OPEN DOORS TO WISDOM 4th of November, 2005
There are three people here who will see the New Year. If you are one of them let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)The Bible says God is a spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in truth for God seeketh such to worship Him.
I was meditating on this passage sometime ago and I said, Daddy, why are you seeking worshippers? You have billions of angels who are daily crying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty. You have billions of saints in glory who are singing, ‘worthy is the Lamb! You said if people will not praise You, stones will sing forth! Why are You still seeking for worshippers? He said “He’s not seeking worshippers for His own sake but for the sake of the worshipper”. He said, “Son, I’m already the greatest, I am already the Best; I am already the Most High; I am already the strongest, the richest ...” He said, “nothing you do can add to me; nothing you do can subtract from Me”. He said, “It is written in my Word, the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the earth looking for people on whose behalf, He may show Himself strong”. He said, “Son what is the use of power of you cannot use it to help somebody? I have all this power I am looking for someone to help that is why I am looking for worshippers”.
Who will God help tonight? Who will God help tonight?
I want you to go ahead and worship Him like nobody else, because He’s looking for somebody to help. He’s looking for someone who will worship Him so much the Almighty God will say; “I will help this one tonight”!
Go ahead worship Him like nobody else! He is seeking for worshippers not for Himself but so that He can help the worshippers. He’s looking for someone to help. Worship Him tonight Magnify His Holy name He’s looking for someone to help. Maybe you are the one He is looking for! Worship Him! Adore Him! Praise Him! Praise Him! Tell Him how good He is, How great! How wonderful, how powerful! How mighty How generous! How faithful! How holy! How reliable! Oh please worship Him tonight! Alleluia! Blessed be Your Holy name! .Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy name! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty name we worship! (Amen)
Now I want you to lift your voice to Him and say Father, I am the one in need of help. Help me tonight! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty… In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen)
Lift your voice to Him and say Father, in my life, in my home, in Your church, in Nigeria let there be no more tragedies! Let’s talk to the Almighty God… in Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen)
Now I want you to lift your voice and say Father! Tonight place me where no enemies can ever reach me again! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty… In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen)
The Bible says the secret of the Lord are with those who fear Him. Lift your voice to Him and say Father, show me the secret of success tonight. Go ahead, talk to the Almighty… In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen)
Lift your voice to Him and say Father, before this year ends give me tremendous testimonies! Let’s talk to the Almighty… In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen)
Then let’s say Father, in your coming Congress, the kind of miracles we have never seen before perform them for us. Let’s talk to the Almighty…In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen)
Now go ahead talk to God. Whatever help you want from Him this month ask Him! Tell Him exactly what you want Him to do for you… In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen)
Now let’s go before the Almighty and worship Him once again.
Holy, holy, holy,
Holy is the Lord
You are high and lifted up; there is no one like you
Alle Alle Alle Alleluia!
You are high and lifted up; there is no one like you
Alle Alle Alle Alleluia!
Immortal, invisible, the only wise God, the Almighty, the most high, the omnipotent God, the omnipresent God, the Omniscient God, Alpha, Omega, beginning, ending, the one who is, the one who was, the one who is to come. The Prince of Peace, Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, Everlasting Father, the “I AM that I AM”, the Rock of Ages, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Bright and Morning Star! Glory! Glory! Glory! Glory! Glory! Glory! Glory! Glory! Glory! Glory be to Your Holy name Lord! Glory be to Your Holy name Lord!
Help us tonight! Help us tonight! Save souls tonight! Heal tonight! Deliver tonight! Set the captives free tonight Keep tragedies away from us Lord! For the rest of this year, everyday, fill our mouths with laughter, during your Congress do something absolutely divine, By the time this night is over Lord let Your name be mightily glorified In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen)
Let somebody shout Alleluia! Shake hands with one or two people and say, without any doubt tonight is my night! Tonight is my night! And then you may be seated!
As usual we want to pray for the children of November. So if you were born in November stand on your feet now. Father, in the mighty name of Jesus, We are committing these Your children who were born in November into Your hands. Thank You for their lives! Thank You for the salvation of their souls! Thank You for keeping them till this moment. Father, accept our thanks in Jesus name In all their lives, do something new, do something beautiful, do something glorious, do something powerful, do something joyful, silence all their enemies Lord! And let it be well with them. In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen) Children of November shout Alleluia! God bless you, you may be seated.
Daniel 2:20-22 when you find it say ‘Amen’ (Amen) if you have not found it just say ‘Go ahead sir!’ Daniel 2:20 - 22 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God forever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that knows understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
Tonight we want to deliberate on open doors to wisdom. This special Holy Ghost Service is dedicated to the University, Redeemer’s University, the University of this Mission. (Amen) And we will be praying for our first set of students later on in this service. Wisdom is very crucial. Proverbs 4:5 - 9 I’m going to read that one because it tells you why wisdom is so crucial. The little I know about wisdom by the grace of God I will try to share with you by the grace of God. That which I don’t know the Holy Spirit will teach you in Jesus name Proverbs 4:5-9 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.  Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.  Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.  Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.  She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. Look at some of the things God said wisdom will bring to you. It says wisdom brings promotion, it brings grace; it brings glory and then when you know go to Proverbs 9:10-11 it says wisdom gives multiplication of these and increase in the years of life. In other words, those who have wisdom don’t die young. And when you read Proverbs 8:18 it says wisdom gives riches and righteousness. It didn’t say ordinary riches, it said, durable riches. And then when you go to Job 28:12-18 it says wisdom is priceless; its value is above rubies. Ecclesiastes 9:16 and 18 it said, wisdom is better than strength. It says wisdom is even better than weapons of war. And when you go to Ecclesiastes 7:11-12 it said, money is a defense, and wisdom is a defense it said but wisdom excels in that it gives life to them that have it. And then Ecclesiastes 10:10 says wisdom is profitable to direct.
Let me go quickly and summarize why wisdom is so crucial. Wisdom brings promotion. Somebody is going to be promoted tonight. It gives honour, grace and glory which means if you can get the door open to wisdom to you tonight, anything called disgrace will become a stranger to you. Wisdom gives multiplication of these and long life. It gives durable riches, it gives righteousness, it gives wealth, it gives strength. It is better than weapons of war. And it is a defense. And then the Bible says, wisdom is profitable because it gives direction. I pray tonight that before you leave here suddenly wisdom will become part and parcel of you.
Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said your days of begging are over. (Amen)
What is wisdom? Proverbs 9:10 says the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy one of Israel is understanding? Who is the Holy One of Israel? Who is God? It says the fear of the Almighty God; that is the beginning of wisdom. Who is this God? Why must I fear Him? Of course you know God, you know He is the Most High; He is the one who is higher than the highest. He is the Almighty. You know with Him all things are possible. You know He is the One who knows all things. He is the professor of professors. Compared to God, when you bring all the professors of the world together, they are like little children, little fools. If you were looking for a real professor, look for the Almighty God. The Bible said concerning Him you cannot even search His understanding.
I’ve met a man who had 12 PhDs but when I tried to talk to him about Jesus Christ he said, What is God? Not who is God but what! And I knew straight away that he had 12 PhDs but he was a fool. Because the fool says in his heart there is no God. Who is God? The One who is ever present in the time of trouble! Who is God? The One who is Alpha and Omega. The beginning and the end and everything in between! Why fear Him? Because He can dry up the sea!
Exodus 14:21-28 He asked the sea to dry up so His children can pass. The sea obeyed Him. Why fear Him? Because He can turn a stone to a pool of water. Why fear Him ? Because He can turn a king to an animal. That’s what He did in Daniel 4:28-33 why fear Him? Because He can change that animal back to a king! That’s what He did in the same Daniel 24:34-37. Why fear Him? Because He can speak to dry bones and they’ll become an army. That’s what He did in Ezekiel 37:1-10 why fear Him? Because according to Acts 12:20-24 He can turn a human being to bones immediately. Why fear Him? Because when He decides to fight all He has to do I stand up. Psalm 68:1-3 Let God arise, what will happen to His enemies? I can’t hear you? Why fear Him? Because when He decides to fight there is no hiding place from Him. You know I find it so easy to fear God. I can’t understand how anybody can say; I don’t want to fear Him. Hebrews 12:29 says our God is a consuming fire. Is there anybody here who does not fear fire?
Oh some people say, ‘it didn’t say fear God, it said reverence Him, honour Him! When you see a petrol tanker catch fire and you see the fire flow towards you where do you run? Answer me, where do you run? Why don’t you say I am anointed man of God, I am a Bishop so fire.... I respect you fire but you know… The elders have a saying, they say even if a dog is mad he will recognize fire. Even a dog, completely mad, when he sees fire coming he moves back! Our God is a consuming fire!
The Bible says in Hebrews 10:31 it says it is a dangerous thing to fall into the hands of the living God. So anyone who does not fear Him is a fool.
You remember the story of a teacher in Benin. He hates Christ. He is the Vice-Principal of the college and he decreed, anybody who calls the name of Jesus Christ on this campus will be dealt with. And some of the girls, it’s a girls college some of the girls got born again - As the result of the witnessing of a newcomer. And because this teacher says nobody must call the name of Jesus, these children were meeting in secret. They were praying, studying the Word of God in secret and one day they were having a Bible study at night, on the field, thinking that nobody will see them there and the Vice-Principal caught them, ahhh! So you people are still calling the name of Jesus here. He said tomorrow at the assembly I’m going to dismiss you. He got home and told the wife I’m going to dismiss several girls tomorrow because they were calling the name of Jesus.
And the morning came .. In the meantime the girls ran to the Youth Corper and said, look at what has happened. The Youth Corper turned to God and said, Lord if You are going to punish anybody, punish me; I’m the one who brought them to You. Spare these girls!
Everyone who says you will not reach your goal because you are calling the name of Jesus, the Lord will deal with them.
The morning came, The children gathered in the Assembly. The girls were trembling, waiting for dismissal. And the wife of this teacher was expecting that he will soon march out to the Assembly to dismiss them. And then she looked at the time and she said, Ah what’s going on, the assembly is almost over. She went to knock at his door: Papa lagbaja, papa lagbaja, it’s time now to go and deal with those girls. She knocked and knocked. She didn’t know that papa lagbaja had gone.
It is a dangerous thing to fall into the hand of the living God because our God is a consuming fire.
Is there anybody here who fears the Lord? Let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) And yet, Psalm 128. I want to read that one for you Psalm 128:1-6 blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways.  For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.  Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.  Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.  The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Nigeria all the days of thy life.  Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Nigeria.
Will happen if I fear the Lord? Number 1, I will be blessed. Number 2, I will eat the labour of my hands. That means I will not work for somebody else to eat. Number 3, I shall be happy. Number 4, It shall be well with me. Number 5, there’ll be no barrenness in my home. Number 6 my children shall be many. Number 7, I shall live to see my great-grandchildren. You are beginning to see why it is wisdom to fear the Lord. But it didn’t end there. Psalm 112:1-3 tells me what will happen to me if I fear the Lord. It said Praise ye the Lord. It said blessed is the man that feareth the Lord that delighteth greatly in His commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon the earth.
The generation of the upright shall be blessed wealth and riches shall be in his house and his righteousness endureth forever. He says if I fear the Lord, my children shall be mighty. He said I will be wealthy. He said my righteousness shall endure! In other words He said. I will not backslide. It didn’t end there. Go to Psalm 25:12-14 it says, what man is he that feareth the Lord, him shall ye teach in the way that he shall choose. His soul shall dwell at ease and his seed shall inherit the earth. The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him and He will show them His covenant. If I fear the Lord, He said He will teach me the way to choose. In other words He will guide me. He said my soul will dwell at ease. In other words I will have nothing to worry about. He said my children shall inherit the earth. In other words they will be so mighty they will control the world. He said he will reveal His secrets to me and then He said He will show me His covenant.
You know if I just quickly go over those things that will happen if I fear the Lord you will find 15 of them. If you fear the Lord, Number 1, you’ll be blessed. Number 2, you will eat the labour of your hands. Number 3 you will be happy. Number 4, it shall be well with you. Number 5, there will be no barrenness in your home. Number 6, your children will be many. Number 7, you will see your grandchildren. Number 8, your children will be mighty. Number 9, you shall be wealthy. Number 10, your righteousness shall endure. Number 11, God will teach you the way you are to choose. Number 12, your soul will dwell at ease. Number 13, your children shall inherit the earth. Number 14, God will reveal His secrets to you. Number 15, He will show you His covenant! If these are just the only reason why I should fear the Lord, that should be enough.
You now see why the Bible says the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. But there is another definition of wisdom and that is wisdom is the correct application of knowledge. In Matthew 7:24-27 Jesus Christ gave us the difference between a fool and a wise man. He said the wise man is the one who hears my word and will do them. I will liken him to a man who built his house on the rock so that when the storm came and the wind blew the house stood. He said but a fool is the one who hears my word and did not do them and I will liken him to a man who built his house on sand so that when the storm came and the wind blew the house fell and great is the fall thereof.
Let me give you a simple example. If you are driving on a road that you have never traveled before; they put signs on the road to tell you what and what might be ahead. If you see a sign that says narrow bridge ahead, then you have already got information. What you do now with that information will determine whether you are wise or foolish. ‘Narrow bridge ahead’ means there is a bridge there in front of you that cannot take two vehicles at the same time. If you are wise what will you do? You’ll slow down. You haven’t got to the bridge yet but you have got information saying there is a narrow bridge ahead! So you slow down so that if you get to the narrow bridge there is already a vehicle on it coming from the other side, it will be easy for you to stop. But if you are a fool and you see narrow bridge ahead and say who cares and then you increase your speed and when you get to the bridge you find a trailer there then you know that it pays to be wise.
Tonight I want you to take note of certain things. There is something called information. If you get the information, it will give you what is also called knowledge and there is something called revelation. It is the revelation of that knowledge that is called understanding. That’s why you teach students and some will say we understand and others will say we don’t understand. And there is something called application it is the correct application of knowledge that gives you wisdom. I will give you some example to illustrate this thing because we are talking about some deep things tonight because we want to talk about wisdom.
Information Exodus 15:26 It says Jesus is the healer. I am the Lord that healeth thee. That means there is healing in Jesus. There is information everybody knows it but how come not everybody is healed? Because they lack revelation! Revelation comes when you read Mark 5:25-34 when a woman with the issue of blood said If I can just touch the hem of His garment I know I shall be made whole. She touched the hem of his garment and was made whole. And when Jesus turned to her, what was it Jesus said. ‘Daughter, go in peace, they faith has made thee whole.’ Jesus was there, loaded with healing. The Lord that healeth was there. The multitude was thronging Him everybody was touching Him but only one fellow pulled out the healing virtue. It’s the one who touched Him with the hand of faith. So Jesus is the healer but faith is what you use to draw the healing out of Him.
So what should I do then? How do I apply that? In Matthew 8:5-13, a centurion came to Jesus. He said I know you are the healer. I don’t want you to bother coming to my house. I have enough faith. Speak the Word only! And Jesus Christ said, as you have believed, so be it unto you. Somebody is going home healed tonight. (Amen) Do you believe? I can’t hear your yes. (Yes!)
God is willing to heal everybody. He has enough power to heal everybody but He will only heal the one who has faith to draw out the healing.
An incident happened last month. I was going to America for the Holy Ghost Service in Washington DC. And we were in London. I was about to go and catch my plane and I saw a woman running. She said, Sir where is Gate 10? So I said, In that direction. She said Oh thank you very much! Because she was almost late, she turned to run away, turned back and said, are you not Pastor Adeboye, I said yes. She said you are the one I am going to meet in America! Somebody told me there is Holy Ghost Service in Washington DC! That’s where I’m going! I said I’m coming too but I’m going by another plane. She said, I will see you there sir! I got to America, the crowd gathered for the Holy Ghost Service. This woman came from Ghana. One eye was blind; the second one was beginning to cooperate with the one that was blind. She had heard testimonies of what God did before. She determined in her heart, if only I can get to that place I know God will solve my problems. I’m sure you can complete the story. You can complete the story because I prayed that God will give her two new eyes and the two eyes become brand new. God is a healer.
The healer is here tonight. He wants to heal tonight. Who is the fellow who is going to receive healing tonight? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)
Suppose I ask you to do something foolish because faith at times looks foolish. It is foolish for someone to travel all the way from Ghana to America for just one programme. But she got what she wanted. God spoke to a blind man, after He took some mud and put it in his eyes He said go and wash. A blind man would have said, can’t you see that I am blind. How do you want me to get to the pool? I can’t see! He decided to do what sounds foolish. He went; he washed and came back seeing.
Now I’m going to ask you to do something foolish. Will you do it? All of you who believe that tonight is your night of healing, just touch the ground in front of you and raise your hands to the Almighty God and say, I believe I receive. If you believe that let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Information! That’s right go ahead.. Give the Lord a big round of applause. I know tonight is a night you will never forget, never forget! (Amen)
This is a night you will never, never forget! (Amen) Let me give you other examples. Information tells us Jesus is rich. Mark 24:1 .Thank You Father! Thank You Father! The Almighty God says the dam of healing is broken at last. (Amen) Somebody is going to testify tonight. Thank You Father!
The Lord says there is somebody here tonight He says the curse placed on you by your stepmother is broken. (Amen)
Jesus is rich! Psalm 24:1 says the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. Do you know what that means? Everything that is under this ground belongs to the Lord. That means all the crude oil in the whole world belongs to the Lord. Haggai 2:8 the Lord Himself said, silver is mine, gold is mine. Why because they are mined from the ground. Psalm 50:10 says the cattle upon a thousand hills belong to the Lord. That means, God, the Lord is very, very rich. He owns all the crude oil, all the silver, all the gold, all the cattle. That is information. What about revelation? Philippians 4:19 said But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus! You know what that means? Jesus is very rich and He’s willing to share. In fact the Bible says in 3 John 2, I wish above all things that you prosper and be in health as your soul prospers.
In 2 Corinthians 8:9, it said you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he were rich, for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich. Jesus is rich. He wants me to be rich. Why is it that many of us are still poor? Because we have not applied what we have learnt! How do I get my own share of the wealth of the Lord Jesus Christ? Psalm 34:10 the young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing. they that seek the Lord. Not they that seek money, they that seek prosperity but they that seek who? The Lord! Jesus said seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things (how will you get them?) shall be added.
I’ve told you the story before. Before I became born again I was a lecturer in the University of Lagos. I had a car and because I came from upcountry driving in Lagos was frightening to me so I employed a driver. At the beginning of the month I will pay the driver. By the middle of the month I will be broke. I will be borrowing money from my driver to buy petrol! I’m the one who paid him! And I’m now borrowing from him to buy petrol into the car! Then I became born again and I began to seek the Lord and everything changed! There is somebody here tonight, you will never borrow again! (Amen) I say you will never borrow again because you will now begin to seek the Lord instead of seeking money.
When you are seeking money you are seeking a shadow but when you begin to seek the Lord, He knows what you need! They that seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing! Information! Galatians 6:7 what we call the Law of Harvest Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. That is the law of harvest. Everybody knows the law. Our parents who never went to school, they know the Law. That’s why many of them are farmers. They know what you sow is what you will reap. They also know that the harvest is always bigger than the seed. 2 Corinthians 9:6 said if you sow little, you will reap little. You sow plentifully you will reap plentifully. It is information. Everybody knows it. There is a revelation John 12:24 says until you sow there will be no increase, it says Except a corn of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone: but if it falls into the ground and dies then it will grow and multiply.
What is the application? Ecclesiastes11: 4 - 6 It said don’t wait for a convenient time to sow, There is never a convenient time to sow! He said in the morning sow your seed! In the afternoon sow your seed! In the evening sow your seed because you don’t know which one is going to be good, whether this or that. So that is wisdom.
I’ve told you the story before. I will repeat it because there might be some of you who hearing it for the first time. We were in the old auditorium. We were extending the very first auditorium and I needed N17,000 to roof it and I had only N1,000 in my pocket and we gave dormitories to our pastors to build for their people who will come for the Convention and one of them needed N1,000 to roof his own. He came to me and said, Daddy! Help me! I need N1,000 naira. Up till today I don’t know how he knew I had N1,000. I told him if you don’t get out of my office. I’m looking for N16,000 more, you need only one and you are coming to disturb me. The way I talked to him, he turned and ran! And God spoke to me and said, Call him back and give him N1,000.
If I didn’t know the voice of the Lord I would have said, Get thee behind me Satan. I have one and I’m looking for sixteen more! I knew who spoke to me! God will speak to somebody here tonight. I called him back and gave him the N1,000. Ohh! You should see him; he was galloping away with joy. I said, it’s not your fault, it’s not your fault, you’ve got your own problem solved! And God said why are you grumbling? There were two problems. We’ve got one solved. It only remains one - Your own problem. God will solve your own problems today. (Amen) All of a sudden somebody came all the way from Port Harcourt. I’ve just received my house rent. And God said, take this money to my son.
I don’t know who I’m talking to but wherever your help is hiding, it shall be returned to you in Jesus name! (Amen)
Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said your harvest time is near. (Amen)
And the fellow brought the money, exactly N17, 000 naira, exactly! But do you know that if I did not release that N1, 000 seventeen wouldn’t have come! You see when you are talking about how to solve your problems stop using your brain. There is somebody called the Almighty, the All, Sufficient God. Let me tell you the truth - It takes the power of God to cause someone to travel all the way from Port Harcourt to come and give money to a Pastor! The one that God will use to help you will not be able to sleep or slumber until he brings the help! (Amen) Information! God is a God of abundance. Genesis 17:1 said I am the All-Sufficient God, I’m Jehovah El Shaddai, I’m God, your mother’s breast. You can drink all the milk you want. By the time you are tired, the milk is still there! Our God is the original ‘Sea never dry. And you know what He is not stingy! I think I have shared with you before. When I read Psalm 23:5 “thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over” and I said to God ‘why are you wasting the oil?’ When the cup was full why didn’t you stop? He said so that this boy will know that there is plenty more where this one is coming from!
Let me tell you one thing brethren, If it is my God that is blessing you, you will be compelled to say, God this is too much. If it is a man that is still blessing you when the cup is full they will stop. If it is the government that is blessing you, when it gets to a stage it will stop. When it is my God that is blessing you, before the end of this year, somebody here is going to say, and God this is too much! (Amen) Let me hear your ‘Amen!’ once again. (Amen) So He’s a God of abundance and He’s not stingy. Ephesians 3:20 said our God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, more than we ask or even think! Why is it that people are not having abundance? Maybe they don’t know the revelation. Revelation! Malachi 3:10 said bring ye all the tithes, How much of the tithes? All! To the storehouse.
Ahh! I pay my tithes. Do you pay it correctly? He said bring it. Some of you will send it. Some of us are too big to bring it ourselves, we send our driver. I’m talking about revelation now. When you want to pay your tithes, with your own hand, you will bring it; with all humility before your maker. You drop it. You don’t give it to Him as if He’s a beggar: Go and give them in the church. If I don’t bring my tithes they will go hungry! Who’s deceiving you? When God sent Elijah to the widow of Zarephath who needed help? Was it Elijah or the widow of Zarephath? It was the widow who had only one meal left! Oh the river dried up that’s why God sent Elijah! Read your Bible very well. When God wanted to feed Elijah in 1 Kings 19:4-8, he was sleeping when an angel came and prepared the meal and the water was there. That angel could bring water to Elijah until the rain fell. He sent Elijah to the widow of Zarephath because the widow of Zarephath needed a miracle! When God asks you to bring your tithe, He is not the one in need of your money! You are the one in need of a miracle!
He is already the most High, you can’t make Him higher. He is already the greatest, you can’t make Him greater. He is already the richest, you can’t make Him richer. There’s nothing you can add to Him. There is nothing you can subtract from Him but you can give Him an excuse to bless you beyond measure. He said bring ALL! Not some, not just money, including time. My own dam broke the day I discovered that the first income I receive everyday is 24 hours that God gives me. And the tithe of 24 hours is 2hours and 40 minutes, that’s why whatever you want to do, no matter how busy that 2hours 40 minutes are for my God. If I don’t have the time during the day, I will give Him during the night. I say this night is going to change the life of somebody. (Amen)
Bring all your tithes to Him and He will open the windows of heaven, He will pour in a blessing that there will not be enough room to receive it. That’s one revelation. Another revelation is Proverbs 3:9-10 that’s when it says if you honour him with your first-fruit, the first fruit of your increase, He says your bank account will burst. Do you know there is somebody listening to me tonight, very soon you will hire an accountant just to look after your money, your own personal money I’m talking about because it will be so much you will not be able to calculate it alone! You will say, you an accountant, come and be doing this job for me! You think it is impossible?
There are people already doing that, they are human beings; their parents are not angels. Let me tell you the truth, God is no respecter of persons; what He has done for others He can do for you, He will do for somebody here. (Amen)We read the story of Solomon tonight. He gave a thousand burnt offerings and what did God do? God paid him a visit! God is going to pay somebody a visit tonight! (Amen)Let me give you some more information. Peace is available from Jesus. Isaiah 9:6
Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here tonight; I will show you a new dimension of what is called marvelous. (Amen)
You have heard the word marvelous before. God says I will show you a new dimension of the word marvelous.
Isaiah 9:6 says Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace and he gives peace to people. Just a word from Him and there will be peace that is a revelation. The wind and the sea obey Him? And how do you get peace? Because there is somebody here today who will never have trouble again. (Amen) Proverbs 16:7 says if a man’s ways please God He will cause even His enemies to be at peace with him. If a man’s ways, do what? Please God! He will cause even His enemies to be at peace with him. Do you know that if you will apply that and you begin to please God you don’t have to worry about your enemies anymore, you just relax. People have asked me again and again, how can you be so peaceful? You just look at your face we can’t see worries there you look so peaceful! Because I’ve discovered the secret; I know I have enemies. You have enemies too, plenty but from tonight onwards, God will put you where no enemy can touch you again. (Amen)
David said thou preparest a table before me “where?, in the presence of my enemies! For the rest of your life you will enjoy in the presence of your enemies. All you have to do is please God that’s all, please Him, please Him! One of the ways of pleasing Him is worshipping Him. I told you that when we come together you don’t hear me saying ‘I bind the devil, I bind demons! We bind. When I go to other meetings I hear that .’and now as we want to begin this service we bind the devil, we bind all principalities! We bund all powers! Do you hear me say that one? Why don’t I waste my time on them? Number one, I thought you bound them yesterday so they got loose overnight? If they got loose overnight how do I know that if you bind them at the beginning of the service they won’t get loose before we finish? Number two, that if only I can please God He will deal with all these forces of darkness. That’s why you will find that before I begin anything I will say Let somebody shout Alleluia! Maybe we should shout ‘Alleluia’ now Alleluia!! Because when God hears the shout of praise He will stand up and when He stands His enemies will scatter. Those who don’t scatter they will melt because our God is a consuming fire. Glory be to God for evermore.
Let me give you some more information. Isaiah 10:27 says anointing destroys yokes. I’m sure you know that one. Everybody knows that one. When they bound Samson and they brought him before his enemies the anointing destroyed every bound. In Acts 3:1-8 there was a man who was born lame, Peter took him by the hand and the anointing destroyed the yoke. So everybody wants anointing so that their yokes can be destroyed. You will see everybody praying Pastors, workers, everyone, God increase my anointing! More anointing! I used to pray like that too. I don’t pray like that anymore. Long ago God showed me the revelation: Son, you don’t pray for anointing. Anointing comes on its own if you meet the conditions. If you do what? Meet the conditions. What’s the condition? Hebrews 1:9 because you love righteousness and hate iniquity therefore God, even your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. Don’t pray for anointing, live holy. If you live holy it will come naturally. Ahhh! How can I live holy with all the temptations around?
Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said I should tell you your peace shall be restored. (Amen)
2 Timothy 2:22 It said flee youthful lusts. Open it 2 Timothy 2:22 it’s there in your Bible. Ahh! There’s great revelation in that. The Bible says when the devil comes against you resist the devil. Tell the devil you can’t bother me I resist you. And the devil will flee. But it says when it comes to youthful lusts what are you to do? Flee! When the devil brings his attack resist the devil But when you see that brother smiling ahh! There’s no one like you sister, you are the sunshine coming from heaven! Flee. When it comes to youthful lusts don’t wait. Don’t say you want to show how great a prayer warrior you are. He asked you to flee. If you don’t flee.I mean when God says flee He knows what He means - flee that’s all! There are certain things you can resist, there are certain things He says run way, run!
When Elijah came face to face with 450 Prophets of Baal he said let us see who will win. When a woman said I am going to get you what did he do? He ran. Flee youthful lusts. Don’t walk in the brink of disaster. Information! Proverbs 17:22 says joy is a healer and sorrow is a killer. It said the merry heart doth good like a medicine so those of you who enjoy staying in sorrow for a long time, you are killing yourselves. The Bible says the joy of the Lord is your strength. So what do you do when sorrow tries to come in? Remember Philippians 4:4 rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice! Keep rejoicing! It is difficult for the enemy to hold you down if you keep rejoicing. This is sound wisdom! Oh I know that there’ll be occasions for sorrow. I’ve had my own share of it. When I am sad, I go to a corner where nobody will see me and I weep. As soon as I’ve finished that one I return to the joy of the Lord. There’s no medicine like the joy of the Lord. Every one of you in sorrow today, God will wipe away your tears. (Amen) You will never weep again in Jesus name! (Amen)
Let me tell you this story. We were in the old auditorium and those who know me know that I am very particular about hygiene “very, very particular. When I go to a house, if I’m going to spend the night in a house, the first thing I check is there water there? Because I love to take my bath twice a day, morning and evening so hygiene is very important to me. We were in the old auditorium just before the Convention seven boils attacked me in my private part! Seven at a go, not one, not two, not three! Seven! And they were very painful. The devil knows I won’t go to the doctor so he brought seven. Every day I will go and preach everybody will be getting their healing, my pain was getting worse and then the day of the Holy Ghost came. The boils are now bigger than ever before. They ached from morning till evening! What am I going to do! I can’t even stand up talk less of walk. And then I began to hear the choruses for the evening service which means very soon they’ll be expecting me on the stage. What am I going to do Lord? Help me! Suddenly I heard the joy of the Lord is your strength!
I speak to somebody’s life tonight. The joy of the Lord is your strength. (Amen)
And it sounded so funny. I suddenly began to laugh at the devil. A small laugh at the beginning, I just began to laugh! I began to laugh! I mean I was laughing alone in my prayer room! And as I was laughing suddenly I found I could get up, the boils were still there and I kept on laughing and I dressed myself and I was still laughing. As I was walking like this to the auditorium, hoping that nobody would notice me. Fortunately in those days when the a choir finished singing everybody will be praying for me to come up and when I was standing before the altar nobody knew how I was standing and I preached, I ministered, the power of God flowed like a river! I finished and I was still going back and I was still laughing. As soon as I got back to my prayer room all seven burst at the same time. Everything that had been holding you down shall release you tonight in Jesus name! (Amen) Let me hear somebody shout a really big happy Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
I can’t finish all I want to say, let me jump a little tonight. Let me talk about how do I get wisdom. If wisdom is the application of knowledge, then automatically you need to get knowledge so you need to study the Word of God 2 Timothy 2:15 it said study to show yourself approved unto God. Psalm 119:11 it said they word have I kept in my heart that I might not sin against thee. Study the Word. Memorize the Word and then apply the Word James 1:22-25 it said be ye doers of the Word and not hearers only. That is one way to get wisdom. But the Bible says there’s another way. Proverbs 13:20 says He that walketh with wise men shall be wise but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. He that walketh with wisemen shall be wise but the companion of fools shall be destroyed! How do I get wisdom? Number one, stay away from fools and then walk with those who are wise. That is saying be careful who your friend or your friends are. The Englishman says show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are. Who are you walking with?
I had a friend once. I wasn’t born-again then. We had known ourselves for a long time and then one day I visited him in his house. I think he was celebrating something. So there were a lot of people in the room and there was something he wanted to tell me in secret so he said we should go into his bedroom. And so we went into the bedroom and as we were talking I just looked up behind the door leading into the bedroom was a mighty charm. I didn’t say a word but that’s the last day I entered into his house. From that day whenever I see him coming I dodge! Ade we don’t see you in my house anymore! Ah this mountain that didn’t allow us to see the other mountain. You want to be wise? Every company that you know that is not walking in the fear of the Lord stay away from them! The companion of fools shall be destroyed. Walk with the wise and you shall be wise. Joshua walked with Moses. The Bible said Joshua was filled with the spirit of wisdom because sooner or later Moses will lay his hand on Joshua. But those who walked with Kora, Dathan and Abiram they all died the same day! Walk with the wise and you too will become wise.
I’ve shared with you how I learnt to pray. When I became born-again because of my background I didn’t know how to pray. Because where I am coming from the Pastor does all the praying. All we are asked to do is say ‘Amen!’ if we have not fallen asleep by the time he’s finished! When I joined the Redeemed, when they finish the sermon in those days they will say go and pray and you pray till you are satisfied and you go home. Within two, three minutes I’ve already said what I want to say. God, You know the problem that brought me. When are You going to solve the problem? Please hurry up! In Jesus mighty name! Then I look around and I see that people are just getting ready and I don’t want to be the first one to get up to say I am going home. God I hope you hear me. I’m reminding you of the problem that brought me. Please do it quickly. And oh yes Our Father which art in heaven. Hallowed be thy name. And I lift up my head and nobody is standing, nobody seems to be ready at all! I got back I repeat and repeat and repeat! One day I decided, I will learn how to pray and I saw one particular brother. Oh he can pray, so I made up my mind I will get to church early and sit next to him. I want to hear what he’s saying. So when they say Let us pray. He kneels down. I go down on my knees beside him. Everything he says I repeat it God Almighty! God Almighty! You are the King of Kings! You are the King of Kings! You are the Lord of Lords! You are the Lord of Lords! You are the I AM that I AM! You are the I AM that I AM! And then it’s that one for over 30 minutes he’s still telling God who He is! When will this man ask God to help him? And when I get home and I want to pray, I begin to repeat what he said. Before I knew it, I don’t need him anymore. I can pray now on my own. Walk with the wise and you will be wise! There is somebody here today from today onwards, wisdom will become your middle name. (Amen)
When you walk with a giant killer, if you walk with David, a giant-killer you will also become mighty. All the people who gathered themselves together to David in the Cave of Adullam, they became David’s mighty men. If you will walk with the mighty you will become mighty. You walk with Elijah you will get a double portion of anointing. If you walk with Jesus it will not be long before people will say this fellow has been with Jesus! If you walk with the Holy Spirit I can guarantee you very soon you’ll be performing miracles. Let me conclude by mentioning two things. Two little things; he Bible says in Psalm 75:6-7: The Bible says God is the promoter. Then in 1 Samuel 2:8 the Bible says God can pick up anyone from the dunghill and turn him to a prince. Do you know what that one means? God can pick you up from zero and make you a king. That is good information. But the good point here is this, and the day I discovered that one that’s the day I knew nobody can stop my growth, nobody can stop my greatness. Do you know that everyone who is born into this world begins at zero? Who do I know? The Bible says we bring nothing into this world. The day you were born you were born into the house of a prince or you were born into the house of a servant, you were born naked. Is that correct? Answer me! Is that correct? If the midwife sees a baby coming that is already dressed .With shoes and wrist watch, would you wait?
We were all born zero. Wherever you are today, God did it for you after you came. Is that correct? It follows therefore that if the Almighty God can take somebody from zero and make them become somebody that the whole world is hearing about, I speak to the life of somebody here today, before you die the whole world will hear about you. (Amen) It doesn’t matter where you started we all started at zero. Somebody said when you are preaching to big people you don’t even look at their face. Don’t you know they are big? We all started from zero, we all have the same problem. It doesn’t matter how rich you are you still go to the toilet; it doesn’t matter how rich you are, you fall asleep once in a while. Whatever you are today you are by the grace of God. Do you say ‘Amen!’ to that? (Amen) The God who brought you from zero to where you are is not tired. He doesn’t sleep, he doesn’t slumber, He cannot be bribed by your enemies to say, stop promoting this fellow. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ before you die the world will hear about you! (Amen) So how many of you will reach the top then? What is the best way to reach the top? Please the only one who can promote you. Joseph had this revelation. He said to Potiphar wife, my promotion is not in your hands. There is only one fellow I must never offend. God! He is the one who will take me where I am going! As long as I don’t offend Him! The rest is easy! You can throw me to prison He will bring me out. You can throw me to the fiery furnace He will bring me out! You can put me in the lion’s den He will shut the mouth of the lion!
The only one fellow I must never offend, that brings me to the conclusion. The Bible says… Thank you very much Lord. The Lord wants me to tell you a story, now He asked me to tell somebody here before I tell my story that problem is not your problem reject it! (Amen) He said reject it. Tell the problem, you are not my portion. I reject you!
Alleluia! Ah! Thank You Daddy! The Lord asked me to tell someone, every door that shall open for you this month shall remain open! (Amen)
The Lord said there is someone here, He said you used to be a drain on your family. He said very soon you will become a blessing. (Amen)
Thank You Daddy! The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, this month you will get a glimpse of your glorious future. (Amen)
Now the Lord wants me to tell you a story before I close. When I was at the University of Lagos, my professor was Professor Chike Obi. He liked me a lot because teachers always like students that are doing fairly well. He liked me so much that when I decided I wanted to go into full time ministry he was angry. I thought I was going to hand over this department to you. What’s wrong with you? Anyway I tried to explain to him and I became a fulltime Pastor. Years passed. He had retired and has gone to his town in Onitsha. We had moved to the Camp here too and one day he showed up there. He said, I’ve been hearing Pastor Adeboye, Pastor Adeboye! Is it the same boy? My boy? He said, I couldn’t bear it any more. I said I will go and find out. So we met, we embraced ourselves. I said, I am your boy, the same boy! Now why is God asking me to tell you this story Because God says there is somebody here today, he said by the time I finish with you even those who thought they knew you will not recognize you. (Amen)
Let me conclude if the Lord will allow me. It is written in Philippians 2:9-11 that at the name of Jesus every knee must bow. Whether you bow willingly, you are going to bow. If you don’t bow willingly you are still going to bow by force. Saul of Tarsus wasn’t going to bow willingly. He knocked him down. A friend of mine said you asked me to give my life to Jesus. I can’t do it because I can’t do without girls. If I get born again now you will ask me to live holy. I don’t want to be born again. I don’t want to surrender my life to Jesus. After a lot of argument: okay, okay If this your God is the Almighty that you say He is, as He did to Saul of Tarsus, let Him do it to me! Let Him meet me on the way one day and show me that He is the Almighty. Then I will surrender! Okay! When God met Him on the way he had a motor accident. Broke his thigh, they took him to Igbogbi. Put him on his back and hung the leg, for six months. One day we went to see him, to greet him and pray for him. “Ask the Lord to bring me out of here! Just tell Him to bring me out, I will serve Him!
At the name of Jesus every knee must bow. Those who are wise they bow willingly, they come to Him willingly. Like He said, Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy-laden and I will give you rest. The foolish one says, who is Jesus? I can take care of myself! I don’t want to bow. No problem! If you don’t bow willingly you will bow by force because forever O Lord, Your Word is settled and it is written, at the name of Jesus, how many knees will bow? If you are out there and you have not yet surrendered your life to Jesus, be wise tonight, come quickly, come and surrender your life to Him. He will save your soul, receive you, forgive you, give you a new beginning. Believe me honestly, all power belongs to Him. Anybody who is anybody today, they became somebody through Jesus Christ we all started from zero and the Promoter began to promote. Come and surrender to Him now. Come willingly, so that you don’t have to come by force. I will count up to ten. Those of you who want to give your life to Jesus, come now 1 2, 3, 4 .. If you are wise you will come willingly. If you are not wise you will stay where you are. One day you will still bow. 5 Oh! you may be pretending that you have already surrendered your life to him when you are still living in sin! One day you will bow! It is written, at the name of Jesus, every knee must bow. 6. If you bow willingly He will wash you from your sins and He will begin to hear your prayers. Everything will become new. 7. If you refuse to bow willingly, one day He will meet you on the way as He met Saul of Tarsus and He will ask you, don’t you know it is a painful thing to kick against the thorn? Come to Him now! 8.We are going to the final countdown. If you want to come, come now. I’m asking you to surrender to God, not to man. Surrender to the only One who can save your soul, who can solve your problem, who can heal you, who can make sure that when you die you go to heaven, come to Him now. 9 that’s the final countdown so if you know you are coming hurry up!
For those of us who are already in front, let’s begin to talk to Jesus Christ. Say, save my soul O Lord, I surrender my soul to You tonight be merciful unto me! be merciful unto me! Save my soul O Lord! Save my soul! Talk to Him! Talk to Him!
And the rest of us let’s stretch our hands towards these people and pray for them, that the Almighty God will be merciful to them. That the One who saved your soul will save their own souls too. Pray for them brethren! And those of you who are still coming, hurry up now.! This is the Hour of Salvation. He will save your soul. He will forgive your sins. He will be merciful to you! Talk to Him! Talk to Him! Say God, I’ve come to surrender my life to You! Save my soul! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me! Forgive all my sins! Forgive all my sins! I will serve You from now on! Be merciful unto me! Call on Him. Open your mouth and talk to Him. For another one minute ask Him to be merciful unto you. Ask Him to save your soul. Brethren let’s pray for them for one more minute, that the Almighty God who saved our souls, will save their souls also! Pray for them. If you are still coming hurry up, this is the last moment because I’m about to pray. Ask God to be merciful unto you. Ask God to save your soul. Ask God to forgive all your sins. Promise Him that you will serve Him from now on. Ask Him to give you a brand new beginning. Now I see those of you who are still running, keep coming, keep coming. I know some of you are coming from a long distance but keep coming, keep coming! Call on Him! Father Have mercy! Save my soul! Save my soul! Save my soul! Save my soul! In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen)
Eternal Rock of Ages we want to thank You because you are the Savior of mankind. Who will not fear you? You are the Almighty God! Thank You for these Your children who have come forward. Please receive them Lord, forgive them Lord. Save their souls (Amen) cleanse them in Your blood (Amen) write their names in the Book of Life. (Amen). And from tonight whenever they call on You please answer them O Lord (Amen) Because they have come to You willingly solve their problems (Amen) Give them rest Lord (Amen) In Your kingdom, don’t let them be found wanting (Amen) In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed!
(Amen)Praise the Lord! Alleluia!! Those of you who have given your life to Jesus let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)The Bible says if anybody lack wisdom they should ask God. He said He will give to him liberally. Solomon asked for wisdom. He got wisdom and got several things in addition. I want you to ask God for one thing tonight. What is it you are going to ask for? Wisdom!
Let’s stand on our feet. First of all, in order that God Himself may be happy. Let me hear you shout one big Alleluia! (Alleluia!). Then lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father, all I am asking for tonight, is wisdom! Give it to me Lord! Give it to me… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
God We want to pray for the first batch of students of Redeemer’s University at this moment! So we want them to come out now. Please stretch your hands to these students and pray for them. Pray that it will be well with them, that they will succeed, that they will not fail, that sickness will stay away from them; that death will stay away from them; that the devil will stay far away from them; pray for them brethren please! Wish them whatever you wish your own children! Pray for them! Intercede for them! Pray for understanding! Pray that God will provide for their parents so that they will be able to pay for their school fees. Pray for their teachers and lecturers. Pray for the Vice Chancellor, pray for the Registrar; pray for the librarian; pray for the Bursar; pray for the Deans the professors, all the lecturers, the cooks, all those who are looking after them; that the devil will not infiltrate through any of them., Pray that this university will become the greatest in the whole world; that because it is the Redeemer’s University, the people we produce from this University will bring redemption to the whole world. Pray that it will be well with them. In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed!
(Amen)Eternal Rock of Ages we want to thank You for these Your children who are making history this year as the first set of Redeemer’s University. Father nothing happens except You allow it., It is with Your permission that they have come to this University; on their behalf we say accept our thanks in Jesus name! (Amen)
Father we commit all these Your children into Your hands, let it be well with You, bless them, protect them, give them wisdom, give them understanding; make them vessels unto honour in Your hands. Don’t let any of them become a child of Belial. In this University let Jesus reign supreme; let there be no room for cults; let there be no room for the devil; let there be joy, let there be victory, let there be progress, let there be understanding. Father bless their lecturers, bless all the professors, all the deans, bless the registrar; bless the librarian; bless the bursar; bless all the mighty, mighty officers; bless the Vice-Chancellor; bless the cooks; bless all those who are looking after these children; bless their parents Lord and let you name be glorified. In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen)Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
For a certain group of people the man who preached first said that everybody has his own day of visitation and when your day of visitation comes you should make sure you make use of it. There are some people here tonight who have tested positive for HIV AIDS, God wants to heal you tonight. There is nothing to be ashamed of, some people got it by accident, some people got it through the barber because they used the wrong clipper or blade. Some people had accident, go to the hospital, they gave them transfusion and they got AIDS. So many people got it by accident. In any case God wants to heal you tonight so if you have tested positive to HIV and AIDS come out now because this is your day. God wants me to pray for these people here and now. Not in my office, not tomorrow. So if you have this problem and you don’t come out now and then you come and sit down outside my office you will be wasting your time! When the wind blows and you are not there at that time you can’t bring the wind back. I’ve told you the truth now. We will have some worship songs .. Form only one line .Father we bless Your Holy name for this day of visitation. We pray Lord God Almighty that wherever this attack came from it will go back to sender and these Your children will be made whole and they will remain whole., The new lease of life you have given them, use it for your glory. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen)
You can go .Now we want to begin to round up with the thanksgiving offering to the Almighty God who has done wondrous things for us .Kushima Gbenga, Sister Shade Adebisi, Sister Yemi Odeyemi, Sister Nneka Amaka, Sister Adesanya Toyin, let those people come and share their testimonies tonight. If you are told that there is a business that if in that business you invest one naira you will get a gain of one hundred naira, what will a wise man do? I think a wise man will want to throw in everything he has so he can make all the money in the world. It’s only God’s business that you get a hundredfold returns. And the elders have a saying, a hunter who after a hunting expedition is making a sacrifice, is not thanking God for the animal that he had killed; it’s because of the animals that remain in the forest. Some of us want to say thank you to God, not only for what He has done tonight but because of the wisdom we have now, we know that our tomorrow is going to be all right. How many of you believe that your tomorrow will be better than today? Let us thank God with all our hearts., We remain seated until ..Kushima Gbenga, Shade Adebisi, Yemi Odeyemi, Sister Nneka Amaka, and Sister Adesanya Toyin
To God be the glory, everything as in treatment -everything I was given yielded good result. Though I undergo a surgery but God took perfect control. I was discharged after 2 weeks. After I was discharged I later discovered that my hair was drooping off. I went back to my doctor and I complained. My doctors said that there’s nothing they could do about it. So the September Holy Ghost I was here. When our Father in the Lord mounted the pulpit the first prayer point was someone was here and the Lord said your hair will grow back. Instantly where I was sitting down I jumped up and I claimed it. To God be the glory, within 2 weeks after I left, after the Holy Ghost, I discovered that my hair were growing and as the Lord would have it, it’s something obvious and everyone can see. Praise the Lord!Praise the Lord!
I’m Shade Adebisi. I appreciate what the Lord has done in the life of my younger brother. I brought him here in August during the Convention program. He has been bed-wetting since he was a baby. And he’s now about to clock 18 He’s marking his birthday this month. During the 7 days we spent on this ground he did not bed wet but on returning back home he started bedwetting again. So October Holy Ghost Service when Daddy said, when he said on the altar it is better to ask God what we want than going to meet him in the office. I know told God this is what is paining me most: A boy of 18 years old still bed-wetting. But to the glory of the Almighty God it ceased! Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
My name is Amaka Anjunaka By this time last year my family and I we were going through distress because the only surviving sister I had was very sick and she went to hospital and she tested HIV positive. So I came for the Congress with her photograph and I asked God to heal her because I knew distance was not a barrier to God. So when Daddy said, there was a woman from Ghana that testified of how God healed her, Daddy said for everyone on the Camp ground that was believing God for healing there would be a reversal. I claimed that and when I went home she was very sick. By the time we came back January, Daddy spoke of open doors that we should pray for our roots. So when we were praying for that she called me and said she had gone for another test that she tested HIV negative. I testified in my church and my Pastor told me to come here and testify but I said let her come herself! So when she now called me last two months she said she was feeling sick again so I told her that once Daddy has spoken from this pulpit that I know that God doesn’t heal and reverse the healing. So I was praying today and I said God, let there be a confirmation that you have really healed her. So this evening even as I was giving my testimony Daddy spoke again: For those that have HIV that they should come forth. Immediately I knew there was a confirmation that she’s totally healed! I want to bless the name of the Lord because I know she’s totally healed. Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord! My name is Sister Adesanya Oluwatoyin. For good seven years I was waiting upon the Lord for the fruit of the womb. Eventually, when I came for the night watch 2003-2004 the word of prophecy came out from our Daddy in the Lord that there is somebody here who is going to be fruitful this year 2004. I jumped up and I claimed it! Truly to the Word of prophecy by middle of the year I became pregnant and come this March, God gave me this beautifully created baby boy! Praise the Lord! It’s a dangerous thing not to testify to the glory of God. One of the reasons why we ask you to give your testimonies is that the enemy will not be able to steal your miracle. When God had healed you - testify. As soon as you have testified in public Jesus said if you confess me before men, I will confess you before my father in heaven. Once you testify here on earth it is stamped in heaven. How many of you received a touch from God tonight? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) It shall be permanent in Jesus name! (Amen).
All of you who have testified tonight your joy will never end. I didn’t hear ‘Amen’ to that. Now before I bless the offering, from my experience it doesn’t matter what we had done there are still some people who will say unless the G.O. prays for me I don’t believe that God has answered. That’s why whenever I’m going I still find some people struggling with people: no let me get to him, let him pray for me. I’m ready to pray for you now. If anybody has anything they want to ask from God stand on your feet now, ask Him and I will join my faith with yours and then God will grant your request. So for 2 minutes tell God, Tell Him what you would have told me if you were to come into the office. Go ahead, tell God now. There is still one particular thing I want you to do for me O Lord! I want Your son to join with me in prayer now so that you can do this thing for me. Ask Him now! In Jesus’ mighty name we pray! (Amen)My Father and my God Your Word says it will be unto us according to our faith, these your children feel that unless I join my prayers with their own that the miracle may not come. Now I’m joining my faith with theirs, whatever it is they are asking for, give it to them now in Jesus name! (Amen) If it is healing, give it to them now in Jesus name! (Amen) If it is deliverance, give it to them now in Jesus name! (Amen) If it is breakthrough, give it to them now in Jesus name! (Amen).
If it is wisdom, give it to them now in Jesus name! (Amen) If it is promotion, give it to them now in Jesus name! (Amen) If it is victory, give it to them now in Jesus name! (Amen) If it is the fruit of the womb, give it to them now in Jesus name! (Amen) If it is financial breakthrough, give it to them now in Jesus name! (Amen) If it is the power of the Holy Spirit, give it to them now in Jesus name! (Amen) All those who have come to tonight’s Holy Ghost Service before the Congress. Let them have at least 7 testimonies in Jesus name! (Amen) Thank You my Father! In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen)Now Father, bless the offerings of Your children, sanctify it, use it for Your glory. All who have given tonight, whatever they are owing, help them pay it in Jesus name! (Amen) All who have given tonight, I pray they will never again spend for the doctor in Jesus name! (Amen) That they will never spend for the devil in Jesus name! (Amen) Those who don’t even know where they will get their rent this month, in the New Year make them landlords (Amen) Bless Your children Lord. As they go, go with them! Prosper them! Support them! Defend them! Promote them! Draw them close to Your side! When we meet again, let our joy overflow In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed! (Amen)AMEN!!!!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye