FREEDOM 3rd of January, 2002
This year don’t wait till anybody asked you to praise Him before you do so … go ahead – praise Him….He’s worthy to be praised! He’s worthy to be adored! He’s King of Kings and Lord of Lords! The Ancient of Days!…Blessed be the Name of the Lord! We thank You O Lord! Thank You! …
Now the various choirs have tried. Some would have sent you to sleep if you didn’t want to sleep before but they tried! But this year we are not going to be satisfied with trial – we want the best! I say we want the best! I want the best! So for the next few minutes, because they say we can do something new, we are going to do something new! We are going to ask our beloved brother Kunle Ajayi to at least help us … Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Name! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Yes Lord! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Yes, Yes, Yes Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You! Thank You Lord! Yes ….
Lift your hands to Almighty God and thank Him because you have a mouth that can speak. Open that mouth now and praise Him! Magnify His Holy Name! Say, Father I just want to praise You because I have a mouth that can speak! I have a mouth that can praise You! Magnify His Holy Name!! Praise Him! He is worthy to be adored! Worthy to be magnified! Open your mouth now and praise Him! Praise Him!! Praise Him!! He is worthy to be praised! Worthy to be magnified! No one like Him! All power belong to Him! Father I praise You! I give You all glory! I give You all honour! I give You all adoration! Blessed be Your Holy Name Father! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! You are worthy to be praised! Worthy to be magnified! Glory be to Your Name Lord! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! Thank You! that I can speak! Thanks for a mouth that can open up and speak. I thank You! I give You all glory! I give You all honour! I give You all adoration! I just want to bless Your Holy Name! I want you to know that I love you Daddy! I magnify Your Holy Name! I praise You! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You! Thank You Lord! Thank You for Your goodness! Thank You for Your mercy! Thank You for Your goodness!
Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have worshipped. (Amen!)
Brethren, there are people who would love to be here today who are not here because death took them away. We are not better than they. It is by the grace of God that we are alive. I want you to thank Him for life! Thank Him that you are alive! Open your mouth and bless His Name – that He has kept you alive! ," Father, I thank You that I am alive today. I want to give You all glory! I want to give You all honour! I want to give You all adoration because I am alive today! I just want to bless You Lord! I want to thank You for keeping me alive! I am not better than those who are dead! There is no way I am better! I know Lord God Almighty that it is Your grace that has kept me alive! By Your grace that I am alive because by Your grace and by Your grace alone that is why I am alive today and I want to say thank You! I want to thank You for life! I want to thank You for keeping me alive I want to bless Your Holy Name…. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!) Amen!
Brethren, I want you to know that not everybody who is in prison is a criminal. There are some people that some people lied against. There are some people who are in prison because somebody who is strong, who knows somebody who knows somebody decided to punish them for something they didn’t do at all. There are some people who are in an asylum today who have not done anything wrong but somebody decided to try a charm on them. There are some people are in the hospital today not because they are sick but because somebody who a truck driver just decided to crash their vehicle…. Thank God for freedom, thank God that You are here today that you can go where you want to go, any time you want to go – it is by the grace of God! You are free, thank God for freedom!
Open your mouth and praise Him! Praise the Almighty God! Thank Him that you are not in a hospital right now, you are not in an asylum right now, you are not in prison right now, you are not in detention right now -–thank the Almighty God for freedom! Thank Him that you are free – free to go where you want, when you want to go.. to eat what you want to eat when you want to eat! To sleep when you want to sleep to wake when you want to wake! Thank the Almighty God! Thank Him for freedom!
Father Thank You! Thank You that I am free, Thank You that I am free.... free to preach, free to sing, free to dance, free to worship you, free to do your will...... Father I just want to bless Your Name. Thank You for freedom! Thank You for freedom! Thank You for freedom! Thank You for freedom from detention, freedom from insanity, freedom Lord God Almighty from being in a hospital, freedom to come to Your presence without anything to stop me.. Thank You for freedom! Bless Your Holy Name for freedom! I give You all glory I give You all honour, I give You all adoration for freedom. Thank You for freedom! May Your Name forever be glorified. Thank You for making me free! Glory be to God! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Father! Thank You Jesus! In Jesus’ mighty Name we worship. (Amen!)
Thank You Father! Baba, baba, baba, baba, baba ese o baba ….. Thank You Father! Thank You Jesus! Do something new in my life, something new in my life ….. I want you to open your mouth and call on the Almighty God – this year Lord do something new in my life – open your mouth and pray. Do something new in my life … beginning from today – do something new in my life; something new, something wonderful, something glorious, something miraculous, something wonderful, something fantastic. O Lord do something wonderful, something beautiful – do something new, something new, something new, something new, something new in my life, do something new in my life, do something new Lord, something new, something wonderful, something glorious, something beautiful, something marvellous, Yes Lord, something fantastic, something stupendous, something marvellous, something great! Do something new in my life O Lord! Do something new, do something new, do something new, do something new Lord, do something new in my life, something great, something glorious, something brand new – the world will see and they will praise You! … Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! Do something new in my life and I will praise You for it. Thank You Jesus! Do something new and I will praise You for it. Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)
Eyin lope ye …. worthy, worthy is the Lamb, worthy, worthy is the Lamb…. Father we bless Your Name, You are worthy to be praised, You are worthy to be adored, You are worthy to be magnified, there’s no one like You. Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Father Glory be to Your Holy Name! Accept our worship in Jesus’ Name!. Father do something new in our lives, something wonderful (Amen!), something glorious (Amen!), something beautiful (Amen!), something miraculous (Amen!), something fantastic (Amen!) do something new in our lives O Lord and let the thing begin today Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!) Amen! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) The one who is going to get the biggest miracle this year shout ‘Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Amen! Good shake hands with one or two people and say ‘Happy New Year’ God Bless You!’ ‘Happy New Year’ God Bless You!’ God bless you! You may be seated!
Acts 3 we are reading from verse 1 to 11. I will read in English, the Yorubas will just follow along with us. Acts 3:1-11:
1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
2 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;
3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.
5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.
6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:
10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.
11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.
Tonight we want to talk to you about what happens when the wind is blowing. The wind of change has started to blow. Those of us who were here for the Watch Night Service, we heard one or two testimonies about what God did during the Congress and the wind had started blowing then – it is going to continue throughout this year!
The wind started to blow really on the Day of Pentecost. The Bible said there was a sound as of a rushing mighty wind. You see whenever the wind is blowing there is always noise and I know that in the house of somebody this year there’ll be shouts of joy. (Amen!) And one of these days we’ll have an opportunity to share why we shout so much. But those of you who are members of the School of Disciples, you know that shouting is a weapon of war. It was shouting that brought down the wall of Jericho and from that time till now, anytime Satan hears some people shouting for joy, he hesitated in his attack, he begins to wonder, what is it that they know that I don’t know? I better wait and find out before I attack. And during that short period when he hesitated the child of God would have escaped – let me hear somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
I’m sure some of you will say, we have studied Acts 3:1-11 for more than one year. We spent the whole of 1999 studying that particular chapter and almost the whole of the year 2000 we spent it on the same topic. However we haven’t even scratched the surface if we were really going to study that passage. There is so much there to learn.
When the wind is blowing – all those who ask for help always receive help. And I know Adeboye will receive help this year. All those who expect something always get something when the wind is blowing. Expectations are not disappointed when the wind is blowing and I know the expectations of some people will be met this year in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Just like the one who preached said earlier on, those who concentrate on God always get their hearts desire because the lame man here focussed on Peter and John and he got his miracle. The joy of it is that during the time when the wind is blowing, people always get more than they ask for. This man thought he was going to get money. Instead he got a miracle. He thought he was going to get a fish, he became a fisherman. When the wind is blowing several things are happening but tonight in this first section of the study I want to look at what happened to the lame man, what happened to the spectators and what happened to Peter.
First, at least everybody knows that the lame man was healed. Whenever the wind is blowing, healings occur that is why God had already promised that this year healings will be much, much more than before. In Mark 16:20, the Bible tells us that when the disciples were going according to what God asked them to do, God went with them and He kept on walking with them – God is going to walk with His Pastors this year and there will be healings galore. How many of you will receive your own? Healing for your body, healing for your finance, healing for your family, healing for your business, healing for your ministry, healings all round! If you will get your own say ‘Amen’ loud and clear. (Amen!)
But it is not just healing that that man got, he got a miracle. Whenever the wind is blowing miracles always occur. As you will discover in Acts 5:12 the Bible says that many miracles were wrought by the hand of the Apostles Because the wind started blowing miracles become easy. And then the third thing that happened to this man was that his yokes were destroyed. The yokes that bound him that made him to be somebody who will always be on one spot were destroyed in one day. Whenever the wind is blowing, yokes will be destroyed and all the yokes in your life will be destroyed this year. (Amen!) Isaiah 10:27 says that anointing destroys the yoke. Whenever the wind is blowing anointing is flowing and therefore yokes will be destroyed and I want you to prophesy to yourself – every yoke in my life shall be destroyed this year.
And number four that happened to this man was that the curse upon his life was broken. Not only broken but reversed! This man was a burden to himself, he was a burden to his relatives who were carrying him every day, he was a burden to worshippers who are going to church to worship. If they gave him money, it was money they could have spent to do something else. If they didn’t give him money their conscience will not allow them to rest. He as a burden to them but because the wind started to blow the curse on his life was destroyed and he who was a burden became a source of joy. This year I am not going to be a burden to anyone. I am going to be a source of joy. You better say it loud and clear.
And when the wind blew on this man, the fifth thing that happened was that he was moving forward. He began to walk and everybody knows that when you are walking you’ll be making progress. Whenever the wind is blowing there will always be forward movement or what we call progress. When you read Genesis 26. If you read it from 12 to 14 it talks about a man called Isaac and you will see what happened to him. You will see that this man started from a famine and moved forward from there. He received a hundred fold in the first year. God blessed him. He waxed great. He went forward. He grew until he became very great. Whatever is written about Isaac here shall be your lot this year in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
I need to explain to you something quickly. I want you to know that this year God is going to heal like never before. Even if I don‘t stop to tell you what He’s doing. I assure you by the time we finish you will see what He has done. (Amen!)
Whenever I find one that is extraordinary I may mention it. For example there is someone who had been sweating unusual sweating. If he is in an air-conditioned room he will still be sweating but The Lord asked me to tell you that’s over now. (Amen!)
There is another one for example, the cold you feel is inside the bone. Your own cold is not just in the body it is right deep inside the bone. It’s gone now it will never return.
Now this man was not only moving forward, he was not barely walking he was also leaping. To leap means to jump up. To jump up means to go upward. In other words there was promotion for him. Whenever the wind is blowing there is not only forward movement. There is also upward movement. somebody is going to be promoted this year. (Amen!) Because the Bible says in Psalm 75:6 It said promotion does not come from the east or from the west, or the south. It says God is the judge, He lifts up one and drops another. This year I am not going to be dropped. I am going to be lifted up. Let me hear how high you are going to be lifted by the way you shout Alleluia!
Thank you very much. In John 12:32 Jesus Christ said, if I be lifted up I will draw all men unto me. ‘Alleluia!’ means "Praise the Lord!" and when you are praising the Lord you are lifting Him up and as you are lifting Him up He said I would draw all men unto me. I pity those who can’t shout this year because they will see those of us who are shouters – they will see us on the top. Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Amen. I know people have accused me of asking people to shout too much. I will rather shout. I will keep shouting. I will keep on shouting until I reach the top. I will keep on shouting until I reach the very, very top. Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! May God promote you in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
The next thing that happened to this lame man because the wind was blowing was that there was joy. You don’t have to be a prophet to know that that man was full of joy that day. The man who had been begging since he was born, tied on one spot like a goat. If the rain fell it fell on his head. He couldn’t move and all of a sudden he discovered he was free. Oh you could be sure he had joy like a river and this year the joy of somebody’s going to overflow because suddenly somebody’s going to wake up and realize that Jesus Christ said in John 16:24 It said: ask till your joy be full. This year I am going to pray. I am going to ask till my joy is full because this year as the wind will blow, prayers will be answered. Your prayers will be answered (Amen!) My prayers will be answered. Our prayers will be answered and our joy will be full.
The next thing that that happened to this man, which normally happens whenever the wind is blowing was that this man began to praise God. The Bible said he was walking, leaping and praising God. Is it not interesting that the Bible did not say he was walking and leaping and praising Peter? That would have been okay. He should have been praising Peter because he lifted him up. It should have been Peter now saying – no, no, no, don’t praise me, praise God. But somehow, deep down in the heart of this man he knew it wasn’t Peter that healed. He knew that there’s something called the wind of God, the Holy Spirit himself. This year you are going to praise God because your healing is not going to come from man but form God and when God decides to promote nobody can put you down. When God decides to open a way for you nobody can shut the door! Believe me honestly anybody that stands in you way this year you are going to use the fellow as a stepping stone! (Amen!) That’s why this man started praising God. Somebody’s going to praise God this year – his name is Adeboye!
In Psalm 75:1 David said: Unto thee O God do we give thanks for that thy name is near they wondrous works declare. This year somebody’s going to wake up in the morning and have something to shout about. (Amen!) This morning somebody will go to the office and by midday he will already be dancing and praising God..(Amen!) And this year when somebody’s about to sleep he will first of all come out and dance a little bit before going to bed. Who is that fellow by the way? Let me hear You shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Glory be to God!
You know my Daddy says that there’ll be many twins this year. (Amen!) How I wish I were younger I would have asked for two of them Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
And you know the next thing that happened to this man which is obvious.. people were asking him – are you the man? Are you the one who was the beggar? I was a beggar but now I’m free! This year there’ll be freedom –(Amen!) Freedom from sickness, freedom from disease, freedom from curses, freedom from yokes. freedom from poverty, freedom all the way round and therefore testimonies – that man had a testimony.
You know the reason why some people don’t have testimony since they don’t want one. They don’t come to the Holy Ghost Service expecting to give a testimony. They just come because they must come and this, this is not, I’m not trying to look down on anyone but this is common among those of us who are ministers. If I don’t come the GO will say where were you. I come to the Holy Ghost Service because I want to have a testimony. I come to be blessed! You may not believe it but that is why I come. I come to be blessed by the music. I come to blessed by the first preacher. And I want to be blessed even as I am preaching because I know that as I am preaching God will be speaking to me. I want to be blessed because when I ask you to pray I am praying also. And every prayer you pray I pray and I know God will answer my prayer – will he answer your own? Oh so there were testimonies and I will be one of those who will give testimonies this year.
Psalm 89:1 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever. With my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. I can go on and on and tell you all the things that happened to the lame man. When the wind is blowing, whatever happened to the lame man can happen to you.
But then let us look at what happened to the crowd. Let’s start with the relatives of the man. Because the wind blew the burden that they have been carrying, everyday for forty years was lifted. This year, every burden that is not your own shall be lifted in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Jesus said in Matthew 11:28 he said Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy-laden and I will give you rest. somebody is going to find rest this year. (Amen!)
What about the on-lookers. The Bible said they were filled with wonder and amazement. Whenever the wind blows there’s always wonders, amazementbecause according to Isaiah 9:6, they said his name shall be called wonderful. This year, everyday in the house of somebody there’ll be something wonderful happening. I’ve been given the testimony of a sister, almost everywhere I went in December, we went to Lokoja on go-a-fishing and because we were going to spend the night there we attended the last crusade of the evening. It was a big crowd on a fairly big field and people were singing and dancing. And you know some people were dancing by just small movement and some people were not even dancing at all. Some people clapped as if there hands were hurting them but there was a woman there she had one big shekere – you have to notice the shekere, even if you don’t notice anything else! She was carrying a baby on her back and she was dancing all over the place – beating her shekere all over the place! All round, everybody was watching her and finally I asked the Pastor: Ah, this woman, her case is different!" "Oh yes Daddy, she was barren for 18 years. came to the Convention and God gave her a baby – the baby at her back – that’s why she’s dancing, that’s why her dancing was different from that of others. somebody’s dancing is going to beat that of everybody this year! (Amen!) Who is that fellow? Let me hear You shout 'Alleluia!' (Alleluia!)
And then another thing that happened among the crowd was that there was revival in the church.
Thank You Father! The Lord said double promotion is coming for somebody this year.. (Amen!) Glory be to God!
You know in the church before the wind blew this man inside they were singing as if they wanted to sing a little child to sleep – Holy, holy, holy… And then this man came in –threw open the door – walking, leaping, praising God and he stopped the preacher, it disturbed everybody and nobody could say why must you do this? Because he was praising God. This year, at least in the Redeemed Christian Church of God there’ll be a revival of praise. (Amen!) I say there’ll be a revival of praise! (Amen!) Anybody who doesn’t like it when you are praising God, will leave the church for us Why should you be angry because I’m praising my God? Why should you be angry because I’m dancing for Jesus. I’m going to dance this year! I’m going to shout this year! I’m going to clap this year! I’m going to praise God this year! I’m going to ride on the devil this year! If you are one of us shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
I’m sorry if I disturb those of you who are ladies and gentlemen. This year I have no time for ladies and gentlemen, I have only time for those who are radicals for Jesus Christ! Those who are going to shout! Those who are going to sing! Those who are going to dance! Those who are going to be healed! Those who are going to be well! Those who are going to be free! Those who are going to be used by God! Let me hear You shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Good!
We have been too gentle for too long. So gentle that the devil has got many of us caged in. We are breaking loose this year! The Wind of Change is going to blow away every wall of Jericho! (Amen!) The Wind of Change is going to blow wide open the Red Sea before us.
You will remember the story of a friend of mine who was formerly the High Court Judge of Mid-West State before they broke it into Edo and Delta. And he got born-again. In the church God filled his heart. He saw how close he was to hell. He was always going to church before – perfect gentleman – I mean Chief Judge you have to be … decent! Then he got born-again. He said, "Me you mean I am on my way to Heaven? And I would have died and gone to hell but for salvation of Jesus?" So one day the Christians of Benin were going on parade through the streets and he was leading, he was dancing, you know, swinging his garments and he was praising God and somebody saw him – Chief Judge – so he went and reported him to the Governor. The following day Monday, the Governor sent for him. He came and said, "Your Excellency I’m here sir." The Governor said, " I heard that yesterday, you, the Chief Judge of our state, you were dancing in the street. He said, "Your Excellency, is that why you called me?" That one said yes. "Ah, I was dancing for the one who made me the Chief Judge! I was dancing for the one who saved my soul. I was dancing for the one who kept me alive!" He said, "You haven’t seen anything yet. May I dance a little for you here?" Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
Now let me look at Peter. I know we’ve spent a lot of time looking at Peter in this story. Then let me just remind you of some things. You know until the wind blew Peter did not know that there are certain things inside of him. He didn’t know that the Almighty God had given him the power to heal. It was after the wind blew that he laid his hand on that lame man that he discovered that there was power inside him. There are many of you here that the Almighty God would use mightily this year. (Amen!) There are some of you here, everybody you touch this year would be healed. (Amen!) I know you don’t believe but say ‘Amen’ all the same.
Peter knew that Jesus said, "if you ask anything in my name I will do it." He knew John 14:14. He knew Acts 1:8 He knew that Jesus Christ said you shall receive power after the Holy Ghost is come on you. But it was only after the wind blew that he discovered that the power had really come. Tell the fellow next to you: "Because the wind is blowing. I am no longer ordinary" You better say it as if you mean it. I’m going to ask you to so something you haven’t done before. Shake hand with your neighbour and tell the fellow you are shaking the hand of power." Say it as if you mean it because that is the truth! If you believe that shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
When the wind blew the anointing in Peter began to blow. The anointing of God in your life will begin to flow this year. (Amen!) When the wind blew Peter began to have fulfillment at last. You know many of us we wake up we go to work. They pay our salary at the end of the month whether enough or not enough at least we are managing. We just keep on going, keep on going, no fulfillment, no joy – nothing. I mean look at the faces of many workers and you know that they are working just to survive but when the wind begins to blow fulfillment comes, joy comes, satisfaction comes, whatever you do you do it with excitement.
I remember when I was at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Well students are students, some are poorer than others. Those who are very, very poor they give them what they called some work to do so they can give them money to pay for their school fees. One of the work that they normally give them is that they will collect the plates of their colleagues and go and wash. And you see many people in that category you can see sorrow on their faces. But there was one he was different, he will smile at you before he takes your plate! And even the way he will do it - he makes yanga with it! And you look at him and you say, ‘Hi man! Give me the plate man!" I mean he was so different I had to ask him, Oga you are washing the plates of your colleagues and you are so happy! He told me – there are many, many people who will never get to the University. I am washing plates today but tomorrow when I become a graduate somebody will wash my plates. Give me that plate man! I know my tomorrow will be alright." How many of you are sure that your tomorrow will be alright? In advance? In advance? Let me hear You shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
The Almighty God said I know the thoughts that I think towards you – thoughts of good not of evil that we might have an expected end. The Almighty God said before I formed you in the belly, I knew you. While you were still in the womb I have already ordained you. I want you to know one thing my brothers and my sister, but for the fact that God has a great purpose for your life, you would already be dead. You know how many people entered this year and are already dead? But God has a purpose for you – whether the devil likes it or not – the wind is already blowing. (Amen!) Whether the devil likes it or not, every obstacle is going to crumble. (Amen!) Whether the devil likes it or not, progress has started. (Amen!) Promotion is coming. (Amen!) Testimonies are coming. (Amen!) Joy is here. (Amen!) Praises will come! (Amen!) revival has started. (Amen!) Let me hear You shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
That’s why I know that the only one who can go through this year and still end it with sorrow is the only one who Jesus says come unto me and he says I’m not coming! He’s the only one who Jesus says surrender you life and he says, I’m not surrendering. He’s the only one who Jesus says come into light and he says I want to stay in darkness. So I’m going to stop briefly and give an opportunity to those of you who are yet to be born again to surrender your life to Jesus.
If you are here and you are not yet born again and you know God is calling you – surrender, surrender to Me, let Me take over from now, let Me change everything for you. If you want to say ‘Yes Lord, I surrender!’ come forward quickly tonight. He will save your souls tonight. He will save your soul tonight…. I can see some of them running. I know this is a great year. Those of you who are already born again, this is the time to rejoice! You should be excited that people are coming to Christ! You should be clapping that people are coming to surrender their lives to Jesus. You shouldn’t be just watching – you should be excited!
If you are coming to give your life to Jesus hurry up! hurry up! hurry up! Come and give your life to Him! He will receive you as you are. He will save Your soul. He will wash you in His Blood. He will forgive all your sins and everything will become brand new. Let the wind of change blow every sin away. Keep coming. keep coming. hurry up! hurry up those of you who are coming. I know some of you are coming from a long distance but keep coming, keep coming, keep coming. This year if you want to clap for Jesus, clap for Him and of you don’t want to clap put your hands in your pocket. hurry up! those of you who want to give your life to Jesus. He’s calling you now! He will save your soul. He will be merciful unto you. He will forgive your sins. Keep coming. Keep coming. Keep coming. This is your year of joy, this is your year of salvation, this is the year that God is going to answer your prayers so Keep coming. Keep coming. Keep coming. Those of you who are still on the way. Hurry up! Hurry up! He’s waiting for you. He’s waiting. He’s waiting. He’s waiting. This is your day of salvation. This is your year.. and as you come begin to call on Jesus, ask Him to save your soul, ask Him to be merciful to you. Call on Him now! Call on Him now! Keep coming. Keep coming. Keep coming….those of you who are still coming! call on Him and say Lord save my souls today. Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me! Forgive all my sins. Wash me in Your Blood Lord! Wash me in Your Blood and make me clean! Make me absolutely clean! Wash me in Your Blood Lord! Forgive all my sins – all the sin that had been standing between me and my miracles – forgive today! Keep coming. Keep coming. Keep coming. Those of you who are still on the way. Call on Him – ask Him to save your soul. He will, He will, He will! Ask Him to be merciful unto you. Call on Him! Say Father, be merciful unto me today! Wash me in Your Blood! Wash me and make me clean. Save my soul. Write my names in the Book of Life. Keep coming. Keep coming. He’s still waiting for you. This is your day of Salvation. Call on Him for salvation now. Lord Have mercy on me, have mercy on me! Forgive all my sins. I’ve come to surrender my life to You. From now on I am Yours. Anything You want me to do – that is what I will do forgive me – save my soul, save my soul.
The rest of us let’s pray for these people. Let’s stretch our hands towards them. Pray that the Almighty God will save their souls, that God will forgive all their sins. Let’s pray for them brethren – let’s ask the Almighty God to make them brand new creatures, that they become brand new creatures in Him. Pray for them brethren! Pray for everyone of them that God will save their souls. And those of you who are still coming. Please keep coming, don’t stop! Hurry up. This is your day, this is your day of salvation, this is your day of salvation . Call on the Almighty God and ask Him to save your soul. ask Him to save your soul. Ohh! thank You Father!
Brethren, let’s intercede for them for another one minute – that the Almighty God may save their souls, that every one of them will be completely saved today – everyone of them! Keep coming. keep coming. This is your day of salvation – don’t miss this opportunity, don’t miss this opportunity – this is your great day, this is your day, this is your day. Those of you who are coming Keep on coming. Make sure you get here before I finish praying. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)
Father we bless Your Name….. for the power in Your Word. Thank You for bringing these people to Yourself. Thank You for calling them. Thank You that they have responded. Please accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) They have come now Father please receive them (Amen!) forgive them (Amen!) cleanse them in Your Blood (Amen!) Write their name sin the Book of Life (Amen!). Beginning from today – anytime they pray, answer them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Don’t let them backslide and let their joy begin now In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!) Amen .Now those of you in front let me hear you shout Alleluia!.
Now there might be some of us who have very important testimonies to give. Please go to the back of the altar the Pastors will be there waiting to attend to you. While we wait for our brothers and our sisters who have just joined the Kingdom of God. The elders have a saying – it is only those who know how to think, who will know how to say thank you. I don’t know about you but God has been good to me and I want you to just sit down and think of all that God has done for you in the past one year. I remember some years ago. I was in my first office in this camp ground and I was trying to prepare a thanksgiving sermon for the New Year and it just occurred to me, what is there to thank God for?
There were so many things I asked God to do that year I didn’t see results. So as usual I turn to Him and I said, "Well God I don’t know what to thank You for. Can you tell me? He said, "Take your pen and your paper let me tell you some." He said, How many people sleep and don’t wake up? I don’t know how many but I know there are some? So you agree that when you sleep and you wake you it’s a miracle.. That’s one, that’s one! He said, "In that case how many times did you get that miracle in the past one year?" 365 He said if you are saying thank you for each one then how many thank you do you have to say.
Then He asked me. How many people travel and never get to where they are going? Not because they did anything wrong – they are driving on their own side of the road and somebody who is drunk on the other side jumps the road and comes to collide with them. How many times did you travel in the past one year and you arrived? I calculated the number – it was serious.. and I began to pick it one by one. He reminded me of the story of a man who sat down to eat pounded yam, took the first morsel, somehow it went the wrong way and he was coughing and coughing – before they took him to the hospital he was dead. So He asked me how many times have you eaten in the past one year and I guided every morsel direct to the stomach. I want you to sit down brethren for a few minutes, just think of all that God has done in the past one year – each time you slept and he woke you up, each time you were hungry and he provided the food, every time you ate and the food didn’t become poison, every time you drank water and the water did not choke you and you can breath all the way down – just think, just think for five minutes and then we will praise Him after that – just five minutes! Think!
He has been so good. Brethren, I want us to stand on our feet now and I want you to thank Him, I want you to thank Him, even for one thing – do you know how many enemies you have? Do you know that the greatest of them are living in the same house as you? Thank the Almighty God that He has not handed you over to the enemy. Open your mouth now and thank Him. Say, Father, I thank You that You have not handed me over to my enemies. Praise His Holy Name! Praise Him! Praise Him! Magnify His Holy Name! Say Father, I just want to bless Your Holy Name that You have not handed me over to my enemies. Bless His Holy Name. Thank Him, Thank Him for that! Maybe there are other things that He has done for You that You want to thank Him for. Just go ahead and glorify His Holy Name – He’s worthy to be praised, He’s worthy to be adored! Thank Him! For every day that He woke you up. When you were sleeping, He was awake. He never sleeps, He never slumbers – He’s your night guard, the real night guard. He’s the One who kept you alive until today. He’s the One who had been feeding you. He’s the One who had been clothing you . He’s the One who didn’t let you go crazy. Open your mouth and praise Him – only the Living can praise the Lord as we are doing today open your mouth and praise Him. Thank Him that He has not handed you over to your enemies. He’s worthy to be praises, worthy to be praised. Open your mouth and thank Him!
I told my children in December, I said miracles always happen suddenly. Between Alleluia!- alleluia! a miracle can happen. Father, You are wonderful, You are kind, You are great there is no one like You! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Father, You are the One who said we should ask till our joy be full. This year we shall ask and our joy shall be full. So let it be Lord In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!) Praise the Lord! God bless you! You may be seated!
Before we go into a session of prayer I want to share a little more with you on that passage we have just read – Acts 3:1-11 And to take us a little deeper because this year we will do things slightly differently from what we used to do in the past year. I know that there are categories of people who come to the Holy Ghost Service. There are those who are coming for the first time and I want to rejoice with them because you can come for the first time and receive your miracle. I know a woman for example who had four different killer diseases. She had hypertension, she was diabetic, she had typhoid fever and she had heart problem and she came to Holy Ghost Service for the first time and as she was coming in she heard from the altar: there is someone here with the following problems and God says I am healing you. And she said only God could have seen me where I was because I was coming for the first time!" And that was the end of her problems. And any of you here for the first time, I decree in the Name of Jesus, tonight will be the end of all your problems!
Then there are those who have been coming, They come because they enjoy the program but some of them feel that they don’t hear too much anymore. … but this year we want to do something new. You will come, you’ll be blessed – I didn’t hear your Amen (Amen!) You will be healed. (Amen!) You will receive miracles. You will see signs and wonders. (Amen!) But you will also develop spiritually because you will learn more because the ultimate plan of God for us according to Isaiah 37:31 … is that we should grow downwards in our roots and that our fruits should grow upwards. So as we study the Word of God this year we shall be putting in a bit of Digging Deep. For example those who came for the December Holy Ghost Service know that what we did was real Digging Deep because not too many people came so we just turned it into a Bible Study and many of them have spoken to me since then: "Daddy, how we wish every Holy Ghost Service will be just like that!" So I said, we will balance it – there will be the one that is for everybody and then there will be the one that will be for those of us who want to grow deeper. Now those of you who want to grow deeper – let your Alleluia! shake the ground! (Alleluia!)
From the story we had already looked at we found that there are 3 categories of people in the world – there are those who watch things happen. They are always watching things happen – they are the people who keep the stadium full whenever there is going to be a football match. They are the ones who pay for the people who are playing football – they watch things happen. and then there are those people to whom things happen. These are the people who give testimonies, they are the ones who receive miracles, they are the people who receive healings.. They are the ones who will come and say ‘Praise God! I was this, now I am this!’ and then category number 3. There are those who cause things to happen. People who will make sure that miracles will happen. People who will see to it that there will be healings. People who will see to it that there will be deliverance. People who will pray and fast so that there will be a tremendous success. Tonight now, I want you to make up your mind, for the rest of your life – which category are you going to belong.
So let me talk quickly about spectators. They are always the majority. Always much, much, more than everybody else put together. If you look at 2 Kings 2. If you look at verses 3,5 and 7 again and again you hear the Bible talk about the sons of the prophet – they are many. Always there, watching Elijah and Elisha. They talk when something is about to happen. When they come to a program like this you will see everybody sitting down having a wonderful time and they are strolling around, talking. At the time miracle are about to happen, they will go and drink a bottle of coke. It is at the time that the Holy Spirit wants to move that they will remember they forgot something in their car. I will never be a spectator. I refuse to be a spectator. My head refuses to be a spectator! The spectators are always unserious ones. When everybody is shouting and sweating as they are praying they look at them and say, ‘What’s happening to them?’ When some people are praying, at times they get so worked up you see them boxing they wonder what’s happening! They are spectators. They always end up inferior in any situation. I am not going to spend much time on that because there’s none of us who would be a spectator from today onwards.
The second group are the testifiers. They are always determined to have a testimony. And I am particularly happy that the man who is interpreting with me today is noted among the Pastors as ‘Pastor Testimony’ because every month before we say ‘ah..’ He will say, "Sir, I have a testimony…’ And Adeboye is one of those people.. How many of you will become testifiers from tonight? Let me hear You shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
You know again and again when we say "those who have testimonies – come forward!" Or when we say, "It is time for testimonies.." Some people will say, ‘O God – they should let us go now.’ Those are the spectators. And you will see some people – dancing forward – "Ah-ah! My time has come. I am now going to testify." Somebody will be a testifier tonight. If you are the one let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
How do we know those who are testifiers, those to whom things happen? Because they are determined to have a testimony. They just make up their mind that they are going to have a testimony. Dc you know that some people from the day the Holy Ghost started – every first Friday of the month – they fast before they come? Because they don’t want to just come for coming sake. They want to come for something that will lead to a testimony and they are always alert, seeking for an opportunity to claim something that is coming from God.
When you read 2 Kings 2:9-10 When Elijah said to Elisha Ask what I shall give you before I be taken away from you. Before he finished speaking Elisha was already speaking because he was alert. Those who would become testifiers don’t doze during Holy Ghost Service because they don’t know when God is going to mention their case; because they don’t know when a word will come which will meet their need; because they don’t know which alleluia is the one that is going to pull down their wall of Jericho! So they are always on their toes, always alert, ready to seize opportunity and whenever the opportunity comes they grab it and they grab it vocally.
Elijah said to Elisha, Oh you have asked for a hard thing but if you see me when I am being taken away from you you will get what you want. Elisha smiled. See you? You can be sure I will see you. And when God came to take Elijah away, as soon as he was being taken away, what did Elijah do? He shouted! "Papa I see you, I see you! Oh the horses of Israel, the chariots of Israel and the horsemen thereof!" He shouted. Do you know that when we come to Holy Ghost Service unless we are shouting some people never open their mouth whereas there are some people before the Pastor prays a prayer they have already said ‘Amen!" When they hear … ‘Oh Thank You Daddy!’.. anything that is coming, they haven’t heard yet, they have already assumed ‘that must be me!’ And I know it is going to be well with somebody here tonight (Amen!)
You know I have an interpreter - my children were talking about him the other day. They said, "Oh we love Pastor so-and-so!" I say, "Why do you love him?" And they said, "Whenever he is interpreting for you, any time you say something good, before he interprets it he will first of all take it for himself! He will say ’Amen!’ Then he will now interpret!" I say "I didn’t know you children are watching." How many of you believe that this is going to be your year? ." How many of you believe that from now on you’ll be free from sickness, from pain, from sorrow…? Let me hear You shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
Those who will be testifiers, those to whom things happen, they don’t allow anything to hinder them. When Elisha saw Elijah going, he tore his garments. You know why he tore his garments? Because he knew he was going to get a new one. You know we have a song that we used to sing …. that means God takes the garment of suffering away from me. Elisha may not be smiling. I have seen you and you told me if I see you I will get what I want. This garment of a servant. I won’t have it anymore and very soon a new one came. Today, every garment of suffering., Every garment of sorrow , every garment of slavery, every garment of poverty shall be taken away from you in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
Those who want to testify, those are going to be testifiers they don’t allow somebody who is talking to disturb them. Eh-eh. I don’t come here to chat, I come to receive. After I have received what I want to receive, when we are on the way home, you can talk as much as you want … no, no, no, no, we are not going to be friends … but what I’ve come for that’s what I will get. somebody will get a miracle here today. (Amen!)
And these people not only do they seize opportunity, they walk in faith. As soon as Elisha got the mantle that fell from Elijah he said, I’m going to test it after all I know what my master did. He rolled it, he smote Jordan – let me do the same thing. Where is the Lord God of Elijah? The God of Elijah said I am here. I will honour anybody who will act in faith. Tonight I want you to make up your mind that each time you come to the Holy Ghost Service you come in faith. Don’t wait till they ask you to check your body. The moment you hear the first Alleluia - just believe that that is for you, that your miracle is already within that first Alleluia. Don’t wait till they say of you can’t walk before begin to walk! Start walking, interrupt the service, let your miracle be the one that will cause the Pastor to say no need to preach anymore… and I believe that’s going to happen to somebody here tonight. (Amen!) Because that’s the way God works.
I’ve shared the testimony with you – we went to hold Holy Ghost Service in Holland and if people are cold they are really cold in Holland. Praise God Amen It’s not Amen its Alleluia!). I say let somebody praise the Lord…okay Alleluia!) Ahhh! even the best of preacher can become discouraged. But there was a man, they brought him from another nation. He was dying. There were all kinds of gadgets tied to his body. They carried him in. When he came we were preaching. He expects us to stop preaching and come and pray for him. Of course we kept on. So he told those who brought him: "Take me home. It is time to take my drugs." Wait… after the preaching…. He said. "Let me go! You want me to die here?" So they carried him. And as they were going, when they got to the door, the Almighty God hit him. The power of God came on him. He jumped out of the chair and he began to move towards the altar and everybody began to shout… don’t tell me you are a gentleman that you don’t know how to shout? After all when your team scores a goal, you know how to shout! And Jesus is going to score a goal here tonight/. (Amen!) In the life of somebody.. who is that fellow? Let me hear You shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
Those who will be testifiers will always have testimony. One way or another God will arrange for them to have a testimony. You see the Bible says God gives seed to the sower. Anybody who wants to sow God will provide the seed. Anyone who wants to testify, God will give the testimony. God knows that there are some people, it doesn’t matter what you do for them, they will never testify! So He will only do one and stop. There are some people they always want to give testimony so God will ensure that one way or another before it is testimony time they will get one. And I will be the one that will give the testimony tonight. And you know what? Those who always testify they always end up on top of the spectators. Whether you believe it or not God is always promoting those who give testimonies because each time you give testimonies you are lifting Jesus higher and like I told you earlier on, He said, when I am lifted up I will draw men unto me. If you lift me up I will lift you up too. If you praise me I will give you something to praise me about. You know Elisha He became the boss of the spectators. I’m going to be number one. I say I will be number one, I will be head, I won’t be tail. I’ll be first, I won’t be last! You can’t even say that one to yourself.
And then category number three – that’s the one I like the most – the people who call miracles to happen. People in the category of Peter, People in the category of Elijah – the channel of blessing; the people who will allow the anointing of God through them so that somebody who wants to have a testimony will have a testimony. How do we know them? Well if you read the story in 2 Kings 2 :11 you will find that they are the people who fly with the wind. The Bible said, Elijah went up by the whirlwind to heaven. I told my children after the Congress … in the morning devotion, we continued with the study and I told them there are various things you can do with the wind.
When the wind is blowing you can flow with it and that can give you progress that will take you above your mountains. You can hide from it and say blow past. And if you like you can stand in its way and say, Wind, you are not going to blow past. Every tree that says that the wind of God should not blow past that tree will be uprooted. (Amen!) Every obstacle in your way this year, the wind of God will blow them off this year. (Amen!)
Who are those people who cause miracles to happen? They are the people who fly with the wind. The Bible says that they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount with wings as eagles. Who are these people who cause miracles to happen? They are the prayer warriors. They are the people who know how to hang on to God and say God we will not let you go unless miracles happen. You may not be aware but there are some people for more than four years now, every first Thursday they will come hear from 9pm to 3 am crying to God, praying, crying "Father tomorrow is Holy Ghost Service, You must perform miracles, You must perform wonders, You must do something great!" Every first Thursday, they come. Before you know what’s happening they had already set the place on fire and of course you can bet I am always around.
But these people not only cause miracles to happen to those of us who would come on Friday, you can be sure God is just. Before we come He had already blessed them and so tonight I want you to choose –which category are you going to belong? Are you going to be a spectator? Are you going to be the one that something will happen to and give a testimony. Ate you going to be one of those people who from now on will cause something to happen. You know some people brought you and some of us have never brought anyone to the Holy Ghost Service since we’ve been coming. Those who bring others they are among those who cause miracles to happen because when you bring them and they receive their miracles and they begin to testify you can put your hand on your chest and say "Glory be to God! the one I brought received a miracle, the barren that I brought has become fruitful, the sick that I brought has been healed, the one that was going to well that I brought is now on the way to heaven Glory be to God!! I am not a spectator. Not only so I have my own testimonies, I am now causing testimonies to happen!"
Tonight we are going to pray. I am not going to beg you to pray but one thing is certain. Miracles are going to happen tonight. Some are already happening, more will happen and the prayer we are going you pray they are going to be violent prayers. If you are the sleeping type, you can go on sleeping. God tested it this year, He said those who have been sleeping before will be able to sleep more soundly because the wind is blowing. When I said, "Daddy please," He said, "No my son, this is not a question of please." He said "you don’t even need to be a prophet to know that if somebody is dozing and then the cool wind blows what will happen? You fall asleep completely!" He said the sleeper will sleep more this year because the wind is blowing. I pray that I will not be one of the sleepers. But He said those who are already on fire they will burn more fervently. He said "that is not even prophecy too, its something you could see." He said "When there is a little fire and it is burning and the wind blows on it, it becomes a big flame. I said God that’s what I will be this year!" How many of you will burn for Jesus Christ this year? Let me hear you say "Amen!" loud and clear.
Now stand on your feet we are going to pray. This prayer you forget everybody because it is you and God. And you are going to open your mouth and shout loud and clear – I’ve told you ladies and gentlemen you can pray your own like you like, the rest of us will pray our own like our own. Father. I say lift your voice to Him and say Father, every burden that Satan has put on my head, remove today O Lord! Come on talk to the Almighty God! Father, Every burden that Satan has put on my head, remove now! Every burden that the enemy has placed on my head – remove now, remove now! …. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)
You’ve tried. Like I told those of you who came for the Watch Night Service. One man said, my parents have ten children and these parents they know the voice of every one of them even in it he dark and that whenever there is any problem, the one that cries the loudest ins the one that gets the first attention out of the ten. God knows your voices. He knows the first one to attend to tonight. I want you to lift your voice to Him and say, "Father! Every load of the enemy .. every load of sickness, every load of poverty, every load of sorrow send back to sender, send back to sender! " Lift up your voice and cry unto the Almighty God Every load of sickness and disease, of poverty, of sorrow, every load of the enemy in my life, in my home – Father! Send back to sender! Send back to sender tonight! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)
Now you are going to call on Him and say "Father – I didn’t hear you.. Every mountain trying to block my way this year, whether it is a human being or demons – uproot them O Lord! Let’s call on the Almighty God Every mountain –let the Wind of Change uproot them! Every mountain that wants to stand in my way this year whether a human being or a demon – uproot O Lord. Let the Wind of Change uproot! Let the Wind of Change uproot! That Your Name might be glorified Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)
You call on Him and say "Father, every curse in my family, change it to a blessing!" Let’s cry unto Almighty God. Every curse in my family, no matter how long it’s been there, change to a blessing Father! Change every curse into a blessing! Every curse Lord! Change to a blessing! Change to a blessing! Tonight, let every curse become a blessing, every curse that had been in my family all these years, change to a blessing Lord, change to a blessing! …. Blessed be Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)
The lame man before the temple saw what is good, what is beautiful but something is tying him down so he can’t reach where he should be. You are going to call on the Almighty God, "Father anything that is tying me down, let the wind blow it away! Let’s call on the Almighty God! Anything tying me down, let your wind blow it away! Anything that is not allowing me to reach my goal, Father anything that is not allowing me to reach my goal, anything that is not allowing me to achieve my potential in life, in ministry, in anointing, in power, in revelation knowledge – anything holding me back – let Your wind blow away! let Your wind blow away! let Your wind blow away! let Your wind blow away! let Your wind blow away! Thank You Father! … let Your wind blow away! Thank You Father! Glory be to God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)
When the wind is blowing, anyone that flows with it will be propelled forward. Call on the Almighty God and say "Father, let Your wind give me rapid progress! " Call on the Almighty God! "Father! Let Your wind propel me forward and give me rapid progress! Rapid, rapid, rapid, rapid progress this year! Rapid acceleration Lord! The kind of progress I’ve not seen before! Let Your wind give me rapid progress, rapid progress… move forward fast! Let the wind blow me forward fast, rapidly.. let the acceleration be rapid this year. Thank You Jesus! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)
Those who fly with the wind they go higher, higher. I want you to cry to the Lord! Come on cry to Him! Father, this year, take me from glory to glory, promotion to promotion, success to success! Call on the Almighty God! Take me higher O Lord! Glory to glory! Promotion to promotion , success to success take me higher O Lord! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! … Take me higher Lord! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)
I am sure you don’t want to be a spectator this year. I am sure you want your testimonies to be many this year but I am also sure that you prefer even to be a channel of blessing. Cry to the Almighty God Say, "Father! Make me a channel of blessing!" Go ahead talk to the Almighty God! Make me a channel of blessing this year! Not as spectator but a channel of blessing! Empower me Lord so that I’ll be a blessing to others – a blessing to their physical needs, a blessing to their material needs, a blessing to their spiritual needs Lord! Make me a channel of blessing! Almighty God Make me a channel of blessing! This year like never before Make me a channel of blessing! that Your Name might be glorified Make me a channel of blessing! A mighty channel of blessing! Make me a mighty, mighty channel of blessing! Make me a channel of blessing Lord! This year Make me a channel of blessing! Make me a channel of blessing! Thank You my Father! Make me a mighty, mighty channel of blessing! Everywhere I go this year let me be a mighty channel of blessing! Carry Your miracles, Your signs, Your wonders to all the nations of the world! Everywhere I go near and far, Make me a channel of blessings to the needy, to the sick, to the poor, to the oppressed, to the high and mighty, to the low and lonely, Make me a channel of blessing to everyone Lord. Make me a channel of blessing to the glory of Your Holy Name.
