DELIVERANCE NIGHT 1st of June, 2001
When the children of Israel were on their way to the Promised Land and they came to Jericho they came face to face with a wall – so big, so thick that it looked as if the end of the journey had come at last but then someone called the Lord of Hosts (clapping). He stepped into the situation and He asked the people to do one thing – young men, old men, rich ones, poor ones, priests and laymen – He asked them to shout – they did and the wall fell!
I know you are ready but you have to wait for the signal. We’re going to do it together as one and we are not just going to make any sound – we are going to shout Alleluia!! Are you ready now? All right. Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus!
Whenever we talk about deliverance you need to know that there is warfare involved. It means there is somebody who has been captured. There is somebody who captured him and there is somebody who is coming to deliver the one who has been captured. So there’s bound to be warfare and when there is war, one thing that is characteristic of warfare – when there is war is that there is noise. So if you don’t like noise tonight you can begin to go home now. There are people here who …. You have to let me finish – all I was about to say is this: There are some people here tonight who are tired of suffering.” Now let those people now shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)…
Once upon a time the children of Israel and the Philistines were at war and then the Ark of the Covenant of God was brought into the camp of the children of Israel and the children of Israel shouted. When the Philistines heard the shout they were frightened. They said, “What’s the meaning of this noise?” They said, “Oh it means, God has come to camp.” God has come to camp tonight. (Amen!) He’s here to fight for somebody. Let that somebody shout another Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Glory be to God! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord!
So let’s respectfully go before the Lord of Hosts and just worship the Almighty …. Baba, baba, baba, baba, awa dupe o….. ese baba, awa dupe baba… Jehovah You are the most high, You are the most high God … Let’s go ahead and just worship the Almighty God. Let’s bless the King of Kings! the Lord of Lords!, the I AM that I AM!, lets bless the Ancient of Days!, let’s bless Him. Let’s worship Him; He’s worthy to be praised. He’s worthy to be magnified, there’s no one like Him – all power belong to Him. Let’s praise Him, let’s worship Him, let’s adore Him, He’s the Almighty God. Let’s praise Him! Let’s praise Him! Let’s magnify His Holy Name! He’s worthy to be praised! He’s worthy to be adored! Yes worship Him! Oh we want to bless You Lord, we want to glorify Your Holy Name tonight ……. You are the most high God …… Thank You! …. Thank You Jesus! …. Glory be to God! forever! Thank You! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Father Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we worship! Amen! amen! (Amen!) Thank You Father! Amen! (Amen!) Thank You Lord! (Amen!)
Well the Lord says there’s someone here tonight who says he’s coming to find out how powerful Pastor Adeboye is.
Well Pastor Adeboye has no power but he has a father that is the Almighty. (Amen!) Now whoever you are I have thought, I will just ignore you and just continue with the program but you see God has no pleasure in the death of a sinner. God has no pleasure in the death of a sinner. Whoever you are, In order that they may not bury you on Monday I ask you to come out now – to come and pray and ask my Father to forgive you. We will put it down as ignorance. We will just put it down as ignorance. I will count up to 10. If you are not here by the time I say ‘10’ I will continue and you will bear your own blood! And please, let’s close our eyes so we don’t embarrass whoever the fellow is. Let’s give the fellow an opportunity to be saved. Thank You Jesus! I know there is one in front now but I’ll still count to ten. In case there are others. 1... 2…3… okay, 4, 5,6,7,8,9 oh Thank You Jesus!
Now those of you who are in front, cry to the Almighty God now and ask Him to forgive you! Ask God to forgive you! Call on him! Say, “Lord I will never test Your power again! Just forgive me! Have mercy on me today! Have mercy!” And the rest of us, let’s pray for them! Let’s lift our voices to the Almighty God and ask God to be merciful – that He will forgive and spare their lives! Let’s pray for them! The Almighty God will have mercy on them! Just forgive, forgive Father, spare their lives, save their souls Lord! Let them become vessels unto honour in Your hands Lord! Let them become vessels unto honour in Your hands Lord! Don’t let them die my Father and my God! Please have mercy on them! Have mercy on them! Have mercy on them! Thank You my Father! My Lord and my Saviour, I just want to thank You because You are a merciful God! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! Father, Your Word says, If anyone will confess His sin and forsake them he will obtain mercy. I commit these people into Your hands. Because they have come out I trust they will not go back to sin. Have mercy on them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Forgive every one of them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Spare their lives Lord and let them become vessels unto honour in Your hands In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! You can go back to your seats now. Thank You Father!
I have a Father, Almighty Father… He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords! I have a Father Alleluia! ….
You see before the interruption God was saying there’s someone here today for a long time your life can be considered a dry ground. The Lord asked me to tell you, beginning from today the rain will begin to fall. (Amen!)
So Father, we just want to bless Your Holy Name. We know this is a special night. We know You will bless us, we know You will save souls. We know You will heal. We know You will deliver. We know there’ll be miracles Lord! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Shake hands with one or two people and tell them: “God is here for me! God is here for me!”
All right! John 8:32-36. And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free………..if the son shall make you free ye shall be free indeed. Somebody’s going to be free tonight! (Amen!) Thank You Father!
There’s somebody here that your headache is always aggravated by noise. The Lord asked me to tell you, the headache is gone and will never come back.
Jesus Christ said You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. And then He went on to say, “If the Son, that is if the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, shall make you free, then you shall be free indeed. Somebody’s going to be free indeed tonight, (Amen!) I am going to share some truths with you – at least the little that I know and I believe that as you see these truths- because they are the truths from the Bible not the truth that somebody just thought about - the truth that is Bible-based, as you discover these truths and accept them, suddenly you will discover that freedom will come.
Truth number one is that there is a battle for your soul but Jesus will win! (Amen!) The Bible says in John 4:24. It said, God is a spirit. God is what? A spirit! You need to take note of that and when you also read Ezekiel 28:14 and Isaiah 14:12 You combine these 2 verses you will discover that the devil, or Lucifer, or Satan, by whatever name you want to call him, is a fallen angel and Hebrews 1:13 & 14 tells us that angels are spirits. So the devil is a spirit, a fallen spirit. And then when you read 1 Thessalonians 5:23 the Bible says you yourself are a spirit! So God is a spirit, a Holy Spirit. The devil is a spirit, a fallen spirit and you are a spirit – you have a soul and you live in a body but the real you is inside and it is a spirit. Now the devil wants you, he wants you; he wants to use you as food! The devil is keenly interested in you because he wants to destroy you – that’s what the Bible says in 1 Peter 5:8. It said the devil is a roaring lion, is walking about seeking whom he may devour. I believe he will not find you tonight. (Amen!)
So the devil wants you for food and God wants you for rest! In Matthew 11:28 He said, “Come unto me all ye that labour And Are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” So God, the Holy God, is a holy spirit, is standing on the right. The devil, a fallen spirit is standing on the left and you are standing in the middle. The devil is saying, “Come to my side so I can eat you!” God is saying, “Come to my side that I might give you rest.” The question tonight is – on whose side are you going? I didn’t hear the answer. Who will you go with?
The Bible says in James 1: 17 that God is light, absolute light. As for the devil, he’s darkness, absolute darkness. Unfortunately the Bible says that the son of man prefers darkness to light. But there are few of us who prefer light to darkness. I know I am one of them – I prefer light to darkness. Now there is a constant struggle between darkness and light but light will always win. That is why of you cooperate with God, the Bible says light shines into darkness and darkness cannot overcome it. If you cooperate with God tonight you will become a winner. (Amen!) I say you will become a winner! (Amen!)
God says in His Word that as many as will receive Him to them has he given power to become sons of God. If you surrender your life to God, if you surrender to Jesus and when I say surrender I mean complete surrender – then you become a child of God and when I go through the Scriptures I find that God will go to any extent to defend His own children. That is why I’m sure that all those who are not pretending but who are truly committed to God, when they are going home tomorrow morning they’ll be singing the songs of deliverance. (Amen!)
In Exodus 4:22-23 God said to Pharaoh, “Israel is my first born. Let them go. If you don’t let them go I will kill your first-born. And then my son will still go!” I know God is talking to someone here tonight. I know God is saying to those people who are holding you in bondage, He’s saying to them, listen, Adeboye is my son, if you don’t let him go I will kill you own son and then my son will still go!” Who is God talking to at all? Who is going to be free tonight? Let me hear somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!).
He told Pharaoh, “Let my son go. If you don’t let him go – I will kill your son. My son will still go. If you pursue my son then I will drown you! In the life of somebody today Pharaoh will drown. (Amen!) I didn’t hear your ‘Amen!’ (Amen!)
God said, “If you bless my son, you will be blessed; if you curse my son then I will curse you. When you think about the extent to which God will go to defend his own – to protect his own, to deliver His own…. your faith should rise tonight, that tonight your deliverance is a settled matter. (Amen!)
Any battle over you will no longer be your battle because God will fight for you. David said to Goliath, he said, “The battle is the Lords and He will give you into our hands” The only people I pity are the enemies of God who refuse to repent because God is going to show them fire tonight. (Amen!) If you’re not one of them you should be able to say ‘Amen’ then. (Amen!) After all God said to Moses – tell the children of Israel: look at your enemies very well because all the enemies you see today you will never see them again. (Amen!) As it was then so it shall be today in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). If you are a true child of God, when the enemies hear about you they should tremble, they should melt.
In Joshua 2:1-11 the Bible says, when Joshua sent spies to go and spy Jericho and they stayed in a woman’s house, the woman went and hid them in the roof when she heard that the people of the town were coming for them. The Bible said before they lay down to sleep the woman came to them and said. We have heard about your God and when we heard about your God we feared exceedingly and there was no strength left in us. Tonight, all the enemies that followed you here and those who stayed at home, they will hear about your God! (Amen!) and they will tremble! (Amen!)
If a child of God therefore should lose a battle it can only mean one thing – that that child of God has gone into sin. If you have fallen into sin and if you go into sin it becomes difficult for a holy God to defend a sinful son. In Joshua 7:1-12, when the children of Israel fled before their enemies and Joshua fell on his face before God, “God how can this happen? Are you not the Lord of Hosts? How can this happen to us? God said, “Why are you lying down? Get up my friend! Israel has sinned that’s why I can’t go with them any more. Until they remove the accursed thing from among them.” I beg you tonight brethren, a day like this comes only once in a lifetime! Anyone here who is still joking with sin, you have to make up your mind tonight and say bye-bye to sin because if you do something great will happen tonight. Deliverance will come tonight!
When you read Psalm 107:7-20 the Bible says, fools – and I know there are no fools here tonight – because of their sins and because of their transgressions were afflicted. Then problem came. They were almost dying. Then they remembered God and they cried to Him. Then He sent His Word and he healed them and delivered them from all their distresses. God is going to send His Word to you tonight! (Amen!) I can’t hear your ‘Amen’. (Amen!) And the Word will heal you. (Amen!) The Word will deliver you! (Amen!)
I said that one to prepare the ground for what we want to discuss tonight. Because again and again I have heard all kinds of things said about different kinds of deliverance ministers. I’m sorry to say some of them need deliverance themselves. I am not a deliverance minister. I am a minister of the gospel. My own ministry is the whole gospel – the entire counsel of God – salvation, healings, deliverance, prosperity, holiness, victory, and joy – everything that is in the Gospel. That’s what I minister and anything anybody may teach or practice that is not supported by the Bible, one by one, as far as I’m concerned it is human philosophy and it has no basis at all. What I know is what I’m going to teach you – what I know that has kept me free for almost 30 years is what I’m about to teach you so tell your neighbour “You better pay attention now because if you don’t listen to the truth then you will believe a lie.” You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free!
There are two major ways that demons operate. They either attack you from outside or they work from within. Most of the times they attack from outside and I’m going to spend some very good time tonight. I’m not going to be in a hurry. We have the whole night to tell you in detail how they operate from outside. Then briefly, I will talk about how they operate from inside because there are fewer cases where they operate from inside. By the time they have taken over somebody and they I are operating from inside – as soon as you see the fellow coming you will know who is coming. If you see somebody who is dancing without music; if you see somebody who is looking up to the sky and talking to somebody nobody can see; if you see somebody who is walking naked and he’s laughing at you who are well-dressed then you will know who is inside the fellow. I don’t think there are too many of them here tonight.
But then there are cases where you are a child of God and the enemy wants to attack from outside. I will just mention seven cases.
No.1 The Bible calls the first one affliction - to trouble, to disturb, to cane. In 1 Samuel 16:14 the Bible says when the spirit of God left King Saul an evil spirit from the Lord came and troubled him. It didn’t say the evil spirit came and took him over. It just came and troubled him and whenever the evil spirit came to trouble him he became abnormal.
When I was young, when somebody begins to behave abnormally they will say, “Eh-eh, that thing has come! Ah ah, that’s it,” they said, “The thing has come on it!” That’s affliction. Demons come upon the fellow to trouble the fellow and the fellow becomes very, very uncomfortable, becomes restless – very, very angry for no reason at all. And when you read 1 Samuel 19:9-10, you will find King Saul when the thing came on him that he saw David, who was helping him to calm him down, and he wanted to throw a javelin and kill him. These people are in a storm. Many a time they can’t describe it to you – what they are going through. All of a sudden, when the thing comes on them they feel hot. The head is hot; the body is hot, everything you do they just can’t find it acceptable. But thank God there is someone called the Prince of Peace who can still any storm. If there’s any storm in your life He will still them tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).
Now in the case of affliction, when the demon is not operating the people are very, very normal. For example some years ago they brought a bank manager here, handcuffed to 2 policemen. Nobody will employ somebody as a bank manager if he’s mad. When this thing hasn’t come on him he’s a very nice gentleman, very good bank manager, but when it comes to him he just wants to go to anybody’s house and break the door down. In fact he was trying to enter a house and thy thought he was a robber and they hit him on the head. They took him to the police station before the people discovered that this man was not trying to steal – it was certain forces tormenting him. The beauty of it is that somewhere between the tormenting of the enemy the fellow was normal enough to realize: take me to Redemption Camp. If I get there, I will be free! And you are here tonight. In the mighty Name of Jesus you also will be free! (Amen!)
The policemen brought him handcuffed, two of them. I said, ‘Release him!” “Ahhh!!” they said, “You don’t know this man. If we loose him, he will destroy everything here.” I said, ‘Didn’t you know what you say he said?” He said, “If I get to the Redemption Camp I will be free!”” Is there anybody here today who believes that because I have come tonight I will go home in joy? (Amen!) Is there anybody like that here? Let me hear somebody shout 'Alleluia!' (Alleluia!). They loosed him and he was completely free. We didn’t have to struggle with him at all. He knew that of he could make contact with the Prince of Peace that all will be well. All will be well with you tonight in Jesus' Name! (Amen!).
The second way that the enemy can torment you from the outside is something called oppression. To oppress means to sit on, hold the fellow down properly so he will not be able to move up at all. I mean just hold down. And we find an example in Luke 13:11-16. The Bible talks of a woman who was bound by the devil for 18 years. The Bible said, no matter how hard she tried she cannot lift up herself. That fellow had an oppressor sitting on her and there are several similar examples in the world today.
There are people who had been on one spot for years – not a single promotion – but the Lord that promised that your reign will begin from today, (Amen!) will see to it that from today your promotion will begin. (Amen!) There are people who have never had a single proposal. There are beautiful woman who had never had anyone say to her since they were born “Will you marry me?” There are people who have written several letters of application and they have never even been called for an interview. Such people have a certain force sitting on them. For them to be free the one sitting on them must be removed and that’s what Isaiah 10:27 says. Isaiah 10:27 said that the one who is sitting on your neck shall be removed. Today in the mighty name of Jesus, (Amen!), everyone sitting on you holding you sown shall be removed in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).
I’ve told you, some of you know this story very well. A service was going on in the church, in a particular church and there was a fat woman who was fast asleep. A fat woman fast asleep and there is a woman sitting by her side, sweating profusely because she was feeling a terrible weight on her and God opened the eyes of a member of the choir and saw in a vision that the woman who was sleeping was actually sitting on the fellow next to her! And being a young girl she cried out: “Ah! Come down from her neck!” Now the fellow sitting next to you may be sleeping. Better tell the fellow – wake up! Don’t sit on my neck!’ Anyone sitting on your neck shall be removed tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).
You also remember the case of a brother who has not been promoted for 12 years because the boss hid his file. And then the Almighty God moved and the boss was transferred or sacked and a new boss took over and said, “I want to see the file of everybody working for me. And when they couldn’t find the file of this man they searched until finally they discovered it. And finally when they found the file they found that there had been no recommendation, no0 promotion for 12 years and the boss, the new boss gave him double promotion. Somebody will get double promotion today. (Amen!)
And then there is a third way in which the enemy can work on somebody from the outside – and it is called repression – that is pushing down. As the fellow is trying to come up, the forces push him down. This is different from oppression. In the case of oppression, the fellow is down and the enemy is sitting on him. But this one is the fellow is trying to rise but there is a force constantly pushing him down. He will try to rise and the force will say “Go down!” Tonight all those forces which have been pushing you down. God will push them off. (Amen!)
In John 5:1-9, the Bible talks of a man who had been sick for 38 years. He said every time he tried to get into the pool, somebody will get there before him so he will come back to square one. Next year the angel will come again. He will rise up, struggle to get into the river. Somebody will get there before him. Back to square one. This is a classical example of repression and you can find several examples. Examples like miscarriages – “The baby has come, I’m pregnant again!” “Oh Congratulations!” “I’m pregnant again!” 3 months, 4 months the pregnancy is gone! You start all over again. “Ah I’m pregnant again. The belly is beginning to swell.” The enemy intervenes. The belly that was swelling goes back to normal. Or in some cases, they will even wait until the baby is to be born. And the baby will be born – stillbirth. Or the baby is even born, and they name the baby and they’ve done all kinds of ceremony and all of a sudden the child is dead. And they start all over again. I know a woman. She had eleven children and they all died until the Lord, the Lord of Hosts moved in.
Oh, there are several other cases we could mention. People who say – “I want to build a house!” So they get money and they buy land. Begin to collect money so they can begin to draw the plan and then a problem will come and every kobo will be spent. And then they begin again. And they begin again. And they begin again. There are some people who have been building a house now for almost 30 years – they never complete! All the forces that have been pushing you down, they will leave you alone today in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Why? Because God promised in Isaiah 41:10-13 God said, Fear not, I will help you. All those who are incensed against you, you will look for them you will not even find them. (Amen!)
I remember very well, a sister, I don’t even know how many she had as miscarriages. The one that was most painful was when they were a set of twins and then God stepped in. I saw her some time ago. I looked at her. She looked at me. She smiled. I smiled. We know what we were thinking about because after God stepped in, she now had wonderful children. All of you who have been having miscarriages; all of you who have been having stillbirths; all of you who have been trying to build and have not succeeded; all of you who had nearly succeeded but you kept on failing… from tonight, things will change in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).
And there is yet another way in which the enemy can torment from outside. And it is called regression – that is to keep pushing back. They just keep pushing back. This time they are not holding you down – they are merely pushing you back. From wherever you are they keep pushing back until you get to zero. This is the classical example we see in Mark 5:25-34. That’s the story of the woman with the issue of blood. Once upon a time, she was healthy. Once upon a time she was rich but then one day, the enemy stepped into her situation and drop by drop, drop-by-drop she was losing blood. It was not only blood that she was losing. She went from one doctor to another and the doctors tried. They took her money. They gave her the treatment they thought they could give. The Bible said, she spent all that she had and instead of getting better – she grew worse. There are several examples like that. There might be someone here who could say ohh! – This is my case!” Business stopped. No new ones and because no new ones no new profits. So first of all he began to eat from the profit. Then when profit finished began to eat from the capital. And when capital finished then borrowing began. And then a time will come when you have borrowed so much that you become sick of borrowing. But when you come to Somebody, the Almighty Jesus Christ – He can reverse what the enemy has done. Because while the enemy can push you back, Jesus Christ can accelerate you. (Amen!)
In John 10:10 the Bible says the thief cometh not but for to steal, to kill and to destroy. That shows you the process of regression. First to steal, then to kill and then to destroy. But then Jesus Christ said, “I have come that you might have life, abundant life, and even more abundant life. First life, then abundant life and then more abundant life. All of you that the enemy had been pushing back, that you are even far, far behind where you used to be. God will take you from where you are (Amen!) and begin to push you forward. (Amen!) All those who have left you behind, you will catch up with them (Amen!) And you will even over take them. (Amen!) If you believe that shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!).
Some of you will remember the story of a woman, very rich woman has a big storey building in the centre of the town, as she sat down one day to eat – pounded yam, with plenty of meat and so on in the stew. And all of a sudden from nowhere a toad appeared and jumped on the pounded yam! Ah-ah where do you come from? She just tried to slap the thing and the toad jumped into the bowl of stew! A so she said, “Alright, if I won’t eat this pounded yam, you won’t eat it either!” So she took the bowl of pounded yam and slammed it on the bowl of stew and held it down wanting to suffocate the toad. After some time she opened the something and there was no toad. That was the beginning of her problem.
From that day she started coughing. She coughed and coughed and I mean, the kind of cough, that when she’s coughing she will be urinating involuntarily. She went to all the hospitals, they tried everything. She spent all her money. Finally, somebody told her we were having a program. She came there, she gave her life to Jesus and the Almighty God healed her that night. The God that healed her that night is going to heal somebody here tonight too in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).
But the beautiful part of the story is that after she was healed, the one who sent the toad caught the sickness and now began to cough and then came to this woman and said, “Please tell me who healed you? Because the sickness I sent you had no cure and now it’s come back on me. Who healed you?” So the woman brought her to Jesus and Jesus Christ… you know God is so merciful. Even if the sinner repents he will heal the sinner. So the original victim and the one who was tormenting her – both of them are in Jesus Christ now. I won’t tell you the Parish where they are so that you don’t go and ask them what happened to the toad. One thing I know is this – every force that had been pushing you back – the Almighty will deal with them tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).
Another way by which the enemy can operate against you from the outside is a process called “distraction” – just to divert your attention. In other words the enemy is not going to attack you as a person. But he will attack someone who is very precious to you so you will be so busy looking after that fellow that you will not be able to pay attention to your own life any longer. It is the example we find in Matthew 15:21-28 Its the story of a mother that came to Jesus and said, “Help me! My daughter is grievously vexed of the devil. I’m not the one suffering – it’s my daughter but the suffering of the daughter is such that I can’t do anything unless her problem had been solved!” There are many of us who are in exactly that situation. The problem is not with us. We are healthy. We are strong! Our head is complete. But there is someone in the family who the devil has set up as a kind of hole in the bag, so that as long as that problem is there we can’t concentrate. The Almighty God that solved the problem of that woman will solve that problem in your life tonight – Amen!
There are many mothers who cannot sleep peacefully because they have daughters who should be married now and are not yet married. There are many fathers who cannot sleep soundly because they don’t know where their sons are and they don’t know what the sons are up to. I know parents who if they see a policeman coming say, “Oh God! They have caught that boy at last!” I have good news for you because the Bible says in Isaiah 53:4 there is somebody who is a burden –bearer and he will help you to carry your burden tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).
Oh, I can give you several examples. There was a boy who was carried in to Ebute-Metta several years ago. They just came in from somewhere and all of a sudden he couldn’t walk, he couldn’t sit down, he just had to lie down 24 hours a day. They carried him like that into the office and I prayed. I asked the boy – ‘Kneel down! Let us pray!” He said, “I cannot kneel down.” I said, “I command you to kneel down!” And he turned at me and said, “In whose name?” I said, “In the name of Jesus.” He said, “That is different. So he knelt down. We prayed. When we finished praying I asked him to get up and go home. He said. “I can’t walk.” I said, “I command you to walk.” He said, “In whose name/” I said, “In the name of Jesus!” He said, “That is different.” And he got up and began to walk. (Amen!) And he has been well ever since then.
I command today, in the name of Jesus, that every burden in your life shall be carried away in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Let me give you another example. There was a woman. Let me not mention the name of the town. She said she went to one program and there went to receive spirit and came back speaking in a very strange tongue. Not the normal tongues at all, not the kind of tongue you hear here. Anyone listening to her will know that this one is from the devil. And now the situation is, when she wakes up she will speak in tongues and then she will fall asleep and she will sleep for 20 hours. When she wakes up she will speak in tongues and fall asleep for 22 hours. As a result the husband can’t go to work. The people at home, they can’t move. She became a burden to everybody. I remember they brought her in a car. And as I stood there to pray for her, she was sleeping then, and she was looking quite okay, as I said, "In the name of Jesus!” She jumped up – with her fingernails, sharp fingernails and began to speak in tongues… and I said, “Silence inj” And she fell back. Two or three minutes later she woke up and said, “Where am I?” and she became normal from that time onwards. Whatever it is that is causing distraction in your life they shall be gone tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).
Another way the enemy can attack is confusion. When confusion sets in you cannot even think straight. You won‘t know what to do. Do I turn right or do I turn left? Is this the business I should do? Or should I take that business? Should I marry this man or should I marry the other one? Should I travel or should I stay at home? And when it gets to the worst time, you will not even be able to differentiate between friends and enemies because what is really called confusion is “blindfolding the spiritual eyes.”
Like in 2 Kings 6: 18-21 when some people came to arrest Elisha and he asked God to blind fold them. What he asked God to do was ‘confuse’ them. Oh he said, this is not the way let me show you where the man is.” And he led them straight into the camp of the enemy. Confusion is one of the major weapons of those who operate 419. They ask you to bring money so you can get a bigger money! “Just a little money, just bring a little and then you will get a big one.” “Why do you want to give me this money?” “Because I like you. You know, we are friends. I mean we are friends.” “We have never met before!” “Oh, Maybe you have forgotten – we are friends.” Until you begin to sell everything in your house. We are friends… Whatever is causing confusion in your life; the Almighty God will remove it in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).
Like I said when it gets to the worst type. The people in this kind of situation, when they are talking they will begin something, they will never end that sentence before they jump to another one. When they go to learn a trade they will never finish. As soon as they get to a certain stage they want to go and do something else. Oh, when they are in the University they are studying one particular subject. When they get to a certain stage they change to another subject. If you are in that situation God will set you free tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).
And then another kind of attack is the one that is called “obsession”. That is when you are obsessed – you think about only one thing all the time! You have one strong habit that you do to excess. You have a passion, a strong passion that controls every other thing! This is the worst type of attack from the outside and it comes in various, various forms.
For Samson, for example, his own obsession is strange women. There are several women in Israel – no his own must be from the Philistines. There are men like that; they cannot do in one day without a woman! I used to have a friend – oh, anybody, anybody who is a woman is okay – house girl, messenger in the office, the wife of a friend – anybody he wants is a woman. 5 a.m. he will make an appointment to go and see a woman on the way to the river! Always women, women women! If he sits down and you are discussing something very serious and a woman passes by, you have lost my friend. Anything you are saying after that one he is not hearing any more.
The example of Esau: His own case is food, food, food! That of Judas Iscariot – money! Obsession, obsession! There are some people now that when they get into this kind of situation they suspect everybody – that is their own obsession. In fact if I have any fear at all for those who go to all kinds of deliverance ministers here, deliverance ministers here – it is that they will end up becoming obsessed with demons. When they see a tree – that’s a demonic tree. If there’s no petrol in the car and the car has stopped – “Ah! Demons have come again – they’ve come!” I know one who said – he opened the fridge; instead of the water being cold, the water was warm. He said, “ You see, they’ve come!” I said, “Is the fridge on?” And we looked behind and found that the fridge was not on! I say, is it a demon that switched the fridge off? Everybody is an enemy! So one day we saw a lizard in his house. “Ahhh! They came here too! Look at one!” A lizard! There’s a lizard everywhere! He said, “Eh – this one is a special one!” I said, “Okay who is this lizard?” He said, “From the look of it, it must be my mother-in-law!” I said, “Alright. Let’s kill it. If it’s your mother-in-law, if we kill the lizard, the mother–in-law will die! So the lizard died. I said, “Now let us wait for the announcement concerning the death of your mother-in-law.” But there’s nothing wrong with mother-in-law! He said, “You don’t know them. The moment we were killing the lizard she left that one and went into another!”
I mean, I know a man, a man! Highly intelligent, highly educated man, he said every object in his house the enemy had touched them and therefore they had become familiar objects! Who taught you this? He said, “Ah, our Pastor is a strong man. He’s a deliverance minister.” Are you free or in bondage? Didn’t the Almighty God say – if you come to me I will give you rest? Don’t we have – Glory be to God! …. help that one.. help her…you haven’t seen anything yet. Tonight is the night Alleluia! (Alleluia!) ….
Didn’t Jesus Christ say, if you come unto me I will give you rest? He said you don’t know there is the devil, there is a devil. I know there is a devil but my Father is the Lord of Hosts and the Bible tells me I am more than a conqueror. How many of you are more than conquerors here tonight? Let me hear somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!). The second one told me all ye that labour and are heavy-laden – I will give you rest. Then all you have to do is submit to my Lordship. Put my yoke upon you and then you don’t need to worry about the enemy any longer.
Now let’s talk briefly about ”possession” – that is when the enemy has taken over completely. We have a good example in Mark 5:1-15 Here the Bible gives a good example of someone who is really, really possessed of the devil. He lived among the dead; very wild; if you bind him, he will tear it off.
How can we know those who are possessed of devils? Because many of those people you say are possessed - no, no, no they are not possessed, they are being tormented from the outside. Those who are possessed of the devil, they always have extraordinary strength – they have enough strength to break iron into pieces. I remember the case of one little girl that was possessed by the devil. 6 men cannot hold her down – 6 men!
And in the case of this woman, the mad man of Gadarenes, the Bible said as soon as he saw Jesus coming he fell at His feet and he began to talk: “What have I to so with you to do with you thou Son of the Living God? Have you come to torment me?” One sign of those who are possessed by demons is that they talk too much! Cha cha cha cha cha cha cha…. They talk too much! So if you know somebody who can talk for one hour non-stop – something is wrong somewhere. I know a sister years ago; if I had known what I know now her case will have been simple. “Pastor, I want to see you.” If you can go ahead and say ‘eh-eh’ before you can say another eh-eh’ it will be at least one hour fifteen minutes! At least! She knows how to go from one sentence to the other to the other to the other in such a way that you cannot put in a word! I was a younger Pastor then. I didn’t know what I know now. So what I did then was that anytime I saw her coming, I ran! I am confessing the truth to you – when I saw her coming this way, I will go quickly that way. If I had known what I know now I would have said, Shut up in the mighty Name of Jesus and come out of her!”
Another thing about anyone who is possessed of the devil is that they find it so easy to lie. Oh they lie so easily! They can lie so often that you will not even know the head from the tail by the time they finish. And they can lie! 1 today, 2 tomorrow, 3 the day after – they lie so smoothly that when they are lying you will even believe them! In fact, the trouble about them is that they lie so much they believe their own lies! The Bible says the devil is the father of lies and this is the area I want to say to you, when ever you have cause to say you are setting anybody free, don’t talk to demons!
“What is your name? How many of you are there? Who sent you? Where do you come from? How long have you been here?” The devil will never tell you the truth! He’s the father of lies. “Who sent you?” “The mother-in-law.” “What did he ask you to go and do?” “ Go and kill you.” “ Why do you have to come and kill?” He said, “Because when you cook your soup you didn’t give me part of it.” Why should you listen to the lies? The devil will never tell you the truth. “How many of you are there?” He says, “We are four.” “What are your names?” He says, “Queen of the Coast, Queen of the Sahara Desert, Queen of Ikorodu….” Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Don’t talk to them – cast them out! Finish! Don’t waste your time! If you want to hear the voice, hear the voice of the Lord. He listened to angels – don’t listen to demons.
Then another way we know those who are possessed by demons is that they suffer from persistent immoral and unclean thoughts. The Bible calls demons ‘unclean spirits’ and the Bible says, “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” If you have an unclean spirit within you, the thoughts will constantly be unclean thoughts, unclean thoughts.
But it doesn’t matter what are the other sins of those who are possessed by demons. One thing is clear – every demon bows to the name of Jesus. Even the mad man of Gaderenes who had 1000 demons in him – when he saw Jesus Christ what did he do? He fell down and worshipped him. There is no demonic force that will not bow to the name of Jesus. I remember one occasion – years ago when we first came to this camp. There were few accommodations but fewer people so when somebody is sick then and somebody's mad they will bring them to the camp. And I remember that day there was a mad man in one dormitory and we are still praying foe him when they brought in another mad man and they will put him in the same dormitory. The first mad man ran out. He said, “Look at these people oh! They’ve brought a mad man to live with me!” Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) When a mad man begins to call another mad man a mad man then you know that madness can be superior to madness! But the first mad fellow and the 2nd mad fellow both of them bow whenever we say “At the Name of Jesus..” And whatever it is that is working against you tonight will bow to the Name of Jesus. (Amen!)
Now very quickly before we begin to move into top gear by the grace of God, what is the purpose of deliverance? Why will God want to deliver you tonight if you need deliverance?
Exodus 8:1 The Bible says: And the Lord spake unto Moses, “Go unto Pharaoh and say unto him, thus saith the Lord, Let my people go that they may serve me.” What is the purpose of deliverance? That we may serve God. Why will God want you to be free tonight? In order that you may be able to serve Him. Why will He want to heal you tonight? In order that you may be able to serve Him! Why is it that He’s going to break the yoke of poverty in your life tonight? In order that you may be able to serve Him! Why is He going to silence the enemy in your life tonight? In order that you may be able to do what? Serve Him! How many of you will be willing to serve the Lord? Let me hear somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!).
And how will He want you to serve Him? Materially. In Luke 8:1-3 the Bible tells us that there are certain people who were serving Jesus who were supplying the money that He was using to tun His ministry. And they mentioned the name of a woman in particular – Mary Magdalene – out of whom they said Jesus cast seven demons. She had 7 demons. She was a chairman among witches, but the Almighty God grabbed her, brought her out, delivered her, so that shoe could spend her money for the cause of God. All of you who have been spending your money on sickness, all of you who have been spending your money on distractions, all of you that the enemy had pushed until you became nothing, tonight God will set you free. (Amen!) And after He has set you free remember you were set free so that you can serve Him.
How will you serve Him? He wants you to serve Him in soul-winning. He want s you to witness for Him. He wants you to tell others about Him. Mark 5:18-20. The Bible tells us that when the mad man of Gadarenes was healed he came to Jesus. He said, “Sir, I want to go with you. Anywhere you go. I will follow.” Jesus said “no, no, no, no, - go home! Go and tell your people the great things that God has done for you and how He has been merciful unto you.” God will set you free so that you can go and witness.
Do you know that if you are witnessing for Christ it is very difficult for demons to attach themselves to you? Why? In John 15:1 & 2 the Bible says, Jesus Christ says I am the vine and my Father is the husbandman. He said – every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away but any branch in me that is bearing fruit he will purge it so that it can bear more fruit. If you are winning souls for Jesus Christ, God the Father will keep on purging you. As a result of that no demon will be able to stick to you. If you are a soul winner demons cannot hold you down! If you are a soul winner they can’t push you down. If you are a soul winner they can’t push you back. If you are a soul winner they can’t take over your life. So He wants to set you free tonight so as you go home tomorrow morning you can talk about the Great Deliverer; you can begin to witness about Him.
And of course, He wants to set you free so that you can praise Him, so that you can glorify Him; so that you can rejoice. In Acts 3:1-8 the Bible says when the man who had been lame all these years was set free, the Bible said he was walking and leaping and praising God. The one who had been condemned to remain on one spot by the enemy, when God set him free, he was walking and he was praising God!
God wants to set you free tonight so that you can walk when the enemy says you should sit down so that you can leap when the enemy says they want to press you down and so that you can praise God when the enemy says you shall be weeping. I know that someone here tonight, after God has set you free, you’ll be walking, you’ll be leaping, you’ll be praising God (Amen!) I know that someone here tonight, after God has set you free, everywhere you go you will talk about His mercy. You will tell them that once upon a time the enemy had written me off but God stepped into my situation and look at me now!” That will be your song in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).
But then tonight God is here. He wants to set people free, even demons are already feeling uncomfortable but God cannot set free anybody who does not want to be free. God cannot force you to be free. God can open the prison door but He can’t force you to go out. No- no! All He can do is open the door. Then it is up to you to walk out. In the story of Paul and Silas an earthquake came and bonds were broken, the doors were open then they sat down inside – they didn’t go out and God didn’t force them to go out. There may be people here tonight that when we pray God will throw open the prison door but they may say, “Who wants to go out?” If you don’t want to go out, God will not force you. It’s only those who want to be free tonight who will be free. If you want to be free let me hear somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!).
I know you will say how can anybody say “I don’t want to be free?” I have told you stories before of people who came for deliverance and God wants to set them free and they don’t want to go, they don’t want to be free. I’ve told you the story of a woman … oh, we did everything – it was her husband that brought her. We prayed, we bound, we loosed, we commanded – nothing happened. After some time we turned to God. “We’ve done everything we know, why is this woman not free?” And God said, “Ask her does she want to be free.” ”Woman do you want to be free?” She said, “No.” “You don’t want to be free?” Why not?” “Because the demon I use to control my husband is the one you want to drive out! I will ask him to drive me to the house of my boyfriend; he will drive me there. I will ask him to sit in the car. He will sit there in the sun. I will go upstairs to my boyfriend. We will spend as much time as we want. When I finish I came and meet him down there and he cannot say word. You want to get rid of that power?”
Now if you are in that situation and you have somebody who is holding you down, who says he or she does not want to be free, don’t worry, we will take care of that tonight too. Because 1’ve also told you a story of a man who brought the wife and said, “My wife is a witch. I have discovered.” “Sister, are you a witch?” She said, “Don’t mind the fool, it is his mother who is a witch.” I said, “Alright, now if you are a witch tell me so that we can drive out the witchcraft. She said, “No, don’t mind them.” So finally I said, “Sister I’m not saying you are a witch ......” because if you are a foolish Pastor you will call a woman a witch. Because if they take you to court they will ask you to produce evidence. Demons don’t appear on x-ray. If they x-ray the woman from top to bottom, they won’t see the demon inside. “Sister, I don’t say you are a witch oh, but if you are one and we pray and we bind the thing that is inside..... Remember the snake won’t be able to go out and so it will stay inside, it will be eating inside and it will be defecating inside there. I hope you know what that one means. Do I pray? “ She said, “Pray! Pray! Bind whatever you want to bind. I’m not a witch!” So we bound. When they brought her back 3 months later, she was big as a balloon. “I thought you are not a witch!” She didn’t answer because she was on the point of death. Any demon here tonight that says I don’t want to go but I want to keep on tormenting another child of God, we will bind! (Amen!)
That is why I want to appeal to all of you who are here tonight. If you know you need deliverance and you are not yet a child of God, God is never going to set you free. You have to be born again – that’s the reason number one – you must be born again in order for you to be free.
Reason number two why you must be born again – compulsorily – is that when the time comes, later or now, and demons begin to come out and they begin to fly out from those people who say we don’t want you, anyone they find who is not a child of God, who is not covered by the blood of the Lamb – they begin to enter in. So maybe you came here with only 2 demons. I don’t want you to go home with 1000! So if you are not yet born again, come to surrender your life to Jesus. He will save your soul. He will wash you in His blood and when it is time to be free He will set you free too. If you say, “No, I don’t want to be free. I don’t want to be a child of God, I want to stay with the devil….” Tonight is deliverance night. It is warfare night! We will fight – every force of darkness here tonight is in for trouble. I say is in for trouble!
So if you are here and you are not yet born again and you want to give your life to Jesus, I want to invite you now, begin to come. Today is the day of salvation. God will save your soul tonight and He will set you free tonight! Come from all over the place! I will not wait forever so if you want to come, come by the time I count up to ten. If you are not here by then I will know that you have made up your mind that you want to stay with the devil. Then whatever the devil wants he can do to you. But if you want to surrender your life to Jesus come now. I begin to count now – 1 – 2 –3 - now I know some of you are coming from a long way so you better begin to come very quickly before it is too late. 3. This is the Day of Salvation. The Almighty God wants to be merciful to you, that’s why he brought you tonight. Ask Him to save your soul. Ask Him to wash you in His blood. Ask Him to cleanse you tonight. Promise Him that you will serve Him for the rest of your life. Call on Him! Call on Him! He’s calling you! He has opened the door now! You’re free to come to Him now! You’re free to come for salvation! Pray from the bottom of your heart!
Now the rest of us, let’s pray for these people and ask the Almighty God to save their souls, that God will be merciful unto them. Thank You! Thank You! This is a final call now. If you know you want to come you better come before I begin to pray. This is the final call now. The Lord loves you and He wants to save your soul. That’s why he’s asking you to come tonight. Thank You Jesus! Blessed be the Name of the Lord!! Thank You Lord! Thank You Jesus! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever! Thank You Father! Saviour, save these people. Make their salvation genuine tonight! Make their salvation genuine tonight to the glory of your Holy Name! Thank You my Father! Thank You my Lord! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! Thank You Father! Oh yes Father save their souls tonight! Be merciful to them Lord! Every one of them Lord – save their souls! …Save their souls tonight! Save their souls tonight to the glory of Your Holy Name! Save their souls tonight Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! Save their souls tonight Everyone of them Lord! Save their souls! Lord! Don’t let a single one go away unsaved Lord! Perfect that which concerns them Lord! Thank you my Lord and my Saviour! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Father! everybody here tonight crying to You for salvation in their lives – make their salvation thorough! Make their salvation thorough, thorough tonight to the glory of Your Holy Name!! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You! Almighty God! Save their souls! Lord! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! Glory be to God! Glory be to God! Save their souls!! My Father and my God! Everyone of them cleanse them thoroughly in Your blood. Do a deep work Lord! Do a thorough work Lord! Let their salvation be genuine O l! To the glory of Your Holy Name! Father! Thank You my Lord! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Father, we bless Your Name. We thank You for these people that You have brought to the cross tonight because Your Word says no man can come unto me unless my Father draws him. Thank You! for drawing these people and Thank You! that they have not refused your drawing. Father, Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)! Father, You promised that whosoever will come unto You, You will in no wise cast out. They’ve come to You now Father, please receive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Forgive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Cleanse them in Your blood in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Save their souls Lord! (Amen!) Write their names in the Book of Life! (Amen!) Father, I pray that from today they will remain Your children. (Amen!) And Lord, when You begin to break yokes in the life of everybody tonight. Include these Your children in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Well those of you in front let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!). Congratulations! If you don’t get excited about the salvation of souls I don’t know what you should be excited about. The biggest miracle in the world is salvation and we have seen thousands saved tonight. Let somebody get excited for Jesus Christ. Let somebody give the Lord a big hand! Let somebody shout and rejoice of r the salvation of souls – that’s very important. Glory be to God! forever more!
Now while we are waiting for our new brothers and sisters to join us as we took the cases one by one I am sure that there must be one that is either your own or very close to it. Even if the enemy is not touching you at all there might be somebody in your family that you know that the enemy is disturbing and because the enemy is disturbing them its causing distraction in your life. Brethren, let us spend time now in prayer. Let us go to the Almighty God individually and begin to mention all those cases where we know that the enemy is operating in our lives and call on the Great Deliverer. Say, “Set me free tonight! Let my freedom be complete tonight!” Let’s talk to the Almighty God individually now. Let’s talk to the Almighty. You know the areas where you are suffering. You know where the enemy is biting you. You know the member of your family that is suffering from the enemy – talk to God about them. Intercede on their behalf; pray that the Almighty God will make your deliverance complete tonight. Let’s talk to the Almighty God now. While we wait for our brothers and sisters to come. Let’s call on the Almighty….
Ministers will do what they have to do but you need to pray yourself and we are going to take the example of Bartemeus and take one by one his specific case and use his case to pray this morning.
The first prayer he prayed is that God will be merciful unto him. Many of us are where we are today because of our own sins – because we disobeyed God or because of the sins of our parents but we just want to cry to God for mercy. So I want you to open your mouth now to begin to cry to the Almighty God and say, “Father, have mercy on me! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me tonight! Please Lord Have mercy on me! I need mercy! I come asking for mercy O Lord! Father! Have mercy on me! Let me obtain mercy tonight. If you do not have mercy on me there is no way I can be totally free tonight! Father! Please Have mercy on me tonight! I need your mercy! Please Have mercy on me Lord! Have mercy on me Father! Almighty God I call on You for mercy tonight! Please be merciful unto me O Lord! Be merciful unto me! I need Your mercy tonight! You are the God of mercies. I ask for Your mercy tonight! Please Lord be merciful unto me, be merciful unto every member of my family! Be merciful unto me O Lord! Have mercy on me I need Your mercy! I need Your mercy!
I am the one calling for mercy now Lord! I am not asking for justice, I’m asking for mercy! If you are to judge me, I will be found wanting, so just be merciful! Please be merciful to me! Your Word says, if You are to mark iniquity who will be able to stand? So Father please I’m asking for mercy. I am not perfect; I have not done your Will all the time. Please just be merciful unto m; just be merciful unto me! I’m asking for Your mercy for mercy tonight Lord! In Your infinite mercy Lord, include me because Your Word says that Your mercy is as heaven is higher than the earth. Please be merciful unto me Lord! I ask for mercy! I ask fir mercy! Tonight!
Now when Bartemeus was crying to God for mercy some people tried to stone him. I want you to cry to God tonight – all those who are trying to shut me up – Father, shut them up! Let’s pray brethren! All those who are trying to shut me up, Father, shut them up! Silence them! Please Lord, all those who are trying to silence me, please Father, silence them too. Shut them up! Because You are a merciful God. I am helpless and all power belongs to You, help me O Lord! Silence all those who want to silence me in \your own supernatural way O Lord …… In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Brethren, I don’t need to beg you to pray – we have no other weapon other than prayer. When Bartemeus cried and the people tried to silence him, the Bible said he cried louder! Brethren, the Bible went on to say that Jesus stood still in order to attend to a particular case. I want you to cry to the Almighty God tonight and say, “Father – pay special attention to my case tonight! Special attention to my case! I need special attention! Special attention Lord! My case deserves special attention Lord Almighty! Special attention! I want You to stand still to attend to my case tonight! Special attention Lord!.. Special case requiring special attention Lord! I need special attention tonight, special attention! Pay special attention to me tonight Father! My Lord and My God! I need Your special attention, special attention special attention tonight. Almighty God special attention tonight! I need your special attention tonight! Please treat my case as special. Give me Your special attention tonight Father! Special attention My Father and my God! I need Your special attention tonight! My Lord and My Saviour! I need, I need Your special attention tonight! Eternal Rock of Ages I need Your special attention tonight! Special attention! My Father and my God! I need Your special attention! Tonight Lord! Special attention I need Your special attention! I need Your special attention! My case is special! I need Your help Have mercy on me Lord! Your special attention! That the world may know that I’m serving a living God. Give me Your special attention tonight! Father, give me Your special attention tonight, special attention tonight! Treat my case as special! Give me Your special attention tonight! In Your own supernatural way give me Your special attention tonight and Your Name will be glorified as a result. Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Lord In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
When Jesus stood still, He said, ‘Go and bring him.” And the very people who had been trying to silence him were the people who brought him! I want you to pray that, “Father, all my enemies, let them become stepping stones to victory for me!” Let’s open our mouth and pray brethren!! Open our mouth and pray! Pray brethren – all those who have been obstacles before Lord God Almighty, let them become stepping stones to victory O Lord! Lord, I pray that in Your own supernatural way every obstacle, all the enemies will become stepping stones, stepping stones to victory, Father..... Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Yes, Father, help me. Let every obstacle become a stepping stone to victory, to testimony, to joy, to promotion, to the glory of Your Holy Name! Thank You my Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Lord In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Now when they told Bartemeus that Jesus was calling him, he threw away his garment and he never wore it again. I want you to cry to the Almighty God and say, Father, tonight, I am throwing away the garment of suffering, I am throwing away the garment of sickness, the garment of failure, the garment of barrenness! I throw them away now, Father don’t let me ever wear them again. Let’s call on the Almighty God. Tonight Father, I’m throwing away the garment of suffering, the garment of bondage, the garment of sickness, the garment of poverty, the garment of barrenness, the garment of fears, the garment of sorrow! I’m throwing them away Lord! Don’t let me ever wear them again! Don’t let me ever wear them again! Tonight Lord, I throw away every evil – God! Don’t let me ever wear them again! Don’t let me ever wear them again! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
There’s a song that says – “In the Name of Jesus, send thy light into my life.” I don’t know how many of you know the song but those of you who know it you will sing it with me. The rest of you, you’ll pick it up later. In the Name of Jesus send the light, send the light, send the light into my life..
When Jesus asked Bartemeus, “: What do you want?” He said, “Send Your light, send Your light! Into my life.” Drive away, every darkness..... Every darkness – Send Your light O Lord! Send Your light!” Open your mouth and pray! Lord, Send Your Light into my life! Send Your Light into my life! Send Your Light! Send Your Light! Send Your Light Lord! Send Your Light My Father and my God!! Send Your Light into my Life!! Send Your Light into my Life!! In the Name of Jesus, Send Your light! Send Your Light! Send Your Light! Send Your Light tonight O Lord! Send Your Light into my Life!! Send Your Light! Send Your Light! Father, Send Your Light! Send Your Light! Tonight Send Your Light! …. In Your own supernatural way, send Your Light! Send Your Light! Send Your Light! Father, Send Your Light! Thank You Jesus! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
From the day that Jesus stepped into the life of Bartemeus, he never begged again. I want you to cry unto the Almighty God – Till I see You in glory – don’t let me ever beg again! Open your mouth and cry unto the Almighty God! Till I see You in glory – don’t let me ever beg again! Don’t let me ever beg again! Till I see You in glory – don’t let me ever beg again! …… Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
When Bartemeus left home that day he left home a blind man. He left home a forsaken man, he left home as someone who was already written off. He was supposed to die a beggar. When he was going back home he was singing a new song. I want you to cry to the Lord: When I begin to go home today let me sing a new song! Let’s cry unto the Almighty God! When I begin to go home today Father, put a new song in my mouth! Put a new song in my mouth! Let me sing a new song Father! Let me sing a new song! As I go home today, Let me sing a new song! A new song! A new song! A new song of victory! A new song of deliverance! A new song of healing! A new song of joy! Let me sing a new song Father! Put a new song in my mouth! Father! Please Lord! …. Thank You! Glory be to God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
There’s a song that says – Rise up with Your army, rise up for fighting, Arise oh Great God and give deliverance to my soul. I want you to sing that song as a prayer to God. I want you to sing that song as a prayer to God. Sing it with all your heart! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
You see before we go to binding, it is possible there might be one or two things that the enemy has deposited in you that you don’t even know. Now the Word of God says that every plant that my Father did not plant shall be rooted up so we’re going to sing a song and then you are going to pray. Some say Satan cannot build his house next to Jesus; I want you to pray: Anything that is not of God – that is in my body; in my home, n my business, in my Church. Father uproot them! Let’s pray brethren! Anything that is not of God; any plant that my Father did not plant: in my body, in my soul, in my spirit ….
Now with the same zeal with which you have prayed for yourself I want you to pray for Nigeria and say, Father. All those who say our sufferings in Nigeria will never end – uproot them? Lets cry unto the Almighty God. All those who say our suffering in Nigeria will not end – Father uproot them, In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
We have only 2 more prayer points then I’ll be praying with you. The first one is not for you it’s for somebody that you know is precious to you that you know ought to be set free. Somebody who ought to be here with you tonight but for one reason or the other cannot come. Cry to God for that fellow and say, Wherever so-and-so is Father, go and set him free! Pray for the fellow ……Set them free to the glory of Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Now, finally, if you have any special request of your own – talk to God about it now …. There’s no one like You! We give You all the glory, we give You all the honour Lord for loving us. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Father, You are the Great Deliverer. I want to thank You in advance of what You are about to do now. Please accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) You are the Lord of Hosts, You have never lost a battle – over these Your children Father, let there be victory tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Let there be absolute victory in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Thank You my Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
Now the next thing we are about to do is that the ministers of God will come here – they will combine their anointing and they will spread their hands over you as you sing, as you praise God, as you dance. You will be doing that to make Jesus happy and the men of God in raising their hands and waving their hands over you – they’ll be doing like Moses did. As long as Moses lifted up his hands Amalekites were defeated. All the Amalekites in your life, they are going to be finished tonight! (Amen!) I believe the band is ready. I want to invite the Pastors - the senior Pastors.
We trust You Lord! Your Word says we are more than conquerors because you love us. We accept our victory tonight Lord! (Amen!) Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Father, Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! I pray Lord that the victories of tonight will last forever in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have rayed! (Amen! Let’s give the Lord a big hand! Amen!
Now You may be seated. Naturally, I would feel that after we’ve all received our miracles now we should just relax, rejoice, go to one or two other items and close. But I know that there might still be quite a few who still feel unless they lay hands on me I don’t believe. I have received anything. They might be few but we will not want to rob them of that blessing so for a few minutes – as long as there are such people – we will ask that the ministers of God all take position and minister to such people. I don’t expect them to be many. As soon as you finished with those there are some special cases that God wants us to deal with – we will deal with those ones and will be rounding up. So if there’s anyone who still feels that in spite of everything they’ve done they still need the laying of hands, very quickly now, come and the man of God will attend to you – the rest of us will keep on rejoicing in the Lord. Over please.
AMI ATI SUGBON A YA PA ……..ME AND "BUT" WE ARE SEPARATED.......
Pastor E. A. Adeboye