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Year 2000 Messages.

BREAKTHROUGH SERVICE

7th of July, 2000

know that tonight is a night of breakthrough for somebody. Now if you are that one shout Alleluia!  (Alleluia!).

I just feel a very strong urge in my spirit that the good work God started in the life of our sister who led the team of singers just now, that God wants to complete it tonight. (Amen!) So can she just come forward, come forward ……. Thank You Father!  Could you just stretch your hands towards her and pray. Pray that God will complete the work that He started in this child of God; that the Great Physician will just finish the job….. Father, lay Your mighty Hand on Your daughter; Let Your resurrection power flow to this body now; just put right everything, everything, absolutely everything. Now, right now, as we pray to the glory of Your Holy Name. Thank You my Lord! In the mighty Name of Jesus! Thank You Father! Father, we just want to Thank You for the breakthrough for Your daughter. Thank You for all You have done for her. Thank You for what You will yet do for her. Glory be to Your Holy Name! (Amen!) In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen!

Now sister, You will do me a favour. You will take off your shoes and then walk back without your crutches …….. you no go suffa Holy Ghost power; power in the morning, victory in the evening,…… Alleluia! Glory be to God!

Now who is going to be the next to have a testimony? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Glory be to God! Let’s worship the Almighty, the only One who can perform miracles. There is none holy as the Lord … Holy, holy, holy holy…. You are highly lifted up, there is no one like You….. Let’s just go right ahead and worship the Almighty God. Let’s bless Him, let’s praise Him, let’s magnify His Holy Name… Thank You Daddy! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Amen! Thank You Father!

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He asked me to tell you, He said ”My child, why are you weeping?” He said, “Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning.” (Amen!) He told me to tell you, before the cock crows today your joy will begin. (Amen!)

The Lord says there’s someone here today, He said I should tell you, “Don’t you know it is written that the prey be taken from the mighty?” The Lord said, “Yes, I will deliver you.” (Amen!) He said, Those that torment you I will feed them with their own flesh. (Amen!) And I will let them drink their own blood.” (Amen!)

Father, I just want to bless your Holy Name. I know that tonight will be an extra ordinary night. Thank You Father!

The Lord said there’s someone here with a back problem of a very long history. The Lord said, tonight is your night of joy (Amen!)

Father we just want to bless Your Name. Father, we are ready, we are waiting and we know You will surprise us. Glory be to Your Holy Name, Lord! Just have preeminence Lord. Take all the glory and give us all the blessings. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen!

Now Let somebody shout “Alleluia!” (Alleluia!) I want you to shake hands with one or two people before you sit down and say “Welcome to breakthroughs! Welcome to breakthroughs!” And then while still standing let’s open our Bibles to Acts 3:6-8

Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. (Amen!)  And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and anklebones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

Somebody’s going to praise God here tonight. (Amen!) Whether the devil likes it or not someone is going to praise God tonight (Amen!) If you are the one shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)  God bless you! Let’s be seated.

Today is a special Holy Ghost Service for breakthroughs. What is a breakthrough? I’ve given the example before that will clearly illustrate it. I said, when a man is digging a well for water. He keeps on digging and digging, sweating, covered with all kinds of dirt and then suddenly with one final blow, he will say he has had a breakthrough. From that moment forward ha has water to wash himself, so that all the dirt around his body will be forgotten. He has water to drink so all the sweating and all the thirsting will be forgotten and now all he needs to do anytime he needs water is just go and draw. Somebody’s going to have a breakthrough here tonight! (Amen!)

The lame man had a breakthrough. For 40 years they had been bringing him here and he has been begging for food but suddenly his day came and he had a breakthrough that he never had to beg again. They never had to carry him again. The lame man had a breakthrough.

Peter also had a breakthrough. That kind of miracle never happened in his ministry before, happened that day and if you study the story of Peter from then on, miracles upon miracles followed him. I believe that there is a Pastor here tonight who is going to have a breakthrough. (Amen!) If you think it’s your Pastor why don’t you say “Amen” for him? (Amen!)

Now what will a breakthrough do to you? As we can see from the case study that we are study in here, a breakthrough will take you suddenly from crawling to leaping. Somebody who is crawling will know how much distance he can cover in a long time. Someone who is galloping like a horse will know how much distance he can cover in a short time. The Almighty God can cause you to cover more grounds in one month that you have covered in all your years before. (Amen!) The same is going to happen to somebody here tonight. (Amen!)

Breakthrough can take you from begging to singing. You know many of us we before we have our breakthrough  – “God, please now, God, please now!” And God will look down and say, “You are supposed to be a child of the Most High. Where have you found the child of a king, where have you ever found a prince or princess begging? “Please God now! Please God now!”? But tonight because a breakthrough is going to come into your life (Amen!) you’ll wake up in the morning and begin to sing! (Amen!) God of miracles, na ma papa oh….. I no go suffa, I no go beg for bread………” That’s all right! You will sing tonight you just wait! You wait and see! Tell your neighbour! I am going to sing tonight.

A breakthrough will take you from grumbling to praising God. Many of us grumble – a lot: “Ah, God, am I the only one on earth? Why this? Why this? Why this?” 90% of those who say they want to see the G.O., they want to come and grumble about God. It is very rare to see someone who says I want to come and see the G.O. because I just want to tell him how God is good. That’s going to change from tonight. (Amen!) You are going to move from grumbling to praising! If that is going to be true of you let me hear you shout Alleluia!  (Alleluia!)

Breakthrough will take you from sweating to jubilating. The fellow who’s been digging the well, digging the well, sweating when he suddenly comes in contact with a mighty pool of water – oh, you can hear him shouting for joy.

The breakthrough will take you from humiliation to becoming a living testimony. (Amen!) It will take you from being an object of scorn to becoming an amazement. It will take you from the depths of sorrow to the height of joy. So a breakthrough is a very essential thing that every child of God must have.

But then we have some questions to ask.

This man had been sitting down by the gate of the temple for 40 years. Some of us have been coming to the Holy Ghost Service now since it started! What delayed the breakthrough of the lame man? Because God put his story in the Bible for us to learn a lesson from him. Why did this man have to wait 40 years before his breakthrough came? Several reasons. I will just share a few.

Number one – he has become conditioned to sitting in one spot. He has accepted that he must sit down in one spot. Because of the yoke in his life, he has become conditioned to sitting on one spot.

The story is told of a dog who had a rope round his neck and the other end of the rope is tied to a piece of wood. And then they threw food at him and they threw the food just beyond the reach of the rope. And because the dog was hungry he would jump for the food and the rope would grab his neck and he would cry in pain. He did that for 7 days. On the 8th day unknown to the dog, they had cut the rope but he didn’t know and they threw food at him – he didn’t move. Why? He thought if he jumped again the rope would grab his neck. There are many of you that the devil has tied a rope round your neck but tonight as God lives – before whom I stand – that rope is going to be cut in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Because The Bible says, the anointing will destroy the yoke.

Number Two– why  the breakthrough of this man took so long is that he had accepted survival instead of revival. “Just let me get enough food to eat! Let somebody give me some coins so that at the end of the day I will have something to eat.” Somehow he didn’t realize anymore that Jesus Christ said, I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly.’ Some of us have settled down for survival! “Just let me be able to manage to pay my rent. Once a year when they give me my Xmas bonus I’ll be able to buy one little dress for my child. God just bless my neighbours so his car will not break down, so he will continue to give me lift to the Holy Ghost Service” That is not the plan of God for your life! And I want you to say with your own mouth – I refuse anything less than the best.” This man had just accepted survival – just manage to survive: “How are you? We are managing…”

Number three – this man must have concluded, as many of us have concluded, that there are certain things God can do and there are certain things He cannot do. I mean, for example, this man must believe, he must believe that God could grant him favour of the people who are going in to the temple to give him money. I am sure, if he prayed at all, his prayers would be, “God, today, let me get plenty of alms.” He never bothered to pray about walking! When he saw Peter and John passing by he only asked for what? Alms! But you know that Luke 1:37 says, with God nothing shall be impossible.

I remember when I was young, I mean, when I was very, very young. Someone used to say, in one of our villages – “Eh, you say there is nothing God cannot do, nothing God cannot do!” He said, “Can you – you, ever become the Owo of Ijeshaland?” Then you can ask, “Can a prisoner, a slave who is a prisoner born in Israel, can he become a ruler in Egypt? It took God only one night, the terrible dreams, for one man for the impossible to become possible. Tell your friend – “Don’t write me off yet because my breakthrough is coming!” A man can move from detention to Aso Rock. There is nothing God cannot do.

And then when the day of breakthrough came…. Oh, Thank You Father! ….. Glory be to God! Alleluia! The Lord says somebody is coming out of prison tonight and by prison now we are not talking of kiri kiri, we are talking of the prison where the enemy has already shut you in. God says you are coming out! (Amen!) You are coming out tonight! (Amen!) I say you are coming out tonight! Yes, you are coming out tonight. Attention. Thank You my Father!

Now when the day of the breakthrough for this man came, you know he nearly lost it! He nearly lost it because he will not obey a very simple instruction. All the man of God said to him was, “Rise up and walk.”  He just sat down there as if what they told him was too much to bear, to understand. “Rise up and walk.” He sat down there. I mean, God asked me to give a simple instruction to my sister. God said, “Ask her to take off her shoes and walk away.” You see what she did. She could have looked at me and said, “Why should I take off my shoes?” And I would tell her, “I don’t know.” I just know what God said I should say. “If the Almighty God is saying to those of you tonight who have one infirmity or the other, ‘rise up and walk!’ don’t wait till anybody will come and pray for you. The moment you feel the Holy Spirit just saying, “Rise up and walk!” get up and begin to walk because Isaiah 1:19 says if you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land!

Thank You Father! Let’s bow our heads please. Just close your eyes and just begin to pray, Say Lord, don’t let me miss my breakthrough tonight……. Just begin to pray…..Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) So shall it be in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Now the Lord asked me to do certain things – I’ve done it and I don’t want it to be show that’s why I asked you to be praying. Those of you that needed a special touch, he had touched you now. Any moment from now just get up and walk. The Bible says to obey is better than sacrifice. To obey is better than sacrifice. And you know the reason that man didn’t obey? Believe it or not, is because of pride. How can there be pride for somebody who is a beggar? Oh, it’s pride because he doesn’t want people to laugh at him if he gets up and he couldn’t walk. I thought they said those who are down need fear no fall? I would rather try and fail than not try at all! The Bible tells us that faith without works is dead! Everyone that the Lord Jesus Christ healed, He told them to do something. Everyone who got a breakthrough from God, God said do something first. And what he asked them to do is something that does not make sense but they did it and then God came in.

He said to the man who was born blind in John 9:1-7 after He anointed his eyes with mud, He said, Go and wash! This man couldn’t see! How was he going to find his way to the pool of Siloam? He got there and washed and he came back seeing! In Mark 2:1-12 four boys brought a man to Him. A man who was paralyzed from neck downwards and God said unto him, rise up, take your bed and walk! This man, if he could walk, will he be carried? But the man obeyed. In the process of trying to obey the power of God came. In Luke 5:4-7 God said to Peter, Launch out into the deep! Throw your nets to the right! Peter told him. “What You are saying does not make sense but because You have said it I will do it. He did it and he had a breakthrough. Somebody will have a breakthrough here tonight. (Amen!)

Let’s put this thing together quickly.  What can hinder your breakthrough?  Because if you know your enemy it won’t be able to destroy you anymore. If you know what can hinder your breakthrough you can get rid of the hindrance.

Number One – Submission to fate. If you say alright, I’ve submitted to my fate” That can hinder your breakthrough. In John 5:2-7 when Jesus met a man who had been sick for 38 years and said “Will you be made whole?” the man said, “I’ve settled down. No help anymore. Today help will come to you. (Amen!)

Number Two is when you tolerate anything that is less than the best. When you read 2 Kings 4:8-17 about the Shunamite woman – oh, she was a wealthy woman – in fact the Bible called her a ‘great’ woman. And they said, “What do you want?” She said, “Nothing. I don’t need anything anymore.” A barren woman saying, “I need nothing?” She said, “I have settled down. It’s OK. No, it’s not ok until God had given you the best. And somebody here is going to get the best from God tonight. (Amen!)

Another thing that could hinder your breakthrough is limited faith. Don’t limit the Holy One of Israel. Whenever we talk about God performing a miracles many of us begin to think, “How will He do it?” That’s not your headache. That’s not your business. All that He’s asking you is, ‘only believe.’ When my children com e to me and they ask for their school fees, they don’t ask me how much is your salary?” They don’t want to know – that’s not heir own headache, that’s no their business. Their own business is – I have a father, that father is supposed to pay my school fees; the time to pay the school fees has come – Daddy here’s the bill!” We sing the song: I have a Father, all mighty Father, He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords! I have a Father…..” Do you believe that song” Do you believe that your Father is the Almighty? Do you believe that He’s the King of Kings? That He’s the Lord of Lords? Then let me hear you shout Alleluia!  (Alleluia!)

Another thing that could hinder your breakthrough is pride. When you read 2 Kings 5:9-14 you find the story of Naaman. When they told him to go and wash in Jordan he said, “Me? General Naaman? Go and wash in the Jordan?” Can you imagine a leper king proud? But the devil wanted to rob him of his breakthrough. I remember when I joined the Redeemed. A problem brought me and then when they said, “Give your life to Jesus. Come and confess your sins to God” I looked at them: “Who are these people talking to? They don’t know sociology. They don’t know physiology. They don’t know any psychology!” I was suffering and I was still talking about sociology! Until one day God opened my brain and my breakthrough came. Your own breakthrough will come tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Another thing that could hinder your breakthrough is disobedience. The Bible says in 1 Samuel 13:5-14 Samuel said, Saul, If you had obeyed the commandment of God your kingdom could have endured forever. He said but now because you disobeyed Him your kingdom won’t stand. Disobedience is a terrible thing. It can hinder your breakthrough. Or worse still, half-obedience. Oh, God hates that one more than anything else. You know the story of Abraham and Lot. God called Abraham in Genesis 12 and told him, “Leave everything. Leave your father’s house, leave your relatives, go to where I will show you.” And he took Lot along. When he got where he was going instead of blessing he met with famine. Every Lot in your life must go tonight. Oh……but I always obey God completely …I know….

I know one fellow who came to us: ”Why am I not prospering? I’m paying my tithes, I’m giving offering.” I said, “Hold on, hold on! I know my God, He’s a faithful God. When you pay your tithe, you are not paying to any man, you’re paying to God and He will fulfill His promise. But let’s check oh….. What did the Bible say? It said bring all the tithes into my storehouse “Bring” It didn’t say “send”. It said, “Bring” because He’s not a beggar, and then it said; “Bring all….” Some of you think God does not know mathematics. I discovered when I became a Christian that God had been doing binary multiplication long before we mathematicians heard about it. The system of mathematics today that has created computers God has been doing it from the Garden of Eden. He’s the one who said 1+1+1. He’s the first one to say so. There’s no better mathematician than the Almighty God. Don’t deceive yourself. So if you think he doesn’t know the meaning of 10% somebody must be deceiving somebody.

And then if course, the other thing that could hinder your breakthrough is the devil and his hosts. The Bible, in John 10:10 calls him the thief that comes to steal, to kill and to destroy. But then today, as the Lord lives, over someone in particular, the devil will lose the battle. (Amen!)

Now we know the things that can hinder breakthroughs.  Let us now go for those things that can activate breakthroughs because for somebody tonight, tonight is the night, this very night is the night. To activate your breakthrough I’m going to tell you quickly 7 things you must know.

Number one – you must refuse to tolerate reproach. Anything that is not of God, anything that can say, “Where is your God?” – don’t tolerate it at all! In 4 Samuel 17:26-51, the devil knew that David had been anointed to be king so he raised up Goliath to make sure he could never be king. So Goliath began to ridicule the whole of Israel and when David got there he said, “What! I know you look big but you are defying my God!” He said, “I will get your head!” For somebody here tonight, every Goliath must lose his head! (Amen!) Don’t tolerate reproach – no more, no more, no more, no more! Ah, we sing the song, we say, “Bye-bye to Jati jaiti…” And it must happen tonight. (Amen!) Enough is enough!

Number two – to activate your breakthrough is that you must be willing to obey God completely. Whatsoever God says, that’s what you do. In Genesis 13:14-17 the moment it became clear to Abraham that Lot is the one causing the trouble he decreed, I mean he said to Lot. “Go, go, go go your way.’ An as soon as Lot left God spoke again.

You know, I was telling my Pastors that if there is somebody who wants to destroy your family that fellow should die. (Amen!) Don’t shoot the fellow! Don’t go and look for a gun or a cutlass! Just pray – it is written, every plant that my Father did not plant shall be uprooted. Maybe there are some of you beautiful women, true daughters of God and a woman has come and has taken over your husband. Well, I must be as gentle as a dove. God, you see me now! God you see me now!” And God says, “Well, I see you now.” The Bible says every plant that my Father did not plant shall be rooted up. Every stranger in your home must go. (Amen!) Every stranger in your body must go! (Amen!) Every stranger in your business must go! (Amen!) They must go! (Amen!)

There are some demons in churches – sitting down, keeping their eye on the Pastor. But the Holy Spirit opens the eye of the Pastor and says, “This is a devil…..” Well God…well…” The devil is not going to be saved! Don’t waste your time! I say the devil will never be saved, the devil will never be saved! No demon is going to be born-again! Every demon, every agent of the devil in all our churches, they shall be uprooted! (Amen!) They shall be uprooted! (Amen!) I say they shall be uprooted!  We owe it as a duty to those who want to worship God in Spirit and in truth to clean the church of all snakes, every Lot must go! (Amen!) Every Lot must go!

To activate your breakthrough, you need violent faith, the faith that will not limit God, the kind of faith that says, ”God, I throw myself at Your mercy! If I float  – up to You; if I sink – up to You. But I am not going to take no for an answer. Now I love this Shunamite woman of 2 Kings 4:18-37. Finally the son was born. Then death came and snatched the boy. The woman said, “Death, you are joking! This is one victim you are going to vomit!” And by force, the enemy vomited the boy.

The devil knows there are some children in the homes, he saw their stars when they were born; he knew that they were the children who would prosper the family – and quickly he tried to spoil their lives. And some of you parents have surrendered these children to the devil. “Okay, if that’s the way you choose, that’s okay! Go!” No! Tell the devil, “ I did not beg for this child from the devil. When I sent my child to the University, it is not to become a member of a cult. You have to pray your way through and say,  “Devil! You will vomit my child!” Violent faith which will lead to violent prayer.

I’ve told you there’s a time for gentle prayers. There’s a time you pray and only your mouth will be moving. Nobody will hear your voice. There is a time when you will be still and let God be God. If you are drinking water you have to do it gently but when you are digging the well and there is apiece of rock – you know water is down there, there’s one rock that says you won’t get to the water. There’s bound to be some element of violence. In 2 Kings 4:1-7 when the widow of the son of the prophet, when she found she was about to lose her two sons, the Bible said, “She cried” The Bible didn’t say she “murmured.” I know many of us are ladies and gentlemen. Highly qualified. I know we’re supposed to be dignified but then don’t deceive me, when you are watching football on television and your team scores a goal, I have seen many of you – the way you shout! Many of us who never went to school; don’t shout that much. That is ordinary football and we are talking of breakthroughs, talking of getting your miracle from God! And in any case you are going to be among others who are praying violently! Nobody’s looking at you! Nobody’s interested in how you pray! I have come for my own breakthrough. You have come for your own! I hope you have come for your own! We shall see tonight. I say we shall see tonight. (Amen!)

Another thing that will activate your breakthrough is persistence. I have to hold on – the man who is digging a well must keep on digging, digging until something breaks. You just keep on digging, keep on digging. Jesus said it. I know many of us have read so many books that when you pray for 5 minutes that is enough – that’s not what Jesus said. In Luke 18:1-8 He said, “Men ought to pray always and not to faint.” He said just keep on asking until you get what you want. In Matthew 18:21-28 the Bible tells Su the story of a woman whose daughter was being vexed of the devil. She knew there’s nowhere else to go. And I’m telling you once you have come to Jesus there is no where else to go! She cried, “Help me Lord!” God didn’t answer her. The disciples came – “Let’s drive the woman away! She’s disturbing us.” Jesus Christ said, “I’m not going to give the bread of children to dogs.” She said, “Dog or no dog, I’m not going until you give me that crumb!” She held on! She will not let go! Until God answered. God will answer somebody here tonight. (Amen!)

Another thing that will activate your breakthrough is humility. You know the Bible says in 2 Kings 5:14 Naaman went down… he came down from his horse and then went down into River Jordan. He humbled himself. In fact, the Bible says, he did it seven times. When he came up he was a different person. When you go home tomorrow morning you are going too be a different person in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) The Bible says humble yourself under the mighty hand of God that he might exalt you in due time. When God begins to exalt you nobody can stop you. When God promotes nobody can bring down.

Let me add one more thing – This one is only for those who want breakthrough In their finance. I’ve said it before, I’m just repeating it – they want financial breakthrough you must be ready to make unusual offerings. I will keep on hammering this until it sinks in because I am determined, in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ to see many millionaires among you. (Amen!) For a selfish reason. I have my reason why I want you to become millionaires because there’s a lot of work we want to do for God. I can’t go into business so the money must come from you! And I am not going to beg so I must get the money from my children! That is why no one of you is going to be poor. (Amen!) I will keep on teaching you until you get the point.

You know, it gives me great joy, when I’m coming in for the Holy Ghost Night and I see all the cars parked…… But I know many of them are second-hand, many of them are so old that you pray before you get here. And then I know there are many of you here who still have to catch a bus. A time is coming very, very soon – those who are catching buses will be riding their Mercedes! (Amen!) And what about those who are riding Mercedes now?  They’ll come by helicopters!

You must not settle for anything less than the best. Solomon gave 1000 oxen offering and he got a breakthrough. Abraham offered Isaac, the only one he had, the one that he loved and he got a breakthrough. God said to Abraham in Genesis 22:15-18, He said, “Abraham because you have done this I swear …. When God begins to say, “I swear I will bless You…..” then you know that you’ve got your breakthrough.

What about Peter? I told you Peter also had a breakthrough that day. But he too had given an unusual offering before. The day he threw his net and caught so much fish is the day he had the biggest catch of his life, he left all and followed Jesus Christ He just said bye-bye to the fish, “I’m going with Jesus Christ.”

I know that the Almighty God had been waiting for tonight. He could see that some of us, deep within us something has been telling us “You are not where you are supposed to be.” Oh thank God you are where you are! You can be higher! You can be greater! I’ll tell you a story and then it will be time to pray.

Some of you have heard the story before. A hunter went hunting and saw the eggs of an eagle and brought it home and added it to the eggs of his hen and the hen, when it was hatching, hatched that one too. And so the eaglet began to eat like all the chickens – eating worms, eating whatever the chickens were eating and he grew like others grew. They were all going around the dunghill. And then one day an eagle soared overhead and the eaglet looked up. “Ah! What a magnificent bird –so beautiful, so majestic!” And so he turned to the mother hen: “What kind of bird is that?” “Oh, that’s an eagle. But you are a hen, you are a hen, so don’t look that direction just look down here.” That’s what the devil has been telling you. He’s telling you that you are to survive on worms and food from the dunghill – to just manage to survive whereas the Word of God says, “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up on wings like eagles. How many eagles are here today? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Before we pray tonight let me invite those of you who are not yet born-again because if you don’t surrender to Him – you started like a hen and you’ll end like a hen – but if you surrender to the Almighty tonight, it is possible you started as a hen and you will end like an eagles for the Word of God says, if any man be in Christ he is a new creature.” If you want to give your life to Jesus Christ come now, come now – this is your day of decision. This is a day of breakthrough. The first breakthrough in your life will be your salvation. Come now, the rest of us that we know that we know that we are born again – let me pray that all the people that the devil may be holding captive, that he will loose them now so that they can come and get born again. If you are born-again begin to pray for them and if you want to give your life to Jesus I give you only 2 minutes. Tonight is not a night when we can wait for you. If you want to continue to suffer under Satan it’s up to you but if you want to be free from sin, from Satan, from demons, from all forces of darkness – you want to surrender your life to Jesus – come now. You have only 2 minutes to get here. The rest of us let’s begin to pray that the Lord will save their souls as they come; that the devil will lose his hold on them. Let’s begin to pray! Then those of you who are coming for salvation begin to talk to Jesus Christ as you come and say, “Father, save my soul! I’m saying bye-bye to the devil now. I’ve come to surrender my life to Jesus Christ.” Open your mouth and begin to pray! Let’s begin to pray now! If you want to give your life to Jesus come from all over the place now! The Lord is calling you right now…….

Exalted forever, exalted forever…… the king is exalted on high….

Now while we are waiting for the counsellors to attend to our brothers and sisters, we are going to pray some gentle prayers first. Then when we come back in the second session we will pray prayers that are not so gentle. I have discovered from my own little experience that prayers that are said after midnight, they seem to be answered very speedily. I’ve asked God why and there are two major reasons. I will tell you one and keep one to myself. By midnight angels come out and they are out all over. And you know, the Bible says, angels are ministering spirits waiting to carry your mail to heaven. Like I said last month – it is during the second session that we will know the difference between boys and men. At that time those who come to sleep – they will be sleeping and those of us who are here for business it will be time for business.

For the next 2 or 3 minutes the prayer I want you to pray quietly but seriously is “Lord, don’’ let this night pass me by. This very night, don’t let this night pass me by! Let me get my breakthrough tonight! Don’t let this night pass me by!”

When Paul and Silas were locked up in jail they praised their way out, they called on the name of the Almighty. They said, “King of Kings! We praise You! Lord of Lords! We adore You! Lord of Hosts we know You are on Your throne! Alpha, Omega, Beginning, Ending, the One who is, the One who was, the One who is to come, the Almighty. And God said whatever that prison is made of I must uproot it. Tonight we are going to start by praising God. Let’s call on Him until His head will swell! Go ahead, just praise the Lord! Call Him! Call Him the King of Kings! the Lord of Lords!. Call Him the I AM that I AM! Call Him the Ancient of Days! Call Him Jehovah Shalom! Call Him Jehovah Nissi! Go ahead! Call His Name! Praise Him! Magnify His holy Name! Tell Him He’s kind! Tell Him He’s the highest! Tell Him He’s the best! Tell Him He’s the oldest! Tell Him there’s no one like Him! Let’s bless Him! Let’s praise Him! Let’s magnify His Holy Name! Let’s praise Him until every prison door will be open!

Father, I just want to praise You! I want to magnify Your Holy Name! You are the King of Kings! You are my Lord! You are the Lord of Lords! You are the Ancient of Days! There is no one like You! All power belongs to You! Who is that fellow who can stand in your way? You are the Ancient of Days! You are older than the oldest! You are greater than the greatest! You are higher than the highest! Oh, yes Daddy, I want to bless Your Name!  I’m proud of You! There’s no God like You. You are the only One who can perform wonders! You are the miracle-working God, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, wonder-working God! I thank you because Your Name is wonderful. Your Name is Counsellor! Your Name is Mighty God! You are the Everlasting Father! You are the Prince of Peace. Oh, yes Lord, I will praise You! I will adore You! I will magnify Your Holy Name! There’s no-one like you Daddy, when You speak it is done. Who is that fellow who can say,  “what doest thou? You do as you please in the courts of Heaven! You are the Almighty! You are the Almighty! You are the Almighty! You are the greatest! You are the best! You are the richest! You are the holiest! And I just bless Your Name. It is a pleasure to be Your child!

O my Lord and my Saviour, what a privilege to be Your servant. I love You Daddy! I want You to know I appreciate You! You are the living God! You are the I AM that I AM, the unchangeable, solid as the Rock of Ages. There’s no one, no one to compare with You! Among the gods who is like unto You O Lord? Who is like unto my Father and my God! Who can open the Red Sea like You? Pull down the walls of Jericho like You? You are the only one who can bring water out of a rock, You can bring something out of nothing! I praise You Father! I magnify Your Holy Name Lord! I magnify Your Holy Name Lord! I thank You Father! Thank You because You dwell in Shekinah glory! Thank You Lord God Almighty! Bless Your Holy Name I praise You Lord! I magnify Your Holy Name! Thank You because You’re wonderful, because You’re kind, because You’re glorious, because You’re powerful, because You’re mighty! Oh! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name, Lord! Alleluia Lord! Thank You Lord! You are wonderful and I will continue to praise You! King of Kings! Lord of Lords! The I AM that I AM Ancient of Days! Blessed be Your Name for ever more! Alleluia Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

The elders have a saying. They say when a child is grateful for what is done yesterday, he will get new ones. I don’t know about you but God had been good to me. I want you to thank Him. Say, “Thank You for keeping me alive because where there is life there is hope. Thank You for keeping me alive, that the enemies have not swallowed me up. Thank You Lord! Thank You for keeping me alive!” Go ahead! Let’s thank the Almighty God! Thank You that I’m alive to see today! Thank You for keeping me alive! Thank You for feeding me! Thank You for clothing me! Thank You for keeping my secrets secret! What a great God You are! I praise You Lord! I magnify Your Holy Name Lord! Yes Lord! Thank You that You are on my side! Thank You for keeping me alive! Thank You for all the victories that You have given me in the past! Thank You for all the miracles of the past! Thank You for the testimonies of the past! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! I just want to praise You! I just want to tell You Lord, I appreciate You and I magnify Your Holy Name! Oh, Lord, Thank You for keeping me alive! Thank You for loving me. Thank You for standing by me! Thank You for supporting me! Thank You for all You’ve done for me! My Father and my God! May Your Name be forever glorified! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Almighty God! King of Glory! Thank You the I AM that I AM! Thank You Ancient of Days! I will forever praise You! I will forever adore You! My Lord and my Saviour! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You King of Glory! I will praise You, I will adore You, I will lift You high! Blessed be Your Name Thank You for Your faithfulness. Thank You because Your gentleness had made me great. Oh, without You I would be finished by now but You are always there – so reliable, so dependable, so faithful, so sure! Thank You Lord! Glory be to God! Thank You Father! Alleluia! Father In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)

There are some people that wherever they go, without any reason at all, people just begin to hate them and they don’t know why. The reason is that the enemy has put a mark on them. Now, today, you are going to pray – “Every mark of the devil in my life, Father, wipe it away with Your blood! Every mark of the devil in my life that is pointing me out to witches and wizards, wipe away with Your Blood…… Every mark of Satan in my life – wipe away, O Lord, in Your own supernatural way. Every mark of Satan removes today…. Every mark of Satan in my life wipes it away, O Lord! Wipe it away O Lord! Glory is to God! Every mark of Satan in my life, wipe it away with Your Blood Father and make me completely clean for You! Oh, yes Lord! Wipe it away! Yes Lord! Yes Lord! Yes, Lord! – Every mark of Satan, wipe it away with Your Blood! Thank You Jesus! Glory is to God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

The Word of God says no weapon fashioned against us shall prosper. The elders will tell you that there are some people in darkness, sending arrows to those in the light. The moment they see that something good is coming your way they get their arrows ready. Today, you will open your mouth and say, “Every arrow of the enemy, Go back to sender!” Come on pray in the mighty Name of Jesus! Every arrow of the enemy go back to sender! Every arrow of the enemy go back to sender! Go back to sender now! In the mighty Name of Jesus! Go back to sender! Go back to sender! Go back to sender! Every arrow of the enemy, go  back to sender now! Every arrow of the enemy, go back to sender now! In the mighty Name of Jesus! In the mighty Name of Jesus! In the mighty Name of Jesus! Go back to sender now I pray In the mighty Name of Jesus! Go back! Thank You Lord! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

The same passage says every tongue that rises up against us in judgment we shall condemn. There are many of us that would have reached our goals by now but there are accusers that keep accusing us.  Now tonight you are going to take your stand and say, “Everything that had been accusing me, everything that had been standing up against me in judgement, I rebuke in the mighty Name of Jesus!” Go ahead! Speak in the Name of the Lord! Speak in the Name of the Lord! Command every accuser tonight in the mighty Name of Jesus. Every accuser, every tongue that had been standing against us in judgement we rebuke you in the mighty Name of Jesus! In the mighty Name of Jesus! Every accuser take your accusation and go! We rebuke Oyo in the mighty Name of Jesus…. Oh, yes, all the tongues that have been rising against  us in judgment – keep your mouths shut! I command you in the Name of Jesus! I command you in the mighty Name of Jesus! I rebuke you and ask you to keep quiet, silent forever in the mighty Name of Jesus! Glory be to God! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

We have a song that says, “Satan cannot build his house next to Jesus. If he builds it – we pull it down. I want you to sing that song. I want you to sing it with all your strength because of the prayer that is going to follow. Esu ole kole ti Jesu, esu ole kole ti Jesu…..

Jesus Christ said the prince of this world cometh unto me and found nothing in me. Now brethren, I want you to pray: ”Satan, all your loads – in my body, in my house, in my business, in the church of God – pack them and go!” Let’s pray in the mighty Name of Jesus! Satan! Pack your load and go! Pack your load and go! Pack your load and go! Load of sickness, pack and go! Load of pain, of debt, of sorrow, pack your load and go! No, no, no, I belong to Jesus now! Carry your load and go! Carry your load now! Your load of sickness, carry it and go! Every load of Satan in my life go now! I command you in the mighty Name of Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Carry your load and go! In the mighty Name of Jesus! Carry your load and go! Carry your load and go! Carry your load and go Satan! My home belongs to Jesus! My body belongs to Jesus! My finances belong to Jesus! The church of God belongs to the Almighty God! Carry your load and go! In the mighty Name of Jesus! There’s no room for Your load in my home; no room, no room for your load in my body! No, no, not at all! Carry your load and go! In the mighty Name of Jesus Christ! Carry your load and go! Thank You Father! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

David was anointed to be king. Goliath said, before you can become king, the whole of Israel will become a slave!” David said, “I’m not going to argue with you. I’m going to cut off your head! Tonight brethren, you are going to pray. There are some Goliaths in your life that do not want you to reach your goal. You will decree tonight, “Every Goliath in  my life, in the mighty Name of Jesus you must lose your head tonight!” Go ahead! Pray in the mighty Name of Jesus! Every Goliath in my life that will not allow me reach my goal – your head must go! Your head must go in the mighty Name of Jesus! Whatever you are, whoever you are your head must go! In the mighty Name of Jesus! Every Goliath must lose his head right now, as I pray in the mighty Name of Jesus! Goliath, your head must go! Every Goliath that will say, “I will not reach my goal, your head must go! Your head must go! Your head must go! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Every Goliath in my life, every Goliath in my family, every Goliath in the church of God that would want to stand between us and the goal the Almighty God has set for us, your head will go tonight in the mighty Name of Jesus! In the mighty Name of Jesus! In the mighty Name of Jesus! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Every Goliath must go! Lose your head tonight in the mighty Name of Jesus! Thank You my Father! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

We have another song and forgive me if I’m singing Yoruba songs – its because this is a battle and you have to sing in the language you know best. This song says the Holy Ghost has taken the garment of suffering away from me. It said I will never wear it again. We are going to sing that song. If you don’t know it, just hum along with us! ….

Thank You my Father! The Bible says, whatsoever you allow on earth, shall be allowed in heaven; whatsoever you forbid on earth, it will be forbidden in heaven. I want you to open your mouth and say, “I forbid sickness; I forbid poverty; I forbid sorrow; I forbid failure! In the mighty Name of Jesus! Go ahead! Pray brethren! I forbid sickness; I forbid death in y family; I forbid failure; I forbid sorrow; I forbid all kinds of demonic activity; I forbid sorrow; I forbid poverty, I forbid all kinds of suffering in the mighty Name of Jesus! I forbid all these things. Enough is enough! I forbid every form of suffering, every form of ache; I forbid pain; I forbid failure! Everything contrary to the will of God in my life I forbid it, I forbid it, I forbid it! …. I forbid sickness in my life; I forbid poverty; I forbid sorrow. Today in the mighty Name of Jesus, anything that is not divine – I forbid it! I forbid it! No more! No more! No more! In the mighty Name of Jesus! Everything contrary to the will of God in my life, I forbid it in the mighty Name of Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! Yes, Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name O Lord! Thank You forever my Lord and my Saviour! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

And in the same breath you will pray – “I allow health, I allow prosperity, I allow progress, I allow promotion! Joy, come into my home! Divine health, come into my home! Success come into my home! In the mighty Name of Jesus!! Come! Come and pray in the mighty Name of Jesus! Health, come into my home! Joy, come! Success come! Prosperity come! Oh, yes. Lord Jesus! Come, come and dwell in my house! Holy Spirit come and dwell in my house! Oh, yes! Glory of God come into my home! Come into my life! You are welcome! I allow you to come! I want to go from success to success! Abundance come! Come! Come! Come and dwell with me! Come! Joy come! Divine health, come! Prosperity, come! Success come! Promotion come! Come! Victory come, come my way! Glory of God come and shine in my life! Come and shine in my home! Come! Come! Come! Come! Alleluia! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now you are doing very well and I’m happy about that. I’m sure God Himself is happy. Glory be to God!

Now it is time to pray for breakthrough – breakthrough physically, materially, spiritually. I mean some of us have been looking for a breakthrough for years – breakthrough tonight – some of us have been looking for a wife for some time – breakthrough tonight! (Amen!)… Some of us have been trusting God for a child for a long time – breakthrough tonight (Amen!) … and some of us, by now should be tired of poverty – breakthrough tonight! (Amen!) I want you to call on the Almighty and say “Father, it is time for my breakthrough – now! Now is my time! It is time for my breakthrough Lord! It is time O Lord! It’s time for my breakthrough! It is time O Lord it is time! It’s time! Time for my breakthrough! Enough is enough O Lord! It is time for my breakthrough! Time for my breakthrough O Lord! Oh yes, in my ministry, it is time for breakthrough! In my relationship with You Father, it is time for breakthrough! Time O Lord! It’s time! Time Lord! …. It’s time for my breakthrough, it’s time for my breakthrough! Time for my breakthrough Father,  oh yes, it’s time – now! Now! Now! Now is the time for my own breakthrough – physically, mentally, spiritually, ministerially, financially – it is time for my breakthrough O Lord! It is time! It’s time! It’s time! It’s time Lord! Nobody’s growing younger, it is time Lord, time is going! It is time for my breakthrough my Father, my God! Before it is too late, it’s time for my breakthrough – Alleluia Father! Glory be to God! Yes Lord Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

This is July. This year is going again. We are already in the second half. Let’s call on Daddy and say, “Daddy there were some promises you made at the beginning of the year. This is July. Lord! Let my testimonies begin! Let my testimonies begin! Now! Let my testimonies begin! This year is going again! Father! Help me! Let my testimonies begin! This year is going again! Daddy! O Lord! I know You are a faithful God. I know that when You speak it is done! Fulfill Your promises my Lord and my Saviour! Now! This month O Lord! Once You speak, I know it is done. Now we’re in July Daddy! I’m reminding You my Father and my God! This year is going again! This year is going again! We are already in the second half Lord! Arise O Lord! And give me my testimonies! Scatter Your enemies! Yes Lord! Glorify Your Name Daddy! Glorify Your Name Daddy! …… Glorify Your Name Daddy! Glorify Your Name now and we will praise You forever! Thank You Daddy! Blessed be Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)

Just about 2-3 points to go and we will be finishing.

The devil knows that whenever our rulers make mistakes we are the ones who will suffer that is why we are going to pray, “Father, insulate our leaders from devils. Don’t let the devil penetrate, give them supernatural wisdom, supernatural understanding, supernatural; compassion!” Let’s pray for our leaders, let’s pray for our leaders. Let’s pray for our President, pray for all the ministers, pray for al the governors, all the Commissioners, all our leaders. Pray for all the traditional leaders; pray for all the spiritual rulers, pray for all local government chairmen and all Counsellors. Father, please surround them with your angels! Don’t let the devil penetrate. Don’t let them make mistakes. Let them guide us aright. Grant them supernatural wisdom, supernatural understanding, supernatural compassion. Please Lord, surround them. Don’t let them take wrong advice. Please Lord, for our sake, for the sake of all the masses. Please surround our leaders. Don’t let the enemy penetrate at all. Thank You my Father! Blessed be Your Name In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Next month is our Convention time. It’s going to be the biggest we have ever had. We want you to pray that the Almighty God Himself will come down; that the kind of miracles we have never seen will happen during the Convention; that everyone who will come will come in contact with God. Let’s pray for the Convention! “Your Convention is next month O Lord! Meet all our needs – physical, material, spiritual, emotional – all our needs Lord! Come down Yourself O Lord and come and rule supreme during Your Convention. Everyone who will come Lord, let them have an encounter with God, oh, so that they will all go home rejoicing! Please Lord, do marvellous things – do more than we can hope for and we will bless Your Name for it. Father, let all those who come, come in peace and go back in peace. Let there be no problems, no complications at all! Oh yes Father Glorify Your Name O Lord! Glorify Your Name O Lord! Glorify Your Name O Lord! In all the Convention Father, Glorify Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now finally any prayer requests of your own. God is here – no doubt about it. Thank You Lord! ……. Let’s begin to bring our prayers to a close. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Baba, baba, baba, baba, ese o baba….

Eternal rock of ages, we want to bless Your Name because Your Word says if we call on You You will answer us. (Amen!) We have called. We know You have heard and we know the answer has come. Glory be to Your Holy Name! Father Glory be to Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed!

Let somebody shout “Alleluia!” (Alleluia!) I want you to shake hands with one or two people and tell the fellow, “You must hear my testimony soon” “You must hear my testimony soon” “You must hear my testimony soon” Thank You Father! Glory be to God! God bless you! You can be seated. Oh yes, so shall it be! Oh yes! Thank You Daddy! Glory be to God!

Daddy told me several things while we were praying but I couldn’t stop because I was enjoying the prayer and I’m sure you were enjoying it too.

For example, He said – there’s someone here, just when you are on the brink of succeeding you will have a dream, a particular dream and as soon as you have that dream, even if you were to sign the contract tomorrow it will be cancelled. The Lord asked me to tell you, you will never have that dream again! (Amen!) (Amen!)

He also said for example, that there’s a girl here, all the brothers will come and they tell you, “No, we’re sure God spoke to us and just as you are about to show interest they disappear. Now the Lord asked me to tell you, the mark of the enemy on you that they have been seeing and running is already gone.

There are several others – well, you will be telling me when the testimonies come. (Amen!)

For example, this one, there is a woman who had had 3 still-births. He said, “No more! (Amen!) No more! (Amen!)

I just want to talk to you for another 10 minutes and then we will do the next things that God wants us to do.

How or what must I do so that my breakthrough will be permanent? And so that I will continue to get fresh breakthrough? You see because breakthroughs are in categories. The one who is digging a well and gets to water has had a breakthrough but if he digs further he may come across oil! The one who reached oil his breakthrough is bigger than the one who reached water because from the money he will make from the oil, if he wants, he can buy all the water in the world! I want to keep on having breakthroughs upon breakthroughs and whichever one I’ve got now I want to keep it, I don’t want to lose any.  So that’s why I want to talk to you for some few minutes and then we’ll just move on.

The man, the lame man that had a breakthrough, as soon as he got up, the first thing he did, he followed Peter and John to the temple. That was the first thing. He didn’t think of going home to go and show those who brought him there that he could now walk. The second thing that he was doing was that he was violently worshipping and praising God. The Bible said he was jumping, he was leaping and he was praising God! When you go through the Scriptures all those people whose breakthroughs were permanent they decided from that moment onwards that from now on we will worship God wholeheartedly! When God opened the eyes of Barthemeus in Mark 10:46-52 the Bible said he followed Jesus in the way. In 2 Kings 5:15-17 the Bible tells us that the moment Naaman was cleansed, he came straight back to Elisha and said, “Sir, please, I’ve brought a lot of present, please take them. Elisha said, “Thank you but God didn’t allow me to take them. He said, ”Then please can I ask you for a favour? Can I carry some soil from this place? From Israel, so that when I get home I will make an altar to the God of Israel? Because I will not serve any other God than the God of Israel.” These people decided from now on that I have got my breakthrough, I will serve God.

Second thing that you find that these people always do, those who retain their breakthroughs, they, from that moment, just keep on praising God. When you read Daniel 4:34-37, the moment God restored Nebuchadnezzar, after he had been mad for 7 years, he lifted up his eyes and said, “God, I know You are the Most High from now on I will praise You in humility.” he said, “because I have discovered whoever exalts himself You can abase.” He said, “From now I will begin to praise You.” In 2 Samuel 6:20-22 David said to Michal, the daughter of Saul, when that one said,”You are a king and you are dancing like ordinary people! You dance so much your belly showed out of your agbada! What kind of king are you?” He said, “I’m dancing before God, the God who took the kingdom from your father and gave it to me! That’s the one I’m dancing before! And then he said, “You have not seen anything yet! You thought I danced well today? Tomorrow I’m going to dance more!” That’s when whatever mistake Daddy, God forgave him. He said, “He is my friend because he knows how to praise me! He knows how to dance before me!”

When you read Mark 5:1-20, there was a mad man there that you know by now you are familiar with him – I’ve told you that among mad men he was a mad man. When mad people see him coming, they run! And when God set him free, he was never again occupied by another demon because Jesus said when a demon goes out of a man he goes around knocking at doors, “Can I come into your house?” And you say, “No, no, no, -go!” Then he goes to another place. When there is nobody who will allow him to come in he will go back to his former house and if he finds it empty, clean, not occupied by the Holy Spirit he will go and call other demons that he met on the way, “Come, come, come! I have room in my house!” But in the case of this man no demon ever came near him again? Why? Because everywhere he went he just kept on testifying, telling everybody – “I was mad but j made me whole. I was living among the dead and look at me, I am an evangelist for Jesus!” He kept telling people about what God has done. That’s why I’ve always said, “If God has done something for you – testify – so that the enemy cannot steal your testimony from you.

So to retain your breakthrough, serve him and keep praising him and keep testifying.

Now what do I do now to get more breakthroughs? To get bigger breakthroughs? My friend Solomon is the man that I studied on breakthroughs. In 2 Chronicles 1:6-12 he offered 1,000 burnt offerings to the Lord and God gave him a breakthrough. God visited him that night as he’s going to visit some people again tonight. (Amen!) And God asked him, “Ask whatever you want.” “I can’t think of anything….” If that’s not a breakthrough then what is a breakthrough? I mean, its just let’s say, the richest man in the world suddenly comes to me and gives me his chequebook and he has already signed, he has written my name and he says, “whatever amount you want, put there…..” I’m sure if he does that one for me, he will know he’s in trouble. In fact, I will say, wait a minute! You better put an upper limit otherwise by the time I finish maybe there’ll be very little left for you.” But the One who owns heaven and earth came to Solomon and said “Ask anything you want, just ask, no limit!” That was the first breakthrough for Solomon and he asked for wisdom, he asked for understanding and God said, “I will add djara to it – what you didn’t ask for I will give you!”

Solomon got everything he asked for and then in 2 Chronicles 7:5 Solomon said, “Wait a minute, if I gave 1000 burnt offering and I had a bit how about 22,000 oxen plus 120,000 sheep? What will come as a result of that? “ So he went ahead and he gave 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep. When you get to verse 12, the Bible said, that night God came again. This time God didn’t say, “Ask what you want.” He said, “What you have not even asked for, you’ve already got it!” He said, “I’ve answered all your prayers!”

If you do something and it produces results, if you are wise, you will do it again. Tonight, we’re going to do something that we’ve not done before. In other words we are going to praise God the way we have not done before! Let me say, I want to praise God the way I have not done before because I don’t know about you. I know that whenever we have Holy Ghost Service we always end it up with a Thanksgiving Service. I know that and we give God a thanksgiving offering. We’re going to do the same thing but it will be different. It will be different in the sense that, number one, the offering we will give will be different; that even though we are sitting down, we will really be dancing where we are seated! And then, after the ushers have gone round because we don’t want to hinder them, then we are going to stand up and we are going to dance, even if it is only for 3 minutes and God will look down and say, “I have some Davids at Redemption Camp. We’re going to have a dancing competition here today. We want to see the one who can dance best for the Almighty God. Who thinks he can beat everybody tonight? We shall see! So let the ushers get ready to help us. I don’t know about you but I believe God has given somebody here a breakthrough. I know that there are at least three people here tonight who have received breakthroughs (Amen!) Myself, my wife and somebody else! Who is the other somebody? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Now we want to appeal to the band. You are wonderful people. God had used you mightily in the past. He will continue to use you mightily, but tonight we want the kind of song that you can even dance to when you are sitting down. We will prefer songs that we already know; not new ones that we’ll be learning and then we’ll miss the beat. And if possible, if we could just sing it simply so that while you are trying to put some funny variations we will not miss the beat. We want to really, really show the Almighty God we appreciate Him tonight. Are you ready? Well, over to you…..

O Lord I am very, very grateful, O Lord I am very, very grateful, I say thank You Jesus…..

Alleluia

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

YOUR SUN SHALL RISE AGAIN

4th of August, 2000

Osubare…. Glory be to God! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Let somebody shout “Alleluia!”(Alleluia!)

One day Jesus turned to His disciples and said unto them,  “Who do men say that I am?” “Oh, some said You are Elijah. Some said You are Jeremiah. Some said You are one of the prophets.” Then He turned to them and said, “Who do you say that I am?”

If Jesus were to come here tonight (and I know He’s here already) (Amen!) and He turns to you and says, “Son, daughter, who do you say that I am?”  If He asks me, I know the answer I will give. What will be your own answer? I know He’s the King of Kings!! I know He’s the Lord of Lords!! I know He’s the I AM that I AM!! I know He’s the Ancient of Days! Go ahead! Answer that question. Jesus is asking you now – “Who do you say that I am?”

I know You are the Saviour. I know You are the Healer! I know You are the Deliverer! I know You are the Miracle Worker! I know there is no one like You! I know power belongs to You! I know who You are! You are the Son of the Living God! All power belong to You. I know who You are! You are the Ancient of Days! You are the Rock of Ages. You are the Unchangeable Lord! You are the Alpha! You are the Omega! You are the beginning! You are the ending! I know who You are! I know You are the Sun of Righteousness. I know You are the Bright and Morning Star! I know You are the Light of the World! I know You are the Resurrection and the Life! I know Your Name is Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace! I know who You are and that’s why I worship You. That’s why I bow before You. That’s why I give You all glory. That’s why I give You all honour. I know who You are! Oh yes, I know that You have no beginning. You have no ending. I know there is nothing You cannot do. I know all power belong to You. I know that at Your Name every knee must bow. I know who You are. I know You are the One from the very beginning with God! I know You are the Word. I know You are the Life! I know You are the Resurrection! I know You are the hope of the hopeless! I know who You are! I know You are the Great Physician! I know there is no sickness You cannot heal! I know You are the Great Deliverer! I know there is nothing that You cannot do! There’s no captive that You cannot set free! I know – I know who You are. You are the Christ! You are the Anointed One! Oh yes, I know who You are!  You are the Great Comforter! You are the original Comforter! You are the One that was sent and You healed! You are the One who set the captives free! I know who You are and I worship You! I adore You! I magnify Your Holy Name! I bless You! You are the Holy One of Israel! You are the soon-coming King! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! Thank You Father! Amen

Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy is the Lord, Alleluia!  …. Mighty is the Lord…. Blessed is the Lord, Jesus is the Lord…. Thank You Father!

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, everything that the devil has stolen from you shall be restored! (Amen!)

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, again and again you were almost about to grasp your miracle and then it slipped out of your hand. The Lord asked me to tell you, tonight, the sun will rise for you. (Amen!) Thank You Father!

The Lord said there’s someone here tonight, more than 3 times you were to be promoted but somebody sat on it. The Lord asked me to tell you, He has set fire to the buttocks of that person. (Amen!)

The Lord said there’s a young fellow here today, your professors have lost hope over you.  They said your brain is dead. The Lord asked me to tell you, you will surprise your professors.

Father, we bless Your Name. You are worthy. You are great. You are mighty. You are glorious! You are holy! You are powerful. Glory be to Your Holy Name! There is no one like You. Anyone pretending to be like You is just a fool. You have no beginning. You have no ending. Nobody made You. You made all things. You made the heavens. You made the earth. You made even the devil and You can control everything. Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Tonight take all the glory and surprise us all. (Amen!) Bless us all. (Amen!) Thank You Daddy! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Let somebody shout “Alleluia!” (Alleluia!)

Shake hands with one or two people and tell them God will surprise you tonight!” But my surprise will be bigger than yours. Glory be to God! And then you may be seated.

Those of you who are outside and you cannot find a seat anywhere, that’s why there was no rain today – so you can sit on the grass (Amen!) Glory be to God!

This is Holy Ghost Night and the Holy Ghost Night of the Convention –  anything goes! Whichever direction the Holy Spirit wants to go that’s the direction we shall go! One thing I know is that at the end of tonight there will be so many shouts of joy. (Amen!) Because of certain little children that may want to sleep let’s start with them.

Some people came here that were barren. By the time they came last year convention – they came with pregnancy. Glory be to God! At the time we said it’s not the pregnancy we want to see, we want to see the babies. So if you are one of such people get ready to come forward with your baby. And then last year some people came, trusting God for the fruit of the womb. This year they are here with their children so these people should come also. And then those of you will remember that there was a special service for the barren last September. Many of them are here again with their children so bring the children forward so we can bless them. Come, come with the children now! Now! Amen! It will take a lot of time if I say we should be counting those of you who are here but the ushers can still try and get me a rough idea. I know some people are still coming. Now among those of you here, how many of you got twins? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ,8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,14,15,16,17,18,19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27……

Let’s bow our heads in prayer. Father, once again we want to bless Your Name because there’s no one like You. Thank You for all You’ve already done. Thank You for what You will yet do. Glory be to Your Holy Name! Tonight Father, we are praying specially that everyone of us here will receive a touch from You; that we will experience Your miracles in a dimension we have never seen before and at the end of everything, let Your Name be glorified! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!). Amen! Amen! Now if you are going to receive a miracle tonight shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!). If your own is going to be the biggest miracle of all, shout the biggest Alleluia!(Alleluia!)

The topic we want to speak on briefly tonight is that your sun shall rise again. Tell your neighbour – “My sun shall rise again!” Say it as if you mean it! The Bible says, in Ecclesiastes 9:4, it says, if I put it in modern language – it said, where there is life, there is hope. As long as you are still breathing there is hope for you and you are here tonight, you are breathing, I can assure you the devil has lost the battle over you! (Amen!)

When we say the sun shall rise again that can mean several things to several people. To the sick it means you shall be well again and it doesn’t matter how long the sickness or disease had been on you. In John 5:1-9 we find that there was a man who had been sick for 38 years but the day that the sun of righteousness paid him a visit, that day his own sun rose again. And it doesn’t matter how helpless you may be in your present situation because there is someone whose name is Jesus who can help the helpless. I am confident that tonight you will receive help in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

In Mark 2:1-12 the Bible tells us the story of a man sick of the palsy who could in no way turn himself but 4 people carried him to Jesus. They carried him in but he walked back home and my Daddy has assured me tonight that there is at least one fellow here that they carried in tonight and he’s going to walk away tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Because the Bible says in Romans 8:11, the Bible says, if the spirit that raised Jesus Christ from the dead dwell in you that same Spirit will quicken your mortal body. No matter how sick you are tonight the Spirit of the Almighty God is going to bring healings to you in Jesus’ Name! I am confident that the blind shall see again! I am confident that the deaf shall hear again! I am confident that that the dumb shall speak again! I am confident that the lame shall walk again! If you believe with me will you say ‘Amen!’ Loud and clear! (Amen!)

Many of you remember the testimony of a brother when we had a Holy Ghost Night at the National Stadium and the Almighty God said there’s someone here who had only one kidney and that one kidney is giving trouble and God said He was giving him 2 brand new kidneys! It was Saturday morning. On Monday he went to see his doctor and they found 2 brand new kidneys there!

The reason I tell you this story is because God said there is another man here tonight with only one kidney and that 1 kidney is failing and the Lord asked me to tell you – 2 brand new kidneys now! (Amen!) And how will you know? You yourself know that even 1 kidney is a problem because you are so weak but because God has given you 2 new kidneys your strength is returning. Before I finish preaching you’ll be able to run up and down anywhere here. Thank You Father!

The Lord also said there is a woman here, the doctors have told you that your child, the child in your womb is leg first. The Lord asked me to tell you He’s turning the baby now! (Amen!)