On a daily basis Lord, fill my mouth with laughter. Everywhere I go fill my mouth with laughter. Thank You Jesus! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)
Now surely you have some people who are precious to you – husbands, wives, children, parents, relatives, pray for them now, wish them well – pray for them! Pray for those who are precious to you. Ask God to do something mighty in their lives. Mention their names. Present them to God one by one… Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)
Now pray for yourself! You know what you need. I am sure you want the very best, Don’t limit God! Go all the way this time. Just ask the Almighty God for the impossible! Ask Him! Go ahead! Ask God for the impossible! He’s the Almighty! He’s Jehovah El Shaddai! …. Thank You! Almighty May Your Name be glorified. Let’s begin to bring our prayers to a close . Thank You Jesus! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)
Finally, I want you to join hands now with your neighbours. The Bible says we should love our neighbours like ourselves. It is time now for you to pray for your neighbour. Tell the Almighty God, Just say, "Father, let the joy of this brother, this sister be full! Go ahead talk to the Almighty! Father! King of Kings!! Lord of Lords!! The I AM THAT I AM!! Let the joy of this Your child be full. This year like never before, let his joy be full! Let his joy be full! Let his joy be full! Let his joy be full! My Father and my God! King of Kings!! Lord of Lords!! The I AM THAT I AM!! Ancient of Days! Let the joy of this Your child be full! Let the joy of this Your child be full! Let the joy of this Your child be full! Let his joy be full! Let his joy be full! Let his joy be full! Father, Let his joy be full! Let his joy be full! Let his joy be full! To the glory of Your Name Lord Let his joy be full! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Name Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)
Daddy, I just want to bless Your Name because I know You always answer prayers. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) All these Your children gathered here today and every family they represent this year, don’t let them know sorrow. Every load of Satan – sickness, poverty, sorrow, barrenness, failure in their lives – send back to sender in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Every burden that is not their own that the enemy has put on their heads, let the wind blow away in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) All these Your children my Father, as Your Wind of Change is blowing, let the wind blow them to higher successes in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Promote them, protect them! Bless them! Everything that will make their joy full – give to them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Fill their mouths with laughter! (Amen!) Fill their mouths with testimony! (Amen!) Fill their lives with miracles! (Amen!) Fill their lives with signs and wonders and make them channels of blessings (Amen!) Let it be well with them. (Amen!) Let it be well with them. (Amen!) In the morning let it be well with them. (Amen!) In the afternoon let it be well with them. (Amen!) In the evening let it be well with them. (Amen!) In the night let it be well with them. (Amen!) Father let it be well with them (Amen!) In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)
Go ahead give the Lord a big hand. Come on! Thank You Father! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) The one whose prayer will be answered first – shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) God bless you! You may be seated!
Our Year of Jubilee and some very marvelous things will happen this year. The Almighty God has told me that it doesn’t matter how far we enlarge the auditorium, it will never contain the people. (Amen!) But all the same we will keep on expanding and since this is the dry season we will want to dig the foundations and put the necessary concrete for the extension to the auditorium – going that way. Now those of you who will love to be partakers of this..
If you want ministration, laying on of hands it is now time so ministers please let’s take position….
… I believe that the Wind of Change is blowing and we need to give Him a good thanksgiving offering this morning. You are worthy to be magnified, accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! Accept the offerings of Your children and I pray that they will always have something to thank You about. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
.. There is something we want to do now which will affect only a very, well only some of us. You see something happened when I was praying, preparing for the New Year. It is my tradition whenever I enter the New Year that the first money I spend, I want to spend it for God and I always say Lord I am spending first for you so that the devil will not touch my money in the year. And as I was praying, thinking of what I was going to give at that time God spoke to me and said, because of this offering that you are about to give, your enemies will never catch up with you again. I jumped for joy. How many of you don’t want your enemy ever to catch up with you? Let me hear you say ‘Amen!’ (Amen!)
But then as I went on the Almighty God said, that promise is not only for you but for all those who will come to the Watch Night Service. So I rejoiced. I shared that with those who came and one of the testimonies is what you have just heard now. A sister got home and got a gift of 500,000 naira. But after the Watch Night Service, like Oliver Twist, I asked the Lord, Please Daddy, help me – there are some of my children who didn’t come to the Watch Night Service and I’m the one who told them that they could hold the Watch Night Service in their own churches. Can You extend this mercy to those who will come to the first Holy Ghost Night? And Daddy said to me. I have told you, ask till your joy be full. So I obtained that one for some of you.
It’s not for everybody. Those of you who were at Watch Night Service don’t come again, don’t be selfish. And even those of you who didn’t come. This thing is not compulsory. It is for those people who want their enemies never again to catch up with them. Now the way He said we should do it, we did it during the Watch Night Service, Is that the ushers will not come to collect the money from you because He didn’t want anybody to stand between you and Him directly when He wants to send you that promise. So those of you who didn’t come and who want that particular blessing for himself, herself you will come yourself to any f the buckets here and drop that offering there. And make it an offering that you yourself will say to Almighty God with this offering I am banishing my enemies far away from me. I will implore the band one more time .. I want you to sing that song too – it’s a prophecy I want you to sing it too. It simply saysDeath chase me, chase me and couldn’t catch up with me because I have God as my supporter… So let’s stand on our feet. Sing that song for a minute and receive our final blessing…..
Father, I thank You for Your mercy, for Your kindness for Your generosity, I thank You for loving me in a special way. I thank You for loving my own, my children specially. Thank you for extending Your promise to Your children who have come to day. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! Father, like You promised from now on keep the enemies far away from Your children in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) As far as the East is from the West. So far let the enemies be behind Your children in Jesus’ Name! From now on whatever these your children will touch, let it prosper. (Amen!) Wherever they turn let ways be opened unto them. (Amen!) Wherever they go, let Your Presence go with them. (Amen!) Let them find favour with God and with men. (Amen!) Before the sun sets today let them have testimonies. (Amen!) By the time we meet again Father, don’t let one night be enough for testimonies. (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!) Now let somebody shout the biggest Alleluia!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye