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Year 2014 Messages.
- January Holy-Ghost Service
- February Holy-Ghost Sevice
- March Holy-Ghost Service
- April Holy-Ghost Service
- May Holy-Ghost Service
- June Holy-Ghost Service
- July Holy-Ghost Service
- August Holy-Ghost Service
- September Holy-Ghost Service
- October Holy-Ghost Service
- November Holy-Ghost Service
- December Holy-Ghost Service
YOU WILL LAUGH LAST
3rd of January, 2014
YOU WILL LAUGH LAST
Why don’t you go ahead and lift your hand to the Almighty God and bless His holy name, for a brand new beginning, thank Him for life, thank Him that you are still here.
Thank Him that for all the efforts of the enemies over you last year, you are still here.
Give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, praise the King of kings, praise the Lord of lords. Worship Him, magnify Him; but for Him you won’t be here now; oh yes the enemy has failed.
Give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, bless Him.
Thank Him for His love, thank Him for His goodness, thank Him for His mercy, bless His holy name.
Thank Him for all He did last year; thank Him for the ups and downs; for the mountains and the valleys, thank Him for health, thank Him for strength, thank Him for provision.
Thank Him for food, thank Him for the air you breathe, thank Him for accommodation, thank Him for the clotheyou wear, thank Him for protection, thank Him for securities, thank Him for journey mercies, thank Him for sleeping and waking up, thank Him for answered prayers.
Thank Him for prayers that are yet to be answered.
Thank Him for testimonies, thank Him for joy.
Give Him glory, give Him honor, Give Him adoration, He is worthy to be praised. Thank Him for your family; thank Him for your church.
Thank Him for the place of work, blessed His holy name.
Thank Him for Nigeria; at least we are still one.
Bless His holy name. Give Him glory, Give Him honor, give Him adoration.
He is worthy to be praised; He is worthy to be praised.
Thank Him for eyes that could see, ears that could hear,mouth that could speak, hands that can still move, legs that can still walk, bless His holy name.
He is worthy to be praised, thank Him for the salvation of your soul. Thank Him for the baptism in the Holy spirit, thank Him for sanctification, thank Him for upholding you, for defending you, for fighting your battles for you, thank Him for enemies known and unknown that He has kept in check.
Thank Him for preparing a table before you in the presence of your enemies, give Him glory, give Him honor, He is worthy to be praised.
Thank Him for all the Holy Ghost services in 2013, thank Him, especially for the last congress, bless His holy name; bless His holy name for a new beginning, a new year.
A year of overflow; overflowing with joy, overflowing with blessings, overflowing with laughter.
Bless His holy name, tell Him you love Him, tell Him you love and you want to love Him more.
Tell Him you want to know Him more, you want to serve Him better, give Him glory, give Him honor, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be praised!…
In Jesus mighty name we worshipped.
Lift your voice to Him loud and clear and say Father, let my river of joy begin to flow now….
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to Him and say Father, let me have a life changing encounter with you this very night…
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Please join your hands together with your neighbor, pray with all your heart remembering the law of harvest.
Father, for this your child that am holding, let this year be a year of pleasant surprises…
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Worthy, worthy is the lamb 2ce
That was slain.
Glory halleluiah, glory halleluiah, praises the Lord!
Worthy, worthy is the lamb 2ce
That was slain.
Glory halleluiah, glory halleluiah, praise the Lord!
Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the God of last year and the God of this year, the God of the past, the God of the present, the God of the future, glory be to your holy name, Father glory be to your holy name.
Thank you for life, thank you for health, thank you for strength, thank you for provision, thank you for protection, thank you for security, thank you for joy, thank you for mountains, thank you for valleys.
Thank you for prayers already answered, thank you for prayers that will yet be answered accept our thanks in Jesus name.
Rock of Ages, Ancient of days, Unchangeable Changer, the One who Is the one who Was the one who is to come.
Our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, glory be to Your holy name, accept our worship in Jesus name.
Father we thank you for the last Congress, thank you for the soul saved, thank you for the sick healed, thank you for the captives set free, thank you for testimonies, thank you for miracles, thank you for signs, thank you for wonders, please accept our thanks in Jesus name.
For all your children, my Father and my God beginning from this moment let our rivers of joy begin to flow.
Let this year be a year of pleasant surprises, let it be a year of overflowing joy, let it be a year of overflowing blessings, let it be a year of overflowing miracles.
And tonight in a very special way, every one of us here and those listening by Radio, by Television, by the Internet; let there be a life changing encounter with you.
Please answer all our prayers and let your name be glorified.
Lord have mercy on all of us, have mercy on our families, have mercy on your church and please have mercy on Nigeria…
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let someone shout halleluiah!
PRAYER FOR THOSE BORN IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY
Father, we are committing your children born in the very first of the year into your hands, January is a the very, verybeginning so for all these your children; let there be a beginning of joy, let there be a beginning of miracles, let there be a new beginning of signs and wonders, let there be a new beginning of promotion, let there be a new beginning of breakthroughs, pour fresh oil on all of them and let them serve you like never before, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Happy new year to all of you, let me quickly to cease opportunity to all of you who sent us gift during the Christmas and new year season, next year you will be able to do more, because that means that next year you will still be alive and next year God would have prosper you the more and you will be able to do more. It is not possible for me to reply all of you, just know we receive your gifts with thanks, and we pray that God will bless you.
Next month if the Lord tarries; the Holy Ghost service theme will be;
PEACE LIKE A RIVER.
If I were you, I will not miss a single Holy Ghost service this year, this is an extremely important year, I want to thank you the truth; I won’t be able to give you all the details, but the Lord made it clear to me that since I was born this is going to be the most significant year.
So that means it is going to be the most significant year going to seventy two years, if I were you I will handle this year very, very carefully.
That is why He is calling us in The Redeemed Christian churchof God to a hundred (100) days fasting.
The last time we did that was eighteen years ago; we have not recovered from the effect yet.
So if He is calling us to do something we did last eighteen years ago, that will tell you this must be a very significant year.
He told me clearly that destinies of individuals, destinies of families and surely the destiny of Nigeria will be determined this year, whether positively or negatively it is up to you.
So I want you to make sure every time we gathered here that you don’t miss a single one, not for lack of crowd, I mean if you look around you will see this place is never empty.
Cross overnight of December, I was expecting just about a thousand or more people to come and usher the New Year in with me.
We had crowd that look like that of Holy Ghost service, so am not saying this because I want you to come am saying this because it is for your own good.
Tell your neighbor, “God is talking to you now” and tell that neighbor “you are going to laugh last”.
Now I promised some of my children a book last year, I said some of the forces pushing me, some of the things that have been keeping going for years.
I am going to put some of them down in a small booklet, probably because I was trained as an applied mathematician; each time I hear something, I want to see if there is a way we can improve in the saying or if there is something hidden that they are not telling us.
For example they say everything comes to him that waits, I don’t know if you’ve heard that saying before.
I added something to that; yes everything comes to him that waits except a gold medal. Seat down do nothing, keep waiting.
Let me tell you the truth, the only thing that will probably come to you will be a knock on the head.
So I put together some of these sayings, just about a hundred of them in a booklet, the book is out now. It is beautifully done, it is something you can read in twenty-four hours if you just pick it up and keep reading.
I will advise you don’t loan your friend because he won’t return it to you, so get your own. The title is: BE THE BEST.
One of the things I put down here is the Almighty God says love your neighbor as yourself and I add my own little addition to that; you be the best and then wish your neighbor the best.
Be number one first and then wish your neighbor the very best. Jesus Christ said if you have two coats, give one to your neighbor.
If you have just only one, what should you do?
Let me tell you the truth, if there are two of us and they have to choose one.
What do you think I will choose?
What will you choose?
Now the book goes for one thousand Naira, the ushers will make the book available to you soon.
MESSAGE: The theme for tonight is YOU SHALL LAUGH LAST.
Psalm 126 When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
There are miracles that when you have them you will think you are dreaming.
You are going to get plenty of such miracles this year.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, God will fill your mouth with laughter this year. And our tongue with singing.
Throughout this year you are going to sing praises to God.
Then said they among the heathen, the Lord hath done great things for them.
Even unbelievers will testify that God has been good to you this year.
The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Turn again our captivity, o Lord, as the streams in the south. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weeping, bearing precious seed shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
I want you to say loud and clear so that the Devil will hear you, “I SHALL LAUGH LAST”.
You see the reason I ask you to say that is because God said “as I hear in my ear, so will I do unto you”.
When we talk about laughter; laughter can be in forms and categories; there is the laughter of mockery, there is the laughter of joy, there is the laughter of the enemy, there is the laughter of a friend who is rejoicing with you, but probably the best laughter of all is the last laugh.
It doesn’t matter how long the enemies have been laughing at you, you will laugh last.
I’m going to be brief tonight because I want you to spend one solid hour in praise.
Because one of the things you will do this year like you have never done before is praying.
It is clear from the word of God that you must pray, before you decree and you must pray after you prophecy.
The Bible says Elijah was a man of like passion like ourselves, he prayed earnestly that it will not rain, and it didn’t rain for three and half years.
Then he prayed again; that it will rain, and it rained.
When Elijah stood before Ahab, he said “as the Lord God of Israel liveth before whom I stand, there will be no rain or dew all these years except at my word”, he was decreeing.
We only heard the decree, we didn’t know what went behind or before the decree, but James tells us that He had prayed earnestly before he decreed.
Then on Mount Camel he told the same Ahab; go, drink I have heard the sound of abundance of rain.
After he said that again he fell on his face and he prayed earnestly, he had already prophecy and yet he prayed.
I was sharing with my Senior Pastors I think last night or so; many of us here have heard prophecy coming from this altar that we knew and we knew this is for me, no doubt about it and yet we heard testimonies.
People said daddy said it, and this is the result.
And we said ah!
When daddy said that one I received it too, how come it hasn’t manifested in my life?
The difference is somebody heard it and prayed; another heard it and did nothing. Let me assure you of one thing, every prophecy you have claimed, they are still waiting, hanging, waiting for you to bring them down with prayers.
That is why I told those of you who came for Holy Communion service yesterday night, “your blessing shall be backdated”.
A man has been barren for more than thirty years, he asked God what shall I do, God said wait.
Then He came to one of the meeting and the word of God came that the waiting is over.
He said “thank God”.
That month his wife became pregnant because he grabbed it.
Prophecy prayed about it and it became manifest.
Say it one more time; I shall laugh last!
“Will you pray about that?”
That is why I am really, really thanking God that you have at least a hundred days of fasting and prayer to do; when you are fasting, all of a sudden you are minding your own business and hunger came, what is the purpose of that hunger?
To remind you, you are supposed to be praying, that is the purpose of the hunger.
It will keep coming during the hundred days; you woke up in the morning, you go to work and suddenly around 11 o’clock your belly begins to grumble, what does that mean?
You have to pray.
And let me tell you one secret, as soon as the devil knows that anytime the hunger comes you will begin to pray, he will tell the hungers don’t come. I am telling you from experience.
So you are going to enjoy this hundred days so that when it is time for it to end, you will say I don’t want this thing to end.
Physically you are going to laugh last!
Let me give you an example in Mark 2 v 1 -12 Bible tells us of a man who was paralyzed from neck downwards and then his friends came one day and grabbed him and said there were going to take him to Jesus and like I told some of you during the Let’s go a fishing he must have begged his friends, please leave me alone, don’t expose my secret.
Nobody knows what I’m suffering but am suffering it in my room, when you take me out everybody will see me, so they took him out anyway.
I can imagine the ridicule that that man went through that day, when all of a sudden the crowd surrounding Jesus saw four people carrying a man, you see because paralysis made him heavy.
They saw four people carrying a man “ah Joe, we thought you travelled! And then they saw the people climbing the roof and they were laughing. What are they doing carrying a sick man to the roof?
Jesus is not on the roof.
They saw them breaking through the roof, they must have laughed more, what is wrong with these boys.
But when they saw the man, walking out of the house, carrying his own bed; then they realized he who laughs last laughs best.
I prophesy to somebody here today, you will laugh last.
Or consider John 9 v 1-7 it was the story of a man who was born blind; you could feel the mockery as they began to ask Jesus Christ, who sinned that this man was born blind; himself or the parent?.
You know what they were saying, look at this sinner, the son of sinners; God is punishing him with blindness.
They were mocking him, but before the day was over, he opened his mouth and said whether Jesus was a sinner or not, I don’t know, but I know one thing, whereas I was blind but now I see.
Every one of you with any form of ailment in the name that is above every other name, you will laugh last.
Or consider Mark 10 v 46-52, remember when Bartimeaus was crying to Jesus for help, they told him to shut up.
“You blind beggar keep your mouth shut”.
Do you think God has a time for a beggar like you?
But it wasn’t long after that, that the Almighty Jesus said “go and bring Him”, those who were laughing then, their laughter ended.
They now came to him, we don’t know how it happened, but God is sending for you.
In the name that is above every other name, God is sending for someone here tonight.
And when they saw his eyes pop opened, when they saw the man they were asking to shut up become the centre of attraction, when they saw the glory of God manifesting in the life of somebody that they thought would never attract the attention of God, they realized, he who laugh last laughed best.
Some of you know the testimony of a sister who was dying at LUTH the husband came and the doctors told him,
“There is no way your wife could be alive tomorrow morning, it is too late now”
So he went to her, pretended to be a loving husband
“Sorry my darling, I will come and see you in the morning”.
Got out of the hospital and phoned his girlfriend and said come the stupid one is going to die tonight.
And they met in his house and they were having fun and because nobody was going to disturb them, they didn’t even bother to lock the bedroom door.
But after the husband left in the night, the Lord Jesus Christ decided to pay the wife a visit and said
“I am the Lord that heal thee, get up and go home”.
And she got up, when the nurse saw her, they thought she was dead and thought they saw the ghost so they moved out of the way.
She came home, the door wasn’t locked, and she opened the door and saw the husband and the girlfriend
“So you thought I was dead?
“I am alive and well”
There is somebody here tonight, you will laugh last;materially you will laugh last.
Consider the story in 2King 4 v 1-7 there was this widow of one of the son of the prophet heavily in debt, creditors came and said where is our money?
“Please I will get you the money”
The told her, “Well if you don’t get us the money by tomorrow, we will sell your children into bondage”.
They went away laughing; they thought they have gotten two slaves because they knew there was no way this woman could pay the debt.
But by the time they returned the following morning, because the Almighty God had already intervened, the widow looked at them and say how much do you say I owe you?
There is somebody here tonight, materially you will laugh last.
I wasn’t there in Luke 5 v 1-7 when Peter fished all night and caught nothing but am sure some of the colleagues will probably be saying to Peter,
“Peter, sorry, how are you going to face your mother in law now?
“Because there is nothing you are going to take home today”
But when all of a sudden Peter beckoned unto them; “my fish is overflowing, my blessings are more than I can carry come and join me in carrying some of it”.
They realized that he who laughs last, laughs best.
Before the end of this year, all those who think you are going to sink under the burden of debt, they will realize that he who laugh last laugh best.
Who is the one who is going to laugh last? Let me hear you shout halleluiah!
In 2Kings 7 v 1- when the man of God said within 24 hours things will change, the counselor of the king, the minister of finance said,
“How can this be, even if God were to open window in heaven can this thing be?”
The man of God said you will see it with your eye, but you won’t partake of it, by the end of the story, the prophecy of the man of God has come to pass.
The king’s counselor saw it, but he didn’t partake of it.
When the Almighty God decides to step into a situation He has a way of making you the one who will to laugh last.
I have told you the story before, one of my children in the United Kingdom, he was a taxi driver and so anytime I am visiting the London, He will come and take me to where I will stay.
On the way between the airport and where I would stay there is a workshop where they sell second hand Roll Royce and anytime we are passing by that place I will look in that direction and I will say one day, I will go in there and will drive out a Rolls Royce and my son will say amen.
You know the kind of amen, keep on deceiving yourself.
Then one day He drove me past that day, I said what I used to say, he said his amen and as we moved a little forward, I saw a shop where they were selling clothes and they put up a little sign, I said let’s branch here.
If the shirts are on sales I might be able to get a shirt and then I got in there and I looked at the shirt, 25 pounds, 30 pounds, I thought these people say there were on sales, so I told my son don’t mind these stupid people, I thought they were on sales.
As we were moving towards the taxing car, my son began to laugh, he just kept on laughing, now I knew why he was laughing; here is a man who wants to buy a Rolls Royce and he can’t buy a shirt for 35 pounds.
So I looked up to God, I said “Daddy, I hope you know he is not laughing at me alone?
I said he was laughing at both of us because you are my employer”.
And I forgot about it.
Months later, I was returning from American and I came to London to stop over and my son came as usual to pick me in his taxi.
And as he was about to put my luggage in his boot, another son of mine says “hey! Daddy you are welcome, this car is yours.
I know it is second hand but it is a Rolls Royce”.
I now looked at my son and I began to laugh.
There is somebody here tonight, in the name that is above every other name, you will laugh last.
You will laugh last martially!
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said your season of repeated failure ended last year.
The Lord said there is someone that is listening to me right now that very soon you are going to sing:
I never know he will answer me this way, I never know he will answer me this way.
I never know he will answer me this way, he will answer me this way, he answer me this way.
Thank you Jesus!
You will laugh last martially!
I thank God for the first speaker of tonight, because he brought out one of the point because in Genesis 16 v 1-4 when Sarah saw that she couldn’t produce a child, she handed over her bond woman, house, slave to Abraham, Abraham went into her and the woman became pregnant, the Bible says when she discovered she was pregnant, she began to despise Sarah.
But by the time we got to Genesis 21 v 1-7 Sarah said God has made me laugh.
Every one of you here trusting God for the fruit of the womb, before the end of this year God will make you laugh.
When you read the story of Hannah, 1Samuel 1 v 1 -6 the Bible tells us that because she was barren, her adversary, that is the word they used, tormented her sore, gave her hell in the house; called her the fruitless tree.
Said what are you doing in my husband’s house just eating our food not producing children?
But when the tide turn, when the Almighty God who can do all things, who can make somebody to laugh, the God who can turn tears to laughter when he intervened, the one they called barren ended up with six children one of them the greatest Prophet that Israel ever had.
Every one of you who have been under mockery, very, very soon you will laugh last.
Emotionally, you will laugh last.
You know when you read the story in Mark 5 v 35-42 you see what happened in the house of Jairus it tells you how many fake sympathizers had been in the world long ago, they are not new if you come across some of them.
Jarius had just lost his only daughter, theses people gathered together and they were wailing, they pretended as if they were told, they were shedding crocodile tears, but when Jesus came and said
“No, now get out of here, this child is not dead, she is only sleeping”.
The Bible said they laughed him to scorn, they switched from weeping to laughing within a second.
That means they were not sad to start with at all!
I am happy that Jesus chased them out of the house.
In the name that is among every other name, everyone that is saying he is sympathizing with you, God will get rid of them, he will replace them with those who will rejoice with you.
When the widow of Nain in Luke 7 v 11-17 was going to bury her only son and Jesus met her on the way; there were a lot of people there who pretended they were sympathizing with her, but if you listen closely, if it is possible for you to be there and hear what they were whispering among themselves.
I am sure they must have been saying
“Is she the only one in the town?
Why is it that tragedy upon tragedies are befalling her; first the husband died, now the only boy she had is dead.
“God must be punishing her for her sin”.
That is what they must have been saying, until Jesus got there and stopped the procession.
One of my children said the grave digger were waiting, they have already dug the grave.
The mourners were waiting to do the final morning at the graveyard, but the Almighty God disappointed them.
Every grave digger waiting for you shall be disappointed this year.
Anyone who thought he has succeeded in making you sad, by the time God turned the tide you will laugh last.
I think I have told you the story before, but for the benefit of those of you coming for the first time; the day my wife and I werewedded, we got to the registry and found a girl that was gaily dressed, waiting for the bride groom.
She too was going to be married that day but the man didn’t come, the man ran away.
Promised this girl, fixed the date to meet at the registry, everything sets the girl dressed ready for marriage, husband didn’t come.
You can imagine the sorrow of that day. She nearly went crazy with sorrow, but somehow she survived.
Thank God you are a survivor too.
And after sometime she found a young military officer and married him, in the main time the boyfriend that jilted her also joined the army.
Years passed and the new husband became a military governor and they attached to the military governor an aid de-camp that was the former boyfriend of the first lady now.
And so anytime First Lady wants to travel, the aide de-camp had to open the door for her. I am sure she must have laughed and laughed.
There is somebody here today, you will laugh last!
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said very soon, everywhere you go there will be greeting you congratulations.
You will laugh last spiritually!
In Daniel 4 v 28- 37 we see the story of Nebuchadnezzar, he offended God and God made him a madman, he was naked for seven years, I’m sure during those seven years a lot of people must have mocked him.
During those seven years they would have looked at him and say look at the former king eating grass like a cow.
I’m sure some of them will probably stand by and say “hello your majesty”.
They thought he was finished, they thought he can never again become somebody, they thought he was going to die mad, but after seven years he repented, he lifted his head to the Almighty and said “there is no God like the Almighty”.
And God said “alright, I will turn the tide for you”.
And all of a sudden the “animal” became a man again and the Bible says his chiefs came, they got him, they washed him, they dressed him and they place him back on his throne.
I’m sure he must have looked at those who were saying “your majesty” when he was an animal and said now, “ I am your majesty indeed”.
Somebody is here today; the enemies thought you were finished, God will surprise the enemies.
One of the stories that have always intrigued me is found in Mark 1 v 23-27, it is the case of a man who had an unclean spirit in the synagogue.
He was in the Church, a demon was inhabiting him and I’m sure the demon must have been asking him from time to time; ‘you’ve come to church to do what?
“Where is your God?”
Until one day Jesus walked in and showed the demon that God is alive.
There is a possibility that there might be one or two people here tonight who are being tormented by one evil force or the other and the demon in you have been asking ‘where is your God?’ Tonight, God will prove Himself.
At least you remember the story of a woman in America, who had this demon in her that was talking with the voice of a man.
Poor woman; she had fasted, she had prayed, done everything she knew and the demon was there still talking like a man.
Then she came to one of our conventions and she was saying oh God, how I wished somebody could take me to go and see the G.O to pray for me.
And the demon said “don’t worry yourself”, nobody will take you to go and see the GO And then it was Holy Communion night and it just came out of my mouth; the holy communion is a poison to demons.
If you take Holy Communion and there is any demon in you, the demon is finished.
And the demons in her spoke to her and say:
“You better don’t take the Holy Communion”.
And the woman said glory be to God, your end has come. And before that night the demons disappeared.
Tonight God will show up in your life and you will laugh last spiritually.
Now you will laugh last even when you engage in spiritual warfare.
When you read Joshua 7 you will discover that after the victory at Jericho, Joshua sent a handful of men to go and attack the city of AI and the children of Israel were defeated, by the time you get to verse 12 Joshua was on his face on the ground, overwhelmed by shame, because defeat brings shame.
But the Almighty God spoke to him; that what happened, happened because of sin. Restitute and you will have victory again.
But the time we got to Joshua 8 there was not a single fellow left alive in the city of AI, then the man whose face was on the ground could now lift up his head high and laughed.
I don’t know how many wars you are fighting secretly, but before this night is over, those wars will be over also in Jesus name.
I can give you several examples, but I want to give you enough time to pray. Let me begin to round up by talking to you about overflowing laughter, because this is the year when your laughter will overflow.
The Lord says there I someone here tonight, he said the future, you have always desired, will begin to open up now.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said the giant in you will begin to manifest this year.
In 2 Kings 2 v 1-15, the Bible tells us what happened when Elijah was about to go to heaven and everywhere he went the sons of the prophet came to Elisha and they said to him; “daddy’s son.
Everywhere he goes you go with him.
Do you know your daddy is going today?
“We will see what will become of you”.
And he kept on telling them I know, mind your own business, shut your mouth. And then Elijah was taken to heaven, and the mantle of Elijah dropped and Elisha grabbed it and went and smooth river Jordan like his father did and the river opened up into him.
The Bible said when the sons of the prophet saw it, who have been mocking him, when they saw what happened, they came and bow down to him and said the spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha.
The greatest laughter comes when your mockers become your servant. And in the name that is above every other name, the same spirit that the Almighty God has endowed me with will begin to manifest in the life of my children. That is for my children alone! How many children of mine are here now? Let me hear your amen loud and clear.
When the Almighty God called me to the ministry a lot of people laughed and the greatest laughter came from my village; look at him, the only lecturer we have, we thought he was going to become somebody.
We knew something was wrong when he began to say ‘Amen, amen’. We knew something was wrong with him as soon as he began to say amen.
And they had reason to laugh because as a lecturer in the university as the acting head of the department in the university, I knew what my salary was.
My salary, then was more than the total income of The Redeemed Christian Church of God. You left that one to say amen, people should laugh.
But glory be to God, I am still laughing.
There is somebody here tonight, you will laugh last! 1.27
Now what is the secret of overflowing laughter?
It is there is the Psalm I read to you, it said when the Lord turned our captivity; we were like them that dreamed, then was our mouth filled with laughter and our tongue with singing and even the heathen says God has done great things for them.
Then it went down further to say they that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He said he that goeth forth weeping, carrying his precious seed with him shall surely return again.
This time, with singing, carrying his sheave with him.
The secret of overflowing laughter, the secret of laughing last is in the fact that even in sorrow you were sowing, even as you were going forth weeping, you carried precious seed with you.
It is when you sow that you can expect a harvest, don’t think am about to take an offering.
I’m teaching you a principle, because each time you hear of seed your mind goes to money.
Money is the smallest seed you can sow!
The man who laughed loudest; this Elisha in 1King 19 v 19-21 the moment Elijah called him, he sowed his life, he sowed his future, he sowed his ambition, everything he had he sold it to God.
The implement of his agriculture, he sowed it, his ambition of becoming the richest farmer in the land, he sowed it, his father he handed it over to God.
The one who took the offering said before the angel, that visited Abraham made their pronouncement, there were fed.
Abraham sowed, Hannah sowed prayer, she prayed so earnestly that the high priest noticed her, she sowed prayer.
The four boys who brought that boy who was paralyzed, they sowed time, energy, they sowed everything they could sow. theyput everything into it!
Blind Bartimeaus sowed prayer, he knew he had nothing, he was a beggar, he had no money to give Jesus, but he prayed so loudly God heard him, he sowed in tears. No wonder he reaped in joy.
When I became a Christian and FESTAC was coming in 1976 and I understood that schools will be on holiday, realizing how close I was to hell before Jesus saved my soul, I was hungry to see several souls saved.
So I said alright if schools are going to be on holidays, while FESTAC is going on, let me organize something that will bring all students together to study about Jesus Christ.
And if you are going to bring all students together, if I must do this thing successfully, I must have something to entice them to come, promised them free feeding, free accommodation and I had no money.
I printed the invitation; I went to WAEC, collected the address of every secondary school and every college.
Suddenly I realized to send all these letters out to all the colleges, I need stamps. I had no money to buy stamps and I wanted to feed all those who will come.
Thank God the Just shall live by faith, what shall I do? How do I get money to buy stamps? And it occurred to me, I have a car, it’s an old car, but it is my first car. So I sold the car and I used the money to buy stamps.
Incidentally the man who bought the car, but it’s for one thousand Naira.
You will know what kind of car it was and he only paid me five hundred Naira.
You will know what kind of car it was and he only paid me five hundred Naira. He will pay me the rest one of these days, I have already forgiven him.
I sowed my first car, if there is anything else I had then that can be sowed I would have sown in it. I sowed in tears, thank God am reaping in joy.
You want to laugh last. This year I want you to commit yourself to serving God like you have never done before, sow your life, sow your energy, sow your influence, sow everything you can sow
God said something to you last December, I wasn’t going to tell you, but the Holy Spirit said I can tell you now because it is something that made me weep and I don’t want you to weep; I want you to laugh this year.
I was praying for the congress when all of a sudden God spoke to me and say “son, do you know you failed a test badly in this year that is ending?”
Father, what test? He said “the new auditorium, how?” how? “I told you, you are going to build a new auditorium”
I said “yes Lord”
“And I told you this time round you can ask anybody who want to contribute”, I said
How did I fail my test?
“You remember when you were going to build the present auditorium, I told you, and you will take no offering”.
I said yes Lord,
“I told you it is going to be you and I”,
I said yes Lord,
“Was the auditorium build or was it not built?”
I say it was built.
He said “when I say unto you that we are going to build a new auditorium and you can ask people to contribute, you should have asked me
“Lord, what have I done wrong”.
“It was the two of us last time, why can’t it be the two of us now?”
I said Daddy, “I am sorry, can I reverse the situation, can I tell everybody please leave it out, forget”,
He said that is too late.
He said you have already opened the door to some people to be blessed and we can’t close that door.
But He said to me “son do you know because you have open this door to them, in the future now if I decide to bless you in an extraordinary manner, some of them will think it is the money they contribute to the auditorium that you are spending.
He said that will be your punishment, but for the door that is already opened, we will keep it open”.
Let me tell you one thing my children, this might be the last opportunity you have to do something great for God, if you like to cease it, if you like let it go.
We are talking about a new auditorium; don’t let anybody tell you that is going to be the last one, it is not going to be.
I can assure you as soon as we finish it, in less than three years in less than three years it will become too small.
The one after that one, I am not going to tell you about it until it is finished. So this is the opportunity, this year like never before go all out, serve God, serve Him in witnessing, serve Him in praises, serve Him in giving, serve Him in winning souls, do everything you can because he that sows in tears shall reap in joy.
He that goes forth weeping, carrying precious seed with him, shall doubtless return with singing, carrying his sheaves with him.
There is somebody here tonight; and am repeating it in the name that is above every other name, you will laugh last.
As we prepare to pray, let me give an opportunity to those who are here, who has never given their lives to Jesus.
God is not interested in your money if He hasn’t got you, if you are not one of his children, don’t give Him any offering, don’t waste your money.
It doesn’t matter what the officer taking the offering may say, if you are not going to heaven, why must you send money there?
If you are not born again, don’t spend your money for God. Spend your money and enjoy yourself so that when you get to hell you will tell the devil, at least I enjoyed life.
If you want God to make you laugh last, surrender your life to Him first, so if you want to give your life to Jesus, come and surrender your life to Him, come and ask Him to take over your life completely, become my Lord, become my Savior I will serve you all the days of my life, forgive my sin and be my Lord and be my savior.
If you want to give your life to Jesus, come now…
Talk to the Lord, ask Him to have mercy on you, to save our soul, cry unto him and ask him to please become your Lord and savior today, promise him that from now on you will serve him wholeheartedly; body, soul, spirit, tell Him to please forgive all your sins and brand new beginning, tell Him that from this moment onward you will do His will, ask Him just to save your soul, make you a child of the living God and give you a brand new beginning.
The rest of us, let’s stretch our hands towards these people and intercede for them that the Almighty God, the one who save our souls, will save their souls also. Pray that God will forgive them, that God will have mercy on them. Pray for them brethren. Intercede for them…
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Savior, I just want to say thank you, thank you for your word, thank you for these people who have just come, thank you Lord God Almighty because you promised that whosoever will come unto you, you will no wise cast out, they have come to you, please receive them in Jesus name.
Save their souls in Jesus name, cleanse them in your blood in Jesus name, please write their names in the book of life and don’t let them go back into sin in Jesus name.
Give them a new beginning and from now on anytime they all on you please answer them by fire. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I want to rejoice with those of you who have come, I want to promise you that from tonight onwards by God’s grace I will be praying for you, so I am going to need your names, your address and your prayer request and very soon you will be receiving miracles and you will know there is somebody praying for you, and that person will be me.
Remember I told you for every prophecy you received, you must pray, every prophetic utterance coming your way is a prayer point, you must pray it into manifestation.
1. Praise God with all your strengths (spend quality time praising Him) 2. Father, please give me the grace for total surrender3. Father, please help me to love you with all my heart, all my soul and all my strength. 4. Father, please let “those asking where is my God” come and surrender to you. 5. Father, let those laughing at me now, come and laugh with me soon. 6. Father, let me laugh last. 7. Father, let my laughter overflow forever. 8. Father, let the joy of all who wish me well, last forever. 9. Father, help me to bring the joy of salvation to many homes through soul winning. 10. Father, please have mercy on Nigeria. 11. Individual prayers.12. Pray for the General Overseer and his family.We have one hour, you can pray kneeling down, sitting down, and standing, on your face.
Make sure you spend quality time praising God…
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
One more prayer, join your hands together, you are going to pray this last prayer as if you are angry.
You will say Father, anyone or any force that is trying to slow down my neighbor, let your consuming fire consume…
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The Almighty God will answer your prayer by fire, the grace for total surrender; receive it right now in Jesus name.
The ability to love God with all your heart, all your soul, all your spirit, receive it right now in Jesus name.
All those who are laughing at you, will now come and laugh with you. All those who wish you well, their joy will last forever, beginning from now, the river of your joy will begin to overflow you will laugh last; your joy will never end.
This year God will use you to win many souls, anyone or any force trying to slow you down, the fire of God will consume.
God will have mercy on you, He will have mercy on your family, He will have mercy on your churches, and He will have mercy on Nigeria.
Physically, you will laugh last, material you will laugh last, martially you will laugh last, spiritually you will laugh last, emotionally you will laugh last, and you will be victorious.
In the mighty name of Jesus of this year, you will reach the top, God will crown your effort with success, you will never know failure again, and the glorious future that you have been dreaming about will begin now.
The giant in you will begin to manifest now, so shall it be, you will laugh last, you will laugh forever.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let somebody shout halleluiah
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
PEACE LIKE A RIVER
7th of February, 2014
PEACE LIKE A RIVER
Let’s lift our hands to the Almighty God and bless His holy name, worship the King of kings, worship the Lord of lords.
Bless his Holy name, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, give Him all gory give Him all honor, bless His holy name,
Bless the King of kings, bless the Lord of lords, bless the Ancient of days. Give Him glory, give Him honor. Give Him adoration, there is no one like Him, He reigns forever.
Oh yes worship Him,; worship the Rock of Ages, worship the Unchangeable Changer, He is Greater than the greatest, He is Better than the best, He is Older than the oldest.
Bless His holy name.
Bless His holy name, give Him glory, give Him honor, blessed be your holy name Lord, thank you Ancient of days we magnify you forever more.
Thank you my Savior, thank you Almighty God.
Blessed be your holy name… in Jesus mighty name we worship.
Lift your voice to Him and say Father we are already in the second month of this year, please Father hurry to help me Lord, help me speedily… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to Him and say Father, please show me special favor this month that your name might be glorified. … In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
We give you all the glory, we give you honor
We give you all the glory, we give you honor
Father we give you all the glory, we give you all the honor, we give you all the adoration. Lamb of God, savior, healer, provider, deliverer, defender, the King of glory, the Lord of host, the Great promoter, the King that is coming again,
Glory be to your Holy name. Accept our worship in Jesus name.
Father, it is like yesterday when we were saying happy new year, one month is already gone, we are already in the second month, Father please hurry up to help us in Jesus name, send help to us speedily in Jesus name.
Let our testimony begins right now in Jesus name. Long before this month’s ends, my Father and my God in every one of our homes let there be shout of joy. Let our blessings overflow and let your name and your name alone be glorified.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let someone shout halleluiah!
Shake hand to one or two people and prophesied to them; your peace will be like a river. And then you may please be seated.
PRAYER FOR THOSE BORN IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY
Father we commit your children born in the month of February into your hands, February is the second month of the year, we pray for all these your children that all their blessings will be doubled in Jesus name.
That this year they will get double promotions, double their joy, double their testimonies, accelerate their progress, draw them close to yourself, let their new year be far, far better than the previous ones and let them serve you double this year.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let someone shout another halleluiah!
I want to make an important announcement before we go into the word of God, those of you who have relatives who are photographers, please speak to them. Tell them that photography should not become an idol.
Last month I was in the East conducting a Holy Ghost Service, and it got to the last part of the program where I asked everybody to ask something special from God, something special for the year, something big, something that only God can do.
Everybody began to pray and of course I was praying too because I needed help from God.
Suddenly I heard God speak to me “son, open your eyes”.
And since that has happened on one or two occasion when He wants to do something special, I opened my eyes.
And He directed me to a photographer; while everybody was praying, you know what he was doing?
He was taking pictures.
And God said to me, that is all he wants for this year. I was sad for the fellow but I couldn’t reach him to talk to him.
Do you know that tonight, again here, tonight; while I asked you to be crying to God, God show me special favor this month and I was praying, God show me special favor, because when I ask you to pray, I pray too.
And the prayer got to my spirit that I dropped the microphone so I can put my hands together to God, again I heard God saying
“open your eye son”
And I saw two photographers taking pictures. May God have mercy on you!
If all you come to do at a Holy Ghost service is to take pictures, you need deliverance. Serious one! Maybe somebody will say God have mercy on our photographers.
Now next month as you know is special Holy Ghost service, because it is the Anniversary of the beginning of the Holy Ghost service.
So it is going to be for three days from March 6 –March 8 and the theme is RIVERS OF LIVING WATERS.
It is going to be a Special Holy Ghost Service the kind you have never seen before and I want to encourage you not only to come with your friends and relatives but it quite unusual that God tells me in advance what He wants to do, usually he tells me a few day before, but this time He has told me a month ahead.
It is going to be extraordinary, now when you are coming particularly on Friday night, come with your own little bottle of anointing oil; it is going to be a very special night indeed.
Tonight we want to talk about PEACE LIKE A RIVER Isaiah 48 v 18 Oh that thou had hearken to my commandments then shall thy peace be like a river and your righteousness like a wave of the sea.
Let’s put it in modern language; God said if only you have listened attentively to my commandments then your peace would have been like a river and your righteousness as the waves of the sea.
Peace like a river; anytime you hear the word storm; a picture goes through your mind.
Picture of disturbance, picture of trouble, picture of everything unpleasant;
But when you hear the word peace, you have a picture going through your mind;
Everything pleasant, everything restful, everything harmonious, that is the picture you get.
So storm stands for; trouble, unpleasant things, lack of rest.
Peace stands for; harmony, rest, everything pleasant.
Which is why Jesus Christ was called the Prince of peace. Isaiah 9 v 6.
And because He is the Prince of peace that is why He has the ability to still every storm.
In Mark 4 v 35-41 the Bible tells us that when there was a storm and Jesus was sleeping when they woke Him up, He spoke a word, all He said was Peace Be Still .
And suddenly everything became calm.
So that people came to him and say “what manner of man is this, that the wind and the sea obeyed Him?”.
Now the Prince of peace is here tonight, because He said where two or three are gathered in My name, I will be there, so He is here tonight, and I am speaking on His behalf.
When I say to someone who is going through a storm; peace be still.
For God to give you peace like a river, you will need peace physical, peace in your body.
Like I told those of you who came to the holy communion yesterday, A man who is in pain cannot say he is at peace, or if your head is pounding or if the doctors have told you that you have an incurable disease if when you are trying to move pain is going through your entire body we can’t say you are at peace.
But tonight in the name that is above every other name, anyone with any storm in his body system receive peace in Jesus name.
In Mark 5 v 25-34 when the Bible talks about the woman with the issue of blood who had suffered a lot of things from physician she has spent all her money because she was bleeding.
And if there is someone who is bleeding continuously you can’t say that fellow is at peace.
When she managed to get to the Lord Jesus Christ, instantly peace came.
You have come to this holy ground tonight, in the name that is above every other name, that storm in your body will be stilled tonight.
In the case of a man in John 5 v 2-9 who have been sick for thirty eight years, you can’t say that man is at peace, for thirty eight years he has been going forward and backward looking for healing but all of a sudden when he wasn’t even expecting at all, his day came, and one word from the prince of peace and suddenly peace came.
Some of you who will remember the story of a young man who came to us and said the day of my wedding is fixed; I think it was three weeks to go, and then we went for a medical test we discovered that the bride to be is HIV positive.
When you talked about a storm, that is a storm.
The young man said what do I do now invitation cards had gone out we are already looking forward to the day of joy, what do I do now?
Thank God there is a God who can cure the incurable; you know the rest of the story, we cried to him the prince of peace, they went for another test and what was positive became negative.
Every one of you here tonight with any form of incurable disease as long as Jesus is still alive, you will walk out of here healed in Jesus name.
A man cannot be at peace if he has problems financially.
Like I told of you who came to divine encounter of last Monday and I want to encourage everyone of you get that tape, even if it is the only thing you buy this month, get that tape it will do you good.
Material storm is one of the worst storms anyone could have because it could lead to other more horrible storm.
