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THE BURDEN BEARER
2nd of January, 2015
THE BURDEN BEARER
PEACE BE STILL
6th of February, 2015
PEACE BE STILL
Thank You LORD. Let’s lift up our hands to Almighty God and begin to bless His Holy name.
Let’s give Him glory, let’s give Hive honour, that He had kept us through the month of January and we are today at the beginning of a new month, give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration.
He’s worthy to be praised, He’s worthy to be magnified, there is no one like Him.
He is the Prince of peace; when He speaks it is done, magnify His Holy Name, magnify His Holy Name, magnify His Holy Name.
Take absolute control LORD, as we magnify Your name tonight. We lift You high, we bless You, You are worthy to be praised, we adore You, thank You Father, glory be to Your Holy name, thank You Father.
Thank You Ancient of days. Thank You LORD, in Jesus mighty name we worship.
Brethren, at the beginning of this year, the Almighty God told us that this year Ebola will die. We are in the second month already Ebola is on its way out.
I want us to lift our voices to Him and say thank You Father, thank You for destroying Ebola in Liberia, thank You for destroying Ebola in Guinea, thank You for destroying Ebola in Serrialone.
Thank You Almighty God for Your faithfulness that when You speak, it is done we bless Your Holy Name.
We give You all glory, we give You all honour, we give You all adoration, thank You because You are faithful, thank You because when speak it is done, thank You faithful Father in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Now I want you to pray with all your heart and say Father, this time round let Ebola stay dead. Go ahead to the Almighty God, don’t let it ever resurrect, let Ebola stay dead permanently dead never to resurrect, don’t let the world ever experience another outbreak of Ebola forever.
Let Ebola remain dead permanently dead, thank You Jesus in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. …
Now I want you to lift your voice to Him and say Father, Prince of peace, please visit me today. Go ahead, talk to the Almighty God. Visit me today LORD, Prince of Peace is visiting me today. Thank You Father, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
You are worth oh LORD
You are worthy
You are worthy to be glorified
You are worth oh LORD
You are worthy
You are worthy to be glorified
Father Almighty, we bless Your name. Thank You for keeping us alive, thank You in advance for what You will do this month; thank You for what You will do in our future, thank You because our future will be alright, please accept our thanks in Jesus Name.
Thank You for driving Ebola out of Nigeria, thank You for killing Ebola, right now, thank You because where schools are shut are now reopening the schools, because You spoke and it is done Father accept our thanks in Jesus Name Father we pray that Ebola will never raise again.
And the LORD God Almighty, Prince of peace as we gathered before You today, visit every one of us in Jesus Name.
And Your children who are listening to us all over the world by radio, by television, by internet, please LORD, Prince of peace visit all of us tonight in Jesus Name. By the end of tonight my Father and my God, let everyone of us sing a new song.
Thank You Father, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. And let somebody shout hallelujah….
Shake hand with one or two people that God will bless you tonight and then you may please be seated.
Very quickly lets go to Mark chapter 4 from verse 35 – 41, you would say that’s what the first preacher preached upon. Oh yes! Whenever I have to preach, when somebody great has preached, I just come round and say well he said so and so.
I just repeat what he has said and we are blessed, but you never can tell there might be one or two little things that a Pastor can add to what that great man has said.
Mark 4 from verse 35-41- “and the same day when the even was come, He saith onto them let us Passover onto the other side and when they had sent away the multitude, they took Him even as He was in the ship and there were also with other little ships and there arose a great storm of wind and the waves shift into the ship so that it was now full and He was in the hinder part of the ship, as sleep on a pillow, they awake Him and say unto Him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And He arose and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And He said unto them, why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, what manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”
Concerning you tonight the wind and sea will obey the LORD Jesus Christ.
There are lessons we want to learn very quickly and I will be brief tonight because time has been a bit spent.
Incidentally, I think I need to tell you this; when you are worshiping God between the period of about quarter to nine to quarter to ten, several chains were broken.
I want to let you know, it is a beautiful experience. God did something awesome here tonight when you are worshiping God.
As a matter of fact, it is awesome that from now on by the special grace of God after the first talk, we will have a section of worship.it was fantastic.
Now, amen. The first lesson we want to learn from this story in addition to all my son has said, is that Jesus in your boat does not mean there will be no storm.
Jesus was in the boat and yet a storm arose.
All it means when you have given your life to Jesus Christ is that no matter the storm you will never sink. In John 16 verse 33.
Jesus Christ said in this world you will have tribulations, but be of good cheer I have overcome the world.
He was talking to His own. He said in this world you will have tribulations, so don’t let anybody deceive you that once you give your life to Jesus you won’t have problems, that’s not what the bible says. All it says is that once Jesus is in your boat, no matter the problems your boat will never sink.
So I’m decreeing to somebody here today your boat will never sink.
In Isaiah 43 verse 1 and 2, the Bible tells that after you have been redeemed, then when you walk through the river it won’t overflow you.
When you pass through the fire it will not burn you. Now, we didn’t say ‘if’; He said ‘when’, in other word is a matter of time, sooner or later in life, there will be a storm, but if Jesus is in your boat when the storm comes, you can be sure your boat will not sink. So I want you to help me tell your neighbor, you will land safely.
Second thing to learn from this story is that the storm does not give notice. If there was a notice that there was going to be stormy, probably the boat with Jesus in it will have waited for the storm to blow pass, both the storms of life do not give notice.
For example, Isaiah 38 verse 1. King Hezekiah woke up in the morning and suddenly they told him a prophet of God is here to see you, sir, and he said okay bring him in and the man of God came in and said sir, thus saith the LORD put your house in order, for you shall die and not live.
Can you imagine how Hezekiah felt!
He wasn’t expecting that bad news, but suddenly a storm came. Or 2King chapter 5 verse 1, imagine how Naaman felt the day it became clear to him that what he thought was an ordinary boil was leprosy.
Or imagine what happen in Genesis 37 from verse 23-28. The day that Joseph came to visit his brothers, he wasn’t coming to visit enemies, he thought he was coming to visit his brothers and suddenly he discovered before the end of the day he has become a slave.
Storms come suddenly without notice.
If there is anyone here today who have just discovered that there is a big problem in your life, I want to prophesy to you straight away that the problem will end tonight in Jesus Name.
The third lesson that we should learn from this story is that whenever a storm arises, call on Jesus.
The disciples spent a lot of time rowing, using their own strength, using their own wisdom, using their own ability, using their own experience and that didn’t solve the problem.
The problem was solved only when they call on Jesus. Psalm 46 verse 1 tells us that Jesus Christ is the Ever Present help in the time of trouble; you have a trouble?
Call on Him and He’s always standing by to help.
Proverb chapter 18 verse 10 says the name of the LORD is a Strong Tower, the righteous run into it and is safe.
It doesn’t matter how suddenly the storm may come, there will always be enough time to call on Jesus.
Some of you who remember the story of a young man who change his religion and the parents, the father in particular decided that they will kill him and the father told his friends to help kill him I can’t kill him myself, and friends \said if we kill him is already too late he has spoiled your name.
Not only did he become a Christian, he was preaching.
So they told him what we will do him, we will run him mad. So if people see him go mad, they will think it was the beginning of madness.
And then they told him what to do, made a charm for him, they said, send for the boy when he comes, because the boy was in secondary school; as soon as he comes in, call his name if he answers he will go mad immediately.
So the father sends for the boy. He was sleeping in the story building in the town not far from here and the boy came to attend to his father, as he was entering the house the father went in took the charm, chanted the incantation and as the boy entered, the father called the name; automatically when your father call’s you, what do you do?, you answer. So the boy answered, looking up to see his father, but instead of seeing his father, he saw a huge mountain descending on him.
There was no time to pray, but there was a enough time to shout a name.
And as soon as he shouted Jesus the mountain went back, the boy ran out of the house. Today he’s still preaching the gospel.
Whatever storm may be already in your life, we are going to drive it away today. Let me hear you shout another Jesus… thank you.
The next lesson we learn from this story is that one word from Jesus and there will be peace.
He got up and said peace, be still. He didn’t have to repeat Himself – just one word and all the storm ceased.
Because Isaiah chapter 9 verse 6 says just Himself is the Prince of peace, so when spoke it was the Prince of peace that was speaking. Not only that, the bible tells us in John chapter 1 verse 1 – 3 that in the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, the Word was God, and if you jump two verses it says by Him were all things made.
When He spoke a word, the wind recognizes the One who was speaking as the One who made him; the sea recognizes the one speaking, that is the one who made it.
And so, when He spoke to the wind, the wind obeyed. When He spoke to the sea, the sea obeyed;
And tonight He’s going to speak to that wind in your life in Jesus Name. He’s going to speak to that sea in your life in Jesus Name; and both of them must obey Him.
One word from Him, that’s all you need to hear.
I told you before, we are travelling to London on our Beloved Nigeria Highway of Blessed Memory, and already approaching when we are asked to fasten our seat belt, when of a sudden the pilot said:
“Ladies and gentlemen, we have a little problem and the little problem is that the door in the belly of the plane refuses to open.”
In other words, the landing gear cannot come out which is another way of saying we are about to crash.
On that day, I was travelling “First Class” because somebody bought the ticket and there were all kinds of rich people there.
There was a particular man there I can’t forget, the rings on his fingers alone would be enough to buy me if were for sale. He had a golden walking stick; there were all kinds of stones – diamonds and so on.
Since we left Ikeja he had been getting up pretending to be going to the toilet just to show us the walking stick.
Now when he heard that the door refuse to open, this time he really wanted to go the toilet. He got up and the hostel said sit down, sir, he said who said so?
That day I discovered that rich people don’t want to die.
Everyone began to shout and those people who had been pretending that water will not melt in their mouth, suddenly they became like you and I as loud as anything.
One woman was saying, oh God, I was going to London to take care of my children; nobody asks her.
And I will tell you the truth, even myself, I was afraid, anointing or no anointing, for three minutes very quickly I examined my life – who did I offend that didn’t forgive me and then finally I said to God, but Daddy, You didn’t tell me this is how is going to end.
And God spoke to me. God will speak to somebody here tonight. I heard His voice and said son doesn’t worry yourself, you are not going to die, I want to talk to you, and I know as soon as you land in London, these people won’t allow you and I to talk and we need to talk now.
Ooh! So I relaxed for 45minutes the plane was going round the circles and the pilot added fuel to the fire, when he said ladies and gentlemen come down now, you know that the firefighters in Ethos are very efficient.
You mean we are going to burn?
After my Daddy and I have spoken for 45minutes the door opened and we landed safely.
In the name that is above every other name you will hear a word from the LORD tonight.
The fifth lesson that I want us to learn from this story is that He had still storm before – Jesus had still storms before.
Physically. In Mathew chapter 8 verse 1-3, when that leper came to Him, that leper was in a storm, he was carrying an incurable disease and he wasn’t even supposed to come into the crowd, but he came with that storm and Jesus Christ spoke a word to him and the storm was ceased.
In Mark chapter 5 from verse 25 – 34, the woman with the issue of blood was in a storm, when her mensuration period began.
She thought it was normal, but when the thing didn’t end after one week, after two weeks, after a month, ha!
Suddenly she realized that this is a storm. But the day she came in contact with Jesus Christ the storm was over.
A relation of mine drove himself and his wife to church. Everything was fine, they finished the service, it was time to go home and suddenly he discovered he couldn’t see again and the wife couldn’t drive.
He left home normal, come to church, have a wonderful service; was about to go home and suddenly the storm came. The wife had to lead him by the hand into the car because the wife couldn’t drive, he sat down there and the wife had to guide him a little step by little step until they got home.
When they got home, the wife had to lead him by the hand into the room, that’s a storm. But glory be to God in the highest. We called on Jesus Christ and his sight was completely restored.
Every physical storm that may be here tonight shall be still in Jesus Name.
He had still material storms before. In 1king chapter 27 verse 8-16, the widow of Zarephath was in a storm. She had a son, but only one meal left, she has taken a decision I will prepare this last meal myself and my son will eat and we commit suicide- that was a storm.
But then, unknown to her while she got ready to prepare the last meal, help was on the way.
For somebody here tonight help is already on your way.
I can tell several stories if you want to know more about that, maybe you should buy the tape on divine encounter of last Monday, you will get that one there.
But He has ceased storms in marriages before, because there might be some people now whose marriage might be going through a storm.
If you read Luke chapter 11-15, it tells you the story of the widow of Nain who had an only son and the only son died and she was going to bury that only son when the Prince of Peace met her on the way.
Nobody needs to tell you that that woman is in a storm.
Very soon she was going to bury her only son, she was going to return home and she was going to become lonely for the rest of her life because the husband was dying but the Prince of peace changed all that.
If there shall be any storm in your marriage, it shall be still tonight in Jesus Name.
Some of the older ones among you will remember the story of one of my pastors here. The wife was pregnant, they went to church, they had a wonderful services they came back home and they were eating when all of a sudden, the pregnant wife fell down and died; now if that is not a storm I don’t know what you will call it.
Darling, my dear, this, that, the woman was dying. So the Pastor begins to scream begin to call the name of Jesus shouting loudly and clearly and so loudly that his neighbor came on and said what’s happening?
They look down, they saw the woman dead; quickly picked her up because it happens so suddenly.
They could still see the baby inside still breathing, so they rushed her to the hospital and the Doctor checked the woman and they said well let see if we can get to the baby before it is too late because the woman was dead, there was no need for anesthetic or whatever.
You don’t put somebody to sleep who is already dead. So quickly they open her up, cut the baby out just in time and they saw the mother back. Everybody around was praying God safe the baby just save the baby.
Is only the Pastor who was saying safe my wife also. As soon as they sew back the woman she came back to life.
In the Name that is above every other name, every storm in your marriage shall cease tonight in Jesus Name.
He had still spiritual storms before. In Mathew 15 verse 21-28.
Thank You Father, thank You LORD. The LORD says there is some here today, He said I have told you before and am repeating it, My plan for your life shall not be changed.
Thank You Daddy, the LORD says there is someone here tonight He said you have to live like an ex – champion for long enough you will be champion again.
Alright, thank You Father, the LORD says there is someone here tonight He ask me to just tell you I will grant you good speed.
…Mathew 15 verse 21-28, tells us the story of a woman who had a very spiritual problem. She came to Jesus, fell at His feet please have mercy on me, my daughter is at home grievously vex of the devil.
It’s a terrible thing to be the mother of a girl who has gone mad.
And when you have spiritual attack, there is very little doctors can do, but there is someone who can still spiritual storms.
So all of you who are being tormented by the forces of darkness, who are facing enemies you can’t see, who are struggling because of the forces of darkness, creating one problem or the other in your life, tonight Jesus Christ the Prince of peace will speak peace to your storm in Jesus Name.
Now, when He still a storm that’s the next thing we want to learn. Whenever Jesus still a storm, that’s lesson number six.
The storms remain forever still. We have several examples. Mark chapter 10 verse 46 – 52, when He opens the eye of Bartemaeus because Bartemaeus was in a storm.
Not only was he blind, the day he cries to Jesus for help, the crowd instead of helping him to get the attention of Jesus was trying to silence him.
And he suddenly felt the only opportunity I have is about to be lost, but Jesus still the storm because He opened the eye of Bartemaeus and you know what?
Bartemaeus never begged again.
I’m praying for someone here today, that as soon as Jesus still your financial storm, you never experience another one.
When Jesus Christ rescued the mad man of Gadara from the tomb when they cast out the demons, as the former preacher told you, do you know that man was never mad again, he never went back to live in the tomb.
When He heals the man in John chapter 5 verses 2-9, once He healds that man at the pool of Bethesda and that man left that place, he never returned.
When He stills a storm in your life tonight you will never experience them again.
Now, seven points that I want us to learn from this story is that whatever He has done before He can do it again.
He has stilled physical storms before, He will do it again.
When the leper in Mathew chapter 8 verse 1 – 3 came to Jesus and he said I know that you can make me clean if you are willing.
He was basing his faith on the fact that God had cured Naaman- you know the story of Naaman in 2king chapter 5 verse 1 – 14; if God can do it for Naaman, this leper now says I know you can do it for me also.
You have heard several testimonies here of God curing the incurable, so if Doctors had told you that your case is incurable.
I have good news for you, you will soon be sharing your testimony.
At least you remember the story of one of my sons from Abuja.
Daddy my wedding is two weeks to go, they went for test and the bride to be is HIV positive, what are we going to do, we have already sent out invitation cards? I said to him you still have two weeks? He said yes.
I said that’s enough time for Jesus to perform a miracle. We prayed a simple prayer I said tell her to go for another test, she went for another check, positive became negative.
Everyone here tonight with any form of incurable disease in the Name that is above every other name, peace, be still…
Thank You Father. The LORD says there is someone here tonight, there is a lady tonight, He said I should tell you to rejoice because very soon you will begin to fill a beautiful movement in your womb.
I want to say amen to this before I tell you. This one is for me and maybe one other fellow.
The Almighty God says with my mighty fingers I will touch your mountain and met them away.
And I want to close but Daddy is speaking. And this one again is for me.
Thank You Father. The LORD says there is someone here tonight He said very soon you will become a sign and a wonder to the world.
Oooh, thank You Daddy. I know is going to be a special year.
But the LORD says there is someone special here tonight, He said very soon in your entire town people will begin to say you are most blessed of us all. Thank You Father.
Oh LORD, thank You Father. Daddy says there is someone, here it is not going to be long when your constant song will be ‘He has done so much for me, He has taken away my sorrow, o glory halleluyah, He promise to take me home’,
If you are that one let me hear you shout halleluyah.
Now let me round up so we have time to pray. If Jesus was not in that boat when the storm came that the boat would have sunk because was already full of water before they look up to Jesus Christ. If Jesus is not in your boat when the storm comes that the boat will sink.
In Proverb chapter 1 verse 24-28, the Almighty God because have stretched out my hands towards you and you didn’t regard it, have called upon you, you didn’t pay any attention, I invited you, you rejected my invitation. He said I too will refuse to hear when you call. He said I will laugh at you when your troubles comes.
Remember what He says, if am not in your boat if I have called on you again and again, surrender your life to me, let me come into your life, let me take control and you say no leave me alone I want to enjoy myself, I want to leave my life like I want.
I surrender my life to You, that’s when you begin to say, you can do this, you can do that and I need my freedom. He said if am not in your boat when the storm comes, if you call I won’t answer.
You know Isaiah 55 verse 6 says seek the LORD while He may be found, call on Him while His near. That tells you there is time factor when it comes to surrendering your life to Jesus. If you delay too long it may be too late.
You may call on Him at that time He may say am no longer interested in your case. I will tell you one story I will pray, some of you have heard it before.
When we are still in the very first auditorium beside the road. I had one little office, then very near there.
I was in my office when a friend of mine, very close friend of mine came with his wife. The wife was completely in a comma, rejected from the hospital and they brought her. I know if I get to the camp my wife will be healed.
And of course, both of them were friends of the family. Ha! Almighty God you have to do something today. This family is mine. Is part of my family!
And God spoke to me immediately don’t waste your prayer, this lady is going to die. Haha , no my Father you are merciful you will answer all my prayers. So I lay my hands on her and I felt anointing flowing down my hands like warm oil, the moment it touched the head of this lady it reversed.
I ran to the auditorium fell on my face on the altar; Almighty God, You said in Your word, You don’t want the death of sinners only that they should repent and live, etcetera.
I began to tell Him as if He’s not the One who wrote the bible. I came back lay my hand on her, same thing happens, the anointing flow like warm oil as soon as it touched the head it reversed. I ran into the auditorium, third time, Father You just must be merciful.
Haahaa, do this for me, I know am Your favourite son; by the time I came back the third time she was dying because God said I had given her several opportunities to repent but she refused; now is too late.
If you are here tonight and you have not yet surrendered your life to Jesus, is not too late for you yet.
You can come to Him and surrender your life to Him and He can move into the boat of your life and He can then begin to control everything and beginning to give you a brand new beginning.
So am going to count, I know there are so many of you far far away. Am going to count from one to fifteen, but before I say fifteen make sure you are already standing before me.
If you want to surrender your life to Jesus, if you don’t come by the time I say fifteen, I know you are not coming then don’t blame God when your storm comes and you call on Him and He refuses to answer.
I’m calling now. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, those of you still very far away, you have to hasten your step a bit, 12, 13, 14, keep coming, keep coming, don’t wait, just make sure you come here before I finish praying.
Now those of you already in front talk to the Almighty God. Tell Him have come to surrender to You now, no more struggling with You over my life.
Please take over my life. Save my soul, forgive all my sins and I will serve You for the rest of my life. Come into the boat of my life and come and take over.
Come and take over my life completely. Come and take absolute control of my life this moment onward.
And please the rest of us, let’s stretch hands towards these people and intercede for them. Pray that the One who saved your soul will save their souls also.
Pray that God will be merciful unto them. Pray that God will forgive all their sins. Pray that God will give them brand new beginning. Call on the Almighty God brethren for just a minute or two. Pray that God will forgive every one of them, that God will save their soul, He will wash them clean in His blood and give them a brand new beginning.
Pray that the Saviour will save their soul tonight. Intercede for them for another one minute and then we will pray.
Thank You Jesus.
Hurry up those of you still on the way. Make sure you get here before I finish praying because am about to pray.
Thank You Jesus.
Keep coming, keep coming, but you have to hurry up a little. Thank You Jesus.
Hurry up, hurry up, I know you are coming from a long distance, but hurry up and pray as you come; ask the Almighty God to forgive your sins, ask the Almighty God to save your soul, ask the Almighty God to give you a brand new beginning.
Thank You Jesus. Keep coming keep coming keep coming, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Almighty God, we want to bless Your Holy Name, we want to thank You for Your word, we want to thank You for these people that have come forward, Father, remember Your promise that whosoever will come unto You, You will no wise cast out, they have come to You now; Father, please receive them in Jesus Name. Every sin they have ever committed forgive them in Jesus Name.
Save their souls, wash them clean with Your blood, write their names in the book of life. Please LORD doesn’t let them go back to their world of sin. Please LORD from now on anytime they call on You answer them by fire- in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.
And those of you in front let me hear you shout halleluyah.
Now am rejoicing with you because from now on by the grace of God, I will be praying for you. so am going to need your names, your address and your prayer request.
And I can assure you that very soon in the mighty name of Jesus you will be receiving miracles, then you will know that there is somebody somewhere praying for you and that somebody will be me.
Please turn to your left; you will see a man there waving a piece of wood. So follow him he will lead you to where some pastors are waiting and they will collect the information I need and they bring you back very quickly. God bless you. You can begin to move now. Thank you those of you who are clapping. Your hands will never be empty. Keep clapping, keep clapping.
Well, let’s take our notes and write down the following prayer points.
Number one. You want to praise the Almighty God because what He has done before He will do again. He has still storms before, He will still storm again. He’s the unchangeable LORD, so thank Him for being the unchangeable LORD.
Number two. We want to lift our voice to Him and say Father, I need you now.
Number three. Say Father, please arise for me, my family, Your church and my nation.
Number four. Say Father, Prince of peace, please speak peace to all my storms tonight.
Number five. Father, let there be no more storms in my life.
Number six. Father, divert every future storm away from me.
Number seven. Tell God specifically the areas where you are facing storms – whether it is physical, or material, or marital, or whatever and ask Him to still them.
You can then go before the Almighty God now. The altar is open, cry to the Almighty God and I will tell you when to stop.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Now I want you to join your hands together and with all your heart you are going to cry to God and say Father, command peace, all round peace into the life of my neighbor. Go ahead, talk to the Almighty God.
Command peace, all round peace into the life of this your child that am holding. Command peace LORD, all round peace like a river, command peace, all round peace into the lives of these Your children.
Thank You Jesus, thank You Father; in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Now with all the strength in you, you are going to command and peace will come. You are going to lift our voice and say Father, in the mighty name of Jesus, I command peace in every facet of my life.
Go ahead, talk to the Almighty God. In the mighty name of Jesus, I command peace in every facet of my life, all round peace, peace like a river, in the mighty name of Jesus I command peace. Thank You Jesus, thank You Father, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The Prince of peace will answer your prayers. He will arise for you today. He will arise for your family today.
He will arise for His church today. He will arise for Nigeria today. From today onward, you will never experience storms again. From this moment onward you will begin to enjoy peace – physical peace, financial peace, spiritual peace, all around peace, you will begin to enjoy peace.
Peace in the morning, peace in the afternoon, peace in the evening, peace in the night time, peace when you go out, peace when you come in.
God will give you peace like a river; so shall it be – in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. If you receive that, let me hear your amen loud and clear.
Shout a big halleluayah.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
IN CHRIST ALONE
6th of March, 2015
Let’s lift up our hands to the Most High God and begin to worship Him. Let’s praise the King of kings, let’s bless the Lord of lords, let’s magnify His holy name, let’s praise Him. Give Him glory, give Him honour give Him adoration.
He’s worthy to be praised, there is no one like Him, bless His holy name, thank You Ancient of Days, glory be to Your name God…In Jesus mighty name we worship.
I want you to lift your voice to Him and say Father, You know all things, You know You are all I have, please attend to me tonight; let’s talk to the Almighty… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
We give You all the glory
We give You honour
We give You all the glory
We give You honour. Amen
We give You adoration
We give You praises
We give You adoration
We give You praises. Amen
Ancient of Days, Alpha and Omega, the Rock Of Ages, the Great Physician, the Great Deliverer, the Great Provider, the Great Redeemer, the All in All, glory be to Your Holy Name, accept our worship in Jesus name.
Thank You for all You have done in the past 29 years, since the Holy Ghost Service began; thank You LORD for multiplying us on a daily basis, thank You for the souls You have saved, thank You for the sick You have healed, thank You for the captives You have set free, thank You for mighty testimonies, accept our worship in Jesus Name.
We are here again tonight on the anniversary of the Holy Ghost service, in the life of all Your children here and those who are listening all over the world, do something special tonight, do something great tonight, do something miraculous tonight, Father by the time this service is over let everyone be singing a new song, in Jesus mighty Name we have prayed. Amen.
Let somebody shout halleluyah. Shake hand with one or two people and say God will bless you tonight.
The report reaching us says; there are some children born here tonight.
I’m sure many of us know the history of the Holy Ghost Service! Some 29years ago, I was in London preparing the Sunday School booklet for the Mission, when I heard God say:
He said son, what do you want for your birthday?
I was shocked!
Number one, because I didn’t know God is interested in my birthday, then number two I didn’t know He could even ask me for a present.
So I said, LORD, if that is You please repeat the question.
He said, it’s Me what do you want for your birthday?
So I said what I want is that all my members will get a miracle.
He said is that all I want;
I said that’s all I want.
He said in that case when you get home, call them together and I will give them whatever they ask for.
It was then I ask what shall we then call the service?
And He said call it Holy Ghost Service.
What happened that day at that particular service was so mighty and when we finished our people came to me and say why don’t you talk to God so that we can be doing this every year.
I asked Him and He said why not.
After some time they said why don’t you ask if we can do it every month.
And that’s while we’ve been doing it every month.
And I know that there are at least one or two people here that have benefited from the Holy Ghost Service.
If God has blessed you in any of the Holy Ghost services stand on your feet and shout a big halleluyah.
And while you remain standing, because as we continue I don’t know exactly all that the Holy Spirit will want to do.
I want to stand by pronouncing on you the Father’s blessing. So I want you to lift your hands to the Almighty, and let your amen be loud and clear.
“FATHER IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS, CONCERNING ALL THESE PEOPLE, THOSE HERE, THOSE LISTENING ALL OVER THE WORLD, ALL THOSE WHO CALL ME DADDY, IN YOUR MIGHTY NAME I DECREE YOU SHALL ALL BE BLESSED.
IN THE MORNING GOD SHALL BLESS YOU, IN THE AFTERNOON GOD SHALL BLESS YOU, IN THE EVENING GOD SHALL BLESS YOU, IN THE NIGHT TIME GOD SHALL BLESS YOU.
WHEN YOU GO OUT GOD SHALL BLESS YOU, WHEN YOU COME IN GOD SHALL BLESS YOU, GOD SHALL BLESS YOU FAMILIES, GOD SHALL BLESS YOU CHILDREN, GOD SHALL BLESS YOUR FRIENDS, WHATEVER YOU TOUCH SHALL PROSPER.
YOU WILL NEVER KNOW FAILURE AGAIN, EVEN HEIGHTS THAT YOU HAVE NEVER DREAM POSSIBLE GOD WILL TAKE YOU BEYOND, HE WILL ANSWER ALL YOUR PRAYERS BY FIRE, AND YOU WILL SERVE GOD TILL THE END, SO SHALL IT BE”.
“Ni oruko Jesu Christi, gbogbo eyin tien pe mi ni Daddy, yio dara fun yin, laro kutukutu Oluwa yio bukun fun yin, losan gangan Oluwa yio bukun fun yin, lasale Oluwa yio bukun fun yin, loganjo oru Oluwa yio bukun fun yin, be ba rin jade Oluwa yio bukun fun yin, bi e ba pada wole Oluwa yio bukun fun yin.
Oluwa yi o bukun fun ile ati ona yin, tomotomo yio dara fun yin, ohun gbogbo te ba hun dawole yio yori si rere, ibi ti elero pe e lede Oluwa yio gbe yin ko ja ibe.
Eyin na yio sin Olowa dopin, yin dara fun yin, be lo mari, loruko Jesu Christi Oluwa wa”. Amin. In Jesus Mighty Name we pray.
Let me hear somebody now shout halleluyah. You may please be seated. Even if you go home now your case is already settled.
In April by the grace of God, we have our usual Special Holy Ghost service for children and their parents.
A very, very special service. Those of you that have attended before you know how powerful it can be.
But let me remind you that because the devil was aware of the blessings of the children during that period, almost invariably he creates a big hold-up on that day.
So my advice to you is that you don’t wait till the evening, as soon as the children get out of school bring them straight away.
There are plenty of places to play here while they wait for the service.
A special Holy Ghost Service for children and their parents. The theme this year is “TOUCH ME OH LORD”, that will tell you that is not for children alone, I want God to touch me also.
I want to thank all of you for your prayers, for your gifts, for your cards.
Even though I have told you not to send cards, just the money, the money that can go on the mission field not card, so as from next year just send the money.
Of course I can’t reply all of you to say thank you, but my God will thank you on my behave in Jesus Name.
I also want to thank very very much, specially, my covenant partners, particularly those that have been my partners for the past three years.
Your commitment can end today, but if you want, you can continue; so am about to call for my new covenant partners.
I want you to listen very carefully because the conditions for being a covenant partner have changed.
In the past, I normally ask you to fast for a whole month – February and I think November, but for this time all we want you to do is fast for two days every month and pray for us.
Every month at least two days, fast and prayer for us “for health, for strength, for fresh anointing, to finish strong and finish well”.
Pray for us for health, for strength, for fresh anointing, to finish strong and finish well.
Pray for us that we will never disappoint God.
Basically, those are the prayer points.
And then we will be grateful if you can support the work of the ministry on a monthly basis. And we are going to list seven groups; if you fill you can belong to any of the groups, make sure you fill your name, your phone number and the group you want to belong to. If you don’t have anything to write on, you signal to the ushers they will give you a piece of paper very soon.
Ø Group one – are those who want to support us on a monthly basis with at least #1000. Group one #1,000 and above every month.
Ø Group two – #10, 000 a month and above, that’s group two
Ø Group three – #50,000 and above every month
Ø Group four – #100,000 a month or above
Ø Group five – #500,000 a month or above
Ø Group six – #1,000,000 a month and above
Ø Group seven – #5,000,000 a month or above
Any of the groups that you want to belong to would make you one of the partners.
And my own commitment to you is not that I will fast for two days in the month, I will fast definitely more than two days in the month and I will pray for you every blessed day, every blessed day.
For those who would want to belong to any of these groups in foreign currency:
Ø Group one would be $10 and above a month
Ø Group two – $100 and above.
Ø Group three – $500 and above
Ø Group four – $1,000 and above
Ø Group five – $5,000 and above
Ø Group six – $10,000 and above
Ø Group seven – $50,000 and above
And when you look at various groups, some of you may look at group seven now and say “God have mercy”, I want to assure you, for all my covenant partners as I rise, you will rise also and even if you are at the very low group now, very soon you will be in group seven.
So, if you don’t have any writing material signal to the ushers they will give a little piece of plain paper.
All you need to write is your name, your phone number and your group so that we can contact you. And when you are writing your check as a covenant partner, you write in the name of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, and at the back you write Covenant Partner.
And don’t say because you are my covenant partner and write the check in my name, if you write it in my name, what do you think I will use it for?
So when you write the check, write in the name of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, and on the back write Covenant Partner.
In the name of the God I serve He will begin to surprise you in Jesus Name.
Well, they say if you have an email address it will be good if you can include it.
Name, phone number, email address, and the group you belong to. When you finish writing it you wave it and the usher will come and collect it from you.
Thank you Jesus.
Now if you are ready to be further blessed tonight, let me hear you shout hallelujah.
‘In Christ Alone’.
John chapter 14 verse 14, there we found an incredible promise. Jesus said if ye shall ask anything in my name I will do it.
If ye shall ask anything in my name I will do it.
He didn’t say I may do it.
Apart from people saying that when you pray that there are three possible answers.
Either God will say, yes; or God will say, no; or God will say wait.
It sounds very good; but next time somebody tells you that, ask him to show you where it is written in the Bible.
They will never find it. He said if you ask anything in my name I will do it.
Our theme tonight is ‘In Christ Alone’. Why do we say In Christ Alone?
Because Jesus Christ is unique. There is no other person like Him ever in the world.
One of my sons was preaching yesterday, and he said Jesus has no classmate, that He had no classmate at all.
I got to my room, I say that is true, because He was a professor at the age of twelve. According to Luke chapter 2 verses 46 – 47, the Bible says that twelve years of age He was outstanding, the Doctors of law, at the age of twelve without going to the University.
He was a professor. Jesus is unique because
v He’s a King according to Revelation 19 verse 11-16, the Bible calls Him the King of kings. But at the same time He was a Servant according to Mark chapter 10 verse 45. King of kings, Servant of servants. Unique combination.
v He was a Lion, Revelation chapter 5 verse 5. The Bible calls Him the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. And at the same time He was a Lamb, John chapter 1:29. The Lion who is also a Lamb. Strange combination
v He was the Commander-in-Chief of all the hosts of heaven and underneath the earth, Psalm 24 verse 7 to 10.
v And when you say somebody is a Commander-in-Chief, it means you don’t command Him, He’s the one who command everybody else.
v And yet, according to Hebrew chapter 5 verse 8, the Bible says He learnt obedience. Commander-in-Chief who learnt obedience; strange combination
v He was the Great Physician. Exodus 15 verse 26, He said I am the one that healeth thee. If you are my patient you will never even know what is call sickness. But at the same time He was the prescription.
v He’s the Great Physician, He’s the Prescription – the drug you have to take to be well. 1Peter chapter 2 verse 24, by His stripes you are healed.
v He’s a Physician who took a beaten so that the patient can be well; strange combination.
v He is unchangeable. Hebrews 13 verse 8, Jesus Christ the Same yesterday, today and forever and yet His name spared change, 2Corithians chapter 5 verse 17, therefore if any man be in Christ is a new creature old things have passed away behold all things have become new. He doesn’t change, but His name brings change everywhere He goes.
v He is Love 1John chapter 4 verse 8; and yet He’s also the Consuming fire Hebrews chapter12 verse 29. Strange combination
v He is the Beginning. The Beginning of all beginnings John chapter 1 verse 1 and 14 in the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God; and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His glory, the glory of the Only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. He was the beginning, but He was also the End Revelation chapter 1 verse 8, He’s Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending.
v He is as solid as a rock. 1Corinthians chapter 10 verse 4, it said that Rock is Christ; and yet He’s as soft as a word. As solid as a rock, as soft as a word because in the beginning was the Word
v He’s as old as old can be. Daniel chapter 7 verse 9 calls Him the Ancient of Days. And yet is forever Young, He said My name is I AM, unchangeably I am.
So you see that Jesus Christ is not like any other man. He has no classmate.
He’s a King and also a Servant, He’s a Lion that is also a Lamb, is a Commander-in-Chief who learnt to be obedient, He’s a Physician that is also the prescription, is Unchangeable and yet He spares change, He is Love at the same time the Consuming fire, He is the Beginning as well as the End, Solid as a Rock and soft as a Word, as Old as old can be and yet forever young.
So when He says if you ask anything in my name, I will do it, that should tell you that the One who is talking to you is no ordinary person.
Nobody else could give you that kind of assurance. He is saying whatever you need, whatever I have to turn Myself to meet that need I will do it.
If you need healing I will turn Myself to a Doctor, you need money I will turn Myself to a Banker, you need defense, I will turn Myself to a Warrior, whatever you need to just ask Me and I will do it.
And only Christ alone can make such a promise and fulfil it.
If anybody should give me a blank check that he had signed and ask me to write whatever I wanted on the check, am sure his account will begin to read red by the time I made the withdrawal.
But the bank of Jesus can never be exhausted.
So I have good news for someone here tonight on this very special occasion, whatever you ask from Him, He will do it for you.
Maybe we will just itemize one or two things so that you can go to Him in faith. And am appealing to you tonight, do not pray, hoping, that the prayer would be answered, pray tonight with the assurance that by the next Holy Ghost Service you will share your testimonies.
Maybe your problem is physical call on Jesus is the Ultimate Specialist.
According to Exodus 15 verse 26, He said I am the LORD that healeth.
You heard the testimony of my son the Professor, maybe what he forgot to tell you is that they were busy testing him, they never give any treatment, never give a tablet, never give him an injection for healing, but the Almighty God did it all by Himself.
I want to prophesy to someone here tonight, even where Doctors have failed Jesus will succeed tonight.
He wasn’t just the Ultimate Physician, He’s not only a Doctor that, never referred a case, and He’s also a Compassionate Doctor.
In Mark chapter 1 verse 40 to 45, when that leper came to Him and he said if thou will, you can make me clean, the Bible says Jesus Christ was moved by compassion.
And tonight in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, God will have mercy on someone here today.
He is so mighty a physician that in order to heal you all you need to do is hear is a word from Him.
Because the Bible says He sent His word and heals them.
In Mathew chapter 8 verse 5 to 13, the Centurion said to Jesus you don’t need to come to my house, you don’t need to lay hands on my servant, stand where you are, say a word and my servant shall be made whole.
Jesus sends a word the servant was made whole.
A couple of years ago, we were travelling and we were in a hurry the car has started to move and I saw someone running after us, saying Daddy, Daddy! Am not asking you to stop just say I am well, that’s all I want to hear, I said in that case you are well and the testimony came of instant healing.
And so am saying to somebody here tonight hearing my voice in the Name of the One who sent me be healed now.
Have you a financial problem? Report it to Jesus; according to Psalm 24 verse 1, the Bible says the earth is the LORD and the fullness thereof.
And one of my children called Him the CEO of the Universal Bank, the biggest bank in the world belongs to Him and you know what, he said even the branch of that bank is inside the river that’s when He asked fish to produce money out of its mouth.
When you have a need report it to Jesus Christ and don’t tell Him about the big ones alone talk to Him about small once too.
He’s ready to take care of all your needs big and small.
I can tell you how He has met my big needs and you will shout, but I want you to know that He has met my smaller needs also.
When I was at Ilorin somebody came in and brought us a very big fish; we have eaten for the day, we were grateful because there was no money left in the house, but my wife said there is this young man who has come to visit from Lagos and he has seen this big fish brought in, he will be wondering whether he could eat a little bit of it before he goes, so she cut off the head and cooked it and gave a bit of it to this very young man who was very grateful.
As we are about to lay down to sleep, a friend came with his entire family and said am on my way to… where did they call this place… Lokoja and I decided to branch in your place because we are very, very hungry and we know if we get to your house we will get food, I looked at my wife, we looked at our self, very quickly she prepared eba and gave them the head of the fish.
I talked to my wife I said the LORD is my shepherd, I shall never want.
I prophesy to someone here today all your needs big and small, so that you will never be put to shame, God will provide in Jesus Name.
Have you mental challenges? Do you need help academically? Or you are facing a difficult decision? Referred the matter to Jesus.
According to Isaiah chapter 9 verse 6, His name is Wonderful, Counselor, He is the highest Wisdom of all and He is ready to give you wisdom and give it to you generously.
According to James chapter one, verse 5 to 6 if you need even a brand new brain He can supply it.
And I believe there are some student here tonight some who have just been managing to pass;
I prophesy to you in the Name of the Almighty God in the next exam you will surprise your professors.
A woman came to us in America and said please my husband needs help he had been so heavy on drugs, the doctors said his brain has been fried, the brain is as if it had been cooked in hot oil.
The wife says we all live in fear because he sit down at home. surrounded himself with guns so we don’t know what is going to happen next.
I said let’s go and pray for him, she said haaa! If he sees a black man coming he will just go ahead and shoot you, I said let’s go; I know the God I serve.
We got in there, of course I prayed before I went in there, I wanted to come to Nigeria safe and sound, told my Daddy in advance to “go and take control”.
We got in there and he received me, he wanted to talk, he told me the problem he had and I told him sir, what you need is a brown new brain, if you will allow Jesus Christ; He will give you a brown new brain.
We prayed a simple prayer and he escorted me to the car, the following Sunday he was in church.
Anyone who needs a new brain receive your own tonight.
Thank You Father, I thought since I have already blessed you and that’s all but Daddy says that there is someone here tonight He says you should relax He said those who threw you into the fire would still discover I control fire also.
Thank You Daddy. The LORD says there is someone here tonight He says those who are pitying you now will soon marvel at your victory.
I want to say amen to this one too; because Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said from now on, I will take over your battles.
Are you having marital problems? Report the matter to Jesus. Are you single? He is the Original Match Maker.
According to Genesis chapter 2 verse 18 to 23, it was even while Adam was sleeping that God provided him with a wife.
Am praying for someone here tonight, as impossible as it may appear to you before my next birthday you will be happily married.
Are you barren? Call on Jesus; He is called the Fruitful Vine.
John 15 verse 1 to 5, He says if you abide in Me and My word abide in you then you bring forth much fruit.
I pray for someone here tonight just has my son stood here tonight carrying a set of twins after twenty years of marriage, when it is testimony time next year, your own twins will be three months old.
Have you lost your children? Have your children died? Report it to Jesus.
Jarius came to Jesus and even the daughter had died, she came back to live.
Mark chapter 5 verse 35 to 42, and if you have ever lost a child, report to Jesus all the same, He will restore, He will give you better children than the ones you lost.
Or do you have difficult children? Children who just behave somehow, call on the Deliverer, He will chase the demon out of them.
There are things punishment cannot get out of a child, but if you pray the Almighty God can take control.
In Mathew 15 verse 21 to 28,…
Thank You Father, the LORD says there is someone here tonight, He said you will understand, He asks me to tell you the bottle neck is gone.
…in Mathew 15 verse 21 to 28, the daughter of the woman who came to Jesus was not just difficult, but she was being tormented by demons.
Jesus just sent a word and he was set free.
Some years ago, when I was still a lecturer at the University of Lagos, a woman came to me with a problem; her son suddenly left the University and locked himself up in his room, he will not come out, he will not talk to anyone all that he wanted was someone to open the door slightly and throw in hid food.
He was defecating in his room, he was doing everything in the room.
The woman said, it has been two weeks now.
What do I do? If I bring in the police they will send him to an asylum.
I said, there is a God who can solve this problem.
My God can solve any problem and He does not have to enter into that room, all He has to do is send a word in there, and we sent a word on behalf of the Most High God.
By the time she got back home the boy had come out, he had bathed himself, he had cleaned his room.
And he said, “I have been waiting for you because I want to go back to college”.
I send a word to all your difficult children tonight there will be transformation tonight in Jesus Name.
Have you spiritual problems? Are you fighting forces you cannot see? Report them to Jesus. He is the LORD of host according to Philippians chapter 2 verse 9 to 11,
Thank You Father, the LORD says there is someone here tonight saying Jesus all I want to tell You that am tired of bad news, the LORD asked me to tell you, till you die you won’t hear another bad news.
Amen and amen. Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said it will never be said of you that you use to be rich; it will never be said of you that once upon a time he was rich.
Thank You Father, amen Daddy. The LORD says there is someone here tonight, He said for the rest of your life a time will never come when you will say, my yesterday is better than my today.
… Have you any spiritual problem? Report it to Jesus. Philippians 2 verse 9 to 11says that by His name all knees should bow.
If any demonic force is troubling you, face them with the name of Jesus and they will be compelled to bow.
When I say in Christ alone, the Bible makes it clear anything anybody could ever need is found in Christ.
Philippians 4: 19 made it clear that my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
In Christ alone, all goals can be achieved. After all, Philippians 4:13 says I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me.
Ephesians 3 verse 20 says He is able to do exceedingly abundantly all that you can ask or think; and all you have to do is ask Him.
According to John 14 verse 14, says just ask anything in My Name, and I will do it.
And there would be someone who will say, but I have been asking, it doesn’t seem that I have gotten an answer yet; two things
Number one. In the Name that is above every other name, the answer will come tonight.
The second thing is that many of us don’t know how to access these awesome privileges available to us in Christ Jesus.
Many of us claims to be Christians, probably because we go to church.
Some of us say we are born again we not ordinary church goers, but Jesus Christ never ask for girlfriends, He asks for a bride.
He did say if you become my friend, just shouting halleluyah, well doing something for me once in a while when is convenient for you, He says I want you to be completely sold out to Me.
He said I want a few chances between Me and you.
He said I want a relationship of a husband and a wife, He said I want a situation that you will able to say for better, for worse like Paul the Apostle said in Philippian 1 : 21.
He says for me to live is Christ, to die is Him, in order words, he’s saying I am married to Jesus; whether the going is good or the going is rough, I am married to Jesus.
Jesus is looking for a wife – totally sold out to Him.
Who will say all I am is yours Jesus, so that Jesus turn around and say okay, all I also Am is yours also.
When I was preparing this little talk because I know the sermon tonight must not be long because there are several other things God want to do tonight, The LORD reminded me about what happened when I was about getting to be married.
There are many of us contesting for the hand of my wife, we wanted to marry a beautiful princess.
Of all of them, I was the least qualified; we were many, but there were three of us that were principal contestants.
She was a student, I was a student, there was even one who has been already a Lawyer and he had a car.
All I had was a ‘footwagen’.
And one day my wife yet-to-be said I was driving through your street and I saw a beautiful story building, that must be your house I said haa (laughing…)
who dash monkey banana?
I said, I better talk to this girl,
So, I said please listen I have nothing- no money, no house; ask her, I never took her to my house until we got married; no house, no money, no influence, no nothing, so if I have anything at all, it is the little brain God gives me.
I have nothing to offer you except myself.
If you will marry me, you will have me to yourself completely.
Strangely, she said because you are so honest, I will marry you.
Some of you don’t know the reason why after 47 years of marriage, we still in the honeymoon.
That is the kind of relationship God wants with you,
Total commitment, not half leg in half leg out, He wants you to surrender to Him so absolutely that He Himself will know that whatever you have, whatever you can become, is completely at His disposal.
When you get to that level of relationship with Him, He can ask anything of you, you will surrender with joy and you can ask anything of Him and He will do it for you.
Do I hear somebody say amen.
One of my sons told a story yesterday and with that I close.
They said a man went to a crusade and gave his life to Jesus.
It was offering time and he emptied his pocket.
On his way home, robbers stopped him.
They said your money or your life?
He said, I have neither.
They said what do you mean?
He said, where I was coming from, the preacher asked me to surrender my life to Jesus, and I gave it to Jesus, offering time came, I emptied my pocket, so I have no money I have no life, there is nothing for you to take.
That kind of total surrender, total submission, is what God is expecting from you.
To get to that level of relationship with Him, and I can guarantee you one thing, before the sun rises you will sing a new song.
So, if there is anyone here and you’ve been pretending to be born-again, but now, you want to be involved and you are willing to totally surrender yourself to Him, I know some of you had already come forward earlier in the evening, but I also know some of you came late and some of you don’t understand what was been done the last time but now you know what it is and you want to really surrender your life to Jesus; come forward very quickly.
I know some of you are very far away, so I will count from one to fifteen before I say fifteen let me see you standing before me here.
Then, I will pray for the salvation of your soul and you will have a brown new beginning with Jesus.
So come now as I begin to count- one, two, if you are very far away you need to begin to move fast, total surrender to Jesus Christ in living or in dying, for better, for worse, once and for all submissions; come quickly, three, four, five, six, promise to surrender your life to Him never to take it back, absolute surrender, no looking back at all, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, as you come begin to pray begin to talk to Jesus, tell Him, “I have come to surrender my life to You”.
Come quickly, all I am all I can ever be, total surrender to You, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, begin to pray now begin to talk to the Almighty God.
LORD, have mercy on me, save my soul today, I have come to surrender completely to You, wash me clean from all my sins, give me a new beginning, take me as I am but I will be Yours forever –
I will be Yours forever.
Please let the rest of us stretch our hands towards these people and pray for them.
Let’s intercede for them; You are the One who saved our souls, will save their own souls also, just intercede for them.
I think the counselors should come round so that they can help them quickly.
Let’s intercede for them.
Those of you on the way, hurry up, cry to the Almighty God.
Father, I have come to surrender my life to You, save my soul today.
I want to be totally married to You LORD in living or in dying, I want to be Yours, I want to be Yours forever, have mercy on me.
LORD, accept me as I am and I will serve You till the end, I will serve You till the end.
Those of you still on the way, hurry up.
I want to pray now, I want to pray for your salvation. Thank You Jesus, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Father, we just want to say thank You, thank You for Your word, thank You for these people who have come forward, please receive them in Jesus name, save their soul in Jesus Name, let Your blood wash them clean in Jesus Name, please write their names in the Book of Life in Jesus Name, don’t let the devil take them back in Jesus Name, from now on whenever they call on You answer them by fire.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen
And those of you who are still coming just keep coming, you are not too late, the prayer covered you because He saw you coming.
Now, I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward tonight congratulations to you.
I want to promise you that from now on I will be praying for you.
So, the counselor will give you a little card that I want you to fill very quickly; write your name, your address, your prayer request, and I promise you, I will be praying for you, and once you finish filling the form please return it to the counselors and go back to your seat.
We would give you about five minutes to finish that and then we will continue with the program.
The rest of us, let’s begin to thank the Almighty God for what He’s about to do tonight, let’s thank Him for what He has already done.
Let’s thank Him for salvation of souls, let’s thank Him because prayers will be answer here tonight, let’s go ahead and begin to thank God…
Let’s write down the following prayer points. I want you to approach God with the confidence that every prayer prayed here tonight will be answered.
Number one. Praise Him that you were even alive to see this day
Number two. You say Father, Great Physician, I hand over my body to You please uproot every sickness every disease from my body.
Number three. Father, Great Deliverer, please drive all enemies far from me; just drive them far from me.
Number four. Father, Great Provider, don’t let me ever know lack again
Number five. Say Father, I need You every hour please never leave me alone
Number six. Father, King of kings let me be married to You forever
Number seven. Father, make me a vessel unto honour in Your hands forever
And then you can add whatever you want to add on your own.
Tonight you are going to pray with all your heart, it could not be long, but make sure you pray with all your heart, with faith, believing that every prayer you pray here tonight God will answer by fire; let’s go ahead and talk to the LORD.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Join hands with your neighbor and say Father, let this Your child experience a major turnaround for the better tonight.
Go ahead, talk to the LORD, this Your child LORD, let him/her have a major turnaround for the better tonight, major turnaround for the better.
This Your child, my Father and my God give him a major turnaround for the better tonight, a major turnaround for the better tonight.
Ancient of days let this Your child have a major turnaround for the better tonight.
Almighty God, let this Your child have a major turnaround for the better tonight, a major turnaround for the better, that he will remember today as the marking of a turning point for the better in his/her life.
Father, so let it be, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
And then you pray one more prayer for him or her and say Father, let this Your child fulfil his destiny; go ahead talk to the LORD.
Let this Your child fulfil his destiny, Almighty God, let this Your child fulfill his destiny, Ancient of days let this Your child fulfill his destiny, work it out in Your own miraculous way.
This Your child will fulfill his destiny, let this Your child fulfill his destiny, let this Your child fulfill his destiny, Almighty God, let this Your child fulfill his destiny in Jesus mighty name, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The All sufficient God will answer your prayers.
In a miraculous way every sickness and diseases in your body will disappear tonight.
Beginning from tonight, enemies will stay far away from you.
You will never lack again, and God will never leave alone, you will remain married to Jesus forever, you will be a great vessel unto honour in His hands forever.
Something will happen in your life that will cause you to remember tonight for good.
You will fulfil your destiny, you will reach your goal, the purpose of God for your life shall come to pass.
It shall be well with you, God shall answer your prayers, and your joy shall overflow, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
If you receive that let me hear you shout halleluyah.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
TOUCH ME OH LORD
3rd of April, 2015
TOUCH ME OH LORD
3rd of April, 2015
APRIL HOLYGHOST SERVICE
April 3rd, 2015 (Touch me Oh Lord)
Jesus Christ said ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends’. The One who died for you on Calvary, He’s the One am asking you to celebrate tonight.
Lift your hand to the Almighty God and bless His Holy Name. Give Him glory give Him honour for dying on the cross for you, for shedding His blood so that you can be save, for shedding His blood so that you can have victory over Satan.
Praise Him, He’s your best friend, He’s the One who will be with you through thick and thin. He’s the One who will be with you when all is well, He’s the One who will be with you when all not so well, bless His Holy Name, give Him glory give Him honor give Him adoration, He’s worthy to be praised, He’s worthy to be adored, magnify His Holy Name, magnify His Holy Name, worship the King of kings, worship the Lord of lords, worship the One who love you so much that He laid down His life for you.
No greater love than this one, only Jesus Christ could love so much that He laid down His life for you.
Bless His Holy Name this Good Friday even as we remember that great sacrifice. Worship Him, adore Him, give Him all glory give Him all honor, say thank You for loving me, that while I was yet a sinner You die for me.
Oh, I bless Your name, I give You all glory I give You all honor, I give You all adoration, I say blessed be Your name oh LORD, blessed be Your Holy name, oh LORD, blessed be Your name oh LORD, blessed be Your name forever and ever oh LORD, thank You for that great love, thank You for that great sacrifice, thank You for so good so kind so loving LORD.
Oh, I worship You, I adore You, I adore Your Holy name, may Your name forever be glorify LORD, may Your name be forever be glorified, may Your name be forever be glorified, thank You Saviour, in Jesus mighty name we worship.
I want you to lift your voice to Him and say Father, that blood that You shed for me on Calvary, let it speak for me tonight, let it speak for my family.
Go ahead, talk to the Almighty God. Let that blood speak for me tonight; let it speak salvation, let it speak healings, let it speak deliverance, let it speak victory, let Your blood speak for me tonight; let Your blood speak for me tonight. Oh yes, God let that blood will speak for me tonight. Let that blood You on Calvary speak for me tonight, give me the victory, give me absolute healing, give me complete total deliverance, let it give me victory physical, victory mental, victory spiritual, victory in my home, victory in my marriage, victory in every facet of my life, let that blood speak for me tonight, let Your blood speak for me Ancient of Days, let Your blood speak for me tonight; thank You Father, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Then with all your heart, I want you to lift your voice to Him and say Father, thank You for peace in Nigeria.
Go ahead, talk to the Almighty. Thank You for peace, thank You for peace, oh Almighty God, thank You for peace, thank You for peace in Nigeria, thank You for peace LORD, thank You for peace, Almighty God, thank You for peace, thank You, thank You for peace, glory be to Your Holy name. Thank You for peace in our nation, blessed be Your Holy name, in Jesus mighty name we have pray.
I know my Redeemer liveth
I know my Redeemer liveth
I know my Redeemer liveth
He liveth forever more
The King of kings He liveth
The Lord of lords, He liveth
I know my Redeemer liveth
He liveth forever more
Jehovah shalom He liveth
The Prince of Peace He liveth
I know my Redeemer liveth
He liveth forever more
The Alpha and Omega, the Lover of our souls, the One who died on Calvary, the One who shed His blood that we might be saved, the One who took stripes that we might be healed, the One who rose from the dead that we might be justified, the One who ascended to heaven that we might be empowered, glory be to Your holy name, accept our worship in Jesus name, accept our worship in Jesus name.
Thank You for peace in Nigeria, thank You for answered prayers, thank You because by Your grace the peace we continue, accept our worship in Jesus’ Name.
Tonight Father, let Your blood speak for us, let Your blood speak for our families, Let Your blood speak for our churches, and let Your blood speak for Nigeria and before we leave here tonight.
Father let everyone of us sing a song of victory, thank You Almighty God. And all Your children who are listening all over the world, please in Your own miraculous way visit them also in Jesus’ Name. Thank You Father, in Jesus mighty name we have pray. Amen.
Let someone shout halleluyah.
Now I want you to shake hands with three or four people, prophesy to them, say God will touch you tonight; if you believe that then say amen loud and clear. God bless you, you may please be seated.
How many are expecting something special this Good Friday? If you are expecting something special let me hear you shout halleluyah.
I want to thank God for the Pastor who spoke before me. As an evangelist, he has already done the work of an evangelist; prepare a ground for me, well! I don’t mind telling him that was a very good job, he did a good job.
Mark chapter 10 is the passage I was planning to use and he chose that one too, he must have stolen it from me somehow. Mark chapter 10 verse 13 to 16, he approach it from the Evangelist angle, I will approach it from the Pastor angle.
The theme for tonight is ‘TOUCH ME OH LORD’.
“And they brought small children to Him, that He should touch them: and disciples rebuke those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, He was much displeased, and said unto them, suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And He took them up in His arms, put His hands upon them, and blessed them.”
Tell your neighbor one more time God will touch you tonight. Whenever God touches anything, that thing experiences a miracle.
If He touches anything at all, that thing experiences a miracle. In John chapter 6 verse 5 to 13, as we discussed, those of you who were here for the Holy Communion last night, John 6 verse 5 to 13, Jesus touched ordinary bread and the bread began to experience multiplication; the lunch of a small boy became so multiplied that it fed a huge crowd five thousand men not counting women and children.
That is why I am sure that when God touches you today, you will begin to experience multiplication.
In Luke chapter 7 verse 11 to 15, the Bible tells us of a story of a widow who was going to bury her only son; Jesus came along and touched the coffin, when He touched the coffin, the coffin became empty because the fellow that coffin thought it was going to contain for eternity got up and walked out of the coffin.
I prophesy to someone here today that the coffin that the enemy had prepared for you shall remain empty forever.
In 2king chapter 4 verse 1 to 7, the Almighty God touched the oil of a destitute widow and the oil just kept on flowing, the oil kept on flowing, the oil kept on flowing so much that, not only the widow was able to pay off her debt, the Bible says she lived on the left over for the rest of her life.
She never knew poverty again.
I Have told you the story before of a young man, at least an elder now sitting somewhere up here, who came to us completely destitute, came for prayers, he said I don’t know what to do anymore everything are now not just zero but below zero; and I prayed for him and God moved me to take the little money I had in my pocket, and am telling you it was little because I was poorer than I am then, but the Almighty God spoke through me as I handed over the money to him and said this money will never finish- I have never read about that before but it came out of my mouth.
Today by the grace of God that money has not finished; the man now has at least two houses that I know of.
I am decreeing to someone here tonight my God will touch the money in your pocket and that money will never finish.
So when God touches anything, that thing experiences a miracle.
When He touches a human being: when He touches a man or touches a woman, that person experiences at least a miracle. It could be;
Ø A miracle of healing. Mathew chapter 8 verse 14 to 15, the Bible tells us Jesus came into the house of Peter and met the mother in-law sick of a fever. As soon as He touched her the fever departed.
Ø So it could be ordinary fever. I call it ordinary, but those of us who used to suffer from malaria fever, we know that fever is not ordinary at all but Jesus touched the woman and she was healed immediately.
Ø Or it could be more something even more complicated like in Luke 13 verse 11 to 13, the Bible talks of a woman who had a spirit of infirmity she was bent double. No matter how she tried she could not lift up herself, but the Almighty God touched her and instantly she was set free.
Ø I thank God for the testimonies we heard tonight. If God gives us time we would hear more of that fellow the Doctors said she would never walk again because of an accident and she heard the message on Radio, she wasn’t even here.
Ø She heard on Radio that God has spare parts and if you want a replacement for any part of your body, all you need to do is ask Him.
Ø And in faith on her bed, she asked for a new leg and woke up the following morning and discovered that God has already answered.
Ø I decree tonight any part of your body that needs replacement you will get a new one before tomorrow morning.
Ø In Mathew chapter 8 verse 1 to 3, the Bible tells us that a leper came to Jesus and said I know you can make me well you can make me clean if you are willing, the Bible says Jesus touched him.
Ø Leprosy then was incurable, but when Jesus touches a leper the incurable becomes cured.
Ø There might be some people here tonight or people listening to me by television or listening by internet or listening by radio, the Almighty God who can cure the incurable will touch you tonight.
Ø I want to remind you of the story of one day years ago when I went to preach in another man’s church in Kaduna and I taught about faith, about my God who can do all things.
Ø Let me ask you a question before I move further, how many of you believe that my God can do all things?
Ø Let me put it in another way, how many of you believe that God will do the impossible for you?
Ø If you believe that let Him hear your halleluyah.
Ø I finished preaching and the Pastor said I should go and wait in His office to rest for a while, while he was attending to other things and he put somebody by the door to make sure I will not be disturbed.
Ø But then a woman came and said I want to see the Preacher, the man at the gate said eeeeh why did you want to see him?
Ø The woman said, it is none of your business, I must see him; anyway one way or the other she forced her way in.
Ø And she said, sir, I want to tell you what I want to tell you because I have never heard anyone talk about God the way you have done tonight.
Ø She said am also telling you because I know you don’t live in this town, so very soon you will be gone, so I have a serious secret I must share.
Ø I said what is the problem?
Ø Then she removed…, because she covered her face only the eyes were showing,
Ø She removed the covering and I stared back because she was a leper.
Ø Haa! Woman, what are you doing here? I said why didn’t you tell the Pastor to pray for you.
Ø She said I told you, if they pray for me, I don’t get healed when they see me next Sunday they will say here comes the leper.
Ø Why don’t you go to the hospital?
Ø She said, I have two sons, I go to the hospital, they will send me to the leper colony, but you are not here you are leaving tomorrow, if you pray and nothings happens, you wouldn’t be here next Sunday and in any case from what you said about God I believe your God can do my own.
Ø Tell your neighbor God will do my own tonight.
Ø And I prayed a simple prayer for her: I did not touch her. About some months later I was back in the same church and as I was coming out of the car, I saw a very beautiful woman, smiling brightly coming, coming towards me:
Ø Hello do I know you?
Ø She said, you know me, I was the leper, but your Father healed me. I didn’t touch her, but God did.
Ø That God, my God will touch the incurable here tonight.
When He touches a man the fellow will experience resurrection.
Ø The resurrection can be physical like in Mark chapter 5 verse 35 to 42, Jairus daughter was dead. Jesus went in there touched the girl and says little girl, I say unto you arise and immediately she arose. It could be resurrection physical.
Ø It could be a resurrection of destiny. I mentioned to you earlier on, Luke chapter 7 verse 11 to 15, the young man, the son of the widow that was going to be buried; as far as human beings are concerned, his destiny was over and the destiny even of the mother was over.
Ø He was the only son, the only son died, they were going to bury him and they were going to bury, as it were, the future of the mother with him.
Ø But when Jesus touched him in that coffin, the destiny of that boy was restored.
Ø If there is anyone here today that the enemy had already truncated your destiny as God touches you tonight that destiny will be fully restored.
Ø And of course you know the story in 2King chapter 4 verse 8 to 37.
Ø It’s the story of the Shunamite woman, the Bible says she was a great woman, and she was entertaining the man of God after some time she decided to build a house for the man of God,
Ø And then finally the man of God said ok; what can I do for you?
Ø And she said; I needed nothing.
Ø But they discovered that she was barren.
Ø And the man of God said ha ha you will have a son,
Ø She didn’t believe but God has spoken.
Thank You my Father and my God. The LORD said there is someone here tonight whether here on this ground or you are listening to me by television, by radio or the internet, is not made clear, but your cry is that, next time when they bring children for their special Holy Ghost Service in April you will come with your own children too.
The word had gone out and nobody can bring it back, so get ready for your children.
So there was this Shunamite woman, the man of God said you are going to have a son, she didn’t believe it, but God has spoken so the baby came and of course she had tremendous joy and of all a sudden a day came when the devil came in and kill the boy.
Ha! And the woman said no I didn’t know I will have this kind of joy, now I have had it the devil is not going to take it from me.
She cried to the man of God, the man of God came and laid on that child three times and the child came back to live.
You know whenever God touches a man there is a restoration of hope. A restoration of joy, a restoration that which money cannot buy.
I decree tonight, anything that the enemy has already stolen from you when God touches you today it shall be fully restored.
Some of you will remember the story of one of my covenant partners,
and may Almighty God bless all my partners in Jesus’ Name,
who had been barren for a very long time and then she became one of my partners and then she became pregnant and went abroad to register for delivery because she want to take care of the pregnancy with every care possible.
And then she did a test and discovered that the baby in the womb was already HIV positive and they were going to evacuate.
And she said no, you can’t evacuate, you are not evacuating anything.
She cried to God and said, how can this be? Iam a partner with Your son, she was crying to God in the night.
And God spoke to her and said, don’t worry, I have already taken care of the situation and I will give you a sign before you get back to Nigeria.
Then lo and behold, she boarded the plane at Heathrow, as she was there in the same plane I was, she saw me and began to scream.
And she said, aha this’s the sign, this is the sign, God has given me the sign.
Everybody in the first class was wondering what’s wrong with this woman who was screaming.
Anyway, we prayed a simple prayer and the Almighty God, the One who can reverse the irreversible not only provided total healing for the baby in the womb, but the husband that infected the baby was healed at the same time.
When God touches you today the healing will not be only for your children, but for the entire family.
When God touches a man he experiences victory.
In 1King18 verse 46
Thank You Father. The Almighty God said there is someone here tonight He said the fire ranging in your home shall be put out this week.
Thank You Daddy. The LORD said there is a woman here that there is a huge crisis between you and your children, Daddy ask me to tell you I will resolve the crisis.
Thank You Father. The LORD said there is someone here tonight, you are very frightened He asked me to tell you, relax I will take care of you.
Now 1King chapter 28 verse 46, the Bible tells us that the hand of God was on Elijah and he outran Ahab in his chariot.
The king was riding in his chariot, Elijah was running on foot and he outran Ahab. When God touches you He gives you the ability to outrun your enemies.
Iam prophesying to someone here today that all those who have been pursuing you all these years will never even see your back again.
God touched David: 1Samuel chapter 17 verse 34 to 51, and because the hand of God was on David, he was able to kill a lion, he was able to kill a bear, he was able to destroy Goliath.
So when the hand of God touches a man He gives him the kind of victory that brings total destruction to the enemy.
In Judges Chapter 15 from verse 14 to 15, the hand of came on Samson and in the twinkling of an eye, he was able to wipe out all those who thought they were destroying him.
Some of you know the testimony of one of my sons, l have shared it here before, some people ganged up against him in his place of work because of his Christian standing and they decided they will eliminate him.
He came to the Holy Ghost service and the word of God came and said,
There is someone here, the enemy have just concluded a meeting to finish you, long after they have gone you will still be rising.
The following week, all those who held the meeting to destroy him were all retired and the one they wanted to destroy was promoted.
I will prophesy to someone here today, even before tomorrow morning all those who are holding evil meetings concerning you they shall be disbanded.
When God touches a man he becomes spiritually activated.
If God touches you suddenly the power of the Holy Spirit that is already in you, dormant will suddenly begin to function.
In Acts chapter 1 verse 8, the Bibles says when you receive power, that you shall receive power when the Holy Ghost is come upon you and then you become a witness onto God in Jerusalem, in Judea, in Samaria and to the almost part of the world.
Whether you know me or not; those who know me in those days they knew that I was a very shy person, I preferred to just stay quietly with my mathematics; I didn’t want anyone to disturb me and so I use my mathematics as an excuse for just staying quiet.
Then the hand of God touched me when the Holy Spirit came and I can’t keep quiet anymore.
Everywhere I go now I must tell people about Jesus Christ.
I am praying for someone here today too who has been quiet concerning your faith the hand of God will touch you tonight in Jesus’ Name.
In 2King 3 verses 11 to 23, the Bible says the hand of the LORD came upon Elisha and he began to prophesy.
You know, how do you know a true prophet?
A true prophet of God will tell what will we happen long before they happen, they will tell you what will happen that humanly speaking, it is impossible to believe, and then that is why,
I’m prophesying to someone here tonight it is going to be well with you, it doesn’t matter what the situation may look like now it is going to be well with you.
Now when we say, if God touches a man he will experience a miracle. The question then comes and I think have shared this one with you before, what happen if God does not touch me how do I get in contact with Him.
The Bible teaches whether God touches you or you touch God the result is the same.
So because we have a huge crowd here tonight and we have several other millions listening all over the world;
Suppose God wants to touch only one person how are we going to know who He will touch?
Well, if God doesn’t touch me if I go ahead and touch Him you we get the same result, so I can be the one who will say I’m going to touch God.
How do you touch God?
In Mark chapter 5 verse 25 to 34, the Bible tells us about the woman with the issue of blood.
Jesus wasn’t looking around praying for people He was just going and there was a multitude following Him and this woman said well am not asking Him to come and touch me, but I will go and touch Him, and the woman touched the hem of the garment of Jesus and she got her miracle immediately.
In Mathew chapter 14 verse 35 to 36, the Bible tells us that many people came together all saying all we want to do is just touch the hem of the garment of Jesus and the Bible says as many as touched Him were made whole.
So one fellow can touch Him and receive a miracle, many people can touch Him and they will all receive their miracles.
So very quickly we have to be very brief tonight because of the children, this is a special night for them.
How do I touch Jesus?
There are various ways you could touch Him.
1. Is by faith: the Bible says in Hebrew chapter 4, sorry Habakkuk chapter two verse 4 He said the Just shall live by faith.
2. The woman with the issue of blood touched Jesus by faith because when Jesus turned round and say who touched me, now the woman said I am the one, Jesus turned round and said to her, woman thy faith had made thee whole.
3. You can touch Jesus by faith tonight. In Mathew 8 verse 5 to 13, the centurion touched Jesus by faith, he said to Jesus you don’t have to come to my house just speak a word he said that’s all and I know that my servant shall be made whole.
4. I remember telling you about a leader who wrote a letter, and said am not asking you to come and pray for me all am asking is just read this letter, I know if you read this letter I will get my miracle and then you will get the testimony and when I saw that kind of letter and I said Almighty God, glory be to Your Holy name for someone with a faith like this.
5. I was not surprised, then a couple of weeks later when I got another letter from the same fellow saying: I know you read my letter because I already gotten my miracle.
6. How many of you believe that God will solve your problem tonight? This very night? Let me hear you say amen loud and clear.
7. Another way of course you can touch God is by giving. In Luke chapter 21 verse 1 to 4 the Bible tells us about the widow who drop two mites that was all she had. She dropped all she had in the offering box and she touched Jesus because Jesus called the disciples together and told them; look at that lady she touched me by her giving, she didn’t have much she had little but touched Jesus Christ.
8. In 2Chronicle chapter 1 verse 6 to 15, Solomon touched Jesus by extraordinary giving, he gave a thousand burnt offerings in one day he touched the heavens, so that the Almighty God came down that night and paid him a visit and say; anything you want just ask.
9. So you can touch God by giving out of your needs or you can give generously like Solomon did. In 2King chapter 4 that I mentioned earlier on 2King chapter 4 verse 8 to 17,
Thank You Father. The LORD said there is someone here tonight, He said somehow you know it, no prophet told you, but somehow you know that the plan of God for your family is a very big one, He asked me to tell you I will bring it to pass.
In 2King chapter 4 verse 8 to 17, that great woman of the Shunamite touched God by persistent giving she started by giving food to the man of God and went ahead to providing a house for the man of God until God said you touch me alright now I will respond- Persistent giving.
How else can I touch God?
10. By relentless prayer. In Mark chapter 10 verse 46 to 52, the way blind Bartimaeus was able to touch Jesus Christ was; he just kept on crying Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me, he refused to stop until God said alright go and bring him.
I’m praying for some here today that your persistent prayer over the years will get resolved tonight in Jesus’ Name.
In Mathew 15 verse 21 to 28, that woman whose daughter was being tormented by the devil also penetrated through to Jesus Christ because she refused to stop crying for mercy.
The disciples said Lord has sent her away, she is disturbing us, she kept on crying.
She said God, just have mercy on me, Jesus said I can give the bread of children to dogs, she kept on crying until she got her miracles.
Many at times we stop short of our breakthrough because we pray for just a little while and then we stop, no God wants you to pray until the final result would come.
And for someone here tonight that final result would be here this evening in Jesus’ Name.
Finally, how can you touch God?
By abundant praise. 2Samuel chapter 6 verse 14 to 16, David was praising God, he was dancing, he was praising God like little children will do.
Even though he was a king, he was dancing, he was… I mean his praise was robust so much so that the Bible says his belly came out of his gown or dress.
And the wife looks down from the window and said look at a king dancing like an ordinary common man.
Well, he told the wife, he said, you haven’t seen anything yet the One who made me a king is the One am dancing for.
He said, and I will dance much more and if you see the way God responded in 2Samuel chapter 7 verse 8 to 20, God said to David you will always have someone to sit on the throne because of the way you praise Me you touched Me.
So you can touch God by faith, you can touch Him by giving, you can touch Him by relentless prayer, you can touch Him by abundant praise.
I heard just a testimony this week that someone who had been sick for a long time suddenly had a vision and the Almighty God showed him a scale.
You know the kind of scale that, if you see the picture of a scale in the front of any court of justice, you will see a scale one side here and other side there.
And in that scale that he saw, one part of the scale was down to the ground loaded, the other was up in the air.
And God spoke to the fellow and said; you see that scale it represents you: one side is full of prayers the other side which should be full of praise is empty.
And God said to her; when your praise balances your prayer, you will get your healing.
And she said, is that it?; she woke up, this is an extraordinary visitation from God, she said no problem LORD, I will stop praying for now and I will praise You until the praise section balances the prayer section.
For two days and two night, she did nothing other than praise God and all of a sudden she discovered she was instantly made whole.
I’m praying for someone that, tonight your praise will balance your prayer in Jesus’ Name.
Now when God touches children they become blessed in the text that we read; Jesus said, let the children come unto Me.
The Pastor that spoke before me had already explained that unto you, forbid them not, thank God he has done that one for me too, for theirs is the kingdom of God.
I like that point that he made- the kingdom of God belongs to children.
You don’t treat them well they won’t let you come, they say the kingdom is our own and it belongs to us children.
Then finally, when these children came to Jesus, He carried them in His arms and bless them.
Whenever Jesus touches a man or a woman or a child that fellow will be blessed.
And then, many at times the major difference between a child and an adult is that the child is innocent.
I think that the Pastor that came before me, told you that one too. There is no sin separating between them and God, so when God wants to touch them nothing stands between the hand of God and their head.
You know there is this passage in Isaiah 59 verses 1 and 2 it says the Hand of the LORD is not shortened that it cannot save, neither is ear heavy, that it cannot hear and it said but your sin your iniquities have separated between you and your God that He will not hear.
In other words, it is sin that is hindering Hand of God in the life of us adults.
The reason the children get their own blessing so easily is because they have no sin.
They are innocent by the grace of God they are innocent so when God wants to touch them His Hands touches them straight away, that is why tonight you need to pray a prayer even if you are already born again you need to pray a prayer that anything that can stand between me and the blessing of God tonight the Almighty God will please wipe it away.
And then if you have not even born again, you need to come to Jesus so that the blood of Jesus Christ, will wipe away your sin and the Hand of God will be able to reach your head without any obstruction at all.
So if there is anyone here tonight and you are not yet born again and you want to surrender life to Jesus Christ, am going to count from one to fifteen because I can see that some of you are very, very far away, but you must come here before I say fifteen so that I can pray for the salvation of your soul, so that the blood can wash away any sin that can stand between you and the touch of the Almighty God.
So if you want to give your life to Jesus you better begin to come now as am counting – one, two, three, four, sin is the insulator that can prevent the Hand of God from touching your head.
Come, let the blood of Jesus wash away your sin, come and surrender your life to Him, let Him save your soul and then there will be nothing to stand between you and the Hand of God.
…five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, thank you those of you who are clapping whatever you touch will prosper, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, those of you who are on the way keep coming don’t wait, I mean make sure you come here before I finish praying.
So all of us in the front and those who are coming; talk to the Almighty God and say, please save my soul, wash away all my sin with your blood and I will serve for the rest of my life.
Please LORD anything that can stand between me and Your touch, wipe it away with Your blood tonight and I will serve You for the rest of my life.
And the rest of us, let pray that prayer for ourselves too – anything that will stand between me and Your touch tonight, any sin whatsoever any acts of disobedience my Father and my God please wipe it away with Your blood.
Those of you in front and those of you on the way, please pray and say; please save my soul, give me a new beginning, let Your blood cleans me from all my sins and I will serve You for the rest of my life, I will serve You for the rest of my life. Let’s talk to the LORD for a moment, cry unto Him for one more minute and say, LORD have mercy on me, wash me clean with the blood that You shed on Calvary.
Please don’t let anything stand between me and Your touch tonight, don’t let anything stand between me and Your touch tonight.
Everything that can be an insulator, that can hinder You from touching me my Father and my God, please let Your blood wipe it away tonight, let Your blood wipe it away tonight, thank You Father, in Jesus mighty Name we have prayed.
Savior, I want to bless Your name one more time, thank You for the Power mighty that is in Your blood. Am praying especially for those who have come forward to surrender their life to You tonight, save their souls in Jesus’ Name, let You blood wash away their sins in Jesus’ name, write their names in the book of life in Jesus’ Name, give them a brand new beginning in Jesus’ Name, from this moment onward each time they call on You answer them by fire in Jesus’ Name.
Father, I’m also praying for everyone here tonight, everyone crying to You that You will wash us clean from anything that can stand between us and that miracle touch of Yours; please wipe it away with Your blood in Jesus’ Name.
At the end of everything tonight, let everyone of us have real cause to glorify Your Holy name, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen. Praise the LORD.
I want to congratulate those of you who have come forward to give your life to Jesus, I want to assure that by the grace of God from now on I will be praying for you; so am going to need your names, your address and your prayer request. See some counselors, counselor you need to move a little faster God bless you.
They will give you some cards which you will fill very quickly and return back to them and I promise you I will be praying for you.
As soon as you have filled the form, then you can go back to your seat then we’ll wait till you have finished before we proceed any further.
While they are doing that, I think the rest of us will keep on worshiping God, singing that various songs that you can sing about the blood of Jesus Christ because there is power mighty in that blood.
Over to you, choir.
Alright, now let’s quickly write down our prayer points, we would pray for a short period tonight so we can attend to the children.
Number 1. Let’s praise God once again for the mighty blood that was shed for us. Praise Him
And number 2. You will say Father, pleased touch my body and make free from sickness and disease tonight.
Number 3. Father, please touch my finances and let me begin to enjoy Your abundance
Number 4. Father, please touch me and empower me to outrun all my pursuers
Number 5. Father, please touch me and activate all my spiritual potentials
Number 6. Father, please touch me and empower to do mighty things in Your name.
Then Number 7. Father, please touch and bless every member of my family.
You are going to pray for only fifteen minutes today, so make sure you pray the fifteen minutes with all your heart.
First of all, thank Him and then crying unto Him to grant all your requests. Let’s go ahead to talk to the LORD.
Hold your neighbour and pray for your neighbour with all your heart and say Father, this child of Yours touch his/her body, soul and spirit- go ahead talk to the Almighty God, body, soul and spirit touch this your child.
Almighty God this child of yours touch him, touch her, body soul and spirit.
Touch body, soul and spirit, Almighty God… thank You Father in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
One more prayer and say Father, every evil in the home of this Your child chase out today, go ahead talk to the Almighty God.
Every evil in the home of this Your child, chase out today, chase out right now, chase out every evil every sickness every disease every sorrow every poverty every barrenness, chase out today.
Thank You my Father, glory be to Your holy name, thank You Father, thank You Father, in Jesus mighty name we prayed.
The Almighty God will touch your bodies and every sickness every disease in your system shall be flush out tonight.
The Almighty God will touch your finances, your family will never know poverty again, the Almighty God will empower you tonight, no enemy will ever catch up with you again, the Almighty God will empower you tonight, you will begin to win souls for His kingdom in Jesus name.
From tonight onward, because the hand of God will be on you, when you touch the sick, they shall be healed, when you command demons they shall go out, wherever you go from tonight, God will open doors unto you, and He will answer your prayer by fire.
So shall it be in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen. Let someone shout halleluyah.
Alright, I want you to please stand on your feet, now that the oil is still fresh on you, I want you to cry to the Almighty God and say Father, let the anointing of tonight make a way for me; go ahead, talk to the Almighty God. Father, let the anointing of tonight make a way for me, that anointing that you had already place on me tonight, let it make a way for me; LORD, let it make a way for me, in every facet of my life let the anointing of tonight make a way for me.
Almighty God, let the anointing of tonight make a way for me everywhere I go from now let ways be open unto me, let the anointing of tonight make a way for me Almighty God, even where there was no way before, let the anointing of tonight make a way for me, Almighty God let the anointing of tonight make a way for me, thank You Father, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
And so shall it be in Jesus name.
Where there was no way for you before there will be away for you, even the world says there is no hope for you, there will be a way for you now, every door you knock at now will be unto you in Jesus Name, so shall it be in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.
Let someone shout a big halleluyah.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
1st of May, 2015
Let’s lift our hands to the Most High God and bless His Holy name. Give Him glory give Him honour give Him adoration; bless the God Abraham the God of Isaac the God Jacob.
Bless the Price of peace, bless the King of glory, bless the Ancient of days, magnify is Holy name, He rules in the affairs of man when He says peace nobody can make war, praise Him, He’s the Original Majesty,
He does has He pleases in the cause of heaven, heaven is His throne, the earth is His foot stool, when He speaks it is done, when He commands it stands firm.
Give Him glory give Him honour, give Him adoration, because your tomorrow is in His hands, praise His holy name.
Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration, bless His Holy Name, bless His holy Name, bless His Holy name.
Thank you Father, You are worthy to be praised, thank you, you are worthy to be magnified.
You are the Ancient of days, be glorified forever, be glorified forever, thank You Lord, thank You Almighty, thank You Father.
Bless His Holy Name for peace in Nigeria, give Him glory, give Him honour, for peace in our time, worship Him adore Him.
We bless Your Holy Name, thank You for answer prayer glory be to Your Holy Name, thank You for peace in our land, thank You for peace in Nigeria, glory be to Your Holy Name glory be to Your Holy Name, thank You Father, in Jesus Mighty Name we have worshipped.
Now lift your voice to Him and say Father, in this month of grace please be gracious unto me. Go ahead talk to the Almighty- In this month of grace, gracious Lord please be gracious unto me, let me find favour with You let me find favour with men, be gracious unto me oh Lord, Ancient of days be gracious unto me, oh God of grace please be gracious unto me be gracious unto me, let me find favour with You this month, let me find favour with men everywhere I go let me enjoy Your favour this month, thank You forevermore thank You Almighty, in Jesus Mighty Name we have pray.
Glory be to God in the Highest amen
Glory be to God in the Highest amen
For His mercy edureth forever amen
For His mercy edureth forever amen
Eternal Rock of Ages we thank You we thank You, for peace in Nigeria we thank You, for answer prayers we thank You but for You oh Lord Nigeria would probably be gunning by now thank You Prince of peace accept our worship in Jesus Name, please accept our worship in Jesus Name.
Eternal Rock of Ages, today is a special day for workers all over the world please bless Your workers, meet all their needs let their joy overflow, in all our lives today do something special, in this month of grace Father be gracious unto us, all over the world today – those who are here, those who are listening to us on television, those listening on the internet, those listening by Radio, my Father and my God be gracious unto us in Jesus’ Name; send help to all of us in Jesus Name, and all Your partners wherever they may be my Father and my God lift up their hands, meet all their needs, promote them specially, and God Almighty in a very wonderful way today let everyone of us here have an encounter with You, and let the peace that is reigning in Nigeria now reign forevermore, save souls today, heal today, set the captives free today, answer all our prayer today Lord and just take all the glory, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen. Let some shout halleluyah.
Well, shake hand with two or three people and tell them tonight is my night you know; and then you may please be seated.
Tonight we want to talk on ‘FULFILLING DESTINY’.
We want to open our Bibles to Genesis chapter 50 we would be reading from verse 15 to 21.
Genesis 50 verse 15 to 21. And while you are opening your Bibles, I think we should give a round of applause to the choir, they did very well tonight.
That was beautiful.
And then, another round of applause for the Preacher who preached before me – you did an excellent job.
Thank You Father.
Genesis chapter 50 reading form verse 15 to 21. Less I forget, I promised your children in Europe, they just had their own convention where forty seven nations gathered together and they send their greetings. They told me to me to greet you and I said I will do so, I’ve fulfilled my promise.
Genesis 50 verse 15 to 21. “15. And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.
16. And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, thy father did command before he died, saying,
17. so shall ye say unto Joseph, forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake into him.
18. And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, behold, we be thy servants.
19. And Joseph said unto them, fear not: for am I in the place of God?
20. But as for you, ye thought evil against me, but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
21. Now therefore fear ye not; I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly into them.”
God is the Master builder.
He is not only build houses as we read in Exodus chapter one verse 21, the Bible tells us that because the mid-wife fear God; He built houses for them.
God not only build houses He build cities.
Hebrew 11 verse 10 tells us that Abraham was looking for a city whose maker and builder is God.
He builds cities.
But He specializes in building people, He specializes in building people, 1 Corinthians chapter 3 verse 9, it says you are God buildings.
Like any master builder He builds according to plan, you will never find a good builder, building without a plan.
As a matter of fact, God in not only a Master Builder He is a master architect.
He builds according to plan, and am appealing to the engineers please let everybody hear me tonight because this night would probably the most important Holy Ghost service you ever attended,
Because am believing God that beginning from today, you we begin to fulfill your destiny.
That plan of God that He had concerning you before He started building you is what is called your destiny. Jeremiah chapter 1 verses 4 and 5 – He said to Jeremiah before I formed thee I knew thee; in order words before I began to put you together at all I already have the plan concerning you, before I formed thee I knew thee and while you are yet in your mother’s womb have already sanctified you have already ordained you have already settled everything that has to so with you.
‘Am not a medical doctor but I read in a journal several years ago that when a woman conceives everything that, that child to be like – tall, short, dark, light, thin, fat, is settled within 72 hours form the moment of conception within 72 hours every detail is already out.
Ephesians 1 verse 3 to 6 goes far far beyond that, Ephesians 1:3 to 6 says even before the foundations of the world, God has already chosen those of you who are here tonight; chosen before the foundation of the earth.
In order words, before He began to say let there be light, let there be fish, etcetera etcetera, He had settle your case.
You are not here by accident it was already in the plan of the Almighty God.
Paul the Apostle said in Galatians chapter 1 verse 5, He says God has chosen him form this mother’s womb.
In Luke chapter 1 verse 13 to 15 it is already settled before John the baptize was born that He shall be great, the prophecy came that He shall be great.
In Roman chapter 9 verse 10 to 13: it is clearly stated before Esau and Jacob were born while they were still in the womb the elder shall serve the younger, settled.
So when we talk of the Destiny we are talking about the plan of God concerning your life and it has been settled before you were born.
So that destiny earns its origin in the sovereignty of God. The Bibles says in Psalm 115 verse 3, it said our God is in the heaven, He does has He pleases.
He’s the original Majesty, He does has He please nobody can query Him.
In Romans chapter 9 verse 15 to 16, He stated clearly in His word I will be merciful unto whom I will be merciful, I will show compassion unto whom I will show compassion.
He said therefore is not of him that willeth nor of him that runneth but of God that showeth mercy.
Thank God He has shown mercy to me, I don’t know about you. that’s why Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15 verse 9 to 10, he said I am what I am by the grace of God.
Whatever you are today, it is by the grace of God and by the grace of God alone.
So when we talk of destiny, normally destiny of any individual is a settled matter, occasionally there may be diversions, occasionally there might be human interference but the destiny of an individual is normally settled even before he was born.
Maybe two passages in the dible would clarify this- Psalm 33 verse 8 to 11 tells us certain things clearly
Number two from that passage, it says He makes the devices of the people of none effect in order words whatever the enemies may be trying to block your destiny God has the power to reduce all their power to nothing
Number three, it says the counsel of the Lord stands forever, in order words what He has decided to do is a matter that is settled forever.
Another Bible passage that would lay a foundation concerning destiny is found in Isaiah 46 verse 9 to 10
Number one it says God is God and there is none like Him.
It said I am God alone and there is no one like Me; it’s a settled matter and you need to understand that.
He because of this I can declare the end from the beginning that’s one thing that makes God special.
He knows the end from the beginning because the end and the beginning meet in Him.
Revelation chapter 1 verse 8 – Jesus Christ said I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning as well as the Ending.
The two of them gather together in Him.
He says, He declares from ancient times, the things that are not yet done, in order words, God can tell you thousands of years before it happens everything that is going to happen.
And then number four, His counsel stands. That is it again, whatever He says He will do that’s it that’s done.
And then number five, He said He will do all His pleasures. If He says this is what is pleasing unto Me, then that’s done; He will do all His pleasures.
So when we talk about destiny we are talking about the plan of God concerning your life and He made that plan before your father met your mother.
The reason your father and your mother produce you is because they are the only two people in the plan of God that can produce you.
I was telling some people in another nation who have always complaining that they don’t know their dad, I said you don’t have to worry, the assignment given to your father was to meet your mother, he finish his assignment and he disappeared.
Thank God for those of us who have fathers but if don’t have any father you don’t have to worry yourself about it at all, that may not affect your destiny.
Now God usually give a hint as to what your destiny- He would give you a hint; He would tell you what is His plan for your life just a little glimpse of it – a glimpse.
Before delays or diversion begins to come, He would give you a hint; and if He has never given you a hint you will get a hint tonight in Jesus’ Name.
And I will give you some example
First, Joseph. In Genesis 37 verse 5 to 11, Joseph had two strange dreams: he had the first dream he narrated it to his bothers and without him saying a word the brothers interpreted the dream accurately.
They said what are you saying; are you saying we are going to bow do.
wn before you?
The boy said all I had is a dream.
Then he had the second dream and this second dream was even bigger. Not his brothers alone, now even the father also was alarmed.
That was a hint given to that boy. Of course then the enemy saw that the dream will not come to pass, in Genesis 37 from verse 18 to 28, the brothers said here comes the Dreamer, let’s kill and see what will become of his dreams.
They wanted to snuff out the dreamer so that the dreams will not come to pass.
But you know the rest of the story, they were just wasting their time, they sold him into slavery when he got into slavery he became slave in the house of Potiphar.
The Almighty God who already promised what He was going to do was there with him and as he began to prosper over there, one day the wife of Potiphar said if you don’t come a lay with me there will be problems and you know the rest of the story.
He refused to compromise and he ended up in prison and here is somebody God told “you are going to be a Ruler, your brothers are going to bow down before you”
And he found himself in prison; because there is someone also coming to prison who is a link to the journey of his destiny.
That’s why God sent him to prison:
Wherever you are today is not by accident you are going to meet someone that is going to help your destiny.
The rest is history.
Like the text I read to you the same brothers came, fell down at his feet and said sir we are your servant and the Bible says Joseph wept.
Why was he weeping?
He remembered what God told him.
A day is coming where somebody here is going to weep for joy.
Moses is another example. The first thing concerning the destiny of Moses came in Genesis 15 verse 13 to 14.
Hundred of years before Moses was born God spoke to Abraham, He said I know today you are still barren but out of you will come a Nation.
And this Nation will be in a foreign nation for four hundred years, and after four hundred years I will bring them out to serve Me.
And they won’t come out empty handed, that was the first hint.
And then of course you know the rest of the story the children of Israel landed in Egypt.
Years passed, and then all of a sudden the devil knew and have been counting the number of years, that very soon, the Deliverer of Israel was going to be born.
And he spoke to the new Pharaoh and begin to kill all the boys that are born in Egypt.
The death was waiting for Moses but the Almighty God, the One who fulfills destiny, kept death away;
The reason you are still alive today is because God has a purpose for your life and that purpose will be fulfilled in Jesus’ Name.
But you know the rest of the story, in Exodus chapter three from verse 1 to 12, at the back of the desert where Moses had gone to hid after he had killed an Egyptian, after he discovered that delivery the children of Israel is not going to be by human strength, God met him there and said your destiny is about to fulfill;
Moses said am too old now, am now 80 years old, am already retired and God said you are still breathing and as long as you are still breathing your destiny can still be fulfill.
So, I have good news for everyone here tonight, no matter how old you are God will fulfill your destiny.
Let me give you another example, David in 1Samuel chapter 16, if you read it from verse 1 to 13, the Almighty God spoke to Samuel and said go to the house of Jesse I have chosen one of his sons to be my king.
You know the rest of the story: Samuel came, Jesse brought out seven boys and David was kept out of the show and God refuse the seven and say the one I have in mind is in the bush.
My brother and sisters anywhere you are destiny will locate you.
It might be in the back side of a desert, it might be in the bush looking after animals, it might be an office when your time comes destiny will locate you.
So they brought in David, and when he was being anointed king, there was another king on the throne.
David was about seventeen years old when the oil first landed on his head but he didn’t sit on the throne until thirteen years later, all he got was a glimpse of what was coming.
What happen after that?
Oh the devil tried to kill him, he sent a lion the lion died, he sent a bear the bear died, he sent Goliath, Goliath died.
That is while I can assure you anyone who want to truncate your destiny between now and the end of this month they shall be no more.
Several times king Saul as soon as he realized this is the boy who will succeed me, several times, at least three times, he threw a javelin at David but three times the javelin missed.
But you need to understand king Saul was very good man with the javelin but to miss David first time, second time, third time, is simply that the Almighty God was the One, who can fulfill destiny, that was at work.
And I am prophesying to someone here this evening the Javelin of king Saul will miss David tonight.
For years David was running form one cave to another, trying to hide from king Saul and long after he was told He was going to be king.
When king Saul was no longer around David find himself on the throne and the Bible said he reigned for forty years.
Let me take another example and I will take Apostle Paul. In Galatians chapter 1 from verse 13 to 17, Apostle said clearly that he had been chosen from his mother womb but then this man who was chosen to be an Evangelist for Jesus Christ, an Apostle for Jesus Christ, is the one who was chairman the day they were stoning Stephen.
Act chapter 7 verse 57 to 59, when they were killing Stephen he was the one supervising the operation because the devil wanted to divert him from his goal but ultimately in Act chapter 9 if you read it from verse 1 to 30, the One who can bring destiny to pass arrested him on the way, so he was able say that the one who was the chief of sinner, became a chief Apostle because that was his destiny.
Whatever may be the diversions that had already taken place concerning your destiny in the Name that is above every other name that destiny shall be fulfill in Jesus’ Name.
And I can give several examples. Probably I will give you more as you go along, but am just laying foundation so that you will know that what we are discussing is very serious issue and I will want you to be absolutely sure of what destiny is and how to reach there.
We need to know that destiny can be truncated, destiny can be truncated. What exactly do we mean by that? We’ve already said that the enemy may try, the enemy will fail because what God has spoken and it is done.
It is God who can fulfill destiny, the One who have the plan, He’s the Master builder but if He discovers what the person is trying to build is not yielding to Him after a lot of persuasion He may tear the plan.
It is my prayer that the plan of God for your life will not be destroy by your actions.
Let’s take one or three examples:
Samson. In Judges 13 verse 1 to 5. Samson, a hint concerning the future of Samson was given; the Lord sent an angel to tell his mother, the mother was barren, the angel came and told her you are going to have a son, he’s going to be powerful, he’s going to be filled with Holy Spirit even from the womb.
Before he was born at all the power of God was going to be mighty in him.
But then when Samson was born the Spirit of God moved him just like the Almighty God has planed; Samson began to live as he can live without God: every law, every rule that the Almighty God said he must obey, he broke them all.
As someone who is peculiar to God, he was not supposed to touch dead body of any type, but he kill a lion and saw honey in the lion he picked the honey for the carcass of a dead animal and he began to eat, it didn’t bothered him.
He was not supposed to marry among the strangers, he said who was talking I as the powerful man am the anointed of God, shut your mouth, that is the woman I want to marry, he tried to marry the woman he failed, but he kept on going and going and going doing everything contrary to the will of God including going into the house a harlot.
You can read the rest of the story Judges 16 and read the story from verse 1 to 30. Special man of God, anointed man of God, fills with the Holy Spirit from the womb, he was going in and out from harlot house, and he was doing everything he wanted to do.
Finally God said okay enough is enough and God withdrew, and he died a young man.
Am praying particularly for all the youth here today whatever you will do that will cause the Almighty God to tear your destiny I pray you will no longer do it.
What about king Saul, he was an ordinary farmer’s boy but God chose him to be the first king of Israel. He got a hint that he was going to be a king in 1 Samuel chapter 9 from verse 25 to 27; and very soon in 1 Samuel chapter 10 verse 1 to 9, he began to manifest all the signs that the Spirit of the Almighty God was already upon him – I mean he woke up a farmer’s boy before the evening he was prophesying like any prophet and the he began to reign, he became very popular among the people and then in an attempt to please the people rather than please God; his kingdom was taken away from him.
1Samuel 15 verse 1 to 29, the Almighty God sent him on an errand instead of obeying God completely he decided to obey the people and God said fine Am the One who arrange the original plan, now that you are not complying with my instructions I tear the plan.
I pray for every one of you listening to me tonight, what you will do that cause God to tier is plan will not be done by you.
Not only that destiny can be truncated, destiny can be totally reversed. Not just truncated but totally reversed.
In the case of Samson we said his destiny was truncated, even in his death God still use his death to fulfill God’s purpose, only he was not there to enjoy the fruit of it; but in some cases God will reverse the destiny completely.
1Samuel chapter 2 verse 30, God said to Eli indeed you and your father’s house shall stand before me forever, God said that was my plan: you, you children, great grandchildren for generation to come would be my priest, but God said now I say be it far from me – in order words the original plan, I erased it.
In fact, He said later on, listen those who do not die young in your family will be begging priest for bread: they were supposed to be priest but now they will be coming to the priest to say please can we have some food to eat.
I pray with everything that in me, in the Name that is above every other name your destiny will not be reversed for evil.
Oh thank You Father, my God is speaking I just wanted you to get the foundation first, but this one I can’t ignore.
God said there is someone here tonight, He said you should relax the mountains are already crumbling.
And says there is someone here tonight, He said like Joseph in whatever situation you find yourself you shall have dominion.
I want to say amen to this one, because the Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said the series of miracles begins tonight.
Another example of destiny being completely reversed – I have told the story before but some of you might not be here then, is about a man called Ephraim.
In Genesis 48 verse 8 to 20, Joseph brought his children to his father Israel for blessing, Joseph had two sons in Egypt: the first was Manasseh and the second born was Ephraim, he brought this two sons to his father so he could bless them, and because Manasseh was the first born, he place him where the right hand of his father will land and Ephraim where the left hand will land.
Now, at that time, Israel was going kind of blind, he was old, so he couldn’t see clearly, when it was time for him to bless this two boys he cross his hands, and place the right hand on the head of the second born and left hand on the head of the first born.
And Joseph said, no daddy you are putting your right hand on the head of the younger that is a mistake, let me put your hand where it should go; Israel answered and said no I know what am doing, am being guided by the Almighty God.
He said the younger is going to be greater than the older.
And he blessed the two of them with his hand crossed.
Within few years, according to Deuteronomy 33 verse 17, the younger had prospered more than the elder ten times.
For every one thousand that the first born had, the second born had ten thousand – he had prospered ten times more than the brother because of the hand that was crossed.
Because that was the destiny that God had for Ephraim.
But then as soon as Ephraim prospered, he began to ignore God.
God will send him on an errand and he will refuse to go.
“Ephraim, we’re all going to battle, there was war in a nation, come let’s go and fight”
Ephraim will say who will look after my sheep? who will look after my wealth?
All of you can go, leave me alone, am a rich man.
After some times, he even began to worship idols, God began to send message upon message to him:
“Young man I love, you see how I have promoted you above your brother, is because I have a special plan for your life”.
Eeeh, “Leave me alone am enjoying myself”.
I pray for somebody here today, the kind of position that you will reach and you will forget God, May you never reach that position.
After some time in Hosea chapter 4 verse 17, God said okay have heard enough, he said Ephraim has joined himself to idols, leave him alone.
‘Am the One who wrote the plan for his life, he has forgotten Me, leave him alone, no problem, and then in Hosea chapter 5 verse 9, God now said, I have written a new plan, He said Ephraim shall be desolate, have prosper him have made him great he forgot Me he joined himself to idol.
He said okay I will reverse what have written. When the choir was singing, they were singing about destiny changer I shook my head, I said maybe that song needs to be amended a little.
Because they said, destiny Changer changes my destiny today.
How do you know how the original destiny is?
If it is evil, may it be change in Jesus’ Name.
If it is good, may it be fulfill in Jesus’ Name.
Now destiny can be reversed,
But it can be reversed in a negative way like the examples have given you or it can be reversed in a positive way.
In order words, the original plan may be bad and it will be reverse so that it will become good.
I will give you one example because of time, again I have spoken about this before to those of you who are older, is about a certain man called Levi…
Thank You Father, amen. The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said from tonight onward you will be on a fast lane to your destiny.
I believe God is talking to me tonight, amen and amen, because the Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said, from today onward, all you will be saying is, things are getting better and better.
There was this young man called Levi, in Genesis 49 verse 1 to 7 that’s where you find the story.
He had something years before that offended the father preevously and the father waited until the day he was going to died.
The father laid on his bed and call all his children together, and said, “come let me tell you what’s going to happen to you in the future”
And he began to tell them one by one, one by one concerning their destinies.
When he came to Levi, he said Levi, because of your violence temper, he said “you we become nothing”.
He said, “you will be scattered throughout the land”, as soon as he finished, the father died so there is not even room to say, “sorry daddy”, it was sealed but the God in heaven decided I will reverse that destiny.
If there is anyone here to tonight whose destiny have been cursed, in the Name that is above every other name I cancel the curse.
But God didn’t just reverse the destiny of Levi, it was because something happened.
In Exodus 32 you can just read the entire story but verse 25 and 26 would highlight the point; Exodus 32 verse 25 to 26.
Moses had gone upon to the mountain to collects the ten commandments, while he was gone the children of Israel said, “he had gone for too long, we don’t know what happen to him, maybe he had died on the mountain we don’t know”
They turned to Aaron and said, “make us a god, in any case, we need the god we can see”
So Aaron said, “fine, give me your jewelry and I will make you a god”.
They gave him all their gold and he created a calf.
By the time Moses was returning form the mountain the people were singing and dancing worshiping the idol: dancing naked.
When Moses came and saw what was happening, he was furious but he knew the children of Israel.
In the past they have threatened to stone him over ordinary things, and yet he knew they must be punished for what they have done and he knew he couldn’t do it alone.
So he stool by the gate, lifted up his voice and said “anyone who is on the side of the Lord should come over to me”
And the Bible said Levi and all his children crossed over to the side of Moses.
So God looked down from heaven and said “Levi, you all are supposed to become nothing you say you’re on my side”
God said, “in that case, Iam on your side”
That original destiny, that original plan made concerning your life I wipe it out I write a brown new one.
So God spoke to Moses in Numbers chapter 3 verse 11 to 13, He said to Moses, “bring Levi near Me, I have chosen Levi to become My first born”.
The one that the father says he will become nothing, God says, he will be my first born, he will be special.
Because even though God’s discovery, even though God do has he pleases in heaven, God is not arbitrary, He said in Proverb chapter 8 verse 17, He said I love those who love Me, those who seek Me early shall found me.
In James chapter 4 verse 7, the bible stated clearly, if you draw near God, He will draw near to you. If you are on the side of the Lord, He will be on your side also.
Do I hear somebody say amen?
Now, how do I know what is in my destiny?.
Many of us without knowing it, God has spoken to us in the past. He has spoken to us in parables, He has spoken in prophesies, at that time, may be we didn’t realized it, but He has spoken, He has given it.
And I can use myself as an example, have shared it with some of the older ones: several years ago as a little boy going to school, in those days when you are going to school, primary school for the first time, they make a plate for you, those who are old will know what is called a plate, it gets a little something.
Today now you are using the computer, the iPad; our own iPad then was cut from wood, and dyed black and give you a chalk so you can write ABC on your plate.
How many of you know what am talking about?, and those of you who are old to know let me hear you shout halleluyah.
So one day I was coming back from school, my plate on my head all my face covered with chalk and an elderly man saw me and and said, “senior academician”
I didn’t know what he was talking about: with the plate on my head with chalk on my face but that old man saw in that little boy somebody who will get a PhD.
He saw it, he didn’t know how to say it but he painted it that way.
One other day, I was coming from school and I met another old man who looked at me and said ‘Baba Eko’,
Ha ha, and in those days in Ife wara, when you talk of Lagos, it is almost like you are talking about Jerusalem.
We know that there is a place somewhere, because even in those days to go to even Ilesha or Ife those are the two nearer towns, is like going on a pilgrimage.
And he called me “Baba Eko”
I never knew I could end up in Lagos, but that man saw it.
Another hint, I think I have shared this one before because am telling you this, so that you can think back, there might be some hints that God has already given you concerning your destiny:
I think it was 1951, at that time, the Anglican Bishop based in Ibadan, what used to be called Oyo Province, came to visit the little Anglican church in Ife-wara.
And we in St. Stephen primary school lined the route to welcome him, the local hunters didn’t go to the farm, they were shooting into the air giving him gun salutes.
He came in a brand new black car.
And you need to understand in 1951, in Ife-wara, there were only two lorries that came to town in a day; one was “Bedford” lorry and the other one was “Austin”lorry
And we can tell which one is coming by the noise they make.
Some of you don’t know what is an Austin or Bedford lorry, that’s okay,
And so, he came in a brand new car, I have never seen a car before.
He was dress in a bishop dress, all the beautiful things, the red, everything beautiful.
And when he was coming out of the car, he was wearing a pair of black shoes, polished and shining.
Whether you believe it or not, there were only five people in the village that had shoes, only five.
And the head of the primary school was one, his own shoes was tennis shoes, my mouth fell open. I have never seen anything so beautiful – the car, the dress, the shoes;
And then, when he was about to leave, everybody began to give him gifts: the farmers brought yams, some people brought chicken, some people brought eggs, I just open my mouth wide.
When I got home that day, I told my mother, “I am going to be a bishop”.
And it was 1951; of course years passed, I left home, I went to secondary school, secondary school to university, I left church for years I didn’t enter into any church at all.
And then, one day I got born again, one day I became general overseer, one day I decided to visit our little parish in Ife-wara.
And because my people wanted to welcome me home, the school children lined the route, the hunters didn’t go to the farm, they were firing guns to welcome me home.
I went in a brand new black car, I was wearing black shoes well-polished.
As I entered the town, and I saw the children lining up, singing and the guns firing, I remembered 1951, I remembered thirty years before that I said I was going to be a Bishop.
I prophesy to someone here today that dream that God gave you years ago shall be fulfilled now in Jesus’ Name.
But now specifically, according to the word of God, what are the things that I know that I know that I know are in your destiny?
If you are a true child of God, the following things among others are in your destiny.
Number one. Healing, 1Peter chapter 2 verse 24, says by His stripes you were healed. More than two thousand years ago your healing has been settled. And if you would receive it, nobody will leave here with any sickness in Jesus ‘Name.
Number two. In your destiny, is divine health, Exodus 15 verse 26 stated clearly if you will obey God you will not even know sickness at all. It is possible my brothers and sisters never to know sickness again till you see Jesus Christ, and that will be you portion in Jesus’ Name.
Number three. Deliverance is in your destiny. John chapter 8 verse 32 stated clearly, you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. If you know Jesus Who is the Truth and you have surrendered your life to Him; every force holding you captive must let you go by force.
Number four. In your destiny is protection. Psalm 91 verse 5 to 8, the Almighty God made a promise years ago and got David to write it down for you that a thousand may fall by your left, ten thousand may fall by your right it will not come near you.
Number five. Security is in your destiny. Psalm 23 verse 5, it says thou prepareth a table before me in the presence of my enemies. In order words, the Almighty God had decreed it long ago that irrespective of how many enemies you may have, your joy is in abundance.
Number six. Anointing is in your destiny, the same Psalm 23 verse 5, says thou anointed my head with oil my cup runneth over. Anointing is not just reserve for special people; it’s in your destiny also.
And then number seven. Long life is in your destiny. It is not in the plan of God for you to die young or to die before fulfilling your days. In Psalm 91 verse 16, God said with long life will I satisfy him. You are going to live long. How long you want to live is actually left to you.
I know some of you want to live for a long time to come; in my own case I have a rough idea of how long I want to be around.
I Have told the story of some people praying for me when I was seventy:
“daddy you will live to be eighty”, I said amen, “you will live to be ninety”, I said amen, “you will live to be hundred”, I didn’t answer them.
One fellow said “you will live to be one hundred and twenty years’ I said ha, what will God say I have done.
I have cut a glimpse of heaven, I don’t want to stay in this wretched world for too long. One fellow really got to be excited and said “you will live to be one hundred and forty years” I said na lie.
But with long life He will satisfy, long life is in your destiny.
Number eight. Honour is in your destiny. Psalm 91 verse 15, He said I will honour you, that’s what God promised, it is there.
Number nine. Joy is in your destiny. Psalm 16 verse 11, says in the presence of God there is fullness of joy.
That is while am decreeing to somebody here tonight, from this day onward you shall wipe no more.
Number ten. Peace is in your destiny. John chapter 14 verse 27, Jesus said more than two thousand years ago, He said peace I give unto you: peace.
Number eleven. Abundance is in your destiny. Deuteronomy 28 verse 11 to 12, the Bible promised long, long ago, that God will so bless you, you will be lending to nations – it is there in your destiny.
Number twelve. Promotion is in your destiny. Deuteronomy 28 verse 13, the Almighty God said, you shall be head you shall not be tail, Almighty said you shall be above only you will never be beneath – promotion is in your destiny.
Number thirteen. Fruitfulness is in your destiny. John 15 verse 5, He says if you abide in Me and my word abide in you, you will bring forth much fruit.
That’s why I can boldly declare that from now on fruitless effort would end in your life. That’s number thirteen.
Number fourteen. Certainly heaven is in your destiny. In John chapter fourteen verse 1 to 3, Jesus Christ said clearly “believe thou in Me let not your heart be troubled”
He said, “in My father’s house there are many mansions, if it were not so I would have to you”. He said, “Am going to prepare a place for you; there is a place prepare for you in heaven. And He said, “When I finished prepare your place I will come for you again”. Heaven is in your destiny.
That’s while I decree in the Name that’s above every other name all of you who have decided to make Jesus Christ your Lordyou will not end up in hell.
Is all in your destiny.
That brings us to the crucial part. What must I do to fulfill my destiny?
Ha, thank You Father. The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said a day is coming when you tell people that you used to be poor they will not believe you.
Thank You Lord. The Lord said there is a family here tonight, He ask me to encourage you, He said, that fellow behaving like Saul of Tarsus is your family is going to end up an Apostle of Jesus Christ.
What must I do to fulfill my destiny? Very simple. Find out what those who fulfilled their destiny did and do it.
And find out what those who did not fulfill their destiny did and avoid it; very simple.
Those who fulfill their destinies find out what they did, follow their example; those whose destinies were either truncated or reversed, observe them, and avoid their mistakes. And let me pick some of them for you;
Let’s start with Joseph. Genesis 39 verse 7 to 12, when the wife of Potiphar said to him “sir you are already great in this family everything is under your control, all I want you to is lie with me.
Joseph said one thing that you must never forget, he said, “How can I do this thing and sin against God”.
“I know Who gave me the vision of what I will become; I cannot afford to offend Him”
My brothers and sisters the reason I also cry, “be holy be holy be holy” is because I know that if only you will not offend God, it doesn’t matter what anybody may try, you will fulfill your destiny.
That’s while in 2 Timothy chapter 2 verse 22, the Bible says flee youthful lust; and again I hope the youth are listening to me, the Bible says you are to run from all the lust of youth, you see others doing evil don’t join them so that you can reach your goals
The woman said, “by force, you must lie with me”, he fled. Flee from sin.
Example two. Moses. The plan of the Almighty God for Moses is that he will lead the children of Israel into the promise land.
He never made it because something happened in number chapter 20 verse 1 to 12, the people annoyed him and they’ve been annoying for forty years.
He has being tolerating them, then on this occasion he lost his temper.
God aked him to speak to the Rock, he stroke the Rock twice: water still came out for the people to drink but God now said to Moses, “come let Me show the land, look at it from afar off because you will not get there.
Moses didn’t make it to the promise land because he lost his temper – watch your temper.
People who want to destroy your destiny will try their hardest to cause you to be angry, refuse to be angry – watch your temper.
And I will tell you a story very quickly. Several years ago, we started what we used to call Christ the Redeemer Congress, today now we call it Holy Ghost Congress.
And we were moving it from town to town, we started in Ilesha then we went to Ilorin and then we were going to go to Ondo and the choir had been practicing, the choir at the headquarters they’ve been practicing the song that they will sing at the congress and I think it was going to be during Easter period.
The night before we were to leave for the congress some people spoke to my father in the Lord that “why should the headquarters be empty during the period of the Congress?”
“He should not allow all the choir to go”.
And so my father in the Lord called me, he said, “son, I have been advised that we should leave some choir members behind to sing at the headquarters on Easter Sunday so only half of the choir will go with you”.
Ha, all these people had been practicing, Baba, you yourself are going with us to Ondo, how do I face these people?
Which of them will I say you shouldn’t go? and something called anger began to well up in me against those people who had gone to advise my father in the Lord in this manner.
Suddenly I heard a voice of God;
I pray for someone here today anytime destiny destroyer come near you God will speak to you.
I heard God speak to me loud and clear and said, “son, don’t say a word, don’t say a word”
Well, since he’s my Commander-in-chief, I just said thank you sir to my daddy and turned back.
The choir, they were looking at me wandering aren’t you going to intervene?, aren’t you going to do something?
But I have already heard from heaven, “don’t say a word”
if I began to speak I we say the wrong thing, so I went to my car and I drove to Ondo
The following day the congress was to begin I was already there.
the stage was set everything was ready and then, somebody came running in, “sir, in those days everybody is brother or sister, bro, bro, something has happened”,
What was it?
There was a Volkswagen car coming from Lagos, if I can remember, I think about nine people was in that ejapa, because everybody wanted to come to the congress.
Because those who didn’t have transportation money, they lap themselves in the Volkswagen car. At the very junction leading into the venue there was an accident: a vehicle hit the voswagon from behind another one from the front and crossed it with nine people inside.
Eight of them members of my family and by the special grace of God only on person had an injury.
Lite injury that require no hospital treatment at all.
When I heard the news, God spoke to me and said, “son, if you have lost your temper yesterday all nine would have been dead and that would have been the end of Congress.
Anything that will destroy your destiny, the Almighty God will divert it from you.
Watch you your temper. Anyone who is going to go must learn to control his temper.
Let me take the example of Eli. What happened that cause Eli to miss out, that cause his destiny to be reversed?. 1 Samuel chapter 2 verse 30, God said, “those who honour Me I will honor and those who despise Me, I will litely esteem”
Honour God so that He may honour you.
honour Him that you may fulfill your destiny. When we read Proverb chapter 3 verses 9 and 10, where it says, “you are to honour God with your first fruit”.
Many of us think is a light matter: God says those who honour Me I will honour.
Couple of years ago, Almighty God said to me “son look at Pastors all over the word, look at Pastors from history up till this moment, majority of their sons never follow in their footsteps, and He said you know why, because their fathers do not honour Me – they don’t give me their first fruit.
My prayer for every one of you here tonight is that your children will be greater than you
Honour God. You destiny is far, far crucial than money, is far far more crucial.
Let me pick another example. Saul. The reason he didn’t fulfill his destiny was because his obedience was incomplete.
1Samuel chapter 15, you can read the whole story from verse 1 to 29, God sent him on an errand, He told him to wipe those people out, because of what they did to Him in the past
“I want to rev take revenge, wipe them out”.
He went, he killed the people, he spared their king, he spared the fattest of their animal and God said “kill everything” he didn’t: that’s while he lost out.
Please let your obedience be complete, obey God in all things.
Anytime you want to obey God, please read what He said and do accordingly.
For example, when He says bring all the tithes into My house, He said all not half, not part, He didn’t say use part of it to do some work for me, He said bring all.
I explained to some of my children years ago, suppose a light company, in those days they use to call them NEPA, I don’t know what they call them now, the name have change so often, its their action that we are praying will now change for the better, they used to call them NEPA then.
I said, suppose NEPA gave you a bill of one thousand Naira and you took the money you are going to the office to pay, on the way you saw one of their poles has fallen down and you hired some people to lift up the pole, and they charged you three hundred Naira and then you arrived at NEPA office and said, yes your bill me one thousand, I was coming with your one thousand but on the way I saw your pole falling down and Ihave helped you erect it back this is your balance, what will NEPA do to your light?
Cut it off. God didn’t say use part of my tithe to do something for Me, He said bring all-
Let your obedience be complete.
Let me take one or two more examples about David. As great as David was he never became 100 percent of what God wanted him to be; why?
2Samuel chapter 11 you can read it from verse 1 up to 2Samuel chapter 12 verse 14, David was sleeping at a time he was supposed to be going to war, he woke up in the evening, he went for a stroll on his roof top and saw a woman bathing.
You know the story, by the end of the day he had laid with the woman and when he heard that the woman became pregnant, he plotted the death of her husband and then took the woman to his house.
And God sent a prophet to him and said, “as much as I love you, as much as I have promoted you, you killed a man because of his wife, you think I didn’t see you and God added to the destiny of David and said from now on a sword will never depart from his house”
It was not there originally, it was added.
Please run away from sin, please don’t rests until you reach your goal.
One of the greatest problems of success, one of the greatest problem of prosperity;
And am telling you this, because in the mighty name Jesus you will succeed, you will prosper,
Is that, these things may bring you comfort that may hinder your work with God.
No matter how comfortable you become, no matter how rich you become, stay close to God.
There are some of us who are here tonight who are simply because will have workers meeting: some of us have become so comfortable, we now prefer to watch the Holy Ghost night on television.
In the past, we were the first to get to the Holy Ghost ground, at that time many of us don’t have television but we had God; we would be the first to arrive, at times we would be the last to depart, we would come at that time we had no problems serving God, we had no cars then, so we have no problem talking about traffic jam, after Holy Ghost service.
I know a man who trekked all the way from Lagos to the Holy Ghost ground because he had no money, he had no job, he got up early in the morning and trekked by the time he arrive the Holy Ghost service, the service was already on, and he was so tired he was fainting, they have to pour water on his head, some of the people here would remembered the occasion, he said, “if I want to die let me go and die in the presence of God”
That day, he got six job offers.
When comfort comes be careful, because God knows how you used to seek Him when things are not so rosy, now He has made you comfortable please don’t stop seeking Him so that something else will not be added to your destiny.
Well, finally before we go, and pray don’t rest until you reach your goal.
In the case of Paul, Philippians chapter 3 verse 7 to 14, he said I just keep on forgetting those things that are behind and I keep on reaching forward.
Many people don’t reach their destiny, they don’t fulfill their destiny because they stopped too soon, they stop pressing forward too soon, they relax soon, they look at themselves they say “ha this is good enough”
How do you know how far God want to take you?
Somebody ask me one time and said sir, “what are we still fasting for?, what else do you want to become”? – I laughed.
Am just beginning, my journey is still far and there are people am looking at here today, your journey is still far.
God will take you to great height- I didn’t hear your amen; but don’t stop too soon.
There are some of you now who cannot fast anymore, there are some of you even among pastors who use to fast with me whenever the Holy Ghost Service is coming – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, they are fasting and praying, some of them now Lord have mercy, because in those days, we were few.
As they are coming in with me to pray, I can look at their faces and know the face of someone who is fasting and who is not fasting.
Now, there are so many I can’t look at their faces, how many faces am I going to look at?
But am seventythree and am still fasting, if I can still go on fasting and praying at seventy three, what excuse does somebody who is forty or fifty has to stop fasting and to stop praying? –
You must keep on pressing forward until finally God will say alright, now, you have reached the level I want you to reach.
Let me tell you one thing finally, it dosn’t matter how high you are now, you can be much higher, because when God begins to promote people, He keeps promoting everlastingly, the Bible says, underneath is My everlasting Arms and nobody is too old to press forward.
Moses was eighty when his journey to destiny began, you are not too old to keep pressing forward.
In conclusion, Deuteronomy chapter 30 verse 19 to 20, Almighty God said
Thank You Father. Thank You Father. Amen and amen. Daddy says there is someone here tonight He said very soon it will be your turn to leap for joy.
The Almighty God said, yes Am sovereign but Am not arbitrary.
He said, I call heaven and earth to be a witness, that I have set before you, life and death, blessings and curses, and I advise you, chose life.
In order words, He said, yes, Am the Almighty, yes, I speak and it is done, yes, I do as I please but I give you a choice between two destinies: good and bad, He said I advise you chose the good one, and I will back it up.
You, each time we make an altar call, some of you don’t know the meaning of surrendering your life to Jesus;
Remember the story of Levi, when Moses said, “who on the Lord side?” and Levi said, “I am on the Lord side”, God said, “the curse your father pronounce on your destiny, I canceled, I re-write it”.
God can re-write your destiny for the better, tonight, but you must surrendered your life to Him first, you must be willing to do His will absolutely, obey Him completely, honour Him totally, then and only then, can you be sure that you will reach your destiny.
So, if there is anyone here tonight, and you are still struggling whether to surrender your life to Jesus Christ or not, am going to count from one to fifteen, because I can see quiet a crowd here tonight, some of you are very far away and if you are far away you better begin to come straight away.
If you want to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, begin to come right now, and if you claim you are born again, but you know you are still living in disobedience, and you know you need to come to the Almighty God for total forgiveness, come tonight.
This night, destinies are being decided let yours be decided for good.
Am counting now: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen,
Those of you already at the front here, begin to tell Him, I have come to surrender my life to You, I want You to please save my soul, I will serve You wholeheartedly for the rest of my life just forgive all my sins, give me a brand new beginning.
A new beginning, wonderful destiny that you will re-write, tonight for the glory of Your Holy Name, just save my soul oh Lord, and I will serve You for the rest of my life.
Those of you who are still on the way hurry up and pray as you come. The rest of us will stretch your hands towards these people that the Almighty God who saved our souls will save their souls also, let’s intercede for them brethren, let’s intercede for them.
And please Counselors, you will need to draw close to these people tonight, there are quite a crowd here at the altar, you will have to minister to them here.
Lets intercede for these people that God Himself will save their souls, that He will forgive all their sins, that He will wash them clean in His blood and He will give them a brand new beginning.
Pray for them brethren, those of you on the way just keep coming, I will wait a minute for you hurry up.
Now I want to pray for your salvation, I want to pray that Almighty God will wipe away all your sins and give you brand new beginning.
Thank You Jesus. Hurry up, hurry up, hurry up, the Counselors hurry up too, God bless you.
Thank You Jesus. Those of you still on the way hurry up, keep coming, those of you on the way keep coming, make sure you get here before I finished praying, because am about to pray now.
Thank You Jesus. In Jesus mighty name we have pray.
Saviour, we want to bless Your Holy name because You made a promise that whosoever will come unto You, You will in no wise cast out, we thank You for Your word and we thank You for these Your people that have come forward to surrender their life to you.
Tonight, please receive them in Jesus’ Name, forgive them in Jesus’ Name, all their sin that could have tampered with their destinies, Father, wipe away with Your blood in Jesus’ Name.
Save their souls, write their names in the book of life and please, Lord God Almighty, from today onward, let them serve You wholeheartedly.
Don’t let them go back into the world, and any time they call on You from today, answer them by fire, thank You Almighty God, in Jesus mighty name we have pray. Amen
Now those of you who have come forward let me hear shout halleluyah.
Am rejoicing with you because by the special grace of God, from now on, I will be praying for you and very soon you will be receiving miracles and you will know that there is someone praying for you.
So am going to need your names, your address, and your prayer request the Counselors will give you some cards very soon, please fill the card very quickly as soon as you finish filling the card return to the Counsellors and go back to your seat:
Fill in your names, your address, your prayer request as quickly as possible, and if you can’t write get one of the Counsellors to do the writing for you.
Now while that is going on, the rest of us will need to go to God in prayer.
Let’s think back, consider in all ways that we had disobey God or our obedience have been incomplete and begin to confess all these sins to the Almighty God and ask for forgiveness so that our destiny will not be tampered with.
Let’s spend some three to four minutes examining our lives in the past whether we have robbed Him of His tithe, we have failed to honour Him with His first fruit or in any other areas which we have been disobedient to the Almighty God.
Let’s think back, and begin to ask God for forgiveness and for the grace to restitute to put things right again, let’s spend those few minutes while our new brothers and sisters are filling their forms, to meditate and to pray. ….. Thank you Counsellors.
Now let’s write down the following prayer points.
Number one. You want to praise God that He kept you alive till this moment. As long as you are still alive, it means God has not finish with you yet. So thank Him for keeping you alive till this moment.
And then number two. You will say Father, please let me fulfill my destiny.
Number three. Father, if there is any evil in my future please cancel it today
Number four. Father, if there is any storm coming my way please diverts it.
Number five. Father, all opportunities that I have lost, please restore to me fully. All opportunities that would have helped me to reach my goal earlier, all opportunities that I have lost, please restore to me.
Number six. Father, with Your mighty hand eradicate all destiny destroyers in my life.
Number seven. All those great dreams that I had in the past let them be fulfilled this year.
You’re going to pray for thirty minutes. The altar is open, as usual you can pray lying down, seating down, kneeing down, standing up, just forget everybody, it is your destiny you want to discuss with God now, forget everyone else and discuss your destiny with Almighty God.
Glory be to God. In Jesus mighty name we have pray.
Now I want you to lay your hand on your head and pray with all your strength and say, in the Mighty name of Jesus, my head I command you, don’t refuse the plan of God.
Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.
In the mighty name of Jesus, oh my head I command you don’t refuse the plan of God don’t re fuse the plan of God. Oh my head I command you in the mighty name of Jesus don’t refuse the plan of God. In Jesus mighty name we have pray.
Now joins your hands with your neighbour.
We are going to pray together because of the law of harvest, what you sow, you get back in hundred fold.
Lift your voice and talk to the Almighty God and say Father, help this my neighbour to fulfill his destiny; go ahead talk to the Almighty God: please Lord help these Your children to fulfill their destinies, help them Lord, help everyone of them to fulfill their destiny.
Almighty God help every one of them, in Jesus mighty name we have pray.
The Lord God Almighty, the One who know the end from the beginning, the One who arrange for you to be here tonight, will answer your prayers.
The One who saved my soul, Who called me to be your pastor, will grant your request, He will help you to fulfill your destiny, any evil in your future, He will cancel tonight, any storm heading your way He will divert.
Every opportunity that you have lost, beginning from today, He will restore, with His powerful Mighty Hand, He will uproot every destiny destroyer in your life, all those dreams all those beautiful dreams: dreams of greatness, dreams of success, dreams of abundance, shall be fulfilled in your life.
Every word of prophecy that have come in your direction in the Name that is above every other name shall be fulfill.
Divine health shall be your portion, victory shall be your portion, freedom shall be your portion, joy shall be your portion, promotion shall be your portion.
Beginning from today, even as He has spoken to you, you will be on the fast lane to destiny.
In that Name that’s above every other name, in the Name of the One who speaks and it is done, from today, every day, you will say things are getting better.
Your destiny shall not be truncated, every good thing that God has plan concerning your life shall come to pass, you will reach your goal, it will be well with you, you will not fail, you will not fall, you will not faulter.
God Himself will help you, so shall it be, in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.
Amen. If you receive that let me hear you shout halleluyah.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
5th of June, 2015
THAT YOU MAY HAVE LIFE
3rd of July, 2015
Thank You LORD.
Why don’t you just go ahead and worship the Almighty God.
Just praise His Holy Name, worship the King of kings, worship the Lord of lords.
Bless the Ancient of days, give Him glory give Him honour give Him adoration.
He is worthy to be praised, worthy to be adored worthy to be magnified.
There is no one like Him, He reigns forever more.
He is the Source of life, give Him glory give Him honour give Him adoration, thank Him that you are still alive today.
Bless His Holy Name, for all He has done for you thus far.
Give Him glory give Him honour give Him adoration.
Tell Him you love Him, tell Him you appreciate Him, praise Him for seeing you through the first half of this year, He’s worthy to be praised, He’s worthy.
Oh yes! He is worthy to be praised, worthy to be adored, worthy to be magnified.
There is no one like Him: the Ancient of the Days, the Unchangeable Lord, the God of the Beginning, the God of the End, the God of the in-between – praise Him!
He is worthy, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored.
He is worthy, He is worthy, oh! glory be to God
(Speaking in Tongue by the Holy Spirit).
You are worthy, blessed be Your Holy Name, blessed be Your Holy Name, blessed be Your Holy Name forever and ever.
Blessed be Your Holy Name.
Thank You Father, glory be to Your Holy Name, in Jesus mighty name we have worshiped.
Now lift your voices to Him and say, Father, during the second half of this year, let me harvest joy abundantly.
Let’s go ahead and talk to the Almighty God. During the second half of this year, let me harvest joy abundantly.
Let me harvest life abundantly, let me harvest miracles, signs, wonders abundantly.
Let the second half of this year be the one of glorious harvest for me: harvest of joy, harvest of peace, harvest of miracles, signs, wonders, harvest of life – abundant life.
Thank You Jesus, in Jesus mighty name we have pray.
Thy word is settled
In heaven it is settled
Thy word is settled
In heaven it is settled
For you shall know the truth
And the truth shall make you free
For God so love the world
He gave His only son
Thy word is settled
In heaven it is settled
Thy word is settled
In heaven it is settled
Oh! Thank You Father!
King of kings and Lord of lords, the Source of life, the Source of joy, the Source of strength, the Source of power, the Source miracles, the Source of blessings, we worship You; please accept our worship in Jesus Name.
You said in Your word, Your word that is forever settled, “that You have come that we may have life and have it more abundantly”,
Tonight, in our lives Father, fulfill Your word; give us life more abundantly.
Give us health, give us joy, give us peace, give us breakthrough.
Tonight, answer all our prayers.
Tonight, oh Lord, and at the end of it all, let Your name be glorified.
Father, we are praying for all Your children who are listening all over the world, today grant their request.
For every one of us, my Father and my God, let this be a night never to be forgotten.
As for Your partners, my Father and my God, like never before, this month, prosper them, take them to greater height, move them from glory to glory, move them from joy to joy.
Lord, I pray, by the time we finish tonight, every one of us will sing a new song.
Thank You my Father and my God, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen
Now let someone shout halleluyah.
Shake hand with one or two people and say, God will bless you mightily tonight. And then you may please be seated.
Several years ago, I think it was around 1976 or something.
I began to gather a little group of young boys and young girls together, as we are preparing for our first Christ Redeemers’ Congress.
And we called them Bible Study Leaders. You could call them kind of Sunday school teachers, only they don’t teach on Sundays alone, but when we go to the Congress, we break into small, small groups, and we do in-depth study of the word of God.
And those who help me teach during such a program we called them, Bible Study Leaders.
We were very few in those days. I think when we started we were thirty-three, members grow of course steadily, as the program became well known.
But then, in 1985, I had a discussion with a man of God who told me, (he has gone to be with Lord now, Pastor S. G. Elton, of blessed memory), by then, I have been General Overseer for couple of years.
And he said to me, “young man, I can see a great future for you and for your church, and for you to be able to handle what is coming, you are going to need some special disciples”,
And I said, ‘thank you sir, I will pray about it’.
He told me that in Ilesha, and as I was driving down from Ilesha to Lagos, I was praying over what he said, suddenly, God gave me the idea that I must start a school.
It won’t be a Bible College, but it will be something entirely different, and it will be called ‘School of Disciples’, where I will be able to pour everything that is within me into these people, teach them three basic subjects.
Subject number one – know your God. Because those who know their God shall be strong and they shall so exploits.
Subject number two – know your enemy. You cannot be an overcomer if you don’t know who your enemy is. And am telling you, when we began to study know your enemy, we learnt some new things.
And subject number three – weapons of our war-fare. You are not a Christian if you are not a disciple, because from the day you are born again you go into warfare.
Anybody who tells you that once you are born again, all your problems are over, is deceiving you, because the day you become born again, the Devil who had been holding you captive, will discover that this fellow has escaped and he will begin to pursue.
And the elders will tell you, it is right for the slave to escape and it is ok for the owner to pursue.
And the word of God states it clearly, very clearly that, your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking for whom he may devour.
That is life!
That is the truth of it and he succeeded in devouring some people, that is why you find out that some people started the Christian race they couldn’t complete it, because they do not know their enemy and they do not know how to fight.
So, we know our God, our Commander-in-chief, we will discover that once you are a Christian, you have been enrolled in the Army of Christ.
Because the word of God says clearly endure hardness like soldiers of Christ.
Our Commander-in-Chief, the Lord Jesus Christ, is not a civilian, He is the Lord of Host, He is the Greatest General, the Greatest Admirer, the Greatest Marshal and all of them combined.
And once upon a day, you are list in His army and He accept you, you will need to know how to fight, and He did not say run from the enemy, He said ‘resist the enemy and he will flew from you’.
Resist, not run.
In all the pieces of amour that God provided for you to put on, there is no piece for your back.
Because you are not to run from enemy, the devil like to see you run.
So when I hear of Christian who say he is running for witches and wizard I know he is not a disciple.
We are to cast out demons not run away from them, cast them out.
So, thirty years ago, we started the School of Disciples and I give glory to God that today the School of Disciples is all over the world.
Last month, we graduated hundreds of them in Canada, we graduated hundreds of them in America, and everywhere we go we graduated students from the
School of Disciples.
So, if you have not joined the School of Disciples, you haven’t even started the race, and if you joined even by the time you finished your year one, you will become a terror to the devil.
And I thought the school consistently for ten years personally: year one, year two and all the way to year ten.
Of course! As I went on, I began to recruit some of my student to become teachers, since I can’t be teaching ten classes at the same time, and it was a glorious time.
We will come here at night, we will study, go to the kitchen, prepared our own food, and eat mighty mountains of eba, in the night, and when we finished, then, we go right back to work, digging foundations, concrete at night, and in the morning, we cut grasses.
And you will be amazed the kind of people who are with us – Judges of Appeal courts, Professors, Traditional rulers, they joined the School of Disciples, because they wanted to know their God, they wanted to know their enemy and they wanted to know how to fight.
Today, by the grace of God, you can hadly find any one on the altar here, who has not passed through the
School of Disciples.
So am appealing to those of you who have not joined the School of Disciples you better enroll now, before it is too late, and the Lord will bless you as you do so.
And before I go on to the message for tonight, all the Disciples who are here: all of you who trained in the School of Disciples or those of you who are still in School of Disciples, if you are here, stand up on your feet, wherever you are, all over the world, listening to me, stand up on your feet too.
Disciples, let me here you shout halleluyah.
When I asked you to shout halleluyah – shout disciples halleluyah.
Am sure you know that one of our weapons of warfare is shouting halleluyah, because by so doing, you frighten the devil.
Disciples, shout halleluyah.
My Father and my God I want to thank You, and to thank You for these Your disciples. We want to thank You for opening the School of Disciples thirty years ago, I want to thank You for the grace we have experienced, I want to thank You for the prophecies thirty years ago that You have fulfilled in their own life time, I want to thank You Lord Almighty for the teachers who have taking over from me by keeping the school going, Father, accept my thanks in Jesus name.
Father, these are Your disciples, they know Who You are, they know You are the Almighty, they know You are the Lord of Host, they know You have never lost a war, Father, use them to do exploits for You in Jesus Name.
They know that they don’t have any other enemy other than the devil and their flesh, so my Father and my God, today, again, I pray, whatever is in their flesh that can hinder the flow of anointing – crucified today.
And I ask God Almighty like never before, when they command demons – they must obey instantly.
I pray God Almighty, whenever these Disciples arrive – miracles will arrive, deliverance will arrive, healing will arrive, salvation will arrive, joy will arrive, and in their own homes too let there be always shout of joy.
I pray that in Your kingdom, I will see all of them there. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.
Disciples, greater works… shout another halleluyah.
Congratulations. Happy anniversary.
Thank you for the gift you sent which I have not seen. If it is too small I will send it back. Glory be to God.
John chapter 10 verse 10…
And I want to thank Almighty God for my son who spoke before me, he did an excellent job, just like I expect from him.
He has made the job easy for me, as a matter of fact, when he started I said, hey! hey! this boy is going to finish my sermon before I preach it.
It is a dangerous thing to ask an Evangelist to preach before a Pastor, he created problems for the Pastor.
But, glory be to God, it doesn’t matter how much the son knows, the father still has something else to add.
But, thank God for great sons.
John chapter 10 verse 10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I Am come that they might have life and that they might have it, more abundantly”.
What is life?
There are some things in the world that you think you know how to define but you really don’t know.
If I say, what is distance?
You will say, distance is the gap between two points. I said okay.
So, what is gap?
Oh! Gap is a distance.
If I say, what is time?
You will say, oh! Time – that is what is measure in hours and minutes and seconds.
Am not saying how is time measured, I said, what is time?
But if you are very deep, you know real philosophy, and when I say, what is time? You will say, time is a fragment of eternity.
Then I say, what is eternity?
Oh! Eternity is time without end.
So, what is time? Time is the fragment of time without end.
Suddenly, you will discover you can’t define some of the things that you think you can define.
The same goes for life.
When I say, what is life?
Life is living.
So, what is living?
Living is being alive.
So, in higher mathematics or higher philosophy, when you come across something you cannot define, you will go around it, by defining it by what it is not.
For example, you can say, life is the opposite of death – that’s easy, and that’s correct, because death is easy to define.
What is death?
Death is permanent separation from people, places and things – that is death.
Then you know the word permanent, because when you travel, you are separated from the people you left behind, you are separated from your home, you are separated from your bed – temporarily, because you will come back.
But when you are dead, the separation is permanent.
So, what is life?
Life is the opposite of death.
And so, that is going to help us tonight to understand what we are about to say.
And I want to appeal to you to pay serious attention tonight. This is the second times ever that I have made such an appeal because all night are special.
But I remembered, several years ago, I gave a lecture on curses and blessings, that night, I appealed to everybody to pay special attention.
Tonight please pay special attention.
What are you to do tonight? PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION!!!
Since life is the opposite of death, to understand life you need to know the direct associates of death:
those things that are associated with death so that when you have life those things that are associated with death will be absent from you.
Sorrow. Sorrow is a direct associate of death.
In Mark chapter 5 verse 38, by the time Jesus got to Jairus house whose daughter has just died, there was a lot of weeping. Sorrow is an associate of death.
And that is why, when Jesus comes into your life, what He wanted to say to you first is, ‘weep not’.
In Luke chapter 7 verse 11 to 15, when He saw a widow going to bury her son, and everybody was weeping, He said, “weep not”.
So, when Jesus said ‘I have come, so that you will have life, you can take it straight away from Me, if you can allow Me to come into your life, I will dry your tears’
because sorrow is linked to death, it follows that joy is linked to life.
That is why He said in John 16 verse 24, ask, till your joy be full.
Another direct associate of death is:
Loss. When somebody dies, you lose him, invariably, he/she is gone.
In Mark chapter 5 that I was referring to, verse 20 to 24, Jairus had only one daughter, her death means loss of heritage, loss of somebody to continue in the land.
In John 11 verse 39, when Lazarus died, the sisters were heartbroken, because he was their only brother, and now, it looked as if he was gone forever.
Loss is associated with death, restoration is associated with life – because restoration is the opposite of loss.
So, Job chapter 2 verse 25 to 27, God promised that He will restore.
So, if there is anyone who has lost something that the enemy has stolen from him, in the Name of the One who have come to give life there shall be restoration. Amen
Another thing that is a direct associate of death is
In Luke chapter 7 verse 11 to 15, the reason the Widow was so sad, that she lost her only son, was because there would be nobody to stay with her in the house:
Her husband was dead, the only son, now also dead. Thank God for a solution.
Some years ago, one of my professors, when I was a Lecturer, small lecturer at the University of Lagos, lost his wife, and he was a strong man, nobody ever thought he could shed a tear, and then he began to weep like a baby.
First day, second day, third day,
So, the children became alarmed and they sent for me because they knew we are associates.
And I rushed down there, I said daddy, I understand you’re weeping – the fellow you have been together for so long, was no longer there, I understand.
And he said, “thank you, I know you understand”.
In the name that is above every other name, everything that is causing you loneliness God will take it away.
That is what Jesus is saying in Hebrew 13 verse 5, He said ‘I will never leave you, I will never forsake you’.
When Jesus is by your side, loneliness is removed. It becomes as separable from you, as your shadow
Psalm 121 verse 5, the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
And apart from the associate of death, because we need to understand life is opposite of death.
Apart from the associates of death – sorrow, loss, loneliness, we haveagents of death/messengers of death.
Why do people get worried if somebody becomes sick? It is because sickness can lead to death.
2King chapter 13 verse 14, it said Elisha was sick whereby he died.
Sickness can lead to death: it is an agent of death.
That is while it was said about Jesus in Exodus 15 verse 26, He said, I Am the God that healeth thee.
Sickness is the opposite of healing. Sickness is an agent of death, healing is an agent of life.
And He can heal anyone.
Mark chapter 5 verse 25 to 34, tells us about the woman with the issue of blood, she walked from Doctor to Doctors up till she came to Jesus Christ and she got her healing.
I Have good news for us those of us who are here in particular, my Daddy told me in the prayer room, He is going to concentrate on healing here tonight.
Oh thank You Father. May be He is waiting for me to announce it, He said there is someone here that your pain started between your shoulder blades, from the back of your neck between the shoulder blades, it started and began to spread downwards till now, it has almost become unbearable, He said may be you didn’t noticed, but it is already gone.
Thank You Father. The Lord said there is someone here, He said, the Doctors called it pneumonia, but they have done all they could and the pneumonia refused to go, Daddy asked me to tell you, it is already gone tonight.
Sickness is an agent of death.
Some of you have heard the testimony again and again of one of my children that has terminal cancer in Britain.
And the Doctors called the parents; ‘sir, if you want your son to sees his native land again, take him home now, because he has, at most, two weeks to leave’.
Some of you have heard the testimony, that was way back in 1983,
And then somebody said, ‘take him to the Camp they will pray for him’ and they brought him, and when I take a look at him, even my faith shook.
But because I am the General Overseer, I had to pretend – there is no problem God will take care, thank God He took care.
I saw him in London two months ago, still as healthy as ever. They told him two weeks in 1983, today, more than thirty years later, he is still healthy still strong.
They told him because hypnotherapy that he shouldn’t bother to marry, he went ahead and married and has his own child – glory be to God forever more.
AndI stand here on behalf of my Father in heaven to say that every sickness, every disease; every agent of death in your body will disappear tonight.
Believe it or not, another agent of death is
You said no, no that can’t be.
Well! In 1King chapter 17 verse 10 to 12, the widow of Zarephath said to Elijah, we have only one meal left for me to eat with my son and die.
Oh! some of us think you are poor, you are not poor at all –
In the mighty name of Jesus you will never know poverty. I repeat that again, In the mighty name of Jesus you will never know poverty. Amen
Several years ago, I went to a nation, I won’t mention the name, because now, they are listening to me all over the world.
And when you get to the nation, my host said, I want to show you something, kilometers upon kilometers of burial grounds/grave yards.
They buried those who died in the Second World War there.
And over each slam, there is a little tent, they said those who are so poor and they have nowhere to stay are living in the cemetery, and they called the place,
City of the Dead.
And these people, every day, they go out: father, mother, children, they go to refuse dumps, to go and search for grain of rice, and bones people have thrown away.
I pray for you one more time, you will never know poverty.
In2king chapter 6 verse 26 to 29, it was a famine that went really bad in Samarian, two women living together reached an agreement: both of them had a son, ‘you kill your son today and we eat him, and tomorrow we will kill my son and we shall eat him’.
So, one day they killed the son of one woman they ate the son.
Now, tell me, what killed that boy, if it is not poverty?.
The second day, the other woman turned to the other woman and said, ‘let us kill your son’,
Ha! No oooh! She has gone to hide her son.
The woman who fell cheated, ran to the king, that was how it was recorded.
That can’t happen in Nigeria? Think again.
Couple of years ago, they arrested a woman for selling her son and she said, ‘you can do whatever you like with me, but, hear my story first’.
We are dying of hunger, the reason I sold him is at least whoever is buying my son will feed him; I have nothing to feed him”.
What of the money you collected?
It will keep me alive”.
And then, if you read in the newspaper that there was a riot in an institution, on naira land.
Because a student went to an hospital and they wouldn’t treat him because there was no money to pay deposit in Nigeria, so the boy died, because there was no money to pay deposit.
Poverty is an agent of death.
And I decree in the Name that is above every other name, poverty will leave you alone.
That is why the One who have come that you may have life, said about Himself in Philippians 4 verse 19, ‘but my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus’.
Another agent of death is
When a man has hope, no matter how little, it keeps him/her alive, if there is a hope, there is life.
And that is what is keeping many people going “that your tomorrow may be alright, you never can tell help may come”.
But when a man has lost all hope, it yields to death.
In John chapter 5 verse 2 to 9, the Bible tells us about a man who was at the pool of Bethesda for thirty-eight years, waiting for an opportunity to get into the pool first, after an angel who came once a year, to trouble the pool.
Thirty eight years, that was how long he had been sick, but he came to life. Okay, he had hope, that one day will be one day.
Fortunately for him, the day came, Jesus walked to him and gave him healing.
I don’t know for how long you have been coming to Holy Ghost night, but tonight is the night Jesus will visit you. Amen
In 1King chapter 19 verse 1 to 4, when Elijah, champion, great champion of God, when he thought he had brought revival to his nation, everybody was bowing down, saying, Jehovah is LORD, and he came down to discover that Jesebel the wife of the king had not changed at all.
In fact, she wanted to kill him; he concluded that, there was no hope.
What was it, that he said to God?
Please kill me any day”.
When a man loses hope, he could even commit suicide to kill himself.
Thank God for Jesus Christ. Ephesians 1 verse 27 say ‘Christ in you, the hope of Glory’.
As long as you have Jesus Christ, there is hope.
I was talking with one of my sons some days ago, and he said, it was the news, just the news that his sister had cancer, was what killed her, not the sickness.
There was no sign of sickness yet, nor of any trouble, but she heard that she had cancer, weeks later, she was died.
Because somehow she just felt there was no hope.
But there is a hope for the hopeless, His Name is Jesus – you will never be hopeless in life. Amen
I have told you the story of my uncle before.
Things got bad, really really bad for him, so bad that he was taking the ‘rapa’ of his wife to make the ‘buba and soro’, things were bad.
One day he decided, death is better than shame.
So he made up his mind he was going to commit suicide.
He decided he will go to church first, that he will sing, he will dance like never before, that everybody will notice him, and then, he will come home and commit suicide.
And everybody will say, ‘but will saw him in church’, he said, he will attend his own funeral.
But as the Preacher was preaching, he heard a word; and you will hear a word tonight,
The Preacher said, when Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego was going into the fiery furnace, they did not know how God will deliver them – they did not know how but God did it.
He said, ‘I don’t know how God will deliver me from my present situation, but I refused to die.
If He did it for Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, He will do it for me, he refused to die.
The day he was sharing his testimony, he had just bought fourteen cars in a day, because, hope came, prevented him from dying and brought him to his prosperity.
So, if you are here tonight you are already considering dying, don’t die, tomorrow will be alright. I saytomorrow will be alright. Amen
Turn to your neighbour and smile, say, my tomorrow will be alright.
Thank You Father. Daddy says there are some people here battling with dizziness, you can’t walk a long distance before you begin to feel dizzy, you can’t do any heavy job before you begin to feel dizzy and some of you had even almost fainted but the Lord asked me to tell you, don’t worry that is over now.
So, when we talk about life, the kind of life Jesus was talking about is Abundant Life.
It means much more than words.
Some people think when we say that a fellow has abundant life, it is not because he has a big house, car or that the children have bicycle and so on – no no no.
Abundant life means much more than words.
Luke 12 verse 15, says that ‘a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of what he has’.
There are people who are rich financially but if you get close to them, you will say I don’t want this kind of life – I know one or two, they are not here tonight, no problem, I have told you this story before.
I spent a night with a friend of mine – a very rich man.
It was time for breakfast, he asked me to wait for breakfast, and I said no problem.
And it took him thirty minutes to decide what he will eat.
The Cook said, what do you want?
Baking, sausage, fish, chicken, this, that, and he struggled and struggled and finally he decided he will eat bread and egg.
By then, it was about twenty-five minutes since it started ‘permutating and combinating’.
And then the Cook said okay, how do you want the egg? Scrambled, fried, boiled or this or that?
Finally he said boiled.
Okay. How do want the egg to be boiled? Half boiled, medium boiled, rear boiled?
He said medium.
And the Cook said medium boiled or medium reared?
And he said medium reared.
And I was seating there, hungry.
Finally, the Cook turned to me and said, ‘Sir, what do you want me…?
I said anything you have, just put it on the table.
He said rice?
I said, sir, I will eat, just put it on the table.
I don’t have money, but I have appetite, I can eat anything. Anything you don’t want me to eat don’t put it on my table.
Those of you who have appetite, who can eat, let me hear you shout halleluyah.
Life, real abundant life, include
Nehemiah chapter 8 verse 10 says ‘the joy of the Lord is your strength’, and it is Jesus who gives joy. Psalm 16 verse 11, in His presence there is fullness of joy.
Good health is part and parcel of abundant life.
Deuteronomy 34 verse 7 tells us that Moses at 120 years was strong, vibrant, that man was still ready to marry a new wife. Good health.
Companionshipis part of what abundant life is made up of.
Ecclesiastics chapter 4 verse 9 to 12 says, two are better than one.
No matter how much money you have, if you are lonely, you are lonely.
Some people have all the money in the world but they don’t even have anybody to share their life time with. If you discover something funny, almost immediately you look for someone to share it with: companionship is part of what makes up abundant life.
Glorious hope is part of abundant life.
Roman chapter 5 verse 5 say ‘hope maketh not ashamed’.
Ecclesiastes chapter 9 verse 4, says ‘a living dog is better than a died lion’. When there is hope that is part of life. That is why we say, ‘when there is life there is hope’ – they go together.
Thank You my Lord! This is a big one, the Lord says there is someone here the Doctor has queried enlarged heart, He asked me to tell you, go for another test you have a brand new heart.
Thank You Father! the Lord said there is someone here too, they said that it is very little they can do with your liver as it is, my Daddy asked me to tell you, He has given you a brand new one.
So, when we talk of abundant life, so many things are involved.
Good sleep for example – ability to lie down and sleep, that is part of life, abundant life.
I told you about a man who came to us several years ago and said, he has fourteen houses, but in spite of all, the sleep dose that am given, I cannot sleep more than one hour a day, he said Pastor, ‘if you pray for me, I will be healed’.
Heal me and take the fourteen houses.
I said thank you Sir. I will pray for you, Jesus will heal you for free.
I don’t want your fourteen houses because I want to continue to be able to sleep.
I can sleep standing up and I know that there are one or two people like that here.
Many at times when you knee down to pray, nobody will wakes you up it may be till tomorrow morning – am I telling the truth?
If you have the ability to sleep, let me here you shout halleluyah.
You see, there are some things money cannot buy, some things that are precious, far, far more precious than money.
And then, like my son who spoke before me said, whether or not to have life, is a matter of choice, and I heard him quoting Deuteronomy chapter 30 verse 19, when the Almighty God said ‘i am placing before you blessings and curses, life and death’, but I advise you to choice life – So you have a choice.
If you want to choose life, listen carefully in addition to the various things he had told you about.
Read Psalm 34 verse 12 says ‘there are conditions you must fulfill’; it says any man who desire life, who live many days, who want to feel good: (now take note of those statements), because one could live long and live in sorrow- that is no life, one could live long and live in pain- that is no life, one could live long and barely survive – that is no life, no life at all.
If you want to live long, and desire that those days will be good ones, He says there are certain things you must do.
Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking guise.
The word of God is saying your mouth can decide whether you live abundant life or not.
Proverb chapter 18 verse 21, it says ‘death and life are in the power of the tongue’.
The elders will tell you, they said “it is the mouth of the one who is coughing that he uses to invite death”. When he coughs once, twice, he look as if this cough is going to kill.
I pray for every one of you here today, your mouth will not kill you.
Next thing you are asked to do is
Depart from evil.
Proverb chapter 10 verse 27 says ‘the days of the wicked shall be shortened’.
And the Almighty God has appointed to every man days, certain number of days.
But when He discovers that you are wicked, you refuse to repent, you refuse to do the will of God, He said, those days can be shortened.
He went on to say not only must you depart from evil, He says
You must do good.
Proverbs 11 verse 8, share the law of restitution, and it says, ‘the righteous is delivered out of trouble, the wicked cometh instead’.
In order words, if death is about to swallow a good man, God will say no, no, no, that is a good man, death you can’t kill him, leave him alone, I will give you somebody else to kill.
You said where did I find that in the Bible? I can give you several examples.
Daniel chapter 6, read the whole chapter.
In Daniel chapter 6, some people conspired against Daniel, an innocent servant of the Most High God.
So they got him thrown into the den of lions, the lions saw him coming and say, ‘hey, here comes food’,
and God said, ‘no, you are not going to eat this one’.
‘But God, you are the One that made us to eat flesh’, God said, ‘wait, tomorrow you’ll have plenty of food’.
After one night they brought out Daniel alive. And the king said those who conspired against Daniel will go down and find out what happen to my lions, but before they reach the bottom of the pit, the lions finished them.
The righteous is delivered out of trouble, the wicked cometh instead’.
That is one of the major reasons you must not wast time to win every member of your family to Jesus Christ, otherwise, when God is looking for a substitution for a righteous man, it will not be you – ‘the righteous is deliver out of trouble but the wicked, cometh instead’.
What is the next thing you have to do if you want to live long, He said
You must seek peace and pursue it.That is because, it is the law of harvest. Galatians 6 verse 7…
Thank You Father! the Lord says, there is someone here, when the sickness started, you were seeing traces of blood in your urine, now you are urinating blood, He asked me to tell you, you can go to the toilet now and check, the bleeding has stopped.
Galatian 6 verse 7, the law of harvest, ‘whatever you sow that is what you are going to reap’.
If you seek peace, peace will follow you. You pursue peace, peace will pursue you.
And the other conditions for you to have life and have it more abundantlywill be as follows:
Deuteronomy 30 verse 20, said ‘God is your life; love Him for He is your life’.
Proverb 8 verse 36, the first time I read that passage it shook me, God said in His word, He said, ‘those who hate me love death’.
If you love God, you love life. You hate God, you love death.
Love God, and the brother who took the offering said something, I don’t know if you listen, he said, one of the ways to demonstrate how much you love God is by how much you give to Him.
Love is demonstrated by giving: for God so love the world, He gave. That woman sacrificed her precious ointment because she loved God. You want to live long? – love God.
Another thing that will help you to live long is
Proverb chapter 10 verse 37…
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He says, you can’t really call it headache, it is as if it is sharp pain in your head – sharp, hot, painful in the head, and the Lord said, it is gone now and it won’t come back.
…Proverb 10 verse 37 says ‘the fear of God prolongeth days’.
Just a minute or two ago, I said the days can be shortened, the days of the wicked shall be shortened, the days of who fear God can be lengthened.
Love Him, fear Him; obey Him, that is another one.
Proverb chapter 3 verses I and 2 says ‘if you will obey God, it will add to you length of days, long life, and peace’.
Obey Him, it will add to you length of days, long life and peace.
Next thing you must do, this is very important if you want to live long, you want abundant life, is that
You must beware of curses: Stay away from actions that can attract curses.
Human curses can kill.
Number 22 verse 1 to 6, a king called Balak, saw the children of Israel that they are many, he said, ‘how am I going to defeat these people?’,
So, he went to look for a man called Balam and said ‘please come: pronounce a curse on these people, and then I will be able to destroy them’. 2King chapter 5 verse 20 to 27…
Oh! Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here tonight He said, I have heard your cry I will be merciful.
Thank You Father! He says there is someone here tonight, He said, they called you a loser, I will make you a winner.
…In 2King chapter 5 verse 20 to 27, you see how quickly a curse can bring death.
A man called Gehazi lied against a man of God and the man of God pronounced a curse on him- and said, ‘the leprosy of Naaman shall cleave unto thee and unto thy seed forever’- immediately, that man became a leper and in those days leprosy was incurable, that means his days were numbered.
There is a story in Genesis 31 from verse 25 to 34. Laban was pursuing Jacob; he said, ‘you are running away, why have you taken my idols with you?’
Jacob said, what do I need your idol’s for?.
If you find your idol with anybody in my company, let that fellow die, but Jacob didn’t know that Rachel was sitting on the idol.
So, they searched the whole place, they couldn’t find the idol, Rachel told the father, ‘please, I didn’t stand for you because my monthly period has come, that was while am not standing’;
So they didn’t see her sitting on the idol but because the curse had fell from the husband’s mouth, by the time you get to Genesis 35 verse 16 to 19, Rachel died.
That is while am appealing to all husbands whatever the offense of your wife, don’t curse her because curse can kill.
In Act chapter 5 verse 1 to 11…
Ha! I think I can say amen to this one before I tell you. Almighty God says, there is someone here tonight, He says, it doesn’t matter how you feel now, I am still on your side.
Act chapter 5 verse 1 to 11, Ananias and Sapphira lied to a man of God, he pronounced a curse on them and they all died the same day.
Beware of curses.
And of course if the curse of a man can have so much power, how much more a curse from God.
Mark 11 from verse 12 to 14 and 20 to 21, Jesus curse a fig tree, the tree died over night.
Run away from the curse of God, that is while Malachi chapter 3 verse 8 to 11 is very important, don’t rob God- don’t rob Him of His tithe, don’t rob Him of His offering so that the curse will not be upon you.
It’s a dangerous thing to be under the curse of God. Avoid curses.
Thank You Father! The Lord says, your home has suddenly become a battle ground, He asked me to tell you, He will show that He is the Lord of Host and restore peace to your home.
Thank You Father! The Lord asked me to tell a story, some of you have heard it before, some of you who were here when it happened. An America came to greet us several years ago when we were very small, and we were all very poor, and as he was preaching like the Americans do, he just came down from the pulpit and stood in front of one young man and said, thus saith the Lord: if you will serve Me, I will make you a million, and he said amen, and he went straight back to the altar and continue preaching;
Am telling you we were all envious, how did he prophesy to one man, what about me; and within 6 months the young man has become a millionaire –
I mean miraculously. Before you knew what was happening he had moved out of one room in Mushin, where himself and wife and five children were living to a flat, bought a new car for himself for his wife –
I mean the money was just flowing, but then we didn’t see him in church anymore, and we try to follow up, and he said oh! No, no, no, it is business now, today am in there, tomorrow an in Switzerland, ha ha!
But God said “if you will serve Me, I will make you a millionaire” – I would have served your God; its just that my business partners find it easier to attend to me at weekends.
And then, one day I heard that he had a heart attack. Young man, so I send people to pray for him, they prayed for him. I said,
“tell him when he gets better he should come and see me” and he came.
When I asked questions he told me he lost a contract worth hundreds of millions of naira.
In those days, when you can buy a Mercedes car for twelve thousand naira, so you will know what hundreds of millions would mean, that was why he had the heart attack.
I told him God said “if you will serve Me, I will make you a millionaire”,
Turn back to God and all will still be well.
The Lord ask me to tell you that story, there is someone here tonight God ask me to tell you, your level is about to change, please don’t forget God.
Do I hear amen now?Aaaaaameeeeen
Now you want to live long. You want to enjoy abundant life?
When the Lord saved your soul, it is so that you too will save others to the saving knowing of Jesus Christ.
God hates barrenness, Luke 13 verse 6 to 7, the Lord tells us a story of a man who has a vineyard.
He visited the vineyard and saw a tree there, big, full of leaves but no fruits, he said to the guard man, ‘cut it down, why cumbereth the ground’.
When He visits your church, and sees you there – big man, big woman, dancing, jumping up and down and He says, how many souls have you brought to Me, you have to give your answer.
John 15 verses 1 and 2, He say “I Am the Vine, my Father is the Husbandman; I Am the Vine, you are the branches.
Any branch in Me that beareth fruit He purgeth so that he can bring forth more fruits.
Any branch in Me that beareth not fruit He will cast it away”.
If you are not a soul winner, it means you love death rather than life.
I was talking to a 90 years old man, not too long ago: 90 – still healthy, strong, you shake his hand you think you are shaking the hand of a twenty something year old man.
I said, ‘sir, what is the secret of your health and strength?’ He said, I am a soul winner.
Every Sunday, I bring somebody new to church, every Sunday: every Sunday somebody new.
And in last week I had of somebody who in one week won fifty nine people to church – fifty nine! One week! One man!
And there are some of us since the year began we have not brought a single soul to Jesus Christ; God is not going to tolerate fruitlessness for long.
And then, the next thing my son had already mention
Honour your parents.
Exodus chapter 20 verse 12, ‘honour your father and your mother, that your days might be long’.
Why must you honour your parents? It is because of the law of harvest: if you honour your parents, you will live long to become a parent.
If you honour your parent, you won’t die young, so that you can become a parent, so that your children can honour you – the law of harvest.
No matter how bad you think your parents are, they are the one who took care of you before you became anybody.
Have you forgotten those days when you are absolutely helpless?
Have you forgotten those days all you could tell them you have a problem is cry because you couldn’t talk yet?
Have you forgotten those days when they didn’t sleep because you are not sleeping?
Honour your parents that you may live long.
The blessing of your parents will take you far.
I have told you before, I said am where I am today by the grace of God, and the blessing of my mother.
I told you any time I did something that pleased her, when I was young, she had only one prayer for me, but she will say it in Yoruba because she couldn’t speak English, so she couldn’t pronounced, Enoch very well,
Enoku’ wa pe enikan, eniyan igba ada’elohun” (you call one fellow, two hundred will answer),
I didn’t understand what that meant but today you see the fulfilment of her prayers.
Honour your parents biological.
Then, Honour parent spiritual.
God was speaking in Malachi chapter 1 verse 6, He says ‘if have been your father where is my honour?’
God except us to honour our spiritual parents.
I have told you before when your spiritual parent told you, you are blessed – it means you are blessed.
I have said it before, many a times, I say it on credits, no that one day you will wake up and I say God bless you.
But, blessings don’t come free. No no no, Isaac said to Esau, go and get me the kind of food I like that I may be able to bless you from the bottom of my heart.
While Esau was gone, Jacob came in, gave papa good food, papa poured the blessing on Jacob;
Jacob walked out, Esau came in, and papa said ha ha my stomach is already full, have already poured out the blessings.
Don’t you have anyone left?
Well, I have already made him your lord, I can’t change that.
Blessings from your parent can prolong your life but blessings don’t come for nothing – honour your parents.
I told you the story of two boys, two young men who saw me in Heathrow years ago, carrying two heavy luggage, because there was not enough money to pay for excess luggage,
I packed all the heavy things, the books into the hand luggage because they wouldn’t weigh those ones.
I was sweating carrying them, and then, I met two of my sons – ‘ha, good morning daddy good morning daddy’,
I said good morning to the first one.
The second one rushed to me, ‘oh, let me help you carry your luggage’,
I said, God bless you.
The first one turned to me and said, ‘daddy, you didn’t say ‘God bless you to me’,
I said for what?.
You said good morning, I said good morning; this one honoured me, so I said, ‘God bless you’.
I will do it on credit again tonight to those of you who are my children – God bless you.
Honour God. He is the Father of all fathers. That is what He said in Proverb chapter 3 verse 9 to 10, He says honour Me with your first fruit. God doesn’t need your money, He needs honour.
And then finally,
Be Holy. Am sure you know that is where I will end.
Thank You Father! Two weeks ago, we were in Canada for our convention, and we have testimony time,
One of the greatest testimonies I have heard in my life, and God is asking me to share the testimony with you because He wants to do something for someone.
A lady stepped forward and said she was born without ovaries and her Fallopian tube were not properly formed, which means there is absolutely no way she could have a child.
So, she said then we came for one program in Canada, my wife and I, and when we finished everybody was struggling to sit on my chair and she decided am not going to sit on Daddy’s chair, am going to his wife chair.
She said she got to my wife chair and said to God, Daddy just said to us that you have spare parts in heaven, even if you don’t have my own spare parts, give me the ovary of the woman who sat here, give me her Fallopian tube, she doesn’t need them anymore.
And God answered her because she stood before us with two beautiful children.
So, the Lord asked me to tell some here tonight, tonight, you are getting brand new Fallopian tube.
Ha! Thank You Father. I can hear a song, and is coming from a home of someone, and I want to sing the song to you, is an old song,
Singing praise to the Lord
Singing praise to the Lord
Singing praise to the Lord
Singing praise to the Lord
Thus saith the Lord, before the end of this month that song is coming from the home of someone.
Oh! Thank You my Father.
Roman chapter 6 verse 23, says ‘the wages of sin is death’.
So, if you don’t want to die, stay away from sin.
If anyone tells you that once you are born again you can continue in sin, that fellow wants to kill you.
The wages of sin is death and the word of the Lord is forever settled; and you know what?
All sins are bad but one of the most dangerous of all sins is the sin of adultery.
1Corithians chapter 3 verse 6 to 7, the Almighty God says ‘when you are born again, you become the temple of God, the Spirit of God now dwells in you’.
And He says ‘if you defile the temple of God, God will destroy you’ – stay away from adultery, stay away from fornication, keep the temple of the Almighty God pure so that you may live long.
I close as my son told you, in Jesus is life.
If you abide in Him, His life will abide in you: you will be fruitful, you will be joyful, you will be successful.
So, those of you who are not yet in Christ, those of you who have not yet surrendered your life to Jesus, I appeal to you, come to Him tonight, in Him is life.
So, am going to count from one to fifteen, because I can see some of you very far away, and if you are far away start coming straight away: if you want to give your life to Jesus come now – in Him is life.
Am counting, one, two, three, four, five, six…
And as you come, keep praying, ask Jesus for mercy to save your soul,
…Seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen…
Now those of you who are already at the front and those of you who are on the way, cry to Jesus – I prefer life, I don’t want death, please save my soul, forgive all my sins, and I will serve You for the rest of my life.
And the rest of us let us stretch our hands towards these people and intercede for them.
Let us pray that the Almighty God who saved our souls will save their souls also.
Intercede for them brethren, intercede for each and every one of them; and those of you who are still on the way keep coming, don’t stop and pray as you come – that Jesus should have mercy on you, to forgive all your sins, save your soul and promise Him you will serve Him for the rest of your life.
Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.
In a minute or so, and I will be praying for your salvation in a moment.
Anyone who wants to come, and you are still on the way keep coming, just make sure you get here before I finish praying.
And let us intercede for these people brethren, that God should save their souls, forgive all their sins, give them genuine salvation tonight.
Pray that God will give them a brand new beginning, intercede for them please.
Those of you on the way, hurry up, hurry up, we are still waiting for some of you, come quickly,
Thank You Father, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Saviour, I want to thank You for Your word, I want to thank You very very well for these Your children that have come forward to surrendered their life to You.
Please, on their behalf accept my thanks in Jesus’ Name.
Father, remember Your promises, that ‘whosoever will come unto You, You will in no wise cast out’,
They have come to You now, Father, please receive them in Jesus’ Name.
Let Your blood wipe away their sins in Jesus’ Name.
Save their souls, write their names in the Book of Life and don’t let them go back into the world of sin in Jesus’ Name.
As from tonight onward, anytime they call on You, please answer them by fire.
And I pray Lord Almighty, in Your kingdom they will not be found missing- in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.
Now I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward tonight, I promise you by the grace of God, I will be praying for you.
So, am going to need you names, your address and your prayer request. So, if you turn left, you will see a man with a with cardboard, please follow him, he will take you to where some Pastors are waiting, they will collect the information I need and they will bring you back very quickly.
God bless you, you can begin to go now.
Let us give God a big round of applause as they begin to go. Give God a big big round of applause as they begin to go. Amen.
May be You want to write down the following prayer points; even if someone is dead you will knows that God is here tonight and He is going to answer your prayers.
You want to praise Him for bringing you here tonight and for tuning in, those of you who are in other nations of the world. Praise Him for making you partakers of tonight.
Say Father, please keep away from my family every form of death. That is, physical death, financial death, marital death, mental death, spiritual death; just keep away from my family every form of death.
Father, if I have done anything to deserve Your curse, please forgive me and help me to destitute all my ways.
Father, help me to be fruitful particularly in soul winning.
Father, please help me to be holy.
Father, I choose life, help me to love You more and obey You totally.
Father, breathe life, Your life, into me, into my finances, into my home and into Your Church.
And then, if there is anything you want to add on your own, you can add it.
So, am going to give you some 30 minutes to pray. And as usual, you can pray standing, you can pray on your knees, just go ahead and talk to the Almighty God.
Thank You Father. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Now, I want you to join your hand with your neighbour and say, Father, banish death from the home of my neighbour. Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Banish death from the home of all Your children. Thank You Father; in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Still with your hands joined, I want you to pray for our youth and say, Father, Keep death away from our youth. Go ahead talk to the Almighty.
Thank You Father. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
And finally, with all your heart, you say Father, this Your child that am holding from now on let him enjoy abundant life. Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Thank You Father. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The Almighty God Himself will answer your prayers.
Because life is the opposite of death, death will stay away from you, death will stay away from your home. Anyone that is precious to You, death will see them and run.
Because sorrow is an associate of death, in the Name that is above every other name you will not know sorrow again.
Because loss is an associate of death for the rest of your life you will not suffer a loss.
Because loneliness is an associate of death you will never know loneliness again.
Because sickness and disease are agents of death from today onward you will enjoy divine health.
Because poverty is an agent of death, in the Name that is above every other name poverty will stay away from you.
Because hopelessness is an agent of death, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ from today onward your song will be, hope rising
The grace to be fruitful particularly in soul winning receive it right now in Jesus’ Name.
The grace to love God, to obey Him completely because He is your life, receive it right now in Jesus’ Name.
Everything you have done to deserve the curse of God, be forgiven right now in Jesus’ Name.
The grace to restitute your ways so that you will be doing the will of God, from now on, receive right now in Jesus’ Name.
The grace to honour your parents – biological, spiritual, and God Himself receives right now in Jesus’ Name.
The Almighty God will breathe life into you, He will breathe life into your business, He will breathe life into your marriage, He will breathe life into your home, and He will breathe life into your churches.
From this hour onward, you will begin to enjoy abundant life.
He will answer your prayers and your joy will overflow.
So shall it be, and you will serve the Lord –
in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.
If you receive that let me hear you shout halleluyah.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
THE ALL SUFFICIENT GOD
14th of August, 2015
August Holy Ghost Service
Friday, August 7th 2015
Theme: The All Sufficient God
By: Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Lift your hands to the Most High God and bless His Holy name.
Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration
Bless His Holy name, bless the King of kings, bless the Lord of lords, bless the Ancient of days.
Give Him all glory, give Him all honour, bless Him.
He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, magnify His Holy name, magnify His Holy name, magnify His Holy name.
In Jesus mighty name we have worshiped.
Lift your voice to Him and say, Father, don’t let me go away empty handed tonight. Go ahead talk to the Almighty. Don’t let me go away empty handed tonight.
Please my Father and my God, don’t let me go away empty handed, don’t let me go away empty handed, please Lord let me meet with You tonight, don’t let me go away empty handed, don’t let me go away empty handed.
Thank You Father, thank You Saviour, blessed be Your holy name, thank You Lord.
You are the Mighty God
The Great I am
You are the Mighty God
The Great I am
You are the Mighty God
The Great I am
You are the Mighty God
The Great I am
Father Almighty we bless Your name.
Ancient of days we magnify Your Holy name.
Unchangeable Lord we worship You.
Thank You Father!
Daddy says there is someone here tonight, your cry is that ‘God will remember you’. Daddy asks me to tell you, I will remember you tonight.
King of kings and Lord of lords, Lord of host, the Lord strong and mighty , Lord mighty in battle we worship You, accept our worship in Jesus’ Name.
Please remember all of us tonight.
Fight our battles for us.
Do something great in all our lives.
Even before the sun rises tomorrow give us a mighty testimonies.
Thank You for everything Lord.
Just glorify Yourself tonight.
In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed.
Now, let someone shout halleluyah.
Shake hands with one or two people, and prophesy to them that ‘God will remember you tonight’.
And then you may please be seated.
Let us open our Bible to Genesis chapter 17 verse 1.
Genesis chapter 17 verse 1.
If you have opened your Bible let me hear you say ‘amen’.
If you have not opened your own say ‘wait for me’.
Ha! Alright open your Bible to Genesis chapter 17 verse 1.
Let somebody shout halleluyah.
“And when Abraham was ninety years old and nine the Lord appeared to Abraham and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before Me and be thou perfect”.
God said to Abraham, He said I Am Jehovah El – shaddai, the God who is more than enough, the All Sufficient God.
That All Sufficient God is here tonight, He has demonstrated His power, if you will obey Him, He will solve all your problem tonight.
Do I hear your amen loud and clear?
He is sufficient for all our needs.
That is while the Bible says ‘the just shall live by faith’.
He is sufficient for our physical needs.
Like I told you on Wednesday, He is the God of all flesh.
Jeremiah 32 verse 27, says “He is the God of all flesh and there is nothing too hard for Him”.
If only you will believe, He will surprise you tonight.
I will tell you a story of faith that can produced the miraculous.
There was this young man, a teenager, and he has a blood condition that is called “ss”, had been sick all the days of his life.
Then, one Sunday he said he wanted to give a testimony, and they said yes!
What is your testimony?
He said, “I had that Daddy G.O. is coming to this church this next coming Sunday”.
I want to testify, that, “I will be healed on that Sunday”.
Somebody phone me to tell – “this young man gave this testimony”.
And I was praying, God, let me meet this young man.
As God will have it, as I was coming out of my car, in the church, the young man was standing there.
He did not look like a teenager at all.
He looks so tiny.
He came to me and say Daddy, ‘I have been sick all the days of my life, but I am confident that since you have come to this church today, I will be healed today’.
I hugged him.
I said, it will be unto you according to your faith.
I got his letter last month, because the boy is in America. I met him in March.
He wrote, “Dear Daddy, I want to thank God and I want to thank You, I have been healed since the day you came to our church”.
With confidence in the most high God, I am prophesying to someone here tonight, who believes, tonight you will get your miracles.
He is more than sufficient for our material needs.
Because according to Psalm 24 verse 1.
Psalm 24 verse 1. The Bible says “the whole earth is the Lord and the fullness thereof”.
In 2King chapter 4 verse 1 to 7.
A widow was in debt, and the creditors wanted to sell her two sons to recover their money.
She cried to the Almighty – The All Sufficient one.
Not only was she able to pay off her debt, she had enough money to live on for the rest of her life.
I am prophesying to someone here tonight, before the end of this month, financially the tied will turned for you.
A woman came to me, I think it was in 1983 or 1984, she came from one town in Oyo State, for prayers.
I said don’t worry, God will provide for you, etcetera; you can go home now.
She said I cannot go because I don’t have the money to travel back.
And I was very poor then too.
It is just that one poor is different from another poor.
I took the little money I had, divided it into two and gave her half – it was in June.
By the following August, she came back and bought a big cow for the convention.
There is somebody here tonight, financially, things might be difficult, but next year convention you will be one of those who will sponsor it.
He is more than sufficient emotionally.
Psalm 16 verse 11, the Bible says “in His presence there is fullness of joy”.
You have heard the testimony before.
We were in the very first auditorium, we were all praying and when I was praying, I closed my eyes.
Then God spoke to me, He said, son, open your eyes.
I almost told Him ‘Lord, I am praying’.
So, I opened my eyes and He pointed at a woman in the crowd, who was drenched in tears; God said, go and tell her to ‘weep not’.
That is all God asked me to tell her.
I got to her; I touched her.
Sister! God said, ‘weep not’.
Suddenly, her face brightened, as if the sun was coming out of the cloud.
Because she knew, at long last God has heard her.
In the Name that is above every other name, at long last God will hear you today.
A year later, she came to see me, I said, sister, what can I do to help you?
She opened her mouth and closed it. She couldn’t say anything.
She opened her mouth again, and closed it.
I said. what is it sister?
She opened her mouth the third time and said “Jesus! Jesus!! Jesus!!!”
I said ok. Yes! Have heard Jesus. What?
She said, I was the woman who was weeping that you came to and said “weep not”.
She said, “I had been barren, I think twelve years, and the relatives of my husband said I should get out of the house if I don’t have a child. That is while I was weeping that day”.
I looked at her – It was my turn to weep, but to weep for joy.
Because on her right hand she was carrying a child, on her left hand she was carrying a child.
Because you are here tonight, in the Name of the All sufficient God, you will never weep again. Amen
He is more than sufficient to promote.
Thank You Father.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He says you will understand, He said, I should tell you, you will win convincingly.
In Psalm 75 verse 6 to 7, the Bible says promotion comes not from the East or from the West, it doesn’t come from the South, promotions come from God.
And then, in 1Samuel chapter 2 verse 7 to 8, the Bible says ‘God can pick up a beggar form the dunghill, and set him among princes’.
I thank God for the testimony of my son, who dropped out of school in class two, and today he is a Governor.
I prophesy to someone here today, no matter how critical your situation may be, in the Name of all sufficient God, you will reach the top.
I can give you testimonies, but don’t let us waist time because will have a lot of prayer to do.
As you have already heard, He is able to save to the uttermost.
1John chapter 1 verse 7 says, ‘the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses from all sin’
He took Apostle Paul, the Chief of sinners, (according to 1Timothy chapter 1 verse 15), and turned him to the Chiefest Apostle, (according to 2Corithians 11 verse 5).
He can pick the worst of a sinner and turn him to one of the greatest apostles.
I am believing God for someone here tonight, someone who never thinks he or she could be a vessel unto honour in God’s hands, before you die, the world will know you with Christ.
Oh thank You Lord! May be I should say amen to this one before I tell you.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, the Lord said I will give you a mighty testimony too.
I want to get out of the way, so that He can do the rest that He wanted to do.
But the Lord says I should tell someone here, He said the pain in the neck of your family, will be gone before the end of next week.
Now He asks me to tell you, it is as a result of prayer you prayed yesterday, and so when it happens…
Ok. He asks me to tell you a story, so that I won’t have to tell you, you will be able to put two and two together.
Several years ago, one of my sons was promoted, they gave him beautiful recommendations, and for no other reason at all, not query, nothing, and they sacked him in his place of work.
And he came to the Holy Ghost Service, and God spoke through me and said, that there is someone here, someone close to you is going to die, He said don’t be sorry at all.
Well! Nobody knew who.
The following week, the young man lost his father, before the father died, he confessed. That he is the one responsible for the sacking of the boy, because he was making too rapid a progress.
Those of you who were here yesterday will pray some serious prayers.
And the Lord is saying I should tell someone, the pain in the neck of your family will be gone before next weekend.
Hmmm! Thank You Lord!
Again, Daddy says because of the prayer you prayed yesterday, that there is someone here tonight, He said I should tell you, the danger is passed – You can come out of hiding now.
Oh! Amen and amen
Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said beginning from now, all your projects will experience comprehensive and inclusive progress.
Haa! I think this one is specially for me.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said when My glory begins to shine in your life, and it will dazzle those who are expecting your shame.
I am not going to make another altar call, because my son have already done and I believe those of you who want to give your life Christ you have already done so.
If you didn’t do so, in your own interest, before you leave here tonight, surrender your life to Jesus.
I want to move on to what God want us to do next.
I was reading my Bible, in the book of Revelation, and again and again and again, I keep reading about the seven Spirits of God – seven Spirits of God.
So I turn to God, in the middle of the night.
I said Daddy, You have never explain this one to me.
There is only one Holy Spirit. Why do we have seven Spirits of God, seven Spirits of God?
And He said to me, My son, on special occasions, the Holy Spirit can divide himself into three or seven or seventy.
Ooooh! I said I understand.
But why are You drawing my attention to this at this particular time!
He said because on Friday, the 7th of August, at Redemption camp, it will be a special occasion and the Holy Spirit will divide Himself into seven.
I want to encourage you, don’t be lazy tonight, because you are going to pray seven serious prayers.
I will tell them one by one.
And He asked me to prepare seven flags.
Each one for the Holy Spirit.
Where is this boy?
I am going to raise up the flags one at a time.
When I raise up the first one, I will tell you what to pray, and you will pray if for five minutes.
Then I will come and raise up the second and I will tell you what to pray about.
And on and on till will get to the seven.
I assure you in the name of the Almighty you will never never never forget tonight.
Some of the things you are going to pray about will be big.
Don’t be afraid. I told you yesterday ‘don’t be afraid\\\’.
Fear is the opposite of faith.
Tonight we are not going to ask for small things. When you hear the prayer points, just go ahead and pray them.
When the results begin to come, you will remember tonight and glorify God.
Ok. Ehem, I think I will use this one as the first one.
I hope… take it to the very back. …we don’t want to block the sight of…
And if you are seating where you can’t see, you are free to come and stand where you can see. Or they will help us show it on the screen.
The first prayer that we are going to pray for five minutes only is a prayer of thanksgiving.
Please focus on the flag, forget me, they can hear me, they want to see the flag.
Put this thing on the screen!
Is that the best you can do? That is the best?
Move the camera back, so you can see this thing accurately. I urge those of you in front – capture the whole flag. Please.
Thank you. Alright.
Now, while I was praying, the Lord says we are guilty of ingratitude.
That we have not thanked Him enough for what He had done in the past.
So, before we begin to ask for big things, first five minute, just thank God. And that should be easy for you to do. But do it with all you heart – With all your heart.
Remember you are thanking the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the All Sufficient God.
In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed.
Now those of you who are very old, who can’t stand, you can sit down no problem.
But if you are young, stand or knee: this is a very serious period.
The All Sufficient God can not only heal, He can make whole, but He can go a step further – He can give you the gift of healing. That is flag number two.
I am sure you will love when you touch the sick they will recover. That is a gift that God want give you tonight.
For five minutes, lift your voice to the Almighty God.
Father, give me the gift of healings.
Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.
It is done in Jesus’ mighty name.
One of the surest ways of becoming a world figure is by winning souls to Christ.
Peter was an ordinary fisherman, the world knows him today. God want you to be world known.
That brings us to flag number three.
Please pray this prayer; it will change your destiny.
Say, Father, before I die, let me win millions of souls into Your kingdom.
Go ahead pray the prayer.
In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed.
It easy for God to make you one of the richest people on earth and the condition is simple.
God says ‘if you do mine, I will do yours’.
That brings us to flag number four.
I know I won’t beg you to pray this one. I know you will pray this one.
Pray it as if you mean it. Pray it as if you expect the answer to come.
Lift your voice to the Almighty God, and say, Father, if you need only three divine treasurers, let me be one – let me be one of them.
Go ahead talk to God.
So shall it be in Jesus name.
The God, who is more than enough, can reverse the irreversible. He can make dried bones live again.
Many of us would have been far far ahead of where we are now, but we lost some very serious opportunities.
That brings us to flag number five.
Lift your voice to the Almighty God, and say, Father, every opportunity I have lost, restore fully, make my dry bones live again.
Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
One day, the servant of Elisha saw that his master was surrounded by a whole Army.
He cried master what shall we do?
The Master said, ‘those who are with us are more than those who are with them’.
He asked God to open the boy’s eye, and he saw them surrounded by horses and chariot of fire.
If are going to be the things that God want you to be, you must have divine protection.
That brings us to flag number six.
Please lift your voice to the Almighty God and say, Father, from this moment onward, surround me and my family with horses and chariots of fire.
Go ahead talk to the Almighty.
In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed.
The Bible says, “the end of a thing is better that the beginning thereof”
God wants you to end well.
Do you know you can go heaven, you don’t have to be sick, you don’t have to have pain, you can go the way I will go when my time is come.
Go to church in the morning, worship God, come home, eat pounded yam, and go.
So, I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God, as I plant flag number seven.
And say, Father, let me end well for the rest of my life, no more sickness, no more pain, no more sorrow, no more suffering – let me end well.
Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.
Thank You Father.
In Jesus” mighty name we have prayed.
These seven ones have already settled.
Well, my Daddy said I should give you freedom of choice to ask three major things that you want, that should be ready before the end of the year.
Go ahead talk to God for about seven minutes on three major things – big things.
Go ahead talk to God.
In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed.
The Almighty God will grant your request.
From now on when you touch the sick they will recover.
God will make you mighty divine treasurer.
He will make you a worldwide soul winner.
Everything you have ever lost shall be fully restored to you.
He will surround you and your family with chariots and horses of fire.
You will finish well.
You will never know sorrow again.
No more sickness, no more pain, no more sorrow.
And everything you have asked for tonight, before the end of this month there will be testimonies.
For the rest of your life you will be a friend of God and God will be your friend.
So shall it be.
Your own shall not be difficult for God.
And everything you wish for yourself, God will do for your neighbour also.
In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed.
Let me hear somebody shout halleluyah.
I know some of you are already waving your handkerchiefs; yes they are anointed but they will be better anointed tomorrow after the Holy Communion service.
Now as you go back to your sit, let me make this few announcement, before we thank God for what He had done tonight.
I am sure some of you will still be wandering why we are still here in this auditorium – I mean if you look to your right to your left, look everywhere, you know we have to thank God that He didn’t rain. We would have been in serious trouble.
The reason we are not in the new auditorium yet, is because it is not yet finished; because we have no money.
All those who promised me mighty big money, they will show up one day.
For the first time in my life, I have become almost a beggar – begging for money.
I am sure you have never heard me say before, if you want to give your offering online, this and that; I never know how to do fine bara.
But circumstances beyond my control.
(Omode yi powe lodo agba).
So, I want to appeal to those of you who are my children –
Help! Do your best!
If your best is only one thousand Naira towards the new auditorium, do it.
If you start somewhere God will keep on multiplying. After all you are going to become divine treasurer. Please help. So that we can go to that place latest by December.
Do I hear you say amen to that?
We are going to leave the flag here till Sunday.
If still want to come before the altar, focus on any of them and pray. The presence of the Almighty will be heavy here.
Very quickly now, let us get ready our thanksgiving offering.
I don’t know about you, this has been a very special night in life.
As God visited you tonight?
I did not hear your yes.
If God visited you mightily tonight, let me hear shout a mighty halleluyah.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
4th of September, 2015
CARRIER OF HIS GLORY
2nd of October, 2015
Let us lift our hands to the Almighty God, and begin to bless His Holy name.
Bless the King of kings, bless the Lord of lords.
Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration, He is worthy to be praised, there is no one like Him.
Thank Him for bringing you to yet another month -Worship Him.
Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration.
Worship the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Ancient of days, bless His Holy name – He is worthy, He is worthy, He is worthy to be praised.
Magnify His Holy name, magnify His Holy name; thank You Father, thank You Almighty God, thank You Ancient of days, thank You Lord, in Jesus mighty name we worshipped.
Now let us lift our voices to Him and say Father, in this month of double grace, let me enjoy double grace. Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Double grace for me this month oh Lord. Double grace from above, let me enjoy double grace this month. Yes Lord! Let this month be a month of double grace for me. Glory be to God forever, thank You Jesus, thank You Jesus, in Jesus mighty name we prayed.
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be Your Name
Blessed be Your Name oh Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be Your Name
Blessed be Your Name oh Lord
Mighty is Your name
Mighty is Your name
Mighty is Your Name Oh Lord
Mighty is Your name
Mighty is Your name
Mighty is Your Name Oh Lord
Glorious is Your Name
Glorious is Your Name
Glorious is Your name Oh Lord
Glorious is Your Name
Glorious is Your Name
Glorious is Your name Oh Lord
Ancient of days we bless Your name.
King of glory, the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle, the Lord of host, we glorify Your name – accept our worship in Jesus’ name, accept our thanks in Jesus’ name.
King of glory tonight, in a spectacular manner bless Your children, bless the Youth, bless the Adults, bless our families, bless Your church, bless our nation.
Please Lord God Almighty let us leave here in the morning shouting glory to God.
In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed.
Let someone shout halleluyah.
Shake hands with one or two people, prophesy to them and say, the glory of God will cover you.
And then you may please be seated.
The only reason I have something to add to what they have said is because, the elders have a saying.
If a child has clothes like an elder, he won’t have rags like an elder.
So, we have seen their cloth, now, let see elders have something else to add.
Proverbs chapter 3 verse 35.
The wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
One of my children who spoke before me gave a definition of glory according to the dictionary.
But the truth of the matter is that glory is one of the words that cannot be defined.
So, there are certain things in the word that you think you know but you don’t really have the words to describe them, to define them.
I will not be taking you into advance mathematics, but I will just explain briefly.
If I ask you what is time?
You are likely to answer me by saying that time is that which is measured in hours, minutes and seconds.
And then I can turn to you I say, I didn’t ask you, how is time measured?
What I am asking for is, time – what is time?
Suddenly you will realize that to think you know what time is but you really don’t know.
If you want to go deep you can say, time is a fragment of eternity.
And that will be correct.
And then, I ask you, what is eternity?
And you will tell me eternity is time without end.
So, what is time?
Time is fragment of time without end…
So, there are several things like that that you can’t define.
Another example is distance.
I don’t want to waste your time but you will discover that distance cannot be discovered.
Another of such is life. You will think you know it, but try and define it and you will run into some problems.
And when we find ourselves in such situations, in what we call higher philosophy, we solve the problem by defining those things by their opposite.
For example, you will say life is the opposite of death, because death is easy to define.
Death is permanent separation from people, places and things – that is death.
And it is different from when you go for holidays and temporarily separated from your bed; When you are dead, the separation is permanent.
The opposite of death is life.
Now, glory is one of such things that in order to define it, you have to look for the opposite.
Glory is the opposite of shame.
A shame is easy to define.
You know what shame is.
And I pray that shame will never come into your life.
And now Proverbs chapter 3 verse 35, shows us clearly that the wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
The opposite of wise is foolish, so, the opposite of glory is shame.
So, straightway, from the very beginning there is a link between glory and wise.
So, to carry divine glory implies you will enjoy divine wisdom that you would have the ability…just like one of my said – to unravel miseries.
To solve intricate problems, to be a carrier of divine glory means: to enjoy divine wisdom, you will have the ability to unravel miseries, and to solve intricate problems.
For example, in Mark chapter 12 verse 14 to 17, when they tried to track Jesus by saying should we pay tax?
They know if He says yes, they will say He is a supporter of the Roman Empire that is at that time tormenting the children of Israel.
He says no, they will say, He is anti-government.
He used divine wisdom, and said bring me a coin.
They brought Him a coin, and said whose inscription is this?
They said that of Caesar.
Then give unto Caesar that which belong to Caesar and give to God what belong to God.
Divine wisdom – to come out of a tight corner.
Again you see another example in John chapter 8 verse 3 to 11. When they brought a woman caught in adultery to Jesus Christ and they said Moses said we should stone somebody like this to death.
What do you say?
Now, He has come to save the Lost.
They want Him to say, stone her to death and then they will be working against Him.
They want Him to say, don’t stone her to death, and they will say we told you, He is not of God; He is not supporting what God said.
He said no problem that was what Moses said; let us fulfill what Moses said.
If one of you who has not done anything wrong before; the one who has no sin, be the first to cast the stone.
That solved the problem.
I am praying for all of you who are here today, the ability to solve problems, receive it right now in Jesus’ Name.
Because carrier of divine glory which would mean you will enjoy divine wisdom, you would suddenly begin to enjoy unusual promotion.
For example, take Joseph in Genesis 41, you can see it from verse 33 to 37; this is a young man who had the ability to interpret dreams.
And then when they brought him before Pharaoh who had a dream that he couldn’t understand.
This boy by using that divine wisdom that is in him solved the problem and in a single day, this boy moved from being a prisoner to becoming the Prime Minister.
Divine wisdom leads to uncommon promotion.
Or you can consider the case of Daniel in Daniel chapter 2 verse 1 to 45.
You know what happened?
The king again had a dream, he even forgot the dream and so nobody could interpret it because they couldn’t get the dream from him, but they brought in Daniel who had divine wisdom, because the carrier of His glory enjoys divine wisdom.
Daniel interpreted the dream and as a result, he moved from being a slave to becoming the Governor General of the land in one day.
May I pray for someone here today, that, the kind of promotion that you cannot dream of even possible, will become yours before the end of the year.
And then, when you look at Mathew chapter 6 from verse 9 to 13, in the Lord’s Prayer, you will see how the Lord concluded the prayer.
Towards the end He said, ‘for Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.’
He puts together three things in the same group.
Again, in Mathematics when certain numbers has something in common, we put them together in what we called a set.
Like any number that can be divided by two we call it an even number.
So all the even numbers we put together in a set, and that means they have something in common.
Here, the Lord has put together in a set three things: kingdom, power and glory – they all have something in common.
Now, what is kingdom?
Kingdom means the kings domain.
What is power?
Of course, you know what power is. It is the ability to get things done.
And now, so, we see here, the Lord Jesus Christ is saying that glory is involved with dominion and is involved with power.
That is why the Bible says in Proverbs 17 verse 2, says the wise servant…; remember, glory and wisdom go together. The wise servant rules over the foolish son.
The wise would rule over the fools.
The Carrier of the glory of God, because they enjoy wisdom, will have dominion and they will rule over those who don’t have divine glory.
For example, in Daniel chapter 6, remember we have located Daniel has one of the carrier of His glory; … in Daniel chapter 6 from verse 1 to 3, the Bible tells us how Daniel rose from being a slave to becoming one of three Presidents in the land, and the king wanted to make him the ruler over all Presidents.
In 1Samuel 16 verse 4, the Bible tells us that when another fellow that we know to be a carrier of His glory, Samuel by name, when he came to town the elders trembled, they were afraid.
This man had no weapons, he had no guns, he had no sword, he had never fought, but he was carrier of divine glory.
When he came to town, because of the power and dominion associated with divine glory, the elders of the city trembled, until they knew why he came to town.
My father in the Lord in his life time was without any doubt the carrier of God’s glory.
You just look at his face, and you will know this is a carrier of divine glory.
In those days, in Ebute Metta, when Papa says to a worker or a Pastor, see me in my office, you will trembled until you find out (laughing) why he asked you to come.
Because those who carry His glory, they carry power.
I am praying for someone here today, just like one of my son said, by the time you return home, when people see the glory of God in your life, your enemies will scatter.
Samuel was carrier of His glory and so he enjoyed tremendous power.
Why would anybody tremble, when an ordinary prophet came to town?
Because they realize that he was the King maker, and the One who make can mar; they know that all he has to do is speak a word and the word that he speak shall not fall into the ground, so they are afraid.
They want to hear what he has to say first.
That is why I am saying to those of you who are my children, in the Name that is above every other name, it shall be well with you.
If you believe that will come to pass, your amen will be louder than that of your neighbour.
(Laughing) I borrowed that from my children. He said, if your amen is louder, your blessing will be bigger.
I am just trying to show you a little bit about glory, I won’t take time because my children have done a good work.
The glory of God is also associated with the radiance of God.
One of them also mentioned that one.
Glory is at best described as shining beauty – beauty that shines.
One of my children divine glory as beauty so nice or so beautiful, that is so overwhelmingly beautiful; is consider powerful or fearful, whichever way.
The globe even with the light off is still beautiful. Beautiful work of art – When the light comes on and it begins to shine, then it becomes shining beauty.
Glory is at times described as shining beauty.
With the ability to rebel, beauty shining so mightily, you don’t want to even look at it.
I mean you remember like my son mentioned, Exodus 34 verse 29, when Moses have been in the presence of God, after he made that request Lord show me Your glory.
Haa! God said what you ask for can kill you.
He said alright I know what I will do, I will hide you in the cleft of a rock, I will cover your face with My hand, so what is there left for you to see, and then I will let you see a little bit of My behind.
He said because if you see the full clear of My glory, you will die.
Glory is what knocks down Saul of tarsus from the road to Damascus.
He said he saw a light brighter than the noon day sun.
Something brighter than the noon day sun, you know that is really bright, and you don’t want to open your eye to look at the sun in the noon time.
And so, the glory of God is beauty so mighty that according to 1Kings chapter 8 verse 10 to 11, When the glory of God fill the house of God, even the Priest could not stand to minister, they ran out.
That kind of beauty that will chase away the demons, chase away those who want to lead you into sin, may the Almighty God give you tonight in Jesus’ name.
That is why carriers’ of His glory enjoy vigorous health and vitality.
Because that glory is so powerful, so radiance, sickness can’t stay, germs can’t stay, viruses can’t stay in the body of someone who is carrying His glory.
Deuteronomy 34 verse 7, tells us that at one hundred and twenty Moses was still as vigorous as ever, his eyes was bright as ever because he was carrier of God’s glory.
And I am praying for those of you who are here tonight, you will remain healthy till you see God in glory.
Thank You Father. The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, those who are calling you stupid now will soon call you lenient.
Thank You Lord. The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, everything that is wrong within you will be put right before the end of this month.
Hmmm! Maybe I should say amen to this one.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, relax you will still here your own good news.
Well, I am about to get out of the way anyway.
The Lord want me to tell you a story, listen to it, it is a true story, because there is prophecy behind it; Have told you before, at least to the older ones.
When I was very very young- a child, I just started going to school. In those days when you are going to school in my village as a beginner, they get a piece of wood, just cut a little piece of wood and they painted it black with some leaves, and then they give you chalk – to go to school you will write with chalk on that thing which you carry. That thing which you carry is called slate.
I am sure the elders will remember.
And as a beginner, as you are writing, you are also scrubbing your face, everywhere; when you are coming home you are full of chalk. It is as if the writing had been on your face.
So one day I was coming home carrying my slate, chalk all over my face, and one old man saw me, looked at me and said, akowe agba.
Now akowe agba roughly means senior academician.
And of course we all laughed. I mean somebody just beginning to write A, B, C (A, B, D as we call it), but then by the grace of God you know how far I got in the University before God called me. I became akowe agba.
The Lord asked me to tell someone here today, He said, take my word, I will take you to the pinnacle of your career.
So, glory is associated with wisdom, glory is associated with dominion, glory is associated with power, glory is associated with radiance, glory is associated with vitality and good health.
Now, somebody, one of my children also mentioned the facts that glory is precious.
Or if I am to use his word, ‘glory is weighty’ – is heavy. It is worth suffering to get.
2Corithians chapter 4 verse17…
Haa! Thank You Father. I think it must be because it is a youth day that is why God is… because the Lord asks me to tell you another story.
When I turn full time, I left my job in the University to become a full time Pastor, there were several people who are mocking me, particularly in my village. They thought I have gone crazy.
And on particular man said to the hearing of my relatives, we knew something have gone wrong with him; the moment he began to shout amen, we know something is gone wrong.
I mean look at the only lecturer that we have in the village, now is become aladura. We don’t know where is gotten it from.
We know is Father, his father is a farmer, we know the mother, we don’t know how all of a sudden he said he is now aladura.
But today by the grace of God, I am regarded as best thing that has ever happen to my village.
The Lord ask me to tell someone here tonight, He said those who are mockery you now, will turn round and say, you are not only the best thing that has happen to our town, you are the best thing that has happen to our nation.
Glory is heavy, is weighty.
Paul talks about our sufferings; there is nothing to be compared to the weight of the glory that is to come.
So, when we talk about the carriers of His glory, you need to understand that is load – the glory is load, is heavy, it has weight. It is not something you treat lightly, it is something you carry: you have to carry it has carrying a load.
Now, the greater the glory you carry, the more jealously He guides you and protects you.
You are the carrier of His glory, He guides you and protect you; and the greater His glory you carry, the more jealously He guides you and protects you.
I mean take Numbers chapter 12 verse 1 to 15.
Because Moses was a carrier of His glory, his sister criticized him – and said are you the only one hearing from God, we too hear from God.
God said, you are talking to My servant, the carrier of My glory like that.
He said alright, become leprosy, just to show you… you know the Bible says touch not My anointed and do my prophets no harm.
Moses went to God and say please; she is my sister, Haa! Lord, have mercy; she was the one there when they put me in the river nigh, she is the one who came to call my mother, please Lord.
The Lord said I know history but you are carrying my glory; let her be leprosy for seven days to teach her a lesson.
Because of you I will heal her but let her learn.
When someone is carrying God’s glory don’t treat him likely.
He may be your son, respect the fact that he is carrying God’s glory.
In Daniel chapter 6 verse 19 to 24; they threw Daniel into the Den of lion.
The lions saw the glory and backed away. And those who threw him into the Den of lion became food for the lions.
As you go home from here tonight carrying the glory of God, lions will see you and backed off in Jesus’ name.
And anyone who tries to push you down will soon discover that the grave they have dug for you they will be buried in it.
Now, my children have spoken quiet a lot of those who will be carriers’ of His glory, and so, there is little left for me to say on that.
But when you read Exodus 15 verse 1, you will see again that, glory is linked to something very precious.
When he was talking, he said who is like unto thee oh Lord, who is like unto thee among other god, who is like unto thee; glorious in holiness – glorious in holiness
Glory and holiness go together.
That is why you see me from time to time crying be holy, be holy, be holy because inside holiness is embedded glory.
In Genesis 39 verse 7 to 9, when a lady came to Joseph and said come and lie with, he said no no no, I am a carrier of God’s glory.
Remember what he said, I can’t do this and sin against God – I am carrying His glory.
I mean Daniel chapter 1 verse 8. Daniel again, one of the carriers’ of divine glory, said I have purposed in my heart, I will not defile myself.
And I hope the youth are listening – you must be able to stand and tell tempters I refused to be defile.
Because there are people who would tell you, what is wrong with you, you are outdated, you are not modern, everybody is going out, everybody is doing this, everybody is doing that, everybody is fornicating,… Haa! All eyes closed.
Everybody please close your eyes, and keep the eyes closed until I tell you to open them.
The Lord said that, there quite a few people here tonight, that this year alone you have slept with at least six different people, and the Lord ask me to tell you, if you want to see the new year, you should come forward right now, right now.
Please all eyes closed – nobody looking.
Now, I am going to count from one to seven, by the time I say seven, you are not either standing before or already running; I will pray for those who are already in front and I will continue with my message.
I think God just want to be merciful unto you because you would have died before December.
He asked me out of His infinite mercy to call you forward.
You have been sleeping with all manners of people, particularly since the beginning of this year, and the Lord just wants to be merciful, He asked you to come.
Please all eyes closed. This is not a joking matter.
When I asked you to close your eye, if you opened them, you are asking for trouble.
We don’t want to embarrass anyone, we don’t want anything to be on show – the cameras are not focusing on you now, so nobody is seeing you, the camera is on me.
So those who are watching by television, those who are watching on the internet, they won’t see you, they will only see me. So, is in your own interest to hurry forward.
I count now.
One, those of us with our eyes closed, let just begin to ask for mercy for these people that the Almighty God is calling forward.
Two, oh! Thank You my Father, three, four, now it will be good if you continue to ask God for mercy, and promising from now on I will live a pure life, no more messing around, begin to talk to God, ask Him for forgiveness of what you have already done.
Oh! Thank You Father. Daddy says there is someone here, you are going out with another man’s wife, and you think the husband doesn’t know, the Lord ask me to tell you, He will spare you if you come tonight, so step forward right now because the husband as prepared a plan for you that he see to it that you don’t see the new year either.
And He said there is a lady here too, going with another woman’s husband, and you think the wife doesn’t know, the Almighty God says, she had discover, and she had cried to God for vengeance. Lord says you better come forward now and repent, otherwise you won’t see the New Year.
I am not the one talking; I am just being the mouth piece of the Most high God. You are still sitting down there.
Now, I have counted up to four;
Five, you better hurry up; God is just giving you… oh Lord! Thank You, for being so merciful, hurry up, and don’t come to me in the office and said I should have come out but I didn’t, God want to solve the problem here, not in my office. Thank You Father.
Six, now, if you are coming hurry up because I am about to pray, I want to continue with my sermon. Thank You my Father.
Go ahead talk to the Almighty God, all of you who are in the front call on the Almighty God, say, please Lord just forgive, I won’t do so again, I won’t do so again, I won’t do so again, please forgive me, please forgive me, please forgive me!
From now on Lord I will live a life of purity, I will live a live holiness, I will not mess around anymore. Thank You my Father and my God.
And so my Father and my God I just want to say thank You, please all eye remain closed, I want to give You all glory and honour, for this divine intervention; merciful God I give You glory, I give You honour, I ask for mercy for all these Your children who have come forward, please forgive them, with Your blood wipe away their sin, and as You are forgiving tonight my Father and my God, every deadly disease that has already crept into these people uproot them in Jesus name.
Please Lord, that appointment with death cancels it for them in Jesus’ name. And the grace from now on to leave pure, to live holy, give unto them in Jesus name. Thank You my Father and my God.
All eyes remain closed as you people go back to your seat now. You can return to your seat. All eyes please remain closed. I don’t want you looking at anybody, this is not for show, this is divine intervention, for God who has chosen to be merciful.
Now you move fast, so that I can release the people and I can continue with my sermon.
In the next one minute, I am going to ask people to open there eyes, so make sure you are back on your seat before they open their eye.
Yeah, with our eyes closed we can still clap for Jesus, He has done a marvelous thing for us tonight.
Thank You Father. Thank You Almighty. Just ten seconds more, keep your eyes closed for ten seconds more, some of them came from afar, thank You Father.
So Joseph said, no, I am a carrier of God’s glory, I won’t mess round.
Daniel said, no, I am a carrier of God’s glory, I will not defile myself.
So, holiness, purity, they are all associated with divine glory and are required of carriers’ of His glory.
It looks as if this time they are clapping now for the Engineers.
And then, required of carriers’ of divine glory, as have been mentioned again by some of my children is soul winning in a serious manner.
Isaiah chapter 60 verse 1 to 3, when God says, arise, shine, your light is come and the glory of the Lord shall be risen upon thee. He tells you the purpose, He said, so that Gentiles will be drawn into your light.
Carriers of God’s glory are addicted soul winners.
So, if you are not ready to be a soul winner – morning, afternoon, evening, in the bus, in taxi, in the market place, anytime – convenient or inconvenient, then forget about divine glory.
Proverbs chapter 10 verse 5, says the one who gathers in summer is wise, but the one who sleep in the harvest is the who causes shame.
It is harvest time – time to harvest the Word, time to win souls into the kingdom of God.
If for example you look back and since the beginning of the year you have not won a soul into the kingdom of God and say you want the glory of God, and God will say what for?
Carriers of the glory of God must be addicted soul winners – addicted soul winners.
And then, if you want to be a carrier of God’s glory, you must learn to listen to instructions.
When you are corrected you take correction immediately.
Proverbs chapter 13 verse 18, it says poverty and shame be to him that refuses instruction, but he that regards reproof shall be honoured.
The one who takes correction seriously, the one who would yield to correction immediately, shall be honoured, shall carry glory.
But the one who doesn’t want to hear corrections or would hear correction and ignore corrections, the Bible says he would have plenty of poverty in shame.
Let us conclude.
Haa! Thank You Father. The Lord says this is for someone very special, He said one day whenever you enter into a room, everybody will stand up.
I think this one is for me. I want to thank God for it in advance.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, I have heard your cry, I will enlarge your coast rapidly.
Conclusion, there is no middle way between glory and shame – it is either you choose glory or you choose shame. I think one of my boys said it.
It is either you are a carrier of God’s glory or you are a carrier of your own shame like the text I read at the beginning. “The wise shall inherit glory but shame shall be the promotion of fools”.
In order words, as far as God is concern, you cannot be neutral. It is either you are wise or you are foolish.
And Jesus Christ said, in Mathew chapter 7 verse 24 to 27, He said I will tell you the different between the wise and the foolish.
He said the wise is the one who hears My words and decided to receive them, act on them, He said, I will compare him to somebody who build his house on a rock.
Then, when the rain fell and the flood came, it beat upon the house and the house stood firm, because it was built on the rock.
What was He saying there?
Whether we like it or not brethren, sooner or later, we will be tested – rain will fall, flood will come, to check our house, to find out if it is standing on the rock of God or not.
He said when you pass through the rivers they won’t overflow you; it is when, not if.
Sooner or later test will come.
If you listen to the word of God, if you choose to receive the word of God, if you choose to apply the word of God to your life, it doesn’t matter the flood that may come, you will stand.
He said if I tell you about the foolish one: he is the one who heard My words, ignored them, He said he will be like someone who built his house on sand; the rain fell, the flood came, beat upon the house and the fell; and He said great it is the fall of it.
My young sons and daughters because this is your convention, many at times you hear a preaching like this and you say don’t mind daddy, he is old fashion, I mean he is seventy-three years old, he doesn’t know what is going on now.
He doesn’t know that we are living in the internet age, hmmm! Mark my word; it is either holiness or hell. It is either glory or shame, mark my word.
Sooner or later, you will remember that you heard these words.
You know have not been telling you story tonight I just decided to give you word of God solidly and let it go.
But there is one little example I will give you.
When I was recently born-again, I mean when I was just a young Christian, in our church at Ebute-metta headquarters here.
There was this young girl, I mean when you are talking about beauty, she was world Beauter – she was beautiful.
Somehow the beauty entered into her head, and everything the parent was saying she wasn’t listening.
She thought our own kind of Christianity is too tough.
I mean what is wrong with little bit of fun.
And she had fun and became pregnant and attempted abortion and the abortion failed.
She didn’t die but if you look at her by time she came out of it all, she looks like a ghost.
The choice is yours – you can choose glory or you can choose shame, you can choose holiness or you can choose hell, you can choose self-discipline or you can choose looseness: each one has its own reward.
I want you to pray for you tonight those of you who have not surrendered your life to Jesus or those of you who claims to be Christian and you are still pulling around in sin.
Thank You Father. Closing but the Lord says there is someone here this time, He is not even asking you to come forward, He said there is someone here who have been steadily taking money that does not belong to him, steadily; You know this is not rightfully yours, you have been taking it steadily, and you are here tonight, Daddy ask me to tell you to do two things: (one) repent. Repent means to stop – I am not doing it anymore. (Two), restitute, or else get ready for an accident that is going to leave you paralyzed for life.
If you think that is just me dreaming it all, forget it. When the result comes you will remember.
So, If you want to give your life to Jesus Christ, you want Him to save your soul; you want Him to give you that ability to live a brand new life, because the Bible says if anyone be in Christ he is a new creature, you can come forward tonight, I will join my faith with yours, we will cry to God for salvation.
If you are a backslider, you are born again once. There was a time you are burning for the Lord but you have already backsliding, and you want to come back to God, you can come also, I will join my faith with yours, we will cry together to God restoration.
Because there are quiet a crowd out there I will count from one to twelve.
Before twelve if you want to give your life to Jesus make sure you are already standing before me.
I will pray for your salvation or restoration before we begin to round up.
So, I am counting now.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven…
Now, those of you in front and those of you who are coming cry unto the Lord, ask Him to please save your soul, ask Him to give you a brand new beginning, ask Him to write your name in the Book of Life, ask Him to wash away all your sins with His powerful blood. Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.
And the rest of us will you please stretch your hands towards these people and intercede for them, that the One who saved your soul will save their own soul also. Let us pray for this people. Let us intercede for them for about two minutes, and those of you who are on the way hurry up before I pray -Come very quickly. Hurry up hurry up those of you who are still on the way, thank You Father, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Saviour I want to thank You for Your word, I want to give You all glory and all honour for Your word that has gone forth tonight. And for these Your children that have come forward to surrender their life to You. Father, please remember Your promise that whosoever will come unto You, You will know wise cast out, they have come now Father please receive them in Jesus’ name, save their souls in Jesus’ name, cleanse them in Your blood in Jesus’ name, write their names in the Book of life in Jesus’ name, Father give them a brand new beginning in Jesus’ name. From now on, the grace to live holy release unto them in Jesus’ name. And every backslider that has come to You today restore fully in Jesus’ name. And I pray from now on when they cry unto You, You will answer them by fire and that in Your kingdom they will not missing, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
And those of you in front let me hear you shout halleluyah.
I am rejoicing with you tonight, because from now on by God grace I will be praying for you. So, I will need your names, your address and your prayer request, so that I can continue to intercede for you.
So, if you will turn to your left, you see a man there lifting up a piece of wood, please follow him, he will take you to where some Pastors are waiting, they will collect information I need and they will bring you back very quickly. God bless you, you can begin to go.
Now if you are clapping, clap for Jesus Christ very well.
Now, you may want to write down these prayer points.
We will be doing two things simultaneously tonight but get down your prayer points first.
(Number one) You want to praise God that you have the privilege of becoming a carrier of His glory.
(Number two). You will say Father, this very night, please turn my shame to glory.
(Number three). Please turn my foolishness to wisdom.
(Number four). Please turn my problems to testimonies.
(Number five). Father, please make me a carrier of Your glory.
(Number six). Father, please empower me to do exploits for You, winning millions of souls for You.
(Number seven). Father, don’t let me ever know shame again.
Now, the altar is open for prayers, you have already got your points, you can come to the altar if you want to pray, hurry up and take your position.
If you want to pray standing, or kneeling or lying down just go ahead now and talk to the Almighty God.
Praise Him, and ask Him to turn your shame to glory, to turn your foolishness to wisdom, turn your problems to testimonies, make you a carrier of His glory, empower you to do exploits for Him, and to never let you know shame again.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I want you to join your hands with your neighbour; we are going to pray some powerful prayers.
You are going to lift your voice to the Almighty God and say, Father, everything attacking the glory of God in the life of my neighbour, Father destroy it. Go ahead, open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God. Everything attacking the glory of God in the life of my neighbour, Father, destroy it, destroy it, destroy it. Everything attacking the glory of God in life of all these Your children, Father destroy it, Father destroy it. Everything attacking the glory of God in the life of all these Your children, every one of them, Father destroy it. Thank You Father.
(Speaking in tongue)
Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say, Father, every reproach in the life of my neighbour, erase it tonight. Go ahead call on the Almighty God. Every reproach in the life of all these Your children my Father and my God, erase tonight. Erase, wipe out every reproach in the life of all these Your children, wipe it out.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Finally, lift your voice to the Almighty God and say, Father, as for me and my neighbours please move us from glory to glory. Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. As for me Lord and all of these Your children, please Father move us from glory to glory, from glory to glory, from glory to glory; Father move us from glory to glory, from glory to glory, from glory to glory. Move us Lord from glory to glory, from glory to glory. Thank You Ancient of days.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The Almighty God will grant your request, He will turn your shame to glory, He will turn your foolishness to wisdom, He will make you carrier of His glory, He will empower you to do exploits for Him, and you will never know shame again, and every force attacking the glory of God in your life shall be destroy. The Almighty God will move you from glory to glory. Every reproach in your life shall be erased tonight. And the mighty name of Jesus you will see the new year. It shall be well with you and you too you will serve the Lord.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
If you receive that let me hear you shout halleluyah.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
6th of November, 2014
FLOODGATES OF HEAVEN
11th DECEMBER 2015
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Hebrews 13: 8