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Year 2006 Messages.

ARISE AND SHINE

6th of January, 2006

 

Thank You Father! Alleluia! Thank You Lord!  Thank You Lord! Alleluia! If you are grateful to God that you have seen the New Year Let me hear you shout Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! If you are confident that by the special grace of God, the God who brought you into this year will also see you through, Let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Amen!

In Psalm 107:15-16 the Bible says Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! [16] For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron asunder. No matter how rich a man may be, no matter how strong a man is, no matter how famous, if he is in prison it is useless. Adam was a powerful man. He alone was put in a garden the size of Lagos State. He was a very wise man. He named all animals in the world but when God imprisoned him, he became useless. Up to December last year, many of us were imprisoned by the enemy but the Almighty God has broken the gates of brass. He broke the gates of brass and cut the bars of iron asunder. That is why we can say our breakthroughs have come.

I want you to praise Him! Adore Him! Magnify His holy Name! He is worthy to be praised! Magnify Him! He has released you from prison! Your breakthrough has come! Your glory will begin to shine now! Praise Him! Magnify His Holy Name! He is worthy to be praised! He is worthy! He is worthy to be praised! He is worthy to be adored! He is worthy to be magnified! Praise Him! Lift Him high! Lord, I thank You, I’m free at last! The gates of brass have been broken! The bars of iron have been cut!! I’m free! My breakthrough has come! I bless Your Holy Name! I bless Your Holy Name! I want to give you all glory; I want to give you all honour; I want to give you all adoration! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Ancient of Days! Thank You! Rock of Ages! Thank You! The “I AM that I AM”, Thank You! the Unchangeable changer! Thank You!! Alpha and Omega, beginning, ending, the One who is, the One who was, the One who is to come,  Almighty God! Thank You! Wonderful, counselor! Mighty God! Everlasting Father! Prince of Peace! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! for breakthrough Lord! O Lord! I want to bless Your Holy Name! I want to give You all glory! I want to give You all honour from the bottom of my heart I say Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Almighty God I give You all honour! I give You all adoration!  I adore You! I bless Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we worship! (Amen!)

In all the prophecies of this year, whether to Nigeria, to His Church, to individuals, internationally, something keeps occurring, intense prayer! Intense prayer! Brethren, every prayer you pray this year, pray it intensely! Lift your voice to the Almighty and say, Father; I don’t want to remain where I was last year. Please take me to the next level! Let’s talk to the Almighty! Father, I don’t want to remain where I was last year, physically, materially, spiritually take me to the next level! Take me to the next level… In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Lift your voice to Him and say, Father; I don’t want to be stagnant. From now on let my progress be rapid! Let’s talk to the Almighty God! From now on let my progress be rapid! I don’t want to be stagnant Lord! let my progress be rapid… In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Lift your voice to Him And say Father, anything or anyone that will not allow me to serve you this year, remove O Lord! Let’s talk to the Almighty. Anything or anyone who will not allow me to serve You this year removes O Lord! Remove! Thank You Father… In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God and say, Father, I know this is going to be a special year, don’t’ let me miss my time of visitation! Go ahead, talk to the Almighty! Don’t let me miss my own time of visitation…. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

The Bible says, you shall decree a thing and it shall be established unto you. I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty and say, Father, I decree, every wall of Jericho in my path, fall tonight! Talk to the Almighty… In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Remember this is the first Holy Ghost Service in this year. God is here I want you to talk to Him now. Whatever you want Him to do for you this year talk to Him intensely. Talk to Him now.  Alleluia!! Father Glory be to God!  In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now let’s go before our Maker and worship the God of breakthroughs: Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, Holy is the Lord, You are high and lifted up, there is no one like You. Jehovah, You are the most high Eternal Rock of Ages, King of Kings!, Lord of Lords!, I AM that I AM, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah!, Glory be to Your Holy Name! Father, Glory be to Your Holy Name!! Almighty God Glory be to Your Holy Name! Accept our worship in Jesus’ name!

Thank You for last year. Thank You for the Congress! Thank You for breakthrough! Thank You for setting us free! Thank You for bringing us into the New Year! Thank You! for life! Thank You! for joy! Thank You! for salvation! Thank You for healing! Thank You for deliverance! Thank You for Jesus! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Lord. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! Father, in the life of Your children gathered here tonight and the families they represent, Father, do something special tonight! (Amen!) Do something special this year! (Amen!) Let our promotion be rapid O Lord, and Father, even before this night is out let us have something to glorify Your Name about! Thank You Father! for In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Let somebody shout Alleluia! And then find two or three people you have not seen this year and say, Happy New Year! God Bless you this year! Happy New Year! God Bless you this year! Thank You Jesus! If you believe that this year is going to be glorious for you let me hear you shout Alleluia!! So shall it be In Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Isaiah 60:1-5 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.  I think this passage is for me. I take it against Isaiah 60:1-5     Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. (Amen!)[2] For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. (Amen!) [3] And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. (Amen!) [4] Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. [5] Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, (Amen!) the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee (Amen!).If you are the one this passage is talking about say Amen!’  loud and clear! When I was praying to the Almighty, saying what shall be the theme of the first Holy Ghost Service of this year, He said, Arise and Shine, Arise and Shine.

Now, every statement in the Bible could be an advice, an appeal or a command – an advice, an appeal or a command. For example in Deuteronomy 30:19 the Lord says, I lay before you blessings and curses, life and death, He says, choose life that you and your seed may live! That’s an advice. In Isaiah 1:18-19 when He says  Come now,  let us reason together, He says even though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; He said, If ye be willing and obedient, I say you will eat the good of the land, that’s an appeal. Come, come. Let’s reason together .And then in Mark 16:15 where He says, Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel, that’s not advice, it’s not an appeal, it’s a command. Go! That is a command. Now Arise and shine is a command. The Almighty God is commanding somebody here tonight that beginning from now – arise and shine, arise and shine, arise and shine! Who is going to obey that commandment? Say, Amen! Loud and clear! (Amen!)And what is the meaning of Arise? Arise means move on to the next level, which is the same thing as God’s definition of a breakthrough. Arise!, move on to the next level. So Arise!’ means different things to different people depending on which level you are on. For example when we are talking about promotion; that is when we are talking about upward movement, Arise!’ could mean to somebody who is in a pit to come to the level ground.

In Psalm 40:1-3 David said I cried to God from the miry pit and He brought me onto a rock to stay. When we talk to somebody who is heavily in debt, whose account is reading minus, when we say, Arise!’ we are simply saying get out from debt. And that’s why I decree tonight everybody who owes, in a way that I don’t know how; very, very soon you will be debt free. (Amen!)

For the one who is on level ground, Arise’ means move on to the hill top. Move to the hilltop. Psalm 121:1-2 David said, I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help, my help cometh from the Lord who maketh heaven and earth. The hill top is a place of power, a place of help.

In 2 King 1:9-12 Elijah was sitting on a hill top when the enemy came to arrest him. And it was easy from that hill top to call down fire on the enemy below. So those of you who are on the level ground, Arise’ is go to the hilltop, go to the position of power; go to where you can deal with the enemy, that is why I’m decreeing, beginning from now on, those of you who have been struggling with the enemy, wrestling with the enemies, from tonight, you’ll be sitting above them and you’ll be decreeing what will happen to them from the hill top. (Amen!)What about some who are already sitting on the hill top? Arise’ means move to the mountain top. You see there are hills and there are mountains. In Matthew 17:1-9 the Bible says One day, Jesus brought the 12 disciples to a certain level and told 9 of them to wait there and took 3 to the mountain top and on the mountain top they were transfigured before them. They saw His glory. Not only did they see His glory, He told them: Don’t tell the others. Don’t tell them. It’s not for them!

The mountain top is where you see the glory of God. The mountain top is where you receive miracles that you can’t tell others. I am decreeing tonight that there is someone here this year you will see the glory of God! (Amen!) I didn’t say everybody. In the time of Jesus He took three out of twelve. There are at least three people tonight who will see the glory of God. (Amen!)

I said that the mountain top is where you see miracles that you can’t tell others. And I’ve told you before, one of my sons, a big man of God came to see me. He said, Daddy Oh!, God has been so good to me. He has done this, He has done this, He has done this and while He was talking I was .glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! At a stage, he said Daddy, I’m the only one talking. You haven’t told me what He has done for you! I said, my son, if I tell you what God has done for me, you will say God is partial; that’s why I keep my mouth shut. The kind of miracles, so big that you can’t tell others it’s going to happen to somebody this year! (Amen!)And then what about those who are already on the mountain top, those who have seen His glory? Those who have received miracles they can’t even share?  Arise’ means, move on to the sky.

In 2 King 2:11 the Bible said while Elijah and Elisha were speaking, suddenly the heaven opened and there were horses and chariots of fire that parted the two of them asunder and Elijah went by whirlwind to the heaven. For those who are on the mountain top Arise!’ means, number one, the heaven will open; number two, there will be a divine visitation; number three there would be an unusual promotion. So I don’t know who I’m talking to but for somebody tonight this year your heavens will open. (Amen!) The Almighty God will visit you and your promotion will be very, very rapid. What about another example. Let’s take the case of progress.

Thank You Father! The Lord says there’s someone here, one eye was almost completely gone. The Lord asked me to tell you the eye is clearing up fast. (Amen!)

Thank You Father! The Lord says there’s someone here tonight they thought that they have sealed you in. The Lord asked me to tell you I will make a hole in the sealing! (Amen!)

I want to encourage us this year, when God sends a word to us like this, a powerful Word like that, let us appreciate Him; let us appreciate Him; let us show Him we appreciate what He has done for us! Let’s appreciate Him. O Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Amen! It is not a joking thing for the enemy to seal you in that is another way of saying they have decided you cannot go higher than where you are. And when God says, I will drill a hole through the ceiling that is something to rejoice about! That’s something to rejoice about. That’s something to rejoice about! It is something to rejoice about. Thank You Father! You see because once God opens a hole in that sealing nobody can seal it again! Some of us know, we know what it is to work, to struggle so hard to go up but just remain where you are but with the hole, with the hole, with the hole in the ceiling.

Let somebody shout Alleluia! Shake hands with one or two people! Tell them, I will see you at the top! I will see you at the top! I will see you at the top! Thank You Father!

Now when we are talking about Arise’ and we are considering progress.  Arise!’ to the dead means come back to life’. In Mark 5:35-42 when Jesus got to the house of Jarius, after He had driven out all those who were weeping and in the mighty name of Jesus Christ mourners will not have a place in your home (Amen!) . Those who are thinking that they will come to your house to weep Jesus will drive them out! (Amen!).

After Jesus drove out the mourners and He entered into the house where the little girl who died was laying, He took her by the hand and said unto her, Little girl I say unto you Arise!’ Arise to the dead means, come back to life. That is why I am decreeing in the name of the One who sent me, every dead project, arise! (Amen!) Every dead hope, arise! (Amen!) Every dead womb, arise! (Amen!) Every dead brain, arise! (Amen!) Every dead marriage, arise! (Amen!) O Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name!

To the one who is sleeping, Arise!’ means, wake up! Wake up! You see the danger in sleeping is that you don’t know when the enemies are closing in. A man who is sleeping doesn’t know when the enemies are moving in. Before he wakes up the enemy has killed all his children!  Arise!’  Means to the one who is sleeping, wake up! In Mathew 2:13-14 Joseph was sleeping. He didn’t know that a king had already sent soldiers to go and kill all small children but God spoke to him “eh-eh-eh Joseph, wake up, wake up! Take the child and run until the enemies are dead. How many giants are here tonight? Many giants! Giant businessmen, students who could be giant professors? People who could be giant leaders of tomorrow but because they are sleeping they don’t know.. I command tonight every giant sleeping here; wake up in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Thank You my Father! Daddy says There’s someone here it is as if your body is in pieces, the Lord asked me to tell you He is reassembling it in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Ah! Thank You Father! Daddy says There’s someone here tonight this year you will meet your divinely appointed partner. (Amen!)

Thank You Father! Go ahead! Give the Lord a big round of applause. Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! That’s a good one. So to the dead, Arise!’ means come back to life. To the sleeping, Arise’ means wake up. To the one who is seated, Arise!’ means stand up! In John 14:30-31 the Lord had been talking to the disciples. They were seated and He was talking to them. When they finished talking, He said, Arise, let us go!  Arise!’ to the seated means stand up and let us go.

Do you know that in every congregation when we are all seated like this, there are hidden talents? Because they are seated, they are hidden. Take the example of the choir. When all the choir is seated we don’t know who can sing solo; we don’t know who has the best voice because they are all seated. It is only if/when they begin to stand up one by one, one by one, that you suddenly say, oh-oh, you mean such a talent is here! In that Name that is above every other name, I command every hidden talent Arise!’ (Amen!) Stand up! (Amen!) Stand out! (Amen!) Become outstanding in the mighty Name of Jesus! (Amen!) Glory be to God!

I remember as a young Christian, I’ve been in the church serving my God, doing whatever I’m asked to do. One day the General Overseer asked me to interpret for somebody. I have never done it before. I broke out in sweat and because even though I was a lecturer in the University, I didn’t know where the Thessalonians and Colossians can be found in the Bible. Anyway things moved on and I began to study the Bible privately saying that if these market women can know this Bible, I can know it too. Then one day it came, in morning prayer meeting (we used to have prayer meeting 5.30am – 6.00am in those days) the preacher was absent so they looked around and said, Okay, you go and preach. And suddenly something unexpected happened. And the people heard a sermon, the kind they have never heard before. Somehow a hidden talent began to surface. I command tonight all the talents that have been hidden in your life arise in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

What about the fellow who is already standing? What is the meaning of  Arise!’ to the one who is already standing?  Arise!’ to the one who is standing means jump into action; begin to move! In 1 Sam. 16:11-13 the Bible tells us that when Samuel had examined all the sons of Jesse and couldn’t find a king among them. He asked is there no other one? And the father said, oh!, there remains one boy. Emm! He can’t be a king! Samuel said, Go and get him because we will not sit down until he comes. So Samuel was standing, Jesse was standing when they brought in David and as David came in God said to Samuel, This is he.  Arise and anoint him!’ They were already standing but God still said Arise!’ So Arise!’ to the one who is standing means jump into action, hurry up, don’t waste any more time! I command all of you who have been waiting for an opportunity, an opportunity to succeed, an opportunity to be great, an opportunity to serve God, Arise!’ (Amen!) Go out and grab the opportunity in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) O Thank You Father! Blessed be the Name of the Lord!

The Lord says there’s someone here for a long time you have been suffering from waist pain. The Lord asked me to tell you that is over now! (Amen!)

Thank You Jesus! That’s over now. Amen! Amen!

The Lord says there’s someone here and I know it must be me,! He said, I will pour fresh oil on the engine of your life. Fresh oil on the engine of your life. (Amen!)

Maybe you don’t understand, maybe you don’t understand; let me explain that one to you. When an engine is running, if it has no oil it will break down completely and become completely useless. When an engine has been working for a long time and you take it to your mechanic for servicing, they remove the old oil and put in fresh so the engine will begin to sound like new. I believe that what God is saying is that physically, somebody is getting an overhaul right now! (Amen!) But even more importantly it means the one who is getting tired, God is revitalizing them! (Amen!) If I were you I would really shout Alleluia!(Alleluia!)

So Arise’ to the one who is standing is jump to action. Then what about those who have already been working, Arise!’ means begin to run. In 1 Samuel 17:48 when David saw Goliath coming he arose and ran to battle. He hit Goliath before Goliath could even move at all. You see, the word intercede or intercession means the enemy wants to somebody who is precious to you and you decide to stand between the enemy and the precious one so that the blow that the enemy wanted to hit your precious one with might hit you instead of your precious one. That is the meaning of intercession but the beauty of it is if you move fast, before the enemy can move then you will be able to hit the enemy before he can hit anybody at all. So when you run to battle like David did, before Goliath could draw his sword or take his spear the blow had already landed Goliath. That is why I’m decreeing this year, anyone who has any evil plan concerning those precious to you; God will hit them before they can move! (Amen!)

What about those who are already running, what is the meaning of Arise?  Arise!’ to the one who is running means fly ,fly! In Isaiah 40:31 the Bible says they that wait upon the Lord shall mount with wings like eagles. Anyone who is flying can fly over any mountain. I think I have discussed it here before, several years ago, that there are various ways of dealing with a mountain. If you find a mountain blocking your way, you can turn back, or you can walk round it. The problem with walking round it is that after walking and walking, you may come back to where you started. Or you can climb it. The problem with climbing a mountain is that you can slip and fall right back to the bottom. Or you can drill a hole through it. And the problem with that is that is takes a lot of time and energy. Or you can sit on top of it.

The problem with that is you have to climb it first before you can sit on it. Or you can dynamite it like they dynamited the wall of Jericho with a shout but the best way to deal with a mountain is to fly over it. The mountain is there, it doesn’t concern you. In fact you can be looking down on it from where you are. This year every mountain in your way, you will fly over them (Amen!) So, Arise!’ to the one who is running, is fly’. You’ve been making progress. Now let’s take him through the air, let’s fly! When you fly you cover a lot of distance in a short time. Can you imagine someone running from here to Sokoto? You know how long it will take him whereas if you take a plane, within one and a half hours you are already there. The progress of somebody will be rapid this year in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)And to the one who is flying, Thank You Father!

The Lord says there’s someone here you have complained to your doctor that you feel very sluggish and the doctor said the problem is with your blood. The Lord asked me to tell you He has changed your blood. (Amen!)

O Thank You Father! Glory be to God!

The Lord says there’s someone here who has just asked God for double promotion. Ah! if my promotion is going to be rapid, give me double promotion! The Lord asked me to tell you It will not be double, it will be triple. (Amen!)

I can say Amen to that one! Then what about the one who is already flying? What is the meaning of Arise!’ to the one who is already flying. It means move on to higher heights.  When you are flying there are levels and levels and levels. If you are travelling say by plane and you are going from Lagos to Ibadan, since Ibadan is not far from Lagos, they will tell your plane not to go too high because very soon you will be coming to land. But if you are going from here to London, they ask you to go far, far, up and the higher you go, the more you can see! I decree tonight that all the opportunities that had been hidden to you, as you rise they will become available to you. (Amen!) Alleluia! Example three where Arise!’ could mean different things to different people..

Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone who has been having problem with the knee caps. The Lord asked me to tell you he has given you brand new kneecaps. (Amen!)

The Lord says there’s someone here; in spite of the expectation of the enemies the grave will not swallow you this year! (Amen!)

I can say Amen!   to that one also. O Thank You Father! Shake hands with somebody and tell them that I will see you in 2007! I will still be around in 2007! God has said that the grave is not going to swallow me!  Thank You my Father! Thank You Lord! Go ahead give the Lord a big round of applause! Alleluia!

Now example 3 of Arise!’ meaning different things to different people is In the area of prosperity. There is a level called the poverty level. That is the level of never enough. It’s a terrible level. It’s a level of suffering; it’s a level of unnecessary hatred. Proverbs 14:20 says the poor is hated by his neighbors. Proverbs 19:7 Says all the brothers of the poor hate him. Why? Because he’s poor? Because he’s a burden. When they see him coming they know he is coming to take a little of their money away. They said even his friends begin to run from him so that he won’t borrow more money. Poverty is a curse. I decree, in that Name that is above every other name, you will not remain in that level! (Amen!)

So Arise!’ to someone who is in poverty level is get away! Get away from that level! There is another level, a higher level called a comfortable level; it’s the level of just enough. Proverbs 30:7-9 it says, give me neither riches nor poverty so that I won’t steal and So that I won’t become too comfortable and then forget you. And in 1 Timothy 6:6-8 the Bible said godliness with contentment is great gain. So that level is a good level – but Arise!’ is saying to the one in the comfortable level, move on to the next level, there is a higher level! You see because the problem with this comfortable level is that if there is something big that will cost money happening to you, suddenly, you move into debt. That second level is still too close to the poverty level. And then there are several things that your heart will want to do for God you can’t do it because you are just at the comfortable level. I decree all of you who are in the border line you will Arise and Shine this year in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Thank You Father!

The Lord said somebody sprained his or her ankle during the end-of-year festivities. The Lord said He has healed that one. (Amen!)

O Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord!

The Lord says there’s someone here tonight, He said I have released to you the gift of faith and you can now move mountains. (Amen!)

I think you should say Amen!’ to that one!

So when the fellow in the comfortable level arises, he moves on to the rich level. This is the level where you have enough and to spare. This is the level where you begin to exercise some dominion. This is the level with an element of security. Proverbs 22:7, the Bible says the rich ruleth over the poor. So when you are on the rich level you have an element of dominion. Ecclesiastes 7:12 the Bible says, money is a defense. There is an element of security when you are rich; that is why in the Name that is above every other name, you will be far from the level of poverty in Jesus Name! (Amen!). (Amen!)But even those who are in the level of the rich, Arise!’ still means move on to the next level.

Thank You Father! The Lord says, the one who says he will take your crown will lose his own head. (Amen!)

I think you should give God a big round of applause for that Thank You Father! So you know I don’t need to explain that one, it’s clear! There is a level called the wealthy level. This is the level of abundance, the level of the very rich, I know many Christians don’t want us to talk about that – some Christians don’t want us to talk about that but Genesis 13:2 said Abraham was very rich in cattle, in silver and in gold. And the Bible said every Christian is of the seed of Abraham. The Bible says in Galatians 3:13-14 that the blessings of Abraham are meant for the Gentiles. Now if I am of the seed of Abraham that means I’m on the same category as Isaac and Genesis 26:12-14 said Isaac became so wealthy that the whole nation envied him.

There is somebody here tonight, by the time God finishes with you the whole nation of Nigeria will envy you! (Amen!)

And yet the one who is in the wealthy level Arise!’ is still saying to him, move to the next. Thank You Lord! I want to say  Amen!’ to this one before I say something on it,

The Lord says there’s someone here tonight; He said your children will make you great! (Amen!)

Now if I were you I will stand up and shout Alleluia! I will glorify God for that; I will praise Him for that! He said your children will make you great! You better say Amen!’ to that You better say Amen!’ to that and give a round of applause to the Lord! He said your children will make you great! (Amen!) Amen! Thank You Lord! Now Arise!’ to the one who is wealthy, means move to the next level, that is the level of the flourishing.

The Bible says in Deuteronomy 28:11-12, it said God will prosper you so much you will be lending to nations. That’s flourishing. And God said in Psalm 92:12-14, the Bible says they that are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish like palm trees, they will just keep on flourishing. In Job 22:23-25 the Bible says if you will just do the will of God you will lay up gold as dust! Do you know in 1 Chronicles 29:1-5 that the beautiful temple of Solomon, that was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was completely financed by his father David? You have to be rich to be able to build a temple that is almost 50% gold. But in 2 Chronicles 1:6-15 the Bible says Solomon became so rich to the extent that silver and gold became as common as ordinary stone. I have good news for somebody who had been praying, God I want to serve You! Give me what to use! Very soon you will come to me, you will come to me and say, Daddy, how much will the Congress cost? (Amen!) Don’t tell anybody, just tell me Daddy and I will give you the cheque. Who am I talking to? Let me hear you shout Alleluia!

Some nine years ago now we started the Holy Ghost Service in London and in those days oh! If we got 4,000, we say my what a crowd! because there was nothing as big as that in London then. An all-night prayer meeting in London! 4,000 people! It’s a miracle! But it was costly. At that time it was costing us about £70,000, every one! And suddenly I discovered that because my children over there were making some little contributions they didn’t want the Holy Ghost Service in London any more.

And I know God told me to go. I told them don’t worry, don’t contribute anything, don’t worry at all. I know you think Nigeria is poor but we have made up our minds that we will lend to nations. Don’t contribute. Leave it to God and to those who want to do it. Suddenly we began to grow. The last one we held we rented 40,000 chairs and it was not enough! The cost of the last one is more than £300,000! But there is a God in Nigeria who can take people to the flourishing level where they can lend to nations. How many of you are believing God that very soon you will be one of them? And you will be the one to come and see me anytime we are holding Holy Ghost Service anywhere in the world, tell me how much it will cost and I will write a cheque! How many of you believe God for that? You better tell Him Amen! loud and clear! (Amen!)

Ah! Thank You Lord! The Lord says there’s someone here He said very soon you will say thank God, peace at last! Thank God peace at last. (Amen!) Alleluia!

The Lord says there’s someone here; He said you have lost a lot of ground to the enemy. The Lord asked me to tell you, He said cooperate with me and we will recover all. (Amen!)

Let me go to example 4 where Arise!’ can mean different things to different people. And we want talk in the example of health. There is a level called the sickness level. I don’t need to describe that one but you know it is a level of ache and pain. Sickness is evil; it’s a curse, it’s a bondage. In Luke 13:11-17 the Bible tells us about a woman who was bent for years and Jesus healed her. He called the sickness bondage of the devil. Every one of you in any form of sickness or disease, in the Name that is above every other name, tonight will be the end of that in Jesus mighty Name! (Amen!)

So to the sick Arise!’ means be healed, get well, get out of the level of sickness. But there is a level called the divine health level. Healing is good but to be healthy is better. Never to be sick is good Exodus 15:26 the Bible says if you will obey God completely He will not allow you to be sick at all. It is possible never again to be sick. Hospital is not a very good place to go if they carry you there. If you are a doctor, well that is your place of work, if you are a Pastor you may go there to go and pray and evangelize but to lie on a hospital bed it will never happen to you again in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).

Deuteronomy 34:7 said, even at the age of 120 Moses was still strong, healthy, his eyes as clear as anything. Those of you who think well I’m getting old, that is why I have this ache, this pain, its old age! Don’t accept that from the devil. From today onwards, in the Name that is above every other name, no more aches, no more pain, you will be healthy in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)This January by the special grace of God I am celebrating 32 years of divine health. Your own testimony will be like that very soon in Jesus’ Name

The Lord says there’s someone here, you spent the whole of January 1 in sorrow. Everybody is saying Happy New Year! Happy New Year!! You say what is there to be happy about? The Lord asked me to tell you I will turn the table against your enemies. (Amen!)

So whoever you are – congratulations! The one who is healthy If you want to clap for the Lord, go ahead! Give Him a big round of applause. Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! For the one who is healthy, no sickness, no disease, Arise!’ means move to the next level. What is the next level?  The next level is that you will be able to heal others by touching them. Health is good but healthy and useful is better.

In Mark 16:17-18 the Bible says you shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. There is somebody here tonight, even by Saturday morning; anyone you lay hands upon shall be healed in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)I remember the first time I laid hand on one child and she recovered immediately, I was frightened. The mother brought the child and said this child had never spoken. I don’t remember the age but the child was fairly tall and I wanted to pray because they said I should pray. I wasn’t expecting anything to happen. But then as I lay hands on the child and I said, In the Name of Jesus, that’s all I said! And the child said Amen!’ I nearly jumped out of the window! There is a miracle that frightens, that kind of miracle is going to begin in your life now. (Amen!)And for the one who can heal by touching, Arise!’ means go to the next level. Oh! Thank You my Father! I knew that tonight will be a special night. But You are really exceeding my expectation Lord, Thank You!!

The Lord says there’s someone here tonight He said, I should tell you, the one who brought the problem shall take it away. (Amen!)

Ah! Thank You my Father! Thank You Lord! Go ahead give the Lord a big round of applause!

The one who brought the problem will take the problem away. Arise!’ to the one who is already healing by touch means, go to the next level. What is the next level? That’s the level when you can heal with your handkerchiefs. In Acts 19:11-12 the Bible says, God performed special miracles by the hand of Paul so that from his body aprons, handkerchiefs were taken to the sick and the sickness departed from them and demons even fled from them. In other words this man was so anointed that even his sweat carried power. Beginning from today when you wash your hand in water, there’ll be power in that water. (Amen!)

Somebody shared a testimony; I think it was January last year. I went to visit a friend of mine and it was time to eat and I saw this man struggling to sit next to me and I saw his wife struggling to sit next to me. I was wondering, what’s going on but since I was a visitor, I couldn’t say much so I sat down and I began to eat and they gave me the leg of a chicken. And it was very well prepared. I finished it and I crushed the bone. And I saw the man looking disappointed. I didn’t know what was happening but my hostess saw the way I dealt with the leg of that chicken and she said Daddy do you want more? I said if you don’t mind. So she gave me the second one, that’s a warning to you by the way. If you know you are not going to feed me very well don’t invite me to your house! Because the Bible says whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might. That includes eating chicken! You invite me to your house and you will see. Alleluia!! So they gave me a second. This time I couldn’t finish it. As soon as I stopped the man who was sitting next to me grabbed my plate and as soon as he grabbed the plate the wife began to struggle with him and I was wondering why. And these are big people, they are not poor, so I said what’s going on?

So they said let’s tell you the story now. The husband said, the year before they told me that the enemy had concluded to wipe me and my family out. I said what can I do? They said there’s nothing I can do. Then at that time you came to visit this family and I thought that was my opportunity. The bone you left at that time I collected them. I went home. I ate part of it. I gave part of it to all my children. The only fellow who didn’t eat was my wife and she nearly died. We spent millions before she could recover. I and my children, nothing touched us, that’s why my wife is struggling.

I am saying to every one of you here tonight every plan of the enemy concerning you and your family this year; I cancel them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Now somebody who is already healing with handkerchiefs and aprons, what does Arise!’ mean to him?  Arise!’ to him means move to the next level. And what is the next level? That is the level where you can heal without physical contact at all. Acts 5:12-16 tells us that while the other apostles were performing miracles, Peter’s shadow was healing people. He didn’t touch them but his shadow healed them. In Matthew 8:5-8 the centurion came to Jesus and said You don’t need to come to my house. Speak the Word only. There is a level where you can speak the Word only. The Almighty God will take you to that level. (Amen!)

There was a time when we were few in the old auditorium when we were less than six thousand. When we come for the Convention and we have what we call the Holy Ghost Night, I alone will lay hands on everybody. But can you see the crowd. Suppose I were to lay hands on all these people, we will still be here by Monday. So God had to move us to another level where we could simply say there is someone here, there is someone there, there is someone here. And as we say it, God establishes it, that’s why I am saying there is someone here from now on it will be well with you. (Amen!)O Thank You Father!

The Lord says there’s someone here, He said the one controlling your progress shall lose control; the one who had been controlling your progress shall lose control. (Amen!)

So Arise’ means several things to several people but God didn’t ask you to arise alone this year, He said Arise and shine. Now what does it mean to shine? ‘To shine   can mean several things but because of time I will be brief. To shine can mean to excel. Daniel 6:1-3 the Bible said Daniel excelled all the others, an excellent spirit was found in him. They gathered 120 people together. Out of them they selected three. Out of the three Daniel was number one. This year, even if they gather a billion people together you will be number one (Amen!)

The Bible says there was no king like Solomon before him and after him. Solomon shone. Elijah when God laid His hand on him, in 1Kings 18:46 he outran Ahab. He shone by outrunning his enemy. This year you will outrun all your enemies. (Amen!)So to shine means to excel. To shine also means to be visible. It means come out of hiding, become visible. In Matthew 5:14-16 the Bible calls us a city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. I command, in the Name that is above every other name, your glory shall come out of darkness! (Amen!) Come out of hiding and begin to shine! (Amen!) Begin to shine! Begin to shine! Begin to shine! Begin to shine! David was hiding among the sheepfold until the day came for him to begin to shine. Nobody knew that he knew how to use the sling! Nobody knew that the boy had killed a lion! Nobody knew he had killed a bear but the day he came face to face with Goliath he began to shine and there is somebody here, before this year is out, Nigeria will take note of you. (Amen!)

O Thank You my Father!

The Lord says there’s someone here it looks as if your light is dim now, The Lord asked me to tell you, and you will still shine (Amen!)

The Lord says there’s someone here, He said if you will put me first. Let me repeat that, if you will put Me first, He said, I will turn your home to heaven on earth. (Amen!)

The Lord says there’s someone here; He said this year will be full of occasions for laughter. (Amen!)

Amen Lord! Amen! To shine means to become influential, to begin to affect lives. For example Joseph, all the time he was in prison he had been interpreting dreams but he was hidden, hidden in prison, like many of us were hidden in prison until a breakthrough came last December. This year, in the Name that is above every other name, we shall march to the throne. (Amen!) As soon as they moved Joseph from the prison to the throne he began to influence people. He began to influence people. I prophesy to you now, beginning from now your life will begin to influence others for good. (Amen!)When we were going to begin the Holy Ghost Service in London, I told my children, let’s do what God asked us to do, I know it is costly, it’s expensive. It will cost you money and prayers and fasting. One day it will pay! One day they will be inviting you to take important decisions in the land. They said Amen! how can they call a Nigerian to come?  And when they want to drive you back to your country if they can, But now when the Anglican Church wanted to choose their Archbishop they wrote to our headquarters in London. What do you think? What’s your opinion? When they wanted — there’s one building that they built and they wanted to have a chapel there. They said they needed a Pastor who is Pentecostal. They wrote to us. Will you please send us someone? When there was bomb explosion last year in London, they invited our representative, to come to the House of Parliament to come and tell us, what should we do? There is somebody here tonight, very soon when they want to take an important decision in this nation they will send for you. (Amen!)

To shine also means to scatter darkness, to render darkness ineffective. In Judges 15:11-16 when they brought  Samson bound before the enemy the Bible says, the Holy Spirit came on him mightily; the fire of the Holy Spirit burnt the ropes binding him. He took the jawbone of an ass and he began to shine. He killed 1000 of the enemy, the others fled. Beginning from now, when you arrive, your enemies will scatter. If I were you I will say Amen!’ to that one. (Amen!)

I can tell you several stories but because of time I will just go on but one thing I know for sure, those of you who have been running from witches and wizards, as you arise and you begin to shine, they see you and they will run from you. (Amen!) Now, why must you arise and shine? Because your light is come. Your light is come. In Psalm 30:5 the Bible says weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. For somebody here, it is your morning of joy. (Amen!) January, the year 2006, the morning of your joy has come. Psalm 102:13…

The Lord says there’s someone here that which the enemy has swallowed they shall vomit! (Amen!)

O my God! The Lord says there’s someone here tonight, He said out of the grave of hopelessness shall come forth your living testimony. (Amen!)

Psalm 102:13 the Bible says the time to favor you, the set time to favor you has come. Who is God talking to? I think you better stand on your feet and just praise Him and say Father, I just want to thank You! The time to favor me has come! The morning of my joy has come, my light has come, my light has come! It is time for me to arise and to shine! I will arise and I will shine! Glory be to God! Glory be to God!  Give the Lord a big round of applause Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Thank You Father! You may be seated.

There is one important question we must answer before I close. How do I shine? I know my light has come! Something deep within me says Yes sir, this is your time! But how do I shine? Let us learn quickly from David, from Solomon, from Elijah and from Daniel. These are people who shone – David, Solomon, Elijah and Daniel. What lesions can we learn from them; David. If I say to David how can I shine?, he will simply say be a praise warrior. 2 Samuel 6:14 the Bible says, David danced before the Lord with all his might. He was a king but he danced more than everybody. He excelled everybody, He shone! Everybody saw him dancing! Even his wife saw him that he danced so much his belly came out of the garment! You can’t ignore David when he begins to dance. He shone! He shone! This year let’s praise God till people will notice us. People will say nobody can dance like that brother! Nobody can praise God like that sister.

I’ve told you this story. I went to this house. A little child saw me and ran upstairs, Daddy, Daddy, Pastor is coming! The Daddy said which of the Pastors, the child said, the dancing one! I said Glory be to God!  – the dancing one! At least as far as that little child is concerned there is one Pastor who can dance. May the heavens record that you are a praise warrior! (Amen!) David said I will praise God at all times. His praise shall continually be in my mouth!

If I ask Solomon how can I shine? he will say to me be a giver-warrior. Give more than anybody else can give. Excel, excel! You know, you know Solomon. He started with a thousand burnt offerings. When he knew that some people may want to copy him he moved on to 22,000 oxen, 120,000 sheep, he laid a record nobody could beat. And I’ve told you God asked me several years ago, Son what kind of Pastor do you want to be? And we agreed, I will be the best, I will be the greatest; I will be the richest, that’s what I want to be and He said, is that what you want to be? Ah, then begin to give me the largest currency in your pocket. I started. Later on He asked me to double. Later on He asked me to multiply by 3 and on and on and on. I was sharing this with someone and he said, you can’t give more than I! Every offering now I give N10, 000. I laughed. I said I passed that stage in 1998! I know where I’m going. I’m going to shine! I’m going to shine in praise; I’m going to shine in giving.

If I ask Elijah what must I do to shine? He will say to me, be a soul-winning warrior, He said you tried. He said, have you forgotten when you prayed for 36 hours? Oh He said, I know you have an excuse. You will tell me I’m busier now than then. He said; don’t bother to tell me, I know you will say that! I know you will say it is My fault that I enlarged your coasts, that’s why you can’t pray anymore! That’s why four hours now it’s a long time, how many of you want to shine? You can’t shine with 5 minutes prayer, 30 minutes prayer. When I lead prayers at the beginning of the Holy Ghost Service for about one hour there are some of you who think that is already too much, when he is going to stop. And I’m not asking you to pray for anybody, I’m just asking you to pray for yourself! Things will change. (Amen!) I didn’t hear your Amen!’ (Amen!).

A time is coming, I don’t know how soon, it could be in another month or two, when you will come top the Holy Ghost Service and the only thing we will do, and from night till morning will be prayer. I know you won’t be excited about that. If you want to shine you must pray. You must pray like you have never prayed before! We are going to begin from tonight. We will pray. When you leave here you will pray. When you get home you will pray. You will pray until people will know that you are a prayer warrior. When was the last time that people accused you of praying too much? Somebody who is shining people will notice, they will notice your praise, they will notice your giving, they will notice your soul-winning they will notice your prayer, the world will notice you this year. (Amen!)

In conclusion please note, nobody can shine without light and there can be no light without fire. Oh you see this globe that is shining now giving us beautiful light, if we remove the cover, there is something inside there that is burning. There is no light without fire. That is why those of you who came to the Holy Communion last night, we cried for fire, the fire of the Holy Spirit will come back to His church. I told them that once upon a time a witch cannot sit comfortably in a Pentecostal church! Why? Because the fire of God was there! The fire of God was there!

A man came to the church with his wife. After about 2 weeks, we see the husband we can’t see the wife. Sister, why are you not coming to church?  She said, since I started coming to your church I can’t fly anymore! Ah! What burnt the feathers? The fire of God, that fire of God that can burn the feathers of a witch will begin to burn in your homes! (Amen!) You better say Amen!’ loud and clear! (Amen!)

Some of you have heard me share the testimony, a brother said, I’m working hard and making good money, I don’t know how the money is disappearing! So he decided for one week we are going to pray, him and the wife! Everybody in the house, fasting and praying! I think it was the third day or so when the fire began to burn, then the houseboy began to say,”they sent me now, it’s not me! It’s not me! I didn’t want to do it”! You see when light begins to shine, you all know what happens, at night, when you switch off the light and you go to bed and suddenly you remember something and you went back to the kitchen and you switch on the light – What happens?  , cockroaches begin to scatter.  Every agent of the devil that is hiding in your home, hiding in your offices, hiding in your churches, as you begin to shine, as the fire begins to burn, they will be exposed in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

So you need the fire, the fire of the Holy Spirit and we are going to call on that fire tonight. Be careful! Don’t lose your light! Your light has come now, don’t let sin take your light away, when they captured Samson, the first thing the enemy went for were his eyes. Why? Because the Bible says the eyes are the light of the body. They knew if they take his eyes away he won’t be able to shine again! Don’t lose your light! Don’t lay your head on the lap of Delilah! Don’t allow sin to kill your light! Serve God with the light He has given you. Use your talent so that it will not be taken from you. Let me round up by saying, anyone who has not given his life to Jesus has no light. Why? Because David said, the Lord is my light and my salvation! My light and my salvation. Anyone who is not saved has no light so if you are here tonight and you are not sure of your salvation, come and surrender to Jesus. Let Him become your light and your salvation.

I will count from 1-10. If you like you can come. If you like you can sit down in darkness, it is your choice. In darkness there’ll be cockroaches, there’ll be rats, if you remain in darkness witches and wizards can grind your nose into dust but if you come to the light of Jesus Christ things will change. Let Him become your light and your salvation! So if you want to give your life to Jesus, hurry up now! 1, 2, 3, the choice is yours. If you like come, if you like don’t come! 4,5, I know some of you are coming from a long distance. You better hurry up! The Lord is my light and my salvation. If you have no salvation you have no light. If you come to Jesus and you surrender your life to Him, He will give you salvation.

He will give you light. Come to Him now 7… 8… This is the day of salvation, if you want come, come. If you don’t want to come, the choice is yours. You can’t shine without light. You must have light for you to be able to shine. You cannot fight darkness unless you have light. You cannot be free from forces of darkness unless you have light and you cannot have light unless you have salvation. Jesus is the light of the world. You come to Him He will save your soul and He will become your light. 9… If you know you are coming this is the last count down. Those of you who are already here begin to cry to Him, Jesus save my soul! Become my light and my salvation! I will serve You for the rest of my life. Those of you, who are still coming, keep coming. We will wait a little before I pray. Keep coming! Those of us, who are already sure of our salvation, stretch your hands towards these people and please pray for them that the Almighty God who saved your soul, will save their own soul also! Pray for them, brethren! Intercede for them! Intercede for them! Intercede for them! Those of you, who are on the way, keep coming! Keep coming! Keep coming! Keep coming! Keep coming! Keep coming! This is your day of salvation.

Those of you in front open your mouth and talk to Jesus: Save my soul! Lord Save my soul! Become my light and my salvation! Save my soul! Almighty God Save my soul! Forgive my sin then I will serve You! I will serve You! I will serve You! Pray brethren! Open your mouth and talk to Him: say Father, Save my soul tonight and I will serve You! Those of you who are still coming; Keep coming! I’m about to pray now but Keep coming! This is your day of salvation, don’t miss this day! Don’t miss this day! Keep coming! Cry to Him! Lord Save my soul! Save my soul! Save my soul! Save my soul! Save my soul! Almighty God Have mercy on me! Become my light and my salvation and I will serve You for the rest of my life. Save my soul Lord! Those if you who are still coming I am waiting for you. Make sure you get here before I finish praying. I can see you running. Make sure you get here before I finish praying! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Almighty God I thank You for the power in Your Word. Thank You! for those who have decided to respond to surrender their lives to You. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). They have come to You now, receive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Forgive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Wash away their sins in Your blood in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Save their souls today Lord! Write their names in the Book of Life and from today be their light! From now on don’t let them go back into darkness! And whenever they call on You answer them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now those of you who have come forward, I rejoice with you and I want you to know in heaven Jesus is dancing because of you now, so let me hear you shout Alleluia!  And I want to promise you in the name of Jesus Christ and by the grace of God, from today, I will be praying for you and very soon you will begin to feel the impact of my prayers. (Amen!)

So I’m going to need your names, your address and your prayer request so I can be praying for you. So if you will follow this brother on my left who is waving a piece of wood, he will lead you to where some Pastors are waiting for you. They will collect this information from you and then they will bring you back. So let’s begin to go now. Let’s give the Lord a big round of applause for these people. Let’s clap for Jesus! Let’s do it with all our might!

How  many of you want to obey God? Arise and shine is a command. It is not an advice, it is not an appeal. And if I’m going to shine I must be a praise warrior, a giving warrior, a soul-winning warrior and a prayer warrior. How many of you are ready to pray? Then let’s stand on our feet. Now I know that normally when you shout Alleluia!, they hear in Shagamu but the people there need to know that things are different now that our light has come. When we shout now they should hear us in Ibadan! So let me hear somebody shout ‘Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Now lift your voice to the Almighty God. Remember I told you God said this year our prayers must be intense so lift your voice to Him and say Father, I want to shine for You. Give me the fire to shine for You! Open your mouth and talk to the Almighty God. I want to shine for You! I want to shine in the morning! I want to shine in the afternoon! I want to shine for You in the evening! I want to shine for You in my place of my work! I want to shine for You in my home! I want to shine for You in the church! Give me the fire power to shine for You! Talk to the Almighty! The world will see the glory of God in your life this year. So shall it be in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Now before we begin to round up we want to pray for those who were born in January. So if you are a January child, stand up! Thank You Father! Father In the mighty Name of Jesus! we want to thank You for all Your children who were born in January. Thank You! that they have seen another January. Accept our thanks on their behalf in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Father January is the beginning of a new Year, all these Your children give them a new beginning, (Amen!) a new beginning of joy, of success, of progress, of promotion, of a closer walk with you! Let it be well with them this year like never before. (Amen!) Prosper them in all their ways. (Amen!) Protect them from evil O Lord and every prayer they pray this year, answer them by fire in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) January children let me hear you shout Alleluia!(Alleluia!) Amen! How many people have really been blessed tonight? How many of you know that this is going to be definitely a very superior year? Let me hear you shout Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Now we want to thank our God and this year I want to encourage you, stop giving to God offerings that will be an insult to Him. He said in His word, whatever you cannot offer your governor we shouldn’t offer it to Him. When we want to say thank You to Him, but for the fact that we are so many, I would have said that they should just put the basket there and let us dance forward and drop our offerings so that only those who want to give cheerfully will give. But if we are to do that it will take a long time. So even though you are seated, dance even as you are giving to God. Give to Him cheerfully and give Him something that shows that you are really grateful. He said, one of the prophecies of this year for example is that the generous will have cause to smile and I believe that throughout this year I am going to be smiling. So will it be with you in Jesus’ Name!

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

 

HIGHER GROUND

3rd of February, 2006

 

Thank You Lord! Well let somebody shout Alleluia!’ O Thank You Lord! There is no doubt at all that God is already here and He’s going to promote somebody here tonight.  But when we talk about higher grounds it means some grounds are higher than others. Somebody is going to reach the highest level tonight. (Amen!)

Once upon a time there was a young man who was very, very deep down in the valley physically he was very low; socially, he had no friends; his relatives didn’t like him. Nobody knew him. Materially, the only dress he has is the one he was wearing. But one day, he made up his mind that in spite of everything he would do something nobody has ever done before: he lifted up his eyes to the Almighty God and said my heart is fixed within me, I will praise You O Lord! He said, I will bless You at all times. He said, Your praise shall continually be in my mouth. The Almighty God looked down from heaven and said, If that is the case I will pick you out from the valley where you are and put you on the mountain top. In less than 12 hours a shepherd boy became a king! There is somebody here tonight whose promotion is going to be the greatest (Amen!)

If you are the one, praise Him like nobody else! Magnify His Holy Name! Praise Him! Adore Him! Lift Him high! He is the only one who can pick you from the valley and put you on the mountain top. Praise Him! Magnify His Holy Name! Promotion doesn’t come from the east or the West or from the South.. God is the judge. He’s the one who can raise a beggar from the dunghill and set him among princes. Praise Him! ,. Thank You Jesus! ,,.. O Thank You Jesus!! Thank You Lord!! Thank You Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have worshipped!

Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said for the rest of your life you will remember tonight and praise God!

I want you to lift your voice to Him and say, Father, make this night very special for me! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God! Let me be the one who will never forget tonight! Make tonight very special for me! Let it be a night to remember a night to remember and I will glorify Your Name! Make this night extra special for me O Lord God Almighty…In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed (Amen!)

Lift your voice to Him and say Father, open the heavens tonight! Stretch forth Your mighty hand and touch me. Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God! Open the heavens tonight! Stretch forth Your mighty hand and touch me! Touch my soul! Touch my spirit! Touch my family! Touch me tonight! Open the heavens O Lord! Stretch forth your mighty hands and touch me… In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said, no longer shall you be called a powerless Christian. He said because the rain of my power shall fall tonight and you shall be drenched in it!

Brethren, at this moment, whatever you want from God, you can get. Go ahead! Talk to Him now as an individual. Glory be to Your Holy Name!! ,,. Let’s begin to bring our prayers to a close… In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

If you are not already on your knees let’s be on our knees before Him and worship the only one who can promote us. Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega you are worthy of my praise today, Eternal rock of ages we worship You,, Alpha, Omega, the beginning and the end; the one who was, the One who was, the One who is to come, Almighty God King of Kings, Lord of Lords! The Bright and Morning Star, the Lion of Judah! Your name is Wonderful, Counselor, You are the mighty God; You are the everlasting Father, You are the Prince of Peace. We bless Your holy Name! Accept our worship in Jesus’ Name!  Thank You for Your goodness; for Your kindness, for Your faithfulness, for Your power, for Your holiness! Accept our thanks in Jesus Name!  There is no one like You! You are the Almighty, the Great Physician, the Great Provider, the Great Defender! You are higher than the highest, You are better than the best, You are richer than the richest; You are wiser than the wisest! You are older than the oldest, Glory be to Your Holy Name! Accept our worship in Jesus Name!  Tonight father demonstrate Your goodness  demonstrate your holiness (Amen!), demonstrate Your faithfulness  demonstrate Your power!  Arise O Lord and scatter all Your enemies Scatter sickness!  Scatter disease!  Scatter demons!  Scatter sorrow!  Scatter barrenness!  Scatter failure!  My lord and my Savior! Everyone here tonight that has come to see You whatever may be their problem  solve their problem!  Anyone here tonight as an agent of the devil, arrest him!  Arrest her!  Show them You are the Almighty At the end of everything, let your name be glorified!  Thank You Almighty God! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed!  Amen! Let somebody shout Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Shake hands with one or two people and say, God will surprise you tonight.  And then you may be seated. With the exception of those who are born in March.

Children of March you can stand. We will like to pray for the children of March now. All those who are born in March let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) I didn’t know you are that many! Father, I want to thank You for all of Your children who are born in the month of March, the children that are born in the month of Trinity. Tonight, on their behalf, I say accept our thanks in Jesus Name!  I’m asking that whatever you do for them may be tripled.  Triple joy!  Triple promotion!  Triple victory!  Triple breakthrough!  Whatever they are as of today, before the end of this year, triple it O Lord!  and let them serve You with triple energy  In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed!

O Let somebody shout Alleluia!’  You are all welcome in Jesus Name Oh our landlord, the Governor of Ogun State, sends his greetings. He was here yesterday to pay us a courtesy visit and I assured him on your behalf that we will not stop praying for him and for Ogun State. It will be well with Ogun State in Jesus Name!  And it will be well with Nigeria in Jesus Name!  The testimony of our brother all the way from America who believes that his dress can carry power from Nigeria to America is a challenging testimony., You see the Bible says the just shall live by faith; that it will be unto you according to your faith.

I told the Pastors, I said the elders have a saying that it is the domestic animals that have no respect for the hunter. Because they see him coming in and out among them every day they ignore him. Because he’s eating among them, he’s sleeping among them they have no respect for him. Whereas it is not the hunter that must be respected it is the gun that he’s carrying. We live among you, we are ordinary people like you; we eat pounded yam like you; we are not asking anybody to respect us because we know we are nothing but we have a God, the Almighty God, the One who can do anything; the One from everlasting to everlasting – that is the One I want you to respect tonight; that is the One I want you to believe tonight because a word of prophecy has already come. If you had taken that one alone, if there is nothing else that happens here tonight (and a lot is going to happen) that one should be enough. God said no longer shall you be called a powerless Christian who is God talking to? I don’t know. I haven’t heard you say, God does not have to explain Himself. He is the Almighty. He speaks and it is done but on this occasion He chose to explain Himself because the rain of His power shall fall tonight and you shall be drenched in it. If I were you, I will take good care of the dress I’m wearing tonight because it’s not ordinary what you wear  If you believe that say  Amen!’  Loud and clear! (Amen!)

Psalm 61:1-2 Hear my cry O l, attend unto my cry, from the ends of the earth will I cry unto thee. When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I. (Amen!)Why don’t you lift up your voice to him and say, Father, lead me to the rock that is higher than I,, so shall it be in Jesus Name!  The theme of this extraordinarily special Holy Ghost Service because this is the 20th anniversary of Special Holy Ghost Service, which makes it very, very, very special, the theme is Higher Grounds. Basically there are seven levels of grounds. The lowest one is called the bottomless pit. Revelation 20:1-3 says that on the last day Satan and all His agents would be banished to the bottomless pits. They just keep falling – there is no end to the falling in the bottomless pit. And then the Bible says there are some people, human beings who will join them there, people who refuse Jesus Christ, they are going there too. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ you will not go there! (Amen!)

The second level is called the pit. This time it has a bottom. It is not bottomless and once in a while people get into it as a result of disobedience and I know in the mighty name of Jesus Christ that from today, you will become obedient to God in Jesus Name!  But once in a while people get into the pit as a result of enemy action. Genesis 37:23-24 says when the brother of Joseph saw him coming they took a decision concerning him among themselves. They were going to kill him but one of the brothers said instead of killing him let’s throw him into a pit and then when later on we see somebody who wants to buy a slave, we can sell him. There might be some of us who are in a pit tonight that had been thrown there by the enemies. In the name that is above every other name you will come out tonight in Jesus Name! (Amen!)

And then the next level which is level ground or valley. It is better than the pit because at least you have come out of minus, you are now at zero level. It is still the place of discouragement. People who are in the valley, they cannot claim they are really happy. They are struggling, struggling all the days of their lives. Once in a while they contemplate dying. In 1 King 19:1-4 when Elijah found himself in the valley. It got to a stage when he asked God to kill him. There are people who are overwhelmed with problems. They are asking God you are not going to do something better, why don’t you just kill me? If there is somebody like that here today, as a result of your coming here tonight, you will sing a new song. (Amen!)And then, of course, when we go from the valley, the next level you could call it the heights or a hill at least now you are climbing. 1 King 19:8-18 Elijah began his journey to the Mount of Horeb when he got there his confidence was restored. The man who was asking for death now said I don’t want to die anymore; I want to serve the Lord. Beginning from tonight God will take you to the heights and then the next level is what we call the great heights or a mountain.

Now the people on the mountain they are not easily touched. You become a terror to the enemy. In 2 Kings 1:9-14 Elijah was sitting down on the mountain top. Then some soldiers came and said they want to arrest him. He just called down fire from there. The fire consumed them. Now I want to issue a decree tonight that after tonight all those who say they want to arrest you, the fire will fall.  And after the great heights the next one which is level six is greater heights, when you get to these greater heights, you become unstoppable. Your dress alone will open river Jordan and please take my word seriously tonight. I’ve told you the reason many of you don’t take the Word seriously is because I don’t shake and shout when I’m saying what I’m saying. This is because God does not shake and shout when He wants to speak. He simply says, let there be light and then there will be light. The dress you are wearing tonight will open River Jordan (Amen!)

Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said, I should tell you to dry your tears because the rain will soon fall.

And then the level seven, that is the greatest height which is obviously heaven. The Bible says that according to Ephesians 1:30-21, the Bible says we are seated in the heavenly places with Jesus Christ far above principalities and powers. There is someone here tonight that Jesus is taking somewhere where no enemy can ever touch you anymore.  If you are the one let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)Thank You Father!

Now since the service began all kinds of healing have been taking place  eye problems, ear problems, chest problems, back problems,  hand problems, leg problems, problem with private parts, all of them have been taken care of! (Amen!)

Now Daddy said that there is someone here, He says I should just tell you that there’ll be no more disappointment.  Amen!

He says there is someone here tonight; He said your testimony will silence your detractors. (Amen!)

Now let me talk briefly about the advantages of higher grounds. In Mark 3:13-15 the Bible says when Jesus saw a great multitude He went up to the mountain and then He began to call unto Him certain people. Only 12 of them. And He gave them certain powers, certain ability and they became His ambassadors and His companions.

The first advantage of higher grounds is that you stand out from the crowd. You move from among the multitude and become someone special. I’ve always given this illustration: when there is a big do and they want people to go and eat, so maybe they say, the President would go and eat in such and such a place, the Federal ministers and Governors would go and eat in such and such a place; the royal fathers would go and eat in such and such a place and then after they go the others, They saw what others didn’t see and heard what others didn’t hear.

One of the advantages of being on the mountain top is that you can see far, than those who are in the valley. You can see what others cannot see and you can hear what they cannot hear… It was on Mount Carmel in 1 King 18:41 that Elijah said, I’ve heard the sound of the abundance of rain. Nobody else heard it. Only Elijah heard the sound of abundance of rain because he was on higher ground. From tonight the grace to see the invisible, to hear the inaudible, God will give it to you. (Amen!)When I told my people that God is going to build us a city, they smiled and when we came here in 1983 this section of the road was the headquarters of the armed robbers and the first parcel of land we brought here was 41/2 acres. And I told my people we have come to the city. They laughed. Number one, this God-forsaken jungle, the house of snakes and pythons and we killed many of them here, that is where your city is going to be built. On 41/2 acres of land but today the same jungle is a city with its own University. I want to prophesy to someone here tonight  before you die you will become a multitude.  May I say that one again? I say, before you die you will become a multitude. (Amen!)

O Thank You Lord! The Lord says there is a lady here; you have been barren for a long time. Daddy asked me to tell you the next sleep with your husband will produce great results. (Amen!)

Another advantage of higher grounds is that it brings you closer to the source of power. Because our God lives on high that is why David said in Psalm 121:1-2 He says, 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. Today that God who lives on high will send help to somebody.

Thank You Father!

The Lord said there is a woman here with as issue of blood, you can quietly check, it has dried up.

Thank You Jesus!

The Lord said the enemy said that they will ambush you. Daddy asked me to tell you. I will blindfold them (Amen!)

Another advantage of high ground is that when you are there you become invincible. Matthew 5:13-15,

Thank You Father!

The Lord says there is someone here, He said, the first series of doors would be opened unto you this month. (Amen!)

Jesus Christ said a city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Because you came tonight, all those who have been trying to cover your glory, their heads shall be removed! (Amen!)I can go on and on but the power of God is so mighty here tonight. So I will just give you some examples when we talk about higher grounds. Let’s take physical examples and talk about health. It’s possible to move from being sick to someone who is healed. The one who is healed is higher than the one who is sick. That is why sick people usually are always lying down.  From today onwards, in the name that is above every other name, you will never lie on a hospital bed. (Amen!)

Now to be healed is better than to be sick but there is something better than that and that is not to be sick at all. And then there is even something higher than that and that is, that you will become a carrier of the healing virtue of God. You begin to lay hands on the sick. Some of you have never done it before. Some of you have never. When you leave here this week and as you lay hands on the sick they will recover and then you can go higher than that, to the level where you don’t have to touch the sick before they get well. Alleluia!

The Lord says there is an Isaac in the house tonight! He said number 1; you will become a source of laughter to your family.  Number 2, He said as you sow you will begin to grow.  And He said, Number 3; one day Nigeria will envy you!

Now in Acts 10:11-12 the Bible says they were taking the handkerchiefs and aprons from Paul to go and heal the sick. I say it once again, the dress you wear tonight shall begin to heal the sick.  Several years ago my daughter was brought in from the college where she was studying terribly sick, because the water in the college was horrible and I wasn’t in. And in our family, by the grace of God, Jesus is our doctor. Mummy prayed for her. Suddenly she made a strange request and said Mummy please let me sleep where Daddy sleeps. Just let me lie down there and let’s see what will happen within an hour. And of course, within one hour she was well!! From today onwards, even when you shake hands with people they will be healed! (Amen!)

Then you can move higher than that, after all in Acts.5:12-16 the Bible tells us that the shadow of Peter healed the sick. I’ve told you. At least some of you have heard me share the testimony when suddenly God asked me to call out some people and I thought He was going to ask me to lay hands on them, and pray for them, slap their back or something, but He said dance around them! If I didn’t know the voice of God, I wouldn’t have done anything like that. How can I be dancing? Why am I dancing? Because you have backache?

But I knew who spoke and I obeyed Him. So the band began to play and I began to dance. Ah! I admit that I looked very stupid dancing around people but after five minutes the Lord said that is enough. Tell them now to go and touch their toes and they were healed every one! I am waving my hands to you now and I am saying in the name of the Almighty God every tree that God did not plant in your body shall be uprooted! (Amen!)Thank You Daddy!

The Lord says there is someone here tonight; the enemy said we have put out his light. The Lord asked me to tell you, I will light it again.

And then we can take another material example, I’ve taught you here that there are categories or levels here. There is the poverty level. The Bible says the poor will never cease in the land. But He didn’t say you will be one of them. In this same level there are people who borrow  borrowers, which is why God is going to help you pay off your debt  and then the next level will be the level of those who are comfortable  the people who are neither poor nor rich. And then there is the level of those who are rich, those who could even put some money in savings and then there is the level of those who are wealthy. They are the people who put money in fixed deposit and say leave it in the bank for 2 years. And then there is the level of those who flourish those who lend to nations. Before this year ends there is at least someone here who will be lending to nations!  I know that someone will come to me before the end of this year and say, whatever you need for foreign missions, just ask me and I will give you! So shall it be!  Thank You Lord!

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said I will give you grace to pray. (Amen!)

In other words, when we are talking about higher ground materially, it is possible to move from the level of always receiving to giving. You know the only thing in this world that receives without giving is either the dustbin or the dunghill. And the Bible says it is more blessed to give than to receive. The giving hand is always the upper hand. Beginning from today, your hand will be on top. (Amen!)

One journalist, World Press Journalist interviewed me recently. He said, I attended the Holy Ghost Service and you took two offerings and I understand these offerings are what you use to spread the church throughout the world. Why are you taking money from poor people to go and establish churches in rich nations? I said, Thank you sir. It took us a long time before we got wise. The people from abroad, they will come and say, whatever you need just take, take, take and like fools we were receiving from then and they got more prosperous and we got poorer. Look at Africa today, probably the richest continent in the whole world and yet the poorest. Why? Because God is a God of principles. The one who gives shall be given. The one who scatters shall increase. The liberal soul shall be made fat. I said the tide has turned.  I said we now, we will also be giving them. He said when will you see the results? I said, we are already seeing the results. He said prove it. I said, not long ago a barrel of our oil  the main source of our wealth  is only $16. But now Glory be to God! you want a barrel of our oil  at least you will have $60! The tide is turning! You may not notice it; your prayers are not in vain; your givings are not in vain. I’ve told you before  one day Nigeria will be called the greatest nation in the world! (Amen!)So you can move from a receiver to a giver, to one who scatters. Any time they say there is something you are there! We want to plant churches. You are there! We want to build the University. You are there! We want to take missions abroad. You are there! We want to develop the Camp. You are there! Soon the people you were within the valley will see you on the mountain top. (Amen!)And then you can move to watering. And then God will begin to water you back. At this stage something about the spiritual. I will soon be closing because eh! There are certain things God will want to do. Oh His power is here tonight! Let’s look at higher grounds on the spiritual level,

The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said I should tell you, I will restore the things to how they were before the intruder came.

(Amen!)Let’s take a look at higher grounds from the spiritual level. You can start with faith, faith that can move mountains and move from faith to trust. You see because faith is active, faith is always doing something but trust rests in the Lord. It is trust in God that caused Job to say in Job 13:15 though He slay me yet will I trust Him. The book of Isaiah 26:3-4 said He will keep in perfect peace, the one whose heart trusts in Him. Then He gave an advice. He said trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength. Trust in the Lord forever and then you will enjoy peace forever. I’ve told you the story, at my first cruise ever very big ship, the size of I mean, probably a little bigger than Sheraton Hotel. Then the storm came, eh, that huge thing was being tossed like a little toy up and down in the waves of the ocean. It was very bad. At a stage the captain called all of us together,.

Thank You Father! The Lord says that the fellow concerned will understand when I say it: the captive shall become the captain! (Amen!)

Alleluia!

Daddy says there is someone here who is having a problem with a very powerful adversary. He said, I should tell you, the javelin of Saul will miss David (Amen!)

Eh! It looks as if you want to take the position of the fellow and he wants to kill you first, the javelin of Saul shall miss David. (Amen!) Anyway so we were in this storm and the Captain called us together and said don’t worry. There are 12 categories of storms numbers one to twelve, the twelve being the highest. He said, don’t worry we are only in category 9. Eh-eh! He said, just go and stay in your rooms. Don’t worry. When I got into the room I said, what am I going to do? Category 9? And the Lord said to me. When there was a storm in the boat, what was I doing? I said you were sleeping. And He said, go to your bed and sleep! Ah! Glory be to God! Alleluia! Because I know Him, He’s the Controller of storms: go to bed and sleep! I jumped on the bed. 2 minutes later I was fast asleep.  because I trust in Him. By the time I woke up, everything was calm. Every storm in your lives, they shall be stilled tonight in Jesus Name! (Amen!)Oh Father!

The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said you will attend the funerals of those who are waiting for yours.

Now, let’s move to prayer because time is against us. In Luke 11:9-10 the Bible says but can move to higher grounds in prayer. You can move from asking and go on to seeking. So when we are at the level of asking, when we are always saying God do this for me! God I want this, God I want that, But when you come to seeking you will say, Father, what is Your Will concerning this problem? This is what I want but what is it You want? The Lord Jesus Christ said, Father I want You to take this cup away from me but not as I will but Thy Will be done. There are many of us who want God to do our will and that is not the way of God – it is His Will we should seek. For example, there is something God is going to do here tonight that had never been done before to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Holy Ghost Service. But this year is also 25 years since I became a full-time Pastor. And so I asked God for a 25th anniversary present from God which He says Yes, I will give you but He said, He will give me on Saturday. That is tomorrow when the sun rises. When I was childish I would have said why don’t you do the two together? But God has His timetable. We must move from asking to seeking, before we then move on to knocking.

Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said I will make your path straight.

Now when we talk about knocking, it means after we have established the Will of God and we know this is what God wants, that is what He wants to do, then we can go with violence against anybody who wants to hinder us from getting what God has willed for us. We can move from murmuring, describing our problems to praising God even before we see the answer.

What about purity? We can start by moving out of darkness into light and begin to walk as children of light. But we can go higher than that and according to Ephesians 5:11 we can then become someone who will begin to make darkness uncomfortable. So committed to holiness that when you arrive in a gathering everybody will say be careful he has come. Alleluia! Amen! There are two things God is saying one after the other, – they have become three. Alleluia! Amen Number 1, He says there is someone here tonight you are coming out of the tunnel of sorrow tonight.  Number 2 which I believe is my own, He said very soon victors will call you a victor.  Number 3, which is also mine, He said you will soon be referred to as the favorite of God. (Amen!)

But anyone who wants to go to higher ground has a price to pay. Everybody knows that climbing is not an easy exercise. It requires hard work, dedication, concentration. He said seest thou a man diligent in His business, He will stand before kings and not before mean men. That is Proverbs 22:20 years ago as a young Christian, I gathered some youth like myself together and we formed a club that we call Fishers of Men! Big name! But we had a purpose. We said every day, before we sleep, we must talk to somebody about Jesus. And we were so determined that if we had undressed and were lying down on our bed and we remembered we have not yet spoken to anyone about Jesus that day, we will dress again and come out and stand in front of our house.

The next fellow that passes by, he is not going anywhere until he gives his or her life to Jesus Do you know every one of us then  small boys, small girls way back in 1973, we are all Senior Pastors now, because it is  he who is diligent that shall stand before kings. I know there are some of you here tonight who will join that club.

Things are easier now; everybody has a mobile phone including the market woman. Pick the phone, phone somebody. Hello; I just want to talk to you about Jesus Christ. Give your life to Him before it is too late!

Because there are some people you don’t have the boldness to talk to when you are looking at them face to face -there is no problem when it is telephone. They may say leave me alone, I don’t want to hear about Jesus! You say Yes Sir! One hour later you send him a text. How many of you would like to begin to do that for Jesus Christ? Are you sure? He will promote you Ah! The Amen!’ is low! I say He will promote you!  And you must know where you are going. It is not everybody who wants to go high. As a matter of fact, not everybody can go high. Only a few people will reach the top. The Word of God says many are called but few are chosen. All I know is that I’m going to be among the few.  I will see you at the top!  I say, I will see you at the top!  It’s going to require self-discipline. Anyone who wants to reach the top must keep the body under control. It requires rugged determination. Others will tell you, stay here with us, its comfortable here. You say, No I want to go higher! I want to go higher!

When I graduated from the University in 1967, to be a graduate then is a big thing and to be a graduate in science ah! ah!. A graduate in mathematics! They were looking for us; trying to entice us to come and work in their schools and all my colleagues were buying cars. Cars were cheap then. A Volkswagen was less than 700 pounds! When are you going to buy your car? I say no, no,. no,. no. I’m going somewhere else! After two years I couldn’t stay any longer. I decided to go for Masters. Some of my friends said, he says he’s going for research. What did he lose that he’s searching for? I did the Masters, worked for a year. I couldn’t wait anymore. I have not reached the top. I want to go higher. How many of you want to reach the top?

How many of you will be willing to pay the price? God will help you in Jesus Name!  Let me conclude because I can feel my Daddy. He’s saying you have said enough. It’s going to be a night to remember how do I come out of the pit? How do I move from one level to the other? Simple! Accept His invitation. He said, Come unto me, I’m up there, you are down there. Come up to me all ye that labor and are heavy-laden and I will give you rest. Accept His invitation. That’s all. I know some of you had given your life to Jesus Christ but some of you came late. So if you haven’t given your life to Jesus Christ, in your own interests come and do so because if you don’t give your life to Jesus Christ one day you will end up in the bottomless pit. But if you come to Him today not only will He rescue you from the bottomless pit He will keep on lifting you higher and higher and higher because Jesus said, and if I be lifted up from here I will draw all men unto me. So it doesn’t matter which level you are, He will keep drawing you higher and higher. If you have not yet given your life to Jesus, there may be only a few of you nut I want to give you the opportunity, come quickly.

I will count from 1 to 10. If you still haven’t come I will know there is no one else who is coming. 1.. 2.. 3, 4,. 5,.  .6, 7 ,.. 8,.  Now begin to pray as you come. Just begin to pray! Talk to Jesus! Talk to Jesus! I have come to surrender my life to You! I don’t want to go to the Bottomless pit. I want you to pull me up! Save my soul! Cleanse me in Your blood!  Save my soul! Keep coming, those of you who are still on the way! 9.. this is the last call now. So begin to talk to the Almighty God, say, I have come to surrender my life to You! No more fooling around with the devil! Oh Thank You Jesus! Those of you who are still coming, keep coming and the rest of us shall we please stretch our hands towards these people, that God who saved your soul will save their own soul too! Pray for them! Those of you who are coming, keep coming. Cry to the Almighty God for the salvation of their souls. Say, Lord have mercy on me! Save my soul! Don’t let me go to the bottomless pit! I want to serve you alone.

In Jesus mighty Name we pray! Father, I want to thank You for these Your children that have come forward now. You promised Lord that whosoever will come to you, you will in no wise cast out. They’ve come to You now. Receive them in Jesus Name!  Forgive them in Jesus Name!  Cleanse them in Your blood in Jesus Name! (Amen!)! Write their names in the Book of Life in Jesus Name!  Don’t let them ever go back into sin in Jesus Name!  take them to great heights Lord   In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed!  Amen! Praise the Lord! (Amen!)

There are some of you who are still coming. Keep coming! Now I want to rejoice with those of you who have come tonight because from today onwards, by the special grace of God, I will be praying for you and very soon you will begin to feel the impact of my prayers. And so I am going to need your names, addresses and your prayer requests and I promise, by the special grace of God, every day I will be praying for you,. So you are going to follow this brother. There are some pastors who are waiting. They will lead you to where they are., You will give them the information we are asking for and then you come back quickly and I will stop until you have returned so that you can be a partaker  and there are some serious things that He wants to do here tonight. So don’t relax. Just remain alert. Now stand to your feet. Thank You Jesus! Let me hear somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

I want you to talk to the Almighty God just for a few minutes and say, Father, before this night is out take me to higher grounds! Talk to Him! ,..So far, since service started four babies have been born 2 boys, 2 girls.  I believe God is going to share the blessing equally tonight.

Some years ago, we were having a crusade and as I got on the stage the Lord said to me that there will be no praying for anybody that night. If anybody wants healing he should just dance. And as the people were dancing, they carried in a woman; the doctor had said there is no hope for her that she should just go home and die. So they carried her out of the taxi. Somebody supported her on the right another on the left and they saw Papa DGO.  Please pray for this woman and the DGO. said the Word has come out  if you want to be healed  dance. The woman said, I cannot even stand, you are asking me to dance! The old man said Sorry oh! I cannot disobey God. When the woman saw that nothing was going to be done except what they have said its alright, I will dance. She moved a little to the lifer, a little to the right. Just a little at a time. Suddenly the power of God hit her. She pushed the fellow on the right away. She pushed the fellow on the left away and became completely whole!

How many of you are ready to obey God tonight? The first thing God wants you to do tonight is to dance and God will surprise you tonight as you dance! So , something danceable please,. Now you don’t have to believe me. If you don’t want to dance you can sit down. It’s only for those of us who believe, If God says it, He’s going to do it. The maid of Naaman said, if the man of God has asked you to do some great thing wouldn’t you have done it? How much less when He says wash and be clean. Brethren if God had asked you to do something great to solve all your problems won’t you have done it, how much more when all He asks you to do is dance? Just one more time! I will lift up Jesus, Alleluia! You may please be seated. Even as you are sitting begin to check certain things you were not able to do before, you can do them now because the Lord has already moved in our midst.

The second thing He wants us to do. If there are some people here who are HIV+ or have AIDS now God wants to heal tonight So If you are one of such people this is your opportunity. So you come forward and please get here before I say 10. If you hide in the crowd that is your own head ache. I am to walk in front of you. I’m not to touch you. I am to walk in front of you. Now please, this is important, pay attention, as I’m walking in front of you the power of God will be touching you. Some of your cases already require an operation and God says He will do it Himself so when I am passing in front of you and you feel yourself going backwards don’t struggle.

There are people behind you and brethren I don’t need ushers here at the front, I need you at the back, People who will catch you and lay you down on the ground gently. This is only for people with HIV and AIDS that is all. If your own is different go! When it is time we will pray for you. If after 2 minutes you are still standing on your feet then you can go back and begin to  thank God. If He decides to perform an operation He will put you to sleep. When He has finished with you, He will wake you up again. Is what I have said clear to all of you in front?  Now if after I pass in front of you, you wait for 2 minutes and you are still on your feet, you can then go back to your seat. It may be that you don’t need an operation and then you can go on thanking God. We will begin to hear your testimonies very soon.

Worship song please and the rest of us we can worship along. Don’t let’s be mere spectators, let’s just worship, .Now I asked Daddy for a special gift for you. As some of you know the Holy Ghost Service started when God asked me 29 years ago, He said Son what do you want for your birthday? And I said, I want a miracle for every member of my congregation. That is when He said, Okay. Call them together and I will give them whatever they want. And we called them and God did as He promised. So now the 20th anniversary has come and I said, Daddy, I want something special this time around, So He said, alright. He said you are to do certain things which I will explain in a moment and He told me why I have to do what I’m about to do. He said, when 2 people are fighting, when there is war and one side is on this side and the other side is on the other side and this side wants to tell the other side we don’t want to fight any more, they will take a white clothe and wave it. When the other people see the white clothe waving they will know these people are saying we want peace. If the people on the other side agree then they will also wave back at them to say, Come let us settle.

Daddy says there is hardly anyone who will come tonight who is not fighting a physical war, financial war, marital war, war over children and He says tonight He will offer you peace He said what I’m to do is to get a flag made of white cloth with the impression f a dove in it symbolizing the Holy Spirit and symbolizing peace. He said I’m to wave it to you to say the Almighty God is offering you peace.  Now He says you will do 2 things.

Number one, if you accept His offer of peace, if you have a handkerchief you will wave it back. IF you don’t have you wave your hand. That is the first thing He says you will do. Then hold on when the time comes I will tell you the second one. I will tell you when we finish the first one. We will stand on our feet. That’s if you believe that this is from God  if you believe that this is from God as soon as this flag comes in your direction, you wave back until I’ve gone round then we will move, Glory be to Your Holy Name! Now I want you to lay the handkerchief on your head and prophesy peace to everywhere in you your life, everywhere there is any battle, decree peace! Mention the names of your children and decree peace over them. Decree peace to your towns, your cities, your families! Decree peace! He said peace, I give unto you, not as the world gives do I give unto you. Peace. Peace in the mighty name of Jesus. Peace. Thank You Jesus! It shall be permanent in Jesus Name!  Let me hear somebody shout ‘Alleluia!

I want you to shake hands with three or four people and say, Congratulations, Peace at last. Peace at last. Peace at last, He’s a miracle-working God ,,,.. God bless you! You may be seated!  For the rest of your lives now you will dance.  You will dance the dance of victory so shall it be.  Now the second thing that He says you are to do is that as soon as it is convenient for you, you bring in a peace offering and whatever your peace offering is cash or kind must be without blemish. The peace offering must be without blemish. If you are going to give Him cash wait till you have fine money that is brand new, without blemish. If you are going to give Him in kind, it has to be something without blemish. If you are writing a cheque after you have written the cheque at the back of it write Peace Offering Don’t write my name on it, write the name of the Redeemed Christian Church of God on it and at the back write Peace Offering Now when I asked Him, Daddy You are so good, peace that is more than anything else I can ask for. When the battle is over ah! the rest is easy. Some of us have been fighting battles since we were born. We fight battles before we get married. We get married, oh the battle intensifies. But now, in that name that is above every other name Peace!

And then I said, Daddy thank You! I can’t thank You enough but you are the One who said, ask till your joy be full. I’m already 25 years in ministry. Can I have something extra for my 25th anniversary? He said, is it for yourself or for the congregation? For my people now! For the congregation! So He said, He referred me to the story of Samson when they brought him bound to the temple and he broke loose and took the jaw bone of an ass and with it he killed 1000 of his enemies and the rest fled. And then suddenly he became thirsty so he said l you’ve given me this great victory, what about the internal thirst? God said take the jaw bone of an ass again and out of it will come water for you to drink. So He said, Son we will use the same flag for something else. He said the dove is the symbol of peace and it is also the symbol of the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit is powerful. He said on Saturday you will take a big basin and put the flag into it and pour oil on it. He said as many as will be anointed with the same oil will receive power to stay on top.  That’s tomorrow night, ah Saturday night. Oh this is one weekend none of us will ever forget in life. (Amen!)

So I’m about to pray for you now but before we do that, I need to make one or two announcements. Number 1: we are building a new auditorium. As you can see this is ordinary Special Holy Ghost of March and there are people already on the streets. For the Convention this auditorium is no longer adequate. So the Holy Ghost Arena is going to become the new auditorium.  Now God did not allow me to take a special offering from you. If anybody wants to give towards that they are free to do it on their own. But I need volunteers engineers, architects, surveyors, bricklayers, iron-benders, carpenters who will work free of charge.

Laborers would be working day and night so if you can’t be available during the day and you can be available during the night it’s okay by me. We’ve started the foundation and we are believing God for great things. It will be similar to this but it will be far, far higher and then instead of people being in a corner up there we will all be able to see ourselves together. So if you will love to volunteer your services, you will please see the Pastor who is in charge of it. Where is he? Come. Come let them see you. After the service he will be standing here in front then you will come and say I’m an engineer, I want to volunteer my services, I’m an architect, I  m a bricklayer, I’m an iron bender, whatever and then you will sit down and discuss how things will go. He’s the man that God used to do this one and I believe God will use him to do the bigger one.

And if you want to volunteer money that’s welcome, but then I want to pray for those who want to join the group of Fishers of Men; those who will say from now on every day I will tell at least one fellow about Jesus  either face to face or by phone or by text , whatever method but I will talk to someone every day. So if you want to belong to that club, stand on your feet. I want to pray for you that at least one fellow a day, by the special grace of God one fellow a day, either by phone, by text, by e-mail, face tot face, raise your hand to the Almighty God. My Father and my God, I want to thank You for these Your children who have decided that they will win souls for you. You promised Lord that those who would do these things, whatever they ask Your Father, would be given to them. First my Father, and my God, I pray for the grace for these people to do what they have said be given them in Jesus Name!  I also pray every one they witness to will be saved in Jesus Name!  and now I pray that every request of their own shall be granted them in Jesus Name!  It shall be well with you.  You shall not fail.  Even as your hands are higher than your heads so you will be higher than your peers in Jesus Name!  And in the Kingdom of God you will not be found wanting in Jesus Name! So shall it be! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed!  Let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Okay now time is gone because I want you to be able to be on your way by 3am so we don’t cause heavy traffic on the way. But tell  your friends who missed today that they better not miss tomorrow. Next month we are going to have a very special Holy Ghost Service, specially to pray for our children because whenever there is an outbreak of sickness or disease, children are always the most susceptible. I don’t want us to bury any of our children this year.  Please come with all your children. Next month, we will have the normal Holy Ghost Service but then we will pray for all these children and anoint them to mark them apart so that the devil will see this one and say the mark of God is on this one.

So next month by the grace of God we will be speaking on Born for Signs and Wonders that include those of us who are adults. So bring your children next March. Is anybody here who will want to say thank You to Jesus for tonight? So we will have a thanksgiving service to give a thanksgiving offering to the Lord. You remain seated until you have given. As soon as you have given your own offering, then be up and dancing. Tomorrow we will have enough time for testimonies so let’s take our offering. I just remembered one thing. When God heals you, as soon as you testify, it becomes impossible for the devil to steal the healing. So as we are dancing if God healed you tonight dance forward so that when we are doing the final blessing, we’ll be able to put a seal on the healing. So those of you who have been healed tonight and you have dropped your offering, dance forward.  He has given me victory, O Thank You Lord! Glory be to God! All your healings shall be permanent in Jesus Name!  not only that  anyone you touch from now on will be healed.  In the mighty Name of Jesus, you will never be sick again! Ami If Jesus tarries, when you are old, old, old, you will walk to heaven without any sickness!  Congratulations! All those who have been healed tonight let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Let us pray. Father, we want to thank You for a fantastic night. Thank You for victory, thank You for healing, thank You for deliverance, thank You for peace at last! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Lord All Your children that You have touched tonight, let the blessing be permanent.  Let the joy last forever.  If there is anyone in the congregation that is yet to be touched even by this evening Lord, let such people be completely whole again in Jesus Name!  And Father, bless the offerings of Your children Sanctify it Use it for Your glory All those who are thanking You today, don’t let them ever borrow again in Jesus Name!  Prosper them forever! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed!  Let somebody shout Alleluia!

Before you dance back to your seats there are some new books that I believe will benefit you seriously. One of them is written by my wife. It’s called Open Doors to Divine Blessings and there is one written about her Folu Adeboye, a laborer in His vineyard You might want to find out a little more about her. It’s in this book. There is a book that both myself and my wife wrote. It is called “Heaven in Your Home”  If you want to know why we have been married for almost 40 years and we are still on honeymoon then there are two books that I wrote myself. One is “A New Era”. If you want to read that one and the second one is let the Fire Fall.  All these books are available if you ask the ushers they can make them available to you and they are also available at CRM Bookshop. The Lord will go with you. By the time we meet this evening your testimonies will already be many.  So you can dance back to your seats now. I will see you this evening. Glory be to God!

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

 

HIGHER GROUND

3rd of March, 2006

HIGHER GROUND

Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Well let somebody shout Alleluia!’ O Thank You Lord! There is no doubt at all that God is already here and He’s going to promote somebody here tonight.  But when we talk about higher grounds it means some grounds are higher than others. Somebody is going to reach the highest level tonight. (Amen!)

Once upon a time there was a young man who was very, very deep down in the valley physically he was very low; socially, he had no friends; his relatives didn’t like him. Nobody knew him. Materially, the only dress he has is the one he was wearing. But one day, he made up his mind that in spite of everything he would do something nobody has ever done before: he lifted up his eyes to the Almighty God and said my heart is fixed within me, I will praise You O Lord! He said, I will bless You at all times. He said, Your praise shall continually be in my mouth. The Almighty God looked down from heaven and said, If that is the case I will pick you out from the valley where you are and put you on the mountain top. In less than 12 hours a shepherd boy became a king! There is somebody here tonight whose promotion is going to be the greatest (Amen!)

If you are the one, praise Him like nobody else! Magnify His Holy Name! Praise Him! Adore Him! Lift Him high! He is the only one who can pick you from the valley and put you on the mountain top. Praise Him! Magnify His Holy Name! Promotion doesn’t come from the east or the West or from the South.. God is the judge. He’s the one who can raise a beggar from the dunghill and set him among princes. Praise Him! ,. Thank You Jesus! ,,.. O Thank You Jesus!! Thank You Lord!! Thank You Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have worshipped!

Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said for the rest of your life you will remember tonight and praise God!

I want you to lift your voice to Him and say, Father, make this night very special for me! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God! Let me be the one who will never forget tonight! Make tonight very special for me! Let it be a night to remember a night to remember and I will glorify Your Name! Make this night extra special for me O Lord God Almighty…In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed (Amen!)

Lift your voice to Him and say Father, open the heavens tonight! Stretch forth Your mighty hand and touch me. Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God! Open the heavens tonight! Stretch forth Your mighty hand and touch me! Touch my soul! Touch my spirit! Touch my family! Touch me tonight! Open the heavens O Lord! Stretch forth your mighty hands and touch me… In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said, no longer shall you be called a powerless Christian. He said because the rain of my power shall fall tonight and you shall be drenched in it!

Brethren, at this moment, whatever you want from God, you can get. Go ahead! Talk to Him now as an individual. Glory be to Your Holy Name!! ,,. Let’s begin to bring our prayers to a close… In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

If you are not already on your knees let’s be on our knees before Him and worship the only one who can promote us. Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega you are worthy of my praise today, Eternal rock of ages we worship You,, Alpha, Omega, the beginning and the end; the one who was, the One who was, the One who is to come, Almighty God King of Kings, Lord of Lords! The Bright and Morning Star, the Lion of Judah! Your name is Wonderful, Counselor, You are the mighty God; You are the everlasting Father, You are the Prince of Peace. We bless Your holy Name! Accept our worship in Jesus’ Name!  Thank You for Your goodness; for Your kindness, for Your faithfulness, for Your power, for Your holiness! Accept our thanks in Jesus Name!  There is no one like You! You are the Almighty, the Great Physician, the Great Provider, the Great Defender! You are higher than the highest, You are better than the best, You are richer than the richest; You are wiser than the wisest! You are older than the oldest, Glory be to Your Holy Name! Accept our worship in Jesus Name!  Tonight father demonstrate Your goodness  demonstrate your holiness (Amen!), demonstrate Your faithfulness  demonstrate Your power!  Arise O Lord and scatter all Your enemies Scatter sickness!  Scatter disease!  Scatter demons!  Scatter sorrow!  Scatter barrenness!  Scatter failure!  My lord and my Savior! Everyone here tonight that has come to see You whatever may be their problem  solve their problem!  Anyone here tonight as an agent of the devil, arrest him!  Arrest her!  Show them You are the Almighty At the end of everything, let your name be glorified!  Thank You Almighty God! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed!  Amen! Let somebody shout Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Shake hands with one or two people and say, God will surprise you tonight.  And then you may be seated. With the exception of those who are born in March.

Children of March you can stand. We will like to pray for the children of March now. All those who are born in March let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) I didn’t know you are that many! Father, I want to thank You for all of Your children who are born in the month of March, the children that are born in the month of Trinity. Tonight, on their behalf, I say accept our thanks in Jesus Name!  I’m asking that whatever you do for them may be tripled.  Triple joy!  Triple promotion!  Triple victory!  Triple breakthrough!  Whatever they are as of today, before the end of this year, triple it O Lord!  and let them serve You with triple energy  In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed!

O Let somebody shout Alleluia!’  You are all welcome in Jesus Name Oh our landlord, the Governor of Ogun State, sends his greetings. He was here yesterday to pay us a courtesy visit and I assured him on your behalf that we will not stop praying for him and for Ogun State. It will be well with Ogun State in Jesus Name!  And it will be well with Nigeria in Jesus Name!  The testimony of our brother all the way from America who believes that his dress can carry power from Nigeria to America is a challenging testimony., You see the Bible says the just shall live by faith; that it will be unto you according to your faith.

I told the Pastors, I said the elders have a saying that it is the domestic animals that have no respect for the hunter. Because they see him coming in and out among them every day they ignore him. Because he’s eating among them, he’s sleeping among them they have no respect for him. Whereas it is not the hunter that must be respected it is the gun that he’s carrying. We live among you, we are ordinary people like you; we eat pounded yam like you; we are not asking anybody to respect us because we know we are nothing but we have a God, the Almighty God, the One who can do anything; the One from everlasting to everlasting – that is the One I want you to respect tonight; that is the One I want you to believe tonight because a word of prophecy has already come. If you had taken that one alone, if there is nothing else that happens here tonight (and a lot is going to happen) that one should be enough. God said no longer shall you be called a powerless Christian who is God talking to? I don’t know. I haven’t heard you say, God does not have to explain Himself. He is the Almighty. He speaks and it is done but on this occasion He chose to explain Himself because the rain of His power shall fall tonight and you shall be drenched in it. If I were you, I will take good care of the dress I’m wearing tonight because it’s not ordinary what you wear  If you believe that say  Amen!’  Loud and clear! (Amen!)

Psalm 61:1-2 Hear my cry O l, attend unto my cry, from the ends of the earth will I cry unto thee. When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I. (Amen!)Why don’t you lift up your voice to him and say, Father, lead me to the rock that is higher than I,, so shall it be in Jesus Name!  The theme of this extraordinarily special Holy Ghost Service because this is the 20th anniversary of Special Holy Ghost Service, which makes it very, very, very special, the theme is Higher Grounds. Basically there are seven levels of grounds. The lowest one is called the bottomless pit. Revelation 20:1-3 says that on the last day Satan and all His agents would be banished to the bottomless pits. They just keep falling – there is no end to the falling in the bottomless pit. And then the Bible says there are some people, human beings who will join them there, people who refuse Jesus Christ, they are going there too. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ you will not go there! (Amen!)

The second level is called the pit. This time it has a bottom. It is not bottomless and once in a while people get into it as a result of disobedience and I know in the mighty name of Jesus Christ that from today, you will become obedient to God in Jesus Name!  But once in a while people get into the pit as a result of enemy action. Genesis 37:23-24 says when the brother of Joseph saw him coming they took a decision concerning him among themselves. They were going to kill him but one of the brothers said instead of killing him let’s throw him into a pit and then when later on we see somebody who wants to buy a slave, we can sell him. There might be some of us who are in a pit tonight that had been thrown there by the enemies. In the name that is above every other name you will come out tonight in Jesus Name! (Amen!)

And then the next level which is level ground or valley. It is better than the pit because at least you have come out of minus, you are now at zero level. It is still the place of discouragement. People who are in the valley, they cannot claim they are really happy. They are struggling, struggling all the days of their lives. Once in a while they contemplate dying. In 1 King 19:1-4 when Elijah found himself in the valley. It got to a stage when he asked God to kill him. There are people who are overwhelmed with problems. They are asking God you are not going to do something better, why don’t you just kill me? If there is somebody like that here today, as a result of your coming here tonight, you will sing a new song. (Amen!)And then, of course, when we go from the valley, the next level you could call it the heights or a hill at least now you are climbing. 1 King 19:8-18 Elijah began his journey to the Mount of Horeb when he got there his confidence was restored. The man who was asking for death now said I don’t want to die anymore; I want to serve the Lord. Beginning from tonight God will take you to the heights and then the next level is what we call the great heights or a mountain.

Now the people on the mountain they are not easily touched. You become a terror to the enemy. In 2 Kings 1:9-14 Elijah was sitting down on the mountain top. Then some soldiers came and said they want to arrest him. He just called down fire from there. The fire consumed them. Now I want to issue a decree tonight that after tonight all those who say they want to arrest you, the fire will fall.  And after the great heights the next one which is level six is greater heights, when you get to these greater heights, you become unstoppable. Your dress alone will open river Jordan and please take my word seriously tonight. I’ve told you the reason many of you don’t take the Word seriously is because I don’t shake and shout when I’m saying what I’m saying. This is because God does not shake and shout when He wants to speak. He simply says, let there be light and then there will be light. The dress you are wearing tonight will open River Jordan (Amen!)

Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said, I should tell you to dry your tears because the rain will soon fall.

And then the level seven, that is the greatest height which is obviously heaven. The Bible says that according to Ephesians 1:30-21, the Bible says we are seated in the heavenly places with Jesus Christ far above principalities and powers. There is someone here tonight that Jesus is taking somewhere where no enemy can ever touch you anymore.  If you are the one let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)Thank You Father!

Now since the service began all kinds of healing have been taking place  eye problems, ear problems, chest problems, back problems,  hand problems, leg problems, problem with private parts, all of them have been taken care of! (Amen!)

Now Daddy said that there is someone here, He says I should just tell you that there’ll be no more disappointment.  Amen!

He says there is someone here tonight; He said your testimony will silence your detractors. (Amen!)

Now let me talk briefly about the advantages of higher grounds. In Mark 3:13-15 the Bible says when Jesus saw a great multitude He went up to the mountain and then He began to call unto Him certain people. Only 12 of them. And He gave them certain powers, certain ability and they became His ambassadors and His companions.

The first advantage of higher grounds is that you stand out from the crowd. You move from among the multitude and become someone special. I’ve always given this illustration: when there is a big do and they want people to go and eat, so maybe they say, the President would go and eat in such and such a place, the Federal ministers and Governors would go and eat in such and such a place; the royal fathers would go and eat in such and such a place and then after they go the others, They saw what others didn’t see and heard what others didn’t hear.

One of the advantages of being on the mountain top is that you can see far, than those who are in the valley. You can see what others cannot see and you can hear what they cannot hear… It was on Mount Carmel in 1 King 18:41 that Elijah said, I’ve heard the sound of the abundance of rain. Nobody else heard it. Only Elijah heard the sound of abundance of rain because he was on higher ground. From tonight the grace to see the invisible, to hear the inaudible, God will give it to you. (Amen!)When I told my people that God is going to build us a city, they smiled and when we came here in 1983 this section of the road was the headquarters of the armed robbers and the first parcel of land we brought here was 41/2 acres. And I told my people we have come to the city. They laughed. Number one, this God-forsaken jungle, the house of snakes and pythons and we killed many of them here, that is where your city is going to be built. On 41/2 acres of land but today the same jungle is a city with its own University. I want to prophesy to someone here tonight  before you die you will become a multitude.  May I say that one again? I say, before you die you will become a multitude. (Amen!)

O Thank You Lord! The Lord says there is a lady here; you have been barren for a long time. Daddy asked me to tell you the next sleep with your husband will produce great results. (Amen!)

Another advantage of higher grounds is that it brings you closer to the source of power. Because our God lives on high that is why David said in Psalm 121:1-2 He says, 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. Today that God who lives on high will send help to somebody.

Thank You Father!

The Lord said there is a woman here with as issue of blood, you can quietly check, it has dried up.

Thank You Jesus!

The Lord said the enemy said that they will ambush you. Daddy asked me to tell you. I will blindfold them (Amen!)

Another advantage of high ground is that when you are there you become invincible. Matthew 5:13-15,

Thank You Father!

The Lord says there is someone here, He said, the first series of doors would be opened unto you this month. (Amen!)

Jesus Christ said a city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Because you came tonight, all those who have been trying to cover your glory, their heads shall be removed! (Amen!)I can go on and on but the power of God is so mighty here tonight. So I will just give you some examples when we talk about higher grounds. Let’s take physical examples and talk about health. It’s possible to move from being sick to someone who is healed. The one who is healed is higher than the one who is sick. That is why sick people usually are always lying down.  From today onwards, in the name that is above every other name, you will never lie on a hospital bed. (Amen!)

Now to be healed is better than to be sick but there is something better than that and that is not to be sick at all. And then there is even something higher than that and that is, that you will become a carrier of the healing virtue of God. You begin to lay hands on the sick. Some of you have never done it before. Some of you have never. When you leave here this week and as you lay hands on the sick they will recover and then you can go higher than that, to the level where you don’t have to touch the sick before they get well. Alleluia!

The Lord says there is an Isaac in the house tonight! He said number 1; you will become a source of laughter to your family.  Number 2, He said as you sow you will begin to grow.  And He said, Number 3; one day Nigeria will envy you!

Now in Acts 10:11-12 the Bible says they were taking the handkerchiefs and aprons from Paul to go and heal the sick. I say it once again, the dress you wear tonight shall begin to heal the sick.  Several years ago my daughter was brought in from the college where she was studying terribly sick, because the water in the college was horrible and I wasn’t in. And in our family, by the grace of God, Jesus is our doctor. Mummy prayed for her. Suddenly she made a strange request and said Mummy please let me sleep where Daddy sleeps. Just let me lie down there and let’s see what will happen within an hour. And of course, within one hour she was well!! From today onwards, even when you shake hands with people they will be healed! (Amen!)

Then you can move higher than that, after all in Acts.5:12-16 the Bible tells us that the shadow of Peter healed the sick. I’ve told you. At least some of you have heard me share the testimony when suddenly God asked me to call out some people and I thought He was going to ask me to lay hands on them, and pray for them, slap their back or something, but He said dance around them! If I didn’t know the voice of God, I wouldn’t have done anything like that. How can I be dancing? Why am I dancing? Because you have backache?

But I knew who spoke and I obeyed Him. So the band began to play and I began to dance. Ah! I admit that I looked very stupid dancing around people but after five minutes the Lord said that is enough. Tell them now to go and touch their toes and they were healed every one! I am waving my hands to you now and I am saying in the name of the Almighty God every tree that God did not plant in your body shall be uprooted! (Amen!)Thank You Daddy!

The Lord says there is someone here tonight; the enemy said we have put out his light. The Lord asked me to tell you, I will light it again.

And then we can take another material example, I’ve taught you here that there are categories or levels here. There is the poverty level. The Bible says the poor will never cease in the land. But He didn’t say you will be one of them. In this same level there are people who borrow  borrowers, which is why God is going to help you pay off your debt  and then the next level will be the level of those who are comfortable  the people who are neither poor nor rich. And then there is the level of those who are rich, those who could even put some money in savings and then there is the level of those who are wealthy. They are the people who put money in fixed deposit and say leave it in the bank for 2 years. And then there is the level of those who flourish those who lend to nations. Before this year ends there is at least someone here who will be lending to nations!  I know that someone will come to me before the end of this year and say, whatever you need for foreign missions, just ask me and I will give you! So shall it be!  Thank You Lord!

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said I will give you grace to pray. (Amen!)

In other words, when we are talking about higher ground materially, it is possible to move from the level of always receiving to giving. You know the only thing in this world that receives without giving is either the dustbin or the dunghill. And the Bible says it is more blessed to give than to receive. The giving hand is always the upper hand. Beginning from today, your hand will be on top. (Amen!)

One journalist, World Press Journalist interviewed me recently. He said, I attended the Holy Ghost Service and you took two offerings and I understand these offerings are what you use to spread the church throughout the world. Why are you taking money from poor people to go and establish churches in rich nations? I said, Thank you sir. It took us a long time before we got wise. The people from abroad, they will come and say, whatever you need just take, take, take and like fools we were receiving from then and they got more prosperous and we got poorer. Look at Africa today, probably the richest continent in the whole world and yet the poorest. Why? Because God is a God of principles. The one who gives shall be given. The one who scatters shall increase. The liberal soul shall be made fat. I said the tide has turned.  I said we now, we will also be giving them. He said when will you see the results? I said, we are already seeing the results. He said prove it. I said, not long ago a barrel of our oil  the main source of our wealth  is only $16. But now Glory be to God! you want a barrel of our oil  at least you will have $60! The tide is turning! You may not notice it; your prayers are not in vain; your givings are not in vain. I’ve told you before  one day Nigeria will be called the greatest nation in the world! (Amen!)So you can move from a receiver to a giver, to one who scatters. Any time they say there is something you are there! We want to plant churches. You are there! We want to build the University. You are there! We want to take missions abroad. You are there! We want to develop the Camp. You are there! Soon the people you were within the valley will see you on the mountain top. (Amen!)And then you can move to watering. And then God will begin to water you back. At this stage something about the spiritual. I will soon be closing because eh! There are certain things God will want to do. Oh His power is here tonight! Let’s look at higher grounds on the spiritual level,

The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said I should tell you, I will restore the things to how they were before the intruder came.

(Amen!)Let’s take a look at higher grounds from the spiritual level. You can start with faith, faith that can move mountains and move from faith to trust. You see because faith is active, faith is always doing something but trust rests in the Lord. It is trust in God that caused Job to say in Job 13:15 though He slay me yet will I trust Him. The book of Isaiah 26:3-4 said He will keep in perfect peace, the one whose heart trusts in Him. Then He gave an advice. He said trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength. Trust in the Lord forever and then you will enjoy peace forever. I’ve told you the story, at my first cruise ever very big ship, the size of I mean, probably a little bigger than Sheraton Hotel. Then the storm came, eh, that huge thing was being tossed like a little toy up and down in the waves of the ocean. It was very bad. At a stage the captain called all of us together,.

Thank You Father! The Lord says that the fellow concerned will understand when I say it: the captive shall become the captain! (Amen!)

Alleluia!

Daddy says there is someone here who is having a problem with a very powerful adversary. He said, I should tell you, the javelin of Saul will miss David (Amen!)

Eh! It looks as if you want to take the position of the fellow and he wants to kill you first, the javelin of Saul shall miss David. (Amen!) Anyway so we were in this storm and the Captain called us together and said don’t worry. There are 12 categories of storms numbers one to twelve, the twelve being the highest. He said, don’t worry we are only in category 9. Eh-eh! He said, just go and stay in your rooms. Don’t worry. When I got into the room I said, what am I going to do? Category 9? And the Lord said to me. When there was a storm in the boat, what was I doing? I said you were sleeping. And He said, go to your bed and sleep! Ah! Glory be to God! Alleluia! Because I know Him, He’s the Controller of storms: go to bed and sleep! I jumped on the bed. 2 minutes later I was fast asleep.  because I trust in Him. By the time I woke up, everything was calm. Every storm in your lives, they shall be stilled tonight in Jesus Name! (Amen!)Oh Father!

The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said you will attend the funerals of those who are waiting for yours.

Now, let’s move to prayer because time is against us. In Luke 11:9-10 the Bible says but can move to higher grounds in prayer. You can move from asking and go on to seeking. So when we are at the level of asking, when we are always saying God do this for me! God I want this, God I want that, But when you come to seeking you will say, Father, what is Your Will concerning this problem? This is what I want but what is it You want? The Lord Jesus Christ said, Father I want You to take this cup away from me but not as I will but Thy Will be done. There are many of us who want God to do our will and that is not the way of God – it is His Will we should seek. For example, there is something God is going to do here tonight that had never been done before to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Holy Ghost Service. But this year is also 25 years since I became a full-time Pastor. And so I asked God for a 25th anniversary present from God which He says Yes, I will give you but He said, He will give me on Saturday. That is tomorrow when the sun rises. When I was childish I would have said why don’t you do the two together? But God has His timetable. We must move from asking to seeking, before we then move on to knocking.

Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said I will make your path straight.

Now when we talk about knocking, it means after we have established the Will of God and we know this is what God wants, that is what He wants to do, then we can go with violence against anybody who wants to hinder us from getting what God has willed for us. We can move from murmuring, describing our problems to praising God even before we see the answer.

What about purity? We can start by moving out of darkness into light and begin to walk as children of light. But we can go higher than that and according to Ephesians 5:11 we can then become someone who will begin to make darkness uncomfortable. So committed to holiness that when you arrive in a gathering everybody will say be careful he has come. Alleluia! Amen! There are two things God is saying one after the other, – they have become three. Alleluia! Amen Number 1, He says there is someone here tonight you are coming out of the tunnel of sorrow tonight.  Number 2 which I believe is my own, He said very soon victors will call you a victor.  Number 3, which is also mine, He said you will soon be referred to as the favorite of God. (Amen!)

But anyone who wants to go to higher ground has a price to pay. Everybody knows that climbing is not an easy exercise. It requires hard work, dedication, concentration. He said seest thou a man diligent in His business, He will stand before kings and not before mean men. That is Proverbs 22:20 years ago as a young Christian, I gathered some youth like myself together and we formed a club that we call Fishers of Men! Big name! But we had a purpose. We said every day, before we sleep, we must talk to somebody about Jesus. And we were so determined that if we had undressed and were lying down on our bed and we remembered we have not yet spoken to anyone about Jesus that day, we will dress again and come out and stand in front of our house.

The next fellow that passes by, he is not going anywhere until he gives his or her life to Jesus Do you know every one of us then  small boys, small girls way back in 1973, we are all Senior Pastors now, because it is  he who is diligent that shall stand before kings. I know there are some of you here tonight who will join that club.

Things are easier now; everybody has a mobile phone including the market woman. Pick the phone, phone somebody. Hello; I just want to talk to you about Jesus Christ. Give your life to Him before it is too late!

Because there are some people you don’t have the boldness to talk to when you are looking at them face to face -there is no problem when it is telephone. They may say leave me alone, I don’t want to hear about Jesus! You say Yes Sir! One hour later you send him a text. How many of you would like to begin to do that for Jesus Christ? Are you sure? He will promote you Ah! The Amen!’ is low! I say He will promote you!  And you must know where you are going. It is not everybody who wants to go high. As a matter of fact, not everybody can go high. Only a few people will reach the top. The Word of God says many are called but few are chosen. All I know is that I’m going to be among the few.  I will see you at the top!  I say, I will see you at the top!  It’s going to require self-discipline. Anyone who wants to reach the top must keep the body under control. It requires rugged determination. Others will tell you, stay here with us, its comfortable here. You say, No I want to go higher! I want to go higher!

When I graduated from the University in 1967, to be a graduate then is a big thing and to be a graduate in science ah! ah!. A graduate in mathematics! They were looking for us; trying to entice us to come and work in their schools and all my colleagues were buying cars. Cars were cheap then. A Volkswagen was less than 700 pounds! When are you going to buy your car? I say no, no,. no,. no. I’m going somewhere else! After two years I couldn’t stay any longer. I decided to go for Masters. Some of my friends said, he says he’s going for research. What did he lose that he’s searching for? I did the Masters, worked for a year. I couldn’t wait anymore. I have not reached the top. I want to go higher. How many of you want to reach the top?

How many of you will be willing to pay the price? God will help you in Jesus Name!  Let me conclude because I can feel my Daddy. He’s saying you have said enough. It’s going to be a night to remember how do I come out of the pit? How do I move from one level to the other? Simple! Accept His invitation. He said, Come unto me, I’m up there, you are down there. Come up to me all ye that labor and are heavy-laden and I will give you rest. Accept His invitation. That’s all. I know some of you had given your life to Jesus Christ but some of you came late. So if you haven’t given your life to Jesus Christ, in your own interests come and do so because if you don’t give your life to Jesus Christ one day you will end up in the bottomless pit. But if you come to Him today not only will He rescue you from the bottomless pit He will keep on lifting you higher and higher and higher because Jesus said, and if I be lifted up from here I will draw all men unto me. So it doesn’t matter which level you are, He will keep drawing you higher and higher. If you have not yet given your life to Jesus, there may be only a few of you nut I want to give you the opportunity, come quickly.

I will count from 1 to 10. If you still haven’t come I will know there is no one else who is coming. 1.. 2.. 3, 4,. 5,.  .6, 7 ,.. 8,.  Now begin to pray as you come. Just begin to pray! Talk to Jesus! Talk to Jesus! I have come to surrender my life to You! I don’t want to go to the Bottomless pit. I want you to pull me up! Save my soul! Cleanse me in Your blood!  Save my soul! Keep coming, those of you who are still on the way! 9.. this is the last call now. So begin to talk to the Almighty God, say, I have come to surrender my life to You! No more fooling around with the devil! Oh Thank You Jesus! Those of you who are still coming, keep coming and the rest of us shall we please stretch our hands towards these people, that God who saved your soul will save their own soul too! Pray for them! Those of you who are coming, keep coming. Cry to the Almighty God for the salvation of their souls. Say, Lord have mercy on me! Save my soul! Don’t let me go to the bottomless pit! I want to serve you alone.

In Jesus mighty Name we pray! Father, I want to thank You for these Your children that have come forward now. You promised Lord that whosoever will come to you, you will in no wise cast out. They’ve come to You now. Receive them in Jesus Name!  Forgive them in Jesus Name!  Cleanse them in Your blood in Jesus Name! (Amen!)! Write their names in the Book of Life in Jesus Name!  Don’t let them ever go back into sin in Jesus Name!  take them to great heights Lord   In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed!  Amen! Praise the Lord! (Amen!)

There are some of you who are still coming. Keep coming! Now I want to rejoice with those of you who have come tonight because from today onwards, by the special grace of God, I will be praying for you and very soon you will begin to feel the impact of my prayers. And so I am going to need your names, addresses and your prayer requests and I promise, by the special grace of God, every day I will be praying for you,. So you are going to follow this brother. There are some pastors who are waiting. They will lead you to where they are., You will give them the information we are asking for and then you come back quickly and I will stop until you have returned so that you can be a partaker  and there are some serious things that He wants to do here tonight. So don’t relax. Just remain alert. Now stand to your feet. Thank You Jesus! Let me hear somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

I want you to talk to the Almighty God just for a few minutes and say, Father, before this night is out take me to higher grounds! Talk to Him! ,..So far, since service started four babies have been born 2 boys, 2 girls.  I believe God is going to share the blessing equally tonight.

Some years ago, we were having a crusade and as I got on the stage the Lord said to me that there will be no praying for anybody that night. If anybody wants healing he should just dance. And as the people were dancing, they carried in a woman; the doctor had said there is no hope for her that she should just go home and die. So they carried her out of the taxi. Somebody supported her on the right another on the left and they saw Papa DGO.  Please pray for this woman and the DGO. said the Word has come out  if you want to be healed  dance. The woman said, I cannot even stand, you are asking me to dance! The old man said Sorry oh! I cannot disobey God. When the woman saw that nothing was going to be done except what they have said its alright, I will dance. She moved a little to the lifer, a little to the right. Just a little at a time. Suddenly the power of God hit her. She pushed the fellow on the right away. She pushed the fellow on the left away and became completely whole!

How many of you are ready to obey God tonight? The first thing God wants you to do tonight is to dance and God will surprise you tonight as you dance! So , something danceable please,. Now you don’t have to believe me. If you don’t want to dance you can sit down. It’s only for those of us who believe, If God says it, He’s going to do it. The maid of Naaman said, if the man of God has asked you to do some great thing wouldn’t you have done it? How much less when He says wash and be clean. Brethren if God had asked you to do something great to solve all your problems won’t you have done it, how much more when all He asks you to do is dance? Just one more time! I will lift up Jesus, Alleluia! You may please be seated. Even as you are sitting begin to check certain things you were not able to do before, you can do them now because the Lord has already moved in our midst.

The second thing He wants us to do. If there are some people here who are HIV+ or have AIDS now God wants to heal tonight So If you are one of such people this is your opportunity. So you come forward and please get here before I say 10. If you hide in the crowd that is your own head ache. I am to walk in front of you. I’m not to touch you. I am to walk in front of you. Now please, this is important, pay attention, as I’m walking in front of you the power of God will be touching you. Some of your cases already require an operation and God says He will do it Himself so when I am passing in front of you and you feel yourself going backwards don’t struggle.

There are people behind you and brethren I don’t need ushers here at the front, I need you at the back, People who will catch you and lay you down on the ground gently. This is only for people with HIV and AIDS that is all. If your own is different go! When it is time we will pray for you. If after 2 minutes you are still standing on your feet then you can go back and begin to  thank God. If He decides to perform an operation He will put you to sleep. When He has finished with you, He will wake you up again. Is what I have said clear to all of you in front?  Now if after I pass in front of you, you wait for 2 minutes and you are still on your feet, you can then go back to your seat. It may be that you don’t need an operation and then you can go on thanking God. We will begin to hear your testimonies very soon.

Worship song please and the rest of us we can worship along. Don’t let’s be mere spectators, let’s just worship, .Now I asked Daddy for a special gift for you. As some of you know the Holy Ghost Service started when God asked me 29 years ago, He said Son what do you want for your birthday? And I said, I want a miracle for every member of my congregation. That is when He said, Okay. Call them together and I will give them whatever they want. And we called them and God did as He promised. So now the 20th anniversary has come and I said, Daddy, I want something special this time around, So He said, alright. He said you are to do certain things which I will explain in a moment and He told me why I have to do what I’m about to do. He said, when 2 people are fighting, when there is war and one side is on this side and the other side is on the other side and this side wants to tell the other side we don’t want to fight any more, they will take a white clothe and wave it. When the other people see the white clothe waving they will know these people are saying we want peace. If the people on the other side agree then they will also wave back at them to say, Come let us settle.

Daddy says there is hardly anyone who will come tonight who is not fighting a physical war, financial war, marital war, war over children and He says tonight He will offer you peace He said what I’m to do is to get a flag made of white cloth with the impression f a dove in it symbolizing the Holy Spirit and symbolizing peace. He said I’m to wave it to you to say the Almighty God is offering you peace.  Now He says you will do 2 things.

Number one, if you accept His offer of peace, if you have a handkerchief you will wave it back. IF you don’t have you wave your hand. That is the first thing He says you will do. Then hold on when the time comes I will tell you the second one. I will tell you when we finish the first one. We will stand on our feet. That’s if you believe that this is from God  if you believe that this is from God as soon as this flag comes in your direction, you wave back until I’ve gone round then we will move, Glory be to Your Holy Name! Now I want you to lay the handkerchief on your head and prophesy peace to everywhere in you your life, everywhere there is any battle, decree peace! Mention the names of your children and decree peace over them. Decree peace to your towns, your cities, your families! Decree peace! He said peace, I give unto you, not as the world gives do I give unto you. Peace. Peace in the mighty name of Jesus. Peace. Thank You Jesus! It shall be permanent in Jesus Name!  Let me hear somebody shout ‘Alleluia!

I want you to shake hands with three or four people and say, Congratulations, Peace at last. Peace at last. Peace at last, He’s a miracle-working God ,,,.. God bless you! You may be seated!  For the rest of your lives now you will dance.  You will dance the dance of victory so shall it be.  Now the second thing that He says you are to do is that as soon as it is convenient for you, you bring in a peace offering and whatever your peace offering is cash or kind must be without blemish. The peace offering must be without blemish. If you are going to give Him cash wait till you have fine money that is brand new, without blemish. If you are going to give Him in kind, it has to be something without blemish. If you are writing a cheque after you have written the cheque at the back of it write Peace Offering Don’t write my name on it, write the name of the Redeemed Christian Church of God on it and at the back write Peace Offering Now when I asked Him, Daddy You are so good, peace that is more than anything else I can ask for. When the battle is over ah! the rest is easy. Some of us have been fighting battles since we were born. We fight battles before we get married. We get married, oh the battle intensifies. But now, in that name that is above every other name Peace!

And then I said, Daddy thank You! I can’t thank You enough but you are the One who said, ask till your joy be full. I’m already 25 years in ministry. Can I have something extra for my 25th anniversary? He said, is it for yourself or for the congregation? For my people now! For the congregation! So He said, He referred me to the story of Samson when they brought him bound to the temple and he broke loose and took the jaw bone of an ass and with it he killed 1000 of his enemies and the rest fled. And then suddenly he became thirsty so he said l you’ve given me this great victory, what about the internal thirst? God said take the jaw bone of an ass again and out of it will come water for you to drink. So He said, Son we will use the same flag for something else. He said the dove is the symbol of peace and it is also the symbol of the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit is powerful. He said on Saturday you will take a big basin and put the flag into it and pour oil on it. He said as many as will be anointed with the same oil will receive power to stay on top.  That’s tomorrow night, ah Saturday night. Oh this is one weekend none of us will ever forget in life. (Amen!)

So I’m about to pray for you now but before we do that, I need to make one or two announcements. Number 1: we are building a new auditorium. As you can see this is ordinary Special Holy Ghost of March and there are people already on the streets. For the Convention this auditorium is no longer adequate. So the Holy Ghost Arena is going to become the new auditorium.  Now God did not allow me to take a special offering from you. If anybody wants to give towards that they are free to do it on their own. But I need volunteers engineers, architects, surveyors, bricklayers, iron-benders, carpenters who will work free of charge.

Laborers would be working day and night so if you can’t be available during the day and you can be available during the night it’s okay by me. We’ve started the foundation and we are believing God for great things. It will be similar to this but it will be far, far higher and then instead of people being in a corner up there we will all be able to see ourselves together. So if you will love to volunteer your services, you will please see the Pastor who is in charge of it. Where is he? Come. Come let them see you. After the service he will be standing here in front then you will come and say I’m an engineer, I want to volunteer my services, I’m an architect, I  m a bricklayer, I’m an iron bender, whatever and then you will sit down and discuss how things will go. He’s the man that God used to do this one and I believe God will use him to do the bigger one.

And if you want to volunteer money that’s welcome, but then I want to pray for those who want to join the group of Fishers of Men; those who will say from now on every day I will tell at least one fellow about Jesus  either face to face or by phone or by text , whatever method but I will talk to someone every day. So if you want to belong to that club, stand on your feet. I want to pray for you that at least one fellow a day, by the special grace of God one fellow a day, either by phone, by text, by e-mail, face tot face, raise your hand to the Almighty God. My Father and my God, I want to thank You for these Your children who have decided that they will win souls for you. You promised Lord that those who would do these things, whatever they ask Your Father, would be given to them. First my Father, and my God, I pray for the grace for these people to do what they have said be given them in Jesus Name!  I also pray every one they witness to will be saved in Jesus Name!  and now I pray that every request of their own shall be granted them in Jesus Name!  It shall be well with you.  You shall not fail.  Even as your hands are higher than your heads so you will be higher than your peers in Jesus Name!  And in the Kingdom of God you will not be found wanting in Jesus Name! So shall it be! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed!  Let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Okay now time is gone because I want you to be able to be on your way by 3am so we don’t cause heavy traffic on the way. But tell  your friends who missed today that they better not miss tomorrow. Next month we are going to have a very special Holy Ghost Service, specially to pray for our children because whenever there is an outbreak of sickness or disease, children are always the most susceptible. I don’t want us to bury any of our children this year.  Please come with all your children. Next month, we will have the normal Holy Ghost Service but then we will pray for all these children and anoint them to mark them apart so that the devil will see this one and say the mark of God is on this one.

So next month by the grace of God we will be speaking on Born for Signs and Wonders that include those of us who are adults. So bring your children next March. Is anybody here who will want to say thank You to Jesus for tonight? So we will have a thanksgiving service to give a thanksgiving offering to the Lord. You remain seated until you have given. As soon as you have given your own offering, then be up and dancing. Tomorrow we will have enough time for testimonies so let’s take our offering. I just remembered one thing. When God heals you, as soon as you testify, it becomes impossible for the devil to steal the healing. So as we are dancing if God healed you tonight dance forward so that when we are doing the final blessing, we’ll be able to put a seal on the healing. So those of you who have been healed tonight and you have dropped your offering, dance forward.  He has given me victory, O Thank You Lord! Glory be to God! All your healings shall be permanent in Jesus Name!  not only that  anyone you touch from now on will be healed.  In the mighty Name of Jesus, you will never be sick again! Ami If Jesus tarries, when you are old, old, old, you will walk to heaven without any sickness!  Congratulations! All those who have been healed tonight let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Let us pray. Father, we want to thank You for a fantastic night. Thank You for victory, thank You for healing, thank You for deliverance, thank You for peace at last! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Lord All Your children that You have touched tonight, let the blessing be permanent.  Let the joy last forever.  If there is anyone in the congregation that is yet to be touched even by this evening Lord, let such people be completely whole again in Jesus Name!  And Father, bless the offerings of Your children Sanctify it Use it for Your glory All those who are thanking You today, don’t let them ever borrow again in Jesus Name!  Prosper them forever! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed!  Let somebody shout Alleluia!

Before you dance back to your seats there are some new books that I believe will benefit you seriously. One of them is written by my wife. It’s called Open Doors to Divine Blessings and there is one written about her Folu Adeboye, a laborer in His vineyard You might want to find out a little more about her. It’s in this book. There is a book that both myself and my wife wrote. It is called “Heaven in Your Home”  If you want to know why we have been married for almost 40 years and we are still on honeymoon then there are two books that I wrote myself. One is “A New Era”. If you want to read that one and the second one is let the Fire Fall.  All these books are available if you ask the ushers they can make them available to you and they are also available at CRM Bookshop. The Lord will go with you. By the time we meet this evening your testimonies will already be many.  So you can dance back to your seats now. I will see you this evening. Glory be to God!

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

BORN FOR SIGNS AND WONDERS

7th of April, 2006

Well, let somebody shout Alleluia! Amen! Alright, now the Bible says out of the mouth of babes and suckling thou shall perfect praise.. So children alone let me hear you say Alleluia! .. Without instruments, without drums, no tambourines! Just your voice, I want us to sing to God…

Jesus is the sweetest name I know, Jesus; always just the same, oh praise His Holy Name..

Brethren I don’t know the full details of what God wants to do tonight but I know He wants to do something unusual. (Amen!) Without the microphones, He wants to hear the voices of those who love Him. So those of us with microphones, we will put our microphones aside and we will sing that song again: Jesus is the sweetest name I know… He’s always just the same, Oh praise His holy Name that is the reason why I love Him so….

We are going to sing another one: Jesus, blessed Jesus, I love Your Name, I love Your Name, Jesus, Blessed Jesus there is no other name I know. (Alleluia!) .And you sing another one: That wonderful Name, Jesus that wonderful Name Jesus, that wonderful name Jesus, there is no other name I know. (Alleluia!) ..

Now I want you to go ahead and call the Name! Call the Name of the Lord of Lords, the name of the I AM that I AM! Call the Name! Call Him! The Lion of the Tribe of Judah! The Bright and Morning Star! The I AM that I AM! The Rock of Ages! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Call His Name! Thank You Jesus! (Alleluia!) Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Who is like unto Thee, O Lord? Among the Gods who is like thee? Glorious in holiness ..

I want you to call on the God who can do wonders and say Father, keep the eyes of the enemy away from me and my children. Let’s talk to the Almighty God! … Thank You Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Lift up your voice to Him once more and say, Father; build a wall of fire around me and my children! Go ahead, talk to the Almighty God .In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Lift your voice to God and say Father, don’t let me know sorrow over my children this year! Pray to God .Alleluia In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say, Father; let your purpose for the life of my children be fulfilled. Go ahead, talk to the Almighty

Alleluia!! Glory be to God! Thank You Father! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen!

Maybe there is something special you want to ask God for concerning your children.. Go ahead! Talk to Him about it! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name!! Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen!

Let’s go on our knees before our Maker and sing unto Him one more time : Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Sing it unto Him! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!

Eternal Rock of Ages! King of Kings!! Lord of Lords!! The I AM that I AM! The Ancient of Days! We bless Your Name! We bless Your Name! We bless Your Name! We bless Your Name! We bless Your Name! We bless Your Name! We bless Your Name! We bless Your Name! We bless Your Name! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Oh! Thank You Father! Let Your Name forever be glorified in our lives. In the lives of our children, let Your Name be glorifies! Thank You for January! Thank You for February! Thank You for March! Thank You for April! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name!! Thank You for what You did last month! Thank You for what You will do tonight! Thank You for what You will do in the future! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Father visits us tonight! Bless us! Bless our children! Prosper us! Father, put a dividing line between us and our enemies in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Let there be no more sorrow! Cover our children in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Please Father; don’t let us bury our children this year! (Amen!) For the rest of our lives don’t let us bury our children, O Lord! (Amen!) This night save souls! (Amen!) Heal the sick! (Amen!) Set the captives free! (Amen!) Let there be miracles! (Amen!) Let there be signs! (Amen!) Let there be wonders! (Amen!) Lat Your name be glorified! Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Shake hands with one or two people! Tell them: You will never weep over your children again! Amen! And then you may be seated! Thank you!

Only the children born in April should stand now. If you are born in April stand on your feet and shout Alleluia! Father, I want to commit all Your April children into Your hands. April is the fourth month of the year. Father, from the four corners of the world, send help to them from the East send help; from the West send help; from the North send help; from the South send help to them. Make them special children of signs and wonders (Amen!). Answer their prayers Lord! (Amen!) and let them be pillars in your house in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody now shout Alleluia! Congratulations to children of April! Many Happy returns in Jesus Name! (Amen!)

Isaiah 8:18 we want to talk tonight on born for signs and wonders. The Bible says behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are for signs and wonders in Israel from the Lord of Hosts which dwelleth in Mount Zion. I want to read that to say, behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are for signs and wonders in Nigeria and throughout the whole world from the Lord of Hosts which dwelleth in Mount Zion. I want you to say loud and clear: I and the children that the Lord had given me are for signs and wonders” You better say it so that God Himself can hear you!

God never does anything without a purpose. He never does anything arbitrarily. Acts 15:18 says known unto God are all His ways from the foundation of the world. In other words God knows where He’s heading before He begins. Nobody is born into this world by accident. God as a purpose for every child that is born.

In Jeremiah 1:4-5 God said to Jeremiah, He said, before I formed you in the womb I already sanctified you a prophet. Anyone who is in this world come for a purpose. In Romans 9:11-12 the Bible says before Jacob and Esau were born, God had already said, Jacob I love; Esau I hate. They were not yet born. He had already decided. And in Romans 9:17 God said concerning Pharaoh, He said for this purpose I raised thee up that when I drown you the whole world will know that there is a King above all kings. Nobody is born without a purpose “whether for good or bad. In Judges 13:1-5 God said Samson will begin to deliver Israel even before Samson did all he did. God had already said, this man will only start, he won’t complete the job. He will begin to deliver.

In Luke 1:13-17 God said concerning John the Baptist that he will convert many people into the Kingdom of God. Before you were born God has a purpose. The good news is “myself and all the children God had given me, whether physical or spiritual, they are born for signs and wonders. (Amen!) How many children do I have here tonight? So if you believe that you are for signs and wonders let me hear your Alleluia!

Now Psalm 33:11 assures me that the plans of God for your life shall be fulfilled (Amen!) because He said the counsel of God stands forever. So if you are born for signs and wonders turn to your neighbor to say I am born for signs and wonders! Say it in such a way they will know you mean business. I am born for signs and wonders!

Now what are signs? A sign is an extraordinary happening that will cause unbelievers to change their mind, those who do not believe that there is God; those who do not believe that God is on your side when God has shown them a sign, then they will believe.

In John 6:30 the people asked the Lord what sign do you want to show us that we may believe? What work? What major miracle is you going to perform that will cause us to believe that you are from God? In John 4:48 Jesus Himself said except these people see signs and wonders they won’t believe. Now I have good news for somebody here today. Because of the signs and wonders that God will do in your life tonight, every member of your family will come to the Lord! (Amen!)

My mother-in-law for several years didn’t want to hear anything about the gospel. We tried our best since we became born again to convert her but then as you know our story that my wife had had three caesarian operations before we met the Lord because the doctor said she can’t deliver normally. Then we became born again and we read Luke 1:37 that with God nothing shall be impossible. How many by the way believe that your own will be possible tonight? Let me hear your  Amen!” (Amen!)

So my wife became pregnant again and this time no doctor at all and the baby was born big without operation. My mother-in-law said, because of what God has done I surrender. Because of the signs and wonders that God will do in your lives tonight every member of your family shall come into the kingdom of God! (Amen!)

What are examples of signs? Isaiah 7:14 the Bible says God Himself will give you a sign, a virgin shall conceive. He said that will be a sign because it will be something that cannot possibly happen “a virgin should not conceive. A virgin should not have a baby without meeting with a man. So God said, I will give you a sign. A virgin shall conceive. In other words, the impossible shall be possible. My Father will give them a sign. (Amen!)

I’ve told you a story here before. We were still in the old auditorium and there was this lady who had been barren for years. The husband had gone everywhere. Finally they went to a professor who examined the woman thoroughly and discovered that she had no ovaries and called the husband aside. Why are you wasting your time? This woman has no ovaries “nothing to provide the eggs for you to fertilize. Go! Stop wasting your time! And the husband broke the news to the wife and the wife said well; in that case let us go home. Let me go and eat till I die since I can’t have a child. But the husband said that is the report of the doctor. Let’s go to the Redemption Camp. Let’s go and hear the report of the Lord. The report of the Lord for somebody here tonight is that God will give your enemies a sign. (Amen!)

So they came to the Convention. I those days we were few so I could lay hands on everybody. All I noticed was that when I laid hands on this woman she fell under the anointing. She was on the ground for about 45 minutes. I thought because it was night the woman was just trying to sleep. I didn’t know God was performing an operation. Everybody who needs an operation tonight God will perform it Himself! (Amen!) 9 months later the woman they said had no ovaries came rejoicing with her baby! There is a God who can make the impossible possible that God who caused a virgin to conceive will do your own tonight in Jesus Name! (Amen!)

What is a sign? In Judges 6:36-38 Gideon said to the Lord, please give me a sign. I’m going to put a piece of cloth outside. I want rain to fall on that little fleece alone and everywhere else will be dry. If you do that for me, I will know it’s a sign you are the one talking. So he put the fleece out. By the following morning everywhere was dry but the fleece was soaked in water. It is a sign.

Some years ago one chief in one town somewhere in Nigeria gave his life to Jesus Christ and he was a farmer and there was a great dry season that everything was dried out by the sun. Two times rain fell on his farm alone and didn’t touch anywhere else. His own farm alone! I don’t know who I’m talking to! One of the signs God will give to your enemies is showers of blessings allocated to you alone. (Amen!)

And then in the same Judges 6:39-40 Gideon said Lord, Thank You for the first sign but one is not enough. I’m going to put the fleece out again tonight. This time round, I want rain everywhere but I want the fleece alone to be dry and when he woke up the following morning it had rained everywhere but the fleece remained dry.

I have told you before there’s been an occasion when we’ve been having fellowship at University of Ibadan. We were not too many then but the sitting room couldn’t contain us so we moved to the back yard and as we were about to begin the Bible study rain began. But it rained everywhere on the Campus and left the house where we were holding the Bible study.

That is a long time ago but another one happened last year. I went to Abuja for Abuja Holy Ghost Service and then I went to the Ecumenical Centre that was being prepared and there was a white man who was in charge. As soon as he saw me he said, Sir, I was told that you are connected with the man on top. I thought he was talking about the President. I said, You mean the President? He said, no. He said, the man on top. Then I knew he was talking about God. I said Oh yes, oh yes! By special grace, he said I want to finish this building before Sunday, help me talk to Him that there be no rain during the day so that I can finish the work. I said that is alright. Don’t worry there will be no rain during the day. That was Thursday. After I said that I remembered tomorrow night is the Holy Ghost Night. I have said no rain during the day. Friday came and the cloud covered the whole city and it rained everywhere except the stadium!

There is somebody here tonight it is not one sign that you are going to get, you will get two. (Amen!) If I were you I will say Amen!” loud and clear! (Amen!)

In 2 King 3:11-17 some kings came to Elisha. They said Sir, we are in trouble. We have a big army but we have no water for them to drink. Please how do we get water? And he said, God will give you a sign. He said there will be no wind, there will be no rain but if you would dig there will be plenty of water filling every hole that you dig. No wind. No rain but plenty of water. That is an evidence of a sign.

When we got this camp ground our first convention, we were struggling every day and night trying to build little accommodation where we could stay but every time we dig a well we dig it today. By tomorrow it would have collapsed because the soil is clay. And it was a week to the Convention. What are we going to do for water? And God gave us a sign that He is the one who sent us here.

Exactly eight days to the Convention one rich man was driving past. He saw the activities that were going on here and branched and said, what are your people doing? Oh we are preparing for our Convention. You want to hold a Convention in this jungle? Oh yes, where we are no longer big enough for us. He said, what is your greatest need? Ah our greatest need is water. As we were digging the well they were collapsing. He said what you need is a borehole. I said we know. The problem is where is the money to build borehole? And then we have only one week to go. He said, I will give you a bore hole. He said it in the morning. By the evening, engineers have moved on site. They started drilling on Friday. The Convention was going to start on Sunday. By Friday they have already got water. And even as they are digging he made sure we were already building a tank where we are going to put the water. Saturday night in the moon light we put all the tanks on top and water was beginning to pump. There is somebody here today, it looks as if you are about to be put to shame. My Father will give you a sign. (Amen!)

O Thank You Father!, the Almighty Father is already healing a lot of people.

He said there is someone here for example, who has been vomiting constantly. So now you are reduced to a skeleton. He said the vomiting has stopped. It is not going to return!

He said there is someone here, after your last childbirth you have been bleeding non-stop. The bleeding had stopped. You can go and check. (Amen!)

O Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here; He said I should tell you, He said I assure you no more storms! (Amen!)

The Lord says there is someone here tonight,, He said I will flush out every alien from your system (Amen!)

The Lord said there is a man here tonight; He said your potency has been captured by the enemy. He said but now it has been released. (Amen!)

The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said when the battle is over you will still be standing. (Amen!)

Okay now I’m trying to give you examples of the signs. In Numbers 17:1-11 people were arguing with Moses: what is wrong with you Moses? You want to turn the entire nation into family business “you are the prophet, eh. Aaron is the priest; Miriam is the choir mistress. Everybody in your family alone! And God said, Moses hold on! Hold on! I will deal with them. Everyone who is speaking against the prosperity of your family God will show them a sign. (Amen!) So God said tell them all those who believe that they should be representatives of God let them get their rods ready and let Aaron get his own ready. Let’s put all the rods together in the hands of God overnight. By tomorrow morning any rod that is already bearing buds, flowers dry rod that suddenly begins to produce leaves and flowers overnight! Whoever owns that rod he’s the one I have chosen. By the following morning it was Aaron’s rod that budded. That kept everybody quiet.

When I became General Overseer there were a lot of people who said no, we maneuvered the old man because the old man was illiterate and this man has PhD so they maneuvered him till he gave them the position. God didn’t choose him; he chose himself! And God decided to give them a sign. Every time and every month in those days we used to have what we call seminar. Every time we hold a seminar, on the very first day of the seminar a baby boy will be born. Every time! Until somebody said this is a sign from God.

It doesn’t matter who they are; it doesn’t matter how many they are. Because of the signs God will show in your life tonight they will finally agree that God is on your side. (Amen!)

And then let me give you one other example in 1 Corinthian 14:22

Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here tonight; it appears as if problems have swallowed you. He said the problems will vomit you. (Amen!)

1 Corinthians 14:22 the Bible says tongues are for signs. In other words the ability to speak a language you didn’t learn is a sign, when you suddenly begin to speak a language that you never learnt, it will be a sign to everybody that this has to be God.

Years ago, at our maternity centre in Ebute-Metta, one night, far into the night, they brought a woman for delivery. The midwife then couldn’t speak in English. The woman couldn’t speak Yoruba so there was a problem. There was nobody else “Just the woman and the midwife. The midwife wanted to ask have you gone to the toilet. This and that, She was saying it in Yoruba. The woman couldn’t understand and there was nobody else around. And the midwife lifted her eyes to the Almighty God. What am I going to do now? And suddenly she began to speak in fluent English. Until the woman delivered and everything was done neatly and then she couldn’t speak English again!

I give you another example. I’m talking of a God of signs and wonders. I’m saying this so that you will know that you are in for something special tonight. (Amen!) There was a young man who was a preacher “complete illiterate. He could speak Yoruba very well and w God was performing miracles through him. So they invited him to a college to come and preach and he made up his mind that he will go. He said, when I get there I will tell them I can’t speak English so they have to get an interpreter. As he got up to preach, trying to say I can’t speak English, English began to flow! He himself didn’t understand what he was saying. He just saw that he was preaching for one hour and after one hour he saw people rushing forward to receive salvation. He was giving an altar call in English but he didn’t understand what he was saying. After he prayed for these people in English and turned to go, he couldn’t speak English again! Something is coming your way today that will be a sign to everybody around you. (Amen!)

Let me give you one more sign, one more example of a sign, in 1 king 18:21-39 you know the story very well. Elijah said; let’s find out who is the real God. Give me a bullock; give the prophets of Baal a bullock. Let them prepare their own altar. I will prepare my own. The God who answers by fire should be the God that we should all follow. Everybody said that will be a beautiful sign. Oh! If it happens if it is your God that answers by fire, we will believe that He is the living God! And you know the rest of the story: the prophets of Baal called on their god. He didn’t answer them because he couldn’t answer. He has eyes, he couldn’t see mouth, he couldn’t speak but within 2 minutes of Elijah calling on God; within 2 minutes of him calling on my Daddy, fire fell from heaven and the whole nation fell on its face and said “Jehovah, He is the Lord!” God will answer somebody by fire here tonight! (Amen!)

Now what are wonders? When we talk about wonders somebody described a wonder as something that causes you to wonder. In other words, something you see that you open your mouth and you can’t close it.

In Mark 2:1-12 when they brought a man through the roof and laid him at the feet of Jesus, a man who had been paralyzed from the neck down, Jesus just said “Get up, take your bed and go.” and he got up and the people said “What is this? We’ve never seen it like this before!” Something is going to happen to somebody here tonight that when friends, relatives, enemies hear about it they will open their mouths. (Amen!)

I have told you, some of you know the testimony, after that baby they said cannot be born naturally was born and he has born on a Friday night and I had a preaching appointment with doctors from Luth the following Saturday as soon as I got there because I was still, in fact I couldn’t sleep that Friday night because I was so full of joy, so before I began preaching I gave them the testimony: my wife had had three caesarian operations. They said she cannot deliver naturally but last night God did it! All of them, they couldn’t close their mouth! A miracle that will cause people to open their mouths is happening to somebody here tonight! (Amen!) Finally they recovered. One of them said, well, you are a scientist; you know that nothing is proved scientifically unless it can be repeated. Any experiment is not considered scientifically okay except it is something that can be repeated. So 4 years later my wife got pregnant again and gave birth to a baby boy that was bigger than the former one. If they don’t believe the first sign, God will give them a second one. (Amen!)

A wonder is something that causes people to open their mouths and say we have never seen it like this before. I believe that God will do something new in the life of somebody today! (Amen!)

Thank You Lord! The Lord says there is someone here, the noise in your head is like rumbling of a lorry. He said the rumblings are gone. (Amen!)

Thank You Father! The Lord said there is somebody here tonight who has a covenant with death. Daddy said to tell you every covenant with death is cancelled tonight. (Amen!)

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, this month of April you will have three testimonies. (Amen!)

Let me give you some examples of wonders. Acts 3:1-14 when the man who was born lame began to walk, jump and to praise God the Bible says the people were filled with amazement. They opened their mouths wide and said, what is this? I’ve told you a story of a woman who bought her daughter for us to pray. She said the daughter has never spoken since she was born and normally when they bring somebody to a pastor to pray, you pray in the name of Jesus and they go and leave the rest to Jesus Christ to sort out. So you can understand that when I laid my hand on this child’s head and said, in the name of Jesus! And she said, “Amen!”, I nearly jumped out of the window! I did not expect her to speak! I haven’t even finished praying! All I said is in the Name of Jesus! And she said “amen!” Well, I don’t know what is your problem, but I’m going to call the name of Jesus. I hope you will say, Amen! Oh yes there shall be testimony tonight in Jesus Name! (Amen!)

Another example of a wonder is in Joshua 10:12-14

Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here tonight,, He said your ears will hear good tidings. (Amen!) Amen!

And I’m saying Amen too because the Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said you will have your own share of my abundance. (Amen!)

So in Joshua 10. Oh, somebody has said to me before, he said, why don’t you finish preaching and then prophesy? I’m not the controller of the Holy Spirit! It’s the Holy Spirit who controls me and whatever He wants that is what I will do. Is that alright by you? (Yes!) If He asks me to stop preaching and He wants to prophesy, and if He says no prophecy, just teach, I will teach. The Bible says where the Spirit of God is there is liberty. We will let the Holy Spirit do His own thing!

So in Joshua 10:12-14 Joshua said to the sun, sun stand where you are! And it remained like that for almost the whole day! It is a wonder that had never happened before and that never happened after that. The Bible says there were never a day like that before neither was there a day like that after that. God is going to give a miracle to somebody that had nobody had ever received before. (Amen!)

I will share this testimony with you. You don’t have to believe me it doesn’t matter. It’s true all the same. Last month as I was getting ready for the Holy Ghost Service one night I went far into the bush to pray because there were so many people in the camp ground and some of them, “Oh how are you Daddy! Hello Daddy!” You see an old man walking about at 3.00 am and you are greeting him! So I went to somewhere there is no light and I took my torchlight with me. It’s a new type of torchlight “very bright. But the one thing I didn’t know about this new torchlight is that ordinary torch light, when the battery is getting weak the light will become dim but this one it was bright till the last moment and all of a sudden everything just went out and I was far away from where there is light. I couldn’t see anywhere at all, everywhere was pitch black.

So I said, All right. I will stay here and pray. I will wait here till tomorrow morning because I couldn’t see any where. So I began to pray and praise God and suddenly the moon rose bright as day! I looked up “there’s no moon at this time! So well I enjoyed myself for another 15 minutes. After I said Thank You Lord!. Then I began to come home and I got to where there was light. I looked up again and there was no moon!. Whatever God has to do to cause you to say my God, You are a God of signs and wonders, He will do it for you tonight. (Amen!)

The funny part of it is was the following day. I changed my battery now and went to the same place. when I got there I switched off the torch light expecting the moon. It didn’t come!

Exodus 14:21-28 shows you another wonder. Moses lifted up his hand towards the Red Sea and the Red Sea parted. The children of Israel moved on dry ground. Their enemies followed. He stretched out his hand again and the water came together and drowned the enemies. Several years ago just when I became the General Overseer, I went to visit my village and there is a road linking Ife to my village. Just a few kilometers but the road had never been done. No it wasn’t made, it was just a foot path and so when we want to go to Ife we have to first of all go to Ilesha and then from Ilesha to Ife. Just as the Israelites journey. When I got home my people said, the only thing we need is that this road be constructed. Since I didn’t have the money to construct the road but I have a God of signs and wonders, I stood and I lifted my two hands towards that direction. Six months later the Federal Government began construction of the road. Today I am lifting my hands towards you all. All your Red Sea shall be parted tonight (Amen!)

What is a wonder? Genesis 21:16-7 is the story of Sarah that you know very well. Sarah herself said, who could have said that Sarah will give birth to a son?

Thank You Father! Alleluia! Amen! Those of you who were believing God for the fruit of the womb, I want you to come out, gently now, very gently. Don’t rush! Keep them.. give room there. Don’t let them come close. The choir, some of the choir members should come and minister in songs. I didn’t ask you to move back brethren way up there why are you moving back? the people who are coming are you trusting God for the fruit of the womb? (Yes!) Isn’t the Lord good? Well, O Lord! Thank You Jesus! . all right we will do what God asked us to do but we are waiting for the rest of the people to come.

Oh. so many O Lord God Almighty! Now listen to me very carefully. It is the Almighty God who brought you tonight and He wants to solve your problem. (Amen!) He wants me to assure you no to be sad. This is supposed to be a Special Holy Ghost Service for children and those who are believing God for the children normally will not want to come on a day like this because some of them will say, Eh Look at everybody bringing their children. Where is my own? The Lord asked me to tell you at least somebody here among you …(Amen!) By this time next year, your own children will also come. (Amen!)

I’m waiting for the others to come because they are still coming, only those who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb. Now I didn’t know what I told you at the beginning, I didn’t know all the details of what God wants to do tonight but when I was in my prayer room the Lord spoke to me and said, Son when you are going to the Holy Ghost Service tonight take your rod with you. (Amen!)

Now I know why. He said I’m to do 2 things. Number one; He said I am going to walk before you with my rod (Amen!) I’m not going to touch you so wherever you are don’t worry. I just walk before you and come back. Then when I get back I will do the second thing that He asked me to so. As the Lord lives many of you here today, you will carry your children when you are coming back! (Amen!)

Let’s have some worship songs. You are bigger than what people say, Jehovah, You are bigger than what people say..

Those of you, who are in front, thank You Jesus! I want you to decide now what kind of baby you want first. Girl? Boy? Girl? 2 Boys? 2 girls? Alleluia! Amen! Now listen to me now! Second thing He asked me to do is that I will wave this rod in your direction and as I do just keep on praising God. The Almighty God is going to surprise somebody. (Amen!)..Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Thank You Almighty God! Glory be to God! Glory be to God! Glory be to God! Alleluia! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)

Father, we thank You because You know all our needs. Glory be to Your Holy Name! Lord (Amen!) Only You could have known that there are so many people like this here tonight, believing you for signs and wonders. Answer them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Next year O Lord, anytime we have a special programme for children, let their own be among. Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Let’s have some singing, some dancing song. You can dance back to your seat now. I believe it’s already done!…. you are worthy to be praised, Amen. Bless the Lord, O my soul.. He has done great things.. All right let somebody shout a really big Alleluia!

Alleluia! Well I was trying to give the example of Sarah as a wonder that someone is already completely past childbearing suddenly became the mother of a child and it reminds me of a testimony that we heard last Friday at the Holy Ghost Service in London.

By the way the Holy Ghost Service in London has become something else. In fact this last one we didn’t know how to pray “do we say God don’t stop bringing the people or how do we say it because there wasn’t enough space for them. The wife of the Archbishop of Canterbury was there. In any case it was testimony time and out of all the testimonies there is one that is appropriate at this moment. A woman said something had happened to her before that they had cut away her right tube and right ovary and then when she became pregnant now, the only pregnancy they said was ectopic. It was in the only tube that was left instead of being in the womb. So they said they have to operate so she said that is okay, fortunately there is Holy Ghost Service coming on Friday. The operation is on Tuesday. I’ll go to the Holy Ghost Service first. She came and as the service was going on God said. (you see don’t take what God said lightly) God said that He’s working on bellies putting things right there. She said Thank You Lord!. On Tuesday she went to hospital. They said they want to do the final test before the operation and they said well, woman your right tube and your right ovary are in perfect condition. (Amen!) Oh, she said, I have no right tube. I have no right ovary! It was cut off years ago! Well we don’t know about that. All we know is that there is a perfect right tube  “there is a perfect right ovary. Now let us look at he left one which had a problem and they discovered that the baby had moved from the tube into the womb! (Amen!)

I have good news for somebody here tonight. Everything the devil has stolen from you shall be fully restored! (Amen!)

Okay so because of time let’s quickly go to the end of the sermon. We have to jump a little bruit. You are born for signs and wonders “physically you are born for signs and wonders. Exodus 15:26 says…

Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here tonight,, He said my power in you that has been lying dormant shall be reactivated. (Amen!)

Exodus 15:26 says if you will hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, you will not even know sickness again. The plan of God for you is that you will live the rest of your life completely free of sickness and disease! (Amen!) Psalm 91:7-8 it says it’s only with your eyes that you will behold as thousands are falling by your right hand, ten thousand by your left. You will only see! That is the plan of God for your life! So that you will be a sign and a wonder!

Some time ago, some years ago, the doctors were on strike and someone asked me, he said, how about this doctor’s strike? I said I didn’t even know the doctors are on strike. Oh he said. I have forgotten your own doctor is Jesus! Your own doctor too will be Jesus from now on! (Amen!) You are for signs and wonders. Your children are to be head not tail in their class! In Daniel 1:17-20 the Bible says Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego wee ten times better than all the other wise men! I prophecy to all the children that are here tonight you will never fail another exam (Amen!)

And then, you are supposed to be for signs and wonders spiritually. In 2 Kings 22:9-15 Elisha called Elijah, my father. He called the man who called down fire from heaven my father’! You must be very careful whom you call your father in the Lord because it is whatever God gives to your father that is going to multiply to you.

Elijah was for signs and wonders. Elisha who called him father also became for signs and wonders.

Last May during the ministers conference the Lord asked me to do something among our pastors. He told me to wear three agbadas. I did. I always do whatever He asks me to do whether you think I’m crazy or not. It doesn’t matter; I know who is talking to me. After I wore it he said I should lay it on tables before the pastors and ask those of them who want part of my anointing to come and touch the garment. They came. I’m sure some of them came because everybody was going forward. Some of them came because they thought what kind of business is this one again? But some came by faith.

When I finished with the pastors here, I said, Lord, please I have other pastors abroad can I carry this garment to them? He said, Why not!” So I carried the garment to those ones and I had a testimony during this last visit to London. As soon as I lay the garment before them, one of the pastors said … Oh Thank You Lord! This is what I have been waiting for! So when they went forward to touch the garment like the woman with the issue of blood, as soon as he touched the garment he knew he has got it. And then, the next opportunity he had, he said bring all the sick people! I’ve touched the garment of my Daddy! Bring all the sick people. The first fellow they brought was dumb and he wanted to tell them I didn’t ask you to .. Not this difficult case,. I mean .. But it was too late for him to turn back. As he laid hand on that dumb fellow immediately the fellow began to speak (Amen!)

As for my children, me and my children, beginning from today we are for signs and wonders. If you receive that let me hear you shay (Amen)

There is a God who is a God of signs and wonders. His name is Wonderful, which means full of wonders. He does wonders, signs and wonders in heaven and on the earth. And once you are connected to the right father, right Father, the God of your father will become your Gods. Elisha said where the Lord God of Elijah and the Almighty God said, as I was with Elijah boy so will I be with you. From tonight onwards when you want signs you will get signs. (Amen!) When you want wonders you will get wonders! (Amen!)

But what is required for you? Number one in 1 Kings 19: 19-21 saw Elisha demonstrating complete surrender to God. He surrendered completely to the God of his spiritual father. Number two, Exodus 20:12 it said you are to honour your father, your mother so that your days might be long. Every child here tonight, if you are to be for signs and wonders, you must learn to honour your parents and even spiritual children, you must learn to honour your spiritual parents. In 2 Kings 2:1-12 Elisha demonstrated that he was loyal to his father to the end. Children, surrender completely to the God of your father. The only living God. Honour your parents and be loyal to them forever.

Parents, Proverbs 22:6 in the Bible says if you train up a child in the way he should go he will not be able to depart from it when he grows up. Train your children on the fear of the Lord. Don’t leave them to themselves no matter how big they may become they are your children. You brought them into the world. You have authority over them to train them in the way of the Lord. Parents, Genesis 22:15-18 the reason the Almighty God turned Isaac to a super wonder was because the father Abraham was willing to give his best to God. Parents train your children in the way of the Lord and addict yourself to sacrificial giving then you and your children will be for signs and wonders.

And all of us together Proverbs 31:1-5 in summary says what others can do, you cannot do them. Others can drink wine. You cannot. Others can fight. You cannot. Others can lie. You cannot. Others can fornicate. You cannot because you are for signs and for wonders. You are special. You are different from others. As far as you are concerned God will not take anything lightly with you. He will treat you special.

Let me close by reminding you of this testimony. Some of you know it. Years ago we were trying to build a camp in Epe and we wanted to dig 2 pit latrines. One for men, One for women and a surveyor took the contract. It was to be 6 ft long and 6 ft deep, 4 ft wide. We agreed on the price. We got to where he was to dig. Instead of measuring in feet, because we were using feet then, he measured in a meter which was at least 3 times larger than we had in mind. The spirit of God said to me, Son, correct him! I said to the Lord, if he is a surveyor and he doesn’t know the difference between feet and meters let him suffer. He went to measure another one. The same mistake! The Lord said to me, Son, correct him. I said no, if he goes to the University and he doesn’t know the difference between feet and meters let him pay! God kept quiet and then we turned to go and he has some hefty handymen ready to do the digging. They’ve been digging for long time so their hand is like iron and I saw one of them. I greeted him. I said hello. He said magido so I stretched forth my hand to shake hands with him. When he grabbed my hand he began to squeeze it, was as if iron was crushing my bone. “Ah, aha God! What is this?” And God said I asked you to correct him. I’m sorry Lord, I will correct him and the man released my hand. So I corrected the man but by now my hand was burning like fire. Ah! As I was going back to my car I said to the Lord, the punishment is too much for the offense. You know what He said to me? He said, “You are special too me I will not tolerate any nonsense from you.” How many of you are for signs and wonders? God will not tolerate any nonsense from you. (Amen!)

Those of you who are here who are not even born again; you better came and surrender you life to Jesus because there are two categories of signs and wonders. Nebuchadnezzar when he became an animal, he was a sign. He was a wonder! If you are against God He can turn you to a sign and a wonder to others. Come and surrender your life to Jesus tonight! God is here; ready to perform signs and wonders in your life. So if you want to give your life to Jesus come now! I will count from 1 to 10. By then if you are not here I will know you don’t want to come.

1. 2.3. 4. One of the wonders of God is that if you surrender your life to Him, He will forgive every sin you have ever committed. It would be as if you have never sinned before! 5… Remember the Word of God says he who conceals his sin will not prosper but whosever will confess and forsake them will obtain mercy! 6. The gates of mercy are still open! You can still come to Him now! He’s willing to save your soul. He’s willing to forgive all your sins. He’s willing to give you a new beginning! 7. It is the Lord that is calling you! It is a day of decision. Come to Him now, come to Him now! He can turn you to a good sign and a good wonder. He can change your life completely “that your neighbor will see you and say, oh, oh that is the fellow we used to know. He was a terrible fellow but now he’s a true child of God! Come to Him! 7. 8. So if you know you are coming better hurry up now!

Thank You Jesus! I know some of you are coming from a long distance but then you have to hurry up a little. 9. And those of you who are in the front begin to talk to Jesus Christ and ask Him to save your soul. Ask Him to forgive. Promise Him you will serve Him from now. Ask Him to be your Savior and your Lord. Ask Him to forgive all your sins and the rest of us, let’s stretch our hands to these our brethren and pray for them, that the One who saved our souls, will save their own souls also.

And those of you who are still in the way hurry up now. Make sure you get here before I finish praying. Those of you in front begin to talk to Jesus now. Open your mouth now. Let’s talk to Jesus. Ask Him to save your soul: God have mercy on me! Save my soul! Forgive me! O Lord! Save my souls! I will serve you for the rest of my life! Be my Savior! Be my Lord! Talk to the Lord! Open your mouth! Ask Him for mercy! Ask Him for salvation of your soul. Ask Him to forgive all your sins! Call on Him now! Those of you who are still on the way, hurry up, hurry up because I’m about to pray! I want to pray for your salvation. So hurry up now. And brethren let’s pray for them another 30 seconds that God would save their souls, that God will be merciful to all of them, that He will give them genuine salvation, genuine salvation so that they become true children of the living God. Thank You Father! Those of you still coming make sure you get here before I finish praying because I must pray now. In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father Almighty, I want to thank You very much for Your children who have come forward this evening. You were the one who said whosoever comes to You, you will in no wise cast out. They’ve come now. Receive them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Forgive them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) have mercy on them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Cleanse them in Your blood in Jesus Name! (Amen!) As You are saving their souls today write their names in the Book of Life in Jesus Name! (Amen!) The wonder of salvation give to them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) And from now on whenever they call on You, answer them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen!

Now I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward tonight because from now by the special grace of God every day, I will be praying for you and very soon you will begin to feel the impact of my prayers. So I need your names, your address and your prayer requests. So if you will follow this brother to my left which is to your right, he will lead you to where some pastors are waiting for you. They will collect this information from you and bring you back quietly so let’s begin to go now. So let’s give the Lord a big round of applause for these people. If you want to clap, clap like children of God!

How many of you want to be for signs and wonders? How many of you now will begin to live right and do the will of God? You know God won’t tolerate any nonsense from you; this is the price you have to pray if you want to be for signs and wonders. So let’s stand on our feet now. Somebody is going to be for signs and wonders! The first way we know is the way they praise God. They praise God differently, so let me hear you shout Alleluia!

Good! Now as we are about to enter into the section of prayer those of you who have testimony to give can begin to find your way to the back of the altar where some pastors will listen to your testimonies. If you have any testimony from the past Holy Ghost Service begins to find your way to the back of the altar now. The rest of us, let’s lift our voice to the Almighty and say, Father, as for me and my house, make us signs and wonders to the world  “me and my house!!

What that little lady was saying many of us cannot even memorize half of it but she is for signs and wonders. (Amen!) You and your children, give the Lord a big round of applause! Alleluia! Amen!

At a time like this the anointing oil is the symbol of the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 1:13 says you can be sealed with the Holy Spirit and Revelation 7:2-3 made it clear to us that those who are sealed by God will not be destroyed by the angel of God when he’s going about destroying people. I am believing God that by the anointing of God on our children, sickness will see them and leave them alone. (Amen!) Death will see them and leave them alone. You can’t even say Amen!’ for yourself! Demons will see them and leave them alone. (Amen!) What we are going to do now is that the ministers of God will line up all over the place and then you will be bringing your children and they will anoint your children.

Now as is our custom that we train our children in the way of the l, we want to teach these children not to come to the presence of God empty-handed so the ushers will quickly up the baskets near you and when you are bringing the children forward, you put something in their hand which they will drop with their own hand as a sign to the Almighty God, saying God you preserved me, I will serve You and God will preserve all our children in Jesus Name! (Amen!) He said, some people are sleeping, we should wake them. If they are sleeping leave them alone. Let them sleep. Let them enjoy their sleep. They came to sleep, let them enjoy their sleep. Those who came for business are the people we want to attend to. Now, so ushers, are you ready?

The night is far-spent and so I will just read the testimonies to you so we won’t be able to take them one by one tonight. I will read them to you at the appropriate time and in the meantime let’s settle down and do our thanksgiving to the Almighty God. Next month by the special grace of God it will be a special service for singles and the widows. (Amen!) And the theme is let God Arise (Amen!) Let God Arise. It’s one Holy Ghost Service you don’t want to miss at all. The Almighty God is going to arise and scatter all your enemies in Jesus Name! (Amen!) It will be a special time for the singles and widows. God is going to arise for some one.

The Ushers should please get ready to attend to the people so that they can give their thanksgiving offering. The band that had been singing had done an extremely wonderful job and the Almighty God will reward them in return. We will remain seated until the ushers have come to collect our offering and after that one, as soon as they collect your offering you can get up and dance. After we’ve collected it all I will share the testimony that had been written down. Then we will pray and then we will be on our way. Over to you…I have seen the Lord’s goodness. There is none like you…

Now if the ushers have not yet reached you, you are the only one to shout Alleluia! ..

By the grace of God they will be given priority next month to share but I can read them to you.

There is the case of brother and sister Akinyosoye. After 12 years of waiting God gave then a set of twins (Amen!) and then there is the case of brother Ehieyegar, he too after he had been waiting for 10 years God gave him a set of twins. (Amen!) That testimony will be many like that next year. (Amen!)

And then some of you will remember that last month God said we should pray specially for those who are HIV +. The results are already coming in. There is a brother Oladimejio Akinsanmi who is now HIV positive “(Amen!)

And then there is sister Olubukola Adeshola, the husband had already given her a divorce letter but after the Holy Ghost Service that letter was withdrawn. (Amen!)

And then there is brother Aluko Sayo and he had an enlarged heart and the doctor said they will operate on him but that is not 100% safe. At the Holy Ghost Service of October God healed him completely!

Then there is Sister Ife Olumo Ishan who has had asthma for 13 years and she as healed completely in February Holy Ghost Service.

And then there is Sister Olabisi Sunmola she was kidnapped in March in Ikorodu. She escaped and found herself in Warri.

All these are just some of the testimonies that we have for tonight but more important than that is that your own testimony will be added to them next month! (Amen!)

So let us rise and pray. Ok Father, I just want to bless Your Holy Name! Thank You for a night of signs and wonders.

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

LET GOD ARISE!

5th of May, 2006

Well, let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Thank You Lord!! Glory be to God! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord!  According to the Word of God it is possible to overflow with joy! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! In Psalm 152:7-9 the Bible tells us that if we come into the house of God and we worship Him, He will do something that will cause His saints to shout for joy! Alleluia! Amen! I know you are ready for Him tonight and He is ready for you too so let’s just go ahead and praise Him! Let’s magnify His Holy Name!  Let’s bless His Holy Name! Let’s praise the King of Kings!! Let’s praise the Lord of Lords!! Let’s praise the I AM that I AM!!

Let’s praise the Ancient of Days!! Let’s magnify the Holy One of Israel! Lift Him up! Adore Him! Worship Him! Bless Him! Praise Him! Give Him all glory! He’s worthy to be magnified! There is no one like Him! He is the King of Kings!! He is the Lord of Lords!! H’s the I AM that I AM!! Heâ™s the Ancient of Days!! He’s the Alpha and Omega! He’s the beginning and the ending! Oh yes, praise Him! His name is Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace! Praise Him! He’s worthy to be praised! He’s worthy to be adored!  Magnify His Holy Name! Praise Him! Praise Him from the bottom of your heart! Glory be to God! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’s mighty Name we worship! (Amen!)

Now you are going to spend some time praying for yourself. So lift your voice to the Almighty God and say, Father..“ I mean loud and clear! “ Father, let this be the night I have been waiting for, when the tide will turn for good! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty!! Father, Father, let this be the night I have been waiting for “ when the tide will turn for good for me! Oh yes Lord! Let this be the night! Let this be the night! Let this be the night I have been waiting for! Let this be the night! Let it be the night when the tide will turn for good for me. Alleluia! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)Then lift your voice to Him and say, Father, tonight show my enemies that you are the Lord of Hosts! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God! I just want you to show them that You are the Lord of Hosts! Show them that You have never lost a battle! Show them Lord! Show them!  In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now lift your voice to Him and say, Father, every road block to my success, scatter them! Talk to the Almighty God! Every road block to  my success; every road block to my progress, every road block to my joy, every road block to my  fulfilment, Lord God Almighty! scatter them! Scatter them Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Brethren, the Bible says that one day the disciples were in a boat and the Lord Jesus Christ was asleep and a storm arose ad water began to fill the boat and it was as if they were going to sink but then they woke up Jesus and He arose. And He rebuked the wind and the storm ceased! Cry to Him tonight “Father, arise and still every storm in my life! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty!! Arise O Lord! and still every storm in my life“ material storm! Marital storm! Financial storm! Spiritual storm! Still every storm! Still every storm! Still every storm! Still every storm! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

And now you lift your voice to Him and say, Father! Before the end of this month, give me something to sing about! Let’s talk to the Almighty! Give me something to sing about! Give me something to sing about before the end of the month O Lord God Almighty!! Give me something to sing about! Put a new song in my mouth! Something new, something wonderful! Something glorious, something powerful, something miraculous! Something that will cause me to sing for joy! For the rest of my life give me something to sing about! Give me something to sing about! Give me something to sing about! Almighty God Give me something to sing about! Give me something to sing about! Glory be to Your Name! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! Do something new, something new, something wonderful, something glorious, something to sing about! Something to dance about! Something to rejoice about! Lord God Almighty! give me! Yes Lord! Before the end of this month! Do something new, something special, something glorious, something miraculous! Glory be to God! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Maybe you have a special request tonight. Why don’t you present it to the Almighty God? Tell Him what you want. Discuss it with Him. If there is something special you want, ask God tonight..

 Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!

 Now let’s go on our knees before the Almighty God, the Lord of Hosts Himself, the miracle-working God! Let’s sing unto Him

…. “ What a mighty God we serve, what a mighty God we serve, heaven and earth adore Him…”

Thank You Father! Eternal Rock of Ages, we want to bless Your Holy Name!. King of Kings! Lord of Lords! the I AM that I AM! the Ancient of Days! Rock of Ages! Lion of the tribe of Judah! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Accept our worship in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Tonight visit Your people! Arise O Lord! Scatter all our enemies the enemies of our bodies, enemies of our souls, enemies of our spirit, enemies of our marriage, enemies of our homes, enemies of Your church, enemies of our nations! Scatter them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Scatter them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Scatter them in Jesus Name! (Amen!)Every doubt, every unbelief, everything that will hinder the move of God in our lives, every evil habit, every tendency to sin, scatter them in Jesus Name! (Amen!). Tonight let there be salvation. (Amen!) Let there be healing! (Amen!) Let there be deliverance! (Amen!) Let there be victory! (Amen!) Let there be blessing! (Amen!) Let there be breakthroughs! (Amen!) Let there be signs! (Amen!) Let there be wonders! (Amen!) Let there be victory! (Amen!) Let there be joy! (Amen!) And take all the glory for it Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

If God is going to arise for you, shout a bigger Alleluia!! Shake hands with one or two people and say, Good evening. God will surprise you tonight! Good evening. God will surprise you tonight!

And then you may be seated.

It’s going to be a glorious night in Jesus Name! (Amen!)

I remember several years ago when we were still in the old auditorium by the expressway, and we had been using a generator that is 36 KVA. Suddenly God provided one that is 500 KVA. We were excited but that first night because of the power of the new generator, it almost spoilt the entire service.

Tonight the choir got a new organ and they didn’t know the power of the organ and it swallowed up their song! But let’s thank God for a new organ! Glory be to God!

We are honoured tonight to have with us some very important guests and a world-renowned evangelist, Right Reverend Francis Wale Oke is with us.  Somebody asked me why are you not a Bishop?

Tell the person next to you, this must be Pastor Adeboye’s night. It’s my night.

Oh before then I almost forgot, all of you who are born in May stand up! Let me pray for you. I almost forgot all the children of May. Let’s pray for you. My Father! My God! I want to thank You for all the children born in the month of May – In the fifth month of the year, in the month of grace. I ask that for every one of them there will be abundant grace in Jesus Name! (Amen!)“ the grace to succeed, the grace to overcome; the grace to outshine, the grace to be outstanding release to them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) As they are beginning a new milestone in their lives give them new joy (Amen!) new anointing (Amen!) new support (Amen!) new testimonies (Amen!) and let them serve You like never before! (Amen!) In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)  Amen! So children of May let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Praise the Lord! Of course when I said that Bishop Francis was here, he doesn’t travel alone. He’s here with his wife “ one of the greatest women of God in Nigeria today! And I’m sure he came with a big entourage “ you know Bishops don’t move alone! Glory be to God!

Oh! I’m sure you are wondering – why is he so excited tonight. It’s because I know God wants to do something new. He’s going to do something new in your life. (Amen!)

Psalm 68:1-5 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him. 2As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God. 3But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.

Verse 4 says Oh Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name Jah, and rejoice before him. Verse 5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. After tonight somebody will begin to rejoice. (Amen!) Many people who are considered singles, before the end of this year, they will attend your marriage. (Amen!)

Many widows that the people think they are going to spend their life in sorrow, because God is going to arise for you tonight the tide will turn for you. (Amen!) And your sorrow will become joy. (Amen!)

In this passage we have just read, three categories of persons were mentioned God, His enemies and the righteous – and according to this passage, each person mentioned here is to do something. God is to arise. His enemies are to scatter and the righteous are to rejoice. God is to arise. His enemies are to scatter and the righteous to rejoice.

You know each time I ask you to shout ˜Alleluia! it is for a purpose and the purpose is to make the devil uncomfortable. The purpose is to send away all forces of darkness because the only one who will be uncomfortable when we are praising God is either the devil or his supporters. So you are going to do something tonight. You are going to check the fellow on your right and one on your left anytime you shout ˜Alleluia!.

If they feel nervous you know you are sitting with the wrong fellow! So let’s shout now! You are going to check! Be sure who you are sitting with. So let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Thank You Lord! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! Thank You Lord! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! Amen! Thank You!

So God is to arise. His enemies are to scatter. The righteous are to rejoice. Why should the righteous rejoice? Because God’s enemies are the same enemies of the righteous. Whoever is your enemy, if you are a righteous one is the enemy of the Lord. According to Acts 9:1-5 when God knocked down Saul of Tarsus on the road to Damascus, He said, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? God is in the heaven. His children are here on earth so those who are persecuting His children are persecuting God. So whatever is making your life difficult “ sickness disease, pain, poverty, sorrow, demons, all kinds of enemies that are your enemies are God’s enemies and in the name that is above every other name, when God arises tonight all these enemies will scatter. (Amen!)

And when they are gone there is only one thing left to do and that is to rejoice. Now we said there are 3 categories of people here. So let us look at them one by one.  Who is God? Psalm 91:1 gave us a good summary of who God is. Psalm 91:1 It said, He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

So who is God?  The Most High, the One who is higher than all your enemies, higher that all your mountains. He’s also the Almighty to whom all power belongs. The Bible says, God has spoken once, twice have I heard that power belongs to God. That tells you one thing straight away “ your enemies can have tricks but they have no power because power belongs to God. I say power belongs to whom? This Almighty God! How come then when He arises His enemies begin to scatter? Because in Hebrews 12:29 it said, our God is a consuming fire! When the enemy are playing their tricks it is only because the consuming fire is yet to arise. But it’s going to arise for somebody here today. (Amen!)

In Psalm 24:7-10, because this God is the Lord, the Lord strong and mighty in battle, the Lord Hosts, whether in heaven or earth or under the earth, the Lord who can never be defeated. So all of  you who are fighting battles tonight, I have good news for you“ by the time the sun is rising you will be singing for victory! (Amen!)

And then, I can go on talking about God on and on but I’m sure you know Him. He’s your daddy and you know He’s the Lord. You know He’s the Controller of heaven and earth. You know when He speaks it is done You know when He says let there be light, there will be light.

You see that it is a dangerous thing to fall into the hand of the living God. So don’t let me spend too much time talking about Him. You know Him already. But then who and what are His enemies? And why should they be scattered when God arises? Believe it or not, one of the number one enemies of God is loneliness. God hates loneliness. If you want to know how much He hates loneliness all you need to do is to check the Scriptures and you will find out that He surrounds himself with millions and billions of Angels. In Revelation 5:11-14 thousands of thousands, ten thousand times ten thousand of angels who are constantly worshipping. God hates loneliness.

In fact I think  I’ve shared with you before one of the main reasons why He gave Jesus Christ. One of the reasons why He sent His only begotten Son, is because He wanted many more sons!

Romans 8:29 made it clear that He sent Jesus Christ that He might become the first born among many brethren. So if you feel lonely; if you have problem with loneliness there is good news for you because the Lord is going to arise and He’s going to do whatever is needed to deal with loneliness in your life in Jesus Name! (Amen!)

In Mathew 5:25-34.

Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! The Lord says there is someone here today; He said you are the major cause of sorrow for your mother. He said I should tell you, your mother will laugh soon! (Amen!)

Matthew 5:25-34 There was a woman with the issue of blood. You can be sure she was a lonely fellow because she was unclean as a result of her problem and I’m sure she was unmarried. If she was married she was barren because with the issue of blood there is no possibility of pregnancy. But the Lord arose for her and the issue of blood dried.

In Matthew 8:1-3 we have the story of a leper who because of the problem he had was a very lonely man. He was not even supposed to be in the society of people. He was banished from the town. Anytime he came to town he must ring a bell, crying, ˜unclean! Unclean! so that everybody will scatter. But the Lord arose for him. The leprosy vanished and it vanished in the presence of so many people he became a testimony. And I believe somebody is here today, you too will become a testimony. (Amen!)

And I’m sure it wasn’t long after that one he got married. I don’t know who God arranged this special Holy Ghost Service for but somebody who has been lonely, your days of loneliness are over tonight! (Amen!)

He will arise for you because He promised in Hebrews 13:5, He said, I will never leave you, I will never forsake you. In Isaiah 43:2 He said, even when you are passing through the fire I will be with you. In Psalm 121:5 the Bible says, He is your shade on your right hand. Many of you who are singles, you think you are alone but you are not!

If you have Jesus Christ by your side, then you can never be alone! Let me tell you this one. There are many people who think that marriage is everything. That is not true. Let me tell you the truth there are some people who are married who wish they were not. It is better to be single and happy than married and unhappy. If you agree with me say Amen! (Amen!

Let me tell you the story of the 3 fishes¦. You know, three fishes in a big ocean and they were being tormented by a mother shark and a baby shark. So one day the 3 fishes called a prayer meeting and said Lord, please come down, we need to talk. And so the Lord came and said, Why did you call me?

And the first fish said, These sharks are molesting us. I want you to help me by making sure that I have eyes all over my body. And the Lord said, what do you want eyes all over your body for? Oh, so that anytime, from whatever direction the sharks are coming from I will see them and I will be able to escape before they get me.

God said, Are you sure that is what you want? He said Yes. Then okay your request is granted. And immediately all the scales on the body of the fish became eyes. The second fish said, Lord, me, what I want is a pair of wings. Why? So that if the sharks are coming I fly out of the water  they can’t catch me in the air. The Lord said, okay, your request is granted. Then He turned to the third one. And what do you want? The third fish said, everywhere I go, I want You to go with me. That is all I want. Anywhere I go, just be with me! God said fine.

So the Lord left and very soon the sharks began to hunt. And the first one they saw was the fish with many eyes. Ah, what a beautiful fish! Eyes everywhere! So they began to pursue the fish. And this fish said, I have already seen you! He swam towards the beach because he had so many eyes he saw a pool of water a little pool of water on the and on the beach. So he made one big jump and landed on that pool of water. And from there he began to laugh at the sharks. Eh! Come and get me if you can! But then the sun rose.

The little pool of water dried and the fish with many eyes died. When the sharks saw that they missed the first fish, they turned around to look for others and they saw the fish with wings and they were pursuing that one and he flew out of the water! He said, I’ve got wings now! Come and get me in the air of you can! So he began to fly. But around the same time an eagle was flying overhead and he looked down and saw the fish that was flying and said, O God! I thank You. I have always loved to eat fish only I don’t know how to swim, now You have brought one to me in my domain!. So the second fish ended up in the belly of the eagle. Then the baby shark said to Mother shark, oh there is another fish here. It’s not afraid of us. He seems to be enjoying himself, let’s go and get him! The mother shark said to the baby shark: Can’t you see that wherever that fish is going there is a shadow of a man.

You go near that one, the shadow who you see will kill you! The Lord is your shadow on your right hand. Tell your neighbour, I am never alone!! I am never alone! The Lord, He is with me! Let me hear somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) And the number  2 enemy of God is sickness. God hates sickness. He hates disease. Why?

Because according to John 11: 25 Jesus Christ said, I am the resurrection and the life. Life and death are not friends. And sickness and disease are agents of death. That’s why in Matthew 8:16-17 the Bible says, in the evening when the sun was set, they brought the sick unto Him and He healed them. I am believing God for someone here today, whatever the sickness that is in your body, it will not be there when the sun rises tomorrow. (Amen!)

In John 5:2-9 the Bible says that there was a pool, the pool of Bethesda and there was a multitude of people there who were sick and they had been there for a long time. There was a particular man who had been there for 38 years! This man did not pray. This man did not go to church. This man was just lying down beside the pool waiting for an Angel to come and turn the waters. But Jesus sought  him out. In the midst of the multitude He picked him out. There is somebody here tonight, God will pick you out for healing. (Amen!)

I’ve always rejoiced when I remember the testimony of that brother. He was lame. He had a stroke and so he couldn’t walk and then they carried him to the Congress and because of the crowd, the people who were carrying him when they found it even difficult to walk on their own without carrying anybody they dropped him.

They dropped him somewhere on the ground and they went their way and when the programme was on, the man cried to God where he was, saying God, you can see me here, those who could have taken me to the top they’ve dropped me here, but I know You can help me here! And the power of God hit him. Nobody prayed for him but he jumped up and began to walk. There is a crowd here tonight, multitudes here tonight, but the Almighty God is going to arise for someone. (Amen!)

He’s going to pick you out of the crowd. (Amen!) and heal you completely. He will arise for you! Why? According to Exodus 15:26 He said I am the Lord that healeth thee. I am the great physician. He will arise for you by sending His Word to you because Psalm 107:20 said He sent His Word and He healed them. He will arise for you because according to the 1 Peter 2:24 even by His stripes you were healed.

He will arise for you and perform signs and wonders even in your life tonight! Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said because of the recent happening in your family you’ve become a bit anxious.

The Lord asked me to tell you, Relax, I’m in control! Relax, I’m in control! Ah! The Lord said there is someone here, there is hardly a year in your life when there is not a tragedy. He said, from tonight onwards there will be no more!. (Amen!)Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here tonight,, He said, there is someone here tonight, He said you will understand when I tell you. He said I should tell you, your case shall be reviewed. (Amen!)I like this one.. The Lord says there is someone here tonight,, He said I should tell you, I will deal with your problem from the root. (Amen!)

Some years ago one of our pastors in one remote village, the wife fell sick seriously sick. Even if they want to go to the hospital, there was no hospital around and they didn’t know what to do. The wife was dying but all of a sudden she got an inspiration hanging on her wall was a calendar of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and the wife said to the husband, oh bring that calendar, the picture of my Daddy is there! If I can touch that picture I know I will be healed.

The inspiration came from God. The faith rose in her. There is nothing in an ordinary picture that can heal but when  God desires to heal, He will use any method. The husband brought the calendar. As the wife touched the picture instantly the sickness disappeared. I don’t know who I am talking to tonight, even now as I am speaking to you, your sickness will disappear in Jesus Name! (Amen!)

It reminds me of the story of a girl in a town in Ondo. We went visiting and then they brought this lady young, beautiful lady. She said, Daddy, I have a problem. I can’t even tell my mother yet. What is the problem? The doctors have told me that I have cancer of the breast and they are going to cut off the breast. She said, I am not yet married, the one with two breasts is finding it difficult to get a husband. What am I going to do with one breast? So we cried to God as we have been doing tonight and God arose for her. We prayed a simple prayer. She left the room. Before she got into the car the lump had disappeared. She came back and said, Daddy, where did it go? I said, Where did it come from? Every agent of the devil in your body tonight, we return it to sender. (Amen!)

Another enemy of God is poverty because He has so much to give and God is very generous so whenever He sees poverty it is an insult to His generosity. In Genesis 17:1 our God is called Jehovah El Shaddai, the God who is more than enough and He’s very generous.  In Psalm 23:5  David said, thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over.

I think I’ve told you before that when I was studying that passage years ago, And I said Lord why the wastage? When  the cup was full why didn’t you stop? He said, I just want to show there is plenty more where that one is coming from! Those of you who are here tonight, who have been finding it difficult to make ends meet in the Name that is above every other name end comes to poverty in your life tonight! (Amen!)

 He hates poverty, so much that in 1 Kings 17:8-16  when He saw  a widow about to die of hunger, he arose for her. He sent a prophet to her. God is sending me to somebody here tonight, that you think that the end has come no, no, no your beginning is beginning! (Amen!) 

He will arise for you because He wants to! 3 John 2 it said, I wish above all things that you will prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers. Deuteronomy 8:18 said, He gives power to get wealth. Deuteronomy 28:1-2 and then 11-12 said if you will hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord, your God, to observe and to do all that He commands you, He says He will bless you so much you will tell God: this is too much!! He said you will be running and say, I don’t want anymore and the blessing will be pursuing and over-taking you! The Lord says if you will obey Him you will be lending to nations! That is how generous He is. That is why I’m decreeing tonight in the name that is above every other name, every one of you who are owing, God will pay off your debt. (Amen!) And you will never borrow again! (Amen!)

I’m sure you heard me sharing the testimony of the widow whose husband died and left her with about 17 or 19 mouths to feed and a load of debts at the biggest one with a bank in London? If you are owing in London you know you are owing! And she came to a programme like this and God spoke and said there is someone here who is going to have 3 financial breakthroughs.

God said the first one belongs to God completely; that the second one God will share with the fellow 50-50; but the third one will cancel all the financial problems of the fellow permanently! And the widow said, Amen!. Within a short time the first breakthrough came and she brought the money to me. I said, Sorry ma, God said there is someone here¦. He didn’t say you! I know all  your problems, God gave you this. Go and solve your problem. She looked at me and said, God promised 3 breakthroughs. You want to refuse the first one so I don’t get the remaining two? So I said, All right. I took it from her and kept it.

I didn’t touch it at all because I knew the problem of the girl and the second one came. She brought 50% . And then the third one came and  they wrote her from London that we have discovered that we made a mistake. Your husband is not owing us, we are the ones owing him. Made a mistake? In London? They made no mistake! It is God who changed the records! The Almighty God rearranged things.

I don’t know how He’s going to solve your problem but there is somebody here today, not only will God pay your debts before the end of this year you will build  a church for God! (Amen!)

If you are the one let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Another enemy of God is bondage. God doesn’t like bondage because He’s the Great Deliverer. John 8:¦. Thank You Lord!

The Lord says there is someone here tonight,  He said, your years of disappointment will soon be forgotten. (Amen!)John 8¦ The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said your adversaries are already confused. (Amen!) that their mistakes will now continue to multiply. (Amen!)

John 8:36, the Bible says whoever the Son shall set free, shall be free indeed. He hates bondage. And because God is the Great Deliverer, He’s the truth and the Bible says you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. One of the reasons He hates bondage is because bondage is of the devil. In Luke 13:10-16 Jesus arose for a woman that had been bound by Satan for 18 years. In one single moment Jesus set her free. Any one of you, in any form of bondage, God will arise for you tonight! (Amen!)

When you read the story in Mark 5:1-15, you will notice that that the mad man of Gadarenes didn’t even have enough time to ask for deliverance. All he did was he saw Jesus coming, fell at His feet and worshipped Him. And the Lord arose for Him and cast out all the demons in him. He will arise for you today. (Amen!) because He’s the Lord of Hosts, He loves to fight. He’s mighty in battle. So all these forces tying you down, He will scatter them tonight in Jesus’ name!

I’m sure some of you probably have heard me sharing the testimony of a lady who came to us in Osun State and said, Help me Sir, help me! I have a problem. I said  what is the problem? She said, Any one I fight in my dream will die! Anybody. If she ever fought any in a dream that fellow is gone. She said, In the beginning, I thought it was a good thing.. started by fighting enemies in the compound but she said, now , some weeks ago, I fought my mother in the dream. When I told the mother, Mama I have fought you in the dream, Mama said, oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! So I have to go, but go and look for help because after me now you may begin to fight your children! Within 2 weeks Mama died. The woman said I need help. There is a force controlling me that I cannot control.

I remember the case very well because my mind just went to the One who is the Lord of Hosts,, the Commander-in-Chief, the King of Kings!, the Lord of Lords!, the King of Glory! Himself, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah! Himself and I said, woman, I will hand you over to somebody who can set you free and we prayed a simple prayer. That was the last time she had that dream. There are some of you who have been controlled by forces that have no power over, causing you to do what you don’t want to do.

Tonight the LORD OF HOST will arise for you (Amen!) and He will set you free!

Another enemy of God is failure. God hates failure in any form whatsoever whether academic failure, mental failure, material failure, marital failure any form of failure because He has so much power to help. Psalm 62:11 God has spoken once, twice have I heard it that power belongs to God. How can God sit down with al that power available?

Thank You Lord! Before I tell you this one I receive it myself. The Lord says there is someone here tonight,, He said I will open the seal on your miracles. (Amen!)

Thank You Lord! The Lord says there is someone here who is seriously sick. The l asked me to tell you, your health will be fully restored! (Amen!)

 He also said there is someone here, He said your home used to be a heaven on earth.  He asked me to tell you: I will restore. (Amen!)

Luke 1:37 the Bible said for with God nothing shall be impossible. Why don’t you tell  your neighbour, my own will not be impossible !He hates failure that is why when He saw Peter fishing all night and catching nothing He joined his boat and said, Let’s turn the tide around .

That is why when He saw a woman who had married five time and failed five time he went and said I must talk to this woman because the sixth time she didn’t even bother to get married. She was just cohabiting. I don’t know who I’m talking to but there might be some people here whose relationship had failed again and again. Oh you have seen some one. You say this is the one I’m going to marry and everything was going fine and all of a sudden, before it became settled everything crumbled and after some time another one and yet another one and yet another one.

In the mighty name of Jesus no more disappointments. (Amen!)

He will arise for you! Why? Because  He promised. Isaiah 41:10-13. He said, I will help you. He said I will hold you by your right hand and I will say, I will help you. When the Almighty God  says I will help you there is no way you can fail! If the teacher says to the student, don’t worry I will help you with the exams, the student cannot fail. He can’t! We used to have a teacher long ago, don’t let me mention the subject so that some people here may not discover who I’m talking about.  He has a way of helping the student pass so that if you fail in his class you will fail in anything else.  How does he do it?

Two days or so before the exams he will ask the students to come for revision. Then he will ask you to ask questions. The one you don’t understand, ask! And this fellow will ask one and he will explain in detail. The second person will ask and he will explain in detail. Third one will ask, and he will explain in detail. On the day of examination, question number one will be the question number one asked. Question number two, the second one! Question number three, the third one, so the students knew any time exam is near they wait for the day of revision. They ask the question that they want to answer!

The Great Examiner Himself, the Almighty God  is saying to somebody here today, I will help you succeed! (Amen!) I will help you succeed! (Amen!)

When I was in the University I have a friend. He wasn’t very clever. Every year they will refer him in one paper or the other but he kept on struggling, he kept on struggling. Finally he passed. They gave him ordinary pass and those of us who are 1st class, 2nd Upper class.. we said well at least you made it. Congratulations. We were going for MSc, PhD and he went to teach in a school.  And he began to write books for primary school, secondary school and money began to come in. One day I went to mark WAEC and because he was living in that town I stayed with him. At that time I was a lecturer in the University of Lagos and they brought news to us that his mother has died. Ah my friend, I didn’t know that your mother is going to die like this. When I get home I will go and get the five pounds that I have left in my savings and bring it to you.  He laughed.  He said, God has helped me.  I said, what do you mean?  He said Only last week they brought me royalty from my books. 14,000 pounds.  In those days when we were spending pounds! I wanted to go and clear my savings five pounds. He said I got 14,000 last week!

There is somebody here tonight, beginning from this moment because of the help you are going to receive from God you will always have more than enough! (Amen!)

Another enemy of God is reproach.  He hates reproach. This is because what ever he did, He did well. In Genesis 1:3 the Bible said and God looked at all the things He had made. He said behold, they were very good. In Mark 7:37 the Bible says, He has done all things well. My God is a God of perfection! He hates reproaches that is why He arose for Namaan. When Namaan had everything but health He arose for him and wiped away every reproach in his life.

 In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, whatever it is that is in your life that is causing people to say where is  your God? The Almighty God will remove tonight in Jesus’ name! (Amen!) 

 He will remove it tonight in Jesus’ name! (Amen!) All those who have been saying where is your God? He will answer them tonight in Jesus’ name! (Amen!)

Sometime, I think  about a little over a year ago, I attended a service in one of our churches and our Pastor there was giving his testimony the wife had been  barren for a long time. Somebody was talking to a member of the congregation. He said, why are you going to that church, the church where the Pastor’s wife cannot even have a child? He said when he heard that, he cried to God. He said God! You hear? You hear now? It’s not me they are reproaching now its You! And God arose. That day we were dedicating a set of twins that God provided for the family.

Everyone here tonight, whatever is stopping your testimony, the Almighty God will remove in Jesus’ name! (Amen!)

Thank You Father! Oh, the Lord asked me to tell you a story that means something is coming after this story.

It was my first visit abroad, Nigeria Airways took off late. By the time we got to London , the connecting  flight, British Airways, that was to take me to Canada had gone. So they put me in a hotel. It was my first time abroad. It was time to eat and I came down and I saw two restaurants one on the right, one on the left. I didn’t know which is which.

I didn’t know that one was for 1st Class passengers, one for ordinary passengers. I was in economy class then. I said, Which one should I go? I said when I get to heaven I’m going to be on the right hand side, so I went to the restaurant on the right. Ah, they were taking care of me  sat me down and they were serving me Oh and I was saying to myself, Oh God how I wish somebody  will come and take my picture so I can go and show them in my village! Look at this village boy being served by whites. I ate there in the evening. I ate there in the morning. I ate there in the afternoon and I was about to go they asked me for my coupons. I gave them my coupons.

And they said .. you shouldn’t be eating in that place! I was already going to the port!

The Lord asked me to tell somebody –  before the enemy finds out that I have blessed you, it will be already too late! (Amen!)

Thank You my Lord! Thank You Jesus! Another enemy of God is sorrow. He hates sorrow because He’s a God of joy!

Psalm 16:11 He said in His presence there is fullness of joy. God hates sorrow so much that He does not even want to give room for tears in heaven.

The Bible says God will wipe away all tears in heaven. I will see you in heaven in Jesus’ name! (Amen!) That is why in Luke 7:11-16 when He saw a widow about to be drowned in sorrow, He arose quickly. And I remember the first thing He said to the widow: weep not.

In the mighty name of Jesus Christ there is somebody here tonight you will never weep again! (Amen!)

In Mark 5:35-42 when Jesus got to the house of Jairus and He saw those who were weeping and wailing what did He do? He chased them out!

Everything that is of weeping in your life shall be chased out tonight in Jesus’ name! (Amen!)

One of my daughters said, when she was praying for someone she says whatever causes people to say sorry oh for you oh will never come near you again. (Amen!)

I believe that is a great prayer.

He will arise for you and get rid of sorrow because He said in John 16:24, it said, All I want you to do is ask till your joy be full. He wants your joy to be full. Alleluia! (Alleluia!)  – Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

You know the Lord told us at the beginning of the year, that there was a plague coming.

Daddy says because of the children, I have cancelled the plague! Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Let’s rise to our feet. Let’s praise Him for that. Every parent, if you have anything called children please praise God! Bless His Holy Name! Magnify Him! Oh! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You ! Thank You! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! O Lord! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Oh we bless Your Holy Name! We bless Your Holy Name!  We bless, we bless, we bless Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! In Jesus’ name!! O Thank You Father! Let somebody shout a really big Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Okay God bless you, you may be seated. O Lord Thank You! Thank You Lord!..

Whenever God arises, just like the first speaker said wonders happen, miracles, signs and wonders. When He arose for Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in Daniel 38:21-27. When He arose for the three boys, fire lost its power! The fiery furnace was swallowed by the consuming fire. It doesn’t matter what fire the enemy had prepared for you, when God arises for you the consuming fire will swallow up their own fire! When He arose for David in Daniel 6:16-23 lions lost their ability to kill because the Lion of Judah Himself, paid them a visit and told the lions, no killing tonight!

All of you who had been thrown into the den of lions you are coming our tonight in Jesus’ name! (Amen!)

When the Lord arose for David, you know, when we were praying this evening; when I was praying with the senior Pastors this evening, I told them that David almost all his life was fighting one battle or the other just kept on fighting! But the greatest battle of his life was the battle on the family side. They did not recognize him when he got married. Oh the father-in-law began to look for him to kill him. The wife mocked him. Even his own son chased him from the throne but God kept on arising for him. From time to time God will arise again and he began to move from one victory to another. In that name that’s above every other name , before the end of this  month somebody will sing victory at last!

A shepherd boy became a king because the King of Kings arose for him. People may think that you are already forgotten. They may say that there is no hope for you but don’t forget Ruth. She was a widow and she was single but God arose for her and she became married to the most influential man in the land.

By the decree of the original match-maker the One who originally said, let’s get Adam a wife. Children listen to me those of you who are singles, those of you who are widows who are all of marriageable age  you are not going to marry just an ordinary person. (Amen!) No, no, no, no, no! You are going to marry somebody important. (Amen!)

Either the fellow is already important or will become important (Amen!) I think I’ve told you the story jokingly before: I went to visit one of my daughters and we were all sitting down when herself and her husband were coming in because of the position they occupy everybody stood up. So I had to stand too Your Excellency! So after everybody left I said, My daughter! Me too now I have to stand when you come in! She said, Oh Daddy, Daddy you don’t no! Your Excellency.

All of you my children in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, you will be  for signs and wonders (Amen!)

Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! I want to receive this one first. I want to soak it in first before I share it.

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said I’m arranging a special celebration for you. (Amen!)

Ah! That is me! That is me! So for whom will God arise?

My son who spoke before had done a very great job and made my own job easy now. I will only add to what he omitted. For whom will the Lord arise? The righteous of course! Remember I told you at the beginning, three people mentioned God : His enemies and the righteous. God is to arise, His enemies are to scatter and the righteous are to rejoice. Ah okay.. we have to do what God wants done.

Daddy says that some of His daughters have what the doctors call fibroids. Now He didn’t say that He’s going to heal all of them I wish He would  but He says He wants to destroy fibroids in some people. (Amen!)

So those of you who are in that category, you have to come forward. Stay a bit away from the altar.. move a little okay, all right.

Oh! Thank You Jesus!  Listen to me carefully.. all He told me is that I want to destroy fibroids in some people. I pray that it will be all of you. (Amen!)

I will do what He asked me to do. First thing on Monday you go for a check-up and I’m sure there will be any, many testimonies. What did He ask me to do? All He asked me to do last night was son, go to the Holy Ghost Service with your prayer walking stick. What for I don’t know but I brought it. I didn’t know it’s for you  now I know. Glory be to God! And what He asked me to do is that I’m to walk in front of you with my walking stick. Walk down and return. Walk down and return and when I’ve counted seven times he said you can go . (Amen!)

Now it is possible that while I’m walking along He may decide to put one or two of you to sleep. God does His own thing in His own way, so help one another. If you see any one falling just help the fellow. Lay the fellow down gently who knows even while you are helping the fellow the anointing might also enter in to you and do whatever needs to be done. So we keep worshipping please and the rest of us, please worship along with them. As you begin to return to your seat let’s glorify His Holy Name.

Bless Him as you begin to return and begin to return to your seat. Thank You Father! Let’s begin to return to our seats. Let’s bless His holy Name! Let’s bless His Holy Name and then begin to go back to your seats. O Thank You Jesus!  First thing on Monday go for a check. There will be testimonies! O Glory be to God! Glory be to God! Glory be to God! Glory be to God! And so for whom will He arise? The  righteous. Who are the righteous? .. leave them alone let them wake up on their own don’t worry  they’re okay. Thank You Father!  Let the One performing the operation finish His job. Just leave them! Leave them! Thank You sisters! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! (Alleluia!)

I am sure you remember the story of a sister that the doctor said hadn’t got ovaries and the husband will be wasting his time nothing to produce seed to be fertilizes. And the Lord laid down the woman and she was on the ground for almost an hour and  I thought maybe, because it was night, the woman was trying to get some sleep. I didn’t know that he Great Physician was working. The following year she came with her baby. (Amen!)

All those people you saw coming up tonight in the mighty name of Jesus Christ they will have a testimony1 (Amen!)

Now who are the righteous ones> They are the ones who have been made righteous by God  – the people who have surrendered their life to Jesus and who had become adopted children of the most High. The Bible says as many as received Him, to them He gave power to become children of God . 2 Corinthians 5:17 the Bible says If any man be in Christ He is a new  creature, old things are passed away, behold all things become new.

We were all enemies of God  before but now we have become righteous through Jesus Christ. That is why the people for whom God arise have certain characteristics some of which the first speaker had already mentioned but one very crucial characteristic is that these people know how to praise God. David was always praising God. He was always praising God because he knew where he would have ended if God had not arisen for him. So he was constantly remembering his past and praising God . Always praising God!

When I was praying concerning what God will do tonight, the Holy Spirit ministered to me, that God has done so much for us on this Campground; that we have not thanked him enough! Then.. and then I took a decision that the Holy Ghost Service of June will be a very special one. (Amen!)

All we are going to do is sing , dance and praise the Lord! And I trust the Almighty God , long before the end of this month you will have something to sing about! (Amen!)

So we are sending invitation to all great musicians in the land. So when you come next month, don’t wear high heels because we are going to shout, we are coming to glorify God all night long! Who will He arise for? Those He has made righteous. How do we know them? They are always praising God! How do we know them? They are always generous people; they are always sacrificial givers.

Take Solomon. There was no way Solomon could have ever become king if God had not arisen. In every area possible Solomon did not qualify to be king. His father was an adulterer; his mother was an adulteress. He killed the husband of his mother but yet, the One who says I am in the heavens and I do whatever I please arose for Solomon and he became a king.

There is somebody here today, it doesn’t matter what your past has been God will arise for you! (Amen!)

And you will show Him your gratitude by worshipping Him, by praising Him, by giving Him generously and by giving to Him sacrificially.

Now before we call on God to arise, Like I’ve always told you, before you ask God to deal with your enemies find out that you are not the enemy! When we say, Let God arise and His enemies be scattered, be sure you are not one of the enemies! 2 Samuel 12:1-12 a prophet came to King David and told him a story. There were 2 people in a town. One is rich, has plenty of animals and then there is one who had only one lamb and then the rich man had a visitor.

Instead of taking one of his own flock, he took the only one lamb that the man had and used it to entertain his guest. David said, what! In my kingdom? That man will die! The prophet looked at him and said you are the one! How can it be? And he began to tell him. You are the king. You have all the women in the nation to choose from yet you took the wife of just one man and killed the man in the war. And he said you are the one!

Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered is a dangerous prayer because you might be the enemy that you are asking God to scatter. Years ago I got two letters on the same night.

Two people cane for the Holy Ghost Service. One didn’t know the other was coming, and one wrote a letter, prayer request Pastor I want you to pray. My daughter-in-law she is a devil. Pray that she will die. I read the letter. I said, I am not a killer and I began to look at the other letter and I saw another one  my mother-in-law is a witch. Pray that she will die! 2 of them from the same family!

You want God to arise? He will arise tonight. You can’t even stop Him. It is already too late to stop Him now. So if you are an agent of the devil., or you are living in sin and you refuse to surrender your life to Jesus, when He arises tonight , His enemies will scatter. But even if you are His enemy now and you change your mind and you repent and you run to Him and ask Him to save your soul, He will save your soul tonight and He will forgive your sins and when He arises it is your enemy that will be scattered!

Therefore if there is anyone here tonight who has not yet surrendered his or her life to Jesus , if there is anyone here tonight who is still living in sin , you  want to surrender your life to Jesus – begin to come now! I will count from 1 to 10 after that one I will pray for salvation for those who want to be saved. So if you want to give your life to Jesus come now! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father! We want to thank You because You are the Saviour of mankind. We thank You because You don’t want the death of sinners  but that they should repent and live. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ name! (Amen!) You promised O Lord, that whosoever will come unto you, you will in no wise cast out. These people have come to You now. Receive them in Jesus’ name! (Amen!) forgive their sins in Jesus’ name! (Amen!) Wash them clean with Your blood in Jesus’ name! (Amen!) Save their souls and write their names in the Book of Life in Jesus’ name! (Amen!) From now on Lord, any time they call on You answer them in Jesus’ name! (Amen!) Thank You my Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Praise the Lord! Now I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward tonight because right now, because of you Jesus is dancing in heaven and I want to promise you, by the special grace of God, from tonight onwards, everyday I will be praying for you and very soon you will begin to feel the impact of my prayers/.

That is why I need your names, your addresses and your prayer requests. So if you will please follow this brother who is waving a piece of wood there. He will take you to where some Pastors are waiting. They will collect this information from you and then they will bring you back quickly.

Let’s begin to go now. Let’s give the Lord a big round of applause Alleluia!

LET SOMEBODY SHOUT ALLELUIA

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

SING A NEW SONG UNTO THE LORD

2nd of June, 2006

Let somebody shout a big ‘alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Amen!

Now something is about to happen now that is going to bring about a dramatic change to your life. (Amen!)

The Lord asked me to tell you Shake hands with about seven people and say to them: Happy New Year! Happy New Year! Happy New Year! Happy New Year! Happy New Year! Happy New Year! Happy New Year! O Lord! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Oh Thank You Jesus!.

Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said those who have been trying to capture you, have been captured. (Amen!) Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! Alleluia!

Let’s just lift our hands to the Almighty God! Let us glorify His holy Name! Father, we bless Your Name! Father, we worship You! We give You all glory! We give You all honour! We give You all adoration! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You! Ancient of Days! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You!! Thank You!! Thank You!! Thank You Lord! We give You all glory! We give You all honour! We give You all adoration! Blessed! Blessed! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Father, we give You all glory! We give You all honour! We give You all adoration! Thank You Father! Thank You Almighty God!

Let us be seated.

For those of you who might not be aware, we are here tonight just to praise God! The band“ band don’t go yet! Come back! Come back! …… I shared with the senior Pastors just before we came, the Lord told me, as I was coming down from my prayer room. He said the widow of the son of the prophet that we read about in 2 Kings 4:1-7 for years was reeling under the heavy burden of debt. Now all the time what she needs for her breakthrough was in her house. But her eyes were closed. Until the day of her breakthrough when that day came suddenly her eyes were opened. She saw the only thing she needed for her breakthrough. He said I should let you know that one thing had been missing – something that was there but you didn’t see it. But now the time of our ultimate breakthrough has come. (Amen!)

He has opened our eyes to see that in all these years that we’ve been having the Holy Ghost Service – all 20 years“ all we have been doing is asking and asking and asking. But the time has come now that’s why the Almighty God opened our eyes that we should have a special Holy Ghost Service for thanksgiving from tonight onwards now.

Turn to your neighbour and say Happy New Year! Happy New Year!

Everything is going to become new. (Amen!) in your life (Amen!) in your home (Amen!) in your business (Amen!) in your church (Amen!) even in this nation (Amen!) Everything will become new! (Amen!) If you believe that let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

I’m not going to preach a long sermon tonight. We’ll come back again maybe later on to share a little bit but I just want to talk about some of the various ways in which we praise God.

Get ready to dance your way throughout tonight! You won’t die before tomorrow morning. (Amen!) One of the ways we praise God is by singing. Psalm 89:1 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever, I will sing of the mercies of the Lord……. When you want to praise Him learn to sing. He wants to hear you sing. If the Almighty God in His infinite mercy did not make you dumb, learn to sing.

Second way we praise Him is by clapping  Glory be to God! Psalm 47:1 says clap your hands all ye people. Nobody is left out. Everybody clap your hands! The Bible says that trees because they can’t speak like you, they clap their hands. Trees clap their hands which means if you refuse to clap for the Almighty God trees will clap their hands“ the trees will clap their hands.

The Bible says that the floods, the waves of the sea, when you see them rising and falling, rising and falling, what are they doing? They are clapping their hands. The Bible says the floods clap their hands and I think I have told some of you before, that when you are clapping your hands for God you are telling Him I will cooperate with You. That’s what it means. How many of you are ready to cooperate with the Almighty God? Let me see you put your hands together for the Almighty God! Alleluia! (Amen!)

Now I remember I told some of you long ago, I said one day the hands woke up and heard the bird singing and they wanted to sing too, to God and they moved the fingers and no sound came. So by accident they discovered that if two fingers cooperate they produce some sound. (Amen!) And so they started this way. If you lift your left hand – if you can lift your hand thank God that you can lift it! If you lift your left hand, I want you to start by tapping that hand with one finger on your right. Increase it to four and put the two hands together for the Almighty God! (Amen!)

The third way we can praise God, third way, is by shouting. Alleluia! Amen! Amen! Amen! Now many of us don’t know why we shout. They don’t see the reason behind shouting. Some of us think that shouting is a nuisance. Amen! I will explain. Let me explain! Let me explain! Let me explain! You will shout “ just wait! There are various reasons why shouting is a form of praise. It’s one of the ways of telling God:  You are my champion! Wait a minute! Just wait a minute.  I will give you an opportunity to shout. Just hold on, hold on a little! When its time, I will give you the sign. When your team has scored a goal, the way you rejoice with them is by shouting.   It is by hailing them! Alleluia! The Bible says in Psalm 100:1, it said, make a joyful noise unto the Lord! So you go ahead and shout now.  Amen!

There is a song that says, Clap your hands ass ye people and shout unto God with the loud voice of triumph .. And then there is another song that says, what the Lord has done for me, I cannot tell it all x 3, He saved me and washed me in His Blood.

God bless you! Another way we praise GOD is by dancing and dance means, you are telling God You are my owner! When a dog sees the owner arriving from a journey what does he do? He dances. Tell the devil I am a no-go area for you.  I belong to Jesus and therefore devil you can’t come near! When you dance, when you dance you cause the Almighty God to look down from heaven and say, even if I don’t have any other fellow I have this one.

And there are some of us because of our position in life we find it difficult to dance because we are supposed to be dignified but when you read 2 Samuel 6:14-22 the Bible says David danced with all his might. The giant killer danced with the same might that he used to kill a lion and he was already king!  brethren…. ¦ don’t worry this is a night of miracles. I think something is happening over there. I think it will happen all over here tonight.

The worst thing that can happen to a man is to become an ex-champion, ex-captain, ex-leader. It doesn’t sound right. There is way you can be head only, a way you can be above only forever. Its by letting God know that he is your owner; that He made you; that wherever you are it’s by His grace and there is only one way to show Him – that’s by dancing.

Emi yo jo jo jo ..Oh! I’m only preparing you for the rest of the night because there’ll be singing here tonight; there’ll be clapping; there’ll be dancing; there’ll be shouting in the mighty Name of Jesus! (Amen!)

Another way we can praise God is by raising our hands to Him. When you raise your hands to the Almighty God you are simply saying to Him, I surrender all. That is the meaning. That is the meaning. In boxing when you are fighting, you are in the ring, the one thing about boxing is this because like I told you, I used to be one there is no way you can know the strength of your opponent until you are there fighting. Strength is something inside. So before the fight you will be boasting, he will be boasting: I will kill him! Within 2 rounds I will knock him out! and then you are there in the ring and the first blow that hit you landed like a hammer!

You shook your head and continued. The second one, the third one and something tells you, you’re about to die! This man is about to kill you and you say, no-no- o! Don’t kill me! If I run today I will fight tomorrow and you raise up your two hands. The moment you lift your two hands he must not beat you again. The reason the devil is still beating some people is that they are yet to surrender to the Almighty God.

The moment you lift your hands in surrender to the Almighty God; from that moment onwards no more blows! The moment you lift your hands to Him, you say ‘I surrender’ that is the end of blows! Will you lift your hand and just wave it to the Almighty and say, Lord I surrender to You, I surrender to the Lord of Hosts, I surrender to the One who has never lost a battle, I surrender to You Lord. (Amen!)

Of course there are several other reasons why we lift our hands to the Almighty but we don’t have time for long sermon tonight.

Another way we can show God that we want to praise Him is by kneeling and prostrating. Everybody knows, at least in Africa, that when you want to tell somebody that you regard him as superior to you and you want to greet that fellow what do you do? Either you kneel or you prostrate just to show that I agree you are superior to me.

In Revelations 4:9-11 the Bible tells us that the 24 elders surrounding the throne of God from time to time they go prostrate on their faces before the Almighty God. The 3 Wise Men when they came to see the Lord Jesus Christ, when the saw Him, before they thought of giving Him any gift, what was the first thing they did? The fell on their faces before Him. They said, King we know who You are – the Maker of heaven and earth, superior to all of us. Let me hurry because we should be here now so we can do some more singing and dancing. Of course one of he best ways of praising God is by worshipping and telling Him who He is by just tell Him His Names.

I will read to you Psalm 18:1-2 because there is something about David that made him special. That is why I think we should listen to him. David was saying I will love thee O Lord my strength, the Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my strength in whom I will trust – my buckler and the horn of my salvation and my high tower.. He just kept on telling God – look You are my strength, You are my rock, You are my fortress, You are my deliverer, You are my God, You are my trust, You are my high tower!

And I’ve told you, some of you, before, how my mother uses to get my school fees from my Dad. In those days my Father, God bless you, he has 2 wives and many children. He wasn’t the richest man in the world to put it mildly. Whenever it is time for school fees, He will pick a quarrel with his wives so that they won’t be able to come and ask for money because there is no money. But my mother knew how to get him. She will come very early in the morning and I was then sleeping with my father on the mat, and she will begin “my owner, my head, my this, my that, the son of this, the son of that. When your father went to war he brought slaves, he brought this ..

When you go to the One who has all the wealth in the world, the One who has all the power, the One who does not have to borrow and you say, You are the Almighty God! You are the King of Kings! You are the Lord of Lords! Your are the I AM that I AM! You are the Ancient of Days! You are the Lion of the Tribe of Judah! You are the One who can do and undo~ You are the One who opened the Red Sea! You are the One who pulled down the Wall of Jericho~ You are the One who spoke and there was light and the Almighty God will say: What can I do for you today? God is going to surprise someone here today. (Amen!)

So I want you to stand on your feet before the next band will take over from here. And please those of you who have testimony “ whenever its time for the offering you go to the back of the altar and give your testimonies. I want you to tell the Almighty God who you think He is to you: My Lord, my King, my Saviour! My Healer, my Deliverer, my Rock, my strength, my fortress, my all in all,, my husband, the lover of my soul

Tell Him~ Tell Him what He is! Tell Him! You are the I AM that I AM! You are the Ancient of Days! You are the Alpha and Omega! You are the beginning! You are the ending! There’s no one like You! You are greater than the greatest! You are better than the best! O Lord God Almighty< I praise You! I worship You! You are the Rock of Ages! You are the Bright and Morning Star! O Lord God Almighty! The Lion of the Tribe of Judah, I praise You! (Amen!)

But in 2Kings 3:9-18 the Bible tells us of some thing that happened. 3 Kings were going to battle and on their way they discovered that they ran out of water. So they decided to visit a prophet of God. When Elisha saw them he said why are you here? They said we want direction from God. And he was angry because there was an idol worshipping King amongst them. He said, you need prophecy? Then go tot the prophets of your father idols! He got angry.

Elisha was a very powerful man. He didn’t even know how powerful he was because there was a time, some children were saying: Bald-headed man ! Get up from there! And he turned around and cursed them in the name of the Lord and as soon as he spoke 2 she-bears came out and tore 42 of those children! The power in him was mighty and then the moment God saw that this man was angry again He withdrew the power otherwise he would have killed those three kings and their armies. And when his anger had subsided he realised that the spirit of God was gone and he couldn’t prophesy so he said bring me a minstrel because when God is far away I know how to bring Him near. So they brought him a minstrel and while the minstrel was playing the spirit came back.

We want to do something now for just a few minutes. Our beloved son Kunle Ajayi is going to play on the saxophone. You too sing along with him if you know the song.

We want to invite God in a very special manner and then somebody is going to prophesy. (Amen!)

You are going to prophesy to yourself. Are you ready for that one? All right Just go ahead and let’s stand on our feet. The Lord said I should allow you to prophecy to yourself. Go ahead! Say to yourself what you want to happen to you! Mention your name and says “ Adeboye, it’s going to be well with you. You will go from strength to strength, from glory to glory from joy to joy. It’s going to be well will you! Go ahead! Prophecy to yourself! Open your mouth! Prophecy to yourself! Prophecy to your husband! Prophecy to your children! Go ahead do so! Open your mouth!

So I’m going to give you 3 minutes before I issue those decrees. If you have not given your life to Jesus Christ, come and surrender to Him now! Come and surrender to Him now! All of us let us stand and lift up your hands! Let your Amen be loud and clear as I begin to decree. Daddy asked me to decree to you Deuteronomy 28:1-13. I’m going to read it from 1 to 13 As soon as you hear the decree I want your ‘Amen!’ to be loud and clear!

Deut. 28:1-13

And it shall come to pass (Amen!) , if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God (Amen!), to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day (Amen!), that the Lord thy God will set thee on high (Amen!) above all nations of the earth (Amen!):

 2, And all these blessings (Amen!) shall come on thee (Amen!), and overtake thee (Amen!), if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God (Amen!).

3, Blessed shalt thou be in the city (Amen!), and blessed shalt thou be in the field (Amen!).

4, Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body (Amen!), and the fruit of thy ground (Amen!), and the fruit of thy cattle (Amen!), the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep (Amen!).

5, Blessed shall be thy basket (Amen!) and thy store (Amen!).

 6, Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out (Amen!).

7, The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face (Amen!): they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways (Amen!).

 8, The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee (Amen!) in thy storehouses (Amen!), and in all that thou settest thine hand unto (Amen!); and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee (Amen!).

9, The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee (Amen!), if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God (Amen!), and walk in his ways (Amen!).

10, And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord (Amen!); and they shall be afraid of thee (Amen!).

11, And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods (Amen!), in the fruit of thy body (Amen!), and in the fruit of thy cattle (Amen!), and in the fruit of thy ground (Amen!), in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee (Amen!).

 12, The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure (Amen!), the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand (Amen!): and thou shalt lend unto many nations (Amen!), and thou shalt not borrow (Amen!).

13, And the Lord shall make thee the head (Amen!), and not the tail (Amen!); and thou shalt be above only (Amen!), and thou shalt not be beneath (Amen!);

if you receive that let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

I said your death has been postponed! (Amen!)

The Lord says that I said in my Word that the wealth of the wicked is laid up for the righteous. I said for those who have praised Him today the transfer of wealth begins this month. (Amen!)

The Lord says there is someone here a c certain relative is waiting to strike as soon as your father is dead. The Lord asked me to tell you, I will frustrate them. (Amen!)

The Lord says there is someone here today, He says I should just tell you, I will widen your path and I will make your way straight. (Amen!)

Let’s go ahead  let’s worship Him again.

Alleluia!

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

ALL ROUND PROSPERITY

7th of July, 2006

Halleluiah! 3 John 2 beloved I wished above all things that you mat proper and be in health even as your soul prospers. In every man’s life there is always a turning point, you hear one sermon and it changes your life permanently, you hear one teaching, just one teaching and things are never the same again. You hear one testimony and everything changed completely.  For example, it is one testimony that I heard that changed my life on divine healing. When I got born again, I was rejoicing in the Lord, but I have problem with my health. Malaria was knocking me down every two, two weeks and then the pastors will say “I thank God, I have not taken a tablet and so on and so forth”. I will say this people are looking for those they will kill. Who knows what you do in your bedroom.  I knew him in the church that he was bent double with a walking stick but one day we came to church in the morning and he was walking straight without walking stick.  And they told us that the old man was going to give his testimony in the evening service.  I was the first to get to church that evening and I heard the testimony of the Old man, it changed my life. He told how he went home and as is custom was, he was going from house to house witnessing with his walking stick.  And then the devil spoke to him; if your God is as powerful as you say how come he didn’t heal you? Everything in your life that is challenging your God, the Almighty God will remove it tonight. The devil said to him old man go home, stop deceiving people. The old man said an holy anger welled up inside and he took his walking stick; broke it , stretched up and said to God, if I am going to die, am ready to die but I am not going to walk bend double again. I am not going to allow the devil to laugh at you because of me. You see this old man had contacted one disease when he was young and that deals with his stomach. Anytime he stretches up, the whole stomach will begin to burn like fire that is why he was walking bend double. He rose up and began to walk. I was listening carefully. He said as he got up the fire began and he began to sweat. I said this man is telling the truth.  And then he  began to walk home and he was beginning to feel dizzy, he said to God, please God , if I am going to die, let me get home. Don’t let me die in the street. I said this man is speaking the truth. He said as he continued the journey, the fire continues to burn, but as he stepped on the threshold of his house, the fire disappeared. In the mighty Name of Jesus, whatever is the reproach in your life before you get home today, they will disappear. When I heard that testimony, I told the devil; try what you like from now on Jesus will be my doctor. And I am decree to somebody here today in the name that is above every other name, sickness will leave you alone. I heard only one teach concerning faith that changed my life. Sunday school class! That is why those of you who don’t go to Sunday school, you don’t know what you are missing. My Sunday school teacher at that time was Pastor Aderibigbe, he is sitting down there, he was teaching on faith and he gave one illustration just one that changed my life completely. He said the issue of faith is like that of a boy, standing on the top of a tall building and the father is downstairs and he says to his father, father shall I jump.  If the father says jump, the child will jump; Confident that his father is there to catch him. The child does not even know whether his father is strong enough to catch him but that is my father, he asked me to jump here I come. And he says God is the Almighty, if He ask you to do anything according to His word, do it, He will not let you fall. That is me since then, from that day onward, I have jumped every time God says jump and God has not let me fall.  You need to hear only one sermon and your life will never be the same again. That is why I pity those who come to the Holy Ghost service once in a while. You don’t know which service God had arranged specially for you.

But one day an old man about eighty six years old gave a testimony that changed my life.

January this year, by the grace of God I celebrated more than thirty one years of divine health.

There is somebody here today from this day onward, everything you trust God for, shall be done in Jesus name.

I have told you the story of my uncle, he use to be  rich and things went bad, terribly bad, to such an extent he was borrowing the wrapper of his wife to sow his own cloth.  So one day he decided that death is better than shame. But he decided that he would die in grand style, he said he is going to attend his own funeral service. He would go to church, he will sing, he would dance and then he would come home and commit suicide and everybody will say ha! We saw him in the church. He came to church and as the preacher was preaching and the preacher said when Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego said that the God will serve, he will deliver us. They did not know how He will do it. That is all he heard. I don’t know how God can get me out of my present trouble but he got Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego out of their own problem.  He said I won’t die yet. I want to see how He will do my own. The Almighty God, who brought Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego out of the fiery furnace, will bring you out of every problem in your life in Jesus name. And then the tide turn for him, the day he was sharing his testimony, in his place of work, he brought fourteen cars in one day. There is somebody here today, you don’t know how God will do it, but very soon, we will share your testimony here.

So I want you to listen to me very carefully tonight. The God we serve and this God I serve is a good God. Hundred percent good!

James 1v17 it says every good gift and every perfect gift, comes down from the father of light with whom there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning, He is a perfectly good God and He wishes you Good. Not bad at all. In Jeremiah 29v11 he said I know the thought that I think towards you. Thoughts of good not of evil, that you may have an expected end.  Meaning what He said I want your tomorrow to be alright. In Psalms 35v27 the bible says God has pleasure in the prosperity of his people. In the text we read today. In 3 John 2, that God says I wished above all things that you will prosper, that you will be healthy, as your soul prospers. The good God, the hundred percent good God says I want round prosperity for you. You’ve probably see the drawing that they have in the poster. You can see a family there; they have a big house. But they have a chapel next to their house; that they built themselves, they have a car for the husband, they have a car for the wife. The two children have bicycles. You can see the family they are sports people. They have just come from exercise and what are they doing, right out there? They are searching the scriptures. Healthy family, wealthy family, studying the word of God. All round prosperity, Wealthy, healthy, close to God that is the plan of God for your life. No sickness, no poverty, no demons in your house that is the wish of your good God.

But then what do we discover? Very people attain to this perfect will of God for their lives very, very, few.

 

Scientist has told us, nobody ever yet uses more than ten percent of the brain that God has given him/her. Why? As soon as they get to a certain degree, they believe they have arrived. Wealth and some of you who think you are rich, you don’t even know the meaning of wealth, and you don’t even know the meaning! A man was going for a stroll and saw a factory, dirty like every other factory; he said “what factory is that”, they say that is where they make Rolls Royce. He said what! The car I ride comes from that dirty factory? The following day he went to the people, he says I want to buy your factory. They said out factory is not for sale; go home, you cannot afford the money. He said “how much does it cost?  How much is the whole thing you have here; add it together, multiply it by two and come and collect the cheque”.

I can’t allow the factory where my car is made to be this dirty like this. You don’t know what is wealth, But from tonight. Things will change.

 

There was one man in a town near my village that had a little taste of wealth before he died. He saw a place where he wants to build is house but there is a secondary school there, he said this is where I want to build my house, they say there is plenty of land, he said this is where I want to build my house. He told the school, I will relocate, build you better buildings because this is where I want to build my house. I am not recommending that you spend Gods money that way but a day is coming, when one of you will get up and say I want a church in this location and the people there will say no, no, our houses are not for sale and you will tell them. How much does it cost? Multiply it by ten; I will make you an offer that you cannot refuse.

When I was in Kano state; in 1979, I said I want to begin a television program on Kwara television.

They say they won’t allow you, that was the situation then.

I said they will allow me, so I went to see the manager, I said I am a lecturer in the University, I want to begin to broadcast in this television station every week. Because I said I came from the university, they know they have to handle me with care. They say that is fine if you know you can pay. And what should cost about N250 naira at that time, they said N1, 750. I said I will pay and I started paying. I gathered some of my friends together; we contributed together and we started paying.   When people began to write them to say thank you for a wonderful program; we have received healing, they reduce the money steadily till it became N 650 naira. If I had no money to start, the program would not have started everything that does not allow you to do what you want to do for God, is poverty and it must be removed tonight in Jesus name.

Some people don’t become what God wants them to become because; they thought they had arrived, when they have not even started.

When we came to this camp ground, I have told you before, the first auditorium, 100 meters by 50 meters. My friends said to me, “let us wall it round”. It is big now. I refused, they said when is this going to be full, it is the biggest auditorium now in the whole of Africa.     I said thank you. And then we began to get some land, by the time the land was about a 100 acres; they say now Daddy let’s build a wall; for security purposes. How can I build a wall we don’t even know where we are going yet? All I know is that God told me is that He is going to build a city, and it is going to be the biggest city in Africa. My friends meant well, it is just that God meant better. I decree today, every wall that has been built round your destiny shall be pull down. I would just show you some example in the scripture, how God meant well for people and they fail to reach the goal, so you can learn from them Take Moses, Exodus 3v 11-12 God said to Moses when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship me on this mountain, but Moses never made it to the promise land. Why? He has one little fault, his temper can be violent, that is the only problem he had. He journeyed for forty years but he never made it to the promise land. That is why when I hear some of you says I am not perfect, I have just one little fault. You better cry to God and become perfect because that small little fault may truncate your destiny.

Did he do it? Joshua13v1 God said Joshua. You are old now and yet there is much land to be possessed. Joshua did not become what God wanted him to become. Why? Because he keep saying there is still time. There is still time! Brethren, there is no time! Every day we are growing old! Before you know it, you are old; it is only like yesterday when we enter year 2006. Six months already gone, gone forever. So those who say, we are taking things easy, we are killing time. Every day that is gone is gone. Once a child is born, the child is already dying. That is why when they ask you about the child, they don’t say how young, they say how old?  Never leave till tomorrow, what you can do today.

What about Joshua? Great Joshua, the God said to Joshua in Joshua1v1-4, God said Joshua, where Moses failed you will succeed. You will be the one who will divide the promise land to my people.

I will take it easy when I reach my goal. Because as God leaves, this is one man who will reach his goal before he dies and you will reach your Goal too; as a result of tonight. There are some of us who are very, very lazy. There are some of us who are enjoying when they should be working. There are many of us who think you have arrived when we have not even arrived. There is a proverb in Yoruba which says. Muslim cleric in Ibadan, a sweeper in Lagos. In other words you think you are something now, maybe you need to travel and see.

Pastor Adeboye, “why are you always rushing up and down? When are you going to take things easy?

My first visit to Zambia, God brought me in contact with a man of God; who had four churches in four countries. I think the fifth one was in Zambia. They took me to his church to preach and God spoke to me and said “tell him to join the Redeemed Christian Church of God, I said God, I am a visitor here.  I am visiting for the first time, how can I tell a man who had been doing his own work all this year to come and join me? I said Lord “you know I have never disobeyed you before? But this one Lord, you have to help me! You have to do two things; bring him to me, and then ask him to ask me what your message is for him. Do that for me, I will tell him. And I was getting ready to sleep; 12midnight the man came knocking at the door, I learnt that you are leaving tomorrow, what is Gods message for me.  I said yes sir, thus saith the Lord, surrender your ministry to the Redeemed Christian Church of God. He said is that it? I said yes sir; he said that is a difficult thing to do. I said thank you sir; I said I thought so too. And he got up and left God said to me, this man because of a river has lost an ocean. That man would have been our man in all the nation of East Africa today. Maybe he still has his five churches but now we have hundred. Whatever will not allow you to become what God want you to become God will destroy it tonight.

The Lord said that is my plan for his life.

What about David? Great king David 2 Sam.71-16. God himself said David I will establish your kingdom forever. It was God that said it, but then David decided to look where he shouldn’t look.

He took another man’s wife and killed the man, he taught God wasn’t watching. The same God came and said David; the sword shall never depart from your house, Listen to me my brethren, this is not an ordinary Holy Ghost service it is a special one. The reason God has not brought some people to where he wants then to be is because of the lust of the flesh.

So you are doing it and your wife hasn’t caught you yet, or your husband it yet to discover; you are killing yourself, you are killing your destiny, because God is watching.  He has a plan for your life. A great plan don’t destroy God’s plan for your life.. Do I need to tell you about Samson, that great giant?  He became a prisoner in the hand of the enemy; because he refuse to be the under the authority of his parent. I pray today, that whatever it is, that the enemy is using to slow you down. The Almighty God will destroy in Jesus name.

Now why all these introductions?  It is because I have a deep feeling in my spirit that this particular Holy Ghost service is designed for somebody. For somebody here tonight, whether he has been coming before or he is coming for the first time, the turning point has come in Jesus name.

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

GOD WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH

6th of September, 2013

Go ahead and lift your hands to the Almighty God and begin to bless His holy name, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration,

He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, worship the Ancient of days, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, bless the King of kings, bless the Lord of lords, bless the ancient of days, magnify His holy name, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be magnified, lift Him high.

He is worthy, there is no one like Him, bless His holy name.

Then go ahead and thank Him for all He did last month, thank Him for what He did during the convention, praise Him for His goodness and mercy that He showed us during the last convention, thank Him for salvation of souls, thank Him for healings.

Thank Him for healings, thank Him for miracle, thank Him for signs and wonders bless His holy name for the children that were born.

Magnify His holy name for the mighty testimonies, praise Him. He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, He is worthy to be magnified, praise Him ….

Thank you Jesus! In Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.

Lift your voice to the almighty God and say father, in a very special way visit all of us tonight… in Jesus mighty name we have worship.

Alpha, Omega, you are worthy of my praises today (worship)

Alpha, Omega, you are worthy of my praises today

Alpha, Omega, you are worthy of my praises today

Halleluiah

Alpha, Omega, you are worthy of my praises today

Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the Unchangeable Lord;

The God of January, the God of February, the God of March, the God of April, the God of May, the God of June, the God of July, the God of August, the God of September.

The God of the Redeemed Christian church of God, glory be to your holy name.

Thank you for what you did during our convention, thank you for salvation, healing, miracles, signs and wonders, thank you for deliverance, thank you for joy, thank you for testimonies. Father accepts our thanks in Jesus name.

My Father and my God we pray that the blessings of last month will last forever, we pray that the blessing will continue even tonight.

Almighty God we pray that tonight in a very special way you will visit every one of us and let this month be our month of Laughter.

Thank you Almighty God, glory be to your holy name, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Let someone shout halleluiah!

PRAYER FOR THOSE BORN IN SEPTEMBER

Father Almighty, Thank you for your children born in the ninth month of the year, nine is three time three; three is the number of Trinity; God the Father bless these your children, God the Son bless your children, God the Holy Spirit bless these your children.

In every areas of their lives let their miracles been in triples, strengthen them, support them,  favor them,  draw them close to yourself and fill their mouth  with laughter and let them serve you till the end.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Halleluiah!

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

Next month by the special grace of God we are having our youth convention, the entire first week of October will be for the youth convention and it is going to be the biggest youth convention you have ever seen.

And the theme is THE WONDERS OF EXPLOIT and if you are youth and you want to do exploit for God; if you are a youth and you don’t want your life to just be an ordinary life, you are a youth and you don’t want your life to be a waste, then don’t miss this year’s youth convention.

And as I have always told you, if you want to know the definition of a youth, anyone who is older than I is old, if you are younger than I, you are young.

If you are younger than seventy one; you are a youth. So how many youth are in the house this evening?  Make sure you are around for the youth convention. God will bless you in Jesus name.

GOD WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH

Genesis 21 1-7 And the Lord visited Sarah as He has said, and the Lord did unto Sarah has he had spoken. For Sarah conceived and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to Him. And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac

And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old as God has commanded him. And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. And she said, who will have said unto Abraham that Sarah should have given children suck? For I have born him a son in his old age.

Turn to the neighbor to your right and to the left and say I promise you God will make you laugh.

Sarah said; God has made me to laugh and all who hear will laugh with me.

The story of the laughter of Sarah as you know very well began in Genesis 18 v 1 -14 you will see how one day Abraham  at the age of 99 was seating in front of his house and he looked up and saw three men just passing by.

When they got to the front of his tent, they hesitated for a while, they stood briefly. Abraham looked up and realized that this were not ordinary men, so he ran to meet them, bow down before them and invited them to his house.

He said, come let me give you some water to drink, let me wash your feet and if you don’t mind let me give you some food to eat, because i know that is the reason why you have come to your servant.

And the Almighty God who have said if He is hungry he won’t ask any man, accepted the invitation; went, eat and when He finished eating, He decided to say thank you to Abraham and the thank you He said was that in nine month time Sarah will have a son.

Sarah heard it and laughed, she laughed because her husband was ninety nine plus, herself was ninety and it was a long time ago that Abraham turned in her direction to say Sarah how now? So she thought that this people must have enjoyed the meal and they were trying to make fun of her, she laughed.

And God asked Sarah why did you laughed, she said I didn’t laugh at all, what you said wasn’t funny, but God said I know you laughed but whether you believe me or not, nine month from now you will have a son.

And what God said came to past, that was why she said God has made me to laugh.

The Lord has sent me at the beginning of the Redeemed year to tell somebody here tonight; The Almighty God will make you to laugh.

God makes you laugh, number one when you get an unexpected divine visitation. It is one thing for a man to visit God, like many of us are doing tonight; we have come to pay God a visit. But it is another thing for God to visit a man.

It is even beautiful enough when God is visiting a congregation, but it is better still when God decided in a large crowd to visit somebody in particular like in John 5 v 2-9 the Bible tells us about the pool of Bethsaida and the multitude of sick people that were there and when Jesus pay that place a visit, He visited only one particular person who has been sick for thirty eight years, and after dealing with the case of that person, He left the place.

I have a feeling deep within me, that there is somebody special tonight here tonight and God is going to pay you a special visit.

In Mark 10 v 46-52 the Bible says Jesus came to Jericho and as He was coming out of Jericho in other words He didn’t do anything in Jericho because the man He came to visit was not inside the city; the man was by the road side begging, so He came out of Jericho, saw that one person, dealt with the problem of that one person and continued with his journey.

I’m going to remind you of some testimonies tonight to encourage you to know that you might be that person that God is interested in.

I have told you the story of a woman whose mother’ in law went to the market and as the mother in law was coming she ran to meet her and the mother law said take, eat and block your womb. And the woman laughed and said what kind of joke is this?

How I can I block my womb with a loaf of bread? And then innocently she went ahead and eat the bread.  And from that day on her menses stopped and of course she became what we will call barren.

Then it happened that we tried to hold a program in their city, Oyo to be specific. And she heard we were coming, she decided to wait on God to pray.

The afternoon we were to arrive she fell asleep and had a dream and saw some men dressed like doctors, came into the room and they operated her and she saw them pulling out a long rope out of her belly, at the end of the rope was a black loaf of bread and they sowed her up and left the room and she woke up.

When she woke up, lo and behold her bed was soaked with blood, her menses had returned. The last I heard concerning her, I think she had five children already.

In the name that is above every other name, if God is going to visit just one person alone, that person will be you.

God makes you laugh; whenever He accepts your offering; Abraham made an offer to God and God accepted. According to Genesis 4 v 3-5 God does not have to accept every offering.

Cain brought an offering, God rejected it. Abel brought an offering and God accepted the offering. Whenever God accept your offerings a miracle will follow.

In 2king 4 v 8-17 the Bible tells us the story of the Shulamite woman who saw the man of God passing by and made an offer; come and eat in my house.

The Bible says the man of God said ‘I don’t need your food but the woman insisted, the Bible says she constrained him, compel him, she restrained him.

To come to her house to eat, the man of God eat and kept coming back. Then the woman said instead of the man of God coming for occasional lunch, let’s build him an apartment so that he can come and stay. And instead of lunch alone, he will be having breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Then one day, God spoke to the man of God saying; you have been eating this woman’s food , when are you going to do something about her problem?

The man of God called her ‘woman what can I do for you?”

She said I don’t need anything, I am comfortable, am well connected. ‘The man of God pressed further and discovered she was barren and the man of God said wonderful! I can give you what money cannot buy.

I am praying for someone here tonight, that thing which you need that will make your joy full, you will receive it tonight in Jesus name.

You know the rest of the story, the man of God said woman you are going to have a son nine month from now. And nine months from then, the son came.

Whenever God accept an offering a miracle follows 2Chronicle 1 v 6-15 the Bible tells us about Solomon offering to God a thousand burnt offering, God was pleased and the Bible said that night God paid Solomon a visit.

I am believing God for someone tonight that before you wake up again, you will get a divine visitation.

I want to encourage you because I know many of you were not here for divine encounter on Monday, I want you to make sure you got the tape for last Monday divine encounter we explain something to you.

Whenever you give God a sacrificial offering, an offering you know is sacrificial, God is bound to respond and usually He responds with a divine visitation.

Years ago as a young Christian, my father in the Lord said there is a great need in the Church that must be met urgently so he called those of us who were workers, those of us who were children of God, he said go and close your account we need the money now.

Monday morning my wife and I went to close our accounts and brought the money.

The following Sunday at the workers meeting, papa said thank God the need was met but how many of you closed your account?

I raised my hand, my wife raised her hand.

We looked round nobody else raised their own hands, and I looked at my wife and a thought came to my mind, I said I hope we have not mixed madness with this thing we have accepted, then I heard God spoke to me.

He said “my son, it is a test; because you have done what nobody has done, when I take you to where nobody has been, nobody will be able to complain”.

There is somebody here tonight; God will take you to somewhere you can never dream of.

When God accept your offering, a miracle will follow!

God makes you laugh, when the All Sufficient One decides to say thank you, He will make sure miracles follow you.

After He accepted the offering of Abraham, He decided to say thank you.

You see in Psalm 50 v 7-12 the Almighty God said if I am hungry I don’t need to tell anyone, He said all the beast of the forest are mine, the cattle on a thousand  hills they are mine.

If I want to eat I can get as much as I want. But then when the One who says He eats nothing, receives an offering from you, particularly an offering you yourself will know it is a sacrificial offering, the Bible says they that sow in tears will reap in joy, and God decides to say thank you. No doubt about it, laughter will follow.

In Luke5 v 1 7 when He borrowed the boat of Peter to preach from the boat, after He finished preaching He asked him to launch into the deep to throw his net.

Peter threw only one net and caught so much fish, his boat and the boat of his friend were full to sinking point.

In John6 v 5-13 the Bible says that there was a multitude, Jesus has been preaching to the multitude and then they were hungry it was time for them to eat and a small boy surrendered his lunch, talk about sacrificial offering!

The boy had just his little lunch but he surrender it to Jesus, after Jesus multiplied the bread and the fish and fed the people there were twelve baskets left over.

I have asked my little children when they were younger, what happened to the twelve basket and fish? And I got various answers and one of the answers I got was that there were twelve apostles, so each apostle got one basket each.

I laughed; then I told then yes there were twelve basket and they were twelve apostles each apostles carried the twelve basket to the house of the boy because the word of God says all rivers run into the sea and the sea is not full, He said because where the river is coming from that is where the water will return.

The boy who made the sacrifice must have gone home with twelve hefty men carrying baskets full of food.

And I’m sure when the mother saw him with all the basket of food, there must have been laughter in that house that day.

There is a house here today where there will be laughter before the end of this month.

When we were building this auditorium, I remember God told me we want to cover this auditorium it was an open space that is why we use to call it arena.

The Lord said to me; son, we are going to cover this place I was happy, glory be to God.

But then He said you are not going to take an offering, you won’t call people together and say give me money towards the auditorium.

How are we going to build it? He said just you and I. Up till that moment I used to consider myself a man of faith, so when God said I will take no offering for this work I ran to the toilet I was frightened!

Well, in His wonderful way He began to send help.

One of the people that He sent, is a Bishop from another organization who came to visit and saw the work in progress and went away and came back with a cheque of (25) million naira and said daddy I must support this work.

He gave me the twenty five million naira I prayed for him from the bottom of my heart, less than six month later he came back with a testimony that in a way he could not described it God replace the twenty five ( 25) million naira for twenty five (25) million dollars.

He will make you laugh.

God makes you laugh, when all his prophecies concerning you become fulfilled in a single day.

God had been talking to Abraham for twenty five years; Abraham, can you count the number of sand, no lord, ‘so shall your children be’.

Abraham, can you count the sand by the sea shore? ‘ No Lord’, “so shall your children be”. Twenty five years!  But in a single day all the prophecy became fulfilled.

Thank you father!

The Lord says there is a lady here, that you felt a sudden movement in your body, He asked me to tell you that demon that has been destroying the seed of your husband has been dealt with.

Numbers 23 v 19 the Bible says God is not a man that He should lie, He is not the son of man that He should repent, once He has spoken it is a settled matter.

And then the Bible says God has a timetable for everything Eccl 3v1- 8, yes when God promises He will bring it to past, but everything at his own season.

However whenever God decide to pay you a special divine visit, whenever God accept your offering, whenever God decide to say thank you, whatever the time that was originally scheduled for the manifestation of the promises will be brought to now.

You see; as far as God is concerned because He is the Alpha and the Beginning as well as Ending, the beginning of time and end of time coincide in Him, if He wants, what He plans to do in ten years’ time, He can do it today and there is no one who can quarry him.

And I’m rejoicing with someone that at long last the time to favor you has come.

God can fulfill His prophecies in a single day.

I have told you the story before the first time we went to Tulsa in 1979 to attend Kenneth Haggins camp meeting, my father in the Lord and five others.

Himself, myself and four other people went to this program on Saturday. Then on Sunday we decided to go and worship in one of the churches nearby, we are there and because we were visitor they allowed us to sit in the front, papa couldn’t understand English, so I was interpreting.

And you know the way the American preacher preaches, they don’t stay in one spot like me, they move around a bit.

And as this preacher was preaching all of a sudden he came down from the altar stood in front of papa and began to say to him: thus said the Lord,

“everything I told you is about to come to past”

then he turned round and went back to the altar and continued preaching.

Papa asked me, ‘what did he say?.

I said when we get home.

Because I want to hear the rest of the sermon.

When we got home, Papa said what did the man said?

I said the man said” “the promises of God for you they are about to come to past”.

Papa began to cry; I waited for him to finish crying, to ask what are the promises?

Then he told me the promises, how the Almighty God told him that through him, he will start a Church and that the church will spread throughout the whole world.

If God says that is about to happen, well! Papa was weeping, I was happy,  I was glad that the Almighty God has brought me to a Church that God said He will spread throughout the whole world.

Less than one year later papa was dying and he called those who were by his death bed and said tell the congregation on Sunday that from now on they will begin to laugh.

That was some thirty something years ago, today by the grace of God; The Redeem Christian church of God is in one hundred and seventy four nations of the world.

God made a promise, He fulfilled his promise and today we are laughing.

We are laughing and I tell you one of the reasons we are laughing. I say this to encourage someone.

I have just returned from a long journey to the far East Malaysia and considering the situation in Malaysia you will understand that I find it incredible to discover that Malaysia now has forty five branches of The Redeemed Christian church of God.

I held a Holy Ghost rally, my children told me they have rented a very big hall I thought they were joking, I got there it was a massive hall, the place was jammed, I gave the altar call two thousand four hundred people gave their lives to Jesus in one night, if that didn’t cause you to laugh I don’t know what will cause you to laugh.

Let me hear some shout halleluiah!

I’m believing God for someone here tonight, all the prophecies that you have been writing down, before the end of this month, all of them will be fulfilled in Jesus name.

God makes you laugh; when He decides to overrule your doubts. Sarah laughed when God spoke and said you are going to have a son, she laughed she didn’t believe,

And it is true that the Bible says the just shall live by faith.

In fact God repeated it four times, Habakkuk 2 v 4, Romans 1 v 17, Galatians 3 v 11 and Hebrews 10 v 38. Four times God said the just shall live by faith. That means living by faith is so important to God that He repeated it four times.

However  God said in Isaiah 43 v 13 He said I will work who will let, in order words God says when I make up My mind that I want to do something, nobody can hinder Me, whether you believe Me or not.

If I say I am going to do something, I will do something. Sarah laughed, what I say I will do, I will do.

I know there might be some people here tonight, who will say I have heard God promised before and nothing has happened, I don’t believe He is going to do anything now.

Well, I have good news for you, tonight in particular it doesn’t matter your doubt, my God will over rule your doubt.

In 2King 4 v 8-17 when Elisha said to the Shunamite woman you will have a son in nine months’ time, she said to the man of God, ‘man of God don’t deceive me’, that means I don’t believe you.

But Elisha didn’t say anything after that one, God has spoken the matter is settled.

I know there might be some of you here who didn’t believe me at all, but I’m not the one who chose the theme for this month, Daddy chose the theme and He has made up His mind that;

There is someone here tonight, you are have been weeping every month, this time you are going to laugh.

Several years ago, a young man came to my office, brought by his friend and said sir, I have a big problem, what is the big problem?

The wife became mad and not only just mad, she is gone completely naked into the street.

And according to Yoruba believe, if somebody is mad and the madness is still within the house it can be handled, but when the madness has taken the madness nakedly to the market place that is madness for life.

So he said the wife has been mad publicly. And they have taken the woman and bundled her to the house of an herbalist somewhere in Kwara State.

So they gave me the address, I went, saw the woman and prayed and the husband was informed that yes I came and I prayed but the prayer didn’t last five minute.

How could five minute prayer deal with something this serious? The husband says let’s take the woman to physiatrist hospital and they took the woman to the specialist hospital, as God will have it, the specialist there says let observe her before we know what we I’ll give her, they observed her for two weeks.

And then they sent for the husband, ‘ sir if you say something is wrong with this woman something is wrong with you, because we have not given her any drug and injection and she is normal as normal can be normal.

I don’t care whether you believe or not tonight, in the name that is above every other names, this month you shall laugh!

God makes you laugh when He turns all His prophecies to a single decree, you see when you are hearing, “thus saith the Lord” that is a prophecy but when the Almighty God just decided that “let there be light” there will be light, there is no need for waiting.

In Psalm 33 v 8-9 the reason the whole earth should fear before God is that whenever He spoke it is done. All He has to do is just say it, and it is done.

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said some people are convinced that you are going to drown in sorrow; God says this month I will surprise them.

The Lord asks someone here tonight to get ready for a miracle that will open doors to many other miracles.

Like I said in Genesis 1 v 1-3 the Bible says in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth, the earth was without form and void and darkness was on the face of the deep and the Spirit of the Lord moves along the face of the water and God said let there be light.

When did the light come?

Immediately!

There was no need to vote on it, there was no delay because God decreed it.

Some of you will remember the testimony; it wasn’t too long ago now when husband and wife stood here to testify.

Two of them came to me and said daddy we are believing God for the fruit of the womb, I said ok what kind of baby do you want?

The husband said a boy; the wife said a girl and they spoke simultaneously. So I said okay maybe we better made it a twin then; one boy and one girl.

Both of them said amen, that was the end of the discussion, nine month later the husband was carrying the boy, the wife was carrying the girl.

Let me ask you tonight, how do you want your babies? So shall it be in Jesus name.

God makes you laugh when He decided to show His Almightiness, He said to Sarah,

He said you laughed,

She said I didn’t laugh,

He said you laughed! He said I know why you laugh;

He said but is anything too hard for the Lord?

Is there anything the Almighty cannot do?

Luke 1 v 37 the Bible says for with God nothing shall be impossible;

He is not talking about with man, He is not talking about with your husband, He is not talking with you pastor, He is not talking with your general overseer, He said with God nothing shall be impossible.

Thank you my Lord, the Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said you’ve had your own share of shame and disgrace, he says get ready for his season of glory.

Thank you Daddy, Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said your progress has been painfully slow he says I promise you, you will be flying.

Matthew 3 v 9 tells us that the God we are talking about is able to produce children out of stones!

That is God, and you are hearing words like this, the enemies tries to tell you what the doctor has said, the condition of your husband, the condition of your wife, the problems in the past, no, take your eyes off men.

Look unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith and He will show you, He is The Almighty.

Maybe I should remind you of the testimony, of a sister who was barren for several years and the relative of the husband called the husband and said to him, stop wasting your time your wife will never have a child.

Forget because the evil ones have tampered with her womb.

And she came to one Holy ghost service like this and the word of God came and said;

There is someone here, they said you will never have a child but the Almighty God said, get ready for a set of twins.

She grabbed it.

The following month she was pregnant, she went to the hospital to check; they said, yes you are pregnant, we don’t know how it happened, but you are pregnant.

She said no, God said twins.

They said okay no argument.

She went back a couple of month later, they checked and say ‘now we can see twins’.

And because they were well off they decided to go abroad for deliveries they don’t want to take chances.

And the husband told the doctors, ‘I don’t  want a situation where they  will say the woman was in labor and one child died, bring out the children, do it by operation, so they put the woman to sleep and brought out the set of twins.

When she woke up she saw everybody looking at her strangely.

She said what is the problem?

Where are my children?  They said no problem your children are fine.

The couple told the doctor, we don’t need more children tie the womb.

The doctor said I have performed more than four thousand deliveries, this is the first time that am seeing a woman deliver a set of twins without a womb, because when they say tie the womb, he searched and said where did I get this children from?

There is no womb!

There is somebody here tonight, it doesn’t matter how hopeless they say your case is God will proof himself to be the Almighty.

God makes you laugh when He makes the impossible possible.

In Jeremiah 32 v 27 He said behold I am the Lord the God of all flesh, is anything too hard for me?

Exodus 17 v 3-6 tells us that this God can bring water out of the rock.

Now I want all of us to please take note, that yes tonight we are focusing on the fruit of the womb but this thing is much more than the fruit of womb; this particular program is for those of you who are tired of fruitless effort.

This is the special night for those of you who are tired of failure.

This is a special night for those people who have tried their best in business, in academic in everything and found that they have labor but they have nothing to show for it.

God will make you laugh.

There is a God who can bring water out of the rock and that God is here tonight, determined to make you laugh.

I tell you a story to encourage you, I told you that several years ago anytime I was visiting London one of my son there who was a taxi driver will come and meet me and take me to where I will stay.

And as we go home along the route there was a place there where they were selling second hand Rolls Royce cars and I will sit in the taxi and look in that direction and say one day I am going to drive one of this thing out of that place and my boy will say amen. (You know the kind of amen)

Keep on dreaming; if you want to deceive yourself go ahead, without my taxi you can’t even get home.

But one day we were passing through the same place and I looked in that direction and say one day and going to drive out one of this Rolls Royce out of that place and he said amen as usual.

Then a little bit down the street there was a shirt where they were selling clothe, they put up a big sign SALE,

So I said let’s stop here I may be able to get some shirts and we got there and I began to look at the shirt, twenty five pounds, thirty pounds, forty pounds, so I said to my son, this stupid people I thought they were doing SALE, let’s go.

As we moved towards the taxi, my boy began to laugh, now I understand why he was laughing; here is a man who cannot buy a twenty five pounds shirt and he wanted to buy a Rolls Royce, he was laughing. I didn’t say anything to him.

I looked up to God and said I hope you know this boy is laughing at both of us?

He is laughing at me and you are my employer, he says that there is no way in life I can ever ride a Rolls Royce, over to you.

Some months later I travelled to American and as I was passing London on my way back and as usual he was there to receive me.

He carried my bag; and as he was about to put my bags in his taxi, one of my son showed up and said, daddy please don’t put that into the taxi, this car is for you, it is second hand but it is a Rolls Royce.

I looked at my son and he looked at me and we began to laugh.

There is somebody here tonight, God will make you laugh!

There are things in your life now that might look totally impossible, the God I serve will make that  impossible to be possible in Jesus name.

God makes you laugh when He decides to reverse the irreversible.

In Ezekiel 37 v 1-10 the Bible tells us about a valley full of dry bones and the Bible says lo they were very dry, the Bible says the Spirit of God took the prophet Ezekiel and placed him in the valley of dry bones.

And God asked him, these bones that are dry, very dry can they live?

The man of God said my faith can’t carry this one. God only you can tell and the Almighty God said to the prophet okay, you prophecy, just say to dry bones, live again!

You know the rest of the story, the man of God obeyed and the dry bone came together bone to bone flesh covered them, the man of God prophecy again; the wind blew and what was dry bone became a mighty army, God can reverse the irreversible!

All that is required is for His prophet to prophecy

And I prophecy to you tonight, every irreversible shall be reversed in Jesus name.

The Almighty God said there is someone here tonight, He said by the time I finish with you, even those who are mocking you now will help you shout halleluiah!

Daddy said Lazarus heard My voice and came out of the tomb, He said your womb will hear My voice tonight.

I have told you this story before, this is a night for stories because God is going to make somebody laugh.

Several years ago, I was still a young lecturer at the University of Lagos, I went to Nsukka to mark WAEC exams.

I didn’t go with my car; it was a second hand Dodged Avenger. I wasn’t sure it won’t park up on the way so I didn’t travel with it.

When we finish marking, I came and I stood on the road side, in Asaba, looking for a lift for somebody to bring me to Lagos.

Whenever I saw a small old car coming, I will wave and they will just zoom past, none of them waited.

Finally I saw a Mercedes Benz 280 brand new coming. I didn’t bother to wave because I say this one is not going to wait.

And he zoomed past me, I think I must have lifted my hand weakly and the driver who happen to be the owner must have seen my hands going up a little and he stopped and reversed to where I was.

And he was one of these people who have either have spent several years in America or just like to speak like an American.

He said, “You want a lift?”

I said yes sir.

He said, “Get in men!”

So I got in men!

I put my little bag on the floor in the car and since he was driving and there was a friend sitting beside him, so I found myself sitting in the owner’s corner.

The whole thing was air-conditioned.

One moment I was in the sun in another moment I was sitting in the owner’s corner, the cool air was very, very refreshing.

I felt like laughing but in that kind of situation you better don’t laugh out loud.

Because I don’t want to laugh and I don’t want the man to look back and say what is funny dude?

He brought me to Lagos and said “where do you want to stop?

I said anywhere sir, I am already in Lagos,

He said no, give me your address, and he drove me all the way home.

After he has left that was when it was time for me to laugh!

There is laughter waiting for you at home, you are going to laugh! God will make you laugh.

God makes you laugh when He stops all the mockers;

I wasn’t there but I could imagine when all of a sudden the belly of Sarah began to bulge, that those people who had written her off looked at her and said Mama Sarah must have eaten excess pounded yam.

And she must have been laughing quietly, keep mocking you will soon see, the pregnancy became seven month, eight month.

I’m sure some of them must have been looking at father Abraham; and saying…

What are you looking at?

Why don’t you take this woman to the physician?

Can’t you see your wife is sick?

They though it was sickness they didn’t know it was a bundle of joy.

God will surprise your mockers.

Sarah said it in Genesis 21 v 7 who would have said that Sarah will give child suck? Who would have believed that I will ever have course to rejoice.

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said the pendulum of your life has begun a new upward swing and it will never come down again.

In Samuel 2 v 1-5 Another woman who was considered barren Hannah by name sang a song to the Almighty God, She said at long last God has enlarge your mouth over your adversaries.

God will enlarge your mouth over your adversaries.

You probably remember the story of a woman who had four daughters, and all daughters are not married.

The youngest of the four I think was twenty eight, thirty and thirty two. They were like that in that series.

This was a woman committed to evangelism, every morning, very early in the morning she will go round the street ringing her bell and say everybody wake up, give your life to Jesus, surrender your life to Jesus.

One day one neighbor said woman why don’t you stop deceiving people. Saying that your Jesus can do everything,

If your Jesus can do everything, how come you have four daughters and not one of them is married?

I pray for you today, everything in your life that is causing people to say where is your God, my God will remove it tonight.

That was when the old woman came and said help me man of God pray for me what do I do.

And the Spirit of God asks me to ask some question and I discover that at the time of ignorance when each daughter was born, each one was dedicated to the IFA oracle.

I said I see, the Almighty God asked me to tell IFA to take his hands off these daughters of God, we prayed a simple prayer, within one year all four daughters were married and as they were getting married pregnancies followed.

Everything in your life that is not making your joy to be completely full, my Father will deal with it tonight in Jesus name.

God makes you to laugh when He decides to do something completely new.

It was something completely new for a ninety year old woman to become pregnant.

It has never happened before, but then in Exodus 14 v 13-28 when God decided to open the red sea it was something that had never happen before.

In Daniel 3 v 14-30 when Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego went into the fiery furnace without being burnt it is clear something completely new, something that had never happened before.

So I don’t know what is the situation you find yourself in whether physically, materially or spiritually, God will do something new.

Some of you , particularly will remember a young man who when he was born had only one testicle and the parent in an attempt to help him, took him to a herbalist to try and see if something can be done about it and in the process the herbalist destroy the only good testicle.

Which automatically means now the boy can never have a child because no testicle at all.

Then we held a program at Row Park, it was the first program I held as general overseer, Row Park.

And while the program was on, the boy felt something is happening under him.

And he did a check and discovered that instead of one testicle they were two.

The day he came to see me in the office to share his testimony he came with his wife and the wife was pregnant.

He said sir,  do you want me to show you?

I said there is no need I can see the evidence.

Something brand new, creative miracle will be your portion here tonight in Jesus name.

God makes you laugh when He causes you to sing a new song,

In Exodus 15 v 1 -18 after the opening of the red sea and the children of Israel who the night before were afraid that they were going to die, they were now saying there is no one like our God.

Nine month before, Sarah was saying how can I ever have a child, but after nine month he said the Lord as made me to laugh.

The Almighty God is about to put a new song in the mouth of someone here tonight.

Now I will close with the testimony of one of my pastor that we heard earlier this year; they have been married for twenty six years no fruit of the womb, then the almighty God moved in and now she could say to people.

Do you see these three children; the name of the first one is Miracle, Sign, the name of the third is Wonders and all three are mine.

Somebody is about to sing, I was barren now I have triplet. I was condemned to die, now am completely whole again. I was a tenant now I am a landlord. They thought I was going to drown in sorrow, now see me shouting halleluiah!

I can hear the sound of music coming from the home of many people who are here tonight, I can hear of singing:

I am serving the God of miracle

I know, yes I know

I am serving the God of miracle

I know, yes I know

Who is the one who will be singing that song?

Let me hear you shout halleluiah!

Let me conclude; the Bible says in Psalm 16 v 11 He says in the presence of God there is the fullness of joy and at His right hand there are pleasure forever more.

But in the same book of Psalm, Psalm 16 v 4 He said the sorrow of those who run after other gods shall be multiplied.

On one side in the presence of God there is the fullness of joy, on the other side the sorrow of those who run after other gods shall be multiplied and the choice is yours.

Do I want to be on the side of God and enjoy fullness of joy, or do I want to run after other gods and have my sorrow multiply?

The choice is yours but you cannot take the two together, like I told you last month those of you who were here, you either serve God hundred percent or serve the devil hundred percent, you can’t combine the two. Impossible!

You are either hundred percent a child of God, absolutely, completely on the side of Jesus or you are hundred percent on the side of the child of the devil, there is no gray area; it is either black or white period.

You cannot serve God and serve the devil at the same time it is not possible at all.

I had a confrontation with a traditional ruler not too long ago; who told me that the reason they worship a particular tree in his town is because it was under that tree that the founder of the town sat when he came to start the town.

I said how long ago was that?

He said about two hundred years ago, he said that is why the tree is scared.

I said Kabeyesi, you want to compare a tree that is two hundred years old tree with the Ancient of Days?

Who planted the tree?

You have to choose, no compromise, if you want to serve God, you serve God hundred percent, I didn’t say there is not going to be persecution, the evidence that you are truly in the light is that darkness will criticize.

You are not serving God until people begin to say you are a fanatic. You must be hundred percent for God, let them know you belong to Jesus Christ.

Let me tell you one thing, if you start a project for God , the enemy must criticize you, darkness must always speak up against light, that is the law.

If you don’t belief me, ask Noah, when God told him to build an ark, what happened?

They mocked him; look at this silly old man, building an ark when there is no rain, where is the river where he will put the thing.

When Nehemiah decided to build the wall of Jerusalem, criticism came from right left and center, everybody trying to make sure the wall will not be built.

One way you will know you are doing what God wants you to do is that the world must criticize you.

If you say you are a Christian and your co friend, your co sinner didn’t say you have accepted madness with religion, I’m not sure you are truly born again.

So tonight you have a choice, on the right; the presence of God there is the fullness of joy, on the left; they that run after other gods shall have their sorrow multiplied, what is your choice?

If you are here tonight and you have not given your life to Jesus Christ before now, come and do so now.

I advise you to choose the side of God that is where joy is.

Come now, the Almighty God is waiting, He will save your soul, He will forgive your sin, He will give you a brand new beginning and you will laugh.

Because God will make you laugh.

So if you want to come begin to come now.

Those of you in the front begin to call on God, ask Him to save your soul ask Him to forgive you your sins, tell Him you are very sorry for all the evils you have done in the past.

Promise Him from now on you will do his will, ask Him to forgive you, ask Him to save your soul.

That from now on He will be your Lord and savior.

The rest of us let us intercede for these people, that  God will have mercy on them, that the One who saved your soul will save their own soul also.

Pray for them.

Ask the Almighty God to be merciful unto you, to forgive you all your sins, ask Him to give you a brand new beginning.

… In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Father, I want to bless your Holy Name, I want to thank you for your Word, I want to thank you for all these your children who have decided to surrender their lives to you today, please on their behalf accept our thank in Jesus name.

Father you promised that whosoever come to you will not cast out, Father please receive them in Jesus name.

Forgive them in Jesus name, let your blood wipe away their sins.

Write their names in the Book of Life, please Lord don’t let them ever go back into the world, from now on anytime they call on you, answer them by fire, give them a new beginning.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward tonight, I want to promise you that from now on we will be praying for you.

So I am going to need your name, your address and prayer request.

PRAYER POINT

1.     Praise Him that your time has come at last

2.     The Bible says when God turn the captivity of Zion we were like those that dream, Father please turn my captivity today

3.     Father, I will sow in tears, let reap in joy.

4.     Father, if you are paying only one person a special visit tonight; let it be me.

5.     Father please fulfill all your prophecies concerning me tonight

6.     Father, please decree my fruitfulness right now.

7.     Father, please fill my mouth with laughter this mouth

8.     Father, before this month ends let me sing a new song.

9.     Father, in life tonight prove your Almightiness

10.    Father, please make my neighbor laughs too

11.   Your personal request.

 

LET SOMEBODY SHOUT HALLELUA

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

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A TASTE OF HEAVEN

15th of December, 2006

A TASTE OF HEAVEN 15th of December, 2006

Alleluia! Thank You Jesus! Well let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Beloved, it was not a feeble ‘Alleluia!’ that pushed down the wall of Jericho. The Bible said the people shouted with a great shout. If you want your own wall of Jericho to fall tonight let me hear you give a big, big shout of Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

David said in Psalm 108:1-3 he said my heart is fixed O Lord, my heart is fixed, he said I will sing and I will give praise, He said I will praise You among the people. He said it doesn’t matter what I am going through now, I’m going to praise You! I’ve made up my mind! My heart is fixed.

And the Almighty God said, if that is the case, My own heart is also fixed, I will promote you. I will defend you. I will honour you. I will make you famous. I will give you a taste of heaven. There is somebody here tonight who is going to have a taste of heaven. If you are that fellow I want you to go ahead and praise the Almighty God! Go ahead, praise Him! Magnify His Holy Name!

Praise Him until He will look down from heaven and say My heart is fixed concerning you! That as far as you are concerned, I will promote you, I will honour you, I will defend you. I will make you famous. I will give you a taste of heaven! Praise, praise the Almighty God! Magnify His Holy Name! Praise Him from the bottom of your heart! Give Him all glory! Give Him all honour! Sing unto Him! Praise His Holy Name! Tell Him You love Him! Tell Him You appreciate Him! Let Him know that there is no one like Him! Give Him all glory! Give Him all honour!

Give Him all Adoration! Praise Him! Praise Him! Magnify His Holy Name! He’s worthy to be praised! He’s worthy to be magnified! He’s worthy to be adored! Praise Him! Praise His Holy Name! He’s greatly to be praised! Give Him all glory! Give Him all honour! Give Him all adoration! Praise Him until He will look down from heaven and say, concerning you my heart is fixed! .. That as far as you are concerned I will promote you, I will honour you, I will defend you. I will make you famous. I will give you a taste of heaven! Praise Him! Give Him all glory! Sing unto Him! Sing to the Almighty God and give Him all glory, give Him all honour, give him all adoration! He’s worthy to be praised! He’s worthy to be adored! Magnify His Holy Name! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Oh yes He’s worthy, He’s worthy to be praised! There’s no one like You Daddy! You are the Almighty! When You speak it is done. We give You all glory! We give You all honor! We give You all adoration tonight! Blessed be Your Holy Name! You are the King of Kings!! and the Lord of Lords!! There is no one like You! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Father! Thank You Lord! Thank You Almighty God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now lift your voice to the Almighty God and pray this one prayer loud and clear and say Father, give me a taste of heaven tonight! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God! Father, give me a taste of heaven tonight! Almighty God give me a taste of heaven tonight! Give me a taste of heaven tonight Lord! I want to have a taste of heaven tonight! This very night! O Lord God Almighty! give me a taste of heaven tonight! I know if I just have a taste of heaven everything will change, everything will become different“ Lord give me a taste of heaven tonight, give me a taste of heaven! Almighty God give me a taste of heaven! give me a taste of heaven tonight!  Blessed be Your Holy Name! give me a taste of heaven tonight! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

I know that the whole place is jammed tonight but if you can find a place to kneel, let’s go before our Maker.

 

Let’s worship Him.

(singing)…. You are high and lifted up, there is no one like You  You are the most high God …….

..Eternal Rock of Ages we bless Your Holy Name! Father – There is no one like You “ You are greater than the greatest, You are better than the best, You are stronger than the strongest, You are richer than the richest; You are older than the oldest,  You are wiser than the wisest; You are the Almighty God! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Father, Glory be to Your Holy Name!  Thank You for Monday. Thank You for Tuesday! Thank You for Wednesday! Thank You for yesterday!  Thank You for today! Thank You in advance for tomorrow! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Accept our worship in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Father, Your children have come. Tonight meet every need. Let every problem be solved. Save souls. Heal the sick. Set the captives free, Let there be joy today. Let there be victory today. Let there be testimonies today. Let Your Name be glorified today! Thank You Father!  in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Let somebody shout another ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

I want you to shake hands with one or two people and tell them I will have a taste of heaven tonight. Say it as if you mean it.

God bless you! You may be seated!

As of 7.30 pm this evening the number of babies born during this Congress increased to 31 and the boys are leading seriously  21 boys and 10 girls. Let the boys shout:

Praise the Lord!! And let the girls shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

I bring greetings to all of you who are watching by internet all over the world. I pray that the miracles God will perform here tonight will go through the internet to you in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

My Daddy told me He was going to heal 144,000 people and He did exactly that so I was emboldened to ask Him for tonight. Daddy how many are You going to heal tonight. He said many. I said forgive me but how many? He said you won’t be able to count them, they will be a multitude.

If you are one of the multitude that God will heal tonight let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Before I go very quickly into the Word of God because we know a little bit of our time is gone, I want to give glory to the Almighty God for all the speakers of tonight. Reverend John Hagee I want you to know we love you and you are welcome back any time! I want to say thank you very much to my in-law. where is my in-law? Okay it seems that the in-law is already doing what in-laws do. And I also want to thank God for my great son; he seems to have disappeared too “ Bishop Oyedepo. I thank all of you for being a blessing to us and God will bless you in return. As for Joe Olaiya, I’m sure you know “ any time he stands up, fire comes down.

The Almighty God will sustain all of you and prosper all your ministries. I want to thank God for the life of all ministers of God “ everyone of you that have come from various ministries that we could not mention your names one by one. Please it is not that we think you are unimportant. No, no no! it is like as I used to tell you it is so that when I come to your place you will not introduce me. The Almighty God Himself will introduce all of you. (Amen!) Mark 5:25-34 “ I may not read it all “ as soon as I read a little bit of it you will know the rest of the story.  Mark 5:25-34 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,

26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.

29And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.

30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes? Let me jump to verse 34…

31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.

33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.

34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

There is somebody here tonight, whatever plague you brought, you will not go home with it in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

For the sake of those of you who are coming for the first time during this Congress let me very quickly tell you the thing we learnt on day one so that next year you will know you shouldn’t miss any days  we talked about heaven that heaven is a place where there is no sickness, no sorrow, no problems even as the Bishop told us. We also said that heaven is a person that what makes a palace a palace is because of the king who lives there and that that person came to earth in the body of our Lord Jesus Christ so that wherever you see Jesus moving you know that is heaven moving there.

Here we also learnt during the week that whenever heaven comes down even though there will be a multitude of people it is always an individual who gets a miracle! And as you see in the story we have just read there was a multitude round about Jesus, only one woman got a miracle!

When Jesus said who touched me, the disciples said unto Him: Can’t you see the crowd? All these people are jostling round You! But Jesus said no, no only one fellow, one fellow touched me.

Only one fellow got a miracle. Now who is the one fellow who will get a miracle tonight? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

This woman had problems. She was sick. She was poor because everything she had had gone on the sickness that refused to go. She was sad. You don’t have to be there to know that one. She was a reproach to the family. She was carrying as it were a curse,. She was always ashamed of herself. Of course nobody needs to tell you that she was barren because even if she had a husband because of the issue of blood there was no pregnancy. But then she had a taste of heaven. She had a contact with the one who was heaven on earth and everything changed! Her sickness left.

The thing that was draining her resources was gone. Her reproach ended. There was no more shame in her life, her shame was turned to glory! And I can assure you her sorrow become joy.

I have good news for somebody here today. Are you sick? You will have a taste of heaven and you will be made whole.

Are you poor? You will have a taste of heaven and in the Mighty Name of Jesus, when you come next year you will come as a millionaire. (Amen!)

Are you a reproach tonight? Because of the taste of heaven you are going to have you will become a testimony! (Amen!)

Are you sad?  I have good news for you. You are going to enter the New Year with joy! (Amen!)

If you are the one I am talking to let me hear your ‘Amen!’ (Amen!)

If what I am saying does not concern you then you keep quiet but I know that there is someone here tonight because you are going to have a taste of heaven, your future is going to be all right.

Thank You Father! I know it is going to be  a wonderful night. The Lord said there is a woman here He says your monthly period gushes out like a tap of water. The Lord asked me to tell you that has been corrected. (Amen!)

And one of the first persons that God is healing tonight God said your neck is so stiff you can’t turn it that to turn it you have to turn your entire body. The Lord asked me to tell you, turn your head because it had been made whole. (Amen!)

Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said the fountain of sorrow in your family has dried up. (Amen!)

If you are that one let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Very, very quickly

I want to be brief because of time… when that woman touched Jesus she touched the prophet, the Prophet. You see all prophets had always said, thus saith the Lord or the Word of the Lord came unto me saying but Jesus Christ is the Prophet.

Whenever He wants tot talk He will say, Verily, verily I say unto you because this woman touched Jesus who was heaven on earth and touched the Prophet her own prophecy became fulfilled because she said, if I can touch the hem of His garment I will be healed.

She prophesied. Came in contact with the prophet and her prophesy came to pass. I have good news for somebody here today, before you leave here, because of the taste of heaven you are going to have, you will prophesy and it will come to pass. (Amen!) You better say ‘Amen!’ loud and clear. (Amen!)

Thank You Father! The healing has already started and the Lord says there is someone her with a recurrent, acute stomach pain. The Lord said you will never hear of it again. (Amen!)

How did I know that by the time you leave here? Because the Bible says in Acts 2:17-18 that it will come to pass in the last days I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh and your sons and your daughters shall multiply and these are the last days that is why your prophesies will be fulfilled tonight. Remember the Almighty God said in Numbers 14:26-28 He said as you have spoken in my ears so will I do into you.

The Shulamite woman when the Man of God asked her how is it with you? She prophesied to herself. At first she said it will be well. At the end she said it is well.

Let me hear somebody say it loud and clear: It is well with me!

You have probably heard me share the testimony. I went to dedicate one of our churches in the east and as is my custom, anytime I come in I will drop a prophecy.

I just entered the church and I said there is somebody here who will never weep again. And there was a man there, who has suffered a stroke and he had been in sorrow from that day. As soon as he heard that word he grabbed it and said Ah, thank God it is me. Within 5 minutes he was completely whole!

May I prophesy to you tonight “there is somebody here tonight who will never weep again! (Amen!)

If you are the one let me hear you say ‘Amen!’ loud and clear! (Amen!)

Some of you who come to the Holy Ghost Services regularly you will remember the testimony of a lady who came to the Congress like this and a word of prophesy came out that there was a woman present whose womb had been destroyed through abortion and God said I will give you a mew womb and I will give you a set of twins.

Ah! And she said O God Thank You – that’s me! But after the programme she went to the altar and said Lord, thank You for what you said You are going to do for me but I don’t have the capacity to handle twins. Make it just one but let it be a boy and let the boy be born on my birthday. She negotiated her prophesy. 9 months later on her very birthday a baby boy was born! And then after she negotiated that she said to the Almighty God You know I’m HIV + what is the use of  having a baby if I’m not going to live to take care of the baby? Complete the job! Heal me too and she went for another test and she tested HIV – .

There is somebody here who’s going to prophesy to himself or herself.. open your  mouth and say loud and clear “ my tomorrow is going to be all right. You better say it loud and clear! My tomorrow is going to be all right And then because this woman touched Jesus who was heaven on earth she touched the high priest because according to Hebrews 4:14 & 15 the Bible tells us that we have in Jesus Christ a high priest, a high priest that can be touched by our feelings of infirmity.

Thank You Father! There is somebody here tonight the Lord said I should tell you I will give you a new intestine. (Amen!)

The fellow concerned will know what that one means.

The Lord said there is someone here tonight He said your case is the major concern in your family. The Lord asked me to tell you, your family will rejoice over you soon. (Amen!)

Oh Thank You my Father! The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said you think I have abandoned you. No I have not done so and before the end of the year you will know I am by your side. (Amen!)

This woman touched our high priest a compassionate high priest, a merciful high priest.

Do you know if you have a taste of heaven because He is high priest you too will become a priest. What does that mean? It means if you have a taste of heaven just as that woman touched Jesus and was healed anyone you touch will also be healed.

In other words there is someone here tonight you are not only going to be healed but from now on anyone you touch shall be healed. (Amen!)

The Lord said in Mark 16:17 & 18 that you will lay hands in the sick and they shall recover.

I have good news for you. When you leave here you will leave with the healing virtue of God flowing out of you. (Amen!)

There was a man who had a taste of heaven. His name was Paul. He used to be Saul of Tarsus then he had a taste of heaven and he had a new name and they began to call him Paul.

And the Bible says in Acts 19:11-12, that God performed special miracles by the hand of Paul, that from his body aprons and handkerchiefs were taken from his body to the sick and they were healed and demons departed from them.

I want to prophesy to you tonight because heaven has come to earth even your dress will begin to heal. (Amen!)

You heard the testimonies that came tonight, those who went away with the dress they wore to one of the programmes and began to use those dresses to heal you will be the next fellow to share your testimony. (Amen!)

Take good care of the dress that you are wearing tonight because the power of the Most High God is going to saturate every bit of it. (Amen!)

Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here any time you stand up your knees will be trembling that is why you can’t walk on your own. The Lord asked me to tell you, you can stand now and you can walk because He has taken care of the problem.

Ah! The Lord said there is a woman here… the way He said it is that the heat-generator in your womb has been taken away. (Amen!)

Let me say ‘Amen!’ to that one before I tell you. The Lord said I have commanded the wind to blow in your surprise. (Amen!)

The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said the clouds are already gathering for your showers of blessings. (Amen!)

Talking about your dress healing the sick, some of you have heard me share the testimony before: I’ve just returned from the United States of America when a sister came to us and said, help me sir, my grandmother was sick. They took her to the hospital and operated on her.

Maybe because of old age because she was very old, when they sewed her back it refused to heal and so whenever she ate the food was coming out of the wound.  The doctors said there was nothing they could do for her that she was going to die. She said please sir, anything you can do.

My grandmother is old. Let her be healed before she dies. I don’t like the situation in which she was. I told her I’m too tired to travel but I said the God of Paul is also my God so I asked her to go and get me a handkerchief. She brought a handkerchief. I laid my hands on the handkerchief; prayed a simple prayer and asked her to take it to the grandmother. She took it by faith – Laid it on the wound.

By the following day the doctors came to check whether Grandma had died. They could not even find the scar of where they had operated on her!

In that Name that is above every other name, everyone the dress you are wearing tonight will touch, will be healed in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

She touched Jesus and touched the prophet. She touched Jesus and touched the priest. She touched Jesus who was heaven on earth and had a taste of the King of Kings! Revelation 19:11-16 it is done!

As a matter of fact a man came to Jesus Christ and he said you don’t have to come to my house to heal my servant, speak the Word only because I know there is power in your Word because there is power in the Word of the king! What is the beauty of that? If you have a taste of heaven you can prophesy and it will come to pass because you would have touched the prophet. If you have a taste of heaven you would have touched the high priest and you would become a priest so that whoever you touch would be healed.

When you have a taste of heaven you would have touched the king of kings and you too would become a king and then you will begin to rule by decree.

In Revelation 1:5-6 Alleluia!

The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said the word ‘frozen’ is a good description of your present situation.  Everything about you is frozen completely“not just standing still but frozen. The Almighty asked me to tell you; by the time the sun rises I would have changed everything. (Amen!)

Thank You Lord!

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said you are at a crossroad in your life and you don’t even know where to turn. Daddy asked me to tell you, I will direct you. (Amen!)

When you touch the high priest, you yourself will become a priest because Revelation 1:5-6 said Jesus Christ had made us priests and kings to His father and when you are a king you will begin to rule by decree.

The Bible says in Job 22:28, it said you will decree a thing and it will be established unto you. In Matthew 16:19 whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. It went further to say in Isaiah 45:11 the Almighty God said you can even extend the decree to Him, He said: Concerning the works of my hand, command ye me!!

Tonight, because you are going to have a taste of heaven, every decree you issue shall come to pass. (Amen!)

I didn’t hear your ‘Amen!’ to that one. (Amen!)

Let me remind you of a story. Remember, I told some of you before. I went to Ghana to visit our churches there. As I finished I came back to the airport and because I knew my driver would be waiting for me here at the airport in Nigeria., every money in my pocket I handed it over to the missionaries there. And they left. After they left the plane that was supposed to bring us to Nigeria, there was an announcement “ that that plane would  first of all take those who were going to Sierra Leone to Sierra Leone before coming back to take us to Lagos!  And I was hungry. I had no money left. What do I do?

Suddenly I remembered I can decree a thing and it shall be established. So I said I decree all the officers of Ghana Airways you will have no rest of mind until I leave this place. And I said it quietly. Within five minutes “all the officers of the airways ran to where we were staying: Where are those of you who are going to Nigeria? We said we are here! Has anybody given you something to eat? We said no. We are sorry, there is no food. We only have this big cake. Half bread is better than nothing. So they cut the big cake to slices and gave us one-one. Because I was hungry I finished my own in a jiffy. They gave us a bottle of coke each. I drank my own almost immediately! And then the leader of the group came to me and said. You want more? There is only one slice left. I said, yes ma! She gave me that one and gave me another bottle of coke. I ate that one like a gentleman and I was still drinking the bottle of coke when they made an announcement.

The plane will go to Nigeria first before going to Sierra Leone. I said good!. When I was about to enter the plane I turned round and said, you officers of Ghana Airways, now you can have peace of mind.

You want me to decree something tonight? I didn’t hear you!

I hereby decree all those who will not let you reach your goal, they will not have peace of mind anymore! (Amen!)

When you have a taste of heaven you can prophesy and it will come to pass because you would have touched the prophet. If you have a taste of heaven you can become a priest because you would have touched the high-priest. When you have a taste of heaven you become a king and begin to rule by decree because you would have touched the King of Kings! So how do I have a taste of heaven? How do I touch heaven on earth? It’s by faith. Aggressive faith!

You see in this story we read in Mark 5:34 when the woman with the issue of blood was made whole. What was it that Jesus said to her? Daughter, they faith has made thee whole. He didn’t say Daughter I have healed you. He didn’t say Daughter; the power of the virtue that came out of me has made you whole! He said they faith has made the whole! And for those of you who were here yesterday you know what I’m talking about. Not ordinary faith! Aggressive faith! Because the woman came in the press behind she forced her way in! There was a multitude there and she moved in from the back“pushed one fellow to the right, the next fellow to the left and the other “Ah! What’s wrong with you? I will tell you when I’m coming back! She pushed another fellow! Pushed another fellow until she got to Jesus! Aggressive faith!

There is something about God and that is God is not a talkative. The Bible says God has spoken once. Twice have I heard it that power belongs to God. When God speaks twice it is grace. When He speaks 3 times it is Amazing Grace but 4 times!! 4 times God said the just shall live by faith! How many times 4 times: Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10: 38 4 times “the just shall live by faith. I pray for you tonight that the Almighty God will put fire into your faith “

The kind of faith that will move mountains, God will release to you in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said I will reshape your future! (Amen!)

Oh Thank You Daddy! The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said I should tell you your son shall never set again. (Amen!)

Aggressive faith we have the testimony of a woman she went to visit her children in London and while she was there she had a stroke. If somebody has a stroke in Nigeria they want to take the fellow to London for better treatment.

This woman said take me to Nigeria, take me to Redemption Camp. The children said Mama what’s wrong with you? Here you will get all the treatment you can! She said no, no, no.. Take me to Redemption Camp. If I get there I will be healed. Mama we know you go there to pray but God is everywhere! She said to the children, I know He is everywhere but Redemption Camp is His headquarters. Take me there! They brought her back from London. The moment she stepped on this ground “complete healing! Because of aggressive faith!!Is there anybody here tonight who says because I am at the headquarters of Almighty God I will not go home with my problem?

Is there anybody like that here? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

I will get out of your way soon because there are certain things to do tonight that you have never done before. We don’t come here just to be healed tonight we want to become healing vessels in the hand of God. We don’t want just to be blessed tonight; we want to become a blessing! We don’t come here tonight just to receive a miracle; we want to become carriers of miracles. How many of you agree with what I have said?

If that’s what you want let me hear you say ‘Amen!’ loud and clear.

Oh Thank You Jesus! Now let me conclude in Mark 2:1-12

Thank You Father!’Amen!’ and ‘Amen!’ and ‘Amen!’ The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said the era of progressive greatness in your family begins now! (Amen!)

O Thank You Lord! And Daddy says, He said I am your friend. He’s talking to someone. He says I am your friend therefore those who are blocking your way are blocking My way. I will uproot them! (Amen!)

Mark 2 Don’t be surprised if you get home after this Congress and certain things begin to happen. Let me assure you that some people are going to die suddenly! Because if God says I will uproot, He will uproot!  Everyone blocking the ways of the friends of God shall be uprooted!!!! Anyway Mark 2:1-12 is the story of one young man who was sick “paralyzed from the neck downwards and his friends brought him to Jesus and when they got there, there was no room for them to enter the house. There was a crowd there.

The doors were blocked, the windows were blocked. But these 4 boys that brought their friends, they had violent faith. They climbed to the roof. They tore the roof. It is interesting that the Bible did not even tell us who repaired the roof and they dropped their friend before Jesus.

The Bible said Jesus saw their faith! Their faith was raw, naked, violent! Great faith but yet Jesus said to that young man, faith or no faith, we have to take care of your sin first. He said thy sins be forgiven thee. He saw their faith“ raw faith, strong faith “ but before He could heal him, before He could give him his miracle, before He could give him his taste of heaven he said the issue of sin must be settled first. Listen to me my beloved brethren, when my boss speaks it is always true.

If He says it is well, it is well. If He says your tomorrow will be all right, it will be all right. And I’m telling you God is here tonight, if He says He’s going to heal a multitude, that’s what He will do. You could see the multitude and still ask yourself why am I still left out? If sin stays on in your life, it will block the healing power of the most High God.

That is why I want to appeal to those of you who are there who are not yet born again, those of you who have not surrendered your life to Jesus. If you want a taste of heaven you must surrender your life to Jesus first. Now, in this huge arena there are 36 altars. If you look around you will see the one that is very close to you because I know some of you are very, very, very far away.

If you want to surrender your life to Jesus Christ I want you to go to the altar that is nearest to you. At any altar you will find men of god there to attend to you.

They are already going now and I believe they will move a little faster because I know that some of you now are ready to surrender your life to Jesus Christ.

It is only those of you who are near this main altar who will come here when I ask you to begin to come. Those of you who are far away, farther than my eyes can see if you look around you will find a small altar very close to you. Every altar is printed in white and is flying a flag.

I will want you to go to the altar that is nearest to you if you want to surrender your life to Jesus Christ. Because I’m waiting for the ministers of God to get to the altars and I know the altars are very far away.

I’m going to count from 1 to 10 for those of you who want to give your lives to Jesus. Now those of you who are ministers of God going to the altars, if you are younger than I you should be able to run; if you are older than I then you can walk because if you are younger than I you are young.

If you are older than I you are old. If you are younger than I you should run and be at the altar now! Now those of you who want to give your life to Jesus Christ, who are tired of a life of sin, who want to have a taste of heave, begin to come now. I am going to count from 1 to 10. If you are near this altar, come to this altar,. If you are far from this altar go to the nearest altar to you.

Get there before I count 10. 1.. 2. Thank God they are already coming!

3. only those of you who are near this altar should come here. The rest of you who are far away go the altar nearest you there are 36 of them. The power of the Almighty God will meet you at every altar. Come and give your life to Jesus Christ now!

4. Today is the day of salvation.

The Almighty God is willing to wipe away all your sins so that you can have a taste of heaven. Come quickly now.

5 Brethren those of you  who are already saved why don’t you encourage these people by giving the Lord a big round of applause even as they continue to run forward?

6 Come the Lord is waiting for you. This is your day of salvation. . He will forgive all your sins. There is enough power in his blood to wipe away all your sins so that you can have a taste of heaven and then you too can begin to prophesy.  If He saves your soul tonight He can even empower you so that whenever you touch somebody, the fellow will be healed. And then you can begin to decree and it will be established unto you 7.. now. If you are coming, come quickly. Go to the nearest altar to you and then we will pray for your salvation!

8 now.  Come on give the Lord a big round of applause, there are so many of them coming forward here and there are many going to the various altars over there.

9 now.  Now those of you who are already at your various altars please open your mouth now and begin to talk to the Almighty God and ask Him to begin to save your souls! Ask Him to be merciful to you. Ask Him to forgive all your sins! Those who are already saved please turn to the nearest altar to you and pray for those who are already standing before the altar- that the one who saved your souls will save their own souls also.

Let’s pray for them brethren. Let’s intercede for these people for a minute or two. Let’s pray for their salvation “that the Almighty Savior will save their souls and cleanse them in His blood, forgive all their sins so that they too will become children of the living God and if you are still out there and you want to go to any of the altars, hurry up now because I’m about to pray for your salvation.

Come very quickly and the rest of us let’s pray for these people for one more minute“Lord save their souls! Have mercy on them Lord!

Have mercy on them! Have mercy on them! Save their souls O Lord! Forgive all their sins. Any sin that can stand between them and a taste of heaven, Father wipe it away with your blood! Thank You my Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father Almighty! I want to thank You for all Your children who have come forward tonight. Everywhere they are standing receive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Forgive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Wipe away their sins with your blood in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Save their souls and write their names in the Book of Life in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) And anytime they call on You from tonight answer them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) And the grace to serve You to the end give to them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen!

Now those of you who have given your life to Jesus, you alone should shout Alleluia! Now! Alleluia!  Now I want to rejoice with you whether you are here in front or at the various altars I want to make you a solemn promise that by the special grace of God every day I will be praying for you and very soon you will begin to feel the impact of my prayers.

So I’m going to need your names, your address, you prayer requests. And make sure the address is correct because when I ask God to send your miracles it will be sent to the address you put down.

So the counselors will give you some pieces of paper. Fill it very quickly and return it to them. This is the same for all the altars. Let that happen now. Let’s do that very, very quickly because God will be merciful to you once you give your lifer to Jesus Christ. You will get a miracle. Every miracle you came for tonight will be released in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Now while we wait for these people to fill in their cards we will want to have the band leading us in one or two choruses because we want them to join in the prayers we are going to have very soon. We want them to be part of the prayers. So we want to give them 5 minutes to fill their forms very quickly and then we go on to the next item.

Those of you who are happy with the people that God had saved their lives tonight let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Hebrews 13: 8

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