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FEBRUARY HOLY GHOST SERVICE

February 1st, 2019.

THEME: SWIMMING IN GLORY PART 2

BY: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE

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

Praise Him for bringing you to the second month of this year.

Worship Him for everything He has done for you since the beginning of the year.

Praise Him

Magnify His holy name

Adore the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Ancient of days, the Unchangeable changer; bless His holy name.

The Helper of the helpless, the Defender of the defendless, the Lord of host, the King of glory, the Lord mighty in battle, Praise Him, Worship His holy name.

Give Him glory, give Him honour; give Him adoration; bless His holy name.

Thank You Father.

Blessed be Your holy name.

Thank You my Father.

Thank You my King

Blessed be Your holy name.

I worship You

I adore You

I thank You for Your kindness

Thank You for Your faithfulness

Thank You for Your supports

Thank You for answered prayers.

Ancient of days glory be to Your holy name.

Thank You for loving me

Thank You for choosing me

Thank You for supporting me

Thank You for providing for me

Blessed be Your holy name Lord

What a marvelous God You are

 I am proud of You my Daddy

I am proud to be Your son

Glory glory glory be to Your holy name Lord.

Thank You for loving me and I want You to know I love You too.

Glory be to Your holy name Daddy.

Glory be to Your holy name.

Glory, glory be to Your name.

Hallowed be Your name my Father and my God.

Ancient of days thank You;

Thank You

Thank You

Thank You

Thank You

Thank You Lord.

Blessed, blessed, blessed be Your holy name.

Thank You my Father.

In Jesus mighty name we worshipped.

I want you to lift your voice to Him loud and clear and say: Father, this very moment, remove the garment of shame from my life.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Father, this very moment, every garment of shame Lord, remove from my life; cloth me with Your glory; remove every garment of shame from my life. O yes Daddy, this very moment, every garment of shame remove it from my life. Thank You my Father. Thank You Jesus.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

We give You all the glory

We give You honour

We give You all the glory

We give You honour

Amen

We give You all the glory

We give You honour

We give You all the glory

We give You honour

Jesus

We give You all the glory

We give You honour

We give You all the glory

We give You honour

Father Almighty we give You all the glory, we give You all the honour, we give You all the adoration. Thank You for what You have done for us in January; thank You Lord for keeping us till this moment; Father, accept our worship in Jesus name. My Lord and my Saviour I cry to You now concerning all of Your children, beginning from right now, every garment of shame take away from us. Anything in our lives that is challenging You the Almighty, King of glory, anything in our lives that is causing people to say where is your God, remove it right now in Jesus’ name. Please Lord, replace every shame with Your glory. In the lives of every one of us tonight my Father and my God do something glorious and please Lord God Almighty, once again we are in one accord, have mercy on Nigeria.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let somebody shout hallelujah.

I want to you shake hands with three or four people and say your excellence arise and shine.

Thank you and then you may please be seated.

Isaiah 60, I am reading from verse 1 to 3 (Isaiah 60 verse 1 to 3):

 1Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

I told us last month that the glory of God is light - the glory of God shone upon the people;

And as the passage is telling us, you can only arise and shine if your light is come.

So in the first few minutes that as we normally do that I want to talk to those who are yet to give their life to Jesus before we go into the miracle section of the service.

I want you to know that you cannot shine without light;

It is not possible to shine without light and you are not going to get light from Satan – it is not possible.

Satan is called the king of darkness.

Everything associated with him is darkness.

And you cannot be in darkness and expect light.

Jesus Christ is the Light.

John chapter 8 verse 12 – He said I AM the Light of the world; he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.

Until you are following Jesus Christ hundred percent, you are in darkness and if you are in darkness you cannot shine.

The Bible tells us in Malachi chapter 4 verse 2 says Jesus Christ is the Sun of righteousness.

He is the Sun.

We Christians we are the moon; we reflect His light.

We cannot shine without Him.

It is only because we are in Christ that we too can say we are the light of the world because that is what He called us.

It is by His decree alone, the decree of the Lord Jesus Christ alone that you and I can say we are the light of the world because He said so in Matthew chapter 5 verse 14 – He decreed it – you are the light of the world.

Like the special song we sang earlier on:

He said I am the light of the world because that is what the Lord Jesus Christ called me; whatever He calls me that is what I am.

But if you are not one of His own you are not light and if you are not light you cannot shine.

Now, in Matthew chapter 4 verse 16, there was a prophecy concerning the Lord Jesus Christ: it says those who seat in darkness have seen a great light.

What is that great light?

Jesus Christ.

He says those who are in the region of the shadow of death unto them light is sprung up

Jesus brought light into the world.

And He says in Isaiah 42 verse 6 to 7, He said I AM calling you in righteousness – calling you out of darkness

He says come I will hold your hand, I will keep you; I will even turn you to a light to the gentiles.

He is beckoning to you, leave darkness and come into light;

Don’t stay in darkness, come;

He says I will hold your hand, I will keep you, I will even transform you, you too will become light.

So tonight, the choice is yours.

Do you want to stay in darkness? Or

Do you want to come to light?

There is a passage in Micah chapter 7 verse 8 –important passage: Micah chapter 7 verse 8, it says my enemies don’t rejoice against me; if I fall I shall arise; when I sit in darkness the Lord shall be light unto me.

If you die in darkness it will be your fault; it will not be because Jesus Christ as not shown you the light.

If the enemy rejoices over you, the fault is yours because the Lord is saying come, I will hold your hand;

Come, I will keep you;

Come, and let me change you to light.

And all that is involved is that you say bye-bye to Satan; bye-bye to the life of sin and come into the glorious light of Lord Jesus Christ.

And you have an opportunity to do so tonight and I am going to count from one to ten

Before I say ten, if you want to say bye-bye to darkness, you want to say bye-bye to the devil and all his ways; you want to say bye-bye to a life of sin; you want to surrender your life to Jesus Christ the light of the world; before I say ten come and stand before me and I will pray for the salvation of your soul.

I am counting now:

One, two,

The choice is yours; if you seat in darkness your enemy will rejoice over you but if you come to light, Jesus Christ will hold your hand, He will keep you and He will turn you to light.

Three

He is calling you now; come out of darkness; come into His light; be transformed into light yourself.

Four,

Today is your day of salvation; Jesus is calling you; let His blood wash away your sins and turn you to a light to the gentiles.

Five, six, seven, eight,

I will wait a little for those of you who are coming from afar but keep coming, keep coming; let the Light of the world transform your life, take you out of darkness, and bring you into His light and change you to light Himself. Keep coming, keep coming; keep coming

Eight

Thank you those of you who are clapping, your hands will never be empty.

Thank You Jesus.

Keep coming; keep coming

Nine

Okay.

Thank you.

Those of you who are still on the way keep coming but those who are already in front talk to the Almighty God and ask Him to wash you clean with His blood. Tell Him I don’t want to have anything to do with devil and all his ways anymore, please be my Lord, be my Saviour, let Your blood wash away my sins and turn me to a light to the gentiles. Cry unto Him.

And the rest of us please let us stretch our hands towards this our new brothers and sisters that the One who saved our souls will save their own souls also. Let us pray that the Almighty God will have mercy on them that His powerful blood will wash away their sins and they will become children of God from this moment onward. Pray for them brethren. Pray for them. those of you who are on the way keep coming and pray even as you come; pray that the Almighty God will have mercy on you and He will save your soul that He will wash you clean with His blood; that He will turn you to a child of God. Call on Him and say Lord have mercy on me, be my Saviour, be my Lord and I will serve You for the rest of my life. Thank You Jesus.

Please let us pray for them for another one minute. Those of you who are still on the way please hurry up; make sure  you get here before I finish praying; you are not too late yet you can still come. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so Saviour we want to say thank You very very much for Your word and thank You for these people who have responded to Your call; thank You because You said that whosoever will come unto You, You will no wise cast out, they have come to You now  Father please receive them in Jesus’ name; have mercy on them, let Your blood wash away their sins; save their souls today; write their names in the Book of Life and please Lord anytime they call on You answer them by fire and don’t let them ever backslide. Thank You Almighty God.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen

Now, those of you who have come forward I want to rejoice with you; I want to promise from now on by the grace of God I will be praying for you.

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

The Counselors will give you some card to fill; fill the card very quickly and pass it back to them and we will wait for you till you finish and then we will continue.

Congratulations.

God bless you.

Thank you.

The text we read said arise and shine.

I just want to take the first word – arise.

Tonight that should be enough for tonight.

Arise!

What does it mean?

Arise means different things to different people; it is all matter of where you are and we are going to look at the various position you might be and then find out the meaning of arise for that position and then we are going to do some serious praying tonight.

Now, before I begin to explain what arise means to different people, I need to let know that the arise of Isaiah chapter 60 verse 1 is not an advice; it is not a plea;

You know I have thought you in the past that when God wants to talk you, He could talk in various forms:

He could be advising you: I set before you life and death, chose life – that is an advice.

He could be pleading with you

He could be saying why should you die O house of Israel? I have no joy, no pleasure in the death of a sinner – that is plead; He is pleading.

But the advice here is a command.

Thank God He says let there be light; it is a command not an advice and not a plea.

So God is not advising, He is not pleading, He is commanding someone here tonight and He is saying arise.

Who is that fellow?

Okay

Now, what does arise mean to someone who is dead?

To the dead, arise means come to life, resurrect.

For example, in Mark chapter 5 from verse 35 to 43: when He got into the house of Jairus He took the little girl by the hand and said little girl I say unto you arise.

What was it He was saying to that girl; she was dead, He was saying I say unto you resurrect; come back to life.

So if someone is physically dead and God says arise, He is saying come back to life.

If someone is mentally dead, completely dead mentally, totally deranged, arise is saying come back to your right mind.

Like in Mark chapter 5 verse 2 to 15 that fellow was mad, so mad and was living in the grave yard but when the Lord met him, he fell at the feet of Jesus Christ; by the time he got up from his feet he was back in his right mind.

When somebody is dead materially; dead financially, arise means come out of debt, be debt free; begin to prosper again.

Like in 2Kings chapter 4 verse 1 to 7, you know that woman who was so deeply in debt that the only thing the creditor could find valuable in her house were the children;

And when the Almighty God commanded, before that day was out, not only was all her debt paid but she never had to borrow again.

So those of you who are in serious debt – arise.

If one is dead maritally and that could mean several things:

It could mean that the marriage is over;

It could mean that the womb is dead; etcetera etcetera

Arise simply means come back again.

The Bible tells us in Romans chapter 4 verse 17 to 20 that the womb of Sarah was dead that when the One who is the Light of the world pay them a visit the womb came back to life.

If one is dead spiritually, arise could mean come out of sin, come to the Almighty God just as we have already seen.

Ephesians chapter 2 verse 1 talks about being dead in trespasses and in sins;

But basically death is symbolic of hopelessness.

Because some people we say well I am not dead physically, I am not dead financially, I am not dead spiritually; death is symbolic of hopelessness.

Job chapter 14 verse 7 to 10: Job said, it was written there is hope for a tree; if you cut it down as long as the root is still on the ground it is waiting for next rain and then it will bud again;

He said but man dies and that is the end of him.

So death is symbolic of hopelessness.

And you will find another example in John chapter 11 from verse 20 to 25, when Jesus arrived in the house of Mary and Martha, the sister of Lazarus said Lord if you had been here my brother would not have died.

In other word it is too late now, there is not hope now.

So arise to the dead therefore means attack that hopeless situation in your life; refuse to surrender to hopelessness; refuse to surrender to those who say you can never make it – that is what arise means to the dead.

I will give you an example; you have heard the story before.

An uncle of mine was an Engineer, things used to be good but things became very bad, so bad that he could not get money to buy cloth; so bad that he had to be taking the rapper of the wife to make buba and soro.

So he decided okay, rather than shame that he will rather die.

But being a funny kind of person, he said he will go to church, he will sing, he will dance so that everybody will noticed him and then he will go home and commit suicide;

But why he was in the church he heard a sermon; the preacher was talking about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and said when Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego prayed that the God who will serve is able to deliver us;

They did not know how God will do it but they said it all the same.

He heard that word and said haa I don’t know how I will get out of my present predicament but I refuse to die.

The day he was sharing his testimony he had just bought fourteen cars for his workers.

He refused to die!

He arose from the dead.

Let me hear somebody lift up his or her hand and say I will arise

Say it loud and clear.

Arise to the one who is sleeping means wake up.

It is dangerous to sleep.

In 1Samuel chapter 26 verse from verse 4 to 16, the Bible tells us that king Saul slept, surrounded by mighty men of Israel; not ordinary soldiers, mighty ones, the best but they all slept too after all they were human beings.

And the enemy came, took the sword of the king and his water bottle and those who came with David said to David just one stroke and the king will be dead.

When you are sleeping no matter how strong you are, you are helpless; open to the attack of the enemy;

And if you think I have bodyguards (laughing)

You want to trust bodyguards!

They are human beings too; they do sleep.

I was sharing with my children not too long ago during our morning devotion.

I said I have just gone round the camp in the night praying and I saw one of the guards; he was not just sleeping, he was far gone.

I say if it were in the past I would have taken his touch light but now I said let him sleep after all he is human being too.

Thank God that there is a God who never sleep nor slumber.

Let me hear you shout hallelujah to Him.

In Matthew 13 verse 24 to 28, the Bible says a man went to his field, he planted some very beautify seed but when the day came and the seed begin to germinate, there were tares also.

He said, haha, I planted good seeds; where comes all these tares?

Somebody said an enemy has done this.

When you are sleeping enemy can sow!

But apart from that, apart from the dangers of sleeping, what exactly does sleep mean?

Well, Proverbs chapter 26 verse 14 tells us that when somebody is sleeping he can be rolling on his bed; he thinks he is moving but he is still on his bed.

What does sleep means?

It means motion without progress; just on the same sport; going round the circle.

You think you are moving but you are still on the same sport.

Some of us understand what that means.

For years now, 5:00am you are awake so that you are able to catch the bus going to Lagos and you go in the morning, you return in the evening and you have been doing that for years and you remain on the same sport.

Sleeping!

But the Bible says something else about sleep; you want to find that one in Isaiah 29 that is the one that is most fearful

Isaiah 29 verse 8 says a hungry man is sleeping and he had a dream and in the dream he was eating but when he wakes up he is still hungry.

He went to bed thirsty, in his dream he was drinking water and when he woke up he was as thirsty as ever before.

What does sleep mean?

It means unfulfilled dreams.

When you have dreams, beautiful dreams but they never come through that is what sleep stands for.

I know a student when I was at the University of Lagos as a lecturer; he came in to study Engineering;

After years when he could not go beyond year one, they asked him to withdraw and so he changed to Architecture.

After years they asked him to withdraw then he changed to Fine Art - he said drawing is drawing.

He never graduated.

Unfulfilled dreams – that is sleep.

Some of us are sleeping

But will you lift your hands to the Almighty God and say: in the mighty name of Jesus I will arise.

And then arise means something different to the one who is seating down.

To the one who is seating down, arise means stand up.

It is not the same thing as to the one who is dead.

To the one who is dead, arise means resurrect.

To the one who is sleeping, arise means wake up.

To the one who is seating, arise means stand up.

Now, what does seating mean?

Number one: it means resting too soon.

You are complacent; you think you have arrived.

God wants to take you to the sun, you are not even on the moon yet and you are already seated.

You know the story

1Kings chapter 13 from verse 1 to 35 – is the story of a young prophet; God sent him an errand – go and deliver my message; when you finished get out of town, do not eat there, do not drink there; do not take the same root you took in when you are coming out;

He did what God asked him to do and he left.

But before he got home he decided to seat down under a juniper tree he rested before he got home.

That is where the older prophet met him, took him back to go and eat and drink; only to prophesy to him that a lion will kill him

That boy never got home.

The problem with many many many Christian is that we are seated; we thought we have arrived.

Oh, I have seen it happening and happening again.

You will see a man of God doing so well for the Almighty God, the church is growing, the work of God is moving and all of a sudden he is seated.

No more prayer at night; no more Bible study; no more self sacrifice – he is seated.

Or it could even be worst still

If you read Psalm 1 verse 1, you will notice something there – it talks about the man who is blessed;

He does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly; he does not stand in the way of sinners; he does not sit in the seat of the scornful.

I just want you to look at something there: from walking to standing to seating - Retrogression

Things getting worse and worse and worse

He was walking; then he was standing; now he is seating.

To be seated means you used to be a champion but now you are relic.

You use to be relevant but now you are relic.

1Samuel chapter 10 verse 1: Saul was captain.

In 1Samuel chapter 16 verse 14, he has become a relic – seated.

In Luke chapter 15 from verse 11 to 19, you find the story of the prodigal son, he used to be wealthy but things had gone down, down, down, until he was now struggling to eat with pigs but he said I will arise

I will arise means I will attack retrogression; I refuse to go down any further; I refused to stop until I reach my goal.

It is terrible thing to be seated; to be satisfied when God says He still wants to move you higher you say you want to seat down.

I can give you an example close home.

When we came here to this camp ground we have four and half acres of land then we bought more and got to about thirty;

Then we bought a little more

By the time we are about hundred acres there are people who said to me:  what do you want to do with all this land – hundred acres?

And unfortunately I listened to them.

Until the Almighty God woke me up one day and said what is wrong with you?

Are they the one who called you?

Are they the one who brought you here?

Let me hear somebody say I will arise.

Thank You Father.

Daddy says I should tell somebody here today, He said it does not matter what the enemy try there will be no mourning in your family this year.

Arise to the one who is standing means jump to action.

You are not seating down now, you are standing – you are already standing – and God till say arise.

What does that mean?

It means jump to action.

1Samuel 16 from 11 to 13 – when Samuel went to the house of Jesse to appoint a king and he could not find the king among the seven boys presented;

He asked Jesse: are these all your boys?

Jesse said well there remains another in the field; that one is not king material.

He was so reluctant in referring to David

But Samuel said we will not seat down until you bring him.

So Samuel was standing when they brought in David.

And God spoke to Samuel and said this is him, anoint him.

Arise to the one who is already standing means jump into action.

Arise means therefore begin to move; begin to make progress.

Acts of the Apostles chapter 3 verse 1 to 8 – when Peter saw that man who was born lame he said to him: silver and gold I have none but what I have I give unto you – in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

And of course the man jumped up, leaping, walking and praising God.

Arise means stop being stagnant, begin to take steps

It may be more little step after another but begin to move.

2Kings chapter 7 from verse 1 to 11 tells you the story of the lepers by the gate of Samaria who said they will seat down here, we will die;

If we go the enemy territory there is a possibility we will die too but at least let us move; let us take steps; let us stop standing still.

Do you know there is a story in Matthew chapter 14 from verse 23 to 29:

You know the story when Jesus told the disciples to go to the other side and then He went to mountain top to pray and by the time He came down it was night, all the boats are gone and the disciples were in the middle of the sea in a storm

And Jesus was walking towards them, walking on water; they saw Him, they were afraid…

You know the story.

And He said don’t be afraid it is Me

And Peter said if it is You ask me to come unto You

And He said come.

The rest of the disciples were in the boat with him;

It was stormy night; there were all standing; bailing out water from the boat;

Only one fellow took a step and that was Peter.

I know some preachers have preached some terrible sermons about Peter: that he took his eyes of Jesus Christ, he began to sink

I agreed but he took a step and he walked on water – he took some steps on water;

None others did that one except the Lord Jesus Christ.

Arise to the one who is already standing means take steps to fulfill your potential.

There is a tremendous amount of potentials in you, what you can achieve is beyond your wildest imagination but you have to take the step first.

Anybody who is not willing to dear, who is not willing to take to risk, is not going to move far.

When I told my people we have found land for camp ground

They said where?

I said along Lagos-Ibadan express way.

Where exactly there?

And I described it.

They said haa!

Because this used to be the headquarters of highway robbers and they were robbing every day.

You want to take us into the jungle!

Thank God in Redeemed Christian Church of God, God rules here.

I said we are going.

Okay, you are our leader, if we you are going we will follow.

This place was so bad at that time and an acre of land was selling for one thousand naira.

Nobody wanted to buy it; things are different now.

But it is because by the grace of God will took that first step.

That is why we are where we are today.

Do I hear somebody shout I will arise.

Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.

But you have to arise – take the first step and see the Almighty God in action.

To the one who is already walking, what is the meaning of arise?

Thank You Father.

It is a serious one

The Lord asks me to tell somebody, I have destroyed destroyer before I will do so again.

Thank You Daddy.

Daddy wants me to tell somebody, He said your greatest worry will turn out to be a false alarm.

Now to the one who is already walking, arise means start running.

I am already walking and you are still saying arise!

Arise means, who ask you to be walking, you should be running by now.

1Samuel 17 verse 39 to 49 – David and Goliath, they were already walking one towards another and they were talking; each one was boosting about his god.

Goliath said you this little boy you are coming against me, you are dead;

David was saying I will show that I am coming in the name of the Lord;

They were walking towards another.

But all of a sudden, David began to run.

It is the one who began to run who got the victory.

Some of you are already doing well, you are already walking but you should begin to run.

It is a special year, peculiar year, a year when you should force your way to dominion.

2Kings chapter 2, you can read it from verse 1 to 15 (2Kings 2 verse 1 to 25) tells you the story of what happen the day Elijah left and Elisha took over.

Acts chapter 8 verse 5 to 8 will give you another example of what I am taking about; tells you the story of a young man calls Philip.

He was already walking, he was already a Deacon, he was already well known but he did not stop with walking.

He ran all the way to Samaria and from the one who used to serve bread he became someone who took a whole city for the Almighty God.

Running means accelerate your promotion; do greater things; move faster.

Oh Lord God Almighty

When I gave my life to Jesus Christ I was hungry to serve God; hungry!

I was not even a good preacher; I did not know anything about preaching, all I knew was Mathematics

But something inside me told me you can start something.

So in my office at the University of Lagos during break time I gathered those who could not say no if I say come – my cleaner, my messenger, my typists;

Every one of you during break time should come to my office for prayer and Bible study.

(Laughing)

They could not say no because their lives depend on obeying.

After some time I said when you are coming tomorrow bring your friends.

Little by little that little Bible Study grew such an extent my room could not contain and we went to a classroom

And at a stage at the University of Lagos my Head of Department – the late Professor Chike Obi of blessed memory had to call me

And said Enoch, Adeboye I know you, you are good boy but you are causing trouble here - We cannot even get a typist to type for us.

I say I am only during this thing at break time!

He said if you want to do it, do it after we have closed; then you can do whatever you want.

Because the situation got to a stage that every messenger told other messenger – Bible Study is going on there; fifteen minutes only, not more.

But that was the beginning; I did not stop there;

By the grace of God one thing led to another and then to another and then we held a first congress at Ilesha Grammar School

And something led to another and we are here today.

If you are tired of making slow progress raise your hand to the Almighty God and say I will arise.

Now, to the one who is already running; what does arise mean?

Thank You Daddy.

I believe this one is my own, so I want to say yes to it before I tell you.

The Almighty God said there is someone here today, He said since I Am the One building you, every effort to pull down will fail.

Daddy says there is someone here today, He said the pain came suddenly, the Doctors have not been able to find what caused it but He asked me to tell you the pain will disappear suddenly.

We will hear your testimony soon.

To the one who is running; what does arise mean?

Arise means begin to fly.

Isaiah chapter 40 verse 31 tells us that if you wait upon the Lord you can renew your strength and then begin to mount up with wings as eagles.

You can fly you know; not like a witch.

But the Holy Spirit can move you to a height you never dreamt possible.

In Acts chapter 8 from verse 26 to 40, the Bible tells us the story of Philip –

You know he was walking when he became a Deacon and then he began to run when he took over Samaria for Christ

Then God said, hey, I still have something else for you: go to the desert and got to desert and saw somebody who was coming to Africa and said go and join yourself to the chariot;

He joined himself to the chariot; he preached the gospel to the fellow and the fellow got converted and brought the gospel to Africa by the way;

And then the man said I want to be baptize;

Why not

So Philip baptized him.

The Bible said that as soon as Philip finished the baptism the Spirit of God just caught him off and the next we knew, he landed at Azotus.

It is possible for the Holy Spirit to pick somebody who is already running and take him to a height that when he himself looked at himself he will know: only God could have done this.

And I will give you a very simple example.

Myself, whether you believe it or not I love to eat; so those who tell you that I don’t eat they are deceiving you;

Because I heard that some people carried some rumors around sometime they said the reason God is using him is because he does not eat.

If you think I don’t eat, invite me to your house;

Prepare good pounded yam and make sure the combination okro soup had plenty of bush meat and fish and chicken and whatever

And you will see a miracle in your dining room; even as mountain becomes a valley.

The first time somebody said to me that I should fast for three days and three nights, I called him a murderer.

Because I never fasted before; the only fasting I ever did was on Good Friday and that is from morning till 12noon and by 9:00am I was already checking the time to be sure it is 12:00

Then somebody said I should fast for three days and three nights; I said you want to commit murder.

But one day came and I saw one little girl giving a testimony and said she was thanking God that she fasted for seven days and seven nights without food.

I looked at her; this little thing!

Seven days and seven nights without food and not dead!

So I decided I will try three days

And I am telling you, the three days and three nights I thought I will die several times.

But today now, forty days and forty nights is not joke; but God as done it again and again.

Is anybody here who wants to go to greater heights; let me hear you shout I will arise.

What about somebody who is already flying; what does arise mean?

Thank You Father.

Let me say amen to this before I tell you because this one is definitely must be mine

Because God says there is somebody here tonight, He said you will struggle less and yet increase more.

The one who is already flying, arise means move from glory to glory.

2Corinthians chapter 3 verse 18 (somebody as already referred to tonight) said that we are beholding the Lord as in a mirror and we are change by the spirit from glory to glory.

Somewhere along the line in our series on swimming in glory, we will talk about categories of glory.

Because the Bible says there is one glory of the moon and there is another glory of the sun and then there is another glory of the stars

But stars differ from stars in glory.

So if you are already flying and people can testify that you already flying, there is still somewhere higher to go - from glory to glory.

Let us consider Peter just quickly.

Peter started by healing people by touching them – Acts chapter 3 verse 1 to 8 – he held the lame man by the hand before the man could walk.

Then he moved on to healing by shadow – Acts chapter 5 from verse 14 to 16

Then he move to healing by saying so; just by speaking – Acts chapter 9 from verse 32 to 35

Then he moved on to raising the dead by saying so – Acts chapter 9 verse 36 to 42.

The Almighty God has something higher for you.

It does not matter how high you are now, you have not seen anything yet.

If you believe that let me hear you shout hallelujah.

When I was preparing this message I remembered the testimony of one of my daughters in the mission field; she had been barren for years.

Then we went to visit a country where husband and herself are located:

Daddy I have been trusting God for the fruit of the womb for all this years.

I say, okay, this is your year.

And I am saying this is your year to somebody.

That very month she became pregnant; pregnant with a set of twins.

Three mouth into the pregnancy, about three month to the pregnancy she went for a test and they said one of the twins had died in her womb

And because it is one of this advanced countries they said well there is a way out; we will operate and take out the dead one so that the living one can survive.

She gave me a call and cry to God: these are miracles babies, how can one of them die?

And the Doctor said if they don’t operate it as soon as possible the dead one will rot and poison the other one so that both of them will die and even the mother may die too.

You are my God, with You all things are possible; these are miracle twins and I want to see the two of them alive.

Well to cut the long story short, six month later she delivered the two twins and alive and well because there is a higher level that the Almighty God can take you.

If you are not satisfy with where you are and you want to go to as high as God can ever take you, let me hear you shout I will arise.

We will be praying in a moment but I just heard somebody singing and you know when I hear this kind of singing, it is a special miracle for somebody special.

And the song in English means:

“My Jesus is performing wonders in the life of me His child”

I will sing the song in Yoruba but that is what the song means.

Jesu yi da bi ra

Jesu yi da bi ra

Laye’mi omo Re

Jesu yi n da bi ra

If you know that song, stand up and sing it.

Jesu yi da bi ra

Jesu yi da bi ra

Laye’mi omo Re

Jesu yi n da bi ra

One more time

Jesu yi da bi ra

Jesu yi da bi ra

Laye’mi omo Re

Jesu yi n da bi ra

Just once more

Jesu yi da bi ra

Jesu yi da bi ra

Laye’mi omo Re

Jesu yi n da bi ra

The Lord asked me to tell someone, He said before the end of the month that will be your song.

I want you to seat down and write down your prayer points because we want to pray now.

And if I were you tonight I will pray like never before.

Prayer points number one and of course you know that: praise Him; praise the Almighty God; praise this wonder working God.

And then number two: you will say in the name of Jesus I will arise today and God will reverse my irreversible.

When we talk of hopeless situation, if you arise in faith the irreversible will be reversed. So, in the name of Jesus I will arise today and God will reverse my irreversible.

Number three: In the name of Jesus I will arise today and God will fulfill all my dreams. I will arise from my sleep and God will fulfill all my dreams.

Number four: In the name of Jesus I will arise today and God will end stagnation in my life.

Number five: In the name of Jesus I will arise today and God will help me fulfill my potentials.

Number six: In the name of Jesus I will arise today and God will accelerate my promotion.

Number seven: In the name of Jesus I will arise today and God will take me to greater heights.

Number eight: In the name of Jesus I will arise today and God will move from glory to glory.

Number nine: In the name of Jesus I will arise today and begin to shine for the Lord.

Number ten: In the name of Jesus I will arise today and begin to swim in God’s glory.

I am going to give you some time to pray - maybe three minutes for each point - for about thirty minutes and altar is open, you can come and cry to the Lord.

You will arise and begin to shine. Arise from the dead; arise from your sleep; arise those of you who are seated; arise those of you who are standing; arise those of you who are walking; arise and let the Almighty God take over from there.

Go ahead and begin to cry to the Almighty God.

Hallelujah

Thank You Saviour

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

In the Name that is above every other name you will arise and as you do so the Almighty God will reverse your irreversible. The King of glory Himself will fulfill your dreams. Beginning from right now an end will come to your stagnation. In the name of the Almighty Jesus, the Almighty Himself will help you fulfill your potentials. He will accelerate your promotion. He will take you to greater heights. He will move you from glory to glory. You will begin to shine for the Lord. For the rest of your life you will swim in His glory.

And now my Father and my God I am committing your children from the Headquarters family into Your hands; because they are the Headquarters, the mother of all branches; I hereby decree Lord God Almighty that they will never no barrenness. You have made them the head they will never be tail. They will always be above; they will never be beneath and they won’t bury their children. Whatever they ask from You my Father and my God You will grant them double. And I pray they will continue to be fruitful. Thank You my Father.

All of you who have come tonight, this night will be a night to remember. It shall be well with you. The One who said that He has destroyed destroyer before will take care of those who try to destroy you. You shall go higher; you will never go lower. You shall go forward; you will never go backward and you too you will serve God till the end. So shall it be. This month will be a glorious month for you.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let me hear you shout hallelujah.




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