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Year 2008 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
NEW LEVEL OF BREAKTHROUGH
4th of January, 2008
In Psalm 67 v 5-7, the bible say let the people praise thee oh! Lord, let the people praise thee, then shall the earth yield her increase and God even our own God shall bless us. God shall bless us and all the ends of the earth shall fear him, there are blessings, and there are blessings; there are blessing that will cause people around you to fear. It is new level kind of blessing. And it is coming to the way of someone this year.
But for that to happen, the bible says let all the people praise God, so tell someone beside you, “you have to join me in praising God this year” and then go ahead and do exactly that, lift your mouth to the Almighty God , praise Him, let all of us praise Him, let everybody praise Him, young and old praise Him, girls and boys praise Him, male and female praise him, let all of us praise Him and the earth will fear Him, the kind of blessing that will make people to fear you, Lord God Almighty send it on us as we praise you tonight.
Let all of us praise Him, let all of us praise Him, give Him glory, give honour, praise Him, we praise you Lord, we give you praise Lord,king of glory we praise thee, ancient of days we praise thee, we give you all glory, we give you all honor, we give you all adoration, Lord God Almighty, you are worthy to be praise, you are worthy to be glorified, we praise you. We magnify your holy name Lord. In Jesus mighty name we worship.
I have a God who answers prayer
I have a God who answers prayer
I have a God who answers prayer forever more(Worship)
Lift your voice to him and say father, take me to a new level of answered prayers, let’s talk to the Almighty God … In Jesus name we have prayed.
You are the pillar that holds my life 2ce,
Alpha and Omega you are the pillar that holds my life… (Worship)
Lift your voice to him and say father, you are my pillar, I am starting well this year let me continue well and let me end you well, go ahead talk to the Almighty God…In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Am standing on the rock that never fails 2ce, halleluiah! (Worship)
Lift your voice to him and say father, don’t let me fail this year, don’t let me fail you, don’t let me fail my family, don’t let me fail myself, don’t let me fail your church, don’t let me fail this year, don’t let me fail. Lift your voice to him and cry unto him… In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I will lift up your name higher 2ce, oh!
Jehovah, Alpha and Omega, I will lift up your name higher… (Worship)
Lift up your voice to him, you have said that if I be lifted up , I will draw men unto myself, say father!, lift me higher this year, lift me closer to yourself, let’s talk to the Almighty God…In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
He has given me victory; I will lift him higher… (Worship)
Lift your voice to him and say father, the victories you have given me, let them be permanent, let’s talk to the Almighty God . . . In Jesus name we have prayed.
You are more than enough, oh! Lord, 2ce
Halleluiah! You are good, you are kind,
You are more than enough… (Worshipping)
Lift your voice to him and say father,, all that I need to serve you this year, health, wealth, joy, provide them abundantly, all that I need to serve you this year, provide more than enough…In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The earth reigned, let the earth tremble… (Worship)
Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say father anything that will challenge my new level, let the ground open up and swallow them, let me end this year shouting halleluiah…In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Now go to God and ask whatever you want for yourself, whatever you want him to do for you this year , tell him now… In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Go down on your knees now and let us worship him
Immortal God, invincible God, immortal God how great thou hart.
Jehovah shalom, the prince of peace, immortal God, how great thou hart. (Worship)
Immortal, invincible, the only wise God, alpha, Omega, beginning, ending, rock of ages, counselor, mighty God, everlasting father, prince of peace, glory be to your holy name.
Thank you for the New Year, thank you for a new beginning, thank you for a new joy, new blessings, new victories, new level of breakthroughs, glory be to your holy name. Answer our prayers tonight, save souls tonight, heal tonight, deliver tonight, set free tonight, perform miracles here tonight, let our joy over flow tonight, father I beg you on behalf of this your children, don’t let any of us fail this year, don’t let us fail you, don’t let us fail our families, don’t let us fail your church, don’t let us fail ourselves, let all be well. Thank you my father, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.
Let somebody shout halleluiah!
Am also praying for those of you who are listening to us on Lagos TV, every miracles that happens tonight will happen in your home also, and those you who are watching us from all over the world through the internet, since our God is not limited by space, you will also get your miracle even as you watch in Jesus name.
Very quickly before we continue, those of you who are born in the month of January stand up so that I can pray for you, let me hear you shout halleluiah! Father I want to thank you for your children who are born in the month of new beginning, in all their lives, let there be new beginning; let there be new beginning of health, new beginning of wealth, new beginning of joy, new beginning of answered prayers, let it be well with them and let them serve you to the end. In Jesus Might name we have prayed. Amen, praise the Lord! Congratulations to those of you born in January.
Ruth 3 v 1- 6 then Naomi her mother in law said unto her my daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee. And now is not Boas of our kindred, with whom maiden thou was behold he winnoweth barley tonight, wash thyself therefore and anoint thee and put thy raiment upon thee and get thee down onto the floor but make thyself not known to the man until he has done eating and drinking.
And it shall be when he lieth down that thou shall mark the place where he lie and you shall go in and uncover his feet and lay thee down and he will tell you what you shall do. And she saith unto her all that you have said I will do and she went onto the floor and did all that her mother-in- law had bade her.
I thank God for the first preacher, because he has almost preached my sermon. This makes me happy because it means as the work expands, if I have to miss one or two Holy Ghost services you will not means anything, because we have several people who will come and give the work of God in truth.
There are categories of breakthrough, in other words there are breakthrough and there are breakthroughs. In Gen .18 v 9-14 Abraham had a breakthrough but it was a delayed breakthrough, he had been waiting for twenty five years.
In Gen. 41 v 38 – 44 Joseph had a breakthrough but it was a delayed breakthrough; God had told him long ago that he will have that breakthrough.
In Exodus 3 v 1 – 15 Moses had a breakthrough but it was a delayed breakthrough, he knew that from the moment he was forty years old , that he was a special fellow sent to deliver the people of Israel, but his breakthrough was delayed for another forty years.
I pray for somebody here today, your breakthrough will no longer be delayed.
Now when you read Joshua 1v 1 – 8 when a messenger suddenly became a president without previous notice; that is a new level of breakthrough.
When you read 1Samuel 16 v11-13, when a Shepherd boy became a king within hours, without any previous notice, that is a new level of breakthrough, if you read Esther 2 v 15-18 when a slave girl became a queen, in a foreign land, that is a new level of breakthrough,
And I have good news for somebody today, you may not be expecting it, there may not be any prophesy concerning it, but I tell you in the name of the one who is greater than any other name, before the sun rises, you will have a new level of breakthrough.
Today we want to concentrate on Ruth, we want to use her as a case study as new level of breakthrough. Ruth came from the nation of Moab, Moab was a nation of terrible idol worshipers, when you read Numbers 21v 29, it is written concerning Moab, woe unto you Moab, for you are undone.
Moab is a nation that is already condemned forever by God, yet out of this condemned people, God pulled out a woman and turned her to be great grandmother of David, and as a result she became the great, great, great grandmother of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Now that is definitely a new level of breakthrough.
There is somebody here tonight, even you yourself do not have any hope for yourself, I promise you in the name that is above every other name, one day when they shall be mentioning the history of the world, they will mention your name.
Because I know all of us know the detail of Ruth, I will jump to what I must do in other to go to a new level of breakthroughs. What do I need to move to the new level of breakthroughs?
Number one, good counsel, the mother in law of Ruth gave her good counsel. What do I do with good counsel? The first thing of course is that you must hear it, Proverbs 20 v 18 every purpose is established by counsel. You need good counsel if you are ever going to have a breakthrough.
In fact Proverbs 24 v 26 it said with counsel make your war. In order words when you are going to war and I am sure many of you know we go to war every day. The business world is war zone and he say with counsel make your war.
The same Proverbs 24 v 6 says, he said there is safety in multitude of counselors, in other words God says counsel is very important but of all the counselors in the World, there is none like Jesus Christ. Isaiah 9 v 6 calls Him the wonderful counselor, in order words if you need sound counsel, get it from Jesus Christ.
I have told you the story about how God help me to write my thesis for my PhD, I have been working on the problem for eighteen months, it is a problem that nobody have ever solved before, so we don’t even know whether it has a solution or not, but when the Lord took over; the problem was over in five hours. That is why I am praying for you today, every problem in your life, before the sun the rises; the good wonderful counselor will give you a solution.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is some here listening to me tonight; he said the opening down opened before you will open wider.
Hear good counsel.
Number two, accept it, Proverbs 12 v 15, the bible say he that harkens to counsel is wise. Many of you are already wise, intelligent, highly qualified but Proverbs 9 v 9 says if you will instruct the wise, he will be yet wiser. Proverbs1 v 8 the Almighty God said my son keep my instruction.
Receive good counsel from the elders. The elders say if a child has as many cloths as an elders, he will not have has many rags. In other words there are certain things that is only experience, can teach. When a counsel is coming from someone who is older than you, no matter your level of education, listen!
And in any case there is nobody who is older than the one called the ancient of days.Daniel 7 v 9 calls Him the ancient of days, receive instruction from him.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said I should tell you be alert, it is harvest time for you.
When God says in Proverbs 11v 24 – 25 when he says the miser will go poorer but that the liberal soul will make fat. To the modern mind that does not make sense, the modern mind will say what I have I owned? The ancient of days there is he that scattered yet increased, that is counsel from the ancient of days.
Many of us are where we are today because we are tight fisted, open you’re your hand, you never can tell when God wants to drop something into your hand. I have told you the story of one of our pastor; years ago I went to visit him, all I was expecting from him is a bottle of coke. At that time the bottle of coke was sold for about five kobo, and I have in my pocket a gift that I wanted to give him that was in naira, hundred kobo. I got there I greeted him and he greeted me back, he kept on greeting me and gave me nothing, me too I kept my money in my pocket, I got up to go and I greeted him and greeted him and left. I got to the petrol station nearby, bought two bottles of coke for ten kobo and kept the remaining ninety kobo in my pocket.
He lost hundred kobo because he refuses to give five kobo. I pray the grace to be liberal God will give to you tonight.
Receive, hear good counsel, which is one of the reason I advised that you don’t miss any of the Holy Ghost service this year.
Number three do it, James1 v 22 it said you must not be hearer only but doer of the word. Don’t just hear what God has to say, learn to do it, the man who spoke before me say learn to obey simply. Simple obedience! Hear the counsel, receive it, do it. InDeuteronomy 28 v 1- 2
Thank you father, amen and amen. The Lord said there is someone here tonight and that fellow will be joining me, God said I will visit you repeatedly this year.
In Deuteronomy 28 v 1- 2 the word of God says if you will hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, to observe and to do all that I commanded you this day, then, I will lift you up high among all nations. And then he said blessings will follow you and over take you.
Blessing will be so many and you will be running and they will be pursuing you and overtaking you. You hearken, you observe and you do. Joshua 1v 8, it says if you will meditate on the word of God day and night, it said then will make your way prosper, and you will have good success. You must do the word. Hear it, receive it! Do it!
The man who spoke before had already spoken on Luke 1v 27, at thy word oh Lord, whatever say you Lord, I may not understand, it might not make sense, you are the ancient of days, you are wiser than I, whatever you say, I will do. That is all you need, now let us now look now look at the counsel that Naomi gave Ruth, that change a woman from a forsaken nation to the great grandmother of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said change for the better in your life will come so fast that you will weep for joy.
What is the counsel of Nomi to Ruth; number one she said to her, wash yourself be clean. This is the counsel of the Almighty God to you, be save, let the blood of Jesus Christ wash you clean, you cannot continue in sin and say grace abound.
You cannot get a breakthrough until you are saved don’t deceive yourself. You know the story in Mark 2 v 1-12, when they brought that man who was paralyzed from neck downwards to Jesus, the first thing He said to him was your sins are forgive thee, if your sins are not gone, your breakthrough cannot come. If you are expecting miracles from God and you want to continue in sin, you are deceiving yourself. You have to wash in the blood of the lamb and be clean. The bible say in 2Corithians 5 v 17 only when a man is in Christ that’s when he becomes a new creature, it is only then that old things pass away and all things become new creature, it is then that old thing passes away and all thing become new.
So if you are here, and you are not born again; when the time comes, surrender your life to Jesus.
The first advice is wash, second one is anoint yourself Anointing is talking in the Holy Spirit, anointing is so important, that when you read Matthew 3v16 -17, the bible say immediately Jesus was baptized, the heavens open and the Holy Spirit came upon him.Act 10 v 38 it said how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and power, who went about doing good and healing all those who was oppressed of the devil, for God was with him.
You need the Holy Spirit and I pray for you today, that before you leave here, the Holy Spirit will come upon you. When you seek the Holy Spirit like never before, when the anointing come upon you. Then all yoke in your life will be destroyed.
Thank you father, daddy says there is someone here, he said from tonight; the word stagnation will leave your vocabulary.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight, he said where you are very, very low, he said I will reach out to you and lift you up.
Anoint our self. Seek the anointing that comes from the Holy Spirit and that anointing will destroy every yoke in your life. According to Psalm 23 v 5 then you will be able to enjoy your new level in peace.
David said thou prepared a table before me in the presence of my enemies, thou anoint my head with oil my cup runneth over. What is the use of the new level if the enemies won’t allow you to enjoy it? The anointing that will silence enemies may God release to you tonight in Jesus name.
So number one Naomi said to Ruth was; number one wash yourself, number two, anoint yourself, number three dress up.
Now “dress – up” there could have more than one interpretation. Number one according to Colossian 3 v 9-19
The Lord says there is someone here tonight; he said irrespective of your present circumstances, you will still be my champion.
Colossian 3 v 9 -10, it says after you have put off the old man, you will put on the new man. When you wash when you are about to take your bath, you remove your cloth. When you are born again, you remove all your old ways, you can’t say you are born again and continue to lie as you use to lie and continue to cheat as you use to cheat, and fornicate as you use to fornicate.
No, no when you say you are washed in the blood of the lamb you will put away the old ways. But after taking your bath, then you dress up and the new dress you are putting on is the new man, made in the image of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Secondly “dress up yourself”, could mean put on the whole armor of God Ephesians 6 v11-17 tells you the amour you are to put on, he said you are to put on the girdle of truth, let your loin be gird with the girdle of truth, that girdle of truth is Jesus.
John 14 v 6 he said I am the way the truth and the life, let your girdle be Jesus, you are to on the breast plate of righteousness, and that breast plate of righteousness is Jesus.
1Corithians1v 30 said Jesus has been made unto us righteousness, he said your feet, is to be shut with the booth of the gospel, the gospel of peace, and we know that Jesus is the prince of peace.
The bible says you are to carry the shield of faith. According to Hebrew12 v 2 Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith, he said you are to wear the helmet of salvation faith and we know that Jesus Christ is the savior Matthew 1v 21.
And then he said your sword must be the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God and we know that Jesus Christ is the word of God because John1v1-14 tells us that in the beginning was the word and the word was with God, and the word was made flesh and it dwelt among us and we know that that is the Lord Jesus Christ. When he says dress up, he is saying wear Jesus; wherever people see you let them see Jesus, in your word; Jesus, in your thought; Jesus, in your action; Jesus. Let your behavior spell Jesus.
I have told you the story of one small child who ran home excitedly, told his parent, I saw Jesus in church today! I saw Jesus, and the parent said describe him; by the time he finished describing Jesus, they discovered he was describing the pastor.
Why did you call him Jesus? she said because he help me to tie my shoe.
She saw in the action of the pastor, something that Jesus would have done.
I pray that in this year even when the devil sees you coming he will think it is Jesus that is coming.
Dress up means put on the new man, the new man is Jesus and dress up could also mean according to Revelation 19 v 7- 8 the bible says that the dress the bride of Christ will wear is called the righteousness of saints. In order words they say wherever you go, wear righteousness.
So the mother in law said was that is the saved; anoint yourself, get the anointing that comes from the holy spirit, there, wear the new man, wear Jesus, wear righteousness. Then she said when you get to the floor where the husband to be is harvesting, observe where he lays down. How many of you know that you have a future husband? what is his name? JESUS!
He said observe where your future husband lays down, you know what that means? From now on make sure you only worship in a church where Jesus is.
It is not every church that belongs to Jesus, they may have a name that says they are a church, find out, is Jesus there? Revelation 3 v 20 Jesus said behold I stand at the door and I knock, that particular church has already shut out Jesus, the owner of the church is outside knocking. Not every church is a church of Jesus Christ. Observe where Jesus is. How do I know a church where Jesus is? I will give you some signs; number one, the word of God will be preached there.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is somebody here He said you have a beautiful secret ambition, he said I will help you bring it to pass.
The Lord said there is somebody here He said this year you must expect a chain reaction of breakthroughs.
Amen and amen.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said I will reposition you for special favors this year.
When you go to a church and a preacher is preacher is preaching and from beginning to the end maybe he quoted one or two verses, leave that place.
It is the word of God that will last forever, not stories, not human philosophy, no matter how beautiful the oratory of the preacher, if he does not keep on referring you to the bible get out of there. Because the word of God is clear, heaven and earth will pass away, the preacher will pass away, human philosophy will pass away, all the motivational talk will pass away, but the word of God will stand forever.
How do I know where God is, how do I know where Jesus his? There will be constant speaking from the Lord. Revelation 19 v10 he said the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophesy, you will hear thus says the Lord, if Jesus is there he will speak there. How do I know if the prophesying is true or not, no problem, if it doesn’t come to pass it is not of God, if it is of God it is forever settled. And I am prophesying to someone here in the name of any other name; this is the beginning of your joy.
Where Jesus is, miracles must happen there, because his name is wonderful and like I told you before in the original before they translated it to English, what they wrote inIsaiah 9 v 6 is that his name shall be called miracles, it is when the translator said how do you called somebody a miracle, well let’s put there; is name shall be called wonderful. Well whether miracles or wonderful, something wonderful will happen to someone here tonight.
When Jesus sits all he has to do is speak the word only and it will come to pass.
I remember the testimony of two of my children, husband and wife, they came they said they wanted children. I said well what kind of child do you want, the husband said boy, the sister said a girl. They said it simultaneously, I said okay then you will have a twin. Nine month later they had a set of twin; a boy and a girl. I speak to you today, that which your heart desire, my father will give unto you.
Where Jesus is, prophesy will come to pass.
You remember the story of that girl who came to the Holy Ghost service, with her passport and her form because she wanted to apply for American visa and the word of God came that there is someone who wanted to go and apply for visa; and God it is already granted. She said thank you Lord.
The following Monday she went to the embassy and the embassy officer looked at the form and said I can’t give you the visa and the girl said but it is already given. And the visa officer laughed and said; who is your father? And she said my father is pastor Adeboye, he said “your father is even a pastor”; I thought you are going to say your father is a bishop, governor or president. Go away from here!
Reluctantly she turned to go and the visa officer called her back and said because you made laugh I will give you the visa. Because you made me laughed!
I decree to someone here tonight, every good thing that you have been refused, will be approve in Jesus name.
So Naomi said to Ruth, observe where he laid down. Make sure you know where Jesus is.
And then approach him only after he had eating and done with drinking. Very Good advices, before you approach Jesus Christ for your new level of breakthrough give Him food. What kind of food does Jesus wants? Souls! John 4v 31- 34 he said my meat is to do the will of Him that sends me and to fish His work. When he was winning the soul of the Samaritan woman he said this is my meat is soul wining. Go out this year and win soul, preach to everybody you meet on the way, that is the food of Jesus Christ. The bible says he that winneth soul is wise, the bible soul says he chooses soul winner.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is a lady here tonight; he said I will use your case to show the world that I can bring children out of stones.
In John15 v16 he said you have not chosen me I have chosen you and ordain you and that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit will remain. He chose fruit bearer, give him food, give him soul, win soul, make soul winning your daily habit
And then give him drink, what is his drink? His drink is praise. Psalm 50 v 23 he said whosoever offers praise glorifies me. His drink is praise, the bible say he inhabit the praises of His people.
Psalm 65 v1 tells you of how you could even invite Jesus into your home, when we are observing where he is lying, come and lie down in my house and how can we tell him to come, tell him praise await you in my house, when you come to me you are not going to hear any grumbling, in the morning I will praise you, in the afternoon, I will praise you, in the night I will praise you. Come to my home.
Those who want Jesus to abide with them let me hear you shout halleluiah!
The Lord says there is somebody here tonight, He said don’t lose hope your tomorrow is glorious and bright.
Then Naomi said to Ruth, lay at his feet; the implication of that is tremendous. If you want the Almighty God to take you to the next level of breakthroughs, you have to humble yourself. Humble yourself at the feet of Jesus. It is at his feet that you get salvation; it is at his feet that you get healing and victory, promotion…. Learn to stay at his feet.
Learn to study at his feet. In Matthew 11 v 28 – 30 when He said come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest, He said take my yoke on you and learn of me, He said for I am meek and lowly. God is not going to promote someone who is not humble. Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God and He will promote you in due course.
Normally, it is a man who is supposed to go and seek for a wife, but here, Naomi is turning the tide; she said you go and seek out. Some says if you are expecting something that has never happen before you must do what somebody had not done before.
What is this passage saying? The passage is saying seek and you will find, Don’t sit down at home expect miracles, I encourage you to go out boldly this year and get your miracle, the bible says we have to boldness to enter into the holiest. The bible says we are to come boldly to the throne of grace. Go to God and pray the prayer of boldness. Say “Lord I want this now”
Change your prayers, you are no beggars, you are children of the most high God, when you are going to that office, command that the gate will lift up their heads, tell all the everlasting doors that will block your way to lift up their head because the king of glory is about to come in. Anytime you want to apply for something include in your prayers that the one who object to your next level will not come to work. The word of God says you shall decree a thing and it shall be established unto you.
How many of you are willing to decree to have a major breakthrough before the end of this month?
Move to a new level of prayer, I have told you the story before when my last son was very small, his actions taught me a new level of prayer.
I have a room in my house, my prayer room. All that is there is just a mat, no air conditioner. I don’t want it to be too comfortable so I don’t fall asleep. When I am in that room nobody disturb me, so when it gets hot, I can remove my cloth nobody is going to disturb. Nobody, except that my boy! I will be there on my face praying for Nigeria, praying for the church, asking for big things and he will come in; and say daddy I want biscuit, I will say go to your mother go and get biscuit, he will say no daddy I want biscuit and the most stupid thing is to beat him because he won’t go and he will begin to cry and that is the end of prayer.
Because he will say answer him I would have to say alright this is what you want take go so that can continue with my own, from him I learnt, that I can go to the most high God and tell Him I know you are, controlling the universe, you are busy with the universe. But before you continue what you are doing, settle my case now.
How many of you believe God will settle your case tonight? Many of our prayers are the prayers that God will listen and will say this person is not serious. His case is not urgent. We will come to his case later.
My own case is not going to be later, it has to be now and I am not going to let you go oh! Lord until you have done my own.
Some people wait for their ship to come in, some people swim out to the ship and bring them in, some people knock at the door timidly, and if it is not open immediately they leave, some of us have learnt to keep on knocking in until the door is opened.
Let me ask you a question before we pray, how many of you are tired of where you are now? How many of you want to go higher, let me hear you shout halleluiah!
Are you tired of sickness, are you tired of pain, are you tired of sorrow, are you tired of failure?
My daddy told me son I will do a new thing. How many of you are ready for a new thing from the Lord? Are you ready to pray new prayers? Are you ready to seek and find? Let me hear you say halleluiah!
I have not finished the story but we will continue from their next month. In the main time, those of you who want to give your life to Jesus, remember the first advice. Wash! Let your sin be cleanse that you miracle might come quickly.
If you are out there and you have not given your life to Jesus. Or you claim that you are born again and you are leaving in sin, come now, the blood of Jesus cleanses from all sin. Come to Him and He will wash you clean. I will count from one to ten, if you are not here by the time I say ten, I know you don’t want to come, and you want to postpone. And that is up to you, come now.
Talk to Jesus Christ ask him to save your soul ask him to have mercy on you, I will do your will, be my savior and be my Lord, remove this burden of sin from me, let your blood wash me and make me clean. Save my soul Lord and have mercy on me…
In Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
Almighty God we thank you for your word, we thank you for these people who have come to surrender their lives to you today. Father on their behalf; accept our thanks in Jesus name. father you promise that whosoever will come unto you , you will in no wise cast out, they have to you today, receive them in Jesus name, forgive them in Jesus name, let your blood wipe away all their sins in Jesus name, save their soul today in Jesus name. Write their names in the book of life in Jesus name. And from now on give them a brand new beginning in Jesus name. Thank you my father, in Jesus name we have prayed.
Are you ready to pray the new level of prayer lift up your voice to Him and say father, I know you can do all things, I want my own miracles now. Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. In Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
Almighty God we thank you for the mighty thing you are doing I our time, thank you for miracles, thank you for thank you for signs and wonders, thank you for salvation, thank you for healings, thank you for breakthroughs, glory be to your holy name Lord. Accept out thanks in Jesus name. This is the thanks giving of your children, father bless it, sanctify it and use it for your glory in Jesus name. All your children who have giving you this morning, don’t let them ever borrow again. Wherever their blessings may be hanging; release now in Jesus name. Every one of you here tonight by next month your testimonies will be greater than all these, so shall it be. God will go with you, His peace will abide with you, on your way there will be miracles, at home there will be miracles, at your place of work there will be mighty miracles so shall it be and when I see you again, your joy will be greater than tonight. In Jesus name we have prayed.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
DIVINE STRATEGY TO BREAKTROUGH
1st of February, 2008
Thank you Jesus, blessed be your holy name, you are worthy to praise, you are worthy to be adored. You are worthy to be magnified. Glory be to your name Lord, thank you Father… in Jesus mighty name we worship
In the name of Jesus send thy light; send thy light into my life… (Singing)
The Lord Jesus Christ said I am the light of the world, he that follow me shall not walk in darkness open your mouth and say father send your light into my life this year don’t let me walk in darkness, let’s talk to the Almighty God… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
You are high and lifted up; there is no one like you. Halleluiah! Halleluiah! Halleluiah!… (Singing)
Jehovah you are the most high… (Singing)
The Lord Jesus Christ said if I be lifted up will draw all men unto myself, lift your voice and say to him, father I have lifted you up tonight, lift me up also… let’s talk to the Almighty God…
When Jesus says yes! Nobody can say no! … (Singing)
I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God and say father every doors I knock at this year, let it be open unto me, let’s talk to the Almighty God… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I am serving the God of miracles, I know, yes I know… (Singing)
Lift your voice to Him and say father, every day of this year fill my life with miracle signs and wonders. Go ahead and talk to the Almighty God… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
There is no power like that of Jesus… (Singing)
Lift your voice to him and say father you are the Almighty God, every power against me, silence them. Open your mouth and pray to Him…in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
Come down oh! Lord and manifest your power… (Singing)
Lift your voice to Him and say father, come and answer us with your fire tonight. Open your mouth and speak to the Almighty God… in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
Call on Him and say father, let all my journeys this year, let it be peace, safe and very, very pleasant. Open your mouth and pray to the Almighty God… in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
I have a God who never fails… (Singing)
Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say father don’t let me fail in everything I do this year. Open your mouth and pray to the Almighty God… in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
Now go to the Almighty God and tell him and ask Him for what you want Him to do for you this month, He is already here, he cannot fail. Ask for something mighty this month… in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
Let’s go before the only one who can answer prayers;
There is none holy as the Lord… (Singing)
Holy is the Lord, Holy, holy, holy, holy is the Lord. ..(Singing)
The God of Abraham, the God of Jacob, the God of Elijah, the God of Elisha, the God of Daniel, the God of Peter, the God of Paul, our God, king of kings, Lord of Lords, the I am that I am, the ancient of days, the Lion of the tribe of Judah the rock of ages, the unchangeable changer, glory be to your holy name, glory be to your holy name.
Thank you for January, thank you for bringing into February, thank you for everything that you have done for us this New Year. Accept our thanks in Jesus name.
Tonight father, manifest your power, save souls tonight, heal tonight, deliver tonight, set free tonight. In all our lives, tonight and for the rest of the year, let everyday be full of miracle, signs and wonders and all forces that the enemy may want to arraign against us, silence them in Jesus name. Father tonight, we pray for Kenya; you are the prince of peace. Because of your children there, send peace to Kenya. Almighty God, send peace to Kenya.
Thank you for Nigeria, thank you for peace, thank you stability, thank you for all that you have done for us, thank you for the last election, thank you for taking control, let the peace continue in Jesus name and please Lord, lay your Mighty hands on our president. My father and my God we are committing Ogun state in particular in your hands let there be no more accident, let there be no more tragedies. Father put an end to arm robbery in this state, all your children who are here tonight, let each of us go home with a testimony. Thank you my father, glory be to your name, in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
Let somebody shout halleluiah!
For those of you who are listening to us via the internet or over the television, every blessings of tonight will be extended to you in Jesus name.
Ruth 3v1- 6 And Naomi her mother –in –law said unto her my daughter shall I not seek rest unto thee that it might be well with thee and now is not Boas of our kindred of whom thou maidens thou hart, behold he winnoweth barley tonight in the threshing floor, wash thyself therefore and anoint thee and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee thou to the floor, but make not thyself known unto he shall have done eating and drinking and It shall be when he lieth down that thou shall mark the place where he lieth and thou shall go in and uncover his feet and lay thee down and he will tell thee what thou shall do, she said unto her all that thou sayest unto me I will do and she went down to the floor and did according to all that her mother in law bade her.
Last month we began to discuss a new level of breakthrough. And we learnt certain things which I will go over quickly before I continue, we learnt that there are categories of breakthroughs; that there are delayed breakthrough and there are special breakthrough and we believe God since God says he wants to do a new thing, that he will move all of us to a new level of breakthroughs and we said to move to a new level of breakthroughs, you need certain things, first is, you must have good counsel because the bible says, every purpose is established by counsel, so you must hear good counsel and then you must accept the good counsel, because the bible says he that harkeneth to counsel is wise and not only must you accept the counsel you must do as you are advised, you must not be a here only but you must be doer of the word.
Then we took a look at the counsel of Naomi to Ruth. the counsel of Naomi to Ruth was one; wash be clean and we said that the blood of Jesus Christ cleanse us from all sins, two; anoint yourself, that means seek the anointing that comes from the holy spirit. Three; dress up, which could mean put off the old man and put on the new. It could also mean put on the whole amour of God. It could also mean wear righteousness as a garment.
And then she said observe where he lays down, we said this means that we must note where our future husband Jesus Christ is, we said Jesus Christ is the word of God, we must worship where we can hear the word of God is been preached, where God speaks not man speaking, where every sermon will be related to the word of God; Where we will be discussing the bible, and not human philosophy.
And then she said you must approach him only after he has eaten, and we said we must offer the Lord Jesus Christ his kind of food; which is winning souls.
She said you must approach him only after he has taken some drink; and that the wine that Jesus loves is praise and then he said after you have done all these, lay at his feet, we said we must learn to stay at the feet of Jesus Christ to learn from him.
Come to the foot of the cross to be washed by his blood, we said all these things are the advice that Naomi gave to Ruth to bring her to a new level of Breakthrough.
The man who spoke before us tonight, told us that even though doors might be open but there will be obstacles to overcome for us to be able to walk into the open doors into our breakthrough and if there is anything the story of Ruth tells us is that there is a strategyinto going into your breakthrough and we see here the importance of strategies.
In Proverb 24 v 6 the bible says with counsel make thy war. Breaking through to your next level is going to require some struggle but the struggle will be easy if you go about it strategically.
Eccl.7 v19 made it clear that one wise man is stronger than ten mighty men. The elders have a saying that the one who is strong but has no wisdom, Is like a lazy man. The wisdom to break through to the next level, I pray that the Almighty God will release it to you tonight in the name of Jesus. Eccl. 9v16 says that wisdom is better than strength. InEccl.9 V 18, the bible say wisdom is better than weapons of war.
Wisdom is what we need this year more than ever before, for us to be able to breakthrough to the next level, so that before this year ends our colleagues will be wondering how you did it, so shall it be in Jesus name. In Eccl. 10 v10 the bible says if you are cutting a wood and the axe is blunt, then you have to apply more strength, in other words if you will only be wise and sharpen your axe, then it will become easier for you to cut down the tree.
When I was younger and people want to cut down a log of wood, for days you will see hefty men with big muscle going after the tree, four days at times they are still on one tree, but now one man with an electric saw can cut down a hundred trees in one day.
I am praying that the wisdom you need so that not only will you breakthrough to the next level but you will do easily, the Almighty God will give it to you today.
I want to talk to you for a short period of time, what I want to say tonight will not be very long so that you will be able to remember it on “divine strategy to breakthrough to the next level”.
Thank you father, the Lord wants me to tell someone; he said those who are trying to weary you in the race towards your destiny, the Lord says I will retire them.
The Lord also says that there is someone here; he said that dying project will have a major revival. I believe God is still talking to the same person. He said I will turn your captivity and fill your mouth with laughter again.
I believe the Lord is still talking to the same person, he said the changes for the better that it is coming your way will be so fast that you will think you are dreaming.
We want to talk about divine strategy, you see because human strategy can fail, the Almighty God has ways to do it that human wisdom can be render useless, you know the story of Ahithophel, in 2Samuel15 v 31 when Ahithophel turned against David. David prayed to God and said that God will turn the counsel of Ahithophel to foolishness. Every counsel; against you too, every counsel that will not let you have your breakthrough the Almighty God will turn it to foolishness. Before that time Ahithophel was the wisest man in the land, but when God intervene, Ahithophel end his life by hanging himself. And I stand on the word of God, every counsel that will not let you reach your next level; the Almighty God will turn to foolishness.
So the counsel of man may fail but the counsel of God will never fail. The wisdom of God can never fail and the interesting thing about the strategies of God is that they may not make sense. When God says this is the way I want you to do it. This is the way I want you to go it may be completely contrary to the way the people of the world do it. In Isaiah 55 v 8-9 God said my ways are not your ways, my thought are not your thought, however as the heavens is higher than the earth so are my ways higher than your ways and my thought higher than your thought, I want somebody to say; Father show me your way.
If you look at what Naomi said to Ruth you will say wait a minute what is this woman trying to do? You are sending your daughter in law to go and lie down at the feet of another man at night, have you forgotten in Israel when a woman is cut in adultery she will be stone to death?
How will Ruth be able to prove that she is not a harlot? When you see a man sleeping and you went and open his legs and you lay down there. What are you trying to do mother in law? But it was God guiding Naomi.
Let somebody say one more time, God show me your way. Many of the ways of God don’t make sense to human beings but those who follow that way they always excel. For example in Proverb 11v 24 He said there is he that scattereth and yet does increaseth. That doesn’t make sense; how can I be scattering the few that I have and you say I keep on increasing but that is the way of the Lord, it doesn’t make sense to pay your tithe, for a very long time after I became born again, I didn’t pay my tithe because it didn’t make sense; hundred percent is not enough to spend, now you want me to give you ten percent of it. I said these pastors are very clever but they don’t know I am a mathematician, how can ninety percent be better than hundred. Thank God that he loves me.
Let somebody say God show me your way.
Right from the time I start paying my tithe, devourer stop coming, useless visitors stop coming. All the things that I was spending money on that I thought I was enjoying they ended. Suddenly I found that with ninety percent with God’s blessings if far, far more than hundred percent with God’s curse. Every curse upon your life will be cancelled this year.
One other thing you need to know about God’s strategies before I tell you is that they always work. When you try to do it your way you fail. When you do it God’s way it is impossible to fail. Let me give you one example or two in Joshua 7v1-5 Joshua decide to attack Ai using his own method, it is a small town, no problem let’s send some few men to handle it. And the enemy defeated them and they came back to God, God show me your way, God said you’ve forgotten that before, okay come back to me and I will show you to do and he show them what to do and they won easily.
If you look at Joshua 6 v 1-5, God told Joshua, you see this big wall of Jericho, if you will do it my way you will do it easily and Joshua said, I am ready for instructions and the Lord began to say step by step. Because that is one thing about the strategies of God, the strategies of God are easy to understand, he would say step one do this, step two do this, step three do this…
Naomi said to Ruth , number one wash yourself, anybody can understand that, number two anoint yourself, number three dress yourself. Very simple instruction! God said to Joshua In day number one walk round Jericho don’t say a word, that is easy to understand, second day do the same. Do that for six days, you understand he said yes. Seven day go round seven times, so simple! After you have gone round it the seventh time, then shout, it doesn’t make sense. This is a mighty wall, what is somebody walking round going to do? Just do what He says, they did it and the wall fell. They don’t understand how, all that it is important is that it happened.
Brethren I don’t know how God is going to take you to the top but I believe the Almighty God for those of you who are here in particular, before the end of this year, you will be singing from the top. If you believe that say amen loud and clear.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He asked me to tell you no more bad dreams.
He said there is someone here he said what you need is a complete body overhaul, the Lord said before the sunrises I will do that one for you.
The Lord said there is someone here he said you have wept for a long time for sorrow, He asked me to tell you, you will weep for a long time for Joy.
So, divine strategy from God is always easy to follow, step by step, line upon, precept upon precept, So that even a fool can follow.
Now if you play your part, God will do the rest. Play your part, follow his instructions, I can guarantee you God will do the rest. In 1Samuel 17 v 45-51 David said to Goliath he said the battle is the Lord’s and He will hand you over to me, but then David did his own part he let go the stone from the sling, as a matter of fact he ran to battle and I want to let some people to know who are here tonight, if you are not here last night for the holy communion service try and get the tape.
Opportunities are coming your way this year but you have to run to grab them. Many opportunities will come, run to get them. It is the one who is quick who will get most of them.
God will anoint your feet so that you will be able to run and grab this opportunities. David ran to battle, he released the stone, it hit the head of Goliath and Goliath fell down. Now David did not wait to find out whether he fainted or not he ran further grabbed his sword and cut off his head, now that the head is gone, this man is truly dead. I have good news for someone here tonight, all the opportunities you have lost, God will restore them and this time around you will cease them in Jesus name.
The Almighty God will help you do what you cannot do, but that which you can do; he will not help you to do it that is important.
When Jesus got to the tomb of Lazarus in John11v 39 – 44 Lazarus was dead, he has been dead for four days, he couldn’t help himself. Jesus said to the men there, roll away the stones, Lazarus was not the one who rolled away the stone, it is God who got someone to do it.
Every stone that is blocking your way to breakthrough, God will send people who will roll it away.
Then God spoke, he sent his word, the word entered into the grave yard and resurrected Lazarus. God has already spoken to someone tonight; He said your project that is dying will have revival. I believe that is already done, God has spoken to someone tonight, He said he will give you a complete body over haul, I believe that is already done.
Then Lazarus came back to life. Do you know Jesus did not send anybody to bring him out? He will do for you what you cannot do for yourself and if Lazarus did not come out of the grave he would have died again of hunger, God will open doors for you, he will send help for you but he will not do for you what you can do for yourself.
Naomi didn’t say to Ruth, go into the bathroom wait for me there I will come and wash you, no she said wash yourself. She didn’t say when you have finish washing come to me so that I can anoint you, no, no she said anoint yourself. She didn’t say come and I would dress you, she said dress yourself. Everything that you can do for yourself, God will not do for you. I am assuring you that God would open doors for you this year, but do you know that means get ready for hard work? If you can work hard I can guarantee you if you that the Lord will visit you, how many of you are ready for hard work this year? Get ready for prosperity, do I hear you say amen loud and clear!
I want to share with you only three strategy of God; number one what do I do so that all my prayers will be answered. Will not be beautiful brethren if all our prayers are answered. If I know that every prayers I pray will be answered that will be good.
There is a strategy, Divine strategy, and it is in John 3 v16 God asked you to do only three things and I will answer all your prayers.
Number one He said go, number two He said win soul, number three, He said follow up the soul until they become established. That is all, God said do all these three things, and then if I don’t answer all your prayers call me a liar. It is in there John 15 v16 He said you have not chosen me, I have chosen you, there are many people in your family but I have chosen you, there are many people in your town but I have chosen you. There are several people with the same qualification but I have chosen you, I have ordained you I have make you special. Even if you don’t know your colleague knows it.
Now he says there are three things I want you to and I will answer all your prayers, wherever you go; win soul, follow up soul until them become established. Every prayer that you pray, God said I will answer. Which is the difficult there? “Go” everybody understand that, everybody knows come and go. Win souls, that is not difficult, he didn’t say you will be the one who will save their soul, all he ask you to do is tell them about me. It is not so difficult to talk about Jesus, you don’t have to be a preacher, and all you have to do is share testimonies. That’s all, tell everybody what he has done for you and tell the testimonies you have heard.
Before we were born again, we know how we get disciple for herbalist. Get to the office on Monday and say my friend somebody took me some where last weekend, that Baba is serious. Am telling you I have never seen a man like that, the following weekend that fellow will follow you there.
There is no power like that of Jesus, we come to hear testimonies, incredible things that God had done, all that God is asking you to is to tell others, the moment they gave their to Jesus , follow them up until they become established and God says, you do your part and leave the rest to me.
You know I have good news for somebody here, somebody that has made up his/her mind that from now on I will be winning souls. I guarantee you, long before the end of this year; you will stand here and testify that all your prayers has been answered.
Who is that fellow here? Let me hear you say amen.
What is the second strategy, how do I get blessings chasing me? Not me chasing blessing, I focus my attention now on winning souls, everywhere I go I talk about Jesus. And I follow up my convert, what do I do so that blessing will be pursuing me? Brethren you may find this difficult to believe but if God is on your side, people can bring blessing to you and beg you to receive. blessings can be so much so that you will say to God this is too much and I am praying for somebody here today that you will say father I don’t have a room for this God will send it to you very soon.
In Deuteronomy 28 v1-2 God said if you would do certain things, there are only four of them, one; He said you will hearken, hearken! Hear the word of God, number two hearken diligently! you know some people come here for signs and wonders and they will see signs and wonders. But some people come to hear the word of God and they will listen diligently, and then number three he said that you observe, meditate on what you have heard, and digest it. And then number four, do all. He said if you will do these four things, blessing will pursue you and over take you. Hearken, hearken diligently! Hear and observe he said it is then that blessing will pursue you and overtake you. But he said you must do all.
When the man of God told Naaman to dip himself seven times, if he had dip himself six times, he would have died a leper, you see God has the ability to pick up a beggar from the dunghill and cause him to seat among princes. 1Samuel 2v8 but that beggar must be willing to be diligent. The bible say sayeth thou a man diligent in his business, he will stand before kings and not before mean men. Get ready for hard work because the doors will begin to open for this month. Doors will begin to open, opportunities will begin to come, I know what I am talking about. I wish I could say it with much passion but this is my own style.
My father says behold I will do a new thing, before he said it he has done it in his mind, it will be sad if we miss this year, get ready, be prepared for hard work because he wants to move you to a new level. It will be so in Jesus name.
when I was preparing for my PhD and the work was getting more and more intense, ask my wife, at a stage I called her; we are not quarreling but if all I say to you is good morning that should be enough, because I have work to do, many times I will be in the toilet but then the problem I am solving will begin to come and I will go in with paper and pen, and I will forget myself there, she will come and knock at the door to come out.
Blessings are coming your way, will you be ready to work for them. I pray that the Holy Spirit will be able to explain it more than I have been able to do.
Thank you Father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said recently you said things has never been this bad since you came to the world, he said very soon you will say things have never been this good since you came into the world.
Daddy says there is someone here, he said each time you are climbing, something is tries to pull you down, daddy says that will never happen again.
The Lord said there is someone here He said I have started something in your family and he said I will complete it.
The Lord said there is somewhere, He said one day when there are giving an examples of winners, they will use you as an example.
Strategy number three, this is very important so pay attention to it, it’s found inMattew11v12 he says from the day of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of God suffers violence and the violent take it by force.
From the days of John the Baptist until now, until 2008, the kingdom suffers violent, not the lazy, not the casual, not the look warm have taken it by force. Now we are on going to the next level, in fact we are on the next level, but there level and there are levels.
About two night ago, I came out to the camp to pray and the Holy Spirit says, son I want to take you on a little journey, I say yes Lord; so he began to lead me in the direction He wants me to go, He took me to the fist auditorium, He said when we built this one, we thought it was big, I said yes Lord, than he took me to the second auditorium, the wooden section, we thought it was big then the iron section, then he brought me here and now we’re are saying it is big, do you want to hear what he told me? Are you ready for it, he said son one day this new thing that you are calling big, will be the children auditorium.
Now I know it is difficult to swallow, it is difficult for me to swallow too, there are levels and there are level, how many of you really what to go very, very high, listen to me carefully tonight, the man who spoke before me said in every man’s life there is a day that marks the turning point, this is the day for somebody, but the tape of tonight and listen to it again and again because all of a sudden you will discover that we are all in the same level now, but all of a sudden some of us will be far, far ahead, how many of you will be far, far ahead, let me hear you shout halleluiah! What are you going to do so that you will be far, far ahead? he saying that everything you do for God you must do it violently and very quickly I will mention seven of them.
He said one, your praise must be violent praise, the time for causal praise is gone, the time they have to beg you before you shout halleluiah is gone and I thank the Almighty God, I didn’t ask for the sign but he showed me the sign, how many of you enjoyed the praise worship when they just started?, that is a new beginning, new beginning of praise, because you need that violent praise, because the moment the enemies discovers that you are climbing higher , they will want to bind you, they will want to put you in the prison but praise, violent praise will break ever yoke and open every prison door.
you know Act16 v 25 – 34 when Paul and Silas praised God, the bible say the prisoner heard them it was at midnight, all the other prisoners were sleeping, two people were praising God, they woke up all the prisoners, it wasn’t quiet praise, it was a violent praise,
Let me hear someone shout a violent halleluiah!
Many of us are prisoners without knowing it, we are held captive financially. Prisoners can’t go where he wants to go, there are many of us who would want to go abroad, where I the money for the ticket. Anybody who can’t do what he wants to do when he wants to it is a prisoner and you are coming out of the prison tonight, because from now on you will begin to praise God violently. Some of us are held captive in our health, some of us want to dance for Jesus but the legs are not agreeing, but that will change, violent praise will send every prisoner free tonight in Jesus name.
I have told you the story of a man, the doctors said he is going to die, he couldn’t even move anymore, but one day he said alright, he said if I am going to die I will die praising God, so when everybody at home didn’t notice, he sneak out of the house and there was a tree behind the house, he crawled there he said I am going to praise you God till I die here, he laid on the floor and he begin to praise God, initially it was a whisper , but as he was praising God, strength began to come, and little by little, he was able to lift his hand a little and his voice began to rise, before he knew it he was standing on his feet, his hand raise up and people who were are two miles away were hearing his voice , that was the end of the sickness, if you don’t mind why don’t you shout and shout big halleluiah! Shake away the yoke of the devil.
Violent praise that will tell the devil, do your worst I will praise God.
Number two, every prayer you pray from now on must be violent prayer, the way some of us pray shows Good that we are telling God, if you like answer if you don’t like don’t answer. If you are push to the wall, you will learn to pray and pray violently.
In Genesis 32 v 24 – 30 when Jacob knew that death was coming the following day, he didn’t pray a gentle man prayer. The angel of the God said let me go, he said you can’t go until you solve my problem. He got his problem solved. Brethren, many of you travel so many kilometers to get here, you have not come to meet a man, you have come to meet God. You don’t need any body to pray for you, all you need to do is cry to God, this is Holy ground. He answers prayer, and you don’t need two or three people before you cry to him, you can hold on to Him yourself and say God you have to answer me or I won’t let you go. I don’t know about you but I need help. How many of you need help from God, and the help will come tonight.
Last night I have just finish praying for the people who come for the praise night, but I have my own problems that I am crying to God about, I finish praying for them and I was continuing with my prayer and somebody came and said Daddy I came all the way from somewhere, do you come to see me or do you come to meet with Jesus Christ. I am crying to God, the one you should be crying to. How many of you came to see God, he will not disappoint you,
I have told you the story of one of our sister, before wonderful sister, but she had a child and the child was epileptic, anytime she comes into a house, the people there will fall in love with her because she is a good Christian, very kind, she would clean the whole house, clean the surrounding, everybody loved her, but the day her son had an attack, he began to roll on the floor and foam in his mouth. They will say to her, sister we like you but because of our children we think you need to find another house. She was moving from one house to another. Then one day she was going to the market and at the very central of the town, at the cross road, the child had an attack, and everybody now saw what was happening, before then she had been praying, God please help! heal this boy!, but on that day in public, when there was nothing to hidden anymore, she grab the child lifted up her hands to the Almighty God and said it is you and I today , you have to do something, that day the answer came. Do I hear someone here stand on his/her feet shouting help me oh Lord!
Thank you Lord, he will help you in Jesus name.
Thank you father, daddy says there is someone here; he said every effort to disgrace you shall fail.
Thank you Father, amen and amen, the Lord wants me to tell somebody here He said I have heard your cry for help and that the miracle you asked for has already been dispatched from heaven.
Halleluiah, daddy says there is someone here tonight, he says just as I make a miracle out of David, I will make a miracle out of you.
Your praise must be violent, your prayer must be violent, and your faith must be violent. In Mark 5 v 2 – 34 the story of the woman with the issue of blood, hers was a violent faith, if I can touch the helm of His garment, I will be made whole, she pushed her way through and touched the helm of the garment of Jesus, violent faith, she didn’t ask Jesus to lay hand on her, no, no she said I just want to touch the helm of the garment.
I have told you the story of a woman, the doctor told the daughter to take her home, nothing we can do to help her and one day she said to the daughters, take me to the church, the daughters said to her it is not service day, nobody will be there, she said who told you I want to see somebody, take me to the church so they taught she wanted to go and die in the church, she said just carry me inside, take me close to the pillar, because I know if I can touch one of the pillars, I will be healed, they took her in, she touched one of the pillars at the church in Ebute-metta, instantly she was healed.
There some of you who will say unless the G.O prays for me… that is when I can be heal, whereas there people who say if I can just get to the camp ground I will be heal, who is going to get the breakthrough first?
You remember the story of a woman, she testified over there the old auditorium, she went abroad to take care of her children and she suffers stroke, so she told her people I am going home, they told her that those who suffers stroke at home come over here for treatment, she said she is going home, they asked her why, she said because I know that the head quarter of God is at the Redemption Camp.
If I can get to redemption camp I know I will be well, she came from London to Redemption camp to receive her healing, of course as soon as she get to the Redemption camp she was made whole.
Where is your faith? Why don’t you tell yourself because I am already on the camp ground before I leave today, I will get my miracle.
You know the story of the man who was mad, chain, leg, hands and feet and they were taking him to the physiatrist hospital, he said to the police men, please take me to the redemption ground, if my feet can touch that redemption camp I know I will be well, he was mad but God gave him an insight, he has a little faith left in him, they bought him they saw me there it was in our first auditorium, they say are you the man in charge here I said yes, they say this mad man here said we should bring him here he said if his feet touched the ground he will be made whole. Well if he said so, what are you waiting for, let him come down, he is very wide, I said lose him, they said will you be responsible for him, I said lose him; they loosed him he jump down that was the end of the problem. Violent faith!
Number four, violent giving, in 2Chronicle 1v 6-12 the things that made Solomon the greatest king of all the kings in Israel in; wisdom, in prosperity, in good health, in peace, is nothing other than violent giving. He is the one who gave as nobody has ever giving before. That caused God to say there will be no king before you, there will be no king after you.
The Lord said there is someone here he said I should tell you just don’t forget that I love you. He said the fellow concerned will understand.
Violent giving will cause you to excel, it will bring you to a level that nobody will be able to touch you and when they asked God but we started together, God will say that is true but what you sow is what you reap.
Violent giving will give you violent breakthrough.
I told you the story when we were building the second auditorium, I had deposited money for wood, in what use to be called Bendel Sate and for one reason of the other, the board in charge of forestry closed down all the saw mills. What am I going to do Lord, convention is near and all those who pledge to bring me money are not even bringing more money. What am I going to do? I was walking up and down there in the bush; suddenly God spoke to and said, “What do you know about the kingdom”? Father it is not the kingdom of God am talking about now, it is how I am going to finish the auditorium. I know you must be born again to enter into the kingdom of God, I know the kingdom of God is not food and drink, etc, and he kept on saying yes! finally I say since the day of John the Baptist, the kingdom of God suffers violent ant the violent has taken it by force, you want the auditorium finished? I said yes, he said give me a violent offering, I sad Lord I have never heard that before, he said a violent offering is the offering you want to give and you hand refuses to give. The following Sunday I told my children at Ebute-metta, this is what God want m to do, those of you who wants to join me, join me, that was on Sunday on Monday the military government dissolve the board and appointed a new one and the new one open all the saw mill, Tuesday somebody came and say daddy I have no money but I have trailers to go and get the wood. Everything that has been shut before began to flood in.
There is someone here every door that has been shut against you will be force open in Jesus name.
Violent praise, violent prayer, violent faith, violent giving.
Number five, violent intercession. The breakthrough many of us are looking for is the salvation of the soul of some of our relatives, some of us don’t have problem physically, some of us has no problem spiritually, some of us have no problem financially, but we have problem with children, husband, and wife, relative.
We need violent intercession to get them save. In Mattew15 v 21- 28 a woman came to Jesus and said my daughter is grievously vexed of the devil come and help her, Jesus didn’t answer her, she kept on shouting to Jesus, Jesus call her a dog, she agreed, but she kept on crying, until she got her breakthrough. Violent intercession, some of us has taken the issue of our relative likely; don’t let them go to hell. Intercede for them violently, with fasting with prayer, with vigil; I pray for all of you here tonight, not a single member of your family will go to hell.
Number six, violent decree, in2King 2 v 23 – 24 when some people were mocking Elisha and he turn and cursed them in the name of the Lord, it was a decree it wasn’t a prayer, it was a violent decree and the mockers were silent. One of the prayers you are going to pray tonight, we have prayed it once , you are going to pray it again, is that all those who are mocking you, all those who are saying where is your God, this year God must silence them and it is not a prayer you will, pray gently.
You need violent prayer to move obstacles out of your way in Act13 v 6 -12 when Paul was preaching and a sorcerer was blocking his way he said that he should become blind for a while and he became blind and he was moved out of the way. It is not wrong to command that all the witches in your family should relocate. All those who say you will not reach your goal be relocated, there is nothing wrong with that and I am going to agree with you, that all those who say you will not get to the next level, the Almighty God will relocate them.
Finally violent obedience, many at times when God asked you to do something you find it hard to obey, you have to learn to obey God violently. In 1king17v8-16
Thank you Lord, the Lord said there is someone here, he said you have waited, you have fasted, you have prayed, he asked me to tell you now, you will win.
Daddy says there is someone here he said you will soon discover that I am never too late.
Daddy says there is someone here he said the door that had refuse to open he said at your next knock it will open wide.
Daddy says from now on people will be eager to help you.
In 1king17v 8 -16 when Elijah told the widow of Zarephath to give him her last meal, it wasn’t easy to obey but she did and she never regretted it. Brethren the strategy that will move you to a higher level of breakthrough is to remember that the kingdom of God suffered violent and the violence has taken it by force, beginning from this moment, let your praise be violent, let your prayer be violent, let your faith be violent, let your giving be violent, let your intercession be violent, learn to decree violent decree and let your obedient be violent. The bible says whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might. I want you to turn to the fellow next to you and say thank God I came tonight, I will see you in a higher level, if you believe that let me hear you say halleluiah!.
Let me conclude, it is one thing to desire, it is another thing t put your desire into action. The prodigal son said I have suffered enough, I will arise and go to my father, the bible said and he arose. All I have said tonight will be of no use if you will not act on it. Beginning from this moment let everybody see that things are different now, that your praise is different now, your prayer now, your faith is different now, your giving is different now and very soon the result will begin to show. In fact by the time you come next month you will have violent testimony.
And as I have been speaking , something within you is saying you better surrender your life to Jesus but something is saying sit down what will your friends say? They will say so you are not even a Christian all this while or some of them may be saying; we came here to steal oh! So don’t disgrace us by saying you are giving your life to Jesus. Take a violent decision tell the devil “leave me alone, I am going to God, I want to go and surrender my life to Jesus Christ”. If you want to give your life to Jesus, run forward don’t let the devil hold you down, the time has come for you to come to Jesus whole heartedly. If you want to surrender your life to Him begin to come now.
Begin to pray and say Lord save my soul, have mercy on me, save my soul Lord, forgive all my sin, I don’t want to stay with Satan anymore, have mercy on me Lord, have mercy on me. I have come for salvation tonight Lord, let your blood wash me clean, I don’t want to stay with Satan any more have mercy on me, have mercy on me.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
7th of March, 2008
Let somebody shout halleluiah!
Greetings to those of you, who are watching all over the world on the internet; We send you greetings here and we want to assure you that all the blessings flowing here will flow to you on the internet in Jesus name.
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Lest I forget, April is usually special Holy Ghost service for our children.
We discovered some years ago, that lot of children were suffering from missiles, and all kind of sickness and disease that comes during the very hot season.
So we cried to the Lord, and he asked us to set April apart for them.
We thank God, since then the Almighty God has taken over. Next month please bring all your children for their own special Holy Ghost service, particularly as the Lord as told us, that our theme for them will be “a NEW BREED OF CHILDREN”. So bring all the children and the Almighty God will bless you.
I want to cease this opportunity to thank all of you who sent us gift, who text us, who sent us gift to mark our 60th birthday, the Almighty God will honor you in Jesus name. Please do not expect letters because they will be too many to write.
Revelation 4v1 After this I looked and behold a door was open in heaven and the first voice while I heard were like a trumpet and he spoke unto me and he said come up hither and I will show you things which must be here after.
I will be brief tonight because two of my children who preached last night, had used the same text so they had preached almost all my sermon.
The first thing you see in this passage is the writer said I looked. Hebrew12 v 2 asks us to look unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. In John 3 v 14-15 the Lord Jesus Christ said even as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so will the son of man will be life up, tonight I am here to lift up Jesus and as many as will looked up to him will live.
He said I looked and I behold, not only did he look but he beheld; you will not only look tonight but you will see. It is one ting to look it is another thing to see; different people can look at the same thing and see different things.
One of my sons told me a story that three people looked at an elephant. A European a looked at an elephant and said what a wonderful wild beast.
The India looked at the Elephant looked and said Whao! Look at the beast of burden(because in India they use elephant to do a lot of hard work).
A Nigerian looked at the Elephant said bush meat. Three people looking at the same thing saw different things.
When you look at Jesus tonight you will see the savior, when you look at Jesus tonight you will see the healer, you will see the deliverer, when you look at Jesus tonight you will the miracle worker.
He said I looked and I beheld and what is it that he saw? He said I saw an open door.
I have good news for somebody here tonight; the Almighty God is going to set before you an open-door.
And the good news about the door is that the barren womb will open now. the good news about the open door is that prisoner can go free now, the good news about the open door, is that those who have been jobless can find jobs now, the good news about the open door is that those who have been stagnant will now be make progress now, the good news about the open door, is that those who have been held down will begin to rise now.
He said I saw an open door, open door where? in heaven that means for some body here tonight the heaven is going to open, if you are the one let me hear you say amen loud and clear.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight he said your memory has been switching on and off, He asked me to tell you that is already taken care of.
Daddy says there is someone here you have been having problem focusing, He asked me to tell you that is already taken care of.
Daddy says there is someone here he said since the beginning of the year you have been dreaming of celebration, He asked me to tell you the celebrations are for you.
When the heaven open every body knows that blessing are about to come Malachi 3v10, when the Lord says if you bring all the tithes into my house He said I will open the windows of heaven and drop in a blessing that there will be no room to receive it.
This man of God looked up and saw a opening door in heaven and I believe that the door is opening for somebody, so I can confidently say, very soon there will be showers of blessings and the beauty is he said the door he saw was opening in heaven that means it is the Almighty God who open the door and according toRevelation 3 v 7 when He opens no man can shut so I can confidently decree to somebody here today, the door that God is opening for you tonight, nobody will ever be able to shut it .
Then he said I heard a voice from heaven.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight He said since the beginning of the year you have been dreaming of graves, he asked me to tell you those who dug them will be buried in them.
He said I heard a voice from heaven, that automatically means God is the one speaking and I believe that God is going to speak to someone here tonight. And when God speaks according to Paslm107 v 20 he said He sent his word and He heal them and He deliver them from all there destructions, tonight the word of God will come to you and heal you. The word of God will come to you and deliver you.
Just one word from heaven and all your problems will be over, that word will come to you tonight in Jesus name.
And then he said the voice from heaven, was speaking to me that the message from heaven was directed to meet. Bible scholars tell us that there are two different words for describing the word of God, they call one “Logos” which is the written word of God, and they called the other one rhema which is the one God send to you personally.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said many breakthroughs had slipped through your hands, He asked me to tell you those that are coming, will come to stay.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said a blessing is coming to you will frighten you, he asked me to tell you, just go ahead and enjoy it.
In Mattew14v 22-29 the bible tells us that the disciples were in a boat it was night and there was a storm and then they looked and they saw Jesus walking on the water towards them and they were afraid and Jesus said unto them it is I be not afraid and Peter said Lord if it is you ask me to come unto you and Jesus said unto him, come. Even though it is not written that though shall walk on water but as soon as Jesus said to Peter, he jumped out of the boat and began to do what nobody had ever done before.
The word of God is coming to somebody tonight that the kind of miracle that nobody has ever received before will come to you tonight.
A Rehma is not a usual thing it comes once in a while to somebody.
And then of course the rain came. If you believe that your rain is already falling let me hear you shout halleluiah. Then he asked me to do a second thing tonight, he said my son, I want you to issue twelve decrees. He said I assure you my son, I will not let one of them fail. So I said Lord; on which are the decrees, He said it will be the twelve things that happen in the life of Elijah after mount camel, am about to issue these decrees now, but before I do so, lay your hands on your head now and say head I command you in the name of Jesus, head don’t refuse decrees tonight, talk to God for a minute… In the mighty name of Jesus we have prayed. Now I am going to issue those decree, let your amen be loud and clear because amen means let it be so.
Are you ready?
· In the name that is above every other names, I decree now that all your prayers will be answered by fire.
· Secondly I decree that all your enemies will bow to you.
· I decree that you will be mightily used of God.
· I decree that your hope, will continuously rise
· I decree that there will be no more dryness in your life.
· I decree that your life will bring blessings to your nation.
· I decree that enemies will never overtake you again.
· I decree that your days of hiding are over.
· I decree that long after all your enemies are gone you will still be waxing strong.
· I decree that your children will be greater than you.
· I decree that you will finish gloriously.
· I decree that you will make it to heaven.
If you receive that put your hands together for the Almighty God.
Those are the two things He asked me to do tonight but tomorrow’s anointing service, I can give you a hint, the anointing of God upon my life as of today is far, far higher than I ever know it before.
The Lord said tomorrow, He would let that anointing flow through the oil we are about to use, He said we are going to pour a bit of oil in a basin, that I will carry it on my head, that I will go round the altar seven times and then that oil will me mixed with all other oil that will be used tomorrow.
I have a feeling that something unusual is about to happen here tomorrow. So if I were you I won’t miss that. Now God has done some mighty things in your life already, you have prayed some seven mighty prayers, I believe the answers have already come, I have issued some twelve mighty decrees, and each one will come to pass.
So all of us who feel we ought to say thank you Jesus for what you have done, we will package our thanksgiving offering we will remain seated while the ushers attend to us, but because I know there is joy in your heart, you can begin to dance as soon as you drop your offering.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
4th of April, 2008
Let somebody shout halleluiah!
The bible tells us that before the mountain are brought forth, God has been in existence, compared to God everybody here tonight is a child and the bible says out of the mouth of babes and suckling God has perfected praise.
I want every child here tonight , everyone who consider himself or herself a baby in the hands of the most high, to lift up our voices to the most high God and praise him, lets praise him, lets praise the ancient of days.
Let’s praise the rock of ages, lets praise the one who have been from everlasting to everlasting, lets magnify his holy name, there is no one like him, he is the ancient of days, he is the I am that I am, he is the most high God.
He has no beginning, he has no ending, he has been before the mountains are brought forth, let’s praise his holy name. Tell him my daddy I praise you, I give you all the glory, I give you all hour, I give you all adoration, there is no one like you, you are older than the oldest.
You are wiser than the wisest, you have no beginning, you have no ending, so I want to praise you daddy. I want to give you all glory; I want to give you all honour. Be thou exalted my daddy forever.
Be exalted forever, oh Lord above the heavens, your glory cover the whole earth Lord because you are mighty you are good, you are kind, you are powerful, you are glorious, there is no one like you my Lord, you are ancient of days.
Oh! I bless your holy name you are the one who had been before the beginning, you are the beginning of all the beginnings and you are the ending of all endings, I love you daddy I praise your holy name, I bless your holy name.
I lift you high my Lord and my savior, you said before Abraham was you were, older than Abraham, older than Isaac and Jacob, older than Adam himself, I bless your holy name. You had been before the world began, you had been when there were no stars, no sun, when no moon existed you are God, from everlasting to everlasting to everlasting you are God.
You are the rock of ages; you are the ancient of days. I bless your holy name, I bless your holy name, I bless your holy name, thank you father, and blessed be your holy name. In Jesus mighty name we offer praise.
The elders say a child who is grateful for what is done for him yesterday will receive more. I want us to thank God for what he did last month, lets bless his holy name for the souls that was saved, for the people that he healed, for the people that he set free, lets bless his holy name.
Thank you for the special holy ghost service, thank you for the mighty move of the Holy Spirit in our midst, thank you for the people you saved, thank you for the people you saved, thank you for the people that you healed, thank you for the people that you delivered.
Thank you for the signs thank you for wonders, thank you for signs, thank you for testimonies, thank you for security, thank you for your goodness, thank you for your mercies, thank you for all that you have done for us in the past.
We bless your holy name, we give you all the glory, we give you all the honour, we give you all the adoration, we say may your name forever be glorified, thank you Almighty God, thank you the ancient of days, thank you unchangeable changer, blessed be your holy name, thank you Lord, we give you all the glory for what you did last month, thank you, thank you for your faithfulness, thank you for your support, thank you for your love, thank you because you are always there for us, thank you my Lord and my savior, thank you for save delivery of children, thank you Lord for all the pregnant ones.
Thank you my father and God because without you, we can do nothing, glory be to your holy name, blessed be your holy name. In Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God loud and clear and say father, put an end to tragedy in my family… let’s talk to the Almighty God. In Jesus name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say father don’t let me ever bury any of my children; let’s talk to the Almighty God… in Jesus name we have prayed.
The bible says evil communications corrupt good manners, lets lift our voice to the Almighty God and say father, anyone who will corrupt my children, keep such a fellow far away from my children, lets lift our voice to the Almighty God… in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
It is written in the word of God that myself as well as the children God has given me we are for signs and wonders, lift your voice to the Almighty God and say father, in my family let there be daily occurrence of miracles, signs and wonder let’s talk to the Almighty God… in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
In many of the schools and university, there are agents of the devil all out to win our children to the side of the enemy. Lets lift our voice to the most high God and say father, every plant that you did not plant, in schools, colleges and university uproot them all. Let’s talk to the Almighty God… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Experience shows, that some children started up very well but because of the evil one, they end up badly. Let’s lift up our voices to the Most High God and say father we commit our children into your hands today, don’t let their destiny be truncated. Let’s talk to the Almighty God… In Jesus name we have prayed.
The bible says a house divided against itself cannot stand, in some home today the parent are serving the Lord, and the children are serving the devil, lets cry to the Almighty God and say father, let my whole family serve you, lets cry to the Almighty God… in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
Now the next prayer is going to be in two parts. The children will be praying for their parent crying to God to bless their parent and the parent will say Father, everything I need, to take care of these children, physically, mentally spiritually, give to me abundantly, let’s Go ahead and pray… in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
Now if you have your children near you, lay hands on them and pray for them, if your children are not near, by faith raise your hand towards them, wherever they may be, whether in Europe or America, ask the Almighty God to go and lays His Mighty hands on all these children and bless theses children, keep evil away from… in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
I have a father, almighty father; He is king of kings, Lord of Lord… (Worship)
There is a father, that he is a father of all father, he is the originator of all fathers, he is the supporter of all fathers, he is the creator of all fathers, he is the defenders of all fathers, let’s worship him one more time, let’s worship the father of all fathers, the Almighty father. The king of kings, the ancient of days, the Lord of Lords, the great provider.
Let’s bless the father of fathers tonight, the fathers of all the parent, lets bless His name tonight, father of fathers, king of kings, Lord of Lords, oh! We bless your holy name, blessed be your name.
In Jesus Mighty name we have worshiped.
Father you are good, you are kind, you are great, you are marvelous, there is no one like you, Glory be to your holy name Lord, Accept our thanks in Jesus name.
Thank you for what you did last month, thank you for the souls your saved, thank you for the people you healed, thank you for the captives you set free, accept our thanks in Jesus name.
Tonight we commit all our children to your hands, those who are here and those who are far away, please lay your hands on them bless them all.
Father we pray that we will never bury our children again, that there will be no more tragedy in our homes, that our children will be for signs and wonders, visit us tonight, save souls tonight, deliver tonight, bless us mightily tonight, and let your name forever be glorified. Thank you father, in Jesus name we have prayed. Amen
Let somebody halleluiah!
2 Corinthians 5v17, therefore if any man be in Christ is a new creature, old things are passed away, behold all things are become new. Tonight we want to talk about “NEW BREED”, because God said at the beginning of this year that He is going to do a new thing, we believe that our children will become a brand new breed. And by the special grace of God, next month we will be talking about the new anointing.
If a child is in trouble, there cannot be rest for the parent. If a child is sick, the parent can’t be rejoicing, for example in Matt.15 v 21- 28 when a daughter was being vexed by the devil, the mother had to endure all kinds of insult, in other to get deliverance, for her daughter. Even when the mother is called a dog, she said it is okay, just let my child to be healed. Every child that is here tonight that might be under the control of the devil, in the Mighty name of Jesus Christ You shall be free tonight.
When a child is bad, even one bad child can destroy the entire heritage of a family. It was the children of Eli that destroy the heritage of the family of Eli, in 1Sam. 2 v 22-30 the children of Eli were misbehaving in the house of God, the father rebuked them they didn’t listen, finally God said, “I am the one who promised this family, that they would forever stand before me”, God said now said it will not happen again. Every child that will destroy the heritage of your family, the Almighty will touch such a child in the mighty name of Jesus.
On the other hand, if a child is rightly connected to God, then the whole family can benefit tremendously. For example in Gen. 47 v 1-12 the bible says because of Joseph, his father, his brothers, all their children were well nourished.
Only one Joseph, but because he was connected with God, he was a blessing to the entire family. I pray tonight, that the children that will be a blessing to the entire family, will be the children that are here tonight in Jesus name.
Tonight we will pick some examples from the bible of the kind of children that we want our children to be.
Let’s start with Isaac; this is one child that changed the destiny of his parent. This is a child that changed the history of barrenness in the family. According to Gen. 21 v 1- 6 this was a child that gave continuous joy to the parent.
Every time they saw him, they laugh, that is the kind of children am believing God for you tonight. According toGen. 22 v 6- 8 this is a child that also enjoy serving the Lord, he said to his father I can see the fire wood, I can see the fire, I know it means we are going to sacrifice to God, I am excited but where is the lamb we will use.
This is a child who enjoys serving the Lord; that is the kind of children God will raise for us tonight in Jesus. Even when the father lay him on the altar, in other words the father was saying to him you are the sacrifice, he didn’t struggle, he surrender completely to God.
I am believing God for those of you who are here tonight, when your history is written it will be said of you, this is a child that surrender completely to God, this is a child like his fathers, completely obey God and as a result of that he brought multiplied blessings to the family.
In Gen. 22 v15 -18 the bible says that when God began to pronounce a blessing on the family of Abraham, He said I swear, by myself have I swore, saith the Lord, Abraham in blessing I will bless you, as for Isaac, I will multiply him. I pray tonight that all the children who are here, they will be children of multiplication.
There are all kinds of children. There are children who bring joy to the family. There are children who bring sorrow to the family. Your own children will be children of joy in Jesus name.
Do you know there is one thing about Isaac I have searched the scripture, I have studied this boy in detail, I did not find one single evil report against him. There was not a single statement in the bible that is a negative statement about Isaac.
In Matt. 3 v 17 the bible says that God spoke concerning Jesus and said this is my beloveth son, in whom I am well pleased. This is a son that pleases me all the way. I am praying tonight, that beginning from this moment onwards, whenever God wants to speak about your children, He will say these are mine beloveth children in whom I am well pleased.
There are all categories of children; there are children who cause trouble all the time. You know there are some children, the parent can say it out loud but they wished they were dead, but there are some children that bring joy all the time. By the power of the anointing, all the children that are here tonight, they shall be called children of joy.
I mentioned Joseph earlier on, let’s look at him one more time; there is one child that preserved the future of the family.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said be careful what you say with your mouth from now on, He said because whosoever you bless from tonight will be bless and anyone you curse from tonight, will be cursed.
That is a very powerful statement and it is something you should pray about, particularly when you are talking to your children, from now on tell your children it will be well with you, you will be great, you will reach the top, you will be excellent, let that be what is coming out from your mouth from now on.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said I will plead your cause tonight.
Gen. 32 v 24-29 the bible tells us in this passage, that God promised Jacob that his name will be Israel, He said your name will no longer be Jacob, your name shall be Israel, in other words Jacob is to be called a nation, to be called Israel, but for Joseph he would have died of hunger and the promise of God for Jacob will never have been fulfilled. The children that will preserve the future of your family will be raised up tonight among those that are here in Jesus name.
In Gen. 37 v 5-10 we found that even as a child, Joseph was already favored of God. He was already dreaming great dreams of how he will become great, of how others will be bowing down before him. I pray for all the children who are tonight, you will be favored of the Lord in Jesus name.
But then there is something you need to know about Joseph, young as he was, he was God fearing, he feared God. In Gen. 39v7-10 even when somebody approached him to commit sin, he ran, he refused he said how can I do this and sin against God and I hope the children who are here are listening.
The children who will reach the top must be children who will fear the Lord, children who will refuse to do what evil people are doing. Children, who will not follow multitude to do evil, He refused to do evil, it lead to punishment, but through the punishment he got his promotion. I pray for somebody here tonight, the plan of God for your life shall be fulfilled in Jesus name.
I don’t know if I have told you the story of one of my children abroad, he went to study with government scholarship, there was a change of government, and the new government said they will honor the scholarship, so things became hard.
And his friend there, people from this nation who were studying told him, what is wrong with you there is a simple way; all you need to do is buy a very old car. Insure it for a very high amount. Pack it in front of your house and we will get a truck and come and ran it and there you collect the insurance money and you will have enough money to spend.
He said thank you, my father in the Lord must not hear it, they say okay sit down there, your father in the Lord is in Nigeria you are in America, and the situation in America is different from that of Nigeria. Hunger came because there was no money. All sorts of suffering came, but he kept on crying to God and one day God broke through for him.
There is somebody here tonight, you are suffering because you have refuse to compromise, God will give you a breakthrough tonight in Jesus name.
Tonight as I am speaking to you, that same young man has two houses in America, he has one in the city, he house one that he calls village house, and he his pasturing, one of our biggest churches in America.
I am believing God for all of our children, that as then began to follow the Lord in holiness, in purity, the great promoter, will promote them in Jesus name. Everywhere Joseph went prosperity followed him, in the house of Potiphar, prosperity was there because Joseph was there, even when they threw him in the prison prosperity was there because Joseph was there.
I pray tonight that by the power of the anointing all the children who are gather here tonight, everywhere you go, Prosperity will follow you in Jesus name, the favor of God will follow you in Jesus name.
Let’s take another example, Samuel, one single child that influences a whole nation. He was just a child but he became someone tat a whole nation knew about. In fact he became so influential that when Samuel arrives in a city the elders will be shaken until they know why he has come. Every child here tonight, will become influential in Jesus name.
The elders have a saying that instead of a thousand useless children, I better one that is distinct, that is influential. I am believing God for you; among your children, God will raise up mighty men and women in Jesus name.
Who was Samuel, he was a covenant child, 1Sam.1v 9-11the mother made a covenant with God, give me a son Lord and I will give him back to you he was a covenant child, but the covenant was with God there are some of us her, maybe among those of us who are parent now, who were made covenant children to idols.
Some of us when were born they took us to the Ifa Oracle and they out our feet to the Ifa oracle and they say they are dedicating us to that Ifa oracle, but the devil is a liar every covenant concerning you that is not of God shall be destroy tonight in Jesus name.
Samuel was a child that is dedicated to God and tonight we will rededicate all our children to the Most High God. Because the bible says in Rom12 v 1 he said we are to present our bodies a living sacrifice, Parents and children alike. We will rededicate our lives, our body our soul and spirit to God tonight.
There is something special about Samuel too, he was an opener of doors, he was the first son of the mother. The mother who had been barren but the moment he came, others followed.
Do you know there are some children that wherever they go; they make ways for others to follow. They make others to succeed. They are door openers, there are children here tonight by the special grace of the Most High God, from now on they will be opening doors of blessings, doors of success to others in Jesus name.
Thank you very much Lord, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said very soon when they talk of frustration, you will say I don’t know the meaning of that word.
Samuel is one boy, who was hearing from God even from his youth. The children who are here tonight are fortunate children, they have the opportunity to hear the word of God from their youth, the sister who lead the prayers before I came, prayed one important prayer; that the mistakes we the parent has made , father don’t let the children make such mistakes.
That is a very crucial prayer. There are many of us who has scars now, scars physical, scars mental, scars spiritual, because of the mistake we made, because we didn’t have the opportunity to hear the undiluted word of God when were young,
But it is one thing to hear the word of God; it is another thing to do it. That is why I am praying for all the children that are here tonight, by the special grace of God, you will not be hearers only but you will be doers in Jesus name.
And then there is something again very special about Samuel, he was a diligent young man, he was ready to serve. In 1Sam. 3 v 5-9 when you read that passage if you don’t pay attention you will miss one important point. Samuel heard God calling at night; he thought it was Eli calling, he jumped up and ran to Eli, I am here sir, what can I do for you? And the man said I didn’t call you, go and lie down.
He heard the call of God again, jump up and ran to Eli, I am hers sir, what can I do for you? Third time the same boy.
There are some of children; you call them at night, they will pretend to be sleeping even when they are not sleeping. There are some children all they want is that the parent will serve them, instead of them serving the parent that will change tonight In Jesus name.
Some parent needs to get this tape and get it to their children no matter how old they are, because their some children even when they are old when they are matured, at a time when they should be asking what can I do for you daddy? What can I do for you mummy? They still want the parent to serve them, they still want the parent to cook for them, they still want the parent to be there servant even when they are already matured, that has to change, we will get a new breed of children tonight in Jesus name.
This boy was diligent, no wonder he made it to the top, no wonder he came the prophet for the whole nation, no wonder he became a king maker, no wonder he became so powerful he could remove kings from their throne because the bible says is Heb.11v 6 he said God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
This young man was diligent. And I decree tonight that every spirit of laziness in our children God will chase them out in Jesus name.
The kind of children that will want to work, that will want to contribute to the family, God will raised them up among the children here tonight in Jesus name.
I told some of you the story in 1976, we went for a program In Kenya, a great conference, at the end of the conference, the chairman of the organizing committee said he wanted to show us the fellow who contributed most to the success of the congress.
We were all eager we were looking at the great speakers who came from all over the world and then he went and brought a small and we said how can this small girl be the one who contributed most to the success, he said this girl came to him and said sir? What can I do to make this congress successful?
He looked at her and said what can you do?
She said maybe I can post letters? Give me letters I will go and post them,
I said “thank you my dear all the letters have been posted”.
But the girl said “but there must something I can do”!
“I want to contribute”, the man said to her “there is nothing more to be done”, then the girl said,” ha! There is something that you have not yet done”. Please give me permission that I will polish the shoes of the speakers, you haven’t done that one, give that to me”.
And that Girl was polishing the shoe of the speakers, throughout the conference. We all stood up and clapped for her.
I pray tonight that children that will be use for the family shall be raised up among those who are here tonight in Jesus name.
Children who will wake up in the morning and do something, who will sweep the house, who will wash plate, who will iron clothes of their parent, who will polish their shoes, useful children, that it what God will give us I Jesus name.
And then David, when we talk about David, he was the one that God said he was a man after my own heart. Oh yes he was God’s choice, you know the story in 1Sam.16 v1-13 God was looking for someone to make a king a chose David and you know very well that David was passionate about God.
The reason he said he will fight Goliath according to 1Sam.17v 45- 47 is that he wanted to defend the name of the Lord of host. He said Goliath I come to you in the name of the Lord, you have defiled the name of my God, I will deal with you.
He loved the Lord; he was a seeker of God, He said my soul thirst for the Lord. I pray that all our children will be God’s seeker in Jesus name. I pray that our children will rise up and not tolerate anyone defiling the name of the Lord in Jesus name.
And one thing I have discovered, age does not matter. If you are passionate about the name of the Lord, He will answer your prayer anytime anywhere.
You remember the story of the crusade we held in one of the towns not far from here; we were getting ready for crusade, the people in the town didn’t want the crusade, so they brought out their masquerade, so while we were singing choruses, the drum of the masquerade was beating. And the masquerade was wiping people driving them away from the crusade.
It was one little girl (God bless little girls and God bless little boys also), it was one little girl that went to cry unto God and say in the name of Jesus I command that all the drums of all the masquerade will begin to break. And before she finished praying the drums began to break and the masquerade knew that if the drum should break when you are in your masquerade you are not likely to see the following year.
I pray that all our children will become giant killer in Jesus name. But even more than that ,I pray that they will be defender of the name of God in Jesus name. David was an addicted worshiper of God. When he dance he danced for God, he danced with all his might. David was a role model for other people.
In 1Samuel 22 v 1-2 the bible tells us that when David to the cave of Adullam, all the people who had problems went and join him there and he became a captain over them. And he turned all this vagabond round and they became mighty men.
There children who lead others into troubles, and there children who lead others to God. My prayer tonight is that all our children will be those who will be leading other to Christ in Jesus name.
I know one child when he was very small, he was coming to the church in Ikeja, he come to Sunday school, and he learnt song. He would go home and began to sing song. One day he said to his father “when are you going to follow me to church”?
His father said well from the way you behave I think I better follow you there, the father today is an area pastor, it was a child that brought him to church. The kind of children that will bring people to church that is the kind of children your children will become in Jesus name.
Let’s consider Elisha, this is one child that brought not just one fellow, but a whole nation to God. A whole nation, he brought them to God.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight He said vey soon you will see the back of those who are harassing you.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said “I will give your case my undivided attention”.
Elijah, he had a very humble beginning, nobody knew his father up till today.
His father was a nobody, but he ended great. He was a mighty man of God.
And I am prophesying to someone tonight with a very humble beginning, nobody knows your father, nobody knows your mother and you are here tonight, in that name that is above, before you die the world will hear about you.
Elijah became a mighty miracle worker. He could shut the heavens whenever he wanted; and say no rain, no dew. He could call fire down from heaven anytime he wanted, nobody knew his father, they didn’t mention the name of his mother. He could say to a widow your foods will never finish and the food kept on multiplying. He even raise the dead, nobody knew his beginning. But there is something about him, he was a prayer warrior.
He knew how to pray until something happen, he loved the Lord; he was zealous for the Lord. He hated the evil that was in the land and he kept on crying to God until there was revival in the land. I am believing God tonight, that among those who are here gathered, God will raise up mighty evangelist in Jesus name.
I told you the story before, when I was a pastor in Ilorin; Sunday school was going on and I was going round, I was praying, going round the church praying. And I saw a lady facing the wall, dressed in the choir robe, weeping, really, really weeping, praying and weeping. So I have to say this is not ordinary, sister what the problem is, is your child okay? Any quarrel within you and your husband, she said no sir, then why are you weeping with so much tears? She said I am the one who will sing solo this morning. I want God to use my song. That is why you are crying? That was a challenge to me. How many preachers cry to God before they preach? How member cried unto God before they sing? How many musicians cried to God before they play?
The kind of children, who will want God to use them to bring about revival. God will raise them up among us tonight in Jesus name.
I must talk about Elisha; I must talk about somebody who has a new breed of anointing. Because I am believing God that a new breed of anointing will fall on our children tonight.
Thank you father, the Lord said someone here tonight, He said I should tell you, there are specialist and there specialist, but I will prove to you that I am the specialist of all specialist.
And Daddy says there is a pregnant woman here tonight, the Lord asked me to tell you that those who are planning for you to die at child birth will be disappointed.
Thank you father, the Lord said someone here tonight, He said I was not too late for Lazarus, I will not be too late for you.
When we talk about Elisha, several lessons we can learn from him, several reason why want our children to be like him. One of the reasons is that this boy has the right priority in 1king19 v19-21the moment the man of God threw his mantle on him, he dropped everything he was doing and he was following the man of God from that moment till the man of God left this world. He was born into a rich family, but he didn’t allow the prosperity of the parent to spoil him. The bible said, the day he was called he was in the farm working with the laborers. The laborers was working, he was working too, there are some children because their parent are rich they want everything to be done for them by the houseboy and house girl.
Elisha was not like that while the laborer was working, he was working too. I have told my pastor, anyone who cannot do manual labor a, cannot be use by God to do miracle, you cannot wash cloth, you can’t iron clothe, you can’t cook, you can’t was plate, you can’t cut grass. And you want to raise the dead; you will wait a long time.
Anyone that God is going to use mightily must be somebody who is willing to use his hand, dirty his hand. Others were thinking of pleasure, Elisha was thinking of hard work. Others were thinking of crossing legs at home, being fashionable. Elisha was thinking of how to please God, no wonder he got double portion of anointing, no wonder that even when he was dead, the bones still raise the dead, no wonders kings called him Daddy.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is particular person tonight; He said three different doctors gave different opinions about your case. The Lord ask me to tell you, it doesn’t matter what they have said, I have healed you already anyway.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is someone here today, He said because you are here tonight, you will soon be called the Joseph of your family.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is a family here tonight; He said that which is causing embarrassment to your family is already on the way out.
But what is the greatest thing about Elisha? It is that he had a servant spirit, he serve his father his master till the end; the bible said he was pouring water into the hand of Elisha, he didn’t say his father was a nobody.
Nowadays there some people as soon as they have a little education, they look at their parent as illiterate. Yes he might be illiterate but he was the one who brought you up.
He was pouring water on the hand of Elisha. He was a helper for his father. Someone who wants to help the father. There are children who do not want to help their parent in anyway whatsoever, that is wrong, there are some of you children who say my parent don’t need any help. There are some of you who in spite the salary you are earning; you still want to be taking from your father, taking from your mother.
You must become a new breed. You must become one of those who want to help their parent, who want to contribute you must become one of those people who will say what can I do to help you?
I lost a son last year, and I was very, very sad. And people who knew me knew that I don’t get that sad, so they came to me and say daddy why? Why? We know this boy is special to you but this level of sorrow, we don’t expect it from you. I say I would tell you something about him you don’t know; this boy knew that I will never come to anybody to ask for anything, God has not made me a beggar and I will never be a beggar and you never be a beggar too in Jesus name.
So he keeps thinking ahead, what will Daddy needs, I won’t ask but he will come and say I think you need this, I will say know , he will say I think you this. Then I gave them an example. He was sick on the hospital bed and I went to visit him to pray for him, after I have prayed he said “Daddy I heard that you are going to Singapore, to go and dedicate our church their” , I said yes! He said how about the ticket; oh I said God has taken care of that, what about accommodation there?
Oh somebody has paid for that,
What about transportation while you are there?
Oh somebody has made arrangement about that,
He said “then what can I do”,
I said “my son what I want you to do is get well”,
So he kept quiet. But as soon as I left he picked up a phone and called somebody; he said my Daddy is going to Singapore, the fellow he is going to meet there is a young fellow, he didn’t know how to entertain an important man like my father. I want you to get up now travel to Singapore, take some Nigerian food with you and wait for my daddy there. He was on hospital bed and he was thinking of how his father will be comfortable on the field.
There are some children when they get married, the parent will say thank God, bye, bye,. There some children, when they are getting married but they are sad because they know a gap will be left behind. The kind of children that will be a helper to the parents, the kind of children that will lift up the hands of their parent, that is what your children will be in Jesus name.
Shall we talk briefly about John the Baptist, was refer to by the Lord Jesus Christ as the greatest as the man in the bible.
My desire for you brethren is not that your children will just be great but that they will be very, very great.
Jesus said concerning John the Baptist in Matt.11 v 11He said of all men, born of a woman, there has not arisen a greater tan John the Baptist. What is so special about John the Baptist, there is no doubt about it he was a great witness; he was a voice to the nation. And he was able to gather multitude together, calling them to repentance pray that your children will gather multitude to Christ. But the most important thing is his humility.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said that you eat in your dream and as a result all kinds of terrible things began to happen, the Lord ask me to tell you, I will flush out every contamination in your system.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight He said very soon there will be no sign left that you have ever suffered.
John 3 v 30, John said Jesus must increase and I must decrease. That was the greatest statement that came out of his mouth. He said Jesus must be lifted high, He must keep on growing high, me I must remain humble. I pray tonight that whenever people are talking about your children, they will say one thing is clear, he is a very humble child, so shall it be in Jesus name.
Let me take one more example and then we will pray. Paul the apostle; he was one child that not only influenced his generation, but he is still influencing generation thousands of years after he died. He was highly educated, and I am praying for all the children here tonight, the Almighty God will give you divine wisdom; you will never fail again in Jesus name.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is somebody here tonight, they say your child is retarded; I will give the child a brand new brain.
I am talking about Saul of Tarsus’s, he was highly educated, he influenced the generation that he was born in, he influenced generation yet unborn, he was very very hungry for God. He wanted to know God. In Philippians 3 v 7-11 he didn’t say he had already had world knowledge he didn’t want to learn about God.
In fact he said in order that I may know him, I am ready to forgone everything. He was thoroughly sold out to God. In Philippians 1v 21 he said for me to live is Christ, to die is gain. He was hundred percent sold out to God and he was mightily use of God, the bible say his handkerchief, his apron was healing the sick. He was a great author, he wrote many books; he wrote the books of Romans, 1&2 Corinthians and many others.
But what is so good about him? Is that once upon a time he was completely antichristian and then one day he met the Lord and changed completely. If God could change Saul of Tarsus to Paul the Apostle, the exact opposite of what he use to be, then I have good news for those of you who have been walking against God before that tonight you will become a brand new breed.
A general overseer was talking to some of his senior pastors and he saw the attitude; that all they wanted is what they can get from him, they were not thinking of what they can do to help him. And he was disappointed. so he was talking to God and said God, are these the people am going to hand over your church to? What am I going to do with this kind of attitude? This people will destroy this work within a short time.
God spoke to him and said, “I think what you need my son is a new breed of pastors”. Thank you Lord send them in, send new breed of pastors, who will be thinking of what can we do to help, rather than what can we get.
Then God said to him, there are two ways of getting two breed; I can send a new breed of pastors, I can change the old to new. I have the power to transform. I pray for all of you who are here tonight with difficult children, the power of the transformation of the most high God will come upon them in Jesus name.
In conclusion, the bible says in Paslm115 v 3 he says our God is in the heavens…
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said from tonight, I will cause new river to flow in your life and they will bring with them new fishes.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said some people told you , you will never make it to the top, the Lord ask me to tell you, number one because of the law of harvest, those who say you will never make it to the top, their own progress is stopped right now. Number two, the Lord said they will watch you reach the top.
Our God is in the heavens he does has he pleases, he can change Jacob to Israel, he can change Saul of Tarsus to Paul the apostle, He can change son of sorrow to honorable man. He can change a mad man to an evangelist. He can change a witch to a divine treasurer, he can change anybody from bad to good and He is going to do something special tonight, however in Mattew12 v 33 the bible says make a tree good and its fruit shall become good, make a parent good and the children will be good. What will happen to these children, will be determine by what happen to the parent, if the parent become converted to the Lord, it will flow down to the children. So if you are here tonight and you have not yet surrender your life to Jesus Christ; you cannot be living in sin and expect your children to do the will of God, like father, like son, like mother like daughter.
If you the parent will not surrender to God, how can you expect your children to serve the Lord, therefore tonight if there is anyone here that have not yet be born again for the sake of your children; those born and yet unborn, come and surrender your life to Jesus Christ.
As for the children so of you know the different between good and bad, remember the text that I read, therefore if any man being in Christ, he is a new creature, if you want to become a new creature, you must surrender your life to Jesus.
So if you are there and you want to give your life to Jesus Christ, come now, nobody is too young be save and nobody is too old and parent if you want your children to be bless.
If you want your children to be a new breed, the first step is that you must give your life to Jesus, make the tree good and the fruit will become good,
So come now…cry to God for salvation ask Him to be merciful unto you, ask him to save your soul, ask him to forgive you your sin, call on him and say father I have come to surrender to you, change me completely ,let me become a brand new creature… in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
Father Almighty, we thank you for tonight, we want to thank you for all your children who have come forward, everyone of them Lord, receive them in Jesus name, be merciful to them in Jesus name. Forgive all their sins in Jesus name. Write their name in the book of live in Jesus name. And Lord from now on let them become brand new creatures in Jesus name. Anytime they call on you please answer them in Jesus name. Please Lord; don’t let them go back into the World, in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed. Amen.
Let somebody shout halleluiah!
There is only one prayer I want you to ray at this moment. There is a transformational power in the hand of God that can transform you the parent to become a new creature, so that you will stop struggling with sin, that living holy will be come easy, as easy as breathing.
That serving God will become a pleasure. You are going to ask for that transforming power tonight for yourself and then you are going to ask for that same transforming power for children, that they will all become a brand new breed. Children like Isaac, Like Joseph, Like Elijah, Like Elisha, like Paul, like John the Baptist, let us pray that pray that prayer with all our prayer and God the Almighty God will answer us… in Jesus Mighty amen we have prayed.
Lift your voice to the Almighty God, that father; I decree tonight that your anointing upon my children will never run dry. Let’s talk to the Almighty God…in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to Him and say father by the virtue of the anointing, I decree that my children will be exceedingly great let’s talk to the Almighty God…
Thank you father, in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed. Then you lift your voice to the Almighty God and say father, by the virtue of the anointing, my children will become influential, they will influence their generation and they will influence generation yet unborn. Let’s talking to the Almighty God … in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
And now you are going to pray for yourself by the virtue of the anointing, I decree that I will be a mighty vessel of honour in your hands all the days of my life. Let’s talk to God…… in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
LET SOMEBODY SHOUT HALLELUIA
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
THE NEW ANOINTING
2nd of May, 2008
2King 2v 9-15 And it came to pass as they have gone over that Elisha sais unto Elijah ask what I shall do for thee before I am taking away from thee and Elisha said, I pray thee let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. and he said thou has ask a hard thing nevertheless if thou see me when I am taking from thee, it shall be so unto thee but if not it shall not be so, and it came to pass as they still went ahead and talk that behold there appeared a chariot of fire and horses of fire and parted them asunder and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
And Elisha saw it and he cried my father, my father! The chariot of Israel and the horsemen and thereof he saw him no more; and he took hold of the end of his own clothe and rent the in two pieces. He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him and he went back and stood at the bank of Jordan. And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him and he smote the waters saying where is the Lord God of Elijah and when has smitten the waters, it parted hither and thither and he passed over, and when the sons of the prophet which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said the spirit of Elisha rest on Elijah and they came to meet him and they bowed down to him.
The spirit of God is going to come upon someone tonight. A new anointing will begin to operate in your life.
What is anointing? For us to fully understand anointing we have to do some teaching tonight. When a generator is working, electricityflows. Now electricity is not the same as generator, it is the generator that produces electricity.
Anointing flows from a spirit, Anointing is not a spirit. It flows from a spirit and take note I said anointing flow from a spirit. Because there are different kinds of anointing; there is divine anointing; that flows from the Holy Spirit Act10 v 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power, who went about doing good and healing those who were oppress of the devil, for God was with him. Divine anointing comes from the Holy Spirit but then there is demonic anointing. That comes from demons that flow from evil spirit, it is the devil’s anointing. In Matthew 8 v 28 the bible tells us that there were two wild men and they are feared, that wherever they are, nobody could pass by that place. No one could pass by that place.
There is an anointing that flows from the devil. And anger is an example of demonic anointing.
When electricity flows, it generate power, in the same manner when anointing flows, it generate power.
Now power is ability to do work so when the anointing flows it gives the anointed power to what is normally humanly impossible to do. in Judges 14 v 5-6 when an anointing flow in Samson, he tore a lion into two and I am decreeing tonight that because of the anointing of God that is going to come on you, any lion that standing on your way will be dead.
In Mark 5 v1-4 the bible tells us of the mad man of Gadarenes, that when they bound him with fetters of iron, he would tear it with ordinary hand; that is demonic anointing flowing in him. Producing power!
Now when electricity stops flowing, we call it power failure, when anointing stops flowing in the life of the anointed, we say he suffers power failure. And I am praying for all of you who are here tonight, the anointing that God is going to release for you will be forever. And I am praying especially for the men of God here tonight, for the rest of your life you will never suffer power failure.
In Judges 16v 20-21 when Samson suffered power failure the result was not a pleasant thing at all. He said I would go as before, I will scatter my enemy like before but he didn’t know that God has departed from him. He expected the anointing to flow but there was power failure. I pray for you one more time for the rest of your life you will never suffer power failure.
I have told you the story of brother Sam, an illiterate fellow full of anointing, raised at least three fellow from the dead, went to preach somewhere and he was going to tell them I don’t know how now speak English, get me someone to interpret, as he opened his mouth to say I don’t speak English, the holy spirit take over and for one hour he preached in beautiful English.
Then he suffered power failure because pride came into his life, the one who use to raise the dead, the one that forces of darkness use to run away from, ended up in a lunatic asylum. So you know the reason why you should say amen when I pray that for the rest of your life you will not suffer power failure.
Now when electricity is properly channeled, it does a lots of wonderful thing, produces light, produce motion like a fan, you need it to start your car. It can produce heat; like electric iron or boiler ring, it produces sound; am talking here and you are hearing, some of you are a mile away but if they take off electricity, you won’t even see me talk less of hearing me.
In the same manner, when an anointing is correctly channel. When anointing is correctly handled, it can produce light. In John 9 v1-7, it will interest you that the bible says that when Jesus saw that man that way born blind, he spat on the ground made mud out of the clay and the bible says he anointed his eyes with the mud. So it is not the mud that gave that man eyes it is the anointing in the mud.
The ground you are sitting on is anointed and that is why I can cheerful decree that every sickness in your body will go into the ground now.
Anointing properly channeled, can produce motion in Act 3 v1-8 the bible tell us that when Peter was going to the temple with John and they saw a man that was born lame, Peter said to him silver and gold have I none but I have something, I have anointing, Now I am going to use that anointing for you in the name of Jesus; He said in the name of Jesus get up! The man didn’t get up(of course he would have been looking at Peter and say you think if I can stand up I will be sitting down here?)But Peter grabbed his hand and lifted him up, and anointing flow from Peter into the man and the ankle bones and leg receives strength. So he got up and he was walking, he was jumping and praising God.
I am believing God for somebody here tonight that God will cause you to be moving again but more than that, I am believing God that all those who have been kept stagnant by the forces of darkness, the Almighty God will touch you and it will cause you to move again. Anointing properly channel can produce heat. In Judges 15 v14 the bible says, when they brought Samson bound to the Philistine and the spirit of God came mightily on him, the rope binding him was burnt as it was burn with fire, the anointing produces fire. Yesterday night when I was going to pray for those who come for the praise night, the spirit of God told me how to pray for them. He asked me to pray that God will so anoint them that anyone who tries to harm them will taste the fire of God. That prayer was for those who came for the nigh vigil of yesterday. But using the authority vested in me, I want to extend it to you, that tonight God will so anoint you, that from now on, anyone who touches you with evil, shall taste the fire of God.
Anointing can produce sound just like electricity can produce sound from the microphone and the speakers. In Matthew 12 v 22 the bible said they brought a man to Jesus who was blind and dumb, when the Lord touched, he spoke and saw. Anointing can cause people to speak, so if there is anyone who has a problem with speech, tonight in the name of Jesus, you will be able to speak fluently but more than that if there is anything that is blocking your mouth, anything that is not allowing you to witness for Christ. Any reproach that may be in your life, anything that is causing people to ask where is your God? The anointing will take care of it tonight in Jesus name.
Before I was baptized in the Holy Spirit, believe it or not I was a very quite fellow. I could travel several kilometers to go and visit a relative, and I may want to spend three or four days with them, as soon as we greet the first set of greetings, that is all for the rest of my stay. It is good morning, good night. The rest of the period I will be busy with my mathematics.
My sister now in the Lord discovered something had happened; when I went to visit her after the normal greetings and I eat, i began to preach to her, she looked at me and said when did you begin to talk?. The power of the Holy Spirit is coming on you tonight. Those of you who have not been able to open your mouth to talk for God, you will begin to talk.
When Electricity is properly harness, it can bring all round satisfaction. Air conditioning, fridge, etc. in the same manner when an anointing is correctly channeled, it can bring total satisfaction to people. In 2 King 4v 8-17 the bible tells us of the great woman of Shunem
She had everything except that which money cannot buy; that is she was barren, but because an anointed man of God was there, the greatest need of her life was met.
And by the power of the anointing that is upon me, I decree tonight that that which remains in your life that you must have so that your joy must be full, you will get it tonight in Jesus name.
Do you know that electricity can even be use to bring a dead heart back to life? If a man suffered a heart attack and the heart stopped breathing, they use electricity to jump start it again, in fact many at times when they have to perform special surgery in the heart, they need to stop the heart for a couple of moment before they bring it back again.
In the same manner, when anointing is properly channeled. It can bring the dead back to life. In Mark 5 v 35- 42 everybody knew that he daughter of Jarius was dead and when Jesus said don’t weep the child is sleeping they laughed him to scorn but when Jesus took her hands…
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said the great change is about to begin in your life and that very soon you will become you will become an agent of change.
… When the Lord took the hand of the daughter of Jarius, anointing flow from the anointed one to the dead girl and the heart jumped back to life. And the one they thought was dead was alive again.
I have told you the story that once upon a time I was travelling to my home town, and I got to a town called Ife and I saw one of my daughter standing beside her car looking very, very sad and so I told my driver to stop, so I went to her and ask her what is the problem? I thought maybe her car broke down, why are you looking so sad? She said the baby in her womb id dead and the doctors wants to evacuate, I felt the leading of God to lay my hands on the stomach and I prayed a simple prayer, the baby jumped back to life. Now that child that the doctor wants to evacuate has finished the master degree now.
Now in the name of the anointed one; Jesus Christ the Lord, I decree tonight that whatever is already dead, that is good in your life shall come back to life.
Now when Electricity is handle wrongly, when electricity is handled improperly it can cause a lot of damage, in the same manner when anointing is handled improperly, it can cause a lot of damage. In 2 Samuel 6 v 6-7 the bible talked about the man called Uzzah who touched the ark of God improperly he died on the spot. In 1Samuel15 v 24-29when King Saul had offended against God and he was trying to compel Samuel to worship with him, together with his sin and Samuel said no I am not going to worship with you because you have sinned.
And the man of God turned to go and King Saul took his mantle and tore his mantle, the man of God said your kingdom is torn away for you. When anointing is handled wrongly it can create problem.
I know of a man of God, there was a prayer meeting, everybody was praying and man of God knelt down. Close his eyes and was praying; and one stupid fellow came from behind and lay hands on this man of God. He lays hands on the head that has been specially anointed by God, the next thing the people heard was that someone landed outside; because the power of God picked him up and threw him out of the window.
When anointing is handled wrongly it can create problem. When you respect divine anointing, you will benefit tremendously. Matthew 10 v 41 the bible says if you receive a prophet in the name of a prophet; the bible says you will receive the prophet’s reward…
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said because of you miracle will become frequent in your family.
In 2 Chronicle 20 v 20 the word of God says if you believe in God you will be established, if you believe His prophet you will prosper. In Hosea 12 v13 the bible says that it is by prophet that God delivered Israel out of Egypt and it is by another prophet that Israel was preserved.
When you handle anointing properly you will prosper, you will be preserved.
I have told you the story of my son who used to be one of the singers here. He was a tailor; he is now a full time pastor in America. When I became General overseer and I was beginning to teach our people on giving to lead to prosperity. He came to me once and said (we were all very poor in those days, I mean poor, poor)
He came to me and say daddy I have no money to give but I am a good tailor, you buy the clothe I will sow it free. I said to him you continue to do that and one day when you take your money to the bank, the bank manager will say what job you say you are doing?
Years passed, he continue to do what he said he will do and then one day he got a contract to sow dress for those who are going for the Olympic games and when he took his money to the bank, the manager called him and said I thought you say you are a tailor, what other job are you doing?
I don’t know maybe somebody will believe the prophet of God tonight when I say one day you will take your money to the bank and the bank manager will say what kind of job are you doing.
If you respect divine anointing you will prosper, if you mishandle divine anointing, the price can be very high. In Psalm105 v14-15 the bible tells us that God made it clear; touch not my anointed, do my prophet no harm. It is a very serious statement and that statement has no respect for age.
If you are young and you disrespect the anointing of God the repercussion will be serious in 2king 23-24 some children saw Elisha with new anointing upon him and they began to make mock of him they said bald headed man get away from here. He turned and say I curse you in the name of the Lord.
Immediately two she bear came from nowhere and tore forty two of them, the fact that they are children makes no difference. Touch not my anointed, do my anointed no harm.
Thank you Lord, the Lord said there is someone here, He said it appears as if you are being pressed on all side, the Lord ask me to tell you I will step in.
Daddy says there is someone here He said those who are persecuting you will be prematurely retired.
In Numbers 16 v 1-35 some people gathered themselves together against Moses, their leader was called Korah and his immediate colleague is Dathan and Abiram. They say are you the only elders in this town? You hear from God we also hear from God, you Moses, you are the prophet, your elder brother Aaron you made him priest, your sister Miriam, you ask her to lead the choir, you want to turn the church to family business and Moses said I am not the one doing it God send me to do it, they said God has sent them too. Then Moses said in that case let God decide.
And God said gather people together and those who are on your side let them stay on your side and those people who are on the side of the other, let them stay at their side. Suddenly the ground opens and swallow the rebels.
Am sure some of you have heard the story of some elders in a particular church not the Redeem Christian church of God, who said that their pastor is a young man and he is misbehaving, they need to discipline him; so they took him to the vestry and ask him to lie down and canned him, they said you small boys we are elders we will teach you some sense.
Every one of them that was present on that day they canned the pastor, lost his first child. Touch not my anointed, do my prophet no harm.
Now that is anointing, what do we mean by new anointing? We don’t have all the time, we have first of spend time on old anointing. Because new means there must have been something called old. New means fresh, means not used before, it means something that is just beginning, which is good news for all of us here. The anointing that is going to descend has not been use before so it is going to be refreshed for everybody.
What do we mean by fresh anointing? 1Samuel 10 v1-111tells us the story of a famer boy, called Saul and he came across a man called Samuel and he poured oil on his head and immediately the farmer boy became another person. And he began to prophesy.
The man who spoke before me Bishop Omowale told you to prophesy to yourself, some of you took that likely so I am going to give you another opportunity; prophesy to yourself for one minute. Mention your name and begin to say good things to yourself… So shall it be in Jesus name.
New anointing has the characteristic of being effective. You know they say a new broom sweeps clean.
In 1Samuel17 v 32-37 David said when the anointing of God came upon me, A Lion came; I beat him to death , a Bear came, I beat him to death, that same anointing is still on me and I can tackle Goliath.
