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EBENEZER

NOVEMBER HOLY GHOST SERVICE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2015

THEME: EBENEZER

BY: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE

Thank You Jesus.

Glory be to Your holy name.

Thank You Father.

Brethren, little by little this year is going again.

The Lord has kept you.

You are alive.

You are well.

You are not in an asylum.

You are not in hospital today.

You are not in prison.

Why don’t you go ahead and praise Him.

Why don’t you magnify His Holy name.

Why don’t you worship the King of kings, the Lord of lords.

Why don’t you say thank you.

Thank You Lord.

I just want to say thank You.

Thank You for protecting me.

Thank You for preserving me.

Thank You for every blessing.

Thank You for every blessing.

Thank You Lord, thank You Lord, thank You Lord.

Thank You Almighty God.

I just want to bless Your Holy name.

I just want to give You all glory, I want to give all honour, I want to give you adoration.

I just want to say thank You.

Thank You.

Thank You.

Thank You.

I give You glory.

I give You Honour.

I bless Your Holy name.

You are worthy praised.

You are worthy to be honoured.

You are worthy to be magnified.

Thank You Lord for loving me.

Thank You for supporting me.

Thank You for providing for my needs.

Thank You Lord God Almighty.

Thank You that I can speak.

Thank You that I can hear.

Thank You that I can eat.

Thank You that I can move.

Thank You Lord.

Thank You Almighty God.

Thank You that thus far You have helped me.

What a wonderful God You are.

What a glorious God You are.

Thank You Daddy.

Thank You Daddy.

Thank You Ancient of days.

Thank You Unchangeable Lord.

Blessed, blessed be Your Holy name.

Oh! We worship You today.

We magnify Your Holy name.

Thank You Daddy.

Thank You, Thank You.

Thank You Ancient of days.

Thank You King of glory.

Blessed, blessed be Your name.

We worship You.

We adore You.

King of glory we adore You.

We magnify You Lord.

Blessed, blessed, blessed be Your Holy name.

You are worthy.

You are worthy.

You are worthy to be praised.

You are worthy to be magnified.

You are worthy Lord God Almighty to be lifted high.

Blessed be Your Holy name.

Blessed be Your Holy name.

Blessed be Your Holy Name.

Oh Lord we will bless Your name forever more.

I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever.

With my mouth we I make known Your faithfulness, Yours faithfulness, to all generation.

Thank You.

 Thank You for Your mercies that are renewed every morning.

Thank You Lord God Almighty.

By this time we slept we woke up.

Glory be to Your Holy name.

Glory be to Your Holy name.

Glory Be to Your Holy name.

Thank You Thank You.

Thank You for journey mercies.

Thank You for Your support.

Thank You for Your health.

Thank You for the air we breathe.

Thank You for the rain.

Thank You for the sunshine.

Thank You for food.

Thank You for cloth.

Thank You for accommodation.

Thank You Lord God Almighty.

Thank You, thank You, thank You.

Oh Lord, we just want to say thank You.

We are here to say glory be to Your Holy name.

Thank You that thus far You have helped us.

You are a wonderful God.

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful Lord.

Glorious in holiness.

Fearful in praises.

Doing wonders – we blessed Your name.

Who is like unto You oh Lord?

Who is like unto You?

Among the gods who is like unto You.

Please accept our worship Lord, because You are glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, You are always doing wonders.

Wonderful Jesus.

We bless Your Holy name.

Wonderful King of kings.

Wonderful Lord of lords.

Ancient of days.

Blessed, blessed, blessed be Your Holy name.

Blessed be Your Holy name.

Blessed be Your Holy name.

Thank You for all You have done for us.

Thank You for our children.

Thank You for our Youth.

Thank You for our elders.

Glory be to Your name.

Father, glory be to Your Name.

Ancient of days, glory be to Your name.

Thank You my Father.

Thank You for our homes.

Thank You for our cities, our villages.

Thank You for Your church.

Thank You Lord God Almighty for Nigeria.

Thank You for peace in our time.

Thank You for peace in our time.

Glory be to Your Holy name.

Thank You Father.

Thank You Lord.

Thank You my King.

Thank You my Lord.

Thank You my saviour.

Thank You my supporter.

Thank You my All in all.

Thank You my Hope – my hope of glory.

Thank You Lord God Almighty.

My Alpha.

My Omega.

My Beginning.

My Ending.

Thank You because You are my yesterday, You are my today, and You are my tomorrow.

I bless Your Holy name that thus far You have helped me, thus far You have brought me.

Thank You for victories.

Thank You Lord thank You Lord thank You Lord.

Glory be to Your Holy name Glory be to Your Holy name Glory be to Your Holy name.

Glory be, glory be, glory be to Your Holy name.

Thank You Father.

Thank You Almighty God.

Glory be to Your Holy name.

Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.

 

Angels are singing

You are worthy o Lord

(hallelujah)

You are worthy o Lord.

 

Angels are singing

You are worthy o Lord

(hallelujah)

You are worthy o Lord.

 

(And we are singing today)

You are worthy o Lord

(hallelujah)

You are worthy o Lord.

 

(And we are singing Jesus)

You are worthy o Lord

(hallelujah)

You are worthy o Lord.

 

(And we are singing Saviour)

You are worthy o Lord

(hallelujah)

You are worthy o Lord.

 

(And we are singing Healer)

You are worthy o Lord

(hallelujah)

You are worthy o Lord.

 

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

(hallelujah)

 

You are worthy Lord

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(speaking in Holy Spirit)

 

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

You are worthy Lord

 

(speaking in Holy Spirit)

 

Oh! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Thank You thank You thank You, thank You Saviour! Thank You thank You thank You Saviour! Hallelujah – in Jesus mighty name we worshipped.

 

Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He ask me to tell you, I Am here tonight to wipe away your tears.

Oh thank You Father!

Eternal Rock of ages we bless You.

Ancient of days we glorify You.

Unchangeable Lord we bow before You.

Glory be to Your Holy name.

Thank You for peace in Nigeria.

Thank You for our homes.

Thank You for our cities, our villages, thank You for Your church.

Thank You for health, thank You for strength.

Thank You for provision.

Thank You for cloth to wear.

Thank You that we are not mad.

Thank You that we are not in prison.

Thank You we can be here tonight.

Thank You that our tomorrow will be alright.

Father, accept our thanks in Jesus’ name.

All we asking tonight is - just be glorified.

Take all the glory for the past, present and the future.

Please take all the glory.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

And let somebody shout hallelujah.

Now shake hand with one or two people and tell him or her – God has been good to me.

And if that is true, let Him hear you shout another big hallelujah to Him.

And then you may please be seated except November children: November children can stand, if you are born in November.

Father we want to bless Your Holy name for Your children born in the month of November. November eleventh month of the year is double grace plus, and so my Father and my God I pray for abundance grace for these Your children, let their joy be abundant, let their peace be abundant, let their progress be abundant, let their anointing be abundant, let their desire to serve You be abundant. For the rest of their lives let it be abundance good news, and let them serve You till the end. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

November children shout hallelujah to God.

One announcement very quickly, We have a busy night, a glorious night ahead. So, this is last Holy Ghost service of the year, because next month we would be having the Congress.

And so the first Friday of next month, there will be no Holy Ghost service here, instead from December seventh to December twelfth we will have the Holy Ghost Congress; and the theme for this year is “The Flood Gates of Heaven”.

Now, somebody said that when a true prophets prophecies, there is always someone who will laugh at him, who will mock him – how can that happen.

And he gave the example in 2King chapter 7, if you read it from verse one to the end.

When everything looks bleak and the man of God prophesied, and said in 24 hours there will be so much food that nobody would want to buy.

Somebody laughed at him, and said even if God were to open windows in heaven, can this thing be?

Now, take my word, because the man of God turn to him and say, you will see it, only you won’t of part of it.

I am not claiming to be a prophet, you all know I am a pastor, but I hear from God once in a while.

This year congress is going to the best congress we have ever had.

Every day, beginning from Monday, would be like a full fledge Holy Ghost service: every day!

I don’t know while God decided to do it, but for one reason or the other He has decided to open all the gates of heaven and concentrate floods of blessing upon everybody who will be here.

Now, I know some of you will say I will wait till the Friday, hmmm! By then you have missed so much, it will be difficult to recover.

Beginning from Monday the seventh, and it is interesting that it is the seventh that we are starting.

Seven stands for perfection.

From the very first day, is going to be marvelous.

So if I were you, number one I will make sure I am here throughout the week.

Number two, I will make sure I have to tie a rope to my friend and drag them – I will do so.

I will bring all my relatives.

Just one week in the year.

One week that will determine what is going to happen to you in the coming year.

Am telling you, is going to be a congress like none you have ever had before.

Is up to you, don’t say I didn’t tell you.

1Samuel chapter 7…

And tonight we want to consider EBENEZER.

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.

I will count from one to fifteen because I can see some of you very far away.

So, before I say fifteen, make sure you are standing here, so that I can pray for God to save your soul.

Am counting now

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, do you know it takes only grateful people to clap for Jesus? It takes grateful people to clap for Him. Nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen …

Now those of you already in the front begin to talk to Jesus.

Ask Him to have mercy on you, ask Him to forgive all your sins, ask Him to save your soul tonight, ask Him to write your name in the Book of Life.

And those of you who are still in the way, pray as you come along, and then hurry up hurry up because I will soon be praying.

Just cry to Jesus as you come that He please forgive your sins, save your soul, wash you clean in His blood, so that you can have a brand new beginning; and the rest of us let’s stretch forth our hands towards this people and pray for them, that the Almighty God who saved our souls will save their own souls also. Go ahead talk to the Almighty God on their behalf. Pray for them brethren.

If you are still on the way just make sure you get here before I finish praying, because I have to pray now.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Saviour we bless Your name. We thank You for Your word, we thank You for these people that have come forward to surrendered their life to You. Father, remember Your promise that whosoever will come unto You, You will know wise cast out, these people have come unto you now Father, please receive them in Jesus’ name, forgive them in Jesus’ name, have mercy on them in Jesus’ name, save their souls tonight in Jesus’ name, let Your blood wash away their sins in Jesus’ name, please write their names in the Book of Life in Jesus’ name, Lord don’t let them go back to the world in Jesus’ name.

Father I pray, that from now on, anytime they call on You, You will answer them by fire and let them serve You till the end.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

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

Now congratulations, because from now on by the grace of God I will be praying for you, and very soon you will be receiving miracles - even those you didn’t pray for, and then you will know somebody is praying for you somewhere.

So, I am going to need your names, your address and your prayer requests. So, if you turn to your left, you will see a man there lifting up a piece of wood, follow him, he will lead you to where Pastors are waiting, they will collect the information I need and they will bring you back very quickly. God bless you, you can begin to go now.

Congratulations, congratulations

Now, if you are clapping for Jesus, do it very well.

Oh thank You Father!

May be you want to write down the following prayer points very quickly.

Your prayer number one tonight is just to be to praise God. You have not done that enough. You must really really praise Him.

And number two, you will say, Father, please forgive me for not being grateful enough.

Number three, say, Father, please give me the grace to be continuously grateful.

Number four. Father, please let me be a serious soul winner from now on.

Number five. Father, please don’t let me end with this year. I will win souls for you Lord, please spare my life. I will win souls for You, don’t let me end with this year.

Number six. Father, let the rest of this year be full of good news for me. Since have made up my mind now, every day, every day I will witness for You, so, let the rest of this year be full of good news for me.

Then Number seven is going to be your own individual prayer. You look back your life, all that God has done for you, you will know how to thank Him enough.

This morning we are not going to pray for too long, like I said, I still have another service after this one. Just fifteen minutes but make sure you pray to God from the bottom of your heart.

The altar is open, you can go ahead and begin to talk to God now.

 

Hold your hand together with your neighbour, hold someone to your left, hold someone to your right and pray with all your heart and say, Father, whatever is blocking the mouth of my neighbour please deal with it tonight. Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Whatever is blocking the mouth of my neighbour preventing him from witnessing for You, for winning souls for You; whatever is blocking the mouth of my neighbour deal with it tonight, deal with it tonight, deal with it tonight, deal with it tonight. Every reproach blocking the mouth of my neighbour deal with it tonight God, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Now you speak to God on behalf of your neighbour, you will say Father, since my neighbour from now on will be winning souls for you, every one of his miracles that is hanging, release tonight. Let’s talk to the Almighty God.

Thank You Father, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

The One who can do all things, the One who controls the past, the present and the future will answer your prayers.

In all ways that you have being ungrateful to Him, receive forgiveness tonight.

The grace to become a serious incurable soul winner receives it tonight.

And because you have decided that from now on every day you will witness for Jesus, every reproach in your life will be dealt with tonight.

Whatever is not allowing you to open your mouth wide to talk about Jesus shall disappear tonight.

Whatever anybody could see in your life that will cause them to say where is your God, they will disappear tonight.

As you begin to witness for Jesus Christ continuously may your joy begin to overflow.

As you begin to win souls for Jesus Christ seriously may you begin to shine.

May the Almighty God move you from glory to glory, from blessing to blessing, from success to success, from progress to progress.

And because you have decided you are going to witness for Jesus on a constant basis, any evil left in this year will stay away from you.

Every day of your life now you will hear good news, you will live long, you will live strong, you will live healthy, you will leave wealthy, you will live successful. God will send evil far away from your home, it shall be well with you, you shall be a vessel unto honour, so shall it be.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

If you believe that let me hear you shout hallelujah.

Pastor E. A. Adeboye


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