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Year 2005 Messages.
- January Holy-Ghost Service
- February Holy-Ghost Sevice
- March Holy-Ghost Service
- April Holy-Ghost Service
- May Holy-Ghost Service
- June Holy-Ghost Service
- July Holy-Ghost Service
- August Holy-Ghost Service
- September Holy-Ghost Service
- October Holy-Ghost Service
- November Holy-Ghost Service
- December Holy-Ghost Service
OPEN DOORS TO GREATNESS
7th of January, 2005
Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You Almighty God! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Glory be to Your Name forever Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Towards the end of last year there was a terrible tragedy somewhere in the Eastern part of the world and there was a story of a woman who was caught in the flood. She had two of her children with her, one on the right hand, one on the left and she was trying to swim with the two. When she discovered that she’s not going to make it with the two children, she decided to drop one of the two. Aren’t you glad that Jesus did not drop you last year? Aren’t you glad that He says I will never leave you, I will never forsake you.
Why don’t you just go ahead and say Thank You! Thank You that You did not drop me in the flood of life – that you did not drop me when the enemy wanted to swallow me up – Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Lord! Thank You that You did not drop me. O Father Thank You that Your arms are so powerful that You can sustain me through the flood. Thank You that You did not drop me. Thank You that You did not allow the flood of the world to sweep me away….. Thank You! Thank You! Almighty God Thank You that You did not allow the flood of the world to swallow me up! Thank You that You did not drop me! That You did not drop me! You did not drop me! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Almighty God Thank You! Thank You King of Glory Thank You That You did not allow me to be forsaken. Thank You because Your arms are everlasting arms and the arms are still holding me – Oh Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Almighty God Thank You! I will praise You. I will adore You I will magnify Your Holy Name Thank You that You did not drop me. Thank You that You did not drop me. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You for Your sustaining power. O Thank You Lord! Thank You for Your mercy.
Thank You for Your faithfulness. Thank You for Your upholding power, Your sustaining power. Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! I’m very grateful, my Father and my Lord. Thank You! I’m grateful! I’m grateful! Blessed be Your Name Lord! Thank You! Almighty God Thank You for upholding me. Thank You for standing by me. Oh Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You forever my Father and my God! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Glory be to Your Holy Name forever and ever, forever and ever! In Jesus mighty Name we worship! (Amen!)
For seven years Nebuchadnezzar was a madman but in those 7 years nobody occupied his throne. God preserved his throne. Soon as he came to his senses, soon as he began to give glory to God his throne was restored. God preserved you because He still has a purpose for your life. His plan for your life is still intact. Lift your voice to Him tonight and say Father, the purpose for which You preserved me – let it come to pass! Let it come to pass! Let it come to pass! Let it come to pass!. You preserved me for a purpose. There is a purpose for which You preserved my life. Let that purpose come to pass, let it come to pass this year! Let it come to pass rapidly! Father let it come to pass! You have a purpose for which You preserved my life. That I didn’t die last year; that I was not swallowed up by the flood last year – there is a purpose, there is a purpose! Let that purpose come to pass! Let the purpose come to pass! Fulfil that purpose. Almighty God fulfil that purpose for which You preserved my life. O Lord fulfil that purpose! Fulfil that purpose! King of Glory fulfil that purpose! Let the purpose for which You preserved my life come to pass! Let it come to pass! Rapidly! Quickly! Let it come to pass! O Lord Have mercy on me! Let the purpose for which You preserved me come to pass! Let the purpose come to pass! Almighty God let the purpose come to pass! let it come to pass! let it come to pass! Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
The moment Nebuchadnezzar began to praise God, the moment he admitted that the Most High ruleth in the affairs of men. Not only was his throne restored to him, he said, excellent majesty was added unto me. Call on the Almighty God. This year excellent majesty, add it unto me O Lord! Add it unto me! Excellent majesty, add it to my life Lord! Add it to my life Lord! Restore to me my throne, restore to me my greatness and then add excellent majesty Lord! Add excellent majesty! O Lord this year, restore to me my throne. Restore to me my greatness and then add excellent majesty to my life! ….. Excellent majesty! Excellent majesty! …. Excellent majesty! …. In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Nebuchadnezzar went on to say that all my people that had forsaken me came unto me, they came back. I want you to cry to God, this year Father, all those who have forsaken me, let them come back and serve me! Talk to the Almighty God! All those who have forsaken me, let them come back and serve me! All those who have been mocking me, All those who have deserted me….. Bring them back O Lord! Let them came and serve me! Let them come back and serve me! Let them come back and serve me! Let them return! Let them return to serve them! Let them come back to serve me! Bring them back! Bring them back O Lord! Let them come back and serve me! Oh Those who have forsaken me, those who have been mocking me, and those who have become enemies, let them become friends again. Let them return; let them return! Let them return! Let them return! …. Let them seek me out, seek me out! ….. Glory be to Your Holy Name! Let them return! Let them return! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
In the Book of Job 42:10 the Bible said and God turned the captivity of Job when he prayed for his friends. You are going to pray for everybody here now. Say,Father, this year, turn our captivities! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God!! Our captivities O Lord, Turn them O Lord! Turn them O Lord! Turn our captivities O Lord! Everybody here today Lord! Every family represented here today Lord, turn their captivities! Turn their captivities! Turn their captivities! Turn their captivities! Almighty God turns our captivities! Turn our captivities! Turn our captivities! Turn our captivities! … Male, female, young old, everybody here turn our captivities! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
The Almighty God said, that for some of His children this will be the year of Open Doors. Open your mouth and cry to God and say, Father, when You open no man can close. Keep the doors open for all of us! Talk to the Almighty God! Keep the door open for all of us! Keep the door open for all of us! When You open no man can shut! Keep the door open for all of us! Keep the door open for all of us! Almighty God Keep the door open for all of us! Keep the door open for all of us! This year of open doors …… Keep the door open Daddy! Keep the door open! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Open doors mean great opportunities. Let us cry to God, don’t let us miss any opportunity this year! Don’t let us miss any opportunity this year! Help us O Lord to maximise every opportunity this year! Help us Lord! ….. Thank You Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Lift your voice to Him and say Father, let every one of us be a major source of blessing to the whole world. Beginning from now!. Let’s talk to the Almighty! Major source of blessings to the whole world! Every one of us Lord! ….. In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Now you are going to pray for yourself and say, Father, use me to expand Your church this year! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God! Use me, use me to expand Your church this year. Use me to win souls! use me to expand Your church this year. Use me to win souls! use me to expand Your church this year! ….. Use me Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
And now you lift your voice to Him and you say, Father, every garment of suffering that you removed from my body last year, don’t let me ever wear them again! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God! Every garment of suffering! Every garment of sorrow! Every garment of failure! Every garment of disease! Every garment of reproach that You know You have already removed from me last year, don’t let me ever wear them again! Don’t let me ever wear them again! ! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Now go ahead talk to God and ask whatever you want from Him….. Glory be to God! Alleluia! Blessed be Your Holy Name! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
You are worthy O Lord, You are worthy, You are worthy to be glorified, You are worthy my God, You are worthy …… You are worthy O Lord, You are worthy O Lord …. Let’s praise Him now, worship the King of Kings! the Lord of Lords! the I Am that I Am, the Ancient of Days, the Unchangeable Lord! Bless His Holy Name! …… Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have worshipped! (Amen!)
Thank You Daddy! The Lord said there’s someone here tonight, He said that this year in your family there will be unending testimonies. (Amen!)
Father, we bless Your Name, there’s no one like You. Before the mountains were brought forth, from everlasting to everlasting You are God, You are the King, You are the Lord , You are the door, You are the truth, You are the life, You are the Alpha, You are the Omega, You are the Wonderful One, You are the Great Counsellor, You are the mighty God, You are the Everlasting Father, You are the Prince of Peace, You are the Rock of Ages!, You are the Unchangeable Changer Glory be to Your Holy Name! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You for last year, Thank You for this year, Thank You for years to come! Glory be to Your Holy Name! (Amen!)
Tonight Father, Take all the glory! Do marvellous things! Let Your name be glorified. At the end of everything let us be able to praise You again! (Amen!) In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) another
Happy New Year to you all! It will be a glorious year for you in Jesus Name! (Amen!). Now that all of us are seated please there are some people without seats so don’t reserve any seat. So if you have reserved any seat and the fellow is not here by now, please let the ushers know where the empty seats are so they can fill them.
All the children born in January stand. Glory be to God! Father, I want to thank You for January children. Thank You for the children of a new beginning. Thank You for preserving their lives. Accept our thanks in Jesus Name! (Amen!) All these Your children standing now I commit into Your hands. Bless them (Amen!)! Prosper them! (Amen!) Promote them! (Amen!) Protect them! (Amen!) Give them a new beginning of joy! A new beginning of victory! A new beginning of success! Use them for Your glory! And Lord God Almighty! every day of this month, give them new testimonies. (Amen!) In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) January children shout Alleluia!. God bless you! You may be seated!
1 Samuel 17:45-47 We want to talk about open doors to greatness. There is somebody here today who is going to be very great (Amen!) and the door to your greatness has been opened. If you don’t say ‘Amen!’ I won’t pray for you. (Amen!) And the door will remain open forever in Jesus Name! (Amen!)
1 Samuel 17:45-47
Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands.
God will fight for somebody this year. (Amen!) All the Goliaths in your way will give way in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Your door to greatness has been opened in Jesus Name! (Amen!)
David had the master keys. He had the Master Key of prayer. He was a prayer warrior. In Psalm 34:1 he said I will bless the Lord at all times and His praise shall continually be in my mouth. That must be the statement of somebody who knows how to contact God. (Amen!) Somebody is going to bless the Lord all this year around. His praise shall never leave my mouth this year. In Psalm 34:6 the same Psalm 34:6 David said this poor man cried and the Lord heard. God is going to hear the prayer of somebody this year (Amen!)
David was a prayer warrior because he knew the source of his strength, he knew where help can come from, that is why he 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. There is somebody here who is expecting help from God. That help will come this year. (Amen!) He had the first Master Key, the Master Key of prayer. And then he had the second Master Key, the key of faith. When you hear him speak in Psalm 27:1-6, you see somebody who is full of faith. He said, The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? David was a man of faith, not a man of fear. He said in Psalm 23:4, even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: so he had the Master Key of faith. There is somebody listening to me today because you got that Master Key during the Congress you will never know fear again. (Amen!)
David had the third Master Key of the Word of God. In Psalm 119:11 he said, Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. He loved the Word of God so much that he memorized it. He hid the Word of God in his heart so he had the Master Key of the Word of God.
Then he had the Master Key number four of the Name of Jesus. He had the Master Key of the name of the Lord. In our text today in 1 Samuel 17:45 he said, I come against thee in the name of the Lord! He knew how to use the Name of the Lord. Probably he understood that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow. And today in the life of somebody every Goliath is going to fall because of the Name of the Lord. Let me hear you say that name – Jesus! So he had the Master Key of holiness, the fifth Master Key, the unlimited Master Key, David had it. He said in Psalm 66:18, he said, If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: So he was aware of the danger of sin. He knows the advantages of holiness. In fact he said in Psalm 119:9 , he said how shall a young man cleanse his way? He said by paying attention to Your word O Lord! So David had the Master Keys of prayer.
1 Samuel 16:11-13 we saw him being anointed as King. In fact he said in Psalm 23:5 He said, Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over. So we could almost say that David attended the last Holy Ghost Congress He had all the Master Keys and he got the anointing to go along with it, as a result of which, like all of us who came, he had a new beginning. Is there anybody here with a new beginning? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) He had a new beginning because from 1 Samuel 16:14-23 we saw that suddenly, after the anointing, he was moved from being a shepherd boy. From the lonely life of a shepherd boy he became somebody dwelling in the palace. I know somebody here today your promotion will be rapid. (Amen!) The Almighty God will advertise you. Those who will get you to the throne they will come your way quickly. (Amen!)
And then came Goliath. How? In 1 Samuel 17:17-20, his father sent him on an errand – take food to your brothers at the warfront. It was while he was running an errand for his father that he came across Goliath and as we are going to discover later on, it was coming across Goliath that opened the door to his greatness and the door to your greatness, all the doors to your greatness are already opened now. (Amen!)
In Mark 16:15-20 we discover that signs and wonders only follow those who are on the move, those who are out obeying God, those who are out doing the work of their father. They are the ones who signs and wonders will follow. That is why I want to advise you this year, don’t sit down at home doing nothing. Go out, Witness. Win souls. Bring them to Christ. Constantly be on the move and you will suddenly discover that doors of opportunities will begin to open. Everywhere you turn this year, ways will open unto you in Jesus Name! (Amen!)
He was out obeying his father when all of a sudden he came face to face with Goliath. And you will need to note something here, something that has to do with God’s timing. If you read 1 Samuel 17: 22-23, you will discover that David arrived just in time to hear Goliath boasting. He did not arrive one hour late. He arrived just in time. God has a timetable for everything. He has a timetable for your life. I have good news for you. That time of open doors for you has come now. (Amen!) In Psalm 102:13 the Bible says, the time, the set time, to favour Zion has come. There is somebody here, the time, the set time to favour you has come. (Amen!) I didn’t say everybody. I said there is someone here, the time, the set time, the time that God planned, the time that God had destined to favour you has come. (Amen!)
Everything works according to the timetable of God. What God wants to happen this year could not have happened last year. There’s no way you can do it and what He wants to do this year cannot be postponed to next year. It is not possible. That is why I am so excited. God spoke to me at the end of last year that this year 2005 is the Year of Open Doors. Suddenly I realized that all my struggles will begin to produce results now. And not me alone. There is somebody else here, the year, the set year, when God will favour you is come! (Amen!) The year when every door you knock will be opened unto you that year has come. (Amen!) I’m not saying everybody. Just a few of us. This is our own year. (Amen!) I say this is our own year – whether the devil likes it or not. This is our year whether the enemies likes it or not. This is our year whether the mockers like it or not. Whether those who say that you are going to die barren like it or not, they will discover that this is your year. (Amen!) Those who said you can never move forward, that you can never reach the top, before the year is out, they will discover that this is your year! If you believe that Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
So Goliath came, a giant, but he came as a giant opportunity disguised as a giant problem. The first time you see him, you will think – Ehh! What a problem, but at the end of the story – what a giant opportunity! I don’t know who I’m talking to but even before the end of this month, your giant opportunities will begin to come. (Amen!) they will be so big that it will be too difficult to miss them because the moment David saw Goliath and he saw his head, he said, with my sling, I can’t miss a head this big. Opportunities so big that you cannot miss them will begin to come your way from today. (Amen!)
Thank You Father! The Lord said there’s someone here, He said, you are about to enter into your season of total liberation. (Amen!) season of total liberation! I say ‘Amen!’’ to that one.
And when Goliath came he appeared as if he’s an obstacle to destiny because David has just been anointed king and Goliath wanted to take the kingdom from him. I have good news for you brethren. Whatever is of God shall be forever. The throne that God has planned for you, you will sit on that throne! (Amen!) The height that God has prepared for you in that name that is above every other name, you will reach there. (Amen!)
So Goliath came – a giant, pretending to be a giant problem but he was a giant opportunity too big to miss. It came as an obstacle to destiny but it was actually a door to destiny. All that was required was to get the door open. Fortunately for you, you already have the Master Key of faith – every giant that stands in your way this year – by faith and in the name of the Lord of Hosts, they will become doors to your destiny! (Amen!)
Take Redemption Camp where we are now. When we first came here this was the headquarters of armed robbers; this was the house of the biggest snakes anywhere around. The first snake we killed on this ground was 16 feet long. Which is more than 5 metres long, the size of a palm tree – that’s enough to drive anybody away. Bit we didn’t see it as a problem, we saw it as an opportunity; we saw the land where nobody will want to build so with faith in our God we knew that a city will come that will become the headquarters of the Almighty God and we are already beginning to see it. I have good news for somebody here – everything appearing to be a problem now in your life will become a major testimony! (Amen!)
When Moses got to the Red Sea in Exodus 14 it looked as if the journey to the Promised Land is over. But no – there had to be a Red Sea to swallow Pharaoh and his hosts. A little river cannot swallow an army. So the bigger your Red Sea the total will be your victory, the enemy you saw up till this day. In the Name that is above every other name you will never see them again! (Amen!)
So Goliath was merely a stepping-stone to greatness. Is there any problem in you r life right now, get ready for your testimony. Is it a big problem? Then get ready for a big testimony!! Is it impossibility? Then get ready for a testimony that will shake the world! Who is going to be the first to testify? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
Thank You Father! The Lord said there’s someone here, He said I should tell you there is light ahead of you. (Amen!)
When you read 1 Samuel 17:24-27 the Bible said, Israel fled from Goliath but David asked for reward. Some people were running away, David was saying what are you going to give to the person who kills this fool. I don’t know who I’m talking to but even before the middle of this year – rewards, rewards, will already be coming in to you. (Amen!)
Here David has not fought the battle but don’t forget he has the Master Key of faith and faith always sees beyond the battle. Faith is always looking into the future; its always looking at what happens after the victory is won. That is why Moses before he even heard from God, in Exodus 14:13-14, Moses, before he heard from God at all, using the Master Key of faith, has told the children of Israel, look at your enemies very well, he said the enemies you see today, you will never see them again! I am repeating the same thing today. In the Name that is above every other Name, the enemies of sickness, enemies of poverty, enemies of barrenness, enemies of failure, enemies of sorrow, enemies of demons, you will never see them again in Jesus Name! (Amen!)
David has not yet fought the battle but he was already telling Goliath in 1 Samuel 17:46 , he said this day I will cut off your head. He didn’t even have a sword in his hand. If you focus attention on what you have now, to some of you it will be difficult to believe that this is going to be the most glorious year of your life thus far.Don’t look at what you have, don’t look at the situation now, look at God. I can guarantee you your tomorrow is going to be all right. (Amen!)
I remember the testimony of one of my daughters. She said, at the beginning of one year the Word of knowledge came and said, there’s a woman here, before the end of the year you’ll be carrying asset of twins. She said everybody around her was saying, Amen, Amen. She said she didn’t join them. Why not? Because at that time there was even nobody to marry. When you are not yet even married how can you be talking of a set of twins? She didn’t answer at all, she said that one is for somebody else but the following day somebody came and said, thus saith the Lord, you are going to be my wife….. She said Get away from here. Ahh! But I’ve already told the Pastor! The Pastor had prayed. He’s the one who said I should go and tell you. Eh, well, if it is the Pastor you want to marry, go ahead… To cut a long story short, 3 months later they were married. Exactly on the 31st December a set of twins came! (Amen!) Before the end of this year there is somebody here your joy will be overflowing. (Amen!)
Faith looks beyond the present because faith sees what others cannot see. It hears what others cannot hear., In 1 Kings 18:41 Elijah said, I heard the sound of the abundance of rain when there was no cloud at all – no single cloud! There had been no rain for 3 years! But he heard the sound of the abundance of rain. I am not saying that I am Elijah. I’m not saying that I’m a prophet. I’m an ordinary Pastor but once in a while I hear from my Daddy and my Daddy said 2005 is the Year of Open Doors for me and for somebody else. If you are one of us let me hear you shout a big Alleluia (Alleluia!) In 2 Kings 7:1 Elisha said, by this time of tomorrow a measure of flower shall sell for a shekel. – In a time of famine when women were already eating their children for survival! A man of faith said, by this time of tomorrow, food will be so plenty, nobody will want to buy. It sounded impossible but it came to pass.
I’ve told you the story before. The first time that I went to Kenneth Hagin Camp meeting in America I saw 7,000 people in one convention. I’ve never seen anything like that before. Because at that time the whole of Redeemed Christian Church of God added together was less than 1,000. But on the way, in the plane, I shared with those who went with me, that one day, one day, our Pastors alone would be more than 17,000! They didn’t believe me. How can it be when the whole congregation is not up to one thousand? Who are the Pastors going to be pasturing? But 2004 we ordained more than 9,000. I don’t know who I’m talking to, no matter how small you are today; you are going to be very great. (Amen!)
One of my sons came to me about ten years ago. He said, Daddy why are you still tolerating me knowing I’m so bad? Even I myself know I am very bad and yet you still keep treating me as if I am the apple of your eye. I told him, my boy, it is not who you are now that is the apple of my eye, it is what you are going to become.And I am saying to somebody today, it is not who you are now, it is who you are going to become, I say with the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ that you are gong to be very great. (Amen!) I’m not talking to everybody but the one I’m talking to knows himself, knows herself. Let that fellow shout a really big Alleluia (Alleluia!)
In Genesis 22:7-8 Isaac asked a very good question, he said, Father, I can see the wood. I can see the fire. I can see the knife but where is the animal for the sacrifice? And the father answered without hesitation, not knowing how it can happen, he said God will provide! If the God of Abraham is still on his throne – and I know He is – I say to somebody here tonight God will provide. (Amen!) I say God will provide. I say it one more time – God will provide. (Amen!) He will provide what? You need a husband? He will provide. You need a wife? He will provide. You need a house? He will provide. You need a job? He will provide. You need healing? He will provide. You need a visa? He will provide…. Go ahead; give the Lord a big round of applause. Let God himself hear you. He will provide! I say He will provide! He will provide anointing! He will provide power! He will provide success! He will provide promotion! He will provide! He will provide! He will surely provide! Thank You Daddy! Thank You Lord!
Daddy says there’s someone here tonight, He said, don’t fear, darkness will surely let you go. (Amen!) Thank You Father!
Now David asked for reward. The Bible teaches that God has rewards for those who would be overcomers. He has crowns for overcomers – crown of righteousness; crown of life, the incorruptible crown, the crown of rejoicing, the crown of glory – these are 5 crowns laid up for overcomers. Go and do your Bible study and find their passages.
But there are other rewards for overcomers. He said they would eat of the tree of life. Revelation 2:7… He said they would not be hurt by the second death. Revelation 2:11 He said they will eat of the hidden manna. Revelation 2:17. But there is one I like among the rewards. Revelation 2:17 It said all those who overcome will get a white stone and on the white stone will be a new name written that is known by nobody else except the one who receives it and I know the implication of that. I have a feeling that this year God is going to give somebody a new name and the implication of a new name is tremendous.
Abram is the name that Abraham used to bear. He was Abram and he was barren, then he became Abraham and he became the father of nations. Sarai was barren and she became Sarah and became the mother of nations. Jacob was a 419 man, then he became Israel and a whole nation is still bearing his name! Whatever evil is associated with the name you are bearing, that name is going to be changed this year. (Amen!) You will get a new name this year. (Amen!) The interesting thing is that He said the new name will be private and I know what that means.
I will tell you a story. But before I tell you the story please know that it happened before I was born again. At that time I was still a sinner, pure and simple and I was teaching in a school, secondary school and there were girls there and there was one of the girls that I was eying and I was looking for a way of telling her. So one day as I was going round checking to see whether they were doing their mathematics correctly or not I wrote in a small piece of paper- I love you…. And you know the way people sit in a secondary school – two desks together, and I got to this girl, I pretended to be looking at the exercise book and I dropped the note. And she picked it up, opened it, read it and the girl sitting next, instead of facing her mathematics, looked her way and said, what is that? She closed it quickly and said, Nothing, nothing. Somebody is going to receive a note from Jesus Christ with a new name. I don’t know what He will write in your own but I have a rough idea of what He will write in my own. I know He will write in my own – Adeboye, I love you! Is anybody like that here today too? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
So, David was asking for reward…… Go back to the sheep! Who wants you here? Brother! The Bible says in Matthew 10:6, it says a man’s foes shall be of his own household. Every enemy in your household they shall be exposed this year. (Amen!) All those who say they are brother, they are sister, and they are your enemy, in this year of Open Doors the Almighty God will expose them all! (Amen!)
The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 11:26, it says beware of false brethren. Even in the church there are false brethren – ‘bro, bro, sis, sis’ and their like. Every false brother, every false sister trying to slow you down, God will expose them this year. … What do you want there? Who asked you to come here? This boy was already dreaming how he’s going to become a giant –killer and the brother came and wanted to silence him just as in Genesis 37:17-20, the brothers of Joseph saw him coming; Ah! Behold, the dreamer cometh! Come let us kill him, let us see what shall become of his dream. All those who want to destroy your dream, one day they will bow down before you. (Amen!) I say, one day they will bow down before you. (Amen!)
I don’t have time to tell you all of the stories I would have told you. I know the effort that brothers made to kill my dream. I refused to let my dream die. Your own dream will not die. (Amen!) It was an elder brother…
Thank You Father! The Lord said, the word ‘retarded’ will become foreign to your family. (Amen!)
Elder brother… I need to warn you brethren in this year of Open Doors, beware of elder brothers, experienced Christians, who have become so experienced that they have become lukewarm. They have become so experienced there is no need for them to shout Alleluia!! They’ve become so experienced they can’t dance for God anymore. They were not like that before. When they first became born-again they were on fire for God, but now they are experienced. They don’t dance when you dance. They don’t shout when you shout – that’s for small boys; that’s for beginners! Please remain beginners. Remain hot for God. They will tell you, that, ehh! How it used to be at the beginning. They told me that, they told me that 30 years ago – aehh, all this giri giri giri – you will soon cool down! But thank God I told them, in my own case, I’m going to get hotter. Is there anybody like that here today? In that case let me hear your Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
Don’t let any elder brother stand in your way. If they don’t want to go let them stay. The door is open. Everybody is free, If you want you can sit down. If you want you can run. If you want you can fly – I’m going to fly for Jesus Christ! (Amen!) So when it is time to praise God and you are praising God and somebody is looking at you – ignore them! Go on dancing for joy. That’s how David danced his way to greatness. Those who shout in church, keep on shouting. That’s how Bsrtimaeus shouted until he got his wish. When it is time to clap, use your hands, clap! Thank You Jesus!
I’ve told you the story before. In a gathering of big men, big men of God – thank God I’m a small boy. I went with my tambourine and we were praising God, the choir was doing a wonderful job. I was dancing and because I don’t want anybody to disturb me, I closed my eyes and I was dancing, praising my Lord, magnifying His Name! I didn’t know that one big man of God was standing, wanting to greet me because my eyes were closed. I was praising my God. When finally they stopped singing and I opened my eyes, he stood there and he was upset! He was upset! He said what’s wrong with you? You are a General Overseer, dancing like that! I told him, I’m sorry Sir, forgive me but I’m dancing for the One who made me General Overseer. And I’m going to keep on dancing until he makes me General Overseer of the whole world! Is there anybody here who will keep on dancing for Jesus!. Stand on your feet and just dance for Him for one minute! Dance for your King! Dance for the Almighty God! He doesn’t mind! He doesn’t mind! Thank You Lord! Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) God bless you! You may be seated!
Thank You Father! In 1 Samuel 17:30 David ignored the elder brother and turned to another set of people. He said, By the way as I was saying, what is the reward for killing this fellow. Don’t mind that fellow, I know the problem here. He was there when the men of God came. They didn’t choose him for anointing. It’s me they chose that’s why he’s angry but there’s nothing he can do. My anointing cannot be washed away. God has chosen somebody here for greatness whether the elder brother likes it or not, whether elder sister likes it or not. The anointing of God upon your life is going to be forever. (Amen!) Don’t listen to the dream killers. Don’t listen! Live on! Focus on God! Don’t look at any man! Even if the Pastor doesn’t want to go, ignore him! Face your God!
I’ve told my children recently. I said God forbid bad thing, even if I, your father, say I’m no longer following Jesus and I know it will never happen, I say, you ignore me and go on because He’s the Way, there is no other way other than Jesus Christ! He’s the door to greatness. There is no other door! How many of you will follow Jesus to the end? Let me hear you say ‘Amen!’ loud and clear.
And then in 1 Samuel 17:31 David’s words were heard and the king sent for him. David’s words were heard. Some of you may not know why I’ve been telling you to say some beautiful things about yourself. It is because if you say it loud enough God will hear. If you keep on saying my tomorrow will be all right God will hear. If you keep saying I’m not going to dance small. God will hear. If you keep on saying I will reach my goal. God will hear. Maybe you want to say one or two things so God can hear. Say, My tomorrow will be all right! (Amen!) I say Shout it! (Amen!) Say, I m not going to die here, I refuse to die here! I will reach my goal! I will reach my goal! (Amen!)
I was still telling my children recently. I wasn’t even born-again then. I was just a nominal churchgoer, when my wife and I will be struggling with ponmo (cow skin)and I will be saying that one is too thick, let’s cut it into two. And I used to say, Don’t worry my dear. It’s not going to be like this forever. Don’t worry, Our tomorrow will be all right. I’d been saying it before I became born again. And today if I want to eat a cow I can eat the whole cow! All of you who are my children pursue your goals! The height that God has prepared for you , you will reach there! (Amen!)
Bartimaeus kept on crying, the people around asked him to shut up. He did not, he kept on shouting and Jesus was arrested by the cry of a beggar. If you seek God consistently enough, God will hear. And what will happen? The king sent for a shepherd boy. There is somebody here tonight the King of Kings will send for you (Amen!). I say the King of Kings will send for you! (Amen!)
Another thing. The days of darkness ended. Thank God my Father had already spoken tonight. He said darkness will let you go! darkness will let you go!
In Genesis 31:13-34 Joseph had been in prison thirteen years, he was supposed to die there when the king sent for him – every door that has been keeping you in prison shall be flung open this year in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Why? Because the King of Kings has come for you. The King of Kings is coming for somebody here. He’s coming for me and He’s coming for someone else. Let that fellow shout Alleluia (Alleluia!)
Thank You Father! The Lord said there’s someone here, He said, your oppressors shall taste oppression. (Amen!)
Samuel brought David before the king and a conversation ensued. You will see that one in 1 Samuel 17:32-37 It was David who began the conversation. He said king, you don’t let anybody‘s heart fail because of this riff-raff. I will smite him. The king looked at the small boy and said, You can’t do it. You are small. He is big. He’s been fighting wars since he was young. David said, I may be small but I’m well equipped. I’ve killed lions before. I’ve killed bears before. The God who delivered me from the lion, and the bear; the God who preserved through childhood, God will give me another testimony. (Amen!) So the King was compelled to say In that case, go and the Lord be with you!
It is time that you and the King of Kings had a chat. It’s time for you to tell Him what you believe in. It’s time that you will go before the Almighty God and you tell Him, I know that You are there for me and Your church. It’s time for you to say to the Almighty God, I know that my Redeemer liveth and that He can do all things because there is nothing impossible for You. It is time for you to tell God what you think, what you believe about Him!
I’ve told you the testimony before. The reason I’m sharing it is because of something I’m going to say later.
Thank You Father! The Lord said there’s someone here tonight; He said today you will join the club of the victors. (Amen!) Today your mouth will join the club of the victors. (Amen!)
We had 3 caesarean operations before we met the Lord because the doctors said, don’t worry yourself, there’s no way the baby can come naturally. So after three, we decided to stop. Then we became born again. Then one day Luke 1:37: for with God nothing shall be impossible. How many of you believe that your own will not be impossible with God? Say it out with your mouth.
Anyway so she became pregnant again the fourth time. So the doctor said he can’t handle it and I have a new doctor, Dr. Jesus. So I said, let the paediatricians handle it. And the time of delivery came and there had been all kinds of warning – tell that brother, don’t kill your wife. It is not possible; it cannot be done, the age of miracle is past…. We just sat down. I was too stupid to answer them. I believe in my God too much to answer them. Thank God the foolishness of God is wiser than the wisdom of men. So time of delivery came. The first day she laboured. Baby didn’t come. Second day, she laboured; the baby didn’t come. Third day, she laboured; the baby didn’t come. And I remember very well that third day. I drove from University of Lagos to Ebute-Metta, the maternity centre. I got there. They said nothing; it hadn’t come. So I got into my car and I was going to Surulere to go and bring her food. I got to Iddo terminal. I know the spot. I heard the devil say to me – he was physically present in my car – he said, Stupid fellow, you said you have PhD in Mathematics; you want to kill your wife. You will see what the family will do to you. When they both die we will then see what you will say. Thank God for the Holy Spirit. A holy anger rose up within me and I said, Listen carefully. It’s my one night tonight. It was Friday tonight. I will call the General Superintendent, to please allow me to preach on Sunday and the first thing I will say is that there is nothing that God cannot do! There is nothing that God cannot do! And as soon as I said that light, supernatural light, flooded my car. I knew Jesus came in. I’m telling every one of you here tonight, you will pass your test. I say, you will past your test. (Amen!)
And my children came to meet me. What about Mummy? and I said not yet, by the time I return tomorrow morning, I will bring you good news. Somehow I knew the child has come. I arrived back at Ebute-Metta. Within fifteen minutes of my coming back, the baby came. Your year of open doors, your year of progress has come. (Amen!) If you believe that say ‘Amen!’.
You need to tell God that you believe in Him; that there’s nothing He cannot do. Like Job said, Even though He slay me I will still trust. Even if He kills me I will still trust Him. You need to tell God like Shedrach and Meshach and Abednego that the God who we serve is able, able to deliver and if He does not we will still not bow to any other God. David said don’t let anybody – I have a God who is greater than any Goliath.
David did something beautiful – shared his testimony. You know one of the biggest problems we have as Christians is that we are not sharing our testimonies. We are not. When it’s testimony time we want to sit down and hear all the testimonies. What about you? You make it look as if God has not done anything for you. It’s unfair. If God has been doing something for you – tell the world! I never keep quiet about my testimony. I share them with other Pastors all over the world. ….. we’re managing, we’re managing! I’m not managing. God is working overtime taking care of me! They say, don’t say that! .. the Almighty God is on my side. Is there anybody here that the Almighty God is taking care of? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
Testimony is one weapon that the devil cannot resist. Revelation 12:11 It said, they overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony. Testify! Your greatest weapon against the devil, your greatest weapon in evangelism – is testimony. It’s the best way you can win souls! Come and give your life to Jesus! … Testimony, it is what will cause others to follow you to your destiny. That is what will guarantee that your future prayers will be answered. Testify! Don’t be shy! Don’t be shy about what your God has done! After all before we were born again, you know how your friends got you to go and visit that baba lawo. I mean they come to me on Monday morning….. Your greatest weapon against the devil, your greatest weapon in evangelism – is testimony. Open your mouth. Testify
Thank You Father! I say Amen to this one! The Almighty God said, I will reduce the head of the one blocking your view. (Amen!)
The King said ‘Go!’ Let’s talk to that! “Go!” It means the door is open, the door to greatness, the door to victory. “Go!” that means, your way is clear! The way is clear for somebody here tonight! “Go!” The battle is won, even before you fight! Haw many heard it? The Lord be with you! If only God can be with you, what else do you want? That is all He told Moses when He sent him to Egypt. He said, Go and bring the children of Israel. Moses said, How can I? God said, I will go with you. The same thing He said to Joshua – As I was with Moses, so will I be with you., No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life. There is somebody here tonight God will go with you. (Amen!)
And then because of time, I need to move on. Saul decided to put his armour on David. David tried it and he said, sorry I can’t go with this and he put the thing off. If you are going to walk in your open doors this year, you must put off Saul’s armour. If it were of any help to Saul, why didn’t he go and fight Goliath? The armour of Saul represents incomplete obedience. It represents inordinate hunger for fame. It represents stealing from God to do the work of God. God told him to kill all the animals. He said, I’m taking some of them so I can use them for offering. Just like some of you who say, well I know this is the tithe of God but I’m using the tithe of God to build the church. It represents dishonouring the anointing of God! It represents insincerity. Thinking that you are too wise, you can deceive God. That must end in your life, if you want to walk through your open doors to greatness.
Again David got a sling. He selected five smooth stones, five smooth stones. Why five? Because David was serving the All-Sufficient God. David didn’t know, but God knew that Goliath had four brothers. 2 Samuel 21:15-22 Goliath had 4 brothers so God made sure that David had 5 stones so after Goliath falls if any of his brothers decided to arrive, there is a stone waiting for them. All your enemies shall be taken care of this year!
Stones! Smooth stones! That can easily be sent on an errand. The stones stand for the Word of God. Psalm 107:20 He sent His Word and He healed them. He sent His stone and healed them and delivered them. The stone of God, the smooth stone of God is going to move on your behalf. It will move on your behalf here. (Amen!)
And then he took a sling with him. What can the sling represent? It represents the despised weapon of prayer. When people are praying, there are people who will look at you and say, somebody is dying and you are praying. You think prayer will solve it? It represents the fragile weapon of anointing – very fragile. This thing they call anointing what do you mean? Very fragile – but very powerful. It represents the incredible weapon of praise.
Ahh! Thank You Father! Let me hear somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) The Lord is talking to someone here tonight, he said I should tell you that tonight you should sow a seed of laughter, a seed of laughter …. Listen, listen, listen, listen! Amen! Let’s get this right. Tonight you will make up your mind that you want to sow a seed and you will tell God that I’m sowing this seed for laughter. Ah-ah. Then He said, when you sow this seed, He will do 2 things. Number one He said He will replace the bitterness of your life with honey. (Amen!) Number two; He said He will make one of your children to become a constant source of laughter. (Amen!) That message is for one particular person.
Now David took a sling and that sling goes to tell you one thing – sharpen your skills. David knew how to use the sling He didn’t learn how to use it on the day of battle, You also know something, no matter what – maybe all you can do is pray. This year sharpen your prayer. maybe all you can do is praise God. This year sharpen your praise. maybe your gift from God is your gift of generosity. This year sharpen your skill!
Thank You Lord! Let’s stand on our feet. Alleluia!! Thank You Lord! Now listen to me carefully. Alleluia!. The Lord says, for a minute, combine all your problems into one and put them in front you. Just look at them with the spiritual eye as though they are just combined somewhere ahead. And then you are going to do something that may sound childish to you…… you are going to use your sling of faith and you are going to say in the name of Jesus, Goliath you are dead. Or you just sling, sling, sling…. Just go ahead! Go ahead! Go ahead! Just do it! It may sound childish to you! You are going to sing! You are going to sing! You are going to sing! Let me hear somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!). For two minutes, just praise God, because your Goliath is vanquished. Go ahead! Open your mouth! Thank the Almighty God! Thank the Almighty God! Thank the Almighty God! Bless His Holy Name! Bless His Holy Name! Thank Him! Thank Him! Thank Him! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! Thank You! Almighty God Thank You! Almighty God Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Alleluia! Alleluia! Thank You Lord!
The Lord asked me to tell you, He said the traffic light of your life has just turned to green. (Amen!) (Amen!) (Amen!)
Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! There is no need to preach anymore. Alleluia! Alleluia! If you are out there and you’ve not given you r life to Jesus you better come now, you better come now! Alleluia! If you are out there and you are not yet born again. Come! Come! I will count up to ten.. By ten if you are not here I know you don’t want to come.
This God is too powerful to be ignored. Surrender to Him! Come and give your life to Jesus. 1.. 2. Thank You Father! 3…… What a mighty God we serve, Alleluia!, what a mighty God we serve…….Those of you who are still on their way, hurry up. Those of us who are already in front close your eyes and cry to God. Say, Lord Jesus , I have come to You tonight to surrender completely. Save my soul. Forgive all my sins! Give me a brand new beginning. Be my Lord, be my Saviour and I will serve You! Go ahead! Call on the Almighty! And the rest of us let’s stretch our hands towards them and just pray for them; that the one who saved our souls will save their own souls also. Let’s pray for them! Let’s talk to the Almighty! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Father, Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for these Your children who have come forward. Thank You for Your promise that whosoever will come unto You, You will in no wise cast out. They have come now. Receive them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Forgive them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Save heir souls in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Cleanse them in Your Blood in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Write their names in the Book of Life in Jesus Name! (Amen!) From today, whenever they call on You, answer them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Thank You! my Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) (Amen!) Praise the Lord! Alleluia!
I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward tonight because from tomorrow by the grace of God, I will be praying for you and I know God will answer my prayers for you. So I need your name, your address and your principal prayer request. I can guarantee you in the mighty Name of Jesus, that very soon there will be testimony. (Amen!) So if you follow this brother who is waving a board, counsellors and Pastors are waiting for you to collect this information. So let’s begin to go. Give the Lord a big round of applause.
Even as we stand now first of all to thank God for what He has already promised, those who have testimonies can go to the back of the altar now to meet the pastors there. In the meantime, I want you to just praise Him. If you know what God has already done tonight you will praise Him for the rest of your life because believe it or not, your time has come! Your time has come! Go ahead praise the Almighty God, Bless His Holy Name! . Those who have testimony, go to the back of the altar now!
Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Alleluia! God bless you! I know you won’t mind but there is something very, very important that God wants me to do now which is why your coming tonight is going to change your life forever. David had the five Master Keys; he was anointed; he had a new beginning. He wasn’t going to allow any elder brother to kill his dream. He had the sling,; he had the five smooth stones but there was no sword in his hand. The Almighty God wants to give you a sword tonight. (Amen!)
I will tell you one little story which some of you already know. I’ve told you the story of a man who ran into very hard times. All the machines, which he was using for his trade, broke down. He owed his bank so much that when the friends see him coming they run. They don’t ask him to pay what he owes because they don’t want him to borrow money. There was no food in the house and the children were crying for food. The mother couldn’t bear it so she ran mental. He had no money to take her to the hospital so he went and kept her with one herbalist. Then we met and he told us his story and did something similar to what we are about tonight. We asked him to stretch forth his hands and we placed our own hands on his and prayed a simple prayer and asked him to go home and place his hands on his wife and his machines. So he went home, first he went straight to the herbalist, laid hands on his wife and the wife was healed immediately. He went to his machines that the mechanics have tried everything to repair and they wouldn’t work. He laid his hands on them and they all jumped back to work. (Amen!) Within six months the Lord has blessed him so much, he was able to buy a brand new car.
That’s the first story I want to tell you but there’s a second story. We had a congress in a certain town When we finished, God asked me to do something so I can transfer power to certain people. He made it clear to me – it doesn’t matter what I do, only those who believe will receive. So we formed a circle and I joined hands with the people and prayed the prayer God asked me to pray and the invisible current began to flow through the circle and when ever it got to anybody who believed we discovered that the fellow will just fall down from the circle. The current continued till it got to somebody who believed and the fellow will drop out. At a stage it got to 3 people who believed and they all fell at the same time. Others were standing looking. The current flowed and returned. It affected only those who believed.
So what God is about to do tonight will only affect those who believe. We will please stand. Stretch forth your two hands. I’m going to pray as the Lord asked me to pray and if you believe you will go home with a sword – any Goliath in your way, all you need to do is wave your hand. The invisible sword will just remove their heads. (Amen!) Thank You Father!
My Father and my God I want to bless Your Holy Name – Unchangeable, invisible, all-knowing, Almighty, the I AM that I AM. Thank You for this day of victory, this day of liberation, this day of a new beginning. As many as believe, with arms stretched out put a sword in their hands in Jesus Name! (Amen!) As many as believe that sword, the two-edged sword that nobody can withstand, give it to them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) That sword, my Father and my God, it can remove the head of any Goliath, Place in their hand in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Let it be used for Your glory. Let it be used for liberation. (Amen!) Let it be used for victory. (Amen!) Lord God Almighty! Remember these your children in the New Year. Let doors that have been closed be opened. From now on, my Father and my God, whenever Your children raise the sword, let the enemy vanish in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Thank You my Father, Thank You because it is done. In Jesus mighty, majestic, glorious, powerful, all-conquering name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Lift your hands to the Almighty God and just bless Him. Bless His Holy Name! Bless the Name of the Almighty God and say Father, Thank You for my sword. Thank You because you will go from here to conquer. (Amen!) I will go from here victorious. ….Thank You Father! Shout Alleluia! Shout the Alleluia! as if you really mean it! Alleluia!
It is well with me…… Let me hear you shout another big Alleluia! God bless you! You may be seated! You will testify. (Amen!) I say, you will testify. As the Lord lives, this year your testimonies will be in multiples. (Amen!) We now want to thank the Almighty God with what He has done for us tonight. As you get ready to do that seated, we can dance while seated…….
PRAISE THE LORD!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
YEAR OF OPEN DOORS: THE MOUTH
4th of February, 2005
Thank You Father! Well let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) If you are expecting something special from the Lord this month shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Glory be to God! Thank You Lord!
Daddy told me that for a couple of His children, the sun will shine this month. (Amen!) For me and somebody else this is going to be the sunshine month. If you are one of us for whom the sun will shine this month let me hear you shout a sunshine Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Thank You Father! ….. Thank You Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! Glory be to God! Alleluia! O Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Glory be to Your Holy Name!
David said: Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless His Holy Name. He said Bless the Lord O my soul and forget not all His benefits. Human memory can be very short, particularly when it comes to good things. We tend to remember bad things. If a man begins to weep, 3 years after his wife died, Oh everybody will say, Ah see how much he loved her. But if somebody begins to shout and to praise God 3 months after his wife delivered they will ask that he be sent to Aro. (mental hospital)
Don’t be like the world. Don’t quickly forget what the Lord has done. Remember all He did for you last year, Remember what He has done for you since you became born again. Remember what He has done for you since you were an infant. Remember how many of you went to primary school together. Remember how many of them are gone now. Remember those of you who remain. Remember the mercies of God! Don’t forget all His benefits. Go ahead bless the Lord! Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless His Holy Name. Bless the Lord O my soul and forget not all His benefits! Don’t forget His healings! Don’t forget all His deliverances! Don’t forget His victories of the past! Bless Him! Bless Him! Bless Him! Remember al He has done for you! Count your blessings! Count them one by one! Remember all His goodness! All His mercy! All His faithfulness! Forget not all His benefits – how many times you escaped from accident; how many times you slept and you woke up! The enemy didn’t want you to wake up but you woke up! O bless the Lord! O my soul! Thank You Father! Thank You! Almighty God!! Glory be to Your Holy Name! King of Kings! Lord of Lords! I AM that I AM Thank You! Thank You! for Your goodness! Thank You! for Your mercy! Thank You! for Your support! Thank You! for Your faithfulness! Thank You! for Your faithfulness! Thank You! for Your patience! O I thank You Lord! I thank You from the bottom of my heart! I give You all glory! I give You all adoration! I give You all honour! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! for loving me! Thank You! for saving my soul! Thank You! for keeping me! Thank You! for standing by me! Bless the Lord O my soul! Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless His Holy Name! … I bless You Lord! I bless You Lord! I bless You Lord! I bless You Lord! King of Kings! Lord of Lords! Lover of my soul! I can never thank you enough! You are so good, so kind, so wonderful! …. I will praise You! I will magnify Your Holy Name! King of Kings! Lord of Lords! I AM that I AM Ancient of Days!! ……Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! O Blessed be Your Holy Name! ….. O Praise ye the Lord! Praise ye the Lord! …… Thank You Lord! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we worship! (Amen!)
Brethren, since we shouted Happy New Year! many people had died. Some died by motor accident, some even roasted to death. A whole family slept and they didn’t wake up. We aren’t better than them! We are not better! We are not better! It is of the mercy of the Lord that we are not consumed! Please brethren, thank Him for His mercies! Thank Him for His preservation! Thank Him for Life! Please open your mouth! Praise Him! Thank Him for His mercies that endure forever! Thank Him for His mercies that’s new every morning! O Thank You Lord! Thank You! for preservation! Thank You! for mercy! Thank You! for mercy! Thank You! for mercy! We are not in any way better! We are not in any way superior – it is Your mercy O Lord! It’s Your mercy! It’s Your mercy that did not allow us to walk when the road is hungry! It’s Your mercy! ….. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Lift your voice to the Almighty God!, loud and clear and say, Father, this month, let my sun rise, never to set again! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty! Let my sun rise O Lord!… Let my sun rise! ……Let my sun rise Lord! .. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
The Bible says if the foundations be destroyed what can the righteous do? The Lord has given us 49 days in which to put right the foundations of our lives and the days are ending. Cry to God and say Father, whatever is wrong with my foundations – put it right tonight! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty! Whatever is wrong with my foundations O Lord, put it right tonight! tonight! Tonight! Tonight! Tonight! O Father! ….. Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Say, Father, every good thing that I had lost, through carelessness, Lord let me regain this month! Go ahead! Let’s talk to the Almighty! Let me regain all that I lost through carelessness this month O Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
I want you to pray with all your strength … the reward will be worth it. Say, Father, every thing the devil has stolen from me, compel him to restore now! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty!! Everything the devil has stolen from me, Father, compel him to return them now! … Thank You! Almighty! Thank You! Thank You! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
I want you to pray with confidence and say, In the mighty Name of Jesus! lift up your heads O ye gates! And be ye lift up ye everlasting doors! King of Glory, come into my life – now! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty! ….. In the mighty Name of Jesus!, lift up your heads O ye gates! And be ye lift up ye everlasting doors! KG come into my life! come into my life! come into my life now! … In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
I want you to pray for all those who are fasting and praying at this period and say, Father, don’t let this period be in vain! Answer all our prayers! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God!! ….. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Now you pray for the church of God. Lift your voice to the Almighty and say,.. Father, expand the coast of Your church and make me a vessel unto honour to do so! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty! …. expand the coast of Your church and make me a vessel unto honour to do so! Use me Lord! Make me a vessel unto honour to expand the coast of your church, expand the coast of your church mightily this year….. In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)
Now I want you to pray for all your relatives and friends that are not yet saved, particularly those whose names have been dropped in these boxes, that this very month, one way or the other God will bring them to salvation. Let’s go ahead, let’s talk to the Almighty God!! Remember all your relatives who are yet to be saved, wherever they may be now, that one way or the other this very month God will bring them to salvation. …. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Now go ahead pray for yourselves. Whatever you want from God ask Him. …… In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Let’s just go ahead and worship Him a little more, let’s worship the King of Kings!! Let’s worship the Lord of Lords!! Let’s worship the I AM that I AM! Let’s worship the Unchangeable Changer! Bless His Holy Name! ….. We bless You! We give You all glory! We give You all honour! We give You all adoration! We bless You for ever and ever! You are worthy! You are worthy! You are worthy! You are worthy! You are worthy to be praised Lord! You are worthy of all adoration! Blessed! Blessed! Blessed! Blessed! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Alleluia! Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! Thank You Father! O Glory be to Your Holy Name! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to Your Name! Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we worship! (Amen!)
Father, Thank You! Thank You! for Your love! Thank You! for Your goodness! Thank You! for Your mercy! Thank You! for Your faithfulness! Thank You! that thus far You have helped us! Thank You! Lord God Almighty! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Almighty God! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! (Amen!) Thank You! for all You’ve done in the past. Thank You! that we are still here! Thank You! that we have seen the end of January and we are now in February and we trust You we shall see the end of this year also! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! (Amen!) Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name!. This month let our sun rise again! (Amen!) Let our sun rise again! (Amen!) Never to set again! (Amen!) Everything that has to do with all Your children, particularly our foundations, perfect them O Lord! (Amen!) Everything we have lost, let us recover them all! (Amen!) Everything the devil has stolen, compel him to return! (Amen!) All our relatives that are yet to be saved, one way or the other, this very month, bring salvation to them. (Amen!) Do marvelous things tonight O Lord! Expand the coast of Your church. Let it be well. Let it be well with our nation. (Amen!) Let it be well with our homes. (Amen!) Let it be well with our businesses. (Amen!) Let it be well with our your church. (Amen!) Let it be well Lord and tonight do something new. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
If you believe that your sun is already shining shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) And the sun will never set in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
God bless you! You may be seated while only the children of February will stand. And one of the special children of February is my Deputy, Papa DGO – 80 years old by February 1. Happy Birthday sir! In the mighty Name of Jesus! Father I want to commit all the children born in February into Your hands. February is the second month of the year. Isaac was number two to Abraham and yet he was greater than his father/ All of you born in February you’ll be greater than your fathers. (Amen!) Joshua was number two to Moses and he made it through to the Promised Land. All of you born on February you will make it through to heaven in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Elisha was number two to Elijah and he got a double portion anointing. All of you born in February, the Almighty God! will grant you double portion anointing. (Amen!) Jesus, God the Son is number two in the Trinity and He has a name, which is above every other name. In your family you will be the greatest. (Amen!) God will give you double joy (Amen!) double success (Amen!) double promotion (Amen!) double ability to serve God (Amen!) It shall be well with you. (Amen!) You shall not fail God. (Amen!) and God will not fail you/ (Amen!) In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let me hear you shout Alleluia! February children – Alleluia!
I also want to pray for Covenant partners. Because of the period of waiting I’ve not been able to hold certain meetings with some of them that I normally do every year. So if you are one of my Covenant partners whatever group 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, … please stand now. I want to pray for you. Father. You are a Covenant – keeping God. There are certain promises You made concerning these people in the various covenant groups. Beginning from now, full manifestations of all Your promises, bring to pass in the life of these children. (Amen!) Covenant health. (Amen!) Covenant wealth. (Amen!) Covenant progress. (Amen!) Covenant victory. (Amen!) Give to these your children in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Whatever they touch Father, let it prosper mightily ! (Amen!) Every Goliath standing in their way, knock down in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). This year in particular, open their doors wide! (Amen!) As they are helping me Lord! Help them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) As you are promoting me, promote them O Lord! Let it be well with them! (Amen!) Keep sorrow far from them. (Amen!) Keep tragedy far from them. (Amen!) All the days of their lives, when they call on You answer them speedily In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let me hear you shout covenant Alleluia!
I also want to appeal to all of us to join me in praying for Anambra State. The trouble there has been there for too long. And we need to be careful so that the trouble there will not become a trouble that will spread throughout the country. If fire is burning in one corner of your farm and you don’t do something about it, it can engulf the entire farm. So I’m going to appeal to you for just one minute, please stand on your feet again and ask the Almighty God: stop the troubles in Anambra State! Put out the fire of the enemy there! Stop the trouble there O Lord! Lift your voice and cry to God for Anambra State – Lord God Almighty! Put out the fire of the enemy in Anambra State! Intervene! Intervene O Lord! Put out the fire in Anambra State! Lord, intervene, intervene, intervene in Anambra State! Put an end to all the troubles there! Quench the fire of the enemy in Anambra State that Your name might be glorified; that there might be peace in our nation! Quench all the fiery darts of the enemy in Anambra State and let Your name be glorified. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Father, we Your children are of one accord and we say the problems in Anambra State are over. (Amen!) We decree in the mighty Name of Jesus that the problems in Anambra State is over! (Amen!) So shall it be. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) If you believe that say a better Amen (Amen!) Shout one more Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Good. Now I’m sure that by now you know that tonight is going to be special.
1 Samuel 17. While you are opening your Bibles remember that next month is Special Holy Ghost Service and we’ll be talking on Open Doors to Total Recovery – there’ll be total recovery of health, total recovery of wealth, total recovery of freedom, total recovery of joy, total recovery of all blessings, total recovery of all lost opportunities! It’s going to be an extraordinarily gathering and by the special grace of God, by cable network it will be broadcast throughout the whole world. They will see your faces in India. They will see your faces in Pakistan. Some of you who have never been to America before they will see your faces there and maybe wherever they see your faces, that’s where you will end up as missionaries. (Amen!)
1 Samuel 17:45-46
Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. This day – everybody say ‘this day’ (this day) – this day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcasses of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
The mouth is a major door to great victories because inside the mouth is a very powerful weapon called the tongue. According to James 3:5-9, the Bible says the tongue is powerful enough to set the entire course of nature on fire. In other words the tongue is far, far more powerful than any atomic bomb. Proverbs 18:21 says death and life are in the power of the tongue. In other words your tongue can bring death to your enemies and bring life to you. The tongue works like electricity – you use it correctly, it can be a very, very good servant. Can you imagine what will happen if there is no electricity? I just wonder how people lived when there was no electricity! Without electricity the car can’t work, the fridge can’t work, the fan can’t work, the computer can’t work. There’d be no airplanes and so n and so forth and yet when electricity is used the wrong way it can bring sudden death.
Today you are going to use your tongue powerfully and I am believing God for somebody here tonight – by the time the sun rises all your enemies would have been dealt with. (Amen!) But the tongue cannot work if you do not open the door of the mouth. If you shut your mouth, powerful as the tongue is, it becomes ineffective. Just one shout of Alleluia! I can clear the air of demons.Alleluia!! That’s why I pity those who are too educated to open their mouths. The elders have a saying; if you keep your mouth shut, your problem will keep the mouth shut and stay with you. Today, somebody’s problems will be over. (Amen!) That fellow will say a better Amen (Amen!)
How powerful the tongue or the open mouth is illustrated in a story in Matthew 12:22. They brought a man to Jesus. He was blind and dumb and the Lord healed him. And the Bible recorded, it said,the blind and dumb man who spake and saw. It said he was a blind and dumb man. They should have said, he both saw and spake but no, the Bible said, ‘he both spake and saw’ because speaking is far, far more important than seeing.
David cried to God in Psalm 51:15. He said Open thou my lips O Lord; and my mouth shall show forth thy praise. Whatever is sealing your mouth shall be removed today in Jesus’ Name!(Amen!) Whatever it is that won’t let you open your mouth to praise God, will vanish tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) If you believe that let me hear you shout another ‘Amen!’ (Amen!)
Once this door of the mouth is open, victory begins. Revelation 12:11 It said, they overcame the devil by the blood of the Lamb, and the words of their testimonies. Do you know some people die because they fail to testify? God healed them! They refused to testify so the devil came and stole away their healing! I have good news for somebody. Because from tonight you will begin to testify your victory will be permanent in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
The moment the mouth is open victory begins because help becomes available – Psalm 50:15 God said, Call on me in the day of trouble and I will answer you and deliver you! Call on me! If you don’t call there will be no help!
I’ve told some of you the story before. I was very small and I had a little ball about the size of a tennis ball and I kicked it and it landed on the roof of our house. The roof was thatched roof and not corrugated iron sheet. So when it landed there it just stayed there. So I got a long stick. When I moved back – because I was small – I would see the ball. When I moved close to bring the ball down with my stick. As I move close I can’t see the ball again. And I move back – see the ball; move close – can’t see the ball again. And I was doing that, going back and forth. In the meantime my father was sitting, getting cool air, by my side and he didn’t do anything, he didn’t say anything. I was going back and forth, back and forth… Finally I turned to my father. Emmm, my father, my father… my boy. Then he said, Didn’t you see me here all the time? Then he got up – because of his height… took the stick from me; one little swing and I got my ball back. The One with the everlasting arms had been sitting down watching you, going back and forth, going back and forth…, struggling with your problem, too big to open your mouth…. He’s waiting maybe one day will be one day and you will call on Him for help. Do I hear somebody shout, Help me Lord!?
Psalm 34 and by the way, He will help you! I say He will help you! (Amen!) Psalm 34:6 says: This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him…. In other words – no matter how poor you are, nobody can deny you the weapon of your tongue. Oh there might be rich people who say they will block your way. There might be highly connected people who say, ‘Oh no, no, we won’t let you rise!’ As long as they cannot take your tongue from you. If you want to speak and they say, ‘Keep quiet!’ You keep quiet when they are there. If they are not going to be there 24 hours a day. If they are not going to follow you to Redemption camp; when they are not around you open the door of your mouth and begin to use your tongue and say that everybody who has constituted himself into a mountain blocking my way in the mighty Name of Jesus, I hereby command: Mountain move! and mountain will move. How many of you believe that your mountain will move tonight? Let me hear you say ‘Amen’! (Amen!)
This poor man cried and the Lord heard him and delivered him out of all his problem. A poor man does not have to remain poor if he can use his mouth. John 14:14 Jesus Christ said if you ask anything in my name I will do it! I’ve asked….. It depends on how you ask. There is a way you ask that even Jesus Christ will have to stand still. There’s a way you call that He will forget everything else He’s doing, to pay attention to you. Who is that fellow that God is going to pay attention to tonight? If you are the one Let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!). You have seen the authority of the Almighty God!. I open my mouth to say that all those who are considered poor here tonight, poverty will leave you alone. (Amen!)
In Mark 16:17 the Bible says, these signs shall follow those who believe , in my name they shall cast out demons. How do you cast out demons. By opening your mouth and using your tongue. Demons are not something you pick up and you throw like a ball. Some years ago somebody was teaching people to box Satan. How do you box something you can’t see? In some places, when they say they want to cast out demons, they begin to beat the fellow who is demonized with broomsticks! The demon inside will be laughing and the fellow on the outside will be suffering. You cast out demons by using your tongue! You command by using your tongue and today, just like Jesus Christ did, you are going to command and demons will leave you alone in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
Psalm 107:20, it said, He sent his word and healed them and delivered them out of their destructions. Tonight, even as I’m preaching the Almighty God! will send His Word to heal you. (Amen!) Because the Word of God can reach you wherever you are. No matter how big the crowd! He knows you are there and He can pick you out with His Word. And tonight, just like He had done again and again, He will send His Word to you in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
In John 11: 43-44, Jesus stood outside the tomb of Lazarus. He didn’t go in. He sent His Word – Lazarus, come forth! And the Word went into the kingdom of the dead. And death cannot resist that Word – tonight in the mighty Name of Jesus!, every good thing in your life that had done, will come forth in Jesus’ Name!! I say, your Lazarus will come forth in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).
In Mark 11:12-14 and 20-23 the Bible tells us that Jesus came to a fig tree, expecting to find fruit there and there was no fruit. And He sent His Word and said fruitless fig tree, you are dead! Initially it was still looking green. The disciples were looking at the tree. They said, Master you spoke to the blind, the blind see. You spoke to the lame, the lame walk. You spoke to the tree, the tree remains green., They didn’t know that the Word has gone to the root and killed the root. Every one of you here today, with cancer, with HIV-AIDS, with diabetes, with any form of incurable disease, in the mighty Name of Jesus! I curse them all from the roots! (Amen!) And the following day, not only was the tree dead, it was on its side, uprooted from the roots. Everything that is causing fruitless efforts in your life., Every fruitless fig tree in your life shall die tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).
Now, I’m going to take my time and give you examples of those who made just one statement and with one single statement destroyed seven giants. You see, because David said to Goliath: This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands. I will kill you and I will cut of your head….
I was asking some of my children not long ago, when did Goliath die? Somebody said, when David cut off his head. Another one said as soon as the stone hit him and he hit the ground, he was dead. And they began to argue, oh if he was dead when the stone hit him why did David have to cut off his head? And I told them Goliath died the moment David spoke. The moment he said, this day the Lord will deliver you into my hand. At that moment, unknown to Goliath, he was dead. Oh prove that to us sir! Very simple… Even a little child, if he sees a fly, fly towards his face. What does he do? He will either bend his head or use his hand. Goliath saw the stone coming, he wanted to turn his head, but there are two giant hands that held his head, kept it there, waiting for the rock. David said, This day the Lord – will take your head straight…. This day every Goliath in your life shall die! (Amen!) You better open your mouth and say Amen to that!
Let me give you some examples because today you are going to use your own voice. Matthew 8:1-4, The Bible said as Jesus was coming down from the mountain a great multitude followed him and a leper came to him, fell at His feet and opened the door of his mouth and used his tongue and said, Sir , I know you can make me clean, if you are willing. That’s all he said! That all is prayer! God I know You can heal me. I’ m not sure whether you are willing or not.. That’s all the leper said and he defeated seven giants. You want to know them? Do you want to know them? Good!
Number one. He defeated the giant of incurable disease. An incurable disease is a giant. If you don’t believe me all you have to do is to look at the face of someone who has gone to receive the result of a test and they say, Ah HIV positive. Just look at the face of the fellow and you know immediately, if that fellow hasn’t got Jesus Christ to run to that fellow is dead. You will just see the sun set immediately. That is why I am saying one more time, everybody here tonight with any disease called incurable, we will hear your testimony next month. (Amen!)
Whenever you want to use your tongue, base it on what the Word of God says. When you come face to face with the giant of an incurable disease, the word to use is Jeremiah 32:27 It said, I am the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me? The God of all flesh! A doctor may say his own. He is not my God. Thank God for doctors, may the Almighty God continue to anoint them but there is a limit to what the doctors can do. The doctor is a creature, created like everybody else. My God is not created. He has no beginning. He has no end. All power belongs to Him. My God is the One who breathed ordinary mud and the mud became a living soul. My God is a God of all flesh – there is nothing too hard for Him. Open your mouth and say, My own will not be too hard for God! I didn’t ask you to whisper it, I say, say it! Say it with boldness! Thank You Father!
There are all kinds of healing already going on. For example
the Lord says your saliva is always very bitter. You can check now that has changed. And it is not only the saliva that is no more bitter. Daddy said, I should tell you it is a sign that bitterness is over in your life. (Amen!)
He defeated the giant of an incurable disease. Leprosy left him. He also defeated the giant of rejection. It is only now, after a lot of teaching that people are beginning to relate to people with HIV or AIDS. You are HIV + ahhh! don’t come near me ohhh!. Close friends of yesterday – darling, honey of yesterday, as soon as they see the report – ehhhh!!. The giant of rejection! A leper was not even allowed to come into the city, to the gathering of people but because this leper came and spoke the giant of rejection was slain. There are some of us, we don’t even know why, we just don’t seem to be able to have friends. Well Psalm 27:10 says even if my father and my mother forsake me, the Lord will take me up. Everybody who is lonely here tonight, I prophesy in the mighty Name of Jesus! Before this month is over, God will solve your problem of loneliness! (Amen!)
Because the giant of rejection brings in the giant of loneliness and when the giant of rejection died, the giant of loneliness must die also. Hebrews 13:5 said I will never leave you, I will never forsake you. Psalm 121:5 it said the Lord is your shade on your right hand. All those of you who are considered lonely, you will have a new testimony very soon.
He also defeated the giant of curse. Any one who was a leper was considered cursed. You have to be under a curse, why is it that you are the only one that leprosy sought out? And there are many of us who up to today are still struggling under one curse or the other. But thank God the Bible says in Galatians 3:13-14 that Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law Every curse in your life is broken tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
Curse is a giant. It brings all kinds of problems. I remember very well a woman had an accident on Tuesday. They rushed her to the hospital. She survived, came back home. The following Tuesday after she came back home as she was working in the kitchen. The food caught fire and she had to go back to the hospital. She recovered. Came back. The following Tuesday fell in the bathroom. Had to go back to the hospital. Recovered, came back home. The following Tuesday, fell down the stairs! At that stage we heard about it. They said this woman needed help, we can’t understand. I said what date do you say the accidents were happening? Tuesday, Tuesday. Then we knew immediately that’s a curse and we cancelled the curse and there had not been any other accident since then. Every curse upon anybody here tonight I decree that it be cancelled in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Oh Thank You Father!
The Lord said there is someone here, He said I should tell you, I will get you out of that unequal yoke.
He said there is someone here it is as if an axe is hitting the upper back. The Lord said that whatever it is that was responsible for that it is over now.. (Amen!) Thank You Father! I receive that.
The Lord said there is someone here that through you the history of your family shall change gloriously! (Amen!)
The leper made a statement and he killed the giant of hopelessness because when you are told that you are a leper there is no hope. Whenever you face a situation that looked hopeless rememberColossians 1:27 Christ in you, the hope of glory. Say it with your mouth: My future will be glorious. If I were you I will say that with all my strength.
He also defeated the giant of sorrow. You don’t have to be a prophet to know a leper will not get up in the morning and begin to dance. What is he going to dance about. Every morning when he got up and he looked at himself, sorrow weighed him down. Remember if there is any sorrow in your life it is written. Psalm 16:11 It said in the presence of God there is fullness of joy. I remember one fellow who was coming to he Holy Ghost Service and as he was entering the Camp Ground the devil began to tell her. Why are you wasting your time? Problem 1. Problem 2. Problem 3. Problem 4…. Began to count her problems. Why are you here? And the woman said to the devil, if for nothing else I come into the presence of God for the fullness of joy. I am not going to think about sorrow. I am not going to think about problems. I have come to the presence of God for the fullness of joy. And as God would have it, as she was dancing – and she was dancing with a vengeance – praising God – saying Devil you watch, I will praise Him! One by one, every problem she had was mentioned that night and she kept on saying, Satan, I hope you hear that! Satan I hope you hear that one too! Did you hear the third one! Tonight, every thing that is causing sorrow in your life shall be removed in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
He defeated the giant of poverty. A leper. Had no job. Who will employ him? So he had no money, no income. In those days lepers go to wherever you dump your excess food to get food to eat but God moved because he spoke and he became cleansed and he became famous. And I can assure you immediately he got a job. Maybe the giant in your way is poverty. Remember it is written: I wish above all things that you will prosper. I wish above all things that you should prosper. 3 John 2. He said I wish above all things that you prosper. You can wake up in the morning, say it loud and clear to yourself: It is the wish of my Father that Adeboye will prosper- whether the enemy likes it or not. It is the wish of my Father that I should prosper. How many people here are sure they will prosper. You better say, I will prosper whether the devil likes it or not.
Thank You Father! Thank You! Almighty God!
As though they are ringing a bell in your head. Gboa! Gboa! that’s how its been sounding. But it has stopped and it is not coming back again. (Amen!)
The Lord said there is someone here, recently you have been hearing footsteps behind you and when you turn there’s nobody there. The Lord asked me to tell you, don’t worry I will deal with them. (Amen!)
Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! The Lord Said there’s a woman here, you just felt a sudden movement inside your belly, the Lord said I have just unblocked your Fallopian tubes. (Amen!)
Thank You Jesus! Let me give you another example. Okay Go ahead give the Lord a big round of applause anyway!
Amen! One of my sons was accusing me. He said Daddy you didn’t allow us to celebrate.. and he was referring to what happened during the Aba Holy Ghost Service There was a huge crowd and I was preaching like this and the Word came that there was someone there who couldn’t stand upright but could stand upright now. And a cripple just got up and there was all kinds of shouts. All I said was, Oh, you people think I was just saying this thing for saying sake. He said, Sir you should have let us celebrate that one. If we stop to celebrate that one, what about all the others that are yet to come? How many of you believe that this is a night you will never forget? Let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
Let me give you another example of somebody who made this statement and killed 7 giants. Mark 5:25-34 . It’s the story of the woman with the issue of blood. You know her very well. She’d been suffering for 12 years. She’d spent all that she had. Instead of getting better she was getting worse. And then she heard about Jesus and decided to come. But before she came she made a statement. If I can but touch the hem of his garment, I will be made whole. That was the moment she was made whole. The rest was action that followed. Because the moment she said that, heavens heard and somehow, once heaven heard, the angels had already said Amen, the rest is just a matter of details. Let me hear somebody say I will be made whole tonight I will be made whole tonight! No, no don’t say it so I can hear. Say it so heaven can hear!
The first giant that this woman defeated was the giant of constant leakage. In Yoruba there is one demon they call “bag with holes”. This woman was earning money and the money was going. She was spending money on the sickness on the surface of it. The money was just leaking away. Some people have a car that is their own leaking pipe. Some people have a business – their own leaking pipe. You spend money to buy goods in the store. The store will be full. At the end of the month they check. What has disappeared is more than what has come in! Every leaking pipe in your life will end today in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).
So she defeated the giant of constant leakage and then she defeated the giant of what I call expensive suffering. She was suffering and she was paying for the suffering. The Bible says she suffered many things at the hand of doctors. She suffered and she was paying for the suffering.
I remember before I was born again … God bless doctors because I was always having malaria fever. They punctured my buttocks in so many places.. At a stage they even had to look to find a place to put the needle. I was suffering and I was paying for it. Thank God that I met Jesus. January this year makes 31 years that any injection touched my body last! Your testimony will be greater.
And the Bible says in Proverbs 13:15 it says the ways of the transgressor is hard. In Matthew 11:28-30 Jesus Christ said my yoke is easy. From today on, every heavy yoke in your life is broken. You better say Amen loud and clear. All the expensive sufferings ends in your life tonight!
She defeated the giant of helpless helpers. There are man y of us who have been suffering from that giant for a long time. Apart from those who keep on promising wee will help, we will help and they never helped, there are those who are helping and their help is not producing any result. Thank God Psalm 121:1-2 It said I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. The helper of the helpless will help somebody here today. (Amen!) I say The helper of the helpless will help somebody here today. (Amen!)
She defeated the giant of progressive deterioration, the giant of progressive deterioration because every day those things were getting worse and worse – physically those things were getting worse and worse; financially those things were getting worse and worse. But that day things changed. Proverbs 4:18 says the path of the righteous is like a bright light shining brighter and brighter unto the perfect day. Those of you who have been deteriorating progressively from today the tide will turn in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
O Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here, He said, the triumph after your trial shall be very great. (Amen!)
Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here that you have been complaining to him. You have been saying, God, you know I want to shout. My jaw is stiff so my mouth can’t open. Daddy said, the next shout now will loose your jaw. (Amen!) So let us hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
I want to congratulate that fellow. I wish I can see you in this crowd. You yourself can see now that your jaw is loose. Thank You Father! Alleluia! Somewhere out there. O Thank You Lord!
The Lord said there’s someone here tonight, He said I will deposit in you something that the enemy cannot resist. (Amen!)
The Lord said there is someone here today, He said concerning your business, fat today, thin tomorrow is gone forever! (Amen!)
This woman defeated the giant of destitution because by the time she went to Jesus Christ she had nothing left. But she had gone to the Great Provider, the One who heals for free and the tide turned.I don’t know who I’m talking to but I know there’s at least somebody here today, there doesn’t seem to be anything left. By March because of what God is going to do in your life you are gong to bring me a very special present. (Amen!)
She defeated the giant of an evil stigma. Everybody knew the woman with the issue of blood – the stinking woman! Namaan was a general but he was a leper. 2000 years after Bartimaeus we still call him Blind Bartimaeus because that is the way of the world, they refer to you by whatever is evil in your life. Ah you don’t know that sister, that old sister that has no husband. They won’t say that beautiful sister. They won’t say that sister with a beautiful voice. No, no they will only talk that she hasn’t got a husband. They look for something – the stigma is a giant. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 3:18 that you are going to be changed from glory to glory. Whatever is a stigma in your life, my Father will remove it tonight (Amen!) And every day of this month the Almighty God! will take you from glory to glory. Let me add to that one. Every day of this year, every day of the rest of your life, God will change you from glory to glory to glory to glory to glory!! (Amen!) Alleluia!
And then she killed the giant of blocked access. When she came there was a crowd. She wasn’t coming to ask Jesus for prayer. She knew that the crowd will be too much for that. She wasn’t coming to ask Jesus to lay hands on her. No, no, no, she just wanted to touch the hem of His garment. But the people blocked the way. They blocked the access. But she forced her way through. The Bible said that she came in the press behind, and pushed her way all the way through and touched the hem of His garment and as soon as she touched the hem of His garment she knew! Even Jesus knew. The heavens knew that she has got what she wanted. Whatever is blocking your way to your victory shall be removed tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) I decree in the name of the one who is the Way that God will make a way for you tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) I say God, my God, will make a way for you in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
Ahhh! Thank you my Father, Thank You Lord! I receive that one. The Lord said there is someone here, He said, Your victory shall be celebrated! (Amen!)
He said there is a student here today that up to tonight you are an average student but that from tonight you shall be known as a brilliant student and I receive this one too.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said, I will give you a fresh baptism of wisdom. (Amen!)
I can give you several other examples but time seems to be running. I can give you the example of Bartimaeus. He also used his tongue and He killed seven giants. He killed the giant of darkness. He killed the giant of retardation. He killed the giant of bondage. He killed the giant of unusual hatred. He was asking for help from God and the people around asked him to shut up. He did not offend them but they just hated him because he was asking God for help. Ahhh! he killed the giant of the never do well label. He killed the giant of repression. He killed the giant of being so near and yet so far. But he used his tongue! Until all the giants were dead.
Oh I can give you the example of the Syro- Phoenician woman in Matthew 15:21-28. She also killed seven giants. She killed the giant of demonic invasion. She killed the giant of ignored prayers. She killed the giant of antagonistic pastors. She killed the giant of the trial of faith. She killed the giant of the dog status. She killed the giant of the children of the kingdom – those who say, we own the GO you can’t come near he’s our own!
I can tell you the story of Mark 4:35-41. I can tell you how Peter with his big mouth killed seven giants. When there was storm and the Lord was sleeping and killed the giant of the storms of life. He killed the giant of the unpredictable weather of life. He killed the giant of contrary winds. He killed the giant of the sleeping Saviour. That is when God seems to be far away. He killed the giant ofadverse reversal. When water ended up inside of the boat instead of the boat being inside water. He killed the giant of overwhelming problems. He killed the giant called the destiny-destroyer. They were going to be apostles but the destiny-destroyer wanted to drown them. Every destiny-destroyer in your life will be destroyed in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
I can go on and on and on. If God wants maybe we will just come back and pick it up from somewhere there because there are several other examples but I want to move to something very important and that is the power of personal prophecies.
David said – it was not Samuel who said it to him – he was the one prophesying to himself… Goliath This day, the Lord will deliver you into my hands… Take note of the way he said it. Take note of the way he said it. He didn’t say, Thus saith the Lord.. He didn’t say this saith the Pastor… He didn’t say thus saith Prophet Samuel.. I mean this young boy just got up and began to prophesy to himself. He said, this day, this day, Goliath hear me! I’m the one saying so. David is the one saying so. Goliath you are dead. And it came to pass. Why?
Numbers 14:28 God said, As I live saith the Lord, as you have spoken in my ears so shall I do unto you. God said I’m listening, I want to hear what you have to say. Let me hear what you have to say and then I will go ahead and do it. Ahhh!. Daddy, you want to hear? Well, Adeboye says, my tomorrow will be alright. Adeboye says I will be exceedingly great! … He said, Goliath, this day, I will cut off your head and he had no sword in his hand. But his prophecy provided the sword. Not an ordinary sword now. A sword big enough to cut off the head of somebody as big as Goliath. There’s only one sword like that and that is Goliath’s sword itself. Everything you need for your prophecies to come to pass is already prepared and you’ll get it tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
The woman said if I can touch the hem of His garment I shall be made whole. It was a prophecy – personal prophecy. The woman did not say, Thus saith the Lord No, no, no, no…! No prophet said it to her. She said it to herself and it came to pass. Abraham said in Genesis 22:7-8, when Isaac said, I can see the wood, I can see the fire, I can see the knife. Where is the animal for the sacrifice? What did Abraham say? He said , Thus saith the Lord, the Lord will provide? No, he spoke! Opened his mouth! Used his tongue and said, Son, my God shall provide himself a sacrifice. He didn’t say son you are the sacrifice. He said, ‘My son, I prophesy to myself that God will provide.’ There is somebody here tonight and I am not saying, Thus says the Lord now; I am prophesying that before the end of this year you will be a billionaire! (Amen!) You better say Amen to that.! (Amen!)
In 1 King 18:18-23 the Shunamite woman has just lost her precious child. And she called the husband and said, I want to go and see the man of God. And the husband said, Why, it is not the end of the month to say you are going to pay your tithe. It is not Holy Ghost night. Where are you going. She said, It shall be well. Before the day ended. …it was well. Let me hear you say, It shall be well. Please say it with all your might! Now say it better : It shall be well with me.
I was talking to one of my sons who is a very good student of mine. I taught them a lesson several years ago and he was reminding me and he said Daddy do you remember this lesson you taught us? I said Yes I remember. He said, Well I’m still doing it every day. I said, No wonder you are prospering. Every morning stand before your mirror. When you stand before your mirror, who do you see? Answer me! Stand before your mirror when nobody else is around. No body can accuse you that you are a false prophet. Nobody will ask you, who are you do you think you are the GO. Stand before your mirror! Point your finger at the mirror you see there! And say, You! It’s going to be well with you.! Whether the enemy likes it or not, You, you are going to succeed! You! Ways will be open unto you today! You! You will find favour with God and with men today! You’ll be amazed at what will happen when you prophesy to yourself.
1979, we were going to visit Tulsa for the first time. For Kenneth Hagin Camp meeting. Six of us. My father in the Lord and five of us others. We wanted to go but there was no accommodation. It was the most popular programme at that time. 17,000 from all over the world! So they had booked all the hotels the year before! We phoned! We tried. No, no accommodation. So we met in Papa’s house. Do we go or do we not? I said, Jesus Christ said, I’m going to my father’s house to prepare a mansion for you.. If He can prepare a mansion for me in heaven, He will provide me a room in Tulsa. Let us go. So we went.
We got to the airport in Tulsa and one of my friends had gone ahead. He was there. He met us at the airport. He said, I’ve tried and tried, there’s no accommodation. So we said, Try again. So he began to phone all the hotels that are about one hour drive away from the venue. They kept on saying, No Accommodation. After some time, I said wait a minute. Who asked you to be phoning those who are far away? Look for the one that is walking distance. Phone them. Tell them some children of God from Africa have come for Camp Meeting and want accommodation.. So he picked the nearest one, phoned that one and those people said, where do you say you come from? From Africa? Ok we’ll give you a room. I said, Ask them for two. They said, Okay we’ll give you two. And we went we got to the hotel ,. Papa was there. Old man. How are we going to all crowd on Papa now? So I went to them and said, Are you sure? Are you sure that you can’t give us three rooms. They said, Where do you say you come from? I said, From Africa. They said, We’ll give you three rooms! (Amen!) My God shall supply all my needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. there is somebody here today, You will never lack again. (Amen!) I say you will never lack a gain. (Amen!)
Prophecy. Personal prophecy! You open your mouth and say it. Say it boldly! Say it in faith! The same camp Meeting I was talking about; 17,000 from all over the world. I told those who went with me at the time. I said, watch, One day our Pastors alone will be more than this. I didn’t say, Thus saith the Lord. They thought it was crazy of me because the whole of Redeemed gathered together at that time was less than 1000 people. All the Pastors were less than 10 and here was this dreamer saying One day, Pastors alone will be more than 17,000! I said it; my Daddy heard; He stamped it and it is true today. I am saying to you again, in the Name that is above every other name…
Heights that you never dreamt you could ever reach, you will surpass it in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
I have other prophecies but because this thing is being recorded on camera and sooner or later it will get on television, I better keep that one for myself for now.
And then let’s talk about the power in the tongue of those who are in authority over you – your husband. The Bible says the husband is the head of the wife. That is if the husband is subject to Christ. If the husband is subject to Christ then the wife must be subject to her husband and the tongue of the husband is a very powerful weapon. When you get home, read Genesis 31:26-35 andGenesis 35:16-18. Jacob was running away from Laban and Laban pursued him and caught up with him. When he caught up with him he said, if you are running away, why did you steal my idols? Jacob said: What? Me? Steal your idols? He said, Search – Any one with whom you find your idols will die! Jacob did not know that Rachel had stolen the idols and when the father was searching, Rachel sat on the idols and said, Papa, I’m sorry I can’t stand up because my period is here. So Laban couldn’t find the idols and left but Rachel had been sentenced to death by the tongue of her husband. The next pregnancy, on the day of delivery, the baby came and Rachel died.
Husbands, I beg you, don’t curse your wife. In fact I want to advise you, when you wake up in the morning lay your hand on your wife. Before you say it will be well with you, it will be well with your children, it will be well with your children. That’s enough. How many husbands will be doing that from now on? Very soon you will have stories to tell? (Amen!) Beautiful stories.
What about your father? If your father blesses you with his tongue you are blessed. Genesis 27:33 Isaac said to Esau, I’ve already blessed Jacob and he shall be blessed. I can’t even take it back. I am saying here, every one of you who is my child, physical or spiritual, you shall be blessed! (Amen!) You better say Amen to that! (Amen!)
What about a prophet? If it is a true prophet of God? If he blesses you, you are blessed. If he curses you – as they say in Yoruba land, you have already carried a lame man… That’s why Jesus Christ warned the disciples. He said, Bless and curse not.
Elisha was going on his own. Some children began to mock him: ‘Bald-headed man! Get away from here!’ He turned round and said: Me. He said: I curse you in the name of the Lord. As soon as he spoke, out of thin air 2 she-bears emerged and tore 42 of them. Ask any specialist on animals, they will tell you even if a bear is going to kill. By the time he has killed one or two people he will stop. But these bears were on assignment and they kept on tearing, tearing, tearing. Everything that is mocking God in your life shall be destroyed tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
When you now have a father and a prophet combined; when your father is also your prophet – then when he spokes, it is doubly done. So I say it one more time. It will be well with you! (Amen!)
Now let me close. David spoke but he didn’t stop there. He then ran to battle. The Bible says out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks, so when you are prophesying to yourself, you are prophesying in faith but the Bible says, faith without works is dead. It is not enough for you to say, I will prosper!’ and then do nothing! No you have to back what you have said, with action. David said, Goliath you are dead. Then he did certain things. He ran to battle. My beloved children, whatever you do from now on, do it quickly, do it quickly, do it quickly, do it hurriedly. Stop being slothful. Those who are going to reach the top they don’t drag their feet when they walk! Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He will stand before kings and not before…. He ran to battle. Two. He used what he had already. He had no sword but he had a sling. He had a stone! Use what you have now to get what you want. The widow of Zarapeth used the last meal she had to get enough meal for another three years. Learn to give! Learn to sow. Learn to pray. Learn to witness. Do what you can do first and then watch God do what you cannot do.
He saw an opportunity and he grabbed it. What is the opportunity? The sword of Goliath. He saw the sword of Goliath and said, Ahh! this is my opportunity to cut off this man’s head! There’ll be several opportunities for you this year. Don’t miss any of them. My children call me the big dreamer. That is true. I dream big because my God is big. He’s a very big God. If I tell you some of my dreams you’ll be surprised. I’ve told some of you before. You found it difficult to believe. You will see it very soon. This big auditorium, big as it is, is the children’s auditorium. (Amen!) This one is for children. What about us? Our own is coming. (Amen!) You didn’t say Amen. (Amen!) You better say Amen. (Amen!) But I don’t just dream, I work hard to see to it that the dream will come true. I know God is behind me, God will help me after I’ve done all I could do. When I can’t do anything more then he takes over from there. God kept the head of Goliath waiting but it was the hand of David that slang the stone.
1983. Our first year on the Camp. I said to somebody who said, Daddy I want to bring my friends to the Convention, where am I going to house them? They are important people and the Convention is only one week to go. I said, You want your friends to stay on Camp, he said Yes. I said then we’ll build a house. He said, You’ll build a house in seven days? Do you have the money Sir? He said, Yes, the money is no problem. Then we’ll build a house. Seven days? Don’t worry yourself about how. Do you have the money?
Get me the cement. Get me the wood. Get the asbestos sheet for the roof. Get me the paint. You’re going to build a housed in 7 days and paint it? Give me the money! Sir, it is in the middle of the rainy season! Give me the money. Give me the drawing! He gave me the drawing. I called the carpenter. You know the size of the window?. He said, Yes it is this this… Begin to make the frames and every other thing you need. Get the rafters ready. We are going to pick it from the floor and put it there. You are not climbing to go and make the rafter. Make it on the floor! Ohhh!! foundation will have to set for so many hours! I said, Listen to me. How do you mix your concrete? 3 buckets of sand, one bucket of cement. Make it 2 bucket of sand, 2 bucket of cement. The people went to bed with house not yet roofed. They woke up the following morning to find that the roof was on.
Six days and a certain number of hours, the house was ready, concreted, painted! Oh that house will fall! It is still standing after 22 years. No crack! How did you do it? I stayed there! Every bricklayer, every carpenter! We were there! I was with them 24 hours a day. Throughout the night. The rain was falling. It was beating me and I didn’t move. And I want to see who will move when I’ve not moved. And I made sure my wife provided us with big, big pots of tea. It was July. The rain will fall and dry and then fall again and stop. When we are cold we drink tea but the work continued. Seven days! Don’t tell me there’s something impossible! Nothing is impossible with God!
Two years ago the Nigerian University Council came to check the facility for our University and they were going to be with us till Wednesday. They will do their final checking Tuesday. They came and they found that the library was not ready. Not yet roofed not to talk of plastering and painting. They said You people you have failed! The library, of all things not ready? You have failed. But somebody told them, You don’t know who you are dealing with. You don’t know him at all! Your final inspection is Tuesday evening. Wait till Tuesday evening. That was Saturday. They went to bed on Saturday with the roof not on because the asbestos sheets people refused to supply us asbestos on time. I told my people, don’t wait for them. Begin to plaster the building. Do whatever we can do on Sunday. 24 hours. We will do our service there. First thing on Monday somebody go and sit at the company. When they open they meet you at the door. What do you want? Asbestos sheets. Go, we will come. No we are sitting here. When we get what we want, then we go. To cut a long story short – by Tuesday evening the library was ready, roofed, plastered, painted, air-conditioned! (Amen!) How many of you will reach the top? Are you ready to work hard? Are you ready to pray hard? Are you ready to give hard? You will reach the top in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
Finally there might be somebody here tonight, you have a great opportunity to be saved tonight. Don’t miss the opportunity. 2 Corinthians 6:2 It said, Now is the accepted time. Now is the day of salvation. Now! Not tomorrow! Now! Not next month! Tomorrow may be too late. If you are here and you are not yet saved, I’m going to count one to ten – run forward. Come and give your life to Jesus. The door is still open. The door of salvation is still open. It may shut before tomorrow morning. Only God knows how many of us will still be alive by this time of tomorrow. Only God. If you want to give your life to Jesus, come now. He will receive you. He will forgive you. He will begin to take you higher day by day. 1, 2, 3… the choice is yours. If you like you say, No I don’t want to give my life to Jesus. Jesus won’t force you. You are the one who will continue in your suffering and on the last day you will go to hell but He will tell you that I gave you an opportunity to surrender your life to Jesus Christ. He will show you a video of today when you were asked to come and surrender your life to Jesus and you refused. 4! Now is the accepted time! Now!
Today, is the day of salvation. 5! 6! I’m not the one calling you. It is your maker calling you! The only one who can save your soul is the one calling you. The one who can wash away all your sins is the one calling you. The One who can change every bitterness in you life to sweetness is the one calling you. The One who controls the keys of David, who can open and no man can shut is the one calling you. And when He opens no man can shut and when He shuts no man can open. 8… If you know you are coming you better hurry up now. Today is the day of salvation! Tomorrow might be too late. God has his purpose for bringing you here tonight.
I know some of you are coming from a long distance but you have to hurry up. 9… You have to keep moving and move fast. Those of us who are already in front let’s begin to pray now. Let’s call on the Almighty God! to save our souls, to be merciful unto us; to forgive all our sins. Call on Him. Ask Him to become your Lord and Saviour. Talk to him in your own language. He understands. Tell Him I’ve come to surrender my life. If you will forgive me my sins I will serve You. Have mercy on me. The rest of us, let’s stretch our hands to wards these brothers and sisters and pray for them that the Almighty God!, the one who saved our own souls, will save their souls also. And those of you who are still on the way. Hurry up! Make sure you get here before I pray! Come on quickly the Lord is still waiting for you! I can see many of you still there. Hurry up! The Lord is still waiting! Hurry up! The Lord is still waiting…
I want to thank You for Your Word.. Thank You! because You promised that whomsoever will come to You, You will in no wise cast out. This people have come now. Receive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Forgive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Save their souls in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Cleanse them in Your blood in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Write their names in the book of life and let them serve You for the rest of their lives. (Amen!) From now on, anytime they call on You, answer them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You! my Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Praise the Lord!
How many of you believe that it’s going to be well with you? Let me hear you say ‘Amen!’ Loud and clear! (Amen!) We are going to pray now but before we pray those of you who have testimonies from the past Holy Ghost Services you report behind the altar and the Pastors will be there to take down your testimonies. If you are ready to pray let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God! and say, Father, I want to stand before kings! Not before mean men. The grace to be diligent, give to me now! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God! I want to stand before kings, not before mean men. I want to be one of the greatest people here on earth. Give me the grace to be diligent because Your Word says: Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He will stand before kings and not before mean men! I want to stand before kings Lord! Give me the grace to be diligent O Lord!
It is time for ministration. If I can touch the hem of His garment I will be made whole….. Before you come forward for the laying on of hands today, I want you to say it with your own mouth. Loud and clear. As the hands of the ministers of God touch me today I will receive all my miracles. All right. So as they touch you, as they touch you today your miracles will be completed in Jesus’ Name!. Brethren the testimonies of this evening will last for a long time. (Amen!)
So we want to thank the Almighty God! for what He has done
…First-born 1983. Second-born 2005 – 22 years of suffering, of sorrow, changed to joy and nobody could stand up, to shout…. Alleluia! A young lady suddenly ceased to menstruate, which means she can never have a baby. She came to the Congress and the door opened and the door remained open. I thought somebody would shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Somebody prayed for job and got one. Before he could settle down with that a second one came in one month. I have feeling that there is somebody here too who is going to have double promotion this month. Why don’t somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!). I think there was a woman who had been having a constant discharge from her private parts and then she came and the day she came God picked her out of the crowd and just solved the problem like that. If you rejoice with those who rejoice, you will have cause to rejoice too. Somebody go ahead and shout a big Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
We just bless the name of the Lord.
Now Daddy said, in the coming month, that is the month of March. He said the East wind shall blow. (Amen!)
Now many of you may not know the meaning of that but it was the East wind that opened the Red Sea so for somebody here the month of March the East wind shall blow. (Amen!)
And then the Lord said that there is somebody here tonight, He said your generation shall be of mighty elephants. (Amen!)
I hope you understand that one also. If you have ever had the opportunity of studying the animals in the bush, you will see that other animals run from lions and the run from serpents, they run from other animals but the lion somehow when the lion sees the elephant coming they move aside. When the serpent is stupid enough to wait and the elephant stamp on it, the serpent dies. Every other animal, when they see the elephant coming they give way. Now God is saying concerning a particular family He said your generation shall be of mighty elephants. (Amen!) I think all these prophecies are for me actually.
Daddy said the oil of the Holy Spirit shall lubricate the engines of your life. (Amen!)
That can only be me. It must be me that God is talking to. Is there anyone else who believes that that is for you? If you believe that let me hear your Amen! (Amen!)
Father, I thank you for the offerings of your children. I ask that you accept it, bless it and use it for your glory.
PRAISE THE LORD!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
OPEN DOORS TO TOTAL RECOVERY
4th of March, 2005
Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Whenever the Almighty God wants to do something extra special in the Redeemed Christian Church of God He gives us a sign and the sign He usually gives us is a baby boy. Now as at 9 o’clock this evening 3 babies had been born and all tree are boys!!! To me that is a very significant sign that what God is going to do in your life tonight 300 years will not be enough to testify!
I want to encourage you tonight to remain 100% awake. This is not going to be an ordinary night at all! Now I want you to remember the story of Saul, Paul and Silas, how they had lost everything, they’ve lost their freedom because they were in prison; they’d lost their health because they had been beaten so badly everywhere was aching; they’ve lost their wealth, everything they had, those who took them into prison had confiscated. They had almost lost hope because tomorrow looked very bleak, it looked as if they were even going to lose their lives. But they had one thing left, they had their voices and they used their voices powerfully. They praised God so mightily… Go ahead, Praise the Almighty!! Praise Him! ….
I will lift You high because You are worthy to be praised! Go ahead! Don’t stop! Praise Him!….. We give You all glory Lord! We give You all honour! We give You all adoration! May Your Name forever be glorified! Lord we bless Your name! Lord we bless Your name! Lord we bless Your name! …… Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have worshipped. (Amen!)
I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God, loud and clear and say Father, visit all of us tonight particularly me! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty! Father, visit all of us tonight! Particularly me! Lord God Almighty Unchangeable Changer! Visit all of us tonight! Particularly me Lord, particularly me! Visit everybody tonight. Visit me specially. Let me have a special visitation tonight. In every facet of my life, let me have a special visitation tonight. In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Then you lift you voice to Him and you say: Father, in this hour of total recovery, don’t let me go home empty-handed. Let’s speak to the Almighty! In this hour of total recovery don’t let me go home empty-handed! Oh please don’t let me go home empty-handed! In this crucial hour of total recovery don’t let me go home empty-handed! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name, Lord! This hour of total recovery, don’t let me go home empty-handed! Don’t let me go home empty-handed! Don’t let me go home empty-handed! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Then you lift your voice to Him and you say: Father, More than anything else, I want more of you. I want to know You more! I want to love You more! I want to serve You more! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty! More than anything else Lord, I want more of You! I want more of You! I want to know You more! I want to love You more! I want to serve You more! I want more of You Lord! I want more of You! More of You! more of You! I want more of You! I want more of You Lord! I want more of You! I want more of You! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
If you can find a place to kneel shall we go on our knees before our Maker? Angels are singing, You are worthy O Lord! Alleluia!!….. Worship Him! He’s worthy! …… O Thank You Father! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we worship! (Amen!)
The Lord said there’s someone here, He said, I’m the One who promised to make you laugh. I will surely bring it to pass. (Amen!)
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said, because of the size of the miracles coming your way you are going to need prayers to handle the joy. (Amen!)
Father, we just want to bless Your Name. We know this is the night when we shall recover all. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! There’s no one like You Daddy! King of Kings! Lord of Lords! The I AM that I Am the Unchangeable Lord! The Ancient of Days the Lion of the Tribe of Judah!, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the Unchangeable Changer!, the Light of the World, the Rock of Ages! The Lion of the Tribe of Judah!! The Great Provider, the Great Physician, the Great Restorer! The Lord of Hosts! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Father, Glory be to Your Holy Name! Accept our worship in Jesus’ Name! We cannot surprise You, but You can surprise us! Tonight surprise everybody! In a glorious way, In a powerful way, In a miraculous way, In a divine way surprise everyone of us. And at the end of it all, take all the glory and give us the blessings. Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
While we were worshipping the Almighty, Daddy just said, to start us off, Daddy just said, He healed 25,000 people! (Amen!) Including one fellow who had been having very serious toothache. Your toothache has disappeared if you will notice! (Amen!)
And He said He performed a couple of operations particularly for hernia and some tubes that were blocked had been opened! (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
Because once we start now, only God knows how things will begin to roll we want to do two things very quickly and then we’ll go on undisturbed. It has pleased the Almighty God in His infinite mercy to give to the Redeemed Christian Church of God a cable television station and since the station is already transmitting throughout the world including the one we are holding now I will love to formally launch the Dove Television service in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia’! You will wonder why we chose the name “Dove” because Dove is a symbol of peace and our Lord Jesus Christ is the symbol of peace and Dove is the symbol of the Holy Spirit and we are right now in the dispensation of the Holy Spirit and when it comes to registration of television stations all over the world we suddenly discovered that nobody is opposed to the dove. So Dove Television Services is the Cable service of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. For the time being here in Nigeria our programmes will be downloaded from the satellite by a new station that is coming into the country that is called TITV for the time being. Is anybody happy about that? If I were you I would smile because they are watching you in India, they are watching you in Iraq, they are watching you all over the world!
The second thing that I want to do very quickly is that by the grace of God we have published a new book and it contains the sermons preached at the last Congress, the Master Key and there are only few copies so it is not for sale. I just want to give it to my friends……
1 Samuel 30:1-8 and then 18-20. 1 Samuel 30:1-8
And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire; And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way.
So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives. Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.
(I decree to somebody here tonight – You will never weep again! (Amen!)
And David’s two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite. And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.
(The Almighty is going to do something for you today, which will be an encouragement. (Amen!)
And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod. And Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David. And David enquired at the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.
Tonight somebody is going to recover all (Amen!) I didn’t say everybody, I didn’t say everybody…. I said somebody, somebody will recover all. (Amen!)
Then verses 18-20
And David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away: and David rescued his two wives. And there was nothing lacking to them, neither small nor great, neither sons nor daughters, neither spoil, nor any thing that they had taken to them: David recovered all. (Before this night is over it shall be said of you: You recovered all!
(Amen!) Let’s talk from there because of time. We’ll come to the various verses later on.
Jesus Christ said in Mark 9:23, He said, if thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. If only you can believe. Everything that the enemy has stolen from you before the sun rises you shall recover all. (Amen!)
For example it is possible to recover your health and when I say it is possible to recover your health, it doesn’t matter how long you have been sick. The woman with the issue of blood had been sick 12 years. In a single moment she recovered all. It doesn’t matter even if the doctors had said you are incurable. Namaan was incurable but in a single day he recovered all because there is someone by whose stripes you are healed because that person, the One whose name is Jesus, according to Hebrews 13:8 is the same yesterday, the same today, the same forever. Whatever He has done before He can do it again. He had cured the incurable before, and I decree tonight every incurable disease shall be cured tonight. (Amen!) Whatever the name may be – cancer, AIDS, whatever name they may call it – before this night is over you will testify (Amen!)
Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here; the weapons meant for your destruction shall destroy the manufacturers. (Amen!)
If only you can believe it is possible to recover your wealth. In Joel 2:21-26 the Almighty God said He will restore the years that the canker worm had eaten. Like I shared with those of you who came to the Holy Communion service yesterday, Israel laboured for 430 years without pay. Papa worked for nothing. Grandfather worked for nothing. Great-grandfather worked for nothing but in one night, one single night the salaries that should have been paid for 430 years were paid in one single night. There is somebody here tonight; poverty was the landmark of your family. Beginning from tonight when they talk of your family they will be talking of wealth. (Amen!)
Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said, those who think you are finished are going to be dazzled by your success. (Amen!)
If only you can believe it is possible to recover your freedom because in John 8:36 the Bible tells us that He came to set the captives free that whoever the Son sets free shall be free indeed. You have a friend, you have the Almighty, the Commander-in –Chief of the hosts of heaven, the General of all generals, the Admiral of all admirals, the Air Marshall of all Air Marshals, the One who had never lost a battle. Let me hear you shout His Name! Jesus!!! Call His Name one more time! Jesus!!!! He will speak a word tonight. (Amen!) And every captive shall be free. (Amen!)
Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said I should just tell you, your grass shall be green again. (Amen!)
If only you can believe it is possible for you to recover all those treasures that money cannot buy,. In Mark 5:35-41 the only daughter of Jairus died. And as far as Jairus is concerned you can take all the money he has if only you can give him back his daughter. But he didn’t have to spend a kobo. The Great Restorer brought back that which money cannot buy.
Judges16:18-22 the Bible tells us how Samson lost his power, how his head was shaven, how the enemy grabbed him and dug out his eyes but immediately the Bible added but his hair began to grow again. Immediately, even as the enemy were capturing him, digging out his eyes, the Bible added that his hair began to grow again. To every Samson here present today – your hair shall grow again! (Amen!)
Alleluia! The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said the story of you life is that of an uncompleted building but He said I should tell you, before this year is out, it shall be completed. (Amen!)
Daddy says there is someone here tonight, your heart had been giving you trouble, the Lord asked me to tell you He has given you a brand new heart! (Amen!)
I say your power can be restored because it is written God has spoken once, twice have I heard this that power belongs to God. The power to perform miracles for the Almighty God shall be deposited in you anew this day. (Amen!)
If only you can believe, the opportunities that you have lost can be recovered. I know they normally say that opportunities once lost can never be regained but that is when you leave God out of the calculations. In 2 Kings 22:19-22 the Bible tells us that the men of Jericho had been living under a curse for years, the city was full of sorrow, death, all kinds of problems. And all along Elijah was going up and down among them and they didn’t quite realize who was he among them until one day they watched and they saw chariots of fire, horses of fire taking this man away. Ah! This man could have broken the curse on our land. What are we going to do now that he’s gone? But suddenly they saw Elisha pick up the mantle of Elijah, smote River Jordan. The river parted for Elisha like it parted for Elijah. Ahh! Our opportunity had been restored and that very day the curse on their city was destroyed.
Let me first of all start by saying, tonight every curse on your family shall be destroyed. (Amen!) If I were you I would say Amen to that. (Amen!)
Every curse upon your village or city shall be destroyed. (Amen!) Please join me to say the next Amen. Every curse on Nigeria shall be destroyed. (Amen!) And then I want to decree in the mighty name of Jesus! That every opportunity you had lost shall be fully restored. (Amen!) Thank You Father!
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, who had been saying since this evening, Will God heal me? Will God heal me? He asked me to tell you, I will not only heal you but I will see to it that you don’t lose your healing. (Amen!) Alleluia!
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said your door to explosive progress had been opened. (Amen!)
If you can believe all things are possible. All you need to do is remember the following:
Number 1. Every testimony begins with a problem. The bigger the problem, the bigger the testimony. So if you are the one with the biggest problem here tonight then congratulations because the bigger the problem, the bigger the testimony. Who is the one who is going to share the biggest testimony of all? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
What makes the testimony of Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego so powerful? It’s because not that they were thrown out the fiery furnace but the fiery furnace was heated seven times more than usual. Are you in a furnace now? You will come out unhurt in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said your eyes are almost completely gone. He said He had replaced the two of them.(Amen!)
Thank You Lord! The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said, every tree of sorrow in your family shall be uprooted. (Amen!)
Now, note that every testimony begins with a problem.
Number 2. When your problem seems overwhelming. When you look to the right and there is no help. You look to the left. There is no help. You look forward. There is no help. You look behind there is no help. There is always somewhere above to which you can look and help will come. Davis 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.
Some of you will remember the testimony of a sister, wonderful sister, had a son who was epileptic and you know the superstition about epilepsy. They say if someone is epileptic and has a seizure, if he gets up in your presence they say you too you have got it. Of course that’s silly superstition. In any case this woman had a son who was epileptic. When she rents a house because she is so good, everybody there will love her until the day the boy has a seizure. Then they will say, sorry ma you have to leave for another house. So she kept going from one corner of the town to another than one day she as going to the market with the son and when they got tot the very center of the town, right where everybody will see them the boy had a seizure and you know, everybody fled. And the woman grabbed the boy, stood him on his feet, held on to him and lifted up her eyes to God and said, O God I’m alone today but I know You are there! Help me! And that was the end of the sickness. Will somebody lift up his eyes today and say O God! I know you are there! Help me! And your prayers shall be answered in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
Thank You Father! The Lord said this message is for somebody in particular; He said, I should just tell you, I am with you, fear them not! I am with you. Fear them not!
If you are the one I think you should shout Alleluia! to that.
Every testimony starts with a problem. When your problem seems overwhelming look up to God, look up to Him
Number 3 – whatever you have lost is still within the reach of the Almighty. It doesn’t matter what you have lost. Its still within His reach because Psalm 24:1says:The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. Anything you have lost in this world is somewhere and whatever that somewhere may be it’s still within the reach of the Almighty. Even if what you have lost is already under the ground, it is written that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of things in heaven, of things on earth and of things under the earth. That is why I know, wherever your blessing had been taken to, the angels of the Lord will bring it speedily today. (Amen!)
Thank You Daddy! The Lord said there is someone here tonight, and whoever that fellow is he’s going to join me, He said there is someone here tonight, He said I should tell you to get ready for an invasion of miracles! (Amen!)
I’ve never heard that one before! An invasion of miracles! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! Let’s go ahead and Praise Him! Let’s put our hands together …. An invasion of miracles. Alleluia! Thank You Father!
He also said that there is someone here tonight, He said, I will terminate your years of isolation. (Amen!)
Every testimony begins with a problem. When problems seem overwhelming, look up to Him. Whatever you have lost is still within His reach and number four, He has the keys to any door that anybody may say they have locked against your recovery.
In Revelations 3:7-8 He says I am the one with the keys of David. When I open, no man, no witch, no herbalist, no juju-man, no governor, no president, no prophet, no evangelist, no General Overseer can lock. God says when I open a door nobody can shut it and He said, I’ve kept before you an open door.. Whether the enemy likes it or not, this year your progress shall be explosive. (Amen!)
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said I should tell you that somebody is leaving heaven now to come and attend to your case. (Amen!)
Number 5. Not only can God help you recover all, He can get you some extras too. In 1 Samuel 30:20 David after he recovered all got something extra that he said this shall be called David’s spoil. The Bible says in Ephesians 3:20 It said, our God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all we can ask or think. I decree to you tonight that God will embarrass you with blessings. He kind of blessing that you will say to God, God where do You want me to put this and He will say, I’ve not even started! He’s coming the way of somebody here tonight. (Amen!)
I’ve not been mentioning the cases of them that had been healed but the healing continues. For example there was someone who had been urinating blood. You can sneak out now and check. The problem is over. There’s somebody who all over your body, biting as of fire has just disappeared. There’s someone here half of your head is as if it is completely dead. God has restored completely. (Amen!) There’s someone here the doctors said your baby is no longer growing. Go back and check your baby has returned to the normal… So many of them!
So what must I do in order to recover all? In the story we read about David and Ziklag. Many of my children had already preached from there. They gave us some very beautiful teaching, particularly yesterday. But they all missed the first thing you should do if you want to recover all! The first thing you must do is that you must stop weeping. Stop weeping. It said David wept. All his great men they wept until there was no strength left in them. Weeping does not solve any problem. The elders have a saying. Weeping is not the solution to poverty. Weeping won’t solve the problem. Try the fellow next to you: Don’t weep again. Say it loud and clear: Don’t weep again! Tell the same fellow I will not weep again…..
Sorrow can only dim your vision. Job 17:7 He said, my eye is dim because of sorrow. And you need your vision; you need clear vision in order to be able to see the opportunities that surround you. Stop weeping! Your God is a God of joy! If the enemy takes everything away from you but he can’t take your joy, the joy of the Lord will still be your strength. Is anybody here who will now on be rejoicing whatever is happening? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!). Stop weeping! Don’t give room to sorrow! Don’t let the enemy break your spirit. Let me assure you tomorrow will be all right. (Amen!) If you believe that your tomorrow will be all right let me hear you say Amen! (Amen!)
The Lord says there is someone here; He said all forces resisting your destiny shall be crushed. Oh Thank You Father!
He said there is someone here tonight, He said, I will retire your oppressors so stop weeping!
Let the joy of the Lord remain in you. If they can’t take the joy of the Lord from you then they cannot defeat you. If they take the joy of the Lord from you then your strength is gone.
It is only after you stop weeping that you now go to step 2. That is, encourage yourself in the Lord. Encourage yourself in who? … In the Lord. Psalm 46:1 It said: God is our ever-present help. When you don’t expect His help, His help is near! The widow of Zarapeth was getting ready for her last meal and yet help was already on the way. I pray, I decree to somebody here today, long before the end of this month, God will send help to you.
Years ago something happened. There was a misunderstanding among the ministers. I was a very young pastor then. I’m talking about almost thirty years ago And what happened? I was so sad that as I was driving from Ebute-Metta to the University of Lagos where I was lecturing then, I got too St. Agnes junction and the traffic man stopped my car.. I was so low … and I was saying, if this is what they call the Gospel, if I can’t go forward I will go to where I’m coming from. That was how low I was because some people I highly respected disappointed me so badly.
Suddenly I heard God speak… He will speak to somebody here tonight! (Amen!) … He said Son, why are you so sad? And I knew His voice. I still know His voice. You know all things, You know what had happened. He said, Have I disappointed you yet. This fellow disappointed you, that fellow disappointed you, this fellow disappointed you, … Have I disappointed you yet? I said, No Lord and immediately I was lifted from the valley to the mountaintop and I went singing, I have a God who never fails. I have a God who never fails; I have a God who never fails, who never fails, who never fails, who never fails forevermore… Do you have the same God? Do you have a God who will never fail? If you are sure of that let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
Daddy says that I should tell somebody here tonight that I will calm the seas and still the storm.
He said there is someone here tonight, you are the least expected to succeed but you will be the most successful in your family. (Amen!)
So stop weeping, encourage yourself in the God who can never fail.
Number three, seek His face in prayer. He said in Proverbs 8:17 They that seek me shall find me. Psalm 34:10 It said they that seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing. Hebrews 11:6 God is a rewarder of they that diligently seek Him. He will reward you in Jesus’ Name!. Stop weeping, encourage yourself in the God that can never fail, Seek His face in prayer..
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said I should tell you, trust Me and I will put you in charge.
And then number four. Receive instructions from Him. The problem with many of Him is that we receive instructions from the daily newspapers, receive instructions from television news .. mmh mmm receive instructions form the Lord. In Psalm 107:20, He said, He sent His word and He healed and delivered them from their destructions. Just one Word from the Lord, It will settle your problem.
That’s why I pity those of you who come to the Holy Ghost Service only three times in the year. You can’t afford that. You need to hear a Word from Him. It is impossible for you to be in the Holy Ghost Service from evening till the morning without hearing a word from Him! Impossible. You will hear it from the choir. You will hear it from the one praying. You hear from the first preacher or the second preacher. You hear from Word of knowledge, word of prophecy. You need to receive instructions from the Lord. The Bible says the entrance of His Word giveth light. The Bible says, Your word is al amp unto my feet. When Your Word comes to me then I know what to do!
We were building the first big auditorium, as we call it then, of the wooden type. I’m not talking of the one by the expressway; I’m talking of the wooden section here now. Which at that time was oh-oh the biggest thing in the whole of Africa. And about few weeks to the Convention – we’ve paid for wood, to the Board, somewhere in Edo State and suddenly the Board closed down all their sawmills and they’ve already got our money. Few weeks to the Convention. What am I going to do Lord?
And I was walking… the whole place here was bush then… Father, help me what shall I do? I don’t have more money to go and buy wood from elsewhere. Suddenly I heard His voice. You will hear His voice tonight. (Amen!) He said, Son, What do you know about the Kingdom of God. I was about to say, Daddy, I’m talking about auditorium, You are talking about Kingdom of God! Then I remembered. He’s my Lord and you don’t talk back to Your Lord. The Kingdom of God you must be born again to see the Kingdom of God He said Yes, the Kingdom of God is not meat and drink but peace, joy in the Holy Ghost.. . He said, Yes … and I kept on telling Him, and He kept on saying Yes until I couldn’t think of anything again. Oh All right. Since the days of John the Baptist, the Kingdom of God suffereth violence and the violent have taken it by force! He said, Eh-eh, that’s where we are going. You want your wood! I said, Yes. Then give me a violent offering. A violent offering is an offering you want to take and your hand refuses to move so you have to force your hand to take it. That was Saturday night. Sunday morning I went to my church. Shared with my children and both my children and myself gave God a violent offering. Monday morning, the Governor dissolved all the Boards, installed a new one. The new one opened all the sawmills. Tuesday somebody came and said, Daddy I have no money but I have this trailer, you can use it for as long as you want. Wednesday somebody came. I have no money but I have these bags of nails. Within 2 weeks the auditorium was ready because I heard an instruction from Him. Do this and leave the rest to me. What you will do that will cause the Almighty God to stand up and fight for you He will tell you tonight. (Amen!) I say you better say Amen to that (Amen!)
Number 5. After David sought instruction from the Lord God made a pronouncement. You will pursue, you will overtake, without fail you will recover all. What is the lesson on that? If you don’t learn any other thing tonight, learn this – don’t joke with divine pronouncements. I can see a lot of pronouncements going on tonight and I see a lot of people jumping up and grabbing them. And I see some of us, the way we say Amen tells the Almighty God that no-no-no we don’t care.Let me tell you something. Those who are grabbing these things and you think they are jokers. You wait, within one year you will pursue them you won’t catch up with them. (Amen!) Take my word for it and I will give you 2 examples.
There was a soldier, in the Nigerian Army. He couldn’t share his testimony because of his sensitive position. For one reason or the other, those who are his boss just hated him and they put down his name for retirement. Young man! And he heard that his retirement is already sealed. He said, haaa no problem we thank God that tomorrow is Holy Ghost Service, He said I will go and hear what the Almighty God has to say. And he came. We were still up there then. Almost as he was settling down the Word of God came, that those who want to retire you, long after they are gone you will still be moving forward. He looked at the wife, the wife looked at him and the 2 of them grabbed themselves! Ah-ahh!! And you know what followed? Somehow they forgot to retire him. Number 2 all his bosses were retired. One promotion after another; one promotion after the other until he became the boss. Those who say you will not reach your goal, long after they are gone you will still be reigning. (Amen!)
Let me tell you another story. It tells you the power of pronouncement. A young girl came to the Holy Ghost Service wanting to go to the American Embassy for visa and she came and God spoke and said Oh there is someone here who is attending a visa interview, congratulations because you’ve already got it. So she danced and went for the interview and the woman there said, No visa! She said get away from here! No visa. The girl said, But my father said I have gotten the visa. The woman there said, What is my concern about your father? Who is your father? She said, My father is Adeboye. And the woman said, Who is Adeboye? And the woman said, In any case, your name is so-and-so. How can your name be so-and-so and you say Adeboye is your father? Oh, she said, Adeboye is the father of my father. And suddenly the woman began to laugh and said, You are a funny little girl, bring your passport and granted the passport – funny little girl heard the pronouncement. She’s not clever enough like you to rationalize how it will happen. She just heard the pronouncement and she came home dancing with her visa. May I remind you that God has spoken tonight that the door to your explosive progress is already open. Don’t joke with divine pronouncements.
The Bible says in Psalm 3:8-9
The Lord says there is a pregnant woman here, who has been dreaming of coffins. The Lord asked me to tell you those who built the coffins will sleep in them. (Amen!)
Thank You Father! The Lord said there’s somebody here tonight, your years of famine are over. (Amen!)
Number 6 Do whatever God says. He told David Pursue and he pursued. Do whatever God says. James 1:22 Be a doer of the word not a hearer only. Exodus 15:26 it said if you will hearken diligently to the voice of your God, to observe and to do all that I command you this day, I will bring no disease upon you. Hear what He has to say. Do it and you will remain forever healthy. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 9:6 He who sows sparingly shall reap sparingly. He that sows bountifully shall reap bountifully. Forever O Lord they word is settled,. Do what He says. Malachi 3:10-11 Pay all your tithes and God will give you a breakthrough and rebuke devourers for your sake. Proverbs 3:9-10 Honour the Lord with your first fruit and you will have not enough room to contain the blessings. Do what He says. John 15:16 He said be a soul winner then all your prayers will be answered! Do what He says.
Number 7 Fight for what is yours. David did not just pursue. He didn’t just overtake. When he got to the enemy he didn’t joke. The problem with many of you Christians is that you are too timid. You must learn to fight for what is yours. The enemy is not going to gently release to you what he has stolen. Learn to fight. There are occasions when you are to be a gentleman but there are moments when you have to tell them that you are the son of the Lion of Judah. Anybody who is in the army of the Lord is a soldier. Jesus Christ was not a civilian He’s the Commander-in-Chief of the Hosts of Heaven! How many soldiers of the cross are here tonight? Let me hear you shout Alleluia! like a soldier. Alleluia!
Some years ago we were returning from Ilesha and we got to a junction called Oshu junction. We were far from the main road because we saw vehicles coming and there was this young boy and he was coming like a bullet and for one reason or the other he swerved off the road. And hit us and dragged us almost into the pits. We just shouted Jesus and the car stopped. So the police came and they measured the line and they said, Ahh! definitely this boy is guilty and so on. And the boy moved close to the police and said. I am the driver of Chief so-so-so and the policeman said, Ahh! that’s money! He said, You people why should you stand here self? Why should you be here when this boy is coming and immediately he began to change his drawing! The lion in me rose up. I said, Officer, officer, do you see the name on the bus. He said, Yes Redeemed Christian Church of God! Is that the reason why you should stand here? I said, Officer listen to me. In every man’s life there is always a last assignment… He said, No, no, It is this boy who is guilty, No doubt about that! … The Word of God says, say to this mountain, mountain be though removed and be thou cast into the sea and it shall obey you. Every mountain you will command tonight. Every mountain blocking your way to total recovery shall be moved in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
Use the name of Jesus. At the name of Jesus every knee must bow. Use the Word of God it is written.. Use the blood of Jesus. The Bible says they overcame him by the power of the blood of Jesus.
Finally after you have recovered all remember to share. Bamidele came here and told you that when you recover all you will have more than sufficient. Share. It is because God blessed the Redeemed Christian Church of God. That is why today we are in more than 90 nations of the world. Because we want to share. God is going to bless somebody here. (Amen!) By the time you have recovered all that the devil has stolen from you, you’ll be able to build a church for God. (Amen!)You will be able to send missionaries out. (Amen!) In fact one of you will be able to buy me a jet. (Amen!) Who received that one? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
But when we talk about sharing, we are not just talking about sharing money and sharing clothes, we are talking about sharing your testimonies. Let us hear what God has done for you. Let’s hear your testimony! Let’s hear your testimony! Not only that when we talk about sharing – tell others about Jesus Christ. Remember somebody told you about Him. Somebody told you about Holy Ghost Service for example. That’s why you came. Now some of you whatever is happening you can’t miss it! Tell others! Share! And your recovery will be total. (Amen!)
Thank You Father! Alleluia! The Lord said there is someone here; He said the heat that is located in the center of your head has been removed. (Amen!)
It’s another new one tonight.
The Lord said there is someone here; He said your blessings shall no longer be part-time. (Amen!)
Alleluia! Let me hear somebody shout Alleluia! Alleluia!
Even a dead man knows that the power of God is here tonight and I’m about to get out of the way so that the Holy Spirit can do what He wants to do but the Almighty God said to me there were some people who came in after the altar call was made and they need to surrender their lives to Jesus Christ tonight. If you are here and you came after the altar call was made and you have not yet surrendered your life to Jesus – there can be no recovery without repentance. The devil will not let you go until you have surrendered to Jesus so if you have never given your life to Jesus or you were a Christian before and you backslid and you want to come back to Jesus you have very little time and I want to give you the opportunity.
I will count from 1-10. If you are out there and you have not given your life to Jesus. Before I say 10 come and stand before me here. 1…. 2…. 3….. 4…… Oh you may be few but God has shown special interest in you that is why He has given this special opportunity. 4…. This is the hour of decision. This is your day of salvation. 5…. Oh you need Jesus Christ so badly He is the only one who can save your soul. It is after He has saved your soul that all things become new. 6…. 7….. The gates of mercy may soon close bit is still open now. 8…..
Ohhh Thank You Father! Come, I know you are coming from a long way some of you so I will wait a little… O Glory be to God! Keep coming. I’ll wait a little. Blessed be the name of the Lord. 9. .. Now those of you already in front begin to talk to Jesus Christ. Say, Father. I’ve come to surrender my life to You tonight. Save my Soul. Just forgive me O Lord and I will serve You. I will serve You. I will serve You O Lord! Forgive all my sins and I will serve You for the rest of my life. I know some of you are still coming from a long distance. Keep coming! Don’t wait! Keep coming!
The rest of us shall we please stretch our hands towards these people and pray for them that the one who saved our souls will save their own souls also. Pray for them brethren! Pray for them! Intercede on their behalf that every one of them will be given genuine salvation today. Pray for them. Those of you still coming, hurry up now! We want to pray for you now – for the salvation of your soul. O Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Let’s pray for them brethren – for another 30 seconds. For 30 seconds more and then I will pray.
Thank You Father! Blessed Saviour we give You glory. Even as You saved my soul, save their souls also, everyone of them, genuine salvation, high quality salvation, give unto them O Lord. Save their souls. Blessed be Your Name O Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Father, I thank You for Your Word thank You for the power in Your Word. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name Father You promised that whosoever will come unto You You will in no wise cast out. These Your children have come, receive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Forgive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Cleanse them in Your blood in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Write their names in the Book of Life in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) And from today Lord whenever they cry unto You answer them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Everything that Satan has taken from them restore fully in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen!
Now I can see one or two still coming. Just make sure you get here. I want to rejoice with those of you who have given your life to Jesus today. Do you know that right now, because of you Jesus is dancing in heaven. So let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!). I want to promise you, God helping me, from today, I will be praying for you and I can assure you God answers my prayers so that is why I need your names and your address and the principal prayer requests. Now make sure you put the correct address because when I ask God to send your miracle it will be sent to the address that you put down. So if you will follow this my brother to my right he will take you to where some Pastors are already waiting for you. They will collect this information from you quickly and then they will bring you back. They will hurry so that you won’t miss anything. So let’s follow this brother. Go rejoicing… rejoice because this is your new day.
Remember what I said when I was preaching? ….. When there is nowhere else to turn, turn to God. We want to turn to God tonight. We want to fight for our possessions For just about 5- 6 minutes we want to pray in such a way that the devil himself will know that auh-uh I better leave these people alone. Are you ready to pray? That yes is not enough to? Are you ready to pray? Let’s stand on our feet.
First and foremost I want you to shout one ‘Alleluia’ that will drive all demons away! Alleluia!!! The prayers you are about to pray – forget everybody on your right and on your left. Let the gentlemen, let the ladies be ladies but you be a warrior. Lift your voice to the Almighty and say, Father .. recover my health, recover my strength, my joy, my freedom, lost opportunities, I recover tonight everything that the devil has stolen, I recover them all tonight, I recover them without fail! .……. Thank You Jesus! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! …..Blessed be Your Holy Name! Blessed be Your Holy Name! I recover all, I recover all, Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! I recover all tonight in the mighty name of Jesus! Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Maybe there is something special you want God to do for You tonight. Go to God with all boldness. He has already promised you that the doors are open Talk to Him now. Tell Him Daddy, I come boldly, I come in faith, I want this, I want this, I want that… Go ahead talk to the Almighty God….. Let’s begin to bring our prayers to a close. Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Now I want you to remain in an attitude of prayer as I invite all the men of God from other ministries to please come up here. I want them to come and stretch their hands towards you and pray for you. Remain in an attitude of prayer. When they combine their anointing to pray for you you know something great will happen so remain in an attitude of prayer. O Thank You Father! This is a night you will never forget. (Amen!) Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Stretch your hands towards them as they stretch their hands towards you and continue to talk to God about what you want God to do for you and they will be praying here that whatever you are asking God for God will give it to you. So keep on asking God and they will be agreeing with you. They are praying for you now so keep on, link up with them …… In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
I’m going to ask one of them to pray for you while the rest of them will be in absolute support. Thank You Jesus!
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ (Amen!), in the mighty name of Jesus Christ (Amen!), in the precious blood of Jesus Christ (Amen!) we give You all the glory, we give You all the honour. Your Word stands forever, You are the God that answereth by fire. You have brought us here for signs and wonders. Let this day be a day of memorial in the name of Jesus! (Amen!)! The Bible says that eyes have not seen and ears have not heard and minds of men cannot comprehend what You have done tonight. Father let there be full restoration in the name of Jesus! (Amen!) Heavenly Father we say thank You. There is no situation before You that is hopeless. Because You are the God that makes all hopeless to be hopeful. (Amen!) As we leave here tonight let us be reference points of goodness in the name of Jesus! (Amen!)! Daddy we say thank You! Jesus we say thank You! Holy Spirit we appreciate Your presence. In the name of the Father, In the Name of the Son, in the name of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus Christ’s mighty name we pray. (Amen!) All the saints say Amen! (Amen!)
Before the ministers go, the Bible says he that watereth shall be watered. Stretch your hands towards them and pray for them that God will bless them; that God will prosper their ministries; that God will renew their anointing; that this day will also mark a turning point in their ministries; that they too will never forget this day for the rest of their lives. ……. In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) The Lord will bless you. (Amen!) He will expand your coast. (Amen!) He will renew your anointing. (Amen!) Every opportunity you have lost you will recover. By the time you reach home your ministries will blossom afresh. (Amen!) So shall it be In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) God bless you! You are most welcome! Thank you.
Is anybody really blessed? And yet God is just about to begin. There were some people who were carried in. Ushers could you kindly help me spread some mats there……. Maybe I better wait till they have brought them before I tell you what God wants to do. So if there is any one who was carried in, let them bring such people to the mats. …. Thank You Father! …
Listen to me carefully. There is a difference between the miraculous and the spectacular. There’s a difference between the two. Many people in looking for the spectacular they miss the miraculous. What God wants to do tonight is the miraculous. He wants to deposit tin these people that which is going to bring about their total healing. You may not see anything but I can guarantee you one thing, every one that God is going to minister to here tonight very soon is going to stand before you and testify (Amen!). Now those who brought them, you move back. The reason why I want all of them to be in before I tell you what God wants to do is so that some people will not begin to rush and say, Ahhh! I want to join.
Thank You Father! Some days ago I wanted to change my underwear and the Lord says “Don’t.” I don’t know why and I’ve known Him sufficiently now not to question Him, since I wasn’t going anywhere anyway, I was in my prayer room so it doesn’t matter. So I kept wearing the same singlet day after day, day after night and then this afternoon He spoke. He said because tonight is the night of total recovery your singlet is going to be laid on those who are carried in. He said, don’t bother yourself about what you see and or what you don’t see, every one of them that is touched by this singlet you have been wearing day or night sooner or later will come and testify. (Amen!) So the singlet is here and my darling wife is going to do the job of laying it on these people. What I want you to do brethren, as she is laying the cloth on these people, is that I want you to dance and rejoice because the anointing is going to flow to you even as she is doing the work. So we want some music we can dance to brethren………
Lord of miracles, he has done it before, he will do it again ……Darling you are just to touch them with the cloth. Just touch them and move on. That woman said, If I can touch but the hem of his garment.. Just touch them, don’t wait, don’t pray – just touch them – Go ahead…………
These mats were full and they are not so full anymore because the Almighty God has started His work. The rest of you, I believe who I serve. I believe the person I serve. Very soon you will be standing here to share your testimony. (Amen!) Now you can go back to your seats.
Now brethren we have come to the most crucial thing that God asked e to do here tonight. And I want you to be very, very attentive. The Bible says Woe unto him who says God said when God has not spoken so you need to pay attention to what I’m about to say. Your life is about to change forever and ever. God moves in mysterious ways his wonders to perform. When the children of Israel were gong to the Promised Land and they got to a place called Mara, the water there was bitter. God spoke to Moses, showed Him a tree, said cut a branch of the tree and throw it into the water and immediately the water became sweet. Is it the tree that made the water sweet? No. It was just the act of obedience on the part of Moses. Elisha was about to die and the king came unto him and said, my father, my father what am I going to do now? The men of God said take your bow and arrow. He took it. Open the windows, laid his hand on his own and asked him to shoot. When he shot he said that’s the arrow of deliverance. Then he asked him to take the arrow and begin to strike the ground. He struck the ground 3 times and stopped. The men of God said who asked you to stop after 3 times. He said because you struck 3 times you will win 3 victories. Namaan came to Elisha, loaded with leprosy. The man of God said Go and bathe in Jordan 7 times. There was no healing power in Jordan but there is power in obedience. The last example I will give you which has to do with you tonight … The children of Israel got to the Red Sea and Moses cried to God – how are we going to cross? How will the door be opened? God said to Moses, You lift up your rod against the Red Sea. Moses did and God did the remainder. God is about to open your Red Sea. (Amen!)
Some years ago I made 2 walking sticks. Just pure aluminum, very light both of them were the same size. Painted them white just for the fun of it so that when I go on my walk at night I will take one of them. But funny enough I just fell in love with this one. It is the same length as the other one, made the same day painted white but I fell in love with this one. And one day I was going for a walk at night and I got to a place, which is my normal route. I passed there last night and I saw something that looked like a log of wood across the way. I said there was no log of wood here yesterday. So I moved back a little bit, brought out my torchlight and shone it on the log of wood and lo and behold, it’s a boa constrictor! So I took 2 steps further back. I was going to allow it to pass so I can continue my prayers but suddenly it decided to attack. And this is the only weapon I had. And with this weapon I killed it! Alleluia!!! I went to the house of the Pastor nearest to that place. Borrowed a cutlass, came back and cut off hi head and I used the boot of a Mercedes Benz car to carry the snake to my house. It nearly filled the boot!
The following day, I said, wait a minute you mean I killed that snake with this? No I’m not the one who killed the snake. It has to be God. Since then I’ve killed several snakes with the same cane. Some days ago, while I was praying. God told me, He said what did the rod of Moses do in Egypt. I said, It swallowed the snakes of Egypt and then opened the Red Sea. Daddy told me that tonight I will take t his rod that had killed so many snakes and I’m going to left it up at a particular time and all you who believe, even as I left up the rod, the way God asked me to do, your Red Sea shall open. (Amen!)
Then He said after I’ve done that tonight tomorrow night I will use the rod again to close the Red Seas on your enemies after which this my beautiful walking stick will have to be destroyed because it would have finished the assignment God has for it.
Brethren, this is a very solemn moment, I’m going to ask you to please stand. Those of you who are outside the auditorium, focus your attention on your screen now. Soon as you see this rod moving in your direction just begin to clap. By the time we finish the enemies you see today you will never see them again. (Amen!)….. Open your mouth and really praise Him. Let Him Know that you believe that your ways are open now. Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! Thank You forevermore. Thank You Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Now let me hear a really big Alleluia! (Alleluia!) oh Thank You Father! Thank You Jesus! I think you want to shake hands with 2 or 3 people and say Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations. Alleluia! Father. Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Glory be to God! Glory be to God! Amen and Amen You can be seated. Thank you.
I rejoice with you! I rejoice with you! I rejoice with you! I rejoice with you! I would therefore encourage you to be present tomorrow evening. It is essential that after you have escaped that the door be shut against those who may want to pursue you after you have escaped. The way has been opened now. Anyone who wants to pursue you we need to drown them. That is the main purpose pf tomorrows anointing service.
Now we have had a wonderful night. Left to me I would just say let’s go now but God told me of some critical cases that I must attend to before I go. Listen to me very carefully. This service is not over yet.
Thank You Father! The Lord says there is a woman here tonight you are married to your number four husband and you know how the former three died. You were involved in their killing. This happened before you were born again. …… Now you are married to the fourth. You are in love with him. You have even left the society you were in when the first three died. But the society said if you want to go you can go but we will kill your number four husband. You are here tonight and God wants to intervene. He wants to rescue your husband so He said I should tell you to come forward so I can pray for you. I know this is a difficult thing. It’s either you come or your husband dies. I have nothing to do with that. If your husband is sitting by your side ask him. Should I go forward or should I stay? If he says don’t go then you are free. So if you want to come you come. If you don’t want to come – no problem.
The Lord also said there is a woman here you took away the potency of your husband because he was wayward. Now you are born again, you want to reverse the situation but you could not do it. God wants to intervene, He says if you come tonight, if you come forward for prayers He said He will reverse the irreversible …….
Praise the Living Jesus!!
PRAISE THE LORD!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
BORN TO BE GREAT
1st of April, 2005
Glory be to God! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Somebody is going higher today! Without any doubt the load of somebody is going to become lifted from now on. If you are the one let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Alleluia! Alleluia! When I was praying concerning tonight Daddy told me that for someone this month of April will be the month of a major turn around. If you are the one let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Alleluia! Alleluia!
In John 11:35 we have probably the most frightening passage in the Bible. It says, Jesus wept. Whatever will cause the Almighty God to weep must be something serious. Here we saw Jesus Christ at the lowest valley in all His ministry. People on the cross they didn’t weep but here the Bible says Jesus wept. But within minutes by the time we got to John 11:33-34 we saw Him on the highest mountain of His ministry here on earth. He stood triumphantly and said, “Lazarus come forth!£ and the man who had been dead for four days came out. From the valley of sorrows to the height of triumph – within minutes. What happened?
It’s because in between John 11:35 and John 11:44 is John 11:41. Jesus lifted His eyes to heaven and said, Father, I thank you. From the valley of sorrow to the height of joy and triumph only one thing – Father, I thank You. Father, I thank You. Somebody is going to move tonight from the valley of sorrow to the mountain top of triumph. (Amen!) And that fellow is going to do one thing: He’s going to say, Father, I thank You! Go ahead thank Him now! Thank the Almighty God! Bless Him! Praise Him! From the bottom of your heart! Glorify His Holy Name!
Father, I thank You! I may have problems now but I thank You! I may be sick now but I thank You! My case may be considered hopeless now but I thank You! Father, I thank You! King of Kings! I thank You! Almighty God I thank You! The living God I thank You! Unchangeable Lord! I thank You! I thank You! I thank You! I thank You for Your greatness, for Your mercy, for Your Love, for Your patience! I thank You! I know You are there so I thank You! On Your throne – I bless Your name! I give You glory! I give You honour! I give You adoration! Baba I thank You! Unchangeable Lord! I thank You! Unchangeable Changer! I thank You! I bless Your name! I bless Your name! Father, I bless Your name! I thank You Lord! I thank You Lord! I thank You Lord! Father, I give You glory, I give You honour! I give You adoration! O Father, I thank You! I thank You Lord! I give You glory! I give You honour! I give You adoration! I bless Your Holy Name! It doesn’t matter what is happening now – I thank You! I thank You! I thank You! King of Glory I thank You! Unchangeable Lord! I thank You! You are the One who can do all things! I thank You Lord! King of Glory I bless Your Name! I thank You! I thank You! I thank You! Almighty God I thank You! I Am that I AM I thank You! I bless Your Holy Name! I thank You Lord! I thank You my Father! I thank You my King! I thank You! I thank You! I thank You! Forever O Lord, I will praise You! I will adore You! I will magnify Your Holy Name! I know You will promote me, I know You will lift me high! I know You will grant me access to Yourself! Lord God Almighty!
I thank You! I thank You! I thank You! Father I thank You! I thank You for everything! I thank You for life. I thank You for joy! I thank You for victory! I thank You for every success! I thank You for answered prayers! I thank You Lord! I thank You! Father, I thank You! I thank You! Almighty God I thank You! King of Glory I thank You! The only One who can lift me up – I thank You! The only One who can lift me higher – I thank You! I thank You! I thank You! Almighty God! From the bottom of my heart I say thank You! Thank You! Thank You! I will thank You in the morning! I will thank You in the afternoon! I will thank You in the evening! I will thank You all the days of my life! Father I say thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Almighty God Thank You! Unchangeable Lord! Thank You! Glory be to Your Name! Father Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Blessed be Your Holy Name! King of Glory! Ancient of Days!! Unchangeable Lord!! I Am that I AM! Alpha and Omega! The Beginning and the ending! I bless Your Holy Name! Your Name is wonderful, You are the Counselor, You are the Everlasting Father, You are the Prince of Peace! I thank You! I thank You! Almighty God I thank You! I bless Your Holy Name! Rock of Ages! I bless Your Holy Name! I raise You Lord! I adore You! I magnify Your Holy Name!! Oh Blessed, blessed, blessed, blessed be Your Holy Name! Lord Thank You Father! Glory! Glory! Glory be to Your Name! forever and ever! Glory be to Your Holy Name! forever and ever! Glory be to Your Holy Name! forever and ever! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!)
We serve a God that death cannot hold. He rose from the dead. I want you to lift your voice to Him and say, Father, the resurrection and the life – speak life into me today. The resurrection and the life speak life into me today! Speak life into my family! Speak life to my business! Speak life to my finances! Speak life to my ministry! Speak life O Lord! Speak life! Speak life! Speak life! Speak life! That my dry bones may live again! Speak life! You are the resurrection and the life, Speak life Lord! Speak life! Speak life to me today! Speak life to my marriage! Speak life to my family! Speak life to my body, my soul, my spirit!! Almighty God Speak life! Speak life to Your Church! Speak life to my children! Speak life to my brain! Speak life to my flesh! Speak life O Lord to my bones! Speak life! Speak life today! Almighty God Speak life! Unchangeable Lord! Speak life! Speak life! Speak life! Speak life! Speak life! Speak life that I may live! Speak life that I may live and not die! So that I can declare the works of the Lord! Speak life O God! Speak life! Speak life to my system! Wash out everything that is not of God out of me! Speak life O Lord ! Speak life! Thank You my Father In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Lift your voice to Him and say, Father, every shackle of Satan that is hindering my progress, destroy tonight! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God! Every shackle of Satan….. hindering my progress… Every shackle of Satan – In my body, in my soul, in my spirit, that is hindering my progress, destroy tonight, destroy tonight! Destroy completely tonight! Destroy completely tonight! …. Every shackle of Satan destroy! destroy! destroy! destroy! In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!)
If I were to tell you that all the prayers you pray tonight will be answered I think It will be good if you pray with all your heart. Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say, Father, from tonight onwards, let me live for You! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God! Let me live for You Father! Let me live for You! Let my hands serve You! Let my legs serve You! Let my voice serve You! Let my eyes! My ears! My head! My body! My all! My family! Let me serve You! Let me live for You! Let me live for You O Lord ! Let me live for You! Let me live for You! All the days of my life! Let me live for You Lord! Let me live for You! Let me live for You! Let me live for You Lord! In every facet of my life. Let me live for You Father! Let me live for You – In word, in thought, in deed. Let me live for You ! All the days of my life! Let me live for You Father! Almighty God Let me live for You! To spend all my days for You! Let me live for You Lord! Let me live for You! Let me live for You! For the rest of my life. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Then you lift voice to Him and you say, Father, make me a mighty vessel unto honour! Use me to heal, use me to raise the dead, use me to win millions into Your Kingdom! Make me a mighty vessel unto honour! Let’s talk to the Almighty God! A mighty vessel unto honour – that’s what I want to be Lord! Healing the sick, raising the dead, performing miracles, signs and wonders for You! Serving You al the days of my life, bringing millions into Your kingdom. Make me a mighty vessel unto honour! For the rest of my life! Make me a mighty vessel unto honour! A mighty vessel unto honour! Not an ordinary vessel! A mighty vessel unto honour in the hands of You the Almighty God! Use me to heal the sick, use me to cast out demons, use me to raise the dead, use me to populate Your kingdom – Make me a mighty vessel unto honour! A mighty, mighty vessel unto honour! A mighty vessel unto honour! A mighty vessel unto honour O Lord! A mighty, mighty vessel unto honour! mighty vessel unto honour in Your hands Lord! Make me A mighty vessel unto honour in Your hands Lord – to the glory of Your Holy Name! Make me A mighty vessel unto honour! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Then lift your voice to Him and say Father, establish my dominion today and forever! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God! Establish my dominion today and forever! Establish my dominion today and forever! Establish my dominion now and forever! Establish my dominion this very moment and for the rest of my life! Establish my dominion Lord forever and ever! Forever and ever! Establish my dominion Lord forever and ever! …. Establish my dominion now and forever! And ever and ever O Lord! Establish my dominion Almighty God forever and ever and ever! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!)
And now you lift your voice to Him and say Father, Any evil that I have done that my children may have to inherit – cancel it tonight, cancel it tonight, Speak to the Almighty! Any evil that I have done that my children may have to inherit Father, cancel with Your blood! cancel with Your blood! cancel with Your blood! cancel it with Your Blood! cancel with Your blood! Any evil that I might have done that my children may have to inherit that may cause sorrow in their lives, cancel it O Lord tonight! O Lord because of the power that is in Your Blood, Any evil that I have done that my children may have to inherit Father, cancel it with Your blood! cancel it with Your blood! cancel it with Your blood! cancel it with Your blood! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!)
This is a very important prayer. There are some of us today who are suffering because of what our great grandfather did. Let’s call on Jesus Christ and say Father, everything in the past that is troubling my present remove it tonight O Lord! Remove it O Lord! Speak to the Almighty God! Anything in the past that is still disturbing my present O Almighty God remove it tonight, wipe it out, clean it up completely! Anything in my past, anything my parents did, anything my grandparents did, anything that anybody did in the past that is disturbing my present please cancel them, wipe them out; wipe them out completely! Wipe them out completely!! Wipe them out completely! Wipe them out completely! Anything that I have done, that my parents have done, any generational curse – wipe them out Lord, wipe them out completely!! Wipe them out tonight! Don’t let any remain! Don’t let any remain! Don’t let any remain! Don’t let any remain! Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!)
In the last weekend of this month Benny Hinn will be having a crusade here. I want you to pray now that the kind of miracles, signs and wonders that had never happened before in the ministry of our brother, will happen during this particular crusade. Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty! The kind of miracles, signs and wonders which the Almighty God had never done before in the ministry of our bother Benny Hinn, perform them during this particular crusade! Stretch forth Your mighty hand Lord, Rend down the heavens O Lord, pour down your anointing like never before! Let there be miracles, let there be signs, let there be wonders, let there be salvation, let there be healings, let there be deliverance! Move mightily O Lord! Move mightily! Move mightily! Move mightily O Lord! Move mightily! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Now whatever special thing you want of God, that turn-around that you must have this month so that Your joy may be full, go ahead, ask the Lord. Ask God now…….. In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Now I want you to pray for your neighbour now. Join hands together and pray for the brother or sister you are holding. And say, Father Do something new in the life of my brother, my sister tonight. Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God!. Father, do something new, something new, something wonderful, something good, something glorious, something miraculous, something divine, something unforgettable – do it in the life of my brother tonight! Do something new O Lord! Do something new! Almighty God do something new! Do something new! Do something new! O Lord Do something new! Do something new! Do something new! Something that Your son will never forget. Do something new! Take all the glory for it! Do something new Lord! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Now I want all of us to go on our knees. First I want you to pray for me before I pray for you. Go ahead, pray! Wish me whatsoever you wish yourselves. Remember the Law of Harvest. Go ahead pray! … Angels are singing… You are worthy O l! You are worthy O Lord! You are worthy O Lord!….
Eternal Rock of Ages! we bless Your Holy Name!! You are worthy to be praised; You are worthy to be adored! There is n one like You – King of Kings!! Lord of Lords!! I Am that I AM! Ancient of Days!! Unchangeable Lord!! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Accept our worship in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) This month O Lord, do something new in the lives of Your children, Promote them! Lift them higher! Everything trying to tie them down – destroy! (Amen!) Every yoke of Satan hindering their progress destroy! (Amen!) Like never before visit Your children (Amen!) ….. In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) The one who is going to receive the greatest miracle tonight shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Shake hands with one or two people and say, Happy Easter! Happy Easter! And then you may be seated but those who are born in the month of April remain standing. All April children can stand. Happy Birthday to you all!
My Father and my God I want to commit into Your hands all Your children born in the month of April because April is the 4th month of the year representing the East, the West, the North and the South, I hereby decree for these Your children that help will come from the East, (Amen!) , help will come from the West, (Amen!) help will come from the North, (Amen!) help will come from the South (Amen!) All you children of April, this will be a month you will never forget in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) God will bless you, God will prosper you, God will promote you and you will serve the Lord! In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!) April children shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) All right. It’s going to be great tonight. I thank God for the message brought by my son Bishop Olawale Wilson. I don’t know about you but I’m going higher; I’m going higher day by day! I thank God for the choir they are getting better day-by-day, while I have decided to include in my name the word ‘lifted’. There’s nothing wrong if suddenly you hear me introduce myself as OluwaGbemiga.. How many of you will be lifted by the Lord this month? Let me hear you shout a big Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. [Somebody will find favour with God tonight. (Amen!)] And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great [I will be great too. What about you?], and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
This night when we are having a special Holy Ghost Service for our children I want to talk to you on born to be great. I know there is somebody here who is born to be great and one of the ways we know such people is that they know how to praise God! …. There are many children who are here tonight who are born to be great. If you are one of them Let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
God does not do anything without a purpose. Acts 15:18 He said, Known unto God are all His ways before the foundations of the earth. Romans 9:17; God said concerning Pharaoh for this purpose I raised you up that I might show my power in thee. He said to Pharaoh, the reason I raised you high is that when I drown you everybody will pay attention! Nobody is born without a purpose. Everybody is born for a certain purpose. The Lord Jesus Christ was born to be a Saviour; David was born to be a king. I am born to be great, what about you?
When Jesus saw the man who was born blind in John 9:1-7 the disciple said, Who sinned that this man was born blind? Is it himself or the parents? Jesus said no, no, it’s not a matter of sin now; this one was born blind so that the glory of God night be revealed in him. So that when I open his eyes everyone will give glory to God!! There is somebody here tonight by the time God finishes with you the whole world will glorify God. (Amen!)
Everyone is born to be something. Jeremiah 1:4-5, the Word of the Lord came to Jeremiah saying before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee; while you were in your mother’s womb I had already sanctified you a prophet. Nobody is an accidental birth. Everybody who has come into this world has come for a purpose. The unfortunate thing is that millions never discover the purpose for which they were born. They come, they live, they eat, they drink at times they marry, they work and they die without finding out why am I here? So they just come and go like that. Some people like David; he discovered by accident why he was born. He thought he was going to be a shepherd all hiss life but by accident he discovered, no, no, no, I’m not just a shepherd, I’m a king! Some people discover why they have come when they were young. Samuel discovered when he was still a child. There are many children here tonight who will discover why they were born. Some discover when they are old. Moses did not fully discover why he was born until he was eighty years old.! Some discover at the midday of their life. Saul of Tarsus one afternoon discovered on the road to Damascus why God created him. I pray for you tonight that before you leave this place, one way or the other, you will discover why you came into the world. (Amen!)
Some people who discovered their purpose they achieved that purpose fully. Joseph discovered that he was born to be a ruler., He had 2 strange dreams and they told him clearly: boy you may be small now but you are going to be great. And he achieved that purpose. Saul of Tarsus as soon as he discovered his purpose, he pursued it relentlessly so that by the time he was about to die, in 2 Tim.4:7 he said, I have finished my course, I have fulfilled my purpose. I pray for you, every one of you here tonight, you will not die until you fulfill your purpose. (Amen!)
Some people only partially achieve their purpose, only partially. Somebody like Joshua. He knew that he was to be the one to take over the Promised Land and divide it among the children of Israel. But in Joshua 13:1 the Bible says, Joshua was old and God said to Joshua you are old you are about to die and yet there is much land to be possessed. No other thing – sorry Joshua you didn’t fully fulfill your purpose. Some people never even enter into the purpose of their lives at all! Like Gehazi. He was the servant of the most powerful man of God on earth. The purpose of God for him was that he would multiply the power of Elisha at least by two! Instead he ended up a leper. I pray for you one more time. The purpose of God for your life shall be fulfilled in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
Now for those who achieve the purpose of their lives they have to pass through a series of open doors and the interesting thing about these open doors is that each door is opened through a period of crisis. Either the crisis is for the fellow who is passing through the open door or the crisis is in the life of someone close to the fellow who has to pass through the open door. For example, every time a child is born the mother must pass through a crisis. And if you don’t know that they pass through a crisis you should go to the maternity ward when a woman is about to deliver. You will discover that a woman with PhD. Will be like an illiterate when it comes to delivery time. Have you ever seen a woman who is about to deliver? Who is smiling at her husband? Who’s saying Hello darling! Kiss me darling? Many-a-time hey don’t even want to see the man! How many people know what I’m talking about? A woman goes through a crisis and through the crisis a door opens and a child comes into the world. As soon as a child enters into the world it is to move to the next stage of its life, it has to go into a crisis when they wean the child. All of a sudden, the milk that the child had been enjoying since birth is taken away and the child will say what have I done? The child will cry and scream, the breast is there, milk is there but they won’t let the child have it! The child goes through a crisis to begin to move to the next stage of life. Then the child grows, goes to school and the time comes for him to go to the boarding house and the child goes through a crisis – for the first time away from home, away from friends, going to sleep in a strange place with strange faces. But he has to go through the crisis to be able to get to the next stage.
What am I saying? There are some of you who have been going through some crisis – it is because the door is about to open. (Amen!) I say the door is about to open. (Amen!)
We are going to consider the example of some great people in the Bible and you will see how they moved higher and higher as one door opened after the other and each door opened during a crisis. Let’s take Abraham, his first open door came in Genesis 12:1-3 Here was a man who was born to be a blessing. The Almighty God created Abraham so that he can be a blessing. Today we all sing and we say Abraham’s blessings are mine. He was born to be a blessing but when the first door was going to open to him it was a crisis because he was 75 years old and God said unto him, Abraham I want you to get up now, pack all your things, get away from your family to a land I will show you. 75-year-old man. God told him to relocate and he didn’t even know where he was going. It’s good if you are a child and you are asked to relocate but 75 years old to go to a land that I don’t even know at all? Just get out and begin to walk? But then God was taking him to the land where he will become a blessing. There’s somebody here tonight beginning from this month God will lead you to where you will be a blessing. (Amen!)
When he got to where he was going he met another crisis. There was famine in the land and so he had to run to Egypt. The crisis in Egypt was even bigger than the one he had before.Genesis 12:14-20: Immediately he got to Egypt the king saw the wife and said O, she’s a beautiful woman and took over the wife! You can imagine that kind of situation. But in that crisis God opened a second door towards Abraham. When he was being chased out or asked to leave the Almighty God gave him the kind of wealth that he never even thought he could ever have. I know there is someone here tonight, this month the door to supernatural wealth will be opened to you. (Amen!)
One of my sons had a crisis in his place of work. The crisis was so much he had to run away from Nigeria. And when he got to where he was going everything changed, the tide turned, even his wife was riding a Mercedes Benz whereas when they were here they were managing a second-hand car! I don’t know who I’m talking too but the door is opening for somebody tonight (Amen!) – the door of supernatural wealth. (Amen!)
Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said I should tell you, I have never referred a case. He said I should tell you I will handle your case personally. (Amen!) I want to say Amen to that.
Then Abraham had another problem: his own people and the people of his cousin Lot, they began to quarrel – quarrel everyday – quarrel in the morning, quarrel in the evening and another door opened through the crisis. You can read it from Genesis 13:7-17 and all of a sudden as Abraham told Lot to go his way and I will go my way, as soon as they parted, because of the crisis of family problems, God opened another door and told Abraham, walk as far as you like, every land you see I will give it to you. Before that moment Abraham was an ordinary tenant but that day he became a landlord. There is a tenant here tonight, the door for you to become a landlord has just opened. (Amen!) You better say Amen to that. (Amen!)
Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said whatever was not in you when I created you will be driven out tonight! (Amen!)
And then Abraham was in the height of another crisis. His barrenness now had reached a level that is supposed to be incurable. The wife is 90 years old. He himself is almost 100. He couldn’t even meet with his wife anymore. It was clear that the wife was going to die barren. That was the crisis in the family. And then another door opened and God came visiting. The Almighty God is going to visit somebody here tonight. Genesis 18:1-14, the Almighty God paid the man who was supposed to be beyond repairs as far as barrenness is concerned a visit and the tide turned.
I’m sure you will remember the story of a woman who had been barren for several years and the husband had spent a lot of money until one day they visited a professor. And the professor called the husband after a lot of tests and said, Man, stop wasting your money. Your wife can never have a baby! Because she has no ovary so there is no way she can ever have a child. When the husband told the wife – Talk of a crisis! She was devastated! She said Alright if that is the case let me just go home and eat and die! It was in that crisis that the husband said, We have heard the doctor’s report. Let us go and hear Jesus report! Somebody will hear good news here today! (Amen!)
And he came to one of our programmes when we were still in the old auditorium, during one of the Conventions, and it was the time to pray for the barren. I didn’t know who and who were there. All I knew was that we laid hands on this woman and the woman fell under the power of God and remained on the ground for almost one hour. I though because it was night, maybe she was trying to have a little nap. I didn’t know God was performing an operation. The following year she returned with her child. Everybody who is here tonight in the crisis of barrenness – God will open a door unto you. (Amen!)
And then Abraham had another crisis. Suddenly God called him in Genesis 22:1-18 and said, that boy that I’ve given you, I want him back. I want you to sacrifice him unto me – that your son that you love. I want him now, as a sacrifice. Talk of a crisis! But through that crisis the door opened for Abraham to pass the covenant of blessing to his son. That’s when God said by myself have I sworn in blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your seed. God said initially, through you the world will be blessed but through this crisis God said – through your seed will the whole earth be blessed. There is someone here tonight, in the name that is above every other name, your children will be greater than you. You will pass your test.
Thank You Father! I think I can say Amen to this one before I tell you. The Lord said there is someone here tonight,, your promotion will no longer be subject to negotiation. (Amen!) And I say Amen again because the Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said one day the whole world will celebrate your birthday! (Amen!)
Let me take another example. Let’s take Sampson.
Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here tonight,- who’s been getting tired easily, He said He has taken care of that. (Amen!)
He said there’s a woman here, your womb is as if fire is burning there. He said but the womb is cool now so that you can produce your children.
Sampson. Sampson was born to be a great warrior; a deliverer and then he had to go through some open doors. The first open door was that the parents were barren. They were in a crisis of barrenness in Judges 13:1-20. The parents of Sampson were barren. They were in the crisis of barrenness when the Almighty God came and paid them a visit. Again and again, I am convinced that somebody is going to receive divine visitation this month., And through this crisis Sampson had a door opened unto him before he was born. He was anointed from the womb. Before he was born God anointed him. How many of you have your children here tonight? Well congratulations because your children will be anointed here tonight. (Amen!)
And then the second door opened unto Sampson after he was born. He didn’t know how powerful he is. All he knew was that the spirit of God was moving him at times. But in Judges 14:5-6 he was minding his own business when a lion roared at him and it looked as if premature death was going to be his portion. Then all of a sudden a door opened up to him – the power of God that was with in him came to the surface and he took the lion and tore it apart. You know there are several people, they don’t even know the gift of God inside them until they are faced with a crisis. I am saying to someone here tonight – every gift that God has deposited in you will begin to manifest from now on in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
I know one of my Pastors, he didn’t even know that he has the power or the ability to pastor. Somebody lied against him to the Pastor and his Pastor then began to hate him and began to ill-treat him. It got to a stage he went to the Pastor, If you don’t want me here then tell me… The Pastor said, Ehh! We don’t want you here! Go! Okay! I’m a member of the Redeemed. If you ask me to leave this place, I will go but I’m not going to another church. And the boy left. Himself and his wife. I think 2 children. The following Sunday they held a service in their sitting-room. The following Sunday they told the children of the neighbours who were playing football outside – Come and join us! Let’s sing choruses. They joined them. The following Sunday the parents of those children joined them. Today his church is one of the biggest! He didn’t know he could be a Pastor but crisis pushed him! Every power of God that had been lying hidden within you shall begin to come forth this month in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
And then Sampson had another crisis – the relatives combined, bound him and handed him over to the enemy. Judges 15:1-15. His own relatives bound him and handed him over to the enemy – to kill him. But than another door opened. The fire of God came down, destroyed the yokes. He found the jawbone of an ox and became the first fellow to fulfill the promise of God that one of you will chase a thousand. In his own case he didn’t even chase them – he killed them! Every promise of God for you that had been hanging, this month they shall become fulfilled in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
The relatives thought he was finished and then the door opened and the one they thought was finished was just beginning. They may think that you are finished but in the mighty name of Jesus you will surprise them! (Amen!)
I think I’ve told you the story before of a man whose wife was sick in the hospital. They went to visit and the doctor said: Sorry sir, this woman cannot last for the next 2 hours. And he went home rejoicing, told his concubine: Come over, this stupid fellow is going to be dead with 2 hours. The concubine came and they were enjoying themselves. But after the doctor left. Somebody came in – another doctor. He didn’t pass through the door. He came right through the wall. The One whose name is the Door and laid a hand on this woman: They say you are finished but you are just beginning. The woman got up, completely healed. Told the doctors, I am well. They examined her – found her completely well and discharged her. When she got home she met the husband and the concubine. They didn’t even bother to close the door because they were not expecting anybody. Those who think you are finished; they are going to get a surprise this month in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here, your memory had been fading. The Lord asked me to tell you He has given you a brand new memory. (Amen!)
The Lord said there is someone here tonight,, He said I should tell you, your baby will soon be on your lap. (Amen!)
The Lord said there is someone here tonight,, He said, I will restore your glory soon. (Amen!)
And soon Sampson had another crisis in Judges 16:1-3. He was shut in by the enemy, with their mighty gates, and they were waiting for midnight so they can finish him off. But like Bishop Omawale said, the gate of power opened and all of a sudden, he uprooted the gates of the enemy. Beginning from now, every one of you who had been shut in by the gates of the enemy, the gates shall be uprooted in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
I remember the story of a young man – either 1981 or 1982, his brother lured him into a secret society and a day was fixed when the boy was going to die. He knew the day was near so he decided that he would go to Daily Times of Nigeria, tell them his story so that when he dies they will know what happened. When he got there, the journalist that he met – its Pastor Oladimeji, he’s here tonight – he told him the story. He said, my death is certain and I want my story to be published. And that brother said, no-no, no, I know a pastor…. If you go to him he will do something so you won’t die. So he brought the young man to me and we told him, Will you give your life to Jesus? It will change everything. He said Yes, he surrendered his life and as he was about to leave my office, the spirit of God said to me, there was a chain he was wearing – the Lord said, ask him to drop that chain. And the boy looked surprised. What do you know about this chain? I don’t know anything about it but God says don’t go with the chain. Apparently that chain is what they wear. Every member of the secret society must wear that chain… His brother had already gone home, to announce that he had already died bit when death came he was looking for somebody wearing a chain and he couldn’t find the fellow. If death comes looking for you, he won’t find you in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
And then Sampson had another crisis. His hair was cut off. His eyes were removed. He found himself in a crisis of shame and defeat and torture. In Judges 16:21-30. But in this moment of crisis his hair began to grow again. Another door opened unto him, another door that enabled him to recover an opportunity he had lost. Another door that allowed him to kill more of his enemies at a go than he destroyed when he was alive. And I know there is somebody here tonight, every opportunity you had lost, in the mighty name of Jesus, will be restored tonight. (Amen!)
I know what it is to be in contact with God and then to lose that contact. It is a serious crisis. I’ve been through it so I know. I’ve told you the story before. I was a young Christian – very, very early in my Christian life, I started hearing from God. Little, little things. Before I left home God will say Oh it is Pastor so-and-so who will preach today. This is the topic he’ll be talking on. These are the hymns that you will sing. Don’t go in that direction – there is traffic jam there. Little, little things. I was enjoying it. And then one day something happened because at that time I was the interpreter for the General Superintendent. I was a University lecturer, big man! Everybody left me alone to interpret for the General Superintendent. But one day, one Pastor came and just said, Ehh, you will interpret for me today. Ah I was arguing. Who does he think he is? Doesn’t he know I am interpreter for the General Superintendent? Of course I didn’t say anything but if he could see my heart he wouldn’t stand by me on the pulpit that day. He preached. I interpreted. After the message on my way home God spoke to me and said, So, you are now too big to interpret for my Pastor! That was the last I heard., I didn’t hear from Him anymore.
Oh, the pain, the agony, and as soon as the devil discovered that I wasn’t hearing from God anymore he moved in! Every traffic jam in Lagos, he made sure I entered into it. I prayed. I begged God. Please, I’m sorry. I will interpret for anybody, anyone form now on. But He didn’t answer! Until the door opened and I said to God, Forgive me this once but if I’m going to offend You tomorrow, take me away today. That was the beginning of my holiness. It’s a covenant between me and my God: if I’m going to offend You tomorrow, take me away today. It came as a result of the crisis and all of a sudden He began to talk to me again and He’s still talking to me! Glory be to God! forevermore and He has just said that there is someone here tonight, He said, I’m going to perform a miracle in you life that will frighten your neighbours. (Amen!)
Let me take another example. Let me take the example of David. He was born to be king. Not only to be king but even the father of the king of kings! That’s the text we read, it said, Jesus is going to be born to be great and God will give him the throne of his father David. But when David was born it took a crisis for the first door to be opened unto him. A king had fallen out of favour with God and therefore there must be a replacement. And at that time Davis was having his own crisis – ignored by the father, hated by his brothers. He was left alone in the bush when every other fellow was enjoying. But then the first door opened: 1 Samuel 16:11-13 Samuel summoned him. He said go and get that boy. All the children who are here tonight, I rejoice with you because I believe the Almighty God summoned you and the first door to your greatness will be opened tonight in Jesus mighty Name! (Amen!).
He was a nobody but the door to his greatness opened. The man of God sent for him. I never forgotten the story of a young boy. When I became GO in 1981, everyday this boy will give me one naira. Every Sunday one naira. One naira was big then I think almost equal to one pound. This boy, every Sunday he will come, very little thing then one day the Spirit in me said, Bless that child! And I blessed him – Just like I’m blessing all Your children Not long ago I was in London for Holy Ghost Service and one young man came unto me and gave me an envelope. When I looked at the money I was surprised. I looked at the boy, I looked at the amount and they don’t seem to correlate. And the boy knew I would be surprised. He said, Daddy you don’t remember me? I’m that small boy that was giving you one-one naira. I promise you Daddy I’m going to buy you a jet. I’ve not got there yet but what I’m giving you now is to let you know I will get there. I said to the boy, As the Lord lives not only will you get there, you will surpass there. (Amen!) Now I’m saying to those of you, all of you who wish me well – you will reach your goal in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) I didn’t expect a lot of Amen to that one. (Amen!) I say those who wish me well you will reach your own goal too. (Amen!)
The second door to David opened when King Saul had a crisis in 1 Samuel 16:15-23…
Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here, I will cause the enemy to release your dreams they have stolen. (Amen!) I say Amen to this new one too.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He says you will taste my sweetness afresh. (Amen!) That must be me.
Saul had a crisis and was mad and his madness opened the door to David and they summoned David to the palace. The shepherd boy who had never been anywhere near the palace before suddenly found himself in the palace, learning the ways of the palace before he was allowed to sit on the throne. He didn’t go there on his own. He was summoned. Somebody is going to receive an invitation to greatness tonight. Whoever God will use to promote you just as Pharaoh had a crisis that brought Joseph to the throne whoever God will use to promote you will have a strange dream tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).
Thank You Father!
Then David had another door opened unto him. Goliath showed up. He became a terror to the nation. Up to that time nobody knew there was a warrior called David. He had killed a lion. Nobody knew. He had killed a bear. Nobody knew. But then a crisis came in 1 Samuel 17:22-27 that led David to his revelation until he became introduced to Israel. The giant crisis that was facing everybody that day, introduced David to the whole of Israel. We may not know it but this is our future King. There is somebody tonight who is passing through a giant crisis but that crisis is going to lead you to your elevation. (Amen!)
Take my example. 2 elephants would not have succeeded in dragging me to the Redeemed Christian Church of God. When I was a student at the University of Lagos one of my friends, another postgraduate student was doing Geography and he was doing his study on the coastline of Lagos and I followed him one day to Ebute-Metta to dig some sand from the lagoon around where Redeemed Christian Church of God is. We saw the church….. Ugly-looking thing! And with a big sign-board the Redeemed Christian Church of God and I told my friend, Look at this one: Big name for a small dog. Look at the big name, look at the church .. and we laughed! I didn’t know that’s where I was going to end! I didn’t know! I didn’t know! Until I had a giant crisis that all my degrees could not handle. I had a problem that all my mathematical equations could not solve. Glory be to God! Then somebody said, Ah there is a church, God is answering prayers there! I said where is it? They said, Ebute-Metta. What’s the name? …. As soon as they mentioned the name I remembered. I remembered because we had just laughed at the name. And today because of that giant crisis I am standing before you. The crisis in your life will lead to your elevation in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
Then David had another crisis. The king began to pursue him and he ended up at Addullam. 1 Samuel 22:1-2. It was during the crisis of being a fugitive that David became a captain. He became the captain of those people who became his mighty men. Some people are chasing you about now, pushing you around, harassing you. They don’t know what they are doing. They are bout to open the door of your promotion. (Amen!) As a young pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God one way or the other I just found that I became the favourite of the General Superintendent which created a problem, understandably… some people had been in the church since 1952. I came in 73, an ordinary upstart and now Papa began to treat me like his first-born because he had seen the future. So problems came for me. So I ran away from Lagos and I ran to Ilorin. But it was while we were in Ilorin that things began to happen. That’s when Digging Deep started. That’s when Faith Clinic started. That’s when the mighty men began to gather together. The people you call the AGOs today, that’s when God started to raise them up; the elders that’s when God began to raise them up. The mighty men of the Redeemed Christian Church of God were raised up during my days of running about. Today there is somebody who’s been running from enemies. The people you are running from they will bow before you. (Amen!) I say they will bow before you. (Amen!)
We’ll take just one more example. Let me take the example of Solomon. Thank You Father!
The Lord said there is a woman here they told you that the baby in your womb is bridge. The Lord asked me to tell you He has repositioned the baby. (Amen!)
I want to say Amen to the next one. The Lord said this month, there’s someone here, this month, will mark the beginning of your years of fortune. (Amen!)
Solomon. Solomon was born to be unique. He was born to be different from any other fellow but the doors to his prominence came one crisis after another. If you read 1 Kings 1: 5-40David was on his throne and one of his sons decided that he was going to be king. He went, he installed himself as king. At that moment the door opened, a prophet combined with the mother of Solomon and they took Solomon to David and he was installed king. Solomon is the only king in history that was made a king when there were two other kings alive. Three kings in Israel, the same day! David the original king, the rebel and Solomon! That tells you that Solomon was born to be unique.
Anytime there is a crisis of betrayal, when people you trust disappoint you it means God is about to open a door, a great door! So if there is anybody here who has been betrayed; somebody who had been disappointed – good news for you! A door is about to open! (Amen!) A great door is about to open. (Amen!) I could give you an example from my life but if I tell you it will embarrass some people so I will jump it. Let me tell you the truth. Apart from the day I got born again, the greatest thing that had happened to me in the ministry was the day I was betrayed. So those of you who have been betrayed rejoice because God is about to open a door. (Amen!)
And then another crisis came. This time again it came in the life of David that led to an open door on the life of Solomon. David said, I want to build a house for God, God said no you have been a man of war I won’t let you but I will let your son. The day God limited the achievement of David, He opened the door to Solomon. In 2 Samuel 7:1-16. As soon as God said to David, this is how far you will go, in the same breathe He was saying this is where your son will take off from. I have good news for somebody here tonight – no matter how great your father becomes, you will be greater than your father. (Amen!) If you are the one you better say Amen to that.
My father in the Lord was a mighty man of God. Those who knew him they know what I’m talking about. Mighty man of God. Powerful prayer warrior,; close contact with God; mighty, really mighty man of God. And I had known, God had told me that I would be succeeding him. But I didn’t want to, no not at all, it was a big struggle. And I remember that day, I was in a town called Ilesha, eating pounded yam when a car parked in front of my house. As soon as the car parked, I heard God speak: the time has come. When those people in the car came and I knew they were from Lagos – the driver was the driver of my father-in-the-Lord. They saw me eating. So I said, I hope all is well! They said, Finish your food. I knew immediately that my father was gone and I knew that all my plans – I want to be Vice-Chancellor of a University, I want … – that ended that day. It was a time of crisis. It was a time of sorrow but it was also the day the door opened; the kind of door that brought all of you here tonight. The door to your greatness will begin tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
And then Solomon became king and he had a crisis, In 2 Chronicles 1:6-12 this young man has just offered to God a thousand burnt offerings. And then God came and said, Ask what I shall give you. Many of you don’t see that as a crisis but suppose somebody comes to you today and gives you a cheque – blank cheque, already signed and he asks you: Write whatever you like there – you will know you have a crisis. He says, Don’t limit – just anything you want – write ! What will you write? One million? Ten? Hundred? When you don’t know whether another opportunity like that will ever come again. The cheque is in your hand, signed and he tells you – Write how much you want, yourself! I’m telling you there is no crisis like that because if you write 100 million as soon as you do that you will ask yourself, why did I stop at hundred million? Hundred million can do a lot. I can buy a car I can build a house. Then suddenly you will remember there are some people who had planes. And suddenly you will remember, Why should I build a house for myself alone? I can build one for my father, build one for my mother, build…. So you can see this man had a crisis already.. Glory be to God!
He has the crisis of choosing correctly when God says, Anything you want. But the door opened for him – he chose wisely. And God told him that day the reason why he was born. He said there will be no king like you before you, neither will there be anyone like you after you. He said, You will be unique. All of you who are generous givers, I decree that God will give you a blank cheque tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
I’m sure you remember the origin of the Holy Ghost Service In case you don’t know I’ll tell you. I was in London preparing our Sunday School pamphlet. we had only one parish in London then so I can do my work quietly. All the people in the church there they were less than 50, so even if all of them had problem, I can deal with it in one day so they let me rest. So I was there writing the Sunday School when God said, Son what do you want for your birthday? My birthday was very near then so I said Lord, If that is You could You repeat that question. Yes Son, What do you want for your birthday? If that is the case I want a miracle for every member of my congregation. He said, Is that all? I said, That’s all. He said, Okay when you get back home call them together and conduct a service and I will give everyone f them a miracle. What service shall we call it? Then He said, Holy Ghost service. That’s how the Holy Ghost Service started. Now today there is Holy Ghost Service in Nigeria. There’s Holy Ghost Service in London. We’ve had the Holy Ghost Service in Israel, America, South Africa, Hong Kong, in the Philippines, in Germany – all over the world. God will give somebody a blank cheque tonight (Amen!) And the Holy Spirit will help you write in the correct thing in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
And then Solomon had a second crisis. The second crisis is the crisis of beating his own record. Here is somebody who has already given a thousand offerings. How can I beat my own record? What can I do now that will be better than what I have already done? And thank God he passed the test. In 1 Kings 8:63 he did much, much, much more than he has done before. And God came a second time. This time God didn’t come to ask him anything. God came to put a seal on his greatness and up till today you will never find anyone who had been richer than Solomon. Your dominion will be established tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
Not long ago, I mean years ago, I was praying to God …… Son I want you to give me your 2 jeeps. I pretended I didn’t hear! I said, Which one? He said, Both. Thank God I passed the test. You will pass all your tests in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) We have been seeing the results since then. the results have been coming since then. Everywhere we turn now, help comes. Look at the television cable network now, we just announced it last month and already a group of people had already contacted us. Oh we rejoice with you about what God is doing! We will like to translate all your sermons to Russian so that the Russians can hear the good news. Another group had already contacted us O we would like to take your programme and broadcast it all over Israel. I mean when you think about all these things you will know that your own doors to prominence has already opened. (Amen!) If you believe that let me hear you say Amen (Amen!)
Now it is one thing for the door to open. It is another thing to walk through them.
Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here tonight He said I should tell you to regard all your past as your night of weeping and get ready for your morning of rejoicing. (Amen!)
Somebody should get ready for the morning of joy. When the sun rise tomorrow morning your day of joy begins. (Amen!) If you are the one let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
Almost everybody to whom doors had opened needed someone to push them through the door. Joseph was pushed by his brothers. They pushed him through the first open door. The wife of Potiphar pushed him through the second open door. Just kept pushing. David was pushed to prominence by Goliath and even Samuel needed Eli to push him into his destiny. Because when God called Samuel, Samuel didn’t know who was calling! It was Eli who said, when e=next He calls, say speak Lord, they servant heareth. That is why somebody is going to lay hands on you tonight. the one who lays hands on you tonight is going to push you through your open door. In Deuteronomy 4:39 the Bible says, Joshua , the son of Nun , was full of the spirit of wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him. Moses lad his hands on Joshua and pushed him into his destiny. Samuel poured oil on the head of David and from that day on the Spirit of God came and the shepherd boy became a king. In Acts 9:10-21 God told Ananias Go and lay your hands on Saul of Tarsus, he is a chosen vessel unto me, but first your hands must be on him. Tonight at the appropriate time the ministers of God who have been preparing, who have been praying; upon whom, by the grace of God, I had laid my own hands, they will come and lay hands on your children first and then on every other fellow and by so doing they will push you through your open doors. And I believe the Almighty God that by the time you come in May you will have testimonies of greatness. (Amen!)
I’m sure I’ve shared this with you before. Apart from my own father-in-the-Lord who had laid his hands on me in ordination another man of God that I liked very much was Kenneth Hagin. I’ve told you the story before. We went to attend his conference, camp meeting in 1979 and for the first time in my life I saw naked miracles! The lame walking, all kinds of healings …. and I said I must see this man, And they said no you can’t see him, after the camp meeting he will go and rest. I said, I know the Camp Meeting will end on Saturday. He will rest on Sunday, he will rest on Monday, by Tuesday he will be in the office. They said , no, no, no….. just book. So they booked and I got a phone call that he said yes, I will see you for 15 minutes. The Almighty God will open the door of favour for somebody here in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
And then when some people from the same meeting heard that I was going to see him they jumped in. So we got there and the man said Yes what do you want. this one said, I want to be distributing your magazines, that I will be charging people a little amount for postage and so on. He said, Okay. And you, what do you want? I want to be distributing your tapes and be charging a little extra. Yes what do you want? I want to be distributing your books and be charging a little extra. Then he turned to me. And you young man, what do you want? I’ve been waiting. I said, I want what you have got. I want your hands on my head. That’s all I want. He looked at me. That’s what you want? I said, Yes sir. So he turned to the one who wanted magazines. He said Go and see my secretary. the one who wanted tape. You go to Tape Ministry. The one who wanted books go to the books manager. And when they left he said young man kneel down. And he laid his hand on my head. That’s the last I remembered. When I woke up I was on the floor but I knew I got something. Somebody will get something here tonight. (Amen!) I didn’t hear your Amen! (Amen!)
In conclusion. Your children are here tonight to receive a special touch from God but for your children to be blessed you have to meet the conditions of God. Deuteronomy 28:1-4 says if you will hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, to observe and to do all that I command you this day then this blessing shall come upon you and overtake you and then in verse 4 it says, blessed shall be the fruit of your body… If you will obey God completely it says your children will be blessed! It means when you are not obeying God completely you are not only cheating yourself you are cheating your children! When you are not witnessing, when you are not winning souls like God commanded you, you are not only cheating yourself, you are cheating your children! When you don’t give like God commands you to give you limit your prosperity and your children suffer! When you don’t pay all your tithes like God commanded you to do, you place yourself under a curse and if you are under a curse, your children suffer! When you continue to engage in immorality you get yourself into trouble with sickness and disease and your children suffer!
But the moment you begin to do the will of God and you begin to obey him completely, your children get blessed! So whether or not your children are blessed is in your hands, completely in your hands. the tree that the father plants it is the children who will harvest. That’s why I asked you to pray earlier on that God every evil I have already done that my children may now come to inherit, Father forgive! I believe He had heard but you too need to turn over anew leaf! That you no longer plant evil seed for your children to harvest because whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap. It will be well with your children. (Amen!) Let me hear your Amen to that.
Which brings me to the last point. If you are here tonight and you are still living in sin. Not only because of heaven but because of your children, come and surrender your life to Jesus! If you come and you surrender to Jesus His blood will cleanse you from all your sins and any evil your children could have inherited the Blood will wipe away. Remember the Bible says therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things have passed away, behold all things have become new. So when you give your life to Jesus everything will become new in your life, everything will become new in the life of your children. So I’m going to count up to ten. those of you who want to surrender your life to Jesus come now. I will cont only up to ten. After that I will know you have made a decision. 1… 2… 3..4… I’m not gong beyond 10 so if you know you are coming to surrender your life to Jesus Christ you will have to move and move fast. 5 … 6… The Blood of Jesus cleanses from all sins. But you have to come to Him first. It is only after you have surrendered to Him that He can cleanse you from all your sins. And until your sins are gone there will be the problem of sin, of sickness, of death hanging not only over you but over your children. 7 .. It is the Lord that is calling you for salvation. the choice is yours. You can accept His invitation or you can reject it. the choice is yours. 8 …. The gates of mercy are still open but its not going to remain open forever. If you don’t take it now and it closes that’s the end of the story. He said Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy-laden. He said I will give you rest. Come now, the Lord is waiting.
Now I can see some of you from afar. I will wait a little for you to get here but you have to hurry up, you have to hurry up. The moment I get to 10 then you know it is already too late. It is the Lord that is calling you. Come, let Him save your soul. Let Him cleanse you in His blood. Let Him wipe away all your sins. Let Him give you a new beginning – a new beginning for you will be a new beginning for your children. Hurry up now! 9…
Now those of you who are already in front begin to talk to Jesus and ask Him to have mercy on you. Ask Him to save your soul. tell Him you have come to surrender your life to Him. Ask Him to forgive all your sins, that from now on you will do His will. Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God! And the rest of us who are sure of our salvation let’s pray for these people. Let’s stretch our hands towards them and ask the Almighty God, the One who saved our own souls to be merciful unto them and save their own souls. Go ahead, let’s pray for them brethren. And if there are those of you who are still on the way, make sure you get here before I finish praying. Hurry up now! Thos is your day of salvation.
Those of us in front begin to talk to Jesus! Open your month and begin to call on Him! Ask Him to be merciful to you! Ask Him to save your soul! Ask Him to forgive all your sins! Ask Him to be your Lord and Saviour! Open your mouth and call on Him now! call on Him now! And the rest of us let’s pray for these people; let’s intercede for them! You’re your mouth and intercede for these people. That the Almighty God who saved us, will save them too! Those of you on the way get here quickly now. I’m about to pray and I want you to get here before I pray! I want to pray for the salvation of souls so make sure you get here before I pray. Come on now! This is your day of salvation! This is your day of salvation! The Lord is calling you. He’s asking you to come and surrender your life to Him so that He can make everything new, everything new. New for you, new for your family, new for your children. Come now quickly, the Lord is calling you! This is your day! This is your day! This is your day! This is your day! This is your day! I see two or three of you still over there! Hurry up now! This is your day! Cone on now quickly! Come and surrender your life to Him. He’s your Lord! Make Him your Lord and your Saviour! He’s the One who can change everything! Hurry up! Hurry Up! Those of you who are still coming! Hurry up! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Father, I want to thank You very much for Your word. I want to thank You for these people who have come forward tonight to surrender their lives to You. Everyone of them! Receive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Forgive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Wipe away all their sins with Your Blood in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Save their souls Lord and write their names in the Book of Life in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) From tonight onwards, any time they call on You answer them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Let everything become new for them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) And I pray that they will serve You for the rest of their lives in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen Praise the Lord!
Now the prayer is going to be for your children, whether the children you already have or children you will yet have because all of you who are considered barren within one year you will come with your own children. (Amen!) I want you to stand on your feet now. First of all those of you who believe that the door to your greatness had been opened let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) You are going to lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father, no matter how great I become let my children be greater than I. Go ahead open your mouth and pray. Open your mouth and pray for your children! …… Physically let them be greater than I! Materially let them be greater than I! Spiritually let my children be greater than I! In all areas of life, no matter how great I become, let my children be greater than I O Lord! Let my children be greater than I!
Hurry up because we want to do something special now. Glory be to God! The heads that have been touched tonight will become prosperous heads in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) They will become great heads in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Where were you people before? Quite a few of them….. Now if you have your child by your side, if it is a child that could be lifted up you are going to lift the child up when I pray in a moment. If it is a fellow that is already too big to be lifted you are going to place your hand on the head of the child. If your children are not here you lay your own hand on your own head as a point of contact wherever they may be because I want to pray for the children now. I can still see quite a few people who had not come for the initial touch. Thank You Father! It takes only one touch to change a man’s life and I know the lives of some people will never be the same again after tonight. (Amen!)
If your child is small lift up the child now. If the child is too heavy to be carried lay your hand on the child. If the children are not here lay your hand on your own head as representing all the children. I want to pray and as I pray I want your Amen to be loud and clear. This does not exclude the ministers. If your own children are not here put your own hand on your head too as a point of contact for your children. In the mighty Name of Jesus! (Amen!) My Father and my God tonight I commit all the children that are being lifted up to You tonight into Your hands. Every one of these children let them become world-changers in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Every one of these children let them become very prominent in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) every one of these children Lord God Almighty! let them serve You mightily in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) I decree that from today, when sickness sees any of these children, let sickness run in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) When death sees any of these children, let death run in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) when demons sees any of these children, let the demons flee in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Let Satan stay far away from these children in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Let all these children become children of joy in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Let there be no regrets over any of these children in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) …… In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!) If you receive that let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Let’s go ahead and give the Almighty God a big, big round of applause and then you may be seated for a while.
Very soon now we will thank the Almighty God for what He has done tonight. we will take one or two testimonies but while the people who would testify come, let’s listen to one or two announcements. Before we thank the Almighty God fir what He has done. I want to remind you about the Benny Hinn crusade taking place here at the end of the month. Reverend Benny Hinn is a man of God who has a very powerful ministry of healing and I will encourage you to come so that the healing power of God can just heal you, I’m sure many of you are old but the healing power can transfer to you and you can go ahead and begin to heal people also.
That’s the first announcement. The second announcement has to do with our television programme. But my own opinion is this: what God is doing now is so big that it is going to change the history not just of the Redeemed Christian Church of God but of the whole world. It’s going to be a cable network belonging to a church that started in Nigeria. First of its type. that’s history on its own. Secondly as we begin to see it is going to be one station where the Word of God will be preached in every language of the whole world. Thirdly, its going to be a station whose primary aim is nothing but the winning of souls. With this particular television station the vision of Redeemed Christian Church of God will be fulfilled faster than we thought. You know when an army wants to .. for example when America attacked Iraq, they first of all bombarded them from the air before the ground troop moved in This television station is going to bombard the whole world from the air. You will see us, many of these Holy Ghost Service they will be watching all over the world. They will see the miracles, signs and wonders happening, they will listen to your testimonies. A time will come when they will now be writing to us saying, we want a branch of the Church. Then we will send again to go on land. We will go from the air then we go on land. Something this bog should not be without you having a little part. They are selling a share for one naira. I will want to suggest that even of it is a hundred shares you can buy that your name may be there so that when this thing becomes big people will say who are those who started it? You will be able to say proudly I am one of them. Oh they could say that they can’t be giving dividends to people with hundred naira – what about the souls? Who is asking for money? We are only interested in souls. How many of you will want to win souls for Jesus Christ? I want to encourage you for yourself, for your children buy shares of this television programme. I have told you that the closing date which was supposed to be yesterday be extended for one month. Go home! tell your Pastor, I want to buy hundred shares Take my money write down my name! I’m not asking for dividend just let my name be there!
Only one hundred bought the first set of land on this Camp. One hundred of eyes – myself, my wife, my four children. After us then others joined to buy the first set of land here. Do you know how big the land was that we bought? 41/2 acres. That’s all at the beginning. See what it has become now. When they are telling the history of this Camp, they will mention the name of the first one hundred. When they are telling the history of our television, cable television, even if they don’t tell the story here on earth, it will be told in heaven. How many of you will love to have a part at this stage? The Almighty God will bless you! Go home! Tell your Pastor I don’t have N7000 but I have 100 naira, 200 naira, 1000 naira. Whatever little you have let your name be included. How many of you have been blessed tonight? Are you sure? How many of you believe that God is going to turn your crisis to open doors? Let me hear you shout one big Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
Now very quickly we’ll give our thanksgiving offering to the Lord, singing and rejoicing!
PRAISE THE LORD!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
THE WONDER OF HIS FAVOUR
3rd of May, 2013
Let’s lift our hands to the Almighty God and begin to bless His holy name. Let’s give Him glory, let’s give Him honor, let’s thank Him for life, thank Him that you are alive, bless His holy name, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, He is worthy to be praised.
He is worthy to be adored, He is worthy to be magnified, let’s bless His holy name, let’s bless the King of kings, let’s bless the Lord of lords.
Let’s bless the Ancient of days, let’s give Him all glory, let’s give Him all honors.
Worship Him, give Him glory, we bless your holy name. You are worthy to be praised, you are worthy to be adored, and you are worthy to be magnified. You are worthy to be glorified.
You are worthy oh Lord, you are worthy blessed be your holy name King of kings and Lord of lords. We worship you Lord….
In Jesus mighty name we have worshiped.
Let’s lift our voices to Him and say Father; this month in particular, Lord let your face shine upon me and my family….
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I want you to Join your hands with your neighbor and say Father, this very night visit your child that I’m holding. Let this child get a divine visitation tonight…
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Glory be to God in the highest amen
For His mercy endures forever amen 2ce
Glory be to God in the highest amen
For His mercy endures forever amen 2ce
King of kings and Lord of lords, king of glory, King of love, King of mercy, King of grace, King of favor, the Almighty God, the Lord of host, the Ancient of days, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Holy one of Israel, the Unchangeable changer, glory be to your holy name.
Accept our worship in Jesus name.
Thank you for January, thank you for February, thank you for March, thank you for April, Lord thank you for May.
Glory be to your holy name. Accept our worship in Jesus name.
Tonight like never before, visit your children. Let this night be a night of divine visitation. Let it be a night of divine encounter.
Lord God Almighty let your face shine upon us today. Let all needs be met today, save souls oh Lord, heal the sick oh Lord, set the captives free oh Lord.
All those who came expecting a miracle from you don’t let them be disappointed oh Lord.
All those who came expecting a miracle form you don’t let them be disappointed oh Lord. Before the sun rises tomorrow let everybody here sing a new song.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.
Let someone shout halleluiah!
Prayer for those born in the month of May
Father, I want to thank you for your children born in the month of May, these children born in the month of grace must be very, very special to you, therefore Father I pray that for every one of them you will be gracious in Jesus name.
In the morning show them favor, in the afternoon show them favor, in the evening show them favor, in the night time show them favor, all the days of their lives let them enjoy your favor and let them serve you till the very end.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
By the grace of God if Jesus tarries, next month we will be discussing the WONDERS OF WORSHIP.
When you worship the Almighty God appropriately, He gets up from His throne and when God arises his enemies scatter.
So next month it is going to be an extraordinary Holy Ghost service as we discuss the WONDER WORSHIP, l’m sure you will not only come you will bring your friends and relatives in Jesus name.
Tonight we are discussing the WONDERS OF HIS FAVOR.
The evangelist who spoke before me had already preached my sermon.
So l’m delighted that gradually the day is coming when I too will come to the Holy Ghost night just to enjoy myself.
My children will preach when they finish, I will come and say God bless you all and then we go home.
How many of you will say amen to that? Because it is interesting that everyone who spoke; the one who preached, the one who prayed, the one who did one thing or the other all kept on talking about Esther I wonder where they got to see my sermon note!
I think the Holy Spirit must have told them what I wanted to talk about.
Esther 5 v 1 -3 Now it came to past on the third day that Esther put on her royal apparel and stood in the inner court of the Kings house, over against the king house and the King sat upon his royal throne in the King’s house, over against the gate of the house. And it was so when the King saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she obtained favor in His sight.
Somebody will obtain favor in the sight of the King of kings tonight.
And the king held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand, so Esther drew near and touched the top of the scepter. Then said the King said unto her, what will thou Queen Esther and what is thy request, it shall be given to thee to the half of the kingdom.
The first thing we noticed there is that the king saw Esther.
It is my prayer today, that the Almighty God will see you in this crowd.
And just like the preacher before me said; when the time for you to be favored of God comes, the first things is that wherever you are, favor will locate you.
In Genesis 18 v 1 – 5 Abraham was siting in front of his tent, he was at home and favor located him.
In 1 Samuel 16 v 11- 13 David was in the farm looking after his father sheep and favor located him there.
In Exodus 3 v 1 – 4 Moses was at the back side of the desert and favor located him there.
In Matthew 9 v 9, Mathew was at the customs; he was collecting customs in the market place and favor located him there.
In Mark 3 v 1-5 there was a man in the synagogue who had a withered hand, he was in the place of worship and favor located Him there.
In Mark 5 v 1-15 the mad man of Gardereans was at the grave yard and favor located him there.
So whether you are at home or in the farm, or in the office, or in the market place, or in the church, the favor of the Almighty God will locate you tonight in Jesus name.
I will tell you a couple of stories quickly, since the preacher before me has done the preaching, maybe I will just tell you true testimonies.
There was a funeral ceremony and there is this sister who had been praying to God for a future partner, and there was this brother who went to attend the funeral and saw this sister whose relative had just died deep in sorrow and looked at her and said;
“If this girl is as beautiful as this when she is sad, how beautiful will she be when she is happy”?
“And said before I leave this place, I must meet this fellow who is going to be my future wife.”
Favor can locate you even at the grave yard.
We went to Haiti to conduct a crusade several years ago and as we were preaching they were broadcasting the sermon over their radio.
And the Lord said as I was preaching “there is someone listening to me now who is impotent and the Lord asked me to tell you He has restored your potency.”
The man was lying down on his bed from his house far away from where we were, heard that word on the radio and suddenly his manhood jumped to action.
Favor located him at home!
He came running to the crusade ground; we had finished and gone to the hotel room.
Suddenly the door of the hotel burst open and the man ran in. Saying “I am the one!”
There is someone here tonight; the favor of God will locate you.
The first time I travelled outside Nigeria, outside Africa and I went to Canada for the world conference of applied Mathematician.
I knew nobody there.
I knew no kind of food I will be eating there. My wife was at home praying. God take care of your son.
And somebody went to see the list of the mathematician … for the conference and as he was reading down the name, he saw a name ENOCH ADEBOYE.
He said we never can tell it might be a French name.
Some of you know I have gone to some French countries that they call me by various names, some of them call me ADEBOY some call me Adiboye.
So he located the room where I was to be, he said when I get there I will speak in Yoruba if he answered then I know he must be a Nigerian.
He knocked at the door I said who is that he said “emi ni (It’s I)” I said “wole” (come in) before the day was out I was eating pounded yam in Canada.
There is somebody here today the favor of God will locate you.
The second thing was that the king didn’t just see Esther; he focused his attention on her.
If you know the king we are talking about here he was a very busy king. Ahasuerus wasn’t an ordinary king, he had dominion over a hundred and twenty nations, he was busy, but when he looked in the direction of Esther, it wasn’t just a passing glance; it was a glance that becomes a focus.
When the day comes for God to favor you, He will not just see you, He will focus on you.
In John9 v 1 the Bible talked about a man who was born blind, this man had been blind for more than forty years, but when his day of favor came; the Bible says Jesus saw him.
It was not an ordinary seeing it was a focusing; it was God directing the attention of the whole universe in one particular spot.
In John 5v 2-6 the Bible says there was a multitude gathered at the pool of Bethesda and there was a man who been there for 38 years and the Bible say Jesus saw him, it wasn’t an ordinary seeing, it was a focusing.
He was singled out of the multitude for attention.
Tonight in the name that is above every other name; God will focus His attention on you.
Some of you will probably remember this man and some of you knew him personally; I think he’s had two PhDs and couldn’t get a job for more than six years.
Then when they brought him for prayers, he was looking almost like a madman, you won’t belief he ever went to school because he had suffered a lot, we introduced him to Jesus, he gave his life to Jesus Christ.
Before he travelled between here and a town called Kishi, the people in his local government had been looking for him to offer him a job.
Suddenly they became interested in this man who had written several applications and never got a reply.
Today am talking to someone; that answer you are expecting will be a good one in Jesus name.
You will remember the story of a sister, I have told this story several times before.
She came to one of the Holy Ghost services and the word of God came and said that there is someone here, there is a girl here, if your mother didn’t allow you to marry, she will die within a week so you can marry.
She said amen. She got home, told the mother and the mother came angrily to my office.
‘You are the people teaching these people wrong things saying that I am going to die.”
I said “when did I say that?
She said “my daughter came home and told me I am going to die”.
I said “daughter, did I mention your name?
I said don’t mind her mama, that is how they claim what doesn’t belong to them”.
Mama said I didn’t know that is the way it is.
She said alright daughter gets out, so the daughter left and mama turned to me and said
“Pastor is it true that the mother will die if …?
I said “mama it is not you but what God said will come to pass.
The person concerned not you, the person concerned if she will not let her daughter marry she will die within seven days.
She said “it is not that I don’t want her to marry but the problem is if she marries, who will take care of me?
She is the one taking care of me now.”
I said mama that is no problem, I will tell her husband that whatever she has been doing for you before she gets married, she can continue to do so, they will look after you.
She said okay “she can marry”.
Within a week this sister who has been in the church only for so many years, within a week the man to marry her suddenly looked in her direction and said this fellow here should be the one I will marry.
Whatever had been blocking the eyes of those who will help you, the Almighty God will remove it today in Jesus name.
Number three when the time comes for God to favor you; you will suddenly see that the King of kings will become involved with your case.
The king saw Esther standing, saw her, he could have said maybe the queen is just have some time but the king decided to suspend all that he was doing so that he can be involved in the affairs of the queen.
You see it is one thing to notice you; it is another thing to go further and decide I want to be involved.
In the story mentioned earlier on in John 9 v 2 -7 Jesus saw this blind man, but He didn’t stop at seeing him, He went further, He got involved; He spat on the ground, made some mud, anointed the eyes of the man, told him to go and wash in the pool of Siloam.
He went and washed and came back seeing.
In the story of John 5 v 6-14, the man who had been sick for thirty eight years. Jesus got involved; He went to him and said will you be made whole?
When the man began to tell the story, Jesus said alright just get up. Jesus got involved!
In fact Jesus came back again the second time to meet him at the temple and said go and sin no more, so that something worse may not happen to you.
He got involved!
In Act 3 v 1-8 when Peter and John were on their way to the temple and they saw this man who was born lame asking for alms.
If you read that story very well, under normal circumstances Peter should have just gone on, because he had no money to give this man, he said “silver and gold I have none.”
But he decided to get involved; he told the man to rise up and walk, when the man didn’t get up he grabbed him by the hand.
He got involved!
Tonight the Almighty God will get involved with your situation.
Several years ago, I was travelling to Ilorin and I got to the city, my driver was driving and I looked to my right and I saw a girl sobbing, weeping terribly and I was wondering why is this girl weeping.
I could have gone on and say well it’s not none of my business.
But the day to favor the girl has come, so I told my driver please stop let’s reverse, and find out why this girl is crying.
I pray for someone here today the Almighty God will get involved with your situation.
I beckon to the girl, why are you crying?
She said my mother sent me on an errand and I lost the money,
She said she will kill me today.
How much was the money?
It was none of my business but because God decided to favor her, I put my hand into my pocket and gave her the money and I could see her flying away in Joy.
You see when God gets involved with your situation he wipes tears away from your eye, he replaces your sorrow with joy.
I prophesy to someone here today before the end of this month you will have something to sing about.
Number four, when the kings saw Esther he raised a scepter towards her.
Now raising the scepter towards here is an invitation
Com’on here my queen.,
He beckoned to her, he is saying come.
You see when the day of favor comes for you the Almighty God will beckon to you and say; my son come here, my daughter come here.
And when you get a beckoning from the Almighty God, you will know yourself that things are about to change.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said from all indications are that you are cornered; He said I will get you out.
Daddy asked me to tell someone, He said I have told you before and I am telling you again, that abandon project shall resurrect.
In Exodus 3 v 3-4 The Bible said Moses was at the back side of the desert, he has been going there regularly for forty years, looking after the sheep of his father in law.
But on the day that his destiny was going to be turned; a fire was burning and the bush was not consumed then Moses looked at and said what a great site.
I will turn aside and see and the Almighty God called to him and said Moses, from that moment onward the history of Moses was never the same again.
In 1 Samuel 16 v 11-13 I could imagine what happened when David was in the bush looking after his father’s sheep.
And suddenly somebody came from home and said
He said “yes, what is it?”
‘You are wanted at home’.
‘I don’t know but there is one prophet that came to our house, I don’t know what he has been discussing, but they say I should go and bring you and bring you horridly’.
When your day of favor comes, God gives you a beckoning.
In Mark 10 v 46-52 the bible tells us the story of Bartimeaus the blind beggar.
He has been crying for a while, some of the people asked him to shut up, he heard the good news, be of good cheer he calleth thee.
I am praying for someone here today, in a way that you have not heard from God before, you will hear from him today.
Several years ago, when I was a postgraduate student at the University of Lagos 1969 to be precise.
My friend was doing postgraduate in Geography as I was doing in mathematics.
And he was doing his research on the coast line of Lagos.
So he was collecting sand samples from all the coastline and he wanted to go to Ebute metta to collect some samples.
Since we were friends and I was free, I decided to escort him.
When we got to Ebute metta, We saw a big signboard in front of a very little church.
The church was made with boardoff.
The signed board was big;
The Redeem Christian Church of God.
I looked at the signboard, I looked at the church. I turned to my friend and said big name kills small dog and we all laughed and we left.
I didn’t know God was already giving me a beckon; four years later when somebody invited me to come to The Redeemed Christian Church of God for the first time,
He said there is a little church in Ebute metta, God is performing miracles there.
I said “what is the name of the church?”
He said “The Redeemed Christian Church of God”,
I said “I know that church; the church with the big signed board with the boardoff.
He said “yes”.
I said glory be to God.
I will go and see.
You never can tell how God is going to beckon to you, but He is already beckoning that is why you are here tonight.
He is already saying to you your day of favor has come.
I know there is someone here particularly who is coming for the first time, they have been inviting you but you have refused to come.
But all of a sudden, somehow you said I think I will go tonight.
Is anybody like that here?
If you are coming for the first time, wave your hand let me see;
Alright, let me hear you shout halleluiah!
Because you are about to get a first time miracle in Jesus name.
And when God beckons you it is to bring you close to His power.
The scepter that the king stretched towards Esther was the symbol of the king’s power.
And the Bible says Esther went close to the king and touched the scepter.
When you touched the scepter of the King of kings, not only will your own history begin to change, the history of your entire family, the history of your entire people will begin to change.
At the same time, I am believing God because you are here to night not only will your history as an individual change; the history of your family will change, the history of Nigeria will change and the history of any nation that you represent will change also in Jesus name.
According to Esther 4 v 11 if you go before the king uninvited and he does not lift that scepter towards you, you will die.
The fact that he lifted the scepter to Esther changed death to life for Esther.
And there is someone here tonight, listen to me very carefully; very soon you are going to testify that God disappointed those who thought you are going to die.
I can tell you a story on that God just reminded me; we were in the very first auditorium in a Holy Ghost night like this and the word of God says
There is someone here the plan of the enemy is to kill you but because you came tonight death has been cancelled.
Of course everybody said amen
But nobody knew who we were talking about.
But there was a woman there; as she was going home there were those people who owe her money.
They owed her a lot of money and they knew they couldn’t pay.
They arranged for her to be kidnapped and killed.
And they grabbed her, bound her, gag her and threw her into the back of a car and began to drive her towards Badagry so that they can go and kill her there.
On the way they came to a police checkpoint.
And of course they knew what is expected so they already got the money ready.
But because God said death had been cancelled, the police man there said
“No! I don’t want your money; I want to see what is in your booth?”
They increased the amount of money, the police said
“No, I want to see what is in your booth”
Then they began to run away
And then he opened the booth and found the woman there bound and gagged and they released her.
There is someone here tonight the grave will wait a long time for you in Jesus name.
Let me say it one more time, all those who are expecting your burial shall be disappointed in Jesus name.
In Mark 5 v 35-42 when Jarius came in contact with the scepter of the most high God the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
The sorrow in her family changed to joy.
By the time Jesus arrived the people were wailing.
By the time Jesus entered into that house suddenly weeping became joy.
I pray for someone here today, there will be no gathering for weeping for a long time.
When you come in contact with the scepter of the most high God, dramatic changes will come because the scepter represent the power of God.
In 2 king 2 v 9-22, the city of Jericho had known sorrow, they had known bareness, they are known curses, they had known death, they had known everything that was evil.
Until the Almighty God said well the time to favor has come
And He sent a prophet to them and suddenly the whole nation began to have tremendous joy because they had contact with the power of God.
When I finally found myself in The Redeemed Christian Church of God I was like a fish out of water because all my life I had either worship in the cathedral or the chapel at the university.
That is if ever went to Church, and everything to that point had already been done quietly, decently and in order.
I got to The Redeemed Christian Church of God everything was alright until they began to pray.
When the man who started the prayer said in the name of Jesus, the man next to me said amen so loudly I nearly ran out of the place.
But something timed me and very soon I gave my life to Jesus.
Very soon I began to hear about the baptism in the Holy Spirit, very soon I began to learn about the gift of the Holy Spirit, very soon I began to know more and more about the power of the Most High God and very soon that power began to operate through me.
I am praying for everybody here tonight, as you leave here, you will go with the power of the Most High God.
When the power of God begins to operate through you, it is not for you alone; it is for your people.
It is for the needy, it is to help others who might need deliverance, who might need healing, who might need all kinds of miracles.
I’ll tell you one or two cases;
I went to Port Harcourt at the invitation of the full gospel business men international and we had a wonderful program.
I think they asked me to speak on ‘The New Anointing’.
I told them what the anointing can do in the life of a man.
That night they had to smuggle me out of the back door because everybody wanted to touch the man of God.
I managed to get into the car, but as I was driving away there was a woman who was desperate, she ran towards the car, took her handkerchief and rubbed it against the car and took it home and said there is power here now.
When she got home, she discovered that while she was away one of her sisters had gone mad, completely mad.
It took six men to hold her down.
When she got there, she said move out of the way, I have power in my hand now;
You know it will be unto you according to your faith
She laid the handkerchief on the girl and immediately she became normal again.
When you are leaving here, you will not leave empty handed, I say you will leave here with power in your hand.
But it gets more beautiful when Esther got to the king.
The king said Esther,
What is your request?
I thought when you go to a big man, you should be the one who should say please sir, this is what I have come for.
But here we find the king volunteering to help.
When your day of favor comes the Almighty God will volunteer to help you.
Esther, what is your request even to the half of the kingdom.
The king volunteered help.
Like in the case of John 5 v 2-9 that we mentioned earlier on; Jesus went there to that man who was by the pool of Bethesda for thirty eight years and said
Would you be made whole?
It was a volunteered help.
When God decides to help you and you are not even the one asking for help then you will know that your day of joy has come.
The Lord says I should tell someone here tonight; simply, that your sun is about to rise.
In Luke 7 v 11-15 tells us the story of the widow of Nain whose son was dead and they were going towards the burial ground.
They were not praying, they were not asking anybody for help.
What help do you want to ask for somebody who is already dead?.
But Jesus came and stopped the procession.
The woman didn’t know who was there, but Jesus knew her.
Jesus said to her weep not.
I am going to do something about your case;
Jesus volunteered help and very, very soon after that the boy that was dead was back to life.
The woman who was drowning in sorrow was now leaping for joy because God volunteered help.
You know occasionally you get to a stage in your situation that you don’t even know how to pray anymore.
I don’t know if there is anybody like that here but I know situations when you have prayed and prayed and you said God over to you.
If you want to do anything do it, if you don’t want it over to you.
And God volunteered help.
I will tell you two stories very quickly at least one of it will be appropriate for someone here tonight.
You have heard the story before, we held a program at Tafa Balewa square and as we were about to round up the Almighty God impressed upon me to ask everybody to ask for something special
And there was this lady there who had been praying for a husband for years until she past the age of child bearing.
So when I said, pray for anything you want.
She said to God I won’t bother you; when I thought if I get a husband it will have any meaning, that time is past, so if you want do anything, if you don’t that’s alright,
I will worship you till I die.
Two weeks later somebody came up and said thus says the Lord you are to be my wife,
She looked at the man and said you better go and pray again
The man said what do you mean?
The woman said don’t you want children?
The man said what do you mean by that?
She said because she has past child bearing age.
The man said glory be to God you must be the one,
How can it be me?
The man said I am a widower I already got children, I don’t want more children; all I want is somebody who will be a mother to my children, so you must be the one.
To cut a long story short, they got married, the month they got married, the woman became pregnant; when she was going to deliver she gave birth to a set of twins; two boys.
Because God volunteered help!
There is somebody here today God will volunteer help for you.
In that journey to Canada that I was talking about, after we have had our conference, they decide that we should relax at least, so they took us to government farm, incidentally it was the month of May.
They took us to a government house and there they prepared a banquet for us.
All manners of food were there and there was a section there the grass was very green and we were eating outside.
So I took my food and walked away from the crowd and wanted to sit on the grass.
So I can have a picnic all by myself and as I was moving away one white man followed me, he must have been there when I presented my paper.
As I touched the ground it was very cold so I quickly decided against sitting down,
And the white man said you want to sit down?
I said yes but it is cold,
He removed his jacket spread it on the floor.
And said sit down
I said no sir, and I heard God speak clearly; seat down you are the son of the King of king.
There is somebody here today, the one God will use to make your joy to be full will volunteer help this week.
I sat on the jacket and I enjoyed my meal because the Almighty God decided that someone should volunteer help.
Number seven, before Esther asked, the king already said the answer is settled.
When God decides to favor you, it guarantees an answer to all your prayers. When the time of favor comes all prayers will be answered.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said the anointing that will take you to the next level has been released.
You know in Isaiah 65 v 24 the first time I read this passage, I could hardly believe it.
God said before they call I will answer.
I said this must be big.
Do you know God is saying to someone here tonight that before you pray the answer will come?
And the king did not say I will grant your request, he is saying I will give more than your request, even up to half of my kingdom.
In 2Cornicle 1 v 6-15 when Solomon found favor with God and God said ask anything you want.
Do you know after Solomon had asked for wisdom and understanding, God said is that all? He said what you didn’t ask for I will add.
In 2 King 4 v 1-7 all that the widow of the son of the prophet asked for was enough money to pay all her debt, but the Almighty God provided so much for her that after she paid her debt she had enough to live on for the rest of her life.
God can do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think.
When you read 1 Samuel 2 v 21 it will amaze you that all that Hannah asked for was a son.
God gives me a son and I will give him back to you.
But at the end of the day after God gave her Samuel and she handed him back to God.
God gave him five additional children.
She asked for one, she got six.
It doesn’t matter what you asked for tonight, the Almighty God will give you much more than you are asking for.
I have always told this funny story, some years ago we were going A-fishing in December as we normally do.
And on the way we saw a signboard that says Turkey for sale.
And I turned to my children; do you know that your dad never had turkey for Christmas?
And they all laughed,
It was in those days when things were still very beautiful.
Things will get better. And we forgot about it because in those days if you get a chicken for Christmas, that is good enough but Turkey! Where is it coming from?
So we went for Go A fishing, by the time we returned there were three turkeys waiting for me at home, I was amazed!
So when I went to church the following Sunday, I told the congregation the story.
I said I didn’t pray, I was just saying I never had turkey for Christmas before but now I had three turkeys at home and I told them this is not an invitation to lunch.
Am not asking you to come home and eat my turkey, before I returned from the church the number of Turkey had increased to seven.
I decree to somebody today, you will knock on one door, seven will open.
Let me conclude, because tonight is a night when God will answer prayer,
So the sermon will not be long so that we can have a long time to pray,
The kings said I am willing to give you half of my kingdom.
When you find favor with God, He makes the kingdom of heaven available to you.
Ephesians 2 v 5-8 makes it clear it by grace that you are saved.
John 6 v 44 says no man can come to Jesus except God the father draws him.
If you don’t find favor with God, no matter the preaching….
In John 15 v 16 Jesus Christ said clearly that you have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, if you are chosen by God, it is act of favor…..
Mark 22v 40 says many are called but few are chosen.
Do you know that when an altar call is given for salvation and something within you says go forward go and surrender your life to Jesus Christ.
It can only mean one thing; God has decided to favor you.
When I look at my own life for example, by the time I look at my situation when they were making altar calls, I mean I didn’t give my life to Jesus Christ the very first day I was in church.
In fact for quite a while I was just laughing at them;
What did they know, I have a problem, tell me how much I will pay you, pray let the problem be solved and let me go.
But one day the Almighty God spoke to me and said
They are not asking you to surrender to them, they are asking you to surrender to your Maker, with all your degrees, you don’t have what they have and that is true,
When I looked at the faces of the few of us then I could see peace, I could see the joy of the Lord, they didn’t have money but they had the peace of the Almighty God.
They had the peace of God that passes understanding.
Something within me said ‘forget your pride go forward, surrender your life to Jesus Christ’.
Today I’m grateful to the Almighty God that He pulled me forward, that He brought me out of my rottenness.
And brought me to Jesus Christ, when I looked back and look at where am I now, I know that I must be favored of the Lord.
When we give the altar call and you say am not coming, maybe you are not one of those that God has chosen to favor, but if He has chosen to favor you, when you hear the word there is something within you that says go, surrender your life to Jesus.
After all, all the years you have been living in sin what have you achieved?
You may have money but let me tell you the truth; money can buy a bed it can’t buy a sleep.
If it buys you drug to sleep, it can’t buy you sweet dreams.
It can buy you a house but the house can be hot so that coming in and going out becomes a nightmare.
But when you come to Jesus Christ, you have the peace of God that passes all understanding,
Only those who are favored by the Lord are drawn Jesus Christ salvation.
He said no man can come unto me except my father draws Him.
And I know there are some people here tonight that the Almighty God is already drawing
Saying, come give your life to Jesus, come and taste how good he is.
If you are one of them, come forward and I can pray for you and then you will begin to enjoy the favor of the most High God.
So if you want to give your life to Jesus begin to come now.
And as you come begin to pray to the Almighty God, ask Him to have mercy on you, ask Him to please save your soul, ask Him to please become your Lord and savior,
Promise Him that you will serve Him for the rest of your life.
The rest of us let’s stretch our hands towards these people, and pray for them and intercede for them that the Almighty God will have mercy on them, that He will save their soul, that He will forgive them their sins and that He will clean them in His blood.
That He will give them a brand new beginning today.
…In Jesus mighty name we have prayed,
Father Almighty I want to thank you for your word, I want to thank you for all these your children who have come forward tonight.
Father please remember your promise that whosoever come unto you, you will in no wise cast out, they have come unto you now, Father, please receive them in Jesus name.
Please forgive them tonight in Jesus name, let your blood wash away all their sins tonight in Jesus name.
Even as you are saving their souls tonight, please write their names into the book of life in Jesus name.
And please don’t let them ever go back into the world again in Jesus name.
From this moment onward please anytime they call on you please answer them by fire in Jesus name.
Thank you my father and my God in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Now I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward tonight, because from now by the grace of God I will be praying for you and very soon you will be receiving all manners of miracles and you will know there is somebody somewhere praying for you.
That somebody will be me I promise you, so I am going to need your names, am going to need your address and your prayer request at: www.rccg.org
PRAYER POINTS FOR THE NIGHT:
1. Praise God; His grace has kept you alive till today.
2. Father, please just have mercy on me.
3. Father, please let your favor locate me right now.
4. Father, please treat my case as special tonight.
5. Father, please get involved in my case right now.
6. Father, don’t pass me by tonight, draw me nearer to yourself
7. Father please let me have the taste of your awesome power tonight
8. Father, help me!
9. Father answer all my prayers; grant all my request tonight.
10. Do more Father, than i can ever ask for.
11. Your own Personal request.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
THE WONDER OF WORSHIP
7th of June, 2013
Lift your hands to the Almighty God and begin to worship Him. Give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration.
He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, He is worthy to be magnified. Praise His holy name, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration. Bless His holy name. Worship Him, Worship the King of kings, worship the Lord of lords, bless His holy name, there is no One like Him, give Him glory, give Him Honor, give Him adoration.
The Bible says we are to make a joyful noise to the Lord, tonight the best way to make a joyful noise unto the Lord is for you to think of a song of your own, I think of a song of my own. You sing to Him yours, I sing to Him mine; we combine all these song and anyone listening to us will think we are making a noise but God is listening to the song of each and every One of us.
I want you to think of a song and just go ahead and begin to sing to the Almighty God…..
In Jesus mighty name we worship
Worthy, worthy is the Lamb 3ce
That was slain!
Glory, glory halleluiah! 3ce
Praise the Lord!
Worthy, worthy is the Lamb 3ce
That was slain!
Glory, glory halleluiah! 3ce
Praise the Lord!
Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the Author and Finisher of our faith, the Possessor of heaven and the earth, the Rock of ages, the Ancient of days, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Holy One of Israel, the Unchangeable changer, the One who is the One who was the One who is to come.
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting father, Prince of peace, the Way, the Truth and the Life, the great Redeemer, the great Physician, the great Deliverer, the great Provider, the Lord of host, the Lord strong and Mighty the Lord mighty in battle, the King of glory Himself, glory be to your Holy name, Father, glory be to your holy name.
Thank you for January, thank you for February, thank you for March, thank you for April, thank you for May and oh Lord!
Thank you for June, glory be to your holy name, accept our worship in Jesus name.
Tonight all we have come to do is to worship you and as we worship you, build your throne in our lives, as we worship you Almighty God, do what you alone can do in Jesus name, as we worship you , give us something to sing about.
Father, if we have any request at all tonight; even before we call, answer us in Jesus name. Thank you Almighty God, in Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.
Prayer for those born in the month of JUNE:
My Father and my God, I want to commit your children born in the month of June into your hands because we have set aside the month of June for worshipping you and for thanks giving, I hereby decree that in the lives of all these your children; thanks giving will be constant.
Every day of their lives my Father and my God they will have something to sing about. Give them a new beginning; a new beginning of joy, a new beginning of answered prayers, of mighty testimonies, of a closer work with God, let it be well with them and let them serve you till the end, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed amen!
Let someone shout a big halleluiah!
By the grace of God next month as you have been told the theme of our Holy Ghost service is the WONDERS OF DIVINE BLESSINGS.
If you missed any Holy Ghost Service this year, don’t miss that of July that is of course if you want divine blessings.
I also want to announce that the elders of this Church and elders of any Church will be gathering together with the elders of any church, will be gathering together for their 12TH Annual elders congress and praise night on the 21th – 22nd of this month.
It will be exciting to be present where elders are praising God and worshipping Him, because that is what the twenty-four elders are doing in heaven, and their theme for this year elder’s congress is “BE YE HOLY”.
I think the elders should talk about that because they are closer home than many of us. All elders are cordially invited.
The Friday program begins at 6pm, the Sunday program continues at 10am.
We want to thank the Almighty God for the presentation of His children tonight, they all did very well, glory be to God. Maybe if I take it zone by zone, we might get a kind of summary.
Zone one; they kept to time, they spent exactly 35 minutes allotted to them, the choir was okay, the choir was good.
The sermon was okay; the only correction which is common to all of them is their definition of worship, they assumed that when we talk of wonders of worship, they assume that automatically the wonders of the ship of God, but all we said is wonders of worship.
And so in their definition of worship they were defining the worship of God instead of worship.
Because not everybody worship God, there are people who worship idols, there are people who worship their wives, there are people who worship their husbands, there are people who worship their children, their people who worship money, believe it or not, there are people who worship bicycles.
I can tell you that because when I was at Ilesha Grammar school some few years ago, we had a teacher who had a bicycle; he loves the bicycle so much that when He gets to a muddy part of the road, he comes down from the bicycle and carries the bicycle across.
Ask your neighbor what do you worship?
There are people who worship other things other than God. They should probably have stopped by saying worship is preferential treatment, preferential approach etc and then go on to say that however tonight we want to focus on worship of God that is the way it should have been.
Now apart from these common mistakes they all did very well.
The first preacher for example among several things made known to us in his very well researched presentation that when you worship the Almighty God:
•1. Men become powerless over you; when a man knows how to worship God, men become powerless over them, a very good example is Nebuchadnezzar •2. That when you worship God, God will break protocol to help you; it is against protocol in Israel for any priest to touch a leper, but when a leper came and worship Jesus Christ he touched him. I’m praying that as you worshipped God tonight, God will break protocol to attend to you. •3. When you worship God, your story will change; when you worship God, all those of you who have been attending our various programs since Monday Divine Encounter Shiloh hour, Holy Communion. You will have seen the truth of what He said; your financial situation will change. When you worship God, you will change from being barren to being fruitful, when you worship God; Pharaoh will be compel to let you go. Situation always change whenever we worship God.
Three mighty points and I think we should give the Lord a big round of applause for that presentation.
Then came on the scene is the second zone; the second zone again did very well their choir was not just good but very good.
Then the sermon was great and incidentally they kept to time. It wasn’t long we discovered that the one who was preaching was an evangelist; he was good. And he also made some very important points:
•1. If you worship God hopeless situation will be turned around •2. When you really worship God, you will provoke God to intervene in your situation. •3. He tells us that if we worship God whole heartedly, then the impossible will become possible.
Then we move on to zone three: zone three also did excellently well, they kept to time which is very good, and they only exceed their time by two minutes which is tolerable.
Two minute is not too bad for a beginner. Their choir was not just good but great. And it wasn’t long also before we discovered we are dealing with an evangelist.
There is only one point I want to point to him, he was a little too loud as a result some of us had to strain our ears to hear what he has to say.
Initially we adjusted as we went along we had to retune our ears to higher volume. Anointing has nothing to do with noise.
You can talk normally just as am talking now and God will still do what He will still do. That is important so you don’t have to shout in order to get your message across, apart from that he did extremely well.
He gave a definition of worship that is very close to my heart and that is worship actually means total submission to the person you are worshipping.
And then He made some crucial point also, he said worship should be a habit; it is not something you do just once in a while. For a child of God worship should be almost the same thing as breathing.
David said I will bless the Lord at all times, he mentioned that one. He also mentioned something important; and that worship is active not passive.
I have said it before, it is possible to study the word of God silently; you can read the bible silently.
It is possible to meditate silently, believe it or not it is possible to pray silently, as a matter of fact as noisy as we Pentecostal are.
Anytime we say let somebody ask for something special, suddenly you don’t want the fellow next to you know what you are asking and everybody goes quiet.
So you can pray silently, but there is no way you can praise silently, you can’t praise somebody silently.
If you want to say the fellow is good, you will have to open your mouth to say so.
So if there is somebody here who wants praise God let me hear a shout of halleluiah!
And then he went further to tell us that worship is a weapon of warfare which is probably the area I will be discussing on briefly later on.
He also mentioned one point that I hope you all got and that is that when a true worshipper is before God; He is carefree.
A true worshipper doesn’t care whether you are looking at him or not because He is not concerned with you, he is concerned with God.
True worshippers don’t remember how big they are, they don’t remember they are president or governor or whatever.
“I am before my maker let me do my own thing”. And tonight as we go deeper into the word of God, you may need to tell the fellow next to you; if you don’t want to worship God relocate because I want to worship God tonight.
Any worshipper here tonight? Wave your hand and shout to the Almighty God.
Let’s put our hands to the Almighty God for the third zone, they did very well.
Then the fourth zone, their choir was also very good in fact as I watch them the thought that came to my mind is indeed divine militancy.
We know the area they came from and when they sang they sang militantly and I like that.
That is the way God expect; in spirit and in truth with everything, they put everything into it. The conductor was himself was sweating half way, beautiful choir.
Then the preacher came on the scene and incidentally the preacher of zone four seems to be the only elder in the group of preachers tonight.
So when I saw him coming I said “well let’s get ready for something matured” and belief me honestly he gave us something matured.
Because when he was reading his text, I was wondering where is he going. Because He started with David weep and crying, I said we are here to worship God where is he going?
But by the time he finished, glory be to God! He has made some very serious points:
•1. You can weep as much as you like it doesn’t solve your problems, at time prayer may not even produce result but the moment you begin to worship God the helper of your destiny will show up. •2. He says if you worship God those who are conspiring against you are doom to foolishness. •3. Probably the third one that he said he might not have said it the way I will say it. Is that when you worship God, God and your enemy will begin to wear same trouser. What he meant is that God and your enemy will enter the city at the same time. Put it in the African way; if I worship God and you are my enemy, get ready to wear the same trouser with my God and let us see how it will be good for you.
There is only one important point to tell the elder; he forgot time he got carried away and over shot his time by ten minutes.
Well, being an elder we can understand but time is not just money, time is life, be careful how you spend it.
All put together I want us to really, really put our hands together to all these wonderful children of God who has blessed us tremendously tonight.
Now before I go to my own message and I can assure you that I will be brief because we are here to worship God.
I think I need to remind us the meaning of clapping, because some of us have forgotten.
I have told the story before that clapping signifies to God that God, “I will cooperate with you” and I will explain it.
One day the two hands saw the birds singing and they feel we too should be able to sing, and finger my finger they tried, one finger moving no sound, two no sound, until somehow there was an inspiration if two fingers cooperate they will produce some sound.
It might not be much but if two fingers are cooperating they will produce a sound.
Then suddenly they said if two finger cooperating can produce a sound, then a finger cooperating with a palm might produce a bigger sound.
You want to hold your one palm and began to tap it with one finger, “do you get any finger at all?” put two finger together, go on to three fingers, go to four, go to five, amen!
So anytime we asked you to put your hands together for God, we are asking you to tell Him that from now on I will cooperate with you.
Go ahead now and put your hands together with the Almighty
Then I have told you before, (All these are necessary because of the worship that is going to come up later)
Bible scholars says when the Bible said clap your hands oh ye people, what the original means is that put your enemies in-between your two palms and jam the palms together.
Jam the hands together; Crush the enemy by putting your hands together.
John 4 v 22-24 Jesus was speaking here to the woman of Samaria, and He said “Ye worship what ye no not what, we know what we worship for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour comet and now is when the true worshippers shall worship the father in Spirit and in Truth, for the father seeketh such to worship Him.”
God is a spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Now the greatest wonder of worship of God is that when we are not even sure that prayer will succeed, we know that worship will never fail.
This is because the most important ingredients to answered prayer is found in Isaiah 55v 6. It says seek the Lord while He may be found; call on Him while He is near.
In other words, there may be a time when you will seek for Him and He may not be found, there is a time you may call on Him and He may not be near.
Now the question is: since God is invincible, how do I know when He is near?
And when we talk about Him being near, how near is near?
In Proverbs 8 v17 God said I love those who love me, those who seek me early shall find me.
Ok , when is early?
Is it at midnight, is it 6am, is it 5am?
When is early, how early is early?
So we have a problem, even in prayer. How do we know whether He is hearing us or not because we don’t know whether He is near or far?
But the problem is solved for us by saying if you worship God in spirit and in truth, God Himself will seek you out.
It is not a question of me seeking Him now; it will be Him seeking me.
And if God is seeking me, there can be no mistakes, because believe it or not God knows your address.
If God wants to visit you, He doesn’t need anybody to point out to Him where you come from. He knows where you are born, He knows where you residing, He knows your present address.
When He was talking to somebody that He wanted to send to Saul, He said Saul of Tarsus; is in a particular house, at a particular time.
He knows where you are born; He knows your present address, He knows the street, the name of the street was called straight.
He said in the house of Simon, not just an ordinary Simon, a particular Simon.
God have been numbering houses before you are born, He knows your address, and I am praying for somebody here today that as great as this crowd is God will seek you out.
But that is where the beauty lies, For God to seek you out, God who is seated on his throne, for God to pay you a visit, he has to get up from His throne.
And Psalm 68 v1-3 says let God arise and His enemies be scattered. So when you worship God and He is coming to pay you a visit, He arises.
That is the greatest wonder of all! As soon as God arises, your enemies begin to scatter.
In Judges 15 v 14-15 the Bible tells us the story of how Samson dealt with the Philistines and they became angry and decided to lay a siege on the children of Israel, the children of Israel asked them why are you here?
And they replied we want Samson. They said don’t worry we will hand him over to you. And three thousand men went to the rock Etam to go and bind Samson, he said “well just make sure you are not going to kill me because if you attempt that whether we are relatives or not, it is not going to matter”.
They said no, we will only bind you and hand you over to the enemy.
By the time they were binding him, God said nothing, they brought him down him from the mountain, God remained silent.
And then they handed Him over to the enemy and the enemy began to rejoice, then God arose.
Every one of you here tonight, and those of you listening to me all over the world, God will arise for you tonight.
And as soon as God arose, the enemies of Samson scattered, those who are slow in scattering got killed; just One thousand of them.
It doesn’t matter how many enemies followed you into the month of June,
In the name that is above every other name, by the time rises tomorrow they shall be no more.
So what is your enemy tonight? Because when we talk about enemies many at times, people are thinking about mother in law, father in law, daughter in law, not necessarily so.
Your enemy could be sickness, so if your enemy is sickness, that pain, that ache which is not allowing you to enjoy the abundant life that God has for you, if that is your enemy, all you need to get rid of it is to worship God.
Mark 1 v 40-45 the Leper worship God, he was incurable until he worshipped God.
The beauty about the story of that leper, is that when he was going down on his knees; he was a leper. But the time he finished worshipping and he got up, he was whole.
Tonight as you worship the Almighty God before the worship is over, you shall be whole in Jesus name.
My advice however is that after you have been made whole, keep worshipping God; so that the sickness may never return.
I have told you the story of a man who was carried to the headquarters years ago, completely stiff, his hands stiff like iron, his legs like iron.
He couldn’t bend his hands by any means; he couldn’t bend down by any means. He came like that, we ask him if he will give his life to Jesus he did, we prayed a simple prayer, immediately everything became normally; he was able to kneel, he was able to raise his hands, he was able to clap, he was able to do everything he wasn’t able to do before.
For two weeks he was always ready at the service, singing and praising God and after some time we couldn’t find him again.
And so we did a follow up.
And he said “what is the problem? If you go to the hospital and you get well won’t you come home?”
“Is it your church that healed me? I came to your church and I got healed, thank you very much that is all”.
He got his healing but he lost it because some month later I saw him as I was driving from the university of Lagos I saw him; this time not only were the hands back the way there were, not only were the legs back the way they were, the mouth is now open and won’t close.
The healing that God will give you tonight shall be permanent in Jesus name.
What if your enemy is not sickness suppose it is bondage.
And you know that forces of darkness are holding you captive, like one of the brother before me who spoke, the mad man of Gardereans fell on his knees, before the demon could take over his tongue he was already on his knees worshipping God.
By the time he was on his feet all the demons were gone.
When you find yourself in bondage, worship God.
You don’t have to attend a deliverance service if you know how to worship God.
You cannot be a good worshipper of God and demons will stay with you, it is not possible.
I have told you before that you don’t find me in any of our meetings beginning the service the way some people will do, saying we are about to start this service now devil we bind you etc, you don’t hear me say that, why?
Because I have seen people binding the devil in the morning service and then they bind him in the evening service which means he got loose between morning service and evening service.
Now if he is that slippery how do I know that five minutes after I bind him, he won’t be loose?
But I have found a better way of dealing with the devil; he doesn’t stay where people are praising God.
Because God happens to be his number one enemy and nobody likes to stay where they are praising their enemy.
That is why I start my own service by asking you to praise God.
May I hear someone shout another halleluiah!
If your enemy is bondage, worship Him, and after He has set you free, keep on worshipping Him.
You can see me hammering on what He will do after.
Because tonight as we worship God, God will do marvelous thing in our lives, and I want your healing to be permanent, I want your deliverance to be permanent.
Again I have told you the story of a man who swallowed a charm to make money.
They gave him seven years; seven years.
He will be ridiculously rich but after seven years you will die.
He said no problem.
Seven years of enjoyment is better than a life time of suffering.
So he swallowed the charm.
But the money didn’t come and what he swallowed began to bite him inside. A few days for seven years to conclude, he ran into the church.
We asked him to give his life to Jesus he did, we prayed a simple prayer and he vomited the thing, right there at the headquarters.
And of course for some time he was coming and he was praising God. After some time we didn’t see him again.
And we did a follow up.
And he said thank you very much they told me that I swallowed the first one wrongly.
If you don’t continue in the worship of God after deliverance the demons will come back and this time they won’t come back alone, they will come with their friends.
I am praying that your deliverance will permanent in Jesus name.
So he swallowed it correctly this second time and money began to follow like a river.
When it was almost seven years now, he had a brain wave; after all, all this demons are in Africa so if I run to Britain the weather there is cold so they won’t be able to handle that.
So he jumped into a plane on his way to London, He died on the plane.
The devil will always come for his own pay.
Thank God I belong to Jesus Christ.
If you need mental or material breakthrough, worship God.
In 2 Chronicle 1 v 6-15 the Bible tells us that Solomon worshipped God by offering a thousand burnt offering to God.
It was an act of worship, the kind that the people around him had never seen before.
That night God paid him a visit and told him anything you want ask.
And the boy said, I want wisdom because he was so dull and he knew he was dull.
Give me wisdom; give me knowledge so that I can serve you the way I ought to.
The Bible says God gave him wisdom and gave him in addition, that before him there was no one like him and after him there have never been another one.
When you want wisdom this time I’m not only talking to student, I’m talking to all of us, wisdom is the principal thing.
Business men needs wisdom, academicians needs wisdom. Even in handling your marital affairs you need wisdom, and if you need wisdom, worship God.
He will give you wisdom and when you worship Him in Spirit and in truth and your way that may seems to be securely blocked by the enemy will be forced open.
Occasionally as you go through life you find that when you turn to the right it seems to be blocked, you turn to the left it seems to be blocked, front is blocked, it becomes difficult to go back and you don’t even know what to do anymore; worship God!
Like somebody mentioned earlier on the children of Israel were securely blocked by the wall of Jericho but when they worshipped God, the wall came down flat.
You know among Pentecostal there is praise, they call it “shout down your wall!”
In other word if you have a wall blocking your way, shout so loudly that the wall will fall; now it may sound funny but if that shout is not just hoooo! But if it is halleluiah, it will work.
Is anybody faced with a blockage to your way tonight; let me hear you shout that blockage down.
I told you that all I want to do is to briefly prepare the ground to worship God; we want to do something we haven’t done for a long time.
Daddy says “son, do you believe that I am Unchangeable?” And of cause the answer is “yes Lord”. He said “son do you believe that what I have done before, I can do it again?” I said “yes Lord”. So He asked me to tell you that the God of Joshua is still here today. And the way you shouted casually wasn’t the way He was expecting you to. Is anybody here having an obstacle? Get on your feet and shout a big halleluiah to the Almighty God. I can assure you that it may sound childish but you will testify.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said I will lengthen your life so that you can praise me more.
Daddy says it is written that the first shall become last, but the last shall become first. He asked me to tell you that the last shall become first shall be your portion.
Whenever you worship God, He responds mightily. Any time you worship God He responds mightily.
Let me give you an example, Davis said in Psalm 118 v1 he said my heart is fixed within me, I will praise the Lord, the Almighty God responded in Psalm 23 v 5 David now said thou prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
If you will decide to worship God without changing, whatever may be happening He will prepare a table before you in the presence of your enemies.
Do you know what that means? Irrespective of what your enemies may try, God will bless you.
David said in Psalm 34 v 1 He said I will bless the Lord at all time, His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
You know what God said? “David, since you are going to bless me at all time. Since my praise shall continually be in your mouth, surely goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life.”
You make up your mind that you are going to worship Him, He will respond mightily!
I expect that fire will fall tonight, so it doesn’t matter what the enemy may do, this is your night because you are going to worship God like you have never done before and He will respond like He has never done before.
I told those who were with me in Israel… I said there are two categories of worshippers, there are those who worship God, those who praise Him, after something has happened, after miracle, I called them baby worshipper.
There are those who worship God before their miracles come, they are the adult worshipper, people who will worship God, when the wall is still standing, people who will worship God even when the sickness is still there, people who will worship God when it looks as if they may never have a child.
Because it is the adult worshippers, who worshipped God before the miracle, that always get more than they asked for.
And tonight, just as David said
Thou anoint my head with oil, my cup runneth over.
The cup of someone will run over in Jesus name, if you are the one let me hear you shout halleluiah!
Now before we move into the session of worship, I need to let you know that according to the word of God when a sinner tries to bring a sacrifice to Him, He doesn’t receive it, the word of God says a sacrifice of a sinner is an abomination to God.
So if you are not yet born again, when it gets to the stage where everybody is worshipping God don’t join us, but if you will make up your mind that you will give your life to Jesus Christ right now, He will save your soul and then you will become one of those who qualifies to worship the Almighty God.
Because the real meaning of surrendering your life to Jesus is to say from now, you are the One I want to worship.
I won’t worship the devil anymore, I won’t worship the flesh anymore, I won’t worship money anymore, I won’t worship sin anymore.
If you want to surrender your life to Jesus Christ I want you to begin to come now ….
And as you come begin to talk to God, ask Him to have mercy on you, ask Him to save your soul. Promise Him that you are surrendering to Him tonight.
And the rest of us please stretch your hands towards these people and ask the Almighty to have mercy on them and save their souls. Ask that the Almighty God will forgive them of their sins.
…In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Father I want to thank you for all these your children who have come forward tonight to surrender their lives to you; you are the One who promised oh Lord that whosoever will come unto you, you will not cast out, they have come to you now, Father receive them in Jesus name, have mercy on them in Jesus name.
Let your blood wash away their sins tonight in Jesus name, save their souls and write their names in the book of life in Jesus name.
Father from now on, as they worship you and call on you, please answer them by fire in Jesus name. Don’t let them go back into the world and let them serve you forever, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Now I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward, I want to promise you that from now on anytime I am praying I will remember you in my prayers and very soon you will be receiving miracles, even miracles you didn’t ask for, so I am going to need your names, your address and your prayer request www.rccg.org
I want you to pay attention, I want to tell you one story before we do what we are about to do tonight, some of you have heard the story before.
We were in Abuja for the first Holy Ghost Service; we wanted to start a church so we decided to have an Holy Ghost Service.
We were going to be there for three days I was in the hotel where they lodge me and I was praying with all my heart; Almighty God save soul, heal the sick, set the captives free, you know the normal prayer a good pastor should pray.
When all of a sudden God spoke to me and said “son shut up” and like I used to say I was happy when He says shut up because at least it means He is listening.
He said all that I have done for you when have you thank Me for it? Do this, do that, am I your servant?
I said am very sorry Lord.
He said for the next three days all I want you to do is worship Me, don’t ask Me for anything just worship Me.
Am telling you it was very difficult; I will sing, I will dance, I will worship Him for a while the mind will go to something I need.
Then I will say do this, He will say go back to worship. I did it for three days, towards the end of the three days, He said to me “son, because of what you have done, go home, select elders who will go and cement the foundation of the church, He said because all you have seen thus far is addition but now you about to experience multiplication.
I won’t tell you how many church we have in the great Abuja but I can tell you this; one minister of Abuja pulled down forty six of our churches in two weeks and it didn’t bother us at all. That will tell you the meaning of multiplication.
Tonight you are not going to ask God for anything, all you are going to do is to praise Him, for the next thirty minute or more if the Holy Spirit says we should continue you will just Worship God.
If you want to sing, sing, if you want to dance, dance if you want to clap, clap. Just worship Him your own way. If you want to knee, knee down, if you want to lie, lie down. Just begin to worship Him for the next thirty minutes….
In Jesus name we have worship.
Blessed be your name 2ce
Oh Lord! Halleluiah
Mighty is your name 2ce
Oh Lord! Halleluiah
Holy is your name 2ce
Oh Lord! Halleluiah
Jesus is your name 2ce
Oh Lord! Halleluiah
Almighty God, King of kings, Lord of lords, I Am that I Am, Ancient of days, the Glorious One, the Powerful One, the Mighty One, the Loving One, the Faithful One, glory be to your Holy name.
My father and my God because your children have worshipped you tonight, arise for them.
Arise oh Lord; let your enemies be scattered 4ce
Arise, oh Lord! Arise.
Arise oh Lord; let your enemies be scattered 4ce
Arise, oh Lord! Arise.
Lord of host arise for your children tonight, if their enemies be sickness drive it away in Jesus name, if their enemies be bondage, drive it away in Jesus name. If their enemies be demons scatter them in Jesus name, if their enemies be poverty destroy it in Jesus name, if their enemy be barrenness, remove it tonight in Jesus name, if their enemies be sorrow remove it tonight in Jesus name.
Because your children have worshipped you Oh Lord arise for them, give them something to sing about.
They have worshipped you Lord, every wall of Jericho in their way bring it down tonight. Thank you my father, glory be to your name.
In Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.
Let me hear somebody shout a big halleluiah!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
THE WONDERS OF DIVINE BLESSINGS
5th of July, 2013
Let’s lift our hands to the Almighty God and let’s bless Him for bringing us back to the second half of the year, let’s give Him glory, give Him honor, let’s give Him adoration. For all the blessings of the first half of the year and now He has moved us into the second half of the year, give Him glory, give Him honor, He is worthy to be praised, bless Him only the living can praise God.…in Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.
Lift your voice to Him and say Father, let the second half of this year be more glorious for me than the first half, let it be more successful, more miraculous….in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Join your hands with your neighbor and say Father let this month be full of blessings for all of us… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
You are worthy to be praised 2ce
My redeemer, you are worthy to be praised.
You are worthy to be praised 2ce
My redeemer, you are worthy to be praised.
You are worthy to be praised, King of kings Lord of lords, God of wonders, God of signs, God of truth, you are worthy to be praised, accept our worship in Jesus name.
Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the holy one of Israel, the Rock of ages, the Unchangeable changer you are worthy to be praised, accept our worship in Jesus name.
Thank you for January, thank you for February, thank you for March, thank you for April, thank you for May, thank you for June Lord thank you for July.. Accept our worship in Jesus name.
Lord we are asking that this month all your children: those who are here those who are listening by Radio, those who are listening by the Internet, let all of us have a taste of the wonder of your blessings.
Bless us beyond measure and let your name be glorified. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Let somebody shout halleluiah!
PRAYER FOR THOSE BORN IN THE MONTH OF JULY
Father Almighty we want to commit into your children born in the month of July, the seventh month the month of perfection, let every areas of their lives Father, let everything be perfect, give them perfect joy, perfect success, perfect anointing, perfect breakthroughs, perfect testimonies, perfect glory, perfect honor and everything that is divine release unto them perfectly and let them serve you perfectly also.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
By the special grace of God if the Lord tarries next month will be our convention and so there will be no Holy Ghost service on the first Friday of the month but the Holy Ghost night will come during the convention which is the second Friday of August.
Now the convention this year is going to be very peculiar and the reason is not everybody is invited.
Am sure that will surprise you, you see if Jesus changes your circumstances and does not change you, very soon the circumstances will go bad again.
If you are healed but you are not transformed by God, sooner or later you will still die. I mean Lazarus was raised from the dead, where is he now? Dead a long time ago!
The convention for this year alone is for those who are hungry for divine transformation, those who want to be changed in out.
The convention this year is not for jokers, it is only for those who are hungry for God who are thirsty for righteousness, who are desperately in need of God, who want to know God, who wants to be like Jesus Christ, if you don’t satisfy this condition please don’t come.
There won’t be enough space anyway, so if you are not coming for serious business with God, please stay at home.
Because from day number one it is going to be heavy stuff. There is not going to be any lecture that will be child play, everything during this year convention is going to be heavy stuff.
You see there are three kinds of Christians; baby Christians who drink milk, adult Christians who eat meat, and then there are those I call the bone crackers, those who crack bones so they can get the marrows.
The convention of this year is going to be for bone crackers, so if you are not ready for serious businesses I beg you in the name of Jesus, please stay at home.
The convention this year is not for jokers; if you are not serious, If you don’t want to come and seek God so that you can be transformed inside out. Please don’t bother to come.
If I don’t come on the first few days when there will be heavy teaching, cant I come on Friday of the holy Ghost service; that will be the heaviest day of all, because this year we want to talk about JESUS.
We don’t want to talk about Father Christmas, we want to talk about Jesus, we want to talk about the unchangeable changer, we want to talk about the one who is the same today, yesterday and forever, we don’t want to talk about the modern Jesus, we want to talk about the old time Jesus.
If you are not ready for old time religion please don’t come. You have been warned! This year’s convention will be very, very peculiar, by the time we finished if the Lord hasn’t come, the few of you who comes will say this is the greatest convention we have ever had.
How many of you will still come in spite of what I said? Are you sure? To be forward is to be for armed.28V38
Tonight we want to talk about the wonders of DIVINE BLESSING.
Genesis 12 v 1-3 now the Lord has said to Abraham get thee out thy country and from thy kindred and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee, and I will make thee of great nation, and I will bless thee, and make the name great, and thou shall be a blessing and I will bless them that bless thee, I shall curse they that curse thee and in thee shall all family of the earth be blessed.
That passage alone tells you that when a man is blessed, his friends are also blessed, he said I will bless them that blessed thee and his enemies are in trouble because he said I will curse him that curseth thee.
When a man is truly blessed, even his children are blessed, He said through thy seed shall all the earth be blessed,
I pray for somebody here today may the Almighty God bless you, may your children be blessed, may your friends be blessed. May your enemies repent! Otherwise they will be in trouble.
Genesis 24 v 34-35 someone was speaking here and he said I am Abraham’s servant and the Lord has blessed my master greatly and he has become great and he has given him flocks and herds and silver and gold and men servants and maid servant and Carmel and ashes.
May it be said of you very soon, that God has blessed you greatly!
What do we mean when we say blessing?
The speaker before me has given a very beautiful academic definitions, but I will want to just put it in the language of a market woman and say there are two basic definitions of blessing.
when all needs are met and then something extra comes on top of it. Psalm 23 v5 David said thou prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies, thou anoint my head with oil, my cup runs over.
When the cup is running over, we are talking about blessing. If you already had enough and now you have something extra.
For example, to be well is good, to be healthy is wonderful, but health is a necessity.
Blessings come when instead of just being healthy, healing virtues begin to flow out of you, when you are so healthy that you lay hands on anybody and they recovered, then you are blessed.
And am praying for everyone here today, from tonight henceforth any one you touch will receive a blessing.
But the spiritual definition of a blessing is a summon to forces; all forces on earth, in heaven, underneath the earth to come to the aid of someone, so that the fellow will succeed and excel.
Am going to read to you a passage from the scripture which the preacher before spent so much time on because it is very essential. Genesis 27v 27-29 it is the blessing of Isaac on Jacob.
And he came near and he kissed him, and he smells the smell of his raiment and he blessed him saying see: the smell of my son, is like the field which the Lord Has blessed. Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine, let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee. Be Lord over thy brethren and let your mother son bow down to thee, cursed be anyone that curses thee and blessed be anyone who blesses you.
That is a classical example of what a blessing is; a summon to all the forces in heaven, all the forces on earth and all the forces underneath the earth to come and assist somebody so that that fellow will succeed and excel.
Here Isaac said God give thee of the dew of heaven; that is help from heaven and when God gives you dew from heaven according to Zachariah 8 v 12 then the seed you plant shall prosper, your vine will be fruitful and the ground will give the increase.
And then he went further and say not only is heaven to help you, he said also of the fatness of the earth. Psalm 36 v 38 says when that happens you will get abundant satisfaction. Not just satisfied, but satisfied abundantly.
Then he moved on to say ‘let people serve thee”.
And when you see Genesis 26 v 12 – 14 the Bible tells us that Isaac had stores of servants. He has servant so many that he was practically keeping them in stores.
Do you know that Esau who came after his brother left and got just the remnant of the blessings from his father ended up with four hundred servants?
Remnant blessing; Four hundred servants!
Am prophesying to someone here today, very very soon the number of people you are feeding will exceed four hundred.
What happens when a man is blessed?
heaven will assist him. Deuteronomy 28v12 says when you are blessed, then you will get rain in season to bless the work of your hands.
If you ask any farmer he will tell you the greatest thing a farmer pray for is that the rain will fall when due. If it falls too soon, it will destroy the crop. If it fails to fall at the right time the crop will not mature. Rain in season!
I pray for you that from today onward you will enjoy rain in season.
When a man is blessed, even the sun and the moon will corporate with him Joshua10 v 12- 14 Joshua was fighting and the sun was about to set, he lifted up his eyes to heaven and said sun stay where you are, moon stay where you are until I finished my assignment.
The sun corporate, the moon corporate because Joshua was a blessed man.
2 kings 20 v 1 -11 Ezekiel was sick, God said he was going to die, he cried to God and said I don’t want to go yet, God said ‘alright I will prolong your life, I give you additional fifteen years’ and he asked the man of God, ‘will you give me a sign?’ The man of God said what sign do you want? He said “I want the sun to go back; tell the sun to retrace its step”. When you are blessed even the sun will corporate with you.
I can give you several examples when we say the sun and the moon will corporate with you it has a deeper meaning; it means season will corporate with you.
I give you an illustration or two and I have evidence and witnesses here.
Some years ago when we were starting bible study fellowship at University of Ibadan (UI), we were only five when we start in the house of Professor Aboaba.
The Bible study grew, more and more professors joined us so the sitting room couldn’t contain us, so we moved to the backyard.
One day as were settling down for Bible study, rain came and you know professors, they wanted to run away.
And I lifted my hands and I said rain you can’t fall now. Rain fell everywhere in UI, except the compound of Professor Aboaba, if you don’t belief me ask him he will tell you.
I give you another example; we went to Abeokuta to hold a crusade, in front of the palace. Just as I gave the altar call and people where begin to troop forward. Rain came and the people who were surging forward suddenly began to move back.
So I said rain, stay where you are you can’t fall now, and rain rolled like carpet away from where we were holding the meeting. I think that happened on Saturday.
The program was for three days, on Monday when we finished and as I was about to close the meeting, Pastor Abatan came to me and said sir, you are going, will you please release the rain?
I mentioned names so that you can check these are true stories. I said rain will fall after we leave, we tidy up and we did everything. Less than 30 minutes after we left town, rain came.
Beginning from today even the sun and the moon will corporate with you.
Maybe I should tell you one or two more; Some years ago, I was invited to a very important meeting in a place called Denver Colorado in United State and the meeting was going to take place in January and those who knows America knows that Denver can be very , very cold in January.
It was in the middle of winter, I said daddy should I go? He said go. I said what are we going to do about winter? He said don’t worry about that.
I was there for three days; they are hearing me now from all over the world so you can be sure those who were there then will remember. During the three days I was there people where wearing t-shirt because summer came.
I left the place at 5pm, before 6pm, 12 ½ centimeter of snow filled the place.
Some of you have heard the story before; years ago when the only auditorium we had here was the first auditorium beside the road.
I wanted to pray in the night, the whole of this place was jungle and some people came to pray in the auditorium and they were so loud, I wasn’t getting sufficient silence for my meditation.
So I took my touch light and I was walking along the bush path, I went deeper and deeper into the jungle so I can focus on God.
Now it was one of this modern touch light with rechargeable batteries, when I switch it on when I was leaving home the light was bright, after I had gone far into the jungle, very close to the river there, suddenly I pressed the touch light because I heard a sound and the light went out.
Ah! How do I get black?
It was pitched black. Darkness! How do I move through the jungle back to where there was some little light, the light then wasn’t much!
Then I remembered that when I was young, our teacher told us that if you suddenly find yourself in darkness, if you close your eyes, by the time you open your eyes, the darkness won’t be so dark anymore.
So I closed my eyes by the time I opened my eyes, there was bright moon light, all over the place.
And I walked all the way back to where there was light and then I remembered there was no moon light when I was going, how come? And I looked up and there was no moon.
When you are blessed, the sun, the moon, the rain will corporate with you.
And the prayer I am about to pray now, is for my children only. Forgive me! All those who call me daddy, even as God has blessed me so shall He bless you.
Do you know in Matthew 2 v 1-11 it was a star that guided the wise men to where Jesus was.
When you are blessed the heaven begins to help. When we say the heavens begin to help that also includes those beings that live in heaven; Angels.
In 1King 19 v 4-8, it was an Angel that brought food to Elijah. Two times; when he was discourage, when he was feeling that he should die, God sent an angel to bring him food.
In Daniel 6 v 19 -22 it was an Angel that came and stopped the mouth of lions so that they couldn’t touch Daniel.
In Act 12 v 5-11 it was an angel that came and set Peter free in prison, the night before he was to be killed.
In 2Kings 19 v 32 -37 it was a single angel from the Lord that fought against Sennacherib and destroy one hundred and eighty thousand soldiers in one night, why?
Because King Hezekiah was blessed.
In Matthew 2 v 13-15 it was an angel that warned Joseph in a dream that Herod was about to kill his beloved son.
Now when we talk about angels, when you see some drawing of angel, you will see them drawing small babies with wings, those are not angels, maybe those are demons I don’t know.
Let me tell you the truth I have seen angels several times and I am telling you, they are huge, every angel that I have ever seen, they are so big that every time you see an angel, the first thing he will tell you is fear not.
You know why? Because you will be frightened! They are big!
One sister wrote about a time when they were in an airplane, a 747 and everything was turbulent and it appeared as if they were about to crash and as she cried to God, she looked out of the window, she saw an angel smiling at her, carrying the plane in the palm of his hand.
I prophecy to someone here today, the angel that will take care of all your enemies will pay you a visit tonight in Jesus name.
But angel can transform into something you can handle and I give you an example; I’ll tell you a story that some of you have heard before.
When I was a little child, I can’t remember how old I was, I was probably be about 6 or 7years old, one of my elder sister got married and moved away to her husband’s farm.
So I asked when we met, where is your farm? And she described the place; when you get to this place you turn right; you get to that place you turn left.
And as a little child I just decided that I am going to visit my sister in the farm, I didn’t know far is not very far, so I began to go.
I took this place, I turned left that place, suddenly I didn’t even know where I was anymore, I didn’t know how to get back home, I didn’t know how to get back to her farm, I was lost!
In my own little childish way I looked up to heaven and said God help me, by the time I looked down I saw this little white dog, I don’t know how it appeared.
But I saw this little white dog and it was wagging his tail and looking at me as if I am a friend, and since I didn’t know where I was going anyway, so I followed the dog, maybe the dog will lead me to somewhere where people will help me and the dog led me to the farm of my sister.
When I got there and my sister saw me, she said
How did you come here?
Who brought you here?
I said ‘that little white dog’,
She said there is no dog on this farm.
We came out, looked outside the hut and there was no dog.
I believed very firmly that God sent an angel to rescue me so I can stand before you to preach to you tonight.
I pray for somebody here tonight that the Almighty God will send help to somebody here tonight.
When a man is blessed, forces on earth will assist.
Number two, forces on earth will assist.
The Lord said there is someone here this night; He said your day of affliction will end this month.
Do you know God can use birds to help you? Psalm 105 v 40 said the children of Israel asked Him and God brought quails. The children of Israel said they wanted meat, and the Bible says, the quail came and by the time they arrived, they were just picking them up as much as they wanted.
In 1King 17 v 2-6 God sent ravens to bring food to Elijah twice a day. They didn’t miss their way.
Fish, God can use fish to bless you, we know the story of Jonah very well, Jonah 1 v 15-17 the Bible tells us that when Jonah was thrown into the sea, it was a big fish that swallowed him, when God finished with him over there, it was the same fish that went to vomited him on dry ground Jonah 2 v 10.
In Matthew 17 v24-27 when Peter wanted to pay tax, the Lord asked him to go and catch a fish, open its mouth you will find a coin there, a fish brought money to Peter.
You know I have always tell you, there is a fish beside you, and the money you need is in his mouth, it is waiting to be caught and you know what that means.
I am talking of somebody waiting to be saved, someone that you go out and fished for is soul, when you win him, everything you can ever need is already there in his hands.
In Luke 5 v 1-7 somebody was telling the story of Peter who fished all night and caught nothing, then suddenly he threw his net and caught so much fish that his boat and that of his friend began to sink.
And he said what happened was that as he was throwing the net all the fish was just jumping in, why?
Because Peter was a blessed man.
I pray for somebody here tonight; every help that you need on earth, will you receive it tonight in the name of Jesus.
He said let the heavens help you by sending dews, let the earth help you, forces on earth and he included that by saying let men serve you.
You know when you are blessed human beings will become vessel of honor in God’s hands bringing blessings to you.
You know I read that passage to you where he said that I am Abraham servant and God has blessed my master greatly.
You want to know where that blessing comes from. Check Genesis 12 v 14-15 all the blessing that Abraham suddenly had came from Pharaoh.
You know the Bible says the wealth of the wicked is laid up for the just.
I can guarantee you that before the end of the year, there will be wealth transfer.
When the Bible says in Genesis 30 v 27-43, the Bible tells us that Jacob increased exceedingly, where did he get the blessings from?
It was transferred from Laban, In fact when you read Genesis 31 v 1, the children of Laban said this man came and took over the wealth of our father.
Let men help you! When you are blessed, blessing will begin to flow in from people, those you know and those you don’t know.
I was studying the Bible, then I say wait a minute they said Solomon became stinkingly rich.
Where did he get this money from?
And then I saw 2Chronicles 9 v 13-14 the money came from all the kings of Arabia and all the governors of the land, they were all joyfully bringing all their wealth to him.
Then I saw another example in 2Chronicle 20 v 1-25 it tells you the story of Jehoshaphat which you know very well, Jehoshaphat love the Lord, he was a worshipper of God, but he was poor.
So God decided let’s bless this boy. And so He inspired three kings to rise up against him and he told them go and take over Jehoshaphat’s land.
He has no army. It would be a work over. So they were going to war, but they came to war loaded with money, loaded with silver, loaded with gold.
They were wearing golden earrings, they were wearing bangles because there is not going to be any real fight anyway; let’s just go and have fun.
And the Almighty God moves, as soon as these Kings got close to Jehospaht, they killed themselves, and the Bibles said when Jehoshaphat came to carry the wealth. It took three days to carry the spoil.
All the wealth of your enemy shall come back to you very soon.
Forces in Heaven will help the one who is blessed, forces on earth will help the one who is blessed, and this may be difficult for you to handle but even forces under the earth, forces that you will call demonic forces they will come and help the one who is blessed.
I know that is difficult for you to swallow, but I will show you from the Bible. For example, when you read 1Samuel 16 v 15-23 what happened here?
David has been anointed king, he was to be king over isreal but he was a shepherd boy, he didn’t know how they behave in the royal house, he didn’t know what happens in the palace and God wanted to train him under the king that he was going to replace.
How did God do it?
You know the story; an evil spirit from the Lord came and began to trouble king Saul and the servant of king Saul went to him and said sir, an evil spirit is troubling you, you are mad!
You need somebody who can play very well so that you will be refreshed. And somebody answered and said I know somebody, I know a young boy called David the son of Jesse, he is very good at playing the harp, the king said go and bring him.
You know one day God sent me to one head of state in Africa several years ago. And I was trying to tell him how good God has been to him, that God used the British to give him scholarship to come to Britain to study.
After they trained him, he came back and rose up against the British and took his country away from the British.
God took this man into the palace of the man he was going to replace for training.
I am prophesy into someone here today, even your enemy will become a blessings to you very soon.
I can give you several examples, let me just tell you one; in my village, in my compound there was a woman; everybody knew her to be a witch and she didn’t hide it.
As a matter of fact she had killed one or two of her own children and so everybody was kind of afraid of her.
And in those days, am talking of 1950’s when we want to study at night, we eat Kola nut, how many of you know what am talking about?
If you know what am talking about you must be old. Many of us didn’t even know there was anything called coffee and if there was coffee, there was no money for coffee but kola nut was plenty and we kept on eating kola nut.
I love studying at night so I eat kola nut, and if you asked the elders they will tell you one f the eldest way to kill somebody is to give him a poison kola nut.
One day I was in my village, enjoying my kola nut when this woman, a notable witch called me and said “Enoch, stop eating kola nut!” when I told my mother, my mother said oh God! That is the one who says stop eating kola nut! I said even myself I have made up my mind, never again!
Even a witch can be a blessing!
All your enemies from today onward will become a blessing to you in Jesus name.
The Lord asked me to tell someone here tonight; He said because eagles fly alone; prepare to pay the price for your coming greatness.
I hope whoever concerned will understand.
So a single pronouncement of God bless you, can have tremendous implications.
Many people don’t know the value of God bless you.
I mean for example two nights ago, I was going around the camp praying and there was this young man and I could see that he was agitated; he probably had a lot of problems.
He saw that I was praying instead of leaving me alone, no he wouldn’t. He and said daddy pray for me, so in order for me to be able to continue with my prayers, I said God bless you.
I thought he will be so happy and go away rejoicing, he said amen, he said but I want you to pray for me.
I want to say to somebody here tonight; God bless you!
When God blesses you, you won’t lack anything again, because He owns all, the earth is the Lord and the fullness thereof.
Silver belong to Him, gold belongs to Him, the cattle upon a thousand hills belongs to Him.
The Bible says God has spoken ones twice have I heard that power belongs to God, so when God blesses you, you can live long.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said I will add more grease to your elbow.
Psalm 91v16 God said with long life will I satisfy him, when you are blessed you live long.
When you are blessed He can satisfy you with strength, He said they that wait upon thee shall renew their strength.
When you are blessed, he can satisfy you with wisdom, Daniel 2 v 20 -21.
When you are blessed, He can satisfy you with Joy, Psalm 16 v 11 says in His presence there is the fullness of joy.
When you are blessed He can satisfy you with Promotion. Psalm 75 v 6 – 7 Promotions comes from the Lord.
When you are blessed, He can satisfy you with victory without a fight, Deuteronomy 28 v 7.
You know many at times when you are blessed, It is after when the battle is over that you will know that some people were even fighting against you because God will fight for you.
I remembered our first convention on this camp ground; I was excited, we are holding convention on camp ground I didn’t know anything was happening but later on, I was to learn that there were four women, witches who held a meeting and decided that they will go and take over the camp before we arrived.
How did we discover?
We didn’t know anything, we just came, had a wonderful time and left, but within a week of the convention one of them came saying “we were four that came; we wanted to take over the convention.”
Of the four, one went mad, one died, one developed a hunch back, I can’t remember what happed to the forth one.
And I didn’t know anything!
I am prophesying for someone when the enemy come against you, they will only come to say we tried and we failed.
When you are blessed; it gives you wealth without sorrow because the Bible says the blessings of the Lord, it maketh rich and added no sorrows.
When you are blessed, then your anointing can overflow; like in Psalm 23 v 5, thou anointed my head with oil, my cup runeth over.
Now to me, one of the greatest wonders of divine blessing is that no man can tamper with God’s blessings upon your life.
They may criticize you, they may envy you, and I think I heard one of the men who spoke before me this evening saying ‘it is better to be envied than to be pitted’. I think that is a beautiful one, I said I will write it down.
Every one of you here tonight, very soon the world will envy you.
They can talk about you, I have told you before, people will talk about you. If you are a failure they will talk about you; they will say everyday you are carrying the Bible up and down, everyday you are calling the name of Jesus, where is the result?
If God prospers you mightily, they will talk about you; is he the only one serving God!
Now which of the two, do you preferred? The second or the first? It is better to be envied than to be pitied.
From tonight henceforth you will never be pited again.
Numbers 23 v 20 a prophet said I receive the commandment from God to bless.
He has blessed and I cannot reverse it. When God blesses you; no witch, no wizard, no herbalist, nobody can reverse the blessing.
Even the pastor who pronounces a blessing upon you cannot say I am taking it back.
So somebody is already blessed here tonight!
In Genesis 27 v 33 when Isaac discovered that he has blessed Jacob by mistake, he said to Esau, Esau, it’s a pity your brother came with subtlety and has stolen your blessing.
He said but let me tell you my son, I have blessed him and he shall be blessed.
Tell the fellow next to you, I am already blessed and there is nothing you can do about it
Recently, somebody said ”please sir I want to testify”
and they thought it will be for two minute and she took the microphone and testified for one hour, and the testimony were so big nobody could stop her.
The Lord said recently somebody testified for one hour, you will testify for two.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said not only will I make you great, I will establish your greatness forever.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said very soon, it will be said of you; his wealth can never be dimished.
I want to take one example and then I will round up, because tonight, I want you to really pray, this is a night when you really need to pray to God and He is going to answer you and pour His blessing on you.
Consider Joseph as a classical example of all I have been saying. In Genesis 37 v 5-11 in his dream, second dream; he saw the heavens already assisting him, he said I saw the sun, I saw the moon, I saw the eleven stars and they were all bowing down to me.
On earth his father loved him specially, Genesis 37 v 3 the Bible says his father loved him more than the other children and gave him a coat of many colors, even though he was still very young, help was already coming.
In Genesis 37 v 18-36 even his brothers helped; they saw him coming and they said here comes the dreamer, let’s kill him and see what will become of his dreams, then somebody said don’t let us kill him, let’s throw him into a well.
And then after sometime they said let’s sell him into slavery; they didn’t know they were helping him. They didn’t know it was in Egypt that his destiny was going to be fulfilled. The brothers helped him
Like somebody pointed out to me not too long ago; even the well helped him; the well was conveniently dry so that he won’t drown in a pull of water.
Men helped him! When he got to Egypt, Potiphar helped him Genesis 39 v 1-6 very, very soon, the slave boy became the head of the house of Potiphar and whether you believe it or not even the wife of Potiphar helped him. Genesis 39 v 7-20
It was because of the wife of Potiphar that Joseph got into the prison.
It was in the prison that he met the butler, if the wife of Potiphar had not lied against him; he would never have gotten to prison, if he didn’t get to prison the butler would not have met him, when Pharaoh had his dream, nobody would have introduce him to Pharaoh.
And then the famine helped him; because it was the famine that finally brought his family to Egypt for his brothers to come and bow before him.
I want to prophesy to you today, people you know and people you don’t know will be used of God to bless you, those who like you, those who hate you, those who appreciate you and those who criticize you, God will use all of them to help you.
But there is something I need to point out to you; Divine blessings as wonderful as they are, are usually conditional.
It’s like somebody said nothing good goes for nothing. Genesis 27 v 1-4 Isaac said to Esau; my boy, he said’’ am here daddy, ‘do you want my blessings?’
He said then take your bow and arrow go and look for an animal in the bush, kill the animal, bring it back home and make me that kind of meal that I love to enjoy then I can release my blessing upon you.
Nothing goes for nothing!
I know some of you will say but you have been blessing us already tonight, oh yes, I have been doing it on credit, knowing that sooner or later you are going to pay for it.
I have always told you that when your brother says God bless you, your brother is merely greeting you.
For blessings to come, It has to come from somebody who have spiritual authority over you.
Your husband can say to you, my wife, God bless you.
Am sure some wives will say that is not likely to happen because they know the kind of husband they have.
If your husband has never said God bless you, to you. Maybe you need to check yourself and change your ways.
If you give him what he likes, he will pronounce a blessing.
And when your husband says God bless you, you can be guarantee God will answer.
Unfortunately the wife hasn’t gotten that authority over the husband, because the husband is the head of the wife.
Your father can bless you and the blessing will be sanction by God your mother can bless you and the blessing will be sanctioned by God.
I have told you, I am where I am today by the grace of God and the prayer of my mother.
Your pastor can bless you, he has the spiritual authority to do so, and of course the General Overseer can bless you, he has the spiritual authority to do so.
That is why you are blessed in Jesus name.
But blessings are conditional, blessings are earned.
God said bring all the tithes into my house and I will replace every curse in your life with a blessing, he said give me your first fruit and I will bless you so much you won’t be able to contain it.
Blessings are conditionally.
Somebody came to me and said I want a double portion of your spirit, I said is that so?
How do think you are going to get it?
You have never ministered to me. Read your Bible; Elisha ministered unto Elijah, the Bible says he was pouring water on his hand.
That is why when the man was about to leave, he said now my boy what blessing do you want me to drop?
And I have told you the story before, I was at Heathrow long ago when we travel economy and they weigh your bag; if it is over weighed they charge you.
I didn’t have money to pay any excess luggage so I carried two carry-on.
In those days they never weigh those ones. And my load are always heavy because I always have plenty of books, books can weigh, so I will load my carry-on with books.
So I was carrying two carry-ons, heavy things; each one heavier than the luggage I checked in.
And I saw two of my boys, and the first one said good morning daddy, I said good morning.
The second one ran to me and said good morning daddy, let me help you carry your bags.
He took the bags and I say God bless you.
The first one turned to me and say daddy, you didn’t say God bless me too?
I said what for?
You said good morning, I said good morning.
You saw me carrying two bags you didn’t offer to help me with one.
And now you want a blessing?
The devil is a liar!
How many of you want to be blessed by God?
Are you really sure, will you be willing to pay the price?
May you be bless in Jesus name.
Let me conclude with this, I told you that when God blesses you nobody can tamper with the blessing.
No human being can tamper with the blessing. no demon, no witch, no wizard, if God says you are blessed, you are blessed. If they don’t like it that is their own headache.
And in the Name that is above every other names, all those who are criticizing you now will one day celebrate you.
The only one who can reverse a divine blessing is God Himself.
1samuel 2v 30 God said to Eli, I said indeed that you and your father’s house will stand before me forever, but how I say be it far from it, He said because those who honor, I will honor and those who despise me, I will lightly esteem.
Listen to me very well, this might be a little of the convention.
You know we go about shouting “forever Oh Lord, thy word is settled in heaven, it is settled.”
The word of God is settled, unless God decides to change it. Forever oh Lord they word is settled!
That is true, but our God is in the heavens He does as He pleases, He retains His Sovereignty.
He said I said indeed, “Eli, you and your father’s house you will be a family of priest, He said but now I say your children will be begging for food in the church house. He says I change my mind.
Look when Hezekiah was sick, God sent Isaiah, ‘go and tell him, put your house in order you are going to die’.
And he got to the king, oh King, thus say the Lord, you are a dead man.
The king said, Sir is there anything I can do? No, am a messenger he has spoken, forever oh Lord thy word is settle.
Hezekiah said that is alright, I know what to do. He says Almighty God you better pay attention; I have been serving you whole heartedly and if I die now, the numbers of those who are praising you on earth will be less by one, you better leave me here because you have plenty of angels over there praising You.
God said that is true, He told Isaiah I have changed my mind, go back and tell him, you are not dying anymore.
Who told you God can’t change His MIND?
Am talking to bone crackers now.
If God decides to bless you and you mess up, He can change a blessing to a curse.
Don’t forget am telling you; am talking about God am not talking about father Christmas, am not talking about a sugar daddy, am talking about the Almighty God, the unchangeable changer.
There are many of you here, God has sent to you again and again, words of Prophecy that you know, that you know, that you know this is directly from God to me.
Am sure many of you at times you even tremble when you see how God accurately pinpointed you.
The Lord still ask me to tell someone, He said there is a part of your body got damaged recently God says I should tell you, He will replace it.
Even in judgment He remembers mercy, the Lord says the enemy will soon replace you in the pit where they put you.
Some prophecies will come, you know God is speaking to you, at time you wonder how did the G.O knows.
NO! The G.O didn’t know, God told Him.
God knows everything!
You know this prophesy are yours, you grabbed and yet you wait and nothing seems to be happening, check yourself, because He says whosoever honors me, I will honor and those who despise me , I will lightly esteem.
If you claim to belong to belong to God and you are leaving in sin and you expect his promises to be fulfilled; who is deceiving who?
He is holy God, He is not a magician, that is why tonight, because we are going to spend one solid hour in prayer, because God is going to answer prayer tonight, this month is a turning point for many people.
Before we pray, if you want to give your life to Jesus you come and give your life.
Iam not going to beg you, but am talking specially to those of you who claim you are a child of God and you are behaving like a child of the devil.
If you want His blessing, you better return to Him tonight and call on Him for restoration.
You want His blessing to remain with you and you don’t want it to turn to a curse.
Say Lord, yes I was born again once, but have backslided, I want to come back to you.
So those who want to be born again and those who want to be restored come quickly now…..
As you come, ask Him to save your soul, ask Him to forgive you all your sins, ask Him to give you a brand new beginning.
Those of you who want restoration, I backslide, Lord am back to you, please Lord have mercy on me.
Restore me fully.
The rest of us, shall we please stretch our hands towards these people and pray for them, that the Almighty God will have mercy on them, that He will forgive them their sin today and give them a brand new beginning.
And that all backsliders who are coming to the Lord, the Lord will restore them fully.
… In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Father I want to thank you for your word this evening, thank you for this your children who has responded, please accept our thanks in Jesus name.
Father please remember your promise whosoever will come to you, you will in no wise cast out, they have some to you now, Father receive them in Jesus name, forgive them in Jesus name, save their souls tonight in Jesus name.
Let your blood wipe away all their sins in Jesus name, please write their names in the book of life in Jesus name, and all the backsliders who have decided to come back to you, restore fully in Jesus name, I pray that these your children will never go back to the world in Jesus name.
Father I pray that anytime they call on you, you will answer them by fire in Jesus name. Thank you Almighty God, in Jesus name I pray.
Now I want to promise you that by the special grace of God I will be praying for you, you will soon be receiving miracles.
So I am going to need your name, your address and your prayer request.
1. Praise Him for previous blessings; spend quality time to bless him for previous blessings. It is one thing to have food; it is another thing to have appetite to eat it.
2. Father, please command your blessings on my family tonight.
3. Father, please send help to me from heaven above.
4. Father, please send help to me from the four corners of the world.
5. Father, all those trying to tamper with your blessings in my life, frustrate them.
6. Father, bless me irreversibly.
7. Father, please empower me to obey you completely from now on and forever.
8. Father, turn me to a mighty blessing to the whole world.
9. Father, let my children be more blessed than I am.
10. Father, bless my neighbor, bless my nation, bless your church.
11. Personal request.
In Jesus mighty name we have pray.
The Lord will answer all your prayers, He will command His blessing upon your family, the Almighty God will send help to you from heaven, from the four corners of the world, God will send help to you.
Anyone trying to tamper with God’s blessings upon our life shall be frustrated.
God will bless you irreversibly, He will empower you to obey Him, He will turn you to a mighty blessing.
You will be a blessing to the whole world, your children will be more blessed than yourself, God will bless your nations, He will bless your church, He will bless your neighbors, He will bless your friends, He will bless you in the morning, He will bless you in the afternoon, He will bless you in the evening, He will bless you in the night time.
He will bless you physically, He will bless you materially, He will bless you spiritually and he will answer all your prayers.
So shall it be in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
If you receive that let me hear you shout halleluiah!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
9th of August, 2013
Let’s lift our hands to the Almighty God and give Him glory, let’s give Him honor, bless the King of kings, bless the Lord of lords, bless the Ancient of days, worship Him, there is no one like Him, give Him adoration, Bless the King of kings, bless the Ancient of days, He has a name above every other names, at the name of Jesus all kneel must bow.
Worship Him, give Him glory and honor tonight. Bless His holy name, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, magnify Him, praise Him… In Jesus mighty name we have worshiped.
I want you to pray just one prayer right now, lift your voice to Him and say Father, Lord Jesus, prove yourself in my life tonight…in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Jesus is the sweetest name I know,
He is always just the same, oh praise His holy name
That is the reason why I love Him so
Jesus is the sweetest name I know.
Jesus, blessed Jesus, I love your name
There is no other name I know 2ce
Jesus, blessed Jesus, I love your name
There is no other name I know.2ce
The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said you will come out of the den of the lions tonight.
The Lord said there is a woman here; that when the couple came forward with their set of twins, with tears in your eyes you said “God, how i wished that will be me”. The Lord says next year, it will be you.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight; you too had been sentenced to death, by enemies you can’t even see. The Lord asked me to tell you; I will change that sentence.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said everything concerning you had dried up, the Lord asked me to tell you a new spring will begin now.
Father, I just want to say thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you Almighty, thank you for all you have done since this convention began; thank you for salvation of souls, thank you for healings, thank you for deliverance, thank you for testimonies, thank you for joy. Please accept our thanks in Jesus name.
Tonight in the lives of all of us who are, and in the lives of all those who are watching and listening far away, whether by radio, television or internet tonight, prove yourself. Show that you are the Almighty, in all our lives, do something wonderful.
Before the sun raises tomorrow, every one of us young and old, male or female let us sing a new song. Thank you Father, glory be to your name.
Let someone shout halleluiah!
Shake hands with two or three people and say to them at last the night you have been waiting for has come.
Just before you seat down if you know the answer to this questions answer them very, very well,
Who is the Savior?
Who is the Healer?
Who is the Provider?
Who is the King of kings?
Who is the Lord of lords?
Who is the I am that I am?
Who is greater than the greatest?
Who is Higher than the highest?
Who is Older than the oldest?
Who is Wiser than the wisest?
Who is your Friend?
Who is your Provider?
Who is your Supporter?
Who is the Lord of host?
Who is the King of glory?
Shout that name JESUS!!!!
Thank you father!
PRAYER FOR AUGUST CHILDREN:
Those of you who are August Children, you can stand now I want to pray for you.
If you are born in the month of August, let me hear you shout halleluiah! Father i want to commit into your hands your children born in the month of august, the eight month of the year.
Because eight is the number of a new beginning, everyone of them give them a new beginning; a new beginning of joy, a new beginning of success, a new beginning of progress, a new beginning of anointing. A new begging of a closer work with God let it be well with them and let them serve you till the end, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.
Between last night and 6pm this evening, God gave us additional eighteen babies; nine boys and nine girls.
Let the boys shout praise the Lord and let the girls shout halleluiah! So right now the total number of children born during this convention stands at seventy two.
The girls are still leading; thirty five boys, thirty seven girls. Don’t worry boys we will catch up with them.
By the special grace of God, next month Holy Ghost service are for those who are believing God for the fruit of the womb and for those who think they are not as productive as they could be in their various endeavors.
The theme for the Holy Ghost service next month is “GOD WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH”. So next month Holy Ghost service is for fruitfulness.
I have permission from my Daddy to inform you about the Holy Ghost congress coming, from December 16-22 and the theme is “THE OVER FLOW”
Because September is a special one for those who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb, there will be no Shiloh Hour in December, but there will be Divine Encounter and Shiloh hour next Monday in this place.
Now if you look around you, you will see that not only are the road block by human beings; right left back of the auditorium, you will noticed that where there used to be field to my right, to my left and to my back, they are all covered by people.
Now that tells us one thing; we can no longer delay the construction of the new auditorium.
And the new auditorium cannot be a small one, because even if we have double this auditorium this night, it is already full. I want you to join your faith with mine for the new auditorium that will be three kilometers long and three kilometers wide.
How many of you believed that Jesus will do it? if you believe He will do it let me hear you shout halleluiah! You see because I want you to imagine, what could we have done tonight if it had rain? we would have had a crisis.
So we need a new auditorium urgently and by the grace of God it should be ready this time next year.
How many will join hands with me to build it, because it is going to be very soon, it is going to be more than four times the one we are in now, that is why number one I want to call on those of you who believed you are in the top ten, who by the grace of God can give one billion naira, such people should see my secretary tonight for a very special announcement.
And then there will be some of you who can say I wished I can give a billion but all I can afford is hundred million; such people should also see my secretary after the program tonight.
Then there will be those of us who can give twenty million, fifty million, ten million and five hundred thousand all the way to one hundred naira. I want you to have part in this coming auditorium.
The present one was built by God and God alone.
He wants to use all of us now to build the next one. So I want you to make a decision right now; what will be your contribution towards the new auditorium, I won’t ask you to begin to write on a piece of paper, all i want you to do is to decide within yourself what you want to give and whatever you decide to do, please do it urgently because by the next dry season the work should begin.
How many of you will God trust for this great assignment?
By the special grace of God i will see you in the new auditorium in next year’s convention.
But this time we have to go all out, this is not a small assignment. This is not the time you just give a little; you give the very best unto the Lord.
And am going to need your prayers that my faith will not shake, will you pray for me? Your own faith also will not be shaken in Jesus name.
2 Corinthians 5 v 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things have passed away behold all things have become new.
If there is any single word that symbolizes Jesus, it is the word CHANGE.
Which is why I want to appeal to those of you who are listening by the Internet or the television, if you don’t want a change in your life, switch off right now.
Because I am believing the Most High God that tonight you will encounter Jesus and when you encounter Jesus, there must be a change.
Everything about Jesus Christ spells change. From the moment He was born into this world; change, change, change.
Even the calendar changed; from the moment He came they began to talk about years before Christ and the years after Christ.
When He came by virgin birth, He changed all the rules concerning childbirth.
That is why menopause or no menopause means nothing to Him. That is why you could hear the testimony of a fifty six years old woman lifting up a brand new baby.
Because He says He can bring children out of stones. From the moment He came, walking on water, He changed everything about the law of gravity.
The law that says everything that goes up must come down has nothing to do with Jesus. You encounter Jesus, you go up, you will stay up.
The moment He came, you can boldly say I shall be above only and never beneath.
You encounter Jesus from the moment He came and he changed water into wine, it became clear that if you are linked to Him, you will never be ashamed.
Everything about Him spelt change.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He asked me to tell you, relax they will not succeed in disgracing you.
So if I say Jesus, you can clearly answer me and say change, if i say change, you can say Jesus, maybe we should try;
Let’s do it again, because as you are saying it, changes are beginning in your life.
Jesus never leaves a man the way He met Him. In John 5 v 2-9 He met a man who has been sick for thirty eight years, He changed everything; He put an end to his sickness, He put an end to his bondage, He put an end to his loneliness, He changed his level.
The one who used to sleep among sick people, when Jesus met him, He changed his level. I am going to call the name Jesus, and you are going to say NEW LEVEL;
I want you to understand one thing, am not joking here tonight, am sure by now you know am not a joker, you know that whatever am doing, am doing it under the direction of God and God has said, as I hear in my hears so will i do unto you.
So when i asked you to say something and you are saying it, you are saying it concerning yourself, so when i say Jesus; and you say new level, before next month you will testify.
So may I say
He met a man who was possessed by 6,000 demons, living in a tomb but Jesus will never leave you the way He met you.
I prophesy to someone here tonight, where ever you are tonight, that is the lowest you will ever be in your life.
He met this man thoroughly mad, living in a grave yard, by the time He left him, He was totally free. His destiny that was truncated has been restored. He was on a new level.
Now when I say Jesus next time, i want you to shout total freedom.
That is if you want it;
Next time I shout halleluiah! I want you to shout complete restoration,
The devil is in trouble tonight, can I hear somebody shout halleluiah!
In Luke 7 v 11-15 He met a woman a widow who had lost her only son and was going to bury the son, when Jesus met her, He changed everything the direction to the grave yard changed.
Sorrow became joy, tears became laughter.
And when I shout Jesus, be careful how you answer this time, when I shout Jesusi want you to respond New direction.
Next time when I shout Jesus; I want you to shout fullness of joy. That is for only some few people to shout this one.
Fullness of Joy.
In Mark 5 35v 43 Jesus came to Jarius’s house and they told Jarius, its already too late. Jesus say no when i come on the scene, too late becomes not too late.
I beg you tonight, next time i say Jesus loud and clear, I want you to say “my time has come”.
My time has come.
Put your hands together to the Almighty.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight, just trust me; I will reverse the irreversible for you.
The focus of Jesus is not your circumstances, His focus is on you. He can do anything, all power belong to Him.
In all these years that I have been working with Him, I have seen Him in action.
I have worked with Him now for more than forty years.
If anybody says there is something Jesus cannot do, I will say the fellow is a fool. He can cure the incurable, He can raise the dead, He can make the lame to walk; we saw one yesterday.
He can make dry bone rise again; we saw one yesterday. He can bring water to come out of the rock; you can see evidence all around you.
I have seen Him in action; I have seen people they say can never have a baby; giving birth to twins, triplet and four and five.
But as powerful as God is, there is something you can call spiritual insulator.
We all know how powerful an electricity can be, you touch a naked wire; you are dead! powerful.
But the moment we wrap a piece of rubber round it, a child can play with it.
The power is still inside but the rubber won’t let it come out.
God can do anything, but Isaiah 59 v 1-2 says sin is an insulator. It says the hand of the Lord is not shortened that He cannot save, His ear is not heavy that He cannot hear, He said but your iniquities have separated between you and your God.
That is why He came; to remove the insulator. He came to wash away sin; that the power of God might be able to penetrate.
He came to change the root; He knows if He can change you, everything else about you will change.
There was a witch, very powerful witch and the law of God says thou shall not suffer a witch to live. You find a witch, you kill the witch.
But Jesus came, and they brought the witch, He changed the witch Luke 8 v 1-3,
The name of the witch is Mary Magdalene. Instead of killing her, he changed her and she became a divine treasurer.
Lift your hand to the Almighty God, change me oh Lord!
You have been known as night crawler, we change your name to child of God. He will channel your accommodation, you who have been dwelling among sinners, you will begin to dwell among saints.
Let me tell you the truth; if you truly encounter Jesus, you will lose your old friends because they won’t understand you anymore, because you won’t talk like they talk anymore. You won’t drink what they drink any more, you won’t even dress the way they dressed anymore.
If you encounter Jesus, everything will so change… If you don’t leave your friends, your friends will leave you.
You know my testimony; before I was born again, I have many friends, some of them sailor. When they travel, when they are returning, they bring me all manners of drinks.
So all my friends when they want to drink, they come to visit. They say we can’t pass the house of the king without saying hello to the king. I didn’t know I was king of alcohol.
Then I became born again and when they come; I say what do you drink? I have Coke, I have Fanta, I have this and that.
They will say to me “you know what we drink; scotch on the rock, five fingers”.
Sorry, i don’t serve that anymore. I lost all my old friends, but look at what God has given me in replacement, look to your right, and look to your left.
If you encounter Jesus, he will bring about change.
If you say you have encounter Jesus and there are no changes, it is a pastor you encountered or maybe an evangelist, not Jesus.
When you encounter Jesus, He will change you from a civilian to a soldier.
The Bible says in 2Timothy 2 v 3-4 He says He has chosen you to be soldier.
If you really encounter Jesus; you will no longer be running from forces of darkness, because if you encounter Him, He said in his word, these sign shall follow them that believe, in my name they will cast out demons.
You will be the one driving them out; they won’t be one frightening you.
You haven’t encounter Jesus, if you say you afraid of witches and wizard and herbalist. If you encounter Him, you will become a warrior with the backing of the Lord of Hosts.
I have told you the story before; some of my children went to hold crusade, somewhere in this country and as they were getting ready, the masquerade in the city came out to disturb them; canning people, beating their drums loudly.
One small girl said I know what my daddy thought me, she moved aside; because it is known that if masquerade comes out and the drums that they are beating after him should break, that masquerade will not come out next year, he will be dead.
This little girl moved aside and said in the name of Jesus, every drum break!
And one by one and by one the drums began to break and the masquerade ran away.
I want you to lift your voice high to the Almighty, and say in the name of Jesus every demon disturbing my life; scatter right now… so shall it be in Jesus name.
When you encounter Jesus He will not only changes you, He will turn you to a change agent.
When He changes you, He expects you to change your city. John 4 v 1-42 a woman had married five times, divorced five times, the sixth time she didn’t even bother about marriage.
She encountered Jesus, Jesus changed her, she changed her city. How can you say you have been born again for ten years and your village, your town remain the way they are?.
No matter how tiny the light is, the light will shine in darkness and darkness will not overcome it.
He changes you, so you can change your country. Look at how many of us who are here, if we take our stand in Jesus Christ seriously, if we really had genuine encounter with Jesus, we are more than enough to change this nation.
When He changes you, He wants you to change the world. But, most importantly He wants to change your final destination.
Every sinner is heading for hell, Psalm 9 v 17 He said the wicked shall be turn to hell but Jesus came and said no, let’s move you towards heaven instead.
But do you know the shocking thing? It is that He won’t force you to change; He won’t force you to go to heaven. You don’t have to go to heaven.
I was talking to one big man not too long ago, we were talking and he kept on arguing, so I said sir, there is no quarrel you don’t have to go to heaven.
If you want to go to hell, the choice is yours.
He said then why are you begging me to be born again, why are you begging me to give my life to Jesus, I Laughed, I said begging? am not begging you, am warning you! But if you want to go to hell; bye, bye.
There were two thieves on the cross, nailed with Jesus Christ both of them heading for hell, Jesus stood in their midst and one began to ridicule Him; I thought they say you are a prophet why don’t you deliver yourself and deliver us here?
The second one said, you are on your way to hell and you are still talking like this?
He turned to Jesus and said “I don’t know if it is too late but if you get to your kingdom, if you can remember me, I will be grateful”
At that very moment change came. Jesus said you are destined for hell but I take you to heaven.
Jesus means change, but He won’t force you. And believe me honestly I am not begging you either but am warning you.
The Bible says when we consider the terror of the Lord, we persuade men. Am sure you want to ask me, pastor, have you been to hell before?
no! Am not going there at all
But in 1980, I asked the Lord to give me a glimpse of hell. He said son, I won’t give you one, I will give you three; I don’t have the time to tell you the three I will tell you just one.
Some of you will remember the incident; there was fuel shortage in Lagos so the Molue drivers were buying petrol in Jerry cans.
One day, a bus was going to Lagos, He stopped at a bus-stop and dropped a woman but the son of the woman was going to school in the same bus, as the bus climbed over Yaba bridge, it lost control and fell on the side of the door and caught fire.
The boy inside the bus was crying my mother, mother! till he burnt to death and the Lord told me, “in HELL people will cry for help but there will be nobody to help them”.
I pray for you my brothers and sisters; you will never go to hell in Jesus name.
Jesus means change! He will change the sick to the healed. He will change the bound to the freed; He will change failure to success. Change sorrow to joy and changed hell to heaven.
But let me conclude with this; you can’t discuss Jesus completely in one hour, if you decide to have an encounter with Jesus, you must be willing to come under a new management.
He said come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy lade, I will give you rest, but you must take my yoke upon you.
If I say Jesus, your answer should be new management, before you encounter Jesus; your affairs were managed by Satan and yourself.
When you give your life to Jesus, when you encounter Jesus, there can be only one master left and His name must be Jesus.
My father used to say whoever is your master is the one who will take care of you with whatever he has.
If Satan is your master he will take care of you with sickness. With fear, with night mares with all kinds of problem.
If Jesus is your master He will take care of you with health, with joy, with peace, with all manner of blessings.
So before you answer me this time think, because when I say Jesus this time, the answer this time the answer must be new management.
And if you don’t want a new management, don’t answer me.
As the Almighty God lives who has called me and sent me to you, you will never spend for Satan again, you will never serve Satan again. Demons will see you from now on and run in Jesus name.
I tell you one story and I will close; some of you know the story; I was invited by a king to come and preach at his thanks giving.
I went and as I was getting ready, his chiefs began to come, dressed in their regalia of their various secret societies, the ushers saw them coming and ran to me, sir are we going to allow these people in the church?
I said of course, put them on the front row; where Jesus will be able to reach them quickly and I changed my sermon immediately.
You see many of you think that Jesus is just a lamb, He is also the lion of Judah. I preached a kind of sermon I had not prepared to preached.
I preached about mount Carmel, confrontation between Elijah and the prophet of Baal, by the time I finished, because I know who my master is, I said am challenging everyone of you, if you can use all your powers to make one of my tire go flat, I gave them the number of my car, I said I will surrender to your God.
If you can’t do it you must surrender to my God.
.. . And then I gave the altar call, the second in command to the king, who is the leader of all the secret society was the first one to come forward.
When the other chiefs saw him going, they followed him. after service the king said, E.A lets go and follow this man up maybe he didn’t understand what you said, we got there, Kabeyesi said do you know what you have just done, he said of course, you have surrender your life to Jesus? He said yes.
The king said why? He said ha! you see a small boy like this challenging all of us, who doesn’t know there must be somebody behind him! He said it is the one behind him that i have surrender to.
Tonight am asking you come under a new management. A management of the King of kings, the management of the Lord of lords, the management of the Lord of host, the management of the Everlasting Fathers, the management of the Prince of peace, the management of the One who has never lost a war, the management of the Rock of ages, the management of the One who has no being and has no ending.
And like those of you who have ever heard me tell the story, thirty days later, He was an old man, he died.
ln his life, he had severed the devil, he was heading for hell.
He encountered Jesus thirty days before he died and now he is in heaven.
New management must be your decision tonight I know the altar call has been made before or you have just decided now that I must surrender to this new management.
I know the altar call has been made before, some of us might come late or you have just decided to give your life to Jesus, and you want to surrender to this new management, come to the altar and give your life to Jesus, come under a new management, and you really want to give your life to Christ, come and stand before me and I will pray for your salvation.
As you come begin to call on him and say Father, I want to come under a new management of the Lord Jesus.
I don’t want to have anything to do with the devil anymore, I want you to save my soul and I will serve you from now on.
I told you yesterday, if you don’t want to clap for Jesus don’t clap, if you want to clap then do it with all your might.
He doesn’t want anything lukewarm, you are either cold or you are hot.
As you come begin to pray don’t wait for the others, cry to God and say Lord save my soul, I want to come under a new management, I want to come under the management of the Lord Jesus Christ, I don’t want to have anything to do with the devil any more.
Please stretch your hand towards this people that the Almighty God will give them a brand new beginning and He will change them from sinner to saint and they will never go back into the world.
Pray for them.
Ask the Almighty mighty to save your soul, let him have mercy on you and save your soul…. in Jesus mighty name i have prayed.
Savior I want to thank you for your word, and I want to thank you for all these your children who has come forward tonight, those in front here and those at the various altars, please Lord save their souls in Jesus name.
Let your blood wipe away their sins in Jesus name. Write their names in the books of life in Jesus name. Give everyone of them a new beginning in Jesus name and from now on, any time they call on you; please answer them in Jesus name. Thank you Father, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen
Loud and clear, say Father, everything you have to change in me, so that i will make it to heaven, change it tonight; my way of thinking, my way of dressing, the kind of friends, everything you have to change so I can make heaven, change it tonight. Change without a single exception. And if I don’t want it to go gently, change it by force, change me completely…. in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
In that name that is above every other name, every change necessary in your life so that you can make it to heaven, God will do it tonight in Jesus name.
Any association, any link that can make sure you don’t make it to heaven the Almighty God will destroy it tonight.
In the mighty name of Jesus, any change that God needs to make in your life that doesn’t want to happen easily, God will do it by force in Jesus name, so shall it be, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
And as usual I know there will be some of you because you are so super spiritual, you may not be interested in what am about to do but am obeying my Daddy and I have discovered that when He asked me to do something that may look foolish to some people, I get results.
You see every miracle you need was purchased for you at the cross. As He hung on the cross, according to Peter 2v 24 the Bible says as He carried your sin on the cross, suddenly His stripes began to make you whole.
As He hung on the cross and the blood began to flow, the Bible says your victory over the devil became available.
He said they overcome the devil by the Blood of the Lamb. As He hung on the cross; completely naked, the Bible says He became poor that you might become rich.
As He hung on the cross, your breakthrough became available.
As He hung on the cross, the Bible says Jesus Christ said if I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto me.
As they lifted Him up on the cross, your promotion became available.
So Daddy asked me to do something tonight.
If you don’t believe me, don’t participate, He asked me to make a little cross and I obeyed.
This is the cross; it is made of ordinary wood, there is nothing hidden there, there is nothing written on it. It is not even painted because the cross on which Jesus Christ died was not made of gold, it was made of ordinary wood.
Now Daddy asked me to tell you; as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so that those who looked on it were healed, He asked me to lift up this cross and give you some minute to pray.
Whatever you want God to do, ask Him now. Please make sure you asked for the most important one first…. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
And then Daddy said to me, it is because of the cross that anointing came, because Jesus said it is expedient for you that I go away, because if I don’t go away the Holy spirit will not come.
So you get out your handkerchief and wave it to the cross. You just pray to the Almighty to let His anointing flow into the handkerchief…. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
When I was waiting on the Lord for this program, He gave me some word for this program because I wrote them down;
1. He said someone will be here tonight, he said by the time I finish with you, every body part of your body will be like brand new.
2. He said there will be someone tonight; He said from now on, I will give you beauty for ashes.
3. He said there will be someone here tonight; He said you will soon know the full meaning of oil of joy.
4. He said there will be someone here tonight, He said you will get a break through very soon that you will know that this is too big. He asked me to tell you, fifty percent of it belongs to Him.
5. Then He says there will be someone here tonight, He said one day truly great men will marvel at your greatness.
6. He also told me, He said because of what am about to do for you, for a whole month, all those who come to your house will be shouting halleluiah!
7. Finally He said to me, He said for the rest of the year, every month you will have a testimony.
In the mighty name of Jesus, everything you have asked for tonight, receive the answer in Jesus name.
Everything that Jesus bought for you on the cross, receive it tonight in Jesus name.
Anything that will stand between you and anything you have asked for, may them be destroyed right now in Jesus name and may your testimonies begin this month in Jesus name. So shall it be in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Shout the name of Jesus and I want to hear you say
Heaven at last;
Let me hear you shout another halleluiah!
Glory be to God.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
GOD WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH
6th of September, 2013
Go ahead and lift your hands to the Almighty God and begin to bless His holy name, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration,
He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, worship the Ancient of days, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, bless the King of kings, bless the Lord of lords, bless the ancient of days, magnify His holy name, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be magnified, lift Him high.
He is worthy, there is no one like Him, bless His holy name.
Then go ahead and thank Him for all He did last month, thank Him for what He did during the convention, praise Him for His goodness and mercy that He showed us during the last convention, thank Him for salvation of souls, thank Him for healings.
Thank Him for healings, thank Him for miracle, thank Him for signs and wonders bless His holy name for the children that were born.
Magnify His holy name for the mighty testimonies, praise Him. He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, He is worthy to be magnified, praise Him ….
Thank you Jesus! In Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.
Lift your voice to the almighty God and say father, in a very special way visit all of us tonight… in Jesus mighty name we have worship.
Alpha, Omega, you are worthy of my praises today (worship)
Alpha, Omega, you are worthy of my praises today
Alpha, Omega, you are worthy of my praises today
Alpha, Omega, you are worthy of my praises today
Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the Unchangeable Lord;
The God of January, the God of February, the God of March, the God of April, the God of May, the God of June, the God of July, the God of August, the God of September.
The God of the Redeemed Christian church of God, glory be to your holy name.
Thank you for what you did during our convention, thank you for salvation, healing, miracles, signs and wonders, thank you for deliverance, thank you for joy, thank you for testimonies. Father accepts our thanks in Jesus name.
My Father and my God we pray that the blessings of last month will last forever, we pray that the blessing will continue even tonight.
Almighty God we pray that tonight in a very special way you will visit every one of us and let this month be our month of Laughter.
Thank you Almighty God, glory be to your holy name, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let someone shout halleluiah!
PRAYER FOR THOSE BORN IN SEPTEMBER
Father Almighty, Thank you for your children born in the ninth month of the year, nine is three time three; three is the number of Trinity; God the Father bless these your children, God the Son bless your children, God the Holy Spirit bless these your children.
In every areas of their lives let their miracles been in triples, strengthen them, support them, favor them, draw them close to yourself and fill their mouth with laughter and let them serve you till the end.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Next month by the special grace of God we are having our youth convention, the entire first week of October will be for the youth convention and it is going to be the biggest youth convention you have ever seen.
And the theme is THE WONDERS OF EXPLOIT and if you are youth and you want to do exploit for God; if you are a youth and you don’t want your life to just be an ordinary life, you are a youth and you don’t want your life to be a waste, then don’t miss this year’s youth convention.
And as I have always told you, if you want to know the definition of a youth, anyone who is older than I is old, if you are younger than I, you are young.
If you are younger than seventy one; you are a youth. So how many youth are in the house this evening? Make sure you are around for the youth convention. God will bless you in Jesus name.
GOD WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH
Genesis 21 1-7 And the Lord visited Sarah as He has said, and the Lord did unto Sarah has he had spoken. For Sarah conceived and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to Him. And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac
And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old as God has commanded him. And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. And she said, who will have said unto Abraham that Sarah should have given children suck? For I have born him a son in his old age.
Turn to the neighbor to your right and to the left and say I promise you God will make you laugh.
Sarah said; God has made me to laugh and all who hear will laugh with me.
The story of the laughter of Sarah as you know very well began in Genesis 18 v 1 -14 you will see how one day Abraham at the age of 99 was seating in front of his house and he looked up and saw three men just passing by.
When they got to the front of his tent, they hesitated for a while, they stood briefly. Abraham looked up and realized that this were not ordinary men, so he ran to meet them, bow down before them and invited them to his house.
He said, come let me give you some water to drink, let me wash your feet and if you don’t mind let me give you some food to eat, because i know that is the reason why you have come to your servant.
And the Almighty God who have said if He is hungry he won’t ask any man, accepted the invitation; went, eat and when He finished eating, He decided to say thank you to Abraham and the thank you He said was that in nine month time Sarah will have a son.
Sarah heard it and laughed, she laughed because her husband was ninety nine plus, herself was ninety and it was a long time ago that Abraham turned in her direction to say Sarah how now? So she thought that this people must have enjoyed the meal and they were trying to make fun of her, she laughed.
And God asked Sarah why did you laughed, she said I didn’t laugh at all, what you said wasn’t funny, but God said I know you laughed but whether you believe me or not, nine month from now you will have a son.
And what God said came to past, that was why she said God has made me to laugh.
The Lord has sent me at the beginning of the Redeemed year to tell somebody here tonight; The Almighty God will make you to laugh.
God makes you laugh, number one when you get an unexpected divine visitation. It is one thing for a man to visit God, like many of us are doing tonight; we have come to pay God a visit. But it is another thing for God to visit a man.
It is even beautiful enough when God is visiting a congregation, but it is better still when God decided in a large crowd to visit somebody in particular like in John 5 v 2-9 the Bible tells us about the pool of Bethsaida and the multitude of sick people that were there and when Jesus pay that place a visit, He visited only one particular person who has been sick for thirty eight years, and after dealing with the case of that person, He left the place.
I have a feeling deep within me, that there is somebody special tonight here tonight and God is going to pay you a special visit.
In Mark 10 v 46-52 the Bible says Jesus came to Jericho and as He was coming out of Jericho in other words He didn’t do anything in Jericho because the man He came to visit was not inside the city; the man was by the road side begging, so He came out of Jericho, saw that one person, dealt with the problem of that one person and continued with his journey.
I’m going to remind you of some testimonies tonight to encourage you to know that you might be that person that God is interested in.
I have told you the story of a woman whose mother’ in law went to the market and as the mother in law was coming she ran to meet her and the mother law said take, eat and block your womb. And the woman laughed and said what kind of joke is this?
How I can I block my womb with a loaf of bread? And then innocently she went ahead and eat the bread. And from that day on her menses stopped and of course she became what we will call barren.
Then it happened that we tried to hold a program in their city, Oyo to be specific. And she heard we were coming, she decided to wait on God to pray.
The afternoon we were to arrive she fell asleep and had a dream and saw some men dressed like doctors, came into the room and they operated her and she saw them pulling out a long rope out of her belly, at the end of the rope was a black loaf of bread and they sowed her up and left the room and she woke up.
When she woke up, lo and behold her bed was soaked with blood, her menses had returned. The last I heard concerning her, I think she had five children already.
In the name that is above every other name, if God is going to visit just one person alone, that person will be you.
God makes you laugh; whenever He accepts your offering; Abraham made an offer to God and God accepted. According to Genesis 4 v 3-5 God does not have to accept every offering.
Cain brought an offering, God rejected it. Abel brought an offering and God accepted the offering. Whenever God accept your offerings a miracle will follow.
In 2king 4 v 8-17 the Bible tells us the story of the Shulamite woman who saw the man of God passing by and made an offer; come and eat in my house.
The Bible says the man of God said ‘I don’t need your food but the woman insisted, the Bible says she constrained him, compel him, she restrained him.
To come to her house to eat, the man of God eat and kept coming back. Then the woman said instead of the man of God coming for occasional lunch, let’s build him an apartment so that he can come and stay. And instead of lunch alone, he will be having breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Then one day, God spoke to the man of God saying; you have been eating this woman’s food , when are you going to do something about her problem?
The man of God called her ‘woman what can I do for you?”
She said I don’t need anything, I am comfortable, am well connected. ‘The man of God pressed further and discovered she was barren and the man of God said wonderful! I can give you what money cannot buy.
I am praying for someone here tonight, that thing which you need that will make your joy full, you will receive it tonight in Jesus name.
You know the rest of the story, the man of God said woman you are going to have a son nine month from now. And nine months from then, the son came.
Whenever God accept an offering a miracle follows 2Chronicle 1 v 6-15 the Bible tells us about Solomon offering to God a thousand burnt offering, God was pleased and the Bible said that night God paid Solomon a visit.
I am believing God for someone tonight that before you wake up again, you will get a divine visitation.
I want to encourage you because I know many of you were not here for divine encounter on Monday, I want you to make sure you got the tape for last Monday divine encounter we explain something to you.
Whenever you give God a sacrificial offering, an offering you know is sacrificial, God is bound to respond and usually He responds with a divine visitation.
Years ago as a young Christian, my father in the Lord said there is a great need in the Church that must be met urgently so he called those of us who were workers, those of us who were children of God, he said go and close your account we need the money now.
Monday morning my wife and I went to close our accounts and brought the money.
The following Sunday at the workers meeting, papa said thank God the need was met but how many of you closed your account?
I raised my hand, my wife raised her hand.
We looked round nobody else raised their own hands, and I looked at my wife and a thought came to my mind, I said I hope we have not mixed madness with this thing we have accepted, then I heard God spoke to me.
He said “my son, it is a test; because you have done what nobody has done, when I take you to where nobody has been, nobody will be able to complain”.
There is somebody here tonight; God will take you to somewhere you can never dream of.
When God accept your offering, a miracle will follow!
God makes you laugh, when the All Sufficient One decides to say thank you, He will make sure miracles follow you.
After He accepted the offering of Abraham, He decided to say thank you.
You see in Psalm 50 v 7-12 the Almighty God said if I am hungry I don’t need to tell anyone, He said all the beast of the forest are mine, the cattle on a thousand hills they are mine.
If I want to eat I can get as much as I want. But then when the One who says He eats nothing, receives an offering from you, particularly an offering you yourself will know it is a sacrificial offering, the Bible says they that sow in tears will reap in joy, and God decides to say thank you. No doubt about it, laughter will follow.
In Luke5 v 1 7 when He borrowed the boat of Peter to preach from the boat, after He finished preaching He asked him to launch into the deep to throw his net.
Peter threw only one net and caught so much fish, his boat and the boat of his friend were full to sinking point.
In John6 v 5-13 the Bible says that there was a multitude, Jesus has been preaching to the multitude and then they were hungry it was time for them to eat and a small boy surrendered his lunch, talk about sacrificial offering!
The boy had just his little lunch but he surrender it to Jesus, after Jesus multiplied the bread and the fish and fed the people there were twelve baskets left over.
I have asked my little children when they were younger, what happened to the twelve basket and fish? And I got various answers and one of the answers I got was that there were twelve apostles, so each apostle got one basket each.
I laughed; then I told then yes there were twelve basket and they were twelve apostles each apostles carried the twelve basket to the house of the boy because the word of God says all rivers run into the sea and the sea is not full, He said because where the river is coming from that is where the water will return.
The boy who made the sacrifice must have gone home with twelve hefty men carrying baskets full of food.
And I’m sure when the mother saw him with all the basket of food, there must have been laughter in that house that day.
There is a house here today where there will be laughter before the end of this month.
When we were building this auditorium, I remember God told me we want to cover this auditorium it was an open space that is why we use to call it arena.
The Lord said to me; son, we are going to cover this place I was happy, glory be to God.
But then He said you are not going to take an offering, you won’t call people together and say give me money towards the auditorium.
How are we going to build it? He said just you and I. Up till that moment I used to consider myself a man of faith, so when God said I will take no offering for this work I ran to the toilet I was frightened!
Well, in His wonderful way He began to send help.
One of the people that He sent, is a Bishop from another organization who came to visit and saw the work in progress and went away and came back with a cheque of (25) million naira and said daddy I must support this work.
He gave me the twenty five million naira I prayed for him from the bottom of my heart, less than six month later he came back with a testimony that in a way he could not described it God replace the twenty five ( 25) million naira for twenty five (25) million dollars.
He will make you laugh.
God makes you laugh, when all his prophecies concerning you become fulfilled in a single day.
God had been talking to Abraham for twenty five years; Abraham, can you count the number of sand, no lord, ‘so shall your children be’.
Abraham, can you count the sand by the sea shore? ‘ No Lord’, “so shall your children be”. Twenty five years! But in a single day all the prophecy became fulfilled.
Thank you father!
The Lord says there is a lady here, that you felt a sudden movement in your body, He asked me to tell you that demon that has been destroying the seed of your husband has been dealt with.
Numbers 23 v 19 the Bible says God is not a man that He should lie, He is not the son of man that He should repent, once He has spoken it is a settled matter.
And then the Bible says God has a timetable for everything Eccl 3v1- 8, yes when God promises He will bring it to past, but everything at his own season.
However whenever God decide to pay you a special divine visit, whenever God accept your offering, whenever God decide to say thank you, whatever the time that was originally scheduled for the manifestation of the promises will be brought to now.
You see; as far as God is concerned because He is the Alpha and the Beginning as well as Ending, the beginning of time and end of time coincide in Him, if He wants, what He plans to do in ten years’ time, He can do it today and there is no one who can quarry him.
And I’m rejoicing with someone that at long last the time to favor you has come.
God can fulfill His prophecies in a single day.
I have told you the story before the first time we went to Tulsa in 1979 to attend Kenneth Haggins camp meeting, my father in the Lord and five others.
Himself, myself and four other people went to this program on Saturday. Then on Sunday we decided to go and worship in one of the churches nearby, we are there and because we were visitor they allowed us to sit in the front, papa couldn’t understand English, so I was interpreting.
And you know the way the American preacher preaches, they don’t stay in one spot like me, they move around a bit.
And as this preacher was preaching all of a sudden he came down from the altar stood in front of papa and began to say to him: thus said the Lord,
“everything I told you is about to come to past”
then he turned round and went back to the altar and continued preaching.
Papa asked me, ‘what did he say?.
I said when we get home.
Because I want to hear the rest of the sermon.
When we got home, Papa said what did the man said?
I said the man said” “the promises of God for you they are about to come to past”.
Papa began to cry; I waited for him to finish crying, to ask what are the promises?
Then he told me the promises, how the Almighty God told him that through him, he will start a Church and that the church will spread throughout the whole world.
If God says that is about to happen, well! Papa was weeping, I was happy, I was glad that the Almighty God has brought me to a Church that God said He will spread throughout the whole world.
Less than one year later papa was dying and he called those who were by his death bed and said tell the congregation on Sunday that from now on they will begin to laugh.
That was some thirty something years ago, today by the grace of God; The Redeem Christian church of God is in one hundred and seventy four nations of the world.
God made a promise, He fulfilled his promise and today we are laughing.
We are laughing and I tell you one of the reasons we are laughing. I say this to encourage someone.
I have just returned from a long journey to the far East Malaysia and considering the situation in Malaysia you will understand that I find it incredible to discover that Malaysia now has forty five branches of The Redeemed Christian church of God.
I held a Holy Ghost rally, my children told me they have rented a very big hall I thought they were joking, I got there it was a massive hall, the place was jammed, I gave the altar call two thousand four hundred people gave their lives to Jesus in one night, if that didn’t cause you to laugh I don’t know what will cause you to laugh.
Let me hear some shout halleluiah!
I’m believing God for someone here tonight, all the prophecies that you have been writing down, before the end of this month, all of them will be fulfilled in Jesus name.
God makes you laugh; when He decides to overrule your doubts. Sarah laughed when God spoke and said you are going to have a son, she laughed she didn’t believe,
And it is true that the Bible says the just shall live by faith.
In fact God repeated it four times, Habakkuk 2 v 4, Romans 1 v 17, Galatians 3 v 11 and Hebrews 10 v 38. Four times God said the just shall live by faith. That means living by faith is so important to God that He repeated it four times.
However God said in Isaiah 43 v 13 He said I will work who will let, in order words God says when I make up My mind that I want to do something, nobody can hinder Me, whether you believe Me or not.
If I say I am going to do something, I will do something. Sarah laughed, what I say I will do, I will do.
I know there might be some people here tonight, who will say I have heard God promised before and nothing has happened, I don’t believe He is going to do anything now.
Well, I have good news for you, tonight in particular it doesn’t matter your doubt, my God will over rule your doubt.
In 2King 4 v 8-17 when Elisha said to the Shunamite woman you will have a son in nine months’ time, she said to the man of God, ‘man of God don’t deceive me’, that means I don’t believe you.
But Elisha didn’t say anything after that one, God has spoken the matter is settled.
I know there might be some of you here who didn’t believe me at all, but I’m not the one who chose the theme for this month, Daddy chose the theme and He has made up His mind that;
There is someone here tonight, you are have been weeping every month, this time you are going to laugh.
Several years ago, a young man came to my office, brought by his friend and said sir, I have a big problem, what is the big problem?
The wife became mad and not only just mad, she is gone completely naked into the street.
And according to Yoruba believe, if somebody is mad and the madness is still within the house it can be handled, but when the madness has taken the madness nakedly to the market place that is madness for life.
So he said the wife has been mad publicly. And they have taken the woman and bundled her to the house of an herbalist somewhere in Kwara State.
So they gave me the address, I went, saw the woman and prayed and the husband was informed that yes I came and I prayed but the prayer didn’t last five minute.
How could five minute prayer deal with something this serious? The husband says let’s take the woman to physiatrist hospital and they took the woman to the specialist hospital, as God will have it, the specialist there says let observe her before we know what we I’ll give her, they observed her for two weeks.
And then they sent for the husband, ‘ sir if you say something is wrong with this woman something is wrong with you, because we have not given her any drug and injection and she is normal as normal can be normal.
I don’t care whether you believe or not tonight, in the name that is above every other names, this month you shall laugh!
God makes you laugh when He turns all His prophecies to a single decree, you see when you are hearing, “thus saith the Lord” that is a prophecy but when the Almighty God just decided that “let there be light” there will be light, there is no need for waiting.
In Psalm 33 v 8-9 the reason the whole earth should fear before God is that whenever He spoke it is done. All He has to do is just say it, and it is done.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said some people are convinced that you are going to drown in sorrow; God says this month I will surprise them.
The Lord asks someone here tonight to get ready for a miracle that will open doors to many other miracles.
Like I said in Genesis 1 v 1-3 the Bible says in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth, the earth was without form and void and darkness was on the face of the deep and the Spirit of the Lord moves along the face of the water and God said let there be light.
When did the light come?
There was no need to vote on it, there was no delay because God decreed it.
Some of you will remember the testimony; it wasn’t too long ago now when husband and wife stood here to testify.
Two of them came to me and said daddy we are believing God for the fruit of the womb, I said ok what kind of baby do you want?
The husband said a boy; the wife said a girl and they spoke simultaneously. So I said okay maybe we better made it a twin then; one boy and one girl.
Both of them said amen, that was the end of the discussion, nine month later the husband was carrying the boy, the wife was carrying the girl.
Let me ask you tonight, how do you want your babies? So shall it be in Jesus name.
God makes you laugh when He decided to show His Almightiness, He said to Sarah,
He said you laughed,
She said I didn’t laugh,
He said you laughed! He said I know why you laugh;
He said but is anything too hard for the Lord?
Is there anything the Almighty cannot do?
Luke 1 v 37 the Bible says for with God nothing shall be impossible;
He is not talking about with man, He is not talking about with your husband, He is not talking with you pastor, He is not talking with your general overseer, He said with God nothing shall be impossible.
Thank you my Lord, the Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said you’ve had your own share of shame and disgrace, he says get ready for his season of glory.
Thank you Daddy, Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said your progress has been painfully slow he says I promise you, you will be flying.
Matthew 3 v 9 tells us that the God we are talking about is able to produce children out of stones!
That is God, and you are hearing words like this, the enemies tries to tell you what the doctor has said, the condition of your husband, the condition of your wife, the problems in the past, no, take your eyes off men.
Look unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith and He will show you, He is The Almighty.
Maybe I should remind you of the testimony, of a sister who was barren for several years and the relative of the husband called the husband and said to him, stop wasting your time your wife will never have a child.
Forget because the evil ones have tampered with her womb.
And she came to one Holy ghost service like this and the word of God came and said;
There is someone here, they said you will never have a child but the Almighty God said, get ready for a set of twins.
She grabbed it.
The following month she was pregnant, she went to the hospital to check; they said, yes you are pregnant, we don’t know how it happened, but you are pregnant.
She said no, God said twins.
They said okay no argument.
She went back a couple of month later, they checked and say ‘now we can see twins’.
And because they were well off they decided to go abroad for deliveries they don’t want to take chances.
And the husband told the doctors, ‘I don’t want a situation where they will say the woman was in labor and one child died, bring out the children, do it by operation, so they put the woman to sleep and brought out the set of twins.
When she woke up she saw everybody looking at her strangely.
She said what is the problem?
Where are my children? They said no problem your children are fine.
The couple told the doctor, we don’t need more children tie the womb.
The doctor said I have performed more than four thousand deliveries, this is the first time that am seeing a woman deliver a set of twins without a womb, because when they say tie the womb, he searched and said where did I get this children from?
There is no womb!
There is somebody here tonight, it doesn’t matter how hopeless they say your case is God will proof himself to be the Almighty.
God makes you laugh when He makes the impossible possible.
In Jeremiah 32 v 27 He said behold I am the Lord the God of all flesh, is anything too hard for me?
Exodus 17 v 3-6 tells us that this God can bring water out of the rock.
Now I want all of us to please take note, that yes tonight we are focusing on the fruit of the womb but this thing is much more than the fruit of womb; this particular program is for those of you who are tired of fruitless effort.
This is the special night for those of you who are tired of failure.
This is a special night for those people who have tried their best in business, in academic in everything and found that they have labor but they have nothing to show for it.
God will make you laugh.
There is a God who can bring water out of the rock and that God is here tonight, determined to make you laugh.
I tell you a story to encourage you, I told you that several years ago anytime I was visiting London one of my son there who was a taxi driver will come and meet me and take me to where I will stay.
And as we go home along the route there was a place there where they were selling second hand Rolls Royce cars and I will sit in the taxi and look in that direction and say one day I am going to drive one of this thing out of that place and my boy will say amen. (You know the kind of amen)
Keep on dreaming; if you want to deceive yourself go ahead, without my taxi you can’t even get home.
But one day we were passing through the same place and I looked in that direction and say one day and going to drive out one of this Rolls Royce out of that place and he said amen as usual.
Then a little bit down the street there was a shirt where they were selling clothe, they put up a big sign SALE,
So I said let’s stop here I may be able to get some shirts and we got there and I began to look at the shirt, twenty five pounds, thirty pounds, forty pounds, so I said to my son, this stupid people I thought they were doing SALE, let’s go.
As we moved towards the taxi, my boy began to laugh, now I understand why he was laughing; here is a man who cannot buy a twenty five pounds shirt and he wanted to buy a Rolls Royce, he was laughing. I didn’t say anything to him.
I looked up to God and said I hope you know this boy is laughing at both of us?
He is laughing at me and you are my employer, he says that there is no way in life I can ever ride a Rolls Royce, over to you.
Some months later I travelled to American and as I was passing London on my way back and as usual he was there to receive me.
He carried my bag; and as he was about to put my bags in his taxi, one of my son showed up and said, daddy please don’t put that into the taxi, this car is for you, it is second hand but it is a Rolls Royce.
I looked at my son and he looked at me and we began to laugh.
There is somebody here tonight, God will make you laugh!
There are things in your life now that might look totally impossible, the God I serve will make that impossible to be possible in Jesus name.
God makes you laugh when He decides to reverse the irreversible.
In Ezekiel 37 v 1-10 the Bible tells us about a valley full of dry bones and the Bible says lo they were very dry, the Bible says the Spirit of God took the prophet Ezekiel and placed him in the valley of dry bones.
And God asked him, these bones that are dry, very dry can they live?
The man of God said my faith can’t carry this one. God only you can tell and the Almighty God said to the prophet okay, you prophecy, just say to dry bones, live again!
You know the rest of the story, the man of God obeyed and the dry bone came together bone to bone flesh covered them, the man of God prophecy again; the wind blew and what was dry bone became a mighty army, God can reverse the irreversible!
All that is required is for His prophet to prophecy
And I prophecy to you tonight, every irreversible shall be reversed in Jesus name.
The Almighty God said there is someone here tonight, He said by the time I finish with you, even those who are mocking you now will help you shout halleluiah!
Daddy said Lazarus heard My voice and came out of the tomb, He said your womb will hear My voice tonight.
I have told you this story before, this is a night for stories because God is going to make somebody laugh.
Several years ago, I was still a young lecturer at the University of Lagos, I went to Nsukka to mark WAEC exams.
I didn’t go with my car; it was a second hand Dodged Avenger. I wasn’t sure it won’t park up on the way so I didn’t travel with it.
When we finish marking, I came and I stood on the road side, in Asaba, looking for a lift for somebody to bring me to Lagos.
Whenever I saw a small old car coming, I will wave and they will just zoom past, none of them waited.
Finally I saw a Mercedes Benz 280 brand new coming. I didn’t bother to wave because I say this one is not going to wait.
And he zoomed past me, I think I must have lifted my hand weakly and the driver who happen to be the owner must have seen my hands going up a little and he stopped and reversed to where I was.
And he was one of these people who have either have spent several years in America or just like to speak like an American.
He said, “You want a lift?”
I said yes sir.
He said, “Get in men!”
So I got in men!
I put my little bag on the floor in the car and since he was driving and there was a friend sitting beside him, so I found myself sitting in the owner’s corner.
The whole thing was air-conditioned.
One moment I was in the sun in another moment I was sitting in the owner’s corner, the cool air was very, very refreshing.
I felt like laughing but in that kind of situation you better don’t laugh out loud.
Because I don’t want to laugh and I don’t want the man to look back and say what is funny dude?
He brought me to Lagos and said “where do you want to stop?
I said anywhere sir, I am already in Lagos,
He said no, give me your address, and he drove me all the way home.
After he has left that was when it was time for me to laugh!
There is laughter waiting for you at home, you are going to laugh! God will make you laugh.
God makes you laugh when He stops all the mockers;
I wasn’t there but I could imagine when all of a sudden the belly of Sarah began to bulge, that those people who had written her off looked at her and said Mama Sarah must have eaten excess pounded yam.
And she must have been laughing quietly, keep mocking you will soon see, the pregnancy became seven month, eight month.
I’m sure some of them must have been looking at father Abraham; and saying…
What are you looking at?
Why don’t you take this woman to the physician?
Can’t you see your wife is sick?
They though it was sickness they didn’t know it was a bundle of joy.
God will surprise your mockers.
Sarah said it in Genesis 21 v 7 who would have said that Sarah will give child suck? Who would have believed that I will ever have course to rejoice.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said the pendulum of your life has begun a new upward swing and it will never come down again.
In Samuel 2 v 1-5 Another woman who was considered barren Hannah by name sang a song to the Almighty God, She said at long last God has enlarge your mouth over your adversaries.
God will enlarge your mouth over your adversaries.
You probably remember the story of a woman who had four daughters, and all daughters are not married.
The youngest of the four I think was twenty eight, thirty and thirty two. They were like that in that series.
This was a woman committed to evangelism, every morning, very early in the morning she will go round the street ringing her bell and say everybody wake up, give your life to Jesus, surrender your life to Jesus.
One day one neighbor said woman why don’t you stop deceiving people. Saying that your Jesus can do everything,
If your Jesus can do everything, how come you have four daughters and not one of them is married?
I pray for you today, everything in your life that is causing people to say where is your God, my God will remove it tonight.
That was when the old woman came and said help me man of God pray for me what do I do.
And the Spirit of God asks me to ask some question and I discover that at the time of ignorance when each daughter was born, each one was dedicated to the IFA oracle.
I said I see, the Almighty God asked me to tell IFA to take his hands off these daughters of God, we prayed a simple prayer, within one year all four daughters were married and as they were getting married pregnancies followed.
Everything in your life that is not making your joy to be completely full, my Father will deal with it tonight in Jesus name.
God makes you to laugh when He decides to do something completely new.
It was something completely new for a ninety year old woman to become pregnant.
It has never happened before, but then in Exodus 14 v 13-28 when God decided to open the red sea it was something that had never happen before.
In Daniel 3 v 14-30 when Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego went into the fiery furnace without being burnt it is clear something completely new, something that had never happened before.
So I don’t know what is the situation you find yourself in whether physically, materially or spiritually, God will do something new.
Some of you , particularly will remember a young man who when he was born had only one testicle and the parent in an attempt to help him, took him to a herbalist to try and see if something can be done about it and in the process the herbalist destroy the only good testicle.
Which automatically means now the boy can never have a child because no testicle at all.
Then we held a program at Row Park, it was the first program I held as general overseer, Row Park.
And while the program was on, the boy felt something is happening under him.
And he did a check and discovered that instead of one testicle they were two.
The day he came to see me in the office to share his testimony he came with his wife and the wife was pregnant.
He said sir, do you want me to show you?
I said there is no need I can see the evidence.
Something brand new, creative miracle will be your portion here tonight in Jesus name.
God makes you laugh when He causes you to sing a new song,
In Exodus 15 v 1 -18 after the opening of the red sea and the children of Israel who the night before were afraid that they were going to die, they were now saying there is no one like our God.
Nine month before, Sarah was saying how can I ever have a child, but after nine month he said the Lord as made me to laugh.
The Almighty God is about to put a new song in the mouth of someone here tonight.
Now I will close with the testimony of one of my pastor that we heard earlier this year; they have been married for twenty six years no fruit of the womb, then the almighty God moved in and now she could say to people.
Do you see these three children; the name of the first one is Miracle, Sign, the name of the third is Wonders and all three are mine.
Somebody is about to sing, I was barren now I have triplet. I was condemned to die, now am completely whole again. I was a tenant now I am a landlord. They thought I was going to drown in sorrow, now see me shouting halleluiah!
I can hear the sound of music coming from the home of many people who are here tonight, I can hear of singing:
I am serving the God of miracle
I know, yes I know
I am serving the God of miracle
I know, yes I know
Who is the one who will be singing that song?
Let me hear you shout halleluiah!
Let me conclude; the Bible says in Psalm 16 v 11 He says in the presence of God there is the fullness of joy and at His right hand there are pleasure forever more.
But in the same book of Psalm, Psalm 16 v 4 He said the sorrow of those who run after other gods shall be multiplied.
On one side in the presence of God there is the fullness of joy, on the other side the sorrow of those who run after other gods shall be multiplied and the choice is yours.
Do I want to be on the side of God and enjoy fullness of joy, or do I want to run after other gods and have my sorrow multiply?
The choice is yours but you cannot take the two together, like I told you last month those of you who were here, you either serve God hundred percent or serve the devil hundred percent, you can’t combine the two. Impossible!
You are either hundred percent a child of God, absolutely, completely on the side of Jesus or you are hundred percent on the side of the child of the devil, there is no gray area; it is either black or white period.
You cannot serve God and serve the devil at the same time it is not possible at all.
I had a confrontation with a traditional ruler not too long ago; who told me that the reason they worship a particular tree in his town is because it was under that tree that the founder of the town sat when he came to start the town.
I said how long ago was that?
He said about two hundred years ago, he said that is why the tree is scared.
I said Kabeyesi, you want to compare a tree that is two hundred years old tree with the Ancient of Days?
Who planted the tree?
You have to choose, no compromise, if you want to serve God, you serve God hundred percent, I didn’t say there is not going to be persecution, the evidence that you are truly in the light is that darkness will criticize.
You are not serving God until people begin to say you are a fanatic. You must be hundred percent for God, let them know you belong to Jesus Christ.
Let me tell you one thing, if you start a project for God , the enemy must criticize you, darkness must always speak up against light, that is the law.
If you don’t belief me, ask Noah, when God told him to build an ark, what happened?
They mocked him; look at this silly old man, building an ark when there is no rain, where is the river where he will put the thing.
When Nehemiah decided to build the wall of Jerusalem, criticism came from right left and center, everybody trying to make sure the wall will not be built.
One way you will know you are doing what God wants you to do is that the world must criticize you.
If you say you are a Christian and your co friend, your co sinner didn’t say you have accepted madness with religion, I’m not sure you are truly born again.
So tonight you have a choice, on the right; the presence of God there is the fullness of joy, on the left; they that run after other gods shall have their sorrow multiplied, what is your choice?
If you are here tonight and you have not given your life to Jesus Christ before now, come and do so now.
I advise you to choose the side of God that is where joy is.
Come now, the Almighty God is waiting, He will save your soul, He will forgive your sin, He will give you a brand new beginning and you will laugh.
Because God will make you laugh.
So if you want to come begin to come now.
Those of you in the front begin to call on God, ask Him to save your soul ask Him to forgive you your sins, tell Him you are very sorry for all the evils you have done in the past.
Promise Him from now on you will do his will, ask Him to forgive you, ask Him to save your soul.
That from now on He will be your Lord and savior.
The rest of us let us intercede for these people, that God will have mercy on them, that the One who saved your soul will save their own soul also.
Pray for them.
Ask the Almighty God to be merciful unto you, to forgive you all your sins, ask Him to give you a brand new beginning.
… In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Father, I want to bless your Holy Name, I want to thank you for your Word, I want to thank you for all these your children who have decided to surrender their lives to you today, please on their behalf accept our thank in Jesus name.
Father you promised that whosoever come to you will not cast out, Father please receive them in Jesus name.
Forgive them in Jesus name, let your blood wipe away their sins.
Write their names in the Book of Life, please Lord don’t let them ever go back into the world, from now on anytime they call on you, answer them by fire, give them a new beginning.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward tonight, I want to promise you that from now on we will be praying for you.
So I am going to need your name, your address and prayer request.
1. Praise Him that your time has come at last
2. The Bible says when God turn the captivity of Zion we were like those that dream, Father please turn my captivity today
3. Father, I will sow in tears, let reap in joy.
4. Father, if you are paying only one person a special visit tonight; let it be me.
5. Father please fulfill all your prophecies concerning me tonight
6. Father, please decree my fruitfulness right now.
7. Father, please fill my mouth with laughter this mouth
8. Father, before this month ends let me sing a new song.
9. Father, in life tonight prove your Almightiness
10. Father, please make my neighbor laughs too
11. Your personal request.
LET SOMEBODY SHOUT HALLELUA
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
THE WONDERS OF EXPLOIT
4th of October, 2013
THE WONDERS OF EXPLOIT
Let’s lift our hands to the Almighty God and bless His holy name; let’s give Him glory, let’s give Him honor, let’s give Him adoration.
He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adores, bless His holy name. Give Him glory, give Him honor, worship the King of kings, worship the Lord of lords, bless the Ancient of days, give Him glory, give Him honor.
Magnify His holy name, there is no one like Him, He is the Almighty God, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, bless His holy name…
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Now with all your heart, I want you to please lift your voices to God and say Father, have mercy on Nigeria….
In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed.
Pray this prayer also with all our hearts and say Father, in all our families, let there be no more tragedies.
In all the homes, in Nigeria and in all over the world put an end to tragedy.
You are the mighty God the great I am, halleluiah! Halleluiah!
You are the mighty God the great I am, halleluiah! Halleluiah!
You are the mighty God the great I am, halleluiah! Halleluiah!
Mighty God, the Great I am, the Holy one of Israel, the Ancient of days, the Rock of Ages, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Unchangeable Changer, King of kings and Lord of lord, we bless your holy name. Accept our worship in Jesus name.
Thank you for January, thank you for February, thank you for March, thank you for April, thank you for May, thank you for June, thank you for July, thank you for August, thank you for September, thank you for October.
Father accepts out worship in Jesus name.
Thank you for your youth, thank you for these vibrant youth Christians, thank you for their strengths, thank you for their energy, thank you for their wisdom, thank you that they have come to know you in their youth,
Accept our thanks in Jesus mighty name.
Father tonight visit us again, save souls again, heal the sick again, set the captives free again and please Lord have mercy on Nigeria, put an end to tragedy in all our homes, comfort those who are in sorrow now, wipe away all tears from all our eyes, and please Lord God Almighty don’t let us ever sorrow again. Father Lord we commit all the nations represented here into your hands; please Lord in every nation of the world put an every forms of tragedy in Jesus name.
Thank you Almighty God, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let somebody shout halleluiah!
My Father and my God, I’m committing your children born in the month of October into your hands; October is the tenth month of the year, and ten is two times five; so October is the month of double grace.
For all these your children, double their blessings, double their victories, double their testimonies, double their joy, double their promotions, double their anointing and let it be well with them.
Give them a brand new beginning oh Lord. Let their new year be better than the old one and let them serve you double in Jesus name, thank you almighty God.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
By the grace of God, the last Holy Ghost Service of the year comes up next month because by December we will be having the Holy Ghost congress.
So the first Friday of next month November, is the Holy Ghost Service with the theme: SOUNDS FROM HEAVEN.
Once upon a time a very powerful enemy besieged a city and made things so bad for them that women began to eat their own children.
And the man of God prophesied that the tide will turn within twenty four hours.
For that tide to turn the enemies heard sounds from heaven and they fled.
I’m believing God for every one of you who will be here next month that your enemies will hear sounds from heaven and the siege in your life will be over, the siege in the life of Nigeria will be over.
And the siege in the nations you represent will be over.
So next month Holy Ghost Service is an extremely important one, the Last for this year as we move on to December for the Holy Ghost congress, which will be the best congress we have ever had.
WONDERS OF EXPLOIT:
Daniel 11v32 And as such as do wickedly against the covenant shall be corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploit.
I believe that the greatest wonder of doing exploit is that there is only one thing to do; and what is that one thing?
It is to know God; people that do know their God shall be strong and shall do exploit. In order words to be able to do exploit, you must know God the Father, you must know God the Son, you must know God the Holy Spirit.
And I know that immediately I say that there will be some people who will say hold on; are there three Gods? No! Only one God but He magnifies Himself in three personalities.
How can that be? I give you an example of myself; to my children I’m Adeboye the father, to my mother I’m Adeboye the son, to my wife I’m Adeboye the husband.
I’m I three? No I’m only one, but the way I behave when I’m the father is different from when I’m the son.
And I give you an example, if I have a beautiful crystal drinking glass. And my son is handling it and it falls on the ground and breaks. I will look at my son and say what is wrong with you? Don’t you know that cup is precious to me? Why are you so careless?
If the same cup falls down from the hand of my mother “mama, gently, I hope you are not hurt, sorry ma. The same cup!
The same me!
But the way I react when I’m father, is different from the way I react when I’m son.
And I don’t need to tell you there are things I can do to my wife that I can never do to my mother.
So when God the father is manifesting according to the word of God, the earth trembles.
Hills melt, enemies scatter.
When God decides to arise as God the Father, when He wants to manifest as God the Son, He comes as a Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.
He comes as the Fourth man in the fiery furnace, which quenches the power of fire.
He comes as a gentle meek person.
He said come unto Me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.
When He manifests as the Holy Spirit; here comes the consuming fire, I mean all you need to do is find out what happened when they brought Samson bound to the enemies and the Holy Spirit came mightily upon him and the ropes that were binding him were burnt as if by fire.
So you need to know God in His various manifestations, God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.
So for the few minutes I am going to encourage you if you want to do exploit to know about God the Father.
There are many things about God the Father.
I mean we can spend the whole week trying to study about God the Father. But you know one thing about Him, at least He is the One who made heaven and earth Genesis 1 v 1-3 and the One who said let there be light and there were light.
And because He is the One who created heaven and earth and everything that was in the earth and in the heavens, the Bible refers to Him in Genesis 19-14 and calls Him the Possessor of heaven and earth.
You need to know God the Father as the Possessor of heaven and earth.
He is the Possessor of all things and the Lord Jesus Christ referred to him in John 14 v 1; He said in my Father’s house there are many mansions.
This understanding of God as the Possessor of heaven and earth the Owner of mansion in heaven became very useful to me several years ago when my father in the Lord, myself and four other people went to Tulsa Oklahoma for the first time.
We went to attend a conference in 1979 Kenneth Haggins camp meeting, we didn’t book any accommodation.
We didn’t hear about the conference until very late and we wanted to go.
And people say how can you go to America you didn’t even have reservation?
And something within me said ‘if God has gone to prepare me mansion in heaven surely he will provide me with accommodation when I get to America”.
We got to America; somebody meet us at the airport. We began to phone all the hotels in Tulsa, beginning from Hotels that were about an hour distant or more from the program, and everyone were fully booked.
All of a sudden it occurred to me; why are you phoning hotels that where more than one hour away we don’t have means of transportation.
So I said to the brother (I believe he will be listening to me on the internet right now) I said, look for the nearest hotel to the venue and phone them, tell them that we are missionary from Africa and we need a room.
He picked the phone, checked from the phonebook and found the nearest hotel and called them.
And that one said; who do you say you are?
He said we are missionary from Africa, we need a room.
He said come over I will give you a room.
I said tell him, we need more than one room, can we have two rooms?
He said where did you say you come from?
We said we are missionaries from Africa.
He said, I will give you two rooms.
So we got to the hotel, now my father in the Lord was with me and I was wondering how many people are we going to put in the same room with this old man!.
So I said are you really sure you can’t give us three rooms?
He looked up at me and said where did you say you came from?
I said from Africa.
He said I will give you three rooms.
My Father is the Possessor of heaven and earth.
That is why I decree to somebody here today, all your needs shall be met in Jesus name.
And then you need to know God the Son.
There are many things you need to know about God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, the great Physician, the One who has come to set the captives free.
The One who came to destroy the works of the devil and so on.
But like I said time is not in my favor. But if you asked anybody who knows anything about Jesus Christ at all, to tell you one thing that is so crucial about the Lord Jesus Christ, he will call him the Savior Matthew 1 v 21.
Thank you father, no matter how short the time, God still have a word for somebody.
God says there is someone here tonight, He asked me to tell you, cling unto me and you will not sink.
The Lord has a word for one young girl, one young boy; he said I am the God of David; I am the God of Esther, what I have done for David I will do for you, what I have for Esther I will do for you.
The Lord says; I am raising a new generation of Josephs, He said if you are interested I will include you.
Matthew 1 v 21, you shall call His name Jesus for He shall save His people.
Luke 19v1-10 He ended up his conversation in the house of Zacheaus by saying for the Son of man has come to seek and save the lost.
In 1 John 1 v 7 the Bible made it clear that the blood of Jesus cleanses from all sins.
In Act 4 V 12 the Bible says ‘for there is no other name given among men where we might be save other than the name of Jesus’.
Several years ago, I went to another nation in Africa and my host and I we were just having a discussion and he was talking about a certain minister in government, who was a very terrible man.
He said that the man was so terrible only God can tell how many people the man had killed.
The man was so terrible that they gave him the name “Cobra”.
When I heard that, suddenly I heard the Holy Spirit ministering to me and said, you must go and preach to him, so I turned to my neighbor and said ‘I need to go and preach to the ‘cobra’.
He looked at me and said maybe you don’t understand what I am saying.
I said If he is as bad as you say he is, then he needs salvation.
And there is somebody that I know Who can save him,
His name is Jesus.
To cut a long story short, my host finally said alright, I will take you to his house but I won’t go in with you.
I will stay in the car and if I wait for one hour and you don’t come out, I will go.
I said that is good enough for me, after all if after one hour I don’t come out, you are free to go.
If they asked you from Nigeria what happened, just say I didn’t arrive.
I said phone him in advance, don’t tell him a pastor is coming, tell him a prophet (because if you say pastor, he won’t pay much attention)
Tell him a prophet is coming from Nigeria and he has a message for him.
I got there, I entered and met the Cobra;
I said “sir, I have a message for you from the Lord”.
He said “what is the message?”
I said “your days are numbered; your day of judgment is at hand. Your cup is about to overflow, but the Lord has sent me to tell you that in spite of all the evils you have done he still loved you”.
Less than fifteen minutes after I have started speaking the Cobra was on his knees asking:
“What can I do to be saved?”
I went in because I know the Savior.
And I’m believing God for all the Cobras who are listening to me all over the world right now, it doesn’t matter how evil you have been, there is someone called the Savior, He loves you still, if you give your life to Him tonight, He will save your soul and His blood will wipe away all your sins and He will give you a new beginning.
Because the word of God says if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things have passed away behold all things are become new.
And then you need to know God the Holy Spirit.
There are many things to know about the Holy Spirit; He is the source of power, Act 1 v 8
You shall receive power after the Holy Spirit is come upon you.
He is a wonderful teacher John 14 v 26, the Lord Jesus Christ said He will teach you all things.
He is a Revealer of the future, John 15 v 13 tells us he will show you things to come.
But the greatest thing you will know about the Holy Spirit is that He is the Comforter John 14 v 26
The Bible calls Him the Comforter.
When you know the Comforter it becomes easy for you to comfort others and yourself according to 2 Corinthians 1 v 3-4
I’m telling you brethren, the time you need to know God the Holy Spirit most is when you are in sorrow.
Because many at times when we get into thought situations, when we encounter tragedies there is very little anybody can do to help us.
They can say sorry, they can say, just take heart. It takes the Holy Spirit to really bring comfort to you and after He has comforted you, you can use the comfort wherewith He has comforted you to comfort others.
You cannot be of much use to somebody who is in sorrow if you had never know sorrow yourself, there are many at times when you are in sorrow and there is nobody who could even help.
There are some of us who are in a position that when we are even in sorrow we are not allowed to show it, thank God for the Holy Spirit.
I remembered one occasion when I went to visit a family who had just suffered a great loss and I was moved to tears when I consider the sorrow they were going through.
Some people were saying you are the General Overseer, you are not supposed to cry. You came here to comfort others; you are not supposed to cry.
I said leave me alone, Jesus cried. And if Jesus can cry I’m free to cry also.
And I will tell you a story because many at times when some members of the congregation had suffered a loss because we put on a bold face as General Overseer or pastor, they may not know we feel the pain we suffer with them.
There was this young man, some of you have heard about him before, I call him Brother Moses, he was my student at the University of Lagos, when I was a lecturer there.
And he was an incurable soul winner that endeared him to me, we became so intimate that he was like my first born.
Then all of a sudden he went on a youth service to the north and died there.
Now this boy was so close to God that within few days or month he spent there, all others corpers had fallen deeply in love with him.
So when he died all other corpers said no! we won’t take this one from the Lord so they began to pray, he died at 10am by 2pm he came back to life, he came back to life and told the brethren, he said the Lord Jesus said I should go back and tell you that your noise is disturbing Him, that you are praying the wrong kind of prayer, you shouldn’t be praying for Moses to come from glory and join you here, you should be praying that you too will finish up in glory.
He delivered the message laid back on the bed and went back to heaven.
They came and they told me; I only met him in the university. I don’t know his mother, I don’t know his father, I don’t know his house but for days I was weeping.
Oh when I come before the congregation; I will say praised the Lord, halleluiah! The Lord is good.
But the moment the service is over and I am alone I go back into crying and weeping.
The third day God spoke to me and say “son why are you crying?”
I said, Daddy you know all things, you know why I am crying, I am crying because Mosses died.
God said no! You are not crying because Mosses died, you are crying because he left you behind.
I said that is true. The Lord said to me, son when you travel abroad to a place you have never been before, as you cross the gate border into the new place and you see somebody you had known before, there to welcome you. He said how do you feel? I said I feel so happy.
He said when you get to heaven, Jesus will be there to receive all of you but Moses will be there specially to receive you, that brought comfort to me like nobody else.
Let me tell you brethren, the Comforter explained to me that those who died, your relatives, your friends, at time your children that have died, they have not gone to your past, they have gone into your future.
If they died in the Lord, they are waiting for you at the gate of heavens. All you should do is to pray that you too will finish well, so that you will be able to see them again. You need to know the Comforter, God the Holy Spirit.
Now you cannot know God the Father, know God the Son, know God the Holy Spirit and want to continue in sin, it is not possible, because all of them are holy.
God the Father is called the Holy One of Israel, the angel told Mary that the Holy One who will be born through her shall be the Son of the Most High God.
The Holy Spirit Himself carries the word holy wherever he goes.
No one can do exploit without knowing God. No one can know God and wants to continue in sin. That is why if you are here tonight and you have not given your life to Jesus Christ, before anything else, you need to come to Jesus and let His blood wash away your sins and give you a brand new beginning.
That is why if you are here tonight and you claimed that you are born again and you are still living in sin; you are deceiving yourself because nobody can really be in Christ and continue in sin.
So if you are still living in sin, come back to Jesus and come and get the genuine salvation.
And I want those of you who already know God to know this thing; the Apostle Paul was already an apostle when he said, “that I may know Him”, no matter how much you know of Him, there is still a lot to know.
We will pray about that later but if you want to give your life to Jesus Christ, if you want His blood to wash away your sins, come forward now.
Come to the savior; if he can save the Cobra, he can save you too.
No matter how bad your past can be, he will give you a brand new beginning.
There is power mighty in His blood, that blood is so powerful; it can wash away all your sins and give you a brand new beginning.
Those of you in front begin to pray now, ask the Lord to have mercy on you, ask Him to save your soul, ask Him to wash you clean, ask Him to give you a brand new beginning.
And those of you that are coming, you begin to pray also as you are coming, calling on the Almighty Savior, to save your soul, to be merciful unto you, to cleanse you in His blood.
The rest of us let us stretch our hands towards these people that the Savior who saved us will save them too.
As He as kept us in his love, He will keep them in His love also. That they will have brand new beginning, from now on their lives will be different.
And they will become servant of the Most High God, children of the Almighty God….
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Savior we want to bless your holy name, we know there is no one that you cannot save; all we have to do is to surrender to you.
This your children has come tonight to surrender their lives to you, please receive them in Jesus name, have mercy on them in Jesus name, let your blood wash away their sins in Jesus name, today as you save their souls write their names in the book of life in Jesus name.
And Lord I’m not praying only for those who are here, I’m praying for those who are listening on radio, by television, on the Internet throughout the whole world. As many of them as have decided to surrender to you tonight, father save their souls in Jesus name. And beginning from this moment on ward, the grace to serve you whole heartedly, release unto them in Jesus name.
I’m also praying that from this moment onward because you have save their souls anytime they call on you answer by fire in Jesus name and let them serve you till the very end, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
So those of you who have come forward let he hear you shout Halleluiah!
I’m rejoicing with you tonight because by the special grace of God, as from now on I will be praying for you and you will be receiving miracles, even miracle you didn’t ask for then you will know that somebody is praying for you somewhere.
So I’m going to need your name, I’m going to need your address, I’m going to need your prayer request.
1. Praise Him for making sure you are here tonight to witness what you have witnessed, to hear what you have heard.
2. Father, let me know you more.
3. Great Physician; please reveal yourself to me and use me to heal millions.
4. Great Provider; please reveal yourself to me and use me to help the needy.
5. Great Prince of peace; please reveal yourself to me and use me to bring peace to many lives.
6. Great Deliverer; please reveal yourself to me and use me to set captives free.
7. Great Savior; please reveal yourself to me and use me to win millions of souls.
8. Jehovah El-shaddai; please reveal yourself to me and use me to do exploit all over the world.
9. Almighty God, please perform wonders for me and through me so that I will become a beautiful wonder to the world.
10. Your own private requests.
.. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The Almighty God will grant your request, beginning from now, you will know God more, you will know the Great Physician, and He will use you to heal millions.
You will know the Great Deliverer and He will use you to set the captives free.
You will know the Great Prince of peace and He will use you to bring peace to many homes.
You will know the Great Savior and He will use you to win millions into His kingdom.
You will know the Almighty God and He use you to do exploit for Him.
Beginning from now, your problems are over.
You will become a blessings to your generation God will perform wonders for you, He will perform wonders through you, you will become a beautiful wonder to the whole world so shall it be,
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let somebody shout halleluiah!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
SOUNDS FROM HEAVEN
1st of November, 2013
Let’s lift up His name, magnify His name, worship the King of kings, worship the Lord of lord, and begin to praise Him.
Begin to magnify Him, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored. Lift His name high, He is the Almighty God, give Him all glory, give Him all honors, give Him all adoration, bless His name.
Bless His name; King of kings, Lord of lords, Ancient of days, Unchangeable Lord, we lift you high.
We bless your holy name, we give you all glory, we give you all honor, we give you all adoration Lord.
Blessed be your holy name, Kings of kings and Lord of lords blessed be your holy name, thank you Ancient of days blessed be your holy name.
Thank You Jesus, thank you Father. We worship you; you are worthy to be praised, you are worthy to be adored, please be glorified forever.
Yes Lord we worship you, we magnify your holy name, thank you Daddy, thank you Almighty God, blessed be your name Lord…
In Jesus mighty name we worshiped.
I want you to lift your voice to God and say Father, please before this year end, give me a pleasant surprise….
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to him and say Father don’t let me carry any problem over into the coming year, don’t let me carry any evil into the coming year….….
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
You are high and lifted up,
There is no one like you (Halleluiah!)
You are high and lifted up,
There is no one like you (Halleluiah!)
Jehovah you are the most high (Halleluiah!)
King of kings; you are most high (Halleluiah!)
Lord of lords you are the most high, (Halleluiah!)
Redeemer you are the most high (Halleluiah!)
Physician you are the most high (Halleluiah!)
Provider you are the most high (Halleluiah!)
Elshadai you are the most high. (Halleluiah!)
Almighty God, King of kings Lord of lords, Ancient of days, Unchangeable changer, the Holy One of Israel, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Rock of ages, glory be to your holy name.
Thank you for January, Thank you for February, Thank you for March, Thank you for April, Thank you for May, Thank you for June, Thank you for July, Thank you for August, Thank you for September, thank you for October and Lord thank you for November.
Please accept our worship in Jesus name.
Father this year is going to an end, long before this year ends; let all our problems be over.
In the way that only you can do it; before the New Year, give us a pleasant surprise.
Tonight let us hear from heaven, send your word to us , heal us tonight, deliver us tonight, set the captives free tonight, save souls tonight, do something mighty tonight.
Father not only for us who are here but all those who are listening by Radio, by Television, on the Internet all over the world, today visit all of us in Jesus name.
At end of everything, let your name be glorified.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let someone shout a big halleluiah!
Prayer for those born in November
My Father and my God I want to commit your children born in the month of November into your hands, November is the eleventh month of the year; eleven is ten plus one, and so eleven is double grace plus extra.
For all these children; give them extra blessings, extra joy, extra testimonies, extra breakthroughs, in all areas of their lives, let their joy overflow and let their new year be extremely successful and let them serve you like never before.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
November children congratulation, God bless you.
This is the last Holy Ghost service of this year; that means there will be no Holy Ghost service the first Friday of next month, the reason being that next month is Congress time.
The congress this year will be from December 9th to -14th 2013 and the theme of the Congress is The OVERFLOW.
David said, Thou anointed my head with oil, my cup runs over.
Some people manage to survive, but some people leave in the overflow.
Physically; they overflow with health,
Materially; they overflow with blessings,
Spiritually; they overflow with anointing.
Just a little over a month from now, there will be someone here listening to me who will begin to overflow in every areas of life.
Do everything within your power to tell your friends, relatives including your enemies to attend this year congress.
It is going to be one of a kind; there have never be a one like it before, there may never be another one like it in the future, so don’t miss this year holy Ghost Congress, the theme is OVERFLOW.
The song we will be singing as we advertise the congress is simply:
I HEAR A SOUND FORM HEAVEN 2CE
MY BLESSINGS SHALL FLOW IN
I HEAR A SOUND FROM HEAVEN.
Genesis 1 V 1-3 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth, and the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, let there be light; and there was light.
The first time there was a sound in heaven, the very first time in the history of man that God spoke; what He said was let there be light.
And there was light.
So tonight in the Name that is above every other name, I am echoing the voice of my Father, as I say to you, in every facet of your life there will be light.
That first sound from heaven; let there be light of course could mean several thing but the basic thing is darkness get out of the way.
In Mark 10 v 46-52 the Bibles tells us that there was this blind man who was born blind and he heard that Jesus was passing by and so he began to cry; Lord have mercy on me!
And there was a multitude and when there is a multitude, there are all manners of noises but this man wanted to hear just one voice, one noise from heaven, when he finally got to the presence of Jesus Christ and he heard that sweet voice;
What can I do for you?
So that I might receive my sight,
The voice came from heaven,
Receive your sight.
Let there be light and immediately there was light.
In all areas of your life where there have been darkness, they will light tonight.
Let there be light means darkness depart,
In Mark 5 v 1-15 we have heard of him again and again this mad man of Gadara who has six thousand demons.
Six thousand forces of darkness holding him captive.
But one day Jesus came on the scene and the mad man heard a voice from heaven saying to the demons go.
Forces of darkness depart and they all departed.
It doesn’t matter how many forces of darkness has been tormenting you, today they will hear a sound from heaven, they will lose you and let you go in Jesus name.
When that first sound came from heaven; a new day was born, because the Bible say in the beginning God created heaven and the earth the earth was without form and empty, there was darkness all over the place but the moment he spoke, the first day began.
Psalm 30 v 5 says weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning.
The first sound you are going to hear from heaven today is that, you shall weep no more.
Thank you Father, the Lord say there is a student here tonight; He said the fire that the enemy started in your brain has been put out.
A new day, a new dawn, a new day of joy is dawning for someone here tonight.
I heard the testimony of one young man who wasn’t just born blind, he had no eye balls, where eyes were supposed to be were just empty sockets.
Then one great evangelist was holding a crusade that was to last a week.
And every night they took this boy there, the first night the man of God preached about the creative power of God, that God can create what was not there originally.
The faith of the boy jumped!
“That is what I need.”
But he left the crusade that night, he was still blind.
But when he woke up in the morning and he was washing his face; he discovered that the eyes where the socket used to be was very cold.
Incredibly cold because there was no blood flowing there, he felt some warmth there, he came to the crusade the second day
Nothing still happened other than that warmth.
But when he woke up the second day, he saw that something seems to be bulging where there is a socket.
The Third day he came to the crusade and suddenly he heard a voice from heaven that says you can open your eye now.
I am prophesying to someone here today, before Monday you will shout a big victory shout.
And then God spoke again in the same Genesis 1 v 4-5 He said and God saw the light and it was good and God divided the light from the darkness called the light day.
The darkness he called night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
God spoke again, another sound from heaven, he said light you will be day, darkness you will be night and I separate the two of you.
Second voice, the second sound that came from heaven is that there will be a separation between light and darkness.
A separation between you and your enemies; a separation between you and those who want to destroy you.
In Exodus 12 v 21- 36 the night that God was going to visit Egypt to destroy all the first born, He put a separation between the children of Israel and the children of Egypt.
So if you read Psalm 68 v 1-3 the Bible says let God arise and let his enemies be scattered.
He said as wax melt before fire, let the enemies melt before the Almighty God; He said but let the righteous rejoice.
Every one of you truly serving the Living God, between now and tomorrow morning, a definite separation will come between you and your enemies.
Those of you who are a little older you will remember the testimony when we were still in the second auditorium which is now the children auditorium.
A woman came from the next town for the convention and after we finished one night, she wanted to go home quickly to go and get something, on the way she entered into a bus not knowing she was being kidnapped.
So they took her and one other brother far into the jungle.
And they were doing all manners of atrocities to those people that were In front of them.
But then … they already took this woman they were already shaving her hair off in preparative to whatever they wanted to do but all of a sudden behind her back, the brother they picked with her began to speak in tongue and as he began to speak in tongues trouble came in the camp of the enemies.
Who brought this one here?
Where did they get them?
And they told him they got them in front of the Camp,
“Ah you took the wrong people!
Get away from here and immediately they set them free.
In the name that is above every other name, those who want to destroy you will hear a sound from heaven and they will release you.
There were several other sounds but because we have another meeting after this one, we will go to Genesis 1 v 20-21
It reads and God said (that I heard another sound from heaven)
Let the waters bring forth abundantly, the moving creature that has life and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
And God created great whales, and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
One of the sounds that came was the beginning of human race.
At the beginning of creation was when God said; bring forth plentiful, increase tremendously.
In the Name that is above every other name, tonight, you will hear a sound from heaven and that sound is going to say increase abundantly.
In 1 King 17 v 8-16 the widow of Zarepath had only one meal left which she wanted to prepare for herself and her son to eat and die.
But then a prophet of God came and for the first time in her life, she had a word of prophesy, she had a sound from heaven, a sound that said;
No! your oil is not going to dry up, it is going to increase abundantly. You flower is not going to extinct, it is going to increase abundantly and the abundant increase began.
In 2 King 4 v 1-7 another widow had two sons, and a lot of debts and the creditors have come and said if you don’t pay by tomorrow we are going to sell your sons.
She ran to the man of God and from the mouth of the man of God came a sound from heaven.
The sound that says: the little that you have will increase abundantly and before the end of that day she had paid her debt and she had enough to live on for the rest of her life.
I represent the Most High God today; I stand on this holy altar to prophesy to someone in the Name that is above every other name, all that you owe shall be paid and you will never lack again.
When you are looking for an example of increasing abundantly you will find it in the life of the children of Israel.
Genesis 46 v 26-27 says the numbers of souls that Israel brought into Egypt including Joseph who was already there were seventy.
Seventy souls came into a town but by the time you read Exodus 12 v 37 when they were leaving Egypt the Bible says the men alone numbered six hundred thousands, not counting women or children.
They came in as seventy; they left more than six hundred thousand.
I am believing the Almighty God for someone here tonight; before this time next year, you will look at yourself and said I don’t understand; I was very small last year, I was very small last year but now I have increased tremendously.
I give all the glory to the Almighty God for his faithfulness, because many at times when we read some of these things in the Bible there is a tendency for us to believe that can only happen in the old days.
But The Redeemed Christian Church of God started with twelve people.
But as long ago as 1981 when by his grace I became The General Overseer, we had forty Churches; one headquarters, thirty nine parishes in all together.
The convention we had in 1980; the total number of people who attended the convention in 1980 was a little over six hundred people and we thought that was big.
Today by the grace of the Almighty God we are in one hundred and seventy four Nations of the world.
There is a God, a God who can speak from heaven and suddenly little will begin to increase abundantly.
That God of The Redeemed Christian of God will speak to you tonight. He will say to you; increase abundantly.
And then there was another sound from heaven, and I love this one, let me read it to you from Genesis 1v 28
He says that: And God blessed them.
You know it is impossible to bless someone with your mouth close.
When you want to bless you open your mouth, a sound came from heaven to Adam and Eve and God says I bless you.
There is someone here tonight, you will hear a sound from heaven saying, you are blessed.
In Genesis 27 v 26-27 Isaac blessed Jacob and if you read that passage alone, you will know the meaning of blessing.
I think I have explained the meaning of blessing before;
A blessing is a summon to all the forces in heaven, all the forces on earth, all the forces underneath the earth to come and help you succeed.
I was telling my children yesterday, there is no bigger prayer than God bless you.
If God bless you does not solve your problems, nothing can.
Because when God blesses you, all the angels will begin to help you, even demons will begin to fight demons to make sure they clear your way for you.
I say tonight to every one of you who happen to be my children, God bless you.
You see you will find an example in Genesis 48 V 8-20 when Joseph brought his two children to his father in Egypt for blessing, the young one is Ephraim the elder is Manasseh.
In fact their father Joseph positioned the two of them so that the right hand of his father can lie on Ephraim and the left hand on Manasseh.
But his father crossed his hand.
And Joseph said to Jacob (because by then Jacob couldn’t see),
sir, no, you are putting the right hand on the wrong head,
Jacob said I know what I’m doing.
He said the younger is going to be greater than the elder.
He blessed them with his hands crossed.
I have always told my children when they ask me what is the meaning of the crossed hand?.
And I say I don’t know all the full meanings, but when your father wants to bless the two of you, put your head where your father’s right hand is.
That right hand carries tremendous power.
Within a short period of time, the blessings of Ephraim were ten times that of Manasseh; the young one has been blessed ten times more.
Well am raising my right hand to all my children tonight and am saying God bless you.
I have told you the story of one of my children who came to help me when I was at the university of Ilorin.
He came to help me repair all the electrical installation in my apartment and when he was about to leave, I said how much am I going to pay?
He said “how can I work for you and you pay?
He said all I just want from you is that you pray for me.
I have no money to travel back; you can give me money to travel back and pray for me that is all I want.
I said there is no need to pray for you. You have done this for me?
The Bible says you honor a prophet, you get a prophet’s reward.
I said my son God bless you.
I gave him money for transport; he had no money for transport that was how poor he was.
When I saw him two weeks later he was riding his own brand new car.
How did it happen?
He came down from the vehicle that brought him to Lagos at Iddo Motor Park.
And as he was coming out he saw one of his classmates, someone they studied together in College of Tech at Yaba.
Long time no see, what are you doing now?
That one says I am working in Dordon barracks, and you?
I am practicing electrical engineering.
The one in Dordon barrack said see me tomorrow,
He saw him tomorrow and things changed.
The one who will help you to reach your goal you will meet you this month.
Daddy says that there is someone here tonight; He said if you command that mountain tonight, I will help you move it into the sea.
Daddy asked me to give you two minute to command any mountain that you want out of your way…
In Jesus mighty name it shall be so.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said I created you to be a blessing and regardless of your situation you will be a blessing.
In Genesis 1 v 28 God blessed them and said unto them be fruitful and multiply and replenished the earth.
Another sound from heaven says be fruitful, multiply, replenish the earth.
You know in the songs 4v2 the Bible says clearly there shall be non-barren among the children of God.
When I got this revelation years ago, I told those who came to Shiloh hour that day, I said:
Lay your hand on your womb, command the womb and say womb you must obey God. It is a commandment from God that you are to be fruitful, and you must be fruitful.
But we are not just talking about the fruit of the womb again now, there are some brains that are not fruitful.
You know it takes one idea to make you a billionaire. And yet there are some brains that can go from one idea to another, idea keeps coming because they are fruitful.
Lay your hands on your head and say brain, hear the word of the Lord, be fruitful…
In Jesus mighty name.
In 2Kings 4v8-17 the Shunammite woman had everything except a child and she was hospitable, she was looking after Elisha the man of God, she even built a house for the man of God.
And then one day she had a sound from heaven, when the man of God said nine month from now you will have a son, she didn’t believe, but the sound didn’t come from man it came from heaven.
And a sound is coming to someone here tonight, physically you shall be fruitful, mentally you shall be fruitful, spiritually you shall be fruitful.
I have just returned from Britain and there was lot of testimonies, but I had one that made me dance.
One friend of mine a professor said sir,
You will remember that some time ago, I wanted to bring my secretary to you for prayers because she has been trusting God for the fruit of the womb but by the time I phone you, you were already on your way out.
But you said give her the phone let me pray for her and as I prayed over the phone, the Almighty God backed up the voice of His servant.
My friend said sir; she has given birth to triplet.
She heard a sound via the phone, now you are not hearing your own via the phone now you are hearing it direct;
You shall be fruitful, you shall multiply, you shall replenish the earth.
The same Genesis 1 v 28, He didn’t stop there, after He said God bless them, God said unto them be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over everything living thing hovering upon the earth.
Sounds from heaven say have dominion;
You know what that one means? Be in charge, take control.
In Exodus 12 v 30-32 we hear Pharaoh saying to Moses bless me also.
The one who used to control Moses came to him to beg for help.
In the Name that is above every other name, from tonight you will begin to control your controllers.
Each time I read Joshua 10 v 12 -14 when Joshua was fighting and the sun was about to set and he said I have not finished my assignment, if darkness falls my enemies will escape.
He said, sun stand where you are!
Moon stay where you are!
Nobody had ever done that before.
But God says have dominion, be in charge.
The problem with many of us is that instead of running from our enemy, we should be in charge.
David didn’t run from the lion; he said come Lion, I will beat you to death. Come Goliath I will cut off your head. Be in charge!
I was invited to come and preach in Denver Colorado in January of one year.
And if you know any Geography at all you will know that place can be very cold in January and I don’t like it cold.
God knows what He was doing when He made me a Nigerian.
I don’t like living in the cooler, some of you don’t mind living in Ice box, I prefer to have my weather like this.
“Daddy I have been invited should I go”? He said yes,
What are we going to do about the cold?
He said you go ahead I will go along with you.
Wherever you go as from now on, God will go with you.
From the day I arrived till the day I was about to leave people were wearing t-shirt because summer replaced winter.
Now the beauty of it was, my plane took off at 5pm, within two hours of my leaving, more than ten centimeter of snow fell because what God did was that He just suspended the snow until I got out of the way then He released it.
I prophesy to you today, whatever God has to suspend in other for you to reach your goal, shall be suspended tonight in Jesus name.
I want you to have some time to pray tonight, I want to leave Genesis, maybe one of this days, the Lord will allows to use SOUNDS FROM HEAVEN for Congress, so that we can spend a whole week to look at it.
I want you to look at 2King 7 v 1-11 you will hear Elisha saying to the people, he said within twenty four hours there will be abundance in Samaria.
At a time when things were so bad that women were eating their own children.
The man of God got up and said within twenty four hours there will be so much food nobody will want to buy.
Which caused an academician, the economic adviser of the king to say “how can that be?
Even if God opens the windows of heaven and begins to pour in food, how can that be?”
And the man of God said “you will see it only you won’t be part of it.
But the beauty of that story was that the Bible says there were four lepers outside the gate and they said to themselves why are we sitting down here until we die?
If we sit down here, hunger will kill us. There is no food in the city so don’t need to go into the city, let’s go to the camp of the enemies.
The worst they can do is kill us, after all if they kill us we will die quickly.
So they began towards the camp of the enemies. And as they were moving their legs were shuffling because they were lepers.
The Almighty God pick up the noise that there legs were making to heaven, amplified it and sends it to the camp of the enemy.
When the enemies heard the sound; they say they said ah!
A great army is coming and they fled, they left all their food, all their clothes, all their money and they ran.
God can speak, make a single statement in heaven; His children will hear one thing His enemies will hear another thing.
The children asked within twenty four hours your problems are over; the enemies heard within twenty four hours the attackers will come and overtake you.
One sound from heaven and immediately the siege was over.
Even if you don’t hear any other thing tonight, you are going to hear a sound that says the siege is over.
It could be a siege against your health; like in the case of the woman in Mark 5v 25-34 the woman with the issue of blood.
There was a siege against her health, the blood was dropping. A drop at a time continuously the enemy just decided that this woman was not going to get well, but the Almighty God lifted the siege.
Everyone here tonight, with any form of sickness, any form of disease, any form of pain, in the Name that is above every other name, the siege against your health is over.
It could be a siege against your finance’s like the same woman the Bible said she spent all she had on physician and instead of getting better she grew worse but in a single day the siege against her finances was lifted.
And I know what this can be; before I became born again I was a lecturer in the university, in those days lecturers were well paid and glory day will return.
So I had a car and I had a driver, I could afford a driver. But there was a siege against my money, I will pay the driver at the beginning of the month and by the fifteen of the month I will be borrowing money from him to buy petrol.
Then I met the Lord Jesus Christ and the siege was lifted.
Whatever is like siege that is draining your resources, that siege is ceased in your life today in Jesus name.
Maybe the siege is against your children, 2Kings 4v 1-7 the enemies was actually after the children of the widow, otherwise how could you come to a widow and say if you don’t pay our money within twenty for hours, we are going to sell your sons.
Why the sons?, the enemies knows that if he can deal with those boys then the family will have no future, no heritage, no legacy.
There might be one or two people here tonight, the enemy has decided to focus on your children, on your son or your daughter or your entire family, tonight the siege is lifted.
It could even be a siege against your destiny.
In Mark 5v 1-20 the mad man of Gadara, who would have thought that the plan of God for this man was to be an evangelist, the enemy knew that this man was going to be mightily use of God and decided that no, no!
Before he can become an evangelist let’s grab him. And to make sure that he will never become what God wants him to become, he didn’t send one demon, seven or ten, he sent six thousand.
But that man heard a sound from heaven and his destiny was full restored.
I know there are people here listening to me that you knew it deep within you, even when you were young that the plan of God for your life is for you to be great but now you look at yourself and you are growing old and there is no sign of greatness at all.
In fact you are merely surviving.
You will hear a sound from heaven from tonight, your destiny shall be restored.
Sound from heaven, children of God heard one thing, the enemy heard another.
Thank you my Father; it seems as if God is focusing on student because He is saying there is a student here tonight, He said one day you will be listed among the most brilliant people of the world.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said very soon you will compose your own song and the song will go something like this: Now the flood gates are open, I am more than a conqueror”
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said there are two words and the two words are sisters, they are relative. And He said the two will never occur in your life again, and the two words are failure and defeat.
Romans 6 v 23 the Bible says the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is life and is to be found in Jesus Christ.
If you are a child of the living God you will hear good news from heaven, but if you refuse to accept Him, you will also hear sound from heaven saying the wages of sin is death.
But tonight there is a sound from heaven coming to every sinner saying come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.
The Savior is still pleading saying there is an invitation, come and be safe from your sins.
Come let me wash away your sins, come let me give you a new beginning.
I know there are at least a few people here from the moment you step in something tells you “God is going to speak to me today.
I know I have to surrender to him tonight”.
Like the one who spoke before me said, he said the sound is not effective until you do something about it.
It is an invitation to you now, come and surrender your life to Jesus.
If you like accept the invitation, if you like ignore it, but if I were you, I will run forward now and give my life to Jesus Christ.
Come and cry unto Him and say Lord I have heard of your voice speaking of your love for me, and I want you Lord Almighty to draw me near, near your side so that I can wash in that precious blood, come quickly
As you come begin to pray, begin to cry unto Him and say Lord begin to have mercy on me, save my soul.
Lord have mercy, please be my Lord and savior.
Come this is your day of salvation, come and cry unto Him for mercy, for salvation, call on Him tonight.
Cleanse me with your blood; I will serve you for the rest of my life
Please the rest of us let us intercede for these people also that the savior who saved our souls will save their own souls also, that the Almighty God will be merciful unto them…
In Jesus name we have prayed.
In the mighty name of Jesus, I want to thank you for your word I want to thank you for this people who have come forward to surrender their live to you, you promise oh Lord, you will not cast out, please receive them in Jesus name, forgive them in Jesus name.
Cleanse them in your blood in Jesus name, save their souls, write their names in the book of life and from now on anytime they call on you please answer them by fire, from now on let them hear the sound of joy and let them serve you till the end please don’t let them backslide.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen
I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward tonight, I’m rejoicing with you because by the grace of God, I will be praying for you and very soon you will be receiving miracles that will show you somebody somewhere is praying for you, that is why I will need your name, your address @ your prayer requests.
PRAYER POINTS: 1. Praise God 2. Father, please speak light to my life 3. Father, put a solid divider between me and forces of darkness forever. 4. Father, command abundance into my destiny 5. Father, please pronounce a special blessing on me and my family tonight. 6. Father, command an end to fruitlessness in my home 7. Father, put me in total control of all situations in my life. 8. Father put an end to every form of siege in my life 9. Father, please command total victory for all my neighbors tonight. 10. Your own Individual requests.
… In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The Almighty God will grant your request, the light of God will shine into your lives, God will put a major barrier between you and darkness, from His throne in heaven, He will pronounce His special blessings on you.
In your entire family there will be no more bareness, there will be no more fruitlessness.
You will no longer labor in vain; the Almighty God will command abundance into your life.
From now on you will be controlling your controllers.
Every siege against your health, against your finances, against your family, against your destiny are cancelled now, it shall be well with you, your blessings shall overflow, you will never know sorrow again.
So shall it be and you will serve the Lord.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.
Let me hear somebody shout halleluiah!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
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Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Hebrews 13: 8