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Year 2017 Messages.

ABBA FATHER

6th of January, 2017

Thank You Father.

Hallelujah

I want you to shout hallelujah that God will hear from heaven.

Thank You Father.

Hallelujah.

Amen.

Now…

Amen.

Amen.

Glory be to God.

I want you to do something again

Amen

I want you to shout just one more hallelujah to show the devil he has lost the battle over you.

Hallelujah

Glory be to God

Glory be to God.

Glory be to God.

Hallelujah Father.

Blessed be Your holy name.

Blessed be Your holy name.

Thank You.

Thank You Lord.

Then, I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, throughout this year, let me have cause to shout for joy.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Father, throughout this year, let me have cause to shout for joy; let me have cause to shout for joy. Throughout this year, throughout this year, let me have cause to shout for joy. Throughout this year, let me have cause to shout for joy. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

We are grateful O Lord

(we are grateful Lord)

We are grateful O Lord

(hallelujah)

For all You have done for us

(hallelujah)

We are grateful O Lord.

 

(we are grateful Lord)

 

We are grateful O Lord

(hallelujah)

We are grateful O Lord

(hallelujah)

For all You have done for us

(hallelujah)

We are grateful O Lord.

 

(I am grateful Lord)

 

I am grateful O Lord

(hallelujah)

I am grateful O Lord

(hallelujah)

For all You have done for me

(hallelujah)

I am grateful O Lord.

Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, we bless Your holy name.

Thank You for all You did for us last year; thank You in advance for what You will do for us this year; Father, accept our thanks in Jesus’ name.

Father we pray, throughout this year we will have cause to praise Your name. Throughout this year, let us have cause to dance. Let have cause to sing; let us have cause to shout hallelujah. Thank You my Father and God.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Now, let somebody shout hallelujah.

Well, look for two or three people you have not seen this year and shake hands with them and say Happy New Year.

And then you may be seated.

The Holy Ghost service even though is taking place here; it is watched all over the world; particularly in those nations where we have the Redeemed Christian Church of God.

So, the Holy Ghost service is watched in at least one hundred and ninety-two nations of the world.

And so, if something is missing here, even though it may be little to us, it is a great miss to those who are far away – those in Australia, in New Zealand, in Papua New Guinea, in Vanuatu,  in Solomon Islands, those in Haiti and other nations of the world like that.

So, there was a little mix up between the Television people and the one who is suppose to give them the special for today.

And I have told them we will sing that song again. Because many of us did not get the words and we are singing to our Father – it is a very special song met for Abba Father.

So, the choir will please come and help us.

Again, we will allow the choir to sing the first verse and then we will join from the second verse.

This year, none of your joy will be missing.

Every one of your miracle shall be complete.

So, we will wait for the choir.

 

My Dad is King of kings

The Lord of lords

The Lord most high

My Dad is El-shaddai

Great Provider

Hallelujah

 

Alpha and Omega

Will never die

He lives ever

Great I AM THAT I AM

Will never faint

Hallelujah

 

Jehovah El-Shalom

Stiller of storms

The Prince of Peace

Winds, sea obey Him

Will obey Him

Hallelujah

 

Sing hallelujah

To Jehovah

He reigns ever

Shout hallelujah

To my Father

Hallelujah

 

Wondrous Counselor

The Mighty God

The Prince of Peace

He is everlasting

Never ending

Hallelujah

 

Jehovah El-Rapha

The Physician

He healeth me

Wiser than the wisest

Ancient of days

Hallelujah

My Dad is Almighty

The Lord of hosts

Mighty in war

When I call on His name

All knees must bow

Hallelujah

 

My Dad is my Saviour

My Provider

My Defender

My Dad is my shelter

My Promoter

Hallelujah

 

Sing hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Shout hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Amen.

That is better.

Please be seated.

As usual, we are going to start by addressing those who need to give their life to Jesus so that they won’t miss their miracles in the part two.

God made all things in twos.

In Genesis chapter 1 verse 1 to 3 – He made darkness and He made light.

According to Psalm 30 verse 5 – He made sorrow and He made Joy. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. As we have night and morning; we have sorrow and joy.

He made the wise and the fools; just like He made glory and shame – Proverbs chapter 3 verse 35 says the wise shall inherit glory but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

You have the wise and you have the fool. And one is heading for glory; the other is heading for shame.

And whether we believe it or not, He categorizes all human beings into two categories: children and dogs. Mathew 15 verse 21 to 28 – He said, I cannot give the children’s bread to dogs.

We have children of God; we have dogs and you are either of two.

Now, in Mathew chapter 5 verse 45, this Almighty, this God that is so difficult to fully understand allows the sun to shine on both the evil and the good. He allows the rain to fall on both the evil and the good.

So, the sons and the dogs; the sinners and the saints; can cross into the new year; enjoying the same sun, the same rain fall.

Why?

Revelation chapter 4 verse 11 says God made all things for His pleasure. Everything He made: darkness, light; sorrow, joy; sinners, saints; children, dogs; He made everything for His pleasure.

And then Proverbs 16 verse 4 says, He even make the wicked for the day of evil. He created wicked people for His special purpose: for the day of evil, so that He will have people to use as examples to show why it is not right to do evil.

He made wicked for the day of evil; for the Day of Judgment; for the day of sorrow.

He made all things in twos and that is my Father, and nobody can query Him; nobody can say why did you do it this way.

The only thing is, as mighty as He is; as sovereign as He is; as unquestionable as He is; He leaves a door open so that the destiny of the wicked can be changed by the wicked.

In Ezekiel 33 verse 14 to 16: He said, when I say to the wicked you are going to die and the wicked man say no no no, I don’t want to die; and he turns from his way and he begin to do the lawful things and begin to do what is right, God says, I will look down from heaven and I will say: alright, I said you are going to die but I change my mind, you shall live.

He said, if the wicked should change his ways, all the wicked things he had ever done will not be remembered.

He said, I will just forget every evil that he had ever done.

He says because I have no pleasure in the death of a sinner – Ezekiel 33 verse 11: says, I have no pleasure in the death of a sinner. All I want the sinner to do is to repent and live.

And that is why the Bible says in 1John chapter 1 verse 7: that the blood of Jesus cleanses from all sins.

So the wicked who ends up in hell, ends up in hell because he want to. Because he has the opportunity to repent to change his ways and he refuse to do so.

When we get to heaven, there will be many surprises.

There would be people who you never thought will be heaven that would be there.

Why?

Because they had an opportunity to change and they changed.

I will tell you a story and I will give you the altar call.

Some of you would remember this fellow, he was an Alhaji. We met when I was in Ilorin.

He heard the gospel and gave his life to Jesus.

He was overwhelmed with joy and we rejoiced with him.

But after three days he came back: he said, are you sure Jesus can forgive all sins?

We said yes.

He said, haa! Ehn! You have not heard all that I have done.

The evil I have done, they are so much…; I don’t think He can forgive all.

We said, haa! Have you given your life to Him?

He said, yes

Please, go home rejoicing, He has forgiven all.

He left rejoicing.

Three days later he came back: he said, you have not heard all I did.

I did this; I did this; I did this; I did that.

We said, once you give your life to Jesus, He gives you a brown new beginning.

He went home rejoicing.

He kept going on and backwards.

Finally he came one day.

I will tell you this one: if Jesus can forgive this one I am about to tell you, I won’t worry any more.

He said, I wanted to make a charm and to make that charm I need the heart of man.

He said, one of my relatives died, a young boy died and they buried him.

In the night, I went there, I exhume his body; I toil the body open and toil away the heart to use for the charm.

Do you think Jesus can forgive that?

So I opened my Bible to 1John chapter 1 verse 7; fortunately he can read.

I said, read that.

The blood of Jesus Christ the Son, cleanses from all sins.

I said, what is the meaning of “All”?

He was quiet for a while.

He said, I think all means all.

I said, correct.

He does not matter how many sins you have committed up till this moment;

If you give your life to Jesus; not only will you be saved, you will cease to be a dog and become a son.

You will cease to be somebody destined for the day of evil and become somebody destined for glory.

So, if there is any one here tonight, you want to give your life to Jesus Christ, I am going to count from one to twelve – only twelve – so, those of you who are far away, you better begin to move.

And those of you at the various viewing centers, this is the time to move toward the altar too.

And if you are viewing in your home and you want to give your life to Jesus Christ, this is time to stand up and let Jesus know that you are standing up for salvation.

There is blood that can clean from all sin; that blood is still flowing now.

So, if you want to give your life to Jesus, before I count twelve, come and stand before me and we will pray for your salvation.

And I am counting now.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven

Good.

Those of you who are already in front and those of you on the way, talk to the Jesus now. Ask Him to be mercy unto you. Ask Him to save your soul. And the rest of us let us stretch our hands towards these people and intercede for them: that the One who saved our souls, that from this moment onward they will become children. Those of you on the way, hurry up and make sure you get here before I finished praying.

My Father and my God I want to bless Your holy name. I want to thank You because Your words says, no one can to You except the Father draws him. Thank You for drawing these people. And thank You for Your promise that whosoever come to You, You will in no wise cast out. They have come to you now Father, please, receive them in Jesus’ name. Save their souls today in Jesus’ name. Let Your blood wash away all their sins in Jesus’ name. Please write their names in the Book of Life in Jesus’ name. Give them a brown new beginning in Jesus’ name. From now on Lord, let them be children of the Living God; so that whenever they cry unto You, please answer them by fire in Jesus’ name. Thank You Almighty God.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Praise the Lord.

I hope the Counselors are nearby.

I want to rejoice with those of you who are here.

Get somebody to write for you, the Counselor will be willing; and when you finish, you can go back to your seat after returning the card to the Counselors.

God bless you.

In the main time while we wait for these people, we could have some worship hymn or songs and you can praise God even for the salvation of your own soul.

I thank you Counselors.

Now, we want to move on to section B.

Romans chapter 8, we are reading from verse 14 to 17 (Romans 8:14 to 17).

While you are opening your Bibles let me encourage you that this year, you will pray like you have never done before.

Because those of you who are here at the watch night service, I told you how to compel your prophecies to come to pass.

And those of you who are not here, I will encourage you, get that tape.

When God has spoken concerning you, there are certain things you must do for the prophecies to manifest.

One of course is to believe the God who sent the word.

Two is to believe the prophet through whose mouth the prophecy has come.

A man is called a prophet because he speaks forth the prophecies that have come from the mouth of God to him.

Then, one of the things you must do for your prophecies to come to pass is that you must fast and then you must pray, and you must avoid distractions.

I am just trying to tell you some of them that I can remember off head: you need to fast; you need to pray; you need to focus on your God and ignore all others.

Then, what came to you as a sound would become a reality.

I am praying for every one of you here today, all the prophecies of God concerning you shall be speedily fulfilled in Jesus’ name.

Now, Romans 8 from verse 14 to 17:

14) For as many that are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

15) For ye have not received the Spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

16) The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

17) And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

Abba Father

What is the meaning of Abba?

Everybody can call God Father because that is a general name for Him – it is a general title. Even when Jesus Christ was teaching the Disciples to pray, He said this is how you should pray: our Father which hath in heaven.

The first fellow to altar the word ‘Abba’ was Jesus Himself.

In Mark chapter 14 verse 36, He said, Abba Father, all things are possible with You.

The word Abba is a pet name for Father that can only be use by someone very close…, in modern land when you want to say Daddy, or if you really want to get modern – you want to say Popsi. That is somebody so close that you can call him something nobody else can call him.

When I started calling God Daddy in 1981, several people challenged me. They said I was being rude to God; I was being black famous.

God is Father, not Daddy!

I said, don’t let us quarrel.

He is your Father but He is my Daddy.

There is different between the two.

How many of you feel you are close to God enough to call Him Daddy?

Let me hear you say, Abba Father.

Everyone that is born again is a child of God – 1John chapter verse 1 to 3: He said, behold beloveth, what manner of love that God as bestowed upon us that we should be called the sons of God.

So we have a Father, the Almighty.

Now, if I have a Daddy, I think I need to know Him.

Who is He? Because it is important to know who your Daddy is.

Knowing who your Daddy is can make a lot of difference in your life.

Daniel 11 verse 32 says they that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.

Many of things I have attempted in the Name of my Daddy is because I know who He is; otherwise, it would have been madness to attempt any of them.

WHO IS MY DADDY?

Psalm 91 verse 1 calls Him the Most High and calls Him the Almighty – that is my Daddy.

Who is my Daddy?

Genesis 17 verse 1 calls Him Jehovah El-Shaddai, the God who is more than enough, the Almighty.

Who is my Dad Exodus chapter 3 verse 13 and 14: He is the I AM THAT I AM.

And I can go on and on talking about my Dad.

There is always a tendency for me to want to boost when I talk about my Dad.

But because of limited time, the next thing we ought to know about our Dad is WHAT HAS HE?

Because the Bible says, I am heir of God, a joint heir with Christ – so, I need to have a rough idea of what I can inherit – ‘What has my Dad?’

Psalm 24 verse says: the earth is the Lord and the fullness thereof – everything that is inside the earth belong to my Daddy.

Haggai chapter 2 verse 8, my Dad said, silver is mine; gold is mine. So, whatever money you have in your pocket is my Dad who gave you.

Psalm 50 verse 10 tells me that the cattle upon a thousand hills belong to my Daddy.

Psalm 62 verse 11 says, God has spoken once, twice have I heard it that power belongs to God (not to witches and wizards) – power belong to my Daddy

1chronicle chapter 29 verse 12 says, both riches and honour come of Thee – that is talking about my Daddy.

He said, thou reigneth over all – He is the Supreme ruler.

He said, in His hand is the power and might to make great – that is my Daddy.

So, I know what He has.

I know who He is; I know what He has.

The next question of course is: WHAT CAN HE DO?

My Daddy can do practically anything – practically anything.

I thank God for some of the testimonies we have already heard; and we have not heard anything yet that He could ask me to lay hands on some handkerchiefs, give it to the Pastors to lay on the people, told the Pastors to take the handkerchiefs home, and then, far away from here, that handkerchief is raising the dead – that is my Daddy.

That is what He can do; that is what He can do – anything.

Luke 1:37 – with God nothing shall be impossible.

Jeremiah 32 verse 27, He said, He is the God of all flesh, is there anything too hard for Him? -that is my Daddy.

In Mathew 19 verse 26, He says, what is impossible with man is possible with God.

Okay.

WHAT HAS MY DADDY DONE BEFORE?

Because when somebody is applying for a job, they ask for the CV. They want to know his track records.

And I can begin to tell you lots and lots of things that my Daddy has done.

Exodus 14 verse 21 to 28: He made away where there was no way in the Red Sea.

Exodus 17 verse 6: He brought water out of the rock – my Father can produce something out of nothing.

Where you are seated now is an example of producing something out of nothing – that is my Daddy.

I was telling someone not too long ago.

When we came to this camp ground, it was the headquarters of highway robbers; nobody wanted to live near here at all.

The only other things that are common here were pythons, big snakes, 6meters long, big like a palm trees; nobody wanted this area, but my Daddy said, this is where I have for you; He said, I am going to build a city for you.

We came here when an acre of land was being sold for one thousand naira because nobody wanted it.

And look at what my Daddy has turned the place too now.

He can produce something out of nothing.

So, I have good news for somebody here today, right now they may consider you as nothing, before you die, the world will celebrate you.

What has my Father done?

Throughout the congress we were looking at Ezekiel 37 from verse 1 to 10 – This same God we are talking about can make dry bones lives again.

After the congress, Daddy began to show me several things that I did not even see before in the same Ezekiel 37 verse 1 to 10.

It was as if we should go back and look at thing again. But He said son, the one for the masses they have already received; the remainder is for you.

In order words, He is saying to anyone who have been here today, don’t you ever believe it when they tell you your case is hopeless because there is no hopeless cases with my Daddy.

He can make dry bones live again.

Now, this is where we need to get ready to pray.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AS A SON FROM MY DADDY?

Because what I can expect from my Daddy is determined by: who He is; what He has; what He can do; what He has done before.

What I can expect from my Daddy is determined by those things I have already mentioned.

Some children are playing in Ilesha several years ago.

One of the came to me and say Daddy, I want a new pair of shoes for Christmas.

I said okay, what is the size of your leg, of your feet.

I said, you will get your shoes for Christmas.

He ran out and told all his colleges: I have shoe, brown new shoes for Christmas.

One of them said, who told you that.

Lagos Papa

And one of them also said, yeah, I also have new shoes for Christmas.

And they ask him, who told you?

He said, my father.

They said that is joking shoes.

If it is Lagos Papa that said you have shoes, you have shoes.

If it is your Dad, he is just joking with you.

I have a God who can never fail; when He speaks it is done.

How many of you believe that this year, it is going to be well with you?

Let me hear you shout hallelujah.

So, what can I expect as a child from my Dad?

Number One) What can I expect from the One who is called the Most High?

What can I expect from the One who according to Ecclesiastes chapter 5 verse 8 is Higher than the highest?

I can expect Promotion.

Because according to 1Samuel chapter 2 verse 7 to 8:  Bible says my Father rises up one and push down another.

He makes poor and make rich.

He makes low and He lifts up.

My Father is so powerful according to what is written that He can pick up a beggar from the dunghill and make him seat among princes – that is my Dad.

So, I can expect promotion from him.

Not too long ago, there was a state occasion some three or four years ago and all the great people were there; and by the time I was walking in, you know in a situation like that, every chair is labeled; and they began to lead me forward.

I was wondering where they are taking me because I was looking in the direction of my colleagues; in fact, I cannot call them my colleagues, they are my elder brothers: the Bishops, the Apostles.

But they took me straight to go and seat at the same table with the Head of State and I remember the word: He can pick up a beggar from the dunghill and cause him to seat among princes.

There is somebody here tonight, before you die you will seat with princes.

From my Father who is Higher than the highest, I can expect uncommon promotion.

Daniel was a slave, but according to Daniel chapter 6 verse 1 to 3, he became one of the three topmost men in the nation – that is unusual promotion for a slave.

I can expect rapid promotion, not just uncommon, but rapid.

According to 1Samuel chapter 16 verse 11 to 13, the Bible says, one night David slept as a shepherd boy, by the following day he was a king – that is rapid promotion.

I want to decree to somebody here tonight, this year your promotion shall be rapid.

I can expect continuous promotion.

I have always told you; I think I have given you the illustration before, how high I can lift this tambourine, is determined by how tall I am.

If I want it to go high…; now, where it is now…, I think the camera should show us the tambourine. Thank you.

If I want it to go high, I can go on my toes.

But after some times, my toes will begin to pain me and I will go down on my feet, by then, the tambourine has come down lower.

After some time, my hand will be paining me and I will bring it lower down still.

When human beings promote you, they will bring you down.

But when my Daddy promotes you…, because the Bible says, His arms are everlasting arms; your promotion will be continuous.

I can expect from my Father the Most High, permanent, irreversible promotion.

Oh thank You Father.

The Lord says there is somebody here tonight, He said, since the beginning of the year, your cry to God has been help me Lord, help me Lord; He ask me to tell you,  I will help you.

Daddy asks me to tell someone, He said, this year 2017, the garment of shame will be permanently removed from you.

I said I can expect permanent irreversible promotion.

Deuteronomy 28 verse 13 says, you will be above only and not beneath; you will be head and not be tail – permanent promotion.

Thank You Father.

The Lord said, there is someone here tonight who thought he has come because it is the first Holy Ghost service of the year, He said let me tell you, you have come to have an encounter Me.

So, what can I expect from my Father the Most High?

Promotion – and there is no promotion like spiritual promotion because that is the one that is most permanent.

One day in America, we are coming down in a Lift and there was a young man there with us in the Lift and several others.

And Mummy wanted to speak to that young man and said, hey, Pastor, this this this.

All the other boys with us in the Lift said, no no, Mummy, he is not a Pastor, he has just become a Deacon.

Now, I know some people, you must have heard from some people say that if you want to become a Pastor join the Redeemed, within six month you will become a Pastor.

I always laugh.

Let them come and find out.

Those of you who are in, you know.

You know how many years before you can become a Deacon.

You know how many years you can move from a Deacon to Assistant Pastor.

You know how many years after you become Assistant Pastor before you become a Pastor.

So when Mummy mistakenly called that young man Pastor; all the others say no no no, he has just become a Deacon.

And I heard God say to me loud and clear: ordain him a Pastor.

My Commander-in-Chief has spoken, the Owner of the church has spoken, and when He speaks, there is no protocol. When He speaks, there are no rules and regulations. When He says this is what I want, that is what will happen.

Stand on your feet; lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, regardless of rules and regulations, promote me this year.

Open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God.

Regardless of human rules, human regulations, promote me speedily my Father, You are the Most High. Promote me speedily. Promote me eternally. Promote me permanently. Regardless of human rules and regulations, just move me higher. Promote me Lord. Promote me speedily. Regardless of human rules, human regulations, human laws; regardless of named protocol, just promote me this year Father. Promote me. Promote me particularly spiritually, I want to be closer to You this year; much more closer to You than ever before; promote me speedily. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

What can I expect from the One who is called the Almighty?

I can expect victory without a fight.

Why?

Because my Father is the Lord of host – He controls all host in heaven, in earth, underneath the earth (Psalm 24 verse 7 to 10)

Philippians 2: 19 to 11 says, at the mention of His name, all knees bow.

Daniel chapter 3, they threw Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego into the fiery furnace…

What fight can you fight when they bind you and throw you into the fire anyway?

But they landed in the fire and the only thing that got burnt was the ropes that bound them.

In the Name that is above every other name, before Sunday morning, any yokes that maybe left in your life will already be consumed.

They threw Daniel into the den of lions, hungry lions; and the only people who got eaten by the lions were the enemies who threw in Daniel.

As a matter of fact, by the time they brought up Daniel from the den of lion, it was promotion.

I just have that feeling within me…, I am not saying thus says the Lord now, this is me now talking from a conviction deep within me; that all those who have been standing in the way of your promotion, unless they repent, they shall become food for the lions.

In 2Chronicles chapter 20 verse 1 to 25 – when God saw one young king that was good very well but he was poor, he decided that the three richest kings in the neighbor should combine their armies, come with their wealth, to come and attack him.

And when the little king heard about it, he said, haa, O God I am finished. God said don’t worry yourself, you won’t even have to fight; I will fight for you and the wealth of sinners will change hands.

That will be the testimony of some here today.

By the time the enemies finished themselves, the Bible tells me, for this, all the people belonging to this new king were carrying loads of money from the enemy.

You know I use to make a prophecy long ago…; probably the reason it has not come to pass is because nobody was bold enough to receive it.

Now, I believe your faith has grown, so I am going to repeat it: that one day, when you take your money to the bank, they will close their door to other customers.

Victory without a fight

I can give you several examples but I think what we should do is just pray straight away.

Stand up on your feet and lift your voice to the Almighty God…, and I beg you pray, pray with all your heart; and say: Father, this year in particular, fight my battles for me.

Open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God.                                                          

Fight my battles for me. Fight my battles for me O Lord. Fight my battles for me. I want victory without a fight. You just do the fighting Lord while I just do the enjoying. Fight my battles for me. Fight my battles for me. Fight my battles for me. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

In you believe you are going to be victorious, shout a big hallelujah.

You can please be seated.

What can I expect from the one who is called the Helper of the helpless? That is my Dad.

Because David said in Psalm 122 verse 1 to 2 – he said, I will lift up my eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help, my helps come from the Lord who made heaven and earth.

I have a Father; He is the Helper of the helpless.

The Bible calls Him the Ever present help in time of trouble (Psalm 46 verse 1)

What can I expect from the Helper of the helpless?

Among other things, I can expect total security.

What do you mean by total security?

You can try to protect yourself when you are awake; can you protect yourself when you are at sleep?

Many at times we think we are secured because we have security guards.

Haa!

Security guards are human beings; they too fall asleep.

Years ago…, things have change now; but years ago we finish a convention on Sunday.

And then in the night, around 2:00am, I decided to go round the Camp praying thanking God for the convention; I did not see a single guard.

As I was going round, I saw one seating on a chair fast asleep.

I sat next to him but when he was trying to drive away a mosquito, he nearly slapped me – So, I got up quickly and left.

I walked about two kilometers and I saw another one;

This one did not even pretend. He arranged four chairs removed the shoes and lay flat.

I wanted to take his shoes and the touch light away, but then, I heard God says, son, you yourself you should be sleeping now.

So, I left the fellow alone.

But I thank God I have a Father who neither sleeps, who neither slumbers – I can trust Him for complete security.

If He is your Father, let me hear you shout hallelujah.

In Psalm 121 verse 3, He said, you won’t stumble, you won’t fall.

In Psalm 121 verse 8, He said whether you are going out or you are coming in, He will keep you.

In Psalm 121 verse 6 and 7, He said, you will have to worry nothing about danger whether day or night.

In Psalm 91 verse 5 to 10, He said, you will have nothing to fear whether seen danger or unseen ones

Total security from my Daddy

Some of you will remember the testimony I gave you years ago.

When I was in Ilorin, in those days, you can go from one end of Ilorin to another in 15minutes – no traffic jam at all

So, I always went to the University and then returned for lunch and go back for my lectures.

So I came home one, after I finished my food, I looked at the time; I still have some time I could rest before I return to the University.

But I did not want to go and lie down on the bed so that I won’t fell asleep completely and forget myself.

So laid on the couch in the living room; and because I was Pastor there, member from the congregation from time to time they come in and out of the house.

So that they won’t great me, I closed my eye, pretending to be asleep.

And all of a sudden…, I was putting my two hands to support my head; all of a sudden, I felt somebody holding my two hands with one hand and my two  legs with another hand; and I could feel that whatever-it-is about to kiss me.

At first I thought could it be my wife?

No.

My wife won’t do that in the open where people are coming and going.

Number two: the fellow who can stretch one hand to hold my two hands by my head, my two legs down there, must be huge fellow.

So, I opened my eyes and the thing disappeared.

Haa! God what is this?

And I felt a very horrible coldness all over my body.

Well, I dropped it aside; I got into my car; drove to the University; did my evening lectures.

By the time I finish the lecture, by the time I got into my car, I was dying.

By the miracle of God, I drove home.

But I practically had to crawl out of my car to the toilet where I started vomiting and stooling and …

Haha! Almighty God, what is going on?

I am Your son; how can this happen to me?

And I heard Him say, I just want give you a glimpse of the battles I fight for you without your knowing.

Haa! Thank You Lord. And I became well immediately.

I want you to stand on your feet; I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God loud and clear and say: Daddy, please keep me secure forever.

Go ahead talk to the talk to the Almighty God.

Keep me secure forever; from enemies known and unknown; from enemies seen and unseen, keep me secure forever. Keep me secure forever. Oh! There are enemies you don’t know about; there are enemies that can pass through close doors but thank God for the One who keep us, who will neither sleep nor slumber; He can keep you secure forever. Keep me secure forever. Keep me secure. Almighty God, Keep me secure forever. I know that there are dangers everywhere; there are dangers from my Father’s house, dangers from my mother’s house, danger’s from husband’s house, dangers from wife’s house, danger in the place of work, everywhere Father just keep me secure forever. Keep me secure forever. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Place be seated.

What can I expect from the One who is called the Great Counselor?

Because according to Isaiah chapter 9 verse 6, the name of my Father is not just Wonderful but Counselor.

I can expect from Him divine guidance.

Because as I go through this year and the other years ahead, from time to time I need to know what to do; where to go; where to turn; which door to knock at; etcetera etcetera

Because according to 1Corithians chapter 10 verse 23, He said, while all things might be lawful, not all things are expedient.

Proverbs 14 verse 12, says, there is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof is the ways of death.

So, how do I go through the rest of my life without making mistakes?

Isaiah chapter 30 verse 21 says, you will hear a word behind you saying this is the way. This is where you should turn to the right. This is where to turn to the left.

Because if He is guiding you, like in the passage we read as the text: as many that are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God; if He is guiding you, you won’t fall into a trap.

Those of us who grew up in the villages, we know how to catch Rodents and Rabbits – we set a trap and put a bat. The animal sees the bat and not the trapped and sees the bat as God’s provision.

It is when the trap snapshot that he realizes that this is devil’s provision.

Anything that the enemy may want to us to lure you into a trap this year, the enemy will fail.

In Acts 16 verse 6 to 10 – Paul and Silas wanted to go Asia, God said, no.

That seems to be the right to do; You said we should go to all the world!

He said, I said so, but for you that is not my plan.

It is good to be able to be guided by God.

I was seating in my office at Ebute Metta when a young man – prosperous looking young man, came in for prayers and counseling.

By the time we finish he was talking the conference that was going to take place in America.

I said, wow, who are the speakers?

So and so and so

I said, O that is going to be a wonderful conference.

Suddenly he said, would you like to go?

I said, ye; but I don’t have the money.

O that is no problem, I will pay the money – I will buy the ticket; I will pay for your accommodation; I will pay for your feeding; I will even give you some pocket money.

Haa! Lord, thank You. Open heavens

I collected information; I was glad.

I pray for you my brothers and sisters, the ability to know when the enemy is presenting you with poison; you receive it tonight in Jesus’ name.

He left my office and left.

And I was saying thank you O my God how good you are.

Suddenly he spoke and said, son, you are not going.

Haa! I almost said why?

Because if He says so: you are not going; that settles it, I am not going.

I said, this is something that will benefit me spiritually, that will help the work I am doing.

He said you are not going.

Okay Lord.

I waited a little bit for the man to get home…, because in those days there were no mobile phones; and I picked the land phone and I phoned him.

I am sorry Sir; I won’t be able to go on that trip.

Why not?

Haa, sorry Sir, my Daddy said no.

He went; he came back.

Two weeks later or so, it was news because the young man was working in the central bank; it has been discovered that he had been stealing a lot of government money and they discover that part of the money is what he even used for the journey he had just gone.

Can you imagine me?

Pastor Adeboye went to America on money stolen from Central Bank.

Stand on your feet and cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, for the rest of my life, guide me every step of the way.

Guide me Lord. Guide me. Teach me when to say no; teach me when to say yes; teach me when to turn right; teach me when to turn left; guide me all the way. Guide me every step of the way. Guide me every step of the way. Please guide me every step of the way. Guide me every step of the way. Guide me every step of the way. Guide me Almighty. Guide me every step of the way. Every step of the way, guide me. For the rest of my life, let me know what to do so that I don’t fall into the trap of the enemy, guide me. Guide me every step of the way. Guide me. Guide me every step of the way. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be.

Please be seated.

Thank You Father.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight. He asked me to tell you to stop thinking of death; I have not finish with you yet.

He said there is someone here tonight; He said by the time the first rain of the year falls, your harvest will begin.

Haa, this is my own.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, whether you are coming in or you are going out, you will always have something to rejoice about.

It is as if He is about to conclude the evening with me.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, one of the surprises that you are going to get is that you are going to live in divine health throughout this year.

I like that. Amen Lord.

Daddy says there is somebody here tonight, He said those who have the ability to help you will be willing and they will be eager this year.

Okay.

There are so many other things I can talk about but I need to round up because of other meetings early in the morning.

What do I expect from the one whose name is I AM THAT I AM? Because that is what He says His name is in Exodus chapter 3 verse 13.

Haa!

Amen.

Daddy says there is someone here, He said, last year you are running, this year you will be flying.

Oh Lord!

I want to say amen and amen to this one.

Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said, you will be one of the first hundred to receive a mighty pleasant surprise.

Okay.

Now, what do I expect of the One who is I AM THAT I AM.

All I can expect is that wherever I go He will be there with me because He is I AM THAT I AM – not I was; not I will be; but I AM.

When you consider the story of Joseph you will understand.

When the boy was at home God was with him: he was the favorite of his father (Genesis 37 verse 3)

When He was Potiphar’s house (Genesis 39 verse 1 to 6) as a slave, God was with him.

He was slave but he became Managing Director in the house of his slave master.

When he was thrown into prison for an offence he did not commit (Genesis 39 verse 20 to 23), the Lord was with him there because the Jailer put everything in his charge.

And like somebody said, if you are the one in charge in the prison, the prison life will not be as bad as with others.

Because he was the one sharing the food; he was the one giving instructions – God was with him.

And then of course, he got a rapid promotion from prisoner, he became President.

You have heard the story before of the three fishes; For those of us you who have never heard it before I will tell it.

There were these three small fishes in an ocean and in the ocean there were two sharks (mother shark; baby shark) terrorizing every fish in the ocean – just eating every fish they can find.

So, these three fishes held a prayer meeting; they call on God to come down: Lord, come down we want to talk.

So, the Lord came and said yes, what do you want?

The first fish said, what I want is that every part of my body will be ice, every skin become an ice so that I see behind me, see to my right, see to my left; before the shark can come near me I will have seen the fellow; so, I will be able to escape.

The Lord said, are you sure that is what you want?

He said, yes.

That is okay, you got it.

Second said, I want wings – two pair of wings so that I can fly.

So, if the shark should come after me, I will just fly out of the water and they cannot fly.

The Lord said, is that what you want?

He said yes.

Okay, you got it.

Then He turned to the third fish and what do you want?

That one said, all I want is that wherever I go, You go with me.

The Lord said Okay.

And so, the Lord left.

And immediately He left: the fish who wanted ice had ice all over the body; the one who wanted pairs of wings – two strong wings.

Not long after that the sharks began to hunt and the first fish they saw is the one with many ices – oh! What a beautiful fish;

And they began to swim toward it; and he swam rapidly to the beach and he could see a little pool of water away from the ocean on the beach – because of so many ice, he could see and so, he made one big jump and landed in that little pool of water and began to laugh at the sharks: come and get me if you can.

But then soon, the sun rose; the little pool of water dried; and fish with many ice died.

When the sharks find out that the fish with many ice had escape, they turn round to look for another one and they found the one with two wings.

And as they began to push that one, it flew out of the ocean and began to laugh: you cannot fly; come and get me if you can.

But at that moment, an eagle was flying overhead and looked and says: what am I seeing?

This is a fish.

O Lord, how good you are: I have always wanted to eat fish but I cannot swim.

Now, you have brought one to me in my domain.

So, the fish with two wings ended up in the stomach of the eagle.

And then, the baby shark said to the mother shark, hey, there is a third one here, he is not even afraid of us; just roaming about as if we don’t exist; let us go and get it.

And the mother said to the little shark, are you blind? Can’t you see wherever this fish goes, the shadow of man is following him?

You go near that fish; the man whose shadow you see will kill you.

The Bible says, the Lord is your shield on your right hand.

Stand on your feet and cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, everywhere I go this year, just go with me.

Open your mouth and pray.

Everywhere I go, please go with me; go with me Lord. Everywhere I go, go with me. This year, everywhere I turn to be there. If I turn to the left be there with me. If I turn to the right, be there with me. Anywhere You are not going to follow me go, don’t let me go there. Father, please abide with me every step of the way this year. Abide with me, everywhere I go, please go with me; please go with me; please go with me; please go with. Everywhere I go this year, go with me O Lord; go with me O Lord. Everywhere I go, please go with me. Thank You Father. Everywhere I go, go with Lord; go with me my Father and my God.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Now comes the question, WHAT DOES MY FATHER EXPECT FROM ME?

We have been talking about what I can expect from my Daddy.

What does my Father expect from me if I am good son; if I am true son?

Like the man who took the offering said in Malachi chapter I verse 6 – God said, a son honoureth his father.

If I Am your father, where is My honour?

God expect you to honour Him.

He does not expect a son to disgrace Him.

No father will expect disgrace from his son.

When a son did something to his father too long ago somewhere and we said your son did so so and so.

He said, no, no no, not my son.

So so and so by name

He said, haa that is a bastard.

You will never be called a bastard.

Because God said in 1Samuel chapter 2 verse 30 – he who honour Me I will honour.

He who disgraces Me, I will disgrace – that is another language.

He expect you to honour him (Proverbs chapter 3 verse 9 to 10)

That is why the Bible says: honour the Lord with your first fruit – it is a honour to Him; not that He is in need – honour your Dad.

A father does not expect you to rob him.

No good son will steal his father’s money.

The few places where God got so angry that He pronounce a curse on those who are suppose to be His children is in Malachi chapter 3 verse 8 to 11.

That’s why He said, why are you robbing Me?

Then, He said okay if you chose to rob Me; then I will curse you.

God expects you – as a son, as a daughter – not to rob Him of His tithes and offering.

God expects you to boast about Him.

Psalm 119 verse 14 says: David said, I will witness about You without shame. I will tell everybody who my Father is; what He can do; what He has done and I will do it without shame.

When you say the reason you cannot witness to sinners is because you are ashamed; you are telling God you are ashamed of Him – that is dangerous.

God expects you to be actively involved in the Family business.

He expects you to be building His kingdom along with Him.

He expects you to be Labourers together with God.

Zechariah chapter 1 verse 17, He said, through your prosperity my city shall yet be build.

He expects you as a son to be involved in the building of His kingdom.

God expects you as a true child of God to make your Father happy (Luke 15 verse 10).

Like I told some of you during the Let’s-go-and-fishing Programme; every time a soul is saved, Jesus gets up and dances before the angels every time a soul is saved.

He dances.

The Bible says, there is rejoicing before the angels.

Who is the one rejoicing?

The Saviour – Haa! another sinner has come home. Haa! my effort is not in vain. Haa! My blood is working again.

Every time you win a sinner to Christ, Jesus gets up and dances.

He expects you to make your Father happy.

I am sure of course you know, this is most likely where we will be ending for now.

He expects you to be holy.

Why?

Like Father, like Son.

1Peter chapter 1 verse 15 and 16: as He who as called you is holy, so, be ye holy in all manner of conversation. For it is written, be ye holy, for I Am holy.

Don’t disgrace your Father; don’t steal from Him; honour Him; be partakers of the family business which is soul winning, building churches, establishing parishes, that is called family business and be holy for He is holy.

Because this is the first Holy Ghost service in the year, I am going to give about ten minutes to come before Abba Father and ask Him for mighty things for 2017.

Let me assure you of one thing, my God is more than sufficient to meet all your needs.

Anything you can ask for, His name is Jehovah El-Shaddai, the God who is more than enough.

So, the altar is open; I will give you ten minute if you want to come to the altar you can come – and come and talk to God.

This year Abba Father, You are my Daddy, this is what I want You to do for me. I want You to show Yourself mighty on my behalf. I want You to fight my battles for me. I want You to accelerate my promotion. I want You to give me the grace to do Your will. To please You Abba Father. This year do for me what You have never done before.

Let us go ahead and talk to the Lord

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

The God I served, my own Daddy, will grant all your request.

Because my Daddy is the Most High, He will promote you.

Because He is the Lord of host, He will fight your battles for you.

Because He is the great Counselor, throughout this year He will guide you.

Because He is the Helper of the helpless, wherever your help may be hanging, He will bring it speedily. All those who should help you who are withholding the help, until they release it they won’t be able to rest.

Wherever you go this year, my Daddy will go with you. You will not fall into the trap. Every plan of the enemy concerning you shall fail.

It shall be well with you.

The grace to please Him, the grace to win souls, the grace to establish churches, receives it right now in Jesus’ name.

In all your actions this year, God shall be glorified. God shall be honoured. And He will honour you in return. It shall be well with you and your joy shall be full.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let somebody shout hallelujah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

ABBA FATHER (PART 2)

3rd of February, 2017

Thank You Father.

Let us lift our hands to the most High God and just begin to bless His holy name.

Let us give Him glory, let us give Him honour, let us give Him adoration.

Bless His holy name for yet another month.

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

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

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

O Yes Father, we just want to bless Your holy name; glorify Your holy name again and again as You have always done.

We bless Your name.

You are worthy to be praised, You are worthy to be adored, You are worthy to be magnified.

Thank You Jesus.

We bless Your holy name.

We bless Your holy name.

Thank You Jesus.

Thank You Lord.

Thank You Almighty God.

Blessed, blessed, blessed, be Your holy name.

Thank You Daddy.

You are worthy to be praised.

You are worthy, You are worthy, You are worthy to be praised.

Glory be to Your holy name.

Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we worshipped.

Lift your voice to Him loud and clear and say: Father, in the mighty name of Jesus, let this month be a month of surprises for me.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Pleasant surprises O Lord on a daily basis, let this month of February be a month of pleasant surprises for me on a daily basis; on a daily basis, pleasant surprises O Lord. Thank You Father. On a daily basis Lord, give me pleasant surprises throughout this month – pleasant surprises; beautiful surprises; glorious surprises, marvelous surprises, divine surprises. Father, this month on a daily basis, give me pleasant surprises, mighty surprises, the kind that only You can give. Let this month be a month of very very pleasant surprises for me. Thank You my Father. Glory be to Your holy name Lord. Give me pleasant surprises; mighty pleasant surprises, so that Your name, Your name alone, be glorified. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Join hands with your neighbor and let us apply the law of harvest: what you sow is what you reap.

So, pray for your neighbor now and say: Father, in the mighty name of Jesus, please give my neighbour pleasant surprises.

Go ahead pray for your neighbour.

In the mighty name of Jesus Lord, give all my neighbours pleasant surprises, pleasant surprises. From You Daddy, directly to all my neighbours give them pleasant surprises to the glory of Your holy name. Thank You Lord. Thank You Jesus. Blessed be Your holy name.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

(Our Father)

Our Father who at in heaven; amen

Hollowed be thy name.

(Our Father)

Our Father who at in heaven; amen

Hollowed be thy name.

(Our Father)

Our Father who at in heaven; amen

Hollowed be thy name.

(Hallowed be thy name)

Hollowed be thy name

(Hallowed be thy name)

Hollowed be thy name

(Hallowed be thy name)

Hollowed be thy name

(Hallowed be thy name)

Hollowed be thy name

Our Father and our God; the King that is greater than all kings; the Lord that is greater than all lord; the One greater than the greatest, better that the best, older than the oldest, wiser than the wisest, stronger than the strongest, richer than the richest; glory be to Your holy name. Thank You for yet another month; thank You because we will survive this year – Father accept our thanks in Jesus’ name.

In the lives of everyone of Your children: those who are here; those who are watching at the various view centers all over the world; let this month be a month of pleasant surprises. On a daily basis, Father, surprise us: with miracles, with signs, with wonders, with breakthroughs surprise us. And tonight in a very very special way my Father and my God, let the surprises begin. At the end of it all, take all the glory.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Well, let somebody shout hallelujah.

Shake hands with two or three people and tell them: God will surprise you tonight.

And then, you may please be seated.

Now, as usual, our discussion tonight will be in two sections:

Section A – we want to talk to those who are yet to give their lives to Jesus. So, they can do so; so that they can partake blessings in section B.

In John chapter 8 verse 25, Jesus Christ said something about servants and sons.

He said, servants don’t abide in the house forever; only sons abide in the house forever.

And I am sure you know that is true.

Now, how come that servant does not abide in the house forever?

Many a times it is not even the fault of the master at all.

No matter how good the master may be; no matter how loving, how caring, there is still something in the heart of the servant that says: I do not really belong here – the servant still want to go to his own house; he wants to go back to his own home.

The Master house may be a palace; the servant birth place might be a hut, there is something inside the servant that says: this is not your place, you must go back; but the son abides forever.

Now, because the son abides forever; if you move that to the level of Sons of God, dramatic implications are there.

For example, Psalm 91 verse 1 says, he that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

If you are a son of God and you are one of those abiding forever, you will be under the shadow of the Almighty.

Meaning what?

Meaning that you get divine coverage – wherever you, God will be there watching over you, covering you.

Psalm 91 verse 4 says that the Almighty God will cover you with His feathers; under His wings you can trust.

Now, those of you who are not from villages, you may not really understand that.

In village, when a mother hen had some little chicks, and they are feeding – the chicks are young, they don’t even know what is called danger, they only see food and they are going about eating.

But the mother hen look down will suddenly see a shadow, the shadow of an eagle flying overhead and immediately the mother hen will make a sound to the little chicks: come, come, come; and they will run to the mother hen and she will spread her wings and cover the chicks.

The eagle that is flying overhead is looking for a chicken to eat but when he looks down, he sees one big hen – too big to carry; so he flies away to go and look for prey elsewhere and then the little chick can come out and continue to enjoy.

When you are a child of the Almighty God, long before troubles come to you, He sees the trouble, He spread His wings, He ask you to come and let me cover you with My feathers.

That is why I can assure you, it does not matter how many storms will be coming this year; it does not matter how many troubles will be coming this year; if you are a child of God, you are covered.

If you go to Psalm 91 verse 7 to 9, the Bible says, if you are a child of God, you will only be observing what is happening to others, ten thousand may fall at left hand side, they won’t come near you at all – you will be observing them with your eyes – this is what I called Divine Insurance Policy.

When you are a child of God, yes! Trouble may happen to others but you will be spared.

The Bible says in Psalm 27 verse 5, He said, in the time of trouble, He will hide me.

In other words, trouble will come; when comes, God will hide me in the His Pavilion.

I remember a time when I was living in Mushin and terrible things were happening in Mushin in those days – I believe Mushin has changed now; but in those days in the early 80s, Mushin could be pretty rough.

And so, we decided…, those of us in the street, the compound; … decided to set up a group called Vigilante.

Do you know nobody put one of his children among the vigilante.

All the vigilante they were servants; the children were lying save and secure in their father’s bedroom.

God keeps His own in His pavilion – trouble may be happening outside but it won’t come near the children.

Some people have said what about the evil that came to Job?

I said, read the book of Job very well.

In Job chapter 1 verse 8 to 12, God said to Satan, have you observe my servant Job?

My what?

Servant Job

You can perform experiment with a servant; you won’t perform experience with your son.

The only things permitted to come near sons are Goodness and Mercy.

Satan said let us test him.

God said no problem, you can test, I know he will pass.

But God will never say to Satan, go and inflict my son.

Sons are never used for experiment.

But just one more thing before I give those of you who are yet to become sons and daughters opportunity to become one.

Do you know everyone in this world is looking forward to something?

At the end of our race here on earth: Sons are looking forward to Rewards;

2Timothy chapter 4 verse 8, Paul said, I have finished my race; I have finished my everything I need to do; from now on I am looking forward to my coronation; I am looking forward to the reward that the Almighty God has for me and not for me alone and for all other children of God.

But for those who are not children of God, they are looking forward to Judgment.

The Bible says in Hebrew chapter 9 verse 27, He said, it is appointed unto man once to die and after that comes judgment.

So, if you have not yet surrender your life to Jesus – if you are not yet one of the sons of God; when you leave this world, you are looking forward to judgment.

If you are a child of God, when you leave this world, you are looking forward to reward.

Now, which of the two do you prefer – Reward or Judgment?

And the choice is yours.

So, if you are here and you have not yet surrender your life to Jesus Christ; we are going to pray briefly for three or four minutes to give you an opportunity to surrender your life to Jesus Christ; so that the issue of your salvation will be settle; so that you too can become a child of God; so that as you go along, God decide to say there is someone here, you will be qualified to receive it from the Almighty God.

But if you are not a child of God, you can hear all the prophecies.

The only prophecy for someone who is not a child of God is judgment is coming.

So, if you want to give your life to Jesus Christ, I am going to count from one to ten very quickly.

Come; surrender your life to Jesus; and I will pray for your salvation.

As you are coming here; in all other viewing centers: in the old arena and in all other viewing centers all over the world; you too can move forward, surrender your life Jesus and the prayer will pray here will cover you all.

Now, I am counting.

One, two,

Now, don’t wait for your friend; your friend might not be interested, it might be you that God is speaking too.

Come; surrender your life to Jesus; let the blood of Jesus Christ cover you and wash away your sins.

And then, the Almighty God himself said, when I see the Blood, I will cover you. When trouble is coming, and trouble sees the blood, it will pass over you.

Three, four,

I know some of you are far away, you have to move a little faster.

Five, six,

And those of you in the old arena, you just move towards the Altar too, Pastors are there, they will attend to you. God want to save your soul tonight, don’t miss the opportunity.

Seven,

Counselors, please, begin to come.

Eight, nine,

Now, those of you who are already in front and those of you who are on the way, talk to the Almighty God.

Tell Him, I want to become one of Your children O Lord. Save my soul. Let Your blood wash away my sin. I will serve you from now on. Please save my soul, write my name in the Book of Life. Be my Lord, be my Saviour and I will serve with all my heart for the rest of my life.

And the rest of us let us stretch our hands towards our new brothers and sisters and intercede for, that the One who saved our own soul will save their souls also. Let us pray for them.

And those of you who are on the way, you have to hurry up now because I will soon be praying for salvation.

Let us pray for them for a minute or so, that the Almighty God will wipe away all their sins with His powerful blood; that He will write their names in the Book of Life; that they will also become members of the family of God from today onward.

Please pray for them.

Thank You Father.

And those of you on the way, just make sure you get here before I finish praying and it will be okay.

Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Saviour, I just want to say thank You for Your word. I want to thank You for these Your children who have come forward to surrender their life to You. Father, please remember your promise that whosoever will come unto You, You will in no wise cast out. They have come to You Father, please receive them in Jesus’ name; save their souls Lord; let Your blood wash away their sins; and please write their names in the Book of Life. And I pray Lord God Almighty that from now they will serve You till the end. And Lord God Almighty, don’t let them go back into sin.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Praise the Lord.

Now, those of you in front I want to rejoice with you and I want to tell you by the grace of God from now on I will be praying for you. So, I am going to need your names, your address and your prayer request.

So, the Counselors will give you a card which you should fill very quickly and then return to the counselors; I promise you from now on, I will be praying for you.

God bless you.

Let us do that within two or three minutes – we will wait for you till you finish.

God bless you.

We can have some music while they are busy doing that.

Romans chapter 8 we will read from verse 14 to 15 (Romans 8:14 to 15):

14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

15) For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

We are discussing Abba Father part 2.

You see, there are categories of sons; why everybody may want to call God Daddy, not all are allowed to enjoy the privilege of such intimacy.

Not even everyone who says God is my father is regarded by God as His child.

There is a proverb where I come from: they said, every Ijesha is the son of Owa. But when the sun set, Owa knows how many children come to his to sleep.

Everybody would want to call God father; some of us may even want to go ahead and call him Daddy; but it is not everyone God looks down and say ehyah, that is my son! yeah, that is my girl!

Jesus told a story in Mathew 21 verse 28 to 31 – He said a father has two sons: he came to the first one and said son, I want you to go to my farm and work. That boy said no, I am not going.

So, he went to the second one and said son, I want you to go to my farm and work. He said, yes Daddy I will go.

After some time, the first son repented and went to the farm to work.

The second son who said I will go, did not go.

Two sons: the first one repentance; the second one deceptive.

But even the first one cause his father some anguish – the father said go to my farm and work, he said, he is not going – at the very least you call that one a rude son.

The second one you don’t even want to talk about him at all: he told the father I will go, but he did not go.

And there is a third son that is the one telling the story – that is the Lord Jesus Christ.

He is the One that the Father said, go to my farm and work and He said, I will go and he went.

So, there are actually three sons: one was rude but repented; the other was totally deceptive; and the one who said, I will go and he went.

He is the one who said (the third son), He is the One who said in Mathew 26 from verse 39 to 42 – He is the who said, Father, thy will not mine be done – even when it is not convenient; Daddy whatever you want that is what I will do.

And that is why in Mathew chapter 3 verse 16 to 17, God said, this is my beloveth son in whom I AM well pleased.

And like I told you last month, the first fellow ever to use the word Abba in reference to God was Jesus Christ.

The son in whom the Father is well pleased is the One who qualifies to call God Daddy – a special son; a loving son; an obedient son; a son who will do the will of His Father any time, any place; whether convenient or inconvenient.

If God is to look down from heaven tonight and say, haa, this is my beloveth child in whom AM well pleased.

How many of you would want to say God, let that be me?

Is anyone here who will want God to say hey, that is my beloveth child in whom AM well pleased.

If you agree that is the kind of person you want to be, let me hear your amen.

Now, when God finds a special son, qualified to call Him Daddy, dramatic things happen in the life of such a child; and I am going to very briefly discuss about seven or so of them tonight – just to let you know that if you qualify to call God Abba, you can expect certain things from Him that may not be available to other people who can just call Him Father.

And we are going to compare two people: Jesus Christ that God Himself said, this is my beloveth son in whom I AM well pleased and Paul, the Apostles – because everything, both of them qualified to call God Abba Father.

In Philippians chapter 2 verse 5 to 8 – Jesus Christ humbled Himself all the way to the point of death just to satisfy His Father.

In Philippians 1 verse 21- Paul the Apostles said, for me to live is Christ, to die is gain.

In other words, he was simply saying in living or dying I will do the will of my Father.

Now, when you compare these two, you get some deep insight; particularly if you read, Acts chapter 16 from verse 25 to the end – you know the story: Paul and Silas were imprisoned and they were going to kill them the following day; at midnight, Paul and Silas began to sing and they began to praise God, and they things began to happen.

What is the first thing you can expect from Abba Father?

If you are qualified to call God Abba Father, the first thing you can expect is that God will shake the heaven and the earth to make sure He meets your needs.

Because as Paul and Silas were sing and praising God, suddenly there was an earthquake.

Just as there was an earthquake in Mathew 28 verses 1 and 2: Jesus Christ was buried; there was a huge stone rolled across the mouth of the grave to make sure He will not be able to even come out if He should arise from the dead; but, the Almighty sent an earthquake.

In the case of Paul and Silas, God sent an earthquake that shook the prison to the foundation.

The Bible says, the prison doors were flung open and every man’s bound was lose.

And Joel chapter 3 verse 16 assures me that concerning any of His special children, the Almighty God will roar out of Zion; He will alter His voice from Jerusalem.

When we talk about earthquake coming from the Almighty God, earthquake can come in various forms:

It could come with the shaking of the ground.

It can come with the shaking of the whole system.

And I am believing God that God is about to send an earthquake to someone tonight.

I will give you an example that you will remember.

One of our children – he is someone you know by the time I tell the story – refused to compromise in his place of work.

So, all…, he happen to be a military man; …so, all the Officers above him decided – they decided – the best thing they need to do is get rid of this boy.

So, even though he was not due for retirement, they decide to retire him. They wrote a letter of retirement and gave it to him and he came (it was Friday night).

He came to the Holy Ghost service and say Lord, this is the letter I have received for being faithful to You; the rest is up to You.

That was Friday night.

By Monday morning, superior Officers had met and all the Officers that recommended the retirement of this young man were all retired and he was promoted ahead of them.

Incidentally, there was a word of knowledge that night that said that ‘there is someone here, the people above you have made up their mind to end your career but long after they are gone, you will still be rising’

He had the word of knowledge and say God, you mean you have already read my letter.

By Monday, the miracle had already happen.

There is someone here today too, before Monday; your first big surprise will come.

But I want you to rise on your feet and pray your first prayer and pray it with all your heart.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, whatever You have to shake in order to solve my problem, shake it tonight.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty.

If You have to shake the heavens, shake the heavens; if You have to shake the earth, shake the earth; if You have to shake the establishment, shake the establishment; whatever You have to shake Lord to solve my problem, shake it tonight. Shake whatever You have to shake tonight O Lord to make sure that You solve my problems. If You have to shake the heavens, shake the heavens; if You have to shake the earth, shake the earth; if You have to shake the establishment, shake the establishment; whatever You have to shake in order to meet my needs, Lord God Almighty shake it tonight; shake it tonight; shake it tonight. Anything You have to shake Lord, in order to meet my needs, do the shaking tonight; do the shaking tonight; shake it tonight Father, that Your name might be glorify. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Number 2) If you qualify to God Abba Father, then nobody can stop you.

Every child that God considers my beloveth child in whom I AM well pleased: you can hold them but you won’t be able to keep them.

In Mathew 28 verse 4 – there were keepers outside the tomb of Jesus Christ.

The enemies make sure that if by any means He managed to escape from the grave, the Keepers will arrest Him.

But the Bible says, on that resurrection morning, the Keepers shook and fainted – they were like dead men – the earthquake knocks them out.

In Colossians chapter 2 verse 15, the Bible says Jesus spoiled the principalities and powers and made a shew of them openly.

All those who thought they are going to hold Him down, He destroyed them; He made the shew of them openly.

In Acts chapter 16 verse 27 in the case of Paul the Apostle, the Bible said, if Paul had not intervened the jailer would have killed himself.

The one that was supposed to keep him save would have committed suicide.

Why?

Hebrews chapter 12 verse 29 says our God is a Consuming fire.

When God arises for His special son, special child, anybody who tries to stand in the way, will be consume by fire.

You will remember you heard some testimonies tonight, beautiful testimony: of a child that was kidnapped; and when they heard that she is a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, they returned her.

Some of you will remember – those of who are fairly old; you will remember the story of a lady who after the Convention was going to Abeokuta and got into a bus not knowing that it was a kidnapper’s bus.

And they took her into the jungle and they are already shavering her hair off when she began to speak in tongues.

And as she began to speak in tongues, the high priest who was in charge of killing people and she has seen a lot of people being killed; came out: who is the one here disturbing us?

In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, from now on, when you pray, the enemy will be disturbed.

And they carried her right back to where they picked her up.

I want you to stand on your feet; you are going to pray this second prayer – it is necessary at a time like this; say:  Father, in the mighty name of Jesus, anyone trying to hold me down, show them that You are the Consuming fire.

Open your mouth and pray.

Anyone trying to hold me down, show them that You are the Consuming fire. Anyone in anyway whatsoever trying to hinder me, trying to hold me down, please Daddy, show them that You are the Consuming fire; let them realize that I belong to You; let them realize that You are my Father. Anyone trying to hold down, show them that You are the Consuming fire; show them that You are the Consuming fire; show them that You are the Consuming fire. Anytime, anyone else trying to hold me down, Father, show them that You are the Consuming fire; let Your fire fall; let Your fire fall; let Your fire fall. Thank You Father. Glory be to Your holy name.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Number 3) When He looks down and sees you as one of His beloveth sons or daughters; He will turn your enemies to your servants.

In Psalm 110 verse 1…

Haa thank You Father.

The Lord asks me to tell someone here tonight, He said, I will turn that bad news to good news.

Thank You Daddy.

The Lord said there is someone listening to me (I believe is here; it might be in viewing centers) He simply said I should let you know, I will heal you.

In Psalm 110 verse 1, He said to the Lord Jesus Christ, sit down at my right hand, till have make your enemies Your footstool.

In Ephesians chapter 1 verse 20 to 22, the Bible says, He raised Jesus Christ far above principalities and powers. He put all things under His feet.

In Acts 16 verse… (that one is for Jesus Christ); …in Acts 16 verse 33 to 34 (concerning Paul the Apostle – because you can relate to Paul the apostle), the very man who was the Jailer – the one who was supposed to oversee the imprisonment became his servant: washing his wound; preparing food for him.

In 2Samuel chapter 22 verse 45 to 49 – it is written, strangers shall submit themselves to me: …

Is that for you?

…as soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unto me.

That is written for me.

I don’t know about you.

There is nothing as sweet as God turning your enemies to your servant.

If He kills them, they won’t even see you when you are in your glory.

That’s why I like what David said, thou prepareth a table before me in the presence of my enemy.

I think it will be better if my enemies will be the one who will carry the washing water for me to wash my hands.

When I finish eating, let them go and wash the plates.

You know the story; maybe there is one aspect of it you don’t know.

You remember the story of a woman in a town in Osun State – wealthy woman; her house right in the center of the town.

As she sat down to eat; she wanted to eat pounded yam and out of nowhere, a frog just came and jumped on the bowl of pounded yam.

Haa! where is this frog coming from?

And she tried to smash it, drive it away from the pounded yam, the thing jumped in the bowl of stew.

So, the woman said alright, if I am not going to eat this pounded yam, neither will you.

So, she took the bowl of pounded yam and slammed it on the bowl of stew burying the frog (at least she thought so).

After sometime thinking that by now the frog will have being suffocated to death.

She opened the bowl to discover that there was no frog.

But from that day onward, she began to cough and I mean the kind of cough that she was coughing she will be urinating.

She went everywhere; Doctors tried everything they could do; she just kept on coughing.

And then one day, by the special grace of God, we went to that town to hold a programme.

She gave her life to Jesus Christ and from that day onward coughing ceased; and she began to sleep – she has not being able sleep for almost two years.

And then all of a sudden, a woman came to her and said, how did you get deliverance? – because the demon I send to you had no cure and when it left you it has come to me.

Every attack of the enemy against you will back to sender.

So the lady told her I gave my life to Jesus.

She said please show me the way.

And she too gave her life to Jesus Christ and God set her free.

Now, the beauty of the story is that the next convention when that woman in the big story building was coming to the convention, it was the lady that sent the demon that carried her bag.

Stand on your feet; lift your voice to the Almighty God loud and clear and say: Father, in Jesus mighty name, let all my enemies become my servants.

Open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God.

All my enemies, let them become my servants. Let all my enemies, my Father and my God, become my servants; all of them let them become my servants, so that they will be able to know that You are the Almighty. You said You will make my enemies my footstool, fulfill Your promise O Lord; fulfill Your promise O Lord; fulfill Your promise O Lord. Thank You Father. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Number 4) If you are one of His beloveth, He will see to it that you fulfill your destiny irrespective of what the enemy my do.

In Acts chapter 4 verse 8 to 12 – Peter was talking and he said to the people: he said, Jesus whom you crucified is the One God has raised from the dead and is the One who has just performed the miracle on this lamed man.

By the time they were crucifying the son in whom God was well pleased; they thought that His destiny had come to an end.

They killed Him; they buried Him; but God raise Him from the dead and the miracles continue.

The Bible says in 1Corithians chapter 2 verse 7 to 8 says, had they known, they would not have crucified the King of glory.

If they had known that they dying of Jesus Christ is going to lead to world evangelization, they probably would have left Him alone just in Israel.

In Acts chapter 16 in the case of Paul the apostle (Acts 16 verse 35 to 39), after the earthquake shook the place; the people who put Paul and Silas in prison sent and said you can tell them to go.

Paul said no no, they jailed me without trial, let them come and get me out of here on their own.

The enemy came and begged him: please sir, go on with your ministry – they came to beg.

In Psalm 33 verse 10 to 11, the Bible says God bring the counsel of the heathen to not but His own counsel shall stand.

There might be some of you who have been going through all manners of persecution from people who are even close to you; and you are in a situation where you are no longer even sure whether you will be able to fulfill your destiny or not; I have good news for you, the God of Joseph is still on His throne.

The brother of Joseph sold him into slavery, they said, let us see how his dream can ever come to pass!

But at the end of the day, they came and bowed down to him.

I will tell you a story, true story that I will camouflage it so you won’t be able to know the fellow concerned.

But I know one young man, happens to be the youngest son in the family.

The father had two wives and first wife had the first son; this boy was born by the second wife.

For one reason or the other, the first son hated this young fellow very badly.

And there was an occasion when he made up his mind to kill the boy; but somehow, somehow as they say in colloquial English; the boy escapes death.

Years passed, the small boy became who God wanted him to be.

And then he decided to visit that first brother and he told him from now on, on a monthly basis I will be feeding you; and the older brother began to cry because he remembered, if he had the opportunity, he would have kill this boy.

I want you to stand on your feet and tell the Almighty and say: Father, it does not matter what the enemy may be planning, let me fulfill my destiny.

Open your mouth and cry to Him because you don’t even know who the enemies are; they might be your relations; they might be those who are very close.

Let me fulfill my destiny, it does not matter what the enemy may be planning, just let me fulfill my destiny. Let me fulfill my destiny. I don’t know who they are, who might be planning against me; they have their plans, some of them have perfected the plan but Lord in spite of all of them, Abba Father, let me fulfill my destiny, let me fulfill my destiny; let me fulfill my destiny. O yes Almighty God, let me fulfill my destiny. Thank You my Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Number 5) When you are one of His beloveth children, He can perform not just special miracles for you but special miracles through you.

And I am sure some of us will like that one very much because I know there are some of us who will be delighted if God will use us to make the lame to walk, to make the blind to see and to raise the dead.

You see, when you listen to some of these testimonies, you need to put yourself in the picture to get the full impact of the testimony.

Imagine yourself being a Pastor, you are in church, you are preaching, everything is going fine, people are singing, and right there is the congregation somebody was dead; imagine how you will feel when all of a sudden that you discover one member of your congregation had been dead for two hours.

And then imagine how you will feel when by the time you lay the handkerchief on the fellow, the fellow jumps back to life.

There are some testimonies you cannot really describe the scenery unless somebody will put himself in that situation.

I have good news for somebody here today; very soon God will be performing special miracles through you.

I have told you before, the first time I saw God performing special miracles through me, it was at Ilesha, I was visiting…, I had just been General Overseer; …I was visiting and the woman brought a child, she has never spoken in all her life – the child had not spoken a word – she must be about ten years or so of age.

And they brought the child for prayer.

I was going to pray, expecting that: well, when after I have prayed I would say, okay, go on believing God, very soon we will see result.

But as I said in the name of Jesus, the girl said amen.

I nearly jumped out of the window.

A miracle that will surprise you will happen through you very soon.

If you qualify to call God Abba Father, He can perform special miracles through you.

In Mark chapter 5 verse 25 to 34, the Bible tells us that the woman with issue of blood just touch the hem of the garment of Jesus, that was all she did and she got her healing.

And Mark chapter 6 verse 56, the Bible said as many as touched Him – as many as touched the hem of His garment, they were made whole.

In the case of Apostle Paul who is closer home to us, in Acts chapter 19 verse 11 to 12, the Bible said that God perform special miracles by the hand of Paul so that through his handkerchiefs and aprons the sick were healed; and devil saw the handkerchiefs coming and they ran.

I am believing God that everyone of you will become a vessel unto honour in God’s hands.

How many of these stories can I tell you?

You have heard so many testimonies; you have heard about the handkerchiefs that the Almighty God had been using etcetera etcetera.

Maybe I will just remind you of one; some of you have probably have heard it before.

I was visiting one of our University for a program and that day it rained very heavily; that programme was supposed to start by five, the rain began by four; but the student refuse to move and stay there.

And by the time I came on by 6:00pm the rain was still on – they wanted to bring me an umbrella, I said I don’t need an umbrella, let the rain beat all of us.

But none of the student left.

I did not know they had a plan – I am not asking you to carry out a similar plan tonight – as soon as we finished, they took the chair I sat on and broke into a little piece so the each student will get one little bit, one little bit.

And from the testimonies we heard; one of the testimonies we heard was that: one of the student had a sister who had been absolutely mad, I think for sixteen years; he took that little piece of the chair, went home, touch the sister with it and the sister came out of the madness as if somebody comes out of a sleep.

She said, oh, I had a long bad dream!

They said yes, long bad dream. They did not bother to tell her that the bad dream had lasted sixteen years.

I want you to stand on your feet; lift you voice to the Almighty God and cry to Him and say: Father, in the mighty name of Jesus, use me also for Your glory.

Open your mouth and cry unto Him.

He can use you, He can use you; He can use you mightily for His glory; use me to perform special miracles. Use me to perform special miracles O Lord. Almighty God, use me to perform special miracles, special miracles; use me Lord; use me mightily for your glory. I don’t want to be ordinary Christian, I want to be mighty vessel unto honour in Your hands, Lord use me mightily for Your glory. Use me Lord, use me mightily for Your glory, use me mightily for Your glory; use me mightily for Your glory. Thank You my Father. Use me mightily for Your glory. Use me mightily, very very mightily for Your glory. Thank You Almighty God.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

I want you to do something as an act of faith.

I want you to touch two or three people by faith and say: receive a miracle now.

Touch them! Touch them! Receive a miracle now. Through me, let God give you a miracle now. Receive a miracle now.

Let us give God a big round over plus for that.

Thank You Lord.

And I hereby decree, this is the beginning of a miraculous ministry in your life.

Please be seated.

Thank You Father. Thank You Almighty God.

The Almighty God says, there are surprises and there are surprises. He said those who said you are dying for good will receive a bad surprise this month.

Let me say amen to this before I tell you.

Because the Lord says there is someone here today, He said, I destined you for greatness and I have not change My mind.

Thank You Father.

Number 6) When you are a favourite son of God, He will protect those who are close to you for your own sake.

In Mark chapter 4…

Haa, thank You Father.

Amen and amen

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said your journey to top is not over yet.

O my Daddy thank You

The Lord ask me to tell someone, He said, this year, your home will be heaven on earth again.

In Mark chapter 4 in verse 35 to 41 – Jesus Christ was with the disciples in the boat and there was storm; the boat was even full of water, they thought it was going to sink.

They needed not to have worried because there was Jesus in the boat; and because He was in the boat, there is no way any danger could have come to those who are there with Him.

In Philippians chapter 2 verse 9 to 11 – the Bible says God has given Him a name that is above every other name that at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow.

That name is available for the use of those who are precious to Him; He does not need to use the name, He is already seated far above principalities and power.

The name is for those of us who are precious to Him

And then in Acts chapter 27 verse 21 to 25, the Bible said, there was a terrible storm for days everything was dark: no sunshine, no nothing; just one horrible storm.

Then one night, an angel visited Paul and said to him, don’t worry Paul, you will reach your goal and all those who are with you on this boat.

And the people who are with him on the boat! – they were criminals, they were murderers; horrible people; – God said because of you, I will spare them.

So, I have given all those who are with you in the boat, you can have them; they can ride-on on your credit.

On funny thing happen, I think it was the prophet or evangelist who told the story himself.

We were travelling from London to Nigeria, himself and his wife was travelling in the same plane with myself.

And as usual with me, as soon as I finish eating I fell asleep promptly.

I can sleep standing up if I want to sleep not to talk of seating down.

And then there was big turbulence (they told me later on when I woke up) that the plane was jumping up and down, jumping up and down; everybody became frightened.

Then the Evangelist said, he looked in direction and saw that I was fast asleep; he turn to his wife and said: you don’t need to worry, Daddy G.O is sleeping, the plane is not going to crash.

I want you to stand on your feet; lift your voice to the Almighty God;

Pray this special prayer and say: Father, all those who are precious to me, because of me, keep sorrow away from them.

Open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God.

All those who are precious to me; all those whose sorrow can cause me sorrow, because of me, Father, keep sorrow away from them; keep sorrow away from them because of me. Anyone that will get into trouble and they will go and call me, don’t let the fellow get into trouble. All those who are close to me, those who are precious to me, my Father and my God, rather than them getting into trouble, because of me spare; spare them; spare them; spare them; because of me Almighty God spare them; spare them. All those who are close to me, my Father and my God, don’t let any evil befall them, don’t let evil come near them at all, so that their sorrow will not become my sorrow; so that their problem will not become my problem. Anyone closer to me, Father keep evil far away from them, keep sickness away from them, keep tragedy away from them, keep any problem far away from them; please Lord, because of me spare them; spare them. Thank You Father.

So shall it be in Jesus mighty name.

Please be seated.

Finally point number 7) If you belong to Him, if you qualify to call Him Abba Father, He will help you to finish well.

It is not how hard you try that will determine your success.

It is not how hard; it is not how qualified you are that will enable you to finish well, it takes the grace of God; it takes the grace of God.

In John 17 verse 1 to 5, Jesus Christ said, I have finished the work You gave me to do.

And you must understand that a stage in the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus Christ Himself said to the Father three times: Daddy all things are possible for You, I don’t want to drink this cup!

But the grace of God kept on saying: ‘not My will but Thy will be done’.

The Bible says at a stage, things got so bad that God had to send an angel from heaven to encourage Him: saying, eh en, you cannot come this far and fail.

In 2Timothy chapter 4 verse 7 to 8, Paul said, I have finished well.

The Bible said, the end of a thing is better than the beginning thereof (Ecclesiastes chapter 7 verse 8).

My prayer for you is that you will finish well.

Last month I was at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, to hold the Holy Ghost rally and then do one or two things.

And I remembered an incident that happens way back in 1965.

We went for the University games and before we left home, we had already enumerated the gold that we will bring back…

Incidentally for your information, I had brought back gold on that occasion.

But we had already mark certain people, I mean this one no doubt; this fellow, nobody can beat this fellow, this is gold no doubt.

And there was this girl, she was the fastest thing you ever saw; so, we were sure she will come first, gold was settled.

We got Ibadan during the preparatory to the final, she left everybody far behind.

And then the time came for the final: on your mark, set, go

She was gone.

But when she was about ten meters from the finishing line she fell; she got up and fell; she got up and fell; and then she began to crawl towards the finishing line.

In the main time, the fellow who would have been second came first; the one who would have been third, came second; the one who would have been come forth, had came third.

If the only thing that you get from being a favourite child of God is finishing well, it is worth it.

So, I want you to stand on your feet; I want you to lift your voice to God loud and clear and say: Father, whatever it will take, help me to finish well.

Open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God.

Please, Daddy, help me to finish well. Almighty God, help me to finish well. It is the end that is important, the end is important; the end of a thing is far far better than the beginning thereof. Lord let me finish well. Let me finish well. Lord, let me finish well. Let me finish well. Almighty God let me finish well. Thank You Father. Let me finish. Almighty God, let me finish well. Help me, let me finish well. Thank You Almighty God.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please help prophesy to the fellow next to you: you shall finish well in Jesus’ name.

And then you may be seated.

Let me conclude so that we could have some more time to pray.

What does Abba Father expect from a favourite child – what does he expect from me as a favourite child?

Because I remember very well that one great man of God once said, Daddy G.O, how come God loves you so much? Are you the only one serving God?

I am delighted to see that so many of you got up to join me when we are singing that song: ‘I am so glad, Jesus loves me’

Does He love you?

But I am sure you know He loves me more than He loves you.

I said to him, ask God; don’t ask me, ask God.

But between you and I, what does He expect from a favourite child?

Number one) Total obedience

Isaiah chapter 1 verse 19 says, if you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good of the land.

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

Just obey Him; obey Him; just obey Him.

I am sure some of you have seen me do some funny things, because I just obeyed Him.

I don’t care about what you think about me, I just want to obey Him; I want to obey my Daddy.

He has asked me to dance round sick people before, I have done so just in obedience.

He has asked me to wear seven agbadas before, I did so.

You know all these; you are all there, you saw the results; I just obey Him.

To obey is better than sacrifice.

You want to be His favorite, obey Him.

Now, you can only obey Him if you have totally surrendered to Him – Total surrender.

Paul says in Philippians 1:21 I mentioned to you earlier on (Philippians 1:21), – for me to live is Christ, to die is gain.

In living or in dying that is the meaning of surrender.

When you say you surrender your life to Him that is what it means: you are saying Lord, from now on, whether I live or die, I am Yours – Total surrender

Number three) There is a saying: ‘like father like son’. The Almighty expects you to be like Him – He is your Father, He wants people to see you and see God in you.

1John chapter 4 verse 17  – as He is, so are we in this world (that is in the Bible)

We are His representatives; we are His ambassadors; people are supposed to see Christ in us.

One child got excited after Sunday School and told his parent at home: I saw Jesus today; I saw Jesus today

Where did you see Him?

In the church.

How do you He is Jesus?

He helped me tied my shoes.

Then they asked him to describe Jesus

He describe the senior Pastor of the church.

The boy saw Jesus in the Pastor because they have just thought them, Jesus washed the feet of the Apostles.

And then, he did not know his shoes has loose

And then, he saw an elderly man bending down helping him to tie his shoes and he say, I saw Jesus.

The kind of Pastor who will tie the shoe for their member, I think that one qualifies to be mistaken for Jesus.

Mathew 5:48 says, be ye perfect even as your Father in heaven is perfect.

If He is perfect in everything, you have to be perfect in obedience – that is all He wants from you – perfect obedience.

In 1Peter chapter 1verse 15 to 16 says, be holy for I Am holy.

The reason you wants to be holy is simply because you are the son of your Father.

If you are truly the son of your Father, what you will not do in public, you won’t do it in private.

You will practice what you preach.

Whether anybody is watching you or not, you will still be holy child, the child of God holy, pure.

I told you the story of time I travelled from London to Nigeria and there was somebody seating behind me, I did not know.

And then, in first-class they were bringing drinks: One was orange; one was champagne; and one was combination of champagne and orange.

Now, the combination of champagne and orange also look like orange; the fellow bringing it has to tell you this is a combination.

I did not know somebody was behind me watching.

They brought the drinks: Sir, champagne – I said no thanks.

Champagne plus orange – no, thanks.

Orange – yes, thank you.

We got Ikeja as the plane was about to descend, then he touched me by the shoulder, how are you Pastor?

He has been watching me from London; he wanted to find out maybe, if the Pastor in Nigeria is different from Pastor in the plane.

The reason He wants you to be holy is because of Him not because of any other person.

Number four) He expects you to declare Him without shame.

Psalm 22 verse 22, David said, I will declare the Lord among my congregation; I will tell everybody this is my Daddy. I will boost of Him; I will tell all my brethren, my God is good, He is powerful; there is nothing He cannot do.

Some of us cannot even open our mouth about the One will call Abba Father.

In our place work we cannot talk about Him; in the buses we cannot talk about Him; in the market we cannot talk about; we want to only talk about Him in the church.

Eh en! Declare me! tell everybody! Witness! Let them hear about me!

And then of course, He wants you to be ever busy in His business; He wants you to be busy for Him.

In Luke chapter 2 verse 49 – when the parent of Jesus Christ had been looking for Him for three days and then they find in Him in the temple; they said, haa, why have you done this?

He said, I AM busy about my Father’s business.

Why are you looking for me, I AM busy doing my Father’s business.

Every one of us can do something for the Lord.

Nobody is too big to serve the Lord.

And there is always something in His house that you can do.

Somebody clean the chair you sat on; why can’t it be you?

Some cleans the toilet; why can’t it be you?

I remember some years ago in one of the toilets.

One fellow was talking to somebody who is cleaning the toilet and he was talking to him rudely: hey, you people, don’t you know who I am?

The fellow said, sorry sir but who are you sir?

He said, I am a manager in a bank.

Oh! He said, I am very sorry sir but for your information, I am the Chairman of another bank.

You are Manager! I am Chairman! I am here because I am working for my King.

That is what your Father is expecting from you.

That is what He is expecting fromyou.

Ask them, they will tell you when we were filling the ground at Ebute Metta because the land we had at Ebute-metta was very small but we are by the Lagoon so we were claiming more land by using sawdust because there were sawmailers on or right, sawmailers on our left and did not know what to do with their sawdust, so we say we can help you.

We are carrying the sawdust from them using it to chase the lagoon away.

I was already a lecturer at the University of Lagos; I became born-again and I realize God as being so good to me, what can I do for Him?

Every evening I will come…, ask the elders here, my basket is one of the biggest; …I will carry sawdust on my head.

I remember on occasion, there was traffic going on in Oyingbo and one of my former students at the University of Lagos saw a car coming into the church, he thought that  that fellow must know a short cut so he followed.

When he came into the church compound he saw me with basket of sawdust on my head, he said, haa, oga!

I said which oga?

I am Oga at the University; before the one who saved my soul, I am just an ordinary person.

How do I become His favorite son? :

Total Obedience

Total surrender

Like father, like son

Declare Him without shame

Be ever busy for His business

And I can assure He will answer your prayers and your surprises will begin very soon.

Amen.

So, I am going to give some prayer points now, so that you can come and talk to the Almighty God for just…, we still have plenty of time; …just about fifteen minutes.

So, you want to write down your prayer points, so that you can talk to God.

Number one of course is that you want to praise Him for even agreeing to be your Father.  Thank Him for giving me an opportunity to be your son; and I know by Your grace I can call you Abba Father. Thank You for the privilege.

And then number two you will say Father, let me be a worthy child of God never tarnishing Your image. Let me be a worthy child of God never tarnishing Your image.

And then number three: Father, everything I need to serve You diligently, please give unto me. Everything in need: the health, the strength, the money, the wisdom, the anointing, everything I need to serve you diligently, please make available unto me.

And then number four: say, Father, from now, please turn every obstacle in my way to stepping stones to glory.

Number five: Father, this year, (in fact say this month) make away for me where there was no way before. This month make a way for me where there was no way before.

Six: Father, please bring me out of all kinds of all prisons tonight: spiritual prisons, habitual prison (that is prison as a result of my habit), economy prison, bring me out of every prison tonight; I want to be free the way you brought Paul and Silas out, bring me out

And finally: Father, because I am Your favourite child, let me laugh last. Let me laugh last. Joseph laugh last, let me laugh last. David laugh last, let me laugh last. Please Lord, let me laugh last.

Those are the seven prayer points very quickly I give you fifteen minute.

If you want to come to the altar you are welcome.

If you want to seat down, you are welcome.

You want to stand, you are welcome.

Whichever way; but make sure you cry out to the Almighty God.

That seven prayer points, if you pray each one for just two minutes that will be the fifteen minute. So, pray your heart out.

Forget anybody to your right to your left, just cry to the Almighty God

Thank You that I can call you Abba Father.

Let me be a worthy child never tarnishing your image.

My Father and my God, anything I need to serve You adequately, diligently, provide for me. Turn every obstacle to stepping stones.

Make a way for me where there is no way before.

Bring me out of all kinds of prisons tonight.

Let me laugh last.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

I want you to please stand and join hands with your neighbours.

The Bible says since the days of John the baptize, the kingdom of sufereth violence and the violence ones taken it by force.

You need to pray one or two violence prayer now.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God loud and clear and say: Father, anyone trying to block the way of my neighbour, wipe them out.

Cry to the Almighty God.

If they don’t change; if they don’t repent, if they try to stand in the way of my neighbour, remove them. Anyone trying to block the way of my neighbour, if they don’t change, if they don’t repent, wipe them out; wipe them out. Thank You Jesus. ****Speaking in the Spirit****. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

One more

You will lift your voice to the Almighty and say: Father, any yoke may remain in the life of my neighbour, let Your fire consume.

Open your mouth and pray.

Any yoke that may remain in the life of my neighbour, let Your fire come down and consume it now. You are the Consuming fire Lord, any yoke, every yoke, that may be in the life of any of these Your children, let Your fire consume; let Your fire consume; let Your fire consume; let Your fire consume; let Your fire consume; let .

Open your mouth and pray.

Any yoke that may remain in the life of my neighbour let Your fire come down and consume it now. You are the Consuming fire Lord, any yoke, every yoke, that may be in the life of any of these Your children, let Your fire consume; let Your fire consume; let Your fire consume; let Your fire consume; let Your fire consume; let Your fire consume. Thank You Father. Thank You Jesus.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Now, lift your hands to the Almighty even as I pray for you.

Daddy I want to thank You for this evening. Thank You for salvation of souls; thank You for the people You promise to heal; thank You because I know some of them are already heal; thank You for the testimonies; please accept our thanks in Jesus’ name.

In Your name my Father and my God, I hereby decree that the lives of all of these Your children will only bring glory to Your name. I decree that nothing again in their actions, in their ways of life, will never bring tarnish to Your name. I pray that every one of us from now will become worthy children of God that Your light will shine through us in Jesus’ name. Father I decree that every obstacle in the way of these Your children will become stepping stone to glory; that this month in particular where there had been no way before, ways will open to Your children. And if there are any of them in any form of bondage, any form of prison: physical, spiritual, financial, marital, or otherwise, bring them out tonight. My Father and my God You are my Daddy, I know I can call You Daddy by Your grace, so, I have a very special request for all Your children who are here tonight, let them laugh last. In every situation of their life, let them laugh last. Oh my Father and my God, I am not only asking them to laugh last, I want their laughter to begin now. By the time the sun is rising, let them here good news. Let this month be a month of special surprises and let them serve You. Everything they need to serve You give unto them. Give them good health; give them strength; give them anointing; prosper them; open doors unto them. My Father and my God, by the time they meet next month for the special Holy Ghost service, everyone of these Your children, let them sing a new song.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let somebody shout hallelujah.

If you have been blessed tonight let me hear you shout a really big hallelujah.

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

COME AND DRINK

3rd of March, 2017

Thank You.

Let us lift our 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.

Let Him hear your voice, tell Him you love Him; tell Him you appreciate Him

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

He is worthy to be praised; He is worthy to be adored.

Magnify the King of kings; magnify the Lord of lords.

He is worthy; He is worthy to be praised.

Praise Him.

Hallelujah Father

Oh, we bless Your name

Thank You Father.

Thank You Jesus.

Thank You Almighty God.

In Jesus mighty name we worshipped.

Now, lift your voice to Him loud and clear and say: Father, please don’t let me come in vain.

Go ahead, talk to the Almighty God.

Don’t let me come in vain. Don’t let me leave here empty handed. Please don’t let me come in vain Lord. Don’t let me leave here empty handed. Have mercy, Lord. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

I want you to pray one more prayer; lift your voice to Him and say: Father, by the end of this service, let me sing a new song.

Go ahead, talk to the Almighty.

By the end of this service oh Lord, please, let me sing a new song – a new song of joy, a new song of victory, a new of victory at last, a new song of breakthrough; please Lord let me sing a new song. Thank You Jesus.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Our Father in heaven

We glorify Your holy name

We bow down before You

 

Our Father in heaven

We glorify Your holy name

We bow down before You

 

Our Father in heaven

We glorify Your holy name

We bow down before You

 

Our Father in heaven

We glorify Your holy name

We bow down before You

Father, we bless Your name. King of kings, Lord of lords, Ancient of days, the Alpha and the Omega, the Unchangeable changer, the One who never grow old; our Saviour, our Healer, our Provider, our Deliverer, our Promoter, our Defense, the Lord of host, glory be to Your holy name; Father, glory be to Your holy name. Thank You for thirty-one years of Holy Ghost service; Thank You for moving us from glory to glory; Thank You for testimonies; Thank You for salvation; Thank You for healings;  Thank You for deliverance; Thank You for joy and Lord thank You for life, please accept our thanks in Jesus’ name. Thank You for what You are about to do now, accept out worship in Jesus’ name. Tonight…

Thank You Father.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, I made you an eagle and you will fly.

Daddy wants me to tell someone, I will judge your adversaries tonight.

Well, Father, I was going to ask You to do a mighty things, since You have already started just complete. Save souls tonight; heal tonight; set free tonight; prove Your Almightiness tonight; at the end of it all let Your name alone be glorified.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let somebody shout hallelujah.

Shake hands with one or two people and tell them God will surprise you tonight.

Please be seated.

Now, open your Bible to John chapter 7 verse 37 to 39:

37In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, if any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink.

38He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

39(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on Him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified).

Yesterday, those of you who are on the eve of the program, you will notice that my children have given us several interpretations of this passage; all I want to do tonight is add just a little bit to what they had already said.

But I want to encourage you before we go further that you are not here tonight for yourself alone.

You are here to represent your families; you are here to represent your organizations; you are here to represent your towns, your cities; you are even here to represent your countries.

It is my prayer that the miracles God will perform here tonight will not be limited to here.

So, when it is time to pray, please pray with all your heart.

A day like this comes once a year and even for some people once in a life time.

Jesus Christ stood up and gave an invitation and this invitation is to anybody who wants to come.

No president, no matter how wealthy had ever thrown a party and invited every citizen of his country – it had never been done.

But here, my Father is about to throw a party and He invited the whole world.

Is there any one all over the world who may want to come? – come

And the only reason He could do that is because He has more than sufficient to satisfy the need of everybody.

That was why I asked you to pray at the beginning that you will not leave here empty handed because He has more than  enough to meet the need of everybody.

In Genesis 17 verse 1 – He said I AM Jehovah El-Shaddai, the God who is more than enough.

In Ephesians chapter 3 verse 20 – He said, is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all you can ask or think.

In order words, even if you think of something but what you are thinking about is so big, you are free to ask, He can still do it for you.

David said in Psalm 23 verse 5 – he said thou anointed my head with oil, my cup runs over.

I have told you in the past that when I was studying Psalm 23 and I got to that part – I turned to God, I said Almighty God, when the cup was full why didn’t You stop?

He said, I just want to show the boy that there is much more where this is coming from.

I will love to decree to somebody here tonight that by the time you are leaving here you will say God this is too much.

Number one) God is more than enough for you as a person:

In Philippians 4:19…

Thank You Father.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, the noise in your head is gone.

In Philippians 4:19 – says my God shall supply all – not small – all needs:

That means physically He is more than sufficient to take care of your needs.

The Bible says by His stripes you were healed.

And I told you before that in those days when they want to beat people during the Rome regime, they will beat you with thirty-nine stripes – it supposed to be the maximum.

But in the case of the Lord Jesus Christ, they gave Him forty stripes and Bible scholars tried to explain that to us

As I read one scientific journal that all the sicknesses and diseases in the world can be put into thirty-nine categories; Jesus took a stripe for each category and then took one extra to wait for sicknesses and diseases that have not been discovered.

So, whatever your sickness, whatever your disease, you will leave here after this service singing a new song.

There is no case too hard for Him: He can cure the incurable; you have heard testimonies upon testimonies because He is the great Physician.

Materially: He is more than sufficient for your needs because Haggai chapter 2 verse 8 says silver belongs to Him, gold belongs to Him.

But He does not just prosper you according to proverb chapter 10 verse 22 – His own blessings make you rich without adding sorrow.

There are those who are rich but they cannot eat.

There are those who are rich and they cannot sleep.

When He is the One blessing you – He blesses you and there will be no sorrow added.

Spiritually: He is more than enough for you; because He is the Lord of host, He can take care of any form of evil force.

Maritally: He is more than sufficient for you.

And I thank God you saw examples here tonight – barren for almost 19 years, when He responded, He gave them three at a go.

He is more than sufficient because according to John 15 verse 1 to 5 – He is the Vine, you are the branches; when you abide in Him, then He makes you very fruitful.

He reminds me of the story of one young man who had a Doctorate degree and just could not get a job for years – with all his education, not a single application was granted.

And because he had no job, he could not marry.

Of course, because he had no wife – no children.

A day they brought him to us, he looks like a mad man because frustration was already affecting him.

We introduce Jesus Christ to him, he surrendered his life to Jesus; by the time he got home, he got a phone call: where have you been, you have a job waiting for you from the Government.

He got a job, six month later, he was married; nine month after the marriage, he gave birth to a set of twins.

God is more than enough for your needs.

So, I want you to pray the first prayer tonight and if you don’t mind stand on your feet and cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, I have come to drink, meet all my needs today.

Open your mouth and cry unto Him.

I have come to drink, please meet all my needs today – physical needs, material needs, emotional needs, marital needs, spiritual needs. Father, I have come to drink, meet all my needs today. Meet all my needs today. You ask me to come and I have come, I have come to drink from You, meet all my needs today. Meet all my needs today. Every form of sickness let it end today; anything called poverty in my life let it end today; anything called bondage in my life let it end today. Every form bondage let it end today. Please Lord, prove that You are more than sufficient for my needs tonight. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Number two) He is more than sufficient for every member of your family.

Like I said earlier on, you are not here alone for yourself; you are here on behalf of your family.

In the case of Jairus, Mark chapter 5 verse 35 to 42, it was his daughter that needed a miracle. It was his daughter that needed something special from God.

The daughter died, but the One who had invited you to come and drink tonight settled that case.

Is your daughter in trouble – here or at home or abroad?

You will testify after today.

In Luke chapter 7 verse 11 to 15, the story of the widow of Nain, it was the son who died – It was the son who needed a miracle; and the One who invited you to come and drink tonight, took care of the situation.

I told you before of a time that I was invited to minister in Ikoyi; it was a gathering of high and mighty; and why the people were gathering he asked me to go and seat in the house of the one who was to be the hostess for that day.

I was going to preach on ‘the God of miracles’ but when I entered into the house and I saw five levels of sitting rooms in ascending order of splendor, I wanted to change my topic.

I said, Lord, this people do not need miracle.

And God spoke to me, son, do not be deceived.

The one son of the woman who owns this house is heavily on drugs.

The lady is not the one in trouble, is the son.

Do you have a son who is in one form of problem, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, in the case of tonight, you will testify.

It is enough for your brother or sister:  in the case of Lazarus, it was a brother who died. The brother whose case was considered beyond solution but the Almighty God took care of the situation.

In Isaiah 46 verse 3 – the Bible tells us that God is sufficient even for the baby in the womb.

So, if the Doctors have told you there is something wrong with your baby in the womb, tell them my God will take care.

He is sufficient for every member of the family: the daughters, the sons, the brothers, the sisters, even the one in the womb.

Some of you will remember the case of a lady whose baby in the womb died and the Doctors told her we must evacuate because not only the baby dead, the baby is already rotten – we must evacuate so that the poison from the rottenness will not destroy your own blood.

But the congress was near and she said to them let me go to the congress first, if God does not do a miracle then, then you can evacuate.

They told her, you delay for one week, you might be dead yourself.

And she turned to God, she came.

First day, nothing happen.

Second nothing happen.

Then third day, the power of God came down so heavily, I could not stand; I had to ask for a chair while I was preaching and as I was about to seat down, God spoke and said there is a woman here the baby in your stomach had been dead for a long time but I AM bringing the baby back to life.

Instantly, the baby jumped back to life.

I want you to stand on your feet and cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, I have come to drink, let Your miracle flow to every member of my family.

Open your mouth and pray.

Father, I have come to drink, let Your miracle flow to every member of my family – to my brothers, to my sisters, to my sons, to my daughters, to my cousins, to my nephews, to my aunties, to my uncles, let your miracle flow to every member of my family. That is why I have come, I have come to drink Lord, let Your miracle flow, let Your miracle flow to every member of my family. Let Your miracle flow to every member of my family today – my wife, my children, all my relatives – let Your miracles flow to every member of my family today. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Number three) He is more than sufficient for your friends and associates.

After taking care of your own needs; after taking care of all needs of every member of your family, He can take care all the needs of your friends and associates adequately.

In Mark chapter 2 verse 1 to 12…

Thank You Father.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight and He says you will understand, He said, there will be no more harassment in your dreams.

From now on you will sleep peacefully, no more harassment in your dreams.

Mark chapter 2 verse 1 to 12 – the Bible says four young man brought a man to Jesus; they were healthy young men but their friend was in need – which is the friend who needed a miracle – and Jesus proved more than sufficient for the friend.

The man was not just healed, he carried his bed back. They carried him in, he carried the carrier out.

In Acts chapter 9 verse 36 to 42, there is a lady called Dorcas she is the one who died but those associated with her are those who cried to the One who ask you to come and drink – and God went straight into grave and brought Dorcas back.

There is a story I really like that will form the foundation for your next prayer.

In Acts chapter 27 verse 18 to 25…

Thank You Father

(Let me say amen to this one)

Because the Lord says there is someone here tonight or somewhere hearing my voice all over, He said the enemy will forget you for a long time. They just forget about you for a long time.

In Acts 27…

Thank You Father.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said the noise in your stomach is gone forever.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said that suspicious growth in your nose is gone.

I know it is going to be a great night.

The Lord asks me to tell someone, He said that which is blocking your vision is already removed.

(Let me say amen again to this one)

Because the Lord says there is someone here today, He said I will yet be glorified in your life.

Acts 27 verse 18 to 25 is the story of Paul who was sailing to Rome and there were all manners of criminals with him in the boat and then there was this terrible storm, so bad that for two weeks they could not even see the sun, so they thought they were going to perish.

But one night an Angel visited Paul and told him don’t worry you won’t die and I have given all those who are in the boat to you – because of you, they were not Christians, but because of you, I will spare them all.

… and there was a police riding a motorcycle as escort for us.

And he entered into a road to stop the traffic so that we can continue and a car was coming at top speed and hit him, threw him off the motorcycle; crushed the motorcycle completely and ran over him and yet fled away.

I mean you know the meaning of that.

I lifted my voice to my Father: that man is with me; he is riding escort for me.

And they carried him to the hospital – that is a case we called ‘dead on arriver’

I had to go on to the service. After the service I wanted to know about the family of the man so that whatever we can do to help; but my Father had heard my voice.

They examined the man – no broken bones! No scratch! Completely whole!

Stand on your feet and cry to God for your friends and associates and say: Father, I have come to drink, let Your miracles flow to all my friends and all my associates.

Please open your mouth and cry to Him

Please I have come to drink tonight, let Your miracles flow to all my friends, to all my associates; anyone associated with me, please let Your miracles flow to them; let Your miracles flow to them. I have come to drink, oh Lord, because I am here, let Your miracles flow to all my friends, to all my associates, to all my co-workers, let Your miracles flow to them. I know You are more than sufficient, please let Your miracles flow, let Your blessings flow to all my friends, to all my associates; please let Your miracles flow. Thank You my Father. Anyone close to me, Lord, anyone associated with me, don’t let them know the problem, don’t let them know sorrow, let Your miracles flow to all of them, please Lord.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Number four) He is more than sufficient that His power can flow into your dress.

He is so powerful that when you come to Him and you drink, He can so robe you with power greatly that even your shadow will become powerful.

In Mathew chapter 14 verse 35 to 36, the Bible says when they heard He was in town they brought all manners of sick people to come and meet Him;  and all who touched Him got healed.

In Acts 19 verse 11 to 12, the Bible says God perform special miracles by the hand of Paul that from his body, aprons and handkerchiefs was taken to the sick and they were all healed.

You have heard the testimony tonight of handkerchief anointed here and that young man laid it on his son that died and that son came back to life.

In Acts chapter 5 verse 14 to 16, the Bible said, the shadow of Peter healed the sick.

At least some of you will remember and occasion here when the Lord spoke that the dress that you are wearing that particular night had become anointed.

How many of you will remember?

Shortly after that, you heard the testimony of a brother who was attacked by armed robbers and they fired six bullets at him.

He showed us his jacket (some of you will remember); we saw six bullets holes coming in through the front; we saw six bullets holes coming out at the back of the jacket; we saw these six bullets holes in the singlet that he wore and there was no scratch on him.

What happen!

The dress he wore that day became anointed.

I am going to beg you to cry to God tonight, lift your voice to Him and say: Father, I have come to drink, the dress I am wearing now, anoint it from heaven.

Anoint my dress tonight. Soak me with Your anointing tonight. Soak me with Your anointing tonight. Soak me Lord, everything that is on me now, soak it with Your anointing. He is more than sufficient He can flow into your dress, so flow into you – into your dress, even your shadow and become power carrier. Soak this dress O Lord; soak it with Your anointing, fill it with power, let it begin to perform miracles after tonight. With this dress Lord, let mighty miracles begin to happen – healing the sick, chasing out demons, raising the dead. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Number five) (I particularly like this) His power can flow and saturate your domain.

Psalm 24 verse 1 says the earth is the Lord and fullness thereof.

He owns the earth but He gives a little bit of it to individuals: your house, your office, maybe your village or city; or even your country depending on your position in life.

His power can flow and soak your domain.

For example, in the case Cornelius in Acts chapter 10 verse 1 to 48 – the house of Cornelius was his domain and he gathered his people there and the Holy Spirit soaks everyone in that house.

In Acts chapter 16 verse 16 to 34 – the moment Paul got into jail, he took over the place. When God visited him there, he broke the chain of everybody, the prison door was flung open; even the Jailer came and bow before him

Oh, thank You Father.

The Lord asks me to tell you, the prayer we had just prayed has been answered.

You know the meaning of that; take care of the dress you are wearing now – take care of that dress – this is not the one you are going to dash out.

Let me tell you another story.

Another fellow was here when God said He has anointed our dress and I told you then if you are attending an interview or something, wear that dress. So, he wore his own because he was going to attend an interview in Lagos.

On the Third Mainland bridge there was an accident: the bus in which he was travelling caught fire; everybody in the bus got burnt to death; he was the only one who came out without a single burn.

Take care of the dress you are wearing tonight!

If you heard me correctly let me hear you shout hallelujah

Thank You my Daddy.

In Acts chapter 8…

Haa! let me say amen to this one.

Daddy said, there is someone here tonight, up till this moment you have known addition, now, get ready for multiplication.

Daddy says there is someone here, He says, as of now nobody regard you as anyone, but He asked me to tell you, very soon you will be gathering with high and mighty.

Now, in Acts chapter 8 from verse 5 to 8, the moment Philip got to Samaria, his God took over the city so that there was great joy in the city.

May I prophecy to someone here, because you came, there will be joy in your town.

It was a sorcerer that was in charge of Samaria before Philip came.

But when light came, darkness bowed.

Every tree in your town that is tree representing the devil that is not allowing that city to become what God want it to become, before the sun rises it tomorrow, the fire of the Almighty God will consume it.

The power of God can soak your domain.

By the grace of God, where we are now used to be headquarters of highway robbers and pythons before we came; nobody wanted this place; that’s why when we came we are buying an acre of land for one thousand naira.

When you are not crazy, who want to be living at the headquarters of highway robbers?

And then we came, and our Daddy came with us; now, this is now our domain.

And I will remind you of a testimony of a lady who went to America to look after her grandchildren and she had a stroke.

And she told the children, please send me home quickly.

Haa! mama, anybody in your kind of situation we want to come to America for treatment.

She said, no no no, send me to Nigeria I am going to meet my God.

Mama, God is everywhere.

She said I know but I know where His headquarters is.

They brought mama in a wheel chair; as soon as she got to redemption camp; as soon as her feet touched redemption camp, she was healed completely.

I want you to stand on your feet and cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, I have come to drink, let Your power flow to my domain. Let Your power flow into my house, flow into my office, flow into my village, flow into my town, flow into my country.

Oh Lord let your power flow. Let Your power flow into my domain. O yes Lord let Your power flow into my house, into my one bedroom apartment, into my office – that section that you gave me, let Your power flow into my domain; let Your power flow into my domain. Almighty God, let Your power flow into my domain. Let Your power flow into my house, flow into my office, flow into my church, flow into my village, flow Lord God Almighty into my cities, flow into my country, let Your power flow Lord. Let Your power flow into my domain. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Now, how does this power flow?

You see, Jesus Christ said, come and drink and then out of your belly shall flow rivers of living water.

In John chapter 4 verse 14, He says the water I AM going to give you to drink shall become in you a well that will then begin to flow into everlasting life.

And then in Luke chapter 6 verse 45…

Amen

God is talking to someone in particular, He asked me to tell you, rejoice, because your wall of Jericho is down at last.

If you are that one let me hear you shout hallelujah.

Amen and amen.

O God what a night!

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said in order to show that I control the calendar of your life, every opportunity you lost last year shall return.

In Luke chapter 6 verse 45, the Bible says out of the abundant of the heart, the mouth speaks – the river flow through your mouth.

In Job chapter 22 verse 21 to 28, the Bible says, if you satisfy certain conditions, you shall decree a thing and it shall be established unto you.

And I have heard a special permission from my Father, so, this special anniversary occasion to do some decreeing.

And I am going to remind you of a story before your next prayer because I have heard some people trying to tell the story and at times they don’t tell it correctly.

I told you of a young man who came to us (whenever I say a young man that means somebody is younger than I), Daddy, I have been struggling for a long time, I too want to go into something big; so, I have applied to a company, I want to become their Deputy Managing Director.

I am going for an interview that is why I have come to you.

I said okay, let us pray.

He said no no no, don’t pray; just speak a word

I said okay – the interview will go well.

Thank you Daddy and he left.

The following day he came, full of excitement – Daddy, I got there, I got to the Board room, I had prepared very hard for the interview but they ask me only three questions: what is your name? I told them; what post have you applied for? I told them; when can you start? So I told them I will start tomorrow.

I said congratulations.

He said, no no no Daddy.

Speak another word.

I said okay – you shall be rapid

He said amen

The following day he came back again, trembling with excitement – Daddy, I went to resume, when I got there, they ask me to go to the Board room and I met the same people who interviewed me, they said to me, young man, after you left our Managing Director resigned, are you ready for the work of the Managing Director?

So, I said, haa! Congratulations

He said, no no no, speak another word.

So I said to him: the One who has started a good work in you, will perfect it – and he left.

The following day he came back again; what again now!

He could hardly speak.

He said I got to work this morning they asked me to go to the Board room; I went to the Board room: they said, young man, we have discovered why our Managing Director resigned; he went to rival company because they doubled his salary; since we don’t want you to leave we will double your salary.

I said congratulations.

He said, no no no, speak another word.

I said do you want to take the company from the owner?

I want to give you two minutes to stand on your feet to ask God for whatever you want and then I will speak a word.

Anything you want from the Almighty God, anything you want Him to do, now that you have come to drink, and then I will speak a word.

Let us begin to bring our prayer to a close.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Now, by the authority vested in me by the most high God, I hereby decree whatever you have asked for is done. Whether the devil likes it or not, I decree now it is done. Even before the sun rises, it is done. So shall it be.

In Jesus mighty name.

Amen.

Please be seated.

Oluwa ti se

Haa!

I can hear someone singing: my life is moving again – and so shall it be.

What does it take for the rivers to flow?

When Jesus stood up and cried, he said, if any man thirst, he should come – anyone who is thirsty for healing, for health, let him come.

Anyone who is tired of poverty, tired of brother-hang-me-down, let him come.

Anyone who wants to please God, desperately desirous of what is needed to please God, He said, let him come.

I mean in 2Chronicles chapter 1 verse 6 to 15 – all that Solomon said he wanted was wisdom and understanding, so he could take care of God’s people.

God gave him what he asked for and there was an overflow – what he did not even ask for God added.

You know the history of the Holy Ghost service: God asked me thirty-one years ago, son, what do you want for your birthday?

I said God, since You asked, I want a miracle for every member of my congregation.

I did not ask anything for myself, I ask for the congregation.

That is how it started – and look at what it has become now.

If you are determined to please Him, come and drink.

If you want to use health to serve Him, come and drink.

You want to use wealth to serve Him, come and drink.

I have never cry to God and say God give me a dress.

I never prayed for a car.

The only time I cried for anything material was when I was leaving into full time and I was leaving the mansion I was living in Ilorin to come and live in Mushin and I said Lord, please, build me a boy’s quarter – give me a room for me; a room for my wife; a room for my children – boy’s quarter.

And He said, son, don’t ask me for a house, I have decided to build you a city, just focus on serving Me, leave the rest to Me.

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.

What does He require from you?

He wants you to come under His management.

Mathew 11 verse 28 to 30 – come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.

But He said, take My yoke upon you and learn of Me.

Come under My management; do whatever I ask you to do, I will handle the rest.

I am a living testimony that God is faithful – very faithful! Very very very Faithfull!

Once He asked me to go to a town called Denver in Colorado in America in January

I say yes Lord, I will go; but, Daddy you know I don’t like cold – and that is a very cold place in January; snow all the time – I will go

He said, son, I will go with you.

I was there for four days; in the middle of winter, my Father brought summer – the temperature was like that of Nigeria – we were wearing T-shirt in January in Denver.

The moment I entered into the plane and the plane took off, the snow that had not snowed for four days came down.

He controls the heavens; He controls the earth; He controls living and dying, surrender all to Him and He will surprise you.

So in closing, because there is still one or two things God wants to do.

Maybe you are not here when they make the altar call earlier this evening; or you are here but you have not made up your mind then; but now you want to surrender your life to Jesus, I am going to count from one to ten; before I say ten, come, come and stand before me so that I can pray for salvation.

In all the viewing centers all over the world, if you want to give your life to Jesus, just go to the altar, the Pastors there will take care of the situation.

I can see that the old auditorium is also full; in the same way, you go to the altar if you want to give your life to Jesus and I will pray for your salvation.

I am counting now

One, two, three,

He controls your destiny, so come, come to the altar and surrender your life to Him; let your soul be saved today and He will give you a new beginning.

Thank You Father

Four, five,

Please come quickly, we are about to go to the climax of the evening

Six, seven, eight, nine,

Now those of you who are already in front and those of you who are coming, cry to Jesus now and ask Him to please save your soul, forgive all your sins, tell Him from now on you will serve Him; tell Him you will be under His management; ask Him to be merciful unto you and save your soul.

The rest of us, please, let us stretch our hands towards this people and intercede for them that the One who saved our souls will save their own souls also. Please pray for them. Pray for them. Thank You Father. Once you are coming, keep coming, just make sure you get here before I finish praying. Pray that Jesus will save your soul. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Savior, I want to thank You for Your word and I want to thank You for this people who have come forward to surrender their lives to You, please receive them, save their souls, let Your blood wash away their sins, write their names in the Book of Life and from now on any time they call on You, please answer them by fire. Don’t let them backslide; let them serve you till the end.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen

Now, I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward, today is a new day for you now, everything will become new. And I promise you, from now I will be praying for you. So, some Counselors are already near you, they will give you a card that you will fill quickly, just give me your name, your address and your prayer request and I promise you I will be praying for you.

Congratulations

Now, while they are filling their forms, we will have some worship songs and then they should be done within two to three minutes and we will proceed from there.

————————–Instrumentalist worship————————-

Thank you.

In the next fifteen to twenty minutes He is going to change several people destiny permanently. So, kindly pay maximum attention now.

The Bible says, the Just shall the live by faith.

The One who had invited us to come and drink, is someone we cannot see now but He has representatives on earth.

By His special grace and His grace alone, I happen to be one of them.

And you know I never do anything expect He asks me to do it.

He asked me to do something, which I am about to do; and please take that section of this service very very seriously because it is going to lead to the next section.

He ask me to make a sign to  you– sign of come and drink- and He says why I am doing that you should pray with all your heart and the prayer is simple: Father, fill me to overflowing – that is all.

When we finish that section, then I will lead you to the next one.

And those of you who are watching all over the world if at all you are able to stand, please stand now. Let all of us stand and focus on me because I am standing as a representative of Jesus Christ.

I am not Jesus; I am His representative and He is the One who says: just make a sign to you and that as I do so, you pray one prayer: Father, fill me to overflowing. And you keep praying that prayer until I stop you.

So, here we go

Thank You Father

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Very briefly, He asked me to give you and an explanation of what you are about to do next; because you are going to pray a prayer with your mouth now fresh with anointing – a kind of prayer you have not prayed before.

In 2Kings chapter 2 verse 23 to 24, the Almighty God had just filled Elisha to overflowing and some people began to mock him and he cursed them.

Everything mocking your destiny you are about to curse.

In Mathew chapter 15 verse 13, the Bible says, every plant my Father have not planted shall be rooted.

Whatever was not in you when God created you, you are going to curse it tonight.

In Mark chapter 11 from verse 12 to 14, Jesus was hungry and He saw a fig tree that has plenty of leaves and had no fruit, He cursed it.

You are going to curse every form of fruitlessness in your life tonight.

So, I want you to pray as violently as you can and say: in the mighty name of Jesus, everything mocking my destiny, I curse you.

Open your mouth and cry to God.                                       

Everything mocking my destiny, I curse you in the mighty name of Jesus. Everything that is saying where is your God, I curse you in the mighty name of Jesus; I curse you in the mighty name of Jesus. And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Then you will lift up your voice again and say everything that was not in my when God made me – sickness, demons, failure – I curse you tonight in Jesus’ name. Every plant my Father did not plant that is in me, that is in my life, that is  in my home, that is in my business, that is in my church, that is in my town – every plant my Father did not plant I curse you tonight, die from the root. Every tree that God did not plant that the Almighty God did not put in me when He made, everything that was not there when He fashioned me, I curse you, die from the root. Cancer die; hypertension die; asthma die; diabetes die, everything that was not place in me by God, I curse you in the mighty name of Jesus.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Then you will lift your voice to Him and say: Father, every form of barrenness, every form of failure, every form of fruitless efforts, every form of stagnation in my life, I curse you tonight, I curse you tonight.

Barrenness I curse; failure I curse you; lack of promotion I curse you; every evil covenant I curse you. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Finally, with your fresh with anointing, call in the blessings – and say: in the mighty name of Jesus, goodness and mercy follow Adeboye all the day of his life (mention your name). Joy, come in. Success, come in. Peace, come into my home. Harmony, come into my home. Progress, come into my life. Breakthroughs, testimonies, miracles, signs; wonders, come into me, come into me. Goodness, mercy, come in, come into me; come in, come in, come in. Joy unspeakable, full of glory come into me, come into me; come into me. Thank You Father. Thank You Almighty.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be.

So shall it be!

Everything you have cursed will remain cursed. In the Name of the One who sent me, you are free. Free from sickness, free from disease, free from failure, free from barrenness, free from stagnation, free from sorrow, no more losses.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

If you receive it, let me hear you shout a big hallelujah.

Please be seated.

 

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

ABBA FATHER (PART 3)

8th of April, 2017

Let us go ahead and bless the name of the Lord; let us lift hands to the Almighty God.

Let us worship the King of kings and the Lord of lords.

Let us bless His holy name.

He is worthy to be praised; He is worthy to be adored.

Magnify His holy name.

Praise the King of kings, the Lord of lords; the Ancient of days.

Worship Him for He is worthy, He is worthy to be praised, worthy to be adored; He is worthy to be magnified.

Praise Him.                                              

Praise the King of kings.

Praise Abba Father; praise the Father of all fathers, the Father of fatherless, the Husband of the widow, the Unchangeable changer, the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the Ending; the One who is, the One who was, the One who is to come, bless His holy name.

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

Thank You Father.

Thank You Almighty God.

Thank You Daddy.

O blessed be Your holy name.

Thank You Daddy.

May Your name forever be glorify.

Thank You Daddy.

In Jesus mighty name we worshipped.

Lift your voice to Him and say: Father, we have come to You tonight as Your children, please carry us in Your arms and bless us.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

We have all come as children Lord, we are all children in Your arms, please, carry us in Your arms Lord and bless us. Carry us in Your arms O Lord and bless us. Thank You Father. All of us have come like children, please carry us in Your arms and bless us Lord. Bless us Lord. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

I have a Father

Almighty Father

He is King of kings and Lord of lords

I have a Father.

(hallelujah)

 

I have a Father

Almighty Father

He is King of kings and Lord of lords

I have a Father.

(hallelujah)

 

I have a Father

Almighty Father

He is King of kings and Lord of lords

I have a Father.

King of kings and Lord of lords, the original Father, Abba Father, the Father of all fathers, the Father of the fatherless, the Husband of the widow, the Unchangeable changer, the One who lives forever, glory be to Your holy name; Father, glory be to Your holy name. Thank You For January; thank You for February; thank You for what You did last month; thank You for what You are about to do now, accept our worship in Jesus’ name. We have all come to You tonight as children, because in Your hand You the Ancient of days, You who have been before the mountains where brought forth, we are all children, tonight please carry us in Your arms and bless us mightily. Before this night is over my Father and my God let everyone of us know the joy of children. And all over the world where they are listening to us right now my Father and my God please do something new. And Daddy, I am committing into Your hands specially all those who have decided to be our partner in this great work, wherever they maybe tonight all over the world my Father and my God, bless them mightily, support them, strengthen them, provide for them, answer their prayers; each time I hear concerning them, let it be good news.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let somebody shout hallelujah.

Shake hand with one or two people and tell him or her: God is going to bless you mightily tonight.

And then you may please be seated.

Abba Father Part 3

To become a child of God or to be born-again is different from being somebody who likes Jesus; is different from someone who goes to church; is different from someone who helps Jesus to celebrate His birthday at Christmas…

To be a child of God, to be born-again is actually the same thing as saying to Jesus Christ: I will marry You; I will be Your wife.

Let me explain

In some houses in Lagos, we have what we called – we have rooms that we called – ‘face me, I face you’; some of you know what I am talking about.

So, there could be a man in a house, living in his own room; and there could be several women living in their own rooms still in the same house and they could become very friendly, when the man wants to celebrate his birthday they help him celebrate.

But he cannot say to anyone living in any of those rooms, you cannot go out when they say they want to go out.

They will tell him, we are not your wife.

A person who is born again is somebody who had already said to Jesus Christ – I do.

Will you accept me as your lawful husband?

Yes, I do – I accept You.

Being born again means you have become married to Jesus.

The implication of that is that you will get:

Number one) A new name.

When you marry a man, you will get a new name.

When you get into a church to marry, you can go in a Miss Ojo and come back as Mrs. Dada – you get a new name.

In John chapter 1 verses 11 and 12, the Bible says, He came unto His own and His own received Him not. But to as many as received Him, to as many as said I do, to them gave he power to become the sons of God – you get a new name.

Your former name when your friends are calling you might be ‘Babake’ or some other funny name names but the moment you say I do to Jesus Christ your name changes to ‘Child of God’.

And I want to thank the Almighty God for my children who have performed tonight; I have never seen something like this before.

From the little children who performed to that young lady that preached that fantastic sermon; I have never seen anything like this before, I am blessed, glory be to God.

…to them gave he power to become sons of God or daughters of God depending on your sex.

And the new name that you get is recognized in heaven; it is also recognized in hell.

For example, in Acts chapter 16, you can read it from verse 11 to 17 (Acts 16 verse 11 to 17), the Bible says, God was performing special miracles by the hand of Paul and then some people who taught that they can just us the name of Jesus…; after all they say the name is available to all; some said, we saw casting out demons in the name of Jesus, so, they saw a mad man and they said to the devil in him, devil come out.

The devil said, Jesus I know; Paul I know – I know Paul is connected to Jesus, he is married to Jesus, he can use the name of Jesus and it will work for him – and he said, but who are you?

And he gave them thorough beating.

When you go into the church or registry to be married, the moment you said I do to your husband, whether you know it or not from that moment onward you are married and the marriage is recognized all over the world.

If you come out of that church and you said afterall, all I said is I do, it does not mean anything: I have not increase in height; my complexion has not change; it is me who went in that is coming out and therefore you go and marry another person, they will send you to prison.

Because you had already said: I do.

The moment you say I do to Jesus Christ, the colour of your skin my not change, your height may not change but you are already marry to Jesus and you know what, Satan recognizes the fact that you are now married.

We used to sing a song: I am married to Jesus, Satan leave me alone…

How many of you know the song?

You want to sing it for me?

I am married to Jesus Satan leave me alone

I am married to Jesus Satan leave me alone

My husband is coming to take me away

To His…

 

The moment you say I do, you have a new name.

I will tell you a story; some of you have heard it before.

When was I a Lecturer at the University of Lagos, one of my students came to me one day; as matter of fact she told her situation to her roommate and the roommate say to her don’t worry I will take you to my Pastor.

She said, she had a dream; she was given a lift and in the car there were four men; as soon as she entered, all four of them pulled out guns and they wanted to shut her that was when she woke up sweating and she knew this was not an ordinary dream.

So, she ran to someone who was palm-reader and said can you tell me what my dream means.

The Palm reader looked at and said: haa! on the 23rd of March you will die.

Is there anything I can do about it?

The Palm reader said, nothing, it is settled – 23rd of March, you are died.

She said, I think I will try somebody else; so, she ran to Babalawo (a oracle man)

The oracle man checks here and there and said, Haa! what have you done?

She said what do you mean?

He said, on the 23rd of March, you will die.

Haha! What can I do, so that I won’t die?

The Babalawo said, nothing, you will die.

So, she said, maybe these people do not know what they are talking about.

So, she went to the bar beach to one of the so called prophet there and told him the story.

That one rang some bell; roll on the sand and came back and said, on the 23rd of March you will die.

You will say how did the three of them know the same date?

Well, they heard from their own father.

By the time she came back to the campus she was almost mad; that was when the roommate brought her to me and when she began to tell me the story; I was much younger than now; I just began to laugh and that got her more perplexed – she taught I was the one who will execute the judgment.

I told her, you give your life to Jesus, you say I do to my God, you will live and you will not die.

She gave her life to Jesus Christ.

On the 24th of March, she came to see me and say, I am alive.

I said, I told you, you will be alive.

I want to decree to somebody here today, you will live and you will not die.

But then she said something strange happened in the hostel last night: she said, not a single one of the girls in the hostel was able to sleep throughout the night.

She said, could you explain that?

I said, O yes, the spirit of death came looking for you but you have a new name – they were looking for the fellow with the old name.

I decree today, every evil looking for the fellow with your old name, will miss their way.

When you give your life to Jesus, you become married to him and you get a new name.

Number two) Not only will you get a new name, you get a new accommodation.

Before you got married you are living in your father’s house; the day you marry, you go to your husband’s house – there is a change of accommodation.

Colossians chapter 1 verse 12 to 13 says, you are translated out of the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of His dear son.

When you say I do to Jesus, you are translated; you change residence.

Ephesians chapter 2 verse 6 says you now become seated in the heavenly places with your husband Jesus Christ

Ephesians 1: 19 to 23 says, you become seated with Him far above principalities and powers.

When you become married to Jesus Christ, you get to a place where principalities and powers cannot reach you, you are far above them; you are translated out of darkness into light.

Many of you will remember the story, I have told you again and again of a woman who was in the city of Ilorin and had this peculiar sickness that whenever you switch on electricity, instead of the appliance working, the current will be flowing through her – You know the story.

You switch on the fan instead of the fan rotating, the woman will be rotating

You switch on electric iron, instead of the iron getting hot, the woman will be getting hot.

That was the situation when they came to call us and I told them…; because in the house she lives you there not put on the light; …give your life to Jesus Christ, you will be translated out of the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light.

She gave her to Jesus; prayed a simple prayer – we switch on the light, the light came up; we switch on the fridge, the fridge began to work; we switch on the electric iron, the electric iron began to work.

When you give you life to Jesus Christ, you are translated.

And to any of you who might still be living under the influence of forces of darkness, I am decreeing to you tonight, you shall be translated.

And then number three) When you get married, you get a new name; you get a new accommodation; and you get new responsibilities.

Your husband has new responsibility to you, he is now your husband.

It is his duty now to provide for your needs.

Philippians 4: 19 tells us that my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

He provides for your body.

1Peter 2 verse 24: once you are married to Him, by His stripes you become heal – you cannot be married to the doctor and remain sick – you cannot be married to the great Physician and he won’t take care of your body.

He takes care of your soul – Mathew 1: 21 says you shall call His name Jesus for He shall save His people from their sins.

He takes care of your spirit because you are made up of body, soul and spirit.

He takes care of spirit because even according to Mathew chapter 3 verse 11 the Bible says He will baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire.

Your husband begins to supply all your needs but then you now have a responsibility: you begin to cook his food; you begin to keep the house clean; you begin to do whatever he asked you to do; you have your own responsibilities as a wife.

If he asked you not go out now, you cannot go out because he is now your husband.

That is why Jesus Christ said in Mathew 11 verse 28 to 30, He said, come onto me all ye that labour and heavy laden and I will give you rest – come and marry me and I will take over.

He said, if you are marrying me, you must take my yoke upon you and learn of me.

But you know what He said: He said, My yoke is easy, My burden is light – marry me, I will take over your yoke; I will take over your burden and you take My own: My own is easy; My burden is light.

By refusing to give your life to Jesus Christ, you are cheating yourself and that is why I want to give you opportunity tonight before we go to Abba Father Part Three.

If you have not yet given your life to Jesus Christ, come and do so.

You are not a Christian because your name is Enoch or Mary or Joseph or Elizabeth.

You are not a Christian because you go church.

You are not a Christian because you sing in the choir.

Let me tell you, the original choir master in heaven was Satan before he fell.

Thank God there are no demons among my choir.

But until you say I do to Jesus; until you become married to Him, you cannot get a new; you cannot get the accommodation of light; you cannot get in taking care of all your situations.

But if you say I do to Him, He gives you a new name recognized in heaven, recognized in hell; He translate you from darkness into His own kingdom of light; He begins to take care of you as you begin to obey Him.

So, if you are here and say I did not have understanding like this before but now I do.

 I want to say I do to Jesus Christ; I want Him to become my husband; I want to marry Him; I will obey Him in  all things; I will do whatever He ask me to do and anything He says He does not want me to do according to His word I won’t do.

If you want to give your life to Jesus Christ, I will count from one to ten; before I say ten, come and stand before me so that I can pray for your salvation and then your name will change and you become a child of God; your accommodation will change from darkness to light; your responsibilities will change, you will no longer serve Satan you will be serving Jesus Christ

So, if anybody is here, you want to give your life to Jesus, come now as I begin to count.

One, two,

Come on clap for these new brides of Jesus Christ; the church of God is called the bride of Christ, Jesus is our husband.

Three…,

Come and say I do to Jesus today; let there be a wedding ceremony here tonight as you become a bride of Jesus Christ

Four, five…;

And those of you at the viewing centers just go towards the altar there, go towards the screen, the Pastors there will attend to you, my prayer here will reach you over there.

Six, seven, eight…

Those of you already in front begin to pray; call on him.

And those of you on the way pray as you come: Jesus save my soul, I want to become part of Your bride. Save my soul; become my husband; I will serve You from now on. Forgive all my sins and be my husband from now on and forever – I will serve You. I want a new name, a new name written down in glory; I will serve You.

Keep coming those of you on the way;

Nine…

And the rest of us please let us stretch our hands towards them and pray for them that the Almighty God will save their souls; that He will forgive all their sins; that they will become part and parcel of the bride of Christ. Intercede for them brethren for about two minutes. Those of you on the way keep coming you are not late yet just make sure you get here before I finish praying. Keep coming. Keep coming and pray as you come: Jesus I have come to surrender my life to You, save my soul and I will serve You, I will serve You for the rest of my life. I will take Your yoke upon me Lord; I will learn of You; I will obey You, be my Saviour and be my Lord and I will serve You for the rest of my life. Those of you on the way hurry up now because I am about to pray for salvation. Make sure you get here before I finish praying. And brethren let us intercede for one more minute that the One who saved our souls will save their own souls; that the Almighty God will begin to take care of them from now on; that He will forgive their sins; He will become their Saviour and become their Lord. Thank You Jesus. Those of you still on the way hurry up, I am about to pray now.

And Counselors could you please come here and attend to them here, there are quite a number of them now. Counselors please move smartly and come even as I pray. And if you are coming to give your life to Jesus just keep coming, get here before I finish praying.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Our Father and our God we just want to say thank You for Your word, thank You for an opportunity to have a brand new name; thank You for the opportunity to have a brand new accommodation; thank You for the opportunity to have someone who will now be carry our responsibilities, please accept our worship in Jesus’ name. I commit all these Your children into Your hands please receive them in Jesus’ name; save their souls; let Your blood wash away their sins; write their new name in the Book of Life; and Lord God Almighty, don’t let them ever go back into sin; and from now on any time they call upon You answer them by fire; and let them serve You till the end and I pray that in Your kingdom none of them will be missing.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Those of you who have come forward tonight to surrender your life to Jesus Christ: welcome to part of the bride of Christ – congratulations.

Let me hear you shout hallelujah.

Now, because of you according to the word of God, Jesus is dancing in heaven because you have increase in number of His bride and I rejoicing with you because from now on I will be praying for you. So, I am going to need your names, your address and your prayer requests.

Counselors will give you a card and you will fill that card very quickly and as soon as you finish filling the card, you give it back to them and you can go back to your seat.

I will wait for you; we will wait for you till you finish before we continue.

Congratulations.

…join the Counselors, it seems they are bit overwhelmed.

Could you please go ahead and help the Counselors, as many of you as possible God bless you Pastors.

Softly so that the Counselors can hear them when they need their help in writing down names.

Please don’t go away with your cards; make sure you submit your card.

God bless you Pastors.

You can go back to your seat.

Thank You Lord.

I think we should give Lord Jesus a big round over applaud for that heavy harvest of souls. That is wonderful.

Thank You Lord.

Romans chapter 8 verse 15:

‘For ye have not received the spirit of bondage to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba Father.’

Father is a title not a name; it means several things.

It has a lot of things implied in that title – Father.

It is just like when you say someone is president: you also call him Head of State; you also call him Commander-in-Chief; you also call him First Gentleman.

And so because we have children among us we will try and be very brief tonight so that we will come to anointing them with oil before it is too late.

But Father means:

Number one) Sources or Origin

Isaiah 51 verses 1 and 2: God was talking to the children of Israel and He said remember Abraham your father, remember the rock from which you are hewn; remember your origin; remember your source.

When you call me Pastor Adeboye, my name is not Adeboye – Adeboye is the name of my father.

Mine is Enoch Adejare and one or two or other names, Adeboye is my father.

The interesting thing is my children bear Adeboye; their children bear Adeboye – we have a source, an origin.

So, the father is the source from which your blessings flow.

Genesis 28 verse 10 to 16 – Jacob has just grab the blessing that belong to Esau and he was running away and he fell asleep at a particular spot and God spoke to him and said I AM the God of Abraham your father; God jumped Isaac in between; He went all the way to the source – ‘I AM the God of Abraham your father’ and because of that I will bless you.

In the same manner, curses can flow from the sources – from the father to the son.

For example, 2Kings 5 verse 20 to 27 – the Bible tells us that when Gehazi lied against Elisha, he pronounced a curse on him and said, the leprosy of Naaman will cleave unto thee and unto thy seed forever.

Anyone born in the family of Gahazi will end up a leper; they cannot escape it.

That is why in the olden days, at least in Yoruba land, when somebody come to you and he says he want to marry your daughter, you will ask him to go away and come back; you go and investigate his family because if there had been a leper before in that family, sooner or later, leprosy is coming back.

If there had been a mad man before in that family, madness is coming back.

Today now, science is beginning to talk of sickness and disease that they say are of genetical nature.

Father AS; mother AS; it is most likely they will produce an SS; Unless God intervenes like He did in the case of that my beautiful daughter and I rejoice with her.

That is why I am saying tonight in the mighty name of Jesus Christ if there is any curse in your generation may it be terminated tonight.

I have told you before the story of two men who fought…; and I will try and be brief as possible so that as soon as I feel like I will just stop the sermon so we can continue with what we want to do, after all, Abba Father part four is still coming. Who knows maybe part five will still come.

Two men fought and one said to the other: by the time I finish with you nobody will remember you ever came to this world.

Two weeks later, the man he fought with died.

His children came home to bury him, the first son had just return from Germany with a brand new car; they finish the celebration, the burial, and on their way back, the first son had an accident in his car and died.

 They gave the news to the mother; the mother broke down and died.

The other children came home to bury their mother, on their way back the next fellow, the oldest among them had an accident and died.

These children did not know why they were dying; they were not there when the two fathers were fighting.

You have heard the story before, so I don’t need to continue with the story.

But you are going to pray a prayer right now; you will stand on your feet and lift your voice to the Almighty God loud and clear and say: Abba Father, I am a member of Your family now and there is no curse in Your family, let there be no more curse in my generation.

Open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God.

I am a member of Your family now, I am child of God and there is no curse in Your family Abba Father, no curse in Your family, let there be no more curse, no more curses in my generation; let there be no more curses in my generation. No more curses Lord in my generation because I am a member of Your family now, let there be no more curses in my own generation. I belong to Your family; I belong to Your family now, no curses in Your generation Daddy, let there be none in my generation from now on. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Father…; please be seated, God bless you; …means Bread Winner, Provider – the one who provides for the family.

That is why in my village, I don’t know of other places, at least in the olden days, when some come to you and says he want to marry your daughter, you give him a test – an interesting test.

You give him a big bowl of pounded yam and see how much of it he can eat.

If he does not eat too much, you don’t give him your daughter.

Why?

Because you are not sure you will be able to provide.

You think those elders are foolish, they know what they are doing.

1Timothy chapter 5 verse 8 says if anyone does not provide for his family, he is worse than an infidel – the father, the Bread winner is to provide for his family.

In Mathew chapter 6 verse 9 to 11 – when Jesus Christ was teaching the Disciple to pray, He said, this is how you should pray: our Father which art in heaven…; and as I told those of you who came to holy communion last night, God is a family man, He is a Father.

After He said hallowed be thy name, He said, give us this days our daily bread…

 Papa, fulfill your role! Aren’t you happy God is your father?

Because Philippians 4:19 says my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Believe me honestly, if you allow Him to do it, it is the duty of the father to produce a wife for his son. It is that now, sons have become far far sophisticated than their father.

But in Genesis chapter 24 verse 1 to the end, it was Abraham who said, it is time Isaac should have a wife and he make the arrangements.

The only thing Isaac did was that he went for a stroll, saw a woman the servant of a servant was bringing, grab the woman, move into his father’s tent and that was the end of the story.

And if you read Judges chapter 14 verse 1 to 3 you will see that Samson said to his father, I have seen a woman that I like get her for me.

It is the duty of the father to even provide his son a wife.

The beautiful thing about our heavenly Father, Abba Father, is that He is more than enough to meet all your needs.

Genesis 17 verse 1 calls Him Jehovah El-shaddai, the God who is more than enough.

I tell you a story very quickly.

A woman was having a problem paying her rent and her old mother was living with her blind (the old woman was blind) and the Landlord came and say I give you three days to pay my rent or you and your old mama will be thrown to the street.

The lady turned to the Almighty God and said, you are my Father, there is no way I can get this money within now and three days; even if You are not going to think of me, think of my blind mother; I commit everything to You.

The money of the third day came.

She had prayed all night so she fell asleep.

When she woke up she started smelling food being prepared in the kitchen.

Who is cooking in my kitchen?

She got up and saw mama.

Mama said, when you are sleeping God opened my eyes.

The woman said, God open your eyes!

Yeah

If He can open your eyes, He will pay the rent.

She went to collect her mail and found that a relative died somewhere – a relative they have not heard about for a long time and has sent a check more than enough even to buy the house.

There is a God who can heal, who can provide, who can set free.

Stand on your feet and cry unto Him and say: Abba Father, there is no poverty in Your family, don’t let me lack.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Abba Father, You are the All sufficient God, there is no poverty in Your family, I am a member of Your family now, don’t let me lack, don’t let me lack; don’t let me lack; don’t let me lack. O Father, there is no poverty in Your family and I am a member of Your family Lord, don’t let me lack, don’t let me lack; don’t let me lack. Abba Father, don’t let me lack. Don’t let me every lack again. Don’t let me lack for health; don’t let me lack for joy; don’t let me lack for peace; don’t let me lack for money; don’t let me lack there is no lack in Your family, no poverty in Your family and I am a member of Your family; I am a member of Your family, don’t let me ever lack again; don’t let me ever lack again. Thank You Father. Glory be to Your holy name Lord.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Father also means Teacher.

Father is the teacher; particularly if you are a son you will understand that.

Most of the things I learnt about life, I learnt from my daddy – he taught me several things.

He is the one for example who told me that once a lion wakes up in the morning, he prays a prayer to God: God, show me the animal I will eat today and leave the two of us alone – don’t help me; don’t help the animal.

Now that I became a Christian I realize that if the devil ever prays, he will probably say God, show me the Christian I will destroy today and leave the two of us alone.

I pray that God will never leave you alone.     

Genesis 18 verse 17 to 19 …

Thank You Father.

The Lord ask me to tell you a story; some of you probably heard the story several years ago; it was about a man who went with his wife and his daughter on a boat cruse  – I mean they went in their little boat – sailing

In the middle of the sea they had an accident, the boat capsized and the man was the only one who could swim.

So he held the wife on one hand, the daughter on another hand and he was swimming to the shore.

After sometimes he became tired because he was swimming only with his leg and he concluded – saw clearly – if he is ever to get to the shore he has to drop somebody.

He dropped the daughter and swam to shore with his wife.

But for the rest of his life the cry of the daughter kept on agonizing him.

The Lord asks me to tell somebody here today, He said, I will carry you and carry your children.

Genesis 18 verse 17 to 19 – the Almighty God said, I know Abraham that he will teach his children to follow in his footsteps – ‘I know Abraham, I know he will teach his children’

You know, Proverbs 22 verse 6 says: train up a child in the way he should go, when is old he won’t depart from it.

It is the duty of you parents to train your children particularly in the way of the Lord.

The teachers in the school have their own role, probably to teach them A, B, C; you are the one to teach them morals, teach them the way of the Lord.

Ask my children they will tell you when will go and fishing whether in December or in April and take these children along, the purpose of my taking them along is to teach them because as we go on the way I begin to teach them proverbs, big proverbs of our fathers.

Train up a child; the role of a father is to teach the children.

In Psalm 32 verse 8, the Almighty God said I will instruct you, I will teach you.

In Psalm 18 verse 34, David said, he taught my hand to war – he taught me how to fight.

Let me assure you of one thing, no matter how clever you are, it is when God begins to teach you that you begin to excel.

When God teaches you, you have wisdom that will excel that of your Professors, your Instructors.

When you have God as your Father, as your Teacher you will excel.

Again I have told you several time before, I think it was way back in 1976 when I attended World Conference of Applied Mathematicians; we came all from all over the world; there were only two people from Nigeria that went to represent the country.

I was a very small boy; of course you know how old I will be in 1976.

On the opening day, the man who gave the first talk had written more than one hundred and fifty publications and when he began to talk to us, he began to talk about mathematics of the rain.

I looked at myself I said God what am I doing here – at that time I have probably written about twelve or so publications.

So I prayed to God throughout the night: God when it is time to present my paper, don’t let this man come.

When I got there, he was the first fellow seating right in front of me because he wanted to know what is this small boy going to say.

But God spoke through me.

By the time I finish presenting my paper they all got up and clapped because Daddy taught me.

I still remember the time like yesterday because after we finished and we were drinking tea and one of the big Professors came to me and say: oh, that was a wonderful job you have done.

I said yes sir.

He said, don’t you think you could have arrived at the result faster if you use vector analysis instead of complex analysis?

I said, O yes, O yes, I was thinking about that too.

Stand on your feet and lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Abba Father, teach me and my children to excel.

Open and talk to the Almighty God.

Teach us to excel Lord, teach us to excel. Teach me to excel; teach my children to excel. Teach us to excel in the mighty name of Jesus. Teach us to excel. Teach us to excel. Teach us to excel. Thank You Father. Teach me and my children to excel in everything; teach us to excel; teach us to excel; teach us to excel; teach us to excel. Let us excel at home, excel in the church, excel in office, excel in our studies, excel in our career, teach us to excel. Father, teach us to excel.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

The word Father also means Friend – Friend of the child of course; it does not mean friend of everybody – friend of the child.

As a matter of fact, it is when you are close to your father that you call him Abba, Daddy, Popsy, or any other name just to show affection.

In Genesis 37 verse 3 to 4 you see what we are talking about.

The father of Joseph loved him; he gave him coat of many colours.

Father – loving

In Genesis 22 verse 1 to 2…

Haa! thank You Father.

I feel like jumping

Hallelujah

I feel like jumping

The Lord asks me to tell you within the next three months he will open many wombs.

Hallelujah Father.

He said so that there will be many more children here next year.

Thank You Daddy.      

Genesis 22 verses 1 and 2 – God said to Abraham take your son Isaac, your only son Isaac whom thou lovest

A true father is a friend of the children.

In Mathew chapter 3 verse 17, the Father in heaven spoke and said concerning Jesus: this is my beloveth son in whom I am well pleased

Father is a friend, a friend of his child.

Now, if your father loves you that one has some serious implications:

Implication number one) Romans 8:31 – if God be for us who can be against us?

That is why a father is also a Defender

I don’t have the time to look into that one in detail.

But a father, a father will defend his child against anything or anybody; he will risk his own life to protect a child.

However, because we don’t have much time; …in Hebrews chapter 12 verse 5 to 11, tells you: whatsoever the Father loves, He chastens.

If your father is really your friend, he will keep on correcting you – at times by force – so that you may turn out right.

I thank the Almighty God today that by His grace my children have turn out right. But they will tell you in private that this father is very loving but he can be tough; he can be tough.

Why?

Because the desire of the father is that…; a good father, the desire of a good father is at least the child will be like himself if not better.

My prayer for all of you is that your children will be greater than you.

The Bible says in Proverbs 29 verse 15, said, a child left to himself will bring shame.

If you leave your to himself, say, do whatever you like and you are not going to correct the child; haha, shame is coming.

So, many of you parents now who have become more sophisticated that you don’t want to correct your children any more – Oh oh! Wait and see.

And the more the father loves you and the more he corrects you – the more closely he monitors you.

Some of you think your parents are too strict, you little children you think your parents are too strict, they seem to be hindering your freedom – it is because they don’t want you to get burnt.

I have told you the story before.

We were going to dig some pit in our first camp ground – two pits – one for women, one for the elder.

 And we hired one huge Hausa man to help us do digging and you know these people who can dig, their hands can be as tough as iron.

We reach an agreement with the Surveyor: it was in the day of feet and yards and we agreed on 60feets by 6feets which is approximately 20meters by 2meters.

We got to the first place and he began to measure instead of measuring in feet he was measuring in meters.

I saw it, my Father in heaven spoke to me and said, correct him.

I said, no Lord – if he does not know the different between meter and feet, let him pay for it.

God kept quite.

We got to the second place, he began to measure in meter again and God said correct him

I said no Lord; I don’t know what school of Survey he went to.

If he does not know the different between meter and feet let him pay for it and God kept quite.

As soon as he finished measuring and I turn to go, this huge Hausa man who was going to dig smiled at me and said, megida and stretch forth his hand to shake my hands and I wanted to equalize so I took his hand.

As soon as I took his hand he began to squeeze my hand – I mean his hand was like iron.

(You can laugh because it is not your hand that was being squeezed)

It was as if he was going to break my bone…

Lord, help me.

And God said, I told you to correct him

I will! I will! I will! And the hausa man release my hand.

I turned to the surveyor, I corrected him.

By now, my hand was burning like fire.

As I was going back to my car, I was grumbling: Lord, the punishment is too much for the offence.

He said, son, I have told you, you are special to me, I will tolerate no nonsense from you.

Stand on your feet, cry onto the Almighty God and say: Abba Father, if I offend You, correct me but please don’t leave me alone.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

If I offend You Abba Father correct me, correct me, don’t leave me alone; don’t leave me alone. Don’t leave alone, don’t leave me alone at all, I know you love me; so, if I offend You correct me, correct me, don’t leave me alone, I don’t want to become a son that will bring shame, don’t leave me alone to myself. If I offend You, correct me Lord. I want to be special to You, I don’t want You to tolerate any nonsense with me, if I offend You, correct me but please don’t leave me alone; don’t leave me alone.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

I will take just one more and then I will round up.

Father also means Adviser – the one who counsels; the one who can tell his child this is what to do when there is need for direction.

If you read 1Kings chapter 2 verse 1 to 4 before David died he called Solomon and began to advice.

As a matter of fact, you can read the whole chapter; read the whole chapter, you will find it very interesting.

He said, David that the promises of God for me may be fulfilled through you, follow my footstep: serve the Lord; obey Him – good advice.

One of the names of our heavenly Father is Counselor.

Isaiah chapter 9 verse 6: ‘…and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor’.

Counselor is someone who gives advice; who counsels; who guides.

And in Daniel chapter 2 verse 20 to 22…

Haa! thank You Father.

I know this will be a night to remember.

The Lord asks me to reconfirm that this year there will be many weddings.

You know why?

Because many weddings will lead to many children

Glory be to God.

Daniel 2 verse 20 to 22 says God give wisdom to the wise.

And in James chapter 1 verse 5, the Bible says, if anybody lack wisdom, he should ask God – ask Your Father, His wisdom is superior to your own wisdom

According to 1Corithians chapter 1 verse 19 to 25, he made it clear to us: the foolishness of God is even wiser than the wisdom of men.

Father, Adviser: when you need advice, ask Him; when you don’t know what to do, turn to Abba Father.

I have told you a story.

I was invited to Maiduguri several years ago to come and preach at the University by the few Christian that were there then.

I went; I prepared very hard; I preached with all my heart; I made the altar call; only one fellow came forward.

One!

I was very sad because I know what happen in the side

I travelled all the way here!

I fasted!

I prayed!

I studied Your word!

One fellow!

That night I turned to the Almighty God, I turned to my Counselor, my Adviser.

What should I do?

What was it that I should have done that I did wrong?

How do I continue?

Fortunately we still have the following date – two more days

And my Counselor gave me an advice that had nothing to do with the Bible at all.

He said when you wake up in the morning go and get good Babariga…; you know I went like this, dress like my normal something; …go and get a good Babariga and when you want to preach tomorrow, wear babariga.

So I woke up, I asked the people who invited me: how can we get a Babariga?

They said, there are people who can do it in two hours.

So, we went to a market we got Babariga.

The following evening I wore Babariga.

As I was climbing the altar to preach and they saw me in Babariga  they all began to shout.

The student who were outside were wondering what are they shouting about, so, they came to the window; they did not come in, they stood by the window and they saw this man preaching in Babariga .

When I made the altar from the outside, eight-nine people came to give their life to Jesus.

What has Babariga got to do with the gospel?

Eh en, don’t use your brain when you are trying to understand things of God, He knows best; far far better than you can know.

So, you are going to stand up, you are going to pray…; maybe the last prayer before we go to the anointing

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, guide me into my breakthrough.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Guide me; guide me, guide me, You are my Adviser, guide me. Guide me Almighty God; guide me into my breakthrough; tell me what to do so that I will succeed. Tell me, tell me what to do; tell me what to do; tell me what to do; Almighty God tell me what to do; guide me for the rest of my life; guide me step by step, step by step what I am to do. Guide me to my breakthrough. You guided Peter so he knew where to fish, guide me; guide me step by step; tell me what to do to succeed. You know all things, You know what I don’t know, guide me, guide me, guide me, guide me. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

                                   MAY HOLY GHOST SERVICE

                               THEME: ABBA FATHER (PART 4)

                                              5TH MAY, 2017.

                                     BY: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE

Let us go ahead and bless the King of kings.

Lift your hands to Him.

Worship Him; adore Him; magnify His holy name; bless Him; bless Him.

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

Praise Him.

There is no one like Him.

He is the Lord most High.

Worship the Ancient of days, magnify His holy name.

Praise Him.

Praise Him.

Praise Him – Lord.

Praise Him – make His name glorious.

Praise the Lord; praise the Almighty God; praise the King of kings, 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.

Bless His holy name.

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

Praise Him.

Praise Him.

Praise Him.

Praise Him.

Thank You Father.

O Lord, may You forever be glorified.

Thank You Father.

Thank You Father.

Thank You Jesus.

Be glorified forever Lord.

In Jesus mighty name we worshipped.

I want you to lift your voice to Him loud and clear and say: Abba Father, for the rest of my life don’t let me know sorrow again.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Abba Father, for the rest of my life don’t let me know sorrow again; don’t let me know sorrow again. Abba Father, You are my Daddy, You are the All sufficient God, don’t let me know sorrow again; don’t let me ever know sorrow again; don’t let me ever know sorrow again. Thank You Father. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

All glory must be to the Lord

For He is worthy of our praise

No man on earth should give glory to himself

All glory must be to the Lord.

(All glory)

 

All glory must be to the Lord

For He is worthy of our praise

No man on earth should give glory to himself

All glory must be to the Lord.

(All glory)

 

All glory must be to the Lord

For He is worthy of our praise

No man on earth should give glory to himself

All glory must be to the Lord.

 

Abba Father, King of glory, God of host, the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle, the One who just can never fail, the One who knows the end from the beginning, the One who is wiser than all of us, glory be to Your holy name, accept our worship in Jesus’ name. Once again thank You for January, thank You for February, thank You for March, thank You for April, and now thank You for May, please accept our worship in Jesus’ name. Father, we ask for a special request tonight, in the life of every one of us, let there be no more sorrow. In the way You alone can do it, in the life of everyone of us: those who are here; those who are listening to us all over the world, please Father, let there be no more sorrow; let there be no more sorrow. And Father we as congregations are crying to you in one accord, Father, heal our President; perform a miracle in His life; heal our nation; heal our families; heal Your church; and just let it be well with all of us.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let somebody shout hallelujah.

Shake hands with one or two people and tell him or her: all will be well.

Tonight, has we look at Abba Father (Part 4) we want to start as usual by appealing to those who are yet to be born again to surrender their life to Jesus and we want to also give opportunity for backsliders to return home before we go into the main message.

We will start by looking at 1John chapter 3 verse 1 to 3.

1Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as He is.

And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.

Basically, all human beings are in three categories.

Category one are those who are just creatures of God: in the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth – that is Genesis chapter 1 from verse 1 and go all the way down, God created everything.

John chapter 1 verse 1 to 3 tells us that: in the beginning was the word, the word was with God and the word was God. By the time we get to verse 3, by all things created – all things were made by Him; there was nothing made that was not made by him.

He made all things.

In Isaiah 45 verse 7, God said…, (and if you like go and read it from verse 6 where He there is no one else but Himself); …and He said in verse 7, I form the light and I created darkness; He said, I make peace and I created evil. God created everything.

I am talking about human being in particular, in Isaiah 54 verse 16 to 17: He tells us that, He is even the One who makes the waster to destroy.

In other words, God made witches, He made the wizard; He made the devil, He made the demons; He made them all.

He made the herbalist, He made their herbs…

That was why He said concerning His children: no weapon formed against you shall prosper because those who are putting the weapons together, I made them and I can neutralize their efforts.

And then, you want to ask a question, how come God made good people, bad people?

He said something in Proverbs 16 verse 4: He said, He made the wicked for the day of evil.

The Lord has made all things for Himself – even the wicked for the days of evil.

In other words, if you see someone who is persistently doing evil; and at times, you are attempted to say, where is God?

God is on His throne.

He said, He made the wicked for the day of evil.

Some people must be available to be use as example that evil does not pay.

In Romans chapter 9 verse 17 for example, says He is the one who raised up Pharaoh; He knew Pharaoh was bad, He knew Pharaoh was evil but He kept on promoting him so that when I show My power in him, the world will pay attention; when I drown you, the whole world will hear about it and they will glorify my name.

So, if there is somebody that you know who is terribly evil and yet seem to be succeeding…, I wish you will read one of my traits – I wrote one trait way back in the 1970s – called ‘Ram for the slaughter’. If you see somebody who is evil and is making progress, is being reserved for the day of evil.

My prayer is that when the day of evil comes we will not be a partaker.

That is first category of people who are just creatures.

Out of this first comes the second category, a select few that God calls My servant.

In Joshua chapter 1 verse 1 to 2, He was talking to Joshua  and He said, Moses my servant is dead…;  they are those who are ordinary creatures, they are those who are servants.

Mathew 22 verse 14 tells us that this people are few – many are called but few were chosen.

From Job chapter 1 verse 7 to 12, you see one big problem of being in category two – being a servant of God: a servant of God could be rich, like Job was rich, he was a servant of God.

God said to Satan, have you consider my servant Job?

He fears God

Satan said, You prospered Him; You surrounded him with a fence; I cannot touch him; there is a edge round about him.

Give me permission, let me deal with him and then he will tell You that You are not God – he will deny You.

You know the rest of the story.

God said, no, I trust Job; he is a good servant.

You want to test him?

Test him, he won’t fail.

The servant of God enjoys certain benefits but it is limited.

Then comes category three: the ones that the Almighty calls My children.

Their own privileges are almost unlimited.

Like the section I read to you – 1 John chapter 3 if you read verses 1 and 2 there – you will discover that apart from several other things, apart from the fact that God allowed Job to be tested by Satan – gives Satan permission to attack him; God won’t give permission to Satan to attack His sons just like he attacked a servant.

Someone, years ago came and he said, God sent him to go and prophesy to me – there was a word of prophecy God told him.

Okay, go ahead.

Opened his mouth and said, God said, go and tell my ‘servant’ Adeboye…

I said, shut up.

What do you mean?

I said, God has not sent you to me.

He said how do you know?

You have not even heard what I have to say.

I said, my Father does not call me servant, He calls me son.

How many children of God are here tonight?

Wave your hand and shout hallelujah.

The difference between a son and a servant is almost unimaginable and I will just give you a little bit of it.

In Exodus 33…, and I hope they have attended to you? On my right, if they have not, they will.

In Exodus 33 verse 17 to 23, Moses begged God for one favour: he said, I want to see you.

You see me, You talk to me; I too want to see You.

God said to him, Moses, if you see me, you will die.

But the text I read to you said: those of us who are God’s children we will see Him.

How many of you believe you will see Jesus one of this day?

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

In John 15 verse 1 to 2, the Bible says not only are we going to see Him, we have to be like Him because He is the Vine, we are the Branches.

A branch of a vine looks exactly like the vine.

We will be like Him.

Like Father, like son.

I have never heard: like Father, like servant.

We will be like Him.

And because He is the Vine and we are the Branches (I am talking about those of us who are children of God); because the same liquid that flows in the Vine, flows in the Branches.

I am confident that the moment you become truly born-again, the blood that flows in Jesus, flows in you.

I have said it before, I am saying it again: no witch dear suck the blood of a true child of God.

If the witch tries it, the witch we die because the same blood that is flowing in Jesus is flowing in us.

The elders hear will remember what happen during our first convention on this camp ground.

Three witches came they said they wanted to take over the land before we arrive; they came.

One of the three ran mad.

The second one became hunch back before she died.

The third one confessed before she died.

I am decreeing today, every evil force that tries to interfere with all of you who are children of God, you will bury them.

You see, because the Bible says in 1John chapter 4 verse 17: He said, as He is, so I will in this world. As Jesus is, so I will in this world.

I have told you before, if you hear that I die suddenly, don’t believe anybody that say, witches killed him.

I died suddenly because I have covenant with my God: If I am going to backslide tomorrow, Father, take me away today – that is my covenant.

So, if you suddenly hear that I am gone, you know why.

No Witch can tackle a true child of the living God.

Not only are we going to see Him, not only are we going to become like Him, He even said that the work that He did, we shall do also – John 14 verse 12.

He even went to say, greater work than these shall we do.

I thank God for mighty testimonies that we hear from time to time.

It is amazing that because you are so used to hearing these mighty testimonies, they don’t seem to excite you anymore.

I child had eye problem and a hand shake and the problem disappear.

This fellow had cancer, just one word of prayer, cancer disappear.

This one; that one…

And He did say that the work that I did, General Overseer alone we do

No!

He said that, the works that I did, every believer, every child of God shall do and do greater works.

And then He added, that there is only one limitation – only one limitation to the privileges – of a child of God and that is sin

That’s why He said in the text that I read to you: if you have the hope in you, of seeing Jesus and living; you have the hope of being like Jesus; you have hope in you, of being able to do the works that He did, He said, you must be pure.

Mathew chapter 5 verse 8 says, blessed are the pure, for they shall see God.

So those of us who are born-again, who have been washed in the blood of the Lamb, and who by His grace we are keeping our self pure – congratulations.

Those of you who were born-again but you backslide because Satan deceived you and you are doing those things you said you we never do again; there is an opportunity for tonight to come back to the Almighty God, He will restore you.

Those of you who are still living in sin and have never been washed in the blood of the Lamb, you have an opportunity tonight to become a child of God – you have opportunity to become a son of God, a daughter of God through the power that is in the blood of Jesus.

So if you we come to Him to ask Him to save your soul, to wash you in His blood; to turn you to a member of the family of God; He is ready to do so now.

The Bible says, now is the accepted time – today is the day of salvation.

And if you are here and you want to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, you want Him to save your soul; you want Him to wash you from all your sins; you want Him to make you pure; I will count from one to fifteen because I can see quite a crowd out there.

Before I say fifteen come and stand before and I will pray for your salvation.

And those of you in the various viewing centers, just go to the altar in front of you, the Pastors are there and they will attend to you and even as I am praying here, they prayer will reach you over there.

If you are in viewing centre in one of our churches, there will be somebody there who will attend to you.

If you are listening anywhere in the world, just move toward the altar now and the prayer of salvation will take care of your situation.

And if you are backslider and you want to return to the Almighty God, you can come also.

I am going to count from one to fifteen beginning from now.

One, two, three, four…

There is a lot of different between being a son of God and being a servant of God and you don’t just want to be one of those evil ones that are made for the day of evil, you can come to Jesus, He will save your soul and become a son of God

Five, six, seven, eight,

There is power mighty in the blood of Jesus Christ; it washes as white as snow.

You come to Him, Lord will cleanse you and you will become one of the children of the living God.

Nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen

Those of you who are on the way, keep coming, don’t stop; make sure you get here before I finish praying.

Those of you already in the front and those of you on the way, talk to the Lord, tell Him, I have come to surrender my life to You: please save my soul; wash away all my sins with Your blood and make me as pure as snow and I will serve you for the rest of my life. Be my Lord, be my Saviour; I want be member of family of God, I want to be a son, I want to be a daughter of the living God, have mercy on me and save my soul.

The rest of us, let us please stretch our hands towards these people and intercede for them that the one who saved your soul will save their own soul also.

And Counselors I think you better come round and come attend to these people in a moment.

Brethren let us intercede for them.

In all the viewing centers, all the Pastors in charge please pray for the people, stretch hands toward them: pray that the one who saved our souls we save their own souls also.

Intercede that God will give them a brand new beginning even now.

Thank you Counselors.

Counselors in all the viewing centers, move in now; so that you can attend to these new converts after my prayer.

Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Saviour I just want to bless Your holy name; I want to bless Your holy name because I know that Your word is forever settled: You said whosoever who come onto You, You in no wise cast out. These people have come to You now Father, please receive them in Jesus’ name; forgive them in Jesus’ name; let Your blood wipe away their sins in Jesus’ name; save their souls and write their names in the book of Life. Father, please admit them into the family of God in Jesus’ name. From now on as children of the living God, any time they call on you answer them by fire and let them serve You till the end; don’t let them backslide.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

And those of you in front let me hear you shout hallelujah.

Congratulations.

I want to assure you from now on by the grace of God I will be praying for you.

The Counselors are going to give you some cards to fill: I need your names, your address and your prayer requests, so that I can continue to intercede for you.

Congratulations.

Fill the form very quickly; we will wait for you till you finish before we proceed further.

God bless you.

Glory be to God.

Now, let us turn to Romans chapter 8, we are reading from verse 14 to 15 (Romans 8:14 to 15):

14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Again, basically there are three categories of Fathers.

  • We have Biological Father,
  • Have the Spiritual Father, and then
  • We have Abba Father.

Three categories of Father: Biological, Spiritual, Divine.

Let us start with the Biological father.

Your biological father has tremendous influence over your life.

Biological father whether you like it or not have tremendous influence over your life.

For example, he can bless you; the blessing will be recognized in heaven.

Genesis 27 verse 27 to 29 – when Isaac blessed Jacob, he invited help from heaven for that boy; help from the earth; help from people around; help from nations; help from relatives.

He said, God will bless this boy with dew from heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine; people will serve him, nations will bow before him.

He even said that the children of his mother will serve him.

Tremendous influence!

And when your father blesses you, according to the word of God Genesis 27 verse 30 to 33, even your father cannot take the blessing back – he cannot reverse it once he says you are blessed

Even if he discovers an hour later that he made a mistake – you are still blessed.

Isaac said to Esau, I blessed him, he shall be blessed.

Your father can bless you irreversibly.

Your biological father can decree your future.

Genesis 49 verse 1 to 28 – when Israel wanted to die, he called all his children together and say come and listen to what will happen to you in the future and he began to announce, he began to decree concerning each of them.

For example, Genesis 49 verse 10 – he said to Judah: he said, Judah, the scepter will never depart from you. He said out of you will come someone unto whom all nations will gather.

And today, Jesus Christ is called the Lion of the tribe of Judah.

In the same Genesis 49 verse 14 to 15, he said concerning Issachar. He said, Issachar, even though you are strong, you will remain a servant.

Your father can decree your future.

When your father say, it will be well with your; you better say amen well well.

If he says something contrary, before he died you better settle the matter.

Don’t believe anybody who tells you that when your father curses you and when he died go to the burial ground and beg him…

(Laugh) Dead is dead

Your biological father can greatly affect your destiny.

For example, Genesis 48 verse 8 to 20 – it is a story you know very well – when Joseph brought his two sons to Israel or Jacob is Father and his father place his right hand on the head of the younger and the left hand on the head of the elder, and pronouncing a blessing: transferring the blessing of the first born to the second born.

Within a short period of time, the younger one was ten times blessed, more prosperous than the first born (Deuteronomy 33 verse 17).

Biological father can be your ladder to greatness – you can climb him to greatness.

Somebody said, he who has a father, will see farther: If you have a father, you can climb on his shoulder and you will be able to see farther than someone who has not got a father.

Genesis 24:34 to 35, Abraham was great.

By the time we get to Genesis 26 verse 12 to 14, we see that Isaac was greater than his father.

Why?

Because of what happen in Genesis 22 verse 1 to 18, God said to Abraham: in blessing I will bless, it will multiply; I will multiply your seed.

Your biological father can be your link to God.

You biological father can link you to divine favour.

Genesis 28 verse 10 to 15, after Jacob had just obtain the blessing of his brother by fraud and he was running away, and he fell asleep in a particular place, Go appeared to him and said, I Am the God of Abraham your father and of Isaac because of these two people the land of which you are lying, I give it to you.

Your father can be your link to divine favour.

Not only that.

Your biological father can even affect your health.

In 2Kings chapter 5 verse 20 to 27, when Elisha pronounced a curse on Gehazi: he said, the leprosy of Naaman will cleave unto him and unto his seed forever.

Scientists are just discovery that there are some diseases that genetically transmitted – a father has it, a son will have it – one of the reasons you have to become a child of God quickly; so that if there is any problem in your family line, when you join the family of God, that will be taken care of.

Your biological father can affect how long you live – can be determined by your Dad.

I give you an example: Joshua 6 verse 26 – Joshua pronounced a curse on Jericho that whoever tries to rebuild Jericho, he laid the foundation in his first born and finish the work in his last born.

Years passed; and then 1Kings chapter 16 verse 33…

God said that there is someone here tonight, He said your problem is not in getting, He said your problem is in retaining; He ask me to tell you from now on you will get and you will retain.

In 1Kings chapter 16 verse 33, the Bible says in the days of Ahab, a certain man called Hiel decided to build Jericho, the day he laid the foundation, his first died; the day he finished the work his last son died – both children.

They did not know the day their father decided he was going to build Jericho their days were coming to an end.

And then of course in Exodus chapter 20 verse 12, the Bible says honour your father and your mother that your days may be long.

You know the meaning of that?

You dishonor your biological father, you are not going to live long.

Maybe one of the reasons I am alive today is because I decided to honour my mother.

Because way back in 1967, just as the civil war wanted to start, I wanted to join the Army; I told my mother (my father was already dead): Mama, I want to go and join the Army.

She said, is that so?

I said, yes.

You my only son!

I said, yes.

She said, bury me first and then you can go and join the Army.

And since she did not die until 1990…; by the time she died (laugh) I was too old to join.

Maybe I would have been dead now if I did not honour – parent

I told of a story of what happen in 1964.

I was coming home from University of Nigeria, Nsukka; we had a delay, by the time will got to Onitsha, the last vehicle had gone and I had to take the next vehicle from Asaba to Ondo.

My friend and I took a little motor boat to take us across. It became dark, we are in the middle of river Niger, it was a small boat.

All of a sudden, water began to fill the boat.

Nobody could see us from other side: they could not see us from Onitsha; they could not see us from Asaba because it was dark – and the boat was filling with water.

And I was singing.

When we finally got to Asaba, my friend asked me: how could you be singing when we are about to drown.

I said, haa! my mother told me when I was leaving, you will come back and meet me here – my mother said, I will come back to meet her; so, I know I am not going to die.

You are going to pray a prayer tonight that has to do with your biological parents.

Some of you have been very very terrible to your parent.

I want you to stand on your feet and lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, I don’t want to die young, if I have done anything contrary to my parents, please forgive me tonight.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Some of you have dishonor them by disobeying them; some of you have dishonor by not serving them the way you should; they can determine how long you life, Father, I don’t want to die very young. If I have dishonor my biological parents in anyway whatsoever, Father, please forgive me; please forgive me tonight, I don’t want to die young. Please God, You know all things, there may be a way if I have offended my biological parent: maybe I have insulted them, maybe I have disobey them, maybe I have disappointed them; if I have dishonor my biological parent in anyway whatsoever, Almighty God please forgive me, I don’t want to die young; please forgive me Lord; have mercy on me; have mercy on me Lord.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Then we have category two: Spiritual Fathers.

Your spiritual father is far far superior than your biological father.

Thank You Father.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight seriously troubled for the future, the Lord ask me to tell you, My grace shall be sufficient for you.

Your spiritual father has a higher authority than your biological father.

Example, in 1Samuel chapter 16 verse 11 to 13, when Samuel said to Jesse, are these all your boys? and Jesse said there is one left in the field

Samuel said to Jesse, in Jesse’s own house, he said we will not seat down until you bring him.

Do you know what, both Samuel and Jesse were standing until they brought David to him.

You spiritual father has a superior authority than your biological father.

In 1Kings chapter 19 verse 19 to 21, the moment Elisha stepped into the life of Elisha, Mr. Shaphat, the father of Elisha have no say.

Elisha just came to him, kissed him and said bye bye – his father has no authority to stand in the way.

So I am going to use my authority as your spiritual father, if there is any father (biological) that is standing in your way, he will be relocated.

That’s of course if you have not offended him, that’s why I asked you to pray that first prayer.

Number two) Your spiritual father can alter your destiny – he can alter your destiny.

In 1Samuel chapter 10 verse 1 to 11, it is Samuel who turned a farmer boy to both a king and a prophet.

Samuel anointed Saul and Saul in a day became king and prophet.

In the same manner, like I mentioned earlier in 1Samuel 16 verse 11 to 13, the same Samuel turned shepherd boy to a king and to a prophet.

Many people don’t know that David was not just a king but he was also a prophet.

He prophesied the suffering of Jesus Christ on the cross – Psalm 22 verse 1: my God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? – It was David who prophesied that.

He prophesied the work that Jesus will be doing in our own dispensation in Psalm 23: the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

He prophesied the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in Psalm 24 verse 7 to 10: lift up your heads o ye gates and be ye lift up ye everlasting doors that the King of glory may come in.

So your spiritual father can alter your destiny.

Among the hundreds of Pastors that God has blessed us with in Redeemed Christian Church of God are those people who thought they will end up Doctors, end up Lawyers, end up Engineer they have all the qualifications but today they are Pastors because somebody make the sound on them.

Your spiritual father can alter your destiny for the better.

Not only that, your spiritual father can cancel generational curse.

In 2Kings chapter 2…

The Lord asked me to tell someone that your healing shall be called miracle.

In 2Kings chapter 2 verse 19 to 22, it was Elisha that cancel the curse that was on Jericho

Your spiritual Father can cancel any curse that is in your generation.

And then, your spiritual father can cancel your appointment with death – he can cancel your appointment with death

1Kings 17 verse 17 to 24,

The Lord said the person I am talking to will understand; He simply me asks me to you there will be restoration.

In 1Kings 17 verse 17 to 24, the son of the widow Zarephath was dead – dead forever.

As matter of fact, he would have died if Elisha did not show up when he did; and then after Elisha showed up, as the bread began to multiply, thirsty came for this boy – death was determined to kill this boy.

I ceased the opportunity of standing on this holy altar, I decree now concerning all of you who calls me Daddy in spirit and in truth, your appointment with death is cancelled.

Your spiritual father can deliver you from satanic ambush.

2Kings chapter 6 verse 8 to 12, the Bible says the king of Syria was to lay ambush for the king of Israel.

Elisha kept on warning him, don’t go this way, and don’t go that way.

The elders will tell you, nobody is as wise as someone who is laying an ambush for him.

No matter how wise are you, if someone decide to lay an ambush for you, it will only take divine intervention for you not to fall into the trap.

Many at times your spiritual father can see what you cannot see – he can see danger ahead and warn you; if you take his warning, you will save yourself from trouble.

You all know the story of how I got permission from my spiritual father to hold the first Christ the Redeemers’ Congress.

After I got the permission, I wrote to the Pastors to inform them.

One of the Pastors wrote me, he replied, full of curses.

I took his letter to my father-in-the-Lord; I read the letter to him because he could not read it.

Sir, I got your permission for what I am doing, look at what this Pastor wrote.

I thought my father-in-the-Lord will say: he is in trouble; I am going to deal with him.

My father-in-the-lord said, go and beg him.

I said, what!

Go and bee him!

What have I done wrong!

He said, go and beg him.

I left his house; got to my car; I could not even enter the car; I was troubled.

How can you ask me to go and beg somebody who has been raining curses upon me!

Because I want to win souls!

And I heard the voice of God…

And I pray for every one of you, the ability to hear from God, receive it right now.

I heard from God saying, son, you are under his authority, do what he says.

Yes Lord.

I enter into the car, I went into the house of the Pastor; to cut the long story short, I begged him; he was still has angry as ever but I just kept on beg because he said go and beg him.

He doesn’t long after that, that he stood on the altar in a Parish where he was then: he said, he knows for sure, for certain that he will be going to hell but that he will be taking three people with him and he mentioned my name.

And my father-in-the-Lord heard and said, you see why I asked you to beg him (laugh) beg him so that he won’t take you along with him to hell.

Thank God today I am not in hell because I listen to my spiritual father.

Your spiritual father can deliver you from satanic ambush.

Not only that, your spiritual father can commit God for you – he can create a situation between you and God that God just must do for you what you deserve.

2Kings chapter 2 verse 9 to 15 – Elijah was about to leave and he ask Elisha ‘what do you want me to do for you?’

Elisha said, I want a double portion of your spirit.

Elijah said, if you see me when I am being taking away from you, you will get what you want.

Elijah did not pray; Elijah did not ask God permission, he just commits God.

This boy wants a hard thing but if he sees me when I am being taking away, he has to get it.

So the chariot came, picked up Elijah and Elisha began to shout: haa, my father, my father, I see you. You said, if I see you; I see you.

And Elijah turn to God on his way to heaven and said, I promised him that if he can see me, he will get what he asked for and God said, in that case why are you going with the mantle, drop it for him.

I want to commit God on behalf of all my children tonight, whatever you ask God for tonight, you will get it.

Now, let me take one more concerning your spiritual father.

When your spiritual father blesses you or curses you (it could either of two), the result will be instant.

It is not a question of go and come: if your spiritual blesses you, the blessing will be instant. (Let us believe that he will never curse)

Because in 1Kings chapter 17 verse 8 to 16 the moment Elijah said to the widow of Zarephath: there will always be food here, it happen immediately not two days later, immediately.

The moment Elisha curse Gehazi in 2Kings chapter 5 verse 20 to 27, immediately Gehazi became a leper, not two days later – in fact the Bible says, he left his presence a leper as white as snow.

When your spiritual father blesses you, the result will be instant.

You will remember the story.

How many of you remember the story?

I have just moved to the University of Ilorin and one of my sons who was electrician came over to the house they gave me there and he helped me to fix all the electrical problem.

When he finished, I said, how much am I going to pay?

He said, how can I take money from you, you are my spiritual father.

He said, there is only one thing I need, I don’t have the money to go back to Lagos.

Just give me money to get back to Lagos and pray for me.

I said, son, there is no need for me to pray, you are already blessed.

I gave him money to travel back.

As he was coming down at the motor park in Iddo, he met a class mate that he had not seen for years and they greeted: where are you now?

That one said, I am working at Aso-Rock.

And you, what are you doing?

I am an Electrician.

He said, haa, come and see me tomorrow in the office.

Two weeks later, I came to Lagos; my son who did not have enough to money to travel down from Ilorin was driving a brand new car – because I said, you are blessed already.

I know you want me to say you are blessed already too.

Stand on your feet; lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, send Your son to me tonight.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Just put a word in his my mouth for me, send Your son to me tonight; send Your son to me tonight; send Your son to me tonight. Thank You Father. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Now, we want to go to the third category and that is Abba Father.

Without doubt, He is greater than your Biological Father and because He created him and so he can overrules him – your biological father can say what he likes, the Almighty God can it the other way.

Oh! Thank You my Father.

I think God is answering your prayer already because He says, there is someone here today, He said I should tell you that He will make your bitter water sweet.

He says there is someone here who is at a major cross road, you don’t even know where to turn now, He asked me to tell you that I will guide you.

It seems He don’t want me to preach now.

The Lord says there is someone here today; He said you will understand, He asked me to tell you, there is nothing to be ashamed of, I AM working my purpose out in your life.

Abba Father is greater than your father, He is the One who made him and so He can overrules him.

For example, in Genesis 49 verse 5 to 7…

The Lord asks me to tell someone, He said, before the end of this month, you will be shouting wonderful, wonderful, wonderful

So, If He don’t let me finish the sermon, it is your fault; you are the one who prayed.

Now, Genesis 49 verse 5 to 7, the father of Levi pronounced a curse on him: he said, he will be scattered…

By the time we get to Numbers chapter 3 verse 11 to 13, Abba Father said, Levi shall be my first.

Your father said you are going to scattered, God said no no, bring him near – he will be my first born.

So God can overrule your biological father.

Not only that, He can turn a curse to a blessing – the curse that your father had pronounced, the Almighty God can turn it to blessing.

And I am praying for all of you tonight, if there is any curse still remaining in your home, may it be turn to a blessing tonight.

Now, God is also greater, far far greater than your spiritual father; not only because He is the One who made your spiritual father but because it is God who chooses who will be a Prophet – it is God’s choice.

For example, in 1Kings chapter 19 verse 15 to 16, Elisha did not know that he was going to become a son of Prophet, he was busy on his farm enjoying himself but God was already discussing his matter with Elijah.

I remember years ago, I went to host a Holy Ghost rally in Ife-wara and I told the people, I said, I know what many of you will say: Is this not the son of Moses Adeboye? When did he become a Prophet? We know the mother. The mother used to sell eko. When did this boy become a Prophet?

But when God decide to chose a prophet, He will chose one.

Anybody who would want to volunteer to be a Prophet?

You better think twice, it is a very dangerous assignment.

Not only does He chose a prophet, He is the One who decides what will come out of his mouth – and I am talking of true prophets; I am not talking of those who made themselves prophet.

True Prophets can only speak what God put in their mouth: if they open their mouth and they want to say something different from what God said, it will not come out.

Numbers 23 verse 11 to 20, a king hired a prophet to come and curse the children of Israel; as the Prophet opens his mouth to pronounce a curse, blessing began to flow.

The king was angry; I asked you to come and curse them and you are blessing them instead.

He said, haa, sorry your majesty, I cannot help it; I have received a commandment to bless and I have blessed and I cannot reverse it.

I want to say in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, every one of you listening to me tonight, you will receive a blessing from the Lord.

And when He is speaking, when it is God speaking through a prophet, situations around you might be hundred percent contrary to what the prophet is saying.

For example, I think this must be 1962 or so, early 60s – I am not too sure of the exact date.

The prophet was leaving in the house of my Uncle; I did not know that he was a prophet.

I just came home on home holiday; I had some money in my pocket and just saw an old man who was sick, he was in pain and obviously he was poor.

I just took some money from my pocket and I gave him and he looked up at me and said, young man, listen to me; I said, yes sir.

He said, a day is coming soon you will be oversees as people go to the market.

I am going to oversees as people go to the market!

I said thank you Sir.

He should have said thank you to the money I give you and you leave me alone.

By the time he was talking I have never been to Ikeja.

In those days, when somebody comes from Oversea in my village, hunters will not go to the farm to welcome him.

Today, what he said seem to be true.

I want to prophesy to someone here too, contrary to your presence situation, you will fly high.

Now, why is Abba Father superior to you…; and I am trying to move fast now because we still have another programme after tonight; …it is God who wrote your destiny – He is the One who wrote your destiny even before your father was born (Jeremiah 1 verse 4 to 5)

I want to say congratulation to somebody because God says the one who is waiting for your death will die before you.

In Jeremiah chapter 1 verse 4 to 5, God said before I formed, I know thee – before your father met your mother, I already concluded your situation.

Why you are still in the womb, I finished the job.

So because He wrote your destiny, He can fulfill it.

He wrote the destiny of Moses before Moses was born; years before Moses was born – almost four hundred years before Moses was born, God had already wrote the destiny of Moses; and as long as he took, he still fulfills it.

He wrote the destiny of Joseph – you know the story of Joseph, so I don’t need to begin to tell you this story.

Joseph had a dream or two dreams showing how great he was going to become; every effort to make sure it will not happen failed because God was behind him.

He wrote the destiny of Elizabeth that she was going to be the mother of one of the greatest men ever to leave.

John the Baptist and even though for years Elizabeth remain barren, He brought for John the Baptist.

Jesus Christ said in Mathew 11 verse 11 that of all men born of woman there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist.

In Galatians chapter 1 verse 13 to 16, son of Tarsus said, he was a proper anti-christ terrorizing the church of God but God had already chosen him to be a vessel unto him right from the mother’s womb.

So, it does not matter your presence situation, if God has written something concerning you, He will bring it to pass.

The late Bishop Benson Idahosa told us the story that when he was a child he was so sickly, so terribly sickly but one day the mother went to go and dumb him on the dunghill – she said there is no hope for this one, stop disturbing us, we forget that we had a child.

And he was on the dunghill for three days.

She came back to look at him, whether by now he would have dead; they find out he is still breathing.

If he is not yet dead after three days let us take him back.

He ended up becoming an Arch Bishop

I want you to stand on your feet; I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Abba Father, You wrote my destiny please bring it to pass.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

You wrote my destiny, bring it to pass Lord; bring it to pass; bring it to pass; bring it to pass Lord. I know you had something good in mind when you send me to this world, Father, please bring it to pass; bring it to pass; bring it to pass. Thank You Father. Bring it to pass Lord. You wrote my destiny and I know you had something good in mind when You are sending me to the world, I am not here by accident, You have a great plan for my life, please bring to pass Lord; bring it to pass Lord; bring it to pass Lord; bring it to pass Lord.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

I will soon be rounding up to give room for the other meeting.

Now, because Abba Father wrote your destiny, He reserves the right, either to erase what He has written or to re-write it.

As they say, the one who made the pencil also made the eraser.

In Genesis chapter 4 verse 1 to 14, we saw that Cain was the first born of Adam and Eve, he was to be the number one man, number one heir on the face of the earth but he ended up a vagabond.

In Hosea chapter 4 verse 17, we saw that Ephraim who got the blessing that should have been given to Manasseh first born brother, got into a situation where God said, leave him alone, he has joined himself to idols.

By the time we got to Hosea chapter 5 verse 9, God said, Ephraim shall be desolate.

The original thing concerning him was that he was going to prosper more than his brother; but now, by the time I finished with him, they won’t even remember he was ever in the world.

By the time we got to Revelation chapter 7 and you read it from verse 4 to 8 (Revelation 4:7 to 8) you will see the names of the twelve tribe of Israel, suddenly, Manasseh was him.

Manasseh was not originally among the twelve tribes, his father Joseph was; but there was someone among the twelve tribes Dan was his name and according to Genesis 49 verse 17, the Bible says Dan was a serpent.

So, somewhere along the way, God had removed the serpent and God was looking for someone to replace him and He chose Manasseh.

Manasseh whose blessing was transferred to Ephraim is now the one God put in the position of Dan.

Ephraim who got the blessing of Manasseh have become desolate, forgotten.

God the Father is a wonderful friend but He can be a very dangerous enemy.

So, how do I get maximum blessing from all these Father – my biological father, my spiritual father and Abba Father?

Simple!

To get maximum blessing from your Biological Father: the Bible says in Exodus 20 verse 12: honour him.

If you honour him, you will live long.

Make him happy.

If your biological father is still alive, take my word now, as soon as you have the opportunity, do something that will make him happy so he can bless you from the bottom of his heart (Genesis 27 verse 1 to 4)

I wish I have time to treat all that but I will encourage you get the tape of the Divine Encounter of last Monday, May 1; get that tape, it will tell you a little more about what will happen if you make your father happy (Biological Father).

What do I do to get maximum benefit from my Spiritual Father?

Thank You Father.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, you have done much for Me, I will reward you greatly.

The Lord asks me to tell someone here tonight, He said the fellow will understand, He said, I will give you rest.

In Genesis 27 verse 1 to 4 – when Isaac was old and he was about to die and he called his son and he said, give me something that I like, let me enjoy and then I will pronounce a blessing on you.

In the case of Spiritual Dad, 1Timothy chapter 5 verse 17, the Bible says you should give your spiritual father double honour.

You are to honour your parents – biological; the elders that rule well, God said, give him double honour particularly the one who is labouring over you in more than a doctrine – take care of you Pastors; give them double honour if you want to get maximum benefits from your Spiritual Pastor.

The Bible says, if you receive a Prophet in the name of a Prophet, you will receive a Prophet reward.

Elisha was ministering to Elijah (2Kings chapter 3 verse 11 to 12), he was pouring water on the hand of Elijah. No wonder he ended up with a double portion of his spirit.

Take care of your spiritual father because you don’t even know where you are going; you don’t know how you are going to end.

When I became born-again, if somebody told me the moment I become born-again that I will become a Pastor, I would have backslide immediately and I mean immediately.

Because I look at the life of the Pastors then, God have mercy.

So, my wife and I we made it a point of duty…, we were not rich but at least was a Lecturer in the University and she was teaching in a High School, we had a little more than the Pastors.

So, we just made it our duty to give them little things at a time, not too much: something of milk, of ovatine, something small from time to time; never knowing that I will one day become a full time Pastor.

If anybody told me, if a prophet looked at me when I gave my life to Jesus and said, one day, you will be… oh no! I would have backslide immediately.

So, you too don’t know how you are going to end; the Law of Harvest is there: what you sow, you will reap.

What do I do to get maximum benefits from Abba Father?

Malachi chapter 1 verse 6 – God said, a son honour his father, a servant honour his master; He said, if I be your father, where is my honour?

In other words, what is God saying?

You want maximum benefit from Me, honour me.

In 1Samuel chapter 2 verse 30, He said, whosoever honour Me, I will honour.

In Proverbs chapter 3 verse 9 to 10, the Bible says, honour the Lord with your substance and with the first fruit of your increase; it said, then, watch God respond; watch what God will do as a result.

I am going to ask you to pray just one more prayer; we will continue the reminder in Abba part 5 and if we don’t finish with Abba part 5 we go on with Abba part 6; then if we don’t finish, we go on to Abba part 7, we just keep going until the Almighty God says enough is enough.

I want you to stand on your feet and pray this prayer with all your heart and say: Abba Father, I will honour my parent biological and spiritual and I will honour You, beginning from now all the blessing that a child can enjoy, pour it on me O Lord.

I will honour my biological parent, I will honour my spiritual parent, I will honour You O God, all the blessing that a child can enjoy, pour on me O Lord; pour on me O Lord. All the blessings that is it possible for any human being to enjoy because I will honour my biological parent, I will honour my spiritual parent, I will honour You Abba Father, all the blessing that is possible for any human being to enjoy, pour on me O Lord; pour on me. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

I want you to pray one more prayer.

Lift your voice to Him and say: Abba Father, the kind of blessings that I will say this is too much let me begin to experience it now.

Open your mouth and call on the Almighty God.

That kind of blessing that I will say Father this is becoming too much, this is becoming too much, this is becoming too much, that kind of blessing Father pour it on me now, pour it on me now. That kind of blessing that I will say Father this is becoming too much pour it on me now beginning from this moment to the glory of Your holy name. Thank You Father. Thank You Jesus.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

I want to stop but I am led by the Spirit of God to pray this one more prayer and I beg you to pray it with all your heart because this is not me, this is God now.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, let me be far far greater than my parent and let my children be greater than I.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Let me be far far greater than my parent and let my children be far far greater than I. No matter how greater I become, Father, let my children be far far greater than I. let me be far far greater than my parent and let my children be far far greater than I. Let me excel, let me go far far beyond my parent and let my children go far far beyond me; let my children go far far beyond me Lord; let my children be far far greater than I – far far greater; only You can make it possible, make it possible Lord; make it possible O Lord. Thank You Father. Let my children surpass me; let them be greater than I. Please Lord, do it; only You can do it, please go ahead and do it. Thank You Almighty God. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Lift your hands to God I want to pronounce a blessing on you; even if I am doing it on credit, I know you will pay for it back later.

Father in the mighty name of Jesus, You know all things, nothing can be hiding from You, so You know the desire of my heart: all those who are genuinely my children, let them be greater than I – in anointing, in power, in revelation knowledge, in closeness to God, let them be greater than I.  And You know what Father, I beg You tonight, let it begin to happen while I am still alive; let the result of this my prayer begin to manifest right now. Thank You my Father. So let it be.

In Jesus mighty name we prayed.

Well, go ahead lift your hands to Him and bless Him; give Him glory; praise His holy name. Thank You Father.

Let me hear a blessed hallelujah.

                                       JUNE HOLY GHOST SERVICE
                                     THEME: ABBA FATHER (PART 5)
                                               2ND JUNE, 2017.
                                        BY: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE

 

 

Thank You Lord.
Let us lift our voices to the Almighty God and bless His holy name.
Let us give Him glory, let us give Him honour; let us give Him adoration.
Bless the King of kings and the Lord of lords; magnify His holy name.
Praise Him
Praise Him
Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration
Bless the All-sufficient God; bless Abba Father; bless the One who lives forever, bless His holy name.
Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration.
Magnify His holy name.
He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored; magnify His holy name
Praise Him
Lift Him high
Worship Him
Give Him all glory, give Him all honour, give Him all adoration
Bless His holy name.
Bless His holy name.
Thank You Father.
We worship You.
We give You glory, we give You honour, we give You adoration
May Your name be forever be glorified.
Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.
Brethren I want you to join me in praying a very specific prayer tonight.
Some days ago, Kidnappers kidnapped some school children; I want you to call on the Lord of Host:
Number One) All the Kidnappers, whether this one that kidnap these children or those who are planning to kidnap anybody, wherever they may be I want the Lord of Host to send down His fire and deal with these kidnappers.
Number two) All those who are co-operating with them among security forces – who are cooperating with these kidnappers so that they will do what they are doing – I want the Almighty God to expose them and disgrace them.
And then number three) Long before Sunday I want these children back home.
I want you to lift up your voices to the Almighty God and say: my Father and my God, the Lord of Host, every person involved in any form of kidnapping, whether the kidnapping of these children or other form or any other kidnapping anywhere else, send down Your fire right now as we pray. My Father and my God, send down Your fire on them; don’t let them rest; don’t let them feel at peace; don’t let them know joy; send down Your fire. And if there is anyone among the security forces cooperating with these criminals so that they can be able to perpetuate the kind of evil they are doing; my Lord and my Saviour, expose such people, disgrace them, deal with them in Your own magnificent way, in a way that will bring glory to Your name. And my Father and my God, before Sunday let these children be back home completely, be united with their parent without any harm, please do it for us Father, do it for us Almighty God. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
We will continue with this prayer and call on the Almighty God and tell our Father, enough is enough: all those who are shedding innocent blood by whatever name they are called, whether the remnant or bokoharam or whatever, all those who are shedding innocent blood, Father, before the end of this month we don’t want any of them left on this earth unless they repent.
Let us talk to the Almighty God.
All those who are shedding innocent blood, by whatever name they are called, before the end of this month we want all of them dead unless they repent; we want You our Father and our God to uproot ever plant You have not planted, enough is enough; enough is enough. Almighty God show Yourself mighty, deal with all these people who are shedding innocent blood – if they don’t repent – immediately and stop their atrocities; Father, remove them from the face of the earth and do it this month Lord; do it this month to the glory of Your holy name.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let us pray one more prayer.
We want to call on Abba Father and say: anyone causing heart-ache in any of our families, we want the Lord to deal with them and do so now.
Let us lift our voices to the Almighty God.
Any one causing heart-ache in any of our families my Father and my God deal with them now. Any one, whoever they may be, wherever they may be located, no matter their disguise, anyone causing heartache in any of our families, Father, enough is enough, deal with them now; deal with them now; deal with them now that Your name might be glorified; deal with them now and we will give You all glory and honour. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I have Father
Almighty Father
He is King of kings and Lord of lords
I have Father
(Hallelujah)

I have Father
Almighty Father
He is King of kings and Lord of lords
I have Father
(Hallelujah)

I have Father
(Hallelujah)
Almighty Father
He is King of kings and Lord of lords
I have Father
(Hallelujah)

I have Father
(Hallelujah)
Almighty Father
He is King of kings and Lord of lords
I have Father
King of kings, Lord of lords, the Father of all fathers, the Almighty God we worship. Thank You for the rest of the year, please accept our worship in Jesus’ name. Father, You are lover of children, those people that have turn themselves to terror to little children, this very night my Father and my God deal with them. You told us that the angels of these children are there beholding Your face, please send at least one of those Angels; set Your children free. My Father and my God before the end of this month let kidnapping come to an end in Nigeria. You are the Almighty God, You are the Lord of Host and You know where these evil people, all those who are terrorizing people, shedding blood innocently and those who are colliding with them, if there be any among the security forces, Father, any plant You have not planted, uproot in Jesus’ name. Anyone causing heartache in homes, in all our homes, Father, enough is enough, if they don’t repent, take them away. Thank You Almighty God.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen.
Let somebody shout hallelujah.
Shake hands with one or two and say God bless you mightily today and then you may please be seated.
Okay!
Now, after those people who have preached it is difficult for me to preach but I have to.
Matthew chapter 6 verse 9:
After this manner therefore pray ye: our Father, which art is heaven, hallowed be thy name.
You know June is when we want to say thank You to God for the first half of the year so that He can bless us more for the rest of the year.
So, June is actually a very special month, our thanksgiving month in this church.
But then before I go on to the sermon proper, as usual I want to spend a little time giving an opportunity to those who are yet to surrender their life to Jesus Christ to do so before we move on to part two.
Because like I explained to you before, the Lord told me earlier this year that some people come to the Holy Ghost services and cannot benefit from all the miracles because we leave altar call to the last; and because they are not yet children, all the miracles just fly over them.
So we want to be sure that anybody present: among those who are listening to us in the various viewing centres, on the internet, on television all over the world; they should become children of God first before we do anything further – that is the greatest miracle that you can have anyway.
So, for this people, I want to quickly look at Proverbs chapter 21 verse 27
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to God.
You see, God loves praises very very much; He loves to be praised
Psalm 50 verse 23 says whosoever offereth praise glorifies Me.
God says if you offer praise, you are giving Him glory and if you do that, He says I will show you the salvation of my Lord.
In John chapter 4 verse 23 to 24, the Almighty God said, God seeks worshippers; He goes after them: He says God is a Spirit, he that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth for the Father seeketh such to worship Him.
He is constantly looking for worshippers and when He finds one He is delighted.
So that was why when He found David He said I have find a man, I have found a worshipper.
When He finds somebody who was a shepherd boy nut who was committed to worshipping God, He said, I will make you a king.
God is interested in praise that when you read Joshua 6 verse 20, it is just the shout of hallelujah that brought down the wall of Jericho.
When people praise Him He removes obstacles.
When He will find people who will praise Him, He will open prison doors like in Acts chapter 16 verse 25 to 34: when Paul and Silas begins to praise Him in prison, He refused to let them stay on in prison. He sent an earthquake; He forced open the prison doors; He destroyed all their yokes; He turned their tormentor to their servant; when people begin to praise Him, He loved to be praised.
In 2Chronicles chapter 20 verse 20 to 25, we will found that when people began to sing and to praise God He cause the enemies to destroy themselves and transfer the wealth of the enemies into the hands of His children
If only we will praise Him, all manners of miracles will follow.
And because I am believing God that from tonight, every obstacle to your joy will collapse.
I am going to ask you one more time to shout a really big hallelujah.
But the Lord says O yes I love praises, O I love praises! But if it is coming from a sinner, He says I don’t want it – it is an abomination.
It is an abomination because their way of life is an abomination to Me – Proverbs 15 verse 9, He said: the way of a sinner is an abomination to Me so I don’t want him praising Me, his praise is an abomination
He says their thoughts are an abomination to Him – Proverbs 15 verse 26 says I know how sinners think; the way they think is an abomination to Me.
So, somebody whose action is an abomination, whose thought is an abomination, how can he then come to church and say I am praising God?
God says I don’t want his praise.
I have told you before a story of a man when we are still very very small at Ebute Metta and our Amplifier was so bad, so old; many a times we have to slap it before it work.
And then one rich man who has just joined the church came in one day brought the microphones, amplifier, everything and brought them in and suddenly God said tell him to take them away, I don’t want them.
We were already rejoicing, at long last we have equipment that is working but God said I don’t want them; ask him to take them away, he is a sinner; his ways are not pleasing to me.
I told you the story before.
When we told them man, the man said, what do you say?
God said, take away your equipment I don’t want them.
Haa!
He said, this God has rejected me!
He did not say anything; he went to one of the pillars…, I have never see that kind of sorrow before; I pray I won’t see it again; … and began to bang his head against the pillar and he was surfing like a little child.
Thank God after that he surrendered his life to Jesus.
God says I don’t want the praise of a sinner; I don’t want the sacrifice of a sinner, it is an abomination.
He compares the sacrifice of a sinner to the same thing as shedding of innocent blood.
Look at it Proverbs chapter 6 verse 16 (when you get home, I want you to read it – Proverbs chapter 6 verse 16), the Bible tells us it said there are certain things God hate – six things God hate and seven are abominations onto Him and He began to mention these things that are abomination to Him: proud look; lying tongue, hand that shed innocent blood…; he was describing what God called an abomination an included shedding of innocent blood.
When I was a younger Christian anytime I came across something I don’t understand, I turn to God to give me explanation.
When I said to my leaders then, what is exactly an abomination?
The answer they gave me was: an abomination is abomination.
I said give me an example.
Haa! this academician has come – abomination is an abomination.
So I turned to God: Father, give me an example of an abomination
And then He said, you just read the story in the newspaper that cause you to shake?
I said yes
He said what is that story?
During the civil war, I won’t say which side of the Army but one side of the Army override a village, drove the Army that was there before and because the villagers co-operated with the one they have just driven away, they decided to punish the people and one of the punishment they gave was that they took a woman who was pregnant and use the bonnet of a gun to reopen her belly
How do you feel?
Horrible
God said that is an abomination.
God is saying the hallelujah of a sinner is an abomination; the praise of a sinner is an abomination; the sacrifice, the offering of a sinner is an abomination.
No wonder He says in Proverbs 28 verse 9 that the prayers of a sinner are an abomination to Him.
No wonder He did not hear the prayers, no wonder He did not answer the prayers because He knows what nobody know – He knows those who are pretending to be a Christian who are not; He knows those who are coming to church who are shouting hallelujah; some of them can even be singing in the choir and yet they continue with sin – He said the prayer of a sinner is an abomination to Him.
That is why the only prayer a sinner can pray is Lord just have mercy on me.
When a sinner has made up his or her mind no more sin, then he can cry to God and say have mercy on me.
In Luke chapter 18: 10 to 14, two people went to the church to pray: one was telling God how good he is; the sinner said, God, I know who I am, just have mercy.
So, when you come to the Almighty God to surrender your life to Jesus you are doing yourself a whole lot of good because after His blood has cleansed from all your sins suddenly your praise we no longer be an abomination; your sacrifice will no longer be an abomination; your prayers will no longer be an abomination and you yourself will no longer be an abomination; but if you continue in your sin, everything you do will be regarded as an abomination.
So, I am going to stop briefly and give an opportunity to those of you who want to surrender your life to Jesus, you don’t want to pretend anymore; you don’t want to be an abomination to God anymore.
You want His blood to wash you from all your sins so that from now on your life will be acceptable to Him; your praise will be acceptable to Him; your sacrifice will be acceptable to Him, you better come forward and surrender your life to Jesus Christ; and I am going to count very quickly from one to ten.
If you want to give your life to Jesus come now; if you are a backslider come now.
Everything a sinner does is an abomination to God; come, let His blood wash away your sins.
I am counting now.
They have come to You now Father, please receive them in Jesus’ name. Let Your blood wash their sins in Jesus’ name; save their souls; write their names in the Book of Life and please Lord don’t let them go back to sin in Jesus’ name. And if there is any backslider who have come back to You today Father please restore fully in Jesus’ name. And I pray Lord God Almighty that from now on their prayers will no longer be abomination to You so that when they call on You, You please answer them by fire. Thank You my Father and my God.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen
I want those of you in front let me hear you shout hallelujah.
Okay!
Let us go ahead to the Matthew chapter 6 verse 9 and see: Jesus was teaching His disciples to pray and the first thing He said is when you are praying do it this way and said, our Father which hath in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
This Law is called the Law of priority
And what He simply says is that what is most important to you is what you put first.
In Luke chapter 6 verse 45, the Bible says out of the abundant of the heart the mouth speaks.
If you see somebody who has been stranded in the desert for weeks and finally somebody found him; if you ask him, how are you?
The first thing that we come out of his mouth is water, water, water.
Jesus Christ said, the priority is after you have said Abba Father, the next you must say is ‘glory be to Your name’ – Praise Him.
He said, more than anything else praise God.
And when you study the Lord Jesus Christ carefully…, I have tried, I am still studying Him; …you will discover that has He goes on in His ministry He kept on putting words that will show those who will pay attention that He just want to praise His Father; He want to glorify His Father.
Because of time I will just show you about five very quickly of these statements.
Statement number one: He said in John chapter 14 verse 28, He said, my Father is greater than I.
You know what that mean?
He is saying, I AM great but My Father is greater than I.
And then He went ahead and even in John chapter 10 verse 29, He said, My Father is greater than them all; My Father is greater than them all.
What is the meaning of that?
He is simply saying My Father is the Greatest.
We have been talking about that before but we can see it in the words of Jesus Christ My Father is greater than them all: He is the most High; the One higher than the highest; Heaven is His throne, the earth is His footstool.
In Daniel chapter 3 verse 13 to 29, you will remember one king said Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego did not worship my idol, we will throw you into the fire and who is that God who will come deliver you from my hand?
God said, is that so!
We will show you.
By the time you we get to the next chapter Daniel chapter 4 from verse 28 to 37, He showed that king; He said, you think you are the greatest, I will show that I can make you an animal for seven years; until the fellow said, ehen, ehen, the Most High rules in the affairs of men.
He is the greatest, Jesus said so.
And so, you find that, the first thing you should do about your Father is praise Him.
Tonight because our time is far spent, I am not going to be asking you to pray as we used to do and pray; I will let you pray together when I finished.
Several years ago there was a misunderstanding between Guidance Newspaper and the Government (Military Government) and the Editor of the News Paper at time happen to be one of our worker and they have taken them to court and they were going to close down Guidance Newspaper, they have made up their minds.
And the Lawyer of the Guidance Newspaper then, the late Rotimi Williams of blessed memory the giant among the Lawyers, seeing the worse situation and said maybe we better go and see these people and see if we can settle with us.
When they got to the fellow who was in government at that time; he told them it is impossible, we have made up our mind, the Guidance is gone.
Please Sir, let them fine us, we will pay any fine
No! no! the Guidance is gone.
My son who was the Editor then, came back and said, Daddy, there is no hope.
I said, haa!
He said we have gone to the highest person
I said, haa!
There is somebody higher than the highest – my Daddy is higher than the highest.
The following day they went to court and the Judge fine them Four Hundred naira or something and ended the case.
My son came back he could not talk.
We are ready to pay millions.
I said, I told you there is somebody greater than the greatest.
If you believe that Father who is greater than the greatest is your father, let Him hear you shout hallelujah.
And then in Matthew chapter 3 verse 9, Jesus was speaking again, look at what He said: He said, My Father can bring children out of stones.
You can see Him bragging about His Father; bringing glory to Him.
My Father can bring children out of stone!
What kind of father is that?
He said you don’t know My Father.
Then, in Luke chapter 19 verse 37 to 40, He said, My Father can even cause stone to speak.
You know people were praising Him, children were praising Him and then the religious leader of the town said tell these people to keep quiet, can You hear what they are saying?
If they keep quiet, stones will begin to cry out – My Father can make stones speak; My Father can produce children out of stones.
What He saying?
My Father can do the impossible.
My Father can do incredible.
My Father can do something that you just won’t able to believe.
And then of course, glory be to God, and He knows what He is talking about because in Exodus 17 verse 1 to 6 that Father has brought water out of rock – He can bring water out of rock; He can bring children out of rock; He can make rock sing.
Tell your neighbour that what they say is impossible is a joke because my Father can do it.
One of my children who preached has already spoken about Luke chapter 1 verse 37, Jeremiah 33:27 etcetera
So, I will probably just give you one illustration; some of you have heard the story before.
There was a woman who had been barren for several years and then…
Thank You Father.
The Lord asks me to tell somebody here tonight, He said, I have already heard you.
Thank you.
So, there was this woman, she had been barren for a long time; she spent all manners of money.
Finally, she got to a professor who did said let us do a thorough test.
After the test, she called the woman and the husband and took a balloon and said what is this?
They said this is a water balloon.
And he took it near the fire and the balloon melted so that one part got burnt to the other and he showed them and said, that is how the womb of your wife is.
It is gummed together, there is nothing anybody can do to make this woman have a child – the womb is gummed together.
And then, one of our pastors in Ibadan- because they live in Ibadan – brought the lady here;
I now said, the Doctor said impossible, well let us try somebody who can do the impossible and we prayed a simple prayer and nine month later, I don’t know how God did it, maybe He replaced the womb but nine month later from the womb they say it was gummed, my Father who can bring children out of the stones brought a child out.
I decree tonight to all of you that they have told you that you have impossibilities, next month you will testify.
And then,
Thank You Father.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, there will be two surprises this month; He said, a pleasant one for you and unpleasant one for your enemy.
Let me take number three: Jesus was speaking and He said in Matthew 26 verse 53 – you people they have come to arrest Him and Peter wanted to defend Him and he took a sword that he saw with Soldiers; and Jesus Christ said, I can ask My Father and He will send me twelve legions of angels.
Now, if you read that casually, you don’t know the meaning.
What’s He saying?
He said, if I ask My Father, He can send Me seventy-two thousand angels.
So what does that mean?
If you check the scriptures 2Kings chapter 19 verse 35 – the Bible tells us that one Angel destroyed in one night one-hundred and eighty-five thousand human soldiers (one angel versus one-hundred and eighty-five human soldiers in one night).
And because I am a Mathematician I got excited when I heard about twelve legions: twelve legions mean seventy-two thousand angels; one angel can deal with one-eighty-five thousands soldiers.
So, twelve legions of angel can deal with Thirteen Billions, Three Hundred and Twenty Millions soldiers (13,320,000,000 soldiers).
You know what means?
The population of the world today is around six billion.
Twelve legions of angel can wipe out the whole world in less than one night.
What is Jesus trying to say?
He simply says My Father is the Mightiest.
When we are talking about the mighty people, hey, they don’t know anything, let my Father stand up.
That is why the Bible say, let God arise and His enemies will scatter.
If you are true child of God, the Abba Father is your father, you enemies are in trouble.
That is why when you praise Him, God arises and His enemies scatter.
That is why if He can just hear a thorough shout of praise from the bottom…
Amen
Amen
I don’t have all the time, I would have wanted but my children have used the time very very well.
If you belong to church where they praise God the way He should praised, every battle will crumble because Abba Father is the Mightiest.
I still remember very well the story of a brother who came to church with his wife and the husband gave his life to Jesus; we thought the wife will do the same thing but we just discover the wife stopped coming to church.
And after sometime we decide to do a follow-up: when we got to the house the woman said, I am not coming again.
Why not?
She said, since we have started coming to your church, I can no longer fly at night.
You know why?
My Father controls the air.
When a witch comes to where they are praising Him, He will begin to drop bombs upon them.
In the mighty name of Jesus Christ any witch in your family will no longer fly.
Let me move quickly to number four because of time.
Jesus said, in My Father’s house (that is in John chapter 14) there are many mansions – He is boosting
John chapter 14 verses 1 and 2, He said, let me tell you about My Daddy; He said you people think you have houses, come to My Father’s house and you will see mansions; and it is not one, not two, He said many.
And the Bible tells us in Revelation chapter 21 verse 21, He says the street in heaven are made of the purest gold and whatever that is on the ground that is use to build houses
So, the mansions in heaven are made of pure gold.
The Bible said the gold is so pure that you can see through it.
What is Jesus trying to tell us?
He is trying to say My Father is the Richest; My Father is the Richest.
I wish I had all the time to show you the scripture: Abraham was rich but his Daddy, my Father, Abba Father, who gave him wealth – Genesis 24 verse 35 to 35, the servant of Abraham servant said, I am Abraham’s servant and God has blessed my master greatly.
Isaac was very rich but if you read Genesis 26 and you read from verse 1 to 14 (Genesis 26 verse 1 to 14) you we know that the reason Isaac was very rich was because it is my Father who made him rich, He was the One who guided him.
Jacob was exceedingly rich: Genesis 30 verse 33, but it is my Father who showed him how to be very rich.
The Bible says, all silver belong to Him, all gold belong to Him, He is the One who gives power to get wealth, my Father is the Richest, Jesus said so.
That is why one of my brother who spoke.., I cannot remember which one now; …said that, it is when God want to give, He gives according to His riches.
When Abba Father is truly your father, even before you pray He answers and when you ask for one thing, He can give you seven just to show you how rich He is.
I have told you a story before
I said, we were going and fishing in December one year and I saw a signboard that says turkey for sales and I just said to myself: it is interesting, I never had turkey for Christmas; never had turkey for Christmas! And I went on
I had no money to buy turkey and nobody ever gave me one.
We went go-and-fishing, by the time I returned, there are three turkeys waiting for me at home.
I got to church following Sunday and I said brethren, look at what happen, I just thought how I wish I had turkey for Christmas and now I had three and I said to them jokingly, that is not an invitation for you to come tonight for dinner.
Before I reached home, my turkey had increase to seven.
You can ask for one thing and He can give you seven.
I have faith in Him that there is somebody here today trusting God for one child, get ready for three.
I believe there is somebody here trusting God for a promotion, get ready for double.
Thank You Daddy.
You know what He said to me just now?
He says you are not behaving like Jesus: why did you say double?
They will think it is done by human being.
If you are getting ready for promotion, get ready for triple.
Thank You Daddy.
Daddy asks me to tell somebody, He said right now nothing is moving, He said but very soon things will be accelerating.
Thank You Father.
Daddy asks me to tell someone, He said I will use your case to show that I can still deal with Goliath.
Let me give you one more that we can have some few minutes at least to praise God before we begin to pray.
Jesus made another statement that is very very illustrative.
In John chapter 8 verse 58, He said, before Abraham was, I AM
What’s He saying?
Well, in John chapter 1 verses 1 and 14, the Bible says in the beginning was the word, the word was with God, the word was God. It was the word that became flesh; it was the word now that is working in Jesus Christ – He said before Abraham was, I AM
He is saying that My Father is the Oldest – He has been there from the beginning.
If you go to Exodus chapter 3 verses 13 and 14, He said, tell the children of Israel I AM THAT I AM sent you.
My Father is the Oldest – that is fantastic.
That means before the mountains were brought forth He’s God.
Psalm 90 verses 1 and 2 – before the mountains were brought forth He’s God.
Before cancer came He’s God.
Before hypertension came He’s God.
Before heart problem came He’s God.
Before diabetes came He’s God.
Before barrenness came He’s God.
Very few of you probably heard me tell this story but there are some people who are here who were there when it happened.
We had what we used to call Christ Redeemers’ Congress in Ibadan, Ibadan grammar school, several years ago, 1978 or something and we are having a wonderful time and there was a woman there with a child who were seating in the sun.
So, the child was feeling uncomfortable, so the woman thought it was heat; so, she tried to remove the shirt and something happen.
From the day the child was born the child had been going from one illness to another to another to another, all doctor had tried; every herbalist had tried; and finally they came to one herbalist who said, take this child to Jesus.
Haa!
And the woman said, Babalawo! you are recommending Jesus!
He said, I am just telling you, you want this child well?
Take this child to Jesus.
And then, the woman heard that we were having the programme, do you know my brothers and sisters, we were not praying, we were not preaching, we were just worshipping God and all of a sudden, a snake came out of that child.
When you praise the One who know the origin of your problem; when you praise Him, whatever it is that the enemy has hiding in your body, hiding in your business, hiding in your marriage, hiding in your home, hiding in your ministry, hiding in your church will be forced out.
All you need to do is praise Him – praise Him to the extent that He would stand and when He stands, enemies will scatter.
He had done so much for us; even if He does not do anything else at all, praising Him is a debt.
But when you praise Him, He will do more.
Maybe I will tell you one more story and then I will let us go and praise Him for a while.
Some of you will remember this one.
There was this woman, anything she ate she will vomit – anything at all.
The Doctor said, haa, what is the problem!
They gave her all manners of medication; they told what to eat; they told her what not to eat – she just kept on vomiting.
Finally, somebody directed her to Headquarters at Ebut-metta.
She came and all I said is ‘let somebody shout hallelujah’
Has she opened her mouth to shout…
Thank You Father
I will complete the story but Daddy asks me to tell somebody, He said because of what I AM about to do for you, very soon people will begin to notice how you dance for the Lord.
Like I was saying, all that I just said, I was just asking people to shout.
As the woman opened her mouth to shout hallelujah, a big worm jumped out and from that day onward she became completely well.
I don’t know what the enemy had hiding in your system but I want you to stand now…; first of all I want you to shout a really big hallelujah to the Lord; …and then I want you to go ahead and praise Him.
Just go ahead praise Him; praise the Almighty God; give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration; bless the King of kings, bless the Lord of lords, bless the Ancient of days; give Him glory, give Him honour; say I thank You. Thank You for all You have done for me in the past; thank You the Greatest; thank You because You are the Mightiest; thank You because You are the Oldest; thank You because You are the Richest; thank You because there is nothing You cannot do; thank You my Father and my God, I bless Your name; I give You glory, I give You honour; I give You adoration; I just want to say thank You Daddy; thank You my King; thank You my Lord; thank You my Saviour; I bless Your holy name; I bless Your holy name; I bless Your holy name. O blessed, blessed, blessed be Your holy name. Thank You for all You have done for me: thank You for providing; thank You for health; thank You for strength; thank You for victory; thank You for joy; thank You Lord God Almighty for making me, me; Thank You for the salvation of my soul. Thank You Lord God Almighty I bless Your name; I bless Your name; I bless Your name. Ancient of days I worship You today; I give You glory, I give You honour, I give You adoration, blessed be Your holy name Lord; blessed be Your holy name Lord. Blessed, blessed, blessed, blessed, blessed be Your holy name Lord. Thank You Almighty God. Thank You King of kings; thank You Lord of lords; thank You the I AM THAT I AM; thank You the Ancient of days, I blessed Your holy name. O Father thank You. Thank You. Thank You Lord I worship You, I bless Your holy name, I bless Your holy name, You are worthy to be praised; You are worthy, You are worthy, You are worthy of my praise, I bless You Lord; I will praise You Lord; I will magnify Your holy name. Yes Lord, I will praise You; I will praise You; I will praise You forever more. I will give You all glory, I give You all honour, I will give You all adoration; all the days of my life I will praise You; I will praise You; I will praise You Ancient of days; I will praise You Unchangeable changer, I will praise You Almighty God. I will praise You. Lord You are worthy to be praised; You are worthy, You are worthy; there is no one like You; my Father the Greatest – on earth there is no one like Him; my Father is the greatest, is the Oldest, is the Wisest, I bless Your holy name. I will keep on praising, keep on magnifying Your holy name; I will keep on praising You forever; blessed be Your name Lord. Thank You my Father. Thank You my Lord. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have given thanks.
I have told you before, I am saying again: when prayer fails, try praise.
If you have prayed and nothing seems to be happening, begin to praise Him and you will see Him move.
This month like never before you will have testimonies.

                                                 JULY HOLY GHOST SERVICE
                                              Theme: ABBA FATHER (PART 6)
                                                               7TH July, 2017.
                                                     By: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE

 

 

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 because He is great.
He is worthy to be praised.
Magnify His holy name.
Worship the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Ancient of days.
He is great and greatly to be praised.
He is worthy, worthy of our worship, worthy of our praise, worthy of adoration.
Let us bless His holy name.
Let us give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration.
Praise Him because He is worthy, He is worthy to be praise.
Magnify His holy name because there is no one like Him.
Praise Him.
Thank Him for answered prayers.
Give Him glory that we called on Him and He answered us.
Let us give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration for all He did for us in the month of June.
Bless His holy name for answered prayers in January and February.
Praise Him for the miracles of March and April.
Give Him glory for His support and faithfulness in the month of May.
And worship for Him for everything He has done for you since the beginning of the year – praise His holy name.
Thank You my Father.
You are worthy to be praise.
We give You glory, we give You honour, we give You adoration Lord.
Blessed be Your holy name; blessed be Your holy name; blessed be Your holy name.
Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Brethren, because we want to pray some serious prayers, we want you to start by asking God to cover you in His blood.
So, lift your voice to Him and say: Father, both myself and my family cover us in Your blood now.
Open your mouth and cry to the Almighty.
Myself, my family, those who are special to me Lord, cover us in Your blood right now, right now, right now Father. Your blood, Your blood that conquered Satan, cover me in Your blood; cover every member of my family in Your blood; cover my relatives in Your blood; cover my friends in Your blood; cover all those who are precious to me in Your blood; cover Your church in Your blood Lord; cover us in Your blood Father; cover us in Your blood Daddy. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I want you to call on God with all your heart and say: Father, thank You for answered prayers, but we are not talking about king pin kidnappers alone, we are talking about every kidnapers in Nigeria, root them out.
Every kidnapper in Nigeria root them out; not just a king pin, every kidnappers – small or big, in the entire nation, root them out, root them out Father; root them out in the month of July. Every kidnapper in Nigeria, big or small, wherever they may be, Father root them out; just uproot them Daddy; uproot everyone of them, everyone of them, everyone of them, root them out without a single exception; don’t let anyone of them escape; it is either the repent or You root them out Lord; root them out. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
We want to commit every society or cult that is shedding the blood of the innocent into the hand of God.
So, lift your voice and say: Father, every society or cult shedding the blood of the innocent, send down Your fire and consume them.
Go ahead lift your voice and cry to the Almighty God.
Every society, every cult by whatever name they are called that are shedding innocent blood, wherever they may be, Father, send down Your fire; Almighty God send down Your fire to consume them. Every evil society, every cult that is shedding innocent blood, wherever they maybe, Father, send down Your fire and consume them. Whether it is in institution of learning or in the society as a whole, wherever they maybe, every society, every cult that is shedding innocent blood, wherever they maybe my Father and my God, send down Your fire and consume them. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
We want to commit into God’s hands people or organizations that are making life tough for the common man.
I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, every person or organization making life difficult for the common man, Father, expose them and dislodge them.
Go ahead, lift your voice to the Almighty God and cry to God.
Every person or organization making life difficult for the common man, Lord God Almighty, expose them and dislodge them; expose them and dislodge them. Please my Father and my God every person or organization making life difficult for the common man, O Lord God Almighty, wherever they maybe expose them and dislodge them. Thank You Father. Glory be to God.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Now, we want to pray, we want to rebuke the spirit of sudden death.
We want to rebuke spirit of infirmities.
We want to rebuke spirit called cancer.
We want to rebuke the spirit called hypertension.
Lift your voice to the Almighty God with all your heart and say: Father, Abba Father, we Your children today rebuke the spirit of death and of infirmities, of cancer, of hypertension, of stroke in the life of Your children.
Open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God.
Father, Abba Father, in the mighty name of Jesus, we Your people rebuke every spirit of sudden death, every spirit of infirmities, every spirit of cancer, every spirit of hypertension, every spirit of stroke. Almighty God, we Your children are in one accord tonight and we rebuke every evil spirit, every spirit of sudden death; every spirit of infirmities, of cancer, of heart disease, of stroke, of hypertension, of memory loss; every evil spirit tormenting children of God, we rebuke them tonight in the mighty name of Jesus. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Now, this last prayer is optional; you do not need to pray it if does not apply to you.
But there are some of us who are tired of suffering; some of us are tired of struggling and for such people let them lift up their voices to the Almighty God now and say: Father, open the door to my breakthrough tonight.
Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.
Father, I am tired of struggling, I am tired of suffering, I am tired of fruitless efforts, Almighty God, this very night, open the door to my breakthrough tonight. Thank You Father. Open the door Daddy that Your name might be glorified. Open the door; open the door; open the door. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Now, finally please join hand together; you are going to pray for you neighbour now and say: Father, this my neighbour that I am holding, prosper him/prosper her.
Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.
This my neighbour because he is a child of God, a child of my Daddy, prosper him/prosper her, do it Daddy; do it Almighty God. Blessed be Your holy name. 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
Almighty God we want to bless Your holy name. King of kings and Lord of lords, the great Abba Father, blessed be Your holy name Lord. Thank You for all the testimonies we have already heard, please accept our worship in Jesus’ name. Tonight like never before visit Your children. Those who are here, those who are in the viewing centers all over the world: those who are watching on the internet; those who are watching by television, Father, visit them all in Jesus’ name. All the prayers that Your children have prayed, just as You answer the prayer of last month, answer the one of this month by fire also and glorify Your holy name.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen.
Let somebody shout hallelujah.
Shake hand with one or two and tell them God will surprise you tonight and then you may please be seated.
Now, tonight, before we discuss our major point which is Abba Father Part 6 which is going to deal with our God being the God of prosperity.
I want to spend some view minutes talking to those of you who are not yet born-again; so that you don’t miss what God want to do tonight.
You see God is love: 1John chapter 4 verse 8 says God is love.
And He loves you according to John chapter 3 verse 16: the Bible says, for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believe in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
He loves you because you are part of the world.
It is because He loves you that is why you are either hear tonight or listening to me in the various viewing centres all over the world.
I know He loves you.
I know He loves you because in John chapter 6 verse 44, Jesus Christ says no man can come unto me except My Father draws him.
You are here tonight because God is drawing you, drawing you, drawing you to salvation.
Now, because He loves you, He is not going to prosper you why you still living in sin – He loves you more than that.
If you are still living in sin, He is not going to prosper you because He loves you.
You will say, ha ha, wait a minute! – He loves me! and yet He won’t prosper me if I am living in sin!
O yes!
You will say but there are many people out there in the world who are rich, wealthy and without Christ!
Well, listen to Psalm 92 verse 7 and you will know why He will not prosper you while you are still living in sin.
Psalm 92 verse 7: the Bible says, when the wicked spring forth as grass, when all workers of iniquity do flourish, it is that they shall be destroyed forever.
If you are living in sin and you are flourishing and you are prospering, I pity you because you are like a ram for the slaughter.
You see people of the other faith celebrating not too long ago and they buy rams days before the celebration and the children will begin to take care of the ram, washing it, feeding it and the ram will be wandering when did I became so important
But you know the reason why, it is being prepared for the slaughter.
When you see sinners flourishing, when you see people who are workers of iniquity prospering, the Bible says it is because their destruction is near.
God loves you so much that He will not want to heal you when you are still living in sin.
John chapter 5 verse 2 to 14 tells us that a man had been sick for thirty-eight years, then Jesus healed him but then told him I have done this for you on credit, go and sin no more or else something else will come upon you – something worse than thirty-eight years of sickness.
What that passage is saying: is saying if you are sick and you do not want to say bye-bye to life of sin, it is better that you remain sick, manage that one than that you should be healed and continue in sin and get something worse than before.
So, in Mark chapter 2 verse 1 to 12, when they brought a man who was paralyzed from neck downwards to Jesus Christ through the roof, the first thing He said was: He said to the fellow, okay, because of the demonstration of your faith, thy sins be forgiven thee, before He now said, get up, take your bed and go; He had to forgive him first before the healing.
Sin must go first!
Before prosperity, before you ask God to prosper you, you must let go a life of sin.
Jeremiah 17 verse 11 says: as the partridge sits on egg and hatch them not, so he that get riches and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days and at his end shall be a fool.
God is saying, the man who is getting rich and who is not a child of God, who has not forsaken the way of sin is a fool because he is going to die in the middle of his days.
Proverbs chapter verse 32 says: the prosperity of fools will destroy them.
God says if I prosper a fool, that fool is going for destruction.
Now, the question is who is a fool?
According to the definition of God, a fool according to Psalm 14 verse 1 – is the one who says there is no God.
You will say, no, I never say there is no God.
You may not say so with your mouth but you might be saying so with your action.
A fool is someone who ignores heaven
Luke 12 verse 16 to 21, it tells us the story of a man who prosper mightily but he forgot everything about heaven, God said to him you are a fool, you will die tonight.
A fool is someone who says there is no God, who say there is no heaven or ignores heaven and so he says there will be no judgment.
He is a rich man no regard for God, no regard for heaven, they call him Ajekuaye Baba
You know what that means just enjoy and die; you just enjoy this world and die.
He will be feeling big but they are telling him the truth, enjoy and perish.
Whether you believe it or not, there is judgment when we leave this world.
Hebrews 9:27 says, it is appointed unto man once to die and after that one judgment.
So, if you want to become rich, you want to prosper why you are still in sin, is like you are telling God there is no God, there is no heaven, there is no judgment that everything ends here and that is not true.
The reason sinners continue to toil with sin according to proverb 10 verse 23 is because they are fools.
I believe you are not a fool.
I believe you know there is God; I believe you know there is heaven; I believe you know that all does not end here; I believe you know there is judgment coming.
I tell you a story and then I give you an opportunity to surrender you life to Jesus.
True story!
Some of you have heard it before.
A man came to the church at the Headquarters several years.
What was is problem?
He swallowed a charm that it supposed to produce money.
He reached an agreement with the herbalist: you swallow this charm, you will become stinkingly rich but you will die after seven years.
And said, no problem, at least I will enjoy seven years.
He swallowed the thing and no money came and whatever it is he swallowed began to bit from the inside and everyday they say happy new year, he knew the seven years will soon began.
Few days he was to die, he came to the church, he heard the sermon, he surrendered his life to Jesus, we prayed for him, he vomited what he swallowed and then we all rejoice.
He came to church for some weeks and we did not see him again, so we decided to follow-up
By the time we got to him he said haa, they told me I swallowed the first on wrongly which means he had swallowed the second one now.
And this time around, oh money came; I mean the devil brought the money.
When the seven years was about to end, he had a brain way: he said the demons that suppose to kill me is in Nigeria; I will run to England, they won’t be able to catch me there.
He died on the plane.
I appeal to you tonight, because tonight is special night: the door of prosperity is going to open for some people tonight.
But if you have not yet given your life to Jesus Christ, run forward now and come and surrender your life to Jesus; because if prosperity come to you while you are in sin, you are dawn fall.
But if you come to Him, the blood of Jesus Christ will cleanse your sins, you will become the child of the Living God and then God will be free to prosper you.
I am going to count from one to ten; if you want to give your life to Jesus Christ before I say ten, I want you to be standing before me and then I will pray for your salvation.
I am counting now.
One…
And those of you who are watching at the various viewing centers go towards the altar now; there are men of God there who will attend to you for salvation.
Two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine
Thank you those of you who are clapping, God bless you; your hands will always prosper.
Amen.
Now, those of you who have come forward and those of you who are on the way, talk to the Jesus Christ now: ask Him to have mercy on you and save your soul; ask Him to wash away your sins with His blood; ask Him that you don’t want to prosper while in sin, you want your sins gone, ask Him to please save your souls tonight. Go ahead talk to the Almighty.
Listen counselors, come over and attend to this people.
The rest of us let us stretch our hands towards this people and intercede for them that the One who saved our souls will save their own souls also. Pray for them brethren. Pray that the Almighty God will wipe away their sins with His blood and make them true children of the Living God. Pray for them brethren. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Saviour I just want to say thank You. Thank You for Your words and thank You for these people who have decided to say bye-bye to a life of sin and they have decided to come over to You, please receive them in Jesus’ name; let Your blood wash away their sins; save their souls; give them a brand new beginning; admit them into the family of God. Father, in every way possible prosper them also. As You write their names in the Book of Life, give them the grace to serve You till the end. Thank You my Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen.
Now those of you who have come forward let me hear shout hallelujah.
I rejoice with you; from now on 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 a card which you should fill very quickly.
Give me your name, your address and your prayer request and I promise you I will be praying for you.
We will give you to two to three minutes to fill the card and wait for you before we continue.
Congratulations
Thank You Father.
Now, I want you to stand on your feet and pray a prayer
Just stretch your hands towards me and say: Father, just help Your son tonight.
Go ahead, open your mouth; pray the prayer.
Abba Father, help Your son tonight. Thank You my Father. Help me tonight. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
So shall it be in Jesus’ name.
Thank you.
Please be seated.
Job chapter 36…
The reason I asked you to pray for me is so that I will deliver the message for you accurately.
There is nothing wrong with me but I want to make sure that what you hear tonight will change your live forever.
Job chapter 36 verse 11 and 12:
11 “If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
12 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.”
Pastors are at times classified into categories.
Some are called Prosperity Preachers because they are always preaching about prosperity.
Some are called Faith Preachers because they focus on faith.
Some are called Grace Preachers because they focus on grace.
Few, very few are called Holiness Preachers
Which group do you think I belong to?
Thank you.
The reasons Pastors are categorized like this, it is because in that section they decided to focus on, at times they go to extreme.
Prosperity Preachers preach prosperity in such a manner that at times they have to twist the word of God to fit their message.
Faith Preachers at times do the same.
Grace Preachers, Oh my God!
There is nothing wrong with faith; without faith you cannot please God.
I am a man of faith; I live by faith but I am not a faith preacher.
It takes faith to come and live in this jungle with my family when it was headquarters of highway robbers and pythons – It takes faith.
There are Grace Preachers who talk about grace to such an extent that it becomes ridiculous.
I know that is by grace that we are saved.
I know I am what I am today by the grace of God but I am not a grace preacher; because they preach Grace in such a manner that they say: once you are born-again you can keep on committing adultery and robbery that grace will still take you to heaven – that is a lie.
I am a Holiness Preacher and I make no apology.
Cut me to one thousand pieces; each piece will shout be holy.
You say Oh you too, don’t you go to extreme with holiness.
Extreme!
All that the Angels are crying from eternity to eternity is what?
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty
I am Holiness Preacher because I discovered that long ago that holiness is the master key.
If you believe that let me hear you shout hallelujah.
I know some of you have becoming a bit uncomfortable; wondering what is coming tonight.
No, relax!
Tonight, I am not a prosperity preacher that is what I am trying to say.
I am going to talk about prosperity because Abba Father, my Dad and I hope your Dad is enormously wealthy – enormously wealthy.
The first time He introduced Himself to human being in Genesis 17 verse 1: He said, I AM Jehovah El-Shaddai – the God who is more than enough.
Oh, enormously wealthy!
I was talking to some of my senior Pastors yesterday and I gave them a Proverb, the saying of the elders in Africa.
I said it in Africa language before I translated it.
It says, (and I am going to translate it to you later so let me just say it the way the elders say it.)
Ajanakun ko bi rara, omo erin baabi erin lonjo.
What does that mean in English?
An Elephant will never produce a dwarf, any baby born by an Elephant is going to end up like an Elephant.
Abba Father is enormously wealthy – like father like son.
Lift your hand to the Almighty God and say, I refuse to die poor.
I thank God for my son who gave the first lecture and you know him very well, he did an excellent job.
Now, your Daddy is not just…, sorry, our Daddy let me put all of us; …our Daddy is not only enormously wealthy, I mean so wealthy that when they wanted to tie His own street, He tied it with gold.
The street in heaven is gold.
That which you say you are wearing as ornament now, they walk on it in heaven.
The houses there are built with pure gold that is how wealthy He is.
But He is not just wealthy, He is very generous.
Because the next time we hear Him introducing us to another of His names in Genesis 22 – He calls Himself Jehovah Jireh, the God who provides.
He is wealthy, He is generous, and there is absolutely no reason why a child of God must die poor.
Psalm 35 verse 27 – God said or the word of God tells us, God had pleasure in the prosperity of His servant – He wants you to prosper.
Don’t let anybody deceive you; that was why I started at the beginning, God help me tonight because I am going to section that I am not specialist in it.
But it is true your Father is enormously wealthy; your Father is very generous; your Father has pleasure in your prosperity.
I decree tonight to every one of you who are true children of my Father, you will not die poor.
However, haven’t said that much let me quickly add that true prosperity is not limited to material wealth alone
Because the moment we begin to talk about prosperity people will begin to talk about money and clothes and cars and houses – that is wealth; that is not necessarily true prosperity.
True prosperity consist of several things, I will be only to mention five of them tonight because of time.
Number one) True prosperity, it contains or includes Material wealth:
Abba Father wants you rich.
Why?
Proverbs 22 verse 7 says the rich rules over the poor and the borrower is servant to the lender.
God does want you to be the servant of any lender, He want you to be lender alone.
I decree in the Name that is above every other name, God will help you clear your debt.
The rich is the head; the borrower is the tail.
Tell your neighbour I refuse to be tail.
Because one thing you notice about tail is that you can take away the tail from any animal, the animal would die
I refuse to be tail.
How many of you would like to be head?
In the Name that is above every other name, you will be the head.
Reason number two why God want you to be rich, want you to be wealthy, it is because Ecclesiastes chapter 7 verse 12 says money is a defense – money is a defense; and you are destined to be secure; you are destined to be secure.
Psalm 23 verse 5 tells us: thou prepareth a table before me in the presence of my enemy.
Security is supposed to be your portion.
Money can be a defense against several things including death.
You say what!
May be if you read your newspaper, you will heard about student in one of the Higher Institution of learning who felt sick and they took the child to a hospital and the Doctor asked for some money to be deposited; before the student could gather the money, the fellow died because they won’t attend to him because there is no money.
He did not die because he was sick; he died because he was poor.
Money is a defense.
God wants you to be wealthy.
I will give you just one more reason because of time
…because it helps you to build His kingdom.
Zachariah chapter 1 verse 17: He said, my cities shall yet be build and spread abroad – true prosperity.
There are many of us who want to do mighty things for God, what is holding us back is money.
Are my right?
Years ago when we are at the first auditorium; when we come for convention like we are coming in August, we always task everybody coming: you must bring so much so that we can bring the money together to buy food for everybody.
It got to a stage my people began to complain: we don’t have the money.
You don’t have the money!
How are we going to eat?
And they were complaining, they were grumbling.
And so one day, I said to them, I said, God who has made your father that I am feeding you spiritually, He will help so that I will be feeding you physically also.
They all said amen.
Eh en, that is what we want.
After the program, I got into my prayer room and I was thanking Him for the programme and God spoke to me and said son: you want to be feeding the people physically?
I said yes, one day.
He said, when do you want that day to come?
One of these days because I didn’t know He was listening.
He said, tomorrow, tell these people that as from next year we won’t task you, come, you will be feed for free.
Haa! Father!
Who is going to do that?
You now!
I have no business, I am Pastor!
Where will the money come from?
So, when they came the following day, I say, Father, forgive me ooo; I have never disobeyed You but my faith cannot handle this one.
I did not tell the people at all; I kept my mouth shut.
The following month the people came for Holy Ghost service and God told me son, tell these people, from next year, we won’t task you; come and you will be fed for free.
I said Lord, I can’t.
Then He said, son, you are about to lose a miracle.
I pray for all of you here tonight, you will never miss your miracle.
And so I said, well, I know what I will do; I will tell the people, next year, will are going to try something, you are not going to bring anything because I calculated: if I sell my car and my wife’s car…; we are not very many then, probably about ten thousand people; …whenever will finish that money I will just tell the people God has answered your prayers, go home.
I am an ordinary human being like yourself.
So, I told the people, as from next year, next year we are going to try something, you won’t bring any money, my Father and I will feed you.
That is more than thirty years ago, He has not failed yet.
You said, Pastor how? How did He do it?
He just kept on sending people.
You never can tell you might be the one He would send for the next convention.
Stand on your feet; lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, everything I need to serve You give me abundantly, give me abundantly.
Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.
The money I need to serve You adequately give me abundantly; give me. I don’t want to die poor, there is Your work to be done; there is work to be done; I want to be able to sponsor the convention; I want to be able go to my Daddy-in-the-lord and say, Daddy, how much will it cost, just tell me. Everything I need to serve You adequately, give me O Lord; give me mightily, give me abundantly, give me more than I can even think possible. Thank You my Father. Thank You Saviour. Everything I need to serve You, to serve You adequately, give to me Lord, don’t let me lack, don’t let me lack, please Lord don’t let me lack.
Wealth has no meaning without good health.
You will say take your money and give me good health.
In 2Kings chapter 5 for example; 2Kings chapter 5 verse 1 to 5, the Bible text tells us about Naaman – he was a successful man, he was a wealthy man but he was a leper.
When he heard that there is an opportunity for him to be healed.
Look at what he brought:
He brought ten talents of silver, six thousand pieces of gold, ten changes of raiment; he came loaded to pay for healing.
Ecclesiastes chapter 6 verse 2 tells us that if a man is wealthy and he cannot eat, it said, it is terrible disease.
There are a lot of people who have money but they cannot eat.
In Ecclesiastes chapter 5 verse 19 says if God give you wealth and then give you the power to eat from it, it said, it is a gift from God.
It is a gift – you have the food and you have the stomach in which to eat.
And you know what 1 Timothy 6 verse 17 says Abba Father wants to give you things that you can richly enjoy them.
He does not just want to give you wealth, He wants to give you the ability to enjoy what He gives you.
I know a friend of mine, gone now, who was one of the richest men in Nigeria.
One of the richest men – I mean by the time he died far away Australia, he had $256million not to talk of closer home and yet the only food he can eat is milk; he cannot he pounded yam
God have mercy.
That is why I laugh when some people said they heard that Pastor Adeboye does not eat.
I said me!
Oh! Invite me to your house
Prepare pounded yam; get plenty of bush meat; get combination okro soup and right in your sitting room, you will see the glory of God.
Let somebody shout hallelujah.
It may sound like a joke but it is a good thing to be able eat – that is part of prosperity.
I told you the story of my friend that I visited and spend a night with him and it was breakfast time; he spent thirty minutes deciding on what he will eat for breakfast.
Thirty minutes!
I don’t want to start telling you to waste your time, you have heard about him before.
When the cook finally finished with him…; and he was rich; haa, God have mercy; …the cook turned to me and said, sir, what do you want?
I said, everything you have just put the thing on the table.
How long does it take me to decide what I will eat?
One minute
I just tell my wife whatever you want give me, just make sure it is plenty.
Stand on your feet; lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, in the mighty name of Jesus, give me divine health so that I can enjoy my wealth.
Go ahead, talk to the Almighty God.
Give me divine health so that I can enjoy my wealth. What is the use of having money if you cannot enjoy it; what is the use of wealth when your stomach cannot take food? What kind of life is that? What kind of wealth is that? Give me divine health Lord, let me be healthy; let me be able to eat; let me be able to enjoy. Thank You Father. Don’t just make me rich Daddy, give me divine health so that I can enjoy it; give me divine health so that I can enjoy it. In the mighty name of Jesus, give me divine wealth in addition to wealth so that I can enjoy it; so that I can enjoy it. Thank You my Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
So shall it be in Jesus’ name.
Amen.
Please be seated.
I mean, I always have problem with people who tell you don’t eat this one, don’t eat that one…
Leave me alone
I can understand those of you who are young, if they say don’t eat this one, don’t eat that because very soon they will come round.
There was a time they say, an apple a-day keeps the Doctor away.
Now, they say that there is something under skin of the apple
Sometimes they say don’t eat don’t touch egg, if you want to eat egg, eat only the white.
Now they come round and say you can eat an egg a-day.
Which one are we going to believe?
In any case, those of you who are young you can obey them.
If you are already seventy and over, eat anything you want.
Do you want to live forever?
Let somebody shout hallelujah.
Thank You my Father.
I think God is already answering your prayers.
Daddy says, there is someone here tonight, He said, the Doctor said you have zero sperm count, He ask me to tell you, go for another test.
Oh thank You Father.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He asked me to tell you, I will reposition you.
Prosperity includes Material wealth; it includes Health, so you can enjoy wealth and it includes peace of mind.
Wealth is meaningless to someone who has no peace of mind.
Wealth is meaningless to someone who is living in fear.
1John chapter 4 verse 18 says fear is a tormentor – fear torment.
In 2Timothy chapter 1 verse 7 says, my Father does not give you the spirit of fear, He gives you the spirit of a sound mind.
Wealth is meaningless to somebody who cannot sleep.
Whether you believe it or not a lot of rich people cannot sleep: the bed is comfortable, some bed are water bed, electrically controlled – when they want it to be cold it will be cold; when they want it to be warm it will be warm; and yet they cannot sleep for two hours in one night.
People like me I can sleep standing up
O yes, I am telling you the truth.
When I am praying, that is why I don’t stand on one stop otherwise I will fall asleep.
You say, hey, you?
I am telling you the truth.
How many of you can sleep any time you want?
Let me hear you shout hallelujah.
Because Psalm 127 verse 2 says He gives His beloveth sleep.
Sleep is a blessing
I mean you see these people: messengers in offices, labourers have work from morning till evening, when they get home some of them don’t even have a bed, they will spread a mat, before they hit the ground they have sleep.
What is the use of having money and you have no rest of mind.
I knew a friend of mine who said that every time he closed his eyes he will be seeing dead bodies; so, he is afraid to sleep.
Thank God when I close my eyes I see angels.
Psalm 23 verses 1 and 2: says the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.
Not only does He give me plenty of food to eat, He gives me sleep also.
I told you about a man, I don’t want to…, you already know the fellow; … a man who had fourteen houses in Ibadan but could not sleep for one hour a-day.
He asks me, Pastor, if you pray for me and I begin to sleep, I will give you the fourteen houses.
I say, haa, keep your fourteen houses; I want to enjoy my sleep.
I 1Samuel chapter 16 verse 14 to 23 – the Bible tells us that an evil spirit from the Lord troubled King Saul.
He was a king but a demon was giving him trouble
What is the use of his wealth as a king when demon won’t let him sleep?
Whereas is John 14 verse 27, the Bible said, peace I give unto you; My peace I live with you.
All of you who have been troubled up till this moment, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, receive peace now.
In Philippians 4 verse 7 says, God will you the peace of God that passes all understanding.
If you have wealth and you don’t have peace of mind, you are poor mind.
A man who has peace of mind is prosperous man.
If a man has problems, even when the food is there he won’t be able to eat.
I told you the story of a relation of mine, an in-law.
We went to preach to him, my wife and I and he called me, follow me
He was the chairman of a very big company or MD of a very big company.
In a very big mansion; money everywhere; took me round; these rooms full of freezers; this one roasted goats; that one roasted ram, that one roasted turkey; took me round the whole place.
When we came back to the living room, he said in-law
I said, Sir
He said, you have Jesus, do you have all these?
I said, no sir
He said, go and talk to the poor; they are the ones who need it
I said, yes sir.
Some six month later, I came home from University, I was lecturing at the University of Lagos then and I saw my in-law or somebody that look like my in-law
In-law!
He said, yes it is me.
What happen?
Two of his workers – one typist and one accountant or the other, they form some check and ask him to sign; after he signed they forged the thing; took away 100million or some naira at the time when the naira was almost equal to the pound and they disappear.
And the owner of the company said, this is your signature?
He said yes
Not only is it that they are looking for the money now, they want to throw him to jail.
Trouble came and then he came to me and asks me to pray for him.
I said, haa! in whose name?
He said, in the name of Jesus.
But you don’t need him.
He said, that was then, this is now.
We prayed; after he gave his life to Jesus, and then I ask him to go and eat part of the food on the table, he said, he could not eat pepper.
Why?
He said, he has stomach ulcer
You don’t have peace of mind, you won’t be able to eat; it is only small part of prosperity, peace of mind must be included
Father, don’t take away your peace away from me.
O God don’t take away your peace away from me. I don’t want the kind of wealth that will take away Your peace away from me ; don’t take Your peace away from me; please Lord, don’t take Your peace away from me; don’t take Your peace for me; I don’t want the kind of money that will rob me of Your peace, don’t take Your peace away from me Lord God Almighty; don’t take Your peace away from me; I want Your peace, the peace of God that passes all understanding that is what I want, I want that peace Daddy; don’t take it away from me Daddy. Don’t take Your peace away from me; when I sleep, let me sleep in peace Daddy; when I wake up let me wake up in peace; when I go out let me go out in peace Lord; don’t take away Your peace from me; don’t take away Your peace from me please Lord; the peace of God that passeth all understanding let it rule my body, my spirit, don’t take away Your peace from me Lord. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.
Please be seated.
True prosperity also includes Joy.
Wealth has no meaning if there is no joy.
Wealth is meaningless to somebody who is drowning in sorrow.
Thank You Father.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said, you would soon join the club of the four runners.
Haa! Thank You Father.
Let me say amen to this before I tell you.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight; He said very soon you will testify that I have more than I need.
Proverbs chapter 10 verse 22 says it is the blessing of the Lord that maketh rich and added no sorrows.
Why?
Because sorrow is a killer
Proverbs 15 verse 13 says the sorrow of heart breaks the spirit.
Whereas Proverbs 17 verse 22 says a merry heart does good as a medicine whereas a broken spirit will dry bones.
That is why in Philippians chapter 4 verse 4, the Bible says rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice, rejoice, rejoice in the Lord; rejoice in the Lord.
He did not say rejoice in your cars; He did not say rejoice in the number of houses, He say rejoice in the Lord.
True prosperity includes joy, peace of mind, good health.
I told you the story before, one of the saddest stories you have ever heard me tell, of a wealthy woman who sent her son abroad to go and study.
In those days they travel by boat, go by the ocean and the boy had gone for years; because when you sent somebody abroad, he stay abroad till they finish before they come back home.
The boy has finished; graduated; and has he returned, the mother was there, gorgeously dress, waiting to receive the son after so many years.
And the boy was coming down the grand way of the ship and saw the mother and mother was excited and son was excited; in the excitement the son fell into the ocean and they never saw his body.
The sorrow so overwhelmed the woman…
Peace in Jesus’ name.
The sorrow so overwhelmed the woman that for the rest of her life she will wake up every day and go to the ocean with a little container in her hand bailing out the water of the Atlantic ocean
And when they ask her what are you doing and she said, she was looking for her son.
Stand on your feet; lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, for the rest of my life don’t let me no sorrow.
Go ahead cry to the Almighty God.
Don’t let me know sorrow. The prosperity I am asking for is the prosperity that will include joy, don’t let me know sorrow; don’t let me know sorrow; don’t let me know sorrow Lord God Almighty; of what use is wealth if there is no joy, don’t let me know sorrow; don’t let me know sorrow; O Almighty God please help, don’t let me know sorrow; don’t let me know sorrow again; for the rest of my life don’t let me know sorrow again; don’t let me know sorrow again Daddy; please don’t let me know sorrow again; Almighty God don’t let me know sorrow again; for the rest of my life don’t let me know sorrow again; don’t let me know sorrow again; have mercy on me Lord, don’t let me know sorrow again; for the rest of my life don’t let me know sorrow again. Thank You Father. Thank You Father. Don’t let me know sorrow again. Hallelujah Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The Almighty God will keep sorrow far away from you.
Please be seated.
Number five) True prosperity must include Hope.
Amen and amen
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He says your own will not be double grace but triple grace.
If a man is rich and he has not got the hope of ending well, the wealth is even a curse.
When a man is hopeless, when he has no hope of ending in heaven, of what use is wealth.
Years ago we went to preach to a very wealthy man in a town in Osun State.
After the preaching he said haa, my children…, we were younger, much younger than himself; …thank you for what you have said, the message you have brought.
He said, take all my children to Jesus Christ.
He said for me it is too late.
I pray that it will not be too late for you.
Ecclesiastes chapter 9 verse 4 says to him that is joined to all the living, there is hope.
And then it says, a living dog is better than a dead lion.
Even if a man is poor and he has hope that tomorrow will be alright – that is a glorious thing.
Colossians chapter 1 verse 27 says Christ in you the hope of glory.
I have been saying my tomorrow will be alright, my tomorrow will be alright years ago.
My wife and I will be seating down, we will be eating, we will be struggling over Pomo (cow hide) and we will say that one is too thick you cannot eat alone let us cut into two.
That tells you how tough things were then.
But at the end, I will say don’t worry my darling tomorrow will be alright.
How many of you believe that your tomorrow will be alright?
Let me hear shout hallelujah.
In John chapter 14 verse 1 to 3, Jesus said, let not your heart be troubled.
If you a true child of Abba Father let not your heart be troubled – believe in God; believe also in Him – He said in my Father’s house there are many mansions.
You see, if it were not so I will have told
He said, I AM going to prepare a place for you; when I finish preparing I AM coming back for you.
Every true child of God, everyone who can call God Daddy, there is hope for us – a glorious hope.
In fact, 1Peter chapter 1 verse 3 says that God has through His abundant mercy begotten us again unto lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ – we have hope.
1John chapter 3 verse 1 to 3…
Haa, again there is somebody who is (almost always we found them) saying God speak to me, speak to me; He has been speaking.
Daddy says there is somebody in particular who has been saying You must speak to me tonight, You must speak to me tonight. He asked me to tell you, let there be light.
1John chapter 3 verse 1 to 3, the Bible says, beloveth, behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us that we should be called the son of God
And it on saying, one day we are going to be exactly like Jesus Christ – that is our blessed hope.
One day is coming no one will be able to stop you when you want to pass through
One day when the trumpet shall sound you will be able to travel right through the roof without any obstruction
There is hope for us
Anyone who is truly committed to Jesus Christ will have a glorious tomorrow. I don’t want you to be afraid.
In the name that is above every other name, you are going to finish well.
I heard a story, true story, God allowed me to hear at a time when I was concerned, I was concerned because I saw so many of my colleagues, people that we started this race together.
People that we were always fasting and praying, going to camps together, seeking the face of the Lord – praying, asking God to use us for His glory; then we were very little.
And then as soon as success came, many of them began to fall away.
Work came, so no more fasting, no more praying and all manners of things began to happen.
And I was a bit concerned about myself. Father, help me.
Those of you who were here when I turned seventy, you would remember the prayer I asked you to pray for me, that I will finish well and finish strong.
Then, I heard a story that settled the matter for me.
Many of you have watched a film called ‘Ben Hur’.
How many of you have not watched the film called Ben Hur?
Hey, sorry ooo. May be I will try and see if I can get it, if I can get it, then, may be one evening during the convention, I will just show it to you.
In the film, the main actor has to take part in a chariot race, you know chariot pulled by horses. He has to take part in a chariot race and win.
So for weeks, they taught him how to ride a chariot.
After several hours of learning how to ride, he came to the producer of the film, the director and said – I can ride a chariot now, but I am not sure I can win the race.
The producer said to him, sir, you stay in the race, I will see to it that you win.
Ahh, ahhh….I don’t know if you understand. Abba Father is saying to somebody here tonight, stay in the race; I will see to it that you win.
Stand on your feet and lift your voice to the Almighty God and say, Father, my hope is in You, let me finish well.
Open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God.
My hope is in You, Lord, let me finish well. Let me finish well. My hope is in You, Lord, let me finish well. Let me finish well. By Your grace I will stay in the race, help me to win, help me to win, help me to win. Help me to win. My hope is in You, Lord, help me to win. Help me to win. Help me to win. My hope is in You, Almighty God, my hope is in You. Help me to win. Help me to win. Help me to finish well. Please Daddy, help me to finish well. Thank You Daddy. Glory be to Your Holy name. Help me to finish well.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
And you will finish well in Jesus name.
Please be seated.
Conclusion
We have discovered now that true prosperity includes wealth, and you are not going to die poor.
Whatever method God wants to use, including transferring the wealth of sinners to you, you won’t die poor.
It includes not just wealth but good health; and my Father will keep you healthy in Jesus name.
It includes peace of mind; the Almighty God will not take His peace from you.
It includes joy; and for the rest of your life you will not know sorrow.
It includes hope; a hope of a better tomorrow, of finishing well; and you will finish well.
Now, what does God the Father wants from you to get all round prosperity?
The text I read to you, Job 36 verse 11…it says if you obey Him.
What is the condition?
Obey Him and serve Him. Then you will spend your days in prosperity and your years in pleasures. Obey Him and serve Him.
I have told you again and again, nothing goes for nothing.
He said I can give you wealth.
Deuteronomy 28 if you read verses 1, 11 and 12; It said if you will hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God to observe and to do all His commandments, it said God will set you high on high above all nations.
Verse 2 says and then blessings will be pursuing you and overtaking you.
And then it went on to verse 11 and 12 and says God will so prosper you that you will be lending to nations.
Obey Him, serve Him, He will make you enormously rich.
Check all our forefathers in the faith.
Abraham: He was very rich in gold, very rich in silver, rich in cattle, rich in flocks. If wealth is going to send somebody to hell, then Abraham will never get to heaven. But Abraham is in heaven.
What about Isaac?
He became so rich, a whole nation envied him. He’s in heaven.
What about Jacob?
He is so rich that the Bible says he was exceedingly great; and he’s in heaven.
I am going to be in heaven too, and I am not going to die poor; but the condition is, you obey Him and serve Him.
What about good health?
Exodus 15 verse 26 – it said again, if you would hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God and will do what is right in His sight, you will give hear to His commandments, which is another word saying you obey Him, it said I won’t even allow sickness to come upon you. I will be the Lord that healeth thee. I will be your physician. Obey Him and serve Him.
What about peace?
In Isaiah 48 verse 18 – it said if only you will hearken to Me, if only you will do what I say, He said then your peace will be like a river. Obey Him, serve Him. He will make you rich, He will make you healthy, He will give you peace like a river.
Psalm 32 verse 11, talking about joy now, Psalm 32 verse 11 – the Bible says be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous. Shout for joy, all ye upright in heart if you will obey Him and serve Him, you will constantly be shouting for joy.
Ecclesiastes 2 verse 26 puts it in another way; Ecclesiastes 2 verse 26 it said God gives to a man that is good in His sight wisdom, knowledge and joy. Obey Him, serve Him, He would give you wisdom, He would give you knowledge, He would give you joy.
What about hope?
Hope that one day He will come back for you and take you to be with Him where He is, so that you will be like Him. Ah, obey Him.
John 15 verse 14, says you are my friend if you do whatsoever I command you.
Obey Him, serve Him. Obey Him, He is your Daddy.
Obey Him, make Him happy and He will surprise you.
Obey Him even when it is difficult for you, obey Him.
Obey Him, He will meet all your needs, obey.
But then it went on to say if you now refuse to obey, if you are a child that will be disobedient to his Father. They don’t just call me Abba Father, if you are not going to obey me, get away. Because He said if you won’t obey, destruction waits.
I want you to pray one more prayer and then we will close, stand on your feet.
And say: Father, give me the grace to obey and serve You; and then give me all round prosperity.
Go ahead, talk to the Almighty God.
Give me the grace from now on to obey You, to serve You, and then give me all round prosperity. I will obey You, I will serve You. Give me all round prosperity. Thank You Father. Give me the grace from now on to serve You, to obey You in all things. Whatever You ask me to do, give me the grace to do it. Give me the grace to win souls for You. Give me the grace to follow up converts for You. Give me the grace Lord to build churches for You. Give me grace Lord God Almighty to serve You, to do Your work. Anytime I hear there is work of God to be done, let me become excited. Give me the grace Lord to obey You, to serve You and then give me all round prosperity. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
So shall it be in Jesus name.
Very soon I will be praying for you, at that time I will be praying for the disciples who are having their convention this weekend.
But I want to do the praying together as we round up, and at that time I am going to ask you to ask God for whatever you want.
But in the meantime, please be seated and let us say thank you to God for what He has done tonight.
Has anyone been blessed tonight at all?

                                                 AUGUST HOLY GHOST SERVICE
                                                          THEME: HALLELUJAH
                                                             11TH AUGUST, 2017.
                                                       BY: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE

 

 

 

Thank You Lord.
Why don’t you lift your hands to the most High God and begin to bless His holy name.
Begin to worship Him; begin to adore Him.
Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration; bless His holy name.
He is worthy to be praised; He is worthy to be adored; magnify His holy name.
Praise the King of kings, praise the Lord of lords.
Worship Him; worship Him.
There is no one like Him.
He reigns forever.
Praise Him praise Him praise Him.
Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration.
Praise Him
Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.
Now, lift your voice to Him loud and clear and say: Father, from now on let hallelujah be permanent in my life.
Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.
Father, from now on let hallelujah be permanent in my mouth. Everywhere I go let hallelujah be permanent in my mouth. Every day, every night, all the days of my life, Father, let hallelujah be permanent in my mouth.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I want you to join your hands with your neighbour and then pray this prayer and say: Father, please fill the mouth of my neighbour with continuous hallelujah.
Fill the mouth of my neighbour with continuous hallelujah. Fill his mouth with continuous hallelujah oh Lord; fill his mouth with continuous hallelujah oh Lord; fill his mouth with continuous hallelujah. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
We give You all the glory
We give You honour
We give You all the glory
We give You honour
(Amen)

We give You all the glory
We give You honour
We give You all the glory
We give You honour
(Amen)

We give You all the glory
We give You honour
We give You all the glory
We give You honour

Oh thank You Father.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said I will heal your memory.
Thank You Almighty.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said your river seems to be drying off, He said I will give you another spring.
Oh thank You Lord.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight that your testimony will be: this convention was met for me.
My Father and my God we want to bless Your name, what a mighty God You are, thank You for all You have done since this convention began: thank You for what You did on Monday; thank You for what You did on Tuesday; thank You for what You did on Wednesday; thank You for what You did on Thursday; thank You for what You are already doing now; thank You for what You will do tomorrow; thank You because we know our tomorrow will be alright – accept our worship in Jesus’ name. Father tonight in all our lives let there be beautiful testimonies; let every one of us leave here shouting hallelujah. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen.
Well, let somebody shout hallelujah.
Well, shake hands with two or three people and tell them: this convention is for me you know! This convention is for me!
And then you may please be seated.
Now, Revelation chapter 19, I am going to read from verse 5 to 6.
You are already tremendously blessed I know that: the evangelist started the night; the Bishop added his weight to that; I am already blessed.
I don’t know why they asked the Pastor to speak after those two mighty men; but I know they will be praying for me.
Revelation 19 verses 5 and 6:
5. And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye servants, and ye that fear Him both small and great.
6. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thundering, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
Hallelujah as you have been told simply means: Praise the Lord.
And He said everybody should praise Him – small and great, men and women, boys and girls; and if you belong to any of these categories let me hear you shout hallelujah.
Now, in any congregation there will always be three categories of people:
· There will be those who have just lost a battle,
· Then there will be those who are in the midst of a terrific battle,
· And then of course, there will be those who have just won a battle.
And yet Psalm 47 verse 1 says, clap your hands all ye people and shout unto God with the voice of triumph.
How can God say to everybody to praise Him?
How can I be praising Him when I have just lost a battle?
Because like the Bishop told you, if you have lost something it is God that did not allow you to lose everything, and so, you should praise Him for whatever remains.
But the major reason why those who have just lost a battle should praise God is that when there is life there is hope.
Ecclesiastes chapter 9 verse 4 tells us that a living dog is better than a dead lion.
That is why Psalm 150 verse 8 says, all things that have breath they should praise the Lord.
If you are still breathing, you should be praising God because as long as there is life, tomorrow can still be alright.
In Judges chapter 16 from verse 18 to 2, Samson had just lost a big battle: Delilah had shaved off his hair, handed him over to the enemy; they bond him, they plucked out his eye and they were leading him down to prison; but the Bible says, his hair began to grow again.
As long as you are not yet dead, there is hope for you.
No matter how terrible your situation may be, he cannot be worse than that of Job and yet Job said in Job 19 verse 25, he said, despite everything that may be happening to me, I know my Redeemer lives.
As long as you are still alive; as long as Jesus is alive, you are confident that tomorrow will still be alright.
I told a story of a young boy before; he was a pupil in our primary school at Ebute-metta way back in 1981.
We have sent the school bus, one little school bus, to go and bring the children to school and since the chairs were not enough he was seating on the dashboard on the bus facing the driver.
When they got to Ebute-metta there was a robbery operation going on and they were firing guns and a bullet went through the wheel screen of the bus; enter the back of this boy and came out through the stomach; bring his intestine out.
The Teacher carried this boy to LUTH, carrying his intestine with her hands
Because of traffic jam they arrived at LUTH three hours after the accident.
The Doctors take a look at the boy, main time he has lost almost all his blood; they saw the intestine already perforated, they felt don’t let us be wasting time on this.
But one hour passed, the boy is still breathing.
Two hours, the boy was still breathing.
I think it was after three hours; they said, if it is still breathing we cannot bury him, let us do something – that was 1981
The boy has become a young man now, healthy and strong, serving the Lord.
Because you are still breathing tonight, may I hear you shout halleluiah?
Number two) You have those who are in the midst of a battle
Thank You Father.
I made a request in my prayer room this afternoon:
I said to mark our 65th Anniversary; I want Daddy to help me heal sixty-five thousand people tonight
I did not get an answer then; but I have got an answer now: He says He will do more than that.
So get ready, don’t wait till we finish, just get ready to receive your healing now.
Suppose I am in the midst of a battle and the battle is fears, how can I have time to be praising God?
Thank God the Bishop had already explained that one, he has made my job easy.
When you are fighting a battle you know you cannot win, the normal thing to do, the wisest thing to do is to look for someone who can help you win the battle and beg Him to come and help.
In 2Chronicle chapter 20 verse 1 to 25 – the Bishop told us as we read in the Bible – three mighty king came against Jehoshaphat, just one of them is enough to wipe out Jehoshaphat; he referred the case to the Almighty God
And the Almighty God told him, all you need to do is praise Me and I will take care of the situation.
Afterall, the Almighty God is called the LORD, the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle; He is called the Lord of host (Psalm 24 verse 7 to 10)
The Bible says, if you will praise Him, if you will worship Him in spirit and in truth, He will draw near you and when He draws near you…, like I told you earlier on, even the moment He stands, His enemies will begin to scatter.
Are you fighting a battle and you know unless God help you, you cannot win?
He says in Psalm 50 verse 23, He said, whosoever offers praise glorifies Me and whoever orders his conversation aright I will show him the salvation of God.
If you are fighting a battle right now and you want to win before the sun rises, let me hear you shout hallelujah.
I have told you the story before and thank the man who was there that day he is seating on the altar with me.
There was a wedding in one of our churches in Lagos and it was time to sign the marriage register; husband and wife had gone into the vestry.
The husband had signed; the wife had received the pen to sign and the husband heard somebody called him and he was the only one who heard and he answered.
And he fell down from his chair, by the time he hit the ground he was dead.
All the Pastors began to pray; they prayed in tongue, they prayed with understanding.
The Bridegroom got colder
After about thirty minutes, the senior Pastor there remembered that I have said before: if prayer fails, try praise.
So, he told the people, told the Pastors: stop praying, begin to praise God
Then he ran into the church were people were wondering what are they signing and told them keep on singing, keep on singing, we will join you soon
Then he danced back into the vestry and he join the people praising God: You are the Almighty, You are the Lord of host, You have never lost a war, You are the Lion of the tribe of Judah, You are the Unchangeable Changer, there is no one like You, as old as You are You have never known failure before…
Suddenly, the young man on the floor sneezed, opened his eyes and say, what am I doing on the floor?
They said when you get up we will tell you.
Are you fighting a battle that is too difficult for you to win and you want to be with us in December singing the song of victory?
Let me hear you shout hallelujah
And then the third group: Those who have just won a battle
Oh thank You Father.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said that which you have been struggling to get will now come to you easily.
Thank You Daddy
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said those who are trying to hinder you from finishing your course, He said because of you I will finish them.
Well, this one is for me and let me say amen to that.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said the express way of your life has been finished, will be opened tonight, and that from now on it will be full speed ahead.
Category three: those who have just won a battle.
Now, you will think that those who have just won a battle will praise God – It should be natural if you have just won a battle.
I mean in Exodus 15 verse 1 to 11, when Moses had just won the mighty battle over the Army of Pharaoh, he sang a song unto God.
In 1Samuel chapter 2 verse 1 to 10, when Hannah finally got her child, Oh, she sang unto the Lord.
That should be the natural thing to do but human beings are not like that
That was why David said in Psalm 103 from verse 1 to 5: he said, bless the Lord O my soul; bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name. He said bless the Lord O my soul, forget not all His benefit.
Because he knows, hey, if I don’t tell my soul it will forget to bless the Lord.
Human nature prefers to remember bad things.
If somebody wakes up one morning weeping and they say why are you weeping?
Oh, I am just remembering my wife who died five years ago
Everybody will say, Oh yes, sorry oh
But if somebody wakes one morning and begins to shout and praise God and they say sir, what is happening?
I am just remembering God gave me a miracle two years ago.
Haa! That is why you are singing!
And they will say you better take this fellow to the hospital.
Human beings don’t want to remember good things they prefer sad things to remember.
But I know that there is some one here tonight, even as the Bishop had prophesied: From now on you will wear a garment of praise.
Thank You Father.
The word is for one particular businessman; your business has practically crumbled, absolutely dead.
The Lord asked me to tell you whoever you are: Lazarus will rise again.
Human beings don’t want to praise God for battles they have won and it is sad because they seem to forget that life is a series of battles.
You win one victory, get ready for another.
You win the second, get ready for the third.
Let us take the case of David
1Samuel 17 let us take it from verse 34 to the end (1Samuel 17 from verse 34): a lion came, he killed the lion.
Not long after that a Bear came, he killed the Bear.
Not long after that Goliath came, he killed Goliath.
Not long after that the father-in-law came, he outlive the father-in-law
Not long after that Absalom came, Absalom died young.
Not long after that Adonijah came…
How come David kept on winning?
He said in Psalm 34 verse 1: he said I will bless the Lord at all time; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Have you won a battle?
Do you want to keep on winning?
Let me hear you shout hallelujah.
I can tell you stories but I don’t want to waste your time because there are some things God want to do tonight.
Anyone at all, whether you have just lost a battle, you are in the midst of a battle, you just won a battle, from now on – morning, afternoon, evening, night time, you should be shouting _____
I am going to give you opportunity to shout hallelujah couple of times and then we will move on to the next thing God want me to do
But I know some people came late, probably because of the traffic and they were not here when the first altar call was made
Let me tell you one thing, the only person that has no hope is the one who has not got Christ.
Colossians 1 verse 27 says Christ in you the hope of glory
If Christ is dwelling in you, whether you have lost a battle or you are fighting a battle, you can rejoice because there is hope for you.
So, if you are here and you have never surrender your life to Jesus but you want Him to come into your life now so that from this moment onward whatever may be happening, you know that your tomorrow will be alright
I want you to come forward very very quickly; don’t drag your feet because we don’t have time to waste
Even though I am going to count from one to twenty, considering how far some of you are, I will count fast.
If you have already given your life to Jesus particularly tonight don’t come again; I am talking to the few of you who probably came late and you want to give your life to Jesus – come now as I count
One…
And those of you in the old auditorium just go towards the altar, the Ministers of God are there and they will attend to you while I am attending to the people here.
You want Christ to come and dwell in you so that you too can have hope, begin to come now.
… Two …
Whether you have just lost a battle or you are fighting a battle or you just won a battle keep on clapping for Jesus why these people are coming; let Him know you are praising Him
…three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve
And as you come begin to pray asking Jesus to be merciful unto you and to save your soul and come and take over, come and dwell in you
…thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen
Those of you still on the way just keep coming and join those who are in the front and cry to the Almighty God: please Lord have mercy on me, save my soul, forgive all my sins, come and dwell in me, let me begin to have the hope of glory
Please, the rest of us shall we stretch our hands towards these people and intercede for them for two minutes and pray that the One who saved our souls will save their souls also. Please do the same for them in the old auditorium: intercede for them for two minutes, pray for their salvation.
And those of you on the way hurry up because I am going to pray in the next one minute. Hurry up, hurry up; make sure you get here before I finish praying. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
My Father and my God I want to thank You for Your word and I want to thank You for these people who have come forward to surrender their lives. Please remember Your promise that whosoever will come to You, You will in no wise cast out. They have come to You now, please Lord receive them in Jesus’ name; have mercy in them; save their souls; let Your blood wash away their sins and come and dwell in them so that from now on they too will have the hope of glory.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen.
Now, those of you in front I rejoice with you. I want your names, your address and your prayer requests because from now on by the grace of God I will be praying for you.
So, the Counselors will give you a card, please, fill the card very quickly, give it back to them and then go back to your seat.
Now, the rest of us why we wait for them, shall we begin to praise God. Let us praise Him for all He has done for us. Praise Him for life. Praise Him for health. Praise Him for strength. Praise Him for the hope of glory. Remember all He has done, forget not all His benefit; praise Him, praise Him. There are many things He has done for you, you have not praise Him for – remember them now one by one and begin to praise Him for them. Let us do that for the next two/three minutes as we wait for the new brothers and sisters to fill their forms.
Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I want to you to please settle down because destinies are about to be changed now.
The Redeemed Christian Church of God as you know started by my father-in-the Lord
Practically he is an illiterate but God told him He will start a church through him that will go round the whole world.
Now, that does not make sense: you are starting a church through somebody who cannot read or write and say it will go around the world.
But God is always true, once He speaks, it is done.
Today, we are in more than one ninety nations of the world and majority of things that happen to this church came by divine revelation to my father-in-the-Lord
For example, the name of the church was given to him in a vision: God showed him a blackboard and told him to copy down what he sees
In what he saw he wrote down – remember he could not speak English and the name is an English name – the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
Now, after some time God showed him a vision and told him to make a rod that the rod will be made of wood in a certain fashion and he must handover that rod to the one who will succeed him.
He made the rod and handed it over to me.
Now, there is nothing magical about the rod, it is completely wood
But he gave it to me as a staff of office and the reason you have not been seeing it is that God made it clear to me when I got it that it will not be coming out casually, it will come out when He say so.
And it is out tonight and it is going to be involved in the prayer you are about to pray
Please if you think this is childish play, please don’t pray
But He told me you are going to pray three prayers
He said when Moses got to the Red Sea He told him to lift up the rod and three things happen which is going to happen in the life of someone here today.
I will tell you the first, then you will pray your first prayer.
Then I will tell you the second and you will pray your second prayer
And then I will tell you the third and then you will pray your third prayer.
Then finally before will depart tonight, I am going to raised it to anoint your handkerchiefs – handkerchiefs that you cannot give your friends because it is going to be very very special.
Now, the first time Moses lifted up the rod the wind of God blow.
The first time that the wind of God blow in Genesis chapter 1 was when God spoke and said let there be light and there was light.
Another time that the wind of God blew, dry bones came back to live.
I thank God for the testimony we heard tonight of the lady all the way from America on twelve different kind of drugs but she came here the wind blew and the irreversible was reversed.
Stand on your feet
I am going to lift the rod, you will pray your first prayer; if you don’t believe don’t worry yourself, seat down and be enjoying yourself; I am not going to lift up for more than two minutes, focus on it and then pray your prayer thus:
You are going to say: Father, let Your wind blow on me tonight; where there was darkness in my life, let there be light and reverse the irreversible.
Go ahead
Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The second thing that happened was that the Red Sea parted and there was a way where there was no way before.
I am going to lift up the rod now and your prayer will be: Father, make a way for me where there had been no way before.
Go ahead
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The third thing that happened is that all the enemies of Israel got drowned in one night.
So, everything that you don’t want in your life anymore are the things you are going to call on God to bury tonight.
So, you will lift your voice to Him and say: Father, before the sun raises all these evil things in my life let them become forgotten.
Go ahead.
Mention them: sickness, I don’t want see you again. Poverty, I don’t want to see you again. Failure, I don’t want to see you again. Anything called sorrow, I don’t want to see you again; I don’t want to see you again in the mighty name of Jesus.
Amen.
I join my faith with yours, tonight, the wind of God will blow on you: Where there was darkness, there will be light; your dry bones will live again; everything considered irreversible shall be reversed. And God will make a way for you; even where there was no way before He will make away for you. And everything that has been causing you anxiety, causing you sorrow – sickness, failure, poverty, barrenness – they shall be buried tonight. By tomorrow morning a new dawn will be available for you.
So shall it be
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let me hear you shout hallelujah.
Now, let us be seated.
Very quickly we want to say thank You to God for what He has done already and for what He will yet do.
And there is a particular song that I can feel in my spirit, it is a Yoruba song but its English says: bye bye to rubbish
Bai bai to jatijati
Bai bai to rederede
In the name of Jesus
Bai bai to redede
Okay
We will song that song as we give our thanksgiving offering and then with His permission I will anoint your handkerchiefs
And He says what you will use that handkerchief for is that anytime you face a problem you will wave it in is front.
You wave in front of somebody that you have been preaching to who refuse to receive Jesus, he will surrender.
You will wave it in the front of someone that they say he will never have a child, twins will come forth.
You will wave it in front of somebody who said they are not going to give an appointment or somebody who says he will not give you a visa or somebody who says he will not give you admission and there will be testimonies.
So, very quickly now
Oh thank You Father.
This is a big one
Please listen carefully, very very carefully; let me finish before you even say amen.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, that He is about to open to you three doors (don’t say amen yet) and each one is not going to be a onetime miracle but each one will become like a river bringing in blessings. He said the first one is your own completely – whatever is coming in throw that door is your own; you can do whatever you like with it. He said the second door will be bigger than the first and it is completely God’s own – you are not to touch it – it will be coming like a river flowing. And He said, based on your faithfulness there will be a third door – bigger than the first two – that He will share with you fifty-fifty. He said, as long as you remain faithful, for the rest of your life the blessings will be flowing through these three doors.
And then there is this other big one and this one surely is for me because He said there is someone here tonight before the end of this month you will hear an exceedingly great news.
Now let us take our thanksgiving offering; dancing; rejoicing; go to the nearest basket; let us do it quickly so that we can do the remaining things He want us to do and be out of here before 2 O’clock.
Over to you brethren

                                      SEPTEMBER HOLY GHOST SERVICE
                                            Theme: ABBA FATHER (PART 7)
                                                       September 1st, 2017.
                                                   By: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE

 

 

 

Thank you.
Hallelujah
Well, go ahead and lift your voice to the most high God and bless His holy name.
Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration.
Bless the King of kings and the Lord of lords, bless the Ancient of days, bless the Unchangeable Changer, bless the Fruitful Vine.
Bless His holy name.
Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration.
Bless His holy name, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be magnified; praise Him, praise Him.
There is no one like Him, glorious in holiness; fearful in praises; the wonder working God
Bless His holy name.
And let us thank Him for the last Convention
Let us give Him glory and honour for the marvelous things He did here last month
Let us magnify His holy name for salvation of souls, for healings, for deliverance, for miracles, for signs, for wonders, for security, for provision, for life; for testimonies, for joy…
Let us bless His holy name for what He did during the last convention – He was marvelous, He was generous.
Let us give Him glory, let us give honour.
Thank You Father.
We give You all glory, we give You all honour, we give You all adoration.
Let us bless His holy for answered prayers – each time we call on Him, He has answered us.
Let us give Him glory, let us give Him honour because He will answer us again today.
Let us bless His holy name for all those who will soon be testifying; all those who will soon be shouting for joy.
Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration.
He is worthy to be praised; He is worthy to be magnified.
Thank You Father
Blessed be Your holy name
Thank You Lord.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, before the year ends fulfill all Your promises in my life.
Open your mouth and cry unto the Almighty God
We are in September Oh Lord, this year is running to an end again, Father, before the year ends kindly fulfill all Your promises in my life; please fulfill all Your promises in my life; fulfill all Your Promises in my life. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
We are serving the God of miracles
I know yes I know
We are serving the God of miracles
I know yes I know
(What about you)

I’m serving the God of miracles
I know yes I know
I’m serving the God of miracles
I know yes I know
(Hallelujah)

I’m serving the God of miracles
I know yes I know
I’m serving the God of miracles
I know yes I know

God of miracles, God of signs, God of wonders; the only One who can make dry bones live again, we worship You. We bless Your holy name for Your goodness, we thank You for Your mercy; we thank You for what You did last month, please accept our worship in Jesus’ name. Tonight is a very special night Oh Lord, please open wombs tonight; wipe away all tears tonight; open mighty doors of blessing tonight. Before this night is out my Father and my God let certain wombs begin to jump for joy.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen.
Well, let somebody shout hallelujah.
Shake hands with one or two and say happy new year brother and then you may please be seated.
At the beginning of this year God gave us some words of prophesy concerning the world at large and I remember specifically He mentioned that there will be fire outbreaks of tremendous magnitude and He mentioned floods of tremendous magnitude.
We have seen fire outbreaks in Europe, in America in a manner that we have never seen it before.
I remember couple of months ago, a whole city got burnt down – in nations where they have everything needed to fight fire and the fire just kept on going.
And then now flood started coming.
I want you to please remember particularly the children of God in Houston; of course we have many many children there; because I am wondering what comes after the flood is another thing.
Please pray for all of them; keep praying that the Almighty God will see them through.
But then one thing these happenings must bring to your mind is that there are also other prophecies concerning individuals
If God is bringing to pass the prophecies concerning world, that means He has the ability to bring to pass the prophecy concerning you.
That was why I ask you to pray that prayer and you must keep praying it now and till the end of the year.
Because He promised us that there will be pleasant surprises this year – some of us have got some, we want more.
Some are yet to get their own: in the mighty name of Jesus Christ because my Daddy never fails and when He speaks it is done, you will have your own.
I want to thank God for my daughter who gave the first lecture that was fantastic.
I think in future now I will be careful of who I asked to speak first because they make the work difficult for us who are going to speak second.
That was wonderful!
Let us give the Lord a big round of applause
That was beautiful
And she chose my text that was one of the problems there: Genesis chapter 1 verse 26 to 28 which is where we will again look tonight
Genesis 1:26 – 28
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
As usual tonight before we go into the main message, I will want to give an opportunity to those who are yet to be born-again to give their lives to Jesus.
You see because there are certain blessings that are reserved for the children of God.
Now, I want to let you know a secret: this month, on the 8th of September by God’s grace, my wife and I will have been married for fifty years.
Now, that is not the secret, some of you know that already.
But as usual my Daddy asked me: My son, what would you like Me to give you as a present for your 50th Anniversary?
You know me very well, I was thinking of you.
So, I asked Him for fifty thousand new children.
And I know He will grant my request.
But I know Him, He doesn’t give good gift to those who are not His.
You see, basically, there are two overall Fathers (because the theme for tonight is Abba Father Part 7)
Two overall Fathers: God and Satan
James chapter 1 verse 17 calls God the Father of lights, and He says, every good and perfect gifts comes from above; come down from the Father of lights.
That is the first overall Father.
But then, John chapter 8verse 44 tells us that there are yet another father and he is called the devil.
Jesus was talking of the Bible censor that there are some people who are children of the devil, He is saying you are of your father the devil
And He tells us that this fellow, the devil or satan, is also known as the Father of lies – he is a liar and the father of lies
So there are two basic Fathers – overall Fathers:
· God: the Father of lights
· Satan: the Father of lies
Now, if you are a child of God, according to Jesus Christ in Mathew chapter 5 verse 14 to 16, He says, you are the light of the world.
If your father is a father of light, it is certain it will give birth to lights and He says you will shine for your father’s glory.
As a matter of fact, the Bible tells us in John chapter 1 verse 5, if you are child of God, you are light and no matter how hard darkness may try, it won’t overcome you
He says the light shines in darkness and the darkness comprehend not.
As a matter of fact in Isaiah 54 verse 16 to 18, the word of God says because your Father, the Father of light, is the Maker of all things, says no weapon formed against you shall prosper.
In fact He says you have the right to rebuke all those people, all those forces that are trying to condemn you, you rebuke them
In order words, you have the authority to tell evil forces not only to leave you alone but to you have a right to command them to be disgrace if you are a child of God.
I can tell you stories upon stories but we have a lot to do tonight; so, I will just give one example.
We went to hold a crusade somewhere here in Ogun State and then because the people there does not want us and then they brought out masquerades and the masquerade begin to wipe the people and instead of waiting to hear the gospel they began to run.
But one little girl, one of my little daughters, had heard me say: light does not run for darkness; it should be the other way round
And for somebody here tonight, from this moment onward, darkness will run from you
And she happens to be a native of that place, she knew their tradition that if the masquerade comes out like that and the drum of the drummer should break, that masquerade will not be allowed the following year.
So, she moved aside and say: in the mighty name of Jesus, I command every drum to break.
Almost before she finished, drums started breaking and the masquerade scattered.
Today, the drums of all your enemies will break
But that is if you are a child of God: light shines in darkness, darkness cannot overcome it.
On the other hand, if you are child of the devil, because if I say here, how many children of God are here? All hands will go up.
How do we know those who are children of the devil?
John 8:44 says if you are child of the devil you will be doing what your father loves to do: sinning, lying; not only will you be lying, you will even enjoy lying, you will be boosting about it.
Before I got born-again, when we have lied to somebody we have a way of saying it particularly here in Lagos
We will say: mogbejoke (I sat him down)
You know the meaning of that?
I deceived him and I done it in such a manner that he does not even know he has been deceived.
How many of you know what I am talking about.
I will boost about it.
When you are child of the devil, you will be doing things that you know it is wrong and you will be enjoying it and you will even be boosting about it.
The trouble with that is according to 1John chapter 3 verse 8, if you are child of the devil, you will risk being destroyed with the devil.
Because He says, he that commits sin is of the devil (that is how we know them); for the devil is a sinner from the beginning and for this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil
Destruction is coming for those who are children of the devil, sooner or later, destruction will come.
Whereas the Bible says in the same 1John chapter 3 verse 9 to 10 says, whoever is born of God does not commit sin because the seed of God is in him – that is why he cannot commit sin because he is born of God.
If by any mistake a child of God should fall into any form of sin, he will weep his way out.
It is like when you see a little lamb falling into a pit of mould, it will cry until somebody came to help him out.
But a pig, if you take a pig and you wash it clean; what is it going to do?
He will look for a dirty pull to go and deep himself again.
The son of the devil, no matter how hard you try, will want to go back into sin; a child of God, no, no.
So, this is how we know the difference; it is not a question of me saying I am a child of God.
The Bible says in 2Timothy chapter 2 verse 19 says God knows those who are His.
You can pretend to the Pastor that you are born-again when you know you are still living in sins.
You can pretend to your friends; you can pretend in the church but you cannot pretend before God, He knows all things; He knows all things; He knows those who are His own.
Therefore, if you know that you are still leaving in sin, you are still enjoying sin but you want to come out and become a true child of God so that instead of the devil being your father, God the Father of lights can become your father so that you yourself will become a light in the world shinning a light that no darkness can overcome; then you can come forward tonight and my God will save your soul.
So, those of you who are here and those of you in the old auditorium, if you really want to give your life to Jesus Christ, I am going to count from one to ten and before I say ten come and stand before the altar and I will pray for you.
And those of you who are watching at all viewing centers all over the nations, you too move to the altar and there are men of God there who will attend to you even as I pray.
I am counting now
One, two…
Light is better than darkness;
If you are child of God you will be light
If you are child of the devil you will be in darkness
Come; let the Father of lights save your soul and turn you to a light that could shine in darkness and darkness will not be able to overcome.
Eight,
Thank you Counselors, you can begin to come now
Hurry up, hurry up, those of you who are on the way
Nine
Keep coming, keep coming, keep coming, the Lord is waiting so that you can be born-again and become light.
Now, those of us who are already in the front and those of you who are still on the way talk to the Almighty God and say Father, please save my soul; deliver me from darkness and make me light.
Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.
Save my soul, forgive all my sins and I will serve You for the rest of my life; I want genuine salvation, I want to be a child of God; I want to be a light of the world, I don’t want to have anything to do with the devil anymore; please Lord save my soul and I will serve You for the rest of my life. Be my Lord, be my Saviour.
Those of you who are still on the way please hurry up I want to pray for salvation and the Almighty God, the One who saved my soul will save your own souls also.
Hurry up, hurry up those of you who are still on the way; make sure you get here before I finished praying so that God can save your soul.
I want to give You all glory and honour for all these Your children who have come forward to surrender their live to You. Father, You promised that whosoever come to You, You will in no wise cast out; they have come to You now please receive them in Jesus’ name; let Your blood wash away their sins in Jesus’ name; please save their souls, write their names in the book of life; let them become light of the world and don’t let them go back into darkness again, let them serve You in holiness; let them serve You till the end.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed
Amen.
Now, those of you who have come forward let me hear you shout hallelujah.
Congratulations, I rejoice 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.
There are Counselors around you they will give cards that you want to fill very quickly and then you can go back to your sits as you return the cards.
Congratulation; God bless you.
We will wait for you before we continue.
Thank You Father.
Now, God has many titles:
In Psalm 24 verse 7 to 10, the Bible calls Him the King of glory; calls Him the Lord, the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle and the Lord of hosts.
In Revelation chapter 19 verse 16, the Bible calls Him the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
In Psalm 136 verse 2, the Bible calls Him the God of gods.
In Genesis 17 verse 1, He introduces Himself as Jehovah El-Shaddai (the God who is more than enough); and so on and so forth.
But of all His titles He prefers to be known as Father.
In Matthew chapter 6 verse 9, when the Lord was teaching His disciples to pray, He said, this is how you should pray: our Father who hath in heaven; NOT our God but our Father.
In Matthew chapter 6 verse 26, He said, behold the fowls of the air: they sow not, so they do not reap, they do not gather into barns; He said, but your heavenly Father feeds them.
Father – again and again
In John chapter 10 verse 29, when Jesus Christ was talking, He said, My Father who gave me these Disciples, He is greater than all.
Father – He prefers to be calls Father.
In John chapter 14 verse 1, again Jesus was speaking and He said, let not your heart be troubled, believe in God, believe also in Me.
Then He went on to say in verse 2: ‘in my Father’s house are many mansions’.
How come God prefers… and I can go on and on; …how come God prefers the title Father to all other titles.
Because the Father reserves the right to decree: what a father says concerning His children are bound to happen which is why I want to appeal to all of you Fathers always speak good concerning your children
Say my child will prosper; my child will succeed; my child will be greater than I.
Don’t say your child is unless, hopeless…
Because what you say concerning your child is a decree.
In Psalm 33 verse 8 to 9, the Bible says the reason why the whole earth should fear before God is because He spake and it is done.
The Father can decree.
In Isaiah 55 verse 10 to 11, God said, My word that goes out of My mouth shall not return to me void.
Why?
I AM a Father.
In fact the Bible tells us in Numbers chapter 30 verse 3 to 5, He said the father has a right to cancel a covenant entered into by His daughter.
He said, if a woman should make a vow to God, to God Himself and say, this is what I will do and the father hears this is what I will do and keeps quiet then the vow will stand.
But if the father say no, I cancel that vow; God says even the Almighty God in heaven will recognized the cancellation
That is how powerful the voice of the father can be.
So, when it comes to barrenness, God can cancel curses that had been pronounced on anyone, by anyone that can make the fellow unfruitful.
For example, in 2Kings chapter 2 verse 19 to 22, the people of Jericho came to Elisha and say, our city is beautiful but we have a problem, we have a problem with barrenness and this is as a result of a curse that Joshua had pronounced on the city several years before.
When it comes to dealing with barrenness, God will respond positively to cancel a curse.
Elisha asks them to bring him salt in a new cruse; went to the source of their river, pour in the salt; he did not even pray, he just says this is what God is saying: no more death; no more barrenness.
A lady came to us several year ago, came from a city in Ondo state (somebody I knew very well because she was my student), looking very wretched, very sad.
What is your problem?
She said, I made a mistake, I lost my temper and I slap my mother.
My mother beat her two breasts and said unless you did not suck this breast that is when you will ever have an issue.
I said, haa!
You will go back and apologize to your mum, take a gift as a peace offering but right now, I stand in my position as a priest of the Most High God and I cancel that curse.
Today she has several children.
I want you to stand and on your feet; your first prayer tonight loud and clear to the Almighty God is: Father, if there is any curse hindering my fruitfulness, cancel it tonight.
Open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God.
If there is any curse pronounced on me by whoever that is causing barrenness in one area of my life or the other, tonight my Father and my God, cancel that curse, cancel the curse tonight. If I am barren physically because of a curse, cancel the curse. If I am barren financially, Father because of a curse, cancel the curse. If I am barren spiritually, if I am barren ministerially, if I am barren in any way whatsoever as a result of a curse pronounced on by anyone, please Daddy tonight cancel the curse, cancel the curse. Thank You my Father. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.
Please be seated.
I hope my daughter who spoke before me had already explained to you that when we talk about barrenness, we are not just talking about baby being born alone.
Some people can be barren mentally: no matter how they study they just cannot remember.
And there are some people as a result of old age who had become barren mentally – that was the case of woman who find herself seating on her bed and cannot remember: do I want to sleep or have I just wakening up – that is mental barrenness.
There was a young man who spoke to me not too long and said for the past five years, he had not been able to earn a naira – that is financial barrenness.
Every form of barrenness shall be destroyed here tonight.
Now, God loves the title Father.
Secondly, He loves fruitfulness:
He is a family man – that was one of the reasons He chose the title Father.
In Matthew chapter 3 verse 16 to 17, when He was referring to Jesus Christ, He said, this is My beloveth son in whom I AM well pleased.
But He has only one begotten son according to John chapter 3 verse 16: for God so loved the world that He gave only His begotten son – only one begotten son – that is the Lord Jesus Christ
But He loves fruitfulness, He loves children, He wants many of them that is the reason He sold Jesus Christ because of the Law of Harvest
He sold Jesus Christ so that He can have harvest of son
Romans chapter 9 verse 29 says: He wants the only begotten Son to become the first-born of many brethren.
He loves children
He has a peculiar love for them
For example, in Matthew chapter 10 verse 13 to 16, when you read that passage, He tells you about when they bring children to Him and some people are trying to drive them away;
He said, haha, do not do that, let them come unto me
He wants children round Him
He loves children
Somebody said why do I love children so much?
It is because that is my Father, He loves children; I am just being like my Father, He wants them near.
Two) He says His kingdom belongs to them: the kingdom of God belong to children
And He says unless you become like one of them, you will never be able to enter into His kingdom.
That is how much children are precious to Him.
And made it clear: if you are too big to be considered a child then He cannot carry you in His arms to bless you.
When I see some of you, you cannot dance, you cannot praise God; I am not a child…
If you are not a child, then you have no part in the kingdom of God.
He loves children, He wants them near; His kingdom belongs to them.
You must become like a child if you want to be in.
And then He says in Matthew chapter 18 verse 10, He said, if you despise any of these children you are in trouble.
Why?
He said because every child has an angel assigned to him and the angels of these children have direct access to God; direct access to God.
That is why you must be careful what you do to a child because the moment you injure a child, the angel on the child will go straight to heaven and report you
So, be careful what you do to a child.
He said in Genesis chapter 1 verse …
Oh, thank You Father.
Oh, thank You Father.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, you will see your grandchildren before you die.
Oh, thank You Father.
So, He said in Genesis 1:28, what He was actually saying there is: when He says be fruitful and multiply, He is saying produced many children for Me – that was what He was saying – I want many; go ahead, produced many – increase and multiply
And because He knows that cannot do this thing unless He supply the means, He will be more than willing to help you produce.
In John chapter 15 verse 1 to 5, He says, my Father is the Husbandman, I AM the Vine and you are the Branches
We all know that the branches cannot produce fruits except it is supplied by nutrient by the vine.
So, if there is anything that is missing in your life that is not allowing you to produce, God is going to do something about that tonight.
Some of you will remember the testimony of one you man who was born with one testicle and the parent in an attempt to help took him to herbalist who said he was trying to let the one testicle become two and in the process he destroyed the only one.
And the boy grew up with no testicle at all and yet he went ahead and married
Of course you know that kind of marriage, no fruitful of the womb.
Then we held a programme at Road-Park, I can remember around 1985 or so.
Suddenly while the sermon was going on a miracle happened, God gave the boy two brand new testicles.
The day he came to my office at Ebute-Metta to testify, we could see the belly of the wife already bulgy and he said Daddy, this is what God did for me and he wanted to show me
I said haa, you don’t need to show me, I had already seen the action.
Stand on your feet and cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, whatever is missing in my life that is allowing me to be very fruitful, supply tonight.
Open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God.
Whatever is missing in my life that is not allowing me to very fruitful Father pleased supply tonight, supply tonight, supply tonight; whatever is not allowing me to be fruitful like other who are fruitful: physically, mentally, materially, spiritually, ministerially; whatever is missing in my life that is not allowing me to be fruitful that I should be, please, supply tonight, supply tonight. Whatever is missing in my body, my soul, my spirit, my life, that is not allowing to be fruitful that I should be Lord God Almighty supply tonight, supply tonight, supply tonight. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.
And if you need any spare part receive it right now in Jesus’ name.
Please be seated.
Now, because He loves fruitfulness that is why He specially appreciates the Fruitful; and at this stage I want you to know that I am speaking a word to your womb; I want your womb to hear the reason why it must become productive: God specially appreciates the fruitful.
Last week, one of the days last week, we were studying Open Heavens in my family: we study the story of the talents – (those of you who used open heavens will remember the day) – Matthew 25 from verse 14 to 23.
And as we normally do in my family, we will read the passage, ask everybody to contribute.
And then, one of my sons, I think is Pastor Dare, made contributions that cause me to seat up.
He looked at the statement of the Father, of the Master to the servant who came back with five extra talents:
Well done thou good and faithful servants; you have been faithful in few, I will make you leader of great things, enter you into the joy of your Lord.
And he said in that statement there are three things said:
Number one) Commendation: God said well done
I wrote that one down.
And I know the meaning of commendation really mean thank you.
Well God says thank you to somebody, that fellow is bound to become greater
Because He says in John 15 verse 2, He says if there is a branch in me that bears fruit, My Father purgeth it so he can bear more fruits.
In 2Kings chapter 4 verse 8 to 17, it is thank you that God said to the shunammite woman that open her womb.
And he say number two) There is a promise: ‘I will make you rulers’
When God makes a promise to the Fruitful, to the fellow He wants to commend, He is always a promise of greatest, a promise of rapid progress, a promise of promotion.
And according to 2Corithians chapter 1 verse 20, His promises are yea and amen: He speaks and it is done.
That is why we have a verse in the hymn, the special hymn, that ‘when You speak it is done, speak to me tonight’.
In Psalm 33 verse 11, the Bible says the counsel of God shall stand; if He says I will make you, you are already made.
Then he said the third part of that statement is: enter into the joy of the Lord
He said in that single statement there is a guarantee of access into joy.
I said, my oh my!
When He says welcome or enter into the joy of the Lord, He is actually saying: come into the club of the joyful.
Exodus chapter 3 verse 15 says I AM the God Abraham, the God Isaac, the God of Jacob
If you take the God of Abraham alone, considering Genesis 21 verse 1 to 7, you know that God is a God of those who laugh.
So, when He sees someone who is fruitful, He would commend the fellow so the fellow can be more fruitful; He will promise that fellow greatness…, I want you to know that the fifty thousand children I have asked for: everyone of them will be great; …and then He will grant access into the club of the joyful.
Some years ago, about seven or eight year ago, a lady came to us and said, Daddy, everything money can buy I have;
There is only one thing left in my life, only one club I want to joy: she says I want to join the club of mothers, I have no children.
And I prayed a simple prayer and I thank the Almighty God, less than one year later she had a set of twins.
I want you to stand on your feet tonight and cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, I want to join the club of those whose joy are full.
Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.
Fullness of joy in every area; I want to be able to say I have everything that can give joy; I want to enter into the club of those whose joy are full. Fullness of joy in every area of my life: physically I want my joy to be; materially I want my joy to be full; spiritually I want my joy to be full; Father, please let me enter into the club of the absolutely joyful. Thank You Father; absolutely joyful. Thank You my Father. Let me enter into the club of the joyful; absolutely joyful; joyful in every facet of my life so that I can enter into the club of the absolutely joyful; club of mothers, club of fathers, club of the absolutely fruitful; club of the absolutely joyful. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.
Please be seated.
Oh thank You Father.
The Lord says there is a woman here tonight or listening to me wherever you are in the world, He said, the snake that is eating your husband seed is dead.
Thank You Father.
The Lord says there is someone here, He said, I have a package for you and there are two surprises within the package.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said, the one who said you will only have a child over her dead body, will be buried this month.
Oh my God
Well, I want to say amen to this one before I tell you because the Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, very soon there will be an explosion in your home and it will be an explosion of joy.
Please be seated.
I need to hurry because we have a lot to do tonight.
Then, because He loves fruitfulness, it means He hates barrenness.
God hates barrenness.
You are not the only who hates it, He hates barrenness.
Because He wants many children, barrenness is an obstruction to His wish; barrenness is an obstruction to divine desire; barrenness is like a mountain blocking the way to the fulfillment of God’s desire and you know very well, God specializes in moving mountains
In Exodus 14 from verse 1 to 28, when the Red Sea became a mountain before the children of Israel God moved it out of the way.
In Joshua chapter 6 from verse 1 to 20, when the wall of Jericho became a mountain in the part of the children of Israel, God moved it out of the way.
In 1Samuel 17 verse 45 to 51, when Goliath became a mountain trying to block the way of David to the throne, God moved him out of the way.
And if you read Mark 11 from verse 12 to 14 and 20 to 23, you will see that the only time Jesus pronounced a curse openly was on a fruitless tree, a barren tree; He placed a curse on the tree.
And you know what: whatever God curses will cease to exist.
That is why I am sure God is going to curse barrenness in some wombs tonight.
I have told the story before.
We went to Lokoja to have a Holy Ghost rally; as I drove into the town, I saw in the center of the road a huge tree and so the road had to bend round the tree right and left.
Haa!
So I asked the people who came to receive me: what is a tree doing in the middle of the road in a capital city.
Oh! That is a sacred tree; nobody must touch the tree; It has been there for ages
I said, I see
Quietly, I cursed the tree because to me what kind of non-sense is this.
We went; we had the Holy Ghost rally.
That night as soon as we finished the rally, as soon as I got home, a storm came and the wind began to blow; by the following morning, the tree was landing on the side.
Stand on your feet and lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, every tree of barrenness in my life, curse it tonight.
Father, place a curse on every tree of barrenness in my life, curse it tonight. Every tree of barrenness in my life my Father and my God curse it tonight; pronounced a curse, a divine curse on every tree of barrenness in my life, pronounced a curse on it: whether it be biological barrenness or physical barrenness or financial barrenness or mental barrenness or spiritual barrenness or career barrenness, every tree of barrenness, curse it tonight because whatever You curse will cease to exist; whatever You curse will cease to exist. Thank You Father. Every tree of barrenness in my life, in my home, in my place of work, in the church that You have put me in-charge of, every tree of barrenness curse it tonight Lord, whatever You curse will cease to exist, curse every tree of barrenness in my life; curse it Lord so that it will be uprooted. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
So shall it be in Jesus’ name.
Please be seated.
Now, God has not changed: He has not changed because He cannot change.
Malachi chapter 3 verse 6, He said, I Am the Lord, I change not.
Hebrews 13 verse 8, He says, Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever
No change!
Not only that, He is not respecter of persons.
Acts chapter 10 verse 34 and 35: Peter said, now I know that God is no respecter of persons and in every nations, every language, every tongue, those who fear Him are accepted of Him.
Meaning what?
Whatever He has done for others before, He will do your own tonight.
In Genesis 21 verse 1 to 7, He did it for Sarah…
Thank You Father.
Daddy says if I can make dry bones live, every womb considered too old to bear shall come back to life.
He did for Sarah
In Genesis 25 verse 21 to 24, He did it for Rebecca; even open the womb with a set of twins.
Genesis 30 verse 22 to 24, He did it for Rachael.
In 1Samuel chapter 1 verse 19 to 20, He did it for Hannah
Oh thank You Father.
Anytime I am preaching and suddenly I hear a song, it means somebody is about to sing a new song.
Very soon somebody will be singing:
I never knew He will honour me this way
I never knew He will honour me this way
I never knew He will honour me this way
Honour me this way
Thank You Jesus.
(Hallelujah)
I never knew He will honour me this way
I never knew He will honour me this way
I never knew He will honour me this way
Honour me this way
Thank You Jesus.
Amen
I know you want to sing more.
Who is the one who will be singing that song from now?
Let me hear you shout hallelujah.
He did the same thing for the Shunammite woman in 2Kings chapter 4 verse 8 to 17.
He did it for Elizabeth – Luke chapter 1 verse 5 to 25
We can go on and on.
And then, tonight, I just thank God for the testimony of my daughter who preached; I did not know what she was going through when I was preparing my note.
Occasionally we had somebody who had had a breakthrough before and then they could not get another.
Tonight you will get another breakthrough.
Some people even had a breakthrough before and they lost it.
Some people became pregnant and before delivery something happen.
You will have another and another one and yet another.
I mean in Luke chapter 5 verse 1 to 7, Peter had a breakthrough, he was barren financially, career-wise; then Jesus came and he threw one net and caught several fishes; he had a major breakthrough but he lost it
And then in John 21 verse 1 to 6, he had another breakthrough and he never lost it again
One of my daughters she is seating here on the altar with me now.
Several years ago, she has barren for some time; herself and the husband came.
We prayed; she became pregnant; we were all rejoicing; and the day came to deliver and it was a still birth
Haa!
Of course, she was sad and I was sad too.
The husband tried to put up the bold front but he too was sad.
I can remember when I went to see her in the hospital where she delivered, she was not even willing to greet me.
What kind of father are you?
What are you looking at when this should happen to me?
But I decreed that she will have others.
Today by the grace of God, she has many.
I want you to stand on your feet and lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, I don’t want just one breakthrough, I want many.
Open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God.
Not just one breakthrough: biologically not just one; financially not just one; anointing wise not just once; I want many breakthroughs Lord, mighty breakthroughs; breakthroughs on my right, breakthroughs on my left, breakthroughs in my front, breakthrough wherever I go, Lord I want many breakthroughs; not just one Lord and if I have lost anyone replace that one with many, many, many breakthroughs Lord; many breakthroughs Lord; many O Lord, many breakthroughs. Hallelujah Father. Thank You Father. Many breakthroughs Lord, not one Lord, not even two, many in every area of my life Father I cry to You tonight give me many breakthroughs, many breakthroughs, many breakthroughs. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.
And please be seated.
Now, one other thing about God before I begin to round up is that God is a God of joy.
Psalm 16 verse 11 says in presence there is the fullness of joy.
He hates sorrow – our God is not a God of sorrow.
Oh! He proofed that to me long ago.
You know, when I became General Overseer in 1981 in those days one of the signs that you are holy is that you must look sad all the time.
Some of the old ones know what I am talking about.
If you want to prove that you are really really a man of God you must look as if you are coming from the grave yard.
But I just could not help it: I could not help laughing; so, when they are doing Sunday school at Ebute-metta and I will be going round each group; I will see a child and this child will smile at me and I will smile back.
I will see something that will cause me to smile and I will smile.
I will get back to my office and I will say O God I have blown it again; haa, General Overseer must look sober.
(Laugh)
And God spoke to me and said, son, I AM a God of joy.
He said check your Bible, it is written: He that sitteth in the heaven shall laugh.
Tell your neighbour: God will fill your mouth with laughter.
He is a God of joy, He does not like sorrow
Revelation chapter 7 verse 17 and Revelation chapter 21 verse 4, He said He will wipe away all tears from the eyes.
He will wipe the tears from your eyes.
In Luke chapter 7…
Oh thank You Father.
The Lord asks me to tell someone tonight, He said, the anointing on My son will flow out to you and you too you will become joyful.
Thank You Father.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, those who tried to put you out of business will soon come to you begging for contracts.
In Luke chapter 7 verse 11 to 15, when Jesus saw a widow going to bury her son, what He said to her is weep not
He does not like people weeping.
In Psalm 126 verse 1 to 3, the Bible says, when God turn the captivities of Zion, we were like them that dream, and then was our mouth fill with laughter.
Tell the fellow next to you: you shall laugh.
Oh thank You my Father.
Oh thank You Father.
Daddy asks me to tell somebody here tonight, He said the fellow will understand; He asked me just to tell you, you will overcome.
I have told you the story before; I am saying it because of those of you who have never heard it and it will be good revision to those who have heard it.
When we are in the first auditorium, the very first one by the express way; we were having a Holy Ghost night like this and it was time to pray and everybody was praying and I was praying too because I needed prayers
And the way I was thought to pray when I was young is still the way I pray today, I closed my eyes.
And suddenly God spoke to me and said son, open your eyes.
I almost told, Lord but I am praying
Open your eyes son
Yes Lord
And then He pointed a lady to me in the crowd: soaked in tears; weeping profusely
He said, go and tell her: weep not.
Oh glory be to God.
Every one of you who have been weeping from now on – weep not.
So I went to her, tap her by the shoulder; I said, my Daddy says weep not.
Oh! And she brightened up suddenly – it was like a sun coming out of a cloud – you mean God heard me at last and singled me out!
Oh! Immediately the sorrow disappears and everything became brilliant.
Almost a year later, the lady came to see me and says, do you remember me?
How many people will I remember?
She says I was the one who was weeping and God said I should go and tell her stop weeping.
She said I was barren and I have been barren for years and the battle was tough: relatives of my husband were waging all manners of war against me.
She said look at me now, it was my turn to weep but this time for joy because she came carrying her baby.
Every one of you here tonight, hear the word of the Lord: stop weeping in Jesus’ name.
So I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God loud and clear and say: Father, turn my captivity tonight and fill my mouth with laughter.
Open your mouth and cry unto the Lord.
Turn my captivity tonight Lord, fill my mouth with laughter, wipe away all tears from my eyes; oh Lord wipe away all tears from my eyes, turn my captivity tonight; fill my mouth with laughter; the captivity in my marriage turn it tonight; the captivity in my business turn it tonight; the captivity in my ministry turn it tonight, fill my mouth with laughter; please fill my mouth with laughter; wipe away all tears from my eyes; fill my mouth with laughter. Thank You Father. Thank You Daddy. Thank You Almighty God. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.
Please be seated.
Now, what does He expect from you?
He says before I conclude I should tell someone here tonight, He said I will use your case to prove my Almightiness.
Oh Daddy! You are wonderful
You know the last verse of the song that we sang…, because as you know I am a Mathematician I did not study music; any song that you hear us singing, He gave it to me;
And He said in the last verse there was a prophecy to someone and He asked me to tell whoever that is (and I believe it must be me), He said you will laugh loud, you will laugh long and you will laugh last.
If you are the one shout hallelujah.
So, what does He expect from you?
In addition to what my daughter has told you, He expects you to look to Him alone – not any man, not to any prophet, not any evangelist, not any apostle, whatever may be the title, not even any general overseer; look unto God alone.
In Genesis chapter 30 verse 1 and 2, the Bible says when Rachael saw that she had no child, she said to the husband give me children or else I die.
Haa!
The husband said I my God?
Only God can give you children, nobody else- God and God alone.
So He wants you to look unto Him alone
You look unto Him alone, sooner or later He will remember you.
As matter of fact, He will remember you this month.
And the reason He wants you to look unto Him alone is because He is the One who has the key that can open every womb
Revelation chapter 3 verse 7: He said I have the key of David, when I open no man can shut and when I shut no man can open.
So, because you have to look unto Him alone that is why you must keep yourself pure – Holy – because He is a holy God.
1Peter chapter 1 verse 15 to 16: be holy for I AM holy
Keep yourself pure; don’t contaminate yourself with all kinds of germs or holy water or whatever – keep yourself pure.
In Luke chapter 1 verse 5 to 6, the Bible said concerning Elizabeth, she was blameless – both herself and her husband, they kept themselves pure.
Husbands don’t go and try another woman outside; who tells you are not even the one who needs help.
Woman, don’t go and try another man outside, keep yourself pure.
Some of you who will remember the story of a lady, who came here when we are still in the first auditorium, trusting God for the fruit of the womb
We prayed; like in those days we are few, so I laid hands on everybody.
Then came back the following year very angry
She told me: they told me if I come you will lay hand on me and if you lay hands on me I will fall and I fell and yet no issue.
And the Lord told me ask her: how many boyfriends has she beside her husband?
Haa!
This is well dressed woman, highly educated…; How do I ask this question?
I said, please ma, forgive me o but it is God who said I should ask you: beside your husband, how many, how many… (I was stammering); how many other boyfriends?
She said, six.
Haa! If you become pregnant, how are we going to know the father?
You want a child from my God!
My God is holy; He won’t give a child to somebody who wants to continue in sin.
So before we lay hands on you tonight, I want a commitment from all of you – those of you trusting God for the fruit of the womb – commitment to holiness.
Those of you trusting God for breakthroughs in business – commitment to God in holiness
One of my sons came to me not too long ago and told me how he used to be very wealthy but now everything is gone.
I asked him, when everything was going well, were you faithful to God?
Faithful to Him: with your tithing? Did you honour Him with your first-fruits?
He said, no.
Haa!
He said pray for me Daddy; I will be faithful from now on.
I said, ha ha, that is an easy thing.
So you are going to stand on your feet now and you are going to talk to the Almighty God and tell Him: from now on I am Yours; I am committed to You in holiness, committed to You in purity, I will to Your will hundred percent, just help me Lord, give me grace.
Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.
I will be pure, I will be holy Lord, I will do Your will, I will do Your will, I will do Your will, I will never annoy You again Lord, just give me the grace Lord I will do Your will, I will do Your will. Give me the grace and I will be absolutely obedient. Again, if you want breakthrough and you forgot Him, how can you expect another – Father, have mercy on me I will be faithful; I will do Your will, I will keep myself pure by Your grace, help me Lord, help me to be faithful, help me to be pure, help me to be holy, help Lord to do Your will and Lord God Almighty just have mercy on me, forgive all my foolish ways. Thank You my Father. I am committed to You from now on Lord, complete consecration through Your will, I will follow You all the way and I will no longer contaminate myself in any way whatsoever just have mercy on me Lord, have mercy on me. Thank You Father. Thank You Almighty God. I will be totally committed to You Lord; totally committed to You and to Your course: I will keep myself pure; I will remain faithful; I will do Your will Lord, just forgive my former errors and help me. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen.
So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

                                                             OCTOBER HOLYGHOST SERVICE
                                                THEME: AGENT OF TRANSFORMATION
                                                                     October 6th, 2017.
                                                           BY: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE

 

 

 

Thank You Father.
Hallelujah
Let us lift our hands to hands to the most High God and bless His holy name.
Let us praise the King of kings, the Lord of lords; the Ancient of days
Bless Him, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored; magnified His holy name.
There is no one like Him
Praise Him
Give Him glory, give Him honour; give Him adoration
Bless His holy name
Bless His holy name.
Worship Him
Worship the Ancient of days; magnify His holy name
Thank You Father
Thank You Lord Jesus
Glory be to Your holy name
Thank You Father
In Jesus mighty name we worshipped.
I want you to lift your voice to Him and say, Father, speak to me tonight.
Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.
Just speak to me Lord; I know if I hear from You my life will be transformed; if you speak to me, I will become an agent of transformation, Father, speak to me tonight; speak to me tonight. Speak to every one of us tonight – speak to the young, speak to the old, speak to children, speak to elders; speak to everyone of us Lord, speak to us. Speak to me O Lord. Thank You. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Worthy worthy is the Lamb
Worthy worthy is the Lamb
Worthy worthy is the Lamb
That was slain.
(Glory)
Glory hallelujah
Glory hallelujah
Glory hallelujah
Praise the Lord.
(Worthy)

Worthy worthy is the Lamb
Worthy worthy is the Lamb
Worthy worthy is the Lamb
That was slain.
(Glory)
Glory hallelujah
Glory hallelujah
Glory hallelujah
Praise the Lord.
(Jesus)

Jesus Jesus is the Lamb
Jesus Jesus is the Lamb
Jesus Jesus is the Lamb
That was slain.
(Glory)
Glory hallelujah
Glory hallelujah
Glory hallelujah
Praise the Lord.
Ancient of days we worship You; the Alpha and the Omega, the One who never grows old, we bow before You. The God of the youth, the God of the young adult, the God of the elders, we worship You, Father, accept our thanks in Jesus’ name.
We thank You for our youths, we thank You for the young adults and we thank You for the elders also, please accept our thanks in Jesus’ name. Thank You for the wonderful testimonies that we heard, thank You for proving that You are still the Miracle working God – healing, setting captives free, making the barren fruitful, turning sorrow to joy – accept our worship in Jesus’ name. Father, have mercy on Nigeria; have mercy on our families; have mercy on us as individuals; have mercy on Your church and please tonight speak to all of us; save souls tonight; heal the sick; set the captives free; let every one of us have testimonies this month.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let somebody shout hallelujah.
Shake hands with one or two people and tell him or her: you will hear from God tonight.
And then you may please be seated.
I will just go straight to my own sections because they have done so well.
They practically had preached all my sermons..,
please Engineers the choir they are clapping for you, they are saying you have been very good tonight, continue to be good to them;
…my own text is slightly different from their own and they have taken some fantastic text from: let your light shine, etcetera etcetera
My own text is taking from Isaiah chapter 6 verse 8:
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, here am I; send me.
Now, as usual, my sermon will be broken into two parts.
First part – I want to talk to those who are yet to surrender their lives to Jesus; those who are yet to be born again so that they won’t miss the blessings of tonight.
My children have already given you the definition of transformation, so, there is no need for me to waste time on that.
Transformation simply means you change a form
I mean if you read Genesis 2:7, God formed man; so, we were formed.
If you read the entire Genesis chapter 1 and 2, you will see He formed the animals.
We are talking about transform: change form, change what was originally there.
Now, the greatest transformation is to change an animal to man.
You can’t find the greater transformation than that.
And I have told you before, but because some of us might be coming for the first time that as far as God is concern all human beings are in two categories: Dogs and Children
Matthew 15 verse 21 to 28: it tells us the story of a woman who came to Jesus Christ asking for help and Jesus said to her finally, I cannot give the bread of children to dogs.
There are two categories of human beings – Children and Dogs.
Now, who are and who can we put in this category of dogs
Revelation 22 verse 15: He listed the people who are the same class as dogs:
Sorcerers: sorcerers mean witches and wizards. I am sure nobody would want to belong to that class.
Whoremongers: that is another to combine adulterers and adulteresses; fornicators, etcetera etcetera.
Murderers: you will be amazed the Bible says, if you hate your neighbours, you are as good as haters.
Idolaters: an idolater is someone in whose life God is not number one. If there is something more important to you than God, you are an idolater because whatever is number one in your life is what you will worship.
And then the last people in the group of dogs will shock you
He says whosoever loveth and maketh a lie: the crucial point there is ‘a lie’ not many lies.
He is saying, if you have ever told a single lie, you are in the categories of dogs – that is a very serious business.
Because practically everybody before you became born again you have told lies, not even one – black lies, white lies, business lies.
Somebody came to you and wanted to buy something and he was bargaining with you and he said let me pay hundred naira and you said, haa, I bought it myself for one hundred and ten when actually you bought it for fifty – you called it business lies.
He said if you have ever told a lie and you have not yet given your life to Jesus Christ after that you are in the same category as a dog – very frightening.
And then who are those in the categories of children?
1John chapter 3 verse 10 – if you do righteousness, you are of God; if you don’t do righteousness you are not of God.
If you are child of God the Bible says, he that is born of God does not sin. It says he cannot even do so because the seed of God is in him.
There is something called seed, something inside a creature that determines his or her actions.
For example, there is nothing you can do to a goat to make it eat meat.
Have you ever see a goat eating meat before?
Impossible
Because the seed in him, in the goat, does not eat meat; he can only eat grass, vegetables.
When you are a true child of God, there is something in you that cause sin to be repellent to you; you don’t want to sin!
There is something in you that make it extremely difficult for you to lie.
If you tell a lie no matter how white you call it, you won’t be able to rest.
Because there is a seed in you now that says, you are a child of God, children of God don’t lie.
If I stop there now and make altar call you know many of us should come forward because there are some of us who think we are saved, we still lied this week.
You cannot even; the Spirit of God in you cannot even let you get away with a white lie.
I have told you the story before: I went to Ilesha and came back to Lagos and I went to see my-father-in-the-Lord.
On my way to see my-father-in-the-Lord driving through Surulere, I remembered, you don’t to a man of God empty handed.
So, I saw where there are selling oranges by the road side and I bought oranges, I took it to my-father-in-the-Lord.
As soon as I got there, you are welcome my son; he got somebody to peel one of the oranges for him.
As he was sucking the orange and say, haa, the orange is sweet.
He said, you bought it on the road?
I know the question is you bought from the road coming from Ilesha to Lagos?
The question came so quickly, so I said yes sir.
As soon as I said yes sir, the Spirit of God said, you have lied – you bought it in Surulere.
I said, ehen, it is road side of Surulere.
The Spirit of God said, no, no, correct yourself.
I said, God, what different does it make, the orange is sweet and road is road.
The Spirit of God won’t let me rest until I say Papa, he said yes my son.
You asked a question just now?
He said yes.
I said, I did not buy that orange on the road coming from Ilesha, I bought it road side of Surulere.
You know what my-father-in-the-Lord said?
He said, hmmm, Holy Spirit.
If you are born of God, there is a seed in you, a seed of God that will not enable you to do what is contrary to the will of God.
Now, the news is this, God can transform humans to animals and animals to human.
You don’t believe me read Daniel chapter 4 from verse 28 to 37, He change a king to animal for seven years.
Suddenly the seed of a cow enter into a king and he began to eat grass in public.
I heard of one evangelist somewhere is Africa who was asking his congregation to eat grass.
I said haa and they are eating?
I said God have mercy.
The only one I know who was eating grass like that is somebody who fell out with God.
But after seven years, the same God took this animal who was eating grass and changed him back to a man and put him back on his throne.
John chapter 1 verse 11 to 12 said He came unto His own, His own receives Him not but to as many as received Him to them gave he power to become sons of God.
He can change a dog to a son.
That is He is the greatest of all transformer – He can change a dog to a son.
I mean if you read Luke chapter 19 from verse 1 to 10, it tells you the story of Zacchaeus, among dogs he was a dog.
When Jesus decided to go to his house, everybody said, haha, He is going to the house of a sinner – sinners were calling him a sinner.
But before the day was over, he was a son.
In John 6 verse 37, Jesus made a promise, He says anyone who will come to Him, He will no wise cast out.
He does not matter how bad you had been, He can change a dog to a son.
You heard the testimony of my son from the north.
He told you how terrible he used to be and now see what God has turned him to be.
I just rejoice, there goes somebody like me.
And if I tell my own story; you know when we give testimonies we never want to give the real one we just tell the beautiful one.
When somebody just come and say I thank God for the salvation of my soul, I looked at you.
How I love to hear what you were like before you met the Lord Jesus Christ.
So, that is why you need to know the meaning of 2Corithians chapter 5 verse 17 says if there is any man be in Christ, he is a new creature – completely new; different; changed from inside-out.
And so if you are here tonight and from the little I have said, you know deep within you: I think I still belong to the categories of dogs but I want to become a child of God;
If you really mean it and you are ready to say bye to your various ways of the past and you determined God helping you to begin to live like children of God in whose seed of is, you have an opportunity now to come forward and give your life to Jesus Christ and I will pray for the salvation of your soul.
I am going to count from one to twelve because of the crowd in the old auditorium.
But before I say twelve you must already be standing before the altar so that I can pray for the salvation for your soul.
If you delay we will go ahead and know that may be you still want the category you belong to and you don’t want to change.
So, both here and the old arena and in all the viewing centres all of the world, if you want to leave the categories of dogs and moves to the categories of sons and daughters of God begin to come now as I count.
One,
And those of you who are clapping, I hope you are clapping for Jesus, so you better do it very well.
Two, three,
He that is born of God does not commit sin because the seed of God in him; the seed of God, the seed of the holy One of Israel is in him/in her; sin become repugnant to him or her, come and give your life to Jesus, stop pretending.
Four, five, six,
As you come begin to cry to Jesus Christ asking Him for mercy, asking Him to save your soul, asking Him to transform you.
Seven, eight, nine,
And I hope those in the old auditorium you are moving towards the altar, there are men of God there ready to attend to you too even as I will be praying for every one of you.
Keep coming, keep coming.
Ten, eleven
Thank You Father.
Amen.
Now, those of you who are already in front and those of you who are on the way cry to God: Lord have mercy on me, save my soul, forgive all my sins, make me a new brand new creature, I want to be a child of God – a true child of God with Your seed in me; save my soul O Lord and I will serve You for the rest of my life.
The rest of us let us stretch our hands towards these people and intercede for them for a minute or two that the Almighty God who saved your soul, who turned you to a brand new creature will do the same thing for them. Pray for them brethren. Pray for the sisters and brothers. Pray for them and then Counselors both here and the old arena kindly move towards these people. Counselors in all the viewing centers please move towards our new brothers and sisters.
Let us pray for them for another one minute: pray that the Almighty God will forgive them and wipe away all their sins and give them a heart that is from God, a heart that want do only those things that are pleasing to God. Let us pray for them for another thirty seconds. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
My Father and my God I just want to say thank You for Your word. Thank You because Your word is true: You said, no man can come to Me except My Father draws him; thank You for drawing these people and thank You they have not refused Your drawing; they have come to You now Father, please receive them, forgive all their sins, save their souls, write their names in the Book of Life, and please Lord God Almighty, deposit your seed in them, don’t let them ever go back into the word and let them serve You till the very end.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen.
Praise the Lord.
Now, I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward tonight because from now on by God’s grace I will be praying for you.
So, I am going to need your names, your address and your prayer request.
Counselors will give you a card which I want you to fill very quickly; we will wait for you till you finish before we continue.
Fill the card and give it back to the counselors and then you can go back to your seat.
God bless you.
The Almighty God that changes so many dogs to sons, I think we should give Him a great clap offering and a mighty shout of hallelujah.
Now, God is the great transformer, He transformed darkness to light just by speak: Genesis chapter 1 verse 3 – let there be light and immediately there was light.
He change sickness to permanent health: Exodus 15 verse 26 – He said you obey Me, I won’t even allow you to be sick, that was what He said; He said, because I AM the God that healeth thee.
He can change bondage to freedom.
Why?
Because He is the Lord of host: there is no captor that won’t let you go when God speaks.
That is why the Bible says is John 8:36, whosoever the Son shall set free shall be free indeed.
He can change storm to absolute peace.
Why?
Because according to mark chapter 4 verse 35 to 41, the wind and the sea obey Him
Why?
He Himself is the Prince of peace.
He can change tears to joy.
In Revelation 21 verse 4, He said, God will wipe away all tears from their eyes.
I believe God for someone here today, you will never weep again.
So, God is the great transformer; but He loves to use man as an agent.
You see when He made heaven and earth, the animals…, He did not call anybody to come and help Him
I mean you read Genesis chapter 1 from verse 1 to 25 – He just kept on saying let there be fish, let there be birds, let there be animals… and everything just came.
But then something happen in Genesis chapter 1 (just like one of my children pointed out) from verse 26 to 28 (Genesis 1 verse 26 to 28), God decided to create something new; something called a man, made in His own image, in His own likeness.
From that moment onward, He said alright in the rest of my activities, let man participate.
I mean Genesis chapter 2 verse 19 to 20, He has finished created everything but He said have not named them, Adam, go ahead you name them and whatever name you called them that is the name they shall bear.
The moment He created man, He wanted man to become an agent.
There are other examples (one of my sons mentioned one): in the case of Moses in Exodus chapter 3 verse 1 to 15 (when you get home, read it).
When God was speaking to Moses, He said, oh, I have seen the sufferings of my people in Egypt, etcetera etcetera; He said, I have come down to deliver them.
Moses was happy
But the next thing God said is, now, Moses, you go and do it.
Haa!
Moses said, I thought you said you have come down to set them free?
Why are you asking me to go and do what only God can do?
How can I do it?
And God said don’t worry I will be with you.
I pray for someone here today for the rest of your life, wherever you go, God will be with you.
And then we see another in Exodus 14, you can read it from verse 13 to 28 (Exodus 14:13 to 28), God said to Moses, Moses was praying, the children of Israel were by the red sea: God we are in trouble, what are we going to do?
God said, why are you crying to me?
You are here! You want to cross! Yes! Lift up your hand against the red sea – you do it!
Don’t forget I have told you I will be with you, so lift up your hand.
As soon as Moses lifted up his hand, the wind of God began to blow and before you knew it there was a wind in the sea.
Do you know I believe very deeply in my heart that beginning from now the moment you lift your hand, there will be away where there was no way.
I don’t want to tell too many stories tonight but I will tell some.
I have told you, some of you have heard it before
I became General Overseer in 1981, I went to visit my village and the whole village gathered to welcome me and at the end of the welcoming something as usual they now made a request:
Ifewara to Ife (Ile-ife) is only 8km but there is no road.
The 8km is when you go through the bush
Instead we have to travel more than 20km to Ilesha and then another 30-somethingkm to Ife.
So they said to me now you are a General Overseer…, I don’t know may be they thought the General Overseer has money, …we need road that will shorten our journey instead of this Israelite journey.
And by faith I said where is the direction you want it and they showed me the direction and I lifted up my hands: Lord, let there be a road.
Six month later, the Federal Government out of nowhere decided to construct a road.
Today, in the Name that is above every other name I lift my hand to all of you and I say where there is no way before, now there will be a way.
Or take the case of Elijah that is another example of God using human being as agent.
In 1Kings chapter 18 you can read it from verse 1 to 45 (1Kings 18 verse 1 to 45), God spoke to Elijah, go and show yourself to Ahab because I want to send rain.
God said it I want to send rain but for the rain to fall Elijah you have to participate and you know the rest of the story; Elijah went and there was this drama on Mount Carmel and the rain fell.
Or you can take a young man called Philip in Acts of the Apostles chapter 8 verse 5 to 8, God made up His mind, I want to bring joy to Samaria and He grabbed Philip: young man I want to bring joy to Samaria, you go and do it.
I was thrilled when the last preacher was preaching and he was giving a catalog of problems we have, I thought he was going to stop short but thank God he is my true son
Glory be to God.
Because in Mathematics, the first thing you do is you identify the problem and then you proffer the solution.
Haa! Unless we want to deceive ourselves, we have problems in Nigeria.
I mean, kidnappers are no longer kidnapping ordinary people now, there are kidnapping Policemen.
(Laugh) Not ordinary Policemen, top Policemen
So, don’t tell me we don’t have problems
But there is a solution and the solutions are those who are listening to me right now; because by the time you leave here in the Name that is above every other name, where there was no way before they will be away.
So, Philip came to Samaria, preached Christ to them and there was great joy in the city.
In all your cities, those of you in Nigeria; in all your cities, those of you who are listening to me all over the world, very soon there will be great joy.
Now, why make man an agent?
I nearly jump out of my seat when I heard one of my boys talking about catalyst; I say wait a minute, this boy saw my note.
Because the reason God makes man an agent is because there are certain catalyst that God must have to bring about transformation.
And you know he described a catalyst, he gave the scientific definition: something that will cause chemical reaction to be speeded up, etcetera; – beautiful definition.
It is just that there are some of us who don’t know chemistry.
So, what is a catalyst?
I will give an example so that even the make women will understand.
When you want to cook beans…,
at least in my village but I don’t know may be they don’t do something like that in Lagos; you know we have some sciences in the villages too;
…and you are hungry, you want the beans to cook fast, you get nails, brand new nails or nails you have been using before, you will wash the nails very clean, add it to the beans, set fire on the whole thing, within fifteen minutes at the latest your beans is soft.
And then you remove the nails unless you are nail eater and eat your beans.
The nails are a catalyst; they speed up the process of change.
If you have not tried the method before try it at home, you will be amazed.
We use it for beans; we use it for stuck fish; we use it for anything that is hard that we want it to be soft very quickly, just add nails.
I don’t know the physics of it but just put nails.
The Almighty God wants the human-cry for Him to speed up transformation.
Jeremiah 33 verse 3, He said, you call on Me, I will answer you and then show great and mighty things that you don’t even know.
I mean for example, 2Kings chapter 4 verse 1 to 7, there was this widow of one of the sons of the prophets, they were holy people – her husband was holy; herself was holy, – but the husband die in debt and creditors want to take away the sons.
Now the Almighty God was seating down in heaven, looking down on this poor woman and He did not pay her debt.
The One who says silver is Mine, gold is Mine, sat down in heaven and He did nothing.
The One whose name is Jehovah El-shaddai, the One who is more than enough, sat down in heaven did nothing.
Why?
He was waiting for the woman to cry to Him for help – waiting for catalyst.
How can God do that?
He sees all things; He knows my need; Afterall He said He will supply all my needs, He knows my need; why doesn’t He go ahead and supply?
Because He learned from experience that when you help human being without them asking for it, they will blame you.
You don’t believe me?
In Genesis chapter 2 verse 18 to 25, God Himself said, look at Adam, he is very lonely, let me give him a wife and so God gave him a wife.
You know what follow in Genesis 3 verse 1 to 11, trouble came and God said Adam, why did you disobey me?
He said, God, when I was alone I didn’t disobey you and I didn’t ask you for a wife: the woman you gave me – You are the One who caused the trouble not me.
God say, is that so?
So He made up His mind: from now on anybody who does not ask Me won’t get anything.
James chapter 4 verse 2 (is there in your Bible – James 4 verse 2), He said, you have not because you ask not.
Some people says Pentecostals are very noisy people, I say thank you, that is why God answer our prayers so quickly; that is why we have so many miracles.
They say when you pray you don’t have to shout, God is not deaf!
I agree; but He is not nervous either.
Can’t I pray quietly, He can read my heart?
He did not say murmur, He say call on Me.
You can’t call with your mouth closed.
I told you a story before:
When I was very little an uncle of mine brought me a used lawn tennis ball; they have played the thing sote but it is bouncing and in the days when what we called football was rotten orange; to get tennis for your own ball that was something great.
So, I was kicking the thing all over the place.
Then one evening, my father was seating down in an armchair getting some fresh air and kicked my ball high and it landed on the roof of the house.
The roof of our house then was thatched roof
So, when the ball landed there, it just stays there.
Now, I just went to get a long stick
When I move back, because I was so little, when I move back I can see the ball but when I move close to the roof I cannot see the ball anymore.
So, I tried and tried I could not get the ball down – I will come back I will see the ball; I will come forward I won’t see the ball.
When I was tired, I went to my father, please, help me, my ball is on the roof.
He said, you saw me here, you thought you can do it, go ahead do it yourself.
I said, sorry, I cannot do it.
And he got up and with one little swing, he brought down my ball.
Stand on your feet; lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, (I mean loud and clear) Father, hear my cry today, transform my situation.
Open your mouth and cry unto Him.
I cannot do it on my own help me, Father help me; hear my cry today. I have been trying using my own strength, You have been waiting for me to cry out to You, I am crying out to you now, Father, hear my cry, hear my cry tonight, hear my cry tonight; hear my cry, hear my cry Lord. You have been waiting for me to cry to You, now I am crying to You, Father, hear my cry; help me; help me; help me Lord; You are the great Transformer, I need help, I need help; help me today Lord; help me, help me, I am crying out to You now, hear my cry and help me, help me tonight, help me tonight; help me tonight, help me tonight. Thank You Jesus.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.
Please be seated.
I tell my friend abroad when they ask me: why do we have so many miracles in Africa and very few in the so called civilized world?
Simply because you have alternatives; when you have no other fellow to turn to other than God you will know how to pray.
You won’t pray the kind of prayer when you put your hand in your pocket and you say: O God, how are you doing up there?
No!
When you find yourself face-to-face with death and you go to the hospital and the Doctors are not there and when they are there, there are no drugs; and when there are drugs, you have no money to pay – you will know how to cry to God.
Let me hear somebody shout: help me Lord.
He will help you in Jesus’ name.
The second catalyst that only man can supply is faith in God.
Hebrews 11 verse 6 made it clear without faith it is impossible to please God.
Then He went on to say, those who come to Him must believe that He is.
You want transformation, God want you to show that you even know Him at all because faith in Him goes hand in hand with knowing Him.
In 1Kings chapter 18 verse 21…
Thank You Father.
The Lord asks me to tell someone that your confusion will end this month.
In 1Kings chapter 18 verse 21, Elijah asked the people if Jehovah is God serve Him; if Baal is god serve him.
Many people come to ask for God to perform a miracle and yet they don’t believe in Him.
He wants you to show that I know God.
Daniel 11 verse 32 says those who do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.
So, God want you to show that you believe Him by demonstrating your faith in Him.
Habakkuk chapter 2 verse 4 says, the just shall live by faith.
He said the same thing in Romans 1 verse 17, the just shall live by faith.
He said the same thing in Galatians chapter 3 verse 11, the just shall live by faith.
And He went further to say the same thing in Hebrews chapter 10 verse 38, the just shall live by faith.
Just like one of my friend said, there can be no transformation until you have faith in God.
When I became General overseer and the church began to grow and Ebute-metta became too small for us, we needed a camp ground;
So I got some of my elders together and together we fasted and prayed for days; at the end He spoke: He said, now that you have cried unto me for a camp ground, I will show you where it is.
And then He came and showed me this jungle, the headquarters of highway robbers.
How can God, of all places chose this place but I have my faith in Him.
When He says all is well; you can be sure all will be well.
And on behalf of Him I am saying to somebody today, all will be well with you.
So, you will notice in Matthew chapter 9 verse 27 to 30, He kept on asking those who ask Him to perform a miracle, He say, do you believe I can do this? Say it out with your mouth let me hear you.
They said, yes we believe.
He said, then, be it unto you according to your faith.
I mean when we talk about faith in God, He expects your faith to be like the faith of a child – almost child-like faith.
Matthew chapter 18 verse 3, the faith must be like that of a child.
My Sunday School teacher, God bless Him, Pastor Aderibigbe here, he was teaching me Sunday school and he said something that planted faith in me.
He gave an illustration: he says a child is standing on a story building and the father is downstairs and the child looks down and says papa shall I jump?
If the father says jump, the child will jump.
He says if you have that faith in human being, how much more the Almighty God.
From that day I had been jumping, I have not hit the ground yet.
And when I talk about childish faith, when I was preparing this sermon, suddenly I remember something that happen way back in 1962 and that time I was not even born again – childish faith.
I was teaching at a school in a town called Oke-Ogbo, early modern school, and we went on excursion; in those days we take student on excursion; we went on excursion to the east.
And one of the places we visited was University of Nigeria, Nsukka; and we arrived there on Sunday and it was lunched time for the student.
Those were glorious days and they allowed us to enter the dining hall, they did not give us food but we are allowed to enter; and I saw the food each student was carry: Jollof rice and half a chicken
Can you imagine?
They take a whole chicken, cut it into two and give to one student!
I came out of the dining hall…; and at that time the University was only two years old; all the building were shinning, everything just beautiful and then I saw that food
I came out of that dining hall, bent down and picked a pebble and I say next year I will come and drop this pebble as a student.
It is just an act of faith of a child: I say by the special grace of God I will come back, the following year I was a student at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
God saw the faith of a child who picked up a pebble and say next year I will be back, I will bring this pebble back and he honoured my faith.
Stand on your feet; cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, I believe in You, please honour my faith.
Go ahead, cry unto the Almighty God.
I believe in You, I believe You can do anything, I believe You can heal the sick, I believe You can set the captive free, I believe You can prosper the poor, I believe You can give the barren triplet, I believe in You, honour my faith O Lord, please honour my faith tonight. I believe You can take me to the top, O yes Lord I believe; I believe You can make my joy full believe Lord, please honour my faith. I believe there is nothing you cannot do, I believe Lord, honour my faith, no matter how little it is honour my faith. I believe, I believe You can solve all my problems before the sun rises tomorrow, I believe Lord, honour my faith. I believe, yes Lord I believe that is why I know it is going to be well with me, I believe Daddy. I believe I won’t fail, I believe. O Lord God Almighty, I believe. O yes, I believe. It is well with me; I believe You will take me to the top; I believe I will finish well; I believe I won’t fall by the way side, I believe You Lord, I believe You; I believe You that brought me thus far, You are not going to abandon me, I believe You, honour my faith. I believe You are going to supply all my needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus, I believe Lord, please honour my faith. Thank You my Father. I believe that Nigeria will become a glorious nation, I believe You Lord; that is why You made a Nigerian; I believe we will survive all our problems, honour my faith. I believe I won’t leave here the way I came, there will be tremendous transformation in my life, I believe Lord, yes Lord I believe, please honour my faith.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.
Please be seated.
Now, catalyst number three) that He wants from man, that is why He wants to make man an agent, is Praise.
Praise
You see, apart from the fact that according to Psalm 22 verse 3 that He inhabits the praises of His people; in Psalm 50 verse 23, He made it clear He appreciates those who praise Him.
He said whosoever praise, glorifies Me.
God wants to be glorified.
And then He says, if you learn to praise me I will show you the salvation of the Lord.
Don’t let anybody deceive you, everybody wants to be appreciated – everybody.
Everybody wants somebody who will come; every preacher wants somebody who will come after the sermon and say that was good.
When I was growing up as a preacher, my number one critic was my wife.
I will preach a sermon and in those days if you listen to my sermon, most of the time it is tortoise story.
When I finish and on our way home, she will say, Darling what happen tonight?
Then I knew I had failed.
But occasionally, I will get into the car, she will smile at me and say that is good, that is good and my joy will be great.
Is anybody here who does not want to be appreciated?
Have you ever seen a wife who does not smile when the husband say, you look good?
Answer me now.
The Almighty God wants to be praise; He hates ingratitude with a passion.
You don’t believe me, read Luke chapter 17 verse 12 to 18, He healed ten lepers, only one came back to say thank You.
He commented on it: Where are the other nine?
You know the reason why many of us have not received many miracles?
Why our situations have not been transformed?
It is because we have not said thank you for what He did before.
He is waiting for your praise.
I told you the story when we started the church in Abuja.
We were in a hotel and I was there, we are going to have three days crusade to start the church and had been praying: Lord, perform miracles; You must do mighty things;
Suddenly, He spoke to me and said, shut up.
I was happy because if He said shut up it means at least you heard me: do this for me; do that for me, heal the sick, save soul, …
He said, AM I your servant?
The once have done for you in the past, have you said thank You.
Thank You Lord!
He said, hold it.
For the next three days, I don’t want to hear anything from you other than praise.
Okay Lord.
And I tried, and you go and try it and you will see how difficult it is – praise God for three days continuously when you have other problems, you will see how difficult it is.
Father I thank You; thank You for what You did last year; thank you for the…, but don’t forget tonight.
He said, ehen, praise Me.
And the third day He spoke: son, go home, appoint elders, let them go round teaching the doctrine of the church, strengthen the foundation; He said because what you have seen thus far is addition, I Am now about to begin multiplication.
I don’t know the exact number of churches we have now but there are not one they are many.
He is waiting for your praise.
He is waiting for your praise.
When you praise Him, He will transform situations.
In 2Chronicles chapter 20 verse 20 to 25, when three kings ganged up against a small king Jehoshaphat, God said, don’t worry yourself, just praise Me.
And then I will show these people that there is somebody who can transform enemies to meat; those people will wipe themselves out and the kings spent three days gathering the spoil.
The Bible says in Psalm 67 verse 5 to 7, it says…
Thank You Father.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, I will sharpen your vision.
Thank You Daddy.
He asked me to tell the same fellow, not only will I sharpen your vision, I will enlarge your coast.
In Psalm 67 verse 5 to 7, the Bible says, let the people praise thee O Lord; let all the people praise Thee; then God, even our God will bless us; the earth will yield his increase.
You praise Him alone; your harvest will be great.
One Christian said that the secret of his bumper harvest from year to year is that when he has finish planting whatever he wanted to plant, he goes through the farm singing praises to God.
Because the Bible says when you praise Him, the earth will yield her increase, and it said not only will God our God bless us, it said that He bless us so much that we will fear Him.
You want the kind of transformation that will cause you to be afraid; miracles so big that you will frighten; all you need to do is praise.
So, I am going to give you just about three minutes to get up on your feet and praise the Almighty. Praise Him like you have never done before; just praise Him.
I want to thank You for my life. I want to thank You for all You have done for me in the past. I want to thank You that thus far You have help me. I want to thank You for my salvation. I want to thank You for my health; I want to thank You for my strength. I want to thank You for the joy I have. I want to thank You for Nigeria; I want to thank You for peace in our time; I want to thank You because You are in control. O Lord, I want to say thank You. Ancient of days I admire You, I worship You, I give You all glory, I give You all honour, I just want to bless Your holy name. Praise Him. Let Him hear your praise. You know all He has done for you, without Him where will you be now. If God has not been our side where shall we be now? I thank You Lord I was not aborted when I was in my mother womb. I want to thank You that I was not a still birth; I want to thank You that I did not die as an infant. Oh I know how many wars that You have already forth me, and You have given me victory; thank You, I praise Your name. I give You glory, I give You honour, I give You adoration, may Your name forever be glorified; I thank You my Father. Thank You Father. Thank You Almighty God, I bless Your name. I give You glory, I give You honour, I give You adoration, may Your name forever be glorified. Thank You Father. Thank You Father. O glory be to Your holy name. Thank You Ancient of days.
In Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.
May the Almighty God receive your praise.
Please be seated.
O thank You Father.
I can hear a song, a new song, and this is going to be the song of some people:
It goes thus:
My sun is rising again
My sun is rising again
Thank You my Abba Father
My sun is rising again.

You want to try it?

My sun is rising again
My sun is rising again
Thank You my Abba Father
My sun is rising again.

Sing it one more time.

My sun is rising again
My sun is rising again
Thank You my Abba Father
My sun is rising again.

Let us keep the instrument away because I am get a second verse:

My joy shall flow again
My joy shall flow again
Thank You my Abba Father
My Joy shall flow again.

(Three, four)

My joy shall flow again
My joy shall flow again
Thank You my Abba Father
My Joy shall flow again.

Sing it one more time

My joy shall flow again
My joy shall flow again
Thank You my Abba Father
My Joy shall flow again.

And He is giving me third verse:

The mountain shall be gone
The mountains shall be gone
Thank You my Abba Father.
The mountains shall be gone

(three, four)

The mountain shall be gone
The mountains shall be gone
Thank You my Abba Father.
The mountains shall be gone

He is giving me one more:
My rain is falling again
My rain is falling again
Join me shout hallelujah
My rain is falling again.

(my rain is falling)

My rain is falling again
My rain is falling again
Join me shout hallelujah
My rain is falling again.

I hope they will help us put it on the screen, very soon not now, let me just continue with my sermon because I can see that something great is about to happen.
So, He needs you to be His agent.
He needs your hands to heal the sick: Mark 16 verse 18, you shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover – He needs your hands.
He needs your mouth to introduce Him to the world: Matthew 28 verse 18 to 19, He said, you are to go into the all the world, see, I have all the power given to me but you go, tell the whole world, introduce Me to them.
He needs your mouth to cast out demons: Mark 16 verse 18, He said, you shall cast out demons; to cast out demons you have to speak to the demons to get out – He needs your mouth to cast out demons.
He needs your leg to go and take His miracle power to the world.
That is why He said in Matthew 28 verse 19: go ye therefore… – He needs your leg to go to the whole world.
I still remember the joy of one elderly man in Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea is far from Nigeria; when you get to Australia you still have to travel six and half by plane to get to Papua New Guinea.
He held my hands, his eyes is full of tears of joy; thank you that you traveled this distance to bring the good news of salvation to me.
He needs you, He need your leg to go.
And you know what?
He said something that says He needs you for the transformation of Nigeria.
Ezekiel 22 verse 30, says, I look for a man to stand in the gap – looking for one man, one man to stand in the gap so that I won’t pour my anger on this nation but He said, unfortunately I found none.
In the mighty name of Jesus Christ He will find one today.
Let me conclude because we still have one or two things to do before we go; we will soon finish.
Every agent of transformation…
Thank You Father.
The Lord asks me to tell someone, He said before this year is over you will shout I am free.
Every agent of transformation must have an encounter with God.
One of my sons said it very beautifully; he talks about divinity and humanity coming in contact.
One of my sons put it in another way and said you need the Holy Spirit for you to become an agent of transformation.
Every agent of transformation must have a taste of divine fire.
In Isaiah chapter 6 from 1 to 3 (the chapter from which I took my text – Isaiah 6 verse 1 to 3), when Isaiah saw the Lord high and lifted up and His train filled the temple and he saw himself: O God, you mean I am filthy as this?
He said I am undone; Woe is me.
The Almighty say no problem will take care of that and say, I am a man of unclean lips etcetera etcetera; and God sent an angel to bring a coal of fire to touch the lip.
Every agent of transformation must be taken apart – like when you want to repair the engine of a car, you piece it, you clean it up before you bring it together.
He needs to take you apart body, soul, spirit; do a cleaning and then give you a taste of fire.
Everyone that God wants to send forward to become an agent of transformation must be baptized not only with the Holy Ghost but also with fire – Matthew chapter 3 verse 11.
Because my time is gone, I won’t be able to tell you my various encounters with the fire of God; it is enough for me just to say you cannot be an agent of transformation on your own strength – not by power nor by might but by My spirit, saith the Lord.
So, I am going to ask you to pray one more prayer before we move to the next aspect of what we want to do.
Because it was after He touched the lips of Isaiah with that fire, that Isaiah heard God say: who shall I send? Who will go for me? And then Isaiah was able to say: I am here Lord, send me.
If you are ready to leave this place and become an agent of transformation that will transform this nation, transform your family, transform your church, transform the world; I want you to stand on your feet and pray this prayer (Pray it only if you mean it O. If you don’t mean it just keep your mouth shut) and say: Father, I am ready, let the fire fall.
Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.
I am ready; I am ready to be an agent of transformation Lord, let the fire fall. I am ready, Father, send down the fire, I will be an agent of transformation. In this nation and even the whole world, Father, send down the fire; send down the fire.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.
The great Transformer Himself will transform you. Whatever need to be remove from your life so that you can become an agent of transformation shall be removed tonight. That fire of God, that all consuming fire will burn everything that can hinder you in Jesus’ name. He will empower you. You will not fail Him; you will not fail your nation; you will not fail your church; you will not fail your family and you will not fail yourself. So shall it be.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen.
Let somebody shout a big hallelujah.

                                                 NOVEMBER HOLY GHOST SERVICE
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                                                                3RD November, 2017.
                                                            BY: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE

 

 

 

Let us lift our hands to the most High God and bless Hid holy name.
Let us give Him glory, let us give Him honour, let us give Him adoration.
Bless His holy name.
He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to the adored; let us bless Him.
He is Lord most high.
He is the Lord of Host; He has never lost a war; bless His holy name.
Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration.
Worship the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Unchangeable Changer; our great Defender, our Deliverer, our Protector, our Provider; the Fruitful Vine, let us bless His holy name.
Let us give Him glory, let us give Him honour, let us give Him adoration.
Thank You Father.
Glory be to Your holy name Lord.
Father we worship You.
The Ancient of days we magnify Your holy name.
We praise You.
We worship You.
We magnify Your holy name.
Blessed be Your holy name.
Blessed be Your holy name.
Thank You, thank You, thank You.
Thank You Lord.
Hallelujah Father.
Oh glory, glory, glory be to Your holy name.
Ancient of days, glory be to Your holy name.
Thank You, thank You, thank You.
Be glorified forever more, You deserve it.
You deserve our praise, You deserve our worship, You deserve our hallelujah; we bless Your name, we bless Your name.
Thank You Father.
Thank You Lord.
In Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.
I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God loud and clear and say:Father, this very moment, do something in my life that I will never forget.
Open your mouth and talk to the Almighty God.
This very moment, do something in my life that I will never forget. Almighty God, right now as I stand before You, do something in my life that I will never forget; something miraculous, something divine, something only You can do, something I will never forget, do it in my life Lord and I will give You all the glory. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
You the mighty God,
The Great I AM
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
You the mighty God,
The Great I AM
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
You the mighty God,
The Great I AM
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
You the mighty God,
The Great I AM
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Mighty God, the Great I AM, the King of glory, the Lord, the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle, the Lord of host, glory be to Your holy name; glory be to Your holy name Lord; please accept our worship in Jesus’ name.
Tonight, in the life of everybody, do something new; please, do something special, do something unforgettable. By the time we leave here Lord God Almighty let us already begin to sing songs of victory. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen
Well, let somebody shout hallelujah.
Now, Psalm 30, reading from verse 1 to 5 (Psalm 30 verse 1 to 5):
1I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
(Anytime David wanted to talk about something very very serious, he will use the person language –he won’t say: here, he did not say ‘we will extol thee’; he said, ‘I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.’)
(By tomorrow morning that will be your song)
He said, 2 O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
3 O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
4 Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
In the Name that is above every other name today is the last time any of you will ever weep.
Now, as usual now, before we go to the B part of the message tonight…; first of all let me thank the Almighty God for my son who brought the first message.
Were you blessed by that message?
Why don’t you shout a bid hallelujah to God.
Before we proceed to the B part of the program I want to spend some time talking to those who are yet to surrender their life to Jesus so that they will not miss the blessings of tonight because miracles are for God’s children.
War is not like a game of football.
In football, you can win, you can loose and it can be a draw game.
But in war, there is nothing called drawn – it either you win or you lose.
And there is somebody here today who will never lose again.
Now, nobody needs to begin to tell you that life is war; from the day you are born till the day go to see God in glory, it is warfare.
The elder says that is why a child cries when he is born because somehow he suddenly realizes troubles begins.
Life is war and in war you either win or you loses.
How many winners are here tonight?
Shout hallelujah.
Now, in Psalm 35 verse 19, David prayed a prayer that is very very instructive: he said, let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me.
Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully (take note of the word ‘enemies wrongfully’) rejoice over me.
In order words, there are wrongful enemies, there are enemies who are your enemies because they just want to be your enemy not that you have offended them – there are wrongful enemies.
But by implication, there are rightful enemies: there are enemies that have the right to be enemies.
David said, I am not praying about those ones; I am praying about wrongful enemies.
You see, there are three ways God can deal with any human being when we are talking about warfare:
Number one) God can hand over somebody to enemies.
You say what?
O, O yes!
If you read Judges Chapter 6 verse 1 to 5, the Bible says, Israel did evil in the sight of God and He handed them over to the midianites for seven years.
When the enemies are enemies appointed by God, then, they are rightful enemies – enemies by divine appointment.
And I have told you before, at least those of you who are a bit old in the Lord, if a demon stands before you and you command the demons to leave in the name of Jesus, it will leave because at the name of Jesus all knees must bow.
But if it is an angel that God assigned to block your way and you say I command you this spirit whoever you are, move out of the way.
He will ask you: in whose name?
You say, in the name of Jesus.
He will say, He is the One who asked me to stand here.
When God hands over somebody to enemies, there is no amount of prayer you can pray, the enemies will prevail; and this happens when you refuse to do the will of God.
Deuteronomy 28 verses 15 and 25, God saying, if you will not listen to Him; I you won’t do My will; He said, then, when you go against the enemy, you will be smitten before the enemies.
You go against the enemy one way; you will flee seven ways – that is what God said.
The first way God could relate to man spiritual wise – when we are talking about war – is that He can handover the fellow to the enemy.
The second way He could treat or relate to a man in war time to remain neutral and let you fight the battle yourself and see if you can win.
In order words, He won’t attack you but He won’t defend – you will see an example in Judges 16 verse 18 to 21.
When the hair of the head of Samson had been cut off and the enemies moved in, God did nothing.
It was not God who attacks Samson; it was not God who plucked out his eyes; God just remain neutral.
Now, this happens whenever you fail to hid God’s warnings.
Proverbs chapter 29 verse 1, the Bible says, he who is often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall perish suddenly and without remedy.
So, when God keeps on warning you; hey, get away from a life of sin; come over to My side and you say, mind Your business.
Well, He may decide to mind His business.
And if He remains neutral in your case, then you are finished.
I think I have told you before that my father told me that when a lion wakes up in the morning he prays only one prayer: God show me the animal I will eat today and leave the two of us alone – don’t help me, don’t help the animal, just show me – that is food for you and I will finish the rest.
If a devil ever prays a prayer, thank God he won’t pray; but, if he ever prays a prayer, he will say, show me the fellow I will destroy today and leave the two of us alone.
You see, the Almighty God said in Isaiah chapter 3 verses 10 and 11: He said, say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him.
But then, He said, say ye to the wicked, woe to the wicked.
If you refuse to come to the Almighty God;
If you refuse to surrender your life to Him;
If you are asking to mind His business while you are minding your own which some of my colleague used to say when I was in the University:
Some of them will say there is no God;
Some of them will say once upon a time there was God but is now dead.
Some of them said, whether there is God or not, is none of my concern: He is in heaven, I am on earth; let Him mind his own business in heaven while I mind my own on earth.
If you ask Him to mind His business, if He remains neutral, you are finished.
On the other hand, God can defend, He can arise to defend and when God arise to defend you, haa! then the enemies are finished.
He said in Isaiah chapter 41 verse 10 to 13, He said, don’t be afraid, I will help you.
Tell the fellow next to you, God will help me.
He said listen, I will strengthen you; I will help you: I will hold you by your right hand and say I will help you.
You see, all those who are incensed against you, they would be as nothing.
He said, you will even look at them and you won’t even find them.
When God decide to help you, you cannot lose a battle.
Like the special song we sang just some minutes ago, if you will help me, I cannot possibly fail.
The Almighty God will help somebody here tonight.
When He decides to help you the enemies are in trouble and this happen when you obey Him
Deuteronomy 28 verses 1 and 7, He said, if you will hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God to observe and to do all His commandment which I command you this day;
Oh, then, He said in verse 7, the enemies that come against you will be smitten before your face.
You are not the one who will fight them; God said, leave Me to them, I will deal with them.
He said, when they come against you one way, they will flee seven ways.
But the promise is for the children of God.
That promise is not for somebody who is living in sin.
You cannot continue in sin and expect grace to abound; God forbid.
So, from time to time I hear people singing: let God arise and His enemies will be scatter (according to Psalm 68 verse 1 to 3)
If God arises, definitely, His enemies will scatter.
But when I hear people singing the song, I tremble a little because some of the people who are singing the song are enemies of God themselves.
And tonight before will call on the Almighty God to arise, because He is going to arise tonight, if you are not yet one of His children; if you are not yet born again; if you are not absolutely sure that your sins are already forgiven; if you have not repented from your evil ways, before we ask God to arise, you better come and surrender your life to Him.
Come to Him in submission; let Him save your soul, let Him forgive your sins; become one of His children so that when He arises, it will be your enemy that will scatter not you.
I am going to count from one to ten, if you know you want to surrender your life to Jesus Christ before I say ten, come and stand before me.
The choice is yours: if you want to be on the side of God, come.
If you want Him to be against you, it is up to you.
I am counting now.
One, two, three,
And those of you in the old arena, you go to the altar; there are men of God there to attend to you. If you want to give your life to Jesus, just go towards the altar there, straight away.
And those of you in the various viewing centres all over the world, go ahead, go to the altar before and the Almighty God will be there to attend to you also.
And if you are watching us in the prison yard, just signify to the Almighty God even in the prison there that you are surrendering your life to Him and the prayer we are going to pray to God will touch you there and He will save your soul.
If you are watching in the hospital, even on the hospital bed, if you lift your hands up and surrender to God, He will heal you as well as save your soul.
So, if you are in any of the viewing centres, respond to this altar God and the prayer of salvation will avail for you.
Four,
And I have told you if you don’t want to clap don’t clap but if you want to clap do it very well.
Whatever you do for God you do it with all your mind.
Five, six, seven, eight, nine,
Okay, those of you who are already in the front and those of you who are on the way begin to cry to Jesus Christ: tell Him I don’t want to be Your enemy anymore, I have come to surrender my life to You, please, save my soul, have mercy on me; I have surrender to You today Lord and I will serve you for the rest of my life.
Talk to the Almighty God now.
And the rest of us let us stretch our hands towards our new brothers and sisters. Father, have mercy on me, save my soul and I will serve forever. Thank You Father.
Those of you on the way you have to hurry up now because I am about to pray.
Let us intercede for these people for another thirty seconds and then we will pray. Thank You Lord.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Saviour we want to say thank You for Your word; we want to thank You for the people who heard the word and decided they want to surrender to You; please, they have come to You now, receive them in Jesus’ name. Whatever sins they have committed in the past my Father and my God forgive today in Jesus’ name. Let Your blood wipe away all their sins in Jesus’ name. I am praying that as You saved their souls today, You will please write their names in the Book of Life in Jesus’ name; and the grace for them to be steadfast, never to go back into a world of sins, please give to them in Jesus’ name. And from now on anytime they cry unto You please answer them by fire.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen.
Those of you in front let me hear you shout hallelujah.
Now, I am rejoicing with you because by the grace of God from now on I will be praying for you.
So, I am going to need your names, your address and your prayer request.
There are counselors around you, either in front of you or behind you, they will give you a card which I want you to fill very quickly and then you return it back to them.
I promise you if you give me your names, give me your address, and your prayer request and I promise you I will be praying for you.
We will wait for some few minutes to let you finish filling the card before we proceed further.
Congratulations.
God bless you.
Thank you choir
Now, in every war there is always a turning point- the turning point could be for the better in which case victory will soon come.
If is it the other way, we know what that one means.
For the Christian a turning point discerns that victory is near – it comes when you know that when you know that you know that only God can give you victory.
Proverbs chapter 21 verse 31 says horses are prepared for the day of battle, but safety is of the Lord.
You know that there is victory ahead, the moment you realize that you cannot win on your own, the moment you realize that the arm of flesh will fail you, that your wisdom will fail you, that your connections will fail you; that your wealth, your experience will fail you, the day you realize beyond any doubts that victory that one has come from God, the battle turns.
The day you realize that God can defeat enemies on land (it does not matter how many they are)…
Numbers 16 from verse 28 to 34 – when some people ganged up against Moses and God ask the ground to open its mouth and swallow them and that God is still here today.
When you have enemies, some of them very highly placed; some of them have all the equipments to fight why you have none; …the moment you realize, no problem my God can fight enemies on land.
And He can fight enemies at sea because according to Mark chapter 4 verse 41 the wind and the sea obey Him.
So, if the enemy says he is a water spirit, he is maami-water, whatever, it does not matter; my God can defeat any enemy that is coming either by land or coming by sea.
And He can defeat enemies coming in the air:
According to Joshua chapter 10 verse 10 to 11- when enemies ganged up against Joshua and God began to rain bombs on the enemies, splitting their heads.
The day you know my God can fight any enemy: Land, Sea or Air, the tiled begins to turn.
As a result, when you know that it is God and God alone that can give me victory, when you have the opportunity to pray you will pray with all your heart.
When you still think there is a way out, there is somebody I can contact, there is Lawyer who can help me; there is a Politician who could use is position, there is Businessman who could make money available;
The moment you still think that victory can come through human sources the battle is still on.
But the moment you take your eyes from everybody and focus on God in prayer, then you can say victory ahead.
For example, Genesis 32 from verse 3 to 12, the Bible tells us: Jacob was going home and Esau is brother was coming to meet him with four hundred men and Jacob knew what that one meant; he means death is on the way because his brother swore the day he ran away from home.
He said, no problem, one day I will see you; you stole my blessing; we will meet again.
Jacob cried unto God, help me; have mercy on me, this man is coming to kill me.
And then, from verse 24 to 29, what was an ordinary casual prayer became a wrestling match…
You know I have seen the way many of us pray, we pray the prayer of the comfortable; we pray the prayer of those who say, well, if I pray and nothing happens, my Doctor is at home.
But when you have to pray a prayer based on the fact the Doctor as said there is nothing more I can do, prayer becomes wrestling.
Jacob cried to God – he wrestled with God all night.
And by Genesis 33 verse 1 to 4, by following morning when he met Esau, instead of death, it was a warmed welcome.
The brother ran, hugged him and both of them wept.
Instead of death, there was life.
Now, when you go to God in intense prayed, it is most likely that God will now speak to you because in that Genesis 32 verse 28, God spoke to Jacob and said, you have prevailed.
In the name that is above every other name somebody will prevail tonight.
When you pray earnestly; when you pray like a warrior not as a lady or gentleman as warrior, God will speak to you.
Either He will speak to you directly or He will send His messenger to go and talk to you like in the case of Joshua
Joshua chapter 5 verse 13 to 15 – Joshua stood by the wall of Jericho, how do I defeat this war?
It look as if the end to my journey as come.
Suddenly, a messenger came from the Almighty God who began to tell him what to do in Joshua chapter 6 verse 1 to 5.
When you cry to God intensely He will speak to you through His prophet.
Like in 2Kings chapter 7 verse 1 to 11, when the battle was intense, the siege was mighty, the man of God open his mouth and said, by this time of tomorrow, the siege will be over and it was over.
You see, the Bible says in Psalm 107 verse 20, He said, He sent His word and heal them and deliver them from all their destructions.
You see, the moment God speaks, then, you know the battle has turned.
When I was preparing this lecture note, suddenly I remembered a story of a woman.
I mean we went to hold, I think it was a Holy Ghost service, I think it was in Ibadan and then God told me there is someone in the crowd steam is always coming out of her head.
And so when she is going anywhere she will first of all put a towel on her hair before putting hair jell and from time to time she will go to the toilet when the towel is wealth to go and ring out the water.
And the word of God just came and says there is someone in the crowd; your head is always bringing forth steam but your head is dry now.
And she knew she was the only one with that problem, she suddenly she saw that the water that was always dripping from the towel was gone.
You have heard it again and again when the word of God would just come like that.
Look at the testimony we heard, a couple who had been barren, was it 2004, she said and then the word came, someone here, nine month from now, set of twins; and somehow they knew it is me.
When God speaks to you and you know the battle will soon be over.
So, I am going to ask you to stand on your feet and the prayer you pray tonight should not be children prayers, it must be warriors’ prayer and lift your voice to the Almighty God loud and clear and say:Father, please speak to me tonight.
Open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God.
Speak to me tonight; speak to me; speak to me tonight; it is me Lord, I want to hear your voice. Send Your word to me tonight; speak directly to me tonight. Speak to me tonight. Almighty God, please, speak to me tonight; speak to me tonight; speak to me, I want to hear, I want to hear directly from You tonight so that I will know my victory is near; speak to me directly, I will know victory is ahead. Speak to me directly O Lord and I will know that victory is ahead; speak to me Lord, let me hear Your voice; let me hear a word tonight that will turn a tile; speak to me tonight Lord and I will know is victory ahead, victory ahead. Speak to me Lord. Speak to me my Father and my God, let me hear from You, just one word that is mine, meant for me, specifically; speak to me tonight Lord and Your name will be glorified. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
So shall it be in Jesus’ name.
Please be seated.
So, for someone only one more cry is needed and victory will come.
One more cry for help!
In Exodus 14 verse 15 to 18, when Moses seems to be facing the biggest battle of his life: the sea befall, Pharaoh and his host behind, the children of Israel who were praising Moses just some moment ago were now casting him down; he cried to God.
And God spoke: why are you crying to Me, this is what I wants you to do.
You see, the moment God speaks the tile turns.
In the case of Hannah, Hannah had been going to Shiloh for years but just one more cry – 1Samuel 1 verse 9 to 20.
She had been praying before but that day she prayed not ordinary prayer – a kind of prayer that attracted attention of God.
Some people say but she was praying silently.
The Bible says her lips were moving and no sound was coming.
And I understand that because God gave me illustration years ago: that when the pain is deep enough, it will be difficult to alter.
God showed me an example:
I was visiting a sister who just had a baby and they were going to circumcise the baby that day.
He invited me, please we want to circumcise the baby; will you stand by and pray?
I saw that little boy, when the midwife came, pull the first skin and cramp it, the baby began to cry; the mother try to pacify the baby, then, the midwife took a razor and cut the skin.
Oh, the cry was not ordinary cry, and the mother try to pacify the baby by putting breast in his mouth and so on
And then the midwife took iodine and apply it to the wound, the baby threw away the breast.
The baby was crying but you cannot even hear the cry; you could just see the lips moving.
That was the kind of prayer Hannah prayed and God spoke.
There is a man called Jabez in 1Chronicles chapter 4 verse 10 – he prayed a prayer that change his life.
A man whose name was sorrow, prayed a single prayer: he said, bless me O Lord; bless me indeed. Enlarge my coast; let Your hand be with me; keep me from evil; put an end to the sorrow in my life…
And God granted his requests.
All the years that has been one sorrow after the other, is name was even sorrow, but he cried to God.
Bartimaeus cried to God in Mark chapter 10 verse 36 to 52.
They told him to shut up, he kept on crying and just one more cry and Jesus heard and said, go and bring him.
At the moment that he heard that God has spoken concerning him, he knew victory ahead.
He threw away his garment, he knew he will not wear that garment of shame again.
God still hear prayers – Psalm 65 verse 2 says He that heareth prayers unto thee shall flesh come.
Not only those He still hear prayers, He still answers prayers – Jeremiah 33 verse 3, He says, call on Me and I will answer you.
He did not say ‘I may’, He said, ‘I will’.
And he still able to do all things – Ephesians 3 verse 20 says, He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all you can ask or think.
He still hears, He still answers, He still able – so, the problem is not with God, the problem is with us – we are not praying enough.
I told you of what happen when I first visited Korea for the first time 1985.
I have been General Overseer for five years; the battle I was fighting was simply the church was not growing the way I expected.
And because the church was not growing things remain hard in every area.
Haa! God, you called me; I was minding my only business as a lecturer, You called me. I surrendered all to do Your will; the church is not growing.
And then I heard about this man in South Korea that he has Conference: Church Growth Conference.
I decided that I will go and God in His infinite mercy raised up somebody who paid my ticket – Korea is far.
We got there; hey, we saw his church, big church; it can take about fifty thousand people; we attended the service and I heard him with my ears saying: those of you who have come to church today, this Sunday; please, don’t come next Sunday so that those who could not come in today will have a place to come in and he was holding seven services every Sunday.
Haa!
God, what am I going to do?
The following day, they say we will go to his prayer mountain (he has a prayer mountain); we went to the prayer mountain.
I knew why I came; I want the tile to turn in my favour and they have little little holes dug into the hill where people can crawl in and pray.
I crawl into my own and I began to cry to God; I forgot myself completely; I knew why I came.
The tile is going to turn for somebody today.
By the time I realize what was happening two hours has gone.
I came out and everybody had left expect my bus and the reason they did not go is because I was the only black fellow in the bus; so they knew somebody is missing.
When I came, they said, what is wrong with you?
I said, I thought we came here to pray?
They said yes, are you going to pray everything in one day?
They were angry with me which was very good because they did not talk to me all the way back because my heart was still raising, my spirit was still praying.
Today, I can see the answer to my prayers.
Stand on your feet; lift your voice to the Almighty God and say:Father, You must answer me today.
Go ahead, cry to the Almighty God.
Please answer me today; answer me today. O Daddy, answer me today I need victory; answer me today, answer me today, answer me today; O Lord, answer me today; hear my cry O Lord; hear my cry; answer me today Lord; answer me today concerning me, concerning my family, concerning my children, concerning my grandchildren, concerning the church of God, Lord, answer me today. Please, answer me today, hear my cry; Daddy, please, hear my cry. Answer me today; please, Daddy, answer me today. O Lord God Almighty, answer me today; King of glory, answer me today; answer me today. Answer me, answer me, please, Lord, answer me today; please answer me today; hear my cry; hear my cry Lord God Almighty concerning my nation; answer me today; hear my cry Lord God Almighty concerning the Redeemed Christian Church of God, answer me today. Hear my cry concerning the Adeboye family, answer me today. Hear my cry Lord God Almighty concerning myself, my wife, my children, my grandchildren, answer me today; answer me today; please Daddy, hear my cry and answer me today speedily; answer me by fire; answer me Lord. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.
Please be seated.
But for someone, it might not even be one cry, it might be just one praise – it may be just one more prayer of praise.
Because in 2Chronicles chapter 20 verse 20 to 25, when Jehoshaphat faced three mighty kings and there was no way he could win.
God said, I have heard your cry, now all I want from you is praise and they began to sing and to praise God and God moved.
I was practically dancing in my prayer room when Mummy G.O was asked to come and pray and she just spend some time singing and I said, this is usual: she has not seen my note; she did not know what I am going to talk about but the Spirit of God must have ministered to her.
What somebody need for the tiles to turn is praise.
You see, the Almighty God said in His word Psalm 67 verse 5 to 7, He said, let the people praise thee O Lord; let the people praise. Then the earth will yield an increase; and God, even our God shall bless us; and the world will be frightened.
In Joshua chapter 6 verse 20, (you see this story – Joshua 6 verse 20) just one praise was what brought down the wall of Jericho – Just one!
You see, in John chapter 4 verse 23 to 24, the Bible…
Oh thank You Father.
The Lord asks me to tell a woman out there, He said, that pregnancy will not abort.
Thank You Father.
He says there is someone here tonight, He said, you have been going from one debt to another, you just keep on borrowing, keep on borrowing, Daddy asked me to tell you, the spirit of indebtedness will be driving away from you tonight.
So, in John chapter 4 verse 23 to 24, the Bible says God is a Spirit; they that worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth; and He wants such people to worship Him.
He seeks for them.
He loves those who will praise Him.
So, when He sees somebody praising Him, He comes.
Now, for God to come to any one because He is seated on His throne, to come to you somebody, He has to get up first and when God arises His enemies will scatter.
Some of the older ones will remember the case of a woman at Ebute-metta; whatever she ate, she vomited and so she became as thin as a broom stick.
Doctors have tried everything, it did not work;
They did every x-ray, every -ray (whatever you call it), they could not see anything wrong; She just could not keep down the food.
She came to Headquarters; all I said was let somebody shout hallelujah.
As she wanted to shout, a worm came out of her.
As she opened her mouth to shout, a worm jumped out – the worm that has been causing the problem; it is a demonic worm.
Some people say they did not see it on x-ray.
Demons do not appear on x-ray.
I want you to stand on your feet and lift your voice to the Almighty God and say:Father, if nobody will praise You, I will praise You tonight.
And then go ahead and begin to praise Him.
Praise Him, He deserves it. That song says I will sing the praise of Your name; I will shout hallelujah; I will shout because You deserve it, you deserve my praise Daddy; I will praise You; Abba Father, I will praise You. Thank You Daddy. O Yes King of kings and Lord of lords, Ancient of days, Unchangeable Changer I will praise You my Daddy. The Lion of the tribe of Judah, I will praise You. I will magnify Your holy name. O yes, the only One of Israel I will praise You. The Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the One who is, the One who was, the One who is to come, the Almighty God, I will praise You. Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of peace, I will praise You. If no else will praise You, I will praise You; I will praise You; I will praise You because You have been so good to me, I will praise You, I will praise You. O that I am still alive, I will praise You. Blessed be Your holy name. I don’t care if nobody else will praise, I will praise You; me, I will adore you, I will lift you high; I will magnify Your holy name because You deserve it; You deserve it Daddy; You deserve it; You deserve it; You deserve it; Ancient of days You deserve it. My Father, my God, my Friend, my Saviour, my Healer, my Deliverer, my Provider I will praise You. The One who answers my prayers I will praise You, I will praise You; I will adore; I will lift You high; I will magnify Your holy name, I will praise You Lord. If nobody else will praise You, I will praise You; I will praise You; I will, I will, I will praise You. Thank You Saviour. Glory be to Your holy name. Thank You Father. I will praise You forever and ever. Thank You Jesus.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
May God accept your praise in Jesus’ name.
Please be seated.
Now, for someone: it is not just one more cry; is not just one more praise; it is just one more declaration – just one more declaration of your faith in God.
The tiled turn for Job in Job chapter 19 verse 25 to 26; everything is look black, he has lose everything: lose his health, about to lose his wife – in fact the wife said curse God and die so that I can remarry; the friends who are supposed to comfort him came and started accusing him; he has practically lose everything.
And he open his mouth and said, I know my Redeemer liveth.
He said, it does not matter what is happening, my Redeemer is alive.
From that moment the battle turned.
Because he was not there when God and Satan were discussing about him: when Satan was saying to God, take away all his wealth, take away his children, take away his health, he will deny You.
So, when the declaration came out of his mouth, God said, Satan, have you heard?
He said, whatever I can do to make him know that I AM not a good God, I have done it; and listen to what he said: I declare my Redeemer liveth.
In Daniel chapter 3 verse 6 to 18, the tile turned for Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego when the declared: our God who will we serve is able to deliver us and He will deliver us.
And they said, if He chose not to deliver us will refuse to bow, we belong to God.
That was when the battle turned.
Some of you know my story, you know some of my testimonies;
Before I met the Lord Jesus Christ I had three children all by cesarean operation and Doctor said for one reason or the other one born is bent somewhere my wife cannot deliver normally.
Okay, after three cesarean we said enough is enough no more children.
Then we became born again, one day I read Luke chapter 1 verse 37: for with God nothing shall be impossible.
Haa!
I said, it does not matter what the Doctor may say, it does not matter what science may say, with God nothing shall be impossible.
Tell the fellow next to you, my own will not be impossible with God.
So, I told my wife we are going to have another child; and this time only one Doctor, the Doctor Jesus; and she became pregnant and then the devil use every method to discourage us to go back to the Doctor, a cousin who had a big hospital, a specialist surgeon.
He called me aside and said listen, my aburolisten, he was based in Kaduna, he said, don’t worry yourself, this things cannot be done.
If the baby is very small and manages to escape because your wife has been sutured at a times inside, one of the womb there will break and she will bleed to death.
He said, come.
When he said that I said it is not written in the Bible.
He said haa that is not what I am saying.
He said come to Kaduna, we will do this thing carefully and then when she had recovered, you can come back to Lagos and say Jesus did it.
I said, thank you brother.
With God nothing shall be impossible.
Then the time came for the delivery: first day she labored, no child;
The midwife said, the child is ready is just that the opening is not there.
Second day, nothing.
Third day – I remember that third day, it was a Friday.
I came from the University of Lagos to see whether she has deliver, they said not yet.
Okay.
I was leaving in Surulere; so I decided to go to Surulere to go and bring her food; I got to Idoterminus (I remembered it as if it is yesterday) and the devil came into my car…, I was my own driver then, so, I was alone in the car; …began to speak to me directly:
Stupid man, you say you have PhD Mathematics but you are a fool.
Your wife is going to die before tomorrow morning and you will see what the parents will do to you.
Stupid man!
And there is something called a holy anger, it rose down from within me and I said to the devil: listen Devil, if my wife dies before tomorrow morning I will ask my Father-in-the-Lord to please allow me to preach on Sunday and the first thing I will say when I get the microphone is that there is nothing that my God cannot do.
As soon as I said that, the devil left and my car flooded with light.
I knew Jesus came into the car; He did not say a word but felt His presence and I knew the tiled has turned.
When I got home and my older children say, daddy has mummy delivered?
I said, not yet; by the time I come tomorrow morning I will bring you good news.
I returned to Ebute-metta, I got there; I wanted to go into the maternity, they said no, wait in the car.
Haa, okay.
Few minutes later, I heard a cry of a baby.
Stand on your feet, lift your voice to the Almighty God and say:Father, I hereby declare my own will not be impossible with you.
Go ahead, declare it let Him hear; let the devil hear.
I hereby declare, Almighty God I hereby declare my own will not be impossible with you. I hereby declare my Father and my God my own will not be impossible with God. You will prove Yourself again in my life and with You all things are possible, you will prove Yourself again, my own will not be impossible with You. You will prove Yourself again in my life. You will prove Yourself again in my life. I hereby declare my Lord and my Saviour, my own will not impossible with You because I know with You all things are possible; with You all things are possible; with You all things are possible, You are the God of all flesh, there is nothing too hard for You, my Lord and my Saviour, my own will not be impossible with You; I declare Daddy, let the devil hear me, let the whole world hear, my own will not be impossible with God. Thank You Father. Thank You Saviour.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.
Please be seated.
For someone, what remains for the battle to turn in your favour is one more action – one more act of faith.
In Mark chapter 2 verse 1 to 12,
Thank You Father.
I want to say amen to this before I tell you.
Lord said there is someone here today, He says you will never go lower than you are now.
Thank You Daddy.
Daddy ask me to tell someone, I don’t know whether the fellow is here or listening somewhere, anywhere in the world; but the Lord asks me to tell that fellow, He said, I will change your darkness to light.
Okay, thank You Daddy.
Daddy ask me to tell someone and He said, if you serve me better, I will reward you with long life.
In Mark chapter 2 verse 1 to 12, when those boys brought their friend who was paralyzed neck downward to Jesus and they found out that there was no room at the door to get to where Jesus was.
They did one thing extra: they claimed the roof, toil it open – it was an act of faith; and roll down there friend
They carried the boy in; he walk back home.
You know when you study that story very well you will discover that they did not even tell us who repair the roof.
In Mark chapter 5 verse 25 to 34, that woman said, the woman with the issue of blood, if I can just touch the hem of his garment, I know I will be made whole – Act of faith.
She did and she got her miracle.
In 2Kings chapter 4 verse 1 to 7, when that widow heavily indebted came to Elisha, say, creditors have come to talk away my children and Elisha say go and borrow empty vessels, plenty; and that little bottle of oil that you say is left in the house begin to pour it out.
It is an act of faith.
How do I pour oil in a little bottle into all these empty vessels?
She acted by faith and God responded.
In 2Kings chapter 5 verse 1 to 14, when Elisha told Naaman to go and watch in river Jordan, deep yourself seven times.
He deeped himself first time, came out a leper.
Second time, he was still a leper.
Sixth time, he was still a leper.
One more act, if he had come out of Jordan after the sixth day, he would have dead a leper.
Just one more, when the seven times came, he was out with a brand new skin.
Act of faith – one act of faith.
I just returned from United Kingdom, we went to hold Holy Ghost service and there was a meeting before with someone we called partners, and one lady gave a testimony:
The year before we held the meeting and I told them, I am sorry, I cannot shake hands with all of you but this altar that I had been standing on is already anointed; I said come, touch the altar and go and take part of the anointing with you.
And there was this lady there, she believed but to some people the altar still look the same.
For her, the servant of God said, the altar is now anointed and she came to the altar and touch the altar and when home.
Her husband was dying at home and she laid her hand on him, I have touched the anointed altar there is anointing in my hand and the husband fainted.
Haa, I thought he was going to be healed.
So, she called the ambulance.
Fifty minutes later the ambulance came and they check the husband from head to toe and say, why did you called us?
She said, what do you mean? Why do I call you?
My husband was dying.
They said, this man! There is nothing wrong with him, he is completely whole.
I am going to ask you to do something interesting tonight as an act of faith.
Where you are seated is already anointed.
I want you to demonstrate the faith of a child…, you know again and again, God has asked me to do childish things and the results have been tremendous.
It does not matter; I know there are some people listening all over, particularly in Nigeria now getting ready to write in the newspaper tomorrow; let them talk about me as long as we continue to get the miracles, it is okay.
I want you touch the floor where you are now and then stand on your feet, loud and clear and say: Father, I raise this hand to You, it will be a hand of victory.
Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.
From this moment onward, this is a hand of victory Lord, hand of victory; hand of victory. From this moment onward Lord, these are hands of victory lifted up to You in prayer. I believe yes Lord I believe these hands are hands of victory. Blessed be Your holy name. Lifted to You now are hands of blessing from this moment onward; hands of victory are raised unto You Lord is these hands of victory Lord. O yes I believe Lord, from now on is hand of victory; hands of victory, from now on I will constantly raise my hands in victory. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Wave those victorious hands and shout a big hallelujah.
Thank You Father.
Amen.
Now, before you seat down, touch your own head; let your own head be the first to taste the victory; let your head taste the victory;
And from now it will be victory for you in Jesus’ name.
Please be seated.
For someone, what God is waiting for is one more act of obedience – just one more act of obedience.
Thank You Father.
I need to tell you a story.
A man and his wife came to church at Ebute-metta several years ago and after some time only the husband was coming we could not see the wife.
So, we decided to follow up.
Sister, why are we not seeing you church; did somebody offend you?
She said no.
She said, since I started attending your church I could no longer fly at night.
The Lord asks me to tell someone here tonight, from this moment onward, every witch in your family will not be able to fly again.
And believe it or not, I say amen to that also.
One more act of obedience.
My son mentioned the case of the widow of Zarephath when he was preaching in 1Kings 17 verse verse 8 to 16.
That widow and her son would have died of hunger but she just obeyed the man of God who said, I know you say you have only one meal left but do my own first.
She obeyed.
And why others were dying of hunger, she and her son were getting fat because they get constant supply.
In Luke chapter 5 verse 1 to 7, Peter told Jesus I have fished all night and caught nothing but at Your word I will make just one more try – just one more; and you know the result.
For some of us, what God is waiting for is for us to win just one extra soul.
John 15 verse 16, He said, you have not chosen Me, I have chosen you that you should go, bring forth fruit and let your fruit abide.
Just one more soul then whatsoever you ask will be giving you.
Just one more soul; one more act of obedience.
I know one of my daughters always praying God give me husband I want to marry.
And God was saying quietly your husband is still in the world, not among the brethren, win souls.
And she went to…, she is highly educated; …so, she went to a conference, highly educated people and why they were discussing this, discussing that, she just decided I am a soul winner
So, she preach to somebody who gave his life to Jesus and then couple of months later and the same fellow came and then said, thus saith the Lord, you are my wife.
One act of obedience
I told you when we are building the first auditorium the one by the express way and it was time for roofing and the roofing was going to cost seventeen thousand naira (naira was powerful in those days and naira will be powerful again in Jesus’ name.)
Mighty auditorium, one meters by fifty meters and we want to roof it with seventeen thousand naira – powerful naira.
The tile will turn for the naira tonight.
Because all those who are deliberately devaluing the naira as my God lives they will be arrested.
And then, as one of my sons who was an area Pastor, in those days we had only area Pastors; and each was supposed to build a dormitory for the people who will come to the convention; we were talking about way back in 1983.
To roof his own dormitory will cost one thousand naira to he came to me and I had only one thousand naira, I was praying for the remaining sixteen.
And this fellow came and say Daddy please give me one thousand naira I want to roof my dormitory.
I told him if you don’t get out of my office – I am looking for seventeen; you are looking for one.
He saw the way I spoke and he ran because he has never seen me like that before.
And God spoke to me, give him the money.
If I did not know the voice of God, I will have said, get thee behind me Satan.
I need sixteen extra; you want me to give the only one I have!
Anyway, He is my Commander-in-chief, so, I called him back and I gave the one thousand; and I saw him galloping away in joy.
I said, it is not your fault, your problem is solved; it is me that I am back to square one.
And God spoke to me, what are you grumbling about?
There were two problems, I used you to solve one; it is only one problem remaining.
Miracles answer by turn – I wish it was my problem that was solved so that the other fellow…
That day before the sun set a sister collected her rent in Port-Harcourt and God told her don’t wait, go to the camp and go and give the money to my son; and it was exactly seventeen thousand naira.
The word of God says, if you will hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God; to observe and to do all that He commands you.
He said, He will solve your financial problems;
He said, you won’t even borrow you will be lending to nations.
He said, He will solve your promotional problems.
He said you will be head, you won’t be tail.
Stand on your feet and cry to the Almighty God and say:Father, I will obey, please open the door to my victory.
Open your mouth and cry to Him.
I will obey You Lord from now on I will obey You completely; I will win souls, I will follow them up, I will give, I will tithe, I will honour Your with my first fruit, I will obey, please, open the door to my victory. I will obey, I will obey, I promise You Lord from now on I will obey, hundred percent I will obey, open the door to my victory; open the door to my victory. Thank You Father. Open the door to my victory. I will be totally obedient Lord, please open the door to my victory; I will obey; I will obey. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
So shall it be in Jesus’ name.
Finally,
Please be seated.
Amen.
Somebody is praying there and say God will bless me; so I said amen.
For your information He has blessed me, He will bless me more because I will keep on obeying Him.
Thank You Father.
Amen.
Daddy asks me to tell someone, He said I breathe on the red sea and it parted, He said I will breathe in your favour.
O Daddy, thank You.
He asks me to tell someone, He said those who doubt your blessing, will see it but will not partake of it.
I feel like dancing tonight.
Amen and amen because I believe God is talking to me now.
You know I joined you when you were praying that God will speak to me too.
He said there is someone here tonight, He said I AM the Burden Bearer I will carry you and your burdens.
Now, for someone…, please listen carefully; …for someone the only thing remaining for the tile to turn in your favour is one more restitution.
In Joshua chapter 7 verse 1 to 12,
Oh thank You Father.
Daddy asks me to tell someone, He said, the door is opening already.
In Joshua chapter 7 verse 1 to 12, when Joshua after the victory at Jericho suddenly was defeated at Ai, he fell on his face and began to cry to God: what is all this? You promised me Lord that nobody will be able to withstand me all the days of my life.
What is all this?
God said, yes I promised.
Haa! But Joshua said that it is written You will never lie – Numbers 23 verse 19.
I was around when You told Moses, I AM not a man that should lie.
And God said yes I don’t lie.
But You told me I will never fail again now I am failing.
And God said yes; I told you I will be with you but two cannot walk together except they be agreed (Amos chapter 3 verse 3).
And I AM a holy God, (1Peter chapter 1 verse 15 and 16), be holy for I AM holy.
Joshua, the reason you are running from your enemy now is because there is sin in your camp.
If you want Me to continue with you, you have to remove the sin from the camp or else you are on your own.
Many at times will pray and nothing seems to happen.
We ask mountains to move; instead of the mountains moving they get bigger.
What is happening?
We come to Holy Ghost service we hear the word of God, we hear the prophecy that we know is our own; we will go rejoicing and we return next month only to see that nothing has happen.
What is going on!
And then we hear the testimonies of others who were around, who heard the same word of prophesy, who claimed the same word of prophesy and they return to testify.
Why is my own like this?
Maybe there is restitution – maybe there is something wrong you did you have to put right.
Don’t believe those people who tell you that once you are born again you can go on sinning.
That is not true.
My God is holy.
Galatians chapter 2 verse 17 made clear: Jesus is not the minister of sin; He is a Holy God.
Some of you remember; I can tell you several stories; maybe just one I will remind you.
I was a Lecturer at the University of Lagos and one of my students had this very terrible problem and that is body odour.
He keeps sweating and the sweat will smell; he was smelling like a dead body.
So if you seats by his side within five minutes you will relocate because you won’t be able to bear the smell.
Doctors have recommended everything: soap, ointment, injections; no, the boy kept on sweating and smelling.
And then he came to me; Sir, I know you are a man of God; this is my problem, pray for me.
And I was going to pray and God said don’t pray yet, He has some restitution to make.
I looked at him, this is a small boy; he has not married yet, so, what restitution are we talking about.
And then God began to guide me and we discover:
He was a teacher in a primary school before he came to the University and the children there were contributing some money for Christmas party – each was contributing a penny each (if you don’t know what a penny is no problem but that tiny amount of money).
And then this man gained admission into the University in September and left with money.
So the children resumed after long holiday to discover that their teacher had left with their money and they reported him to God.
God you know where our teacher is oo; he ran away with our money.
Be careful; do not offend children because their angels go straight to God.
That was when the fellow began to sweat.
I said do you know the amount?
He said yes.
I want you to go back to that school, instead of every penny, give them one shilling.
If you don’t know what one shilling is, don’t worry, it does not matter; but a shilling is bigger than a penny.
So he went to the school, as soon as he got there the children saw him and they ran out: hey, our teacher as come.
He said do you remember the money you were contribution?
They said, haa, we remember.
He said, how much?
They told him.
Instead of a penny he gave each one a shilling and then came back and I have restituted my ways.
I said, okay, let us pray.
God said, there is no need; He has removed the obstruction to his victory.
Tell him not to drink iced water for two weeks.
Haa! Iced water! How can an iced water caused body odour?
Well, that was what Daddy said.
So, I told him, sir, Daddy said no need to pray; stop drinking iced water for two weeks since you have restituted your ways and that was the end of the problem.
I want you to think very deeply, there is something you deed that you need to restitute.
Because before you return in December you must be singing songs of victory.
Stand on your feet and lift your voice to the Almighty God loud and clear and say:Father, give me the grace to fully restitute my ways.
Go ahead talk to God.
Remind of anything I need to restitute and give me the grace to fully restitute my ways, give me the grace to fully restitute my way; give me the grace to fully restitute my ways. Whatever I have done wrong, anyone I have cheated, anyone I have robed, whatever I have stolen, give me the grace to fully restitute my ways, give me the grace to fully restitute my ways so that the obstructions to my victory can be gone. Give me the grace to fully restitute my ways. Give me the grace to fully restitute my ways. Thank You Father. Give me the grace to fully restitute my ways. Whatever is still blocking the way of my victory, remind O Lord and give me the grace to fully restitute my ways, I must sing a song of victory; I must sing the song of victory. Everything I need to restitute Father, please remind me and give me the grace to fully restitute my ways. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
So shall it be in Jesus’ name.
Please be seated, let me conclude.
We are trying to finish early because we have another meeting later on.
The text that I read at the beginning Psalm 30 verse 5 says, weeping may endure for a night, joy cometh when?
Do you know it was at night when Jacob wrestled with God in prayer?
It was at night.
It was at night when Moses cried to God and with boldness he was able to say to the children of Israel: the enemies you have seen today, you will never see them again, forever.
And then by the morning things have changed.
The tiled is about to turn for someone tonight.
But I am going to give you fifteen minutes only for you and your God, alone with your God to sought things out; to wrestle out; to pray out.
I wish it were another night when I don’t have another meeting, it would have been one hour; but fifteen minutes make it intense.
The altar is open, you can come; and if you want to kneel down, kneel; if you want to lie on your face; if you want to stand, stand; but for the next fifteen minutes is you and God now;
He is here tonight you are to come and talk to Him; tell Him: what are the battles you are fighting; where you need victory; don’t listen to anybody else – you and Him; discuss it with Him now.
Talk to the Almighty God.
You have fifteen minutes and just talk to Him. Tell Him, I don’t want to tell you how to pray, you know your problems, you know the battles you are fighting, you know the war you are facing; talk to Him now; talk to Him now; for fifteen minutes tell the Almighty God, the altar is open; the altar is anointed; if you want you want to remain on your seated, it is okay, He will hear you but if you want to come to the altar feel free for the next fifteen minutes; just talk to the Almighty God; Lord, this night is my night, the tile must turn for me tonight; my weeping must end tonight, by tomorrow morning my joy must come; my joy must come.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The Lord of host will answer your prayers. He will fight your battles for you. The door to your victory that is already opening will open wide. You will never know defeat again. The One who have promised will change your darkness to light. Even before the sun rises you will be singing songs of victory. So shall it be.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen.
Let me hear you shout hallelujah.
Go back to your seat
God bless you.

                                                         DECEMBER HOLY GHOST CONGRESS
                                                                   THEME: SONGS OF VICTORY
                                                                    8TH December, 2017.
                                                                   BY: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE

 

 

 

Well, let us lift our hands to the most high God and begin to bless Hid holy name.
Worship Him, adore Him; magnify His holy name.
He is worthy to be praised; He is worthy to be adored.
Worship the King of kings, the Lord of lords
Praise Him
There is no one like Him.
He reigns over all
He is miracle-working God;
He is the One who can change the unchangeable;
The One who can reverse the irreversible; the One who can make dry bones live again
Praise Him.
Magnify His holy name.
He is worthy to be praised
Worship Him
There is no one like Him
He is the Almighty God, the All sufficient God; the Saviour, the Healer, the Deliverer, the Great Provider, the Defender of the defenseless, the Source of Joy;
The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle, the King of glory Himself, the Lord of host
Praise Him
Worship Him.
Glorify His holy name.
Glorify His holy name.
Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I want to you to lift your voice to Him and say: Father, please give me total victory tonight.
Go ahead talk to the Almighty.
Please give me total victory tonight. Victory physical, victory material, victory mental, victory marital, victory spiritual – Almighty God, give me complete victory tonight. Give me victory tonight, victory absolute and complete. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
What a mighty God we serve
Hallelujah
What a mighty God we serve
Hallelujah
Heaven and earth adore
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
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
Even Angels bow before Him
What a mighty God we serve

Almighty God, Jehovah El-shaddai; the One who is greater than the greatest, higher than the highest, stronger than the strongest, richer than the richest, holier than the holiest, older than the oldest, wiser than the wisest, glory be to Your holy name. Thank You for what You did yesterday, thank You for what You are going to do right now. Thank You. Glory be to Your holy name. All we are asking is that tonight You will prove Yourself. Show the world that truly You are the Lord of host. In the lives of all those who are here and all those who are watching all over the world, prove Yourself tonight; put a new song in our mouth. By the time we leave here in the morning my Father and my God, let everyone of us sing the song of victory. Thank You my Father and my God; Glory be to Your holy name.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen.
Let somebody shout hallelujah.
I want you to shake hands with three or four people and tell them: you will sing the song of victory tonight.
And then you may all be seated.
Tonight is the night of victory for me.
We are going to sing quite a bit tonight because the theme of course is: Songs of Victory.
And the first song I want to sing and I hope you will join me, say:
Victory, victory, victory,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Victory, victory, victory,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Jesus conquered the devil
Patapata

Victory, victory, victory,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Victory, victory, victory,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Jesus conquered the devil
Patapata

Now, if you sing it like that the devil will think you are joking.
You must sing it to let the devil know he has lost the battle over you.
Are you ready to sing?
(Three, four)
Victory, victory, victory,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Victory, victory, victory,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Jesus conquer the devil
Patapata

Victory, victory, victory,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Victory, victory, victory,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Jesus conquered the devil
Patapata

Victory, victory, victory,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Victory, victory, victory,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Jesus conquered the devil
Patapata

He has given me victory
I will lift Him higher
Jehovah
I will lift Him higher

He has given me victory
I will lift Him higher
Jehovah
I will lift Him higher

He has given me victory
I will lift Him higher
Jehovah
I will lift Him higher

He has given me victory
I will lift Him higher
Jehovah
I will lift Him higher

He has given me victory
I will lift Him higher
Jehovah
I will lift Him higher

Amen.
Just one more song before we go ahead because we are going to sing tonight for joy.
I will sing unto the Lord a joyful song
I will praise His name
For the Lord is good
(Hallelujah)

I will sing unto the Lord a joyful song
I will praise His name
For the Lord is good
(Hallelujah)

I will sing unto the Lord a joyful song
I will praise His name
For the Lord is good
(Hallelujah)

I will sing unto the Lord a joyful song
I will praise His name
For the Lord is good
Let somebody shout a really big hallelujah.
Please be seated.
And open your Bible to Exodus 15, I will read only verse 1 to 3; even though it should go all the way to verse 11.
Well, let us read verse 1 to 3 (Exodus 15 verse 1 to 3):
1Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
2 The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
3 The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name.
Verse 11 would have led us singing another song:
11 Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
We are talking about Songs of Victory – two important words here: Songs and Victory.
Song: when God created man, the original plan of God is that man will sing the praises of God.
As a matter of fact everything God created, He created them to make music to Him.
In Revelation chapter 4 verse 11, says, He has created all things that were created for His pleasure.
He created everything to give Him pleasure.
Birds are to sing.
Even trees, according to the word of God, are to clap their hands.
Isaiah 55 verse 12: one great man of God said that in Genesis chapter 1 verse 31, when God has created everything, He looked round there is nobody to praise Him, so, He decided He will praise Himself.
He looked at everything and said well, if there is nobody to tell me, then I want to say: it is very good.
You know the Igbos have a proverb; you know that headed lizard, when that lizard jumped down from an iroko tree, he nods his head three times and say, if nobody praises me I will praise myself.
God created you to praise Him and that is why you find that man is a singing animal.
So that by listening to the song that a man is singing constantly, you can tell what is going on in his life.
When you hear a man singing:
“we will overcome
We will overcome
We will overcome one day”

That fellow has just lost a battle.
If somebody is in the midst of a tough battle; his song will change.
You will hear him singing:
“Let God arise and His enemies be scatter
Let God arise and His enemies be scatter
…………………………………………”
You will know he is fighting.
When somebody is having problem in the office and the boss is giving him tough time; his song is likely to be:
“In Jesus name every knees must bow
In Jesus name every knee must bow”
So if you are boss and your worker is singing that song constantly, it is likely you need to check your relationship with him.
When somebody has just won a victory, the song becomes different:
“Now the battle is over
Now the battle is over
Now the battle is over
I am more than a conqueror”
How many of you want to sing that song tonight?
In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, on your way home that is the song you will be singing.
Now, Victory has been explained to you by the mighty men of God who spoke before me: to win, to overcome in a contest or war.
The only thing is that in war (like I told you last month) there is no question of drawn game – it is either you win or you lose.
You are either a victim or a victory.
I thought I explained last month that when I was a boxer if you find a champion that you know you can defeat and he does not want to fight you, you will make him an offer:
‘You will say, let us fight, whatever money that comes in during the fight let the winner take it – We call it winner takes all.
In war it is winner takes all.
Goliath said, I am a Philistine; you are Israelis, send me your champion; let us fight and whoever wins takes over all of us.
Now, as a child of God you need to know you have a determined enemy – he wants to take all: he wants to steal, he wants to kill, he wants to destroy.
But thank God you have been told you have an Ally and that Ally is also determined.
In John chapter 10 verse 10, the Bible says the thief cometh not but for to steal, to kill and to destroy; but Jesus said, I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.
Your enemy the devil is well organized; he has an army that is well organized.
According to Ephesians chapter 6 verse 12, the Bible says in his army he has principalities, powers, rulers of darkness of this world, spiritual wickedness in high places – He is highly organized.
But the good news is your ally is far superior to him.
In Psalm 24 verse 7 to 10, the Bible calls Him the Lord of host, the Commander of all the host – in heaven, on earth and underneath the earth.; even the devil himself have to take permission from Him as to how far he can go.
So, I have good news for you today, by the time you are living here your victory will be settled.
And so, I am not going to take too much time because the mere fact that you are here as already guaranteed your freedom in Jesus’ name.
But I want to spend some few minutes to talk to you about the techniques of this your adversary the devil, so that when it is time to pray you will be able to pray correctly.
Number One) When the devil wants to attack the time he loves most to attack is when you are celebrating.
He knows when you are celebrating you relax, so, that is time he loves most to bring his attack.
In 1Samuel 18 verse 5 to 11, the Bible says when David was returning from the conquest of Goliath and everybody was celebrating him that was when the devil arrange for an emergency choir and they began to sing his praise; and they said Saul has killed his thousands and David has killed his ten thousands.
The Bible says from that day onward David was in trouble.
In Joshua chapter 7, Joshua was rejoicing: haa, we have defeated Jericho, the great is falling
Unknown to Joshua that very moment, Achan has stolen something God said should not be stolen and brought sin to the camp.
The next attempt Joshua made to take a little city they met with defeat.
In 2Kings chapter 2, you can read from verse 9 to 24 (2Kings chapter 2 verse 9 to 24), Elisha requested for double portion anointing of Elijah, he got it.
Jordan parted for him; the sons of the prophets came to bow down before him; he started using his anointing to destroy the curse upon Jericho; he was glad that now I have power.
Immediately, Satan arranged for some children to begin to mock this man…
You know the story
The point I am trying to make for you tonight is that whenever you have a celebration keep on praying.
There is a song that says: Christian seeks not yet repose; hear your guardian angel saying, you are in the midst of foes; watch and pray.
Thank God you have an Ally.
Some of you will remember the story of a young man:
He gained admission into a University in Britain and celebrated before he departed and while they were rejoicing an enemy of his father said: haa, the son of so and so is going abroad; by the time he returns he will buy a car for his father.
He said I will give him something to carry along and he charmed the poor boy.
The boy got to America and began to feel a terrible pain in his body.
The Doctors examined everything, they said, boy you are normal.
He said, I know I am in pain.
To cut the long story short, he was there for six years, in pain for six years.
Then he came back to Nigeria and he heard that we have a congress at Ibadan Grammar school and decided he must attend.
The devil did everything to block his way.
He arrived on the last day.
Just as I was ministering and the power of God hit him and the pain disappeared and he began to shout: it is gone; it is gone.
Tonight, if there is anything the enemy has planted in you, it will be gone tonight in Jesus’ name.
Number two) When the devil wants to attack, when he wants to attack directly, he does it massively – not little bit by bit.
In Exodus 14 from verse 5 to 28, the Bible tells us that when Pharaoh was coming against the children of Israel, he came with a mighty host – he came massively.
But thank God, as massive as they were the Almighty God drowned them massively.
In 2Chronicles chapter 20 verse 1 to 25, it took three combined king to attack Jehoshaphat.
One of them would have been big enough but the devil brought three.
Thank God that at the end of the day, they all lost their lives.
You see, Almighty God made a promise in Isaiah 59 verse 19…
Thank You Father.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight that the Doctors have said to you that your system is dying steadily; the Lord asked me to tell you, I have turned that report of the Doctors.
Isaiah 59 verse 19, the Bible says when the enemies shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will rise up a standard against them.
He does not matter how many enemies may come against you now, not one of them will remain tomorrow morning.
We held a programme in 1994 in Lagos at the Race Court; we call it the Battles of the gods.
A man came to that meeting suffering from four killer diseases:
He had hypertension; he was diabetics; he had meningitis; and then he had heart problem.
The Doctors told him in the East, this is too much for us; you better go abroad.
He was travelling abroad when he heard about the programmeand chooses to attend.
In the single move of the most High God, God healed all the four diseases.
I don’t know who God is talking to now; I don’t know how many sickness or disease that you may have; in the Name that is above every other name, not one of them will follow you out of here.
Number three) At times the devil does not attack directly, he will attack in a subtle way.
Ephesians chapter 6 verse 11 says you have to put on the whole armour of God to be able to withstand the wiles of the devil.
So, at times when he wants to attack he will attack in a manner that it will be difficult for you to even fight.
Many at times the one who is fighting you is somebody you don’t even know how to fight the fellow; he comes in like cancer and the Doctors will tell you if they are treating cancer, as they are killing the cancer they are killing you also.
Thank God for the testimony of that young man; by the time the Doctor say you are in stage four, there is no hope but like I told you on Tuesday, Daddy told me He is not a Doctor, He is a Healer.
The Doctors are wonderful people, wonderful mechanics but my Father is the Manufacturer – He can replace what has been damaged, He can give you spare parts and He will do that tonight.
Now, when the devil discovered that he sent the lion against David, the boy killed the lion; he sent a bear, the boy killed the bear; he sent Goliath, the boy cut off his head.
He decided, if I cannot fight him directly, let me use wisdom.
And he raised up an enemy that is the father in-law.
How do you fight your father in-law?
When your father in-law is the one throwing the spear at you; how do you handle this case?
Not only is he your father in-law, he was an anointed man of God?
In 1Samuel 24 verse 1 to 6, David had an opportunity to kill Saul…
Those with him said, haa, the day you have been waiting for has come – one blow and that will be the end.
David said, how can I?
He is not just my father in-law; he is an anointed man of God.
As a matter of fact he cut just a little bit of the dress and the Bible said for doing that alone, he almost had a heart attack.
What do you do if the one the devil is using against you is your pastor – If he is the one who brought you to Christ?
How do you fight such battles?
David told us in 1Samuel 25 verse 1 to 11, he says, I won’t raise my hand against him, God will do it Himself.
I have good news for somebody hear today, if you are fighting a battle, if you are being attacked by somebody you cannot fight, God will fight the battles for you.
Some of you will remember the case of a young man who was getting good reports in his place of work, never a query but all of a sudden they sacked him.
And he came to the Holy Ghost and the word of God came and said, there is someone here in the following week somebody close to you is going to die, don’t mourn because he is the one standing in your way.
The following week his father died.
They recall him in his place of work and promoted him.
Any relative blocking your way, if they don’t repent, I decree they won’t see the New Year.
I don’t want to tell you other stories that you already know maybe.
You know the case of the mother who will not allow the daughter to marry.
And when she heard that she was going to die within a week, she came and decided to release the daughter.
Anyone close to you who is the one blocking the way of your destiny, the Lord of host will deal with such a fellow.
Number four) When the devil wants to fight at times, he will use a combination of forces.
Thank You Father.
The Lord asks me to tell somebody relax, He said, I already know what I AM going do.
Oh thank You Father.
I think I will say amen to this one before…
You remember the story in the Bible, when Jesus had to walk on water to get to the disciples?
I told you before when discussing that story that Jesus suspended the law of gravity for Him to be able to walk on water.
After he helped the people He needed to help, the law came back into effect.
Now, the Lord asks me to tell someone here tonight, He said, every law that must be suspended for you to receive your breakthrough will be suspended tonight.
I was saying devil will use combine forces: internal enemies plus external enemies.
You know the Bible says in Mathew chapter 10 verse 36…
Haa, thank You Father
The Lord says there is a family here that everything in the family is chaos right now; He asked me to tell you, beginning from tomorrow morning everything will begin to return normal.
Daddy asks me to tell someone, (this is exactly how He says it)He said, leave them to me I will deal with all your falseaccuser.
In Matthew 10:36, the Bible says a man’s foes will be they of his own household.
And when you read Judges 15 from verse 1 to 19, it was the enemies of Samson within his own family – three thousand of them – who went to bind and then hand him over to the Philistines.
You know the elders have a proverb; they say if the enemy within will not kill you, the enemy from outside will not be able to kill you.
Three thousands family members handed him over to the external enemies!
But thank God there is an anointing that can destroy yokes; that will cause the internal enemies to be disappointed and destroy the external enemies.
I don’t know why God is leading us in this direction tonight.
You see, many of us have been living with family enemies for too long and for our victory to be complete God has to deal with them.
I know some of you will remember the story of a brother that will call Sam:
Gave his life to Jesus; he was on fire for God and the mother happen to be the head of a secret cult.
So, one day the boy gathered all the idols, charm, of the mother and destroys them.
When the mother came she was furious and went to the cult and told them: he is my son, I cannot kill him myself, help me kill him.
You know the story.
So, mama stays away that night.
Sam locked all doors, all windows and when he was about to sleep he decided to pray.
As he kneel down to pray, a huge dog, totally black, covered from head to toes with charms came right through the door that was locked.
But Sam was on his knees, when he saw the dog coming he shouted only one name.
When he shouted Jesus, something like a thunder from heaven descended, hit the dog and killed it.
The following morning the mother came expecting to see Sam dead and met Sam burning the dog.
Every family member that is expecting you to die, from now on they will be frustrated.
Every external enemy if they don’t run they will die also.
Number five) …
Thank You Father.
I think this one is for me
Because the Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said the time for Me to fulfill all My previous promises to you is now.
Number five) One of the most sinister method of attack of the devil…
Thank You Daddy.
The Lord says there is someone here, He said, as you enter the new year you will steadily climb the hill of joy.
Number five: If the devil tries direct attack and he fails; if hetries to come in quietly like cancer and he fails; if he combines internal enemies with external ones and he fails; then he tries to turn God Himself against you.
And what do you do when the only Ally you have becomes an enemy?
In Numbers 23…
Haa, thank You Father.
Amen and amen
If you have writing something, write this one down.
I know it is for me but it is for somebody else also.
Because the Almighty God says, your greatness is about to begin.
In Numbers 23 you can read from verse 1 to 23, a king hired a prophet to come and curse the nation of Israel.
But as the Prophet will open his mouth instead of a curse, blessing kept coming.
And he gave the reason why.
He said, God had looked at these people there is no iniquity in them, there is no perverseness in them;
He says, there is no curse, no enchantment that will work against them; no divination that can work against them because they are holy.
Haa! the devil said, fine!
If my technique cannot work because they are holy, then, let us encourage them to sin.
I thank God for the message of Otabil of last night because some people now have been saying grace allows you to sin as much as you want – that is the devil talking.
So, the Prophet went to the king and said this is what you should do:
Invite these people to your parties and when they come let you daughter dressed scantily; let them expose what they should not expose;
He said that is all; leave the rest.
God Himself is the One who is defending them will destroy them.
And so the king took the advice and said to the children of Israel we are friends no problem come to our celebrations.
So, they came; they saw the girls; they said how now to the girls and the girls said, haa, you are welcome.
So they began to fornicate.
And the Almighty God who had been defending them against evil forces turned against them.
Numbers 25 verse 1 to 9, when God turned against them, He sent a plague and the Bible said twenty four thousands of them died.
If God is for you nobody can be against you except for yourself; but if God is against you then who is going to help.
And one of the prayers you are going to pray tonight with all your heart is Lord God Almighty don’t let me be my own enemy.
If God is defending you – if He is defending – He can take care of internal enemies; He can take care of external enemies; He can take care of any method the devil may want to use.
That is why I keep on crying day and night; day and night – Be Holy! Be Holy! Be holy!
As long as God is on your side you have nothing to fear.
If God is against you, then you have a problem.
Let me close so that we can have time to pray; tonight should not be a time for long sermon.
There is something called the Final Victory.
The Bible tells us that the last enemy to be destroyed is death.
Your victory is not complete until you make it to heaven.
Paul said in 2Timohty chapter 4 verse 7 to 8, he said I have finished well; I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course; I have kept the faith.
Revelation chapter 15 verse 2 to 3 tells us of the Assembly of the Overcomers before the throne of God.
He said they sang the song of Moses.
The same song that we read as our text, they sang the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb.
Our victory is only total, absolute, when we make it home.
One of my sons was what we called Yoyo Christian: he’s hot today, he’s down tomorrow.
Then he became sick; so sick that he was at the point of death; he was actually almost in a coma and then his wife came to call us and I went there.
You could see that he was far gone but the wife shouted so he could hear: Daddy G.O is here! Daddy G.O is here!
He opened his eyes, saw me and smiled.
I saw he wanted to speak to me he has not got strength; so I held is hand and I bend close to him and he whispered: Daddy, I have made it.
Haa! Tears were coming to my eyes but the wife was standing by so I kept back the tears.
So, I just prayed for him, encouraged the wife and began to come home.
In those days mobile phone was not as common as it is now; we used a land-line.
By the time I was getting home the phone was ringing; it was the wife and said my husband is gone.
I told her I am sorry, I knew it.
And now, I was free to cry.
I was crying for joy and sorrow.
I was crying for joy that he made it and I am the one still left in the battle.
The greatest victory; most important victory of all is to finish well.
This year I have lost a couple of souls of my sons but I know they finish well.
Death took them suddenly so I cannot negotiate.
If only you could see them today they will be laughing and smiling saying we finished well.
My prayer for somebody here today is that it does not matter what the devil may try, may you finish well.
If you are sick and we pray and get healed; sooner or later you will soon die.
Jesus raised Lazarus from the death but he still died.
If you are poor and will pray for you and become rich, sooner or later you will still die.
We came with nothing, we will go with nothing.
If you are barren and we pray for you and you become fruitful, sooner or later you will die and you won’t even want to go with the children, you want to leave them behind.
But if you finish well, if you end it well in Christ, then you will be the undefeated champion.
In a moment we are going to pray.
I thank God for the great ministration of Reverend Joe Olaiya;
I thank God for all those who gave their live to Jesus.
But even as I was coming when he finished, I still saw several people trouping in.
So, if you were not here when he made that altar call or you were here you did not take him seriously but now you want to really surrender your life to Jesus;
I will spare you two minutes – there may be only one or two of you; but the issue of heaven is too important for me to ignore.
So, if there is anyone here and you are not sure of your salvation and you want to be sure; I will count from one to ten rapidly.
You might be the only one, come and stand before me so that I can pray for your salvation before we begin to pray.
I am counting now:
One, two,
Now, I won’t waste time because there may be nobody; so, if I get to ten and you are not standing before me then I know we are all settled.
Three,
And those of you in the old auditorium just go and stand at the altar; there are men of God there who will attend to you.
Four, five, six,
Am not talking about those who have already come tonight; I am talking about those of you who are just coming to surrender your live to Jesus now.
Seven, eight, nine,
Now, those of you who are on the way just keep coming and pray along those who are already in the front.
Tell the Almighty Jesus Christ that you have come to surrender your life to Him. Ask Him to save your soul so that when you leave this world you will go to heaven not to hell. Ask Him to please forgive all your sins and wash you absolutely clean from all your sins. Promise Him you will serve Him from now on.
Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.
And please the rest of us let us stretch our hands towards this people, let us intercede for them that the One who saved our souls will save their souls too. Pray for them. Pray that the power in the blood of Jesus Christ will wipe away all their sins and their names will be written in the Book of Life today. Pray that they will become members of the family of God. Please pray for them for another one minute.
Those of you who are still on the way you have to hurry up nowbecause I want to pray for salvation now.
Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Saviour I just want to give You all glory and honour; thank You for Your word. As for these people who have come forward, please receive them; save their souls; wash them clean with Your blood; write their names in the Book of Life and let them do Your will from now on.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen.
Now, I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward because from now on I will be praying for you. So I am going to need your names, your address, and you prayer request. They will give you a card now which I want you to fill very quickly. As soon as you finish, give it back to the counselors and then go back to your seat. God bless you.
We will wait for you before we continue.
Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen.
I want you to please stand on your feet, don’t go back yet.
I want you to join hands together; your victory is not complete without mine.
Because the Bible says you are to weep with those who weep.
So you must pray for your neighbour; join your hands together and lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, this Your child that I am holding, give him victory also.
Go ahead talk to the Almighty – Pray for your neighbour.
This Your child that I am holding Lord God Almighty give him victory also; give him victory also; complete and total victory; give him victory, give him victory; give this Your child victory O Lord. This Your child that I am holding, even has You are giving me victory today, give him victory also, give him victory also. Almighty God, give Your child victory also. Give him victory; total victory; complete victory; give him victory Almighty God; give him victory, give him victory today; in every area of his life give him victory; give him victory; give him victory Almighty. Give him absolute and complete victory. Give him victory Lord.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The Lord of host Himself will give you victory. In your body you will have victory. In your homes you will have victory. In your places of work you will have victory. Anyone trying to seat on your victory shall be uprooted. Any enemy that is pretending to be a friend shall be dealt with. The Almighty God will build a wall of fire around about you. In the presence of your enemy you will be promoted. From tonight onward you will walk in victory. And you will not offend God. It shall be well with you.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen.
Praise the Lord.

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    Nigeria.

    Dear Daddy G.O

    Good morning Daddy G.O my name is Ugochukwu Nwachukwu from the Redeemed Christian Church Of God Life spring parish. I also work with Sanitation department Apapa Province 4. Am married with a son expecting another. I got married in Dec 4th 2014. In Christ church i did everything that was meant to do be done. when we had a our first child all was well but he was so sick we visit the hospital frequently. we eventually found that he was(SICKLE CELL) i was depressed for a while my wife cries everyday we have spent so much money, energy and time going to and fro to the hospital we have become obstacle of shame and reproach. even an object of gossip by the nurses. honestly am pained in my heart seeing that little bundle of joy going through excruciating pains. he cries and calls out our name in pain, as i write this letter, my wife says to me she will kill her self that she can bear that little boy go through this pains anymore. Daddy you were in Rose of Sharon Parish in November 2017 we came there with our son you prayed for him , we did not go to the hospital since then its just started again this month again though we visit throughout the month of this year so far but this month of April the pains is unbearable. my wife is pregnant with second child very heavy. as i write this am in pain and tears really dont know what to say to her again. Please Daddy we want his genotype to change from SS to AA we believe by our faith if you send a word of healing to our son (King-David Nwachukwu) he will be healed.
    I am praying and hoping you find this thank you sir, waiting to hear from you Daddy.

    Ugochukwu Nwachukwu
    08022096655,08157287355.
    email [email protected]

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