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COME AND DRINK

COME AND DRINK 2016 09 Apr
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MARCH HOLY GHOST SERVICE

THEME: COME AND DRINK

MARCH 3RD, 2017.

BY: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Thank You.

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

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

Worship the King of kings; worship the Lord of lords.

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

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

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

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

He is worthy; He is worthy to be praised.

Praise Him.

Hallelujah Father

Oh, we bless Your name

Thank You Father.

Thank You Jesus.

Thank You Almighty God.

In Jesus mighty name we worshipped.

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

Go ahead, talk to the Almighty God.

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

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

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

Go ahead, talk to the Almighty.

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

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Our Father in heaven

We glorify Your holy name

We bow down before You

 

Our Father in heaven

We glorify Your holy name

We bow down before You

 

Our Father in heaven

We glorify Your holy name

We bow down before You

 

Our Father in heaven

We glorify Your holy name

We bow down before You

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

Thank You Father.

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

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

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

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let somebody shout hallelujah.

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

Please be seated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Philippians 4:19…

Thank You Father.

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

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

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

The Bible says by His stripes you were healed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are those who are rich but they cannot eat.

There are those who are rich and they cannot sleep.

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

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

Maritally: He is more than sufficient for you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

God is more than enough for your needs.

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

Open your mouth and cry unto Him.

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

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

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

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

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

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

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

You will testify after today.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But the congress was near and she said to them let me go to the congress first, if God does not do a miracle then, then you can evacuate.

They told her, you delay for one week, you might be dead yourself.

And she turned to God, she came.

First day, nothing happen.

Second nothing happen.

Then third day, the power of God came down so heavily, I could not stand; I had to ask for a chair while I was preaching and as I was about to seat down, God spoke and said there is a woman here the baby in your stomach had been dead for a long time but I AM bringing the baby back to life.

Instantly, the baby jumped back to life.

I want you to stand on your feet and cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, I have come to drink, let Your miracle flow to every member of my family.

Open your mouth and pray.

Father, I have come to drink, let Your miracle flow to every member of my family – to my brothers, to my sisters, to my sons, to my daughters, to my cousins, to my nephews, to my aunties, to my uncles, let your miracle flow to every member of my family. That is why I have come, I have come to drink Lord, let Your miracle flow, let Your miracle flow to every member of my family. Let Your miracle flow to every member of my family today – my wife, my children, all my relatives – let Your miracles flow to every member of my family today. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Number three) He is more than sufficient for your friends and associates.

After taking care of your own needs; after taking care of all needs of every member of your family, He can take care all the needs of your friends and associates adequately.

In Mark chapter 2 verse 1 to 12…

Thank You Father.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight and He says you will understand, He said, there will be no more harassment in your dreams.

From now on you will sleep peacefully, no more harassment in your dreams.

Mark chapter 2 verse 1 to 12 – the Bible says four young man brought a man to Jesus; they were healthy young men but their friend was in need – which is the friend who needed a miracle – and Jesus proved more than sufficient for the friend.

The man was not just healed, he carried his bed back. They carried him in, he carried the carrier out.

In Acts chapter 9 verse 36 to 42, there is a lady called Dorcas she is the one who died but those associated with her are those who cried to the One who ask you to come and drink - and God went straight into grave and brought Dorcas back.

There is a story I really like that will form the foundation for your next prayer.

In Acts chapter 27 verse 18 to 25…

Thank You Father

(Let me say amen to this one)

Because the Lord says there is someone here tonight or somewhere hearing my voice all over, He said the enemy will forget you for a long time. They just forget about you for a long time.

In Acts 27…

Thank You Father.

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

The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said that suspicious growth in your nose is gone.

I know it is going to be a great night.

The Lord asks me to tell someone, He said that which is blocking your vision is already removed.

(Let me say amen again to this one)

Because the Lord says there is someone here today, He said I will yet be glorified in your life.

Acts 27 verse 18 to 25 is the story of Paul who was sailing to Rome and there were all manners of criminals with him in the boat and then there was this terrible storm, so bad that for two weeks they could not even see the sun, so they thought they were going to perish.

But one night an Angel visited Paul and told him don’t worry you won’t die and I have given all those who are in the boat to you - because of you, they were not Christians, but because of you, I will spare them all.

… and there was a police riding a motorcycle as escort for us.

And he entered into a road to stop the traffic so that we can continue and a car was coming at top speed and hit him, threw him off the motorcycle; crushed the motorcycle completely and ran over him and yet fled away.

I mean you know the meaning of that.

I lifted my voice to my Father: that man is with me; he is riding escort for me.

And they carried him to the hospital – that is a case we called ‘dead on arriver’

I had to go on to the service. After the service I wanted to know about the family of the man so that whatever we can do to help; but my Father had heard my voice.

They examined the man – no broken bones! No scratch! Completely whole!

Stand on your feet and cry to God for your friends and associates and say: Father, I have come to drink, let Your miracles flow to all my friends and all my associates.

Please open your mouth and cry to Him

Please I have come to drink tonight, let Your miracles flow to all my friends, to all my associates; anyone associated with me, please let Your miracles flow to them; let Your miracles flow to them. I have come to drink, oh Lord, because I am here, let Your miracles flow to all my friends, to all my associates, to all my co-workers, let Your miracles flow to them. I know You are more than sufficient, please let Your miracles flow, let Your blessings flow to all my friends, to all my associates; please let Your miracles flow. Thank You my Father. Anyone close to me, Lord, anyone associated with me, don’t let them know the problem, don’t let them know sorrow, let Your miracles flow to all of them, please Lord.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Number four) He is more than sufficient that His power can flow into your dress.

He is so powerful that when you come to Him and you drink, He can so robe you with power greatly that even your shadow will become powerful.

In Mathew chapter 14 verse 35 to 36, the Bible says when they heard He was in town they brought all manners of sick people to come and meet Him;  and all who touched Him got healed.

In Acts 19 verse 11 to 12, the Bible says God perform special miracles by the hand of Paul that from his body, aprons and handkerchiefs was taken to the sick and they were all healed.

You have heard the testimony tonight of handkerchief anointed here and that young man laid it on his son that died and that son came back to life.

In Acts chapter 5 verse 14 to 16, the Bible said, the shadow of Peter healed the sick.

At least some of you will remember and occasion here when the Lord spoke that the dress that you are wearing that particular night had become anointed.

How many of you will remember?

Shortly after that, you heard the testimony of a brother who was attacked by armed robbers and they fired six bullets at him.

He showed us his jacket (some of you will remember); we saw six bullets holes coming in through the front; we saw six bullets holes coming out at the back of the jacket; we saw these six bullets holes in the singlet that he wore and there was no scratch on him.

What happen!

The dress he wore that day became anointed.

I am going to beg you to cry to God tonight, lift your voice to Him and say: Father, I have come to drink, the dress I am wearing now, anoint it from heaven.

Anoint my dress tonight. Soak me with Your anointing tonight. Soak me with Your anointing tonight. Soak me Lord, everything that is on me now, soak it with Your anointing. He is more than sufficient He can flow into your dress, so flow into you – into your dress, even your shadow and become power carrier. Soak this dress O Lord; soak it with Your anointing, fill it with power, let it begin to perform miracles after tonight. With this dress Lord, let mighty miracles begin to happen – healing the sick, chasing out demons, raising the dead. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Number five) (I particularly like this) His power can flow and saturate your domain.

Psalm 24 verse 1 says the earth is the Lord and fullness thereof.

He owns the earth but He gives a little bit of it to individuals: your house, your office, maybe your village or city; or even your country depending on your position in life.

His power can flow and soak your domain.

For example, in the case Cornelius in Acts chapter 10 verse 1 to 48 – the house of Cornelius was his domain and he gathered his people there and the Holy Spirit soaks everyone in that house.

In Acts chapter 16 verse 16 to 34 – the moment Paul got into jail, he took over the place. When God visited him there, he broke the chain of everybody, the prison door was flung open; even the Jailer came and bow before him

Oh, thank You Father.

The Lord asks me to tell you, the prayer we had just prayed has been answered.

You know the meaning of that; take care of the dress you are wearing now – take care of that dress – this is not the one you are going to dash out.

Let me tell you another story.

Another fellow was here when God said He has anointed our dress and I told you then if you are attending an interview or something, wear that dress. So, he wore his own because he was going to attend an interview in Lagos.

On the Third Mainland bridge there was an accident: the bus in which he was travelling caught fire; everybody in the bus got burnt to death; he was the only one who came out without a single burn.

Take care of the dress you are wearing tonight!

If you heard me correctly let me hear you shout hallelujah

Thank You my Daddy.

In Acts chapter 8…

Haa! let me say amen to this one.

Daddy said, there is someone here tonight, up till this moment you have known addition, now, get ready for multiplication.

Daddy says there is someone here, He says, as of now nobody regard you as anyone, but He asked me to tell you, very soon you will be gathering with high and mighty.

Now, in Acts chapter 8 from verse 5 to 8, the moment Philip got to Samaria, his God took over the city so that there was great joy in the city.

May I prophecy to someone here, because you came, there will be joy in your town.

It was a sorcerer that was in charge of Samaria before Philip came.

But when light came, darkness bowed.

Every tree in your town that is tree representing the devil that is not allowing that city to become what God want it to become, before the sun rises it tomorrow, the fire of the Almighty God will consume it.

The power of God can soak your domain.

By the grace of God, where we are now used to be headquarters of highway robbers and pythons before we came; nobody wanted this place; that’s why when we came we are buying an acre of land for one thousand naira.

When you are not crazy, who want to be living at the headquarters of highway robbers?

And then we came, and our Daddy came with us; now, this is now our domain.

And I will remind you of a testimony of a lady who went to America to look after her grandchildren and she had a stroke.

And she told the children, please send me home quickly.

Haa! mama, anybody in your kind of situation we want to come to America for treatment.

She said, no no no, send me to Nigeria I am going to meet my God.

Mama, God is everywhere.

She said I know but I know where His headquarters is.

They brought mama in a wheel chair; as soon as she got to redemption camp; as soon as her feet touched redemption camp, she was healed completely.

I want you to stand on your feet and cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, I have come to drink, let Your power flow to my domain. Let Your power flow into my house, flow into my office, flow into my village, flow into my town, flow into my country.

Oh Lord let your power flow. Let Your power flow into my domain. O yes Lord let Your power flow into my house, into my one bedroom apartment, into my office – that section that you gave me, let Your power flow into my domain; let Your power flow into my domain. Almighty God, let Your power flow into my domain. Let Your power flow into my house, flow into my office, flow into my church, flow into my village, flow Lord God Almighty into my cities, flow into my country, let Your power flow Lord. Let Your power flow into my domain. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Now, how does this power flow?

You see, Jesus Christ said, come and drink and then out of your belly shall flow rivers of living water.

In John chapter 4 verse 14, He says the water I AM going to give you to drink shall become in you a well that will then begin to flow into everlasting life.

And then in Luke chapter 6 verse 45…

Amen

God is talking to someone in particular, He asked me to tell you, rejoice, because your wall of Jericho is down at last.

If you are that one let me hear you shout hallelujah.

Amen and amen.

O God what a night!

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said in order to show that I control the calendar of your life, every opportunity you lost last year shall return.

In Luke chapter 6 verse 45, the Bible says out of the abundant of the heart, the mouth speaks - the river flow through your mouth.

In Job chapter 22 verse 21 to 28, the Bible says, if you satisfy certain conditions, you shall decree a thing and it shall be established unto you.

And I have heard a special permission from my Father, so, this special anniversary occasion to do some decreeing.

And I am going to remind you of a story before your next prayer because I have heard some people trying to tell the story and at times they don’t tell it correctly.

I told you of a young man who came to us (whenever I say a young man that means somebody is younger than I), Daddy, I have been struggling for a long time, I too want to go into something big; so, I have applied to a company, I want to become their Deputy Managing Director.

I am going for an interview that is why I have come to you.

I said okay, let us pray.

He said no no no, don’t pray; just speak a word

I said okay – the interview will go well.

Thank you Daddy and he left.

The following day he came, full of excitement - Daddy, I got there, I got to the Board room, I had prepared very hard for the interview but they ask me only three questions: what is your name? I told them; what post have you applied for? I told them; when can you start? So I told them I will start tomorrow.

I said congratulations.

He said, no no no Daddy.

Speak another word.

I said okay – you shall be rapid

He said amen

The following day he came back again, trembling with excitement – Daddy, I went to resume, when I got there, they ask me to go to the Board room and I met the same people who interviewed me, they said to me, young man, after you left our Managing Director resigned, are you ready for the work of the Managing Director?

So, I said, haa! Congratulations

He said, no no no, speak another word.

So I said to him: the One who has started a good work in you, will perfect it – and he left.

The following day he came back again; what again now!

He could hardly speak.

He said I got to work this morning they asked me to go to the Board room; I went to the Board room: they said, young man, we have discovered why our Managing Director resigned; he went to rival company because they doubled his salary; since we don’t want you to leave we will double your salary.

I said congratulations.

He said, no no no, speak another word.

I said do you want to take the company from the owner?

I want to give you two minutes to stand on your feet to ask God for whatever you want and then I will speak a word.

Anything you want from the Almighty God, anything you want Him to do, now that you have come to drink, and then I will speak a word.

Let us begin to bring our prayer to a close.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Now, by the authority vested in me by the most high God, I hereby decree whatever you have asked for is done. Whether the devil likes it or not, I decree now it is done. Even before the sun rises, it is done. So shall it be.

In Jesus mighty name.

Amen.

Please be seated.

Oluwa ti se

Haa!

I can hear someone singing: my life is moving again – and so shall it be.

What does it take for the rivers to flow?

When Jesus stood up and cried, he said, if any man thirst, he should come – anyone who is thirsty for healing, for health, let him come.

Anyone who is tired of poverty, tired of brother-hang-me-down, let him come.

Anyone who wants to please God, desperately desirous of what is needed to please God, He said, let him come.

I mean in 2Chronicles chapter 1 verse 6 to 15 – all that Solomon said he wanted was wisdom and understanding, so he could take care of God’s people.

God gave him what he asked for and there was an overflow – what he did not even ask for God added.

You know the history of the Holy Ghost service: God asked me thirty-one years ago, son, what do you want for your birthday?

I said God, since You asked, I want a miracle for every member of my congregation.

I did not ask anything for myself, I ask for the congregation.

That is how it started – and look at what it has become now.

If you are determined to please Him, come and drink.

If you want to use health to serve Him, come and drink.

You want to use wealth to serve Him, come and drink.

I have never cry to God and say God give me a dress.

I never prayed for a car.

The only time I cried for anything material was when I was leaving into full time and I was leaving the mansion I was living in Ilorin to come and live in Mushin and I said Lord, please, build me a boy’s quarter – give me a room for me; a room for my wife; a room for my children – boy’s quarter.

And He said, son, don’t ask me for a house, I have decided to build you a city, just focus on serving Me, leave the rest to Me.

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.

What does He require from you?

He wants you to come under His management.

Mathew 11 verse 28 to 30 – come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.

But He said, take My yoke upon you and learn of Me.

Come under My management; do whatever I ask you to do, I will handle the rest.

I am a living testimony that God is faithful – very faithful! Very very very Faithfull!

Once He asked me to go to a town called Denver in Colorado in America in January

I say yes Lord, I will go; but, Daddy you know I don’t like cold – and that is a very cold place in January; snow all the time - I will go

He said, son, I will go with you.

I was there for four days; in the middle of winter, my Father brought summer – the temperature was like that of Nigeria – we were wearing T-shirt in January in Denver.

The moment I entered into the plane and the plane took off, the snow that had not snowed for four days came down.

He controls the heavens; He controls the earth; He controls living and dying, surrender all to Him and He will surprise you.

So in closing, because there is still one or two things God wants to do.

Maybe you are not here when they make the altar call earlier this evening; or you are here but you have not made up your mind then; but now you want to surrender your life to Jesus, I am going to count from one to ten; before I say ten, come, come and stand before me so that I can pray for salvation.

In all the viewing centers all over the world, if you want to give your life to Jesus, just go to the altar, the Pastors there will take care of the situation.

I can see that the old auditorium is also full; in the same way, you go to the altar if you want to give your life to Jesus and I will pray for your salvation.

I am counting now

One, two, three,

He controls your destiny, so come, come to the altar and surrender your life to Him; let your soul be saved today and He will give you a new beginning.

Thank You Father

Four, five,

Please come quickly, we are about to go to the climax of the evening

Six, seven, eight, nine,

Now those of you who are already in front and those of you who are coming, cry to Jesus now and ask Him to please save your soul, forgive all your sins, tell Him from now on you will serve Him; tell Him you will be under His management; ask Him to be merciful unto you and save your soul.

The rest of us, please, let us stretch our hands towards this people and intercede for them that the One who saved our souls will save their own souls also. Please pray for them. Pray for them. Thank You Father. Once you are coming, keep coming, just make sure you get here before I finish praying. Pray that Jesus will save your soul. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Savior, I want to thank You for Your word and I want to thank You for this people who have come forward to surrender their lives to You, please receive them, save their souls, let Your blood wash away their sins, write their names in the Book of Life and from now on any time they call on You, please answer them by fire. Don’t let them backslide; let them serve you till the end.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen

Now, I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward, today is a new day for you now, everything will become new. And I promise you, from now I will be praying for you. So, some Counselors are already near you, they will give you a card that you will fill quickly, just give me your name, your address and your prayer request and I promise you I will be praying for you.

Congratulations

Now, while they are filling their forms, we will have some worship songs and then they should be done within two to three minutes and we will proceed from there.

--------------------------Instrumentalist worship-------------------------

Thank you.

In the next fifteen to twenty minutes He is going to change several people destiny permanently. So, kindly pay maximum attention now.

The Bible says, the Just shall the live by faith.

The One who had invited us to come and drink, is someone we cannot see now but He has representatives on earth.

By His special grace and His grace alone, I happen to be one of them.

And you know I never do anything expect He asks me to do it.

He asked me to do something, which I am about to do; and please take that section of this service very very seriously because it is going to lead to the next section.

He ask me to make a sign to  you– sign of come and drink- and He says why I am doing that you should pray with all your heart and the prayer is simple:Father, fill me to overflowing – that is all.

When we finish that section, then I will lead you to the next one.

And those of you who are watching all over the world if at all you are able to stand, please stand now. Let all of us stand and focus on me because I am standing as a representative of Jesus Christ.

I am not Jesus; I am His representative and He is the One who says: just make a sign to you and that as I do so, you pray one prayer: Father, fill me to overflowing. And you keep praying that prayer until I stop you.

So, here we go

Thank You Father

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Very briefly, He asked me to give you and an explanation of what you are about to do next; because you are going to pray a prayer with your mouth now fresh with anointing – a kind of prayer you have not prayed before.

In 2Kings chapter 2 verse 23 to 24, the Almighty God had just filled Elisha to overflowing and some people began to mock him and he cursed them.

Everything mocking your destiny you are about to curse.

In Mathew chapter 15 verse 13, the Bible says, every plant my Father have not planted shall be rooted.

Whatever was not in you when God created you, you are going to curse it tonight.

In Mark chapter 11 from verse 12 to 14, Jesus was hungry and He saw a fig tree that has plenty of leaves and had no fruit, He cursed it.

You are going to curse every form of fruitlessness in your life tonight.

So, I want you to pray as violently as you can and say: in the mighty name of Jesus, everything mocking my destiny, I curse you.

Open your mouth and cry to God.                                       

Everything mocking my destiny, I curse you in the mighty name of Jesus. Everything that is saying where is your God, I curse you in the mighty name of Jesus; I curse you in the mighty name of Jesus. And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Then you will lift up your voice again and say everything that was not in my when God made me – sickness, demons, failure – I curse you tonight in Jesus’ name. Every plant my Father did not plant that is in me, that is in my life, that is  in my home, that is in my business, that is in my church, that is in my town – every plant my Father did not plant I curse you tonight, die from the root. Every tree that God did not plant that the Almighty God did not put in me when He made, everything that was not there when He fashioned me, I curse you, die from the root. Cancer die; hypertension die; asthma die; diabetes die, everything that was not place in me by God, I curse you in the mighty name of Jesus.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Then you will lift your voice to Him and say: Father, every form of barrenness, every form of failure, every form of fruitless efforts, every form of stagnation in my life, I curse you tonight, I curse you tonight.

Barrenness I curse; failure I curse you; lack of promotion I curse you; every evil covenant I curse you. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Finally, with your fresh with anointing, call in the blessings – and say: in the mighty name of Jesus, goodness and mercy follow Adeboye all the day of his life (mention your name). Joy, come in. Success, come in. Peace, come into my home. Harmony, come into my home. Progress, come into my life. Breakthroughs, testimonies, miracles, signs; wonders, come into me, come into me. Goodness, mercy, come in, come into me; come in, come in, come in. Joy unspeakable, full of glory come into me, come into me; come into me. Thank You Father. Thank You Almighty.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be.

So shall it be!

Everything you have cursed will remain cursed. In the Name of the One who sent me, you are free. Free from sickness, free from disease, free from failure, free from barrenness, free from stagnation, free from sorrow, no more losses.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

If you receive it, let me hear you shout a big hallelujah.

Please be seated.

 

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

 

THE WINNING SIDE

THE WINNING SIDE 2016 15 Mar
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MARCH SPECIAL HOLY GHOST SERVICE

 

THEME: THE WINNING SIDE

 

4TH MARCH, 2016.

 

BY: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE

 

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

 

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

 

He is the Faithful God; when He speaks, it is done. When He makes a promise, He will stand by it.

 

Praise Him.

 

Give Him glory, give Him honour; magnify His holy name.

 

Magnify His holy name.

 

He is worthy; He is worthy to be glorified. He is worthy to be magnified.

 

There is no one like Him – praise Him.

 

Worship Him.

 

Give Him all glory, give Him all honour.

 

Praise Him.

 

Praise Him for making you a winner.

 

Give Him glory, give Him honour.

 

He is our Commander-in-Chief.

 

He is the One who enables us to win.

 

Praise His holy name – praise His holy name.

 

The reason we are more than conquerors is because He loved us.

 

Praise Him.

 

And if He is for us who can be against us?

 

Praise Him.

 

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

 

He is worthy to be praised. He is worthy to be praised.

 

Thank You Father.

 

In Jesus mighty name we worshipped.

 

Now, let us lift our voices to Him and say: Father, Lord of host, all the defeats in my life, turn them to victories today.

 

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Lord of host, all the defeats in my life, please turn them to victories today. This very night, turn my defeat to victory. Turn my defeats to victory. Thank You Father. Thank You Lord.

 

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

 

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

 

Jehovah, the Man of War

 

His mercy endureth forever and ever

 

O praise His holy name

 

(Amen)

 

 

 

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

 

Jehovah, the Man of War

 

His mercy endureth forever and ever

 

O praise His holy name

 

(Amen)

 

 

 

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

 

Jehovah, the Man of War

 

His mercy endureth forever and ever

 

O praise His holy name

 

(Amen)

 

 

 

The Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Lord, the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle, the Lord of host, the General of generals, the Admirer of all admirers, the Commander-in-Chief of all the host in heaven, Commander-in-Chief of all the host on earth, Commander-in-Chief of all the host underneath the earth, the One who never lost a war…, we worship You; we bless Your holy name – accept our worship in Jesus name.

 

 

 

Thank You for thirty years of faithfulness. Thank You for thirty years of victories. Thank You for thirty years of salvation. Thank You for thirty years of healings. Thank You for thirty years of miracles. Thank You for thirty years of fruitfulness. Thank You for thirty years of joy. Thank You for all blessings – please accept our worship in Jesus name.

 

 

 

Thirty years ago, when I wasn’t expecting at all, You asked me a question: Son, what do you want for birthday?

 

 

 

I said, I wanted a miracle for every member of my congregation.

 

You told me to call them together, that You will give it to them.

 

We are here today, together one more time, my request once again – that all those who are here, and those who are connected to this service throughout the whole world, give everyone a miracle.

 

When the enemy rose up against Moses, he asked the ground to open its mouth and swallow them. All the enemies of these Your children, right now, let the ground open its mouth and swallow them.

 

When Pharaoh and his army came pursing Your children to take them back into bondage, You drown them and You have not change. Anyone trying to take Your children back into bondage, drown the fellow tonight.

 

When several Armies gathered together to fight against Joshua; because they said, he was making too much progress; Father, You bombed them. Every agent of the devil, trying to hinder the progress of Your children, Father, bomb them all.

 

Any one standing in the way of joy of Your children, if they are on the ground, let the ground swallow them. If they are in the waters, drown them all. And those of them who fly in the air to attend meetings, bomb them all.

 

My request Lord is that everyone of this Your children will become permanently overcomers in Jesus’ name.

 

All over the world today, Father send help to Your children.

 

Let all be well with us.

 

And the victory You started giving Nigeria, make it complete.

 

And like Your daughter had prayed, all over the world because of tonight meeting, let their peace.

 

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

 

Amen!

 

Let somebody shout hallelujah.

 

Shake hand with three or four people and say: God bless you Winner.

 

And then, you may please be seated.

 

You are all welcome and may God keep on blessing you in Jesus’ name.

 

I want to thank my son for that wonderful message that he brought before us. He had done half of my job for me; so, I will be able to finish quickly now.

 

One of my sons speaking yesterday said, you cannot be a winner unless you had fought a fight.

 

You don’t talk of winning unless there had been competition.

 

And one of them reminded us that life is warfare. So, we are at war – we must win – that means we must fight.

 

And so tonight, we are here to fight and to win.

 

Is there any winner in the house?

 

Are you ready to fight?

 

Because tonight I am going to call on you again and again to pray; and whenever I says, stand on your feet and let us pray; anyone who is older than I is free to seat down; because if you are older than I, then you are old. But if you are younger than I, then you are a youth.

 

I am Seventy Four – so all the youth in the house let me here you shout hallelujah.

 

Okay.

 

Now, my text will be taking from 1Samuel 17 from verse 45 to 52;

 

And while you are opening your Bible, let me say thank you from the bottom of my heart - for all your prayers; for all your gifts; and my prayer is that next year, you will be able to do more.

 

And I want to say thank you very much to my wife. I am always amazed how she could have endured me all these years. I mean can you imagine tolerating somebody like me for some forty-nine years – definitely she is a Winner.

 

I was no easy meat before I got born again. After I became born-again again, I became tough meat of the other type - somehow she manage to cope – thank you my dear, God bless you – keep on winning.

 

And of course I want thank God for all my children: Biological and spiritual. Thank You for giving me so much joy. I pray that God will allow me to stay with you little longer.

 

1Samuel 17: 45 – 52

 

45 Then said David to the Philistine, thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defiled.

 

46 This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Nigeria.

 

47 And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give you into our hands.

 

48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came, and drew nigh to meet David, that David hastened, and ran towards the army to meet the Philistine.

 

49 and David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon hi face to the earth.

 

50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.

 

51 therefore David ran and stood upon the Philistine, and too his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.

 

52 And the men of Israel and of Judah arose and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell doen by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron.

 

How do we know Winners?

 

They have certain characteristics, and I just want to mention seven of them in addition to all that we have already heard.

 

      The winning side is the Singing and Dancing side.

 

In 1Samuel 18 verse 6, when the children of Israel were returning from the defeat of the Philistines, they sang and they danced.

 

In Exodus 15 verse 1 to 21, when the children of Israel look back, and they saw the enemies of more than four hundred years drowned, they sang, they danced.

 

In Psalm 59 verse 16, David said, I will sing of thy power, I will sing of thy mercy, because you have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.

 

I want to start by saying to somebody, on your way home tonight, you will be singing. Even in your vehicles, you will be dancing.

 

I don’t need to say too much about singing because I am sure you all sing.

 

But I will say a little bit about dancing, because some of you don’t dance. Maybe because of your position in society; but if you know the meaning of dancing, I am sure from now on, you will be dancing.

 

When you have a dog, and I have quite a few of them; when I travel and I return, the way my dog show their joy is by dancing. They danced round me. A dog says I know you are my owner, I am so glad to see you.

 

When you dance, you are saying to the Almighty God, I am proclaiming to anyone let them say what they like about me, I am showing to the world – God you are my owner.

 

In 2Samuel chapter 6 verse 14 to 22, the Bible says David dance before the Ark of Covenant and he dance just like any other ordinary man, in such a manner that the wife had to complain.

 

How can you be dancing like this; don’t you know you are the king!

 

What was it he said?

 

I am dancing before my God. I am dancing before the One who promoted me. I am dancing before the One who took the kingdom from your father and handed it over to me. I am dancing to the One who made me who I am.

 

It is interesting that he told the wife: You have not seen anything yet; I am just going to keep on dancing.

 

When we talk about winners, David, definitely will qualify to be one of them.

 

He was a singer; he was dancer.

 

So, when he wrote Psalm 23; if you study it very well, he is simply saying because I acknowledge God has my Owner, I can even enjoy in the presence of my enemies - My victory is such that even if the enemies are not dead, they are paralyzed

 

Dancers will always be Victors.

 

Now, I will remind you of just one testimony of a lady who was rejected in the hospital. They told her to go home and die; and we are having a crusade at Ebute-Metta, and as I was starting the preaching that day, I told the people that God said I should pray for no one today but that everybody who needed healing should dance.

 

I was preaching, then, they brought her.

 

Somebody told her, miracles are happening down there – go.

 

The children brought her in a car, she couldn’t get out of the car herself, and they came to Papa DGO please our mother is dying please pray for her.

 

Papa said, the word has gone out, no praying for anybody tonight.

 

If your mother wants to be heal, let her dance.

 

Haa! She cannot even stand.

 

Well! I have told you what God said.

 

So they brought her out – supported her on the right; supported her on the left.

 

They told her what was said – Dance.

 

And she was moving just a little to the right, a little to the left.

 

Suddenly the power of God hit her.

 

She pushed the fellow on the right away; push away the fellow on the left and kept on dancing.

 

Stand on your feet.

 

Lift your voice to the Almighty God, loud and clear, and say: Father, tonight put a new song in my mouth and give me something to dance about.

 

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Put a new song in my mouth. Give me something to dance about. Tonight! Put a new song in my mouth. Do something in my life that I will dance about for the rest of my life. Put a new song in my mouth and from now on LORD let me just keep on dancing for You. Give me something to dance about all the days of my life. I am a winner, so I must be singing and dancing – something to dance about for the rest of my life.

 

Amen.

 

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

 

Please be seated.

 

Number two: how do we know Winners?

 

      The winning side is always shouting and clapping.

 

Psalm 47 verse 1 says, clap your hands all ye people; shout unto God with voice of triumph.

 

Amen.

 

He then went to say in verse 3: the reason why you should be shouting and clapping – he says, He will subdue the people under you and nations under your feet.

 

It took just one shout to bring down the wall of Jericho.

 

Thank you.

 

You know, one of my children who preached yesterday said if you want to be a winner you need to have understanding.

 

The Bishop who preached this evening, said, you want to be a winner – you must have understanding.

 

You see, if you read Revelation 19 chapter verse 6: it talks about what is going on in heaven. He said I heard the voice of a great multitude, as the voice of many waters; as the voice of mighty thundering, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.

 

Hold on – I will release you in a moment.

 

Thank you.

 

Remember I have said it before that if you don’t like noise, don’t go to heaven because heaven is full of noise; and the people, the people who are in heaven, people who are in heaven, who are making this noise – they are Winners, and they were saying that the reason they were shouting is because the Omnipotent reign.

 

Omnipotent means the One who has all powers.

 

The One that was described in the Bible has the Lord mighty in battle; those people who were shouting because of the One who gave them victory…

 

And I can tell you several stories of those who got victory simply by shouting.

 

Some of you will remember of a woman who just found out whatever she ate, she vomited.

 

The Doctor did everything, they took all x-rays, everything; and there was nothing they find wrong with her but she kept on vomiting.

 

And then she came to one of our programs, all we said was that everybody should just shout a big hallelujah.

 

As she tries to shout, a worm came out of her mouth.

 

That worm did not appear on her x-ray; everything they could do, they have done, they didn’t detect anything. But the thing jumped out.

 

And I am decreeing to somebody here tonight, as my children will say, if your own hallelujah is louder than that of your neighbour…

 

Thank you. Amen. Amen.

 

…Anything that is not of God that has been hibernating in your body is gone now in Jesus’ name.

 

Now, what is the meaning of clapping?

 

Number one: it means you are full of joy.

 

Isaiah 55 verse 12; it says, you shall go forth with joy; you shall be led forth with peace; now peace means the war is over.

 

And then, it says, mountains and hills shall sing; they break forth into singing, and the trees shall clap their hands.

 

When they are rejoicing with you, even the trees will be clapping their hands.

 

But, I just want to explain to you two things about clapping; because some of your think it is small thing.

 

Bibles scholars, I mean those who really really know the Bible; I am always afraid of them; but occasionally they something that I like.

 

And one of them was explaining what God meant “clap your hands o ye people, shout unto God with the voice of triumph”.

 

He said what God meant when they study the thing very deeply is that God is saying: put your enemies between your two hands and jamb the hand together.

 

Now you understand.

 

Now, you can see that some people, it is the way they jamb their hands that tell their enemy that they are not serious – that they don’t want victory.

 

Amen.

 

Alright!

 

So, next time you hear clap your hands, you know what it means?

 

But there is second meaning to clapping, and I think I have told some of you long ago.

 

One day, the fingers, and they just look at the bird singing and they said we too we like to sing; but no matter how they wave in the air, no sound came.

 

Then by accident, two of them discover that if they co-operate, they can produce a sound.

 

And they discovered that if I co-operate with one finger other than myself, I get some sound.

 

So, the two hands held a meeting; let us co-operate. Let one finger co-operate with my hand; so one hand began to tap the hand and there was a little sound.

 

And two fingers joined, and there is a bigger sound.

 

Three fingers joined, and there is a better sound.

 

Four fingers joined, and there is a better sound.

 

Then, all fingers joined…

 

So, the meaning of clapping is that you are saying to God I will corporate with You.

 

You cannot corporate with God and loose – it is not possible.

 

So, I want you to stand on your feet, and I want you to pray a prayer; this prayer is going to be based on the shouting aspect of the shouting and clapping.

 

You will lift your voice to Him and say: Father, I will corporate with you, let my enemies hear a noise tonight.

 

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. I will corporate with you O Lord, and I will be shouting unto you, let my enemies hear a noise tonight. Let them hear a noise from heaven – as I clap; as I shout. Let my enemies hear a noise from heaven. Let them hear a noise. Thank You Jesus

 

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

 

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

 

Please be seated.

 

I know you want to continue but we are still going along.

 

      Winners are always bold and aggressive.

 

In 1Samuel 17 verse 48, the Bible says David ran towards the army to meet the Philistine.

 

I mean this young man was bold and he was aggressive.

 

You see, James chapter 4 verse 7, says, you are to resist the devil – you are the one to attack the devil; attack him, before he can attack you.

 

In Mathew 16 verse 18, the Almighty God promised that the gate of hell will not prevail against the church.

 

And as you have already learnt, gates don’t move; the gates stay where they are, it is your duty to resist them, to attack them; and when you do, the Bible say they will not be able to stand your assort.

 

The Bible asks you to cast out demons not to beg them.

 

You are the one to take the offensive to the enemy; not the enemy to you.

 

Many a times when I got a letter from children of God, ‘Daddy, the devil in not allowing me to rest’; the whole thing should be the other way round, the devil should be complaining that you are not allowing to rest.

 

Be bold, be bold, be bold - You are a conqueror – God is behind you - you cannot fail; you cannot loose.

 

The devil will only threaten; he has not got any powers left.

 

I have told the story before; when we got to this camp 1983, I woke up one night (we are very few on the ground), and as I was working around in the moon night, I looked up and I saw fire on one of the trees in front of my office then; I mean big fire on top of the tree.

 

So, I said, ha ha, one of these boys must have set fire to a tree; I went on my way.

 

But the following morning, I looked at the top of the tree, the leaves were green; there were no sign of fire at all.

 

Haa! haa! I know what I saw. I saw fire on top of this tree.

 

So, I spoke to our head carpenter then, Pastor Goke.

 

I said I saw something strange last night: I saw fire on top of this tree.

 

Haa! he said Daddy, we are afraid to tell you; we have been hearing noise going on inside the tree – noise.

 

I said, and you didn’t even tell me!

 

So, I called the young ones; Go and get your cutlass – this tree goes down today.

 

We have just started cutting the tree, when suddenly as if from nowhere, all the villagers gathered.

 

Don’t touch that tree; it is a tree you must never touch.

 

So we said, eh en, what will happen if we cut it?

 

Haa! if you cut the tree, it will stand up again; and when it stands, all of you who took part in the cutting, as tree is standing, you will be falling down dead.

 

The boys looked at me, I said cut the thing down: Is my Lord that won at the cross not the devil.

 

We cut down the tree, he never got up, and all those who cut down the tree that time, they are now elders in the church.

 

Rise on your feet.

 

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, in the mighty name of Jesus, every evil tree in my family, send down fire from heaven and consume them all.

 

Go ahead open your mouth. You know there are some trees in your villages, in your family compound, harboring evil forces – is your duty to pull them down. Every evil tree, wherever you they may be in my home, in my place of work, in my husband’s house, in my wife’s house, every evil tree, Father, send down fire from heaven and consume tonight, consume tonight. Thank You Father.

 

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

 

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

 

You may please be seated.

 

You may not know of the tree on the camp, but I was visiting Lokoja sometimes ago; and right in the center of the town, the road bent round a tree.

 

So, I was asking my son then, why?

 

This tree is in the middle of the road in the town!

 

Oh! That is a tree that must never be touch.

 

I said why?

 

They said that…en! just don’t touch it.

 

I said good – this tree goes.

 

So I talk to my Father about it.

 

I finish my program, we came back home; and a huge storm broke out; By the following morning, the tree was on its side.

 

Every evil tree in your life will not see tomorrow morning.

 

Number four…

 

Thank You Father.

 

The Lord said there is some here tonight; He said I have never failed before, I will not let your case tarnish my record.

 

Thank You Father.

 

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said right now the poor call you poor; He said very soon, the rich will call you rich.

 

Okay thank You Daddy.

 

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said next time they ask you, when are you going to send out your own invitation, tell them very soon.

 

Number four.

 

      Winners are always persistent till the end

 

You know the popular saying: Quitters don’t win, Winners don’t quit.

 

True winners, they never stop at almost-successful.

 

David had already killed Goliath with the stone but he wasn’t satisfied.

 

Not only must Goliath die, he must never resurrect – that was while he cut off his head.

 

And I am believing God for you brother, and sister, the problems God will solve in your life tonight will never raise his head again.

 

Winners don’t want just-to-be healed; they want to be whole.

 

They don’t just want their debt paid; they want a situation they will never owe again.

 

Like in 2King chapter 4 verse 1 to 7. That widow not only paid off her debt, she had more than enough for the rest of her life.

 

I want to, on the basis of that, decree; every one of you tonight, when they talk about debt, you will say I don’t know what it so called.

 

Winners don’t want just to be fruitful; they want to be very fruitful.

 

Hannah didn’t just get a child; after she gave that one to God, she got extra five.

 

I have already spoken to my God; you know how much I love children, I have already told the Almighty God, before I am eighty year old, when children are having their own convention, they auditorium we are moving from will not contain the children alone.

 

So, those of you who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb; decide how many of them will be your own, and it is done in Jesus’ name.

 

Winners are tenacious; they are persistence.

 

They don’t want half a victory; they want total victory.

 

They don’t take no for an answer; they just keep on pressing forward until the victory comes.

 

I have told you the story of that woman, I will tell you again, so you can pray with understanding.

 

I finish convention, I was extremely tired, I got home, gather the people together, I said well, I am tired, I am going to sleep, I don’t want to be disturbed; so, let us pray – and I pray the kind of prayer you pray when you are tired.

 

“Father thank You for everything. See you tomorrow”.

 

And as I was lying down to rest, my wife came to knock at the door.

 

“Woman I told you I want to rest!”

 

There is a woman from the North with her children. Is daddy in?

 

Yes, is in; but he is not seeing anybody today.

 

Haa! She said who is talking about today.

 

He is in right?

 

Yes. She said ehen, I would seat down at this door; sooner or later, it doesn’t matter how many days, he will come out.

 

And they gave her food and she sat down and was eating – that was when my wife came and said, I know you are tired, you better add this tire to your tiredness.

 

So I had to get up.

 

And she said one thing, she said this head, is always refusing good thing; I just want you to touch it, then you can go back to your sleep.

 

Winners – they are like that.

 

God I won’t let you go unless You bless me; it doesn’t matter how long it is going to take: I will keep on praying; I will keep on pressing forward, I will keep on praising You; I will keep on shouting; I will keep on doing everything until You will answer me.

 

You remember the story of Jacob and that Angel that wrestled with him in Genesis 32 from verse 24 to 28 - the Almighty God said to him, let Me go.

 

He said, how can I let You go, I have not got what I wanted yet and he kept on pressing forward until he got his breakthrough.

 

There is somebody here tonight who is about to get breakthrough.

 

And so you are going to stand on your feet and you are going to pray a prayer; please pray it with all your heart; and say: Father, don’t stop fighting for me until none of my enemies remain.

 

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Don’t stop fighting for me until there is not a single one of my enemies left. Keep on fighting O Lord. Every sickness must go. Every disease must go. Every ache, every pain must disappear. Every financial headache must end. Don’t stop fighting for me O Lord, until there is none of my problems left. Keep fighting for me O Lord. Give me victory all the way; victory all the way; total and complete. Thank You Father.

 

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

 

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

 

Please be seated.

 

Number five.

 

      Winners are always submissive and obedient.

 

If you listen to the language of David in the text we read, he said, I come in the Name of the Lord of host; it is the Lord who will deliver you into my hand.

 

Everyone will know that the Lord does not save by spear and sword.

 

He just kept on saying the Lord, the Lord, the Lord.

 

And what is the meaning of ‘the Lord’?

 

Apart from being the owner, that is why we are talking of landlord – the owner of the house; the Lord is the one who must be obeyed. The one who must be obeyed!

 

One of the greatest winners of all times was Elijah.

 

He never lost a battle: enemies toiled with him, he will rather kill them or burn them alive.

 

But he was what you will call “A-yes man”.

 

The Lord said do this, he will say, yes Lord.

 

Go there - yes Lord.

 

Hid - yes Lord.

 

Show yourself - yes Lord.

 

He was a-yes man.

 

The day you get to that stage that whatever God says that is what I will do; your defeat will end that day.

 

Because Deuteronomy chapter 28 verse 1 and 7 says, if you will harken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, to observe and to do all that He commands you…

 

And He said in verse 7, He will cause the enemies that rise up against you to be smitten before your face. He says, if they come against you in one way and flee before thee seven ways.

 

The moment you learn to say: yes Lord; to become absolutely obedient as the Bishop told us earlier on; you will overcome sickness.

 

Exodus 15 verse 26, the obedient (100%), he said I will become your physician.

 

Be totally obedient to Him, He will turn your reproach to triumph; shame to victory.

 

John chapter 2 verse 1 to 11, in the wedding in Canaan of Galilee…

 

Thank You Father.

 

I think this one is for me, so I want to say amen to it before I tell you.

 

God is saying to someone here, He said I Am the One who kept you safety till now and I have not retired, don’t be afraid of the future.

 

Thank You Father.

 

We will pick it up from where I left… but He asked me to remind you of a story I told you some time ago.

 

I was praying in the camp and I have one of this modern touch-light with me – the touch-light that the one they call rechargeable that you can charge and then take it with you.

 

It was a very dark night, and so I went into the bush to be away from…, I want some quietness and there are so many people praying on the camp.

 

When I have gone far into the bush, suddenly the touch-light went completely out.

 

The battery that was charged loses all it power and it was a very dark night.

 

How do I get back to the camp – I was in the bush!

 

Then I remember what my teacher thought us when I was in primary school that if you find yourself in darkness suddenly, close your eye tight for about two minutes, when you open your eye again dark won’t be so dark anymore.

 

Well! Okay! So, I closed my eye for about two minutes. When I open my eyes, suddenly there was a big moon in the sky – almost like afternoon.

 

So, I walk easily back to the camp.

 

When I got to the camp, I looked up to see the moon, it was no longer there.

 

And I heard God said to me, I brought that one out specially for.

 

Now, I have told you the story because God ask me to tell someone here tonight: He said in your darkest hour I will send you light.

 

Haa! thank You Lord.

 

He asked me to tell someone based on the same story that from tonight onward, darkness will never hinder your progress again.

 

So, we are talking about John chapter 2 verse 1 to 11. When they ran out of win…, what got them victory that change the shame of the Bridegroom to celebration was what the mother said: whatever He says to you, do it.

 

When you are submissive to God and you are absolutely obedient to Him, your victory is certain.

 

I will tell you a story; it will mean something to some people.

 

It’s a testimony of a man of God. He became General Overseer as a young man and some of the elders in the church decided that they will bring him down.

 

So, anytime they were at the council meeting, they will be opposing and lying against him.

 

One day came; God said I will give you victory today.

 

But you must not say a single word until I tell you so.

 

So, this young man sat in the meeting, and one elder after another, lying against him and they know they were lying.

 

And you how difficult it is to keep quiet when people are lying against you.

 

But this young man had had God say ‘just keep your mouth shut’.

 

This people had been talking for more than one hour – on lie after another – then God spoke to His boy, tell them “every idle word that a man shall speak, he will give an account of it on the day of judgment”.

 

So, he said, brethren, I am speaking to you out of love, I am sure you know it is written that every word that we speak on earth will would give an account in the day of judgment.

 

From that day onward, nobody ever lied against him.

 

His victory became just permanent.

 

And I am believing God for someone tonight that this very evening God is about to silence you enemies permanently.

 

But you are going to pray a prayer.

 

You will lift your voice to the Almighty God (you don’t mind standing again); we are at the battle front this evening and we are going to win.

 

You lift your voice to Him and say: Father, I will obey You, silence all my enemies.

 

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. I will obey You, silence all my enemies on a permanent basis. Silence them, silence them. Just shut their mouth on a permanent basis. Shut their mouth. As for me, I will obey You; I will do whatever You ask me to do, in Your own side of the bargains, silence the enemies permanently, permanently. Thank You Father.

 

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

 

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

 

Please be seated.

 

Number six had been well treated by the Bishop who spoke before me.

 

      Every winner is always grateful and they always pay their tithe.

 

From this we just found this in the life of another great winner, Abraham.

 

Genesis 14 verse 17 to 20: he was victorious, coming from winning a great battle - The first He did was he paid his tithe.

 

Long before as to any law to tithing, Abraham paid his tithe out of the gratitude to the God who gave him victory.

 

You see, how tithing comes into being a winner is that those who don’t pay their tithe live under a curse; and somebody who is cursed cannot win.

 

In Numbers 22 verse 1 to 8: a king sent for a prophet, come and curse Israel for me. There are so many for me: if you curse them, I will be able to overcome them.

 

But nobody can curse some that God has not cursed.

 

In Numbers 23 verse 5 to 8: the prophet said, how can I curse someone that God has not curse?

 

If you are robbing God of His tithe, according to Malachi chapter 3 verse 8 to 11, then you are living under the curse of God Himself.

 

And when God curses a man, it doesn’t matter how hard he tries, He will just keep on failing.

 

I have told the story of man before, every time he is about to succeed, the thing will slip out of his hands.

 

He woke up to realize that something is seriously wrong, because his friend in Abuja phoned him: Haa! thank God at last you have won this contract. We have written your letter, come and collect.

 

He jumped into the plain, before he landed in Abuja, the Managing Director called his friend: ‘that letter that we signed, I hope you have not yet delivered it, because we are not giving it to him anymore’.

 

Between Lagos and Abuja! The victory slipped out of his and again.

 

And when he came and said Daddy look at what has happen.

 

The Spirit of God said, ask him; because he was asking me there must be a curse in my life, cancel it.

 

…ask him, ‘do you pay your tithe?

 

Well...ehemm… I give whenever it is convenient.

 

How many winners are in the house?

 

How many of you want to remain winners forever?

 

You cannot afford to annoy God.

 

You cannot win when God is against you.

 

I have told you before when the Bible says: If God be for us who can be against us? Romans 8:31.

 

Any time I ask you the question; somebody will jump up and say nobody.

 

Open your Bible; read it.

 

Open the place: Romans 8:31

 

In my own Bible, when he says if God be for us, who can be against?

 

The end of that verse is question mark.

 

He did not write nobody there.

 

Why?

 

Because if God is for you, there is only one fellow who can be against you: and that is YOURSELF.

 

That is why they left the question hanging – if God is for you, the devil cannot be against you; demons cannot be against you; witch doctors cannot be against you, but you can be against yourself.

 

That is while you are going to pray your next prayer and you are going to pray it even harder than before.

 

You will stand on your feet and lift your voice loud and clear and say: Father, from tonight let me ceased to be my own enemy.

 

Open your mouth and pray. Let me cease to be my own enemy; let me cease to be my own enemy because I know if you are on my side, I will win, but if I am my own enemy what am I going to do. Don’t let me continue to be my own enemy. Don’t let me continue to be my own enemy; please Lord, don’t let me continue to be my own enemy. Thank You Lord.

 

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

 

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

 

And I decree that every curse upon your life shall be destroyed.

 

Please be seated.

 

We are almost there now.

 

Number seven.

 

      Winners are always pure and holy.

 

Because in warfare you need an ally: it is an acceptable means of fighting a war; but when the battle is too fears for you, you get an ally.

 

Moment you get the victory – that is all that matters; and there is no better ally than the Lord of host.

 

One of my boys told us again yesterday, two people cannot walk together expect they be agreed.

 

Our God is a holy God.

 

You want Him to be your ally, you must be holy.

 

In Numbers 23, you can read it from verse 18 to 24.

 

When the king ask Balaam to come and curse Israel, he said I cannot curse them because God said I have looked, there is no iniquity in them; even the curse became a blessing.

 

Whereas, in Joshua chapter 7 from verse 1 to 12: when sin came into the camp of Israel; the God who had promise them that nobody will be able to withstand them, backed out.

 

I can assure you of one thing, if I don’t know anything else about God, I know this one – nothing is impossible with God.

 

There is no enemy so big that my God cannot finish.

 

He has Armies that you will not even think he is an army.

 

He fought a king with ordinary worms.

 

Worms ate him alive.

 

So, who is that enemy that can withstand you when God is really on your side?

 

He is a miracle working God – I have seen too much of Him to doubt Him.

 

I mean, just look around you, you will see His handwriting: Miracle Working God.

 

So, why then am I fighting a losing battle?

 

Examine yourself.

 

Find out where sin is in your life and get rid of it.

 

I have told the story before.

 

A woman came, somewhere from Osun to our program when we are still in the first auditorium

 

Because somebody told her, you go there, the G.O lay hands on you, you will become fruitful.

 

She came; in those days we are much much smaller; so, I could lay hands on everybody.

 

I lay hands on her; she fell under the anointing, she was on the ground for almost one hour.

 

And then, she came back the following year very angry.

 

They told me if I come, you will lay hands on me that I might even fall.

 

You lay hands on me and I even fell, and I am still here no child.

 

I was going to apologies when God said, ask her, - the question God ask me to ask her was a difficult one because this was quiet an important woman.

 

Almost trembling I said, please forgive me ma, but God said I should ask you, ‘apart from your husband, how many other boy friends have you?’

 

She said six.

 

Haa! and you want a child from my God.

 

How are we even going to know the father?

 

Husband plus six!

 

My God is a holy God.

 

I am believing God from all my heart that every one of you here tonight you will have a testimony.  But that is if you get out of sin.

 

My God is a holy God. He gives miracles not magic.

 

It is the devil who can give you magic and say it doesn’t matter, you can continue to sin.

 

He can give you magic, knowing that he will be waiting for you in hell.

 

But my God will give you blessings without any sorrow added.

 

So, if you are will to say bye-bye to sin, this will be one night you will never forget for the rest of your life.

 

So, before we pray the few prayers that we have left to pray.

 

If there is any one here today who is not yet born again, come forward, come forward, let us pray for your salvation; let the blood of Jesus watch away your sins and let Him give you a new beginning.

 

It is only sin that can block your miracles tonight.

 

God is here with all His power to turn you to a winner.

 

So, I am going to count from one to twelve because I see some of you are very far away; before I say twelve, if you want to give your life to Jesus come and stand before me. I will pray for your salvation and then we will be able to go on from there.

 

One, two, now if you are coming from far off, you need to begin to come fast; three;

 

The Bible says, the hand of the Lord is not shorten that He cannot save neither His ear heavy that He cannot hear, but your sins and your iniquity can separate between you and your God so that He won’t hear.

 

So, if you want Him to hear you, to turn you into a winner, you must come to Him so that His blood can wash away your sins.

 

…four, five, six, seven, eight, nine,…

 

Like I see some of you very far away, just keep coming; don’t stop, keep coming, keep coming.

 

…ten, eleven

 

Just keep coming, I can see some of you still far away, just make sure you get here before I finish praying.

 

Those of you who are already in front, talk to the Almighty God. Ask Him to please have mercy on you and save your souls.

 

Ask Him to please forgive all your sins and wash you clean with His blood.

 

Tell Him you are surrendering to Him today and You want Him to become Your Lord and Saviour.

 

Tell Him You will serve Him for the rest of your life.

 

The rest of you who are coming on the way, keep talking to God. Ask Him to save your soul. Ask Him to forgive all your sins and promise Him you will serve Him.

 

And the rest of us, let us stretch our hands towards this people and pray for them – just for about two minutes, let us intercede for them – that the Almighty God who saved your soul will save their souls also.

 

Pray for them brethren; intercede for them; that the Saviour who saved your soul will save their own souls also.

 

Pray for them.

 

And those of you on the way just keep on coming, don’t stop.

 

I am about to pray but make sure you keep coming; the prayer will affect you too.

 

Thank You Father

 

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

 

Ancient of days we bless Your holy name. We thank You for Your word. We thank You for this people who have come forward, please receive them in Jesus’ name. Let Your blood wash away their sins. Save their souls O Lord. Write their names in the book of life. And from now on, anytime they call on You, answer them by fire. Please Lord, don’t let them backslide; let them serve You till the very end.

 

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

 

Amen.

 

Now I want to rejoice with those of who have come forward tonight. I want to promise you that from now on I will be praying for you.

 

So, I am going to need your names, your address, and your prayer requests.

 

So, they will give you a card where you are; you will fill it very quickly and then give it back to the Counselors and then you can go back to you seats.

 

I promise you I will be praying of you.

 

I will wait for you few minutes to finish filling your forms before we proceed further.

 

The rest of us while we wait for our brothers and sisters, you can begin to thank God for what He has already done and there is still something else He will do before go.

 

So, keep on worshipping Him.

 

Now, we are going to, in the main time write down your prayer points which we will pray for few minutes, then I will do what God ask me to do tonight; we would then thank God and be on our way.

 

You want to write down your prayer points:

 

1.      Praise Him that you belong to the winning side.

 

And the rest means serious warfare with yourself

 

2.      You will say: Father, in the name of Jesus, I decree, every sickness, every disease in my family as a whole, leave tonight.

 

You want to attack the enemy now, go ahead and attack.

 

3.      You will say: Father, in the name of Jesus, I decree, every agent of the devil in my home, get out tonight.

 

4.      Every force standing in my way, be destroy tonight.

 

5.      Face the devil himself squarely and say: Father, in the name of Jesus, I command Satan to take his dirty hands off me, of my family, of my finances, and of the church of God.

 

The rest of us, I give you ten minutes to pray these five prayers. Please pray them with all your heart.

 

It will be a good idea if you pray them standing.

 

Only ten minutes now. So, go ahead and pray with all your heart because your destiny depends on this.

 

Thank You.

 

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

 

I want you to join hands with your neighbour now.

 

We are going to pray in agreement.

 

Those of you who came forward for prayers; I rejoiced with those of you who are carried forward who are walking now.

 

Just go back to your seats and the rest of you, you go back to your seat also, the anointing will continue his work even as you go.

 

Hold your neighbours hand and cry to the Almighty God.

 

Father, please arise and fight for this Your child.

 

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Father, arise, fight for this Your child; fight for this Your child. Almighty God arise, Lord of host arise, fight for this Your child. Almighty God arise, please arise and fight for this Your child; fight for this Your child. Almighty God please arise and fight for this Your child; fight for this Your child. Fight for this Your child O Lord. Fight for this Your child. Fight for this Your child. Thank You Father. O Yes! Fight for Your child.

 

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

 

Please still hold the hand of your neighbour; and say: Father, let this Your child become a perpetual winner, never to lose any battle again.

 

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. This Your child make him a perpetual winner, don’t let him ever lose another battle; never lose a battle again. Thank You Father. Don’t let Your son ever lose a battle. O! blessed be Your holy name. Thank You my Father.

 

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

 

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

 

We have two more prayers to pray, but, I will explain to you before you pray them.

 

I think it was 1981/2, I was visiting a town in Ondo State and one of my son said Daddy, I have a big factory but there is one doctor- a herbalist, who has built a shrine opposite my factory.

 

I don’t want to mention the name of the fellow because of what followed.

 

Let just call him doctor KK – that is not the name.

 

He said because of the evil that goes on in his shrine: children being use for rituals and so on, nobody wants to come near that place – they cannot come to my factory.

 

I said why don’t you report him to the Police he said, haa! he is highly connected.

 

So, we went.

 

And I stood on the balcony of the factory and raise my hand towards the shrine and I prayed a simple prayer.

 

Some days later, a thunder boat came from heaven…, because the shrine was under an Iroko tree; split the Iroko tree into piece, destroy the entire shrine

 

…and my son who was disappointed because all I did was raise my hand, he said, now I know the meaning.

 

I am going to raise my hands tonight because Daddy ask me to do so and then you will pray a prayer; that is number one.

 

Number two, which am sure some of you have heard before.

 

My home town is only 8km from Ife but the road joining my town to Ife was not built.

 

So, to go to Ife you had to go to Ilesha 20km and then go from Ilesha to Ife another 30-something km; so, it was an Israelite journey.

 

So, I went to visit home when I became General Overseer and they told me this is the only request we have – ‘we want the road to link use direct to Ife’

 

I asked what direction they want the road to take and I raise my hand.

 

Six month later, the Federal government decided to build a road.

 

And the journey of 50km became 8km.

 

I believe God is about to open direct road to success for someone here.

 

So, you are going to stand on your feet and your first prayer has I raise my hand is that the fire of God would descend tonight and everything that has been blocking your destiny must be destroyed.

 

Now before you pray; because many at times when we do things like this, you may thing we are joking.

 

I heard a testimony just a few days ago of someone who had had a very serious case with Government of America; and they have almost bankrupted him.

 

So, he told his friend and that friend said, I have a comb here that Daddy G.O bless. I can give it to you; you will comb your hair – comb away what you don’t want.

 

Few days later, not only do they dismiss the case, they ask the Government to pay him half a million dollars.

 

Don’t joke with whatever will do hear.

 

I am going to raise my hands now – pray with all your heart that: the Almighty God, my God, will send down fire and everything that have been blocking your destiny, be consumed tonight. And you keep praying until I stop you.

 

Okay! You can go ahead.

 

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

 

I am going to lift my hands again; and your prayer this time around would be: Father, build me an express way to success.

 

Go ahead.

 

Thank You Father.

 

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

 

Beginning from now, your Israelites journey ends. From this moment onward, you will have direct access to success. You will have direct access to victory. And anyone or anything blocking your destiny will be gone before the sun rises. You will testify.

 

So shall it be.

 

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

 

Alright! If you receive your own let me hear you shout hallelujah.

 

 

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

Ebenezer

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1Samuel chapter 7, I am reading from verse 3 to 13.

3Samuel spake unto all the house if Israel, saying, if ye do return unto the Lord with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your heart unto the Lord, served Him only: and He will deliver  you out of the hand of the Philistines.

4 Then the children of Israel did put away Baalim and Ashtaroth, and served the Lord only.

5 And Samuel said, gather all Israel to Mizpeh, and I will pray for you unto the Lord.

6 And they gathered together to Mizpeh, and drew water, and poured it out before the Lord, and fasted on that day, and said there we have sinned against the Lord. And Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpeh.

7 And when the Philistines heard that the children of Israel were gathered together to Mizpeh, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the children of Israel heard it, they were afraid of the Philistines.

8 And the children of Israel said to Samuel, cease not to cry unto the Lord our God for us, that He will save us out of the hand of the Philistines.

9 And Samuel took a sucking lamb, and offered it for a burnt offering wholly unto the Lord: and Samuel cried unto the Lord for Israel; and the Lord heard him.

10 And as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel: but the Lord thundered with a great thunder on that day upon the Philistines, and discomfited them, and they were smitten before Israel.

11 And the men of Israel went out of Mizpeh, and pursued the Philistines, and smote them, until they came under Bethcar.

12 Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.

13 So the Philistines were subdued and they came no more into the coast of Israel: and the hand of the Lord was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel.

I have good news for someone, all your enemy will be subdue for you tonight.

Life is journey.

1Peter chapter 2 verse 11 says we are all pilgrims on earth – we are just passing through; we are on a journey.

Hebrew chapter 12 verse 1 says we are running a race.

Now, in this journey of life, there are many battles on the way: from the moment we are born we begin the journey.

That is when they want to talk about a child they don’t say, how young is the child?

What do they say?

How old?

Because old is important thing, just starting now but he is heading somewhere.

How old is the child – one day old, and from the moment you are born the battle begins.

Some of you who are a little old here will remember when we were born, we were born into a dusty ground, that you parent said they wanted to paint and they get cow dumps and some leaves to scrub the floor, so the very floor you are sleeping on is saturated with germs and you are born into it.

When they say they are cutting you umbilical cord they will just get any knife.

When they untie the umbilical cord, they get any rag.

Many of us were born into the hand of death.

But the Almighty kept us alive – we survived.

Some of you know what I am talking about.

Some of you are more blessed; when you are young you develop a fever and you are shaking, you are burning hurt, what does your mother?

Put you behind her back and look for the thickest cloth to rape round you, you are already burning hurt.

When they want to give you something that is going to cure you, there is no dosage, they think the more of concoction you drink the better.

But we survived.

Yeah, we survived.

The battles continue all through life.

Some of you never see battles until you get married.

And so some of you will know what am talking about.

You struggle to pass through college.

You graduate; you struggled to get a job.

You get a job, you struggle to not to be terminated.

You struggle to be promoted.

You get promoted; it is a struggle sitting on your chair.

Life is journey full of battles.

Psalm 124 verse 1 to 8, if the Lord has not been on our side, where shall we be now?

If the Lord has not been on our side when the enemy rose up against us, they will have swallowed us quick.

Life is full of battles: battle seen, battle not seen.

Forces of darkness from the father side, from the mother, in the place of work, everywhere.

And if you think that there are no evil forces, congratulations, wait till they attack you, then you will they are there.

I pray they will never attack you.

Now the race or the journey, whichever way you want to call it, is different in length for different people.

For some people is a sprint before you know it they have finished.

For some people is a marathon.

Abraham race lasted 175 years, Genesis 25 verse 7.

Isaac his son is own race lasted one hundred and eighty years, Genesis 35 verse 28.

Moses race lasted one twenty years, Deuteronomy 34 verse 7.

Joshua who took over from Moses is own race lasted one hundred and ten years, Joshua 24 verse 29.

So we don’t know how long your race will last, just as you don’t know how long my own we last.

But one thing is certain, if God has not helped you till this moment the devil will have shorten your race before now.

So I believe there is somebody here tonight, who owes God a thank You.

He helps you on the way.

Now, of course, the help may differ.

Probably He helped someone more than He helps another; go to the Scripture you will see it.

Abraham started from nothing, just a promise.

Genesis chapter 12 verse 1 to 3, God said to Abraham get away from your home, get away from your father’s house, go to somewhere I will show and I will bless you, that was all he heard and he left.

I know someone who came to this Lagos, with hardly anything other than the dress he was wearing, and today, he has become a billionaire.

Help differs.

Because at the end it was said of Abraham, Genesis 24 verse 34 to 35, a servant of Abraham said, God has blessed my master greatly.

The help you receive from God may differ from man – that is true.

Jacob labored for fourteen years before he could marry the girl he loved – fourteen years! Genesis 29 from verse 25 to 28, for fourteen years he laboured before he gets the girl he really wanted to marry.

On the other hand, Isaac, just went for a stroll and came home with wife; Genesis 24 verse 33 to 64 or to 67, Isaac just went for a stroll and then saw a girl coming, and the girl ask somebody, who is that? And the fellow said that is my master.

The next thing you heard in the Bible, Isaac just took the girl instead, married her that was the end of the story.

Somebody did the work for him.

Help differs, I agree.

But there is nobody here who can say God has not helped me.

You may say He didn’t help me much, but He helped you.

The fact that you are alive today is because of His help.

That you can open your mouth to shout hallelujah is because of His help; because on your journey all the way he keeps His eyes on you.

2Chronicles chapter 16 verse 9, says the eyes of the Lord is always running to and fro throughout the earth is watching you, and He is involved in all that is happening to you.

That is why the Bible says all things work together for good to them that love God.

Let me assure of one thing, what you consider to be a big problem now, the time God finishes with you, it will become big testimony.

It was the greatest problem of my life that brought me to the Redeemed Christian Church of God, and today I thank God for that problem; without that problem even you won’t be here.

Haa! Because if you knew me, you will know that the problem has to be really a big for anybody to find me in the Redeemed Christian Church of God of 1973.

It was church built with bulldog, the ground not even plaster.

And two years before, or coupled of year before, I had come to Ebute Metta, I escorted my friend who was doing post-graduate in Geography, and he was doing the coastline of Lagos and needed sand from various point for him to do his analysis.

So I followed him to Ebute metta, and as we are coming from the lagoon where we have taking so samples; I saw the sign board “The Redeemed Christian Church of God”.

Big sign board, and then I looked at the church, small bulldog, and I said to my friend – Oh! Big name kill small dog.

I didn’t know I will end up here.

I didn’t know -Today I am grateful to God.

Whatever may be your biggest problem right now, in the Name that is above every other name, will become your biggest testimony.

Everyone owes God a thanksgiving that is why we said let us set apart November, this November to say thank You, for thus far You have helped us.

We are not grateful enough, there many of us who come here in January who are no more.

We are not better than those who have passed away.

That there is even peace in Nigeria at this moment is enough.

If there have been civil wars since May we won’t be able to gather here.

Is Nigeria have been burning since then we won’t be here.

That we have peace, we can go everywhere we want…

Haa! Father! Thank You.

That we are not in prison, I mean some of us we don’t know what that means.

The first time I visited kirikiri prison, I followed on of our elder Pastor there, and I have told some of you before.

 I saw a young man, at the keyboard as he was playing he was dancing, he was dancing.

So I asked, I said to the elderly Pastor, I whisper to him because he has been going before, I said that boy is so full of joy, abi they are going to release him next week?

He said, no, he is here for life.

Haa! I said I want to know his story.

He said well, he had a quarrel with his friend, they were good friends, they just had a quarrel, and then in anger he slapped his friend and the friend fell down and died.

So they arrested him, accused him of murder, and they were going to sentence him to death.

But when they reveal the case, they were friends, they have not even had a quarrel before not even misunderstanding, they were good friends.

Is an accident, so, they said ok, life imprisonment.

How many times have you gotten angry, that you could have done something so that today now you will be playing organ at kirikiri?

But you are free, you are here by the special grace of God – let me hear shout hallelujah.

Haa! Some of this things you don’t understand, it takes God to explain it to you.

That you are not in an Asylum today is by the grace of God.

And I can give you examples, because when I tell stories is because I have seen a lot, that is why I am always saying thank You Jesus.

I mean some people were just… it started as a joke, and the people were saying to the people around, please help us catch him, we don’t know what is wrong with him.

It was a joke, before you knew what was happening, the people around grabbed the fellow and as they were grabbing him, he was saying there is nothing wrong with me, leave me alone, don’t mind them, he landed in Aro.

I don’t know if have ever been to Aro, it takes grace of God to walk there.

Because if you spent enough time with those mad people, you yourself won’t even be sure whether you are sane or not: It took the special grace of God.

He was struggling, they thought he must be mad and so they wanted to calm him down before he knew it, injections were already going into the body.

Haa! Thank God you are free.

Thank God you are free!

Thank God you are free!

Let me hear you shout hallelujah.

Regardless of where you are today, you owe God a thanksgiving.

He has been good to you.

The fact that you are still breathing is enough.

So, that is why Psalm 150 verse 6 says let all that has breath praise the Lord.

If you are still breathing let me hear you shout hallelujah.

Thank You Father.

The Lord says there is some here tonight, He said, you will know you are the one as soon as I finish, He said your home use to be heaven on earth before the intruder came, He ask me to tell you, He will chase out the intruder and return heaven to your home.

Thank You Father.

Even if we just praise Him, He will speak to us.

He inhabits the praise of His people, He will draw near and when He draws near He speak.

He says there is someone here tonight he says you will understand, He said Amman was horn on the gallows he prepared for Mordecai, He said that will be your testimony.

Now, gratitude for what has been done in the past helps to open doors for future miracles.

The elders have a saying, if a child is grateful for what is done yesterday, he will receive new ones - Absolutely true!

What is happening in your life today is a product of what happened yesterday.

Yesterday is the mother today.

I can go through the Scriptures and show you.

Maybe I will just give you one example.

There is somebody called Judah.

When his father was about to die and he was talking to his children about their future, in Genesis 49 verse 8 to 10.

He said Judah you are the one your brethren will praise.

He said a ruler will never cease out of Judah.

Today we called Jesus Christ the Lion of the tribe of Judah.

When you get to read the whole Genesis 49 and you see his father talking to his children.

He said Reuben you are my first born, you will amount to nothing.

He says this one, this one, this fellow, you will be scattered.

Then, he came to Judah and say, Judah, your brethren will praise you.

Why?

Because somewhere in the past Judah did something; at the time when the brother gathered together and say let use kill Joseph and they threw Joseph into the pit…

If you read Genesis 37 verse 26 to 27, it was Judah who said, in an attempt to rescue this boy from people who want to kill him.

Don’t let us kill him, let sell him.

At least, you will make some money let us sell him.

He was the one who sold Joseph into his destiny.

He was the one who rescued Joseph from those who would have killed him and heaven noted.

So when the time came for him to receive his blessing, God says, the same brothers who agreed with you then they will praise you.

He says you; you will be the ruler among them all.

The past is the mother of the present.

Why the father of Reuben did says, Reuben you will amount to nothing? Because Reuben went in with wife or the concubine of his father.

The father heard it and kept quiet, he said no problem, one day would be one day.

Now, the past is mother of the present – wonderful!

But, far far more serious than that, is that, the present is the mother of the future.

Do you know that what you do today is going to determine what is going to happen to you tomorrow?

Do you know that how much you praise God today, may force open certain doors that have been shut again you?

Do you know that is just one shout is what brought the wall of Jericho?

Do you know it is a shout of hallelujah?

Why do you think that farmers keep on planting?

Because what they are eating today they planted it last year, and so if they are to eat next year, they plant this year.

The present is the mother of the future.

That is the foundation of what we called the law of harvest.

You know the law of harvest; Galatians 6:7 to 9.

And you know 2Corithians chapter 9 verse 6, you sow sparingly, you reap sparingly.

Whatever you sow now is what is going to produce the harvest of the future.

The present is the mother of the future.

Now, why must I really really really thank God?

It is because God controls all – past, present, future.

He is the Controller of all.

Revelation chapter 1 verse 8…

Thank You Father.

God is speaking to some special people tonight.

He says that there is some here, He said, your end of year had always witness one tragedy or the other, He ask me to tell you, this year will be different.

Revelation 1:8 says, Jesus Christ says I Am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the One who is, the One who was, the One who is to come, the Almighty.

He controls the past, He controls the present, He controls the future.

That is why 2Corithians chapter 5 verse 17, you know  it very well, says if any man be in Christ he’s a new creature, old things have passed away, behold all things have become new.

What exactly is that one saying?

He can erase the past, He can look at all the evil you did in the past that you are harvesting now.

He can just go to your past and wipe it out.

Because there are some things you did in the past that are hindering your progress now.

But God can go to the past and it will be as if you never did those things.

I mean, the first time I read 2Corithians chapter 7 verse 2, I laughed.

Paul said we have wrong no man; I said, haa! Paul! (Laughing), you are the chairman the day they were killing Steven, at least that one is on record – you supervise the killing of Steven (I know that one).

So don’t tell me I wrong no man, at least you wrong one fellow.

But the Almighty God said no no no, the one who killed Steven died on the road to Damascus - A new fellow came.

Haa glory be to God forever more.

If God does not erase the past, if He hasn’t got the ability to erase the past; If He has not erased my past, I shouldn’t be standing before you preaching.

I don’t want to spend time telling so many stories, but you have heard some of it before.

Adeboye! You! A Pastor! Haha! You will pray and God will answer! You!

But if any man be in Christ is a new creature.

How many of you are here that are truly born again? Let me see your hand.

How many of you believe that by the special grace of God the blood of Jesus has wiped away your terrible past?

Open your mouth and shout hallelujah to Him.

He controls the past, and He controls the future – He can change the future.

He can say this is what is planned for your future but I change My mind.

And who can challenge Him.

He is the original Kabiesi, He is the original sovereign God.

He said to Eli, 1Samuel chapter 2 verse 30, He said I said indeed that you and your father’s house will stand before me forever, but now I say be it far from me. He says I change my mind.

He said you don’t like what I have said, He said sue me.

He controls the past, He controls the present, He controls the future - if you are wise, you will learn to praise Him so that He can completely forget your past and make your future glorious.

Oh! When you learn to be grateful to God, He can move you from level to level.

I will just mention a few, I want to be very brief tonight, because I still have another work later in the night.

Gratitude to God can move you from healing to wholeness.

Let me just take one example, Luke 17 will be enough.

Luke 17 verse 12 to 19. Jesus cleanse ten lepers, only one came back to say thank You loudly, he did not say it quietly – he said it loudly, everybody will hear him, and Jesus said to him, go, your faith has made thee whole.

But he was already healed!

Yeah! There is a different between being healed and being made whole.

Wounds may heal, but scars remain.

But when God decide to make you whole, there will be no scars left.

You will remember the story of Naaman, 2Kings chapter 5 verse 1 to 14.

When God healed Naaman, the Bible says his skin came to him like that of new born baby: there was no trace that he was a leper before – he was made whole.

Some of you are familiar with this testimony.

Years ago I just returned from America, and then one of my daughters came to me and said her grandmother is sick, she went to the hospital and they operated on her, because of her old age, the wound refuse to heal.

So that, because she was from a wealthy family, they put her is a special room.

Any time she ate the food was coming out of the stomach, because the wound refuse to heal, and the Doctors were just… she was old, so, the Doctors were just waiting for when she pass off.

And this my daughter said, please come and pray for my grandmother.

I say haa, I am too tired, I can’t go to Port-Harcourt but bring me an handkerchief.

She brought handkerchief, I prayed over it, I say take to your grandmother, lay it on her and then let see what God will do.

She went.

I was talking by faith, she took me by faith; she took the handkerchief, laid it on grandma and went away, came back the following day, they couldn’t even find where the operation was done.

Not only was she healed, she was made whole.

To be made whole means there is no trace of sickness of any type in your body.

It is possible for you to be healed of fever, and then some of the tablets you take begin to give you stomach off set, that might be healing fever but that is not wholeness.

I believe that there is someone here tonight, who for the rest of his or her life will not even no anything called hake, or pain, or sickness – which is going to be whole.

If you are that one let me hear you shout hallelujah to God.

Thank You Daddy!

Today He is just talking to those who will understand, He said there is some here tonight, He said you will understand, when I tell you that your arresters have been arrested.

Gratitude to God for what He has done in the past, can move you from where wealthy to flourishing.

In other words, you are already rich, you are already wealthy and plenty and you think you are already there.

But if you learn to be grateful, He can show you that what you are calling wealth is nothing at all.

2Chronicles chapter 1, you can read it from verse 6 to 15, the Bible said Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings to God; anybody who can sacrifice thousands cows in one day, he’s not a poor man – not a poor man at all.

After he did that one, because when he was doing it the Priest was wandering what’s wrong with you, why are you doing all this?

He said haa! I am grateful to God. I am grateful to God that He brought me thus far.

My father was an adulterer; my mother was an adulteress, and adulteress of the worst type that led to the death of her husband. My father was not just an adulterer but a murderer, and the two of them combine and they produced me, and yet God loved me, and made me a king – he said let me thank Him, let me thank Him.

That night, God paid him a visit and said okay now son, I give a blank check.

Anything you want just ask.

He said haa! God, You have done a lot for me, You have done much. Just give me wisdom so that I can take care of Your people.

God says is that all you ask for? He said yes.

He said okay I give it to you, then I give you something you’ve not ask for.

The Bible says in the days of Solomon, silver became like ordinary stone – ordinary stone.

They bring silver to him, he will say go and dump it at the backyard.

I have said it again and again, only now some of my children have beginning to have enough faith to receive it.

I said there are some of you my children, as the Lord lives one day, when your workers bring in the takings for the day, you will tell them that, but I told you people, any money less than one thousands, five hundred, naira denomination, don’t bring it near me at all.

Thousand naira you can bring, five hundred naira you can bring that, but two hundred and below don’t let me see it: I don’t want to see, you just go and share.

Some of you don’t believe it can happen.

I have told you, mark my word, it might be one of you, it might be two, it might be three, a day is coming when you take your money to the bank the bank will close to outside customer for three days.

Alright, some of you don’t believe some of these things but wait, it will come to pass.

I told you the story of one of my son who incidentally sew this my jacket; he became my tailor when I became General Overseer.

He said daddy I don’t have money, but am good at sewing, if you can buy the material I will sew for you but that is good enough, and then I said to him, take my word, you called yourself poor tailor, I said a day is coming when you take your money to the bank the Manager will send for you I say, what job do you say you are doing?

He just smiled.

It was too hard for him to say amen.

But then one day, the One who can open a door and nobody can shut it, open a door for him and they just decide to pay him in cash, and he carried the money to the bank, and the Manager says I want to see this man.

The Manger says, are you not the one who says you are a tailor? And he said yes.

You mean your tailoring brought in this, haa! You better believe it.

He left the bank and came straight to me – daddy the day has come.

I prophesy to someone here today, very very soon, you will come to me and say, the day has come.

When you learn to be grateful, He can move you from blessed to overwhelm.

Just one example 1Samuel chapter 2 verse 1 to 21 - It was the story of Hannah.

They said Hannah can’t have a child.

The adversary, the second wife of the husband, was always mocking her.

Hannah cried to God one child – just give me one child, one son and I will give him back to you.

I don’t mind living along I just want it to said: I too gave birth.

Then the baby came and Hannah began to sing; you will see that song in 1Samuel chapter 2, and she began to praise God, she began to magnify Him, she began to show her gratitude.

You know what! God gave her additional five children.

She asked for just one, God said I will surround you with children; and that will be the testimony of one lady here in Jesus’ name.

Ingratitude on the other can move someone from the highest height to lowest level.

Ooooh! Thank You my Father.

Now, this time He is talking to me, so I can say amen to it before I tell you.

Because He says there is someone here today, He said because you have decided to praise me, I will levy the road before you.

Thank You Daddy.

Amen and amen. Daddy says generational curses and generational blessings; He says there is some here today, that generational curse in your family shall be replaced with generational blessings.

Ingratitude: when you are not grateful - can bring somebody from the highest height to the lowest level.

Probably we just take one example.

1Samuel 15 verse 13 to 23, is the story of king Saul.

He was a king, God picked him, he himself knew he wasn’t even fit to be a king.

The day they were going to enthrone him they went into hiding, but God fished him out and made him a king.

When he became a king and he became a big man, oh oh, and then who needs God again? And you know the end result.

God said well, if I make you a king and you forget me, I will take away My kingdom away from you, no problem.

That will have been terrible enough that the king is no longer a king, the champion is no longer a champion.

And I pray for every one of you here today, you will never become an ex-champion.

He began to disobey God, the Prophet of God told him you are small in your own eyes when God made you the head of a nation, how come now you have forgotten Him.

God says okay! If it is the way you wanted it to be, I take away My kingdom from you. But, it didn’t end there.

1Samuel 16 verse 14, when the Spirit of God departed from him, an evil spirit from the Lord began to trouble him.

The King became a mad man, why? Ingratitude.

How do we know that king Saul was not grateful?

Haa! You know the story.

One day, David who replaced him was dancing before God, and he was really really digging it; he wasn’t dancing like some of you - personality dance, he was really really digging it, so much so his stomach came out of his garment.

And then, the daughter of Saul, the wife of David said unto him, look at you, a whole king, she was thinking of the way her father used to do her own.

Look at you a whole king dancing like ordinary people.

Haa! And David said, hello sister, you haven’t seen anything yet, he said I was dancing like ordinary person, he said, what I am?

I am ordinary shepherd, is God who find me, took the kingdom from your father and gave it to me.

You think I want what happen to your father to happen to me.

He said you haven’t seen anything yet.

And I know there is somebody here tonight for the rest of your life you are going to be on top.

But you won’t be one of those who have become so big that when we say let’s praise God you won’t open your mouth.

You will become one of those who have become so big that  when we say let’s dance for God they can move – you will be like David.

I think I told those who came for Divine Encounter on Monday and I will encourage you to get the tape, not that I want to sell tapes ooo, there are things there that you want to hear.

I said years ago I went to visit one of my members, the person is gone to be with the Lord now, and he was called Brother Odus.

We went to his house and when I got there I saw one of the children downstairs and Brother Odus was upstairs in his room.

The child ran upstairs, papa, papa, one of the Pastors has come, Papa said which of them, he said, the one that dances, and the father said I know the one; so when he came, he said I know it is you.

How I which they could say about you - I know that brother, I know that sister, when it is time to praise God, he is different, he dances.

I pray for some here today, for the rest of your life, God will give you something to dance about.

Let me begin to round up.

How do we know grateful people?

Because if I say how many of you are grateful now? all hands will go up.

But, how do we know them? How do we know those who are grateful?

Number one: They testify.

What do they do?

They testify.

You know when we say it is testimony time, and many people with big testimonies they are too big to testify.

They can’t take the problem of going to talk to the Pastors about…, no no no, let small children testify.

Haa!

1Samuel chapter 17 verse 34 to 37, David said, I was keeping my father sheep, a lion came took one of the lamp from the flock; a bear follow, he also took, I grab each one by the bear, I smote them, I killed them.

The God who delivered me, he didn’t say –it is my power now, from the jaw of the lion and bear, He will deliver me from Goliath.

Grateful people always testify, they tell people what God has done.

And so, they witness. They tell everyone about Jesus Christ.

They tell about His faithfulness.

The same David said, Psalm 89 verse 1, he said I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever and with my mouth will I make know His faithfulness to all generations.

Grateful people cannot stay for one week without witnessing – they can’t help it.

And there are some people here tonight who have not witness to a single soul since the beginning of the year.

You know what that means?

Am sorry to say, it means you an ingrate – that is a strong word but it is the truth.

David said I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

And the he went further and say, magnify the Lord with me; you know what he is saying? Come and join me.

Come to church with me next Sunday, let’s come and bless His name together.

Grateful people are incurable soul winners they can’t keep quiet – they just cannot keep quiet.

You don’t beg grateful people to win souls, they can’t help it – they can’t help it.

Those of you who are old would probably hear of me talk about one of my sons called Brother Moses; he’s gone to be with the Lord now.

You enter the same taxi with bother Moses, haa! You will be saved before the taxi drops you. Because the moment you seat down - you are welcome;

Do you know that Jesus want to save your soul?

Do you know that Jesus Christ has the answer to all your problems?

Do you know…, and you know why?

Because he was saved, and he knows what God did for him.

Because before his salvation, when Brother Moses comes home on holidays, everybody in the village will tell their children you must not step out.

Why? Because Brother Moses has come.

He had sex with chicken, he had sex with dogs, he was just bad.

And then Jesus saved his soul, wipe away his past, and he became a new creature, and now when Brother Moses goes home, children gather round him as he begin to teach them choruses.

He said how can I keep quiet.

Mark chapter 1 verse 40 to 45, tells us about the mad man.

Somebody who was sick, Mark 1:40 to 45, a leper, he’s a leper.

A leper came to Jesus, I know you have the ability to make me clean, if you are interest. Jesus said, I am interested; He touched him and cleansed.

And Jesus said don’t tell anyone, don’t say I healed you.

(Laughing) He laughed. How can I keep quiet?

He went everywhere telling everyone come and see the man who healed me, come and see the man who healed me, I was a leper, Jesus healed me.

The Bible says he makes so much noise, Jesus cannot even walk freely in the street anymore; people were rushing to Him; one leper was healed.

You know the reason why some of us are sick, He has healed us in the past, we didn’t testify. He has healed us before we didn’t bring anybody to Christ, we have not won a single soul in a year.

In spite of everything that have said about what God is going to do in December, there are some of you who won’t even open your mouth to tell anyone, you won’t.

Have told you that if you will do God’s work, show Him how grateful you can be.

Haa! He will do your own.

I share with you a testimony of a brother, who just decide on a particular day, this brother is a Soldier, and had an accident several years or so, and broke several bones, and in order to keep in going they have to give him and iron rod in his body.

And that thing has been causing him pain for years; and he just love to win souls.

And then one particular day, he just decided he is going to win souls from morning till evening: he work hard telling people about Jesus Christ, giving them hand bills, etcetera, etcetera.

Finally, he got home very tired, and God spoke to him clearly, son, thank you, You have done My own, let Me now do your own; lay down and sleep.

He lay down, and slept.

When He woke up, the iron rod that was in his body, that has been causing him so much pain was lying by his side on the bed.

I won’t lie to you, no blood.

Why?

When God operated on Adam to bring out Eve, there was no blood.

God is the original Surgeon.

If God knows that here is going to be a somebody who is going to be a soul winner for Me, who will do My own, He will do your own – He will.

When He touched the leper, He knew He was breaking His own law, the law of God says you don’t touch a leper, if you touch a leper, you will become unclean.

But God say no no this one is different; I know this one is going to win souls for me. You know the other one.

Just one more example and then we would pray.

Luke chapter 8 from verse 26 to 40, talks about the mad man of Gadarene, I always talked about him, he was mad, so mad, mad people called him mad – he was mad mad.

And then he saw Jesus Christ, and even with all his madness he still knew he has to worship God.

He was even grateful, though he was mad, he was grateful that he was still alive, grateful at least he was still living somewhere even it is grave yard, and God set him free.

Then, the people around saw him free, seating down at the feet of Jesus Christ, cloth in his right mind and they were afraid.

So they came to Jesus and say please go away from us we have not seen this kind of power before, go.

Okay! Jesus Christ I will leave and as He was about to go and the man came to him, please I want to go with You.

Jesus said, no no, I have an assignment for you, go back and tell your people about what God has done.

Read that passage, make sure you read that passage.

The Bible says that the man went round everywhere; everywhere telling them about what Jesus has done, by asking them you should have come to Jesus, you shouldn’t have driven Him away, He is such a wonderful person.

The Bible says when Jesus Christ returned to the same place, the whole city was waiting to receive Him because one man has shown his gratitude by telling others.

God has been good to you, I know it.

You may say He has done enough, but at least you are still alive.

I know there might still be some problems in your life, but I know He is solution, and He is nearly waiting for you to do His own, so He can do your own.

If only you can made up your mind from now; I will no longer be an ingrate; I will tell everyone from now on about Jesus. Nothing is going to close my mouth.

The worst thing they will do when you say come with me to church is to say I am not coming – that’s all; that is the worst they can do.

But they are people who have been watching you, waiting - when are you going to invite me to the Holy Ghost service? When are you going to invite me to your church?

They are waiting for the invitation, they are there in your place of work, in your compound, and there are thousands of people surrounding, just waiting to here.

One Brother was saying something to me, I met him somewhere last month, and he said one day, my cousin was sharing her testimony, he said I nearly which that the ground will open his mouth and swallow me.

I said, why?

He said the sister had been barren for years, I think it was either 54 or 56 years old, I can’t remember, and the sister finally got a child, and when she was sharing the testimony, she said I have brother, who is a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, he never invited me, it was somebody else who brought me to the camp, and the day I came to the camp God answered my prayers.

He said I was seating down there.

I which the ground will open so that I can go and hide, because everybody knew she was talking about me.

How many of you will want Almighty God to make you whole - Not just heal you but to make you whole?

How many of you want Him to move you from nothing to absolutely overflowing abundance?

How many of you want Him to turn the tide totally against your enemy?

How many of you who say from now on I will be grateful to Him?

Because in the text that we read, the enemies have gathered round the children of Israel, they were about to close in, but then as Samuel was raising an Ebenezer to God, the Bible says, God turned on the enemy.

When you learn to be grateful to God, He will keep the enemy subdued under your feet.

My children once ask me, Daddy we hear that many nights you go out at 11p.m and at times you don’t come until around five in the morning, what are you praying about?

I said haa! Prayer!

They said yes.

What are you asking God for?

I said ninety five percent of the time, am only thank Him, am only thanking Him for what He has done; that is why He is doing more – that’s why He is doing more, because I am always saying thank You, thank You for yesterday, thank You for last year, thank You for last Holy Ghost service, thank You…

That is why He is doing more, that’s why He is doing more.

And I know that God brought you here tonight to change your life, to put a new song in your mouth.

But will you be grateful to Him?

Will you begin to win souls for Him, on a daily basis?

Do His own and He will do your own.

In conclusion, how do we know those who are ungrateful?

They stay in sin.

What do they do? They stay in sin.

What is sin?

Sin simply means disobedience (plain language).

God told Adam and Eve, don’t eat this fruit.

They disobeyed; they ate it – that’s sin; that is a sin!

So, you stay in sin, it means you are an ingrate.

Haa! You know the commandment of Jesus Christ, go bear fruits, let your fruits abide, that is the commandment. You say I am not going to do it that is sin.

He said surrendered your life to me so that I can make you vessel unto honour.

You say, No, leave me alone, I want to live the way I like, that is sin.

But He is here tonight to wipe away your tears.

He is here tonight to save your soul and to wash you clean from all your sins.

So if you are here tonight and you have not yet giving your life to Jesus Christ, come quickly, come and surrender your life to Him, there is power mighty in His blood and that blood can cleanse you from all sins and turn you unto vessel unto honour in the hand of God.

So, if you want to give your life to Jesus, come.

 

 

 

By @PastorEAAdeboye #NovemberHGS

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