THE SOUND OF ABUNDANCE OF RAIN 3rd of October, 2004
Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!). There is someone here tonight who will never lack again (Amen!) If you are the one let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)There is someone here tonight whose joy is going to overflow! (Amen!) If you are the one let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) There is someone here tonight who will never know sorrow again! (Amen!) There is a song, it’s new because of the way I am going to sing it and it is a song for somebody that is very special to God. It simply says “I believe. Yes Lord, I believe. It is well with me.” Who is that fellow? Let me hear you shout a big ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
Now it goes like this…… “I believe Yes Lord I believe, Yes Lord I believe, it is well with me.” Let me hear you sing it again now. “I believe in Jesus……". Now we are going to allow the sisters to start. Let’s take the English verse first. You see this song is so important because it is the song you will sing for the rest of your life. So let’s hear from the sisters: “I believe, Yes Lord…….” Alright, brothers, are we ready? I didn’t hear! three four………. “I believe Yes Lord I believe……”
The Bible says, With the heart man believes but with the mouth confession is made. It is what you say with your mouth that will happen to you. I want you to sing this song as if you really mean it because as you say tonight, so shall it be! “I believe. Yes Lord I believe Yes Lord I believe it is well with me……” Alright, let’s give God a big round of applause if you believe that one. In order that our Yoruba speakers who cannot sing in English may go along with us, we will help them and join them sing, then everybody will then sing in their own language. Mo gbagbo, Jesu mi mo gbagbo, Jesu mi mo gbagbo yio dara fun mi…. Alright now you are going to bring out your handkerchiefs. The elders have a saying - it is with your mouth that you say I refuse to eat. This time you are not just going to wave your handkerchief you are going to swing it. You are going to swing it so that the enemy will know and say no more sickness, no more sorrow. Are you ready now? “I believe in Jesus, Yes Lord I believe, Yes Lord I believe it is well with me…..”
I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God and say, “Father, I believe from tonight, in my life there will be no more sorrow, no more sickness, no more failure, no more bondage, no more poverty.” Cry! Talk to Almighty God! Say it loud and clear! “Father I believe! I believe in You, that from tonight in my life there will be no more sorrow in the mighty name of Jesus. There will be no more sickness, there will be no more death, there will be no more failure, there will be no more bondage, no more demons, no more poverty in the mighty name of Jesus! I believe with my heart, I proclaim with my mouth, from tonight there will be no more sorrow for me, no more failure whether the enemy likes it or not in the mighty name of Jesus! I believe and proclaim it in the mighty name of Jesus – there will be no more sorrow in my life, no more sickness, no more diseases, no more poverty, no more lack in the mighty name of Jesus, no more defeat in the mighty name of Jesus! I proclaim and I believe it is well me. From now on I will be singing a new song of victory, a new song of joy! I believe Lord! No more lack, no more dryness, no more barrenness, no more fruitless effort in the mighty name of Jesus! I believe it is well with me. My tomorrow will be alright! Whether the devil likes it or not my tomorrow will be alright! I believe Lord! Yes I believe! I believe in the mighty King of kings, the Lord of Lords, the Ancient of Days! I believe no more suffering! I believe Lord! I believe it is well with me. I believe that my tomorrow will be alright! I believe my joy will overflow! I believe that the enemy will never rejoice over me! I believe that it’s well with me! I believe that it will be well with my family. I believe that it will be well with the Redeemed Christian Church of God. I believe, that it will be well with churches of God all over the world. I believe that it will be well with Nigeria. I believe Lord God Almighty that all will be well! I believe that tomorrow will be alright! Yes Lord I believe! I believe King of kings, Lord of Lords that You will show Your Almightiness in my life! From today onwards I believe that it will be well. No more failure, no more sickness, no more defeat, no more death, no more mourning! Lord God Almighty no more bondage, no more demons in my life, I believe! In the mighty name of Jesus I believe! I believe! I believe! I believe Lord! I believe You! O Yes, Lord I believe! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever more. Glory be to Your name Lord! Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!)
I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God and say, “Father I believe that those who put their trust in You, they are never put to shame therefore I declare in the name of Jesus, I will never know shame again.” Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God! “Father I believe, I declare according to Your word, that those who put their trust in You they are never put to shame. So I declare I will never be put to shame again for the rest of my life! I believe in You Lord! I declare with my mouth that I will never know shame again! I will never know shame again! I will never know shame again because I put my trust in You and You said those who put their trust in You shall never be put to shame. They will never be ashamed. I will never be put to shame again. The enemy will never put me to shame again. In the mighty name of Jesus I believe and I proclaim it loud and clear that I will never be put to shame again in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, I believe! I will never, never, never know shame again! I will never, never know shame again! Will never, never know shame again! Oh Blessed be Your Holy name Lord! I proclaim with my mouth now that heaven may hear, that I believe You! I put my trust in You Lord and I will never be put to shame. Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! In Jesus mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!)
And one more time - you lift your voice to Almighty God and say, “Father I believe! Because you are the Lord of Hosts and you have never lost a battle I believe the enemy will never triumph over me!” Go ahead talk to the Almighty God! Let Him hear you! “I believe Lord! Since You are the Lord of Hosts and You have never lost a battle, Yes Lord I believe I will never lose a battle………I believe Lord! Lord of Hosts You have never lost a battle, and I am not going to lose one. The enemy will never triumph over me! I believe, Yes Lord I believe! No more disease for me! No more defeat, no enemy will ever triumph over me! You are the Lord of Hosts You have never lost a battle, You are my Father! Yes Lord, I believe the enemy will never triumph over me! Blessed be Your Holy name Lord! Thank You Jesus! Blessed be Your name! Thank You Father. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Now if you believe that, let’s go on our knees before the Almighty and worship the only One who can make it come to pass that there will be no more lack, no more sorrow, no more sickness, no more death, no more defeat, no more failure. Let’s just worship Him! Let’s bless His Holy name! Let’s magnify His Holy name! Go ahead praise Him! Worship Him! Adore Him! Lord I love You, I love You Lord and magnify Your Holy name! King of Kings, Lord of Lords, the I Am that I Am, the Ancient of Days! The Unchangeable Lord! I praise You. You have never lost a battle, Oh thank You because you are my Daddy, You are my Daddy, You are my Daddy! You are the Almighty God! I worship You! I magnify Your Holy name! Blessed be Your Holy name Lord! Blessed be Your Holy name! You are the Rock of Ages! You are the Unchangeable Lord! You are the Unchangeable Changer! You have no beginning, You have no ending! You are the Alpha, You are the Omega! You are the beginning, You are the ending! You are the Almighty God! I worship You Lord! I adore You Lord! The Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Glory be to Your Holy name Lord! Yes Lord I believe that You are higher than the highest! You are better than the best! You are greater than the greatest1 You are wiser than the wisest! Glory be to Your Holy name! Glory be to Your Holy name! Oh Yes Lord I worship you! I magnify Your Holy name! Blessed, Blessed, Blessed, Blessed be Your Holy name! Blessed be Your Holy name Lord! Blessed be Your name! Glory be to Your name Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Father! Ah thank You Lord! Blessed be Your Holy name! Blessed be Your Holy name! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! In Jesus mighty name we have worshiped! (Amen!)
The Lord asked me to tell you, I will defend my own. (Amen!) He said I will defend my own. (Amen!)
He said there is someone here, the Lord asked me to tell you, it shall be said of you, this is the blessing of the Lord. (Amen!)
O Yes Lord! we believe that Father, we receive it Lord, we give You all the Glory! Father we appreciate You! We love You, we adore You! King of Kings, Lord of Lords! I Am that I Am! Demonstrate Your power here tonight! Show Your glory here tonight in Jesus name! Thank You Father! Glory be to Your name! In Jesus mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
Thank You Father! The Lord said there is somebody here tonight, He said I will expand your capacity for success. (Amen!) Your ability to succeed, He said I will expand. (Amen!) So shall it be!
This month shall be a very special month for you. (Amen!) The kind of blessing you’ve never known before will come you way this month. (Amen!) For the first time in your life, this month, you are going to say “God this blessing is too much!” (Amen!) Everywhere you go this month God will bless you. (Amen!) Wherever you turn, ways will be opened unto you. (Amen!) Where they have said no before, this month they will say Yes! (Amen!) It shall be well with you. (Amen!) It shall be well with your children. (Amen!) It shall be well with your family. (Amen!) It shall be well with your churches. (Amen!) It shall be well with Nigeria. (Amen!) Let me hear your “Amen” to that loud and clear! (Amen!) Shake hands with two or three people. Tell them “It is well with me. I believe it is well with me. It is well with me. It is well with me.” Glory be to God! And then you may be seated. Go ahead! Give the Lord a big round of applause.
I must confess that the choir is getting better month by month, It’s becoming difficult to say which one did the best which is very good. That is the kind of thing I’m looking forward to but tonight the Headquarters being mother still, slightly managed to come first. They slightly beat Mafoluku to second place, but every choir tonight did excellently well. Let’s give the Lord a big round of applause for them. It is not an easy thing to be in the choir. There are hours and hours for practice. Apart from that we all know that Satan hates them because he used to be the choir-master in heaven before he was kicked out. So when he hears good music he says, “Eh you don’t know how to do it!” But he had been kicked out so we take his place. So some of us will sing far, far better than he had ever done and those of us who don’t have the beautiful voices of the choir, at least we can make a joyful noise to the Lord. Alleluia! Amen!
Last month we finished early. Tonight I don’t know when we will finish so tell your neighbour “Get ready for something serious.” Better say it loud and clear, “Get ready for something serious”
1 King 18. The first preacher has preached my sermon. He did a very good job too by the way. I think we should give the Lord a big round of applause for that sermon. 1 King 18:41 : And Elijah said unto Ahab get thee up and eat and drink – all of you who have been lacking food, from this month you will have abundant to eat. (Amen!) And those of you who have food but could not eat because of sickness, from today you will be able to eat and enjoy – for there is a sound of abundance of rain. Elijah said I hear the sound of abundance of rain. With all humility Pastor Adeboye is saying today, I hear the sound of abundance! (Amen!)
Let’s start form the word “hear”. In Gen 1:26-27 the Bible makes it clear to us that man was created in the image of God. It said in the image of God created he them, male and female created he them. So you are created in the image of God and as a result you are a trinity. 1 Thess. 5:23 It says you are a spirit, you have a soul living in a body. So there are three parts of you – spirit, soul and body. As a result of this every man, woman has three sets of eyes, and three sets of ears. I’m not going to spend time on eyes because that’s not important tonight but I have to talk about the ears. Because tonight, by the special grace of God, you will begin to hear. (Amen!)
We have the physical ears and we all know how important the physical ears can be. If somebody is walking along the road and he is deaf and didn’t know when a car is coming from behind, the deafness can cause him death. Even if good is coming and somebody says, “Everybody come and receive something good,” the deaf will not hear and may not be able to get it. Today God will open your ears. (Amen!) And then there is the ear called the ear of understanding, the ear of the soul. Mark 4:23 The Lord Jesus himself said, he who has ears to hear let him hear. It doesn’t talk about physical ears here, it said, he who wants to understand, let him understand. And then there is the spiritual ear. The spiritual ear is the one that you use to hear the voice of God. You begin to hear in the Bible the word of God came to so, so and so. In 2 Sam 7:4-5 the Bible says, the word of God came to Nathan. Today the word of God will come to you. (Amen!) The spiritual ear is what you use to ear when God is speaking. Everybody may be sitting down, listening to music, hearing nothing other than with their ordinary ears but somebody may suddenly be hearing God speaking.
I have told you before, the first time I heard a word of prophecy, as a young Christian, I have attended a fellowship. We have been singing, worshipping God suddenly there was silence and somebody began to speak and said, “Thus said the Lord,” and then he began to speak and I told the man who took me there, “When did God say that? I didn’t hear anything!” He said, “Keep quiet! keep quiet! God is talking!” I was a new Christian. I’ve never heard God speak before. Thank God now I hear Him speak. And I can tell you categorically, I have heard the sound of abundance. I say have heard the sound of abundance!
When God speaks to your spiritual ears it can be as clear as the voice of a man. Like in 1 Sam 3:3-10 the first time that Samuel heard the voice of God he thought it was Eli calling him. He ran to Eli, “I am here sir.” Eli said, “I didn’t call you.” He went back and lay down. The second time the Lord came and said, “Samuel, Samuel!” Whose name is God going to call tonight? Whose name? You better call that name let Him hear your name. Oh yes He’s going to call "Adeboye, Adeboye." Three times it happened. Then Eli said, “It is God calling him.” Next time you hear, tell Him: “Speak Lord, thy servant heareth.”
Now in Amos 3:7 The Bible says God will not do anything without first of all revealing it to His servants, the prophets. Anytime God wants to do anything new, something special, He will tell His prophets first. In Psalm 25:14 The Bible says the secret of the Lord is with them that fear him. I want you to know that God wants to do something new in your life. You better say ‘Amen!’ (Amen!) It may not look like that. It may not appear so. At the time Elijah heard the sound of the abundance of rain there had been dryness for more than three years and the sky was as clear as anything. There was no cloud at all. But then he heard with the spiritual ears and I’m hearing, by the special grace of God, the sound of abundance for me and you. If it is for you too! Say, “Amen” loud and clear! (Amen!) Whenever rain is coming, it is the prophets of God that will hear first. In 2 King 7:1 it was Elisha who heard that within a day famine will be over. He was the first one to hear. I’m happy you are here this month because you are the first to hear now. Abundance is on the way!
Thank You Father! While we are talking, God has been doing all kinds of healing. For example there was someone here, the Lord said it’s as if a massive hand is pulling your navel and that hand has been removed by force. (Amen!)
And the Lord said, there is someone here it’s as if pepper has entered into your brain. That’s how your brain is feeling. If you check now you will know your brain has become cool. The pepper is gone. Thank God.
Now when God wants to do something, He may reveal it to unbelievers in the form of dreams but they won’t understand until they get a prophet of God to come and interpret the dream. In Gen. 41:25-36 for example, it was the king of Egypt that had the dream but it took Joseph to give him the interpretation. Whenever God wants to do something new, He will reveal it first and God is about to do something new in Nigeria, and God is about to do something new in your life! I didn’t hear your “Amen” to that! (Amen!)
When God speaks, it is settled. When God says, this is what I want to do, that is a settled matter. Circumstances may contradict, but that doesn’t change anything that God wants to do. In Rom 4:17 the Bible said, when God was talking to Abraham, that he was going to be a father of a nations, father of many nations. He was talking to somebody who was barren and was old. But God calls things that be not as though they were. Abundance is already coming the way of somebody here tonight. (Amen!) When God spoke to Moses in Ex. 17:1-6………..
Thank You Father! There is somebody here, for quite some time it is as if there is ice block in your chest. But that ice-block has been removed now.
When God spoke to Moses and said, "Take your rod, go to this rock and smite the rock and plenty of water will come out." It was an ordinary rock, dry as anything, but because God said water will come out of it, water gushed out. It doesn’t matter what your situation may be, abundance is coming your way! (Amen!) I say abundance is coming your way! (Amen!)
Now the word of God says that whatever word that had proceeded from the mouth of God will not return to Him void. He said once He has spoken, the word will bring to pass what He has said. For example when He said through Elisha that there was going to be plenty of food within a day, He used four lepers to bring it to pass. I don’t know who God is going to use to bring abundance into your life but that fellow will bring it very soon. (Amen!) The Almighty God, as we learnt last month, can use a boy with a little lunch to bring abundance to thousands of people. I know there is a member of your family that God is going to use. It might be somebody that nobody can ever think can be useful and you might be the one the Almighty is going to use. But many a times God uses his prophet to go and tell someone that the day of want is over. That is what happened to the widow of Zaraphat in 1 King 17:8-16
Thank You Father! The Lord said someone just asked who will ever help me? The Lord asked me to tell you, I the Almighty God will help you! (Amen!)
The widow of Zaraphat had only one meal left when the prophet arrived. And the prophet said, there will never be lack of food in this house again and from that day the food kept on multiplying. I don’t know how God is going to do it, but for those who have ears to hear tonight, abundance is coming your way! (Amen!)
Now hearing is very important because hearing is related to having. I was studying the Bible one day when I came across Mark 4 and when I read it I thought they must have made a mistake in my Bible. So I checked the second Bible, and the third and the fourth and I found it is the same thing. I read it to you. Mark 4:24 And he said unto them take heed what ye hear, with what measure ye mete it shall be measured to you. The section that I find difficult to believe is the one that says, “And unto you that hear shall more be given.” Unto you that…. what? “Hear….. shall more be given.” Now lift your hands to the Almighty God and say, “God let me hear You tonight, let me hear You tonight.” Hearing is important. You must hear from God before your abundance can come.
In Gen. 12:1-3 God spoke to Abraham and said to him, “I will bless you.” God first of all told him. Abraham heard it - God is going to bless me. That was the first thing that happened and by the time we get to Gen 24:34-35 we discover that what God said, had already come to pass. Verse 35 says, “And the Lord has blessed my master – that is Abraham – greatly and he is become great and he has given him flocks, and herds and silver and gold and men servants and female servants and camels and asses." There is somebody here tonight, God is going to bless you greatly! (Amen!) You are going to become great! (Amen!) God is going to give you flocks and herds and silver and gold and men servants and female servants and camels and asses! (Amen!) You better say ‘Amen’ loud and clear! (Amen!) Because once you hear it, it shall come to pass!
In 1 King 3:11-13 God spoke to Solomon and said I will make you richer than any King before you or after you. By the time we get to 1 King 10:24-27, The Bible says Solomon became so rich that silver became like ordinary stones. And how did God do it? Everybody that came to hear Solomon, they brought him gifts. Those that will bring you abundance – from the East they will come, from the West they will come, from the North they will come, from the South they will come because God will make you very, very great! (Amen!)
In Luke 5:4 Jesus Christ said to Peter, “Let down your net for a massive catch.” He heard it first before the massive catch came.
Oh Thank You Father the Lord said there is someone here tonight who has been having serious problems with the kidneys, so that you have to use a machine before you can urinate. The Lord asked me to tell you, from now on you can urinate freely. (Amen!) That’s a big one. Let’s give the Lord a big round of applause. Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! That’s a great one.
So hearing is so important. When the greatest miracle was going to Mary, it happened through hearing. In fact, I remember when I was young I was a catechist in our village, there was a catechist in our village and he used to say Mary got pregnant through the ears and we used to laugh at him. Now I know that the man was speaking the truth. The angel told Mary, “You will be pregnant. You will become a mother of someone so great.” And remember what Mary said in Luke 1:38 It said, “Let it be unto thy maid according to your word.” Tonight I pray that God will let you hear. (Amen!)
Hearing is related to having and is related to health. Ex. 15:26 The Lord said if you will hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord, your God that is the condition that will lead to having no sickness, no disease in your body. Hearing is related to security. Pro 1:33 the Lord says, they that listen to me, they that hear me shall dwell safely. From tonight you will begin to hear in Jesus name! (Amen!)
The reason why hearing is so important is because hearing is also connected to obedience. You have to hear the commandment before you can obey it. As a matter of fact when you hear the Yoruba definition of obedience, the Yoruba say obedience is hearing. When they want to talk about a child who is disobedient what do they call him? “Alaigboran.” …. he can’t hear…... The disobedient child, is a child who can’t hear. When there is a child who is obedient, who is always doing whatever you ask him to do, they call him “eletiomo” the child that has ears. When you want to give somebody very good advice in Yoruba they will say, “Open your ears.” May the Almighty God open your ears tonight in Jesus name! (Amen!)
Now there are two principal ways of hearing from God. One of these two ways is to hear directly from Him yourself. In 1 King 18:1 The Almighty God said to Elijah, “Go and show yourself to Ahab and I will send rain upon the earth.” So Elijah has already heard even before he left home that God is going to send rain but he was the only one who heard! So you can hear directly from God yourself. And then if you didn’t hear from God directly you can then hear the second way - through His prophets. So that the prophet of God can say, I’ve heard something from God and I’m now telling you. And I’m telling you today – I have heard from God. I have heard the sound of abundance. (Amen!)
Thank You Father! It’s a very big one. The Lord says there is someone here, the doctor has diagnosed that your liver is enlarged which is a very serious situation indeed. The Lord asked me to tell you to go for another test. Your liver is normal now. (Amen!) O Yes! Glory be to God!
Now in Ezek. 37:1-10 In that story of the valley of dry bones – you remember when God took Ezekiel to the valley of very dry bones and He asked Ezekiel, “Can these bones live?” and Ezekiel said, “God it’s only You can tell,” God said to Ezekiel, “Prophesy to the bones.” Something interesting is here. Ezekiel prophesied to dry bones. He said, “Dry bones come together!” And immediately they began to obey. It tells you one thing or several things really. Number one, even dead bones can hear and your bones which are not yet dead will hear the word of God tonight. (Amen!) All those bones that are out of joint will hear the word of God tonight! (Amen!) and shall obey God! Now if dry bones can hear, your body as a whole can hear and I’m prophesying to your body tonight – body hear the word of the Lord! Every sickness in you shall go out now! (Amen!) Every disease shall go out now! (Amen!)
Now if dry bones can hear the word of God, your head can hear the word of God – that head that you use to refuse prayer. I’m prophesying to those heads now – head hear the word of the Lord! From now on, it will be well with you! (Amen!) But do you know the most important thing is? If the dry bones can hear, then human beings that are still alive can hear and you will hear tonight in Jesus name! (Amen!)
After hearing there is something called understanding. It is one thing to hear, it is another thing to understand. Anybody can hear a sound but it is not everybody who can understand what is said. If two Germans are talking and you don’t understand German, you will be hearing the sound but you will not know what they are saying. For example in those days when we were in secondary school, there was a language we were learning – they call “Latin”. I’m sure many of you don’t know any Latin now so when you hear me saying “polamalamacana mana………you won’t know what am I’m saying – you heard the sound but those who know Latin will know that I have just said that as bad apples spoil good ones, so bad friends spoil good ones. That’s what I’ve just said. So it is one thing to hear a sound. It is another thing to understand. From tonight, the grace to understand shall be given unto you. (Amen!) I say the grace to understand shall be given unto you! (Amen!)
In John 12:28-29 God spoke to Jesus clearly from heaven but all the people who were standing by they said it thundered whereas God was speaking to His Son. So the question now is, how come some people will hear but they won’t understand? At times it is because God doesn’t want them to understand. Isaiah 6:9
By the way there is someone here having ankle problems. God says He’s taking care of your ankle problems.
Isaiah 6:9: God said concerning certain people, He said, Hear indeed but don’t understand. I pray that you will not be in that category of people in Jesus name! (Amen!) How come that some people hear and they just don’t understand? God said because if they hear and repent then He will be compelled to heal them. So they hear but won’t understand. You will hear and you will understand in Jesus name! (Amen!) For example, we will all hear again and again and again Luke 6:38. The Bible says, give and you shall be given. It is Jesus speaking here. Some people only hear ‘give…’ they don’t hear ‘….you shall be given’ and when they hear that one they say – “Here the Pastor comes, he wants to take my money!” They’ve forgotten the other part that says you shall be given. We all hear 2 Corinth. 9:6 that he who sows bountifully shall reap bountifully. They hear only the sow aspect, they don’t hear the reap aspect.
Many of us hear Malachi 3:10-11 that God said you should bring all the tithes into His house and test Him therewith if He will not open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing that there will not be enough room to receive and that He will rebuke the devourer for our sake. All some people hear is “bring all the tithes…...” and they say, “You must be joking!” I was in that category before. I mean I was for months in that category, after I became a Christian. And I said, “If I don’t know anything at least I know mathematics. 100% is not enough. Now you are telling me 90% will be more than enough! Who are you deceiving?” It took God’s special mercy to cause me to understand that, Ah it is God speaking, not man, and the moment I understood that it is God speaking and the Bible said God is not a man that He should lie and that He is not the son of man that He should repent, everything changed in my life. The ability to understand, the Almighty God will give you tonight in Jesus name! (Amen!)
Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here, there has been a chain round your neck and He says he has broken that chain now and you are free. (Amen!) Oh Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Glory be to God!
And you wonder why is it that some people cannot understand? Because the Bible says in Pro. 20:12 He said that the hearing ear is only from the Lord, and the Almighty God is going to give to you today the hearing ear! (Amen!) Many a times when God wants to bless only one person, a multitude may be there. They may hear the same sound, only one will understand because I’ve always wondered what happened in John 5:1-9
Thank You Father! The Almighty God said there is someone here tonight, the fire that is burning in your chest had been put out. (Amen!) Whoever the fellow is will know that there was a fire burning inside your chest. That fire has been put out.
John 5:1-9 The Bible says there was a multitude of people by the pool of Bethesda and only one was healed. Why? I can’t understand. Jesus stood there. They could all see him. Jesus was a popular man in that time and they saw him talking to this man and I’m sure there will be several people nearby, enough to hear what He was saying, when He was saying, “Will you be made whole?” If people nearby could have said - when that man was saying, “Eh eh my people brought me here and they have left etc…..” the others could have said, “Lord Jesus, he’s not ready, I am ready!” But that man is the one that God wanted to bless. So he’s the only one who heard. He’s the only one who understood! Who is the man that God is going to bless tonight? Let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
Do you know, in spite of all the miracles that the Almighty has performed at the Holy Ghost Service, some people still don’t know that Holy Ghost Service is not just for healing the sick, making the lame walk, making the blind to see even though that is important, but it is a meeting place where man meets with God. It’s the place where God gives victory in every facet of life. One man understood it. Years ago when we were still in the old auditorium there. It was Holy Ghost day. There was fuel scarcity and this fellow has no job. He has lost his job. He said I am going to meet God and I know if I meet him He will solve my problem. You know he trekked from Lagos! He woke up very early in the morning. There was no money for transport anyway and even if there is money for transport, vehicles were scarce. He trekked all the way – he got up early in the morning and arrived just before the program started and I heard about it. I had made the announcement. I said, “Look at somebody who trekked all the way from Lagos." Do you know that he had six offers of employment! He came without a job, he went home with six different offers! I don’t know who you are but there is somebody here today, you are going home with abundance! (Amen!) If you hear that, say ‘Amen’ loud and clear! (Amen!)
Do you know that in the land of Israel the name Lazarus is a common name. It’s a common name. It’s just like Ade in Yoruba land. I don’t think you can get to any village in Yoruba land where there is not somebody called Ade – something. But do you know that when Jesus stood by the tomb and said, ‘Lazarus come forth,” all the Lazarus that had died could have come out that day? But only one heard. One fellow will ear the voice of God tonight. (Amen!) Who is that fellow? Let me hear you say ‘Amen’ (Amen!)
Elijah heard the sound of the abundance of rain and he understood, “Ah, that rain is coming.” He understood it and then he received it, That is the third thing you must take note of tonight. Hearing is important, understanding is important, receiving what God has said by faith is very important. It takes faith to receive the sound of abundance of rain in the clear sky. After more than three years of dryness there are some of us here who will say, “How can abundance ever come my way?” You must take it by faith. It is going to require you receiving it by faith. When Elijah said to the widow of Zarephat the meal that you said you have in the house, go and prepare it for me and from that day onwards there will always be food in this house, it took faith on the part of the woman, of the widow, to receive that statement. I pray that the Almighty God will increase your faith tonight in Jesus name! (Amen!) If I were to say to you tonight that there are some of you here who came by public transport but between now and next year, you will be choosing which car to bring to the Holy Ghost! (Amen!) How many of you heard that one? How many of you understand? How many of you receive that? Let me hear you say ‘Amen’ loud and clear! (Amen!)
In 2 King 7:1-2 when Elisha said that by this time tomorrow there will be so much food that nobody will even want to bother to buy. It is difficult to believe because people were already eating their children! That was how scarce food was! It was difficult to receive it by faith, yet you have to receive it by faith. Again and again in my life I have seen situations when, but for faith in God, it would have been impossible to believe, to receive. When God told Peter, “Throw your net for a mighty catch.” it was difficult to believe. That’s why he said, “Lord I’ve fished all night and I caught nothing, so don’t let me waste my time throwing all nets.” – because he had his doubts. Finally he threw at least one net. And I have good news for somebody - no matter how difficult it seems for you to believe, very soon poverty will become a stranger to you. (Amen!)
Remember that the Almighty God who is talking to you is also called the All-Sufficient One. Remember Psalm 24:1 says the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. Remember the Bible says that the Lord made all things and therefore He can control all things. How He’s going to bring abundance into your life I don’t know! But just receive it by faith! He can use birds. He has done it before. He fed Elijah for a whole year by sending birds twice a day. They brought bread and meat morning and evening. He knows what He’s going to do. He can use fish. He can ask the fish to open its mouth and put in money there and then He can ask you to go and catch the fish. When he said that Peter should throw his net, I am sure He commanded the fish in the river to keep jumping into the net. Your miracles will begin to jump into your house from now! (Amen!) I know this must be true because once upon a time, I went fishing with some of my friends. Each time I throw in the hook into the river, it caught a fish. I didn’t even have to wait. As soon as the hook got into the river, I pull it out and there is a fish there! It was as if the fish were struggling to be caught. I want to tell you that very soon blessing will be struggling to come into your house! (Amen!)
Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here, He said, as Pharaoh sponsored the education of Moses so will I use your opponent to promote you! (Amen!) Do you know that all the days that Pharaoh was paying for the education of Moses he was doing it joyfully. Everyone opposing you now will be used by God to promote you! (Amen!)
I want you to know one thing for sure, the Bible says in Romans 11:33 it said the ways of God are past finding out. You can’t find out His ways. How He’s going to do it - I don’t know! I’ve told you the story before of a young man who came to me, “Daddy pray for me. Very soon I want to be able to sponsor the Convention.” I said, “Oh that’s wonderful!" So I prayed for him and he left. The following week he came back. He said, “I asked you to pray for me so that I can sponsor the Convention. I got to my place of work and they sacked me!” “Congratulations!” He said, “How can you say, ‘Congratulations?’ I lost my job! How can I sponsor the Convention when I lost my job?” I said, “How much are you earning? How can you sponsor the Convention from your salary? My God has shut one door so that He can open another.” There is somebody here tonight, the door of abundance will open to you this month in Jesus name! (Amen!) His ways are not our ways, His ways are different from our own – completely. Don’t try to use your little brain to understand how will He do it. Hear it, understand it receive it – then you can see God in action.
There is somebody here who is going to give a testimony soon in Jesus name! (Amen!) Then what is the next thing you do after you have heard it, understood it, received it? The next thing is proclaim it! Say it with your mouth! Let God know you have believed! One of the greatest signs of faith is what you say. 2 Corinth. 4:13 it says, ‘I believe therefore I speak’. How many of you believe that it’s going to be well with you? Then say it with your mouth! “It is well with me!” You better say it loud and clear! “It is well with me.” You know some people look at me – some of my children, when I say, “How are you?” and they say, “I’m great!”. They look at the fellow and they say, “What is he saying?” Let them wait. Very soon they will know that what you are saying is what you shall be! So how are you? “I’m great!” I say, “How are you?” “I’m great!” “How great?” “Very great!” Let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
Thank You Father! The Lord just said there is somebody here who heard the sound as if a tree is being uprooted. The Lord asked me to tell you, that the tree of poverty has been uprooted in your family! (Amen!)
The Bible says out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The Bible says in Pro 18:21 It said death and life are in the power of the tongue – whether you are going to live the rest of your life in abundance or poverty is in the power of your tongue! It depends on what you say. If you believe, you must say it out.
When I was very young, carrying - you know in those days when you are going to primary school – your slate something - you write…. you call it slate abi? slate rather! I carried my slate on my head, hold my chalk with one hand.. There was an old man in my village, anytime I’m passing by he will look at me and say, “Akowe Agba!”. Here is somebody going to the school, and that time I’m sure whether I could write a..b..d… up to the end. And when I get to school I will look at my classmate and announce to them, “I am Akowe Agba!!” Later on as I began to grow, suddenly the same old man, an ordinary farmer, started calling me a different name. He began to call me 'Baba Eko' - the Daddy of Lagos! That was someone who lived in Ifewara who had never gone to Ilesha - he started calling me “Baba Eko!” And whenever I’m joking with my friends I will announce to them this is ‘Akowe Agba Baba Eko!’.
Who are you? Let me hear you say it loud and clear! “I’m great” There are some of you who are going to be the greatest! (Amen!) So tell your friend, “I’m going to be the greatest!” Say it loud and clear! Say it one more time! That’s why that song that I taught you at the beginning must never leave your mouth again. Keep singing it from now on. Don’t wait till December before you sing your own! Don’t wait till the Congress when we begin to sing it as our song. Before the Congress comes you will have testimonies. (Amen!) Say it one more time, “It is well with me!”
The Bible says, By your word you will be justified. The Shunamaite woman that we read about in 2 king 4:18-26, when the child died, she started by saying, “It shall be well. It shall be well.” By the time she ended, she said, “It is well.” Do you know before the day was over, it was well! I believe, Yes Lord I believe! It is well with me. Say it loud and clear: I believe! Yes Lord I believe it is well with me. When Abraham was taking his son, Isaac, to the mountain top in Gen:7-13 the boy said, “Father I can see the knife. I can see the wood. I can see the fire. Where is the Lamb for the offering?” What was it that Abraham said? He said, “The Lord will provide”. Did God provide? (Yes!) Oh tell your neighbour: God will provide abundantly for me! Say it loud and clear so God himself will hear! Mark 11…..
Thank You Father! The Lord said I should ask a question. Is any one here ready for a surprise? (Yes!) He asked me to tell you then, whoever you are, the day is come when you will say I’ve never had it so good! (Amen!) I think if you are the one you should just stand up and wave your hand to the Almighty God and say, “Yes Lord I receive that! I receive that! I receive that! I’m ready for that! I’m ready for that! I’m ready for that surprise! O Yes Lord I believe! Lord I receive it, I receive it! Lord, I receive it Lord! Glory be to Your Holy name in Jesus mighty name!” (Amen!) God bless you, you may be seated.
In Mark 11……. Oh Thank You Jesus! In Mark 11:23 the Bible says….. this is my own interpretation…. your word can create something for you. It said a man will have whatsoever he says. When we came to Camp in 1983, this was the headquarters of highway robbers on the Expressway. The only other people sharing this place with them, who are plenty, were snakes - big ones, small ones. For your information I still killed one last night. But I told those of us who were here then that God is going to build a city here. How many of you remember that I told you? The first set of buildings - eleven in number, because we were so poor, we put some stick to the ground, just like the auditorium you see over there and we used block wall up to just about a metre high and then surrounded it with mosquito net. That was our city then and those who didn’t like us, they mocked us, They said, “Their camp is like the house of chickens.” They can’t mock us anymore now. All those who are mocking you, they will be silenced in Jesus name! (Amen!) Say with your mouth, “I believe, it is well with me!” It’s your voice that will call forth what is going to happen to you. Elijah announced it. He said, “I hear the sound of abundance of rain.” I am announcing to you what I’ve heard, loud and clear - through you, the Lord God is going to bring about a new definition of greatness. (Amen!) Within the next two years, as the Lord lives, when they are counting the richest people in the world they will mention your name! (Amen!) If you believe that give God a big round of applause.
You must speak boldly with your faith because just as your voice can create what is going to happen to you, so can it remove obstacles in your way. Mark 11:23 said that if there is a mountain blocking your way, you speak to the mountain. It didn’t say go and get Caterpillar. It said speak to the mountain. Everything that will block your way to greatness shall be removed tonight in Jesus name! (Amen!) Do you know that David had no sword in his hand when he said to Goliath, he said, “This day, this day I will kill you and I will cut off your head!” He had no sword. But before the day was over he was holding the head of Goliath. Every Goliath in your life shall lose their heads tonight in Jesus name! (Amen!)
You have to speak it, you have to speak it out, speak it out! It is what you believe that you will say. If you say that this month I shall have a breakthrough so shall it be. Many of us spend all our days complaining. When you see two or three people sitting together now, they will be talking about all the difficulties in Nigeria. I never sit down with them. I get up and leave. You can talk about mountains, describe them, make them look bigger – my own assignment is to remove them. Every mountain in your life, this month, they will jump into the sea in Jesus name! (Amen!)
In the story of the woman with the issue of blood she said it and as she said, so it happened and this is going to be a month that you will never forget for the rest of your life! (Amen!)
Thank You Father! You know I said it, my Father has ratified it. Daddy says tell my children I will silence their mockers! (Amen!) He said I will silence their mockers! (Amen!) All those who think you will never become anything I want to prophesy to you in the name of the Lord - many of them, you will employ them! (Amen!) I say you will employ them! (Amen!) Because they will come to you and will say, “Help us!” “No problem! You want to work? I will give you work!” So shall it be in Jesus name! (Amen!)
The Lord says there is one old fellow here, who said that, I wish I were younger. The Lord asked me to tell you, you are not too old for me to help. He will help me in Jesus name! Amen!
So you hear it and I’m sure you have heard the sound of abundance of rain, you understand it, you receive it by faith then you proclaim it by faith and the next thing – you should work for it. Ah ah! We thought that thing will just come. Money will just drop from heaven! Oh Yes it’s going to drop from heaven in form of opportunities - contracts (Amen!) businesses! (Amen!) promotions! (Amen!) that’s coming your way in Jesus name! (Amen!) But like the preacher who preached first said, you better get ready for hard work because 2 Thess.3:10 it said those who will not work should not eat. If you have any relative who is lazy and you want to help him or her, don’t give him food. When hunger comes he will learn to work. He who will not work should not eat. The promise of God is you shall eat the labour of your hand. If you are not going to work then there is nothing to eat. The promise of God for those He will bless is that whatsoever they do shall prosper. There are some people who have heard what I’ve said and they will run away with half of what I have said. It is not enough for you to say, “I am great! I am rich!” And they ask you to come and work and you say I don’t want to work. You can say, 'I am great!' from morning till night. If you don’t work, you will be small. Can you imagine somebody going around, everyday for ten years saying, “I am a doctor. I am a doctor! I believe I am a doctor!” and he did not go to medical school? Maybe he will be a doctor of shoes!
I know some of my friends, we came into full time ministry around the same time and you know the principle of faith that when you believe you must confess and every morning they will wake up and say, ‘I have a car, I have a car. I confess….” They wake up 11 o’clock. They get to work by 1 o’clock and close 3 o’clock. You see them who say, “I’m great, I’m great!” and will not study – he will be great in getting zero. Some of my children before had said, “But you said God can do anything! Just begin to look for me. I can't go to this one, I can't go to this one.” and I was teaching at St.Finbarrs - teaching mathematics at CMS Grammar school, teaching mathematics…. don’t let me mention all the others, and if anybody asked in the office, where is this fellow? "The Dean sent him on an errand." I don’t know how God is going to give you abundance but it will start this month! (Amen!) Are you ready for hard work? I say are you ready for hard work?
Thank You Father! The Lord said there is a man here your private organ has been growing steadily smaller. The Lord asked me to tell you, it is back to normal. Congratulations.
Now you must be ready for hard work but the hard work must be with wisdom. With what? With wisdom. Eccl. 9:16 it said wisdom is better than strength. As they say in Yoruba land “Alagbara mamero” Wisdom is better than strength. You have to use wisdom even in your hard work. Don’t be a scatterer but be a planter.Pro.11:24, it says there is he that scattereth and yet increaseth. That is true - the one who is scattering will increase, no doubt about that, but remember the story of the sower. Jesus Christ said the sower went out to sow, and as they do it in Israel in those days - I’m sure they don’t use that method anymore, you just take your bag of seed put your hand in the bag and fling the seed. What happens when the sower was sowing? Some fell by the wayside. Birds came and ate them. Some came and fell on the stone, on the stony ground, they grow up and dried up, Some fell among thorns. They grow up but thorns choked them. Some fell on good soil, thank God but consider, this man went to sow and he was scattering and three quarters of his effort was wasted. From today onward there will be no more wasted effort in you in Jesus name! (Amen!)
There are some of us because we learnt 'Give and it shall be given…' anybody who says, "I need..", we give to the fellow. Somebody writes to you – "So, so so evangelistic association, I need money…." so you send, You don’t even know whether the man is a man of God or not. There are so many 419 all over the world. When you want to plant, plant with wisdom. Don’t spend your energy without control. Control your energy. Be focused. I’ve told you the story before. For years I was going to America, attending one conference or the other and anytime it is time for offering, Oh because I learnt 'Give and it shall be given unto you..' so the little dollars I have, I begin to give. But I waited for return, nothing came back and like me I normally ask questions, “Daddy where is the harvest?” That night I had a dream and I saw myself in a very big farm land with many heaps and in that dream I knew it was my farm land and that I have planted yam in all of them and I was wondering that day, why is it that my yam is not germinating? And something just moved me in that dream to check what is wrong with my yam. And I discovered that under the yam was concrete and I woke up. And God told me you have been planting on concrete ground. That is why there had been no harvest. I prayed to God that day and things changed. Now my attention becomes focused. Now in ten years, by the special grace of God, the Redeemed Christian Church of God in North America started from one parish now to 154 parishes. I pray for you tonight, the wisdom you need so that every effort you put in will bring in abundance, God will give it to you in Jesus name! (Amen!)
Work hard, work with wisdom. There are many of us, for example, the only things we sell are things that Christians will buy. There is no wisdom in that. You take money from him and bring to your pocket. The money is still in the same pocket. When God says that the wealth of the wicked is stored up for the righteous, how are we going to get it from them? Let’s think of what they need and sell it to them. Everybody now wants to sell tapes, Bibles…. How many Bibles are we going to have? God will give you wisdom, supernatural wisdom tonight. (Amen!) So that by the time you come next month many of you will already be employers of labour! (Amen!)
So you hear it, you understand it, you receive it by faith, you proclaim it, you work for it and then number six you pray for it and we are going to do some praying tonight. Why must I pray? Why did Elijah go to pray after he heard the sound of abundance of rain?
Number one the Bible says unless the Lord builds the house they labour in vain that build it. Psalm 127:1 Except the Lord build the house they labour in vain that build it. From tonight you will never labour in vain again. (Amen!) Not only that, the word of God says, “If you ask anything in my name I will do it.” John 14:14 Ask for abundance, Ask for it! open your mouth and ask for it! There is nothing wrong in praying for it! David said in Psalm 119:17 he said, “Deal bountifully with me, oh Lord.” That’s the prayer of David. That should be your own prayer also! If you pray the prayer and somebody says why are you praying for abundance, tell the fellow, “You pray for dryness. I want abundance!” And don’t pray once and stop. Elijah did not pray once and stop. He kept on praying seven times until the rain came! Remember, the Lord said you should ask till your joy be full. I’m still praying for great expansion! I’m praying that among you there will be billionaires! (Amen!) And because I know some of my colleagues, the Pastors, will be saying, “In our own case now what are we going to do? We can’t do business anymore - we are full time Pastors.” We must tighten our belts and pray for our members that everything called poverty in their lives must disappear. When the members prosper, the Pastor will prosper too! There are some of you here looking at me now, within the next one year you will buy a car for your Pastor! (Amen!) I didn’t hear your ‘Amen’ to that! (Amen!)
And then before you begin to pray, you have to settle certain issues. The first issue you must settle is ask yourself the question, “Why do I want abundance?” What do you want to do with abundance? After all no matter how rich you are, you can’t eat more than one meal at a time. You can’t wear more than one set of clothes at a time. Even if you have more than ten cars you can only ride in one at a time and if there are a hundred rooms in your house and you begin to move from one room to another everyday they will take you to Aro. What do you want abundance for? I already have the answer to my own. What do you want to use your abundance for? I want to use it to serve the Lord. What do you want to use your own for? That’s important because abundance is coming. There are some of you, no matter how hard you try, after tonight now you cannot even dodge the abundance that is coming your way. (Amen!) So you must settle that issue.
The second thing you must settle is, Am I going to be a wise steward of the abundance? because Prov.1:32 says the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. If prosperity comes to the fool it will kill him because he won’t know what to do with it. There are some of you now, who are cool-headed Christians doing the will of God. If money comes, real big money - that is coming because I’ve already heard the sound of abundance - they will say, well the money has come let me spend it and before they know it they will destroy themselves with the way they spend it. You must be ready to be a wise steward of the money that is coming your way.
Now before we pray, because we are about to pray now. I’ve been speaking to you now for more than two and half hours so we should get ready to pray. There is one important thing we must notice in the story we read in 1 King. Before the rain fell, fire fell first. You know the story very well. Elijah put a sacrifice on the altar, called on God, said, “The God that answereth by fire let him be God.” And fire came. I studied the Scripture. I found that there are seven occasions fire came down from heaven apart from the time when Elijah decided to roast his enemies and that is not the one we are discussing tonight. There are seven cases in the Bible when fire came down from heaven and it was always to consume a sacrifice. I will give you the passages quickly and then it will be time to go and pray.
Number one, Lev.9:15-24 that is when Moses offered a sacrifice to God and fire came down and consumed it.
Number two, Judg.6:11-21 that is when Gideon offered his offering to God.
Number three, Judg.13:17-20 when Manoah offered his offering to God
Number four, 1 Chro.21:14-27 that is when David offered his offering to God.
Number five, 2 Chro.7:1-3, that is when Solomon offered his offering to God
And then number 6, 1 Kings 18:38 that’s when Elijah offered his own offering to God
And number seven is Acts 2:1-4 that’s when the disciples offered themselves to God and the Holy Ghost came down and the fire lighted upon every one of them.
Every one who is expecting the rain of abundance must first of all put himself or herself on the altar as a sacrifice unto God. I surrender all – anything you give me, anything you make me, You can have it for Your use. It is such people that God will say, “Alright I will send down fire of the Holy Spirit to take the offering and then I will send down abundance upon the fellow.”
There are many of us who had been Christians for years and there is nothing we are doing in the church of God. We are not in the workers, we are not in the choir we are not in the ushers, we are not in the prayer warriors, we are not in the evangelism team, we are not in the fellowship team. What are you? And now you want abundance! The fire must fall on a sacrifice before the abundance will come. And after you have now made up your mind – I will be a living sacrifice – you can then go ahead and prove to God that you mean business by giving Him a special sacrificial offering. You can say to the Almighty God, "Just see what I will do when You have given me the abundance. Let me give you a sample of what I will do when You have given me the abundance!" Then you can pick something that is precious to you and say, “God I offer this to You as a sacrifice.” And Almighty God will receive your offering and abundance will come. So let me quickly repeat what I have said because of the importance of tonight.
If you are going to have abundance the first thing is you hear it. Either you hear it directly from God or you hear through His prophet. After you hear it, you understand it, After you’ve understood it, you receive by faith. After you receive by faith, you proclaim with your mouth. After you have proclaimed then you will work for it, you get ready for hard work, After you have made up your mind you will work hard, then you will pray for abundance and before you pray for abundance you must understand that the fire must precede the rain. You must dedicate yourself to the Almighty God completely because God will only release His abundance to people He can control. And after you’ve made up your mind, I will be a living sacrifice, then you can give God a token of your dedication to show Him, God you try me and see what this boy or this girl will do.
Now of course the preacher before me had covered some points that I thought that there’s no need to cover. And one of the crucial points he mentioned is this –anyone who is ready for abundance must be ready for the life of holiness! Oh if you want to pray and you want God to hear you, you have to be holy. The Bible says, if I regard iniquity in my heart the Lord will not hear me and God is going to hear you tonight! I didn’t hear ‘Amen’ to that one! (Amen!) That is one.
Anyone who is here who is not yet born again, before we even begin to cry to God for abundance, come and surrender your life to Jesus. Let Him save your soul! Let Him wash away your sin. When there is no more iniquity in your life, when your sins have been forgiven then you can cry to God and He will hear you and then He can send abundance to you. So if you are here and you are not yet born again and you want to surrender your life to Jesus so that He can forgive you and save your soul, you must begin to come now. I will count only up to ten because the rest of us are ready to pray now so if you want to give your life to Jesus begin to come now 1……….2……..3…….4…The Bible says the wages of sin is death, that includes financial death, it includes financial death, it includes sickness, it includes poverty but the gift of God is eternal life. Jesus said, “I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.” Come and give your life to Jesus Christ now….5………6 There is a day for salvation. This is the day for somebody. 7 now... If you know you want to come, you have to move. The choice is yours. God won’t force you to be saved but if you are not saved then you continue with your problems. It is only after He has saved your soul that He can begin to hear your prayers. It is only then that things can begin to change. 8 now…. He says come unto me all you that labour and are heavy-laden and I will give you rest - but you have to come to Him first. If you want an end to all your sufferings, if you want an end to all your labouring, if you want an end to working like an elephant and eating like a rat, you have to give your life to Jesus Christ first. He said come unto me all you that labour and I will give you rest. 8 now……..this is going to be the final count. Before it is too late if you want to give your life to Jesus run up here now and now 9……..Once I reach ten it may be too late!
Now those of you who have already come forward, begin to talk to the Almighty God - say, “I’ve come to surrender, my life to You. Save my soul! Forgive my sins and I will serve You for the rest of my life. Be the Lord of my life! Be my Saviour! Forgive everything that can stand between me and the answer to my prayers!” Begin to call on the Almighty God!
The rest of us let’s stretch our hands towards these people and pray for them – that the One who saved our souls, will save their own soul also. Please pray for them! Brethren open your mouth and pray for these people! Pray that the Almighty God, the Saviour of mankind will be merciful unto these people and save their souls.Those of you in front begin to pray! Ask the Lord to have mercy on you and those of you who are still coming – hurry up! I know some of you are coming from a distance but please hurry up! Call on the Almighty God that he will save your soul tonight! Ask him to be merciful unto you! Brethren let’s stretch our hands towards these people and pray for them for another one minute that God will be merciful unto them and save their souls and forgive all their sins. Pray for them brethren! Ask the One who saved your own soul to save them too. That His Blood will cleanse them from all their sins! Pray for them! Pray for them! Oh Thank You Father! For another thirty seconds let’s pray for them.
Father we want to thank You for all these Your people who have come forward to give their lives to You. Please remember Your promise Lord that whosoever will come to You, You will in no wise cast out. These people have come now. Receive them in Jesus name! (Amen!) Be merciful unto them in Jesus name! (Amen!) Forgive their sins in Jesus name! (Amen!) Wash away all their sins in Your Blood in Jesus name! (Amen!) Save their souls and write their names in the Book of Life in Jesus name! (Amen!) From today when they cry unto You, answer them in Jesus name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Now those of you who are in the front let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia’ (Alleluia!) I want to rejoice with you because right now there is joy in heaven over you and I want to promise you from today, by the grace of God, I will be praying for you. So I will need your names, your addresses and your prayer requests and then I will be praying for you. If you look at my left, which is your right, there is a brother waving a piece of wood. Follow him, he will take you where there are Pastors waiting. They will take this information and then bring you back. You can begin to go now. Let’s give the Lord a big round of applause!
We’ll do two things quickly. Number one. Those who have special testimonies they can move to the back of the altar now, to go and see the people who will listen to their testimonies and then number two I want you to meditate on what you have already heard - abundance is coming your way. I didn’t hear ‘Amen’ to that! (Amen!) Meditate for a minute. What will I really do with abundance? And then pray a prayer. Say, “Father, if You are going to bless just ten people here tonight, let me be one of them.” Go ahead talk to the Almighty God! “Even if there are only ten people that You mean this abundance for tonight, let me be one of them.” Talk to the Almighty God. It will be you, with the backing of all men of God present here tonight. So please Pastors let’s take our positions and all of us, we want to pray just for a few minutes. We want you to be hot, we want to be smart. We want the fire to fall and we want rain to begin to fall. Remember what I told you last month - Jesus never said to anyone, “Come back tomorrow.” So I don’t know about you, but I’m going to get my miracle today.
I want you to stand on your feet and as usual our first prayer is a shout of praise to God. Let somebody shout a big ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Thank You Father! Blessed be Your name Lord! Glory, Glory, Glory, Glory be to Your Holy name Lord! Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! Amen!
And now you will lift your voice to the Almighty. I want you to pray these prayers with all your heart – and say, “Father open my ears, let me hear the sound of abundance!” Go ahead, talk to the Almighty, “Father, open my ears, Let me begin to hear the sound of abundance! Open my ears! O Lord let me hear the sound of abundance! Let me begin to hear the sound of abundance! Open my ears, open my ears oh Lord!” (Amen!)
You say, “Father, the faith to receive, give to me tonight!” Let’s talk to the Almighty God! The faith to receive, give it to me tonight, give it to me tonight! The faith to receive, to receive abundance from You, give it to me tonight Father, give it to me, give it to me tonight! Let it lose it’s head tonight! I am proclaiming it now loud and clear! Every Goliath that will stand between me and abundance lose your head tonight in the mighty, in the mighty name of Jesus! You lose your head, you lose your head! Thank You Father! Glory be to God! In Jesus mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!)
The Lord says there is someone here, between you and a mountain or that a mountain is standing between you and your abundance He asked me to ask you, “Now move that mountain! Command: mountain move in the mighty name of Jesus! Mountain move out of my way! Mountain of doubt, mountain of sickness, mountain of poverty, mountain of joblessness move now! Move now! Mountain of problem standing between me and my abundance in the mighty name of Jesus move now! Whether it’s a political mountain or a spiritual mountain move! move! I command you in the mighty name of Jesus Christ move now! Move now in the mighty name of Jesus! Mountain move, move!”
Then you say, “Father, you say whatsoever I ask for in the name of Jesus shall be given to me. Now I ask for abundance, supernatural abundance, a kind of abundance the world has never seen before.” Open your mouth and ask for abundance! In the mighty name of Jesus I ask for abundance, the kind of abundance the world has never seen before! Give me abundance, Lord! Give me abundance, Lord! The kind of abundance the world has never seen before! In Jesus name we pray! (Amen!)
Before you pray your own personal prayer I want to encourage you pray this one with faith And say, “Father this day let my rain begin to fall.” Talk to the Almighty God! Amen!
Now it is time for you to pray your own personal prayer but I want to advise you to include in that private prayer that the Almighty God will send help to you, that God will send help to you from East, from West, from North, from South. Include it in your private prayers. Say, “Lord send help to me." and then add your own personal prayer to that. Go ahead talk to the Almighty. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Now you are going to pray for your neighbour. The Africans have a saying. They say one rich man among a thousand is the head of the poor ones. If all of us prosper together the work of the Gospel will be far, far easier. Take the hand of your neighbour. Pray for him or her and say, “Father give him abundance.” Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty. “Give to this my brother abundance Lord! Give him abundance, O Lord! Beginning from now, in Your own supernatural way give him abundance O Lord, Give him abundance! Give him abundance in the morning! Give him abundance in the afternoon! Give him abundance in the evening, abundance in every sphere of life! Give him abundance Lord! Abundance for wisdom, abundance for anointing, abundance for health, abundance of open doors. Lord give him abundance, give him abundance all the days of his life! Give him abundance Lord that Your name may be glorified Thank You Father! Glory be to Your name in Jesus mighty name we have prayed! (Amen)
Finally I want you to pray for me. Because of the Law of harvest, whatsoever you sow, that is what you reap. Whatever you wish yourself, go ahead pray it for me……..in Jesus name we pray! So shall it be in Jesus name! (Amen!)
It will be well with you! (Amen!) Beginning from today your rain of blessing will begin to fall! (Amen!) Every Goliath in your way will lose his head in Jesus name! (Amen!) That mountain between you and abundance has been removed in Jesus name! (Amen!) Wherever you go blessings will pursue you! (Amen!) Blessing will overtake you! (Amen!) Unusual favour will be your portion! (Amen!) The Almighty God himself will embarrass you with blessing. (Amen!) All your mockers are already silenced! (Amen!) It shall be well with you! (Amen!) In Jesus mighty name we have prayed! (Amen!) If you receive that let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Put your hands together for the Almighty God. And then you maybe seated thank you very much.
We have one or two things to do and then we will be on our way…..
The Lord revealed himself to me that He’s going to use me to uproot some evil power in my foundation so when I started the work I later discover that my father was involved. He was the one that placed a curse of slavery upon me. In the process the Lord delivered me. He tried to come around to terminate my life and the thing back-fired. But before then I was raped in my dream. Since I was raped almost a month ago I discovered that my organ will go and come back. There was no life after sometime and the thing started to shrink and it was revealed also that the curse was sustained by my step-mother. The organ that has been shrinking is back to normal now. Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord! My name is Gbenga Francis Olusegun. My testimony today goes this way. I have kidney failure for long and ever since then I’ve been going on dialysis - that is they use machine to pass out my urination. I have done six different dialysis. I am supposed to go for the seventh one yesterday before I have to take it within myself that no, this time around its enough because of the expenses so I have to come to God Almighty for healing and right now I have gotten the healing! Had it been you could see it very well, you see that my legs are swollen – it was as a result of the urination which I ought to have gone for but because I did not go for it that is why you see the sign of swollen. But before I cannot walk but now I can walk due to the fact that I am healed. God bless us all.
Praise the Lord! My name is Ugochukwu Kalu I am giving this testimony to the glory of God and to the total shame of the devil. For the past three months I have been receiving some series of attack. I can’t be able to know the source of the attack but yesterday I receive my healing. I used to receive a kind of presence anywhere I go, all round Lagos, anywhere I go, any place I enter I will receive a demonic presence and that presence, it will be turning my brain. It will look as if I want to run mad. So at times I will lay down and pray and ask God what is the cause of all this problem? I don’t know what is the source? Even when I came to the Camp I felt the same presence, so yesterday was Thursday praise and worship. I said God I am coming to this place to worship You tonight. If You heal me, I will continue to praise You all the days of my life so when I stepped into this place yesterday the thing persisted. You know it was so serious - even more than ever before so I started to worship God during the praise worship. I keep on worshipping God and dancing to God…. before I know it I couldn't be able to feel the pain again even up till now I couldn’t believe up till today the pain is no more there. I have received my healing. Praise the Lord! The back pain I use to have, in my brain the symptoms of madness I used to have in my brain I am no more having it again. I am free now…., my body is very, very cool now! Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord! On Sunday last week my four year old daughter was kidnapped inside the church at Redeemed Christian Church of God, Salvation Centre, G. R. A., Ikeja. Just immediately after the service. I thank the Lord Almighty that intervened concerning this girl. The woman that kidnapped her returned her back on Monday morning. The girl did not eat food in her house and she was able to trace all the three places they took her to and she said that in one of the places there is this baby like a teddy bear – that’s how she can describe it – that the teddy bear baby was beating her and, she started beating the teddy bear back. She did not cry and the teddy bear baby did not cry. I thank the Lord Almighty that destroyed every power of the enemy concerning the child. Praise the Lord!
Now if it was your daughter that got missing or if it is your husband’s organ that disappear and reappear, if you are the one feeling pepper in your brain and if you are the one who had to use machine before you can urinate and God set you free I’m sure you will even praise Him more than you are doing! I’m sure you will really praise Him with all your heart. Let somebody shout a big Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
PRAISE THE LORD!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye