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LITTLE LIGHTS

LITTLE LIGHTS 2016 09 Apr
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We are talking about Little Light and we are referring to the children of cause.

1Samuel chapter 3, I am reading from verse 1 all the way to 10.

1Samuel chapter 3 from verse 1 to 10

1And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision.

And before we continue reading; what do you think of the way the children had led the service this night?

Fantastic!

Don’t you think so?

It tells us that if we leave the service to them, they can conduct the whole thing.

I believe that one day will come when we will just say; just go ahead, when you finish in the night, I will come and pray for you.

I think that will be a glorious day; and that day is coming.

The MC, the one who did the preaching, the choir, the band, let us give the Lord a big round over applaud for these fantastic children.

Wonderful

We have a glorious tomorrow.

Thank You Lord.

2. And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;

3. And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;

4. That the Lord called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.

5. And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.

6. And the Lord called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.

7. Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, neither was the word of the Lord yet revealed unto him.

8. And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the Lord had called the child.

9. Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10. And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.

I pray that your children will soon begin to hear from the Lord.

The world is ruled by two principal forces: Darkness and Light.

Genesis chapter 1 from verse 1 to 3 - In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness cover the face of the whole heart. And the Spirit of God began to move. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Darkness and then, Light.

Now, these two forces are represented or presented or depicted in the Bible by various names.

Deuteronomy 30 verse 19 referred to them as: Death and Life; Curses and Blessings.

Psalm 30 verse 5 says: weeping may endure for a night; joy comes in the morning. In order words, weeping and night, they are together – Darkness and Sorrow. And then, Joy and morning – Enjoying and Light, they also go together.

In the book of Daniel chapter 10 verse 1 to 14, you will see again the two depicted as: Demons and Angels.

So, there are these two forces controlling everything going on in the world.

Now, what happens in your life is greatly determined by which of these two of these two forces is in charge of your life.

In Luke chapter 8 verse 1 to 3, there was time demons were controlling the life of Mary Magdalene. But then a time came when Jesus stepped into her situation, drove darkness out and took over; and the one who used to be a witch became a Divine Treasurer.

In Mark chapter 5 verse 1 to 20: when legion of demons were controlling the life of one man, he was hurting himself, cutting himself with stones, tearing filters of iron with bear hands, living in the grave yard, but when Jesus came into the situation of his life and the light of God drove away the darkness; suddenly, the mad man became an Evangelist for God.

Now, whether we love to admit it or not, every one leans towards either of these two forces.

It is either you are leaning towards the forces of darkness or you are leaning towards the forces of light.

For example in Acts chapter 13 verse 6 to 12: the Bible tells us that Paul went to preached to a Governor and he met a sorcerer there.

And what is a sorcerer doing in the house of a Governor?

Because the Governor believes that he needed the help of the sorcerer to succeed in life.

So, when Paul came and brought the gospel of Jesus Christ; the sorcerer said, don’t listen to light, stay with me in the darkness.

I am praying for somebody here today, any trace of darkness left in your life, will be dismissed today.

And we all know, at least if we want to be sincere that in the past before we met the Lord Jesus Christ, we are cling toward one sorcerer or the other, witch-doctor, whatever name they are called, for protection.

Because at that time, we did know that what we claim to be power is powerless power.

Some of you will remember my testimony when things seem to be going well with me: Young man, a lecturer in the University; I had a car; I built a house…, I mean very very young.

Somebody in my family said, the way this boy is going we need to fortify him, so that witches and wizard will not destroy him.

And they took me to one big herbalist in Oshogbo and they said this man will fortify you; he has all powers.

And I drove there in my car; I saw where he was living; I looked at myself: what am I doing here – a Lecturer.

But well, since they said, he was going to fortified me; well, let see.

I think he notice the way I looked at him and he decided: yes; I will do whatever they ask me to do but I will torture this fellow a little.

So, he asked me to bring a goat and he said that the goat must not be brought in the car; he must me legged by me through the town of Oshogbo.

You can imagine a lecturer in the University struggling with a goat in the town.

Anyway, I got the goat to him and he made whatever he said he was going to make; and he gave me three charms.

He said I should tie one to the steering of my car to make sure that I will never collide with anybody in front.

He asked me to tie one in the boot of my car that nobody will ever collide with my boot – nobody will collide with me from the back.

And then, he gave me one that I should tie it under sit.

He said, just in case. And I was wondering what again? – No collision in front; no collision behind; what is the ‘just-in-case’?

He said: just in case – the son of man will just disappear.

Lord, have mercy.

I came to Lagos, tie these three charms and in two weeks, I had three collision.

So, I took the three things, turn them out and threw into the lagoon.

Some of you are laughing at me now as if you don’t know what I am talking about.

That is okay.

But, stand on your feet and lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, from tonight onward, let Your light take absolute control of my life.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. No more dealings with these powerless powers. No more dealings with forces of darkness. Let Your power, Your light rule my life completely. Let Your light rule my life completely from tonight onward. Let Your light rule my life complete. No more links with any force of darkness Lord, let Your light rule my life completely. Thank You Father. Let Your light rule my life, rule my home, rule my business, rule my all completely, completely. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

I could tell you several stories about highly educated people who still lean towards these forces of darkness for protection.

My uncle of blessed memory before he gave his life to Jesus Christ; an Engineer, consultant Engineer, trained in Britain; came home and went to consult one of these powerless powers.

He said, I want to be protected from all the witches and wizard in our compound. And they said that is a very simple matter.

They told him to get a particular type of leave; spread on the ground; defecate on it and pour some powder they have chanted some incantation over on the feces and eat the whole thing up.

And they said nobody ever touches feces, nobody will ever touch you from now.

So, he came home bragging – now I have become untouchable by any of you.

He nearly died of cholera.

Thank God that Jesus finally came into his life.

The light of God will drive away darkness from your life in Jesus’ name.

Light has this peculiar characteristic; and that is: it shines everywhere – no matter how light the light. You put it somewhere, it will shine.

Mathew chapter 5 verse 14 says: you are the light of the world. A city set on hill cannot be hid. when you take light anywhere, it will shine.

Joseph for example was a young boy, he shown in Potiphar’s house.

Genesis chapter 39 verse 1 to 6; he was a slave in Potiphar’s house and yet within a short period of time, Potiphar had hand everything in his household to Joseph; his light shown.

And then a problem arose between Joseph and Potiphar’s wife as result of which Joseph landed in prison.

Genesis 39 verse 20 to 23: as soon as he landed in prison, he began to shine again; so much so that the Jailer, the one in charge of the prison, handed everything over to Joseph.

Somebody said, prison cannot be too bad, if you are the one in charge.

Joseph shown in prison; and then, of course, he finally shown in Egypt (Genesis chapter 41 from verse 1 to the end).

Anywhere you put light, it will shine. It can shine in slavery. It can shine in prison. And shine in a nation.

Or you take another fellow: Philip.

He was a young fellow but he shown in the church.

Acts chapter 6 verse 1 to 5: when they are looking for people to make deacons, they chose Philip among them the seven.

He was a very young fellow.

Now, you have seen our children performing here tonight; you have seen beautiful singing; you have seen beautiful preaching; you have seen all manners of beautiful things happening; and these are little children – little light; and they are already shining in the church of God.

Philip went away from shinning in the church and went to Samaria.

Samaria was a city of heathen at that time, but when he got there he shown - Acts chapter 8 verse 5 to 8.

He shown so brightly that he brought joy to a whole city.

As a matter of fact, he showed so brightly that even the elders in Jerusalem had about it.

Very little boy but excelled to the extent that even the elders took note.

And then, the Bible said, he was transferred into a desert.

Acts chapter 8 verse 25 to 39; and even in the desert, he shown.

He saw a great man there in the desert, joined him in his chariot, preached the gospel to him, and converted him to Christianity, in the desert.

I know at least some of the elders seating on the altar here today who were brought into the church of God by their children.

I know one in particular who will never step into another church other than his own special cathedral.

But he will bring the children to Sunday school, dropped them and then go.

But when he saw the changes happening in the life of the children, he decided: I think I will worship with you on one occasion, and that was when the Almighty God got him.

Light, no matter how little, will shine where it goes.

And I am praying that from tonight onward your little light will begin to shine.

I still remember some forty years ago, so, you will know how young I was then.

There was the world conference of Applied Mathematicians, in Canada. Only two of us represented Nigeria and so, that make me feel very big. I thought I must be a real Mathematician now.

At that time I think I must have published about a dozen articles in world journals.

And then all these great great men gather from all over the world for this world conference.

When it was time to start, the Professor who gave the first lecture had published a hundred and fifty articles. That alone was enough to frighten me.

Then he began to speak and he began to discuss the mathematics of brain.

I said oh God what am I doing here?

I prayed. I say God when it is my turn to present my paper; please don’t let him be present.

And then, the day came for me to present my paper; and who was the fellow seating right in front of me? It was this big man.

Well, fortunately, what you will do: you will read your paper. Even though my leg was trembling, I still read.

Trouble only comes when they begin to ask you questions.

But I finished reading, and then, everybody got up and began to clap including this man.

I said, Lord God Almighty, thank You.

And nobody ask me any question because I had prayed about that before I went.

Later on, this big man came to me and said, oh! that was a great work my little boy, that was a great work. But don’t you think that instead of doing it by complex analysis, you could have done it by vector analysis.

I said, oh yeah oh yeah (laughing) oh yeah

Stand on your feet, cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, from now on, anywhere my children go, let their light shine.

Let their light shine. No matter how little they are, anywhere they go, anywhere my children will go from now, let their light shine. Let their light shine oh Lord. Anywhere they go, even among great people, let their light still shine. Let their light shine O Lord. Let the light of all my children begin to shine anywhere they go: at home, abroad, in the church, in school, everywhere let their light begin to shine. Let their light begin to shine. O yes Lord God Almighty, all these little light that You have given me, let them begin to shine, let them begin to shine. Let them shine at home, let them shine at school, let them shine in the church of God, let them shine everywhere. Let these little lights of mine begin to shine; let them begin to shine; let them begin to shine. Let them begin to shine, shine very brightly; let them begin to shine.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen. So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

And then, Little lights can become Great light, because almost invariably, great things always stay small; that is while you must not under estimate these little lights.

In Mark chapter 4 verse 30 to 32: the Lord Jesus Christ spoke to us about the grain of mustard seed. He said of all the seeds in the world, it is the smallest.

And yet, when it is planted, it will grow to become the biggest tree that birds and animals will now begin to come and take refuse under its shadow.

Great things always start small.

Now, the Little light, can become Great light as in the example I read to you in 1Samuel chapter 3 verse 1 to 10.

Samuel was a small child; he didn’t even know what is called the voice of the Lord.

When God was calling him, he thought it was Eli calling him – three times, he kept on going to Eli saying you called me, you called me. Until Eli had to tell him, no no no, I am not the one calling.

Next time you hear that voice, just say to the One calling: speak Lord, Your servant heareth.

But very soon, according to 1Samuel chapter 3 verse 19 to 21: the Bible said, Samuel grew; he was a Little light but he grew. He grew to such an extent that any prophecy he gave, came to pass. God didn’t allow his word to fall to the ground.

Very soon, the boy who didn’t know the voice of God before was able to become a nation prophet.

Ant then, by the time you get to 1Samuel chapter 10 verse 1: that little light that needed to be told: this is God talking; became a king maker. He was the first fellow to anoint the king for Israel.

And then, he kept on growing, by the time we got to 1Samuel chapter 15 verse 17 to 29, he became a king remover.

And to put a king in position is not as difficult as to remove him.

I mean, this boy grew so much that when the king torn his dress, he said, you tore my dress? Your majesty, your kingdom is gone.

Small Light became great light.

You can consider another example – David.

In 1Samuel 16 verse 11 to 13; David was just an ordinary shepherd boy in the bush, even though God had noticed him because he was always singing praises to God.

But he was just an ordinary shepherd boy, even his father did not consider him as someone who will become great but then, he was anointed to be king among his brethren.

By the time we got to 1Samuel chapter 17 verse 1 to 51; the small shepherd boy had become a national hero; he has wipe out the shame of a whole nation by killing Goliath.

He was an unknown boy but he grew and became great.

He kept on growing, and growing until when you read about him in Mark chapter 10 verse 46 to 52; Bartimaeus called Jesus Christ the Son of David.

That little shepherd boy ended up becoming the father of the King of kings himself.

See, one thing about God is this, he may start small with you, but if you stay close to Him, you will not end small.

And I am believing God for somebody here today, no matter how small your light is, that light is not going to end small.

I remember the first time I attended a fellowship of Christians at the University of Lagos, after I have just become born again. Somebody took me and said come to the fellowship of the brethren.

And we were there, we were singing; many of the choruses then, I didn’t know the words, so, I was just coming along, but it was beautiful, I was enjoying myself.

And all of a sudden, as if by agreement, everybody became silent, and then, one fellow began to prophesy:

Thus saith the Lord; and he went on and on.

Then, I notched the fellow who took me there; I said, when did God say that?

He said, shee! God is talking.

I said, I am not hearing anything, he said, keep quite.

(Laughing) That was my first contact with prophecy. But by the grace of God, the little light grew.

And many of you will remember, you will remember at least one occasion when we were in the auditorium we were before we moved here.

When I told all of you to shake hands with your neighbours and say happy New Year in June.

How many of you remember that occasion?

We said happy New Year on Friday, by Monday, the whole of the nation was rejoicing.

I want to say someone here today, today will be a new beginning for you.

I want you to stand on your feet and pray the next prayer; pray with all your heart. Say: Father, let my light begin to grow rapidly.

Go ahead. Let my light begin to grow rapidly. My light may be small now, but, Almighty God, let my light begin to grow rapidly, let my light begin to grow rapidly. Let my light begin to grow rapidly Father. Let my light begin to grow very very rapidly. No matter how little my light may be right now, let it begin to grow rapidly, rapidly. Let it begin to grow rapidly. Let it begin to grow rapidly. Let my light begin to grow very very rapidly. Thank You. Let it begin to grow rapidly Father. Whatever little light You have already planted in me, Let it begin to grow rapidly Lord; Let it begin to grow rapidly from now on, from now on. Let it begin to grow very very rapidly. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Now, that is my way of introduction.

The real thing is that your child is a Potential light.

That little child you are carrying on your lap or standing beside you or seating next to you is a potential light.

Why?

Because light gives birth to light

James chapter 1 verse 17 says, all good and perfect gifts come down from above; from God the Father of light…

And it tells you who Father of light is.

It said, with whom there is no variableness, shadow of turning – God is perfect light, His children therefore are light.

And in John chapter 8 verse 44; Jesus Christ was talking to some people and say: you are of your father the devil.

In order words, darkness gives birth to darkness. Light gives birth to light.

So, if you are born again, if you are a child of God, according to Mathew 5:14, you are light of the world, so your children are light – light will give birth to light.

And so, that little child by your side might be a Prophet in the making.

Jeremiah chapter 1 verse 4 to 5 – God spoke to Jeremiah, He said, before I formed thee, I knew thee; while you are yet in your mother’s womb, I have already ordained you, sanctified you, set you apart to be a prophet to the nation. That little child might be a potential prophet to nations.

Or like David that I referred to earlier on. That little child might be a future leader.

Today, he is small; tomorrow, he might become a leader.

Or, as in the case of Samson that you read in Judges chapter 13 verse 1 to end: that little child may be a future deliverer of his people.

Today he is small, he doesn’t look at it, but you never can tell, that fellow may be a future deliverer of his people.

Or, according to Judges chapter 4…

Thank You Father.

The Lord says, there is someone here tonight; He said, your enemies will soon give you a nick name, and the nickname is ‘the Indestructible one’.

And that is good.

That means after they have tried and tried and tried to destroy you and they can’t succeed, they will give you a nickname and say: this is the indestructible one.

I want to say amen to that myself.

Or, Judges chapter 4 verse 4 to 14 is talking about Deborah there.

That little girl by your side could be a future military leader.

You never can tell what kind of light you are holding, you never can tell.

It takes someone with special revelation to look at a little child and see something great.

And I am believing God that every child here tonight will become great.

I have told of an old man in my village when I was a child.

I was just going to what you will call probably nursery school.

You will had a plate made of wood and paint it black and give us chalk and we will go to school, and we may spend the whole day learning to right letter A and…, just to get us away from home.

But one day I was coming home with that plate on my head and chalk all over my face, and this old man saw me and said, hmmm, Senior Academician.

What is academician about a boy carrying a plate on his head with chalk in his hands, chalk all over the face?

But somehow he saw somebody with a P.hD – he saw into the future.

And I have big bold to say tonight that I see into the future of your children that in the might name of Jesus Christ, they will become very great.

But if you don’t mind asking you to stand and pray because this is a very special night and you will notice that I am pouring as we want to finish on time.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, whatever is Your purpose for my children, let them be fulfilled.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Whatever is Your purpose for my children, let them be fulfilled, let them be fulfilled. If what I have by my side is a future prophet, let him become a prophet. If is to become a leader, let him become a leader. If is going to become a Judge, let that purpose be fulfilled. If is going to become a great warrior, just let Your purpose for my children be fulfilled. Let Your purpose for my children be fulfilled. Let Your purpose for my children be fulfilled. Let Your purpose for my children be fulfilled. Thank You Father. Yes Lord, Let Your purpose for my children be fulfilled. Thank You my Daddy.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Amen.

Please be seated.

Now the clause of the matter is this, not all little lights are allowed to mature.

When you go to the scriptures, you will find serious example of people who were light but the enemy put out the light before they can become great.

This is where we are going to need very serious prayers.

In Genesis chapter 4 verse 3 to 8 …

Thank You Father.

The Lord said there is a woman here; the Doctor said that they suspect that your child might me autistic; the Lord asks you to lay your hand on that child and say: peace be still, and everything will be okay.

Thank You Father. Thank You very very much for that. Thank You

In Genesis chapter 4 verse 3 to 8, the Bible tells us about Abel and Cain.

Cain was already doing the will of God; he was a little light, but the brother put out that light – the brother killed the light.

In Exodus chapter 2 verse 1 to 10, before Moses was born at all, death was waiting for him. There was already a decree that says, if this baby that is to be born is a boy, it must be killed. That was before Moses was born, death was waiting.

Some of us we know what we are talking about, those of us who came from some very poor background.

In the mud hurts to which we were born; our parents, in an attempt to remove the dust, would gather some leaves, mixed it with dung of cows and use it to paints the floor; we were born as it were; handed over to uncountable number of germs. Death was waiting.

The woman who cut the umbilical cord uses one rotten knife. Tied the umbilical cord with some very dirty rags…, thank God we survive.

Death was waiting.

Many of the children died and they said, they are killed by witches.

No! Germs took care of them.

For Moses, death was waiting.

Even the Lord Jesus Christ: in Mathew chapter 2 verse 13 to 16 – His Father in heaven had to say to Joseph; ‘take the child and run’, because there is somebody who wants to put out his light even before he begins to shine at all.

The good news however is this: whatever is of God shall be forever.

Because Psalm 33 verse 11 says, the counsel of the Lord shall stand.

That is why many of us are still alive today because God has made up His mind; this light is going to be big. That is why we didn’t die small.

1Peter chapter 5 verse 8 tells us that the enemy may be walking about, seeking whom he may devour – Yes! There are witches; yes! There are wizard all over the place;

But, 2Chronicles chapter 16 verse 9 says, the eyes of the Lord run to and fro, looking for someone on whose behalf He is going to show Himself strong.

But for the Almighty God, many of us will not be here today. That God who kept us till now, He is able to keep our children, and He will do so in Jesus’ name.

I have told you the story before, how the devil had tried several times; maybe he had a glimpse of what was coming and he tried to put out my light.

I told you in particular of a time when my eldest sister and myself, we were coming from the farm.

We were walking, singing carefree and I am talking about way back in the 1950’s when the white people ruled Nigeria.

And they come to our village in their Jeep to collect gold, because there was minning in those days there.

And in those days, if a white man should kill your son; you must carry your son, carry the dead body and begin to say thank you thank you to the white man as you run to hide; because if you don’t run, they can arrest you for negligence.

So, in my village in those days, they called them ‘the One-who-Kills and say thank You to him’ (Alapadupe); the elders here will know what I am talking about.

And so, my sister and I were coming from the farm, coming to the village; and all of a sudden we heard a sound; by the time we looked back, Alapadupewas already on us.

My sister grabbed me and jumped out of the way and we landed in one of the dried pit where the Miners have dug before; and my heart was beating violently.

And then, all of a sudden as we are just calming down, we heard a noise in the pit; it was the hissing of a snake, and we looked and it was probably the most poisonous of all the snakes in the area – very black and terrible – we have come to disturb him in his habitant.

So we froze. My sister and I, our hearts stop beating and the snake hissing angrily climb out of the pit. By the time he finally got out, that was when we began to breathe again.

We came out of the pit, got back home, and for weeks, I kept on having night mares – either dreams of the Alapadupe or dream of the snake; I will woke up shouting. Until finally I broke up in a very high fever that finally led to my fainting – becoming unconscious.

Alapadupe could not me; the serpent could not get; the nightmare did not succeed; and even the high fever failed.

I am believing God that it doesn’t matter what the enemy may try, they will not succeed over your children.

That is why I am calling on you to stand on your feet and cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, all the efforts to put out my light, let them fail.

Please open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God. All the efforts of enemies known and unknown, to put out my light Lord, let them fail, let them fail, let them fail, let them fail, let them fail. All the efforts of forces of darkness, of witches or wizards, of enemies known and unknown to put out my light, let all these efforts fail, let them fail, Lord, let them fail, let them fail, let them fail, please Lord, let them fail, let them fail. Thank You Jesus. All the efforts of the enemy to put out my light let these efforts fail. Let them fail. Thank You Father. Thank You Almighty God. Thank You Jesus.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

That is why your lights need divine protection.

They need divine protection against dream-killers.

Genesis 37 verse 13 to 24. The brothers of Joseph saw him; they said, behold the dreamer cometh; let us kill him and see what will become of his dreams – they wanted to put out that light.

They threw him into a pit; by the special grace of God, the pit was dry; because he would have drowned if there had been water in the pit. God moved ahead of the brothers.

Mathew chapter 10 verse 36 said it clearly: a man’s foes would be they of his household. There are enemies in your household.

The moment they see your light beginning to shine – that little child…, you child needs divine protection; not only against all those enemies; many a times these children need divine protection against you – you their parents.

They need protection against parental errors.

I mean, look at Genesis 19 verse 30 to 38; it tells us about the story of Lot and his two daughters.

When they find themselves alone in a cave; they have observed that their father drink just a little at a time – just a little, the father never got drunk before – just a little bit. And these daughters who are of course like their mother, made a plot to make the old man drunk.

He got drunk first night; slept with his first daughter, he didn’t know what he did.

Drunk the second night, make the second daughter pregnant, not knowing what he did.

And they produced children that became terrors to the children of Israel.

Children at times need protection against little habits of their parents, because they are watching you. They are looking at you very closely, studying everything you do.

And they need divine protection against generational curses – some curses that had been brought down the line by the actions of parents and grandparents – they need divine protection against this.

Each time I read 2Kings chapter 5 verse 20 to 27 where Elisha cursed Gehazi and said the leprosy of Naaman will cleave on you and your seed forever.

I tremble because children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, if they are born into the lineage of Gehazi, they will end up Lepers.

And just in case you think that is right now the white people are discovering genetical problems. Ask our elders, our fore-fathers, they will tell in those days when you want to marry, let us know who.

When you told them this is the fellow, they will go and find out the family that girl is coming from.

How many mad people had been there?

How many lepers had been there?

I my right or wrong you elders?

So, no matter how beautiful she is. If they had been lepers, somewhere along the line, they will say no way, you are not bringing leprosy into our home.

Now! (Laughing) You even marry online.

God have mercy.

Hass tag(#) boyfriend. #girlfriend.

That is why you end up with #leprosy; #HIVpositive

And when you read Exodus 17 verse 8 to 14, you will find that something happened.

There is somebody called Amalek that rose up against the children of Israel when they are coming out of Egypt going to the Promise Land.

God won the battle for the children of Israel but God said, write it down, a day is coming when I Am going to wipe out the memory of Amalek.

And by the time you get to 1Samuel chapter 15 verse 1 to 3; God said to king Saul, now I remember what Amalek did, it is time for my vengeance; go and wipe out everybody in that city: husband, wife, children…

The children were not there when their fore-father committed the crime but they paid for it.

 I am praying today…; I could have told you some stories along this line but I want to hurry because of the children

I am praying today that any curse that may still be hanging in your family shall be destroyed tonight.

So, what is your duty: Papa! Mama! Towards this wonderful little Lights:

Expose them to God as soon as possible, and do it diligently.

I feel distress when I see children of Pastors and Deacons and Deaconesses – I am not saying in this church, it may be anywhere; who cannot even sing a single chorus and cannot even quote a simple Bible passage, because their parent didn’t care, the parent didn’t expose them to God: they think they are still too small – nobody is too small to know God.

Expose them quickly to God because Isaiah 49 verse 15 says; can a woman forget her baby that she brought forth? The Almighty God says, she may forget but I won’t forget.

You may fall asleep; God won’t fall asleep.

Psalm 121 verse 4 says, the One who keeps Israel would neither sleep nor slumber.

You cannot protect your children when you are sleeping; but God never sleeps – expose them to God, He will take care.

You may get tired, you are a human being but God never gets tired.

Isaiah chapter 40 verse 28 tells us clearly, He does not get tired.

And you have limits as parents; that is why you must expose them to God quickly.

There are limits to what you can do, but there is no limit to what God can do.

Luke chapter 18 verse 27 says, what is impossible with man, is possible with God.

You cannot follow these children to boarding house; you cannot even be with them in the school 24/7. You cannot be with them when they travelled with their colleagues and so on and so forth. But God is everywhere – introduced them to God and do it early and do it diligently.

Which brings us to the point: why do we ask you to bring them for anointing?

Because they need the anointing before the enemies begin to come

Thank God David was able to say in 1Samuel 17 verse 34 to end; he said, he was in the farm when the lion came, the father was not there;  when the bear came, the father was not there,  brothers were not even there but the anointing was there.

The anointing took care of the lion, took care of the bear.

In Judges 14 verse 5 to 6, Samson was going on a journey when a lion roared at him.

But the anointing of God that was upon him rose up and destroyed the lion.

These children needs the anointing of God, so that when we are not around, the anointing will continue to do the work.

Let me conclude, so that we can get to anoint these children.

Thank You Father.

Daddy says, one of the children here tonight is going to become the richest person in Nigeria.

I am sure you will like to say amen: Lord, let it be one of mine.

Alright.

Thank You Father.

There was woman in the church, some of the people here will know here by the time I finish this story.

She had no child, she was barren, but she was an addicted soul winner.

She was rich, and she uses her little wealth to bring children to church.

Every Sunday, she will hire a bus to go and bring children to church. She was an addicted soul winner.

She had no child.

But before she died, three of her spiritual children became an assistant general overseer in this church. Four of them became members of the Governing council.

The Lord asked me to tell you that story because there is someone here, he said, your spiritual children will become prominent in the Lord.

In conclusion

Parents, you have a lot to do.

You know the story in 2Kings chapter 2 verse 19 to 22; the people of Jericho, the elders of Jericho came to Elisha and said Sir, our city is beautiful but we have problems.

We have barrenness, we have death.., and the man said, go and bring me salt; bring it in a new crews and take me to the fountain of your river. And he went pour in with the salt, made the decree and the problems ended.

Jericho had been living under a curse for years until the man of God came on the scene and he asked the people to do something before he could do something:

Bring a new crew – He is telling you parents, you need to turn over a new leave, you need to become born again, you need to become a Christian true and true; you need to be in Christ so that you can become a new creature.

You need to become a Christian, so that you can become the salt of the earth.

And then of course, you need to cry unto God constantly for your children.

Many of us pray for jobs; we pray for promotion; we pray for prosperity; we forget to pray for our future.

We must constantly pray for these little ones, we must constantly pray for them.

There was an old man, elderly man; we went to preach to him. He said, no no no, don’t worry about me his own case is already too late; if my children want to become Christian, fine; but me, is too late; then, please I am busy.

Busy – he was building a massive house; he refused to surrender to Jesus.

When he died, the children remove everything that can be removed from that house and sold to buy drugs.

The elders have a saying, ‘you don’t train your child, you don’t build your child, you are building a house; the child you refused to build will sell the house that you have built’.

Brethren, you need to expose these children to Jesus; you yourself must be a child of God – you yourself must be a light in order to produce light. You yourself must be a salt to season the life of these children.

And then of course, when you decide that you want to serve the Lord, never leave your children behind – never leave your children behind – as you are growing spiritually, let the grow with you.

Remember what Joshua said in Joshua 24 verse 15; he said as for me and my house, we will do what? We will serve the Lord.

An incident happens in Chicago…, and by the way, I brought greeting from Chicago, I have just returned from there.

A woman keeping running to me as I was coming out of the church with her two children and they were trying to keep her away and she said you will have to kill me if you don’t let me get to the man of God.

Finally, I saw her, I said please let her come.

She brought the two children.

She said all I want you to do is: lay hands on them and pray that they will grow and become like your children.

That request touched me.

There are many of us who are growing in the Lord and we leave our children behind.

I make sure by the special grace of God that everywhere I went, whenever the opportunity occur, I brought my children along to let them grow in the way of the Lord.

When I go and fishing, they go and fishing with me.

Any opportunity I had…, I don’t want to watch over other people’s children and lose my own; I wanted them to grow up together with me.

We did Bible study everywhere. I take them for a walk; and when we go for a walk we do Bible study as we go.

I make sure by the grace of God that they will grow up and become a child of the Living God.

So, when somebody said I want my children to be like your children – I say, Father, I thank You.

I pray for all parents who are here today that all your children will grow up to love the Lord.

Light gives birth to light.

Darkness will give birth to darkness.

So, if you are out there: Mama, Papa, and you are not yet born again, please, if only for the sake of your children, come and give your life to Jesus now.

When you give your life to Him, He will translate you out of darkness and bring you into light. And when you are in the light, that light will begin to affect your children.

So, if you want to give your life to Jesus, come.

I know there is a huge crowd out there and so, I am going to count from one to fifteen. But come as quickly as you can and come and surrender your life to Jesus Christ.

And please, don’t leave your children behind, just carry the child with you, don’t let your child be separated from you tonight. The crowd is big. So, stay close to your child.

If you want to give your life to Jesus, come now - I am counting

One, two…; and children, you are not too young to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, He save souls: whether young souls or old souls, you can come and surrender your life to Him too.

Three, four, five…;

When anyone is in Christ, he becomes a new creature; old things passed away, all things become new. Come to Him now.

Six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen…

Those of you, who are on the way, keep coming, keep coming, keep coming; just make sure you get here before I finish praying.

And those of you who are already in front and those of who are on the way talk to Jesus: say, Lord, save my soul. I have come to surrender my life to You; I want to become a brand new creature. Let Your blood wash away my sins. Give me a brand new beginning oh Lord. I want to be light; I don’t want to be darkness anymore, please save my soul.

Talk to Jesus Christ now

And please the rest of us, let us stretch our hands towards these people and intercede for them that the Almighty God who saved our souls will save their souls also. Let us intercede for them. Let us pray that God will have mercy on every one of them that He will watch them clean with His blood, that He will save their souls tonight.

And Counselors I think you need to begin to move close because this crowd is a bit much, you will need to attend to them here.

Keep coming those of you who is still on the way. Keep coming, I will be praying in about thirty seconds; make sure you get here before I finish praying.

Let us intercede for these people in another one minute. Let us pray that God will have mercy on them, that He will save their souls and He will wash them clean with His blood and give them a brand new beginning. That He will translate them from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. Let us pray for them brethren. Let us pray for them.

And those of who are on the way, you have ten seconds more to get here.

Thank You Father.

But just keep coming, keep coming, make sure you get here before I finish praying because I am about to pray now.

Just keep coming, keep coming; I can see many of you are still on the way. Keep coming – this is your night of salvation, don’t miss it; cry to Jesus as you come: ask Him to save your soul. Ask Him to wash you clean with His blood. Ask Him to give you a brand new beginning, to move you out of the kingdom of darkness, into His marvelous light. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Father Almighty I want to thank You for Your word; and I want to thank You for all these Your wonderful children. I want to thank You because You said who so ever will come unto You, You will in no wise cast out; they have come to You now Father, receive them in Jesus’ name; forgive them in Jesus’ name; wash them clean with Your blood in Jesus’ name; write their names in the Book of Life in Jesus’ name.

Father I am praying that, as You are saving their souls today, You will translate them completely into the kingdom of light and darkness will no longer have power over them in Jesus’ name.

Please Lord God Almighty, from now on, anytime they call on You, answer them by fire in Jesus’ name. When darkness sees them coming, let darkness run in Jesus’ name; and let their light begin to shine.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

And those of you in front let me hear you shout hallelujah.

I congratulate all of you and I rejoice with you because from now on by the grace of God I will be praying for you. So, I am going to need your names, your address, prayer requests.

Counselors will give you a card, which you are to fill as quickly as possible and give back to them. And if you can’t fill it or you don’t have pen, the Counselors will be ready to help you. So, quickly now, go about filling the card.

And the rest of us: parents, children alike, let us begin to worship the Almighty God as we wait for the Counselors to finish with these people.

God bless you.

Okay.

We want to pray some prayers now; now that the anointing is fresh; I want you to stand on your feet and pray this prayer with all your heart.

First and foremost in appreciation that God has decide to anoint us again tonight, let us shout a big hallelujah.

And then, lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, if any hands try to touch my children for evil cut the hands off.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. From this moment onward, if any hands try to touch any of my children for evil, Father, cut the hands off. Any hand that tries touching any of my children for evil, my Lord and my Saviour, cut the hand off. From this moment onward, by the power of the Holy Spirit, by the auction of the anointing, if any hands try to touch my children for evil, cut the hands off Lord, just cut it off. Any hand that tries to touch my children for evil from now on just cut the hand off. Thank You Father. Any evil hand trying to touch my children, from now on any evil hand trying to touch me, from now on, just cut them off Lord, cut them off, cut them off. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

You better pray this prayer with all your heart and say, Father, any group of people gathering against my family, scatter them.

Open your mouth cry to God. Scatter them if they are gathering against my family. Scatter them Lord by the auction of the anointing, any group gathering against my family, any group gathering against my family, Lord God Almighty scatter them, scatter them, scatter them even before they can formulate any plan against my family, Lord scatter them. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

This prayer is just for a few, those who don’t need any more pains or sorrows in their families are those who are to pray this one.

You will lift your voice to Him and say: Father, from now, let there be no cry of pain or sorrow or loss in my family forever.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. No more cry of pain, no more cry of sorrow, no more cry of loss, no more cry of death, no more cry of tragedy in my family ever again. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said very soon, the sound of music will return to your home.

Thank You Father.

The Lord asked me to tell someone, He said, the biggest serpent in your family will die this month.

Thank You Father.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, one of your children will be a ruler in this nation.

Let us lift our voice to Him one more time and say: Father, let every member of my family become a vessel unto honour in Your hands.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Let every member of my family become a mighty vessel unto honour in Your hand Father. Let every member of my family, become a mighty vessel unto honour in Your hand. Mighty vessel unto honour in Your hand. In my family, raise up prophets, raise up pastors, raise up evangelist, raise up apostles and teachers, raise up people that You will use to perform mighty miracles, signs and wonders for You. Let every member of my family become a mighty vessel unto honour in Your hands.  Glory be to Your holy name.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so my Father and my God I commit all these Your children into Your hands. I thank You for anointing us tonight, I know this is a very special one. Thank You for anointing our children, thank You because Your anointing we destroy every yokes, please accept our thanks in Jesus’ name. From now on, any enemy whatsoever that tries to touch us or our children let the fire of the Holy Spirit roast them. Any person or groups of person that may want to gang against our family, from now on, Father, wipe them out. Let our light continue to mature. Help us to shine for You. Let every member of our family become mighty vessels unto honour in Your hands. Thank You Almighty God; and let the anointing remain forever fresh.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

If you receive that, shout a big hallelujah.

Shake hand with one or two people and say thank God I came tonight and then you may please be seated.

Now, you will probably realize the reason you must witness to your neighbours. As long as they are not born again, they remain in darkness, and darkness will influence their children. But the moment they become converted, they become light and the light will begin to influence their children also.

So, tell them, even if they don’t want to be born again for their sake, let them become born again for the sake of their children; and the Almighty God will save their souls.

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

 

 We are talking about Little Light and we are referring to the children of cause.

1Samuel chapter 3, I am reading from verse 1 all the way to 10.

1Samuel chapter 3 from verse 1 to 10

1And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision.

And before we continue reading; what do you think of the way the children had led the service this night?

Fantastic!

Don’t you think so?

It tells us that if we leave the service to them, they can conduct the whole thing.

I believe that one day will come when we will just say; just go ahead, when you finish in the night, I will come and pray for you.

I think that will be a glorious day; and that day is coming.

The MC, the one who did the preaching, the choir, the band, let us give the Lord a big round over applaud for these fantastic children.

Wonderful

We have a glorious tomorrow.

Thank You Lord.

2. And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;

3. And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;

4. That the Lord called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.

5. And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.

6. And the Lord called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.

7. Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, neither was the word of the Lord yet revealed unto him.

8. And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the Lord had called the child.

9. Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10. And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.

I pray that your children will soon begin to hear from the Lord.

The world is ruled by two principal forces: Darkness and Light.

Genesis chapter 1 from verse 1 to 3 - In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness cover the face of the whole heart. And the Spirit of God began to move. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Darkness and then, Light.

Now, these two forces are represented or presented or depicted in the Bible by various names.

Deuteronomy 30 verse 19 referred to them as: Death and Life; Curses and Blessings.

Psalm 30 verse 5 says: weeping may endure for a night; joy comes in the morning. In order words, weeping and night, they are together – Darkness and Sorrow. And then, Joy and morning – Enjoying and Light, they also go together.

In the book of Daniel chapter 10 verse 1 to 14, you will see again the two depicted as: Demons and Angels.

So, there are these two forces controlling everything going on in the world.

Now, what happens in your life is greatly determined by which of these two of these two forces is in charge of your life.

In Luke chapter 8 verse 1 to 3, there was time demons were controlling the life of Mary Magdalene. But then a time came when Jesus stepped into her situation, drove darkness out and took over; and the one who used to be a witch became a Divine Treasurer.

In Mark chapter 5 verse 1 to 20: when legion of demons were controlling the life of one man, he was hurting himself, cutting himself with stones, tearing filters of iron with bear hands, living in the grave yard, but when Jesus came into the situation of his life and the light of God drove away the darkness; suddenly, the mad man became an Evangelist for God.

Now, whether we love to admit it or not, every one leans towards either of these two forces.

It is either you are leaning towards the forces of darkness or you are leaning towards the forces of light.

For example in Acts chapter 13 verse 6 to 12: the Bible tells us that Paul went to preached to a Governor and he met a sorcerer there.

And what is a sorcerer doing in the house of a Governor?

Because the Governor believes that he needed the help of the sorcerer to succeed in life.

So, when Paul came and brought the gospel of Jesus Christ; the sorcerer said, don’t listen to light, stay with me in the darkness.

I am praying for somebody here today, any trace of darkness left in your life, will be dismissed today.

And we all know, at least if we want to be sincere that in the past before we met the Lord Jesus Christ, we are cling toward one sorcerer or the other, witch-doctor, whatever name they are called, for protection.

Because at that time, we did know that what we claim to be power is powerless power.

Some of you will remember my testimony when things seem to be going well with me: Young man, a lecturer in the University; I had a car; I built a house…, I mean very very young.

Somebody in my family said, the way this boy is going we need to fortify him, so that witches and wizard will not destroy him.

And they took me to one big herbalist in Oshogbo and they said this man will fortify you; he has all powers.

And I drove there in my car; I saw where he was living; I looked at myself: what am I doing here – a Lecturer.

But well, since they said, he was going to fortified me; well, let see.

I think he notice the way I looked at him and he decided: yes; I will do whatever they ask me to do but I will torture this fellow a little.

So, he asked me to bring a goat and he said that the goat must not be brought in the car; he must me legged by me through the town of Oshogbo.

You can imagine a lecturer in the University struggling with a goat in the town.

Anyway, I got the goat to him and he made whatever he said he was going to make; and he gave me three charms.

He said I should tie one to the steering of my car to make sure that I will never collide with anybody in front.

He asked me to tie one in the boot of my car that nobody will ever collide with my boot – nobody will collide with me from the back.

And then, he gave me one that I should tie it under sit.

He said, just in case. And I was wondering what again? – No collision in front; no collision behind; what is the ‘just-in-case’?

He said: just in case – the son of man will just disappear.

Lord, have mercy.

I came to Lagos, tie these three charms and in two weeks, I had three collision.

So, I took the three things, turn them out and threw into the lagoon.

Some of you are laughing at me now as if you don’t know what I am talking about.

That is okay.

But, stand on your feet and lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, from tonight onward, let Your light take absolute control of my life.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. No more dealings with these powerless powers. No more dealings with forces of darkness. Let Your power, Your light rule my life completely. Let Your light rule my life completely from tonight onward. Let Your light rule my life complete. No more links with any force of darkness Lord, let Your light rule my life completely. Thank You Father. Let Your light rule my life, rule my home, rule my business, rule my all completely, completely. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

I could tell you several stories about highly educated people who still lean towards these forces of darkness for protection.

My uncle of blessed memory before he gave his life to Jesus Christ; an Engineer, consultant Engineer, trained in Britain; came home and went to consult one of these powerless powers.

He said, I want to be protected from all the witches and wizard in our compound. And they said that is a very simple matter.

They told him to get a particular type of leave; spread on the ground; defecate on it and pour some powder they have chanted some incantation over on the feces and eat the whole thing up.

And they said nobody ever touches feces, nobody will ever touch you from now.

So, he came home bragging – now I have become untouchable by any of you.

He nearly died of cholera.

Thank God that Jesus finally came into his life.

The light of God will drive away darkness from your life in Jesus’ name.

Light has this peculiar characteristic; and that is: it shines everywhere – no matter how light the light. You put it somewhere, it will shine.

Mathew chapter 5 verse 14 says: you are the light of the world. A city set on hill cannot be hid. when you take light anywhere, it will shine.

Joseph for example was a young boy, he shown in Potiphar’s house.

Genesis chapter 39 verse 1 to 6; he was a slave in Potiphar’s house and yet within a short period of time, Potiphar had hand everything in his household to Joseph; his light shown.

And then a problem arose between Joseph and Potiphar’s wife as result of which Joseph landed in prison.

Genesis 39 verse 20 to 23: as soon as he landed in prison, he began to shine again; so much so that the Jailer, the one in charge of the prison, handed everything over to Joseph.

Somebody said, prison cannot be too bad, if you are the one in charge.

Joseph shown in prison; and then, of course, he finally shown in Egypt (Genesis chapter 41 from verse 1 to the end).

Anywhere you put light, it will shine. It can shine in slavery. It can shine in prison. And shine in a nation.

Or you take another fellow: Philip.

He was a young fellow but he shown in the church.

Acts chapter 6 verse 1 to 5: when they are looking for people to make deacons, they chose Philip among them the seven.

He was a very young fellow.

Now, you have seen our children performing here tonight; you have seen beautiful singing; you have seen beautiful preaching; you have seen all manners of beautiful things happening; and these are little children – little light; and they are already shining in the church of God.

Philip went away from shinning in the church and went to Samaria.

Samaria was a city of heathen at that time, but when he got there he shown - Acts chapter 8 verse 5 to 8.

He shown so brightly that he brought joy to a whole city.

As a matter of fact, he showed so brightly that even the elders in Jerusalem had about it.

Very little boy but excelled to the extent that even the elders took note.

And then, the Bible said, he was transferred into a desert.

Acts chapter 8 verse 25 to 39; and even in the desert, he shown.

He saw a great man there in the desert, joined him in his chariot, preached the gospel to him, and converted him to Christianity, in the desert.

I know at least some of the elders seating on the altar here today who were brought into the church of God by their children.

I know one in particular who will never step into another church other than his own special cathedral.

But he will bring the children to Sunday school, dropped them and then go.

But when he saw the changes happening in the life of the children, he decided: I think I will worship with you on one occasion, and that was when the Almighty God got him.

Light, no matter how little, will shine where it goes.

And I am praying that from tonight onward your little light will begin to shine.

I still remember some forty years ago, so, you will know how young I was then.

There was the world conference of Applied Mathematicians, in Canada. Only two of us represented Nigeria and so, that make me feel very big. I thought I must be a real Mathematician now.

At that time I think I must have published about a dozen articles in world journals.

And then all these great great men gather from all over the world for this world conference.

When it was time to start, the Professor who gave the first lecture had published a hundred and fifty articles. That alone was enough to frighten me.

Then he began to speak and he began to discuss the mathematics of brain.

I said oh God what am I doing here?

I prayed. I say God when it is my turn to present my paper; please don’t let him be present.

And then, the day came for me to present my paper; and who was the fellow seating right in front of me? It was this big man.

Well, fortunately, what you will do: you will read your paper. Even though my leg was trembling, I still read.

Trouble only comes when they begin to ask you questions.

But I finished reading, and then, everybody got up and began to clap including this man.

I said, Lord God Almighty, thank You.

And nobody ask me any question because I had prayed about that before I went.

Later on, this big man came to me and said, oh! that was a great work my little boy, that was a great work. But don’t you think that instead of doing it by complex analysis, you could have done it by vector analysis.

I said, oh yeah oh yeah (laughing) oh yeah

Stand on your feet, cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, from now on, anywhere my children go, let their light shine.

Let their light shine. No matter how little they are, anywhere they go, anywhere my children will go from now, let their light shine. Let their light shine oh Lord. Anywhere they go, even among great people, let their light still shine. Let their light shine O Lord. Let the light of all my children begin to shine anywhere they go: at home, abroad, in the church, in school, everywhere let their light begin to shine. Let their light begin to shine. O yes Lord God Almighty, all these little light that You have given me, let them begin to shine, let them begin to shine. Let them shine at home, let them shine at school, let them shine in the church of God, let them shine everywhere. Let these little lights of mine begin to shine; let them begin to shine; let them begin to shine. Let them begin to shine, shine very brightly; let them begin to shine.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen. So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

And then, Little lights can become Great light, because almost invariably, great things always stay small; that is while you must not under estimate these little lights.

In Mark chapter 4 verse 30 to 32: the Lord Jesus Christ spoke to us about the grain of mustard seed. He said of all the seeds in the world, it is the smallest.

And yet, when it is planted, it will grow to become the biggest tree that birds and animals will now begin to come and take refuse under its shadow.

Great things always start small.

Now, the Little light, can become Great light as in the example I read to you in 1Samuel chapter 3 verse 1 to 10.

Samuel was a small child; he didn’t even know what is called the voice of the Lord.

When God was calling him, he thought it was Eli calling him – three times, he kept on going to Eli saying you called me, you called me. Until Eli had to tell him, no no no, I am not the one calling.

Next time you hear that voice, just say to the One calling: speak Lord, Your servant heareth.

But very soon, according to 1Samuel chapter 3 verse 19 to 21: the Bible said, Samuel grew; he was a Little light but he grew. He grew to such an extent that any prophecy he gave, came to pass. God didn’t allow his word to fall to the ground.

Very soon, the boy who didn’t know the voice of God before was able to become a nation prophet.

Ant then, by the time you get to 1Samuel chapter 10 verse 1: that little light that needed to be told: this is God talking; became a king maker. He was the first fellow to anoint the king for Israel.

And then, he kept on growing, by the time we got to 1Samuel chapter 15 verse 17 to 29, he became a king remover.

And to put a king in position is not as difficult as to remove him.

I mean, this boy grew so much that when the king torn his dress, he said, you tore my dress? Your majesty, your kingdom is gone.

Small Light became great light.

You can consider another example – David.

In 1Samuel 16 verse 11 to 13; David was just an ordinary shepherd boy in the bush, even though God had noticed him because he was always singing praises to God.

But he was just an ordinary shepherd boy, even his father did not consider him as someone who will become great but then, he was anointed to be king among his brethren.

By the time we got to 1Samuel chapter 17 verse 1 to 51; the small shepherd boy had become a national hero; he has wipe out the shame of a whole nation by killing Goliath.

He was an unknown boy but he grew and became great.

He kept on growing, and growing until when you read about him in Mark chapter 10 verse 46 to 52; Bartimaeus called Jesus Christ the Son of David.

That little shepherd boy ended up becoming the father of the King of kings himself.

See, one thing about God is this, he may start small with you, but if you stay close to Him, you will not end small.

And I am believing God for somebody here today, no matter how small your light is, that light is not going to end small.

I remember the first time I attended a fellowship of Christians at the University of Lagos, after I have just become born again. Somebody took me and said come to the fellowship of the brethren.

And we were there, we were singing; many of the choruses then, I didn’t know the words, so, I was just coming along, but it was beautiful, I was enjoying myself.

And all of a sudden, as if by agreement, everybody became silent, and then, one fellow began to prophesy:

Thus saith the Lord; and he went on and on.

Then, I notched the fellow who took me there; I said, when did God say that?

He said, shee! God is talking.

I said, I am not hearing anything, he said, keep quite.

(Laughing) That was my first contact with prophecy. But by the grace of God, the little light grew.

And many of you will remember, you will remember at least one occasion when we were in the auditorium we were before we moved here.

When I told all of you to shake hands with your neighbours and say happy New Year in June.

How many of you remember that occasion?

We said happy New Year on Friday, by Monday, the whole of the nation was rejoicing.

I want to say someone here today, today will be a new beginning for you.

I want you to stand on your feet and pray the next prayer; pray with all your heart. Say: Father, let my light begin to grow rapidly.

Go ahead. Let my light begin to grow rapidly. My light may be small now, but, Almighty God, let my light begin to grow rapidly, let my light begin to grow rapidly. Let my light begin to grow rapidly Father. Let my light begin to grow very very rapidly. No matter how little my light may be right now, let it begin to grow rapidly, rapidly. Let it begin to grow rapidly. Let it begin to grow rapidly. Let my light begin to grow very very rapidly. Thank You. Let it begin to grow rapidly Father. Whatever little light You have already planted in me, Let it begin to grow rapidly Lord; Let it begin to grow rapidly from now on, from now on. Let it begin to grow very very rapidly. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Now, that is my way of introduction.

The real thing is that your child is a Potential light.

That little child you are carrying on your lap or standing beside you or seating next to you is a potential light.

Why?

Because light gives birth to light

James chapter 1 verse 17 says, all good and perfect gifts come down from above; from God the Father of light…

And it tells you who Father of light is.

It said, with whom there is no variableness, shadow of turning – God is perfect light, His children therefore are light.

And in John chapter 8 verse 44; Jesus Christ was talking to some people and say: you are of your father the devil.

In order words, darkness gives birth to darkness. Light gives birth to light.

So, if you are born again, if you are a child of God, according to Mathew 5:14, you are light of the world, so your children are light – light will give birth to light.

And so, that little child by your side might be a Prophet in the making.

Jeremiah chapter 1 verse 4 to 5 – God spoke to Jeremiah, He said, before I formed thee, I knew thee; while you are yet in your mother’s womb, I have already ordained you, sanctified you, set you apart to be a prophet to the nation. That little child might be a potential prophet to nations.

Or like David that I referred to earlier on. That little child might be a future leader.

Today, he is small; tomorrow, he might become a leader.

Or, as in the case of Samson that you read in Judges chapter 13 verse 1 to end: that little child may be a future deliverer of his people.

Today he is small, he doesn’t look at it, but you never can tell, that fellow may be a future deliverer of his people.

Or, according to Judges chapter 4…

Thank You Father.

The Lord says, there is someone here tonight; He said, your enemies will soon give you a nick name, and the nickname is ‘the Indestructible one’.

And that is good.

That means after they have tried and tried and tried to destroy you and they can’t succeed, they will give you a nickname and say: this is the indestructible one.

I want to say amen to that myself.

Or, Judges chapter 4 verse 4 to 14 is talking about Deborah there.

That little girl by your side could be a future military leader.

You never can tell what kind of light you are holding, you never can tell.

It takes someone with special revelation to look at a little child and see something great.

And I am believing God that every child here tonight will become great.

I have told of an old man in my village when I was a child.

I was just going to what you will call probably nursery school.

You will had a plate made of wood and paint it black and give us chalk and we will go to school, and we may spend the whole day learning to right letter A and…, just to get us away from home.

But one day I was coming home with that plate on my head and chalk all over my face, and this old man saw me and said, hmmm, Senior Academician.

What is academician about a boy carrying a plate on his head with chalk in his hands, chalk all over the face?

But somehow he saw somebody with a P.hD – he saw into the future.

And I have big bold to say tonight that I see into the future of your children that in the might name of Jesus Christ, they will become very great.

But if you don’t mind asking you to stand and pray because this is a very special night and you will notice that I am pouring as we want to finish on time.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, whatever is Your purpose for my children, let them be fulfilled.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Whatever is Your purpose for my children, let them be fulfilled, let them be fulfilled. If what I have by my side is a future prophet, let him become a prophet. If is to become a leader, let him become a leader. If is going to become a Judge, let that purpose be fulfilled. If is going to become a great warrior, just let Your purpose for my children be fulfilled. Let Your purpose for my children be fulfilled. Let Your purpose for my children be fulfilled. Let Your purpose for my children be fulfilled. Thank You Father. Yes Lord, Let Your purpose for my children be fulfilled. Thank You my Daddy.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Amen.

Please be seated.

Now the clause of the matter is this, not all little lights are allowed to mature.

When you go to the scriptures, you will find serious example of people who were light but the enemy put out the light before they can become great.

This is where we are going to need very serious prayers.

In Genesis chapter 4 verse 3 to 8 …

Thank You Father.

The Lord said there is a woman here; the Doctor said that they suspect that your child might me autistic; the Lord asks you to lay your hand on that child and say: peace be still, and everything will be okay.

Thank You Father. Thank You very very much for that. Thank You

In Genesis chapter 4 verse 3 to 8, the Bible tells us about Abel and Cain.

Cain was already doing the will of God; he was a little light, but the brother put out that light – the brother killed the light.

In Exodus chapter 2 verse 1 to 10, before Moses was born at all, death was waiting for him. There was already a decree that says, if this baby that is to be born is a boy, it must be killed. That was before Moses was born, death was waiting.

Some of us we know what we are talking about, those of us who came from some very poor background.

In the mud hurts to which we were born; our parents, in an attempt to remove the dust, would gather some leaves, mixed it with dung of cows and use it to paints the floor; we were born as it were; handed over to uncountable number of germs. Death was waiting.

The woman who cut the umbilical cord uses one rotten knife. Tied the umbilical cord with some very dirty rags…, thank God we survive.

Death was waiting.

Many of the children died and they said, they are killed by witches.

No! Germs took care of them.

For Moses, death was waiting.

Even the Lord Jesus Christ: in Mathew chapter 2 verse 13 to 16 – His Father in heaven had to say to Joseph; ‘take the child and run’, because there is somebody who wants to put out his light even before he begins to shine at all.

The good news however is this: whatever is of God shall be forever.

Because Psalm 33 verse 11 says, the counsel of the Lord shall stand.

That is why many of us are still alive today because God has made up His mind; this light is going to be big. That is why we didn’t die small.

1Peter chapter 5 verse 8 tells us that the enemy may be walking about, seeking whom he may devour – Yes! There are witches; yes! There are wizard all over the place;

But, 2Chronicles chapter 16 verse 9 says, the eyes of the Lord run to and fro, looking for someone on whose behalf He is going to show Himself strong.

But for the Almighty God, many of us will not be here today. That God who kept us till now, He is able to keep our children, and He will do so in Jesus’ name.

I have told you the story before, how the devil had tried several times; maybe he had a glimpse of what was coming and he tried to put out my light.

I told you in particular of a time when my eldest sister and myself, we were coming from the farm.

We were walking, singing carefree and I am talking about way back in the 1950’s when the white people ruled Nigeria.

And they come to our village in their Jeep to collect gold, because there was minning in those days there.

And in those days, if a white man should kill your son; you must carry your son, carry the dead body and begin to say thank you thank you to the white man as you run to hide; because if you don’t run, they can arrest you for negligence.

So, in my village in those days, they called them ‘the One-who-Kills and say thank You to him’ (Alapadupe); the elders here will know what I am talking about.

And so, my sister and I were coming from the farm, coming to the village; and all of a sudden we heard a sound; by the time we looked back, Alapadupewas already on us.

My sister grabbed me and jumped out of the way and we landed in one of the dried pit where the Miners have dug before; and my heart was beating violently.

And then, all of a sudden as we are just calming down, we heard a noise in the pit; it was the hissing of a snake, and we looked and it was probably the most poisonous of all the snakes in the area – very black and terrible – we have come to disturb him in his habitant.

So we froze. My sister and I, our hearts stop beating and the snake hissing angrily climb out of the pit. By the time he finally got out, that was when we began to breathe again.

We came out of the pit, got back home, and for weeks, I kept on having night mares – either dreams of the Alapadupe or dream of the snake; I will woke up shouting. Until finally I broke up in a very high fever that finally led to my fainting – becoming unconscious.

Alapadupe could not me; the serpent could not get; the nightmare did not succeed; and even the high fever failed.

I am believing God that it doesn’t matter what the enemy may try, they will not succeed over your children.

That is why I am calling on you to stand on your feet and cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, all the efforts to put out my light, let them fail.

Please open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God. All the efforts of enemies known and unknown, to put out my light Lord, let them fail, let them fail, let them fail, let them fail, let them fail. All the efforts of forces of darkness, of witches or wizards, of enemies known and unknown to put out my light, let all these efforts fail, let them fail, Lord, let them fail, let them fail, let them fail, please Lord, let them fail, let them fail. Thank You Jesus. All the efforts of the enemy to put out my light let these efforts fail. Let them fail. Thank You Father. Thank You Almighty God. Thank You Jesus.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

That is why your lights need divine protection.

They need divine protection against dream-killers.

Genesis 37 verse 13 to 24. The brothers of Joseph saw him; they said, behold the dreamer cometh; let us kill him and see what will become of his dreams – they wanted to put out that light.

They threw him into a pit; by the special grace of God, the pit was dry; because he would have drowned if there had been water in the pit. God moved ahead of the brothers.

Mathew chapter 10 verse 36 said it clearly: a man’s foes would be they of his household. There are enemies in your household.

The moment they see your light beginning to shine – that little child…, you child needs divine protection; not only against all those enemies; many a times these children need divine protection against you – you their parents.

They need protection against parental errors.

I mean, look at Genesis 19 verse 30 to 38; it tells us about the story of Lot and his two daughters.

When they find themselves alone in a cave; they have observed that their father drink just a little at a time – just a little, the father never got drunk before – just a little bit. And these daughters who are of course like their mother, made a plot to make the old man drunk.

He got drunk first night; slept with his first daughter, he didn’t know what he did.

Drunk the second night, make the second daughter pregnant, not knowing what he did.

And they produced children that became terrors to the children of Israel.

Children at times need protection against little habits of their parents, because they are watching you. They are looking at you very closely, studying everything you do.

And they need divine protection against generational curses – some curses that had been brought down the line by the actions of parents and grandparents – they need divine protection against this.

Each time I read 2Kings chapter 5 verse 20 to 27 where Elisha cursed Gehazi and said the leprosy of Naaman will cleave on you and your seed forever.

I tremble because children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, if they are born into the lineage of Gehazi, they will end up Lepers.

And just in case you think that is right now the white people are discovering genetical problems. Ask our elders, our fore-fathers, they will tell in those days when you want to marry, let us know who.

When you told them this is the fellow, they will go and find out the family that girl is coming from.

How many mad people had been there?

How many lepers had been there?

I my right or wrong you elders?

So, no matter how beautiful she is. If they had been lepers, somewhere along the line, they will say no way, you are not bringing leprosy into our home.

Now! (Laughing) You even marry online.

God have mercy.

Hass tag(#) boyfriend. #girlfriend.

That is why you end up with #leprosy; #HIVpositive

And when you read Exodus 17 verse 8 to 14, you will find that something happened.

There is somebody called Amalek that rose up against the children of Israel when they are coming out of Egypt going to the Promise Land.

God won the battle for the children of Israel but God said, write it down, a day is coming when I Am going to wipe out the memory of Amalek.

And by the time you get to 1Samuel chapter 15 verse 1 to 3; God said to king Saul, now I remember what Amalek did, it is time for my vengeance; go and wipe out everybody in that city: husband, wife, children…

The children were not there when their fore-father committed the crime but they paid for it.

 I am praying today…; I could have told you some stories along this line but I want to hurry because of the children

I am praying today that any curse that may still be hanging in your family shall be destroyed tonight.

So, what is your duty: Papa! Mama! Towards this wonderful little Lights:

Expose them to God as soon as possible, and do it diligently.

I feel distress when I see children of Pastors and Deacons and Deaconesses – I am not saying in this church, it may be anywhere; who cannot even sing a single chorus and cannot even quote a simple Bible passage, because their parent didn’t care, the parent didn’t expose them to God: they think they are still too small – nobody is too small to know God.

Expose them quickly to God because Isaiah 49 verse 15 says; can a woman forget her baby that she brought forth? The Almighty God says, she may forget but I won’t forget.

You may fall asleep; God won’t fall asleep.

Psalm 121 verse 4 says, the One who keeps Israel would neither sleep nor slumber.

You cannot protect your children when you are sleeping; but God never sleeps – expose them to God, He will take care.

You may get tired, you are a human being but God never gets tired.

Isaiah chapter 40 verse 28 tells us clearly, He does not get tired.

And you have limits as parents; that is why you must expose them to God quickly.

There are limits to what you can do, but there is no limit to what God can do.

Luke chapter 18 verse 27 says, what is impossible with man, is possible with God.

You cannot follow these children to boarding house; you cannot even be with them in the school 24/7. You cannot be with them when they travelled with their colleagues and so on and so forth. But God is everywhere – introduced them to God and do it early and do it diligently.

Which brings us to the point: why do we ask you to bring them for anointing?

Because they need the anointing before the enemies begin to come

Thank God David was able to say in 1Samuel 17 verse 34 to end; he said, he was in the farm when the lion came, the father was not there;  when the bear came, the father was not there,  brothers were not even there but the anointing was there.

The anointing took care of the lion, took care of the bear.

In Judges 14 verse 5 to 6, Samson was going on a journey when a lion roared at him.

But the anointing of God that was upon him rose up and destroyed the lion.

These children needs the anointing of God, so that when we are not around, the anointing will continue to do the work.

Let me conclude, so that we can get to anoint these children.

Thank You Father.

Daddy says, one of the children here tonight is going to become the richest person in Nigeria.

I am sure you will like to say amen: Lord, let it be one of mine.

Alright.

Thank You Father.

There was woman in the church, some of the people here will know here by the time I finish this story.

She had no child, she was barren, but she was an addicted soul winner.

She was rich, and she uses her little wealth to bring children to church.

Every Sunday, she will hire a bus to go and bring children to church. She was an addicted soul winner.

She had no child.

But before she died, three of her spiritual children became an assistant general overseer in this church. Four of them became members of the Governing council.

The Lord asked me to tell you that story because there is someone here, he said, your spiritual children will become prominent in the Lord.

In conclusion

Parents, you have a lot to do.

You know the story in 2Kings chapter 2 verse 19 to 22; the people of Jericho, the elders of Jericho came to Elisha and said Sir, our city is beautiful but we have problems.

We have barrenness, we have death.., and the man said, go and bring me salt; bring it in a new crews and take me to the fountain of your river. And he went pour in with the salt, made the decree and the problems ended.

Jericho had been living under a curse for years until the man of God came on the scene and he asked the people to do something before he could do something:

Bring a new crew – He is telling you parents, you need to turn over a new leave, you need to become born again, you need to become a Christian true and true; you need to be in Christ so that you can become a new creature.

You need to become a Christian, so that you can become the salt of the earth.

And then of course, you need to cry unto God constantly for your children.

Many of us pray for jobs; we pray for promotion; we pray for prosperity; we forget to pray for our future.

We must constantly pray for these little ones, we must constantly pray for them.

There was an old man, elderly man; we went to preach to him. He said, no no no, don’t worry about me his own case is already too late; if my children want to become Christian, fine; but me, is too late; then, please I am busy.

Busy – he was building a massive house; he refused to surrender to Jesus.

When he died, the children remove everything that can be removed from that house and sold to buy drugs.

The elders have a saying, ‘you don’t train your child, you don’t build your child, you are building a house; the child you refused to build will sell the house that you have built’.

Brethren, you need to expose these children to Jesus; you yourself must be a child of God – you yourself must be a light in order to produce light. You yourself must be a salt to season the life of these children.

And then of course, when you decide that you want to serve the Lord, never leave your children behind – never leave your children behind – as you are growing spiritually, let the grow with you.

Remember what Joshua said in Joshua 24 verse 15; he said as for me and my house, we will do what? We will serve the Lord.

An incident happens in Chicago…, and by the way, I brought greeting from Chicago, I have just returned from there.

A woman keeping running to me as I was coming out of the church with her two children and they were trying to keep her away and she said you will have to kill me if you don’t let me get to the man of God.

Finally, I saw her, I said please let her come.

She brought the two children.

She said all I want you to do is: lay hands on them and pray that they will grow and become like your children.

That request touched me.

There are many of us who are growing in the Lord and we leave our children behind.

I make sure by the special grace of God that everywhere I went, whenever the opportunity occur, I brought my children along to let them grow in the way of the Lord.

When I go and fishing, they go and fishing with me.

Any opportunity I had…, I don’t want to watch over other people’s children and lose my own; I wanted them to grow up together with me.

We did Bible study everywhere. I take them for a walk; and when we go for a walk we do Bible study as we go.

I make sure by the grace of God that they will grow up and become a child of the Living God.

So, when somebody said I want my children to be like your children – I say, Father, I thank You.

I pray for all parents who are here today that all your children will grow up to love the Lord.

Light gives birth to light.

Darkness will give birth to darkness.

So, if you are out there: Mama, Papa, and you are not yet born again, please, if only for the sake of your children, come and give your life to Jesus now.

When you give your life to Him, He will translate you out of darkness and bring you into light. And when you are in the light, that light will begin to affect your children.

So, if you want to give your life to Jesus, come.

I know there is a huge crowd out there and so, I am going to count from one to fifteen. But come as quickly as you can and come and surrender your life to Jesus Christ.

And please, don’t leave your children behind, just carry the child with you, don’t let your child be separated from you tonight. The crowd is big. So, stay close to your child.

If you want to give your life to Jesus, come now - I am counting

One, two…; and children, you are not too young to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, He save souls: whether young souls or old souls, you can come and surrender your life to Him too.

Three, four, five…;

When anyone is in Christ, he becomes a new creature; old things passed away, all things become new. Come to Him now.

Six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen…

Those of you, who are on the way, keep coming, keep coming, keep coming; just make sure you get here before I finish praying.

And those of you who are already in front and those of who are on the way talk to Jesus: say, Lord, save my soul. I have come to surrender my life to You; I want to become a brand new creature. Let Your blood wash away my sins. Give me a brand new beginning oh Lord. I want to be light; I don’t want to be darkness anymore, please save my soul.

Talk to Jesus Christ now

And please the rest of us, let us stretch our hands towards these people and intercede for them that the Almighty God who saved our souls will save their souls also. Let us intercede for them. Let us pray that God will have mercy on every one of them that He will watch them clean with His blood, that He will save their souls tonight.

And Counselors I think you need to begin to move close because this crowd is a bit much, you will need to attend to them here.

Keep coming those of you who is still on the way. Keep coming, I will be praying in about thirty seconds; make sure you get here before I finish praying.

Let us intercede for these people in another one minute. Let us pray that God will have mercy on them, that He will save their souls and He will wash them clean with His blood and give them a brand new beginning. That He will translate them from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. Let us pray for them brethren. Let us pray for them.

And those of who are on the way, you have ten seconds more to get here.

Thank You Father.

But just keep coming, keep coming, make sure you get here before I finish praying because I am about to pray now.

Just keep coming, keep coming; I can see many of you are still on the way. Keep coming – this is your night of salvation, don’t miss it; cry to Jesus as you come: ask Him to save your soul. Ask Him to wash you clean with His blood. Ask Him to give you a brand new beginning, to move you out of the kingdom of darkness, into His marvelous light. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Father Almighty I want to thank You for Your word; and I want to thank You for all these Your wonderful children. I want to thank You because You said who so ever will come unto You, You will in no wise cast out; they have come to You now Father, receive them in Jesus’ name; forgive them in Jesus’ name; wash them clean with Your blood in Jesus’ name; write their names in the Book of Life in Jesus’ name.

Father I am praying that, as You are saving their souls today, You will translate them completely into the kingdom of light and darkness will no longer have power over them in Jesus’ name.

Please Lord God Almighty, from now on, anytime they call on You, answer them by fire in Jesus’ name. When darkness sees them coming, let darkness run in Jesus’ name; and let their light begin to shine.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

And those of you in front let me hear you shout hallelujah.

I congratulate all of you and I rejoice with you because from now on by the grace of God I will be praying for you. So, I am going to need your names, your address, prayer requests.

Counselors will give you a card, which you are to fill as quickly as possible and give back to them. And if you can’t fill it or you don’t have pen, the Counselors will be ready to help you. So, quickly now, go about filling the card.

And the rest of us: parents, children alike, let us begin to worship the Almighty God as we wait for the Counselors to finish with these people.

God bless you.

Okay.

We want to pray some prayers now; now that the anointing is fresh; I want you to stand on your feet and pray this prayer with all your heart.

First and foremost in appreciation that God has decide to anoint us again tonight, let us shout a big hallelujah.

And then, lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, if any hands try to touch my children for evil cut the hands off.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. From this moment onward, if any hands try to touch any of my children for evil, Father, cut the hands off. Any hand that tries touching any of my children for evil, my Lord and my Saviour, cut the hand off. From this moment onward, by the power of the Holy Spirit, by the auction of the anointing, if any hands try to touch my children for evil, cut the hands off Lord, just cut it off. Any hand that tries to touch my children for evil from now on just cut the hand off. Thank You Father. Any evil hand trying to touch my children, from now on any evil hand trying to touch me, from now on, just cut them off Lord, cut them off, cut them off. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

You better pray this prayer with all your heart and say, Father, any group of people gathering against my family, scatter them.

Open your mouth cry to God. Scatter them if they are gathering against my family. Scatter them Lord by the auction of the anointing, any group gathering against my family, any group gathering against my family, Lord God Almighty scatter them, scatter them, scatter them even before they can formulate any plan against my family, Lord scatter them. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

This prayer is just for a few, those who don’t need any more pains or sorrows in their families are those who are to pray this one.

You will lift your voice to Him and say: Father, from now, let there be no cry of pain or sorrow or loss in my family forever.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. No more cry of pain, no more cry of sorrow, no more cry of loss, no more cry of death, no more cry of tragedy in my family ever again. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said very soon, the sound of music will return to your home.

Thank You Father.

The Lord asked me to tell someone, He said, the biggest serpent in your family will die this month.

Thank You Father.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, one of your children will be a ruler in this nation.

Let us lift our voice to Him one more time and say: Father, let every member of my family become a vessel unto honour in Your hands.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Let every member of my family become a mighty vessel unto honour in Your hand Father. Let every member of my family, become a mighty vessel unto honour in Your hand. Mighty vessel unto honour in Your hand. In my family, raise up prophets, raise up pastors, raise up evangelist, raise up apostles and teachers, raise up people that You will use to perform mighty miracles, signs and wonders for You. Let every member of my family become a mighty vessel unto honour in Your hands.  Glory be to Your holy name.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so my Father and my God I commit all these Your children into Your hands. I thank You for anointing us tonight, I know this is a very special one. Thank You for anointing our children, thank You because Your anointing we destroy every yokes, please accept our thanks in Jesus’ name. From now on, any enemy whatsoever that tries to touch us or our children let the fire of the Holy Spirit roast them. Any person or groups of person that may want to gang against our family, from now on, Father, wipe them out. Let our light continue to mature. Help us to shine for You. Let every member of our family become mighty vessels unto honour in Your hands. Thank You Almighty God; and let the anointing remain forever fresh.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

If you receive that, shout a big hallelujah.

Shake hand with one or two people and say thank God I came tonight and then you may please be seated.

Now, you will probably realize the reason you must witness to your neighbours. As long as they are not born again, they remain in darkness, and darkness will influence their children. But the moment they become converted, they become light and the light will begin to influence their children also.

So, tell them, even if they don’t want to be born again for their sake, let them become born again for the sake of their children; and the Almighty God will save their souls.

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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