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Year 2012 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
A NEW ALTAR TO GOD
6th of January, 2012
Let’s lift our voices unto Him and worship the Almighty God, the One who is, Greater than the greatest, who is Better than the best, who is Higher than the highest.
Bless the Almighty God, give Him all glory, give Him all honor, give Him all adoration, bless His holy name, He is worthy to be praised.
There is no one like Him, He is the Almighty God, He is our help in ages past; He is our hope for years to come, He is the Almighty.
Give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, and bless Him. Thank you for last year Lord, thank you for bringing us to a brand new year, Thank you Father… In Jesus mighty name we worship
Now as an individual, you want to thank God for all he did for you last year; for keeping you alive, eyes to see, ears to ear, mouth that can still shout, hands that can still clap, legs that can still dance. Go ahead bless the name of the Lord as an individual for what He has done for you in the past one year.
Give Him glory, give Him honor, and give Him adoration. He is worthy to be praised. Bless His holy name… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Now lift your voice to Him and say Father, please let this year be absolutely glorious for me, go ahead and talk to the Almighty God… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Now lift your voice to Him and say Father, I have started this year well, let me end it well… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
With all your heart, lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father, arise for Nigeria, take absolute control… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Father, Higher than the highest, you are Greater than the greatest, Better than the best, Older than the oldest, Stronger than the strongest, Wiser than the wisest, glory be to your holy name. Father glory be to your holy name.
Thank you for what you did last year, thank you for what you did during the congress, thank you for what you did at the end of the year. Thank you for what you did since the year began, accept our worship in Jesus name.
Today is the first Holy Ghost service in the year 2012, do something new in our lives, do something new in our homes, do something new in our business, do something new in your churches.
Father, take control of Nigeria, arise for this nation, arise speedily for this nation, Father let all be well, let all be well very soon. We have started this year well, please Lord let us end well. Answer all our prayers tonight… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let someone shout halleluiah!
I want to say happy New Year to all of you!
I want to also quickly tell you a little story before I go on. Some of you know what is called bed bugs, in the old days when people sleeps on wooden beds and mats, bed bugs will also be doing a good job.
One day a man took out his wooden bed and because bed bugs hid in the woods and corners of the bed; he poured very hot water on the bed and the baby bugs began to shout and scream. The mother bugs said to the children bugs “take is easy, there is nothing hot that will not become cold”.
If you receive that let me hear you shout halleluiah!
Children born in the month of January stand up and let me pray for you. Father, I want to bless you for the children born in the month of January, this children born in the very first month of the year must be very special to you, in all areas of their lives, let them come first, let them be leaders. Give them unique miracles, give them new joy, new blessings, new promotions, let this year be a very successful year for them and let them serve you like never before, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The number twelve is a very important number; there are twelve tribes of Israel, there are twelve apostles, there are twelve gates to Jerusalem, when Jesus was twelve year old; He began to show professor, that twelve years old can do something special.
So all children who are here today who are twelve year old, stand on your feet I want to pray for you.
Father, I commit all these special children into your hands, even as they become twelve, all the blessings of adulthood release unto them in Jesus name. The kind of wisdom that Jesus had at the age of twelve; release to them now in Jesus now. Let them be outstanding, let them be special and use them mightily for your glory… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
February Holy Ghost service is going to be very special; it is going to be one Holy Ghost service we are going to be making some special decrees. The theme for that Holy Ghost service is “LIFT UP YOUR HEAD OH YE GATE”. So you know the reason why you shouldn’t miss that for anything.
For those of us who are covenant partners as well as all members in The Redeemed Christian church of God, Iam sure you know our fasting begins from the first of February, the Almighty God who has been using that period to bless us, will bless us again this year like never before.
TOPIC: A NEW ALTAR
1 kings 18 v 30 – 39 And Elijah said unto all the people, come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down. And Elijah took twelve stones according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the Lord came saying, Israel shall be thy name: And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.
And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood and said, fill four barrels with water and pour it on the burnt sacrifice and on the wood. And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time. And the water ran around about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water.
And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near and said Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and of Israel, let it be know this day that thou art God in Israel and that I am thy servant and that I have done all these things at thy word. Hear me; o Lord hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God and that thou turned their heart back again. Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice and the wood and the stones and the dust and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said. The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God.
An altar is the meeting place between the physical and the spiritual. Everybody knows; Christians, non Christians, those who believe in God and those who does not believe in God, they know that the spiritual control the physical. That is why those who do not have Jesus Christ result to contacting forces of darkness for one thing or the other. So they bath themselves with special soap, rob themselves with special ointment in an attempt to woe the spiritual to come to their aid.
And the Christians know that it is the blessings of the Lord that makes rich and added no sorrow to it.
I pray tonight that that blessing of the Lord, that makes rich, without adding any sorrow, will be your portion in Jesus name.
Many at times I have heard of people who go to certain “prophets” and they come back saying they receive miracles. I always ask them the question; at what cost? And we are not talking about material cost; we are talking about spiritual cost.
I want you to pay a special attention tonight, this is not an ordinary night, I believe that the destinies of several people will be changed for the better tonight.
A sister was barren for years. We prayed for her, we did everything we knew and we left everything in the hand of God. She felt that we didn’t try enough, so she visited a “prophet” and came back within three months; “look at me I am pregnant”. I said congratulation. All we have being praying for is that you become pregnant. One pass, two years, three years, four year, five years.
That kind of miracle they would then become a sorrow to you, you will never get it in Jesus name.
The altar is where the physical contacts the spiritual that is the place where human beings goes to contact either God or demons. But the altar we are talking about tonight the emphasis is on the word NEW ALTAR. Building a new altar to God. Because whether it is God or demons that you want to contact, if it is God, God expects you to build the Altar. That you prepare a place, where the two of you can meet. If it is the devil, he expects you to build a altar. The building of the altar is your own responsibility.
There are two possibilities, either you destroy the altars that existed before and then build a new one for God, like it happened in Judges 6 v 25 – 27 the angel told Gideon, pull down the altar of Ball that is in your father’s house and build a new altar to God.
The old must go, if the new is to stay. Why? Matthew 9 v 16 -17 the Bible says you do not mend an old cloth by putting new one. We don’t put new wine in an old wine bottle. If you want to build a new altar to God, the first thing you must do is to remove the altar to the devil. The two cannot co exit. 2Corinthians 5 v 5-17 He said therefore if any man being in Christ he is a new creature, old thing are passed away, behold all things are become new.
The altars that you have built to the devil before, they must go tonight, for new altar to God to take his place. The idols you have been worshipping in your family up till tonight; I know many of you will say but I don’t go there to bow down, I only send them money every year, for them to buy the necessary animal for the sacrifice. That must stop tonight. A servant cannot serve two masters. This is a very special year; you need to break with the past because God wants to do new things. When you do that, when you destroy the altars of Satan, and you build a new one to God, you can expect the following things.
1. You will get deliverance from your enemies’ Judges 6 v 28-32. When Gideon pull down the altar of Biel in his father house, the worshippers of Biel rose up against him but the almighty God delivered him from them all. Proverbs 16 v 7 the Bible says when a man’s way pleases God, He will cause his enemies to be at peace with him. And like I told those of you who came to the Holy Communion last night. In the name that is above every other name, all the problems that plagued you in the last year, not one will follow you into this New Year.
2. When you destroy the altar of Satan and you build the Altar of God, you will get deliverance from God Psalm 118 v 17 He said I will live I will not die and I will declares the works of the Lord. They wanted to kill Gideon, but Gideon lived. Anyone who is waiting for your funeral, you will attend their burial. You follow the story of Gideon; by the time you get to Judges 7 v 19 – 23 you will discover that Gideon had outstanding victories with just a handful of people. It was in the life of Gideon that it was first established that one man defeated a thousand.
I have good news for somebody here today, that if you will destroy the altars of Satan and build an altar to God, from this moment onward, you will have victory without a fight.
The second way to build a new altar to God is the text we read at the beginning. You first of all repair the altar of God that was broken down. Elijah repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down. Thank God there are some of us, who do not worship idols anymore, for a long time we have separated from all the idols, but then we say we belong to the Lord; and now we are neither hot nor cold. The altar of God that is in our life had gone into disrepair.
We now serve God when it is convenient for us, we don’t want to make any sacrifice to serve God, that must changed. We must repair the altar of God that has gone into disrepair in our lives, because for a new altar to be built to God, obedience must be total.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said before this year ends, it will be evident that you are a child of destiny.
Deuteronomy 28 v 1-2 God said if you will hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, to observe and to do all that he commands you, it is then that he says blessings will pursue you and overtake you. God hates half obedience; God will prefer that you are hundred percent an idol worshipper, than that you will be one leg inside, one leg outside. He said if you are lukewarm; he will spool you out of his mouth.
The reason is simple; when you are not on the side of the Lord, if anything happen to you, nobody will blame God, but when people think you belong to God but yet half of you belong to the devil. When something happens to you, they blame God; they will say where is your God and God will say this fellow is o not on my side.
On more than one occasion, we have prayed and prayed for some people and nothing happened and in desperation I will talk to God. God what is happening? I have done everything you taught me to do, why is something not happening. On more than one occasion God has said to me, ask the fellow, ask the fellow you are laboring for. This fellow claim to be on my side but he is not on my side. He comes to church, he sings, he shouts, when he leaves the church, what does he do?
Some of you know this story, most of you who are old in the church, a very prominent chief was sick, in a town not too far from here and they invited me to pray for him, when I get there as usual, I preached the gospel to him, he said “ I am a Christian” I said I am talking about being born again. He said “I have been born again a long time. I said then you will be healed. So I prayed for him and came back the following week to check, no change at all. So I said I know what I will do: I will send my prayer warriors, my two personal prayer warriors. I told them, I want you to go and stay with this chief, fast for seven days and night, even the water you are going to drink, take it from home. They were there day seven days and seven nights. They fasted they prayed nothing happened. So I went there and I said I know what I will do; I will do the fasting and I will pray myself and I will do it for 21days and night. God spoke to me and said “son if you want to fast it is good, but not for this fellow, done waste your energy”.
But I said why not, he is one of your children, God says he is not, God says ask him seven questions. One of the questions is “how many secret society does he belong to?” I won’t bother you with the remaining six. When I finished the seven questions, you know what he said to me? He said, don’t come again.
That altar of Satan that is in your life will be destroyed tonight. The altar of God that has fallen into disrepair in your life shall be repaired tonight.
Many of you know how you use to pray, many of you knows how you use to study the word of God, many of you know what you will sacrifice just for God, but now things are different and yet God wants to do a new things. He will include you in Jesus name.
When you repair the altar of the Lord and build a new one like Elijah did, you can expect the followings:
1. Instants answer to your prayer Psalm 50 v 14 -15 he said you come to God with thanksgiving, pay all your vows to him, he said then you call on me in the days of trouble and I will answer you. When you have repaired his altar, when your obedience to all his laws is complete, he said you call on me in the day of trouble and I will answer you. I am believing God for every one of you tonight, those of you who are listening on Radio, Television and Internet all your prayers this year will be answered by fire.
2. When you have repaired d the altar of God and built a new one, then your offering shall be accepted of the Lord.
The Lord said there is a lady here, he ask me just to tell you, you will not lose the pregnancy.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said this year, I will enlarge your coast speedily and rapidly.
In Genesis 4 v 3 -5 two people brought offerings to God; Cain and Abel. God accepted the offering of one and rejected the offering of another.
May the Almighty God not reject your offering in Jesus name.
3. When you have repaired the altar of the Lord and built a new one, then your potentials shall be activated. When the fire fell on Mount Carmel, it was an answer to prayer. He picked up the offering and took it to offering and then he consumed the fire wood. He turned wood to fire. Every wood has the potential of becoming fire; every wood has the potential of becoming a blessing. A blessing in cooking, in warming people who are cold and so on as so forth. Inside you is a potential, there is something God put in you when he created you, God didn’t send you into this world to just come and eat and wear some dress, he wanted you to become a blessings to your generation and that will begin from now in the name of Jesus.
4. When you have repaired the altar of the Lord and you built a new one to him, hardship will come to an end in your life. When the fire fell on mount Carmel, it was not only the fire wood that he consumes, it consumes the rock; the symbol of hardship was removed.
I prophecy to someone tonight, this year you will never know hardship at all.
Then not only that, the fire licked up the water; that means if you do what we are asking you to do, if you build this new altar to God, you will never have cause to sorrow again.
Remember the Bible says weeping may endure for a night; joy cometh in the morning. I know you have been quoting that passage for years.
But as the Lord lives, as you repair his altar and build a new one, by the time the sun rises tomorrow, your joy would have arrived.
Not only that, the fire also consumed the dust that was on the ground. And we have explained to you before that the dust stands for the flesh. When you do what God asked you to do, when you build this new altar to God, the grace to overcome lust of the flesh will be released. Romans 6 v 16 – 18
The Lord said there is someone one here tonight, he said everyone in your family is sick, the Lord ask me to tell you, I will heal every one of them.
The Lord said every year has its dry season and raining reason, he said but there is someone here tonight, he said this year will be an exception because it will be raining season all the time.
Romans 16 v 8 says sins shall no longer have dominion over you, the Almighty God will give you the grace to live above the lust of the flesh and then when this fire fell, everybody fell on their faces and said the Lord is God. In a single a moment, God turned a whole nation to God.
Do you know that winning souls will become easy for you if you build a new altar to God, the reason why many members of your family are yet to accept Christ, is because they are confused, the look at you and know that you are neither in nor out and they are wondering “should we become like this or stay as we are?”
I am praying for someone here tonight every member of your family will be saved before the end of this month.
When you build a new altar to God, it is then you begin to hear the sound of abundance, it was after Elijah build a new altar to God that he said to Ahab I have heard the abundant of rain, and shortly after hearing the sound of abundant of rain, there were showers.
I have good news for somebody here today, even as God has spoken, this will be your own year of showers of blessings.
The Lord said there is a family here, he said I have scattered the forces causing stagnation in your family.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, he said as far as you are concern, laboring in vain ends with last year.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight he said do what my son is telling you and in this one year, you will achieve more than you have done in the last ten years.
Ephesians 3 v 20 says God is able to do exceedingly; abundantly what you can ask or think. If you build a new altar to God, even before you pray he will answer, and not only will He answer you, He will do more than you can dream possible.
I have told you the story before, it may sounds little to you but it was significant to me then. We were going a-fishing, myself and my last two boys with the driver, years ago. We got to some where we saw a sign board; Turkey for sale. It was Christmas period, and I just said to myself, since I was born, I never had turkey for Christmas. I just said that one and we went on our go and fishing. By the time we came home, three turkeys were waiting for me.
And then I went to church in Ebute-Metta the following Sunday, I said look at what happened. I didn’t pray for turkey, three came and I said to them jokingly, I said that is not an invitation to launch, I am not asking you to come and eat my turkey. Before I got home, seven others turkey had arrived.
Now turkey may not mean anything to some of you who eat cows for Christmas. But the point I am making is this, is if you are pleasing God hundred percent, you don’t even need to ask God for one thing before he gives you ten.
I am praying for someone here today, this year as you build a new altar to God, when you knock at one door, ten will be opened unto you.
Now this altar that you want to build to God must be a very special altar.
1. It must be an altar of faith. Stop doubting God, Hebrew 11 v 6 says those who come to God must believe that he exist and He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. I have told you before, four times in the bible, God said the just shall live by faith. Why do you call yourself a Christian if you don’t believe him, when he makes a promise, it will come to pass. You must behave as if you know what God says he will do, will be done. You must have the faith of a child.
I have told you this one before, I was praying one day when God said, son, one day President will come to the camp to worship. I said Amen, by that time there is no possibility, but Daddy said. If He said it, as far as I am concern it is done.
So I told my people, God says presidents are coming, we don’t want to wait till they come before we build where they will stay. So quickly I say let’s begin to build, we build the place called presidential lodge, it was the biggest building in the camp then. One year, two year, three year, no president came. Then my senior pastors held a meeting “you don’t understand what this man is saying, he wanted to live in a big house and he doesn’t know how to tell us, he has finished building now, he doesn’t know how to move in”.
So they came to me and said you are our president, move in!
The Just shall live by faith! I said no. That is not my house. That is for the president. The president is coming. Have they been coming now?
Every promise of God concerning you shall be fulfilled.
Listen to this very carefully, The Lord says there is someone here tonight, he said people will weep with you this year, but it will be tears of joy.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, he said before the end of this month there will be a new episode of dancing in your family.
An altar of faith, stop being doubters. God does not like those who doubt him. I can tell you several stories to encourage you to have faith in God; I know because of several things that have happened, some of you, your faith has been shaken. You don’t know all the stories; you don’t know what the people that something happened to that you didn’t see.
If you don’t have any reason to believe God, just look at me, just look at me and believe that there is God.
I told you I was in Mushin, living in a room when I said to God, father even if it is a boys quarter, build one for me and he said son, “don’t ask me for a house, I have decided to build you a city”. That was in 1981. How could you believe that if you have only one room in Mushin, but look at us today and God says, son, this is still a camp, the city is yet to come.
I am saying to someone here today, every promise of God for you will come to pass.
Stop doubting him! Build an altar of faith. If God says it, it will come to pass. It doesn’t matter how impossible it may appear.
2. The altar you build must be an altar of praise. Psalm 65 v 1 says praise waits for you in Zion. You should be able to say God, come to my house you will find praise there. When God comes to some houses all he will get is murmuring, complaining, Queries; God why have you done this, why have you done that, that is what he get in some houses, that is why he doesn’t come. If God knows that in your home, in your heart, there will be constant praise, he will draw near.
One of the elders here, we started building this camp together, he was the first engineering here and he discovered by associating with me that it doesn’t matter what is happening, am always forming a song or praising God or one thing or the other. So I decided I wanted to pay him a visit and I told him, I will be there for only about five minute. Before I arrived, he has put in a tape of beautiful hymns and songs, I didn’t know when I spend one hour, because I was enjoying the music, I forgot time. Can you imagine God visiting you, hearing praises, songs, adorations, He will stay!
You must make up your mind this year, it doesn’t matter what is happening, I will praise the Lord. Everywhere I go, I know they have given me a nick name they say: let somebody shout halleluiah! I said that is a very good nickname, and I am going to say it again, let somebody shout halleluiah!
Altar of praise!
3. Let it be an altar of thanksgiving, learn to thank him; thank him for what he has done, because he has done something for you, you know! The fact that you are even here listening to him means you have something to thank God for. Your ears is still hearing, by the grace of God, your eyes are still seeing, your mouth can still speak, I think with that mouth you should shout a big halleluiah!
The Lord says there is someone here tonight; he said the one seeking your downfall will soon lose its sight.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said progress wise; two years ago you were walking, last year; you were running, this year; you will fly. (The Lord said this is nothing we should gloss over; let’s give him big a round of applause)
Psalm 103 v 1- 5 said bless the Lord oh my soul, forget not all his benefits, but then he began to list the benefits. Many of us complain that God hasn’t done much for us. I told you of the time when I visited Egypt for the first time in Cairo, there is a city called the city of the dead, where people sleep on the slab that is on the grave of those who died in the world war.
No matter how bad things are you are not sleeping in the grave yard. You may not have a house of your own yet, but you are not sleeping in the grave yard.
I visited one of the hospitals not too long ago, to go and pray for a woman who was dying of cancer of the breast and I was trying to console her before I pray for her. And she said no! Can’t you see all these people? And I saw one who has cancer of the eye. One eye has become almost as big as the head and several other horrible things. She said if God healed me, fine, if not I am going to heaven, look at this ones, they have no hope, she said at least I thank God, I know Jesus Christ.
How many of you know that when you die you are going to heaven? Is that not enough to shout halleluiah?
4. Build an altar of worship, a place where you can tell the Almighty God, how great thou hart. I like David, he knows how to worship God, in Psalm 18 v 1- 2 when you worship him and you begin to call Him His name He will rise for you. One of the apostle who came to the Congress, I think he came from South Africa, he said I think I have discovered what I came for, I said what is it? He said I have discovered the secret of your success, I said I see what is it? He said when you go to the altar unlike the rest of us who calls ourselves bishop and apostle, when we get to the altar; we open the bible and begin to talk. If we think we are good at all, we pray for few minute, he said but you, you go before him and begin to call him names, Almighty God, king of glory, ancient of days, lion of the tribe of Judah, the unchangeable changer,. He said I know your secret, I said son, go and practice it and you will see the result. Is there anybody here today who will say from now on I will worship God? Build an altar of worship.
5. Let it be an altar of prayer
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said stop doubting, I have already heard your cry.
The altar of God must be an altar of prayer, he promises to answer prayer. In Jeremiah 33 v 3 he said call on me and I will answer you, not I may, I will. In John 14 v 14, he said if you ask anything in the name of Jesus, it will be done. Believe him, you will get result, you will get result
6. Make it an altar of sacrifice. The one who have spoken before me have told you, that the altar is not an altar until a sacrifice is place there. When you read Genesis 22 v 1- 13 God said to Abraham, I know you love your son Isaac but I want him, go and build an altar place him there and sacrifice him to me. God doesn’t eat children, this is just a test, at the beginning, it says God wanted to test. In 2 chronicle 1 v 6-12 the bible says Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings to God. People say Solomon was already rich, but even standing there while they kill one animal after another that is another sacrifice on its own.
Let me tell you the truth from my own experience, it is the rich people who are more stingy when it comes to giving to God. Not all of them but majority of them. When we say let’s make pledges, I always ask the ushers please just list those one thousand, ten thousand I know those ones will pay. Then those who says one million, ten million, I always smile. I based my calculation on those who says one thousand, ten thousand I know they will pay somehow. Somehow the rich, I think they just find it difficult to sacrifice. They think they are already great so why bothered? Forgetting that God can make the great, greater. That he can take somebody who is already in the moon all the way to the sun.
I pray for all of you who are great here tonight, before the end of this year, you will know the true meaning of greatness.
David said in 2 Samuel 24 v 18 – 25 he said I would not offer God something that doesn’t cost me. When I give a sacrifice to God, I must feel the pinch. The offerings that God had graciously accepted from me in the past that marked turning points in my ministry are offerings that touched me deeply.
I’ll give you one or two example; I told you this is a special night and am sure many of you know your life will not remain the same after tonight.
When I became general overseer, I had to sell my Toyota crown, so at least I can have some money to manage for some time. We were rich in those days, and then somehow, somebody bought me a Pajero. Oh mine! I loved that Pajero, we went everywhere together for four years. It never gave me a problem; not once.
Then one day I was praying for one particular special Holy Ghost services and God said give me your Pajero, I said ah! And I didn’t have any other car. I am telling you it was difficult, if you want to know how close I have become to that Pajero; the day the fellow God said I should give, came to collect it, my driver wept; it was as if a member of the family died. But the first service after I gave after that car; fourteen thousand people were healed in a single night.
7. Sacrifice! You must build an altar of sacrifice. When you learn to sacrifice to God, get ready for envy; because when God begins to respond, those who didn’t know your sacrifice, they are going to be envious of you. You must be ready for that, because there are some of you tonight, where God will take you after tonight, your friends who didn’t hear what you are hearing now, there are going to ask, is she the only one worshipping God?. If you receive that let me hear you say amen.
I have told you the story I am telling you because it is a prophecy to someone
One of my sons came to visit and he began to tell me all that God was doing, God did this for me, God did this for me and I was praise the Lord Halleluiah! After some time he said Daddy, am the only one talking; you are just saying praise God, you didn’t say what God is doing for you. I said my son if I tell you all that God is doing for me, you will say God is partial. That will be your testimony!
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said you will regain your championship this year.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said very soon, they will describe you as the quiet millionaire. (It is one thing ot be a millionaire, it is another thing to be silent about it.)
8. Make it an altar of dedication and consecration. Roman 12 v 1 said you are to offer yourself as a living sacrifice. Many of us are ready to sacrifice money; ready to give anything. As long as it does not take us out our comfort zone, many of us if we have the opportunity we can build a church for God;
Provided the pastor did not talk about using our house as a fellowship centre. Don’t come for house fellowship in my house, I will rent a place for you outside. Until you yourself become a living sacrifice, then that altar is not yet built.
Am sure you know the testimonies, we were building our church in Ilesha, several years ago. I was a lecturer in the university and I was there with them, and we were fixing concrete and so on. and then my good friend chief Ogedengbe came; he was the richest man in our church then. He is a big chief in the town. He came in his agbada to supervise the work. Then suddenly something strange happened, he removed his agbada and asked for a head pan. Ah chief! No! You gave the money for the cement; leave it for we small boys. He said I heard God saying “unless you join this people in what they are doing, your offering amounts to nothing.” He heard God; no pastor was big enough to tell him to do that.
Make yourself a living sacrifice! If you are too big to be a sacrifice on the altar of God, then you are definitely too big!
I’m about to close but this is a defining moment in your life.
When we were building the church in Ebute- Metta, because there was no land so we had to carry sawdust from nearby to push the lagoon away. I was full of joy that at long last I was saved, I was a lecturer at the University of Lagos, but I was going to hell before Jesus found me. At long last I have an opportunity to say thank you to God for saving my soul.
So I got a big basket and I was using it to carry saw dust. and then there was a go –slow in Lagos and one of my former student of the university of Lagos was coming in his car, I think he saw a car going into the church compound, he thought it is a short-cut out of the go-slow so he followed, as he entered the church compound, he saw me with my big basket of saw dust on my head. He said ha oga! I said which oga? Who is your oga? I am not oga before Jesus Christ.
I give you another example, because you are going to build a new altar to God tonight and your life will never be the same again.
As a lecturer in the University of Lagos, after Jesus saved my soul. We gathered some youth together and we started what we used to call Christ Redeemer’s congress. We will go to any secondary school with boarding house facility, we will invite everybody to come, we will say we will give you food. We didn’t have much money; but everything that I have I will place it down and this little boys whatever they can contribute, they will contribute. People will come, we’ll give them two meals a day, if there is any food left for us we will eat and if there is none, no problem, in my own case I will be fasting anyway. But we will always go ahead before people will arrive to go and clean up the place.
I am always the first to arrive with my wife and I went to inspect this particular school in Oshogbo, when I got to the toilet, oh God. When my young ones came, (we call them bible study leaders in those days). When they come like that we will divide ourselves into groups; you go and clean the toilet, you go and fetch fire wood and so on. When they arrived I told them the toilet this time requires only volunteers. I told them I will lead the team and I need five other people to join me. We got a big bottle of Izal, got handkerchief to tie round our mouth and nose. By the time we finished we finish with that toilet, you could sit down and do bible study, if I didn’t lead the boys am sure when they go to the door and found out that the whole things is full to the door. Only God knows what report they would come and give me
Hands that can’t do manual labor for God cannot heal the sick. Hands that can’t sweep the house of God, that can’t clean the toilet that cannot be a sacrifice on the altar of God cannot be use of God to perform miracles. And I am believing God for you that this year is going to be different from other years, that whatever you touch this year is going to prosper, but you must be a sacrifice on the altar of God.
When were build the first auditorium, we were digging water here, somewhere down at night and one day I was carrying two buckets of water; I called it balancing equation. One on the right one on the left, one of the boys said daddy let me help me with one, I said no, go and get your own bucket. How many of you want to be a living sacrifice to the Almighty God, let me assure you, the Lord who has promoted me, he will promote you this year.
Let me close, if you have not even surrender your life to Jesus, then you don’t even know what we are talking about, if you have not surrender your life to Jesus how can you be talking about building an altar to God. But you can begin from here, you can surrender your life to Jesus, things will change.
You should have seen me before I became born again, I was an arrogant fool, I have nothing but I was just proud for nothing, but after he saved my soul; things changed and things are still changing for the better. Come and give your life to Jesus and things will change, old things will pass away and all things will become new. So if you want to give your life to Jesus come now…
As you are coming begin to talk to the Lord Jesus Christ; that you have come to surrender your life to him today, that from now on, you will serve him hundred percent and throughout all the days of my life, save my souls, forgive all my sins, from this moment onward, I am yours oh Lord! I will serve you.
I will not serve Satan any more. And the rest of us let us stretch our hands towards this people and pray for them, and ask the Almighty God who save our soul will their souls too… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Savior we bless your name. Unchangeable Lord, we give you glory, thank you for this your children who have come forward now, every one of them, receive in Jesus name, forgive in Jesus name, let your blood wipe away their sins in Jesus name. save their souls tonight in Jesus name, write their names in the book of life in Jesus name and please Lord don’t let them go back into the word In Jesus name, from now on anytime they call on you please answer them by fire in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward tonight, I want to make you a solemn promise; that every day from now on, for the rest of my life, I will be praying for you.
Very soon you will be receiving miracles that you didn’t pray for, then you will know somebody is somewhere praying for you, That is why I am going to need your name and address and your prayer request.
Now I told you earlier on that the number twelve is very significant number; because there are twelve gates that lead to Jerusalem, they are twelve gates to the heavenly gate. When we talk about twelve we are talking about Gate, which is one of the reason s why next month we will be talking about lift up your head oh ye gates. But the twelve gates you can approach the throne of grace easily.
You are going to pray with all your heart tonight. There are fourteen prayer points I to those who came to the watch night service, I am going to add one or two to those who are coming for the first time.
1. Praise the Almighty God; for all he has done for you. And he has done a lot; you are alive, you are well you are not in a lunatic asylum, you are here tonight. You are not in a hospital, you are listening to me. And even if you are listening to me and you are in the hospital you know heaven is your ultimate home,. You are not going to die you are going to live. You need to praise God anyway 2. Tell the Almighty God, am offering myself completely to you tonight as a living sacrifice on your altar, please don’t reject me 3. Father, every altar of Satan; that I know you have helped me to destroy tonight; don’t let them ever rise again. 4. Father, January is the first month of the year. This month; give me miracles that are first of its kind. 5. Father, February is the second month of the year; double my blessings in February. 6. Father, March is the third month of the year and three is the figure of trinity. In March; show your almightiness in my life. 7. Father, April is the fourth month of the year. In April; send help to me form the four corners of the world. From the east; send help to me, from west; send help to me, from north; send help to me, from south; send help to me. 8. May is the fifth month of the year, five is the number of grace, in May this year, father show me divine favor. 9. Father, June is the sixth month of the year. In June let me have an unexpected breakthroughs.
10. Father, July is the seventh month of the year. Seventh is the number of perfection, in July perfect all that concerns me. 11. August is the eight month of the year, and eight is the number of a new beginning. In August give me a new beginning of all that is good. 12. Father, September is the ninth month of the year. In September prove your all sufficiency in my life. 13. Father, October is the tenth month of the year, ten means double grace. In October; let me have a taste of your amazing grace. 14, Father, November is the eleventh month of the year, eleven stands for more than enough. in November, do for me that which is exceedingly abundantly above what I could ask or think. 15. Father, December is the last month of the year. In December; crown all my efforts with glorious success. 16. Father let me serve you much more than ever before this year.
The altar is open. We are going to pray for at least one hour. You can pray standing or seating or facing the ground any how you want to, but for the next one hour, let’s call on the Almighty God….
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The Almighty God will answer you by fire. He will accept you as a living sacrifice to Himself all the altars of Satan that has been destroyed in your life shall never rise again, a new altar to God will begin in your life tonight. This month of January, God will do unique miracles in your life, in February; He will double your blessings. In March; in every areas of your life, He will show Himself to be the Almighty, in April he will send help to you, from the east; He will send help to you, from the west; He will send help to you, from the north he will send help to you, from the south; he will send help to you. Even from heaven from above, he will send help to you.
In May He will show you divine favor. In June, He will give you unexpected breakthroughs. In July he will perfect that which concerns you, in August he will give you a new beginning, a new beginning of joy, of success, of promotion, of everything that is divine.
In September, He will show you his sufficiency; He will meet all your needs. In October, He will give you a taste of His amazing grace, in November he will do much more than you hope for.
In December He will crown your effort with success. And you too will serve the Lord, this year you will serve God more than ever before, in offering; you will serve the Lord, in tithe; you will serve the Lord, in witnessing; you will serve the Lord, in follow up; you will serve the Lord.
God will use you to heal the sick this year; God will use you to even raise the dead this year. God will use you to do mighty things for him this year and your joy will overflow this year, the enemy will not overcome you this year, God will build a wall of fire round about you this year.
The enemy will not discover your secret this year. All those who are pursuing you will never be able to overtake you, it shall be well with you. I
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
If you receive that let me hear you shout halleluiah!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
LIFT UP YOUR HEAD OH YE GATE
3rd of February, 2012
Go ahead and lift your voice to the Almighty God and bless Him, let’s bless the King of kings, let’s bless the Lord of lords, let’s praise the Ancient t of days, let’s give Him all glory, let’s give Him all honors, let’s give Him all adorations.
He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, praise Him, praise the King of king, the Lord of lords, praise the Ancient of days, give Him glory, give Him all honor, magnify His holy name, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, He is worthy to be magnified, there is no one like Him.
He is the Ancient of days, the Commander of Chief of the Host of heaven; He is the Lord strong and mighty, mighty in battle. Praise the King of glory; praise Him with all your heart. Praise the Alpha and the Omega, praise the Beginning and the Ending.
Praise the Lion of the tribe of Judah, He is worthy to be praised and adored, give Him glory, give Him honor, and give Him adoration.
Bless His holy name today, thank you Father. In Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.
Lift your voice to him and say Father, let this month be very, very successful month for me in every facet of my life. in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to him and say Father, give me pleasant surprises this month and surprise your enemies also. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Please join your hands with your neighbor and say Father, in the life of this your child, do something new today. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
Jehovah the man of war,
Your mercy endures forever
Oh praise His holy name (Worship)
King of glory, Lord strong and mighty, Lord mighty in battle, Lord of host, the One who has never lost a battle, the Owner of the earth and the fullness thereof, Ancient of days, Controller of light, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Rock of Ages, Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of peace, Alpha, Omega, the Beginning, the Ending.
The One who is, the One who was, the One who is to come. The Almighty. The Way, the Truth and the Life, glory be to Your holy name.
You are the Unchangeable changer, the Unconquerable conqueror, the One who was before anything, before the mountains came, You were there. Before the gates were installed You were there.
Accept our worship in Jesus name. Tonight, prove that You are Greater than the greatest, prove that You are Higher than the highest, prove that You are Stronger than the strongest, prove that You are Older than the oldest.
Prove that You are Wiser than the wisest. Tonight in the life of all Your children here and all those who are listening through the Radio, Television or the Internet, Father do something new, do something mighty, do something glorious, do something miraculous, do something unforgettable, and at the end of everything let Your name be glorified. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed
Let someone shout halleluiah!
Psalm 24 v 7 -10 lift up your heads, oh ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the king of glory shall come in. who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, o ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of host, he is the King of glory.
What do we call a gate? Physically it is a huge door that is usually installed to prevent people from entering a particular place. Spiritually it stands for the elders of a city.
For example when Jesus said I will build my Church and the gate of hell shall not prevail against it. By the gate of hell; it is referring to principalities and power. We won’t have enough time to go into all the details, all I am saying tonight however is this; gate weather physically or spiritually will not prevail against you.
Now when we are dealing with gates the first thing is that we need to know where the gates are. Hosea 4 v 6 says my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. If you don’t know the gates that are shut against you, if you don’t even know that they exist, they maybe destroying you without knowing.
Ignorance is a killer. If you know there are gates against you, then you need to locate where they are.
In Matthew 7 v 7-8 the Lord said, ask, seek and then knock. Before you need to talk about the gate, you need to locate where the gates are. When you find the gates, the next thing is to knock. In Rev 3 v 20 even God said I stand at the door and I knock. You are supposed to knock first.
Now you know the gates, you have located the gates, you have knocked, the next thing is if you have key, use the key to open the gate.
In Rev 3 v 7 Jesus Christ said I have the keys of David and when I open no man can shut, when I shut no man can open. If you don’t have the key get someone who has the Key to come and help.
If you don’t have the Keys to the gate, you can call unto Jesus, in Rev 3 v 8 He said I have set before you an open door that no man can shut.
I am believing God for somebody here tonight, that Jesus will open doors for you that nobody will be able to shut again.
If all fails; you knock the gate refused to open, you use the key and the key refuse to work, you asked someone to come and help but nothing seems to be working, the next thing now is to force open the gate.
Because behind every gate there is something precious otherwise there is no gate and you know you must get to the other side of the gate, because what you want is there.
So if everything else fails then you use violence. In Mark 2 v 1- 12 when the friend of that young man brought him and they couldn’t get in, they climb to the roof, so they turn open the roof so that they can get to Jesus Christ.
The Bible says in Mathew 11 v 12 it says since the days of John the Baptist, the kingdom of God suffers violence and the violent takes it by force.
That is why you see two statement in the text that we have read; lift up your head oh ye gate, that means open gently. It went further to say be ye lifted up ye everlasting door, in other words if you don’t open gently, we will open you by force.
How many of you are here tonight, determined that you will not go home until you get your miracle? It will be necessary that before this night is out, you will become a warrior.
There are gates to cities, maybe your problem is because the city where you live. When you consider Jericho for example in 2kings 2 v 19-20 the city was beautiful but there was a problem in the city; anyone who is in the city, suffered bareness, suffered death, they suffered abortion, they suffer end miscarriages.
They needed someone to deal with the gate of the city, when the gate of the city was dealt with; curses ended, bareness ended, death ended.
So I am saying to all of you from various villages and cities, all the gates that have been harboring evil shall be forced open tonight in Jesus name.
Or you could look at another example, Samaria in 2King 7 v 1-11 the reason the gates in Samaria were shut, is not because of the people inside, it is because of the enemies outside.
Because there is a siege and the gates had to be shut to prevent the enemies from coming in, but because the gates were shut, famine came, people began to eat their children, and all kinds of problems follow.
So for the gates of Samaria to be opened, external enemies had to be dealt with. And when the Almighty God intervened; the siege was lifted, famine ended and abundance came.
Now if there are enemies outside the gates of your cities, seen and unseen, because of tonight, I decree such enemies will be scattered in Jesus name.
Thank you Lord, the Lord said there is someone who damaged his ribs in an accident, He asked me to tell you He is taking care of that right now.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said before the next raining season, He said your showers of blessing will begin to fall.
There are national gates, a whole nation can be in serious trouble because certain gates do not open, for example in Exodus 15 v 1- 28 If God had not opened the gate of the red sea; the children of Israel either would have perished or could have gone back into slavery.
So a whole nation could be in serious trouble, because certain gates refuse to open.
So I am prophesying to Nigeria tonight; every gate that is holding the children of Nigeria captive, you are coming down tonight in Jesus name.
I can give you another example in 1Samuel 17 v 1- 51. And the gate this time was the form of a man; a giant called Goliath and he had a whole army captive.
For forty days there was a reign of terror. Until the gate had to be dealt with and it wasn’t a gate that was going to lift up its head, it was a gate that its head has to be lifted up.
Until David cut off the head of Goliath and lifted it up; the children of Israel were still trebling.
And I am speaking to Nigeria tonight; every Goliath creating fear and terror to the children of this nation, as the Lord of host is still on the throne; every Goliath shall lose its head tonight.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said they told you that they have locked the doors and thrown away the keyes, the Lord asked me to tell you , I don’t need keys to open the doors.
Thank you father
The Lord says there is a woman here tonight; He said the last time you shouted halleluiah, your womb were untied. Your womb that was tied has now been untied.
Tonight I want to spend a little more time on personal gate.
For a human being there were five major gates:
1. The eye gate
2. The ears gate
3. The mouth gate
4. The nose gate
5. And then of course the skin gate.
Through your skin you can know what is going on outside your body, even in the dark you can tell whether the water you touched is cold or warm.
Through your nose; if you breathe in the wrong thing you can even die.
Through your eye; a lot could affect you internally by what you see.
Like I told those of you who came to the Holy communion last night; many people are married to who they are married to now because of what they saw. He saw the lady and said this is beautiful and I think this is the one I want. You saw a man driving pass in a Mercedes Benz car, and you say, you think this is a good husband; he will be able to take care of me.
What you see can influence your decision.
What you hear can make a lot of deference to you, what you hear can make you happy or make you angry.
Your mouth; that is the gate by which you eat and drink and by which we speak.
So let’s spend some time and look at the eye gate.
Many people die in poverty because their eyes are not opened to opportunities. In 2king 4 v 1-7 the widow of the son of the Prophet was surrounded by opportunities, many neighbor with empty bottles, but just a little bottle of oil in her own house, everything she needed to be debt free and to live in abundance for the rest of her life was around her but here eye gates were shut.
Until God through his servant opened here eye and within 24 hrs, she moved from penury to abundant.
I decree tonight, in the name that is above every other name, your financial eye shall be open tonight.
In John 21 v 1 -6 Peter and the disciples fished all night and caught nothing, until Jesus Christ stood and said throw your net to the right, they were throwing there to the left, there break through was on the right. They were working hard all nights but one word from the mouth of Jesus Christ everything changed. The gates that have been blocking your eye so that you have been wasting your time and wasting your energy with nothing to show for it, that gate will come down tonight in Jesus name.
Some people are in the wrong career, they need that God will open their career eye.
I have said it before, some people are doing barbing, whereas God wanted them to be a tailor; but they say scissors is scissors. Until God opens your eye to the careers, He has for you; you may be laboring in vain.
In 1king 19 v 19-21 Elisha thought he was to be a farmer, God said no you are to be a prophet. In Luke 5 v 1 ? 11 Peter thought he was to be a fisher man, God said no, you are a fisher of men.
I pray for you tonight, before it is too late God will open your career eyes.
Then of course I have shared the example of one man before, who was an accountant, one day he just woke up and said for how long will I be saying yes sir, God give me an idea, open my eyes, let the gate of my eye be open.
God showed him that he should be roasting groundnut but that he should be roasting it with honey. I have shared the story with you before by the last time I heard about him; he already had 3 private jets from roasting ground nut.
Those of you that is doing the work that is not your own, this very night God will open your eye.
There are spiritual eyes. You know the story in 2King 6 v 15-17, when a king sent army to arrest Elisha and the servant saw horses and chariots surrounding them.
Physically he could see, he came back and tell his master, master what shall we do? We are surrounded by enemies.
The master said those who be with us are more than those who are with them. He prayed and said God open this young man?s eye, and when his eyes were opened, he saw horses of fire and chariots of fire.
His spiritual eyes were opened, until your spiritual eyes are opened, you don?t have dominion.
In Genesis 13 v 14 -17 God said it is what you can see that you can have. If God will open your spiritual eye and show you what he alone could do for you things will be different.
I pray for every one of you here today, that your spiritual eye will be open; you will see where God wants to take you and you will begin to reign the world with dominion In Jesus name.
Let me give you an illustration before going to the ear gate. When I went to America for the first time in 1979 to attend Kenneth Haggins camp meeting, I saw a crowd; 17000 people! God, you mean there can be these much crowd! Attending the convention of one man? God what you have done in America you must do in Nigeria.
I saw a bit into the future, at that time if you gathered everybody in Redeemed Christian church of God together, we were about 600. But some years later, I went to Korea and I saw the church of Youngi Cho.
I saw a man holding seven services on a Sunday, telling his congregation, those of you who have come this Sunday; please don’t come next Sunday, so those who didn’t come this Sunday can come next Sunday. I came back home and I said to God, I am no longer satisfied with seventeen thousand, I want something bigger.
How many of you want the very best that God can give you. Let me hear you say amen. God will open your eye to see greatness tonight in Jesus name.
Let’s talk about the ear gate, a very, very important gates; seven times in the book of revelation, God repeated himself, he said he who has hears to ear let him hears what the spirit is saying to the church, that tells you that some people may have ears and never hear, it means the gate of their ear may be shut.
The gate of your ears are very, very crucial, because according to Roman 10 v 17 the bible says Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of the God.
What you hear can determine what you will become, faith comes by hearing.
It is a single testimony that changed my whole life completely concerning divine healing. When I got born again in The Redeemed Christian church of God, I was rejoicing in my salvation but I was very sickly, within two weeks, malaria will knock me down.
So when they talk about healing without medication? I just said you are saying your own; you have showed me the way to heaven, don’t send me there too quickly.
Then one day I heard a testimony from an old man, how God healed him wonderfully and immediately my faith rose. And I thank God since 1975 that faith has been going stronger daily.
That word that you will hear that will take you from the valley to the mountain top, may God send it to you tonight in Jesus.
The ear gate is the door to healing, it is the door to deliverance Psalm 107 v 20 it said he sent his word and he healed them and delivers them out of their destructions. How do you receive the word? Through the ear gate!
And I decree that every sickness, every disease that may be in you be uprooted today in the mighty name of Jesus.
The ear gate is the door to blessing, it is the door to prosperity, the bible says the blessing of the Lord makes rich and adds no sorrow. Proverbs 10 v 22 the blessing of the Lord, how do you hear a blessing; blessing are pronounced.
The one who receives a blessing, receives it through the ear. Every gate that is blocking your ear shall come down tonight in Jesus name.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said because you have honored me with your first fruit, he said before the end of this year, you shall be honored also.
Genesis 18 v 9- 14 God spoke, Sarah heard though the hearing gate and she laughed and from that day on, she kept laughing. Because what God said; once you will hear what God said, you can be sure it will come to past.
And the Almighty God said that this year he will do new thing, how many of you receive heard that one? How many of you received that one? Then in the mighty name of Jesus; new thing will begin in your life in Jesus name.
But then let’s consider the mouth gate; lift up your heads oh ye gates and be ye lifted up ye everlasting God, that the king of glory may come in and who is this king of glory, the Lord, the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle, the Lord of host, he is the king of glory.
We had a program not too long ago with some eminent Nigerians, and I told them there God is not a civilian, he is a warrior. The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
The gates might not want to open gently; it takes the mouth of an individual, to open all the other gates. If the enemy can keep your mouth shut he has defeated you.
As long as the mouth gate is not opened, the devil knows he has won. If you can’t open your mouth to praise God, if you can’t open your mouth to pray, then you are finished.
In 2King 4 v 1 -7 the widow of the son of prophet that I refer to earlier, for years she was In debt, the man of God was near and she kept her mouth shut.
Until when she could no longer keep quiet. The day she cried to the man of God that was the day her problems were over. The elders have a saying that if you keep quiet your problems will keep quiet with you and I know there is someone here tonight, who will no longer keep quiet.
In fact before this night is out we are going to open our mouth gate wide and the king of glory will come in.
In all the scripture where God said I will come to your aid, Psalm 50 v 14-15 He said first come to his presence with thanks giving, come to his court with praise pay your vows and then call on me and I will answer.
He didn’t say keep your mouth shut and assume that I will know. In Jeremiah 3 v 33, he said call on me, open your mouth gate and then I will show you mighty thing. It is when you call when your mouth gate is open then I will open your eye gate.
Matthew 12 v 22 the bible says they brought to Jesus a man; who was blind and dumb.
He healed him, so the blind and dumb man both spoke and saw. He is blind and dumb, when he was healed; he spoke first before he saw.
Speaking is more important than seeing. Those of you who don?t know the reason why I keep asking you to shout; maybe who will begin to get a rough idea, because as long as the enemy can’t keep you quiet he can’t hold you down.
In Mark 10 v 46 ? 52 Bartimeus heard that Jesus was passing by, his ear gates were opened, he was blind his eye gates were shut but he used his mouth gate to get his miracle. He cried out! Jesus thou son of David, have mercy on me.
See what the devil tried to do; they said shut your mouth. If he had shut his mouth, he would have died blind, he would have died a beggar, he would have died by the road side, he would have died as a nobody. But he opened his mouth gate and today we are still talking about him.
Every one of you that the devil has been keeping quiet, today the gate of your mouth will be open in Jesus name.
The mouth gate is the gate to progress, it is the gate to victory, it is the gate to almost everything.
The Lord said there is someone her; He said because of a previous tragedy, anytime the phone rings now, you become afraid. He asked me to tell you, relax no more tragedy for you.
Mark 11v 23 Bible says if you shall say to this mountain, be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea and you shall not doubt, it shall be so unto you.
If you don’t say to the mountain the mountain will stay. When you are saying to the mountain you must tell the mountain where to go.
When it is time to pray tonight, I’m believing God for you that for once you will cease to be a lady and a gentle man.
Let us finish the prayer of tonight and then be a lady and gentle man again. But during the one hour of prayer, because if you will do the right thing tonight, even as the bishop already prophesied, your life will never be the same again.
Your mouth; the bible says death and life is in the power of the tongue. The bible says you have not because you ask not. Tonight we are going to use our mouth.
Now, why will the gate obey? Because we are going to command gates tonight, and they are going to obey us. He said it is because it is the king of glory that is coming in.
The gates will not open to ordinary people, but in Psalm 73 v 22- 24 David thought us a secret; that as the king of glory is going in, we will go in with him, he said you will hold me by the right hand and receive me into glory.
When you go through all the cases where the gates have been opened, you will see that the gates opened to the king of glory and his own people followed through.
For example in Psalm 114 v 2-3 the Bible says it is God in Judah that the red sea saw and fled. It wasn’t Moses that the sea was running away form, it is the Almighty God that it saw and fled.
If you look at Joshua 5 v 13-15 the reason the wall of Jericho fell when the children of Israel shouted, was because the captain the host of the Lord was with them.
When the wall of Jericho saw the captain of the host of heaven it has no option other than to give way.
Whenever I asked you to shout halleluiah, it is because I know in doing so the Lord of host will come down and stand by your side and as long as the Lord is standing by your side no opposition will be able to withstand you.
Because the Bible says let God arise and his enemies will scatter.
I have said it before that you don’t hear me at the beginning of the service that I say ‘am beginning to bind you devil?. I am not arguing with those who do that, I have my reservations; you bond him in the morning, you bond him in the afternoon, you bond him in the evening. The question is how quickly doe he gets loose?
I attend a service somewhere, the pastor prayed at the beginning of the service and bond the devil before the service, after the service he wanted me to talk to the ministers, and he prayed before I began and bound the devil.
Because he is someone close to me, I called him aside, Sir, I thought you bound the devil before the service, you mean before the service ended he was loosed? Because you are bounding him again now?. He said “well you never can tell”.
I said I think I know a better way; it doesn’t matter whether he is lose or wherever he may be, he cannot withstand the shout of halleluiah.
Do I hear somebody shout halleluiah tonight!
So when you come against the red sea, you will say red sea; get out of my way because I am not coming alone. Wall of Jericho; get out of my way, because I am not coming alone, fiery furnace; get out of my way because the consuming fire is with me, Lions; get out of my life, because the Lion of Judah is with me
The Lord ask me to tell you a story very quickly, it has to do with the birth of one of my sons.
My wife had three caesarians operations so we stopped because the doctor said, don?t try it again. Then we became born again, believed in divine healing; so my wife became pregnant again and this time, Jesus did all the work. The baby came on Friday night, at the maternity center in Ebute-metta, the following Saturday, I was going to minister to the doctors in LUTH and I gave them the testimony of how my wife delivered naturally after three caesarian that Jesus was the doctor. Every doctor present open their mouths for minute, they just open their mouth.
Now the Lord asked me to tell you the story because there is someone here tonight; he said when you share your testimony, mouths will open.
When David came across Goliath remember what he said in 1Samuel 17 v 45 -47 he said Goliath, I am not coming alone. I am coming with the Lord of host.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said when they talk about you they talk in whispers, he asked me to tell you very soon they will sing your praise.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said your season of harvest is very near and you will not miss it.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said by this time next year you will confess that I do not know I can get to this height.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said I have opened doors to you before he said but the big one is coming now.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said this year you will see God’s glory in a new dimension.
Why would the gate open? Because you are not coming alone, the gate will open for the King of glory, it has to open to the Lord of host.
In 2kings 2 v 12 -15 Elisha said to Jordan, you have to open because my destiny is on the other side and I am not coming alone, I am coming with the Lord God of Elijah. And Jordan opened It has no choice. There are many of us this very night is going to mark the beginning of our destiny.
I can feel the presence of the Holy spirit in a very, very strong way tonight, I believe I have done enough of teaching so we go ahead and let the Holy spirit do his own thing but before we pray, Psalm 34 v 8 said taste and see that the Lord if good.
Watch the process; taste that is the mouth gate and then see, open your mouth gate and you will see the goodness of the Lord. Taste and see; those of you who are here tonight, who have never tasted the Lord, this is the moment to do so.
Believe me honestly the Lord is good; there are things that the Lord wants to show you. Things that will shake you, but you have to taste him first. So if you are here and you have not given your Life to Jesus come now, after all they say the taste of the pudding is in the eating.
Give your life to Jesus and watch gates open, if you want to give your life to Jesus you better come now. Come and surrender your life to Jesus let him save your soul, let him cleanse you from all your sins, then you will have authority to command doors open, Every gates that have been blocking you; your red sea, your Goliath, your red sea, your Jordan, you will be able to command them. You will be able to say to gate open if and only God is with you.
So if you want to give your life to Jesus come very quickly now. Begin to talk to the Lord, asks God to be merciful to you, ask him to forgive you your sins, ask him to save your soul.
Ask for mercy tonight. Ask him to be your Lord and your savior and the rest of us, let’s stretch our hands towards these people that the Lord, who has saved them, will save their own souls too. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Savior we bless your holy name, thank you for your word, we thank you for these people who have come forward. You promise oh Lord, that whosoever will come unto you, you will not cast out. They have come to you now, please receive them in Jesus name, forgive them in Jesus name, wash them clean in your blood in Jesus name, save their soul and write their names in the book of life in Jesus name. And from now on anytime they call on you, please answer them in Jesus name, thank you Almighty God in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Tonight, we want to appeal to you once again, that you pray with all your heart, you are going to determine your destiny this night; you are going to pray with all your strength. Give me an indication by shouting a big halleluiah!
1. King of glory I praise you, Lord of host I worship you (spend time praising him)
2. In the name of Jesus, every gate blocking my vision, lift up your head now.
3. In the name of Jesus, every gate blocking my hearing be lifted up now.
4. Every gates blocking my testimony, lift up your head now.
5. Every gates blocking my breakthrough; be lifted now.
6. Every gates to my destiny; lift up your head now.
7. Every gate reluctant to open; Lord of host, break them to pieces.
8. King of glory; move in massively into every facet of my life and everything opposite of glory flush them out.
9. Father; filled my mouth with new testimonies.
10. Your own personal request.
Please pray for one hour only; let us beseech the throne of heaven.
in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Father almighty we want to thank you, King of glory we praise you, Lord of host we worship you, accept our worship in Jesus name.
In the mighty name of Jesus, every gate blocking your vision shall be destroyed tonight, every gate blocking your hearing shall be destroyed tonight, every gate blocking your testimonies shall be destroyed tonight, every gate blocking your breakthroughs shall be destroyed tonight and all the gate to your destiny shall be open tonight.
Every gate that refuses to open shall be shattered tonight, the King of glory will move into your life. Everything contrary to glory shall move out of your life tonight; sickness shall move out, failure shall move out, defeat shall move out, poverty shall move out, sorrow shall move out. Every plant God didn?t plant in your life shall be rooted up tonight, the Lord will fill your mouth with new testimony, so shall it be, your joy shall be full, tonight will mark a new beginning in your life from now on, God will give you pleasant surprises.
So shall it be in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
If you receive that let me hear you shout halleluiah!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
LET THE FIRE FALL
2nd of March, 2012
Let’s lift our hands to the Almighty God and worship Him, give Him all glory, give Him all honor, give Him adoration, He is worthy to be praised; He is worthy to be adored. Give Him all glory, give Him all honor, He is our help in ages past; He is our hope for years to come. let’s give Him all glory, lest give Him all honor, He is worthy to be praised, it is by His grace that we are alive today, it is because of His mercy that we are here, praise Him, he is worthy to be praised, give Him all glory, give Him all hour. Thank you father, in Jesus mighty name we worship.
Lift your voice to Him and say Father, don’t let me miss my breakthrough tonight, go ahead talk to the Almighty God… in Jesus might name we have prayed.
We are serving the God of miracles, I know, yes I know
We are serving the God of miracles; I know, yes I know halleluiah!
We are serving the God of miracles, I know, yes I know
We are serving the God of miracles; I know, yes I know halleluiah!
Eternal rock of ages, the Only one of Israel, the Ancient of days, the One who has no beginning and has no ending, the One who never grows old, the Alpha as well as Omega, the Beginning and the End, the Author and the Finisher of our faith. Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of peace, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the King that is coming again, Savior, Healer, Deliverer, Provider, Friend, our King, our Lord; the Lover of our soul, the Lifter up of our head, the Horn of our salvation, the Resurrection and the Light, glory be to your holy name.
Thank you for the Holy Ghost Service, that you started twenty six years ago, that has grown bigger and bigger year by year. Thank you for the souls that have been saved, thank you for the people you have healed, thank you for the barren that has become fruitful, thank you for the captives that you have set free, thank you for the poor that you have made rich, thank you for the forgotten that you remembered, please accept our thanks in Jesus name.
Tonight Father, prove yourself again, save soul, heal the sick, set the captives free, everyone of us here today, give us at least one major breakthrough.
By the time we leave here let it be said that God has visited His people again, thank you Almighty God. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let somebody shout halleluiah!
When I became General Overseer in 1981, people began to call me Daddy, and I was very uncomfortable with that title, I was only thirty nine years old and in those days, the popular thing is to call ourselves brothers and sister; everybody is a bro or a sis. But when I wanted to complain, God spoke to me; he said a brothers can wish you well, it is only a father who can bless and then the blessing will stick.
Today I am seventy years old, I think am old enough to be called Daddy and the first thing I want to do tonight, is that I want to give a father’s blessings to all those who call me daddy. So whether you are here or you are watching anywhere in the world; either by television, by internet or radio, if you regard me as your daddy, stand on your feet and let your amen be loud and clear.
My father and my God, the father of all fathers, thank you that at last, I can stand boldly as a father to all these your children and it is in your name that I am blessing them tonight. Every one of you who regard me as your daddy, you shall be blessed.
My God will take you higher than your dreams in Jesus name, because my God will fight for you, you will enjoy victory without a fight, because My God will promote you; you will enjoy success without a sweat.
Because my God is the controller of heaven and earth; I decree from this moment, all the powers in heaven, will come to your assistance.
The resources of the earth will flow into you, beginning from this moment; helpers will seek you out to help you. Because my father in heaven will build a shield over you; destroyers will never come near your home again, because my God is the great provider; your hands will never be empty again, as there is water in the ocean, your anointing will never run dry.
As long as morning follows the night; you will enjoy the mercies of the Almighty God. My Father in heaven the one who is the God that is more than enough, will from now on see to it that your joy will overflow.
Beginning from tonight, when you knock one door, seven will be open unto you. Any obstacles that the enemy may want to put in your way will become stepping stone to glory in Jesus name. Wherever you turn; you will find favor with God and favor with men and your children will be greater than you.
The Almighty God that I serve will answer all your prayers from now on. So shall it be in Jesus mighty name of Jesus I pray.
Daddy says because you bless them from the bottom of your heart, He said I have sealed it in.
Ten years ago, I called for people who will be my covenant partners; and several people volunteered. I said it would be for ten years, the ten years are over now and many of them had asked, what’s happening, are we going to continue? I told them I will ask God.
When I asked God, He said there will be a new set and it will not be for ten years. He said “because those people were in covenant with you for ten years, I had no choice but to keep them alive for ten years”. He said “You tied my hands”.
And I remembered all the miracles that happened in the life of my partners, and I thank God for all the miracles, I thank God for all my partners and I say, thank you for the past ten years.
Now, the Lord says to me, the new set of partners will be for only three years. He said after three years, we can review. So, if you want to be one of my partners, your duties will be as follows:
1. You will pray for us every day, even if it’s only one minute; very simple prayer ‘Father, strengthen your son, don’t let his anointing run dry, don’t let him fail you, let him finish strong’. Four simple prayers: strengthen him, don’t let his anointing run dry, don’t let him fail you, and let him finish strong. That’s assignment one for my partners even if it’s only one minute a day, please, include us in your prayers.
2. You’ll fast with us as we used to do. February, July and December. All you need to do is a day at a time but if you can fast day and night continuously then, fourteen days alone will be enough. So, you’ll pray for us, you’ll fast and then you’ll support the work we are doing financially.
The new group, your support will be every month instead of every year and there will be ten groups. So, you’ll be able to join at least, one of the ten.
1. GROUP ONE: N100 a month.
2. GROUP TWO: N500 a month.
3. GROUP THREE: N1,000 a month.
4. GROUP FOUR: N5,000 a month.
5. GROUP FIVE: N10,000 a month.
6. GROUP SIX: N50,000 a month.
7. GROUP SEVEN: N100,000 a month.
8. GROUP EIGHT: N500,000 a month.
9. GROUP NINE: N1,000,000 a month.
10. GROUP TEN: N200000,0000 and above a month.
If you want to do it in Dollars or Pounds, they will show you everything on the screen. So you pick whichever group you want to belong to.
My advice is, come in at whatever level is convenient for you now, I trust my God that as He begins to bless you, you’ll keep on moving higher and there will be people who will enter in group two or three today before this time next year, they will already be in group ten.
So please, take some one minute, you’ll write your name, your address, your phone number, and the group you want to belong to.
When you’re sending the money, when you put it in an envelope, write at the back ‘Covenant Partner’. Write it at the back of the envelope so we’ll know into which account we will direct the money.
If you’re writing a cheque, please write it in the name of The Redeemed Christian Church of God and then at the back, put ‘Covenant Partner’. Don’t write the cheque in my name.
Any cheque written in my name will be used for what? (Response from the congregation: pounded yam) ah! Thank you, it will go for pounded yam straight.
So, write your cheque in the name of The Redeemed Christian Church of God and then at the back of the cheque write ‘Covenant Partner’.
My own duty is that I pray for my partners everyday; not once a month but everyday. And I promise you, my God who had been faithful to me all these years will be faithful to my partners also in Jesus’ name.
He made a promise, He said all those who are lifting up my hands, He said as I rise, they will rise. So you will rise with me in Jesus’ name. So, you’ll write your name, your address, your phone number, the group you want to belong to and please drop it in the offering basket later on in the night.
LET THE FIRE FALL
Judges 15 v 11-16 Then 3,000 men of Judah went down to the cleft of the rock of Etam and said to Samson, “Do you not know that the Philistines are rulers over us? What then is this that you have done to us?” And he said to them, “As they did to me, so I have done to them.”
They said to him, “We have come down to bind you so that we may give you into the hands of the Philistines.” And Samson said to them, “Swear to me that you will not kill me.”
So they said to him, “No, but we will bind you fast and give you into their hands; yet surely we will not kill you.” Then they bound him with two new ropes and brought him up from the rock.
When he came to Lehi, the Philistines shouted as they met him. And the Spirit of the LORD came upon him mightily so that the ropes that were on his arms were as flax that is burned with fire, and his bonds dropped from his hands.
He found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, so he reached out and took it and killed a thousand men with it.
Then Samson said, “With the jawbone of a donkey, heaps upon heaps, With the jawbone of a donkey I have killed a thousand men.”
What happens when the fire of God falls?
Number one; Yokes are destroyed. Isaiah 10 v 27 says the anointing destroys the yoke, when the fire of God fell on Samson, all the ropes binding him were burnt, they were not just cut but they were burnt. Because the fire that came down is the fire from the Almighty God and Hebrew 12 v 29 says our God is a consuming fire, so when the fire of God comes down, yokes seen and unseen are destroyed by the fire of God. And I am praying for someone here tonight, that whatever yokes may remain in your life, that which is not letting your life to prosper, that which have been hindering your legs from making progress they shall be consumed tonight in Jesus name.
The second thing that happens when the fire fall is that the one in whom the fire falls become empowered so that whatever his hands touches begins to prosper. Samson found the jawbone of an ass and the jaw bone of an ass suddenly became a weapon of war. Because when the fire of God falls, the one on whom it falls receive power. In Act 1 v 8 the Bible says we shall receive power when the Holy Ghost is come upon us, in Act 3 v 1-8 after fire have poured upon Peter, he took a lame man by the man and because his hands has received power, he was able to transfer that power into the layman, and the layman now began to walk. I want you to stretch forth at this moment and say fire of God, fall on these hands so that from now on whatever I touch will begin to prosper.
The third thing that happens when the fire of God falls is that all external enemies are destroyed. Samson took the jawbone of an ass and suddenly all the enemies that didn’t run, laid down dead. The bible says in Psalm 68 v 1- 2 it says when God arise, his enemies will be scattered. And I am prophesying to someone here tonight, by the time you returned home, you will find that all your enemies are gone.
The Lord says there is someone here He said that business that was closed down, will reopen.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said that which your enemy has swallowed he will vomit it.
The Lord says many homes will soon be filled with the laughter of new children.
Deuteronomy 28 v 1 -7 says clearly that if you are obedient to God, you won’t have to fight he said the enemy that comes against you in one way will flee before you in seven ways. In the name that is above every other name, from now on, all the enemies that stand up against you will be smitten by the Almighty God himself.
The fourth thing that happens when the fire of God falls is that the household enemies will be disappointed.
It was the relatives of Samson that bind him; they were those who handed him over to the external enemies. They were those who felt let us get rid of this trouble maker, they felt that Samson will never come back home, but God disappointed them. All the enemies in your father’s house, all the enemies in your mother’s house. All the enemies in your husband house, all the enemies in your wife house, after tonight they shall be disappointed. All those who though you will not reach your goals, all those who wanted to kill your dream like the brothers of Joseph, in the name the one who sent me, after you have reached your goal they will come and bow before you.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, who is down cast, he asks me to tell you, that your sun will rise again.
David said in Psalm 23 v 5 David said thou prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemy, I assure every one of you listening to me tonight, whether the enemies like it or not, it shall be well with you.
The fifth thing that happens when the fire of God falls is that destiny will be restored.
When the relatives of Samson brought him bound to the enemy they thought his destiny was over, but then the Almighty God has a purpose for the life of Samson and God saw to it that the plan of the enemy to truncate the destiny of Samson was foiled. I have always said it nobody comes to this world without a reason. God sent you to this world for a purpose, when you were young you had some beautiful dreams, you had dreams of greatness but as time began to go, it looks as if those dreams will never be fulfilled, I have good news for you tonight, before the end of this year, you will have a testimony.
The Lord says there is someone here, he said your constant prayer has been; God bless Daddy G.O, the Lord asked me to tell you, I will bless you also.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said before the end of this month of March, he said you will sing “He has done it for me, what my family cannot do, he has done it for me”.
The Lord says there is someone who has made up his mind that he will deal ruthlessly with The Redeemed Christian church of God. The Lord asked me to tell whoever that is, and he is not saying the fellow is here, he just sad someone, and if you know such a person please tell him. He said the fellow should choose the kind of death he wants to kill him, he said he can have one out of four; motor accident, sleep and not wake up, cancer or heart attack.
Please I beg you, If you are the one and you are here, stay put with God at the altar tonight, don’t go home beg him until he will change his mind, when we finish stay put, you he knows all things. If it is your relatively, if you have ever heard someone says that, tell him what came out this night.
The sixth thing that happens when the fire fall is that when the fire falls on you, suddenly you begin to have the last laugh.
The Philistine were rejoicing; we got our enemy, he is even bound, this fellow is finished but not long after that, Samson was the one saying with the jaw bone of an ass, I have wiped out my enemies.
I prophesy to someone here today, in the name that is above every other name, you will laugh last.
In Daniel 6 v 1 -24 the enemies saw the way Daniel was rising so they plotted against him to put an end to him permanently they threw him into the den of lions , rolled a big stone, they thought this fellow is finished. I am sure they must have gone home that night rejoicing, but by the following morning, Daniel came out alive, the king sent for the enemies and asks them to go into the den themselves. I assure you, by the time the sun rises this day; it will be your turn to laugh at your enemies.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight who has been asking, when will God answer my prayers? He asked me to tell you, tonight!
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said take a proper record of where you are now, he said because I am about to take you far.
In Exodus 12 v 31- 36 when the fire of God fell in the land of Egypt, Pharaoh sent for Moses in hurry, the one who had said “who is your God, I don’t know him and I am not going to let you go”, now said, go quickly, go and worship your God and bless me also. I can see Moses saying, I thought saying you don’t know my God and you are now asking my God to bless you. All those who have been asking where is your God? you will laugh last over them.
When the fire of God falls, a child of God will begin to sing a new song.
Humanly speaking, f Samson has a song before the fire fell, it will be it looks as if the end has come, but after the fire has fell, he began to sing a new song. Every one of you here tonight, in the mighty name of Jesus, you will begin to sing a new song. Psalm 40 v 1-3 he said when I cried to the Almighty God, he brought me out of the miry clay and he put a new song in my mouth. The bible says in 126 v 1-3 he said when the Lord turned the captivity of Zion, he said we were like them that dream, then was our mouth filled with laughter and our tongue with singing. In the name that is above every other name, from this moment forward, you will be laughing for joy; you will be singing a new song.
The Lord said there is someone one here tonight, impossible as it may appear to you, he said one day when you arrived anywhere, everybody will stand up for you.
I think God reserve the best for the last for me!
The Lord says there is someone here tonight; he said your own golden age begins now.
Daddy says, it is usually said flowers fade, stories end, he said but there is someone here tonight, your testimony will never end.
That is the crown of it that means those who are thinking that maybe one day I will grow less, they are wasting their time.
1 Samuel 2 v 1 -10 when the Lord answered Hannah, she sang a new song, those of you who have been saying this barren woman is going to die barren, now come and see. You know when I was listening to the first testimony tonight of the woman who have been barren for seventeen children and God gave her four children at a go and I know, that I have asked God for seventy thousand children. I know that testimony is going to be multiplied among my people.
Let me move out of the way so that the Holy Spirit can do what he wants to do.
When the fire falls, what it does depends on whom it falls. When the fire falls it either turns what it fell upon to fire or turn it to ashes. You put a piece of wood in fire; the good part of the wood, will also become fire, the bad part of the wood will become ashes. When the fire of God falls, if you are not a child of God ,if you are not on the side of God, if you are leaving a life of sin, it is a dangerous thing to ask the fire of God to fall. Because if it falls on you and you are not one of his children, it will only destroy you.
Let God arise and his enemies be scattered and Jesus Christ says those who are not for me are against me, if you are not born again, if all your sins have not been watch away by the blood of the lamb and you say let the fire fall, how are you going to handle it? Tonight, we are going to pray in a moment, we are going to call on the fire of God to fall, it is already falling but it is about to fall down even heavier.
If you are not born again, you better run forward now, come and give your life to Jesus, let the blood of Jesus watch away your sins and then when the fires comes, it will provide you with mighty miracles.
If you want to give your life to Jesus begin to come now… And as you are coming begin to call on God, ask him to save your soul, ask God to be merciful unto you, ask him to forgive you all your sin, promise him that you will serve him from now on… the rest of us, let pray for them, and intercede that the Almighty God who save your soul will save their souls also…. in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Savior we bless your name, thank you for this your children and before this evening you have not allowed them to perish. Now they have come to you, please receive them in Jesus name, forgive them in Jesus name, let your blood cleanse them from all their sins in Jesus name.
Save their souls tonight and write their names in the book of life in Jesus name. When the fire falls tonight, let it bring them miracles in Jesus name. And I pray that they will never go back into to the world in Jesus name, thank you Almighty God, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.
Those of you, who have come to give your life to Jesus tonight, let me hear you shout halleluiah! I am rejoicing with you because from now on by the special grace of God I will be praying for you. So I am going to need your name, your address and your prayer, the counselor will give you a card, please fill the card at http://www.rccghome.org/new-convert-online-form-2.html.
PRAYER POINTS: 1. Praise God that you are still alive today; since the enemy has not been able to kill you till this moment, the enemies has lost the battle. Praise the Almighty God for sparing your life. 2. Lift your voice to God and say father, let your fire fall and destroy all my yokes. 3. Father, empower me now so that whatever i touch will prosper. 4. Father, arise and scatter all my enemies; enemies known and unknown. 5. Father, disappoint all my house hold foes. 6.Restore my destiny fully, 7. Let me laugh last 8. Father put a new song in my mouth 9. Personal request 10. Prayers for the General overseer.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
6th of April, 2012
Let’s lift our hands to the Almighty God and begin into bless His holy name; give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, He is worthy to be magnify, praise His holy name, praise the King of kings, praise the Lord of lords, praise the Bright and morning Star.
Give Him all glory, give Him all honor. He is worthy to be praised; He is worthy to be worship. Give Him all glory, give Him all honor tonight, and bless His holy name.
Thank you Father, thank you Lord… In Jesus mighty name we worship.
Let’s lift our voices to Him, and say Father; You are the light of the world, let Your light shine into my life… let’s talk to the Almighty God… In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let’s lift our voices to Him and say Father, don’t let me ever sorrow over my children again, let’s talk to the Almighty God…. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed
Lift your voice to Him and say Father both me and my children let all of us shine for you, for the rest of our lives; let us shine brightly for you….in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
You are the mighty God, the great I am halleluiah, halleluiah!
You are the mighty God, the great I am halleluiah, halleluiah!
You are the mighty God, the great I am halleluiah, halleluiah!
Eternal Rock of Ages we bless your name, King of glory, Unchangeable changer the Alpha and the Omega, the Father of the fatherless, the Supporter of the weak, glory be to your Holy name.
Accept our worship in Jesus name.
Thank you for January, thank you for February, thank you for what you did last month, thank you now for April.
Accept our worship in Jesus name.
Thank you for our parents, thank you for our children, thank you for our teachers, thank you for our pastors, thank you for all the blessings that you poured upon us.
Please accept our worship in Jesus name.
Tonight we your children are here young and old we are all children in your hands, please bless us in Jesus name, carry us in your arms and bless us in Jesus name.
My father and my God we commit all your children into your hands today, keep sickness away from us, keep death away from us, keep demons away from us, all the days of our lives let it be well with us and pleas Lord let us shine for you.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen
Let someone shout halleluiah!
Children of April you stand up.
If you are born in April let me hear you shout halleluiah.
My father and my God I want to thank you for your children born in the month of April.
Thank you for giving them a new beginning please on their behalf accept our thanks in Jesus name.
April is the fourth month of the year, Father for these your children, from the four corners of the world, send help to them; from the east send help to them, from the west send help to them, from the north send help to them, from the south send help to them and even from heaven above send help to them, give them a new beginning of joy, a new beginning of success of power and let them begin to shine like never before and let them serve you till the end.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
April children shout another halleluiah!
By the grace of God, next month if Jesus tarries, we would have a special Holy Ghost service: under the theme: OPERATING UNDER DIVINE FAVOUR. And am sure the workers know they have a brief meeting after the Holy Ghost service next month.
Tonight we want to talk about the RISING STARS. Whenever God gives a theme, it is a word of prophecy and so I believe that those who are here tonight; number one you will be stars. Number two you will begin to rise. Now I am not talking to everybody actually, I am talking to somebody. There is somebody here tonight who will be a star, there will be somebody here tonight who will begin to rise.
Rising Star. In English, two words; Star and Rising. Now who is a star? A star in the simplest language is someone who excels.
And am starting tonight by decreeing to someone here; from now on you will continue to excel.
For example; David excelled in Music in 1 Samuel 16 v 15 -18 when the king needed a musician, somebody told him, we know someone who is a star in music and his name was David, he was a star in music.
Because we are dealing with children tonight we will move a little fast, because we could show you that a Elisha was a star in sport, Daniel was a star in administration, Solomon was a star in wisdom, Moses was a star in meekness, the daughter of Job were stars in beauty. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were stars in commitment to God. Elizabeth the mother of John the Baptist was a star in purity. Paul the apostle was a star in Anointing. David was a star in gratitude to God.
I pray for someone here tonight; in every facet of your life, you will become a star.
Then what do we mean by rising? It simply means going higher, increasing in success, increasing in brilliance, increasing in skills and increasing in ability. When we talk of going higher, you read Genesis 26 v 12-14 the Bible showed us a man called Isaac, Bible said he waxed great and then went forward and then increasing, that is an example.
He kept on going higher and higher. In Genesis 40 v 43 the Bible tells us about Jacob, how he increased exceedingly and then we can give you several other examples but because of time, we all know that when we say something is rising, it means it is getting better, it’s shining brighter, it’s becoming more and more known.
In the name that is above every other name, you will keep on rising, you will be rising in joy, you will be rising in success, you will be rising in power, you will be rising in anointing, you will be rising in glory.
Now when we therefore talk about RISING STAR, it means someone is already a star and now the star is becoming bigger and brighter. I know some of you may not believe it if I say you are already a star, but the word of God said it; that God calls things that be not as though they were.
And every one who is my child here tonight, you are already a star and your star will be getting bigger, it will be getting brighter in the Mighty name of Jesus.
Now we could find several examples in the Bible, we find a young man called Philip in Act 6 v 1-6
Thank you Father! The Lord says there is someone here tonight, he ask me to tell you; stop being afraid, because the destroyer will not visit your family again.
So there is this young man called Philip in Act 6 v 1-6 he started as a deacon; to become a deacon, he was already a star; people have sought him out and they found him to be a man of good report; full of holy spirit and faith and then they make him a deacon, very soon he became an evangelist, he kept on rising and rising.
In the name that is above every other name, by the time I see you again next month; you will be higher than where you are now in Jesus name.
Now how do I become a star?
There are various ways of becoming a star, one of the ways is to be created a star. Genesis 1 v 16 tells us that God made the stars also, in Jeremiah 1 v 4-5 God told Jeremiah, even before I formed thee I knew thee, while you were yet in your mother’s womb, I have already sanctify you, I have already set you aside to myself, I have already anointed you a prophet to nations.
There are some stars that are stars even from the womb. In Luke 1 v 13 -17 even before John the Baptist was born, it has already been prophesied that he will be great. Some people are created stars.
Then some people are born as stars; the son of a king is called the prince, from day number one the day a prince is born; he is born a star; if it’s a girl we call her a princess.
In Genesis 12 v 1-3 God told Abraham that through his seed all the nations of the world will be blessed. So those children who are even yet to be born had already been made a blessing by God, so when the children of Abraham began to arrive they had no option but to shine.
The son of a star is a star.
The son of a goat cannot be a dog. One of my sons said the day the son of an elephant is born, that day the son of elephant is already bigger than the son of a cow. The son of an elephant cannot be like the son of a cat.
By the special grace of God I am a star and so all my Children are stars. If you are one of my children shout halleluiah!
Then some people are made a star, some people are promoted to become a star for example Deuteronomy 34 v 9 tells us that Joshua was filled with the spirit of wisdom because Moses laid his hands on him.
The reason Joshua became a star is because Moses laid his hands on him, that is why tonight as we lay hands on all out children, even if they were not starts before they will become a star.
Thank you father, The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said your parents are insignificant, he said but you are going to be great.
The Almighty God said there is someone here tonight, He said the only thing that has been increasing in your life is poverty he said but from tonight the tide will turn.
The Lord said there is a child here tonight that all you have ever been is just average, He said but from today you will become brilliant.
1 Samuel 16 v 1-13 we see the story of David he was in the bush, he was not loved, he was not appreciated, his father did not even count him worthy of anything, but the Almighty God took him from behind and turned him to a star.
I am praying for someone here tonight, even where you are not yet known, the Almighty God will pick you up and turn you to a star.
Thank you father, the Lord says there is a woman here tonight, he asked me to tell you, he asked me to you not to worry, he said next year you will bring your own children.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, he said all the weapons of all your enemies are already render useless.
Some people are created a star, some are born a star, some are made a star and some people achieved stardom. Somebody like Daniel, he was taken into slavery but because the Almighty God was with him and he himself stayed with God; little by little, step by step, he became one of the three in the entire kingdom. According to Daniel 6 v 1-3 he was a slave at the beginning but at the end he was one of the best three, one of the ruling three in the entire kingdom.
I am prophesying to my children here tonight; out of you shall come president, out of you shall come great rulers, out of you shall come managing directors. In the name of Jesus you will reach the top.
And so when we look at the greatest example we have; that is Jesus Christ himself you will see he was born a star, he was called the bright and morning star and he was made a star. Matthew 28 v 18 He said all power in heaven and on earth has been giving unto me.
And then of course He achieved stardom according to Philippians 2 v 5 – 11 the Bible tells us because of the sacrifice that he made on a good Friday like a day like today, because of the sacrifice He made, He ended up with a name that is above every other names.
So that at the name of Jesus, every kneel should bow.
And I am saying that in name of Jesus every problem in your life will bow today.
Now, how do I rise?
I am already a star, whether I was created a star or I was born a star, or was made a star, or I achieved stardom. The question now is how do I get my star to keep on rising? That is the crucial thing we want to discuss very briefly tonight.
Rising is a principally in God’s hands. Psalm 75v 6-7 tells us that promotion does not come from the east or from the west, or from the north and it doesn’t come from the south. It says God is the judge, He raises up one and he pulls down another.
The Almighty God will raise you up.
In 1 Samuel 2 v 7-8 the Bible tells us that it is God who can make rich or make poor, He is the one who raises up and He is the one who pulls down, He is the one who can take the beggar from the dunghill and begin to raise them up until they begin to seat with princes.
And I decree in the name that is above every other name that from this moment, you will only be going higher, you will never go lower in Jesus name.
Deuteronomy 33v 27 tells us that the hands of God are always underneath, he said underneath are the everlasting hands, no matter how low you are now, the hand of God is already underneath you , and so all God need to do now is to lift you up.
That is why I am rejoicing with you, you will never go lower than where you are now.
So God is the one who controls rising, however you can influence your own rising, there are things you can do that will enable you to rise very fast because Hebrew 11 v 6 says God is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him; he decides who goes up, he decides those who goes down but if he is going to reward me, he cannot reward me with down grading me, he can only reward me by promoting me and he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.
And He also says in his word in Proverbs 8 v 17 He said I love those who love Me and those who seek Me early shall find Me.
If I love Him, He will love me, if I seek Him early I will find Him and if I seek Him diligently He will reward me. James 4 v 8 says if I draw near to GOD, God will draw near to me.
I can influence my rising; if I love God, he will love me, if I draw near Him, He will draw near me, if I seek Him diligently He will reward me. Even though He is the Almighty, He is a God of principles. He follows his principles in all His actions. If I do what I should do, He will lift me up.
Thank you Lord the Lord says there is someone here tonight he said the evil cloud over your family has been rolled away.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said I will not help you alone I will help your children also.
This one is for those of us, who are student;
The Lord said there is some one here tonight; he said I will enlarge your mental capacity greatly.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight he said before the end of this month expect another major testimony.
The Lord said there is a family here that has become used to frequent tragedies, the Lord asked me to tell you from now on you will become use to frequent joy.
In Proverb 3 v 9-10 the Bible made it clear if you put God first, if you honor Him with your increase, with your substance and you honor him with your first fruit he said he will respond in such a manner that people will noticed that you are becoming excessively prosperous, you will begin to shine financially.
He says in Malachi 3 v 8-10, He said those who rob Him of His tithe He will curse, He said but those who bring all the tithe to His house, they will shine financially, that is what is say, once you know what to do, do it and leave the rest to God.
He said if you take this step this is what I will do, then take the step and see what He will do. But when He says take this step this is what I will do and then you do contrary to what He says, how can you expect you will continue to rise.
You can influence the rising of your own stars. And then you can influence the rising of your own children.
Thank You Lord, the Lord says there is someone here tonight he ask me to tell you, he says I specialize in making something out of nothing., he said I will make you great.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, he said I have surprise you before, I am now about to astonish you.
Proverb 22 v 6 says train up a child in the way he should grow when he is old he won’t be able to depart from it. The training you give your children will determine how they will end.
Many parents have destroyed the future of the children because they didn’t give them the right training at the beginning.
Some ladies find it difficult to settle down in their husband’s home because their mothers didn’t teach them even how to cook. The mother didn’t teach them how to behave when they get to their husband’s house and so the future was even destroyed before they left home.
Train your child the way to go; when he gets to the top he won’t be able to depart. When we talk about training the children, God said in Deuteronomy 11 v 18-19 He said what you talk to your children about when you are in the home with them; is what will determine how God will respond to them.
In other word, when your children are sitting down at home playing with you, what is the kind of discussion they are listening to? God says when you are talking to your children, you are suppose to be telling them about God, the word of God, whatever you tell your children is going to determine what their future will be.
One of the major problems some men of God have had in the past is that in the church they say something, at home they say something different, so the children becomes confused and they begin to wonder; so at the end of the day they don’t even want to have anything to do with the church.
You can influence what happens to your children, and all of us who have failed our children up till this moment, may the Almighty God forgive us in Jesus name.
May the Almighty God give us the grace to repent immediately our ways in Jesus name. May the Almighty God give us the grace to restitute our ways in Jesus name.
As for you children, you can influence your own rising too Proverb 22 v 29 the Bible says seeth thou a man diligent in his business, he will stand before kings and not before mean men. No matter how young you are if you are ready to work hard; God is ready to promote you.
God is not going to promote somebody who is lazy.
The fact that you are born a prince does not mean you will become a king. They say there is no royal road to success. The elders will tell you; princes have become slaves before because they fail to work.
Children listen to me, “many of you are spending too much time watching television, you are spending too much time playing games, you must learn to work, the world is not a bed of roses, there is a lot of struggling going on and those who will work hard will make it to the top. If your parents are the type that will push you, glory be to God”.
My mother used to push me, thank God for my mother, of cause thank God for my father he loved me but he was always in the farm. When other children are playing outside, my mother will ask me to seat down and study my books, and I will tell her other people are enjoying.
My mother will tell me other people children are not my business. You, you are my business, and you must do what I tell you. I thank God for her, she pushed me and thank God I allowed myself to be pushed. You children because your stars will begin to rise, you better seat up and begin to work hard.
There are many of you in the schools and the colleges and you are not studying hard and you think you can pass by bribing somebody. That can only take you far to a certain level. There is one thing that will take you to the top in life; hard work. See a man diligent in his business; he will stand before kings not before mean men. Hard work in everything that you do.
I have said it before there are some Christians who are believing God for breakthrough but they are lazy, let me tell you the truth; no breakthrough is coming for a lazy person, because God knows if he gives you the breakthrough, out of your laziness it will slip out of your hands.
I have seen so many Christians; bricklayers, carpenters, other trades; if they have been hard working on this camp ground alone, they will have become a multi billionaire by now.
But you give them a job to do; 10 am they are still eating breakfast they haven’t started work at all. I start my own day by 5 am, only God knows when I close. They will begin their work by after 10am they want to close by 4pm. Such people when they get one job they never get another.
I am praying for all of you who are listening to me because you are my children, you are stars, you are going to rise but you must work hard.
Seeth thou a man diligent in his business! Tell your neighbor “stop being lazy and your star will begin to rise”.
The second thing you can do children so that your star can rise fast is that you must obtain the blessings of your parents; the Bible says honor thy mother and thy father that your days may be long.
When you honor your parents they will bless you and the blessing of your parents will take you far. I have said it again and again, I am where I am today; by the grace of God and by the blessings of my mother.
Anytime I please my mother, anytime I did something for her that makes her happy, she will pronounce blessing on me. One blessing in particular that I didn’t understand then; is “son, because you have done this; you will call one fellow two hundred will answer you”. I didn’t understand what that one means, but today by the grace of God if I call one pastor and I didn’t mention the particular name, even in this place where we are, if I say pastor come, they will be more than two hundred who will come.
I am pronouncing the same blessing on all my children, you will call one fellow one thousand will answer you.
Honor your father and your mother that your days may be long that they may bless you and that your star may continue to rise.
Let me say one more thing to you parents, you parents cannot be a star if you are in sin; you cannot be covered in sin and shine and if the parents are not a star, how can the children be a star?
If you are living in sin, you are an enemy of God, how can you be an enemy of God and expect God to cause you to rise? How can God promote you when you are doing things contrary to his will? The bible says you cannot continue in sin and expect grace to abound.
Parents listen to me, those of you who for one reason or the other don’t want to surrender your life to Jesus, for the sake of your children, surrender your life to Jesus.
If you have made up your own mind that you want to live the rest of your life suffering, if you have made up your mind that you want to go to hell, please think of your children, consider your children, because if you are not a friend of God it is difficult for blessing of God to come upon your children.
The elders have a saying that it is the one who is mother is loved, is the one that we would appreciate the child. If you are an enemy of God, God cannot love your children, so I am talking to those parents who are here tonight; if for no other reason, because of your children, give your life to Jesus, become a friend of God. When you become a friend of God, then God will become a friend of your children.
As for you children, nobody is ever too young to surrender to Jesus, you can surrender your life to him today and he will turn you into a star. So those of you who want to give your life to Jesus whether parent or their children, you can come now
… And as you come; talk to Jesus Christ, ask him to be merciful unto you, ask him to save your soul, tell him to write your name in the book of life, ask Him to save your soul, tell Him you want to shine for Him, ask Him to wash you clean in His blood, that from now on you will do His will. Talk to Jesus Christ now!
The rest of us let’s stretch our hands towards these people and intercede for them; That the Lord Almighty will save their souls, That God will be merciful unto everyone of them, that their salvation will be genuine, that the Almighty God will wash away all their sins in his blood, let’s pray for the salvation of these people.
And those of you who are still on the way keep coming, the Almighty God is calling you and he is waiting to save your soul…
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Savior we bless your name, we give you all glory, we give you all honor, for all these your children who have come forward today, you promise that whosoever come unto you, you will in no wise cast out, these your children have come now, please receive them in Jesus name.
On this particular Good Friday this day when we are remembering when you shed your blood on the cross, wash away all the sins of these people in Jesus name.
Write their names in the book of life and give them the grace to serve you for the rest of their lives and from this moment onward, anytime they call on you please answer them in Jesus name. Thank you Almighty.
In Jesus name we have prayed.. in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Now I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward tonight because from tonight forward by the grace of God I will be praying for you, very soon you will be receiving miracles that there must be somebody praying for you, so I am going to need your name, your address, and your prayer request, the counselor are around you, they will give you a card to fill, fill the card very quickly and then submit back to them.
The rest of us while we are waiting for these people we can begin to talk to God, ask him for forgiveness, if you have failed your children in any way whatsoever and give you grace to fulfill your role as a parent onward. And if you have been doing your duty correctly; in a night like this, you should be thanking the Almighty that he has made you a very good parents, and many of us needs to thank God tonight, for the kind of parent God gave us, parents that helped us to become what we have become. So let’s spend some minute talking to the Lord.
1. Praise God that we have this opportunity, that we and our children can come for these special anointing.
2. Father, in all that I do from now on, let me excel.
3. Father, promotions comes from you, please promote me this year.
4. Father, as my children grow in age; let them grow in Wisdom and in the knowledge of God.
5. Father, let my children be head and not tail. Above and never beneath.
6. Father, as for me and my children, let us keep rising forever.
7. Father, don’t let anyone or anything truncate the destinies of myself or my children.
I implore you to pray with all your heart, it’s only for 20 minutes.
In that Name that is above every other name from this moment onward everything you do will succeed.
In every area of your life you will continue to excel, because God is the great promoter He will promote you. And as our children grow in age, they will also grow in wisdom, they will grow in the knowledge of God, all of them will be head they will never be tail.
They will never be servant to their colleagues, they will be above they will never be beneath.
All of us children and parent alike we will keep on rising, nobody will truncate our destiny, we will all keep on rising, it will be well all of us, our joy will always over flow.
And in the Name that is above every other names, from now on you will keep on shining.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let’s wave our hands to the Almighty God and shout another halleluiah
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
OPERATING UNDER DIVINE FAVOR
10th of May, 2012
Bless his holy name, let’s give him all glory, let’s give him all honor, let’s give him all adoration. He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, bless Him, magnify His holy name, He is the king of kings and the Lord of lords, He is the I am that I am, he is the ancient of days, He is worthy to be praised. Give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, worship Him, there is no one like Him, bless His holy name.
Thank you, thank you almighty God for what you are doing, you are worthy of our praise, you are worthy of our adoration, we just want you to know we love you, we appreciate you oh Lord, may your name forever be glorified. Thank you daddy, thank you ancient of days, thank you alpha and omega, thank you the beginning and the ending. Thank you God the father, thank you God the son, thank you God the Holy Spirit, we bless your name, thank you Lord… in Jesus mighty name we worship.
Let’s lift our voices to him and say father, please have mercy on me today and hear my cry. Let’s talk to the Almighty God… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voices to him and say father, show favor to all workers all over the world. Let’s talk to the Almighty God… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to him and say father, let this month be the beginning of months for me; the beginning of new things, beginning of joy, beginning of success, the beginning of victory, from this moment onward let everything be new to me, gloriously new, wonderfully new, powerfully new, miraculously new, powerfully new, divinely new… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I want you to join hands with your neighbor and pray for your neighbor now and say father, this your child that I am holding; do him good this month… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Glory be to God in the highest amen 2ce
For his mercy endures forever amen 2ce
Glory be to God in the highest amen,
For his mercy endures forever amen
Eternal rock of ages we bless your name, God of mercy, God of favor, God of help, the help of the helpless, the husband of the widow, the father of the fatherless, glory be to your holy name. Thank you for January, thank you for February, thank you for March, thank you for April, and thank you now for May. Accept our worship in Jesus name. Almighty God, King of kings and Lord of lords, the unchangeable changer glory be to your holy name. Tonight in a very special way show us favor oh Lord! Do much more than we dare expect in Jesus name. Every one of your children here; give them a divine touch in Jesus name, by the time this night is over; let your name be glorify again. Father once again we are calling you for all your children who are trusting you for the fruit of the womb, please Lord wipe away all their tears in Jesus name, before this year is over let bareness become a stranger to all of us in Jesus name, thank you my father and my God in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let somebody shout halleluiah!
Now those of you, who are born in the month of May, please stand. Let us pray, father I want to thank you for your children born in the fifth month of the year; in the month of grace, I thank you for their lives, I thank you for all you have done for them thus far, on their behalf, accept our thanks in Jesus name. Now, i am committing all of them into your hands, special grace, abundant grace, exceeding grace release to them in Jesus name. In their new year, father let them enjoy grace more than ever before in Jesus name. In every areas of their lives father be gracious unto them in Jesus name and the grace to serve you like never before release to them in Jesus name. Give them a new beginning; a new beginning of joy, a new beginning of success, a new beginning of promotion and just let it be well with them in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.(Amen)
If you are born in May shout another halleluiah!
By the grace of God in June we will have a very special Holy Ghost service and we will be discussing THE SECRET OF ANSWERED PRAYERS. That tells you that is one Holy Ghost service, you must not miss at all. You need to come and learn the secret of answered prayers and then the Saturday following that one by the grace of God, all over the world; all our children will go out for evangelism. Every one of us will go out as we leave here; to go and win souls for the Almighty God and you will see what God will do for you in return in Jesus name.
Let’s open our bibles to Psalm 102 v 13 Thou shall arise and have mercy on Zion (you can put your name there) for the time to favor her ye, the said time is come.
If you receive that let me hear you say amen loud and clear. Tonight we want to talk about OPERATING UNDER DIVINE FAVOR. The pastor who spoke before have done an extremely beautiful job. And I just want to add a little bit to what he had already said, from this text we discovered that when a man’s time of favor comes God will do two basic things; number one he will arise, number two; he will show mercy. Only those two basic things, thou will arise and show mercy for the time to favor her ye, the said time has come. When the time for favor comes, God does two basic things.
Number one he arises, now Psalm 68 v 1-3 says let God arise and his enemies will scatter. Now when we will say the enemies of God will scatter the question that comes to your mind immediately is; who are the enemies of God? When you look at Act 9 v 1-5 you discovered that the enemies of God are the enemies of his children. There was a man called Saul of Tarsus he was persecuting Christians, he was throwing them to prison, he was killing them, he was doing all manners of evil against them and then one day he got permission from the leaders to go to Damascus, that if he should find any Christian there at all he will take them bound to Jerusalem so that they can be dealt with. On the way the Lord met him and knocked him down from the Horse. Do you know those who are persecuting you are about to be knocked down. Then God spoke to him and Saul, Saul, why persecuted thou me? And then Saul said how can I be persecuting you, I don’t even know who you are. Then God said it is me you are persecuting, when you are persecuting my children. You see those who are tormenting children of God they don’t know that they are in serious danger because they are actually fighting against God and when God arises his enemies will scatter. So if I were you I will congratulate the man beside you and say your enemies are about to be scattered.
When you go through the scripture you will see several examples of what happen when God arose, for example if you read Exodus 3 v 7-8 it is when God arose for Israel that there deliverance from Egypt came, he said to Moses he said I have seen the afflictions of my children, I have seen what the Egyptians are doing unto them. You see many at times, we think God does not see, but God is not blind, everything that is happening here on earth he is observing and when it is time in his infinite wisdom to arise, he will arise. And I have a feeling that the time for him to arise is now. The time for him to arise is now, he is about to arise for me, he is about to arise for me, he is about to arise for his church, he is about to arise for Nigeria, he is about to arise for the world. If you believe that let me hear you say amen.
When you read Judges 15 v 1 -15 it tells you the story of Samson dealing with the Philistines and then the Philistines decide they were going to revenge and the children of Israel decided; let’s sacrifice Samson. His relatives came to him they bound him and they handed him over to the Philistines.
I once preached a sermon on when God is silent. When they got Samson on the mountain top and they were bounding him, God didn’t say anything, when they were binding him; God kept quiet. When they handed him over to the enemy; God didn’t say a word, until the enemies began to rejoice, thinking that now we got him, then God will arose. God will arise for somebody here today.
And when God arose suddenly all the ropes bounding Samson, the bible say it was burnt as if it touched fire and somehow he landed where there was a jaw bone of an ass already waiting. Do you know the weapon that God will use to deal with your enemies is within your reach right now?
And before we knew what was happening; one thousand of the enemies lay dead and the others fled. When you read 1 Samuel 17 v 1 -51 for forty days Goliath was terrorizing Israel; he was getting up in the morning terrorizing them, in the evening terrorizing them and God kept quiet. But one day, God arose. And when God arose in the morning, by the night time the head of Goliath was already gone. Tonight in the name that is above every other names, the Goliath in your life is about to lose his head.
When you read Daniel 3 v 13 – 30 you will see the story there of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego when the king said they must bow down and worship his idol and they refused, God kept quiet. When the king was boasting; I am going to deal with them, I am going to throw them into the fiery furnace, I am going to make the fire to burn seven times than normal, God kept quiet. When they were binding the three of them, God kept quiet. When they were carrying them towards the fire, God kept quiet. But just before they landed in the fire, God arose!
Do you know that whatever problem followed you here tonight, will not follow you back home? Because the time for God to arise for you has come, if you believe that let me hear your halleluiah!
When you read Daniel 6 v 18- 28 you will see it there, that when the enemies of Daniel were holding their meetings plotting how they will destroy him, they said something, they said we know him; there is no way you can corrupt him, the only way you can get him, is to ask him not to pray, he will pray to his God.
You know the enemies had been saying that concerning many of you; they said the only thing you can get him not to do is not to go to the Holy Ghost night, he will go there to pray, so let’s wait till he goes, well God is watching and he is listening.
When they said let’s get him into the den of Lions, God didn’t say a word. When they threw him into the den of lion and they rolled the stone across the mouth so that he won’t be able to escape and God arose and suddenly Lions became like lambs.
Do you know all those things that have been frightening you very soon now, they will be toys in your hands?
Let me give you just one more example because the bible is full of what happens when God arose. in Act 16 v 25- 34 the bible tells us about what happened to Silas, you know before that they had already cast out a demon out of a girl, the people got angry they beat them, they threw them to prison and they told the jailer keep them save because by tomorrow morning we are going to kill them. And then the bible says at mid-night, Paul and Silas began to pray and they began to praise God. They were doing what we are doing tonight and suddenly God arose and when God arose, the earth began to shake and very soon there was an earth quake. And the prison doors were flung open, every man’s bound were loosed. And the man, that they say should keep these people save so that they can kill them tomorrow; is the now the one who began to wash their wounds, who began to give them food.
I have good news for somebody here tonight, because your time of favor has come; your enemies will become your servants.
So number one, when the time of favor comes, God will arise. Number two, he will show mercy. I can go through the scriptures from the beginning to the end, to show you all those who received mercy from the Lord what were the outcome. But the bible says something in Lamentation 3 v 22 – 23 he says it is of the mercies of the Lord that we are not consumed, thank God it is renewed every morning. But for the mercy of God how many of us will be alive today? If God has not been merciful unto us; many of us were born into a family where the father probably had six or seven wives. And out of the six or seven wives maybe five of them are witches and maybe your mummy alone is the only who didn’t know anything at all and yet the Almighty God preserved your life.
How many people are in that category? Let me hear you shout halleluiah!
It is of the mercy of the Lord that we are not consumed and because of that mercy that is why you are going to get your breakthrough tonight. Because when you read Mark 1 v 40 -45 the bible tells us the story of a leper who came to Jesus Christ and said I know you can make me clean if you are willing. In order words I know you have the power, but I am not even sure I qualify for a miracle, the bible says Jesus Christ did something very great, he touched the leper. And the bible says you must not touch a leper, because if you touched a leper you yourself will become unclean. But the one, who made the law, broke the law. Why? Because they said he was moved by compassion. Mercy moved Him. Tonight every law that is against you shall be broken because God will show you mercy in Jesus name.
In Romans 9 v 15 – 16 the bible says God said I will be merciful on whom I will be merciful (and am sure I am the one He is talking to now)… I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. It is therefore not of him that runeth, nor of him that willeth but of God that showeth mercy.
Nobody succeeds in this world except God had mercy on him and he will have mercy on you tonight in Jesus name.
I am going to take just one case study to show you things that will happen when a man is operating under divine favor. And the example I am going to use is Joseph, there are several things I can tell you about Joseph. In fact I wrote a whole book on him, on the faithfulness of God(if you want you can go to CRM bookshop and you get the book) it is a whole book, but tonight am not going to go over a whole book, I am going to mention seven things that will happen to somebody who is operating under divine favor.
1. You cannot kill a man operating under divine favor, nobody can kill him. Genesis 37 v 19- 20 the bible says when the brothers of Joseph saw him coming, what was it they said? behold the dreamer comes, let us kill him. They said let us kill him, I mean ten big men decided that the time has come for a young boy to be killed but they forgot something, they forgot that this man was operating under divine favor. I want to assure every one of you here tonight, you will not die before your date. How do I know? Because Deuteronomy 32 v 39 the Almighty God said I am God and there is no one else, he said I am the only one who can kill, and I am the only one who can make alive. And he said there is no man who can deliver out of my hand, in other words no one can kill. Nobody can kill anybody God does not kill and I can assure you; God is not going to kill you at all.
So when God arises when there are enemies who have made up their minds that they want to kill you and then God arises what will happen? Deuteronomy 28 v 27 And God will cause the enemies that rise against you to be smitten before your face. Do you know what that one means? you are standing still, enemies arose against you and while you are watching you just see the enemies collapsing. You don’t have to do anything all! God will cause the enemies that rise up against you to be smitten before your face, he said when they come against you in one way they will flee seven ways.
When God arises for you nobody can kill you, the bible say in Isaiah 54 v 17 he says no weapon fashioned against you shall prosper. If God arises for you, every weapon of the enemies will be neutralized.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said all you have left is faith in God, he asked me to tell you that will be enough.
Daddy said there is someone here tonight, he said the doctors are confused about your case he asked me to tell you I will heal you all the same.
Isaiah 41 v 10 – 13 God says I will help you, he said I will hold you by the right hand and I will help you. He said those who are incensed against you, will be as nothing, he said you will look for them, you won’t even find them.
When God arises for you, those who says they want to kill you, they will scatter and that is going to happen tonight in Jesus name:
Number two, when a man is operating under divine favor, not only can you not kill him, you cannot kill his dreams. There are several people who just like Joseph had some very big dreams. Big dreams! In Genesis 37 v 5 -11 Joseph had a dream. Then he told his brothers, even an idiot could interpret the dream; this little boy said the dream I had is that all you my brothers you are going to bow down before me. And the brother said, “You! We will see”. Then he had another dream, again he dreamt, and this time he said not even just the brother; my father and my mother they too they are going to be bowing down, so they said “alright we will see”.
When they saw him coming they say we will kill him and when he dies his dreams will die with him.
Many of us when we are young we have wonderful dreams, some of us by now as we are getting old, we begin to wonder what is going to happen to those dreams. I have good assurance for you, if you are operating under divine favor; those dream as big as they were they will come to past.
Because In Genesis 50 v 15 – 21 those brothers, the same brothers, who wanted to kill Joseph and kill his dreams, came, fell down before him and they say we will be your servant.
Am assuring someone here tonight, all those who have ganged up against you who say they must destroy your dreams; very soon they will come and bow down before you, why? Because when a man is operating under divine favor, God arises for him.
The Lord said there is someone here again tonight, who is asking the question again and again, when will the battle be over? The Lord asked me to tell you very soon.
Psalm 33 v 10-11 the bible says that the Lord bring the counsel of the hidden to nothing, he makes the devices of the people of none effect but the counsel of the Lord shall stand forever. So it doesn’t matter what they planned against you, it doesn’t matter their evil imagination, as long as God is on your side the original plan of God for your life shall be fulfilled in Jesus name.
I have told you this story before, but I will say it because of those who are listening all over the world who had never heard it. In 1951 in my little village but it’s no longer little glory be to God. It was a small village, in those days only two Lorries come to town per day, one is Austin the other is Bedford and you can tell by the sound they make. At that time I can tell you the total number of people with pairs of shoe in the whole village; they were very few, I know the headmaster had one, the king had one,the catholic priest had one and some other people so you don’t get the number.
And so the Anglican bishop from Ibadan came to visit our village and we in the primary school we lined up to receive him, the village hunters didn’t go to the farm, they were firing their deign guns to give the Bishop gun salute. And he drove in a very new black car. Remember, only two Lorries come to the village, here comes a car. He was wearing the robe of a bishop, beautiful robe and when he was coming out of his car, I looked at his shoes, oh God! It was shining beautiful, I have never seen anything like that before, my mouth was wide open, and then when it was time for him to go, every farmer were giving him gifts; chicken, yams, eggs. When I got home that day, I told my mother, I said mama; I am going to be a bishop.
That was 1951, then I grew up, went to school and dropped out of church for years, I didn’t even go to church at all talk less of Bishop. But as God will have it somewhere along the line, he met me, he saved my soul, one way or the other he promoted me and I became General Overseer. Then in 1981 I was visiting my village as General Overseer, and they arranged for the school children to line up the route, the hunters were firing their guns, I drove in a brand new car and as I was about to come down from the car I looked at my shoes.
Let somebody shout halleluiah!
Thirty years after I had the dream it came to past, your dream too, everyone of them shall come to past in Jesus name.
Number three, when you are operating under divine favor, at home you will shine. According to Genesis 37v3 among all the children of his father, Joseph was special, what made him special? They said he was the son of the old age, but that is the excuse. He was special because God made him special. Tell your neighbor, you may not know it but I am special to God.
So his father made him a coat of many colors, Isaiah 60 v 1-2 he said arise and shine, why? For your light is come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you, it is not anything particular, that made Joseph special, it is the glory of God upon his life. In 1 Samuel 16 v 11 – 13 when God wanted to pick a king in the house of Jesse, he picked David, David shone among his brethren.
The Lord says I should tell a particular girl, he said because I reserve till the last, he said your celebration will be superior to those who have gone before you.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said very soon you will know the meaning of all things work together for good to them that love God.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight; he said you have been relegated to the back seat, he said I will bring you to the front row.
In 1 Samuel 16 v 15-18 you will discover that when an evil spirit began to trouble king Saul, and his servant told him, ‘sir you need a musician to play so that this evil forces will leave you alone’ and he said ‘okay, get me someone’. They said ‘we know one man who was an extremely good musician and he was a valiant man of valor’ they were talking about David. Even at home he was already shinning and in the name that is above every other name, from now on you too will begin to shine at home.
Number four, when you are operating under divine favor even in strange land, he will shine. When Joseph got to Egypt in Genesis 39 v 1 -6 the bible says almost immediately he arrived in Potiphar house he began to shine, Potiphar just took a look at him and saw the way things were going and said I hand over everything to you. How do you hand over everything to a prisoner? a prisoner that you have just bought , a prisoner that you don’t know anything about. But because God was arising for him abroad he was shinning.
The bible says in Psalm 121 v 8 God says I will keep your coming and your going out. In other words, it doesn’t matter where you go, you will still shine there.
In Daniel 1 v 8-20 the bible tells us when Shedrack, Meshach, Abednego and Daniel got to the foreign land where they were taken to slavery, the Almighty God showed them favor and by the time they finished their training they were ten times more better than other wise men. Abroad they shine!
In Genesis 24 v 1 – 14 Isaac was in a foreign land and there was farming in the Land and because he obeyed God, God made him to shine at the time that there was famine in the land; he prospered so much he became the envy of the entire nation. I have good news for someone here tonight, very soon the whole nation will know about you.
I have told this story before, several years ago, when I was still a lecturer at the university of Lagos, there was this conference of applied mathematician in Canada and I happened to be one of the two people sent from Nigeria to go and represent us, and I felt very big because Nigeria is sending two people and they included me.
When we got there for the opening night, the man who was to make the opening remark ( I think at that time I had published about 12 papers, it is your publication that they use in promoting you) but when they introduce the man who was going to do the opening talk they said he has published a hundred and fifty papers, I said what am I doing here? Then he began to talk on what he called the mathematic of the rain. And I know two days later they were going to call me to stand before all these people to present my paper, what am I going to say in the presence of somebody who is talking about the mathematics of the rain? I tell you a secret , I prayed hard; “ Almighty God when it’s my time to present my paper don’t let this man come”, But when the time came he was seating in the front row. Probably he came because I was so young, I am talking of 1976 or so, and I was afraid, because when somebody has finished preparing papers, others begin to ask him questions. So it is not the presentation I am afraid of, it is how am going to answer their questions. Then I presented my paper and everybody got up and they began to clap including that man!
I am prophesying to someone here today, anywhere you go, you will prosper.
Number five, when you are operating under divine favor, whatever he does prospers Genesis 39 v 2 the bible says in Potiphar house Joseph was a prosperous man, then Genesis 39 v 21 – 23, even when Joseph landed in prison, again, God was with him and whatever he did prospered. When a man is operating under divine favor, anything he touches will begin to succeed, he will begin to prosper.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said that which was introduced into you while you were sleeping had been removed tonight.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight; he said the cause of your delay has been dealt with right now.
Jeremiah 17 v 7 -8, the bible tells us that when a man put his trust in the Lord he will be like a tree planted by the river side he said whatsoever he does shall prosper. Do you know that you can sell pure water and become a billionaire? If God is with you, anything you touch will prosper. You can sell fire wood and become a billionaire, whatever he does shall prosper. In the name that is above every other name, your prosperity begins now.
Number six, when a man is operating under divine favor, his promotion is certain, there may be a delay like in Genesis 40 v 1 – 23 the bible tells us that after Joseph interpreted the dreams to some people and he told the one that was going to be in the court of Pharaoh he said when you get back to your position please remember me, but the bible says the man just forgot him, for two years he forgot the one who had done him good, but that is because the time wasn’t right yet, when the time came, the one who has forgotten remembered.
There are many of us who are here tonight, we have done good to several people, but in our times of trial they have forgotten us. They don’t even want to see us, they don’t want to help us at all, but I have good news for you; things are about to change. All those who should help you, who have forgotten about you, tonight they will have a dream, God will send them a dream so that by the time they wake up they will be looking for you.
When a man is operating under divine favor, his promotion may be delayed but it will surely come to pass. In Genesis 41 v 38-40, the bible says finally they brought Joseph out of the prison, and Pharaoh said we can’t find another man as wise as this, the spirit of God is in him, therefore let put him in charge.
The Lord said there as you begin to pay your tithe fully he was so move you from not enough to more than enough.
Those who say that we will soon see his end shall wait in vain.
Thank you Lord, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, anytime it is your time they will say no more, he asked me to tell you; I will change all that now.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said for the rest of the year, one success will follow another in quick succession for you.
Isaiah 75 v 6-7 tells us that promotion does not come from the east or from the west or from the south he said God is the judge, he raises one and pulls down another. God the great promoter will bring your promotion speedily in Jesus name. Like I told you before in 1 Samuel 2 v 7-8 when the Almighty God decides to promote you, he keeps on promoting, he can take you to any height, and he can take you to place you never dreamt possible. He just keeps on promoting, after all his arm is an everlasting hands.
If human being promotes you they can bring you down, if news paper promotes you one day they will turn against you the same people who are writing good thing about you today, with great joy they will write evil things about you. Because they know it is evil news that will sell their papers. It is not they are wicked, it is just their job. But when God promotes, you he keeps promoting you forever. And I have good news for somebody here; your promotion is beginning right now.
Am sure you will remember the story of one lecturer in one university, the Head of department said because he refused to join a secret society he said this fellow will never be promoted as long as he is the head of department. This young man who gave his life to Jesus Christ mentioned the case and we cried to the Almighty God. After all the Almighty God said if you have faith and you doubt not, you will say to this mountain, mountain be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea and it shall be so. If the Head of department decided to make himself a mountain, we tell mountain to move. Every mountain blocking your way tonight shall move in Jesus name.
And suddenly there was a coup a new government came and the new government for one reason or other decides to remove all professors who were head of department at that time. And the Head of department came. And the head of department said ‘I want to see the files of all those who are under me and they couldn’t find the file of this man. The master has seen to it that the file was well hidden. They kept searching and finally they found the file and found out that there had been no recommendation for that man for more ten years. No single recommendation, because they file was hidden And the new boos said there is only one way to compensate him and he gave him double promotion. Everything that had been denied you shall be returned seven folds in Jesus name.
Finally number seven when a man is operating under divine favor, he will surely reach the top. There is no way you can keep down somebody who is operating under divine favor. In Genesis 41 v 44 the bible said Pharaoh said to Joseph, I am Pharaoh and I am saying to you Joseph in the land of Egypt nobody will lift his hand or foot without your permission. He said they must all obey me and I am saying I am taking the back seat, you rule, nobody will do anything without your permission.
Deuteronomy 28 v 13 when you are operating under divine favor, you will be head and not tail, you won’t stop until you reach the top and God is talking to someone here tonight. In 1 Samuel 22 v 1 -2 even when David found himself in the cave of Adullam and al lot of vagabonds, people in distress people in need, people who had problems, gathered themselves together to him, he was still their captain, even in the cave he was captain. Then later on in 2Samuel 2 v 4 in spite of everything that the enemies had done he was anointed again to be king of Judah, then in 2 Samuel 5 v 1 -3 finally everybody came and said listen you are to be king of Israel. I say it one more time, that goal where God is taking you , you will reach there in Jesus name.
The Lord says by the time the sun rises tomorrow, it will bring you a new break through.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight; he said I will give you a taste of exceeding great joy.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight, he said when next you share your testimony people will say surely God is great.
By the time you get to Mark 10 v 46 -52 you hear Bartimeus saying something about Jesus, he says Jesus thou son of David. Now the bible tells us that Jesus is the king of kings and yet the bible records for us that David is the father of king of kings, now that is absolute top. He started asking among his brethren, he became captain over vagabonds in the cave of Adullam, then he became king over Judah, then he became king over Israel and then he kept on rising until he became father of the king of kings.
I have good news for somebody here today, in the name that is above every other names, I will see you at the top, because that is where I am going. I am going to the top, anybody going to the top with me? I will see you there in Jesus name.
This is the reason why anybody who has any common sense at all will not want to offend God. Because he is the only one who can give you divine favor, He is the only one who can make sure that nobody can kill you, He is the only one who can make sure nobody can kill your dreams, He is the only one who can make sure you shine at home, He is the only one who can make sure you shine abroad, He is the only one who can make sure that even if your promotion is delayed, it will still come to past. He is the only one who can make sure you will finally reach the top.
That is why in Genesis 39 v 7 -9 when a woman the wife of Potiphar, tried to entice Joseph into committing sin, Joseph said no way. The woman said nobody will know, I am the mistress of this house, my husband is away, whatever I say is final and when I ask everybody to clear out of the house, they will clear. So we will do this thing secretly nobody will know. Joseph said I am not talking of your husband; I am talking of God, how can I do this thing and sin against God?
Your husband has done great thing for me, he has left everything in my hand, but he is only an instrument in the hand of God, I cannot dare offend God. Many at times some people they think when they look right and they don’t see any one, they look left and they don’t see anyone and the door is locked. They think everything is okay; I can do whatever I like now. God is watching!
I am sure you heard the testimony of a member of the choir, not in our church but in another church. The pastor has agreed with her to go to an hotel and do all kind of things. And they got to the hotel, they were about to enter the room, again the pastor looked round right and he looked left nobody knows us here, but as they were about to enter the room, the girl said to the pastor, we have looked right, we have looked right, we have looked left, she said but we didn’t look up. She said God is watching. That was how she escaped.
Do you know God is watching you? And it is good news that is why the enemy cannot reach you without him knowing. If He is watching you, that is why he can keep your going in and your coming out. If he is watching you that is why he can monitor what you are doing so that he can make it to prosper. If he is watching you that is why he can make you to find favor anywhere you go.
But because he is watching, that is why you cannot afford to offend him, no matter well you locked the door, you can’t lock God out, he himself is the door, when he wants to come in he doesn’t need a key. That is why people have asked me again and again, why do you keep on hammering on holiness? I said ‘I have seen a little in my few years in this world, I am seventy years old now. I have seen people rise and fall, I have seen people promoted by God crashing to the ground. Becoming nothing, why? Because they offend God,
I can assure you of one thing, when I became born again and I was running up and down, winning soul, Doing one program after the other, some people says take it easy that is how they always start, very soon he will go down. I told them then others may go down, this one is not going to go down. And I am telling you brethren you have not seen anything yet, I am going to go on higher and higher. Why because I have learnt the secret; as long as there is no quarrel between me and God the rest is easy. Everybody can be against me if God is for me, I am more than conqueror, that is why I am appealing seriously to those of you who are here tonight. Because this is a very special night indeed, if you are still leaving in sin, it is time to repent, if you have not given your life to Jesus Christ before, come and do so tonight. If you say you are a Christian and you are still living in sin; you are a backslider, come and give your life back to Jesus Christ. Holiness is the master key, you live holy, the rest is settled. This is a very special night; a night of favor and the Almighty God will have divine favor on you if you repent.
Call on the Almighty God, ask him to be merciful unto you, ask him to forgive you your sins, ask him to save your soul and the rest of us lets stretch our hands to all these people and intercede for them, that God the savior will have mercy on each and every one of them, that God will forgive them and he will watch them clean in his blood. Ask God to be merciful unto you, ask God to forgive you your sins ask God to put your name in the book of life so that you too can begin to enjoy divine favor … in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
My father and my God I want to thank you for all these people who have come forward tonight, thank you for your word, I thank you because you promise that whosoever will come unto you, you will in no wise cast out. These people have come to you now, please receive them in Jesus name. Your blood that cleanses from all sins let that blood wash away their sins in Jesus name. Today as you save their souls write their name in the book of life in Jesus name. Beginning from now anytime they call on you, please answer them in Jesus name. And let them begin to enjoy divine favor in Jesus name. Every backslider that has come back to you tonight, please restore full in Jesus name, and don’t let them ever go back to the world in Jesus name. Thank you Almighty God, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Let someone shout halleluiah!
I want to rejoice with those of you who are in front here, I want to promise you one thing, by the special grace of God I will be praying for you, so I am going to need your name, your address and your prayer request. I promise you I will be praying for you.
The rest of us while we wait for our brother to be attended to, why don’t you thank God for the mercy of God that have kept you till this moment, if you know how many times the enemies have tried to kill you, if you know how many meetings that the enemies have held at night concerning you and God destroyed their plans, you will be grateful to God. So go ahead, begin to praise God, begin to magnify his holy name, for being merciful to you, for his faithfulness, for his support, for loving me, for standing by me, for helping me, for supporting me… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Prayers for the night:
1, Thank God, for his infinite mercy2, Father, don’t let me ever annoy you again3, Father, please arise for me: for my family, for your church and for my country.4, Father, don’t let me die before my time.5, Father, don’t let my dreams of greatness die; help me fulfill them6, Father, let me shine at home, abroad, and everywhere.7, Father, whatever i touch, please make it prosper.8, Father, please accelerate my promotion now.9, Father Take me to the very top soon10, Father, let me forever operate under divine favor11, Your Private request.
… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The Lord will answer all your prayers, the grace never to offend God again, receive now in Jesus name. The Almighty God will arise for you, he will arise for your families, he will arise for his church, he will rise for your nations, and you will not die before your time. All your dreams of greatness shall be fulfilled, you will shine at home, you will shine abroad, you will shine everywhere. Whatever you touch will begin to prosper, God will accelerate your promotion. He will take you to the top. For the rest of your life, you will operate under divine favor it shall be well with you. God will fulfill all your dreams, he will grant all your requests and your joy shall over flow, so shall it be in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. (Amen).
Let someone shout halleluiah!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
THE SECRET OF ANSWERED PRAYERS
1st of June, 2012
Let’s lift our hands to the Almighty God and begin to bless His Holy name, let’s bless the King of kings and the Lord of lords, bless the great I Am that I Am, bless the All sufficient God, bless the One who can answer all prayers, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, lift Him high tonight, worship the Ancient of days.
Bless the Unchangeable Lord, glorify His holy name, He is worthy to be praised; He is worthy to be adored, bless Him. Give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, praise Him tonight, worship Him, magnify His holy name, there is no one like Him, praise Him tonight, give Him all glory, give Him all honor… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father; this month; like you have never done before, answer my prayers speedily….in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to Him and say Father; let this month be a month of double blessings for me… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to Him and say Father; any one I witness to this month, let him or her receive Jesus immediately (my relatives, my family, my co-workers, even my enemies, anyone I witness to , let him/her receive Jesus instantly)… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father; this month every door I knocked at let it be opened wide unto me… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I want you to Join hands with your neighbor and pray for your neighbor and say Father; every request of this your child tonight Lord, turn to a testimony speedily… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Singing…..You are the mighty God, the great I am, halleluiah. Halleluiah! 2ce
You are the King of kings, the Lord of lords’ halleluiah, halleluiah
All mighty God, Ancient of days, the Rock of ages, the Holy one of Israel, the Unchangeable changer, the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the Ending. The One who is, the One who was and the One who is to come. The Almighty, Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting father, Prince of peace. Glory be to your holy name. Father glory be to Your holy name.
Thank you for January, Thank you for February, Thank you for March, Thank you for April, Thank you for May, Thank you for June. Glory be to your holy name Lord. Accept our worship in Jesus name.
Tonight Father; answer all our prayers like you have never done before, this month Lord answer all our prayers. Everyone we will preach to this month, convert you in Jesus name. All over the World as your children will be going out to witness, the power that will bring all this souls into the kingdom release in Jesus name.
Father this is the period when many, many of your children will be doing examinations, Father I pray for all student all over the world today; as they going in for all examination the wisdom from heaven release unto them in Jesus name, don’t let there be a single failure among your children in Jesus name.
Father I am committing all my partner into your hand; for the rest of this year, everyday of their lives give them a miracle in Jesus name, whatever they touch let it prosper in Jesus name and Almighty God I am praying that tonight the secret of prayers that some of us might never have known before release to us in Jesus name, so that from today onward all our prayers will be answered in Jesus name.
Thank you almighty God glory be to your holy name. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Those who are born in the month of June, you may stand on your feet now.
My Father and my God I want to thank you for your children that are born in the month June, the number six is the number for extra favor, the number for blessings that people did not even deserve, the number for additional grace, additional joy, additional victory, all these your children born in the month of June, everything good give to them in additional measure in Jesus name.
Give them news of joy, of victory, of blessing, of promotions, of success, of everything that is good. And let them serve you additionally in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Children of June shout another halleluiah!
Congratulations God bless you.
Next month by the grace of God is the month for the Disciples Convention, all those who are members of the school of disciples, past and present, next month is your very special month and the school of disciple graduate and those who are still there are very special to the Lord their convention is coming up in July.
The theme is GOOD SUUCESS. So make sure you are here next month so you can hear more about GOOD SUCCESS.
The elders will be having their own praise night and annual congress by the middle of this month that is third weekend of June, all elders are cordially invited and those who prayed that one day they will become elders you are also cordially invited.
The program will take place here on the 15TH and 16TH of June. All elders should be there, and the Lord will bless you as you come in Jesus name.
THE SECREAT OF ANSWERED PRAYERS
I King 18 v 36 – 39 And it came to pass at the time of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah came near and said, “Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at thy word. Hear me oh Lord, hear me that this people may know that thou hart the Lord God and that thou has turned their heart back again, then the fire of the Lord fell and consume the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones and the dust and licked up the water that was in the trench, and when all the people saw it they feel on their face and said “The Lord he is the God; the Lord he is the God”.
If there is any example of a prayer that was answered and answered instantly, it is this prayer of Elijah that I have just read to you.
Elijah’s prayer lasted less than two minutes and yet fire fell. In the name that is above every other name, God will answer your prayer by fire tonight.
As many of you know Elijah is one of my favorites, I spent three years studying him and he is one of the reasons why I pray, because if there is anything about Elijah that is very significant is that he is a prayer warrior.
So I have spent time, quality time studying this particular prayer and if it pleases God, I may write a book on just this verse very soon.
What are the components of Elijah’s prayer? What are the things embedded in this prayer, that cause fire to fall as soon as he finished praying?
Number one; he said Lord God of Abraham, and Isaac and Jacob. What does that mean? He was worshipping God, just like one of my child said earlier on, he was eulogizing God, he was worshipping him.
When you go through the Scriptures, you will discover that all who worship God got their request granted. You will never find a single example in the Bible, (if you find one let me know and I will give you a hundred thousand naira) of someone who worshipped God in spirit or in truth who didn’t get their request granted.
Matthew 8 v 3 It is the story of a leper; someone who was incurable, someone who was not suppose to be found among the multitude, he came and the first thing he did was that he worshipped Jesus.
He worshipped him before he said I know you can heal me if you want to, of cause he had already prepared the ground for his request to be granted. Jesus merely said I am willing, be thou cleanse.
Mark 5 v 1 – 15 is the story of the mad man of Gedaren, we have talked about him again and again, one of my son refereed to him again tonight, as somebody living in the grave yard, he saw Jesus from afar off, he ran to meet him, fell at his feet.
He was mad remember? But in his madness he still worships God. I have said it before, if a mad man can worship God, what is your excuse for not to worshipping him?
Like I have always said, this man was so mad, that when mad men saw him; they hide. But in his madness, as mad as he was, he recognized the Almighty God and worshipped him.
Read the story very well, he didn’t even pray to be delivered, but God delivered him all the same, worshippers always got their request granted.
Look at Mark 5 v 20- 24, how come Jarius got his daughter restored back to life? He worshipped Jesus! He was a great man but in the presence of Jesus Christ; all men become small.
That is why I feel uncomfortable when I see some so called great men who cannot worship God, when we are praising God and we are dancing, we are rejoicing.
I see some people who think they are too good to worship the King of kings, to worship the original majesty, to worship the original professor, original CEO, there is no one like him, he Is greater than the greatest, higher than the highest, older than the oldest, richer than the richest, better than the best.
Let me hear somebody shout halleluiah!
Do you know when you read Matthew 15 v 21- 28 that even if God wanted to say no to you and you worship him, the no will become yes? This woman came to Jesus and said, “have mercy on me; my daughter is grievously vexed of the devil”.
Number one Jesus didn’t answer a word, she kept pressing on. Just like one of my son said, persistent, perseverance.
Because some of you prayed for five minutes and if God has not answer in five minute, you say okay, He doesn’t want to answer. As if God is your house boy, He is the Almighty, brother; He is the King of all the universe, if you call on Him you need to be prepared to wait till He answers.
I have had the opportunity of visiting head of states all over the world. They are the one who asked you to come; you arrive thirty minute before time, one hour after your time is due, they still have not attended to you. Do you leave? Leave! Do they need you?
Not to talk of the Almighty God, the owner of heaven and earth, the One who can make and unmake , the One who opens and no man can shut, the One who shut and no one can open. The One who can raise the dead, the One who can reverse the irreversible.
And you say because you have talk to him for five minute you are going. Go! There is no problem.
This woman persisted; help me! Finally the disciples came to Jesus and say this woman is disturbing us with her noise send her away. Jesus said I am not sent but unto the house of Israel. The Bible says the woman came and worshipped Him; I know I don’t qualify for a miracle but look at me, I am on my knees. Jesus said yes, but I can’t give the food of children to the dog, the woman said “this dog will remain on her knees until a crumbs falls down from the table.” Jesus said you got it!
God will answer somebody here today.
Some years ago, they were celebrating the centenary of Pentecostalism; 100 years since the Holy Spirit fell in Azusa, and I was invited to come and represent Africa and preach.
Two of us was invited, one from South Africa and myself. It was my turn to preach, the whole world was there and because as far as I am concerned the whole world can be there, the most important thing is that God is also there.
I got the microphone, went on my knees and worship God before I preached. When I finished one of the big men came to me and said “thank you”. I said “for what?” He said “for worshiping God in public, you are not even ashamed to kneel before the crowd.
Some of you can’t even shout halleluiah in Church.
Let me hear somebody shout halleluiah!
I have told you before; people have asked me, when you are holding such a big meeting, convention, Holy Ghost congress etc. don’t you know that the devil is around? Demons all over the place, why don’t you start by binding demons? Why do I need to waste my time with demons and the devil?.
Devil I bind you. But I thought somebody bound him this morning, he is already loose? I don’t need to waste my time binding demons, binding devil and so on. All I need to do is to worship God.
Once God shows up, once light comes, darkness must disappear.
Let somebody shout halleluiah.
So when you hear me saying, Rock of ages, Ancient of days, Holy one of Israel, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Alpha, the Omega, the Beginning, the ending, the One who is, the One who was, the One who is to come.
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of peace, the Way, the Truth, the Resurrection, the Life. I know what I am doing. Worship him!
I have told you before; my wife says stop saying that your Father was poor, but it is the truth. He was poor and out of him, God has produced me and there is hope for you too. Glory be to God!
He was poor he had two wives, in spite of the poverty and so, he has many children, and whenever it is time for school to open, you know parents have to pay school fees.
In those days, my father will pick a quarrel with the wives so that they won’t be able to ask for school fees. But my mother always gets my school fees. I have told you how she did it; I happened to be the last boy of my dad. So I was always sleeping with him.
My mother will come when it is a couple of days before the school opens, early in the morning and she will come and begin to eulogize my father; you are the son of so and so, when your father went to war, he captured so many people, he killed so many, when your father threw a party, he fed the civilian he fed the army.
The bird flew for days they couldn’t see the end of your father’s farm (and I will be wondering where that farm!) But my father loved it, as my mother is saying you are this you are that. He will be saying yes, it is true; it is a man you are calling.
Very soon you will begin to hear him say, it will be well with you in this house. Everyday my mother came to say that one, my father feel into it all the time because at the end of it.
It is he who will now turn to my mother and say, and what can I do for your today? And my mother will say, the owner of my head, the husband of my chest. Everybody knows things are hard but your son is about to resume and my father will say “there is no problem.
No problem and there is no money in his pocket but he will go out and borrow, because my mother had eulogize him, she has raised him to a level where he cannot afford to bring himself down.
When you lift up your voice to the Almighty God and you say, you are Greater than the greatest, you are Better than the best, you are Richer than the richest, you are Holier than the holiest.
You can do the impossible, nothing is too hard for You. You are the One who can reverse the irreversible.
You think God will not answer?
Secret number one, worship Him, Elijah started by saying, You are the God of Abraham, you are the God of Isaac, you are the God of Jacob, he was worshiping God.
Then he went on to say, let it be known this day, not only that you are God in Israel but that I am Your servant.
If you don’t study that one very well you will miss it, what is he saying? He is saying thank you for making me your servant and I learnt a lot from that.
Thank You for what you have done for me, thank you for saving my soul, thank you for the blood that cleanses me from all sins 1 John 1 v 7
Thank you because I know it is by grace I am saved Ephesians 2 v 5 – 9 It is by grace we are save not by works, not that anybody should boast.
Many of you come to God as if he owes you a debt, No! You are the one who owns him everything.
That you are still alive today is by his grace, that you can open your mouth to speak is by his grace, that your eyes can still see is by his grace, that you can come here today is by his grace. There are so many things we take for granted that we never thank God for, several things.
Last month, someone who was very, very sick and I was praying for him, after prayer I said, come let’s go for a walk, I know he could hardly move, but I wanted to ginger up his faith, I didn’t want him to lose hope because when you give up fighting, death comes.
So we began to walk very, very gently, one step after another. I said when you are tired tell me so we will let you rest. By the time we are returning to go back, he said “Daddy, you know I have never thank God for being able to walk, I said “you are not the only one”.
How many of you got up this morning and said thank you Lord that I can walk? You took it for granted. How many of us got up and say thank God I can lift my hand? We took that for granted.
How many of you say I thank God I went to the toilet on my own, they didn’t carry me there we take it for granted.
Thank you Lord for what you have done for me. Will somebody lift up his/her hand and say thank you Lord for what you have done for me!
Before you begin to bombard him with your request, thank him. Thank Him for what he has done; thank him for his grace in your life. 1 Corinthian 15 v 10 Paul said, I am what I am by the grace of God.
“And then let it be known that I am your servant”, he said something else something else; he is saying Lord without you I am nothing.
It is easy for me to understand from Elijah, the first time we heard about Elijah 1 king 17 v 11 all we heard about him, was Elijah the Tishbite of the inhabitant of Gilead, they did not even mention his father’s name.
As far as the writers of the Bible were concerned, his father didn’t even matter. His father’s family was so low that they didn’t mention his father name. They mentioned the name of the father of Bartimeaus the beggar, Bartimeaus the son of Timeaus, he was a beggar but his father was a important. But in the case of Elijah, no need to mention his father’s name because it doesn’t matter.
But look at him now, he is about to call down fire from heaven and he is saying, God without you I am nothing. However because I am your servant, because you are behind me.
Like one of my son said; with God backing me up I can do all things, Philippians 4 v 13 says I can do all thing with God through Christ who strengthen me.
Not too long I had a little confrontation with someone very, very important, very, very big and I said to him, “Adeboye is nobody, I have no power, I have no connections, I have no wealth but, the God of Adeboye, is a different matter entirely”
Adeboye is zero, but Adeboye plus his God, don’t mess around with my God, because my God is a consuming fire. When my God says let there be, there will be. When He says let there be not, there will be nothing.
If anybody challenges you as a child of God, let them know; I may be small, but greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world, acknowledge your total dependence on God.
I am Your servant, what am about to ask You to do is not because of me but because of You.
The world has known me with You. If I fail, they won’t think much of me, they will be thinking of You, you are the One that will be responsible because I am Your servant.
There was a song we use to sing in those days;
I have no helper of my own, Holy Spirit help me.
I pray that the Almighty God will help somebody here today.
He went on to say number three; I have done all these things at thy word. There is nothing I am doing here Lord that is not according to your word.
Meaning what? Anytime you approach God in prayer, always attach your request to His word.
Psalm 119 v 89 says forever oh Lord thy word is settled.
So when you want to pray a prayer of deliverance, tell him daddy, it is written; this signs shall follow them that believe, in my name they will cast out demons, it is written.
Say it loud, let the demons hear what you are saying so they will know you know what you are saying. Anytime you want to lay hands on the sick for healing, attach the word, father is written I will lay hand on the sick and they shall recover Mark 16 v 17 – 18.
And if you have to pray for the dead, don’t be afraid. Matthew 10 v 7-8 father you are the one who commanded me to raise the Dead.
Attach his word, father I am going for this interview, you are the one who said I will be head and not tail, I am tired of being at the bottom, I want to go higher, it is written.
And when the world is raging against you, when they begin to fire arrow at you (and I am not talking about arrow that deliverance ministers talks about) I am talking about those who are accusing you falsely, those who are criticizing you.
Tell the Almighty God, it is written they shall come against me in one way they will flee seven ways. I am not going to fight because it is written the Lord will cause the enemies that rise up against me to be smitten before my face. I will wait and see you do the smitten.
People have asked me again and again, each time they are criticizing you on television, on radio, in newspaper, you say nothing. I am not supposed to do anything, my own is to wait and see because it is written.
In 1siah 41 v 10-13 my father says I will help you, I will hold you by your right hand and I say I will help you. Those who are incensed against you shall be as nothing. You shall seek them and you shall not find them. It is written!
How many of you know that it is written that you shall be head and not tail? How many of you know that you shall Live and not die?
Let me hear you shout halleluiah!
The Lord said there is someone here today He said the problem started as ordinary headache and it already becoming something else, the Lord ask me to tell you not to worry; He is taking care of that now.
Thank you Father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said what you need is a spare part from heaven; he said he has released it to you.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said very soon the enemy will come and confess and they will say to you, each time we thought we have clipped your wings, you soar higher.
Elijah said that the people may know that you are God, you know one of the things we suppose to do when we go witnessing is tell the people who our God is.
When you see idol worshipper worshipping idols, they called them by all kinds of name; Sango, Oloju and they begin to call these idols some big, big tittles.
Why don’t you talk about your God? The true living God.
Matthew 1 v21 says he shall call his name Jesus for he shall save the people from their sins.
My God is the savior Exodus 15 v 26 says I am the Lord that heals thee, my God is the great physician.
Psalm 23 v 1 – 6 my God is the great comprehensive provider; he said the Lord is my sheared I shall not want. Psalm 75 v 6 -7 my God is the great promoter; he is the one who promotes.
John 15 v 1-5 my God is the fruitful vine.
In other words, Elijah was saying to God, prove today by backing me up that you are Almighty God. You know one of the reasons why people don’t want to go out to witness is there are not even sure God will go with them, but I want to encourage you; when you go, my God will go with you.
Several years ago around 1974-1975 I had a little group of young people, I was young then, and many of them were younger. We formed what we call called Fishers of men and I send them out in twos and I told them, anywhere you go and you witness don’t argue with anybody, if anybody what to argue just tell them listen; have you a problem? If we pray and the problem is solved, then you surrender to our God. That is the confidence we have in Him.
Some of you have heard the testimony of two of them (she is sitting on the altar right now, she is now an elder) they went to Ota, and they got into the house of the chief herbalist in the town, and they began to talk to him about Jesus Christ and the man laughed and said “I pity you because you are little children, how can you come into my house and be talking about any other God, I am the God in this town; witches and wizard we work together. Anybody who has a problem, they come to me for solution here”.
He said “look up” All over the house all kinds of charms and the children remembered what I have said sir, they said you may be the chief herbalist in this town, we are not disputing that, but have you a problem that you cannot solve with all your charms,? He said yes.
Because he was walking with witches and wizard and these people always come for their own salary.
And the salary is anytime he got married and the wife became pregnant; they will come and kill the poor lady. He was on the seventeenth wife, sixteen had died and finally he has fallen in love with the seventeenth one and he doesn’t want her to die. The seventeen one had become pregnant and as usual the forces of darkness have come for their pay and the girl was bleeding that will lead to her death.
He had tried all his charms but it wasn’t working because of his covenant with the devil. So this little boys and girls said “Let us pray” and they prayed in the mighty name of Jesus, “blood stop” and they left to go to into the next house to witness.
All of a sudden they looked back and saw a man crying after them; my children, my children, wait, wait! And they looked it was the old man. He said “the bleeding had stooped Come and tell me more about your Jesus”.
How many of you believed that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow? Do you believe that?
Let me hear you shout halleluiah to him.
You need to know your God, if you don’t know him you can’t witness about him, I know him, I know that He has a name that above every other names.
I know that at the name of Jesus every kneel must bow. And please let me join my own to what one of my sons has said earlier on, my God answers prayers.
He will answer your prayers tonight in Jesus name.
And then he said “God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Israel, I worship you.
He said “I worship you, I am your servant, thank you for what you have done for me, let it be known today that I have done all this according to your word. Attach his word to what you are saying and let them know that you are God, and then finally he now said that you have turned their hearts to you.”
God, why am I asking for this miracle? Elijah said “so that these people can be converted”.
One of my sons said so in his preaching, he said “why do you need a car, if you are not going to use it for evangelism? Why do you need money if you are not going to use it for the work of God? Why do you want more than you already have? God has met your needs, you are not naked, and you have food to eat. You have a house to live in why do you want more? It must be for the purpose of His kingdom.
They brought in a man who was paralyzed from neck downwards through the roof; Jesus Christ said “thy sin has been forgiven thee. They began to murmur; ‘who is this one talking about forgiving sins?.
Only God can forgive sin. Jesus said alright, let’s give you a miracle, “son get up and take up your bed and go”.
As soon as he got up, the people who have been murmuring said glory be to God, we have never seen it like this before.
The reason many prayer have gone unanswered till now is that the purpose for which many of you are praying has nothing to do with the kingdom of God.
Let me assure you, make up your mind from now on that you will be winning souls for God, you will be doing everything to make sure his Kingdom is expanded here on earth. He will answer all your prayers.
When the Almighty God said “son you are going to cover the arena”, (you remember this place use to be open space) I said amen, Thank you Father, because your children will come I don’t want them to seat in the rain. He said we will cover it, then he said “you are not going to take an offering for it”, I said “ha! Then how is it going to be done? Told you the truth, I ran into the toilet when he said it is you and I. I said “my faith can’t take that, but you are sitting down here now, if it is raining outside it is not going to disturb you. There is nothing you want for his kingdom that he will not do.
How many of you want to be a divine treasurer? Before the end of this year, money will change hands.
The Lord said there is someone here he said I have told you before I am telling you again, I will still surprise those who said you will die barren.
The Lord said there is news coming; he said it doesn’t matter where you are when you get it, he said you are going to scream for joy.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said very soon they will say it to your face, are you the only one serving God, what about us?
In Act 8 v 5-8 the Bible tells us that there were miracles, signs, wonders, happening in Samaria when Philip preached Christ to them. And there was great joy in the city.
How come God was healing the sick, casting out demons, performing miracles through Philip, so that the Samaritans can be converted to God? That is why some of my children have said it again and again; the moment you’ve become addicted to soul winning, Jesus said it in John 15 v 16 , He said you have not chosen me, I have chosen you, (thank you father for choosing me).
I have ordained you, (thank you father for ordaining me) And I have sent you forward, so go forth. Win souls, make sure your fruits abide. Don’t just win souls; follow them up, bring them into the church, pursue them until they become established in the church. He said anything you asked the father in my name, I will do it.
I was trained as a mathematician, and a mathematician knows the meaning of ‘anything’. When a mathematician says this thing is true for all time, you can be sure it is true for all time. God says anything you ask will be done for you. The reason why I believe God has brought this topic tonight is because the miracle of someone can no longer wait.
Because God will seat down waiting for you; because your miracle is out there waiting for you to come and talk to him or her. To come and witness.
I know a sister; for years she was praying to God, God give me a husband. God said “go out and win souls, your husband is not in church yet. She went out, spoke to someone, that one gave his life to Jesus, about six month later she came to me and said Daddy I have a problem, I said “ what is the problem? She said this new convert; this fellow that I have just won to Jesus says he want to marry me.
I said yes, what is wrong with him? You have been praying for him and God has brought him now are you going to say no?
Today they are one of the best families that I know. The husband is the head of the family but he keeps on remembering that he is a convert of the wife.
I know one brother, by the time I finished the story a few of you will know him too. His prayers had always been Lord let me go abroad. I don’t know why, he just wanted to go abroad.
Then one day he witnessed to the boss, (he was an ordinary driver) the boss gave her life to Jesus, the husband of the boss became an ambassador and they said we need a driver over there come along with us. He is in abroad now. I want to go abroad, God says witness, your miracle is out there. I pray for somebody here today, that even as you go out to witness among the souls that you will win; will be the breakthrough you have been waiting for in Jesus name.
The Lord asks me to tell someone here today, he said your ultimate dance of victory is around the corner.
When you read 1king 18 you will discover that before Elijah prayed, if you read from verse 30 -32 he did two things; first he repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down.
Number two he built a new altar to the Lord. He repaired the altar, God is waiting to answer prayers tonight but please if you have backslidden, repair the altar of God in your heart, come back to God.
You know you have drifted away from him, you know how close you were to God before, now you are far from him, come back to God.
Then he built a new altar to God; that is those of you who have not even given your life to God, do so tonight, give your heart to God.
We are already in June, one of my sons, mention some of the prophecies at the beginning of the year, if you listen to the news, you will see some of these prophecies already coming to past.
In January on the international scene, God said power will change hands this year. It is written there. See what is happening in the world; see how many people that nobody thought can ever lose power have already lost power because Daddy said so.
The same Daddy said “wealth will change hands” It is the same Daddy who says desperate prayers will receive mighty answers. When God says something, get ready for it. And we already in June, and there are certain things that should be happening now that are not yet happening because some hearts are away from him, or some hearts are not even with him at all.
So the first things I want you to do tonight is that every backslider must come back to God and everyone who have not given his life to Jesus Christ before and you are here now, come to God now.
Because let me assure you before this month is over, there will be some mighty testimony but it will be for those whose hearts are right with God.
So if you want to give your life to Jesus come now, if you are a backslider and you want to be restored to the Lord come now.
Keep on praying even as you are coming; ask Him to save your soul or asking Him to restore you.
You are coming as prodigal sons/daughters, you are asking for forgiveness.
Ask Him to be merciful unto you, ask Him to overlook all your sins and if you are coming for the first time ask Him to save your souls today and give you an opportunity to serve Him.
Ask Him to give you an opportunity to taste Him and see how good He can be.
And the rest of us brethren; lets intercede for these people that God who saved our souls will save their own souls too.
let’s ask God to be merciful unto them, let’s ask the almighty God to cleanse them in blood of Jesus and give them a brand new beginning… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed
Father, i just want to thank you, I want to thank you for your word, I want to thank you for these people who have come forward now, you promise that whosoever will come unto you, you will in no wise cast away; they have come to you now father, please receive them in Jesus name. Forgive them in Jesus name, let your blood wipe away all their sins in Jesus name. Save their souls tonight and write their names in the book of life and let their heart become a altar for Jesus Christ in Jesus name.
Father I pray, that because they have giving their lives to you and because the backslider have been restored back to you, from now on when they call on you, answer them by fire. Give them a new beginning, give them a new testimony and please don’t let them ever go back onto the world, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I want to rejoice with you because from now on I will be joining you in prayer, very soon in the mighty name of Jesus you will be receiving miracles, that is why I am going to need your name, your address and your prayer request. (Please drop them with the counselors)
Now I want to give you some prayer points so that we can talk to God with confidence tonight and I can assure you that God answers prayers.
He answers prayers all the time. He can do much more than you can ask but until you ask, He is not going to give it to you.
He said you have not because you ask not, so I want you to pray with all your heart.
1. Worship Him generously; spend quality time just worshipping him. Call him by all the names you know. (The rose of Sharon, the Lily of the valley, my Husband, the Lover of my soul, the soon coming King. Call him by all the names you can think of)
2. Thank Him for all He had done for you and don’t please don’t forget all those things I mentioned that we take for granted (thank Him that you can still see, thank Him that you can still hear, thank Him that you can still speak, thank Him that when you want to eat they don’t have to feed you; you can put the food in your mouth yourself, thank Him that you don’t have to beg before you wear clothe. Thank Him that you are not in hospital today, thank Him that you are not in an asylum. Thank Him abundantly).
3. Say Father; you always answer those who worship you, please answer me now.
4. Say father; you are the one who said that I should be fruitful and multiply, make me abundantly fruitful. (Then you can add physically, spiritually and otherwise)
5. Father, you promise all who go out to witness for you that whatever they ask you will give to them, now I am asking give to me. (Then you list all you want to ask, is it promotion? Is it breakthrough? Is it success? Is it anointing? Is it marriage this year? Whatever is it you want, you can put them in. Because come day light am going out witnessing for you).
6. Savior; please save millions of souls today all over the word.
7. Say Father, you are the one who said you have come that I may have life and have it more abundantly; from now on let me begin to enjoy your abundance. (Abundance in health, abundance of testimonies, abundance of breakthroughs, abundance in every areas of my life).
We are going to pray for thirty minutes but please pray with all your heart…
Thank you Jesus, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
That God that you have worshipped will grant your request, the Almighty that you have thanked will give you several more reasons to thank Him.
Beginning from now anytime you call on Him, He will answer you by fire.
As you go out to witness for Him, He will turn all your requests to testimonies.
You will be fruitful, you will multiply, and you will enjoy abundant health. He will prosper you. Every door you knock at will be opened unto you, where there was no way before, God will make a way for you, all your enemies will be at peace with you.
Very soon you will dance the dance of victory God will use you to win millions of souls to himself, you will never lack.
God will support you, he will strengthen you, He will fight your battles for you. Even before the sun rises, you will have testimonies.
So shall it be in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
If you receive that let me hear you shout halleluiah!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
6th of July, 2012
Let’s lift our hands to the holy God and bless His holy name; lift your hands to Him and worship Him. Worship the King of kings, worship the Lord of lords, and bless His holy name. He is worthy; He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored. Give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, there is no one like Him.
Bless Him; bless the Ancient of days. Give Him glory, giving Him honor, give Him adoration. Bless Him. There is no one like Him, He is the Almighty God. Praise His holy name, praise His holy name.
We bless your name Lord, we give you glory, we give you honor; we give you adoration Daddy, what a mighty God you are! What a powerful God you are! What a glorious God you are! Oh Lord, may your name forever be glorified.
Ancient of days, may your name forever be glorified. Thank you Jesus, thank you Almighty, thank you Jesus, blessed be your holy name. Thank you Father, you are worthy to be praised; you are worthy to be magnified. Thank you Jesus, blessed be your holy name.
… In Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.
Lift your voice to Him and say Father, please speak to me tonight; Speak to me directly, speak to me clearly, let me hear your voice, send your word to me tonight…. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to Him and say Father, everything that pertains to me, perfect this month… In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I want you to lift your voice to God and say Father; all those who are in sorrow now, please comfort them. Where ever they may be all over the world, please comfort them…
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to Him and say Father; in all our homes let there be no more tragedies….
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
You are worthy to be praised; you are worthy to be praised (worship)
My redeemer you are worthy to be praised
You are worthy to be praised; you are worthy to be praised,
My redeemer you are worthy to be praised
King of kings, Lord of lords, Ancient of days, Rock of ages, the Unchangeable changer, the Holy One of Israel, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God , Everlasting Father, Prince of peace, Alpha, Omega, the Beginning, the Ending, the One who is, the One who was, the One who is to come, the Almighty.
The great Redeemer, the great Physician, The great Deliverer, the great Provider, the All in all, the King that is coming again, glory be to your holy name.
Greater than the greatest, Better than the best, Higher than the highest, Older than the oldest, Wiser than the wisest, Richer than the richest, Holier than the holiest, glory be to your holy name.
Accept our worship in Jesus name, thank you for January, thank you for February, thank you for March, thank you for April, thank you for May, thank you for June, thank you for July. Accept our worship in Jesus name.
Father because it has pleased you to bring us to the second half of this year; every promise yet to be fulfilled in our lives, begin to fulfill from now on. Let this second half of this year be very, very glorious for us in Jesus name.
On a daily basis from today take us higher in Jesus name. Tonight save souls, every sick fellow here; heal tonight, every captive; set free in Jesus name. Daddy, I asked you for seventy thousand children, I know you have released some, release the remainder tonight in Jesus name.
Before the end of this year in every home of your children let there be shout of joy, all those who are listening to us on the internet where ever they may be and those who are watching by sky television, even now as we pray release their miracles to them in Jesus mighty name.
Lord God Almighty, this month concerning every aspect of our lives perfect what concerns us in Jesus name. Thank you Almighty God in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.
Let someone shout halleluiah! You will succeed in a wonderful way.
PRAYER FOR THOSE BORN IN JULY
My father and my God I want to thank you for your children born in the seventh month of the year; seven is the number for perfection, in every areas of their lives father, let your perfect will be done, physically make them perfect, emotionally make them perfect, spiritually make them perfect, martially make them perfect, materially make them perfect, give them a new beginning of joy, a new beginning of success, a new beginning of greatness, a new beginning of promotion, a new beginning of anointing and let their joy over flow in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen, let the children of July shout another halleluiah!
By the special grace of God next month will be our convention time; the annual convention this year will be from August 6 -12th the theme for the convention is COME UP HIGER. The Almighty God is calling some body and he is saying “COME UP HIGER”.
And so because of the convention there will be no Holy Ghost service on the first Friday of August because the Holy Ghost service will come during the convention, so don’t come Holy Ghost service first Friday of next month because it will be during the convention.
The divine encounter and Shiloh hour also will be the Monday after the convention, not the first Monday but the Monday after the convention.
Joshua 1 v 8 “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth but thou shall meditate there in day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein; for then thou shall make thy ways prosperous, and then thou shall have good success”.
Not all success is good; Proverbs 1 v 32 tells us that if prosperity is out in the hand of a fool, the prosperity will destroy him; it said the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. So there is a kind of success that can even bring destruction, you will never get that kind of success in Jesus name.
And not all success last; that is important. I told those who came for Divine encounter last Monday, that it is better never to have been rich than to be referred to as ex-rich. It is a terrible thing to have been rich once and then become poor. In the name that is above every other name, your blessing will be forever.
When you study the scripture very well, you will discover something about Solomon, he started very well, he was very wealthy and at a stage the bible said he was heaping up gold as ordinary stones, silver was dump in his backyards. But if you read 1 king 12 v 1 -4 you will discover that towards the end of his life because his resource have became seriously depleted he had to taxed the people heavily to be able to sustain his lavish lifestyle.
That was why when his son came on the throne the people came to Rehoboam and said listen, “we were groaning under your father, will you please make our task lighter” unfortunately, the young man came and said “you haven’t seen anything yet, am going to make things much more difficult for you”. So the people say in that case unto your house oh Israel. I pray for you one more time, that blessing that will not last, will never come your way.
So when God said if you do the following you will have good success, it tells you straight away that there are successes and there are successes; some success can be good, some can be bad. And he said if you want your own success to be good; this book of the law, the bible, shall not depart from your mouth but you shall meditate upon it day and night. To observe and to do all that is written therein.
He said if you study the bible very well, you meditate on it and you do what is written in it, he said your success is guaranteed.
For example if you study the bible you will discover that in Job 36 v 11 he said if you will obey and serve the Lord, then you will spend your days in prosperity and your years in pleasure. If you obey and serve the Lord, you have nothing to worry about, He said all your days you will be spending it in prosperity, your years; you will be spending it in pleasure. When you read Psalm 34 v 12 – 14 David said do you want to live long and enjoy good age? It is one thing to live long, it is another thing to live long and enjoy it. He spells out certain thing you must do.
Number one he said watch your tongue, keep your tongue from evil. Proverb 18 v 21 says death and life are in the power of the tongue.
Number two he said you yourself depart from evil, Job 28 v 28 he said by fear of God, men depart from evil. When he said depart from evil, if you fear God then according to Psalm 111 v 10. That means be wise, don’t be a fool. You want to live long; you want to enjoy good age? Watch your mouth, fear God and depart from evil.
Number three he said do good, because of the law of harvest. The law of harvest says whatever you sow you will reap good.
Then he said seek peace, Proverb 16 v 7 tells you how to seek peace, he said when a man’s way please God he will cause even his enemies to be at peace with him. I pray for every one of you here tonight, all your enemies from now on will be at peace with you in Jesus name. He said don’t just seek peace; he said you are to pursue it. Isaiah 48 v 18 tells you what to do so that for the rest of your life, you will be at peace.
Because it is one thing to succeed, it is another thing to have peace. Isaiah 48 v 18 says if only you will hearken to the voice of the Almighty God; listen to him, do what he ask you to do, He said your peace will be like a river.
Good success! I have had the opportunity of being close to wealthy people and I mean some people who are extremely wealthy. And I am telling you brethren, not all wealthy people are happy people; some people are wealthy and sad, some are wealthy and sick.
I mean I had a friend, he is dead now, when he died, in his account in Australia alone, we are not talking of the account in England, in America or Switzerland, and there were 68 million dollars.
That he left in Australia, but do you know what? The only food he can eat is milk. I don’t have 68 million Dollars in Australia or anywhere but give me pounded yam and you will see the glory of God.
Let somebody shout halleluiah!
What is the use of having money if you can’t eat, what is the use of being called big if you can’t enjoy what ordinary people can enjoy there are some wealthy people if you see the list of things that the doctor said they must never touch, you will thank God that even though you are not rich, you can go when you want to go. Glory be to God!
Good success has many facets; we could be talking of prosperity without adversity, we could be talking about promotion without the possibility of demotion. It is better never to be promoted than to be promoted today and demoted tomorrow.
We could be talking about deliverance without relapse. Some people were delivered once but things relapsed. We could be talking about healing without at a scar, healing without a residue. We can be talking about victory without the possibility of a future defeat.
We can be talking about anointing that will never dry up, anointing that will last forever. And then of course we can be talking about salvation without backsliding, we could talk about several other things but let me go over these seven ones that I have mentioned.
Prosperity without adversity; Proverb 10 v 22 says the blessings of the Lord makes rich and adds no sorrow. In the name of the one who made heaven and earth, your blessings will be without sorrows. But that depends on you, because I mean the bible is full of examples of those who received from the Lord and then the blessing turned to sorrow.
The classical example is Ephraim; you know the story of Ephraim, when his grandfather wanted to bless him and Manasseh his elder brother. The father transferred the blessing of the elder brother to the younger Ephraim and within years Ephraim prospered ten times more than his elder brother but he ignored God.
So that by the time we got to Hosea 4 v 17 God said Ephraim has joined himself to idols, leave him alone! And then God said in Hosea 5 v 9 he said Ephraim shall be desolate. The blessing that God has pronounced on you will never become a curse.
How do you have prosperity without adversity? The blessings of the Lord makes rich and adds no sorrow with it. However don’t forget God because he said in Deuteronomy 8 v 17 -18, when prosperity comes when you begin to leave in houses you didn’t build, when you begin to drink from well you didn’t dig, when wealth begins to change hands; don’t begin to say that it is the power of my hands that has got me this wealth.
He said you must remember it is God who gives you power to get wealth. You want his blessing to last? You want his prosperity to be without adversity? Don’t forget God. Don’t forget who is prospering you.
And how do you show him you don’t forget him? You put him first in everything Malachi 3 v 10 he said if you rob him of his tithe he said he will place a curse on you, he said but if you bring all the tithe into his house, he will open the windows of heaven and pour you a blessings so that there won’t be enough room to contain.
Put him first, in Genesis 22 v 1 -18 when God gave a test to Abraham; “I gave you a son in your old age, I know you loved him, let’s find out whether you love him more than you love me.
He said go and sacrifice him to me” Abraham obeyed but before he could kill the boy, God intervened and then God said, because you have done this because you have shown me you feared me more than your son, you put me first, he said I swear your blessing will be irreversible.
When we talk to you about first fruit and you think it is a pastor way of making money you are making a great mistake.
When you put God first he makes sure that your blessing is irreversible, put him second and then you will see what will follow.
Have told you several stories, there are many, many I could tell you but I will remind you of just one. One young man came to me and said “God has answered your prayers”! I said amen! What happened?
He said one big chief called him in Lagos and said he wants him to sell his house; the house had thirteen flat, twelve of them a regular flat and then a pent house on top.
The chief said all I want is so much money, how much you sell it that is your own look out. He said “Daddy! God has answered your prayers, he said from that deal alone, I am settled for life.
I said “congratulations, thirteen flat?” He said yes, I said good! That means you will give one of the flat to the Church. He said why? I said at least tithe of thirteen could be 1.3 but we can’t have point three of flat. He said this is first breakthrough now, let God wait. Am happy you said ha! But some of you are like that.
A week later he had got a buyer ready to pay far, far higher than what the owner wanted. He asked the chief “where do I pay?” The man said “what are you talking about?” He replied and said “your house that you asked me to sell, I have gotten a buyer; the money is ready now, just tell me where you want me to send the cheque”. The man said “Whatever charm you used on me has been destroyed who told you I want to sell my house?”
When we talk about tithe some of us thinks ten percent is too much to give to God, wait till you compare ninety percent of something to hundred percent of nothing. The blessing that will last forever, may the Almighty God give you in Jesus name.
Number two; Promotion without possibility of demotion, it is better never to have been promoted than to have reached the top and then be demoted. We have several examples; King Saul in 1 Samuel 15 v 1 -30 King Saul was a nobody until the Almighty God grabbed him and turned him to a king; he became a king and stopped obeying God. God said fine, I made you a king; I will remove you as king.
You know many at times when we read 1 Samuel 2 v 8 we love to quote verse 8 the Almighty God is able to pick up a beggar from the dunghill and raise up until he begins to seat among princes. I always say to my friends why you don’t read verse 7, verse 7 comes before verse 8. It says the Almighty God raises up and he brings down, he can lift up one and bring down another, the bible says promotion comes from God.
1 Samuel 2 v 7-8 he raises one and brings down another, verse 8 says he then picks up a beggar from the dung hill and makes him to seat among princes. Don’t forget who promote you.
If you don’t forget your promoter then you can stay forever on top. Consider David for instance, one day David was dancing, praising God, 2 Samuel 6 v 14 -22. he didn’t say because he was a king, so he will dance very gently.
A king must be kingly, David said that is fine, I can be kingly in my palace but when am dancing for God I want to dance. And his wife saw him and said I thought you are a king? Look at the way you have been dancing, how can you dance like that; like an ordinary man?
You know what David said? “He said I am dancing for the one who made me king. He said woman! You haven’t seen anything yet, I am dancing for the one who took the kingdom from your father and gave it to me. I have not dance yet, you wait and see what will follow.
One day the Almighty God said to David, in 2 Samuel 7 v 1 16 God said “David your kingdom shall be forever, he said you will never lack somebody to seat on your throne”. Am sure you know that today Jesus Christ is called the son of David, the King of kings himself. David got that position because he didn’t forget the one who made him King.
When I got born again I was already a lecturer at the university of Lagos, and I realized how close to hell I was, with all my academic knowledge; I saw the goodness of God in my life so I just though what can I do , at least to show this God publicly that I appreciate what he has done for me, so I got permission from my father in the Lord that at least once a year during the convention, they will allow me to sing, dance and recite EWI (Yoruba poetry) that is the origin of Ewi during the convention.
When I became the General Overseer somebody came to me and said you are our father now, there are things little children should do. He said when you are an elder, you must sit down like an elder, let your children do the singing you seat down, I said thank you very well. As long as my two legs can carry me, as long as my voice can still be heard; I will sing, I will dance for the one who made me the General overseer.
I will praise Him, I don’t know about you, but is there anyone here who will praise Him forever?
Sometime ago I was abroad in a world conference, big men of God all over the world was there and they invited a small man like myself and I went with my tambourine and one of the big preacher came to me and said “what are you doing with a tambourine, you are not an ordinary member of the choir, you are suppose to be the general overseer, is that not what they called you?. Lord have mercy!
Brethren when I became General Overseer; the staff of the Bible College I think we were about three, there was one man who was the principal, I was coming in as an additional teacher and another fellow.
Today by the grace of God in Nigeria alone, the staff of the Bible College, full time and part time is more than five hundred. Now you ask me not to praise God, and you ask me not to bless God, do you think am crazy? Is there anybody here who wants to be great forever? Jump on your feet and let me hear you shout a big halleluiah!
Promotion without demotion; don’t forget the one who has promoted you. Don’t forget.
Deliverance without relapse, we are talking about good success, deliverance without relapse. It is a terrible thing for someone to have been delivered before and then we say the thing relapsed.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said i observed the way you praised me. He said “I will make sure you always have something to praise me about”.
Thank you daddy.
He said there is someone here tonight, he said in future when they talk about from grass to grace they will use you as an example.
Thank you father!
He says in particular there is someone here, urine just comes out of your private part you can’t control it. You just keep on urinating; if you laugh you urinate, if you cough you urinate, he asked me to tell you he has taken care of that.
Matthew 12 v 43 -45 Jesus Christ said if an unclean Spirit goes out of a man, he will be going through the dry places looking for somewhere to rest.
If he can’t find a place he will say let me go and check my old house, when he went back and found the old house empty, then he would said I met some evil spirit while going, they too have no house, then he will go and bring seven of them and he said the end of the man will be worse than the beginning.
I pray for every one of us that God has delivered from forces of darkness, our deliverance will be permanent in Jesus name.
But what do I do, so that my deliverance will be permanent?
Ask Mary Magdalene Luke 8 v 1 -3 when God set Mary Magdalene free, she became a divine treasurer. What she uses to serve the devil before, she now use it to serve the Lord.
Ask the mad man of Gedaren Mark 5 v 1 – 20 the bible says after God set him free, he came to Jesus and say I will go with you everywhere. Jesus Christ said no! Go and advertise me. Do you know that those who are always advertising Jesus Christ never get into bondage? If God sets you free and you keep on telling other people about him, He will make sure that you remain free.
What about healing without any leftover; many at times, when you go to the hospital for a particular hospital problem, that problem may be solved but there are almost invariably some side effects.
I used to be a victim of malaria fever and I had an uncle who was a very good doctor, he’s gone to be with the Lord now. He will tell me “for your fever take this, take this and this and I will take it and the fever will go.
But then later on I will have a little bit of stomach discomfort and I will go to him, fever is gone but what about this stomach discomfort. And he will say that is the side effect of the medicine you have taken, but there is a God who can heal you without any side effect, he will give you permanent healing today in the name of Jesus Christ.
In 2 kings 5 v 1 – 14 when God healed Naaman, the bible said his skin returned to him as that of new baby, there was no scars left, no signs at all that he ever had leprosy. There is a God who can guarantee that once he heals you, you will remain healed. Exodus 15 v 26 says i am the Lord that heals thee.
If you will hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, to observe and to do all that he commands you he said he will make sure no disease will come upon you.
It is possible to healed and remain healthy forever and I am praying for all of us who are here tonight; in the mighty name of Jesus Christ after tonight no more pain, no more ache in Jesus name.
But take the example of Naaman; how come this man who was a leper was cleanse so much that his skin is like that of a new born baby, I mean this man came as a leper, he went home glowing like a new born baby.
What do we noticed about him?
Number one, He humbled himself before God; initially when they say go and wash in Jordan. He was angry and he was going home angry (what is wrong with this person, I thought he will come out, lay his hands upon me and call upon the name of his God).
Many of us wants to dictate to God how we want to be healed; some of us come and say unless the G.O lays his hands on me, I won’t be healed. Sorry!
That is not the way God does his things, the bible says he sent his word and his word heal them. As his word is coming to you now, be healed in Jesus name.
Number two, he followed instruction to the letter; “deep yourself seven times” at the sixth time he still came up a leper until the seventh time.
Anytime you want to do anything for God, follow instructions! For example; when you want to give God an offering, God says he loves a cheerful giver, if you can’t give cheerfully, don’t give at all. If you do, there will be no returns.
That is why when you hear its offering time, wise people, people who knows how God operate begins to rejoice because God loves a cheerful giver. God is not a beggar, follow instruction to the letter.
And then after he was healed , he came back to testify, he came back to the man of God and said look at me; I was a leper when I was going, look at me now, I am well.
When we say it is testimony time, it is amazing how few people came forward, we those who comes forward are many by comparison to other places. But there are hundreds of thousand, who has received miracles from God who had never testified. It is when you testify that God put a seal on your miracle so that the enemy can never steal it from you.
He came back to testify and he told the man of God, for the rest of my life I will serve this God
You want your healing to be permanent, humble yourself, follow instruction to the letter, testify and of cause serve God till the end.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, he said you will understand. He said the Lion that is trying to choke you shall die this month.
John 5 v 2 – 14 You remember the story of the man who was sick for thirty eight years, when Jesus healed him, he told him go and sin no more else something worse will happen. You want your healing to be permanent? Go and sin no more.
And then what about victory without a defeat, victory is no good if it is going to be followed by defeat, victory loses its value if its followed by defeat. There used to be a boxer and I am telling you, nobody wants to be called ex champion, the best thing is to be called the undefeated champion, and I decree to you in the name that is above every other names, for the rest of your life you will be undefeated champion.
Look at the example of Joshua in Joshua 6 v 20 he led the children of Israel, they shouted, they made just one shout and the well of Jericho fell. Then we got to Joshua 7 and they came against just one small town called Ai and the people of the town chased them and slaughtered 46 of them. Joshua who was lifting himself high was shouting; there is nobody like me, God you are great, he fell on his face because when victory is followed by defeat, victory loses its value.
So what do I do so that I will be victorious all the time?
Number one; make sure that you are not your own enemy, because the most dangerous enemy of all is when you are your own enemy. I have always told us Romans 8 v 31 says if God be for us, who can be against us.
When we ask that question everybody says nobody, until one day I said to my children, let’s open the bible where is nobody written? All that the bible says is who can be against us question mark? That means the question was not answered and the reason the question was not answered is because if God be for you the devil cannot be against you; resist the devil and he will flee from you. If God be for you demon cannot be against you; you are to cast out demons.
If God be for you herbalist cannot be against you; because every weapon fashioned against you shall not prosper. But if God be for you and you are against yourself, then God have mercy. And as I have always told you before you sing that beautiful song, let God arise and let his enemy be scattered , find out that you are not one of the enemies, because when he arises; all his enemies will scattered.
You see we love to quote the bible, we quote the section that is beautiful for us and we forget the underlining principle.
Maybe one of the reason God trained me as a mathematician before calling me into the ministry, is because he know I will know that formulas only work when they satisfy certain conditions, so when I come across Deuteronomy 28 v 7 he says the enemy that rises against you shall be smitten before your face, they shall come against you in one way they shall flee seven ways.
Beautiful passage! but is there any condition for that ? the condition is in verse 1; if you, the one that God is going to fight for, if you will hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God to observe and to do all that he commands you, then any enemy that comes against you will be smitten before your face. They come against you in one way they see God behind you and they flee seven ways.
Many times I had prayed my wife and I, we had fasted we have prayed for some people and when we don’t get the answer we want we begin to query God. Father what else can anybody do? And God will say my children you don’t know all the story; the fellow you are praying for is not who you think he is.
I will tell you one story; one very important chief somewhere in this state was sick and his friend, very close friend of his came to me and said please, he is a very good man; he has built a church for the town, he has done this, he has done that come and pray for him so he will be well. So I went, sir “are you a Christian?”, he said “I have been a Christian before your mother was born”. “Have you really surrendered your life to Jesus?” He said look at that church, I built that one, there is another one over there I built that one.” “That is not what I am asking for, are you a Christian?” So he said “I am a Christian”. I said “yes sir”.
So I prayed, a week later I went, no improvement at all. So I said I know what I will do; I took two of my prayer partners and I sent them to the place.
And I said I want you to stay there for seven days, the water you are going to drink there take it from home, no food, no drink from his house. Fast and pray for him. They fasted and prayed after seven days I went to check, no improvement.
I said I know what I will do, I will handle this case myself personally, I will fast I will pray nonstop for 21 days until he gets well. Then God spoke to me and said “son, if you want to fast it’s alright. Fasting is good for you but don’t fast for this man because you will be wasting your energy. But “Lord why?”
He says ask him the following questions and God gave me seven questions to ask him, the man who claims to be a Christian; how many secret society people do you belong to? How many people have you killed? I said “God, How can I ask these questions?” God said “ask. You are the one who wants to fast for twenty one days”.
I went to him and say “I am sorry sir, its God who asked me to ask these questions…” by the time I got to the seventh question, he asked me to go away that he will send for me. The next information I got from him is that I should never come back there. Of cause I never went back.
You want a miracle from God? Hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God. To observe and to do all that he commands you.
I traveled last month and I saw a notice in front of a church and it says “The Ten Commandment Is Not A Multiple Choice” you know the meaning of that? God did not say choose any one of the ten, you are to obey all.
When you obey all, then the enemies that comes against you becomes the enemy of God and God knows how to handle his own enemies.
What about anointing that will never run dry; it is better never to be anointed, than to have an anointing that will run dry. Anointing is wonderful, Isaiah 10 v 27 says anointing destroys yoke, anointing makes you untouchable.
The Lord said there is somebody here, he said wherever you go people you have never met before looks at you strangely; you can see the way they are looking at you and you feel uncomfortable, he said this is because the enemy has put a mark on you, he asked me to tell you, he has erased the mark.
Anointing makes you untouchable 2 Kings 1 v 9 -12 when the enemies came and they said they wanted to arrested Elijah, he roasted them. And if the enemy says there have grabbed you, they can’t hold you Judges 15 v 14 – 15.
When they brought Samson bound to the Philistine and the anointing of God came upon him the fire of God destroyed every yoke and it is a thousand of the enemies that perished. But if anointing dries up then the anointed becomes a victim in the hand of the enemy Judges 16 v 18-21.
When Samson lost his contact with God, the enemy took him and pluck out his eye, I pray for every one of you here tonight, the anointing of God upon your life will never run dry in Jesus name.
How do I make sure that my anointing will never run dry?
All you have to do is to stay connected to the Almighty God, stay connected to the source of the anointing. Take Elisha for example in 2 King 2 v 1 – 15 everything Elijah did to persuade him to stay back, he said no sir, where ever you go I will go, you are my spiritual father, everywhere you go, I will follow.
No wonder even after he died there was still enough anointing left in the bones of Elisha to raise the dead. It is a terrible thing to have been anointed once and then become ex anointed. That is why I always warn those who are in deliverance ministry in particular; if you go into deliverance ministry, for God sake be Holy because every demon you cast out is going to report you to the devil.
And the devil will say I know, leave him alone now, he is hot but keep watching him, if he ever becomes cold then we will deal with him. The fire of the Almighty God that is surrounding each and every one of you will never go out in Jesus name.
What about salvation; salvation without backsliding, it is better not to be saved than to be saved and then backslide. There is nothing as terrible as an ex Christian.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said he has decided to take you to a level where your present success will be like child’s play.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight; he said very soon your nick name shall be BLESSING.
2 Peter 2 v 20-22 says when somebody has been saved before and he backslide it is as if a dog went back to his vomit, that is a horrible picture. When someone who used to be a child of most high God, you said I will never go back into sin, I will not lie anymore, I won’t fornicate any more, I won’t drink anymore, I am not going to smoke anymore and then you backslide and go back to those things he said it is like a dog and after some time he says vomit is food.
That is why David cried, David knew the pain of someone who has lost salvation Psalm 51 v 12 one of the things he cried for is that “restore unto me the joy of thy salvation.” The Devil knows how to deal with a backslider.
When you read Luke 15 v 11 -24 it tells you the story of a prodigal son which is a classical example of a backslider. Initially the boy was having a wonderful time but the joy of the backslider will never last, very soon adversity came, all friends turned against him.
He wanted to eat the food given to pigs they wouldn’t even allow him that was how bad things got before he decides to return to his father. I pray that every backslider will come back to Jesus tonight in Jesus name.
What do I do so that I will never, never backslide? Philippians 2 v 12 says you are to work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Whatever you do brother, whatever you do sister, don’t lose your salvation.
Whatever the temptation the devil will bring your way, tell the devil “I cannot afford to lose my salvation. Colossian 3 v 1 – 4 says focus on things above not things beneath, seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and every other things will be added, and please if you don’t want to lose your salvation , keep wining souls. John 15 v 1 -2 Jesus Christ said I am the vine my father is the husband man, I am the vine you are the husband man, every branch that does not bears no fruit, he takes away.
There is a backsliding that can never be healed. This is the backsliding caused by God himself, God is constantly watching every child of God. Are you winning souls? You have been born again for one year; how many souls have you won. You have been born again for ten years, how many souls have you won?
One day God is going to say this fellow is a fruitless branch cut it off. When God is the one who cut off somebody, nobody can replant. That is why I thank God for those of you who went out on the 2nd June to win souls, may God bless you mighty in Jesus name.
But don’t go out only one day; make soul wining your life style. Let’s do it every day, let us find at least a day in the month when will all go out and win souls, those who are constantly wining souls never backslide. And those who don’t win souls, sooner or later they will backslide.
We are talking about good success, we are talking about prosperity without adversity, we are talking about healing without scar, we are talking about deliverance without a relapse, we are talking about the blessing of the Lord that makes rich and add no sorrow, we are talking about promotion with the possibility of demotion, we are talking of all the victories God can give you so that so that you can be forever an undefeated champion.
We are talking about anointing that will never run dry, we are talking about salvation without backsliding.
Good success, but the Journey to Good Success begins when you surrender your life to Jesus, because Philippians 4 v 13 says I can do all things through Christ which strengths me.
If only I have Christ, I can succeed and keep on succeeding forever and ever, because he will keep on supplying the strength.
That is why if you have not yet given your life to Jesus Christ, you better do so tonight. You cannot begin to succeed and desire Good success if you have not given your life to Jesus Christ.
So if you are here and you have not yet given your life to Jesus Christ come and do so now. If you are a backslider come back to him now, he will restore you this time and the restoration will be permanent. So if you want to give your life to Jesus or you are a backslider and you want to be restored back to him, come forward now.
As you come ask Him to be merciful unto you, ask him to safe your soul, ask him to be merciful unto you. The rest of us, let us pray for this people that the savior who saved our souls, will save their souls also, pray that God will wash them clean in his blood and wash away all their sins.
Pray that the Almighty God himself will write their names in the book of life and give them a brand new beginning, intercede for them. If you are a backslider, call on God to restore you fully, tell him to help you return to full fellowship with him…
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed, Almighty God I want to bless your holy name. Thank you on behalf of these your children who have come forward tonight. I want to thank you because your word is forever settled, you said in your word, that who so ever will come unto you, you will in no wise cast out, they have come to you now father, please receive them in Jesus name.
Forgive them in Jesus name, have mercy on them in Jesus name, your blood that cleanses from all sin, let it wipe away all their sins in Jesus name. Even as you are saving their souls now, father, please write their names in the book of life and don’t let them ever go back into the world in Jesus name.
Every backslider among them, restore fully in Jesus name. I pray that from now on anytime they call upon you, you will answer them in Jesus name. Thank you my father and my God in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen
From now on by the grace of God I will be praying for you, very soon you will be receiving miracles, including miracles you didn’t even ask for, and then you will know somebody must be somewhere praying for you and that somebody will be me. That is why I need your names, your address and your prayer request (Please drop them with the counselors)
Tonight we are going to pray because one of the ways of achieving success is by asking God for it; and I have some points I want you to pray about, tonight we are praying for one hour solid nonstop and when you hear the prayer points am sure you want to pray too
1. Praise Him; because we are not in any way better than those who had died since the beginning of the year, it is by the mercy of God that we are not consumed. That you are still alive it means God has not finish with you yet
2. Father; from now on, let me please you in all my ways.
3. Father; please give me the grace to win souls nonstop for you
4. Father; don’t let my life be a waste
5. Father; let my success be steady and continuous.
6. Father, let me be the best any human being can be for you.
7. Any enemy sitting on my progress and breakthrough, uproot tonight.
8. Any enemy pretending to be a friend, finish him off
9. Father; please smile on me this month
10. Father, command your blessings upon me, my family, your church and my nation.
11. Father; all who wishes me well let them also enjoy good success.
12. Father; increase your anointing on me and all your disciples here tonight.
13. Father; please let the G.O keeps succeeding.
14. Individual request.
Make sure you praise him generously before you continue with other points.
… In Jesus might name we have prayed.
The almighty God will answer all your prayers, for the rest of your life your ways will please God.
The grace to win souls the Almighty God will release upon you. Your life will not be a waste. Your success will be rapid, your success will be steady, your progress will be continuous, and anyone sitting on your success shall be uprooted.
Anyone trying to block your way to the top shall be uprooted. Every enemy pretending to be friend, God will deal with all of them.
The Almighty God will smile on your this month, he will command his blessings upon you, he will command his blessings upon your family, he will command his blessing upon your church, he will commands his blessings upon your nations. All those who wish you well, it will be well with them.
Those who want you to succeed, they too will succeed, you will be the best anybody can be for God. The anointing of God upon your life will never dry up, it shall be well with you, God will answer all your prayers, this month will be a month of testimonies, so shall it be and together we shall grow. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
If you receive that let me hear you shout halleluiah!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
COME UP HIGHER
10th of August, 2012
Let’s lift our voices to the Most high God, and bless His holy name, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, there is no one like Him.
Surely He is the Most high God, the miracle working God, the Almighty, the all sufficient God, the great provider, the great physician, the God of all flesh, with whom nothing shall be impossible, bless His holy name.
You are worthy to be praised my father, you are worthy, what a wonderful God you are…
in Jesus mighty name we worship.
Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father, please pay special attention to me tonight. Speak to me directly…
in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to him say Father, let the tide turn in my favor tonight…
in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Hosanna in the highest, Hosanna in the highest 2ce
The angels are singing Hosanna in the highest.2ce
Hosanna to my Jesus, Hosanna to my Jesus 2ce
The angel are singing, Hosanna to my Jesus
Hosanna to the Almighty, Hosanna to my Jesus 2ce
The angel are singing, Hosanna to my Jesus 2ce
Thank you Father, Father we just want to say thank you, King of kings, Lord of lords we worship you. We bow before you.
Thank you for sixty years of favor, thank you for sixty years of love, thank you for sixty year of kindness, thank you for sixty years of your favor, thank you for your sixty years of your mercy, thank you for your sixty years of your patience, thank you for sixty years of your faithfulness, glory be to your holy name Lord, accept our worship in Jesus name.
Tonight, Ancient of days, our God in ages past, our Hope for years to come, Christ in us the Hope of glory, our yesterday, our today, our tomorrow, be glorified in Jesus name.
In the life of everyone here tonight and all those who are listening to us by radio, by television, on the Internet all over the world tonight Lord, do something new. Do something glorious, do something miraculous, do something divine, do something you have never done before, take every one of us higher in Jesus name.
At the end of everything, please take all the glory and give us the blessings.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen. Let someone shout halleluiah!
As of 6.25pm the number of babies born during this convention has risen to sixty eight (68).
PRAYER FOR AUGUST CHILDREN
Father, I want to thank you for your children born in the month of August, the eight month is the month of new beginnings. In the life of all these your children, let there be new beginnings; new beginnings of joy, new beginnings of success, new beginning of promotions, new beginning of mighty testimonies, new beginning of a closer work with God, let it be well with them, and give them many more years of useful service for the Lord, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
August children shout halleluiah!
I ask God for seventy thousand children and I have been keeping record, the number of children born in Redeemed Christian Church of God at the beginning of this convention we already got sixty thousand nine hundred and seventy nine (60,979) and I know the rest will come. One thing I want to ask God for tonight is to increase from 70,000 to 100,000.
As usual September will be a special Holy Ghost service for those who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb, so if you have any relative or friend, tell them about the special Holy Ghost service coming up next month for those who are believing God for children.
The topic next month is A GLORIOUS GENERATION. That means the children God will release next month, they are going to form a glorious generation. So next month there will be no Shiloh hour.
Another thing I love as I love children is marriages. In Nigeria alone, between August last year and now we conducted eleven thousand one hundred and sixty two (11,162) weddings. That tells you that the Lord is doing marvelous things among our youths.
As part of the faithfulness of God to The Redeemed Christian Church of Good, we have also been able to enter into thirteen new nations.
So that as at tonight, The Redeemed Christian church of God is in a little more than one hundred and sixty (160) nations of the world. We still have a long way to go because by the grace of God we must be in all nation of the world very soon. Please keep praying for us.
I have one special request tonight, each time we come to the convention and I see so many people sleeping in the auditorium my heart bleed. Yes I know that the auditorium is a good place to sleep.
if they will allow me, I will come and sleep here because anointing is here, the amount of prayers prayed here; means every bit of this soil is charged with power, but at the same time, if there can be rooms for people to sleep in it will be good, I know that is impossible considering the crowd.
There are houses and houses here on this camp and we are not stopping, we are building dormitories but I want us to do much, much more. I would love to see at least 2000 rooms added to the ones we have between now and next year. Not only can people go there to sleep during the convention, but any time we have a programme, here where people can get just a bed.
So if you would love to help me in that regard, please do something about it, just write your cheque to The Redeemed Christian church of God and call it dormitory project, any amount is ok no matter how little, at least it will buy a block. Please help me so that between now and next year Dormitories containing at least 2000 rooms. God will build house for you in Jesus name.
Finally before I go into the word of God, some people are in the habit of giving Cheques that they know will be return as offering. That is not good, how can you give God a cheque that you know will be returned? If you don’t have anything to give, no problem He knows. But don’t give something that you know it is not going to produce money. The Lord will bless you in Jesus name.
John 5 v 2-9 I want to read a story to you there. In accordance with our theme COME UP HIGHER.
John 5 v 2 -9 “Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porches, in this lay a great multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered waiting for the move of the waters; for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool and stirred up the water and whoever then first after stirring up the water, stepped in was made well from whatever disease with which he was afflicted.
A man was there who had been ill for thirty eight years, when Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had already been a long time in that condition, he said to him, do you wish to get well? The sick man answered Him, “sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, but while I a coming, another steps down before me” Jesus said to him “get up, pick up your pallet and walk” immediately the man became well and picked up his pallet and began to walk. Now it was the Sabbath on that day.”
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, he said on order to prove to you that he is the Lord of host; he said he will use your enemies to promote you.
The Lord says there is some one here tonight, he said you have many ambitions, very great ambitions but because of the way things have gone, it look as if they will never be fulfilled, the Lord asked me to tell you, leave that to me.
The Lord asked me to tell you, today will mark the beginning of days to you.
There was this man who was lying down helpless, waiting for the angel to come. The angel has come 38 times and this man has got nothing out of it because somebody smarter, quicker had robbed him of his success.
But one day unexpectedly, his jubilee came because Jesus walked to him looked at him where he was on the ground and said “come up Higher” and immediately the man who had been lying down helpless, jumped up completely whole.
Somebody is going higher today in Jesus name.
One of the preachers who had preached before me, he made some very important points that I thought maybe he spied my notes, only I know there is no way he could have done that.
He said come up higher could be either of two things, it could be an invitation; like Jesus said come ye to me all ye that labored and are heavily laden. And I will give you rest, or it could be a command. Come up higher, just like God said let there be light and there was light, he went further to say that the one who is going to ask you to come up higher, must be somewhere at least higher than you and today God is the one who is calling us to come higher and we all know that according to Psalm 91 v 1 the one who is calling us to come higher is called the most high. Ecclesiastes 5 v 8 calls him the one who is higher than the highest, so the one who is inviting us to come up higher surely is higher than all of us.
Not only that the One who is inviting you to come up higher must have the ability to help you climb. In case you want to come higher but you cannot do so, he must have the ability to help you come.
Because when Jesus said to this man, get up , take your bed and walk. The Bible says immediately he was made whole and the fellow, who is asking you to come up higher, must have the power to deal with those forces trying to hold you down.
I want to thank God for all the testimonies we have heard tonight, I have heard testimonies in my life, I heard some tonight, I heard some yesterday, I heard of a pregnancy that came after six month and the baby is hundred percent normal as if not premature.
I have heard of a testimony now of a couple that the husband said you ask how many baby do you want, and she said let’s ask for three and the husband says I agree, and they brought the triplet to show us.
I have heard the testimony now of bullet passing through the front of the dress and coming out of the back of the dress and leaving the body alone. I have seen that one.
I’m saying that to say the God who is calling you to come up higher, he is the one who said in Jeremiah 32 v 27 he said behold I am the God of all flesh, is anything too hard for me?
So I am believing God that God who has called you to come up higher, will help you to reach the top in Jesus name.
Of course Jesus said to that man come up higher and the man says I am not interested that he wants to remain on the ground, he would have remained on the ground, so if you are going to come up higher, you must be willing to come up higher, you must obey the one who commands you to come up higher because the word of God says in Isaiah 1 v 19 he said if you are willing and obedient then you shall eat the good of the land.
When God calls you to come up higher, you must have faith in the God who is calling you to come up higher because Heb 11 v 6 says without faith it is impossible to please God. And mark 9 v 23 says if you can only believe, all things are possible to him that believes.
When God calls you to come up higher, you must make the necessary efforts to go higher. Even if all the efforts you are going to make are prayers, you must pray a determined prayer, until you find yourself on top.
I’m believing God for all of you who are listening to me tonight; before the sun rises you will be higher.
Everybody knows that life is in levels. There are all manners of level, for example there is the level of the poor, there is the level of the comfortable, there is the level of the rich, there is the level of the wealthy, there is the level of the prosperous, there is the level of the flourishing.
I don’t know which level you are today but in the name that is above every other name, levels will change tonight.
Let’s look at the story of this man; Jesus stood by him. The Great physician, the One who has never been sick, the One who does not know sickness said to this man “come up higher” come out of sickness!
I want to appeal to you tonight, that you put yourself in the same position as this man, because if you listen to me carefully when I was reading the story to you. The name of the man was not mentioned, in other words, the man could be you, so God is saying to you tonight, come out of sickness.
Is there any one here that is sick tonight, in the name that is above every other name. You will come out of sickness in Jesus name.
Now there are levels when we are talking about health, there is the level of the sick, there is the level of those who have been healed, there is the level of those who are healthy, that some people don’t even know what is called headache, and then there is the level of those who if they touch you at all you will be healed; they have the healing touch.
They are not just healthy; they carry the healing virtue. So even if you are not sick and you are healthy, you can go higher, you can get to that level, where whoever you shake hand will receive healing.
We just finished our America convention and one of the testimonies there, was that last year, some people came for prayers and because they were many, I just prayed for all of them, and they moved out, after I have prayed for them, I got up to go elsewhere, as I was walking by, the spirit just directed me to one man and I greeted him and shook hands with him and I left, I didn’t know his problem, but he came with cancer.
I shook hand with him he returned this year to come and give his testimony that the cancer disappear.
I pray for all of you who are listening to me, that sickness, that disease, that the doctor says it’s incurable, next month you will testify that your sickness disappeared.
So there is the level of the healing touch, and then there is the level of the healing handkerchiefs Act 19 v 11-12 tells us that from the body of Paul, handkerchiefs and Apron were taking to the sick and they were healed and the devil departed from them, that is a level. You can move to that level. And then of course there is the level of the healing voice. You just speak the word and healing takes place.
How many testimonies to that effect, I can tell you many but I want you to be the next one to testify.
That in the name that is above every other names, even as you are hearing me now, be healed in Jesus name.
And then you can move from the healing voice to the healing shadow Act 5 v 14 – 16 tells us that the shadow of Peter was healing the sick, that is a level. You can move from the sick to the healed, to the healthy, to the one with the healing touch, to the one with the healing handkerchief, to the one to the healing voice, to the one with the healing shadow. Which level do you want? Because God is calling you to come up higher.
This man have been sick for thirty eight years, you don’t need to be there to know that his wealth has dwindled year after years for thirty eight years. But the Lord that own all things stood by him and said come out of poverty.
And I’m repeating tonight as the representative of the most high God, there is some one here tonight, you will come out of poverty.
I have already told you there are levels, the poor, the comfortable, then the rich. The rich people are those who save money, the wealthy are those who put money in fixed deposit. They just give you one hundred million and say keep it for three years, I will come for it later. And there are those who are prosperous and there are those who are flourishing, there are those who lends to nations.
I pray for someone here tonight, even if you are poor right now, one day very soon you will be lending to nations.
When we read about somebody like Solomon in 2 Chronicle 1 v 15, a man who treated silver like ordinary stones. That is some kind of money! And I know there are people here tonight, it’s not that they want money just for the fun of it, they want to do the work of God.
There are people who want to build churches. We need a new auditorium, because those who are outside the auditorium now are almost more than those who are inside. Thank God it’s not raining so we need a bigger auditorium.
May I prophesy to somebody here tonight, that in the name that is above every other names, you will be one of the ten that will build the new auditorium.
The reason I said one of the ten is because I have to include myself and my wife and one or two of my friend, so the rest of you can struggle for the remaining number.
I decree in the name that is above every other name, none of you will die poor.
Jesus stood beside this man, this nameless man, so low so unimportant that they didn’t bother to mention his name, because among the Jews if you are important, if you come from a good home, they will mention your name and the name of your father.
If your family doesn’t matter, they will mention your name and they won’t bother to mention the name of your father.
But this man was so useless that they didn’t even mention his name.
They mentioned the name of Bartimeaus the son of Timeaus even though he was a beggar they still mention his name and the name of this father but this man was so useless that they didn’t mention his name,
But the great Promoter stood beside him and said come up higher.
As the Lord lives I prophesy to someone here tonight, nobody may know you now but before you die the world will celebrate you.
Because the God who is asking you to come up higher, is the God who picked Abraham who was completely unknown until God intervened.
In Genesis 12 v 1 -3, God just said to Abraham, the son of an idol worshipper, unknown and said to him “now I have decided to have mercy on you, I will bless you, I will make you great, I will turn you to a blessing, I will bless those who bless you, I will curse those who curses you and through you shall all the nation of the earth be bless.
That God of Abraham is here tonight and he is going to come to somebody and he will say you, Nobody knows you now, nobody knows your father you don’t matter, you don’t count but by this time next year, the world will already be celebrating you. If you are the one say it is me oh Lord!
When we talk about greatness, there are levels; Abraham was great, his son was very great, his grandson was exceedingly great.
There are levels of greatness! You may be great already, God is saying come up higher, let’s make you very great, you may be very great already , God is saying come up higher, let’s make you exceedingly great.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, the Lord he is already in the mouth of the lion, he says he will rescue him.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, he said you have known joy before but it was for a brief moment, he asked me to tell you, the joy I am about to give you will Last forever,
Thank you father! The Lord said there is someone here who has several boils in your private parts and they just refused to heal, the Lord asked me to tell you, you can check they are already gone.
Thank you father! The Lord says there is someone here tonight; he said a major breakthrough slipped through your hand, the Lord asked me to tell you, “I will give you a bigger one”
Occasionally he says something that is so sweet that I I want to take it myself before tell in you.
The Lord said there is someone listening to me now, he says in your desert a stream bubble up and it will rapidly become a big river.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight; he said for the rest of your life, your song will be it is raining all over me.
So the Lord stood beside this helpless man. The Help of the helpless stood beside this helpless man, because this man said I have nobody to help me, and He said to him come up higher, there is nobody to help you but the Helper of the helpless has come, let’s change your level from failure to success. From Success to great success, from great success to frightening success.
You know it is possible for God to make you so successful that you will become so afraid, read Luke 5 v 1 -11 peter fished all night caught nothing, Jesus stepped into his boat, told him where to throw the net, he did, caught so much fish, two boats began to sink and he became afraid.
Once in a while God will give you a miracle and you will think you are dreaming.
I decree tonight that the next time you are sharing your testimony, you will tell everybody that three days after the miracle happened, you still thought you are dreaming, so shall it be in Jesus name.
But not only is this man helpless the man said for thirty eight years, as I was moving towards my destiny, thirty eight different people stole miracles before I could get there, somebody had taken it.
And the Lord of host said come up higher, no more defeat.
I pray for you tonight that the Lord of Host will arise for you.
Because we don’t have the time I could have showed you we have different level of victories; we have victory, we have great victory, we have victory without a fight, we have a victory that will frighten the victor.
God will fight for you.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, he said from now on, three words shall no longer be in your dictionary; failure, defeat and agony.
The Lord asked me to tell you a story because there is something he wants to say; when we were in the very first auditorium, several years ago, I was preaching like this God said that there was someone in the crowd that the fellow was going to have three financial breakthroughs.
God said the first one, hundred percent of it belongs to God, that the second one is to be divided fifty – fifty between God and the fellow and that the third one will wipe out all the debt that the fellow is owing. I announced it.
Some days later a widow came, she is a widow I know very well, she had seventeen mouths to feed and she was heavily in debt not only in Nigeria, the bank in London has been threatening her because of the debt they say the husband is owing.
So she came “daddy I have got the first financial miracle and I have brought it, I said “sister pleases! I know you, I know your problem, if I have money I will give you not take from you.
She looked at me and said” I thought you are my friend? God said there will be three breakthroughs, I have got the first one, you don’t want the second and third to come?
I sad alright, I took the money from her, I kept it. (God bless the preacher who has no faith!) I said I will wait until the second and third comes.
Very soon she came, the second has come, this is fifty percent for Jesus, I kept it, I didn’t touch either of the two, then the third one came, a letter came from the bank in London; we are sorry, we made a mistake, your husband didn’t owe us, we are the one owing your husband.
God went and changed the books and they paid what they say they owe the husband and he cleared all her debts.
Now listening to me carefully, God said there is someone here tonight; he said you are going to have three financial breakthroughs. He said the first one; you can keep it, he said second one 50 percent is your, 50 percent belong to Him, he said the third one is hundred percent for God but after that Get ready to flourish.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight he said there is a wind coming, that will restore all your dry bones.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, he said there are certain hands holding you down he said I will dislocate all of them.
The Lord Jesus Christ stood above this man, the source of all joy stood above this man, he stood above the man who has been sad for thirty eight years, he said come up higher, come out of sorrow.
Do you know God is speaking to someone here tonight and he is saying to you, you shall weep no more.
There are levels of joy; you can move from sad to happy, you can move from Joy to great joy and there is something the bible called exceeding great Joy like you read about in Matthew 2 v 10 and then there is what the bible called Joy unspeakable.
Joy so great you can’t even say it out; you know somebody can be so glad that he will be crying.
Those of you who have not known joy for a long time, beginning from now, you will move from sorrow to joy, from joy to great joy, from great joy to exceeding joy, from exceeding great joy, to joy unspeakable.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight, he said some people will sing of wealth, some people will sing of popularity, he said but I will be your song.
The Lord says there is someone here today; he said very soon, people will talk of your family that ‘this family has found favor with God’.
When God gives you an Invitation you have a choice, you can refuse an invitation, he can say come, you can say I am not coming.
Even when he commands you, you have a choice to obey or to disobey.
But tonight, since you have taken all the trouble to come, don’t refuse the invitation of God. How will I know that I will go higher if I say I am willing? The Bible says the just shall live by faith, you believe it? You will have it. It’s just a matter of faith.
So you are going to pray by faith tonight, I know the altar call has been made earlier on and so many souls has been saved so I thank God for that.
I am going to take it that by the grace of God those God wants to save, He has saved. But we are going to pray some prayers and we are going to pray this prayer by faith and I will remind you of the story of a couple,
Husband and wife came, daddy we have been barren for years, pray for us so that we can have our own children, I said fine, what kind of baby do you want? The husband said boy, the wife said girl and they said it simultaneously. So I smiled and said well in that case we better make it a set of twins, one boy one girl and they said amen, they received it.
Nine month later, set of twins came one boy, one girl. If I say to you tonight, that from this moment onward will be your journey will be constantly upward. Will you receive it?
Lift your voice to the Almighty God loud and clear and say Father change my level tonight… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father, pull me out of the miry clay (of failure, of poverty, of sickness) never to return… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voices to the Almighty God all the forces that have been holding me down all this years in the level of poverty, of failure, father scatter them…. in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Father, all those who have been asking where is my God, show them today, show them right now… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Father, everything that pertains to me Lord, perfect it tonight… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Father I want to thank you tonight for your word, I want to thank you for those who have come forward tonight to give their lives to Jesus, you said whoever comes to you, you will in no wise cast out, they have come to you now, receive them in Jesus name.
Forgive them in Jesus name, cleanse them in your blood in Jesus name, save their souls in Jesus name, write their names in the book of life in Jesus name.
From now on, let them do your will in Jesus name. Father I am committing everybody here tonight, everyone of us, pull us out of the miry clay in Jesus name, take us to the top in Jesus name, don’t let us come down again in Jesus name, all the forces holding us down, scatter them in Jesus name.
Everything that pertain to us perfect tonight, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let somebody shout halleluiah!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
A GLORIOUS GENERATION
7th of September, 2012
Now let’s lift out hands to the Almighty God and bless His holy name, let’s give Him honor, let’s give Him adoration, bless His holy name, He is worthy to be adored, He is worthy to be magnified, praise Him.
Bless Him, lift Him high, give Him glory, give Him honor, and give Him adoration. That He has brought us thus far; let us praise His holy name, magnify His holy name. As we begin our new church year. Let us praise Him, let us magnify Him.
Let’s bless Him for what he did last month, let’s bless Him for what he did in the past church year. Give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration.
He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, He is worthy to be magnified. Praise Him, praise the King of kings and the Lord of Lords. Bless the ancient of days, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy, praise Him.
Give Him glory, give Him honor, there is no one like Him, magnify His holy name. Thank You Jesus! You are worthy to be praised, you are worthy to be adored, you are worthy to be magnified. You are a wonderful God, blessed be your holy name. In Jesus mighty name we have worshiped.
Lift your voice to Him and say Father, make all things new for me today; new health, new strength, new fruitfulness, new joy, new success, new anointing, even a closer walk with you….In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to Him and say Father, in this new church year let me keep climbing higher every day… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to Him and say Father, don’t let me ever return to the valley. don’t let me ever go down, you have moved me out of the valley am on my way to the top, Almighty God don’t let me ever go down… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I want you to pray this with all your heart (all of you who are here and those of you who are listening, either by television or through the internet, pray this prayer with all your heart) say Father, before the end of this month, let there be a shout of joy in my home… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Glory be to God in the highest, amen 2ce
For his mercy endures forever amen 2ce
Glory be to God in the highest, amen 2ce
For his mercy endures forever amen 2ce
Alpha, Omega, the Beginning, the Ending, the One who is, the One who was, the One who is to come, the Ancient of days, our Help in ages past, our Hope for years to come. The Rock of ages himself, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Holy one of Israel, the Unchangeable Lord, the Unchangeable changer, the One who has no beginning who has no ending, the all Sufficient God.
Savior, Healer, Deliverer, Provider, Almighty God, Wonderful, Counselor, Almighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of peace.
Glory be to your holy name. Accept our worship in Jesus name. There is no one like you; you are greater than the greatest, you are better than the best, you are higher than the highest, you are older than the oldest, you are wiser than the wisest, you are richer than the richest, when you open no man can shut, when you shut no man can open.
Glory be to your name forever more, glory be to your name oh Lord, accept our worship in Jesus name.
Father tonight, many of your children are gathered here; many are trusting you for the fruit of the womb. This very month answer them in Jesus name.
Change their sorrow to joy in Jesus name, open their wombs in Jesus name, and everyone of us here and those who are listening to us, across the world, in a way that only you can do it meet all our needs, answer all our prayers by fire, and let our joy overflow, thank you Almighty God, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let someone shout halleluiah!
Tonight we want to talk about the glorious generation Luke 1 v 13 – 17
But the Angel said unto him, “fear not Zachariah, for thy prayer is heard (God will hear the prayer of somebody today) and thy wife Elizabeth shall bare thee a son, and thy shall call his name John. And thou shall have joy and gladness.
And many shall rejoice at his birth for he shall be great in the sight of the Lord; and he shall drink neither wine nor strong drink, and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost even from his mother’s womb. And many of the children of Israel shall return to the Lord their God.
And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the heart of the father to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
Glorious generation, what is the meaning of glory? The word glory is difficult to define, except you define it by finding out what it is not. So we will turn to the book of Proverbs 3 v 35 where the bible says the wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the promotion of fools. Since fools happen to be the opposite of the wise, then shame is the opposite of glory. That is why I am believing God for everyone of you here tonight, anything call shame shall become a stranger to you.
Glory is the opposite of shame. The ingredients of shame, those things that combine one way or the other to produce shame could be; bondage, curses, reproach, failure, defeat and so on and so forth. So the ingredients of glory therefore will be things like anointing, blessings, honor, success, victory etc. All these are ingredients of glory.
And when you go through the scriptures you will find a certain a generation, when we talk about a generation we are talking about a group of people having the same characteristic. When you go through the scripture you will find shameful children, like Cain; the original murderer, children like Esau; who sold his birth right just for a plate of food, children like Gehazi; who had an opportunity to become the most powerful prophet in history but decided to exchange that for a little bit of money, children like Judas Iscariot; who for a thirty piece of silver he trade his Lord, they form a generation, they belong to one group.
That is why you don’t find people naming there children; Cain, or Esau or Gehazi who happens to be the father of all lepers or Judas Iscariot, people don’t like those names.
But when you go through the scripture you will also find another generation, a glorious generations; and you will begin to hear names like Isaac, Joseph, Samson, Samuel, John.
And you find if you mention those names, if I just say is anybody here who is Isaac? You will find many hands. Why? Because this are a glorious generation.
These children, who are in the glorious generation section, have certain characteristics in common, they are all anointed, they all blessed, they are successful, they are all vessels unto honor in the hands of God, they are all victorious.
But they also have one thing in common; all of them where born by parents who had to wait, their parents were originally considered barren before God opened there wombs and out came this glorious generation.
So I have good news for those of you who are here tonight, trusting God for the fruit of the womb. Out of your womb will come a glorious generation.
Let me take some of the characteristics so that you will know what to expect, the children that are going to be born to you, are not going to be ordinary children, they are going to be special, they are going to be a glorious generation.
Every child in the glorious generation group is anointed; take Joseph Genesis 37 v 5 -11 you will find that even when he was young, he was already receiving divine revelations; fantastic dreams of greatness that is almost beyond human comprehension.
But by the time you get to Genesis 40 v 5 – 22… you will discover that he wasn’t just receiving generation for himself he could even interpret the dreams of others. And by the time you get to Genesis 41 v 25 -38 even Pharaoh an Idol worshipping kings said “can we find a man like this; in whom there is the spirit of the Holy God”. Joseph was anointed.
Take Samson as another example, Judges 13 v 2-5 tells us that he was even anointed from the mother’s womb that before he was born at all the anointing of God was already on him, he was so anointed that when Lion came his way, he tore it into two. In Judges 15 v 14-16 when the enemy came trying to destroy, the anointing on him was so mighty he was able to destroy a thousand of them.
Or shall we talk about Samuel; still talking about anointed children, we found in 1Samuel 10 v 1 we found that only was Samuel anointed, he was so anointed that he could anointing a king. Anyone he pours oil upon became a king; in fact he was so anointed that his dress carries tremendous power.
1 Samuel 15 v 25- 29, he turned to go and the king took his dress and the dress torn and he said because you tore my dress, your kingdom is torn away from you. That is the kind of anointing!
So the kind of children you are to expect from this meeting tonight will be highly anointed children.
The children in the glorious generation are blessed children; take Joseph for example in Genesis 39 v 2 -3 the Bible tells us that whatever he touched prospers.
He was so bless that when he came into a house, blessing came into that house.
I want to prophesy to those of you who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb, the baby you are going to bring forth less than one year from now, will bring tremendous blessings to your family.
Or shall we take Isaac, another one of the glorious generation, in Genesis 22 v 15-18 God said I swear, concerning you Abraham I will bless you, but concerning Isaac; I will multiply him, that is the only place in the scripture you will find swearing, in other words he is saying this blessing will never be reversed.
The children that will come out of tonight session will be irreversible blessed in Jesus name.
Thank you Lord!
The Lord says there is a woman here tonight, he said I have spoken to your womb, and it will obey me.
The children in this generation are vessels unto honor in the hand of God, not a single one of these children in the glorious generation was a useless child.
You know there are people who come into this world; they come, they eat, they go to work, they die and that’s all. After they are gone nobody remember them. But some people come into the world and they change the world for the better.
Every child that will be born as a result of tonight’s meeting will be a world changer in Jesus name.
Take Joseph for example in Genesis 50 v 19 -20 he said God use me to preserve the world. At a time when the world as at that time would have perished, God raised up a young man called Joseph who brought preservation to a whole group of people, his family own as well as the whole world.
What about Samuel in 1 Samuel 23 v 19-21 the Bible said because of Samuel God began to appear again in Shiloh, there was a restoration of the presence of God, there was revival.
I am prophesying tonight, that among the children that will be born as a result of tonight’s gathering will be world evangelist in Jesus name.
What about John the Baptist, in John 1 v 19 -23 he described himself as a voice in the wilderness calling on people to prepare the way of the Lord and to make his way straight. A voice!
Am believing God for all of you who are here today that out of your womb will be boys and girls that will be voice to the whole world.
All the children in the glorious generation were successful, not a single failure among them. Isaac in Genesis 26 v 12 -14 was so successful he became the envy of a whole nation.
The whole nation envied him! Joseph, in Genesis 41 v 39-44 became the Prime minister of Egypt. Pharaoh said behold I am pharaoh, only in the throne will I be greater than you, apart from that nobody will be able to do anything without your permission. That is success!
The Lord asks me to tell someone here to shout the biggest halleluiah! You have ever shouted,
the Lord says that mouth has just shouted halleluiah to Him, Will soon be filled with praise and laughter.
In Matthew 11 v 11 we find that John the Baptist
The Lord ask me to assure all of you who are here tonight, he said none of the children conceived this month will be retarded.
In Matthew 11 v 11 the Lord Jesus Christ testified concerning John the Baptist and said of all the children born of a woman in the Old Testament, he said there has never been anyone greater than John the Baptist.
I decree to all of you who are here tonight, that your children will be great, they will be greater than you, and they will be number one among their own generation.
The Lord ask me to tell you the choir, he said he enjoyed your ministration tonight.
But then there is a section of these children born in this glorious generation and that is very important and that is the fact that they are all victorious.
This so important because it will bring encouragement to all of us because every child that is born in this glorious generation is victorious one way or the other.
There are victorious over hopelessness, for example in Genesis 18 v 9-14 when God said to Abraham, that Sarah was going to have a son in nine month, Sarah laughed because she thought the situation was hopeless, but the Almighty God who could have said alright because you laughed I cancelled what I have said, did not change his mind, he says you can laugh as much as you like, Isaac will be born.
All of you who consider your situation hopeless, I have good news for you today, in the name that is above every other names, your Isaac will be born.
There is no hopeless case with God, none at all. Jeremiah 32 v 37 says behold I am the God of all flesh, is anything too hard for me?
The Lord says the fellow that he is talking to will understand, he says that yoke is broken tonight.
In Genesis 37 v 1 – 10 the Bible tells us that the Almighty God cause dry bone to live again, it wasn’t just dead bodies it was dry bones and the bible says they were very dry and yet the Almighty God caused hi servant to prophecy and the dry bones came back to live again. The God who can make dry bone live again can take care of your situation, because even if they say your womb is already dried at least it is not yet dead, and even if they say it is dead.
There is someone who has the power of the resurrection, and that power is going to work for you tonight in Jesus name.
Daddy asks me to tell his people tonight, I will reverse the irreversible.
Even if we stop at this stage and we go home, I believe the job is already done.
The children of this glorious generation are children who overcame doubt, when their parents doubted, God gave hem victory over the doubt.
When the man of God spoke in 2 king 4 v 8 -17 to the Shunamite woman and said you are going to have a son The woman said man of God don’t deceive me, it is too late, but the Almighty God said well whether you doubted me or not, I will do what I will do.
We are not belittling the part of faith, the bible says the just shall live by faith, four times God repeated himself in the bible, ‘the just shall live by faith’ but the same God said in Isaiah 43 v 13 he said I will walk who will let, in order word, I will work who will hinder me? The Almighty God said when I have decided to do something, who are you to stop me?
Every force that may be whispering to you now saying that you are not going to have your own children, the Lord will silence them tonight.
The Bible says clearly in Psalm 33 v 8-9, let the whole earth fear before the Lord, because he spoke and it is done. If God speaks, it doesn’t matter who is doubting, the word of the Lord shall come to past. In Psalm 33 v 11 the Bible says the counsel of the Lord shall stand.
I remember the testimony of one of my sons, he came with his wife he says Daddy pray for us, we are trusting God for the fruit of the womb, that was several years ago. I said what do you want the sex of the child to be?
He looked at me and said “I asked you to pray for us, you have not even prayed you are asking” I said what sex do you want? Then he said “ok a boy”. So I said get ready for a boy.
When he was sharing his testimony he said he left disappointed, because he had thought we will shake and jump up a little bit before the prayer can be answered.
I prophecy to someone here tonight, In the name that is above every other name, whatever sex you want, girl or boy or a set of twins even if you want a triplet receive now in Jesus name.
Children in the glorious generation are victors over doubt; they are also victors over mockers, in Genesis 21 v 1 – 6 Sarah told us that there must have been some people mocking her, who would have thought that Sarah would bear a child that is why she called the name of the children laughter.
There are many of us who have been mocked in the past, but Psalm 115 v 1 – 3 tells us clearly that there might be people who will say where is your God? But then God will tell them I am in heaven and I do as I please.
Everyone who has been asking where is your God, before one year from this moment, they will gather to celebrate with you in Jesus name.
The Lord said there is a woman here; he said the man who has been molesting in your dream will never return.
Daddy says there is a man here tonight, he asked me to tell you, your potency shall be fully restored.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said by this time next year, you will already be in the club of the fruitful.
The Lord said there is someone one here tonight, he said those who deserted you will return to bless you.
Glorious generation, a generation on victors, victorious over enemy known and unknown, many at times when people find themselves in this kind of situation that they have to wait a long time before fruitfulness, it is usually because of an enemy; it could be as a result of an enemy within, it could be an enemy without.
There could be an enemy within, cooperating with an enemy without as you find in the case of Samson in judges 15 v 11- 14. It is the relatives of Samson that handed him over to the Philistine before the Almighty God moved in.
I have told you several stories before, I have told you the story of a woman, but for the sake of those of you who are new just to encourage you that it doesn’t even matter that if the enemy is within, God will take care of that also.
If the enemy is without, God will take care of that also.
Some of you will remember the story of a woman; she got married and she was happy, then one day the mother in law came from the market with a loaf of bread and gave it to the young wife and said eat this and use it and use it to block your womb.
The lady said what kind of joke is this, but innocently she took the bread and eat. And from that day onward, she ceases to menstruate.
Until one day the Almighty God decided to send us to a particular town to hold a program, and she heard that we were coming so she began to fast, that at least that particular program will bring an end to her problem.
The day we were to arrive, she slept in the afternoon and had a dream. In the dream she saw some people dressed like doctors, they came in they laid her on a table operated her, opened her belly and began to pull out a rope, she saw them pulling out a rope and at the end of the rope there was something like a loaf of bread black and they put that thing with the rope in a basin, sowed her back and left. And then she woke up! When she woke up, she woke up trembling but them she noticed that the bed was wet with blood that she was menstruating again.
Whatever the enemy has planted in you that is causing your delay shall be uprooted tonight in Jesus name.
Am sure you know the rest of the story, soon after she became pregnant. The last time I heard from her, if I remember correctly, she already had five children..
Whatever the enemy has stolen from you shall be fully restored tonight in Jesus name.
But now let me spend some time talking to the parent, the parents of the glorious generation, they too have certain characteristics that we need to mention, for example take Abraham, the father of Isaac
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said a bright light is going to shine into your home this month.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said the word excellent will be frequently used to describe you and yours.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said before the end of this year, you will sing;
Glory, glory, halleluiah! Glory, glory praise the Lord,
Glory, glory halleluiah! Glory, glory praise the Lord.
That is settled in Jesus name.
Genesis 15 v 3-6 tells us that when God told Abraham that he was going to be the father of many nations, he believed God.
The father of the one, who is going to be part of the Glorious generation, must be a man of faith. What about the wife who is going to produce this child that will be in the glorious generation, Genesis 18 v 12 the bible shows us clearly that Sarah calls Abraham my Lord.
Submissive wife! the wife who honored her husband, to the extent that she called him my Lord, still reading the same Genesis 18 v 1 – 14 the brother who took the offering this evening, mentioned something along this line.
Those who will be parent of this glorious generation must be feeders of God. Those who feed God, now you may think that means those who give offerings, that might be true but it goes deeper than that, God is not interested in pounded yam, he is not interested in rice or any other food.
His food is to win souls. To do the will of Him that sent me and to finish his work. To win the world to him, that is the meat he wants.
Anyone who is going to be a parent of a glorious generation must be a soul winner, take my word for it. And so if you really mean business that you want to be part of the people who will produce this glorious generation from this moment onward you will take soul wining as a matter of life and death because it is.
What are the characteristic of those who will bring forth this glorious generation: I Samuel 1 v 1-3 the Bible tells us clearly that Elkanah the father of Samuel was a worshipper of God, a committed worshipper of God.
The father of one of these children must be a commited worshipper of God.
I have observed many times that when it comes to worshipping God women are in the fore front, may the Almighty God bless the women.
You can watch us on the altar here, when the music is going on and things are wonderfully going on, you will see the women standing up to dance.
Maybe the men thought that because I am not standing up is a sign to them that they should seat down but they are making a mistake, because the reason why I remain seated is because I am going to stand for a long time.
And many times whether you believe it or not, when I have to come and preach because of several days of fasting, travelling from my seat the altar here takes a lot of strength and energy. It is only that as soon as I get here power comes.
So I seat down reserving the little energy that I have left, so that I have enough energy to work from my seat to the altar, I know once I get to the altar the rest is settled.
I remembered what God said tonight, he said “he was pleased with the choirs tonight”.
I am sure he was also pleased with those who joined them in worshipping him, that one is clear. So I want to encourage you brothers, from now on don’t let the women beat us, lets beat them, we can dance, can’t we? Let the men shout hallelujah!
Elkanah was a committed worshipper of God; don’t forget God says he is seeking for worshipper.
He said God is a spirit they that worship Him, shall worship Him in truth and in Spirit, for the Father seeketh such to worship Him.
Don’t tell me; we are men, we are big so big men should dance gently.
Why don’t you ask David, he was king, he danced until his belly came out of his garment, and that is why the Almighty God said David I promise you there will always be someone from your family on the throne, just because he praised God. Let’s begin to take worshipping God seriously.
And then in 1 Samuel 1 v 12 -13 look at Hannah, the mother of Samuel, while the husband was a committed worshipper, Hannah was a prayer warrior.
Hannah could pray, she prayed so much that even the priest noticed her. When we read these things in the Bible, many at times we don’t get the full impact because we don’t know the details. When people go to Shiloh it is like when people come to our convention.
In Shiloh in those days, the whole nation will gather in one place to worship God, I imagine one person praying in that great crowd and the man of God noticed her. Imagine someone praying in this crowd that the General Overseer would notice her that must have been some serious prayer.
Hannah was a prayer warrior, tonight we are going to have an opportunity to pray, when that time comes I beseech all of us let us pray like we have never prayed before, because even a dead person can feel the presence of God.
God is here tonight, do you believe that? Let me hear your amen loud and clear!
Who is going to be a parent of a child that will belong to the glorious generation? he must be a covenant keeper.
In 1 Samuel 1 v 9- 11, Hannah promised God; she said give me a son and I will give him back to you. In 1samuel 1 v 24-28 she fulfilled her vow, she didn’t say well I have only this one, maybe when I he gives me one I will give him. So let me keep this one, she fulfilled her vow. Covenant keepers!
In Psalm 51 v 15 David said open thou my lips and my mouth shall show forth thy praise. I will want to encourage all of us who are trusting God for one breakthrough or the other, this time am not just talking to those trusting God for the fruit of the womb, let us make this night a covenant night.
A night when we say to the Almighty God and say you solve this problem in my life, the world will hear. You do this for me, I will tell everyone, and then make sure you keep your own side of the covenant because our God is a covenant keeping God.
Finally, those who will produce children that will belong to the glorious generation must be pure, they must be holy, and they must be blameless. Luke 1 v 5 -6 the Bible tells us concerning Zachariah and Elizabeth he said in all things they were blameless.
I have said it before and I keep on repeating it, if you want a miracle and you still don’t want to live holy, then what you want is not a miracle, what you want is magic.
Go to the devil the devil can give you magic. But if you want a miracle from a Holy God you must be prepared to live holy, he said you cannot expect to live in sin and expect grace to abound, God forbid.
You cannot be committing adultery and expect the Almighty God to answer your prayer for the fruit of the womb.
How many times will I tell you the story of the one who said she wanted a child, she came and we prayed and she came back and said nothing happened? I said what’s happening? you prayed and nothing happened?
And God said ask her how many boyfriends has she bedside the husband and she said six. Only six! One husband 6 boyfriend, if God were to answer her prayer how would we know who is the father?
Anyone who wants a miracle from God must be willing to live holy. When we talk about fruitfulness, we are not just talking about the fruit of the womb, we can be talk about fruitfulness in your place of work, we can be talking about fruitfulness in your business, we can be talk about fruitfulness in your ministry, fruitiness in several areas.
Fruitfulness in Academic; it is one thing to study, is it another thing to pass, I have been a student before so I know; I know it is possible to be a very good student and study very hard and get to the examination hall and blank out.
I know because it has happened to me before, I have never been a poor student by any standard, I remember one occasion clearly, I had study very hard and I know the subject.
I got to the examination hall, it was eight questions answer any five, I read the first , the second, the third, the eight and there is not a single one I could recognize, I was about to pick up my answer sheet and walk out of the hall, when something said to me seat down.
And I wasn’t even born again then, but God who knew the future decided to be merciful unto me. Seat down and I sat down. I just sat down there, then suddenly i read the question again, I said I know this one, I remember clearly I was to answer five question, I answered all eight and I wrote at the top, mark any five.
It is possible to be barren academically; it is possible to be fruitful academically. You can be fruitful in several areas of your life but you require holiness, when it is time to pray and we are crying to God, God make me fruitful, don’t think that prayer applies to those who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb.
There are areas of your life too where you can be fruitful and am praying to God that this night will be the beginning of fruitfulness for all of us in Jesus name.
So before we begin to pray, let’s give an opportunity to those who have not giving their lives to Jesus Christ before.
If you are here tonight and you have not yet surrendered your life to Jesus and you want to do so, you want to say bye, bye to a life of sin, so that the Almighty God can give you a new beginning. So that your prayer can begin to receive instant answers come quickly.
Come and give your life to Jesus Christ, he will save your soul, he will wash away your sins, he will give you a new beginning and then your prayers will begin to go unhindered. All the years you have been leaving in sin, what is the result? What can you show for it?
Come let Jesus save your soul and give you a new beginning.
His blood Cleanses from all sins, it doesn’t matter how many sins you have committed in the past, when you come to him; surrender to him, his blood will wash away every sin.
That is what the word of God says, no matter how you have been in the past, there is still power mighty in his blood.
Those of us in the front, talk to the Lord, ask him to save for your soul, ask him to be merciful unto you, ask him to forgive your sins. Promise him from now on you will serve him and him alone. The rest of us lets stretch our hands towards these people and pray for them; pray that God Almighty will forgive them their sins, pray that God Almighty will wipe away all their sins in his blood, pray that God will give them a brand new beginning.
Pray that God Almighty who saved your soul will save their souls also…. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed, pray for them brethren.
….in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Almighty God I want to thank you for your word, I want to thank you on behalf of everyone of us tonight for speaking to us I want to thank you for this your children who have come forward to surrender their lives unto you, father on behalf of everyone of us accept my thanks in Jesus name.
Father you promised that whosoever come unto you, you will in no wise cast out, father these people have come unto you, receive them in Jesus name.
Including those who are surrendering their lives unto you even in their living room watching the program on television or watching the program on the internet, everyone of the save their souls tonight in Jesus name.
Let your blood wipes away their sins in Jesus name, write their names in the book of life in Jesus name. and from this moment onward as you are removing the sins that have been blocking the way to their prayers Whenever they call on you answer them by fire, please don’t let them go back into the world, let them serve you for the rest of their lives.
Give them a brand new beginning, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.
Am rejoicing with you because by the grace of God from now on I will be praying for you and by the special grace of God you will begin to receive miracles, miracles you are not even asking for, God will begin to release them unto you and then will know there must be somebody somewhere praying for you.
All the miracles you didn’t even ask for will come to you…. So am going to need your name, your address and your prayer request www.rccghome.org
Keep clapping as they go, there is nothing glorious in sin.
There is something special about clapping for the Lord I will just tell you a story so that next time when we ask you to clap, you will do so with all your might.
Several years ago, we went to Otukpo to start our church there and there was this group of school children and it was time to praise God and they began to clap, and those people know how to clap.
I was going to speak on Divine Healing and they praise God so much that for the first time in my life I got to the altar and iI forgot what to say, I just remember the text was Luke 1 v 37, for with God nothing shall be impossible.
But every other thing I wanted to say I couldn’t remember but then all of a sudden in the crowd I saw something going on, I looked from where I was standing in the crowd and I saw that the circle was whitening around that place.
I have not spoken about Holy Ghost baptism, it was not in the program, they were just praising God when the Holy Spirit came down and one by one they began to kneel down speaking in tongues.
Amen! Nobody talked about the Holy Spirit baptism but the Almighty God came down himself to baptize them in the holy spirit.
1. Praise God for everything he has already done for you in the past, for what he will yet do for you in the future
2. You will say father, because glory is the opposite of shame, eradicate shame in my life.
3. Father, let my life declares your glory in everything.
4. Father, please make me abundantly fruitful in every facet of my life; physically, maritally, spiritually, materially. Just make me abundantly fruitful
5. Father, please use me and all my children and those of you who are trusting god for the fruit of the womb, pray that prayer too because they are coming soon, mightily for your glory.
6. Father, please make me and all mine absolutely victorious.
7. Father, please don’t let me and mine ever know failure again.
8. Father, please pour fresh anointing on me and all my children including those yet to be born.
9. Father, let my entire future be glorious
10. Father, all those who are her tonight believing you for fruitfulness, answer them this month.
11. Personal request.
The prayer is for one hour, cry to God, forget everybody else.… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Physically you will be fruitful, mentally you will be fruitful, materially you will be fruitful, you and your children will be used for God, every member of your family will be victorious.
You will never know failure again, the Almighty God will pour fresh anointing on you, fresh anointing on your children, fresh anointing on those to be yet born.
Your future will be glorious, in your home this month there will be shout of joy, everything you have ask from God tonight he will do for you.
Your testimony shall be marvelous, you will be a great soul winner for Jesus Christ, whether the devil likes it or not, you will be partakers of the glorious generation.
So shall it be in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
If you receive that let me hear you shout halleluiah.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
5th of October, 2012
Let’s lift our hands to the Almighty God and bless His holy name, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be magnified, He is worthy to be glorified.
Give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, there is no one like Him.
He is the Almighty God, bless His holy name. Bless the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
Bless the Ancient of days, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be magnified, praise His holy name, praise His holy name…. In Jesus mighty name we worship.
Lift your voice to Him and say Father, in the last quarter of this year; show me Your glory… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed?
Father, like never before show yourself mighty on my behalf, on behalf of my family and on behalf of your church… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed?
Join your hands with your neighbor and say Father, tonight give my neighbor a pleasant surprise…in Jesus mighty name we have prayed?
With all your heart say Father; have mercy on my nation… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed?
You are the mighty God, the great I am halleluiah, halleluiah! 2ce
You are the mighty God, the great I am halleluiah, halleluiah! 2ce
You are the mighty God, the great I am halleluiah, halleluiah! 2ce
You are the mighty God, the great I am halleluiah, halleluiah! 2ce
Almighty God, King of kings, Lord of lords, the Lord, the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle, the Lord of host himself, the One who have never lose a battle, the One who opened the red sea, the One who pulled down the wall of Jericho, the One who brought Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego out of the fiery furnace.
The One who rescued Daniel out of the dens of lion, Father glory be to your holy name.
Father thank you for January, thank you for February, thank you for March, thank you for April, thank you for May, thank you for June, thank you for July, thank you for August, thank you for September, thank you for October.
Glory be to your holy name Lord, accept our worship in Jesus name. Thank you for our youth; thank you for the boys, thank you for the girls. Thank you for their parents, thank you for their teachers, their lecturers and their pastors.
Thank you for all those who having been helping these youth to know more about you.
Tonight like you alone can do it arise for us in Jesus name. Show yourself mighty for us in Jesus name, every obstacle to our goals demolish them.
Have mercy on us, have mercy on our nation. At the end of everything here tonight, let your name be glorified in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let someone shout halleluiah!
PRAYER FOR THOSE BORN IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
Father I want to commit your children born to you in the month of October, October is the tenth month of the year and ten is the symbol of double grace.
In every phase of the life of these your children, double your grace, double your favor, double your mercy, double your support, double your promotion, double your assistance give them multiple victories, make them totally unstoppable, give them a brand new beginning.
A new beginning of joy, a new beginning of success, a new beginning of promotion, a new beginning of service to God, let it be well with them in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. (Amen)
The congress is around the corner, the congress of this year is going to be the greatest congress you have ever attended.
The theme is SIGNS & WONDERS.
November is the last Holy Ghost service of the year, the theme for November is GREAT EXPECTATION.
All workers will be meeting briefly after November Holy Ghost service.
You may not hear me say it all the time to your hearing, but all my partners, all those who are lifting up my hands so that this work will be done.
I want to assure you that every day I pray for you. As you are lifting up my hands, the Almighty God will lift up your hands. As I am unstoppable so you will be unstoppable.
Do I hear you say amen!
Romans 8 v 31 what shall we then say to these things; If God be for us who can be against us.
When God is on your side, nobody can stop you; sickness cannot stop you, poverty cannot stop you, because Exodus 15 V 26 the great physician Himself said I am the Lord that heals you.
You cannot have God as your doctor and be stuck by sickness. Because If God be for us according to what one of my boys have already spoken; it means the word from the beginning, John 1 v 1 the one who made you John 1 v 3 can repair any part of your body.
Sickness cannot stop you. And as I have always pointed out; not only can he repair what is wrong with you, he can give you spare part John 9 v 1-7 so if you are sick and the enemy has been telling you this sickness is going to stop you, tell the enemy he is a liar. Sickness cannot stop you because God is on your side.
The Bible says in 1 Peter 2 v 24 He said by His stripes we were heal, Matthew 8 v 1 – 3 tells us that he can cure the incurable. A leper came to him, in those days leprosy was an incurable disease but just one touch from the great physician the leper became cleanse.
In Mark 2 v 1 -12 they brought to him a man who was paralyzed from neck downward; just one word from the great physician and he was healed.
When I was preparing my little note for this sermon, I remembered an incident that happened when I was in Ilorin several years ago.
There was this brilliant young lawyer, the whole thing started a s a joke; he thought it was an ordinary headache but gradually he discovered that he couldn’t use his hands.
After some time he couldn’t use his legs, after some time the only place that remains alive in his body was his head, and everybody was saying they are just waiting for the head to die and they will bury him.
But Jesus took control and what the doctor said we just couldn’t know what to do, they don’t even know where to put injection because every where was dead.
The great Physician touched him and healed him.
Whatever it is that is in your system that the enemy has planted there to slow you down or to stop shall be uprooted tonight in Jesus name.
Am sure you many of you will remember the story of one of my sons and I think his brother even shared the testimony sometimes.
In 1983 the doctors told the parent in London; you want your boy to see his home country again? They said yes, they said take him home now because he has less than two weeks to live.
They brought him, then somebody said take him to the pastors, he will be prayed for and he will be healed. When I saw him; even my faith was shaken.
He had cancer of the jaw bone, his head has become so swollen that it has block the passage that go down the throat into the belly, it took him one hour to drink a bottle of Fanta because there was no way for the liquid to go down.
When I saw him, I knew only God can do this one, that was in 1983. The one they said have two weeks to live is still alive today.
Not only is he alive and well, (because they have given him all sorts of chemotherapy before they finally said we can do anything anymore. But one thing is clear, because o the chemotherapy, you can never have a child. Because of the poison that goes with chemotherapy.) Today, he is married, today he has a child.
I am standing on the word of God to say to every fellow here today, it doesn’t matter the nature of sickness or decease, My God will give you victory over that sickness in Jesus name.
If God be for us, no demons can be against. Why because Psalm 24 v 1 said our God is the Lord of host.
I have told you before that when I first read that he is the Lord of all host I thought he is the commander of all the angels, but God opened my eyes to see that he is the commander in chief of all host; whether those in the earth or underneath the heaven.
Because Philippians 2 v 9 -10 tells us that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow; of things in heaven, of things on earth, of things underneath the earth. So all hosts it doesn’t matter which host they are they must obey his voice.
Whether the demons are few like just about seven in numbers like in Luke 8 v 1- 3 the bible told us he cast out seven demons in Mary Magdalene.
Even if they are only seven demons, they must obey him, and if they were a legion as in Mark 5 v 1-15 they must obey him, just one word and 6000 demons scattered
I stand here today in the mighty name of Jesus Christ and I decree that all the demons in your father’s house, all the demon in your mother’s house, all the demons in your husband’s house, all the demons in your place of work will never be able to stop you in Jesus name.
I have seen God at work and I know if God is on your side, demon can’t stop you.
I think have shared with some of you what happened when I went to Cameroon; earlier this year. We were hurrying to a program in the evening and there was a terrible traffic jam.
We had police escort and everything trying to clear the way for us but the road was so busy that the drivers were not even paying attention to the police and then all of a sudden out of nowhere came this mad man, and I mean he was mad.
All you have to do is just a look at him and you will know he was mad. He stood in front of my car and began to clear the way; he will beat the bonnet of your car and motion to you to move and when you see the person asking you to move you will move.
What the police man could not do, this mad man did. Within minute he has cleared the way and as he was clearing the way he was beckoning to my driver to follow, and the driver was following and when he got to the round about where the holdup ended, he came to my side of the car bow down and disappeared.
Those who were in the car with me where dumbfounded, and I said to them “I told you my father is the commander in chief of all the hosts”. Let somebody shout hallelujah!
And it is on behalf of my father, that I am decreeing tonight that every evil force that have been trying to block your way shall be cleared out of the way tonight in Jesus name.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight; he said you will understand, he said before they can stop you, they will have to stop me first
The Lord says one day very soon, your sibling will come to you and say change your name to Joseph.
If God be for us; witches, wizard, herbalist, whatever you want to call them they cannot stop you, why? Because Isaiah 54 v 16 tells us God said I am the maker of even those who are called wasters.
He said Herbalist; he said i made them, witches I made them, wizard; I made them. The Bible says by him were all things made and there was nothing made and there was nothing made that was not made by him.
So he went on to say in Isaiah 54 v 17 he said therefore there is no weapon formed against you that shall prosper, so let the herbalist go and gather his leaves and gather his roots and combine it together and say by this particular charm I hereby say so and so shall not reach their goal.
The Lord will tell the leaves; don’t function. He will tell the earth reduce to nothing. Ask the Elders; ask those who are old enough to tell you, they will tell you that from time to time herbalist will say our leaves had slept in the farm, meaning it have come ineffective. Every charm prepared to stop you shall become ineffective.
Number 23 v 23 says there is no enhancement against Jacob; you can’t begin to chant incantation against the child of God and expect it will work.
I think I remember one occasion when someone says he was in confrontation with secret society and they begin to chant their incantations, he said he said to them go ahead when you are tired let me know.
Because when incantations get to the real original they begin to go back into history; on a certain day Ogun went somewhere did this.
Sango went somewhere did that, he said when they have finished he said I want you to know that in the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God and the word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld his glory and his glory as of the only begotten son of the father.
Full of grace and truth and that word his name is JESUS and so all your incantations are swallowed by just one name JESUS.
There was a king in Ogun state, some people felt that he has been ruling for too long and that he is a Christian; he has given his life to Jesus charity, he is calling himself the son of Adeboye.
They said the best thing to do is let’s kill him. Now they tried, they went to Cotonu to bring a juju man all the way, to come and do all kind of charms , will kill the man because the cook for the king happen to come from that place, they linked up with him, who went to bring the juju man.
By the time the Juju man tried everything he knew. He confessed; Tell that your Oga that the God that he is serving let him keep on serving him, because he has reduce all my charm to nothing.
Every charm against you shall be neutralized tonight in Jesus name.
I am telling you true story, some of you probably know the king I am talking about. So they said if the Juju will not work, we know what will do the job,.
We know from our tradition, that this particular King must not see masquerade. So They knew the normal route he will take, they went and arrange for masquerade chanting their incantation and he looked at them and said you are wasting your time because greater his he that is in me than he that is in the World.
Is there anybody here who knows that he is living him him/her?
Let me hear you shout halleluiah to the Almighty God
Daddy says there is someone here tonight he said he is going to give you a complete overhaul.
Daddy says, the changes he promises have already started.
If God is for us, curses, sins, evil covenant cannot stop us, because the bible says in Numbers 23 v 8 it says how can I curse he whom God has not cursed?
Somebody says he is touching his mouth on whatever and pronouncing a curse on you, he is wasting his time. Nobody can curse somebody that God has not cursed and the bible says in Isaiah 28 v 15 – 18 he said any evil covenant entered on your behalf will not stand, he says he will disannul all of them.
Many of us, unknown to us when we were young we were covenanted to one demon or the other.
Many of our parents did it out of ignorant, they did it because if they do that they will be able to protect you from other demons, but the problem there is that many at times when you grow up, you can’t get free. And what was supposed to be for Good may end up becoming for evil.
I have good news for you; every evil covenant made on your behalf is destroyed tonight in Jesus name.
Some of you may be too young to remember the story of this lady; I was visiting a church in Yaba several years ago.
Before then this lady has come to me, she was one of my student at the university of Lagos and said Daddy, I have found a young man who wants to marry me, I said congratulation, she said No! That is where the problem is.
She said because her father told her he has covenanted her to mammy water and that if she ever gets married she will die and if she doesn’t die, on the day of marriage, mammy water will kill the boy.
She said this boy has come now, I have a feeling it is the will of God; I don’t want to say yes to him because I don’t want mammy water to kill him.
What do I do? And I laughed, I know the one who created mammy water, I know the controller of mammy water and I prayed a simple prayer in the name of Jesus and I said forget mammy water, go ahead.
Two years later I was in a church in Yaba and this young lady came to me carrying a baby in her hand.
She said do you remember me? And I said of cause how can I forget a mammy water girl and I said where is your husband and she pointed to a very handsome young man.
Every covenant between you and any mammy water, every covenant between you and any idol, every covenant between you and any secret society, I cancel tonight in Jesus name.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said don’t be afraid, what i started I will finish.
There Lord said I will show your adversaries that you are serving the living God.
Daddy says the same wind that opened a way in the red sea shall blow for someone here tonight.
Matthew 15 v 13, it is written every plant my father has not planted shall be rooted up; every curse shall be rooted up, every covenants shall be rooted up, every evil blockage shall be rooted in Jesus name.
If God be for us, even the devil himself cannot stop us. Revelation 12 v 11 tells us that they overcame by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony.
We already have the blood of the lamb, there is power mighty in the blood and I can assure you the devil cannot handle the blood of Jesus. And I can tell you several testimonies.
Maybe I just tell you one of them; a man belong to a secret society and the wife happens to be a Christian and then they discovered that money was missing in the house; the wives money was missing the husband’s money was missing, I mean the money just disappearing.
The husband thought it’s the wife stealing the money, and the wife was wondering if you give me money for housekeeping why are you stealing it again.
So one day they confronted each other, because they will put the money where nobody can see it. And they kept on changing location and the money kept on disappearing.
And the sister came and said, we have a problem in our house, we will deal with it with the blood. From now henceforth when you want to keep your money, you will say I cover you with the blood. From that day onward not a kobo got missing.
There is a power in the blood of Jesus Christ that the devil cannot tamper with, and I decree tonight in the name that is above every other name, that blood will speak for you.
He said they overcame the devil by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimonies. And am happy that one of the preacher before me said one of the things you must do before you can be unstoppable is that you must be a good witness. You must be a good soul winner.
When you go through the story of Job, you will see all am saying clearly illustrated there, in Job 1 v 8-12, the devil came to God and God said have you seen Job? A wonderful fellow, he loves righteousness he ensued evil, the devil says the reason Job is serving you is because you prospered him and you build a hedge round about him.
I can’t cross that hedge unless you open it, he said give me permission and let me take all he has and he will curse you. God said go ahead but I draw a line, don’t touch his life. You know the rest of the story. Job said no problem I hope God knows what he is doing.
And the devil came back and the Lord said you see…. The devil says make him sick, God said go ahead but don’t kill him. The devil takes final instruction from God. Somebody says God allows the devil to that to job, how am I sure. … Job was a servant of God, I am not a servant I am a son. You can perform experiment with servant; you don’t perform experiment with son.
I remembered years ago when there were thieves in where we were living, we went and hired servants/guards. Our children we kept in the inner room. The word of God says he will keep me in his pavilion; he will hide me until all the problems are over.
If you are thinking that God is going to give the devil permission to torment you, think again. If you are his own child, he calls you the apple of his eyes.
He is not going to allow the devil to tamper with the apples of his eye, but the most important point is this all the time that all these things were happening, the reason why Job was able to overcome finally is found in Job 19 v 25 he said it doesn’t matter what is happening, I know my redeemer lives.
The devil cannot stop a witness; somebody who goes around witnessing. Anyone who goes around witnessing, telling everyone Jesus saves, Jesus heals, Jesus provides, Jesus delivers, I can guarantee you; it doesn’t matter if all the host in heaven, on earth and in hell gathered up against him, he will overcome.
He said it clearly in John 15 v 16, he said if you go and witness and the soul abide, he said if you ask anything in his name and it will be done for you. Anything includes being unstoppable.
I have Good news for those of you who are witnesses nothing will stop you in Jesus name.
Now If God be for us who can be against us? I preached a sermon on this topic several years ago, and God showed me something. ,,
The Lord says there is someone here, he asked me to tell you that I will advertise you.
He says there is someone here tonight; he said in the past when situations looked hopeless you won, he asked me to assure you that you will win again.
I preached a sermon on if God be for us who can be against us, because God showed me something. Each time I say if God for us who can be against us, everybody will say nobody.
And the Lord says read the bible, if God be for us who can be for us, the only thing there is question mark. Nobody was not written at the back of it, the reason why the question mark was there is that God is saying answer the question by yourself. We would love to say nobody but the answer is not nobody, if God be for you only one person can be against you and that is yourself.
If you fail to learn from history, if you fail to learn from those who have gone before you, God can be for you and you can stop yourself.
And like I was sharing with my children the youth yesterday night; In Joshua 1 v 1 – 9 the Almighty God told Joshua he said listen where Moses failed you will succeed, he said you are the one who will divide the land to them.
Moses couldn’t get to the promise land he failed, you will get to the promise land, you will divide the land to the people. He said every where the soul of your feet touched, I have given it to you.
He said all you need to do is work on it and it’s yours, he said no man will be able to stand against you all the days of your life.
He said only be strong and of all good courage. Fantastic promises!
Of course Joshua was happy and he began to go from one victory to another, from one victory to another, in fact when he came across the wall of Jericho one shout alone brought down the wall.
Then came Joshua 7 and the people of Jericho by just shouting came against a small town and they were defeated, the people of Ai pursued them and killed many of them.
So Joshua went back to God and said you told me nobody will be able to stand before me all the days of my life, all the days that is what you said. God said yes I remembered and he said because sin has entered. Some of your people have stolen what I said they shouldn’t steal. And they are keeping it in their possession and God said I am not going with you anymore unless and until that which is not yours which is pout among your stuff is removed.
Its there in Joshua 7. The reason many people get into trouble in the past is that they read one aspect of the word of God and they ignore the other.
They claim the beautiful promises of God and they ignore the conditions, you cannot continue in sin and expect grace to abide. The bible says God forbid.
Some of us think there are parts of the bible we can treat lightly. Beautiful ones their we love to quote; I shall be head and not tail, I shall be above only and not beneath when the enemy comes against me in one way they shall flee in seven ways, I shall live I shall not die. No weapon fashioned against me shall prosper, all these are true but they are subject to certain conditions.
Somebody once asked me, he said sir, how come you find it so easy to do the will of God? I said probably because God trained me as a mathematician or twenty seven years before bringing me into the ministry, because if there is anything that the mathematician knows, it is that if the conditions are meant, the formula will work. If all the conditions are not there, forget it.
I don’t want to come here and teach you mathematics but those of you who are youth you will understand this one if the elders don’t; in a right angle triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the square of the other two sides. Is that correct!
If the angle is right, if it is a right angle triangle, whether in the moon or underneath the sea, the formula holds. But if the angle is 90.001 degrees the formula breaks down, if the angle is 89.9999 degrees, the formula breaks down. The angle must be 90.
You want to be unstoppable and you are mixing the things of God with your own, you are eating his tithe, you are denying him of his first fruit, you are denying him of his offerings.
Or when you give the offerings, you are not giving him cheerfully. Conditions must be perfectly fulfilled. I am a soul winner, you win soul but you don’t follow them up. You are to win soul and make sure that the souls abide.
Do you know as a result of what you are hearing tonight, your promotion is going to be accelerated, you will realized that you are your own enemy, because if you are not stopping yourself nobody else is going to stop you.
Nobody! No witch, no wizard, none, nowhere that can stop you , and I am saying it in public and I know there are one or two of them present in the congregation tonight. I know they can’t stop me because by the grace of God there is no quarrel between my daddy and i.
I remembered one television program watched in London, several years ago, and they were talking about witches and wizard and one white man was speaking loudly; there is nothing like witches, it is psychological.
The other white man who had been in Nigeria said I thank God you are not saying this in Nigeria, because they will have shown you before tomorrow morning.
I know there are there, I know they are watching the television I know they are listening on the internet but they know too that When God is on your side, if you don’t stop yourself, power passes power.
Let me hear somebody shout halleluiah!
We are not denying the fact that devil can perform magic, the priests of Pharaoh threw down their rods but one serpent swallowed up another serpent
Every serpent arrayed against you shall be swallowed by the serpent of Jesus.
Only you can stop yourself if you are not obeying God, completely, if you are living a life of sin and think you can presume on God and begin to quote the bible, it doesn’t work that way.
You remembered those sons of Scavas in Act 3v13-18; they have seen God performing miracles by the hand of Paul, the handkerchief of Paul was casting out demons.
They say well we know what to do; all we need to do is to go and say in the name of Jesus. They got there and say to the madman, we conjure you in the name o f Jesus that Paul preaches, come out of him. And the devil answered and said, Jesus I know, Paul I know, he said but who are you?
I remembered some years ago, we went to sat out a demon out of one fellow.
As soon as we entered, the demon in the fellow began to laugh he said Adeboye I can understand your case, you want to talk home, we shall see.
He said but look at this fellow; he had sex with another man’s wife last night and he wants to cast me out. I was embarrassed, I told the fellow you better run because by the time we say demon come out, he will say no problem, I will come out of this one and just into the other one.
I want to appeal to you tonight, brethren, let’s make a new resolution. We will serve God 100% if we reach that decision, nothing will stop us from now on.
But if you are not going to serve him 100%, go all the way with the devil. Let the devil treat you as well as well he can here on earth. Give you wealth, give you this, and give you that. Prepare you as a ram for the slaughter.
But don’t put one leg in the world and put one leg in God. God said in Revelation 3v 15-16 he said if you want to be cold, be cold, and if you want to be hot be hot. But if you are lukewarm, he said I will spill you out of his mouth.
Judges 15 v 18-21 the bible said Samson said Samson said I will get up as before, I will go out as before.
The Bible said he didn’t know God has departed from him. You cannot disobey God and expect him to support you. Tonight, many of you may say but I have this problem, I have prayed but I have not received reply. As yourself, in what areas am I still disobeying God?
Put your ways right and you are back in business. When Joshua heard that there is something in the camp that should not be there, he said God what do you want me to do?
God said you remove it and I will go along with you. And they located the man who stole God’s money, who stole God’s raiment and they brought him out with his family wiped them out of the camp and the Almighty God said now those people who thought they defeated you let’s go and wipe out those who thought they have defeated you.
Do you know if you restituted your way, everything you have lost, you will regain? Half a word is enough for the wise!
If there is anyone here tonight and you have not given his life to Jesus, you are not yet cover in that precious blood of the lamb.
Come and give your life to Jesus now, even if it’s only because of the victory that you will get, because you are a child of God that should be enough for you to surrender your life to Jesus Christ.
Come, let him wash away your sins with his blood; let him save your soul. Once you are a child of the living God. Let him forgive you your sins.
You will soon be become the child of God, if God is for you; no weapon, no demon, no witch, no wizard, no herbalist, no charm, no curse, no curses, no evil covenant will be able to stop you. So if you want to give your life to Jesus come now…
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Savior I thank you for your word and I thank you for these people who have come forward to surrender their live s to you.
Father you promised that whosoever come to you, you will in no wise cast out, they have come to you now, father please receive them in Jesus name, be merciful unto them in Jesus name, and cleanse them in your blood in Jesus name. Save their souls and write their names in the book of life in Jesus name, don’t let them ever go back into the world in Jesus name. and from now on anytime they call on you, answer them by fire in Jesus name.
Make them unstoppable in Jesus name. Thank you Almighty God in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Praised the Lord!
I want to rejoice with those of you who have given your life to Jesus Christ now, because from now on, I am going to be praying for you. So i am going to need your name, your address, your prayer request, so that I can be praying for you. www.rccgcamp7.org I guarantee you very soon you will be receiving miracles then you will know somebody somewhere is there praying for you. And that somebody is going to be me.
TONIGHT PRAYER POINTS:
- Praise God for being here tonight, praise him for the word.
- Father, give me grace to stop being my own enemy and obey you completely.
- Father, let your blood speak for me against all satanic host.
- Father, let your stripes avail for me against all sickness, disease, all aches and pains
- Father, neutralize all efforts of my adversaries tonight.
- Father, every obstacle in may way to success, crush tonight.
- Father, take me to the highest level possible, regardless to eve very form of oppositions.
- Father, make me forever unstoppable
- Father, let me begin to enjoy joy unspeakable. 10. Individual request.
…In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. The Almighty God will answer your prayers, the grace to stop being your own enemy receive it now in Jesus name. The grace to begin to obey God completely receive it right now in Jesus name.
The blood of Jesus will speak for you in Jesus name. Every satanic host gathered against you shall be scatter in Jesus name. By the stripes of Jesus Christ, every sickness, every disease, every aches, evry pain in your body will disappear in Jesus name. all the efforts of your adversaries are neutralize right now in Jesus name.
Every obstacle in your way to joy, every obstacle in your way to success, every obstacle in your way to the top, shall be crushed tonight in Jesus name.
That highest level that only God can take you to you will reach their tonight in Jesus name.
Beginning from this moment and for the rest of your life, you shall be unstoppable in Jesus name.
From now on you will begin to enjoy joy unspeakable in Jesus name, in the name that is above every other name, by the time we meet again; you will be full of testimonies. So shall it be in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let me hear somebody shout halleluiah!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
2nd of November, 2012
Why don’t you just lift your hands and praise His holy name, lift Him up, He is worthy, worship the holy One of Israel, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, He is worthy to be magnified.
Praise Him, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, there is no ne like Him, bless His holy name. Praise Him.
Thank you Jesus, glory to your holy name … in Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.
Lift your voice to Him and say Father, this year is going to an end; remember me for good… in Jesus mighty name.
Lift your voice to Him and say Father, before this year ends let all my problems be over… in Jesus mighty name.
Lift your voice to Him and say Father, before the end of this month, let my testimonies be complete… in Jesus mighty name.
I want you to Join your hands with your neighbor and pray for him/her. Say Father, this your child that ‘am holding, give him/her a pleasant surprise tonight…. in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Glory be to God in the highest amen 2ce
For his mercies endures forever amen
Glory be to God in the highest amen 2ce
For his mercies endures forever amen
Eternal Rock of ages, Ancient of days, Unchangeable Lord, the Rock of ages, the One who was, the One who is, the One who is to come.
Glory be to your holy name, accept our worship in Jesus name.
Thank you for January, thank you for February, thank you for March, thank you for April, thank you for May, thank you for June, thank you for July, thank you for August, thank you for September, thank you for October, thank you for November.
Accept our worship in Jesus name.
Almighty God there is no one like you; you are greater than the greatest, you are better than the best, you are higher than the highest, you are stronger than the strongest, you are richer than the richest, you are older than the oldest. you are wiser than the wisest, you are holier than the holiest.
Father glory be to your holy name, accept our worship in Jesus name.
Tonight in the life of all your children, prove yourselves, show your almightiness, show your goodness, show your greatness, your show your mercy, show your love, show your faithfulness.
Save souls tonight, heal tonight and give every one of us a pleasant surprise and all your children all over the world, who are listening by television or by internet, wherever they are Lord God almighty surprise them also, at the end of everything, let your name be glorified.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let someone shout halleluiah!
Prayer for November children:
Father Almighty I want to thank you for your children who are born in November, November is the eleventh month of the year.
And eleventh represent double grace. In All areas of their lives Father after you have blessed them double, add something extra.
Their promotion my Father and my God make it extra special. Their joy, their success, their anointing Father make it extra special.
Their commitment, their dedication their service to you, Father make it extra.
Give them a new beginning; a new beginning of joy, a new beginning of success, a new begging of promotion, a new beginning of a closer work with you.
Let it be well with them and let them serve you till the end, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. November children shout halleluiah!
Next month there will be no Holy Ghost service on the first Friday, instead we are having our congress, it is on December 10th – 15th the theme is SIGNS AND WONDERS.
Let me assure you of one thing, the congress of this year is going to be one of its kinds; it will be a kind of congress you have never seen before.
Beginning from Monday, Signs and Wonders will multiply.
So if I were you I will tell all my friends, relatives and even all my enemies that from December 10th to December 15th they should make sure they are here.
You could say there is no problem I can watch it from the television or on the internet, sure! But let me assure you there are certain things camera cannot transmit, there is nothing like a personal touch, if you are far away we can understand, you are in Papua new guinea, or in Australia and you don’t have the means of travelling down we can understand.
But if you are able to come but you seat down at home the blessing of coming can never be the same as the blessing transmitted by any means at all. So if I were you, I will just make sure beginning from Monday to Saturday I won’t miss a single day and the Almighty God will surprise you in Jesus name.
Text: Mark 5 v 25- 34
Tonight we want to talk on Great Expectations.
“And a certain woman who had an issue of blood twelve years and have endured much at the hands of many physicians and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse.
After hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind him and touched his cloak.
For she said if I may touched “if I just touch his garments, I will get well” immediately the flow of her blood was drained up and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.
Immediately Jesus, perceiving in Himself that the power proceeding from him had gone forth, turned around in the crowd and said who touched my garments.
And his disciples said to him, “you see the crowd pressing in on you and you say , who touched me? And he looked around to see the woman who had done this thing.
But the woman fearing and trembling, aware of what had happened to her, came and fell down before him and told him the whole truth.
And he said to her, “daughter your faith has made you well, go in peace and be healed of your affliction”.
Someone will leave here tonight completely whole.
What do we mean by expectation?
In the simplest language expectation simply means you are looking forward to something about to happen.
When a woman is pregnant we say she is expectant, meaning what, she is looking forward to babies being born.
James 5 v 7 tells us that the husband man; that is, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and he has long patient for it.
The farmer is expecting that the seed he planted is going to produce fruit. So when we talk about expectation tonight, we are talking about looking forward to God doing something.
And I have come on the authority of the Almighty God to tell you, you will not be disappointed.
When we use the word great, great can mean so many things. It depends on how you use it. When you say a man is great, that is different from when you say the crowd is great.
You are still saying great, great could be large in number, it could mean high in quality, it could mean tremendous in influence and so on and so forth.
For example in 2 King 4 v 8 -17 the Bible talked about a woman of Shunnem and the Bible called her great.
She was called great because she has a lot of wealth, you can’t be poor to build a house for a pastor, she was wealthy, but when Elisha said may I introduce you to the king or the commander in chief, she said thank you very much I am well connected, she also had influence.
When we talk about great, we are actually talking about the opposite of small, so the moment you hear great, you know it is the opposite of small.
The Bible gives us several examples to let us know what we mean by great.
In Matthew 2 v 10 when the wise men saw the star that they have been following from the East, standing over a particular house, they had great joy, that gives you a rough idea what great means.
In Mark 4 v 25 the Bible says a great multitude followed Jesus that is another form of great.
In Matthew 5 v 35 the Bible refers to Jerusalem as the city of the great king.
Again this is talking about greatness in another form.
So we can have greatness in quantity, in quality and we can have greatness in influence and we can have of course greatness that combines all of them.
One thing I am sure of today is that somebody will leave here with great joy and great testimonies.
Now expectations depends on many things particularly if we are talking about God and am sure that is the person we are talking about.
Expectation depends on, number one Promise;
If God has made you a promise then you have a right to expect that that promise will be fulfilled.
For example in Genesis 8 v 20 the Almighty God made a promise on which the farmer based his expectation; he said as long as the earth remains seed time and harvest shall never cease.
That is the promise of God that is the basis on which a farmer planting a seed expect there will be a harvest.
Secondly, expectation depends on the track record of the one who promised.
If you are dealing with a man who doesn’t keep his promises, and then if he made you a promise, you don’t expect anything from him.
If you are dealing with a man who in the past said I am going to the right and you discovered he went to the left, the next time when he says I am coming, you will know he is going.
But in Numbers 23 v 19 the Bible says God is not a man that He should lie, neither the son of man that He should repent.
Once He spoke you know it is done Psalm 33 v 8-9 tells us clearly that the whole earth should fear before God because He spoke and it is done.
Once He makes a promise you can go to bed knowing it will be fulfilled,
Expectation depends on the resources of the one who has promised.
I can remember one occasion several years ago when all my children were very smaller and all of them held a meeting in the room, they didn’t know I was watching them and they sent the youngest one to me and said go and ask daddy what he wants for Christmas.
That one came an said “what do you want for Christmas?” I said what can you afford? Because I know he hasn’t got anything. He ran back to the people in the room and he came back and said “just ask for anything” I said “what about an aero plane?”
He ran back and he said “no, no! That is not the kind of things we are talking about.
But Glory be to God we have a God who is completely unlimited.
Psalm 24 v 1 says the earth is the Lord and the fullness thereof. Haggai 2 v 8 says silver is mine and gold is mine.
In case you want me to complete my story, the fellow came back and I said get me a pen. “What kind of pen?” he went back and told his people. Then he said Daddy please loan me so much, he collected my money to buy me a pen.
Glory be to God! God does not need a loan from you to get you a thing.
Expectation depends on one, promise, two, on the track record of the one making the promise, three, on the resources of the one who is making the resources, and of course, on the ability of the one making the promise to perform.
Jeremiah 32 v 27 the Almighty God said behold I am the God of all flesh is anything too hard for me?
Again I remembered telling you once upon a time I was visiting my people at home in Ilesha and one little boy ran to me and say “Lagos Daddy, I want a pair of shoes for Christmas.
And I said done, I will buy it for you. He ran to meet the others who are playing outside that I have got shoes for Christmas, he hasn’t seen it but he believed it firmly.
Then one of them replied and said me too I have new shoes for Christmas and they ask him “who said so?” He said “my father!” they said your shoes are joking shoes.
They know that his father hasn’t got money for new shoe he hasn’t got the ability to perform.
Lagos Daddy, if he says you will have shoes you will have shoes.
Now there is an heavenly Daddy and he is saying to somebody here today, “I will meet all your needs”.
So expectation depends on promise; the track record of the one who promised the resources of the one who promised, the ability of the one who promised to perform and therefore faith on the side of the one who is expectant.
The Bible tells us that faith is the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11 v 1 evidence of things not seen, I haven’t seen it yet but I know who promised, I know his track record, I know his resources, I know his ability to perform.
You will see immediately again the link between faith and expectations.
Because faith can be in categories; you have great faith, Matthew 15 v 21- 28 tells us the story of the woman who came to Jesus and said “help me my daughter is grievously vexed of the devil”.
Jesus didn’t answer her and she kept on crying and the disciple said Lord Send her away her noise is disturbing us.
And Jesus said “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel and the woman kept on pressing until Jesus said “I cannot give the bread of children unto dogs” the woman said “no problem but this dog is not going home at least without a crumb, Jesus turned to her and said “woman great is thy faith.
She had great expectation because at least she got what she wanted.
Of course there is little faith in Matthew 6 v 30 the Almighty God talks about people of little faith. And then there is no faith at all and you find that in Mark 4 v 40 the Almighty God talked about the disciple he rebuked of having no faith.
So we have great faith, little faith and then no faith, somebody with great faith can go home with great expectations fulfilled and the one with little can then have little expectation and of course the one with no faith cannot expect anything at all.
So expectations therefore are in categories, remember we want to talk about great expectations, expectations is determined by faith, so great faith will produce great expectation, little faith will produce little expectations.
No faith will produce no expectation at all.
Is there anyone who never have any expectation of something good?
We have example in the Bible, take Esau Genesis 25 v 29 -34 he was the first born the blessings of the first born suppose to be double of any other person but then he was hungry and his brother cooked Pottage and he said give me food and his brother said “give me your birthright.” he said what does birthright mean to me, he did not expect anything good to come to him, even though he was the first born so he sold his birth right just for a plate of pottage.
You may be amazed if you know how limited the expectation of some people are. I still remembered like yesterday something that happened more than 60 yrs ago when I was very young, one man was quarreling with his ward because the ward refused to go to school and when everybody gathered and said “what is the noise about?”
The man says this boy said he doesn’t want to go to school. And so they asked the boy, “Why don’t you want to go to school?” he said “I have told him all I want to be is a truck pusher.
He said that is all he wanted to be. Of course if all you want to be is a truck pusher then why do you need to go to school?
But I know deep within me that there is somebody here seating before me here whose determination is to reach the top, if you are the one let me hear you say amen.
And then from no expectation we can have little expectation in Luke 7 v 1 -7 Peter fished all night caught nothing,
Jesus came into the boat preached, when he finished preaching he said to Peter launched into the deep and cast your net.
Peter said I have fished all night I have caught noting, there is no fish here today I will try tomorrow, however because you say so, not that I expect anything to come out of it, I will cast one net.
His expectation was little he thought well maybe he will catch a fish or two but he caught so much fish in that one net that his boat and the next boat were filled and they were sinking.
Even if your expectation is little the Almighty God will still meet you at that level, but I pray that your expectations will be great in Jesus name.
Little expectations requires divine mercy, the Almighty God can meet someone with little expectation.
I know there are probably some people who have prayed over an issue again and again here and they have not seen any result.
I know there some people who have been believing God for something since January and they are wondering is this not November.
The one whose mercy endures forever will meet you at your point of needs tonight in Jesus name.
Several years ago we were talking about going to Israel and one of my house help said well with God all things are possible one day I too will go to Israel.
She said it as if to say, “they say God can do anything”, she wasn’t expecting much but there was an America lady who was visiting who asked the person next to her what the house help said (because my house help spoke in Yoruba) and they interpreted it to her.
And the American lady said I will sponsor her.
I want to decree to somebody here tonight from the direction you are not expecting help will come to you in Jesus name.
And then great expectation, do you know when you read 1 Samuel 17, you can read the whole chapter but maybe you can take it from chapter 34 -37 to get the point.
By the time David stood before king Saul and he said don’t let anybody be afraid of this giant I am going to kill him.
And they ask him you are a little boy how are you going do this great thing?
He said no problem I know who my God is. I know his track record, a lion had attacked me before, I killed the lion, a bear had attacked me before I killed the bear,
This Goliath will be just like one of them. Do you know that even before David got to the stage, he had already asked the people standing by what was the reward for the one who kills this giant?
In order word as far as he is concerned it’s a settle mater that he was going to win, he was already asking for the reward.
And I have good news for someone here tonight, in less than a year from now you will stand here and say great is the God that I serve.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight he said your sickness began when you backslid he ask me to tell that if you return to him completely the sickness will fade away.
Daddy says your dreams are extremely big he said but I will fulfill all of them.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight he said before the end of the year you will have more than one reason to dance.
In 2 King 2 v 9-15 Elijah asked Elisha he said what do you want me to do before I had been taking from you.
And this boy had an extremely great expectation, he said I want a double portion of your spirit, even Elijah had to say what kind of boy are you?
You have seen me call fire down from heaven not once not twice, three times.
Anytime I want I just say fire come and it comes and you say you want more than that?
The boy says I want double. Great faith leads to great expectations and do you know what? Great expectations will lead to great manifestations, because that boy got what he wanted.
I have told you before, that several years ago, I asked the Almighty God I don’t want to be an ordinary Christian.
I don’t want to be an ordinary pastor.
I don’t want just the normal something, I want something extra ordinary.
I want double the portion of the anointing of Elijah, double the portion of the anointing of Elisha, plus double the portion of the anointing of Peter, plus double the anointing of Paul, plus double the anointing of Jesus Christ while he was here on earth. Add everything together and double it again.
I know you will say you must be greedy, but the word of God says covet earnestly the best gift.
Is there anyone here tonight who want to say father, give me greater power than you have given to Adeboye, anybody here? Are you sure? So be it in Jesus name.
Elisha said I want double portion of your spirit and he got it; search the scriptures, Elijah performed seven notable miracles; Elisha performed thirteen before he died and in order to make the whole thing complete his dead bone raised the dead.
So he completed it, his master did seven , he did fourteen.
I pray for every one of you who are here today who are my children in the name that is greater than any other names you will be greater than I.
Now great expectations require some efforts on your part; in Mark 2 v 1-12 the Bible tells us that some four boys brought a man to Jesus, they heard that Jesus was in the house so they brought their friend.
When they got to the front door, they found that the place was jammed with people, the doors were blocked, the windows were blocked but they had this great expectation.
If only our friend can get into the presence of Jesus, we know he will be healed.
We carried him in we won’t carry him back, they has that expectation, so when they got to the place and saw there was no way in they climbed into the roof and broke open the room.
Now when you read it briefly like that you don’t get the real impact. Climbing to the roof from outside required an effort, carrying the heavy body of a sick man, that is an extra effort and then they broke the roof of another man’s house without his permission.
You know the Bible says from the day of John the Baptist the kingdom of God suffers violence and the violent takes it by force.
Some of us wants great miracles from God and we don’t want to make an effort at all.
That is what I was saying concerning the congress in December, some of us want the miracles to come to us via the television screen or video screen, they don’t want to make an effort at all.
We want to seat in the comfort of our sitting room and expect that you will get the same blessings as the one who made an effort.
Great expectation requires great efforts.
And of course you know the rest of the story; the Bible said Jesus saw their faith.
Faith can be seen through actions.
In 1 Samuel 17 v 40-48 when David, David had already boasted I am going to kill you I am going to cut off your head.
David, but he didn’t stand still, number one he selected smooth stones, five of them! Incidentally when you search the scriptures you will discover Goliath have four brothers who were also giant.
So the Holy Spirit was guiding the hand of David as he was picking the stones. So in case, Goliath should fall and the brothers should say we want to revenge there is enough stones for each of them.
Our God is more than sufficient.
And the Bible tells me that when David saw Goliath coming, David ran to meet him.
Great expectation will require great effort.
2Corinthians 9 v 6 the farmer who has great expectation of a harvest will sow bountifully.
If you think the ground on which you are sowing is not going to produce much then you don’t want to waste your effort.
But if you know the ground is fertile then you sow in proportion to your expectation.
So great expectation will require one, effort on your part. Two, divine faithfulness.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight he said there is a flood coming your way not of water but of miracles.
1 Samuel 17 v 49 -51 David said I will kill you, I will cut off your head, but do you know that when he said I will cut off your head he had no sword in his hands?
But the Almighty God provided the sword, God knows fully well that the neck of Goliath is not a small neck; an ordinary sword is not going to cut off that neck.
So God had already provided a sword big enough that big head from the neck and it is the sword of Goliath himself.
When God has seen your faith he will take over from there.
I assure you before the sun rises tomorrow you will sing a new song.
Now when ask people to pray, you can sense from the way they pray whether they are expecting something or nothing.
Intense thirst will produce intense prayer, intense expectation will produce intense petition, if you expect God to answer your prayer you will pray.
I Told some brethren in far way Malaysia earlier this year, there was a world conference on prayer and they said they have heard about what God is doing among us here.
So they asked me to come and talk and I told them the reason people don’t pray is because they don’t expect an answer.
The reason we pray is because we know he will answer.
How many of you really believe God will answer you tonight. He will answer you today in the mighty name of Jesus.
Several year ago, at about 1984 I heard about the great work God was doing in South Korea through the ministry of a young man called Doctor Youngi Cho.
At that time he had the biggest church in the whole world, four hundred and fifty thousand members.
So I went.
I didn’t have much money and you know how much it must have cost to go from here to South Korea.
I wanted to go, so I cried to God and he provided the ticket.
And I listened to this man, I wanted to find out his secret; what made him so successful in ministry.
Of course he taught us about several things like house fellowship and other things but he kept on coming to one thing; Prayer! Prayer!! Prayer!!!
In fact he brought a whole mountain into which they dug little, little holes where people can crawl into and pray.
People came from all over the world, then they took us on tours on the mountain to go and pray, after they release us to go and pray.
I had a lot to pray about because I was tired of laboring in vain.
Is anybody here tired of laboring in vain? Your failure will end tonight in Jesus name.
So I was in that hole and I was praying and of course I forgot myself.
By the time I checked myself, I discovered I have been in that hole for about two hours, I discovered that I was the only one left, because they were waiting for me, thank God am a black man because they discovered one black man was not there.
And they were upset with me, “why have you kept us waiting?” I said “am sorry, I thought we came here to pray”.
They said “yes but are you going to pray everything in one day?” You don’t know what brought me; I mean they were so upset nobody spoke to me all the way back to the hotel, which was very good because I wanted to continue with my prayer.
Today, you can see the result.
How many of you believed that the Almighty God will answer your prayers?
In Mark 10 v 46 – 52 when Bartimeaus heard that Jesus was passing by, he cried out, they asked him to shut up , he said “ you don’t need help, I need help, keep quiet and let me cry out because this is one single person who I know will solve my problem.
He had a great expectation and it was revealed in his prayer.
And so that bring us to our case study the woman with the issue of blood that I read to you in the text Mark 5 v 25-34
The Lord said there is someone here he said the invisible hand that is stabbing you in the chest have been removed, therefore the pain will not return.
Thank you father!
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said I will make your progress like that of a car going downhill; easy and fast.
The woman with the issue of blood, number one, had heard about Jesus, that there is a prophet in the land, He is healing the sick, He is opening blind eye, He is solving problem.
She had heard and Romans 10 v 17 says faith come by hearing and hearing by the world of God.
She had heard so faith was born in her and then she said with her mouth if I can just touch the helm of his garment I know I will be made whole.
Romans 10 v 10 says with the heart man believes and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation.
Matthew 12 v 34 says out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
Like I said before your faith, your hunger will determine how you will pray. And then she made an effort, she didn’t sit down expecting Jesus Christ to come to her house, she came.
She came in the press behind, you put it in the modern language, she forced her way through until she touched the helm of his garment.
James 2 v 17 says faith without works is dead, been alone. You have great expectation you are expecting God to do mighty for you.
It will require an effort and then of course God will do the rest, because as soon as he touched the helm of the garment of Jesus Christ, power flow through to her.
Proverbs 24 v 14 said there shall be a reward. You make an effort, the reward will come!
It is that passage that says your expectation shall not be cut off. There will be a reward! You make an effort God will respond because Hebrews11 v 6 says God is a Rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Don’t forget the word diligent, he is a reward of those who diligent seek him. He is the one who answer the prayers of those who pray diligently, he is the one who reward the effort of those who made the effort diligently.
Now, what then can I expect as a child of God?
With faith in him, knowing full well that when he promises he will keep his promise, forever oh lord your word is settled. Psalm 119 v 81.
Thank you Lord!
The Lord said there is someone here tonight he said you have been dreaming of rain he asked me to tell you your shower of blessings will soon begin.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight; he said those who threaten to subdue you shall fail.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, he said you are closer to permanent victory than you can imagine
Daddy says it take a shout of expectation to bring down the wall of Jericho and he asked me to tell you, you praise me and see.
Thank you Lord!
Let me hear somebody shout a really big halleluiah!
What can I legitimately expect as the true child of the living God? Quite a lot but I will just give you few of them based on his word.
Number one, I can expect healing?.
Because 1 Peter 2 v 24 says by his stripes you were healed. Not by his stripe you are going to be, it is by his stripe you are already healed, if he says I have already been healed.
I have every right to expect my healing will come.
How do you want your healing?
I will explain.
I know that may stand to be a tricky question but I had gone to pray for a man before who was coughing very badly and I said sir, how can I help you? You know what he said to me?
He said “man of God, I want you to pray that the cough will be going down little by little”. Little by little!?
So when did you want it to vanish? Little by little?
Do you want your healing little by little? So how do you want your healing?
I have a right to expect to live the rest of my life in divine health, I can expect never to be sick again.
Based on the promise of God, Exodus 15 v 26 He says to me son/daughter, if you hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God to observe and to do all that he commands you this day, I will bring none of the disease I brought on the Egyptians upon you, for I am the lord that heals you.
He says if I obey him he will be my physician, I have a right to expect that for the rest of life I will not know sickness again.
And I am believing God for someone here tonight; though you might be sick now, before the sun rises you will be well, and for the rest of your life you will not know sickness again.
But how are you going to die if you don’t know sickness?
You don’t have to be sick to die.
At least I know an uncle of mine who went to church on Sunday, it was thanksgiving Sunday, he sang he danced, he had a wonderful time, went home took breakfast and the wife began to prepare launch and as they were pounding the yam he decided to go into the toilet.
When they finished pounding the yam they came to knock at the door of the toilet and said come out the table is set. When they open the door they found that he has gone home, that is the way to go. No ache, no pain!
That is the way to go.
My own will be slightly different; it is going to be on Sunday, I will go to church, have a wonderful service, eat pounded yam and go.
That is the way! I have a reason to expect divine health.
I pray for every one of you here today, the grace to obey God for the rest of in Jesus name. Therefore the grace to enjoy divine health for the rest of your life receives it right now in Jesus name.
I have a right to expect total security, based on the word of God Isaiah 54 v 17 says no weapon formed against me shall prosper.
No weapon! It doesn’t matter the name of the weapon, he said when he comes to you it will no prosper. it is the word of God and I can tell you stories upon stories.
The very first year when we were here trying to build our little tent, the expressway then were just at the headquarters of the high way robbers.
So they were robbing people every day on the expressway. And because this is the only place when there was a little light then, not now when light is everywhere.
People will run, on one occasion they ran to the camp they came to the carpenters and the workers. And they followed them to go and collect their loads from the car.
They will throw something, the tire will puncture, people will run away and the robbers will take whatever they want.
But the police men had arrived before my boys got there and they laid ambush, so when they saw my boys coming they thought they were the robbers and they cock their guns and the leader of the police patrol said fire!
And the guns refused to fire, they said it again nothing happened.
I decree tonight for the rest of our life no weapon fashioned against you shall prosper. I decree tonight no weapon fashion against me shall prosper.
I have a right to expect overflowing blessings. Deuteronomy 28 v 1 -2 the Bible says again provided I will obey and hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord my God to observe and to obey and all that he commands me.
I have told you there is a level where God will begin to bless you so much you will begin to run and you will be saying God this is too much, God will tell you I have not even started the blessing will begin to follow and overtake you.
I decree tonight there be somebody here even before the end of the year, who will say father, this blessings is too much in Jesus name.
I have a right to expect victory without a fight. Deuteronomy 28 v 7 says they will come against you one way, they will flee seven ways. He says God will cause those who rise up against you to be smitten before your face, you won’t do the fighting, you just wait and see the salvation of the Lord.
I have a right to expect a right to enjoy victory without a fight; I have a right to expect the kind of prosperity that will flow to nations. Deuteronomy 28 v 11-12 says never to bow, he said as a matter of fact you will be lending to nations.
And I want to thank God for all of you who are here who are supporters of this ministry.
You may not know it but you are already lending to nations, because by the special grace of God now The Redeem Christian of God is in more than 160 nations of the world.
They called us poor, they say Nigerians are poor, but by the grace of God we are taking the gospel to the world because God promised that we will learn to nation.
Now I want to decree to someone here tonight; very soon you will come to me and say sir, how much do we need for missionary work this year?
I have a right to expect that not only would I be promoted but my promotion will be permanent. Deuteronomy 28 v 13 says clearly, you will be above only and not beneath, you will be head and not tail.
That is permanent promotion because it is one thing to be promoted, it is another thing to get there and stay there. But it is in the word of God that you have permanent promotion.
And of course I can go on and on, on several passages but as a child of God; I have absolute right to expect a mansion when I get to heaven.
Now take note I didn’t say if I get to heaven, I say when I get to heaven.
And in the mighty name of Jesus Christ I am going to be there. And I know I will see you there in Jesus name.
Because Jesus Christ said in John 14 v 1- 3 in my father’s house there are many mansions there.
He said if it were not so I would have told you. He said I am going to prepare a place for you and when I have finished preparing the place, I will come for you.
He is coming for me again! How many of you are expecting Jesus to come for you again? And the reason he hasn’t come yet is that he is preparing the mansion.
Now there are some highly educated theologians who said no, no, what is written there is not mansion, what is written there is hut. I said hut! In heaven!
If you want a hut you will get one, but I am going for a mansion. How many of you want a mansion? You will get your own there in Jesus name.
For those of you who are old members of the church I have shared with you again and again, long ago God had already showed me my own mansion; it was still being built, they have not completed it then and I have not seen it now for a while.
So I don’t know how big it is now, but what I saw was so big that if you stand on one end, a man at the other end will be like an ant and they were still building.
And that is more than thirty years ago now. And when I asked the Lord, this is where you need to pay attention, how many rooms do I need?
Is it not only name, He said every soul you win will have a room in your mansion? Because in heaven your convert will come and pay you visit. So those of you who are not winning souls, listen to me you may get to heaven and found that your mansion is made of only one room because there is no body coming to visit you, you have not won any soul.
Those of you who by the grace of God has been converted to Christ through my little effort, there is a room for you in my own mansion, when we get to heaven you are coming to pay me a visit.
I want you to begin to work hard for your own mansion too, every soul you win has a room in your own mansion and am looking forward to my own.
I don’t know how my own is going to be.
What I saw more than thirty years ago, is already big but at that time they were still building, that is why you find that somebody like me can’t rest.
We finish one program I go on to another. We finish congress, I go on to Let’s go-a-fishing. Why don’t you seat down? I want to win more soul.
Those ones you’ve won are they not enough? no , I want my mansion to be bigger.
How many of you are expecting a mighty mansion when you get to heaven?
God will give you one in Jesus name, but make sure you go on winning souls like nobody’s business.
Between the promise of God and the manifestation of that promise, the devil would try his best to see if he can double cross you, you must not allow him!
And I will give you one example and it will be time to pray, that is the example of Joseph
In Genesis 37 v 5- 11 God showed Joseph how great he will become, God gave him a glimpse of how great he will be come because all that Joseph saw was that his brothers, his father, mother bowing down before him.
He didn’t know the whole world will be bowing down before him but God gave him a glimpse, then the brothers became angry, they tried to kill him they failed, they threw him into a well, the water was gone by the time he landed.
They sold him into slavery; it didn’t matter, they didn’t know they were selling him into the fulfillment of his destiny.
He became a slave and when he got to the house of the slave owner he became MD and the devil saw the way these things are going and said I better deal with this boy and set a trap for him.
Genesis 31v 9 -12 And the wife of the master said lie with me, sin so that your destiny can be polluted, sin so that your destiny can be truncated, sin so that your expectation can be cut short.
But the young man said how can I do this things and sin against God. There is only one person who can make my expectations come to past I will not annoy Him.
That is why I am making a very passionate plea to you tonight; people have asked me again and again; Sir, why do you keep on hammering holiness?
One reason apart from making it to heaven, no matter how big your dream maybe if you don’t annoy God the dream will come to pass. I know that one
All my friends call me the big dreamer.
I dream big, if I tell you one of my dreams, you yourself will call me the dreamer but I know that as long as by the grace of God I can keep myself pure the dreams will come to pass.
If you will stay away from sin, if you will keep yourself pure all your dreams will come to pass, all your expectations will become manifestations.
Because of the one who promise, because of his track record, because of his resources, because of his ability to perform.
And you know the rest of the story; they threw Joseph to prison but from the prison to the throne, because if the one who promise is faithful, if you are faithful to him, he will be faithful to you.
In conclusion he said in Isaiah 1 v 19 -20 he said if you are willing and you are obedient you will eat the good of the land.
He said but if you refuse, if you rebel, if you will not obey him, he said then don’t blame him for what will follow.
That is why I am making a special altar call tonight. Do you know that all the promises of God for you since you were born can be fulfilled before the end of this month.
Because God is more than able, but if you persist in your life of sin, you will hear other people testifying you will say but I was there that night, how come my own is not there that night, how come my own was not there?
God will tell you because of your sin.
So if you are here tonight and you have not yet given your life to Jesus Christ and you want to forsake the way of sin and you want to begin to live a life that will be pleasing to the Almighty God, I invite you now to come and surrender your life to Jesus Christ.
If you want to give your life to Jesus come now, or if you are a backslider you use to be born again but you have gone back into sin and you want to return to the Almighty God so that you can begin to live a life of holiness you can come also.
As you come, ask Him to be merciful unto you, ask Him to save your soul, promise Him that from now on you will do his will.
Tell Him to just forgive you all your sins and give you a brand new beginning.
The rest of us let us stretch our hand towards these people and pray for them, that the One who save your soul will save their soul also, that God will have mercy on all of them, that God will wipe away all your sins and give you a brand new beginning even as he promised…..
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Savior we bless your name Almighty Jesus we give you glory and honor for your word that have gone forth tonight, please accept our thanks in Jesus name.
You promised, that whosoever will come unto you, you will in no wise cast out, this people have come now, Father receive them in Jesus name.
Have mercy on them in Jesus name, cleanse them in your blood in Jesus name, even as you save their souls tonight write their names in the book of life in Jesus name.
And the grace that will enable them to never to go back into the life of sin give to them in Jesus name.
Any backslider among them restore fully in Jesus name.
My Lord and my Savior I pray tonight that beginning from tonight whenever this your children call unto You, You, will answer them in Jesus name, and let them serve you till the end in Jesus mighty name we have prayed (amen)
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1. Thank Him for the past, the present, the future.
2. Father, don’t let my expectation to be cut off.
3. Father, my expectation is to enjoy divine health for the rest of my life, Father please fulfill it.
4. Father, my expectation is never to borrow again all the days of my, Father please fulfill it.
5. Father, my expectation is never to backslide, please fulfill it.
6. Father, my expectation is to become a divine treasurer, a mighty one, please full fill it.
7. Father, my expectations is to be mightily use of you to heal the sick, to raise the dead and to perform all manners of miracles including casting out demons please fulfill it
8. Father, my expectation is to win millions of soul, please fulfill it.
9, My expectation is to have blessing that will overflow to many nations please fulfill it.
10. Father, my expectation is that all my children will be greater than I, please fulfill it.
11. Father, my expectation is that I will never bury my children, please fulfill it.
12. Father, my expectation is that my future will be more glorious than my present, please fulfill it.
13 Personal requests.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
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SIGNS AND WONDERS
14th of December, 2012
Let’s lift our hands to the Almighty God and begin to bless his holy name, let’s give Him glory let’s give Him honor, bless the King of kings the Lord of Lords, the Ancient of days, bless His holy name.
Bless the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac the God of Jacob, bless His holy name, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration He is worthy to be praised, bless his holy name.
There is no one like Him, magnify His holy name. Praise Him, worship Him, adore Him, give Him all glory, give Him all honor, give Him all adoration there is no one like Him, bless His holy name, bless His holy name.
We give You glory , we give You honor, may You forever be glorified, may You forever be blessed. Blessed be Your holy name. Thank you Jesus…
In Jesus mighty name we worship.
I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father; before the sun rises let me sing a new song; a new song of joy, a new song of breakthroughs, a new song of victory, a new song of Signs and Wonders….
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Please join your hands with your neighbor and pray for him/her and say Father, for this your child that i am holding, let this be a night of Signs and Wonders… In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
You are the mighty God the great I am, halleluiah, halleluiah!
You are the mighty God the great i am, halleluiah, halleluiah!!
You are the mighty God the great i am, halleluiah, halleluiah!
You are the mighty God the great i am, halleluiah, halleluiah!!
Almighty God, all knowing God, Ancient of days, Rock of ages, the Holy one of Israel, Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the One who is the One who was the One who is to come.
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of peace, the Way, the Truth and the Life. Glory be to Your holy name. Father glory be to your holy name.
You are Greater than the greatest, you are Higher than the highest, you are Stronger than the strongest, you are Older than the oldest, you are Wiser than the wisest.
You are Richer than the richest, glory be to your holy name. Accept our worship in Jesus name. Thank you for January, thank you for February, thank you for March, thank you for April, thank you for May, thank you for June, thank you for July , thank you for August, thank you for September, thank you for October, thank you for November, thank you for December.
Glory be to your holy name. Thank you for what you did here on Monday, thank you for what you did on Tuesday, thank you for what you did on Wednesday, thank you for what you did yesterday, thank you for what You are about to do today and thank You for what you will do in our tomorrow, accept our worship in Jesus name.
Tonight visit Your children, before the sun rises everybody here present and all those who are listening all over the world, before the sun rises again let all of us sing a new song.
Let this be a night of Signs and Wonders. Do something in our lives you have never done before and at the end of it all let your name be glorified.
Thank you Almighty God in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I want you to shake hands with about three or four people and tell them God will surprise you tonight, then you may put your hands together for the Almighty God
As at 7.45pm the number of babies born on this ground since the Congress started has increased to forty one; the girls are still leading but the boys are already catching up, we now have twenty boys and twenty one girls. So let the sister shout praise the Lord! And let the brother shout halleluiah!
Those of you who are born in December you can stand on your feet so I can pray for you. If you are born in December let me hear you shout halleluiah!
Father I want to thank you for your children born in the month of December, I ask Lord God Almighty that in the lives of these your children you will make everything complete. You will give them a new beginning; a new beginning of joy, a new beginning of success, a new beginning of promotion, a new beginning of anointing, a new beginning of a closer walk with God, let it be well with hem and let them serve you in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
God bless you , you may be seated.
Daddy GO’s Message titled: SIGNS AND WONDERS
This is going to be a wonderful night.
It is going to be a night somebody here will never forget. Whenever I go out of the camp to hold a Holy Ghost service, there is something I always tell those who are coming for the first time, one of which I am about to repeat here tonight and that is when you go through the scriptures, you will discover that almost all those who got a miracle from Jesus got it by faith.
Jesus would ask them “do you belief I can do this?” If they say “yes we believe”, then He will turn to them and say “be it unto you according to your faith”. Or He will say your faith had made thee whole.
Tonight without any doubt God is here.
How do i know?
He says where two or three are gather in My name I will be there, here we are more than two or three so I know He is here.
Second reason i know He is here is because when He called me to full time ministry He said “Son where you go I will go with you.
So He is here right now. So God is here, by the grace of God I am here, I am ready. By His grace He has prepared me for tonight.
Now the question is are you ready? When do you want your miracle? When we come back in January? When do you want your miracles? Be it unto you according to your faith.
All I am going to do in the next few minutes is to encourage your faith to grow, as soon as I have done that the rest is between you and God and I am sure you will never forget tonight.
Isaiah 7 v 14 Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign, behold a virgin shall conceived and bear a son and shall call his name Emmanuel.
Tonight we want to talk briefly on Signs and Wonders.
Now what is a Sign?
A sign is an evidence – that what you claim to be is true. Pharaoh said in Exodus 5 v 1 -2 he said I don’t who is the Lord, I am not going to let Israel go. Then God said alright I will give you a sign; I will kill all the first born in the land of Egypt in one night and then maybe you will still say I don’t know you.
Exodus 12 v 29- 32 after God has shown Pharaoh a sign he is the one who begged Israel to please go
And I am prophesying to someone straight away all the Pharaohs who says you will not go, God will show them a sign.
Nebuchadnezzar said in Daniel 3 v 14-15 he said to Shadrach , Meshach and Abednego, if you don’t bow and worship my idol, i will throw you into the fiery furnace and who is that God that will deliver you out of my hand.
So God showed him a sign, in Daniel 3 v 24-29 the same Nebuchadnezzar said there is no God like the God of Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego.
As the Lord lives before the end of this month, all those who have been saying where is your God? They will come and bow and say there is no God like your God.
Now what is a Wonder?
A friend of mine once said a wonder is that which causes you to wonder. In other words, a wonder is a miracle so big that your mouth will fall open involuntarily.
In Act 3 v 1 – 10 when a man who has been lame for forty years suddenly began to leap, to walk and to praise God, everybody in the church began to look at him with amazement.
I am decreeing right now to everyone of you here tonight and those of you who are listening all over the world, God will turn you to a wonder.
So as we see in this passage, he said the Lord himself will give you a sign and the sign He will give is that a virgin will conceive and bear a son.
And when you say a virgin will conceive the first thing that will come to anybody’s mind is impossible! So God says I will give you a sign by making the impossible possible.
In the name that is above every other name, in the life of everyone here tonight and all of you who are hearing my voice, every impossibility will become possible tonight.
Now the life of any man can be broken into three compartments:
Tonight I want to encourage you to increase your faith in the various compartment of a man’s life so that you can grab the God of wonders and go with your own wonder tonight.
When God said to Abraham in Genesis 18 v 9 -14 that a ninety year old woman would bear a son, Sarah laughed because inside her she was saying impossible.
But there is a God who doesn’t want to hear the word impossible, as a matter of fact the moment he hears the word impossible he rises on his throne and said let me show you a sign.
Whenever somebody tells you that your case is impossible, begin to rejoice because there is a God in heaven with whom nothing shall be impossible.
If He can make a virgin to conceive then what is the problem about a woman who is married? After all she has a man. And I am talking about a God who can produce children out of stones.
According to Mathew 3 v 9 He can produce children from stones, so if you are here tonight and the doctors have told you like they told the lady who testified earlier on; that one of your tube is not working and there is even something in your body that will not allow you to conceive and you saw her carrying a set of twins, then that should tell you there is still a God on His throne who can make the impossible possible.
Some of you who are here, you are here when a sister was sharing her testimony, the doctors have told her she can never carry a baby till nine months, they said the womb was too small so latest five month the baby must come down, she wrote we prayed and God told me she would have her child.
And I wrote back to her and that month she became pregnant, this time she carried this thing to maturity and when the time came to deliver she gave birth to four at a time; two boys and two girls from a womb that they say cannot carry one, the Almighty God put four there.
There is somebody here today that which they say is impossible will become possible tonight in Jesus name.
So when God says I will make a virgin conceive He is saying anyone who is barren here tonight can also have their own wonders before they go. Now a virgin conceiving is totally unscientific, it is beyond science and medicine and so a virgin conceiving should tell somebody that doctors have called incurable is very easy with the One who can make the virgin conceive, because this is a God that is not controlled by science and medicine.
Thank you father, the Lord says there is someone here tonight, he said every word coming towards you tonight is not a prophecies but a decree.
John 9 v 32-33 the Bible tells us of a man who was born blind and Jesus opened his eye and people began to argue whether it happened or didn’t happened. The man said since the world began, it has never been said, it has never been heard that somebody opened the eye of someone born blind.
There is someone who can open the eye of the blind, there is someone who can make the virgin conceived, that someone is here tonight. So I want to ask you a question; have you a physical problem? Do you believe that the God of wonders can solve that problem? If you believe, be it unto you according to your faith.
The second aspect of a man’s life is the social aspect, that is when you begin to talk about career, promotion, getting married and things like that.
But they all come down basically to one underline factor. And that has to do with material wellbeing.
Why do I want to rise to the top in my position of work? Because if I get to the top the salary will be different. They asked a young man not too long ago, why are you not getting married? he said “there is no money in my pocket”.
Making the virgin conceive actually means producing something out of nothing. There is a God who can produce water out of the rock according to Exodus 17 v 1-6 He brought water out of the rock.
There is God who can take the last and turn it to the first. You know the story of the widow of Zarephath in 1king… There is a God who can take the little you have and keep on multiplying it. He has done it before in 2king 4 v 1 -7 He told the widow to keep on pouring the little oil that she had and it will keep on flowing until there is no more room to contain it.
This God who can multiply the little and turn it to much, this God who can produce something out of nothing, He is here tonight and He is now asking you, do you have a financial problem? Do you believe that this God of wonders can solve that problem? Do you believe? If you believe, be it unto you according to your faith.
I have told you the story of my father in the Lord when he was alive, when things were very hard and he went to God in prayer and God told him the pot of stew that your wife has just prepared; tell her to keep ditching from it every day, not looking into the pot. Just keep on ditching it.
For days mama will ditch; today it is beef, tomorrow it is chicken, the following day it will be goat meat. She kept on ditching until one day curiosity overcame her and she looked into the pot and the pot became empty.
Now i know you don’t believe that, you don’t think it can happen, be it unto you according to your faith.
But I have also told you the story of what happened to me, they didn’t tell me it happened to me. I went to preach in Onitsha and was returning, I got to Asaba there was no fuel, I said no problem.
I will get fuel when I get to Benin. I got to Benin no fuel, I said no problem. I will get fuel in Ore, I got to Ore no fuel, by now my tank was reading reserve.
Almighty God what do I do? It was Sunday evening and I must go to my lectures on Monday morning in Lagos.
And the Lord spoke to me and said son, take your eye off the gauge and drive on. And i drove all the way on reserve for ore till i parked in my house in Surulere. There is a God who can bring something out of nothing.
Is there anybody here tonight who is in need of a major financial breakthrough, and you believe that the God of wonders can do it for you, be it unto you according to your faith.
Thank you Father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said you have been hearing of something called a new song, He said you will sing your own very soon.
Daddy says I should tell somebody tonight, He said don’t be afraid, you are not going to die you are going to complete the assignment I have given you.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said it is my grace that brought you to where you are, my grace will take you to where I want you to be.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said you need just one more miracle for your joy to be full, He said you will get it tonight.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said the night has been much longer than you expected, He said wait till you see what I have for you in the morning.
The Lord asked me to tell someone here tonight, He asked me to make your dream much bigger than they are now, He said because I will fulfill all of them.
Now the third aspect of a man’s life is the spiritual aspect.
Almost everything we do in this world is controlled by spirit, the spiritual controls the physical. Before trouble came to Job, there was something that happened in the spiritual.
There was a meeting between God and the devil where they discussed him. It was their discussion that brought all kind of problems to Job, some of us are where we are today because of some certain spiritual forces.
A blessing is a spiritual force, when your parents bless you, spiritually they are sending assistance to you. I have always told you, that I am where I am today by the grace of God and by the prayer of my mother.
Anytime I did something that pleased her when I was very small, she would say to me, you this boy you will call one person, two hundred will answer. I didn’t understand what that meant. How can I call one fellow and two hundred will answer? But today if I say pastor come; and I didn’t mention the name of the pastor, how many people do you think will come running?
Well I am your father in the Lord maybe I should use this opportunity to make pronouncement.
I say to you who are my true children, from now on you will call one person two hundred will answer.
Just as a blessing is a spiritual force, a curse is also a spiritual curse. I don’t want to go into all the details about that, but one thing is clear, the God who can make the virgin conceived has a spiritual ability that can deal with all spirit.
In Mark 5 v 1-20 we see the story of the mad man of Gadarean, the devil knew that this man had a glorious destiny , that the plan of God for that fellow is to be an evangelist. He sent six thousand demons to bind him up. But one day the Almighty God who can do all things came, overcome all the demons and restored the destiny of this man.
Do you belief that whatever may be your spiritual problem, the God of wonders can solve them, do you believe? Be it unto you according to your faith.
If we ask you, can the shadow of a fisher man heal? You will say impossible, but ask Peter. Can the handkerchief of a lawyer cast out demons? You will say how come? Ask Paul.
Can the handkerchief of a mathematician produce signs and wonder, you will say how come? But you have heard testimonies. You will hear testimonies; you will share your own testimonies too.
Thank you Father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said you have wept for months, he asked me to tell you that you will laugh for years.
The Lord said there is someone here today, He said in your family in the year that is coming, there will be more than one thanksgiving service.
The Lord said there is someone here this night, He said you have enjoyed miracles up till now, He said get ready for wonders.
The Lord asked me to tell those of you who are here tonight, He said He is going to release unique miracles to seventy of you.
When He said seventy, so I feel that I can try and negotiate. Do you know what a unique miracle is, it is a miracle that had never happened before and will never happen again. Seventy of you, how many of you think you will be one of them? Be it unto you according to your faith.
Please listening carefully, God is talking to one particular person, please listen carefully.
The Lord said “your cry has always been God, make me your divine treasure”. He ask me to tell you, He is offering you a deal tonight, please listening carefully, this is very important. He said within the next six month he will double your fortune and you yourself knows that this can a only happen by God. Now here is the deal and listen carefully he said fifty percent of the increase you must return it to Him. He said this will be the test to find out whether you are a really ready for great things.
Whoever that fellow is, we will see within the next six month.
Now Luke 1 v 34- 37 Mary was born, she is now a virgin young woman and God was about to fulfilled the prophecy that He gave through Isaiah and so the Angel came and told her” woman you are now going to have a boy and…
Thank you Father, the Lord ask me to tell someone in particular, He said you will understand that the tied is already turning.
So the Angel told Mary, you are that virgin the prophet is talking about you are going to have a baby boy, He is going to be the Son of the Most High and so on and so forth.
Then Mary said how can this be? I don’t know a man and the angel said the Holy Ghost. It is the Holy Ghost that is going to perform the wonder in your life.
You see there are certain things when God said He is going to do something, it is so big that your mind cannot even contain it. How will it happen? Not by power, not by might but by Spirit said the Lord of host.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, everything your heart desires you will receive it tonight in Jesus name.
Thank God of the testimony of that young man, I was seating down there, the choir was rehearsing, they were about to finish and I saw a little action towards my right.
I saw a woman pushing a man in a wheel chair, she wanted to come to where I was seating, the guard said no way. Suddenly the Lord spoke to me, “ask him to be brought”, so I said bring him, I called the one standing by me, go and bring that man and they brought him.
I didn’t pray, I just did what God asked me to do. I laid my hand on him and I said the desire of your hands is granted you. Whatever that desire is and I left. And he got up immediately! You heard his testimony.
May I raise my hand towards you and say to all you who are here, whatever may be the desire o your heart receive it right now in Jesus name.
Who qualify for signs and wonders?, Mary was a virgin not a harlot. She was pure, she was holy.
Matthew 7 v 6 says you don’t cast pearls before swine. People like Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego who got signs and wonder kept themselves pure.
People have asked me why do you keep hammering on holiness? Holiness is the master key.
That is the master key to signs and wonder.
That is why I want to encourage you tonight, because you are going to pray in a moment and whatever prayer you pray here tonight, God is going to answer it. Be it unto you according to your faith.
Before we pray, get out of your sins! Give your life to Jesus Christ, let His blood wash you clean, let His blood wipe away your sins and then you can cry to him and he will hear.
David said if I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me, the Bible says the Hand of the Lord is not shorten that He cannot save, neither is His Ear is heavy that He cannot hear, but He said sin can block the way between you and your God, that even when you are crying, He won’t hear, if He doesn’t hear, how can he answer?
That is why i want to call those of you who have not given your life to Jesus Christ to come forward now, that is why we have arranged in the inside the auditorium several mini altars, they are about thirty six of them scattered all over.
Each one has a flag on top of it, so when I say come to the Altar, just go to the nearest of the altars to you and there the ministers of God will attend to you.
When I am praying for those who come to the front, the prayer will reach you there, so I am going to count from one to ten I am telling you in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, things are going to change from tonight.
So if you want to give your live to Jesus, come now, as you come begin to pray, begin to talk to Jesus Christ, ask Him to save your soul, ask Him to forgive you your sins, promise Him that from now on you will live for Him.
He will become your Lord and Savior. Begin to talk to Him, ask Him to be merciful unto you, ask Him to cleanse you in His blood, tell Him from now on you will serve Him…. in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Savior I want to thank you 1 want to thank you for your word and I want to thank you for all these your children who are standing before the various altars.
You promised Lord that whosoever will come unto You, You will in no wise cast out. These Your children have come now, please receive them in Jesus name. Forgive all their sins in Jesus name, let Your blood wipe away all their sins in Jesus name, save their souls and write their names in the book of life in Jesus name.
Tonight Father, give them their own signs and wonders and anytime they call upon you, Father answer them by fire and let them serve you till the end, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.
All of you in the various altars, I want you to listen to me carefully, I want to thank God for what He has done in your life I want to promise you that from now on I will be praying for you, so I am going to need your name, your address and your prayer request and I promise you I will be praying for you.
So the counselors will give you cards where you are now, please fill them before you go back to your seat.
1. Praise God for being able to make it tonight, the fact that you came means the devil has lost his battle over you. 2. Father, please perform a wonder in my body so that I will never be sick again. 3. Father, perform a wonder in my marriage so that it will become a model for others to copy. 4. Father, perform a wonder in my family so that we never know sorrow again. 5. Father, perform a wonder in my finances so that I will soon be lending to nations. 6. Father, anoint me so heavily that evil forces see me coming will run. 7. Father, any evil left in this old year; keep it far from my home. 8. Any signs and wonder left in this old year send them to my home. 9. Father, before the year ends let my testimonies be complete and perfect 10. Father, forever let me be a channel of blessings. 11. Your Extra prayer request.
The Lord will perform a wonder in your body, you will never know sickness again, the Lord will perform a wonder in your life, your marriage will become a model for others to copy the Lord will perform a wonder in your family, your family will never know sorrow again, the Lord will perform a wonder in your finances, very soon you will begin to lend to nations.
The Lord will anoint you heavily, from now on when evil forces see you coming they will run. Every evil left in this year will not come near your home, all the blessings this year will come to your own.
Before the New Year your testimony will be complete. From now on and forever you will be a vessel unto honor in God’s hand, you will be a channel of blessings.
God will give you wonder and your joy will overflow and you will serve the Lord, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. if you receive that say “i receive it”, then shout halleluiah to God.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Hebrews 13: 8