BORN TO REIGN 4th of April, 2003

The next Alleluia is going to be shouted by those who consider themselves to be children of the most high. (Alleluia!). Anyone one who is younger than the mountain anyone who wants to enter the kingdom of God! Anyone who needs the wisdom of God! Anyone who is not too big to be carried by Jesus - Let me hear you shout `Alleluia’ (Alleluia!)

 

Children have something special going for them. That is why they have no shame; they don’t know what is called shame. When you see them dancing they forget, they don’t even care if anybody’s looking or not. Whatever they are doing they do it like children will do it, so the children of God tonight are going to begin by dancing for Jesus (Amen!). So lets have some music and lets just see the children dancing.Olore, olore….. olore, olore....

 

Throughout this year you will be dancing for joy (Amen!). Beginning from today, anything that will not let you dance will go back to the house of your enemy. (Amen!). From today, anytime you think of your children you will stand up and dance! (Amen!)

 

Let’s go before our Lord and just worship Him because He’s going to do marvellous things tonight. Osuba re o……….. Lets just go ahead and worship the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords! Lets worship the I am that I am, the Ancient of Days! Let’s magnify His Holy Name. He is worthy to be praised! He is worthy to be adored! Let’s magnify His Holy Name! Tell Him you love Him! Tell Him you appreciate Him! Magnify His Holy Name! Take all glory Lord! In Jesus mighty name we have worshipped! (Amen!).

 

The Lord said there is someone here, there are two dragons in your life, one will die today, the other will die next week! (Amen!) Thank You Jesus!

 

The Lord said there is someone here, all those who say your children will not prosper they will come and bow down before your children. (Amen!).

 

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, beginning from now you will only hear good news concerning your children. (Amen!)

 

Father we want to bless Your name. We want to give You all glory and honour! We thank You for what You did in January, What You did in February. We thank You Lord for what You did last month and we want to thank You in advance for what You will do this month. Glory be to Your Holy Name! O Lord, Father, Glory be to Your holy name! Tonight in a very special way visit us! Bless us! Save souls! Heal the sick! Set the captives free! At the end of everything tonight Lord, let Your name alone be glorified ! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout `Alleluia.’ Let’s put our hands together for the Almighty God! Let’s clap like true children of the living God! God bless you! You may be seated!

 

We thank God for the first message - that’s like a true mother’s message: Let the children come. And I am one of the children, coming to Jesus Christ tonight so that He can lay His mighty hands on me! How many of you already feeling the hands of God already? Let me hear you shout `Alleluia’ (Alleluia!)

 

And thank God for the various choirs that had already ministered. I am sure you remember that next month we are just going to praise God all night long and all the best musicians in Nigeria will be present. We will praise God from 7: pm - 2am. We will go home so that we will go and vote. Make sure that this month you vote. Vote according to how God leads you. You are children of God, as many as are led by the Spirit of God they are the children of God. Vote as you are led by God not led by any man and I am sure the Almighty God is going to give us a peaceful election in Jesus name! (Amen). And God’s perfect will for Nigeria shall be done (Amen!). I didn’t hear your Amen on that one! (Amen!).

 

Tonight we have a special Holy Ghost Service indeed. As a matter of fact since the Holy Ghost Services began there had never been a night like tonight. By the time we finish in the morning you will understand what I am taking about. It’s a special Holy Ghost Service for children and the theme is " Born to Reign" I am born to reign! The Bible is very clear about what proceeds out of your mouth, The Bible says death and life are in the power of the tongue. The Bible says whatsoever you say is what you are going to have. I am born to reign! I am not born to be a servant. Tell the fellow sitting next to you, "You are sitting next to royalty!’’

 

Every child that is born into a home where he or she could be raised in the fear of the Lord, is a child that is born to reign. Gen 1:28 - it says, the Almighty God created you to be a world champion, He said you are to rule over the whole world, you are to have dominion over the whole world and I am saying to you in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, until the whole world hears about you, you are not going to die! (Amen!) They are going to hear about you, they are going to hear about your children, they are going to hear about you for good!

 

In Deut. 28: 13 it said the Lord shall make you the head and not the tail. It said you shall be above only and you will never be beneath. Please open your mouth and say, I shall be the head, I will not be the tail! I will be above only, I will never be beneath! it is important that you keep on saying this one so that the devil can hear it, so that he can forget all the evil plan concerning you. What you say is so important because as you say it the heavens will be hearing.

 

I remember when I was very young and I don’t know why that memory came back just now. I was a scholar in the primary school and I have a friend, not a native of my town but came there to live and everyday himself and the uncle they were always quarrelling because he will not go to school. And one day when the uncle was beating him he said, "Stop beating me! Stop beating me! I don’t want to go to school I want to be a truck pusher!" And that’s what he is today. I refuse to be a truck pusher! I will be the head! I will not be the tail! I will be above only! I will never be beneath I am born to reign! I shall reign and so shall it be in Jesus name! (Amen!) The one who is above, is the one who controls and he’s the one who is never controlled. It is the ones who are under who struggle it those who are under who are pressed. The Bible says in Proverbs 22:7, the rich ruleth over the poor and the borrower is servant to lender. I refuse to be a servant. I will not be a borrower!

 

In Matt. 11: 28 when Jesus Christ said, Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. You see something in that statement: Those who are heavy laden are those who labour. There is a difference between working and labouring. Hard work is a good, working hard is a pleasure. Even God is working till now according to Jn. 5:17. Jesus Christ said, My Father worketh hitherto and I work. There is nothing wrong with hard work at all. In fact Heb 11:6says God is a rewarder of those who are diligently seeking Him but to labour is to work hard without a reward - to work hard and there’s nothing to show for it. I decree in the mighty name of Jesus your days of labouring are over! (Amen!)

 

To reign is to work hard and be rewarded hard. To reign means as you are working you are being rewarded. I mean, we all have 24hrs in one day. We all work throughout the day for example, and at the end of the day some go home without enough even to eat. and some people have surplus. From today you will belong to the category of those who have surplus! Proverbs 22:29, it said, seeth thou a man diligent, in his business, He will stand before kings and not before mean men. Hard working people who are rewarded for working hard. They always find themselves among those who are born to reign. How many people are born to reign here? Let me hear you shout `Alleluia’! (Alleluia!) Very soon you will be eating with Presidents.

 

Now to reign means nothing is pressing you down. If you are above, then there is nothing above you. Anyone who is born to reign supernaturally, born to reign according to the decree of Almighty God, sickness and disease will not press you down. Exod. 15:26 made it clear that if you are one of those doing the Will of God, He will not allow sickness and disease to come upon you! In other words sickness and disease will have no dominion over you and I decree right now every sickness, every disease pressing you down shall disappear today in Jesus name (Amen!)Because you are born to reign sickness and disease have no right over you! If you are born to reign, if you are above not beneath there is no reason why you should be groaning under debt - not at all! Deut. 28:12 says concerning those who are born to reign that you shall lend to Nations and you will never borrow. Every one of you here tonight who are still struggling under a load of debt, in the mighty name of Jesus, before May you will have testimony! (Amen!). If you are born to reign, enemies should no longer press you down. As a matter of fact the enemies are to be under your feet. If you are the king and somebody says he does not like you he has to do one of two things - either he will leave the town for you or he will come and bow down to you. Beginning from today, every enemy will either bow down to you or they will get out of your way in Jesus name! (Amen!) Deut. 28:7 it says, the enemy shall come against you one way and shall flee from you seven ways! So shall it be in Jesus name! (Amen!)

 

Isaiah 54:17 He said, no weapon fashioned against you shall prosper and it went on to say every tongue that rises up against you in judgement you shall condemn. The word of a king is a decree. Because you are born to reign, from today you will command every weapon formed against you not to prosper in Jesus name! (Amen!) Because you are born to reign you will sit down and enjoy in the presence of your enemy. That’s what the Psalm 23:5 says, it said thou hast prepared a table before me in the presence of my enemy. It takes a king to sit down and enjoy while the enemies are grumbling. It doesn’t matter - those who want to grumble may grumble. From now in the mighty name of Jesus Christ you shall enjoy in peace! (Amen!) Luke 10:17 it said that even demons are subject to us, through the name of Jesus. The one born to reign even over demons. Before I was born again, for 13yrs I was running away from my village because some people said they were going to use me for breakfast. Now when I want to come, I announce in advance so that those who want to use me for breakfast will have to make up their mind, Because they know who is coming now, it’s either they run to their farm or I will trample over them. How many of you will begin to trample on your enemies from now on? Let me hear you shout "Alleluia’! (Alleluia!).

 

Anyone who is born to reign, the Bible says in Rom. 6:14 It said even sin shall have no dominion over you. If you know who you are, that you are a king, you won’t get yourself involved in all those rubbish that the Bible calls sin. How can I the wife of the King of kings to hear that I am committing adultery with the worms of the earth? Have you over heard the wife of a President committing adultery with a driver? How many wives of Jesus Christ do we have here? Ah let me hear you shout `Alleluia’ (Alleluia!)

 

"Born to reign, born to reign!" That tells you something - that the reason you are going to reign is because you are born that way. It’s matter of connection. It’s matter of who your father is. I know who my own father is. My father is the King of kings. My father is the Lord of lords! My father is the One whose name is the I am that I am! My father is the One who is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. My father is the One who speaks and it’s done. My father is the original majesty. My father is the One that said, Let there be light and there is light. My father is the One who will speak and the storm will hear His voice and fall asleep! My father is the One who will speak to fire and fire will break into two. That’s my father who is your father?

 

This is a very important point indeed when you consider Abraham for example. InGen.12:1-3 when God was blessing Abraham, when He was blessing He also blessed his seed after him. He said through thy seed shall the nations of the earth be blessed. So by the time lsaac was born and Isaac got into a very tight spot inGen.26: 1-5 God appeared to Isaac and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham because you are the son of Abraham and Abraham is my friend, I am going to bless you." By the time Jacob was born, and he was a rascal, and he was doing all kinds of rubbish, Then one day as he was running for his life in Gen.28:10-15 God appeared to him and said, "I am the Lord God of your father Abraham, because of your father Abraham, in spite of all that you had already done, I will still bless you."

 

When you read 1 King 11:9-13 you will find Solomon, how he offended God and made God angry and God said I am going to punish this boy - but God said because of your father David, I will temper justice with mercy. Now I have a father, His name is Jesus. If I have done anything wrong that could cause God to get angry with me, He’s going to think of Jesus tonight. He’s going to think of Jesus concerning you tonight. How many of you have Jesus as a father? Let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

 

It is a matter of who is your father because it takes a child to use his father’s name. It is only those of us who belong to Jesus who can use the name of Jesus. You can’t call yourself Adeboye now if I am not your father but I can call Jesus my father because I am one of His children. I have told someone before if you want to know my full name I will tell you. My name - full name - is "Enoch Adejare Adeboye Jesus." What is your own name? ah, ah, ah, ah! Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

 

Jesus Christ said, or the Word of God says, if my people that are called by my name - only those who are called by my name, They are the one who can call on me and I will answer them. You will remember those seven Sons of Schiva who said to a demon, "Devil we command you, come out!" The devil said, "Jesus I know and Paul the son of Jesus I know him also…." Before this night is over, the devil will see you and he will run because you have Jesus as your father.

 

The reason I am born to reign is because I am born again, because I am now a child of Jesus. In 1 Samuel 17:45-47 David said to Goliath, ‘I come against you, not in my own name but in the name of my father. I come against you in the name of the Lord." and he said, ‘Before this night is over, Goliath you will lose your head!" All of you who are born to reign from now on you will use the head of your enemy as a trophy.(Amen!)

 

I’ve told you the story before, one young man went to a place. He said he went to a crusade and there he got loaded with demons - so heavily loaded with demons that he couldn’t even sit down. All he could do was just lie down. Every child here tonight that is handicapped you shall rise in Jesus name. (Amen!) They carried him to the office at Ebute Metta and they asked me to pray for him and I said, "Well I want to pray for you now and I want you to kneel down.’’ "He said, I can’t kneel down!" I said, "I command you to kneel down." He said, "In whose name?" And I said, "In the name of Jesus!" He said, "That is different.’’ And then he knelt down. I prayed for him. After I prayed for him I commanded him to stand up. He said, "I can’t stand up." I said, "I command you to stand." He said, "In whose name?" I said, "In the name of Jesus!" He said, "That is different." And then he stood up and I said, "I command you now to walk home." He said, "I can’t walk." He said, "In whose name?" I said, "In the name of Jesus!" and he began to walk. Let me hear somebody shout Jesus! (Jesus!)

 

In Mark 16:17-18 Jesus said, "In my name you shall cast out demons. In my name you shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover." You are going to leave here today empowered by the name of your father and every demon will run away from you!

 

In John 14:14 Jesus Christ said, If you ask anything in my name I will do it. I told you that means He gave you a blank check. Once they see the signature and they see the name of Jesus, they will pay. From now on everything you need, the moment you say, "In the name of Jesus!," you will get it in Jesus name! (Amen!)

 

After all Phil 2:9-11, it said, God has given him a name that is above every other name that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, of things on earth, of things underneath the earth - every tongue must confess that Jesus is Lord. Everyone of your enemies, because of what God will begin to do in your life, from now on they will say surely your Jesus is Lord! (Amen!)

 

Born to reign is a matter of who is your father. It’s a matter of the name of your father and then it is a matter of the bloodline You see when you are the son of somebody there is a blood that is flowing in you, that is flowing in your father. What makes a Prince different from a servant? Particularly when they are just born they look like babies, babies - the son of the King, the son of the messenger - babies, babies. Ah! But no,no,no,no... if you take a very close look you will see that the blood of one is different from the blood of the other. There is a blood that even the witches call "white blood." They say there are some people they dare not drink their blood. Do you know that no witch will dare kill an albino? No, no, no, as soon as they see one they will say. "This one belongs to orisa. " I don’t know about that one but I know this one belongs to Jesus. I say I belong to Jesus.

 

It’s a matter of the bloodline. That is why when somebody becomes born again, the first thing that Jesus does is that he washes you in His blood. 1 John 1:7 - it said the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin. Until He has washed You in that blood, you can’t come into the house of God the way you can come into the house of a father.Heb10:19-22 He said we have the boldness to enter into the Holiest by the blood of Jesus. There is a place called the Holiest of Holies. Only those who are already washed in the blood of Jesus can go there. That is the privilege of those of us who are already children of God. There is a room of God that only those who have been covered in the blood of Jesus can go into. They are the people who can go into the very presence of God and get anything that they want. According to Heb 4:16 he said we can go in boldly provided you are covered in the Blood of the Lamb.

 

I used to give you an example. I have a room in my house, it is my prayer room. All that is there is a mat, my Bible and once in a while a dictionary. And I make sure that the place has no air conditioner so that it will not be too comfortable so that when I go there I won’t go there and sleep. So at times it gets very hot there so I remove my shirt and lay down there on my mat and begin to talk to God. Everybody knows when Daddy is there you don’t go and disturb him because he is there talking to God. But when my youngest son was small and didn’t know anything about don’t disturb Daddy or not, I am laying down on my face, discussing important matters with God. I’m praying about convention or I’m praying about peace in Nigeria. I’m praying about Pastors that are to be transferred I’m praying about something serious. My son opens the door, comes inside and taps me there: "Daddy I want biscuit!" What! I’m talking about something serious! "Daddy I want biscuit." Go to your mother, go to your mother! Daddy I want biscuit! If the prayer is to continue you have to give him biscuit!

 

Tonight, whatever God is doing in Heaven He has to stop until He has settled my case because I am going in covered in the blood of the Lamb. I’m coming in as a child. I’m coming in as the child of the king. I am going to say, Daddy, I need my own biscuit." That biscuit may be healing. It can be a future partner. It can be promotion. It can be new anointing. It can be prosperity but whatever you need tonight you will get it in the name of Jesus! (Amen!) If you believe that, stand on your feet and shout "Amen" (Amen!) Thank you Jesus! Let’s give the Lord a big round of applause! Glory be to God!

 

The Lord is doing some serious work in our midst tonight, He’s been healing some children in particular. There is a child here who has never spoken before, if you are the parent listen now, the child is already talking. Daddy said there is a child who has never even crawled. The child is walking now, so allow the child to walk. The child can walk now. The Lord is doing all kinds of miracles among the children now. It’s a matter of the blood the bloodline.

 

The Bible said, they overcame Satan by the blood of the Lamb. The Bible tells us inEx. 12: 21-23 - It said when I see the blood, the angel of death will pass over you! Every child that is here today, the angel of death will pass over you. (Amen!). It’s a matter of the blood. it’s a matter of the bloodline. And that brings us to one special statement that Jesus made in John 15:5 He said, "I am the vine, ye are the branches. If you abide in me you will bring forth much fruit.’’ And what does that one tell you? It means Jesus is the vine, you are a branch and your children are the fruit, The fruit is connected to the branch, the branch is connected to the vine, that’s why children born are called fruit of the womb. So you discover that there is a link between you and Jesus Christ that will transmit light into your children. In John 15:4it is clear that if you abide in Christ it’s going to be well with your children. If you abide in Christ, if you are not a wishy-washy Christian. If you are hooked to Jesus Christ as a branch is hooked up to the vine then your children have nothing to worry about. David said in Ps. 37:25, he said, I was young, now I am old I have never seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread. Every one of you committed to Jesus Christ your children will never beg for bread. As a matter of fact, in the mighty name of Jesus your children will be greater than you! (Amen!) I say your children will be greater than you! I say your children will be greater than you! (Amen!)

 

And then Jn. 15:6 it says if you don’t abide in me, if a branch will not abide in me, it said that branch will be torn off and it will wither and will be dragged into the fire. Everybody knows that if you tear off a branch, every fruit on it is going to die. If anyone is torn away from Jesus, it will affect the children, it will affect the children automatically. I can give you several illustrations. I know one fellow, he was burning for Jesus Christ and if you see the children - oh they are wonderful children! Singing in the children’s choir; always coming first in Sunday school and then all of the sudden the father backslid. We did everything we could, he refused to come back, At a stage we said, "Alright even if you are not coming, allow the children to be coming." He said, "No. If I don’t go my children don’t go also." The children wept. They begged! They did everything. There is nothing we could do. Your father is your father. And the children were taken away from Jesus and the devil received them. Oh, when the those children grew up, they gave the father so much trouble that the father finally died. I’m not saying the children poisoned him but he died young and there is nothing anybody could do. The children refused to come back to Jesus. If you will not abide in Christ as the branch through whom the fluid in the vine is going to flow into the fruit there is nothing anybody can do. The fruit will follow the pattern of the branch.

 

The son of one Pastor - not in this mission - he was arrested as an armed robber and they said, How can, you son of a pastor be a robber?" He said, "I saw my Daddy when they take offering he will tell the usher come before you go and count, let me take my own." He said whatever he took he is always passing to me and say, "Take this one home." Like father - like son. You can’t blame me this is what I saw from my father."

 

Parents, whatever will take you away from Jesus will never come your way again in Jesus name! (Amen!) But in Jn. 15:7 Jesus Christ said, if you will abide in me, anything you ask for you will get it. Tonight we are going to pray for our children – as many parents as have made up their minds to be completely surrendered to Jesus, everything you ask for your children tonight will be granted to you in Jesus name! (Amen!)

 

But then how can you abide in somebody you don’t even know? Unless you first of all come to Jesus, how can you abide in him? Jesus Christ said you must first of all be born again to see the kingdom of God, And you have to see the kingdom of God first before you can enter into it ! Psalm 34:8 - it said taste and see that the Lord is good. Some of us say I have already tasted Him and we know the Lord is good and that is why there is nothing anybody can do that can take us away from Him. All you need to do is taste and see that the Lord is good. If you taste Him, He will prove to you that He is a good God.

 

So those of you who are yet to be born again, those of you who are parents who are here tonight and you want to become connected to Jesus Christ, I’m calling on you now - come and surrender your life to Jesus Christ! He will save your soul and the moment you become connected to Jesus Christ things will begin to change. It will begin to change for you, it will begin to change for your children. It’s because it’s a matter of the bloodline, the blood that is flowing in the vine will flow through the branch and flow into the fruit. If you surrender your life to Jesus the blood of Jesus will flow through you, into your children and everything will begin to change. That’s why the Bible says, Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature old things have passed away behold all things become new. So all you who are here and you are not born again and you want to surrender your life to Jesus, begin to come now. I’m going to count up to ten. After that I will begin pray.

 

So if you want to surrender your life to Jesus and you want the blood to wash away all your sins so that, that blood can begin to flow into your children also come now. This is the hour of salvation. I begin to count now 1….2…3….4…5…6…. oh maybe you are not even married but you want to be connected to Jesus, you want to surrender your life to Jesus, you want your own full name also to end with Jesus, you want to become a child of the king of kings so that you too can have boldness to enter into the Holiest, then you better come now.

 

It says as many as received Him, to them gave He power to be called the children of God. If you are not yet born again you are not a child of God. If the blood of Jesus has not washed away your sin you are not yet one of His own. Until you have been washed in that blood, you cannot enter into the Holiest. Until you are already washed you cannot say, "I am born to reign." It is only those that have been washed in the blood of Jesus - they are the ones who will have dominion, dominion over sickness, dominion over poverty, dominion over enemies, dominion over devils, dominion over sin.

 

The people who have come to Jesus Christ, who have surrendered their lives to Him, who have made up their mind that they will serve Him and him alone, they are the ones who will be head and not the tail. They are the ones who will be above, who will not be beneath. That’s why He said, "Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest." If you want to give your life to Jesus Christ hurry up now! If you want to be washed in that blood come on now – quickly! - the Lord is calling you! This is the hour of salvation! Come! God is calling you! Hurry up! Now! I have counted up to six. I will stop when I get to ten. 7 now! 8 now!

 

Those of you who are already at the front begin to talk to Jesus Christ. Don’t wait for those who are coming, Say, "Lord I have come to surrender my life to You tonight. I want you to save my soul. I want you to be merciful unto me. I want you to wash me in your blood! I also want to become a child of the living God. I want to become the child of the living God. I want my name to be associated with the name of Jesus. I want the ability to enter into the Holiest through the blood of Jesus Christ." 9 now! 9! So those of you who know you want to come you better hurry up! Now is the day of salvation. God wants to save your soul!

 

Now I want the rest of us to stretch our hand towards these people and pray for them that God would save their souls. That the One who saved our own souls will save their souls also. That the Almighty God will cleanse them in His blood today. That he will write their name in the book of life today. Let’s pray for them! Let’s pray for them! Let’s pray that the Almighty God will save their souls Let’s pray that the Almighty God will be merciful unto them. Let’s call on Jesus Christ for their Salvation. Let everybody be praying for these people now! Stretch your hands towards them and pray that the Almighty God will cleanse them in the Blood of Jesus now. That He will wash away all their sins that the Almighty God will save their souls now! And those of you who are coming Hurry up, hurry up now! I know some of you are coming from a long distance there - hurry up now!

 

Cry to the Lord and say, "Lord – save my soul! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me!" Open your mouth and pray! Open your mouth and pray! You are to call on God yourself - open your mouth and pray! Ask God to be merciful to you. Ask God to save your soul! Ask God to forgive all your sins - open your mouth and pray! The Bible says if you call on the name of God you shall be saved. Call on Him and ask God to save your soul. Ask God to be merciful to you - Ask him to forgive all your sins - call His Name now! Call His name! Anyone who is still coming hurry up now! We are about to pray, hurry up if you now you are coming. Ask Him to wash you in His precious blood. Hurry up now – This is the last call! This is the day of salvation! – Get here before we finish praying. Thank You Father! In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.

 

Father, we thank You because there is power in Your Word, We thank You because there is power in Your Blood, We thank you because there is power in Your name, because there is no other name given among men by which we might be saved other than the Name of Jesus. Accept our thanks in Jesus name! (Amen!). These people have come forward tonight to surrender their lives to You, Father receive them in Jesus name! (Amen!) Wash them in your blood in Jesus name! (Amen!) Forgive all their sins in Jesus name! (Amen!) Save their souls tonight in Jesus name! (Amen!) Write their names in the Book of Life in Jesus name! (Amen!) From tonight anytime they call upon You answer them in Jesus name! (Amen!) From today let them begin to reign (Amen!) Let them reign over sickness, (Amen!) Let them reign over disease (Amen!) Let them reign over poverty! (Amen!) Let them reign over demons! (Amen!) Let them begin to have dominion (Amen!) In Jesus name (Amen!) Father don’t let them look back! Uphold them till the end! In Jesus mighty name we have prayed! Amen! (Amen!)

 

Those of you who have come forward let me hear you shout "Alleluia!" (Alleluia!). Now I want to rejoice with you because right now the Heavens are rejoicing over you. Not only that I want to make you a solemn promise that from now on by the grace of God….

 

Because this is a very special night we still have something very important to do very soon. We are going to do two things simultaneously. Those of us who have testimonies of the past Holy Ghost Services you want to share you please come to the back of the alter and meet the Pastors there who will be talking with you. So if you have any testimonies from the past Holy Ghost Service or there is something special God has done for you that you want to share you will come to the back of the alter now and the Pastors will be there to meet with you. While that is going on we will use that song that came - it came from the Holy spirit Himself - that Christ must be honoured in my life from now on, everyday because I am born to reign.

 

You are going to spend some time now and command all those things that are not allowing Jesus to be honoured in your life to pack their load and go because later on when it’s time to pray we are going to spend most of the prayer on our children. This is your own time. Now anything that will not allow Jesus to be honoured in my life must go now - open your mouth and pray! Open your mouth now and begin to talk to Almighty God. Anything - if it is sickness, command the sickness! You won’t allow Jesus to be honoured in my life? You must fall now! If it is barrenness – you are not going to allow Jesus to be honoured in my life – you must go now. If it is poverty, you don’t want Jesus to be honoured in my life you must go now! I am born to reign and to be the head. I am not to be tail! I am to be above - not beneath? Every thing that will not allow Jesus to be honoured in my life - you must go now! Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

 

Father we thank You for tonight because we have been blessed, our children are blessed we are also blessed. Your blessings will continue in our life in the name of Jesus Christ and these blessing will follow us all the days of our lives. The glory will never turn to shame in Jesus name! (Amen!) We come against the Spirit of backsliding, that the spirit of backsliding should get out of our lives in Jesus name! It will be forward ever for us, backward never in the name of Jesus Christ. We thank You for the pronouncements. Even when the messages were going on. We know they will abide. They will sustain our lives! Father let it be so in the name of Jesus Christ! Thank You everlasting Father! Blessed, blessed be Your Holy Name! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let’s say a better Amen"! (Amen!)

 

It is time to give our offering to the Lord……..

 

 

Every storm in my finances, every storm in my church, every storm in my family, every storm in my village, every storm in my State, every storm in my Nation - be still, be still, I am born to reign! (Amen!) I command you in the mighty name of Jesus! Every storm be still! Be still now every storm in my body, every storm in my spirit, I command you to be still right now! Every storm I command you in that Name that is above every other name, Be still! Be still! Be still! Be still! I command you in the name of the Prince of Peace. In the name of my Father, In the name of my of my Saviour - In the name of my elder brother, the One who died and rose again - every storm be still! Be still! Be still! Right now! In the mighty name of Jesus, every storm I command you obey the voice of the Lord. Be still, Be still, every ache and pain, Be still! Every fear, every doubt! Be still! every unbelief - be still! every worry, every anxiety I command you now be still in the mighty Name of Jesus! - Every storm in my home, in my place of work, every storm in the life of those who are precious to me, whether they are near or they are far in the name of Jesus be still, Every storm in our schools, in our universities - every storm be still! I command you in the mighty name of Jesus! Every storm in this nation - Be still! Be still! Be still! Be still – every storm be still, I command you in the mighty Name of Jesus! Every storm be still! Every storm from the top of my head to the sole of my feet - to the top of my toes Be still! I command you every storm in any area of my life - Be still! Now! Be still in the mighty name of Jesus Be still! Never to rise again. Every storm be still never to live again. Every storm disturbing my life, disturbing my joy, disturbing my peace, disturbing my comfort. I command You in the mighty Name of Jesus! Be still! Be still! Every storm the enemy had raised against me be still! The wind must obey the voice of the Lord! Oh every storm you must obey the Prince of Peace! Every storm be still! Be still! In the mighty name of Jesus. Be still! Be still! Right now! I don’t want to go home with anymore storm in my life. Every storm be still I command you in the mighty name of Jesus Be still! Be still! Be still! Be still! Be still! I say be still. Storm be still in the mighty name of Jesus. You just have to be still. I command you in the name of the One who commands the wind and the wave - be still in the mighty name of Jesus.

 

Oh thank You Jesus! Blessed be Your holy name forever! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Every storm be still! Never again to rise! Oh Lord we bless Your name! My Father and my God! Glory be to Your name! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! Every storm physical, mental, spiritual, financial, emotional marital - every storm ministerial, every storm political every storm be still - in Jesus mighty Name! (Amen!) Let’s me hear a real big "Amen" (Amen!)

 

I command, by the authority vested in me by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, every storm in your life be still! (Amen!) Every storm physical, every storm financial, every storm spiritual, every storm marital, every storm political Be still! In Jesus Name! (Amen!) Be still in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Be still! In Jesus Name! In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. (Amen!) Come give the Lord a big shout and clap offering I thank You Jesus! Alleluia Father! Glory be to God! Shake hands with one or two people and say "I am born to reign" and then you may be seated. God bless you!

 

Welcome to something very, very special here tonight. When I was before the Almighty God praying for this night’s service, I thought it would be done just the usual way - we preach, we sing, we dance, we prayed for those who want to be prayed for and lay hands on the children, thank the Almighty God and go home but suddenly God spoke to me and said this is a special night there will be a dedication service. Of course I was happy I thought the dedication service will be for the new children that are not yet dedicated. we bring them forward dedicate them and continue.

 

Oh, by the way since we started this programme tonight two children have been born, one boy, one girl!

 

But Daddy says no, the dedication service is for everybody - for fathers, for mothers, for children, for teachers, for everybody! So open your Bible to 1 Samuel 1:24-28.

 

24 And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a bottle of wine, and brought him unto the house of the LORD in Shiloh: and the child was young.

25 And they slew a bullock, and brought the child to Eli.

26 And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD.

27 For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him:

28 Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshipped the LORD there.

What do we mean by dedication? To dedicate means to surrender, completely to, hand over total ownership, irrevocably, forever. For example Hannah said here "I have lent Samuel to the Lord. As long as he shall live he shall be lent to the Lord."

 

When we were young, at least in my village, when a child is born, at a certain age they carry him to the idol of the family and they put the two legs of the new child on the top of the idol and they will perform certain sacrifice and they say, "From now on we hand over this child to you." Oh how we suffered! Many of us because we were dedicated to one idol or the other, the idol pursued us up till we met Jesus Christ. Some people have names that are associated, that will tell you exactly to whom they were dedicated. "Satan receive this," that’s the name of somebody. "Sango receive this one" that tells you the fellow they are dedicated the fellow to. And wherever they went the demon that they dedicated to will keep on saying The fellow is mine." Today somebody is going to be dedicated to Jesus Christ (Amen!) I didn’t hear your Amen! (Amen!) Well maybe I should say only those who want to become totally dedicated to Jesus should say Amen! (Amen!)

 

What are the blessings of dedication? When you are dedicated to someone whatever wealth, whatever blessing, whatever your owner has immediately becomes available to you. That’s why many of us suffered for so long - because we were dedicated to demons, sorrow, fear, bad dreams. And because we were dedicated to him, he gave us what he had. But somebody is going to break loose today (Amen!) Somebody is going to have a new owner today! (Amen!)

 

In Ps. 27:4 David said, "I’ve dedicated myself to one thing and only one thing only - I am going to stay put with the Almighty God." and what followed? He wrote in Ps 23:6 he said surely goodness and mercy shall follow me – for how long? Because when you dedicate, you hand over for life, He said I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever!

 

When you are dedicated to someone, everything you do from then on is under his control. You obey him and all his wealth becomes available to you Look at Job 36:11 he said, if they obey and serve him they will spend their days in prosperity and their years in pleasures. If you are dedicated to God and you obey that God and do His will, He said, you will spend the rest of your days in prosperity and your years in pleasure. You know the moment you said somebody is dedicated to God, from that day onward everything that God has become his.

 

Maybe I should say one thing very quickly before I go further. Salvation is different from dedication. In salvation God gave Himself to you: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believed in him should not perish but have everlasting life. So at salvation you received the gift of God. At dedication you give yourself to God. At salvation you receive God, At dedication you give yourself to God.

 

Now according to the Word of God it is more profitable to give than to receive. There are many people who are saved who are suffering, they are suffering but they are smiling because they are not dedicated. The moment you become dedicated to God even the devil will know that there is a mark on you. This fellow is dedicated to somebody. He has an owner. There will be a mark on you, you may not see it but the devil can see it that is why these children who are being brought forward today and those of us bringing them forward I say "congratulations".

 

Those of us who are a bit older in the church you will remember the story of a young boy. He was kidnapped at Costain roundabout. He was just a child but he’s been born again, he’s been dedicated by the parents to the service of the Lord and they kidnapped him and took him to the house of a man. Apparently some people wanted to use him to make charms for money, and the herbalist went into his room and consulted whatever demons is inside there and came out and said, My demon said, "I don’t want this!’ And the kidnapper said, "You are the one who said we should bring a boy who has not known a girl, This is a young fellow, he could not possibly have known woman." The herbalist answered, "It’s not a matter of knowing a woman or not. There is a mark on his forehead!" Today God is going to put his mark on your forehead (Amen!)

 

You know yourself, in many of our churches, in the village when we’ve just arrived and we don’t have money to build a church yet we have anything, any building that is available. I remember when we first got to lfewara we hired a cocoa store that had not been used for a long time, but from the day we said we dedicate this house to God it was no longer cocoa house, it has become the house of God! Somebody is going home today to the house of God! Before we dedicated that building the owner could come there to drink beer, He could come there to smoke. He could bring his concubine there at night. The moment it was dedicated to God even a madman will not smoke in the house of God! He would go out and smoke and from today, because of this dedication service all the evil forces that have been operating in your life they will leave you alone in Jesus name! (Amen!)

 

I am talking of the blessing of dedication. All the powers of the new owner will become marshalled for the protection and the defence of the dedicated thing. If something is dedicated to you it is yours and it is your duty to protect that which had been dedicated to you. That’s why Ps. 91 says and you can read it from verse 1- 7 it might be good to read, it’s a blessing. Ps. 91 I’m reading from verse 1-7 He who… who is God talking about here? He’s taking about me! He’s talking about those who are dedicated to Him. They dwell in His secret place. They abide under His shadow. He becomes their refuge. He becomes their protection.

 

I just remembered a story. I don’t know whether to tell it or not. Well I will tell a little bit of it. A man has a very beautiful daughter – very beautiful and in the village there was an herbalist, very wicked herbalist, Everybody feared him. Nobody wanted to give him a daughter to marry because he was a killer. And he came to this man I like your daughter, I want to marry her! The poor man now is in trouble. If he says no the herbalist will kill him. He’s known for that. If he says yes the daughter will become a slave to a wicked man.

 

So he thought and thought what shall l do? And I am telling you a true story. Finally he had an idea. There’s another man in the village. He’s strong man than the wicked herbalist. So he went to him and said to him do you mind having another wife? That one says it depends on who the new wife is. He said the new wife is my daughter. Ah that beautiful girl? She is welcome in my house anytime! And he said, "But I must tell you one thing, so-and-so had already said he wanted to marry her that’s why I’m making this suggestion." The stronger man smiled and said Leave me to him. Let the wife come and we will deal with that fellow." It’s a true story.

 

The devil has made up his mind that he wants to hold you captive for life. If you are wise you will run to somebody who is stronger than the devil tonight and dedicate your life to Him. Who is the stronger than the devil by the way? Let me hear you shout His name, loud and clear!

 

And then you ask the question: some of us have already been dedicated to one thing or the other. Ah! If you go to the stronger man he will nullify the original dedication.Isaiah 49:24-26 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty or the lawful captive delivered? but thus saith the Lord, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee and I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh and they shall be drunken with their own blood as with sweet wine and all flesh shall know that I am Your Saviour and Redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob.

 

You have heard the story. I’ve shared the testimony before. There is a woman who came to us and said I have a problem I have three daughters and none of them is married and the youngest is close to thirty years of age. Nobody had ever come to say, "How now?" I was going to pray for them and the Lord asked me to ask her what have you done with your daughters? You are the one to tell us. Finally after a lot of twisting and twisting she said as soon as they were delivered I dedicated them to Ifa oracle and they tie a certain robe round their hands saying this is the wife, the bride of lfa. She said, "I did it so as to protect them from witches and wizards" I said, Well these people are already married to lfa so that when any man wants to come lfa will say, "where are you going?"

 

Every demon that has been standing between you and marriage, those of you that of marriageable age - they shall loose hold of you tonight in Jesus name! (Amen!)

 

So we have to pray a prayer of dedication we took these people away from lfa and handed them over to Jesus Christ. The three of them were married the same year because as soon as lfa was pushed aside all those who wanted to come had access to come.

 

Some of you your business have been dedicated to one idol or the other. You poured libation to one demon or the other when you were opening your factory. Somebody came and buried a charm in your place of work. Another chanted certain incantations to invoke demons. In the mighty name of Jesus we are going to nullify all those work tonight! (Amen!)

 

Many of us have asked the question again and again. The Bible says, if we give we shall receive. I’ve been giving my offering, I’ve been paying my tithe I don’t see any improvement. Because until you yourself have become dedicated, it is only after God has accepted you that your offering becomes acceptable. Rom. 12:1 I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. You must first of all become a living sacrifice before anything you want to do for God becomes acceptable.

 

When Paul was talking about the church in Macedonia he said they first of all gave themselves to God before they now began to give to the man of God. In 2 Corinth. 8: 1-5 the Bible told us the Macedonia church gave themselves even though they were poor. After they gave themselves giving becomes a pleasure not a burden. It is those who are dedicated to God who are called cheerful givers. Those who are fully dedicated to God they see every opportunity to give as something to rejoice about.

 

I was born again about 30 years ago but after I become born again there were struggles between me and God. Not between me and any man but finally I surrendered. This is not salvation now I’ve been saved but I said, "God I am Yours do whatever you like with me. My future is in your hands do what you like with it. Whatever happens now I don’t care - I am Yours!" And you know one thing is that I just wake up in the morning and my heart will be full of Joy! I wake up in the night singing as if I’ve won a lottery and there was nothing. I was thinking about anymore other than how can I make God happy?

 

That’s the major thing you will notice about those that are dedicated. They don’t ask what can I get from God, They ask what can I do for God? They become hungry - there is a hunger in them just to make God happy and every morning I wake up thinking what, what new thing can I do to make God happy today? I started writing tracts. I found that, that makes God happy but it not enough. I began to hold little, little seminars. I will gather youth together. Lets study the Bible! Lets invite speakers to come and talk to us! What can I do to make the church grow?

 

I remember very well when they were building the church at the headquarters, I was so happy that at long last I will be able to say this is one church building I had a part in. They taught us how to mould blocks. In that Ebute-Metta fifty of the blocks that I moulded is in the building! There are some people here who will know what I am talking about. We will take baskets, go to the sawmill nearby, fill it with sawdust and come and pour it on the ground. I got a very big basket to carry my own sawdust. I was already a lecturer in the University of Lagos, I couldn’t care less. The joy in my heart was so much I can’t sell it for money! One day while we were carrying this sawdust and filling the something, there was go-slow and one of the people saw somebody branch into the church and thought maybe there is a route through the church. He didn’t know the fellow was coming to the church .So he followed in his own car and he happened to be one of my students in the University of Lagos. He saw me with a basket on my head! He said, "ah Oga!" I said, "which Oga?" This one is surrendered to Jesus! Are you still willing to be part of this dedication tonight? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’

 

I remember very well the first Congress we had I was in the house of a friend of mine in llesa and we were talking about Festac – see these people now - they want to bring all these people from all over Africa to come and sing and dance in praise of idols! They even say there is going to be holiday for schools so that they can attend and suddenly I had an ideal! If these people are dancing for idols why can’t I gather the students together and we dance for Jesus and we study the Bible and we just pray and then go home! That is how the first Congress started.

 

I went to WAEC, I got the addresses of all secondary schools and all teacher-training colleges and I wrote letter - I want to invite all of them to the Congress. And then I discovered I don’t have money for stamp! A lecturer wasn’t well paid in those days! God bless lecturers! So what am I going to do? Then I remember that I have a car and I sold the car - to buy stamps! To post letters! That is what is called dedication! And the day I was selling my car oh! oh! You should see me dancing! You will think that I have just been promoted the king of England or something! I invited the people. Come! Free feeding! Free accommodation! I had no money to buy stamps I was asking them to come for free feeding! But there was somebody also too who was dedicated - the man in whose house the idea started. He called me and said, "Don’t worry, I have a life savings that I’ve saved for my life! Four thousand naira! Four thousand naira was a lot of money in 1976! He said, "You can take it and use it for the Congress!" That’s what is called dedication.

 

But today I’m rejoicing still because the One to whom have been dedicated has never failed me, I am not ashamed to say by this grace I have never strayed since then.

 

In Gen 4: 3-5 The Bible says: `

3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.

4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

When God wants to accept your offering He has to accept you first. It is somebody who is dedicated to God that God will receive his offering with joy. He received Abel before he received his offering. He rejected Cain along with his offering. We need to be dedicated to God and then we will begin to see tremendous changes for better in every sphere of our lives.

 

I’ve told some of you the story before, some of us come to church because of what we can get from God. We come like this, we sing, we shout ‘Alleluia’ like everybody. As soon as we leave here we become something else because we are not dedicated to God. We just come because we think we can get something from Him. No, No, No, No He wants you first – you! You! He wants you to be committed to Him. He wants you to be so fully surrendered to Him that you will say, "God do what you like with my future! Do whatever you like with me! I am yours!" When you are dedicated to him sin becomes no, no, nothing that you can touch. Because you will tell – oh! no! no! my case is different - I am dedicated to God! Others may lie, they may cheat, they may do it the way others are doing it but my own is different - I am dedicated to God.

 

Several years ago when the church was still very small and very poor, one rich man came with flowing agbada and came with the latest edition of speaker and microphones. Brought it to church and said I’ve brought this to God: And we were happy. "Eh God! Thank You!" Suddenly I heard the voice of the Lord! "Ask him to take his gift away. I don’t want them!" I almost said, "Get thee behind me Satan! What are you taking about? This is the something the richest churches don’t have money to buy. We don’t know what year we will ever get this thing. We didn’t ask him for it. We didn’t raise a special offering for it. He brought it." God said " I don’t want it! Ask him to take his gift away!" I heard his voice clearly! I had to call him, "Sorry Chief, God says take your gift away. He says He doesn’t want". He said "What!" I said, " God said take your gift away He doesn’t want!" I pray today that God will not reject you! I say God will not reject you! (Amen!) Better say the ‘Amen!’ loud and clear. (Amen!) I’ve never seen that kind of sorrow before I pray I will never see it again. That man went to one of the pillars in the church and began to knock his head against the pillar as he was weeping. He said, "It means God has refused me." God will not refuse you in Jesus name! (Amen!).

 

When God gives you an opportunity to give, it is only if you are dedicated that your gift will be acceptable. God is not a beggar no, no, no, no! Anything He wants to do He will do it! With or without any of us! But when He sees someone who is dedicated to Him, anything you give to Him becomes a joy to Him. Are you still ready for dedication? I’ve told you the whole truth. I don’t want you to say, "Ah once you are dedicated to God He will take care of you." you have to know what is involved.

 

Every dedication is sealed with a sacrifice. When God said that Abraham and his household should become dedicated to Him. He said, They should circumcise all the men, the firstborns. Abraham was ninety-something years old then. There is no anaesthetics then and yet they had to take a knife and circumcise a ninety-year-old man. It’s a sign of dedication and it went down the family line.

 

That is why David when he came face to face with Goliath he said you, you are big but you are uncircumcised, you are not one of us who are dedicated to God you are just big for nothing. Because we are dedicated to God no Goliath can stand before us. He said, "Before this day is out I will be carrying your head in my hand!" and that was exactly what happened. God said in Lev.12:6 – 8, Let’s read it to you:

 

6 And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a sin offering, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest:

7 Who shall offer it before the LORD, and make an atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the issue of her blood. This is the law for her that hath born a male or a female.

8 And if she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons; the one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean.

Anytime there is dedication God says it must go with a sacrifice. Now God knows the ability of each fellow that will be dedicated. He knows some are rich and some are poor so He says the sacrifice must be according to the ability of the fellow to be dedicated. For example N100 is a sacrifice to some people. For some people 1 million naira is not a sacrifice and God knows. So when is time for dedication God expects a sacrifice to seal the dedication. When Hannah was going to dedicate Samuel she didn’t bother herself with a pigeon, or a dove or something she took three bullocks. She said this boy I’m going to dedicate him to God, that God Himself will pay attention. No wonder there are very few prophets that can compare to Samuel.

 

Tonight we are going to dedicate ourselves to the Almighty God afresh or shall I say I’m going to dedicate myself to the Lord afresh! We are not just going to dedicate the children we are going to dedicate ourselves. I think it is enough for demons to begin to torment children of God. There should be a mark of God on our forehead that even the devil will see and say this one belongs to God. Even our colleagues who are Christians they should be able to point to us and say, "your own is different."

 

When we started Redeemed Christian Church of God in London and somebody heard the place we were using for church he said it is impossible, they can’t give that church to anybody to use - that is the church where the Royal Princes come to practice organ and piano. And somebody said, "No, no, no, it was given to Pastor Adeboye"! He answered and said, "We know his own is different!" They shall say concerning you, "Your own is different!" (Amen!)

 

When we were going to start the church in Israel the Ambassador told me clearly - in Israel they will never register any Pentecostal church. Even much as they are in love with America they have not registered any Pentecostal church from America. They told them if you can’t go to Roman Catholic or Anglican, or Baptist that’s all! I said but they’re going to register our own. He laughed! "Not only is your church Pentecostal. You are from Nigeria!" He said, "Forget it!" I said, "No Sir, we will not forget it!" And he said, " All right, if you won’t hear the truth what do you want me to do?" I said, "I want to apply, and I want to just submit my application. Leave the rest." He took the letter out of courtesy, surrendered the letter. Few weeks later we were registered. Why? Because our own is different! How many of you want your own to be different? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) From today as you become dedicated to the service of God, everywhere you turn, doors will open! (Amen!) They will see you and they will know this man is different (Amen!) This woman is different. (Amen!) You will apply for a job, they will take you without interview because they will say your own is different!

 

"Dedication! Dedication!" be totally be dedicated to God and things will begin to change. I will give one more testimony and then it will be time to pray. I submitted my PhD. thesis to the University of Lagos in Dec. 1974 and then graduation was to be January 1975 and everybody knows that between the time you submit and the time you go for graduation there will be something we call oral exam. The oral may not even take place for six months but between the time you submit and the time you do the oral you will keep yourself busy so that when they ask you any question you will be ready to answer.

 

I was supposed to be sitting down at home checking everything I’ve written to be sure everything is in order etc. etc. but we had a Crusade in Ilesha and we were going to start the church in Ifewara. I can’t leave the work of God and sit down at home. So I went for the crusade. While I was doing God’s work, God was doing my own! From today God will be doing your work for you! My Head of Department took my Thesis – Professor Obi – things and travelled to the external examiner himself. He’s supposed to post it but he took it himself. He got there, handed it over to the man and said, " I will sit down until you finished reading". And that one said it’s going to take days and he said I will wait "days". You see when God is on your side everything becomes different! From today on God will be on your side! (Amen!).

 

So the external examiner was compelled to do nothing but to sit down and read my Thesis. He read the Thesis and so my Head of Department said, "Now when is the date for the oral exam?" The external examiner said, "I have no question for him! Go and give him his PhD." My professor said, "No it’s not done that way! You have to ask him questions! Even if all you are going to ask him is " are you the one who wrote this?" You will have to ask him questions." The external examiner says, " Who is the expert in this field? Am I not the expert? Is that not why you brought this thing to me? I say I have no questions for him!" Today, probably in the whole history of the world, maybe I’m the only one with PhD without an oral exam because my case is different.

 

From today wherever you go, whatever you touch, whatever you intend to do your case shall be treated as different! (Amen!) When you are dedicated to God, He will make your own different, different. People will look at you and say, "Are you the only one serving God?" You will say, "No I’m not the only one but my case is different!" Ah! Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!).

 

It is dedication time. What we are going to do is as follows: You will all stand, those of you who are with children if your children have been sleeping, if it someone you can carry, you carry him. If it is somebody that is old enough you can wake him up and then with your own mouth, you are going to say, "Lord I am dedicating my life to You today. And if you have a child, Lord this child, I am dedicating this child to You today!" You tell Him - for a minute or two, then I will pray for you, then we will proceed from there.

 

But go to the Almighty God now. Tell Him, "I dedicate my life to You, I dedicate my future to You, I dedicate my wife to You, I dedicate my children to You, I dedicate my business to You I dedicate everything to You, it is Yours now, I dedicate everything to You my body to You, I dedicate my soul to You, I dedicate my spirit to You, it’s Yours from now on! Do whatever You like with me! I dedicate everything to You Lord. My brain! My hand! My legs! My eyes! My mind! My brain! My heart! My everything. I dedicate everything to You Lord, I dedicate everything to You - my children, my marriage, the church under my care, the ministry You have committed into my hands, I dedicate everything to You, everything. I dedicate everything to You; take it from now on – its Yours completely! It’s Yours from now on. It’s Yours unchangeable, irrevocably. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.

 

Daddy I stand before You today as Your representative to these people I stand before You as their representative to You, As many of them as truly mean the prayer of dedication they have prayed, receive them in Jesus name! (Amen!) Don’t refuse any of us in Jesus name! (Amen!) Receive us and our families in Jesus name! (Amen!) Receive us and our children in Jesus name! (Amen!) Receive us and our wives in Jesus name! (Amen!) Receive us and our husbands in Jesus name! (Amen!) Receive us and our ministries in Jesus name! (Amen!) And Father because we are Yours all former owners we rebuke them in Jesus name! (Amen!) Every link binding us to any strange previous owner we destroy now in Jesus name! (Amen!) Destroy now in Jesus name! (Amen!)

 

In the mighty name of Jesus, because you have become dedicated to the Almighty God evil will stay away from you! (Amen!) Sickness will stay away from you! (Amen!) Death will stay away from you! (Amen!) Sorrow, failure from now on wherever you go, your case will be treated specially in Jesus name! (Amen!) So shall it be, so shall it be, so shall it be, in Jesus mighty name wehave prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!). You can go ahead and give the Lord a big round of applause.

 

Now information reaching us says because of the traffic situation on the express way there are some people who are just arriving so we will appeal to just half- a dozen Pastors to stay in front here so that whenever these people arrive they will come they will still be prayed for. Somebody cannot spent 8hrs in the traffic and then get here and be told we have finished. So we appeal for about half- dozen volunteer pastors so that as these people come they will be attended to …. Volunteers… dedicated Pastors. Thank you, you can just line up a little to my right so that as these people come they find you here waiting for them.

 

Now in the meantime because of the time and thank God this has been a record, we thank God for what He has done tonight but we still want to pray for our children and we have some very serious prayer points that we want to present to God. I’m not going to beg you to pray any of them. When you are there if you feel you don’t need to pray them then don’t bother yourself.

 

But first of all those of us who want to pray the prayer lets stand on our feet and first let us give God a big shout offering of Alleluia! (Alleluia!). And then you are going to make a declaration you will open your mouth and make a certain declaration so that Heaven will hear, the devil will hear. You will say, "In the mighty name of Jesus I am born to reign. From today I will have dominion in every area of my life. From today I will always be head, I will never be tail again whether the devil likes it or not I will reach the top. Wherever the king is his word carries power. Therefore the prayers I am about to pray will be answered before the sun rises in the mighty Name of Jesus! (Amen!) If you believe that first of all give God a big clap offering!

 

And now you will now lift your voice to the Almighty God and say, "Father", loud and clear! "Let all my children serve You and You only all the days of their lives." Go ahead talk to Almighty God.

 

Father all my children let them serve You and You alone - You only! All the days of their lives let my children serve You, let my children serve You, let my children serve You all the days of their lives……..

 

Born to Reign!

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye
 
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