WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE HEAVENS OPEN 2nd of February, 2001
….. Just cry to God straight away! Say, “Father, fulfil your promise in my life, fulfil your promise! Those things You said You would do in my life, do them tonight! Fulfil your promises in my life tonight! Oh, yes Father my body is expecting Your glory! My soul is expecting Your glory! My spirit is expecting Your glory! Father fulfil Your promises in my life tonight! All those things You had promised me, Father fulfil them tonight! This night O Lord! Do something special in my life that will show the whole world that I am serving the living God – everything that I’ve been crying out to you in my body, my soul, my spirit, my Lord and my Saviour please satisfy them tonight! Meet all my needs tonight! Please meet all my needs tonight! I just ask You Lord God Almighty! – do them tonight O Lord! Do them tonight! Arise O Lord on my behalf! Arise, Kong of Glory! Arise! All those things that you have promised me Father, fulfil them tonight, fulfil them tonight my Lord! My body is expecting Your glory! My soul is expecting Your glory! My spirit is expecting Your glory! Please Father fulfil Your promises! Reach down from heaven O Lord and touch me tonight! Meet all my needs tonight Father, in Your own supernatural way. Don’t let me go home without receiving a touch from You tonight! Please Father, look down from heaven tonight and just pay attention to me! Tonight Father, stretch forth Your mighty hand to touch me, touch my body, my soul, my Spirit! Father, minister to me specially tonight! O Lord God Almighty! look down from heaven! Let me receive a special ministration from You tonight. Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Name Lord! Fulfil Your promise in my life! Let this night be a night I will never forget. Let his night be a night Your name will be glorified in my life. Father, surprise me tonight, surprise me tonight. Alleluia! Father! Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
There is none holy as the Lord, there is none beside Him, neither is there anyone like our Lord there is none holy as the Lord…. holy, holy, holy…..You are highly lifted up there is no-one like You…. Jehovah, You are the most high…… Let’s go ahead and worship Him! Let’s magnify His holy Name! He’s worthy to be praised, He’s worthy to be adored! Let’s bless Him! Let’s worship Him! Let’s bless Him! Let’s worship Him! Let’s worship the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!! The I AM that I AM! The Ancient of Days!! The Unchangeable Lord! The Rock of Ages!! Let’s bless the Alpha and Omega; the beginning and the ending; the One who is, the One who was, the One who is to come! Let’s bless the Almighty God! Let’s bless the One whose Name is Wonderful! The One who is Counsellor! The One who is mighty God!, The One who is Everlasting Father! The One who is Prince of Peace. Let’s praise Him, let’s praise the Rock of Ages!! He’s worthy to be praised! He’s worthy to be adored! He’s worthy to be magnified! Let’s praise Him! Let’s worship Him! Let’s adore Him! O yes, Father, we bless Your Holy Name!! King of Glory! we adore You! What a great God You are! What a marvellous God You are! What a tremendous God You are! We bless You! We adore You! We lift You high and may You forever be glorified! O Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Thank You! King of Kings and Lord of Lords! Thank You! the I Am that I AM! Thank You! the Ancient of Days! Thank You! because all power belong to You! We love You Daddy! We will continue to praise You! Oh yes! May You forever be glorified! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Lord! You are worthy! You are worthy! You are worthy to be praised! You are worthy to be magnified – there’s no one like You. BBYHNL….. Bless You Father! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Lord! We adore You. We bless Your Name! We lift You high! May You forever be glorified! Thank You Father! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)
Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here tonight, he asked me to tell you your days of bondage are over. (Amen!)
Father, we just want to bless Your Name. We all combine and we publicly confess and we say You are the best! That You are better than any best. You are greater than the greatest! You are higher than the highest. You are stronger than the strongest! You are richer than the richest!. You are older than the oldest! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! You are the Great Deliverer! You are the Saviour! You are the Healer! You are the Provider! You are the Protector! You are the Lord of Hosts! You have never lost a battle! Glory be to Your Holy Name! (Amen!) Tonight Father, fight for us. (Amen!) Lord, fight for us! Against sickness – fight for us! Against barrenness – fight for us! Against failure – fight for us! Against poverty – fight for us! Against sorrow – fight for us! Against enemies known and unknown – fight for us! Father, let there be deliverance. (Amen!) Let there be holiness – let us possess our possessions! Thank You Daddy! Glory be to Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ God bless you, you may be seated!
I want to thank God for the choir that ministered tonight. It is refreshing to know that there is still a choir like this in the Redeemed Christian church of God. (Amen!) Very, very refreshing! Very, very refreshing! Even though I have a microphone in my hand I can still clap for Jesus Christ for you. Thank You Jesus! You are as close to excellent as I want. Thank You very much! Thank You!! That was very refreshing particularly your first number – that was very, very good. ‘Alleluia!’
Well we want to continue with what happens when the heavens open. Because I know my heavens are open…. I say I know my heavens are open! I know some of you don’t believe but I know my heavens are open. How do I know my heavens are open? Because God said so and once He has spoken it is done.
Like I told some people some days ago – this year don’t take God lightly. One of the prophecies he gave concerning the international scene is that this year there’ll be earthquakes and volcanoes. And it is intense prayers that will minimize them. In January alone there have been 2 massive earthquakes that have killed hundreds of thousands of people! I told my wife, we better begin to pray because these earthquakes are taking place in places we do not expect. Better begin to pray so that one will not happen in Nigeria.
But you see, the God who said there’ll be earthquakes is the God who said my heavens are open. So if He’s correct in one, He must be correct in the other. I know my heavens are open! Tell your neighbour, “I don’t know about you, but my own heavens are open!” If you believe that shout 'Alleluia!' (Alleluia!) Amen!
So when the heavens are open then what next? 2 Kings 2. I’m going to read from verse 9 to 15. I will advise you to be on your toes because God says that this is a night somebody’s never going to forget. (Amen!)
9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.
10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.
11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
12 And Elisha saw it, (Tell your neighbour: ”I will see it tonight.”)and he cried ( Tell your neighbour “I will cry tonight!”), My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces. (Tell your neighbour “the garment of shame is not following me home tonight!”)
13 He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him (Tell your neighbour “I’m going to grab my miracle tonight!”), and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;
14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters (Tell your neighbour, “I’m going to attack my obstacles tonight!”), and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? (Tell your neighbour, “ I’m going to cry to the L G of Elijah tonight!”) and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over. (Tell your neighbour, “I am crossing over tonight!”)
15 And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him. (Tell your neighbour, “promotion cometh”)
I think I’ve finished the sermon! Let somebody give the Lord a big hand! If I don’t say anything more now somebody can conclude the sermon!
When the heaven opened unto Elisha, certain things happened to him, things that should happen to you tonight because your heavens are open. The first thing is – he saw the invisible, he saw horses of fire, chariots of fire and horses of fire – he saw the invisible. And tonight you are going to see the invisible in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) You may not see angels tonight,. You may not see demons tonight. I don’t even pray that you will see demons. But you can see into your future. You can see yourself well. You can see yourself prosperous. You can see yourself coming to the next Holy Ghost Service in a Rolls Royce! (Amen!) You can see yourself mightily used of God. You can see into the future. You can see what nobody else can see! When you begin to rejoice as we are going home today or tomorrow morning rather, some people may not know why you are rejoicing. They won’t know that you have seen something coming. They may be looking at you now as you used to be but you will know deep within you that your tomorrow is going to be all right. You will see yourself as not the fellow they are laughing at now but as someone they are going to bow down to. (Amen!) You need to see the invisible and you can see the invisible because according to Proverbs 29:18 the Bible says, where there is no vision the people perish. If you don’t see yourself greater than you are now you are not likely to make provision for your future.
When a student begins to write JAMB or even before writing JAMB, when he begins to fill the form and they say what courses do you want to take? And they write on top ‘medicine”. They say what is your second choice? and he writes ‘medicine’. What is your third choice – he writes medicine’. You can be sure that boy is going to end up a doctor. He has already seen himself as a doctor so it doesn’t matter what else you want to present to him – ahh but engineer is also good! – he says I know, I want to be a doctor!”
I want you to see yourself tonight as someone not going to die in poverty. (Amen!) See yourself as someone the Almighty God will use his hands to raise the dead!When you read Genesis 13:14-15 God spoke to Abraham, He said, “Look to the right, look to the left, south and north”. He said, “Whatsoever you see you can have.” and in Genesis 13:17 God told Abraham –“Don’t stay where you are. If you stay here you won’t be able to see much – expand your vision! Walk more to the right, walk more to the left so you can see more, so you can see more, so you can get more! Expand your vision so I can expand your coast!” You must expand your vision tonight!
I have told you before that when in 1979 when I attended Kenneth Hagin Camp Meeting and I saw about 17,000 people in one place I said, “Oh God! You must do this for me in Nigeria! 17000 people must gather in my Convention!” That time if I had only 17 hundred I will be happy. Then 2 or 3 years later I went to Korea and saw Yongi Cho’s church. I saw about almost 500,000 people gathering together in one place. I told God I don’t want 17,000 anymore, if You can do this for Yongii Cho You can do it for me! We thank God He’s already done that one! And then I kept on expanding my vision. I began to tell my Pastors – in every town within five minutes distance there must be a church, a Redeemed Christian Church of God! They thought it is impossible but I’ve already seen it! Now, if you drive through Awolowo Road – count the number of churches there! I just mentioned just one street! But I’ve already expanded my vision beyond that one - the day I heard that Coca-Cola said that very soon in every home there will be somebody who drinks Coca-Cola in the whole world. I changed my vision and have said, in every home, in the whole world, there must be a member of Redeemed Christian Church of God. I have seen it! And God said if I can see it I can have it! See yourself prosper. See yourself healthy.
In Genesis 15:1-6 God brought Abraham out at night. He said, “Look at the stars, look at them – open your eyes – see them!” He said, “Can you count them?” Abraham said, “No Lord.” He said, ”So shall your children be!” All of you who are here who are barren tonight see yourself with a baby on the right, with a baby on the left , with a baby at the back! See yourself rich! See yourself wealthy! See yourself fruitful! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’
When you look at 1 Samuel 17:26-27 see something interesting here. David came to the battlefront. Goliath came out and began to boast. And David said something – “What are they going to give to somebody who killed this man?” What does that boy mean? He has already seen Goliath dead. He has already seen himself victorious. He said, “ Before I go and kill him, what are you going to pay me?” He has seen victory before he went to battle. Is any body here today who can see himself victorious? Let me hear you shout Alleluia!
When they put Joseph into the well he was just laughing there because he knew he was not going to die in the well. When they threw him into prison he couldn’t care less. He even told those 2 people that he was interpreting their dreams, he said, “Oh, when you get back home to the palace don’t forget me.” What is he saying? I have seen myself in the throne. I am not going to die in prison. I know there’s somebody here today who’s not going to die in sorrow, who’s not going to die in sickness, who’s not going to die in barrenness… who is that fellow? Let me hear you shout Alleluia!
That was the first thing that happened to Elisha – he saw the invisible. You too must see the invisible. See yourself great! See yourself healthy! See yourself wealthy! See yourself fruitful! See yourself overflowing with the anointing of God! If you can see – you can have it!
The next thing that happened to Elisha is that he announced what he saw, he cried – “My Father, my Father, the chariots of God and the horsemen thereof…” In other words – “I see you! You said I could get what I want if I see you! I want you to know not only have I seen you, I’m announcing it. I’m telling you what I have seen.” You need tonight to announce to God and to yourself what you have seen. You are going to tell God when the time comes – “God, I can see Pastor Adeboye as General Overseer of the whole world!” You can say to yourself whatever you can see of yourself. I can see myself waving my hand and the dead rising. That’s what I can see! I can see myself just sitting sown and allowing all my Pastors to do the work! I’m announcing what I can see. I have announced this one since 1982. I am going a step further. I can see just the choir finish ministration and all the lame just begin to jump up to dance. (Amen!) I can see the dead rising before we begin the program at all. I can see that one and I’m announcing it because Romans 10:10 it says with the heart man believes. With the mouth confession is made unto salvation. You have to say it. Say what you can see – say it! Because Mark 11:23 it said you can have whatsoever you say. So open your mouth and say it so that God Himself will hear! Tell God, “I am not going to die. I am going to live and declare the works of God. Because it is written Psalm 118:17 it said, “I’m not going to die! I will live!” And I am going to be a vessel unto honour in the hand of God. I will be one of those who will spread His Name throughout the whole world.
The woman with the issue of blood. Before she left home, had already seen herself whole. She saw that one clearly and she announced it to herself and to God. She didn’t tell anyone else but God and herself. She said, I am going to see Jesus, I am not going to ask Him to pray for me. I’m not going to ask Him to lay hands on me. But I know that if I am going to touch the hem of his garment and I shall be made whole. There is somebody here tonight, who is confident before leaving home that tonight is going to be his night! (Amen!) If you are that one shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!).
The word of God said, you shall decree a thing and it shall be established unto you. I decree to myself that it will be well with me. I decree to myself that I will go from glory to glory. I decree to myself that all those who will say I will not reach my goal – some of them will be buried, some of them will be crippled – so that they will see the glory. I decree that I will reach my goal! If you believer that shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
What was the third thing that happened? The mantle of Elijah dropped down. The man was already going with the mantle. He was going! But he heard the boy cry, my father! my father! You said if I saw you, I would get what I want. I saw you. I’m announcing it. So Elijah said that is true. You saw me. You even saw the horses of fire and the chariots of fire. So he turned to the one who came to pick him up – I promised that boy that if he could see us, we would give him what he wants. Then God said, “Then drop your mantle.” The mantle dropped. It wasn’t that he handed it over. It dropped and tonight, from heaven, miracles will drop on somebody! (Amen!) Victory will drop on somebody! (Amen!) Joy will drop on somebody! (Amen!) Prosperity will drop on somebody! (Amen!) Fruitfulness will drop on somebody! (Amen!) You see once your heavens are open, you are strategically located for divine droppings, divine droppings…James 1:17 says every good and every perfect gift they come down, they drop down from above! So today I’m going to get every good gift, every perfect gift!
John said in John 3:27, he said no one can receive anything unless it be given to him from above. Those of you who ask for children don’t just ask for any child, ask for a child from the throne room that God brought down! Those of you who are asking for husbands, don’t ask for just a husband. Ask for one from the throne room. Those of you asking for prosperity, don’t ask for the one that the devil can give, ask for the blessing from God that maketh rich and addeth no sorrow. Malachi 3:10 God said when you bring all the tithes into the storehouse so that there is food in His house, He says I’ll open the windows of heaven and pour you a blessing from heaven down here. In Luke 24:49 Jesus Christ said, don’t go until you be endued form power from on high! What kind of power do you want? The power that comes from above. Anything that comes from above is clean, pure, divine, everlasting and that’s what somebody’s going to get tonight in Jesus’ Name!. So he saw the invisible, he announced it and something dropped down. Something beautiful dropped down. Something that will make his joy full dropped down – something that is going to make him different from every other son of the prophet dropped down. I know this is my year and I know I’m going to be outstanding this year. Let me hear you shout Alleluia!
Thank You Father! A lot of healings are already taking place. I can’t stop to mention them. Glory be to God! Now what is the fourth thing that he did? He rent his clothes. He just took his clothes and tore it into two. Today God is going to separate somebody from the old. The dress that he wore there, he said this is a new beginning.. he tore the dress…The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17, he said therefore if any man be in Christ he’s a new creature! Old things have passed away. All things are become new. Everything is going to become new for somebody today. (Amen!) He tore the dress! Threw it away! Said, “This is a new beginning. The dress of a servant – I am tearing it. The dress of suffering – I’m tearing it! The dress of shame, I’m tearing it! You remember we used to sing a song ,.. Oba mimo gbaso iya lara mi……That song simply says God has taken the garment of suffering away from me and I won’t wear it again.
Why, why must he tear the dress? Because the Bible says you cannot put new wine in an old bottle. It must be new wine in a new bottle. New year, new miracles. (Amen!) New year, new successes! (Amen!) New Year, New anointing! There must be a change, a separation… every old evil covenant must be destroyed. Every curse that had been on the family for generation is ending tonight! (Amen!) Before I became born again I came from a family where when your wife delivers she must not eat salt for seven days. No salt, no oil! Poor girl. She ate the thing like that for 3 good times – first born, second born, third born! Then I became born again, I said those who want to eat without salt can continue – that curse ends with me. Is anybody here wants to be free tonight from every generational curse? Let me hear you shout Alleluia!
You know there was a song I sang here too because I was the first one to sing it here they thought I composed it…no I heard it from somewhere…. ami ati sugbon aya pa aya pa ayapa latonilo….The way some people are singing it they are not ready to be separated,. If you tell God that you are about to be separated and you say it so slowly, He will grab you! Ani ati sugbon aya pa aya pa ayapa latonilo….Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’
What is the fifth thing that happened? He grabbed the mantle. I asked you to give me, you didn’t give me but you dropped it … thank you. Whether you handed it over or you drop it on the ground, it is now my own! This year like the first preacher said, you must possess your possession. God is not going to do for you what you can do for yourself.! He will prepare a table before you but you are the one who will do the eating!
When you read 2 Kings 6:1-7, when the ax-head fell into the river. Elisha said “where is it? Where did it fall?” They showed him. He cut a piece of wood. As soon as his hand touched that piece of wood that wood became anointed. He threw it into the river. The tree that is supposed to float sank, touched the iron, transferred anointing to the iron. The iron that is supposed to stay down jumped up and began to float. All your miracles that you thought were gone – they are going to float this day! (Amen!)
Now when the axhead got to the top the Bible said it began to swim. That means your miracle will wait for you today. (Amen!)
Then Elisha said, I have done my own, the rest is up to you. That’s your ax-head – if you want it take it! God is going to prepare before you this night, a table – on the table – salvation, healing, deliverance, joy, prosperity, victory, promotion …. but He will not force you to eat! It’s up to you now to grab it and I’m telling you that before I go home tonight my pocket will overflow with blessings. (Amen!)
I remember in those days – we used to sing a song…Don’t say I’m singing too many songs. If you see what I can see you will sing more than I’m singing. This is a night Adeboye’s not going to forget tonight. We used to sing the song … Jesu da ibukun si le (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’
When you read John 11:39-44, when Jesus got to the tomb of Lazarus He had the power to say to the stone, “stone move!” but He didn’t do that. He told the people there – there are a lot of muscles here – roll away the stone. If you don’t roll away the stone, I’m mot going to do what I can do. Ah they pushed away the stone. He said, “Now you’ve done your own part now let me do my own part – “Lazarus! Come forth!” The Almighty God is going to bring your miracle to you today. (Amen!) But you will be the one who will first of all take away the stone.
And when Lazarus came out Jesus said to them, “you could not raise the dead but you can loose the man. I’m not going to do that for you. You loose this man and let him go.” You know what that means? Several things. I might not be able to go to all the details. It is your duty to sow. It is the duty of God to make it germinate. You cannot make a seed germinate but you can sow. It is the duty of God to make sure that after the thing has germinated and has brought fruits it is God that will see to it that the fruit will ripen but He will not help you to reap. If you don’t reap, it will rot. So you can sow He will cause it to germinate, He will cause it to bear fruit and then it will be your duty to reap.
You know I’ve discovered that many of us out of ignorance we had been sowing and we have not been reaping. Why? We though that the blessing God is going to bring we would sit down at home and it will come. No, no no….If you want to prosper you must get ready for hard work. This is the YEAR OF HARD WORK.
Maybe I should illustrate. Years ago, more than 20 years ago, I was a lecturer at the University of Lagos. I got born again. I had a lot of struggle over the issue of payment of tithe because I was a mathematician. 100% is not enough to meet my need. How can 90% be sufficient? How will it happen? It was a struggle. Finally I surrendered: God I don’t understand You. I don’t understand how You could save Adeboye anyway because if I were God I won’t save Adeboye. If you could save me then I don’t understand you. So this idea of giving you 10% and keeping 9 I don’t understand but I will do it. The very month I started, God spoke to me – I heard with my own ears! You want to prosper son?” “Of course Daddy!” “Are you ready for hard work?” I said, “Ah, Daddy, that’s the way I was brought up!” The following Monday my Dean called me and said, “I heard that you are a very good teacher of mathematics. I said, “Thank you sir. He said, “I’ve heard that at Lagos Anglican Girls Grammar School they need a mathematics teacher and I’ve recommended you. You go there. Make sure you don’t disappoint me.” I was going to say, “But I am a lecturer here, how can I go and…” Something said, shut your mouth.” I got to Lagos Anglican. “I am the teacher they said would come here, ma.” I said to the Principal. She said, “How many hours can you give us?” I told them the number of hours. They said, “We’ll pay you so much.” I thought I was dreaming. What they say they’re going to pay me for six hours compared to what I’m earning as a lecturer…. I said, “Yes, ma!” Within a month somehow news got around and I got a phone call from CMS Grammar School. The Principal there happened to be someone I know very well. He said, “Aburo. I heard that you are teaching the people in Lagos Anglican Girls. I need somebody here for my HSC. How many hours will you give me?” I said, “Well, so many hours.” He said, “I will pay you so much.” By the time I add those two, my salary had already doubled! And then I have a friend, some of you probably know him. His name is Professor Adebayo Popoolu. He was a Professor of Chemistry. He had a school. Somehow he heard. He said, “Ah-ah! you are here and you are going to those places to teach mathematics when my school is in need of a mathematics teacher? How many hours can you give me? I will pay you so much!” How many of you want to prosper? Let me hear you say ‘Alleluia!’
The Almighty God is going to open doors. Will you go in? Will you go in? Let me hear you shout Alleluia! He grabbed the mantle. Opportunities will come your way this year. Grab them. Open heavens mean hard work because there’ll be opportunities here and there – opportunities, opportunities. And God is only a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. If you are not ready for hard work, don’t expect prosperity from my God.
And then Elijah grabbed the mantle and turned round and the first thing he saw was Jordan, He said, “Jordan, you think you can block my way? “ He said, “You must be joking!” The Bible said he took the mantle and smote the water. He didn’t pat it. It wasn’t a gentle touch. He hit it hard! Today you are going to attack your obstacles (Amen!) I say you are going to attack your obstacles! (Amen!) You are going to move your mountains. You are going to say to mountains “mountain move!” because this is the year, I say this is the year or shall I say this is my year?
And so in Ezekiel 37:1-10 that’s when God took the man of God to the Valley of dry bones and the bones are very dry and God asked him, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And he said, “Lord, my faith can’t handle it – only thou knowest!” God said, Alright, thank you for knowing that I know but can you open your mouth?” The son of man said, “Yes. Lord I can open my mouth.” He said, “Prophesy, prophesy to the bones” Tonight, all the dry bones in your life you’re going to prophesy to them! (Amen!) You are going to compel them to leave. (Amen!) I mean when I read Acts 3:1-8 that we spent about 2 years discussing here, there are things there that we couldn’t discuss because it was taking too long. God told me, “Son, until you command your lame to walk it will sit down there!” All those things in your life that should be running, that are crawling, until you command them to get up they will sit down there! All the miracles that you expect that should have arrived by now you are still saying, “when are they going to come….” Until you say, “Miracle wherever you are hiding, I command you come!” They will stay there!
And you know Matthew 11:12 it said the Kingdom of God suffereth violence and the violent have taken it by fire, I thought I understood that passage until I heard somebody interpreting it in pidgin English – it is then that I got the full meaning. You know what he said? He said, “God’s kingdom come suffer kata kata.” “ He said, “The man way no gree come take giri giri take am!” Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’
Tonight, all my miracles that are hiding anywhere I am going to ‘take giri-giri take am!’ The man way e no gree, and I refuse to gree with sickness, I refuse to gree with sorrow! I say I am tired of failure! I am tired of poverty! I am tired of begging each time I want to do a program for God! If I had the money I know what I can do – its not all the money I will use for pounded yam! Noo, no, no – I know a lot of things I can do for God. Somebody asked us to come and conduct Holy Ghost Service and we told him how much it will cost. He said, “I didn’t know it will cost that much!” Oh, so you think this thing goes for free? No, no, no – all good things cost money. This microphone is not cheap. Oh no, no there are a lot of good things that money can buy but up to today many of us have been saying, “God well bring it when you think it is okay.” But it is written, God’s kingdom don suffer katakata the man wey e no gree, Adeboye wey e no gree, come take grigri take am!: Glory be to God! ((Alleluia!))
Elisha said to Jordan –“I no go gree…” I no go gree because I just must cross over. I have the mantle now, the power I want is in my hands but if I stay here I will be useless. Jordan, I no go gree!” somebody’s going to say to sickness tonight, “Sickness, I no go gree!” somebody’s going to say to poverty tonight, “Sickness, I no go gree! No more!” I know, somebody here tonight, just as soon as you get home to meet with your husband you are going to say to barrenness – “I no go gree!” And when you take giri giri take am whether Jordan like it or not, Jordan will have to part!
And then finally he did one thing – he called on God. He didn’t call on Elijah – that’s a problem many of us still have today. Many of you want to call on Adeboye – “Oh, if only I can see the GO.” ”Oh GO come and lay hands on me oh!” GO is not God! Elisha did not say where is Elijah?” He said, :Where is the God of Elijah?” Tonight you are not going to pray to any human being – you are going to pray to God. The one who promised you in Jeremiah 33:3, He said, “Call on me and I will answer you!” The One who said in John 14:14 He said, “If you ask anything in my name I will do it.” The One who said in Acts 2:21 He said, “As many as shall call on the Lord shall be saved. “ The One who said in Psalm 50:14 & 15, , He said, “Call on me in the day of trouble and I will deliver you!” The One who said in 1 Peter 2:24, He said, “By my stripes you were already healed.” The One who said in 3 John 2, “I wish above all things… that is in my Bible, it is written here … I wish above all things that you prosper and you be in health, even as your soul prospers.” The One who said in Luke 11:9-13. Ask, seek, knock. He said, “If you ask – what will happen? When you seek, you shall find, when you knock it shall be opened unto you.” He said, “If you ask you will receive, if you seek, you shall find, if you knock the door it shall be opened unto you.”
But I’ve said this one before – the trouble with many of us is that we get to the door, we know that God is inside but we knock once, we don’t hear the answer, then we leave. That’s not the way we do it. If you come to visit somebody and you know the fellow is inside, when you knock first and there’s no answer, you will knock again and you will knock again and you will knock again until the door is opened. Particularly when you know that all you need is in the hand of that fellow. Even if I knock and God does not want to answer tonight I am going to take giri giri knock! I will knock until the door will be opened. Tonight is one night when God is going to answer my prayer. Whose prayer again will be answered? Let me hear you shout Alleluia!
I can feel the presence of God, I can feel Him in a mighty way so I am going to stop meanwhile. If God wants we will continue from there during the next session. I can feel Him. I can feel His presence. I think He’s ready for us. I think He’s ready for us. So let me very quickly call on those of you who are not yet born again. Please don’t waste our time tonight. If you know that you too want to enter into the Kingdom of God and you want your sins forgiven because if you are in sin and you are crying to God He won’t her until that sin is removed. If you are here and you are not yet born again, don’t waste our time tonight. Hurry up! Quickly! Come the Lord is calling you! This is your day of salvation! Hurry up! Hurry up! Hurry up! This is your day! Don’t wait for anyone at all! This is your day of Salvation! Come, come, come quickly! God is calling you! Come and meet Him! Say, “Tonight is my night O God! I want to surrender my life to You. I want to surrender my life to You. Come quickly! I’m going to count up to 10. If you are not here by the time I count 10 I will know you don’t want to come and then we will continue, we will continue without you. So ‘1’ now! If you know you want to come, particularly those of you far away, you better begin to pick up quickly now! ‘2’ Today is the day! Today is the day the Almighty God has made for your salvation! Don’t miss this day! Now I’m calling ‘3’. If you know you want to come you can come now before I count up to ‘10’. If you don’t want to come it’s up to you. It is your own headache not mine but today God wants to save your soul. He wants to forgive your sin! This day can be your beginning of new things. ‘4’ now and ‘5’ and ‘6’ The Bible says the Kingdom of God suffereth violence. The time when we will beg you to come and give your life to Jesus is gone. If you want to be saved come now! ‘6’ and ‘7’ and ‘8’! Oh Thank You my Father! I can feel the presence of God here tonight. The Almighty God is here tonight! Thank You Father! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Hurry up! Hurry up! those of you who are coming! Those of you who are already sure of your salvation please begin to pray for these people this is the Hour of Salvation for all of them! And those of you who have come forward begin to cry for God… say, “Lord Save my soul! tonight! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me! Forgive my sins! I want you to Save my soul! Father that’s why I have come. This is my day. I want to enter into your Kingdom tonight! I want to come in by force, force, by force I want to come in to Your kingdom. Please Save my soul!! Forgive my sin! I’m saying bye-bye to the devil tonight! I’m saying bye-bye to the devil tonight! I’m saying bye-bye to the devil tonight!
Those of you who are still coming, Hurry up! because very soon I’ll be praying. Very soon I’m about to pray. I’m about to pray! Oh, call on Him and say, “Father, Save my soul!! Save my soul!! Save my soul!! Lord God Almighty! Save my soul! tonight! Have mercy on me! Forgive me Lord! Forgive me Father! Forgive ! Wash me in Your blood! I have decided for You tonight and I will not look back! I want to serve you all the days of my life! Have mercy on me Father! Have mercy on me Lord! Have mercy on me tonight! I have come to surrender my life. I am tired of living a life of sin. Save my soul!! Save my soul!! Lord God Almighty! Save my soul!! Please Father, Save my soul!! Cleanse me in Your blood Lord! Write my name in the book of life! Please Save my soul! Lord! Save my soul!! Save my soul!! I don’t want to live with the devil anymore! No, I want to live with You from now on Father. Have mercy on me Lord! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me! Cleanse me in Your blood! Cleanse me in Your blood! Oh, yes Father, this day, let this day be my own day of salvation! Thank You my Father!…..Blessed be Your Holy Name! Save souls tonight Father! Everyone of them wrench them from the grip of Satan and bring them into Your Kingdom by force Lord! Let them become yours forever. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Saviour! Save every one of them! Cleanse them from all their sins Lord! Save everyone of them. Cleanse them thoroughly. Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Father! Alleluia! Father!! Thank You Jesus! O Lord God Almighty! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! Thank You Saviour! Let Your blood cleanse them from all their sins Lord! Save every one of them! Cleanse them thoroughly! Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Father! Alleluia! Father!! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Father, I thank You. I thank You for Your Word. It is written You sent Your Word and You healed them and delivered them from all their destruction. Thank You for Your Word that brought these people to you. Accept our thanks in Jesus Name (Amen!). Father, they’ve come to You now. Receive then in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Every sin in their lives Father, wash away in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Write their names in the Book of Life and Father, as we have snatched them from Satan, keep them away from Satan forever! (Amen!) Thank You my Father! Lord, every prayer they should pray tonight answer them also in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Praise the Lord! Praise Jesus!
Brethren I want to rejoice with those of you who have given your life to Jesus tonight. Your case is a special one. I can guarantee you in the mighty Name of Jesus Satan is not going to have you back. So we want you to follow that brother there that is waving a piece of wood or the one here, whichever of them is closer to you. They will lead you where some Pastors are waiting. They’re going to pray for you, put down and take down your names and addresses and prayer requests because I want to continue to pray for you. So follow them now. This is a night you will never forget. Let’s rejoice with them as they go. “I am rejoicing my name has been written, I am rejoicing for I am born again!…. You said you are rejoicing! I can’t see any rejoicing the way you are doing it. If you are rejoicing rejoice now! I am rejoicing my name…. Ami ati sugbon a ya pa, a ya pa latoni lo….. (Alleluia!)!
When I was younger, if the driver is driving slowly we always tell the driver – the dog is biting your tyres. That’s the way your song sounds “Ami ati sugbon a ya pa aya pa…..
Open your mouth and pray! Tonight Father, don’t let me miss my appointment with You! Don’t let tiredness rob me of my appointment with You!! Don’t let anything stand between me and my appointment with You!! Father, don’t let me miss my appointment with You! I know tonight is my night! So Father, please Don’t let me miss my appointment with You! Don’t let anything happen which will cause me to miss this great opportunity. This is my night of victory. Don’t let me miss my appointment with You! Help me O Lord! Strengthen me! Keep me alert! Keep me awake! Keep me strong! Don’t let me miss my appointment with You! Oh yes! FF! Help me! Don’t let me miss my appointment with You! I know this is the night I know I must have a testimony tonight! I know You have appointed this day Lord for my own very special victory! Don’t let me miss my appointment with You! Please Lord, Don’t let me miss my appointment with You! Holy Spirit help me! Strengthen me! Revive me! Refresh me! Keep me strong! Keep me on the alert! Keep me on my toes! Don’t let me miss my appointment with You! Help me Father to the glory of Your Name Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed!
Father, we want to thank You for what You’ve already done tonight. We want to thank You for what You are yet going to do. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name!. We are here Lord to keep an appointment with You. We pray Lord God Almighty! that tonight You will strengthen us. You will keep us wide awake, You will keep us healthy and strong, keep us on the alert Lord! Don’t let us miss our appointment with you! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! Amen! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ God bless you, you may be seated!2 Kings 2:14&15
And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.
And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.
Elisha grabbed the mantle that fell from Elijah and turned and faced Jordan squarely and hit it hard and cried, cried unto the God of Elijah and said, “God, where are you? I need You now. I need You immediately!” And God answered and said, “I am by your side.” – I know God is beside somebody today. Who is that fellow? Let me hear you say ‘Amen!’ (Amen!)
Now as soon as he hit the water hard the water parted. One thing you need to know is that once your heavens are open open doors will follow automatically. In Revelation 3:7-8 the Bible says that there is someone who has the key of David in his hand. The One who can open and no man can shut – can shut and no man can open and He said, I have set before you an open door. I believe the Almighty God is setting an open door before someone here tonight and nobody will be able to stop it. An open door to health! An open door to victory! An open door to joy! An open door to prosperity! An open door to success! I believe that fellow is me! If it is you say, ‘Amen!’ Loud and clear! (Amen!)
Then the next thing that happened was, the Bible said “And Elisha went over” It did not say Elisha strolled over! He went over if you get the full meaning of that statement it means he went over ‘quickly’! He moved fast and there’s a reason why you must move fast.
Number One – River Jordan is not going to remain parted forever. As a matter of fact I am sure as soon as he got over River Jordan came together again. Opportunity will come your way this year – grab them – don’t waste time! Everything you do this year you must do quickly. Do them hurriedly. Don’t leave for tomorrow what you can do today. Hurry this year – this is the year of Special Opportunities.
There are several reasons why you must be quick this year. One of the reasons is that as you finish with one blessing another one is coming! And if you are slow with one you will miss the second. And I want you to know one thing – when God gives you an urgency to do something it could mean that if you don’t do it then it would never be done. I remember very well when we were going to build the International Office. God made it clear to me – this office must be built this month and I wondered how I could I do it in one month? But I felt that urgency in my spirit – build the office this month! So I called the engineer working with me, I said, I want to build an office, an office that is going to have about thirty-something rooms and its going to be done in 3 weeks. I said, it’s going to be a 3-week wonder. He looked at me as if something must be wrong. I said – there’s nothing wrong but we’re going to do it. And I drew the thing on paper. I’m talking of an office that hasn’t even got a drawing yet. He says. “Where is the surveyor’s plan?” I said, “The surveyor will meet us by the time we finish. “ And we built it in 18 days – of course 18 days & nights.
Now when I look back , if the office had not been built that month, several things began to come. So that even before I got a little money it was already swallowed up. And in the meantime the office is there. There’s a miracle coming for someone! This year you have to grab it, you have to get it quick, get it quick! That’s why you must tell your neighbour now “Wake up!” “Wake up!” “Wake up!” “Wake up!”
When you read 1 Samuel 17:48, the Bible says when Goliath drew near David hasted and ran toward him before Goliath could think what to use. “Do I use my spear or do I use my sword?” David had already moved in and the sling was already going … before Goliath could think his head was already broken – that’s what’s going to happen to your enemy this year! You have to move fast. You have to hurry up because God wants to load you with blessings this year. Elisha moved quickly. Before the way was closed, before the doors will shut – you have to move fast.
And then Elisha went further – went over to what? He crossed over to his destiny. He knew that God had a great purpose for his life. He knew he was born to be great. Originally he thought he was born to become the son of a rich farmer but from the day the mantle of Elijah fell on him while he was busy farming, something told him – ahh, something greater is meant for this boy. Ah you are going to be far greater than you are now. For years Elisha waited, serving Elijah, pouring water on his hands, waiting for his time. He knew that one day would be one day; his day would come and then his day came! Heavens opened! He saw the chariots of fire. He saw horses of fire! He saw the invisible! He announced it! The mantle that this man was taking away dropped down – and he grabbed it, he hit the Jordan because he said, “You will not stop between me and my destiny.” And as soon as Jordan parted, he crossed over. But he knew that in crossing over he would be crossing over to his destiny. I have been saying it since December 31 – last year! I said, “somebody’s crossing over to his destiny” Who is that fellow by the way? Let me hear you shout Alleluia!
I told some people, some few days ago – I said on the day of Pentecost suddenly while the disciples were together in one place, the wind blew – the house was filled with the fire of God. The Holy Spirit sat on the people present and I said there was at least one man there – his name Peter – years before, 3 years before, a fisherman and Jesus met him there and spoke to him and said Peter, you are not going to die a fisherman, you are going to be a fisher of men and Peter was happy. “Oh, I’m going to be an evangelist ! Oh I’m going to win souls! I’m going to be a big man!” But for 3 years he didn’t have a single souls. But one day heavens opened, the Holy Ghost came down fire fell on Peter and he preached a sermon and won 3000 souls. In one day. when the heavens opened Peter crossed over to his destiny. After that day, every time he opened his mouth human beings were rushing into the Kingdom. He crossed over to his destiny. Elisha crossed over to his destiny. Adeboye is crossing over to his destiny and he’s doing so tonight!
God didn’t make some of you just to wake up and ear and go to work and then come back and sleep! There are some of you now nobody knows your name and yet the plan of God is that the whole world will hear about you. Oh you may not believe me – that doesn’t matter, God knows who he’s talking to! I say the whole world is going to hear the name of somebody here! And for good, not for evil! somebody here is going to be among the ten richest people in the whole world! (Amen!) somebody here who is going to be a world evangelist. (Amen!) There’s a woman here who’s going to be the mother of one of the greatest men ever born! (Amen!) Who is that lady” Let me hear you shout Alleluia! O Thank You my Father! Glory be to God! I’m beginning to understand what the Bible meant when it said on the day of Pentecost the people thought that the Apostles were drunk. I think my Father has pulled me to a drunken point tonight. That’s why I’m sure that something special is going to happen in the life of somebody here tonight. If you are the one Let me hear you shout Alleluia! Thank You Father! Thank You Father!
I’m hearing a message, something about collapse and rebuild. Oh yes I see - well there’s someone who is building a house, that house collapsed, that house shall be rebuilt. (Amen!) That’s just the beginning. There is someone here with a lung the doctor sys has collapsed. You are getting a brand new one. Thank You Father! There’s a marriage here that has collapsed. That marriage shall be rebuilt. (Amen!) Thank You Father! There is a business that has collapsed – that business shall be rebuilt. (Amen!) There is someone here whose dream has collapsed but the dream shall be rebuilt. (Amen!)
Elisha crossed over unto his destiny and he hurried, he didn’t waste time at all! You know when I read Joshua 1:1-11, I saw something very interesting there. Initially when God was telling Joshua, “Joshua, wake up now. Moses is dead. It is your turn to lead my people!” He was , Joshua was afraid. He was shaking. ”I am an ordinary messenger, how can I become a leader?” He was afraid. God said, “Be strong. Be of good courage. I am the One commanding you. I said I’ll be with you. I say your time has come. I say anywhere you tread, I give it unto you. I said no man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life. I say, as I walked with Moses so I shall be with you.” And he was still shaking. 3 times He said, “Be strong, be of good courage then when it got to verse 10 we saw a new Joshua. The Bible said Joshua began to command all the leaders of Israel – if God says I am a commander, then I am a commander. He said every one of you get ready. We want to move. What God is saying to somebody here today – from now on you will command your destiny. (Amen!) You will command your success! You will command your victory! If you are the one shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
Elisha hurried over because he knew he was crossing over to accelerated promotion. Because he knew as soon as he got to the other side of Jordan all those who had been laughing at him will now come and bow down before him. By the time somebody gets home today he will find out that all his enemies are already bowing down! (Amen!) I know promotion is waiting foe someone. In fact I know somebody is going to get a letter of promotion by Monday! Those who are sitting on your promotion, they will hurry to the office on Monday to prepare your letter. (Amen!) Why? Because you are about to cross over – cross over to your destiny! You want to cross over from sickness to health, from poverty to prosperity, from failure to success, from sorrow to joy! O Lord Glory be to God!
The Bible says in Psalm 75:5-7. It says promotion comes from God. One of the things that come from heaven when your heavens are open is promotion. And when God promotes you nobody can demote you. If anybody says he wants to stand in the way of your promotion it can only mean that God is not yet ready because when God is ready who can oppose God? I say, who can oppose God? That fellow is not yet born!
I’ve told you the story before of a man who because he was a Christian his boss said, “As long as I’m here, as long as you are calling the name of Jesus, you will not be promoted here. And the brother told me. I said, that’s no problem. He said “as long as I am here” – ah, if he has constituted himself to a mountain, let us remove the mountain. So we prayed a simple prayer – mountain move”. The mountain moved – they transferred him. They promoted my brother to his position and after they promoted my brother to his position they brought him back to the same company. And now the one who said would not be promoted, he now became his boss! Anybody sitting in your promotion my Father will set fire to his bottom. (Amen!)
He crossed over to accelerated promotion. You know 1 Samuel 2:3 says that God can pick a beggar from the dunghill and can make him sit among princes. And that is accelerated promotion. God can do it for you today. He’s done it for somebody before and He can do it again. I’ve told you the story when I was going to Canada. I was traveling on Nigeria Airways, took off a bit late so by the time we got to London the British Airways that was to take me to Canada had left. So they arranged for me to stay in a hotel. When I got there they gave me some tickets that I will use to eat. When I got there there were two restaurants – one on the right, one on the left. I didn’t know which one to go to. I just said, “When I get to heaven, I will turn right.” So I went to the restaurant on the right. I didn’t know that that was meant for those with First Class ticket and I had economy. But they didn’t check my ticket so I went down there and I began to enjoy myself. And there was a white man who came to me - “Yes sir, what would you love to drink?” I said, “Oh God, how I wish somebody will come and take my picture now and go and show it to them in Ifewara and show them the son of Adeboye being served by a white man!” How many of you will get promotion? Let me hear you shout Alleluia!
In one day God took a shepherd boy and turned him into a king. That’s going to happen this year to somebody and that somebody’s here right now!. In one day God took Joseph from prison to the throne. Only one day that is all it takes God. Once heavens are open things begin to happen fast, fairly rapidly. Elisha crossed over from being a blessed person to being a blessing. He was a blessed fellow because he was following Elijah around everything he wanted, Elijah provided, but now instead of Elijah providing for him he now became somebody who would provide for all others. Somebody here tonight you are going to become a blessing! I say you are going to become a blessing. (Amen!) Some of you have been blessed before. Okay you can get up now and testify for on hour how God has been good to you but this year people will gather for 2 weeks and testify of what God has done for them through you!
David said : Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemy; thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over – the cup of somebody is going to run over this year (Amen!) You know it is when a blessing is not big enough – that’s when you hoard it. When blessing becomes what it should be, the extra will satisfy a whole city. I have said it before that a time is coming when some of you will become so rich you will call your servants – “Anything from N20 below I don’t want to see it! just distribute among yourselves!” Who is God talking to here? Let me hear you shout Alleluia!
I’m going to stop because I can feel something I’ve not felt for a long, long time. You are going to pray now because God is here and as you are praying I’ll be praying along with you. So I want you to open your mouth – this is not a night for jokes. Your first prayer: “God open my eyes! Let me see a bit of my future. Jesus let me see myself strong! Let me see myself healthy! Let me see myself prosperous! Let me see myself successful! Father open my eyes! Let me see! Let me see the invisible – open your mouth and pray. Come on call on the Almighty God!
…Open the eyes of every one of them Lord! Let them see their glorious future. Let them see themselves strong, healthy, powerful, might, used of God!….. Blessed be Your Holy Name Father! Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)
Now it’s your turn now to proclaim what you have seen. With your mouth you will say so that God will hear. Say, “O Lord God Almighty!, I see Adeboye successful, I see Adeboye victorious, I see Adeboye prosperous, I see Adeboye going from glory to glory, from power to power, from anointing to anointing, from success to success!” Go ahead, open your mouth! Say it, say what you see! Proclaim it! Oh yes, we see ourselves successful. I can see all these your children going from power to power, from glory to glory, from success to success. I can see them standing here testifying of the goodness of God, of the mercy of God, of the great things that the Almighty God had done beyond their wildest imagination. Oh yes, I can see it Lord and I know so shall it be! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! (Alleluia!) Lord In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Now you are going to call on the Almighty God and tell Him, say, “My heavens are opened now – pour on me showers of blessing. Open your mouth and talk to God. Showers of blessing O Lord. Pour it on me my Father! Oh from now on in the morning, in the afternoon, in the nighttime, showers of blessing pour on me! ………upon every one of us Lord, upon young, upon old, upon male and female, pour showers of blessing O Lord God Almighty! Pour showers of blessing! Glory be to God! Thank You Father! (Alleluia!) Father Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)
When the mantle of Elijah dropped, Elisha grabbed it. You are going to with your mouth and with all confidence you are going to tell the Almighty tonight – “
Elisha tore his clothes. You too you are going to tear every covenant that is not of God, every curse that is on your family you are going to tear it apart! Everything that had been holding you down! Every garment of shame; every garment of suffering! You will decree in the mighty name of Jesus! Say, I tear you! I tear you! garment of sickness I tear you!! Garment of barrenness I tear you!! Garment of sorrow I tear you!! Every evil covenant I tear you!! Every generational curse I tear you!! I tear you! In the mighty Name of Jesus! (Alleluia!) Father Glory be to God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)
And Elisha smote River Jordan – he hit it hard – tonight by faith, every obstacle in my way you are going to hit them hard! You are going to say: “In the Name of Jesus Jordan! whatever represents Jordan in my life! You must part! You must get out of my way! I refuse to allow you to stay! Get out of my way! I refuse to allow you to stay! Get out of my way – every doubt, every unbelief, every fear, everything that has been standing between me and my miracle – get out of my way! Tonight, tonight, tonight in the mighty Name of Jesus! you must bow tonight! Thank You Father! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)
Elisha knew that he was helpless before Jordan unless God helped him so he cried and said; “Lord God of Elijah where are You? Tonight Father we are all going to cry to our Father and say,” Father, You, the Lord God of Elijah help me fight my battle – I can’t do it alone! Lord God of Elijah help me! This is my night help me! Help me! Help me fight my battle! Give me victory! Help me! Help me! O Lord God of Elijah I know You are here ! Help me! Help me tonight! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! Help me tonight! Help every one of us tonight! Fight our battles for us! Give us victory! Give us victory! Give us victory! We will praise You for it! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! (Alleluia!) Jesus Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
I want you to do something symbolic tonight. You are going to take just a little step forward. No matter how little, but a little step forward as a sign of faith and as you do so begin to say In the mighty Name of Jesus! I cross over to my destiny! I cross over to my destiny! I cross over to my destiny! Take a step forward – no matter how tiny take a step forward. Say, “I cross over to my destiny! I cross over to my victory! I cross over to my joy! I cross! I cross over! I cross over! I cross over! In the mighty Name of Jesus! I cross over to my destiny! I cross over to my destiny! … Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)
Now go ahead - any prayer you want to pray for yourself. Go ahead and talk to God. Pray now, the Almighty God is here. As you go back to your seats begin to pray; begin to call on the Almighty God and tell him what you want. Your special prayer now…. Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! (Alleluia!) Father In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)
Now the Bible says we must love our neighbours like ourselves – we have prayed for ourselves now let’s pray for our partners. Hold somebody by the hand and pray for the fellow. Let this fellow I’m holding Lord, let him or her cross over to his or her destiny. Let his joy be full. Meet all his needs O Lord Let this be his day. Let this be his day. Surprise him Lord! Oh yes, do marvellous things in his life Father, surprise him in your own supernatural way. Meet all his needs. Let it be well with him Lord. Meet all his needs Father. Surprise him! Glorify Your Name in his life and we will praise You for it. Blessed be Your Holy Name! The Lord God Almighty! do something special in his life today and glorify Your holy Name thereby. answer all his prayer, let his joy be full. Thank You my Father! Glory be to God! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
I’m going to pray with you in a moment for this is an extraordinary night. The presence of God is so mighty and so because of the law of harvest that says whatsoever you sow, you reap, I’m going to ask you to pray for me first and then I will pray for you. You just go ahead and just wish me what you wish yourself ….. Amen! and Amen! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)
I want you to go on your knees …. O Lord Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! (Alleluia!) In the mighty Name of Jesus! I hereby decree your eyes shall be opened. (Amen!) Everything pertaining to your miracles, you shall see it tonight! (Amen!) Every blessing that God has in store for you shall be released tonight (Amen!) Every Jordan in your life shall be parted tonight. (Amen!) Every garment of shame, every garment of suffering, every garment of barrenness every garment of failure, every garment of sorrow, shall be destroyed in your life tonight! (Amen!) You shall cross over to your destiny! It shall be well with you! (Amen!) It shall be well with your families! (Amen!) It shall be well with your home! (Amen!) It shall be well with your marriages! (Amen!) It shall be well with your business! (Amen!) It shall be well with your churches! (Amen!) It shall be well with your villages! (Amen!) It shall be well with your towns! (Amen!) It shall be well with your nation! So shall it be in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You my Father! Glory be to God! Everything you need to make your joy full, God shall give it to you tonight! (Amen!) He shall drench you in showers of blessing. Thank You my Father! Glory be to God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Oh, (Alleluia!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ Thank You Father! Give the Lord a big hand – go ahead Give the Lord a big hand! Give the Lord a big hand! Give the Lord a big hand! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! (Alleluia!) Thank You Jesus! (Alleluia!) Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Thank You Jesus! (Alleluia!) Glory be to God! (Amen!)
All right while the temperature of the Holy Spirit is high I think those who still want hands laid on them can have it straight away. So please ministers. let’s take our positions and those of you who still want hands laid on you, you can go and be ministered unto. Ministers let’s move fast. let’s move fast. let’s move fast. Glory be to God! Only those who still feel they need the laying on of hands. The rest of us let’s just keep on rejoicing. This is a night we will never forget. Glory be to God! …….
Glory be to God!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye