ANOINTING FOR FRUITFULNESS 3rd of September, 2004
Alleluia!! Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) This month is going to be a special month for somebody. Now I didn't say for everybody. I said for somebody. Now if you are that somebody let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Thank You Lord!
There is something special about divine pronouncements. It is those who receive it that will benefit from it and there is someone her tonight for whom I have good news and the good news is God loves you! (Amen!) And because God loves you, whatever the enemy may try, they will fail. (Amen!) Because the Bible says the reason you are more than a conqueror is because God loves you. The enemy will fail over you. (Amen!) Their weapons will not prosper concerning you. (Amen!) The Lord of Hosts himself will defend you. (Amen!) The One who has never lost a battle will fight your battles. (Amen!) All the enemies that have been coming against you will be scattered. If they come against you one way they will flee seven ways.(Amen!) And every Red Sea before you will be opened tonight. All because God loves you!
Now, if you are the one that God loves this month, you should show God that you appreciate His love and you do that by praising Him like you have never done before! Praise Him like nobody else, worship Him, magnify His holy Name because He loves you! Show Him that you love Him too – Father, I love You, I appreciate You! Almighty God! I glorify Your Holy Name because You love me in a very special way and because You love me, that is why I'm more than a conqueror! And because You love me, that's why I'm more than a conqueror! That's why there's nothing that the enemy can do against me now! Because you love me – that's why no weapon fashioned against me shall prosper, that's why You defend me, that's why You fight my battles, that’s why you scatter my enemies, that's why You open the Red Sea before me – oh I want to say I love You too! I love You too! Lord, I love You too! I love You too! I appreciate You Lord and magnify Your Holy Name. I said Lord I thank You King of Glory!, the Ancient of Days!, The I AM that I AM!, the Unchangeable Lord!, I love You too! I bless Your Holy Name! I say may Your Name forever be glorified! Thank You! Ancient of Days!! Thank You! Unchangeable Lord!! Blessed, blessed, blessed be Your Holy Name!! I will praise You! I will adore You! ……. I will praise You Lord! From everlasting to everlasting I will adore You! I will magnify Your Holy Name because You are the Almighty! There's no one like You! Prince of Peace! Ancient of Days!! I love You! I love You! I love You! …….. I appreciate You!…….. Thank You my Father, Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we worship! (Amen!)
The Bible says, if the Lord had not been on our side when the enemy rose up against us they would have swallowed us up. Brethren today let's thank God for being our defender, our Protector, the One fighting our battles, our Provider, our all-in-all! Praise Him one more time! Thank You Lord! For being my Defender, for fighting my battles, for supporting me, for strengthening me, for providing me – Lord I thank You! If You had not been on my side what will I be saying now? If You had not been there when the enemy rose up against me, what will I be saying now? Lord God Almighty! Accept my thanks today! Accept my thanks today! I am grateful! I am grateful! I am grateful! I say Thank You!! Helper of the helpless Thank You!! Thank You for fighting my battles. Thank You for defending me! Thank You for protecting me! Thank You for being there for me! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! King of Kings! Lord of Lords! The Ancient of Days!! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Lord! …..Thank You! Thank You for loving me, Thank You for saving my soul, Thank You for helping me, Thank You! Thank You Almighty God! Thank You! In Jesus mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)
Now, you lift your voice to Him and say, Father, let me love You in return. Help me to serve You! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God! Lord, help me to love You in return. Help me to serve You! Let me serve You! Let me worship You! Let me witness for You! Help me to demonstrate my love for You! Help me to demonstrate my love for You! Help me to demonstrate this love by giving, by worshipping, by witnessing! Help me to love You in return! …. Help me to love You in return. King of Kings! Lord of Lords! The I AM that I AM! The Ancient of Days! Help me to love You in return. Give me the grace to serve You with all my heart! To serve You with all my soul! To serve You with all my being! Serve You with all my strength! Help me to love You in return! Help me to demonstrate my love for You, in giving. In worshipping in winning souls for You! Help me to love You! Help me to love You in return! Help me to serve You whole-heartedly all the days of my life! Help me Father! Help me Almighty God!! Help me to serve You, to love You, to do Your Will – all the days of my life! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed!
And now you lift your voice to Him and you say, Father, You the lover of my soul! Arise today! And let my enemies be scattered! Take charge Almighty God, the lover of my soul! Arise and let all of my enemies be scattered! O Thou! Lover of my soul arise! Arise! And let all my enemies be scattered….. O Thou lover of my soul…. In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
We are going to take that prayer point again. And we’ll be specific this time. Father, all those forces that are against my fruitfulness, that are against my multiplication, that are against my greatness, arise o Lord and scatter them all – speak to the Almighty God! one more time: All those forces that are against my fruitfulness – all those forces that are against my multiplication. All those forces that are against my greatness arise O Lord and scatter them all! Scatter them all! Scatter them all! Scatter them all! Arise O Lord! Arise O Lord! Arise O Lord! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
You lift your voice and say, Father, You are the way where there is no way! This month make a way for me! A great way! Father, You are the way where there is no way! This month, Father, make a way for me! A great way! A mighty way, a way where there’s no way before. Make a way for me O Lord! Make a way for me! Make a way for me! Make a way for me! Where there was no way before make a way for me – Almighty God! Make a way for me. Where there was no way before make a way for me. A great way, a mighty way! O Lord – make a way for me! Make a way for me! A big way, a great way, a powerful way, a broad way, an unrestricted way – make a way for me…. where there was no way before make a way… Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Brethren, many-a- times there are unseen forces that lay a siege against an individual. At times they lay a siege against your health. At times they lay a siege against your womb. At times they lay a siege against your finances. Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say, Father! Every siege against me, against my family, against my finances, against my ministry – every siege against me! Let them be over today! Talk to the Almighty God! Every siege against my health, Every siege against my family, Every siege against my finances, Every siege against the ministry you’ve committed into my care, Every siege against the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Every siege against all those who are precious to me! Every siege against my nation, Lord every siege, let every siege be over today! Let every siege be over, O Lord of Hosts. Let every siege be over today! Let every siege be over today! O Lord of Hosts Let every siege against me be over; Let every siege be over today! Let every siege be over today! Every siege! Let every siege be over today! Let every siege be over today! Almighty God! Let every siege be over today! Every siege against my children! Every siege against my wife! Every siege against those who are precious to me! Lord, Let every siege be over today! Alleluia! Father! Every siege against my family! Every siege against my all! Let every siege be over today that Your Name might be glorified! Alleluia, Father! Glory be to God! Glory be to God! Glory be to God! …. Thank You Father! Glory be to God! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Jesus Christ said, I have the keys of David, when I open no man can shut! We are going to cry to the Almighty God today: Every womb that the enemy had shut, Father, open them tonight! Cry to the Almighty God for all these people! Every womb that the enemy had shut, Daddy, open them tonight! Open them tonight! Open them tonight! Open them tonight! Every womb that the enemy had shut! With the mighty keys of David! Open them tonight! Open them tonight! Open them tonight! Open them tonight! Open them tonight! Every womb that the enemy had shut, my Lord and my Saviour, my King, my God! Every womb that the enemy had shut, open them tonight! Open them tonight! Open them tonight! ……. Every womb that the enemy had shut, open them this month, open them this very moment, open them right now! ……. Every womb that the enemy had shut, in the mighty Name of Jesus!, let them be opened now! Let them be opened now! Let them be opened now! Let them be opened now! Every womb that the enemy had shut let them be opened today, let them be opened today! Thank You Father! Glory be to God! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Now you say, Father, open doors unto me also, doors of success, doors of progress, doors of promotion, open doors unto me and don’t let the enemy ever shut them! Talk to the Almighty now! Father! When You open no man can shut- open doors unto me - doors of success, doors of progress, doors of promotion, doors of anointing, doors of power, progress, doors of prosperity - open doors unto me, open doors unto me! Once you open, I know the enemy can’t shut. Open doors unto me! Open doors unto me! Almighty God! Open doors unto me! Great doors! Mighty doors! .. Open doors unto me Lord! …. Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Thank You Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Now we want to pray for Nigeria. Just say Father, have mercy on this nation! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God! Father! Have mercy on this nation! Have mercy Lord! Have mercy Lord! Have mercy Lord! Have mercy Lord! Almighty God! Have mercy on this nation! Have mercy Lord! Have mercy Lord! Have mercy on this nation! Have mercy on this nation! Have mercy on this nation! Almighty God! Have mercy on this nation! Eternal Rock of Ages!, Have mercy on this nation! Have mercy Lord! Have mercy on this nation! Have mercy Lord! Have mercy Lord! Have mercy Lord! ……. Unchangeable Lord! Have mercy! Have mercy on this nation! Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Now go ahead and pray for yourself. The Almighty God! is here, talk to Him. Tell Him what you want specially for yourself. Talk to the Almighty God!! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
I want you to join hands with your neighbour and pray for the fellow you are holding. Ask the Almighty God! to grant the request of this child of God you are holding. Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God! Father, grant the request of this Your son today! Grant all his requests. Everything that he had asked You for, give unto him! Grant his request! Help him! Bless him! Grant his request Lord! Grant his request Almighty God!! Grant his request! Ancient of Days!, Grant his request ! Give him the desires of his heart! Grant his request Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
He is Lord, He is Lord, He has risen from the dead and He is Lord! ….yin lop eye…. Father we bless Your Name! King of Kings!! Lord of Lords!! The I AM that I AM!! Ancient of Days!! Lion of the Tribe of Judah!! Glory be to Your Holy Name! (Amen!) Glory! Glory! Glory! Glory! Glory! Glory! Glory! Glory! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You for last month, Thank You for Your Convention! Thank You for miracles, signs and wonders! Thank You for the souls that were saved! Thank You for healings! Thank You for the barren that became fruitful! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You again in Jesus Name! Tonight Father, visit us. (Amen!) Do something new. (Amen!) Do something special! (Amen!) Do something miraculous! (Amen!) Do something powerful! (Amen!) Do something glorious! (Amen!) Arise O Lord! Scatter the enemies of Your children! (Amen!) Every siege against us, let them be over tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Make a way for us O Lord! (Amen!) Open doors unto us and open every womb that has been shut by the enemy! (Amen!) Let all be well. (Amen!) Have mercy on our nation. (Amen!) Give us great testimonies. (Amen!) In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Let me hear you shout another big Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Shake hands with one or two people and say, "God has already answered your prayer!” God has answered your prayers” If you believe that, put your hands together for the Almighty!
I believe and I am confident that several wombs shall be opened this month to bring forth great babies (Amen!) great ideas (Amen!), great breakthroughs (Amen!), great anointing (Amen!)! Somebody will find favour with God here tonight. (Amen!) If you are the one shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
Jeremiah 33:22 Tonight we want to talk about anointing for fruitfulness and multiplication. By the grace of God, next month we'll be talking about anointing for dominion.
Jeremiah 33:22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me.
(Amen!) The Almighty God said, As the hosts of heaven can not be numbered and the sand by the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my son and the seed of the Levites that minister to me…… (Amen!) I'm happy that at least somebody got that one! The Almighty God! who anointed David for greatness also said, I will multiply his seed. That tells you straight away that there is a link between multiplication and greatness. That's why I know for sure because there are people here tonight whose greatness is unlimited, their multiplication also will be unlimited. (Amen!) When God anointed David and said, ” You are going to be great.”, very quickly he changed from a shepherd boy to a king because that anointing is also there for multiplication. We discovered that within a very short time, David, who was a lonely man in 1 Samuel 16, by the time we got to 1 Samuel 22:1-2 the same David had become captain over 400 men. Okay the 400 men are men in trouble but he was captain over 400. Somebody who had been a lonely fellow for years, to suddenly now become the commander of 400 people that was not a minor promotion. And there is somebody here tonight, very soon, they too will be commanding at least 400 people. (Amen!)
By the time we got to 1 Samuel 30, if you read verses, 9, 18 and 19 the same David had become captain over 600 men and these 600 men were now married with children. So he had become captain over a really small army, within a very short period of time. There is somebody here too – your promotion will be rapid! (Amen!)
Thank You Father! The Lord says there’s someone here, your stomach problem started as a joke but it is no longer funny. The Lord asked me to tell you, everything is okay tonight. (Amen!)
By the time we got to 2 Samuel 2:4 this same lonely man David has become the king over the tribe of Judah. The whole tribe called him king! By the time we got to 2 Samuel 5:3 he has become the king of a whole nation consisting of 12 tribes.
I want to prophesy to someone here today, very soon, a whole nation will call you captain. Why? In the same Jeremiah 33:20-21 ..
Oh! The Lord said there is a lady here tonight, He said I should just tell you… the next sleep with your husband is it! (Amen!)
I rejoice with whoever that one is. I rejoice with you. Glory be to God! O Thank You Father!
This God said in Jeremiah 33:20-21
God says, I am a covenant-keeping God! As long as there would be day and night, He said my covenant would not be broken! I have good news for somebody here tonight, God will keep His covenant concerning you. (Amen!)
Somebody may say but that is covenant with David. I'm different. Well, maybe you are. You might not be related to David but you are related to Abraham because if you are a true child of God, you are the seed of Abraham and there is yet another covenant with Abraham. And it’s a covenant of multiplication. In Genesis 12:1-3 the Almighty God! said, Abraham I will make of thee a great nation. God said I will turn one man to a nation! And there is somebody here tonight, you are not going to die until you had become a nation because you will see your children's children to several generations! (Amen!)
But then in Genesis 17:1-2 God said to the same Abraham, I will make my covenant between thee and me and will multiply thee exceedingly. That is the covenant between God and Abraham – exceeding multiplication! Multiplication that people will look at and say, How can this be! That will be your portion in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)! Because according to Galatians 3:13-14 the Bible says because Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, it is now settled that the blessing of Abraham can come upon us Gentiles. So you can lay your hand on your own chest and say, Abraham's blessings are mine. Any covenant that God made with Abraham, He made with me!
Now how was God going to bring about the multiplication of Abraham…?
Thank You Father! The Lord said that there is someone here tonight; He said if you will truly make Me your senior partner I will give your business wings to fly! (Amen!) If you will make me truly your senior partner..
In Genesis 22:15-18 the Almighty God! said to Abraham, He said, By myself have I sworn ….That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed …. Abraham, you’ll be blessed! But it is your seed that I'm going to multiply and there are seeds of Abraham here tonight. Is anyone here of the seed of Abraham? (Amen!) …
God said to Abraham, Abraham, you, I will bless but it is your seed I am going to multiply. Adeboye is of the seed of Abraham therefore Adeboye shall be multiplied! If you are one of those who shall be multiplied let me hear you shout, Amen!" (Amen!)
Again, one day, as the children of Israel were on their way to the Promised Land, they offended God and God said, "I will wipe you out!" and Moses said, "God have You forgotten Your covenant, the covenant with Abraham that You are going to multiply his seed?" Read it, it's in Exodus 32:11-14 The Bible said, when God heard this plea of Moses, when Moses reminded Him of this covenant, the Bible said, God repented. That's a powerful word because the Bible says God is not a man that He should lie, neither the son of man that He should repent! When He was reminded of this covenant, He repented! Because of the covenant that God had with Abraham! Even if it has been written that you are going to die barren, that thing that had been written will be unwritten tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)!
Because He is a covenant-keeping God, as many of you who have truly given your life to Jesus Christ, one way or another this is going to be your month!
The Lord said there's someone here, we are talking about fruitfulness he's talking about other things. He said, they have said to you that you will see sand and call it money, the Lord asked me to tell you, wherever you are, I will surprise them! I will surprise them! (Amen!)
Now there is a link between greatness and multiplication, there is a link between fruitfulness and multiplication. Genesis 1:28 the Lord says to Adam and Eve, Be fruitful and multiply. Be fruitful and multiply. Now, I have told many of my daughters who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb, that ‘be fruitful’ can be an advise. God will be saying to you, be fruitful and multiply so you don't become extinct, or it could be a plea, God might be saying, Help me now, I don't want to begin creating man all over again, Be fruitful and multiply. But I don't believe it is either of the two because my God is not a beggar, He is the Commander-in-Chief of the Hosts of heaven. I believe it is a command. I believe He is commanding: Be fruitful and multiply.
So I want you to do something straight away. If you are trusting God for the fruit of the womb, you are going to lay your hand on your womb. If your brain had been failing exams you lay your hand on your head. If you cannot succeed in any business; you've been having one problem or other financially, you are going to put your hands together and you are going to command: You are going to say to your womb, if it is your womb, womb, I'm not begging you, I'm commanding you, you must obey God - Be fruitful and multiply! If it is your brain that is not functioning properly, you will lay your hand on that head and say, Head, I command you, Be fruitful and multiply. If your hand has not been bringing in money, you will hold those hands together and command, Be fruitful and multiply! Do that for one minute and do it with faith! Raise your voice! Be fruitful and multiply! Be fruitful! Be fruitful! Command your hands! I command you in the name of the Almighty God! Be fruitful and multiply! Thank You Father! So shall it be in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
Now if you take Be fruitful and multiply as a command from God, then you should know one thing straight away – that God will never ask you to do something you cannot do. Never! He won't ask you to do what you cannot do. He won't ask you to carry an elephant; He knows you are not built to do that. So when He asks you to be fruitful it means the power to do that is in you. And that power is going to come forth tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Everything God created He put within them the power to be fruitful and to multiply. Everything He created! When a child is born and it's a boy, the ability to become a father is already inside that boy. When a girl is born, the power to become a mother is already inside. The girl doesn't grow to a certain age and then go to the supermarket to go and buy breasts! No, no, no, it is already inside her. As she grows, at the right time, the breasts will come forward. For those of you who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb, in the mighty name of Jesus, by the next Convention, you will come forward with your children (Amen!)
When you have firewood. Inside that thing called firewood is the power to become fire. It is ordinary wood but inside the wood is the ability to become fire. But the wood will only become fire after it has tasted fire. That is where anointing comes in. Today, all the power of God that lays hidden within will come forward as they taste the anointing in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
For example, Peter was told in Luke 5:1-11 that he was going to become a fisher of men. The moment Jesus said so, the power to become a world evangelist was deposited in Peter. But that power remained hidden until the day of Pentecost when fire fell and sat on the head of Peter. The fire within caught fire. Today the power of the Almighty God is going to come down and all the ability that had lain hidden within you will come forward. When the fire within Peter caught, he preached one single sermon but he won 3,000 souls! From that time on he kept multiplying, multiplying, multiplying ….. That's why I know that tonight is going to mark the beginning of the multiplication of somebody here. (Amen!)
Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here,, today they call you barren, but your fruits shall be many.
In the same manner, Abraham was told, Genesis 17:5-16. God said to Abraham and to Sarah, you are going to become parents to nations. And the moment God said that, the potential, the ability to become father and mother of nations was deposited in them. Though they remained barren for some time. Genesis 18:1-14 They had the visitor, the one who can anoint; the great Anointer, visited them and suddenly, those who had been barren became fruitful. I don't know who I'm talking to but I know there is someone here – tonight is your night. (Amen!) When they lay hands on you tonight, its not going to be ordinary hands. The great Anointer is going to lay His hands on your head and all of a sudden every power that lay hidden within you will come alive in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
Thank You Father! The Lord says there’s someone here, He says you are practically on the ground now but I have sent a ladder that you can begin to climb now, you can begin to climb now, you can begin to climb now. Glory be to God!
There's a great link between fruitfulness and anointing because like we said when we were praying there is someone who opens and no man can shut, whether it is the womb of a woman as we read inGenesis 39….
Thank You Father! … You know, many-a-time when the minister is ministering and he hears messages from God he begins to share it with the people. Once in a while he wants to hear concerning himself. I believe what God has said now is for me but maybe there might be one or two people who will share it because what the Lord said is, I will protect you and the nation that I have given you until it is accomplished. So I think you want to rejoice with me because that's my own! I want somebody to shout a big Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
We are talking about somebody who has a key that can open the womb of a woman. Genesis 31: .. It says because God saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb and she began to bring forth babies like a rabbit. The husband didn't like her so the husband visited her only once in a long while. But each time the husband visited, it became a baby! All those who say you will not be fruitful – God will surprise them Matthew 3:9 says that God can open the womb of a stone; it said God, out of stones can raise up children. Your womb is not even stone – if God can bring children out of stone, your own will not be impossible with God.
And then this person who has the key, who can open and no man can shut also says he's the one who can open the windows of heaven. In Malachi 3:10 He said if you bring all the tithes into my storehouse, that there be food in my house. He said, I will open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing that there will not be enough room to receive. But I can go to Him and say, Lord, thank You very much. I am not even asking for financial breakthrough now, I'm only asking for children. The Bible says, children are a heritage of the Lord. I know You can open the windows of heaven and pour in a blessing, just send me children from the throne room of heaven – so shall it be done tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
So we need anointing to produce fruitfulness and fruitfulness will lead to multiplication. Now anointing comes in 3 basic ways: Luke 1 Let us read verses 34 and 35. An angel had come and spoken to a lady about having a child even though she hasn't got a husband.
And said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee…
You are already seeing there how anointing comes. The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee. Anointing by contact. The power of the highest shall overshadow thee.. … that is anointing by covering. And then the angel said…. that's anointing by pronouncement. That's why when we talk about anointing, there can be anointing by laying of hands. Anointing can come by being sent to you and anointing can come by pronouncement. If it comes out and you receive it the miracles will begin. But let's look at these in detail.
Anointing by contact: In Acts 3:1-8 we find the man who was born lame at the beautiful gate and Peter held him by the hand and he began to walk. Do you know that that man could have died barren but for that anointing that came in contact with him. He was a man but he was lame so he had no wife and therefore would never have children. But when the anointed hand of Peter touched him the siege on his fruitfulness was dismissed and I can guarantee you that when everybody saw him, jumping, leaping and praising God, he became the talk of the town! I'm sure it wasn't long before he got married and what was already in him began to come forth. It was in him to be great but he would have died a beggar until that anointing came. Whatever in you that is good, that had been lying in you, today as the hand of God touch you, it will come forward in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
Thank You Father! The Lord said that the fellow concerned will understand, He said, who said it is too late? Certainly not me, the Almighty! Who said it is too late? So if you are the one already thinking it is too late, The Almighty God said, I am not the One who said it is too late. Which means there is good news for somebody here tonight. As far as I am concerned, I know it is not too late for me to be great.
In Acts 9:10-22 we saw a man called Saul of Tarsus. He was a murderer, he hated Christians, but in him was greatness. Somebody who was going to become so great that 2000 years after he died, we are still taking about him but he needed Ananias to lay his hands on him so the greatness in him can come forth. There are people here tonight that God can use to perform miracles. It is in them but they don't know, But tonight as hands are laid on you, suddenly the power to do mighty things for God will come forth in Jesus Name! (Amen!)
Then there is anointing by covering. In Genesis 1:1-3 the Bible says in the beginning God made heaven and earth and the earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep. But the spirit of God moved… Bible scholars say the word 'moved' there is the same thing as the spirit of God brooded just as a hen broods over its eggs. For an egg to become a chicken the hen must brood over it, cover it up. Tonight the Holy Spirit is going to cover someone and what is hidden within you will burst forth in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Because after the Holy Spirit moved upon the face of the earth, that was when God said "Let there be light" And there was light! The light that is hidden within you will come forth tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
When we talk about the Holy Spirit covering, this is necessary particularly when God wants to reverse the irreversible. When He wanted to make dry bones live, He asked the wind to blow on the dry bones. When God wants to make someone who is already past the age of fruit bearing to bear fruit He asks the Holy Spirit to cover the fellow. That's why the Bible says in Psalm 92:13-14, it said they that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish. They shall bring forth fruit in old age! Even when they are already old they will still be producing. Why? Because Psalm 91:1 says: He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty ….. under the shadow, shadow…the shadow of the Almighty God is going to cover somebody here tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) So anointing comes by covering. That's why once in a while God will say, anoint the handkerchiefs of my people. The power goes into the handkerchief and then you lay the handkerchief on your head and you get a covering of the Holy Spirit. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, the shadow of the most High, the shadow of the Almighty is going to cover some people here. (Amen!)
And then thirdly there is anointing by pronouncement. Psalm 107:20. It said, He sent his word, and He healed them … He sent His Word and He healed them! I was reminding my senior pastors yesterday at a meeting, the importance of pronouncements. I told them the story that they all knew. I just reminded them. We went to Eket to dedicate a church, in May this year. Inside the church was a man who had had stroke. He was sitting down there. I don't know how he got in, whether they carried him in or not but he was in there. And as I took the microphone, I just said, there is someone here who will never weep again." And the man said, "Amen!" He received it, he believed it was meant for him. Now within five minutes, every sign of stroke had left him! Within 5 minutes!
That's why I'm saying tonight, there is somebody here too, who will never weep again. (Amen!) I say there is somebody here tonight…and it's everybody, I said there is somebody here tonight who will never weep again. If it is only because of the pronouncements that you come to the Holy Ghost Service that's enough because the elders will tell you. Little blessing, little curses – I prefer the blessing. If I can just get one little blessing after the other, they will add up and if you here all the pronouncements that had been going out to you since this evening began, at least you know now without any doubt that God loves you! And that because God loves you, your enemies can never succeed over you (Amen!) that no weapon that is fashioned against you will prosper! (Amen!) That if they rise up against you, they will be scattered. (Amen!) That every Red Sea ahead of you will be open. (Amen!)
Anointing by pronouncement, why is it so powerful? Because Isaiah 55:10-11, God said, My Word shall not return to me void. It will accomplish that which I have sent it to do. Jeremiah 1:12 God said, I hasten my word to perform it… I hasten…… there is tremendous power in the spoken word. I can send all of you home now by saying the wrong thing. I can say something that will annoy all of you so much that you will just go home and I can say something that will make your joy full – just by saying so – there is power in the word…..
Let me give you one little testimony quickly just to show you the power in the word. A sister came to us and said, I don't know how it happened, my husband had left me with four children and is now living with a woman who had had five children for five husbands. So I said, No problem, let's pray. He will come and beg you to take him back. "Ah, I'm not asking him to beg me, just let him come back!" No, no, no, Let's pray. We prayed a simple prayer and I asked God to start a quarrel between this man and this strange woman that nobody would ever be able to resolve. And how did God do it? When the quarrel started, the woman said, the strange woman said, Useless man! If you are not useless, how can you leave your wife with four children and come and live with me with five children. Useless man!" That's all she said. And the man said, "That is true! I must be a useless man, to be staying with somebody who has five children for five husbands. So he packed his load. He didn't wait till the following day, and came knocking at the door. My dear, He was on his face, he prostrated! "Just have mercy on me. Something must have been wrong with my head. But my head is correct now."Those of you who have strangers trying to steal your husband, I make a pronouncement now: The Almighty God will start a quarrel between the strange woman and your husband (Amen!) that nobody would be able to settle. (Amen!)
But I'm trying to illustrate the power in the spoken word because that woman said, “Useless man”, their quarrel was never settled. When the word comes out there is power behind it and the one that is coming to somebody tonight is that whether the enemy likes it or not you are going to be fruitful. (Amen!)
Consider Genesis 27:26-33
Thank You Father! God said there is somebody here, and I'm sure I am that one, you have just become a target for my miracles. (Amen!)
I receive that one. Target for miracles. I'm going to write that one and put it where I can see it every day. I have become a target for God's miracles. Whether the enemy likes it or not Adeboye is now a target for God's miracles!
Isaac made a pronouncement on Jacob. He said, Oh your brother will serve you. And it wasn't long before Jacob became Israel. He became a whole nation. I want to pronounce to somebody here tonight – God will multiply you! (Amen!)
Now let me round up this first session. There is anointing here tonight, but how do we get anointing to be effective? Hebrews 1:9 It said, because you love righteousness and hate iniquity for God, even God has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows. God wants to do something special, something awesome tonight. His anointing is flowing like a river but then sin can be an insulator, may not allow anointing to flow. I've always explained it that anointing is heavenly electricity. And electricity flows in wire but if you wrap a little rubber around the wire a child may play with it without anything happening to the child. That rubber is called an insulator. Sin can be an insulator. Isaiah 59:1-2, it said the hand of God is not shortened, his ears are not heavy, that he cannot hear: It said that your sin has separated between you and your God! So if you want His anointing to be effective upon you tonight, you have to make up your mind to forsake the ways of sin.
Deuteronomy 7:12-13 It said, if you will obey Him, He will love you, He will bless you and He will multiply you – if you will obey Him! Deuteronomy 8:1, It says you are to obey all His commandments, it said then you will live and God will multiply you. Deuteronomy 13:17, it said let there be no accursed thing in your hand, then will God show you mercy and multiply you. If you are stealing from God, stealing His tithes, stealing His offerings, then it means you have the accursed thing in your hands. It said, Stop it, stop it, stop it – then God will show you mercy, will multiply you.Deuteronomy 30:7-10 It said if you are backslidden, return to the Lord and He will rejoice over you for good and then He will multiply you! It didn't stop there, and then He will put curses on your enemies. He will put curses on those who hate and persecute you. So He said if you have gone away from the Lord, come back and He will rejoice and say, Let me multiply him! And then He will fight all your enemies. Brethren, Deuteronomy 30:13-19 God says, the choice is yours. Either you choose to obey Him so you can live and multiply or you can disobey him, continue to live a life of sin and face the consequences. It is in the power of the Almighty God to make everybody fruitful, whether physically, concerning the fruit of the womb or materially, concerning the fruit of your labour – that you work and you have fruit from your labour, or mentally, that you study and you succeed in your studies or ministerially, that you preach and you win souls and the souls abide! God has the power to make everybody fruitful and to make everybody multiply, if you are willing to obey him but the choice is yours. If you remain in sin you cannot expect grace to abound. The choice is yours. But I am confident that you will choose right today because this is going to be the day of multiplication so if there is any one here, before we continue with the programme, who is not yet surrendered to Jesus, who up till this moment is still living in sin, that you want to forsake your ways of sin and you want the Almighty God! to save your soul, you can come now and surrender your life to Him. He will receive you and save your soul. And if there's somebody here today who's backslidden and you want to return to the Lord, the Lord is also willing to welcome you but the choice is yours! So if you want to give your life to Jesus or you are a backslider and you want to come back home. Come now. I'm going to count up to ten. If you are not here by ten I will know you don't want to come. I will know you have decided not to come.
So 1 now … if you want to give your life to Jesus, if you want to forsake the way of sin, if you want to begin to live a life of holiness, if you want God to forgive you and be merciful unto you, come now 2…. 3…. Sin is the insulator, which can prevent the anointing from destroying the yokes in your life. The Blood of Jesus cleanses from all sins, come and wash in the blood now! 4… 5….. God can reverse the irreversible. As far as God is concerned, it is not too late for you yet but you have to come and surrender your life to Him 6…. 7….. the Gates of mercy are still open but there is a time limit…. 8 now…. If you want to surrender your life to Jesus and you are on the way, you better hurry up. If you have not made up your mind yet, this is the final call. You better decide now! Come and give your life to Jesus Christ He is the lover of your soul. He loves you. He died for you. He is willing to forgive you. He is willing to open a way where there was no way before and when He opens no man can shut and when He opens the door for any man, miracles will begin to come forth. 9 now. If you know you are still coming you have to run now. Those of you in front, begin to talk to Almighty God and ask God to please have mercy on us, forgive all your sins and save your soul, open your mouth and cry to God. The rest of us brethren let’s stretch our hands towards these people and pray for them that the One who saved our own souls will save their souls also. Let's pray for them, that the Almighty Saviour will save the souls of these people also.
And those of you still on the way you need to hurry up now. Those of you in front open your mouth and talk to the Almighty God! If you really mean business open your mouth, talk to the Almighty God!! Ask Him to save your soul! Ask Him to forgive your sins! Ask Him to be merciful unto you! Ask Him to cleanse you from all your sins! Open your mouth, talk to the Almighty God!! Saviour! Save my soul, forgive all my sins; I will live the rest of my life for You! Have mercy on me O Lord! Have mercy on me! Become my Saviour, become my Lord today. Forgive all my sins., don't let any attain block Your anointing from my life! Talk to the Almighty God! Ask Him to be merciful, ask Him to be merciful to you. Ask the Almighty God! to be merciful to you tonight Ask Him to be merciful unto you tonight! Father, be merciful, forgive me, save my soul! Cleanse me from all my sins in Your mighty blood. Those of you still on the way, hurry up now we are about to pray! Saviour save my soul! Have mercy on me O Lord! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me Almighty God!! Have mercy on me King of Glory! Have mercy on me O Lord! Have mercy on me Almighty God!! Save my soul tonight and I will serve You for the rest of my life. In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Father, I want to thank You for Your word. I want to thank You for Your people who have heard Your Word and have decided to surrender their lives to You. Father, please remember Your promise, that whosoever will come unto You, You will in no wise cast out. These people have come to You now. Father receive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Forgive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Cleanse them in Your Blood in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Save their souls Lord and write their names in the Book of Life (Amen!) Father, anything that can stand between them and your anointing, Father put it under Your blood (Amen!) Beginning from tonight when they cry to you answer them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Praise the Lord! (Alleluia!) Those of you in front let me hear you shout your big Alleluia! (Alleluia!) I rejoice with you because heaven is rejoicing over you right now and all the people here are also rejoicing. I want to make a promise. God helping me, from tonight I'll be praying for you. That's why I need your name, you address and your prayer request. There are some pastors who are waiting to help me collect this information and then they will give it to me and I will continue to pray for you so if you will turn this way now, there is somebody who is waving a piece of wood, you follow him, he will take you to where the pastors are waiting. You come back very quickly. You can begin to go now. Let's give the Lord a big round of applause…….
Alleluia! Let’s stand on our feet now and pray one or two short prayers. First of all let me hear somebody shout a big Alleluia! (Alleluia!). As soon as we finish the prayer, as we go into the time of offering, those who have testimonies to give will please see the pastors behind the altar.
We want to tell God that anything that would block my way tonight, that won’t let Your anointing reach me – Father, put it under Your Blood. Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty! … Anything that can come my way tonight that will not allow Your anointing to reach me, Father put it under Your blood. Put it under the Blood of Jesus!
And now we want to pray for those who were born in the month of September. So the rest of us may sit but those of us who were born in September should stand. In the mighty Name of Jesus! (Amen!) We want to thank You because the month of September is a very special month. It’s the month that reminds us that an old year is about to end and a new year is bout to begin. Therefore concerning all these your children, let all their problems end today! (Amen!) let all their sorrows end today! (Amen!) And Father, let their new joy begin today in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Let their new successes begin today in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Let their journey to unlimited greatness begin today in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Let their fruitfulness and multiplication begin today in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). In all areas of your lives it will be well with you (Amen!) God will bless you. (Amen!) He will prosper you. (Amen!) He will promote you (Amen!) He will defend you, (Amen!) Your joy will never end (Amen!) In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Children of September shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) If you know what is about to happen to you your ‘Alleluia’ will be louder.
In the year 1979 a group of us went to Tulsa in Oklahoma to attend a programme organised by a man called Kenneth Hagin. It was the first time I saw miracles happening through the hands of this man of God and I wanted what he had. One way or the other we were able to see him. When we saw him he asked us what we wanted. One of the people said we want permission to take your books to Nigeria and sell. Another one said I want permission to distribute your magazines but I will charge the people a little amount for postage and so on. He said, Okay see my secretary they will arrange. So he turned to me and said, What do you want. I said, I want you to lay your hands on me. He said, Are you sure? I said, That's all I want. Because I know that there is something in me, there's a seed that God has planted in me waiting for a touch, something that will bring it out. And when I saw this man I said, this man, if he touches me that thing will come out. As Ananias laid his hand on Saul and all of a sudden Saul became Paul, I knew something would happen. Something is about to happen to somebody here tonight. So what we are going to do now since I can't possibly lay hands on everyone. We'll do it like the way Jesus did it when he was feeding 5,000 people with 5 loaves and 2 fish …….
PRAISE THE LORD!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye