeded but you kept on failing… from tonight, things will change in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).

And there is yet another way in which the enemy can torment from outside. And it is called regression that is to keep pushing back. They just keep pushing back. This time they are not holding you down – they are merely pushing you back. From wherever you are they keep pushing back until you get to zero. This is the classical example we see in Mark 5:25-34. That’s the story of the woman with the issue of blood. Once upon a time, she was healthy. Once upon a time she was rich but then one day, the enemy stepped into her situation and drop by drop, drop-by-drop she was losing blood. It was not only blood that she was losing. She went from one doctor to another and the doctors tried. They took her money. They gave her the treatment they thought they could give. The Bible said, she spent all that she had and instead of getting better – she grew worse. There are several examples like that. There might be someone here who could say ohh! – This is my case!” Business stopped. No new ones and because no new ones no new profits. So first of all he began to eat from the profit. Then when profit finished began to eat from the capital. And when capital finished then borrowing began. And then a time will come when you have borrowed so much that you become sick of borrowing. But when you come to Somebody, the Almighty Jesus Christ – He can reverse what the enemy has done. Because while the enemy can push you back, Jesus Christ can accelerate you. (Amen!)

In John 10:10 the Bible says the thief cometh not but for to steal, to kill and to destroy. That shows you the process of regression. First to steal, then to kill and then to destroy. But then Jesus Christ said, “I have come that you might have life, abundant life, and even more abundant life. First life, then abundant life and then more abundant life. All of you that the enemy had been pushing back, that you are even far, far behind where you used to be. God will take you from where you are (Amen!) and begin to push you forward. (Amen!) All those who have left you behind, you will catch up with them (Amen!) And you will even over take them. (Amen!) If you believe that shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!).

Some of you will remember the story of a woman, very rich woman has a big storey building in the centre of the town, as she sat down one day to eat – pounded yam, with plenty of meat and so on in the stew. And all of a sudden from nowhere a toad appeared and jumped on the pounded yam! Ah-ah where do you come from? She just tried to slap the thing and the toad jumped into the bowl of stew! A so she said, “Alright, if I won’t eat this pounded yam, you won’t eat it either!” So she took the bowl of pounded yam and slammed it on the bowl of stew and held it down wanting to suffocate the toad. After some time she opened the something and there was no toad. That was the beginning of her problem.

From that day she started coughing. She coughed and coughed and I mean, the kind of cough, that when she’s coughing she will be urinating involuntarily. She went to all the hospitals, they tried everything. She spent all her money. Finally, somebody told her we were having a program. She came there, she gave her life to Jesus and the Almighty God healed her that night. The God that healed her that night is going to heal somebody here tonight too in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).

But the beautiful part of the story is that after she was healed, the one who sent the toad caught the sickness and now began to cough and then came to this woman and said, “Please tell me who healed you? Because the sickness I sent you had no cure and now it’s come back on me. Who healed you?” So the woman brought her to Jesus and Jesus Christ… you know God is so merciful. Even if the sinner repents he will heal the sinner. So the original victim and the one who was tormenting her – both of them are in Jesus Christ now. I won’t tell you the Parish where they are so that you don’t go and ask them what happened to the toad. One thing I know is this – every force that had been pushing you back – the Almighty will deal with them tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).

Another way by which the enemy can operate against you from the outside is a process called “distraction” – just to divert your attention. In other words the enemy is not going to attack you as a person. But he will attack someone who is very precious to you so you will be so busy looking after that fellow that you will not be able to pay attention to your own life any longer. It is the example we find in Matthew 15:21-28 Its the story of a mother that came to Jesus and said, “Help me! My daughter is grievously vexed of the devil. I’m not the one suffering – it’s my daughter but the suffering of the daughter is such that I can’t do anything unless her problem had been solved!” There are many of us who are in exactly that situation. The problem is not with us. We are healthy. We are strong! Our head is complete. But there is someone in the family who the devil has set up as a kind of hole in the bag, so that as long as that problem is there we can’t concentrate. The Almighty God that solved the problem of that woman will solve that problem in your life tonight – Amen!

There are many mothers who cannot sleep peacefully because they have daughters who should be married now and are not yet married. There are many fathers who cannot sleep soundly because they don’t know where their sons are and they don’t know what the sons are up to. I know parents who if they see a policeman coming say, “Oh God! They have caught that boy at last!” I have good news for you because the Bible says in Isaiah 53:4 there is somebody who is a burden –bearer and he will help you to carry your burden tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).

Oh, I can give you several examples. There was a boy who was carried in to Ebute-Metta several years ago. They just came in from somewhere and all of a sudden he couldn’t walk, he couldn’t sit down, he just had to lie down 24 hours a day. They carried him like that into the office and I prayed. I asked the boy – ‘Kneel down! Let us pray!” He said, “I cannot kneel down.” I said, “I command you to kneel down!” And he turned at me and said, “In whose name?” I said, “In the name of Jesus.” He said, “That is different. So he knelt down. We prayed. When we finished praying I asked him to get up and go home. He said. “I can’t walk.” I said, “I command you to walk.” He said, “In whose name/” I said, “In the name of Jesus!” He said, “That is different.” And he got up and began to walk. (Amen!) And he has been well ever since then.

I command today, in the name of Jesus, that every burden in your life shall be carried away in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Let me give you another example. There was a woman. Let me not mention the name of the town. She said she went to one program and there went to receive spirit and came back speaking in a very strange tongue. Not the normal tongues at all, not the kind of tongue you hear here. Anyone listening to her will know that this one is from the devil. And now the situation is, when she wakes up she will speak in tongues and then she will fall asleep and she will sleep for 20 hours. When she wakes up she will speak in tongues and fall asleep for 22 hours. As a result the husband can’t go to work. The people at home, they can’t move. She became a burden to everybody. I remember they brought her in a car. And as I stood there to pray for her, she was sleeping then, and she was looking quite okay, as I said, “In the name of Jesus!” She jumped up – with her fingernails, sharp fingernails and began to speak in tongues… and I said, “Silence inj” And she fell back. Two or three minutes later she woke up and said, “Where am I?” and she became normal from that time onwards. Whatever it is that is causing distraction in your life they shall be gone tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).

Another way the enemy can attack is confusion. When confusion sets in you cannot even think straight. You won‘t know what to do. Do I turn right or do I turn left? Is this the business I should do? Or should I take that business? Should I marry this man or should I marry the other one? Should I travel or should I stay at home? And when it gets to the worst time, you will not even be able to differentiate between friends and enemies because what is really called confusion is “blindfolding the spiritual eyes.”

Like in 2 Kings 6: 18-21 when some people came to arrest Elisha and he asked God to blind fold them. What he asked God to do was ‘confuse’ them. Oh he said, this is not the way let me show you where the man is.” And he led them straight into the camp of the enemy. Confusion is one of the major weapons of those who operate 419. They ask you to bring money so you can get a bigger money! “Just a little money, just bring a little and then you will get a big one.” “Why do you want to give me this money?” “Because I like you. You know, we are friends. I mean we are friends.” “We have never met before!” “Oh, Maybe you have forgotten – we are friends.” Until you begin to sell everything in your house. We are friends… Whatever is causing confusion in your life; the Almighty God will remove it in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).

Like I said when it gets to the worst type. The people in this kind of situation, when they are talking they will begin something, they will never end that sentence before they jump to another one. When they go to learn a trade they will never finish. As soon as they get to a certain stage they want to go and do something else. Oh, when they are in the University they are studying one particular subject. When they get to a certain stage they change to another subject. If you are in that situation God will set you free tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).

And then another kind of attack is the one that is called “obsession”. That is when you are obsessed – you think about only one thing all the time! You have one strong habit that you do to excess. You have a passion, a strong passion that controls every other thing! This is the worst type of attack from the outside and it comes in various, various forms.

For Samson, for example, his own obsession is strange women. There are several women in Israel – no his own must be from the Philistines. There are men like that; they cannot do in one day without a woman! I used to have a friend – oh, anybody, anybody who is a woman is okay – house girl, messenger in the office, the wife of a friend – anybody he wants is a woman. 5 a.m. he will make an appointment to go and see a woman on the way to the river! Always women, women women! If he sits down and you are discussing something very serious and a woman passes by, you have lost my friend. Anything you are saying after that one he is not hearing any more.

The example of Esau: His own case is food, food, food! That of Judas Iscariot – money! Obsession, obsession! There are some people now that when they get into this kind of situation they suspect everybody – that is their own obsession. In fact if I have any fear at all for those who go to all kinds of deliverance ministers here, deliverance ministers here – it is that they will end up becoming obsessed with demons. When they see a tree – that’s a demonic tree. If there’s no petrol in the car and the car has stopped – “Ah! Demons have come again – they’ve come!” I know one who said – he opened the fridge; instead of the water being cold, the water was warm. He said, “ You see, they’ve come!” I said, “Is the fridge on?” And we looked behind and found that the fridge was not on! I say, is it a demon that switched the fridge off? Everybody is an enemy! So one day we saw a lizard in his house. “Ahhh! They came here too! Look at one!” A lizard! There’s a lizard everywhere! He said, “Eh – this one is a special one!” I said, “Okay who is this lizard?”  He said, “From the look of it, it must be my mother-in-law!” I said, “Alright. Let’s kill it. If it’s your mother-in-law, if we kill the lizard, the mother–in-law will die! So the lizard died. I said, “Now let us wait for the announcement concerning the death of your mother-in-law.” But there’s nothing wrong with mother-in-law! He said, “You don’t know them. The moment we were killing the lizard she left that one and went into another!”

I mean, I know a man, a man! Highly intelligent, highly educated man, he said every object in his house the enemy had touched them and therefore they had become familiar objects! Who taught you this? He said, “Ah, our Pastor is a strong man. He’s a deliverance minister.” Are you free or in bondage? Didn’t the Almighty God say – if you come to me I will give you rest? Don’t we have – Glory be to God! …. help that one.. help her…you haven’t seen anything yet. Tonight is the night Alleluia! (Alleluia!) ….

Didn’t Jesus Christ say, if you come unto me I will give you rest? He said you don’t know there is the devil, there is a devil. I know there is a devil but my Father is the Lord of Hosts and the Bible tells me I am more than a conqueror. How many of you are more than conquerors here tonight? Let me hear somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!). The second one told me all ye that labour and are heavy-laden – I will give you rest. Then all you have to do is submit to my Lordship. Put my yoke upon you and then you don’t need to worry about the enemy any longer.

Now let’s talk briefly about ”possession”that is when the enemy has taken over completely. We have a good example in Mark 5:1-15 Here the Bible gives a good example of someone who is really, really possessed of the devil. He lived among the dead; very wild; if you bind him, he will tear it off.

How can we know those who are possessed of devils? Because many of those people you say are possessed – no, no, no they are not possessed, they are being tormented from the outside. Those who are possessed of the devil, they always have extraordinary strength – they have enough strength to break iron into pieces. I remember the case of one little girl that was possessed by the devil. 6 men cannot hold her down – 6 men!

And in the case of this woman, the mad man of Gadarenes, the Bible said as soon as he saw Jesus coming he fell at His feet and he began to talk: “What have I to so with you to do with you thou Son of the Living God? Have you come to torment me?” One sign of those who are possessed by demons is that they talk too much! Cha cha cha cha cha cha cha…. They talk too much! So if you know somebody who can talk for one hour non-stop – something is wrong somewhere. I know a sister years ago; if I had known what I know now her case will have been simple. “Pastor, I want to see you.” If you can go ahead and say ‘eh-eh’ before you can say another eh-eh’ it will be at least one hour fifteen minutes! At least! She knows how to go from one sentence to the other to the other to the other in such a way that you cannot put in a word! I was a younger Pastor then. I didn’t know what I know now. So what I did then was that anytime I saw her coming, I ran! I am confessing the truth to you – when I saw her coming this way, I will go quickly that way. If I had known what I know now I would have said, Shut up in the mighty Name of Jesus and come out of her!”

Another thing about anyone who is possessed of the devil is that they find it so easy to lie. Oh they lie so easily! They can lie so often that you will not even know the head from the tail by the time they finish. And they can lie! 1 today, 2 tomorrow, 3 the day after – they lie so smoothly that when they are lying you will even believe them! In fact, the trouble about them is that they lie so much they believe their own lies! The Bible says the devil is the father of lies and this is the area I want to say to you, when ever you have cause to say you are setting anybody free, don’t talk to demons!

“What is your name? How many of you are there? Who sent you? Where do you come from? How long have you been here?” The devil will never tell you the truth! He’s the father of lies. “Who sent you?” “The mother-in-law.”  “What did he ask you to go and do?”  “ Go and kill you.” “ Why do you have to come and kill?” He said, “Because when you cook your soup you didn’t give me part of it.” Why should you listen to the lies? The devil will never tell you the truth. “How many of you are there?” He says, “We are four.” “What are your names?” He says, “Queen of the Coast, Queen of the Sahara Desert, Queen of Ikorodu….” Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Don’t talk to them – cast them out! Finish! Don’t waste your time! If you want to hear the voice, hear the voice of the Lord. He listened to angels – don’t listen to demons.

Then another way we know those who are possessed by demons is that they suffer from persistent immoral and unclean thoughts. The Bible calls demons ‘unclean spirits’ and the Bible says, “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” If you have an unclean spirit within you, the thoughts will constantly be unclean thoughts, unclean thoughts.

But it doesn’t matter what are the other sins of those who are possessed by demons. One thing is clear – every demon bows to the name of Jesus. Even the mad man of Gaderenes who had 1000 demons in him – when he saw Jesus Christ what did he do? He fell down and worshipped him. There is no demonic force that will not bow to the name of Jesus. I remember one occasion – years ago when we first came to this camp. There were few accommodations but fewer people so when somebody is sick then and somebody’s mad they will bring them to the camp. And I remember that day there was a mad man in one dormitory and we are still praying foe him when they brought in another mad man and they will put him in the same dormitory. The first mad man ran out. He said, “Look at these people oh!  They’ve brought a mad man to live with me!” Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) When a mad man begins to call another mad man a mad man then you know that madness can be superior to madness! But the first mad fellow and the 2nd mad fellow both of them bow whenever we say “At the Name of Jesus..” And whatever it is that is working against you tonight will bow to the Name of Jesus. (Amen!)

Now very quickly before we begin to move into top gear by the grace of God, what is the purpose of deliverance? Why will God want to deliver you tonight if you need deliverance?

Exodus 8:1 The Bible says: And the Lord spake unto Moses, “Go unto Pharaoh and say unto him, thus saith the Lord, Let my people go that they may serve me.” What is the purpose of deliverance? That we may serve God. Why will God want you to be free tonight? In order that you may be able to serve Him. Why will He want to heal you tonight? In order that you may be able to serve Him! Why is it that He’s going to break the yoke of poverty in your life tonight? In order that you may be able to serve Him! Why is He going to silence the enemy in your life tonight? In order that you may be able to do what? Serve Him! How many of you will be willing to serve the Lord? Let me hear somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!).

And how will He want you to serve Him? Materially. In Luke 8:1-3 the Bible tells us that there are certain people who were serving Jesus who were supplying the money that He was using to tun His ministry. And they mentioned the name of a woman in particular – Mary Magdalene – out of whom they said Jesus cast seven demons. She had 7 demons. She was a chairman among witches, but the Almighty God grabbed her, brought her out, delivered her, so that shoe could spend her money for the cause of God. All of you who have been spending your money on sickness, all of you who have been spending your money on distractions, all of you that the enemy had pushed until you became nothing, tonight God will set you free. (Amen!) And after He has set you free remember you were set free so that you can serve Him.

How will you serve Him? He wants you to serve Him in soul-winning. He want s you to witness for Him. He wants you to tell others about Him. Mark 5:18-20. The Bible tells us that when the mad man of Gadarenes was healed he came to Jesus. He said, “Sir, I want to go with you. Anywhere you go. I will follow.” Jesus said “no, no, no, no,  – go home! Go and tell your people the great things that God has done for you and how He has been merciful unto you.” God will set you free so that you can go and witness.

Do you know that if you are witnessing for Christ it is very difficult for demons to attach themselves to you? Why? In John 15:1 & 2 the Bible says, Jesus Christ says I am the vine and my Father is the husbandman. He said – every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away but any branch in me that is bearing fruit he will purge it so that it can bear more fruit. If you are winning souls for Jesus Christ, God the Father will keep on purging you. As a result of that no demon will be able to stick to you. If you are a soul winner demons cannot hold you down! If you are a soul winner they can’t push you down. If you are a soul winner they can’t push you back. If you are a soul winner they can’t take over your life. So He wants to set you free tonight so as you go home tomorrow morning you can talk about the Great Deliverer; you can begin to witness about Him.

And of course, He wants to set you free so that you can praise Him, so that you can glorify Him; so that you can rejoice. In Acts 3:1-8 the Bible says when the man who had been lame all these years was set free, the Bible said he was walking and leaping and praising God. The one who had been condemned to remain on one spot by the enemy, when God set him free, he was walking and he was praising God!

God wants to set you free tonight so that you can walk when the enemy says you should sit down so that you can leap when the enemy says they want to press you down and so that you can praise God when the enemy says you shall be weeping. I know that someone here tonight, after God has set you free, you’ll be walking, you’ll be leaping, you’ll be praising God (Amen!) I know that someone here tonight, after God has set you free, everywhere you go you will talk about His mercy. You will tell them that once upon a time the enemy had written me off but God stepped into my situation and look at me now!” That will be your song in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).

But then tonight God is here. He wants to set people free, even demons are already feeling uncomfortable but God cannot set free anybody who does not want to be free. God cannot force you to be free. God can open the prison door but He can’t force you to go out. No- no! All He can do is open the door. Then it is up to you to walk out. In the story of Paul and Silas an earthquake came and bonds were broken, the doors were open then they sat down inside – they didn’t go out and God didn’t force them to go out. There may be people here tonight that when we pray God will throw open the prison door but they may say, “Who wants to go out?” If you don’t want to go out, God will not force you. It’s only those who want to be free tonight who will be free. If you want to be free let me hear somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!).

I know you will say how can anybody say “I don’t want to be free?” I have told you stories before of people who came for deliverance and God wants to set them free and they don’t want to go, they don’t want to be free. I’ve told you the story of a woman … oh, we did everything – it was her husband that brought her. We prayed, we bound, we loosed, we commanded – nothing happened. After some time we turned to God. “We’ve done everything we know, why is this woman not free?” And God said, “Ask her does she want to be free.” ”Woman do you want to be free?” She said, “No.” “You don’t want to be free?” Why not?” “Because the demon I use to control my husband is the one you want to drive out! I will ask him to drive me to the house of my boyfriend; he will drive me there. I will ask him to sit in the car. He will sit there in the sun. I will go upstairs to my boyfriend. We will spend as much time as we want. When I finish I came and meet him down there and he cannot say word. You want to get rid of that power?”

Now if you are in that situation and you have somebody who is holding you down, who says he or she does not want to be free, don’t worry, we will take care of that tonight too. Because 1’ve also told you a story of a man who brought the wife and said, “My wife is a witch. I have discovered.” “Sister, are you a witch?” She said, “Don’t mind the fool, it is his mother who is a witch.” I said, “Alright, now if you are a witch tell me so that we can drive out the witchcraft. She said, “No, don’t mind them.” So finally I said, “Sister I’m not saying you are a witch ……” because if you are a foolish Pastor you will call a woman a witch. Because if they take you to court they will ask you to produce evidence. Demons don’t appear on x-ray. If they x-ray the woman from top to bottom, they won’t see the demon inside. “Sister, I don’t say you are a witch oh, but if you are one and we pray and we bind the thing that is inside….. Remember the snake won’t be able to go out and so it will stay inside, it will be eating inside and it will be defecating inside there. I hope you know what that one means. Do I pray? “ She said, “Pray! Pray! Bind whatever you want to bind. I’m not a witch!” So we bound. When they brought her back 3 months later, she was big as a balloon. “I thought you are not a witch!” She didn’t answer because she was on the point of death. Any demon here tonight that says I don’t want to go but I want to keep on tormenting another child of God, we will bind! (Amen!)

That is why I want to appeal to all of you who are here tonight. If you know you need deliverance and you are not yet a child of God, God is never going to set you free. You have to be born again – that’s the reason number one – you must be born again in order for you to be free.

Reason number two why you must be born again – compulsorily – is that when the time comes, later or now, and demons begin to come out and they begin to fly out from those people who say we don’t want you, anyone they find who is not a child of God, who is not covered by the blood of the Lamb – they begin to enter in. So maybe you came here with only 2 demons. I don’t want you to go home with 1000! So if you are not yet born again, come to surrender your life to Jesus. He will save your soul. He will wash you in His blood and when it is time to be free He will set you free too. If you say, “No, I don’t want to be free. I don’t want to be a child of God, I want to stay with the devil….” Tonight is deliverance night. It is warfare night! We will fight – every force of darkness here tonight is in for trouble. I say is in for trouble!

So if you are here and you are not yet born again and you want to give your life to Jesus, I want to invite you now, begin to come. Today is the day of salvation. God will save your soul tonight and He will set you free tonight! Come from all over the place!  I will not wait forever so if you want to come, come by the time I count up to ten. If you are not here by then I will know that you have made up your mind that you want to stay with the devil. Then whatever the devil wants he can do to you. But if you want to surrender your life to Jesus come now. I begin to count now – 1 – 2 –3  – now I know some of you are coming from a long way so you better begin to come very quickly before it is too late. 3. This is the Day of Salvation. The Almighty God wants to be merciful to you, that’s why he brought you tonight. Ask Him to save your soul. Ask Him to wash you in His blood. Ask Him to cleanse you tonight. Promise Him that you will serve Him for the rest of your life. Call on Him! Call on Him! He’s calling you! He has opened the door now! You’re free to come to Him now! You’re free to come for salvation! Pray from the bottom of your heart!

Now the rest of us, let’s pray for these people and ask the Almighty God to save their souls, that God will be merciful unto them. Thank You! Thank You! This is a final call now. If you know you want to come you better come before I begin to pray. This is the final call now. The Lord loves you and He wants to save your soul. That’s why he’s asking you to come tonight. Thank You Jesus! Blessed be the Name of the Lord!! Thank You Lord! Thank You Jesus! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever! Thank You Father! Saviour, save these people. Make their salvation genuine tonight! Make their salvation genuine tonight to the glory of your Holy Name! Thank You my Father! Thank You my Lord! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! Thank You Father! Oh yes Father save their souls tonight! Be merciful to them Lord! Every one of them Lord – save their souls! …Save their souls tonight! Save their souls tonight to the glory of Your Holy Name! Save their souls tonight Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! Save their souls tonight Everyone of them Lord! Save their souls! Lord! Don’t let a single one go away unsaved Lord! Perfect that which concerns them Lord! Thank you my Lord and my Saviour! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Father! everybody here tonight crying to You for salvation in their lives – make their salvation thorough! Make their salvation thorough, thorough tonight to the glory of Your Holy Name!! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You! Almighty God! Save their souls! Lord! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! Glory be to God! Glory be to God! Save their souls!! My Father and my God! Everyone of them cleanse them thoroughly in Your blood. Do a deep work Lord! Do a thorough work Lord! Let their salvation be genuine O l! To the glory of Your Holy Name! Father! Thank You my Lord! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) 

Father, we bless Your Name. We thank You for these people that You have brought to the cross tonight because Your Word says no man can come unto me unless my Father draws him. Thank You! for drawing these people and Thank You! that they have not refused your drawing. Father, Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)! Father, You promised that whosoever will come unto You, You will in no wise cast out. They’ve come to You now Father, please receive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Forgive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Cleanse them in Your blood in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Save their souls Lord! (Amen!) Write their names in the Book of Life! (Amen!) Father, I pray that from today they will remain Your children. (Amen!) And Lord, when You begin to break yokes in the life of everybody tonight. Include these Your children in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Well those of you in front let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!). Congratulations! If you don’t get excited about the salvation of souls I don’t know what you should be excited about. The biggest miracle in the world is salvation and we have seen thousands saved tonight. Let somebody get excited for Jesus Christ. Let somebody give the Lord a big hand! Let somebody shout and rejoice of r the salvation of souls – that’s very important. Glory be to God! forever more!

Now while we are waiting for our new brothers and sisters to join us as we took the cases one by one I am sure that there must be one that is either your own or very close to it. Even if the enemy is not touching you at all there might be somebody in your family that you know that the enemy is disturbing and because the enemy is disturbing them its causing distraction in your life. Brethren, let us spend time now in prayer. Let us go to the Almighty God individually and begin to mention all those cases where we know that the enemy is operating in our lives and call on the Great Deliverer. Say, “Set me free tonight! Let my freedom be complete tonight!” Let’s talk to the Almighty God individually now. Let’s talk to the Almighty. You know the areas where you are suffering. You know where the enemy is biting you. You know the member of your family that is suffering from the enemy – talk to God about them. Intercede on their behalf; pray that the Almighty God will make your deliverance complete tonight. Let’s talk to the Almighty God now. While we wait for our brothers and sisters to come. Let’s call on the Almighty…. 

Ministers will do what they have to do but you need to pray yourself and we are going to take the example of Bartemeus and take one by one his specific case and use his case to pray this morning. 

The first prayer he prayed is that God will be merciful unto him. Many of us are where we are today because of our own sins – because we disobeyed God or because of the sins of our parents but we just want to cry to God for mercy. So I want you to open your mouth now to begin to cry to the Almighty God and say, “Father, have mercy on me! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me tonight! Please Lord Have mercy on me! I need mercy! I come asking for mercy O Lord! Father! Have mercy on me! Let me obtain mercy tonight. If you do not have mercy on me there is no way I can be totally free tonight! Father! Please Have mercy on me tonight! I need your mercy! Please Have mercy on me Lord! Have mercy on me Father! Almighty God I call on You for mercy tonight! Please be merciful unto me O Lord! Be merciful unto me! I need Your mercy tonight! You are the God of mercies. I ask for Your mercy tonight! Please Lord be merciful unto me, be merciful unto every member of my family! Be merciful unto me O Lord! Have mercy on me I need Your mercy! I need Your mercy! 

I am the one calling for mercy now Lord! I am not asking for justice, I’m asking for mercy! If you are to judge me, I will be found wanting, so just be merciful! Please be merciful to me! Your Word says, if You are to mark iniquity who will be able to stand? So Father please I’m asking for mercy. I am not perfect; I have not done your Will all the time. Please just be merciful unto m; just be merciful unto me! I’m asking for Your mercy for mercy tonight Lord! In Your infinite mercy Lord, include me because Your Word says that Your mercy is as heaven is higher than the earth. Please be merciful unto me Lord! I ask for mercy! I ask fir mercy! Tonight! 

Now when Bartemeus was crying to God for mercy some people tried to stone him. I want you to cry to God tonight – all those who are trying to shut me up – Father, shut them up! Let’s pray brethren! All those who are trying to shut me up, Father, shut them up! Silence them! Please Lord, all those who are trying to silence me, please Father, silence them too. Shut them up! Because You are a merciful God. I am helpless and all power belongs to You, help me O Lord! Silence all those who want to silence me in your own supernatural way O Lord …… In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Brethren, I don’t need to beg you to pray – we have no other weapon other than prayer. When Bartemeus cried and the people tried to silence him, the Bible said he cried louder! Brethren, the Bible went on to say that Jesus stood still in order to attend to a particular case. I want you to cry to the Almighty God tonight and say, “Father – pay special attention to my case tonight! Special attention to my case! I need special attention! Special attention Lord! My case deserves special attention Lord Almighty! Special attention! I want You to stand still to attend to my case tonight! Special attention Lord!.. Special case requiring special attention Lord! I need special attention tonight, special attention! Pay special attention to me tonight Father! My Lord and My God! I need Your special attention, special attention special attention tonight. Almighty God special attention tonight! I need your special attention tonight! Please treat my case as special. Give me Your special attention tonight Father! Special attention My Father and my God! I need Your special attention tonight! My Lord and My Saviour! I need, I need Your special attention tonight! Eternal Rock of Ages I need Your special attention tonight! Special attention! My Father and my God! I need Your special attention! Tonight Lord! Special attention I need Your special attention! I need Your special attention! My case is special! I need Your help Have mercy on me Lord! Your special attention! That the world may know that I’m serving a living God. Give me Your special attention tonight! Father, give me Your special attention tonight, special attention tonight! Treat my case as special! Give me Your special attention tonight! In Your own supernatural way give me Your special attention tonight and Your Name will be glorified as a result. Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Lord In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

When Jesus stood still, He said, ‘Go and bring him.”  And the very people who had been trying to silence him were the people who brought him! I want you to pray that, “Father, all my enemies, let them become stepping stones to victory for me!” Let’s open our mouth and pray brethren!! Open our mouth and pray!  Pray brethren – all those who have been obstacles before Lord God Almighty, let them become stepping stones to victory O Lord! Lord, I pray that in Your own supernatural way every obstacle, all the enemies will become stepping stones, stepping stones to victory, Father….. Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Yes, Father, help me. Let every obstacle become a stepping stone to victory, to testimony, to joy, to promotion, to the glory of Your Holy Name! Thank You my Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Lord In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now when they told Bartemeus that Jesus was calling him, he threw away his garment and he never wore it again. I want you to cry to the Almighty God and say, Father, tonight, I am throwing away the garment of suffering, I am throwing away the garment of sickness, the garment of failure, the garment of barrenness! I throw them away now, Father don’t let me ever wear them again. Let’s call on the Almighty God. Tonight Father, I’m throwing away the garment of suffering, the garment of bondage, the garment of sickness, the garment of poverty, the garment of barrenness, the garment of fears, the garment of sorrow! I’m throwing them away Lord! Don’t let me ever wear them again! Don’t let me ever wear them again! Tonight Lord, I throw away every evil – God! Don’t let me ever wear them again! Don’t let me ever wear them again! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

There’s a song that says – “In the Name of Jesus, send thy light into my life.” I don’t know how many of you know the song but those of you who know it you will sing it with me. The rest of you, you’ll pick it up later.  In the Name of Jesus send the light, send the light, send the light into my life..

When Jesus asked Bartemeus, “: What do you want?” He said, “Send Your light, send Your light! Into my life.” Drive away, every darkness….. Every darkness – Send Your light O Lord! Send Your light!” Open your mouth and pray! Lord, Send Your Light into my life! Send Your Light into my life! Send Your Light! Send Your Light! Send Your Light Lord! Send Your Light My Father and my God!! Send Your Light into my Life!! Send Your Light into my Life!! In the Name of Jesus, Send Your light! Send Your Light! Send Your Light! Send Your Light tonight  O Lord! Send Your Light into my Life!! Send Your Light! Send Your Light! Father, Send Your Light! Send Your Light! Tonight Send Your Light! …. In Your own supernatural way, send Your Light! Send Your Light! Send Your Light! Father, Send Your Light! Thank You Jesus! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

From the day that Jesus stepped into the life of Bartemeus, he never begged again. I want you to cry unto the Almighty God – Till I see You in glory – don’t let me ever beg again! Open your mouth and cry unto the Almighty God! Till I see You in glory – don’t let me ever beg again! Don’t let me ever beg again! Till I see You in glory – don’t let me ever beg again! …… Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

When Bartemeus left home that day he left home a blind man. He left home a forsaken man, he left home as someone who was already written off. He was supposed to die a beggar. When he was going back home he was singing a new song. I want you to cry to the Lord: When I begin to go home today let me sing a new song! Let’s cry unto the Almighty God! When I begin to go home today Father, put a new song in my mouth! Put a new song in my mouth! Let me sing a new song Father! Let me sing a new song! As I go home today, Let me sing a new song! A new song! A new song! A new song of victory! A new song of deliverance! A new song of healing! A new song of joy! Let me sing a new song Father! Put a new song in my mouth! Father! Please Lord! …. Thank You! Glory be to God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

There’s a song that says – Rise up with Your army, rise up for fighting, Arise oh Great God and give deliverance to my soul. I want you to sing that song as a prayer to God. I want you to sing that song as a prayer to God. Sing it with all your heart! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

You see before we go to binding, it is possible there might be one or two things that the enemy has deposited in you that you don’t even know. Now the Word of God says that every plant that my Father did not plant shall be rooted up so we’re going to sing a song and then you are going to pray. Some say Satan cannot build his house next to Jesus; I want you to pray: Anything that is not of God – that is in my body; in my home, n my business, in my Church. Father uproot them! Let’s pray brethren! Anything that is not of God; any plant that my Father did not plant: in my body, in my soul, in my spirit ….

Now with the same zeal with which you have prayed for yourself I want you to pray for Nigeria and say, Father. All those who say our sufferings in Nigeria will never end – uproot them? Lets cry unto the Almighty God. All those who say our suffering in Nigeria will not end – Father uproot them, In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

We have only 2 more prayer points then I’ll be praying with you. The first one is not for you it’s for somebody that you know is precious to you that you know ought to be set free. Somebody who ought to be here with you tonight but for one reason or the other cannot come. Cry to God for that fellow and say, Wherever so-and-so is Father, go and set him free! Pray for the fellow ……Set them free to the glory of Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now, finally, if you have any special request of your own – talk to God about it now …. There’s no one like You! We give You all the glory, we give You all the honour Lord for loving us. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father, You are the Great Deliverer. I want to thank You in advance of what You are about to do now. Please accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) You are the Lord of Hosts, You have never lost a battle – over these Your children Father, let there be victory tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Let there be absolute victory in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Thank You my Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Now the next thing we are about to do is that the ministers of God will come here – they will combine their anointing and they will spread their hands over you as you sing, as you praise God, as you dance. You will be doing that to make Jesus happy and the men of God in raising their hands and waving their hands over you – they’ll be doing like Moses did. As long as Moses lifted up his hands Amalekites were defeated. All the Amalekites in your life, they are going to be finished tonight! (Amen!) I believe the band is ready.  I want to invite the Pastors – the senior Pastors.

We trust You Lord! Your Word says we are more than conquerors because you love us. We accept our victory tonight Lord! (Amen!) Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Father, Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! I pray Lord that the victories of tonight will last forever in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have rayed! (Amen! Let’s give the Lord a big hand! Amen!

Now You may be seated. Naturally, I would feel that after we’ve all received our miracles now we should just relax, rejoice, go to one or two other items and close. But I know that there might still be quite a few who still feel unless they lay hands on me I don’t believe. I have received anything. They might be few but we will not want to rob them of that blessing so for a few minutes – as long as there are such people – we will ask that the ministers of God all take position and minister to such people. I don’t expect them to be many. As soon as you finished with those there are some special cases that God wants us to deal with – we will deal with those ones and will be rounding up. So if there’s anyone who still feels that in spite of everything they’ve done they still need the laying of hands, very quickly now, come and the man of God will attend to you – the rest of us will keep on rejoicing in the Lord. Over please.

AMI ATI SUGBON A YA PA  ……..ME AND “BUT” WE ARE SEPARATED……. 

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

KEYS TO PROSPERITY

4th of July, 2001

I know there is someone here tonight… I say I know there is someone here tonight who is going to cross the border of poverty forever.. (Amen!) Now if you are the one I want you to shout! ‘Alleluia’ (Alleluia!)

As I was sitting down there, the Lord spoke to me and said that there is a sister who wept all the way from the house to the camp ground tonight. The Lord asked me to tell you – this is the last time you will weep. (Amen!)

I want to thank God for Sister Olanrewaju. Please don’t relax because we might be calling upon you later on tonight.

How many of you are here tonight who are determined to say bye-bye to poverty? Tell your neighbour: “If you want to remain poor go and sit next to somebody else!” Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

I serve a God who is richer than the richest. He is greater than the greatest. He is higher than the highest. He is wiser than the wisest. He is older than the oldest.  Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Let’s go before Him and just worship Him. You may not have the kind of voice that my sister Olanrewaju has but at least you have a voice. I want you to think of a song of your own tonight. Not my own – your own! Just think of a song of your own and just sing, sing to the Lord – just worship Him, praise Him, worship Him!  …

Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You my Lord! Thank You! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Father! Alleluia! Jesus! Thank You! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we worship! (Amen!)

I will praise Him from everlasting, everlasting to everlasting……..

The Lord said there’s someone here who said I am not here to talk about money. If only God can heal me! The Lord asked me to tell you, I will heal you and if you desire I will prosper you also.

Father, we just want to bless your Holy Name.  Thank You Lord!

The Lord asked me to tell you Brethren, tonight the stagnant shall begin to flow again! (Amen!)

Lord we know that this is Your night. We know that this is the night that You had made. …. a night that You had made, a night of joy, a night of breakthrough! We want to praise You, we want to adore You, accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name!. Tonight My Father and my God tech us to prosper. (Amen!) Teach us to succeed. (Amen!) Teach us to be head. (Amen!) Teach us to be above. (Amen!) Teach us to be promoted. (Amen!) And take all the glory Lord. Thank You my Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Shake hands with one or two people, tell them: “you are sitting next to someone who will prosper. you are sitting next to someone who will prosper!” God bless you, you may be seated!

I want to talk to us, I want to study with us tonight, on keys to prosperity. I want to thank God for my son who has spoken before me. I want you to know he blessed me tonight tremendously. I don’t know about the others but I was tremendously blessed by your lecture tonight. I think we should give the Lord a big hand. That was a good one.

Psalm 1:1-3 Psalm 1 is one of my favourite Psalms because the first time I read the Bible that is the passage that my eldest sister asked me to read. So the first word that I read in the Bible is ‘blessed’. That’s why I’m blessed. That’s why I know I’m going to remain blessed. That’s why I know all my children will be blessed. That’s why I know all of you will be blessed. (Amen!) It says blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly nor standeth in the way of sinners nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful but his delight is in the law of the Lord and in his law doth he meditate day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that bringeth forth his fruit in his season. His leaf also shall not wither and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Now I want you to say verse 3 after me and say it the way I will say it – I shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that bringeth forth his fruit in his season. My leaf also shall not wither and whatsoever I do shall prosper. The man who spoke before me had prepared the ground – poverty is nothing to be joyful about. In fact when you want to speak derogatorily about someone in Yoruba you call him ‘olosi’ that is ‘wretched man!’ And wretchedness and poverty they have the same name. It is strange that honourable and wealthy they also have the same meaning.  So I refuse to be olosi. I just refuse to be wretched!

The moment you hear somebody talking about prosperity, suddenly enemies rise up! That’s why the elders say that people don’t want you for prosperity,. Only your head will say, this fellow is not going to die in poverty! Nobody wants you to prosper, you have to make up your mind yourself that “I am going to prosper!” You can criticize me because I want to prosper –  no problem! After I have prospered you can say what you want but I am going to prosper! Adeboye refuses to die in poverty!

I have tasted both. One is better than the other.  For the first eighteen years of my life, I walked bare-footed! Can you imagine walking barefooted in this muddy soil? Now I can walk in shoes! Walking in shoes is better than walking barefooted! I am not going back to poverty I have made up my mind. The Almighty God has taken the garment of suffering from me, I’m not going to wear it again! Tell your neighbour – “he’s talking about me too.”

The Bible says, Certain people will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water. That will be bringing forth his fruit in due season. He said his leaf will never wither and whatsoever they do shall prosper! I am one of them. I am the one that God is talking about here. So I want to give you 12 keys. How many? I had wanted to stop at seven but I decided that  since you are my children, your prosperity is my prosperity – I’m not going to hide anything from you – 12 keys to prosperity.

A key is very important. We’ve just finished the American Convention and the topic there was “Open Doors”. And I told them on the first day if you get to a door and the door is shut there are certain things  you can do – you can turn back – but I am not turning back, I am going forward. If you are not going to turn back then you can knock at the door. Maybe the fellow inside will open. If the fellow refuses to open., particularly if it’s an enemy that shut the door., you can break  down the door if you are strong enough to do it or alternatively you look for the one who has the key. Once you have the key you can open the door – the key is very important. If you are careless with your car key and a thief gets it, even though they didn’t pay for the car –  if they have the key they can drive the car away. If a man rents a house from you and you have collected the money from him, what is he going to ask from you? Key! Once he gets the key you better pray because  you may never get the keys back. That’s why I want to give you 12 keys tonight. As soon as you have heard and you have enough …. As soon as you have enough keys, you can fall asleep. Maybe you get 2 or 3 keys and say that’s enough then – you can forget the rest and fall asleep but I know some people they will get  all twelve. How many of you want all 12? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

The first key is that God is sovereign. He does as He pleases.

In Psalm 115:3 He says, our God is in the heavens he does as he pleases. You need to understand that one from the very beginning. He does as He pleases. And why do we need to understand this? Because He’s the only one who can say – silver is mine, gold is mine. If there’s any man who is boasting that  I am a rich man! He’s just holding the money until God decides to take it away! And now this God who does as He pleases is the one who decides who’s going to be rich and who’s going to be poor. In 1 Samuel 2:7 & 8 it says the Lord maketh poor and He maketh rich. He makes the one who is poor, poor. He makes the one who is rich, rich! And He can pick up a beggar from the dunghill and make him sit with the princes. He is a sovereign God. He can just decide that this fellow is going to be rich. I have a rough idea that there is someone here tonight that God has decided is going to be rich! (Amen!) That’s why you are here. There are so many excuses why you should not come today but God brought you because He, the Almighty, the sovereign God has decided this one is not going to die poor.

1956. You will know how young I must be then. I had a friend, the two of us were as poor as church rats! In fact the church rat is richer than both of us! In those days, don’t let me tell you those sad stories – but we listened out for anywhere where we hear the drum – just to find out whether somebody died there, believing if we can just get there, there might be food. One day I came from school and I saw my friend, just, almost mad with joy. What happened. He went to get  a job – labourer job, labourer job, and as he was digging the ground suddenly he broke through and heard a sound – strange sound. He dug a little further and inside was a big pot filled with gold coins that somebody must have buried years ago and forgotten. Fortunately for him there was nobody else around. He buried it quickly again. Came home and got a sack; went and loaded it, brought it home… when he took one of the coins to the goldsmith that one looked at it and said, Where did you get this from…. I don’t want to continue with the  story. This boy was about fourteen years old then. That was the end of poverty in his own life.

There’s somebody here today, you too will break through. (Amen!) I remember that day, I said, “God, there are  two of us who are poor! How come he dug into gold and I am still at Ilesha Grammar School, trying to put two and two together?” But thank God  my own time was coming and  somebody’s time will come today (Amen!).

Key Number One – God is sovereign. He decides who will be rich and who will be poor. Let that sink in –  that’s important.

Key number two is that you must be willing to prosper.

God cannot force you to prosper. Isaiah 1:19 It said if you are willing.. what is the first condition? You must be willing and obedient, then you will eat the good of the land. Deuteronomy 15:11 the Bible says the poor shall not cease in the land but Adeboye refuses to be one of them. There are some people who say, if everybody becomes rich then who is going to be houseboy? The next time you hear that tell the fellow “Your children .. it is your children that will be houseboys – as for my own children, they will become rich.”

I’ve always told those who live with me, all the houseboys and housegirls, I always tell them you better learn what you want to learn now because you are not going to remain here forever. If you want other people’s children to be houseboys, forever,  then the law of harvest is going to work on your children. I am not going to be poor, my children will not be poor! I say I refuse! I refuse! “Oh but we are  going to need househelps.”  We will need houseboys and house girl! Sure there will be unbelievers… let them come as houseboys, as househelps and then they become born again and they will prosper and then new ones will come in and they will be born again and then they will prosper! So your household will become channel of blessing! That’s how it’s going to be in my own case!

And then why do I say you have a choice? Deuteronomy 28:1 & and then 11-13 said clearly there are certain things you must do… God said if you are willing to do the following things; if you are willing to hearken to the voice of the Lord your God; to observe and to do all that I command you this day, the Almighty God said, I will make you greater than all the nations of the world. He said even if you are running from blessing, blessing will chase you and overtake you! He said, I will make you plenteous in goods! God said so! That’s what God said. He said you will be above only, you will not be beneath. Who is God talking to by the way? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

All right so God is sovereign. He is the One who decides who’s going to be poor and who’s going to be rich. And number two, you too must be willing to prosper. Anybody who says you must not prosper is your enemy.  Anyone who wants to be handing  down clothes to you does not love you! That fellow who says that it is only after he has finished eating that you will eat. Ask the fellow, “Were you not born the way I was born? Is your father an angel? Is your mother an angel? Are they not human beings like my father and mother?” My prayer is that it will be well with you but its going to be well with  me also.”

And then key number three – you must be in God’s will.

Now you can see that one linking up with number one because God is sovereign,. He decides who He’s going to bless. You must be willing to prosper. You want to prosper. God decides who is going to prosper. The number three now, you must be in God’s will.

Psalm 127:1 It said, unless the Lord builds the house, they labour in vain that build it.  You know I used to think that that one means house-building alone but I discovered that it is deeper than that. It is simply saying that if you are not doing what God wants done, your effort will be nothing. It means if God is lifting up and you are trying to pull down you’ll  be wasting your time.  In Haggai 1:4-6 God said to the children of Israel, God said, Consider your ways. Consider your ways! He said, I want  you to build My house and you are building yours! He said, that’s why you work so hard and there is nothing to show for it. He said that’s why, the little you bring in  – I blow on it. And the rest that you put in the pocket, the pocket has a hole!

When we were in the primary school there is a problem that the teachers  love. They will say – there is a bucket, there is a pipe that is bringing water – pipe A that is bringing in water at such and such a rate. There’s  a pipe Bible that is bringing water at such and such a rate. And then there’s a pipe C that’s draining the water at such and such a rate.  Then they say – when will the bucket be full. Every pipe C in your life God will take care of it today. (Amen!)

There are many of you, you work day, you work night, you collect salary, you take commission, you get contract, you do this , you do that but as long as pipe C is there there will be no result. If some of you were to sit down to calculate the total salary you have earned since you started working – it will frighten you ! And then you look round, what can I point to that I spent the money on and there might be nothing because of Pipe C. But from tonight onwards Pipe C will be blocked. Pipe A will bring in. Pipe Bible will bring in. (Amen!) And the Almighty God will pour in additional ones. (Amen!)

Malachi 3:10-12 When God says bring all the tithes into my house that I will open the windows of heaven and pour in a blessing that there be no room to receive it. It did not stop there. It said, I will rebuke devourers for your sake because God knows no matter how much He brings in, if there is a devourer that is eating this thing away, very soon everything will be gone. So when you are in the will of God – the first thing is that He will seal all Pipe Cs. All the money that  you are spending that has no meaning, all unwelcome visitors; all those relatives who are dying at the critical moment of your life, those people who are falling sick, who are dying just when you want to build a house, that’s when they die. This time the Pipe C will stop! I say Pipe C will stop. (Amen!)

Key Number One. God is sovereign – He decides who will be rich. He decides who will be poor. ‘’Key Number Two: I myself must be willing to prosper and they don’t have to beg Adeboye about that at all. I’ve made up my mind on that one.

Key Number  Three – you must be in God’s will.

Now Key Number  4 is a key we know very well – and that is – give. Luke 6:38 was not written by a prophet. Luke 6:38 was not written by a Pastor. Luke 6:38 came straight from the mouth of Jesus. And when Jesus speaks you better pay attention because He’s not an ordinary Pastor, He’s the shepherd of shepherds. He’s the Pastor of Pastors. He’s not an ordinary prophet. When ordinary prophets want to speak they say “Thus says the Lord”. When Jesus wants to speak, He will say, “Verily, verily I say unto you.” He’s the one who said give and you shall be given. And I want you to know one thing brethren – the devil knows that principle – he knows that key and has given it to his followers. You look around you and see some people who seem to be getting richer all the time. And you will notice something strange about them. They look for opportunities to spray. They take money and begin to distribute. And you will think they are crazy. They are using key no. 4: Give and you shall be given. There are many of us. We are where we are today because we refuse to give. When you begin to give extraordinarily, you will begin to receive extraordinarily. It’s a key. It is a key – it opens the door of abundance.

When you go before God and you begin to give God an offering, when you go before God and you begin to give Him offerings what you give is what you are going to receive. 2 Chronicles 1:6-12 tells us that when Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings to God, God  visited him and asked him, “My boy, you’ve given so much today. What can OI give you in return? Anything you want. Ask for it.” This man said to God I want wisdom and understanding. God said  Alright, that one is settled, but you had given an extra ordinary offering, in addition to what you asked, I’m going to give you what you didn’t ask for. Somebody’s going to get  a blessing  that will be embarrassing  tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).

May I add one thing. When you give an offering to God, make sure you don’t give Him a wretched offering. If you are going to give Him money don’t give Him notes that are already torn. Malachi 1:13 & 14 God says He feels insulted because some  people brought to Him animals that were blind and lame and sick. Whatever you cannot give to the President, don’t give it to God.

Years ago a sister said she had come to give a bus to God. If you look at the bus, you will know that it is a miracle that it even got to the camp. How can you give this to God? He’s not a beggar. He’s richer than the richest. whenever you want to give something to God. No matter how small – make sure it is quality. And as you keep giving remember what  I told you some two years ago in Ecclesiastes 11:3 when you load your cloud, the Bible says when the cloud id full of water it will fall as rain. When you are giving you are loading your cloud and when the cloud is  full then it’s going to fall down as rain.

Some  years ago, there’s a brother in the East. He’s a member of a group of people called Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International. So they have programmes: they will invite people to breakfast so that they can preach to them. they invite people to dinners so that they can preach to them. And the members are those who contribute the money for the food. So this brother came to them one day and said, “Brethren, for the next one year, any programme we have – morning or evening – I will pay for it.” Everybody clapped. “Ah thank you brother thank you very much!” One year went by and God blessed this brother tremendously! All the other members of the fellowship, they saw where he was last year, they saw where he is now. So at the end of the year, he came again: “Brethren, the next one year, anything we want to spend money on, I will pay.” They all said , ‘No! No way!! Last year we clapped! We are still where we were last year. We know where you are now. This year – no way!” Now there’s  somebody here tonight, when your relatives look at you next year they will wonder what happened to you because from now on – you’ll be giving! I say, you’ll be giving! I say you’ll be giving!

I have a son. He’s here tonight. I won’t look in his direction so you won’t know it’s him. When I became General Overseer, we were all very poor in those days. He was poorer than myself but he came to me and said Daddy, let’s reach an agreement. I don’t have money, but I am a good tailor. You buy the clothes bring it to me . I will sew, free.” I said, ‘That’s good enough.” So whenever I get some little money I will buy the clothes I will give to him He will sew for free. I told him something that day. I said, Son, You are a tailor – struggling one day is coming when you take your money to the bank, the manager will say, I thought  you say you are a tailor? “Oh yes I’m a tailor.” What kind of tailor can bring this  kind of money in.? Gradually things began to improve and all I need to do now is tell him, I want this kind of dress. He will buy the cloth, he will sew and he will bring. Glory be to God forever more. (Amen!) He’s a tailor. He has a house. He’s a tailor. He rides a Mercedes Benz car. He’s a tailor, when he comes, managers stand up at attention. There’s somebody here today too, very soon, when you go to the manager and you say you kept me  waiting for ten minutes. I think I will take my account from here. The manager will say, Please, please, please!” Is anybody like that here? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Key number 5. Begin to sow and keep on sowing. Now there is a difference between giving and sowing. Sowing is something that you give for a particular purpose. A farmer can give fruits to his friends. A farmer can take fruits even to the altar in the House of God but a farmer reserves certain seed for sowing and he sows the seed for next year’s harvest. Sowing is different from giving. You sow specifically in order to reap specifically. Galatians 6:7-8 It said whatsoever you sow you will reap and then Hosea 8:7 made it clear that the harvest is always more than the seed. It said if you sow wind you will reap a whirlwind. In other words, whatsoever you sow is what you reap but what you reap will be much more than what you sow. So when you sow you will tell the Almighty God I am sowing this thing specifically for this thing. I’ll give you an example.

Some years ago…  It was February. I was fasting and praying. I was preparing for the Special Holy Ghost Service. It was deep in the night, I was talking to the Almighty God: Father Thank You for the healings that I’ve been seeing. Thank You for the salvation of souls, but Father, I want to see the spectacularly miraculous, that people will see and they will say ah this is wonderful!” I want you to begin now! And suddenly God spoke to me. May God speak to you in Jesus’ Name!(Amen!) He said, “Son, you want the spectacular – spectacularly miraculous? I said, “yes Lord.” He said what will you sow for it? When God asks you a question, you better be careful how you answer. “Anything, anything! Anything!” And He said, “then give me your jeep.” At that time I had a Pajero jeep. I had fallen in love with the jeep. We had gone everywhere together. It had never given me a problem. I had treated it like a baby. Even though I had used it for years it is still sounding as new. When God said, “Give me your jeep.” I said, “Hooo! Is that what You are going to ask for?” but it was too late to say no. “Yes Lord.. Yes Lord…” and you know the rest of the story. That was the very first time the lame began to walk.  And since that time the miracles had continued.

When you sow it is something you give specifically – This is what I want. This is what I’m giving for it. When you talk about seed, seed is something that will cost you something. The farmer could have eaten pounded yam with the yam but no, no, no, he sowed it. So that next year there’ll be more pounded yam.

2 Corinthians 9:6 It said if you sow bountifully, you will reap bountiful.  Matthew 13:3-6 It said when you are going to sow, sow into good ground. It said a sower went forward to sow. Some fell by the way side, some fell on stony ground, some fell among thorns. The only one that produced fruit was the one that fell on good ground. When it comes to giving, you can give to anybody – anyone who asks for an offering you can give. You can even give to a beggar by the roadside: give, you shall be given – that one is settled but when it comes to sowing you have to use your sense before sowing,. If you sow your corn into the lagoon, you know yourself that there will be no fruits. That’s why you need to look for good ground into which to sow. Don’t just listen to any man who says – this is good ground – find out for yourself – is this ground really good?

Some time ago, a young man came to me and said Daddy I want to give you my house. I said, you must be joking. I don’t need your house. I don’t want your house. I already have my own house. If Jesus tarries Redemption Camp this is my house. This is where I’m going to live. This is where Jesus will meet me when He comes. I don’t need your house go and pray and God will direct you to someone else. Go and pray for 3 months God will tell you somebody else. 3 months later he came back. He said, “It is you I’m going to give the house to.’ He said I have two that’s why I want to give you one. I said, I don’t need your house! I said, Listen, I know some Pastors who don’t have a house. I will direct you to one of them. He said no.. I’m sure he’s here tonight listening to me – He said it is to YOU I want to give – I DON’T NEED YOUR HOUSE! I don’t want your house!! He said, “I’m not going. I ‘m going to give you the house. !’ He said, “These are the papers.  I have brought the papers of… I am giving it to you! “   How am I going to get this fellow out of my office? I said, “Okay take the papers go. Let me talk to my own Daddy first. I will send for you if He asks me to send for you.” I was thinking that God will never allow me to send for him so that I will be free. But then I ask Daddy. Daddy said the boy is clever. He knows you are one of the best soils in the world today. He said, Don’t stop his harvest. Take the house and do whatever you like with it.” So I took the money. I took the house. He took me to the house. I looked at the house. I know that only God can allow this kind of thing to happen.” Thank God there is a church that is meeting there. So I said, Well, the house is mine. I have received it. Church continue to meet there for now so that this man can have his harvest. I’ve been receiving some letters from him and I know the harvest is already coming in.

There is somebody here tonight, very soon, you’ll be able to give the Almighty God anything. (Amen!)

Key Number 6 is called the principle of the first fruits.

Proverbs 3:9-10 The Bible says, honour the Lord with thy substance and with the first fruit of thy increase. And then it said suddenly your barn will just burst open because it will become too small to contain the blessing. What is called the first fruits? If you get a job the first salary is called the first fruits. If you are a contractor you register a company and that company gets a contract, the profit on that contract is a first fruit. Or at the beginning of the year there is an increment on your salary – the increment on the first month is first fruit.

Let me give you 2 examples quickly, maybe one will do because of time. Some of you have heard the testimony. There was a gathering like this in the old auditorium and God spoke and said that there was someone there who was going to have three financial miracles. He said the first one belongs to Him, that’s first fruit. He said, the second one will pay the debt that the fellow is owing. And that third one will be for the fellow to enjoy for the rest of her life. Suddenly some days later a widow came to me. I know her very well. She had 17 people that she was feeding. She was heavily in debt; the debt that the husband left and came and said, “I have got the first miracle and I want to give it to God.” I looked at her, I said, “Sister, please, please!  When God says there’s someone here, it can be anybody. The one you have got now, go and manage it first.” She said, Daddy, you want to get me into trouble? God said, if I give the first, the second will pay my debts. I said, God said there is someone here – He didn’t mention your name! He didn’t mention your name! How can I take this money? Because the money was a lot of money! It was a lot of money then. I said no sister sorry. She said, Please Daddy, please, don’t stop my two other miracles!”

Reluctantly I took the money. I’m telling you, I kept the money. I know you may say I am a man of little faith. Widow, with 17 mouths to feed. Heavy debt, . What kind if Pastor is that that wants to take the money from that widow. But then God moved – ehh! God moved. God is going to move on behalf of somebody here tonight… Suddenly, all the banks that the husband owed wrote to say that they cancelled the debts. God is going to cancel your own debt tonight also! (Amen!)

And then miracle number three came. – a bank in London that the husband owed a lot of money, they wrote to her – they said, we made a mistake in our calculations (they made a mistake) Your husband is not owing us, we are owing your husband!” You see when God is on your side he can make the computer go crazy. God is going to surprise somebody here tonight. (Amen!) If you are the one let me hear you shout Alleluia!

Key number seven. You see when we are talking about real prosperity its not something you do with your head, it is what God does. Only God can do it.

Key number seven: you must be ready for hard work.

What kind of work? Because I know that now that we’re talking about tremendous blessing, many of you think you will just sit down at home and you will wake up one morning and money will be dropping from the roof! Hebrews 11:6 it said, God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Proverbs 22:29: It said seeth thou a man diligent in his business, he will stand before kings. In other words he will be in the company of kings. You don’t see messengers standing in the company of kings. When you see somebody in the company of kings who is not a king himself, you can be sure that man is loaded with money. When you ask God to prosper you, what He will do is that He will give you work to do that will bring in money. And in any case the kind of blessings coming your way is going to be hard work counting the money. I know you didn’t hear me. When they bring in your money before they send it to the bank. At least you want to check, you want to count the number of bundles of five hundred naira. And there is somebody here just counting the bundles will take three days. (Amen!)

I know you don’t believe me. Don’t worry, no problem, no problem! There are some people here who know that I have said some things some ten years ago that sounded incredible, they have seen it today!  2 Chronicles 20:20-25 when God decided to prosper Jehoshaphat he took three days to carry the money from the battlefield to the bank. Three days. There are people here today when a time is coming very soon, when you take your money to your bank everybody in the bank will spend three days counting your money alone. (Amen!) You will tell them, You are not going home. I will be bringing food. Just keep on counting, keep on counting. ‘ Who’s God talking to by the way. Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Let me share a testimony with you. I know there are some testimonies that cannot be shared in public because if you share them in public it could create a problem. One of my sons, who had been applying the principle of first fruit, any job he gets in the year, the first job, no matter how much the gain, the profit, he will bring it and say, this is my first fruit. Recently he came and said, “Daddy, I have a problem.” He said, “jobs that will take me two years to finish and everybody wants their job done quickly .Can you help me talk to Daddy, to slow down a little?” There’s somebody here tonight, that’s going to be your testimony also. (Amen!) Can you help me …….? There are some people they get only one job in three years. They’ll be thanking God. Here is somebody who says help me tell Him to slow down. Slow down and slow down. That’s the kind of blessing that is coming your way!

Key number eight. Is anybody already blessed? I think we can stop now – we’ve done seven. .,… Key number eight. Enlarge your capacity to be blessed.

You must enlarge your capacity to be blessed. Those who came to divine encounter on Monday, I spoke to them from 1 Chronicle 4:9-10 That’s where Jabeth prayed a prayer to God. He said Lord bless me indeed. Not bless me casually. Not bless me lightly – bless me indeed! Bless me greatly! Bless me intensely! And enlarge my coasts. Before you begin to pour in the blessing make sure that you expand the room. There are many of us my beloved ones, our capacity to be blessed is too small. If the truth is to be told…..  If it were possible to listen to the prayers of many of us here, we will be shocked by what we will hear. “God, bless me! Help me to be able to pray for a room and parlour in Mushin!” Those who live in Ikoyi are human beings. You too can become great. God spoke to Peter – launch out into the deep! Launch out into the deep! Enlarge your coasts! Enlarge your capacity to be blessed! There are some of you here who think you are already rich. You don’t even know the meaning of rich!

I heard a story. One man was going for a stroll. Evening stroll And then he saw a factory – very dirty factory. So he asked them – he asked the fellow going with him – what factory is that? They say that’s where they make Rolls Royce.. He said, What! That’s where they make my car? And it’s so dirty. The following morning he went there. He said, I want to buy this factory. They looked at him and laughed. Where will you get the money to buy it. He said, “How much is it worth. He said, I will pay you double. He went on a stroll! And bought a factory the following morning. That’s wealth.

I will tell you another story – just to enlarge your coasts because unless you enlarge your coasts God cannot take you far. They asked one fellow. They said, suppose you have thirty days of unlimited spending – any amount you want to spend you are free to spend it. Anywhere you want to go, you are free to go. Anything you want to buy you are free to buy. What will you do in 30 days. He laughed He said, Are you sure? They said, Yes. What will you do? He said, When I wake up the following morning the first day, I will eat one big loaf of bread with six eggs. After that I will go to Oke Arin I will buy one good trouser, one good shirt, one brown shoe and then I will branch at Mama Ghana and I will eat plenty of beans. And then I will buy plenty of yam and rice and smoked fish and stockfish and I will bring it home. They said, okay. What will you do the second day? He said, “I won’t go anywhere. I will eat more egg. I will watch television.” Now I know you will laugh at the story but that’s like many of us.

Suppose somebody comes to Adeboye and he says you have thirty days to spend any amount you want. Buy anything you want, do whatever you want …… eeeehhh Lord have mercy! What will I do? The first day, I won’t go anywhere. I will send for all y Pastors from all over. I will ask them to come with a blueprint of the best church that they want to builds. I will send for Julius Berger,  I will ask him to tell me how much will all these churches cost if I’m going to pay upfront I will send for the minister of finance. I will ask him to tell me how much exactly is Nigeria owing  …. Glory be to God forever more! Within the first two days, the man who said I should spend anything I want will either change his mind  …. God have mercy! Enlarge your coast. Open your mind up for blessing. When my own blessing comes and I know it’s on the way – what about your own – I will not be eating egg with it. It’s not trouser in Oke Arin that I’ll be going for. If somebody tells me to do what I’ve just said, I will send to Elizade, I think it’s the representative of Toyota, I will ask him to  get me 20, 000 Land Cruisers within 2 weeks so that each Pastor can have one…. How many of you want to prosper? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

There are a lot of things we can do,  only money is stopping us. Can you imagine what is happening if we have the money and we just buy all the television stations in Nigeria? We will tell everybody there will be news only two times in the day. The rest of the time the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ! How many of you want that kind of money? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Enlarge your coasts! Enlarge your coasts! Some people think that when we are talking about prosperity, we are talking about agbada – no. no. no that’s not the little thing we are talking about! Oh it doesn’t matter how rich I become, I will always be dressing like this! But you know when there is money, anything you want to do…. Like somebody says – when money speaks nobody checks the grammar. How many of you are really going to prosper – Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Enlarge your capacity, I know one funny fellow who said he was preaching prosperity and then he  went and rented a suite in Sheraton Hotel and locked the place up. That’s stupidity! That’s not what we’re talking about. We’re talking about money to do the work of the Almighty. Oh, many of us we say the reason we have auditorium like this is so that there’ll be plenty of fresh air….. that is true but let’s tell the truth: it’s just that this is the little money we have – what it can do. If the real money comes we can build something that is hundred times bigger than this and it will be fully air-conditioned!  And it will be fully rugged! How many of you really want to prosper? Speak to me! Speak to me! Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Key number nine: Pray!

Do what? Pray! Anyone who wants the kind of prosperity we are talking about has to pray! Remember God is the one who decides who is the one who is going to prosper. And prayer is talking to Him and saying, Lord, let me be one. let me be the one who will prosper. James 4:2 It said  the reason you have not is because you ask not. John 14:14 It said if you ask anything in my name I will do it…. anything includes supernatural  abundance. I was just talking to you now about saying you have thirty days to spend as much as you want… the only person who can ask you to do that is God because there is no amount that you want to spend that He hasn’t got. Silver belongs to him, gold belongs to Him. If you cry to Him He will do it! All you need to do is ask! That’s all you need to do. That is all you have to do!

Years ago, at the old auditorium, I stood there and I said, “Brethren, a day is coming whenever there is Convention we will not levy the Parishes but by the grace of God the day will come when I will be paying for the food; that after all if God made me your father, I should be able to feed my children…” And everybody said ‘Amen!’ and I left the stage. As I was going to my office then God spoke to me and said, “Son, When do you want that day to come?” “Ahhh!,”  I said “Soon.” He said, ”What about now?” “Yes. Lord, but…..” He said,  (because the other pastors, senior pastors were following me to the office to go and pray) He said, tell them that as from next year you’ll be feeding those who come to the Convention. I said, “Me? Ah Lord, no…I mean …. what kind of joke is that one ….no,no, no, “ He said, “Tell them!” Daddy You know I’ve never disobeyed You before. My faith cannot carry that! Sorry o! I can’t tell them.” That was August. So they left.

God said, “tell them.” “I …I’m sorry……”  After they left, after the Convention was over God spoke to me again and said, “Son! You are about to lose a miracle. So I said, “Okay when they come next month I will tell them.” So I began to calculate – if I sell my car, sell my wife’s car, sell the house at the camp, sell the little house I have in Ifewara… well wherever that will take us… When the Pastors came for the Holy Ghost of September, I said to them, :Ehhhhh, brethren, we want to experiment something next year. Don’t levy anybody, God will provide. God will provide.” That’s the way I said it because even as I was saying it my leg was shaking. Because number one you don’t know how many people are coming! I’m a Pastor, I’m not a businessman! How am I going to get the money? Even if I’m a thief and I want to steal church money, the church hasn’t even got enough money to steal but I said it. And from that day people started coming… this is for your personal use. They have never said that before! They have always said: For the work of the Ministry and they began to come “this is for personal use.! this is for personal use.” And I began to wonder, what personal use are they talking about – suddenly I remembered, ah the Convention, so I began to save – by the time the Convention came – there was enough to take care of the Convention. From that time till now … God has not taken over that thing from me to somebody else. Let me tell you one thing – my own coast is being enlarged. I want you to know I’ve started another prayer: very soon, Holy Ghost Festival, I’m not going to ask anybody for money, I will ask my Daddy. Is there anybody here who wants to say to God, Father you need a treasurer? I volunteer. Is there anybody like that here? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

That  brings us to Key Number Ten. This one will shock you. Key number tenprepare for war!

Do what? Prepare for war. Why? Why will you say that? I say I want to prosper and you ask me to prepare for war. Because of Proverbs 13:22 The Bible says the wealth of the wicked is laid up for the just. What does that one mean? Your money is in the hands of the wicked ones – they are not going to let it go gently. You are going to fight to get it, you are going to fight war to get your blessing from the hands of those who are holding it.

Of all the people in the world, Christians are the most innocent. They go to the market innocently, whereas the  unbelievers go the market fighting, they go prepared, the go chanting incantations, summoning demons, they go saying that they must finish their own selling before you sell anything! You know it. You sit down there. They are chanting incantations and taking customers away from you! And you sit down there singing – Abraham’s blessings are mine… and customers are leaving you and going to the other side. We are going to change that now. We are going to fight too. We are going to say, since the wealth belongs to my Father and what belongs to my Father belongs to me, we are going to decree that money must change hands. I didn’t hear you say Amen to that. (Amen!) You too will go to the market – God promised, I will be head not tail, first not last, Father there is your work to be done, I don’t want to spend ten hours in the market before I finish selling – one hour is when I am going to finish selling. Nobody else will sell until I finish  –  I decree!

You go for interviews and you go carrying your degrees and certificates. Those who are unbelievers they go chanting incantations, they go there calling demons, asking those who are going to interview them to be confused and you go there they interview you, they say you are the best candidate, they say you will hear from us and you never hear from them Why? Because you don’t know how to fight. Now things will be different. (Amen!) When you are going for the interview you will pray – anyone who is going to ask me a question I cannot answer will not be able to leave the bed… anyone who will do better than I will be late …… anyone who will not write my letter quickly will go on compulsory leave…. the kingdom of God suffereth violence! The violent take it by what? By Storm…. Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

The Bible says when the children of Israel were leaving Egypt, the Bible said they spoilt the Egyptians. To spoil something means to take it as a result of war. We must learn to fight! We are too laid back. We just say, “Well if it is God’s will – if it is God’s will He will prosper me. Ehhh!. He has already said I want to prosper you. He said you‘ll be head – you will not be tail! That’s what He promised! He said you’ll be above only! above only! above only! above only! above only! (Amen!) It’s up to you to make up your mind. But I refuse to be beneath. We must be ready for war!

I’ve told you the story before. I’ll just remind you. I told you when I went to Ghana and I was coming back. All the money in my hand, I’ve given to my children. They’ve said bye-bye they’ve gone and then Ghana Airways said, the plane that is coming from Sierra Leone, when It comes its going to pick some people to Ivory Coast or somewhere and then after that it will then come back and take those of us going to Lagos! And then I was hungry. I have no money left and I said – what’s going  on here? I wasn’t planning to fast. And it just occurred to me – God what’s going on?” God spoke to me and said, If you tolerate it – you will have it. No, no, no I am not tolerating this and I decreed there, right there! Every member of the what-do-you-call-it …. the officials of Ghana Airways – they will know no peace until I leave for Nigeria! Five minutes or so later I suddenly saw all the officers coming : Oh, you are the people going to Nigeria? I said, “Yes.”. Has somebody given you something to eat – I said, “No!” Oh, come, come, come then they began to give us cake and coke… I ate and then it wasn’t enough and one of the leaders looked at me and said you want more – I said, “Yes!” I was the only one they gave the second round and then they said: As soon as the plane comes we will take you to Lagos first! And that was  exactly what happened!

I don’t know about you my brothers and my sisters – let us tolerate nonsense no more. Remember that song – ami ati sugbon? we have to say bye-bye to suffering but if we want to, we must be willing to fight! Wake up in the morning and say, Lord – if you like bless me today no-no-no-no “Wherever my blessings are come! Come! Come quickly! I command all the angels go and bring my blessings from the East, from the West, from the North, from the South! Anyone trying to withhold my blessing – today Lord, set fire to his buttocks. Anyone sitting on my promotion, put fire under him – how many of you can say Amen to that? (Amen!)

Key number eleven – praise!

Psalm 67:5-7 it said let the people praise the Lord, let the people praise thee then the earth shall bring forth its fullness and then God, even our God will bless us. I told you at the beginning that God is sovereign – he chooses who He will bless but believe me, honestly, you can influence His choice. David praised his way out of being a shepherd boy into becoming a king. I am sure you know, no matter how poor a King may be he’s definitely richer than a shepherd boy. All that David did  to become King was – praise God! All that he did to prosper is praise God!

And if you don’t know,  if you don’t believe me all you have to do is check the juju musicians – there are many of them who would never have  built a house until they discovered the power of praise. All they need to do – they begin to praise you, the little money you have in your pocket will change hands! You go to a party – you borrow the garment you are wearing and the money in your pocket you borrowed it! By the time they began to call you emergency contractor, by the time they begin to call you MD even though you are a messenger, before you know it the money in your pocket has gone and when your brain begins to tell you, “Eh! You borrowed the money!” You tell your brain to shut up! You say “when I get home  I’ll go and drink the gari – just let me go first!” But when you praise the Almighty God, the money He’s going to give you, He didn’t borrow it. No-No if you can just keep praising Him no matter how far down you are He will pick you up from there!

Finally key number twelve, key number twelve – link up with the owner of all the keys.

The owner of all keys is Jesus. In Revelation 3:7- 8 he said, I have the keys of David, He said, when I open no man can shut, when I shut no man can open.” You know when somebody prospers at least in Yorubaland they will say his ways are beginning to open.  There is somebody who says, when I open a door before you nobody can close that door and His name is Jesus.

Like I told the brethren somewhere recently – there are certain doors that you don’t even know are there. You are walking past them since you were born! Doors of opportunities – doors of blessings, tremendous doors –you don’t know they are there but Jesus knows and He has the keys and He promised in Isaiah 45:2-3, He said I will go before you, I’ll begin to open doors and then I’ll begin to give you hidden riches of secret places – hidden riches!

For years Nigeria was always going round the whole world cap in hand begging for money. And we were sleeping on oil until 1960 or so – we didn’t know that there was money. At the backyard of some people – there is money, deep down in the ground but they don’t know how to get at it! And there are some of us – the job that God wants you to do is not the one you are doing now! I’ve said it before, “God wants some people to be a barber they are a tailor and they say scissors is scissors.. No-no- no! Let God open your own doors. God can make you a barber for example and one day you may go ahead and barb the head of the President! And while you are talking the President may just look at you and say: You are a good barber. I want to make you rich. Apply for such-and-such a contract. One contract and you become the King of all barbers. God knows how you are to prosper but you need to link up with Him. And you know, one of the ways of linking up with Him is by praising Him.

Somebody said something very recently. You know I preached a sermon last month on deliverance and I said, some people even when the doors are open they may not want to come out and I gave the example of Paul and Silas that when the prison doors were open they didn’t come out and somebody pointed out to me – when that earthquake took place, God didn’t want to bring them out. He, God, wanted to come in! He wanted to come and join them where they were! When you are praising God, God will force His way in. When God comes in, poverty must go out! That’s why I pity those of you who don’t know how to praise God. That’s why tonight – at a time – that will be soon, we are going to call our sister to come back and lead us again in praising God. Because tonight God must come into my house because I am tired of poverty! How many of you are tired of poverty anyway? Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

But then another way of linking up with Jesus is to surrender your life to Him there are many of you who want to prosper and you don’t want to be a child of God. He’s not going to give you His money! My Father’s money is for my Father’s children and it’s only those who surrender their lives to Jesus who will share in the money that is coming. Those of you who refuse to give your life to Jesus. I have news for you – money is going to change hands! All my Father’s money that are in the hand of wicked people we are going to take them over, so if you are here today and you are not yet born again and you want part of the blessing that is coming you better come and give your life to Jesus now, right now because this day, this day, is the Day of Salvation! God will save your soul and once He has saved your soul, once you have surrendered your life to Him, once you have decided to forsake sin, once you have made up your mind that it is Jesus alone that you will serve, He will take over from there and He will begin to prosper you.

So those of you who want to give your life to Jesus begin to come now. I am not going to waste time tonight. I am going to count up to ten., If you want to give your life to Jesus you better be here before you hear ten because after that one it may be too late. So one now, two, three, four, five – this is the Day of Salvation – that the Almighty God has made ready for you, if you don’t want to die in suffering, come and give your life to Jesus now, you have to surrender to Him first before He can give you His own kind of blessing! It is the blessing of God that maketh rich, that addeth no sorrow with it! It is the kind of blessing of God that will make you rich without being a harlot; without carrying cocaine; you have to surrender to Jesus Christ. Six now! Seven! Now if you know you are coming, you better hurry up now! Because salvation is available today – you have to link up with the one who has the keys. He’s the one who can save your soul – He’s the one who can forgive your sins; He is the one who can help you out of poverty into wealth. He cannot give you money when you are still living with the devil. How can He give you money so that you can go and smoke with it? How will He give you money so you can go and drink alcohol with it? So you must surrender your life to Him if you want Him to bless you. Eight now! Those of you who know you are still coming you better hurry up before the gates of mercy will close. Nine now. By the time I say ten it will be too late! So if you know you are coming you better come now!

Now those of us who are already saved, please I want you to stretch your hands towards these people and begin to pray for them, and pray for them that God will save their souls. And those of you who have come and those of you who are coming, I want you to cry unto the Almighty God that He will be merciful unto you that He will save your soul, that He will wash you in His blood. Tell Him that you want Him to be your Lord and Saviour. Open your mouth now and begin to pray! Begin to call on the Almighty God! And those of you who are coming, you better hurry up now – the Lord is still waiting for you! He wants to save your soul now. Call on Him, call on Him now! Ask Him to save your soul! Thank You Lord! May Your Name be glorified. Thank You! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now I’m going to pray for those of you who have come forward but if there is any one still in the crowd who is not yet born-again, if you don’t get here before I finished praying, don’t blame me – I have done my best. God is calling you for salvation. No salvation, no true prosperity. I f you know you want to give your life to Jesus Christ you can still run forward and join us now.  I can see two or three of you already coming but the rest of you, don’t say I did not wait. I did my best to wait for you. Before I finish praying if you get forward that will still be all right.

In the Name of Jesus! (Amen!) In the mighty Name of Jesus! (Amen!) Father, I just want to thank you for these your people who have come forward today because your word says, no man can come to me unless 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! (Amen!) Now Father, You promised that whosoever will come unto You, You will in no wise cast out. Lord as they have come now, 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 sins in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Save their souls (Amen!) Write their names in the Book of Life (Amen!) and from today, let them serve You (Amen!) Every blessing that You normally give to Your children, give them their own also in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You my Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Now I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward today – I want you to talk to the Almighty God for a few minutes and try and plead your case before Him. Tell Him the reason why you think He ought to prosper you. For example, Lord, You know Adeboye now, You know my innermost heart. Prosper me Lord, You’ll see how many churches I’ll build for You Lord. Prosper me Lord and I will turn this country upside down for You with the gospel. Prosper me – you know the reason why you should prosper me Lord, you know my heart!  Talk to the Almighty God Plead your own case, plead your case with God. Plead your case with Him now ……

One of the keys that we mentioned is prayer. Now we are going to pray now. Now the prayers of tonight are the kind we say pray if you want. If you don’t like don’t pray. If you like pray gently …

The first prayer is that Lord, every deveourer in my life silence them tonight – open your mouth and pray: Every devourer in my life! Every Pipe C in my life – silence them tonight! Every devourer, my Lord and my Saviour! Silence them tonight, silence them tonight! Every deveourer! Every Pipe C, Lord, silence them – without a single exception! Tonight every devourer Lord! Tell them to keep quiet from now on forever, seal every leaking pipe in my life tonight! Forever! Forever! Forever! Forever! Forever! Every Pipe C, whether it is sickness or disease, failure, curse, evil covenant – everything that is a devourer in my life – command them tonight to be silent on a permanent basis! Oh yes Father! Let every Pipe C be quiet now, permanently, permanently! Let them be permanent! Every devourer in my life….. Everything that had been licking away your blessing, every hole in my pocket, seal them tonight. Every unnecessary expenses put an end to them tonight.

And your second prayer will go like this; I thank you that you have already blessed me. With out You I will not survive to today. But what I’m asking for now Lord, like Jabeth prayed, I want You to bless me indeed! Bless me mightily! Bless me heavily! Bless me tremendously! Lord, bless me indeed! Open your mouth and pray! Father blesses me indeed! Mightily! Heavily! Tremendously! Load me with blessings O Lord! Bless me mightily! Bless me heavily! Bless me tremendously! Bless me everlastingly Lord to the glory of Your Holy Name Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)

Then you are going to call on the Almighty God and say, Father, enlarge my coasts! Open your mouth and cry unto the Lord. Father, enlarge my coasts! Enlarge my coasts! Enlarge my coasts! Enlarge my coasts! Father, enlarge my coasts! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

One of the keys is that we prepare for war. Now you are going to pray like warriors now. Father, any body sitting on my blessing – set fire on their buttocks! Let’s call on the Almighty God: Anyone sitting on my blessing – set fire unto their bottom! Set fire unto their bottom! Anyone sitting on my blessing, set the seat on fire! Set the seat on fire! Thank You Father! ‘Alleluia!’ In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now the Bible says angels are ministering spirits that are sent to minister to the heirs of salvation. Now you are going to command your angels. Say, angels, I command you in the name of the Lord of Hosts go the east, go to the west, go to the North, go to the South – bring in my blessings quickly. Angels, I command you in the name of the Lord of Hosts, go the east, go the west, go to the North, go the South, bring in my blessings quickly. I command you in the mighty Name of Jesus! I command you in the name of the Commander in Chief of the Hosts of heaven! My angels I command you tonight – quickly now, go – to the east of the world, to the west of the world, to the north of the world, to the south of the world, go all over the world – bring in my blessings quickly, bring in my blessings quickly! Bring in my blessings quickly! Bring in my blessings quickly! I command you! Angels! in the name of Jesus at which every knee must bow, all the Hosts of Heaven, I command you now – go quickly bring in my blessings! Bring in my blessings! – Bring in my blessings! Bring in my blessings! Quickly! Quickly! Quickly! Quickly! Quickly! Quickly! Angels bring in the blessings! Thank You Father! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Then you are going to pray and say, Father, You promised that I will be head, not tail; above only, never beneath… tonight Father, in my life, fulfil Your promise! Fulfil Your promise! Fulfil Your promise! I want to be head, not tail! First, not last! Above only! Above only! Above only! Above only! Lord, fulfil Your promise, in my life, tonight! Tonight Father, fulfil Your promise! Fulfil Your promise! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

There is a song. I say God has removed the garment of suffering from me and I will never wear it again! Oba mi o gba aso iya lara mi o ………. I want you to decree with your own mouth that from tonight poverty will become a stranger to me! Poverty will never come near my house again! Open your mouth and decree! In the Name of Jesus, poverty will never come near me again! Will never come near my family! Will never come near my home! In the mighty Name of Jesus I will never wear the garment of poverty again! I will not wear the poverty of sorrow again! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now you are going to pray a prayer for yourself. I don’t know how far you want God to take you. Only you can tell. But I want God to take me to the highest possible level! So talk to Him now. Talk to Him yourself. How high? How high do you want to go? How high do you want God to take you? I want the Almighty God to take me to the highest level possible. Highest level possible Lord! That it is possible to take any man. ‘Alleluia!’ Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!  In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

I want you to join hands now. You have already prayed for yourself. The Bible says we should love our neighbour like ourselves. Pray for your neighbour and say; Father, embarrass him with Your blessing! Bless him so much that he will say this is too much! Father, embarrass him, embarrass him with your blessing, bless him so much that he will say this is too much! Father, embarrass him with your blessing! In your own supernatural way! …….. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Finally let’s pray for Nigeria. Ask God to fight for this nation and rescue this nation from the hands of those who want this nation to remain in poverty. Let’s ask God to fight for Nigeria! Fight for this nation! Almighty God, fight for this nation! Fight for Nigeria, fight, fight for Nigeria. All those who want this nation to remain in poverty, fight them Lord! Fight them! Fight them, Lord! Fight for this nation! Fight for this nation! My Lord and my Saviour fight for this country! ….. Glory be to God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)

Now before I pray for you, you may have a special request of your own. Something that you are willing to sow something for. I want you to think deeply tonight. It’s a very, very special night indeed. You yourself can feel it – from the beginning of choruses till now you know this is a different night. Reach an agreement with God tonight –  You can sow for a husband, you can sow for children, you can sow for the salvation of your family – make up your mind, Lord I want to sow something… I will be sowing something, maybe next month, and maybe later this month for the following thing. Sow specifically and ask specifically. I give you 2 minutes and then I will pray  – oh Thank You Father! Oh yes, what you sow is what you will reap. Let’s begin to bring our prayers to a close. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father, You are wonderful, You are just wonderful! You are wonderful beyond description. Father, I want You to know we love You. On behalf of all Your children here today, I say Father, we love You! We tell You Lord, You are just wonderful – there is no Father like You! No King like You! No friend like You! No supporter like You! No deliverer like You! No provider like You! No physician like You! No banker like You! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) !

Father, today, I come before You into the Holiest. On behalf of all these Your children who are here, I have taught them like You asked me to teach them. They have heard Your Word, their faith had risen. They are believing You now for great things. Surprise them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Before the end of this month, everybody here today let them have testimonies in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!), testimonies of might breakthroughs! Let them have testimonies in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) And whatsoever they are sowing for, Father, very, very quickly let them harvest it in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Daddy, I know you love me and I love You too. If you prosper these people then I will prosper too and then my joy will be full. Everybody here today, prosper them mightily (Amen!) Anyone who says it will not be so – paralyze the fellow! Your Word says, you prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. Concerning everybody here today, Father, right in the presence of their enemies promote them O Lord, prosper them O Lord, prosper them mightily O Lord (Amen!) And when You’ve done it Father, don’t let them forget You. (Amen!) In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Let’s give the Lord a big hand! Let’s give the Lord a big hand!

Now it is time to minister to those who might need one form of ministration or the other. So the ministers will please go to their stations. So any one who wants ministrations either for healing or whatever, please ministers of God go to your stations. They will come and ministers of God will minister to you. The rest of us we will dance and rejoice wherever we are and the anointing will continue to rub off on us. I believe the band is ready or they are not?

Oba mi o gba aso iya lara mi o!

ami ati sugbon a ya pa……..

 bye-bye to suffering,

bye-bye oh…..

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

THE POWER OF HOLINESS

10th of August, 2001

Alleluia!  I have no doubt in my mind that there is someone here tonight who will never weep again. Now if you are that one shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)  

Now before we proceed further I want to be sure that those of you who are outside the auditorium, who could not find a seat, I want to be sure you are hearing me. So only those who are outside the auditorium should shout  ‘Alleluia!’ Let me hear before you interpret: Only those who are outside the auditorium and outside the extension. I want you to shout  ‘Alleluia!’ if you are hearing me…..  All right!

Tonight somebody’s going to get the biggest miracle of all and that fellow will shout the loudest  ‘Alleluia!’ of all………… Thank You Lord!  Thank You! .. Angels are singing, You are worthy O Lord! ……..

Let’s just worship the Almighty God! Let’s bless His Holy Name! Let’s magnify Him! He’s worthy, worthy to be praised! He’s worthy to be adored! Let’s bless Him! Let’s bless Him! Let’s bless Him! We just want to bless you Father. We want to give You Glory. We want to give You Honour. We want to give You Adoration… You are worthy Lord! You’re worthy! You’re worthy! You’re worthy! You’re worthy! No one like You! We bless You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! I raise You! I magnify Your Holy Name Lord! I praise You! Take all honour! Take all adoration because there is no one like You! You reign. You are my Lord! You are my King! You are the I AM that I AM! You are the Ancient of Days! We just want to praise You! We just want to bless You! We want to give You glory. We want to give You honour! We want to give You adoration! No one like You Father! We worship You! We adore You. We magnify Your Holy Name! O Blessed be Your Name! forever! What a great God You are! What a mighty God You are! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! …..Blessed be Your Name! Blessed be Your Name! Blessed, blessed be Your Name! Blessed, blessed be Your Name! O Thank You Jesus!  ‘Alleluia!’  ‘Alleluia!’  ‘Alleluia!’ Thank You Father! Thank You Father!  Thank You Father! Thank You! Almighty God! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! so much! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we worship! (Amen!)

The Lord said there’s someone here tonight, He asked me to tell you that when you get home you should take a picture of what you are now. So that you will have evidence to show when it is time to give your testimony.

Father, You are worthy to be praised.

The Lord said there’s someone here who has said in his heart, Father, it is either now or never. The Lord asked me to tell you, It is now~

Father, I just want to magnify Your Holy Name. I know that You told me that tonight will be wonderful and You have already started. Glory be to Your Holy Name, Lord!

The Lord said that as of now,  He said He has already healed 7,000 people!

Ohhh, Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord!

Holy, Holy, Holy (2ce) Holy is the Lord…..

The Lord said there’s someone here tonight, by the time I finish with you, your testimonies will take the world!

Thank You!  Thank You! Holy, Holy, Holy (2ce) Holy is the Lord.

My Daddy says there’s someone here the doctors have told you that there’s no way you can even see the New Year. The Lord asked me to tell you, you still have several more years to go.

The Lord said there’s someone here, even your closest friends have written you off. The Lord asked me to tell you, Your star is just about to rise. Ohhh! Thank You Daddy!

The Lord said there’s someone here each time you see a blind person you feel like crying. The Lord asked me to tell you from tonight I will give you the gift of healing.

Thank You Father! So many things are happening let’s just go on and praise Him. Let’s praise Him. Let’s worship Him! Let’s magnify His Holy Name! Let’s magnify His Holy Name! He’s doing a lot of wonders right now. The power of God is moving mightily now! Just keep on worshipping Him! Keep on thanking Him! Keep on glorifying His Holy Name! Ohhh Thank You Father!  …..  I just bless you Lord!   I just want to bless Your Name! Thank You Father!  Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

The Lord has said this one before, long time ago but He’s saying it again:  He said  I should tell those of you who are here tonight that the empty shall be full. (Amen!) Thank You! Thank You!  …. Thank You Father!

The Lord said there’s someone here tonight, you put your trust in a certain person. Took you to the middle of the river and left you there. The Lord asked me to tell you, I will rescue you but you must praise me. Thank You Father!  Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! 

The Lord said there’s a student here tonight, your professor has told you that there is no way you can make it. The Lord asked me to tell you he doesn’t know that he’s talking to a professor. He does not know that he is talking to a professor.  Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord!

Ohhh! Thank You Father!

The Lord said there is a sister here, your in-laws have threatened that they won’t allow you to stay in your husbands house. The Lord asked me to tell you, all those who are against you  will bow down to you. . (Amen!)

Ohh! Lord Thank You! Thank You!  Father Glory be to God!

The Lord said there’s someone here, the next stage in your life is an upwards one and He asked me to tell you – when promotions come, please remain humble. Thank You Father!.

Father, I want to bless Your Holy Name. I want to give You all glory and honour. I  thank You for all You are saying that there is not even time to repeat them. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) I am praying that tonight, Thank You Father!

The Lord asked me to tell someone here tonight – every mountain in front of you shall become a level ground. (Amen!)

The Lord said there’s someone here, because of a long delay to what you were expecting to happen, certain of  your dreams are already fading. The Lord asked me to tell you, I want you to dream anew because from now on, every one of your dreams will come to pass. (Amen!)  ‘Alleluia!’

The Lord said there’s someone here, again and again and again you have been dreaming of coffins and graves. The Lord asked me to tell you, those who made the coffins and those who dug the graves, shall be buried in them. (Amen!)

Oh, my The Lord said there’s someone here, your boss in your place of work, said, as long as he is alive you will not be promoted. The Lord asked me to tell you, he has signed his own death warrant. (Amen!)

The Lord said there’s someone here, in the recent past you have been befallen by several tragedies and now you are afraid because you don’t know what’s coming next. The Lord asked me to tell you: no more weeping in your home. (Amen!) Thank You!

Daddy we bless Your Name, there is no one like You. May Your Name forever be glorified. This is Your night Daddy, just do as You please. Take absolute control.

The Lord said there’s someone here, there are so many messages coming I don’t even know.. but this particular one is important …

God says there’s someone here, somebody has been a pain in your neck for several years. The Lord asked me to tell you, as He is the Almighty, that fellow will be buried this month. (Amen!) Oh my Father! 

The Lord said there’s someone here, several daughters in your family that should have been married now, but none of them had married. The Lord asked me to tell you, and you should take note of it, that there is someone in your extended family that is going to leave this world suddenly and then one after the other in rapid succession, your daughters will be married. (Amen!)

Father take all the glory. Take all the honour! Tonight just keep on glorifying your name. Thank you my Daddy. Blessed be Your Holy Name!

All right!

The Lord said there’s someone here, on this camp ground you received a promise from God and then someone powerful heard about it and said, I will make sure it doesn’t come to pass. The Lord asked me to tell you, that same person  that says he will stand in the way of His promise for you is the one that God will use to bring it to pass. (Amen!)

Father we just bless Your Name. Take all glory Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

I think if we go home now, God has already done what He…but I know there are some Oliver Twists who will want a little more. If you want some more let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Before we go to the next item on the program … believing God for babies. We prayed for them. When they came last year, they came with pregnancy but we said no, it’s not pregnancy we want to see it’s the baby. So many of them delivered after last years Convention and I know they are here tonight so they will bring the babies forward so we can pray for them. Then last year some people came, trusting God for the fruit of the  womb. We prayed. Now they are here with their babies. They too will come forward. So whether you came two years ago and you delivered after last years Convention or you came last year and now you are here with your baby – bring the babies forward so we can pray for them. Now those of you who came last year and you are now pregnant, wait till next  year before you come and show us the babies. Now bring the babies forward.

I want you to look at all these families where the Almighty God had wiped away their tears.  Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia’ Now let me ask, how many of you had twins? 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, 11,12, 13, 14,15,16, 17 …. My God, I didn’t even count …. Now is there anyone who waited ten years before … twelve years! Ten! 19 years!  I think we should here that testimony of the 19 years. Quickly! Just briefly, briefly. Briefly.

Praise the Lord!  ‘Alleluia!’ Praise the living Jesus. The woman was waiting for the Lord for good 19 years and when she came here God answered her. That’s the evidence of her answered prayer.  Anybody that is 19 or more? 15, 14, 16.. I  want anyone that exceeds 19 because we’ve already got 19. Anyone? 19? Did you get a twin? Only one. That’s good enough after 19 years! Glory be to God! Can you imagine somebody waiting 19 years for a baby. First born was already in the University. The world has said, that’s the only one you will get. But Jesus! said no. Look at all these people. Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Ushers you will help me count. The way you will do it is when they are going you will count. I will tell you the reason why later but in the meantime I want everybody please to stretch their hands towards these children and pray for them that all these children will become mighty vessels unto honour in the hand of God; that sickness will stay away form them (Amen!); that death will stay away from them (Amen!); that demons will stay away from them (Amen!); that God will bless them and bless their parents (Amen!) Please pray for them, everybody pray! . The Bible says we should rejoice with those who rejoice – pray for them! Oh Lord! Thank You so much Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You Father!  In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

My Father and my God! I bow my knees before You. Only You can do this. What a great God You are! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Father bless these children. (Amen!) Sanctify them (Amen!) Use them for Your glory. (Amen!) Keep sickness away from them. (Amen!) Keep disease away from them (Amen!) Keep demons away from them. (Amen!) keep death away from them. (Amen!). Everyone of them let them grow to become vessels unto honour in Your hand and bless their parents too (Amen!) In Your kingdom, don’t let any of us be found wanting. (Amen!) In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Le somebody now shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Now as they are dancing away, ushers try, just try and get as close a figure as possible because I know that next year  God is going to give us many, many, many more. .. Angels are singing, You are worthy O Lord….

Now I said they should try and get the number of the people who came because I’ve made a request to my Daddy that next year Convention I want 30,000 babies. (Amen!) And even though I’m going to pray for the barren now but next month is going to be a special Holy Ghost Service for those who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb.  Because if we want to say we want to begin to lay hands on those people now, there’s even no space. So we will pray for them now but next month, by the special grace of God, everything we shall do shall zero in on fruitfulness. Those who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb and those who want to be fruitful in other areas of life – next month will be your month specially but in the meantime all those who are here, trusting God for the fruit of the womb, I will just want you to stand where you are – you don’t need to come forward because the space may not contain you and I want you to lay your own hand on your own womb – that this month unfailingly that the Almighty God will answer them.

Please pray! Let everybody pray now. Let’s open our mouth and pray that these people, this very month, that the great I AM Himself should please answer them and grant all their requests so that even by the time they come next month the babies will already be there! Let us ask the One who can do all things to do this for them and put an end to all their sorrows so that from now on there’ll be no more weeping in all these lives. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father, You can see all these Your children standing. You are the one who said we should be fruitful and multiply and Your Word says if we pray according to Your will You will hear us and if Yu hear us You will answer us. Now these Your children are saying – we just want to obey you. We want to obey! We want to obey we want to be fruitful! Father, every one of them make them fruitful this month in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Whatever has been standing between them and fruitfulness Father, remove tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) so that when we come next year they will be among those bringing forward twins in Jesus’ Name!. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Good! Now how many of us are ready for our miracles now? Or shall I say how many of us are ready for additional miracles? Because I have already got some already but there are many more to come. Now usually when we get to this stage in the past we begin to pray for the sick but I find as I study the Word of God more that’s exactly the pattern of Jesus Christ. When people gather to Him He will first of all teach them before He healed them so for the next few minutes we will go to the Word of God first after that then God will do what He wants to do including touching my interpreter Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)  ‘Alleluia!’ (The interpreter said the GO was growing older. What about you? …)

Tonight we want to talk about the power of holiness.

Genesis 17:1  And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

There is power in holiness. If you make up your mind that I want to live a life of holiness there is a power that will come to you as a result. What power? The power that is in holiness is that it makes you a partner with the Almighty God. God said to Abraham. I am the Almighty God. The God that is More than Sufficient, the God that has so much power that He can do absolutely anything. He said now let the two of us be partners but if you want us to be partners. If you want to be walking before me while I am backing you up, you must be perfect. In other words God is saying birds of the same feather can only flock together.

Amos 3:3: Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

1 Peter 1:15 & 16 God said: Be ye holy; for I am holy.

In other words He said, let the two of us become partners provided you are willing to be holy so that even though you have no power, I am the Almighty, when the two of us team up together My power will become available to you so that you will be able to say: I can do all things… How many things? I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me. The elders have a proverb, they say, “Dada cannot fight but he has a bold brother.’ In other words, even though you are weak, even though you can’t heal a rat, even though you cannot make even a dog pregnant, if you will live holy we will become partners. I will supply the strength, I will supply the power, you will be doing the work. How many of you will like to work miracles for God? Let me hear you say ‘Amen!’ then (Amen!) How many of you then will love to live holy? Let me hear a bigger ‘Amen!’ now. (Amen!)

Basically the advantages in the power in holiness are twofold. The first one is – the moment you and God become partners there are certain things that that partnership will keep away from you. Certain things will no longer be able to come near you because you have become God’s partner. And the moment you become God’s partner, immediately certain things will become to come towards you.

What are the things that will begin to run away from you the moment you become God’s partner? The first one is sickness and disease.

Exodus 15:26 God said: If you will hearken diligently to the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all that I command you this day, I will bring none of the diseases that I have put upon the Egyptians upon you: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

What’s God saying here? The moment you agree to be holy sickness will be running away from you, disease will be running away from you because I will stand there and I will tell sickness and disease, don’t you know I am his doctor? God said, I am the one who made the smith that makes his works and I’m the one who made wasters to destroy therefore if we are working hand in hand no weapon formed against you will prosper. That is why there are people like me, I know when it is time for me to go home I’m not even going to fall sick. I’ve said it before, when it is time to go I will go to church, have a nice time, come home, eat pounded yam and go. Yu don’t have to be sick to die! Live holy, sickness will begin to run, disease will begin to run. That will be your portion in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Another thing that will begin to run away from you is something that God Himself called devourers. Malachi 3….. now I know that some of you don’t like Malachi, particularly chapter 3:8-11. The Almighty God says, obey Me, bring all your tithes and your offerings to my house. Apart from the fact that I will open the window of heaven and pour out a blessing for you that there’ll be no room to receive, I will rebuke devourers for your sake! I will tell devourers – this boy is my partner and therefore you cannot come near him again. From today now, devourers are going to stay away from somebody’s house (Amen!) because they will  decide to live holy

Another thing that will stay away from your home the moment you become God’s partner is  sorrow. I don’t know whether you believe it or not but our God is a God of joy. I say my God is a God of joy. My God is not a God of sorrow. Like I told you when we were talking about sanctification and some people who think that if you are sanctified you must always look morose. How can I be the favourite wife of the King of Kings and look morose? When the Bible says the joy of the Lord is my strength? Proverbs 10:22 says the blessings of the Lord maketh rich and addeth what? No sorrows. There’s somebody here who will never weep again! (Amen!) or let me say there are at least three people here who will never weep again – myself, my wife and somebody else. Who is the ‘somebody else’? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Once you become God’s partner in holiness, sorrows will be driven away from you. Another thing that will become a stranger to you is fear. The moment you become a partner with God in holiness fear will become a stranger to you. Proverbs 28:1 has something to say about that. I know some of you know it off head. Let’s just read it.

Proverbs 28:1 says: The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

You know before I was born again I was running from witches and wizards for years because some of them said they were going to use me for breakfast. And I ran. Thank God I ran into the hand of Jesus!. Now there may be few witches here today because we can’t have this kind of crowd without one or two so I want them to go and report me to their captain. Tell them that I said that the oga patapata is under my feet. That’s what the Bible says, that’s why the righteous is as bold as a lion! Because all of a sudden you realize that God is your partner so once you agree, once you make up your mind you want to live holy, fear will just disappear because  suddenly you will realize that your life now is in the hand of the Almighty.

I was visiting a friend recently and suddenly he looked up and saw a lizard and said, “Ahh!, you followed me here.!” I said, “That’s a lizard.” He said, “Ehh!, you don’t know anything. They’ve changed to a lizard!” I said, “Oh God! The Bible said, the wicked flee when no man pursueth.” There are some people now everywhere they turn they see one demon. I say I know  an engineer who says  there is a demon in his fridge! You know what. Once you decide to live holy you will only be seeing angels. As far as you are concerned, demons are useless, you have nothing to do with them. That’s why those of you who decide to live holy, demons will see you coming and they will run. (Amen!)

Now this partnership with God in holiness will attract certain things to you. There are so many, we don’t have the time to tell you all  of them but if you open your Bibles to Deuteronomy 28 I will very, very quickly just say number one, number two, number three…

Verses 1 & 2 Deuteronomy or maybe before we come to that one … let me just take this little one –

Isaiah 1:18 & 19 God said, Come, let’s reason together, if your sin be as scarlet it shall be as white as snow. In other words, He’s saying, “Listen, if you will come to me, I’ll wash away your sins.” And then He went on to say in verse 19 – if you are willing and obedient, if you are willing to live a life of holiness you will eat the good of the land. He didn’t say you will eat the good of heaven. You will eat the good of where? The land. How many of you will eat the good of Nigeria? How many of you will ea the good of the land where you were born? Let me hear you say ‘Amen’ then. (Amen!)

If you are willing to live a life of holiness to obedience to God the first thing that will be attracted to you are all the goods of the land. And then in Deuteronomy 28:1 & 2, it said,

it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:  And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee,

You know what that one is saying? If you will just agree to live holy, you don’t need to pray for blessings anymore, the blessings will be pursuing you… you’ll be running away, saying “God this is too much!” and God will say, “You haven’t seen anything yet.” It said the blessings will pursue and overtake youovertaking blessing – that is, you are not even asking for them; they just keep on pursuing you!

Deuteronomy 28:4 it says here that even your children will be blessed. That is your children will no longer give you trouble. And people have said once or twice, ‘How come your children are so obedient?” I said, “Because I’m obeying my Daddy. If I’m obeying my Daddy then my children must obey me.” If you are living holy it will even show in the life of your children.

Deuteronomy 28:6 Once you are living with God in holiness God says I will bless you when you come in I will bless you when you go out, you know that guarantees journey mercies, that even when you are traveling you are being blessed. I mean we all know that motor accident is not a blessing. And God said I will bless you when you come in , I will bless you when you go out. And then look at this one

Deuteronomy 28:7: I like that one very much. It says when enemies come before you one way, they will flee before you how many ways? It says I will cause the enemy that rises before you to be smitten before your face! That is what I call victory without a fight. It says you don’t have to fight. As they come I will smite them. You know when I give challenges to witches and wizards and I  say, “If you want to fight come…” I’m not the one who will fight them. No, no, no, I’m a small boy. But when they agree to accept my challenge as soon as they begin to come, I move out of the way, my Father who is behind me, will face them and all I’ll be doing is clapping – “Jesus!, give it to them, give it to them” That’s what exactly will happen, that’s what it says here, it said – the enemy that rise up against you will be smitten …. Why will they run seven ways? Because they will suddenly look and say,  “Ahhhh! he has someone behind him!” The Lord of Hosts is behind him! What are we doing fighting this fellow? All your enemies that followed you here they shall be scattered in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Deuteronomy 28:8 tells you another thing that will come your way the moment you are walking with God in holiness. It is what I will call continuous success. It said whatsoever  you set your hand to do shall prosper. If you decide to sell water you will prosper there. If you decide to sell clothes you will finish your own before anyone else will sell. If you decide to be a farmer you will succeed in farming. It said whatsoever you set your hand to do will prosper because you have the Almighty backing you up.

Deuteronomy 28:9-10 says enemies will become afraid of you, when you are coming they will say “He comes! So they begin to run. In the past you used to run from them now they will be running from you.

Deuteronomy 28:11: It said “And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods.” Poverty will become a stranger to you. When you decide to walk with God in holiness he will give you supernatural abundance.

And then, Deuteronomy 28:12: it said the Lord shall open unto thee His good treasure; the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in its season. Note what that one is saying. I it’s saying God will give you a permanent open heavens. Many people have turned to me and they’ve said, “Daddy but you said this is the year of open heavens – ehhh, what’s going on? I’ve not seen too many changes in my life?” And I’ve said to them, examine yourselves because  almost everything God promised this year had come to pass. He said there’ll be earthquakes; there’ve been many of them. He said there’ll be floods, all over the world – there have been floods. He said there’ll be volcanic eruptions – how many of you remember that He said that one? and now if you listen to the news you could see the volcanoes erupting. If all He said are coming to pass, and He said this is the year of open heavens, I can assure you the heavens are open unto me. But heavens only open unto those who are willing to live holy.

And then Deuteronomy 28:13 It said you will be head, you will never be tail – I thought somebody will say ‘Amen’ to that one. He said you’ll be above only and you will never be beneath. He says, you will have permanent and continuous promotions. These are the advantages of the power that is in holiness.

What is the danger then of sin? It is that whatsoever holiness is driving away, sin will be saying “come on!”

John 5.14: Jesus said to a man who had been sick for 38 years, who was supernaturally healed – He said, “you have been made whole, sin no more or else something worse will then come.”  I pray that from now on, no evil will come near you in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) That is why before you ask God to heal you tonight you better make up your mind – no more sin.

And then whatsoever holiness brings towards you, sin will want to drive away.

Isaiah 1:19 & 20 God said, if you are willing and obedient you will eat the good of the land but if you say no, I don’t want to live a life of holiness! …. Let me read for  you what He said will happen to those people…

But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

He said if you are willing and obedient the good of the land will come to you. If you say “no , I want to continue to live in sin!”, He said, with my mouth have I said it  says the Lord, there’ll be nothing left of you so you have to choose.  Choose during this Convention please choose! Choose between holiness and sin. Choose between all the blessings that can come to you through holiness and all the dangers that are in sin. You have to make a choice. Please choose! As for me, I have chosen, I have chosen holiness. I have chosen joy. I have chosen victory., I’ve chosen overtaking blessings. Ohh!, I’ve chosen victory without a fight. I’ve chosen continuous success. I’ve chosen that my enemies will be afraid of me. I’ve chosen supernatural abundance. I’ve chosen permanent open heavens. I have chosen that I will permanently be head and never tail. What is your choice?

It is time to pray. I’m going to pray some prayers tonight. If you like don’t pray them just say, “The rest of you pray!” If you like, you will pray as if you have never prayed before. Even somebody who is a total stranger knows God is here tonight. Let’s stand on our feet. The first thing I want you to do is shout a big, big Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Shout it so well so that you can wake up properly. Shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)!

Remember the heavens are open and when heavens are open prayers are answered – your first prayer today. Father, don’t let my own be difficult today! Almighty God don’t let my own be difficult today! Cry unto the Lord! Father, I know you can do it. I know You have the power to do everything! Don’t let my own be difficult today. While You are doing others don’t let my own be difficult. I have decided on the way of holiness so don’t let my own be difficult today Lord! Don’t let my own be difficult today! Father, Don’t let my own be difficult today! I have chosen the way of holiness! Don’t let my own be difficult today! Don’t let my own be difficult today! Don’t let my own be difficult today! Father, I have chosen the way of holiness! Don’t let my own be difficult for You! Don’t let my own be difficult for You! Father, Don’t let my own be difficult for You! Almighty God! Don’t let my own be difficult for You! Please Don’t let my own be difficult for You to do today! I have made up my mind I will walk with you in earnest. Don’t let my own be difficult for You! Don’t let my own be difficult for You! Thank You my Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Your second prayer is Almighty God anything that will stand between my breakthrough and me tonight, Father destroy! You are the Almighty God! Anything that can stand between me and my breakthrough tonight! Father destroy tonight! Destroy! Destroy! Destroy! Destroy! Anything that can stand between me and my healings, my breakthroughs, my blessings, anything whatsoever that can stand between me and my breakthrough tonight, Father destroy! Destroy! Anything! Whatever it may be! That can stand between me Lord and that great breakthrough that You have purposed for me for tonight, my Lord and my Saviour Destroy! Destroy! Destroy! Destroy! Anything that can stand between me and my breakthrough Almighty God Destroy tonight! Destroy tonight! Destroy tonight! Destroy tonight! Destroy tonight! Destroy tonight! Destroy tonight! Anything whatsoever that can stand between me and my breakthrough tonight, Father destroy! Destroy! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Your next prayer is Lord, since I have decided to walk with You in holiness, take away from me the garments of sorrow, the garment of suffering, the garment of poverty, the garment of failure …  Call on the Almighty God!  Because I’ve decided to walk with You in Holiness Lord, take away from me the garment of sorrow, the garment of suffering, the garment of pain, of sickness, of failure …

Give me the garment….. of victory, of promotion, of supernatural wonders, of success in everything I do. Father, put a new song in my mouth! Put a new song in my mouth! Put a new song in my mouth! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

There’s a passage in the Bible that is only true of those who are willing to live holy and that is where the Bible says, “If you believe and doubt not you will say to this mountain be moved and cast into the sea. It shall obey you.” Now every one of us that had made up our mind to live holy, today, we are going to command : I command you in the name of Jesus! – “Mountain move! Mountain move! “ Mountain of sickness, mountain of  disease! Move! Move in Jesus’ Name!! Mountain of  barrenness! Mountain of failure! Mountain of no success! Mountain of   .. move! in the mighty name of Jesus!! Move! Now! Mountain of sorrow! Mountain of sickness! Mountain of worries, of anxieties! Move in the mighty name of Jesus!! Every mountain move! I command you in the name of Jesus!! Move mountain! Move! Every mountain! Mountain of barrenness,  of sorrow, of failure  – move in the mighty Name of Jesus!! Move right now! Move mountain! I command you in the Name of Jesus, move! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

And then you are going to talk to the Almighty God – and I want you to know if you don’t pray this prayer then God may decide to give your blessings to someone else. You are going to say, “Father, I am ready, let the blessings begin to overtake me.” Open your mouth now and pray! Father, I am ready!  Let the blessings begin to overtake me! Let the blessings begin to overtake me! I’m ready now, O Lord! I’m ready! Let the blessings begin to overtake me! Let them overtake me in the morning, overtake me in the afternoon, overtake me in the evening! Let your blessings begin to overtake me! Overtake me in the nighttime, overtake me everywhere I go! When I go out let the blessings overtake me! When I come in let the blessings overtake me! When I’m sleeping let the blessings overtake me! When I’m eating let the blessings overtake me! I’m ready O Lord! Let the blessings begin to overtake me and overtake my family! Let the blessings begin to overtake me Lord! O Father, Let the blessings begin to overtake me! Let the blessings begin to overtake me! Almighty God Let the blessings begin to overtake me! Now! Right now! I’m ready! I’m ready to walk with You in holiness! I’m ready to do Your will! Let the blessings begin to overtake me! Thank You Father! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Thank You Jesus Christ! Glory be to God! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now I want to pray for Nigeria, you se if we are going to eat the good of the land, it has to be well with the land, so let us pray – Father, let it be well with Nigeria! Let’s pray! Let’s pray! Let’s pray! If we are going to eat the good of this land, it has to be good with this land! Father, let it be well with Nigeria! let it be well with Nigeria! Father, let it be well with Nigeria! We want to eat the good of this land! Almighty God let it be well with Nigeria! Solve all our problems! You are more than sufficient! If You opened a way in the Red Sea surely You can make a way for Nigeria? My Father and my God! in Nigeria let there be light! O Lord God Almighty, let it be well with this nation. let it be well with this nation. let it be well with this nation Lord! Let it be well with our governments! Let it be well! Let it be well! Let it be well! Let it be well! Let it be well! Let it be well! Let it be well! Let it be well! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now I want you to join hands together. You have been praying for yourselves and the Bible says you are to love your neighbour like yourself. Pray for your neighbour now and say, Father, whatever miracle this my brother or sister needs, give to him, give to her! Every miracle he needs – give to him O Lord! Give to him! Father, give it to him! If He needs healing, heal him! If he needs deliverance, deliver him! If he needs success, give him success! If he needs joy, give him joy! If he needs promotion, give him promotion! If he needs your support, give it to him Lord! Everything this Your child needs, let him have it Lord! Let him have it Lord! Let him have it Lord! Let him have it Lord! Every miracle He needs Lord! Give to him! Give to him! Give to him, Lord! Give to him, Lord! Give to him, Lord! Give to him, Lord! To the glory of Your Holy Name Give to him, Lord! Every miracle he needs, let him have it Lord! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Amen! Now maybe you have a special request of your own. Go to God now and talk to Him. …. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Father, we love You, we appreciate You. You are good, You are kind, You are wonderful. There is no one like You. Glory be to Your Holy Name! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Now Father, as many of us as have decided to walk with You in holiness, everything we have asked for tonight, let them become testimonies! Let them become testimonies! Father, let them become testimonies! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Shake hands with one or two people and say – “I’m sure God had heard me and I’m sure my testimonies are around the corner! Amen!”

Now it is time to pray for the sick. There are some men of God who have been fasting and praying and waiting on the Lord for this particular hour. They are going to come and they are going to lay hands on all these people that had been carried forward., including those on the wheelchairs. Now after they had prayed for you the rest will be between you and God – your faith and the power of the Almighty. After they had prayed for you some of you will be healed instantly. According to the Word of God, some will be healed as they are going so they are coming to pray for you, they will lay hands on you. I have already prayed with them before now so they will be the one now who will lay hands on you and then we’ll let God and the two of you – you and God – sort out the rest. I believe that your faith is that today will be your day. So brethren please come and come and lay hands on all these people.

While they are doing that, I don’t want the rest of us to be spectators, I want you to be praying along that the Almighty God will heal everyone that had been brought forward; that the lame will walk, that the blind will see; that the deaf will hear; that the dumb will speak; that those who are considered incurable will be cured and the choir will be giving us worship songs. Brethren there are people all over – up to my right hand side, and there are some people on wheelchairs on that side too.

Baba, ese o baba, a wa dupe baba…..

Thank You Lord!  Thank You Lord! Softly, softly, softly – the number has increased, I think I can see 21 of them – let’s just keep on, keep on praising God ….. go on…keep moving, just keep moving … Glory be to God! Thank You Lord! … More and more are joining … Thank You Father! Yes Lord.. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! … Thank You! Keep moving, keep moving… praise the name of the Lord … Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord!  ….

Now our Pastors, please, all those who are yet to get up give them a second touch, let’s go round one more time and pray for those people. Those who are already on the move, let them keep on moving, let them keep on moving! Let’s pray for those, those who are still on the mats. Let’s give them another round of prayer. Yes, you can walk without the sticks, Glory be to God! You are on your way keep going, keep going! Ohh! Thank You Father!  Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! We don’t have enough cameras to cover all of them. Thank You! Thank God for that little child. Praise the Lord! Thank You Father! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Thank You for the old man … Glory be to God! let’s pray for them one more time. Pastors let’s go round one more time. Let’s pray for all those who are still on the mats and those who are on the chairs. Pray for them one more time, one more time…. Kil-ole se? Kil-ole se Olorunmi …kil-ole se … that’s right, keep going! Keep going! Keep going! Keep going! The power of God is already on you now. Thank You Jesus! Amen!

Because of time – those of you that have been prayed for, those of you already walking, keep walking back to your seat. Those of you who are still on the floor Glory be to God! …. That boy, come this way, call that boy, that boy in yellow. Show Baba the way back. The fact that Baba is now walking doesn’t mean you will now abandon him. Glory be to God!! Have you prayed for that man? All right now go back to your seats rejoicing. I’m going to pray for everybody again when they get back to their seats. Thank You Father! Let’s praise the Almighty God! Let’s rejoice! Go back to your seats now. Everyone that had been prayed for,  go back to your seat. Has that man been prayed for? Don’t be shy this is not a time to joke. God is here. Don’t say, “Ho, so they will think I’m sick …” – you better get rid of sickness now instead of letting your pride rob you of your promise, your miracle.

So if you need healing stand right now because I want to call on my Father to go to everybody and wherever He sees hands being laid that His power will flow through those hands bringing about healing, deliverance, restoration. Thank You Father!

Daddy, I love You. There’s no one like You. All power belong to You. You are the Lord of Hosts. You have never lost a battle. You are the maker of heaven, You are the maker of earth. You’re the Word at  the beginning. By You all things were made. There was nothing that was made that was not made by You. And I know that it is written You sent Your Word and healed them and delivered them from all their destructions. What a great God You are. Daddy, I love You. Tonight, my Daddy, my husband, my King, the lover of my soul, my all in all, the time has come for You to prove to this congregation that You are here; that You are a holy God; that a holy God will never lie; that with You nothing, absolutely nothing shall be impossible.  

Right now My Father and my God! wherever You see hands laid, whether on heads or any part of the body I pray that Your anointing will flow like a river. (Amen!) And pass through these hands into all these bodies in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). I pray right now Father, that everything in all the bodies with hands laid on them right now – anything that is not of God, I decree that they be uprooted in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Every sickness, every disease, every disorder, every demonic operation uproot in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Make Your children whole now! Make them whole physically! (Amen!) make them whole mentally! (Amen!) Make them whole spiritually! (Amen!) Father, make them whole in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) And now Father, I believe that You have healed Your children. (Amen!) I asked that the manifestations will be now in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Open blind eyes now in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Make the deaf hear now in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Let the dumb speak right now in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Let the lame begin to walk right now in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Cure the incurable right now in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Name! I know it is done. Blessed be Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

I want you to put your hands together and just clap for Jesus!! Clap for Jesus!! Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! Now you may be seated although if any of you want to put your faith to work, you want to find out whether He healed you or not you can go ahead and check. But even while you are doing that I want to pray for those of you whose finances are sick: business sick; promotion due but they kept on overlooking you; no job; you are heavily in debt; if your finances are sick – stand up now. Stand to pray. This time you stretch forth your two hands. And before I pray I want you to make a promise to God that the prosperity that is about to come now – you will use it to serve God. Talk to God for one minute that God, the prosperity that you are about to send to me now, I will use it to serve You… Thank You Father!

Father, I know You are the Great Provider – You brought water out of the Rock. What can You not do? Silver is Yours. Gold is Yours. The cattle upon a thousand hills they are Yours. The earth is Yours and the fullness thereof, Daddy I worship You! Now You have heard what these Your children have said. They said whatever you send to them now – they will use it to serve You. Father, every one of them – embarrass them with Your blessings! (Amen!) Father, I am talking of blessings so mighty that these Your children will say, “God, this is too much!” Embarrass them with Your blessings! (Amen!) Prosper them beyond measure! (Amen!) Lord God Almighty, these hands that are stretched out to You, from now on, what they touch, let it prosper! (Amen!) Open ways unto them! (Amen!) Let them find favour with You. (Amen!) And when all is well with them, don’t let them forget you. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

One more prayer very quickly for a lot of people … There are some people here who want to work for God but they say, “We don’t have the power. We want to lay hands on the sick and see them recover. We too want to lay hands on the lame and those who are carried in and see them walk like we’ve seen today. We want the power.” It’s time for you to get the power. Let such people stand and stretch forth their hands. I’m going to ask my Father to anoint your hands so that you too can go and begin to lay hands on the sick and see them recover. But before I pray I want you to promise God that the power He is about to give you, you will not misuse it. You won’t turn it to merchandise. Talk to God! Promise Him!

In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!) My Father and my God! There is a lot of work to be done. We want to win fifty million souls to You in one year. We need power to do it. These Your children said they are ready to work but they need power. Because you see Your Word says without signs and wonders they won’t believe. Father, all these hands that are stretched to You – anoint them! (Amen!) Through these hands Lord, begin to perform signs and wonders! (Amen!) In such a way Lord that several people will come and say, Jesus! is Lord! Let it be so in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) From now on when these hands are laid on the sick let there be instant recovery in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Now lay those hands on your head first. Just pray for yourselves for one minute. Let the power begin with you. And then tomorrow you can begin to lay hands on other people and you will have fantastic testimonies. Thank You Father! Blessed be the Name of the Lord!

Very quickly, I want to pray for a very special group of people and I want you to join me in praying for them as they come. I will call all of them together so that you won’t know who is who among them. So if you are one of them come quickly because of time. You see we want to finish in the next few minutes so that, say by three o’clock I want you to begin to go because the crowd out there is tremendous. And I don’t want us to cause another traffic jam. I know some of you are here to stay on camp, which is very good, but there might be a few that still have to go to Lagos and them come back…

Now listen to me carefully. The Lord said there is someone here, in a dream you saw yourself surrounded by faeces. Everywhere you turn – faeces, big, ugly faeces. And the Lord wants me to pray for you because that is a very bad omen and He wants to solve that problem for you. And the Lord said there’s someone here, you saw yourself covered completely by cobwebs, completely covered by cobwebs… the Lord said that the enemy is just about to move in to finish you and that’s why He brought you here tonight – so He can remove that cobwebs from you. Then the Lord said there is a lady here, that in your dream you saw a snake and that snake entered into your private part and stayed there . So the Lord says He wants to send out that snake tonight. And then the Lord said there’s someone her that you made a charm with a child that was a day old, and since you did, all kinds of problems had surfaced. The Lord said because you are here tonight He just wants to be extra merciful to you and asks you to come so that I can pray for you too. These are the special cases tonight. So if you are one of this group of people come quickly.

I want the rest of us to stretch our hands towards them and just pray that the Almighty God, the merciful God, will  deliver these people completely; that the merciful God will just forgive and set them free, completely …..

Ohh! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Blessed be Your Name Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!) Father, what a wonderful God You are. What a God who can do all things are You. You selected just four cases that You know will cover so many people. Father, I thank You. (Amen!) The Lord said there’s someone here, and said, God why don’t You mention my case? He asked me to tell you, I have mentioned your case! (Amen!) All these people Father, set them free! (Amen!) Every plan of the enemy concerning these Your children destroy tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)! Whatever the enemy had planted into the bodies of these Your children, uproot them tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)! Father, all these Your children – let it be a new beginning. (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) God bless you, you can go. You can go rejoicing now because God loves you so much. Thank You Daddy. God is good! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Now I want to tell you something that God says He wants to do for everybody here tonight. He said that He’s going to give everybody here tonight three special miracles. So I want to give you time to think because very soon now you are going to ask for your own. You will ask for them. Only three – not four. So begin to think about those three.

But before you ask for those three – I kind of negotiated with Him and He said that if a child is grateful for what is done yesterday he will receive more. So I said, “Daddy, please let us change the programme slightly then – let’s do our thanksgiving first before we ask for these three things. Give us an opportunity to show our gratitude for what You have already done before we then go ahead and ask for those three things. I don’t know about you. I think I have seen God on the move here tonight in a very big way. And you wait, we will show you something before we go, you will see how many people He had healed tonight very, very soon. If it does not surprise you then nothing can surprise you – when you see it.

But in the meantime those of us who want to be really grateful to God as the elders would say – when you pour water ahead then you walk on wet ground. Let us get ready to pour water on the ground. Ushers are you ready to help us. Let us thank God in a great way right now and after that we will ask for those three special things from the Lord……

One of the signs of those who are sanctified is that they know how to praise God .. Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) … Not more than three. Only three. Stand on your feet and ask for those three things. Within three minutes. Go ahead talk to God now.

In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Daddy, because you asked me to tell them to ask, I’m confident You knew what they were going to ask for before they asked and that the mere fact that you asked them to ask is evidence that You have already answered. (Amen!) Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Almighty God before the end of this month all these three things Your children have asked for – let them become testimonies! Let them become testimonies! Let them become testimonies! Father, receive their thanksgiving offerings. (Amen!) Bless it. (Amen!) Use it for Your glory. (Amen!) And as far as these Your children are concerned, don’t let them ever know poverty again in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Father, You promised and You have fulfilled Your promise that this Convention is one we will not forget in a hurry. Glory be to Your Holy Name! Those who may have to go one place or another before they come back in the afternoon, go with them. (Amen!) Let them return in peace. (Amen!) Those of us who are staying behind, let the miracles continue. (Amen!) Thank You Daddy! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Now, I want you to be seated There is only one more ‘Alleluia’ now that will be shouted and that is by only those who had been healed tonight because if I ask you to come forward, this place won’t contain you. So those who have been healed tonight, physically, shout “Alleluia!” (Alleluia!) Glory be to God!

Glory be to God!

Glory be to God!!!                                                         Pastor E. A. Adeboye

HANNA’S PRAYER

7th of September, 2001

I know there is someone here tonight who will never weep again. (Amen!) If you are the one Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) I am serving a God of miracles, I know, yes I know. (Amen!) That’s a song you can only sing if you know. I’m talking of myself. I say I am serving a God of miracles. If you are not sure you don’t need to sing it; but I know the God I serve, I’m serving a God of miracles, I know, yes I know…..

The brother who spoke before me has said quite a lot of the things that I want to say – Glory be to God! This is the ninth month of the year. It is the month of special miracles. There are a lot of people here tonight who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb. There are some of us who are not physically barren but we are financially barren. There are some who are spiritually barren. There are some who students who are mentally barren. And this night is the night of fruitfulness. (Amen!) It’s a night of joy. (Amen!) It’s a night of breakthrough. (Amen!) Let me hear somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Let’s go before our Father, the God of miracles, the only one who can do great things. Baba baba baba, ese o baba a wa dupe baba….  Jehovah you are the most high, You are the most high God ……. Let’s just go ahead and worship the Almighty God Let’s worship the King of Kings!! Let’s worship the I AM that I AM! The Ancient of Days! Let’s bless His holy Name! Let’s magnify His Holy Name! Let’s praise Him! Let’s worship Him! He’s worthy to be praised! He’s worthy to be adored! He’s worthy to be magnified. Let’s praise Him! Let’s worship the Almighty God Thank You Father! Let’s open our mouth and praise the Almighty! He’s worthy!  He’s worthy! He’s worthy of our praise! He’s worthy! He’s worthy of adoration! Give Him all glory! Give Him all honour! Give Him all adoration! He’s worthy! He’s worthy! He’s worthy! Praise Him! Father, we worship You! We magnify Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Lord! We will always lift You high! But there’s no one like You Lord! Take all glory! Let Your Name  be glorified! Let Your Name be glorified like never before!

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Ancient of Days! Thank You the I AM that I AM! Blessed be Your Name! We will always glorify your Name! Yes, we will praise You! The whole world will hear and they will glorify Your Name with us. Blessed be Your Name! Thank You Lord!  In Jesus’ mighty Name we have worshipped! (Amen!)

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, an old enemy is about to rear his head again. The Lord asked me to tell you, I will crush the head. (Amen!).

Father we want to bless Your Holy Name tonight because we know You are going to do marvelous things in our midst. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)  Lord we are here for You and we know You are here for us. We are here in faith and we know we will not go away empty-handed. (Amen!)  Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Father, take control! (Amen!) Glorify Your Name. (Amen!) Do more than we can hope for (Amen!) and at the end of everything Let Your Name be glorified in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

I want you to shake hand with one or two people and tell them: “This night is my night! This night is my night! If you believe that shout Alleluia! God Bless you, you may be seated!

Let’s open our Bibles to 1 Samuel 1 I’m reading from verse 9-20. I think the Yoruba readers will just follow along with us. 1 Samuel 1:9-20:

9 So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of the LORD.

10 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.

11 And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.

12 And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli marked her mouth.

13 Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.

14 And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee.

15 And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.

16 Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.

17 Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition (Amen!) that thou hast asked of him.

18 And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad. (somebody will never weep again tonight (Amen!))

19 And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the LORD remembered her. (the Lord will remember somebody here tonight (Amen!) )

20 Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD.

In this story that I’m sure you know very well, And if you like you can read the whole story from verse one to the end, the Bible says there was a man called Elkanah, he had two wives. That’s a problem on its own but we won’t talk about that tonight. Now the first – one of the wives had children and the second one had none. Now this man was a very good man. He loved his wife. Even though she had no child he loved her. As you see in verse 5 any time he wanted to give something to the wives he gave a worthy portion to Hannah the barren woman. And this man was constantly going into the temple to worship God. And in the house there was war for Hannah. Hannah was always having problem with the other woman. Any time she was moving about the other woman will say, “What are you doing in this house. What is value of a tree without fruits?” All of you that people have been calling trees without fruits you will laugh last. (Amen!)

And then one day they went to worship the Lord as usual and this time Hannah refused to eat. She decided to fast. Something within her just told her ‘Enough is enough!’ And for somebody here tonight ‘Enough is enough!’ (Amen!) You know I’ve said it before. Your miracles will only come when you are determined to take it by force. As long as you are willing to tolerate sickness, sickness will remain with you. As long as you are willing to tolerate poverty, poverty will remain. As long as you are willing to tolerate barrenness, barrenness will be there! But one day you will wake up and say, “No, no, no, no! I refuse to continue!” For example, I’ve made up my mind, I will not suffer any more. The way you said it shows that you are not serious. Say it loud and clear!

This woman made up her mind and said, “This time, this particular visit…. this particular Holy Ghost Service I’m not going unless God answers.  The husband said, “Let’s eat!” She said, “You go and eat my own problem now is not food. The husband said , “why are you sad? Am I not more than ten children to you?” The woman said, “I don’t have time to argue with you. Otherwise I would have told you. Husband is one thing. Children another.” So she knelt down before the Almighty God and held on to God and began to pray and she prayed so violently that even nobody could hear her voice anymore, only the lips were moving. Now there are some people who believe that is excuse for silent prayer. You don’t fully understand what happened here and I will explain tonight because tonight we are here to pray. We are going to pray until every wall of Jericho will fall. We are going to pray like we have never prayed before so we are going to get the kind of results we have never got before. (Amen!)

Years ago I was visiting one of my daughters and it was the day of circumcision of one of the sons that was born in the family. And she said, Daddy than God you are here at least you’ll be praying when they do the circumcision.” And I was there! That was the first time I saw it happen. I saw the nurse putting a clipper to clip the section of the flesh that they were going to cut off. At that stage the child began to cry and the mother put the breast in the mouth and that kept the baby quiet a little. Then I saw the blade. As the blade cur off the flesh the child threw away the breast and began to cry. And as the midwife continued to cut off what she wanted to cut off, the noise got louder and louder and louder and then finally it was time to put iodine or something. Ah when they threw that thing on the baby. He was still crying but there was no sound. The cry had reached a pitch where no sound was coming. The agony was so much that he was crying. You could see every part of him vibrating but there was no sound coming. That was the kind of prayer Hannah prayed, That is the kind of prayer somebody’s going to pray tonight. (Amen!) And the Almighty God is going to answer. All those who have been mocking you, very soon they will be laughing with you. (Amen!)

Then there was a man of God sitting down there in the temple who didn’t understand what was going on. He thought Hannah was drunk. Oh yes she was drunk. She wasn’t drunk with wine she was drunk with sorrow.  She was drunk with all the problems she had been carrying over the years. . So he said to her. When will you cease to be drunk in the temple of God?” She said, I’m not drunk the way you think. My heart is overflowing with sorrow.” The man of God said, “I’m sorry.” And he said, “What you have asked from God you will receive.” (Amen!) I am praying tonight that every prayer you will pray tonight will become a testimony. (Amen!)

Let me go quickly over this story in details. because in the story of Hannah there are many actors and there might be many of us in our lives also, there are several actors. Oh there might be some of us who are not having any problem with the fruit of the womb. But we know someone in the family with the problem. And there are some of us our problem is not even the fruit of the womb like that but we’ve been working all these years and we’ve been making fruitless efforts and this is a special Holy Ghost Service for fruitfulness. (Amen!) From now on we shall be fruitful. (Amen!)

Take number one, the husband of this woman. He loved her. He was very generous in dealing with her but he cannot open her womb. There had been a case like that in Genesis 30:1-2 It was the story of Jacob and Rachel and Rachel was barren and there was another woman in the house who was producing children like rabbits. So one day Rachel returned to Jacob: Give me a child or I die! And Jacob said, “What are you talking about? Am I God? Only God can give children. Only Jesus is the One who said, I can open and no man can shut. I can shut and no man can open. And in the mighty Name of Jesus, every womb that had been shut shall be open tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) This husband loved the wife but he cannot replace children. Oh yes, he said, am I not more than ten children unto you? Husband is one thing, children is an entirely different matter. It is only in very special cases that you hear a man calling his wife ‘Mummy’. No, no, no you call her my wife. It is children who call their mother, ‘Mummy’. Those of you who have been looking for people who will call you Mummy from your own womb, nine month from now your prayers will be answered in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Companionship is one thing, fruitfulness is another thing. There are many of us who have good friends but we have problems they cannot solve. We have friends who are rich, who say anything you need come and ask me as if we are going to be beggars for life. No, no, no, let them be rich. I want to be rich also. The elders have a saying. Eating together is not sweet if one party hasn’t got anything. I want you to prosper but I must prosper also.

How many of you are going to say bye-bye to poverty? You better say it loud and clear. The elders have a saying. They say the dog that is full does not play with a dog that is hungry. You say, “Don’t worry. Children don’t matter.” And you have six of your own. And you say I shouldn’t worry. Thank you very much. I will not worry but I ‘m going to have six of my own also. This is the husband. Loves the wife. Wanted to be everything unto her but there is a limit to what he can do. He can plant the seed but he cannot cause it to germinate. The Bible tells us that Paul may plant, Apollo may water. It is only God that gives the increase.  And today I m saying in the mighty name of Jesus Christ all of you who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb as soon as your husband plants the seed this time around. It will germinate in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) What is not possible with man is possible with God. In Mark 10:27 the Bible said with man this is impossible but not with God because with God all things are possible. And Luke 1:37 it said With God nothing shall be impossible. That’s why I want you to say loud and clear: My own will not be impossible with God.

I’ve seen people who have said, we are friends, I am here for you…..” You are here for me, You have six cars and I am catching a bus! You say no problem, any time you need a car just phone I will send one. No, no, no, let’s do it this way. Any time you need a car, phone me!” I refuse to be empty! Say it loud and clear. I refuse to be a failure.

When I was in the University, several years ago, almost 40 years ago now, our coach in sports said to me one day, “Don’t believe them when they say that all that is important is just to take part nit to win because that’s what they always tell you to comfort you when you fail. He said if all that matters is competing – that it doesn’t matter whether you win or lose, how came that they don’t give medals to those who lose? He said, “Listen to me young man. Makeup your mind not to be a loser.” And I made up my mind from that day and I know some people will join me today, I refuse to be a loser. Say it loud and clear. I refuse to be a loser.

There was a good husband but he didn’t get as far as he should go….. Thank God we have a husband who is the Almighty. We have a husband who can bring water out of the rock. We have a husband who can make a way in the Red Sea. We have a husband who can pull down the wall of Jericho. We have a husband who can tell the sun to stand still. W have a husband who can make the empty full. If you know the name. Let me hear the name loud and clear. Oh thank you very much Lord.

The Lord said there’s a lady here each time you met with your husband, the fluid always flow back. The Lord asked me to tell you, next time it won’t flow back. Oh Glory be to God!

The Lord said there’s a woman here, recently, recently, just a few days ago someone called you an empty vessel. The Lord asked me to tell you don’t worry, you will be full soon.

Now the second actor in this drama is the other woman. The Bible called her ‘the adversary”. Look at it. Verse 6 An adversary is somebody who doesn’t want you to succeed. He’s struggling against you. He’s making sure you won’t arrive. He wants you to be number two when he’s number one. He wants you to be tail when he’s head. Many of us have them around us. In some homes it is relatives. They are the ones asking your husband…you have been married six months, when are we going to name your child?’ What is your business? What’s your business? Or at times it is what you call sympathetic in-laws and yet they are not really sympathetic they just want to cause trouble. Many of them are the ones who will tell you that maybe we should try the herbalist. And there are some of them who are outright enemies. They will come out point blank and say, “We don’t want you in this house!” I want you to know, all of you who are trusting God for the fruit if the womb, those who say they don’t want you in the house, they will be there when your children take over the house. The book of Micah 7:8 says rejoice not against me, oh my enemy. When I fall I shall rise. When I sit in darkness the Lord shall be alight for me. If anybody thinks you are finished. It is the fellow who is finished. If you are connected to my Lord Jesus Christ, even if you are down today, you will rise. (Amen!) I say you will rise. Anybody who says to you there is no hope for you. Anyone who says it is not going to be well with you. Anyone who says you are going to die empty. Tell the fellow, “my future is not in your hands. My future is in the hands of the one whose Name is Alpha and Omega. “

This lady gave Hannah horrors. Anytime she wanted to forget her problem, this lady will remind her. I want you to know that all those who are laughing at you now, one day they will laugh with you. (Amen!).  But the fellow I want to talk about principally of course is Hannah herself. That is the fellow that really concerns us tonight.

Oh Thank You Father! I have told you….. Some of you have heard me share a testimony before… I’ve told you of a woman who got married and the mother-in-law didn’t like her and the mother-in-law went to the market one day. As she was returning this young wife ran to go and meet her and the mother-in-law stretched a loaf of bread towards her and said, take, eat and use it to block your womb!” And the young woman said, “What kind of joke is that?” Unfortunately she took the bread and ate it and from that day she stopped menstruating.  But then one day I was invited to their town to have a programme there. I think it was the second day of the program. I can’t remember fully now – its several years ago. And she was sleeping in the afternoon and while she was sleeping she saw in a dream … some people dressed in white came in, like doctors and they operated her, they opened her womb and they began to pull something like a black rope and they kept on pulling and pulling and pulling and at the end of the rope was a loaf of bread but now very black. They took it away and sewed it back and then disappeared. When she woke up, shivering she discovered that there was blood on the bed. For the first time in several years she had started menstruating again. And now today she is the mother of many children.

Now, the reason I’ve just told you the story is that the Lord has just reminded me and said there is a woman here your case is very similar. He asked me to tell you, your testimony will shake the ground! (Amen!) Thank You Daddy.

Now Hannah. The first thing we need to know about Hannah is that she wanted to be fruitful. There are some barren women who don’t want to have children so there is nothing anybody could do about that one. there are some people who are quite comfortable being a failure. There are some people who are satisfied with a second hand bicycle. There are some people who say, God it will be okay to remain poor so that armed robbers will not pay me a visit. Let me tell you it doesn’t matter how poor you are, when you are traveling on the highway, if the robbers decide to throw stone on the way into the vehicle that you are traveling in, they would have attacked you first before they discover that you have nothing. And I want you to know, how matter how rich you are, if the Almighty God decided to keep you safe no robbers will look in your direction. I don’t know about you, I have decided I will not die poor. Hannah wanted to be fruitful because she wanted to obey the commandment of God: Genesis 1:27 & 28 – the Almighty God said to the first creature that He made – be fruitful and multiply. He wants you to be fruitful so don’t let anyone deceive you that God is the one who is behind your barrenness. He said be fruitful and multiply. Anytime some people come to me for prayers and they say we want the fruit of the womb I say that is easy because the Word of God says, if we pray according to His will, He hears us and if He hears us we know we will get our petition from Him. He’s the one who said be fruitful and multiply, therefore Lord, all we want to do is obey You. And that’s why we are going to pray tonight that we want to be fruitful and we shall be fruitful in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Another thing we notice about Hannah is that she was a righteous woman. There is not a single place in this scripture that says she retaliated when the other woman was fighting against her. No, not a place where she did something to show that she hated the other woman.  She was constantly going before the Almighty God to worship God. And then you wonder if she was a righteous woman, how come then she had a problem? Oh Psalm 34:19 says Many are the afflictions of the righteous but (and that is the beautiful part of it) BUT God delivers him from them all… whatever may be your afflictions from today my Father will deliver you from them ALL (Amen!) because He had said in His Word – Isaiah 3:10 say ye to the righteous it shall be well with him. That’s why I know that my tomorrow will be all right. Tell the fellow next to you: My tomorrow will be all right. My tomorrow will be all right! You see that is why I need to appeal to those of you who are here tonight, who might not yet be a child of God…. Oh, I know that when I get to Redeemed I will have children. If you were here last month, this place couldn’t contain all the women who were barren the year before who brought forth their children. And next year, in the mighty Name of Jesus, I’ve asked God for 20,000 who will come forward with their own children. (Amen!)

But it is only for those who will do the will of God, those who are righteous, those who belong to the Almighty God those who are born again. This woman was not just righteous, she appreciated God, she knew that God was great, she knew that her God can do anything, she knew like Omowale said that my Father can do it! She wasn’t like the wife of David in 2 Samuel 6:20-23, the wife if David, Mical by name, saw David dancing before the Lord and mocked him … look at this King, dancing like a common man… So when David got home, to bless his house, the woman said unto him, “what a useless king you are, dancing like an ordinary human being!” And David aid, “I was dancing before my God, the one who made me king, He’s the one I was praising and you haven’t seen anything yet! I will dance more! I will praise Him more! The Bible then says ,”So Mical died without a child. “She was the only woman in the Bible who was barren, who never had a child before she died because she didn’t appreciate God but Hannah appreciated God, she had faith in God, she knew that God can do anything and Hebrews 11:6 said, without faith it is impossible to please God because whoever comes to God must believe that God exists and that He is a rewarded of them that diligently seek Him. I know there is God. How many of you know there is God? How many of you know that He can do anything. Let me ask a big question now? How many of you know that He will do your own? Then let me hear you shout Alleleuia! (Alleluia!)

Ohhh! Thank You Father! The Lord says there’s a woman here, whenever you are pregnant, then you dreamt and you see something red, the pregnancy will come down. The Lord asked me to tell you that evil dream will never come again! (Amen!)

Another thing about Hannah was, she was obviously sad, she was very, very sad. In fact the husband saw her weeping and said, “Ah-ah why are you weeping?” The woman could have said, “You don’t know why I’m weeping  – after all you have other children calling you ‘Daddy’. I don’t have one calling me ‘Mummy’.” There are some of us here too tonight that every month we have been weeping but let me tell you good news: Psalm 30:5 Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. For somebody here tonight before the sun will rise tomorrow, your joy shall come! (Amen!) I say your joy shall come! (Amen!) The only one who can prevent your joy from coming is the only one who can prevent the sun from rising. And the only one who can prevent the sun from rising is God who made the sun. But that same God said, in John 16:24 He said, Ask till your joy be full. The joy of somebody will full tonight.

And then, another thing about Hannah, was that she fasted. There are some of us who cannot fast at all. The stomach is so paramount in out lives that it has become a God. I don’t know there might be some people that God is going to minister to tonight to fast. You better fast. Because if your belly is the one controlling you, there may be a period when God wants you to pray and the belly will not allow you to pray. You must learn to fast. Every Christian should fast. Don’t let anybody deceive you if they say fasting kills, it doesn’t kill! If fasting kills I should be dead by now. Fasting makes you younger, stronger and closer to God. Learn to fast. She fasted. And after –when your miracle comes you can do all the eating you want to eat. I am not saying that tomorrow you must fast, but if God says fast tomorrow, then fast tomorrow! 1 Corinthians 6:13 It said ‘Belly for food, food for belly…’ It said, “God will destroy both of them.’ Don’t let food become your god. In this struggle to have your breakthrough keep your body under control.

And then another thing about this lady is that she vowed, she vowed. She said unto God. God give me a son.  I will give him back to you. Just like the bishop who preached before me said. Many a time we ask God to do things for us but we have no covenant with Him. We have not told him what we will do in return. God bless me and God will say, “: Why do you want Me to bless you? What will you do with the blessing?” “Well just bless me.” So God will turn to somebody else, “If I bless you what will you do with the blessing?” And that fellow says, “God You bless me and You will see that You have here on earth a divine treasurer!” g wants to bless someone here tonight. He’s going to give children to some. He’s going to give prosperity to some. He’s going to give promotion to some but what will you do when He has done His own? Deuteronomy 7:9 He said, Our God is a covenant-keeping God! Up to one thousand generations of those who love Him.

You probably have heard my story, years ago before I was born again, malaria fever will knock me down at least once a month! And then one day I read in the Bible after I became born again, if you ask anything in My name, I will do it! I said, “Lord, can this be true? If I ask anything…? And a mathematician knows the meaning of anything, if I ask anything in your name, You will do it?” I say I better find out who is talking here. That is in John 14:14 and I read back again and I saw John 14:6 were it said, “I am the Way the truth and the Life.” I know the Truth cannot lie. I opened my mouth that day and I said, “Lord, heal me and I will serve You!” and He healed me that day. And He waited for some years and said, “Now son, the second part of the contract. You asked me to heal you, you would serve me. I’ve healed you, now it is your turn to serve Me.”  That is why I am standing before you here today. I want you to enter into a covenant with God tonight: “God do this for me and I will do this for You.” He’s a covenant-keeping God. Make a vow with Him. Tie yourself to a vow with God and you’ll be amazed at what He will doing return.

And then, talking about Hannah, she prayed. Ah, that’s the big one. Hannah prayed. Hannah did what? Say it so I can hear you. It didn’t say Hannah grumbled. No, it didn’t say Hannah queried God. No, not at all. It didn’t say Hannah went to meet Eli. Not at all. It didn’t say Hannah went to see the GO in the office. What did Hannah do? I can’t hear you. When no man can help talk to God. Pray. God is never on a journey. I came home once and I met a letter. Somebody wrote. GO if you don’t see me today I will kill myself and my blood will be upon your neck. I laughed because the day he was saying, if I didn’t see him, I was in Haiti and when you go to Haiti after you arrive in America you have to take another plane and travel another 41/2 hours. He said, if you don’t see me today I will kill myself and my blood will be upon you!” I came back ten days later and when I saw the fellow I said, “Eh, you didn’t kill yourself?” Go on deceiving yourself there. The GO may travel, the pastor may not be at home, the evangelist may nit be around but g never travels, He never sleeps, He never slumbers, you don’t need to book an appointment to see Him, you can talk to Him now. Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Hannah prayed. That’s the secret of her success; that’s the secret of her breakthrough. She prayed. But you say, “but I have prayed before!” Oh yes, Hannah had prayed before but the Bible says, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, it said pray without ceasing. Keep praying, just keep on praying! Like Omowale said, PUSH! Pray Until Something Happens. If you haven’t got the solution yet that means keep on praying!

Okay she prayed. How did she pray? She prayed intensely. She prayed like Bartimeaeus prayed on that road to Jericho. She cried unto God until God heard. She prayed desperately! She prayed like a man who was drowning! Like Peter when Peter was drowning on the water – when he was walking on water. She forgot everything about being a gentleman. He cried out, “Lord Save me!” The Bible said that when Jonah found himself in the belly of a whale Jonah who had said God, I am not going to obey You. The work You asked me to do, I won’t do it!” When he found himself in the belly of a whale, the Bible said in Jonah 2:2 he said, “From the belly of hell I cry unto You!” There are some of us who know there is nowhere else to go! We have already come to God that this is how far we can go.  Some of us have tried the herbalist. We have tried the witchdoctors; we have tried the medical doctors, we have tried the white ones, we have tried the black ones. Now we have finally come to Jesus and there is nowhere else to go. David said in Psalm 121:1-2 He said I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord who made heaven and earth. Somebody’s going to hold onto God tonight and say, “I won’t let You go! Until You solve my problem I won’t let You go!” Who is going to pray that kind of prayer tonight? Let me hear you say ‘Amen!’ (Amen!) She prayed until she attracted heaven’s attention. She wasn’t the only one praying that day but God heard her. And even though there are hundreds of thousands of us here tonight I know God is going to hear someone. Who is that someone? Let me hear you say ‘Amen!’ if you are the one. (Amen!)

There are various ways you can attract heaven’s attention. One is that Omowale told you, you can praise Him until He pays attention to you. When Paul and Silas were locked up in prison they praised God until God came down and shook the prison open. Another one is that you can keep on crying unto God for mercy until He will hear you. Of course another way you can attract God’s attention is by giving. Even if it is widow’s mite Jesus will still pay attention but the greatest way you can attract His attention is by coming to Him with rugged faith. Like we have been told tonight if you come to Him by faith you won’t go away empty-handed! Faith is divine currency. What you use to get whatever you want. The centurion came to Jesus Christ in Matthew 8:5-13 He said to Jesus Christ, ‘You don’t need to come to my house. Just speak one word. You don’t need to pray for me until my head is almost lose from my neck! Just speak one word and I know my servant will be well.’ Jesus said I’ve not found such a great faith anywhere else in Israel.

I’m sure many of you will not forget the testimony of a lady who had been barren for fourteen years or so and had suffered a lot from several people and came here and said, “Just let me see the GO from this thing …  if that is the man then I know I will conceive.” She came, she saw and she received. There are some people unless the GO spent one hour praying for me I know I would have had a baby by now. It’s only they won’t let me get into his office! Wicked people they won’t let me go in!” What are you going to do in the office? Is he your husband? No, no, no sit down there and say, Lord! Today, I have enough faith that even as the word is coming out it will go inside me and whatever is hindering my fruitfulness, the Word of God will destroy. If that is your faith that is exactly what will happen to you. (Amen!)

She attracted the attention of heaven by praying intensely, by praying with faith. But let us look at another person in this drama of Hannah. That’s Eli.  Eli was God’s representative. The Bible says in Matthew 10:41, it said if you believe a prophet you will receive a prophet’s reward. If you believe that the man standing before you tonight is truly sent of God you are likely to receive a miracle through him. But if you say, who is the one talking? This is not the son of Adeboye. I remember him.  we were …I remember when he was a lecturer in the University … I know this fellow! This one will pray and something will happen? This fellow? Even Jesus Christ could not perform any miracle, major miracle in his hometown because they all said, “Is this not the son of Joseph and Mary? If that is the kind of attitude you have towards the man of God then I’m sorry you won’t get much. We need to understand something brethren: our God is in the heavens and he does as He pleases. If you agree with that say ‘Amen!’  (Amen!) And once in a while God will just pick up somebody, somebody who is useless, who is not wise, who doesn’t matter and put him up and say this is my representative. Once He says this is my representative. If you love yourself you will listen to what the representative is saying.

Eli said unto Hannah, he said, “What you have asked from God, you have received. “ Adeboye is saying to you tonight, whatever you ask from God tonight you will receive in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Not because I am anything, no, no, you know me, you know the village I come from. I remember there was a time when some people said I don’t eat. You better don’t believe that. I eat pounded yam regularly! …You are supposed to interpret not laugh! …I remember a time when some people said, “Maybe he’s an angel!’ That’s why regularly I stop my car in the streets of Lagos and I buy boli so that they will know. Because angels don’t eat plantain. I am an ordinary man like you! But it has pleased the Almighty God to make me His representative to you. Not my choice but His choice. And I’m standing before you on His behalf tonight. Everyone of you that has been called empty you shall be called full! (Amen!) All of you that had been considered barren, in the name of the One who sent me, you shall be called fruitful! (Amen!) All of you who had been called a failure, from now on you shall become successful! (Amen!) All of you who are tired of poverty, from now on you will begin to prosper! (Amen!)

You see there are some people and the Almighty God I His infinite wisdom, that nobody cam really understand, there are some people will just pick up and say, “From now on you will begin to rule by decrees (Amen!) When you read 2 King 4:8-17, when Elisha called the woman of Shunem and said, “woman, 9 months from now you will have a baby boy, the woman said unto him, man of God don’t deceive me, I’m already too old for that…” What does that mean. It means the woman didn’t even believe but the man of God had spoken, he had decreed. Nine months later a baby boy was born! And tonight I am decreeing barrenness shall vanish. (Amen!)  I say in your life barrenness shall vanish. (Amen!)

Let me continue because of time. Oh Thank You Father! , The Lord said there is a woman here, you have several miscarriages including a sort of twins. The Lord asked me to tell you everything you have lost shall be fully restored. (Amen!)

Now, in this drama, the drama of Hannah, a child was born and the name of the child was Samuel. And as you know, as the mother said, The reason I’m calling him Samuel is because I got him from God. He’s a gift from God. In Yoruba we would probably have called him ‘Oluwafunmi’ ‘God gave me, I asked him from God and God gave me’. There are so many things I can say here but I will be brief.

Number one don’t go and ask a child from the devil because the devil can’t give you a child anyway but if you go through the witch doctor or any other method to get a child, if it’s the devil that gave you the child then you can be sure that the child will be devilish because whosoever gives you the child, that’s the one the child will resemble.

The important thing that I want to bring out to you here was that Samuel was a special child, a child that right from youth began to hear from God. When it is time to pray tonight, don’t ask for just a child, ask for somebody special, especially those of you who have been waiting a long time. You know the elders have a saying: Instead of having one thousand useless children – he doesn’t understand the deep Yoruba. It is enough to have one chosen one, they said because just that one chosen fellow will be far, far superior to one thousand useless ones.

Now Samuel was a chosen child and when you go through the Scriptures you will discover that almost all the children that were born by those who were initially called barren were special children. Isaac, was called ‘Laughter” What a great name! Can you imagine a child whose name is laughter? Today God is going to give laughter to you. (Amen!) Omowale was telling us that it was not only Sarah who laughed, that Abraham laughed too and I was going to say to him, “My son, when God answers the barren, it is not only the mother who will laugh the father will laugh also.” In Your home, from now on there will be laughter. (Amen!) There’ll be laughter for the wife. (Amen!) There’ll be laughter for the husband. (Amen!) Even the children, there’ll be laughter for them.

Or Joseph.  Joseph was also a child born to someone who was considered barren. And you know the meaning of ‘Joseph’? It means ‘God has taken away my reproach’. And every reproach in your life, every thing that is causing people to ask, “Where is your God?” they will disappear tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Or John the Baptist?  He was a child that was born after a long wait.  But Jesus Christ said concerning him in Matthew 11:11, he said of all men born of a woman there has not arisen a greater than John the Baptist. Of all the great men of the Old Testament John the Baptist was the greatest. Somebody’s going to have a great child tonight. (Amen!) Whose child is going to be the greatest? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

And then what was the end result of this drama? As the Englishman would say – all is well that ends well. The Bible says when God turned the captivity of Zion we were like them that dreamed, then was our mouth filled with laughter, our mouth was filled with singing and then the heathen said among them, God has done great things for them. That is going to be the testimony of somebody here tonight. (Amen!)

Now I want to round up this session very quickly and I want to round it up by saying now it is your turn. (Amen!) I say it is your turn for miracles. (Amen!) It is your turn for fruitfulness (Amen!) It is your turn for breakthrough (Amen!) You have wept enough. You have suffered enough It is time now for you to begin to rejoice. (Amen!) How do I know it is your turn? Acts 10:34-35 the Bible says Peter opened his mouth and said, “Now I know that God is no respecter of persons but that in every nation, including Nigeria, all that fear him and do righteousness is accepted of him.” The God that did that of Hannah He will do your own too. (Amen!) The One who did that of Sarah, the One who did that of Rachel, the One who did that of Elisabeth, that God has not changed and He will do your own also. (Amen!) there is only one fellow who could go home the way she came today and that is the one who is not prepared to fear God, who is not ready to walk in righteousness because the Bible says the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. You cannot walk righteousness unless your sins have been forgiven. I said it before, I’m saying it again, a sinner is called a sinner because he sins. A sinner is someone who sins. As long as you are a sinner it is okay to sin. But if you want to get away from sin there is a way. That is why Jesus Christ said if you come to me you become born again. That is why the Bible says if any man be in Christ he is a new creature all things are beconme new. Tonight God wants to do something special. He has the power to answer everybody here tonight. But when a woman came unto Him and said, “I need a miracle!” Jesus said unto her, “I cannot give the bread of children to dogs. I cannot give miracles to those who are not my children!” If you are not ready to be His child; if you are not ready to surrender to Him, if you are not willing to be born again, if you come next year you will see all those who are here carrying their babies and you will say, “What happened?” And we will say, it is not our fault, it is not the fault of God, you are the one who failed to surrender to Him. If you want Jesus to answer you tonight and you are not yet born again. You have to make up your mind that you want to surrender to Him, you want to be born again, you want to do His will from now on. And if there is anybody like that that you are not sure of your salvation and yet you don’t want to go away empty-handed tonight and you want to surrender your life to Jesus I want you to come forward now. …… If you want to surrender your life to Jesus.

If you are tired of barrenness, if you are tired of failure, if you are tired of fruitlessness and you want to surrender your life to Jesus, begin to come now. He will save your soul, ,He will forgive your sins, He will wash you in His blood and He will give you a brand new beginning. And I begin to count now 1.. 2… 3…  and as you come begin to cry unto the Almighty God and say, “I’ve come to surrender my life to You. I want You to save my soul. I want You to forgive my sins. I want to do Your will! Father please forgive my sins, I’ve come to surrender to You tonight” 4 now… As you come begin to pray. Don’t wait for anybody else. It is between you and your God! And remember you cannot deceive Him. Begin to talk to Him from the bottom of your heart. The Bible says you cannot continue in sin and expect grace to abound. Call on Him now and say, “Father, Save my soul! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me! “ 5 .. Now the Lord is waiting for you – ready to receive you, ready to save your soul, but you have to come to Him, you have to cry unto Him and ask Him to be merciful unto you! 6 now You must hurry up if you know you are coming! This is the day of salvation – He wants to save your soul, He wants to be merciful unto you but you have to come to Him, you have to surrender to Him. He loves you that’s why He brought you here tonight. 7 now He promised He said whosoever will come unto me I will in no wise cast out. Come unto Him now! He will save your soul, He will forgive your sin but you must cry to Him from the bottom of your heart. Many of us are where we are today because of the sins we have committed because we have not done the will of God but tonight He is willing to forgive, He’s willing to forget. If you come to Him He will be merciful unto you, He will wash you in His blood. He will make you clean. Come unto Him now. Come unto Him now! 7 now… Oh yes cry unto Him! Say Lord, Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me! Save my soul! Save my soul! Lord I need You Lord! Wash me in Your blood! 8 now The gates of mercy are still open. Come unto Him now and ask God to be merciful unto you. Open your mouth and pray. Save my soul! Lord Ah Lord Save my soul! Forgive my sins and I will do Your Will. I will do Your Will from now on. I’m tired of living in sin. I’m tired of a life of fruitlessness.  I’m tired of barrenness. Save my soul! Lord Save my soul! Save my soul! Save my soul! Save my soul! 9 now 9 This is the final call. If you know you want to come to Him you better come now! This is the time to come to Him before it is too late. He will save your soul. He said whoever will come unto me I will in no wise cast out. Come unto Him now! Oh yes, call on Him for salvation, call on Him for salvation! He will save your soul. He will be merciful unto you. Yes Lord Thank You Jesus! ….. Oh save my soul! I will glorify Your Name. Thank You Jesus! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father, we thank You oh Thank You Father! The Lord asked me to hold on. He said there are still some people out there in the congregation who are not yet born again and they are sitting down there! He asked me to count to 10 one more time. I pity those of you who are concerned. If I were like God I wouldn’t stop. I mean if I were just me, I won’t stop. If you are not sure of your salvation; if you are still living in sin and you are there a day like this will never come again in your life.  I am going to count up to ten and I am not going to be slow. If you don’t get out before I say 10 it is up to you! 1. 2. 3. 4. … Look at them coming! 5… 6… When the Almighty God brought you here for a special encounter with Him and you heard all you heard and you still sat down there! 6 … the choice is yours. You want to die in your barrenness, that’s your choice. If you want to die in your failure, that’s your choice; if you want to die in your fruitlessness – that’s your choice! 7 now O Lord thank You, thank You for Your mercy. Thank You for Your patience! 8 now Blessed be the Name of the Lord! And as you come begin to cry unto Him and say Lord,: I ask for Your forgiveness, I ask for Your mercy! Save my soul! Save my soul! Save my soul! Save my soul! Please just save my soul! Lord Wash me in Your Father! Save my soul! Save my soul! From now on I will do Your Will Thank You Lord! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father we want to thank You one more time Later on tonight we are still going to call on You but right now we are saying Father, every area of barrenness in our lives. Attend to them tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) We are praying Lord God Almighty that when the time for testimony comes, none of us will be found wanting in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Praise the Lord! Alleluia!

Pray not talk about it but to pray. So I want you to tell the fellow next to you: “If you don’t want to pray maybe you need to get away from me now because tonight is my night, I am tired of suffering now. So I want to pray. If you don’t want to pray get away from my side.”

Now the first prayer we want to pray is that we want to thank God for life because when there is life there is still hope so let’s thank God that..  Lord I thank You that I’m still alive. I am still breathing. Whatever may be the situation now I know my tomorrow will be all right because I am still alive Father I want to thank You! I want to bless Your Name!  I want to thank You because I am alive! I know I’m still breathing! Oh Yes, I know the devil has lost the battle over me because the devil did not kill me before today.  Ah, I want to thank You Lord, I want to Thank You In spite of everything that the enemy has done I am still alive. I am still in the land of the living! Oh I bless Your Name Lord! I just want to thank You . I want to give You all glory. Thank You for life. Lord I thank You! Thank You because I’m alive. Thank You because I’m breathing. Thank You because the enemy has not been able to kill me! And because the devil failed to kill me before now, oh the devil has lost the battle. So I thank You Lord that I am alive! I bless Your Holy name! You are the Almighty! I know You can do anything. I know You can do anything. I know You can do mine so I am thanking You in advance. I just want to bless Your Holy name! I know that I will have my breakthrough tonight. Because I am alive ; because I can still talk; I can still pray I know all will still be well. Oh I want to bless Your Holy name! Thank You Lord! Thank You, for Your Goodness! Thank You for Your mercy! Thank You for keeping me alive! Thank You because the enemy has pursued me but they have not been able to catch up with me! I bless Your Holy Name. Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now, the next set of prayers, if you like pray them like ladies and gentlemen if you like you pray them like those who want to take the Kingdom of God by force. The next one is, Father I know we are many here tonight but pay attention to me! Pay attention to me tonight Father I am here Lord! I need Your attention tonight! I know there are many people here. Oh yes there are many people here who are Your children but I need Your attention! Heavenly Father, I need Your attention tonight! Pay attention to me tonight! Pay attention to me tonight Lord! Oh, I know there are hundreds of thousands here tonight but I need Your attention! Father I need Your attention! Pay attention to me tonight! Pay attention to me tonight! That’s why I’ve come Lord! I need Your attention tonight! I need Your attention tonight! My Lord and my Saviour! I need Your attention tonight! Pay attention to me tonight! Almighty God Pay attention to me tonight! …Thank You Jesus! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Brethren the Bible says if you ask anything in my Name I will do it. That’s the promise of the Lord Jesus and it is not possible for Him to lie – it is the truth. That’s why I want you to open your mouth loud and clear and say Father, I don’t want to be fruitless anymore. I want to be fruitful – physically, mentally, financially, spiritually – I want to be fruitful, I don’t want to be fruitless anymore – oh yes Lord, I don’t want to be fruitless anymore! I don’t want to be a failure! I want to be a success! I want to be head, I don’t want to be tail. I want to be abundantly fruitful. I want to be fruitful in every sphere of my life! Physically! Spiritually! Mentally! Financially! Ministerially! I want to be fruitful! I want to be fruitful! That’s my desire O Lord! I want to be fruitful! I want to be fruitful! I want to be abundantly fruitful! Yes Lord, I want to be fruitful in the morning, I want to be fruitful in the afternoon, I want to be fruitful all the days of my life. I don’t want to be fruitless. No, no, no, I’m tired of fruitlessness. I’m tired of failure Lord! I’m tired of anything below average! I want to be super! I want to be abundantly fruitful! I want to be head. I don’t want to be tail. O Lord God Almighty You are the One who said I should ask! I ask for abundance of fruitfulness! Oh yes Lord! In every facet of my life I want to be fruitful! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! Glory be to God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now barrenness comes in various forms but whatever form they may come they are mountains to be surmounted (Amen!) and the Almighty God had already promised us that if we have faith and we doubt not we shall say to the mountains, mountains, be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea and it shall be so. Today, you know the area of your own barrenness and you are going to command that mountain in the name of Jesus to move and say, “Mountain of barrenness move in the mighty Name of Jesus! I command you in the name of Jesus move! Move! Move! Move! Move! I say Move! Mountain of barrenness in the mighty name of Jesus! Move! Move! Now! Move! Now! Mountain of barrenness I command you now! Now! Every mountain of barrenness in the life of every child of God here, I command you in the mighty name of Jesus! Move! Every area of barrenness in my life, every mountain of barrenness in the Ministry that God had committed into my care, I command you move! Every mountain of barrenness in my family – Move! Move! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now there are certain things that are impossible with man but with God all things are possible. There are certain enemies. Certain forces of darkness that we might not be able to fight on our own but there is someone called the Lord of Hosts! He has never lost a battle so you are going to cry to Him: Father, every enemy standing in the way of my fruitfulness, let God arise, let His enemy be scattered! Father, rise, fight for me! Rise Lord! Fight for me Lord! Enemies I cannot conquer  – fight for me Lord, let God arise and let my enemies be scattered tonight! Rise O Lord! Lord of Hosts! Rise on my behalf! … Thank You Lord of Hosts! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

The next prayer is for only a few of us. The prayer is – Father, I have no one else but You. I have no defender except You. Every reproach in my life, all those things in my life that could cause anybody to say where is my God – take them away tonight! Take them away! I have nobody else but You! There is nowhere else for me to go! I have come to the last bus stop. I lift my eyes unto You O Lord! From where else can my help come? My help can only come from You O  – You made the heavens! You made the earth! Take away all my reproaches! Take away all my reproaches – physical, mental, spiritual. Take away all my reproaches O Lord, take away all my reproaches I have no other help but You…Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now we come to the awesome moment my Daddy is here already, no doubt about that. I now want you now to be very specific in your next prayer. Those of you women who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb, tell God exactly what you want  – boy, girl, a set of twins… Those of you who want promotion, those of you who want breakthrough tell Him; those of you who want increase in your anointing tell Him – go ahead talk to God now, talk to God, talk to God…..

Thank You Father! Glory be to God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now before I pray for you I want You to make a covenant with God now. Hannah vowed a vow and God took that vow seriously and that very day her prayers were answered. What will you do for God if He answers all your prayers tonight? Talk to Him, quietly on your own for 2 minutes. Talk to God. If all my prayers tonight become testimonies, I will do this and this and this for you Lord. Settle that with God now……Thank You Jesus! Alleluia in Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father, the hour has come. We are here and You are here. We are here to hold on to You Father, and we are here with determination. Father we are not going unless You bless us – bless us tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Everyone of Your children here that had cried to You now, everyone that is truly born again that had cried to You tonight answer them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Any form of barrenness in the life of any of these people remove tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Daddy I stand before Your people as Your representative to them and I stand before You as their representative to you. My own special request tonight is that every request of these people will become testimony now in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Father, if You do it for them, my joy will be full. That’s all I want therefore Father, anyone here tonight who is a true child of God that is trusting You for the fruit of the womb, nine months from today let there by shouts of joy in their homes. Anything that is standing in the way of their fruitfulness destroy in Jesus name! Destroy in Jesus name! Destroy in Jesus name! If there is any agent of Satan that says that these Your children will not be fruitful, paralyze such in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Paralyze such in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Every child of God here tonight Father, give them a breakthrough (Amen!), give them a breakthrough, (Amen!) Father, give them a breakthrough, (Amen!) Thank You my Daddy. Thank You for hearing me! Thank You because I know it is done, glory be to Your Name in Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

I want you to listen carefully. If you are one of the people concerned, you come right to the front here. Those who are still being ministered to they can continue where they are being ministered to but if this one concerns you then you come to the front here.

The first one God says there’s someone here you struggled with another lady over a man, a husband, as a result of which you charmed the other fellow and that fellow went mental but just before he went completely mental he pronounced a curse on you and the Lord says the curse are in two parts. The first part of it says you won’t have a child and that if you ever have a child that child will go mad. Now God says you are already here tonight so you are going to have a child. Now in order that that child may not go mental, that’s why He said you should come forward so we can break the second part of the curse. That’s case one. If you are one of those just come forward and stand before us here.

The second one, He says there is someone here who tied the womb of the daughter –in-law and now that fellow had repented, he’s now born again but cannot untie what he or she had tied. Now the Almighty God said if you come today He’s going to empower you to untie what you had tied. That’s the second one.

The third one, the Lord said there’s someone here – I guess it could be a man or a woman – He said there’s someone here who has broken many hearts by disappointing and disappointing, by promising to marry and then disappointing, promising to marry and then disappointing…  The Lord says I should tell you that unless you come out tonight there are a mountain of sorrow waiting for you.

Those are the 3 categories. I will count 1 to 10 If you don’t come out by then, it will be too late. 1, 2, 3, 4… 5…. 6 …. Thank God we serve a God who knows what no man else knows. Thank God that His mercy is higher than the heavens. Many of the people standing before me did what they did in the time of ignorance and now God has decided to show mercy tonight. 7 now. God says I’ll be merciful unto whom I will be merciful and I will show compassion on whom I will show compassion. One of the beauties of Christianity is that it doesn’t matter what you have done in the past, the blood of Jesus can cleanse from all sins.  8 ….  9….

Now those of us who have come forward let’s just call on the Almighty God and say, “Father, just be merciful. Just be merciful. Just be merciful. When I was with Satan I did the things that Satan wanted me to do. Now I have come to You Lord – be merciful. Be merciful Lord! Be merciful! I am sorry for what I did in the past. Please be merciful Lord be merciful! I’m only asking for mercy this morning, mercy Lord, mercy Lord! Mercy! Mercy Lord, mercy.. That’s all I’m asking for mercy! Mercy Lord Mercy! Be merciful unto me Lord! Be merciful unto me! I’m asking for mercy this morning. Merry! Mercy! Mercy Lord! Mercy! That’s all I’m asking for mercy! Be merciful unto me Lord! Be merciful! Be merciful Lord! Be merciful! Be merciful Father! Be merciful Lord! Be merciful! Be merciful Father! Be merciful! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

My Father and my God I want to thank You that You can look into this huge congregation and pick out these special cases. Thank You for being a merciful God. Thank You because when You forgive, nobody can retain sins. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)  Because it has pleased you My Father and my God to bring out these special cases – You called them and they came out – forgive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Don’t ever remember their sins in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Every curse that had been placed on these people I declare broken in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Everything that they have tied in the evil way, I decree untied in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Every mountain of sorrow waiting for them I command goes into the sea in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Thank You! My Daddy Glory be to Your Name! in Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Now you can go and sin no more and Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia’ for what God has done.

Isn’t the Lord good. The Theme for the Holy Ghost Service will be the Turning Point. If I were you I will even bring my enemies so that they too can have turning point and become my friend. So October Holy Ghost Service will be the Turning Point. You never can tell. October being the special month for Nigeria it might be the special month for Nigeria too!

I have announced about the Crusade in November. I am telling you one more time.  It is a programme we support fully especially because the preacher is an Indian. That means he’s from a third world country and is in the same category as us here. Some of you know my friend and son Stephen who is an Indian too and he used to say, India maybe far from Nigeria but Indians and Nigerians I think they drank from the same mother’s breast. They have so many things in common. If you know what I mean so this crusade we want to support to the best of our abilities that is the reason why the November Holy Ghost Service is not going to be here, it’s going to be in Lagos at the crusade ground. But next month we will tell you more about that. Don’t forget we have a goal to win 50 million souls before next August. All you have to do is win 2 souls a week and we shall get more than 50 million. All we want you to do is talk to 3 people everyday about Jesus – one in the morning, one in the afternoon, one in the evening. That’s all. You can be sure you will win 2 of the 21 you speak to in one week. So don’t let go that assignment. It’s a big one but just like Omowale said, “Baba le se” Daddy can do it.

The Congress, the Holy Ghost Congress in December begin to pray towards it now because it is going to be the greatest thing you have ever seen in your life thus far! Now if you have friends who want to come from abroad, that’s why I want to talk about it now – last week when I was in London somebody wanted to book a flight to Nigeria for that period. They told her every airline is fully booked! British Airways, Swissair, KLM, Lufthansa – mention – they are already fully booked so if you have friends that want to come maybe you better tell them they can check Ghana Airways, and check South Africa Airlines maybe those two there might still be room for one or two. If they delay they will listen to the programme from video. The whole world is coming so we better get ready – the Lord is going to do marvelous things here in December.

An information reaching me said that there is someone who is circulating prophecies amongst people claiming that they came from Pastor Adeboye. If you get any of those papers burn them! I don’t write prophecies to people. I don’t write prophecies to collect money. I am not even a prophet. I’m a Pastor. It’s just that once in a while I hear from my Daddy that’s all. If anybody uses my name to ask you to give him money or anything like that just hand over the fellow to the police please. Of anybody say I sent him or her to you for any kind of help at all, ask me. I’m not dead! Ask me before you begin to release your money or your property. I’m not asking you to phone because some of them now use telephone and when they ring the phone they say, “oh you want to speak to Daddy?” Don’t use telephone come to the office and find out.. Don’t worry God will deal with all of them. I just don’t want you to lose unnecessarily.

And then finally there is one of these so-called magazines that has been writing a lot of lies about me for some time.  I think they call them City People or something. They’ve written some funny things which I’ve ignored. For example they say my first son is not a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God – I didn’t bother myself about that. I know he’s a deacon in the church so that doesn’t bother me but the latest one they wrote is a serious one. They said somebody had given me a wristwatch which cost 32 million naira! They said the next time you see Pastor Adeboye watch his hand, he’s wearing a wristwatch that costs 32 million naira. The most expensive wristwatch that I have is less than 10,000 naira. If somebody gives me a wristwatch that costs 32 million naira what do you think I will do with it?…. Thank you very much! I will sell it immediately and use the money for missionary work. In fact let me tell you a secret. If I die today and I’m not dying today, and you put a 32 million naira wristwatch on my hand, I will wake up. Why?  Because I will know that is God’s way of saying, “Wake up, sell the watch, continue with your work. The only reason I’m talking about it at all is because some very important people are already believing the story! If you have that kind of money instead of buying a wrist watch bring it to me there are people in Zambia, Uganda, Congo who are seriously crying for help, where we have our churches and we need to send help to them. Don’t believe these liars. Don’t worry we will do something about them soon. But my Lord is good. I say my Lord is good. (Amen!) I’ve never prayed for a 32 million wristwatch. There are things I can pray for that will cost 32 million no doubt but it will be for the work of the gospel

The song is longer than that but I just want to read 1Samuel 2:1-5

And Hannah prayed and said my heart rejoiceth in the Lord. Your own heart will also continue to rejoice in the Lord. (Amen!) She said, My horn is exalted in the Lord, She said my mouth is enlarged over my enemy so shall it be for you in Jesus’ name. She said because I rejoice in thy salvation. Then she sang that song that we all know so well. There is none holy as the Lord for there is none beside thee, neither is there any rock like our God. And then it went on to say in verse 5. it said they that were full have hired out themselves for bread and they that were hungry ceased.  From now on those of you who were hungry you will never be hungry again. (Amen!)  And then she says, so that the barren have born seven. Who is she talking to here now? Who is the barren who is going to born seven. Let me hear you say ‘Amen’ (Amen!)

Now in this song of Hannah the first one I want to point out to you quickly the first one is that God is holy. He’s a holy God and a holy God will not lie. God is not going to lie to you today. The Bible says in Numbers 23:19 It said that God is not a man that he should lie, neither the son of man that he should repent. It said, “Has he spoken and has he not done it?” If He has said something then it is settled. One of the things He has said this night is that there is someone who will never weep again. (Amen!)

And then the second thing here it said is that the barren has born seven. You know one of the people who came last month who had been barren I think for about 19 years came with a set of twins! And then I was told that even one of them had been barren 12 or 15 years and came with a set of triplets! If that woman gets pregnant one more time then you know the house will be full and so will be your case in Jesus Name.

And so we find here a woman singing what I call ‘a new song’. The first time she was singing in the temple and Eli was thinking she was drunk she was saying my heart is full of sorrow but this second time now she’s singing I that used to be barren I have become the mother of seven. I am praying tonight that everyone of you here will have a new song (Amen!), a new song of victory, a new song of fruitfulness, a new song of joy.

Now this lady praised God because of what God had done for her. But there is something better than praising God after He has done something for you. It’s to praise Him even before you see the miracle He wants to give you. When Jesus was talking to the brothers of Lazarus in John 11:40, when he was talking to the sisters rather, the sisters of Lazarus; He said I told you if you believed you would see the glory of God. There is somebody here tonight who has already believed and will see the glory of God. (Amen!) I am one of them. Because I know that next year now you will surround me again with many, many children.  I didn’t hear your amen to that one. And the children will be your own children not adopted children, your own children. (Amen!)

So we want to thank God now in advance for what we are expecting to see from Him.. We want to thank Him for all the breakthroughs He has given us tonight. We want to thank Him for the thousands of souls that have been saved tonight. We want to thank Him because there are many of us here who will never weep again. We want to thank God that there are many of us that the devil thought will die poor that from now on we will begin to succeed so we are going to get ready now and the ushers will attend to us and I believe the band is not tired and the Almighty God will continue to be their strength and I pray for anointing for the drummer that he will drum better next month. Let somebody praise the Lord for the bandleaders. So we thank the Almighty God now and then after that we will listen to only about 2 testimonies. We will remain seated as we dance and give our thanksgiving offering and if you hear your name you come forward to share your testimony.

….. There is someone who lost her husband in1996 and now the Almighty God has brought the husband back. There’s another one that barrenness separated her from her husband and now because of a prayer that we said in the year 2000 the marriage was restored and a baby boy now has been born … and on and on and on but those three we will listen to them after we finish taking our thanksgiving offering.. Over to you….

Samuel Oyekan …The summary of the testimony of this man is that the man was dead and God of Peace brought him back to life and so he is admonishing us that the Lord God can do it also in our life. He’s thanking God for bringing him back to life. He died God sent him back to life with a message to you – that we should press on He is on our side. Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

I am Rev. Ayo Oduwoni. I attended the last Covenant Convention in this church. To be precise that was the night of the deliverance service. Our Daddy in the Lord said that the miracles of tonight will be so numerous. Then I said well my rheumatism of the past 50 years I’m leaving it behind here and I’m not going home with it and so it was. The second testimony happened last August too, August 24th. That was the day in the programme that we have in our state, Lagos State 3 – Evangelism. I was going with this bag with my wife and it contains my Bible. The file of the inauguration of the elders was there. Behold I left it in the bus. We walked some distance about 100 metres. My wife said. Where is your bag. I said, Oh, I forgot it in the bus. She said, Let us go to Mile 2, or Orile or Oshodii maybe we can find the bus. I said no, this is one of the distractions of the enemy let us go for evangelism. I said they will bring the bag back. She said, “Who will bring it? “I said, “Anyone who comes in contact with this bag will bring it back because my Bible is in there. “And ion Sunday 26th they brought it to our church, Covenant Hall, Iba Estate. Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord! My name is Mary Graham. I want to thank God for what He did for this my son. We came for the Convention. I came on Monday He had some little bit of temperature. By Friday he could not walk again. He is 2 years. He’s been walking since 10 months. So he couldn’t walk again. A sister got to know about it, informed the husband who is a minister. He prayed and anointed him during the Holy Ghost Service that night he was so restless I was advised to take him to the clinic. When he went there the doctor inspected him she said she didn’t know what is wrong with him. I said okay God knows. I brought him back here. Throughout that period of Holy Ghost Service I didn’t remember praying other prayer than God healing him but by Saturday it was worse. The Daddy said, “Good for you, you did not immunize him. Now he’s lame.” But I said, “no, you are wrong.” God in whose presence I am is the God who works against natural law that even if I’ve not immunized him he’s not going to be lame. All throughout that Saturday he couldn’t walk, Sunday he couldn’t walk. I refused to tell anybody because I didn’t want anybody to distract my attention. I refused to tell anybody. But when we were preparing for service I was just led to tell a sister and when I told that sister the spirit of God told me that that was a witness against the devil because God is going to heal that boy. So when we came here during the service… as he was just about rounding up he said that there are some people who said if only the Go would pray for me. He prayed a prayer and I just hold on to one of his prayer points. He said, God, if there is anything that will make one to be ashamed remove it and anything that will cause people to ask where is your God remove it. And when I went home that’s the whole thing I held on to… and now the child is walking again. Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Now you are going to prophesy for yourself before I offer the final prayer. You are going to stand you are going to mention you name and you are going to say form now on you are going to go from fruitfulness to fruitfulness. In other words you ‘ll say, “Adeboye, from now on you will go from fruitfulness to fruitfulness “. Go ahead prophecy to yourself! Prophesy to your children. Prophesy to your wife. Prophesy to your business. Prophesy to your church make it loud and clear. Adeboye from now on you will go from fruitfulness to fruitfulness! Your wife will go from fruitfulness to fruitfulness! Your children will go from fruitfulness to fruitfulness! Your family will go from fruitfulness to fruitfulness! The Redeemed Christian Church of God will go from fruitfulness to fruitfulness! The nation of Nigeria will go from fruitfulness to fruitfulness! All those who are precious to me will go from fruitfulness to fruitfulness! So shall it be In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed!

So Father we want to thank You. We want to give You glory for a wonderful night. Thank You for souls that were saved. Thank You for the people that were set free. We thank You Lord God Almighty because from now on barrenness will become a foreigner to us.. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Receive the offerings of Your children. Bless it Lord. Use it for Your glory and even as they have prophesied to themselves, so let it be in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) And as Your children will be going, go with them. (Amen!) Every evil on the way we cancel in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) On your way you will meet with peace (Amen!) At home there’ll be peace waiting (Amen!) Each time I hear from you it will be good news. (Amen!) And in the Kingdom of God you will not be found wanting. (Amen!) So shall it be in Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

 

Alleluia!

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

THE TURNING POINT

5th of October, 2001

 

…..I want you to lift up your voice to the Almighty God and cry to Him and say

, “Tonight, Father, change my situation!” Open your mouth and pray ! Tonight Father, change my situation, every hopeless situation in my life, change them tonight! Every door that had been shut against me, open them tonight! Lord God Almighty! Change my situation tonight! Change my situation tonight! Make the impossible possible tonight! Bring me out of prison tonight! Almighty God Shake open the prison doors tonight! Lord God Almighty everything that was planned for evil concerning me, change them tonight! Change them for my good! You are the Almighty! You can do everything. I cry unto you tonight! Change my situation! Change my situation for the better! Change my sorrow to joy! Change my darkness to light! Oh Almighty God! Change my situation tonight! Stretch forth your mighty hands and shake open every door that had been shut against me, every foundation of prison – shake them loose O Lord! Shake them loss O Lord! Shake them loss O Lord! Shake them loss O Lord! Every destiny that is evil in my family – change them tonight Father! Change them tonight! Change them tonight! Almighty God I cry to you tonight! Stretch forth your mighty hand and fight my battle for me. Come to my rescue! I have no one else but You! Fight my battles for me tonight! Change my situations! Change my situations! Change my situations Lord! Change my situations for the better! Change my darkness to light! Tonight Lord, Lord God Almighty! Right now as I pray, change my darkness to light! Change my darkness to light! O Lord! Break down every prison door that had been shut against me! I cry unto You tonight Father! Change my situation! Glorify Your Name in my life tonight! Change my situation! Turn the tide! Turn the tide! Turn the tide O Lord! Turn the tide O Lord! Turn the tide O Lord! Turn the tide O Lord! King of Glory! All those things that I’ve been waiting for, let me receive them tonight! Let me receive them tonight! Let me receive them tonight! That’s why I’ve come to pray Lord! I’ve been praying! I’ve been crying unto You! Let me receive results tonight! Let me receive results tonight! Let me receive results tonight! Let me receive results tonight! Let me receive results tonight! Almighty God! Let me receive results tonight!

If you love Nigeria let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) If you believe that prayer can change things even in Nigeria let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) For the next thirty minutes or thereabout we want to talk to God about Nigeria. The prayers we are going to pray tonight may not be the kind of prayers you are used to but then the Word of God says the Kingdom of God suffereth violence – the violent have taken it by force.

Our first prayer tonight is to thank God for Nigeria. But for the prayers of the saints that the Almighty God had graciously answered there’d be no Nigeria today. Let’s just thank the Almighty God and bless His Holy Name.

Father we thank You for Nigeria. We magnify Your Holy Name for this nation. We thank You that in spite of everything that the devil had tried Nigeria is still standing today. We want to bless You Lord. We want to give You all glory. We want to give You all honour. We want to give You all adoration for our nation Nigeria. We bless You Lord! We bless You Lord! We bless You Lord! In the mighty Name of Jesus we want to thank You! Thank You for Nigeria! Thank You for keeping this nation as one. Thank You Lord God Almighty for Your goodness for Your favour; for Your compassion; for answered prayers concerning Nigeria. Ohh! What a great God You are! What a great God You are! We love You Daddy! Thank You for Nigeria! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Father! Thank You for helping us, Thank You for keeping us one, Thank You for all the victories that You have given to us; Thank You for answered prayers concerning this nation! Thank You because You are a faithful God! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! But for You there’d be no Nigeria today! And if there’s Nigeria there would have been no peace – so we want to thank You Lord for answered prayers! Thank You that when we called upon You You answered us. What a great God You are! What a faithful God You are! What a loving God You are! What a marvellous God You are! What a powerful God You are! Thank You for this nation. Ohhh! we bless Your Holy Name! Thank You for all that You’ve done for us in this nation! Thank You for all the prayers that You have answered! Thank You that You have proved again and again that You are a faithful God! Thank You because we know that You always answer prayers! Lord God Almighty we thank You, we bless Your Name; we give You glory; we give You honour; we give You adoration; we say let Your name forever be glorified. Thank You! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Thank You for Your faithfulness. Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

We want to thank God for our government – the President, the Ministers, the Governors , the Commissioners, the Councillors – all those who are in authority.

Let’s thank God for their lives, lets thank God for those who are put in authority over us. Let’s thank God for their lives – let’s thank God for keeping them alive, let’s thank God for standing by them, for supporting them, for granting them journey mercies; let’s thank Him that as they go up and down God was with them. They are carrying a very heavy burden. Let’s thank God that God is helping them to carry the burden. Let’s thank God for our President; thank God for all the ministers. all the members of the House of Representatives; all the Governors; all the Commissioners; all the Members of the house of Assembly; all the Councillors – let’s thank God for all of them. Let’s thank God for their lives. Let’s thank God for divine support Let’s bless the name of the Lord for their protection. Without the Almighty God supporting them we would have failed. Let’s pray that the Almighty God will accept our thanks over them. Thank You Father! We bless Your Holy Name for all our rulers – every one of them from the highest to the lowest. Thank You for Your faithfulness. Thank You for supporting them. Thank You for helping them to carry the burdens of this nation. Oh we bless Your Name Lord! We give You glory; we give You honour; we give You adoration! Thank You Father! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now finally let us thank God for the army, the police, the customs officers, the Judiciary, the traditional rulers, all the lecturers in the Universities, all the teachers in the secondary schools, the primary schools, all the doctors, all the nurses. All the civil servants, all those who make Nigeria work! All the pastors, let’s thank the Almighty God for all these people, all the people who keep Nigeria rolling; all those who keep Nigeria moving – the Army, the Police, the Customs, the Judiciary, the Civil Servants, the teachers, the nurses, the doctors, the pastors – all those who keep this nation moving. Let’s thank God for them; let’s say “Lord, we bless Your Holy Name, we thank You for all these people who have contributed one way or the other to the smooth-running of this nation – these people without whom there’d be no nation. Everyone of them Lord we thank You for their lives. Thank You for Your support! We thank You for everything You have done to help them. We thank You for all the people, great and small, that are contributing one way or the other to the smooth-running of this nation. We want to bless Your Name Lord. We just want to say Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Thank You! Again and again and again for all that You’ve done. Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Father! Glory be to God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

ght now we have thanked the Almighty. We can now go to Him and ask for some things. The first thing we are going to ask is that all the enemies of Nigeria, small or big, whether in government or out of government, before the end of this month, we want all of them consumed. Open your mouth and pray!

Every enemy of this nation, every enemy of Nigeria, whether in government or out of government, small or big, before the end of this month Father, we want them consumed – every one of them, every enemy of our nation, every enemy of this nation, my Father and my God, small or big, wherever they may be hiding, whether in government or out of government, every enemy of this nation Father, before the end of this month we want them consumed, completely, completely, completely! Almighty God You are the Lord of Hosts, we pray Lord God Almighty every enemy of this nation before the end of this month Father, let them be consumed. We are asking that You move fast Lord. We are asking that You move in Your own supernatural way. Every enemy, every enemy of this nation wherever they may be, wherever they may be hiding – in the mighty name of Jesus, before the end of this month – let them be consumed, let them be consumed. let them be consumed. Yes Lord, in the mighty Name of Jesus – every enemy of this nation wherever they may be, big or small, wherever they may be hiding, let them be consumed completely, absolutely, every enemy of this nation within or outside the country Lord God Almighty, every enemy of this nation, before the end of this month, let them be consumed, let them be consumed. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Then you are going to pray that every demon causing accidents on our roads in the mighty Name of Jesus let the fire of God descend an consume them all – open your mouth and pray!

Every demon causing accidents on our roads, my Father and my God, send down your fire, let your fire consume them! Every demon that is causing accident on our roads my Father and my God send down Your fire, let Your fire consume them! ….Every demon causing accidents on our way – my Father and my God send down the

fire of the Holy Spirit! Let the fire of the Holy Spirit consume all these demons…. Thank You Jesus! My Father and my God Blessed be Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

 

Now we are going to pray – all those who are engaged in armed robbery and those who make life insecure in Nigeria – if they don’t repent within one week – Father, deal with them. Let’s call on the Almighty.

All those who are engaged in armed robbery, all those who endanger the security of life in Nigeria, if they don’t repent immediately Father, deal with them Almighty God deal with them! If they don’t repent Father, deal with them, deal with them Yourself. You are the only one who can handle the situation. Deal with them Lord – Anyone that will not allow there to be security in this nation – my Father and my God, all those who are endangering lives in this nation – deal with them Lord! Yes Lord! Deal with them completely… take all the glory for it Lord! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Brethren, there is enough money in Nigeria to make everybody comfortable but some people have stolen the money and some are still stealing the money. We are going to pray,

Father all those who have stolen Nigeria money and are still stealing Nigeria money – stretch forth Your hand compel them to vomit. Let’s call on the Almighty – all those who have stolen our money and all those who are still stealing our money, stretch forth your mighty hands O Lord compel them to vomit, compel them to vomit. We have suffered enough Lord – come to our aid! Come to the aid of the common man.. All those who have stolen our money and all those who are still stealing our money – stretch forth Your mighty hands and compel them to vomit. Whatever method you want to use – just compel them to vomit – that Your Name might be glorified! That Your Name might be glorified! Ohh … that Your Name might be glorified! Set forth Your mighty hands! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now let’s call on the Almighty God for peace, progress, security In Nigeria

O Lord, let there be peace, let there be progress, let there be success, let there be security, let there be joy, let there be abundance … O Lord God Almighty let there be prosperity in our nation help us Lord let there be peace, let there be peace, let there be peace and progress and prosperity and joy and abundance. Lord God Almighty and security and harmony.. Let Nigeria become a land flowing with milk and honey! Bless our land O Lord! Bless our land O Lord! Bless our land O Lord! Bless Nigeria O Lord! Bless Nigeria O Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

 

Now we are going to pray for all those who are in authority that God will give them divine wisdom and guidance and that He will put His fear into them.

If there is anyone of them that does not fear God the Almighty God should replace. Just give them wisdom, give them understanding so that they will lead us aright. Plant Your fear in their hearts O Lord! Let’s call on the Almighty God .. Father! We commit all government into Your hands, from the President to the youngest councillor – give them wisdom, give them understanding. My Father and my God guide them – put Your fear in them, let them rule us with the fear of God. If there is anyone of them that does not fear You Father then replace such a fellow. O Lord God Almighty we call on You in behalf of Nigeria tonight, on behalf of all our governments. We ask for wisdom and understanding and guidance

and the fear of the Lord. Let it be well! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

The Bible says if You are willing and obedient you will eat the good of the land. I want you to pray for yourself now and say Father, I want to eat the good of this land. One way or the other bring the good of this land to me! Open your mouth and pray:

I want to eat the good of this land. I am willing, I am obedient – I want to eat the good of this land. This is a blessed land Lord and I also want to eat the good of this land – legitimately I want to eat the good of this land, in a divinely ordained way, I also want to eat the good of this land. I want to eat the good of this land, Father! Work it out Father! Arrange it my Father and my God, that I too will eat the good of this land. I want to eat the good of this land, Father. Help me Lord God Almighty help me so that I too will eat the good of this land. Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now I want you to pray for every Nigerian and all those who love Nigerians. Pray that it will be well with them. Let’s talk to the Almighty God.

Every Nigerian and all those who love Nigerians. Within and without, Father, let it be well with them. Let them prosper. Wherever they may be – all who wish Nigeria well, let it be well with them too. Every Nigerian – young and old, male and female, at home and abroad, – Father let it be well with them. All those who love Nigerians and all those who love Nigeria, all those who wish Nigeria well – let it be well with them also – let them prosper – let them succeed. Let it be well! Let it be well! Let it be well! Let it be well! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Finally, Nigeria has just celebrated her forty-first anniversary. Why don’t you talk to God and say,

God give me an anniversary present and an anniversary present O Lord, even as Nigeria is marking her 41st anniversary, give ma an anniversary present. Something special, something that I will remember some time back. Thank You Jesus! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Give me an anniversary present Lord, something to remember this period by to the glory of Your Holy Name. Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father we thank You for Nigeria. We thank You for our governments. We thank You for all You’ve done for us just now. Thank You for 41 years of nation hood. Thank You for all the ups and downs that we have been through. Thank You that You are the One who brought us thus far. Thank You for answered prayers. Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! Father, Nigeria is Yours. We know You can defend Your own. Fight for Nigeria. Defend this nation. All those who hate this nation – deal with them (Amen!) All those who love this nation – bless them. (Amen!) Anything that will come to stand in the way f the progress of this nation and anyone who may want to stand in the way of the progress of this nation and any demon that may want to stand in the way of the progress of this nation – Father, deal with them (Amen!) Without exception deal with them – (Amen!) This month in particular – deal with them. In this nation let there be peace. (Amen!) Let there be joy. (Amen!) Let there be harmony. (Amen!) Let there be progress. Let there be prosperity. (Amen!) Let there be security. Bless this nation O Lord and glorify Your Name. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ ((Alleluia!) Good. That’s for Nigeria. Now it remains you. Shake hands with one or two people. Tell them it’s going to be a new day. From now on it will be a new day. If you believe that let’s go before our Maker and worship the Only One who can turn night to day.

There is none holy as the Lord, there is none beside Him…holy, holy, holy, holy, holy is the Lord … I think Your Father wants to hear your voice so we will ask the instruments to be quiet for a while and you just go ahead and sing unto your Daddy – just your voice alone! Just think of a song of your own and sing unto your Daddy! Just sing, sing unto Him. Bless His holy Name with a song …… Alleluia! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! …. In Jesus’ mighty Name we worship! (Amen!) In Jesus’ mighty Name we worship!

(Amen!)

Brethren if your knees are paining you you may sit down because daddy says tonight He wants to listen to your praises. So I don’t know how long this is going to take. If your knees are paining you, you can sit down until He says we move on to the next thing. And He says you don’t have to depend on instruments to praise Him; you don’t need anybody to lead you so the choir will do their own thing. The band will not play. It’s you and God now. Just sing unto Him. One song after the other. One song after the other. One song after the other. This is going to be a wonderful night. Oh let’s just keep praising Him … Blessed be Your name, blessed be Your Name, blessed be Your name O Lord …. Thank You Father! Alleluia! Father Thank You! Saviour! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we worship! (Amen!)

The Lord says there’s someone here tonight, there were 3 major problems that followed you here today. The Lord asked me to tell you before Sunday they will all be gone.

The Lord says, that many of you who have prayed and you have not received an answer, He said that what He has been waiting for is that instead of asking, asking, asking, that you should just praise Him

.So let’s go ahead and just praise Him a little more! Let’s magnify His holy name! Let’s praise Him! Just keep on praising Him! Sing unto Him! Sing a new song unto Him! Magnify His holy Name – He’s going to surprise us tonight! Oh yes Lord, we will sing, we will magnify Your Holy Name …… In Jesus’ mighty Name we worship! (Amen!) Amen! (Amen!)

The Lord says I should tell you brethren that there is someone here tonight, He says, His anointing will be so heavy on you that the enemies will just have to let you go. (Amen!)

Let’s just go ahead and praise Him a little more! Let’s magnify His Holy Name a little more! Let’s worship the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords! Say, Thank You Daddy, we bless Your Holy Name! What a mighty God You are! Blessed! Blessed! Blessed be Your Holy Name! You reign supreme! Oh what a mighty God we serve. What a glorious God You are! Blessed! Blessed! Blessed! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! … We will praise You forever! We will magnify Your Holy Name! We will adore You! We will lift You high! You are worthy to be praised! You are worthy to be adored! You are worthy to be magnified! No-one like You Daddy! All power belong to You. Oh! be Thou exalted O Lord above the heavens. Let Your glory be above all the earth. Blessed be Your Name forever! Thank You my Father! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Alleluia Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we worship! (Amen!) In Jesus’ mighty Name we worship! (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ ((Alleluia!)

Let’s be seated. Glory be to God. I knew this Holy Ghost is going to be different. It’s going to be different for me. I didn’t hear you.. Say it as if you mean it because this is going to be the turning point in my life. We’re going to sing. I’m going to teach you a song that God gave me very early this morning. I should have guessed then that we’re going to do a lot of singing today. Somebody’s going to go home singing a new song today. (Amen!) The chorus goes like this

. A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King …. I’ll sing it again. Don’t bother to interpret yet – A living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King…. You want to try? Go ahead! 3-4 … A living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King…. That’s very good! One more time! A living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King…. Good! Sisters only… A living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King…. Ah God bless my daughters! (Amen!) Good. Now brothers – A living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King…. Good. God bless my sons too. Everybody together now – A living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King…. Good! Now that’s the chorus. When I start leading I will sing one line then you will answer and your answer will be a living song to my King – And then I will sing another line and then you will answer – a living song to my king. For example: I will sing and praise the Lord (a living song to my King) The Lord has given me a melody (a living song to my King)

Good! Let’s repeat that one now.

I will sing and praise the Lord (a living song to my King) The Lord has given me a melody (a living song to my King) Now then we sing the chorus…. A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King…. All right let’s try the first two now. If you get that one the rest will be easy. We start with the chorus:

A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King.

Very good! Did you get it? Very good! Now, I think the sisters only will sing with me now. They’ll be the ones who’ll be singing the choruses and answering and we’ll see how it goes.

Thank You Daddy! Daddy says as of now 3000 people have been healed.

Tell the fellow next to you: I am going to sing my way to victory tonight. So sisters now come along with me: 3-4

A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King

 I will sing and praise the Lord (a living song to my King) The Lord has given me a melody (a living song to my King) A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King.

 I will dance and clap my hands (a living song to my King) The Lord has given me the victory (a living song to my King) A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King

 I will shout ‘Alleluia’ (a living song to my King) The Lord turned my captivity (a living song to my King) A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King

 Praise the Lord, ‘Alleluia’ (a living song to my King) I will praise my Redeemer (a living song to my King) A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King.

 Let us praise and magnify, (a living song to my King) Lord of Lords and King of Kings! (A living song to my King) A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King

All right sisters. Give the Lord a big hand you did very well. Thank You Father!

 The Lord said there’s a sister here, you have lost several children because of premature contraction, The Lord asked me to tell you the next pregnancy is going to be a bouncing baby boy. (Amen!) Thank You Daddy!

Now brothers are you ready to sing? Let’s show the sisters we can beat them. 3-4

A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King

 I will sing and praise the Lord (a living song to my King) The Lord has given me a melody (a living song to my King) A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King.

 I will dance and clap my hands (a living song to my King) The Lord has given me the victory (a living song to my King) A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King

 I will shout ‘Alleluia’ (a living song to my King) The Lord turned my captivity (a living song to my King) A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King

 Praise the Lord, ‘Alleluia’ (a living song to my King) I will praise my Redeemer (a living song to my King) A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King.

 Let us praise and magnify, (a living song to my King) Lord of Lords and King of Kings! (A living song to my ‘King) A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King

Alleluia! Daddy says there’s a brother here, your family has written you off as a no–gooder who can never do well. The Lord asked me to tell you, you will still be the star of the family. (Amen!)

 

We will sing that song together very soon. I can feel the presence of God here tonight like I’ve never felt it before. God is going to do something special tonight. Now for those of you, the Yoruba listeners, I’ve tried to translate that song into Yoruba and find that I can’t do it in letters but I’ve done it in Spirit

.: Orin ope orin ayo, orin ope si oba mi, Oluwa funmi lorin ayo orin ope si oba mi .. You want to try that one? Orin ope orin ayo, orin ope si oba mi, Oluwa funmi lorin ayo orin ope si oba mi Let me hear that one : 3-4 Orin ope orin ayo, orin ope si oba mi, Oluwa funmi lorin ayo orin ope si oba mi

Emi o ko orin ayo orin ope si oba mi Oluwa funmi lorin didun orin ope si oba mi, orin ope orin ayo orin ope si oba mi, Oluwa funmi lorin ayo orin ope si oba mi

 Emi o jo, ma pate owo, orin ope si oba mi, Oluwa funmi niyi segun orin ope si oba mi, orin ope orin ayo orin ope si oba mi, Oluwa funmi lorin ayo orin ope si oba mi

 Emi o ki ‘Alleluia’ orin ope si oba mi, Oluwa funmi niyi dande orin ope si oba mi, orin ope orin ayo orin ope si oba mi, Oluwa funmi lorin ayo orin ope si oba mi

 Yin Oluwa Alleluia, orin ope si oba mi, emi o yi olu gbala orin ope si oba mi orin ope orin ayo orin ope si oba mi, Oluwa funmi lorin ayo orin ope si oba mi

 Je ka jo yin ka gbe ga, orin ope si oba mi, oba awon oba ni, orin ope si oba mi, orin ope orin ayo orin ope si oba mi, Oluwa funmi lorin ayo orin ope si oba mi

Alleluia! All right so if you don’t even know all the details at least you can sing the chorus and if you don’t know the chorus just hum along with us or ‘ha’ it – God understands. Right everybody are we ready now?

A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King

I will sing and praise the Lord (a living song to my King) The Lord has given me a melody (a living song to my King) A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King.

 I will dance and clap my hands (a living song to my King) The Lord has given me the victory (a living song to my King) A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King

 I will shout ‘Alleluia’ (a living song to my King) The Lord turned my captivity (a living song to my King) A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King

 Praise the Lord, ‘Alleluia’ (a living song to my King) I will praise my Redeemer (a living song to my King) A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King.

 Let us praise and magnify, (a living song to my King) Lord of Lords! and King of Kings! (a living song to my King) A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King

Alleluia! Thank You Father!

The Lord said there’s a woman here, the pregnancy in your womb is now in the tenth month, the enemy has decided you will never deliver, The Lord asked me to tell you, you’ll be singing a new song soon. (Amen!)

O Father we just want to bless Your Holy Name tonight. Have Your way Lord. Just do it the way You want. Just let there be a turning point for all our lives. Thank You Daddy! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen!

Open your Bibles to the

Book of Ruth, chapter 3 from verse 1 to 18. Now I know many of you don’t know where Ruth is. If you know where Judges are or you know where 1 Samuel is and in between the two of them you will find the Book of Ruth. Ruth 3 When you find it day Amen! (Amen!) If you are yet to find it say, “Wait for me!” Between the Book of Judges… Thank You Father!

 

The Almighty God said tonight will be a night of joy like you have never known before. (Amen!)

I receive that Daddy.

 

Ruth chapter 3. When you find it now say ‘Amen!’ (Amen!) If you haven’t found it now say Oh me!’

.. Ruth 3 : I will read from verse 1-18 in English:

 

1

Then Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee?

Then Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee?

2

And now is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens thou wast? Behold, he winnoweth barley to night in the threshingfloor.

3

Wash thyself therefore, and anoint thee, and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee down to the floor: but make not thyself known unto the man, until he shall have done eating and drinking.

4

And it shall be, when he lieth down, that thou shalt mark the place where he shall lie, and thou shalt go in, and uncover his feet, and lay thee down; and he will tell thee what thou shalt do.

5

And she said unto her, All that thou sayest unto me I will do.

6

And she went down unto the floor, and did according to all that her mother in law bade her.

7

And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of corn: and she came softly, and uncovered his feet, and laid her down.

8

And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself: and, behold, a woman lay at his feet.

9

And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman.

10

And he said, Blessed be thou of the

And he said, Blessed be thou of the

11

And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman.

12

And now it is true that I am thy near kinsman: howbeit there is a kinsman nearer than I.

13

Tarry this night, and it shall be in the morning, that if he will perform unto thee the part of a kinsman, well; let him do the kinsman’s part: but if he will not do the part of a kinsman to thee, then will I do the part of a kinsman to thee, as the LORD liveth: lie down until the morning.

 

14

And she lay at his feet until the morning: and she rose up before one could know another. And he said, Let it not be known that a woman came into the floor.

15

Also he said, Bring the vail that thou hast upon thee, and hold it. And when she held it, he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her: and she went into the city.

16

And when she came to her mother in law, she said, Who art thou, my daughter? And she told her all that the man had done to her.

17

And she said, These six measures of barley gave he me; for he said to me, Go not empty unto thy mother in law.

And she said, These six measures of barley gave he me; for he said to me, Go not empty unto thy mother in law.

18

Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall: for the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day.

 

(Amen!) Jesus Christ will not rest until He has settled your matter today. (Amen!) You know the story of Ruth. Ruth had known better days. She was sitting down in her city when a family came and before you knew what was happening she got married into the family. Oh it was a wonderful day when she got married. But then suddenly things started to change.

 

The first thing that happened that was a shocker to her was that the father-in-law died and while she was trying to overcome the grief of that the brother-in-law died. When she was trying to adjust to that her own husband died. “Haa! What’s going on?” Then the mother-in-law said, “I think I better go home. I came here with three men – my husband, two boys, they are all dead – I’m going home.” As they were going, Ruth and her sister-in-law were going with the mother-in-law and they got to the gate of the city and the mother-in-law said, “Why are you following me? I have no other boys for you to marry. I have no husband myself and I’m too old now to produce more children. And even if I can produce children now are you going to wait until they become grown and then marry them? No, my daughters go home!” And the next fellow to Ruth said, “Well, thank you Mama, I think I will take your advice.”. So she turned back and left. And then the mother-in-law turned to Ruth, “Go too! What are you waiting for? Why are you wasting.. Are you going to waste your life? Go! Go back to your idols! Go back to your gods!” And Ruth said, “Don’t waste your time mama, I’ve made up my mind. I’m going with you. Wherever you go, that’s where I will go. Where you die, that’s where I will die. Your God will be my God. Your people will be my people.” Then the mother-in-law said, “Well, if that’s your decision … let’s go.” Ruth clung to the Holy One of Israel. Many of you as we cling to Jesus Christ tonight the tide will turn for you. (Amen!)

 

There might be some of us here tonight who are going through serious troubles, I want to assure you – my redeemer liveth! I say my Redeemer liveth! And as long as He lives, it’s going to be well with you,. So they came to the town. There was no food. So the mother said to her. “I think you better go and look for something for us to eat.” And it was the practice in those days, that whenever somebody’s harvesting in his farm, anything that falls down from the hands of the harvesters – they never pick it up so that poor people can come from behind and pick those remnants. And so there was this man called Boaz, a very wealthy farmer. And so Ruth had been going there to pick up whatever falls on the ground. And Boaz told those people there: “Take note of that lady – make sure you drop something on purpose for her.” From tonight onwards Jesus will on purpose drop some miracles for you. (Amen!)

 

And then it got to a stage the mother-in-law said to Ruth, “You are a good girl, you are faithful, you are virtuous, you are loyal, I think I better do something about your case.” And said to her, “You will go to the farm of Boaz and just watch what is going on –don’t show yourself. Let him eat and drink and enjoy himself very well and then watch where he lies down. as soon as he’s sleeping – go very quietly, remove a little bit of his dress and lie down at his feet.” God is going to do something about you tonight. (Amen!) I think that your days of sorrows will be over tonight. (Amen!)

 

So Ruth went did everything the mother-in-law told her told and at midnight – at what time? I can’t hear you! – At midnight when the night was darkest, Boaz turned – as Jesus is going to turn towards somebody tonight. (Amen!) When Boaz turned. He saw a woman by his feet and was afraid. “How did you get here?” But he didn’t ask the question, “How did you get here?” He asked her only one question. Tonight Jesus is going to answer you one question. My prayer is that you will answer the question correctly. (Amen!) He asked the lady: “Who are you?” That was the only question he asked her. He didn’t say, “What’s your problem?” He didn’t say, “Where do you come from?” He didn’t say, “How long have you been suffering?” What was the question? “Who are you?” I pray you will answer the question correctly tonight because Ruth answered the question correctly. She said, “I am your servant. I am your handmaid. And now I want you to cover me.” The Almighty God will cover someone here tonight. (Amen!)

 

The rest of the story you know I’m sure.- the man said – “Don’t be afraid. All your fears are over now and by tomorrow you will cease to be widow. You will cease to be poor. . You will cease to be lonely. Your situation will turn for the better.” (Amen!) Who is God talking to by the way tonight? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia’ (Alleluia!)

 

Now I’ve told you the story because I don’t know how far the Holy Spirit will allow me go tonight in teaching before he takes over. All I know if He likes He will allow me to teach. If He likes He may just say “Stop” And then we begin to sing again and before we know it He will turn the tide.

 

But let us begin to look at the steps that you must take so that you get to your turning point.

 

The first thing is counsel.. The counsellor in this case was Ruth’s mother-in-law who was trying to be a matchmaker between Ruth and Boaz. And that tells you straight away that Naomi is no other person than the Holy Spirit as far as we are concerned. In

John 16:13 & 14 Jesus Christ Himself said concerning the Holy Spirit, “He will guide us.” He will guide us into all truth. He will tell us the steps to take. And then He went on to say that the Holy Spirit will glorify Him, Jesus. That is the work of the go-between, the matchmaker – is to guide the Bride-to-be and to glorify the Bridegroom-to-be. The Holy Spirit is going to give you counsel tonight! (Amen!) I pray that you will listen carefully to that counsel. (Amen!) Because it is one thing to receive a good counsel, It is another thing to take the counsel. The mother-in –law of Ruth told her what to do so that her life will change completely. Ruth said, everything you have told me, that is what I will do.”

 

The Word of God says in

Isaiah 1:19 It said if you are willing and obedient then you will eat the good of the land. It is only wise people who take good counsel. That’s why the Bible says in Proverbs 4:7 wisdom is the principal thing. More than anything else the Almighty God said wisdom is very crucial and that means when God gives you advice you take the advice. The Bible made it clear that Jesus Christ, the One that is also called the Counsellor’, is also called ‘the Word of God.’ It says, “In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God’ And it said, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. That’s John 1, verses 1 and 14. Everything you need so you can reach your turning point is in the Word of God. And if you will obey what God asks you to do the tide will turn for you tonight in Jesus’ Name!

(Amen!)

 

Now what are the things that Naomi said Ruth should do? Number one she said Wash yourself.” “If you are going to meet somebody who is going to be your future husband, you must go clean. Every one who wants a turning point in his or her life must be washed in the blood of Jesus. In

1 John 1:7 the Bible made it clear that it is the Blood of Jesus that cleanses from all sins.

 

Years ago when I came to the Redeemed Christian Church of God, when a problem pushed me to the church and I came expecting because they told me – oh the prayers there is sure fire! If they pray for you – oh, your prayers will be answered immediately! “Your problems will be over soon”. And so I came.

 

And when I came, the building was a very ramshackle one and I was a lecturer in the University. We used to go to the Cathedral! And I only entered that place because the problem that was bigger than I was pushing me. And instead of them dealing with my problem, they started asking me, me, me, to confess my sins – me to confess my sins! me to forsake my sins! These ignorant people! I mean you could just take a look at them and you know that all of them are ignorant! They don’t know philosophy. They don’t know sociology. They don’t know psychology! They don’t know all the ‘ogies’! And then they were now talking to me, a lecturer in the University, asking me to repent of my sins! I said it’s not your fault, it is what brought me that brought me otherwise what will I be doing in the company of ignorant people like these?

 

Ohhh! Glory be to God! I Thank You tonight Lord!. But one day the Almighty God decided that I had suffered enough. Somebody will go home tonight singing a new song! (Amen!) Suddenly it just clicked in my mind. What’s wrong with you? What is wrong with you? These people are not asking you for money! If they had asked for money, I would have given them. They asked you to surrender to your Maker. You are suffering and you are pompous with your suffering! They asked you to confess your sin and repent!. That day I surrendered. The Almighty God washed me in His blood. I became a brand new creature. That was the turning point in my own life. And since that day the point that kept moving upward and upward and upward, All of you who are here tonight and are not yet born again listen to me.

 

That’s step number one. You must wash in the Blood of the Lamb. There is no other way.

If you are looking for a miracle and you don’t want to forsake your sins. It is not miracle you want – it is magic. And if you want magic – go to the devil. He will give you all then magic that you want and he will roast you in hell at the end of the day. Thank God that the blood of Jesus cleanses from all sins. All of you who had already washed in that blood, let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

 

The next thing that Naomi said that Ruth should do is anoint yourself. Not only wash yourself, you must anoint yourself. Salvation is step number one. Anointing comes next. Why must you have contact with anointing tonight?

Isaiah 10:27 says that it is anointing that destroys yokes. Every yoke in your life standing between you and your turning point shall be destroyed tonight in Jesus’ Name!

(Amen!)

 

Anointing can come in various ways. In

Matthew:1-3 When a leper came to Jesus Christ and fell at His feet and said unto Him – If thou will thou can make me clean” Jesus touched him. He anointed him by His touch. Tonight Jesus will touch you! (Amen!) His anointing will touch you! (Amen!) And anointing can come another way. You yourself can get contact with the anointing of God by seeking the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ said in Acts 1:8 It said you shall receive power when the Holy Ghost is come upon you and then you will become a witness. When the power of the Holy Spirit comes on you tonight you will have something to say! You will have stories to tell. You will have miracles to report! You will have testimonies to share. (Amen!) That is why I want to encourage those of you who are here who are not yet baptized in the Holy Spirit, you must seek that baptism, it is your direct contact with the anointing of God.

 

And then step number three. The woman said to Ruth, she said: “Dress well. Wear you raiment. The best that you have in the house – put it on.”

Revelation 19:5-8 made it clear that the garment Jesus wants you to wear is the righteousness of saints. In other words, tonight, as you move steadily towards your turning point, you must be born again, you must seek the baptism in the Holy Spirit and from now on you must be ready for a life or righteousness, a life of holiness because what God wants to do in you life tonight is something so big, something so powerful, something so mighty, that you need a life of holiness to enjoy it forever.

 

Wash yourself. Anoint yourself. Dress well

. When you get there, lay at his feet. The turning point in every man’s life always comes when they fall down at the feet of Jesus as a sign of total surrender.

 

Thank You Father! The Lord said there’s someone here. You have intense pain in your collar bone and its been bothering you since we came. The Lord said, even as I’m speaking, it’s gone.

Glory be to God! Alleluia!

 

The turning point in any mans life comes when you fall at the feet of Jesus in total surrender. The reason why many of us are still suffering today is that our surrender to Jesus is half-hearted whereas

Philippians 2:10 says, At the Name of Jesus every knee must bow. Whether you do it voluntarily or you do it by force, you are going to bow to the name of Jesus. When you consider all those who have surrendered, who have had turning points in their lives, they all came and fell at the feet of Jesus: the leper that we mentioned earlier on came and fell at the feet of Jesus. In Mark 5:22-24 the mighty Jairus, Jairus, big man, important man, well-known man, when his only daughter was dying, fell at the feet of Jesus. He didn’t say he was mighty – he fell at the feet of Jesus.

 

I remember years ago one great traditional ruler in this nation was having all types of problems in his domain. Somebody told him about the Redeemed Christian Church of God. So he came with his chiefs to that little hut that we call church and when he got there the chief said “No you can’t enter here.” Kabiyesi said, “I have come to seek God.” He entered. At that time the ground was not even concreted; Kabiyesi knelt on it, falling at the feet of Jesus! And within one moth all his problems were over. There is somebody here tonight, tonight is the last time you will see your problems. (Amen!) Because you will surrender, because at long last you will fall at the feet of Jesus. In

Mark 5:1-6 the Bible tells us of the story of a mad man. He even had more than 2000 demons in him. He wanted a turning point. There is only one thing he did. He ran, fell at the feet of Jesus and left the rest to Him and Jesus took over from there.

The Almighty God will take over from today in your life in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

 

This was the advice, the counsel given to Ruth: Wash yourself. anoint yourself. Dress well Lay at his feet. When does the turning point come? the Bible tells us that at midnight – at midnight, when it was darkest, when the problems were at its maximum, when there was no light at all! So all of you who are passing through the midnight of your life; those of you who are in such a situation that you don’t even know what to do next. Tonight Jesus will turn. I say Jesus will turn towards you. As Boaz turned so will Jesus turn towards you in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) At midnight. The turning point always comes at the darkest hour – when everything is at its lowest ebb; when the doctors have said no hope; when the bankers said he’s going to sell your house; when your husband said he’s going to drive you out because you have no child; when everybody looks at you and they say – you will never marry; when all friends are gone; when all helpers have failed. At midnight the tide will turn. Tonight the tide is going to turn for somebody. (Amen!)

 

As our brother who spoke earlier on, I mean I didn’t bother to introduce him because he’s already a member of the family – he’s one of us, you know him by now. As he said in the text he read to us – it was at midnight that Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises to God. It was at midnight that the Almighty God came and shook the prison doors open. And it was at midnight just before they were going to kill Peter that the angel came and set him free! And tonight is your night! (Amen!) I say tonight is your night! (Amen!) By midnight tonight the Almighty God will do something in your life and things will never be the same again!

 

At midnight Boaz turned. The turning point always comes whenever Christ turns towards you. When we say Christ turns towards you we are saying that Jesus pays attention to you. Because in the case of Jesus Christ He knows where you are at all times. He knows everything but He knows that there is somebody special here tonight who must receive special attention. Only God knows how many hundreds of thousands are gathered here tonight but the Almighty God knows that Adeboye is here for special attention tonight. He knows some people are here just to watch what is going on. Some people are here to help me shout Alleluia! Some people are here to see miracles but Adeboye is here tonight to receive something special from God. There may be one or two other people who are also here for special attention tonight. If you are one of such people let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

 

When you read

John 9:1-7, the Bible says that Jesus was passing by and saw a blind man who was born blind. He saw the man. It wasn’t the first time he’s been passing by there. The man has been blind for forty years. Jesus saw him all the forty years. He saw him even before he came into the world but the day the turning point came for that man Jesus saw him! Saw him in a special way and He’s going to see somebody here in a special way tonight.

(Amen!)

 

Take note it wasn’t the blind man who saw Jesus – blind people can’t see but Jesus saw the fellow. I am the one that Jesus will see tonight. After He saw me He will see you too. When you look at

John 5:1-9 the Bible talked about a man who had been sick for 38 years. When his turning point came Jesus saw him. Among the crowd Jesus saw him. As many as the people were Jesus saw him and I believe Jesus will see somebody here tonight. (Amen!) Because he turned towards that fellow.

 

The big question is how can I get Jesus Christ to turn towards me tonight? How can I, with so many of us here, how can I attract His attention? Ahh!, there are examples of those in the Bible who attracted His attention by force.

In Mark 10:46-52 the Bible tells us about a blind man called Bartimaeus. He attracted Jesus attention by crying non-stop for mercy. They tried to stop him he kept on crying until Jesus said, ‘All right. Go and bring him.” If Jesus is going to send for only one person tonight who will that fellow be? May it be you in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) There’s another woman who got His attention by force. In Matthew 15:21-28, the Bible tells us the story whose daughter was grievously vexed of the devil. She came to Jesus and asked for mercy, asked for help. The Bible said Jesus did not answer her one word. She kept on crying. The disciples said, “Get away from here, you are disturbing us, you are not allowing us to hear parables.” She said, “I am not here for parables. I’m here for a miracle.” So they went to Jesus: “Send this woman away. She is disturbing us.” Jesus Christ said, “I’m not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” The woman said, “I’m not going. I will stay here until you answer me.” God is going to answer somebody here tonight. (Amen!) Jesus said, “I can’t give the bread of children to dogs.” The woman said – “I agree. I am a dog. This dog is not going home empty-handed.” And believe me honestly brethren Adeboye is not going home empty-handed this morning. This woman held on unto Jesus until Jesus granted her request.

 

How do I get Him to turn to me?

Oh if you read

2 Chronicles 1:6-12 Solomon got the attention of God by force by giving God an offering that nobody had ever given the kind before. The Bible said in one day he gave one thousand burnt offerings to God until finally God said, “Who is this boy? Who is this boy that gave one thousand burnt offerings – who is this boy? God said, “I will visit him.” It will be interesting to note that God visited him at night. The turning point in the life of Solomon came at night. The turning point in your life will come tonight in Jesus’ Name!

(Amen!)

 

Let me go on very quickly. I didn’t know God will allow me to go this far but let’s go on. Then came the big question Boaz asked. “Who are you?” Not “what is your problem?” Not, “Where do you come from?” Not even “What are you doing here?” Not “What do you want?” The big question tonight is “Who are you?” That’s the question the Almighty God wants you to answer tonight. If you answer the question correctly I can guarantee you you will go home singing a new song. Ruth said, “I am your servant, your handmaid, I am yours, you can do whatever you like with me from now on.” That’s the only answer Jesus Christ wants from you from tonight. “I am yours O Lord. I surrender. You can do whatever You like with me. I’m absolutely, completely yours.” You want a financial breakthrough? All that God wants is ..”Who are you?” “I am yours O Lord” You want healing? All He is saying is, ..”Who are you?” “I am yours O Lord” Oh they say you are barren you can never have an issue! All that Jesus is asking is ..”Who are you?” He wants to hear: “I am yours O Lord”

 

Matthew 11:28-30

Jesus Christ said, “Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden.” But He said one other thing there: He said, “Take my yoke upon you.” In other words

the only condition for all your burdens to be over is that you take on the yoke of Jesus Christ. The only condition for your problems to be over forever is that you come under a new management. The only condition for the turning point you must have tonight is that from now on Jesus will be Lord in every sphere of your life.

 

You see when God decides to make you a billionaire, it’s not so that you can use the money to marry seven wives. It’s so that whenever the work of the Kingdom comes He may talk to you and say, “I want this done, I want this done…” And your answer will be “Yes Lord.” Oh, the doctors have said that you are going to die in the next few weeks. Why will the Lord want to heal you? He will want to heal you so that whenever He needs somebody to do something for Him He can say my son go and do this for me” And your answer will be ..”Who are you?” “I am yours Lord. Whatever you want to do with me, over to you. Anything you say, that is what I will do”

 

And then Ruth went on to say, “I am not only your handmaid, I want you to go a step further Lord and cover me.” I pray that the Almighty God will cover you tonight. (Amen!) You know when God covers you – all your secrets will be covered. Cover me she said. What does that one mean? It means take me under your wings.

Psalm 91:1-13 will tell you the blessings of being covered by the Almighty God. It said, “He that dwells in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” He went on to say He will cover you with His wings and when He covers you with His wings a thousand may fall at your right hand, ten thousand may fall by your left side . It said no evil will come near your house at all. Who is God talking to tonight? The lady said “Cover me!” And I am saying to Jesus Christ tonight – “Cover me.” Is anybody else saying, “Cover me too?”.

 

Cover me means take me under your wings and it also means include me in your family. If God will only include you in His family tonight according to

Romans 8:14-17 then whatsoever belongs to God belongs to you . And we know that sickness does not belong to God. If God covers you today and includes you in His family, everything that is not of God, everything that belongs to the devil, you can ask the devil to come and pick his loads . Come and take your sickness, take your sorrow, take your poverty because I am now a member of the family of God. When you become a member of the family of God, if God will plant you in His court tonight, even in your old age you will still be bearing fruit. Remember what David said in Psalm 23:6, he said, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me – for how long? All the days of my life because I shall dwell in the House of the Lord forever.” I know there is somebody here tonight, from today onward now, goodness, mercy shall follow the fellow all the days of his or her life because they will be covered by Jesus. Thank You Father!.

 

Then forgive me – there are so many cases that the Lord is mentioning but I will tell you as many of them as I can remember when I finish just now.

 

The man of God Boaz, responded. But everything he said I feel like summarizing into just few words – he said to Ruth, “By tomorrow, all will be well. ” (Amen!) I believe Jesus called us together tonight so that He can say to somebody, “My son, my daughter, by tomorrow, by October 6th all will be well.” (Amen!) If that is your own case let me hear you shout a good Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

 

Boaz said to Ruth, “Oh, tarry here tonight. You are a very nice girl. I’m happy that you were not fooling around with young boys; that you had not made yourself a loose girl because of your situation. I know I’m your relative. I’m a relative of your husband rather but there is somebody who is a closer relative than myself. etc etc. etc … but the total sum of what he said was that by tomorrow all will be well. Tell your neighbour that by tomorrow all will be well with me. Say it loud and clear!

 

What does that one tell us? It means that the turning point can come overnight and everything will just change. And when you study God very closely, you will notice that all along everything that God had always done the turning point had always come overnight. You can start from Genesis and study it. You will find there that what the Bible says again and again is : “And the evening and the morning the first day..” : “And the evening and the morning the second day..” It didn’t say, “And the morning and the evening” it said “: “And the evening and the morning ….”The days of God always start in the evening. It changes night to day. Darkness to light. Sorrow to joy. Sickness to health. Barrenness to fruitfulness. Poverty to prosperity. Failure to success. Loneliness to marriage.

 

That’s the way my God does His things. If it is the other way round, you can be sure it is the devil. My God always starts in the evening and then comes to the morning. If you go through the Scriptures, the turning point in the life of Daniel – oh they all came in the night. There was a time the King had a dream and couldn’t remember. It was at night that the tide turned. The following morning Daniel was promoted. It was in the evening that they threw Daniel into the lion’s den. By the following morning not only was he out of the den – all his enemies were gone forever! And by the way,

the Lord told me this one I must not forget – that there is someone here tonight, before the end of October, all your enemies will be forgotten .

(Amen!)

 

He also told me – this one is also very important, I can’t forget this one –

He said there is someone who had been attending funerals of beloved ones regularly. The Lord asked me to tell you that from now on you will never attend funerals again.

(Amen!)

 

And so this girl was told that by tomorrow morning all will be well. And you know what? The following day, before the sun set, all the problems of Ruth were permanently over. I come here tonight to tell you that for the first and the last time, God is going to solve your problems permanently. (Amen!) You see the Bible says in

Numbers 23:19-20 God is not a man that He should lie nor the son of man that He should repent. Once He has spoken it is done. When He blesses nobody can reverse it. Your blessings tonight will be permanent in Jesus’ Name!

(Amen!)

 

Let me mention some two serious cases that Daddy had mentioned earlier on.

The Lord says there’s a woman here tonight who had cancer of the cervix and that you came here tonight bleeding. The Lord asked me to tell you that even whole we are praying, as we begin to pray you should go and do a little check up. You will find that the blood is dried and your cancer is gone.

(Amen!)

 

Another one that He said that I can’t jump over is that somebody is here who had suffered a lot of cardiac arrest recently, The Lord asked me to tell you He has given you a brand new heart

.

(Amen!)

 

Thank You Father! Now what must you do that your blessings tonight will be permanent?

 

Number one , wash yourself.

Which means you must wash in the blood of the lamb. Which means you must be born-again.

Number two, anoint yourself

. Seek the baptism in the Holy Spirit so that you have regular contact with the anointing of God.

Dress yourself

, Which means from now on get ready for a life of righteousness and holiness.

Number four – lay down at His feet.

Surrender to Jesus. Be ready that He will be Lord of everything in your life

. . When He says who are you? Tell Him I am Yours.

Number six, go ahead and ask Him to cover you.

“Include me in your family! Take me under Your wings! Plant me in Your court!”. And then –

number seven, because by tomorrow I am sure all will be well, it will be time to testify

. There’ll be somebody here tonight, from now on everyday you will have testimonies. (Amen!) When that madman came to Jesus and Jesus drove the demons out of him, he came to Jesus and said, “I will be travelling with You now!” Jesus said, “No, no, no, go home and tell everybody what God has done for you.

There’ll be somebody here who will have a testimony tonight! (Amen!)

 

And so before I get out of the way because I know that there’s still a lot that my Father wants to do tonight, I think at this stage we have to quickly allow those who want to give their life to Jesus, to come and do so. Those who want to say, “I will no longer resist the Lord. I will no longer allow pride to keep me away from salvation. I will forget my position and humble myself at the feet of Jesus. I want to wash and be clean. I want to surrender my life to Jesus.” Anyone like that here tonight? I want you to begin to come.

 

This is a very special night. It is a night of salvation. It is a night when the Almighty God wants to receive you; when the Almighty God wants to forgive you; when the Almighty God wants to be merciful to you. Begin to come, don’t wait for anybody – come, come,. this is your day. I am going to count up to ten. By the time I get to ten I will know that you don’t want to come if you don’t want to come. So one now – this is your day of salvation! 2 now – come and wash … it is the Blood of Jesus that cleanses from all sins. You cannot help yourself unless Jesus helps you but if you come to Him, He will receive you, He will forgive you! 3 now! I want you to come quickly. Forget who you used to be! no matter how terrible you have been. If you come to Jesus He will receive you, He will forgive you, He will cleanse you! 4 now. Come before the gates of mercy close. It is the Lord that is calling you. We are not asking you to come and surrender to any man. We are asking you to come and surrender to the Almighty God. 5 now! The only one who can help you solve your problems is the One that is calling you. He says, “Cone, come and be saved.” He said, “Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy-laden and I will give you rest!” 6 now! You better hurry up before it is too late. The Almighty God the One whose name is Love, the One who loved the world so much that He gave His only begotten Son, He’s saying to you, “Come unto Me and I will give you rest. I will solve your problems and I will forgive your sins.” 6 now quickly! Hurry up now because it might be too late before long. 7 now! If you know you are coming and I know some of you are coming from a long distance, you have to move very, very fast.

 

Now as you are coming begin to talk to Jesus Christ and say

, “Father, I’ve come to You tonight, I’ve come to surrender my life to You; I’ve come to ask You to save my soul; I have come to ask You to forgive my sins. I am not going to remain the same from tonight. I know You will change my life!” 7 now and 8 now! If you know that you want to come, you must be here before I count ten. And I know there are some of you who are still sitting down, who are not yet washed in the Blood of the Lamb – some of you are not yet sure of your salvation. If you miss this opportunity there may never be another one like this. The Almighty God brought you here tonight because He wants to be merciful unto you Come now, come very quickly. 9 now – the gates of mercy are still open. The Lord is saying “come, come, come, I want to turn towards you to help you tonight but how can I help you unless you surrender to me? how can I help you if you refuse to come unto Me?” The Lord is saying come tonight because He wants to be merciful unto you. Come quickly! This is the day of salvation. The Lord is calling you!..

 

There are still some stains in our spiritual life. I want you to go into the Blood of the lamb and say,

“Father wash me clean tonight. Remove every stain in my life tonight. Wash me clean tonight!” Let’s talk to the Almighty:

Wash me clean tonight Absolutely clean! Completely clean! Remove every stain in my thoughts, every stain in my words, every stain in my life, every stain in my spirit, my soul, my body, every stain – every stain whatsoever, that could in anyway hinder me from having that mighty turning point for the better tonight wash me in the blood, cleanse me Lord; make me as white as snow; let me be absolutely pure! Tonight Father I want to be without spot, without wrinkle, without blemish of any type whatsoever! I know whatever is of God shall be perfect, shall be forever. I want you to perfect my purity in You Lord. Make me as perfect as my Father in heaven is perfect. Make me as pure as light. Cleanse me Lord! I know there is power mighty in Your blood. I know there is enough power in Your Blood Lord to cleanse me body, soul, spirit! I know there is power mighty in Your Blood. I’ve come to wash in that Blood tonight! Almighty God! Cleanse me, make me completely whole. I want You to be able to look down from heaven tonight and be able to point to the angels – Here is an example!”

 

Ask God to help you, that from now on

Lord, I will lead a Christian life, transparent within and without, the kind of life that God Himself will approve of; the kind of Christian life that will have nothing to hide. Call on the Almighty God to help me Father, help me, help me to get rid of every harmful habit. make me absolutely pure. I want to be a good example of what a Christian should be, a Christian that You my Father in heaven will be proud of!

 

You yourself know that things can definitely be better; that things are not exactly how they should be – then talk to the Almighty God,

tonight these areas – visit them, visit them, visit them! You know them so talk to Him. Tell them one by one – those areas where things are not what they should be? Could it be the area of health or finances, or your marriage or education?

 

You never can thank him enough – begin to thank Him now…..

 

If you have been baptized in the Holy Spirit before you are going to speak in tongues … now those of us who have been baptized before, we will speak in tongues and the fire will spread so that those who are yet to be baptized will begin to catch the fire too. So let’s begin to pray now. Let’s open our mouths and cry unto the Lord. If you have been baptized in the Holy Spirit – pray in tongues so that the Holy Spirit will take you deeper and those of you who are yet to be baptized in the Holy Spirit – get ready for it now! The power of God is here! Open your mouths now and begin to pray in tongues! Begin to pray in another language! Surrender your tongue to the Holy Spirit! Let the Holy Spirit take over .…. Pray brethren – open your mouth and pray! Let the Holy Spirit flow through you like a river! Feel the anointing of God tonight! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! forever …… For those of you already speaking in tongues, the rest of your prayers tonight should be in tongues because the Holy Spirit is the best person who can pray for us. The Bible says we don’t know how to pray as we ought but it is the Holy Spirit who can help our infirmities, so as much as possible, those of you who can pray in tongues, keep on praying in the Spirit as we go on step by step.

 

The next prayer point is – and if you like you can pray it, if you like you can be gentlemanly about it – it is

“Lord, don’t let me go empty-handed!” Open you mouth and cry unto the Lord! ….. Alleluia! Father In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

 

Tonight is a night for turning points. When the tide turns it is to take you to higher grounds., You are going to tell the Almighty God with all your heart, and say

“Father, You promised that I will be head and not tail, above, never beneath – tonight Father! take me to the top!” Let’s open our mouth and pray! ….In every area of my life, take me to the top, take me to the top! In every situation of my life ….. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

 

Brethren, there are miracles and there are miracles …. just one miracle, one special miracle, turned the tide for a shepherd boy and he became a king – from somebody unknown, from somebody not regarded he became the leader of a nation, he became a name that we are still talking about today. I want you to cry to God:

“Father, one special miracle, one heavy miracle, one spectacular miracle, one unique miracle, perform in my life tonight! One unique miracle, one outstanding miracle, one intense miracle perform in my life tonight! Cry to the Almighty God One intense miracle, one unusual miracle, one miracle that will make all other miracles that follow the babies of the mother of miracles.”

 

And now you are going to call on the Almighty God.

“Father, even if You are visiting only three people tonight – let me be one of them.” Open your mouth and cry to God! “Even if You are visiting only three people tonight – let me be one of them! Please Lord! Please Lord! Please Lord! even if You are visiting only three people tonight , my Father and my God – let me be one of them! Let me be one

of them. my Father and my God Let me be one of them! even if You are visiting only three people tonight – let me be one of them! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

 

Now maybe you have some special prayer requests of your own. Believe me honestly, the Lord is here. Go ahead, talk to Him now. Tell Him the great desires of your heart. Tell Him …. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

 

And so Father we want to thank You we want to give You all glory and honour because we know You always answer prayers. Please accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Every prayer that had been brought before You tonight, Lord God Almighty turn them to testimonies in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Don’t let us go empty-handed, guide us as to what You want us to do (Amen!) and that unique kind of miracle, that kind of miracle that will give us a mighty breakthrough, give to all of us tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ ((Alleluia!)

 

And so it is only because God wants to help you that’s why He’s calling special cases tonight.

 

I will call all of them together so nobody will know which one is your own. But if yours is mentioned here it can only mean that God loves you specially and He wants to set you free from a bondage that could have ruined your life. The first group – the Lord said there is someone here and you know when He says, “There is someone here…” that someone could be many people. For example there is someone here tonight that God has already blessed. (Amen!) And there is someone here that God will bless the more. (Amen!) Who is that someone? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

 

Now the Lord says there’s someone here, you entered into a covenant and this covenant means, involves that you have to visit the graveyard regularly at night. I won’t want to go into other details but you already know. The Almighty God says that you know if you break that covenant you know what will be the repercussion. But the Lord said that He, the Almighty wants to break that covenant for you tonight and nothing will follow. If you are in that category you are to come forward for special prayers. Don’t come yet, let me call the others.

 

The second group, the Lord says there is someone here, it is your father that taught you to rob but now you have repented. You don’t rob anymore. However, the curses of the various people that your father and you had robbed is now crowding on you. The Almighty God says He wants to help you break that curse tonight. If you are in that category you are also to come.

 

Category number 3. The Lord says there is a lady here it is your mother who taught you that you are to use your body to get what you want. So you had done so and now the repercussion had started to come and you know yourself that death is very soon. The Almighty God said if you come out tonight He will settle the matter.

 

Category number 4. The Lord said there is someone here who belongs to the family of those who say they can speak to the dead. Now as a result of the practice of the family certain demons have ganged up now against you. The Almighty God said if you come tonight He will separate between you and those demons.

 

Finally, category 5. The Lord says there is someone here tonight, an elderly relative initiated you into a secret society and now that certain problems have come your way he has abandoned you. The secret society is marching seriously against you .The one who led you into them has abandoned you . The Lord says if you come tonight He will take care of the situation.

 

So these are the 5 categories. Now if you are in any of the five categories I will count now to ten, you must before in front here before I say ‘ten’. Category one you have a covenant that involves your going to the graveyard regularly at night. The Lord wants to help you break that covenant. Category two, your Father taught you to rob. You stopped, you have repented but the curses of the people you had robbed are crowding down on you. God wants to remove the curse from you. Category three, it’s your mother that taught you to use your body to get whatever you want. The repercussions are coming now. The Lord wants to settle the matter. Category four you belong to a family of those who say the speak to the dead. Some demons as a result are now waging wars against you. The Lord wants to put a gap between you and those demons. Category five, a relation led you into a secret society and now has abandoned you in your time of trouble and the secret society is marching hard on you.

 

If you are in any of these five categories, I will count up to ten. By the time I say ten you are not out here, I will take it you don’t want to come. Now please don’t cone to my office now and say, I didn’t want to come out in the auditorium that’s why I come to the office.” This is where God asked me to pray for you, not in my office. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, I now God loves you specially that’s why He pinpointed your case. You know yourself nobody knows this except Him. I don’t even know you so how can I know your secrets? But God knows everything, He’s a merciful God and He wants to solve this special problem in your life. Some of you are still there. And you know it is true and you are not moving! There will never be another day like this. Seven now. Eight. Nine.

 

Thank You Jesus! Brethren will you please stretch your hands to these people and please the Blood of the Lord over them The Blood that conquered Satan. Let’s pray that that Blood will conquer for them now. And the Blood of Jesus Christ will give them victory from all the forces of darkness ganging up against them now.

 

 

In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

 

LORD (who is the fellow that God is talking to here? Who is the one who will be blessed here tonight?), my daughter: for thou hast shewed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich.

(None of you will go empty-handed today in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!))

(All of you who are here tonight it shall be well with you. (Amen!))

 

I will sing and praise the Lord (a living song to my King) The Lord has given me a melody (a living song to my King) Together: A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King

 

I will dance and clap my hands (a living song to my King) The Lord has given me the victory (a living song to my King) A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King

 

I will shout ‘Alleluia’ (a living song to my King) The Lord turned my captivity (a living song to my King) A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King

 

Praise the Lord, ‘Alleluia’ (a living song to my King) I will praise my Redeemer (a living song to my King) A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King

.

 

Let us praise and magnify, (a living song to my King) Lord of Lords and King of Kings! (A living song to my King) A living song, a living song, a living song to my king, the Lord has given me a living song, a living song to my King

 

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

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THE ALMIGHTY FOMULA

7th of December, 2001

I’m sure you are already blessed. At least you have a song you can sing on your way home! I think we should sing it a little more.

Jesus I thank you well, well! Jesus I thank you well, well! Jesus I thank you well, well!

Without any doubt the Almighty God is here. I know He’s here, even like the first preacher said – it depends on you, God is here, it depends on you – tonight’s Holy Ghost Service is going to be an unusual one so things will be done not exactly the way you expect so we are going to get results the kind that you do not expect….. (Amen!)

So the first thing we want to do this minute is that we want to thank God for January. There are several things that happened in January of this year – several rain that fell that the ground had swallowed and I survived it. I just want to thank God for January. I want to lift up my voice to the Almighty God and say thank you for January.

Thank You for January 2001 Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Lord! I just want to thank You for what You did in January. I want to magnify Your Holy Name for January. I want to say I love You, I appreciate You, Thank You for January O Lord! I’m very grateful to you for January 2001. I say Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You for January! I just want to bless Your Holy Name for January. I want to give you all glory; I want to give You all honour for January. I want to say: Blessed be Your Holy Name for January! I want to say glory, glory be to Your Holy Name for January Lord! Thank You for January! Thank You for January! Thank You for being so good! For being so kind to me in January. I know I didn’t thank you enough in January so I’m thanking you now Lord for January because You are so good, You are so kind, You are so wonderful! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You for January Lord! Thank You for January! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You for January! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Father! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

And then we are going to thank God for February. There are some people who started in January and never saw February and I want to thank God. I want to say

Thank You Father for February! Thank You Lord! Thank You for February! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! I praise You Lord! I magnify Your Holy Name! Thank You for February 2001! What a great God You are! I thank You for February Lord! Oh You did marvelous things for me in February. Oh You didn’t allow me to die in February, I thank You! I give You glory! I give You adoration! What a wonderful God You are! Thank You for February Lord! Oh Yes Lord, I want You to know I appreciate You! But for You, I won’t have survived February! Thank You! Lord God Almighty for February! What a wonderful God You are! What a kind God You are! I want You to know I love You Father. I bless Your Holy Name! Oh Thank You Lord! Thank You for February! Thank You Almighty God! Glory be to Your Holy Name! I will always praise You because You are wonderful, because You are worthy to be praised because You are worthy to be adored! I bless Your Holy Name! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Alleluia Father! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

And then we are going to thank God for March. In March we had the special Holy Ghost Service and we saw how God moved mightily. We saw how His anointing destroyed yokes – let’s thank the Almighty God for March! Let’s thank God for March! Let’s say

Father, we thank You, we thank You for March! We thank You for March! We thank You for the Special Holy Ghost Service! We thank You for souls saved, sick healed, disease removed, captives set free! We bless Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord for March! Thank You for March! O Lord we bless Your Name for March! You are such a good God! So good! So kind! So wonderful! So loving! So powerful! We bless Your Name for March Lord! Thank You for March! Oh yes Lord! We bless Your Name for March! We give You honour, we give You honour, we give You adoration! We just want to praise Your Holy Name! Thank You for March! Thank You for my life in March! Thank You for the lives of all Your children in March! Thank You for Your faithfulness! Thank You because You are good! Oh Praise You! Praise You! Praise You forever O Lord because You are such a wonderful God! We love You Daddy, we adore You, we thank You for March! We Thank You for March! We will always glorify Your Holy Name! Thank You! Almighty God! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You so much! Thank You! Thank You Lord! Thank You for everything! Blessed be Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

And then we are going to thank God for April. April was when God brought all the little children together to bless them. If God had not moved like He did in April some of the children that sang tonight would be dead by now. Let’s thank God for April! Let’s thank God for April! Let’s thank God for April!

Father we bless Your Name for April! We give You all glory for April! You are worthy of our praise! Thank You for the special Holy Ghost for children. I praise Your Name! Thank You for the children that You blessed, that You supported, that You glorify Your Holy Name in their lives….. We want to thank You Lord! we want to thank You for April! We want to glorify You for April. What a great God You are! Blessed be Your Holy Name! For April O Lord! Blessed for all You did in April! Thank You for the children that You brought from all over the nation so that they can receive special touch from You, special anointing to destroy yokes, to keep death away from them, to keep demons away from them. We bless Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! Thank You for April! May Your Name forever be glorified! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Glory be to Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

And then we are going to thank God for May and for June and for July. Let’s bless the Name of the Lord…. for all the marvelous things He did in May, in June and in July… Let’s magnify His holy Name! Let’s praise Him! Let’s adore Him! Let’s lift Him high and say,

Father, we praise You, Father we adore You! Father we magnify Your Holy Name! We thank You for what You did in May! We thank You for what You did in June! We thank You for what You did in July! What a wonderful God You are! What a marvelous God You are! We praise You! We adore You! We lift You high! Thank You for May! Thank You for June! Thank You for July! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Ohhh! What a wonderful God You are! We praise You! We magnify Your Holy Name! What a wondrous God You are! Blessed! Blessed! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Blessed be Your Name forever and forever! Oh You live forever, to do good forever! From everlasting to everlasting thou art God. We praise You, We adore You we magnify Your holy Name. Thank You Jesus! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

And now we are going to thank Him for August. We want to thank Him for the marvelous Convention that He gave us. We want to thank Him for the souls that were saved, the sick that were healed, the captives that were set free, let’s bless the Name of the Lord for the month of August.

Father we thank You for August. Oh we thank You for august! We thank You for the marvelous Convention! For the souls saved, for the healing, for the deliverance, for the miracles, signs, wonders, joy, provisions…. We bless Your Holy Name! We thank You for Your Goodness! We thank You for Your mercies! We have never thanked You enough! Oh yes Lord! We know! We are guilty of not thanking You enough so we want to say thank You! Thank You for August, Thank You for the Conventions, thank You for everything! We bless your Holy Name Lord! Oh may You forever be glorified! Thank You Daddy! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Lord God Almighty! We will praise You! We will always praise You! Thank You! Thank You so much! Blessed be Your Name forever more. Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

And now we are going to thank Him for September, for October, for November. Let’s bless the Name of the Lord! Say

Father, we thank You! We thank You for September! Ohhh! We thank You for October! We thank You for November! We thank You for deliverance! We thank You for victories! We thank You for putting the devil to shame! We thank You that You take tears away form our eyes! You put laughter in our mouth! Father, we bless Your Name! We bless You, we bless You, we bless You! We give You all glory! We give You all honour! We give You all adoration! We praise You Lord!! We adore You Lord! We give You glory! We say may You forever be blessed! May You forever be blessed! May You forever be blessed! Thank You so much! Thank You King of Kings! Thank You Lord of Lords! Thank You the I AM that I AM! Thank You Ancient of Days! We will always praise You! We will always adore You! We will always lift You high! Oh! You are wonderful Father! You are marvelous! You are glorious! You are great! You are powerful! Blessed be Your Holy Name forever O Lord!!! Blessed be Your Name forever O Lord!! Blessed be Your Name forever O Lord!! Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

And now we want to thank God for December. We want to thank God for December… that we are here, that we are alive, that we are not in hospital, that we are not in an asylum, that we are not in prison!

Father, we thank You, we bless Your Holy Name. Thank You for December! We give You glory, we give You honour! We give You adoration! Thank You! Lord! God Almighty for December! We are not in the hospital, we are not in an asylum, we are not in prison, we are not in detention! Father, we can move like we want to move, we can go where we want to go, we can come where we want to come to, we can do what we want to do….. Father we bless Your Name! We bless Your Name! We give You glory! We give You honour! We give You adoration! May You forever be glorified! May You forever be glorified! May You forever and ever and ever and ever and ever be glorified! Thank You for December! We praise You Lord!! Alleluia Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Jesus! Thank You forever more Thank You for December! Alleluia Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now before we do any other thing I want you to quickly say this prayer to God and say

Father, this year is going away, don’t let me go with the year. Let’s talk to the Almighty God; This year is going, don’t let me go with the year, don’t let me go with the year, don’t let me go with this year…. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Angels are singing, You are worthy O Lord, Alleluia!…. Let’s just go ahead and worship the Almighty God, let us worship the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, the I AM that I AM, the Ancient of Days, let’s worship Him. Let’s worship Him, He’s worthy to be praised…. Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Alleluia!…Ibare Jesu o……Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Thank You Jesus! Amen

The Lord says there’s someone here who had been saying, when will my tears be wiped away, The Lord asked me to tell you tonight (Amen!) tonight, not tomorrow tonight….

The Lord says there’s someone here your burdens are so heavy that you don’t even know how you will survive, Daddy asked me to tell you, don’t worry, the wind will soon blow. (Amen!)

Father I just want to bless Your holy Name. I want to give You all glory and honour because I know You are going to do something special tonight I thank You for what You’ve already done. I thank You for what You will yet do. I thank You for January, I thank You for February, I thank You for March, I thank You for April, I thank You for May, I thank You for June, I thank You for July, I thank You for August, I thank You for September, I thank You for October, I thank You for November, thank You for December! Thank You for December! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Tonight Father, in a different dimension visit us tonight, minister to us tonight, save souls tonight, heal tonight, deliver tonight, set the captives free tonight, at the end of everything tonight Father, let tears become joy (Amen!) And let Your Name be glorified (Amen!). Thank You my Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

You can be seated God bless you. I sang a song at the Headquarters last Sunday. I was surprised that so many of them did not know the song. It simply says that

You are the mighty man in battle El Shaddai, You are the mighty man in battle Jehovah Nissi, You are the mighty man in battle El Shaddai, You are the mighty man in battle glory to Your Name. How many of you know the song? Ah good how many of you don’t know it? So many too! I will sing it and you pick it up because it’s a song that I think you need to sing…. You are the mighty man in battle El Shaddai, You are the mighty man in battle Jehovah Nissi, You are the mighty man in battle El Shaddai, You are the mighty man in battle glory to Your Name. Now those of you who know it sing it.. 3, 4… You are the mighty man in battle El Shaddai, You are the mighty man in battle Jehovah Nissi, You are the mighty man in battle El Shaddai, You are the mighty man in battle glory to Your Name… that’s good. Now sisters only will sing it so that those who don’t know can pick it up. You are the mighty man in battle El Shaddai, You are the mighty man in battle Jehovah Nissi, You are the mighty man in battle El Shaddai, You are the mighty man in battle glory to Your Name. That’s okay – now brothers! You are the mighty man in battle El Shaddai, You are the mighty man in battle Jehovah Nissi, You are the mighty man in battle El Shaddai, You are the mighty man in battle glory to Your Name. Okay, well you tried too but there wasn’t much difference between the singing of the men and the singing of the women!

But it’s a song of a victor, it’s a song of someone who is appreciating the Lord of Hosts. It’s the song of someone who is hailing the commander-in-chief of the hosts of heaven. It’s not the kind of song you sing and fall asleep. It’s a song of triumph, of triumph, of excitement, of joy so it has to be sung military-like

You are the mighty man in battle El Shaddai, You are the mighty man in battle Jehovah Nissi, You are the mighty man in battle El Shaddai, You are the mighty man in battle glory to Your Name. 4

. You are the mighty man in battle El Shaddai, You are the mighty man in battle Jehovah Nissi, You are the mighty man in battle El Shaddai, You are the mighty man in battle glory to Your Name

Now if the devil hears you singing that to God like that he’s going to laugh at you! Let’s sing it as if you mean it! Are you ready? 3.4..

You are the mighty man in battle El Shaddai, You are the mighty man in battle Jehovah Nissi, You are the mighty man in battle El Shaddai, You are the mighty man in battle glory to Your Name ……. Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

I told you that tonight will be different so just for one or two minutes I want you to thank God for all the victories He has given you that He did not allow the enemy to triumph over you – that the might man in battle has fought your battles for you and has given you victories…. the mighty man in battle… tell him Glory to Your Name! Glory to Your Name! Glory to Your Name! Glory to Your Name! Glory! Glory! Glory to Your Name! Glory to Your Name! You are the mighty man in battle El Shaddai! Jehovah Nissi! But for You where will I be now? Glory to Your Name! Glory to Your Name! Glory to Your Name! Mighty man in battle! Glory to Your Name! Glory to Your Name! Glory to Your Name! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Glory to Your Name! Thank You Jesus! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen Praise the Lord! I said Praise the Lord! If you are sure that you will see the New Year Praise the Lord! Alleluia! God bless you. You may be seated!

What God has laid upon my mind to do tonight is actually to take you on a fairly long Bible study. I have a group of friends that normally travel with me many times when I travel and when we travel together, they treat me as if I’m an egg that shouldn’t break. They take very good care of me. If I cough they want to know what the cough means. If I look at something two times without saying a word, they go and buy it. I always say God, what can I do in return for these people? I can’t give them money – they have more than I have. I can’t buy them clothes, they are the one filling most of my wardrobes. What can I do for these people? And I do for them what I’m about to do for you tonight. Once a day I sit them down and we go into the Word of God and I share with them something that you don’t hear form the pulpit. So what I am about to do tonight God asked me to do it its not just an Holy Ghost sermon it is a deep Bible study. It’s a kind of Bible study that God helping you will change your life forever. It is going to tell you to a very large extent the secrets of my life.

When I was young or shall I say when I was younger, in my village, we had some people that we called fine medicine. They go about shouting fine medicine, fine medicine! Once in a while they will bring out a capsule and say this one can cure 200 diseases.. How many of you know these people I ‘m talking about. And they will tell you that the same thing will cure stomach ache, back ache, headache … when I became born again I wanted to know if there is one fine medicine that will cure all sickness, all disease, I wanted to know fi there is something that can solve all problems. Those of you who did mathematics, at least who got to the level of quadratic equations…we have a formula that can solve all quadratic equations and you know in our childish ways we called it the Almighty Formula…. And so when I became a Christian I wanted to know if there is an almighty formula for every problem and I found one and I want to share it with you tonight and you will find it in

Proverbs 4:5-9

5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.

7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.

9 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

What is the principal thing?

What do I need to be healthy, to prosper, to be free to be promoted to succeed, to have breakthroughs? What do I need so that I will be head and not tail? What do I need so that I will always be ahead of my enemies? Only one word. What’s the word? Wisdom. Why is wisdom so important? I will tell you a lot…

Ecclesiastes 9:16

It said wisdom is better than strength unlike the elders who say the one who is strong who has no wisdom is the leader of the little ones – wisdom is better than strength. It is better to be wise than to be strong. The elders have a saying the say to the wise man; wise man why are you not working? He said the one that the foolish one is doing who will eat it? Its very serious isn’t it. And when you go to Proverbs 29:9 the Bible says clearly you can never win when you are fighting a wise man. When he wins you are in trouble. When he says he surrenders you are in trouble. When you are fighting with a wise man – if he laughs you are in trouble, if he roars of course you are in trouble. I can give you several other passages in the Bible that tell you the importance of wisdom. I used to tell some of my children – when you are deceiving a wise man and he pretends not to know it is because the deceiving that you are deceiving him is working out to his benefit. When Glory be to God! When I find people deceiving me and I discover they are deceiving me I allow them to go on deceiving me and then plan my own strategy accordingly so that by the end of the day they will deceive themselves into my programme.

I will give you an example. Years ago, several years ago, some people wanted to know everything I’m doing, every thing I’m planning so they planted somebody close to me. God told me why the fellow is there. Now it would have been foolish of me to kick the fellow out because if I kick the fellow out they will bring me somebody that I don’t know. So I welcomed the fellow and every information that I want the enemy to know I tell him. He will ask me question and since I know who sent him I gave him answers and he will take the answer to the enemy. Before the enemy know the kind of information they were getting I was far away.

Ecclesiastes 9:18

says wisdom is better than weapons of war. In other words if you are wise you can defeat your enemies easily. In fact Ecclesiastes 7:12 says wisdom is a defense. So we find you can use wisdom as a weapon of war, you can use it as a weapon of defense and when you read Proverbs 8:11 it says wisdom is better than rubies. It said if you add everything else in the world together you cannot equate them to wisdom. I was in Israel several years ago and I was talking to one senior man there and he said something that I have never forgotten. He said any government that wants to lose election in Israel will take education lightly. I said why. He said because every Israeli knows from experience that you can go and work – get plenty of money, plenty of property and as you are going back home at the gate the customs officer can take everything from you but there is one thing they can’t take from you – whatever is already in your brain – nobody can take that away. And with what is in your brain when you go to a desert land you can turn it to a bed of roses again.

Proverbs 8:14-16

the Bible tells us clearly there that the difference between the ruler and the ruled, the difference between the manager and the messenger is one word – wisdom – that’s all. That’s why you will find a man will go very early to the wharf and carry bags of cement from morning to evening and when he’s going home they will give him just enough to travel home and buy just a loaf of bread and another man will sit down in the office, air–conditioned, signing checks and when they pay him he won’t be able to finish the money.

There is somebody here tonight the wisdom you need to succeed, the wisdom you need to be promoted, the wisdom you need to become head and not tail will be given to you tonight in Jesus’ Name! Amen!

So I want to talk to you about wisdom. What is wisdom?

Psalm 111:10 says the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. What is the beginning of wisdom? The fear of the Lord. It means if you don’t fear God it doesn’t matter how much education you have, you have not even started to be wise. That tells you one thing straight away – that wisdom is not just education otherwise we will not find lawyers who are smoking hemp, we will not find doctors who smoke cigarettes because every doctor knows that smoking is injurious to you health. The moment you begin to fear God, wisdom begins to come. But for us to understand, in very simple language wisdom means you take knowledge and you apply it for your own benefit – you get information and then you use that information for your own benefit. That is wisdom. I will give you 2 examples.

You are traveling on a road that you have never traveled before, driving your car, suddenly you saw a sign by the road that says Narrow bridge ahead. If you are wise what will you do? You slow down. When you see the sign, you have received information, you have knowledge now that there is a narrow bridge ahead. There may be a trailer on the bridge. A wise fellow will slow down, a fool will say, so what? Narrow bridge? I am a London-trained driver! And he will increase speed. And then on the narrow bridge he now finds the trailer. He will now have to decide. Does he want to die with head on collision or he wants to fall into the river and drown?

Example 2. You go to the house of your friend. You open the fridge and you see a bottle of coke. So you picked it up. As you are about to drink, you saw a label on it – poison, not to be taken – if you are wise what will you do? I can’t hear you? Put that one down. If you are foolish what will you do? “Who are you deceiving – he doesn’t want me to drink coke in his house!” and you send it down. How you deal with information is how you determine whether you are wise or you are foolish.

James 1:22-25 says it is the doer of the word who will be blessed not hearers only. The one who will get information and apply information for his own benefit is the one who will be blessed.

So how do we now bring this into situations in my own life? How has wisdom helped me thus far? As soon as I became born again I discovered certain things. I heard a song and the song sounded very good to me. So I asked the fellow who sang it who composed that soing? He said “God”. I said, “I know, I know, all things come from God but who is the composer of the song.” He said “It is in the Bible.” I said, “Show me.” Then he showed me.

Psalm 119:89 Maybe you have heard the song before. Forever O Lord Thy word is settled, in heaven it is settled. In heaven, forever, O Lord, thy word is settled – it is settled. I said, that’s a beautiful song because probably as a young man I’ve seen so many changes happening in life – governments come, governments go, today they will name a street after one man, tomorrow another government will come and they will change the name. So when I heard, “Forever O Lord, your word is settled… not settled here on earth where they can clean it off but it’s settled where? I began to think and then I came across Isaiah 40:6-8. I will read that one to you. It said: (stand for how long?) for ever.

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The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:

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The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

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The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand

Man is grass. All his beauty is flowers. The grass will wither the flowers will fade but the word of our God stands forever. And then in Mark 13:31 Jesus Christ said:

Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

The moment I discovered this about the word of God everything about my perspective changed. From that day onwards if I can find a statement in the Bible I hold on to it. I don’t care what you will think. If it is in the Bible it settles the quarrel for me. And that is why you will find that in all my sermons I quote the Bible again and again and again. That’s why I tell all my children of I make any statement and I cannot support it from the Bible you can ignore it because It will not stand the test of time but if I can show you that it is God who said, if I can show you that it is written and you ignore it you’ll be a fool because forever O Lord, thy word is settled. For example I was reading one day and I came across

Isaiah 3:10. It is written:

Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him

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That very day that I read that passage that was the day I began to say, my tomorrow will be all right. How many of you believe that your own tomorrow will be all right? Say it loud and clear. Say it as if you are sure! How do I know? Because it is written, say ye to the righteous, it shall be well. Nobody can convince me that something evil is coming in my future – my tomorrow, Adeboye is the one talking now … my tomorrow, my own tomorrow will be all right.

And then one day I read

Psalm 37:25 David said,

I was young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

It doesn’t matter what anybody may say. It doesn’t matter where that prophet is coming from I know my children will never beg, I say I know because the word of God is forever settled, my children will never beg bread it cannot happen. I know I will never be forsaken I’ve just told you the secret of my peace. I’m not worried. That’s why I can never have high blood pressure. Never. Why? It is written:

Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him

….. I have been young, and now am old I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

….. I have been young, and now am old I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

Numbers 23:19 one day. You know the difference between those who are born again and those who are not is that before you are born again you read the Bible as if it is an ordinary book but the moment you become born again the Bible becomes alive. One day I read Numbers 23:19

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of a man, that he should repent: has he said, and has he not done it? Has he spoken, and has it not come to pass?

That’s enough to keep you thinking for a long time. It tells me straight away that man can deceive you. Your best friend can deceive you but God will never. God is not a man that He should lie.

Romans 3:3-4

summarizes by saying let all men be liars but God will remain true. That tells me I can trust God. And from that day onwards, from that day till now, whatever I do, I do it because God said not because the Pastor said, not because the evangelist said, not because any prophet said. I do whatever I do because God said. It doesn’t matter how sweet your voice may be, you cannot get me to do anything unless God said! And then I don’t worry myself now about the opinions of men. I base my actions on the opinions of God.

For example at around the time when I got born again, you are a good brother – a good ‘bro’ – if you have only one trouser and one shirt. Your shoe must be sandals not real shoe. As a matter of fact if you want to really prove that you are a good ‘bro‘ the kind of soap that you will use to bathe yourself will be soda. If you buy a car it must be a second hand Volkswagen. And I almost believed that until one day I read

Exodus 3:15 God said moreover unto Moses, I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob, that is my name forever and a memorial to all generations. God said, I am the God of Abraham, God of Isaac, the God of Jacob … mmmh The little I know about Abraham, even if it is only from Genesis 24:34-35 Abraham was a very rich man. The little I know about Isaac, even if it is only Genesis 26:12-14 Isaac was richer than his father. And from the little I know about Jacob even if it is only Genesis 30:43 I know that Jacob was richer than the 2 of them combined. From that day I just made up my mind, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob is my God therefore I will not die poor. It doesn’t matter what you say, you can form your own opinion as far as I am concerned God is going to prosper me because one day God is going to say: I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob and God of Adeboye! Is He going to say that about you too? How many of you know that it is going to be well with you? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!” (Alleluia!) I don’t care what people will say. The opinion of man does not matter. They will shout Hosanna today and crucify him tomorrow anyway. If they say, “Well done Pastor, there’s no –one like you!” If you believe that you are dead! If they criticize you rejoice because it means God is pleased with you! ….

I am sure that He will keep the Covenant that He has with the Redeemed Christian Church of God till the end when He told the father of this church that the church will go round the whole world I am sure that must have sounded like a big joke. You are talking to an illiterate, somebody who didn’t even know he could ever go beyond Ikeja. You say he’s going to start a church that will go round the world! But He’s a covenant-keeping God.

The God of Isaac is a God of laughter because the meaning of the word Isaac is laughter and if you know anything about me it is that I know how to laugh. It wasn’t like that before. No, no, no I thought that if you are a good Christian you must always be sorrowful, you must look like somebody coming from the graveyard. I thought that was holiness. When they see you coming they will say, “Mmmh! Here comes a man of God! But my God is the God of Isaac, the God of laughter! Let me hear somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

I told you when I first became General Overseer I will tell myself in my office, early on Sunday morning, when they are doing Sunday school and I want to go round and see everything is in order. I tell myself in the office: “Be careful, you are the General Overseer now you must look like a Daddy.” So I will get up and begin to go, looking very solemn and then I will see a little child: “Daddy GO!” And I will smile. I will see another one: “Ahh! Pastor!” And I will smile back and wave! When I get back to the office I begin to rebuke myself: “What’s wrong with you! Look at you! You’ve gone out in less than fifteen minutes and you are no longer serious!” Until I discovered – my God is a God of laughter.

Let me ask you a question. How many of you prefer joy to sorrow? You prefer joy to sorrow? Joy will never leave your home in Jesus’ Name! Amen! It took me quite some time before I could get other members of the church to begin to laugh too. We started by saying okay, If you have nothing to laugh at the devil and then everybody will be laughing at the devil and some people will be looking morose so I had to say: You are going to laugh at the devil now, but when you are laughing at the devil look at your right and left, anybody who is not laughing, he’s a devil! Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) I had to go that far before everybody began to laugh. Do you know there was a time when we never danced, when we never clapped, when the guitar was forbidden, when there’s nothing called the drum? How many of you are happy that we’ve gone a long way? Let’s give the Lord a big hand!

And still talking about the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that if God can call himself the God of Jacob there is hope for me. Why? Jacob was the original 419 man – even from the womb, before he came out, he had been pulling somebody by the leg – but God forgave him, God changed him, God transformed him, God blessed him. If God can bless Jacob I know He can bless me. I say I know He can bless me – will He bless you also?

And then because I take God’s word seriously it had helped me to deal with certain habits in my life that are not good – some dangerous traits, some harmful traits, certain things in my life it took the Word of God to take them out. For example – pride _ I am sure many of you will not believe that I used to be proud. When I come into a gathering, I have a way of looking at everybody present in a way that will make them look small. I was nothing but I could puff myself up. At least I remember once, even when I became Pastor, I was introducing myself: I am Reverend Dr. E. A. Adeboye, B.Sc. Mathematics, M.Sc. Applied Mathematics, Ph.D. Hydrodynamics. Looking back now I wish I had added alias Empty Barrel! I used to be noisy, want everybody to know I have arrived – B.Sc. Mathematics, M.sc. Applied Mathematics, Ph.D. Hydrodynamics – so that everybody will say hah! oh-oh! .. But thank God I read in the Word of God one day –

James 4:10 humble yourself under the mighty hands of God and He will lift you up. I read in 1 Peter 5:5-6 The Word of God, says God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble. He said we should be clothed in humility. We should not just be humble we should wear humility as a dress! So when I hear Rev., Dr, Professor, Archbishop, Apostle so-so-so I say, God have mercy! I used to be like that. Thank God for the Word of God.

Another thing that God settled in my life as a result of my deep respect for the Word of God that is forever settled, is anger. When my father in the Lord was alive, when I see somebody doing something that I think a child of God should not do: Baba what are you looking at! Crack hi head! Papa will say, “Ah, pray that God will give you a patient spirit.” Look at what.. what’s the old man saying? .. ah-ah… But one day as I was studying the Word again I saw certain things about anger. I wrote them down.

Proverbs 16:32 the Bible says, he that is slow to anger is better than the mighty. That wasn’t the one that really shook me. The one that really shook me was Ecclesiastes 7:9: It says anger rests in the bosom of fools. Ah!! Anger makes its home in the bosom of fools and I know that Psalm 14:1 says – the fool has said in his heart that there is no God. In other words those that say there is no god and anger rest s in the bosom of fools then the one who is always getting angry the one who says there is no God, they are relatives. And then I read Proverbs 3:35. It said the wise shall inherit glory but shame shall be the promotion of fools. I refuse to be a fool. So when ever somebody comes, doing things that will annoy me, when I feel the old anger rising up I always tell myself, Adeboye don’t be a fool. So when people say, We can’t understand why you are so gentle.. It is because I have made up my mind I will not be a fool. So if you enjoy anger: I can’t tolerate nonsense – Don’t you know who I am? If anybody insults me, I will give it back to him! – Who are you, I will give it back to him! … Who are you? A fool. The Word of God says it.

But then I made another discovery about anger. That anger could be a trap, that whenever the devil knows that your blessings are coming, when you are on the brink of a miracle, when you are on the bring of a breakthrough, the devil will bring somebody to annoy you and whole you are busy being angry, before you know it the miracle is gone. I’ll prove it to you. I saw it in the Bible. You know when you are angry, I mean you yourself will say it when you are reporting it later – I was mad with him – that’s a correct statement. Anger is temporary madness period and

1 Peter 5:8 God said: Be sober, be vigilant because your adversary the devil as a roaring lion walketh about seeking whom he may devour. Why are you to be sober? Why are you supposed to be vigilant? Because the devil is seeking whom he may destroy. Many have lost their breakthroughs because they got angry at the wrong time. That’s why l’m sure as a result of the Bible study you are having tonight if you apply hem so you become wise you will now begin to have breakthroughs that you never dreamt were there before!

Let me give you an example

2 Kings 5:9-14 Naaman came to the house of Elisha wanting to be healed. Elisha sent a servant to him. You want to be healed? No problem. You’ll be well within one hour. Go to River Jordan. Dip yourself there seven times. You’ll be okay. What happened to Naaman? He became angry! Why? Because the devil knew that his day of victory has come. He said, Me? General Naaman? You ask me to go and bath in Jordan? You can’t even come out to come and see me – me General Naaman. He said I’m going back home. I will come back and deal with you. Thank God that when God wants to be merciful, He can be merciful. May He be merciful to you today in Jesus’ Name! Amen! One of the servants came to him – Sir, listen.,.. If this man of God asked you to do something mighty would you not have done it? All he asked you to do is wash and be clean. But for that servant Naaman would have died a leper because anger stood between him and his miracle. Tell the fellow next to you: I have made up my mind. I will never be a fool again.

I know some of you will say, “ah-ah you don’t have anybody annoying you. You don’t know what I go through. It’s easy for you to say that. Really? … Really? At least if your messenger offends you that ‘s easy to understand. If househelp tries to make you angry we can understand – they are not too intelligent but friends? Close relatives? Pastors? But once you made up your mind – I refuse to be a fool, you know the devil will know he has lost a big battle.

That brings me to how to deal with the devil himself. I have seen several people try to deal with the devil and I just stay quiet and follow my own method. Wisdom is better than weapons of war. I’ve seen people fighting the devil for 3 days none stop – I even know some people who say they want to box the devil! You want to box the spirit! People have wasted a lot of energy.

James 4:7 stated clearly for me how to deal with the devil James 4:7 said I must do 2 things if I want to deal with the devil. I do these 2 things and I find that the devil can’t touch me. Number one – submit to God. Number 2 – resist the devil. 2 things – simple things. Number one – submit to God – and I’ve discovered any area of my life that I do not submit to God that’s where the devil attacks so I have taken everything and submitted –my children are submitted to God; the ministry that He has given me is submitted to God; any car I am riding – it is His own! Now what do we mean by saying ‘it is His own’? Because if He wants it tomorrow He can have it. Anything I have I hold it loosely so that if He wants it tomorrow there’ll be no problem. Anything you say, “This is mine! This is mine! I can’t let this one go!” The moment the devil discovers that, that’s the area he will begin to attack. The elders have a saying – in Yoruba they say – you have only one child – this is my child! This is my child!” – that’s what will kill you!’ You don’t submit your money to God – that’s where the devil will attack. You don’t submit your marriage to God – that’s where the devil will attack. But the moment you submit everything to Him that’s when the devil won’t be able to come near!

And then number 2 – it said resist the devil. It didn’t say “beg the devil”. It didn’t say, “Be afraid of the devil”. It didn’t say, “Discuss with the devil”. There was a time when I was afraid to go to my village because I was afraid of the devil. I know some of you now you are afraid to go to your home town during Christmas because you are afraid of the witches and wizards there. The Bible says, “Resist” no ‘beg’, not ‘be afraid of’, not ‘discuss with…’ So when I hear people asking the devil “What’s your name? How many of you are there? Where do you come from? ….” When you are asking somebody that God called a liar questions… what answer do you think you will get? “How many of you are in the society?” He will say, “Your mother is the one who brought me in and I can tell you 2 or 3 you r mother-in-law we used to meet… that your elder sister you are taking care of she is the chief among us….” He will then bring so much confusion into your house and the devil will just be laughing.

You know one day I was reading the Bible and I read

Revelation 20:1-3 and suddenly I made a discovery because as a young Christian I had thought that we must bind the devil – any programme: we bind you devil, we bind you… And I saw that the day of his binding is yet to come and it is an angel that is going to come down and bind him and its an angel that is going to come down and bind him and he’s going to be bound for one thousand years – not for one hour! We bind the devil! We bind the devil! We bound him yesterday, he got loose overnight! You can bind demons but the devil himself, his day of binding is yet to come. All I have been asked to do is resist him! That’s all resist him! And how do I resist him? Not by power, not by might, not by boxing, not by sweating … if you want Satan to entertain you he will do so; if you want to spend one night casting out one demon – the demon is not going anywhere so he wants to take your time. If you want to show off how strong you are and you want to trek from here to Lagos so you can show people you are strong that’s okay bit I prefer to ride. When you are still walking before you get to the long bridge I’m already in Lagos and by the time you come and you are breathing as if you have asthma – I am already in Lagos!

How do I resist the devil?

Revelation 12:11 It said they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb. How do we overcome the devil? By shouting? By boxing? No – by the Blood of the Lamb. So what do I do when I find myself face to face with Satan? And I can assure you I have found myself face to face with him not once, not twice, I just say, the blood is against you Satan. The Blood is against you Satan. Or I just say like Gabriel said in Jude 9, the Lord rebuke thee Satan. That’s all. Simple. I know it sounds so simple that you may find it difficult to believe but that is it.

But then I don’t even have to waste my time struggling with him, I have discovered that if you can just bring God in; if you can bring light in – what will happen to darkness? Darkness will go. And how do I bring light in? How do I bring God in?

John 4:23-24 the Bible says God is a spirit and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth because the Father seeketh such to worship him. What does that one mean? What does that one mean? Everybody is seeking for something. Students are seeking for knowledge, businessmen are seeking for contracts and the Almighty God is seeking for worshippers. So any tine I want my Daddy to come near I just begin to worship Him. That’s all.

I mean you yourself will bear witness to that. Have you ever seen me at a Holy Ghost Service or Convention or any service whatsoever, where I will say – and now oh Satan, I bind you. No need. I worship God. I know He is seeking for worshippers. I know if we can just worship Him until He Himself is satisfied He will come near and the moment He comes near the devil must run. And I discovered, if only you will know how to worship God when you don’t know how to pray – God will set you free. I’ve said it before. If you prayed and prayed and nothing happened, just begin to worship God. He will surprise you. I can give you example upon example to show you that those who got the biggest miracles in the Scriptures are those who worship God and I know somebody’s going to get more miracles than they thought possible tonight in Jesus’ Name! Amen!

When the mad man of Gaddara came to Jesus Christ the demons in him would not even let him talk but he was able to kneel down as a sign of worship – that was all he did and God took over from there. When the leper came to Jesus in

Matthew 8:1-3 he fell at the feet of Jesus and worshipped Him. He came as a leper. He left as a clean man. When a woman came to Jesus in Matthew 15:22-28 and asked Jesus to help her and Jesus didn’t answer her, the moment she began to worship, the answer came!

How do I apply this? Because wisdom is the application of knowledge. Once in a while – in the house I can notice things are not going right. One fellow is going this way and he’s dropping the plate. Another one is going that way the cup fell. Another is going to get water, hot water from the kettle to make tea and he spilled the water on everybody… what’s going on here? I know who is around. What so I do? I just begin to worship God and before you know it the enemy will run. Once in a while, when I’ve been praying for something and nothing seems to be happening – Lord! What’s going on. You day if I ask, I will receive. I have asked…. What’s going on? What is delaying in my answer? Any time I get to that stage I will remember – worship Him! Worship Him! That day the answer will come. How many of you are sure you will receive your own answers tonight? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Don’t worry very soon we are going to spend some time to worship Him. Tonight is a special night. I’m believing God that everybody will go home with testimony (Amen!)

Then I was going through the Bible…. let me ask you have you got enough? Do you want some more? Because I can’t tell you everything! The moment you have had enough just say I’ve had enough and…

Psalm 27:4

David said, One thing have I desired of the Lord, one thing will I seek after, to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. When I read that passage I got a bit confused. What is David saying? He lives in the palace. Is he saying to God that he wished that he will be the church janitor or what do you call it? He said that’s the only thing he wanted. So I said, wait a minute, let me ask, if there’s something there to learn maybe I can go and make a room in the church where I too will be living…. And then I found that oh this man had several reasons why he said so… Psalm 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me…. For how long? .. All the days of my life because I shall dwell in the house of the Lord! forever! … I said that’s good, that’s good. I want goodness and mercy to follow me. Then I read Psalm 91:1-10: He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty…. …and then it went on and on and on.. it said thousand will fall by your right hand side, ten thousand by your left hand side; no evil will come near your dwelling place; its just with your eyes that you will be beholding….

I said this man knows what he’s talking about. If a man is dwelling in the house of the Lord no evil can come to him. I’ve told you the story of a man, I mean a true story. A prophet came to him and told him “there’s nothing you can do, he told him that he will not see the New Year that’s there’ no way he can see the New Year. The man said, “Is that so. That’s fine. Can you help me beg God that He will let me reach December 31? You say I can’t see the New Year. No problem! Just let me get to December 31, that’s still part of the old year!” December 31 came. First thing in the morning he ran to the church at Ebute Metta. As soon as he got to the church he said, “The death that will come and take me from here. I will see! I am here! Death! You want to come? I am here!” That’s about fifteen years ago…. The man is still alive today! Because in the house of God only goodness and mercy can follow but that is not all. In Psalm 16:11 the Bible says in his presence is the fullness of joy and at his right hand are pleasures evermore. In other words – if I can just get into the presence of God then I know that my joy will be full. Your joy will be full tonight in Jesus’ Name! Amen!

So I can understand why David said in

Psalm 122:1 He said, I was glad when they said, let us go to the house of the Lord. I know if I get to the house of the Lord, my joy will be full; if I get to the house of the Lord, I will have absolute protection; if I get to the house of the Lord!, goodness and mercy will follow me. But then Acts 7:48 says God does not dwell in houses made with hands. Then where does He dwell? How do I get into His presence? Because I want to get into His presence! Psalm 22:3 says holy art thou that dwelleth or that inhabits the praises of Israel. Where does God dwell? In the praises of His people. So if I want to get into the presence of God what should I do? Praise Him! That’s why you find that praise and worship are linked together. When we praise Him we come into His presence. When we worship Him we bring Him into where we are. So when we want joy, full joy. When we want victory, deliverance, health, promotion….. All we need to do is learn to praise Him and worship Him. Many of you can say tonight for example that even if there were no preachings at all, by the time we have listened to all those wonderful choirs and God seemed to have assembled them specially tonight, if we went home after that one, our coming would not have been in vain.

But then I discovered that there is something even deeper concerning praise. I had always known the Law of Harvest.

Galatians 6:7 Says whatsoever a man sows that is what he shall reap. Every body knows that. You don’t have to be a Christian to know that

even those who are heathens, those who are wicked people, they know that. If you go to make money charm they will tell you that when the money begins to come you must spray. That is why you see that those who make this money by crooked means they always throw parties regularly – because of the Law of Harvest: sow money, reap money! As the son of a farmer I also know that what you reap is always more than what you sow

Hosea 8:7 It says if you sow the wind you will reap the whirlwind. That’s what the Bible says. I know that. I also know, as the son of a farmer that the soil into which you sow is important like Jesus said in Matthew 13:3-9 it talks about a sower who went to sow; some fell by the roadside, some on the rock, some among thorns and some on good soil. The only one that brought forth fruit is the one that fell on good soil. I know that it is important to sow on good soil. I know that if you give to the wrong place, you are wasting your money. I know if you plant maize in the lagoon nothing is going to come of it. And suddenly I realized when I read Genesis 8:22 that the Law of Harvest is so powerful that the very existence of our world is linked up to it; that if the Law of Harvest should fail very soon there’ll be nothing called the world anymore. And you can prove it from 2 Kings 6:26-29. There was famine in a city and as a result of the famine there was no food and what happened? Two women held a meeting when their children were not hearing and they said – let’s kill our children and eat them. So they killed the first one and ate him. The following day the second one hid her own son ….can you imagine! Mothers! Eating their own children? If the Law of Harvest should fail and sowing is no longer leading to reaping very soon there’ll be no more food in the world, very soon we will eat up all the animals, very soon mothers will begin to eat their children. I pray that that will never happen in Jesus’ Name! Amen! But what does that teach me? I know that the Law of Sowing and Reaping can never, never fail and I know that it is those who sow who feed those who do not sow and that the one who feeds you controls you therefore it is the sowers that will ultimately control the world that is why I teach all my children, all those who are close to me – keep sowing! Keep sowing! Sooner or later you will discover you are head above shoulders above all others.

And I now discover some farmers will sow, all farmers working hard, sowing on good soil and when it is harvest time the yams of some people are bigger than the yams of others. What must I do so that my harvest will always be the best? I find the answer in

Psalm 67:5-6 Let the people praise thee O God, let all the people praise thee, then shall the earth yield her increase and God, even our own God, shall bless us. You know when it is time to give some people frown that is why they never get anything in return. The Bible says God loves a cheerful giver: Let the people praise You! Let all the people praise You O God! Then the earth will yield her increase – two of us can sow the same thing and the harvest of someone will be bigger than that of the other because one praised God and the other does not.

I think I better begin to round up. I discovered that some people find it easier to succeed than others. I discovered that there is something called divine favour. I discovered that if somebody has divine favour, doors will begin to open unto him almost automatically. I discovered that the Bible said that Joseph found favour with Potiphar. Even though he was a slave he became the manager of the house. I discovered that when he was thrown into jail he found favour with the jailer and I wanted do have divine favour. Is there anybody else who wants divine favour? I found that certain things that are not possible for others are possible for certain people because they have the favour of God. I found for example when I go abroad there are certain things that they will say no to others but somehow by the special grace of God they always say yes tot he Redeemed Christian Church of God. So I said God show me what I must do so that I will always enjoy divine favour all the days of my life. And I found it in

Proverbs 3:3-4 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee, bind them about thy neck, write them upon the table of thy heart, so shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

How do I find favour with God and man?

How do I go for example for an interview and even before they interview me they say that I am the one who will get he job? How do I go for visa application and the one who has been saying no, no to everybody will say yes to me? How do I get 2 promotions in one year? Divine favour. It is because divine favour is missing in the lives of some people that hey have it so hard. What do I do to have divine favour? 2 things. Mercy and truth. God said make sure these two will not leave you alone. That tells you one thing straight away. Liars will never find favour with God. Two merciless people will never find favour with God. But if you are always showing mercy and you tell the truth all the time, no matter how bitter – the word of God that is forever settled says you will find favour with God and you will find favour with man. If that is concerning you let me hear you say Amen! (Amen!)

I can go on and on but then I look at the time. We’ve been talking now for two hours. That’s enough for now. When I was a teacher in the Grammar School I have a method that I use. I make sure that at least more than 90% of my students will pass – what I do is, the day I teach them a formula that’s the day we will begin to use it. You’ve learnt certain things now. You are going to practice some of them right away so that even before you leave this Camp ground you will discover that forever O Lord thy Word is settled. Let me hear you say Amen to that. (Amen!)

Bur before we begin to practice there might be some people here who are not yet born again. Now let me tell you what the Bible says, this Word that is forever settled. It says unless you are born again you will not see the kingdom of God – it doesn’t matter who you are. You could be a Bishop, you could be an Apostle, you can call yourself by any title! It says, according to His Word, unless you are born again you will not see the Kingdom of God. Now it didn’t say unless you buy a pew for the church, it didn’t say unless you buy an organ for the church. The Word of God that is forever settles says that the only way you can see the Kingdom of God is that you must be born again so if you are wise you do something about that. If you are foolish you can say, “Who is talking?” I’m not the one talking – it’s the Bible! So if you want to give your life to Jesus If you want to see the Kingdom of God then you can come forward now and come and surrender your life to Him. The Word of God that is forever settled says the wages of sin is death! The Word of God that is forever settled says all your righteousness, the best thing you have ever done, it says its like a filthy rag before God but the Word of God says the Blood of Jesus Christ cleanses from all sins. If you want, you can come now to call on God and ask Him to wash you in His Blood. Within the next few minutes you might become a born again Christian and you‘ll be a wise person. If you like you can come. If you like you can say, “I’m not coming.” I will count up to ten. If you want to give your life to Jesus; you want to be born again; you want to settle the quarrel between you and God; you want His Blood to wash away all your sins – begin to come now. The rest of us shall we stand please. I will count up to ten.

One.. two … now those of us who are already born again and we are sure of it I want you to begin to pray for those who are already coming forward, that God will save their souls today.. Three … Four … Five … Six … Seven … Eight … Now those of you who have already come forward, you begin to pray and begin to call on Jesus Christ and say I want to see the Kingdom of God, I want my sins forgiven. Cleanse me in Your Blood, wash away all my sins, I want to do Your will. From now on whatever You say that’s what I want to do. Save my soul O Lord! Save my soul O Lord! Those of you who are still coming hurry up! Nine now! This is your hour of salvation. You have heard the Word of God. You have a choice you can decide to ignore everything you have heard. No problem. It just means that you have decided to be a fool. Or you can decide that the Word of God I have heard, I want to do something about it. So that you can become a wise person. The wages of sin is death but if you come to Jesus He will give you life. Now begin to pray.

Brethren let’s stretch our hands towards these people and pray for them that the Almighty God will save their souls, that He will forgive all their sins. Those of you who are coming from a long distance, keep coming! Keep coming I will pray for you. Make sure you get here before we pray. This is you r own day of salvation – don’t let the devil hold you down. You have to resist the devil! Say

‘Don’t take away my salvation from me! Don’t let pride hold you down. Come the Lord is calling you! Come and humble yourself under the mighty hand of God. Ask Him to be merciful unto you… Ask Him to forgive all your sins. Keep coming! Those of you who are still coming, keep coming. I know some of you are coming from a long distance so keep coming! Keep coming! And the rest of us let’s pray for these people. Let’s intercede for them – that the Almighty God will forgive them, that God will save their souls, that He’ll be merciful to them! Let’s pray for them! Let’s intercede for them! Let’s call on the Almighty God on behalf of these people. According to the Word of God something great is happening right now. Because sinners are coming to God there is rejoicing in heaven. Let’s praise Him! Keep coming! Keep coming! I’ll wait. I will wait another ten seconds before I pray – just keep coming! This is your day! This is your day of Salvation! Don’t miss this day. Don’t miss this great day! . Don’t miss this great day! . Don’t miss this great day! Thank You Jesus! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father we just want to thank You for Your Word. Thank You for these people who have heard Your Word and have responded. Please accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! Amen! Father You promised in Your Word that whosoever will come unto You You will in no wise cast out. Lord, they’ve come to You now. Lord! Receive them in Jesus’ Name! Amen! Receive them in Jesus’ Name! Amen! Forgive them in Jesus’ Name! Amen! Every sin they have ever committed up to today, wipe it away with Your blood in Jesus’ Name! Amen! Save their souls (Amen!) Write their names in the Book of Life. (Amen!) From today Lord! Let them be Your children. (Amen!) Everything they will ask from You today, give unto them in Jesus’ Name! Amen! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Now I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward. You may not know it but right over there in heaven now Jesus is dancing because of what you have done. That’s what the Word of God says. Now if Jesus is happy because of you, you can be sure I’m very happy to and I want to make a promise for you – I will be praying for you. For me to know what your prayer requests are, there is a young man here on my left and another one here on my right. I want you to follow whichever one is closer to you. They are going to help me write down your names, your address and your prayer requests so that I can continue to pray for you. Congratulations. Now you can begin to go. Let’s give the Lord a big hand.

Now the first thing we want to do as a practice of all we have learnt is that we want to go into His presence. There is only one way to do that. – that’s by praising Him and we want to do it irrespective of what our body may be saying because by doing it our body will obey the Word of God. As we praise God in the next minute that will follow I can assure you the kind of miracles you have not experienced before will happen. So we want to sing and dance and praise God. We want to begin to do that right away. I’m going to allow you to go on leading us and please let’s have songs we can sing to because we want to praise our God.,..

Glory be to the Lord in the highest, Alleluia….

I want you to talk to the Lord for a few minutes and say, Father, give me divine wisdom, give me divine wisdom Lord……

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The Almighty Formula

 

My tomorrow will be all right! This is also the reason why, when I hear a preacher that jumps up and down on the stage making all kinds of sweet statements without supporting them from Bible quotations I just be laughing because I just see another Baba Sala on stage because it doesn’t matter how sweet your voice may be, it doesn’t matter how deep your philosophy may be if it is not supported by the word of God it is not going to stand.

Right so I have very deep respect for the word of God and I want you to have the same and suddenly peace will come. In fact one of the reasons I so respect the Word of God is that even the devil knows that once it is written it is written. When he came to tempt Jesus Christ how did Jesus defeat him? He said, “It is written.” And then as if to further cement my trust in the Word of God I read

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Hebrews 13: 8

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