Message by Pastor E. A. Adeboye
from the 61st Annual RCCG Convention,
Friday, August 9th 2013
Holy Ghost Service,
Let's lift our hands to the Almighty God and give Him glory, let's give Him honor, bless the King of kings, bless the Lord of lords, bless the Ancient of days, worship Him, there is no one like Him, give Him adoration, Bless the King of kings, bless the Ancient of days, He has a name above every other names, at the name of Jesus all kneel must bow.
Worship Him, give Him glory and honor tonight. Bless His holy name, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, magnify Him, praise Him... In Jesus mighty name we have worshiped.
I want you to pray just one prayer right now, lift your voice to Him and say Father, Lord Jesus, prove yourself in my life tonight...in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Jesus is the sweetest name I know,
He is always just the same, oh praise His holy name
That is the reason why I love Him so
Jesus is the sweetest name I know.
Jesus, blessed Jesus, I love your name
There is no other name I know 2ce
Jesus, blessed Jesus, I love your name
There is no other name I know.2ce
The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said you will come out of the den of the lions tonight.
The Lord said there is a woman here; that when the couple came forward with their set of twins, with tears in your eyes you said “God, how i wished that will be me”. The Lord says next year, it will be you.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight; you too had been sentenced to death, by enemies you can't even see. The Lord asked me to tell you; I will change that sentence.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said everything concerning you had dried up, the Lord asked me to tell you a new spring will begin now.
Father, I just want to say thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you Almighty, thank you for all you have done since this convention began; thank you for salvation of souls, thank you for healings, thank you for deliverance, thank you for testimonies, thank you for joy. Please accept our thanks in Jesus name.
Tonight in the lives of all of us who are, and in the lives of all those who are watching and listening far away, whether by radio, television or internet tonight, prove yourself. Show that you are the Almighty, in all our lives, do something wonderful.
Before the sun raises tomorrow, every one of us young and old, male or female let us sing a new song. Thank you Father, glory be to your name.
Let someone shout halleluiah!
Shake hands with two or three people and say to them at last the night you have been waiting for has come.
Just before you seat down if you know the answer to this questions answer them very, very well,
Who is the Savior?
Who is the Healer?
Who is the Provider?
Who is the King of kings?
Who is the Lord of lords?
Who is the I am that I am?
Who is greater than the greatest?
Who is Higher than the highest?
Who is Older than the oldest?
Who is Wiser than the wisest?
Who is your Friend?
Who is your Provider?
Who is your Supporter?
Who is the Lord of host?
Who is the King of glory?
Shout that name JESUS!!!!
Thank you father!
PRAYER FOR AUGUST CHILDREN:
Those of you who are August Children, you can stand now I want to pray for you.
If you are born in the month of August, let me hear you shout halleluiah! Father i want to commit into your hands your children born in the month of august, the eight month of the year.
Because eight is the number of a new beginning, everyone of them give them a new beginning; a new beginning of joy, a new beginning of success, a new beginning of progress, a new beginning of anointing. A new begging of a closer work with God let it be well with them and let them serve you till the end, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.
Between last night and 6pm this evening, God gave us additional eighteen babies; nine boys and nine girls.
Let the boys shout praise the Lord and let the girls shout halleluiah! So right now the total number of children born during this convention stands at seventy two.
The girls are still leading; thirty five boys, thirty seven girls. Don’t worry boys we will catch up with them.
By the special grace of God, next month Holy Ghost service are for those who are believing God for the fruit of the womb and for those who think they are not as productive as they could be in their various endeavors.
The theme for the Holy Ghost service next month is "GOD WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH". So next month Holy Ghost service is for fruitfulness.
I have permission from my Daddy to inform you about the Holy Ghost congress coming, from December 16-22 and the theme is "THE OVER FLOW"
Because September is a special one for those who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb, there will be no Shiloh Hour in December, but there will be Divine Encounter and Shiloh hour next Monday in this place.
Now if you look around you, you will see that not only are the road block by human beings; right left back of the auditorium, you will noticed that where there used to be field to my right, to my left and to my back, they are all covered by people.
Now that tells us one thing; we can no longer delay the construction of the new auditorium.
And the new auditorium cannot be a small one, because even if we have double this auditorium this night, it is already full. I want you to join your faith with mine for the new auditorium that will be three kilometers long and three kilometers wide.
How many of you believed that Jesus will do it? if you believe He will do it let me hear you shout halleluiah! You see because I want you to imagine, what could we have done tonight if it had rain? we would have had a crisis.
So we need a new auditorium urgently and by the grace of God it should be ready this time next year.
How many will join hands with me to build it, because it is going to be very soon, it is going to be more than four times the one we are in now, that is why number one I want to call on those of you who believed you are in the top ten, who by the grace of God can give one billion naira, such people should see my secretary tonight for a very special announcement.
And then there will be some of you who can say I wished I can give a billion but all I can afford is hundred million; such people should also see my secretary after the program tonight.
Then there will be those of us who can give twenty million, fifty million, ten million and five hundred thousand all the way to one hundred naira. I want you to have part in this coming auditorium.
The present one was built by God and God alone.
He wants to use all of us now to build the next one. So I want you to make a decision right now; what will be your contribution towards the new auditorium, I won't ask you to begin to write on a piece of paper, all i want you to do is to decide within yourself what you want to give and whatever you decide to do, please do it urgently because by the next dry season the work should begin.
How many of you will God trust for this great assignment?
By the special grace of God i will see you in the new auditorium in next year's convention.
But this time we have to go all out, this is not a small assignment. This is not the time you just give a little; you give the very best unto the Lord.
And am going to need your prayers that my faith will not shake, will you pray for me? Your own faith also will not be shaken in Jesus name.
2 Corinthians 5 v 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things have passed away behold all things have become new.
If there is any single word that symbolizes Jesus, it is the word CHANGE.
Which is why I want to appeal to those of you who are listening by the Internet or the television, if you don't want a change in your life, switch off right now.
Because I am believing the Most High God that tonight you will encounter Jesus and when you encounter Jesus, there must be a change.
Everything about Jesus Christ spells change. From the moment He was born into this world; change, change, change.
Even the calendar changed; from the moment He came they began to talk about years before Christ and the years after Christ.
When He came by virgin birth, He changed all the rules concerning childbirth.
That is why menopause or no menopause means nothing to Him. That is why you could hear the testimony of a fifty six years old woman lifting up a brand new baby.
Because He says He can bring children out of stones. From the moment He came, walking on water, He changed everything about the law of gravity.
The law that says everything that goes up must come down has nothing to do with Jesus. You encounter Jesus, you go up, you will stay up.
The moment He came, you can boldly say I shall be above only and never beneath.
You encounter Jesus from the moment He came and he changed water into wine, it became clear that if you are linked to Him, you will never be ashamed.
Everything about Him spelt change.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight, He asked me to tell you, relax they will not succeed in disgracing you.
So if I say Jesus, you can clearly answer me and say change, if i say change, you can say Jesus, maybe we should try;
Let’s do it again, because as you are saying it, changes are beginning in your life.
Jesus never leaves a man the way He met Him. In John 5 v 2-9 He met a man who has been sick for thirty eight years, He changed everything; He put an end to his sickness, He put an end to his bondage, He put an end to his loneliness, He changed his level.
The one who used to sleep among sick people, when Jesus met him, He changed his level. I am going to call the name Jesus, and you are going to say NEW LEVEL;
I want you to understand one thing, am not joking here tonight, am sure by now you know am not a joker, you know that whatever am doing, am doing it under the direction of God and God has said, as I hear in my hears so will i do unto you.
So when i asked you to say something and you are saying it, you are saying it concerning yourself, so when i say Jesus; and you say new level, before next month you will testify.
So may I say
He met a man who was possessed by 6,000 demons, living in a tomb but Jesus will never leave you the way He met you.
I prophesy to someone here tonight, where ever you are tonight, that is the lowest you will ever be in your life.
He met this man thoroughly mad, living in a grave yard, by the time He left him, He was totally free. His destiny that was truncated has been restored. He was on a new level.
Now when I say Jesus next time, i want you to shout total freedom.
That is if you want it;
Next time I shout halleluiah! I want you to shout complete restoration,
The devil is in trouble tonight, can I hear somebody shout halleluiah!
In Luke 7 v 11-15 He met a woman a widow who had lost her only son and was going to bury the son, when Jesus met her, He changed everything the direction to the grave yard changed.
Sorrow became joy, tears became laughter.
And when I shout Jesus, be careful how you answer this time, when I shout Jesusi want you to respond New direction.
Next time when I shout Jesus; I want you to shout fullness of joy. That is for only some few people to shout this one.
Fullness of Joy.
In Mark 5 35v 43 Jesus came to Jarius's house and they told Jarius, its already too late. Jesus say no when i come on the scene, too late becomes not too late.
I beg you tonight, next time i say Jesus loud and clear, I want you to say “my time has come”.
My time has come.
Put your hands together to the Almighty.
Daddy says there is someone here tonight, just trust me; I will reverse the irreversible for you.
The focus of Jesus is not your circumstances, His focus is on you. He can do anything, all power belong to Him.
In all these years that I have been working with Him, I have seen Him in action.
I have worked with Him now for more than forty years.
If anybody says there is something Jesus cannot do, I will say the fellow is a fool. He can cure the incurable, He can raise the dead, He can make the lame to walk; we saw one yesterday.
He can make dry bone rise again; we saw one yesterday. He can bring water to come out of the rock; you can see evidence all around you.
I have seen Him in action; I have seen people they say can never have a baby; giving birth to twins, triplet and four and five.
But as powerful as God is, there is something you can call spiritual insulator.
We all know how powerful an electricity can be, you touch a naked wire; you are dead! powerful.
But the moment we wrap a piece of rubber round it, a child can play with it.
The power is still inside but the rubber won’t let it come out.
God can do anything, but Isaiah 59 v 1-2 says sin is an insulator. It says the hand of the Lord is not shortened that He cannot save, His ear is not heavy that He cannot hear, He said but your iniquities have separated between you and your God.
That is why He came; to remove the insulator. He came to wash away sin; that the power of God might be able to penetrate.
He came to change the root; He knows if He can change you, everything else about you will change.
There was a witch, very powerful witch and the law of God says thou shall not suffer a witch to live. You find a witch, you kill the witch.
But Jesus came, and they brought the witch, He changed the witch Luke 8 v 1-3,
The name of the witch is Mary Magdalene. Instead of killing her, he changed her and she became a divine treasurer.
Lift your hand to the Almighty God, change me oh Lord!
You have been known as night crawler, we change your name to child of God. He will channel your accommodation, you who have been dwelling among sinners, you will begin to dwell among saints.
Let me tell you the truth; if you truly encounter Jesus, you will lose your old friends because they won’t understand you anymore, because you won’t talk like they talk anymore. You won’t drink what they drink any more, you won’t even dress the way they dressed anymore.
If you encounter Jesus, everything will so change… If you don’t leave your friends, your friends will leave you.
You know my testimony; before I was born again, I have many friends, some of them sailor. When they travel, when they are returning, they bring me all manners of drinks.
So all my friends when they want to drink, they come to visit. They say we can't pass the house of the king without saying hello to the king. I didn't know I was king of alcohol.
Then I became born again and when they come; I say what do you drink? I have Coke, I have Fanta, I have this and that.
They will say to me "you know what we drink; scotch on the rock, five fingers”.
Sorry, i don't serve that anymore. I lost all my old friends, but look at what God has given me in replacement, look to your right, and look to your left.
If you encounter Jesus, he will bring about change.
If you say you have encounter Jesus and there are no changes, it is a pastor you encountered or maybe an evangelist, not Jesus.
When you encounter Jesus, He will change you from a civilian to a soldier.
The Bible says in 2Timothy 2 v 3-4 He says He has chosen you to be soldier.
If you really encounter Jesus; you will no longer be running from forces of darkness, because if you encounter Him, He said in his word, these sign shall follow them that believe, in my name they will cast out demons.
You will be the one driving them out; they won't be one frightening you.
You haven't encounter Jesus, if you say you afraid of witches and wizard and herbalist. If you encounter Him, you will become a warrior with the backing of the Lord of Hosts.
I have told you the story before; some of my children went to hold crusade, somewhere in this country and as they were getting ready, the masquerade in the city came out to disturb them; canning people, beating their drums loudly.
One small girl said I know what my daddy thought me, she moved aside; because it is known that if masquerade comes out and the drums that they are beating after him should break, that masquerade will not come out next year, he will be dead.
This little girl moved aside and said in the name of Jesus, every drum break!
And one by one and by one the drums began to break and the masquerade ran away.
I want you to lift your voice high to the Almighty, and say in the name of Jesus every demon disturbing my life; scatter right now... so shall it be in Jesus name.
When you encounter Jesus He will not only changes you, He will turn you to a change agent.
When He changes you, He expects you to change your city. John 4 v 1-42 a woman had married five times, divorced five times, the sixth time she didn't even bother about marriage.
She encountered Jesus, Jesus changed her, she changed her city. How can you say you have been born again for ten years and your village, your town remain the way they are?.
No matter how tiny the light is, the light will shine in darkness and darkness will not overcome it.
He changes you, so you can change your country. Look at how many of us who are here, if we take our stand in Jesus Christ seriously, if we really had genuine encounter with Jesus, we are more than enough to change this nation.
When He changes you, He wants you to change the world. But, most importantly He wants to change your final destination.
Every sinner is heading for hell, Psalm 9 v 17 He said the wicked shall be turn to hell but Jesus came and said no, let's move you towards heaven instead.
But do you know the shocking thing? It is that He won't force you to change; He won't force you to go to heaven. You don't have to go to heaven.
I was talking to one big man not too long ago, we were talking and he kept on arguing, so I said sir, there is no quarrel you don't have to go to heaven.
If you want to go to hell, the choice is yours.
He said then why are you begging me to be born again, why are you begging me to give my life to Jesus, I Laughed, I said begging? am not begging you, am warning you! But if you want to go to hell; bye, bye.
There were two thieves on the cross, nailed with Jesus Christ both of them heading for hell, Jesus stood in their midst and one began to ridicule Him; I thought they say you are a prophet why don't you deliver yourself and deliver us here?
The second one said, you are on your way to hell and you are still talking like this?
He turned to Jesus and said "I don't know if it is too late but if you get to your kingdom, if you can remember me, I will be grateful”
At that very moment change came. Jesus said you are destined for hell but I take you to heaven.
Jesus means change, but He won't force you. And believe me honestly I am not begging you either but am warning you.
The Bible says when we consider the terror of the Lord, we persuade men. Am sure you want to ask me, pastor, have you been to hell before?
no! Am not going there at all
But in 1980, I asked the Lord to give me a glimpse of hell. He said son, I won't give you one, I will give you three; I don't have the time to tell you the three I will tell you just one.
Some of you will remember the incident; there was fuel shortage in Lagos so the Molue drivers were buying petrol in Jerry cans.
One day, a bus was going to Lagos, He stopped at a bus-stop and dropped a woman but the son of the woman was going to school in the same bus, as the bus climbed over Yaba bridge, it lost control and fell on the side of the door and caught fire.
The boy inside the bus was crying my mother, mother! till he burnt to death and the Lord told me, “in HELL people will cry for help but there will be nobody to help them”.
I pray for you my brothers and sisters; you will never go to hell in Jesus name.
Jesus means change! He will change the sick to the healed. He will change the bound to the freed; He will change failure to success. Change sorrow to joy and changed hell to heaven.
But let me conclude with this; you can't discuss Jesus completely in one hour, if you decide to have an encounter with Jesus, you must be willing to come under a new management.
He said come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy lade, I will give you rest, but you must take my yoke upon you.
If I say Jesus, your answer should be new management, before you encounter Jesus; your affairs were managed by Satan and yourself.
When you give your life to Jesus, when you encounter Jesus, there can be only one master left and His name must be Jesus.
My father used to say whoever is your master is the one who will take care of you with whatever he has.
If Satan is your master he will take care of you with sickness. With fear, with night mares with all kinds of problem.
If Jesus is your master He will take care of you with health, with joy, with peace, with all manner of blessings.
So before you answer me this time think, because when I say Jesus this time, the answer this time the answer must be new management.
And if you don't want a new management, don't answer me.
As the Almighty God lives who has called me and sent me to you, you will never spend for Satan again, you will never serve Satan again. Demons will see you from now on and run in Jesus name.
I tell you one story and I will close; some of you know the story; I was invited by a king to come and preach at his thanks giving.
I went and as I was getting ready, his chiefs began to come, dressed in their regalia of their various secret societies, the ushers saw them coming and ran to me, sir are we going to allow these people in the church?
I said of course, put them on the front row; where Jesus will be able to reach them quickly and I changed my sermon immediately.
You see many of you think that Jesus is just a lamb, He is also the lion of Judah. I preached a kind of sermon I had not prepared to preached.
I preached about mount Carmel, confrontation between Elijah and the prophet of Baal, by the time I finished, because I know who my master is, I said am challenging everyone of you, if you can use all your powers to make one of my tire go flat, I gave them the number of my car, I said I will surrender to your God.
If you can’t do it you must surrender to my God.
.. . And then I gave the altar call, the second in command to the king, who is the leader of all the secret society was the first one to come forward.
When the other chiefs saw him going, they followed him. after service the king said, E.A lets go and follow this man up maybe he didn't understand what you said, we got there, Kabeyesi said do you know what you have just done, he said of course, you have surrender your life to Jesus? He said yes.
The king said why? He said ha! you see a small boy like this challenging all of us, who doesn't know there must be somebody behind him! He said it is the one behind him that i have surrender to.
Tonight am asking you come under a new management. A management of the King of kings, the management of the Lord of lords, the management of the Lord of host, the management of the Everlasting Fathers, the management of the Prince of peace, the management of the One who has never lost a war, the management of the Rock of ages, the management of the One who has no being and has no ending.
And like those of you who have ever heard me tell the story, thirty days later, He was an old man, he died.
ln his life, he had severed the devil, he was heading for hell.
He encountered Jesus thirty days before he died and now he is in heaven.
New management must be your decision tonight I know the altar call has been made before or you have just decided now that I must surrender to this new management.
I know the altar call has been made before, some of us might come late or you have just decided to give your life to Jesus, and you want to surrender to this new management, come to the altar and give your life to Jesus, come under a new management, and you really want to give your life to Christ, come and stand before me and I will pray for your salvation.
As you come begin to call on him and say Father, I want to come under a new management of the Lord Jesus.
I don't want to have anything to do with the devil anymore, I want you to save my soul and I will serve you from now on.
I told you yesterday, if you don't want to clap for Jesus don't clap, if you want to clap then do it with all your might.
He doesn't want anything lukewarm, you are either cold or you are hot.
As you come begin to pray don't wait for the others, cry to God and say Lord save my soul, I want to come under a new management, I want to come under the management of the Lord Jesus Christ, I don't want to have anything to do with the devil any more.
Please stretch your hand towards this people that the Almighty God will give them a brand new beginning and He will change them from sinner to saint and they will never go back into the world.
Pray for them.
Ask the Almighty mighty to save your soul, let him have mercy on you and save your soul.... in Jesus mighty name i have prayed.
Savior I want to thank you for your word, and I want to thank you for all these your children who has come forward tonight, those in front here and those at the various altars, please Lord save their souls in Jesus name.
Let your blood wipe away their sins in Jesus name. Write their names in the books of life in Jesus name. Give everyone of them a new beginning in Jesus name and from now on, any time they call on you; please answer them in Jesus name. Thank you Father, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen
Loud and clear, say Father, everything you have to change in me, so that i will make it to heaven, change it tonight; my way of thinking, my way of dressing, the kind of friends, everything you have to change so I can make heaven, change it tonight. Change without a single exception. And if I don't want it to go gently, change it by force, change me completely.... in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
In that name that is above every other name, every change necessary in your life so that you can make it to heaven, God will do it tonight in Jesus name.
Any association, any link that can make sure you don't make it to heaven the Almighty God will destroy it tonight.
In the mighty name of Jesus, any change that God needs to make in your life that doesn't want to happen easily, God will do it by force in Jesus name, so shall it be, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
And as usual I know there will be some of you because you are so super spiritual, you may not be interested in what am about to do but am obeying my Daddy and I have discovered that when He asked me to do something that may look foolish to some people, I get results.
You see every miracle you need was purchased for you at the cross. As He hung on the cross, according to Peter 2v 24 the Bible says as He carried your sin on the cross, suddenly His stripes began to make you whole.
As He hung on the cross and the blood began to flow, the Bible says your victory over the devil became available.
He said they overcome the devil by the Blood of the Lamb. As He hung on the cross; completely naked, the Bible says He became poor that you might become rich.
As He hung on the cross, your breakthrough became available.
As He hung on the cross, the Bible says Jesus Christ said if I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto me.
As they lifted Him up on the cross, your promotion became available.
So Daddy asked me to do something tonight.
If you don’t believe me, don’t participate, He asked me to make a little cross and I obeyed.
This is the cross; it is made of ordinary wood, there is nothing hidden there, there is nothing written on it. It is not even painted because the cross on which Jesus Christ died was not made of gold, it was made of ordinary wood.
Now Daddy asked me to tell you; as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so that those who looked on it were healed, He asked me to lift up this cross and give you some minute to pray.
Whatever you want God to do, ask Him now. Please make sure you asked for the most important one first…. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
And then Daddy said to me, it is because of the cross that anointing came, because Jesus said it is expedient for you that I go away, because if I don’t go away the Holy spirit will not come.
So you get out your handkerchief and wave it to the cross. You just pray to the Almighty to let His anointing flow into the handkerchief…. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
When I was waiting on the Lord for this program, He gave me some word for this program because I wrote them down;
1. He said someone will be here tonight, he said by the time I finish with you, every body part of your body will be like brand new.
2. He said there will be someone tonight; He said from now on, I will give you beauty for ashes.
3. He said there will be someone here tonight; He said you will soon know the full meaning of oil of joy.
4. He said there will be someone here tonight, He said you will get a break through very soon that you will know that this is too big. He asked me to tell you, fifty percent of it belongs to Him.
5. Then He says there will be someone here tonight, He said one day truly great men will marvel at your greatness.
6. He also told me, He said because of what am about to do for you, for a whole month, all those who come to your house will be shouting halleluiah!
7. Finally He said to me, He said for the rest of the year, every month you will have a testimony.
In the mighty name of Jesus, everything you have asked for tonight, receive the answer in Jesus name.
Everything that Jesus bought for you on the cross, receive it tonight in Jesus name.
Anything that will stand between you and anything you have asked for, may them be destroyed right now in Jesus name and may your testimonies begin this month in Jesus name. So shall it be in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Shout the name of Jesus and I want to hear you say
Heaven at last;
Let me hear you shout another halleluiah!
Glory be to God.