When you leave here tomorrow morning, in that name that is above every other name, any Lion that tries to cross your way will be died, every Bear that tries to cross your way will be died, any Giant no matter how big that tries to block your way shall fall.
New anointing is strong, as in new wine; because anointing and wine have been use symbolically means to be the same thing in the word of God. In Matthew 9 v 17 the bible say you don’t put new wine in old bottles, because new wine is strong and it will break the old bottle.
New wine is strong. New anointing is strong, it is not just strong but aggressive. If there is anything that it is trying to hinder it, it is going to fight it.
In Act 13 v 6-12 when Paul was preaching to a governor and a sorcerer was trying to hinder him, the anointing in him became aggressive, he decree that this man be blind for a season and it happened immediately and the sorcerer was moved out of the way and Paul achieved his goal.
When you leave here in the morning, all those who had been blocking the way to your progress, you will decree and they will be moved. Fresh anointing is aggressive and it has the ability to clear obstruction out of its way.
The reason new wine breaks old bottle is because new wine wants to express itself. It is bubbling and the old bottle is saying you can’t spread and so it will say if you can’t give me room to expand you break!
In Judges 16v1-3 when they shut the gate against Samson, Samson got up and said ; as the elders in Africa will say that the rope that will say the elephant should not climb the mountain, will have to go with the elephant) so he took the gate of the city shook it and carry it away.
I am believing God, for you tonight that everything that has been limiting your success. You will uproot them tonight.
So new anointing, like new wine, breaks boundaries. New anointing turns you to a pace setter, new anointing enables you to do what nobody has done before.
The Lord said there is someone here; He said you have never been able to follow through with any project but He ask me to tell you the yoke is broken tonight.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight; He said what appears to you to be apparent defeat now is going to become a major testimony in your life.
In Act 8 v 5-8 the bible says Philip went done to Samaria and preached Christ to them, normally the Jews have nothing to do with the Samaritans, they don’t want to mix, but because of the new anointing on Philip, he went where nobody has gone before and he succeed beyond measure.
When we were starting the model parishes in this church there were those who were not too pleased, it is not the way we use to do it, it is not done like this before, how can you have a church in an hotel?
Where people are drinking and smoking. How can you go and hold a church in a night club, this is not done but the new anointing on us says it can be done. New anointing breaks boundary, it does new things, opens new doors, takes you to new levels. So I decree tonight, that by the unction of the Holy Spirit, by the virtue of the new anointing, you will move to a new level.
So the new anointing is dynamic, it is pushy, it is almost intoxicating. You see inEphesians 5 v18 the bible says be not drunk with wine but be filled with the Holy Spirit. So he compares someone who is filled with the Holy Spirit with someone who is drunk. In Judges 13 v 24-25.
The Lord is healing one particular fellow who has been suffering from the pain from the left part of the body. The pain is gone now.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said those who are laying siege to your marriage; are in for a shocker soon.
So in Judges 13v 24-25, the bible says the spirit of God began to move Samson at times.
You know this is what some of the prophet from other churches try to catch on; that is why some of you says; you will find my prophesies easier to believe if I shake when prophesying.
But the truth of the matter is that new anointing can be pushy and I pray that one day you will experience being drunk in the spirit. ‘New’ means not used before. As new clothe, new cars, something nobody had used before.
So new anointing can bring surprises. You are using it for the first time and you begin to get result and it will begin to surprise you, am sure when Peter told the lay man, all he was expecting was he would working, he wasn’t ready for the jumping and the leaping.
So I am believing God for you that from now on there will be pleasant surprises in your life.
Am sure I have share the testimony of a girl; I think it was 1981 when I was visiting our churches after I became General Overseer, we are so few then, so I can spend one week with an area. In the morning, they will bring those who need prayers and I would pray for them. So one day they brought a child who the mother said had never spoken before. I want to pray for the child, the normal prayer, just pray and believe God, after I have finish praying you go and they bring the next fellow.
I wasn’t expecting what happen. I laid my hand on the child, this child must be between 8 and 10, she has never spoken before, I laid my hands on her and I said in the name of Jesus and the girl said amen, I nearly jumped out of the window. I wasn’t expecting her to speak, not immediately; there was no need to do anymore prayer. I remember that day till today because the mother began to roll on the floor and the child was saying mama what happened?
There is somebody here today, even before the end of this month, you will have several testimony of surprises and because anointing we are talking about is new anointing, if it is new like a new baby, then it has the potential to grow.
It may be small at the beginning and it can grow. When the anointing was new on Peter, they had to hold the lay man before the lay man could walk. Later on the same Peter, his shadow began to heal. In Act 5 v14-16 new anointing has potential to develop to grow.
When I just began to pray for the sick, I used my children as experiment; when my child comes in and he says daddy I have headache, I will make sure that there is aspirin nearby but then I will say let me pray for you first, I will pray for the child with the intension that if the headache do not go in the next five minutes, I will reach for aspirin. My faith was small but the anointing was fresh and God met me at my level of faith.
Every time, it is either the child is back outside playing or has falling asleep. He never put my little faith to shame and I found that it was working for the children; I began to use my friends as the next group; People who will not ridicule me if I failed. Today I can pray for the sick anywhere, fresh anointing has potential to grow and I am decreeing to somebody here today, nobody knows you yet but before you leave this world, the world will know there is one anointed fellow.
Halleluiah! The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said people will never gather in your home for sorrow again.
So what can new anointing do for you, number one, it can do for you whatever it has done for your father and I mean your spiritual father in 2 King 2 v13-14 the bible says when Elijah got to Jordan with the mantle of Elijah in his hand, he said where is the Lord God of Elijah, he smote the water like his father did and said Lord if it is true you have given me new anointing let it do for me what you have done for my father and instantly it worked.
So I am decreeing tonight that whatever the anointing of God had done in my life it will do in the life of my children too.
Secondly the new anointing can open ways, when Elijah and Elisha were moving from Jericho across Jordan, Jordan opened, the two of them walk on dry ground and as soon as they passed over, Jordan closed but with the new anointing on Elisha Jordan opened again.
And I am praying for someone here tonight every doors that have been shut against you shall be reopen in Jesus name.
I remembered the story of one of my daughter she got married, the very month she became pregnant and had a baby. Which mean all is well with her and it is well with the husband. But after that they wanted another baby, they waited, and waited, and waited, and waited. And doctors said you are okay, your husband is okay. But where is the second child the baby has come through me before when is the second one going to come?
But one day I was coming to inspect the choir in the old auditorium my driver was not around so the choir master took me in his car, that lady saw me coming out of the car and said my day has come today, while the other choir were lining up, she ran into the car and sat where I sat, that month she became pregnant again.
Every door that the enemy has shut against your life by the power of the anointing that is flowing here tonight, the doors shall be open again.
The Lord ask me to tell you a story some of you properly have heard it before; several years ago a man and his wife came to see me at Ebutte meta and after sometime, we were seeing the husband, we were not seeing the wife. So we asked the husband what is happening. So we did a follow up and the wife said I am not coming to your church anymore because since I started coming anytime I want to fly to our meeting at night, I cannot fly beyond the roof.
The Lord asked me to tell you that story because there is someone here tonight, He said the witch that is not allowing you to make progress, He has cut the wings.
So what the anointing has done for your father, he can do for you. My father in the Lord was a prayer warrior and I wanted to be a prayer warrior, I am not saying I am like him now but thank God the anointing is working.
Anointing can reopen ways. Then the anointing can turn someone who is mocked to someone who is celebrated.
When Elijah and Elisha were going, from one city to the other, all the other sons of the prophet came to Elisha to say; are you so dumb that you don’t know that God is about to take your master away today. Daddy’s son, prophet’s special, today you will see what you will see. That is what they were saying and he kept on saying to them, “I know mind your own business”. But by the time he returned with the new anointing; all those who were mocking him, came and bow. There is somebody here today, those who are mocking you now will come and celebrate with you.
In Mark 10 v 46-52 those who were telling Bartimeus to shut up, who told you that the great prophet is going to pay attention to a beggar like you. They were the same people that Jesus said they should go and bring him, and when they saw the beggar with brand new eye, they celebrated him. You will be celebrated.
So the new anointing can turn somebody from being a nobody to someone that people will begin to seek after.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said the enemy thinks they can renew their attack on you, but the Lord said I will sabotage their effort.
Thank you Lord, the Lord said there is someone here tonight there is a sister here, He said menstrual period is a night mare for you because of pain, the Lord ask me to tell you no more.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said the express way to your breakthrough will be declare open soon.
In 1Sam.16 v11-13 the bible tells us that when Samuel came to the house of Jesse, looking for a king, nobody presented David, until the man of God says we will not seat down until David has arrived. But in 1Samuel 22 v1-2 when David went to the cave of Adullam, all his brothers came there to him and he became captain over them. The one they did not consider important one time but by the virtue of the new anointing on him, he became someone they have to seek after.
I have told you the story before, when I was a lecture in the university of Lagos, when I finish teaching mathematic, I usually walk with my student to the next class, so that I can use the opportunity to witness to them about Jesus and one day one of the girls said to me (she was a daughter to a well known Muslim leader) she said to me Sir, you are paid to teach mathematics. Teach mathematics and shut up.
I said yes ma. I won’t talk to you about Jesus again.
One day, I was getting ready to come to my class, the students were sitting there waiting for me and the girl looked at her hand, and saw some writing under her skin, written in Arabic.
She looked at the second hand the same writing was there, so she said “what is this?” And one fellow in the class came near saw what was written and said “they have got you”, “what do you mean they have got you”, that boy said “there is a secret society in town when they get somebody they write on their skin and after that one anything they ask you to do, you will do it, including killing your parent”.
So this girl became frightened, the first fellow she thought about was me, she came running to my office, weeping hysterical, please sir help me, please sir help me!, I said my dear I am paid to teach mathematics and my student are waiting
So i went to teach mathematics, by the time I came back she has been rolling on the ground, weeping, I said now I can talk about Jesus. Within a minute she has given her life to Jesus, we prayed a simple prayer and I ask her to go, she said the writing is still there, I say don’t worry you. (Those of you who know university of Lagos, there is what we call the main campus and there is what we call the college of education. My office is in the main campus; her hostel was in the college of education.) She moved that distance and when she got to her room, took the key from her purse to open her door and she glance at her hands and the writing were gone.
Now if there is any writing of the devil against your life, it is gone in the name of Jesus.
But the point I am making is that ‘me’ that she disdained, is the one she came to seek for when trouble came. I am sending you away with a prophecy; in your compound, in your village, in your office; you will become the carrier of the power of God.
Anointing can make someone who is lonely to someone who is surrounded with people. Elisha was lonely but because of the anointing he became the father of many sons of the prophet. Anointing can change the helpless to the helper; Elisha was helped, he couldn’t stop his father from taken away from him, but by the time he returned with the new anointing, and he became the one who is cancelling the curse on the city of Jericho.
Through you every curse that is on your family, on your village, your town will be destroyed in Jesus name. Anointing can turn your words to decree that whatever you say will begin to come to pass immediately.
The Lord said there is some here tonight; He said there will be no more premature deaths in your family.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said you use to be a fervent prayer warrior, but now the fire has died down, he asks me to tell you, I will revive you.
The Lord said there is someone, here tonight, He said I would help you to clear your debt and you will not have to borrow again.
You see, The Lord said there is someone, here tonight. He said beginning from today I will begin to seriously prosper the work of your hand.
The Lord asked me to tell someone here tonight he said the mountain shall be moved.
Daddy says there is someone, here tonight; He said from now on you will begin to enjoy peace of mind.
The Lord said there is someone, here tonight; He said they have gathered to plot your end. He said but you will see their end.
So I was talking about 2King 2 v 19-22 when the people of Jericho came to Elisha and they said, help us, our city is beautiful but the water is not good. There is barrenness, there is death and he said bring me a new plate, put salt there and pour the salt at the spring of the water. He said I decree no more barrenness, no more death and the bible says the waters were healed from that day according to the word of Elijah which he spoke. He decree and it came to pass.
I have told you the story before because we want to do something now; I can feel God wanting me to do it because of somebody special.
I told you I went to Ghana, to see our missionary there, as I was returning, they followed me to the airport and since I don’t need money(at the airport here my driver will be waiting for me) I emptied my pocket and gave them all the money I had, so they left.
After they left, they told us that the plane that was suppose to bring us to Nigeria will first of all go to Sierra Leone before coming to take us, that was not the original plan, suddenly I became hungry and there was no money left in my pocket. Suddenly I remember that the bible say I shall decree a thing and it shall be establish unto me. So I said I decree that all the official of these airways, you will have no rest until I leave here.
About five minute later, suddenly all the official rushed to where we were staying, “where are those of you going to Nigeria?” we said “we are here”, “has anybody given you something to eat?” “No sir”, they said they have no food except this cake. (Half bread is better nothing) so they slice the thing; gave us a slice each and a bottle of coke each. Because I was hungry I finished my own quickly and the leader of the group came to me and said “you want more?” I said yes ma, she gave it to me and gave me a bottle of coke, I eat that one like a gentleman.
While I was drinking the second bottle of coke they announced that the plane will not go to Sierra Leone first, it will first of all go to Nigeria. When I was about boarding I turned round and I said now you may know peace. I decree that now you can have peace.
Is anybody here tonight who wants me to decree something? Stand on your feet; I decree in the name that is above every other name that is not allowing your joy to be full they will never know peace again. I decree that from tonight that every door that has been shut against you shall be open tonight. I decree that every obstacle on your way to your breakthrough, they shall become stepping stones in the name of Jesus decree tonight that it shall be well with you. If you receive that, give the Lord a big round of applause.
Let me conclude, how do I get the new anointing? New anointing is not given to you by any man, it is only God who can give it but he is here tonight and he is willing to give it provided you will opt for a life of holiness. Hebrew1v 9 he said because you love righteousness and you hated iniquity, therefore God even your God has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.
If you love righteousness and you hate iniquity, anointing will flow freely in tour life. You cannot continue in sin and you want the grace of God to abound. Peter said in Act 2 v37-39 when they asked him, sir, what shall we do? He said repent and then you will be baptized in the Holy Spirit. He said because the promise is for you.
If you will turn from your wicked way, if you will begin to live a life that is pleasing to the Almighty God, anointing will flow freely; God is never stingy with the anointing. I told you that when I read Psalm l23 v 5 when David said thou anointing my head with oil my cup runs over, I said Daddy when the cup was full, why the extra, He said just to show that there is plenty more from where it is coming from.
There is more than enough anointing to cover all of us, provided you chose to live holy. That is why those of you who are here tonight, who have not yet surrender your life to Jesus, come and give your life to Him, let His blood wash away your sin and I can guarantee you, the power of the most high God will be available for you.
For those of you who say you are born again and you are still living in sin, stop deceiving yourself, come and give your life to Jesus. Those of you who have been born again before and you backslide, come back to the Lord tonight, this is a very special night, come and be reconcile unto God. Come out here now and give your life to Jesus…
Ask Jesus Christ to save your soul, ask him to be merciful unto you. Promise the Almighty God that you will serve him from now, ask him to forgive you of your sins, ask him to wash you in his blood…
Thank you Jesus , blessed be the name of the Lord, in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed, my father and my Lord I want to thank you for your word. Accept our thanks in Jesus name. I want to thank you for these your children that has come forward, you promised that whosoever will come unto you, you will in no wise cast out.
They have come now, receive them in Jesus name, and forgive them in Jesus name, save their soul in Jesus name. Your blood that cleanses from all sins let it wash them clean in Jesus name.
Please write their name in the book of life, from now on whatever they ask from you; please do for them in Jesus name. Don’t let them go back to the world but let them serve you for the rest of their life. Glory be to your holy name, in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
Let somebody shout halleluiah!
You have one major prayer point tonight, you already know what the new anointing can do for you, I want you to please stand on your feet and with all your heart I want you to cry unto God and say “father, soak me in your new anointing tonight”, go ahead talk to the Almighty God…In Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
6th of June, 2008
Let somebody shout halleluiah!
Provoking prophecy, what is prophecy? In the very simplest language; Prophecy simply means the revelation of what God wants to do.
Amos 3 v7 he said God will not do a thing without revealing it to his servant the prophet. Whenever God wants to do something, he will reveal it to somebody and that somebody is called a prophet. For example He has revealed to me that there is somebody here tonight whose tomorrow will be alright, if you are the one let me hear you say amen loud and clear.
Many at times God may speak to somebody directly, He reveal what he wants to do to somebody directly. In Genesis 12 v1-3 He spoke to Abraham directly; Abraham I am going to bless you, I am going to make your name great, I am going to make you a blessing, I am going to bless those who bless you, I am going to curse those who curse you. Through you I am going to bless the whole world, he told Abraham directly, but many times he will speak through a prophet to a group of people, so that when that happens, you will hear the prophet says thus says the Lord.
Or like we do in modern term; that there is someone here that God wants to do these for you. Occasionally, God may tell a prophet something and tell him for your ears only, you are the only one I am telling, I am not asking you to tell anyone, like in Daniel 12 v 4 He told Daniel what I have shown you seal it up; it is not yet time to reveal it, I just want you to know.
But at times He would tell the prophet something and the prophet would no longer be able to rest until he has said it, in Amos 3 v 8Amos said the lion has roared, who shall not fear; the Lord has spoken who will not prophecy.
Occasionally when God tells you something that is particularly unpleasant and you find it difficult to go and tell the person concern, He will make sure that you can’t rest until you have spoken it out.
Now how do we know true prophecy? Because Prophecy can come through three sources, Prophecy can come from God, Prophecy can come from the devil that is why any devilish prophesy concerning you, I cancel it in Jesus name. Prophecy can come from the spirit of a man. False prophet can come to you and say thus says the Lord, give me your car, tell him go and buy his own, don’t come and claim my car.
How do we know true prophecy? Probably the most outstandingfeature of a prophecy coming from God is that, it will sound very difficult to believe. Considering the circumstances, it will sound incredible.
For example in 2Kings 7v1-2 when there was great famine in the land the prophet of God got up and said thus says the Lord, by these time tomorrow. Food will be in excess. Somebody got up and said what are you talking about? People are eating their children out of hunger and you are telling me that in less than 24 hours there will be so many food that nobody will want to buy? The Man of God said you will see it but you won’t eat part of it.
May I repeat one more time there is somebody here today, irrespective of what is happening, your tomorrow will be alright. Another example is in Ezekiel 37 v1-10 the bible says there was a valley full of bones. Very dry bones and God asked the man of God, can these bones live. Even the man of God said this is too much for me, and God said to the man of God, man of God prophecy, tell the dry bones, dry bones live! How can you ask dry bones to become human beings? But that is the way of God that is how we know true Prophecy.
Years ago, my first year as the General Overseer, I was praying to God for a house, father build me a house in Mushin. God answered Son, don’t ask me for a house, I have decided to build you a city.
How can somebody who hasn’t got money to build a house find it easy that he will build a city? But that is the way of Prophecy.
Some of the elders here, they would remember during our first convention here. In 1983, the total number of cows that we killed, I think it was three and I told them what God said; that God said very soon, during the convention trailers will be bringing the cows. They said amen (the ‘amen’ means go on deceiving yourself) but today, even a thousand cows will go in three days.
When God is the one speaking it will sound impossible, but that is the mark that it is God speaking. God is speaking to somebody here today, He is saying to you it doesn’t matter what the situation will be now, I say your tomorrow will be alright.
Now what is the purpose of Prophecy? There are many purposes; we will just mention a few. In 1Corinthians 14v3 the bible say the purpose of Prophecy is for edification, exaltation and comfort.
Isaiah 30 v 21 says prophecy can be for guidance. He says you will hear a voice behind you, this is the way walk in it, when you get to a cross road and you don’t know what to do next and you come to a Holy Ghost service and the Lord speaks.
In 2Kings 3 v15 – 17 Prophecy can be for instruction; do this, and do this, then do this. Instructions! In Daniel 4v 20-27 Prophecy could be a warning, could be something telling you be careful, danger is coming so that you will know what to do to avoid the danger that is coming.
Now what are the normal channels that God could use to bring about Prophecy: He could use dreams, when you are just beginning in the Lord and God wants to use you to reveal what He wants to do, He may use dreams, in Genesis 41 v 1-25 it was through dreams that Pharaoh knew troubles was coming, and what to do to avoid the troubles that was coming.
Many at times when a danger is coming, God may give you a dream to warn you that trouble coming.
I think it was my first or second year as the general overseer, I have a dreams and I saw two pythons, very big pythons. One was yellow, very beautiful; the other was black with dots on the body, beautiful also. And then I was wondering when I woke up, there are pythons very big! They should be frightening but they were beautiful, what is the meaning of these? Father please tell me; The Lord told me two women will be visiting you, they are pythons, be careful, I will tell you when they arrive.
I pray for somebody here today all the plans of the enemy concerning you shall be exposed.
I don’t need to continue with the story; some of you have heard it before. But the two them came according to the Prophecy that day and as soon as they came, God said that is python number one, this is the number two.
And then another venue for Prophecy is by what is called open vision. In Act 10 v 9-20the bible tells us at the time when God wanted to send the gospel to the gentiles, He gave Peter an open vision. Show him what he wanted to do next, He knew Peter will not want to go, so He showed him a vision and as he was thinking, the people he had to go with had arrived.
I am praying for those of you who are here today, that the ability to see visions, the Almighty God will give you today.
But then, probably the highest form of Prophecy is what is called the audible voice. When God will speak to you and you will hear him, and God can talk to you, like I am talking to these brother, clearly, that you even think it is somebody else near you talking. In1Smauel 3 v 2-14 when God wanted to send someone to Eli, He called Samuel, Samuel, Samuel heard the voice but he thought it was Eli, and he ran to Eli and said here I am because you called me, but Eli say no I didn’t call you. It happened three times before Eli realized that it was God calling the small boy.
Every one of us that are here tonight there is no reason why God cannot speak to you. It makes Christianity simple, when you can hear from God yourself then no fake prophet can deceive. If you know the number of prophet who calls themselves prophet who have come to me and say thus says the Lord. Many at times I just look at them and say repent! Because God didn’t tell you what you are saying.
I am praying for everybody here today that beginning from these particular month, you will begin to hear from God yourself, because then nobody will be able to cheat you anymore, nobody will be able to frighten you unnecessarily, when somebody says thus saith the Lord, you will be able to stand boldly and say my father didn’t tell me that. It makes Christianity beautiful.
Now that is prophecy, the next word that is important in our service tonight is provoking. One of the speaker who spoke before me did a beautiful definition of the word provoking, but there was so many definition that I can’t remember them all, but there is one that is so simple anybody can remember it.
To provoke simply means to cause somebody to do what he doesn’t plan to do. Fortunately, many of us because of the way provoke have been use, we have taking provoke to mean to cause to be angry. The word provoke is not complete of itself; provoke to what? When you go through the scriptures alone, you find that you can provoke to anger, like in Deuteronomy 4 v 25, he said through idolatry you can provoke God to anger but when you look at…
Thank you Lord, He said there is someone here, he said you are the only one left in your family that you have not yet succeed He ask me to tell you, you will surpass the others, now it may sound impossible to you know but you wait and see.
Luke 11 v 53-43 the bible says that the scribes and the Sadducees provoke Jesus to say many things so that they can catch Him from his word, in other words they were causing him to speak more, more and more. In Romans 11v11 the bible says God brought salvation to the gentiles to provoke the children of Israel to envy. Because the Jews have always said salvation is of the Jew, so God gave salvation to gentiles, to provoke the Jews to envy. And then when you read Hebrew 10 vs 24 then you find that it is possible to provoke people to good works, and to provoke people to love, so you can provoke to anger, you can provoke someone to love more than he wants, you can provoke someone to love, you can provoke someone to envy.
You can provoke someone to good works, so you see the word provoke is nothing until you add something, provoke to what? Provoke to anger, provoke to good works, provoke to speaking too much. Provoke to love, provoke to good works. So we can provoke to prophecy. So the word provoke is not an evil word. It is a beautiful word.
And there is somebody here, a friend of mine for example, who today am sure will do anything for me, but when I first met him, he doesn’t want to be near me at all, it was his wife who got born again and drag me into their home. This man didn’t like it at all, but he respected me because I happen to be a lecturer and my coming to his house has spoiled a lot of his fun. There was one day for example; he was going to celebrate his birthday, he has loaded his fridge with beer, his friends has come to celebrate and I arrived and I brought out my bible, let us open our bible to chapter so and so, one by one all the friends left. He didn’t like me at the beginning but I provoke him to love so much so now that he loves me with all his heart.
I have heard men say, that their wives don’t know how to do something, it is the duty of the husband to provoke the wife to good works, it is the duty of the wife to provoke the husband to love her, but I am not here to preach on marriage today.
How do we provoke God to preach? How do we get God to say what he doesn’t want to say? Because God is not a talk active, the bible says in Psalm 62 v11 he said God has spoken once , twice have I heard it ‘that powers belong to God’, He said it only once” power belong to me” if you don’t believe that is your headache He has spoken, let there be light and there is light. he is not a talk active but if you know what to do He can talk to you from morning to evening, He can tell you what is yet to happen the next twenty years, he is willing to talk to you about all your children one by one, He wants to talk to you about your business, he is willing to guide you as to who to marry and who not to marry.
He is willing to tell you that opening, don’t take it is not from me, If you know what to do.
Thank you Lord, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, He asks me to tell you that I will lift the embargo placed on you.
Thank you Lord, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said relax, I have fixed the day for your miracle.
How do we provoke prophecy, Genesis 8 v 20-22 the bible said when Noah offered a sacrifice to God and God smells the sweet odor, He spoke, he said from now on I won’t destroy the world with water again.
In Genesis 22 v 1-18 when God said to Abraham, give me your son Isaac, sacrifice him to Me, and Abraham said okay God and he was ready to offer the boy to God before God stopped him, the bible spoke again, He said “by myself have I swore, in blessing, I will bless you and in multiplication ,I will multiply you”.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said the next time you say I am a friend of God, all your neighbors will say it is true. In other words they will see proof that truly God is your friend.
In 2 Chronicle 1v6-12 after Solomon offered a thousand offering to God, God visited him and said ask what you want, he asked what he wanted and God spoke to him, what you ask for I will give, what you did not ask for, I will add.
Now before I continue my teaching the Lord wants me to share something for somebody in particular, if you are the one please listen carefully. Some of you have heard me said it before, but there is a prophecy attached to this one.
When we held the first Holy Ghost service in Abuja, to start our church there, I was in the room praying; father save soul, heal, perform miracle, do mighty things and God spoke to me and he “said shut up!”, “do this, do this, all that I have done for you, when did you say thank you”. He said for the next three days(because the program was for three days) don’t ask me anything just keep on thanking me, it was difficult but I tried; Lord thank you, glory be to your name, thank you for this, thank you for that, but please tonight don’t forget… ah thank you, thank you. After three days He spoke to me and said son, tell the elders to go and strengthen the foundation of the church because what you have seen thus far is addition. Now you will begin to see multiplication. That is when the Redeem Christian church of God practically exploded.
Now the Lord is saying there is someone here tonight all you have seen thus far is addition but from this month you will begin to see multiplications.
I think if you are the one, I think you should just stand up on your feet and thank the Lord. Thank Him for addition, I thank you what I have seen already, thank you for multiplication, Lord I thank you. Lord for what I have seen, I thank you for your goodness, I thank you for your mercy, I thank you for thus far you have helped me, I am grateful Lord, Lord I am saying thank you. Father you’ve been so good to me, so kind, so wonderful, what a great God you are, what a mighty God you are, what a marvelous God you are, from the bottom of my heart I say thank you, glory be to your name. In Jesus Mighty name we have given thanks. May I hear somebody shout a really big halleluiah!
How do we provoke prophecy? By acceptable sacrifice, by sacrificial offering; like in the case of Abraham? By an unusual offering; like in the case of Solomon, and by the rededication to God.
In 1King 18 v 30- 41it was after Elijah repaired the Altar of God, after the whole of Israel feel on their face and said Jehovah is God. After the prophets of Baal have been wiped out, it is then Elijah said I have heard the sound of abundant of rain.
If you have been hearing God before and you don’t hear from Him anymore; examine yourself, it can only mean you have strayed away from Him, come back to Him and he will begin to speak to Him again.
And then finally, how do we hear from God, how do we provoke prophecy? 2king 3 v15-16 some kings have come to Elisha and they wanted to hear from him, what has God got to say? He said bring me a minstrel. Get me somebody who knows how to praise God and as the minstrel played, the hand of God came upon him and he said thus says the Lord. Whenever people praise God intensely, God will always speak. Praise Him as you ought to, He will speak. You don’t praise Him, He will keep quiet.
The reason why in some churches we don’t hear thus says the Lord, is because they don’t go there to praise him. Even in some Pentecostal churches, we don’t hear thus says the Lord, because we go there to praise the pastor and not God; if you praise the pastor, the pastor will speak. If you praise God, God will speak. That is why when we began the Holy Ghost service several years ago; I use to depend on the choir to bring the power down to bring God to speak. And when they do not perform they ought to perform, it is always a very big trouble getting through the program.
I went to God in prayer, what do I do? I want you to speak to me so that I can speak to your people and He said you don’t have to rely on the choir, you yourself worship me. if you worship me I will speak, whether the choir perform or not.
That is why when we want to begin a program we will begin with worship but thank God over the years the choir had improved.
Thank God over the years God has raise up a minstrel up for Himself so even if the choir did not perform well, by the time he got on the saxophone, God will come down and by the time he finish his own and I add my own little bit, very soon you will hear thus says the Lord.
I have a feeling that God wants to talk tonight, He wants to talk to somebody, has already talk to someone but He is going to speak to somebody again, is anybody here who wants to hear from the Almighty God? Let me hear you shout halleluiah!
But before I get out of the way because really this night is suppose to be for praise.
What do I do when I hear thus says the Lord? Because many of us have receive prophesies but we have not seen them manifesting. What do I do with prophesy? It is your duty to pray it into manifestation. In 1king18 v 41-45 Elijah said I have heard the sound of abundance of rain, what he did then?, he went on the mountain top, fell on his face, put his head between his legs and began to pray until rain fell.
The trouble with many of us is that every God has spoken to us and we know it is God speaking we don’t do anything about it. We just say amen and we keep quiet. You have something to do about it. You have to pray it into manifestation. For example, I heard a prophecy coming tonight that somebody was the last fellow in the family to succeed but that he is going to surpass all the others; you know what that means? It means that you are going to work harder than the other but God will give you opportunities and when He opens the door, you move in.
I have told you of two people who went to see an oracle. I heard this from my father in the Lord, the oracle man said to them; he said to the first man, you will be a king he said to the second man you will be a servant.
And the two of them left the oracle man, the first one came home rejoicing; I am Kabieysi (king). The second one said what have I done wrong, why should I be a servant? He said I refuse to be a servant. So he got two good cutlasses, took some maize and some yams. Went far, far into the jungle, into a no man’s land. And he began to cut the wood there, kept on saying I refuse to be a servant, I refuse to be a servant. When he is feeling tired he will tell his body you better be careful because I refuse to be a servant and he planted a lot of maize.
In the mean time the one the oracle said is going to be a king stay at home he did nothing. Then famine came, the famine was devastated the whole town and the hunter hunting came upon the other man and saw a lot of food that he has already gathered and went to town and told the people and say there is food here and the town people came and said please give us food we will make you our king.
The one that the oracle said he is going to become king ended up the servant of the king. When God says that you are going to prosper that means hard work. If God says you are going to reach the top that means climbing. If God says your tomorrow will be alright, that means you have a lot of prayer to do, how many of you are ready to climb, how many of you wants to be the greatest?
How many of you are ready for hard work? How many of you know that your tomorrow will be alright, how many of you are ready to pray? When you have receive a prophecy, you must pray it into manifestation,
In conclusion, because we are going to praise God now and I already have a feeling that God is about to speak to some people. Remember Proverb 21 v 27 he said the sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to God. We have pointed out the various ways we have provoke prophesy, give him an acceptable offering, give him a sacrificial offering, give him an unusual offering.
Rededicate your life to him and praise and worship Him. But the sacrifice of the wicked God calls it abomination. That means that if you are not born again and you say you want to offer God a sacrifice you are wasting your time. You are leaving in sin and you say you want to praise God you are wasting your time. You cannot be a harlot and begin to shout halleluiah! Halleluiah! To who? you cannot say you a robber and say you want to praise God, praise God for what? You cannot be robbing God of time and come and say oh! Glory be to God in the highest. Robbers, praising God?
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to God. So those of you who says you are already born again and you want to be hearing from him, rededicate yourself to him, get back a correct relationship with God and those of you who have not even surrender your life to him at all, if you leave here and you say you are hearing a voice. A sinner, who is hearing a voice, is hearing the voice of the devil not the voice of God. But if you give your life to Jesus Christ and He save your soul and he cleanse you in his blood, you will become one of his own. He says my sheep hear my voice.
As a matter of fact, if you say you are a child of God and you have not been hearing from God, check your salvation. My sheep hear my voice, so if there is anybody here and you know you are still living without deceiving anybody you are still living in sin, come to Jesus tonight, let him save your soul, His blood will wash away your sin and you will begin to hear from him. I have been hearing from God since I was a very young Christian. God can talk to babies; He spoke to Samuel, when Samuel doesn’t even know how to hear from him. Give your life to Him today, he will wash you with his blood and you may even be hearing from him before the end of the month.
Come now if you want to give your life to Jesus, if you want to be hearing from Him you need to give your life to Him first, ask God to save your soul, ask him to forgive you your sins, ask Him to be your lord and savior, promise him you will serve him for the rest of your life. Ask him to be your shepherd from now on, so that you will begin to hear from him…
Thank you my father, in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed. Father, we want to thank you for your word, we want to thank you for the people that have come to the front. Receive them in Jesus amen, forgive them in Jesus name, and wipe away all their sins with your blood in Jesus name. Please save their souls in Jesus name. Lord God Almighty father, I pray that from now on they will be hearing from you. In Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
Let somebody shout halleluiah! I have no doubt at all that God wants to speak to somebody but why don’t we get Him to speak to everybody? We can get Him to do this by praising him.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
4th of July, 2008
There are blessing and there are blessings, there are blessing that will sink a ship. There are blessings that you will need your neighbors to help you carry them. That kind of blessing is coming the way of someone tonight. Now we want to talk about the flourishing and our discussion is in two parts, in the first part we want to define flourishing then in the second part we want to find out to find out what you must do in order to flourish? Some of you have heard me define flourishing before. If you have heard it before it will be a good revision, if you have not heard it then you need to pay double attention.
In the material worlds there are different levels, there is the level of those who are the poor, the bible say people in this level shall not cease in the land. Thank God, He did not say you would be one of them. Therefore, I am believing God for you that you will not be in the level of the poor. I will not talk much about these groups of people.
Then there is the level of those who are surviving. In Lagos we call them the book me downs; they are doing a job but the money will be gone before the end of the middle of the month so they will go to sellers of beans or garri and say please I will pay at the end of the month, give me food and book me down. I pray that if you are in that level before the end of this month you will leave that level in the name of Jesus.
Then there is a higher level than that; the level of the comfortable. Their salaries carry them through the month; they even have left over than they need. They are the people that open savings accountand you will not know they have a problem unless there is a crisis. It is not a bad level, but I am still believing God for you that you will even leave that level this month.
There is a higher level than that called the level of the rich. This is where we will begin to talk a little. An example of that is given inGenesis 24 v 34 – 35; the servant of Abraham was speaking and said I am Abraham servant and the Lord has bless my master greatly and then has become rich in silver , in gold , in cattle etc. who are the rich? I have a friend, we normally travel together and whenever we go to the stores to buy things. While am looking for things that areold sale; 50% reduction, 40% reduction. My friend will be pushing his cart and anything that he sees that he wants he picks it and drop it in and so I said to him “you are not even checking the price?” He will say there is no need. That is what I call to be rich. There are some of you today, before the end of this month you will be in the category of the rich.
However, there is a higher level than that is called the wealthy, the bible describe this people in Ecclesiastes 6v2. It says the people in this category lack nothing. It said whatever their hearts desires they have. My son who spoke before me gave you an example in Genesis 26 v12-14 that is the story of Isaac who sow in the land and reap in hundred folds and waxed great and he began to move forward and kept on increasing until he became very great and the whole nation envied him. I also gave an example of a wealthy man to my children not long ago, I said I had an uncle now dead, he was a wealthy man. When we go to him and say uncle, please give us a thousand naira at a time when the naira was almost equal to pounds my uncle will say I do not have. We will say uncle how can you say you don’t have? uncle please there is a project, we need ten thousand naira, he will say I don’t have, but when you go to him and say uncle please I need hundred thousand naira, he will say you are now talking, how can you be insulting me by asking for one thousand, ten thousand naira. One day the principal of a school came to see him. The principal said please sir we need school hall, he answered and say yes is that all, what about house for the boys and girls. The principal said yes we need that too, he said add it, how about you the principal , do you have a house, he asked him to add it to the list, there is somebody here when they ask you for one thing you will give four.
Then there is a level higher than that it is the level of the flourishing, you can read about these people in 2Chronicle 1v15 the bible say in the time of Solomon, silver and gold became like ordinary stones. In the treasure house of Solomon, he insisted that only Gold must be brought in. silver must be kept in the back yard. The people called the flourishing are the people that lend to nation. We are talking about somebody that the whole nation will come to and say we cannot balance our budget; please can you lend us some money? these are the people called the flourishing. I prophesy to you in that name that is above every other name very soon you will begin to flourish.
Let me give an example of someone in that category. I went to visit a friend, he invited me to come and conduct bible study in his house. He invited people of his caliber into his house for bible study. and there was a young man, I don’t know how he manage to sneak in, because he wasn’t wealthy, he was only rich, he had only ten petrol stations at that time, after I had finish preaching, he came to me and say sir, I was so bless by your teaching, I want to give you a gift, he gave me ten thousand dollars. I took it from him and bless him saying; next time it will be much more. The following year the same young man was there again, when I have finish teaching he came to me and said last year I gave you a gift and you prayed a strange prayer, you said next time it will be much. I didn’t understand what you meant then but between last year and now my petrol stations had increased from ten to one hundred and ten. He gave me another gift, I that I won’t tell you, so I took it from him and I said next time it will be more, but this time he said a big amen from his heart. Today no need counting the number of his petrol station in Nigeria, he has petrol stations in the UK, he has several others I don’t want to mention, otherwise you may guess who the fellow is. That is an example of somebody who is flourishing.
I decree into somebody’s life tonight that next time I want to give an example of somebody who is flourishing it will be you.
THINGS YOU NEED TO DO IN ORDER TO FLUORISH
Now that you know the meaning of flourishing, what do you do in order to flourish? This is where you need to place close attention, I am going to teach and not preach tonight because you must flourish. Are you tired of poverty? If you are tired of poverty, let me hear you say I am tired of poverty. So read carefully and do not miss anything.
A. DIVINE FAVOUR : In Luke 5v2-3 you will see the first thing that you need to begin flourish; the bible say and Jesus came to a lake, saw two empty ships and chose the one that belongs to Peter. Why is it peter’s boat that he chose? The first thing you need to flourish is called divine favor. In Romans 9v15-16, God said I will show mercy on whom I will show mercy and compassion on whom I will show compassion. So He says therefore it is not of whom that willeth nor of him runneth but of Him that showeth mercy. The elders have a saying that it is not it is not lack of food that makes a cat not to be as big as the dog, in other way, struggling does not necessary lead to prosperity.
I am going to tell you some stories to show you what favour can do for one, because favour singles you out for help, for assistance, for things you don’t deserve.
The first time I was to travel out of Nigeria, I had to leave from Nigeria to Canada, Nigeria Airways was to take me to London, and then from London I will take British Airway. Nigeria Airway was late so by the time we got to London, British airway had gone. I have never been outside Nigeria before I don’t know what to do. The lady at the British Air way counter said don’t worry, she wrote certain things down, book me into an hotel, gave me ticket for food, she showed me the bus that will take me there. I thanked her but as I collected these materials from her she picked up the telephone to phone Nigeria airways to tell them that she has booked their passenger into a hotel. I didn’t hear what the other was saying but I noticed there were arguments, I didn’t wait. I hurried quickly and went into the hotel, what happened in the hotel I had told you before.
When I came back the following day, I discovered that all of us who was to travel by Nigeria airways who needed to catch British Airway to Canada, all slept at the air port. God singled me out. God is going to single you out for favour.
But that is not the end of the story; we got to Canada in the night, it was very cold and there was a long queue where we want to register. We went to the world conference of mathematician, the lady at the end of the table got up and came along the line, when she got to me, she asked for my name, I told her, she asked for where I came for, I told her Nigeria and she went back to her seat, not long she came back with a big cup of tea and sandwiches and gave them to me in the midst of everybody.
That day i didn’t invite anybody, I eat the sandwiches drank the tea and as was finishing, she came back, she had helped me done my registration and gotten somebody to lead me to where I would stay. There was a long queue, but God singled me out. God will single you out for favor. The story continues, I am telling you all these because what happen to me is going to happen to someone. When we finish our mathematical jargon, they took us to government farm to go and see the big cows and so on. There they gave us food and I feel like sitting on the green grass to enjoy my food, but when I touch the ground it was very cold, there was a white man standing by, he said “you want to sit down?” I said yes but the ground is cold, he removed his jacket spread it on the ground and said I should sit down and I said sir? And I heard God speak “son sit down” so I sat on his jacket and he sat beside me and we began to discuss mathematics.
Favor will send the kind of help that you don’t deserve, I don’t know who I am talking to but there is someone here tonight, God is going to show you favor. I can continue the story but am sure I have made my point. The first thing you need if you are going to flourish is divine favor. If God is going to chose one boat it will be your own.
B. HARDWORK: the second thing you need after God has shown your favor is hard work, in Luke5 v 5 peter said, we toiled all night, lazy people don’t work all night. Lazy people don’t work hard so they don’t flourish. In John 5v17 Jesus Christ said my father worketh hitherto and I work. God is a hard worker, so it will be unlike Him to cause a lazy fellow to flourish. In Proverbs 13 v 4 the bible says the soul of the sluggard desireth but has nothing. Proverb 6 v 9 -11 the Lord says concerning the sluggard, he says a little sleep, a little slumber so your poverty will come like a traveler. I have seen a lot of people who want to flourish but don’t want to work hard; it is not going to be. I go around the camp for example, at 10am in the morning some workers are still eating breakfast they have not done anything since morning, at 4pm they say they have close. People don’t flourish like that. Those who are going to flourish are those who work hard, those who toil all night, those who are going to reach the top are those who are going to spend all their energy working hard. Hebrew 11v 6 says God is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him.Proverbs 22 v 29 says seeth thou a man diligent in his business, he shall stand before kings and not before mean men. If you don’t want to work hard then there is no way God can cause you to flourish. What He does is that He opens doors, if He opens door and you don’t enter it, the doors will close.
When I was a lecturer in the University of Lagos several years ago, one day my dean came to me and said I have heard from the student that you are the best lecturer of mathematics. He said we want to begin a corresponding course so I have chosen you to be writing for those people, they would pay you so much. I thanked him, not long after this he told me there is a course for technical students they need somebody to teach them, he said he want me to go and take them and all these are in addition to my normal duty. One school, Lagos Anglican Girls Grammar school they need mathematics teacher I want you to go and teach them 3hrs per day for so many days they will pay so much. One school CMS Grammar school Bariga they need somebody to teach them HSC advanced mathematics, I have recommended you, I said yes sir.
Work was added but naira was added also at the end of the month what I got from my little here, little there is more than my salary at the end of the month and at the same time I was still coaching my volley ball team of the University of Lagos yet every weekend I will travel to go and preach. See a man diligent in his work, he will stand before kings. You will soon be dining with presidents in Jesus name, but you will have to tighten your belt and be ready for hard work.
C. WORKING RIGHT: The next thing you need after hard work is working right. Working hard is not as important as working right otherwise the laborer at the wharf will be the richest in the world. Peter was fishing all night but he was fishing at wrong place, God had to show him that he should move into the deep where it is better to fish. The Almighty God is going to guide someone into the kind of job that God has meant for you. In John 21v1 Peter and his friend fished all night. When Jesus came on the sea, He told them to cast their net to the right, they were initially fishing on the left side, the fishes are on the right side.
I pray for someone tonight, that place where your breakthrough is God will show you in Jesus name. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 9 v 26 he said I will not fight as someone beating the air. It is not just enough to be struggling; you must work hard in the right direction.
Do you know if you are willing to pay the price, God is willing to move you from where you now to the top? When I was a lecturer in the University of Lagos there was a typist to a professor, the people use to call him Prof and he would smile. One day it occured to him that he was a typist but they called him professor and he said then professor I will become and he began to attend evening class. Little by little he did his GCE, later he entered the University of Lagos, before I left he has gotten his PHD, I told this story years ago on this campground. One of my children who use to be a casual labor with electrical department heard the story and said ah! I mustn’t die a casual labor, if a typist can become a doctor, then I can become something, I didn’t know he took that decision. Then he began to work, he began to study quietly. One day I just discovered I didn’t see this boy anymore and then I went to the University of Ibadan, who did I see, it was my small boy that casual labor. When I asked him what he was doing there, he then reminds me of the story of the typist. Today he is not only a graduate he is a senior officer in our electronic department. It doesn’t matter where you are now, you don’t have to die there. If you make up your mind that you are going to sit with kings, if you are ready for the work, if you are ready for the price. My God is able to pick you up from the dunghill and set you among princes. I prophesy to somebody tonight, before you die the whole world will hear about you.
D. SIMPLE OBEDIENT: The next thing you need if you are going to flourish is simple obedient. God told Peter launch into the deep and throw your net, he said master we have toiled all night but at your word. Brethren God knows more than you do. He says in 1Chorinthians 1v 25 he says the foolishness of man is wiser than the wisdom of men. Isaiah 40 v 28 it says there is no searching for His understanding. If God asked you to do something, don’t argue with him, you don’t know anything compare to God. If God says this is the way and it look like a bush to you, He is wiser than you.
In Isaiah 1v19, the word of God said if you are willing and obedient you will eat the good of the land, believe me honestly there is a lot of good in this land Nigeria, there is a lot of money. It is only that it is going into few hands. I decree tonight you will eat the good of this land. When God ask you to do something and you don’t understand, just remember what I said tonight; simple obedient. When I became born again, I had a lot of problem with the issue of tithing, I said what are these people talking about, hundred percent is not enough, now you are asking me to give ten percent. How will ninety percent covers what hundred percent cannot cover? Mathematically it doesn’t make sense but when you are dealing with God, don’t use your little brain. He is too big for you understand with your tiny little brain, it took me sometime before I say okay, after all he saved my soul and suddenly things began to happen; the first thing that happen when I paid my tithe was that. I got to office and my head of department, the late Professor Chike Obi, called me and say Adeboye? don’t you need money for your research and I don’t even know there was any money for research. He said you need money to travel to go and collect data, he said I should go and apply, I asked him how much? And he said the amount I couldn’t believe I was hearing right. When God decides to help, you don’t try to understand how. The man who is going to give me the money is the one asking, me to go and write. The one who will help you will send for you.
E. SIMPLE COMPLETE OBEDIENT: The next thing you need if you are going to flourish is simple complete obedient. Your flourishing will be determined by how complete your obedient is. In Luke 5 v 4-5 Jesus told Peter let down all your net, Peter said at your word I will let down the net, Jesus told him all your net but Peter said one net. Look at what will have happen; one net caught enough fish to sink the boat, suppose he has thrown all the net. Only God will have told us how many fish will have remain in the river that day.
I know there are people here tonight if God should listen to your prayers, your prayer will be God just build me a house, buy me a car, even if it is a second hand that is enough. Whereas the almighty God whose name is Jehovah El-shaddai; the God more than enough. He can raise you up to build a whole city. God can raise a single person up who will be responsible for the transportation of those coming for Holy Ghost service. God can raise a fellow who singlehandedly can finance the convention, the congress and the university.
How much of God’s blessing do you want? Little or as much as he can give? It will be determined by your level of obedient Deuteronomy 28 v1-2 because when you are dealing with God you need to pay attention to detail, maybe this is where mathematics has been a great help for me, if you are going to get the question right then you must pay attention to detail. You must pay attention to words like “some”, “all”. You can see all these in the chapter above.
Let’s take another example of Luke16 v 38, give and it shall be given unto you. Everybody knows that but you say I give and I have not been paying attention to the detail of how to give 2Chorintians 9 v 7, God loves a cheerful giver. Some of you when it is time for offering you will begin to frown. You may as well keep your money in your pocket because it will not produce result. How are you to give when you are given? Give cheerfully, 2Choritians 9 v 6 says I must give persistently, it says don’t worry you will reap if you faint not at all. Give Him cheerfully, persistently, bountifully and watch God. He has never failed before He is not going to start failing now.
Malachi 3 v10 talks about your paying your tithe, some of you have said I have been paying my tithe, He says bring your tithe and not send it, He is not a beggar bring it humbly. You are bringing something to the one who made heaven and the earth. He said bring all, he didn’t some of it, he didn’t say part, he said all. Many of us think God cannot calculate, he knows all the mathematics in the world, some thinks they are clever than God. It is His tithe and am using part of it to do His work. If power holding sent their bills to you and ask you to pay in such and such bank; on your way, you saw an electric pole and use part of the money to repair the pole and you pay the balance into their account. What will happen at the end of the month is that they will cut your light. They will tell you to bring all their money and pay into their account. The Almighty God says bring all the tithe into my house. Everything that has been standing between you and your breakthrough God will remove it.
The next thing you need is holiness. What has flourishing got to do with holiness? InLuke 5 v 8 after Peter drove in two ship fish, the bible says he fell down at the feet of Jesus and said depart from me oh Lord for I am a sinful man, what he is saying is that this kind of miracle do not belong to sinners Psalm 92v12 says the righteous shall flourish like a palm tree. The Lord is not going to give you money that you are going to spend on sin. He is a holy God.
Not long ago, somebody I know said I should pray for him that the God will prosper him like never before and I know the fellow very well I said why? What for? He said I want to prosper and I said so that you can marry wife number five. God is not going to waste his money on those who are going to live a sinful life.
The flourishing we are talking about is for those who will live a life of holiness, those who will do the will of God. In Proverbs 15 v 27 the bible says if anyone is greedy of gain, he troubleth his own house. The Lord will not cause the greedy to flourish that is why 419 people are successful, they come to you and they say they have discovered how you can be rich overnight. They tell you a beautiful story of somebody that left two boxes of dollars and they say they will wash one in your presence and they will say and we will share it half, but they need chemical to wash it and you will begin to look for money to wash it, when you get it, they will tell you the first bottle broke on the way, they will say go and bring more money and very soon you will begin to sell your house. If there is anyone caught in the trap of 419, God will set you free, the lord will deliver you.
The blessing of the Almighty is for the righteous, those who will do clean business, those who will do work in God’s own way. In the business of God there is no question of don’t let anyone hear.
But some ask about sinners that are prospering? Proverbs13 v22 the wealth of the sinner are laid up for the just. Ecclesiastes 2 v 26 all the sinners that you see are gathering wealth for the righteous. Let me assure you that wealth is going to change hands. Whether you believe it or not that is what is going to happen. All those who are keeping my Father’s money whether they like it or not, they will realize it. I told most of you that came for Holy Communion yesterday that for more than 130 years the children of Israel served the Egyptian without pay but in a single year the salary they should have pay for 130 years, God compel them to pay. Listen to me my children begin to do the will of God and very soon wealth will begin to change hands. The next thing you need to flourish is Total Commitment Luke 5 v 9-11 the bible says when finally they came to the beach, Peter forsook all and follow Jesus. Those who are going to flourish are not those who will serve God for a while, they are those who will serve God now and forever.
Psalm 92 v13-14 says that he that is planted in the house of the lord shall flourish like a cedar in Lebanon, He said even in old age they shall be fat and fruitful. They that be planted in the house of the Lord not casual visitor, those that are 100% committed.
Psalm 23v5-6 this is a good example of flourishing, over flowing cup of blessing and He went to say goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, because I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Brethren, mighty blessings are on the way but it is for those who will serve the Lord all the days of their life.
Conclusively, in order to flourish let me categories everything into two parts. First you must be willing to flourish because God will not compel you to flourish, secondly you need wisdom, you may ask what has wisdom got to do flourishing?. It is one thing to know what to do, it is another thing to do it .
Wisdom is the correct application of knowledge Proverbs 4 v 9. Wisdom is the principal thing. If you embrace wisdom you will get everything. We have all be listening we have learnt that in order to flourish you need divine favor, you must be willing to work hard, and work rightly, you have to obey and obey completely, you must be committed and you must be holy.
We have heard all that but some people heard it before tomorrow morning they will have forgotten it, but the wise one will begin to think of how they can put all these things to effect, they will begin to say if I need God’s favor, is there any way I can see God’s favor? Which is very simple, if you know what God wants and you give it to him, He will begin to favor you.
I told you at the beginning, that God Is seeking for worshippers, if you turn yourself into a worshipper, it will not be long that God will visit you. When we talk about hard work and know you are one of those who have been lazy, then you will decide that enough is enough, if it is hard work then am going to work hard, when we talk about working rightly, you will cry to Almighty God to show you the right work to do, if it is obedient simple and complete, you will say Lord from now count on me. If it is holiness, I have been living in sin what as is the result, Lord from now I will live holy. If it is commitment, Lord from now on in living or in dying I am yours that is wisdom.
The Lord taught us that when you are sowing not all soil are the same. Some are by the way side, some are on the rock, some are among the thorns. But He said there are some good soils, some 30 folds, some are 60 folds, and some are 100 folds. Wisdom will say unto me let me go and sow on 100 folds.
Brethren, the day has come when you will begin to flourish. In every man’s life there is a night that is the beginning of a new dawn. In every man’s life one night will come, after that night glorious morning will come, but the unfortunate thing is that some people miss their night. In everyman’s life there is a sermon that you will hear that sermon and things are never the same again and I am a living example. Tonight is a special night for somebody. I pray to Almighty God that you will make the most of this night in the mighty name of Jesus.
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
IT IS YOUR TURN TO LAUGH
5th of September, 2008
Thank you Jesus let somebody shout halleluiah, Am confident that there is someone here tonight that will never weep again, if you are the one let me hear you shout halleluiah. I want you to shake hand with seven people, and prophesy to the seven people that; “it is my turn to laugh”. If you believe that what you have just said will come to pass let me hear you shout halleluiah!
Psalm 145 v 3 says great is the Lord and greatly to be praise. if you believe that our God is great, I want you to go ahead and praise Him greatly, praise Him greatly, because great is our God and greatly to be praise, great is our God and greatly to be praise, praise Him greatly, give Him praise greatly, give Him all adoration greatly, adore Him greatly, great is our God and greatly to be praise. Thank you Jesus, glory be to your Holy name Lord. In Jesus name we have worship.
The elder says a grateful child will always receive more. Let us thank Him for what He did last month, so that He may do more today. Say Father thank you for what you did last month, last convention, we thank you for the healing, for the deliverance, the joy, the breakthrough, the signs and wonders, the salvation of soul, all the kinds of healings, we want to bless your name, we want to give you all glory and honour for what you did last month, we want to say thank you, thank you, thank you, we bless your Holy name, thank you father. In Jesus Mighty name we have prayed
In Malachi 4v 2, the bible say unto them that fear the Lord shall the son of righteous arise with healing in his wings, lift your voice to the Almighty God and say father arise tonight and touch me with your healing wings, let’s talk to the Almighty God… In Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
In Psalm 34 v10, the bible says the young lion suffer lack and hunger but they that seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing. Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father, I am here to seek you tonight, from now on don’t let me lack any good thing, let’s talk to Almighty God… in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed,
In Isaiah 26 v 3 it is written, thou will keep in perfect peace, whose mind trust in you, lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father, I put my trust in you, all those who are disturbing my peace scatter them… In Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
In John 15 v 5 the word of God says if you abide in me and my word abide in you, you will bring forth much fruit, lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father, I will abide in you, anything called fruitless effort, don’t let me hear about it anymore in my life, let’s talk to the Almighty God… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed,
In Psalm 23 v 6, it is written, surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in your house fall the days of my life, lift your voice to the Almighty and say Father, I have decided to dwell in your house forever, let Goodness and mercies follow me all the days of my life, go ahead talk to the Almighty God… In Jesus name we have prayed.
In Psalm 62 v11,It is written, God has spoken once, twice have I heard this;that power belong to God, lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father because power belongs to you, do the impossible in my life today… In Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
Ologun loluwa, Jehova nisi, loruko re…… (Singing)
Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say father, fight for me tonight, common lift your voice to the Almighty God, Lord of Host, Jehovah Nissi, fight for me tonight, fight for me tonight, fight for me tonight, fight for me tonight, if you fight for me, I know my victory will be certain … in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Now I want you to join your hands with your neighbor, pray for that child of God you are holding, say father fight for this your child am holding… in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
Go to the Lord and ask Him for what you want from Him, ask Him for whatever special miracle you want Him to perform for you tonight… in Jesus name we pray.
Angels are singing, you are worthy oh Lord…… (Singing)
Father you are worthy, you are good you are mighty, you are powerful, you are kind, you are generous, you are glorious, you are holy, you are holy, you are holy, ,you are holy, ,you are holy, you are holy, glory be to your holy name, Father glory be to your holy name. Thank you for what you did last month, thank you for miracles, thank you for signs, thank you for wonders, thank you for salvation, thank you for healing, thank you for deliverance, thank you for joy, thank you for security, glory be to your holy name. Lord, accept our thanks in Jesus name.
Father tonight put an end to barrenness in our life, put an end to failure in our lives, put an end to fruitless effort in our life, all those ones who have been disturbing our peace father, scatter them, and scatter them. You are the Almighty all powers belong to you, do the impossible in our life, fight for us, give us total victory. From now us goodness and mercy let them follow us throughout the days of our life, in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed. Amen. Let somebody shout halleluiah, shake hand with one or two people and say good evening God bless you and then you may be seated.
I want to thank God to the two speakers who have spoken they have been a tremendous blessing, and I will be looking forward to that day when my children will be ministering and I will just sit down and enjoy myself too. Miracles will just keep on multiplying, so shall it be in Jesus name.
Psalm 126v1-6 when the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion we were like them that dream, then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing, then said they among the heathen, the Lord has done great thing for them.
The mouth of somebody is going to fill with laughter today; even your enemies will know it. The Lord has done great things for us whereof we are glad, turn again our captivity oh lord, as the stream in the south, they that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
He that continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
By the time some of you return next month you will come with beautiful harvest.
When the Lord turns away the captivity of Adeboye, it was like a dream, then was the mouth of Adeboye filled with laughter, tell your neighbor, I told you it is my turn to laugh. There is an English proverb it says he who laugh last laugh best, who is going to laugh last? Let me hear you shout halleluiah!
You see those who are laughing at you now, those who are mocking you, those who have written you off, they have forgotten certain things, and they have forgotten some important points.
I don’t know how much time I have, but I will touch at least ten of them, those who taught you can never laugh again, they have forgotten the power of prayer, they have forgotten that prayer changes things. In 1Sam 2 v 9-18 it was prayer that turn the tide for Hannah; so the one who have been mocking her, suddenly discovered that it was Hannah’s turn to laugh.
In 1Chronicles 4v 9-10 it was the power of prayer that turn the tide for Jabez, even the mother though that this boy would die sorrow, but Jabez cried to God and the tide turned around for him, in Isaiah 38 v1-5 it was prayer that turn the tide for Hezekiah, God himself said that Hezekiah will die, and Hezekiah prayed and God said okay because you prayed, I change my mind.
In 2 Chronicles 20 v1-25 the bible made it cleared that the enemies of Jehoshaphat combined their forces together and they were going to swallow up this man, but he prayed ant the tide turn for him.
That is why I am telling someone tonight today, the tide will turn for you today, those who thought you will die barren, God is going to surprise them, those want you to die in sorrow, when they see you tomorrow they will see that things have changed, those who thought you will die before the end of the year, when they see you tomorrow they will know you have just started your life.
There is power mighty in prayer, that power will turn the tide for you. God said inPsalm 50 v15, He said you call on me in the day of trouble, I will answer you. God is going to answer someone here tonight. In Jeremiah 33 v 3, He said if you call upon me in the day of trouble, not only will I answer you, I will show you great and mighty things.
In John 14v14, Jesus Christ said if you ask anything in my name I will do it.
In that Name that is above any other names, am saying to somebody here tonight, whatever prayer you pray here, before you get home, it will become a testimony. So they have for gotten the power of prayer.
Number two, they have forgotten the power of faith, they don’t know that there is tremendous power in faith, in Mark 9v 23 God himself said if only you can believe, all things are possible to Him that believe, how many things? all things are possible to him that believe, including somebody that is consider barren, that will come here next year with a triplet.
In Mark 5 v 35- 42, when they told Jarius that his daughter was died, Jesus said don’t be afraid, only believe and before that day was out, the one who was dead, came back to life and I am prophesy to all those womb that are considered died, in the Mighty name of Jesus Christ, they will come alive.
In Matthew 15 v 21-28, a woman came to Jesus, praying, it appears as if God was not even paying attention to her, it appears as if the power of prayer was going to fail her, but by the end of the day, Jesus said woman, great is thy faith. Even if I don’t want to answer your prayer, I have to answer your faith. There is power Mighty in faith and I know you came here tonight because you believe that it is your turn to laugh, and in the name that is above every other name, it will be unto you according to your faith.
My father in the Lord in told me a story in his life time. He went to conduct a revival in our church in Ilorin, the spirit of God moved him to say, if there is anyone here who is trusting God for the fruit of the womb, go and buy the kind the of dress for the kind of baby you want. A woman heard and received that.
And went home and bought a baby cot, and bought a baby boy’s cloth and displayed it where everybody can see it, and everybody began to say, because of the problem of child bearing she had gone mad, so they began to laugh at her, she kept quiet. She held on to the word of the man of God, nine month later when the baby boy arrived, it was her turn to laugh.
There is somebody here tonight; I say it is your turn to laugh. It is your turn to laugh, those who have written you off, and those who say there is no hope for you. They have forgotten the power of prayer, they have forgotten the power of faith, and they have forgotten the power of agreement. In Genesis 11v 6,
Thank you Lord, He said there is someone here; He said by the time we finished, you will say this is the day you have been waiting for.
Daddy says those who refuse to co-operate with you will change their mind.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight He said your life up to date, can be described as insignificant, He ask me to tell you because you came in faith, everything will change.
In Genesis11v 6 God Himself said, He looked down from heaven and said the people are one, they have the same language, they are united and there is nothing they want to do that I can prevent them. There is a power of agreement, the Almighty God says when there is this kind of agreement, even I, the Almighty God can’t stop this people from what they want to do.
In Matthew18 v18-20, Jesus Christ said if two of you shall agree; you and your husband, you and pastor Adeboye. If two of you shall agree concerning anything you ask on earth, it shall be done for you by your father in heaven, I agree with you tonight that before the end of this month, you will begin to laugh.
In Deuteronomy 32 v 30, he said one will chase a thousand but the moment they become two they will be able to chase ten thousand. In Daniel 32 v 22-25, three people were in agreement; Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and their agreement brought God down into the fiery furnace. In Matthew 18 v 20, God said were two or three are gathered together in my name I will be there, those of us who are here tonight, we are more than two, we are more than three, were are more than a hundred, we are more than a thousand. God is here, to make some body begin to laugh,
“Who is that fellow?” Tell the Almighty God it is me!
You heard the testimony, those of you who were here, a husband and a wife came to us to pray for the fruit of the womb, so I asked them “what kind of baby do you want?” simultaneously they answered; the husband said a boy, the wife said a girl, so I said within the next one year, you will come with your children. The husband said did you hear that; he said children not just one child. When they returned, the husband was carrying the boy; the wife was carrying the girl.
I agree with those of you those of you who want twins, by next year convention in the Mighty name of Jesus Christ, you will come with your twins.
I Have told you the story of a young man, because tonight is not just for those who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb alone, it is for them, and it is for me too. One young man came and said daddy I want you to agree with me, I want to be one of the three people who will be sponsoring the convention, I said amen, I agree, that will reduce my burden, and then he left. A week later he came and said daddy I asked you to agree with me so that God will prosper me, so that I will be able to help you sponsor the convention, but now in my place of work they have sacked me.
So what happen? And I laughed, how much are you earning in a month? He told me, and I said how can you sponsor the convention with that. I agreed with you so that God can shut one door to open another one.
There is somebody here tonight, in the name that is above every other name, doors that you didn’t even know they are there; God will open them unto you today in the Mighty name of Jesus.
Those who have written you off, those who think you can never become anybody, those who think you will keep on begging for the rest of your life. When God turn the tide, it will be your time to laugh.
You see because those people have forgotten not only the power prayer, not only the power of faith, not only the power of agreement but also the power of sowing. InGenesis 8 v 22,
Thank you father, the Lord said there is someone here who is fighting a serious battle the Lord asked me to tell you. I will defend you.
In Genesis 8v 22, God himself said, not man, He said as Long as the earth remains, seed time and harvest shall never cease. It doesn’t matter how many enemies you have, seed time and harvest will remain as long as the heaven and earth is. And the word of God makes it clear that every human being is a seed. Genesis 4 v 25, every child that is born is a seed and Genesis 1v11, makes it clear that every seeds will produce after its own kind. Every one of you that was born, you are a seed; you will produce after your own kind. Somebody gave birth to you, in the Mighty name of Jesus; you too will give birth to somebody. But some people will say I know that is true but maybe I married the wrong fellow, maybe my husband has no seed, maybe my wife… there is something wrong with the womb. Matthew 12 v 33, it said make a tree good and its fruit shall be good, that is why I led you to pray a prayer at the beginning.
Malachi 4v 2, it says to everyone that fears my name shall the sun of righteousness arise, with healing in His wings.
You have already called on God that He will touch you with His healing wings. if there is something wrong with the husband, you have already call on God, make a tree good and his seeds will be good, if there is something wrong with the wife, make a tree good and its seeds shall be good in the Mighty name of Jesus Christ, the healing that is the wings of the Almighty God, shall heal every husband, every wife here today in Jesus name.
At least you remember the testimony of a brother, when we were still in the very first auditorium, who heard my testimony, when I suddenly discovered I wasn’t hearing clearly, when people are talking I will see their mouth moving but I wasn’t hearing them, so I will say speak louder and they will say ah! we have spoken louder we were almost shouting.
And so when one of my daughters who was a doctor came, I said look at this ear, what is the problem, and she looked and say ah! and when a doctor says ah! You know you are in trouble, what are we going to do now daddy?, I said “what did you mean?” she said “I know you won’t go to the hospital but there are growth in your ears and we have to operate urgently” I said that is the problem, you can go and come back after seven days, if the growth are still there then we can talk again.
After she left I cried to the Almighty God, how can I do your work when I am deaf, I want brand new ones, I know you have my spare parts, seven days later, my daughter came back and check this time she said ah! This time there is no more growth there.
Let me stop and prophesy to someone, that thing which the doctors said it is impossible, shall be possible here tonight. Now a young man was in the auditorium when I was sharing the testimony, the doctors have told him; not that your sperm count is low, it is that you sperm is water, pure.
When he heard my testimony, he said ah! that is what I need, spare parts, God give me a new sperm!, so he cried to God and went home that was Saturday morning, and slept off in a chair in the living room and had a dream and in the dream he saw the general overseer come into the room and he smiled at him and walked away, when he woke up he said, God has answered his prayer.
When he was sharing His testimony, he was lifting up his new baby, the one they say he has zero sperm count.
Now I want to assure somebody here tonight, you don’t have to see the G.O in your dream, right now in the name of Jesus Christ, and God will answer your prayer. Anyone who keeps sowing will harvest one day. Harvest will surely come
Halleluiah! I can feel the power of God in a mighty way tonight. The Lord said there is some one here tonight; He said your business will enjoy a long season of sunshine.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is some here tonight; He said you will never have cause to be depressed again.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said those who threaten to finish you will lose interest in your case.
In 2king 4v 8-17, bible tell us the story of the Shulamite woman, taking care of the man of God, feeding him, built a house for him, she kept on sowing. One day it was harvest time and God gave her something that money cannot buy. Anyone who is sowing will surely one day have a major breakthrough, the power of sowing and reaping is a power that God himself fully support.
If you will wake up tomorrow morning and you discover that the earth still remain, they you will know for sure it is not too late for you yet. I told those who came to divine encounter, I said when God told me we were about to cover the arena. I was excited because I know this is something that have not been done anywhere in the world, but when He told me that I will take no offering for it, that there will be no special program for it, that it will be just Himself and myself, I was frightened. I ran into the toilet, how are my going to do it? , where will I get the money, but not long after that, one of my son from another ministry came to me and said, I heard about what God said He wanted to do through you, and I want to sow a seed and he gave me 25 million naira, I was encouraged because, I didn’t ask him, I didn’t write to him, I didn’t even know how he heard.
Two weeks ago he called and said daddy, God has just given me a gift of 25 million dollars, and that God told me I am doing this for you because of what you did for my son.
Anyone who keeps sowing must expect a harvest; there is tremendous power in sowing. Husband keep sowing your harvest is coming and everybody will see the harvest, if you believe that, let me hear you say amen!
Those who have written you off, they have forgotten the power of prophesy. What is prophesy ? Prophesy is actually telling people what God wants to do for someone. As a matter of fact, a prophesy is a revelation of what God has already finished in the spiritual realm, and then before it is manifested physically ,He then ask one of his children to tell His people before it is been made real in the physical realm, now if the prophesy is from God, nobody can stop it. Numbers 23 v19, it said God is not a man that He should lie, if He has spoken, He will do it, in Isaiah 55 v10-11, God said my word will not return to me void, In Ezekiel 37 v1-10, when God wanted to perform one of His greatest miracle, when He wanted to make dry bones to live again, He called for a servant, and said son of man prophesy, now God could have done it n His own, but He love to just work through a man.
And with all humility and gratitude to God Almighty, He has brought you and me together tonight, so that I can prophesy into your life, that whether the devil like it or not, it is your turn to laugh.
So they say your womb is dead, they say your husband cannot perform, you are not dry bone yet, even if you are dry bone. I stand on behalf of my Father in heaven and I prophesy to you tonight, your dry bone shall rise again.
And should in case you don’t believe I am His prophet, that is why at the very beginning tonight, I asked you to prophesy to yourself, remember I asked you to tell seven people, now those seven people will bear you witness when your miracles comes, they will say we were there, he told us we didn’t even believe, but look at him now, in the name that is above every other name, on the day you are sharing your testimonies, the seven people who heard you tonight will be around when you share your testimony.
In 2 king 7 v1-8, the bible tell us that things were very hard In a particular town, king of Syria has come to place a mighty siege against Samaria, so bad that women were now beginning to eat their own children, and the man of God spoke, the man of God prophesied he said within twenty four hours there will be abundance.
Somebody got up and said how can this be? So the man of God uttered another prophesy, he said you will see it but you won’t eat part of it, because you doubted.
The bible then tells us that there were four lepers, physically there were dying, and financially there were died. So they got up and said “we better go and join the enemies, if they want to kill us let them kill us, but maybe they will give us food before they kill us”.
By the time they arrived, the word of prophesy had already done its job. I have good news for somebody here tonight, before you get home, you will know that the word of prophesy had already done its job.
Don’t take prophesy lightly, I don’t claim to be a prophet but I hear from Him once in a while, I was telling my children in Asaba last Sunday, I said it will be a good idea if they can go and take the prophesies of this year and go through, things that God said will happen this year, maybe there should just take the one for the international scene.
One of the things God said is that there will be flood on a scale like we have never seen before, those of you who listen to news three million people were displaced in India by flood. Millions displace in Japan by flood, you turn this way flood, and you turn that way flood.
And God said that we should pray against the return of a destructive hurricane, how many of you remember this prophesies?
Alright if you follow the news, there is a particular hurricane called Catherina that devastated America, only this week, there was another hurricane called Gustav and it was coming and it was taking the same direction. And was getting stronger and stronger but I remembered we have churches there.
Please Lord have mercy, I know we didn’t pray as much as we ought to, but have mercy and the hurricane that was already in category four and it was expected to go to category five in answer to prayer It became weaker and weaker and weaker, by the time it landed…..
I don’t claim to be a prophet am just a child of God but I hear from Him once a while, let me assure you concerning somebody here tonight and I prophesy to you in the name that is above every other name, it is your turn to laugh.
And you remember the story of a messenger, when we were having a watch night service; and the word of God came and said there is somebody here who is having a problem paying his house rent that in the New Year, he will become landlord.
He was the only one who said amen. Landlord in Lagos and he was a messenger, but God has spoken and once God has spoken it is not you who will bring it to pass, it is God. If He has spoken it will come to pass.
New Year came, the boy went to great the chairman of his company, fell down before him and greet the chairman, happy New Year sir, the chairman said messenger, have I given you Christmas present? The boy said no sir, and he said Lagos state was selling some houses, I applied for one, I got it and I don’t need it, come and collect the keys. And gave him the address, the boy went there it is not a small hut, it is a house, it is not an ordinary flat it is a house, can this be true?, he put the key and the door open, you see the bible says when the God turned the captivity of Zion they were like them that dreamed, I prophesy to you in Jesus name, when your miracle comes you will think you are dreaming in Jesus name. He entered the house, went upstairs, this is my house, me? Me! My house?
The Almighty God said Houses that you did not built, you will leave in them, and wells that you did not dig you will drink the water thereon.
I prophesy once again that the miracle you don’t deserve, God will give to you tonight.
The boy went back to the chairman, fell on his face, roll to the right , roll to the left and say thank you for what you have did and the chairman said “by the way is there any furniture in the house?”, and the boy said no sir, the chairman said I change my furniture every Christmas, I don’t even know where I will keep the one of last year own, and he called one driver and said load the furniture and take it to this boy’s house.
I am telling you in the Mighty name of Jesus very soon your mouth will be filled with laughter.
Oh thank you my Lord, glory be to God, I want to say amen to this one, the Lord said, promotion is knocking at your at door.
Thank you my Lord, I want to say amen to this one too, the Lord said because of what I am about to do in your life, for one week you will be dancing in your room all night,
Those who have written you off, they have forgotten the power of prayer, they have forgotten the power of faith, they have forgotten the power of sowing, they have forgotten the power of agreement they have forgotten the power of faith, they have forgotten the power of prophesy, and they have forgotten the power of decree.
You see there is a different between prophesy and decrees, what is the difference? For prophecy to be fulfilled, it requires the faith of the one who is receiving the prophesy, for it to be fulfilled, like that lord who says if God was to open the door of heaven can this thing be? he saw it but he never tasted it,
In Luke 1v 34-38, when the angel told Mary, that she was going to become the mother of the Lord Jesus Christ without her meeting with a man , she said let it be unto me according to your word, there is a link between prophesy and faith. But when God move to level of decrees, the fulfillment of a decree does not depend on the recipient.
It depends solely on the power of the one making the decree, In Genesis 18 v 9-14,When God said to Sarah by this time next year you will be carrying a baby boy, Sarah did not believe, she laughed.
What kind of nonsense is this, I am ninety my husband is hundred and you begin to say I will have a baby.
But God said it is a decree, not prophesy, somebody did not just get up to say thus sayeth the Lord.
It is the Lord Himself who is saying this is what I am going to do, it is already done, there is the power of decree, and the Almighty God said in Job 22 v 21-28, it says if we can find a man who can fulfill certain conditions, who will put iniquities far from him, who will receive word from the mouth of the Lord, in short who will do the will of God, as perfectly as humanly possible. He says such a man will decree a thing and it shall be established unto him.
In 1Samuel 3 v19, the bible made it clear that there was a man called Samuel, human being like you and I , God did not allow the word of his mouth to fall on the ground, in other words when he decree, it is already done.
Well by the grace of the most High God, I am here tonight to make some decree; it is your turn to laugh.
I have told you the story before, may be a long time ago, I said I went to Ghana to go and visit some of our missionary, when I was through, they escorted me to the airport, and since I didn’t need the money in my pocket, my driver will be waiting for my at the airport in Ikeja, I emptied all the money in my pocket and gave it to the missionaries.
After they left an announcement was made that the plane that was suppose to take us to Nigeria will first of all go to Sierra Leon before going to Nigeria and suddenly I discovered I was hungry and there was no money in my pocket and I wasn’t fasting that day, suddenly it occurred to me, that God said I will decree a thing it and will be established unto me, and so I decree that all the official of Ghana airways won’t know rest until I leave their land.
five minutes later, all the officers came running upstairs and said where are those of you going to Nigeria? We said we are here. Has anybody given you something to eat, we said no, they said we have nothing except this cake, big cake, so they cut it to slices, I said half bread is better than nothing , but I was hungry, quickly I finished one, they gave us a bottle of coke, I quickly drank it.
And then the leader of the group looked at me and said, you want more?, I said yes, it remained one, so she gave me the remaining slice and a bottle of coke and I was eating that one now like a gentle man before I finished they made the announcement, that the plane that was suppose to go to Sierra Leon is going first to Nigeria. When we were boarding, when I was about to enter the plane, I then turn round and said now you can know peace.
I want to decree tonight, anybody wants me to decree something into your life? Stand on your feet, let me decree something into your life, in the name that is above every other names; all those who say you are not going to reach the top, God will scatter them, all those who say you will die barren, they will come and rejoice with you on this camp ground, all those who say you will die in poverty, you will buy cars for them. Even though your case may look hopeless now, before the end of this year your joys will over flow. If you receive that let me hear you shout halleluiah!
Now those who have written you off have forgotten so many things, forgotten the power of faith, the power of prayer, forgotten the power of agreement, they have forgotten the power of sowing, they have forgotten the power of prophesy, they have forgotten the power of Decrees, they have forgotten the power of anointing. In Isaiah 61v1-31want to read that one to you because I believe that passage has to do somebody here, it said the spirit of God is upon me because he has anoint me to preach good tidings unto the meek, He has send me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberties to the captives and the opening of the prison doors to them that are bound, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all that mourn, to comfort them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they might be called the tree of the Lord, the planting of the Lord that He might be glorified.
When God anoints a man, it is for a purpose, anointing is not for roasting chicken, anointing is not for wearing flowing agbada, going every place telling everybody there is no man of God like yourself; that is not the purpose of anointing.
Anointing is for healing the sick, set the captives free, make the barren fruitful, to replace sorrow with joy, to make the poor prosper, that the one who anointed you might be glorified.
Tonight, I can say with all certainty that God has anointed me so that you who is listening to me now will be the next one to laugh. When you go through the scriptures, if you read1Samuel 1v17, Eli said to Hannah, Hannah have been praying, it wasn’t the first time that Hannah will be praying, but Eli said may your request be granted you. The anointing on Eli made that possible, in 2 Kings 4 v15-17, Elisha said to the Shulamite woman, within a year, you will hold a baby boy, she said “don’t deceive me”. Elisha did not even repeat himself; he knows that the double portion of anointing will do the trick.
Now I thank my God because He knows that I love children, next to God I love children. If I had my way I will have had several of them myself that is why He gave me a special anointing for making the barren fruitful, that is why those of you who were here for convention, that this place could not take those who came with their children .
And I am praying to those of you who came here tonight, trusting God for the fruit of the womb, you will be among those who will be standing here with your baby next August in Jesus name.
There is power in anointing. I remember a woman when we were at the old auditorium, that night it was the Holy Ghost convention and God asked me to pray over a piece of cloth hold it, so that those that were barren can come to touch it. We were fewer in those days, but I thought those who were trusting God for the fruit of the womb will be like ten or twenty. I didn’t know they would be hundred, so they kept coming, and kept coming until I got tired, so I said I can’t continue.
Soon I saw a woman sobbing, “why is it that when it is my turn that you said you are tired, I want to touch the dress”, so I told the usher give her the dress, give the dress to her then she grab, it. The following year she came to testify, because the anointing of God touched the woman that night and destroy the yokes in her life, now I have good news for those of you who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb, God Has asked me to something special for you tonight, and I want to assure you, the anointing will destroy the yoke in your life.
So these people who have written you off have forgot the power of prayer, they have forgotten the power of faith, they have forgotten the power of agreement, they have forgotten the power of sowing, they have forgotten the power of prophesy, they have forgotten the power of decrees, they have forgotten the power of anointing, they have forgotten the power of the power of the Almighty God Himself.
In Psalm 91v1, the bible says our God is the most high and He is the Almighty, in order words He is higher than any problem and He is more powerful than anyone else. InJeremiah 32 v 27, He said I am the God of all flesh, is anything too hard for me?
Thank you Jesus, halleluiah, the Lord said there is someone here today, He said before the new year all your reproaches will be forgotten.
The Lord said that there is someone here tonight; He said you are in the valley now, but one day is coming that those who are in the mountain will have to look up to see you.
God said there is someone here you have been having some bad dreams; the Lord asked me to tell you no more.
This must be definitely for me, Daddy says there someone here tonight, He said as fast as a new car is faster than an old bicycle, so will your future progress be faster than your old.
Those who have written you off they have forgotten that God can bring children out of rocks; Matthew 3 v 9 says God can bring children out of stones.
Those who thought you are going to die in poverty, they have forgotten that God can bring water out of rock; they have forgotten that when God opens no man can shut, if God says He will open a door unto you, who can shut. They have forgotten that this God is so powerful that this God can reverse the irreversible.
Thank you my Father,
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, the Lord said you are to expect three miracles; one will be physical, one will be material, the third one will be spiritual.
I don’t know whether I should announce this one at all because this must be my own, no doubt at all, but let me say it just in case there is someone else who will join me; the Lord said there is someone here today, He said a day is coming when they will set a day in the week just to celebrate you (amen).
Let me just hurry up because we still have a lot to do tonight. So those who have written you off, have forgotten the power of the Almighty God, they have also forgotten, He is not only the Almighty God, He is sovereign.
He does as He pleases, He Does what He want to do regardless of the enemy, in order words it doesn’t matter what the enemies are doing, what your boss are doing He is sovereign, in Isaiah 43 v13, God said I would work who will hinder, in order words what I want to do who can stop me? In Job 23 v13, He said He is one mind, who can turn Him, it said whatever He desire that is what He is does.
Psalm 115 v 3, He does as He pleases. Our God is in heaven He does as He pleases, what does that means? If He says He want you to laugh, then you will laugh, it doesn’t matter who says it will not be so. Those who say it will not be in their life time, and then it will be after them, those who say okay you will not reach the top, He can turn them to steps.
He said to Joseph, Joseph you will rule, his brother said it is not going to happen we will kill you and see what is going to become of your dream.
I could see Joseph that day when all the brothers fell before him and say we will be your servant, ah! That must be his time to laugh!
All those who say you will not reach your goal they will come and bow before you.
So those who have written you off, they forgot that today can be your day! You see in every man’s life, a day come that turns everything round.
Just take the example of Sarah, she has been waiting for a long time, but then her day came, when her day came without her knowing, she had a visitor of joy, when the visitor of joy came she was even hidden behind the tent, but the visitor of joy located her, asked for her, decreed unto her, ignored her doubt and brought to pass what God wanted to do for her.
I don’t for whom God organized this particular Holy Ghost service, but I remembered a prophesy that came on earlier tonight, when God said by the time this night is over somebody will know that this is the day that you have been waiting for. You know the bible say in Psalm 102 v13 he said thou will arise and have mercy on Zion, because the time, the set time to favor her has come. I believe deep within me, that the time God has set to favor somebody here has come up at last, if you are the one let me hear you shout halleluiah!
He said when God turned the captivity of Zion we were like them that dreamed then was our mouth fill with laughter and our tongue with praise then he said among the heathen the Lord has done great thing for them and we responded and said the Lord has done great thing for us, wherefore we are glad
I believe that your hour, your appointment with destiny has come. I only want to make this appeal to you don’t miss this opportunity, oh! God has prophesied, what He said will come to pass He has issue decrees tonight, they will come to pass, you see don’t miss this opportunity tonight, even though what He said will still come to pass, you may have to wait a long time.
He said to the children of Israel, I am taking you to the promise land, He took them to the border, you can go in now and take the land flowing with milk and honey, but they didn’t believe. Only two believed, the two finally got to the promise land but then it took them forty years. My brother, my sister you cannot afford to wait another forty years, so whatever He ask you to do, do it let this night be your night.
When it is time to pray, pray with all your heart, pray until God Himself say I have heard you. And if you know you are living in sin, please forsake sin tonight, because God wants to make you to laugh, by now you should be tired of sorrow.
So if you are here and you have not yet surrender your life to Jesus, come and surrender to Him, He will save your soul, He will forgive you your sin tonight, He will save your soul, He will forgive you your sin. If you say you have surrender to Him and you are still living in sin, stop deceiving yourself come and receive genuine salvation, if you are born again once and you have gone back into sin, come back to the Lord, He will restore you.
A night like this, only come in a very, very, long time. Come and surrender your life to Jesus Christ.
As you come begin to cry to cry to the Almighty God, ask Him to save your soul, ask Him to forgive all your sin, ask Him to restore you if you are a backslider, hurry up hurry up, those of you that are coming, cry to Him ask Him for mercy, ask Him to save your soul, . Promise Him that you will serve Him for the rest of your life….In Jesus name we have prayed.
My Father and my Lord, I bless your Holy name, I want to thank you for your word, I want to thank you for those that have come forward tonight, receive every one of us in Jesus name. Every sin they had ever committed, forgive in Jesus name. My Lord and my savior, because you have called them tonight, save their soul, write their names in the book of life, everything they need to make their joy, full release it unto them and the grace to serve you to the end give unto them, thank you my Father, in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
LET THE GLORY COME DOWN
3rd of October, 2008
Let somebody shout halleluiah!
According to John 4 v 23-24, no matter how big the crowd is, God will still locate someone. And who is that fellow that God will locate? According to the word of God, it is someone who worships God in spirit and in truth.
We are many here tonight, but if you worship God in truth, in spirit and truth, if you worship God more than anyone else, I am confident that even in this crowd, God will locate you.
So I want to give you a few minutes, for you to just go ahead and worship God, forget everybody else and just praise him. Magnify his holy name, sing unto him, clap unto him, dance unto him, and worship him in spirit and in truth, so that in this crowd he will locate you. Because he is seeking; for those who will worship him. Praise him, praise the king of king, the Lord of lords, the I am that I am, the ancient of days, magnify his holy name, he is worthy to be praise, he is worthy to be adore, he is worthy to be magnified, praise him, there is no one like him, he is the ancient of days, he is the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the ending, he is the one who never grows old, he is a youth forever, there is nothing he cannot do, he causes the sun to rise, he controls the setting of the sun, he can asked the sun to stand still, he can ask the sun to go backward, he is the Almighty God.
Thank you Jesus, glory be to your holy name. In Jesus mighty name we have worshipped. The Almighty God will locate you tonight in Jesus name.
I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God, say father, from now on let your glory fill my life, let your glory fill every facet of my life…
Thank you my father, glory be to your name In Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God and say father, from now on let your glory fill Nigeria, let’s talk to the Almighty God, we have no other country…… In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I want to appeal to you to pray the next prayer with all your heart; we want to pray for our youth. We want to say father don’t let our youth marry the wrong person, Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say father, don’t let our youth marry the wrong person… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I want you to join your hand with your neighbor and say father fill the life of this your child with your glory… Thank you my lord, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let’s go before the king of glory, let’s worship the holy one of Israel:
Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy is the Lord…. (Worship)
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus is the lord… (Worship)
King of kings, lord of Lords, I am that I am, the ancient of days, the king of glory, the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle, the Lord of host, the one who has never lost a battle. The lion, of the tribe of Judah, the rock of ages, the ancient of days, the alpha, the ending, the one who is, the one who was , the one who is to come, wonderful, counselor, everlasting father, the prince of peace, glory be to your holy name, glory be to your holy name. There is no one like you, you are greater than the greatest, you are better than the best, you are richer than the richest, you are wiser than the wisest, you are stronger than the strongest. Glory be to your holy name Lord, accept our worship in Jesus name.
Tonight in the life of every one of your children, let your glory come down, let your glory shine, let this be a night never to be forgotten. In Nigeria, let your glory come down, father, with you all things are possible, heal our land, heal our president, heal our governors, heal all out traditional rulers. Father heal all our youth, revive all our youth, please Lord don’t let them marry the wrong people, let it be well with them, let their future be alright. Tonight, save soul, heal, deliver, set free, and glorify your name, in Jesus Might name we have prayed. Amen.
Let somebody shout halleluiah!
Shake your hand with one or two people tell them Expect the glory of God tonight.
For those who are born in the month of October, be on your feet now; father I want to commit your children born in the month of October in to your hands, your children born in the tenth month of the year, ten means double grace, give them double blessings, double joy, double glory, double promotions, double anointing. In all areas of their lives, let your glory shine and let them serve you till the end, in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
November holy ghost service is the last Holy Ghost service of the year, because in December, we will be having the congress. The theme of the Holy Ghost Service of next month is “the secret of winners”, if you want to know why those who are by the grace of God are winners, you won’t want to miss next month Holy Ghost service. I will be talking briefly later on bringing down the glory of God.
I want to spend some time talking to the youth and parents on the choice of a life partner, on behavior during the period of courtship. Because I have discovered that; this is a very a challenging area for youths and even for parents. Some parents that you think will know better, don’t even know as much as the youth themselves.
So my beloved children please listen to me carefully, I have been married for forty one years so I know what I am talking about.
1. Never chose an unbeliever as your future partner, I mean never, never ever. When you say you will convert him later, that is the most dangerous gamble that you can ever engage in. James 4 v13 -15makes it clear, you don’t know tomorrow. Only God knows tomorrow. Oh! He is very nice, only that he is not yet born again. Oh she is a very courteous girl, only she is not yet born again. Don’t choose the devil. But let me tell you the truth my children; if you marry the right person, then heaven have started for you on earth, if you marry the wrong fellow, hell have started for you on earth. Am praying for all the youth here tonight, you will not marry the wrong fellow in Jesus name.
You are a child for God, you are standing on the rock and somebody is in miry clay and you say I will pull him up. Let me tell you mathematically you are standing on the rock and somebody is in a miry clay, the probability that you will pull him up is fifty, the probability that he will pull you down is also fifty, fifty and if he is stronger than you, good bye! Never, don’t even think about it don’t choose an unbeliever.
2. Don’t choose a baby Christian. He got born again two months ago. You want to marry a baby? You don’t even know whether his salvation is genuine.
3. I will take a step further and this is for you my daughter; a man is at his best during courtship.
A man is at his best during courtship; you are my sweetie, you are my honey that is what you are supposed to hear during courtship. Immediately after marriage all his hidden faults comes to the surface. There is a saying; they say love is blind; it is marriage that opens it eyes.
That man that is pretending to be an angel,” there is nobody like him, he is very generous, very caring, very patient” wait till he gets what he wants.
So if somebody is suppose to be at his best during courtship and during courtship he begins to quarrel with you. You should know straight away that there is no way here. The elders have a saying; they said the eye that will last till the evening, it will not begin to give trouble in the morning. So if you have already entered into a relationship, if you are in courtship and you are already settling two or three quarrels go and pray again.
To before warn is to before harm.
4. When you are going to chose and he/she says is a Christian, he has been born again for three years or more. I beg you, chose within the fold. You know why? So that you will be speaking the same spiritual language.
Because born again doesn’t mean the same thing everywhere, there are born again robbers, there are born again 419(fraudster). Let me give you an example, some years ago in one of the universities where I normally go to teach them and fellowship with them. We declared a fast and then one day one of the “born again lecture” was testifying, he said I have been fasting; I use to smoke 17 cigarettes per day now I smoke only fifteen.
Abraham said in Genesis 24 v1-4, he said to his servant, don’t get a wife for my son from among these people, go and get from among my people. Marry within the fold; so you will be speaking the same spiritual language.
5. Now my daughters, whatever a brother may say, keep yourself pure and holy during courtship. I will tell you why.
(A). There will be plenty of time for sex after marriage.
(B). don’t sell yourself cheap. Am a man I am talking to you as a father, men don’t have regard for women, when they say let’s do it and she says yes. They will say what the difference between this one and a harlot?
Hen! but we are going to marry any way, listen to me my daughter, you are not even sure of marriage until the very day, until the pastor says you are husband and wife, you cannot be sure.
(C). Not only that, sin committed during courtship, always hinder prayer after marriage. You sinned during courtship, you got married, problems/challenges comes and then you kneel down to pray and the devil will say “with what mouth are you praying”? Can’t you remember this, this and this. Sins committed during courtship will be waiting for you during marriage.
That is not to even mention there is something called AIDS. I saw one advert; it says HIV AIDS never show for face. That beautiful sister, do you know the kind of danger lying under, that brother do you know what he is carrying. Don’t kill yourself!
6. There are some of you who say, well I know how to discern who to marry, and we will just toss a coin. And then you select two sisters and say God the light complexion one is the head and the black complexion is the tail. So I want to toss the coin, whichever is the two you have chosen for me and you are tossing the coin between a witch and mummy water.
Don’t do it that way that is not the way God chooses. I pray for you once again, you will not choose the wrong fellow in Jesus name.
7. Now there is something that you have learn now, I don’t know where you learn it from, you call it dating, it is a way of checking you out, let’s go and eat somewhere and I will check you out. How can you be so childish! You are dating me, you want to check me out, and do you think I will be so stupid as to show you my ugly side? How can you be so childish?
We are just dating, we are just seeing ourselves specially, and before you know it you are in the trap of the enemy. Don’t check out, pray instead, call to the one who knows all details, call to the one from whom nothing can be hidden. What if we call on him and he didn’t answer, I preached a sermon some fifteen years ago, titled ‘when God is silent’. I have told one of my sons to make one thousand copies, so those of you who are youth can get one somehow. Because many at times when you say God is not speaking, God is speaking only it is you that you are not hearing. You don’t want to hear, this is the fellow I want to marry, so you are saying if you want to talk say yes. Get the tape it will help you, to know what happen when God is silent.
8. Let me tell you my children, marriage is for keeps. As far as the word of God is concerned, it is only death that can separate them according to Roman7 v 2-3. But the court can divorce us, it is the court that did its own, God has not done. The word of God says those who God has join together, let no man, no woman, no parent put asunder. Marriage is forever, you are old fashion daddy, after all you’ve been Married for 41 years, okay let us assume that divorce is allowed, at least you will agree with me that divorce, destroy your C.V.
When they say are you married, single or divorced? If you marked divorce, you signal to your employer; here comes a failure. They may not say so, but the moment they see divorce, they know here is somebody who could not make marriage work. Every marriage has its challenges, but divine love gives victories turns every challenge to testimonies. Once you marry, you are married forever until either of you dies.
9. Now let me say a word to those of us who are of marriageable age but are not married. Now let me tell you; those of you boys who are of marriageable age who are still checking people up. Let me tell you, time will pass you by, there is an age a man gets to and it is of no longer any consequence.
So let me tell you boys, if you are of marriageable age, you have a good work. Don’t marry if you don’t have a job, job comes before marriage. Those of you who marry, and it is your wife that is feeding you, go and pray again. The bible say two are better than one, you boys go and marry. Bible says if two agrees concerning anything on earth, it will be agreed in heaven. The bible say one will chase a thousand; two will put ten thousand to flight.
As for you girls, who think maybe you are getting on in age, I agree that two are better than one, but believe me honestly, it is better to be single in Christ, than to be married to the agent of the devil. There are some lazy boys out there; no job, nothing, no responsibility and they are looking for girls who will become bread winner for them.
They will sit down at home watching TV, the girl will go and work and you said, once they call you Mrs. No be Miss. Be single and be confident. You never can tell, God may be preserving you for someone special. It will be well with you in Jesus name.
Do you still like me? Because I didn’t hear your amen, alright If I don’t tell you that, nobody else will do so.
I want to talk about BRINGING DOWN THE GLORY OF GOD. My text is taken from 2Chronicles 5 v 13 -14, it came to pass as the trumpeters and the singer were as one, to make one sound, to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpeter and cymbals and the instrument of music, praise the Lord saying for he is good, for hi mercy endures forever. Then the house was filled with the cloud, even the house of the Lord, so that the priest could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud. For the glory of God has filled the house.
I pray tonight that from this moment onward, the glory of God will fill your house. The great preachers that preached before me had defined Glory beautifully, analytically. They even gone to dictionary to bring out the meaning, but in my own little experience, I have found that glory is difficult to define.
But the best way you can understand glory is to know those things that glory is not. I will just mention briefly, because what we want to talk about is how to bring down the glory of God.
Thank you Lord, the Lord ask me to tell someone here tonight, he said you will have a taste of his mercy tonight.
Proverbs 3 v 35 says the wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the promotions of fools. Wise; glory, fools; shame, when you combine the two you know straight away that glory is the opposite of shame.
How do you describe shame? Unless it has happen to you before you don’t really know how to define shame. Glory is the opposite of shame. If it is difficult to define shame, it is difficult to define glory.
I have good news for you, the almighty God promise in Joel 2 v 26-27 he said my people shall never be ashamed, so I am praying for someone here tonight, for the rest of your life you will never know shame. (Amen)
Another thing that glory is the opposite of is failure. Everybody who has gone to school at one time or the other knows what it means to fail. You know if you fail your examination, you don’t come home rejoicing. In those days when we were student in the university and they paste result and you are not sure you are going to pass.
You don’t rush to go and see when everybody is looking, you wait till there is nobody there to go and check, just in case… because if you fail, it is difficult to look at your colleagues who passed. And I am praying for all the students who are here tonight. You will never fail again.
Maybe I should talk little about defeat. Defeat is another opposite of glory. Now there is a different between ordinary failure and defeat. At times when you fail, you made an effort on your own, you just didn’t succeed.
But defeat means you want to succeed, you are doing everything to succeed, but forces greater than you are compelling you to fail. This is where the glory of God coming down tonight, is going to set some people free. Because if you read Psalm 24 v 7- 8 the one called the king of glory is also called the Lord, the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. This is youth convention, so you elders understands why I am coming this way tonight, and in any case the youth are your children.
Many at times the parents don’t understand why their children fail in class; they didn’t fail because they didn’t study, some of them didn’t fail because they didn’t try, some fail because there are forces too strong for them to handle. And I stand here today as the representative of the most high God and I am sending notice to all those forces that is causing all these youth to fail. The king of glory will deal with you tonight (amen).
Let me give you an example, several years ago when I was a lecturer in the University of Lagos, a student was in the examination hall, and all of a sudden he began to urinate. Right there where he was, it was exam time. And when the invigilator saw what was happening, embarrassed, they wanted to rush the fellow to the clinic, but the boy said” please send for my pastor”.
I was in my office when the phone rang and I dashed down there and I commanded the demon that was dealing with the boy to lose him, he was loosed he went to changed his dress, came back, even though he started the exam 40 minute late, he finished before everybody else.
Every force that has been causing you to fail, the king of glory will deal with them tonight.
Glory be to God!
Thank you Father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said the struggle have been very terrible, he asked me to tell you that your years of peace will be more than your struggle.
Another thing that is the opposite of glory is a reproach. Something that is a “but” in a man’s life, you know the example in 2 Kings 5 v1-14; it talks about Naaman the leper. A reproach is something that reduces everything about you to nothing, that little thing that remains that causes people to say where is your God. But according to Psalm 115 v1-3 in the Mighty name of Jesus Christ, our God will answer those who are saying where your God is in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
Other things that will be opposite of glory is loneliness, curse, fear etc. the beauty of it is whether it is failure, poverty, defeat, reproach, bareness, curse, loneness, when the glory of God comes down it is like light coming down and darkness must go, therefore in the name that is above any other name the glory of God will come into your life tonight.
Now how do we bring down the glory of God? I will talk about three things quickly, number one is praise; intense praise.
In Psalm 22 v 3 it says God inhabit the praise of his people, the text we read tonight, said all the people began to praise God, when the musician began to praise God, the people began to praise God, the glory of God filled the house.
Tonight, we are going to spend some little time later, to praise God, to bring down his glory. I told people when they asked me; you seem to be different from other pastors, when they want to start a meeting, they will bind the devil, bind the evil forces, but you don’t do that.
I said there is no need, number one, if they bind yesterday maybe he got lose overnight, how am I sure when I bind him at the beginning, he wouldn’t be lose before I finish. One thing I know, if you can praise God, the enemy of God will not stay.
Some of you think it is just by way of doing things, when I say let someone shouts halleluiah!, the idea is when all our voices go up to God, in praise, he comes down.
Let me hear somebody shout halleluiah!
About thirty years ago, we went to Otokpo, to have a program with student, we had no church there then. Students gathered in one school hall and I was going to talk to them about divine healing, but then they began to praise God, those children began to praise God, they praised God so intensely that the power of God came down.
I forgot every bible passage that I have written down. I could only remember, Luke 1v 37 for with God nothing shall be impossible. But even as I started talking,( remember I want to talk about divine healing). All of a sudden I saw a little crowd, among the student they were on their knees, I didn’t ask anybody to go down on their knees and they were speaking in tongue. In fact they have never heard about baptism of the Holy Spirit before.
Those who looked at them wondering what is happening, they too found themselves going down praying in tongues, going down praying in tongues, going down praying in tongues. At the end of the day I couldn’t preach because there was nobody to preach to because the Glory of God has come down.
Tonight in this place the glory of God will come down. You will bring the glory of God down by praise.
Another of the way you can bring the glory of God down, one of the preachers have already spoken about it and it is by sacrificial giving and they have given you the bible passage to use. 2 Chronicles 1v 6-12, when you give to God in such a manner that God himself says this is amazing, he will come down. But because they have already treated that, I will leave that out.
The third one is by intense prayer of dedication. Not prayer of; God give me this, Lord I want this. The prayer of God, my life is at your disposal, do whatever you want. I lay my life on the altar, anything you want over to you Lord; use me for your glory.
When God begin to hear that kind or prayer, he will come down. Act 4 v 23-31 it tells you the disciple are praying after some people have told them that they must not preach the gospel of Jesus Christ again, they gather themselves together and say father, you hear what they are saying, over to you. All we are saying, give us boldness, give us miracle, give us signs, so that we will be able to preach the word. The bible says the house shook up.
Some of you know the story and at least one of the people who was there when it happened, is here tonight.
In 1979, my father in the Lord, myself and four others, we went to Tulsa to attend Kenneth Haggins camp meeting.
One early morning, papa called all of us into his room in an hotel called ‘mayor hotel’, he said to us” children am going soon. And the one who will be taking over from me is Pastor Adeboye. We came for conference, what is this old man telling us?
I collapse on the ground and everybody began to pray. That is not the ladies and gentleman kind prayer, it was serious prayer, we were in the top of the hotel; suddenly we heard a knock on the door. I was the nearest to the door, so I struggle up, opened the door to the fellow there.
He said he is the engineering to the hotel, he said what kind of music are you playing; he said what kind of instrument are you using. We said we are not using any instrument, we are praying, he said “no”! And he began to look under the bed, he looked in the wardrobe, he looked everywhere, when he was about to go, he looked at us again and said what did you say you are doing? We said we are praying, we said why? He said because the hotel is shaking and we have traced the source of the shaking to this room.
That was in 1979, I was in Tulsa three years ago, that hotel is still closed down, because they couldn’t find what was shaking the hotel.
Six people! From Nigeria, cried to God intensely. The glory of God came down and shook the hotel.
Tonight we are going to cry to God, the glory of God Is going to come it is going to shake this camp ground, he is going to shake every prison that is holding you captive. Some of the things you are seeing today, is the result of that prayer, and I know there is somebody here today very soon you too will be testifying “I was at the Holy Ghost service of October 2008 when the glory of God came down, look at me now, look at my life, look at how things has changed. Who am I talking to tonight? If you are the one let me hear you shout halleluiah!.
Now before we go on, let me tell you one thing, when the glory of God comes down, demons can’t stay. when they put the glory of God side by side a god called Dagon, Dagon fell on his face, when they put it back, by the following day he was not just on his face, his arm and his head had been broken off.
Let me warn you, something is about to happen here tonight.
Some years ago, at Ebute-meta, during the convention, I have several witnesses here; one Alhaji gave his life to Jesus Christ, they called him Alhaji Elejigbo, he came and people began to praise God, and the glory of God came down, suddenly something he had swallowed jumped out of his mouth and hit the ground and the thing began to walk away and he was pursing the thing, (maybe he wants to swallowed it again) we took the thing and burnt it.
The glory of God is coming down tonight, everything that is not of God that you have swallowed is coming out tonight, and every plant that God did not plant is coming out tonight.
I give that as a warning; every charm that maybe here tonight, they are going to be neutralize, so if you came, and you are not really one of us and you don’t let go all those forces, before we begin, pretend to go to the toilet, by the time we finish you can come back; because as the God lives, Almighty God lives, things will never be the same again.
If there is anybody here therefore, who is not yet born again, come and give your life to Jesus now, because when the glory of God comes down and demons begin to fly out, if they see someone who is not genuinely born again, they will hide into the fellow and I don’t want you to come here and take problem back home.
So if you have not truly given your life to Jesus Christ, come now, come and give your life to him.
If you have been pretending to be a Christian, don’t say I did not warn you, come and surrender your life to Jesus Christ, if you are a backslider, come back to God now, to before warned is to before harm.
This is not an ordinary night, the glory of God is going to come down, if you want to give your life to Jesus come now, I will count from one to ten make sure you come very quickly…
The devil knows those will belong to him, Jesus knows those who belong to him, there is a mark on those who belong to Jesus Christ, the mark of the blood of the lamb.
Begin to pray as you come , ask the Almighty God to save your soul, to have mercy on you, to cleanse your soul, promise him you will have nothing to do the with the devil, tell him that you will live a life of holiness, ask him to become your Lord and savior,
The rest of us let us please stretch our hand to these people and ask that the one who saved our soul will save their souls too, pray for them, please intercede for them.
If you are coming hurry up! This is your day, your own day of salvation, and call on God to save your soul, and if you are a backslider, call on him that he will restore you fully back tonight.
Thank you Jesus, blessed be the name of the Lord. Thank you my father In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Father, merciful father, we want to say thank you for tonight, thank you for bringing these your children forward, you said nobody can come unto you except my father draws him, thank you for drawing these people, receive them in Jesus name, forgive them in Jesus name, cleanse then in Jesus name, save their souls, in Jesus name write their name in the book of life in Jesus name. As your children will be calling on you answer them in Jesus name. Almighty God, all your children here tonight, when they are calling on you please answer us in Jesus name, let your glory come down and let this night be a night we will never forget in Jesus name. Thank you my father, glory be our holy name, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. (Amen)
Right now, that kind of prayer that can shake the ground, the kind of prayer that you have not prayed before; for just about five minutes, I want you to pray them. let me assure you brethren, a day like this comes once in a life time, God is here tonight, and I can assure you that the prayer you pray here tonight, as the Lord live, before the sun rises, it is going to become a testimony.
I want you to rise on your feet now and just pour out your heart to the Almighty God, I don’t know what you want, you don’t know what I want, but go ahead and pour your hearth to the Almighty God, don’t listen to anybody else. Lift your voice to him and say Lord I am here tonight, please let this be my night of glory, cry to him now… Thank you Jesus, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
In addition to that which you have prayed let s pray this one together and say father, let my future be glorious, go ahead let’s talk to the Almighty…
Thank you Jesus, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Now I want you to pray one more time, lift your voice to him and say father, everything call shame, failure, defeat, put an end to it in my life tonight.
Let’s talk to the Almighty… thank you father, in mighty name of Jesus we have prayed.
In the mighty name of Jesus your future will be glorious, everything call shame will become a stranger to you, every reproach every failure, every defeat you will never know them again. All the prayers you have prayed tonight, God will answer them by fire. So shall it be in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen, 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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Hebrews 13: 8