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Year 2016 Messages.

NO MORE LOSSES

8th of January, 2016

The Bible says, the Living, only the Living, can praise the Lord – as I am doing today.

If you are alive and you are well, here today, lift up your voice and talk to the Almighty God and bless His Holy name.

Tell Him, Lord, I thank You that I am live; thank You that I am here

Glory, glory, glory be to Your Holy name.

Thank You, thank You, thank You for keeping me

Thank You for causing me to see the New Year

Thank You I did not go with the old year.

I bless Your Holy name; I bless Your Holy name; I bless Your Holy name

Father, I bless Your name, I bless Your name; I bless Your name; I bless Your Holy name.

King of kings and Lord of lords, the Ancient of days, I lift You High.

I worship You.

I magnify Your Holy name.

I praise You.

I worship You.

I adore You.

I give You all glory, I give You all honour, I give You all adoration.

Thank You for life; thank You for life; thank You for life

I give You all glory, all honour, all adoration.

Blessed blessed blessed blessed be Your Holy name.

Blessed be Your Holy name.

Thank You, thank You, thank You, thank You

Thank You Almighty God

Glory be to Your Holy name

Glory be to Your Holy name

Thank You Father.

Thank You Ancient of days

Glory be to Your Holy name.

Glory be to Your Holy name.

Glory be to Your Holy name.

Thank You Daddy, Thank You Almighty.

In Jesus mighty name we have given thanks.

I am sure you will remember a story of a sister.

Armed robbers stole her car, she lost her job and then her house caught fire, and she said I want to do thanksgiving.

And people say, what for?

She said in spite of everything the Devil had done I am still here.

If you are still here, in spite of everything the Devil has done, please go ahead and bless the Almighty God.

Father, I want to thank You that I am still here, in spite of everything the enemies had tried, in spite of attacks, from known sources, from unknown sources…

Thank You Daddy

Thank You Almighty God

Thank You Ancient of days

I bless Your Holy name.

I am here in spite of everything the Devil has done – I am here.

I bless Your name.

I bless Your name.

I bless Your name.

I bless Your name.

Oh! Ancient of days, I bless Your name.

I give You all glory, I give You all honour, I give You all adoration

I bless Your name.

I bless Your name.

Thank You Father.

Glory be to Your Holy name.

Thank You.

Thank You Lord.

Thank You Lord.

Oh yes! Thank You Daddy

Thank You that I am still here; now I am on my feet.

I bless Your Holy name.

I bless Your name.

I bless Your name.

Thank You Daddy

Thank You forever more.

In Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.

You are the mighty God

The great I Am

Hallelujah hallelujah

 

You are the mighty God

The great I Am

Hallelujah hallelujah

You are the King of kings

The great I Am

Hallelujah hallelujah

 

You are the mighty God

The great I Am

Hallelujah hallelujah

 

You are the Lord of lords

The great I Am

Hallelujah hallelujah

 

You are the mighty God

The great I Am

Hallelujah hallelujah

 

Ancient of days, Rock of ages, the One without beginning, the One without an ending, the Author and the Finisher, the Unchangeable changer, the God of last year, the God of this year, the God of years to come, the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, glory be to You Holy name; Father, glory be to Your name.

Thank You for last year, thank You for victory, thank You for peace in our nation; thank You that Nigeria is not burning; thank You that we are not in a civil war today, thank You for divine intervention, glory be to Your Holy name, please accept our worship in Jesus’ name.

Thank You for all the battles You fought for us as individual, as family, as a church, as a nation, accept our thanks in Jesus’ name.

Father we are here again, at the first Holy Ghost service of this year, like never before, Father visit us; do something new; do something mighty; do something glorious.

Father, You always reserve the best to the last, let this year be better than last year; in all homes, let this year be better than last year; in all Your churches, let this year be better than last year; in all nations of the world, where they acknowledge You as Lord, let this year be better than last year; thank You Almighty God.

And for those who are very far away listening to us by radio, television or the internet, my Father and my God, whatever You do for us tonight, do for them also.

Thank You Daddy

In Jesus mighty name we prayed.

Let somebody shout hallelujah.

Look for three or four people that you have not seen this year and say Happy New Year No More Losses, and then you may please be seated.

Well! Happy New Year to all of you – This year will be a glorious year for you in Jesus’ name.

Isaiah chapter 48 verse 17…

And please don’t ever come to the Holy Ghost service without your Bible, you need the word of God; you must come with your Bible.

If you are here with your Bible, wave it let me see.

Okay! That is not bad.

Wave it, so that you will make the Devil mad – wave your Bible – that is the sword of the Spirit; glory be to God. Alright

Isaiah 48 verse 17.

And while you are opening your Bible to Isaiah 48, I want to thank God for my son who spoke before me. As usual, he did an excellent job.

I give glory to God for all these wonderful boys.

Isaiah 48 verse 17: “thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leaded thee by the way that thou shouldest go”.

To profit, not to losses!

The word ‘Loss’ is a horrible word.

If you engage in a competition, say football match and you are defeated – what is the word they use? They say you have lost.

If you fight a war and the enemy overcame you – they say you lost.

If you travel and you cannot locate you way back home – they say you are lost.

If somebody precious to you should die –they say you have suffer a loss.

In the Name that is above every other name, the word “lost” will get out of your dictionary today.

God says I teach you to profit, not to loss.

I am going to look at the topic briefly tonight because we have another meeting, so I will be brief.

And the first point I want to make tonight is that your lips can determine your future.

Numbers 14 verse 28, God said whatever He hears from you will determine whatever I will do to you.

You know the story…

Moses send some spies to spy the promise land – twelve of them – they returned; the ten of them said, even though the land is good – is land flowing with milk and honey – they said but we cannot go in, it cannot be ours.

The two of them: Joshua and Caleb, said, haa! They are meat for us, we can make it.

And the Almighty God spoke to Moses and said, those who said they cannot make it will not make it; those who said we can make it, shall make it.

Tell somebody, my tomorrow will be alright.

Mark 11 verse 23 says, if you say to the mountain, be thou remove and be thou cast into the sea, if you don’t doubt, just say to the mountain, the mountain will obey.

In order words, when you are praying and you believe, then, you will have whatsoever you say.

Proverbs chapter 13 verse 2, He said, a man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth.

Proverbs chapter 18 verse 20 says a man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth…; that is interesting.

He did not say the fruit of his hands, He said, the fruit of his mouth.

Proverbs 18 verse 21 says, death and life are in the power of the tongue…

Whether you live or die is to be determined by your tongue.

In 2Kings chapter 7 from verse 1 to the end…, a man of God said, in less than twenty four hours there will be abundance.

A counselor of the king, a learned man, a great academician, said, even if God were to open windows in heaven, can this thing be?

The man of God said, fine; you will see it but you won’t eat of it.

And the Bible tells us that when the abundance came and people were rushing to take their share, they trampled the man to death – he saw it, but he never eat out of it, because he said this things cannot be.

In 2King chapter 4 verse 18 to 37; the Shunammite woman, I am sure you know her very well, who chose to entertain a man  of God, built a house for him, the man of God prophesy into her life, and she had a son, and suddenly the son died; and the woman said, death – you are joking.

She took the child, lay it on the bed of the man of God.

She told her husband I am going to see the man of God, the husband said it is not the end of the month that you will say you want to pay your tithe, they are not having a convention…

Why are you going there?

She said all will be well.

The man of God saw her coming. Woman, how are you? She said all will be well.

How is your husband? She said all will be well.

How is your son? She said all is well!

She brought her child back from death by what she said.

You will remember the testimony of my daughter, Pastor Tosin Macaulay.

She had a horrible accident in  Zambia – head collision, car total write-off, her head broken in several places, several other bones broken, several injury; they took her to the hospital, and they phoned me: Daddy we are sorry to tell you, you daughter had an accident there is no way she will survive it…, you remember the testimony…

What was my reply?

I said na lie.

Haa! Daddy, we came out of the hospital to phone you, we are not even sure she is still breathing, I said na lie.

When they phone later, she is in a comma, the Doctors have said even if she comes out of it, she will be a jelly for the rest of her life, I said na lie.

Stand on your feet.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father, hear me loud and clear, I hereby decree, my tomorrow shall be alright.

Common! Open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God.

Hear me loud and clear, my tomorrow shall be alright O Lord God Almighty; whether the Devil likes it or not, my tomorrow will be alright; my tomorrow will be alright; I am not going to fail; I am not going to fall; my tomorrow will be alright Lord – I declare it loud and clear, hear me O Lord, hear me; I am saying it now, I want the heavens to hear, I want hell to hear, I want my friends to hear , I want my enemies to hear – my tomorrow will be alright; my tomorrow will be alright, my tomorrow will be alright, my tomorrow will be alright; O yes! My tomorrow will be alright; whether the enemies like it or not, my tomorrow will be alright. Thank You Father, thank You Almighty God, I decree loud and clear my tomorrow will be alright, my tomorrow will be alright; thank You Jesus

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say, Father, I hereby declare, this will be the best year so far in my life.

Go ahead, talk to the Almighty God, let Him hear you, let Him hear you

Tell Him – I hereby decree this is going to be the best year thus far in my life; I  don’t care what the newspaper may say, I am not interested in what the economist may say, I don’t care what any Prophet may prophesy, I declare this year is going to be my best year thus far. This is going to be my best year thus far, I declare loud and clear let the Heavens hear me, let the Devil hear, this is going to be my best year thus far. I am going to succeed this year like never before; I am going to greater height in the mighty name of Jesus, this is going to be my best year thus far; this is going to be my best year thus far. Thank You Father, glory be to God

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus name.

God bless you, you may be seated.

You started very well; I like the way you prayed.            

Your mouth can determine your future.

I told you those days when things were very hard for me and my wife and pomo was our favorite meat; and the two of us used to struggle…, you know one pomo can be thicker than another, and when we see a thick one, we will say, this one is too big, don’t eat alone, let us cut into two.

And I will look at her then and say, my dear, we are not going to die like this, our tomorrow is going to be alright.

Say it one more time, my tomorrow will be alright.

Number two. There is power in agreement.

Ecclesiastes chapter 4 verse 9 to 12, the Bible says, two are better than one, and that threefold cord is not easily broken.

Mathew 18 verse 19, Jesus Christ said, if two of you shall agree as touching anything you ask on earth, it shall be done for you by our Father in heaven – anything!

As a Mathematician, I was trained to look for certain words when I am about to solve a problem – word as: all, nothing, anything – they determine the solution to the problem.

Here, the Almighty Jesus said, if two of you shall agree, as touching anything you ask on earth, it will done by My Father in heaven; and He gave the reason why.

In Mathew chapter 18 verse 20, He said because were two or three are gathered together in My name, I Am there in their mist.

That is why I pity those who sat down at home, so lazy they cannot come to the Holy Ghost service; they want to seat down at home, some of them want to watch it on television so that while we are praying they are sipping tea – God have mercy!

Oh! Why did you put the thing on television, why did you put it on internet…; is for those who are far away.

They are watching us now in Australia, they watching us in Papua New Guinea – those people, there is no way they could come, so we need to go to them.

But for you to live in Lagos, live in Ogun, live in Oyo, live in Ondo, and say you cannot come…, I just pity you.

A tragedy occurs towards the end of last year that caused my heart to bleed as a father.

The Congress was on; the fire of God was coming down like nobody’s business, demons were running out, and do you that a family sat down in their home (in the camp!) watching the program on television…

The fire of God was burning here and when death came knocking at their door they were at home.

I beg you as a father, that kind of comfort that won’t allow you to be in the presence of the Almighty God, that won’t allow you to be where the fire of God is burning, that kind of comfort should get away from you.

Where two or three are gathered together and look at us – we are not two, we are not three, where not two hundred, we are not two thousand, at the very least we are hundreds of thousands.

So, I am not asking you to come because there is no crowd: no, no, no – it is for your own good.

Where two or three are gathered in my name, He said that I will be there; because there is something called corporate anointing. (Anointing: when there is plenty of wood in the fire, the fire get hotter)

When people gather together and they are in agreement.., Oh!

When I go round the world and I was asked to speak to Ministers in various nations, and I want to challenge them to be united, I always tell them that, in Mathematics we have, certain numbers that have similar properties – don’t be afraid, I am not here to teach you Mathematics – I will put them together in what we called set.

For example, every number that can be divided by two; what do we call it?

At least you know a lot of Mathematics…

When a number is divisible by two, you called it even number – so we have a set of even numbers.

I said in the spiritual realms, there is what we call the set of the Almighty, and there are only three people in that set:

·       God Himself – Psalm 91 verse 1; he that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

What is the meaning of Almighty? The one who can do anything

 

·       The second person in that set is the man of faith. – Mark chapter 9 verse 23 says, if you believe all are possible to him that believe. If you are a man of faith – you can do anything.

 

·       The third groups of people in that set are people who are united. – Genesis 11 verse 6 says, God looked down from heaven, when human being want to build the Tower of Babel, God looked down from heaven and said, Hey! These people are of one language, there are of one mind. There is nothing they want to do that they won’t be able to do.

God said when people are united; even God Himself cannot stop them.

When we come to the Holy Ghost service and we pray in agreement, no devil, no demon, no witch, no wizard, can hinder such a prayer, when we are united.

Prayer of agreement

2Kings 7 verse 1 to 11 – Four lepers were in agreement, four lepers they were in agreement: let us go to the camp of the Syrian and because they were agreed, they lifted the siege on their nation.

Mark chapter 2 verse 1 to 11 – four people in agreement, brought a man who was paralyzed from neck downward to Jesus Christ and the man got his healing. They were united; otherwise, when they got to the place and there was no room at the door, one of them could have said I am no more interest – no, no; the four of them were determined – we will get this fellow to Jesus; they did,  the man got his healing.

Prayer of agreement

We are going to pray a prayer of agreement in a moment.

I just want to remind you the power that is in agreement.

I am going to tell you stories you have heard before, so, I am not making them up.

A daughter of mine came to me and said daddy I am pregnant; I said congratulation because she was married.

She said that is not while I am here.

Okay! Why are you here?

The pregnancy is three month, I said yes, and I want the baby to be a girl.

Haa! Laughing…

My dear, the little science I know, something I read in some of the Bulletins of Medical journal, says, everything a child is going to be is determined in 72hours of conception – 72hours; whether he is going to be tall, short, dark, colour, light colour, brown eye, blue eye – 72hours everything is complete.

And now you have been pregnant three months, you want me to change the sex of the child.

She said, are you not the one who told us that if two of us shall agree…, I say, haha, hey…, she say daddy, I am not asking that you will be the one to do it, all I am asking for is agree with me.

Haa! Okay! Okay!

In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, I agreed with my girl that the baby will be a girl.

Of course, you know the rest of the story; the baby came and it was a girl, and I am sure you will say Oh! May be she was a girl all along.

So then, somebody here the testimony, a Medical Doctor, pregnant for eight months came and said I heard the testimony of that lady.

I am married in a house, I already got four girls and the relatives of my husband said if I don’t get a boy the next time, they are going to kick me out of the house.

I want you to agree with me that it will be boy; we have already checked and it is a girl.

Haa! I said you are medical Doctor…, that of three months, let just believe is a miracle but it is most likely an accident.

She said no, I don’t want to hear that – agree with me, the baby in my womb, even though it has been there for eight month and we have checked and is a girl, I want it to come out as a boy.

Okay ma! I agreed.

A month later the baby came and he is a boy.

Stand on your feet; join hands with your neighbour and lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father, we agree tonight, that, every prayer that we shall pray this year shall be answered by fire.

Common! Talk to the Almighty God

We agreed tonight, every prayer we shall pray this year shall be answered by fire. We are in agreement, all of us, we are in total agreement, that, every prayer that we shall pray this year shall be answered by fire. Every prayer, every prayer that you shall pray this year shall be answered by fire. O yes Lord, we are in total agreement – myself and all your children here, that, every prayer that we shall pray this year will be answered by fire. Immediate answer Lord, that is our agreement, that is our agreement; we are in agreement tonight all of us we are in agreement, every one of us here, we agree Lord, every prayer will shall pray this year will be answered by fire; instant answers to prayer, that is our agreement, that is our agreement O Lord, that is our agreement. This year no delay, to the answer to our prayer, all our prayers shall be answered by fire, we agree; we are in total agreement Lord, every one of us – our prayer will be answer by fire. Thank You Father

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Let us take it a step further and say, Father, we agree that before the end of this month we will all be singing new songs.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Keep your hands joined together.

Father we are in agreement, before the end of this month, we will all be singing a new song – a new song of joy, a new song of victory, a new song of triumph, of success, of power, of great anointing, Almighty God, we are in agreement, Lord before the end of this month O Lord, we want to be sing a new song. Thank You Father, thank You Father

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus name.

Let your amen be in agreement.

Amen.

Please be seated.

That brings me to point number three.

Thank You Father.

Daddy says of the children who will be born this year, at least one thousands of them will be significant.

That is wonderful. How I wish my wife is still young.

Glory be to God.

Point number three – God is a business man; He is ultimate business man.

He is always talking about increase; He is always talking about multiplication.

Genesis chapter 1 verse 28; the Bible says God created man in His own image and then He blessed them, and said, be fruitful and multiply.

After the flood, in Genesis chapter 9 verse 1, when God was blessing Noah; again, He said be fruitful and multiply.

In Genesis 17 verses I and 2, when He was introducing Himself to Abraham as Jehovah El-Shaddai – the God who is more than a enough; again, He spoke about being fruitful and multiply.

In Genesis 22 verse 15 to 18, when He was blessing Abraham and Isaac after Abraham obeyed Him and was will to sacrifice his son before God stopped him.

He said, I swear, Abraham, I swear, in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying, I will multiply your seed.

He is always talking about multiplication.

God is never satisfied with you the way you are – never.

He does not matter how great you are, you can be much much greater.

You cut your own destiny short if you seat down and say I cannot be better.

No no, God want to keep on multiplying you.

He wants you to be much bigger than you are at the moment.

I still remember when we built the first auditorium when we are at the express way, 100meteres by 50meters

Oh! That was the biggest auditorium in Africa at that time.

My children came to me and say Sir, now we got the biggest, let us build a wall round it.

I said haa! Where God taking us, we won’t build walls

When will this place be full?

I said, don’t worry yourself!

Two years later, we had to extend; three years later, another extension; four year later, another extension, until we could not extend any longer and we moved to the second auditorium.

By the time we move to the second auditorium – ehen! This is where we are going, we have arrived.

I said, haa! We have not started.

Then we moved to the auditorium.

Haa! This is it.

I said we have not started.

And very soon now we will be moving to the new auditorium; and we have not started.

How will you when we have started?

I mean the elders who are there then will remember what I am saying; I told you I saw an auditorium, the size of Ibadan – I told them, they didn’t believe me then, like many of them still not believe me now.

I told them I saw an auditorium it is buses that will be bringing people to the altar – I told them.

How many of you believe we have not started at all?

You better say it with your mouth, I have not yet started.

Now, when you read the story of the talent in Mathew 25 verse 14 to 30 – He gives on fellow five, He gives to another two, He give one fellow one.

When He came back, He asked them to come and give record.

The one with five said, it has increase to ten (it has multiply by two) – He said well done.

The one with two said my own now is four – He said that is alright, that is another multiply by two.

Hello the one who got one; he said I hid it.

You did what?

He said I hid it.

Haa! He said at least, you could have put it in the bank, so that when I return I will get an interest.

Why did you hide it?

God is business man – let that one sink in today.

And I am telling you, you can never have a better partner – you cannot have a better business partner than God.

Look at Mathew 13 verse 3 to 9, He said, if you partner with Him, the minimum interest you can get is 30 percent – 30 percent, 60 percent, 100 percent that is what He promised.

That is while I always tell my Pastors; don’t waste time when you want to take an offering, you don’t need to beg people; if they love themselves, they will know, no better business partner than God.

In 1King chapter 17 verse 8 to 16, a Widow of Zarephath had only one meal left, God said partner with me; give me that one and let me show you what I can do – 1King chapter17 verse 8 to 16.

She gave one meal, and she ate with her family for more than two and half years from the supply of God.

In Luke chapter 5 verse 1 to 7; it is a passage you know very well – Luke 5 verse 1 to 7.

Peter partnered with God, he became a partner of Jesus Christ; the man who had worked all and caught nothing through his single net; and caught so much fish – two boats began to overflow: God of multiplication.

Hebrews 11 verse 6, the Bible says, God is a reward of those who diligently seek Him – you work with Him, He will reward you diligently; as you diligently seek Him, He will reward you diligently.

But there is one thing about This great God, This great business man, if He makes and investment and the investment is not producing profit, He cancels the investment – God is a business.

Luke 13 verse 6 to 9, He planted a tree in the vineyard.

First year He came, no fruits, Haa! Okay!

Second year, no fruits

Third year, no fruits

He told the gardener, cut it down.

What kind of investment is this?

First year, no dividend; second year, no dividend; third year, no dividend – He said I want to withdraw my investment.

I tell you two stories, both of them, some of you have heard before.

I had just become General Overseer and I was visiting our parishes, we were very many then.

I went to this particular parish finish ministering; and I came and I stood outside, there was this young man coming towards me, he was prostrating and getting up, prostrating and getting up until he got to where I was, he dropped something in the pocket of my jacket, and he began to run.

Because of the way he was behaving when he was coming, I quickly want to check what he had dropped in my pocket, and it was a fifty kobo note – it was those days when fifty kobo were a lot of money. Those days will come back in Jesus name; don’t you agree with me?

I know some of you may think it is impossible, just don’t claim it.

I said those days will come back again.

So, I called him back.

What is the problem?

He said, I had that our father in the Lord is coming and I want to give you a gift, this is all I have.

How do you give fifty kobo to the General Overseer?

I said, Haa! My son I promise you I will spend this money myself, so that I can bless you from the bottom of my heart – I said ‘my God will bless you’; and he went away rejoicing.

I think either a year or two later, I was back to the same church, and I saw the boy smiling, coming towards me – This time now radiant.

Daddy I have a testimony. Last time you are here, I gave you fifty kobo because that was all I had.

But since then, God has done marvelous things in my life; now I have a whole school to myself.

I said you have what?

He said when you are here I had no job, so what I was doing was, I was coaching children after school. But then after you say ‘God bless you’, every child in my coaching class came first in class; and parent began to hear about it and began to bring their children, so many children that I had to be employing teachers.

I want to say to somebody on credit – God Bless You.

That is one story, because we are going to pray in a moment.

The second one is sad one; we have heard it before.

A friend of my came carrying his wife (his wife was in a comma), the Doctors have said there is no hope for her she is going to die.

So, he brought her, when I saw her, I said, haa O Lord, this family, they are a family friend, You must heal this girl, heal this woman, and immediately the Almighty God spoke to me: son, don’t waste your energy, she is going to die.

Haa! No, no. hey! Father,You are a merciful God, Your mercy endureth forever; You don’t want the death of sinners, You want them to repent; I began to quote the Bible to the One who wrote it.

I lay my hands on her head and I fell the anointing flowing like warm oil down my hands to the palm of my hands, as soon as it touched her head, it flowed back.

I ran to the altar, it was the first auditorium then, fell on my face, please God, have mercy, God said, she is not profitable, she is of no use, please…

I ran back, I lay my hand on her the second time, now the same process – the oil flowed, hit her head, it reversed.

I ran back to the altar the third time, by the time I came back the third time, she was dead.

Stand on your feet, lift your voice to the Almighty God, and say Father, I promise to be profitable, please don’t cut me off.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

I promise to be profitable, don’t cut me off, don’t cut me off Lord. I promise You Lord I will be profitable, I will be profitable, please don’t cut me off. O Lord, please, I promise I will be profitable, I will be profitable in every way, don’t cut me of Lord, don’t cut me off, I promise You Lord I will be profitable, I will be profitable, don’t cut me off Lord. Please don’t cut me off, don’t cut me off, don’t cut me off Lord, I will be profitable. From now on, I will be profitable, I will win souls for you; on a daily basis, I will be profitable. I will cease to be without profit, I will be profitable; Lord God Almighty, I will be profitable, I will be profitable; I promise You my Father and my God, I will be profitable, don’t cut me off, don’t cut me off; please Lord don’t cut me off, I will be profitable; I will be profitable. Thank You Jesus

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Now, lift your voice to Him and say Father, let Your work prosper by my hands.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Please Lord let Your work prosper by my hands, let Your work prosper by my hands, let Your work prosper by my hands; I beg You Lord, here are my hands, I surrender them to You; let Your work prosper by my hands. Thank You Jesus

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

That brings me to point number four: Divine involvement put an end to losses.

In John chapter 5…

Thank You Father

The Lord says there is a woman here that the pain in your womb is like fire, He asked me to tell that the fire is gone out.

Thank You Father

Haa! This is good.

Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said those who are trying to hinder your progress will watch helplessly as your draw nearer and nearer your goal – they will just be watching, and they will not be able to stop you; they will just be watching helplessly as you draw nearer and nearer your goal.

Congratulations.

In John chapter 5 verse 2 to 9, it is a story of man at the pool of Bethesda.

This man has lost thirty eight years of his life – thirty eight years of his life – until Jesus Christ came in and the loss ended – thirty eighty years!

I still remember several years ago, when I went to visit one of our prison, and they introduces a man to me who had been imprisoned, sentenced to death and have been in prison for thirty years.

When he told the story, my heart bled.

He said Sir; they execute those they are going to execute early in the morning, usually between 3 and 4 am, if I remember correctly.

He said, so, all these years I have not sleep at night until after 4am.

If I don’t hear footsteps coming towards my cell by 4, I know they are not going to kill me: for thirty years.

I came out of the place; I cried to all the people I can cry to; by the special grace of God, they released him.

All the years that you have wasted, shall be fully restore to you in Jesus name.

In mark chapter 10 verse 46 to 52, is the story of Bartimaeus, he had lost forty years of his life in total darkness; forty years as a beggar, until Jesus came in and all of a sudden, light came.

In Luke chapter 7 verse 11 to 15, the Bible tells of about the story of the widow of Nain, who had an only son and that son died.

In her family, it had been one death after another: her husband died, now the son is dead – loss of husband, now loss of son, until Jesus came in and the tide turned.

When one man came to us several years ago, he said Daddy, I am approaching forty years of age; I said, congratulations.

He said that is not while I am here.

He said, I am the oldest man in my family – nobody in my family ever went beyond forty years, they just kept on dying whenever they are approaching forty.

I said, in the name of the One who made heaven and earth your own will be different, that is more than twenty years ago, he still alive and well.

In the family of somebody here tonight, no more death

In 2Kings chapter 6 verse 1 to 7 tell us the story of the sons of the prophet who came to Elisha and said sir, where we are is too tight for us, give us permission to go to Jordan, get some wood and build a bigger tent.

He said, fine, go.

And they said to him, come along with us.

He said okay, I will come.

The Bible says, as they were cutting down trees, the axe head fell into the river; and one of the sons of Prophet said, alas master! We borrowed it.

They borrowed the axe and now, it is in the bottom of river Jordan and they couldn’t swim.

Then the man of God said, show me where it fell, and they showed him.

He cut a piece of wood, threw it into the river, because of the anointing in the hand of the man of God, the wood that supposed to float, sank into the bottom of the river; and began to look to the iron head, when it found the iron head, it transfer the anointing to the iron head and the iron head jumped up and began to swim on the face of the river.

When God intervenes in your situation, He can reverse the irreversible. That will be your testimony before the end of the month.

Some of you will remember the story of one of our sisters – I can’t remember whether she gave it here or in the other auditorium – she was sacked illegally in her place of work, so, she took them to court and because they are very big company, they began to maneuver through their Lawyer and they kept on postponing the case – adjourning the case – for seventeen years.

The poor woman sat down at home while the Lawyers were playing their games.

Then, one day, she came to the Holy Ghost service like this, and God spoke – God mentioned her case…, may God speak to your case tonight in Jesus’ name.

Thank You Daddy; He is speaking to the case of someone.

God said your business shall come out of the comma.

God spoke to her case and said, ‘there is some here, you have a court case, next week, the case will be decided in your favour’ and she jumped.

The following week, they got to court, the Lawyers began their maneuver again and the Judge said…, thank God that there is a Judge that is the Judge of the universe; the Chief Judge of heaven spoke on Friday night, the following week, the Judge said, no more adjournment, I am giving my ruling now.

You sacked this woman illegally; I hereby rule that you pay her for the seventeen years that she had been at home together with interest.

Stand on your feet; join your hands together.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father, step into my case, reverse the irreversible.

Go ahead.

We all agree, Father, step into our cases, reverse the irreversible, reverse the irreversible, reverse the irreversible Lord, reverse the irreversible; Step into my case, reverse the irreversible tonight, reverse the irreversible Lord, reverse the irreversible tonight; my Father and my God, reverse the irreversible; thank You Father, thank You Father

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And please join hands together still and pray this one with all your heart, and say Father, we agree, no more losses.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

No more losses, Father, no more losses. We agree, we are total agreement, we are in one accord, Fahter, no more losses, no more losses. No more losses, we are saying it loud and clear Lord, hear us, no more losses, no more losses Lord, no more losses… thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Maybe before I continue, maybe you should tell your neighbour – no more losses – say it as if you believe it.

That brings us to point number five…

O thank You Father.

The Lord says there is someone here; He said your vision that was becoming blurred shall begin to clear steadily. 

Haa! Thank You Daddy

The Lord says this fellow will understand, He asked me to tell you, the itching is gone forever.

Thank You my Daddy

Daddy says there is someone here tonight, last year, you are facing three mountains; He said, one is gone, and the other two will follow quickly.

Point number five – because God is the Ultimate business man and when He gets involved, losses end.

The Bible that He gave is a book of profits; in the text that I read – Isaiah 48 verse 17 – He said, I Am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit.

The Bible is a book of profits.

2Timothy chapter 3 verse 15, says all scripture were given by God and is profitable… Bible is a book of profits.

Ecclesiastes chapter 5 verse 9 says the profit of the earth is for all.

So the question then is – how are some people suffering losses?

How come some people are prospering from the profit of the earth and some people are suffering losses.

Ecclesiastes chapter 10 verse 10 – from the book of profit; Ecclesiastes chapter 10 verse 10 says wisdom is profitable to direct.

Ecclesiastes chapter 7 verse 11, He said wisdom is good with an inheritance by it there is profit to them that are under the sun.

In order words, the difference between those who are profiting and those who are losing is wisdom.

And what is wisdom?

Apart from being the fear of God – Psalm 111 verse 10 – the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.

What is wisdom?

Wisdom is the correct application of knowledge.

Thank You Lord.

The Lord asked me to tell you a story; the story is particularly for one fellow; it is a story you have heard and heard again.

Few years ago, I was visiting our in Ilorin and as I was about to leave they came to call me from the maternity Centre that there was a woman in labour and she had told them that in the day of delivery she will die.

I said to her, is it true that you want to die on your day of delivery?

She did not answer.

Okay. If you want to die go to the hospital, don’t come and die in the church.

She said she is not going anywhere.

Okay.

So, I prayed, and I left.

Three days later, people came from Ilorin; Daddy, the woman you prayed for after you left she gave birth to a baby but we checked we find that there is still another baby inside her and we had been praying for the second baby to come since then, the second baby has refused to come.

We told her to go to the hospital she refused, that is why we are here.

And fear griped my heart. I don’t mind confessing to you.

As I put off the bold face, after all, I am supposed to be General Overseer;

Is that why you are here? Who told the God in Lagos is different from the God in Ilorin, go back now; before you get home the second baby would have come.

I gave them a bottle of coke each and send them back.

After they left I ran up stair to my bed room, I fell on my face – Almighty God, this is the day of trouble; You said if I call on You in the day of trouble You will answer me. (laugh)

And God said, you did not even believe what you said.

I said, haha, I believe, but I send away so that I can come back and talk to You.

God said if you believe go and eat; and it was a Saturday and I was fasting in preparation for the Sunday service.

I said Lord, You know is Saturday and I am fasting, He said go and eat.

Well! I ate. Like I have always told you, whether the food went through my mouth or through my nose I cannot remember because I was frightened sick.

But by the evening, the phone came from Kwara state to say that, by the time they got home, not only had the second come, the third had come also; and the three of them are doing well.

Wonder children; I think by now they must have been thirty something years of age.

The reason why God asked me to tell the story is for one person here.

The Lord asked me to tell you that your covenant to die at child birth is gone.

What is wisdom?

Wisdom is the fear of God, but it also the correct application of knowledge.

1Timothy chapter 4 verse 15 He said you must meditate on the word of God and give yourself wholly to them; that profiting may appear to all.

Meditate on the word of God, give yourself completely to the word of God, that is, believe it completely, practice what the word of God says, then your profiting will appear to all.

In Joshua chapter 1 verse 8, the Bible says, God said to Joshua, this book of the law shall not depart out of their mouth, but you must meditate in it day and night; He said then you will make your ways prosper, you will make your way successful and then you will see good.

James chapter 1 verse 22 to 25, tell us that the people who will profit are not those who just hear but who are doers of the word.

If fearing of the word of God alone can make one successful, everybody by now should be more than successful.

But we hear it; do will practice it?

Failure to practice the word of God is what is causing losses.

Like I told those who came to the Holy Communion service yesterday; and I tell you, get that tape; if God will only open your eyes to see the losses you suffer because you would not do His will, your life will change.

Some of you know the story I am about to tell you, some of you even know the brother concerned.

Daddy pray for me that I will have a breakthrough – pray

And I kept praying.

One day he came, haa! Daddy, God has answered my prayer – this one is big.

I said good.

He said a man in Lagos called him and said I have these block of flats (13 flats), and I want to sell it and I am giving it for you to sell, bring me so much; it doesn’t matter how much you sell it – just bring me so much.

He came to me rejoicing.

Hey! Thirteen flats! And I have already found buyers.

I said wonderful.

I said that means you will give one flat to God.

He said why?

Haha! I said the tithe of thirteen is actually 1.3 but since there is no 0.3 of a flat, that is why.

He said that is the problem with you Pastors, I just got a miracle and the first thing you think about is tithe.

He just got angry and left my office.

I said please forgive me, I am sorry sir, I am very sorry.

The following day, he went to the man: yes Sir, I am ready to pay the money you asked me to bring for the house.

The man said which house?

Haha! Your house at number so so so; the one you said I should sell at any price, I should bring you so much.

The man said me?

I told you to sell my house and bring me so much?

He said the one who did the germ for you has failed.

Me! Told you! If you don’t get out of here, I will get you arrested.

So he ran back to me, Daddy, daddy…, I said, ehen ehen; leave me out of it oh.

Go and meet God, not me.

Stand on your feet my brother; stand on your feet my sister;

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say, Father, the hearing ear and the doing heart, give to me O Lord. I don’t want to be just a hearer and I want to be a doer.

The hearing ear and the doing heart give to me O Lord, give to me O Lord, give to me O Lord. I don’t want to be just a hearer, I want to be a doer, not just a hearer but a doer of Your word, a doer of Your word; not just hearer – I want to hear and I want to do, that my profit may be evident to all, no more losses, I want to begin to profit from now on, give me a hearing ear and a doing heart; a doing heart, not just hearer but a doer. Thank You my Father, glory be to Your name

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Let us be seated, I want to round up.

So, what am I to do, so that I will never suffer a loss?

1Timothy chapter 4 verse 8 says godliness is profitable unto all things having promise of the life now is, and of that which is to come.

Number one: Godliness – stay away from sin; live godly.

One brother came and said Sir, any time I am on the verge of a breakthroughs, it slips out of my hands.

I said let us pray.

As I closed my eyes to pray, God said ask him; what does he do, whenever there is breakthrough coming?

I said tell me; don’t let us pray the prayer, because I don’t pray the prayer that will answer.

Go asked me to ask you, what do you do, anytime a breakthrough is knocking at the door?

And he bowed his head.

He said before any miracle is complete, I commit adultery.

 Ha ha!

Godliness is profitable unto all things – when I ask to be holy, is for your own good, so you stop suffering losses.

1Samuel 15 verse 22 says to obey is better than sacrifice.

Obey God! In all things obey God.

Deuteronomy 28 verse 1 to 2, He said if you will harken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, to observe and do all that He commands you; He said, blessings will pursue you and over take you-  Blessings, not Losses

Obey Him. Stop robbing Him.

Malachi chapter 3 verse 8 to 11; many of you don’t like it, it is too bad. I have said it, if you don’t like Malachi chapter 3, tear it off from your Bible; it will still be in millions of Bibles.

You cannot live under the curse of God and expect to make profits – it is not going to happen.

So, when an ordinary human being places a curse on you it is to destroy you not to talk of the curse of God.

Whereas, the blessings of the Lord maketh rich and added no sorrow; Honour Him, it is for your own profits.

In 1Samuel chapter 2 verse 30 said I honour those who know; I will honour those who honour me.

I have told you, the teaching of Jesus Christ is ‘nothing goes for nothing’

You honour Me, I will honour you.

You love Me, I will love you.

You draw near Me, I will draw near you.

You will obey Me, I will be your friend.

So, when He said in Proverb chapter 3 verse 9 to 10, when He says honour the Lord with your first fruit…, he did not stop there; if you do that, I will make sure you have so much blessing you won’t even be able to contain it.

He said it. You know is one of the prophecies for individual this year is that a chosen few would receive such a blessing from God they won’t even know how to handle it.

…Chosen few; how many of you will be among the chosen few?

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

You know what to do.

Luke 6:38, He says, give and it shall be giving.

You don’t give, nobody is going to give you, God will see to it.

2Corithians 9 verse 6 that my son mentioned earlier on, you sow sparingly you will reap sparingly, you sow bountifully you will reap bountifully; we all know it, we have heard it again and again…

The trouble is, are we applying it? Are we?

And I have told you before.

Years ago, when the biggest naira note was hundred, I was in a meeting and God said to me son, what kind of Pastor do you want to be?

I said Lord, because I am a Mathematician, I don’t answer a question…, before I answered it; I don’t understand that question…

He said what kind of Pastor do you want to be?

Will you like to be the richest?

Will you like to be the best?

Will you like to be the greatest?

Richest or poorest? Best or worst? Greatest or least?

Haa! There is no choice in that.

Richest or poorest? If God ask you to choose; which one will you chose?

Best or worst? Which one will you choose?

Greatest or least?  Which one will you choose?

So, I chose like you, and He kept quiet.

After sometimes, there was another meeting, He said…, it was offering time; He said son, how about giving the largest denomination in your pocket?

Haa! I almost said get thee behind me Satan, because hundred naira note in those days, at that time the naira is more powerful than the dollar – so you understand, but I said yes Lord.

Not too long after that time I was in another meeting, He asked the same question: what kind of Pastor?

Now I know the question, I gave the answer.

He said, how about we doubling what you have started to give? I said yes Lord; Even though ‘the yes Lord’ wasn’t very loud.

Not long after that, He said how about us tripling it?

And all of a sudden, He open the floodgates; and people will just come and looked at me and say we want to give you something.

Thank you very much

A woman came in October and said I like to give you something, I said what for?

She said for Christmas.

Haa! This is still October!

Well, I just want to give you.

You give, you shall be giving – God will see to it.

The reason why many of us are dying financially is because we are too stingy.

The Bible is given to make you profit.

Galatian 6 verse 7 says God is not deceived, God is not mocked, whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap.

Is there – we have been reading all this while, only that we would begin to apply it from tonight, and there will be no more losses.

I did not hear your amen.

What you sow that is what you will reap.

You sow money, you will reap money. I can guarantee you that.

I have told you this story before, when we started the Holy Ghost service on this camp; I was the only laying hands on everybody because we are few; then we began to increase in number, and I decided to apply the wisdom of God.

So, I choose seven elders to begin to join me in ministry and I gave each one of them a tie that I had worn when ministering.

I told them this tie is soaked in anointing; you wear it, as you minister to the people and the same anointing we continue to work.

And lo and behold, they began to minister…, and in those days, before I understood how to control the flow, when we lay hands on people, they all fell on the ground; can you imagine all of you falling on the ground; where are we going to keep you?

All of a sudden, I discover whenever people travel whether to London, to America, even to South Africa, when they are returning, they brought me ties.

So, after some time I said to God, ha ha, can these people find anything else?

And God said to me, you sow ties, you are reaping ties.

Oh! I said good.

So, I look for Pastors who had the same shoe size like myself and I gave them shoes.

Laugh… I waited one month, no shoe; two month, no shoe; three month, no shoe…

I said, where are my shoes?

Thank God, He is my friend.

How many friends of God are here?

This year is going to be glorious for you in Jesus’ name.

Daddy, where are my shoes?

He said, son, how soon you have a harvest, is determine by the quality of the seed you sow.

When you plant maize, you will reap it in three month.

If you plant cocoa, you have to wait at least three years.

Shoes are more expensive than tie; you have to wait.

And then shoes began to arrive: black shoes, white shoes, red shoes,…

Whatever you shoe that is what you are going to reap – it is the word of God.

Win souls and your prayers will be answered.

Why?

John 15 verse 16 says clearly that you have not chosen Me, I have chosen you, that you go and make fruit and that your fruits abide, and whatsoever you ask the Father in My name shall be answer.

You know what that one mean? Work for God and God will work for you. Simple

Work for God and God will work for you.

Be addicted to soul winning, you will have testimony that we baffled the world.

I will just share one testimony with you and then we can just close, at least I moved out of your way.

I got my P.hD at the University of Lagos way back in 1974.

At that time, all Universities were Universities, I mean there is no kabukabu University then; and I am telling you University of Lagos is a great University; I am sure those of you from that University can agree with me – very great university.

I wrote my Thesis…

Thank You Father.

I want to say amen to this one.

The Lord says there is somebody here tonight He said throughout this year all light are green – everything is just go, go, all light is green.

Now I think it is my turn now, because the Almighty God said there is someone here tonight, He said this year your sun shall shine very very very bright.

Amen and amen.

This one is difficult to believe, but if He says He will do it, and I know He is talking to me anyway.

He said there is someone here tonight, He said, before the end of the year I will double your fortune.

So I wrote my Thesis and submitted, and when I submitted, I went to Ilesha with my Father in the Lord to hold a crusade – crusade in Ilesha, crusade in Ife-wara; we were busy going from one place to the other, holding crusades.

Unknown to me, my Head of Department have taken my Thesis to my external examiner.

External examiner is someone from another University who is a specialist in the field where you are, who will go through your Thesis and determine whether is okay or not.

And usually he takes his own time, you give him the Thesis and you will go away and he write if he likes he can write six month, one year later; you cannot hurry him, he is a specialist.

Within three days of getting my Thesis, he has already finish reading it, and he told my Professor and in case you want to know who was my Professor – he was the Late Professor Chike Obi, he is not an ordinary Professor, he is Professor know throughout the whole world – very very tough, very very strict, highly intelligent…

This man told Professor Obi, go and give this boy his degree.

Professor Obi said what about the oral exam?

He said there is no oral.

Ha ha!

That is not done, there must be an oral – if anybody must have P.hD, there must be an oral, it is part and parcel of the whole process.

This man said, I said, I have no question to ask this man go and give him his degree.

Professor Chike Obi came back took the matter to the Dean, from the Dean to the VC, they all said the same thing: there must be an oral.

Sit this boy down; if you like just ask him two questions: what is your name? Are you the one who wrote this? Ehen, after that one you can say give him his degree; but there must an oral.

The man said who is the specialist in this field?

They said you.

He said I have no questions for this boy go and give him his degree.

Stand on your feet; lift your voice to the Almighty God and say, Father, I will mind Your business please mind my own business.

Open your mouth and talk to the Almighty God.

I will mind Your business from now on. Anytime they talk about Your business, Lord, I will mind Your business, please mind my own business, I will do Your will; anything You will say, anything that is in Your word I will do it. I will win souls, I will go out for evangelism, I will follow up, I will mind Your business, I will build for You, please mind my own business,  mind my own business, mind my own business. Almighty God I promise You, I will mind Your own business, please mind my own business, so that my profit may appear to all; Almighty God give me the grace, while You mind my business. I will mind Your business from now on Lord God Almighty, now that I know the secret, I will mind Your business, so You can mind my business, in that way, there will never be losses for me again. Thank You Father

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Finally, place your times in His hands.

Psalm 31 verse 15, David said my times are in Your hands.

Just handover everything to Him – handover everything to Him!

He knows what do; He knows how you can profit like in the case of Peter, He knows where the fish are; labouring without Him is fruitless efforts, you we just be suffering losses.

If you don’t profit, leave everything for Him, place your times in His hands.

So, if you are here, you have not even surrendered your life to Jesus Christ – that is the first thing you should do.

Surrender your life to Him; let Him take it from there and let us begin to see what will follow.

So, if you are here and you have not yet surrender your life to Jesus and you want to do so, come quickly.

I know some of you are far very very far away, so, I am going to count from one to fifteen.

So begin to come as I begin to count, and come and surrender your life to Jesus Christ – come and surrender your life to Him, that is the only way you can profit – you cannot profit without Him, you need to surrender to Him.

I am counting now.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine…, and counselors should be drawing near please …ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen…

Now, those of you who are already in front and those of you who are coming, talk to Jesus Christ, tell Him I have come to surrender my life to You, takeover my life completely, save my soul, forgive all my sins; from now I will serve You; be my Lord, be my Saviour, I will surrender my life to You completely. Forgive all my sins, and just takeover, takeover, takeover completely…

Talk to the Almighty God

And the rest of us, stretch your hands towards these people and intercede for them.

Pray that God would save their souls; that the One who saved your soul will save their own souls also.

Please pray for them, pray for them, intercede for every one of them – that the Almighty Saviour will save the soul of every one of them.

Those of you who are still on the way, hurry up because I want to pray for your salvation now.

Thank You Jesus

Talk to the Almighty God – Lord have mercy on me, forgive my soul, forgive all my sins, I am surrendering my life to You today, complete surrender, just takeover my life and I will serve You for the rest of my life; just forgive my sins, be my Lord, be my Saviour, step into my life and just takeover…

Thank You Jesus, thank You Lord

If you are on the way, don’t stop; make sure you get before I finish praying because I must pray now.

Thank You Lord

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Saviour we bless Your name, we thank You for Your word. We thank You especially for these people who have come forward to surrender their life to You. Please remember Your promise that whosoever will come unto You, You will in no wise cast out, they have come now please receive them in Jesus’ name, have mercy on them in Jesus’ name, let Your blood wash away their sins in Jesus’ name, save their souls, write their names in the Book of Life. And please Lord, from now on anytime they call on You answer them by fire, don’t let them ever backslide.

In Jesus might name we have prayed.

Amen.

I can see some of you still on the way keep coming, you are not late yet.

Those of you who are in front I congratulate you, beginning from now by the grace of God I will be praying for you, and so, I am going to need your names, your address and your prayer request. The counselors will give you some cards which you should fill very quickly and then return it to the counselors and go back to your sits and I promise I will be praying for you.

If you are still on the way, just make sure you still keep coming; you are not too late yet.

Now, while these people are busy filling their forms, why don’t we talk to God on our own

You just say Father, takeover, takeover my life, takeover my business, takeover my marriage, takeover my everything, I don’t want to suffer any loss any more, just takeover from now on, give me the grace to surrender all to You, to do only those things that are pleasing to You; Father, just step in today and takeover so that I will never again suffer a loss.

Go ahead just talk to God for few minutes while the counselors are attending to these people.

Thank You Counselors – God bless you.

We are going to pray one more prayer before we take testimony if there are any.

Is a prayer that is in form of a seed; what you sow, you will reap.

You will please stand on your feet, join hands together, and this time you pray for your neighbour and say, Father, this Your child I am holding don’t let him ever suffer a loss again.

Go ahead, pray for your neighbour.

This child of Yours don’t let him ever suffer a loss again, never again, don’t let him/don’t let her suffer a loss again: physical, material, spiritual, marital, material wise, no more losses Father, no more losses. Thank You Father.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

I join my faith with yours and I say in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, you will never suffer a loss again. In every facet of your life, you will never suffer a loss again. I declare it loud and clear, so that heaven can hear me, even hell can hear, in the life of every one of you, no more losses.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name

Thank You my Father and my God

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let us put our hands together for the Almighty.

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

ARRESTING THE ARRESTERS

5th of February, 2016

Let us lift our hands to the Most High God and bless His holy name.

Let us worship the King of kings; worship the Lord of lords; bless the Ancient of days.

Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration.

Bless His holy name; bless His holy name.

He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, He is worthy to be magnified.

He is great; He is wonderful; there is no one like Him. Bless His holy name; bless His holy name.

Thank You my Lord, we blessed Your holy name; we worship You.

We give You glory; we give You honour; we give You adoration.

We bless Your Holy name. We bless Your holy name.

Thank You Jesus; Thank You King of kings; Thank You Lord of lords; Thank You Ancient of days; we bless Your holy name; we bless You holy name.

Thank You Lord; thank You my Lord

Thank my Saviour; thank You Ancient of days; thank You Lord of host, Lord strong and mighty, mighty in battle,  King of glory Himself we worship You, we adore You.

We give You all glory, we give You all honour, we give You all adoration

Blessed be Your name forever and ever

Blessed be Your name forever and ever.

Thank You Daddy

Thank You; thank You; thank You Lord

Glory be to Your holy name Father.

Thank You Lord.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Please lift your voices to Him and say: Father, the way You killed Ebola, kill Laser fever.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Just kill it; kill it tonight Lord. Kill Laser fever Lord right now – Just the way You kill Ebola, kill Laser fever tonight Lord – completely. Just kill this demon, kill it once and for all; never to resurface. Kill Laser fever tonight Lord. O yes Lord! Kill it. Thank You Father

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And then, you are going to pray a prayer for yourself and say: Father, whatever will not allow me to pray tonight, destroy it right away.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Anything that will shut my mouth; anything that will not allow me to pray tonight, destroy it straight away, destroy it right away Lord; I have not come to joke tonight Lord, I have come to pray – whatever will not allow me to pray, destroy it right away Lord; destroy straight away. Thank You Father. Thank You Jesus

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

Jehovah, the Man of war

Your mercy endureth

Forever and ever

O praise His holy name.

(Amen)

 

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

Jehovah, the Man of war

Your mercy endureth

Forever and ever

O praise His holy name.

(Amen)

 

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

Jehovah, the Man of war

Your mercy endureth

Forever and ever

O praise His holy name.

(Amen)

King of glory; the Lord; the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle; the Lord of host; the One who never lost a war, glory be to Your holy name – accept our worship in Jesus’ name.

Thank You for all You have done for us since the beginning of the year; thank You for what You will for the rest of the year – please accept our worship in Jesus’ name.

Tonight, my Father and my God, Your children are here, we are here for total victory – give us absolute victory in Jesus’ name.

Your children all over the world, who because of distance cannot come; wherever they may be in Australia, Papua New Guinea, in America, all over the world Father – as they are listening now, give them their victory in Jesus’ name.

Before the rises tomorrow, let everyone of us sing the song of victory. Thank You Almighty God

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let someone shout a big hallelujah.

And shake hands with two or three people and say God will arise for you tonight; and then you may please be seated.

Let us give the Lord a big round over plause.

How many of you want to excel?

You want to be the very very best?

Well! Shout an excellent hallelujah.

Almost thirty years ago, I was in London preparing the Sunday school booklet for the nation. And suddenly I heard my Father in heaven speak and He said son, what would you want for your birthday…, I wasn’t sure God will be interested in birthday, particularly my own.

Lord! If that is You, please could You please repeat the question.

He said, is Me. I said what do You want for your birthday?

I said, what I want Lord is that every member of my congregation will receive a miracle.

He said, is that all?

I said that is all.

He said okay, when you get home, call them together, and I will give them what they want – that was the beginning of Holy Ghost service.

Next month will be exactly thirty years that the Holy Ghost service started.

It is not a program that a man just decided to do – I didn’t dream it, I didn’t plan for it; it is a program born from the heart of God Himself. That is while it has survived thirty years; that is while it is growing stronger year by year.

So, next month by the grace of God, we will have the thirtieth anniversary of the Holy Ghost service from March 3 to March 5 and the Theme this year will be “Winning Side”.  

So, if I were you, I will tell all my friends, all my colleagues; even all my enemies, because if they come next month they will become friends.

I have a strong feeling that God will repeat what He did the first ever that will held the Holy Ghost service – give everybody a miracle.

In 2Kings chapter 13 verse 14 to 19, an incident happened…, this is just introduction, we are yet to get to the real something. … a king came to Elisha, when Elisha was dying and by then Elisha was (according to Bible scholars) a Hundred and Twenty Years Old, and the king said what I am I going to do?

You are my father, you are the one who have been looking after this nation; now, you are about to die; what do I do?

Elisha said, well! Take your bow and arrow.

The King took it.

Elisha laid his hand on the hand of the king, and he asked him to shoot through the open window.

He shot and Elisha prophesied and said that is the arrow of deliverance.

Then he asked him to take the arrow and smite the ground, and he smote the ground three times and stopped, and Elisha was angry – he said who asked you to stop?

He said, you should have kept going till I asked you to stop; then your victory will have been total.

He said, now, because you stopped after three strikes, you will have only three victories.

I would have thought that the king would say, haa! I am sorry; I am sorry my father; I am sorry daddy, please, let me continue to strike. But he stroke three times and stopped.

Tonight, I am going to ask you to pray.

 If you like pray three times and stop because I sent a warning yesterday to those of you who came to the Holy Communion service – if you are not ready to pray, don’t come today.

It is not too late to go now because tonight we are going to pray.

What are we going to do tonight?

I can’t even hear you

Hmmhmm…Good!

We want to talk about: Arresting the Arresters.

Our text is taking from 2Kings chapter 6 from verse 13 to 20.

And while you are opening your Bibles, I want to thank God for my son who spoke before me because he had laid a good foundation.

I think we should give the Lord a round-over plause for him.

2Kings chapter 6 from verse 13 to 20 – the story actually began from verse 8.

A king wanted to fight against the king of Israel and then while he was planning, is plan was being leaked to the man of God who leaked the information to his king.

So, the ambush of the enemies failed.

So, the enemy was upset and he called the council meeting.

He said, who is the spy here telling the king of Israel all that was happening?

And one of the servant said, no no no, there is no spy here – there is a prophet in Israel, everything you are discussing in your bedroom is hearing,

So, we pick up the story from there – from verse 13.

13. And he said, go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, behold, he is in Dothan.

14. Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, compassed the city about

(I like this king, he has respect for the man of God. he want to arrest only man, he sent a whole army. I like that.)

15. And when the servants of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horsed and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! How shall we do?

16. And he answered, fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

17. And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

18. And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

And God is going to smite some enemies with blindness tonight.

19. And Elisha said unto them, this is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. But he led them to Samaria.

20. And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, they may see. And the LORD opened their eyes, and they saw; and behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.

They came to arrest Elisha, but Elisha arrested them.

Tonight, all your arresters shall be arrested.

God has purpose for your life.

God never send anybody into the world without a purpose.

Jeremiah chapter 1 verses 4 and 5. The Bible says, before I formed thee, I knew thee; while you are still in your mother’s womb, I have already ordained you to be a prophet.

You didn’t come into this world by accident – God said, before your father met your mother, I have concluded my plan concerning you.

Even when you are already in the womb, He said, I have settled the matter.

Now, the purpose He has for you is a good one – according to Jeremiah 29 verse 11, He said, I know the thought I think towards you: thought of good and not of evil, to have an expected end.

He said, no no no, there is nothing bad in your destiny.

When I created you, I created you for a purpose; I wanted you to become somebody; I want you to succeed – I have a good plan for your life.

Paul said in Galatians chapter 1 verse 15 to 16; he said God had separated me unto Himself from my mother’s womb.

The reason you are not born a still birth; the reason your mother did not abort your pregnancy is because God has a purpose for your life and it is good purpose.

The fact that you are still alive today is a guarantee that God has a good purpose for your life – that is while you are not dead yet; enemy could have killed you when you are an infant, but God kept you alive because He has a great purpose for your life.

If you believe that let me here you say amen.

Some people reach the goal but God ask for them like in 2Timothy chapter 4 verse 6 to 8.

Paul reached his goal before he died: He said, hey! I have made it.

And in the name of the One who called me, I prophesy to someone here today, you will make it.

Unfortunately however, some people never made it. I mean for example: consider Cain.

Cain was the first born in the whole world but he ended up becoming a vagabond (according to 4 verse 9 to 12) – he ended up a vagabond (a wanderer); he was the first born of the whole world.

And the goal of the Arresters is to prevent you from reaching the goal that God has set for you.

They primary assignment of the Arrester is to make sure you don’t become what God want you to become; and the Arrester will try various means see if they could prevent you from reaching your goal.

David had no problem until the day he was anointed to be king.

The moment he was anointed to be king in 1Samuel chapter 16 verse 11 to 13 trouble began.

According to 1Samuel chapter 17 verse 34 to 37, it was a lion that came first; and if you read the story well, the lion pretended that it was interested in one of the lamb; but as soon as David took the lamb from him, he said, I am not after the lamb, I am actually after you.

He took one lamb from him; he could have taken another one – there were many of them; but he left the lamb alone and say, I know you will defend the lamb.

When the lion fail, a bear came. When the bear failed, Goliath came.

When you get home read 1Samuel 17 very very closely and the listen to what Goliath said.

He said to the Army of Israel, let one man to come and fight me. He knew he will defeat anybody – just sent one man to come and fight me. If he defeats me, the nation of Philistine becomes your nation – you will take us over. If I defeats him, the nation of Israel will become our own.

The devil knew who was to be the king. Goliath wanted to make sure he will take over that kingdom before David will become king; but thank God, Goliath failed.

Tonight, in the Name that is above every other name, your arrester will fail.

Why?

Because, God can always be a step ahead of the enemy

1Peter chapter 5 verse 8 says, your adversary, the devil, like a roaring lion is constantly walking about seeking for whom he may devour, because, he is constantly walking about looking for the next victim.

But 2Chronicle chapter 16 verse 9 says, the eyes of the Lord run to and fro.

The enemy is walking; the eye of God is running – so somebody will arise first?

Before the enemy can get to you, the Almighty God will arrive first.

Now, Arresters can be two basic categories: External Arresters and Internal Arresters.

External Arresters can then be sub-divided into two groups: Physical and Spiritual.

I will deal with External Arresters first before we come to the Internal Arresters because God will deal with all of them tonight.

The first categories of external arresters that we want to look at would be the Arresters that run in the generation: hereditary – before you are born, they are already waiting for you to come.

In 2King chapter 2 verse 19 to 22 – the men of Jericho came to Elisha and said sir we have very beautiful city but we have problems:  we have barrenness; we have pre-mature death because our water is bitter.

Everybody in Jericho was born into a city that was under a curse. A curse had been pronounced on Jericho since the day of Joshua (Joshua chapter 6 verse 26).

Joshua pronounced a curse in Jericho and all those who were born after that was living under a curse.

Some people come from family that when you marry into that family, you marry into a curse.

I mean in some family for example: when a woman give birth to a child, if it is a girl, the mother must not taste salt or oil for seven days or else the girl will die.

If it is a boy, the mother must not taste salt for nine days or else the boy will die and not a joking matter.

And you ask why?

Then said, because long ago, somebody in the generation, he ill-treated a slave and the slave pronounced the curse on the family and people born years later kept on suffering under the curse.

I know, because I was born into such a family, until Jesus saved my soul; after that the curse was broken.

Every curse in your family shall be broken tonight.

And then we see a classical example in the Bible, how God dealt with arresters coming from your root.

In Exodus chapter 14 from verse 1 to 28; my wife who led prayer for Nigeria had already refer to it.

The children of Israel thought they were free at last but they were by the red sea; then, they looked back… what did they see?

They saw the army that had kept their generations upon generations in bondage for more than four hundred years coming after them again to take them right back into bondage.

But then, God moved and drowned them all.

He drowned them all because the Bible says; the wind and the sea obey Him.

He told the sea to part in two so that the enemies coming from generations passed and walked into the river or walk into the middle of the sea can be drowned.

I will tell you a story and you will be ready to pray your prayer number one. You have had it before for at least some of you.

Two people fought – two fathers fought in a village somewhere in Ondo state.

One of the two fathers fighting; one said to the other, by the time I am finished with you, nobody will remember you came to the world.

The other one thought it was the joke of an angry man; but fifteen days later, he discovered it wasn’t a joke, because he died.

His children came home to bury their father; among the children was the first born who had just returned from Germany, he came home with a brand new car.

After the burial of their father, on his way back to his place of work, he had an accident and died.

They brought his died body back home; the mother saw the greatest joy of her life dead; she collapse and died.

The other children came, bury their mother; bury their brother. On their way back, the next to the boy who died had and accident and died.

And it went on and on until they remain only one boy in the family; and the only one boy happens to be a student of medicine at Ibadan.

He went home after doing the final burial of his last fellow and the man who cursed his father saw him and said haha there is still one of you! He said okay!

Before I killed this one I will touch him a little.

The boy return to Ibadan just went crazy – began to tier his books, tier his cloths; gathered them together and set them on fire.

The picked him up and took him to Aro, they loaded him with drugs.

When they thought he was better, he came back. And because he had burnt everything he had, he went home to collect money from his Papa Cocoa Plantation, that man saw him.

Haa! You are not already working naked in the street!

Okay!

They boy came back to the University; again, every books he bought, the dress he bought, tour them and burnt them. They took him back to Aro.

And he kept going to and fro, to and fro; until finally someone said, this is not a medical case and they brought him to Redemption Camp.

When he came here, he had not slept for fourteen days; his eyes were red.

Anyway, to cut the long story short, we prayed, my Father took over; when he became normal, we told him don’t go home yet, finished your studies, the Almighty God will be responsible.

I still remember the day like yesterday when he graduated as a medical doctor.

When he came to my office in Ebute-Metta, he was crying.

The Almighty God intervened and dealt with that arrester from His root.

Stand on your feet.

Lift your voice to the Almighty and say: Father, every arrester in my foundation, arrest it right now.

Open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God. Arrest every arrester in my foundation. Arrest every arresters in my foundation Lord. Drown every arrester in my foundation – drown them, drown them. (Speaking in the Spirit). Every arrester in my roots arrest them tonight, arrest them tonight, arrest them tonight. Every arrester in my roots, God arrest tonight; arrest tonight; thank You Father. O Yes arrest every arrester in my root.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

You may please be seated.

Thank you.

You have started very well; I pray you will continue well.

Second categories of arresters are those who are just envious of your achievement.

In Numbers 16 verse 1 to 33. Moses was minding his own business.

He was just doing what God called him to do; he wasn’t fighting anybody; he was just doing his business.

All of a sudden, some people ganged up against him – Kohath, Dathan and Abiram; and before your knew they began to assembly some people, and they said, let us challenge him – are you the only one who can hear from God; we too can hear from God.

Who said you should become our leader anyway? What is going on?

Moses said, I was minding business as a shepherd and when God interrupted me and asked me to come and do this; I didn’t plan for it.

We don’t want to hear.

Okay! Let us talk to the One who gave me the assignment and the Almighty God spoke to Moses and said, don’t worry, I know what I will do – I will bury them alive.

You see, many at times we tends to forget that the Bible say that the earth is the Lord and the fullness thereof (Psalm 24 verse 1)

Many at times we tend to forget that the earth trembles in the presence of the Almighty God (Psalm 114 verse 7).

Many at times we tend to forget that the Bible says, when God looks at the earth, the earth trembles. All He has to do is just to look, and when He touches the hills, they begin to smoke (Psalm 104 verses 32).

So, those in your place of work that you have not offended, that you are just minding your own business, but they are ganging up against you, I have news for them tonight – they will hear from my God.

That is while you must never take part in a revolt or a gang up against somebody who is just minding his own business.

I will just give one little example, there so many.

My father-in-Lord told me the story.

He started a church, a branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Oshogbo several years ago; and the church began to do well.

And of a sudden, the Pastor there said the church is no longer part of Redeem to him.

And my father went to see him and said, haa! Son, we started this church in the name of Redeemed Christian Church of God?

He said, haha, everybody here, they are my converts.

Papa said, but, you are not the Saviour; you may have preached to them but God is the One who saved their souls.

He said, I don’t want to hear; get out of here if you don’t want trouble.

Papa say, please o, don’t quarrel; shall we pray so that I can go.

Some people say, why am I so gentle?

Is because I know who my God is.

While they were praying, a wind blew as if it was going to rain but there was no cloud, there was nothing – Papa came outside and saw nothing and left.

By the following morning, that man was cover from head to toe with leprosy.

Stand on your feet.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, every arrester of my achievements, bury them alive.

Open your mouth. Every arrester of my achievements, everyone who is against me because of what God has done for me, if they don’t repent, Father, bury them alive, bury them alive. (Speaking in the Spirit). Thank You; thank You Jesus. (speaking in the Spirit) thank You Daddy. Yes Lord! Yes Lord! Thank You Jesus. Bury them alive Lord, every arrester of my achievement; every enemy of my achievement, bury alive Lord, bury alive, bury alive. Thank You Daddy.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

The third categories of arresters are the enemies of progress.

They are not worry as long as you do not make progress; if you just remain on one sport forever – no problem.

But when you get to Joshua chapter 10 from verse 1 to 11; you would found an interesting story there.

Five kings ganged up together against Joshua.

Why?

They said this young man is making too rapid a progress, let us stop him.

And am sure many of you will know what I am talking about.

You have no enemies as long as you go to them to beg for food;

As long as you wear hand-me-downs – you will come to them, they will give you the dress they have worn so much that it is already faded – that is fine.

And all of a sudden, haha! You began to break forth; haa! they said, let us arrest him.

Five kings! Gathered against one boy and they said, look at the way he is going; but I thank God, my God decided to bomb them.

He just sends down heavy stones from heaven – my God is the original Bomber.

And He is going to do some bombing here tonight.

And I think any witch or wizard that may be present; you should begin to get nervous, because from tonight you won’t fly again.

Isaiah 66 verse 1 says, heaven is the throne of God, the earth is his foot stool.

You know some years ago, in the first auditorium, we are having convention and then we are very few in those days – the convention, usually the Friday night ends around midnight.

I have already prayed for everybody – the sick, the barren, etcetera.

Finally, I wanted to pray for the Pastors, so I said all ministers come forward.

And suddenly I heard a communication; a witch on my right was talking to a witch on my left, saying it is time for us to intervene.

How many of you remember the day?

Okay. The old ones will do.

The younger ones were not around then.

And I heard, the men of God are coming forward, the witches said, it is time for them to intervene.

So, I have to say, minister of God wait wait wait; and I said to the witches, if you don’t want to be bury within seven days come out.

I told everybody to close their eyes; but I remember one who said I am sorry daddy, I didn’t close my own.

I just heard one of them speaking.

When I say witches will no longer be able to fly, he said let us wait and see.

I decree in the Name of the One who called me, every witch here tonight that will not repent, the ground will swallow him or her.

So, the Bible says, heaven is the throne of God, the earth is his foot stool, that means everything between heaven and earth is under the control of God.

As a matter of fact the Bible says, in Ephesians 1 verse 18 to 23, says Jesus Christ is seated with the Father in heaven, far above principalities and powers.

Don’t let anybody frighten you, God is above every enemy you may have.

And in any case the Bible says, at the name of Jesus every knee must bow.

Some of the old ones will remember this testimony.

We had a Holy Ghost congress as Christ Redeemer’s congress we used to call it then.

At Ibadan grammar school several years ago, and there was this young man – a lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University, who came to the congress on the last day.

Years before, he wanted to travel to America and then his parent decided to hold a party to send him off…, if I can remember correctly, he came from somewhere in Ondo state.

…and then, one of the people who was guest at that sendoff party said, the son of so and so is going Abroad! By the time he returns, he will become bigger than me and his father now will begin to ride a car.

So, let us give him something to take along.

So, he put a charm on him.

The young man arrived in America and from the moment he arrived, fire began to burn inside the stomach; there were the best of Doctors, they examined him from head to toe, they said nothing wrong with you.

He said, haa! He said, the fire is burning; he said, he could hold it.

We have checked everything; there is nothing wrong with you; he said, haha!

I decree tonight, every sickness that the Doctors say they don’t know the cause, shall be heal tonight.

Anyway he suffered throughout his stay in America; manage to get his P.hD; came back to Nigeria, became a lecture at the University – Ahmadu Bello University; but the pain continues – the fire continued.

And then, he heard that miracles always happen at the congress; so, he decided to come to Ibadan, and the devil put all manners of obstacles in his way.

The congress started on Wednesday, he left on Friday, he couldn’t arrive until Monday just as we are about to finished. And I remember I was preaching and he was in the crowd; suddenly I heard somebody shouting – it is gone; it is gone.

After I finished preaching, what is it that is gone? Then, he told the story

Every plan that God did not plant in your body shall be uprooted tonight.

But before you pray, I will tell one another story which some of the elders here know.

These are true stories; I am not making them up.

Am man came to church with his wife.

He said, I don’t know what is happening, he said the moment I began to make progress problems came.

He gave his life to Jesus, and we began to pray for him.

And all of a sudden we couldn’t see his wife – son, what is happening; your wife is not coming?

And so, we decided to do a follow up: sister, why are we not seeing you in church?

She said, since I started coming to your church, I could not no longer fly.

Stand on your feet.

….burn them; burn them; don’t let the witches be able to fly again; burn them, burn them; burn them Lord, every one of them burn them; burn them, burn them, burn them; o yes Lord, burn them, every enemy of our progress, every one of them – known and unknown, if they don’t repent burn them Lord; burn them, every one of them Lord, burn them. Thank You Jesus; thank You Jesus; burn them. Burn every one of them; don’t let any witch here be able to fly again, never again, burn them. (speaking in the Spirit) thank You Jesus. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

The next categories of external enemy that would want to arrest you are what the Bible calls ‘family foes’.

Mathew chapter 10 verse 36. Jesus Christ Himself said it – the Truth; the One who is the Truth said, a man’s foes would be men of his own household.

That is one of the worst forms of arresters.

The people you are living with; sleeping with, eating with – they know your plans because you think they her members of your family; you think they wish you well.

There several funny situations case that came to my mind; quickly was the case of a young man that escape assassination, and somehow he was able to grab one of the assassins and that one said, is your brother, your elder brother who send us.

So, he came to the elder brother… why? Because I am the one feeding you, supply all your needs – he said that was why.

I am your elder brother; I am supposed to be feeding you.

So, that is why you want kill me!

Is nothing new! It has been there since Genesis.

The Almighty God told Joseph glimpse of what he will becomes.

In Genesis 37 verse 17 to 28. His brother said, behold the dreamer cometh, let us kill him and see what will become of his dreams.

His brothers! Children of the same father; finally they sold him to slavery.

They said, that is good; but glory be to God.

The same brother still came to bow down to him.

Every household enemy of any of you here will come and bow down before you.

In 1Samuel 17 verse 22 to 29; when David came to the battle front and saw Goliath threatening everybody, and he said who is this giant? What is the reward of killing him?

And they were telling him anybody who can kill him become the in-law of the king.

His brother, Eliah, heard and said, what are you doing here? You are supposed to be in the bush looking after sheep and goat – the brother had been jealous from the day they anointed him king.

But, by the time you read 1Samuel 22 verses 1 and 2, this same brother and all the others came under David and he became captain over them.

I am going to ask you to pray about these family foes; some of us may think what kind of prayers are you asking us to pray tonight.

So, I will tell you a story while you must pray this prayer with all your heart – true story.

When I was in the primary school, there was a girl in my village, she was the fastest thing you ever saw – I mean she could run.

She was the fastest in what we used to call Oyo province.

The old people will remember those days.

We had: western region; eastern region, northern region and then we had Oyo province and other provinces.

And she qualified to go and run in the western region.

And all of a sudden she died.

Haha! No sickness; nothing – she just died.

Not too long after that his father at the point of death began to confess to all the evils that he had done.

And every witch that may be here, before you die, you will confess.

I warned you that tonight will be hurt.

He said, he was the one who killed the daughter; and when people said, why?

He said he was becoming too popular.

Stand on your feet.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, every arrester within my family, before they destroy me, destroy them.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Every arrester within my family, before they could destroy me, finished them off. Every arrester within the family; every wolf, behaving as if he is a sheep, haha Father, before they destroy me, help me now O Lord, before they destroy me, destroy them, unless they repent first. If they repent first, well! There will be no problem. But, if they determined to destroy me, destroy them. Over to You Lord, just have Your way Lord, have Your way. Thank You Father. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So, shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

And just in case you think I am being too tough!

I am sure, some of you heard the testimony of a brother who was always having good assessment and all of a sudden they sacked him and one day.

He came to the Holy Ghost service, when we are still in the first auditorium; the word of God came and says ‘there is someone here, that someone close to you is going to die within a week that you should not be sad, because he is the one behind your problem’.

The following week, his father died.

The moment his father died, they recalled him in his place of work and give him double promotion.

Every person in your families standing against your progress, if they don’t repent, my Father will deal with them

And then, the fifth category will be forces that are against you simply because of your closeness with God.

The reason they hate you is because you love Jesus; because you are serving God, you are communicating with God – they don’t like it.

They don’t like your prayers and in case you think I am joking, they are several people who could tell you that no no no that is true.

I have seen a wife who said to the husband that your prayers are too many; why are you praying so much?

But in 2Kings chapter 1 verse 9 to 12; we have a case there – of Elijah, seating on the mountain top, just communicating with God. He was not quarrelling with anybody.

But then a King sent fifty soldiers and a captain to go and arrest him.

And I like Elijah, he just roasted them; and the king sent another fifth soldier with their captain, and he roasted them again.

You see, the problem with many of us is that we have this tendency of thinking that Jesus Christ is only the Lamb of God.

Yes! He is the Lamb, but He is also the Lion.

God is Love but God is also the consuming fire.

Somebody say, if you are all sugar, people who will use you to drink tea…, if you don’t know once in a while to be the son of the Lion; these people will just be working over you, stamping over you.

In the Name that is above every other name, every arrester will be arrested tonight.

How come Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego got into trouble, is because they said we will no longer bow down to idols – we will not bow down to idols, we will serve the living God; that was why they got into trouble; That was why they got thrown into the fire.

But thank God the fourth man was there, and those who threw them into the fire who died, not they.

How come Daniel got into trouble, in Daniel chapter 6, it is because he will not compromise.

They others said we cannot find anything against him – he won’t take bribe, he won’t bend; but, the only way we can get him is if we ask him not to pray.

When praying becomes an offence, God has to arise.

I don’t know which of the stories to tell you?

May be I should tell you this one that many of the elders will remember.

One my sons went to do Youth Service in a College in Benin, a girl school somewhere.

And the vice- principal there at that time was completely against Christ – really hated Christ.

So, he made a rule, “nobody must call the name of Jesus Christ in that College”.

He was the vice-principal.

In the main time, my son had converted some girls; even the Principal was afraid of this one because they know he was seriously occultic.

So, the girls decided that we already know Jesus; we cannot do but pray and talk to Him.

And then, they began to meet in secret.

When it is dark, they will go and seat in the middle of the football field and begin to pray.

One day, the vice-principal saw them and said, haha! When I said nobody should mention the name of Jesus Christ in this College, you girls you are here!

So, he wrote down their names; he said, by tomorrow, you will be expelled.

The poor girls ran to their youth corper teacher and told him what happen.

The Youth corper said God, what have I done?

He lifted up his eyes to God, and said, please God, if anybody is going to suffer, let it be me; don’t let it be these innocent girls; intervene!

In the main time the VP had got home, the Vice-principal, has gone home to his wife that early tomorrow I am going to expel some girls because they were calling the name of Jesus.

So, it was 8:00am the following morning; and the wife saw that he was not ready to go for assembly where he will do the expulsion.

She went to the door of the bedroom and knocked – Papa Born-boy, Papa Born-boy, Papa Born-boy…

When she opened the door, Papa Born-boy was dead.

Stand on your feet.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: every force trying to interfere between you and I, Almighty God, roast them, roast them.

Send down Your fire O Lord. Every force trying to interfere in the relationship between me and You Lord, roast them, roast them. Almighty God, every force trying to interfere in the relationship between me and You O God, roast them, roast them. Send down the fire and roast them. Thank You Father. Every force that won’t let me pray; every force that won’t let me worship You; every force that won’t let me serve You; every force against me because I am close to You, Father, roast them, roast them Lord, roast them. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

You may please be seated.

Are you tired?

Because we are not half way yet

O! thank You Daddy.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said in less than 24hours, you will shout the siege is over.

Hallelujah

Daddy says, there is someone here, He said, you have defeated them before, but now, they seem to be regrouping, He said you will defeat them again.

O! Thank You Father.

The said there is someone here tonight, He said I will do a new thing, He said because some of your former enemies will begin to defend you.

Okay! Now!

External enemies are easy to deal with.

The real problems are the internal ones; and I will just touch a-few of them.

Arrester number one among the internal ones is your appetite – appetite for food.

I told those who came for the Holy Communion service yesterday – I said, a meal can arrest a destiny.

And I gave you the example that in Genesis 25 verse 29 to 34: Esau ate one meal – one meal, one potage(a plate of potage), and from that day onward he sold his birth right and his destiny was arrested.

So that when the time came, when he should have been blessed, when the day of his breakthrough came…, in Genesis 27 verse 30 to 37, …somebody else got the blessing;

So that, even when he cried to his father, when he wept bitterly and say Papa, won’t you have at least one blessing left!

The father, said, haa! I have already made him your lord – he said you will serve him.

1Corinthians 6 verse 13, the Bible says, meat for the belly; belly for meat, both of them shall be destroyed.

There are some of you; your stomach is the problem.

The time when you are supposed to be fasting, you want to eat – food food food.

There are some of us here who have not fasted a single day since we all began.

Philippians chapter 3 verse 19 says, if your belly is your God, then your end will be destruction.

In 2Corinthians chapter 11 verse 27, Paul said, I fast often; I fast often.

I know some of you already complaining- ‘well! We don’t know what is wrong with daddy now; every year – fast, fast;

We fasted the hundred days, he said that is not enough; add forty to recharge your battery; this year now, he said fifty; only God knows how many days he will say next year…’

You wait and see. (laughing)

I am going to be Seventy-Four in less than a month, I am still fasting; so, what is your excuse?

If I ask you to fast and I am eating, eneh, you can complain.

I told that those who are seventy and above are exempted but the exemption did not include me.

I will tell you two stories. I will tell you two stories.

Both of them had to do with me.

 I went home on holidays and we prepared meal: pounded yam…, which am sure you know it is my favorite food; … with bush meat, with serious combined okro soup… {(laughing), I can see some of you, you are seriously smelling the food}

As I was about to eat the food, I heard God clearly saying ‘son, don’t eat’.

Haahaa! I said, Daddy, I am on holidays; and I know who prepare this food, there is no poison in it or no danger.

At least a man must relax ones in a while; abi?

I want to eat again and I heard him says ‘son, don’t eat’.

The temptation was too much – I ate.

Just as I finished eating, information came that my elder sister had been knocked down by small-pulse, and they have sent for me to come and pray.

Laughing

You want to face small-pulse with a belly full of pounded yam.

When I got to her and I saw how she was covered from head to toe with small pulse I realize while God said, don’t eat.

I ran to the back of the house, and put my hand in my throat, (laugh) brought out the food by force; then, I went and confronted small-pulse.

I thank that by the second day, my sister was completely well again.

That is one story.

We are going to pray in a moment.

I remember that one just before I came in here and I said I need to tell this for the sake of the young ones.

I had done something good for a member of the family and she decided to come and say thank you and she prepared asaro (potage).

I mean, the thing was yellow; you could smell the…, oh! I was very young then, I was just in the secondary school; and my mother had told me, never eat out when I am not there.

So, she brought the food and thank God I took it from her and she said go ahead, eat.

I said, I will, I will, very very soon!

My mother came, I didn’t touch the food.

So, I showed it to her; my mother put her two hands on her head…

Who brought this?

I said so so and so.

She said, O God! O God! the only son I have

I said what is the problem?

She said, hey! you have eaten part of it?

I say no oooh

You told me never to eat – I didn’t eat anything.

Throughout that night…, because I was sleeping in the same room with my mother; …she will wake me up – are you alright.

I will say I am alright.

No stomach problem…?

I will say no.

You mean you didn’t eat that?

I said I didn’t eat.

By the following morning, that thing that was yellow and…, had become black.

My mother said come and see what I am talking to you about.

She took a little bit threw it to a dog, the dog ran.

Stand on your feet.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, don’t let my belly destroy me.

Open your mouth and pray. Don’t let my appetite for food destroy me. Don’t let my belly destroy me. Open your mouth and pray. Open your mouth and pray. Don’t let my belly destroy me. Don’t let my belly destroy me. Please Lord, I beg You tonight, don’t let my belly destroy me. Don’t let my belly destroy me. Don’t let my belly destroy me. Don’t let my belly destroy me, I beg You Lord God Almighty, don’t let my belly destroy me. Please Daddy, don’t let my belly destroy me. Thank You Father. Don’t let my belly destroy me. Please Lord, don’t let my belly destroy me. Don’t let my belly destroy me. Don’t let me eat poison, have mercy on me, have mercy on me.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

We are praying strongly when we are dealing with external enemies, you better pray even more strongly when we are dealing with the internal ones, because the external ones are gone now.

We need to deal with the internal ones because those are the ones you carry about.

The second arrester that is internal is lust of the flesh – the lust of the flesh; particularly the hunger for unholy sex.

In Genesis 35 verse 22, the Bible talked about Reuben, the first born of Jacob.

The Bible said this young man saw the young wife of his father and went into her.

The father heard and kept quiet.

In fact, if you read the story you will be amazed (that verse 22). 

It said, this young man went in unto his father’s young wife, and the father heard it – full stop

And it just continued the story.

The father pretended as if he did not hear anything; as if he did not know anything, he just kept quiet.

He waited until the day of his death, when there is no room for maneuver.

He gather all his children together and started with this first born

Genesis 49 from verse 1 to 4. He said Reuben, you are first born, you are supposed to be the best of all I have; he said, but you will not excel.

He finished cursing him and died so that there will be no room for repentance.

Lust of the flesh

Judges 16 verse 1 to 31 is another example.

It tells you the story of Samson – powerful man of God; highly anointed; and I have several people says, so called men of God, they say your own is too much, after all we commit adultery and the ministry is still growing.

I said okay Sir.

One day will be one day.

I have heard one who even said to me, Jesus Christ said, if your brother offences you seventy times seven times is a day, you should forgive him.

I said yes, He said so.

He said, He should forgive me then, If I commit adultery just about seven times is in a week.

I told him, sir, you will split hell while going to…

He said eeen, seat down there.

Listen to me and listen to me very well – those of you who think adultery and fornication is something to joke with…!

One of the greatest arrester of destiny is immorality

Samson was a mighty man of God, highly anointed, went into the house of harlot; the enemies heard they surrounded him.

He slept till midnight, then he got up and said ehen, let me see any of you who can come against me.

The enemy went into hiding; the gate of the city had been shut against him.

He got there, shook the gate open, carry it to the top of a mountain, and said, you will suffer before you will bring your gate back – Mighty man of God

But it was a woman that got him; when finally the Day of Judgment came.

A mighty man of God became a prisoner in the dungeon of the enemy.

The one, when he arose the enemies will flew; became somebody who was dancing in the prison of the enemy.

I will tell you a story.

When I was much younger, there was a young man in my village, we are the same age; we are not even sure who is older than whom and I am talking of 1956, so, you will know how long ago.

I am talking of a time when in my village, only one man had a car and he did not live in the town; he will come once in a while.

So, the rich people, (people you could call rich), are those who have bicycles; and in those days there were two popular brands of bicycles: one is called Roish, the other is called Rally.

Rally was like Mercedez x-class in my village then.

This boy as young as he was, everything he touch prospered. He had a brand new Rally bicycle.

And there was this elderly man in the village who had a very young wife, the girl was far from him in age – I think they marry because of family arrangements.

And so, this my friend saw a young lady, the husband is old, so…, and the young lady saw a young man who have plenty of money, and so, they began to interact.

Now, the old man discovered, and called a compound meeting and told the elders: help me beg this boy to leave my wife alone.

No oo! I never come near.

Haha! What has gone passed is gone, please leave my wife alone.

Because in those days, things have changed now, if a man finds you fooling around with his wife, they don’t take you to court, they put something on the wife that is called ‘don’t climb’

(Laughing) Lord have mercy

It means if you climb, you will die.

So after the old man warm this young man, and the young man did not listen, he put don’t climb on his wife.

Now, the elders they are all pretending as if they don’t know what I am talking about, that is all right.

The elders will tell you that, if you climb a woman to whom that there is a notice don’t climb (an invisible notice), what will have is that, after you have done what you have done, you will begin to somersault.

Now if the fellow somersaults first time, second time; provided he doesn’t somersault the third time, there is still a cure: the solution is hold him down and cry for help.

So, this my young friend went into the house of the young wife when everybody had gone to the farm and he began to somersault – first time, second time, (he was crying to the woman, hold me down, hold me down), but terrifying, instead of holding him down, the lady ran out.

So, this young man with tremendous potentials died naked.

Stand on your feet.

Cry to God and say: Father, don’t let my sun set in the noon time.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Don’t let my sun set in the afternoon please. Don’t let my flesh kill me; don’t let my flesh destroy me. Don’t let my sun set in the afternoon. You better pray – this is serious. Don’t let my sun set in the afternoon. Don’t let my sun set in the afternoon. Don’t let my sun set in the afternoon I beg you Lord. Don’t let the lust of the flesh cause my sun to set in the afternoon. Please, please Lord, do something about my flesh tonight; O Lord, don’t let my flesh cause my sun to set in the afternoon, please Daddy. Please Lord, don’t let my sun set in the afternoon. Don’t let my sun set in the afternoon. Don’t let my sun set in the afternoon. And don’t pray for yourself alone, pray for your children also. Pray for your relatives. Pray for your husband; pray for your wife. Please Lord, don’t let the lust of the flesh cause our sun to set in the afternoon please Daddy. Please Lord; thank You Father; don’t let my flesh cause my son to set in the afternoon, please Lord, please Lord. Don’t let the lust of my flesh be my doomed, don’t let my sun set in the afternoon. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

You may please be seated.

Another internal arrester of destiny is laziness.

That is why some people cannot pray, they are lazy.

They know God answers prayers and they cannot even pray for one hour – they are lazy.

If it is talking, they can talk for three hours nonstop – talking nothing.

They can discuss politics; discuss the economy of a nation, discuss everything rather pray.

Prayer is hard work; but it pays.

The Bible says in Proverbs chapter 13 verse 4 it said, the soul of the sluggard desires and has nothing

Proverbs chapter 12 verse 24 says, the hand of diligent shall bear rule; but the slothful shall be under tribute.

Lazy people never reach their goal. They cannot work hard; they just want to play.

Some of us have heard prophesies that came directly and you know that you that you know this is for me; but, when it comes to working it into reality, praying it into existence, you fail.

One great man of God was talking to me, just last January, he said, it is only now I realize that there were several promises of God for me, I just seats down at home waiting for them to come to pass instead of doing something about.

I said thank God you are not dead yet, it is not too late.

Proverbs 19 verse 15 says the idle soul shall suffer hunger – that is the word of the Lord – the idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Proverbs 23 verse 21 says drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

I remember years ago when we began to attend Kenneth Hagin camp meeting when we began to learn about faith, convention of faith, that whatever you say and God hears you will do.

I remember one of my friends then, every day he will wake up in the morning – I will have a car, I will have a car… I claim it, I have a brand new car

Ten years later he was still trekking; not that God did not hear; but God is a reward of those who diligently seek Him. God does not reward laziness.

Like I use to tell my children who are students; it is good to attend fellowships, to worship, to pray, to study the Bible; read your books! Because if you don’t, you will fail!

Ha! It is written, the Holy Spirit is supposed to help us; I said, yeah! The Bible says the Holy Spirit will remind you of what you have learnt.

If you have learnt nothing, He will have nothing to remind you off.

But, He supposed to be our helper;

O sure! If you fail, He will comfort you.

Hard work!

Thank God I learn hard work from my Father.

In his life time, nobody is allowed to be idle at all. The only time you are idle is when you are fast at sleep in the night.

If we are tilling the ground in the farm, and the rain begins to fall, if the rain is not too heavy, we will keep going.

And some of the elders here know what I am talking about, that was the way it was.

As a matter of fact, there is a saying that, when you are planting the maize of a particular season, your belly will be dry, your back will be wet.

How many of you here know what I am talking about; you know you will even work when it is raining?

You only stop: you come out of the rain when the rain is so heavy that it won’t allow you to see.

The moment you come into the hurt, you have something else to do – killing melon, removing maize from the curb, something to keep going – never an idle moment.

And I thank my God that I had such a father because I am benefiting from it now.

Laziness will clothe a man with rags.

The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: hardworking fellow will always be on top.

You know the story.

Two people went to consult an oracle as to their future and the oracle said to one, haa! You are going to be king; he said me, the oracle said yes, you are king.

And the oracle turn to the second fellow, you will be a servant; haha! The oracle said it is a settled matter.

Okay! They left the place.

The one the oracle said he would be a king went home rejoicing.

The one the oracle said he would be a servant was saying haha! God, what have I done? Why must I be a servant?

So, he got home; got a cutlass, got a hoe, gather some yams, some maize that he had and walks far into the bush, into a no-man’s land and he began to cultivate the ground.

He kept telling himself, I refuse to be a servant; I refuse to be a servant.

When his back is aching, he will tell the back, you better don’t ache because I refuse to be a servant.

Is there somebody here who refuses to be a servant?

In the main time, the one that they said he is going to be a king sat down at home: king of tomorrow (oba lola) – he sat down at home doing nothing; the oracle cannot fail, I am going to be a king.

Suddenly, there was feminine in the town; in the main time, the one cultivating, the one who was supposed to be servant had been piling up harvests, he kept on planting, storing everything;

A hunter stumbled on the farm, where this man had store house of yams, of maize, of beans, of everything; and went to town and said, I have discover where there is food.

And the people in the town came to the man and say please, give us food.

He said, money.

We have no money left, we have spent everything.

Well! You want my food then you have to be my servant.

And so, the one they said he is going to be a servant became a king because the town shifted.

And one day the one that the oracle said he was going to be a king arrived and the fellow who was to be a servant looked at him  and said haha, is that not oba lola

The diligent hands shall bear rule.

Many of us are where we are today because of our laziness, not because of enemies from our father’s house, not because of enemies from anywhere; we happen to be our own enemies.

Stand on your feet.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God; this time, pray this prayer with all your heart; and say: Father, let me stop being my own enemy.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. don’t let laziness destroy me, don’t let laziness destroy me; help me Lord, help me, don’t let laziness destroy me; let me stop being my own enemy; let me stop being my own enemy. Lord God Almighty, don’t let laziness  destroy me, don’t let laziness destroy me, don’t let laziness destroy me; please Lord let me wake up, let me become diligent, let me become hardworking, don’t let me be my own enemy Lord have mercy. Have mercy on me, don’t let laziness destroy me; don’t let laziness destroy me. please help Lord, let me stop being my own enemy; let me stop being my own enemy. Let me stop being my own enemy, don’t let laziness destroy me; don’t let laziness destroy me please Lord, please Lord. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

You may please be seated.

Don’t worry, I am about to close.

One of the greatest arresters of destiny that is internal is temper, anger, violent temper.

Exodus chapter 2 verse 11 to 15 tells us what happened when Moses went out to see his brethren and he saw an Egyptians ill-treating an Israeli, the Bible says he looked right and left, saw nobody was watching, he killed the fellow and buried him in the desert, and then he ran.

From that day onward, the devil knew – Deliverer, I have got you.

You know I have thought this lesson before in the School of Disciples and I gave the illustration of what we called the Joker card.

And by the way, I have a book titled ‘Arresting the Arresters’.

What I am teaching now is not from that book because I cannot finish everything in one day.

If you want to…, you can go to CRM bookshop and get the book; you will get more information.

I gave the illustration of Joker Card.

In those days, when we used to play cards, when we distribute cards and you look at your own and a joker is there and you know you have won; it does not matter what the other fellow has.

Let him put down everything he has – king, princess, queen, everything; he just put down the joker and you have won.

The day the Devil discovered that Moses have the violent temper, he knew he had him – he had a joker card.

And all the time Moses was travelling, leading the children of Israel to the Promise land, the Devil did not say a word – keep going man, I have the joker card!

Well, you know what happen in Numbers chapter 20 verse 7 to 12. God spoke to Moses, speak to the rock and it will bring forth water but he started talking to the people  – you stiff-necked people, must we bring you water out of the rock; he forgot the instructions because as he spoke, his anger rose and instead of speaking to the rock, he hit the rock twice.

And God said, you won’t get to the Promise Land; and Satan just kept laughing – ehen! I got him; I played my joker card.

Ecclesiastes chapter 7 verse 9 says anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

When you are feeling angry, remember to tell yourself: don’t be a fool

You can destroy so much in minutes because of anger.

The Bible says in Proverbs chapter 16 verse 32, it says, He who is slow to anger is better that the mighty.

You have to talk to God about your temper

Ehen! I never get angry until somebody provoked me.

That is true!

Provocation is what leads to anger; but the one who is slow to anger is better than the mighty.

I mean, you have heard people say, when they say they are angry – what do they say?

They say: I was mad.

Anger is temporary madness; and mad people do a lot of horrible things.

I will tell you a true story. I had the story only last month and it shook me to my bones.

A man brought a brand new car and he was watching it, he was adoring the car, cleaning, cleaning the car.

And his son, a young boy, I think…, I cannot remember the age – maybe 4 or 5, was scratching something on the new car with a sharp object on the other side of the car.

And the man…en! my new car! this boy! You are scratching…!

In his anger, he grabbed the first thing he could lay hands on, and it was a hammer… true story

And began to smash the hand of the boy; by the time he came to himself, the fingers of the boy were already mangled.

He rushed the boy to the hospital and they had to amputate all the fingers of his right hand.

The following day, the boy said to him, daddy, when will my fingers grow?

And the man went out to the car, and he looked at what the boy wrote on the car – what he scratched on the car.

You what it read?

The boy wrote: I love you daddy.

The man could not bear the pain, he committed suicide.

Stand on your feet.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, don’t let me destroy my own future.

Go ahead, cry to the Almighty God; this is not a joking matter. Please Daddy, don’t let me destroy my own future through anger, through temper; please Lord, please Lord, don’t let me destroy my own future. Please, please, don’t let me destroy my own future. Please, don’t let me destroy my own future; don’t let me destroy my own future. Don’t let me destroy my own future. Please have mercy on me, don’t let me destroy my own future. Please Lord, don’t let me destroy my own future; thank You Jesus. Please Lord, don’t let me destroy my own future, have mercy on me Lord. Thank You Almighty; thank You Father; thank You Almighty God; blessed be Your holy name. Have mercy on me Lord, don’t let me destroy my own future; Deal with every form of violent tempers in me; uproot every root of anger; please don’t let me destroy my own future. Thank You Father, thank You Father. Hallelujah Father. O Lord have mercy on me, don’t let me destroy my own future. Glory be to Your holy name.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Conclusion

It is impossible to arrest a holy man.

Like you have already heard in 2Kings chapter 1 verse 1 to 12, when they came to arrest Elijah, he roasted them.

You cannot arrest a holy man.

If you try it, he will arrest you instead.

2Kings chapter 6 verse 13 to 20, the text that we started with.

In Daniel 6 verse 1 to the end, the men who threw Daniel into the Den of Lion, they ended there: they were the ones the lions ate.

You cannot arrest a holy man; you will get arrested instead.

I can give you examples, but maybe just one will do.

The very first year on this camp after the Convention, they brought a woman in after everybody had gone, almost graving mad and she started confessing.

She said her group heard that we are coming to begin to use this place for a convention ground; so, they came to come and take over the place before we could arrive, and the Holy Spirit arrested them.

She mentioned three of them – of the three: one became a hunchback; one became completely mad, and the third died.

You cannot arrest a holy man; his God will fight for him.

You try to arrest a holy man, He will arrest.

Secondly, it is impossible to keep a soul winner arrested.

If somebody is an incurable soul winner, always witness for Jesus, always winning souls and you say you will arrest him, his God will send an angel to release him.

Acts chapter 5 verse 17 to 25. They arrested Peter, put him in prison, the Angel came, release him and say continue

Acts chapter 12 verse 5 to 11, they arrested him again; this time they were even going to kill him. Again, an angel came and release and say continue

Acts 16 verse 16 to 39, they arrested Paul and Silas because they were preaching, witnessing, telling people about Jesus Christ; even demon in a girl said these are the people showing us the way of salvation, because of that they arrested them, threw them into jail.

God sent an earth quake to release them, and the Jailer became the servants of the Jailed.

You cannot keep a soul winner down – impossible!

So, if you are not a soul winner, you are denying yourself of several things.

But how can you witness for someone you don’t know.

You don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour; you have not tasted him: What testimony are you going to share?

I have spoken about internal enemies: anger, laziness, lust of the flesh, appetite, etcetera etcetera.

You cannot overcome all these forces unless you are in Christ.

I mean the first time somebody told me to fast for three days and three nights without food, I said, you want to committee murder.

Fast! Three days! Me!

Because the only fast I had ever fast done before then was on Good Friday and it is usually from morning till 12noon; and this fellow is asking me to fast for three days and three nights.

But then, I met the Lord Jesus Christ and things changed.

I didn’t talk about several other things that I could have mentioned because of time.

I didn’t mention: Pride, as an internal arrester; etcetera etcetera.

It is only when you are in Christ that you will become a new creature, that old things passed away, that all things becomes new.

You can only overcome these internal arresters if Christ is in you; because Philippians 4:13 says, I can do all things through Christ who strenghteneth me.

That is why if your salvation is not genuine and you are trying to overcome all these internal arresters, you will fail.

How many times at the beginning of the year you have had New Year resolutions.

This New Year I will not do this, I will not do that – Within five days, you have done it again and again.

Why?

You cannot do it on your own flesh; the arm of flesh will fail you.

You cannot overcome laziness on your own: it is either Christ will help you, or situation will compel you.

I remember when I was at the University of Lagos, one of the people working there, junior to me, we will invited him to be coming to morning prayer meeting at ebute metta.

In those days, will arrive at 5:30, we finish by 6:00; he said me! to arrive by 5:30 means that I must wake before 5:00; he said, when I have not committed murder.

But when the enemy got him; when all of a sudden, he was going mad, (laugh)…, waking up at 5 o’clock was no longer a problem.

But you don’t need to wait until the devil had grounded your noise in the dust before you arrest the arresters.

Christ is willing to do it for you; it takes Jesus.

So tonight, don’t deceive yourself; if you are not sure of your salvation, please come and seek genuine salvation; if you truly surrendered your life to Jesus Christ, He will make all the different.

I will count from one to fifteen, because I can see some of you are very very far away; before I say fifteen come, come and surrender your life to Jesus; He will deal with that; we pray just one more prayer and we will be almost ready to go.

If you want to give your life to Jesus Christ, come now before I count fifteen, and you must come fast, you must come diligently, you must move

This is a very very special night, come and give your life to Jesus; I am counting now…

One, two, if a man is in Christ he is a new creature, old things have passed away, behold, all things become new; three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven;

Those of you who have arrived, you begin to pray. Call on Jesus; tell Him, I have come to surrender my life to You. Don’t wait for anybody else; talk to Him if you really mean business.

…Twelve; and those you who are on the way, pray as you come. Cry unto Him; Lord have mercy on me, save my soul, have mercy;

… Thirteen; Lord, I am tired of the life of sin, I don’t want my flesh to destroy me, save my soul, have mercy, have mercy on me; God have mercy on me;

… fourteen; hurry up, hurry up, hurry up

And please the rest of us let us stretch our hands towards this people, let us intercede for them; let us ask the Almighty God to please save their souls and wash them of their sins.

Let us cry to God for them that God will give them a brand new beginning, that God will change their hearts and give them a heart of flesh.

Let us pray for them.

Intercede for them brethren please.

Those of you on the way, hurry up, I am about to pray now for salvation.

Thank You Father.

Intercede for them brethren that God will wash them clean with His blood.

And those of you in front cry to Him: Lord, please save my soul, forgive all my sins, I will serve You from now on, give me genuine salvation, that kind of salvation that will overcome flesh, overcome Satan, overcome all demonic forces; that kind of salvation Lord that I will be living holy, give it to me tonight; please save my soul; Lord please save my soul. Thank You Jesus; thank You Father; thank You Almighty

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Saviour I want to thank You for Your word and I want to thank You for all these people that have come forward to surrender their life to You, please receive them in Jesus’ name. Save their souls; forgive all their sins; give them a new beginning; write their names in the book of life; please Lord don’t let them go back to sin; and from now on anytime they call on You, please answer them by fire. Thank You my Father. Glory be to Your holy name.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Please counselor can you come over.

I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward tonight. I want to promise that by the special grace of God that from now on, I will be praying for you.

So, I am going to need your names, your address, and your prayer requests.

The Counselors are coming, they will give you cards which I want you to fill very quickly, and then return to them – supply the information I want, and I promise you I will be praying for you.

Counselors, God bless you. Let us move a little faster; let us move a little faster.

Keep on moving counselors. Thank you counselors

They are on their way, they will reach you very soon, just wait.

Keep moving; keep moving counselors; keep moving a little faster.

Thank you; keep moving counselors

While my brothers and sisters are filling their forms, I want you to think within yourself and locate the area where you know you need God.

Is it with your anger, or with your lust of the flesh, or with your appetite, or with laziness, or with pride; think about it on your own now.

Talk to God and say help me in this area, I need help, I need help, I need help in this particular area Lord, I need the help urgently. Help me O Lord! Help me

You have about three or so minute to pray to talk about that to God.

You know yourself more than anyone else.

Please Lord, I need help in this area; maybe it is your stomach that is you trouble, maybe it your lust of the flesh: the hunger for sex, maybe it is pride, maybe it is laziness, maybe it is anger; cry to God.

God have mercy on me tonight; don’t let me leave here with any arrester not yet arrested.

Talk to God

Thank You Jesus

May the Lord answer your prayer in Jesus’ name.

We want to pray one more prayer before we thank God and listening to two or three testimonies and then we will be done.

When we said you arrest a man, you slow him down.

Even when he is free, he is not where he should be- he would have lost time, lost space, lost achievement.

I am believing God with all my heart, with all of us tonight that all arresters are already arrested.

But I am sure some of you will agree with me, we are not where we are to be, and so, we need to pray one more prayer; and if I were you, I will pray this prayer with all my heart.

So you please stand on your feet, it is last prayer for this night; or at least second to the last.

And you will lift your voice to him and say: Father, everything I have lost, restore tonight.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Everything I have lost as a result of arresters, please restore to me Lord; restore, restore, restore; everything I have lost as a result of arresters; the ground that I have lost, the opportunities that I have lost, the blessings I have lost, restore to me Almighty God. Restore to me everything that I have lost restore to me Almighty God. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

The great Restorer will restore to you everything you have lost. Every opportunities that you lost because of arresters, they will come back to you this month. Every blessing that the arrester did not allow you to arrive on time to receive, they shall come back in Jesus’ name.

So shall it be.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let someone shout hallelujah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

THE WINNING SIDE

4th of March, 2016

 

Let us just lift our hands to the Almighty God and begin to bless His holy name.

Let us give Him glory, let us give Him honour.

He is the Faithful God; when He speaks, it is done. When He makes a promise, He will stand by it.

Praise Him.

Give Him glory, give Him honour; magnify His holy name.

Magnify His holy name.

He is worthy; He is worthy to be glorified. He is worthy to be magnified.

There is no one like Him – praise Him.

Worship Him.

Give Him all glory, give Him all honour.

Praise Him.

Praise Him for making you a winner.

Give Him glory, give Him honour.

He is our Commander-in-Chief.

He is the One who enables us to win.

Praise His holy name – praise His holy name.

The reason we are more than conquerors is because He loved us.

Praise Him.

And if He is for us who can be against us?

Praise Him.

Give Him glory, give him honour, give Him adoration.

He is worthy to be praised. He is worthy to be praised.

Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we worshipped.

Now, let us lift our voices to Him and say: Father, Lord of host, all the defeats in my life, turn them to victories today.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Lord of host, all the defeats in my life, please turn them to victories today. This very night, turn my defeat to victory. Turn my defeats to victory. Thank You Father. Thank You Lord.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

Jehovah, the Man of War

His mercy endureth forever and ever

O praise His holy name

(Amen)

 

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

Jehovah, the Man of War

His mercy endureth forever and ever

O praise His holy name

(Amen)

 

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

Jehovah, the Man of War

His mercy endureth forever and ever

O praise His holy name

(Amen)

 

The Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Lord, the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle, the Lord of host, the General of generals, the Admirer of all admirers, the Commander-in-Chief of all the host in heaven, Commander-in-Chief of all the host on earth, Commander-in-Chief of all the host underneath the earth, the One who never lost a war…, we worship You; we bless Your holy name – accept our worship in Jesus name.

 

Thank You for thirty years of faithfulness. Thank You for thirty years of victories. Thank You for thirty years of salvation. Thank You for thirty years of healings. Thank You for thirty years of miracles. Thank You for thirty years of fruitfulness. Thank You for thirty years of joy. Thank You for all blessings – please accept our worship in Jesus name.

 

Thirty years ago, when I wasn’t expecting at all, You asked me a question: Son, what do you want for birthday?

 

I said, I wanted a miracle for every member of my congregation.

You told me to call them together, that You will give it to them.

We are here today, together one more time, my request once again – that all those who are here, and those who are connected to this service throughout the whole world, give everyone a miracle.

When the enemy rose up against Moses, he asked the ground to open its mouth and swallow them. All the enemies of these Your children, right now, let the ground open its mouth and swallow them.

When Pharaoh and his army came pursing Your children to take them back into bondage, You drown them and You have not change. Anyone trying to take Your children back into bondage, drown the fellow tonight.

When several Armies gathered together to fight against Joshua; because they said, he was making too much progress; Father, You bombed them. Every agent of the devil, trying to hinder the progress of Your children, Father, bomb them all.

Any one standing in the way of joy of Your children, if they are on the ground, let the ground swallow them. If they are in the waters, drown them all. And those of them who fly in the air to attend meetings, bomb them all.

My request Lord is that everyone of this Your children will become permanently overcomers in Jesus’ name.

All over the world today, Father send help to Your children.

Let all be well with us.

And the victory You started giving Nigeria, make it complete.

And like Your daughter had prayed, all over the world because of tonight meeting, let their peace.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen!

Let somebody shout hallelujah.

Shake hand with three or four people and say: God bless you Winner.

And then, you may please be seated.

You are all welcome and may God keep on blessing you in Jesus’ name.

I want to thank my son for that wonderful message that he brought before us. He had done half of my job for me; so, I will be able to finish quickly now.

One of my sons speaking yesterday said, you cannot be a winner unless you had fought a fight.

You don’t talk of winning unless there had been competition.

And one of them reminded us that life is warfare. So, we are at war – we must win – that means we must fight.

And so tonight, we are here to fight and to win.

Is there any winner in the house?

Are you ready to fight?

Because tonight I am going to call on you again and again to pray; and whenever I says, stand on your feet and let us pray; anyone who is older than I is free to seat down; because if you are older than I, then you are old. But if you are younger than I, then you are a youth.

I am Seventy Four – so all the youth in the house let me here you shout hallelujah.

Okay.

Now, my text will be taking from 1Samuel 17 from verse 45 to 52;

And while you are opening your Bible, let me say thank you from the bottom of my heart – for all your prayers; for all your gifts; and my prayer is that next year, you will be able to do more.

And I want to say thank you very much to my wife. I am always amazed how she could have endured me all these years. I mean can you imagine tolerating somebody like me for some forty-nine years – definitely she is a Winner.

I was no easy meat before I got born again. After I became born-again again, I became tough meat of the other type – somehow she manage to cope – thank you my dear, God bless you – keep on winning.

And of course I want thank God for all my children: Biological and spiritual. Thank You for giving me so much joy. I pray that God will allow me to stay with you little longer.

1Samuel 17: 45 – 52

45 Then said David to the Philistine, thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defiled.

46 This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Nigeria.

47 And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give you into our hands.

48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came, and drew nigh to meet David, that David hastened, and ran towards the army to meet the Philistine.

49 and David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon hi face to the earth.

50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.

51 therefore David ran and stood upon the Philistine, and too his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.

52 And the men of Israel and of Judah arose and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell doen by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron.

How do we know Winners?

They have certain characteristics, and I just want to mention seven of them in addition to all that we have already heard.

      The winning side is the Singing and Dancing side.

In 1Samuel 18 verse 6, when the children of Israel were returning from the defeat of the Philistines, they sang and they danced.

In Exodus 15 verse 1 to 21, when the children of Israel look back, and they saw the enemies of more than four hundred years drowned, they sang, they danced.

In Psalm 59 verse 16, David said, I will sing of thy power, I will sing of thy mercy, because you have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.

I want to start by saying to somebody, on your way home tonight, you will be singing. Even in your vehicles, you will be dancing.

I don’t need to say too much about singing because I am sure you all sing.

But I will say a little bit about dancing, because some of you don’t dance. Maybe because of your position in society; but if you know the meaning of dancing, I am sure from now on, you will be dancing.

When you have a dog, and I have quite a few of them; when I travel and I return, the way my dog show their joy is by dancing. They danced round me. A dog says I know you are my owner, I am so glad to see you.

When you dance, you are saying to the Almighty God, I am proclaiming to anyone let them say what they like about me, I am showing to the world – God you are my owner.

In 2Samuel chapter 6 verse 14 to 22, the Bible says David dance before the Ark of Covenant and he dance just like any other ordinary man, in such a manner that the wife had to complain.

How can you be dancing like this; don’t you know you are the king!

What was it he said?

I am dancing before my God. I am dancing before the One who promoted me. I am dancing before the One who took the kingdom from your father and handed it over to me. I am dancing to the One who made me who I am.

It is interesting that he told the wife: You have not seen anything yet; I am just going to keep on dancing.

When we talk about winners, David, definitely will qualify to be one of them.

He was a singer; he was dancer.

So, when he wrote Psalm 23; if you study it very well, he is simply saying because I acknowledge God has my Owner, I can even enjoy in the presence of my enemies – My victory is such that even if the enemies are not dead, they are paralyzed

Dancers will always be Victors.

Now, I will remind you of just one testimony of a lady who was rejected in the hospital. They told her to go home and die; and we are having a crusade at Ebute-Metta, and as I was starting the preaching that day, I told the people that God said I should pray for no one today but that everybody who needed healing should dance.

I was preaching, then, they brought her.

Somebody told her, miracles are happening down there – go.

The children brought her in a car, she couldn’t get out of the car herself, and they came to Papa DGO please our mother is dying please pray for her.

Papa said, the word has gone out, no praying for anybody tonight.

If your mother wants to be heal, let her dance.

Haa! She cannot even stand.

Well! I have told you what God said.

So they brought her out – supported her on the right; supported her on the left.

They told her what was said – Dance.

And she was moving just a little to the right, a little to the left.

Suddenly the power of God hit her.

She pushed the fellow on the right away; push away the fellow on the left and kept on dancing.

Stand on your feet.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God, loud and clear, and say: Father, tonight put a new song in my mouth and give me something to dance about.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Put a new song in my mouth. Give me something to dance about. Tonight! Put a new song in my mouth. Do something in my life that I will dance about for the rest of my life. Put a new song in my mouth and from now on LORD let me just keep on dancing for You. Give me something to dance about all the days of my life. I am a winner, so I must be singing and dancing – something to dance about for the rest of my life.

Amen.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Number two: how do we know Winners?

      The winning side is always shouting and clapping.

Psalm 47 verse 1 says, clap your hands all ye people; shout unto God with voice of triumph.

Amen.

He then went to say in verse 3: the reason why you should be shouting and clapping – he says, He will subdue the people under you and nations under your feet.

It took just one shout to bring down the wall of Jericho.

Thank you.

You know, one of my children who preached yesterday said if you want to be a winner you need to have understanding.

The Bishop who preached this evening, said, you want to be a winner – you must have understanding.

You see, if you read Revelation 19 chapter verse 6: it talks about what is going on in heaven. He said I heard the voice of a great multitude, as the voice of many waters; as the voice of mighty thundering, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.

Hold on – I will release you in a moment.

Thank you.

Remember I have said it before that if you don’t like noise, don’t go to heaven because heaven is full of noise; and the people, the people who are in heaven, people who are in heaven, who are making this noise – they are Winners, and they were saying that the reason they were shouting is because the Omnipotent reign.

Omnipotent means the One who has all powers.

The One that was described in the Bible has the Lord mighty in battle; those people who were shouting because of the One who gave them victory…

And I can tell you several stories of those who got victory simply by shouting.

Some of you will remember of a woman who just found out whatever she ate, she vomited.

The Doctor did everything, they took all x-rays, everything; and there was nothing they find wrong with her but she kept on vomiting.

And then she came to one of our programs, all we said was that everybody should just shout a big hallelujah.

As she tries to shout, a worm came out of her mouth.

That worm did not appear on her x-ray; everything they could do, they have done, they didn’t detect anything. But the thing jumped out.

And I am decreeing to somebody here tonight, as my children will say, if your own hallelujah is louder than that of your neighbour…

Thank you. Amen. Amen.

…Anything that is not of God that has been hibernating in your body is gone now in Jesus’ name.

Now, what is the meaning of clapping?

Number one: it means you are full of joy.

Isaiah 55 verse 12; it says, you shall go forth with joy; you shall be led forth with peace; now peace means the war is over.

And then, it says, mountains and hills shall sing; they break forth into singing, and the trees shall clap their hands.

When they are rejoicing with you, even the trees will be clapping their hands.

But, I just want to explain to you two things about clapping; because some of your think it is small thing.

Bibles scholars, I mean those who really really know the Bible; I am always afraid of them; but occasionally they something that I like.

And one of them was explaining what God meant “clap your hands o ye people, shout unto God with the voice of triumph”.

He said what God meant when they study the thing very deeply is that God is saying: put your enemies between your two hands and jamb the hand together.

Now you understand.

Now, you can see that some people, it is the way they jamb their hands that tell their enemy that they are not serious – that they don’t want victory.

Amen.

Alright!

So, next time you hear clap your hands, you know what it means?

But there is second meaning to clapping, and I think I have told some of you long ago.

One day, the fingers, and they just look at the bird singing and they said we too we like to sing; but no matter how they wave in the air, no sound came.

Then by accident, two of them discover that if they co-operate, they can produce a sound.

And they discovered that if I co-operate with one finger other than myself, I get some sound.

So, the two hands held a meeting; let us co-operate. Let one finger co-operate with my hand; so one hand began to tap the hand and there was a little sound.

And two fingers joined, and there is a bigger sound.

Three fingers joined, and there is a better sound.

Four fingers joined, and there is a better sound.

Then, all fingers joined…

So, the meaning of clapping is that you are saying to God I will corporate with You.

You cannot corporate with God and loose – it is not possible.

So, I want you to stand on your feet, and I want you to pray a prayer; this prayer is going to be based on the shouting aspect of the shouting and clapping.

You will lift your voice to Him and say: Father, I will corporate with you, let my enemies hear a noise tonight.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. I will corporate with you O Lord, and I will be shouting unto you, let my enemies hear a noise tonight. Let them hear a noise from heaven – as I clap; as I shout. Let my enemies hear a noise from heaven. Let them hear a noise. Thank You Jesus

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

I know you want to continue but we are still going along.

      Winners are always bold and aggressive.

In 1Samuel 17 verse 48, the Bible says David ran towards the army to meet the Philistine.

I mean this young man was bold and he was aggressive.

You see, James chapter 4 verse 7, says, you are to resist the devil – you are the one to attack the devil; attack him, before he can attack you.

In Mathew 16 verse 18, the Almighty God promised that the gate of hell will not prevail against the church.

And as you have already learnt, gates don’t move; the gates stay where they are, it is your duty to resist them, to attack them; and when you do, the Bible say they will not be able to stand your assort.

The Bible asks you to cast out demons not to beg them.

You are the one to take the offensive to the enemy; not the enemy to you.

Many a times when I got a letter from children of God, ‘Daddy, the devil in not allowing me to rest’; the whole thing should be the other way round, the devil should be complaining that you are not allowing to rest.

Be bold, be bold, be bold – You are a conqueror – God is behind you – you cannot fail; you cannot loose.

The devil will only threaten; he has not got any powers left.

I have told the story before; when we got to this camp 1983, I woke up one night (we are very few on the ground), and as I was working around in the moon night, I looked up and I saw fire on one of the trees in front of my office then; I mean big fire on top of the tree.

So, I said, ha ha, one of these boys must have set fire to a tree; I went on my way.

But the following morning, I looked at the top of the tree, the leaves were green; there were no sign of fire at all.

Haa! haa! I know what I saw. I saw fire on top of this tree.

So, I spoke to our head carpenter then, Pastor Goke.

I said I saw something strange last night: I saw fire on top of this tree.

Haa! he said Daddy, we are afraid to tell you; we have been hearing noise going on inside the tree – noise.

I said, and you didn’t even tell me!

So, I called the young ones; Go and get your cutlass – this tree goes down today.

We have just started cutting the tree, when suddenly as if from nowhere, all the villagers gathered.

Don’t touch that tree; it is a tree you must never touch.

So we said, eh en, what will happen if we cut it?

Haa! if you cut the tree, it will stand up again; and when it stands, all of you who took part in the cutting, as tree is standing, you will be falling down dead.

The boys looked at me, I said cut the thing down: Is my Lord that won at the cross not the devil.

We cut down the tree, he never got up, and all those who cut down the tree that time, they are now elders in the church.

Rise on your feet.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, in the mighty name of Jesus, every evil tree in my family, send down fire from heaven and consume them all.

Go ahead open your mouth. You know there are some trees in your villages, in your family compound, harboring evil forces – is your duty to pull them down. Every evil tree, wherever you they may be in my home, in my place of work, in my husband’s house, in my wife’s house, every evil tree, Father, send down fire from heaven and consume tonight, consume tonight. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

You may please be seated.

You may not know of the tree on the camp, but I was visiting Lokoja sometimes ago; and right in the center of the town, the road bent round a tree.

So, I was asking my son then, why?

This tree is in the middle of the road in the town!

Oh! That is a tree that must never be touch.

I said why?

They said that…en! just don’t touch it.

I said good – this tree goes.

So I talk to my Father about it.

I finish my program, we came back home; and a huge storm broke out; By the following morning, the tree was on its side.

Every evil tree in your life will not see tomorrow morning.

Number four…

Thank You Father.

The Lord said there is some here tonight; He said I have never failed before, I will not let your case tarnish my record.

Thank You Father.

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said right now the poor call you poor; He said very soon, the rich will call you rich.

Okay thank You Daddy.

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said next time they ask you, when are you going to send out your own invitation, tell them very soon.

Number four.

      Winners are always persistent till the end

You know the popular saying: Quitters don’t win, Winners don’t quit.

True winners, they never stop at almost-successful.

David had already killed Goliath with the stone but he wasn’t satisfied.

Not only must Goliath die, he must never resurrect – that was while he cut off his head.

And I am believing God for you brother, and sister, the problems God will solve in your life tonight will never raise his head again.

Winners don’t want just-to-be healed; they want to be whole.

They don’t just want their debt paid; they want a situation they will never owe again.

Like in 2King chapter 4 verse 1 to 7. That widow not only paid off her debt, she had more than enough for the rest of her life.

I want to, on the basis of that, decree; every one of you tonight, when they talk about debt, you will say I don’t know what it so called.

Winners don’t want just to be fruitful; they want to be very fruitful.

Hannah didn’t just get a child; after she gave that one to God, she got extra five.

I have already spoken to my God; you know how much I love children, I have already told the Almighty God, before I am eighty year old, when children are having their own convention, they auditorium we are moving from will not contain the children alone.

So, those of you who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb; decide how many of them will be your own, and it is done in Jesus’ name.

Winners are tenacious; they are persistence.

They don’t want half a victory; they want total victory.

They don’t take no for an answer; they just keep on pressing forward until the victory comes.

I have told you the story of that woman, I will tell you again, so you can pray with understanding.

I finish convention, I was extremely tired, I got home, gather the people together, I said well, I am tired, I am going to sleep, I don’t want to be disturbed; so, let us pray – and I pray the kind of prayer you pray when you are tired.

“Father thank You for everything. See you tomorrow”.

And as I was lying down to rest, my wife came to knock at the door.

“Woman I told you I want to rest!”

There is a woman from the North with her children. Is daddy in?

Yes, is in; but he is not seeing anybody today.

Haa! She said who is talking about today.

He is in right?

Yes. She said ehen, I would seat down at this door; sooner or later, it doesn’t matter how many days, he will come out.

And they gave her food and she sat down and was eating – that was when my wife came and said, I know you are tired, you better add this tire to your tiredness.

So I had to get up.

And she said one thing, she said this head, is always refusing good thing; I just want you to touch it, then you can go back to your sleep.

Winners – they are like that.

God I won’t let you go unless You bless me; it doesn’t matter how long it is going to take: I will keep on praying; I will keep on pressing forward, I will keep on praising You; I will keep on shouting; I will keep on doing everything until You will answer me.

You remember the story of Jacob and that Angel that wrestled with him in Genesis 32 from verse 24 to 28 – the Almighty God said to him, let Me go.

He said, how can I let You go, I have not got what I wanted yet and he kept on pressing forward until he got his breakthrough.

There is somebody here tonight who is about to get breakthrough.

And so you are going to stand on your feet and you are going to pray a prayer; please pray it with all your heart; and say: Father, don’t stop fighting for me until none of my enemies remain.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Don’t stop fighting for me until there is not a single one of my enemies left. Keep on fighting O Lord. Every sickness must go. Every disease must go. Every ache, every pain must disappear. Every financial headache must end. Don’t stop fighting for me O Lord, until there is none of my problems left. Keep fighting for me O Lord. Give me victory all the way; victory all the way; total and complete. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Number five.

      Winners are always submissive and obedient.

If you listen to the language of David in the text we read, he said, I come in the Name of the Lord of host; it is the Lord who will deliver you into my hand.

Everyone will know that the Lord does not save by spear and sword.

He just kept on saying the Lord, the Lord, the Lord.

And what is the meaning of ‘the Lord’?

Apart from being the owner, that is why we are talking of landlord – the owner of the house; the Lord is the one who must be obeyed. The one who must be obeyed!

One of the greatest winners of all times was Elijah.

He never lost a battle: enemies toiled with him, he will rather kill them or burn them alive.

But he was what you will call “A-yes man”.

The Lord said do this, he will say, yes Lord.

Go there – yes Lord.

Hid – yes Lord.

Show yourself – yes Lord.

He was a-yes man.

The day you get to that stage that whatever God says that is what I will do; your defeat will end that day.

Because Deuteronomy chapter 28 verse 1 and 7 says, if you will harken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, to observe and to do all that He commands you…

And He said in verse 7, He will cause the enemies that rise up against you to be smitten before your face. He says, if they come against you in one way and flee before thee seven ways.

The moment you learn to say: yes Lord; to become absolutely obedient as the Bishop told us earlier on; you will overcome sickness.

Exodus 15 verse 26, the obedient (100%), he said I will become your physician.

Be totally obedient to Him, He will turn your reproach to triumph; shame to victory.

John chapter 2 verse 1 to 11, in the wedding in Canaan of Galilee…

Thank You Father.

I think this one is for me, so I want to say amen to it before I tell you.

God is saying to someone here, He said I Am the One who kept you safety till now and I have not retired, don’t be afraid of the future.

Thank You Father.

We will pick it up from where I left… but He asked me to remind you of a story I told you some time ago.

I was praying in the camp and I have one of this modern touch-light with me – the touch-light that the one they call rechargeable that you can charge and then take it with you.

It was a very dark night, and so I went into the bush to be away from…, I want some quietness and there are so many people praying on the camp.

When I have gone far into the bush, suddenly the touch-light went completely out.

The battery that was charged loses all it power and it was a very dark night.

How do I get back to the camp – I was in the bush!

Then I remember what my teacher thought us when I was in primary school that if you find yourself in darkness suddenly, close your eye tight for about two minutes, when you open your eye again dark won’t be so dark anymore.

Well! Okay! So, I closed my eye for about two minutes. When I open my eyes, suddenly there was a big moon in the sky – almost like afternoon.

So, I walk easily back to the camp.

When I got to the camp, I looked up to see the moon, it was no longer there.

And I heard God said to me, I brought that one out specially for.

Now, I have told you the story because God ask me to tell someone here tonight: He said in your darkest hour I will send you light.

Haa! thank You Lord.

He asked me to tell someone based on the same story that from tonight onward, darkness will never hinder your progress again.

So, we are talking about John chapter 2 verse 1 to 11. When they ran out of win…, what got them victory that change the shame of the Bridegroom to celebration was what the mother said: whatever He says to you, do it.

When you are submissive to God and you are absolutely obedient to Him, your victory is certain.

I will tell you a story; it will mean something to some people.

It’s a testimony of a man of God. He became General Overseer as a young man and some of the elders in the church decided that they will bring him down.

So, anytime they were at the council meeting, they will be opposing and lying against him.

One day came; God said I will give you victory today.

But you must not say a single word until I tell you so.

So, this young man sat in the meeting, and one elder after another, lying against him and they know they were lying.

And you how difficult it is to keep quiet when people are lying against you.

But this young man had had God say ‘just keep your mouth shut’.

This people had been talking for more than one hour – on lie after another – then God spoke to His boy, tell them “every idle word that a man shall speak, he will give an account of it on the day of judgment”.

So, he said, brethren, I am speaking to you out of love, I am sure you know it is written that every word that we speak on earth will would give an account in the day of judgment.

From that day onward, nobody ever lied against him.

His victory became just permanent.

And I am believing God for someone tonight that this very evening God is about to silence you enemies permanently.

But you are going to pray a prayer.

You will lift your voice to the Almighty God (you don’t mind standing again); we are at the battle front this evening and we are going to win.

You lift your voice to Him and say: Father, I will obey You, silence all my enemies.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. I will obey You, silence all my enemies on a permanent basis. Silence them, silence them. Just shut their mouth on a permanent basis. Shut their mouth. As for me, I will obey You; I will do whatever You ask me to do, in Your own side of the bargains, silence the enemies permanently, permanently. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Number six had been well treated by the Bishop who spoke before me.

      Every winner is always grateful and they always pay their tithe.

From this we just found this in the life of another great winner, Abraham.

Genesis 14 verse 17 to 20: he was victorious, coming from winning a great battle – The first He did was he paid his tithe.

Long before as to any law to tithing, Abraham paid his tithe out of the gratitude to the God who gave him victory.

You see, how tithing comes into being a winner is that those who don’t pay their tithe live under a curse; and somebody who is cursed cannot win.

In Numbers 22 verse 1 to 8: a king sent for a prophet, come and curse Israel for me. There are so many for me: if you curse them, I will be able to overcome them.

But nobody can curse some that God has not cursed.

In Numbers 23 verse 5 to 8: the prophet said, how can I curse someone that God has not curse?

If you are robbing God of His tithe, according to Malachi chapter 3 verse 8 to 11, then you are living under the curse of God Himself.

And when God curses a man, it doesn’t matter how hard he tries, He will just keep on failing.

I have told the story of man before, every time he is about to succeed, the thing will slip out of his hands.

He woke up to realize that something is seriously wrong, because his friend in Abuja phoned him: Haa! thank God at last you have won this contract. We have written your letter, come and collect.

He jumped into the plain, before he landed in Abuja, the Managing Director called his friend: ‘that letter that we signed, I hope you have not yet delivered it, because we are not giving it to him anymore’.

Between Lagos and Abuja! The victory slipped out of his and again.

And when he came and said Daddy look at what has happen.

The Spirit of God said, ask him; because he was asking me there must be a curse in my life, cancel it.

…ask him, ‘do you pay your tithe?

Well…ehemm… I give whenever it is convenient.

How many winners are in the house?

How many of you want to remain winners forever?

You cannot afford to annoy God.

You cannot win when God is against you.

I have told you before when the Bible says: If God be for us who can be against us? Romans 8:31.

Any time I ask you the question; somebody will jump up and say nobody.

Open your Bible; read it.

Open the place: Romans 8:31

In my own Bible, when he says if God be for us, who can be against?

The end of that verse is question mark.

He did not write nobody there.

Why?

Because if God is for you, there is only one fellow who can be against you: and that is YOURSELF.

That is why they left the question hanging – if God is for you, the devil cannot be against you; demons cannot be against you; witch doctors cannot be against you, but you can be against yourself.

That is while you are going to pray your next prayer and you are going to pray it even harder than before.

You will stand on your feet and lift your voice loud and clear and say: Father, from tonight let me ceased to be my own enemy.

Open your mouth and pray. Let me cease to be my own enemy; let me cease to be my own enemy because I know if you are on my side, I will win, but if I am my own enemy what am I going to do. Don’t let me continue to be my own enemy. Don’t let me continue to be my own enemy; please Lord, don’t let me continue to be my own enemy. Thank You Lord.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

And I decree that every curse upon your life shall be destroyed.

Please be seated.

We are almost there now.

Number seven.

      Winners are always pure and holy.

Because in warfare you need an ally: it is an acceptable means of fighting a war; but when the battle is too fears for you, you get an ally.

Moment you get the victory – that is all that matters; and there is no better ally than the Lord of host.

One of my boys told us again yesterday, two people cannot walk together expect they be agreed.

Our God is a holy God.

You want Him to be your ally, you must be holy.

In Numbers 23, you can read it from verse 18 to 24.

When the king ask Balaam to come and curse Israel, he said I cannot curse them because God said I have looked, there is no iniquity in them; even the curse became a blessing.

Whereas, in Joshua chapter 7 from verse 1 to 12: when sin came into the camp of Israel; the God who had promise them that nobody will be able to withstand them, backed out.

I can assure you of one thing, if I don’t know anything else about God, I know this one – nothing is impossible with God.

There is no enemy so big that my God cannot finish.

He has Armies that you will not even think he is an army.

He fought a king with ordinary worms.

Worms ate him alive.

So, who is that enemy that can withstand you when God is really on your side?

He is a miracle working God – I have seen too much of Him to doubt Him.

I mean, just look around you, you will see His handwriting: Miracle Working God.

So, why then am I fighting a losing battle?

Examine yourself.

Find out where sin is in your life and get rid of it.

I have told the story before.

A woman came, somewhere from Osun to our program when we are still in the first auditorium

Because somebody told her, you go there, the G.O lay hands on you, you will become fruitful.

She came; in those days we are much much smaller; so, I could lay hands on everybody.

I lay hands on her; she fell under the anointing, she was on the ground for almost one hour.

And then, she came back the following year very angry.

They told me if I come, you will lay hands on me that I might even fall.

You lay hands on me and I even fell, and I am still here no child.

I was going to apologies when God said, ask her, – the question God ask me to ask her was a difficult one because this was quiet an important woman.

Almost trembling I said, please forgive me ma, but God said I should ask you, ‘apart from your husband, how many other boy friends have you?’

She said six.

Haa! and you want a child from my God.

How are we even going to know the father?

Husband plus six!

My God is a holy God.

I am believing God from all my heart that every one of you here tonight you will have a testimony.  But that is if you get out of sin.

My God is a holy God. He gives miracles not magic.

It is the devil who can give you magic and say it doesn’t matter, you can continue to sin.

He can give you magic, knowing that he will be waiting for you in hell.

But my God will give you blessings without any sorrow added.

So, if you are will to say bye-bye to sin, this will be one night you will never forget for the rest of your life.

So, before we pray the few prayers that we have left to pray.

If there is any one here today who is not yet born again, come forward, come forward, let us pray for your salvation; let the blood of Jesus watch away your sins and let Him give you a new beginning.

It is only sin that can block your miracles tonight.

God is here with all His power to turn you to a winner.

So, I am going to count from one to twelve because I see some of you are very far away; before I say twelve, if you want to give your life to Jesus come and stand before me. I will pray for your salvation and then we will be able to go on from there.

One, two, now if you are coming from far off, you need to begin to come fast; three;

The Bible says, the hand of the Lord is not shorten that He cannot save neither His ear heavy that He cannot hear, but your sins and your iniquity can separate between you and your God so that He won’t hear.

So, if you want Him to hear you, to turn you into a winner, you must come to Him so that His blood can wash away your sins.

…four, five, six, seven, eight, nine,…

Like I see some of you very far away, just keep coming; don’t stop, keep coming, keep coming.

…ten, eleven

Just keep coming, I can see some of you still far away, just make sure you get here before I finish praying.

Those of you who are already in front, talk to the Almighty God. Ask Him to please have mercy on you and save your souls.

Ask Him to please forgive all your sins and wash you clean with His blood.

Tell Him you are surrendering to Him today and You want Him to become Your Lord and Saviour.

Tell Him You will serve Him for the rest of your life.

The rest of you who are coming on the way, keep talking to God. Ask Him to save your soul. Ask Him to forgive all your sins and promise Him you will serve Him.

And the rest of us, let us stretch our hands towards this people and pray for them – just for about two minutes, let us intercede for them – that the Almighty God who saved your soul will save their souls also.

Pray for them brethren; intercede for them; that the Saviour who saved your soul will save their own souls also.

Pray for them.

And those of you on the way just keep on coming, don’t stop.

I am about to pray but make sure you keep coming; the prayer will affect you too.

Thank You Father

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Ancient of days we bless Your holy name. We thank You for Your word. We thank You for this people who have come forward, please receive them in Jesus’ name. Let Your blood wash away their sins. Save their souls O Lord. Write their names in the book of life. And from now on, anytime they call on You, answer them by fire. Please Lord, don’t let them backslide; let them serve You till the very end.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Now I want to rejoice with those of who have come forward tonight. I want to promise you that from now on I will be praying for you.

So, I am going to need your names, your address, and your prayer requests.

So, they will give you a card where you are; you will fill it very quickly and then give it back to the Counselors and then you can go back to you seats.

I promise you I will be praying of you.

I will wait for you few minutes to finish filling your forms before we proceed further.

The rest of us while we wait for our brothers and sisters, you can begin to thank God for what He has already done and there is still something else He will do before go.

So, keep on worshipping Him.

Now, we are going to, in the main time write down your prayer points which we will pray for few minutes, then I will do what God ask me to do tonight; we would then thank God and be on our way.

You want to write down your prayer points:

1.      Praise Him that you belong to the winning side.

And the rest means serious warfare with yourself

2.      You will say: Father, in the name of Jesus, I decree, every sickness, every disease in my family as a whole, leave tonight.

You want to attack the enemy now, go ahead and attack.

3.      You will say: Father, in the name of Jesus, I decree, every agent of the devil in my home, get out tonight.

4.      Every force standing in my way, be destroy tonight.

5.      Face the devil himself squarely and say: Father, in the name of Jesus, I command Satan to take his dirty hands off me, of my family, of my finances, and of the church of God.

The rest of us, I give you ten minutes to pray these five prayers. Please pray them with all your heart.

It will be a good idea if you pray them standing.

Only ten minutes now. So, go ahead and pray with all your heart because your destiny depends on this.

Thank You.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

I want you to join hands with your neighbour now.

We are going to pray in agreement.

Those of you who came forward for prayers; I rejoiced with those of you who are carried forward who are walking now.

Just go back to your seats and the rest of you, you go back to your seat also, the anointing will continue his work even as you go.

Hold your neighbours hand and cry to the Almighty God.

Father, please arise and fight for this Your child.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Father, arise, fight for this Your child; fight for this Your child. Almighty God arise, Lord of host arise, fight for this Your child. Almighty God arise, please arise and fight for this Your child; fight for this Your child. Almighty God please arise and fight for this Your child; fight for this Your child. Fight for this Your child O Lord. Fight for this Your child. Fight for this Your child. Thank You Father. O Yes! Fight for Your child.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Please still hold the hand of your neighbour; and say: Father, let this Your child become a perpetual winner, never to lose any battle again.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. This Your child make him a perpetual winner, don’t let him ever lose another battle; never lose a battle again. Thank You Father. Don’t let Your son ever lose a battle. O! blessed be Your holy name. Thank You my Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

We have two more prayers to pray, but, I will explain to you before you pray them.

I think it was 1981/2, I was visiting a town in Ondo State and one of my son said Daddy, I have a big factory but there is one doctor- a herbalist, who has built a shrine opposite my factory.

I don’t want to mention the name of the fellow because of what followed.

Let just call him doctor KK – that is not the name.

He said because of the evil that goes on in his shrine: children being use for rituals and so on, nobody wants to come near that place – they cannot come to my factory.

I said why don’t you report him to the Police he said, haa! he is highly connected.

So, we went.

And I stood on the balcony of the factory and raise my hand towards the shrine and I prayed a simple prayer.

Some days later, a thunder boat came from heaven…, because the shrine was under an Iroko tree; split the Iroko tree into piece, destroy the entire shrine

…and my son who was disappointed because all I did was raise my hand, he said, now I know the meaning.

I am going to raise my hands tonight because Daddy ask me to do so and then you will pray a prayer; that is number one.

Number two, which am sure some of you have heard before.

My home town is only 8km from Ife but the road joining my town to Ife was not built.

So, to go to Ife you had to go to Ilesha 20km and then go from Ilesha to Ife another 30-something km; so, it was an Israelite journey.

So, I went to visit home when I became General Overseer and they told me this is the only request we have – ‘we want the road to link use direct to Ife’

I asked what direction they want the road to take and I raise my hand.

Six month later, the Federal government decided to build a road.

And the journey of 50km became 8km.

I believe God is about to open direct road to success for someone here.

So, you are going to stand on your feet and your first prayer has I raise my hand is that the fire of God would descend tonight and everything that has been blocking your destiny must be destroyed.

Now before you pray; because many at times when we do things like this, you may thing we are joking.

I heard a testimony just a few days ago of someone who had had a very serious case with Government of America; and they have almost bankrupted him.

So, he told his friend and that friend said, I have a comb here that Daddy G.O bless. I can give it to you; you will comb your hair – comb away what you don’t want.

Few days later, not only do they dismiss the case, they ask the Government to pay him half a million dollars.

Don’t joke with whatever will do hear.

I am going to raise my hands now – pray with all your heart that: the Almighty God, my God, will send down fire and everything that have been blocking your destiny, be consumed tonight. And you keep praying until I stop you.

Okay! You can go ahead.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

I am going to lift my hands again; and your prayer this time around would be: Father, build me an express way to success.

Go ahead.

Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Beginning from now, your Israelites journey ends. From this moment onward, you will have direct access to success. You will have direct access to victory. And anyone or anything blocking your destiny will be gone before the sun rises. You will testify.

So shall it be.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Alright! If you receive your own let me hear you shout hallelujah.

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

LITTLE LIGHTS

1st of April, 2016

Thank You Father.

Well, let us lift our hands to the Most High God and begin to bless His holy name.

Let us give Him glory; let us give Him honour; let us give Him adoration.

Bless the King of kings; bless the Lord of lords; bless the Ancient of days.

Magnify His holy name.

Praise Him, praise Him.

He is worthy to be praised; He is worthy to be adored.

Magnify Him.

Worship Him for everything He has done since the beginning of the year.

Bless Him for January; bless Him for February…

Bless Him particularly for what He did last month.

Give Him glory for bringing us yet to new month – the second quarter of this year.

Praise His holy name.

Worship the King of kings, the Lord of lords.

Bless Him – He is worthy to be praised.

He is worthy, worthy to be adored.

Thank You Father.

O yes! Thank You Father.

Glorify Your holy name tonight.

Thank You for everything.

Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.

Let us lift our voices to Him and say, Father, keep darkness away from us and from our children.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Father, please, keep darkness away from us and from our children. Eternal Rock of ages, keep every force of darkness away from us and from our children. O yes King of glory, we have come to You tonight – You, the Light of the world, keep darkness away from us and from all our children.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

I have Father

Almighty Father

He is King of kings and Lord of lords

I have a Father

(hallelujah)

 

I have Father

Almighty Father

He is King of kings and Lord of lords

I have a Father

(hallelujah)

 

I have Father

Almighty Father

He is King of kings and Lord of lords

I have a Father

(hallelujah)

 

I have Father

Almighty Father

He is King of kings and Lord of lords

I have a Father

(hallelujah)

 

Almighty God, the Father of all fathers, the Creators of heaven and earth, the Lover of children, we worship You; accept our worship in Jesus’ name.

Thank You for January. Thank You for February. Thank You for March. Now, thank You for April – please, accept our worship in Jesus’ name.

At Your command, we have brought Your children to You tonight, every one of us: young and old, lay Your mighty hands on us in Jesus’ name. Anoint each and every one of us in Jesus’ name. Keep darkness far away from us in Jesus’ name. Keep darkness far away from all Your children in Jesus’ name. Keep darkness far away from our homes in Jesus’ name. Keep darkness far away from Your church in Jesus’ name. Keep darkness far away from Nigeria in Jesus’ name.

Father, we are praying that tonight, in a very special way, You will visit all of us. And Lord God Almighty, before we leave here, let everyone us feel Your power.

Thank You Almighty God.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let somebody shout hallelujah.

Shake hand with two or three people and tell them: your light will continue to shine in Jesus’ name.

And then, you may please be seated except those of you who are born in the month of April.

If you are born in April, let me hear you shout hallelujah.

Father Almighty, I want to thank You for Your children born in the month of April, I commit all of them into Your hands oh Lord. April is the fourth month of the year; from the four corners of the world, send blessing to Your children. From the East send blessing to Your children. From the West send blessing to Your children. From the North, send blessing to Your children. From the South, send blessing to Your children. And Lord God Almighty, even as the four pillars of the whole world stand squarely upon You, I pray that You will establish all these Your children in You. Let it be well with them. Give them a new beginning; and let their new year be better than their former years.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let the children of April shout another hallelujah.

Congratulations to all of you.

By the grace of God, next month, our theme will be “Victorious Grace”.

I believe somebody is going to be totally victorious even by the month of May in Jesus’ name.

And then, I want to make one quick announcement.

Some years ago, almost twenty-one years now, when I said I wanted to lead a delegation to Israel of pilgrimage. Many of my people said we can’t go because we are afraid; there is always trouble in Israel.

I smiled; and I told them that I am going. If I am going, I know that means by the grace of God there will be no trouble.

Fifty of us left for the place.

But when they saw what happen there, they came back and told their friends.

By now, when we want to go on pilgrimage, we have to say: if you don’t register on time, there will be no room for you, because they are now by hundreds.

I know you have heard the announcement that by the grace of God, I will be going to Turkey.

We want to go and visit the Seven Churches of the Book of Revelation.

And some of you will say, but Daddy, oooh! Didn’t you hear that there are had been bomb explosion here and there?

Let me assured you of one thing: ‘safety is of the Lord’.

Wherever you are: danger is there, but God is there also.

Do I hear your amen to that.

And I can assure you, I have no intention of committing suicide.

I won’t go anywhere unless I have the assurance that my Father will go with me.

So, we are going to Turkey in May and don’t let them bring your reports to cause you to regret.

So, if you want to go, we still give you room up till the middle of this month to register.

I think they will give you further details later on during the service. Or you can contact any of your Pastors and they will tell you how to register.

It is going to be a glorious time in the presence of the Lord.

They say: oh, trouble in Turkey!

But we have churches in Turkey; our children are there and they are doing very well. And we are holding the first Holy Ghost service in Turkey in May in Jesus mighty name.

Okay.

Now, we have to be very quick tonight because of the children.

We want to be sure we get to them before they are too far asleep to know what is going on.

We are talking about Little Light and we are referring to the children of cause.

1Samuel chapter 3, I am reading from verse 1 all the way to 10.

1Samuel chapter 3 from verse 1 to 10

1And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision.

And before we continue reading; what do you think of the way the children had led the service this night?

Fantastic!

Don’t you think so?

It tells us that if we leave the service to them, they can conduct the whole thing.

I believe that one day will come when we will just say; just go ahead, when you finish in the night, I will come and pray for you.

I think that will be a glorious day; and that day is coming.

The MC, the one who did the preaching, the choir, the band, let us give the Lord a big round over applaud for these fantastic children.

Wonderful

We have a glorious tomorrow.

Thank You Lord.

2. And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;

3. And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;

4. That the Lord called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.

5. And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.

6. And the Lord called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.

7. Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, neither was the word of the Lord yet revealed unto him.

8. And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the Lord had called the child.

9. Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10. And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.

I pray that your children will soon begin to hear from the Lord.

The world is ruled by two principal forces: Darkness and Light.

Genesis chapter 1 from verse 1 to 3 – In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness cover the face of the whole heart. And the Spirit of God began to move. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Darkness and then, Light.

Now, these two forces are represented or presented or depicted in the Bible by various names.

Deuteronomy 30 verse 19 referred to them as: Death and Life; Curses and Blessings.

Psalm 30 verse 5 says: weeping may endure for a night; joy comes in the morning. In order words, weeping and night, they are together – Darkness and Sorrow. And then, Joy and morning – Enjoying and Light, they also go together.

In the book of Daniel chapter 10 verse 1 to 14, you will see again the two depicted as: Demons and Angels.

So, there are these two forces controlling everything going on in the world.

Now, what happens in your life is greatly determined by which of these two of these two forces is in charge of your life.

In Luke chapter 8 verse 1 to 3, there was time demons were controlling the life of Mary Magdalene. But then a time came when Jesus stepped into her situation, drove darkness out and took over; and the one who used to be a witch became a Divine Treasurer.

In Mark chapter 5 verse 1 to 20: when legion of demons were controlling the life of one man, he was hurting himself, cutting himself with stones, tearing filters of iron with bear hands, living in the grave yard, but when Jesus came into the situation of his life and the light of God drove away the darkness; suddenly, the mad man became an Evangelist for God.

Now, whether we love to admit it or not, every one leans towards either of these two forces.

It is either you are leaning towards the forces of darkness or you are leaning towards the forces of light.

For example in Acts chapter 13 verse 6 to 12: the Bible tells us that Paul went to preached to a Governor and he met a sorcerer there.

And what is a sorcerer doing in the house of a Governor?

Because the Governor believes that he needed the help of the sorcerer to succeed in life.

So, when Paul came and brought the gospel of Jesus Christ; the sorcerer said, don’t listen to light, stay with me in the darkness.

I am praying for somebody here today, any trace of darkness left in your life, will be dismissed today.

And we all know, at least if we want to be sincere that in the past before we met the Lord Jesus Christ, we are cling toward one sorcerer or the other, witch-doctor, whatever name they are called, for protection.

Because at that time, we did know that what we claim to be power is powerless power.

Some of you will remember my testimony when things seem to be going well with me: Young man, a lecturer in the University; I had a car; I built a house…, I mean very very young.

Somebody in my family said, the way this boy is going we need to fortify him, so that witches and wizard will not destroy him.

And they took me to one big herbalist in Oshogbo and they said this man will fortify you; he has all powers.

And I drove there in my car; I saw where he was living; I looked at myself: what am I doing here – a Lecturer.

But well, since they said, he was going to fortified me; well, let see.

I think he notice the way I looked at him and he decided: yes; I will do whatever they ask me to do but I will torture this fellow a little.

So, he asked me to bring a goat and he said that the goat must not be brought in the car; he must me legged by me through the town of Oshogbo.

You can imagine a lecturer in the University struggling with a goat in the town.

Anyway, I got the goat to him and he made whatever he said he was going to make; and he gave me three charms.

He said I should tie one to the steering of my car to make sure that I will never collide with anybody in front.

He asked me to tie one in the boot of my car that nobody will ever collide with my boot – nobody will collide with me from the back.

And then, he gave me one that I should tie it under sit.

He said, just in case. And I was wondering what again? – No collision in front; no collision behind; what is the ‘just-in-case’?

He said: just in case – the son of man will just disappear.

Lord, have mercy.

I came to Lagos, tie these three charms and in two weeks, I had three collision.

So, I took the three things, turn them out and threw into the lagoon.

Some of you are laughing at me now as if you don’t know what I am talking about.

That is okay.

But, stand on your feet and lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, from tonight onward, let Your light take absolute control of my life.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. No more dealings with these powerless powers. No more dealings with forces of darkness. Let Your power, Your light rule my life completely. Let Your light rule my life completely from tonight onward. Let Your light rule my life complete. No more links with any force of darkness Lord, let Your light rule my life completely. Thank You Father. Let Your light rule my life, rule my home, rule my business, rule my all completely, completely. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

I could tell you several stories about highly educated people who still lean towards these forces of darkness for protection.

My uncle of blessed memory before he gave his life to Jesus Christ; an Engineer, consultant Engineer, trained in Britain; came home and went to consult one of these powerless powers.

He said, I want to be protected from all the witches and wizard in our compound. And they said that is a very simple matter.

They told him to get a particular type of leave; spread on the ground; defecate on it and pour some powder they have chanted some incantation over on the feces and eat the whole thing up.

And they said nobody ever touches feces, nobody will ever touch you from now.

So, he came home bragging – now I have become untouchable by any of you.

He nearly died of cholera.

Thank God that Jesus finally came into his life.

The light of God will drive away darkness from your life in Jesus’ name.

Light has this peculiar characteristic; and that is: it shines everywhere – no matter how light the light. You put it somewhere, it will shine.

Mathew chapter 5 verse 14 says: you are the light of the world. A city set on hill cannot be hid. when you take light anywhere, it will shine.

Joseph for example was a young boy, he shown in Potiphar’s house.

Genesis chapter 39 verse 1 to 6; he was a slave in Potiphar’s house and yet within a short period of time, Potiphar had hand everything in his household to Joseph; his light shown.

And then a problem arose between Joseph and Potiphar’s wife as result of which Joseph landed in prison.

Genesis 39 verse 20 to 23: as soon as he landed in prison, he began to shine again; so much so that the Jailer, the one in charge of the prison, handed everything over to Joseph.

Somebody said, prison cannot be too bad, if you are the one in charge.

Joseph shown in prison; and then, of course, he finally shown in Egypt (Genesis chapter 41 from verse 1 to the end).

Anywhere you put light, it will shine. It can shine in slavery. It can shine in prison. And shine in a nation.

Or you take another fellow: Philip.

He was a young fellow but he shown in the church.

Acts chapter 6 verse 1 to 5: when they are looking for people to make deacons, they chose Philip among them the seven.

He was a very young fellow.

Now, you have seen our children performing here tonight; you have seen beautiful singing; you have seen beautiful preaching; you have seen all manners of beautiful things happening; and these are little children – little light; and they are already shining in the church of God.

Philip went away from shinning in the church and went to Samaria.

Samaria was a city of heathen at that time, but when he got there he shown – Acts chapter 8 verse 5 to 8.

He shown so brightly that he brought joy to a whole city.

As a matter of fact, he showed so brightly that even the elders in Jerusalem had about it.

Very little boy but excelled to the extent that even the elders took note.

And then, the Bible said, he was transferred into a desert.

Acts chapter 8 verse 25 to 39; and even in the desert, he shown.

He saw a great man there in the desert, joined him in his chariot, preached the gospel to him, and converted him to Christianity, in the desert.

I know at least some of the elders seating on the altar here today who were brought into the church of God by their children.

I know one in particular who will never step into another church other than his own special cathedral.

But he will bring the children to Sunday school, dropped them and then go.

But when he saw the changes happening in the life of the children, he decided: I think I will worship with you on one occasion, and that was when the Almighty God got him.

Light, no matter how little, will shine where it goes.

And I am praying that from tonight onward your little light will begin to shine.

I still remember some forty years ago, so, you will know how young I was then.

There was the world conference of Applied Mathematicians, in Canada. Only two of us represented Nigeria and so, that make me feel very big. I thought I must be a real Mathematician now.

At that time I think I must have published about a dozen articles in world journals.

And then all these great great men gather from all over the world for this world conference.

When it was time to start, the Professor who gave the first lecture had published a hundred and fifty articles. That alone was enough to frighten me.

Then he began to speak and he began to discuss the mathematics of brain.

I said oh God what am I doing here?

I prayed. I say God when it is my turn to present my paper; please don’t let him be present.

And then, the day came for me to present my paper; and who was the fellow seating right in front of me? It was this big man.

Well, fortunately, what you will do: you will read your paper. Even though my leg was trembling, I still read.

Trouble only comes when they begin to ask you questions.

But I finished reading, and then, everybody got up and began to clap including this man.

I said, Lord God Almighty, thank You.

And nobody ask me any question because I had prayed about that before I went.

Later on, this big man came to me and said, oh! that was a great work my little boy, that was a great work. But don’t you think that instead of doing it by complex analysis, you could have done it by vector analysis.

I said, oh yeah oh yeah (laughing) oh yeah

Stand on your feet, cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, from now on, anywhere my children go, let their light shine.

Let their light shine. No matter how little they are, anywhere they go, anywhere my children will go from now, let their light shine. Let their light shine oh Lord. Anywhere they go, even among great people, let their light still shine. Let their light shine O Lord. Let the light of all my children begin to shine anywhere they go: at home, abroad, in the church, in school, everywhere let their light begin to shine. Let their light begin to shine. O yes Lord God Almighty, all these little light that You have given me, let them begin to shine, let them begin to shine. Let them shine at home, let them shine at school, let them shine in the church of God, let them shine everywhere. Let these little lights of mine begin to shine; let them begin to shine; let them begin to shine. Let them begin to shine, shine very brightly; let them begin to shine.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen. So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

And then, Little lights can become Great light, because almost invariably, great things always stay small; that is while you must not under estimate these little lights.

In Mark chapter 4 verse 30 to 32: the Lord Jesus Christ spoke to us about the grain of mustard seed. He said of all the seeds in the world, it is the smallest.

And yet, when it is planted, it will grow to become the biggest tree that birds and animals will now begin to come and take refuse under its shadow.

Great things always start small.

Now, the Little light, can become Great light as in the example I read to you in 1Samuel chapter 3 verse 1 to 10.

Samuel was a small child; he didn’t even know what is called the voice of the Lord.

When God was calling him, he thought it was Eli calling him – three times, he kept on going to Eli saying you called me, you called me. Until Eli had to tell him, no no no, I am not the one calling.

Next time you hear that voice, just say to the One calling: speak Lord, Your servant heareth.

But very soon, according to 1Samuel chapter 3 verse 19 to 21: the Bible said, Samuel grew; he was a Little light but he grew. He grew to such an extent that any prophecy he gave, came to pass. God didn’t allow his word to fall to the ground.

Very soon, the boy who didn’t know the voice of God before was able to become a nation prophet.

Ant then, by the time you get to 1Samuel chapter 10 verse 1: that little light that needed to be told: this is God talking; became a king maker. He was the first fellow to anoint the king for Israel.

And then, he kept on growing, by the time we got to 1Samuel chapter 15 verse 17 to 29, he became a king remover.

And to put a king in position is not as difficult as to remove him.

I mean, this boy grew so much that when the king torn his dress, he said, you tore my dress? Your majesty, your kingdom is gone.

Small Light became great light.

You can consider another example – David.

In 1Samuel 16 verse 11 to 13; David was just an ordinary shepherd boy in the bush, even though God had noticed him because he was always singing praises to God.

But he was just an ordinary shepherd boy, even his father did not consider him as someone who will become great but then, he was anointed to be king among his brethren.

By the time we got to 1Samuel chapter 17 verse 1 to 51; the small shepherd boy had become a national hero; he has wipe out the shame of a whole nation by killing Goliath.

He was an unknown boy but he grew and became great.

He kept on growing, and growing until when you read about him in Mark chapter 10 verse 46 to 52; Bartimaeus called Jesus Christ the Son of David.

That little shepherd boy ended up becoming the father of the King of kings himself.

See, one thing about God is this, he may start small with you, but if you stay close to Him, you will not end small.

And I am believing God for somebody here today, no matter how small your light is, that light is not going to end small.

I remember the first time I attended a fellowship of Christians at the University of Lagos, after I have just become born again. Somebody took me and said come to the fellowship of the brethren.

And we were there, we were singing; many of the choruses then, I didn’t know the words, so, I was just coming along, but it was beautiful, I was enjoying myself.

And all of a sudden, as if by agreement, everybody became silent, and then, one fellow began to prophesy:

Thus saith the Lord; and he went on and on.

Then, I notched the fellow who took me there; I said, when did God say that?

He said, shee! God is talking.

I said, I am not hearing anything, he said, keep quite.

(Laughing) That was my first contact with prophecy. But by the grace of God, the little light grew.

And many of you will remember, you will remember at least one occasion when we were in the auditorium we were before we moved here.

When I told all of you to shake hands with your neighbours and say happy New Year in June.

How many of you remember that occasion?

We said happy New Year on Friday, by Monday, the whole of the nation was rejoicing.

I want to say someone here today, today will be a new beginning for you.

I want you to stand on your feet and pray the next prayer; pray with all your heart. Say: Father, let my light begin to grow rapidly.

Go ahead. Let my light begin to grow rapidly. My light may be small now, but, Almighty God, let my light begin to grow rapidly, let my light begin to grow rapidly. Let my light begin to grow rapidly Father. Let my light begin to grow very very rapidly. No matter how little my light may be right now, let it begin to grow rapidly, rapidly. Let it begin to grow rapidly. Let it begin to grow rapidly. Let my light begin to grow very very rapidly. Thank You. Let it begin to grow rapidly Father. Whatever little light You have already planted in me, Let it begin to grow rapidly Lord; Let it begin to grow rapidly from now on, from now on. Let it begin to grow very very rapidly. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Now, that is my way of introduction.

The real thing is that your child is a Potential light.

That little child you are carrying on your lap or standing beside you or seating next to you is a potential light.

Why?

Because light gives birth to light

James chapter 1 verse 17 says, all good and perfect gifts come down from above; from God the Father of light…

And it tells you who Father of light is.

It said, with whom there is no variableness, shadow of turning – God is perfect light, His children therefore are light.

And in John chapter 8 verse 44; Jesus Christ was talking to some people and say: you are of your father the devil.

In order words, darkness gives birth to darkness. Light gives birth to light.

So, if you are born again, if you are a child of God, according to Mathew 5:14, you are light of the world, so your children are light – light will give birth to light.

And so, that little child by your side might be a Prophet in the making.

Jeremiah chapter 1 verse 4 to 5 – God spoke to Jeremiah, He said, before I formed thee, I knew thee; while you are yet in your mother’s womb, I have already ordained you, sanctified you, set you apart to be a prophet to the nation. That little child might be a potential prophet to nations.

Or like David that I referred to earlier on. That little child might be a future leader.

Today, he is small; tomorrow, he might become a leader.

Or, as in the case of Samson that you read in Judges chapter 13 verse 1 to end: that little child may be a future deliverer of his people.

Today he is small, he doesn’t look at it, but you never can tell, that fellow may be a future deliverer of his people.

Or, according to Judges chapter 4…

Thank You Father.

The Lord says, there is someone here tonight; He said, your enemies will soon give you a nick name, and the nickname is ‘the Indestructible one’.

And that is good.

That means after they have tried and tried and tried to destroy you and they can’t succeed, they will give you a nickname and say: this is the indestructible one.

I want to say amen to that myself.

Or, Judges chapter 4 verse 4 to 14 is talking about Deborah there.

That little girl by your side could be a future military leader.

You never can tell what kind of light you are holding, you never can tell.

It takes someone with special revelation to look at a little child and see something great.

And I am believing God that every child here tonight will become great.

I have told of an old man in my village when I was a child.

I was just going to what you will call probably nursery school.

You will had a plate made of wood and paint it black and give us chalk and we will go to school, and we may spend the whole day learning to right letter A and…, just to get us away from home.

But one day I was coming home with that plate on my head and chalk all over my face, and this old man saw me and said, hmmm, Senior Academician.

What is academician about a boy carrying a plate on his head with chalk in his hands, chalk all over the face?

But somehow he saw somebody with a P.hD – he saw into the future.

And I have big bold to say tonight that I see into the future of your children that in the might name of Jesus Christ, they will become very great.

But if you don’t mind asking you to stand and pray because this is a very special night and you will notice that I am pouring as we want to finish on time.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, whatever is Your purpose for my children, let them be fulfilled.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Whatever is Your purpose for my children, let them be fulfilled, let them be fulfilled. If what I have by my side is a future prophet, let him become a prophet. If is to become a leader, let him become a leader. If is going to become a Judge, let that purpose be fulfilled. If is going to become a great warrior, just let Your purpose for my children be fulfilled. Let Your purpose for my children be fulfilled. Let Your purpose for my children be fulfilled. Let Your purpose for my children be fulfilled. Thank You Father. Yes Lord, Let Your purpose for my children be fulfilled. Thank You my Daddy.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Amen.

Please be seated.

Now the clause of the matter is this, not all little lights are allowed to mature.

When you go to the scriptures, you will find serious example of people who were light but the enemy put out the light before they can become great.

This is where we are going to need very serious prayers.

In Genesis chapter 4 verse 3 to 8 …

Thank You Father.

The Lord said there is a woman here; the Doctor said that they suspect that your child might me autistic; the Lord asks you to lay your hand on that child and say: peace be still, and everything will be okay.

Thank You Father. Thank You very very much for that. Thank You

In Genesis chapter 4 verse 3 to 8, the Bible tells us about Abel and Cain.

Cain was already doing the will of God; he was a little light, but the brother put out that light – the brother killed the light.

In Exodus chapter 2 verse 1 to 10, before Moses was born at all, death was waiting for him. There was already a decree that says, if this baby that is to be born is a boy, it must be killed. That was before Moses was born, death was waiting.

Some of us we know what we are talking about, those of us who came from some very poor background.

In the mud hurts to which we were born; our parents, in an attempt to remove the dust, would gather some leaves, mixed it with dung of cows and use it to paints the floor; we were born as it were; handed over to uncountable number of germs. Death was waiting.

The woman who cut the umbilical cord uses one rotten knife. Tied the umbilical cord with some very dirty rags…, thank God we survive.

Death was waiting.

Many of the children died and they said, they are killed by witches.

No! Germs took care of them.

For Moses, death was waiting.

Even the Lord Jesus Christ: in Mathew chapter 2 verse 13 to 16 – His Father in heaven had to say to Joseph; ‘take the child and run’, because there is somebody who wants to put out his light even before he begins to shine at all.

The good news however is this: whatever is of God shall be forever.

Because Psalm 33 verse 11 says, the counsel of the Lord shall stand.

That is why many of us are still alive today because God has made up His mind; this light is going to be big. That is why we didn’t die small.

1Peter chapter 5 verse 8 tells us that the enemy may be walking about, seeking whom he may devour – Yes! There are witches; yes! There are wizard all over the place;

But, 2Chronicles chapter 16 verse 9 says, the eyes of the Lord run to and fro, looking for someone on whose behalf He is going to show Himself strong.

But for the Almighty God, many of us will not be here today. That God who kept us till now, He is able to keep our children, and He will do so in Jesus’ name.

I have told you the story before, how the devil had tried several times; maybe he had a glimpse of what was coming and he tried to put out my light.

I told you in particular of a time when my eldest sister and myself, we were coming from the farm.

We were walking, singing carefree and I am talking about way back in the 1950’s when the white people ruled Nigeria.

And they come to our village in their Jeep to collect gold, because there was minning in those days there.

And in those days, if a white man should kill your son; you must carry your son, carry the dead body and begin to say thank you thank you to the white man as you run to hide; because if you don’t run, they can arrest you for negligence.

So, in my village in those days, they called them ‘the One-who-Kills and say thank You to him’ (Alapadupe); the elders here will know what I am talking about.

And so, my sister and I were coming from the farm, coming to the village; and all of a sudden we heard a sound; by the time we looked back, Alapadupe was already on us.

My sister grabbed me and jumped out of the way and we landed in one of the dried pit where the Miners have dug before; and my heart was beating violently.

And then, all of a sudden as we are just calming down, we heard a noise in the pit; it was the hissing of a snake, and we looked and it was probably the most poisonous of all the snakes in the area – very black and terrible – we have come to disturb him in his habitant.

So we froze. My sister and I, our hearts stop beating and the snake hissing angrily climb out of the pit. By the time he finally got out, that was when we began to breathe again.

We came out of the pit, got back home, and for weeks, I kept on having night mares – either dreams of the Alapadupe or dream of the snake; I will woke up shouting. Until finally I broke up in a very high fever that finally led to my fainting – becoming unconscious.

Alapadupe could not me; the serpent could not get; the nightmare did not succeed; and even the high fever failed.

I am believing God that it doesn’t matter what the enemy may try, they will not succeed over your children.

That is why I am calling on you to stand on your feet and cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, all the efforts to put out my light, let them fail.

Please open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God. All the efforts of enemies known and unknown, to put out my light Lord, let them fail, let them fail, let them fail, let them fail, let them fail. All the efforts of forces of darkness, of witches or wizards, of enemies known and unknown to put out my light, let all these efforts fail, let them fail, Lord, let them fail, let them fail, let them fail, please Lord, let them fail, let them fail. Thank You Jesus. All the efforts of the enemy to put out my light let these efforts fail. Let them fail. Thank You Father. Thank You Almighty God. Thank You Jesus.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

That is why your lights need divine protection.

They need divine protection against dream-killers.

Genesis 37 verse 13 to 24. The brothers of Joseph saw him; they said, behold the dreamer cometh; let us kill him and see what will become of his dreams – they wanted to put out that light.

They threw him into a pit; by the special grace of God, the pit was dry; because he would have drowned if there had been water in the pit. God moved ahead of the brothers.

Mathew chapter 10 verse 36 said it clearly: a man’s foes would be they of his household. There are enemies in your household.

The moment they see your light beginning to shine – that little child…, you child needs divine protection; not only against all those enemies; many a times these children need divine protection against you – you their parents.

They need protection against parental errors.

I mean, look at Genesis 19 verse 30 to 38; it tells us about the story of Lot and his two daughters.

When they find themselves alone in a cave; they have observed that their father drink just a little at a time – just a little, the father never got drunk before – just a little bit. And these daughters who are of course like their mother, made a plot to make the old man drunk.

He got drunk first night; slept with his first daughter, he didn’t know what he did.

Drunk the second night, make the second daughter pregnant, not knowing what he did.

And they produced children that became terrors to the children of Israel.

Children at times need protection against little habits of their parents, because they are watching you. They are looking at you very closely, studying everything you do.

And they need divine protection against generational curses – some curses that had been brought down the line by the actions of parents and grandparents – they need divine protection against this.

Each time I read 2Kings chapter 5 verse 20 to 27 where Elisha cursed Gehazi and said the leprosy of Naaman will cleave on you and your seed forever.

I tremble because children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, if they are born into the lineage of Gehazi, they will end up Lepers.

And just in case you think that is right now the white people are discovering genetical problems. Ask our elders, our fore-fathers, they will tell in those days when you want to marry, let us know who.

When you told them this is the fellow, they will go and find out the family that girl is coming from.

How many mad people had been there?

How many lepers had been there?

I my right or wrong you elders?

So, no matter how beautiful she is. If they had been lepers, somewhere along the line, they will say no way, you are not bringing leprosy into our home.

Now! (Laughing) You even marry online.

God have mercy.

Hass tag(#) boyfriend. #girlfriend.

That is why you end up with #leprosy; #HIVpositive

And when you read Exodus 17 verse 8 to 14, you will find that something happened.

There is somebody called Amalek that rose up against the children of Israel when they are coming out of Egypt going to the Promise Land.

God won the battle for the children of Israel but God said, write it down, a day is coming when I Am going to wipe out the memory of Amalek.

And by the time you get to 1Samuel chapter 15 verse 1 to 3; God said to king Saul, now I remember what Amalek did, it is time for my vengeance; go and wipe out everybody in that city: husband, wife, children…

The children were not there when their fore-father committed the crime but they paid for it.

 I am praying today…; I could have told you some stories along this line but I want to hurry because of the children

I am praying today that any curse that may still be hanging in your family shall be destroyed tonight.

So, what is your duty: Papa! Mama! Towards this wonderful little Lights:

Expose them to God as soon as possible, and do it diligently.

I feel distress when I see children of Pastors and Deacons and Deaconesses – I am not saying in this church, it may be anywhere; who cannot even sing a single chorus and cannot even quote a simple Bible passage, because their parent didn’t care, the parent didn’t expose them to God: they think they are still too small – nobody is too small to know God.

Expose them quickly to God because Isaiah 49 verse 15 says; can a woman forget her baby that she brought forth? The Almighty God says, she may forget but I won’t forget.

You may fall asleep; God won’t fall asleep.

Psalm 121 verse 4 says, the One who keeps Israel would neither sleep nor slumber.

You cannot protect your children when you are sleeping; but God never sleeps – expose them to God, He will take care.

You may get tired, you are a human being but God never gets tired.

Isaiah chapter 40 verse 28 tells us clearly, He does not get tired.

And you have limits as parents; that is why you must expose them to God quickly.

There are limits to what you can do, but there is no limit to what God can do.

Luke chapter 18 verse 27 says, what is impossible with man, is possible with God.

You cannot follow these children to boarding house; you cannot even be with them in the school 24/7. You cannot be with them when they travelled with their colleagues and so on and so forth. But God is everywhere – introduced them to God and do it early and do it diligently.

Which brings us to the point: why do we ask you to bring them for anointing?

Because they need the anointing before the enemies begin to come

Thank God David was able to say in 1Samuel 17 verse 34 to end; he said, he was in the farm when the lion came, the father was not there;  when the bear came, the father was not there,  brothers were not even there but the anointing was there.

The anointing took care of the lion, took care of the bear.

In Judges 14 verse 5 to 6, Samson was going on a journey when a lion roared at him.

But the anointing of God that was upon him rose up and destroyed the lion.

These children needs the anointing of God, so that when we are not around, the anointing will continue to do the work.

Let me conclude, so that we can get to anoint these children.

Thank You Father.

Daddy says, one of the children here tonight is going to become the richest person in Nigeria.

I am sure you will like to say amen: Lord, let it be one of mine.

Alright.

Thank You Father.

There was woman in the church, some of the people here will know here by the time I finish this story.

She had no child, she was barren, but she was an addicted soul winner.

She was rich, and she uses her little wealth to bring children to church.

Every Sunday, she will hire a bus to go and bring children to church. She was an addicted soul winner.

She had no child.

But before she died, three of her spiritual children became an assistant general overseer in this church. Four of them became members of the Governing council.

The Lord asked me to tell you that story because there is someone here, he said, your spiritual children will become prominent in the Lord.

In conclusion

Parents, you have a lot to do.

You know the story in 2Kings chapter 2 verse 19 to 22; the people of Jericho, the elders of Jericho came to Elisha and said Sir, our city is beautiful but we have problems.

We have barrenness, we have death.., and the man said, go and bring me salt; bring it in a new crews and take me to the fountain of your river. And he went pour in with the salt, made the decree and the problems ended.

Jericho had been living under a curse for years until the man of God came on the scene and he asked the people to do something before he could do something:

Bring a new crew – He is telling you parents, you need to turn over a new leave, you need to become born again, you need to become a Christian true and true; you need to be in Christ so that you can become a new creature.

You need to become a Christian, so that you can become the salt of the earth.

And then of course, you need to cry unto God constantly for your children.

Many of us pray for jobs; we pray for promotion; we pray for prosperity; we forget to pray for our future.

We must constantly pray for these little ones, we must constantly pray for them.

There was an old man, elderly man; we went to preach to him. He said, no no no, don’t worry about me his own case is already too late; if my children want to become Christian, fine; but me, is too late; then, please I am busy.

Busy – he was building a massive house; he refused to surrender to Jesus.

When he died, the children remove everything that can be removed from that house and sold to buy drugs.

The elders have a saying, ‘you don’t train your child, you don’t build your child, you are building a house; the child you refused to build will sell the house that you have built’.

Brethren, you need to expose these children to Jesus; you yourself must be a child of God – you yourself must be a light in order to produce light. You yourself must be a salt to season the life of these children.

And then of course, when you decide that you want to serve the Lord, never leave your children behind – never leave your children behind – as you are growing spiritually, let the grow with you.

Remember what Joshua said in Joshua 24 verse 15; he said as for me and my house, we will do what? We will serve the Lord.

An incident happens in Chicago…, and by the way, I brought greeting from Chicago, I have just returned from there.

A woman keeping running to me as I was coming out of the church with her two children and they were trying to keep her away and she said you will have to kill me if you don’t let me get to the man of God.

Finally, I saw her, I said please let her come.

She brought the two children.

She said all I want you to do is: lay hands on them and pray that they will grow and become like your children.

That request touched me.

There are many of us who are growing in the Lord and we leave our children behind.

I make sure by the special grace of God that everywhere I went, whenever the opportunity occur, I brought my children along to let them grow in the way of the Lord.

When I go and fishing, they go and fishing with me.

Any opportunity I had…, I don’t want to watch over other people’s children and lose my own; I wanted them to grow up together with me.

We did Bible study everywhere. I take them for a walk; and when we go for a walk we do Bible study as we go.

I make sure by the grace of God that they will grow up and become a child of the Living God.

So, when somebody said I want my children to be like your children – I say, Father, I thank You.

I pray for all parents who are here today that all your children will grow up to love the Lord.

Light gives birth to light.

Darkness will give birth to darkness.

So, if you are out there: Mama, Papa, and you are not yet born again, please, if only for the sake of your children, come and give your life to Jesus now.

When you give your life to Him, He will translate you out of darkness and bring you into light. And when you are in the light, that light will begin to affect your children.

So, if you want to give your life to Jesus, come.

I know there is a huge crowd out there and so, I am going to count from one to fifteen. But come as quickly as you can and come and surrender your life to Jesus Christ.

And please, don’t leave your children behind, just carry the child with you, don’t let your child be separated from you tonight. The crowd is big. So, stay close to your child.

If you want to give your life to Jesus, come now – I am counting

One, two…; and children, you are not too young to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, He save souls: whether young souls or old souls, you can come and surrender your life to Him too.

Three, four, five…;

When anyone is in Christ, he becomes a new creature; old things passed away, all things become new. Come to Him now.

Six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen…

Those of you, who are on the way, keep coming, keep coming, keep coming; just make sure you get here before I finish praying.

And those of you who are already in front and those of who are on the way talk to Jesus: say, Lord, save my soul. I have come to surrender my life to You; I want to become a brand new creature. Let Your blood wash away my sins. Give me a brand new beginning oh Lord. I want to be light; I don’t want to be darkness anymore, please save my soul.

Talk to Jesus Christ now

And please the rest of us, let us stretch our hands towards these people and intercede for them that the Almighty God who saved our souls will save their souls also. Let us intercede for them. Let us pray that God will have mercy on every one of them that He will watch them clean with His blood, that He will save their souls tonight.

And Counselors I think you need to begin to move close because this crowd is a bit much, you will need to attend to them here.

Keep coming those of you who is still on the way. Keep coming, I will be praying in about thirty seconds; make sure you get here before I finish praying.

Let us intercede for these people in another one minute. Let us pray that God will have mercy on them, that He will save their souls and He will wash them clean with His blood and give them a brand new beginning. That He will translate them from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. Let us pray for them brethren. Let us pray for them.

And those of who are on the way, you have ten seconds more to get here.

Thank You Father.

But just keep coming, keep coming, make sure you get here before I finish praying because I am about to pray now.

Just keep coming, keep coming; I can see many of you are still on the way. Keep coming – this is your night of salvation, don’t miss it; cry to Jesus as you come: ask Him to save your soul. Ask Him to wash you clean with His blood. Ask Him to give you a brand new beginning, to move you out of the kingdom of darkness, into His marvelous light. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Father Almighty I want to thank You for Your word; and I want to thank You for all these Your wonderful children. I want to thank You because You said who so ever will come unto You, You will in no wise cast out; they have come to You now Father, receive them in Jesus’ name; forgive them in Jesus’ name; wash them clean with Your blood in Jesus’ name; write their names in the Book of Life in Jesus’ name.

Father I am praying that, as You are saving their souls today, You will translate them completely into the kingdom of light and darkness will no longer have power over them in Jesus’ name.

Please Lord God Almighty, from now on, anytime they call on You, answer them by fire in Jesus’ name. When darkness sees them coming, let darkness run in Jesus’ name; and let their light begin to shine.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

And those of you in front let me hear you shout hallelujah.

I congratulate all of you and I rejoice with you because from now on by the grace of God I will be praying for you. So, I am going to need your names, your address, prayer requests.

Counselors will give you a card, which you are to fill as quickly as possible and give back to them. And if you can’t fill it or you don’t have pen, the Counselors will be ready to help you. So, quickly now, go about filling the card.

And the rest of us: parents, children alike, let us begin to worship the Almighty God as we wait for the Counselors to finish with these people.

God bless you.

Okay.

We want to pray some prayers now; now that the anointing is fresh; I want you to stand on your feet and pray this prayer with all your heart.

First and foremost in appreciation that God has decide to anoint us again tonight, let us shout a big hallelujah.

And then, lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, if any hands try to touch my children for evil cut the hands off.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. From this moment onward, if any hands try to touch any of my children for evil, Father, cut the hands off. Any hand that tries touching any of my children for evil, my Lord and my Saviour, cut the hand off. From this moment onward, by the power of the Holy Spirit, by the auction of the anointing, if any hands try to touch my children for evil, cut the hands off Lord, just cut it off. Any hand that tries to touch my children for evil from now on just cut the hand off. Thank You Father. Any evil hand trying to touch my children, from now on any evil hand trying to touch me, from now on, just cut them off Lord, cut them off, cut them off. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

You better pray this prayer with all your heart and say, Father, any group of people gathering against my family, scatter them.

Open your mouth cry to God. Scatter them if they are gathering against my family. Scatter them Lord by the auction of the anointing, any group gathering against my family, any group gathering against my family, Lord God Almighty scatter them, scatter them, scatter them even before they can formulate any plan against my family, Lord scatter them. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

This prayer is just for a few, those who don’t need any more pains or sorrows in their families are those who are to pray this one.

You will lift your voice to Him and say: Father, from now, let there be no cry of pain or sorrow or loss in my family forever.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. No more cry of pain, no more cry of sorrow, no more cry of loss, no more cry of death, no more cry of tragedy in my family ever again. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said very soon, the sound of music will return to your home.

Thank You Father.

The Lord asked me to tell someone, He said, the biggest serpent in your family will die this month.

Thank You Father.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, one of your children will be a ruler in this nation.

Let us lift our voice to Him one more time and say: Father, let every member of my family become a vessel unto honour in Your hands.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Let every member of my family become a mighty vessel unto honour in Your hand Father. Let every member of my family, become a mighty vessel unto honour in Your hand. Mighty vessel unto honour in Your hand. In my family, raise up prophets, raise up pastors, raise up evangelist, raise up apostles and teachers, raise up people that You will use to perform mighty miracles, signs and wonders for You. Let every member of my family become a mighty vessel unto honour in Your hands.  Glory be to Your holy name.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so my Father and my God I commit all these Your children into Your hands. I thank You for anointing us tonight, I know this is a very special one. Thank You for anointing our children, thank You because Your anointing we destroy every yokes, please accept our thanks in Jesus’ name. From now on, any enemy whatsoever that tries to touch us or our children let the fire of the Holy Spirit roast them. Any person or groups of person that may want to gang against our family, from now on, Father, wipe them out. Let our light continue to mature. Help us to shine for You. Let every member of our family become mighty vessels unto honour in Your hands. Thank You Almighty God; and let the anointing remain forever fresh.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

If you receive that, shout a big hallelujah.

Shake hand with one or two people and say thank God I came tonight and then you may please be seated.

Now, you will probably realize the reason you must witness to your neighbours. As long as they are not born again, they remain in darkness, and darkness will influence their children. But the moment they become converted, they become light and the light will begin to influence their children also.

So, tell them, even if they don’t want to be born again for their sake, let them become born again for the sake of their children; and the Almighty God will save their souls.

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

VICTORIOUS GRACE

6th of May, 2016

Thank You LORD.

Why don’t you just lift your hands to the Most High God and begin to bless His holy name.

Give Him glory; give Him honour; give Him adoration.

Worship the King of kings.

Worship the Lord of lords.

Bless the I AM THAT I AM.

Magnify His holy name.

Magnify His holy name.

Yes Lord we want to worship You.

Ancient of days we magnify Your holy name – we bless You Lord.

You are worthy to be praised; You are worthy to be adored; You are worthy to be magnified.

Precious Lord we bless Your name, we bless Your name; we bless Your name.

You are worthy, You are worthy, You are worthy of our praise.

We give You glory Lord, we give You honour, we give You adoration.

Blessed, blessed, blessed be Your holy name.

We bless Your holy name.

(Speaking in the Holy Spirit)

Blessed be Your holy name.

Blessed be Your holy name.

Blessed be Your holy name.

Blessed be Your holy name.

(Speaking in the Holy Spirit)

Thank You Father.

Thank You Lord.

In Jesus mighty name we worshipped.

I want you to lift your voice to Him loud and clear and say: Father, in this month of grace be gracious unto me.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Be gracious unto me in this month of grace. Let me find favour with You; Let me find favour with men. Be gracious unto me O Lord. Almighty God, please be gracious unto me this month. Let me find favour with You. Let me find favour with men. Be gracious unto me O Lord. Be gracious unto me. This month in particular Lord, let me find favour with You. Be gracious unto me o Lord. Be gracious unto me. Thank You Father. O Yes Lord, let me find favour with You and with men this month like never before. Please be gracious unto me. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Whenever God remembers a person, the miracle the person had been waiting for we come.

So, lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, please remember me today; remember me for good.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Please Lord, remember me today; remember me for good. Almighty God, remember me today, remember me for good. King of glory, please remember me today; remember me for good. Ancient of days remember me today, remember me today; remember me for good Almighty. All sufficient, please remember me today; remember for good. Please remember me today. King of glory, remember me today; remember for good. Remember me Ancients of day; please, remember me today; remember me for good. Thank You Lord. Thank You Almighty God. Thank You Saviour. Blessed be Your holy name. Thank You Daddy.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Glory be to God in the highest, Amen.

Glory be to God in the highest, Amen.

For His mercy endureth forever. Amen

For His endureth forever; Amen

(Hallelujah)

Glory be to God in the highest, Amen.

Glory be to God in the highest, Amen.

For His mercy endureth forever. Amen

For His endureth forever; Amen

(Hallelujah)

 

Praises be to God in the highest, Amen

Praises be to God in the highest, Amen

For His mercy endureth forever. Amen

For His endureth forever; Amen

(Hallelujah)

 

Praises be to God in the highest, Amen

Praises be to God in the highest, Amen

For His mercy endureth forever, Amen

For His endureth forever; Amen

(Hallelujah)

 

Honour be to God in the highest, Amen

Honour be to God in the highest, Amen

For His mercy endureth forever, Amen

For His endureth forever; Amen

(Hallelujah)

God of all grace, the Unchangeable changer, the Mighty One, the Mighty in battle, the One who never lost a war, we bless Your name. King of kings and Lord of lords, Greater than the greatest, Stronger than the strongest, Higher than the highest, Older than the oldest, Wiser than the wisest, glory be to Your holy name; accept our worship in Jesus’ name.

Father, in this month of grace, be gracious to us all. Be gracious to the sick and heal them. Be gracious to the captive and set them free. Be gracious to the poor, and cause them to prosper. Be gracious to the sorrowful and wipe away all their tears. Be gracious to the barren and make them fruitful. Be gracious to the jobless and give them a breakthrough. Be gracious to the stagnant and accelerate their promotion. Every one of us here tonight, we are crying to You Lord, be gracious to the sinners and save their souls.

By the time we live here in the morning, Father, grant us the grace to sing a new a song. And all those who are listening to You all over the world, wherever they may be: from Australia to  Papua New Guinea, everywhere in the Mid-belt, in the Mid-east, Father, be gracious unto us all; grant all our request and just let all be well.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let someone shout hallelujah.

Before you seat down, put your hands together for the Almighty God.

Common! If you are clapping for Jesus… clap, clap… that is the way it should be.

Amen!

Now, shake hands with two or three people and tell them: God will show you favour tonight.

And then you may please be seated.

God bless you.

Tonight, before we go to the word of God, we are about to do something special.

The Bible says the weapons of our warfare are not carnal.

Our own weapons are not guns; our weapons are not cutlasses or swords; our weapons are not carnal; but according to the word of God that is forever settled, they are mighty to the pulling down of strong holes.

We want to use that weapon of prayer tonight before we go any further.

Let me ask you a question.

How many of you are fed up with the shedding of innocent bloods all across the nation?

If you are fed up, say Amen.

How many of you are absolutely fed up with kidnappings?

If you are totally fed up, let me hear you say Amen.

So, I am going to ask you to join me in prayer – I want you to pray with anger; pray with violence; pray like you have never prayed before.

You see! The word of says: whatsoever we bound on earth is bound in heaven; whatever we lose on earth, is lose in heaven.

Bible scholars said what that actually meant is: whatever we allow on earth, we be allowed in heaven. Whatever we disallow on earth, we be disallowed in heaven.

I want you to join me to say: no more kidnapping and no more shedding of innocent blood.

And so, we are going to pray the prayer in a violence manner.

Stand on your feet please.

The first prayer you are going to pray; you will lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, anyone planning to shed innocent blood right now as we speak, send down Your fire and consume such people.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

From now on, anyone planning to shed innocent blood all over this nation; wherever they may be right now as we pray, send down Your fire; let Your fire consume them.

Our own weapon is prayer; Lord God Almighty, anyone planning to shed innocent blood from now on, send down Your fire O Lord; send down the fire from heaven: You are the Consuming fire; send down Your fire, let the fire consume anyone wherever they may be planning to shed innocent blood. Lord God Almighty send down Your fire from heaven, let the fire consume them. Thank You Father. Please Lord. (Speaking in the Holy Spirit). Send down Your fire O Lord. Consume anyone planning to shed innocent blood from now on Lord, all over this nation. Anyone planning to shed innocent blood, set on fire Lord, set on fire Almighty God set on fire. (**Speaking in the Holy Spirit**). Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

You will pray another prayer and say: Father, anyone who has kidnapped or he is planning to kidnap, right now as we pray, set him on fire.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Right now Lord, anyone who has kidnapped or he is planning to kidnap, wherever that fellow may be Lord, set him or her on fire – just set him or her on fire. Anyone planning to kidnap or has kidnapped, wherever he or she may be, set him or her on fire O Lord. Enough is enough; enough is enough Daddy, set down fire from Your throne.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

My Father and my God, we are Your children, we have no other help but You, and we are saying tonight Lord, we are in one accord as we say: no more killing of innocent people. Father, we say, no more kidnapping. Father, Your children are in one accord and say: please, fight for us. Many of these perpetrator of evil, we don’t even know where they are but You can see them, You know there location, set them on fire so that they will repent; so that they will be saved; from now on don’t let them know any rest.

And Father, we thank You for warning us in advance that things we get worse before they get better; but we Your children are saying: Daddy, enough is enough; from now on let things get better. We are crying to You by faith tonight to say in this nation there will no longer be fuel scarcity. No more hunger; no more pain; no more tragedies. We say Lord, beginning from now, let things get better; let them get better speedily; let them get better continuously; help us O Lord take all the glory.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

If you believe God have heard you, shout a big hallelujah.

Okay!

2Corithian chapter 9 verse 8.

We want to talk about Victorious Grace.

I don’t need to begin to divine what is victory – you all know what it means.

And I am sure you know what grace is.

Grace is favour from God that you did not even deserve.

When God gives you a miracle you don’t deserve, we call it grace.

And 2Corithians chapter 9 verse 8: “And God is able to make all grace abound towards you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work”

Beginning from now, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, you will never lack again. You will never lack health; you will never lack joy; you will never lack peace. You will never lack any good thing.

Life is war.

From the moment you are conceived, to the moment you died – is one continuous war.

If you don’t believe me, ask your mum; she will tell you…

One of the ways they know in those days that a woman is pregnant is that: she began to have morning sickness.

Yeah! Something good had happen in the belly, nobody knows but the woman knows – morning sickness.

Then, very soon the baby inside begin to kick; at a stage, she cannot even lie on her side. And then if you know what she go through before she can push you out – you will know life is war.

That is why, when you land here in this world, the first thing you do is cry not laugh.  You will begin to say: hey! I have come (laugh) to take share of my own fight.

And for the Christian in particular, life is intense war.

Because you used to be a slave of Satan and now you are born again, you have escaped.

And the elders will tell you, it is good for the slave to escape and is proper for the owner to purse.

That is while 2Timothy chapter 2 verse 4 says that a Christian is chosen to be a soldier; you are not chosen to be a civilian.

And as I have told you again and again: the Lord Jesus Christ is not civilian, He is a soldier.

The Bible calls Him the Lord – the Lord strong and mighty; the Lord mighty in battle;  not mighty in dancing; mighty in battle.

That is while the Bible says in Ephesians chapter 6 verse 11 says: you are to put on the whole armor of God.

You don’t wear armor to the dance floor; you wear armor to the battle front.

Why?

Because 1Peter chapter 5 verses 8 and 9 says: you have an adversary, the devil; like a roaring lion, steadily walking about seeking for whom he may defile.

Every day the devil is after you.

And the Bible did not say you are to fold your hands and say devil leave me alone…

There is only one language the devil understands, that is the language of violence.

So, the Bible says you are to resist Him steadfastly.

In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, beginning from tonight, none of you will ever be defeated again.

But you need grace to win.

So, tonight, as usual I am going to be calling on you from time to time to pray.

If you like pray like a lady and gentle man. But if you will take my advice, pray like warriors.

May be I should ask a question.

How many of you are tired of suffering anyway?

You need grace to win.

Let us take these battles/wars, maybe under five headings only. There are other headings, but I have another meeting after the Holy Ghost service; so, I will try and be brief tonight.

Let us take the Physical Aspect of life – I am just talking about your body.

When you are sick, it means there is a war going on in your body. That is while when you have fever your temperature rises. It is because certain fighting is going on in your body.

Ask the Medical Doctors, they will tell you there are soldiers in your body…; they have their name for them. But they are put there to defend your body against outside attack. They are there!

That is while whenever they discover something is wrong, they begin to fight; in the process they begin to generate heat, so your temperature rises.

That is while when you suffer a cut, immediately blood will rush there and rush there to prevent invaders from coming in, and as soon as they get there the blood begins to clot, begin to form a shed to  prevent an attacker for coming in from outside.

If you don’t believe that sickness is war, ask Neman, the leper – he is an example.

He had everything but the Bible says: he was a leper. And that single but destroy everything.

And of course you know what leprosy does?

If you have ever seen a leper before you will understand.

The sickness kills a little bit at a time: one finger will drop off; one toe; and later on a little bit of the hair; a little bit of the nose; which tells you the way the devil operates…; He steals, then he kills, then he destroys.

Or consider the woman with the issue of blood: when what was supposed to last for a couple of days every month, now became a continuous flow.

And she was getting weaker by the day and getting poorer by the day.

Or Luke chapter 13 verse 10 to 17 tells you of a woman that the Bible says, Satan bound: she just bent double; no matter how hard she try, she could not lift herself up because there are invisible forces binding her.

But then, the God of grace has grace to give victory in physical battles.

Luke chapter 4 verse 27 says: there were many Lepers in the land but the grace of God chose one leper and said in your own case I will give you victory.

Every one of you today, fighting some wars in your body, you will receive grace.

In John chapter 5 verse 2 to 9; you know the story very well, we always referring to it; it tells about the multitude at the pool of Bethesda – multitude! – Sick people, lame people, they were there waiting for the turning of the water by an Angel; because the first fellow to jump him after the angel as come will be made whole.

Then the Lord of grace paid that place a visit and out of the multitude, He chose only one fellow for healing.

And I don’t know who He is going to choose tonight but I know the God of grace is going to choose someone for physical victory tonight.

The fellow had been there for thirty eight years; God of grace healed that single fellow who did not even pray for it.

He was just lying down waiting for the Angel, when the Creator of Angels came and set him free.

I have told you the story before of a woman who was sick at Luth here in Lagos.

Her case had degenerated to the level that no way she could live – no way

So, the husband came on a visit one night; and the Nurses and Doctor told him there is no way that your wife can still be alive by tomorrow morning – no way

All sign show clearly she cannot last a night.

So, the husband pretended to be in love: ‘hello my dear, I will see you tomorrow’; and then he left.

As soon as he left, he phoned his concubine and said come, come over that stupid fellow is not going to be around by tomorrow morning; and so, they were having fun.

Everybody gone to sleep, when all of a sudden someone appeared to that lady and said that I AM the LORD that healeth thee and lifted her up from the bed; and she was completely whole.

When the Nurses saw her they thought that she had died that it is the ghost that had come; so, she discharge herself and came home.

And because the husband was not expecting her, he did not even closed the door and she just walked in and saw the man with the concubine.

There is still a God in heaven who can step in when the world has forsaken you.

Stand on your feet this evening; lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, in this great assembly, let Your grace bring me total wholeness tonight.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

I know we have many people here Lord, I know this is a great assembly but let Your grace bring me complete wholeness. Let Your grace bring me total wholeness tonight. I know You can single me out for complete healing tonight – please do it. Do it. I want victory over sickness, over disease, over germs and virus in my body; in this great assembly Lord, let Your grace single me out for complete wholeness. Let Your grace single me out for complete wholeness tonight; I want to be made whole: body, soul, spirit. I want every ache, every pain, every sickness, every disease to be gone from my body. I know we are many, but You are the God of grace, give me victorious grace tonight. Victory over sickness, victory over disease, victory over ache, victory over pain, do whatever You have to do to make me whole again, do whatever You alone can do to make me completely whole again. Do it O Lord. Make me absolutely whole again – whole: body, soul, spirit; from the top of my head to the sole of my feet to the tips of my fingers, Lord God Almighty and the tips of my toe, make me whole Lord. Make me absolutely whole tonight. By Your grace give me a total healing tonight, I know You can do it. I know You can repair what is damage in my body. I know You can do it and I know what cannot be repair You can replace; Lord, give me total wholeness tonight by Your grace, by Your grace, by Your grace. Give me a total wholeness tonight by Your grace. Thank You Father. (Speaking in the Spirit). Make me whole Lord. Make me absolutely whole Lord. Even sick and diseases that are already in my body that I don’t know, flush it out, flush it out, make me whole tonight. Make me whole tonight. You are my Doctor, You are my Physician, You are my Creator, You are the One who can do what no Doctors can do, please Lord, make me whole tonight, let me find grace with You for complete wholeness tonight not tomorrow. Any ache, every pain, everything that might be wrong with my system that the Doctor may say this is due to old age, this is due to that, Lord put everything right. You said will renew my age like the eagles, do it tonight Lord, do it tonight. Take the glory for it Father. Thank You Jesus.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus mighty name.

God bless you. You may be seated.

And then, let us look at this warfare from the Material Perspective.

Any sensible fellow will tell you that ‘Business is warfare’ – real warfare.

You have something to sell; hundreds of others also have the same thing to sell and you have the same market; so, it becomes a matter of survival.

Business is warfare particularly for the Christian: the moment you become a Christian… oh, oh…

You see the devil does not care if a sinner gets rich that does not border him.

Why?

Mark chapter 8 verse 36 says: what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul’.

As long as the devil knows that your soul belongs to him, then, you can go ahead and prosper. He knows then that you are nothing other than a ram for the slaughter.

I wrote a trait “a ram for the slaughter” way back in 1970-something; and I describe what happens from my observation during the Ileya festival.

You will see a ram has been bought for the celebration and they keep on feeding this animal; the children will begin to watch his body; play with; and the ram is looking at himself, saying: hey! Look at how popular I am; not knowing that he is being prepared for the slaughter.

And that is the way it is for the sinner who is prospering.

Devil will say go on! go on! Get fatter! Prosper more! So that you can burn better when you get to hell!

But the moment you give your life to Jesus Christ, the moment you become committed to Christ, the devil says: oh oh! If this fellow prospers, the kingdom of God will expand.

And I told those who came for divine encounter on Monday; and it will be a good idea if you get that tape; the devil knows the Bible very well.

He knows that it is written in Zachariah chapter 1 verse 17: the Almighty God says through prosperity, My city shall yet be built throughout the whole world.

In order words, when My children prosper, they will begin to build My kingdom.

Let me ask you a question

If God gives you the money, how many of you will like to build a church single handedly for God?

Let me hear you say amen.

Everyone!

If God gives you the means, I know, I know many of you will love to spread the gospel by using your resources and the devil knows it too.

I won’t mention the state, but several years ago, the first time I decided to go on television, they told me that before I went to the television station, they won’t allow you to preach Christ on television in this particular state.

I won’t mention the name of the state, but I was working in that state as at that time.

I said that will be against the Law of the Land, you cannot deny me.

So, I went there and since they knew I was a lecturer in the University that I might be able to cause some trouble, they decided to use wisdom and they charge me an amount so high that they thought I would say I cannot pay,

They said well, for thirty minutes you will pay so so much, I said I will pay. I said I will pay.

So I began to preach.

I guess some people in high places saw what was happening and they challenge the man in charge of the station…

Why did you allow this?

So, after one month, he called me and said, we are reviewing our price and they doubled the price, I said I will pay.

A month later…, I am telling you through story that happen; witness is seating on the altar here.

A month later, they tripled the price, I say, I will pay.

I decree tonight, the money you need to do the work of God you will never lack it.

And at that time, things got so though, by the time I pay for this thing there is hardly any money left in the house to eat. But then God began to send helpers.

That is why those of you who are my partners, God will keep on sending helpers to you.

So, the devil knows that if you prosper that the work of God will be done; that the gospel will be spread all over the world.

So, he knows that if he tries to fight you directly on your finances, he knows God will rise up to defend you – he knows that, he is not a fool.

Call the devil any name, but don’t call him a fool because He is not a fool.

So, what does he do, he turns you against God. He causes you to do things that would then cause God to be the one who will be fighting you – and I am talking of financially.

It is there in the Bible, if you read Malachi chapter 3 verse 8 to 11 very well and the devil knows it.

Malachi 3: 8 to 11: God says, if you rob Him of your tithe and offering, He will put you under a curse – the devil knows that.

God went further to say, the moment you repent and you begin to pay your tithe and you give your offering, He will rebuke devourers for your sake – it is there in the Bible.

God says when you are robbing Him, He sent an army against you – an Army of devourers.

The devil will just stand by and be laughing as the Army of devourers begins to come.

But God says, the moment you repent and you begin to do what He asked you to do, He said, I will withdraw the devourers, I will take them away – He said so; it is there. I did not write the Bible.

I have told the story before of a friend of mine, I am sure he is listening now, a Lawyer, very successful Lawyer, he became born again and we are talking, we are discussing the issue of tithes and because he is a Lawyer, he is far far clever than myself – he know how to argue.

No, you don’t have to pay tithe. No! that is old testament. No! no!

At that time I was not a full time Pastor.

I said sir, I am not saying this thing because I need your money, you know I am a lecturer in the University; I am well fed, but…

So, finally, we reach an agreement: why don’t we let God settle this matter.

Haa! He said that is good – let Him settle the matter.

And when God set into a situation, you know God can move fast.

He lost one case; then, he lost the second; then, he lost the third – three cases in one week.

And ask any Lawyer that is not good for your reputation.

And then, he had a bakery where he produced bread in those days for the town; and the time we had our discussion was close to Christmas which is the top time for sale.

Few days before Christmas, all his bakers came to him together as one and say: sir, we are resigning.

Haa!

He said, please, if you want me to increase…, I mean this is moment we make our money, if you want me to increase your pay; they said no, it does not matter what increment; we are going.

Okay!

You are going to celebrate Christmas at home, will you come…, they said no, we are not coming back.

So, throughout the period of festivities, his own bakery was closed down.

And then, I went home for New Year and we met; and he said, God has proved Himself.

I was struggling giving Him tenth percent; now, I have zero.

I said ‘you repent?’

I repent.

He appealed the three cases, he won all the three; and all of a sudden, Bakers from all angles saying it is you will want to work for.

You don’t want to fight God!

I pray in the Name that is above every other name, God will fight for you.

The devil knows that what God said in His word is the truth: “give and you shall be given”.

So he causes you misalign.

He knows He says if you sow bountifully, you will reap bountifully; it is not the Pastor who said that, it is God.

So, when it is time to sow you will sow sparingly. You want to take the money, he will say, it is too much now, are you the only one in church.

And then, he begins to puff you up: I am the one who made this money, it is my brain that done the job. It is my strength.

He causes you to forget that it is God who gives the power to get wealth.

And the moment you begin to think: you are the one, it is your cleverness that is making you to succeed; it is your ability that has brought you thus far, then, it becomes difficult to honour God.

So, when we talk about first-fruit, you will say: forget that one!

God says you are to honour me with this.

You will say: hey! Mind your own business.

But there is grace when the enemy thought he had finished you financially – grace can come in and give you victory.

The Bible says in Luke chapter 4 verse 25 to 26. He said there were many widows in the land but grace singled out the widow of Sarepta and sent Elijah to her.

There were many widows, many widows; but grace said no no, this one will not die in poverty.

I pray in the name that is above every other name, every one of you here listening to me you will not die in poverty.

But you see, the grace of God prepared the widow in advance.

I have told you the story before; many of you were there when it happens; when we are in the first auditorium.

I was preaching like this when God spoke to me and said: there was someone there in the congregation; and God said, I am going to give this fellow three financial breakthroughs – big ones.

He said, the first one – 100percent, belong to God.

The second one would be shared with that fellow 50:50.

The third one is for the fellow and it would clear all her debt.

And I announced it.

I don’t know who God is talking about.

But there was a widow in the congregation with seventeen children living with her; heavily in debt, and she said that must be me.

We left.

Some days later, the first financial breakthrough came and it was a lot of money.

She came and said Daddy, the first miracle has come.

She showed me the money, I have brought it to God.

I said haa! Because I knew her problem; are you sure you are the one God is talking about; I am sorry I cannot take this kind of money.

Go and clear some of your problems with it.

She said, sir, do you want to block the way to the remaining two.

I said, no ma.

She said, I thought you love me

I said, I do

God have mercy on me.

I took the money from her but I did not touch it.

I know you will say: you of little faith.

Yes, you are correct.

I took the money I kept it.

Soon, she came back; the second had come, I have brought the fifty percent of it.

I took it, I kept it.

And then, the third one came.

Her biggest problem was that her husband owed a bank in London a lot of money.

All of a sudden she got a letter front that Bank, saying, Madam, we have made a mistake, your husband is not owing us; we are the one owing your husband.

They don’t make that kind of mistake in London.

But there is God in heaven who can manipulate things.

That destitute widow, very soon after that, became an executive of a bank here in Nigeria.

Stand on your feet; lift your voice to the Almighty God loud and clear and say: Father, in this great assembly, let Your grace find me out and set me up for a major financial breakthrough.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

I know we are many here but I need a breakthrough so that I will never know poverty again; A breakthrough so mighty that I will never lack again. A major breakthrough that from now on, I will not even have to think before I spend; and I know You can do it right now Lord – work it out. I don’t know how You will do it but I know You are able; let Your grace find me out. Give me a major breakthrough and do it this month oh Lord, this month. I need a major financial breakthrough, so I will never never never lack again; never never lack again. Father, there is a lot of work I want to do for You. I want to preach the gospel all over the world. I want to complete the work of  Your auditorium. I want to do some mighty things for You and I need that breakthrough Lord – I need a major breakthrough so mighty that I will never need to beg anybody before I do whatever You have called upon me to do, give me that breakthrough tonight Daddy. So that I will never never lack again that I will have much more that I can ever need. Father, give me a major breakthrough and do it tonight. Father in heaven, You are the owner of the earth, You are the owner of the fullness thereof, You know where those who can help are, send them quickly Lord, send them speedily. I need a breakthrough Lord God Almighty that I will never have to beg again; never have to lack again. Single me out Lord for a major financial breakthrough; I am tired of having to beg; I am tired of having to rely on somebody else before I could do what I need to do for You. Give me that mighty breakthrough Lord God Almighty that anything my heart desire to do for You I can do it easily; I can do it without having to sweat. A breakthrough Lord God Almighty so mighty that will permanent my barricade between me and my poverty; never to beg again. Give me a breakthrough Lord, a big one, a permanent one – ONE Lord God Almighty that would help to cross the border of poverty forever. Give me a breakthrough Lord that Your name might be glorified. Thank You Saviour. Thank You Lord. Thank You Ancient of days.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

The grace to cross the border of poverty forever you shall receive it tonight.

Please be seated.

Then, let us look at the war from the Marital Angle.

The word of God says in Proverbs 18 verse 22; says, ‘whoso finds a wife, finds a good thing’.

If you look at that passage closely, it is saying: finding a good wife is not easy; there are many women but there are very few wives.

Anybody can give birth to a child that does not mean that fellow is a good mother or a good wife; and some of you here know what I am talking about; just pretend as if you don’t understand because of who might be seating next to you – and the devil is a liar.

I hope you can still hear me?

Ehen! Just keep hearing.

Consider Job’s wife – the moment Job lost everything, the woman came out in her true colour and said to Job in Job chapter 2 verse 9, she said, curse God and die.

You know what she was saying?

Die so that I can marry somebody else.

All money is gone, let me get somebody else to marry – go – and that is a wife.

When everything was going fine she did not say that.

You know, I always trembled when I hear young people taking the oath: “I hereby take you to be my lawful wedded wife; to have and to hold in sickness or in health…”

I say hey!

What kind of sickness are we talking about?

Are we talking about fever? Or, are we talking about madness?

“…in wealth and in poverty”

Hey!

What kind of poverty are we talking about?

Are we talking about: you have lost your job, you are yet to find another one or are we talking about sleeping under the bridge?

Many people don’t even know the meaning of what they are saying.

If the Pastor say, say after me; they keep on repeating.

(Laughing)

Job’s wife said to the husband when all money was gone. She said, curse God and die – just get out of my life.

She was a wife.

Or, consider Lot’s wife.

You know the story, Genesis 19 verse 17 to 26, tells you about what happen when God was rescuing Lot and his family from Sodom and Gomorrah.

The wife looked back; she wanted to stay.

The Bible said, she became a pillar of salt.

What kind of woman was Lot’s wife – you want to know?

No problem.

You will find out how terrible she was by taking note of Ezekiel 16 verse 44 says “as the mother is, so her daughters”.

What king of daughters did she produce?

Read Genesis 19 verse 30 to 38, she gave birth to two daughters.

These two daughters made a plan. They said one to the other “let us make our father drunk and then let us go in sleep with him so that we can produce children by him – that kind of daughters produce by Lot’s wife.

The elders have a proverb: instead of things getting better for the witch, all her children dead.

If you don’t understand, that is no problem.

Finding a good wife is warfare.

There are some people who know that from the day they married that was when their problem began.

A friend of many years ago told me: I am going to divorce my wife.

I said haa, don’t try it.

He said why not?

 If you do it, you will be going to hell

He said, haa! Where have I been since the day I married?

True story

Every one of you having problem with your marriage, the Almighty God will intervene.

But it is not finding a wife alone that is warfare; finding a good husband is warfare also.

There are husbands like Nabal in 1Samuel 25 verse 2 to 34. But for the wife, this ungrateful fellow would have brought destruction to the entire family in one day.

Or, consider Gehazi, 2Kings chapter 5 verse 20 to 27, that brought a curse of leprosy not only on himself but to his family forever.

There are many of us who had been struggling under the yoke of a curse caused by one funny man who had been in our generation.

But in the Name that is above every other name, any curse that remains in your generation will be cancelled tonight.

Then of course, as I told them during the Shiloh hour on Monday: there is this satanic operations against great children whenever Satan sensed that a great child is about to be born.

He goes to war against the mother-to-be by causing barrenness.

The mother of Isaac was barren.

The mother of Joseph was barren.

The mother of Samson was barren

The mother of Samuel was barren.

The mother of John the Baptize was barren…;

Before God intervened.

I stand on this Holy Mountain tonight, and I decree, all of you who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb, out of your womb will come great men.

But the greatest war maritally speaking, is the fact that the Bible says, Jesus Christ Himself said in Mathew chapter 10 verse 36: He said “a man’s foes shall be those of his own household” – enemies within.

Enemies without are a bit easy to deal with.

But how do we deal with enemies within?

How do we fight when your enemy is your father?

How do we fight when the enemy is you mum?

How do we fight when the one who is supposed to love you, help you, protect you is the one saying no? But there is grace for that too.

In Judges 15 verse 9 to 15: it is the relatives of Samson that bound him and handed him over to the Philistines.

Enemy within handed him over to the enemy without.

Ask the elders, they have a proverb. They said if the death within does not kill you, the death from without cannot kill you.

They know what they are saying.

How many cases do I have to remind of?

You will remember of the fellow whose father had to die before he could be promoted.

You will remember the case of the woman that God had to intervene, spoke through us and said, there was somebody in the congregation that it is your mother that is not allowing you to marry and if she does not let go within a week she will die – you remember the story!

And then, I just announced what God told me and the following day this girl came with her mother.

And the mother said, are you the Pastor?

I said yes.

You are the one who told my daughter I am going to die.

I said me!

I don’t even know you.

My daughter came home and said if I won’t allow her to marry I will die.

I said I did not mention your name, don’t mind the stupid girl.

I kindly ask her, why are you not allowing your daughter to get marry?

And in any case, I did not mention your name. I just announced what God said.

There were many people present.

She said, I did not know it is like that.

I said it is like that ma.

So she told the girl to leave.

She said you step out.

The girl left my office.

And Mama turn to me, she said Pastor, is it true that the fellow you are talking about will die within one week.

I said, I am not saying it is you ooo, but as God lives, whoever that woman is, who is standing in the way of the daughter not allowing her to marry, within one week she will be dead.

She said, it is not that I do not want her to marry, it’s that she is the only one taking care of me.

Haha! She is taking care of you and you are blocking the way of her own joy!

I said, I will talk to the husband to be; they will continue to take care of you.

Six month later, the daughter was married.

I decree, I am not prophesying now, I am decreeing, if there is any mother standing in the way of the daughter, preventing her from getting fulfillment, that mother will die.

And if there is any father, standing in the way of the children, not allowing them to become what God want them to become, that father will die.

Well! Some of you are already standing; the rest of you join them because we are about to pray.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, by Your grace, any enemy within my household, deal with them in Your own way.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

I don’t know them, You do; anybody within my household who is walking against my progress, walking against my success, walking against my joy, deal with them in Your own way; I don’t know how you will do it, just do it in Your own way. You know them, I don’t know them but You do Almighty God, any enemy within my household, any relation who is an agent of the devil working against my success, working against my progress, working against my joy, ,just deal with them in Your own way Lord. I won’t tell You how to do it, You deal with them in Your own way; deal with them in Your own way; deal with them in Your way; deal with them in Your own way. I don’t know how you will do it just deal with them in Your own way. You know them, they have been smiling at me, they have been pretending as if they love me, they have been pretending as if they wish me well, but they are plotting, they are planning evil, You know them Lord, I don’t know them, I don’t know if they exist or not – any enemies within my household, Lord God Almighty just deal with them in Your own way; I don’t know how You will do it, I am not telling You how to do it, just deal with them in Your own way, deal with them in Your own way. Thank You Lord. O Yes Lord, I am just asking You. If there are enemies within my household, haa! just deal with them in Your own way, in Your own way, Your own way. Thank You Father. Glory be to Your holy name.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

I know some of these prayers are not what we want to pray for three minutes but you can continue them later on.

Then, let us look at this war in the area of emotions – Emotional warfare

Thank You Father.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight. He said the fire in the soul of your feet had been put out.

Amen and amen.

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said, because I have chosen to bless you mightily, I will inspire you to pray more.

The devil knows the devastating effect of fear and sorrow. So he uses these two weapons mightily to fight.

Almost everyone at one time or the other had come against this weapon of warfare of the enemy: fear and sorrow.

He knows the Bible say in 1John 4:18 that fear has torment. So, he torments some people with fear.

And when you ask them, what are you afraid of?

They don’t really know – they just know fear.

Proverbs 29 verse 25 says: the fear of man brings a snare.

The devil knows if you are afraid of men, you will fall into a trap which is a method some false prophet use. They just keep on frightening you.

They begin to give you prophesies of danger here, danger there, danger everywhere; some people now become so afraid, they cannot even drink water from their own fridge.

They believed that somebody might have poisoned the water while they were away.

The devil knows fear is the opposite of faith and he knows according to Hebrews 11 verse 6: “without faith, it is impossible to please God” – he knows that.

He knows Romans 14:23.

In Romans 14:23,” whatever is not of faith is sin”; and he knows fear is the opposite of faith.

He knows the Bible say it again and again, “the Just shall live by faith”; not by fear.

He knows it takes faith to move mountains.

That is while God keep on saying: fear not! Fear not! Fear not!

You know in the Bible there are three hundred and six-five places where God said fear not.

Somebody say there is a fear not for everyday of the year.

Fear not! Don’t be afraid! God is on His throne!

Isaiah 41 verse 10 to 13: the Almighty God say: don’t be afraid I will help you; I will hold by your right hand and I will help you.

Please help me tell the fellow next to you – fear not!

When you begin to fear, are you the one who had been looking after yourself up to till this moment?

Do you know how many battles God had fought for you?

You remember the story of one man who came all the way from Ilorin with his daughter.

The daughter woke him up one morning and say Daddy, do you know I am a witch?

The father say: hey! what kind of nonsense is that, who thought you that kind of nonsense in the school.

The girl said I am not joking – “I am a witch”.

The father said, what do you mean?

She said, I go out every night, to suck blood and so on.

The father said what nonsense are you talking about.

The girl said, do you want me to give you proof?

The father said yes, where is your proof.

So the girl went under the bed of Papa and brought out a calabash full of fresh human blood.

The father just grabbed the girl, bundled her into the car and drove to the camp.

He brought her here; told me the story and I ask the girl: do you want to be set free?

She said that is why I am confessing; I don’t want to be part of that group any more.

I said well the job is easy – so I prayed a prayer of deliverance for her.

When I finished praying, I said you can go now.

They father said, no way.

(Laughing) no way! Let her stay here with you.

I would have told him but he was in the troubled state of mind.

I would have told him the elder say: enibabimo oran lonpo (the one who gave birth to a dangerous child, is the one who will mount the child); but I did not say that.

So, I said to him, I said sir, all this days you have been sleeping in the same room with her, who had been protecting you?

Before you know what you now know; who had been taking care of you?

And in any case now, she is free.

Please tell the fellow next to: fear not.

As for sorrow; the devil knows what sorrow can do.

Job chapter 17 verse 7…

Haa! thank You Daddy.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He says I will not only remove that mountain, I will reduce it to rubbles.

Job 17 verse 7 tells us that sorrow deems your vision.

Job said my eyes are deem because of sorrow.

The devil knows that when you are sad, it is difficult to pray.

Luke 22 verse 45, when Jesus Christ came to His disciples at a time when He said they should be praying so that they won’t fall into temptation.

The Bible says they are sleeping because their eyes were heavy for sorrow; it was sorrow that cause them to sleep at a time when they should be praying.

Proverbs 17 verse 22 says: sorrow dries off the bone.

If you are sad, it makes your bones dry.

Proverbs 18 verse 14 says: if you yield to sorrow it will lead to despair: man’s spirit will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

When you allow sorrow to gain access, it can lead to despair; and when despair comes they can lead to suicide.

Sorrow is a mighty weapon in the hand of the devil – don’t give room to sorrow.

I mean you will find the example in 1Kings chapter 19 verse 1 to 4: when Elijah was sad, he said to God, take my life.

That mighty man of God, when sorrow came, he said he wanted to die.

But grace is available to give you emotional victory because Nehemiah chapter 8 verse 10 says: the joy of the Lord is your strength.

Let me tell you the truth, there is no man of God that you know who had one time or the other that had not felt very low – brought low by sorrow – it takes the grace of God to bounce back.

I have told you the story before when I was a young Pastor; we held a Pastor’s meeting at Ebute-Metta and the man who brought me to Christ stood up in the mixed of the Pastors, we are not very many then; and lay some very grievous allegation against me and everybody believed him, even my father-in-the-Lord.

I wanted to defend myself, my father-in-the-Lord eh en; and I am a man under authority; keep quite means keep quite.

I wanted to say these things are not true…

They said I should shut my mouth.

I was very sad.

I still remember the day as yesterday.

I left the meeting after we closed; I was driving back to University of Lagos where I was a lecturer there.

I got to St. Agnes and there was a junction there, light stopped me.

And at that stage I was so low, I said well, if this is the gospel; if the people who are supposed to even asked me ‘what is your own side of the story?’ refused to listen.

If the one who brought me to Christ is the one who is my number one…,

I say, if I cannot go forward and may as well go back.

Then God spoke.

May the Almighty God speak to you in the time of crisis.

And said son, you have been disappointed by the one who brought you to Christ; you have been disappointed by fellow Pastors; you have been disappointed even by your General superintendent; have I disappointed you?

I said no Lord.

He did not need to say more than that.

Within seconds, my joy came back.

Stand on your feet; lift your voice to the Almighty loud and clear and say: Father, speak peace to my life and wipe away all tears from my eyes.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Speak peace; speak peace to my life Lord. Wipe away all tears from my eyes; wipe away all tears from my eyes. Don’t let me ever give in to sorrow, Lord God Almighty speak peace into my life and wipe away all tears, all tears, all tears from my eyes. Wipe away all tears from my eyes Lord. Speak peace into my life; wipe away all tears from my eyes; wipe away all tears from my eyes. Speak peace Lord; speak peace into my life so that I won’t be afraid again. Just speak into my life. Wipe away all tears from my eyes. Wipe away all tears from my eyes. (Speaking in the Holy Spirit). Wipe away all tears from my eyes. Don’t let me know sorrow again; speak peace into my life so that I will no longer fear; so that I will never fear again. You word says the Lord is my salvation, I won’t fear what man can do unto me; speak peace Lord in to my life. Thank You Jesus. Glory be to God. Wipe away all tears from life. Thank You Father. Thank You Saviour. Thank You Ancient of days. Speak peace into my life. Wipe away all tears from my eyes. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

We are almost there now.

One more area I want to consider tonight is the area of Spiritual warfare and how grace can bring you victory in that area too.

I really don’t fully understand but I know that once Satan has an incline of your glorious future. The moment Satan realizes God is going to do something great for someone or used someone mightily, haa! he goes to war.

Take Joseph for example for example.

Genesis 37 …

Haa! thank You Lord.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, you have someone precious to you who is in a critical condition, the Lord asks me to tell you, the fellow will survive.

I like this one.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight; he said I should tell you: fear not. He said because the furnace prepared for you and your children will be swallowed by the fire of the Holy Spirit.

So don’t fear anymore, just relax.

Genesis 37 verse 5 to 11, Joseph had two mighty dreams that spoke about his future.

As a young boy instead of keeping the dreams to himself, he related the dreams; and the devil sad really! You! and say: we will see.

And the next thing we hear and know very well in the same Genesis 37 verse 17 to 28 is that his brother saw him coming and said: behold, the dreamer comes; let us kill him and see what will become of his dreams.

Thank God, God who is a step ahead of enemy.

I decree tonight, it does not matter how many your enemies are, they will not overcome.

Well, finally they sold him…, let us make some profit from getting rid of him.

They sold him.

They thought they will never see Him again.

But the grace of God went on with the boy.

Genesis 39 from verse 1 to the end; he landed in Potiphar’s houses; and very soon, Potiphar discover this is not an ordinary boy; the grace of God is with him.

So, he handed over his household to him; because of that the house of Potiphar prospered because of him.

I decree in the Name that is about every other name, wherever you may go from now on, because of you, that place will proper.

And when the devil discovered, haha! I thought this fellow would be a slave and begin to suffer instead God is prospering him – he tried another method.

Let us cause him to sin. If he can sin, then his God will be the one who will fight him.

And he decided to use the wife of the Master: come and lie with me.

The boy says haa! Madam, you are the lady of the house, I am an ordinary slave.

She said it does not matter.

Remember what Joseph said, how can I do this thing and sin against God – he said eh ehn; he said I refused.

And the woman lied against him; and they threw him to prison.

He landed him prison, the grace of God was with him and the Jailer handed over the prison to him.

Like somebody said, if you are the one in charge of the prison, then, prison life cannot be very bad. Because Joseph was the one controlling the food; controlling who goes to work – he was in-charge.

When God want to makes you something, it does not matter how many enemies may rise up, the grace of God will settle the matter.

It takes the grace of God to turn a witch to a Divine Treasurer.

Luke chapter 8 verse 1 to 3; Mary Magdalene was a witch of the highest other – seven demons in her alone.

The devil thought I have got this one because she was a wealthy woman, but the grace of God find her out and set her free,

You remember the story of the mad man of Gadara in Mark chapter 5 verse 1 to 20; it takes the grace of God to turn a mad man to an Evangelist.

The devil knew this man was going to be used mightily of God, so, he attacked him, loaded him full of demons; but the grace of God find him out.

Saul of Tarsus himself with his own mouth; he said, I am the chief of sinners – 1Timothy chapter 1 verse 15 – but the grace of God find him and turn him to a Chief Apostle – 2Corithians 11 verse 15.

So, in 1Corithians 15 verse 10…

Thank You Father.

The Lord says there is someone here, He said I will not only get rid of the intruder but I will restore everything to how they were before the intruder came.

I like this one.

He says I showed tell somebody here tonight, He said, all I Am asking you to do is just keep on praising Me and I will make your victory sweet and complete.

So, Paul said, I am what I am by the grace of God.

You know the story of one of our elders, I don’t need to mention his name, his colleagues knows him; he was a notorious criminal.

They got him and threw him to prison.

And when people go there to witness in the prison, he will be eager to collect tracks and those distributing the tracts thought – oh! Maybe we are making progress with this one.

They did not know that he use their tracks to roll Indian hem as soon as they leave.

But one day, he got one of my tracks and something just said to him, read this one before you smoke it.

He read the tracks and gave his life to Jesus Christ.

From prison, he wrote to me and we began to pray.

When he was discharged, he came.

Just to cut the long story short, he is one of my elders today.

I want you to pray a prayer because you really don’t know where God want to take you.

The way the devil had been battling with you; causing you all manners of problem should give you a hint that God has a great purpose for your life.

So, stand on your feet and cry to that God today and say: God of all grace, whatever You planned for me to be, let me be.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Whatever You want me to be Lord, I may have my own plans, they might be different from Your own plans, the enemy might have been doing all manner of things to divert my attention, but whatever You plan for me to be, Almighty God, let me be, let me be. Whatever You want me to become, let me become. Wherever You want to take me to, please Lord just go ahead; go ahead. Whatever You want me to be Lord, let me be, let me be Lord, let me be, let me be. Thank You Jesus. Thank You Father. Whatever You want me to be; it does not matter where You want to take me Lord, that is where I want to go. Whatever height You want me to reach Lord, let me reach it; regardless of all the actions of my enemies, whatever You want me to be Lord let me be, let me be. Wherever You want me to reach let me reach there, let me reach there by Your grace Lord, by Your grace, by Your grace. Whatever You want me to be Lord let me be, let me be, let me be. Thank You Father. Whatever You want me to be Lord that is what I want to be. Wherever You want me to reach let me reach there. Have mercy on me; let me become what You want me to become. Let me become what You want me to become. Let me reach the goal that You have set for me. Whatever You want me to become, that is what I want to become – help me Lord, help me Lord. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

I want you to pray a prayer now before I close.

I want you to join hands with your neighbour, please pray for him or her with all your heart.

Remember the Law of harvest: what you sow that is what you will reap.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, any war that may be in the life of my neighbour, fight that war tonight and put an end to it.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Whatever war may be in the life of my neighbour: physical, material, marital, emotional; whatever war may be in the life of my neighbour, Almighty God, fight the war tonight and put an end to it; put an end to it. I know You have settled my own, settle that of my neighbour. Whatever secret wars my neighbour had been fighting, Lord God Almighty, fight that battles, fight the war; end it tonight Father, end it tonight, end it tonight, end it tonight. Give my neighbour total victory tonight – total victory Lord; total victory, total victory, total victory, total victory O Lord, total victory, total victory tonight. Thank You Father. Glory be to God. O yes, complete victory, absolute victory for all these Your children tonight; Total victory Lord.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus mighty name.

Please be seated.

Conclusion

1Peter chapter 5 verse 10 to 11 says: our God is a God of all grace.

Grace – physical; grace – material; grace – marital; grace – emotional; grace – spiritual; and so on and so forth – He is the God of all grace.

And He said in Romans chapter 9 verses 9 and 15 says: I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy; I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

He is the God of all grace and He is Sovereign – He does has He pleases in the kingdom of heaven

But God is not arbitrary; Yes! He is the God of all grace and He decides on the person He wants to show mercy to and nobody can query Him; He is the original Majesty.

But Acts 15 verse 18 says: known unto God are all His works from the foundation of the world.

He does not make mistakes.

He knows who will make good use of His grace – He knows

I mean for example, take the widow of Zarephath that will mentioned earlier on in 1Kings 17: 8 to 16; when Elijah came to that widow, she had only one meal left, one meal left; and the man of God says: give me the meal; put my own first.

How many widows would be willing to surrender their last meal?

How many widows would be willing to put God first?

How many widows honour God with their first fruit?

How many widows would be like the one I mentioned to you earlier on who was in serious debt and then she just had one man of God saying: three miracles is coming your way, give me the first one hundred percent and so on and so forth – how many widows?

So, God knows in advance who you are; what you can do; He does not make mistakes.

Take Neman for example,  you the story, read the whole story from 2Kings chapter 5, read it all to the way to verse 19; as soon as this man was cleansed, he came back to say thank you in a big way, very big way.

Even though the man of God says no no no, I don’t want your Leprosy, so, go away with your something; but at least he came back.

There are many of us who had received miracles from God, we won’t even testify.

When we say it is testimony time, we seat down there hiding His miracles.

If all of us just tell everybody around us what God has done for us, there will be no need to preach.

When He says, you will be my witnesses – a Witness is somebody who will say this is what I know about this case. This is what I know about Jesus; this is what He did for me.

Neman said to the man of God, I want to say thank you. The man of God say no, I don’t need your money; he said alright, let me do one thing: I want to take some soil from here, when I get home, I am going to build an altar, I will worship your God for the rest of my life.

God knew; He knew in advance.

Paul said, I am what I am by the grace of God; but he said, I laboured more abundantly -1 Corinthians 15 verse 10.

God knows.

He knows those who will serve Him – He knows; O yes! He knows.

Someone said to me, you should stop fasting now, you should stop doing this; I said, I would rather die than stop serving Him.

Why?

I know where He is bringing me from; If anybody knows the meaning of grace – I do.

I know how many times the devil tried to kill me when I was young and God rescued me.

I can never say thank You enough.

What about you?

And then, He keeps saying to some people: come; surrender your life to me…

Ehen! Leave me alone.

Ehen! I am the owner of my life.

Really!

The grace of God brought you this far; don’t abuse that grace; because if you abuse it, He can withdraw it.

If He saved your soul, you must not keep quiet, you must tell others.

If He healed you, you must tell of His goodness, tell of His mercy. Serve Him.

If He gave you grace, use that grace to labour abundantly for Him.

If prospered you, you use that prosperity to build His kingdom – don’t abuse His grace.

Have a word is enough for the wise.

But then, there are even some of us who have never considered surrendering your life to Jesus – we come to church: we sing, we shout because we like the music; we like the company but we still run our lives our own way.

The grace of God brought you here tonight in particular, so that you can hear this massage and take a decision now; that from now on I want to surrender my life to Jesus completely – body, soul, spirit.

I am telling you if you do so, heaven will rejoice and the Almighty God will begin to take the person to greater heights.

Last Friday in London, the word of prophesy came, God said there was someone there who is already blessed. God said, I am about to show you the true meaning of blessing.

That can happen to you tonight too; you can be that fellow.

So, if you want to give your life to Jesus Christ, come now.

I know we have a huge crowd here tonight, so, I will count from one to fifteen.

If you want to surrender to Jesus Christ just take a step forward; come here, and I will pray for your salvation and the grace of God will continue to abide more in your life.

I am counting now

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen…

And Counselors come and attend to these people here.

Those of you who are still on the way keep coming; make sure you get here before I finish praying.

And those of us who are already in front, talk to the Lord – ask Him to be merciful unto you.

Tell Him, I have come to surrender my life to you; from now I will do Your will.

I will love You; I will serve You; I will do Your will; just forgive me; save my soul; cleanse me in Your blood, give me a new beginning and I will serve You from now on.

Go ahead talk to the Lord.

And the rest of us, please, stretch your hands towards this people and intercede for them.

Pray that the One who saved your soul will save their own souls also.

Let us talk to the Lord for about a minute or two before I prayed for them.

And those of you who are on the way, hurry up and get here before I finish praying – this is your day; your day of salvation.

Come quickly.

Don’t stop by the way, just keep coming, keep coming; and let us intercede for these people for another one minute.

Let us ask the God of all grace to please save their souls, to forgive them, cleanse them in His blood and make them new children of the Most high God.

Keep coming those of you on the way. Hurry up, hurry up, I am about to pray now.

Make sure you get here before I finished praying.

Thank You Father.

Thank You Lord.

Yes! Keep coming, keep coming, I can see you; I will wait ten seconds longer.

Another ten seconds and I will pray.

Thank You Father.

Just keep coming.

Glory be to God.

Keep coming, keep coming, keep coming; keep coming; don’t miss this opportunity, this is your day.

Thank You Father.

Keep coming; get here before I finished praying because I must pray now.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Saviour I want to bless Your name for Your word. I want to thank You very very much for the grace that has brought these people forward tonight. You promised 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. Save their souls; forgive their sins; let Your blood wash them clean; write their names in the Book of Life. From now on, anything they call on You please answer them by fire. Please don’t let them backslide; let them serve You till the end.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Now those of you in front let me here you shout hallelujah.

Congratulations.

By the grace of God from now I will be praying for you.

So, I am going to need your name, your address and your prayer request.

So, the Counselors will be handing over to you a card which I want you to feel very quickly and return to them.

And then I promise you, I will be praying for you.

Before I say the closing prayer; maybe there is something you want God to do for you in this special month of grace. Something you want God to do before may end.

I give you two minutes to talk to Him.

Father, I know You are a gracious God, I know You control them; I know nothing is too hard for You; Lord, long before the end of this month, give me a major testimony. Give me this particular breakthrough, so that by the time we return in June, I too will stand up here to testify.

Let us begin to bring our prayer to a close.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

God of all grace, I thank You. Thank You for Your grace in our lives. Thank You for the grace that brought us salvation;  the grace that could save the soul of an armed robber; thank You for Your grace that can divert the bullet of armed robbers. Thank You for the grace that can cure the incurable. Thank You Lord God Almighty for the grace that can open prison doors. Thank You, thank You, thank You. Father, accept our thanks in Jesus’ name.

Eternal Rock of ages because of that grace and that grace alone, everything Your children have asked for tonight, give to them in Jesus’ name. Even before the sun rises O God, fill our mouth with testimonies. Father, by the time we return next let us have mighty testimonies. Bless Your children as a whole. Bless their offering, sanctify it, use it for Your glory. I pray none of us will ever beg again.

Thank You Almighty God.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Who got the biggest miracle tonight?

Shout the biggest hallelujah.

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

VICTORIOUS PRAISE

3rd of June, 2016

Hallelujah

Why don’t you just go ahead and worship the Almighty; bless His holy name.

Praise Him

Give Him glory, give Him honour; give Him adoration.

Bless the King of kings; bless the Lord of lords; bless the Ancient of days; bless the Unchangeable changer.

Give Him glory, give Him honour.

O yes; He is worthy to be praised -The great I AM, the Almighty God;

The King of glory; the Lord, the Lord strong and mighty; the Lord mighty in battle; the Lord of host

Wonderful, Counselor, Everlasting Father, Mighty God, Prince of peace, Alpha, Omega; the Beginning; the Ending, the One who is, the One who was, the One who is to come, the Almighty.

The One who was before the mountains were brought forth; the One who will be when there is no more world; The One who said let there be light and there was light; The Creator of heaven and earth;

Worship Him.

The Saviour, the great Physician, the great Deliverer, the great Provider, the great Counselor, the great Comforter, the great Promoter, the great Defender; the One who is all in all –

Give Him glory brother; Give Him glory sister – He serves it all.

O Yes, He dwells in light – light no man can approach unto.

In Him there is no darkness; in Him there is no variableness of shadow of turning; when He speaks it is done.

He is a faithful God; covenant keeping God.

Magnify His holy name.

Magnify His holy name.

Magnify His holy name.

Magnify y His holy name.

Magnify His holy name.

Thank You Father.

We bless Your holy name.

We bless Your holy name.

We bless Your holy name

We bless Your holy name.

You are worthy; You are worthy; You are worthy to be praised.

We are grateful Lord – from the bottom of our heart we say thank You, thank You, thank You, thank You forever more.

Hallelujah Lord

Thank You Saviour

Thank You Jesus.

In Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.

You are worthy to be praised

You are worthy to be praised

My Redeemer, You are worthy to be praised.

 

You are worthy to be praised

You are worthy to be praised

My Redeemer, You are worthy to be praised.

 

You are worthy to be praised

You are worthy to be praised

My Redeemer, You are worthy to be praised.

 

Eyin lope ye

Eyin niyin ye

Eyin lope ye o Jesu Oba ogo

(Eyin ni)

 

Eyin lope ye

Eyin niyin ye

Eyin lope ye o Jesu Oba ogo

(Eyin ni)

 

Eyin lope ye

Eyin niyin ye

Eyin lope ye o Jesu Oba ogo

 

I know Your name

I know Your name

Your name is Wonderful

I know Your name

(I know)

 

I know Your name

I know Your name

Your name is Wonderful

I know Your name

(I know)

 

I know Your name

I know Your name

Your name is Wonderful

I know Your name

(I know)

 

I know Your name

I know Your name

Your name is Wonderful

I know Your name

 

Thank You Lord.

 

 

Jesus is Alpha

Alpha and Omega

Jesus is Alpha

Alpha and Omega

So I praise Him for He’s Alpha

Alpha and Omega

So I praise Him for He’s Alpha

Alpha and Omega

(Jesus)

 

Jesus is Alpha

Alpha and Omega

Jesus is Alpha

Alpha and Omega

So I praise Him for He’s Alpha

Alpha and Omega

So I praise Him for He’s Alpha

Alpha and Omega

(Jesus)

 

Jesus is Alpha

Alpha and Omega

Jesus is Alpha

Alpha and Omega

So I praise Him for He’s Alpha

Alpha and Omega

So I praise Him for He’s Alpha

Alpha and Omega

 

Ancient of days we worship You. The One who is higher than the highest be thou exalted.

The One who is more powerful and the Most powerful we bow before You.

The Unchangeable changer, glory be to Your holy name.

Accept our worship in Jesus’ name.

Accept our worship in Jesus’ name.

Tonight, Your children are here just to praise You; as we do so Lord, that kind of victory we never dreamt possible give to us in Jesus’ name.

Victory over sickness, victory over disease, victory over barrenness, victory over poverty, victory over lack, victory over bondage, victory over sorrow, victory over hopelessness, give to us in Jesus’ name.

As we praise You tonight Father, have mercy on us; have mercy on our family; have mercy on Your church; have mercy on Nigeria.

Please Lord God Almighty, by the time we leave here in the morning, put a new song in our mouth.

Let this month be the month of breakthroughs.

Thank You Almighty God.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let somebody shout hallelujah.

Shake hands with two or three people and say this month will be very very successful for you.

And then you may please be seated.

God bless you.

When you look at everything God created, He created them for one thing and for one thing only: to give Him pleasure.

Birds sing to Him.

The Bible says, even the tree clap their hands.

Now, I will share this one with you; don’t worry my sermon won’t be long, my children have taken all the time which is the way I want it to be.

A night is coming now, when they will just finish like this and I will come and I will just say hey! do you have any prayer request? And you will pray your prayer request and I will agree with you and we will be on our way. That will be a great day.

Because I too want to come, seat down and just enjoy God instead having to preach.

So, one night I was working, there is highway somewhere in Lagos State, and I was working by the beach at night praying.

And suddenly I ask this question in my mind.

You know the Ocean is always coming up, slapping the beach, going back, and as it is proceeding, another wave is coming to hit the beach.

And I said God, why is the sea so restless?

You know there are question you can ask your God when you are alone with Him.

And Daddy said to me: the sea is clapping.

And when we ask you to clap…

Come on, put your hands together for the One who created you; the One who created you.

Thank You Father.

And so let us put our hands together for all the wonderful people who had minister tonight.

Let us give God glory for these wonderful children.

God bless you all.

Amen.

Now, as to be expected, many of these children have been preaching as if they saw my note. Thank God for God that He told me in advance some of the things some of them will be preaching so that I can dodge.

So, I will not read the whole text since some of them had already done the reading.

Acts 16 from verse 25 to the end – it had been read to you.

Paul and Silas were in prison, at mid-night they began to sing and to praise God and suddenly there was an earthquake and prison doors were opened; every one bonds was loose; the Jailer came and bow down to these people who are praising God.

The Jailer got converted with his entire house and so on and so forth.

So, I am going to just give you very briefly an outline of a sermon; I believe God will add the flesh; but you must be ready to pray.

No matter how brief our time, we are here to pray.

There are seven types of victory

How many types?

I cannot hear you

You are not writing with your mouth: how many types?

Number One: Victory after Defeat.

In Joshua chapter 7 verse 1 to 12: Joshua decides to go to war without God. The result is a terrible defeat.

But he was wise enough to fall on his face before God and say, I have made a mistake; I should have consulted You before going to battle. I should not have gone without You.

And God said alright – you have restituted your ways, we will go together now; and God thought him what to do.

And by the time you get to Joshua chapter 8 from verse 1 to the end: the one who defeated them, who defeated Israel before became completely wiped out.

I am praying for somebody here tonight that God will change your defeat to victory.

When you go to war without God on your side, you are heading for defeat.

But the moment you invite God in, into your defeat, He will turn the defeat to victory.

I will quickly remind you of a story of one of my daughters; married with four children and the husband packed out of the house to go and live with a woman with five children.

Some of you know the testimony.

It was at that stage she came.

Daddy, I fought for my husband; but this strange woman defeated me, taken over my husband.

Now! I need God’s help.

And I told her, when we invite God in now, that husband of yours will come to beg.

She said, no no no, I am not asking him to come and beg, I will beg him to come back – just anything to get him back.

I said no, don’t worry; let us talk to God.

We talked to the Almighty God.

I told her, God will start quarrel between your husband and the strange woman.

And I believe I am speaking to someone here already.

You better don’t say yes too loud so that people won’t know you are the one.

So, we prayed.

And not long after that there was a quarrel between her husband and the strange woman.

And the strange woman said to the husband: don’t you know that your head is not correct; because if you head is correct, how can you leave your wife with four children, to come and stay with a woman with five children and none of the children is yours.

The man said, I think you are right.

So, he packed his load; came back home; knocked at the door; and when the wife open the door, he prostrated and said please take me back.

The wife said you are welcome.

When you invite God into your defeat, He will change into victory.

Stand on your feet.

You are going to cry to the Almighty God now and say: Father, this very night, change all my defeats to victory.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Every defeat in my life, this very night my Father and my God change it to victory. Have I been defeated in my place of work, change it to victory. Have I been defeated in my marriage, change to victory Daddy. Have I been defeated spiritually, change it to victory. Any form of defeat in my life, change it to victory Lord, change it to victory tonight. Any form of defeat, change it to victory. And Lord, You know that there are areas in my life where I have been defeated, please Lord God Almighty change my defeat to victory.

Thank You Jesus.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Second type of victory is Victory without a Defeat

This time, you go to war with God on your side; and so, if you get victory without a defeat.

1Samuel 17 verse 34 to 51: David said, I had fought with a lion, I defeated the lion.

I had fought with a bear, I defeated the bear.

I am going to fight Goliath, I will defeat him also.

And he gave us the secret and he said, the Lord that deliver me out of the hand of the lion; that deliver me from the hand of a bear; the same Lord will deliver me from the hand of Goliath.

When you fight with God on your side, with God fighting with you, you will always have victory without a defeat.

I said I will be brief. I will just go quickly over that.

I will give you an example, like I explain to some of you the reason I give this example is that if you don’t believe the stories in the Bible, you think those are the olding days – let me tell you what is happening today.

While I was a lecturer at the University of Lagos, one of my spiritual sons came to me and said, I don’t know what I going to do, my boss in my place of work says: I will never be promoted as long as he is here because I refused to join his secret society.

I say that is no problem.

If he has decided to constitute a mountain in your way, the Bible says we should tell mountain to move.

How many of you want mountain in your life to move tonight?

Anyway we prayed a simple prayer and suddenly, that Boss was transferred; my son was promoted to take his place.

They created a new department in that place of work and brought that Boss back so that the two of them are equal.

He said you won’t be promoted as long as I am here; so, God moved him, did the promotion and brought him back.

I want you to stand on your feet; lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, every mountain blocking my way, let it move tonight, let it move tonight, let it move tonight.

If the mountain is a human being, transfer him. If the mountain is any Law, any Regulation in my place of work, change the regulation, change the rules. Every mountain blocking my way Lord, move it; let it be move tonight, let it be move tonight. Every mountain – physical; every mountain – spiritual; every mountain – marital; every mountain – financial; every mountain blocking my way my Father and my God, tonight, move these mountain. Fight with me Lord and get this mountain out of the way, get the mountain out of the way. Move every mountain Lord, that Your name might be glorify. Let every mountain move, let every mountain move.

Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

I see that some of you are praying as if you have no mountain; that is great.

May you never have one.

Type three of victory is Victory without a fight.

Deuteronomy 28 verses 1 and 7. The Bible says if you would harken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day;

He said then, the enemies that rise up against you will be smitten before your face.

You are not the one who will do the smiting.

He said, they will come against in one way, and they will flee seven ways.

You see, there is a different between God fighting with you and God fight for you.

When God is fighting for you, you don’t have to fight – He does the fighting – you just be watching.

Romans chapter 8:31 says, if God be for us who can be against us.

And my children have referred again and again to 2Chronicles chapter 20 from verse 1 to the end – talked about three kings coming against a very small king: himself, his wife, and his children; the entire nation, his entire Armies, they were so small, they were able to stand before the temple of God – that will tell you how big they are. You we say what kind of Army is that?

They are nations in this world today (laughing); one of the nation were the Redeemed Christian Church of God is register, they have twenty five policemen.

How many policemen?

And they still have a Commissioner of Police.

They have five prisoners as at the time we go there and the prisoners are allowed to go home at weekends.

But they are a nation.

They have head of state recognized by United Nation.

Don’t let me divert; if I tell you some of this things you will really laugh.

But that was how small the Army of Jehoshaphat was and there were three mighty kings.

In a situation like that because people said, how can a king obey God when says put the choir in front.

He has nothing else; as they say in Yoruba land: when the water has reached your neck, you don’t need calash to take your bath.

There are some battles you cannot fight even if you say you want to fight.

But when God is fighting for you, you win without a fight.

I think it was in Turkey that I told my children this story…; by the way, we had a wonderful time in Turkey.

We missed you; it was a pity you could not come.

It was a fantastic time we had.

I told them that in one of the great nations of the world, powerful nations of the world; my children sent to me and say Daddy, we have completed our church building, we want you to please come an dedicate it.

I said okay; and then we agreed on a date; and they began to advertise.

And then one very Senior Government Official, I don’t want to give his title so you don’t begin to guess, heard about it.

For one reason or the other, he got angry.

He said, he had read about The Redeemed Christian Church of God that we said we want a church within five minute distance of one another; he sad this church will not stand in my vicinity.

He said the church will not be dedicated!

He said over his dead body.

So, my children contacted me and said what do we do?

Shall we postpone the date while we think of what to do – I mean this man is very powerful; very rich, very influential?

I said: we do nothing.

Haa! We are thinking of fasting and praying; some of them were suggesting we take him to court that if the court rules against him…;

This man has so much influence, he would silence the Judge.

So, what are we going to do?

I said: nothing.

Do we postpone the day of dedication?

I said no; the day stands.

A week before the date of dedication, he was getting ready to go and attend a meeting where they will decide not to ever open our church.

He got up in the morning to dress; he put his left leg in the left section of the trouser; and for one reason or the other, he put the right leg also in the same trouser.

And while he was struggling to free himself he fell and hit his head against something.

By the time he arrived in the hospital bed, the right leg was still with the left leg in the same trouser section.

Somebody say Daddy you killed him

I said: me! no ooo! I didn’t even pray. I did nothing.

Stand on your feet; and say: Father, fight my battles for me.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Fight my battles for me Almighty. Fight my battles for me.

Thank You Father.

You are the Lord of host; You have never lost a war, fight my battles for me. Fight my battles for me.

Thank You Father. Thank You Almighty God.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

I mean, there are battles you can fight; there battles you cannot fight.

If the Doctor tell somebody who has cancer that there is nothing more they can do; haa! you can really hand over the battle to God.

And every one of you facing a battle too big for you, you will get victory tonight in Jesus name.

The forth type of victory is when enemies leave you alone – they just leave you alone.

Like in Psalm 23 verse 5: thou prepareth a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

Let the enemies just leave me alone – let them leave me alone.

Proverbs 16 verse 7 says: when a man’s ways please the God, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

That is while praising God is wonderful thing.

When you praise Him, you please Him. And when you  please Him, He tell the enemy, leave this boy alone; can you not see he is praising Me.; can you not see he is praising Me.

Psalm 92 verse 1 says: it is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, to sing praises unto thy name, O most high.

If I do that good thing which is praising You, then, He says something will happen: my eyes shall see my desire of my enemies – I just want the enemies to leave me alone.

In 2Kings chapter 7 verse 1 to 11 (somebody referred to it among my boys): when there was a siege against a whole city; the Almighty God decided that the best way to lift the siege is to drive the enemies away and the enemies heard a noise.

Now, some of us don’t have big enemies, we only have small once.

Those of you who have small once and you are managing them.

Well! May I say: congratulations!

But I don’t want any enemy at all – small or big.

What about you?

I told you what happen when we first came to this ground.

There were this little little birds; tiny tiny birds and they just bombarded the camp.

They came by the thousands.

By the time they arrived in the morning, if they focus on one tree, by the evening time, there will be no leave left on that tree – they would have turned it to small small net.

And they were all in the place.

Now, you will say why bothered about such.

Oh! If you hear their noise!

So, I said to the Almighty God, please help.

We have some boys here then, they were attending the Bible College, and I was staying in my first wooden house over there.

And one of them had gun

Let the enemies leave me alone, let them leave me alone. Let them leave me alone. Let them leave alone. Let the just leave me alone so that I can face my life without any distraction, without any disturbance, any enemy: small or great, let them leave me alone. Let them leave me alone Father, I want to face my assignment; I want to be able to leave my life in peace. No more irritations, no more distractions.

Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Victory number five: is when enemy becomes a friend – when former enemy becomes a friend – that is a very good victory.

In Acts chapter 9 verse 17 to 21…

Haa! Thank You Father.

The Lord says there is someone here and you came here tonight knowing that the enemy is hot on your heels, pursuing you vigorously; the Lord ask me to tell you, I will open the gate for you to escape and then I will shut the gate against those who are pursuing you.

Haa! thank You Lord.

This one is good; I want to say amen to it.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He wants to do two things for. Number one: He says he want to move you from the valley to the hill top. And then number two: He says if you are grateful, He will move you from hill top to the mountain top.

If you are the one, I think you should shout a big hallelujah.

Acts chapter 9 verse 17 to 21: the Bible tells us about the conversion of Saul of Tarsus.

He was great enemy of the church.

Then, on the road to Damascus, He had an encounter with God. He became a Christian and then he started preaching the gospel.

And everybody began to say ha ha, this was an enemy before; he was the enemy of this people; he was the ark enemy…

Well! Now, he is a friend.

In Daniel chapter 3, read the whole story from verse 1 to end: you will have another example of victory.

There was this Nebuchadnezzar who was busting to Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego – who is that God that can deliver you from my hand, you are dead, he said.

By the time the story was over, the same fellow who wanted to roast these boys promoted them – I like that.

When God arises, He can turn the former enemy to a very good friend.

In Psalm 132 verse 7 to 9; the Bible says if we go into His tabernacles and worship at His foot stool, then He will arise for us and the saints will begin to shout for joy.

When your enemies become your friend, it is very beautiful thing.

I had stories I could tell you but I am mindful of time.

So, I am just going to ask you to stand on your feet and pray this prayer anyway without my telling you the story; because the story I was going to tell is a personal story and then, I don’t want to embarrass anyone.

Just lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, all the enemies close to me, before the end of this month, let them become my friend.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Enemies in my family, enemies in my church, enemies in my place of work, all those enemies that are very close to me; enemies that I cannot even really fight, let them become my friend this month – this very month let them become my friend; let them become my friends. You know them Father, some of them I don’t even know, some are in my father’s house, some of them are in my mother’s house, some of them are my in-laws, some of them are my assistance, some of them are supposed to be lifting up my hands; you them all Lord, all I just want is that all this enemies Father, before the end of this month let them become my friends.

Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Let us be seated.

Let us look at number six.

Number six victory: is when your enemies become your servant – and l like that very much.

In Acts 16 that I read to you or the text we chose, if you look at verse 33 and 34 there (Acts 16:33-34), you will find that the Jailer, the one who was told to keep Paul and Silas thoroughly bound; was the one who washed their wounds, who prepare food for them to eat – I like that.

Rather than God wiping out all my enemies; it would be a better idea if He would change them to my servants.

Those who don’t want me to make progress it might be a good idea if they will be the one to come and contribute to my progress.

Or what do you think?

Those who don’t want you to reach the top, all of a sudden they are the one bringing you the Ladder for you to climb – I think that would be a very beautiful idea.

Those who said you will never marry, if they are the one who come to prepare the food on the day of your wedding

Don’t you think that would be a beautiful idea?

Psalm 110 verse 1: God made a promise that He will make our enemies our foot stool.

Psalm 57 verse 5 to 7: He says when we exalt Him, when we exalt the Almighty, then the pits that are dug for our feet by the enemies, they will fall into it by themselves.

Those who want to reduce us to nothing will suddenly become the people who will become our foot stool.

I cannot gloss over this one because I believe it is going to be true for someone here.

You will remember the testimony of that lady that I told you about on the day of our wedding when we went to the registry in Oshogbo; we met somebody there.

We met a lady there, well dressed, she had her wedding gown, everything, she came for wedding; but they could not find the husband.

The boy who promised to marry her, meet me at that registry, was nowhere to be found.

The poor girl nearly went mad; but somehow she survived it.

And then, she finds a solider boy to marry and unknown to her, the boy who jilted her also joined the army.

Then, in one of the various coups happened in Nigeria; her husband became a military Governor; and the boy that jilted her became the aide de ’camp of the Governor.

So that anytime this lady wants to enter her car, it is the former boyfriend that has to open the door.

Stand on your feet and lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, turn my enemies to a servants, let them serve me, let them serve.

All my enemies, let them become my servants. Let them become my servants. Let them become my servant Lord. I need somebody to help me climb, then use the enemies Lord, let them become my messengers, let them become my messenger O Lord; let them become my servant; let them become my servants.

Thank You Father. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

I am about to close now.

Victory number seven and this is probably the biggest one – that is when the enemies come to beg; when the enemies come to apology – to beg you and say I am sorry.

Thank You Father.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, those who want to put you to shame, shall be put to shame for your sake.

Thank You Father.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said you have tried several times and failed, He said after tonight, try again and you will succeed.

Amen!

You know, one of my boys who were preaching said “when you praise God that will cause God to remember His promises and prophecies”.

God is saying and I am saying amen to this one.

God is saying there is someone here today, He said, the promise I made you to make you special will soon be fulfilled.

I want to close but Daddy is speaking.

Thank You Daddy

Again, I want to say amen to this one – I want to say amen and amen and amen

Daddy says there is someone here tonight; He said there is a special miracle coming your way. Now, that is beautiful enough but He says a little more – He said, it will be the first of the series of miracles.

Amen. Amen and Amen.

Now, in the same text, Acts 16 that we referred to; after the earthquake and the doors is opened, chains loosed, Jailer came – was saved, washed the wound of Paul and Silas, fed them…

I was wondering, why didn’t Paul and Silas then go?

But they waited, I don’t know God has something bigger in store; because by the following morning, those who sent Paul and Silas to prison sent a message to the Jailer – you can now let those people go.

Haa!

Paul laughed. He said I am not moving.

Tell them to come and beg me before I will go. That is very beautiful.

And they all came and begged him.

In the Name that is above every other name, before the end of this month, all your enemies will come and beg you.

In 2kings chapter 1, you can read it from verse 9 up to 14 or 15 – it is up to you. You can read the whole chapter anyway.

A King sent fifty soldiers and a captain to go and arrest Elijah.

They came, they saw him seating on a mountain, they sent man of God come down, you are under arrest.

He said, me

They said yes.

He said, me!

They said yes.

He said, roast.

And fire descended from heaven and consumes them.

The king waited for them to return, he did not see them; and the king respected Elijah.

You have to respect a man before sending fifty soldiers and a captain who has no weapon.

He sent another fifty soldiers and a captain. They came, said the same thing; Elijah roasted them too.

The king sent another batch – fifty soldiers and a captain; that one came and he looked at the ground and he saw ashes in the shape of men and did a quick count and found it to be one hundred and two.

Oh oh; this is what happened to those who came before.

The Bible said he fell on his feet and said man of God: please, I won’t dear come against you, it is the king who sent me, spare my life. – I like that.

Your enemies will come and beg you.

A traditional ruler somewhere in Ogun State, I won’t mention names, became born again, and I meant thoroughly born again not pretending and so, he decreed no more idol worshipping in my domain.

And the egungun worshippers said, we have been worshipping egungun here even before your Father was born not to talk of you; we will worship our egungun – and the worship ceremony will last seven days.

Three days before the set time came, the high priest died and they cannot worship without a high priest; so they postpone the date and selected a new high priest.

Three days before the postpone day, the new high priest died.

And then they consulted the third fellow and they said you are the one next – he said no way.

He said the God of Kabiesi will kill me.

Stand on your feet, pray one more prayer and say: Father, as a result of praising You tonight, let all my enemies come and bow.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.                              

Thank You Daddy.

All my enemies with their idols, with their charms, with their power, with their influence, with everything they say they have, let them come and bow to You Lord, let them come and bow to my God, let them come and beg, let them come, let them come, let them come, let them come very soon, let them come, let them come, let them come. All my enemies let them come and beg; let them come and surrender, let them come Daddy; let them come, let them come this month. Before the end of this month let everyone of them come and come and confess and bow and surrender to You Lord. Let them come.

Thank You Father.

Glory be to Your holy name.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Now, my children have given you the definitions of praise.

They have given you the definition of victory.

That is while I decided let me add a little to what the big boys have said and discuss categories of victory.

But do you know that when you say you are praising God and you lift your hands to the Almighty, what you are actually saying is: I surrender.

I told you, I use to be a Boxer; and one of the things I learnt in those days, gone are those days forever; is that when two fighters are fighting and one realizes if this fight continues I may die, he will lift up his two hands: saying I surrender.

And the moment he lift his two hands, there is the law that the opponent must not hit him again – not a single blow.

Once the opponent lift up his hands and say I surrender, no matter how strong you are you must not touch him again.

So, lifting up your hands saying to God I surrendered; He will be the referee now in the boxing ring and pass instruction to all forces of darkness: don’t you ever dear touch that fellow again.

So when we say come and surrender your life to Jesus Christ that is one of the implications.

The moment you surrender to Him, you lift up your hands…; hey! Referee, I appeal to you, I cannot fight these battles anymore.

I am tired of suffering; I am tired of being beating; I am tired of all these loads coming from right, left and center; and He, the Everlasting Referee would pass instructions to all those who had been beating you, had been fighting you, and say: from now, no more blows.

So, if you are here tonight and you have not yet surrendered your life to Jesus Christ that is probably the reasons you are having these blows.

And there are some of us who would say but I thought I have given my life to Jesus and blows are still coming – check your surrender – is it total?

Because if your surrender is not total, any area of your life that is not surrendered to God, the enemy can still deliver blows.

I surrendered all.

If you want to give your life to Jesus Christ, you better begin to come.

I can see some of you very very far away; so, you better get up and begin to come.

If you claim that you are born again, you know yourself that you have not really surrendered, you better come.

I am going to count from one to fifty because of those who are very far away; and I am counting now…

One, two,

Don’t forget, even the trees clap their hands.

The Ocean claps.

Three, four, five, six, seven,

As you come, just surrender – lift your hands to Him. Surrender and begin to pray and ask Him forgiveness. I surrender to You, just take me as I am.

Eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen,

Keep coming, keep coming, just make sure you get here before I finish praying

Fourteen,

Keep coming, keep coming and keep praying now. Talk to the Almighty God. Ask Him to have mercy on you; ask Him to forgive all you sins; ask Him to receive you as you are.

Promise Him: I surrender now and I will do Your will from now on.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

And please the rest of us, let us stretch our hands towards this people and intercede for them.

Let us pray that God who saved our souls will save their own souls also. Pray that God will be merciful unto them and He will give them a brand new beginning. Evening as they are surrendering now, let the Almighty picked them up and take control of their situation from this moment onward.

Let us pray for them for another thirty seconds.

And if you are still on the way, keep coming, keep coming; get here before I finish praying because I must pray now.

Thank You Father. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Saviour we just want to say thank You. Thank You for Your goodness, thank You for Your mercy, thank You Lord of host, thank You for Your word, and thank You for this people who have come forward tonight, please receive them in Jesus’ name; forgive them in Jesus’ name; save their souls in Jesus’ name; wash away their sins with Your blood in Jesus’ name; please write their names in the Book of Life and let them become one of Your children. And I pray that from now on, anytime they call on You, You will answer them by fire. Thank You my Father and my God.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Praise the Lord.

Now, Counselors please come; come and attend to them here.

I want to thank God for those of you who have come forward. I want to promise you in the name of Jesus that from now on, I will be praying for you.

So, I am going to need you names, your address and your prayer request.

The Counselors are coming, they will give you some cards which I want you to fill very quickly and you will return to them; and then, as soon as you return it to them, you can go back to your seat.

I will wait for you to finish before we proceed further.

Now, brethren, while we are waiting for our new brothers and sisters to complete their forms, I think on a night like this without being told, you will want to praise God like you have never done before.

If you are not too old, I would appreciate that you stand up and just lift your hands to the Almighty God and just praise Him.

Praise Him for His mercy. Praise Him for His goodness. Praise Him for His support. Without Him the enemy would have finished you before now – it is by His grace; it is by the mercies of God that we are not consume. Let us praise Him. Let us praise Him. Let us praise Him – on your own now. From the bottom of your heart praise Him. He is worthy to be praised; He is worthy to be adored. Magnify His holy name. Magnify His holy name.

*********Singing in the Holy Spirit*************

Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have given thanks.

I want you to join your hands with your neighbour; we want to pray one crucial prayer before we go to thanksgiving. I want you to pray with all your heart. Remember when you are joining hands like this, you are applying the Law of harvest: what you sow is what you reap; and the harvest is always bigger than the seed.

So, lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, make the victory of my neighbour permanent.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Let the victories of all these Your children be permanent O Lord, let their victories be permanent; let their victories be permanent; every one of them make their victories permanent.

Thank You Father.

Let their victories be permanent.

Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

The victory that God has given you today will be forever. The enemy you saw last night, you will never see again.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let me hear somebody shout a big hallelujah.

In that Name that is above every other name, all you defeats shall be change to victory. From now, for the rest of your life you would never need to fight another battle; God will fight your battles for you. Your enemies shall become friends. They will leave you alone; they will come and beg you. Your former enemies will become your servants. Your victory of tonight will be absolute. Even as you go now, your song will be victory victory hallelujah. And you will never never see those previous enemies again. The Almighty God will bless your offering; He will sanctify it, He will use it for His glory and you will have total victory over poverty in Jesus’ name. By the time we meet again next month, in the Name that is above every other name, your joy will be overflowing. God will grant your requests; and you too, you will serve Him. In the kingdom of God, known of us will be missing.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

I don’t need to tell you what God will do next month but I can assure you, there will be no month like July 2016 in the life of every one of us.

So make sure that you come, you come with your friends, you come with your relatives, you come with everybody; it is going to be the month of Prosperity and it will be prosperity all round in Jesus’ name.

Now, let me find out who really has the Biggest Victory tonight.

Let that fellow shout the biggest hallelujah. 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

POWER TO PROSPER

1st of July, 2016

Thank You Father.

Well, lift your hands to the Almighty God and bless His holy name.

Give Him glory, give Him honour; give Him adoration.

Worship the King of kings; worship the Lord of lords.

Bless His holy name.

He is worthy, He is worthy to be praised; He is worthy to be adored; He is worthy to be magnified.

Give Him glory, give Him honour; give Him adoration.

Thank You Father.

Blessed be Your holy name.

Thank You Lord.

Thank You Daddy

May Your name forever be glorified.

May Your name forever be glorified.

Thank You Daddy

In Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.

Now, I want you to remain in an attitude of worship and just seat down quietly and you can go along with us the way the Holy Spirit is leading tonight.

The choir had done a great job tonight.

But we are going to repeat the hymn that we sang; the one where the baritone came in and sang one of the verses.

I have corrected us before maybe we forgot.

Each time there is a baritone singing a section; what should be the next thing?

A soprano must balance it up.

I said that one before; I am saying it again.

So, we are going to sing that song; the baritone we come; the organist will do his interlude; the next verse will be done by the soprano – that is the first part of the hymn.

And then we will go to the second part and we are going to sing that second part for someone special here tonight; and let me explain.

The fellow mighty not even be here; it might be somebody listening to me somewhere all over the world.

I have shared a testimony with you several years ago and while that song was going on, the Holy Spirit told me He want to repeat something along that line.

I went to visit our church in Ilorin.

In those days, those early days, I used to go every week.

I will go on Sunday I believe, minister there on Monday and leave on Tuesday.

As I was about to leave on Tuesday morning, they came to call me that there was a woman in our maternity center who has come to deliver.

But this woman had told them before that she had a covenant that on the day of her delivery she will die.

And so, the Mid-wife came and said, Daddy, this is the problem we have.

And I went to her, I said, if you know you want to die why did you come here?

You should have stayed at home or somewhere.

Anyway, I prayed for her and I left.

Shortly after I left, the first baby came but they discover that it is a multiple birth – there is still another baby in the womb.

So, they began to pray for the second baby to arrive.

First day, the second baby didn’t come.

Second day, the second baby did not come.

Third day; and they beg this woman: please go to the hospital.

She said: no! I am staying here.

So, the brethren came from Ilorin and came to me, I think it was Saturday by the time they came.

Sir, the woman you prayed for gave birth to the first child immediately you left and since then we have been praying for the second one to come and that one had refused to come.

I put up a bold face as the General Overseer.

(Laughing) God have mercy on the General Overseers.

Is that why you came?

After all, the same God in Lagos is the same God in Ilorin.

Go back. Before you get back home the second baby would have come.

I gave them a bottle of coke each and send them back.

After they left, I ran upstairs to my prayer room; fell on my face: oh God, this is the day of trouble, please help me.

And God said, son, you mean you did not even believe what you said to those people.

I said, haa! I believe! I believe

God said to me: okay! If you believe go and eat.

Oh Lord, this is Saturday; you know I am preparing for the service tomorrow that is while I am fasting.

He said, go and eat.

Well, I ate.

As I have always told you, whether that food went through my mouth or through my nose, I cannot remember.

After I ate, He asked me to be praising Him.

The song I sang is the second part of the song.

It was not too long after I started singing that song that the phone rang.

Brethren had arrived in Ilorin.

The woman instead of given birth to a second child gave birth to two extra.

As I sat down there, my Daddy told me: an impossible breakthrough is about to happen for somebody here tonight.

So, over to you choir.

Sing the first side; sing the second side; before we go in to pray.

Verse 1

For mercies, countless as the sands,

Which daily I receive

From Jesus, my Redeemer’s hands,

My soul, what canst thou give?

Verse 2

Alas, from such a heart as mine,

What can I bring forth?

My best is stain’d and dyed with sin

My all is nothing worth.

Verse 3

Yet this acknowledgement I’ll make

For all He has bestow’d

Salvation’s sacred cup I’ll take,

And call upon my God

Verse 4

The best return for one like me,

So wretched and so poor,

Is from His gifts to draw a plea,

And ask Him still for more.

Verse 5

I cannot serve Him as I ought

No works have I to boast;

Yet would I glory in the thought

That I shall owe Him most.

1. O for a thousand tongues to sing

My great Redeemer’s praise,

The glories of my God and King,

The triumphs of His grace!

Praise the Lord (6ce)

Praise everlasting King (2ce)

2. My gracious Master and my God,

Assist me to proclaim,

To spread through all the earth abroad

The honors of Thy name.

Praise the Lord (6ce)

Praise everlasting King (2ce)

3. Jesus! the name that charms our fears,

That bids our sorrows cease;

’Tis music in the sinner’s ears,

’Tis life, and health, and peace.

Praise the Lord (6ce)

Praise everlasting King (2ce)

4. He breaks the power of canceled sin,

He sets the prisoner free;

His blood can make the foulest clean,

His blood availed for me.

Praise the Lord (6ce)

Praise everlasting King (2ce)

Yin Oluwa (6ce)

Yin Oba a’nipekun (2ce)

Praise the Lord (6ce)

Praise everlasting King (2ce)

Thank You Lord.

Thank You Lord.

Thank You Lord.

I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, if only two people get a breakthrough here tonight, let me be one of them.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Father, if only two people get a breakthrough here tonight, let me be one of them. O Lord God Almighty, just as You did in 1981, perform that great miracle again today. Give me a breakthrough that will shock the devil; that will silence them; that will give joy unspeakable, joy full of glory. Put an end to fear, put an end to sorrows, and honour the faith of Your children.

Thank You Father. Glory be to Your holy name.

Blessed, blessed, blessed be Your holy name.

Thank You Daddy.

Thank You Daddy

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

I am serving the God of miracles

I know, yes, I know

I am serving the God of miracles

I know, yes, I know.

(What about you?)

I am serving the God of miracles

I know, yes, I know

I am serving the God of miracles

I know, yes, I know.

(What about you?)

I am serving the God of miracles

I know, yes, I know

I am serving the God of miracles

I know, yes, I know.

Father Almighty, God of miracles, God of signs, God of wonders, God of breakthroughs, God of healings, God of deliverance, God of prosperity, God of joy, God of victory, glory be to Your holy name – accept our worship in Jesus’ name.

Thank You for the first part of this year; thank You for the second half now beginning; please accept our worship in Jesus’ name. Beginning from now, let the tied turn for the better for all of us.

Daddy, even before Sunday, let everyone of here have good news. Let there be mighty open doors. And please Lord, have mercy on Nigeria.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let somebody shout hallelujah.

Shake hand with one or two people and say: God will bless you mightily tonight.

And then, you may please be seated.

Next month by the grace of God is our Convention; and it’s a world convention because our children will be coming from all over the world and it will be from August the 1st to August the 7th. And the theme is: AMEN

When God gave me the theme last year, I told you (those of you who are there then) that it means that every prayer prayed during the coming convention would be Amen – so let it be.

So, by the special grace of God, whatever is going to cause you to miss the next convention put it aside – It is going to be absolutely glorious.

The testimonies would show you clearly that God Himself just decided out of His infinite mercy to come down and answer prayers.

So, what will be the theme?

You shall be healed.

You won’t know sickness again.

Your sorrows will come to an end.

You shall be free.

All the enemies you have seen thus far, you will never see them again.

God will move you from glory to glory; from success to success; from joy to joy and He will pour fresh anointing on you.

He will answer you by fire.

If you believe that, let your amen be the loudest of all.

Amen!

Glory be to God.

Deuteronomy chapter 8 from verse 11 to 18…

And while you are opening your Bible, help me give the Almighty God a big round over plus for the first preacher.

I was listening to him in my prayer room and I said well, that is my boy.

That was a good one! That was a good one!

Glory be to God.

When you are looking for good preachers, get a Mathematician or get a Lawyer.

That was a great one.

Let us give the Lord another round over plus.

Glory be to God.

That was good. That was good. That was good.

I was blessed.

Deuteronomy chapter 8 from verse 11 to 18:

11. Beware! (That is a warning) Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:

12. Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; [(that verse is very comforting verse) – it means you are going to eat, you are going to be full. It means you are going to build good houses; it means you are going to dwell therein.]

13. And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; {(isn’t that wonderful?) – your herds and your flocks shall multiply; your silver and your gold shall multiply, and all you shall multiply.}

{Then He said, Beware! When all these things have happened}

14. Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; {He said, be careful! Be careful! Prosperity can be dangerous}

15. (Don’t forget the One) Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;

16. Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;

17. (Beware! So that) And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.

18. But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish His covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

You are going to prosper.

I did not hear your amen.

It is a decree from the Lord.

If you are true child of God, you are going to prosper; there is nothing you are going to do about it.

Whether the devil likes it or not, you are going to prosper

Whether you say amen or not, you are going to prosper.

But there are two kinds of prosperity.

True Prosperity; and

False Prosperity

Proverbs chapter 10 verse 22 says: the blessing of the Lord maketh rich and added no sorrow – that is true prosperity.

Proverbs chapter 1 verse 32 says: the prosperity of fools shall destroy them – that is false prosperity.

Because Jeremiah 17 verse 11 says: even as the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so those getteth wealth by wicked means, shall leave them in the middle of their days, and at his end shall be a fool.

There is True Prosperity; there is False Prosperity. And thank God, my son who spoke before me had given you a very thorough definition of Prosperity – making my job easy.

You see, True Prosperity is not made up having a lot of money alone: definitely it includes money (and I am coming to explain that you in a moment) but it also includes contentment.

It includes: good health.

It includes freedom.

It includes fruitfulness

It includes joy.

It includes peace of mind.

It includes spiritual wellbeing …

…just to mention a few.

But because we always have limited time; Let us go straight to some of the elements that combine together to form true prosperity.

If we are to talk like a Mathematician, we would say, True Prosperity is a function of: Money, contentment, good health, peace of mind, joy, etcetera etcetera.

Let us start with Money: money is essential; it is essential that you have it because poverty can destroy; – and destroy and prosperity they do not go together.

Proverbs chapter 10 verse 15 says: the destruction of the poor is their poverty. I think I have mentioned this one before years ago.

The elders have a saying: a poor man went to the oracle man and said make me a charm so that I can become rich.

The oracle man says okay, you must make a sacrifice – go and bring a goat for the sacrifice.

But because he was poor, he went and brought a rat.

So, the oracle man made a charm with the rat and his poverty increased.

So, the elder have the saying: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

The oracle asked for a goat, he produced a rat.

Poverty can destroy.

Ecclesiastes chapter 10 verse 19 says money answereth all things.

Well, I think “all” there could be qualified.

But there is a lot of things that money can do. And I think I have told you before – I have a saying that when a rich man is speaking, nobody checks the grammar.

They don’t want to know whether the grammar is correct or not.

I remember years ago, we were having a fund raising before I was born-again and they were suggesting names for Chairman of the fund raising occasion and somebody suggested the name of a Professor and the people said, haa! is it grammar that we are talking about!

God have mercy on Professors.

Poverty can be bondage.

Proverbs chapter 22 verse 7 says: the rich rule over the poor and the borrower is a servant to the lender. It is a terrible thing to borrow.

And I decree in the Name that is above every other name, every one of you in debt God will help you pay; and you will never borrow again.

Let me repeat that one – in the Name that is every other name you will never borrow again.

In 2Kings chapter 4 verse 1 to 7: a widow was in debt; the creditors came and said, if you don’t pay before tomorrow, we will sell your children

Poverty is a terrible thing.

Thank God, God intervened.

I don’t know about you but I refuse to be poor.

Say it loud and clear.

I remember 1959, I was staying with my uncle somewhere in Ilesha; and my Uncle travelled and the Landlord came and my Uncle had not pay his rent because of poverty.

And he said I want my money.

My Uncle is not at home, I am not the one who rented the house.

He said I don’t want to know.

Get out of my house.

Haa! please; let my uncle come.

He said, I say get out of my house.

And he began to curse me as if I was the one owing.

Called me all manners of names: onigbese; oloriburuku; …

That is why when God gave the opportunity to graduate, I made up my mind, the first thing I would do before I buy a car…

They were given cars to graduate in those days; I say I don’t want a car, I want a house of my own.

Stand on your feet; lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, don’t let me die poor.

Come on! Lift your voice to the Almighty God.

Please Lord, don’t let me die poor, don’t let me die poor, don’t let me die poor. Please Lord God Almighty, have mercy on me, don’t let me die poor. Don’t let me die poor. Don’t let me die poor Lord God Almighty. Don’t let me die poor, poverty is a destroyer, it can destroy. Borrower is a servant to the lender, Lord God Almighty don’t let me die poor. Have mercy on me; have mercy on me. Eradicate poverty in my family; eradicate poverty in my family, please Lord, don’t let me die poor. Have mercy on me Lord. Have mercy on me; please don’t let me die poor. Don’t let me die poor have mercy on me, have mercy on me. Don’t let me die poor Father, have mercy on me. Somehow, one way or the other, help me so that I don’t die poor, don’t let me die poor. Don’t let me die poor Lord. Thank You Father. Thank You Almighty

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Let us be seated.

I don’t want to be spending too much time talking about poverty – you already understand that poverty is not good.

I have heard some stories that make my heart bleed.

My wife was telling a story she heard of someone who was preparing amala – preparing food, somewhere in Osun State.

And the woman went inside to go and get something from the house.

By the time she came back, the amala was gone.

And somebody who was watching from another house beacon to her and said go to that house.

She got to the house, she found out the woman with her children already eating the amala with water.

Don’t tell me poverty is good

That woman did not want to steal; but she was dying of hunger, the children were dying of hunger

I have heard of stories that… oh God!

In the Name that is above every other name, poverty will not kill you.

I mean you must have heard stories yourself of how somebody was taken to the hospital and for hours they wouldn’t threat him because they couldn’t find the money to pay the deposit – and finally he died.

Poverty is a killer – Don’t glamorize poverty at all, it is not a good thing.

But, True Prosperity is not money alone. Very important aspect of True Prosperity is contentment.

Ecclesiastes chapter 5 verse 10 says: those who love silver will not be satisfied with silver; those who love gold will not be satisfied with gold.

Ecclesiastes chapter 5 verse 11 says: even as good increase those who will consume it will increase. So the man who is gathering the goods together will only see it with his eyes.

Ecclesiastes chapter 5 verse 12 and it is interesting, Ecclesiastes is written by Solomon, one of the richest men who ever lived; he said the sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he ate little or much. But the abundance of the rich will not allow in to sleep.

The poor man who left Mushin for Lagos by 5:00am and return home by 9:00pm to soak garri and with groundnut. And then because he stayed in a room and a parlor with his wife and five or seven children; maybe occasionally he had to spread a mat on the floor – before he hit the ground he was asleep.

And yet there is the man who is sleeping on a water bed, electrically controlled, and he will be tossing here and there for hours without sleep because he is thinking whether somebody is stealing his money; or whether the trailer has not return from the North.

The abundance of the rich will rob him of sleep.

Not only that.

1Timothy chapter 6 verse 6 says: godliness with contentment is great gain – great gain.

You know, Solomon prayed a prayer; you will be amazed that the prayer came from Solomon.

Proverbs chapter 30 verse 8 and 9: he said God give me neither poverty nor riches (I said, hey! Solo!)

And he gave the reason: he said, lest I have too much and I begin to deny You; or I have too little and I steal.

Contentment is great gain.

May be I just remind you; you have heard the story before; I had to you before; when I had to stay overnight in the house of one very very wealthy man, friends; and it was breakfast time and the cook came to him and said what will you have for breakfast?

And he began to ask what did I eat yesterday?

The Cook told him.

What about the day before?

To cut the long story short, finally, he decided that he will eat bread and egg.

And then the Cook said, how do you want the egg?

Scrambled?

Fried?

Scotched?

Boiled?

After scratching his head for quite a long while asking when was the last time I ate boiled…

Finally he decided on cooked-boiled egg.

And the Cook said, how do you want it boiled?

Half boiled?

Medium boiled?

And he decided after a lot of thinking – medium boiled.

And the Cook said, how many minute in hot water?

Haa!

Thirty minutes to decide what to have for breakfast.

And me I was seating down hungry; and the Cook turn to me, Sir, what would you like?

I said everything you have done, just make it plenty!

I don’t have that kind of money but God be praised; I have a very good appetite.

Stand on your feet, lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, don’t let me lack but give me contentment.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Give me contentment. Give me contentment. Give me contentment. Give me contentment Almighty God. Let me know what it is to be contented. Give me contentment. Give me contentment. Give me contentment Lord; let me know what is called contentment. Don’t let me lack, let me know contentment. Give me contentment. Almighty God, give me contentment; let me be content. Give me contentment. Give me contentment. Give me contentment. O Lord, give me contentment. Give me contentment. Let me live my life in contentment; Lord, give me contentment. Father, give me contentment. Thank You Father. Glory be to Your holy name.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Number three: True Prosperity involves good health.

A lot of money is useless to man who has not got good health.

The devil said it in Job chapter2 verse 4. He said skin for skin; everything a man has he will give for good health if he can just get good health – take the money, give me good health.

Neman was a wealthy man but he was leper.

If you read 2Kings chapter 5 and you read from verse 1 to 16 and you zero-in on verse 5 there; you will see what he brought when he was coming, think he could by healing.

The Bible said he brought ten talents of silver – that was a lot of money. He brought six thousand pieces of gold and he brought ten changes of raiment – a lot of money; millions in any currency – because he had money but he did not have good health.

And then, Solomon said something again and love people who want to know true prosperity especially Solomon.

Ecclesiastes chapter 6 verse 2: he said, if man has everything, but he is unable to eat thereof, he said, that is an evil disease.

You have plenty of food, plenty of money, plenty of cloth, plenty of everything but you cannot even eat – he said that is an evil disease – I agree with him.

He said in Ecclesiastes chapter 5 verse 19: he says any man that God has given wealth and given the power to eat thereof, he said that is a gift from God.

In order words, I don’t just want to have plenty of money and not be able to eat thereof.

I remember a friend of mine that I tried very hard to convert but he wouldn’t yield – he was one of the wealthiest men in Nigeria who had ever live. By the time he died he had Two Hundred and Fifty Six million Dollars in faraway Australia; not to talk of America, Britain; Swaziland; faraway Australia – Two Hundred and Fifty Six million Dollars.

And yet the only food he can eat is milk.

He cannot eat any other thing other than drink milk.

And there was a joker who was talking something and says that the reason God is using Pastor Adeboye is because of his name Enoch.

He said, he is the original Enoch who came back.

And that fellow says, he cannot be the original Enoch who came back…he can be eating pounded yam

He said haa! Have you ever see him eat pounded yam?

When I heard it I laughed.

You think I don’t eat?

Invite me to your house.

Prepare some solid pounded yam; get a very good combination okro; make sure there is plenty of bush meat, and chicken, and fish, and turkey; you won’t have to go to any church before you see the glory of God.

Right there in your dining room, a mountain will become a valley.

Stand on your feet; and lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, from now on let me enjoy good health.

Common open your mouth.

Let me enjoy good health, good health; so that whatever you give me, I would be able to partake of it – give me good health. Give me good health Lord, so that I can eat anything I want to eat. Give me good health. Give me good health. What is the use of having a lot of money if I cannot eat, give me good health Lord, give me good health. Give me good health Lord God Almighty so that I can eat anything. Give me good health so that whatever you provide for me I can enjoy it, Father, give me a good health; give me a good health. Give me good health O Lord, give me good health. I don’t want ache, I don’t want pain, I don’t want the situation the food will be there I won’t even be able to eat, Lord give me good health. Let me enjoy good health for the rest of my life. I want to enjoy good health for the rest of my life. Good health O Lord. Good health O Lord. Good health, so that I can eat, I can enjoy myself; so that whatever You provide for me, I will be able to enjoy it – Father, please give me a good health. Give good health. Give me good health O Lord. Thank You Jesus. Give me good health Lord.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

True Prosperity includes Freedom.

Of what use is wealth to man who is in prison: whether physical prison; or mental prison; or spiritual prison.

I have seen rich people who suffer from memory loss.

They cannot even remember the names of their wives.

They look at their children, they cannot even recognize and there is plenty of money.

One of them was speaking to another and he said, she saw herself seating on the bed, and she cannot remember: do I want to sleep or have I just woken up; and yet there is plenty of money.

Money that does not come with freedom is of no use.

Remember on Judge was sentencing a thief to imprisonment.

He said I know you stole this money and you have hiding it somewhere; he said I will sent you to prison for so long that by the time you come out the money will be useless to you.

Freedom!

Nebuchadnezzar was rich, he was a king – Daniel chapter 4, you can read the whole story from verse 1 to 37 (Daniel 4 from verse 1 to 37).

He built a whole city that was… the city he built was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

But for seven years, he was walking about naked – of what use was the money to him then.

Or king Saul – 1Samuel chapter 16 verse 14

Thank You Father

The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said I should tell you: just hold on, I am never too late.

1Samuel 16 verse 14: king Saul was a king, but a demon was tormenting him.

As a king, he has plenty of money; there was a lot of cloth – anything a king could have, he had – but he had no freedom; he was in mental bondage.

Now, one of the biggest problems with wealth in the text we read, Deuteronomy chapter 8 verse 11 to 14, is that wealth can produce pride.

Rich people can become proud if they are not careful; and if pride comes, it brings divine resistance; it bring divine resistance

James chapter 4 verse 6 it says, God resists the proud.

I have told you the story before.

An in-law of mine, very wealthy man; each time we went to see him, we would preach Jesus to him.

And then, on one occasion we went to preach to him as usual and he said to me: in-law! I said sir.

He said follow me.

I said yes sir.

And he took me round his great mansion, and that mansion was great.

And he should me freezers upon freezers.

In some freezers: frozen fried turkey.

In another: frozen fried lamb;

In another: all manners of food

By the time we went through the whole house, we came back to the living room, he said to me: in-law! I said sir

He said, you have Jesus?

I said yes sir

He said, do you have all these?

I said no sir

He said, go and talk to the poor – they are the one who need Jesus I don’t need Him.

I said yes sir.

And some of you heard the story before.

Six month later, I was still a lecturer at the University of Lagos then, six month later I returned from the campus to see my in-law or somebody who look like my in-law in my living room.

The rosy chick had collapsed; everything looking gone

I said in-law!

He said, yes it is me.

Haa!

What happen?

The Accountant; the Internal Auditor; and I think the Secretary, colluded, they got him to sign a check. The check was signed, I think I was ten million pounds – it was those days of pounds; and then they added one zero

And because the three of them who would share the something where together; they check everything through, they collected the money and they left the country.

When the fraud was detected, they brought the thing – Sir, this is your signature!

It is mine well!

Now, the point is not just getting the money, it is that he is on his way to prison.

So, he said, I have come in-law that you pray for me

I said pray for you?

I said haa! In whose name?

He said in the name of Jesus.

Haa!

I thought you don’t need him?

He said that was then – this is now.

Well, you know the rest of the story.

When I asked him to give his life to Jesus now, I don’t have to preach long.

When a man has wisdom, he will chose freedom above wealth.

I tell just one more story and then you will pray – just one more story – you have heard it before too.

There was this man in the city of Ibadan years years ago; somebody brought him and said, I want you to pray for me, I have not been able to sleep for thirty minutes in more than two years.

Pray for me so that I can begin to sleep like every normal people.

He said I have fourteen houses in Ibadan; I will give all of them to you, just pray that I will be able to sleep.

Those of you who can sleep, you don’t know what you are enjoying.

Those of you who can sleep easily while don’t you shout hallelujah to God.

I told him course, if you give your life to Jesus let me pray for you and everything will be alright; I don’t need you fourteen houses, I want to be able to sleep normally.

What is wealth, if does not come with freedom!

Freedom to do what normal people do; freedom to be able to sleep when you want to sleep, wake up when you want to wake up; eat what you want to eat, not afraid when people say happy new year because happy new year to you means another year of covenant between you and the devil as gone.

God is reminding me to tell you one other story because I don’t know some of these stories come to some people – they mean much more even than the sermon.

Some of the older ones here will remember a man who came to Ebute-Metta years ago and he said please pray for me – I enter into a covenant with the devil to give me wealth and come back for my soul after seven years; and they gave me something to swallow and I swallowed the thing and the thing is biting me from inside; I have two weeks more now to go.

We prayed a simple prayer, he vomited the thing – we all rejoiced

For some time he was coming to church; after some time we did not see him again. And we decide to do a follow up.

Haa! brother what happen? We did not see you again?

He said, they told me that I swallowed the other one wrongly.

You mean you swallowed another one?

He swallowed another one, and money began to come.

When it was almost seven years to come to pass, he decided that the demons in Nigeria will not be able to handle him if he runs to London.

So, he took a ticket and began to go to London.

He died on the plane.

Stand on your feet; you are going to cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, the kind of wealth that will put me in bondage don’t give it to me.

The kind of wealth that will put me in bondage, don’t give it to me, Almighty God, don’t let it come near me at all. That kind of wealth that will put me in bondage, I don’t want it Lord. Don’t give me the kind of wealth that will put me in bondage; don’t give me that kind of wealth. I don’t want to be in bondage, I want to be able to be free – free to go out; free to come in; free to sleep; free to wake up; the kind of wealth that will put me in bondage, I don’t want it. The kind of wealth that I will see a police man coming and I will be afraid, I don’t want that kind of wealth. The kind of wealth that I will be afraid that one day they will discover my secret, Lord, I don’t want that kind of wealth. That kind of wealth that will put me in bondage, I don’t want it Lord. I want true prosperity Lord; I don’t want bondage, I don’t want bondage. Thank You Father. Thank You Father. And if I am in bondage already set me free Lord, set me free, I don’t want to remain in bondage. I don’t want any form of bondage at all: physical, mental; spiritual; I don’t want bondage, I preferred freedom Lord, I preferred freedom; I preferred freedom.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

If any of you is in bondage, you shall be free tonight in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

The next item that will make True Prosperity is something called Joy

The important of joy in true prosperity is highlighted in Proverbs chapter 10 verse 22: the blessing of the Lord maketh rich and added no sorrow with it. That means there are riches that will come with sorrow – deep sorrow.

Among the elder, they say that if you look at the bottom of wealth, you will see dreads.

In orders, they are saying some of the people who are wealthy; they have secrets they won’t even be able to talk about.

And so, the fact that you see some people looking gorgeous does not mean that all means well.

Somebody said once, that is the reason some people go…, I don’t mean I believe him completely; but he said some people go from air condition car to air condition office to air condition bedroom, is because there is a lot fire burning under them.

That may be true.

Some of them have problem they cannot even share.

In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, the blessing that God will give you will be without sorrow.

Because sorrow is a killer: Proverbs 15:13 says sorrow can break your spirit.

Proverbs 17 verse 22 says a merry heart doeth good like medicine but a broken spirit dried the bones.

Sorrow is a terrible thing.

When you look at Mathew chapter 2 verse 1 to 11, you will see the importance of joy.

Mather 2 verse 1 to 11 talks about wise men who came from the East; (if we are to believe Bible Scholars, they travelled for two years); loaded with wealth seeking Jesus.

When they found him they rejoice with exceeding great joy. They had money but they are looking for joy.

I can tell you stories upon stories of people who were wealthy but they are living in sorrow

Just one will do; probably you have heard it before.

I was invited by eminent personalities to come and preach in some of the secluded areas of Lagos (I don’t want to mention the place)

And while the people where gathering there , they asked me to go and seat down in the living room while the people are gathering at the backyard and I am talking of one of those places where the moment you enter the gate, you forget that you are in Nigeria.

I am telling you.

Everything so beautiful – I mean…

When I got into the living room where I was seated, I saw there were five various sitting rooms – one leading to the other in ascending other of splendor.

I am telling you I have seen houses; that was beautiful.

So, I was going to talk on “a God of Miracles”

I began to think, I better change my topic.

I wanted to change my to “O that man would praise the Lord”

But the Almighty God spoke to me: this family in particular needs miracles desperately.

It was then later on I discover that the lady of house, that beautiful place had one son and that one son was on drugs; not only was he on drugs, when the woman refuse to give him money for drugs he planted drugs in the luggage of the mother when the mother was travelling abroad.

They arrested the woman abroad; but money answereth all things.

It does not matter how much money you have, if your only son is on drugs, you won’t know what is called joy.

That fellow who vomited a charm said that, every year they said happy new, he would say: oh! One year gone.

Whereas, there are people like us here, we don’t have much money but when we say happy New Year, we really rejoice.

Glory be to God.

But the Almighty God can give you prosperity without sorrow – all you have to do is ask Him

Now, I want you to stand on your feet I cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, for the rest of my life, don’t let me know sorrow.

You better pray that prayer, it is very important prayer. Don’t let me know sorrow, please for the rest of my life, is my prayer Lord constantly to you, don’t let me know sorrow, don’t let me know sorrow ever again. Don’t let me know sorrow. Don’t let me know sorrow again for the rest of my live Lord God Almighty. For the rest of my life, don’t let me know sorrow. Don’t let me know sorrow over my children; don’t let me know sorrow over my wife, don’t let me know sorrow in my family, don’t let me know sorrow over Your church; don’t let me know sorrow. Please Lord, don’t let me know sorrow again for the rest of my life. Don’t let me know sorrow again. Keep sorrow far away from me. Keep sorry far away from me. Keep sorrow far away from me. Father, keep sorrow far away from me; keep sorrow far away from me. Thank You Jesus. Keep sorrow far away from me Lord. Keep sorrow far away from me. Thank You Jesus. Thank You Almighty God.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus.

Please be seated.

Thank You Father.

I want to say amen to this before I tell you.

Because the Lord says there is someone listening to me right now, He said, I won’t let your children suffer the way you did.

I want to say amen to this again too

The Lord says there is some here tonight; He said one day, you family will be counted among the wealthiest in this nation.

That must be me.

Another element of True…

Thank You Father

The Lord says there is some here tonight; he said one day you will be used as an example of all round success.

Another element of True Prosperity is Spiritual wellbeing – Spiritual Prosperity.

In Mark chapter 8 verse 36 says: what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul; of what benefit?

In order words, like somebody tried to analysis; he said, Daddy let us write out this thing down mathematically.

God is saying if you have all the money in America, plus all the money in China, plus all the money in Britain, all the Europe, all the money in Africa, if they all belong to you alone, and you still don’t make it to heaven, you are a loser.

What does it profit a man if he gains what?

…the whole world and loses his soul.

In Philippians chapter 3 verse 7 to 11: Paul said all things that were gain to me, I counted but loss.

Why?

Because I want to know Jesus Christ, I want to know the power of His resurrection.

I want spiritual prosperity.

And when God responded, Acts chapter 19 verse 11 to 12, the Bible says, God performed special miracles by the hand of Paul, so that his body’s handkerchiefs, aprons, were taken to the sick – sickness dispatched from them; demon saw his handkerchiefs coming and they ran.

I told those who are here to attend first section of the disciples’ convention yesterday.

I said, if you have anointing, you don’t even need to seek for money.

Anointing is far far superior to money – far far

I remember quite a few of my friends who thought I was a fool when I decided to go on full time ministering.

A Lecturer in the University, you know how you suffered before you became a lecturer in the University; now you are earning a good salary; you can feed yourself, you can feed your family…; now you are saying you are going on a full time ministry – you are a fool.

I agreed with them – only I am a fool for Jesus.

I have listened to testimonies now that give me so much joy that all the money in the world could not give.

I was in New York few days ago, and we held a Holy Ghost rally there and it think it was in New York; and it was testimony time; and one of the testifier said, he attended the convention, American convention, a year ago.

And during the convention God told me to do something strange; and when he speaks to me I obey, I don’t care whether you believe me or not but I know who is talking to me.

God spoke to me during that convention, He said, son, I want you to remove your shoe, remove your sucks, I want you to walk right in front of the altar – yes Lord.

I did what He asked me to do.

Then, He said, anybody who has terminal disease in the congregation should come to the altar and touch altar that he would heal them.

Well, I did not know there was somebody there who had just received a message on her phone that her mother who had been in hospital had died.

She was in the midst of the convention and she looked at the picture of the dead mother and said: haa! well! God had just said miracles will happen now to those who come to the altar.

Mama is there but the picture is here.

She took the picture of the mother and laid on the altar; travelled down to her town the following morning, got to the hospital to discover that Mama had come back to life.

That is just one of many many testimonies.

I know there are some people they might not be many who will be willing to sell everything they have if God can just give them the ability to raise the dead.

Is anybody like that here at all?

Stand on your feet and lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, please here me loud and clear, I prefer anointing to money.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Tell Him, I prefer anointing to money. I prefer the ability to raise the dead, ability to heal the sick, ability to make the blind see, ability to make the barren fruitful, I prefer; I prefer anointing to money. I prefer anointing to money. I prefer, I prefer spiritual prosperity to material prosperity, Lord God Almighty I prefer. I prefer anointing. I prefer anointing to money; so, give me anointing. Pour fresh oil me. Anoint me like never before. Anoint me like never before. Prosper me Lord. Prosper me mightily. Prosper me spiritually. I prefer anointing to money. I prefer spiritual wellbeing to material wellbeing. I want true prosperity. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And you receive it in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Let me begin to round up.

WHAT DO I DO TO PROSPER? – I am talking of True Prosperity now.

Thank You Father

Amen and amen.

The Lord says there is someone listening to me right now, He said because I will stand by you, nobody will be able to subdue.

Thank You Father.

So, if anybody is trying to subdue you, the fellow is wasting his time.

Glory be to God.

Okay now

What do I do to prosper?

1). Since it is God who give the power to get wealth – Deuteronomy chapter 8 verse 18: wisdom tells us that you should put God first in everything.

Put Him first. He is the One who give the power to get wealth.

He is the One who give the power to get money.

Money belong to Him – silver is His; gold is His; the thousands of cattle used belong to Him; the earth is the Lord and the fullness thereof – put in first in all things

That is while in Proverbs chapter 3 verse 9 to 11 (again from Solomon, you can learn from this man); Proverbs 3 verse 9 to 11: he said honour the Lord with your substance and with the first fruit of all your increase.

Put Him first.

Don’t struggle with Him with your first fruit.

He knows ways that you don’t know – He knows.

Put Him first.

2.) Don’t play games with Him.

Malachi chapter 3 verse 8 to 11: when He says bring all tithes into my house, He did say, half of the tithe. He did not ask you to spend half of the tithe in doing something else in the house of God.

He said, no no, you will bring all the tithes; bring it 100percent – all the tithes.

Some of us we say, well, I am going to the church; so, I used part of the tithe for transportation.

Or I give part of the tithe towards the church building; it’s God’s work – don’t play games with Him.

There is a different part between tithe and offering.

Like someone said in days when the people in charge of our electricity called NEPA, I don’t know what the call them again, the names keep changing but the result seems to be the same.

He said, suppose NEPA come to read your meter and they put there that you are owing them hundred naira; and you took the hundred naira in those days when the naira was strong, and you are going to pay.

And on the way, you saw the NEPA poll that fell down; and so you use fifty naira to help them raise up the poll; so you get to the place where you are going to pay and say: well, your money is hundred but I have helped you to use fifty…

What will they do to your light?

They cut it off.

Don’t play games with God – don’t play games with Him.

3). Study His word – Mediate!

Joshua chapter 1 verse 7 to 8: make Bible study part and parcel of your life.

Some of you don’t go to digging deep where we dig deep in the word of God.

Some of you don’t go to Sunday School; you say Sunday School is for children.

If you say Sunday School is for children – who are you?

Are you an adult? – in the hand of the One who had been before the  mountains where brought forth.

The One who had been from everlasting to everlasting

In the hand of God we are all children.

There is nobody here who is hundred years old! That is while we are called Children of God not Adults of God.

How many children of God are here – let me hear you shout hallelujah

Study the word of God – meditate.

Every time there is an opportunity to study the word, be there.

Be there at the house fellowship.

Be there is the Sunday School.

Be there in the digging deep.

Study the word because He said to Joshua, if you study My word, you will make your way prosperous.

4). Then, obey Him completely.

One of the reasons He asked you to study is so that you will discover what He wants and then you go ahead and do it.

Deuteronomy 28 verse 1 to 2, 11 to 13: He says if you will harken diligently (– harken diligently!) to the voice of the Lord your God to observe and to do all that He commands you; He said, blessings will follow you and over take you; you will be running from blessing, blessings will be following; He said you will never borrow, you will be lending to nations

That is what He said.

He does not make sense that you will be lending to nations, because many at times will look at our self as pure.

Today by the grace of God, the Redeemed Christian Church of God is in more than 190 nations of the world and we are lending to nations – lending to nations; buying churches; building schools in nations of the world

I have always told them; don’t let me ever hear you say that Nigeria is poor.

As far as I am concern, the God of Nigeria is wealthy – we are not poor because we are lending to nations.

But you need to obey Him.

Many at times His instructions are difficult to obey but obey

You just do what he says and leave the rest to Him.

I have told you the story of what happen when we are building the very first auditorium by the express way and we came to roofing the place and I needed seventeen thousand naira – seventeen thousand naira was a powerful amount of money then, it can roof a whole auditorium 100meters by 50meters.

And one of my Pastors was building a house for people in his own area; he needed one thousand naira to roof his own auditorium or his own house.

I had one thousand naira with me and he came; I don’t know how he knew I had money and he said Daddy please, I need one thousand to roof my residence for my people.

I was upset.

I need seventeen thousand, I have only one and you want to collect the one! I said, if you don’t get out of my office?

He got up and began to run.

And go spoke to me and said give him the one thousand.

If I did not know His voice I would have said get behind me Satan.

But He is the One who spoke, you must obey – obeying Him is not always easy.

I called the fellow back and gave him the one thousand, and he began to jump and gallop away.

I said, it is not your fault. Your problem is solved, I am back to zero.

And God said, son, why are you grumbling?

There were two problems; I used you to solve one; there is only one problem left.

And it was not long before the end of the day when somebody came all the way from Port Harcourt and said, I have just collected my house rent and God said I should take it to you complete.

And she brought me…, I am sure you can guess the amount – seventeen thousand naira.

Obey Him and leave the rest to Him.

Obey Him completely; He will cause you to prosper.

5.) And then, seek Him diligently.

Seek God not money.

Hebrews 11 verse 6 says: He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Seek God! Seek God in every possible way.

6.) And then of course, keep sowing.

Ecclesiastes chapter 11 verse 6 says: in the morning sow your seed; in the evening sow your seed, don’t withhold your hand because you don’t know which one is going to bring forth the greatest fruit – just keep sowing.

7.) And then, keep building His kingdom. Just keep building His kingdom.

Zachariah chapter 1 verse 17: God said My cities, My kingdom, shall yet be built through prosperity. He will prosper those who are committed to the building His kingdom; to doing the work of God.

If you hear that there is something to be done for God, they want to be partakers – that’s how the doors open.

I have told you of a small boy several years ago at Ebute-Mette, every Sunday, I don’t know how he manage to convinced the mother.

Mother will give him one naira, he will come to me and said Daddy, this is for you and he would say, one day I will buy you a plane.

I will look at the small boy and said, amen.

Years passed, and I met the boy in London and he came to me and said, I am sure you dint remember?

I said, I am not quite sure because he has grown.

He said, I am the boy who use to give you one one naira every Sunday.

Oh! My friend! I look for you, I did not see you. I did not know you have gone to London.

He said, there is a car outside; I am not able to buy a plane yet but there is a car outside and it is for you and it is brand new Mercedes Benz car.

If you want to the work of God, He will provide the means.

If you want to work for Him, He will supply what you need.

Let us stand on our feet and pray one more prayer before I give the altar call.

Lift your voice to Him and say: Father, everything I need to serve You, give it to me.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Everything I need to serve You, give it to me. If I have the money, I will spend it for You Lord, give me the money. If you make me healthy I will run for You. if You give me joy, Your joy will be in my strength, I will serve You with that strength. Everything I need to serve You Father, give unto me; give unto me; give unto me O Lord. Everything I need to serve You Father, give unto me, give unto me and I will serve You Lord; I will serve You. everything I need to serve You – the money I need, give it to me; the health I need, give it to me; everything I need to serve Lord God Almighty, give it to me; give it unto me. I will serve You, I will build Your kingdom, everything I need to serve, give unto me, give unto me. Thank You Almighty.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

You may please be seated; I am about to conclude now.

As I have told you the story before; some of you know the fellow who came to me and said Daddy pray for me: I want to be one of the three people who will sponsor the convention next year.

I said, really!

He said, yes.

I said, good!

So, I prayed; and then he left.

A week later, he came running;

Daddy, I asked you to pray so that I can sponsor the convention; I got to my place of work today and they sack me.

I laughed.

You are going to sponsor the convention on your salary!

You know how much it cost to feed these thousands upon thousands upon thousands upon thousands people.

I said, God has shut a door, so that He can open another.

God has found a Treasurer and He wants to open doors.

Within a year, he was one of the three that paid for the convention.

When God finds somebody who wants to work for Him, He makes the means available.

I am praying for someone here today that even before the end of July, you will come to me and say, Daddy, I want sponsor the convention.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Oh thank You Daddy.

Listen carefully, because we will hear your testimony.

The Lord says He will give someone an unusual breakthrough this month. He said, it will be so unusual, you yourself will know that this cannot be human. But He asked me to tell you: 50percent of it is yours; 50percent belong to Him. And listen to me carefully, He said, if you are faithful in what He is about to do, He will open other doors. If you are not faithful, it will be one time miracle.

So take note; don’t say I did not tell you.

Now, 3John verse 2 says: I wish above all things… (above how many things? – all things) that you prosper and be in health as your souls prospers. That is the word of God.

And the Bible says: forever O Lord thy word is settled.

The word of God cannot change.

If that is the only passage in the Bible on prosperity, anyone of us who is not prospering properly should be able to go to God and say, God, what is going on here?

You said in Your word: I wish above all things that I prosper; (two) that I be in health.

Do you know anytime I have any physical challenge…; now I can thank God because there had been only two challenges since forty three years – not bad;

But I go to God and say: God, what is going on because according to Your word – I am to prosper, I am to be in health.

I want you to say it loud and clear: poverty is not my portion.

Say it as if you mean it.

Say it one more time.

And with the same conviction, say it loud and clear, sickness is not my portion.

Say that.

Let every sickness, every ache in your body…; – sickness is not my portion.

It is not because God is not a liar!

Bible says, let all men be liar but let God be true.

The word of God is forever settled.

He said I wish above all things, above all things that you prosper and be in health.

The only condition He has is ‘as your soul prosper’.

When I have financial challenges, I turn to the Almighty God, what am I doing wrong; what am I doing wrong.

Am I not obeying You; am I not obeying You fully?

Why am I sick?

Why do I need to suffer pain?

What is wrong?

You may say, no Daddy, you are spiritualizing everything…

Please allow me.

When you are born of God, you are a spirit – everything should be spiritualized.

Father we serve is a spirit; God is a spirit.

A child of a spirit is what? …a spirit.

The Bible says: as many that are led by the spirit of God they are the sons of God.

You may not believe it but that is the way I live my own live.

If I am walking and I accidentally strike my leg against a stone, I stop.

What is going on Lord?

Because it is written: He shall give charge His Angels concerning me (I don’t know about you o); they will bear me in my hands so that I won’t strike my foot against a stone. – it is in the word.

So, when it happens, I stop to pray: God, is there a danger ahead? Or is there something wrong somewhere in my life?

So, if I am not prospering – why?

If I am sick – why?

I wish above all things that you prosper and be in health.

And do you know my beloveth children, “it is whatever you tolerate that will stay”.

How many of you will say: no more poverty?

Say it very well.

Say it as if you mean it.

And in the same manner say: no more sickness; because as He hears in His ears will He do.

As thy soul prosper

So beloveth, let us examine ourselves.

In what areas have we been failing God?

In what areas have we been playing games with God?

In what areas have we been putting ourselves before God?

Somebody said to me not too long ago; he said Daddy, I cannot understand how you could have problems building the new auditorium? He said, I cannot understand?

I said, what do you mean?

He said with all these your children?

He said, if all these your children are even given you just hundred naira a month towards that work, he said the work would have been easier.

I said God love a cheerful giver.

He said, I know you have more than two hundred Pastors and Deacons and Deaconesses – more than two hundred thousand

I said that is true.

He said, if all your Ministers give a thousand naira a month, the work would be easier.

I said that is true but God loves a cheerful giver.

In what areas are you playing games with God?

Give the power to get wealth.

Let me tell you the truth: He also reserves the power to withdraw wealth.

I must tell you the whole truth.

I tell you one more story and I close.

It is story that you have heard before some of you.

A young man came to me and says, Daddy came for me, I need a breakthrough.

I said, okay, that is alright; and we prayed.

And he came excited: Daddy you won’t believe it.

I said try me.

A man had called me, he told me he wants to sell his house in Lagos; it has thirteen flats; and he asked me to pay him so much – it does not matter how much I sell it, just go and sell it and pay me so much.

I said, congratulations, this is the breakthrough we have been waiting for.

I said, if there are thirteen flats, that means you will one flat to the church.

He said, why?

I said, I am thinking of tithe now!

And since we cannot have one-point-three (1.3) house; at least one flat…

He said, that is the problem with you Pastors; you are only interested in what you can get

I said, haa! please!

He became so angry and left my office.

Then he found a buyer for the house and went to the owner: sir, I have somebody who will buy the house; where do you want me to pay your money – your account.

That one said which house?

Haa! the house you asked me to sell.

He said, I asked you to sell my house?

He said yes. You asked me to sell the house for so much…

The man said, whoever did the charm for you had failed.

If you don’t get out of my place I will get you arrested.

He ran back to me and said Daddy…

I said, ehen! Ehen! Don’t get me involved.

You want to play games with God, go and deal with Him; leave me out of the show.

Stop playing games with God; He knows you.

When it is offering time, He knows what you are worth and He knows what you are giving.

He is not a beggar.

I have always told people, before you came to the church, God has been building His church and He will keep on building it.

You did not buy the chair you are seating on; somebody paid for it.

Don’t play games with one who has the power to make you prosper.

And then to crown it all, there are many of you we asked to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, you are withholding your life from the One who made heaven and earth, from the One who made you.

You think you are clever.

Some of you think you don’t need Him; you are too big to surrender to Jesus Christ.

Is like I have always said, there are many of you who say you don’t believe in miracles; you will believe when you need one.

When the Doctors tells you, there is nothing more we can do; you will believe in miracles then.

But, must you wait till the time of trouble before you surrender your life to your maker!

So, if you are here tonight or you are listening to me anywhere in the world and you want to surrender your life to Jesus Christ…; if you are in your living room, you will stand up and let God know that you are standing up to surrender your life to Him.

But, if you are here, come forward. I can see that there is quiet a crowd outside there, so, I am going to count from one to fifteen.

Before I say fifteen, if you want to give your life to Jesus, come.

I am counting now

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, If you are already on the way, just keep on coming; fourteen,

Now, those of us who are already in front and those of you who are on the way, talk to the Lord; pray that the Almighty God will save your soul. Tell Him you have come to surrender your life to Him and ask Him to have mercy on you.

The rest of us please let us stretch our hands towards these people and pray for them; intercede for them for two minute that God will have mercy on them that he will save their souls that he will forgive all their sins and give them a brand new beginning.

Let us pray for them brethren.

And those of you in front talk to the Almighty God now for about a minute or two. Ask Him to be merciful unto you. Tell Him you have come to surrender your life to Him. Tell Him to please forgive all your sins and save your souls.

And let the Counselors please come and attend to the people here.

Counselors, God bless you; please come.

Please let us intercede for them for just one more minute: asking God to be merciful unto these people; forgive all their sins and wash them clean in His blood.

Pray that God will give them a brand new beginning – a brand new beginning Lord. Because if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things have passed away, all things have become new,

Hurry up those of you who are still on the way; hurry up, I am about to pray now for the salvation of this people.

Come, come quickly.

Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Saviour I thank You. I thank You for Your word and I thank You for these people that have come forward to surrendered their lives to You, Father, you promised 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; have mercy on them; save their soul; forgive all their sins; let Your blood wash them clean; write their names in the book of life; and don’t let them ever backslide. Please from now on, anytime they call on You, answer them by fire. Thank You my Father and my God.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Now, those of you in front let me hear shout hallelujah.

Okay!

I am rejoicing with you and I want to promise you that from now on by the grace of God I will be praying for you. So, I need your names, your address, and your prayer requests.

The Counselors will give you a card which I want you to feel very quickly and then return it to them.

Just fill in your name, your address and your prayer requests; and I promise you, I will be praying for you.

Now, while these people are busy filling their cards; the rest of us let us talk to God: you know the areas in which you have been failing God, ask for forgiveness; ask Him to give you another opportunity to begin to serve Him wholeheartedly like never before. Maybe you have been cheating Him – in your tithes or playing games with your offering or you have not been obeying him completely, you have not been winning souls, you have not been witnessing, you have not been studying His word the way you should, whatever it is that you have not been doing right, ask God for forgiveness and reach a new resolution that from now on you will begin to serve God wholeheartedly; that you will be hundred percent involved in the building of His kingdom.  – Just for few minutes while we are waiting for our brothers to finish filling their cards.

Before I pray for you we are going to do two things:

One: you are going to pray for me because I believe God answers the prayer of the Disciples;

And then, you are going to pray for yourself; and then, I will pray for you.

In praying for yourself, you are going to base your prayer on one question that Jesus Christ asked the Disciples before he left them.

He said, all the days I have been with you, did you lack anything?

So, when it is time for you pray, you are going to tell God: I am your disciple, I shouldn’t lack – that will be your own prayer for yourself.

In the meantime, I want you to pray for me and say: Father, like never before, give Your son the power to prosper.

Go ahead and pray.

Thank You Lord. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Almighty God will answer your prayers.

Now, you lift your voice to Him and say: Father, I am Your Disciple, dint let me lack.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

I am Your disciple, I am Your disciple O Lord, don’t let me lack. Almighty God, I am Your disciple, I am Your disciple, don’t let me lack. Your Disciples never lack, don’t let me lack. I am Your disciple Lord, I should not lack; don’t let me lack. I am Your disciple don’t let me lack, don’t let me lack. Thank You Father. Don’t let me lack Lord, I am Your disciple. I am Your disciple, don’t let me ever lack. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

AMEN

5th of August, 2016

Let us lift our hands to the Most High God.

Brethren give Him glory; give Him adoration.

Bless the King of kings; bless the Lord of lords.

Go ahead praise Him.

Let Him hear your voice.

Praise Him, praise Him.

Praise the King of kings.

Praise the Lord of lords.

Magnify His holy name.

Praise Him.

Praise Him.

He is the Almighty God.

He is the only One who can do mighty things.

Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration.

Bless His holy name.

Bless His holy name.

Thank You Father.

Thank You Lord.

In Jesus mighty name we worshipped.

Now, lift your voice to Him and say: Father, tonight, settle my case permanently.

Settle my case permanently Lord. This very night, King of glory, settle my case permanently. Thank You Lord. Please settle my case permanently. To the glory of your name settle my case. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

You are the mighty God

The Great I AM

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

 

You are the mighty God

The Great I AM

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

 

You are the mighty God

The Great I AM

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

 

You are the mighty God

The Great I AM

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

 

Father Almighty, greater than the greatest, higher than the highest, older than the oldest, wiser than the wisest, stronger than the strongest, glory be to Your holy name; please accept our worship in Jesus’ name.

Thank You for all You have done for us thus far; thank You for what You are about to do now; please accept our worship in Jesus’ name.

Tonight Father, in the life of every one of us; in the life of all those who are listening to us all over the world, do something special; settle our cases permanently. Heal our land. By the time this service is over; let every one of us sing a new song. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let somebody shout hallelujah.

Shake hands with two or three people and tell them that tonight is my night you know.

And then, you may please be seated.

I will be as brief I can tonight, because we are going to pray.

If God says, every prayer prayed during this convention is going to be answer; we will be foolish not to pray.

And so, we are going to pray intensely. Well, like somebody said, and they would be mathematical prayers – they will be precise; and the Lord is going to surprise somebody here tonight.

What is the meaning of Amen?

It simply means: so let it be.

It means, as far as your prayers are concern, consider it done.

So, tonight, considering all your prayers, in the mighty name of Jesus, consider them done.

Now, what is prayer?

Prayer simply means: a cry for help.

You have a problem; you cannot handle the problem yourself; you know somebody who can help and you cry to him for help.

In Mathew chapter 14 verse 22 to 32, when Peter saw Jesus walking on the sea and he said if it is you call me to come; and Jesus said, come.

And he jumped out of the boat and he took some steps, and then, he saw the wind boisterous, and he began to sink…

Even though he was thought by Jesus Christ how to pray: “our Father which hath in heaven; hallow be thy name; thy kingdom come…”; on that day, he did not remember any of them when he saw himself sinking.

He just made a simple statement: “Lord, help me” – that was all his prayer was.

Do I hear somebody shout to God loud and clear – God help me – that is prayer.

It means you have a problem and you go someone who can help you solve that problem.

Either because the person has the position to help you; in Luke chapter 18 verse 1 to 5 – a woman went to a Judge and said, avenge me of my adversaries; I cannot do it but you have the position to do it, help me.

Or you go to someone who has influence, he has connections and through the connections you know he can help you. In 2Kings chapter 4 verse 18 to 37 – a woman loss her son, but she knew someone who has connection with God, his name is Elisha. She ran to Elisha. At the end of the day, the problem was solved.

Or, you may go to God directly; particularly when Pastors have failed you; Evangelist have failed you; General Overseers have failed you; so, you dodged them all and go straight to God; like in Mathew 15 verse 21 to 28 – when that woman came to Jesus, and said help me my daughter is grievously vexed of the devil.

The Disciples were even telling the Lord, send her away she is too noisy. She said, I did not come to you Disciples, I have come to Jesus; and the Almighty God solved her problem.

I have told you the story before, of a lady who was barren and after something the Pastor said everyone I prayed for had conceived; what about your case?

And told the story that while she was in school, she made a mistake and became pregnant and tried to abort.

In the process, by the time they got her to the hospital, the doctor had to remove her womb for her not to die.

So the Pastor said, you mean you have no womb and you asking me to pray for children.

From that day, the Pastor began to dodge her.

The day she discover the Pastor was dodging her, she transferred her prayer not through the Pastor now but directly to God.

And one night she had a dream; she was standing naked and a huge man was coming towards her with the skin of an animal in his hands. When he got to her, he wrapped the skin round her waist and she woke. And she knew that God have giving her a new womb. That month she became pregnant.

I want you to lift your voice to God, and say: Father, I have not come to see the G.O tonight; I have come to see You, help me. And He will help you in Jesus’ name.

Don’t worry we will soon begin to pray.

Now, when you go to somebody to help you, and you know the problem is beyond you, then, whatever the person you go to ask you to do, you will do it – even if it sound foolish.

In 2Kings chapter 4 verse 1 to 7 – when that widow who was heavily in debts ran to Elisha for help; Elisha told her what to do.

What Elisha told her did not make sense: go home; borrow empty vessels; borrow not a few; shut the door on yourself and begin to pour the little oil you have; whenever each one is full, set it aside.

She did not ask, how can any pot be full from my little bottle of oil?

No no, she didn’t ask.

She went home, she did exactly what she was told and the problem was solved.

There is only one person who can help when everybody else has failed – His name is Jesus.

And He said to you, come to me all ye that labour and heavy laden and I will give you rest.

But he said, you have to take My yoke upon you – you must come under my own management.

That was while they gave the altar call not long ago; and I thank God for those of you who have surrendered your life.

If there is anyone of you left that you have not surrender your life to Jesus yet; when we are praying, don’t waste your prayer; the first thing you should do is: surrender your life to Jesus – you must come under a new management.

Now, I am going to give you a case study. I am going to use an example of someone who needed help and ran to Jesus for help and she got the answer to her prayer.

It is a story you know very well; you will find it in Mark chapter 5 from verse 25 to 34 – is the story of the woman with issue of blood.

I want you to read it on your own – it is a story you know very well.

She had this problem call the Issue of Blood; she went to Doctors, they kept transferring her from one Doctor to another. She spent all she had and instead of getting better she grew worst.

Finally, she came to Jesus and her problems were solved.

That lady prayed seven major prayers that I am going to encouraged you to pray tonight.

So, any moment from now, I am going to ask you to stand up and pray.

Because of those who might be coming for the first time; when I say stand up to pray, I am only talking to youth not the elders. The elders can seat down and pray.

If you are older than I, seat down and pray.

If you fall asleep while you are praying, it is okay; because the Bible says, the old men shall dream dreams. But if you are younger than I, you are Youth.

When I ask you to stand up to pray, you will pray.

What was the first pray that lady prayed?

She cried to God and said, please, put an end to my physical suffering.

Some of the prayer we about to pray, they are not for everyone.

If you are not suffering physically, when we are praying for an end to physical suffering, don’t join us; unless you want to pray for your friends who might be sick.

This lady was saying to God, I have tried every Doctor; I have not received any result.

But it is written, You are the God of all flesh and there is nothing too hard for you (Jeremiah 32 verse 27); so, I have come to You, the One who can do all thing and You must put an end to my physical suffering.

You remember the testimony of a woman; the Doctors told her she cannot survive but without doubt she will die.

She told her daughters, take me to the church.

They told her, it is not the day of service; she said I am not going to see any Pastor; I am going to see God, take me to the church.

They took her to the church; she said, just stand me near the pillar. She held on to the pillar, and said O God, I know You are here, You don’t travel, before I let go of this pillar let me be whole instantly.

The power of God hit her and every trace of sickness disappeared.

If there is anyone here, you have heard the testimonies, it does not matter what the Doctors may call your sickness;

Stand on your feet, cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, every kind of physical suffering in my body, end it right now.

Open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God.

Every form of physical suffering; every ache, every pain, let it disappear right now. I know You are here, I have not come to see any Pastor, I have not come to see the General Overseer, I have come to You and I know You are the Doctor of doctors, any form of physical suffering, that may be in my system, end it tonight, end it tonight, end it tonight, end it tonight. This very moment Lord, every form of sickness, whatever may be the name, it does not matter the report the doctor had given, every form of ache and pain, every form of sickness, every form of disease in my body, let it end tonight, let it end tonight. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

She prayed a second prayer because she has lost everything; she has spent all she has; and so, she came to Jesus: please put an end to my material suffering.

Brethren, I have discovered that there is a connection between poverty and sickness.

Proverbs chapter 10 verse 15 says, the destruction of the poor is their poverty. In order words, poverty can destroy.

So, when we are going to pray the next prayer, it does not refer to those of you who are rich; it has to do with those of us who believed that we need help.

In Mark chapter 10 verse 46 to 52 – when Bartimaeus was crying to Jesus Christ, and Jesus ask him to come; he said to Jesus Christ, all I want you to do for me is to remove this hardship, remove this handicap that is causing me to be a beggar.

I am believing God for some here today, this will be the last day you will ever beg.

I have told you the story before.

A young man came to see us; when you look at him, you will know he has been suffering – he looks much older than his age.

What was his story?

Some of you know it.

He has a P.hD and as hard that he tried he could not get a job.

Hunger as reduced him to something else.

He gave his life to Jesus. We prayed that God will put an end to his sufferings.

Before he got home, he got a phone call that a job is waiting for him.

He got a job; he got married; he began to have children; when you see him his face changed; everything about him became brilliant; …

Tonight, the material suffering that had reduced you to a beggar is about to end if you can stand on your feet and cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, before the end of this month, let my breakthrough come.

Open your mouth and pray.

Before the end of this month, in Your own spectacular way, let my breakthrough come; let my breakthrough come; let my breakthrough come; because I am tired of suffering Lord, I am tired of begging. I am tired of begging. Before the end of this month Lord, let my breakthrough come; let my breakthrough come; let my breakthrough come.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Number three. This lady because she had the issue of blood, was regarded, at least in the olden days, as unclean.

She could not come into the house of God; so, she had spiritual problem.

Thank You Father.

Daddy says there is someone here tonight, the Doctor told you that your lungs are not working properly; the Lord said, He will give you new one tonight.

Well! Daddy asks me to tell you a story. I know some of you don’t like stories.

It is the testimony of a man – some of you know.

A Prophet told him that he will die in a particular year, that there is no way he could see the coming year.

He said what have I done?

The prophet said, it is not the matter of what you have done – you are dying.

He said, okay, this year you said?

The prophet said yes.

And said well, can I live till December 31?

The prophet said all I know is that you are dying this year – December 31 is still part of the year.

December 31, very early in the morning, he ran to the church in Ebute-Metta; as soon as he got into the church, he said: haha! the death that will come and kill me here, I will wait and see. For several years, that man is still alive and well.

The Lord asks me to tell someone tonight, the one who told you, you are going to die, is not your God, ignore him. The fellow concerned we know.

Prayer number three. She cried to God, please solve my spiritual problems: If it is a yoke, destroy the yoke.

Isaiah chapter 10:27, says, the anointing we destroy the yoke.

And Jesus is called the Christ, the anointed One. If I can just touch the hem of you garment with all the anointing on you, I know my yoke will be destroy.

If it is a curse, break it. After all, Galatians 3:13 tells us that Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law.

I have told you before curse can do a terrible thing.

I have told you a man in our village who would have been the first Professor in our village – the most brilliant fellow around at that time – but he was cursed because he built up his mother.

The mother smote her breast, and said unless you do not suck this breast that is when you are going to prosper.

That brilliant fellow ended up a night-guard.

But there is somebody who can destroy every curse.

I am begging you, stand on your foot; cry to the Almighty God: if there is any curse still operating in my life, Father, destroy tonight; destroy tonight.

If there is a curse on my generation, please destroy tonight; destroy it tonight. Whether the curse comes through my Father line or from my mother line, destroy every curse tonight. If there is any curse left at all in my life, please break it tonight. If there is any yoke, destroy it tonight, destroy it tonight, destroy it tonight. Destroy every curse, break every yoke, solve my spiritual problems O Lord. Solve my spiritual problems; solve my spiritual problems tonight. Thank You my Father. Thank You Almighty.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Prayer number four.

This lady knew that certain forces had laid a siege on her life – this force is not allowing the flow to stop – sucking life out of her.

She knew there is a siege on her life.

And a siege is a classical technique of the devil.

John chapter 10 verse 10 says but the thief cometh not but to steal, to kill and to destroy.

The devil comes in steadily to reduce to nothing.

You know the story of Naomi in the book of Ruth – Ruth chapter 1 verse 1 to 5. When she left home, she left with her husband and her two sons.

When the devil came – took the husband; then, took the first son; then, took the second son – steadily reducing her to nothing.

That is classical example of way siege works.

But there is a God who can cause a siege to be lifted; and He can do it within twenty four hours.

In 2Kings chapter 7 verse 1 to 11 – it took less than twenty four hours to lift the siege that the king of Syrian as brought against Samarian; and that God is here today.

You heard the testimony  of a young man who said, in his father’s family, no small boy every knew his daddy because whenever the wife is pregnant with a boy before the baby boy is born, the father must die – it was a siege on that family.

And he came to a meeting like this and the word of God came that the tragedy in his father’s land had come to an end and he grabbed it.

I told you before; when he came forward to give his testimony, he showed us that his wife became pregnant, gave birth to a boy, I am still alive. He gave birth to the second child, he is a boy, I am still alive. Gave birth to a third child, he is a boy; I am still alive.

I want you to stand on your feet.

If there is any siege against my family, Father, let the siege be lifted tonight.

Open your mouth and pray.

There are some families, they never get married there; if they married, the marriage must break up because there is a siege.

There some families just when somebody is about to become somebody important, the fellow will die.

Whatever siege is upon my family O Lord, destroy tonight, destroy tonight. Let every siege in my life be lifted. Let every siege be lifted. Let every siege be lifted. Let every siege be lifted. Every siege, against me; every siege against my family, let it be lifted tonight; let it be lifted tonight. Let it be lifted tonight. Thank You Father.

In Jesus might name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please let us be seated.

Prayer number five.

Because she had the issue of blood, she couldn’t get a husband – she was lonely.

Situation is bad enough when somebody is lonely because she has not gotten a husband. But there are some people who are married who are lonely.

She came to the Lord and say: end my loneliness. After all it is written in Psalm 121 verse 5, that we have a friend who is as close to us as our shadow.

It is written in Hebrews 13 verse 5…

Thank You Father. Thank You Lord.

The Lord asks me to announce that He want to give more twins this year and that those who are interested should decide right now how they want them – Boy or Girl; or two Boys or two Girls – Mark my words.

The Lord asks me to tell someone here tonight, for years to come there will be no more condolence visit to your home.

I like this one.

Thank You Father.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said I know where what you are looking for is, He said I will direct you to it.

Daddy asks me to tell someone, He said you will understand, He said I will not let you sink.

Hebrew 13 verse 5, God promised – I will never leave you; I will never forsake you.

I am sure you know the story that a lady came to the church; came to the one of the programs like this and then I said, everybody should ask God for whatever they want.

She said to God, at the time I thought you should give me a husband; You did not do anything about it.

Now I am too old to have one, just do whatever you want to do for me; I have made up my mind that I will serve you anyway.

Some days later, somebody came, he said, thus says the Lord, you are my wife.

She said to him, better go and pray again because I am too old to have a child; and the man said praise God, you must be the one. Because I already have children, is just that my wife died, I need somebody who will help me look after those children.

They got married.

That very month she became pregnant and gave birth to a set of twins – two boys.

I want you to stand on your feet and say: my Father, settle my case tonight. Settle my case tonight.

Talk to the Almighty God

Settle my case tonight. Settle my case tonight. Just settle my case Lord. Settle my case tonight. Almighty God, settle my case tonight. Settle my case tonight. Settle my case tonight. Settle my case tonight. Thank You Father.

In Jesus might name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Prayer number six…

Thank You Father.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said very soon, it will be difficult to believe that you are once poor.

Thank You Father.

The Lord asks me to tell someone that, long before the end of this year, the evidence that the siege is over would be clear to all.

O Lord, thank You Jesus.

I will ask you to do something funny before; I am going to ask you do something funny now; because the Lord asked me to tell you to laugh.

Amen.

Amen.

Amen.

Because the Lord asked me to tell you: some people are trying to stop your laughter, I will increase your laughter.

Please be seated.

It is a pity that we have to hurry.

Prayer number six – the lady was crying to God…

Oh my God.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, the situations surround you are saying is too late for you to know joy; the Lord asks me to tell you, your joy begins tonight.

Amen.

In any case, prayer number six…

Now, I want to say amen to this one before I tell you.

Daddy says there is someone here (and I know that it must be me), He said, mark My word, what took you years to do, I will now help you to do it in weeks.

Amen.

Anyway, maybe I will just combine the other two prayers.

Her prayer number six is: end my barrenness.

When she said, end my barrenness, she was not just talking about the fact that with the issue of blood that she can never became pregnant; she was actually saying, I am tired of fruitless efforts.

Thank God the theme for next month is: No More Fruitless Efforts.

Maybe at that time we will spend the whole night praying about that.

But she prayed the seventh prayer and that prayer was: you have stopped the flow of blood; you have healed me; but take the thing a step further, make me whole so that afflictions will not occur the second time.

In the book of Nahum chapter 1 verse 9, the Bible says the Lord will make an utter end; affliction shall not rise the second time.

Please stand on your feet, (don’t let me tell story); just lift your voice to the Almighty God, from this moment onward, don’t let me know affliction again.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

No more affliction: physical, no affliction; material, no affliction; spiritual, no affliction; in any area of my life, let there be no more affliction. Let there be no more affliction. Let there be no more affliction. No more afflictions O Lord for the rest of my life. Let there be no more affliction. No more afflictions Lord. No more afflictions – none physical, none material, none spiritual. No more afflictions Lord. In my family no more afflictions; no more sorrow; no more death; no more tragedies; no more afflictions Lord. Please my Daddy let there be no more afflictions. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

I want you to pray one more prayer, and this time I want you to join hands with your neighbour…, I remember the law of harvest: whatever you wish me, God is going to return it to you hundred fold.

So pray for your neighbour and say: Father, to every prayer of this my neighbour, please say amen.

Let us go ahead and talk to the Almighty God.

To every prayer of this my neighbour, please Lord say amen; say amen O Lord; say amen O Lord. To every prayer of this Your son, please Lord, say amen; say amen; say amen. Thank You Father. Thank You Father. Say amen. Almighty God, to the prayer of this Your son say amen; say amen; say amen Lord.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

I am going to pray for you in a moment…

Haa! thank You Father.

Daddy asks me to tell someone, He said there is a major thanksgiving coming and it is because of you.

I will pray for you in a moment

The Lord says, one of you, whoever that fellow is, is planning to do something big for God; the Lord asked me to tell you, go ahead, do what you want to do, and I will show you that I AM the all sufficient God.

We have tried to pray some seven prayers but maybe we have not included your own; I give you two minute to tell God exactly what you want Him to do for you – exactly what you want Him to do for you.

Thank You Father.

Let us begin to bring our prayer to a close.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

That which you have ask God for, before this time tomorrow, you shall have it in Jesus’ name. The All Sufficient God shall grant your request in Jesus’ name. Every prayer you have prayed here tonight, in the Name of the One who is called Amen, it is done; it is done; it is done. You will testify very very soon.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Let me hear somebody shout a very big hallelujah.

Alright

So, get out your handkerchief and lift it to the Most High God.

O thank You my Father.

I am going to pray and I am going to be praying in the Spirit; because it is only the Holy Spirit who knows the way the prayer must go.

I can assure you: that piece of cloth you are lifting to the Almighty God, is not going to be the same when I finish praying.

So, you just keep on saying amen because I will be praying in the Spirit.

In the mighty name of Jesus… SPEAKING IN THE HOLY SPIRIT…

Thank You Father.

And it is done in Jesus’ name.

Lay that piece of cloth on your own head and just prophesy to yourself for just a moment – mention your name and say: Adeboye it is going to be well with you. Your case is settled now. No more sorrow. No more suffering. The siege is over. Afflictions will not arise again the second time. God has said amen to your prayers, so it is done, it is done, it is done.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

My Father and my God, I trust You because You are the unchangeable Lord; what You have done in the past, I know You will do it again. You have used our simple faith to anoint handkerchiefs like this and they have taken them all over the world, with testimonies of healings, of raising the dead, of resurrecting businesses, and some wonderful things; Father, do it again; do it again. Prove Your almightiness. Father, do it again.

Bless the offering of Your children; sanctify it; use it for Your glory. And all who have giving you this money don’t let them ever beg again; don’t let them ever know poverty again; let them have more than sufficient.

And as Your children will be going, go with them. Grant them journey mercies. Clear the road of every obstruction. Multiply Your miracles in their lives. Even before they get home, let miracles be waiting for them. And by the next time they will return here, whether tomorrow or some other time; by the next time they gathered at their viewing centers, let their joy overflow.

Thank You my Father and my God; glory be to Your holy name.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Who got the biggest miracle of tonight?

Let me hear you shout the biggest hallelujah.

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

NO MORE FRUITLESS EFFORTS

2nd of September, 2016

Thank You Father

Hallelujah

Let us lift our hands to the most High God and begin to bless His holy name.

Let us worship the Almighty God

Let us bless the King of kings and bless the Lord of lords.

Let us worship Him

(Choir please remain there)

Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration.

Praise Him.

He is worthy to be praised; He is worthy to be adored.

Magnify His holy name

Worship the King of kings and the Lord of lords.

Praise Him.

Praise Him.

Praise our healer; our provider; our supporter; our deliverer; bless the Fruitful Vine.

Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration.

He is worthy, He is worthy to be praised.

He is worthy to be adored.

We cannot bless Him enough for what He did last month.

Let us praise Him; let us praise Him

Let us give Him glory; let us give Him honour; let us give Him adoration.

Bless His holy name.

Bless His holy name.

Bless Hid holy name.

Thank You Father.

Thank You Almighty.

Glory be to Your name Lord.

Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.

I want you to lift your hands, your hearts to Him and say: Father, in all our lives, glorify Your name tonight.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

In our lives Lord, please, glorify Your name tonight. Glorify Your name tonight. In our lives Father, please, glorify Your name tonight. Thank You Father. Glorify Your name. That is all we are asking for Lord. Glorify Your name tonight. Thank Your Father. Thank You Lord. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Alpha and Omega we bless Your name. Ancient of days we adore You. The Beginning and the Ending, our Help in ages past, our Hope for years to come; thank You. Father, thank You for last month, accept our worship in Jesus’ name. Tonight in the life of all of us here and all those who are listening to us all over the world, glorify Your holy name. All we are asking is that You glorify Your holy name. Please Father, just glorify Your holy name.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Now, let somebody shout hallelujah.

Now, just shake hands with two or three people and say: happy New Year to you.

And then you may be seated.

Things are going to be different tonight; and so, I want to call forward certain people to share their testimonies before the message.

Pastor and Mrs. Soji Sogunro; Assistant Pastor Olayinka Adejumo, please come. Pastor Mrs Kikelome Ogunleye, please come. And Pastor Julie Onemiona, please come.

We will take those testimonies before we hear the message.

Please be seated.

One of the songs rendered by the choir ‘God speak a word into my life’.

I have a word from the Lord: “this is your night”. This is the night you have been waiting for.

Thank You Jesus.

Let us be seated as we listen to the testimonies.

“Let somebody shout hallelujah.

God wipe away tears of twenty-three years.

We started coming to camp regularly on monthly basis since 1999 from Ilorin.

When the Shiloh hour start we never missed any program unless we are outside the country.

Daddy minister to us directly but nothing happens.

Then, we told God, if You give us a child or not, You will continue to be our God until we see You in glory.

In 2014, we wrote a letter to Daddy. We told him, we have been coming regularly since 1999 and on monthly basis. We will close on Saturday and on Sunday we are on our way to camp again for Shiloh hour.

And Daddy replied: very soon, you will soon share your testimony.

In February 2015, we are privilege to wear Daddy’s cloth given to us by Pastor Gbadebo Lawal as prophetic mantle and that same year August 2015, my wife took in.

We want to thank the RCCG Living Spring, Philadelphia led by Pastor(Mrs.)Funmi Ogunlana.

What a lovely church when my wife was there – God will bless that church in Jesus’ name.

Here comes our testimony: Hallelujah Ogunoluwa Olajumoke Sogunro.”

 

“Let somebody shout hallelujah!

My name is Olayinka Adejumo, I am from Lagos Province 42 – the Province of uncommon favour.

I bless the name of the Lord of our father-in-the-Lord, our Daddy Adeboye because God wipe away my reproach of over 25years that I have been waiting.

When I clock 53, God remembered me.

This May 18, 2016, God give me Testimony Rereloluwa Iyanuoluwa Adejumo.

Praise the Lord.”

 

“Praise the Lord!

Thank God for my salvation.

And I thank God for our Father-in-the-Lord, Daddy Adeboye.

And I thank for our Daddy, Lagos Province 50, Pastor Ayoade.

My name is Pastor (Mrs.) Kikelomo Ogunleye, I married in 1983, and past 6years ago, there was  no mensuration.

I thank God that last year, we came for the Shiloh and they do another programme – they are doing mountain here, and I came here.

When I came for the Holy Ghost night, our Father in the Lord said, ‘some people are here that God has answer their prayer but they don’t know for now but latter they will come and give testimony.

I thank God that today, God give we me: Miracle Oluwaloye.

Praise the Lord.

Lagos Province 50,  praise the Lord.”

 

“Somebody shout hallelujah!

My name is Pastor Julie Onemiona from Province 4 for Region 10, Abuja.

In 1995, on this glorious altar, I made a vow and I am here this evening to pay the vow.

In 1995, I was 11years barren.

I came here as a barren woman.

I had gone to so many places.

They have taken me to herbalist.

There was a place they had to give me seven boiled egg to eat within one minute – I had to swallow it up.

I was taken to celestial church were they bathed me and in the middle of the night I was told to walk with my back, I must look back.

After all these, nothing happened.

A time came, my mother said since you cannot come to the witch doctor, she brought the witch doctor to my house.

And when the man came, he gave me something to insert into my virginal; that after three days I will become pregnant.

I inserted it – in fact, I went through hell.

After all, nothing happen.

I went to all the hospital, I was told I had no fallopian tubes; and so, there was no way for me to ever have a baby of my own.

In fact, my provincial pastor happened to be one of those Doctors who confirmed that I will never be able to have a child in my life.

And so, 1995 convention, Pastor Obanure, the DGO, brought me to the camp for the first time; and on Friday, the word of knowledge came through our Daddy G.O and he said “there is woman; you have been told you don’t have fallopian tubes and you will never be able to have child in your life. But God said, I should tell you that He is giving me a new fallopian tube”.

Praise the Lord.

I received it and right there I told God: God, if You honour this Your word through Daddy G.O because I have been told that the God of Daddy G.O is alive; so, if You give me a son, I will name him Samuel and when he is 20years old, I will come and return him to the Lord.

Brethren, the child born out of no fallopian tube was 20years in June, and I have come to return him to the Lord.

Somebody, praise the Lord.

The woman with no fallopian tube has come with a boy 20years after – PRAISE THE LORD!”

 

I think you should be on your feet.

I think you should praise this God – this God of miracles; this God of signs; this God of wonders; this Almighty God; this God who can do anything; this Ancient of days; this Unchangeable changer; this God who lives forever.

Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration.

Bless Him.

Bless Him

Bless Him.

Bless Him.

He is worthy, He is worthy, He is worthy to be praised; He is worthy to be honour.

He is worthy, He is worthy.

O thank You my Father.

Thank You my Lord.

Thank You Jesus

Glory be to Your holy name.

Glory be to Your holy name.

Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.

What a mighty God we serve

(hallelujah)

What a mighty God we serve

(hallelujah)

Heaven and earth adore Him

Even, Angels bow before Him

What a mighty God we serve.

 

(We are serving Him)

What a mighty God we serve

(hallelujah)

What a mighty God we serve

(hallelujah)

Heaven and earth adore Him

Even, Angels bow before Him

What a mighty God we serve.

 

(Is a mighty God)

What a mighty God we serve

(hallelujah)

What a mighty God we serve

(hallelujah)

Heaven and earth adore Him

Even, Angels bow before Him

What a mighty God we serve.

 

Father we just want to bless Your name.

We want to bless Your name.

Father we want to bless Your name.

Please, accept our worship in Jesus’ name.

Your word says, faith comes by hearing and hearing by Your word.

Your word says they overcome by devil by blood of the Lamb and by the word of testimonies.

Because of the testimonies we have heard tonight, my Father and my God, the faith to move mountains, release unto Your children.

And if there is anyone here who have been held captive by forces of darkness, that word of testimonies that we have heard Lord, let it bring about deliverance tonight.

Before by the time we leave here Lord God Almighty, let everyone of us sing a new song.

Thank You my Father and my God.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let somebody shout hallelujah.

Tell your neighbour, I know this is my night.

And then, you may be seated please.

I am excited tonight.

I am sure you will guess why.

Even if I don’t preach any sermon, how many of us believe that God will do your own.

Barrenness of 25years; barrenness of 33years; even the woman without fallopian tube – I already saw the boy; the boy, is young strong man, almost as tall as myself.

The Doctor said there is no way, but thank God, I have a God who says I am the Way.

He will open a door for you tonight.

I am excited because the man who brought the first message has already preached my sermon.

When I heard Luke chapter 5 verse 1 to 7, I said O my God.

God does not want me to preach tonight; because that is my text.

And then he began to explain: what is fruitfulness?

Fruitfulness is this…;

I said, how did this fellow get my note?

Tell the fellow next to you – whether you believe it or not, tonight is my night.

Luke chapter 5 verse 1 to 7

1. And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,

2. And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

3. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.

4. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

5. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.

6. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.

7. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.

That kind of blessing that would need people to help you carry them will come your way today in Jesus’ name.

God loves fruitfulness.

His first commandment to man in Genesis chapter 1 from verse 27 to 28; after He blessed them, He said, be fruitful and multiply.

That was the first commandment of God to man.

God loves children.

Somebody said Daddy G.O, I can see that you love children.

I said like father like son.

My Father loves children; that is why I love them.

The happiest moment during convention for me is when they brought forward those thousands of children – brought forward by those people who used to be barren.

I love children and God loves them.

He loves them because He said they are His own.

Psalm 127 verse 3 says children are the heritage of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is His reward.

He loves them.

As a matter of fact in Mark chapter 10 verse 13 to 15, He said, let them come to me; forbid them not; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

You do no become like a child! You are not going to heaven.

And the reason He loved children so much is illustrated in Mathew 21 verse 15 to 16, He said, out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise.

Children know how to praise God; you don’t have to beg them.

It is you elders that have problems praising God.

It is you who think of your position when it comes to praising God and you cannot dance – you hardly move – Children don’t care.

I look forward visiting the children during the convention.

When I visited them last August and I saw almost half a million of them; you could imagine the thrill that went through me and I am sure through my Father in heaven.

When we say let somebody shout hallelujah, and you can hear the shout of those little children.

They don’t care who is looking.

Let somebody shout hallelujah.

You see, Psalm chapter 50 verse 23, He said, who so offereth praise, glorifies Me.

God says, if you offer praise, You give Me glory.

God loves children because they glorify Him.

He hates fruitlessness.

He does not want to see barrenness in any form;

So, if you think you hate barrenness, God hate it more. He hates fruitlessness

Even in a tree – ordinary tree.

When He sees a tree that is not bearing fruit, He says cut it down

Luke chapter 13 verse 6 to 9, He says, why is the tree growing and not producing fruits; it is just cumbering the ground; cut it down.

 God hates abortion; God hates miscarriage; whether in human beings or even in animals.

Exodus 23 verse 26, He said, none will cast their young, nobody will miscarry.

And I am saying to somebody here today, if you have been miscarrying, no more from tonight onward.

Philippians chapter 1 verse 6 says, once He begins a good work, He will complete it.

Every one of you that has been considered barren, you are taking-in this month and there will be no miscarriage; there will be no still birth.

The only time God allows barrenness is as a punishment.

So, I want you to get ready, the sermon tonight, is going to be like the sermons of the convention which will be in two parts: I will make altar call even before we continue.

In 2Samuel chapter 6 verse 20 to 23, the only woman we hear about in the Bible who died barren was Micah, the wife of David.

Why?

Because David was praising God; was dancing, was jumping up and down; he forgot he was king; he just was praising God so much so his belly came out from under his agbada.

And then he got home and the wife looked at him: what kind of king is your won! What kind of majesty!

Look at the way you are dancing like a common man.

David said, I am dancing for the One who make me king; I am dancing for the One who took the kingdom from your father and gave it to me; and he said, woman, you have not seen anything yet, I will praise Him more than ever before.

Is there somebody here who will praise God?

Let somebody shout hallelujah.

And God heard in heaven.

He said to David later on.

He said, David, there will always be somebody to seat on your throne because of the way you have praised Me.

As for that woman who said why are you praising Me?

He said, she will never have a child.

She died barren.

Why?

Because the Bible says, like mother like daughter.

Why, if the mother won’t praise God, the children won’t praise God either.

So, God says, there is no praise coming from this direction, so, let me shut the door there.

Remember David said, I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Why don’t you lift your eyes to the Almighty God and promise Him – I will bless You at all time; Your praise shall continually be in my mouth.

There was another time He allowed barrenness as a punishment.

It is a story you can read about in Genesis chapter 29 verse 31.

A man ended up with two wives.

He wants to marry Rachael; they played him a trick, they gave him Leah and he was disappointed.

It was not Leah’s fault and so at the end of the day, the man hated Leah and loved Rachael.

God said no, you cannot do this.

So, He said to the one that who was hated, He said you just keep on producing children. The one he said he loved, He said, I shut the door.

But thank God, He is a merciful God.

Because the Bible tells me, out of His great mercy in Genesis chapter 30 verse 22 to 24, He remembered Rachael.

God will remember somebody here today.

And the Bible says, thou would arise and have mercy on Zion for the time to favour her, yea, the set time has come (that is Psalm 102 verse 13).

That is why before we continue…, this is an unusual night; extra ordinary night; the presence of God here tonight is different.

The best prayer a sinner can pray is Lord, have mercy on me (Luke chapter 18 verse 10 to 14)

Two people went to the church to pray:

One was telling God all he had done: I pay my tithe, I give my offering, I pray, I fast…

God said, what is it that you have done for Me that I didn’t do for you.

What did you give Me that you did not get from Me.

But there was a man there who said, God, just have mercy on me – miserable offender.

God said, alright; I will grant your request.

Before I proceed any further because we are about to get into some serious situations now.

If you have not yet surrendered your life to Jesus Christ, run forward now. Come and ask God for mercy. Let Him save your soul out of His mercy so that He can hear all other prayers that you may want to pray.

I am going to count from one to twelve because I can see some of you far away; but before twelve, come and stand before me if you want to surrender your life to Jesus so that He can save your soul, out of His mercy wipe away your sins and give you a brand new beginning.

I am counting now.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, thank you those of you who are clapping, your hands will be carrying beautiful children; eight, nine, ten, eleven,… thank you those of who are clapping

Now, those of you who are still on the way, come on quickly.

Those of you who are already in front, talk to the Almighty. Tell Him I have come to surrender my life to You; I want You to save my soul; I want You to forgive all my sins; I will serve You for the rest of my life; please, let Your blood wash away all my sins today

And the rest of us, let us stretch our hands towards these people and intercede for them that the Almighty Saviour, the One who saved our souls would save their own souls also tonight and give them a brand new beginning.

And please Counselors, could you kindly come over and attend to these people in a moment so that we can finish on time.

Counselors, please, come.

Let us intercede for these people that the Almighty Saviour will save their souls tonight.

Pray for them that the blood of Jesus Christ that cleanses from all sin will wipe away all their sins, that they would have a brand new beginning from today; that the Almighty God will have mercy on each and every one of them.

Pray for them brethren.

And those of you who are already at the front, talk to Jesus: just say, have mercy on me Lord; save my soul; forgive all my sins; just have mercy, have mercy on me Lord and I will serve You for the rest of my life. Have mercy, have mercy Lord. Have mercy Lord. Have mercy on me O Lord, have mercy and I will serve You for the rest of my life. Please have mercy, have mercy Lord, have mercy Lord. Thank You Father.

Counselors, can we move a little faster. God bless you.

Thank You Saviour. Thank You King of glory.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Saviour i just want to bless Your holy name. I want to thank You because You are so full of mercy. You said anyone who will come unto You, You will no wise cast out. These people have come to You now Father, please, receive them in Jesus’ name. Let Your blood wash away their sins in Jesus’ name. This very moment, those who are here and those who are standing all over the world surrendering to You, receive them in Jesus’ name. Save their souls, write their names in the book of life. Give them a brand new beginning. And from now on, any time they call on You, please answer them in Jesus’ name. Thank You my Father and my God.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Praise the Lord.

Now, those of you who are in front, I want to rejoice with you, because by the grace of God from now I will be praying for you. So, I need your names, your address and your prayer request.

The Counselor will give you card which you will fill very quickly.

And those of you who are listening all over the world, you have surrendered your life to Jesus, please get in contact with us as soon as possible with your names, your address and your prayer request.

I promise you by the grace of God, we will continue to pray for you.

The rest of us why we are waiting for these our new brothers and sisters to quickly finish filling their cards, I want you to begin to thank God in advance for what He is about to do in your life tonight. Because this is a night you are not going to forget for the rest of your life.

So, let us spend about three or four minutes praising God now on your own.

If you want, you can sing to Him.

If you want, you can clap to Him

If you want, you can even dance

If you like, you can just keep on worshipping Him in your own way…, Just for about three to four minutes.

Let us do that very quickly.

Thank You Father.

Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we worshipped.

In the mighty name of Jesus, you will have something to praise God about.

Let us be seated if you are standing.

How do I know that from tonight onward there will be no more fruitless effort in your life.

I have several reasons why I am sure.

I will just mention a few.

Number one: I know that from tonight onward, you will corporate with God.

The fruitless effort of Peter ended because he chose to corporate with God.

When Jesus entered into his boat, he welcomed Him in.

Why Jesus was preaching in his boat, he did not leave Him there and just go away, he stayed with Him.

Psalm 23 verse 6 says, surely goodness and mercy shall follow me, all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

I am confident that many of us here tonight shall make up our minds, we have nowhere else to go, Jesus is our last bus stop.

I thank God for the testimony we heard.

The first one says, we have been trusting God for all these 33years, we never missed any Holy Ghost service; we never missed any Shiloh hour; it got to a stage, they took a decision, God, whether You give us a child or not, You will be our God.

It was at that stage they wrote, Lord Himself give them a reply that they will soon testify.

In the Name that is above every other name, by this time next year, all of you who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb, you will testify

Because when God is on your side, it is impossible for you to fail. That was why I said we should sing the hymn that we sang very gently, very gently.

It said, You are the Fruitful Vine; (one of the verses said) You are the Fruitful Vine and I am depending on You, I rely on You; You will supply the strength from within that will make me fruitful.

You abide with Jesus Christ; He will supply whatever is missing so that you can become fruitful; not only fruitful biologically, but fruitful in every facet of life.

You see, when we talk about barrenness, we are not just talking about the fruit of the womb alone.

Anyone who keeps failing examination is mentally barren.

I used to be in the academic world, when there is a lecturer who is not publishing papers in journals and without publications there will be no promotion – we also says, he is academically barren.

Somebody is considered barren if he is working and there is nothing to show for it.

Some of you had been labouring now, you have been in the same job for more than thirty years; there is nothing to show for it – that is going to change tonight in Jesus’ name.

Because you will corporate with God, financially you can become fruitful the moment you begin to corporate with God – Corporate with God.

I have told you the story before, of a time I visited Kenneth Hagin camp meeting in Tulsa 1979 and it was offering time and a man came further and say, please I want to talk to the people; he called his wife and they stood together; and they gave them permission.

He said please brethren, everything all of you contribute tonight is what me and my wife will contribute.

There were seventeen thousands all of us there.

He said whatever all of us give that is what he alone will give, and we thought this man is in trouble. Because we wanted to get him into trouble we gave more than we wanted to give.

At the end he said they should count everything, he counted – 3.5million dollars.

We said ehen! You are in trouble now.

The man, add and said brethren, is that all you can do?

Haha! I said this man knows something that I don’t know.

I said, I must see this man and find out what is his secret – what is he talking about?

I finished, I went to him, Sir, what is your secret? What is happening?

He said, I know what I am doing.

He said, I used to be a failure, then, I started a business with five hundred dollars and I made a covenant with God: I told God, every profit I make, instead of giving You ten percent, I will give you ninety percent and I will keep ten percent.

He said within five years, five hundred dollar has become 50 million.

I said, I see!

That change my life; because many at times we see the glory we don’t know the story.

I am not at the level of ninety percent yet but I am going.

I want you to stand on your feet, you are going to pray a prayer with all your heart tonight and say: Father, I will corporate with You, make me very fruitful.

Open your mouth and pray.

I will corporate You, O yes Lord, I will corporate with You, make me very fruitful; make me very fruitful; make me very fruitful; make me very fruitful. I will corporate with You, Lord, I don’t know about others but I will corporate with You, kindly make me very fruitful, very very fruitful. Physically, materially, spiritually, make me very very fruitful. I will corporate with You. I will corporate with You. From now on, more than ever before, I will corporate with You, just make me very fruitful. Yes, Lord, that is what I will do, I will corporate with You. I will corporate with You fully, Father, make me very very fruitful. Make me very very fruitful. Make me very very fruitful. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Number two: you will obey Him to the latter.

Peter said, I have fished all night I caught nothing…

Incidentally, I have given that word to some of you before: there are some of us who think fishing should only be done at night, the Almighty God said, there is nothing wrong with fishing during the day.

I am sure you understand the proverb.

Nobody said that husband and wife should fish at night; they can fish early in the morning.

Almighty God is ready to supply all your needs anytime.

Glory be to God.

But Peter said, “at thy word”, because You have spoken, I will take Your word.

Many at times when the word of God comes on occasion like this, it does not make sense even to me who hears from Him.

I mean when God said, there was someone in the crowd who had no fallopian tube and the Doctor said there is no way she could ever be pregnant but God said, I will give you a new fallopian tube…;

Listen brethren, I am a Scientist, you don’t get Ph.D in Mathematics without knowing a little bit of science.

It does not make sense, it does not make scientific sense for a woman without fallopian tube to have a child but when God speaks, what is science?

When God speaks, who is the Doctor?

And God had already spoken to somebody here tonight, He said, it does not matter what the situation may be like, this is your night.

You see, when God speaks, many at times I almost tremble before I can repeat what He had said.

It does not make sense, there is no science that can explain when He said to somebody, there is someone there who said, I wish I were taller now you have already grown taller.

Hey!

How do you grow during a service – how do you grow taller?

That is God!

That is God!

That is God!

And that God that I serve, He is saying to somebody here tonight, very soon you share your testimony.

When God speaks…

Thank You Daddy.

There is a word coming to somebody but I will remind you or maybe I need to remind you of story of someone.

We are having Holy Ghost service in London and there is this Lady who came from America to attend; she came to visit her younger ones and they said there is Holy Ghost service going on, she said I will go with you 

She has been barren all her life – she had already passed the age of child bearing, no more mensuration; just like you heard in the testimony tonight.

And the word of God just came and says, there is some one here, passed the age of child bearing, God said, I Am going to reduce your age by ten years.

And the woman said, haa! that is me and told the siblings, hey, don’t call me aunty any more, I am younger than some of you now – Taken God at His word.

Shortly after that, the Lord says there is someone here, they said you will never have a child, get ready for your baby.

She said, I know this meeting was called because of me.

Nine months later, she was showing us her baby.

The Lord asks me to tell somebody here tonight, He said I will reduce your age and then make you fruitful.

If you are the one, let me hear you shout hallelujah.

Just let us learn to take Him at His word.

You see, that is one of the reasons why God loves children; they don’t reason like you do.

They believe; it is easy for them to trust God.

That is why my prayer for myself always: God, please don’t let me get so educated, so advanced in knowledge that I cannot behave like a baby when I am with you.

How old are we brethren?

The oldest fellow here is less than a hundred.

When you are hundred years old, you are still a baby in the hand of God – you are baby in the hand of the One who was here before the mountains were brought forth.

You are a baby in the hand of the One who has no beginning, who has no end.

You are a baby in the hand of the Ancient of days.

You are baby in the hand of the Almighty God.

Why don’t you say Father, I believe you.

If you will just take Him at His word – take Him at His word; and then obey Him

Obey Him.

He has asked me to do a lot of things, humanly speaking sound to me very foolish, I just obey.

You remember the time he asked me to dance round those who are having back ache.

Dance round them!

What for?

I did.

By the time I finish dancing, foolishly before some people, every one of them has been healed.

Why don’t you just obey Him; take Him at His word, take Him at His word.

My Father in the Lord, said to one woman in Ilorin some years ago.

He went to visit the church in Ilorin and the woman came and said Daddy, please pray for me, I am barren.

Baba did not bother to pray.

He just said to her, what kind of baby do you want? Go and buy the dress.

She went to the market, bought the dress, brought it back home; relatives said, this thing has gone into her brain.

Nine months later, somebody was wearing that dress.

Take Him at His word.

I am going to ask you to pray a prayer now; stand on your feet and say: Father, I promise You, I will obey, please make me fruitful.

Open your mouth and cry unto Him.

Make me fruitful. Make me fruitful. Make me fruitful Lord. I will obey You in all things; everything You ask me to do, I will do it. You ask me to witness, I will witness. You ask me to pray, I will pray. You ask me to sing, I will sing. You ask me to study Your word, I will study Your word. Everything You ask me to do, I will do; I will obey. Father, make me fruitful. Make me fruitful. I will obey You; I will obey You to the latter, I will obey You. Almighty God, I will obey, I will obey. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Please be seated.

Number three: why I am sure that fruitlessness is ending in your life tonight is that: you are going to enter into a covenant with God.

In Luke chapter 5 verse 11, Peter became a permanent partner of Jesus Christ

He forsook Paul and followed Him.

In 1Samuel chapter I from verse 9 to 20, Hannah entered into a covenant with God – give me a son and you can have him.

God was looking for a prophet; Hannah was looking for a son

Hannah said, let us become partners: give me a son then you can have Him.

When you make up your mind that you are going to be a covenant partner of the most High God, in every area of life, you will suddenly begin to become fruitful – fruitful biologically; fruitful mentally; fruitful spiritually; fruitful in all areas; in all areas; fruitful mentally

And I can tell stories upon stories of people who made up their mind, I want to be a partner with God and God will say alright let us show you.

I told you a story of a fellow who came to me and said, Daddy, I want to be one of the three people who will be sponsoring the convention, just pray for me.

And I looked at him, a very young man; well, if that is your covenant with God, fine; let us pray.

We prayed.

The following week, he came running: Daddy, I say I want to be partner with God and they sacked me in my place of work.

I said, congratulations.

How can you be congratulating me?

I said, are you going to sponsor the convention on your salary? – Salary that is less than one thousand naira a month.

I said, God has heard your prayer, so, He has to shut one door to open another.

I pray for somebody here tonight, the kind of door that you don’t even know they are there, may God open them unto you.

Within a year, he came back to say, I don’t know maybe this is enough to form one-third but at least this is something.

I remind how I use to think I was cleaver before I gave my life to Jesus; and then I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ and I was doing my Master degree then and my supervisor travelled and gave me some problems to solve why he was away.

By the time he came, when he saw what I have done, he wants to surrender everything to God; it takes over your brain, it takes over everything.

My supervisor went through, he said, no, no, Enoch, I know you are a Christian now

I said, yes sir.

He said, I know you will tell me the truth.

I said, yes sir

He said, you are not the only one who did this work?

I said, no sir.

He said, I know you will tell the truth.

He said who helped you?

Because he was an India, he does not believe in Christ.

If I said Jesus, he is going to laugh at me.

I said, Professor Emmanuel.

After all, He is name shall be called Emmanuel.

My secret came out when he said, of which department?

I prayed for somebody here today, because you are going to enter into a covenant with God, everything you touch will prosper.

Let me go a step further; I just filled the auction of the Holy Spirit here today in a mighty manner.

That kind of success that people will ask you, how do you do it, shall soon be your portion.

Maybe you should pray a prayer straight away and say: Father, make me Your partner so that I will never fail again.

Go ahead, open your mouth; talk to the Almighty God.

Just make me Your partner Lord so that I will never, never, fail again. Make me Your partner Lord; make me Your partner so that I will never, never, fail again. Make me Your partner Almighty God so that I will never, never fail again.  Make me, make me Your partner Lord so that there will be no more fruitlessness in my life. No more fruitless efforts, just make me Your partner. Make me Your partner. Make me Your partner. Make me Your partner. Thank You Father. Glory be to Your holy name.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Please be seated.

Oh! Thank You my Lord.

Number one: The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, right now when they want to describe you, they call you the Barren one; He asked me to tell you, very soon your middle name will be Mama Sam

I think this one must be my own.

Because God says there is someone here tonight, very soon you are going to get a new nick name and that nickname is going to be BABA OLOWO

For those of you listening all over the world, who does not know the meaning of baba olowo – it simply means ‘the extra wealthy man’.

I think that is going to be my own in Jesus’ name.

Oh thank You Father.

If you are not in the habit of writing down prophecies, please, either you write this one down or you memorize it; because it is going to happen so soon.

The Lord says there is some here tonight (and I know it must be me), He said there is someone here tonight, I am going to give you one breakthrough that will cancel all your failures.

So, why do I know that fruitlessness is going to end in your life?

Maybe one or two more reasons; because I know God is already working:

Number four: Is that God Himself will decree your fruitfulness.

God decreed to Peter, ‘cast your nets for a big haul’.

God had already decreed that two boats will be full of fish even before Peter cast the nets.

You know, many at times when we preached on this passage, we blame Peter; because God asked him to cast nets and he cast only one.

If he cast one and two boats were full and sinking! What will have happened if he cast all the nets?

He would probably have finished all the fish available there.

See, when God decrees, when God speaks, it is done.

The One who said, let there be light and there was light.

He is the One who said, be fruitful – that is a decree.

In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, I decree tonight, be fruitful.

The One who spoke to the waters in Genesis chapter 1 verse 20 to 22, who said, let the water bring forth plenteously.

And all of a sudden, mighty fish wales, catfish, tilapia; all manners of animals filled the ocean.

The same One is also the One who said, multiply.

In order words, He is not asking you to have just only one child – He said, multiply.

Don’t let anybody deceived you; the plan of God for your life is not to manage.

He said, I have come that you may have life and (have it how?) more abundantly.

I know there are some people who are listening now, it is most likely in the newspaper by Sunday, somebody is going to criticized what I have just said.

That is no problem; they are doing what they are created to do.

But I decree in the Name that is above every other name, you will not die poor. No, no, you are not going to die poor.

Let us be seated.

Well, they said, why are you talking to people about prospering in life? You should focus your attention on preparing them for heaven.

Haa! I am doing that.

I never preached a sermon without talking about holiness – I am preparing you for heaven.

But if the Almighty God says, there is a mansion waiting for me in heaven, at least I should have a flat here – I should have a flat here.

If He says there is Manson waiting for me in heaven built with gold, why should I die a tenant here – why?

When the same God who is seating in heaven, His leg is here on earth; if He is going to prepare a mansion for me in heaven, He will give me a house here on earth

In the Name that is above every other name, you will not die tenant.

And those who don’t like it will attend your house warming ceremony.

I like a friend of mine who said once, way back in 1975 or something; when some people were complaining: there are too many cars in Lagos that is why there is traffic jam.

He said what are you saying, I have not bought my yet.

Under the auction of the Holy Spirit that is here tonight, you will never borrow again. And if you are owing anybody, in the Name that is above every other name, God will help you pay up your debt.

Now, when God speaks, it is done.

And when He decrees: when He decrees your fruitfulness, nobody can stop it.

In Genesis chapter 18 verse 9 to 14: when He said to Abraham, tell Sarah your wife, she is going to have a son, and Sarah said, what are you talking about.

Oh thank You Father.

Daddy says, (and I like this), Daddy say, laughter can begin as an individual laughter, and then become a family laughter, and then become a town laughter. He asked me to tell someone, your laughter will become a national laughter.

Alright

Thank You Father.

I am trying to be a gentle man but the anointing on me tonight…, I fill like jumping down there to come and…

Oh thank You Almighty God. Thank You Father.

Daddy says, for those of you who have already made up your mind that you will become His covenant partners, He said, I will give you fresh anointing for easy success.

You know there are two ways of succeeding: you work hard and then you will succeed – you will sweat and then you succeed.

But there is an anointing that causes you to succeed effortlessly. An anointing that you just do a little and you get much – that is the anointing God is releasing on you right now.

So, like I was saying, when God said to Abraham, tell Sarah, she is going to have a son, and Sarah began to laugh; but the laughter did not stop God because God had decreed – God had decreed.

When God decrees, your doubt won’t stop Him.

In 2Kings chapter 4 verse 8 to 17: when Elisha said to the Shunammite woman: woman you are going to have a baby.

She said, man of God, don’t deceived me – that was what she said.

But when God had decreed, either He said it directly Himself or He says it through His servant, is settled – forever O Lord Your word is settled.

You know testimony of a husband and wife, the two of them came to us, they asked for prayers and I just felt led: alright, how do you want your baby?

And the husband jumped and said a boy; the wife said, a girl.

I said, okay.

How about a set of twins?

Less than a year later, they stood here on this altar – the husband was carrying the boy, and the wife was carrying the daughter – because the decree has gone out.

I am going to ask you to pray a prayer now, (I am about to end); I want you to think very well before you pray because opportunity like tonight comes only once in a life time.

Biologically, how do you want your children?

Mentally, how far do you want to go academically?

Career wise, how high do you want to go?

Spiritually, how mighty do you want to become for God?

So, you are going to tell God, I am going to give you two to three minutes to tell God, explained to Him what you want and then I am going to use the authority He has given me to do a decree.

Go ahead. Stand on your feet and tell God. Tell God what you want. Tell Him. If you are trusting God for the fruit of the womb, tell Him: you want a boy; you want a girl; you want a set of twins; you want triplets; you want four at a go – tell Him. You want to become the richest man in Africa, go on, tell Him, don’t be afraid; He is God, He is not man. You want to raise the dead for Him as a man of God, go ahead, He has done it before, He will do it again. Don’t limit Him, go ahead. Tell Him. Tell Him. Tell Him. Tell Him. O thank You my Father. Thank You Father. Thank You Lord.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Now, lift your hands to the most High God as I pray.

My Father and my God, I want to bless Your holy name. When You called me, You assured me that You will not let Your word fall to the ground in my mouth; and I thank You for Your faithfulness. I thank You for Your presence here tonight. I thank You for the auction of the Holy Spirit upon me tonight. So, in Your name I decree concerning everyone listening to me right now, you will never fail again. In every area of life, you will be among the best. In your career, you will reach the top. If there is ever any miracle that God can do for any man, He will do it for you. The Almighty God will perform wonders through you. This very night, in all your families, He will terminate barrenness. He will give you wonderful children, and your children will be greater than you. You will never fail again. Very very soon, your joy will begin to overflow.

So shall it be. For so, I have decreed it in Jesus mighty name.

Amen.

If you receive that let me hear you shout a big hallelujah.

God bless you, you may be seated.

Oh thank You Father.

Tonight, because of the heavy presence of the Almighty God, we are going to lay hands on everyone.

And those who are coming to lay hands on you are going to tell you loud and clear just one sentence: ‘Be fruitful in Jesus’ name’.

As they lay hands on you and they made that pronouncement, physically you will become fruitful; mentally you will become fruitful; financially you will become fruitful; spiritually you will become fruitful; and in the service of God you will become fruitful.

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

VESSELS UNTO HONOUR

7th of October, 2016

Halleluiah

Let us lift up our hands to the Almighty God and just worship Him.

Give him glory; give Him honour, give Him adoration.

He is worthy; He is worthy to be praised.

Yes, go ahead, worship Him.

Worship Him.

Yes, give Him the glory; give Him the glory; give Him the honour, give Him the adoration.

Go ahead worship Him.

He is worthy.

He is worthy.

Lord we bless Your holy name.

Blessed, blessed, blessed be Your name.

Thank You Lord.

Thank You Father.

Yes, thank You Father.

Thank You Lord

We thank You Lord

We thank You Lord

 

Thank You Lord

We thank You Lord

We thank You Lord.

 

Thank You Lord

We thank You Lord

We thank You Lord.

 

Thank You Lord

I thank You Lord

I thank You Lord.

 

Thank You Lord

I thank You Lord

I thank You Lord.

 

Thank You Lord

I thank You Lord

I thank You Lord.

 

Almighty God we thank You. Ancient of days we bless Your name. The Father of all fathers, the One who have been before the mountains were brought forth; in whose eyes we are but children, we worship You, we give You glory; we give You honour, we give You adoration – Father accept our worship in Jesus’ name.

Thank You for the wonderful testimonies. Thank You because You will never put your own people to shame. Thank You because You still answer prayers. Please accept our worship in Jesus’ name.

Father, we commit all the youth – all the Young Adults, those who are here and those who are listening to us all over the world in all the various viewing centers, we commit them into Your hands, bless them, protect them, promote them, let them be greater than their parents; make them mighty vessels unto honour; use them for Your glory; use them to win the world to Yourself.

Father, we prayer tonight that You will save souls; You will heal the sick; You will set the captives free.

In all the nations that have been battered by one hurricane or the other, please at this difficult moment visit them, support them, strengthen them, comfort them.

And once again father we cry unto You, have mercy on Nigeria. Father, please remember Your promise that before this year ends, things will begin to improve; Father, fulfill Your promise in Jesus’ name.

Thank You Almighty God.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let somebody shout halleluiah.

Well, let us be seated.

Our brothers have already done a lot of work.

I will be brief but within this short period of time (about an hour or so), as usual, I am going to be calling on you to pray.

They have defined for us…, most of them read from 2Timothy chapter 2 from verse 19 to 22.

So, maybe I don’t need to bother reading to you again since they have read it to you again and again.

Maybe I need to highlight verse 19 there.

Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”

There are those who will tell you that: once you are born again, you have nothing more to do to get to heaven. That is not true.

This passage says, if you are naming the name of the Lord, you have an assignment… what is that first assignment?

Depart from iniquity!

You cannot say because you are born again, you will continue in sin. If you continue in sin, you will go to hell…

Let me assure you, there are a lot of preachers who are not going to heaven; but I will see you in heaven.

I did not hear your amen.

…because you are going to face your own responsibility and depart from iniquity

Then, He says, but in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

And then He says, If a man therefore purge himself (who is to purge man? I cannot hear you) ….

 “If a man purges himself”! You have responsibilities my sons and daughters

Thank God for the grace that saved us.

Oh! It is by grace we are saved; but after we have been saved, washed clean in the blood of the Lamb, we are not to just seat down and fold our arms and continue to live a careless life and expect to be in heaven – it is not true.

The Almighty God expects you to demonstrate the appreciation from His grace by departing from iniquity; by purging yourself of things that are contrary to His will.

Now, these wonderful children have defined vessels.

Somebody gave us a dictionary definition to vessel.

He gave us definition from marine point of view.

He gave us definition from biological point of view.

I was even waiting for him to give us a definition from engineering point of view; etcetera, etcetera.

Wonderful children

But, briefly, a vessel is just an object that transfers a product or products from the source to the final destination.

For example, 2Chronicles chapter 2, you can read it from verse 1 to 16 (2Chronicles 2 verse 1 to 16); when Solomon wanted to build a house of God, the king of Tyre said to him (in verse 16 there), he said, we will cut wood out of Lebanon, and send it to there in floats by sea to Joppa; then, you will get men to carry the wood from Joppa to Jerusalem.

The wood was in Lebanon; the wood was need in Jerusalem; some men cut the wood down in Lebanon; they send it by floats to Joppa – the Floats were the vessels; and some men carry the wool from Joppa to Jerusalem – men can also be vessels.

There are two kinds of vessels mentioned:

·         Vessels unto honour, and

·         Vessels unto dishonour

Let us talk in practical sense of the world; in every house we have all these vessels.

One of the vessels for example that we find in every house is a dust-bin – it is a vessel, but a vessel unto dishonour: it is a vessels that carries the refuse from the house to dunghill or to wherever you are going to deal with it.

And that one should tell you one thing straight away –“you must not be a dust-bin”.

Because several years ago, we had a house-help: it does not matter who ate, whatever is left over, she will help you consume.

So, my children, and you know children can be funny, the children named her Dustbin.

What is a dustbin?

A dustbin is that which is always receiving – always receiving, never giving.

Tell your neighbour, don’t be a dustbin.

And then, of course, we can look at other kind of vessels: you have cutleries; you have drinking cup; you have forks; and so on and so forth.

A fork is a vessel unto honour – it picks the food from the plate and transfers it to the mouth where the food is needed.

A cup is a vessel unto honour – it takes the water or the tea from where it is produced and takes it to the mouth where it will be send down into the stomach.

Now, they said, in the great house, there are many vessels, that tells you one thing straight away: many are called but few are chosen.

Matthew 22 verse 14, many are called (we are many here), but when it comes to vessels unto honour, may you be counted among them in Jesus’ name.

And then to be chosen in the text, they said the priority is cleanliness – the vessel must be clean.

Thank God the blood of Jesus cleanses from all sins 1John chapter 1 verse 7.

But the passages tell us that the cleanliness they are talking about must be beyond the ordinary; a man must purge himself – to purge means to cleanse within.

Whatever is inside that should not be there, must be vomited out – that is the meaning of purge.

In other words, the vessels that the Master is going to use will not only be clean on the outside, it must be clean inside also.

Clean inside; clean outside – it is cleanliness beyond ordinary: clean in words, clean in thoughts not just clean in deeds because it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks -Absolutely clean.

The Bible says in Ephesians chapter 5 verse 27 that Christ is coming back for a church without spot, without wrinkle, with blemish; completely clean. And He said, ready for good works; ready for good works.

A vessel is an object that serves, it does not serve himself, he serves the Master.

When you go to through all the vessels, you will find that they all at one time or the other served.

Samuel served Eli.

Moses served Jethro.

Joshua served Moses.

Elisha served Elijah.

David served King Saul.

Philip served as a Deacon, serving tables.

One major characters of a vessel unto honour is that it must have a servant spirit.

The greatest vessel unto honour of all is the Lord Jesus Christ, and He said, I have not come to be served but to serve.

A vessel unto honour must serve.

So, if you want to be a vessel unto honour and you don’t want to be a servant, you don’t want to serve, you are far from being one.

Now, let me quickly then go unto, the benefits of being a vessel unto honour; because my children have covered almost all the grounds and some of them mentioned some of these benefits; so, I just want to highlight them; just emphasized some of them; and to help us to pray.

If you consider the table is set, the Master is seated, the vessels unto honour are on the table: the cup, the knife, the forks; but of course you know we are talking about human beings like one of our boys pointed out, because that passages said “if a man purge himself”, so, the vessels unto honour we are talking about is a human being; the Master we are referring to is the Almighty God.

The table is set; the vessels unto honour are there on the table, what is the first thing – what is the first benefit of being a vessel unto honour?

The number one benefit is that the vessel unto honour hears the conversation of the Master.

He is seating down there quietly on the table; is a cup or a plate or a knife and the Master is seating down – maybe He is talking to the Angel or …, and he is hearing.

Vessels unto honour do hear the words of the Master.

Exodus 3 for example, verse 1 to 8 (Exodus 3 verse 1 to 8), long before Israel knew what was happening, God has spoken to Moses: Moses, I have seen the suffering of my people, I Am about to do something concerning it.

In Joshua chapter 1 verse 1 to 8, Joshua was alone when God was speaking to him: Joshua, the work that Moses did not finish, you are the one who will finish it.

1Kings chapter 18 verse 1, when there had been no rain for years, God spoke to Elijah and said, alright now, I Am about to send rain to the earth.

2Kings chapter 7 verse 1 to 11, situations were horrible in Samaria: women were already eating their children; God spoke to Elisha and said, alright, within twenty-four hours the tide will turn.

And I believe that is a message for Nigeria in Jesus’ name.

At the point is that God is always speaking, it is only vessels unto honour who can hear Him. Because when He speaks, He speaks in small still voice.

I remembered the first time I attended a fellowship meeting at the University of Lagos: we have been worshiping God, everything was going fine and then all of a sudden everything became silent and then, one brother began to prophesy –‘thus saith the Lord…’ and he went on and on

And I notched the man who took me there; I said when did God say that?

I say I didn’t hear anything.

He said, shut up, God is speaking.

God was speaking, one man was hearing; and I was there I wasn’t hearing anything at all.

Vessels unto honour, they hear from God.

Bible says, God would not do a thing without telling His servant, the Prophet.

I pray that God will open your ears and you will begin to hear from Him.

One of my son, he is here tonight, and I am happy that he is here, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, he is here with us.

Way back in 1979, December 24, 2:00pm in the afternoon, God spoke to him and gave him a word of prophesy for me and he wrote it down – he just wrote it down as God told him – and he brought it to me.

1979, you know how young he must be then, so, those of you who are young-adults; I think he was in his twenties, because he is only 60 now.

Then, he brought it to me.

As soon as I saw it, I knew it is from God.

As soon as I read through, I knew this is from God.

So, I sat down, I broke it down into piece. As a mathematician I love to analyze.

And I saw in that message that he brought to me twenty-eight promises of God for my future.

Do you know that today, out of the twenty-eight; twenty-seven out them had been fulfilled.

That was what I am talking about when I say hearing from God.

So, I am not talking about those prophets who will stand up and say, hey, thus saith the Lord, it will rain tomorrow.

Haa! it is raining season.

I don’t have to be a prophet if I look into the sky and I see the cloud, I know rain is coming.

I am talking about hearing deep secrets of God.

I give you another example.

Some years ago, there were two people contesting to be president of Nigeria: Abiola and Tofa; and we held a meeting – we held a meeting of Pentecostal Preachers somewhere in Lagos; and they were all saying: now we have two Muslims contesting; which of the two are we going to vote for?

Finally, they turn to me, you are not saying anything?

I said, well, I want to hear from you the elders.

They said okay, what is it that you have to say?

I said, neither of them will be President.

They looked at me; what kind of prophecy is that!

I mean when you throw a coin up, it has to be either head or tail – there are only two of them – one must be…; but I heard from God.

And I have heard from God tonight that it is going to be well with somebody here.

Thank You Father.

Thank You Father.

The Lord ask me to tell somebody here, He said before the end of the year, you will know that I have not forgotten you.

So, I want you to stand on your feet; you are going to pray a prayer now; lift your voice to Him and say: Father, I will be a vessel unto honour, please open my ears.

Open my ears O Lord; open my ears; I want to be hearing from You; I want to be hearing from You. Open my ears Lord so that I can be hearing from You. Open my ears Lord so that I can be hearing from You.  Open my ears, open my ears. I will be a vessel unto honour Lord, just please open my ears so that I too can hear from You. Open my ears Lord.  Open my ears. Open my ears so that I can be hearing from You, I too want to be hearing from You; so that nobody will be able to deceive me; no fake prophet will be able to deceive me. Open my ears Lord, I will also be a vessel unto honour, I want to be hearing from You; I want to be hearing from You. Open my ears Daddy, I will be a vessel unto honour, I will be a vessel unto honour. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please let us be seated.

The second benefit of being a vessel unto honour is that every vessel unto honour will from time to time feel the Master touch.

If the Master is going to drink water from the cup, He has to carry the cup before He can drink from it – the touch of the Master.

And you know from scripture that whenever God touches anything at all, a miracle will happen.

When He touched five loaves of bread and two fish – what happen? – Tremendous multiplication.

When He touches the incurable; the incurable will became cured.

Mathew chapter 8 verse 1 to 4, the Leper came unto Him and say, I know You can make clean if You are willing.

He touched him and became completely whole.

In Mathew 8 verse 14 to 15, the Bible said, Jesus came into Peter’s house and saw the mother-in-law sick of fever, the moment He touched her, she was completely heal.

And then, see what happen, as soon as she was healed, she began to minister to Jesus Christ – vessel unto honour.

Probably, one of the major reasons why some people have not been healed is that God is wondering; If I heal you, of what use will it be?

May be if you make up your mind tonight that God from now on, I will serve You; your healing we come, because He will touch you and He does not need the hand of human been to do it.

Even while you are seating down there, He can come and touch you.

I have shared my testimony with you before.

Before I became born again, I had malaria every two two weeks – it was regular; and it was very very painful to me because I was a sport man.

So, when I became born again, my first cry to Him is, God, heal me and I will serve You; and He heal me immediately; and I am talking about more than forty years now.

I have had two challenge of also since then but it has nothing to do with fever.

I never had fever since I prayed that prayer: ‘heal me and I will serve you’; and He healed me; and today by the grace of God at seventy-four, I am as strong as I was at forty.

You don’t believe me, ask those young men who try to go on a walk with.

Usually they will wait for; I say, when you are returning, I will be waiting here for you.

On the average, I do eight kilometers a day – that is on the average.

When I have real opportunity to really stretch out, I can go sixteen kilometer; I can go more – at seventy-four, that is not bad.

I want you stand on your feet and say: Father, touch me today and just make me completely whole.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

I will be a vessel unto honour, touch me Lord. Touch me, touch me today. Touch me and make me completely whole. Everything that is not of God in me, flush it out. Every ache, every pain, just make me completely whole. Touch me O Lord. Touch me Lord and make me completely whole. Touch me and make me completely, completely whole. Touch me and make me completely whole. Touch me Father and make me completely whole. Thank You Father. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus mighty name.

Please be seated.

When I was 60years old, one of my daughters who is an Optician said daddy by now come into my office let me test your eyes so that I can give you glasses.

I smiled.

Please don’t misunderstand me; there is nothing wrong with using glasses.

I am sure God knew in advance that some people will need glasses; that is why He position two ears to carry the glasses.

He knew in advance, so, there is nothing wrong in using glasses, don’t misunderstand me; all I am saying is that: when I say touch me, way back in 1970-something, He did not just touch me to heal me of malaria; He touched my entire body.

That is why by the grace of God, I am seventy-four and I am still reading without glasses; and I am going to be like this till I see Him in glory.

He will touch you tonight.

Let me hear your amen loud and clear.

Thank You Father.

How I wish I am younger; because Daddy says, one of the greatest sons of Africa will be conceived this month.

I heard the testimony of that sister, she said, haa! just when God restore my menses, they ask my husband to come to the village, to come and bury…

She said, what kind of joke is this.

She said, husband, come back joor

After that prophesy, if I were younger, I would have said to my wife, how now?

Let somebody shout hallelujah.

Oh, thank You Father.

The Lord said Joseph had just one breakthrough that fulfills all his dreams. He said there is someone here tonight; He is going to give you one breakthrough that will fulfill all your dreams.

Now, let me continue.

I said,

One) a vessel unto honour hears the voice of the Master.

Two) a vessel unto honour feels the touch of the Master.

Do you know that some of the vessels unto honour even touch the mouth of the Master – they get a kiss from the Master

In Numbers chapter 12 verse 6 to verse, God said, if there is any prophet among you, I may talk to him in dreams and visions of the night; He said but my servant Moses is not like that, I talk to him mouth to mouth.

You will say what are you saying Daddy?

 Are you saying it is possible for man to kiss God?

I don’t want to go to too much detail now.

I have told you before that there are testimonies that are I don’t even have to share.

Because if I share them, you won’t believe me anyway; so, let us just forget that.

But, a Kiss is a show of exceptional love.

In John chapter 13 verse 21 to 26; the Bible says, the disciples were with the Lord during the last super…

Oh thank You Father.

Daddy ask me to tell someone, He said, relax; I Am the Almighty God I will take care of you.

Well! The boys have done the preaching; a day will come, (I have told you before) a day will come, the boys will do the preaching and I will just come: prophecy once or twice; pray for you and we will go home.

Maybe God is getting us ready for that time.

Because the Lord asks me to tell someone here, He said, the pain is gone; and it won’t return in the mighty name of Jesus.

Now, in John 13 verses 21 to 26, the Lord was eating with His disciples and Jesus said one of you will betray me; and they were all asking which of us? which of us?

There were 12 of them with the Lord; but even among them, they knew that yes we are all close to Him but somebody is closer than others.

Peter beckon to John and said, ask Him.

If he won’t tell anybody else, He will tell you.

Exceptional Love!

Well, Jesus said, don’t let me mention the name of the fellow.

I will take a bit of bread, put it in the stew and I will put it in the traitor’s mouth.

The Lord was seating with twelve of His disciples and Himself; and just one, there were talking in codes – exceptional love.

I know if I say God loves me more than you, you will retaliate and say, no sir, He loves me more than you.

No problem, don’t let us argue; but God knows who are His favorites.

How many favorites of God are here?

Well, let your hallelujah show that you are a favorite of God.           

And I will tell you are story. This one is easy to believe – there are some that are difficult to believe.

I went to Canada for the first time in my life way back in 1970-something to attend world conference of Applied Mathematicians.

And then during our break time one evening, they took us to Government farm to go and show us how big their cows are and so on.

And then, they did a barbeque for us; and the farm was beautiful.

The weather was fairly nice.

The sun was shining but it was still a bit cold.

And I took my food and I walk into the field.

The field was green and I wanted to seat down and just enjoy a quiet time.

And there was this white man who had been there when I gave my own paper, when I presented my paper; and he followed me.

So, when I got there, I bend down and I touched the grass I wanted to seat.

But it was very cold.

Haa! so, I quickly change my mind about seating down.

And this white man turned to me and said you want to seat?

I said yes but the grass is cold.

And he removed his jacket, spread it on the floor and said, seat down.

I said, no sir.

And I heard God speak, my son, seat down – you are a son of the Most High.

White man! Removed his jacket! Spread it on the floor! For a black man to seat on! and God was watching while that was happening!

God loves somebody more than other people.

Stand on your feet, lift your voice to Him and say: Father, make me Your favorite.

Open your mouth and cry unto Him.

Make me Your favorite; I want You to love me with an exceptional love. Make me Your favorite. Make me Your favorite. Make me Your favorite Lord, I will love to feel Your kiss; I will love to enjoy your exceptional love; I don’t just want to be an ordinary vessel unto honour, I want to be Your favorite O Lord; I want to be Your favorite; I want You to treat me special; I want You to treat me special, special Lord, special Lord. I want You to treat me as special, I want to be Your favorite. Thank You my Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Now, the forth thing about a vessel unto honour (the benefits) is special protection.

Like one of my boy mention that one.

You see, even in my own little family, I have my own plate that is reserved for me.

I have my own drinking cup; I have my knife; I have my fork.

I can eat with anything but nobody can eat with my own.

Special protection – not anybody can just come and grab my fork, and grab my knife…; eh en! this is for daddy.

I pray that from tonight onwards, the devil will know, this fellow is for God.

The elders have a saying.

They said, the reason you don’t toil with the albino is because he is consider special to the deity.

That is the rough translation I can give it in English.

In Yoruba, they said, ‘o wo orisa ni a ‘nbu fun afin’ .

When you see an albino, you will say hey hey…

Witches don’t touch albino because they said this on belongs to the deity.

I pray that from today onward, demons will see you and say, this one belong to God.

Special protection!

I will just give you one more example quickly because of time.

2Kings chapter 6 verse 8 to 17; a King sent an army to go and arrest Elisha – a whole army to arrest just one man – vessels are different from vessels.

And when the servant of the man of God woke up in the morning and came out and saw that they were surrounded by an army.

He came back and said my master what shall we do? We are in trouble.

The master said, relax men; those who are with us are more than those who are with them.

The young boy said sir; maybe you don’t know what I am talking about.

They are only two of us, it does not matter the way I do the counting, either: one, two or two, one; just two of us; outside there, there is an army.

The man of God said, God please open his eyes.

And when God opened his eye; he saw that Elisha was surrounded by horses and chariots of fire.

He could go out there and say: you want to fight, come.

I am praying for all of you will become a vessel unto honour that horses of fire, chariots of fire will surround you.

Special protection

I just returned from the US where we went to hold some Holy Ghost service – and am I sure they are all listening to me now.

And I heard a testimony: we finished in one town, we are going to the other town.

And where we are holding the Holy Ghost service in the second town; they brought the testimony of what happen in the first town.

One of the boys who was at the Holy Ghost service there, travelled shortly after that in a bus –they were going to play in another town.

And they got to a place where they got down to rest and so.

And then, by the time they were to go back to the bus, somebody had gone to seat where he was seating beside the driver.

So, he came in and said haha, why are you taking my seat, go back to your seat.

That one said, don’t bother me, this is where I am going to seat.

And if you know boys, they can fight over something like that.

But this boy is my boy.

He knows is father is a gentle man; so, rather than fight, he picked his bag and went to go and seat at the back.

Few minutes later, the bus had an accident; and the driver and the boy who took his seat, died instantly – Special protection.

When you are a vessel unto honour; when God see danger coming, He will relocate you.

Stand on your feet.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, keep me save forever.

Open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God.

Special protection; special security; for those who are vessels unto honour. Special, special, special protection; special security, Father, just keep me save forever. I will be a vessel unto honour; that is what I want to be. I want to be a vessel unto honour. I want to serve you all the days of my life. I want to be a vessel unto honour. Thank You Father. Keep me save. Relocate me so that evil will not be able to touch me; just move me out of the way of trouble. Lord, move me out of the way of trouble. I will be a vessel unto honour. I will serve you all the days of my life. Thank You forever. Blessed be Your holy name. Thank You Lord.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

I am about to round up now.

And the fifth thing (which I am sure of the boys also mentioned) because of this special protection, the vessel unto honour get divine preservation.

Because not just anything can touch a vessel unto honour; a vessel unto honour is preserved.

Deuteronomy 34 verse 7 says that even at the age of one hundred and twenty, Moses was still vigorously alive – even at one hundred and twenty.

Joshua 14 verse 6 to 13, the Bible tells us that at eighty-five, Caleb was still saying to Joshua, give me this mountain – that is preservation – at eighty five, he was still strong.

2Kings chapter 2 verse 9 to 12, Elijah even did not taste death because he such a valuable vessel unto honour in God’s hand.

God just sent His chariot to take him home – Preservation.

Many of you know papa, Papa Oke Owo.

I met him shortly after he became born again; he came to see me here at the camp.

He said son, I am going to be eighty-four in two weeks’ time; and I met a prophet forty years ago who told me everything that will happen to me in detail.

How many house I will built; what job I will do to prosper; etcetera

But then, he told me that at the age of eighty-four I will die.

Everything he said have come to pass.

So, I am going to be eighty-four in two weeks’ time; I have come to this holy ground; I want to finish it here; I just want you to pray for me to prepare me for heaven.

I laughed.

I said, sir, you are born again now?

He said yes.

Are you ready to serve God?

He said of course, I have committed my life to serving Him.

I said then you are not going to die.

He said, haha! You don’t know this prophet.

He said this prophet really knew what he was talking about.

I said, Papa, by the grace of God, there is a greater prophet here.

You are ready to serve my God, He will preserve you.

That was when he was going to be eighty-four.

When Papa was almost a hundred, he send for me and said, I have done enough, I want to go now, release me.

Preservation

If God knows that you are determined to be vessel unto honour; you have determined to serve Him with all you have, with all you are, with your influence, with your connection, with everything, He will preserve you.

Vessels unto honour don’t die before their time.

Stand on your feet and cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, I will be a vessel unto honour, preserve me, preserve me; preserve me.

Open your mouth and talk to the Almighty God.

Preserve me O Lord. Preserve me. Preserve me. O yes Father, preserve me. Preserve, I will be a vessel unto honour; I will be a vessel unto honour, preserve me Lord. Keep death away from me. Keep sickness away from me. Preserve me O Lord, keep accident away from me. Preserve my Father and my God. I will be a vessel unto honour, preserve me my Father and my God. Preserve me; preserve me; preserve me. I will be a vessel unto honour, preserve me. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated; let me conclude.

Thank You Father.

The Lord says there is someone here, as the message has been going on, you are contemplating doing something for God. He asked me to tell you that you should go ahead and do it and I will reward you seven fold.

Thank You Father.

Let me say amen to this before I tell you because the Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, as the season is changing, new doors will begin to open unto you.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said between now and December, He is going to give you five major breakthroughs and He said the purpose is for the work of His kingdom – so, He is going to share it with you fifty-fifty as you go along (take note of that, that is important)

Now, …

Hallelujah

Listen to this very carefully; I know is for someone very special to God.

The Almighty God says, I have reversed the irreversible before, and I am going to do it again specifically for you.

I want to conclude and He is speaking, what can I do

The Lord says, Elisha was a vessel unto honour, he woke up one morning and he was an object of mockery, his colleagues were mocking him: do you know your master is going today?

Daddy son; daddy son; do you know that that is going to end today.

But before the day was over, all those who are mocking him are bowing down before him.

The Lord asks me to tell someone, your day of rejoicing is at hand.

Now, let us conclude.

Like we said at the very beginning, the number one qualification of a vessel unto honour is that it must be clean – clean inside; clean outside.

Clean! Absolutely clean!

So, if you are here and you are not yet born again, you cannot be a vessel unto honour, covered in sin.

You cannot be a backslider and be a vessel unto honour, it is not going to happen; God does not use dirty things.

And I have shared this story with you, with some of you before.

There is this young lady at the University of Lagos who had been praying: God use me; use me for your glory. Lord used me. I want to be used to heal the sick, to cast out demons. I want to be used…; and the God did not say a word.

Then, one day the girl was feeling highly pressed, she wanted to use the toilet.

And at that time for one reason or the other, there was acute water shortage at the campus; so, all the toilets were piled up (if you know what I mean).

And she was pressed and wanted to use the toilet.

She opened the first one; oh God! she close the door.

Second one – it was worst – quickly close the door.

Finally, she left the toilet.

And then God spoke to her, my daughter, haa, yes Lord.

I thought you want to use the toilet?

Yes Lord.

Why are you not using the toilet?

O! it is too dirty Lord.

And the Lord said, I too want to use you, but you are too dirty.

If you want to give your life to Jesus Christ, come now.

There is power in the blood to wash you clean.

The blood of Jesus cleanses from all sin.

I am going to count from one (some of you are very far away), from one to fifteen.

Before I say fifteen make sure you are already standing before me.

You cannot be used if you are still in sin.

So, if you want to be clean, so that you can become a vessel unto honour; come quickly now as I am counting.

One, two…, and as you come begin to pray; begin to cry to the Almighty God; say, I am coming for salvation, I want you to wash me clean; I want to free from all my sins, so that I can become a vessel unto honour.

Three…; thank you for those vessels unto honour who are clapping for Jesus. Keep clapping; He will keep on using your hands for His glory.

Four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen…

Those of you who are already in from talk to the Almighty; ask Him to have mercy on you; ask Him to forgive all your sin.

Tell Him I have come to surrender my life to You, I want to be clean so that I can become a vessel unto honour.

The rest of you who are on the way, hurry up and continue to pray even as you come.

Please the rest of us let us stretch forth our hands towards these our brothers and sisters and intercede for them, that the One who saved our soul will save their own souls also.

Let us pray for them.

Let us pray that the Almighty God will wash them clean and save their souls completely, completely; completely. And let the counselors come quickly, there are quiet a crowd here, so, come and meet them here.

Let us intercede for them brethren and pray that every one of them would receive genuine salvation today. That the blood of Jesus Christ that cleanses from all sins we wash them clean, absolutely clean tonight.

Pray for them.

And one or two of you might still be one the way – come; come and be save. Thank You Father. Hurry up those of you who are still on the way. I will wait ten seconds more for you and then I will pray. Just make sure you get here before I finish praying.

Thank You Father. Thank You Saviour.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Saviour I want to bless Your name; I want to give You all glory and honour for Your word that has gone forth too night, please accept our thanks in Jesus’ name. Father, please remember your promise that whosoever will come unto You, You will in no wise cast out, these people have come to You now Father, receive them in Jesus’ name. Please save their souls tonight. Let You blood wash away their sins. Please write their names in the Book of Life. And from now on Father, let them serve You alone; don’t let them go back into sin; and anytime they cry unto You from now please answer them by fire.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Those of you in front let me hear you shout hallelujah.

Congratulations, I am rejoicing with you because from now by the grace of God I will be praying for you.

So, I am going to need your names, your address and your prayer request.

The counselors will give you some cards now which I want you to fill very quickly, so that you will return it back to them; and I promise you I will be praying for you.

Glory be to God.

Now, we have present here with us tonight the entire Legal team of the Redeemed Christian Church of God – the Lawyers in our Legal team – they are all here from all over the country; and I will want them to come to the altar and I will pray for them.

Let all the members of our legal team begin to come to the altar now.

Let us give the Lord a big round over applause for Lawyers who are vessels unto honour – a vessel unto honour in God’s hand.

Thank You Father.

Thank You Father

Brethren, will you kindly rise on your feet and stretch hands towards these vessels unto honour and just wish them well; pray for them. They are the one serving God true the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Legal matter; please pray for them that they will succeed; pray for them that they won’t fail. Pray for them that God will keep them secure; that He protect them from all evil; that He will preserve them; that the Almighty God who is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him who reward them much more than any human being can do. Pray for them. Pray that all their needs will be met. Pray that this day will mark a turning point for their better – for their profession; in their family, everything that has to do with them. Pray that they will never lack. Pray that they will be healthy; they will be strong; that God will keep evil far away from them.

Please intercede for them.

For just one more minute, intercede for all of them.

Thank You Father.

Glory be to God.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Father, I just want to bless Your holy name; I want to bless Your holy name for making me a Blessed man. Look at sons and daughters who are Lawyers; who are quietly lifting up our hands in their own ways; serving you Lord God Almighty so that we will suffer no harm; I thank You on their behalf; I thank You on my own behalf; thank You on behalf of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, I say Father, accept our thanks in Jesus’ name.

Father, I joined my voice to the voices of all the members of the congregation and I say concerning anyone of you here in the Legal department, it shall be well with you. Receive anointing for success. You will never know failure again; you won’t know sorrow; you will not know disappointment. You will excel. My Father will promote you. He will protect you. He will keep evil far away from you. There will only be shout of joy coming from your home and you will serve God till the end. Everything you need to make your joy full, receive it right now. Even before the end of this month, in all your home, there will be shout of joy. And in the kingdom of God you will not be missing. So shall it be.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen

Praise the Lord.

God bless you gentlemen and lenient ladies.

It will be well with you.

Keep the flag flying and God will continue to protect you and bless you.

Let me hear you shout a big hallelujah.

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

HELPERS OF DESTINY

4th of November, 2016

Let us lift our hands to the Most High and bless His holy name.

Let us worship the King of kings, the Lord of lords; the Ancient of days.

Let us give Him glory.

Bless His holy name.

Give Him glory, give Him honour. Thank You Father.

Thank You Almighty.

You are worthy to be praised.

You are worthy worthy worthy to be adored.

There is no one like You.

Blessed be Your holy name.

Blessed be Your holy name.

Thank You Daddy.

Thank You Ancient of days.

Thank You Father.

We bless

Thank You Daddy.

We worship You.

You are worthy of our praise; You worthy of honour; You are worthy of adoration.

We give You glory.

Thank You Ancient of days.

Be glorified forever.

Thank You.

In Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.

Let us lift our voices to Him and say: Father, before this year ends, let all my problems be forgotten.

Let us talk to the Almighty God.

Please Father, before the end of this year, let all my problem be forgotten; gone and forgotten, all my problems; let them be gone and forgotten O Lord.

O yes Lord, every one of my problems, before the end of this year, let them be gone and forgotten; gone and forgotten O Lord.

Thank You Father. Thank You. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Please, let us join our hands together and lift your voice to the Almighty and say: Father, whatever my neighbour needs tonight, give it unto him please.

Let us go ahead and talk to the Lord.

Whatever miracle my neighbour needs, let him have it tonight. Whatever miracle he needs; no matter how big, let him have it tonight. O yes Lord.  Whatever miracles my neighbour needs, let him have it tonight, let him have it tonight. Thank You Father. Thank You Jesus.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

You are worthy O Lord you are worthy

You are worthy to be glorified

You are worthy O Lord you are worthy

You are worthy to be glorified.

(halleluyah)

 

You are worthy O Lord you are worthy

You are worthy to be glorified

You are worthy my Lord you are worthy

You are worthy to be glorified.

(halleluyah)

 

You are worthy Saviour you are worthy

You are worthy to be glorified

You are worthy my Lord you are worthy

You are worthy to be glorified.

 

Angels are singing

You are worthy O Lord

(hallelujah)

You are worthy O Lord

 

 

Angels are singing tonight

You are worthy O Lord

(hallelujah)

You are worthy O Lord

 

And we are singing Jesus

You are worthy O Lord

(hallelujah)

You are worthy O Lord

 

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

 

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

(hallelujah)

 

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

 

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

 

Ancient of days, You are worthy.

Alpha and Omega, You are worthy.

The Beginning and the Ending, You are worthy.

The Helper of the helpless, You are worthy.

Please accept our worship in Jesus’ name.

Tonight, everyone in need of a miracle; those who are here and all those who are at the various viewing centers all over the world, Father, please, give them their miracle.

This very night, surprise every one of us. Please do more than we hope for. And at the end of it all, let Your name be glorified.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let someone shout hallelujah.

Shake hand with two or three people, and tell them, God will send help to you tonight.

And then, you may please be seated.

Alright!

If you believe it is going to be well with you tonight, say amen loud and clear.

And those of you in the old arena, even though I cannot see you, God can see and He will grant your request also in Jesus’ name.

And those of you in all the viewing centers, across the nation and across the world,you request will be granted tonight in Jesus’ name.

Isaiah chapter 41 from verse 10 to 13 (Isaiah 41 verse 10 to 13) – it is one of the passages in the Bible written specially for me; because God is talking to me when He says,

Vs10: ‘fear thou not, for I Am with thee. Be not dismayed, for I Am thy God. I will strengthen thee; yea I will help thee; yea I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness.

Vs11: Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with the shall perish.

Vs12: Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find then, even them that contented with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.

Vs13: For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, fear not; I will help thee.

Helpers of Destiny

What is Destiny?

I think I told you in May that destiny simply means, ‘a plan of God for your life’ – the purpose for which He created you.

God never create anyone without a purpose.

Jeremiah chapter 1 verses 4 and 5, God said, before I formed thee, I knew thee; While you are in your mother’s womb, I have already set you apart for Myself.

God is a Master planner. He is an Architect. Before He builds at all, He draws the plan.

So, before He created you, He had a plan.

In Romans chapter 9 verse 17, He said, Pharaoh, the reason I created you is to demonstrate my power in you. the reason I raise you up to become a great king is that when I drown you, then, people will know that I Am the King of kings.

In Luke chapter 1 verse 13 to 17: before John the Baptist was conceive at all, God said, he shall be great.

Before he was conceived, God said, my plan for this boy is that he shall be great.

Believe it or not, there is someone here today, your destiny is to be great.

You are not in the world by accident – no no – God has a purpose and that purpose is called your Destiny.

Now, different thing can happen to a man’s destiny.

When the architect draws a plan for a house, and they begin to build the house; there can be alterations according to the will of the owner of the house.

Now, Psalm 33 verse 11 says, the counsel of the Lord shall stand.

However, the Bible teaches that God is sovereign.

Psalm 115 verse 3 said, our God is in the heavens, He does has He pleases.

There is a proverb that says: the man who made the pencil also made the eraser.

God is in the heaven, He does has He pleases.

So, there is the sovereignty of God; and then, there is the free-will of man – man can decide what he want and what he does not want.

The combination of these two can affect the destiny of a man.

In Ezekiel 33 verse 13 to 16, God said, if I say to the righteous, thou shall live, and then the righteous begin to sin, God says, he will die.

Righteousness or no righteousness, if you continue to sin after I say you will live, he will die.

And God said, if I say to the wicked, you are going to die and the wicked repent, and seizes to sin, and restitute his ways, God said, he will live.

The sovereignty of God; the free-will of man, can affect destiny.

As a matter of fact, several things could happen to the destiny of man.

Destiny can be aborted.

A woman can become pregnant and the pregnancy can fall.

In Genesis chapter 4 verse 1 to 8; there was a young man called Abel who started very well to do the will of God; his brother killed him.

So, we never discover what exactly Abel could have become.

His destiny was aborted.

In 1Samuel chapter 15 from verse 22 to 28, Saul the first king in Israel; his family was to be a royal family forever; he disobeyed God and his destiny was aborted.

In Acts chapter 1 verse 15 to 20, the Bible spoke concerning Judas Iscariot, he said, his bishoprick let somebody else take.

I pray for every one of you here today, your destiny shall not be aborted.

Number two) Destiny can be destroyed – Just destroyed.

A good example is found in 1Samuel 31 verse 6.

When king Saul died, all his sons died with him the same day including Jonathan.

Jonathan had already reach an agreement with David; he said, the way things are going, I don’t think my father will remain king; but David you are going to be the king and I will be your assistance.

But because of the sin of his father; the destiny of Jonathan was destroyed.

Whatever is in your family line that can destroy your destiny, I rebuked it today in Jesus’ name.

Destiny can be truncated. Okay! Cut short

In 1Samuel chapter 2 verse 30, God said to Eli; He said, I said indeed that you and your father’s house shall be priest forever. He said I said it.

I announced it to you because that is My plan for you and your entire family forever.

But God said, now I say, be far from me.

God said, the plan I had for your family, I am tearing it.

In fact, if you read that passage further down, God said, instead of his children becoming priest, they will be coming to priest to beg for bread.

Whatever is going to cause the destiny of your family to be truncated, I cancel it today in Jesus’ name.

Destiny can be redeemed.

To be redeemed means, you lost it and you got it back.

Somebody helped you to buy it back.

Mark chapter 5 verse 1 to 20 tells us a story that you all know too well.

A mad man of Gadarene who became an evangelist for Satan; because he was so mad, everyone knew about is madness.

But when he came in contact with Jesus Christ; the original plan of God that this man will be an evangelist for Him was redeemed.

Occasionally you find someone – a young man or a young woman – who everybody thought he was going to become great suddenly began to mix with wrong friends; and going forward, he begins to go backward.

When such people come in contact with Jesus Christ, the Redeemer, He will redeem the destiny.

If your destiny has been stolen, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, it shall be redeemed tonight.

Destiny can be restored.

A very good example is found in Daniel chapter 4 – you can read the whole chapter.

It is a story you know; it about a king called Nebuchadnezzar – he offended God and the king became an animal for seven years.

After seven years, this God who is full of mercy restored him completely.

All the seven years that he was mad, eaten grass like an animal, God preserved his throne – nobody took his throne. Nobody said well, since there is no king let me become king.

God kept the destiny; after seven years, God restored the destiny.

I have good news for someone, the goal that God has for you, you will begin to approach it from today.

Destiny can be reversed.

It can be reversed positively.

There is a story of a young man called Levi.

In Genesis 49 from verse 1 to 7 when his father wanted to die, he placed a curse on him – he said, he will become scattered.

But somehow, in Numbers chapter 3 from verse 5 to 13, the one that the father said, he will be scattered, the Almighty God said no, I want him near me.

The Almighty God reserve the right to do whatever He pleases.

A destiny that has been cursed, God said, I cancel the curse; I draw this boy near.

If there is a curse that has been disturbing your destiny, from whatever source, in the Name that is above every other name, I cancel that curse tonight.

And then, destiny can be helped (which is where we are actually going tonight).

It is just that I want the sermon to be in two part.

I want the sermon to be in two part – the introduction and then, the real business.

Destiny can be helped; and just one classical example will do.

In 2Kings chapter 5 from verse 1 to 14; we have the story of a man called Naaman; he was destined to die a leper.

Oh! He succeeded in everything but his destiny is that his joy will never be full because every time he remembers his leprosy, every joy he may have will vanish.

I pray tonight, whatever is not allowing your joy to be full, before the sun rises tomorrow, it will be gone.

Now, God send helpers of destiny to Naaman and there were many of them.

God sent a maid; and it was not an ordinary maid; this was a slave girl captured in battle. Actually that girl was an enemy.

So, when God want to help your destiny, He can use your enemy.

And then, it was this girl who spoke to the wife of Naaman; the wife heard and told her husband.

So, when God want to help your destiny, He can use a relative.

And Naaman went to the king and… (the king, according to verse 1, he is a friend of Naaman) and the king took action.

So, when God want to help your destiny, He can use a friend.

The matter got to the attention of Elisha.

When God want to help your destiny, He can use a man of God.

The man of God sent his servant to Naaman, go and wash.

The man got angry, but his servant came to him – haha! My master, be careful;

When God want to help your destiny, He can use servants.

The servant of Elisha and servant of Naaman, they all contributed to his destiny.

And of course, behind of all of this was God Himself.

But do you know that in the entire story of Naaman…; (this is very crucial because that is going to determine the end of section one), …the one who helped the destiny of Naaman most, was Naaman himself.

Go and wash.

I am not going to wash.

The servant says, hey, please master, do what they say.

And he said, I will do it.

God is ready to help your destiny (I am going to explain that later on)

He can use your enemy

He can use your relatives

He can use your friends

He can use a man of God (and that is why I am here tonight)

He can use servants

He Himself is ready

But the question is: WILL YOU HELP YOUR OWN DESTINY?

There is a saying that ‘heaven help those who help themselves’.

If Naaman had refused to come down and wash, the efforts of the maid would have been nothing.

The effort of his wife – zero.

The effort of the king – nothing.

The effort of Elisha – zero.

The effort of the servant – nothing.

Will you help your own destiny tonight?

That is the big question.

I will tell you a story and then I will make my altar call for tonight.

And those of you who are viewing from various viewing centers all over the world, I want you to know this is a moment of destiny.

I have told the story before.

A king in one of our towns wanted to celebrate several things and he invited me to come and preach at the thanksgiving service.

And then, he invited all his high chiefs to come.

Now, these high chiefs belong to several occults and the second in command to him was the leader of all the cults.

As we are about to begin the service, the high chiefs were coming; the usher saw them how they are dressed in the regalia of devil and they ran to me and said Sir, are will going to allow this people into the church?

I said, of course.

Put them on the front roll; where it will be easy for Jesus to reach them.

And I change my sermon

I was going to talk on ‘O that man should praise the Lord’

I changed the sermon to ‘the Confrontation on Mount Carmel’

And I challenge them.

I told them, I came here with my wife and my son.

My car number is so so so

If you think you are powerful, use all your powers, to make one of my tires go flat.

If you do that, I will worship your god.

If you cannot do that, you must worship my God.

And then I gave the alter call.

And the leader of all the high chiefs, the chairman of all the cults, was the first one to come forward.

And when he was coming forward, all the chiefs followed him and he gave his life to Jesus.

Now, after the service, the king said we should do a follow-up.

So, we went to this high chief and the king asked him: do you understand what you have done?

Why did you come forward?

He said, you see this small boy, challenging all of us, who does not know there is somebody behind him.

It is the one behind him I surrendered to.

We prayed again.

He was an old man – he must be close to ninety – 30days later he died.

He had served the devil all the days of his life.

He was destined for help but he helped himself; he surrendered his life to Jesus 30days before he died – his destiny change.

He is one of the people I am looking forward to seeing when I get to heaven.

Will you help your destiny?

If you are still living in sin and you are yet to surrender your life to Jesus, you better come now.

Tomorrow mighty be too late.

Only God knows how many of us will still be alive by this time tomorrow.

You can help your own destiny by surrendering your life