In 1 King 17 v 8 -16 it was because there was no money left, no food left in the house of the widow of Zarephath that she said rather than sit down and watch my son die of hunger, we will eat our last meal and just go ahead and die. Material storms can lead to suicidal thoughts.
Some of you know the story of my uncle that I told before, when things went so bad that he had to be taking the wrapper of the wife to make buba (shirt) and soro (trouser) he decided that death is better than shame, so he made up his mind he will go to church on Sunday he will sing, he will dance, everybody will noticed him, then he will come home and kill himself.
Fortunately he heard a word; God will speak to somebody here tonight.
When the preacher said Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego said we don’t know how God can deliver us but we know he will.
He heard that word and said I don’t know how God will bring me out of this storm but I refuse to die and the Prince of peace spoke peace into his storm.
The day he was sharing his testimony he had just purchase fourteen cars for his company.
If you are going through a financial storm tonight; peace be still in Jesus name.
In 2King 6 v 24 – 30 the Bible tells us that when things got bad in Samaria when there was no food, no money nothing.
Two women reached an agreement, each one had a son, let’s kill my son today and eat him and tomorrow we eat your own son, when women begin to eat their own children you know things are bad.
Like I told those of you here on Monday; you may say that kind of situation can never occur in our nation.
Really! I told them about the story of a woman who was arrested for selling her child, when they arrested her, she said you can do whatever you like to me but hear my story first.
It is true I sold the child but at least where the child is going, the child will have something to eat where she is going and as for me, the little money I make from her I will eat something for a while.
That situation that will cause you to want to sell your child, that kind of financial storm will never come your way again in Jesus name.
But God can still financial storm because by the time you get to 2king 7 v 1-11 within twenty four hours the tide turned and food became surplus.
that God is still on His throne, those of you who are in serious financial storm because you came tonight, very soon in your life there will be peace like a river.
Another kind of storm is what we call emotional storm.
Daddy says I should let you know that many captive shall be free this month.
Emotional storm; usually a storm that comes when something has come to frighten you and you are afraid or you are sad, usually fear.
In Exodus 14 v10- 28 the Bible tells us that when the children of Israel looked behind and they saw the Egyptians coming, they were sore afraid, there is a kind of fear that can tear a man apart, that renders a man helpless.
They were sore afraid.
Now when a man is afraid he says thing he doesn’t want to say, he does things he doesn’t want to do.
Children of Israel turned on Moses, “Moses are there no graves in Egypt that you brought us to this place to die?
Somehow they just decided that Death is coming and this time it is going to be death without burial, but thank God the Almighty God spoke and said to them that they should take a good look at the enemies, because he said the enemies you are seeing tonight, you will never see them again.
And I believe that is a message for someone here tonight; whatever it is that is frightening you, whatever it is that is causing so much fear in the mighty name of the Lord of host that thing will be gone tonight.
You know the rest of the story; by the time the sun arose both Pharaoh and all his host had become food for the fish.
In 1Samuel 17 v1 -51 the Bible tell us that for forty day Goliath terrorized the nation of Israel but in a single day the Almighty God silent him.
I don’t know for how long you have been afraid, but after tonight you will have peace like a river.
How do I know? Isaiah 41 v 10-13 Bible says the Almighty God said fear not, I will help you and we have already God prayed hurry and help me.
God is saying I will help you, he said those who are incensed against you will be as nothing, He said you will look for them you won’t find them, so shall it be in Jesus name.
I know what it is to be afraid, and some of you are looking at me now like you don’t know what is called fear, when you find yourself face to face with death and there doesn’t seem a way of escape you will know what is called fear.
Told some of you the story before, when once I was travelling on our beloved airways of blessed memory, am sure those of you who have travelled by plane before know that once they say fasten your seat belt and they shut the door, your life is in God’s hand.
How many of you will say amen to that?
Because that is true; once they take off, God have mercy, because unlike motor car, if your car gives trouble you park by the road side, over there no parking space, so until you land safely again your life is in God’s hand.
So we got to Heathrow they have already asked us to fasten our seat belt we were about to land and then all of a sudden the captain came back and said
“Ladies and gentlemen we have a little problem; the door at the belly of the plane has refuse to open which means the landing gear cannot come out”.
I was in first class because somebody bought me the ticket.
I enjoined first class, and all kinds of rich people were there.
The moment they heard the announcement, that day I discovered that rich people don’t want to die.
Suddenly there was commotion; all those who have been behaving as if butter cannot melt in their mouth, suddenly we saw human beings.
Because the meaning of the door can’t open is clear!
You are about to crash.
I can’t forget there was a particular man there he has a golden walk stick with diamond at the top.
From Lagos to Heathrow he has been pretending he wanted to go to the toilet so he can show us the walking stick.
But this time now he really wanted to go to the toilet.
He got up,
The hostess said sit down sir,
He said who said so?
And there was a woman behind me who was screaming:
oh God! am going to London to look at my grandchild,
who asked her?
You are laughing now because you are seating on the ground, if you have been there that day it will be a different story.
And I am telling you Pastor Adeboye was frightened, anointing or no anointing, when you come face to face with death shut in an airplane you know what is called fear.
Quickly my mind went through my life, who did I offend, who offended me that I have not forgiven and then I said Daddy, you didn’t tell me this is how it is going to end.
Last night I was just saying to my son bye, bye I was going to bring you some toys, we didn’t say bye, bye.
Then God spoke to me, He will speak to somebody here.
He said “son you are not going to die, I want to talk to you and I know as soon as you landed in London they won’t let us talk.
There is something I must tell you before you land”,
Suddenly peace came.
Tonight every one of you going through a storm, receive peace in Jesus name.
For forty five minutes the plane was going round in circles while they were struggling if they could press one button or the other to get the door open.
The plane was going round and round and I was enjoying my Daddy.
All of a sudden the pilot said when the commotion was great,
“Ladies and gentle man settle down after all this is Heathrow; the fire fighters here are very good.
Ah! Fire fighter?
Those who didn’t know about fire said you mean we are not only going to crash we are going to burn?
After forty five minutes when God finished speaking to me suddenly the door opened and we landed safely.
Every one of you in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, in all your journeys you will arrive safely.
But then there could be another kind of storm; and that is marital storm,
In Genesis 16 v 1-4 the Bible tells us the story of Sarah who told her husband Abraham, and said well am barren take my house girl after all a child is a child.
Just go into her and let’s have a child to play with and Abraham agreed.
Went in and the girl became pregnant immediately, Soon as she became pregnant she turned on her husband
“Look at you all this year you have not been able to produce look at me now, just one time”.
Barrenness can be a storm, that is why I am praying for you who are believing God for the fruit of the womb, before the end of this year in your home there will be shout of joy.
The Bible tells us about what happened to Hannah in I Samuel 1 v 1-6 not only had she a problem bearing children, the other woman in the home, the Bible said vexed her sore.
The other woman began to grind her nose in the dust;
“Hey what are you doing in my husband house?”
“Just eating his food producing nothing”
But when God stepped into the situation, when the stiller of storms stepped into the situation of Sarah in Genesis 21 v 1 -6 she said God has made me laugh those who hear, will laugh with me.
In the homes of those of you trusting God for the fruit of the womb, this year there will be celebration.
When God stepped into the situation of Hannah she wrote a new song.
lSamuel 2 v 1-10
Many of you today long before this year ends will be singing a new song.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said from now on no more downward movement for you.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said you will begin to enjoy rain because there will be frequent answers to your prayers.
In Mark 5 v 45-42 the story of Jarius who had an only daughter, when they told him that the only daughter was dead you could imagine the storm.
The only one daughter;
Not that he didn’t want more children because the daughter is about twelve year old but for one reason or the other none came.
There was a storm.
The Lord told him to fear not.
The stiller of storm stilled the storm.
Every one of you going through family storm, in the name that is above every other name, the storm will be over in Jesus name.
I’m sure the older pastor will remember the story of one of our pastors who may be sitting up there, his wife was pregnant.
Was almost ready to deliver, they went to church had a wonderful service, came back home, the wife cooked.
She sat down to eat and while they were eating the wife just fell from the chair knocked down dead, pregnancy and all.
When you talk about prayer, I have told you there are all manners of prayers.
There are prayers you pray like a gentle man when you have no storm, when you have a storm you will pray you won’t care who hears you.
So the pastor began to cry unto the Lord, the neighbors heard the noise they came, somebody checked the pulse found she was dead.
What is wrong with this man praying, they grabbed the woman, because the death came so suddenly the baby in the womb was still breathing, they rushed her to the hospital and since the woman was dead there was no need for anesthetic.
They began operation immediately to see if they could at least reach the baby before it was too late.
And everybody was praying that God save the baby, only the pastor was praying “God save my wife too”.
So the doctor brought out the baby; fortunately the baby was still alive.
They quickly sewed up the woman, they didn’t do it so tidy because she was dead anyway.
But just as they finished sowing her up; she came back to life.
True story not they say!
One of my pastors.
There is no storm too big for the Lord to still, whatever storm is in your family tonight shall be still in Jesus name.
And then of course there could be storm spiritual.
It is probably one of the worst storms you can think about, in Mark 5 v 1-20 you know the story of the mad man of Gadarene; the man who had the legions of demon.
Each time I told you about this story, in the past I used to say he was so mad that mad people call him mad.
One day one of my children said madness is madness. I say madness can be in category.
I told him a true story, in the early day of the camp when we first moved here, because nobody was living here, only the carpenters and myself when I come to pray.
We have room where we can keep sick people, we have Bible college student there too. So when they find a case that are no responding to medical treatment, mad people they will refer them.
They brought one from Ife shackled hand and feet after about three days he has calm down, then they brought one from Abeokuta who was still hundred percent mad.
So they put him the same room as the one from Ife and the one from Ife ran out. Shouting, come and see these people o, they have brought a mad man to come and stay with me.
Lord has mercy.
Madness can be in category.
The mad man of Gadarene was mad of the highest category but when he met the prince of peace within the twinkling of an eye, the mad man became an evangelist.
All of you who are being tormented by one demon or the other you shall be free tonight.
Because Philippians 2 v 9-10 says God has given Him a name that is above every other name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow.
Every demon, no matter it is been tormenting you will leave you alone tonight in Jesus name.
But then even though peace have been define accurately by my brother who spoke before me as the absence of war, but the greatest peace actually there can be peace even when the storm is still raging.
It is possible to have peace within a storm for example in 2 King6 v 15 -17 the Bible tell us about how a king sent a whole army to go and arrest a man of God and the servant of the man of God went out and saw that they were surrounded by horses and chariot and a whole army coming to arrest just one man.
The poor young man was afraid, he ran inside said to his master, “we are done for, we are finished, there is no escape”, but the man of God was sitting on his rocking chair completely at peace saying don’t worry my son, those who are with us are more than those who are with them, but the boy couldn’t see it, he could only see two of them.
I am sure he must have told his master “master, you don’t see what I am saying, there is an army out there and it doesn’t how I count, whether I count one two or two one, there are only two of us.
But the man of God prayed a simple prayer and asked the Almighty God to open his eye, suddenly the man saw horses and chariot of fire surrounding them,.
I told some of my children not too long ago, those of you who are fasting now, congratulation, when the storms comes you shall rejoice. But those who refuse to fast now; they will fast in those days.
Peace within a storm, in Mark 4 v 35-41 bible tells us there was a storm but Jesus was sleeping.
The prince of peace was enjoying his sleep even though the storm was raging. There is nothing as pleasant as peace within a storm.
And I can tell you several stories some of them you have heard before may be I just tell you one because of those of you who are new.
I was travelling this time again in the plane, this time I think it was British air way but it was after the experience of the first one that I mentioned.
Young and hungry, I was travelling in an economy and in the food in the economy those of you travelling; you know it can’t fill the stomach of a hungry young man.
We have already taken off and they have already serve us when the captain came and said ladies and gentlemen the weather boys told us that around the time we will be landing in London there will be a storm, but don’t worry we will manage to land.
The man sitting next to me the moment he heard that he just froze, he couldn’t eat but because of my previous experience; I knew if He got me through before, he will get me through again.
I just finished my food then I looked at the man he wasn’t eating, so I said sir, you are not eating? He looked at me surprised; apparently he had been looking at me from the corner of his eye.
He said you mean you speak English?
You heard what the captain said?
I said yes sir.
So I repeated you are not eating?
He said no, can I?
He said ok,
So I took his tray and gave him my own tray and I finished his food, after which I slept.
In the name that is above every other name, from tonight forward you will enjoy peace like a river.
When we got to Heathrow and the same captain came on the speaker, he said ladies and gentleman, the weather boys has deceived us there is no storm in London the storm is in Ireland, I looked at the man, he looked at me and both of us began to laugh.
It is too late for him to get his food back but I heard God speak to me.
Again God will speak to somebody here tonight and said son, the weather boys did not make a mistake but because of you I diverted the storm.
May I decree as I have done before, any storm coming your way shall be diverted.
Almighty God asked me to tell someone He said the fellow will understand, He said simply your joy will resurrect.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said before the end of this year you will be riding high.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, what gave you the impression that your glorious has passed, He said I am your hope of glory and your glorious day are yet to come.
Prince of peace can still any storm, physical storm, material storm, marital storm, emotional storm, spiritual storm; He can even give you peace inside the storm.
However the text I read to you from where we got this theme “PEACE LIKE A RIVER says if only you will hearken diligently to the commandment of your God, then your peace would have been like a river.
In other word He is saying the reason for the storm in your life is because you did not pay attention to His commandment.
So He is saying you want peace like a river? He said you have to go back check your ways, find out in what ways you have been disobeying God, if only you will hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God then your peace will be like a river.
In Exodus 15 v 26 the Bible said if you will hearken diligently to hearken to the voice of the Lord your God to observe and to do all that He is commanding you, He said I won’t even let you to be sick.
Forever thy word is settled.
It is possible to be hundred percent healthy for the rest of your life if you will hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, to observe and to do all that He commands and I will bring none of the diseases there were upon the Egyptian upon you, for I am the Lord that heals you, He said I will be your physician, I will be God your healer.
In 2King 5 v 1- 14 Naaman came to the man of God with an incurable disease, the man of God said go and deep yourself seven times in Jordan .
Naaman said; are there no better rivers where am coming from?
Who is going to deep himself in dirty river like Jordan?
The man of God said alright; if you won’t obey simple instruction, go ahead with your leprosy.
But when he obeyed and deep himself seven times not six because when he was coming up after the sixth deeping he was still a leper.
When God say seven it must be seven.
When he was coming up the seventh times the Bible says his skin came out like that of a new baby.
If you will hearken to observe and to do all these commandments then you won’t have to be sick.
If you will hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord to observe and to do all that He commands you; you won’t have financial storms.
It is not me who says so, it is God Deuteronomy 28 v 1-2 and then 11-12. Deuteronomy have been written long time ago before you were born before I was born, so I am not the writer.
If you will observe to do all that he will commands you, He said I will set you above nation of the world, He said blessings will pursue you and over take you.
He said you will never borrow, you will be lending to nation.
I didn’t write that it is there and forever oh Lord thy word is settled.
Some of you will say that is in the Old Testament then throw away the Bible and then cease to be a Christian.
In 2King 7 v 1-4 When that widow of the sons of the prophet, came to the man of God and said I am not only in financial problem, I am in a family storm, because the creditors are coming to take my children into bondage help me, the man of God said to her woman listen carefully.
Number one go home, number two go and borrow empty vessels from your neighbors, number three shut the door on yourself and your sons, number four beginning to pour the little oil into the vessel, setting aside that which is full.
Step by step, this is what I want you to do, the woman went and obeyed instruction to detail. If she had gone home, borrowed empty vessels and did not shut the door on herself and the child the oil will not have flowed.
And the man of man of God told her borrow not a few, if she had borrowed a few the moment the empty vessel finished, the oil stop. If she had borrowed more vessels the oil will have kept on going.
It is not the pastor who wrote Malachi 3 v 8-11 when the Almighty God said you are to bring all the tithe to His store house.
He didn’t say help me spend part, he said bring all. He said he will rebuke devourers for your sake.
Get the tape of Last Monday I don’t have all the time to tell you all the stories.
When the Almighty God said to the widow of Zarephath on 1king 17 v 8-16 when the prophet said do my own first, that was a very serious, very difficult commandments and the widow obeyed she never lack throughout the famine. I told those who were here on Monday,
Honor me with your first fruit, he did not say I need your money, I told them and said check those of you who are educated when the university all over the world, when they want to give honorary degree to somebody who doesn’t need it, they don’t give honorary degree to an unknown famer.
They look at somebody and say what can give this man? We can’t give him money, he has money, you can’t give him cloth, he has cloth, you can’t even say you want to give him room in the vice chancellor lodge he has his own houses, let’s give him a degree to honor him that is what God is saying. Honor me I am the all sufficient one. And then see how I will respond.
In John 15 v 16 the Almighty God said you have not chosen me but I have chosen you that you should go and bring forth fruit and make sure your fruit will abide, he said if you do it that way anything you ask I will do it.
Some of us complained that God has not been answering our prayers, how many souls have you won?
Some of you have been born again three years, you haven’t won a single soul to the Lord and yet you are grumbling that you have storms here, you have storm there, the answer hasn’t come.
How many souls have you won? He expects you to be winning souls regularly. He says a tree that is not producing a fruit should be cut down, you should even be grateful to him that he hasn’t cut you down yet.
1 Thessalonians 5v 17-18 they say in all things we are to give thanks and that you are to pray without season, why don’t we just listen to his commandment and do them and see whether or not you will have peace like river.
We are about to close now because are about to pray, by the grace some of us will pray, some of us will pray, the rest of us will join us.
In the same Isaiah 48 v 22 I think mummy mentioned this while she was praying, the bible stated categorically no peace to the wicked saith the Lord.
You are living in sin, you want to continue to leave in sin and you are asking for peace?
God said it is not going to happen, no peace to the wicked, you don’t come out of your life of sin, you want to be rich and so you are stealing; but the word of God is clear on these things, he said as the partridge sit on an egg and hatch them not he said so will those who gather wealth but not righteousness will die in the middle of their days and at the end be a fool.
Why don’t we follow his instructions and then we will have peace, if he is the prince of peace, he can still any storm no matter how big, but you have to surrender to him first, you have to make up your mind to say bye, bye to a life of sin, you want to like a life of holiness, you want to live a life that is pleasing to the almighty God, then the prince of peace will arise for you, he will still all your storms.
So if there is any one here tonight and you want to say bye, bye to the life of sin and you want to live for God from now on so that you too can begin to enjoy the peace that only the prince of peace can give, you can begin to come forward now, surrender your life to Jesus and I will pray for your salvation and you will begin to enjoy peace like a river.
As you come begin to pray, ask Jesus to save your soul.
Brethren lets lift our hands and pray for all these people that the Almighty God will cleanse them He will give them a brand new beginning, that today a new beginning will start in their lives, that they will begin a life free of sin, they will leave a life pleasing to God.
Let’s intercede for them, that the Almighty God will save their souls, he will give them a brand new beginning. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Savior, I just want to say thank you, thank you for your word, thank you for these people who have come forward to surrender their lives to you, please remember your promise that whosoever will come to you will no wise cast out, they have come to you now,
Father please receive them in Jesus name, have mercy on them in Jesus name, let your blood wash away all their sins, father give them a brand new beginning today in Jesus name, write their names in the book of life, from now anytime they call on you answer them by fire,
Let them serve you till the end, don’t let them go back to the world in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.
Those of you in front let me hear you shout halleluiah!
Now I want to make a solemn promise that from now I will be praying for you, very soon you will be receiving miracles then you will know somebody is praying for you and that person will be me.
That is why I will need your name your address and I will be praying for you. So I will need your name and your address.
1. Praise God because the prince of peace is your father.
2. Father, Please forgive all my acts of disobedience.
3. Father, let me cease to be my own enemy.
4. Father, give me the grace to restitute my ways and change my attitude to your commandments.
5. Father, give me tonight the spirit of total obedience to your word.
6. Father, please let every storm in my body, in my soul and spirit cease tonight.
7. Father, please let there be no more financial storms in my life forever.
8. Father, command every storms in my family to cease now.
9. Father, please arise and scatter all the enemies of my peace.
10. Father, every plant you have not planted in my life, in my home, in my business, in your church uproot this month.
11. Father, please give us Nigeria of your own dream.
12. Individual prayers.
I want you to pray with all your strength now and say in the mighty name of Jesus from now I will obey God therefore I command every storm in my life be still… in Jesus mighty name we prayed.
I want you to join hands with your neighbor and say neighbor you are coming out tonight; you are coming out of sickness, you are coming out of bandage, you are coming out failure, you are coming out of fear… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Just one more prayer and I want you to pray it with all your heart because the word of God says if two of you shall agree as touching anything here on earth it shall be done for us by our father who is in heaven, so lift your voice up and say neighbor I agree with you from now you will enjoy peace like river in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The Almighty God will answer your prayers, he will forgive all your act of disobedient, the grace to obey God receive it now, there will be peace in your body, there will be peace in your soul, there will be peace in your spirit, there will be peace in your home, there will be peace in your finances.
Every storm in your life will end tonight, all the enemies of your peace shall be buried this month, you will enjoy peace like the river.
It shall be well with you; from now on you will serve the Lord, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
RIVERS OF LIVING WATER
7th of March, 2014
Let’s lift our hands to the Almighty God and begin to worship Him, worship the King of kings, worship the Lord of lords, tell Him you love Him, tell Him you appreciate Him.
Give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration. Bless His holy name, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, He is worthy to be magnified, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration.
Praise the King of kings, praise the Lord of lords, praise the Ancient of days. Magnify His holy name; He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, He is our savior, He is our healer, He is our deliverer, He is the One who can answer all our prayers, He is the One who can solve all our problems, He is the One who can turn our problems to testimonies.
Give Him glory, give Him all honor, give Him Adoration bless His holy name.
Oh yes, You are worthy Lord; You are worthy to be magnified, worthy to be glorified, You are worthy of all praise, You are worthy of all adoration.
We bless Your holy name, be Thou exalted Lord, be Thou magnified; King of kings.
We worship You, oh Lord of Lords, thank You Lord. Blessed be Your holy name. You are worthy of all our praise, thank you Jesus, thank you Lord, thank you Savior…
In Jesus mighty name we worship.
I want you to lift your voice to Him and say Father, please make this night a special night for me; make it a night not to be forgotten, make it a night of joy.
A night of healings, a night of miracles, a night of breakthrough, a night of mighty testimonies, make it a very special night for me; make it a night to be remembered.
Make it a night I will never forget.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to Him one more time and say Father, whatever I ask for tonight please answer me by fire. Go ahead and talk to the Lord…..
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Worthy, worthy is the Lamb 2ce
That was slain,
Glory halleluiah! 2ce
Praise the Lord!
Eternal Rock of Ages, Ancient of days, Unchangeable Changer, the Holy One of Israel, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the One who has no beginning, the One who has no ending, the One who has been before the mountains were brought forth, the One who will be when the world is gone.
We bless Your name, we give You glory for all the help that You have rendered to us in the past, we thank You for our tomorrow; we know our tomorrow will be alright, please accept our thanks in Jesus name.
King of glory, in the life of all your children here today and those who are listening to us all over the world, please do something new, do something great, do something glorious, do something divine.
Make this night a night to remember, answer all prayers tonight, give everyone of us a major testimony.
And before the sun rises tomorrow; let Your praise overflow from our mouth.
Thank you Almighty God, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. (Amen)
Let somebody shout hallelujah!
THE FATHER’S BLESSING
Please remain standing, the Bible tells us when Isaac wanted to bless his children, while the elder brother was about looking for an animal to prepare for his father, the younger brother brought him something for him to eat and he poured out his blessings upon him.
When the elder brother came, he asked his father, don’t you have any blessings left at all?
The father says I have one, but it is just a crumb. “Give me that one too”.
So Esau got the crumb, but as the Bible teaches that very soon, Esau has prospered so mightily that he had four hundred bodyguards and all he got was a crumb but the younger brother got the big doze.
Tonight in the name that is above every other name, I want to pronounce on you the father’s blessings and your own will not be a crumb.
So as I bless you I want you to say amen with all your heart because the greatest prayer anyone can pray for you is God bless you.
And so I decree in the name of the One who called me, the One who has made me a Daddy for you, from now on you are blessed.
You are blessed in the morning, you are blessed in the afternoon, you are blessed in the evening, you are blessed in the night time, you are blessed going out, you are blessed coming in, you are blessed in your offices, your finances are blessed, your families are blessed.
Whatever you touch will prosper, you will never know failure again, your problems will become your testimonies.
The Almighty God will promote you, He will take you to great heights, you will never fall, you will never fail, you will keep on succeeding and it will be well with you and you will serve God till the end.
So shall it be in Jesus mighty name you are blessed.
Go ahead and put your hands together to the Almighty God.
Even if you go home now your case is settled, glory be to God.
RIVERS OF LIVING WATERS
John 7 v 37-39 In the last day of the feast; that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, if any man thirst, let him come unto Me and drink. He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
But this spake He of the Spirit, which they that believe on Him should receive for the Holy Ghost, was not yet given: because that Jesus was not yet glorified.
My children who spoke yesterday has given us all manner of definition of what a river is; it was yesterday that they began to tell us about the youthful river, about mature rivers, about old rivers, about rejuvenated river.
So what can a Pastor say after we have listen to Evangelist and Prophets?
All I want to say is that there are categories of rivers: little streams, big rivers, mighty rivers, Ezekiel 47 v 3-5 tells us about a river that can be just ankle deep and then he talks about a river that could be knee deep, and it talks about a river that could be waist deep and then talks about a river so big that you can only swim in it.
Let me start by prophesying to someone, that within the three months, your river will move from ankle deep to knee deep, within the next six months your river will move from kneel deep to waist deep, by the end of the year, your river will be so big you can only swim in it.
But more importantly tonight, I want to focus on the various categories of healings, because when my Daddy asked me to ask for a gift for this year’s Special Holy Ghost Service, I asked Him for at least seventy two thousand instant healing and we are getting that tonight.
There are categories of healing; I want to put them under two broad headings, what I call regular healing and special healings.
For example the anointing required to heal a headache, it is not exactly the same as the one required to cure aids.
One is different from the others, that is why in 1Corinthians 12 v 28 the Bible talks about the gifts of healings.
Not just one gift but gifts, not one kind of healing but healings, so tonight in the Mighty name of Jesus, whether what you need is regular healing or special healing the Lord will answer you today in Jesus name.
Let’s just look quickly at regular healing; and by that we are talking about problems like fever, if you have not known fever you may think it is a minor problem.
But the one who has fever knows it is not minor to him or her.
In Matthew 8 v 14-15 the Bible tells us about the fever the mother in law of Peter had and it took Jesus to heal her and she got up and began to minister unto Him.
Well, if your own is just a minor problem; headache, fever, a little bit of stomach pain, some back ache, some pains in your joints and I hope you are listening and you know when your case is mentioned.
Maybe your problem had to do with a little problem with your eyes, just a little problem with your ears, just a little problem with your lungs etc. receives your healings straight away.
And then we move on to special healings; and when we are talking about special healing, we are talking about healing that ordinary medical science might not be able to handle.
For example, when we are talking about healing involving restoration. In Matthew 12 v 10 -13 the Bible talks about a man with a withered hand.
Now if a hand is withered there is nothing any drug can do to restore it, but when Jesus saw that man with the withered hand, He immediately asks him to stretch forth his hand.
The hand was restored like the other one just as it was before.
In Mark 2 v 1-12 the Bible talks about the man who was paralyzed from the neck down, for such a case there was little that medicine could do for him, but when he came into the presence of Jesus Christ he was restored completely.
In Mathew 8 v 1-3 the Bible talks about a leper and the problem with leprosy is that it is a disease that can cut off fingers, cut off toes, cut off noses and ears.
And even if there are drugs that can put an end to the leprosy, there are no drugs to restore the limbs that have been lost.
But when this man came to Jesus Christ, he was not only cured, he got restored. So I am prophesying that if what you need is total restoration, receive it now in Jesus name.
There is the healing that involves deliverance, for example, in Luke 13 v 11-13 …………….
Thank you Father, The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said because the tide has turned in your favor, there is no stopping you now.
In Luke 13 v 11-13 the Bible talked about a woman who was bent double and no matter how hard she tried she could not straighten up and when Jesus Christ was going to set her free; Jesus said concerning her that it was Satan who bound her for eighteen years.
For eighteen years she was bent double, there was an invisible rope binding her, forcing her to bend double but when Jesus came on the scene He severed the rope and the woman could straighten up again.
Many a times people go to the hospital; they know they are sick and the doctors will examine them from top to bottom and say there is nothing wrong with you.
At times, it becomes almost an embarrassment as if the sick fellow is pretending, but it is not the fault of the doctors, demons don’t appear on x-ray machine.
You can’t see them because they don’t have flesh and blood.
But I decree that all forces holding you down shall be scattered in Jesus name.
In Matthew 12 v 22 we see a classical example of what a demon can do to someone.
They brought a man to Jesus; who was blind and dumb.
But when they brought him to Jesus Christ, He discovered that this man had a demon, it was the demon in him that was blocking his eyesight and was holding his vocal cord and when He cast out the demons; the Bible says the blind and dumb man both spoke and saw.
As soon as the demon left, healing came.
Whatever is in you that is not planted by God shall go out tonight in Jesus name.
In Mark 5 v 25-34 the Bible talks about the woman with the issue of blood.
It was an evil force that kept the blood flowing. There was a door that was supposed to open the womb of a woman once a month for approximately three days and her menses was supposed to flow, after three days or four, the door is supposed to close back, in the case of this woman the enemies kept the door wide open, and she just kept on bleeding.
The Bible says, she went to doctors, she went to the best in the land and they all failed her, thank God there is a God who will never fail.
And tonight those of you whom the doctors have said there is nothing more we can do; from tonight get ready for your testimonies.
You remember the story of that young man who went to study in America and before he left the family called a get together, celebrated him because their son was going abroad to study.
One of the relatives decided that he will plant something into this boy so that he will be tormented and not be able to succeed.
The boy went and all the years he was in America, there was a fire burning him in his stomach and the doctors examined him from head to toe and found nothing that was absolutely wrong.
So the doctors told him maybe it was a physiological problem.
They gave him all manners of drug, but somehow he managed to finish and came back to Nigeria with a doctorate degree after a lot of suffering.
When he heard that we were holding a program at Ibadan Grammar School and he decided to come, because he heard that there is a God who can set him free.
The devil knew he was coming and did everything to block his way.
He traveled four days before he could arrive, he arrived just as we were about to finish.
I was preaching when suddenly I saw somebody who was shouting in the crowd
it is gone! It is gone!!
When he was giving us the testimony he told us the details.
Whatever is in you and it is not of God before the service ends tonight you will shout it is gone.
The Lord said there is someone here, there is an object crawling over your body, He asked me to rejoice with you because it is gone.
The Lord said there is someone here in particular, He said the noise in your brain is like that of a dog barking, simply hearing the barking of a dog in your brain. The barking has stopped and it will never return.
And then there is the healing that will require a creative miracle.
In John 9 v 1-7 the Bible talks about the man who was born blind; he was born without eyes and the Lord Jesus Christ saw him and the disciple said
“Who sin, that his man was born blind; the man or the parent?”
Jesus Christ said it is not the matter of sin now, but that the glory of God might be made manifest in his life.
Jesus Christ spat on the ground, made some mud into clay and anointed his eye with the mud.
Like I told some of you before that this man was in a hurry to come into the world so he didn’t wait for eyes, so Jesus decided to show the people how we were created initially.
We were created from the mud on the ground so were the eyes were supposed to be what this man didn’t wait for.
God put the mud there and told him to go and wash, he washed and came back seeing.
There are some of you; some parts of your body had been destroyed and there is nothing any human being can do, but tonight the spare parts in heaven required for your total breakthrough shall be released unto you now.
I know some of you will remember the testimony of a Holy Ghost Night we held at the national stadium in Surulere Lagos.
Now there was a man sitting high up in the gallery the word of God came; this man had a problem with one of his kidneys and the doctor had removed it.
Then the second kidneys had begun to give him trouble.
That night God spoke and said “there is a man here one of your kidneys has been removed, the second one is giving you trouble and God said He is giving him two brand new kidneys”.
The man jumps for joy that was Friday/Saturday, the following Monday he went back to the doctor who removed the first kidney.
The doctor said “I can’t believe what I am seeing because I remember your case very, very well!
The day we were removing the first kidney, everything that could go wrong, went wrong; the operation lasted eighteen hours so we can’t forget your case, but now I am not seeing just one kidney I am seeing two and the two are brand new.
I have good news for somebody here tonight; whatever you need from God, whatever the enemies had destroyed in your body, get new ones right now in Jesus name.
That is why my heart leapt for joy when I heard the testimony of my son from Australia who got a brand new liver.
Whatever you need; a new liver, a new kidney, brand new heart, brand new brain, brand new womb, whatever you need that it is necessary receive it now in Jesus name.
Thank you Father, thank you Almighty, The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said what you need most is mercy; he said I will open the river of mercy into your life.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said the holes in your pocket are sealed now.
I was hearing twins, triplets; Daddy says that there is a woman in the crowd believing God intensely for twins and there is another woman very close to her believing God intensely for triplet. Now He asked me to tell both of you; they will arrive early next year.
The Lord asks me to tell you a story, but it is a funny story but it forms the foundation for the next prophecy.
The great days of Mohammed Alli he has the ability to predict when he will knock out an opponent.
So on one occasion he said, I will knock him out in three rounds after some time he changed his mind and said I will knock him out in round two.
Then the day of the competition came and he only succeeded in knocking out the opponent in round five.
So they challenged him; you said round three, you didn’t do it in three, you said round two, you didn’t do it in round two.
You missed it this time.
He said “what is two plus three”?
The Lord asked me to tell someone here get ready for a set of five babies.
There is healing involving restoration, we have cases where the sickness had gone beyond ordinary restoration or creative miracle the fellow had been killed by the sickness.
The fellow is dead.
To heal that fellow you have to first of all brought him back to life and then deal with the sickness that killed him in the first place.
And we have several examples in Mark 5 v 35-42 the Bible tells us the story of the daughter of Jarius, she was dead, Jesus got there and brought her back to life and in the process the original sickness was gone.
In Luke 7 v 11-15 there was the story of the son of the widow of Nain; he has been dead for a while they were on the way to bury him, Jesus came on the scene brought him back to life and took care of the sickness at the same time.
In John 11 v 39-44 there was a case of Lazarus; he has been dead and buried four days. Jesus brought Him back to life and the sickness that killed him was dealt with immediately.
Now there might be some part of your body that are completely dead.
Occasionally, when you go to hospital for treatment, the drug they give to you might even kill some part of your body.
If you ask doctors, they will tell you that when they are doing chemotherapy, the chemotherapy not only destroy cancer cells, it also destroys the healthy cells around the cancer cell that is why when somebody survives cancer, there are some problems that they will have to deal with for the rest of their lives.
But tonight in the name that is above every other name, everything that is dead in your life shall resurrect and your healing shall be made complete in Jesus name.
Some of us will remember the story I think it was one of the Congresses, quiet some years ago now, but on this very Altar, there was a woman; the baby in her womb had been dead for several days, she got to the hospital and the doctor said the baby was even already decaying and they must operate immediately, because otherwise the poison will begin to spread in the body of the mother.
But it was December and the mother said; you want to operate?
No problem, but let me go to Congress and return; if God did not do something about my case then you can do anything you want.
They told her “you are risking your life; the baby is dead, long dead and you might die too”.
She said “well, it’s my life, let me go to the Congress first.
Monday night nothing happened, Tuesday night; nothing happened, Wednesday night; the power of God came down so mightily I couldn’t stand I had to get a chair to sit on.
But as I was going down to the seat, the word of God came.
And said “there is someone here the baby in your womb has been dead for a while, but it is coming back to life”.
And she screamed!
I sat down and I couldn’t even keep siting.
They had to help me back to my office.
Some of you here will remember that night, well the moment God spoke the baby that was dead was bought back to life and by the time she got home, instead of doing an operation to remove a dead baby it was a healthy baby that was given birth to.
Whatever has been dead in your body in the name of my Father in heaven, it will come back to live now in Jesus name.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He asked me to tell you; stop worrying because your joy will soon overflow.
This is a special one, please listen carefully to this one;
The Lord said He is making someone an offer that either He gives you three miracles that you will share with Him 50/50 for each one, or He could give you seven breakthroughs that you will share with Him 70% to Him, 30% to yourself. He asks you to chose. If you have already made your choice, let me hear your amen.
Now comes the question, for whom will the river flow?
This river of healing waters that can bring in regular healing or bring in resurrection or bring in restoration or bring in deliverance, or bring in creative miracles.
For whom will the river flow?
1. The river will flow for someone who is willing to follow Jesus all the way. Mark 10 v 46- 52 what Bartimeus want was a creative miracle. He was born blind, his eye came back and the bible said he followed Jesus in the way. Rivers will flow for someone willing to follow Jesus all the way.
2. Mark 1 v 40-45 the river will flow for someone who will witness for Christ, someone who will not keep his or her mouth shut, it tells the story of the leper who came to Jesus and Jesus cured him. Even though Jesus teased him by saying don’t tell anyone, the man went everywhere telling the story, this man got a restoration, healing and he went telling everybody about what God has done. The river will follow for someone who will be a witness.
3. The river will flow for someone who is ready to serve God, Matthew 8 v 14-15 the bible says the moment Jesus healed Peter’s mother in law of a fever, as soon as she got up, she began to serve Jesus. For whom will the river flow? For someone who is ready to serve Jesus.
The Lord is speaking to someone and said, get ready for the best and the biggest surprise of your life so far.
The Lord said there is someone here he said you are to pay particular attention to the next rainfall because it will be falling specifically for you, it will signify an end to your personal dry season.
4. Mark 5 v 25-34 it is the story of the woman with the issue of blood. The woman pressed through to touch Jesus Christ and she did it by faith. Tonight the river is going to flow for someone who will press through to Jesus in prayer, who will press through to Jesus in faith. Someone who will touch Jesus before this night is out, then suddenly the rivers will flow for the person.
During the solemn assembly with my pastors, we heard the testimony of a man who is an Alhaji not even a Christian.
He had a problem because he discovered that a section of his body was as if it was going to paralyze, he was in a very great pain, and then he heard that we are coming to Abuja for a program; he knew that if he ask the people around to bring him for prayers they are not likely to pay him attention.
So he found out where we are going to be and located himself strategically and he managed to slip through all the bodyguards, grabbed my hand and put it on his head before they could stop him. And he was healed immediately.
And to prove that he was healed, he sent me a gift, a very big gift, I won’t tell you what it is none of your business.
But that man came in faith, he believed that just a touch from God is going to settle his problem.
Tonight someone is going to get a touch from the Almighty.
5. And of course the river will flow for someone who will say bye, bye to a life of sin; because Isaiah 59 v 1-2 says the hand of the Lord is not shortened that it cannot save, neither his hearing heavy that He cannot hear, but your sin/iniquity has separated you and your God that He will not hear.
In other words, the river is about to flow, the only thing that can stand between you and that flow tonight is if you refuse to say bye to a life of sin.
But if you will, totally and genuinely surrender your life to Jesus so that His blood can wash away your sin, nothing can stop you from getting your healings tonight, because the river of living water is already flowing and it is going to flow more before this night is out In Jesus name.
I know some of us have already surrendered our life to Jesus Christ tonight, God sees your step of faith and by the grace of God, your sins are gone.
You are ready for the rivers of the living water to flow.
But there is the possibility that there is somebody who came late, who arrived after that altar call was given, but now you want to surrender your life to Jesus.
You want your sins to be gone so that His healing power can flow through you. If there is any such a person, I want to give you your own opportunity you might be just one fellow or two.
If you are such a fellow before I count ten come and stand before me here so I can pray for your salvation and then the rest of us will join and cry for the rivers to begin to flow….
As you come, begin to cry unto the Almighty God, ask him to forgive you your sin, ask him to wash you clean in His blood tonight, tell Him, Lord I want to say bye, bye to a life of sin, I don’t want to live a sinful life anymore, I want you to save my soul, forgive me all my sin, cleanse me with your powerful blood from the sins of the past and I will serve you for the rest of my life.
Go ahead and talk to Him
The rest of us, please, let’s stretch our hands towards this person, that the Almighty Savior will save their soul, that his blood will wipe away all their sins, that the Almighty God will give them a brand new beginning…
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Savior, I want to bless your holy name, I want to thank you for your word, I want to thank you for these people who have responded to your word, they have come to you now father, please receive them in Jesus name, forgive all their sins in Jesus name, let your blood wash them clean in Jesus name, as you save their soul today please write their name in the book of life.
Please don’t let them go back to a life of sin, for the rest of their lives please let them serve you, when it is time to pray Lord God Almighty, answer them also in Jesus name, thank you Almighty God, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Those of you who have come forward, let me hear you shout hallelujah! I rejoice with you now because every day of my life I will be praying for you and you will be receiving miracle and you will know there is someone, somewhere praying for you, that is why I need your names, your address and your prayer request.
1. Praise the Almighty God; for even the prophecy that have gone forth into your life, because there shall be a performance of His word.
2. Father, anything that can stand between me and my breakthrough tonight, please remove with your blood
3. Father, let your healing waters flow into my body, soul and spirit tonight.
4. Father, please let your living water flow to all who are precious to me; whether here, at home or abroad.
5. Father, let your healing water flow into my finances tonight
6. Father, please every plant you did not plant in my life, in my home, in my place of work; flush it out tonight.
7. Father, the time has come; please let my testimony be complete this month.
8. Personal request.
Join your hands to your neighbor…
1. Father, I agree with my neighbor, his suffering must end tonight….in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
2. Father in the name of Jesus, I agree with my neighbor every enemy in the home of this child of God, get out now… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed
3. Father in the name of Jesus, I command that the devil will not come near the home of this my neighbor…… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed
Remember the law of harvest what you sow is what you reap, what you are showing to your neighbor is what God will multiply back to you.
4. Father, tonight I command total victory for my neighbor….… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed
5. Father, next time I see this, your child, let it be at a much higher level….…
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed
6. Father, every prayer of the general overseer, answer by fire… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The Lord will answer your prayers his healing water will flow into your life, it will flow into your homes, your sufferings will end tonight, your victory will absolutely, every enemy in your home shall be uprooted tonight, those who will not allow you to reach your goal they will not see the end of this month, the enemies will not come near your home again, the next time I see you, you will be at a higher level.
So shall it be in Jesus mighty name we prayed.
Amen. If you receive that shout halleluiah!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
GREAT AND MIGHTY SEEDS
4th of April, 2014
Let’s lift our hands to the Almighty God and begin to bless His holy name, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration.
Bless the King of kings, bless the Lord of lords, bless the Ancient of days, bless the I am that I am, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, He is worthy to be magnified.
Praise Him, give Him glory, praise Him for protecting you in January, February, March and bringing you to April.
Magnify His holy name, there is no one like Him; He is the almighty God.
Praise Him; praise the Ancient of days, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, bless the King of kings, bless the Lord of lords, magnify His holy name.
Thank you Father, thank you Lord, thank you Father… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let us pray for those who have lost someone precious; particularly in the past. And say Father, because of the service of this evening; wipe away tears from all eyes….
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Pray with all your heart and say Father, for the rest of my life, don’t let me sorrow over my children again…
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I have a Father, Almighty Father,
He is the King of kings and Lord of lords, I have a Father.
He is King of kings and Lord of lords
I have a Father, He is Jehovah shalom
I have a Father, Almighty Father,
He is the King of kings and Lord of lords, I have a Father.
I have a Father; Jehovah Rapha
I have a Father
I have a Father, almighty Father,
He is the King of kings and Lord of lords, I have a Father.
Almighty God the Father of all fathers, the King of kings the Lord of lords.
Jehovah Shammah, Jehovah Rapha, Jehovah Elshaddai, Jehovah Nissi, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Holy One of Israel, the Unchangeable changer, the Lover of children, glory be to Your holy name.
Father Glory be to your holy name.
Thank you for January, thank you for February, thank you for March, thank you for April, accept our worship in Jesus name.
Father your children are here tonight; everyone of these your children, protect them, anoint them, make them great, make them mighty, defend them, keep the enemy far away from them.
Lord God Almighty, we pray that we will never sorrow over our children again.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen
Let someone shout hallelujah!
Shake hand with one or two people and prophecy to them that your seeds shall be great and mighty!
My Father, I want to bless Your holy name, for your children born in the month of April; April is the fourth month of the year and I am asking, Lord God Almighty from the four corners of the world send help to your children; from the east send help to them, from the west send help to them, from the north send help to them, from the south send help to the give them.
Give them a brand new beginning; give them a new beginning of joy, a new beginning of success, establish them oh Lord and make them great.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
By the special grace of God, if Jesus tarries, the special Holy Ghost Service in May which is actually for all of us as well as all our workers has a special theme.
And the theme is MADE GREAT BY GRACE.
David said your gentleness has made me great. It is going to be an extraordinary night indeed, so I expect to see all of you there.
Those of you who are listening on the Internet on the Radio, the Almighty God will reach out to you, but if it is all possible for you to be physically present that night, I will advise you to come.
Genesis 12 v 1- 3
Now the Lord had said unto Abram, get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee.
And I will make thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great and thou shalt be a blessing.
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Some people are born great; from the moment they are born, they are great.
In Jeremiah 1 v 4-5 the Bible tells us God said to Jeremiah, He said even before I form thee, I know thee, before your father and your mother came together, I already knew thee, while you are yet in your mother’s womb, I have already certify you, I have already ordained you a prophet.
In Romans 9 v 10-13 the Bible tells us that while Jacob and Esau were still in the womb, they were not yet born, God had already decreed that the elder was going to serve the younger, God said that is my decision.
The children were not yet born and you can’t query God because Psalm 115 v 3 Our God is in the heaven, He does as He pleases, so some people from the moment they were born, they were born great.
If you are born in the palace of a king, you are automatically a prince and there is nothing anybody can do about it.
There is one Chinese man who was a comedian, he was recounting what happened when his baby was born in America.
He said the baby was born and he was looking at the baby and talking to the baby.
“He said, you baby must grow up quickly and tell me your secret. He said “because I have been in America for years struggling to become an American citizen, you came some second ago and you are already an American.
Grow up quickly and tell me your secret. The boy was born an American, he can collect an American passport before going home. Some people were born great!
Now some people achieve greatness, they were not born great, but they achieve greatness, they became great by what they did.
For example, in 1King 17 v 1 the Bible talks about Elijah and said, Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitant of Gilead, he didn’t mention his father’s name and among the Jews, one thing that shows that you matter is that you come from a good family, you are born into a good home.
The Bible was talking about Bartimeaus a beggar, it still said Bartimeaus the son of times.
He came from a respectable home.
Elijah didn’t come from a home that was reputable at all so they didn’t bother to call his father’s name but that man called down fire from heaven at least on three occasions, that man rode the chariot of the Most High God all the way to heaven he didn’t even taste death, he wasn’t born great but he achieved greatness.
David was not born great, the day that the man of God came to his father’s house to anoint a king, the father didn’t even consider him worthy of presentation.
1 Samuel 16 v 1-13, but that boy became great through achievement.
He killed Goliath, he became so great that people still refer to David as the giant killer, he achieved greatness.
I had an uncle, he is dead now, by the time I talked a little bit about him, some of you should know him.
He came from my family, if you know my family at all you’ll know he wasn’t born great, as a matter of fact, he left grammar school in form 4 because there was no money to complete the course.
But before he died, he became so rich he had to employ a professor to look after his money.
He didn’t finish school, but he employed professor of accountancy to be his treasurer. He achieved greatness!
I prophesy to someone here today; you may not be born great, nobody may know your parents, but you will achieve greatness in Jesus name.
Then some people have greatness thrust upon them.
Some people became great by force, they didn’t want to be great, they were not born great, they had no idea, they had no intention of becoming great, but somehow in the plan of the most High they were compelled to be great.
For example, Joshua wasn’t born great and he wasn’t planning to be great, he was satisfied being the messenger of a great man, he was the messenger of Moses that was his joy.
When Moses is going somewhere he will carry his bag and follow him. As far as he is concerned that is all that matter is the level of his own greatness; a messenger for a great man.
But in Joshua 1 v 1-8 the Almighty God spoke to him and said Joshua, Moses my servant is dead. Now it is your turn.
I wasn’t there that day, but I could see the leg of Joshua began to shake, can you imagine, looking at a messenger and saying hey!, you are the next president of a nation, he will look at you and say “I didn’t know you are already drinking some alcohol.
God spoke to him three times; be strong be of good courage, the third time God said so; there was a hint of anger in God’s voice” have I not commanded you, I say be strong and of a good courage because where Moses failed, you will succeed, God compels Joshua to become great.
When my father in the Lord returned from Jerusalem in 1975 and called me to his office and said:
“God has told me to ordain you as a pastor”,
I said what kind of problem is this? I didn’t come to church to become a pastor; I came to church to have my problem solved.
In the process my soul was saved beautiful!
For fourteen days and fourteen nights, my wife and I prayed that I will never become a pastor.
That is one of the prayers, God didn’t answer.
Then I became a pastor and years passed, suddenly my father in the Lord called me and said
“You are going to succeed me”.
Being a pastor is bad enough, am surprised I am seeing some people now who are eager to become pastor and General overseer.
I couldn’t say no to him in his presence so I make sure I got to Ilorin where I was lecturing, I wrote him a beautiful letter; please sir, get somebody else, I will support that fellow to the best of my ability.
Papa couldn’t read, thank God the man who read the letter to him is sitting down up here he could testify.
The name of the person who read the letter to Papa is Pastor KUO, he read the letter to him, I didn’t not want to be a General overseer but God compelled me.
There is somebody here today, God will compel you to be great.
So some are born great, some people achieved greatness, some people have greatness thrust upon them.
And then as we go through the scriptures, we find some people who have a combination of these various categories.
For example, we find someone who is born great and then achieve greatness; came from a great home, but became even greater.
For example, Isaac, his father Abraham was great, but for Isaac according to Genesis 26 v 12-14 he went ahead on his own to apply the law of the harvest, when you sow; you reap, till he became very great.
His father was great, but he became very great.
Or take Solomon. His father was King David, he was born a prince, but he went ahead and achieve greatness.
If you read 2Chronicle 1 v 6-15 you will find the story there, he also applied the law of the harvest and became the richest man of his age, far, far richer than his father.
Some people are born great and then achieve greatness so they become greater than their parents.
I am praying for every one of you listening to me tonight; you will be greater than your parents.
And then there are some people who had greatness thrust upon them, they were compelled to be great and then they accepted the challenge and achieve greatness.
The Lord said that the one concerned will understand, He said the one they say will die is already improving .
Like I said earlier on, David was not born great, but had greatness thrust on him.
He was a shepherd boy, but then he was compelled to become a king, but in his lifetime, he did so much that if you read Mark 10 v 46-52 he became so great that when Bartimeaus was crying to Jesus, he called Him the son of David.
He had greatness thrust on him, achieve so much greatness that he became the father of the King of kings.
I am praying for someone here today; the grace to achieve greatness, receive it right now in Jesus name.
And then on a rare occasion in the scripture you will find someone who is a combination of the three; born great, had greatness thrust at him and then achieve greatness.
And a classical example would be Elisha.
Elisha was born great according to 1King19 v 19. He was born into a very wealthy family, his father was a very rich farmer and then in 1King 19 v 15-16, while he was minding his business as a farmer the Almighty God decided to make him a prophet.
He didn’t plan for it, he didn’t pray for it, but one day he was just minding his business and the man of God came by and threw his mantle upon him and then he achieved greatness.
He became far, far greater even than the one who called him into the ministry.
By the time we read 2King 13 v 14-21 you will see that this boy who started up as the son of a wealthy farmer who became the son of a prophet had become so great that kings were calling him daddy.
He was able to predict the future of a nation, also his dead bone was already raising the dead.
I stand on this altar tonight; to decree upon the life of someone here, before you leave this world, the world will hear about you.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said the only ones in your village who prosper are those who left the village when they were still very young, the Lord asked me to tell you the reason is because of a popular river in that village. The Lord asked me to tell you tonight He will heal that river.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said you have been knocking at a door for a long time and the door refused to open, He asked me to tell you, tonight give it a push in prayer.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said because of your commitment to my kingdom; I will give your children wings to fly.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said you have already settled down to a life of an average, He asked me to tell tonight, go for excellence and I will help you.
Thank you Almighty.
Now I have been talking about various categories of greatness, some are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them, some of a combination of the two of the three and then occasionally you find someone who is a combination of the three; born great, achieve greatness, had greatness thrust upon them.
And we have the perfect example in the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
He was born great, in Matthew 3 v 16-17 the Almighty God spoke from heaven and said this is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.
In Luke 1 v 30-33 the Angel told Mary, the One you are about to give birth to is going to be Great.
He was born great.
He had greatness thrust upon him.
Act 10 v 38 says how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with The Holy Ghost and power.
Holy Ghost and power came upon the Jesus of Nazareth, He had greatness thrust upon him.
Then of course He achieved greatness
Philippians 2 v 5-11 The Bible tells us that because He humbled Himself, God has highly exalted Him and gave Him a Name that is above every other name, that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow.
He was born great, He achieved greatness and He had greatness thrust upon him.
Now, what about you?
From the day you became born again, you are born great.
John 1 v 11-12 says He came into His own and His own receives Him not. But as many as receive Him, to them He gave power to become the sons of God.
If I am the child of the most high, I am born great.
How many people are here who are born again? Let me hear you shout hallelujah!
If you are a child of God, if you are the child of the King of kings, if you are the child of the Almighty God, if you are a child of the One who owns the heaven and the earth, if you are the child of the One who says silver is mine, gold is mine; if you are a child of the One Who says with Me nothing shall be impossible, without any doubt you are born great.
If you are born great, let him hear your halleluiah!
Roman 18 16-17 says the spirit himself bears witness that we are the sons of God and if sons, then heirs of God; joint heirs with Christ.
Everything that God has, belongs to His children and I am one of them. I am born great!
The Lord says, among the children that will be anointed tonight is a future Olympic star.
The Lord says I should tell someone, He said the child that is going to turn the tide for your family is already in the family.
The Lord said there is a child here, right here, tonight who will one day be president of this nation.
So you are born great if you are born again and you can achieve greatness.
The Bible says in Mark 16 v 17-18 these signs shall follow them that belief, in My name they will cast out demons, they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover, just because you are a child of God you become superior to the devil.
I thank God for the first speaker, I thank God that she led you in that prayer; draws a boundary line tell Satan you can’t cross these lines.
I refuse to let you come near my home; I don’t know how many of you prayed that prayer?
Because that is the privilege of the child of God.
You can tell the devil; you cannot come near my home again.
Do you really believe that one?
Let me hear you shout a very big halleluiah; Let me hear; shout a big halleluiah to the most high God.
Jesus Christ said in John 14 v 12
He said if you believe in Me, the works I do, you shall do also and greater works shall you do.
You can achieve greatness, you have the power to become very great, all you need to do is to be a child of God and believe Him and you can achieve greatness.
I went to visit an African nation, I got there, the vice president was there to receive me and I said, sir, thank you for coming, but I would love to see the president, he said he has travelled or he is not available something like that.
So I didn’t bother any further, I finished my assignment and I left.
After I had left, the president heard that I had come and had gone.
So he asked our Pastor there, what happened?
How could you allow Daddy to our nation and you didn’t allow Daddy to see me.
That one said “the vice President said you are not available, he said this he said that”
And thank God for Africa, he just said the vice president is sacked.
The vice President said I don’t care if you sack me, he has laid his hand on my head, I know I am going to be the next president.
There is somebody here tonight, there will be power in your hands, you will achieve greatness.
If you are born again, you are born great, if you believe in Jesus you can achieve greatness, and then if you are a child of God, you can have greatness thrust on you.
You can be compelled to be great for God.
Because the moment the Holy Spirit comes upon you shall receive power Act 1 v 8
It says you shall receive power, after the Holy Spirit is come upon you.
The moment you have the Holy Spirit; there is only one Holy spirit.
The Holy Spirit that works in Jesus can work through you. The same Spirit that works through Paul that works through Peter; that used them to perform miracles; signs and wonders can come upon you.
And I am praying for those of you who are yet to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, you will receive it tonight in Jesus name.
Thank you father!
The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said the time has come to move you from survival to revival.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said very soon, your years of struggles will be replaced with years of jubilation.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said no one in your family will ever wear garments of shame again.
Now let me begin to round up, because like I said the children, we want them to still be awake by the time we’ll anoint them.
Not all the seeds of great people end up great.
People can be born great and not end up great.
In 1samuel 2 v 30 God said to Eli, I am the One who said, I said indeed that you and your father’s house will stand before me forever, I said you will be my high priest, your children will serve after you forever.
He said, but now I say I am not saying so anymore. Be it, far from it, He said because those who honor Me I will honor and those who despise Me, I will lightly esteem.
Whether or not your seed become great and mighty, has a lot to do with you.
I will explain that briefly and then we will go and pray.
It is true in Psalm 27 v 25 it is written; I was young, now I am old, I have not seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread.
RIGHTEOUS, if the father is righteous; the Almighty God said, because of the righteousness of the father, he will see to it that the seed will not beg bread.
If you look at Joshua 24 v 15 the Bible says as for me and my father’s house we will serve the Lord.
If you and your house will serve the Lord, the Almighty God will see to it that your seeds will be great and mighty.
If you train up your child in the way he should grow, Proverb 22 v 6 when he grows up, he will follow in your footsteps then blessings will flow.
Like I told those of you who came to Holy Communion last night, what you eat, what you drink can affect the seeds in your womb, and can affect the seeds that are already born.
I will encourage you buy the message of yesterday, the sermon will change your life completely.
In Joshua 7 v 1, there was a man call Achan, what he coveted what belong to God, he stole it, as a result, both himself and his entire family died in a single day; they were wiped out.
In Malachi 3 v 8-10 when you are stealing what belongs to God, you bring down a curse upon yourself, and when there is a curse on the father, it runs down, a curse flows like a river.
I thank God because that thefirst preacher has led you in prayer, that whatever evil is flowing down your generation, God will stop it tonight.
But if you keep on stealing what belongs to God, you are not only bringing a curse on yourself, you are bringing a curse on your seeds.
It depends on the parents!
Science is beginning to discover what has been in the Bible years before, that there are some sickness and disease that a child may suffer from because of the parent.
When Gehazi in 2Kings 5 v 20-27 decided to go and collect money by fraudulent means from Naaman, he got the money and got leprosy.
And leprosy was not for him alone, the Bible says “on you and your seeds forever”
Ask the elders; if you have an elder nearby ask him later, if not when you get home ask the elders, they will tell you in the olden days, when somebody comes and he says I want to marry your daughter,
We will say thank you very much, what is your name?
Who is your father?
Who is your mother?
They say go, we will send for you later.
And then they begin a research into the family history;
Has there been a mad man in the family before?, has there been a leper in the family before?
If they can trace the history to grandfather, great grandfather and they say, oh years ago, the great grandfather ran mental or had leprosy they will beg their daughter please that is not the fellow to marry because that thing can run down.
Ask the elders, they will tell you.
Nowadays some of you marry on Facebook; you don’t know the problem you are getting yourself into.
And so science is beginning to talk about genes, and they talk about genetic problems, thank God, when you give your life to Jesus Christ, you take up the genes of the Almighty God.
You see, when God was talking about honoring Him with your first fruit, when you honor God, God will not only honor you, He will honor your generation after you, but if you despise Him; that is what He said to Eli, those who honor me, I will honor and those who despise Me, I will lightly esteem.
Check your Bible, all the children that were supposed to succeed Eli died before Eli died.
I pray for all of you here tonight, you will never bury your children again.
When we ask you to live holy, when we ask you to live pure, when we ask you to obey God in details, we are not talking to you alone, we are talking about your children because what you do will affect them.
Train them in the ways of God; some of you are going to church, you leave your children behind; let him sow his wild oat, oh! I thank God that the first preacher said we should pray that our mistakes will not be repeated by our children.
Some of you your children had become so important, you can’t even control them, you don’t want to annoy them, let them do whatever they want, you are destroying them.
And then whether a child will become great or not depends on the child himself.
The Bible says in Proverbs 29 v 1 it said he who is often rebuked, hardened his neck shall perish suddenly and that without repentance.
If your parents have been saying do this, don’t do that, and you say, leave me alone, I want to live my life.
If your parents ever get to that stage where they say to you alright, we surrender go on whichever way you like.
For you that might be the end of the story.
If they say we won’t bother you anymore, we will leave you alone; leave your life your own way.
You need to cry to God and say, God don’t let this happen have mercy.
When I was in primary school, I won’t mention the year, I won’t mention the class, we had a particular teacher who was tough, I mean the man love to use the cane, he was tough!
And he usually brings out the cane any day it rains, because when it is raining the sound on the roof will not let us hear him clearly so he will choose that moment to say let us do spelling of mental arithmetic;
What is 11*12, what is 11 *13 things that will be difficult to remember so that he can bring out the cane.
What is the spelling of GRANDILOQUENT?
So one day he beat one of the children of the rich people in my village, in those days; several years ago now, in those days there were five storey building, so if you own one of those five you are rich, even thou the storey building were not plaster they were storey building, so he beat one of the children of the rich people.
The father came and beat up the teacher and in those days they have what we called Local government police man AKODA, there was one Akoda, before the teacher can get to one Akoda to report, the rich man had gone to settle the Akoda so there was nothing the teacher could do, so he came to our class and divided us into two; if your father is rich you sit on one side, if your father is poor you sit on one side.
Am sure you know what side I sat on. And he said to the children of the rich
“ I will never touch you again, never!”
And the canning he should be giving to those people, he added to our own.
Because when it is spelling he won’t ask them, he will ask us, mental sum he will ask us.
I am telling you today, that is why I don’t mention the class or the year, not a single one of those students he left alone became anything in life.
I pray for your children; whatever you will do that is will cause God, to say alright, we leave you alone, I pray you will never do it again in Jesus name.
Ezekiel 18 v 4 the Almighty God the soul of the father is mine, the soul of the son is mine, the soul that sinned it shall die.
Nobody is ever too small to obey God, nobody is ever young to receive Jesus Christ, no one is ever too young to do the will of God.
The Bible makes it clear, you can know the way of a child by the way they act, the moment a child gets to the level where they know what is good and what is bad they become accountable.
So I am appealing to all parents, please if only for the sake of your children, do the will of God, train them in the way they should go, show them by example, some of you parents are so busy you don’t have time for your children.
It is wrong, it is dangerous.
The elders have a saying; they say train your child, you said ‘no I want to use my money to build a house’, they say, the child you do not train will sell the house you are building.
You are busy with your career therefore you don’t have time with your children, those children will destroy the career.
I pray that the children will not destroy your legacy, the Almighty God will convert them tonight and they will become true children in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
You said but am busy, I don’t have time, that is not true, everybody has time for whatever is precious to him.
I don’t have time. That is not true, everybody has time for whatever is precious to him.
I don’t have time, I am busy. That is not true; you have time to go to the toilet.
I remembered one day’s years ago, we were going to workers meeting and you didn’t come late to a workers meeting in those days.
If you do Papa will deal with you.
I have been telling my people, it is time to go, everybody quickly gets into the car, if you don’t get into the car I will leave you behind.
And I was already there siting, I was the driver then, when all of a sudden I felt like going to the toilet, workers meeting or no workers meeting, I ran out of the car, I ran into the toilet , did what I had to do before I came back, you will find time for what is precious to you.
Ask my children, we have started leaving on this Campground since 1985, and very early in the morning, the driver will pick them up and take them to the school.
They were schooling at the University of Lagos Primary School, and then the driver will come back and take me to Ebutte-Metta. And we will do faith clinic and digging deep whichever we have to do.
We won’t finish until anything around 9pm, I know my children will be asleep before we get back to the Camp and I want to spend time with the children.
So we devise a means; we took dinner in the car, as we are coming back from Ebute Metta, we are eating.
And when I have eaten my own meat to a certain level, I give a little bit to one, a little bit to another, even though they have their own meat they still prefer the little I give to them.
I made sure when I go A-fishing, I don’t go alone.
I took my children with me.
When they were very young; when I go-a-Fishing I will get to a place and the people will say “we were not expecting your children, we prepare only one bed”
I will say ‘no problems they are boys and we sleep together on the same bed, many a times they kick me out of the bed’.
Today I thank God it is paying off for me.
Because they are serving the Lord now.
If you are too busy for your children you are too busy for your own goodness; you are too busy for your own goodness.
Do I hear amen to that!
So tonight because of the children, come and give your life to Jesus Christ, if you are still living in sin, your children are in trouble, serious trouble, but if you give your life to Jesus Christ and He washes away your sin, His grace will cover your children also.
Those of you children, who are old enough to know what is good, you know the meaning of stealing, you know the meaning of lying, you know the meaning of disobedient, you better run to Jesus if you have not given your life to Him.
Because you are already old enough to decide for yourself, whether you want to surrender your life to Jesus or not .
So everyone of you who will want to surrender your life to Jesus, who will want your sins wash away, who will want the forgiveness of the Almighty God to come upon you and upon your family.
Anyone who wants to give his or her life to Jesus Christ you must be standing before me here now.
So if you want to give your life to Jesus, come now… ask Him to wash your sins with His blood, ask Him to give you a new beginning, tell Him you too want to be a child of God.
Talk to Him and say Father have mercy on me, save my soul, I will serve you from now on.
Lord, will have mercy.
And the rest of us, let’s stretch our hands to these people and pray for them; pray that God will have mercy on everyone of them, that He would save their souls, He would forgive all their sins and cleanse them; make them pure and make them holy through His blood.
That He will write their names in the book of life, that He will give them a brand new beginning.
….. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Savior, I want to bless Your holy name, I want to bless Your holy name for these Your children who have decided to come forward to surrender their lives to You.
Please accept them in Jesus name, receive them in Jesus name. Forgive all their sins in Jesus name, save their souls tonight in Jesus name.
Let your blood wash them clean in Jesus name, give them a new beginning in Jesus name.
Please write their names in the book of life in Jesus name, don’t let them go back to a world of sin in Jesus name.
Let them serve You till the very end In Jesus name. Thank You my Father and my God.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
1. Praise God, for the seeds He has given unto us.
2. Father, please let my seeds be much greater than I (pray this prayer with all your might because that is where your future lies).
3. Father, please keep death, sickness, disease, demons, evil friends far from my seeds.
4. Father, please let my seeds know you more, and serve you better than I.
5. Father, please let my seeds do mighty works in your name.
6. Father, please let your purpose on the life of my seeds be fulfilled.
7. Father, let my seeds excel in all they do in life.
8. Father, please all those who are trusting you for the fruits of the womb, answers them speedily.
You can pray whichever way you want; sitting, standing, lying down, but pray these prayers with all your heart, they are very crucial for your seeds.
…In Jesus mighty name we have prayed, the Almighty God will answer your prayers, your children shall be greater than you, they will love God more than you, and they will serve God better than you.
Death will stay away from your home, sickness and disease will stay away from your home.
Demons will stay away from your home, evil friends will stay away from your children, the purpose of God for the life of your children shall be fulfilled. In all that they do, your children shall excel, it will be well with them, they will not know failure, they will never beg.
God will prosper them, they will reach the top and all who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb, God will answer you speedily, so shall it be in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let somebody shout hallelujah!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
MADE GREAT BY GRACE
2nd of May, 2014
Go ahead and lift your hands to the Almighty and bless His holy name, give Him glory, Give Him honor, Give Him adoration, there is no one like Him, the Almighty God, bless His holy name; He is the ever present help in the time of trouble, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration.
Bless the King of kings, bless the Lord of lords and magnify His holy name. He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored and there is no one like Him.
Praise Him, praise the Ancient of days, praise the One who is rich in mercy, praise the One who can do what no man can do, the One who can solve problems that are beyond human understanding.
Praise Him; give Him glory, give Him honor, Give Him adoration, let Him hear your voice, let Him hear your praise; let Him hear your adoration tonight.
We bless your name, we give you glory. Thank you for your grace, thank you for your goodness, thank you for your mercy…
In Jesus mighty name we have worship.
Lift our voice to the Almighty God and say Father, God of mercy, please be merciful unto me, be merciful onto my family, be merciful into your Church, be merciful unto my nation …
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed
Glory be to God in the highest amen2ce
For his mercy endures forever amen
Honor be to God in the highest amen 2ce
For his mercy endures forever amen
Praises be to God in the highest amen
For his mercy endures forever amen
Olorun to da awon oke igba ni
Eyin ni mo fi ope mi fun
Tani otun gbenga o, bi kose Baba loke
Tani otun fi gbo gbo ope mi fun
Olorun to da awon oke igba ni
Eyin ni mo fi ope mi fun (Yoruba language)
Almighty God, gracious God, merciful God, Ancient of days, Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, glory be to Your holy name.
Greater than the greatest we worship You, Higher than the highest we bow before You, Stronger than the strongest we bless Your holy name, Holier than the holiest, Older than the oldest, Wiser than the wisest, the Almighty God, glory be to Your holy name.
Accept our worship in Jesus name.
Thank you for January, thank you for February, thank you for March, thank you for April, thank you for May.
Accept our worship in Jesus name.
Father, we know that weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning, accept our thanks in Jesus name.
Tonight visit your children, those who are here, those who are all over the world watching by the Internet, those who are listening through the Radio; this month in particular, please Lord show us mercy.
Show mercy to our families, show mercy to your Church, show mercy to our nations and let all be well, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let somebody shout halleluiah!
PRAYERS FOR THOSE BORN IN MAY
My Father and my God, I commit all Your children born in the month of May into Your hands; in every area of their lives let them find grace.
In the morning; be gracious unto them, in the afternoon; be gracious unto them, in the evening; be gracious unto them.
Everywhere they go, let them find the grace, oh Lord, give them a brand new beginning, a new beginning of grace, a new beginning of favor, new beginning of joy and let them serve You till the very end.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed amen.
If you are born in May shout another halleluiah!
By the grace of God, if Jesus tarries, the Holy Ghost Service in June is going to be extraordinary.
The theme is HELP IS ON THE WAY.
There are some of us who are beginning to wonder what is going on? I have good news for you; HELP IS ON THE WAY.
June Holy Ghost Service is going to be extra ordinary indeed!
Tonight we will turn our Bible to Psalm 18 v 35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.
Tonight we want to talk about MADE GREAT BY GRACE.
The crucial word here is the word MADE. It is the active word; it is the word of action. MADE GREAT BY GRACE!
The passage I read ends by David himself, and the first speaker had already said a lot to us about David.
He spoke about David, the forgotten who was remembered, the unqualified who was qualified by grace.
And when this fellow was talking, he knew what he was talking about; Thy gentleness had made me great.
I was a nobody but your gentleness has made me great, I am where I am today by your grace alone.
Any time David wanted to talk about something very, very crucial to him, he talks in the personal:
“I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall continually be in my mouth”.
Anytime he wants to talk about something crucial, he didn’t say:
“We will bless the Lord at all time, he didn’t say his praise shall continually be in our mouth”
He said I, “I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth”.
So if tonight as we continue in this service you find me from time to time making reference to me, it is because it is true of me.
God has been merciful unto me.
Is there anybody here who can say God has been merciful unto me?
He made us; that is the first thing.
God made us according to John 1 v 1-3 all things were made by Him, and there was nothing made that was not made by Him.
And according to Revelation 4 v 11, He made all things for His pleasure, He decides what He wants to make for His pleasure alone.
Now, according to Jeremiah 18 v 3-6 God is the potter, we are the clay and the porter is free to make anything that he wants from the clay.
So He could have made you or me a goat, it will still be for his pleasure.
You say, a goat?
Oh! He could have made you something worse.
He could have made you or I a snake or a cockroach.
So that wherever people see us, they want to kill us, but instead he made us human beings.
Thank you Jesus!
And when you consider the fact in Jeremiah 1 v 4 that before He formed us He knew us.
Before He began to put us together at all, He knew what He wanted to do.
You can consider the fact that He could change His mind even before He started forming us, instead, according to Jeremiah 12 v 11, He prepared a good destiny for us.
He said I know the thought, I think towards you, thought of Good not of evil to have an expected end.
Aren’t you grateful to God, that He had a great destiny awaiting you. I know some of us will begin to say if that is the case, then how come he made me handicap, how come I am blind.
Because there might be one or two people here who are born blind, if you read John 9 v 1-17, when the disciples saw a man who was blind and have been blind for forty years, and they asked the man, who sinned; this man or his parent? That he was born blind.
Jesus Christ said no! no!
The blindness is not because of his sin, but that the name of God might be gloried.
You know what that means?
It means even if you are blind today you are going to die blind. I am confident that anyone who is handicap here today, very soon you will sing a new song.
Even you are blind today, it does not mean you are going to die blind. I am confident that anyone who is handicap here today; very soon you will sing a new song.
I have another proof Act 3 v 1-11 it is the story of a man who was born lame, but his day came and the day of somebody has come tonight.
When he finally got up, what was he doing?
The Bible says he was walking, he was leaping and he was praising God.
Whatever may be your reproach, as long as are still breathing, I have good news that that reproach is going to turn out to be a testimony.
He made us, that is one thing to thank Him for, His grace caused Him to make us in His own image.
But that is not all, He protected us, when we were still in our mother’s womb, He was already there protecting us.
According to Isaiah 46-3-4, He protected us even in our mother’s womb, otherwise we would not be here today.
If he had not protected you while you were in the womb, you will have probably been aborted or be still birth and I know what I am talking about.
I can tell you story upon story, I can tell you one in my family when one of my sisters was pregnant and all of a sudden a woman was just befriended my mother, I was very young then, I was surprised, who is this woman visiting my mother every day?
Until one day she offered my mother something, she said
“I can see your daughter is pregnant, give her this, so that on the day of delivery everything will be easy”.
That baby was stillborn; she gave my sister poison to kill the baby in the womb.
When I think back somebody could have poisoned me while I was in the womb, somebody could have poising you while you are in the womb thank God, God didn’t allow it to happen.
While you were still in the womb He protected you.
What about when we were born?
Some of us were born right into the hands of death and I mean some very powerful enemies were waiting.
Some of the older ones will understand; when you were born in the village, you are born in a mud hut, the ground of the mud hut has been painted.
“Painted” with some green leaves, mixed with the feces of cows; you were born right into the hand of tetanus.
And they call a woman to come and cut your umbilical cord and she took a knife that was completely full of germs and uses it to cut the thing.
Ask the elders, they will tell you how many children died before they were seven days old.
And they say witches killed them, no! Not witches, it was other enemies that cannot be seen by ordinary eye and yet you survived, and yet you and I survived.
He protected us.
When we were young; some of you will remember, you younger one, you are more fortunate when you are sick and you are running a temperature, your mother put you at her back and wrap thick cloth around you because you are shaking and she taught that the hotter you are the better.
You are already running a temperature. They ask you to eat; because you are sick you couldn’t eat, so they put you on your side, block your nose to compel you to eat and you survived.
They gave you concoctions; medicine that has no dosage and you survived.
Some of us, we are born into families where even the relatives were enemies.
You can ask Joseph he can tell you the kind of brother he had.
Some of you know what I am talking about; some people are like Moses; even before he was born decree had gone out, if this boy is born a boy, kill him.
Exodus 15 v 15-22 and yet by His grace we survived.
Because He protected us and since then He has been protecting us day and night, He has made a decree that no weapon fashioned against us shall prosper.
He has said He would be a wall of fire round about us.
Zachariah 2 v 5 in fact, He protected us so much so that David could say in Psalm 23 v 5, he said, Thou prepareth a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
At a time when we didn’t know the difference between a snake and a worm he protected us.
At a time when we didn’t even know the different between a flame and flower, he protected us.
But He did more than that; He didn’t just protect us, He defended us and preserved us.
David said in Psalm 27 v 1-3 He said when the enemies rose up against me they stumbled and they fell.
There are some of you here who have never been attacked by enemies before, but I know one or two people like myself who had had to battle enemies from childhood till maybe till yesterday.
Because I believe that the enemies I saw up till yesterday I will see them no more.
What about you?
He protected us against all known evil.
Then He defended us when the enemies attacked and more than that the Bible said in Psalm 127 v 7 it, says the Lord will preserve you from all evil.
He preserved me from all evil; that is why I am standing before you today, He preserved you from all evil, that is why you are able to come tonight.
He preserved you from all evil that is why you are able to listen to me tonight wherever you are listening to me tonight wherever you are listening from.
And because He has preserved us thus far, I am sure tomorrow will be alright.
If you believe that let me hear you shout hallelujah!
When we talked about preservation, when I think about how many close shaves I have had with death, am amazed at the grace of the Almighty God in preservation.
On the mission field, at least on two occasions in the nation of Zambia I had very narrow escape; when the man who decided to drive refused to let the professional driver drive and yet we knew he wasn’t good as a driver, but he is the owner of the car, so what am I going to do?
And we missed a head on collision by centimeter, not on one occasion, but at least two occasions.
I could have gone and die over there, but the Almighty God said no, you haven’t finished your job yet and some of you can tell similar stories
But then there is a story I remember very well, each time I remember it, I shake.
Even when I wake up in the middle of the night and I remember it, I shake before I say ‘God I thank you!’.
Some of you have heard the story before.
I was very little in our village in those days only two lorries came to town and so you can hear the sound of the lorry far away before they arrive.
And in those days the white men ruled us and they were some people digging gold in the surrounding hamlet around my village.
So the white man will come once a while to collect the gold that has been dug and he will come in a jeep.
And in those days, if a white man killed your child, if he knocked down your child and the child dies, you pick up the child and run saying thank you, because you don’t want to be arrested for what they would call carelessness.
They say you are not careful with your child and they can go and lock you up for that.
They just kill your child!
Ask the elders, they will tell you.
In those days we used to call them ALAPADUPE (after he has killed your child, you will say thank you).
So my elder sister of blessed memory and myself, we were coming from the village farm, walking on the only road leading into the place.
We were having fun, singing, carefree, on our way and all of a sudden we heard the sound of a vehicle coming, before we knew what was happening, a white man has turned the corner in his jeep and was heading straight for us.
My sister grabbed me and jumped out of the road and we landed in a pit, a dry pit where they had dug gold and couldn’t find more gold so they left the place.
So we landed in the pit and our hearts were beating fast, thumping because we have narrowly escaped death from Alapadupe.
And we could hear our heart beat, just as our heart was beginning to subside, we heard a sound; the hissing of a snake.
A black very, very poisonous snake was in the pit into which we jumped and it was very angry that we have come to disturb him.
I froze; my heart stopped beating and am sure the heart of my sister stopped beating at the same time.
It looks like hours, but it was only probably a minute when the snake still hissing crawled out of the pit and went away.
That is why I am still standing before you today.
Is there anybody who has ever had a close encounter with death, will you join me in shouting praise the Lord.
Thank you Father!
Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said your body is my temple and I am coming to clean out everything disturbing my temple.
Thank You, Savior!
The Lord asks me to tell a woman, He said you will understand, He said this pregnancy is not coming down until fulfillment.
Now, so He made us, He protected us, He defended us and preserved us and then as we grew or shall I say as I grew, He taught me self defense.
Thank you Father!
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said you don’t deserve it, He said, but for My Namesake I will promote you.
Psalm 144 v 1 David said, He taught my hand to war and my fingers to fight.
As I grew particularly in the Lord, He taught me to fight, He taught me to defend myself.
You know in James 4 v 7 He says if you submit yourself to God you can resist even the devil and he will flee from you.
Now not only did He teaches us how to fight and if you are a Christian you should be able to fight.
He supplies the weapons for our warfare.
And the weapons are many, but we just take three of them;
The word of God
He assures us in Numbers 14 v 28 that whatever we say to His hearing that is what He will do.
So if the enemy says you are going to die, what should you say?
Psalm 118 v says I will not die, but live to declare the works of God.
Let me hear you say I will not die, I will live.
He says just let Me hear it and as you say so will I do.
Let me hear you say ‘my tomorrow will be alright’.
Let me hear you say ‘I shall be head, I shall not be tail’.
I know the circumstances around you may not support what you are saying but it doesn’t matter, just say it: “I shall be head, I shall not be the tail”
He provides the weapon.
The word of God.
And then He provides us with His blood.
Revelation 12 v 11 says they overcame the devil by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimonies.
In other words, if you combine what you are saying with your mouth with the power that is in the blood of the Lamb you will become an over comer.
I can tell you several stories about the use of his blood.
Some of you will remember the story of a couple they just discovered that money was disappearing in the house.
The wife thought it was the husband taking her money and she was wondering what is wrong with this man.
You are the one who gave me housekeeping money and you are coming back to steal part of it.
And the husband was thinking it was the wife stealing part of the money and he was wondering; if this woman asks me for money I will give.
So one day the two of them confronted each other and they realized they had a problem because there was nobody else living with them in the house.
They came and told us, we said it is a simple matter from now on before you go to bed just cover your money with the blood of Jesus and the evil force that have been coming to steal your money will not be able to come near you at all.
Tonight in the name of Jesus, both you and yours, I cover you in the blood of the Lamb.
Thank you Father, the Lord said there is a lady here tonight, doctor has just diagnosed you with cervix cancer, He asked me to tell you go for another test it is gone.
The Lord asked me to tell you a little story and listen carefully because there is a message coming after it.
When I was a child, I go with my father to the farm and there is a river we had to cross on our way back, occasionally the river is in the flood, when it is in the flood it will sweep away the bridge, on one occasion the bridge was gone, the river was in flood.
I was too small to cross, my father did something; he picked me up, put me across his shoulders and walked through the river, he was walking through the river I was playing with the water because I was on his shoulder.
The Lord asks me to tell someone tonight, He said I will carry you through to safely.
This seems to be a special night of grace!
Daddy wants me to tell you another story.
Some of you have heard it before, but there is a message again coming after it different from the one you have probably heard before.
Years ago, I went to the University of Nsuka to mark WAEC papers, on my way back, I had run pretty low money wise, so I stood by the highway in Asaba waving down vehicles coming down to Lagos, in case somebody will give me a lift for free.
Everyone I waved at, just drove on didn’t stop.
Vox wagon drove past , little, little cars drove past, then I saw this Mercedes Benz car the one they call OBOKUN, the big 280 of those days fully air-conditioned I saw it coming, I didn’t bother to wave because I thought this one won’t wait for anybody but after he has gone past a little, I just tentatively raised my hand, and the man has gone past me several meters he stopped and reversed and he said
“you are going to Lagos?”.
I said “yes sir”.
He said “come in”.
So I jumped in,
And he was on the driver side and I jumped into the owner’s corner because his friend was seated in the front.
I have told you the story before and I used to say ‘every opportunity you have missed will reverse back to you’.
But that is not why God asked me to tell you the story tonight.
The man took me to Lagos and I was in air-conditioned car and he was driving, I don’t want to waste your time because I noticed from his language that he has just returned from America.
Because I noticed there were a lot of
‘MEN, MEN’ in all he was saying.
So we got to Palmgrove and he said ‘where are you going?’
I said ‘drop me here I will find my way home’
He said ‘no, I will drive you all the way home’
And he took me to my doorstep before he dropped me.
The Lord is saying to somebody here, He said I will help you all the way.
And so he taught me to fight, He gave me His word to fight with; He gave me His blood to fight with.
He gave me His name to fight with.
In Philippians 2 v 9-10 tell us that at the mention of the name of Jesus every knee must bow, so when I came face to face with an enemy I can say in the name of Jesus, and the enemy knows at the name of Jesus, they must bow.
I have told you several stories about the Name, because some of you who have never heard any of them, I tell you just one.
One of our brothers belonged to seven secret societies at the time he was a student at Obafemi Awolowo University at that time it was called the University of IFE.
Seven secret societies; some of them real big ones from the town and because he was educated, he was the secretary of many of these really deep ones.,
Then he gave his life to Jesus and he discovered he can no longer be a member of any secret society so he took all their books, because he was the secretary, he was the one keeping all the records of all the evil they have done.
He took their books to them and said am sorry, am out.
And they looked at him and said what are you talking about?
You don’t come out, once you are in, you are in.
He said “am out”!
So they said we give you seven days to go and think about it, you know what will happen to you if you opt out; you will die!
You know all our secrets
He said I am out.
They say okay, seven days!
After the seventh day he has gone to class to read.
He came back later around 2am and in the hostel where he was, there were three beds in the room; one bed by the right, one bed on the left and one bed facing the door.
His own bed was the one facing the door.
He got in and was about to sleep, there was light in the corridor so that even though the room was dark, you can still see what was going on.
He was about to sleep and you know the kind of prayer you pray when you are tired; Father thank you for today see you tomorrow.
You are laughing as if you know what I am talking about, may God forgive you.
So he laid down to sleep and the Holy Spirit woke him up and said;
Son, wake up and pray.
He said “am sorry, it’s because I didn’t pray long enough, I really thank you, you know I really love you, I appreciate you.
He dozed off again, but the spirit of God said “son wake up and pray”.
The third time he said “alright, I will do a vigil”.
As he knelt down to begin to pray, all of a sudden a huge figure in the shape of a man, BIG, came right through the door that was locked.
I know some of you don’t believe that kind of thing, it doesn’t matter; I pray you don’t experience it.
He came in through the door that was locked and was coming straight at him; fortunately because he was on his knees now, he was able to shout Jesus.
And when he shouted the name Jesus, that thing stopped.
Because it stopped, he picked up courage and he began to say
“in Jesus name I rebuke you; in Jesus name I rebuke you”.
And the thing began to move backwards until it finally went through the door and disappears.
When he was telling me the story I said “my brother, are sure you are not dreaming?
He said I would have thought it was a dream, except that when I was saying in Jesus name I rebuke you, one of the students who was sleeping on the bed on the side, rolled over and his leg moved out of the bed and as the thing was going backwards the hand of the thing touched that leg.
By the time they woke up the following morning, the leg was as big as a huge log of wood.
That boy spends the whole session out of campus nursing that leg.
The hand was coming to touch the head of my brother, but because of a name that is above every other name.
He taught us to fight and gave us weapons to fight with.
The word of God, the blood of Jesus and the name of Jesus.
Then all along He provided for all our needs or let me say he provided for all my needs because many of us don’t believe He has provided for all our needs because we have not travelled.
We have not seen people suffer, so when we see ourselves, we compare ourselves to ourselves, but if you go out, if you visit some nations of the world you will see that suffering passes sufferings.
It is my prayer that none of you will ever know suffering for the rest of your life.
He provided salvation through His blood.
1John 1 v 7, He provided healings by His stripes.
1Peter 2 v 24, He provided prosperity through his poverty.
2 Corinthians 8 v 9 He said he became poor, that we through His poverty might become rich, and on and on.
Thank you Father,
The Lord said when I said He has met all our needs, one girl said “except that He didn’t give me a husband”.
He asked me to tell you He heard that, He will give you a husband and the fruit of the womb immediately after.
Be careful of what you are saying, He is listening!
He provided for all our needs, salvation, healing, deliverance, joy, the hope of heaven, He provided.
And then the topic of tonight, all that is introduction.
Glory be to God, don’t worry am a mathematician, when you think am introducing I may be very close to concluding.
Then He chose me for greatness, He chose you for greatness, otherwise you won’t be here tonight, tell your neighbor, I am going to be great you know!
The Bible says in Psalm 115 v 3 it said our God is in the heaven and He does as He pleases and according to Romans 9 v 10-11 He can choose you for greatness even before you were born.
There were twins in the womb of a woman and God decided before they were born, that the elder will serve the younger.
It is written, because He is God, He does as He pleases, nobody can query Him.
He chose you for greatness whether your neighbor likes it or not, it doesn’t matter, He is not going to ask them to vote, He has made up His mind you are going to be great anyway.
Do you know that all those who think you are going die small; they are going to be disappointed?
Those who thought they have already cursed you are going to bow down before you.
Because, as we were told by the one who spoke before me, it is not because of qualification, or what you have done, no! It is because of grace, by his grace.
He chose me for greatness.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said I have done what you asked for why are you delaying your vow?.
That means there is someone who has made a vow to God that if you will do this, I will do this,
He said, I have done what you asked for, why are you delaying your vow?
It is between you and God.
Now, He normally, according to the word of God, He will normally choose the first born for greatness that is what He said.
He said “the first born is Mine”
And when you go through the Scriptures you will find a lot of first born chosen by God for greatness.
Take Samuel for example, in 1 Samuel 1 v 1-20 Samuel was the first born of the mother.
Or Take John the Baptist in Luke 1 v 1-17 John the Baptist was the first born of his mother, but then Moses was not the first born, according to Exodus 2 v 1-10 in fact he already had a sister that was grown.
David was the number eight, according to 1Samuel 16 v 1-19, Joseph was number eleven in the family according to Genesis 37 v 1-8.
He does as He pleases, I am the last born of my mother, am the second to the last born of my father and yet He chose me.
It doesn’t matter whether you are the first born or the last born, or the middle born; if God says you are going to be great, you are going to be great, period.
He chooses whomever He wants.
As for Paul in Galatians 1 v 13 -16 he said He chose me from my mother’s womb.
No wonder he said in 1Corithians 15 v 9-10 he said “I am what I am by the grace of God”,
He said “I shouldn’t even be what I am because how can I possibly be an Apostle considering that I persecuted the church”.
That was the Apostle Paul talking.
Some of you know my testimony, I shouldn’t be a pastor, I shouldn’t be the one standing here talking to you because I was rotten, but the Lord saved my soul and washed me clean and gave me a brand new beginning and i knew he is going to do the same for someone here tonight.
So let me conclude, whether or not I end up great it is up to me.
God by His grace has chosen me to be great, but whether or not I end up great is up to me.
I am going to prove it to you in a moment.
The preacher who preached before me quoted Titus 2 v 11 where it is written
‘The grace of God that brings salvation as appear to all men’.
But are men saved?
The grace for salvation is available to all, but will all men end up in heaven?
Because according to 2 Corinthians 6 v1
The Lord said before I go to the conclusion, He still wants to talk to one or two people, He said there is someone here tonight, He said everything that is slowing down the work of My grace in your life shall be flushed out this month.
The Lord says I have told you that this year before one hallelujah ends in your home another one will begin.
Now grace as appeared to all, grace is available to all but some may receive grace in vain 2corthiasn 6…
And then, according to Hebrew 10 v 29-30 the Bible says some people may do despise.
Other words, some people may say “ who wants grace?
E.g Esau in Genesis 25 v 29-34 because he was the first born; the double portion blessings of his father was supposed to belong to him, but one day he was hungry and his brother brought portage and he said
‘Give me food to eat’
The brother said, ‘if you want my food give me your birthright’.
You know what he said?
I thought a man would have said because of food?
Let your food perish with you, you want my birthright?
He said, “no, no, who cares about birthright!”
So you remember the story when the father wants to bless him and he had to go out to look for an animal before he returns.
The brother who had already purchased the birthright of the firstborn came in and took the double portion of the blessing.
By the time he came back he said
“My father have you not one blessings”
The father said
“ But I have already made your brother your Lord and you will serve him”.
Some people may despise grace; the opportunity to be great may be there some people may say, who cares.
And then the Bible says some people due to lack of diligence may fail to utilize grace.
Hebrew 12 v 15. How many people go to university from very rich homes and never come out with a degree.
Everything they needed were supplied; the teachers were there, the parents were ready to pay any amount and yet because they refuse to work hard, they fail to utilize the grace and they come out with nothing.
I mean I still remembered when I was at the University of Lagos as a postgraduate student, there was a student who has been there for eight years, kept on changing from one department to another, because when everybody is studying you can hear his radiogram.
In those days there was something called radiogram, he had a radiogram in his room because his parents were rich, while the rest of us who came from poor background were struggling to make it, he was enjoying and he never got a degree.
There are people who will not utilize grace and according to Galatians 2 v 21 some people may frustrate grace in other words, God may decide that I want to be gracious and the fellow will say “God, don’t bother me” and God will say “let’s try again”.
And they keep on doing what God said they shouldn’t do until finally God will say alright, let’s leave him alone.
I preached a sermon years ago called SEEING THE INVICIBLE and I gave an illustration; that many people will look at a log of wood and see nothing but a log of wood.
But a sculptor will look at the log of wood and see a lion inside the log of wood, and so he will take a hammer and a chisel and he will begin to cut away a little here, a little there, very soon you will see a head of lion in what used to be a log of wood.
It looks like a lion is coming out of this and he kept on going and going.
But then occasionally he will strike the chisel with the hammer and there is a fault inside the log of wood that he couldn’t see and the log of wood will just split into two.
And the sculptor will say, oh! With all the efforts I have already expended over this log of wood, he said alright, I know what I would do, if I can’t make a lion I can make a cat, after all a cat is a cat, one is a lion, the other is a cat.
So he begins to work again and again, and suddenly the wood split another way and he says ah, this thing is no longer big enough to make a cat, well let me try maybe I can make out a rat, and he will try and try and again the wood will split.
Frustrated, he will say I wanted to make a lion out of you, now you go and become firewood.
I pray for every one of you here today, whatever is in your life that can terminate the destiny God has for you, may the Almighty God deal with it tonight in Jesus name.
Galatians 5 v 4 says some people may even fall completely from grace, on the other hand, according to 2 Peter 3 v 18 some people may grow in grace.
God gives them the grace, they began to utilize the grace and they begin to grow in the grace
2 Peter 1 v 2 the Bible says some people may even cause the grace to multiply.
Grace can become multiplied for example, you know the story of the talent in Matthew 25 v 14-30 it tells us the story of how God gave one man five talents, He gave another two talents, He gave one, one talent.
He said according to their abilities, the one who got five says I am going to multiply it, he applied himself the five became ten; and the one with two applied himself the two became four.
The one who got only one says I will bury that one.
They finally took it from him and gave it to the one who had five originally so his own became eleven.
The one who made heaven and earth will let the grace of God in your life be multiplied.
So what will you do with his grace?
The choice is yours, the grace of God is available, what will you do with it?
I will tell you two stories in closing; I am telling it for the benefit of those who have never heard them,
I was invited to a town near here by the traditional ruler to come and preach at his thanksgiving service.
He was thanking God for several things so he asked me to come.
So I came with my wife and son in my Toyota Crown car and as we are getting ready for service the usher ran to me and said I should come and see what is happening.
The high chief and the traditional ruler were coming to church, and they were all members of one society or the other, they were all coming in their uniform in their regalia.
And the usher ran to me and said we are going to allow all these people in church?
I said “of course”
“Put them on the front row where Jesus will be able to see them quickly”.
I was very young then, I changed my sermon quickly, I was going to preach on “oh that man should praise the Lord!” but I changed the sermon to “what happened to mount Carmel” because this was a confrontation between my God and their own.
Like I said, I was very young then this was more than thirty years ago, I preached a very though sermon, at a stage in the sermon I challenge the people, all of you serving all other gods, I said I came here with my wife and my son, my car is number so and so; I want you to use all of your power to make one of my tyre to go flat, if you can do that I will serve your God, if you cannot do that you must serve my God.
Then I gave the altar call and the second in command to the traditional ruler, the head to all the secret society was the first to come forward and as he was coming forward all the other chiefs followed him.
After the service the traditional ruler said to me “E. A, lets follow up this man, maybe he didn’t understand the meaning of the altar call”
We went to visit him.
When we got there the traditional asked him
“did you understand what happened when they asked you to come and give your life to Jesus?”
He said “of course I do”,
“Why did you do that?”
The man said
“You see a small boy like this challenging all of us, who does not know there must be Somebody behind him”
He said “it is the One who is behind him that I surrender to”.
But the beauty of that story was within a month he died, he was an old man, within a month he died.
All his life he had served Satan, less than thirty days before his death, grace came, he grabbed it and now he is in heaven.
What will you do with grace?.
Tell you another story, I was sitting down in my office at the university of Lagos, Department of Mathematics, I was trying to write a paper, I have defined the problem, I have defined the method of solution, I was about to begin when God said
“Son, write to the chief so, so, so. Tell him I love him, I want him to surrender his life to Me so that he can live with me in heaven.
Of course the moment when God begins to talk, I started writing, I have finished writing before I said
“Daddy, I have heard the name before, but I don’t know his address.
Daddy said “it doesn’t matter, just put the address in an envelope address it to the chief so, so, so, chief so, so’s house, so, so town.
So go and go and post it.
You all know very well when you address the letter correctly in Nigeria you have to pray for it to arrive at all. Not when you say chef so so so, so, so’s house.
Within three days the letter arrived and he sent his driver because I have written in the letter, if you think this is from hungry prophet tear the letter, but if you think this is from God, send for me, I will come and explain.
He sent his driver, he said wait in your office for me tomorrow, don’t come I will come.
I was happy I thought salvation is already available now.
He came, I explained salvation to him and I said, sir, will you now give your life to Jesus?
He said I will think about it, then he left.
For two years, every two weeks, I visited this man for two years.
Anytime I came to him, he will take me to his bedroom so we can talk without disturbing, after I finish talking, I will say
“Sir, will you now give your life to Jesus Christ?
He will say I will think about it.
Then one day he had a stroke, massive stroke that made him unconscious, before he lapse into unconsciousness, he told the people around send for Pastor Adeboye.
They sent for me, I ran down, and cry to God,
“God, give him just one more chance, let him recover enough to be able to decide and brethren”.
Less than one hour, he was completely whole, there was no sign that he was ill at all.
So I said, sir, do you see what God has done for you now?
Will you please surrender your life to Jesus?
He said “I will think about it, of course the next time I heard about him, he has died.
The grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men so what will you do with the grace?.
Those of you who are here and those of you who are listening to me on the Internet, the decision is yours.
The God of grace has made grace available unto you, will you decide for him tonight?
Or will you reject his offer of salvation?.
If you want to give your life, come now talk to Jesus to save your soul, ask him to be merciful unto you, today is the day of salvation don’t miss this opportunity it is God that is calling you.
Ask him to forgive you your sin, promise him that you will serve him from now on, ask him to become your Lord and your Savior,
And the rest of us, lets intercede towards these people, lets pray that the Almighty God will save their souls that God will forgive all their sins tonight and give them a brand new beginning.
.. . In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Savior, I want to thank you for your word and I want to thank you for your grace, I want to thank you that by grace we are saved, that is not by any work we have done, I want to thank you because your blood cleanses from all sins, I want to thank you because you said whosoever will come unto you, you will in no wise cast out; these people have come now.
Father, please receive them in Jesus name, forgive them in Jesus name, wash them clean in your blood in Jesus name.
Write their names in the book of life in Jesus and please Lord don’t let go back into the world in Jesus name.
Father, I pray that from now on anytime they call on you please answer them by fire in Jesus name.
Thank you my Father and my God.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
1. Father, every obstacle to this your child that am holding by your grace wipe it out completely… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
2. Father every enemy of grace in the life of my neighbor, Father destroys… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Remember the law of harvest whatever you sow, you will reap, so whatever you wish your neighbor, you are getting it back.
Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father, don’t let my neighbor die small,
3. From now on, let my neighbor enjoy divine favor. … In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The Almighty God will answer your prayers.
You will not fall from grace, the greatness that God has ordained for you shall be achieved.
The grace God in your life shall be multiplied, the grace of God in your life shall overflow to all your friends, you will not die small, every obstacle to your greatness shall be destroyed.
Every enemy of grace in your life shall be destroyed.
The Almighty God Himself will promote you, He will make you great, He will protect you, He will defend you, He will preserve you, He will make you very, very great and with the grace that He has given you.
You will serve Him abundantly, so shall it be, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
If you receive that let me hear you shout hallelujah!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
HELP IS ON THE WAY
6th of June, 2014
Why don’t you lift up your hands and bless the name of the Lord. Lift Him higher, give Him glory, give Him honor, given Him adoration, bless His holy name, praise the King of kings, praise the Lord of lords, Bless His holy name, thank Him for all that He has done for you.
Magnify His holy name, praise Him. Oh Lord God Almighty, we bless your name, we want to give you glory, we want to give your honor, we want to give you adoration because you are the one worthy to be praised.
Oh yes Lord, there is no one like You, we lift your name higher oh Lord, because You are Higher than the highest, You are Greater than the greatest, You are Better than the best.
We bless Your holy name, we bless Your holy name, we bless Your holy name!
What a wonderful God you are, what a wonderful, wonderful God you are. Oh Lord, Be blessed forever, be blessed forever.
Thank you, Savior, halleluiah Father, thank you Jesus… In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voices to Him loud and clear and say Father, Thou the Helper of the helpless! Please send help to me…. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I have a Father, Almighty Father
He is King of kings and Lord of lords
I have a Father, halleluyah!
I have a Father Jehovah Rapa,
He is King of kings and Lord of lords
I have a Father, halleluyah!
Almighty Father, Ancient of days, Rock of ages, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Unchangeable changer, the One who can reverse the irreversible, the One who can make the impossible possible, the One who opens and no man can shut, the One who shuts and no one can open.
Glory be to Your holy name. Father glory be to your holy name.
Father, this month of June, send help to us; to the young, to the old, to men, to women.
All over the world Father send help to us, help of the helpless, send help to us. Before this night is out Father, let us hear good news. Thank you, Almighty God.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen
Let somebody shout hallelujah!
Shake hands with one or two people and prophecy to them, God will send help to you.
PRAYER FOR THOSE BORN IN JUNE
Father, Almighty, I want to commit all your children born in the month of June into your hands; June is the sixth month of the year and six is five plus one, so June is the month of more than grace.
In the lives of all these children; something over and above grace release unto them; abundant grace, abundant joy, abundant victory, something more than enough, release unto them in Jesus name.
And this month in particular like never before help each and every one of them till the end. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
In July by the special grace of God, we will be having disciple conventions, all those who have attended school of disciples and those who are currently attending school of disciples and those who will yet attend the school of disciples you will be having your convention next month and the theme is THE BLESSED OF THE LORD. It is going to be a very glorious time in Jesus name.
This month as you have been told by your pastors we have JUNE 14th as a very, very special day:
The Global Evangelism Day, when we will all go out and go and witness one on one, to our neighbors throughout the world.
This is going to happen throughout the entire globe; THE GLOBAL DAY OF ENVANGELISM, get ready to participate.
What a wonderful night.
I’m sure you are ready and thoroughly blessed. My boys are getting better day by day.
I give glory to God, at the rate at which they are going, they will finish preaching, I will just come and say God bless you and we will go home.
If we go home now we are already blessed.
This is very good because since the Holy Ghost Service started in 1986, I have missed only one night.
I couldn’t miss any night because I don’t want to joke with the Holy Ghost Night, but with the way things are going now, I will be able to travel a little more knowing full well that you are in good hands; do I hear amen to that?
The amen is low, you don’t know what is coming, some years ago I told them at the Headquarters, I said a time is coming that when you see me once a month you will rejoice, they laughed.
They said “where is he going”?, because at a time when I was making the announcement I am in the Church several months uninterrupted.
Today when they see me once a month, they rejoice because God has enlarged our coasts and we have not seen anything yet.
The coasts will keep on enlarging and the rest of the world will appeal to you to share what you have.
So get ready great days are ahead!
Psalm 121 v 1-2 I will lift up my eyes onto the hill, from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
Like I told those of you who were at the Holy communion service last night, I received the theme for each Holy Ghost Night directly from heaven; so when last month when God told me that the theme for June is HELP IS ON THE WAY, I danced.
Because in MAY I looked at the various situations, particularly in the country and I was almost dismayed.
I know that at the beginning of the year when the Lord asked us to fast for a hundred days and that the destiny of this Nation will be determined this year; not next year.
How many of you remember the prophecy?
I was a bit concerned, particularly when He said fast for a hundred days, the last time we fast for a hundred days was eighteen years ago.
Even I didn’t know that things will get this bad.
So by May, I was beginning to say God, what is going on?
It was then the Theme came: HELP IS ON THE WAY.
Look at your fellow square in the face and say help is on the way. I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, from whence comes my help.
The first question there is, from whence? Help is on the way; where is this help coming from?
Surely not from man! Psalm 60 v 11 says vain is the help of man, if you are expecting help from man, it doesn’t matter who you are wasting your time.
James 4 v 14 says man is here today and he is gone tomorrow, it says the life of a man is like a vapor. So even if the man wants to help you, what if he dies? Vain is the help of a man.
Surely you are not expecting help from money, Proverbs 23 v5 tells us that money can develop wings and fly away.
From where is my help coming?
Malachi 3 v 6 says I am the Lord, I change not, my help is coming from the Lord, who does not change, the One who is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Help is on the way; there is help coming for the sick.
Exodus 15 v 26 says it is the Lord that heals thee, help is coming for the sick because the great physician is on the way.
In Matthew 8 v 1 -3 that Leper who was incurable thought he was going to die a leper, but help came across his way and in a single day the incurable became cured.
And when help is going to come to the sick, it will come unexpectedly that is why before I finish preaching tonight, you can receive your healing today in Jesus name.
In Mark 10 v 46-52 Bartimeaus didn’t know when he woke up that morning, he didn’t know that his darkness was going to end.
He went about his usual business ‘begging’ when all of a sudden he heard that Jesus was passing by, he knew at long last help has come.
And I’m believing God for someone here tonight before this night is over the help you have been expecting will come.
Help comes to the sick unexpectedly.
You remember the testimony of one of my sons who had cancer, so advance that they said there was nothing anybody could do for him and the hospital where they took him, they had a room for those who are absolutely hopeless.
So they put him in a room expecting him to die in a couple of days, and I was visiting that town that day. I went there to pray for my son, there were several others in the room; they said there was no hope for them.
I prayed for my son alone, because we are talking of abroad; abroad if you pray for somebody without the fellow asking you to pray for him, he could sue you for harassment.
Call it spiritual harassment, so I pray for my son alone and I left.
That was Saturday, the following Wednesday, they discharged everybody in the room.
Everybody! They were not expecting death, but healing came.
There is somebody here tonight too, maybe you have even lost your hope of being healed, receive your healing now in Jesus name.
Help is on the way for the barren.
Because according to John 15 v 1-5 Jesus Christ is the fruitful vine and if you, abide in him, you will become fruitful also.
And when help wants to come for the barren, it comes unexpectedly.
In Genesis 18 v 1-14 Abraham and Sarah didn’t know that after they had waited more than twenty five years that help will come. They were in front of their tent when help came.
Now, you have come all the way to this holy mountain before you go home help will come your way.
And those of you who are watching all over the world; because I know you are listening in Australia, Papua New Guinea, all over the world. You might not be able to come here, but tonight help will locate you.
They have mocked Anna, they have tormented her, she was even misunderstood when she was praying and yet help came her way, today help is going to come your way.
But to the barren in particular, I have a word of advice because it has come to my notice that one or two of you are beginning to say maybe God is too late and you are trying to seek help from other sources other than Jesus Christ.
I beg you, stop it.
And I will give you two stories why you must wait for the Lord and the Lord alone!
From 1979 to 1980, there was a sister in the Church, trusting God for the fruit of the womb and we were all praying for her.
We were so few then; everybody knew everybody else. And we were interceding for her.
My wife and I took it upon ourselves specially to pray for her, but you see God has his time table.
Then we moved from Lagos to Ilorin before God brought us back by force to Lagos.
Because when we were leaving Lagos, we never thought we will come back to Lagos.
By the time we returned, we saw our sister, she said “look at me, I am pregnant”.
Ah! We were happy and we were dancing, until she told us, “you see somebody advised me to try somewhere else. And what happened?”
“Those people also used the bible, they did this, they did that, they asked me to do this” Are you a child of God you?
You mean you did that? She said, but look at the result am pregnant. That was 1981, the pregnancy is yet to be delivered. Be careful!
I tell you a second story, I won’t mention names, because the fellow concerned might be here, and there is no way anybody will know you are the one.
She wanted a child desperately, thought that Jesus was too slow, so she tried another method, this time the baby came and it was a boy, she said
“You see, sit down there those of you praying, praying, you don’t want to move around and see”.
So she moved around and got a boy. And when the boy I think was about I think about six years old.
One day the boy went into her room, brought out his manhood and said to mama, let us have sex.
The mother said “what did you say?”
The boy said “I say I want to have sex with you” ah, what did you say?, where did you get that from?
And they took the boy to a deliverance minister.
The boy said to the deliverance minister, he said “don’t waste your time, I am not possessed, I am demon incarnated”
Help is on the way!
Will you wait for the help of the Almighty?
In the name of the Lord Almighty, I am decreeing that that help will arrive today.
Help is coming for the failure, why?
Because the Strengthener is coming. Philippians 4 v 13 He said I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.
Have you failed again and again, the strengthener is coming, the one who can make you succeed is coming.
One of my boys took for his text John 5 v 2-9 it tells us the story of a man who have been sick for thirty eight years and he had tried again and again to be the first to get into the pool of water troubled by the angel.
For thirty eight years he failed until help came his way, the day the help came, the one who was a failure became a success.
Another one spoke about Luke 5 v 1-7 about Peter that fished all night and failed.
Peter did not fail because he wasn’t diligent, he didn’t fail because he wasn’t hardworking, he didn’t fail because he wasn’t skillful, he failed because he failed.
But when help came, he succeeded.
Again, I am joining all the prophets who have gone before me tonight, to prophesy to those of you who have failed; help is on the way.
And in the Name that is above any other name you will not fail again.
I think I have shared the testimony, particularly with my children not too long ago I think in Jos.
Just to show you that people don’t fail just because they are not hard working, people don’t fail just because they are not brilliant, you can be a brilliant student and still fail.
But in the name that is above every other names, all of you my student you won’t fail again.
I told them the story; when we talked about mathematics, it is either you know the subject or you don’t know it, there is no guess work.
Two plus two is four periods.
And if I ask you what is the square root of two?
You are going to say what did you say sir?
It is either you know it or you don’t.
And there was this subject, I knew this particular subject very well, I was teaching my classmates.
When I was in the university and then it was examination time, that particular subject, they asked us to answer five questions out of eight.
I read question number one, blank. Question number two, I couldn’t make head and tail out of it. Number three, I didn’t understand.
Number four I couldn’t get a clue, by now I began to sweat. Five, six, seven, eight, I couldn’t see anyone that I could answer.
I said well if I miss it this time round, I better go, after all, they will allow you to come back and have re-seat if it is only one subject.
I know God as always, loved me; I wasn’t born again then, but I could feel something saying to me, sat down.
And I sat down, for fifteen minute I just sat down, I couldn’t do anything, I couldn’t remember anything, then I read the first question again; ah, I know this one, this is so and so formula, I read the second one, I know this, I read the third, the fourth, the fifth, the sixth, the seventh, the eighth.
In the time left, I answered all the eight questions and because I was still a little bit of a rascal, I wrote at the top of the answer sheet to my lecturer, mark any five.
I am saying to all my students here, you will never fail again. Why? Help is on the way.
Help is coming for the captive;
Because John 8 v 36 says the great deliverer is coming, whosoever the son shall set free, shall be free indeed.
Thank you Father, the Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said every night you have had a fight in your dream, now he asked me to tell you, that end tonight.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight; the Lord says just as I did for Peter, I will show you the spot of your breakthrough.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He says stop panicking all will end well.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said your families have been going through a series of sorrows, he asked me to assure you no more sorrows.
Mark 5 v 1 -15 the mad man of Gadara was not just bound, he was securely bound.
He wasn’t bound by one demon, he wasn’t bound by a two or three, he was bound by a legion.
Bible scholar said a legion means at least six thousand.
When six thousand demons are holding one man captive you will know that man is captive.
But he didn’t know help is on the way when he woke up that morning, but when the great deliverer came, just one word from him and he was set free.
In the Name that is above every other name, every demons operating in your life will let you go tonight in Jesus name.
I can tell you several stories on that, maybe this one will help someone. You probably have heard it before, some of you.
There was this lady who was married; she didn’t know the mother in law was an enemy, she saw the mother in law coming from the market. Ran to meet her, “mama you are welcome!” and mama took a loaf of bread, gave it to her and said “eat that and use it to block your womb”, the poor girl said “what kind of joke is that”?
All the same she took the loaf of bread like to say stupidly and eat the bread. And from that day she stops menstruating, years passed, she couldn’t have a single child, but then she heard that we are coming to hold a crusade in Oyo, this is a true story not they said and she said if they are coming, I am going to prepare myself for the arrival so she decided to fast and to pray.
And the afternoon before our arrival, she was fasting and was praying and she fell asleep and had a dream.
She saw men wearing white like doctors, came into the room where she lies and open up her womb and they began to draw a rope, at the end of the rope they saw something black like a loaf of bread.
They put it in a bowl, sewed her back and walked out.
When she woke up, I mean of course frightening and shaking, she saw that the bed is soaked and wet with blood; for the first time in a long time she saw that she has started menstruating.
It wasn’t long after that the babies begin to come.
It doesn’t matter how securely the enemies have banded you, you are getting loose tonight in Jesus name.
I will lift up my eyes to the hills from where comes my help, my help comes from the Lord who made heaven and the earth.
Why am I sure that help is coming for the sick, coming for the failure, coming for the bounded, because the Helper is the one who make the heaven and the earth, he is the one who made you.
And as I have always said, because you, he has your spare parts.
So if there is something wrong that the doctor said there is nothing they can do about it, why don’t we wait for the help of the helpless the one who made you and see what he will do.
The Bible tells us that he made all things, including the wicked for the day of evil.
Proverb 15 v 4 he said the Lord made all things, including the wicked for the days of evil, so they that have been troubling you, there is own day of recompense have come tonight in Jesus name.
He made you so if there is any part of your body that is not functioning properly, let’s refer the matter to the great physician.
I have told you before when a doctor cannot handle your case, he will refer you to a specialist.
When the specialist cannot handle your case he refers you to somebody superior, but as far Jesus is concerned, He never refers a case, when you come to Him you have come to the last bus-stop.
And you are here in his presence tonight and He will solve your problems in Jesus name.
He made angels, He made demons and they all bow to Him, according to Philippians 2 v 9-11 tells us that He has a Name that is above every other name.
So we know that at the mention of the Name of Jesus all knees will bow.
Including all those demons that are binding you, when he commands them they must obey.
He made all things that mean he made the wind and the sea.
In Mark 4 v 35-41 the Bible tells us that when he was sleeping in a boat there was a storm, and the disciples felt they were about to drown, you remember what he did?
He spoke a word and suddenly the storm ceased. And the people came to Him and say what manner of man is this?
That even the wind and the sea obey Him!
There are many of us who are going through one form of a storm or the other, and it is for those of us that he is sending a message; HELP IS ON THE WAY!
So that whatever storm might be troubling you right now, in the Name that is above every other name that the storm will end tonight.
I told you I was a bit troubled in the month of May.
Then He told me not to worry son, the wind and the sea still obey me. It doesn’t matter the storm, they will still obey.
I’m sure you remember the story I told you of my first cruise? Because He reminded me of that story in the last month.
One of the children said daddy you need to rest, I said yes of course I will love to rest.
He said I know the best thing; if you want to rest go on a cruise.
If you go on a cruise nobody can come and trouble you there, they can’t swim the ocean to come and join you.
I said that is a good idea, I have never been on a cruise before and I am telling you if you want an enjoyable holiday go on a cruise, no holiday is better than that of a cruise, those people seems to rejoice at overfeeding you.
So I was there having a nice time; eat in the morning, eat in the afternoon, eat in the evening, they even have buffet at midnight.
And since I have been on holiday, no fasting, no digging deeper, no faith clinic, I was just enjoying myself.
Then suddenly came; the boat we were in was a very huge boat, I mean several stories high, bigger than Sheraton hotel, but when the storm came, the boat became like a toy.
The wave will rise several stories high and then dropped us.
Then we will run and cutleries and cups were flying like bullets across the place. Things got so bad the captain called all of us together and said
“Ladies and gentlemen, don’t worry, storms are in twelve categories; category one is the smallest, category twelve is the worst he said don’t worry we are only on category ten”.
He said go to your room and stay there”.
I said “category ten?” I said “God, what am I doing here?”
Because in my village the biggest river you can jump over it and now I am in the midst of a ocean in category ten storm.
Everyone of you tonight in a storm, the Almighty God will speak to your storm in Jesus name.
I said “Lord, what do I do now?”
He will speak to you too.
He said “son, when I was here on earth and there was a storm, what did I do?”
I said “the Bible says you were sleeping”.
He said “you go and sleep”.
I jumped on my bed within two minutes I was fast asleep.
Each time I tell the story people have asked me how could you sleep in that situation?
What else can I do? Jump into the ocean?
I can’t swim. Even if I can swim, swim in an ocean?
But I had the advantage of hearing from the Lord, by the time I woke up everything was calm, We were already at port.
In the mighty name of Jesus before you wake up tomorrow, all your storms will be gone in Jesus name.
He made the wind, He made the sea, the wind and the sea obeyed him.
And then all the fullness of the earth belongs to Him.
I like what one of my boys said just now, he said if the chairman of the local council is the one helping you; the help he can render is limited to the council.
If the governor is the one helping you, the help is limited to the state.
If the president is the one helping you, the help is limited to his country. But if the one helping you is the one who made heaven and earth, then the help is unlimited.
It means wherever you go you will get help. That is why I am getting prophesying to someone here today; from the east you will get help, from the west you will get help.
From the north, you will get help; from the south you will get help. From all over the world you will get help.
Thank you Father, the Lord says there is someone here tonight; he said your recovery will surprise the doctors.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight he said very soon you will have many reasons to laugh.
When you read 1kings 17 v 8-16 when the man of God got to the widow of Zarephat and said give me your last meal and from now you will always have enough meal for your son, for yourself and for me your guest, the man of God was basing his prophecy on the fact that the earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof.
But the Almighty God that can take something that is so little and just keep on multiplying.
One of this so called clever journalists was talking to me and he thought he was going to trap me.
“How can you be asking this poor people to give offerings?”
Please my brothers and my sisters next time somebody calls you poor, tell him he is not talking out you, I have thought you the importance of a name, if they give you a name and you accept that name, that name will be with you forever.
Anytime anybody calls you poor, tell them I am not poor.
I told the fellow I said “thank you, for years people in Nigeria go abroad begging for money
Oh, I am a preacher give me some dollars, I am doing some work for God give me some pounds.
And those who are giving them kept on getting richer and those who are getting remain poor.
I said when my own turn came I made up my mind; the God in America is the God in Nigeria, we will not beg.
In the Name that is above every other name, we will lend to the nations.
But the only way to get out of poverty is to begin to sow from the little we had.
He was asking the question during one of the convention, look at these people by the grace of God, people who come to our convention are fed two times a day, the money we spend on feeding alone; all the offerings cannot even buy the food of one day, all the offerings of the entire week cannot buy the food of one day.
I told him let me show you were they kill a thousand cows a day.
To feed the people, but we encourage the people to give whatever they can because that is the only way to get out of poverty.
When you give little, God will begin to multiply.
The little will begin to multiply, the little will become big, the big will become very big, the very big will become abundant.
In the name that is above every other name very soon those of you that they are calling poor will begin to lend to the nations.
When the man of God said give me that little which you have, he is basing it on the fact that the earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof, and he can take little and keep on multiplying.
So those of you who have very little now, lift up your head high. One of the men who preached before I also said something very beautiful; he said
If you want to know the difference between those when they need help, God will send somebody and those when they need help, God will come himself, he said there is a difference between the two.
He said those who will expect help sent from God are those who tell God about their problems.
But those who will expect God himself to come are those who tell their problems about their God.
I like that one that was beautiful! So if you have little, tell the little I serve the all sufficient God.
If you feel pain, tell that pain I serve the great physician. If the enemy tries to shake you, tell the enemy I serve the Lord of host and the Almighty God will show up Himself.
Tonight, in the day you are not even expecting help will come your way.
God can keep your little oil flowing, I know this from experience.
I have told you the story before; I am telling it because of those of you who are hearing it for the first time, I know some of you won’t believe it, it doesn’t matter, it doesn’t change the fact.
I went to preach in the east, I was returning in my Toyota Crown car, I got to Onitsha, there was no fuel, I crossed the bridge to Asaba, no fuel, I said no problem I will get fuel when I get to Ore, because Ore was a depot. By the time I got to Ore, my tank was reading reserve.
I got to Ore no fuel. Lord, what do I do?
And at that time I was still a lecturer in the University of Lagos and I have lectured on Monday.
It was Sunday, what do I do?
And I heard God speak to me. I pray that God will speak to you. “Son, “ he said, “take your eyes off the gauge and drive on”, yes Lord.
I took my eyes off the gauge drove on reserve from Ore all the way to Surulere, I parked my car before I looked at the gauge and the gauge read empty.
When I told the story somebody said maybe he drove on the blood of Jesus, God will have mercy on you.
All am saying is this, every one of you in need in whatever form, that help will come today in Jesus name.
And then my children have done a very good job on who will get the help. I just want to add one little bit to what they have already said.
The one who will get the help is the one who is willing and obedient.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said your situation now looks like you are totally defeated. He asked me to tell you, you will soon sing the song of victory.
The Lord said there is someone here, He said your cry has come to Me! The Lord says very soon you will see the evidence that I have already answered your prayer.
Isaiah 1 v 19 says if you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good of the Land, God will not help those who are not willing to be helped.
He will not force Himself on you, He is a gentleman.
Each time I read Revelation 3 v 20 where the Lord says behold I stand at the door and I knock, if any man hears my voice and open the door, I will come in and sup with him and he with me.
Somebody says if He is the Almighty, why doesn’t he just kick and open the door, I said He is not an armed robber, He is a gentleman he knocks, if you don’t open the door, he goes away, he won’t force Himself on you.
You won’t believe it, I have seen cases where we are praying for the sick and the sick weren’t getting better and we asked.
I know a particular case, when we asked the woman what is going on?
Everything God says we should do we have done, how come you are not getting better? She said “I don’t want to be better,” “why not?”
She said before, I feel sick when my husband closes in his place of work, he goes to the clubhouse.
Since I became sick, as soon as he finishes from work he rushes back home. She said I want to keep my husband.
We told her you can be well and can still keep your husband.
There are many people you are praying for, you need to ask them why are we not getting results?
If you don’t want to be well, God will not force you.
I know a case of a man that was coughing very badly and they call us to come and pray for him.
We said, sir, what is your prayer request?
He said pray that the cough will be going small, small.
If you are willing and obedient then you will eat the good of the land.
God will not help you if you don’t want to be helped. Is there anybody here today who will say God, I am willing help me?
You must be willing and you must be obedient, nobody can receive help from the Almighty God who is not willing to obey Him.
I have told us again and again, many at times, in the eagerness of the evangelist to bring in Jesus Christ, he tells you half of the story; come to Jesus Christ he will save your soul.
That is true! Come to Jesus Christ, He will solve all your problems, that is true. But that is not all, in Matthew 11 v 28 that one of my sons quoted which is what the evangelist would have quoted and stopped.
They should have included verses 29& 30 come unto me all that labour and all ye that are heavy laden and I will give you rest, but he didn’t stop there. He said take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly.
Don’t worry, my yoke is easy my burden is light, but what is he saying, if you come to me you must be willing to come under a new management.
I will not just be your Savior, I must be your Lord also, you must not just come for the blessings you must come for the responsibilities, you must not just be willing you must also be obedient.
He wants to help you, but don’t let anybody deceive you; nothing goes for nothing.
You can’t receive help from the Lord Jesus Christ and then continue to worship the devil It is not going to happen.
So don’t come to Jesus Christ, unless you are willing to be obedient to Him that is why we say you are surrendering your life to Jesus Christ.
That reminds me to bring greetings from all your brothers and sisters in Latin America, we were with them last month and they said I should greet you.
So am delivering their message.
I explained to them like I am explaining to you; don’t come forward to surrender your life to Jesus if all you want are the miracles He can give. If you come to Him you must also be willing to obey His commandments, if you are willing to combine the two then your help has already come.
If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good of the land.
So if there is anyone here tonight, if you are willing and you will be obedient, you want to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, you want Him not only to be your Savior, but to be your Lord; you want Him to wipe away all your sins, you want Him to solve all your problems, but you are also determined that from now on you will obey Him, you can come forward and I will pray for your salvation.
So those of you who are already at the front begin to call on the Almighty God, ask Him to have mercy on you, ask Him to save your soul, tell Him that from now on you will serve Him completely, that He will be your Lord, that you will obey Him in all things, that you will say bye to a life of sins and you will do His will from now henceforth
The rest of us, let’s interceded for these people, and pray for them; that the Almighty God who saved our souls will save their souls also.
Let’s pray for them, that God will give them a brand new beginning.
Let’s intercede for them brethren, that the power that is in the blood of Jesus will wash away all their sins and give them a brand new beginning.
Savior, we just want to bless your name, we want to give you all glory and honor, for this people who have come forward to surrender their lives to you, father you promise that whosoever will come unto you, you will in no wise cast away.
They have come unto you now Father, please receive them in Jesus name. Save their souls today in Jesus name, let your blood wipe away their sins in Jesus name.
My Lord and my Savior, I am praying tonight that as you are saving their souls you will write their names in the book of life and don’t let them ever go back into the world of sin.
Father, am praying that from now on anytime they call on you, you will please answer them by fire.
Thank you all Almighty God.
In Jesus mighty name we prayed.
I am rejoicing with you tonight because by the grace of God from now on, every day I will be praying for you, so I am going to need your name, your address and your prayer request.
Very soon you will be receiving miracles and you will know there must be somebody somewhere praying for you and that somebody is me.
1. Praise Him, because help is on the way
2. Father, I am willing, I will be obedient please help me.
3. Father, from the east, from the west, from the north, from the south, from heaven above, send help to my family.
4. Father, you made me; repair whatever needs repairing in my body and change what must be changed to make me whole.
5. Father, arise for me and chase away every evil force oppressing me and my family once and for all.
6. Father, don’t let me ever know failure again.
7. Father, let poverty of any type becomes a stranger to my family…In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
These are the prayers you will pray on your own, after which we are going to pray together towards the end.
Now join hands with your neighbor, we want to some spiritual warfare, pray with all your heart.
Lift your voice to God and say father, you know where our daughters are, rescue them now….… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Father, every enemy of Nigeria confuses them and scatter them… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Now lift your voice to him and say Father, every obstruction to the progress of this my neighbor, demolish now…… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Pray this prayer with all your heart, remember the law of harvest; what you wish others you will get.
Lift your voice and say Father, I agree with this my neighbor, let him hear good news this month….… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The Almighty God will answer your prayers, He will send help to you, every member of your family will receive help from God.
Anything that needs to be repaired in your body God will repair it tonight. Whatever cannot be repaired, He will replace it tonight.
The Lord of hosts will arise for you. He will scatter all your enemies. Everything that is not allowing you to reach your goal; the Almighty God will demolish tonight.
Poverty, in any form; physical, material, spiritual will become a stranger to your family.
You will never know failure again.
God will change your defeat to victory.
He will change your sorrow to joy.
And where our daughters are, tonight the Almighty will bring them back home. Every enemy of Nigeria shall be confused, they shall be scattered, they shall be destroyed.
As for all of you here tonight and those of you listening by radio and television and on the internet; in this month of June you will hear good news.
No more bad news for you. It shall be well with you. God will answer your prayers. He will accelerate your promotion, your joy will overflow.
And you too, you will serve the Lord, so shall it be, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
If you receive that let me hear you shout hallelujah!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
THE BLESSED OF THE LORD
4th of July, 2014
Let’s lift our hands to the Almighty God and bless His holy name; let’s praised the King of kings, the Lord of lords, let us worship the Ancient of days, let us give Him glory, let’s give Him honor, and give Him adoration.
He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, He is worthy to be magnified, there is no one like Him, bless His holy name.
Praise Him, give Him glory, give Him honor…. In Jesus mighty name we worshiped.
Father, in a very special way please visit me tonight… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I will praise Him from everlasting
Everlasting to everlasting
I will praise Him from everlasting
Everlasting to Everlasting.
Jesus Christ is King, from everlasting
Everlasting to everlasting
I will bless Him from everlasting
Everlasting to Everlasting.
Jesus Christ Lord, from everlasting
Everlasting to everlasting
Jesus Christ free from everlasting
Everlasting to everlasting
I will serve Him from everlasting
Everlasting to Everlasting.
from everlasting to everlasting
Everlasting to everlasting
Everlasting to everlasting
From everlasting, everlasting to everlasting
King of glory, the Lord, the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle, the Lord of host, the God of January, the God of February, the God of March, the God of May, the God of April, the God of June, the God of July. Glory be to your holy name.
Father, glory be to your holy name, thank you for all you for all you’ve done for us since the beginning of the year, thank you for bringing us to the second half of this year.
Thank you because you who kept us during the first half will keep us during the second half.
Accept our thanks in Jesus name.
Tonight like never before visit your children. All those who are here and those who watching by the internet, those who are listening by Radio, those who are watching by television, every one of us, God will bless us inside and out.
Like you have never done before; Father bless us. Visit us in a very special way and let your name be glorified tonight.
Shake hands with one or two people and say God will bless you inside out.
PRAYER FOR THOSE BORN IN JULY
Father Almighty, I want to commit into your hands all your children born in the month of July, in the month of perfection. Everything concerning them perfect oh Lord; perfect their health, Perfect their joy, perfect their peace.
In their homes let there be perfection, in their business let there be perfection, in their Churches let there be perfection.
Everything they touch let it be perfectly successful, anytime they call on you answer them perfectly.
And please Lord, let them serve you perfectly and let their joy last forever.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Children of July congratulations, God bless you.
We would love to announce to you that by the grace of God our Convention is around the corner.
The annual convention will be next month from 4th -10th of August. As a result there will be no Holy Ghost Service, on the first Friday of next month because the Holy Ghost Service will take place during the convention on the 8th of August by the grace of God.
The theme for this year’s convention is The HOLYS PIRIT.
Now our Annual Convention is a very special period and seriously speaking, it is actually meant for the members of the Church.
During the convention is when we seat down to discuss some heavy things in the word of God. So the convention is not an outreach, it is something meant for those who are already in the Lord who wants to grow.
So it’s not the time for joking, it’s the time for serious business.
That is when we discuss topic like dedication, concentration, restitution, deeper meaning of anointing, fasting, praying in the deepest sense of the word.
So the convention is not for those who are jokers.
So tell your friends if they are not coming for serious business, they should please stay at home.
You will say what kind of announcement is this?
You know me, I always tell you the truth, the convention is meant for serious minded people, people who really mean business with God.
Anyone who wants to come and just talk, joke and play around should stay home.
They can always watch on television, but those who are serious with God, those who wants to make heaven at all cost, they are the people who should come.
Let me ask you, are you sure you will come?
You see, the answer is not loud.
The convention is for serious minded people.
Now we are going to discuss The Holy Spirit, that is one of the heaviest topics in the Bible.
Every miracle that Jesus perform, He performed through the power of the Holy Spirit, Act 10 v 38 says how God anointed Jesus Christ of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and power who went about doing good, healing all that was oppressed of the devil for God was with Him.
Until the Holy Ghost came on Jesus Christ He didn’t perform a miracle.
So you can imagine then when we to discuss the Holy Spirit alone, miracles are likely to be colliding per second, per second that is why we don’t want jokers around.
Demons will be flying out, yokes will be destroyed, because you know when we talk about the Holy Spirit, you are going to be talking about the anointing.
We are talking about power. The Bible says you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit is come upon you, a very serious period.
So, if you don’t mean business with God please don’t come. But if you mean business and you come during the convention, I can guarantee you one thing; by the time you are going back home, you will be singing a new song.
And you are likely to be singing the song in tongues.
I will be looking forward to seeing you, and as usual accommodation is free, feeding is free by the special grace of God, our God will provide.
Proverbs 10 v 22 the blessing of the Lord; it makes rich and it added no sorrow with it.
Two most powerful forces on earth are blessings and curses.
One is the opposite of the other.
Blessings and curses, particularly when we are talking about divine blessings and divine curses, they are the two most powerful forces on earth.
Psalm 37 v 22 says such as is blessed of the Lord shall inherit the earth, but they that be cursed of Him shall be cut off.
Very serious thought; it says if God blesses you, you shall inherit the earth.
Anything you want on earth you can have it if God blesses you.
That is why I am amazed whenever I come across some of my children and they say Daddy pray for us, and I say God bless you. And they still say pray! Ah, I have prayed the greatest prayer anybody can pray for you, because If God blesses you, your problems are over.
If you are blessed of the Lord you shall inherit the earth. That is what the word says, it means anything on earth that you want, you can have it.
But then it turns back to say if God curses some one that fellow shall be cut off. In other words, the one that is cursed of God, sooner than later shall become desolate.
So let me start this evening by saying to all who are true children of God all over the world, God bless you.
When we talk about these two extremely powerful forces, let’s look at what happens when a man curses another man.
I am talking about man to man now, we will come to God later.
If a man curses another man for a justifiable reason, and I will explain that as we go along, the curse begins to work immediately.
Maybe I should explain; what is a curse?
A curse is an invitation to all forces in heaven, on earth, underneath the earth to work against somebody until they finally destroy him.
So when somebody is cursed, angels will work against the fellow, demons will work against the fellow, ordinary water will work against the fellow.
I give you an example very quickly from the scripture, Genesis 31 v 31-32 Jacob was running away from Naaman after he has cleared the live stock of the man, and Neman pursued him and caught up with him.
And said, okay, if you are running away, why must you run away with my idols?
I know you have taken my daughters; you have taken my flocks, why do you have to run away with my idols?
Jacob said “your idols?
I didn’t steal your idols.
He said whoever stole your idol shall die.
Now he didn’t know that Rachael his wife stole the idol. They searched the tent and Rachael sat on the idol.
She told her father the reason why I didn’t stand up is because my period is here.
So they didn’t find the idol.
Jacob was angry with Neman; “you accused me falsely, whoever stole your idol shall die!
He didn’t know that the wife stole the Idol.
Genesis 35 v 16-19 the next pregnancy of Rachael, on the day of delivery she died.
Because the husband has pronounced the curse; who ever stole the idol of Neman shall die.
I pray for everyone here today under any curse whatsoever, may the Almighty God cancel the curse for you.
I tell you a true story which I heard when I was very young.
An old man was going to his farm and because he was old, he was bent double, walking with walking stick and leaping a little.
And one stupid young man saw the old man and began to laugh at him:
“look at him, bent double leaping:
And the old man said
“what have I done to you, why are you laughing at me?”
And the young man said
“why shouldn’t I laugh, what can you do?”
The old man said “okay, I am too feeble to run after you, too feeble to fight you, but the basket is never satisfied with water”.
That is all the old man said; suddenly the young man found that he was terribly thirty.
He stopped at the first hut,
“I am thirsty will you please give me some water?”
They gave him plenty of water, He drank and drank.
He continued on the journey, he soon discovered he was thirsty, he stopped at the second hut and drank and drank, after some time he returned to where he got the first water, and they said
“considering the amount of water you already took in, something must be wrong”.
What is wrong with you?
He said “one old man said the basket is never satisfied with water”
They said ha!
They asked him to describe the man; they located the man, they begged the man and the man said
“alright from now on, you will cease to be the basket and you can begin to have satisfaction”.
I pray for all of you who have received a curse either from your mother or from your father, or from somebody that you offended for no reason every curse on you shall be destroyed tonight.
Now I have always told us, at least those of you who are old; that if your father, biological father, curses you, and you run to your spiritual father, who has a spiritual authority over you, he can cancel the curse.
If your pastor curses you, you can run to the man who ordained him; the General overseer, he can cancel the curse and ask you of course to restitute your ways.
If the general overseer curses you, maybe, by the time you fasted about thirty days and thirty nights and you are almost dying, If you cry to Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ may say that is alright, I will speak to my son and God can cancel the curse.
But like the man who took the offering said; if God curses you, to whom will you run? Because there is no one that is greater than Him.
When you go through the scriptures and you see those who have been cursed by God you will run from the curse of the Lord.
You can start from Cain who was supposed to be the first born of the whole earth, he ended up a vagabond.
But you could just take one little example in Mark 11 v 12-14 Jesus cursed a fig tree.
He said because you pretend to have fruit but you have none, no man shall eat fruit of you ever again, by the time we got to Mark 11 v 20-22 by the following day the tree was already completely overturned.
When God curses; it works from the very root upwards.
So tonight everything that is not of God in your life, in the Name that is above every other name I cursed it tonight.
I visited one of our States some years ago, I won’t mention the name of the State but in the capital of the State, there was no pipe borne water.
And the state was surrounded by mighty rivers, so I said how can this be?
And I made some investigation and they say
“sir, there is a tree in the centre of the town, they had to build road around it. Because they say the tree must not be pull down, that tree stayed there and nothing good ever happened in that town”
I said “is that so?”
They said “ yes”
I said, no problem we are here! And I cursed that tree in the name of the Lord. That night there was a storm, by the following morning the tree was uprooted completely.
Every evil tree in your life, every evil tree in your village, every evil tree in your family, every evil tree in your place of work shall be cursed tonight in Jesus name.
Now let’s move to blessing:
Because that is really where we are going because you can’t understand blessing until you know what a curse is.
When a man is blessed, what does it mean?
A blessing is an invitation to all forces; forces in heaven, forces on earth, forces underneath the earth to corporate with a man to help him to succeed.
If you read Genesis 27 v 20 -29 when Isaac was blessing Jacob, he said even the dew of heaven will help you.
He said, even the land will help him, all forces in heaven, on earth, underneath the earth are summoned to assist somebody to succeed.
As a result of that blessing of Jacob, the Bible said in Genesis 30 v 43 it said, the man became exceedingly great.
Esau who got just a remnant blessing from his father in Genesis 27 v 38-40 the Bible says Jacob had already come, he had collected the cream of the blessings.
Then Esau came and he said
“My father, don’t you have a blessing left, don’t you have a remnant?”
His father said
“Okay, I give you remnant but I have already made him your lord you are going to serve him there is nothing you can do about that”.
But I have a remnant for you, so he pronounced remnant blessing on Esau.
What is the result?
Genesis 32 v 3-6 the man who got a remnant blessing ended up having the bodygard of 400 men.
Now that is something else. If you are so wealthy, so rich that you need four hundred men to go with you wherever you go, that is something.
I remembered the first time a president visited us here, he came with 250 entourage. And that is a president.
Now if you have to go somewhere and you go with four hundred men as your entourage, I think that must be something special.
And, I am saying to someone here very soon when you have to travel in the Name that is above every other name; you will need a 747 to take your entourage.
Now let me say very quickly that when you are blessed, it will not make sense to you how the blessing can come to pass. You need to take note of that!
So when I say what I have just said and you look at yourself; maybe you don’t even have a bicycle now and we are talking about a day coming, when, whenever you are travelling you will need a 747 to carry those who will follow you.
It won’t make sense to you but that is what blessings do.
I have told at least those of you who are old enough to remember; that I am where I am today by the grace of God and by the blessings of my mother.
Anytime I did something that please her, she will say
“You this boy, you will call one person, two hundred will answer”.
I didn’t know what she meant, I didn’t know how that can happen, I always say amen of course.
Today by the grace of God, if I turn to my right and I say pastor come, and if I don’t mention any name. How many people do you think will be running?
I am saying to somebody here today too, you will call on one fellow one thousand will answer.
Last night, as I was in the prayer room, God reminded me of an incident that happened in 1961 and I am telling you this to encourage you.
There was an old man living in our house. I mean we were living in the same house.
He rented a room, we rented a room.
And he was in great need. I didn’t have much money in 1961; I was just an ordinary teacher in a modern school.
But when you compare poverty to poverty; one poverty, beats another.
So even out of my own poverty I give him something.
And he was so touched that he pronounce a blessing on me.
Now, what he said then didn’t make any sense to me at all, he said
“You this boy a day is coming, when you will be travelling abroad like people go to the market”.
What does that mean?
Because in those days, I am talking of 1961; If anybody travels to Britain and returns in my village, the whole village will dance to welcome him back.
Some of the elders here know what am talking about. In those days it is a great thing to say I have “been to”. “Been to” means I have been to England that makes you special.
So for somebody to say you will be travelling like somebody going to the market. I wanted to say why he didn’t say something that is going to be reasonable.
But I say to somebody here today, the kind of blessing you cannot think possible shall be your portion today in Jesus name.
Now what happens when a man is blessed of God?
It is not a man blessing you now, it is God Himself.
If you read Genesis 1 v 28 you see the first blessing there; God blessed them and said
“Be fruitful, multiply, subdue the earth, have dominion”.
When the Almighty God says be fruitful. That alone is enough; it means your effort will never be fruitless.
Multiply, he didn’t say add, he said, multiply. That means if you are two today, by tomorrow you won’t just be three, by tomorrow you will probably be twenty, and by next year you will probably be two hundred, by the following year you will be more than twenty thousand.
He said replenish the earth, it means wherever you arrive, restoration comes, whenever you arrive, what is dead will revive, what is empty will begin to fill up. Replenish the earth! Subdue it that means everything will be under your feet.
When I was talking to my children in our morning devotion not too long ago, Pharaoh was talking to Joseph, he said I am Pharaoh; no man will be able to raise his hand, or lift his feet in this land except you say so.
Now that is serious statement that means you are in charge.
I am saying to someone here today, beginning from now, you are in charge; in your family you are in charge, in your office you are in charge. When it comes to finance you are in charge, when it comes to your health you are in charge.
That means witches are no longer in charge, wizards are no longer in charge, your enemies are no longer in charge. Turn to the fellow next to you and say, I am in charge now.
One of the beauties of being blessed by God is that you will become completely immune to man’s curses.
Numbers 23 v 8 Balaam said how can I curse who God has not cursed? He said God has bless this people nobody can curse them.
I pray for every one of you here today beginning from now till you see God in glory no man shall be able to curse you again.
I want you to have time to really pray tonight, this is going to be a night you will not forget in a hurry.
God can change a curse to a blessing.
In Deuteronomy 23 v 4-5 it is recorded that when the enemy wanted to place a curse on Israel God changed the curse to a blessing and he said simply because God loved you.
If God loves you and somebody says I am going to curse you, when they open their mouth instead of curses coming out, blessings will be flowing out.
I have always giving this illustration; Genesis 49 v 5-7 the father of Levi was about to die and when is on his death bed and pronounce a curse on his son, you know he was in trouble. He finished pronouncing the curses and then he died.
He said concerning Levi, he said Levi, you will be scattered. He finished the curse and then died.
Then the Almighty God said, well your father said so, he had good reasons for saying so, but I am the Almighty God, so God said in Number 3 v 11-12, He said, Levi, you will be my first born.
Your father says you will be scattered but I say you will be special to me; you will be the one serving me in my temple.
I decree In the name of Jesus Christ every curse pronounce on you by your parents I cancelled them tonight.
But why would God did that?, read Exodus 32 v 25 – 26 the children of Israel, when they waited for Moses and he didn’t return on time from where he went to collect the ten commandments.
They began to worship an idol that they made for themselves.
By the time Moses returned, they were stripped naked, they were dancing in front of the idol.
And Moses was angry but he knew that the children of Israel could be very dangerous.
And so before he could punish them he needed help, so he stood at the gate and said:
“Who is on the Lord side let Him come unto me”.
And all the children of Levi gathered themselves unto Moses and said we are on the Lord side.
And God looked down from Heaven and said Levi; you say you are on my side?
Then I am on your side.
I am asking somebody here tonight who is on the Lords side?.
I am on the God’s side, glory be to God.
You know there are some family in Nigeria who for something that happens generation ago, there was a curse passed down the line.
During the time of intertribal wars, you go a warring and bring in slaves and you can do whatever you like with your slaves.
So a man may marry a woman normally and pick any of the slaves and turn her to a wife.
But the wife who is a slave will not be treated in the same way as a wife who is a free born.
So the story goes that in my own family there was a warrior who went to war brought home a slave.
And the slave wife and the original wife gave birth at the same time and the slave woman was denied salt and oil in her meal.
The proper wife got every treatment.
So the slave pronounce a curse on the family and said;
In this family every child that is born, if the mother should eat salt or oil; if it is a boy for nine days, if it is a girl for first seven days, the child will die.
Some of you who think that is a joke but the curse began to work.
They just discovered that when a boy is born within nine days the boy is died.
For a girl within seven days the girl is dead.
Then, they found out, they check what happened and they traced it to a curse and it became a law in my family.
That when a boy is born, the mother must not taste oil or salt for nine days, for a girl seven days.
That was the way it was when I was born, until I met the Lord Jesus Christ and everything changed.
I am on the Lord side and that old aged taboo was cancelled in a single day.
In the Name that is above every other name, every generational curses that were in your family, as you surrender your life to Jesus Christ, I say they be cancel today.
I was going to say that God can change a blessing to a curse but we will come to that because God said there is someone here tonight, He said there is a saying; the rich befriends the rich, the poor befriends the poor. He asked me to tell you, whoever you are, your circle of friends will change soon.
Daddy says there is someone who is doubting how all these blessing shall come to past, He said I should tell you that very soon you will discover that the earth is the Lord and the fullness thereof.
God can change a curse to a blessing but the same God can change a blessing to a curse; no man can change your blessings to a curse, no man can do it, even the one who blesses you can’t take it back.
In Genesis 27 v 30-37 when Esau came and said daddy what have you done?
Isaac said, I am sorry, I have already blessed him and he shall be blessed. I didn’t know I was blessing the wrong fellow but I can’t change the blessing he is already blessed.
But God has the power to change a blessing to a curse if you dishonor Him.
1 Samuel 2 v 30 God said to Eli,
“I said indeed, I am the One who said it, not any other man, that you and your father’s house will stand before me forever”.
God said, now, I say be it far from it.
He said I changed my mind, and he gave the reason, He said because those who honor Me I will honor.
Tell your neighbor, will you honor God? Very serious question.
Those who honor Me I will honor. And those who despise Me I will lightly esteem.
I have always told of you who Come to divine encounter that when God ask you to give Him your first fruit, it is not because He is in need, it is a honor.
Honor the Lord with thy first fruit.
Ask your neighbor once again “will you honor God”?
God can change a blessing to a curse. He is the Almighty, He is sovereign.
I have told some of you too, those of you who are old; you will remember all these cases, am not just bringing them up now. Some of you have heard them before.
A young man came to me, daddy pray for me for a breakthrough I need a major breakthrough.
I said, Will you serve the Lord?
“I will serve Him”. Okay Almighty God see this young man zealous, he wants to serve you , bless him. And he said amen.
Some days later he came back excited, sir my landlord said there is a house in Ikoyi to sell, the house is made up of thirteen flats.
He told me to go and sell it and bring in this amount, it doesn’t matter how I sell it, all he wants is this amount and what he said he wants is less than half of what the house is worth.
I said congratulations! Your breakthrough has come at last.
“How many flat do you say there are?”
He said “thirteen”,
I said “well that means you will give one flat to God”,
He said “why?”
I said “the tithe of 13 is 1.3 but since there is no 0.3 of a flat that is why I said 1.
He got angry, he said “that is the troubles with you pastors, he said that is why people should not even share their testimony with you”.
I said “please no quarrel, please forgive me”.
He said “this is my first breakthrough; this is the very first one”.
I said “I am sorry sir”.
So he went back, sold the house to prospective buyer and went to meet the landlord with the amount the Landlord required.
“Sir, I have sold the house and I have brought the money”
The Landlord said “which house?”
“The house at number so and so that you ask me to sell”.
“me? I ask you to sell my house?”
“Yes sir and you said I should bring you so much;
He said “whoever make the charm for you. if you don’t get out of here, you and your herbalist will face music”.
He came back to me and said “daddy please am ready now”.
I said leave me out of this it is between you and God. Go and settle with Him.
Those who honor Me I will honor and those who despise Me I will lightly esteem.
I pray in the name of the One who sent me, your blessing will never become a curse.
You have heard me say the story of Ephraim again and again. Genesis 48 v 13 -20 Ephraim was the younger son of Joseph, Manasseh was the elder.
When Jacob was about to bless them; the right hand that was supposed to be on the head of the first born, he placed on the head of the younger one, and place the left hand on the head of the first born.
Joseph said daddy don’t do it this way, Jacob said I am being directed by God. He blessed Ephraim gave him a double portion of blessings and gave just one portion to Manasseh.
In Deuteronomy 33 v 17 the Bible says within a short period of time, Ephraim became ten times more successful than his brother.
That whenever you are talking of a thousand of Manasseh you are talking of ten thousand of Ephraim.
Ten times more!
Then what follows?
Ephraim forgot God;
Ephraim, God is calling us to go and do an assignment;
I am busy, I am looking after my wealth.
Ephraim, you are worshipping an idol, God forbids;
He says leave me alone. I am the rich man,
Finally in Hosea 4 v 17 the Bible says and God said
“Ephraim has joined himself to idols, leave him alone”.
Because God kept sending prophet after prophet to Ephraim;
Ephraim, be careful, Ephraim, I am your friend, Ephraim, I bless you. Ephraim, I gave you the blessing that belongs to your brother and Ephraim kept on telling God;
“Mind your own business”,
God said, fine,
He told the prophets, don’t talk to Ephraim anymore, leave him alone.
But Then God said in Hosea 5 v 9 He said, Ephraim shall be desolate, I am the One who prospered him and now he has forgotten me. I will make him desolate.
I pray for every one of you here today, particularly those of you who are already blessed of the Lord; you will not offend God.
Then there are blessings that even God cannot reverse, blessings that even the Almighty God Himself cannot reverse.
Blessing that can never become a curse and you will find an illustration in Genesis 22.
Thank you Father,
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said the richest man in your family is barely above poverty level. The Lord asked me to tell you, things will change with you.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight He said you will soon know the full meaning of the word wonderful.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said you will soon sing: “come and see what the Lord has done for me”.
The Lord said there is a family here tonight; very soon your own song will be “there has been showers of blessings”.
So I was talking about Genesis 22 v 1- 18 you know the story very well, God spoke to Abraham He said
I want you to take your son Isaac whom you love to go and offer him as a sacrifice to Him.
Abraham obeyed and the Almighty God intervened and provided a lamb for the sacrifice to Himself.
But then God said;
“Abraham, because you have done this by Myself have I sworn, in blessing I will bless thee, in multiplying I will multiply your seed.
God said “I swear” that the blessings I am about to pronounce on you can never be changed.
He said, I swear.
I have said it again and again, you know occasionally when we preached some deep things of the Lord, because they involve some sacrifice on the part of some people, they don’t like it.
Isaac being offered in the spiritual sense to God is sign or type of what is called the first fruit sacrifice.
Abraham said; God, you can have him.
God said “fine, I swear”.
There is a blessing on all those who honor God with their first fruit.
There are blessings that can never be reversed.
Because God said “I swear”.
The Bible later on said when God has nobody greater than Himself to swear by, if a man wants to swear, he will say; I swear by God, but God said since there is nobody greater than Himself, He said “I swear”.
I pray that that kind of blessing that can never be reversed, be poured upon you tonight in Jesus name.
Now curses and blessings don’t come arbitrarily.
Now God is sovereign He does as He pleases, He can bless anybody He wants, He can bless the younger more than the elder, He is God.
However, He does not do arbitrary, whatever He does, He does according to principles.
Proverbs 26 v 2 says the curse without cause shall not come; the curse causeless shall not come.
In other words God will not curse you without a reason; there must be a reason before God pronounces a curse.
In the same manner blessings without cause will not come.
The preacher who preached before me read to you Deuteronomy 28 v 1-2 the word of God made it clear; if you will hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God to observe to do all that He commands you; He said, then blessings will follow you, blessings will pursue you and overtake you, that is what God said.
God works by principles. Deuteronomy 11 v 27-28 says if you obey God, you get blessing. You disobey Him you get curses.
Obey Him; be blessed.
Disobey; be curse.
You know there is a kind of blessing you will say to God, God this is too much.
I’m sure many of you don’t belief that is possible.
But I am decreeing tonight that before the end of the year some of you will come to me and say daddy, help me bless God this blessings are becoming too much.
I am not asking Him to stop, all am saying is that maybe control it a little. How many of you want to pray that kind of prayer? You will get it very soon in Jesus name.
I tell you a story, a story of my life; God asked me to do something and I did, it.
I sacrificed my first car and then He began to move.
I mean after I sacrifice the first car I didn’t get another one in time, but He began to move, when He moved, somebody brought one tokunboh Mercedes Benz car, in those days when everybody believes that if you are a pastor you must die in rags.
Thank God, the devil is a liar.
So when the woman brought the Mercedes, well, as a widow I just said there is no way I can ride in a Mercedes, if I ride in Mercedes they will say I am backsliding.
So I went to my assistance; baba, I said, sir, somebody brought a Mercedes.
So since you are closer to heaven you can’t backslide will you please ride it.
The old man said “is this how much you love me?
You don’t want it so you want to push it to me”.
So we locked it up in the garage.
After some time, God visited me in the night; and said
“Son, why are you delaying the blessings of My daughter”.
I said “which of Your daughters?
I will never delay the blessing of anyone”.
He said “My daughter who gave Me a car that you refuse to use”.
I said “am sorry i didn’t know it is like that”.
So I rode in the car for three days, but every where I went, it was as if somebody was looking at me saying “ah, so this man is backsliding”.
So after three days I packed it, I said “God I have already used the car bless your daughter”.
The Lord spoke to me and said “son, you better begin to use it because a bigger one is coming”.
3am in the night one man came and said
“I couldn’t sleep, God says I should go and give you my car.
“I don’t need your car, I have my own”.
He said “I can’t sleep, God said to take it to you;
So I came out to see the car, it was this long limousine with six doors. I laughed!
I collected the key from him, I bless him and he left.
And I said to God, Daddy, you know even if I am dead and they put me inside this one I will wake up, so there is no way I can use this.
No way at all.
But will you please allow me to sell it and use the money for something else.
He said “it is yours now”.
So I sold it and I use the money to buy motor cycles for my pastors.
In those days any pastor with a motorcycle is a wealthy man.
I pray for all you pastors, your tomorrow will be alright.
Thank you , those of you who said amen, your tomorrow too will be alright.
And all of a sudden, God began to move again, one man came one day, in a single day he came with three Mercedes cars.
He said, God said I should go and give these to you.
I said “God what is happening, what am I going to do?
These blessings are becoming an embarrassment.
He said something to me then which am going to say to you which is the purpose of this story.
He said my son you haven’t seen anything yet.
I like the statement of my son who preached before when he has reading Psalm 1 v 1 in the amplified version.
He said to be blessed means to be happy, are you happy?
He said anybody happy here today? Prosperous, fortunate and to be envied.
I pray for every one of you here; long before the end of this year the whole world will envy you.
News papers will write about you, they will say, are you the only one serving God?.
God said to me son, you haven’t seen anything yet. He said the only way I can stop blessing you is if you stop living holy.
Take note of that that is the message.
I can’t stop living holy because I am going to heaven, so those who think I am already blessed, they haven’t seen anything yet.
Blessings don’t come without a cause Genesis 27 v 1 -4 Isaac said to Esau, I am old and I don’t know the day I will die, before I go I want to bless you.
But for it to happen go into the bush, go and get one bush animal and prepare a very nice meal for me, when I have eaten and I am satisfied, I will have a just cause to pronounce a blessing on you.
Blessings don’t come without a cause.
So many at times when I say to you, God bless you, I am only saying it on credit, you have to do something to make the credit become a reality.
Daddy, bless me, alright, what for.
I have told you the story of two of my children, they met me at Heathrow, I was carrying two hand luggages.
You know when you have a lot of things to carry and they have to weigh your luggage and if it over weigh they ask you to pay extra.
Now my luggage is always heavy because it is loaded with books.
And so I made sure that I use hand luggages to carry the books that are heavy so that other things can be in the suitcases.
So I was carrying these two heavy hand luggages and you know at times hand luggages can be heavier than suitcases.
And two of my children saw me coming, and one of them said “good morning”, the other one ran to me and took the hand luggages from me, and I say
“God bless you”.
The first one said “daddy you didn’t say God bless me”.
I said “for what?
You say good morning, I said good morning, this one saw me carrying heavy loads and came to my aid surely “God will bless him”.
But occasionally like I said, me too, maybe I am going for my prayer work in the night and I see somebody “daddy please pray for me, I will say God bless you.
I give it to you on credit believing that you will come and pay for it later.
Glory be to God.
Do you know that if God blesses you, you can’t die young?
Isaiah 65 v 20 says that he that is blessed of the Lord and dies a hundred years old will be considered a child.
You are an hundred years old and you die people will say ah a child has died.
But He said on the other side, if someone is not blessed and for one reason or the other he lives to be a hundred years old, he will lead a very terrible life.
Tonight you will live long, you will be healthy, you will be strong and your evening will be more glorious than your morning.
Finally, God, from time to time, will give you an opportunity to choose; do you want blessings or do you want curses?
Deuteronomy 30 v 19 God says I am calling heaven to record this day but I have placed before you life and death, blessings and curses.
He said you can choose.
You have a freedom to choose. Life and death, blessings and curses.
He said what is your choice?
But then He went further to say I want to advise you to choose life that you and your seed may live.
The Almighty God is saying to all of us here tonight, choose.
Do you want divine blessings or divine curses?
He said you will get blessings if you obey Him, you get curses if you disobey Him, the choice is yours, he won’t force you, you have to make up your mind.
Malachi 3 v 6-10 is a passage some people hate like nobody’s business, but God made it clear; He said Children of Israel, my beloved children you are wondering why you are struggling, why you are not making ends to meet, He said you are under a curse.
He said because you have robbed Me, there are many of us who are robbing God steadily. Robbing Him of tithe, robbing Him of offerings, robbing Him steadily.
There are some people who steal in their offices steadily and they want to be blessed.
It is not going to happen, God doesn’t bless thieves.
It will amaze you that, there are some people who steal steadily in the house of God and they want to be blessed. It is not going to happen, God does not work arbitrarily.
There are people who were sent on an errands when they get to the place they inflate the price and they come back and say this is how much we bought it and they want to be bless it is not going to happen, God doesn’t work arbitrarily.
There are people who say I want to prosper, I want to be rich, if you want to do it the way of the Lord, it is the blessings of the Lord that makes rich and adds no sorrow.
And there are people who are rich and are sad according to my son who went before me.
There are those who has money and they can’t eat, there are those who had bed and but they can’t sleep.
There are those of us who don’t have much but, God be blessed.
The little we had how much do we enjoy it?. There are some people, they can’t sleep, there are some of us the moment we hit the bed, we are gone.
Some people don’t know the blessing a sleep can be. That is one of the things I thank God for all the time. Anytime I have the opportunity to sleep, it might not be often but when I do hit the bed. God have mercy. I can sleep standing, whether you believe it or not it is true.
I was telling some of my children not too long ago, in May we were in Mexico, we had a program and we finished late, finally I got to sleep around 2am and then there was an earth quake.
And the hotel where we were staying was shaking as if it was going to collapse.
All my children who followed me, everybody in the hotel ran downstairs, they gathered in one place, when they waited about ten minutes and they didn’t see me come down.
My children decided well if he didn’t come down, maybe the house is not going to fall. When I woke up the following morning, they said “daddy what happened?
During the earth quake we didn’t see you?
I said me? It is written He gives his beloved sleep.
Let somebody shout halleluiah!
I didn’t even know there was an earthquake. I noticed when I woke up that some of the things I left on the tables were on the floor but I didn’t know how it happened.
I pray for all of you who have not been able to sleep, beginning from now you will be sleeping soundly.
I mean you can sleep soundly when you know that witches can’t come near you, wizard can’t come near you, when you sleep you are surrounded by the angel of the Almighty God.
You sleep in peace you wake up in peace. Glory be to God.
But He asked you to choose. Will you honor Him?, will you obey Him?, will you do His will? or do you want to go your own way?, do you want to do things your own way?
The blessings of the Lord makes rich and add no sorrow with it.
The word of God is clear. The blessing of the Lord is in the house of the righteous and the cursed of the Lord is in the house of sinner.
Make up your mind, which one do you want? Blessings or curses.
That is why tonight if you are here and you are still joking with the issue of salvation you have not yet surrender yourself to Jesus, you are still in sin, the word of God is clear no peace to the wicked.
There can be no blessings to a sinner, until he comes to Jesus Christ, until he humbled himmselves, until he surrender his live to Jesus.
Until that powerful blood washes away the sins.
So if you are here tonight and you have not yet surrender your life to Jesus and you want to get away from the curses of God and you want to move into his blessings,
Come now. Come and surrender your life to Him.
For those of you who are listening all over the world, go down on your knees and cry to the Almighty God to save your soul, tell Him you are saying bye, bye to a life of sin.
Because with sin comes curses. I
If you surrender your life to Him, He will save your soul, He will forgive you your sins and His blessings will begin to flow.
Begin to call on the Almighty God, tell Him to have mercy on you to forgive you your sins, I don’t want to live under a curse anymore, please Lord have mercy on me save my soul.
I will serve You for the rest of my life.
The rest of us, lest us stretch our hands towards these people and pray for them; that the Almighty God will forgive these people all their sins today, that He will save their souls, every sin they have ever committed, that God will give them a brand new beginning.
Let’s pray for them, let’s intercede for everyone of them.
… In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Almighty God we want to bless Your holy name, we want to thank You so much for Your word. We want to give You all glory; we want to give You all honor, for all these people who have come forward now to surrender their lives to You, Father please on their behalf accept our thanks in Jesus name.
Savior, I’m pleading with you tonight, each and every one of these your people receive them in Jesus name, save their souls in Jesus name.
Let Your blood wash away their sins in Jesus name, write their name in the book of life in Jesus name.
Give them a brand new beginning from tonight onward in Jesus name.
And from today onward, the grace to serve You in holiness, release unto them in Jesus name.
Father, I am praying that from now on anytime they call on You, You will answer them by fire.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.
From now on I will be praying for you and very soon you will be receiving miracle that will show you somebody is somewhere praying for you, I will need your name, your address and your prayer request at www.rccg.cc
Now one of the blessings of the Lord is answered prayers and God is going to answer prayers here tonight.
So I want you to write down the following prayer points so that you can go before the Almighty God in prayer.
Praise Him for all the blessings of the past.
Father, I will obey you like never before, please bless me like never before.
Father, please change every curse in my life to blessings.
Father, from now on I will honor You with my first fruit, bless me irreversibly.
Father, let Your blessings overflow through me to millions of others.
Father, since Your blessings make rich without adding sorrow, don’t let me know sorrow ever again.
Father, open the windows of heaven over me as I give You my tithe and pour showers of blessings over me.
We will go before the Lord in prayer for at least thirty minutes.
Join your hands together, you want to pray for your neighbor based on the law of harvest; what you sow you will reap and the harvest is always greater than the seed.
And you are going to pray for your neighbor like never before.
Lift your voice to God and say Father, whoever blesses this your child let him be bless. Whoever curses this your child let him be cursed…. In Jesus might name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to God and say Father, this your child that am holding; bless him in the morning, bless him in the afternoon, less him in the evening, bless him in the night time.
Bless him forever….. in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I want to you to pray the next prayer with every strength in you say Father, every evil tree in the family of this your child, let it be cursed tonight… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The Almighty God will bless you; every curse in your life in your family will be changed to blessings.
Your blessing will never be cursed. God will bless you irreversibly. God will bless you beyond your wildest imaginations, the blessing of God will overflow through you.
And you shall be a blessing to millions of people. The windows of heaven shall open over you and in your family there will be showers of blessings.
Those who bless you shall be blessed; those who curse you shall be curse.
Every evil tree in your family shall be cursed.
God will bless you in the morning, He will bless you in the afternoon, He will bless you in the evening, He will bless you in the night time, all the days of your life you shall be bless, and you will never know sorrow again.
And you too will honor the Lord. You will obey Him, so it shall be well with you, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
If you received that let me hear you shout halleluiah! God bless you.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
THE HOLY SPIRIT
8th of August, 2014
Let’s lift our hands to the Most High God and begin to bless His holy name, let’s magnify His holy name, let’s praise the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Ancient of days, the Unchangeable Changer, let’s magnify His Holy name, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, He is worthy to be magnified, praise His holy name, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, bless His holy name.
Praise the King of kings, praise the Lord of lords. Worship Him, He reigns forever, He is the only one who can do the impossible, magnify His Holy name tonight.
He is the Almighty God, He is the Ancient of days, He reigns forever, praise Him, give Him all glory, give Him all honor, magnify His holy name.
Thank you Father! Oh yes you are worthy; you are worthy of my praise, you are worthy of my adoration, there is no one like you daddy. I bless your holy name. Thank you savior … in Jesus mighty name we worship.
I want you to lift your voice to Him and say Father; please attend to me specially tonight!
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
You are worthy to be praised,
You are worthy to be praised,
My redeemer, you are worthy to be praised 2ce
You are worthy to be praised,
You are worthy to be praised,
My redeemer, you are worthy to be praised.
You are worthy to be praised,
You are worthy to be praised
The King of King you are worthy to be praised.
King of kings, Lord of lords, Ancient of days, unchangeable Changer, the Holy one of Israel, the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, our Savior, our Healer, our Provider, our Deliverer, our Friend, our Supporter, the Lord, the Lord strong and mighty. The Lord strong and mighty in battle, the King of glory, the Lord of host, glory be to your holy name. Please accept our worship in Jesus name.
Thank you father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, He asked me to tell you the news will be good.
Tonight Father, like you have never done before: perform wonders in our midst; wonders of salvation, wonders of healings, wonders of deliverance, wonders of fruitfulness, wonders of breakthroughs, wonders of victory, wonders of joy. In our lives perform wonders and Lord God Almighty your children who could not come for one reason or the other, wherever they are now bless them in Jesus’ name; answer their prayers also in Jesus name. By the time the sun rises oh Lord, let everyone of us sing a new song in Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed.
Let somebody shout halleluiah!
I want you to prophesy to two or three people and say: God will visit you tonight
Prayer for August children
Father I am committing your children born in the month of AUGUST into your hands, August is the eighth month of the year and eight is the number of new beginnings. In the lives of all these your children, let there be a new beginning: a new beginning of joy, a new beginning of success, a new beginning of promotion, a new beginning of a closer work with God, let it be well with all of them and let them serve you till the end. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Congratulation, many happy returns!
As at 8.15pm, the number of children born during this convention had increased to eighty-seven and the boys have taken the lead again; we now have forty four boys, forty three girls.
Two years ago, some people came here trusting God for the fruit of the womb; by the time they came here, they were already pregnant but they were yet to be delivered so we said they should wait.
Last year, some people came trusting God for the fruit of the womb and now the baby has come.
So both of them; those who deliver after last year’s convention and those who came last year trusting God and the children are already here, they will kindly bring forward those children now so we can bless them. And please rejoice with them because the Bible says we should rejoice with those rejoicing
God knows I have special love for children that is why He gave me anointing to make the barren fruitful, look at all the homes where there used to be sorrow, where there is now joy.
Brethren please help me stretch your hands towards these children, and bless them, pray for them; that sickness will run away from them, that death will run for them, that demons will stay away from them, pray that our joy over these children will last forever.
Please pray for them, intercede for them. Pray that it will be well with all these children and their parents and that they will grow up to serve the Lord.
Please intercede for these children. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
‘Father I thank you, thank you for wiping the tears of these your children, thank you for turning their sorrow to joy, thank you for turning their mourning to laughter, thank you for answering our prayers. Please accept our thanks in Jesus name.
We have come to present these children to you; we waited long for them, now we’ve got them.
Please protect them for us in Jesus name.
Let our joy over them last forever in Jesus name, keep sickness away from them in Jesus name, keep death away from them in Jesus name, keep demons away from them in Jesus name.
Let them grow up to become vessel unto honor in your hands in Jesus name.
And everything that the parents will need to rear these children in the fear of the Lord, provide for them abundantly in Jesus name.
Thank you my Father and my God. And those who are still trusting you for the fruit of the womb; next year let them be in this crowd in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Congratulations, God bless you.
In the Redeemed Christian church of God, barrenness shall be totally unknown.
Next month by the special grace of God, it will be a special Holy Ghost service for those who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb, so if you have relatives and friends that are believing God for the fruit of the womb, invite them to the next Holy Ghost service.
The theme for next month is the Keys of David. There is a key in the hand of the Most High God: when He opens, no man can shut and He is going to open several more wombs next month in Jesus name.
So in September there will be no Shiloh hour, because the month itself is specially for those trusting God for the fruit of the womb.
Next Monday there will be divine encounter and Shiloh hour here and by the grace of God, in December we will have our congress here and the theme for this year’s Congress is THE GREAT SHEPHERD.
Now usually once a year like this we love to give a brief report of what God has done, but because they are listening to us now all over the world, we have to look for correct words to present our report, so I can just tell you briefly that in Nigeria as of today, by the grace of God, we have more than 32,000 parishes.
If you are a mathematician you know the meaning of more than; so when we say more than 2, it could be 3, or 4 or ten. More than 32,000 parishes!
By the grace of God we are now in more than 180 nations of the world. And am so delighted that we could bring you the choir from Cambodia this year, next year we will bring more choirs from other parts of the world so you will know by the grace of God we are actually there.
On report, I won’t want to say more than that. But I need to mention the fact that last year I told you that this year we will be worshipping in our new auditorium and I’m sure you will be surprised that we are still in this old auditorium.
It is because of several factors which I won’t want to mention. Because if I go to details, I will cause some people some embarrassment and believe God that by the special grace of God unfailingly, we shall be in our new auditorium.
Because we should thank God today from the bottom of our heart that the rain that has been falling since the beginning of the week decided to stop raining today: because if it has rained today, we would have been in serious trouble, because all the roads now are occupied.
Before I came out of my prayer room I looked behind the altars and the crowd there is almost frightening.
Where would we have put them?
And then this is in spite of the fact that we told our members from the west coast of Africa to stay away.
If they had come, we would have been in a crises concerning accommodation.
So compulsorily now, whether we like it or not, we must move to our new auditorium next year and this is where you come in because one of the problems we had which I believe we will no longer have is that all those who made pledges for one reason or the other have not fully fulfilled their pledges.
As a matter of fact, I can count those who have fully fulfilled their pledges and they will be less than ten. And this is very strange because my children are not like that, when they make a pledge they fulfill the pledge.
So I believe that it must be the devil causing a restriction.
And that is why I prayed yesterday, any person or group of persons, any force or group of forces that is standing between you and your goal, the fire of God will consume.
Any force or forces working against your finances that is not allowing you to do what you want to do for God, before the end of these week the fire of God will consume them.
And so I am appealing to all of us: if you make a pledge concerning the new auditorium, please pay rapidly.
If you have not made any pledges concerning the new auditorium please make one tonight.
It doesn’t have to be something big to start with; it could be just a thousand naira or ten or hundred, or a million, or a hundred million, or a billion, or 10 billion or a 100 billion, or a trillion.
You can start small and then as God prospers you more, you can do more and more.
I thank God for about a handful of people about five of them in number who have decided these project whatever it is going to cost we will see it fulfilled, such people my Daddy will surprise you in Jesus name.
So please before the end of this month, stand up and do something great, something solid so that we can continue the work of the auditorium.
Some of you may say where is the new auditorium? Well some of you have been going there by bus to see the place but with this crowd, I can’t say they should take you there by bus; I don’t know how many buses will take you but work is going on.
How many of us are ready for our miracle tonight; how many want to wait till next year? How many want to wait till next month? How many of you want your miracles right now? Let me hear you shout halleluiah!
THE HOLY SPIRIT
Act 2 v 1-4 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire and it sat upon each of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
I want to talk to you very briefly about the Holy Spirit.
The first thing you need to know is that the Holy Spirit is God.
I explained, I think during the minister’s conference, that some people get confused when we say there is only one God and yet we say God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.
There is only one God but He manifests Himself in three dimensions.
To my children, I am Adeboye the father; to my mother, I am Adeboye the son; to my wife, I am Adeboye the husband.
One Adeboye can manifest as father, son and husband.
And I explained the way I behave when I am Adeboye the son, it is different from the way I behave when I am manifesting as Adeboye the father.
And I said for example, if my mother should drop my China plate, what I would say to her is “mama, gently o, I hope you are not hurt?
Sorry ma”. I will be apologizing to her for breaking my plate. If my son breaks the same plate fire may fall and it may not be Holy Ghost fire.
The way He operate as God the Father, it is different from the way He operates as God the Son and it is different from the way He operates as God the Holy Spirit.
Tonight He wants to operate as God the Holy Spirit.
And I am telling you certain thing will happen in your life tonight that you will never forget.
Now God is very difficult to describe, particularly when we are talking about God the Holy Spirit.
But the text I read to you tells us that we can describe Him as a mighty rushing wind.
We can describe Him as fire, later on I will show you we can describe Him as oil.
We can describe Him as a mighty river; we might be able to talk about that one tomorrow night.
But briefly because of time, it has to be before the city wakes up.
Let’s look at the Holy Spirit as the wind, in Exodus 14 vs 21-28 when Moses lifted his hands towards the red sea, the Bible says there was a mighty rushing wind from the east: that created a way in the red sea.
When the Holy Spirit is moving as a wind, He makes a way where there is no way before;
And I am praying for some one here tonight, in all areas of your life where there has been no way before, before this night is out there will be a way.
When that wind blew and created a way for the children of Israel, their enemies followed them; enemies that have been in their generation for more than four hundred years, but when the children of Israel came to the other side of the sea, Moses lifted his hand again, the wind withdrew, the sea came together and all the enemies of the children of Israel drown in one day.
Whenever the Holy Spirit blows as a wind, as He is about to do tonight, all generational enemies wii vanish in a single moment.
And so I am believing God for all of you who are here, and those of you who are listening to us from all over the world, that when the Holy Spirit moves tonight, suddenly the enemies you have seen up till this moment, you will see them no more forever.
When the Holy Spirit blew as a wind, the testimonies of the children of Israel became complete; they were set free before; now the enemy was pursuing them to bring them back into slavery but when that wind blew, suddenly their testimonies became complete.
And I am saying to someone here tonight, before the sun rises tomorrow, your testimony will become complete.
In Ezekiel 37 v 1-10 the wind of the Holy Spirit blew again and dry bones came back to life.
Whenever the wind of the Holy Spirit blows the irreversible becomes reversed.
And so I am believing God for someone here today, that all the blessings you have lost, all the opportunities you have lost, all the breakthroughs you have lost, all the glories you have lost shall be restored fully tonight in Jesus name.
Father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said your life is symbolic of unfinished project: He said I should tell you when the wind blows tonight, everything concerning you shall be fully perfected.
Thank you Daddy, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said you will understand; He said the boils are gone and you can check to be sure.
The healing power of God is already working mightily in our midst; I might not be able to mention all of them because they are rushing in.
But there is a particular person here, the Lord says it is as if a red hot needle pinches you all over the body that even sitting down now is as if you are sitting on those needles, the Lord says He has taken away the needles.
I was talking in 2Kings 2 v 19 -22 after the wind blew, the opportunity that the people of Jericho thought they had lost forever, was completely restored to them. In the same 2 King 2 v 9-15 when the wind blew for Elisha, that very day, he entered into his destiny.
And I am prophesying to someone here tonight, that the plan of God for your life will begin to find fulfillment from now on in Jesus name.
The Lord said there is somewhere tonight; He said you have alternated regularly from abundance to lack, from lack to abundance, abundance to lack. The Lord asked me to tell you tonight, ‘I will give you a breakthrough that will last for a long time’.
We want to look at the Holy Spirit as fire, in Judges 15 but the Lord is still speaking.
Thank you Daddy. The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said: long after those who are blocking your way are gone you will still be flying high.
Judges 15 v 14-15 the relatives of Samson brought him bound and handed him over to the enemy.
As far as the relatives were concerned, an end had come for Samson.
As far as the enemies were concerned, an end as come for Samson but the Holy Spirit came down as fire and the ropes binding Samson were burnt by fire and he grabbed the jaw bone of an ass and destroyed those who would have destroyed him.
When the Holy Spirit operates as fire what he does is that those who want to truncate your destiny, he has a way of turning them to fuel.
So that he can burn them up; so that you can continue with your destiny.
And I am prophesying tonight under the unction of the mighty Holy Spirit: everyone trying to truncate your destiny, they won’t see next month.
In 1 King 18 v 36-38 we see the Holy Spirit again manifesting as fire, Elijah prepared an altar…
Thank you my father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said your desert experience ends tonight.
I think we better let Him do the talking, it is the Holy Spirit’s program: so He can have His way,
Because, He is saying that there is someone here tonight; when your detractors see what I’m about to do for you, they will hide their heads in shame.
We were talking about Elijah, he prepared an altar; he put a bullock on it and cried to God: he said hear me oh God, hear me; answer me by fire so they will know you are the one who sent me.
And the fire fell, consumed the offering, consumed the wood, consumed stones, consumed the soil and even licked up water.
Now you should know already that the kind of fire that will eat up stones and lick up water is not an ordinary fire.
Now when the Holy Spirit is moving as Fire, He does so many things; I don’t have the time to do so many things, I don’t have the time to give you all of them.
It doesn’t matter, your testimony will show but when the Holy Spirit is moving by fire He has a way of drying up your tears, He enjoys drinking up water; He likes to wipe tears away from your eyes.
So I am telling someone here tonight, this is the last time you will ever weep for sorrow.
But then specifically whenever the Holy Spirit operates as Fire, it is a sign that your prayers have been answered.
The bible tells us that we don’t even know how to pray as we ought but the Holy Spirit helps us to pray.
Thank you Lord, Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said when your next breakthrough comes, your shout will be; this is worth waiting for.
In Mark 2 v 1-41 you will see that when the Holy Spirit functions as Fire, He has a way of turning the potential in a man to reality.
You see, Jesus has told Peter, I will turn you to a fisher of men. Jesus said so three years earlier, but he didn’t win any soul: but when the Holy Spirit came down like fire and sat upon that man, he preached a single sermon and he won three thousand souls.
You see, there are some of you here, it might not be everybody, there’s something within you, saying
‘I am meant to be more than this, I am created for greatness, I’m not created to be small’
But then, even though you know it, circumstances seem to be saying, ‘no you are small and you will remain small’
But as the Lord lives, when the Holy Spirit begins to move tonight, that which God wants you to be, you will become in Jesus name.
Very quickly let’s look at the Holy Spirit as OIL in, Act 10 v38 that we studied yesterday night, the Bible says: How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power.
In other words, the Holy Spirit can act as Oil for anointing.
And the moment God anointed Jesus Christ with the Holy Ghost and with power; the Bible says He went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil.
One of the things that the Holy Ghost does when He’s operating as Oil is that He turns an ordinary man to somebody who can perform miracles.
Like Peter for example, an ordinary fisherman but when the Holy Spirit came upon him, his shadow began to heal the sick.
I want to appeal to you tonight, don’t write yourself off, and please stop believing that you are not going to do wonders for God.
Because those of you who are old, you will remember one of the promises God made to me is that those who are members of the Redeemed Christian church of God, a day will come whenever you stumble on somebody, that fellow will receive a miracle.
God said so and it is going to come to past.
Now you want to ask me, when?
Can you answer the question?
Let me hear your answer very well!
Because when the Holy Spirit begins to act as Oil, He empowers you to go about doing good; to begin to heal, to begin to set the captives free.
Many of you heard the testimony here of one of you, just one of you; not a pastor, not the General Overseer, that they told her ‘come to the hospital quickly your daughter is about to deliver and there Is a crises’; by the time she arrived a set of twin had been brought out of the daughter: and both of them were dead, and the daughter herself was gone; and she said no problem, I have a bottle of oil here that have been anointed at the camp, so she told the doctor ‘please can I attend to the children?’
The doctor said ‘they are already dead, whatever you want to do go ahead and do’ but in dying, the children died with their mouth opened.
So she dropped a little bit of oil in the mouth of the second and said don’t waste my time come back, come back! Minutes later, the first baby began to cry, the second began to cry; and she said ‘please, may I attend to their mother?’
She said to the mother ‘common this is a dress I brought from the camp come on, come back to life’
Ordinary member; brought three people back from the dead in a single day.
I prophesy to someone here today your testimony will beat that one.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said ‘I have shown you before that I am the Almighty God’ He said ‘I will do so again’.
I want to thank God for this one. If this is the only one He says tonight that is enough for me.
God has just said, He said ‘son, greatness is in grace’.
He said in a country the Head of State is considered the greatest man but when presidents gather, some presidents sit at the back some sit at the front.
The Lord asked me to tell someone here tonight, ‘when the greatest gather together you will be in the fore front’.
The Lord asked me to tell someone here tonight, He said you will not bed wet again.
The Lord said there is a woman here who said “everything you are saying is good, all I want is that next year I want to come with my child”. The Lord asked me to tell you ‘get ready for a set of twins’
1Samuel 16 v 11-13, Samuel has gone into the house of Jesse to anoint a King and when he got there, Jesse brought out his big boys, and God says ‘I am not choosing any of these’.
So finally, Samuel asked ‘are these all your children?’
Daddy says there is someone here; you know the enemies are trying a new method to attack you, He asked me to tell you ‘I will use a new method to stop them’.
Daddy says, they have told you that you are going to die in sorrow, He said but I should tell you ‘those who prepare the garments of sorrow shall wear them’.
So Samuel asked Jesse, are these all your boys? He said there remain only one man but he is not the kind of person you will make a king.
He was so reluctant to talk about David; so reluctant that the man of God said we won’t sit down until you bring that boy.
So they brought David and the man of God poured oil on his head and in an instant, the one who have been forgotten, became a king.
I have good news for someone here tonight: all those who have pushed you to the background will come and bow before you.
I think I better get out of the way I can feel the wind already blowing, I have only one appeal before I get out of here: you see, the Holy spirit is a very great friend, when He is blowing in your favor, things just will be happening in a miraculous way.
But if he is blowing against you, you can ask Jonah what happened.
Therefore if for any reason whatsoever, maybe you have not yet made up your mind to surrender your life to Jesus when they made the first altar call or you came late, but now you have heard what I have just said and you don’t want the Holy Ghost to blow against you.
You want Him to begin to blow in your favor; please surrender your life to Jesus.
It is very important because what is about to happen here tonight has never happened before and it is something you don’t want to miss.
Even though I can feel the power of God already moving mightily, I will spare you two minutes; if you haven’t given your life to Jesus Christ and you want to do so tonight, you are to go to the altar nearest to you.
If you look around I think there are about seventy different altars in the entire congregation; go to the nearest one to you, I will pray for your salvation in a moment and the Lord will save your soul.
As you come, talk to Jesus to have mercy on you and save your soul; tell him you don’t want to be the enemy of the Holy Spirit anymore: I want to surrender my life to God; I want to serve him, save my soul, forgive my sins and I will serve you for the rest of my life.
Brethren help me to intercede for the souls of these people; stretch your hands towards them, that God will save their souls; that He will forgive them their sins; that He will wash them clean in His blood. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Savior I just want to thank you for your word, and I want to thank you for all those who are standing before your altars all over this place.
Please receive them all in Jesus name. Save their souls in Jesus name, let your blood was away their sins in Jesus name.
Please write their names in the book of life in Jesus name.
And when the wind of the Holy Spirit begins to blow tonight, let it blow in their favor in Jesus name. And let them serve you for the rest of their lives in Jesus name.
Thank you Almighty God in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen
Now please all of you before the various altars there are counselors around you; they need your name, your address and your prayer requests and I promise you I will be praying for you.
They will give you a card that you will fill very quickly. Congratulations!
Now the rest of us, I want you to write down the following prayer points:
1. Praise God that you are here tonight and you are life, praise Him for life, praise Him that youare able to listen to this message tonight.
2. Father, every door that have been shut against me, force them open tonight.
3. Father, if there be any curse still left in my family, cancel such curses tonight.
4. Father, before the end of this month, make my testimonies complete
5. Father, every good thing that I have lost please restore them to me tonight.
6. Father, any force trying to truncate my destiny, wipe it out tonight.
7. Father, that which you planned for me to become, let me begin to become it from tonight.
While you are seated for a few minutes while we allow the people here to get back to their seats, begin to discuss those points, begin to pray with all your heart.
That you are seating down doesn’t mean that you are praying silently it just means you are seating down… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Please pay a very close attention now, if you pay attention to the text we read: it says when the days of Pentecost was fully come, they were in one accord in one place.
And suddenlly! When God wants to change the life of a man, He does it suddenly. In the next minutes, certain things are bound to happen in your life.
And I beg you in the name of the Almighty God follow my instructions carefully.
I’m sure by now you know I don’t do anything without His direction.
There are three prayers that you are about to pray: I will tell you one after the other.
The Lord asked me to make three flags; He said on the first flag, I’m to draw a dove; representing the Holy Spirit and out of its mouth is coming a wind.
He said I’m to lift up that flag for you.
When I do that, you are going to pray a prayer that will simply say Father, let the wind of your Holy Spirit blow me to a higher level.
Then we will come to the second thing that He said I should do.
The second flag, I’m to draw on it a dove and out of its mouth is coming fire; when I lift it up for you, you are to pray a prayer: Father, let the fire of your Holy Spirit fall and release me into my destiny.
Then we come to the third one, where He said I should draw a dove and out of its mouth is oil flowing.
When I lift it up to you, you will pray your third prayer: Father, let the oil of your oil spirit fall afresh on me and accelerate my promotion.
Three prayers and you can see they are serious ones.
It will be in your own interest that you approach the next 15 minutes with the faith of a child and if you are watching at home, during this next 15minutes be on your feet and pray along with us.
As the Lord lives you will testify.
Now in the next 5minutes anything else you want from God ask Him now….
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
In the Name that is above every other name, tonight, for all of you the wind will blow.
Where there is no way before God will create a way for you; the wind of the Holy spirit will blow you to a higher level; the enemies you have seen up till tonight, you will never see them again: the wind will blow sickness out of your way, the wind will blow demons out of your way and every opportunity you have lost, the wind will blow them back to you.
Tonight that consuming fire of God, will consume every hindrance out of your way in Jesus name, you will enter into your destiny tonight in Jesus name.
Now the oil of the Holy Spirit will fall on you afresh in Jesus name, from now, when you take one step.
The Almighty God will translate it to one thousand steps, He will accelerate your promotion; and beginning from now when you knock at one door seven will be open unto you.
You will never forget tonight because from now on your joy will begin to overflow.
So shall it be and you too you will serve the Lord you; will perform miracle for God.
In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
THE KEY OF DAVID
5th of September, 2014
Well, lift your voices to the Almighty, and bless His holy name, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration.
Bless the King of kings, bless the Lord of lords, He is the Ancient of days, give Him all the glory for yet another month.
Praise Him for all He has done for you particularly since the beginning of the year.
Praise Him, magnify Him, for what He did for us last month, worship the Ancient of days, give Him glory, give Him honor and give Him adoration.
Bless the name of the Lord, blessed the name of the Lord.
Give Him all the adoration, for His goodness, for His mercies, for His faithfulness, for His protection, give Him glory, give Him honor, thank Him for mercy.
For peace; peace in your body, peace in your soul, peace in your soul, peace in your spirit, peace in your place of work.
Bless His holy name, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be praised.
All the glory, all the honor, all the adoration. Because there is no one like Him.
Thank you Lord for what you did last month, thank you for what you did during your convention, thank you Lord for what you have done even since then, glory be to your name for ever and ever.
You are worthy to be praised, you are, oh Lord! Glory be to your holy name.
Ancient of days, glory be to your name, Unchangeable Changer, thank you for your mercy that is renewed every day, thank you because great is thy faithfulness, thank you for salvation of souls, thank you for miracles of healing, miracles of deliverance, miracles provision, miracles of victory, miracles of joy.
Thank you Lord Almighty for the barren that became fruitful, thank you for looking after our children, thank you for taking care of our youth.
May your name be glorified forever more, may your name be glorified forever more.
Thank you my Father, thank you my king, thank you my Lord. Be glorified forever.in Jesus mighty name we have given thanks.
I want you to lift your voices to the Almighty and say Father, the demon called Ebola, destroy it permanently…. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I don’t know about you, but I know I need the mercy of God, so if you need the mercy of God as I do, cry unto Him and say Father, have mercy on me, have mercy on my family, have mercy on your Church, have mercy on Nigeria….
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Magnify Him, Magnify Him
Magnify Him Christ the Lord amen,
Magnify Him, Magnify Him
Magnify Him Christ the Lord amen,
Rock of Ages, Alpha and Omega, the Ancient of days, the
One who has no beginning, the One who has no ending, the One who was before the mountain were brought forth, the One who speak and it is done, the Unchangeable Lord, the Alpha and the Omega, the One who is called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of peace, the One who can make the barren fruitful, the One who can shut and no man can open, the One who will say come and it will come, the One who will say go and it will go, the Almighty God glory be to your holy name.
Thank you for last month, thank you for your convention, thank you for salvation of souls, thank you for healing, thank you for deliverance, thank you for mighty testimonies, accept our thanks in Jesus name.
Tonight Father, we your children are in one accord, this time around destroy Ebola completely.
Not only in Nigeria but all over the world, this demon called Ebola, destroy it in Jesus name, silence it once and for all in Jesus name.
Father you are the One who destroys smallpox, you are are still on your throne.
And tonight for young and old, for men and woman, for those who are here, for those who are watching by television, by radio, by internet, please have mercy on all of us, have mercy on our families, have mercy on your Church, have mercy on our nation, please Lord have mercy.
Tonight, please save soul, heal the sick, set the captives free and please make the barren fruitful.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let someone shout halleluiah!
The Lord will surprise you pleasantly tonight. 22.07
Tonight in the mighty name of Jesus, will be a night to remember.
Revelation 3 v 7-8 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth and no man shutteth and shutteth and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength and hast kept my word and hast not denied my name.
Behold, I have set before thee an open door and no man shut it. Tell your neighbor, the door that God has open for me, no man can shut it.
I am taking about the KEYS OF DAVID, I preached a sermon on Monday for those who came for divine encounter, I want to encourage you to get that tape.
You see every great man has a secret, when you see somebody who is extremely successful, if you get close to him, you will discover he has a secret; something he knows that you don’t know.
KFC as you know very well is the outcome of a secret that a man discovered concerning how to fry chicken.
Everybody had been frying chicken before, but suddenly he discovered something, a way of frying Chicken that all of a sudden his name became known throughout the world.
The secret that will lead you to the top may God reveal it to you tonight.
What I told those who came on Monday is the secret of David, the secret that moved him from zero to hero, from somebody who was forgotten, somebody whose parent
thought he will never amount to anybody, the one who nobody will present when they are looking for king, who later became the father of the King of kings.
That boy has a secret; the secret is in Psalm 34 v 1 He said I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth. He had a secret! Listen to the rest of the tape.
The secret of David; praise,
The secret of Solomon; worship,
The secret of Elisha; instant obedience and on and on.
Every great man has a secret and that secret is called the key.
The key is a very small instrument with extraordinary power and influence, the one who has the key to the car controls speed.
The car could be there, brand new, strong, Mercedes X class or even Rolls Royce phantom, it will be there full of fuel, brand new engine, and until the man with the key comes it will become useless object, the man with the key to the car controls speed.
Thank God Jesus Christ has the key to accelerated promotion.
In Act 3 v 1-8 a man who has been seating down on one spot for forty years, came in contact with some people who have been with Jesus, they said unto him, silver and gold have we none but what we have, we give unto you, in the name of Jesus rise up and walk.
And the man who have been on one spot for forty years, suddenly got up; he was walking and leaping and praising God.
Somebody is going to have accelerated promotion today and that will be the fellow who shout the name of Jesus the loudest.
We haven’t even started, but Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said I have replaced damaged womb before, I will do it again.
The one who has the key to the house controls accommodation.
Some years ago in America I went to preach in one of our churches, when we finished preaching they said they will be entertaining me in the house of a pastor.
So they got me into the car, the man who has the key to the car, moved me speedily to the house, we got to the house to discover that the one who had the key to the house,is not around.
The house was there, we were outside because the one who has the key to the house controls accommodation.
Thank God that Jesus controls accommodation.
In John 14 v 1-3 He said in my Father’s house there are many mansions, He said if it were not so I will have told you, He said I am going to prepare a place for you. I am going to prepare your accommodation, He said when I have finished preparing I will come for you and take you in.
And I am believing God for someone who is having problem paying his rent right now, in the New Year you will be a landlord.
He has done it before, he will do it again, if you can just shout that name Jesus.
Finally the one who has the key to the house arrived, we
enter the house of the pastor and then we discovered that the one who has the key to the pantry is yet to arrive.
The one who has the key to the kitchen controls food.
So where we were sitting, there is food in the house, but we couldn’t reach the food because of one little instrument called key.
Thank God Jesus has the key to provision, because He said in John 6 v 48 He said I am the bread of life.
And I want to decree to someone here tonight, that for the rest of your life, you will not know hunger again.
My wife was telling me not too long ago maybe I should stop telling the story. It is a story of divine provision, a story of how God can provide supernaturally.
I have told the story before, I want to tell it again, because God is going to use that story to meet the need of someone here tonight.
I said I had an uncle, he has gone to be with the Lord now. He was generous but he was poor, I was staying with him; both of us were hungry because he had nothing,it is what he had that he can give me.
Since he wasn’t eating, I was hungry too. The two of us were setting together looking at each other, paralyzed by hunger and all of a sudden one young girl came in carrying a basin with pounded yam and chicken stew, and said my sister said I should go and give this to you.
She was looking at my uncle, and my uncle was looking at the girl. The girl described the lady, my uncle said “I don’t know your sister” but the girl said “she asked me to bring the food to you”.
So she put down the food. And in Yoruba land, when you have nothing to give, you will say your gift will come next time, so the girl left.
And as soon as the girl stepped out of the house, we descended on the pounded yam, we were just breaking the bones of the chicken when the girl returned and said I am sorry I came to the wrong address.
The blessing that did not belong to you originally shall be diverted to you in Jesus name.
If only you can shout that name: Jesus.
The one who has the key to the generator controls power.
I won’t mention the name of the university, but there was a time I used to go to one particular University every month, and I will get there I will begin to wait for them, after some time somebody will come and say oh you have come?
I will say oh yes I have come, and then they will look for somebody with the key to open the chapel, after that they will begin to look for the man with the key to the generator, and until we get the man with the key to the generator, no power no light.
But thank God Jesus has the key to the generator, because in Mathew 3 v 11 the Bible says He shall baptize you with Holy Ghost and with fire.
I am praying for someone here today, by the time you are leaving in the morning, you will be full with the power of the Holy Spirit, if only you can shout that name Jesus.
So a key, as small as it is, it is the only one that can grant you access; access into the car which is for
speed, access to the house for accommodation, access to the kitchen for provision, access to the generator which is for power.
So the full meaning of John 14 v 6 when Jesus Christ said I am the way, The Truth and the Life, no man come to the Father except by Me, He is saying I am the One who grants you access,
And so tonight, it is important to take note of what Jesus Christ said when He said I have the key of David.
He has the key to healing 1 Peter 2 v 24 says by His stripes ye were healed.
Whether you believe it or not, Jesus gets excited when he hears the doctor saying; there is nothing more we can do.
Because then when He does what He alone can do nobody will share his glory.
Permit me to prophecy tonight to anyone here that doctors have told that there is nothing more we can do, in the Name that is above every other names, the doctors shall be surprised.
Because He says when I open, no man can shut. So when He decides to heal you it doesn’t matter the opinion of anybody.
And don’t misunderstand me, I thank the Almighty God for doctors, I have many of them as my children, wonderful people and may the Almighty God continue to bless all doctors.
Fantastic people, I can hardly imagine what the world will be without the doctors, but they have their limits, they get to a stage when they will say sorry but there is nothing more we can do.
There are even occasion when they will say “we don’t even know what is wrong with you, if we know what is wrong with you then we might be able to think of what to do, but we don’t even know.
Thank God there is somebody in heaven who knows all things, somebody who has no limit, somebody whose name is Jesus.
In Mark 2 v 1-12 they brought in a man who was paralyzed from neck downwards, there is nothing the doctor can do for him.
Jesus took a look at him and said alright boy, your problems are over now, and the people there began to murmur but Jesus had already decided, so let them murmur.
While they were murmuring, He said to the boy, get up and go home.
And he got up, picked up his bed and he went home.
I decree tonight in the Name of the one who sent me, every one of you who came here sick tonight, you will go home well in Jesus name.
In Mark 5 v 25-34 the Bible tells us about the woman with the issue of blood, doctors have failed her, not that they didn’t try, they tried but they couldn’t handle the problem.
Because the problem with the woman wasn’t actually physical, it was something deeper, but just one little contact with the Lord Jesus Christ and the issue of blood ended.
It doesn’t matter what your report may read, the report is as known to man.
Every reports that leave out the Almightiness of God is not a conclusive report.
In an instance this woman who has suffered many things from many years from many physician, rather than getting better she grew worse.
She was made completely whole, that God, has not changed.
In 2 Kings 5 v 1-14 the Bible tells us the story of Neman, powerful man, famous man, successful man, popular man but he was a leper.
He had an incurable disease and then the day came when the Almighty God decided to open the door to his healing.
Do you know that several forces worked against him that day; a girl testified about the power of God in Israel and then instead coming to the prophet of God, he went to the king.
Kings have their power but there is a different between a king and a prophet.
And then he finally came to the Prophet and the prophet said; go and wash, and he got angry.
Can you imagine an angry leper, but because God has made up his mind.
I pray for someone here tonight, before this night is over the door to your healing shall be opened.
I can tell you a story, one young man came to us, he said his wife had run mad and according to Yoruba beliefs if somebody is mad but hasn’t come out yet into public, they say there is cure, but this particular wife had gone naked all the way to the market.
According to Yoruba belief that fellow is going to die mad.
So they bundled her, took her to one herbalist somewhere, that one tried and nothing happened.
Somebody informed us and we went to see the woman, we prayed a simple prayer and left.
And then they contacted the husband and said this man came and prayed for only two minutes.
Two minutes prayer for this kind of problem!
So they decided that we better take her to the physciatrist hospital, so they took her to the physciatrist hospital.
But as the Almighty God will have it, the professor said let us observe this lady before we know what type of drugs to apply.
After two weeks, they sent for the husband, if you say there is something wrong with this woman, there must be something wrong with you.
No drug, nothing, two minutes prayer, because God has decided to heal her.
I say to someone here today the door to your healing will be opened tonight.
Jesus has the key to success, to prosperity, just one word from Him and failure will change to success.
Luke 5 v 1-7 Peter had fished all night, he caught nothing, Jesus said do this; lunch into the deep throw your net.
Peter argued, he gave reasons why he could not succeed, but Jesus has decided to open the door to success.
You know the rest of the story, he caught so much fish two boats were sinking. T
he Bible said something in Isiah 30 v 21 and I believe that passage is for somebody here tonight, the Bible said you will hear a word behind you saying:
“This is the way”
Just a word from the Lord Jesus Christ and all the years of struggling suddenly will end.
All you need to succeed in life is just an idea, one single idea.
In Genesis 30 v 26-43 God gave just one idea to Jacob; whenever an animal is pregnant do the following to a piece of wood place it before the animal when he come to drink, by the time the baby come it is going to look like the piece of wood.
One idea, and before long this man who came to the land empty handed became extremely wealthy.
You know I have always tell people, if you do what God said in Malachi 3 v 10 were He said you bring all the tithes into my house, I will open the windows of heaven and drop you a blessing, he didn’t say two, just one idea from the most high God, that suddenly there will be no room to contain your blessings.
I pray for someone here today that idea that will turn you to an overflowing success, receive it tonight in Jesus name.
Just one idea, i mean 2King 4 v 1-7 the widow of the son of the Prophet had been poor and heavily indebted for years, when the creditors came and said if you don’t pay by tomorrow we will sell your son, she ran to the man of
God and the man of God gave her a key that will open the door to her overflowing abundance.
It doesn’t matter what the creditors are saying, it doesn’t matter the treats coming right, left and center, if God decides to open the door to your blessing, just one simple direction from the most high God and things will change completely.
May that be your portion in Jesus name.
When the Almighty God decides to open your door to breakthrough, nobody can shut the door.
If he says your day of breakthrough has come and I know for someone here tonight, that day has come, all the labors of the past will suddenly become rewarded.
I can give you several example 2king 7 v 1-11 a city has been besiege by the enemy.
Thank you Father, the Lord said even as I mention the word besiege, there is someone here tonight that the siege against you is over.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said this is an order from the Most High God, that from tonight; you are no longer permitted to stay in the valley.
2 King 7 v 1-11 A city has been besiege by the enemy, things got so bad women began to eat their children and the man of God spoke a word, that within twenty four hours, food will become absolutely surplus.
And then there was a professor of economics, the minister of provision to the king who said ‘can this things be?’
But God has decided to open the door, when He opens no professor can shut.
In the Name that is above any other name, your breakthrough will come tonight.
In John 5 v 2-9 one man has been sick for thirty eight years, sitting down by the pool of Bethsaida, but the day came when the Almighty God said;
“alright, enough is enough”.
And He decided to open the door to his healing, to his breakthrough.
He has failed thirty eight times, he had been defeated thirty eight times, he has been sad thirty eight times.
He had almost lost hope completely, he had been stagnant for thirty eight years.
The day the Almighty God came to him and said to him,
“will you be made whole?”
By the time God was saying that, He had decided to open the door to the breakthrough for this man.
The man began to tell stories.
I know there are some of you here, you have been coming to the Holy Ghost Service, before crying to God for the fruit of the womb, you have come to Shiloh hour, you have come to every meeting, nothing had happened.
I know some of you are already saying thank you daddy,but I am not here because of healing, I am not here because of prosperity, I am here because of the fruit of the womb.
Good, that is where I am going, Jesus has the key.
He says when I open, no man can shut and when I shut no man can open.
In Genesis 29 v 31, I suddenly discovered that a very beautiful lady that Jacob loved just couldn’t produce any child.
The sister; the same father, the same mother was producing children like rabbit.
But this one, nothing, why?
Because God is the One who decided to shut her womb.
me a child or I die.
he woman cried to the husband; give me a child or I die.
The husband said the key to the womb is not in my hand, God has shut your womb I can’t open it but then when the time came, God decided to remember her.
God will remember somebody here tonight. And the womb that t has been shut shall be open in Jesus name.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said very soon your doctor will say we don’t understand but you have a brand new body.
In Genesis 18 v 9-14 when God decided to open the womb of Sarah, her doubt, her unbelief, her age, the age of the husband all combined could not shut the door because God said, Sarah you are going to have a son and He said you will have it within nine month.
Sarah laughed, she laughed in mockery, she laughed as if to say to God ‘what kind of joke is this?’,
But God has already open the door and once the door is open, it was opened.
Nine months later, she was rejoicing.
I am believing God that there is someone here tonight that by next year convention, your baby will be two
You know the story in 1 Samuel 1 v 1 -21 that is the story of Hannah, the Bible says the other wife, the adversary mocked her, tormented her, and used every opportunity available to show her she is barren.
‘You are just here eating my husband food, producing nothing for him’.
But when her day came, the mockers was silenced.
In the Name that is above every other names, those who are mocking you now will soon bow before your Lord.
Even the prophet, when he saw Hannah praying, thought she was drunk.
The prophet misunderstood her, but that didn’t stop God, but God has decided the time.
I want to encourage those of you who are here tonight, trusting God for the fruit of the womb, every report that says you are going to die barren is cancelled in Jesus name.
I can give you several example, I have seen God at work, I know Him, I mean some of you probably remembered the testimony of a woman, after all kinds of test, the professor of genecology called her and took something like a balloon and put it very close to fire so that the thing stuck together.
Gum together and said to the woman, do you see this thing?
The woman said yes, he said that is how your womb is, gummed together, nothing can grow in it, because it can’t even open up, it is gummed together.
The woman said would you please write down the report,
the doctor wrote down the report and gave it to her. And she came, we were in the Auditorium by the road, took the report and laid it before the Almighty God and said this is what the doctor said, what do you say?
Nine months later, her baby was crying.
Every report that is contrary to the will of God for your life is cancelled tonight in Jesus name.
If He opens, no man can shut. Now if man shut, God can open, if it is man that shut the door, the Almighty God can open it.
The Lord is saying there is someone here tonight in particular, He said your future will no longer be controlled by those who hate you.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight He said the cry of your heart is Lord, for how long will I toil without reward? The Lord asked me to tell whoever you are, your days of toiling are over.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said the enemy knocked you down, He said but I will allow you to bounce up higher than before.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said your life used to be full of testimonies, He said they will be again.
I said if man shut the door, then God can opened it, and I was mentioning Joshua 6, the children of Jericho build a wall so high, so wide, that there was no way the children of Israel can continue on their journey, the door was shut.
But the Almighty God came down and spoke to Joshua and said all you want to do, is to do the following and the door that has been shut against you, I will open.
You know the rest of the story, by the time we got to verse 20 and children of Israel shouted hallelujah, the wall that was built came down and that wall stayed down.
In the Name that is above every other names, every wall against your fruitfulness shall be destroyed tonight.
And maybe you may want to do what the children of Israel did, all they did was to shout one big halleluiah!
And if man open his mouth to say impossible, the Almighty God can shut the mouth of lions.
In Daniel 3 Nebuchadnezzar said to Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego, he said who is that God that can deliver you out of my hand?
Where is that God coming from?
Before the day was out, the same Nebuchadnezzar said there is no God like the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.
If there is anyone here tonight that somebody had told you, stop wasting your time, stop praying, don’t let people like Adeboye deceive you, you can never have a child, nine month from now God will shut their mouth.
You know the testimony, am just sharing it for those who are probably coming for the first time.
One of my daughters she may be somewhere in the crowd was barren, she has been going up and down, after some time the relative called the husband aside and said stop worrying yourself, your wife will never have a child, we have already taking her womb, that is what they told the husband.
And then during one of the programs several years ago, the Almighty God said they have told you, you can never
have a child; you are going to have a set of twins.
And the girl jumped and said glory be to God that must be me.
That month she became pregnant.
Even the doctor said it is not possible, after some time the doctors examined her again and said well I don’t understand but there is a baby in your womb, I can see a baby.
The girl said to the doctor, God didn’t say one, God said twins.
The doctor said even the one we see we are not even sure yet.
Well come back later.
She went back and the doctor said well, there are two here!
And the day came for delivery and because they were quietly well to do, and they don’t want to take any risk they went abroad for the delivery.
And the husband said I don’t want the case of the baby dying during labor, will you just bring out the baby yourself.
So they put the girl to sleep and perform an operation and brought out the twins, when the girl recovered she saw everybody looking at her as if she is somebody coming from the Mars.
She said what is the problem?
‘Where are my children?’
They said there is nothing wrong with your children, they are fine.
Then why are you looking at me like this?
They said wait for the doctor.
The doctor came and said
“I have perform about three thousand operations, this is the first time that I will brought out a set of twins and there is no womb”.
No womb and God brought out a set of twins where there is no womb.
When we are talking about God, please let’s put science apart, when we are talking about God, stop thinking about how your brain can explain the thing.
You can never explain the One who said let there be light and there was light, you can never explain the One who threw the world into space, you can never explain the One who brought water out of the rock, you can never explain the One who brought blood to bones and flesh, you can’t explain God.
And what he is about to do for you tonight nobody will be able to explain it.
The Almighty God said there is someone here tonight, He said from now on every gate will lift up its head for you.
Thank you my father, this one is for me, I know it is going to be a good night
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said in your life I will reveal my glory again and again.
Now Jesus has the key of David but then he has given to us a key that we call the master key, the key that can open a car, open a house, open the Kitchen, open the generator, open the door to healing, open the door to
breakthroughs, open the door to victory, open the door to everything.
Those of you will remember when we had a congress on the master key years ago; I told you what that key is, I said for every car there is a master key that can open all cars, if you go to an hotel they have what they call the master key that can open every door of every room. But the master key of the car cannot open the door of a house, but there is a master key that can open every door and you know what that master key is that God has given us? It is holiness, just one word.
Somebody asked me he said, why are you always talking about holiness?
Another fellow said why are you so particular about living holy? And I told him and I said initially, I was living holy because I was afraid of God; I don’t want to sin, I don’t want him to be angry with me, because it is a fool who will not be afraid of the consuming fire.
The elders says no matter how mad a dog is, when it sees fire, he will back off.
I said but for several year, I leave holy because I enjoy it. He said what do you mean about that?
I said the day I discovered that holiness is the master key, I made up my mind, I am not going to lose this key.
Because what is holiness? Holiness means obey God, Obey him completely Exodus 15 v 26 made it clear, if you hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God to observe and to do all that I command you this day, I will bring no sickness or disease upon you for I am the Lord that heals you.
Be holy and you will enjoy divine health, holiness is the master key to wealth. Deuteronomy 28 v
1-2 if you will hearken diligently to the voice of your Lord your God, to observe and to do all that he commands you this day, then blessing shall come upon you and over take you.
Be holy and you will be running from blessing because they are too many and the blessing will be pursuing you.
Holiness is the master key to victory the same Deuteronomy 28 v7 provided you satisfied verse 1 and you are living holy, God will cause the enemy that are rise up against you to be smitten before your face.
They will come against you in one way, they will flee before you in seven ways. He said you won’t have to fight. Be holy and watch God demolishing your enemies.
Holiness is the master key to breakthrough, Deuteronomy 8 v 12 that is where the Almighty God said he will open unto you the treasures of heaven, that you will never borrow but you will be lending to nations.
Holiness is the master key to fruitfulness, Deuteronomy 28 v 11 it says the Almighty God will bless the seed of your body, even your animals will be producing like nobody’s business.
Holiness is the master key to promotion, accelerated and permanent. Deuteronomy 28 v 13 he said you shall be head and not tail, above only and not beneath, that is the master key.
And of course holiness is the master key to heaven, Hebrew 12 v 14 the word of God is clear, He said without holiness no man shall see God.
It doesn’t matter how much we pray, if the fellow we are praying for is not holy, there will be no answer.
Because the bible is so clear, Isaiah 59 v 1-2, it said
is the hand of the Lord not shorten that he cannot save, neither his is ear heavy that he cannot hear, he said but sin, transgression have come between you and your God that He won’t hear.
I have said it before several time you pray for someone who is sick, you do everything you know how to do and the fellow goes ahead and dies.
And I said God what is happening?
Everything you asked me to do I did; fast I fasted, pray I prayed, bind I bound, loose I lose.
And God will say son you don’t know all the story. In other word there is something in the life of the fellow that is hindering your prayers.
I tell you just one more story and then we pray.
Some of you heard a story about a chief, extremely wealthy chief and he is a friend to a traditional ruler who happen to be one of my sons and the chief became sick and the traditional ruler said please he is my friend I don’t want him to die.
I said no problem we will go and pray for him. I got there and said “sir, are you a child of God, are you a Christian?”
He said “oh yes”.
“You’ve surrender your life to Jesus?”
He said “completely”.
In that case the matter should be easy.
So we prayed.
I went back a week later to go and check and I found that he was still sick.
So I felt well, maybe this one require a very important attention and I have two prayer partners then.
So I called the two of them and say you are going to do a very special job for me; you are going to go to the house of this chief; you are going to be there for seven days and seven night, you are going to fast and pray.
You must not eat there, the water you will drink take it from home, yes sir.
Pray that God will heal him and they went after seven days they came back, how is he?
We can’t see any change yet.
So I went and I saw him, so I made up my mind that this one is going to require my own special attention; so I decided to fast for twenty one days and nights, just for this fellow.
It was at that stage God spoke to me and said son, if you want to want to fast it is good for you but not because of this fellow because he is going to die.
He is a Christian, he is your child, and the Lord said ask him the following questions; and I began to write down the questions; one, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
I went to him and question that every Christian will say of course, of course.
I said sir I was praying for you, God told me to ask the following questions; these are the question.
You know what he said? He said don’t come here again!
You don’t know all the answers!
I beg all of you who are here tonight because let me tell you the truth, the power of God is here tonight like never before, don’t miss this opportunity, stay away completely from sin from now on, withdraw from sin, begin a life of holiness and see the Almighty God at work.
And if you are here and you have not even given your life to Jesus Christ, you have not surrender your life to Him, you said you are going to church, you call yourself Christian but you are still committing sin, you have an opportunity to come and surrender your life to Jesus now.
Let his blood wash away your sin and then you will see what the Almighty God can do,
So, if you are here and you have not given your life to Jesus Christ, I am going to count from one to fifteen for the sake of those of you who are very far away, before I say fifteen come and stand before me here so we can pray for your salvation and then the Almighty God will do what He alone can do.
So I am counting now ……
As you come begin to pray, calling on the Almighty God to have mercy on you, to save your soul, to forgive all your sins, to give you a brand new beginning.
Pray as you come; ask God to please be merciful, to forgive your sin, to wash you clean, to save your soul, to give you a brand new beginning.
Promise Him that from now on you will serve Him.
And please the rest of us lets stretch our hands towards these people and pray for them and intercede for every one of them; that God will save their souls today, that he will have mercy on them, that he will wash them clean in his blood.
Brethren let’s intercede for them and ask God to be merciful, God will forgive them their sins, give them a brand new beginning, save their souls, let’s pray that they will serve God from now on, they will never go back into the world….
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Father Almighty, I want to bless your holy name, I want
to bless you for your word and I want to thank you for these your children that have come forward to surrender their lives to you, please on their behalf please accept their thanks in Jesus name.
Father you promised, that whoso ever will come unto you; you will in no wise cast out.
They’ve come to you now Father, please receive them in Jesus name, forgive them in Jesus name, wash them clean with your blood in Jesus name, save their souls, write their name in the book of life and Lord from now on anytime they call on you answer them by fire in Jesus name.
Don’t let them ever go back into the world in Jesus name and Lord I pray, every miracle that belong to children of God these your children will begin to partake from now on in Jesus name.
Thank you Father, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Those of you in front let me hear you shout halleluiah! I want to rejoice with you because from now on by the grace of God I will be praying for you, so I am going to need your name, your address and your prayer request.
Very soon you will be receiving miracles you didn’t even ask for and you will know that there must be somebody somewhere praying for you and that person will be me.
Let’s go ahead and begin to thank the Almighty for what he is about to do in our life tonight, he is about to do something very special in our lifes.
Thank God that you belong to him who has the keys of David
2, Father please give me grace to be holy, to obey you completely
3, Father, open the door to my complete wholeness and keep the door permanently open,
4, Father, please open the door to my all round success
and keep the door permanetly open
Father, please open the door to my ultimate breakthrough tonight and keep the door permanently open
6, Father open evevry close womb tonight and make the barren fruitful
7, Father let every fruitless effort cease in my life tonight.
8, private specific request.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The Almighty God will answer all your prayers, He will give you grace to be holy, he will open the door to your wholeness, after tonight, you won’t know sickness again, He will open the door to your all round success, after tonight you wont know failure again, He will open the door to your breakthrough; your journey to the top will be accelerated.
Every womb that have been close shall be open tonight, all those who have been called barren will be called mother of twins, your joy shall be full, all your request shall be granted, God will answser you by fire, you will have mighty testimonies, so shall it be in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.
Let somebody shout halleuiah!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
3rd of October, 2014
Go ahead, lift your hands unto the Most High God and begin to bless His holy name.
Give Him glory, Give Him honor, give Him adoration. Bless the Kings of kings, bless the Lord of lords.
Bless the Ancient of days.
Give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, there is no one like Him, give Him glory, give Him Honor, worship Him, worship the Ancient of days.
Bless His holy name, bless His holy name, magnify the King of kings and the Lord of lords, worship the Ancient of days.
Let Him hear you praising Him, let Him hear you adoring Him, give Him glory, give Him honor, He is worthy to be praised.
Thank you Father, glory be to your holy name… In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I want you to lift your voice to him and say Father, in this last quarter of the year; do more for me than in the previous nine months…. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Oh come and let us adore Him,
Oh come let us adore him 2ce
He is Christ, Christ the Lord
For Him alone is worthy
For Him alone is worthy 2ce
He is Christ, Christ the Lord
For Him alone is holy
For Him alone is holy
He is Christ, Christ the Lord 2ce
Ancient of days, the Father of all fathers, the original One, the Causeless Cause of all causes, the Unchangeable Changer, we bless your name.
Thank you for January, thank you for February, thank you for March, thank you for April, thank you for May, thank you for June, thank you for July, thank you for August, thank you for September, Lord thank you for October, accept our thanks in Jesus name.
Thank you for our youths, thank you for your fire in their lives, thank you for the power of the Lord upon them, thank you for their parents, thank you for their teachers, thank you for their pastors, please accept our thanks in Jesus name.
Father, like never before bless our youth, empower them, strengthen them, anoint them, protect them, promote them, fight their battles for them.
Make them victorious, make them undefeated champions and let your greatness in their lives overflow.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.
Let’s someone shout halleluiah!
Genesis 15 v 15-20 And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.
And they sent a messenger unto Joseph saying, Thy father did command before he died saying, so shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive , I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin: for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, behold we be thy servants.
And Joseph said unto them, fear not; for am I in the place of God? But as for you, ye thought evil against me but God meant it unto good to bring to pass as it is this day, to save much people alive.
I want to talk on the fact that Greatness can be in degrees.
For example, like one of my sons mentioned; the Local government chairman is a great man in his Local government, the governor is a great man in his state, the president is a great man in his nation, but when presidents meet some presidents are more equal than others.
You may not believe this but we have The Redeemed Christian Church of God in all manners of countries, including a country where they have twenty (20) police men and five (5) prisoners.
And the prisoners are allowed to go home on weekends. That will tell you how big that prison must be, but the country has a president and the president is recognize by the united nation.
So greatness is in degrees!
Degrees number one will be those you considered insignificant or those who could be called NOTHING.
In I King 17 v 1 there was a man mentioned there called Elijah, the Bible says Elijah the Tishbite of the inhabitant of Gilead, they did not mention his father’s name.
Among the Jews for you to be mentioned and your father’s name omitted it’s a way of saying you are nothing.
However when the Almighty God takes nothing, He can change it to something.
He can pick somebody like Elijah who was considered as nothing and turn him to somebody who can call down fire from heaven.
When we talk about insignificant; I just tell you a story, I heard the story I don’t know whether it’s true or not.
A sister in search of a husband; prayed to God; God, just send me someone anyone, and she finished praying.
Not long after that a brother in the church came to her and said “thus said the Lord, you are the one I am going to marry”.
The sister said “Oh God, I said someone, not something” am sure that explains what am talking about.
But if there is anyone here today who could be regarded as something not someone, my Father will intervene on your behalf in Jesus name.
The next degree of greatness is what you could call NEXT TO NOTHING.
You are not absolutely nothing but they are not too far from next to nothing.
You see a good example in Mark 10 v 46 it tells us about Bartimeaus the beggar.
But they mentioned the name of his father; Bartimeaus the son of Timeaus.
He was a beggar, poor, wretched and blind, but at least he came from a home that is regarded as something.
So he was next to nothing, but of cause you know by the time the Almighty God finished with him, he became a center of attraction.
So, when you put something that is next to nothing to the hands of the Almighty God, He can make something out of nothing.
And if there is anyone here tonight that could be regarded as next to nothing, before the sun rises my Father will change you to something in Jesus name.
Category three is A LITTLE.
in 1 Samuel 9 v 21, we hear a man talking; his name is Saul, He said; I am a Benjamite of the smallest tribe in Israel and my family is the least of all families in Benjamin.
Everything about him is little; little family, in a little tribe, in a little nation.
But by the time the Almighty God has poured His oil on him, the one who was little became a king.
And I am prophesying to someone here today too, right now you might be little but before you die the world will hear about you.
Category four is GREAT.
In Genesis 24 v 34-35 someone was speaking and he said I am Abraham servant; and the Lord has blessed my master greatly.
Abraham was great but how did he become great?
Like one of my children said, greatness comes only from God.
It is by divine choice.
In Genesis 12 v 1-3 God just decided of all the families around in the land where Abraham was, He just said I choose this one; I am going to make this one great.
Psalm 115 v3 says our God is in the heaven, He does as He pleases. He can choose anyone and make Him great.
I have a feeling that He is already looking in this crowd for someone that he will chose.
Category five is VERY GREAT.
We see that example in Isaac.
one of my children mentioned earlier on Genesis 26 v 1 -13 He sowed in the time of famine and he became very great, but we can look at Isaac to discover the secret of his becoming very great and we will find out that is it rooted in Genesis 22 v 1-18 when God said to Abraham, I want you to go and sacrifice your son, your only son Isaac which thou loveth.
Isaac was a first fruit sacrifice.
He was a young man who was hundred percent submissive to his father.
He was a son who made even a greater sacrifice than his father, because when God told Abraham to go and sacrifice Isaac; it is easy to go and kill somebody else, it is more difficult if you are the one to be killed as a sacrifice.
Isaac made a greater sacrifice than his father and he became greater than his father.
One of my sons says you start where your father ends, beautiful definition!
However I hope you understand the full meaning of that; it means if the sacrifice of your father is great, your own sacrifice must be greater.
Glory be to God.
And I know a man that could be called very great at least from the perspective of financial blessings.
The mother was a great woman, she was the leader of the market women in a particular town.
But the boy happen to be the only son; built on the wealth of the mother and I mean he built, he worked hard, he wasn’t a spoilt brat, he did everything, he did much, much more than his mother did and he became so rich that by the time of his death in faraway Australia, he had at least 56million dollars in the bank there, not to talk of London or America.
I have told you about him before, he was the man who was driving in Yaba some time and his car tire was flat and while the driver was trying to change the tire, he went for a little stroll and then saw the branch of a bank and said I remember this branch, I kept some money here about ten years ago.
So he went in and said,
“I want to see the manager”
and they say “the manager is not in”
but the cashier said “can I help you?”
he said “I kept some money here ten years ago, I want to find out how much interest has accrued”,
the cashier said “sir, how long ago?”,
he said “ten years ago”,
and how much is the money?
He said “eight million pounds sterling”.
Now the man who can forget 8million million pounds sterling for ten years, I think you have a rough idea of what we are talking about.
I am here prophesying to someone, I am not saying you will forget your money, but I am prophesying to someone that a day will come in your life, if you withdraw your money from a branch of a bank, that branch will close down.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said those who called you the backward one, will soon call you the foremost one.
Then the sixth one is EXCEEDINGLY GREAT
And we will see that example in the case of Jacob, Genesis 30 v 40 -43 the man became exceedingly great.
To become exceedingly great requires a special act of the covenant keeping God; because the way that Jacob became exceedingly great could be traced back to Genesis 28 v 10-22 when he was running away from home and had a dream, you remember the dream?
He slept, he saw a ladder going to heaven, angel ascending, descending, and God spoke to him and said I am the God of your father Abraham, not Isaac now, God of your father Abraham.
Abraham is the one I had a covenant with and because of that covenant I had with Abraham, I will make you exceedingly great.
What was it that God did?
God just gave him an idea, one single idea; if any animal is pregnant and you put this kind of wood before the animal, this is the kind of children the animal will produce.
That is the idea! And using that idea, Jacob became exceedingly great.
I can give you several examples of people who are exceedingly great.
Am happy my children said that greatness is not necessarily a function of material possession; you can have all the money in the world and be useless.
As they say where I came from; you can go to hell with your money, you are not the one feeding me, the one who is feeding you is the one who can begin to control.
But don’t let us deceive ourselves there is no greatness in poverty.
The messenger who says he is greater than the manager is deceiving himself, correct or not?
So there is this man who was just going on a stroll and he saw a factory and he asked his driver, I think he was driving around in his Rolls Royce and then he saw a factory.
And believe me honestly if somebody had a Rolls Royce he must be considered great in the sense of material now.
He said “what factory is that, that is so dirty?”
The driver said “that is the factory where they made Rolls Royce,
he said what?
The factory where they made my car is this dirty?”
He said “drive me there”.
So he went to the factory and said I want to see the owner of this factory.
They took him to the office of the big man.
So he said to the man, “I want to buy this factory”
The man said “either you are drunk or you are crazy, I mean because even the product from this factory, each one cost a fortune and you want to buy?”
The man said, “I am buying the entire business”.
The man told him, “who told you I need money, who told you I want to sell?
“Listen to me I will make you an offer you cannot refuse”.
Less than one hour later, the owner of factory has signed it off.
Power passes power,
Greatness passes greatness.
There is someone here tonight, when they talk about you, they will say your greatness is an exceeding one.
The final one is OVERFLOWINGLY GREAT;
And the good example for that is Joseph.
That is why I read Genesis 50 v 15-20, when God uses a single man to keep the whole world alive, that is overflowing greatness, you see because somebody said; Joseph made Egypt great, because Genesis 41 v 57
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said I promise you, I will not let you down.
You know occasionally you go to a meeting and you go to a meeting burdened, because you have a problem that only God can solve and you don’t even see how you can get out of the tight corner in which you find yourself.
And it has happened to me before several years ago; I had a big problem and I didn’t know how I will win the battle, it was a tough battle.
And so we were going to have a program in London and somebody was going to speak before I speak, and I just kept crying within me; Lord speak to me I want to hear from You.
And the man got up and was talking on something and all of a sudden he branched off and said that brethren, do you know that, the summary of the book of revelation is that at last we win.
And I know that is God is talking to me.
At last I win!
And God has spoken to me again tonight and He may have spoken to somebody else too.
But God is saying I promise you, I will not let you down.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said I assure you, you will not stop rising.
Overflowing greatness can only come to you by the act of a God who gives visions and fulfill them.
And so I want to encourage the youth tonight, you remember we spoke yesterday and those of you who were not around maybe you try and get the tape of last night.
When God gives you a vision, if it’s a vision from God it is not likely to make sense.
It will be so big, it will not make human sense, but if it’s from God, it will come to pass.
So I am saying to all my children; particularly those of you with big dreams, don’t let the dreams die because they shall come to pass.
The conclusion that I have in my note had been mentioned by one of my children.
The greatest secret of overflowing greatness is Holiness.
And like I told you yesterday, God who is the ultimate Author of greatness is a holy God.
If you ask Him, Almighty God give us just one word by which you want to be known?
It is the word HOLY.
The angles keeps crying holy, holy, Lord God Almighty.
They have been crying it before the world began and they are still crying it right now.
In fact I have asked the questions before; Father can’t these angel sing another song?
He said that is the one I want to hear – Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty.
That is why I am appealing to every one of us believing God for the kind of greatness that will overflow, the greatness that will turn you to a blessing, not just to people in your local government but to people all over the world.
You must be holy, that is it.
We have held a whole congress on that topic before, we call it the MASTER KEY; it opens the door to every other things.
If only you are determined to be holy, and if you are determined to be holy, God will make it possible.
Because, Holiness is very easy.
Holiness as far as you are concern is simple, just obey God, that is all.
Obey Him in everything, when He ask you to sit down, sit down.
Stand up; stand up.
Follow up, do it.
Give your offering cheerfully; give it.
Pay your tithe; pay all.
Honor me with your first fruit, go ahead and do it.
Holiness simply means obedience.
That is why I have no problem with Holiness, I just obey my Commander in Chief and I have seen the results and I am telling you, you go into a life of holiness and very soon the world will know that the Almighty God can turn nothing to something.
He can take next to nothing; the lunch of a boy and turn it to something that can feed thousands with left over.
He can take little in a single night and promote that little to become a king.
And when he chooses you to be great, nobody can stop you.
Like one of my sons said, if your making is of God, no human being can break you.
Am believing God for every one of you who are here tonight and everyone who is younger that I am is a youth. So if you are younger than seventy two you are a youth but if you are older than seventy two then you are old.
But I am speaking to all the youth here tonight, in the Name that is above every other name, in the name of my God, the Lord Jesus Christ; you shall be over flowingly great.
Which is while if you are here tonight and you have not yet given your life to Jesus Christ, you have not started the journey to greatness, your sins must be gone before God can say alright now, let’s begin to move you to greatness.
So if you are here and you have not yet surrendered your life to Jesus Christ and you want to do so, so we can pray for the salvation of your soul and your greatness can begin.
Begin to come now and talk to the Almighty God; ask Him to please have mercy on you, save your soul, wash you clean in his blood and promise him from now on you will follow him, you will serve him and you will do His will all the days of your life.
The rest of us will you please stretch your hands towards these people and pray for them, ask that the One who save your soul will save their souls also.
Let’s pray for them that the Almighty God, the Ancient of days will be merciful to each and every one of them and wash them clean in His blood today.
Please intercede for them, that all their sins will be gone, that every sin that could stand between them and greatness, that the blood of Jesus will wash away even sin tonight.
Father Almighty we want to thank you, Ancient of days we give you all glory and honor for your word.
Please accept our thanks in Jesus name, we are committing, these your children that have come, to your hands; please receive them in Jesus name, save their souls in Jesus name, with the power that is in your blood my Father and my God, wash them clean in Jesus name.
Write their names in the book of life and I pray Lord God Almighty that they will serve you for the rest of their lives in Jesus name.
Thank you my Father and my Lord, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I am rejoicing with you today and I want to promise you that from now on I will be praying for you, so I am going to need your name your address and your prayer request, I promise you that I will be praying for you.
1. Father, Please don’t let me be the enemy of my own greatness.
2. Father, every enemy of my greatness Lord, physical or spiritual demolish tonight
3. Father, myself my children, my grandchildren, let our greatness be known to the world.
In the Name that is above every other name, all your prayers shall be answered.
You will not be the enemies of your own greatness.
And every enemy of your greatness physical or spiritual, whether they are from your father’s house or from your mother’s house, from your husband house, from your wife’s house, every enemies of your greatness shall be destroyed tonight.
Your greatness shall be known all over the world and your children will be greater than you and their children will be greater than they.
From now on in every generation following you there shall be overflowing greatness.
So shall it be in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.
Let someone shout halleluiah!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
THE GREAT EXPECTATION
6th of November, 2014
Let’s lift our hand to the Most High God. Let’s give Him glory, let’s give Him honor, let’s give Him adoration, let’s lift His name high, there is no one like Him, he is the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Ancient of days, bless His holy name.
Give Him glory, give Him honor, give him adoration, bless the King of kings, bless the Lord of lords, bless the Ancient of days, bless our Help in ages past, our Hope for years to come, bless the God of our expectations, bless the One who is the Hope of the hopeless, bless the One who is the help of the helpless, give Him glory, give Him honor.
Bless the One who can cure the incurable, bless the One who can set all captives free, bless the One who can quicken all dead wombs, bless the One who can change sorrow to joy.
Magnify His holy name, worship the Kings of king, worship the Lord of lords, worship the Iam that Iam, worship the Ancient of days; give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored.
Bless Him; bless the One who has kept you from January till now, the One who will keep you till the end of the year and for several more years to come.
Bless His holy name. He is worthy, he is worthy, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, He is worthy to be magnified, praise His holy name, praise His holy name and praise His holy name.
Thank you my Father. Glory be to your holy name, thank you Ancient of days, you are worthy to be praised, you are worthy to be praised, thank you Father, thank you Lord.
Thank you Savior, thank you Healer, thank you Deliverer, thank you Provider, thank you the Fruitful Vine, thank you the Hope of the hopeless, the Help of the helpless, thank you the Great physician, thank you Lord of host, thank you Lord God Almighty, blessed be your holy name, Counsellor, Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, thank you Prince of peace.
Glory be to your holy name, thank you forever more, thank you Lord … in Jesus mighty name we worship.
Brethren, when Ebola visited Nigerian in August, we cried to God from this altar to chase it out and He did. I know there are some people claiming the victory, but you and I know, it is God.
Let’s lift our voices to Him and say Father, thank you for chasing Ebola out of Nigeria, thank you for answering prayers…. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
But there are still some of your children in Sierra Leone, Liberia, in Guinea where there are still in danger because of Ebola. Please lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father; if only for your children’s sake, destroy Ebola this month…..…. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
And then here at home in Nigeria, Boko haram has become a monster. Let’s cry to God and say Father, before the end of this month wipe out this organization called Boko Haram… …. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Brethren, some of us are parents and we have daughters, those of us who are not parent, we have sisters, imagine the horror of the Chibok girls in the hands of these terrorists.
Lift your voice to the Almighty and say Father; the earth is yours and the fullness thereof, wherever this Chibok girls are, rescue them tonight, bring them back home Lord…..…. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to Him and say Father, this is the last Holy Ghost service of this year, please reach out to me tonight……. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I have a father, Almighty father, He is King of kings and Lord of lords
I have a father, halleluiah!
I have a father, Almighty father, He is King of kings and Lord of lords
I have a father, halleluiah!
I have a father, Almighty father, He is King of kings and Lord of lords
I have a father, halleluiah!
Almighty God, we bless your holy name, King of kings, Lord of lords, Almighty God all power belongs to you, you are the Hope of the hopeless, you are the Help of the helpless, you are the One who can cure the incurable, you are the One who can set the captives free, glory be to your holy name, accept our worship in Jesus name.
Thank you for chasing Ebola out of Nigeria. Thank you for chasing Ebola out of Nigeria, accept our thanks in Jesus name. Father, in all the nations where Ebola is still raging, we are asking that you will send down your fire, consume this demon in Jesus name, before the end of this month, consume Ebola in Jesus name.
Father fight for Nigeria, destroy this terror organization called Boko Haram, this very month, expose all their sponsors and destroy them also in Jesus name.
Don’t let Nigeria drown, come to our aid, help us oh Lord. As for the Chibok girls; my Father and my God you know where they are, rescue them tonight in Jesus name.
Lord, every one of us here tonight, we need your help, from the east, send help to us, from the west send help to us, from the north, send help to us, from the south, send help to us, from heaven above, send help us to us.
My Lord and my Savior, all our expectations, tonight, let them be fully met in Jesus name.
And all those who are listening to us by Radio and by Television and on the Internet, throughout the world, please Lord God Almighty, reach out to them in Jesus name, send help to them in Jesus name, send help to them also in Jesus name, meet their needs also in Jesus name, at the end of it all together all over the world, let us be able to glorify your name.
Thank you my Father and my God … In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let someone shout hallelujah!
PRAYERS FOR THOSE BORN IN NOVEMEBER
Father, I want to commit into your hands, all your children born in the month of November; November is the eleventh month of the year, and eleven is ten plus one. I pray Lord God Almighty, that for this your children; your blessings will be more than sufficient, let their miracles be more than enough.
Let their testimonies be more than enough, let their joy be more than enough. Let their promotion be more than double and let their dedication to you, be more than enough, let all their expectation be met this month in Jesus name and let them serve you till the end in Jesus name.
Thank you my father and my God. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Those born in November shout another halleluiah!
THE MESSAGE: THE GREAT EXPECTATION
If you look at that picture (The Holy Ghost service banner) you can see the woman with the issue of blood you see her reaching out to the garment of someone. Who is that someone? Jesus!
My text is taking from Mark 5 v 25 -34 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, and has suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, when she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind and touched his garment for she said, if I may touch but his clothes I shall be whole. And straight away the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague 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? And his disciples said unto him, thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, who touched me? And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
Everybody who came here today with one problem or the other, in the name that is above every other name, you will not go back with that problem.
Proverbs 24 v 13-14 if I summarized it; it says wisdom is like honey, because the wise shall be rewarded and his expectation shall not be cut off, he said my son, eat honey because it is good. Eat honey comb it is good for your taste, he said so will wisdom be to you when you find it, he said, because there will be a reward for you if you are wise and then your expectation shall not be cut off.
Wisdom comes from knowledge, wisdom is the correct application of knowledge. And if you want to be wise you study those who have gone before, study what they did so that they became what they became.
That is why we choose to study this woman with the issue of blood who was incurable, who has spent all she had.
Who was constantly draining, she was losing blood, losing strength, losing money, losing joy, losing hope, draining, she was like someone who is under a curse.
It doesn’t matter how hard she tried, instead of things getting better it got worse. One day this woman decided that enough is enough.
Is anybody here who would say I am tired of suffering?
How many of you will say enough is enough to suffering? And the Lord will surprise you tonight.
She decided to be full of expectation when she was leaving home. She said number one; if only I can contact the Great Physicians, not doctors now, the doctors have tried, they have failed, but if I can contact the Doctor of doctors, if I can contact Someone who will not refer my case to somebody else because there is nobody else to refer to, she said I know I will be made whole.
Somehow she knew there was Someone called the Great Physician according to Exodus 15 v 26 the Great Physician, the Lord that Healeth thee; she knew about Him.
She knew somehow that this Great Physician is the One who created me according to John 1 v 1-3 in the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, the Word was God, the same was with God from the beginning.
And by Him all things were created and there was nothing created that was not created by Him.
Somehow she knew that, that Word is the One who became flesh and He is already walking among us, she knew He was the One, if I can just contact Him.
She probably have heard the testimony of what happened in Mark 3 v 1-5 when Jesus came into the synagogue and found a man with a withered hand, the hand was good once but it had withered, it has shivered up.
And Jesus has simply said to the man, “stretch forth your hand”, the man stretch forth his hand and was made whole.
She probably had heard the testimony, because there was a controversy about it; because Jesus healed that man on the Sabbath day, there are some people who did not want Jesus to heal on the Sabbath day, they kept talking about it so she probably heard.
I want you to know my brother and sister, there is Someone here tonight whose name is Jesus; He created you, if there is any part of your body that has withered, He will restored tonight.
And if there is a part that He cannot repaired, He will replace it tonight.
She came with tremendous expectation; if only I can come in contact with the Great Physician.
Some of you who are old among us, will remember the story of a woman who was sent home from the hospital because the doctor said there is nothing more we can do for you, go home.
Don’t waste your time anymore in the hospital. Just go home and spend some time with your children till you die, just go home and prepare.
The woman said to the children take me to the head quarter of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
It was a week day, the children said “mama they have no program today, no service; no digging deep, no faith clinic, Nothing!”
The woman said “did I say anything about service?”
Mama, what we are saying is that “the pastor will not be there”.
“Did I say anything about a pastor? “I said take me to the church”,
they said “ok”.
She said “help me, take me close to one of the pillars, because I know if I can touch one of the pillar I will be made whole” and they helped mama to the pillar and mama touched the pillar and mama was healed instantly.
Because she came with expectation, if I can only make contact with the Great Physician, just through anything in the Church I know I will be made whole.
Are you ready to have the faith of a child tonight? If I ask you to do something childish will you do it? I want you to touch the floor and then touch your head, say I receive my healing.
If you believe that let me hear you shout halleluiah!
The woman left home saying if only I can make contact with the One who is the source of fullness of life, I know this my drainage will end.
Not only will my drainage end, He will fill me up again. Somehow she probably had heard where Jesus said in John 10 v 10 the thief is the one who has come to steal, kill and to destroy, but I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.
If I can contact Him I know, I am draining, I am loosing blood, I am loosing strength, I have lost all money, I am loosing hope but if I can touch the Source of all fullness I know He can command my drainage to stop. And fill me up again.
I know in the past He has taken very little and turned it to much.
I know in 2 Kings 4 v 1-7 that once upon a time there was a widow heavily in debt and the creditors were closing in to sell her sons, they wanted to reduce her to nothing, all she had then was a little bottle of oil and in the hand of all Source of all fullness that was enough.
Yes, I am draining, but I still have a little strength left and the word of God says, He gives strength to the weak, He said if those who will just wait upon Him, He will renew their strength. If I can just touch Him; I know He will put an end to my drainage.
I don’t know to whom I am talking but there is someone here who has been suffering drainage; physical drainage, financial drainage, drainage of joy, drainage of hope, in the Name that is above every other names because you came tonight, that drainage will end tonight in Jesus name.
I have told you before of a time when I went to preach somewhere in Lagos to a group of eminent personalities.
Before the service they said that I should wait in the living room of the one where they were holding the meeting. They were holding the meeting in a very beautiful background, when you get there you won’t even know you are in Nigeria.
And I was going to preach on: YOU NEED A MIRACLE, but when I got into the sitting room and I saw that where I was seated, there were five seating rooms in ascending order of splendor, I said I better change my sermon.
I said I better change my sermon to “OH THAT MAN WILL PRAISE THE LORD.
But the Lord spoke to me and said no! If anyone needs a miracle they need it here because there is just one boy in the home who was a drug addict, draining the resources of the family constantly, draining their joy, draining their finances, draining everything.
I thank my God that, that very day He intervened.
In the life of someone here today who is suffering from any form of drainage God will intervene in Jesus name.
In the Old Testament when a woman is having her normal circle, she is not supposed to even come to church until everything is dried up.
And here is this woman, her own was continuous, and when somebody is like that, it is regarded as a curse, it looks as if a curse must have fallen on her to get her into this kind of trouble.
So this woman left home with the expectation that if I can only contact the Supreme Judge of the universe; who rules by decree, who speaks and it is done, He can cancel my curse and replace it with a blessing.
Because in Genesis 18 v 25 the Almighty God is described as the Judge of the universe, the Judge of the whole earth.
In Psalm 33 v 8-9 it says when God speaks it is done, so this woman is saying if I can get to Him maybe He will pass His own judgment and cancel the judgment against me.
After all Numbers 23 v 19-20 the Almighty God has said in His word, He said when God blesses no man can reverse it.
I am praying for someone here tonight, if the source of your problem is a curse form whatever angle; from your father, from your mother, from your in-laws, from anybody. If the source of your problem is a curse, that curse will be destroy tonight.
You know there are problems that you yourself will know this is not ordinary.
I think I have told you the story before of a man who any time he is about to succeed something will happen and he will miss it.
And he thought it was natural until one day, they phoned him from Abuja, “congratulations, you have won the contract come and collect the papers”, he said “thank God breakthrough at last!” Ran to Ikeja boarded a plane.
While he was in the plane, the chairman called the fellow and said wait a minute, have we awarded such and such a contract?
Yes sir, we have awarded it to so and so.
No, no cancel it.
So he arrived in Abuja drove straight to the office rejoicing, he got there, the man who phoned him, said “sir see, it was awarded that I why I phoned you but it has been canceled”.
It was at that stage that he said ‘I think my case needs help’.
When he told us we said this is not an ordinary case there is a curse.
Anyone who is here tonight living under a curse; whether the curse is bringing you sickness, bringing you sorrow, or bringing you bareness or brining you poverty, the curse is destroyed in Jesus name.
The woman left home with great expectations that if only I can contact the Fountain of joy, He will end my sorrow, if I can contact the One who is the Fountain of joy, my sorrow will end, after all it is written in Psalm 16 V 11 it said in the presence of God there is the fullness of Joy, let me get to His presence.
After all It’s written in Psalm 2 v 1-4 that when heathens gathered together to destroy, there is Someone in the heavens who will laugh at them.
I decree tonight; all those who have been holding meetings as to how to make sure you remain in sorrow, God will laugh at them tonight.
The Lord asked me to tell someone here, He said, yes the doctors are right, what they said is correct, He said, but I will show them that I am still the Doctor of doctors.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said the very people who blocked your way shall make a way for you.
This woman said if I can contact the Fountain of joy, He will uproot the mountains of sorrow in my life.
After all Psalm 90 v 1-2 made it clear that He has been our help in ages past, He will be our hope for years to come and before the mountains were brought forth He has been there.
He knew the foundation of my sorrow, if I can get to Him, He will uproot this sorrow from the very bottom.
I can tell you many, many stories you know them. But maybe you have forgotten one of my daughters who was sacked wrongly, dismissed from her place of work.
And she took the company to court because she did nothing wrong.
They just sacked her and because those who sacked her were powerful people, they kept on “seeing” the judge so that the case was constantly postponed.
And so, she was at home for seventeen years waiting for justice.
And then she came to one of the Holy Ghost service and God said
“There is someone who has a case in court next week and said this time judgment will be given in her favor”.
She jumped for joy.
The following week she was in court and this person said “we want to apply for adjournment” and the judge said “no way!”
No more adjournment.
I’m given my judgment right now; you sack this woman wrongly, you must pay her for the seventeen years, you must pay her for the seventeen years you kept her at home.
Because there is a God who can uproot mountains of sorrow. Every mountain in your life that is causing you sorrow, in the name that is above every other name, it shall be uprooted tonight.
This woman was helpless, I mean, if you are sick, what do you do? You go to the doctor, if one doctor cannot help he will refer you to another and then to another, and if you have money, you spend.
But she can’t cure herself, she has spent everything, she was now helpless. And she left home saying if I can contact the Help of the helpless, there is Someone who can help the helpless, if only I can get in contact with Him, I know He will help me.
Psalm 46 v 1-3 made it clear that there is Someone who is the ever present Help in the time of trouble.
After all, in Isiah 41 v 10- 13 I think that passage is for somebody here tonight. The Almighty God promised; He said I will hold your hands and I will say unto you, “fear not” unto you, fear not, for I will help you.
I thank God for the song rendered by the choir and I am sure we will hear that song again during the congress.
Based on Psalm 121 they sang it from beginning to the end.
David said “I will lift up my eyes unto the hill from whence comes my help, my help comes from the Lord who makes heaven and the earth.
When a man is down, if they have beaten you flat, physically you are down, financially you are down, in every other areas you are down, there is only one way to look up to, if they beat you to the ground, don’t worry yourself, lift up your eyes, there is Help up there and tonight that Help of the helpless is going to lift the hand of somebody and say ‘I will help you’.
Again, I remember another story, and I tell you all these stories because when you hear the one in the Bible and hear the one that is happening right now, some of the old ones here will remember: there was this young man who was the manager of a bank and have been having a running battle with somebody in the family, finally he became completely mad.
I mean he was so mad that he was breaking houses and he became mad in the middle of the night.
So when they saw him breaking into houses they thought he was a thief, they called the police.
They put handcuffs on his hands and feet and then realized he was mad not a thief.
They were taking him to Aro (Asylum in Nigeria) something within him said this is not a medical case, “take me to the Camp, I know if I can get to the Camp, God will set me free.”
So they brought him here, the Camp was very small then, I was there fortunately.
They said this is what this man said, that if his feet touches the ground he will be made whole.
I said “ok if that is what he said, it is ok, bring him down”.
They brought him down,
I said “remove the shackles”.
They said “no, no, no. You don’t know what we went through before we could arrest him”.
I said “this man said if my foot touches this ground I will be made whole, I will be set free”.
They said “sir, will you accept the responsibility?”
I said “I will”,
They removed the handcuff, they removed the shackles and the man was completely whole, absolutely whole!
Would you like to do something childish again and tap your feet to the ground and say, I will bury my problems here tonight! If you believe that let me hear you shout hallelujah!
This woman left home knowing that as far as human beings are concerned, her case was hopeless, but somehow she knew there is Someone who is the hope of the hopeless, if only I can contact Him.
I know my hope will begin to rise again.
Colossians 1 v 27 says Christ in you, the Hope of glory, this woman said wait a minute, my case is desperate, critical, but there was somebody called Lazarus in John 11 v 39-44 when Jesus said they should move the stone from the tomb of Lazarus, the sister said, “this is a hopeless case, by now he’s been dead for four days and he is already stinking.”
This One who is the hope of the hopeless, brought this man back to life.
I am not dead yet, my case is not as hopeless as that of Lazarus if I can get in contact with Him I know my hope will begin to rise again.
There are some of us, have been told by human beings, by scientist, by professor by those who know and who should know that there is no hope for us, I have come to tell you in the name that is above every other name that tonight, hope will spring up again in your heart.
Have I told you the story before? Of a woman who came from America to the Holy Ghost service in London, in London they called it Festival of life.
She has been barren all her life and she has stopped menstruating for years, suddenly the word came that “there is someone here in the crowd and God says I am removing 10 years from your life.”
She said “it must be me”
She turned to her sibling and said “don’t call me auntie anymore I am even younger than some of you now”.
They thought she was joking. A few minutes later the word of God came and said “there is someone here that you have lost hope of ever having a child, nine months from now you will have a baby boy”.
She said “I told you, God arranged this meeting for me”.
When she was sharing her testimony a year later, the baby boy was three months old.
There is somebody here tonight, they have told you there is no hope for you; my God will surprise you.
By the way I don’t know if you have heard the news, you remember that my pastor who was married for thirty three years and she has been waiting.
Until the word came, and said “there is someone in the crowd, the waiting is over.”
How many of you remember the case? Ok, after thirty three years, God gave them a baby girl.
But then there were some people who said ‘we are not sure, married for thirty three years; the wife was well over fifty, husband old’. ‘We don’t know whether they got this girl by adoption’, well, I have news for you now, God has added a boy to the family.
And God did this one in a very special way, he allowed the boy to arrive two weeks premature, so that people can come and visit the mother and the baby at the hospital so that they will know for sure this one is no joke at all.
I decree to someone here tonight, in all areas where they say no hope for you, you will testify.
When this woman was leaving home she was in the middle of a storm, very big storm, physical storm, financial storm, marital storm; because with the issue of blood who is going to marry her, talk less of having children.
But she said ‘if only I can contact the Prince of peace, He will still my storm’.
Isiah 9 v 6 tells us that Jesus is the Prince of peace and He has stilled storms before.
Mark 4 v 35-41 the Bible says that what manner of Man is this, that the wind and the sea obeyed Him and He hasn’t changed, He is still the Prince of peace.
According to Hebrews 13 v 8 Jesus the same yesterday, today and forever.
He has stilled storms before, He will still storms again.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said every organ in your abdomen needs an overhaul, He said, I will do it for you.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight, it appears as if your blessing are already trickling in He said get ready they will soon be flooding in.
The Lord says there is a student here, He asked me to tell you that the present subject that is troubling you, you will soon become an authority on that subject.
The Lord said there is someone here He said very soon you will be rendering help to those who called you the helpless one.
Now, I talked about God stilling storms before and doing it again, I have told you story upon stories of storms because there are some of you who are probably here for the first time, some of you who are listening throughout the world for the first time. I will tell you the story again.
I told you the first real storm I got into, it was in our beloved Nigeria Airways of blessed memory.
I was travelling to London and when we got to Heathrow the captain announced that we had a little problem, that the landing gear refuse to come out.
Those of you who travel by air you know what that means.
I was travelling in first class because somebody brought the ticket for me.
There were a lot of big people in first class; I was looking at them and am sure they will be looking at me saying “what is this boy doing here?”
Once the captain made the announcement that day I discovered that rich people don’t want to die.
There was commotion every one of those people who has been behaving as if butter will not melt in their mouth, big men fear death!
It is amazing. There was a woman sitting behind me, who was saying oh God! And you know I was going to London to go and take care of my grandchildren. Nobody asked her?
And there was a man there, he had a golden walking stick and on top of the walking stick there were diamonds.
Since we left Ikeja, he has been pretending to go to the toilet just to show us the golden walking stick, but this time he really wanted to go to the toilet.
Because they have asked us to fasten our seat belt but he got up and was going to the toilet. The air hostess said, sit down, sir, he said “who said so?”
And I was afraid! I am telling you the truth, anointing or no anointing. Quickly I began to examine my life; is there anybody I offended, is there anybody I didn’t settle with because it looks as if we are on our way to heaven.
I mean, if the landing gear will not come out, it means we are going to crash land.
And then the captain added fuel to the fire, he said “ladies and gentlemen, don’t worry, you know the firemen in Heathrow are very efficient” fire! You mean we are going to catch fire?
Then God spoke to me, because I said, oh God, you didn’t tell me this is how it’s going to end, last night I was saying goodbye to my son.
He asked me to bring him a toy, I told him I will. You didn’t say this is how it is going to end? God spoke and said “you are not going to die”.
I prophesy to someone here tonight, you will not die.
He said I want to talk to you and I know as soon as you land, they won’t let us talk.
Don’t worry, I just want to talk to you. Then I realized, for another forty five minutes the plane was going round and round and I was enjoying myself talking to my Daddy because I made contact with the Prince of peace.
Somebody here will make contact with the Prince of peace.
And so because He had done it before, when another storm came, I was able to relax.
And I am saying this to somebody who is passing through a storm tonight, remember He stilled a storm for you before He will do it again.
So I will tell you one more story on that.
This time I was travelling I think it was British airways and we just left Nigeria, they just started serving us when the captain said “ladies and gentlemen, by the time we arrive at Heathrow there will be a storm but don’t worry we will manage to land”.
The moment he made the announcement the man sitting next to me froze.
But because He has stilled a storm for me before I wasn’t worried at all.
So I just went ahead and I eat my food, the man next to me didn’t eat his own.
Now this time around I was traveling economy and the food in the economy you know is always small.
So when I finished my food I looked in his direction, I said “sir, you are not eating?” he looked at me surprised! “You mean you heard?, you can speak English?, you heard what the captain said?
I said “yes”.
He thought I didn’t understand English and must have been looking at me out of the corner of his eye; Look at this fellow eating, he didn’t know what is coming.
So I said “you are not eating?” he said “no”, I said “can I?”
He said “go ahead” so I took his tray and I gave him my own.
I finished the food and I went to sleep.
When we got to Heathrow the captain came back and said ladies and gentlemen, the weather boys deceived us the storm that they said will be in England is actually in Scotland.
I looked at the man, he looked at me. It was too late for him to get back his food, I laughed and he laughed.
Glory be to God. But then I heard God speak and said “son, the weather boys were not wrong but because of you I diverted the storm”.
In the last Holy Ghost service of this year if there is any storm coming your way this year, it shall be diverted in Jesus name.
This woman left home with great expectation that if only I can contact the Author of faith, just in case my faith is too small, if only I can contact Jesus because according to Hebrews 12 v 2 He is the Author and Finisher of our faith, if I can contact Him after all, all He said in Mathew 17 v 20 is that if I can have faith like a muster seed I will be able to move mountains.
If my faith is not big enough, maybe like the man in Mark 9 v 23-24 who cried to Jesus, when Jesus said if only you can believe, all things are possible to those who believe, and the man said I believe but help thou my unbelief.
I believe, but I am not sure my faith is big enough, if it is not big enough, help it.
Some of us came here tonight because of what has happened to us in the past, because of some prayers we have prayed since January and we haven’t seen an answer yet.
Our faith is now beginning to shake, I have good news for you. The One who is the Author and Finisher of faith will help your unbelief.
The woman came expecting if I can contact this God, the sovereign One, the One who does as He pleases, maybe He will overrule my doubt because you need to put yourself in the shoe of this woman to understand, if I can touch the helm of His garment, I shall be made whole.
What if I touched the helm of his garment and nothing happens? What if I am not able to reach Him? What precedent will I say I am following?
But she remembered that in Genesis 18 v 9-14 when this Almighty God said to Sarah, you are going to have a son and Sarah laughed God ignored her doubt.
Yes, it is God who said the just shall live by faith.
He just decided that alright, I have decided to bless you even though you are laughing at me I will ignore it.
This same God in 2 King 4 v 8 -17 overruled the doubt of the woman of Shunem because when the man of God said to her, “you are going to have a baby boy” the woman said “man of God don’t deceive me, I don’t believe you”.
You know from time to time we get to a stage in our Christian walk and we don’t even know what to believe anymore, we have believed and nothing seems to be happening.
We have prayed we don’t seem to be getting results, we have attended Holy Ghost Services, we have attended Congresses, we have attended Conventions. We have heard the testimonies of others, but when will my own time come?
There is a God in heaven who can meet you at the level of your faith!
That Leper in Mathew 8 v 1-3 said I know you can do it, but I am not sure whether you will make you clean.
He said I will meet you at that level, He reached down and touched him.
When we were first born again as children in the faith, miracles were happening per second, but then as we grow older it seems things are not that easy anymore.
And we begin to wonder why, it has happened to everybody you are not the only one.
You will not be the first fellow to doubt.
The Almighty God told Abraham, Abraham is called the father of faith;
“Look at the star, can you count them?
“So shall your children be”
The Bible said he laughed so much he fell on his face, father of faith!
John the Baptist, when they threw him into prison and he was expecting Jesus to come and deliver him and Jesus didn’t come.
He sent two of his disciples to go and ask Him,
“Are you the One to come or do we expect another?, John the Baptist, the greatest of the Old Testament.
Jesus himself said there won’t be anyone born of a woman that will be greater than John the Baptist.
And he is the one who said “behold the Lamb of God who taketh the sins of the world”
And he’s the one who said
“The One who sent me said “On Whom you see the Holy Spirit descend on, like a dove, that is He” he said it.
But when trouble came, when the water reached to the neck, he said
“Are you the one to come or do we expect another?”
So if you have any doubt, if your faith is weak tonight, welcome to the club! Am sure you will say daddy G.O don’t tell us that you have ever had doubts before?
I tell you a story the fellow concerned is here, I was visiting our Church in Ilorin in my early days as General Overseer, just when I was about to leave they told me, (they came from the maternity center)
“Sir, we have a serious case”
What is the serious case?
There is a woman who has come to deliver and she has said that she had made a covenant that on the day of delivery she will die.
So I went there, woman,
She said, sir,
Is it true that you say on the day of delivery you will die?
She didn’t answer.
If you want to die why did you come to our maternity center?
She didn’t answer,
So I prayed for a safe delivery and I left.
Soon after I left, the baby came by then the midwife discovered there is another baby in the womb.
They waited throughout the day the second day, the baby didn’t come, throughout the next day, second baby didn’t come.
Woman, please, let’s take you to the hospital,
She said “no I am here I am not going anywhere”.
The third day the brethren in Ilorin came to meet me in Lagos;
Daddy the woman you prayed for, soon as you left, she delivered the first baby. But we have been expecting the second one, that one hasn’t come out till now.
The moment I heard that one and I heard that the woman is the one covenanted to die, my heart checked.
But as General Overseer I have to put up a strong face, ‘is that why you came? Who told you the God in Lagos is different from the one in Ilorin’. ‘Take a bottle of coke each and go back before you get back the second baby would have come’.
‘Yes, sir’ so they left.
As soon as they left I ran upstairs to my prayer room, I fell on my face and said, oh God this is the day of trouble, you said if I call on you in the day of trouble… I am a human being like yourself.
It was a Saturday I remembered it like yesterday. And suddenly God spoke to me and said
“I thought you told those people that before they got home, the problem would have been solved”.
I said “yes”
“So you didn’t believe what you said?”
I said “I believe; I believe after they have gone I will come and sort the matter out with You”.
And the Lord said if you believe, then go and eat.
I said You know tomorrow is Sunday, I am fasting, I am preparing.
He said “go and eat”
I eat, but up till today I don’t know if the food passes through my nose or mouth, I can’t tell.
But before they got home, not only has Kehinde come there were two babies still in the womb and they all came.
I am sure those children by now will be almost thirty years old.
Is your faith shaken? Are you in doubt? Because you came tonight the author and finisher of faith will reach out and help your unbelief in Jesus name.
The woman came with great expectation, thinking if only I can contact the merciful One so that if all else should fail, His mercy would come to my rescue.
The Lord says there is someone here He said very soon, very, very soon your testimony will be, all my enemies are gone.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight He said very soon, congrats, your Jesus did it at last.
Ephesian 2 v 4 says our God is rich in mercy, one of the wealth of the Almighty God is mercy and according to Lamentation 3 v 22-23 it is of the mercies of the Lord that we are not consumed.
That we are alive at all today is because of the mercy of the Lord. And if that mercy can keep us alive up till today then that mercy will see us through. Thank you my father and my God.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said you should prepare for three major divine visitations.
It is the mercy of God that kept us till today that mercy will keep us till the end.
I tell you a story and then we will close. Some of us knows the story.
There was this old elderly man and a prophet saw him and said sir, “thus said the Lord you will die this year.”
What have I die done?
The prophet said not a matter of what you have done or not, the Lord is saying, “Put your house in order you will die this year.”
The prophet said no, you are dying this year.
Ok. So the man thought for a while and said “prophet help me talk to God to let me leave till December 31, after all December 31 is still part of this year”.
Ok, tell God, please allow him to leave to see December 31
So the prophet said “ok, I will pray”.
Came December 31 very early in the morning, the man got up and ran to the Church at Ebute Metta, he didn’t want a case of the bus having an accident.
He trekked all the way into the church, got there very early. Soon as he entered the Church, he said the death that will come and kill me in the house of God, I will wait and see.
He sat down there throughout the day until we came for the watch night service. When we said happy New Year, he said yes, I beat death.
I will see you in the New Year!
There is somebody here tonight, I will see you in the New Year, in the Name that is above every other name your appointment with death has been postponed.
Now in conclusion, this woman didn’t sit down at home, she moved, she made a move.
You know many people have lost their miracles because of laziness, the congress is coming now, I have told you and by the special grace of God you know I won’t lie to you, that the coming congress is going to be the best we have seen so far.
But do you know some people will sit down at home and they will say ‘we will watch it by television, we will watch it by the internet’.
I can understand those who are in Australia, I can understand those who are in Haiti, I can understand those who are in Papua New Guinea, I can understand those who are in Fiji, I can understand those who are in America, who for one reason or the other cannot come. I can understand,
But there are those who are within three hours driving distance;
‘We will watch it at home’ and there are miracles that when God says there is someone here he is talking about someone on the Redemption Camp.
You know the Bible says the lazy man went hunting and he caught some animals, but he’s too lazy to roast the animal.
Do you know that if Jesus were to come to the doorsteps of some people they will be too lazy to touch the helm of his garment?
I remember one Sunday after the congress I was at the Ebute Metta the National headquarter, and I said all those who were at the congress not raising your hand.
I was amazed! Why didn’t you come? ‘We were watching it on television’. It is my prayer that laziness will not rob you of your miracle.
And then some people will say I will come on Friday, I will be there on Friday, when the Almighty God in His infinite mercy decided to give you six days of heaven on earth and you say you want only one out of the six.
The woman moved; she was dying, she moved, she was draining she moved, she acted. That is one.
Two, the Bible says God knows the end from the beginning, before the woman left home God knew, nothing is hidden from God.
How come she got Her Miracle so easily?
Because God knew she would testify. Do you know the reason why many of us have not received more than one miracle since we were born again is because we didn’t testify?
The elders have a saying that when a child is grateful for what he’s done yesterday he will receive another.
There are many of us who have received a miracle from God, share your testimony.
Jesus knew this woman would come; she might tremble, she might be afraid, but she will come forward and say ‘see what God has done’.
We are expecting miracles from the Almighty God, we are expecting mighty breakthroughs but our mouth is sealed, we are not telling others what God has done for us, we are not advertising Jesus, we are not witnessing, that is what is hindering our miracles.
I remembered sometimes I went to hold a Holy Ghost Service, some of the town outside here and God told me how many people He will heal.
When I was in my prayer room, He said I will heal so many people tonight. When the time came for testimony I said those of you who have been healed Come.
And I saw a few people in front What is happening Daddy? Did I hear you wrong?
Then He dropped a word in my spirit, I said alright those of you that He has healed who refused to show it, I will tell Him to take His healing back.
Suddenly they began to rush forward.
Why do you want to hid the goodness of the Lord?
Why did you say you are a Christian and you cannot witness for Jesus Christ.
And then, in conclusion, there is power mighty in the Lord, we all know that, there is only one thing that can stand between you and contacting Him tonight, according to Isiah 59 v 1-2 He says the hand of the Lord is not shortened that He cannot save neither is His ear heavy that He cannot hear but your sin has separated between you and your God that He will not hear.
Anybody can touch God by faith.
We can’t see Him face to face, but without any doubt he is here, because he said in His word where two or three are gathered together in my name I will be there.
He is here! And like the woman with the issue of blood, all he is waiting for is for you to reach forth your hand and touch Him.
But if there is sin in your life, sin will stand as a barrier, but glory be to God, the Bible says the blood of Jesus cleanses from all sins, which means if you come to Him and you bow at His feet and you ask Him to save your souls and you ask Him to wash you clean with his blood.
He will do it.
He made a promise that whosoever will come unto me, I will no wise cast away, all you have to do is come and cry to Him for mercy and He will wash you clean in His blood.
He will wash you clean in His blood, He will save your soul and will be able to make contact with Him and your expectations shall not be cut off.
So if anybody wants to give his or her life to Jesus, even though you are going to Church, you know you are still living in sin, Come forward.
And if you are listening by Radio or listening by the Television or watching by Internet and you have not yet surrendered your life to Jesus and you want to do so, all you have to do is to go on your kneel and begin to cry unto God for mercy right now and He will save your soul.
And if you write to me, I am sure I will continue to pray for you so that you will remain standing.
For those of you in the front, begin to cry unto the Almighty God, ask Him to have mercy on you and save your soul.
Promise Him that you will serve Him for the rest of your life. And the rest of us, let’s stretch our hands towards these people that the Almighty God who save our soul will save their souls too, that He will have mercy on them.
….. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Almighty God, I want to say thank you, thank you for your Word, thank you for these your children who have come forward to surrender their lives to you.
Father you promise that whosoever come unto you will no wise cast out, they have come to you now Father, please, receive them in Jesus name, forgive them in Jesus name, let your blood was away their sins in Jesus name.
Please save their souls, write their names in the Book of Life, please Lord from now on anytime they call on you please answer them like fire, don’t let them go back into the world, let them serve you till the end in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Those of you in front let me hear you shout hallelujah!
I am rejoicing with you tonight because from now on I will be praying for you.
And very soon you will be receiving miracles, some that you did not even ask for will come your way, then you know there must be somebody somewhere praying for you and that person will be me.
So I am going to need your name, your address and your prayer request. And I promise you I will be praying.
Even if you have doubt, even if your faith is shaken, maybe one of your prayer point is God help my unbelief, but if you pray with all your hearts tonight, I am sure the Almighty God will answer you.
PRAYER POINTS (1 hour duration)
1. Praise Him for His mercy that kept you alive till this moment.
2. Father, I promise you I will testify of any breakthrough that may come my way.
3. Father, if my faith is too small, please help my unbelief.
4. Father, please have mercy on me today and my family today.
5. Father, please hold my hand and help me.
6. Father, please uproot every mountain of sorrow in my life.
7. Father, put an end to every drainage in my life
8. Father, please don’t let my expectations be cut off
9. Father, another year is ending please remember me before it is too late.
10.Then ask for your own expectations.
Don’t be lazy reach out to Him in faith… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The Almighty God will answer all your prayers, He will help your unbelief, He will be merciful unto you, every drainage in your life in your life shall be stopped tonight, every curse in your life shall be destroyed tonight, every curse shall be replaced with a blessing, every mountain of sorrow in your life shall be uprooted.
God will hold your hands tonight, He will help you. What has been considered impossible in your life shall become possible tonight, what is considered hopeless in your life shall be done tonight in Jesus name.
All your expectations shall be fulfilled tonight, you shall become a living testimony. He will answer your prayers, He will support you, He will surprise you. Before this year ends God will remember you.
So shall it be in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen,
If you receive that shout halleluiah!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
THE GREAT SHEPHERD
12th DECEMBER 2014
Let’s lift our hands to the Most High God and bless His holy name, let us bless the King of kings. Let us bless the Lord of lords, praise Him, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, give Him glory , give Him honor praise the King of kings, praise the Lord of lords. Give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, bless His holy name, worship the Great Shepherd. Praise the One who is our Savior, our Healer, our Deliverer. Give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration bless His holy name, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy. Praise His holy name, praise His holy name, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration. Thank you Father, we bless Your name. You are worthy to be praised, You are worthy to be honored, You are worthy to be magnified. Thank you Almighty. In Jesus mighty name we worship. Lift your voice to Him and say Father, in my life tonight; show that you are the Almighty…. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Oh come let us adore him He is Christ, Christ the Lord, Oh come let us adore him He is Christ, Christ the Lord, Oh come let us adore him He is Christ, Christ the Lord, Father you alone is Worthy, you alone is Holy, you alone is Mighty, you alone is Powerful, Faithful, Loving, Merciful, Kind, Generous, glory be to your holy name. Thank you for what you did yesterday, thank you for what you are about to do now, thank you for what you will do tomorrow, accept out thanks in Jesus name. Thank you Father, The Lord said there is someone here tonight, you are saying; will I see the New Year? The Lord says I should tell you, you will see many more years. Father, we just want to say we love you, we thank you for all you have done, we thank you for what you will yet do, glory be to your holy name. Tonight Father, in all our lives; do something new, do something powerful, do something glorious, do something divine, at the end of everything, Lord, let your name be glorified again, by the time we are all going home, let us sing a new song. Thank you Father, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Let somebody shout halleluiah! PRAYER FOR THOSE BORN IN DECEMBER My Father and my God I commit your children born in month of December into your hands, December is the twelve month of the year and twelve is the number of pillars. All these your children; make them pillars in their homes, make them pillars in their churches, make them pillars in their places of job, make them pillars in their nations. And give them a brand new beginning, a new beginning of joy, a new beginning of success, a new beginning of promotion, a new beginning of anointing and a new beginning of a closer work with you, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen. SERMON: THE GREAT SHEPHERD Psalm 23 the Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul. He leadeth me in the path of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over, surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of mine life and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. The blessings that can be mine if the Lord is my Shepherd and I am his sheep, sheep not goat, the blessings that will accrue to me if I am a sheep of Jesus Christ can be put into fourteen basic categories. I will rush over them but if you want the details you can get my book written on Psalm 23.Number one; if you are a sheep of the Lord Jesus Christ, you will never lack for rest. He said he maketh me to lie down; when you are a sheep you will not lack for sleep. Psalm 127 v 2 says He gives his beloved sleep. Sleeplessness is not for sheep of Jesus Christ. Number two; if I am His sheep, I will be well feed. Hunger will be a stranger to me, because He causes me to lie down in green pasture. Psalm 63 v 5 says my soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness. Number three; if I am His sheep my thirst shall be satisfied because He leads me besides still waters. Mathew 5 v 6 He said blessed are those who do hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be satisfied.Number four; if I am His sheep, I will not lack restoration because He says He restores my soul. In Joel 2 v 23-26 He promised that He will restore the years that the cancarworm has eaten. Number five; if I am one of His sheep, I will not lack guidance because He says He leadeth me in the path of righteousness. In John 15 v 12-13 He said He will arrange for the Holy Spirit to guide me. The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said, for a long time to come, nobody in your family will have to go to the hospital. Number six; if I am one of His sheep I will have nothing to fear, because I will enjoy divine presence. He said even though I walk in the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for Thou art with me. I will have nothing to fear, because I will enjoy divine presence. Hebrews 13 v 5 he said I will never leave you, I will never forsake you. Number seven; if I am one of His sheep I will not lack for comfort. Because He said Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. In John 14 v 16, the Great Shepherd promises me, that He will send me the Holy Spirit the Great Comforter, who will abide with me forever. And because I will have the rod that will be correcting me anytime I went stray and the staff that will guarantee my protection, I will be comforted all the time. Number eight; if I am one of His sheep I will always enjoy generous divine provision. Because He said He said Thou prepares a table before me. Psalm 13 v 6 David said I will sing unto the Lord. Because He has dealt bountifully with me. Number nine; if I am one of His sheep, I will enjoy divine security because He said Thou prepares table before me in the presence of my enemies, I will be secure even in the presence of mine enemies because Proverbs 18 v 10 the Bible says the name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous runs into it and he is safe. The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He wants me to tell you, fear not, I always keep my appointment. Number ten; if I am one of His sheep, I will not lack anointing, because He said, Thou anointed my head with oil, my cup runs over, and according to Isiah 10 v 27 because the anointing destroys he yoke, no yoke will be able to stay on me. Number eleven; if I am one of His sheep, I will enjoy divine goodness because He said, surely goodness shall follow me Jeremiah 31 v 14 God promised and said “My people will be satisfied with my goodness”.Number twelve; if I am one of His sheep, I will enjoy divine mercy because He said, surely goodness and mercy shall follow me. Psalm 103 v 8 & 11 talked about my Shepherd, that it is merciful and gracious, He is plenteous in mercy.Number thirteen; if I am one of His sheep my blessings will last, because He said surely Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. Not for just one day, not for one week, but all the days of my life. Psalm 107 v 1 says He is good and His mercy endures forever. So if I am one of His sheep my blessings will endure. The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said your testimony that the devil tried to steal shall be fully restored.Number fourteen; if I am one of His sheep, I will have divine accommodation both here and in the world to come, because He said and I will dwell in His house forever. In John 14 v 1-3 He promised that in His Father’s house there are mansions and He has gone to prepare a place for me. There is a mansion waiting for me in heaven. I believe you have your own there too. When I get to heaven, I know who I will see, I will see my Shepherd Jesus and shout halleluiah Amen, Shout halleluiah, shout halleluiah, shout halleluiah, Amen Fourteen basic blessings, you can then pick one and begin to expand. But like I said if you get that book you will get the details. Because there is a lot God wants to do tonight and he has already started. I want to look at three major reasons why I know that all will be well. Three reasons only, there are many, but let me just take three. Don’t worry, all will be well. The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said one more shout and the door will be open. I know it’s going to be a great night, it looks like it’s going to be greater than I think. I know some of you don’t believe me, many of you know that when the Word goes forth from this Altar even before you hear it, it is already done. I said my Daddy said one more shout. The healing power of God is coming down like a blanket. Thank you Father, I have not seen this one before; but it looks like as if it is a dripping a blanket. Right now it’s settling on some heads and I can see brains being healed right now. I can see someone, there is a scar on the brain and the scar is gone now. And I can see the liquid dealing with eyes now. And it’s even going down dealing with ears and its dealing with tongues. And I can see someone who has a terrible mouth odor, the odor is gone now. I can see someone with stiff jaw the jaw is loose now. And the liquid is going down, its dealing with throats now, it’s dealing with vocal cords right now and stiff necks are no longer stiff. And the liquid is going down, it is going to the chest area now; I see several breast with lumps being made whole, I can see some lumps with some water in them and the waters are drying up now. I can see God healing asthma right now. I can see some people getting bright new heart right now, I can see some livers that are big going back to normal right now. Thank you Daddy! Don’t let the oil stop. The liquid is going down, I can see liquid being replaced, I can see Him repairing intestine right now. I can see some ladies getting brand new womb right now. And it is still going down and He is dealing with private parts right now. I can see a man being healed of prostate cancer right now, I can see an impotent man regaining the power right now.I can see cervix cancer being removed straight away. And the oil is still going down; He is healing leg now, he’s healing joints now, He is healing ankle bones right now. Let’s go ahead and give the Lord another shout now. Thank you Lord! Please shake hands with one or two people and say I got mine. The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said the forces restricting your expansion are gone. I want to tell you three major reasons why I know all will be well: Reason number one: I need the Great Shepherd but He also needs me, why? How can you say that the Great Shepherd needs you? Who do you think you are? Without sheep there will be no Shepherd, you will say, but you are just one sheep. He knows that if he loses one sheep today another sheep tomorrow very soon he will no longer be a Shepherd. I may be just one little sheep, but I matter to God. In Luke 15 v 4-6 Jesus told us a parable; He said if a man has a hundred sheep and he loses one, He will leave the ninety nine and go and search for the one.Tell your neighbor, you may not believe me, I am a VIP to God. And you know the joy of that is this, anybody who is my enemy is the enemy of the Great Shepherd. Because I matter to God. Please help me say one more time, whether you believe it or not I am a VIP to God. In Act 9 v 1-5 the Bible says when God knocked down Saul of Taurus, what he said to him was “Saul, Saul why are thou persecute me?” He was in heaven, Saul was persecuting Christians and God said he was persecuted Him. You persecute the sheep, it means you are persecuting the Shepherd. My enemies are in trouble. What about yours? So that is why He’s saying you put me first and I will put you first, that is why the blessings of the Lord on those who put Him first are always unimaginable. I need Him, He needs me. Without Him I can do nothing, but then He is the Vine and I am the branch. He needs me to bear fruit, you cut away all the branches there will be no vine left. I am a VIP to God. I want you to smack your chest proudly and say I am a VIP to God. That is why I know my tomorrow will be alright, that is why I am not afraid of enemies, He will deal with them, He promised me, they may come against me in one way they will go out seven ways. All those who says you will not reach your goal, the Great Shepherd will scatter them tonight. Reason number two: The reason number two that I know that all will be well is that of the awesome power of the Shepherd. Jesus Christ has tremendous power. All His earthly powers are completely useless to Him in heaven. There is no sickness there, so His healing power is useless in heaven. Nobody is in bondage in heaven, so His deliverance power is useless in heaven. No serpent is in heaven, no poison, no poverty, no storms. They are here. There is sickness here, poverty here, bondage here and for that power not to be useless, He is going to release it to me. How many of you believe that the Almighty God is going to empower you tonight? Because He needs you here. And because He needs me here? That is why I know I am not going to die young. I don’t know about you, but I am not going to die young, because I am more useful to God here than in heaven. He needs my voice here; to sing His praise, there are billions of angels in heaven, but He needs worshippers here. He needs my hands here to lay on the sick. He needs my feet here; to go and spread the gospel, He needs me here. That is why I can boldly say I will see you in the New Year. I mean many of you know papa Okeowo, you know his testimony; he came to me, I think at age eighty four, he said please pray for me because I have two weeks more to live. I said “how come?” He said a prophet told him when he was forty four years old that he will live to be eighty four and the prophet told him several other things and everything the prophet said have come to past. Remaining only this one. He said that is why he has come to this holy ground to die on this holy ground. I laughed. I said, “papa, do you really want to die?”. He said “no, but that prophet…” I said “no! Let’s forget the prophet, now that you have given your life to Jesus, are you ready to serve God?” He said “with all my hearts”, I said “forget the prophecy, you will live, you will not die”. Papa was almost one hundred, before he finally said “Daddy G.O I think I will love to go now”. I prophesy to someone here again tonight, your appointment with death is cancelled. The Lord said there is a woman here, He said when I terminate your bareness; you will need more than one house help. The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said before the end of the year, I will show you How Great I am. The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said I will not only add to you, I will multiply you greatly. The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said remember what I did the day I took Israel out of Egypt, He said I will backdate your blessings. I was going to tell you three major reasons why I know all will be well, but Daddy is still speaking. Thank you Father. Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He said I have started moving on your behalf, therefore get ready for a major celebration. Daddy says there is someone here, He said very soon you will sing and the song will be; Come and see o, come and see, Come and see o, come and see, Come and see what the Lord has done! Three reasons why I know that all will be well, number one, I need the Shepherd the Shepherd needs me. Number two, it is right here on earth that He needs me because His powers are useless to Him in heaven, Number three; what then would my future holds? Number one; I know He will cleanse me in order to send me, Isaiah 6 v 1 -8 He cleansed Isaiah and then send him. I know He will cleanse me and send me. Number two, I know He will heal me in order to use me Matthew 8 v 14-15 Number three; I know He will set me free so that I can be a witness to Him Mark 5 v 1-20. Number four; He will prosper me, so I can build His kingdom Zechariah 1 v 17Number five; He will empower me, so I can bring the world to His feet Act 1 v 8 I am looking at a glorious tomorrow, I am looking at myself cleansed so I can be sent, I see myself completely whole so I can be used of God, I can see myself completely freed so that I can be a living testimony to God, I can see myself prosperous so I can build the Kingdom of God, I can see myself empowered so I can bring the world to the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord says there is someone here, between now and the first three months of next year, as you are celebrating one breakthrough, three others will follow. When that happens, remember to praise Him, return all the glory back to God. Psalm 34 v 8 He said taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the man that trust in Him. Those of you who are wondering should I submit to Jesus or should I not, taste and see that the Lord is good. As for those of us who have already surrendered to Him because of what we have learnt tonight, we should come to Him with boldness; Great Shepherd, I need you, but you also need me. That is why you cannot allow me to be sick, that is why you cannot allow me to remain poor, that is why you cannot allow me to remain captive, I need you but you need me. The Bible says in Hebrews 10 v 19-23 it says we have boldness to enter into the holiest. Hebrew 4 v 14-16 He said the high priest, the Great Shepherd, He knows our infirmities, He said lets come with boldness into the Throne of Grace and obtain mercy and grace to help. Knowing that I matter to God, let’s go to Him with boldness and pray our prayer as the prayer of someone who knows that the God I am crying to, values me. I matter to Him. He needs me, He wants to use me, He wants me here alive! For a long time I was praying; Lord, send help to me, send me at least someone that will be hungry to serve me, that I won’t have to beg before he will say I want to do this or that. And then God raised up a man; and he began to do exactly that, if I look at something two times without saying a word he will buy it for me. And then suddenly he came; he said daddy, I heard a voice loud and clear saying go and put your house in order because you are about to die. I laughed! I said die ko, die ni! I have been praying to God to send somebody like you, He has sent someone like you, I said which death is that? That was 1995. He is still alive and well today. Every one of you determining to serve the Lord, you shall live, and you will not die. The second testimony is the one you heard yourself tonight, I have been praying that I need missionaries, educated people, responsible people, who are not going into ministry for money. And then God raised a handful and this one they say had an accident and died. I said that one na lie! They said but she is already dead, I said na lie! And I am saying tonight concerning all of you ready to serve God, ready to partner with me in this great work every report of the devil concerning you na lie! Forgive my broken English. All those who say you are going to die young, na lie! All those who say you will fail na lie! All those who say you will die barren, na lie! all those who say you will not reach your goal; na lie. Let me hear you say halleluiah! Go ahead and give the Lord a big round of applause. So they phoned but she is dead, all over her body are broken bones, I said I don’t care she is going to live. So they phone back, well she is breathing now, but she is in a coma. I said who cares, she is not going to die, they flew her to South Africa in an ambulance. They looked at her and say this one no hope, they phone me from there. I said, na lie! You can see her today, the accident happened in 1998, she is still alive and well, and she will remain alive and well for many more years to come in Jesus mighty name. We will be praying in a moment, tonight am not going to hurry at all, we will finish whenever the Holy Spirit allows us, a night like this comes once in a life time, and we are going to get the maximum out of it. But there might be some of you who came late, you are not here when they made the first Altar call now you want to surrender your life to Jesus. Pray that God will save your soul tonight, forgive you all your sins and you will serve Him for the rest of your life, don’t just be my savior be my Lord also, I will serve you for the rest of my life. And the rest of us stretch your hands towards these people that the One who saved your soul will save their souls also, that God will wash them clean and write their names in the book of life. Pray for them, intercede for them…In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Father, I want to bless your name, I thank you for your word, I thank you for this your children that have come forward tonight, in the various Altars where they are, please receive them in Jesus name, forgive them in Jesus name, let your blood wipe away their sins in Jesus name. As you save their souls tonight please write their names in the book of life, don’t let them ever backslide, uphold them till the end, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. I am rejoicing with you because from now on I will be praying for you so I am going to need your name, your address and your prayer request. Prayer point (15 min) Praise Him that you are even here tonight. Lift your voice to Him and say Father, I surrender my all to you, use me for your glory. Father, everything that will not allow me to serve you; sickness, poverty, bondage anything that will not allow me to serve you, destroy tonight.Father, since my enemies are your enemies deal with them yourself in any way you deem fit, just deal with them yourself. Father, bless me beyond my wildest expectation. Father, before this year ends Father, please fulfill all your promises to me. Personal request. I want you to join hands with your neighbor and lets pray the prayer of agreement, lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father, everything working against the destiny of this my neighbor crush it tonight… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. The God I serve will answer your prayers tonight, He will receive you, and use you for His glory. He will make you completely whole. If there is any yoke left in your life, it shall be destroyed tonight. All your enemies …Daddy says I don’t need to pray that prayer; He said He will scatter your external enemies, and He will confuse your eternal enemies. Thank you Father, what else is there to say, thank you Father, thank you Almighty God in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Let somebody shout halleluiah
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Hebrews 13: 8