When we say that the sun shall rise again it means to the poor that the poor shall be rich again. In other words, if there is someone here who used to be rich but now has become poor – I have good news for you. The tide is going to turn for you right now! (Amen!) because there is someone called Jesus, the sun of righteousness! He’s the owner of the earth and the fullness thereof. Silver is His. Gold is His, the cattle upon a 1,000 hills belong to Him and the Bible says in Philippians 4:19, it said, my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus’. So if there’s any one here tonight that is so poor that he’s almost losing hope, I have good news for you – your sun shall rise again!(Amen!) I didn’t hear your Amen to that one! (Amen!)

The sun shall rise again means something else to those who are captives. In other words, if there are people who are bound by forces of darkness ‘the sun shall rise again’ means that the captives shall be free. And it doesn’t matter how many demons may be working on your case, the God that drove away more than 1,00 demons from one man is still on His throne! I know, God who has never lost a battle He will fight your battles for you and He will give you victory tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)!

When we say that the sun shall rise again it means that the hopeless shall begin to hope again.  No matter how hopeless the situation, if the Sun of righteousness steps into your situation things will change. You know the story of Lazarus in John 11. He had been dead and buried for 4 days. Even the relatives said, “It is too late!” But it is never too late with Jesus Christ. Tell your neighbour, “My own will never be too late for God!” In fact, tell the fellow, “My sun is going to rise tonight!

When Jesus Christ said to Martha, “Your brother shall rise again.” …  “ Oh yes, I know one of these days, in the resurrection morn….” Jesus Christ said, “I’m talking about now! “ Brethren, let me ask you brethren, when do you want your miracle? Do you want to wait till next year’s Convention? The day that Jesus Christ said that Lazarus would rise, that was the day he rose! My own sun of righteousness is here tonight and I know my sun will rise again!

The Bible says that Jesus Christ is the hope of the hopeless so it doesn’t matter what your situation, the sick shall be well again; the poor shall be rich again; the captives shall be free again; the hopeless shall begin to hope again. Only one thing is very important. What do I do so that my sun can rise today?

Number One – you must find out what I did in the past that caused my sun to set. Because in Proverbs 26:2 the Bible says, the curse causeless shall not come. There’s always something that led to the problem that you are in now and when you check very well – almost invariably it is disobedience to God. Fortunately, the Bible says in Proverbs 28:13, it says: he that covereth his sins shall not prosper; whosoever will confess and forsake them shall obtain mercy. Somebody will obtain mercy here tonight. (Amen!) As soon as you know what you did wrong that caused your sun to set, confess your sins to God, make up your mind to forsake them and wherever possible restitute your ways. After that only one thing more remains – that is to cry to God for mercy and say, “Father, be merciful unto me!”

We all know the story of Samson very well. He was a strong man, a mighty man, he was a sun shining bright but then he kept on disobeying God again and again and then one day his sun set and his enemies plucked out his eyes. But then the Bible says, one day Samson cried unto God and said, “O Lord! Strengthen me just one more time! Just one more time!” In other words he was saying, “God! Just let my sun rise just one more time!” And his sun rose, just one more time and the Bible says he destroyed more enemies this second time round than before!

I am confident that there are some people here today, their Golden Age is just about to begin! I am confident that there are people here who will now begin to know the true meaning of joy from now on! (Amen!) because their sun is just about to rise.

I’ve told you the story of a woman before – when she was a young, beautiful girl, she was fooling around. She became pregnant and went to a quack doctor for abortion and they didn’t do a good job. By the time they rushed her to the hospital the doctors knew there was only one way to save her life and that was to cut off her womb. So they cut off the womb and she survived. Then she grew up and got married. Now, automatically, if you have no womb and get married you know that you can’t expect a child, so she kept on asking God for a child because she became a Christian – she was troubling the Pastor. So one day the Pastor said, “Woman! What’s wrong? Everybody I had prayed for, they’ve brought forth their children. How come your own case is different?” Then she confessed. She said, “I have no womb.” So the Pastor said, “You have no womb and you are asking me to pray for a child?” She said, “Yes. You are the one who taught us that with God nothing shall be impossible.” Tell your neighbour, “My own will not be impossible here tonight!” From that day the Pastor began to dodge her. Any time he saw her coming, he will run. One day the woman lifted her eyes to the Almighty God. She said, “I’m not looking unto the Pastor anymore. I’m looking unto You who made me. I know I’ve sinned. I have confessed my sin and I have decided to forsake my sin. I need mercy!” That night she had a dream and in the dream she saw herself completely naked. She saw a huge man that walked right through the wall holding the skin of an animal in his hand. She was so frightened she couldn’t move and the man walked towards her and wrapped the skin of the animal round her waist and the man disappeared. The woman woke up shaking but suddenly she knew that God had given her a new womb. Today, I think she has 5 children.

Tonight the sun is going to rise for somebody. If you are the one wave your hand to the Almighty God and say, “Yes, it is me, it is me O Lord!”

And then once the sun rises there are certain things you must do so that your sun will never set again:

Number Onecling to Jesus. What do I ask you to do to Him? Cling to Him! When Jesus opened the eyes of Bartemeus, the Bible said, he followed Jesus on the way. He refused to leave Jesus! “You caused my sun to rise! I will stay with You!” The Bible says in Psalm 91 verse 1, it said, he that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. God is going to perform something special in your life tonight! But stay, stay with Him, so that your sun will never set again.

Now if you are going to stay with Him because birds of the same feather flock together, you must now make up your mind you want to live a life of holiness. You cannot expect the Almighty to give you a miracle if you want to go back to a life of sin.  I have told you the story of a woman who came here for Convention trusting God or children and we prayed for everybody and the following year she came back to challenge us. “You asked me to come, I came. You prayed for me like you were supposed to pray, how come that I’m not yet pregnant?” I was going to begin to talk and say, “God has His own timetable.” When God said, “Ask her how many boyfriends she has.” So I asked her, “God asked me to ask you how many boyfriends do you have?” And she said, “Only six.” In addition to her husband! Only six! And she’s expecting a child from God! You want God to give you a new beginning? You have to make up your mind to forsake sin. Once you do that your sun will never set again.

Is anybody here tonight who is ready to call on the Almighty God and say, “Father, let my sun rise again!” Is anybody like that here tonight? Let’s stand on our feet for just a few minutes.

We’re going to call on the Almighty God and say, “Father, I am here tonight, I am not here to joke! …… Anything between me and my sunrise I command you now, go into the sea!” Let us pray brethren, let us pray – open your mouth and cry to the Lord!  Blessèd be Your Holy Name! Thank you my Father Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!) The Bible says You will have whatsoever you say. Now I want you to open your mouth and say: “Everything in my life that is causing people to say, “Where is your God” I reject it tonight! Open your mouth and pray! Everything in my life, every reproach, those things causing people to say, “Where is my God?” I reject you tonight – be it sickness, or barrenness, or poverty or failure, whatever it is that is in my life, that is causing people to say,  “Where is my God?” I reject you tonight! I reject you tonight! ….  Glory be to Your Name Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

And now I want you to call on God and say. “Father, just one more time, let my sun rise! Let my sun rise! Let my sun rise! Just one more time let my sun rise O Lord! Let my sun rise! Let my sun rise! Physically, materially, spiritually, emotionally, ministerially Lord God Almighty! Let my sun rise and I will give You glory~ Thank You Father! Blessèd be Your Holy Name!” In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now you know what is most crucial in your mind tonight. God is here. The Holy Spirit is here right now. Whatever is your greatest need, go ahead, ask the Almighty God now. Ask God now! “Thank you my Father! Blessèd be Your Holy Name! We want to praise You Lord! We want to magnify Your holy Name! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Thank You Lord!” In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Finally, the Bible says, love your neighbour like yourself. I want you to join your hand to the fellow next to you. You have already prayed for yourself, now pray for your neighbour and say,  “Father, whatever miracle this your son or daughter needs, give him now!” Let’s talk to the Almighty God! Every miracle that this your child needs, give him now Father, give him now Father! Give him now! Give him now! The Ancient of Days! the miracle that this your son needs, that will make his joy full, Father give him now, give him now, give him today! Let his sun rise today! Let his sun rise again today! Give him a brand new beginning – of health, of joy, of health, of prosperity, of anointing, of victory, give him a brand new beginning. Let his sun rise again! Let his sun rise again! This one more time O Lord! Let his sun rise again! O my Father and my God! Every miracle that he needs, that will make his joy full, give him now! Give him now! Give him as I pray! Lord give him now! Give him right now to the glory of Your holy Name! Every thing that he needs, that will make his joy full –  give him now! Lord God Almighty! give him now! Give him now as I pray! Surprise him! Surprise him! Surprise him! Surprise him this very moment O Lord! O Lord! Let him sing a new song! Let him sing a new song! Let him sing a new song! Let him sing a new song of joy, of victory O Lord! Of promotion! Of progress! Father, give him a brand new song! Thank You Father! Blessèd be Your Holy Name! Thank You Jesus! …. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

As you have prayed so shall it be in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Everything you have asked for you shall get tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Beginning from now your joy shall overflow (Amen!) So shall it be. (Amen!) In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Let somebody shout “Alleluia!” (Alleluia!)

While we were praying Daddy said there’s someone here, one eye is gone. The second one was going but the two of them had been fully restored now! (Amen!)

While we were praying Daddy said, there’s a woman here with a lump in your armpit. You can check it has disappeared. Alleluia! Glory be to God! God bless you! You may be seated for a while.

I told you earlier on that Daddy said there’s at least someone here tonight that was carried in that will walk away. Now I don’t know who that fellow is. I don’t even know if the number is going to be only one but there’s only one way to find out. All those who were carried here let them be brought forward now for prayers. ….. Amen!

Now those of you who brought them can you just move back, move back now, move back so that we know those people that we want to pray for.  Please move back, move back! Only those that were brought, that were carried in should stay here now. The rest of you move back! If you don’t move back we can’t continue!  move back, move back those of you who brought these people.  Do you hear my English? Move back! Thank you! Move back a little further, just a little further! Only those who were brought in should remain. The rest of you should move back! All right! Amen! Amen! Let’s be silent please! And that includes ushers. Let’s be silent please.

Now what I’m going to do, I’m going to call upon the elders and the State Pastors and the guest ministers. They will please come and lay hands on these people. And as they pray the rest of us we will join them praying. It is God that will do this thing – not man. Let’s begin to pray. I think you better come up here, come up here. Come up here! You won’t be able to pass through them. Come and start from here! Come to the stage first and then from the stage you can … now the rest of us let’s join them in prayer.

Let’s begin to pray for these people. That it will not just be one fellow who will walk away that it will be many. Let’s begin to pray! Let’s begin to pray! Let’s begin to pray! ……You are unchangeable, God, You are unchangeable God…. Amen!  There are still some of you who are not allowing the ministers to reach those that they want to pray for. Move back – there is space at the back – move back so that they can come and reach you and pray. Please move back. Move back! The miracle is already happening. Move back so that we can reach the rest! Glory be to God! Please go on praying, go on praying! The Lord is already moving. Don’t worry you will see all the others. Let’s be able to reach the rest. Let’s pray a little more! Let’s pray a little more! Glory be to God! And those of you that had been prayed for now begin to do what you had not been able to do before! Begin to move! Begin to move! Begin to move! I can see one here already. I can see a second one. Keep going! Keep going! Don’t stop! Don’t stop! Keep going! Keep going! Keep going! Now begin to exercise your faith – give them room so that they can move! Give them room! That’s why there’s plenty of room at the back. Please let them move! Let them exercise their faith!

There’s another one going on here! Glory be to God! There’s one jumping up and down here! Blessèd be the Name of the Lord! The rest of you, begin to exercise your faith! The anointing is already working! How I wish these people will just move back! If you have been prayed for move back and then exercise your faith. There is plenty of space behind you! As we worship in Your presence there is healing, the Holy Spirit’s gentle touch is moving, Jesus we believe, Jesus there is healing in Your Name…I am the Lord that healeth thee, I am the Lord Your healer….

Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! Blessèd be the Name of the Lord! O Glory be to God! Now I can see several of them already moving – not five, not seven, many of them are already on the move. Maybe as they begin to go back we will begin to see them walking because those who are at the back are not allowing those who want to move to move. Now if you have been prayed for begin to go back to your seat. The anointing is already working. Many of you before you get to your seat you will be completely whole. Now begin to go, begin to go! And those of you already moving just keep on moving!  Those of you already moving just keep on moving!  Let’s begin to go now – God bless you! Because those of you who are standing there at the back can you begin to go? Begin to go! Begin to go now! So that even as you go, you yourself will be able to exercise your faith and then you will give room to those who are already moving to be able to move more! Let’s give the Lord a big hand as you begin to go! ….

Praise ye the Lord O my soul….. Today oh! I lift up my voice in prayer… Lift him up higher…. Jesu olore o…

… Glory be to God! Thank You Lord! Glory be to God! There is one man here who has just received his sight. Let’s give the Lord a big hand for that one also. Now those of you that had been prayed for just turn back and begin to go back to your seat – as you do so – the power of God will begin to manifest in your life. Just obey. He has done so much already – still working and you are not going to need that walking stick any more! I’m talking to that man over there. You won’t need that walking stick any more! So just keep going now, keep going! Begin to go to your seating places now!  O Glory be to God! Let’s praise Him a little more! Let’s praise Him! Let’s praise Him! The power of God is still working. How I wish you would just be obedient and just now turn back and begin to go.

 …. You are highly lifted up, there is no one like You – Alle-, Alle-, Alle- Alleluia!  Jehovah, You are the Most High, You are the Most High God

I wonder why there is no camera here at all! A second one has received his sight here. The camera – you are not showing us what’s going on here or why do you concentrate on that … I think you have several cameras, What about the first one? Where was the first one? That one is gone. The cameras should be here too to cover some of these things. Glory be to God! Well let’s praise God a little more! …You are the Most High, You are the Most High God…. 

All right the rest of us can go and sit down now. We just have to continue. God bless you! You have been prayed for. I can assure you, the God that has done the others will do your own soon – very, very soon! You see, you can hear the others who are getting their miracle just as they are about to reach their seat! So you too begin to go. Very soon they’ll be shouting about your case too. Now go back to your seat God bless you!

Victory, victory, Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! …I will lift Him higher, I will lift Him higher…O ti se o, baba ti se o… Satan na you go lose, satan na you go lose, all gira gira wey you dey do, na you go lose, Jesus na you go reign, forever and ever Jesus na you go reign… Almighty God, Hallowed be Thy Name, Hallowed be Thy Name… .Alleluia! Let somebody shout “Alleluia!” (Alleluia!) Tell the next fellow to you: “The God of miracles will do my own too!” Say it as if you mean it!

Now because so much time had been taken. We will just go straight ahead without any break and just keep on enjoying God until when ever He asks us to stop. Daddy said I should pray for certain people tonight.

First are the children. Amen! Now because of the crowd the space here definitely cannot take all the children here, so what I want you to do is parents, take those children in your arms and stand up wherever you are with these children in your arms. We want to pray for the children now. Now before I pray here, I want the rest of us to please pray for every child that is here. Pray that the devil will have none of these children. This is a very serious prayer. Please pray. We have been seeing several cases of children that are five year olds, six year olds that are already witches!  I want you to open your mouth and pray that the devil will have none of these children – please pray! Pray as if they are your own children! Pray because they might be your brothers; they might be your sisters! Pray for their children! That the devil will have none of these children! Pray for these children!  Thank You Father! Alleluia! Alleluia! Father! Blessèd be Your Holy Name In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father, I commit every child that is on this campground into Your hands. I know that the devil is going all over recruiting candidates for his kingdom. I pray Father, that all these children will be covered in Your blood. (Amen!) That the devil will have none of these children in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) I pray that every child here today will grow up to become a vessel unto honour in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) So shall it be in Jesus’ mighty Name. (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen!

The next group we are going to pray for are students. So students all over the place stand on your feet now and I want you to shout ‘Alleluia!’ Like students! (Alleluia!) And now with your own mouth cry to the Almighty God for divine wisdom, for divine understanding. Tell the Almighty God, “I want to be better than my professors and I want to used my wisdom to serve you. “ Pray students! Open your mouth and pray! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Father, Your word says, If any lack wisdom let him ask God. I’m asking for wisdom for these Your children, and understanding. I’m asking for sunrise brains for them! I want them to go back to their colleges as bright as ever! (Amen!) Let it be so in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Every one of them here tonight, let them be better than their professors! (Amen!) And the wisdom You are giving them, the knowledge You are giving them, let them use for Your glory in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) And Father all those bad friends that could lure them into cults keep them far away from Your children in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let the students shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Now I want to pray for those who are trusting God for partners. If you are in that category I want you to stand and with your own mouth cry to the Lord and say, “Father, I’m tired of loneliness. Before the end of this year, settle my case” And the rest of us let’s pray for them! Let’s pray for them that the Almighty God will settle the cases of these children that before the end of this year their matters will be settled. Let’s call on the Almighty! This is a very special day. I am committing all these Your sons and daughters into Your hand. Your word says, it is not good that man should live alone. As many as would desire to be married of these Your children before the end of this year, settle their cases Lord! (Amen!) In Your own supernatural way, settle their own cases O Lord (Amen!) and we’ll give You glory for it. (Amen!) In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen!

Now I want to pray for those who want financial breakthrough. Only those people should stand now. Ah! What am I seeing? Does it mean that all of you are standing? I thought some of you are already very rich. You want more! I want you to open your mouth and pray and say,” Father, very soon, I want to be able to sponsor the Convention.” Go ahead, talk to the Almighty God Thank You Jesus! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Father, Your word says, if we will be obedient to You we will lend to nations and we will never borrow. I hereby decree for all Your children here, ‘You shall never borrow again! ‘(Amen!) I hereby decree, those of you who are in debt right now, before the end of this year, every kobo would have been paid. (Amen!) From now on, whatever you touch shall prosper. (Amen!) In the mighty Name of Jesus you will cross the border of poverty forever. (Amen!) From now on, you will enjoy supernatural abundance! (Amen!) In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Glory be to God!

Now while you are still standing let us pray for Nigeria and call on the Almighty God; every enemy of this nation, Father, silence them! Let’s call on the Almighty God. “Every enemy of this nation, wherever they may be – Father, silence them! Silence them! Silence them! Every enemy of this nation, wherever they may be – Father, silence them! To the glory of Your Name keep them quiet in a permanent manner so that it may be well with this nation. So that there may be progress, so that there may be peace. So that there may be prosperity. Every enemy of this nation – Father, silence them! Completely! Permanently! To the glory of Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Father, we commit Nigeria into Your hands. Every enemy of this nation silence them! (Amen!) We have suffered enough. We want progress now. We want peace now! We want prosperity now! Every enemy of this nation silence them permanently! (Amen!) And all the nations that are represented here, the enemies of al these nations, silence them O Lord! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen!

Now we have just about two prayers more and then we’ll move on. We want to pray for the ministers. So I’m going to ask all ministers of the gospel from whatever denominationcould you just move quietly to the front here. If we pray for our ministers we are praying for ourselves. Let’s pray for all the ministers that God will anoint them that there’ll be sunrise in their ministries. Let’s stretch our hands towards these ministers of God and pray for them from the bottom of our hearts. That the Almighty God will bless these ministers and prosper their ministries. That the Almighty God will increase His anointing upon them; that the sun will rise in their ministries; that the sun will rise in their homes. Let’s pray for all our ministers. They’ve been ministering to us let’s minister to them. They’ve been praying for us, let’s pray for them. Let’s open our mouth and pray for them that they won’t get tired; that they won’t fall; that they won’t fail; that the plan of the devil over them will fail; that they will not backslide; that it will be well with them all the days of their lives. Let’s pray, let’s pray for all ministers. If you love them please pray for them that it will be well for all ministers. If their anointing should increase, it will benefit you. If they pray once and miracles happen, you will reap the benefits. Pray for them that their ministries will expand; that mighty revivals will break out in their own ministries; that the Almighty God will continue to use them for His own glory; that they won’t fail, that they won’t fall; that any trap that Satan may be setting for them, the enemy himself will fall into the trap. Please pray, pray for the ministers! This is a very important prayer – please pray for these ministers!  God wants us to pray for them tonight – let’s pray for them! They spend hours praying for us! At least for five minutes let us pray for them; that God will help them; that God will strengthen them that God will promote them; that God will prosper them! That they will never fail; that they will never fall; that the devil will have no place in their homes; that the devil will have no place whatsoever in their marriages, in the lives of their children! Pray, pray for the ministers!

Father, these are Your servants. I have some very special requests for them tonight. Father, I want You to make each one of them so hot that the enemy will never be able to touch them. (Amen!) Father, You promised, You said You will make Your ministers flames of fire. These people Lord are constantly ministering in congregations where there are witches and wizards. Many of them have to contend with demons that pretend to be women. Father, tonight! Make Your servants flames of fire in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Lord God Almighty! Your Word says, Touch not my anointed and do my servants no harm. Lord I pray, because these are Your servants in the forefront of the battle, every arrow of the enemy, return to sender in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)! Almighty God Your Word says, Fear not little flocks it is the will of Your Father in heaven to give you the Kingdom.” There are many ministries here Lord, that are struggling. They have fasted, they have prayed, they have studied Your Word they had done everything they knew and yet the churches are not growing. My Father and my God, what you have done for me, do for them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)! Open doors unto them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)! And as they begin to succeed (Amen!) keep them pure (Amen!) keep them holy (Amen!) keep them humble (Amen!) keep them anointed (Amen!) keep them rejoicing (Amen!) and keep them growing (Amen!) In Your kingdom, don’t let one of them be found wanting! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!) Let somebody shout “Alleluia!” (Alleluia!)

I think we have to sing a song or two because these people are so many – while they are going…. O Lord I am very, very happy for all You have done for me, O Lord I am very, very grateful for all You have done for me…..

Amen! Now the last group. It’s a very, slightly serious one. I’m going to call all of them together so you won’t know who is who. Now if you are one of the people I’m going to mention now and you fail to come out, your blood will be on your own head, I’ve done my duty:

The Lord said there are some people here tonight who have entered into a covenant to die on their wedding day. The Almighty God wants to destroy that covenant tonight if you come out and we say a simple prayer for you.

The Lord said there are two boys here of the same parents, and they have been committing sodomy, they have been practicing homosexuality. And the Lord asked me to tell these boys that they are heading straight for AIDS unless they come and we pray for them tonight to break that yoke on them.

Group number three, the Lord said there is someone here who has regularly been preparing bean cakes (akara) with human blood. The Lord said He wants to set you free but if you fail to come very soon your own blood will be used to fry bean cakes.

Group number four, the Lord said there is a woman here who said, my child will only have her own child after my death. The Lord asked me to tell you, your child is going to become pregnant this month but that He in His infinite mercy is about to take death away from you, if you will come now.

Group number five, the Lord says, there are some people here tonight who are passionately angry with Him. And He asked me to call you forward so that on His behalf, the quarrel can be solved.

Now all these people I have called, I am going to count up to ten because I know what my Daddy told me. This is not something I dreamt about, so I know you are out there. I’m going to count up to ten. If you are in any of these groups and you are not out by the time I count ten, I have done my duty, the rest is up to you.

One….two….three… four…. Amen! O Lord of Hosts, the All-Knowing God, I thank You because there is no secret with You. Thank You for loving these people, for stretching out Your loving hands to rescue them from the fate of Satan. Father, accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)! You are the One who knew that they were here and You brought them out so that You can set them free. Let them be free. (Amen!) Father, let them be free. (Amen!) Everything they’ve done in the past contrary to Your Will forgive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)! Mighty Saviour tonight, whatever link might be between these people and forces of darkness, I decree that they be destroyed. (Amen!) Whatever it is that is causing anger between them and You the Almighty God, Father resolve tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)! And every plant that You did not plant, that the devil had planted into their system, uproot tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)! Let them end up as vessels unto honour in Your hands. (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Praise the Lord! God bless you! you may go. Let’s give the Lord a big hand for deliverance, for victory for these people. Is that all you can do?

Jesus Christ is Lord, Jesus Christ is Lord amen! 

Now we’ve already had a wonderful night. If we stop now we have something to praise God about. But as usual with my Daddy He has just brought one up now and it’s a very tough one.

The Lord said there’s someone here, you made a charm with a live tortoise.  Now the way the charm is made you can’t throw it away;  you can’t kill the tortoise and yet you don’t want it anymore. The Lord asked me to call you forward so that He can use His superior power to set you free.   I will count up to ten.   If you don’t get here by the time I say ten’ I will say, “I agree, I must have been a liar, so we will just close the part.” One… I don’t think she understands what we are talking about. I think I’ve seen three or four of the people who understand what I’m talking about in front. In case there are more may I go on to eight…  nine…. Okay, Glory be to God! There are quite a few out here but Daddy says there is still one. Because of the great mercy of God I will start again from one. You made a charm with a tortoise. You don’t want it anymore but because of the way it was made you can’t throw it away and the tortoise is about to do and when the tortoise dies you know the result. So I’m going to count up to ten one more time.  I will then pray for those in front and leave the rest.  One…..

Father, I thank You. Right now my Lord and my Saviour, the blood that conquered Satan, let it conquer for these Your children! Father, the link between these people and the tortoise let Your fire consume! Father, right now, let the fire consume! When the tortoise dies, let it die with all its repercussions. Set these Your children free now and glorify Your Name. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout “Alleluia!” (Alleluia!) God bless you! you can go.

Thank you very much God bless you! I’m hearing other things but I think we have to beg God. I have to beg God on this one…. Anyway, I will say it. Tough one! ~

The Lord said there’s a woman here – before you became born again you used to wash your private part and use the water to cook for your husband. Now! The reason Daddy is calling your case is because he said you are about to develop cancer in your private part. If you find it difficult to come out I will understand but I’m sorry, I’m not the one calling you forward. If you come that cancer will not develop. If you don’t come, after all you are a child of God now, once you make it to heaven that’s all that’s important. I mean something has to kill somebody. But if you come now God will take care of the situation.

No you don’t need to block. I think this fellow will need to kneel by the altar. Thank You Jesus! Please, please move. They are not coming to carry me away from you…. Thank You Father! I’ll wait ten seconds because I know there may be one or two coming from a long distance. Well as you come, talk to the Almighty God and ask Him to forgive you; that as it has pleased Him to expose your fault, He will also wipe away everything with His blood ……Thank You Jesus! Now I will count up to five if you are not here by then. It will mean you don’t mean business.

Let us pray. Father, thank You for Your love; thank You for Your patience. Father accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Forgive these Your daughters. (Amen!) The blood that cleanses from all sins, let the blood cleanse them from all their sins. (Amen!) And the danger that is coming their way Father, cancel in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) As long as they never do it again Father, cancel the danger in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You my Father. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Congratulations! you can go. Let’s give the Lord a big hand! This is great deliverance!

He is exalted, the King is exalted on high…..

Now, oh, my God! Now, this time I’ve heard something good. The Lord said there’s someone here before this month is over you are going to have the biggest financial breakthrough you ever had! (Amen!) But Daddy asked me to tell you that only 50% is for you, 50% is for Him.

I’m happy I’ve heard another good one! The Lord said, there’s someone here, since the evening started the fellow had been quietly weeping. The Lord asked me to tell you, weep no more because I’ve heard your prayers (Amen!)

Alleluia! I think Daddy will have to let me go. All right I have to obey. This one is a tough one.

The Lord said there is a woman here. Number one you drove out the wife of the husband you have now married. Number two the child that you met in the house, you arranged for her death. All this happened before you got born again. The Lord said, the only reason He’s calling your case forward is because of the law of harvest that whatsoever you sow you shall reap and that the harvest is always greater than the seed. The Lord said it is only if you come out now, that’s the only reason any of the children you have born for your husband will be alive before the end of the year. So for the sake of these children, please come out. You know this is a secret nobody knows. It’s entirely between you and God. He revealed it to me so He can solve this problem. So He can tell the devil…. Ushers please attend to that fellow. I’m going to count up to ten. It may be difficult to come out. If you don’t come out by ten I will continue. One… your fate is sealed. I know it’s difficult but you will never get another opportunity like this. And I know you are out there. Don’t you love your children? Ah! Okay, Glory be to God!

Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Keep coming, keep coming… I plead the blood of the Lamb over these Your daughters. There is no sinner too bad for You to save. Saul of Tarsus killed many and yet he became Your apostle. Forgive these Your daughters. Remove the curse from them. Protect their children and let the children Lord God Almighty! grow up to become vessels unto honour in Your hands in Jesus’ Name!. Thank You my Father. Thank You because I believe it is done. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Praise the Lord! You can go back to your seats.

I feel a release now Glory be to God! I’m sure you know that at times it’s a very difficult job being someone who can hear from God. But I’m happy to tell you that the Almighty God who reveals secrets has also told me that there is someone here today is the beginning of your joy. If you are that one shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Well we have run out of time and it is our tradition when God has moved mightily in our midst like this we do a thanksgiving service quickly. So now the ushers will come and help us and we will give a thanksgiving offering to God for what He has done tonight. Who knows before we finish He might speak to us again and even if He doesn’t I’m sure somebody’s joy is already full. The sun of somebody has risen. Who is that fellow? Let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) We will remain seated. The band will lead us in some good music…

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Pastor E.A Adeboye

HANNAH’S PRAYER – 1

1st of September, 2000

As far as I’m concerned I know that my joy is already full. … He is the King of Kings, He is the Lord of Lords, His Name is Jesus…What a mighty God we serve….. Let’s give the Lord a big hand! Glory be to God! Thank You Father!

Father! We want to bless Your Holy Name because You are worthy to be praised. We bow down before You. We give you all glory. We give You all honour! We give You all adoration because the day has come at last when You are going to perfect that which concerns all Your children. Glory, glory, glory, glory, glory be to Your Holy Name. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Tonight Father, whatever may remain as enemies in the way of fruitfulness of Your children, destroy in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Tonight, let every barren become fruitful (Amen!) So that Your Name forever will be glorified! Thank You Daddy! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

1 Samuel 1 –  God bless You! You may be seated! –  from verse 9 to 20….        1 Samuel 1:9-20. I will read it in English, the Yorubas can follow as we read along:

9 So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of the LORD. 10 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore. 11 And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head. 12 And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli marked her mouth. 13 Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken. 14 And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee. 15 And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD. 16 Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto. 17 Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him. 18 And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.  19 And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the LORD remembered her. 20 Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD.

Now we are going to read verses 19 and 20 together in English…..  Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!). I just want to talk to you very, very briefly on the prayer of Hannah. I will be very brief. I will just give you the skeleton and the Almighty God will cover it with flesh.

Hannah knew that there is a living God. Hebrews 11:6 says, He that cometh to God must believe that God exists. And I am sure you are here tonight because you know that there is a living God.

Number 2. She knows that this God can do anything. The Bible says in Psalm 62:11 that God has spoken once, twice have I heard him, that power belongs to God. The God that you have come to meet tonight is the one who said, Power belongs to me. He has the power to do anything as Luke 1:37 said, with God nothing shall be impossible. God had handled a case more serious than her own before. Hannah was not 90 years old. So she knew that the God that did that of Sarah is still on His throne and if God could do that of Sarah, she knew that God could do her own. And I’m sure that God can do my own too!

Number 4 Hannah knew that God is no respecter of persons. The Bible says in Acts 10:34 that God is no respecter of persons. And in every nation wherever we find those people who fear Him they are accepted of Him. So Hannah knew that if God had done it for someone before. He could do it for me! If God could take somebody who had been barren for 23 years and give that woman a child. As we saw here last month, I am sure He will do your own also. (Amen!)

Number five Hannah knew that what God had done before He can do it again because Malachi 3:6 says, I am the Lord, I change not and Hebrews 13:8 says, Jesus Christ the same, yesterday and today and forever. If He has ever made one barren person fruitful before then I am sure He can do it again. That’s why I’m confident that those who are here tonight trusting the Lord for the fruit of the womb, by this time next year, they will also be rejoicing. (Amen!)

Number Six, Hannah knew that where man can fail, God cannot because the Bible says in Numbers 23:19, it said God is not a man that he should lie, neither the son of man that he should repent; thus he has spoken, it is settled. I remember in Genesis 30: 1 and 2, that Rachel said unto Jacob, Give me a son or I die!” And Jacob said, “Am I in God’s stead? It is not man that can produce a child. It is God. That God will not disappoint you tonight. (Amen!) Hannah knew that this God can answer prayers and will answer prayers. The Bible says in John 14:14, it said, If you ask anything in my name. I will do it and it said in Psalm 50:15, it said if you call on me in the day of trouble, I will answer you. All those who are here tonight, who are in trouble because they have been waiting for the children to come and the children have not come, you will call on the Lord tonight. He will answer you (Amen!), He will deliver you! (Amen!) He will surprise you! (Amen!)

Now the Bible said that Hannah prayed, pouring out her heart unto God. She prayed the way that she had done because she knew that only God could help her now.  She knew that the priest thought she was drunk. The husband is helpless so she knew that there’s only one way out and that is God. David said in Psalm 121:1 & 2, he said, I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.  The one who made heaven and earth is the one you have come to tonight… If He can make the whole heaven and the whole earth making one baby should not be too difficult for him. In fact a set of twins should not be too difficult for him. (Amen!) Even a triplet – 2 boys and one girl should not be too difficult for him. (Amen!) Hannah knew that only God could help her now.

Number 2  – she prayed the way she prayed because she really wanted a child. There are some people who come like this, not because they wanted a child but because if they don’t come, their husband will say, “Why didn’t you go.” But those of you who have come because you want children; because our God is alive. 9 months from today you will rejoice with your own child. (Amen!)

Not only did Hannah want a child, she wanted one desperately! She really wanted one desperately and that’s why the pray of those who are desperate are always different from the prayers of those who don’t care. I mean if somebody comes to someone who already got three children and they say, let’s go for special Holy Ghost for the barren. She will say, if God didn’t give me any other one, these three are enough. But somebody who hasn’t got one at all and wanted one, when they say, let us pray, the prayer will be different.

The reason she wanted a child desperately is not that the husband didn’t love her. In fact the husband told her, I am more than 9 children unto you!” But the woman said, “thank you very much. Have you considered my co-wife that she’s tormenting me because I have no child!” Because the Bible says in 1 Samuel 1:6, it said, “And her adversary also provoked her sore for to make her fret. In other words they didn’t even call her the co-wife, they called her “adversary”! In other words she was an enemy. She was constantly tormenting her, telling her what is the value of a tree without fruit. You are just in my husband’s house, eating his food!” And I know there are some people like that, the in-laws have nearly killed you: What are you doing in my son’s house? Eating our food? Wearing our clothes? Living in our house? Without a fruit to show? I want to prophecy to you in the name of Jesus. All those who have been laughing against you – they will laugh with you! (Amen!)

And so Hannah felt that enough is enough; that she had suffered enough. So she decided – I better call on God now! It wasn’t the first time she came to the temple. Oh, she had come before! She had prayed before! But this particular day, something told her, it is now or never because the Bible says – you must seek the Lord while He may be found! Call on Him while He’s near! When God was fixing today for this Special Holy Ghost Service it was not yet decided that the lady who preached first was going to come. But the Almighty God is arranging everything for one fellow. I’m sure that today is the day for somebody. (Amen!) If you are the one say, “Yes, it is me!

And then the Bible says, she poured her heart out to God. She poured it out, like when you are pouting water out of a keg -–nothing hidden at all. She wasn’t saying this kind of educated prayer – no, no, no – she poured it out – she told God everything – the sins she had committed, she told God! The mistakes she had made – she told God! She poured it out – it was not a hypocritical prayer. She said God I am here – naked before you! I know I’ve done this, I’ve done that, I’ve done this, I’ve done that, I’ve gone wrong! I’ve offended You but I am here because I have nowhere else to go and the Almighty God heard and responded. God will hear somebody today. (Amen!) I say God will hear somebody today! (Amen!)

You know when we are talking about barrenness – there is barrenness physical – no baby. But there are barrenness spiritual – no matter how hard you try you can’t win a soul, you can’t win a soul. You are a Pastor, you are fasting, you are praying, you are preaching, people are coming to the church through one door and going out through another door – spiritual barrenness.

And then there is financial barrenness – as they say in Yorubaland; the crab has been making oil for 20 years and yet it cannot fill a bottle. Some of us have been working now for twenty years, we don’t even have a plot of land. Every form of barrenness – physical, spiritual, financial they are going tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

And do you know one thing about Hannah’s prayer?  When God heard and responded, God gave her the best. God gave her what? The best! Not only was Samuel a prophet, he was the first kingmaker in Israel. Not only was he the first kingmaker in Israel, he was also the first kingmaker in Israel. And when you are talking about Samuel, you are talking about power! A king took his dress and it tore. He said, “Ah, you tore my dress! Your kingdom is torn!” Some days later, not a single son of that king remained alive! Whenever Samuel arrived in a town. The elders would be trembling, until they know whether he has come in peace or he has come to quarrel. This is the son of a woman who had been called barren!

When you are going to pray tonight. Don’t pray for just a child! Ask God for the best! Ask God for a child that will become a world evangelist! Ask for a child that will be a hundred times greater than Pastor Adeboye. Ask for a child that will become President! Don’t ask for just a child! After all the elders have a saying – he who eats late, should not eat rubbish! How many of you will get the best from God tonight? Let me  hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!”

And I know God is going to answer your prayers tonight. How do I know? Because He always answers my prayers and He knows that I love children! Oh, but for one reason or the other my wife and I wanted to have twelve… we thought it would be either twelve or fourteen! We thought eleven boys, three girls, that would be a good one so that the boys will form a football team and the girls will be there to clap for them! Now those that I didn’t have, you will have them for me! (Amen!) That’s why you see how I rejoice during Convention when they begin to bring in the children. God knows that that my desire is there so that when I pray for you tonight, it’s going to be from the bottom of my heart! How many of you want twins? How many of you want triplets? Let me  hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!”

How do I know that those of you who are spiritually barren, you will also become fruitful? Because God knows my heart. I want all my children to be greater than I. It will be beautiful if at the end of every month there is Holy Ghost Service in every town with a crowd bigger than this one. It will give me joy. I have heard people say that some great people don’t want people to be greater than them. They must be very stupid! The greatness of a father is determined by the greatness of his children. If the father is great and the children are less, very soon the father will be forgotten. But if the father is great and the children are greater and the grandchildren are greater than the children that father will never be forgotten. That is why all of you will be greater than you in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)!

And then why do I want you who are barren financially to become fruitful? Because my wealth is determined by your wealth. If I stand here today and I say, “My children, I want to go to my town tomorrow and I have no car. Will somebody please help me with his car?” How many of you will release your car with the driver and petrol? Let me  hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!” But if you have no car, you will just begin to put one hand on the other, “Daddy we want to help but ehhh..” That is why, those of you who are here today, who don’t even know where you are going to get the money to pay your rent. Before the end of this year, God will surprise you! (Amen!)

Only one thing can hinder your prayer tonight and that is sin. David said in Psalm 66:18, he said, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, God will not hear me” Now if God doesn’t hear, how can He answer? I want God to hear you tonight. If He hears, He will answer! When I saw the thousands, several thousands who came forward with their children last month and I was dancing, God whispered to me. He said, “You haven’t seen all of them!” He said, “There are many who are already pregnant.” He said, “They will bring their own next year.” Then I said, Daddy, thank you for those who have brought their children. Thank You for those who have brought their children, but like Oliver Twist, I want more.” That’s why He said you should come this month. Those of you who are here, trusting God for the issue of the womb, tonight is your night. (Amen!)   Turn to your neighbour and say, tonight is my night.

But if you are here and you have not surrendered your life to Jesus. If I regard sin in my heart, God won’t hear. But you can come and give your life to Jesus now. Like Hannah did – to come and pour out your heart to God and say, “Lord, I am a sinner, just have mercy on me, save my soul. That’s all I’m asking for!. If you are here and you are not yet born again, male or female, come now, come quickly, I have only 2 minutes for that because our time is going fast. So if you want to give your life to Jesus, come, He’s calling you, this is your night, come and surrender your life to him and say “Father, forgive all my sins. If I’m to count my sins one by one, even I know that they are many. I know they are many. I have lied, I have cheated, I have fornicated, I have done several wrong things, but Father, have mercy on me! Save my soul! Save my soul!” As you come, begin to call on Him, begin to pray and say, “Father, I have come for mercy. Have mercy on me Lord! Save my soul! Forgive my sins! I have come to surrender to you Lord! Just have mercy on me! Forgive all my sins!” Open your mouth and begin to pray! Begin to pray!

Those of you all ready born-again begin to pray for them! “Father, have mercy on me! I’ve come to confess my sins! There’s nothing I can hide from You! You know everything! So please, just have mercy on me Lord… Have mercy on me, my father and my God!” Men and women! If you are not yet born again – come! Come and call on the Almighty God! Say, ”God, have mercy on me! Save my soul! Save my soul! Save my soul! Father, Save my soul! Save my soul! Have mercy on me O Lord! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me Lord! Have mercy on me Lord! Just forgive me! Forgive me! Just save my soul O Lord! Save my soul O Lord! Save my soul O Lord! I have come to you tonight Lord to expose myself before You. There’s nothing about me that You don’t know! Have mercy on me, Lord! Forgive all my sins and just save my soul!  Save my soul! Father, save my soul! Save my soul tonight! Save my soul tonight! Save my soul tonight! Save my soul tonight! Father Save my soul tonight! Save my soul tonight! Have mercy on me Lord! Have mercy on me Lord! Just have mercy on me, my Father and my God! I’ve come to You tonight to open up to You Lord! I have offended You! Please forgive me! Save my soul O Lord! Father, just save my soul! Cleanse me in Your blood Lord! Be merciful unto me. Please save my soul! Save my soul! Father, please save my soul! Save my soul tonight! ….

… cleanse! Cleanse! Cleanse in Your blood! Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Thank You Father! Oh, Blessed be Your Name! Saviour of mankind, save our souls tonight and we will praise You for it. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father, we bless Your Name because Your Word says, No man can come unto me unless my Father draws him.” Thank You for drawing us and thank You that we have responded. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name. Father, if there are others in the congregation who are not yet born again and you are drawing them and they are resisting, Father, let them begin to run forward now! (Amen!) Before we finish this prayer, let them be in the front in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Now Father, we commit these Your children into Your hands. You said whosoever will come unto You You will in no wise cast out. They have come now. Receive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Whatever sins they have committed in the past – no matter how terrible, forgive them tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Your blood that cleanses from all sins let it wipe away all their sins in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Father, save their souls (Amen!) Write their names in the book of life. (Amen!) And Lord, even as we begin to pray now, everything we shall ask for, give to us in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen!

Now those of you in front, please just stay here. This is Holy Ghost Night. God just wants to do His own thing, His own way. I can feel the presence of the HS in a mighty way right now…. The rest of us where we are we will also stand and we are going to lift our voices unto God – whatever you want from God, this is the time to ask. Forget everybody. Open your mouth and cry unto the Lord. Tell Him what you want from Him! Open your mouth now and cry unto the Lord! … Thank You Father! Ohh Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!) Amen! (Amen!)

Now I want you to pray another prayer very quickly! The Spirit of God is moving in a mighty way right now! I want you to cry unto the Lord and say, “Father, Hannah got the best!  In my life, in my home, in my business, in everything pertaining to me Father, give me the best! Give me the best! Give me the best! Give me the best! Give me the best! Give me the best! Give me the best! Father Give me the best! Give me the best! Give me the best! Give me the best! Give me the best! … Thank You Father! Alleluia! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Finally, I want you to cry unto God and say, “Father, through me let the whole world glorify Your Name.” Let’s talk to the Almighty God. ‘Through me O Lord, let the whole world glorify Your Name! …  Thank You Father! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

My Father and my God, Eternal Rock of Ages, there is no one like you! (Amen!) All power belong to You! (Amen!) Man my fail, Pastor may fail, prophets may fail, evangelists may fail, but You can never fail. Glory be to Your Holy Name! (Amen!) Tonight Father, all those who are barren, physically, spiritually, financially, in any other way, let them become fruitful in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Father, Sarah got the beat, Hannah got the best, Elisabeth got the best, all those who are trusting You for the fruit of the womb and all those who are trusting You for one breakthrough or the other, Father, tonight, give us the best! (Amen!) Give us the best! (Amen!) Give us the best! (Amen!) Give us the best! (Amen!) Father, give us the best! (Amen!) Almighty, give us the best! (Amen!) Jehovah, give us the best! (Amen!) Through us, because of what You are going to do tonight. Let Your name be glorified! (Amen!) Thank You my Father! (Amen!) Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Right! Now those of you who have come forward, I want to rejoice with you and I want to promise you that I will be praying for you. Tonight, the Almighty God wants to do something very special in our midst, not only those who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb but anyone who will notice any form of barrenness in his or her life, tonight is your night for deliverance. (Amen!) When we return the ministers of God are going to lay hands on as many of you as want to be laid hands on. But the Lord told me this afternoon while I was in prayer that before they lay hands on you, I should lay hands on them so that through them tonight by the grace of God my hand will touch every one of you. (Amen!) Now through my humble hands His hand will touch every one of you. (Amen!) So while we are waiting for those people, we’ll be laying hands on the ministers. You will please come. Once one row is full the rest of you will come and then you will take your position again …… Lord I lift Your Name on high…. Glory be to Your Holy Name! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Name forever. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) If you have been blessed already tonight let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Thank You Lord! I know this is one night we will not forget in a hurry. (Amen!) And there’ll be testimonies galore in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

I just want to point out one or two things quickly and then we’ll begin to wind down. Don’t forget, December 14, 15 and 16 will be for Holy Ghost Festival and I’ve told you that Daddy said that Lekki ’98 and Festival ’99 were just warm up for the Festival 2000. For this one it is going to be “Open Heavens”. People are coming from all over the world and as they say in Yorubaland, I will not be by the fire and still develop maggots. I believe so shall it be for you also in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Tell your friends to mark off those days from their calendar, those are days that should not be given for anything at all! It is going to be absolutely wonderful. I am already excited because I know what Daddy has told me about it. Don’t forget – Glory be to God! – don’t forget next month is a Special Holy Ghost Service for Nigeria. It’s going to be very, very great.

And once again please, I am begging you, if anybody comes to you in my name,, in the name of my wife or he claims to be very close to the GO – the moment he talks about money just send for the police! Recently, just some days ago, one fellow went to Akure, claimed to be an elder in the church, a close friend of the General Overseer and he started collecting money from people. In spite of all my warnings! Anything about money, anything about business – I am not involved.

Then I heard that somebody told someone that Pastor Adeboye was expecting several million dollars from America and when the money got to Nigeria, some people seized the money and they were telling the fellow, they were telling: If you bring some naira we will give you part of the dollar. If you are not mad, you should know that that is 419 straight away! I have said it again and again and again – anything you see on this camp, the only foreign help we have is from God. Every other thing is done by naira – your generous contributions – that’s all! I don’t go abroad begging for money. I have never been a beggar. I will never be one! (Amen!) It is us by the grace of God, taking our naira to go and conduct Holy Ghost Service abroad! We don’t get help from anywhere, except from God. And if it is even true that somebody wanted to give money to a man of God and some people seized it on the way and then you want to share in it – then there must be something wrong with you too. So anything that has to do with money or business, the moment they mention my name along with it – get the police!

Not only that, I receive several letters now: Daddy, I did a business with so and so; they didn’t pay my money so help me collect my money.” When did I become debt-collector? You didn’t inform me when you were entering into the business. If everything ended up in gain, I won’t hear anything about it! Now they want me to be debt collector. That is not my calling. Let me face the job that God has given me to do. Do I hear ‘Amen’ to that? (Amen!)

Okay, 1st Samuel 1:11

And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.

We find here Hannah making a very important vow to the Lord: God give me a son and I will give him back to you” And her prayers were answered immediately. Why? Because God needed a prophet. Eli has gone rotten. His children had gone completely away from the Lord. So God was looking for a prophet and Hannah was looking for a son. So Hannah said to God, You give me a son and You will get the prophet that you need. What is the importance of vows in prayers?

Number one you need to know that you cannot bribe God. You cannot buy precious things like a child from God with money. However, whenever you make a vow, you challenge God. When you say, “God do this for me and I will do this for You!” God will say, “All right, let us find out whether you will keep your promise.” Then He will do what you have asked for so as to finds out whether you will remember your vow or not. So a vow challenges God. For example in Genesis 28:20-22 Jacob vowed and said unto God, “If You will prosper me, I will build a house for You and I will pay my tithes.” And God said fine, now you are making a promise when you have nothing at all, I will prosper you and then I will see what you will do. The Bible tells us, in Genesis 30:43 that Jacob became exceedingly great. God said, “All right! You want me to prosper you and then you will do certain things for me? I will not just prosper you lightly, I will prosper you exceedingly.” And I know there is someone here tonight who will make a vow unto God and say “God do this for me and I will do this for you” and I can guarantee you, by this time next year you’ll be singing a new song!

I remember I made a vow to the Lord, after I became born again: “Lord heal me and I will serve You.” And He healed me instantly. And He waited for some time and came back and said, “What about your own part of the bargain?” That’s why I’m standing before you tonight.

When you make a vow unto the Lord you challenge Him. You say Lord, do this for me and I will do this for You.” I would advise that those of us who are trusting God, particularly for the fruit of the womb, we too will go to God and say, Father, do this for me and I will do this for You.”

Now it is important that once you have made a vow, that you pay your vow. In Deuteronomy 23:21 the Bible says, if you make a vow and you don’t pay it God will regard it as a sin. In fact in Ecclesiastes 5:4 & 5 the Bible says that when you make a vow, you must not even delay to pay the vow! But the most important thing about vow that I discovered is in Psalm 50:14 & 15. I have already quoted verse 15 tonight but you will not know the meaning of verse 15 unless you have read verse 14.

Verse 15 is the one that says, if you call on me in the day of trouble I will answer you and I will deliver you and you shall glorify me. But when you read verse 14 you will see the condition before that particular verse can be operative. Psalm 50:14 Offer unto God thanksgiving and pay thy vows unto the most high and call upon me in the day of trouble, I will deliver thee and thou shalt glorify me. Now those of us who can read, when you look at verse 14 at the end of it there is no full stop. The sign there is saying that the story continues in verse 15. It said do two things. One, offer unto God, thanksgiving and we are going to thank Him tonight and then number two, pay your vows unto the most high and then when you now call on the Lord in the day of trouble. He will surely deliver you and you will glorify Him.

I’m going to give you two minutes, those of us who want to make a vow. I have made several vows before and I can tell you one thing, God has never failed on His own. For example, I remember when we were building this auditorium and everything became very, very tight and I didn’t even know what to do next. And I looked at myself one day and said, Am I not a fool? Am I not a fool? Who asked me to embark on something this huge when I know I have no money in the bank?”

Many people think that Redeemed Christian Church of God is very rich. So are we because we have a God who is very rich. But there are moments when there will not even be enough money to repair a car and we tell the mechanic, “We will leave it till next month.” Why? Because the little that comes in, there are so many avenues waiting to swallow it. So I cried to the Lord, “Father finish this work on time and I will do the following. I won’t tell you what the following is! That’s not your business. But the Almighty God made sure that one week before the Convention of that year, the auditorium was ready.

When we first got to this camp, I made a vow to the Lord – there are so much to be done, 3 months to do all of them. Father, if you do all this within three months, I will do the following. And He did everything, it remains only one week to go – and we had problem with water. Now we’ve told all the children of God –Ehhh! Convention is at the camp!” But there is no water. As we were digging the wells the wells were collapsing! Father, if You finish this thing before the Convention, I will do the following”.

Seven days to the Convention one man was driving past and saw some activities going on here and he branched. And said, “Ah-ah, what’s going on here?” “Oh we want to build a camp for Christian gatherings. And he said, “What do you need?” The only problem we have is water. As we were digging the wells they were collapsing. He said, “What you need is a borehole.” I said, I know! It is what I will use to drill it that is not there. He said, “I will drill one for you!” “Thank you very much sir but what we need now, we need it in one week time – water, next week. The one you say you will drill, maybe that will be useful next year.” It was a Saturday. He said, “The engineers will report tomorrow.” Sunday evening the engineers came and they worked non-stop until they reached water. As they were drilling we were building the tank where we will put the something. The night before the Convention began, during moonlight, was when we were carrying the overhead tank to put on top. When the children of God arrived the following day water was flowing like nobody’s business!

I want you to bow your heads for 2 minutes and challenge the Almighty! Say, “Father do so-and-so for me and I will do so-and-so for you.” Talk to Him for a minute and I will pray with you in a moment. Just tell Him, Father, I know that You are the Almighty, there is nothing You cannot do. Do so-and-so for me and I will do so-and-so for You!”

Lets begin to bring our discussion between us and God to a close. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! Father You have heard Your children. I am asking that You will surprise them. (Amen!) Prove to them my Father and my God that You can do much more than they have asked for and do it very quickly in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) And when You’ve done it for them Father, whatever they’ve vowed now give them the grace to fulfill in Jesus’ Name!. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) If you believe it is done let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Just two things quickly and we will be on our way. Now we want to take one or two testimonies – if you hear your name, you come out quickly – Miss Debisi Adeola, Olori Antonia Falabi – if I pronounce it wrongly, forgive me – Mrs. Jesus. O Afolabi, Sister Adeoye Yemisi, Sarah Sekoni, Chief Emmanuel Adeoti Osunti, Pastor Peter Dairo, Brother Daramola Oladipo, Otunba Wole Odusanya and Mrs. Sonuga.

Now while these people are coming it is time to give our thanksgiving offering to the Lord. I thought you were going to shout Alleluia! on that one! Alleluia! The lady who spoke to us earlier tonight had revealed to you my number one secret. I have discovered long ago, if I can only praise God sufficiently I will have no problems at all. I’m sure you have never heard me, during any of our services that I begin to say, “Satan, I command you, get out of here!  I bind you! I tie you up!” No and I hear people pray like that when I go to their services. You bound him yesterday…he got lose between yesterday and today? Now I don’t waste my time with that useless fellow. All I know is that if I praise God sufficiently He will come down. And when light comes, what will happen to darkness? I don’t waste my time telling Satan – “Get out of here!”   Many of you honour Satan more than he is worth. Praise God, that’s all you need and when you praise Him, God will arise and when God arises his enemies will scatter.

We will remain seated but we will sing along with the band and then give our thanksgiving offering to the Lord. How many of you are ready to praise Him tonight? Now when it is time to praise the Lord your body may tell you you’re tired. Tell that body, I’m never going to be tired!” Tell your neighbour, “I will never be tired.” Say it as if you mean it! Okay! Over to you now!

Thank You Jesus the lover of my soul, Alpha and Omega You are worthy to be praised…..Jesus I love you oh, You do well, I thank you oh, you don make my life betta…. Victory, victory, alle,alle, Jesus conquered the devil, pata, pata…..Alleluia! Alleluia! Jesu ni baba, Jesu ni baba …Alleluia! Now if the ushers have not yet reached you shout Alleluia!…. Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest…emi na re Oluwa, emi na re Oluwa …shinekena ma ma ekele, ma ma ekele …ma bere mole ma gbe ga ma gbe Jesus mi ….Jesu mi seun, seun, Olorun mi seun, seun,…. wa wo wa wo…..  We are saying thank You Jesus, thank You my Lord …Amen! If the ushers still haven’t reached you shout Alleluia! Okay

We are very, very grateful. Thank You for what You have done for us tonight. We know Lord that we shall have testimonies. Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Accept the offerings of Your children. Bless it Lord. Use it for Your glory. And I pray that all these people who are thanking You today, their joy will never cease in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Now we will listen to the testimonies very quickly! 2-2 minutes please. If it is longer we’ll postpone it to another time.

I am Sister Adeoye Yemisi. In 1996 I developed a very heavy menstruation but I came to the Holy Ghost Service, the Youth Holy Ghost Service in 1999 and our Father in the Lord spoke a Word of Knowledge concerning this case of mine and immediately I caught that miracle but unfortunately I couldn’t come out because I was expecting every manifestation of that heavy menses to leave me because the doctor has already diagnosed fibroid. I want to thank God because later I keep on trusting God, praying, coming to the Holy Ghost Services, attending the Mount Zion hour. I want to thank God today because my menstruation period which has been a period of reproach, a period of shame to me – is now over I want to thank God because my battle is over! Praise the Lord! (Alleluia!)

Chief Emmanuel Adeoti Osunti Our brother is testifying to the glory of God. He was formerly the leader of the witches and the wizards but the Lord revealed himself to him about five times in the dream. He’s now born again. Glorify God with him. Praise the Lord! (Alleluia!)

My name is Otunba Wole Odusanya, that is the name that people call me but the last 4 years I’ve been addressed as Evangelist Wole Odusanya when I saw that I must serve my God. I give God all the glory because He’s a good God. Last year I had an attack of jaundice. My eyes, palm, feet became yellow and instantly it was turning green. We went to UCH, all the reports and the doctors said to my friends, “Go and comfort him, he will die.” But I know that I have a God who has always been saying to me that you will not die but live to proclaim the goodness of the Lord. I refuse! I rejected it. Well, when there was Holy Ghost Night here in November my strength couldn’t come to the auditorium but I know that there is a God on this Zion, that every area of the land here. Jesus is there! So I checked into the room – 107 – I couldn’t get down into the camp even to the auditorium but I was following the service. Healing was coming on gradually. The bilirubin – well, I’m not a medical personnel but what the report we got from the hospital from all the tests the total bilirubin that was supposed to be 0-1 mine went to 25.7! And of course SGOT all sorts! My wife thought it was over. Well she’s a pharmacist she can see the dotted lines. But I know that coming to the camp, wherever I stay on the camp, healing is there waiting for me. So I came! I broke all the rules! As if that was not enough Satan was not going to let loose. At a point in time the General Overseer said, “Bring him down to our seats.” We take care. But the thing became tense. The June Holy Ghost Service I was in the room 107 again. I sent a note to Papa Adeboye, I said this is urgent oh!” You cannot do anything about this unless you see me or send for me after the Holy Ghost Night on Saturday the 2nd or 3rd of June. Papa couldn’t see me. Then he minuted a note to the Almighty GO Establishments,  Pastor M.O. Ojo. Eventually he saw me. I was waiting in Baba’s office. Baba Ojo was waiting for me in the International House. I couldn’t breath, I couldn’t talk, even when I pick the phone it is problem to stay on the phone for long! But we then prayed. I trusted that well the unction, because what I wrote in the note is that I needed that unction! I was to travel overseas that month and I’m sure my wife was believing that maybe they will bring back my corpse. At a point in time, I started feeling the same way too. But to the glory of God we had a pray that morning. I delayed my going but I saw that strength came. I told the children, “I am healed!” But the couldn’t still believe themselves. They said, “You still have to come!” Okay. I then waited for the wonders night here in the camp on the 23rd June then I could walk straight to the auditorium! I said, the Lord that Papa Adeboye is serving, that all these Pastors,. anointed men of God and all of us are here with, is a faithful God. But I told the children, “Don’t worry, I am healed!” They said “No.” Okay, I will go on holidays but whatever business you want to make, make your arrangements. I travelled out to London. They put me in the Cromwell Hospital. They checked all the details. The bilirubin already that was supposed to be 0-1 which went to 25 came to .5! I was going to give this testimony during the Convention, because my children came, 2 of them came from London and Luton to listen to the testimony because they couldn’t believe themselves. But I gave this testimony in Jesus House Baltimore because it was boiling on me, I must say it somewhere. However when we got there, to the Cromwell Hospital …..They are saying that you should round up, thank you very much! Let’s give the Lord a big hand. Let’s rejoice with our brother. Let’s give the Lord a big hand! Glory be to God!

 The remaining  –  2-2 minutes please.

 Praise the Lord! Praise the living Jesus. I am Mrs. Jesus. O. Afolabi, my daughter got married in 1997 and when the girl didn’t conceive in time we started hearing stories and as a result of that I developed hypertension and things started going down from every corner. My relations noticed that and one of such relations is in this congregation this morning and when she saw that I was really suffering, physically and mentally she suggested to me that I should go and see our Father in the Lord.. When I went to the Headquarters our Father in the Lord was not around. I was given a piece of paper to put down whatever my problems were. I did. In the process of writing them, our Father in the Lord passed by and that was my first time of seeing him. I left the letter. I forgot all about it but the surprise thing in my life is that later, I think about 6 or 4 weeks after I got a reply. Very short reply. Our Father in the Lord prayed for me in the reply and he said at the tail-end of the letter – you will come and give testimony! On the third, and a sister-in-law of mine is in this church this morning too, is a witness to what I’m saying – on the 3rd of August my daughter had a baby girl! And as I soon as I knew that the girl became pregnant I was getting better. I went to hospital. I kept on telling God, if water is given to me by the doctor, let water work and heal me! And today I am happy to stand before the men of God as a healthy somebody and I’m proud to be associated with the Redeemed Christian Church of God! Praise the Lord! with me! Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

My name is Olori Antonia Falabi. I want to testify to the Word of God that comes from our Father in the Lord during Convention time of 1999 which says, Father you are too much! Father has been too much for me since that August Convention 1999. I asked for 14 things and those 14 things met the divine touch of Almighty God in 100% folds! Among it is the salvation of some of my beloved ones. My aged mother saw Jesus Christ face to face in her dream. She saw Jesus Christ as the light. She said immediately she saw the light, the light was so big that she was afraid. Then said, What is this?” Then she was just hearing from through the light that: Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesu. Then my mother said she asked, “What do you want me to do?” My mother ran immediately, sat down, according to her, on the bed and later the light appeared to her again shouting,  Jesus, Jesus” Then asked, “What do you want me to do? Okay I accept Jesus as my personal Saviour!” Now I give glory to God for the salvation of those ones that have been saved since that last year and even my mother! I give glory to God for every other good thing that the Lord has done! God has been too much for me! Help me to praise God! Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Praise the Lord! My name is Sarah Shekoni 1998 Convention I was here on the Friday. When our Father in the Lord normally ministers to those trusting God for the fruit of the womb. But I came here with a very heavy heart that I had been coming for this Convention for up to 5 years and nothing, nothing. So that day I said I wasn’t coming out. When they now called us. I laid a mat on the floor and I slept off and I told God that if indeed the testimony of our Father in the Lord gave about the lady that had no womb yet had 3 children.. Then God will come and do my own for me and that you have to prove that what he was saying is true. But to God be the glory that December ’98 the doctor said, “No way!” And you know I was still discouraged. But by March my husband was coming in from Kaduna and they met Pastor Biodun Coker at the airport and they were waiting for our Father in the Lord who was coming in to Kaduna for Rev. Joe Olaiya’s programme. And my husband stayed with him and Pastor Biodun introduced him to our Father in the Lord and our Father in the Lord shook his hands and you know, it was like – God, for a man of God to shake my hand then my problems are over! And our Father in the Lord needed to use the convenience. He volunteered to take him there and when he came out again, he shook his hand the second time and then my husband now said, “Ah! All my problems are over!” And that when he got home he was going to lay the hands on me. And that was what he did. And you know, he didn’t even tell me anything, he just came and started laying the hands all over my body. And I said, ah what’s the matter now!” And he said, that “See you, you’ve been in Redeemed for how many years you have not shaken the hands of our Father in the Lord and that see me oh, not once bit twice! And that believe me oh – all our problems are over! And to God be the glory, May that year, I took in and God blessed me with a bouncing baby boy in January! Praise the Lord! Alleluia!

My name is Adeola Davis, I was once a diabetes victim but I thank God that the Lord healed me. I was sick so I came home. My auntie took me to the hospital for blood test. So on collecting the result they said I had HIV positive. I now said, I’m not the owner of that result! How could that be? So my sister told me that I should go to the camp and pray; that she didn’t believe that the something is real. So I now did another result so when the result came out it was negative. I just thank God for that.

Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) I want you to stretch your hands forward. Father I pray that the anointing in this hand of mine will jump into all these hands right now in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Lay it on your head and say – my problems are over! If you believe that shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

The Lord said that there is a woman here you want children but you are afraid of birth pain. The Lord asked me to tell you, His grace shall be sufficient. (Amen!)

The Lord also said there is someone here, the story of your life can be written as still birth. In other words, whenever your hopes are high, just when it is about to become a reality, it will be dashed. Now the Lord asked me to tell you, from tonight, the tide has turned. (Amen!)

And then the Lord said there’s someone here, I don’t know what it is that you have done for the Lord but the Lord says, I am very happy with you (Amen!)

The Lord also said there is someone here, in your dreams you have been having sex with someone who had died. When you wake up you realize that, “Oh, that fellow had died!” The Lord asked me to tell you – that demon will never visit you again. (Amen!)

Let’s stand on our feet. Father we want to bless Your Name. What a wonderful night! What a glorious night! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Father, I commit Your children into Your hands as they go. Please go with them. (Amen!) Protect them. (Amen!) Support them. (Amen!) Bless them. (Amen!) On the way, let them meet with peace. (Amen!) At home, let them meet with peace. (Amen!) Before they reach home – multiply their testimonies. (Amen!) When they return next month let their testimonies bring their friends (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen!

 Amen!

LET SOMEBODY SHOUT HALLELUYAH 6th of October, 2000

Now, if you are sure that you are the one who will go home walking, leaping and praising God, please shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Let’s go before our Maker and worship the only one who can remember us for good, the One who can bring us out of barrenness into fruitfulness, the one who can take a fugitive and turn him to a deliverer, the one who can take from prison and put on the throne! Yes that is our God! 

Angels are singing You are worthy Lord! You are worthy Lord! You are worthy Lord! …

Let’s just go ahead and bless the Name of the Almighty God! Let’s worship the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords! Let’s worship the I AM that I AM, the Ancient of Days!! Let’s bless His Holy Name! He’s worthy to be praised! He’s worthy to be adored! He’s worthy to be magnified! Let’s worship Him! Let’s magnify His Holy Name! There’s no one like Him. He’s the Almighty God! You are worthy Lord! You are worthy to be praised! You are worthy to be adored! You are worthy to be magnified! ….  Thank You Lord!  Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name! We praise You! We adore You! We magnify You! Thank You Jesus! Blessed! Blessed! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Yes we worship You! We adore You! My Lord and my Saviour! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Father Thank You Lord! Amen! Amen! Amen!  Thank You Lord! Thank You Jesus!

The Lord said there’s someone here tonight, He said in your life He will do a new thing. (Amen!) Thank You!

Daddy says there’s someone here tonight, you can trace the major problems of your life to the month of October. He asked me to tell you: they started in October, they will end today! (Amen!) Thank You Lord! Thank You! 

The Lord said there’s someone here today, you said even before you left home today. Lord, when will you remember me? He said, I will remember you today. (Amen!) Thank You Lord!

Father we worship You, we give You glory.

The Almighty God said there is a family here, the only fame the family can claim they have known is sorrow. The Lord asked me to tell you, very soon, you’ll be known as the family of joy. (Amen!) Thank You Father!

There is none holy as the Lord! There is none beside Him…….

Father said there’s someone here today who is beginning to doubt the promises of God. He said He’s a holy God and He can never lie. (Amen!) What He has told you, He will bring it to pass. Thank you my Father!

I will praise Him from everlasting to everlasting….

Daddy says there’s someone here, your own is not a problem of sorrow – your own problem is that you are afraid that your joy may not last. The Lord asked me to tell you  – you will praise me from everlasting to everlasting.

You are worthy to be praised, You are worthy to be adored You are worthy to be glorified, You are the ancient of days, You are the I AM that I AM You are the Unchangeable, all glory be to Your Holy Name. Father Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You for Nigeria. Thank You for our government. Thank You for all the Christians in Nigeria. Thank You for Christians all over the world. Thank You for Your children who are here tonight because tonight is our night! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Father, accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! Bless our nation and bless every one of us. All those who love Nigeria Father, bless them. All those who hate Nigeria Father, surprise them! Tonight Father, do something new Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! Amen!

Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Shake hands with one or two people and say “God Bless You!” and then you may be seated.

Tonight is a very special night for Nigeria. The Holy Ghost night tonight is specially for our beloved country Nigeria and of course we can use Nigeria for a point of contact for your own nation too. So as we are praying for Nigeria – pray for your own nation and I’m sure the Almighty God will grant our requests.

Our text will be from Proverbs (from verse 6 –12: “Forsake the foolish and live… Glory be to God! God bless my interpreter! … Proverbs.9: 6-12:

6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame……

…..Thank You Lord! The Lord said there are some people here today who had suffered a stroke. He said they should come forward for prayers. (Amen!) Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God!

I will praise Him……

Please let us be obedient to God. He didn’t say those who are sick should cone forward for prayer. He said those who have suffered a stroke – those are the only people that should be in front now. The rest of us let’s stay where we are. God will reach us where we are. Only those who have suffered what? A stroke! He didn’t even say those who were born lame – he said those who have suffered a stroke. That’s the only people who should be in front. Are all these people those who have suffered a stroke? If not please, I beg you don’t grieve the Holy Spirit. I beg you please don’t let us grieve the Holy Spirit, let’s be obedient. Only those who have suffered a stroke….. Please if you are not in that category will you please go. I will explain a little further.

If you are not in that category – you came forward.. – as the stroke is leaving one fellow it will jump on you! Because that will be the punishment for being disobedient. So I repeat one more time – the people that have been asked to come forward are those who have suffered a stroke.

All right – you can’t say I didn’t tell you now. Please I need some elders to come forward and lay hands on these people.

I will praise Him from everlasting to everlasting…

I’m sure you’ll be hearing shouts of “Alleluia!” all along as the anointing begins to work. Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Proverbs. 9:6-12

6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.

12 If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.

Nigeria is 40 and it is current to say “A fool at 40 is a fool forever.” In other words 40 is regarded as the age of wisdom. By the time you are 40 years if you are not yet wise there is very little hope for you. That’s why Prov.9: 6 says, “forsake foolishness and live.”. In other words life begins at 40 or whenever you decide to forsake foolishness.

Now as we go further Proverbs 9:7 and 8 says be careful who you correct. It said if you correct a scorner, a wicked person, he may give you a blow. But if you correct a wise man he will love you. How many wise people are here tonight? Because some corrections are coming. At the end of the day I will ask – how many people still love me? And by then we will know those who are wise and those who are scorners.

And in verse 9 here it says – if you teach a wise man he will become wiser. How many of us want to be wiser today? Let me hear your Amen! (Amen!) Then it said in verse 20 to begin to be wise at all the first thing you must do is you must fear the Lord. And then verse 11 tells us one of the secrets of long life. It said if you are wise your years will be multiplied. In other words – if it had been really determined that you are going to die at 70 and then you become wise. 70 may become hundred. Or if they say you are going to live to be 70 and you refuse to forsake foolishness, 70 can be reduced. And then verse 12 says, the decision to be wise is a personal thing. In other words, if I decide to be wise, my friend may decide not to be. I’ve made up my mind I’m going to be wise! What about you?

Wisdom! What has the Bible got to say about wisdom?. Wisdom is so important that the Bible is full of several passages talking about nothing other than wisdom, the wise and the prudent. Proverbs 4:5-7 tells us that wisdom is the principal thing that whatever else you are getting make sure you get wisdom. In Proverbs 8:11 it said you must get wisdom at all cost. It is more important to get wisdom than to get rubies. If you don’t know what rubies are because some of us don’t know, including myself – I’m not sure I’ve seen anything including rubies before. But in Proverbs 16:16 it said it is better to get wisdom than to get silver or gold. At least we know what is gold. And it begins to tell us the reason why wisdom is so important.

In Ecclesiastes 7:12 the Bible says, wisdom is a defense – wisdom defends those who have it. And then it went on to say in Ecclesiastes 9:16 it said wisdom is better than strength. I’m sure many of us know that one very well. We know there’s an African proverb that anyone who has strength and hasn’t got wisdom is the father of the lazy ones. But you may not know this one. There’s another proverb, it said, they asked the wise man, why are you not working – that which the foolish man is doing, who will eat it? That’s a serious one isn’t it and I’ve given an illustration of this before, just to let you know the importance of wisdom.

You got a contract, that involves buying cement and all the rest of it but you have no money to execute so you run to your friend who is a bank manager: Please my friend, I need money to execute this contract. He said that’s no problem, that’s why we are friends. Do you have a house? Yes you know my house in V.I.!” “Okay!” and he takes the papers of the house from you. He gives you the money to go and do whatever you want to do with a solid agreement that when they are going to pay you, it must be paid into my bank and so you took the money and you ran up and down sweating, buying cement, buying this, buying that. He sits down in his air-conditioned office, drinking tea and when they finally pay you, he takes 60% of the gain and gives you the rest and you say, “Thank you my friend, oh thank you!” He says, “Come again, come again!” That is why I am saying to you who are here today, God will give you wisdom, (Amen!) I didn’t hear your Amen! Wisdom is better than strength.

In Ecclesiastes 9:18 it says wisdom is better than weapons of war. No matter how many weapons of war you have, the wise man will take all of them from you before you know what’s happening. In fact the Bible says, if you are fighting a wise man and he suddenly says, “I surrender!” then you are in greater trouble than before because it means he has devised a better method of finishing you.

Proverbs 3:35 says wisdom will bring you glory. He said the wise shall inherit glory but shame shall be the promotion of fools. And then Proverbs 3:13-16 says wisdom will bring you happiness, length of days, riches and honour. In other words, once you have wisdom, happiness is yours, length of days will be yours, riches will be yours, honour will be yours. Now the Bible went on to say in Proverbs 10:21 it said the reason why fools die is because they lack wisdom; So he went on to say in Proverbs 19:8, he said if you love your soul then you must get wisdom. Tell your neighbour this is serious. It means you must get wisdom at all costs.

What is wisdom? We said the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. What is wisdom itself? Wisdom is the correct application of knowledge. If you get an information that gives you knowledge but how do you use that knowledge? It is that which will determine if you are wise or foolish. You may get all the degrees of the world and still be foolish if you don’t use your knowledge in the correct way. For example, we all know that smoking is injurious to your health. So what will a wise person do? A wise fellow will not smoke. But there are doctors who smoke. They know that smoking is injurious to health and yet they smoke. Which means you can be a doctor and still be foolish.

Wisdom is the correct application of knowledge and we find examples in the Bible again and again. There’s something God wants to do in your life tonight. Tonight is not just an ordinary night, it is a night when some of us will be completely free forever. (Amen!) Because God said you shall know the truth and the truth shall do what? Set you free!.

In John 8:1-11 some people wanted to set a trap for Jesus Christ. They caught a woman in adultery, brought her to Jesus. They said, “The Law of Moses said, anyone so caught we should stone her to death. Now what do you say?” They wanted to put him into trap. But Jesus has an information about all the people. He knows all of them are sinners. So he used the knowledge that he has and said. I’m not asking you not to stone her to death but the one which has no sin among you must be the first one to cast the stone… And all those strong people who were ready to stone the woman to death, wisdom took the weapons of war from their hands.

You see the problem with us in this country, Christians in particular, is that we are not wise enough. It is time for wisdom.  Tell your neighbour it is time for wisdom! Let me give you an example of how you can use knowledge constructively – how knowledge can help you to act wisely before we go into some other deeper waters.

Years ago, we were still extending the first auditorium on the other side. I was in desperate need of money. I needed N17, 000 seriously. At a time when the naira was almost equal to the pound. How many of you believe that those days will come back? When naira will be str9onger than the dollar. You believe that? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia’! (Alleluia!) If that is going to happen we need wisdom not noise, not placards, not jumping up and down, not writing editorials in newspapers. What do we need?  I can’t hear you? So I needed N17, 000. And I had only N1, 000 and one of the Pastors came – he was building a dormitory for his parish and he needed N1, 000 so he came to me and said Daddy, help me, I need N1, 000 naira. I looked at him. If you don’t get 9out of here… I need 17 you need 1! And you come to disturb me? If you don’t get out of here… As he was going, God spoke to me and said, “Give him the N1, 000.”  I said, “What! I am looking for 16 more… Yes Lord.”. The first thing you do when God speaks to you is … what? “Yes, Lord” Before you begin to say, “If you don’t mind can you explain.” And the Lord said to me. “We have 2 problems. You need N16, 000 extra. He needs N1, 000. Let us reduce the problems to one. Give him the N1, 000 you have. His own problem will be solved. And there will be one problem left.” I gave him the N1, 000. He was a classical example of walking and leaping and praising the Lord! I was left alone now to face my problem but then suddenly the Holy Spirit reminded me that the widow of Zarephath had one meal left which was not enough for her anyway and she let it go and her last became her first. Before that day was out my own N17, 000 came! If I had not yielded to God I would have ended up a foolish man holding on to my N1, 000. His problem would have remained. My problem would have remained. Wisdom means whatever you know as knowledge applied correctly.

Now lets take Nigeria now. Many, many, many of us are disappointed, disappointed by our government, disappointed by our police force, disappointed by x by y by z…. Why? Because we are not doing the things the way God said they should be done. I’ve told you the story before of one of my fellow teachers years ago, he bought a car and said, oil is oil and he opened the engine of the car and poured groundnut oil… I’m not joking, this is the truth! He said, “I have no money to buy engine oil – oil is oil!” You know what happened to the engine don’t you?

The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 7:14 it said, “If my people that are called – 2 Chronicles 7:14 -by my name shall humble themselves and pray and forsake their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and I will heal their land.” If my people! Not “if the government…” “My people!” And to make sure you know who He’s referring to He said, “those who are called by my Name” Who are the people called by the name of Christ? Who are they? I can’t hear you? He didn’t say” if the Commissioners… He didn’t say ‘if the Ministers, He didn’t say “if the President…. “If my people, who are called by my name… ” Who are the people of God here today? Let me see your hand. If you belong to Jesus shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) He said “If my people that are called by my name shall humble themselves and carry placards and complain and grumble and criticize.,.. Is that what He said? My people that are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray…” If Nigeria is not like you want Nigeria to be, the fault is your fault. It is my fault, it is your fault.

Now I’m sure you will say, “Why will God do it like that? Why should He put the burden on us, after al that’s why we have governments!” God is wiser than you. God loves you so much He doesn’t want to leave your future in the hand of any government  – at all! If your future depends for example on the government of Babangida when Babangida left office your life will be over. If your life had depended on Abacha when Abacha died then your life will finish. He left your future in the hand of Himself, the Alpha and the Omega – tell your neighbour, “My life is not in your hand! My future is in the hands of Alpha and Omega!” He said, “If my people that are called by my name will just humble themselves and link up with me, we will solve the rest of the problem.

He says in His Word in Jeremiah 17:5-6 He has a word for those who feel disappointed. He said cursed is the man who puts his trust in man. Tell your neighbour – don’t put your trust in any man. And in verse 7-8 there, He said blessed is the man who puts his trust in the Lord.  As far as you are concerned, it doesn’t matter what is happening in the nation, if you are linked up to Jesus, if you are linked up with the Alpha and Omega your tomorrow will be all right.

Isaiah 3:10 it said, “Say ye to the righteous, it shall be well with him.” I want you to touch your own chest, mention your name and say “Adeboye it shall be well with you!”

The Word of God made it clear. In Romans 8:31 it said if God be for us, who can be against us? In verse 37 there it said we are more than conquerors because of him who loved us. When he says we are more than conquerors that tells us something straight away – that there may be some battles to fight. But then it tells us clearly – all these things are written down in the Word of God…  In Ephesians 6:10-13 it said we are not wrestling with flesh and blood. It is not Mr. so-so-so, Chief so-so-so, Alhaji so-so-so, that is your enemy! Nooo…

The enemies of Nigeria are principalities and powers; you see they know very well…. The devil knows very well, even if you don’t that Nigeria is a very special country in the heart of God. There is something special that God has planned for Nigeria. Our forefathers didn’t know when they were fixing the day for Independence. They argued right, they argued left. Finally they agreed on October 1 and when they were agreeing on October 1 they didn’t know the Bible they don’t even know what October 1 means at all! They don’t know that October 1 is that day that the Almighty God has set aside for the most important festival in the entire world. They have no idea that the most likely day for Jesus to return is October 1. They don’t know that! They have no idea, they don’t know anything called the Feast of Trumpets (maybe my interpreter himself didn’t even know but now he knows! Glory be to God!) But they chose October 1! They don’t have any idea that the last revival that will bring Jesus Christ back to the world is going to begin in Nigeria! They don’t know! They have no idea! They just chose the date. That’s what they thought. But its God that chose the date because God has a special interest in Nigeria! And because the devil knew that he has been working overtime that before Nigeria will become what God wants it to become, he said he will spoil that nation. But you know it doesn’t matter what the devil may try: we are more than conquerors!

But then in 2 Corinthians 10:2-4 it said the weapons of our warfare are not carnal It said okay we walk after the flesh but we do not war after the flesh. We walk after the flesh but we do not war after the flesh. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal. The problem with us is that while the enemies are busy planning we Christians are busy talking. God gave us a Christian President for example. How many of us are busy praying for him? While the enemies might be calling together all their juju men, making all kinds of juju to make sure that he will make wring decisions – what are we doing? We join them in complaining. But things will change as from tonight. (Amen!) I said things will change as from tonight! (Amen!)

I can say it openly because by the grace of God you all know I am not interested in politics – I have never voted, I am never going to vote! You will vote! You have to vote – why? Because we need your votes! You have to vote because in democracy you have to vote to get the man there! But as far as I’m concerned, I will support whom so ever my Father in heaven says – this is the man! Many of us we don’t seem to realize that the Almighty God has put Christ on the throne. You can’t see Christ face to face. He has to put somebody there that you can see. If we let him fail we will whistle. What did I say? I say we will whistle because if he fails… it will be a long time before you ever see a Christian on the throne again. It is time for wisdom not a time for noise-making.

I don’t have the time to show you all the Bible passages but one of the characteristics of the wise is that he’s always quiet! Before he opens his mouth to speak. Its like they used to say – make sure the brain is already in gear before you open your mouth. . When you meet wise people you just see them quietly sitting down, they let you talk, they keep quiet. I’m not saying that the President is perfect. I don’t want to go into details on that one because I’m too wise to open my mouth. But if he is there and he is born again, and he is somebody who believes in the power of prayer and he calls the Holy Spirit his friend – we have an assignment to pray that God will keep him there and anytime God wants to remove him He will put another Christian there. (Amen!)

So what are we going to do? Don’t worry the second session of the Holy Ghost Service is for you. This first session is for Nigeria. Because we have no other country – anywhere you go home is home. And I’m telling you it doesn’t matter how beautiful other man’s country may be – it is never like your own!  And you can carry 3 passports and say you are a Nigerian, you are a British, you are an American – don’t deceive yourself – if you are born in Nigeria you are what? A Nigerian! One Indian man gave me a tough time in London one time. At the immigration when we were about to enter – he was asking me all kinds of unnecessary questions. Finally when he finished and said I can go I said, Ah-ah oga, you come from a third world country like myself and you are now giving me trouble for no reason at all! He said, “I am a British citizen.” I looked at him and said you are Indian! Indian! You are Indian! How many people are proud to be Nigerian? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia’! (Alleluia!) And if you don’t believe me that there’s nothing you can do about the fact that you are a Nigerian, I’ll tell you one funny story.

We traveled abroad. Myself and some friends and we went into a restaurant where they said – eat all you can and I’m telling you all kinds of good food was there! And one of us, looking at all these beautiful things said, “Oh God How I wish there is pounded yam!” I said, “in the midst of all this!” Home is home! And there is nothing you can do about that! What do we do so that Nigeria will become what it ought to be?

I will share a few with you. The rest I will keep for now because that is wisdom. The Bible says a foolish man says all that is in his mind – a wise man will reserve some. What can we do so that Nigeria will become what it ought to be? Number one – you can change situations in Nigeria by what you say. In Proverbs 18:21 He said life and death are in the power of the tongue. There is tremendous power in your tongue. In Mark 11:23-24 The Bible says you can have whatsoever you say and it said you can move mountains by speaking to the mountains. It didn’t say you are to describe the mountain – it said, “Command the mountain to move!” Many people have been asking me, “Who is Pharaoh? Who is Pharaoh?” I’ve not told them. All I know is Pharaoh shall drown. (Amen!) I say Pharaoh shall drown! (Amen!)

The Bible tells us in Mark 5:25-34 it said the woman with the issue of blood before she left home said, “If I can touch the hem of his garment I shall be made whole.” What she said is what she got. I have seen many people some of them are friends who are where they are today because they kept on saying negative things about themselves. I know one in particular, whenever we are talking about the future he will say, “Ah his own case is different”, he says, “whenever it is the turn of a dog cake will become bone!” When you look at his life today it is exactly as he said it would be. Even before I became born again somehow God had built this thing into me. I’ve told you before – in those days when things were hard and my wife and I will be struggling over cow skin – that one is too thick how can you eat that one alone let’s cut it into two!” I used to tell my wife – tomorrow will be better – we are not going to die like this!” How many of you believe your tomorrow will be better? Say it with your mouth: “My tomorrow will be better!” Today by the grace of God if I stand here and I say, “My friend, I need a cow!” How many cows do you think will arrive here before tonight? And I’ve not started yet – I’m on my way up. How many of you are climbing with me? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia’! (Alleluia!)

Please stop painting a gloomy picture of Nigeria. Stop painting a gloomy picture – Prophesy that the future of Nigeria will be best! Keep on. When people begin to tell you ” Oh! This country is bad! Everything is spoilt!” Say “No, no, no, no no! Hold it! Tomorrow will be all right!” “Education is spoilt. There is crime, there is this…No, no, no, no no! Hold it! Hold it! That tomorrow is going to be all right!” I am confident that the greatest nation in the whole world is Nigeria. (Amen!) I have said it several times and I’m saying it now. I know many people will look at say, and me “Hey, you must be a dreamer!” Oh, yes I’m like my Father in heaven – He calls things that be not as though they were and what He says they are is what they will become. Now I know right now of you look around there’ll be so many things to depress you but the Bible says we don’t look at the things that are seen, we look at the things that are not seen.  The Bible says the just shall live by faith!

I know for example that a University is coming that is going to be called Redeemer’s University for Nations. (Amen!) I don’t have a kobo for that University yet but it’s going to be the best university the world has ever seen. It will be beautiful. It will be wonderful –every lecturer there will be filled with the Holy Spirit. That one is coming where you will get the best education and everybody who graduates there will either end up a pastor or an evangelist! (Amen!) I know tomorrow will be all right! The naira is till going to be stronger than the dollar! (Amen!) Prophesy to the future of Nigeria. Don’t let them kill you with hypertension when they begin to tell you, “Oh everything is going from bad to worse!” Say, “No,no, no, no no! I don’t want to hear that!” You hear what I have to say!” Tell them – even begin to set time date now…Say, “Before this time next year you’ll be singing a new song concerning Nigeria. If you believe that say Amen! (Amen!) When you begin to say positive things about Nigeria then you now begin to do certain things.

I was praying for Nigeria as we moved towards Independence Day and God spoke to me and said, “Son, do you know the reason why Nigeria is not yet destroyed?” I said, “No sir, I want to know.” Because of people like you.” Look at your neighbour: people like you. It’s because of people like you. In Genesis 18:23-32 the Bible says God said if I find ten righteous people in Sodom and Gomorrah I will spare the city. It is children of God, like you and me that the Almighty God is still looking at saying, “Mmmh, let me withhold my hand. Adeboye is there. That fellow is there. That fellow is there. Let me withhold my hand.” That is why many times you go to bed thinking that by tomorrow morning there’ll be no Nigeria. And you wake up and find that Nigeria is smiling again. So what can we do? Let’s go forward and win more souls. Let us increase the number of righteous people in this land. While those who are talking are talking let’s get busy winning souls. Let them go on talking let them keep on making noise!

Proverbs 11:30 says he that winneth souls is wise. How many wise people are here tonight? How many of you will win souls? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia’! (Alleluia!) But that is not all. What is the first thing we are supposed to do? Begin to speak positively about Nigeria. Number two, let’s keep on winning souls. Number three, let’s begin to wage spiritual warfare. Jeremiah 1:10 the Bible says God said, I have set you over nations to do certain things over these nations – to root out, to pull down, to build and to plant. Now God has set us over Nigeria – to do what? To root out, to pull down, to build and to plant. What are we to root out?

Matthew 15:13 God said every plant that my Father did not plant shall be rooted out. There are many of us we know where problems are but then all we do is talk about the problems. No! God wants you to be wise! He wants you to do something extra now – he wants you to root out that which is not planted by God! There are some people who are in government who should not be there. It’s not God who put them there. I don’t know them but God knows. And every plant my Father did not plant shall be rooted up!

Not only in the government – what about in your place of work? Many of you cannot understand why you are not making as much progress in your business as you should.  I’ll tell you a story and then you can use wisdom to understand. A pastor discovered that his church was not growing Instead of growing it was diminishing. God!  What’s happening? I’m preaching like I ought to preach. I love people. They will come but they won’t stay. What am I going to do? He kept on praying until one day God told him that there are just a few people in the church that they kept coming into the church before the service will start and they will sit on all the benches. Anybody else who comes to sit on those benches will not be able to stay in church. So he said, God what do I do? And God said, if you want to plant you must first of all root out! So God told him what to do. Very early on Sunday morning before anybody wakes up at all, he would get into the church and he began to lay hands on the pews: “Every plant, very plant that my Father did not plant shall be rooted up! Every plant!” Suddenly he discovered, very prominent people in the church stopped coming and within one month the church was overflowing. Go to your office, where your business is, lay hands on those chairs and tables – every worker that should not be in your office, they shall be rooted up. (Amen!) Go to your homes. Lay hands on every object there. Beginning from the step that goes into the house – anyone in that family – any houseboy, any house girl, any relative that is planted there by the enemies – do you want to retain them? I can’t hear you! Any plant that the Almighty God has not planted – in Nigeria, in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, in your business, in your homes and of course in my body – shall be rooted up. (Amen!)

Spiritual warfare. The enemy is fighting, they are fighting seriously! There are people who are sitting down on mats and so on and are burning incense and are praying their own kind of wicked prayers….. .and we are sleeping! It’s time to wake up!

We have no other nation. We will take this nation from the devil. (Amen!) And the Name of the Lord will be glorified. So Number one we speak positively.

Number 2 let’s keep winning souls. A time is coming when everybody in Nigeria will be a Christian. (Amen!) I know you don’t believe that. That’s why your ‘Amen!’ is low. (Amen!) Now I know it sounds very impossible but God said to Ezekiel in the valley of dry bones, He said, ‘Can these bones live?” Ezekiel answered and said: “Thou knowest!” And God said to him, “Whether you believe it or not just do one thing – prophesy!” So I’m saying it one more time – a time is coming soon when every Nigerian will be a Christian. (Amen!) If you believe that shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Finally we must pray. In 2 Chronicles 7:14, it said, , “If my people that are called by my name – my people that are called by my name – will humble themselves  – that’s one thing we are going to do here tonight. We are going to humble ourselves. Many of us, when we pray to God we pray arrogantly. We are going to humble ourselves. We want to  talk to the Almighty. Do you know God can change the fortune of Nigeria overnight? He has done it before. He will do it again. (Amen!) Overnight! If we humble ourselves and  pray. But before even we begin to pray he said we must turn from our wicked ways.

The reason why many of us find our prayer hindered is because we know we are doing what is wrong and we are not changing. He said we must turn from our wicked ways. He is not talking about the people out there changing – He is talking about we, His own people changing! We have to restitute our ways – whatever we have been doing that we know is wrong and contrary to the will of God – we must change! I’ve told you this story before – I’m telling you once more.  If something is wrong and you don’t put it right – then don’t expect God to move!

I went to University of Ibadan. When I got to Ibadan we branched to fill our tank because I will be leaving the camp – very early the following morning. The following morning we started off and I found that the car will move a little bit and then it will stop. And the car was new so there’s nothing wrong with the engine. Finally we called the Professor I was staying with. He took me to the University mechanic. When they opened up the car, they found inside the carburetor – water. So where I bought fuel they had mixed a little bit of water. And the engineer said – “Only one way out. The tank must come down. We must drain the oil. Separate water from the tank and then put fuel back.” “But I’m in a hurry!” He said, “if you want to go in this car, the tank will come down, we will drain it. Put it right and then you can be on your way.”

Tonight we are going to pray. The first prayer we Christians are going to pray is a prayer of repentance. It is we who have been failing God. We had not prayed when we ought to pray. Instead of commanding mountains to move, we have been describing mountains. Many of us are even living in sin anyway. We are going to humble ourselves tonight. It is time for wisdom. It is time for freedom.

Now there are some people that are not even yet born again. They are even living in sin as  if it is the normal way of life. Tonight is your night! This is a very serious night indeed. You can go home tomorrow morning walking, leaping and praising God but you have to come to Jesus Christ first because let me tell you one thing for sure. After tonight the Almighty God is going to put a demarcation between those who serve him and those who do not. Some of us from now on we are going to begin to enjoy! You know the Bible says the wealth of the wicked is stored up for the righteous. Very, very soon now things will begin to change hands. (Amen!) That’s part of the thing we are going to learn before we go because it is time for wisdom so if you want to be part of those people that God will favour you have to be born again. God made it clear: I cannot give the bread of children to dogs! If you want to become  a child of God begin to come now! I’m not begging you. The choice is yours. If you like come and surrender to Jesus. If you like stay there. Within one year the world will know that there are Christians in Nigeria and that God is on their side. So if you are not yet born again and you want to give your life to Jesus come now! God is expecting you. The rest of us. Let’s stand on our feet.

First and foremost, as we stand on our feet, let’s begin to pray for those who are coming forward to give their life to Jesus. That the Almighty God will save their souls tonight; that God will be merciful to them; that He will forgive their sins. Let’s begin to pray for them. But those of you who want to give your life to Jesus, from far and near, begin to come now! Hurry up this is your day! And I have a short time to give you! You have less than three minutes to get here! If you want to give your life to Jesus Christ come now! He will forgive you! He will save you! He will wash you in His blood and then you will become one of His children. And the blessings that He normally gives to His children you too will begin to enjoy them. But first and foremost, come and confess your sins to Him and ask Him to save your soul! Ask Him unto be merciful to you. Call on Him now! Those of you who are already in front, begin to pray! Begin to call on the Almighty God! Those of you who are yet coming, even as you are coming, begin to call on the Almighty God and say, “Lord, I am going forward to surrender my life to You. Save my soul! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on m e!” Let’s begin to pray now! The rest of us let’s begin to intercede for these people – that the Almighty God will have mercy on them! That He will save their souls; that He will wash them in His blood! Let’s begin to intercede for them!. And those of you who are coming forward begin to call on the Almighty God. Say, “Father, have mercy on me! Save my soul! Wash me in Your blood! Be merciful unto me tonight!” Pray now! Open your mouth and begin to pray! And those of you who are still coming – hurry up!

I’m about to pray for those whop have come for salvation but I appreciate the fact that there are some of you who might be coming from a long distance. Keep coming. Provided you get here before I finish praying – it is okay. Father in the mighty Name of Jesus! Father we want to thank You for Your Word. Your Word says no man can come unto me unless my Father draws him. Thank You for drawing these people. And now that You have drawn them, please receive them. (Amen!) Forgive them. (Amen!)  Save their souls. (Amen!) Cleanse them in Your blood. (Amen!) Everything in their lives that will not qualify them for heaven remove with Your blood today. (Amen!) Write their names in the Book of Life. (Amen!) From tonight Father let them become true children of God. (Amen!) I pray Lord that all the other miracles You are going to perform tonight, You will give them their own too. (Amen!) Thank You Father! And when You have done all things for them – don’t let them ever backslide. (Amen!) In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen!

We are sorry for our pride. We are sorry that we have not prayed as we ought to pray. We have joined others in painting a terrible picture of our country instead of speaking Your word over our nation. We have not prayed for our government as we ought to. While the enemy had been busy, we had been sleeping. Father forgive us. While the enemy had been busy we had been sleeping. Father forgive us. Let’s talk to the Almighty God. Brethren let’s open our mouth and talk to the Almighty God. Say, Father , we humble ourselves before You today. We’re sorry for all the ways we have failed You. Have mercy on us. Have mercy on us. Father, Have mercy on us. Please forgive us. We had not prayed as we ought to. We have been talking instead of praying. We have been sleeping instead of praying.

You said, if we, Your people will humble ourselves… and You are a faithful God. Father have mercy on us. We humble ourselves before You today. Please forgive us. Forgive every one of us. Forgive the Pastors. Forgive the evangelists. Forgive the Bishops. Forgive all of us. Lord, forgive us. We humble ourselves before You today. We admit that we are guilty. We know You are a just God. We know that You are a faithful God. We know that You are a holy God. We know when you promise, You will fulfill Your promise. Forgive us O Lord. Have mercy on us today. Please have mercy on us. Look down from heaven O Lord and just see all of us as we fall on our faces before You and say “Lord, Please be merciful! Lord be merciful! Be merciful! Be merciful! O Lord! Be merciful O Lord! Be merciful O Lord! Be merciful O Lord! Forgive us tonight! Forgive us tonight! Forgive us tonight! Lord , Please  heal our land. Heal our land. Heal our land O Lord! Heal our economy. Father heal our security. Heal our educational system. Heal our judiciary. Heal our families O Lord.  Heal our homes. Heal our businesses. Father, heal our nation. Heal our nation. Almighty God heal our nation! We beg tonight our Father and our God. We ask that You please heal our nation. Have mercy on Nigeria. Have mercy on every nation that is represented here tonight. Put an end to violence. Put an end to all forms of robberies; all forms of killings. Father heal our land. O Lord heal our land. Please heal our land. We appeal to You tonight please heal our land!. Young and old Lord God Almighty we are on our faces before You – heal our land! Let things begin to change rapidly for the better. My Father and, my God, Let things begin to change rapidly for the better. Glorify Your Name Lord! Heal our land! We have no other country Lord! This is a special nation Lord! We know You have a special love for us. Please heal our land Lord. Heal our land! Heal our land! Heal our land! Father take control of all our governments. Take control of everyone in our Government. When You took control of an ass he spoke like a man. Take control of the life of the President. Take control of all his ministers, of all the people in the Senate; of all the House of Representatives members. Father, take control of the lives of all the Governors; of all the Commissioners; all the Counselors; every member of the House of Assembly; any one who is in one way or another involved with Governors. We humble ourselves before You tonight Father and we say, ‘Father, Take control. Take control of their lives. We will praise You!” Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Name Lord! Thank You Jesus Christ In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now I want you to stand on your feet. Now we are going to pray like warriors. We are going to prophesy to Nigeria. We are going to say, “Nigeria in the mighty Name of Jesus, it shall be well with you. Nigeria whether the devil likes it or not you will prosper! There’ll be a rapid change for the better from now on. Open your mouths and begin to prophesy to Nigeria! Say it loud and clear!. Nigeria, oh, it’s going to be well with you. Nigeria shall be saved! Nigeria shall be saved! There’ll be a rapid improvement from now on. In every facet in the life of this nation – economically, educationally… in every area of life things will change for the better ….. we decree in the mighty Name of Jesus! Rapid progress, peace, security, joy …. Oh yes, Nigeria, it will be well with you. We are all of one accord tonight and we decree that Nigeria it shall be well with you! You shall move forward! You shall do marvelously well. You shall become the toast of all nations of the world! Oh, yes it’s going to be well with you Nigeria. You are going to be the best country in the whole world! You shall serve the Lord! Oh yes, you shall serve the Lord! You shall serve the Lord! Nigeria You shall serve the Lord! Your glory shall be restored! The Golden Ages shall come again! The Golden Ages shall come again! It shall be well with you Nigeria! It shall be well with you all the days. From now on – it shall be well with you! Yes,  All those who love you shall prosper. And all those who hate you shall be disappointed! Nigeria, it shall be well with you! it shall be well with you! it shall be well with you! it shall be well with you! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prophesied!

One quick prayer for yourselves. Later on you’ll be praying more for yourselves but I want you to pray that when it will be well with Nigeria I will be part of that prosperity. Go ahead, talk to God about that. When it will be well with Nigeria, I will be part of it! It will be in my lifetime that the prosperity of this nation will be fully restored and I will be partaker of it! I will not only see it but I will eat of it. In the mighty Name of Jesus! I will eat of the good of this land! I will prosper along with this nation. When the Golden Ages come again I will be part and parcel of it. So shall it be! So shall it be! Thank You! my Father Glory be to God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Father I want to thank you for Nigeria. Thank You for the age of wisdom. Thank You because it’s going to be well with this nation! Glory be to Your Holy Name!  Father beginning from now – that process of restoration that will make Nigeria the toast of all the nations of the world, begin now, in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Father take control (Amen!) from the Head of State to the smallest person in this land – take control! (Amen!) Your Word says, no weapon fashioned against us shall prosper. Every weapon that is being fashioned against Your representative my Father and my God – nullify in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) And when Nigeria begins to prosper very soon, all of us who are here tonight let us be part of the enjoyment. (Amen!) Thank You Father! Glory be to your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Let them become testimonies. Let every request become a testimony very, very soon so that Nigeria will be ruled according to Your will; so that corruption will be rooted out of this nation; so that Nigeria will become a very prosperous, a very honest country. And please protect all our leaders Lord. All those who are Your choice, Father protect them from evil. Let them succeed, Father. Don’t let them fail. Don’t let them fail. Don’t let them fail. Put right everything that is wrong in their own life. Let them rule us according to Your will, that Your Name might be glorified. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father, Your Word says, if we have faith and we doubt not we shall ask mountains to move and they shall obey us. Father, tonight, we Your children, are of one accord and we hereby decree that all the requests of our President shall become testimonies. Father we pray that they shall become testimonies this month! This very month O l, let the testimonies begin! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

… during the break today, because we have chosen to become wise He will heal more people than He had ever done before! (Amen!) So even as you go on break, check your bodies – you are in for a surprise.

Just bless His holy Name. Let’s thank Him for what He has done. Let’s thank Him for what He will yet do. Let’s open our mouth and begin to praise the Lord. Say, Father  we want to thank You for Your presence in our midst tonight. Thank You! for what You had already done. We thank You for what You will yet do. We give You glory. We give You honour. We give You adoration. We say may Your Name forever be glorified! Oh, yes let’s praise Him! He’s worthy to be praised! He’s worthy to be adored! He’s worthy to be magnified! Let’s praise Him! let’s magnify His Name! There’s no-one like Him! He is the King of Kings! He’s the Lord of Lords! He’s the I AM that I AM! There’s no-one like Him. He’s our Lord! He’s our Maker! He’s our Saviour! He’s our Deliverer! He is truly the King! And He is the I AM that I AM! Let’s praise Him! Let’s tell Him we love Him! That we appreciate Him! That we just forever will be glorifying His Name! Let’s praise Him! He’s worthy to be praised! He’s worthy to be magnified! He’s worthy to be adored! There’s no-one like Him. Oh yes let’s praise Him! He’s worthy He’s worthy He’s worthy! Tell Him how wonderful He is; how great; how glorious; how powerful; how majestic; how holy; how kind; how good! Let’s bless the Name of the Lord! let’s bless the Name of the Lord! He’s worthy to be praised! He’s worthy to be praised.  Thank You Jesus! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Father You are worthy! You are worthy! You are worthy! Oh, there’s no-one like You Lord! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Glory be to your Name! Thank You Father! Alleluia! Lord In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now I want you to talk to the Almighty God and say, Father, in my life, get glory today! Get glory! Get glory! Get glory! Get glory in my life today. Get glory O Lord! In my life in particular – get glory today! Even as I am praying, Father, Get glory today! In every facet of my life, get glory tonight. Father, get glory! Get glory! Get glory! Get glory tonight! In my life, in particular, get glory Lord! Get glory Lord! O my Father and my God get glory! In my life tonight get glory! Do something special! Something that will bring glory to Your Name. Get glory tonight Father! In my life – get glory! In everything pertaining to me Father, get glory tonight!

….. Almighty God …. say, after 40 years the day of that lame man came. Let my day come now! Let my own day come now! Right now! Even now as I’m praying Lord, let my own day come! Let my day come now! Ancient of Days! let my day come now! I AM that I AM let my day come now! (Amen!)

The next prayer – if you like you can pray it, if you like keep your mouth shut. If there’s a friend of yours that is sleeping you better wake the fellow. And say, Father, all those who are plotting against my progress – give them an assignment! Talk to the Almighty God All those who are plotting against my progress, Father, give them an assignment, give them something that will keep them so occupied that they will never have time for me at all! Give them an assignment! All those who are plotting against peace in my home; all those who are plotting against my joy; all those who are plotting against my promotion; all those who are plotting against my prosperity – Father give them an assignment. Keep them busy O Lord! Keep them busy! Give them something to keep them busy! give them an assignment! give them an assignment! Father, give them an assignment!

One final prayer and you are going to say, Father! I know Your Word is forever settled. You said, Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemy. Beginning from now Father, prepare the table – in the presence of my enemies! Prepare the table before me O Lord- the table of joy! The table of blessing! O LGA the table of prosperity, the table of victory, the table of promotion – prepare the table, O Lord, before me, in the presence of my enemies! O Lord God Almighty, prepare the table before me, now! Your Word is forever settled O Lord. Prepare a table Lord, before me, in the presence of my enemies! 

This is the time to ask God. Go ahead talk to the Almighty – tell Him what you want. Is it power? Anointing? Victory? Promotion? A closer walk with God? Go ahead talk to Him now. This is the time! … In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father, we bless Your Name because we know You are the God who can always answer prayers. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! All the prayers of Your children let them become testimonies. Father visit us today in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Let this be our day in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) And all those who had been plotting against our progress, plotting against our joy; all those who are trying to cause confusion in our homes, in our churches, in our towns, in our country – Father give them an assignment! (Amen!) An assignment so big that they will never have time for us again! Father, give them an assignment! And Lord, that table that You had prepared before us, the grace to feast therein because we are tired of managing, merely surviving – we are tired of it Lord, we want to dwell in Your abundance – let that begin today in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! Glory be to

Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) God Bless You! You may be seated!

Now I want you to tell your neighbour – “If you want to sleep you are free to do so now  because what remains is for me! So if you want to sleep you are free to do so now. What remains is for me!”

John 9:1-7 This is going to be brief but I trust the Almighty God that as it has changed lives before it will change your life also. This is not the passage that I prepared for this morning but while I was going God said , “This is the one for this morning. ”That is why I am sure there is one person here, one person or maybe two – me and somebody – that this, somebody that God wants to do something special in his or her life.

1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.

2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?

3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,

7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

There was a man who was born blind. His problem started before he was born. He came into the world without eyes. He had never known what is called light. He had been in darkness all the days of his life. That is why all of you who had always known sorrow all the days of your life today is the beginning of your joy! (Amen!)

And then Jesus was walking by and saw this man and then the disciples saw the man too. I’m sure it’s not the first time they have been seeing him. And then the disciples began to talk. They didn’t say, “Lord, why don’t you heal this man?” They didn’t say, “Lord, “Please help him!” No they began one way or another to lay accusation on his parents. “Lord! We are sure sin is here! This boy is in the problem because of sin. It must be the sin of his parents. Not only that he himself must have sinned before he was born!” All those who are accusing you falsely, today God will shut their mouth! (Amen!)

How could this man sin in the womb? He was born blind? But the people  who were supposed to say, “Lord help him!” they were saying, “You must be a sinner, let him keep on suffering.” Those of you who have nobody to help you, Jesus will help you today! (Amen!)

And Jesus turned and said: “It is not matter of sin now. No this is something special”. The summary of what Jesus Christ said is – this man is a miracle waiting to happen. Somebody that God designed for a miracle and the miracle is merely waiting to happen. Now if your neighbour is not yet asleep, tell him, “I told you. I told you. I am the miracle that is waiting to happen and it is going to happen today!” If you believe that shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

The Lord said, “This man is a miracle waiting to happen.” God wants to get glory in His life. God wants to show the world that He is the only one who can do the impossible. And I know somebody’s going home today and when he gets home people will look at the fellow and say, “May the Lord be glorified!” They will look at the fellow and say – “Are you the one? Are you or are you not?” It is me only God has done something.

Only three things you need for your miracle to happen today. How many things? I can’t hear you. Ah, this is not the time to be silent. How many things remain? 3 things.

Number 1 – Jesus Christ Jesus was the one passing by. He saw this man whose day came. He saw this man – the miracle that was waiting to happen. He saw the keg of gunpowder that was waiting for just something from God. And you know why, why Jesus is the number one person you need tonight? In Isaiah 9:6 the Bible said, “His Name shall be called Wonderful.” And I’ve told some of us before; the word ‘wonderful’ there actually means ‘miracles’. The people who were translating it to English said, “How do you call somebody miracles? So they said, let’s call Him ‘Wonderful’” Tonight, whether they call His Name “Miracles” or they call His Name “Wonderful”, something wonderful is going to happen in your life. (Amen!)

And I am sure that Jesus is already here so number one is already settled. How do I know He’s here? He said, “Where two or three are gathered together in my Name I will be there.” How many of you know that Jesus is here? So say number one is settled then.

Number 2 that you need for your miracle to happen today is anointing. You see the Bible said Jesus spat on the ground and made mud out of the clay. Now I would have thought that when they want to write it in the Bible they would say He covered his face with mud. No they said He anointed his eyes. You may think it is mud but once the hand of Jesus Christ had touched it it becomes anointing. The second thing you need tonight therefore is anointing. Isaiah 10:27 says, “the anointing destroys the yoke.” Every yoke you were born with. The yoke you picked up in your place of work. The yoke you picked up during your marriage. The yoke you picked up in school. They shall all be destroyed tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Ohh, and number two is settled because I know many of you have been touched by the anointed man of God. And when they were touching you you didn’t know what was coming. You didn’t know that the Almighty God was positioning you for a special miracle tonight so you thought that was an ordinary touch – no it was anointed touch. Jesus is here. Anointing has touched you. If it hasn’t touched you, even as I wave my hand now it will touch you in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)!

And the third thing that you need, that’s the serious one now – is one word – obedience. What do I call it? I didn’t hear you? How come?  Jesus saw the  man and I’m sure He has already seen you tonight. He spat on the ground. Anointed the man with mud then told the man “Go to the Pool of Siloam and wash.” The man could have lost his miracle right there. He could have said, “What are you talking about? Can’t you see that I’m blind? How  am I going to get to the pool of Siloam. If I can see to the Pool of Siloam do you think I’ll be around here? Who are you anyway? I was minding my business. I didn’t ask for anything and instead of helping me you began to put mud on my face! Leave me alone my friend!” If he had said that he would have died a blind man but when Jesus Christ said, “Go and wash.”  He said, “Yes Lord.” He just went straight. I don’t know how he managed to get to the pool, but somehow he got there – it must have been quite a struggle because he couldn’t see. In spite the anointing on his eyes he couldn’t see! But he kept on struggling and then finally he got to the water. I’m sure the moment he touched the water he knew that the devil had lost the battle. And the devil has lost the battle over somebody here tonight.

He obeyed. Isaiah 1:19 said if you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land. If you are willing and obedient then you shall eat the good of the land. You see this is where wisdom comes in. In the passage we read earlier on, the Bible says, Proverbs 9:12 if you are wise you’ll be wise unto yourself. If only  you make up your mind from now on that I will constantly obey God, suddenly your day will come. (Amen!) I say, your day will come. (Amen!)

Let’s take a look quickly. In Luke 6:38 the Bible says, give and you shall be given. Now, that’s a statement  – from God. We know that forever O Lord, thy word is settled but what do we do about it? Those who are wise, they grabbed that, and began to give and as God promised they were also receiving but those people who knew this and said, “Rubbish!” They discovered the truth but they never applied it. That’s why they remain poor. Look at the people of the world. The Bible said something; it said the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light. Do you know there are some people who are not Christians at all and they know all the principles in the Bible and they keep on using it and they keep on getting the results. I’ve told you the story of a child of God in one town in Nigeria. He just told the brethren in the full-gospel there. He said, every programme you are going to have this year., I will pay for it. Everybody clapped. Ah thank you very much, you take the burden away from us. When they saw what the man has become after one year and then the following year he said, “Gentlemen, what I did last year I want to continue” they said, “No!, are you the only one who must be blessed?”

I’ve told you the story. I’m just giving you an illustration because there are some people here now who came here with very old cars. By this time  next year, their car will be the newest in the camp. (Amen!) Because their day will come now. Because the day that that man’s eyes were opened, his eyes were not opened physically alone, his eyes were opened mentally too. Spiritually his eyes were opened too. You are surrounded with opportunities, surrounded with so many opportunities – all that you are waiting for is a touch from God. No doubt in my mind about that you are a miracle waiting to happen.

I told you we went to America, 1979, I think And there were about 17,000 of us at a meeting and we wanted to take an offering for the Bible College and then one man got up and said, “Everybody please listen to me – whatever all of you will give tonight, is what I will give. So I want to beg you give as much as you can.” And everybody said, this man is done for today. 17,000 of us. You said whatever we give collectively, that’s what you alone will give? We will show you. That day we gave more than we wanted to give because we wanted him to be in trouble. When they counted the money it was 3.5 million dollars. Everybody said “eh-eh now!” And the man came forward and said brethren, is that all you can do?” the programme I said, I must know the secret of this man.  And I found out. 5 years before he started a business with 500 dollars and searched the Bible and found that God said, if you give me one I will give you 100. He said there’s no better business principle than this one. So he told God, “every gain I make, I won’t give you 10% like You say, I will give you 90% I will keep 10%!  Within 5 years his business had become 50 million dollars. We are talking about the ‘Almighty God So what this man was doing was – he was calculating – “If I give 3.5, 3.5 X 100 that’s small! God help me so that these people will give more! “ Wisdom! The rest of us thought that he was stupid. He was thinking that we were the stupid ones!

Obedience that’s the third thing you need. That’s the only thing that is holding you now between your final breakthrough! Someone came to us sometime, and said, “There’s a curse on my family. I want you to break the curse.” I was ready to pray  and God spoke to me and said, “Can you bless someone that I have cursed?” I said, Lord God Almighty, I’m ready to face the whole world. Not you.”  I said to him, “I’m sorry sir, I can’t pray.” “ah! I have come to the highest authority in the church and you say you can’t pray!” I said, “I’m sorry. God said, who can bless whomsoever God has cursed? He said what have I done?” I said, “Well, search your heart.” After some time he cooled down . He said, “Please help me ask him what have I done?” God said, open to him Malachi3:8-10. The Lord said if you rob him you are under a curse. We are talking about obedience. We are talking about wisdom. That man is probably somewhere in the congregation today and he’s listening to me. He said, “I will go home and I will restitute my ways. He went , he restituted his ways. He came back. He said, “Bless me. “ And the Almighty God said, “No need. He’s already blessed.” Is there anybody here who wants to be blessed? Are you ready to obey God? Do I hear your yes? (Yes!) 

Do you know that you can live in divine health from now on? I mean for the rest of your life never to be sick again? I’m talking of no headache, no cold. No fever, nothing at all for the rest of your life? If only you are willing to obey. Exodus 15:26 he said if you will hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord…. Not only just to listen, to hearken diligently, to observe and to do all that I command you this day. And the Almighty God said, “I won’t even allow any sickness to come near you at all.” You are looking at  somebody who will never be sick again. Is anybody else like that here too? Let ear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ He said, the Bible says, Jesus saw him -and I can assure you He has seen you – He anointed him, He commanded him and he obeyed. As many of us as are willing to begin to obey God completely from now on, today is our day (Amen!) I say today is our day!

And so we are going to do something for just 2-3 minutes. Don’t do it if you have not made up your mind to obey. If you have made up your mind to obey God completely -from now on, you’re going to obey…  Ohhh! Some of you think maybe he wants to take an offering – no-no-no that’s not the obedience I’m talking about now. He said in His Word, every tongue that rises against you in judgment, thou shall rebuke. That’s what you are going to do. You are going to obey that now! You are going to stand on your feet, like a soldier of the Cross and you will say,  “Everything contrary to the will of God – in my body, in my soul, in my spirit, in my home, in my church, in my town, in my nation – because I have decided to obey God, I rebuke you in Jesus’ Name!! Open your mouths and pray! Open your mouths and call on the Almighty God! In the mighty Name of Jesus! Because I’ve decided that from now on I will be totally obedient to God, everything contrary to the will of God – in my body, in my soul, in my spirit, in my home, in my family, in my business, in my church, in the house of God, in my town, in my country – I rebuke you In the mighty Name of Jesus! It is a command from the  – you shall condemn them. Now go ahead and say it with all your strength! And your miracle will happen now. Thank You Father!

Secondly He said, and this is applicable again to only those who are willing to obey Him. He said thou shalt decree a thing and it shall be established unto thee. Brethren, decree! Decree joy into your life, decree success, decree breakthrough, decree promotion, decree anointing, decree power in God, decree! Open your mouth and decree! Blessed be Your Holy Name! So shall it be In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Finally, He said, love your neighbour like yourself. Hold your neighbour by your hand now and decree into their lives and say, “Brother so-and-so, sister so-and-so I decree in the name of Jesus, it shall be well with you, you shall succeed, you will not fail, you will go from power to power, you will go from glory to glory, your joy shall be full, all your enemies shall fail because of you, every mountain shall become stepping stone to testimonies in your life – I decree, it will be will with you, it will be well with your family, it will be well with your children, it will be well with you all the days of your life in the mighty Name of Jesus! Christ I decree that this will be a new beginning in your life, a new beginning of joy, a new beginning of success, a new beginning of prosperity, it will be well with you in the mighty Name of Jesus! I decree now that it will continue to be well with you! From now on you will only go higher, you will never go lower, you will be head, you will not be tail, you will be above only, you will lend to nations in the mighty Name of Jesus! So shall it be! So shall it be! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!) Father I thank You! I thank You for this morning because at long last the day of Your children had come! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Now I decree into their lives blessings (Amen!) joy (Amen!) victory (Amen!) promotions (Amen!) advancement (Amen!) I decree Lord that all those who say they will not reach their goal will become stepping-stones for them. (Amen!) I decree that the barren shall be fruitful (Amen!) I decree that the single shall be married. (Amen!) I decree that the students will be more than successful. (Amen!) I decree health into your bodies! (Amen!)  I decree peace into your homes! (Amen!) I decree progress into your ministries. (Amen!) So shall it be! (Amen!) You will not fail. (Amen!) You will not fall. (Amen!)  Your joy will always be full (Amen!) So shall it be! And you will serve the Lord. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have decreed (Amen!) Let’s give the Lord a big hand Thank You Lord! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Come on give the Lord a big hand. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!) God Bless You! You may be seated! Tell your neighbour I told you, I’m the one they want to talk about!” God Bless You!

GOD BLESS YOU

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

HIS SUN ROSE

5th of November, 2000

 

You are worthy Lord, You are worthy Lord, You are worthy Lord…….Let’s just go ahead and worship the Almighty God! Let’s worship the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords!, the I AM that I AM, the Ancient of Days!! He’s worthy to be praised! ! He’s worthy to be adored!! He’s worthy to be magnified!! Oh, tell Him He’s good! Tell Him He’s kind! Tell Him He’s powerful! Tell Him He’s mighty! Tell Him you love Him! …Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! ….. Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! … Alleluia! Alleluia! Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Thank You Jesus! Blessed be Your Name! forever! …. Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Thank You Jesus! Oh, Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! … Alleluia! Father Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Father! Amen! Amen! Amen! Amen!

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said, your miracles that had been lying dormant shall be activated tonight! (Amen!)

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said, when I tell you, you will understand, but He said I should tell you,  I will reverse, the irreversible. (Amen!)

You are worthy Lord! You are worthy Lord! You are worthy Lord! You are worthy Lord!…..

Father Almighty, we worship you! King of Kings and Lord of Lords! we adore You! You are worthy to be praised, You are worthy to be adored! You are worthy to be magnified! There is no one like You Father! All power belong to you! You are the greatest! You are the best! You are the highest! You are the richest! You are the holiest! You are the most powerful! You are the oldest! You are the most glorious! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! (Amen!)  oh Thank You Father!

The Lord said there’s someone here tonight, your problem started the day your last child was born. The Lord asked me to tell you tonight the problem is over. (Amen!)

Oh Thank You Father! .. this is what the Lord says, He said there’s someone here tonight, You are married to the devil and you know it. The Lord asked me to tell you – freedom cometh! (Amen!)

Oh Thank You Father! Eru re gbami o …..

The Lord said there’s someone here tonight, everyone that had been blocking  your way to miracle shall be up-rooted. (Amen!)

Father, we adore You. We magnify Your Holy Name. Thank You for loving us. Thank You for saving our souls. Thank You for healings. Thank You for deliverance. Thank You for joy. Thank You for great things yet to come.. Thank You because for some of us tonight is the night. Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name!. Father, tonight surprise us, bless us, challenge us, change us, draw us closer to Yourself and touch everyone of  us and let everyone of us be able to touch You. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!) Amen! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Shake hands with one or two people and say welcome to miracles, welcome to miracles. And then you may be seated. God bless you!

Acts of the Apostles 3:1-10:

1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.

2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:

10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.

You must be reading your own Bible…..  Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Tonight I want to talk to you about the amazement, the man who became an amazement because somebody here tonight became an amazement – (Amen!) – somebody is going to receive something from God tonight that people will not recognize you again.

This man had been a lame man for forty years and had been begging alms for forty years. He knew no other job than that. But then all of a sudden something happened to him. In a single day he had an encounter with God and everything about him changed. He became an amazement. Tell your neighbour, “I’m the one God is talking about tonight.  There’s no doubt about it, God is talking about me tonight. I’m the one who’s going to become an amazement.”

Now how come that this man suddenly became an amazement? I believe the Holy Spirit said to me that as far as this man is concerned, he became an amazement because his sun rose. His sun rose! For  forty years he had been in a long night of darkness. And suddenly, his sun rose. The sun is going to rise for somebody tonight! (Amen!) And for  some people for whom the sun has already risen, the sun will go higher tonight! (Amen!)

Isaiah  9:2 tells us that those who are in darkness the sun has shined on them.. I’m confident,  I know that one deep within me that tonight is going to be a very special night – for me and for you too. His sun rose and because his sun rose, that sun located him. Remember it was where he was sitting that his miracle found him. This time it wasn’t a case of him going to go and meet Jesus. Or that Jesus was passing by and He crossed his path like in the story we heard earlier on. No, no, no, he was sitting down and  his miracle met him there. There’s a particular chair, a particular bench tonight that is a miracle chair or a miracle bench. (Amen!) I don’t know which one is it. If you are the one sitting on that one shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

When your sun rises it doesn’t matter where you are – it will locate you. (Amen!) When your day of miracle comes, it doesn’t matter where you are – it will find you out. In Exodus 3:1-12 The Bible tells us that  Moses was at the backside of the desert, forgotten by everybody, an old man, eighty years old – he had forgotten everything about his dreams, his ambitions, but his miracle found him out.  When his sun rose God said to  him – ”You think you are old. You are just about to begin!” The miracle for someone tonight is just about to begin. (Amen!)

In John 5:1-9 the Bible said there were a multitude at the Pool of Bethesda, multitude! But Jesus Christ came and located a certain man., He walked over several people. He said, I know you, you, you need help but your own sun is not rising today….  and then, no, no, not you, not you …” And then it got to that certain man and He said, “Yes, you are the one!” I don’t know who the one is tonight but I know the one will be the one whose Alleluia! will be the  loudest. (Alleluia!) Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Amen! Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! Amen!

In 1 Samuel 16:11-13, David was in the bush, in the jungle, looking after sheep and his sun rose and the man of God said to his father, “We will not sit down until you bring this boy.” You see the day your  sun rises nobody can stop it. The elders say nobody can cover the sun with his hand. Nobody can do it because the sun is bigger than the hand. And I believe the sun is going to rise for someone tonight! Whether the devil likes it or not. Whether all the enemies in your family like it or not – your sun  will rise and locate you. (Amen!) I say it will locate you. (Amen!) Now when the sun of this man rose and located this man because that’s not the first time Peter and John had been going to the temple. This is not the first time that this man had asked them for alms. Because they had no money they had always ignored him. But this day came and it was a different day. Many of us now have been coming to the Holy Ghost Service for years. Preachers had come. Preachers had gone. Testimonies had abounded of miracles that happened right left and centre and you had been wondering , “When will it be my turn?”. Thank God today is the day. (Amen!) That’s why I pity those who are absent today because today is a special day for a special people. (Amen!)

Now when the sun located this man. It did what the sun alone can do. It chased away his darkness and every form of darkness in your life will be chased away today. (Amen!) What kind of darkness had this man? When you look at this man you see several problems in his life. He was deformed because the leg couldn’t move. He was retarded – because wherever they put him that’s where he could stay – he can’t move forward. They bring him in the morning – drop him there. The sun will beat him, the rain will beat him until they come to pick him up in the evening. His life was a life of shame. If you think that beggars have pride no, they only have shame. His life was full of sorrow. If you can ask him, he will tell you that since he was born, he had always been sad. He was a helpless man, he couldn’t help himself. If there had been a stampede he couldn’t run away from danger. He was helpless. And he was a hopeless man because, I mean, he wasn’t expecting that he would ever be healed. He never asked anybody going to the temple – “Pray for me that I might be able to walk!” His life was one continuous frustration. So when we talk about a long night – this man had a long night. But then when his sun rose, first it chased away his deformity.

Luke 3:5 has a promise for somebody here tonight. It said every valley shall be filled (Amen!) and every crooked path shall be made straight. (Amen!) You know what that one means? It means every empty womb shall be filled. (Amen!) In other words there are some people who are barren who are here tonight, tonight you are going to receive your own baby. It means every bank account that had been empty shall be full! (Amen!) I told you God is talking about me tonight. It means all those who had been owing banks, banks will now begin to owe you. (Amen!) It means and I believe this one is for certain people, that every church that had been empty shall be full (Amen!). It means for the students. And some people who are not so much of a student – it means every empty head shall be full. (Amen!) It means every empty life shall be full. (Amen!) It means everything that can be called a deformity in your life shall vanish tonight. (Amen!)

When this man’s sun rose – Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God!

The Almighty God said there is someone here that you can’t go home because of a certain reproach in your life. The Lord asked me to tell you, you will go home this Christmas. (Amen!) Glory be to God!

When this man’s sun  rose it chased away the retardation in his life, this man who had been tied down like a goat – in one spot, suddenly he became free. He was somebody, who can now leap, who can now jump. Isaiah 61:1 the Almighty God promised that because of the anointing on the Lord Jesus Christ every prisoner shall be set free. (Amen!) Which means, number one, all those who are held prisoner by evil forces – you shall be free tonight. (Amen!) It also means that those who are financial prisoners because there are several things you want to do, it is money that is not allowing you to do it. I know there are some of us who want to fly for Jesus but where is the money? Before the end of this year the tide will turn in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).  But not only that, you see when God want to set a prisoner free, if it is Jesus that is really setting you free –  because the Word of God says, if it is the Son shall make you free you shall be free indeed –  what He normally does is that when He sets you free, He will then out the one who out you in prison in prison.  (Amen!) I am confident tonight that every jailer shall be jailed. (Amen!) I am confident that every arrestor shall be arrested. Whether you believe it or not. I can assure you that every Pharaoh shall drown. (Amen!)

When the sun rose – Thank You Jesus! Daddy said there’s someone  here tonight, that which has been causing your head to be bald shall be removed tonight. (Amen!)

When the sun rose for this man it chased away the shame in his life. Don’t think that beggars enjoy their job. At least I know many of them don’t. There might be some of them who are professionals, there’s nothing wrong with them, they’re just downright lazy but there are some that are forced into begging. Nobody wants to be a beggar – I don’t want to be a beggar. I remember the case of one man, he came to the church because somebody told him that if you get  to the Redeemed Christian Church of God and you are hungry, they will help you. When he got to Ebute Metta he saw one fellow. That fellow directed him to somebody else and that fellow directed him to somebody else, then finally they directed him to me. By the time he got to me he was almost crying. “Sir, what is it. “ He opened his mouth he couldn’t talk. I could see tears in his eyes. Finally he spoke. He said, “I’m healthy. I’m strong. I want to work. It’s just that there’s no job and my family had not eaten for 2 weeks.” He told me he said, “I will tell you the truth sir. On two occasions I have taken a knife to go and stand in a dark place so I can snatch the purse of somebody because my children are hungry but I couldn’t do it, I couldn’t steal. Then I came here where they said they will help me and they began to push me here and there. I said, “Sorry sir. They didn’t understand what you were going through.” So I gave him some little money that I had. And as he was saying thank you, you could see tears. There are some of us. We are not sitting out there begging but we live our life as if we are a beggar. Until brother hands me down we can’t change our dress. That is going to change from tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Psalm 3:1-3 said Lord how are they increased that trouble me. Many are they that rise up against me; many there be which say of my soul there is no help for him in God, but thou O Lord art a shield unto me my glory and the lifter of my head Thank God, God had already said He will lift up your head today in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Whatever it is that is keeping your head bowed shall be removed today in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). The sun rose for this man and chased away his sorrow. I know that for years he had been a very sad man but I know that his sorrow came to an end the day that his sun rose.

And I have good news for you tonight, Jesus Christ said in John 15:26 He said to the disciples, when the Comforter has come… Now I can tell  you that the Comforter has come. For the past 2000 the Holy Spirit, the Comforter has been here. The Holy Spirit is called the Comforter and you are here tonight to meet the Holy Ghost. Tell your neighbour – “Your weeping is about to end.” I’m giving you the opportunity to be a prophet, you better prophesy. “Your weeping is about to end!” Amen! (Amen!) This man was helpless but when his sun rose – it chased away the darkness of helplessness.

One of the passages in the Bible that I’m sure many people know I love very much is in Isaiah 41. The reason I love that  passage was that it came to me at a time of my great need.  I was going through a very turbulent period.  It looks as if  all of a sudden the people I had thought were friends had turned against me.  It was at a time when somebody that I  trusted very much suddenly became an enemy. And my heart was crying to God – “God what have I done?” What am I going to do now?  God please speak to me!” And then suddenly God directed me to Isaiah 41:10-13. I’m going to read it to you. Maybe God is speaking to someone here tonight too. Maybe that is what he sent you to come and hear tonight. He said:

10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.

12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of naught.

13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

If that is for you let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)  When God says I will help you, that means help will come from the east,  (Amen!) from the west (Amen!) from the North (Amen!) from the south (Amen!) If you believe that say Amen! (Amen!)

When the sun of this man rose…. Thank You Father! Daddy says He’s healing legs right now, legs! Joints, soles of the feet. Ankle bones… He’s healing, He’s healing right now… Glory be to God! Let’s give Him a big hand! Let’s give the Lord a big hand! Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Thank You for healing Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! Amen!

Now when the sun rose for this man it chased away his hopelessness. He was a hopeless man. There was  nothing the doctor could do for him. There was nothing any relative could do for him. There was nothing any Commissioner or Minister could do for him. There was  nothing any Governor or any King or any President could do for him, he was a lame man!  And that was the problem. There was nothing they could do to help him – he was a hopeless case. There might be  some of us who are in that situation tonight. I have good news for you. According to Colossians 1:27 the Bible says, Christ in you, the hope of glory. So I can with confidence say if Christ is in you, hope of glory is here for you. (Amen!) That’s why I can say you can tell your neighbour, “Don’t write me off yet. God has not finished with me. Don’t bury me yet! The resurrection and the life is still around. My case may look hopeless but my Redeemer liveth.” If you believe that shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

When the sun rose for this man, it chased away his frustrations. Why was the man frustrated? Every year he will say “Happy New Year!” And everybody will look forward to the year with joy. He will see people as they dance. He will see them as they sing and He will  look at himself and say, “What is going to be happy in the Year?” He was lame last year. He was lame the year before. He had been lame for forty years before that. He was a frustrated man. In fact when he sees people going into the temple singing he will wonder what are they singing about that I can sing about? I have nothing to sing about.  But then suddenly, one day, the sun rose and all his frustrations vanished. Daddy said in Psalm 42:5  He said why are you disquieted within me, my soul?. He said, Have hope in God. You will still praise the Lord. He’s talking about me there. I can say to myself – “Adeboye, don’t worry! You are still going to praise God!” There is somebody here tonight who is still going to praise the Lord! It doesn’t matter all the years of frustration. Somebody here is still going to praise the Lord. If you are that one I think you better begin to practice by shouting Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Thank You Jesus!

Now when the sun rose for this man, it’s not only that it chased away his darkness – it brought him into limelight.  He became a centre of attraction. He became somebody that everybody gathered to see. He brought him into the limelight of healing because his healing was not ordinary.  His own healing was spectacular! You know the Bible said in Malachi 4:2 God said, Unto them  that fear my name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healings in his wings and the wing of God is going to touch somebody tonight. This man was brought into the limelight of healing – not only that but into the limelight of health. Do you know that this man was never crippled again for the rest of his life?  That’s why I know that somebody’s going to be healed tonight and will never be sick again. (Amen!)  If you are the one say ‘Amen!’ loud and clear. (Amen!)

This man was brought into the limelight of progress. The Bible didn’t say that when he got up he staggered or tried to take a little step after the other. No, no, no, no! The Bible said he was walking, leaping – you know the  meaning of leaping? The miracle of somebody is going to leap. (Amen!) You know each time I read Genesis 26:12-13 where it said that Isaac sowed in the land and God blessed him and he had hundredfold return,  the Bible said, “And the man waxed great and went forward and grew until he became very great.” Each time I read that passage I know it is written for me. I say it is written for me. How do I know it is written for me? Because I remember our first Convention on this Camp Ground.  One old man, a great prophet of God, a man who translated the hymn book form English toYoruba came to visit us and I was standing at the altar and I called him to come and greet the people and that is the passage he chose and he put his hand on  my head and he has to be really old to do that – I am sure you understand – and said, “the man waxed great and went forward and grew until he became very great.” And I took it that day and I know I kept on saying Amen! and I’ve seen what God is doing, that’s why I keep telling you we have not seen anything yet. Now I am now turning that same blessing over to you my children. I am saying you will wax great! (Amen!) You will move forward! (Amen!) You will grow. (Amen!) Until you become very great! (Amen!)  If you believe that shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

When the sun rose for this man …,  Thank You Lord! the Almighty God  said there is somebody here with a very stiff neck, that you can’t turn right or turn left.  The Lord said you can go ahead and turn now He has taken care of it.  Thank You Father!

The Lord said there is a woman here, your hair had been itching you and dropping off. The Lord asked me to tell you that He will replace everyone that has dropped off with a brand new one. (Amen!) And you must give the testimony. We will love to see you when that has been done.

When the sun rose for this man it chased away poverty in his life and brought him prosperity. That man never begged again. Never! Just as I know that there is  somebody here who will never beg again. (Amen!) When I go for London Holy Ghost Service I brag to my children there – you think you are rich and I ask you  to sponsor the Holy Ghost Service, you refuse to do it. You think in Nigeria we are poor – you don’t know anything, We in Nigeria we have made up our minds: we will lend to nations! (Amen!) How many of you will lend to nations? Let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) It is good to be rich it is better to be wealthy but it is best to flourish and I’m going to flourish. My children will flourish with me. (Amen!)

When the sun rose for this man it brought him into the limelight of joy. We saw in this man a practical example of joy.  Many of us don’t know what is joy. We know happiness. When something happens once in a while: “Heyey! thank God!” but when joy reaches its peak you will forget your degrees, you will forget your position when it is time to praise God. Once upon a time I was watching Nigeria versus another nation on television. The match was  taking place at National Stadium. President at that time was their watching and you know when the President is there watching the cameramen will show you a little bit of the football and a little bit if the President. And he was there looking dignified. I mean a President must look like a President, must look presidential. But all of a sudden Nigeria scored a goal and the President forgot that he was President. I could see him with his hands going up. I think he must have forgotten himself for some time before he realized, “Oh, I’m President!” … Jesus will score a goal for you tonight. (Amen!) I said Jesus will score a goal for you tonight. (Amen!)

In Psalm 16:11 the Bible says that in His presence there is the fullness of joy and that at His right hand there are pleasures forever more.. This man  who was helpless as soon as his sun rose he came into the limelight of hope. Suddenly he realized – “I am only forty years old, its not yet too late for marriage.. Marriage is not yet too late.”. I wasn’t there but I can tell that it wasn’t  long before so many sisters were beginning to say – “Brother, How now?” They didn’t say, “Will you marry us?” They said, “We heard that you are the one who got the miracle so we just said we should come and greet you. We know that so many people are visiting you to hear your testimony. If you need someone to cook for you, we will help. I’m ready.” Those of you that the world thought will never marry, very soon your marriage will take place. (Amen!) Many of you that they think will never have a child, when you become pregnant let them think it is fibroid. When the baby arrives we shall all see! (Amen!)  All of you that the people had considered hopeless, tell them that a surprise is coming. (Amen!)

This man is the classical example of what I call a new song and I know that God is going to put a new song in the mouth of somebody tonight. Psalm 40:1-3 Let me read that one to you because it’s another passage I love so much, I believe it is written for me too.:

1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.  God will hear your cry tonight! (Amen!)

2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

Somebody’s going to become an amazement here tonight. (Amen!) This man could sing. He could say I was lame, now I can walk. I was bound, now I am free.! I was despised now I’m an amazement. He had a new song to sing. I’m confident somebody will go home tonight singing a new song. (Amen!) But why did he become an amazement? Because God, the wonder-working God, intervened in his affairs. We are serving a God who is a wonder-working God. That is why I have advised my people all over the world – I said, “Please, when you are choosing a god, make sure you are choosing one that can perform wonders!” Because some of them have chosen money as their God.

When it is time to give an offering, that’s when we know who is your God. Oh yes, I know what I’m talking about. I’ve said it to them, I’m saying it  here now. If we take an offering in London today and we find fifty pound note there. It must be from somebody who came from Nigeria! No, I’m not joking! I’m not joking at all! In London! 50 pounds offering! Ah! No, no! You must be joking! 20! You must be joking man! 10 pounds! In one offering? But those of us that they thought are poor! Because somehow God has taught us that He is our source and He is more than sufficient suddenly we have learnt to be generous. So when it is time for an offering if we put our hand in our pocket and we find that it is 100 Naira that is coming out – we say, Glory be to God! Here goes!” But there are some, even here, if he brings it out, he’s looking for 10 Naira and by error he takes out 100 Naira .. he will say, “Ah! Go back!” Who is your God? Your God is the one you obey. You want to put down 50,000 Naira for Holy Ghost Festival? Your pen says , “You better don’t write that check!” And you obey. Then you know who is your God.

But make sure you chose a God who can perform wonders because a day may come when the doctors will say, “Sorry sir, it is not how much money you can pay. There is nothing we can do.” Suddenly money will be put to shame! That that had been your God suddenly becomes helpless but I serve a God that the Bible speaks about him in Exodus 15:11, it said, “Who is like unto thee O Lord, among gods. Who is like unto thee,  glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders.” I serve a God that does wonders.

In Daniel 6:27 it said He’s a God that performs wonders in heaven as well as on earth. I was telling my children in America some weeks ago. I said, I went on holidays on a boat and there was a man there who was a joker. He’s so full of jokes that you don’t know when he’ telling the truth and when he’s lying. So when we got to a particular town he said, “Oh, the weatherman said that in the town that we are going to there’s going to be one big storm!” And we all laughed because he’s a joker. But then later on it just occurred to me –“This man may be telling the truth! So I told my children, “If that man is telling the truth we better pray.” After all I serve a God that controls the storm. And every storm in your life shall be stilled tonight. (Amen!) So we said a short prayer. And you know what happened? The storm left where we were going and went to where we had left!

When you are choosing  a God, choose a God that can perform wonders. That’s why I am asking you to choose Jesus tonight because Isaiah 9:6 said His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace – that’s His Name. That’s the One I want you to choose tonight. And suddenly your life will become an amazement. And those of us who have already chosen Him maybe we are not getting the best out of Him. Maybe our prayers have been, “God bless me” Which is a good prayer,. “God provide for me.” Which is a good prayer.  “God heal me.” Which is a good prayer. But we can go further. I think we can say, “God make me an amazement so that people will just look at me and say, “Ah-ah! Are you the only one in this world? How come that when you turn to the right you prosper? When you turn to the left you prosper. When people say the way is blocked and you come, ways open. How come that when enemies block your way you march over them and you use them as stepping stone to testimony?” How many of you want to be an amazement? Are you sure? Let me hear you shout another ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Before we pray tonight those of you who want to accept Jesus and you want Him to be your God because He’s the only one who can work wonders, why don’t you come forward now and surrender your life to him? Come, let me pray with you that  Jesus may save your soul, that He may wash you in His blood. Let this day be the day your sun will rise. Come, come and give your life to Jesus. Come from all over the place. Don’t wait for anyone. If the others want to wait let them wait! You know for  how long you have been in darkness! Come now and come into sunshine. Come, let your sun rise today. Come and call on Jesus Christ! Come and ask Him to forgive your sins. Come and ask Him to save your soul! Come and ask Him to wash you in His blood! Let your sun rise today! Let your sun rise today! come from all over the  place and give your life to Jesus Christ. Come, He’s waiting for you!

And as you come begin to pray and say, “Lord, I have come to surrender to You. I’m tired of darkness. I’m tired of sin. I’m tired of the devil!. I want to come into Your light! Save my soul. Have mercy on me!” Come, come from all over the place! The Lord is waiting for you! I know  God had been speaking to somebody in particular. Yes, I know this is your day! Choose a god that can perform wonders, the God that can help you in the day of trouble; the God that can help you when the doctors say there is no help! the God that is the hope of the hopeless!  Come. come and choose Him tonight. Come and surrender your life to Him tonight.

The rest of us let us begin to pray for these people, that as they come, God will save their souls, that He will have mercy on them! Brethren let’s begin to intercede for them and let’s pray that all those who are yet to be born again that may be in this crowd that God will cause them to come forward because He says, “Nobody can come unto me except my Father draws him!” Let’s intercede for them; that every one who is not yet born again will come today! Oh pray for them brethren! Pray that as God saved your soul, He will save their own souls too!

Come on Jesus is waiting for you!  He’s calling you. He’s saying “come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy-laden and I will give you rest. Come! This is your day! This is your day when your sun will rise! Come. come. come from all over the place – don’t wait! This is the day!” Choose! Choose a God that can perform wonders. Choose a miracle-working God! Come and surrender to Jesus tonight! His Name is Wonderful. He will perform wonders in your life! His Name is the Saviour, He will save your soul. His Name is the Counsellor, He will show you the way out of your problems. His Name is the mighty God, there’s nothing He cannot do! His Name is the Everlasting Father – He’s there for you ever, forever! Oh, His Name is the Prince of Peace and He will still every storm in Your life!

Come, come, come! Hurry up now! Before I pray for these people, hurry up, hurry up! Come on now, come and surrender your life to Jesus. He wants to save your soul tonight! He wants to save your soul tonight! Hurry up! I know some of you are coming from a long way. but come! Jesus is waiting for you! He’s waiting for you! Come on now! He wants to change your life to an amazement. He wants to save your soul. Hurry up! Hurry up! Hurry up! Jesus is waiting for you!

This is your day of salvation! your sun will rise today! Come and surrender your life to him and say, “Lord, forgive me! Forgive my sins. I surrender to you today. I’m saying  bye-bye to sin today, I’m saying bye-bye to the devil today. I will be doing your will from now on. Just forgive me. Forgive my sins. Oh, Father please forgive me! Save my soul! Save my soul!” Hurry up! Hurry up! I can see many of you still coming. Hurry up! I’m about to pray now! Hurry up! This is your day of salvation! This is your day of salvation! Come quickly! Come quickly! Come and call on Him for salvation! Say, “Lord, save my soul! Save my soul! Have mercy on me Lord! Have mercy on me Lord! Have mercy on me Lord! Forgive all my sins and I will serve You! I will do Your will from now on! Whatsoever You want that’s what I will want and whatever You refuse, I will refuse it! Please save my soul tonight! Let my sun rise tonight! Let the sun of salvation rise for me! Let the sun of salvation rise for me!” Come on now! Hurry up! Hurry up! I can see two of you still coming. Hurry up! Hurry up! This is your hour of salvation! This is your hour of salvation! Thank You Jesus! O Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Glory be to God forever more! Oh Thank You Jesus! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Save their souls Lord! Have mercy on them. Give them genuine salvation. Everyone of them! Everyone of them! Everyone of them! Everyone of them! My Lord and my Saviour, let my sun rise today. Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)

Now there are still some people in the crowd there that ought to come and they are still sitting down there. It’s a pity because a day like this comes only once in a lifetime. If today is the day that God has planned for your salvation, and you refuse to come now and you think you can cry for salvation tomorrow, it will be too late. I will count up to ten. If today is your day of salvation and you refuse to come, then you will not say that I did not wait because the  Word of God says, “To everything under heaven there is a season.” Today is the day of salvation for somebody and the fellow is still sitting down there. He’s allowing pride to tie him down. I will count up to 10 after that I will pray. The rest is up to you. 1… 2… 3… 4… 5 … 6 … 7 … 8 .. the gate of mercy is still open but it may close any moment from now. It’s God calling  you not me. Who am I? I’m an ordinary flesh, ordinary dust of the earth. But the One who can work wonders; the One who made you, the Alpha, the Omega; the Beginning, the Ending, the One who was, who is, who is to come; the Almighty, is the One calling you! Come, now! 9 … He’s calling you now. Countdown.. saying cone, because if you miss this opportunity you may discover that on the last day, God will show you the picture of what happened tonight and say, “Because of you, I delayed the  programme. So that you can come. I waited. We counted from 1-10. They will show you where you were sitting down, that all you  needed to do was to go forward and surrender to me and that you refused. But… Oh how I wish you will come now! He’s calling you. Come now! Come now! this is the final call. He’s calling you. Come now! Come now! Come now! Come now! Come now! Let us pray.

Daddy I want to thank You. I want  to give You all glory and honour because I know this is a very peculiar night. I know You are going to do something extraordinary in the lives of so many. Thank You Father! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) I want to thank  You for these people who had come forward because they couldn’t have come unless you helped them. And now that they are here receive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Forgive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Whatever they’ve done wrong in the past, wipe away with Your blood in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Save their souls tonight. (Amen!) And write their names in the Book of Life. (Amen!) From today onwards Father, let them become your children. (Amen!) And Father, even before they get home, let their lives become amazements. (Amen!) Thank You my Father. Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

….in my home, an amazement among my peers; an amazement in my village, an amazement in my town, an amazement in my state, an amazement in my nation. Make me an amazement to the whole world! Oh, yes Lord – in my ministry let me become an amazement, in every facet of my life let me become an amazement, let people look at me and say are you the only one serving God? Why is God so good to you? Father,  make me an amazement. Let me be so healthy physically that I will be an amazement. Let your power be so mighty, your anointing so mighty in my life that I will be an amazement O Lord prosper me in every facet of life so mightily that I will be considered an amazement in the whole wide world. Let that begin tonight. Let it begin tonight. Let it begin tonight. Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! May you forever be glorified. Thank You Jesus! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Let’s begin to bring our prayers to a close. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)

Father, I just want to thank you for Your Word which has gone forth with so much power, with so much anointing. Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Father, I know that Your Word will not return to You void. I know that it is going to prosper in that which You have sent it to do. I know that as many of us as have heard Your Word and have received Your Word we shall become amazements to the world. Let it be so in Jesus’ Name! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)

I want you to call on the Almighty God and say, “Father, before the cock crows this morning, let my sun rise!” Let’s talk to the Almighty God. Before the cock crows this morning, let my sun rise! let my sun rise! let my sun rise! let my sun rise! Physically, materially, spiritually, Father let my sun rise! let my sun rise! Higher than ever before! Clear! Bright! Powerful! Glorious! Yes, Lord let my sun rise! This very morning let my sun rise! let my sun rise! Oh yes Lord, let my sun rise! Let it rise gloriously, rise mightily, rise powerfully, rise bright and clear, to the glory of Your Name. let my sun rise! … let my sun rise, Lord! This very morning, before the  cock crows, let my sun rise that Your Name might be glorified, Lord, let my sun rise! And I will praise You. I will glorify Your holy Name! Let my sun rise and I will praise You forever. let my sun rise! Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Name Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)

I want you to call on the Almighty God and say Father, every trace of darkness in my life – darkness of sickness, of poverty, of weakness, of failure, of demonic operation, Father, chase them away this morning, chase them away! Chase them away Lord! chase them away! Every trace of darkness that may be left in my life, Father, chase them away! Chase them away – sickness, aches, pain, poverty, everything that is evil, everything that is darkness, Father, chase them away from my life! Chase them away that Your Name might be glorified! Tonight , chase them away! chase them away! Every trace of darkness that may be left in my life, Father chase them away. In Your own supernatural way – even as darkness must give way to light. Every trace of darkness that may be left in my life, chase them away! Almighty God chase them away! Oh yes, chase them away! chase them away, Lord! O my Lord and my Saviour chase them away! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! forever! chase them away! chase them away! Thank You Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)

David said, “thou anointed my head with oil and my cup runneth over.” Brethren, there are some of us, our cups are not half full not to talk of overflowing. Let’s call on the Almighty God today and say, “Father, the cup of my joy, let it overflow! The cup of my prosperity let it overflow! The cup of my anointing, let it overflow! Let my cup overflow – of my health, of my strength, of my joy, of my victory, of my prosperity, of my promotion – let my cup overflow! Let my cup overflow this morning. God Almighty, let my cup overflow in the mighty Name of Jesus! Let my cup overflow this morning! Cup of joy! Cup of victory! Cup of blessing! … The cup of anointing! The cup of power!  The cup of ministry! The cup of success, of divine health! Let my cup overflow Lord! let my cup overflow! let my cup overflow! My Father and my God let my cup overflow! In Your own supernatural way, let my cup overflow! This morning Lord, let my cup overflow! let my cup overflow!  Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Jesus! … Thank You Lord! Thank You Jesus!

One of the major problems of the lame man .. . one of the major problems of the man that was lame was that he had reached a stage where he settled for something less than the best. He wasn’t expecting miracles any  more. He just wanted to survive. But you know better. I want you to cry to God, anything less than the best, I don’t want it. I want the best You can do for me! The best that You can do for me, do today Lord! The best, the very best! Anything less than the best, I don’t want it O Lord! I want the very best that You can do for me! The very best! The very best that You can do for me Lord! Physically, materially, spiritually! I want the best Lord! The best! The very best! I want to be the best I can be for You! I want to be the best I can be for You! I want the best that You can do for me my Father and my God, I want the best, the best! Nothing less than the best! Nothing less than the best! Oh, yes! I want nothing but the best. My Lord and my God, I want the best! The very best. Tonight Lord I want the very best,  to the glory of Your Holy Name! Thank You my Father! Give me the very best. Thank You Jesus! Oh yes, Lord! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)

The Bible tells us that for several years after David was anointed to be king he was still running from one cave to the other, pursued by an enemy too big for him. He was to be King, living in a palace but he was moving from one cave to another. Until the day the enemy died. You are going to pray a violent prayer tonight: The enemy that says he will pursue me so that I won’t be able to reach my goal, Father, deal with the enemy! Your own way! Your own way! Just deal with that enemy Your own way! Your own way! Your own way! Just do it in Your own way! Deal with the enemy Your own way! Your own way! I’m not saying my way but Your way! Your way! The enemy that says I will not reach my goal; that keeps pursuing me relentlessly! That’s not allowing me to reach my goal, that’s not allowing me to sit on my throne. Deal with that enemy Your own way! Just do it Your own way Lord! Do it Your own way! Do it Your own way! Do it Your own way! Thank You Jesus! Do it Your own way! Do it Your own way! Do it Your own way! Thank You Jesus! … Do it Your own way! Help me Father! Help me, help me! Deal with that enemy Your own way! Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)

Then one day David got to his throne or the anointing then began to function. I want you to pray, “Father, the throne that You  had prepared for me, from this morning, I want to be sitting on that throne! One way or the other, the throne that You had prepared for me, I want to be sitting on that throne. I  Know You have prepared a throne for me, I want to sit on that throne! Beginning from this morning, from now on, in Your own supernatural way, I want to be sitting on that throne! I want to be sitting on that throne! I want to be sitting on that throne reigning with You in power, in glory, in joy, in abundance, in victory, in peace, in holiness, in purity, in overflowing anointing, I want to sit on that throne, from now on Father, from now on Father, from now on Father. Thank You Jesus! Blessed be Your Holy Name!  Thank You my Father! Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! in Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)

We have just a few more prayer points. One we want to pray for Nigeria. There are still some forced that want to draw us back. Petrol scarcity has become something of the past but there are certain forces that still want us to go back. Brethren, its our duty to say no to them so we will pray one more time, “Any force or forces that want to stand against Nigeria Father, uproot them! Let’s call on the Almighty God Any force or forces that will want to resist the progress of this nation, Father uproot them, uproot everyone of them! Any one that does not want the progress of this nation. Anyone working against the progress of this nation, Father, wherever the fellow may be, uproot Lord, uproot. Uproot Lord, in  Your own supernatural way, uproot Lord! Uproot! My Father and my God uproot! Yes, thank You my Father Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)

The Holy Ghost Festival is around the corner. December 14, 15 and 16. The Almighty God had promised us that heavens will open. Now I want you to pray, “When the heavens open, Father, let me be among those who will receive the blessings.” Call on the Almighty God When the heavens open let me be among those who will receive the blessings. When the showers of blessing begin to fall, let me be one of those who will soak in the blessings, soak in the anointing, soak in the showers of blessing! Oh, yes, when the heavens open, let me be one of those who will be satisfied with Your abundance to the glory of Your Holy Name. Thank You my Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Jesus! Meet all this one so that there will be supernatural abundance. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)

Now I want you to hold your neighbour and pray for that person and just say “Father, whatever my brother, my sister needs that will make his or her joy full, give to him now! Go ahead, talk to the Almighty God! Whatsoever this Your son needs Lord God A, that will make his joy full, give Him now. Lord give him abundantly! Whatsoever will make his joy full Almighty God give to him now, even now as I’m praying. Surprise him! Magnify Your Holy Name in his life, my Lord and my Saviour, whatsoever will make his joy full, give him now, give him now and we will praise You together, we will bless You together! Thank You my Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)

And now finally you may have  a particular prayer request of your own that I don’t know about and nobody else knows about. God is here now and is listening. Go ahead tell Him – your own personal, private, requests –Talk to Him about it now. Talk to Him about it now. Bless Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)

And so Father we want to bless Your Holy Name because we know You have heard us and we know the answer has come. Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Father, I have one request for all Your children gathered here. Every one of us – send help to us! (Amen!) Father send help to us! (Amen!) Father send help to us (Amen!) From the east, from the west, from the north, from the south, in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening, in the night time,  Father send help to us! In every area of our life send help to us and take all glory. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Just for another five minutes or so I want to talk to you very briefly now on how to retain your joy. After this man who became an amazement got his miracle, the Bible said, he did something. Oh it is true he was walking and leaping and praising God but he followed Peter and John straight into the temple and by the way, by the grace of God, on December 1, which is the day for December Holy Ghost Service there’ll be Holy Ghost Service here of course and we’ll conclude the story of this man that we’ve been treating now for almost 2 years. So you want to be there at that concluding part … because as you know God reserves the best for last.

This man followed Peter and John into the temple. One thing you must do to sustain your joy, to  be sure that when your life becomes an amazement it will remain an amazement, is that you must stay with Jesus. You must stay with Jesus. Psalm 91:1-4 says that he that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. The one who is going to stay under the wings of the Almighty must be willing to  dwell in His presence. There are many people who want to come, grab a miracle and run away. That is not the best way to sustain your joy. Psalm 92:12-14 says that the righteous  shall flourish like a palm tree and it went on to say that they that be planted in the house of the Lord; those who are settled in the house of the Lord, not only shall they flourish, even in the old age, they will still be bearing fruit.

Some time ago, years ago, one of my sons accused me, “How come that when  strangers come to church you attend to them quickly and we who are already settled in the church you ask us to wait till you have finished with the strangers?” And I told him, “These people  have come to the river to fetch a bucket of water, but you are dwelling by the riverside, you can drink anytime you want! You can bathe anytime you want. You are like a tree planted by the rivers of water, the Bible says everything you do shall prosper. Don’t begin to come around – settle in Christ, settle in a good gospel church. Sit down in the very presence of Almighty God. Don’t be a visitor , be a dweller! God asked David, “David you are my good boy. What do you want?” David answered  – in Psalm 27:4, he said, “Only one thing I want, only one thing I desire – I want to dwell in the house of the Lord forever, so that I can sit down there and behold the beauty of his holiness.” But  you see David is a very wise man. He knows what he’s doing. He knows that once you are dwelling in the house of the Lord, you will  also be able to say, Surely goodness and mercy will be able to follow me – for how long? If you are dwelling in the House of the Lord, goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life forever when you decide to stay with God.

When you decide to be committed and settle down in a good gospel church. Not only will you be blessed, your blessing will be secure! You will enjoy security. When you are dwelling in the presence of God it is absolutely impossible for the enemy to come and grab you from behind. I’ve told you the story before of a man a prophet told that he will die in a particular year. He said, “What can I do so that I won’t die?” The prophet said.”  “there is nothing. It is a settled matter. You are going to die this year.” “Okay help me beg God, that God will allow me to see December 31st. I don’t mind dying this year but let me see the 31st of December .” The prophet said, “Yes, I can beg God for that.” 31st December came. Very early in the morning the man ran into the church at Ebute-Metta. As soon as he got there he said, “Eh-eh the death that will come and kill me here, let me wait and see!” That’s more than 17 years ago. The man is still alive today. Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

You want to sustain your joy? Settle, settle down. Sit down. Commit yourself. Find a good gospel church and stay there. When you stay there what will follow is that you will now begin to study the word of God. And then you will be able to meditate on the Word of God, day and night. I was discussing with a Bishop of one denomination. He said to me, “Are you reading the same Bible that I’m reading?” I said, “Yes, sir, I bought my own in the market. I can show it to you sir.” “Where do you get all these things that you are bringing out of it?” I said, “It’s there. It’s a matter of meditating on the Word of God.” Find a good church where they will teach you the true word of God; where you’ll be able to meditate in the Word of God, day and night. And then Joshua 1:8 says, if you do so then whatsoever you do shall prosper. If you are going to prosper let me hear you say ‘Amen!’

And then number 3 is something that Bamidele mentioned earlier on: This man was not just walking and leaping, he was also praising God and you can be sure that anybody who asked him what’s going on, he kept on telling them what happened. In other words, not only must you be praising God, you must also be testifying. At least God must have  done a miracle for  you – tell others, share! I have said it again and again, the reason we ask you to share your testimony is that once you share the testimony, the devil cannot steal the miracle again but if you hide the testimony the enemy can come from behind and steal that miracle away but after you have shared the testimony the Almighty God will put a seal on your miracle and it will be difficult for the enemy to take it from you anymore.

David said in Psalm 89:1, he said, I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever. With my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. In other words he said, not only will I sing praises unto you, with my mouth I will make it known to everybody what God has done for me. When you praise Him and you testify, one thing I know about my Father is this, just as the elders had said, when a child is grateful for what is done yesterday, he will receive another. When you praise him and you testify, even things you do not ask for He will give unto you and then you will just discover that your blessing will keep on multiplying, that if  anybody says you are an amazement today, you will tell them – “You haven’t seen anything yet!  That tomorrow, I am going to be a bigger amazement”. I know that there are some people here today, God is going to take them from glory to glory. If you are one of us let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ So what I want us to do is that even the little miracle that we have received from Him, we are going to thank Him for it – even if it’s only 3 minutes. And as you are thanking Him you begin to count these blessings one by one.

The problem with many of us, why we have never testified is because we never counted our blessings one by one. If you have ever gone to the hospital and you see what is there, when you  come back home you will praise God. One day I went to the hospital, thank God nit for sickness, I went there to pray for somebody and I got to that segment they call the cancer ward – I’m telling you, I was afraid. I saw one fellow there, the eye had grown so big it was frightening. I saw another  one there, the throat has become far, far bigger than the head. I saw so many things. On my way home, I just kept on saying Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus!

Many of you think you have nothing to thank God for, I’m sure you know better. Let’s stand on our feet. Let’s just count our blessings, one by one and thank the Almighty God. Just for a few minutes before we continue. Let’s just bless his holy Name and say, “Father, I thank You for life. Thank You! for my health! Thank You! for bringing me here today! Thank You! because my sun will rise today! Thank You! because I’ll become an amazement! And then mention other things that He has done for you and praise Him for it.! And praise Him for it! That is the way your blessing will be permanent.

And then promise Him that you will testify, that you will tell others what God has done. Tell Him, “I will not keep quiet. I will tell everybody about Your goodness, about Your mercy. I will tell others how great Thou art. I will tell others that You have been good to me. I will tell them  that there is no god like You!” Tell the Almighty God now that you are grateful and promise Him that you will testify; that you will tell everyone all that He has done in your life. Tell Him! “I will show my gratitude, in my words, in my actions, in my deeds. I will show my gratitude by the way I will testify. I will tell others how good You are, how wonderful You are. I will praise Your Name. All the days of my life, I will tell others. Yes, David said, I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever, I will sing, yes, I will sing! With my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness, thy faithfulness to all generations. He said, I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever, I will sing, I will praise Him, I will adore Him and I will tell others that You are a faithful God. I will tell others that You are a good God. I will tell others that You are a powerful God. I will tell others that You are a loving God; that You are a kind God. I will tell others. I will tell others. I will tell others. I will witness because I know, I know how many dangers that I have passed through. It is only Your faithfulness, it is only Your goodness, Your mercy that has seen me thus far. But for You the enemies would have triumphed over me.

But for God that lame man would have died lame. But God intervened. His sun rose and he began to jump and to dance and to tell others and I will do the same. But for God where will I be today? Where will I be? But for the mercy of the Almighty God I should be on my way to hell now. But thank God He found me, He rescued me, He saved my soul, oh yes, I will praise Him! That I’m alive today is because of Him mercy, because of His mercy. That I can speak it’s because of His mercy, that I can breathe it’s because of His mercy! That I can go to the toilet anytime I want to, is because of His mercy. That I can wear my clothes by myself – it is because of His mercy. Father,  I will sing of Your mercy, I will testify. I will tell others how good You are,  how wonderful You are.! ,  how wonderful,  how wonderful,  how wonderful You are! Thank You! my Father Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Jesus! Thank You! forevermore. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! so much Thank You Lord! Thank You! that I’m not in prison today. Thank You! that I’m not in detention today. Thank You! that I can move about. Thank You! that I can talk. Thank You! that I can do anything that I want to do. Thank You! for peace. Thank You! for peace  of mind. Thank You Lord! Thank You! so much Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! Thank You! Thank You! Lord Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! for everything You have done……We are saying thank You Jesus, Thank You! my Lord….

O Thank You Father! The  Lord said I should tell someone that your narrow roads will begin to widen. (Amen!) He said there is someone here tonight you are worried about a particular project you are involved in. The Lord asked me to tell you, what I have started I will complete. (Amen!) Thank You Father!

The Lord said there’s a widow here, He asked me to tell you: “I have seen your private cries and I will be to you more than a husband. That which you want from me I will more than supply.

And the  Lord said there is someone here, as soon as November comes you begin to fear whether you will see the New Year or not. The Lord asked me to tell you there are still many more  years ahead of you. (Amen!)

Father, I just want to bless Your Name. On behalf of all Your children I want to say Thank You! Thank You for what You have done for us. Thank You for what You will yet do for us. Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You my Father we will testify, we will tell the world how good you are. Glory be to Your Holy Name!

Thank You Father!  The Lord said we should just hold still for 2 minutes. He wants to move in our midst. He wants to heal He wants to set free. Just remain where you are for a moment.

…He’s touching people with His healing wings right now. Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Miracles are happening all over now. Thank You Father! Thank You Father! He’s setting the captives free now. Yokes are being destroyed. He’s opening blocked tubes right now … Somebody is receiving a blood transfusion right now. Thank You Father! Someone is receiving new kidneys right now. Oh. Thank You Father!  God is restoring the sight of someone right now. …

We are saying Thank You Jesus! Thank You! my Lord, ….Father we just want to bless Your Name. Thank You! for Your movement in our midst. Thank You! for lives that had been touched. Thank You! because our sun had risen and by Your grace, the sun will never set because we will testify. Glory be to Your Name Lord! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!) Amen! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Kindly be seated. You know you had a sickness before we started praising God and now it is gone I want you to stand up where you are.  That  will be your own way of testifying. I’m not going to ask all of you to come forward because we are running out of time but He told He has healed hundreds of you during that short period, so if you are  one of them stand on your feet right now. Right now those of you who are standing only those who are standing, those of you who received your healing just now, I want you to shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!). So many… shout it one more time. Let me hear one more time. Alleluia! (Alleluia!). Your healings will be permanent in Jesus’ Name!! Congratulations!

I know that the rest of us have also received a touch from Him. Some of you may not know but you will discover by the time you get home that financially the tide has turned for you. If the fellow who used to hate you now begins to smile at you, know it is because God touched you tonight.

Now before we listen to a few testimonies… I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever….

Thank You! for blessing us. Thank You! for revival in our own time. Thank You! that we can witness what You are doing now and that we are part of it. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name!! Bless the offerings of Your children. Sanctify it. Use it for Your glory and forever O Lord let them have something to thank You about. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!) Praise the Lord.

Now those of you about to testify, let it be very, very, brief. If possible less than 2 minutes. Oya, quickly….

The woman was suffering from the issue of blood and she was brought here in the month of August and thee Lord has healed her completely. Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord! I am Elisabeth Okari from Rivers State, Okrika. In 1998 I discovered breast lump and I went in for operation.. After operation they tested the tissue and the result was bad. I said anything that is bad is of the devil, it’s not of God and I left that area. On December Holy Ghost Festival, I was on this Camp when my Lord Jesus Christ, the great Healer touched me. He really touched me and I was healed! So when I go back to my place I made a vow that I will come and pay. So when I come back on March I was asked to go and bring medical report. When I get to medical report, the report is here, I am negative to cancer. Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord! My name is Adefunmilola Adebajo…..

Just a moment, just a moment. Brethren, you have just been told that God healed someone of breast cancer and you are not even excited. There’s nobody who showed any sign that the AG is good. Let me hear somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

My name is Adefunmilola Adebajo. I came here with pains all over my joints. It started on Monday but on Wednesday I was relieved. Thursday it came back and it was so much to the extent that when I came I was not comfortable. But when our Father in the Lord was ministering he said God is healing joints now and immediately I was made whole. Secondly, 1999, a problem started in my life with my hair and I went to hospital and different places but last month I came here I prayed that God should just touch me. You know, I used to have very soft scalp like that of a baby so that when I carry I have something, the thing will go inside. So that last month the softness stopped and the hair started growing  so I was thinking that maybe it will stop because It used to do like that. So when our Father in the Lord was ministering again he said God is restoring fallen hair and I used to use wig. When I was coming today from office, I put my wig in my bag. God just healed me. I believe my hair has been restored. Praise the Lord!

We will like to see if you don’t mind. Sister let’s see the hair that has grown. I see . Let’s give the Lord a big hand. It will continue to grow.

Praise the Lord! My name is Mrs. Abiodun Adegun. I got healed of fibroid. The doctor told me in ’97 that I’m having fibroid, that it started growing, that I should go and look forN20,000 but when he went to Holy Ghost Service at stadium I got healed but I did not testify. So later the thing comes up again. So it happened the last Holy Ghost Service, 2 months ago, that when  the woman of God said we should start jumping, then I started jumping up and after the jumping up I saw that there is nothing  moving in my womb again. Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord! I am Sister Tolani Sanni I came to the last Holy Ghost Night with a hole in my heart. The pains was so much that I was almost dead. But I came because I knew that our God is the Lord that healeth thee. I said God, I’m not going to take a drug. You are going to heal me by Your Word.  But  before I got to the Camp I’ve been prophesying, speaking the Word of God – I shall not be cast young, it is written… But I discovered the more I was speaking these words, the pains was growing so my faith was a little bit shaking and I was doubting the Word of God. And our Daddy in the Lord now said there is somebody here that is doubting the Word of God and I said , “Yes, it is me. Lord, Heal me! This is my final destination. If  You don’t heal me here. If I get to heaven I will tell You Your Word has failed me.”  But I thank God our God is not a man to lie nor son of a man to repent. As our Daddy in the Lord was ministering he said everybody put your hand on your shoulder and mention your name that it shall be well with you. I said, Tolani, it shall be well with you!” And I received  the healing in the Name of Jesus! Praise the Lord!

Funke Olaniyan: The woman is testifying to the goodness of the Lord. During  her pregnancy she had a lot of death threats but the Lord intervened during the June Holy Ghost Service. As she came here our Daddy in the Lord gave the Word of knowledge that there was somebody here whose pregnancy, the baby inside the womb was already dead and that the baby will come to life. And as soon as Daddy spoke the word the woman said something kick inside her belly and roll with the little baby and at the end of the whole thing she gave birth to a bouncing baby which was carried and we give glory to God. Praise the Lord!

My name is Ezekiel Ojo. I developed diabetes in 1996. Since that  time I’ve been having  problems of various sickness because it change from one sickness to another. All my money has been exhausted. When my manager in the bank looked at my account one day… and I was owing the bank – I sold all I have. I sold my house. I sold my land. He said that why don’t I look for Pastor Adeboye to put hand on my head. If he can put hand on my head the sickness will disappear. He said he’s not a member but he has been having story about him. So last month I decided I will touch here this Holy Ghost Service. Pastor Adeboye now mentioned that there are 4 men here who are having stroke which I’m one of them so I followed the congregations. I cannot even walk properly. I was holding walking stick. I nearly fall down before I can meet him but immediately he touch me I begin to gain strength back. All the native medicine I’ve done and the money I’ve spent at University Teaching Hospital to obtain drugs, I’ve thrown them away.  I only drink water now and I’m gaining strength form strength every day. Thanks be to God.

Alleluia! …

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

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