BORN FOR SIGNS AND WONDERS 7th of April, 2006
Well, let somebody shout Alleluia! Amen! Alright, now the Bible says out of the mouth of babes and suckling thou shall perfect praise.. So children alone let me hear you say Alleluia! .. Without instruments, without drums, no tambourines! Just your voice, I want us to sing to God...
Jesus is the sweetest name I know, Jesus; always just the same, oh praise His Holy Name..
Brethren I don’t know the full details of what God wants to do tonight but I know He wants to do something unusual. (Amen!) Without the microphones, He wants to hear the voices of those who love Him. So those of us with microphones, we will put our microphones aside and we will sing that song again: Jesus is the sweetest name I know... He’s always just the same, Oh praise His holy Name that is the reason why I love Him so....
We are going to sing another one: Jesus, blessed Jesus, I love Your Name, I love Your Name, Jesus, Blessed Jesus there is no other name I know. (Alleluia!) .And you sing another one: That wonderful Name, Jesus that wonderful Name Jesus, that wonderful name Jesus, there is no other name I know. (Alleluia!) ..
Now I want you to go ahead and call the Name! Call the Name of the Lord of Lords, the name of the I AM that I AM! Call the Name! Call Him! The Lion of the Tribe of Judah! The Bright and Morning Star! The I AM that I AM! The Rock of Ages! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Call His Name! Thank You Jesus! (Alleluia!) Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Who is like unto Thee, O Lord? Among the Gods who is like thee? Glorious in holiness ..
I want you to call on the God who can do wonders and say Father, keep the eyes of the enemy away from me and my children. Let’s talk to the Almighty God! ... Thank You Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Lift up your voice to Him once more and say, Father; build a wall of fire around me and my children! Go ahead, talk to the Almighty God .In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Lift your voice to God and say Father, don’t let me know sorrow over my children this year! Pray to God .Alleluia In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say, Father; let your purpose for the life of my children be fulfilled. Go ahead, talk to the Almighty
Alleluia!! Glory be to God! Thank You Father! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen!
Maybe there is something special you want to ask God for concerning your children.. Go ahead! Talk to Him about it! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name!! Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen!
Let’s go on our knees before our Maker and sing unto Him one more time : Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Sing it unto Him! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!
Eternal Rock of Ages! King of Kings!! Lord of Lords!! The I AM that I AM! The Ancient of Days! We bless Your Name! We bless Your Name! We bless Your Name! We bless Your Name! We bless Your Name! We bless Your Name! We bless Your Name! We bless Your Name! We bless Your Name! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Oh! Thank You Father! Let Your Name forever be glorified in our lives. In the lives of our children, let Your Name be glorifies! Thank You for January! Thank You for February! Thank You for March! Thank You for April! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name!! Thank You for what You did last month! Thank You for what You will do tonight! Thank You for what You will do in the future! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)
Father visits us tonight! Bless us! Bless our children! Prosper us! Father, put a dividing line between us and our enemies in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Let there be no more sorrow! Cover our children in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Please Father; don’t let us bury our children this year! (Amen!) For the rest of our lives don’t let us bury our children, O Lord! (Amen!) This night save souls! (Amen!) Heal the sick! (Amen!) Set the captives free! (Amen!) Let there be miracles! (Amen!) Let there be signs! (Amen!) Let there be wonders! (Amen!) Lat Your name be glorified! Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout â€˜Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!) Shake hands with one or two people! Tell them: You will never weep over your children again! Amen! And then you may be seated! Thank you!
Only the children born in April should stand now. If you are born in April stand on your feet and shout Alleluia! Father, I want to commit all Your April children into Your hands. April is the fourth month of the year. Father, from the four corners of the world, send help to them from the East send help; from the West send help; from the North send help; from the South send help to them. Make them special children of signs and wonders (Amen!). Answer their prayers Lord! (Amen!) and let them be pillars in your house in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody now shout Alleluia! Congratulations to children of April! Many Happy returns in Jesus Name! (Amen!)
Isaiah 8:18 we want to talk tonight on born for signs and wonders. The Bible says behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are for signs and wonders in Israel from the Lord of Hosts which dwelleth in Mount Zion. I want to read that to say, behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are for signs and wonders in Nigeria and throughout the whole world from the Lord of Hosts which dwelleth in Mount Zion. I want you to say loud and clear: I and the children that the Lord had given me are for signs and wonders" You better say it so that God Himself can hear you!
God never does anything without a purpose. He never does anything arbitrarily. Acts 15:18 says known unto God are all His ways from the foundation of the world. In other words God knows where He’s heading before He begins. Nobody is born into this world by accident. God as a purpose for every child that is born.
In Jeremiah 1:4-5 God said to Jeremiah, He said, before I formed you in the womb I already sanctified you a prophet. Anyone who is in this world come for a purpose. In Romans 9:11-12 the Bible says before Jacob and Esau were born, God had already said, Jacob I love; Esau I hate. They were not yet born. He had already decided. And in Romans 9:17 God said concerning Pharaoh, He said for this purpose I raised thee up that when I drown you the whole world will know that there is a King above all kings. Nobody is born without a purpose “whether for good or bad. In Judges 13:1-5 God said Samson will begin to deliver Israel even before Samson did all he did. God had already said, this man will only start, he won’t complete the job. He will begin to deliver.
In Luke 1:13-17 God said concerning John the Baptist that he will convert many people into the Kingdom of God. Before you were born God has a purpose. The good news is “myself and all the children God had given me, whether physical or spiritual, they are born for signs and wonders. (Amen!) How many children do I have here tonight? So if you believe that you are for signs and wonders let me hear your Alleluia!
Now Psalm 33:11 assures me that the plans of God for your life shall be fulfilled (Amen!) because He said the counsel of God stands forever. So if you are born for signs and wonders turn to your neighbor to say I am born for signs and wonders! Say it in such a way they will know you mean business. I am born for signs and wonders!
Now what are signs? A sign is an extraordinary happening that will cause unbelievers to change their mind, those who do not believe that there is God; those who do not believe that God is on your side when God has shown them a sign, then they will believe.
In John 6:30 the people asked the Lord what sign do you want to show us that we may believe? What work? What major miracle is you going to perform that will cause us to believe that you are from God? In John 4:48 Jesus Himself said except these people see signs and wonders they won’t believe. Now I have good news for somebody here today. Because of the signs and wonders that God will do in your life tonight, every member of your family will come to the Lord! (Amen!)
My mother-in-law for several years didn’t want to hear anything about the gospel. We tried our best since we became born again to convert her but then as you know our story that my wife had had three caesarian operations before we met the Lord because the doctor said she can’t deliver normally. Then we became born again and we read Luke 1:37 that with God nothing shall be impossible. How many by the way believe that your own will be possible tonight? Let me hear your Amen!" (Amen!)
So my wife became pregnant again and this time no doctor at all and the baby was born big without operation. My mother-in-law said, because of what God has done I surrender. Because of the signs and wonders that God will do in your lives tonight every member of your family shall come into the kingdom of God! (Amen!)
What are examples of signs? Isaiah 7:14 the Bible says God Himself will give you a sign, a virgin shall conceive. He said that will be a sign because it will be something that cannot possibly happen “a virgin should not conceive. A virgin should not have a baby without meeting with a man. So God said, I will give you a sign. A virgin shall conceive. In other words, the impossible shall be possible. My Father will give them a sign. (Amen!)
I’ve told you a story here before. We were still in the old auditorium and there was this lady who had been barren for years. The husband had gone everywhere. Finally they went to a professor who examined the woman thoroughly and discovered that she had no ovaries and called the husband aside. Why are you wasting your time? This woman has no ovaries “nothing to provide the eggs for you to fertilize. Go! Stop wasting your time! And the husband broke the news to the wife and the wife said well; in that case let us go home. Let me go and eat till I die since I can’t have a child. But the husband said that is the report of the doctor. Let’s go to the Redemption Camp. Let’s go and hear the report of the Lord. The report of the Lord for somebody here tonight is that God will give your enemies a sign. (Amen!)
So they came to the Convention. I those days we were few so I could lay hands on everybody. All I noticed was that when I laid hands on this woman she fell under the anointing. She was on the ground for about 45 minutes. I thought because it was night the woman was just trying to sleep. I didn’t know God was performing an operation. Everybody who needs an operation tonight God will perform it Himself! (Amen!) 9 months later the woman they said had no ovaries came rejoicing with her baby! There is a God who can make the impossible possible that God who caused a virgin to conceive will do your own tonight in Jesus Name! (Amen!)
What is a sign? In Judges 6:36-38 Gideon said to the Lord, please give me a sign. I’m going to put a piece of cloth outside. I want rain to fall on that little fleece alone and everywhere else will be dry. If you do that for me, I will know it’s a sign you are the one talking. So he put the fleece out. By the following morning everywhere was dry but the fleece was soaked in water. It is a sign.
Some years ago one chief in one town somewhere in Nigeria gave his life to Jesus Christ and he was a farmer and there was a great dry season that everything was dried out by the sun. Two times rain fell on his farm alone and didn’t touch anywhere else. His own farm alone! I don’t know who I’m talking to! One of the signs God will give to your enemies is showers of blessings allocated to you alone. (Amen!)
And then in the same Judges 6:39-40 Gideon said Lord, Thank You for the first sign but one is not enough. I’m going to put the fleece out again tonight. This time round, I want rain everywhere but I want the fleece alone to be dry and when he woke up the following morning it had rained everywhere but the fleece remained dry.
I have told you before there’s been an occasion when we’ve been having fellowship at University of Ibadan. We were not too many then but the sitting room couldn’t contain us so we moved to the back yard and as we were about to begin the Bible study rain began. But it rained everywhere on the Campus and left the house where we were holding the Bible study.
That is a long time ago but another one happened last year. I went to Abuja for Abuja Holy Ghost Service and then I went to the Ecumenical Centre that was being prepared and there was a white man who was in charge. As soon as he saw me he said, Sir, I was told that you are connected with the man on top. I thought he was talking about the President. I said, You mean the President? He said, no. He said, the man on top. Then I knew he was talking about God. I said Oh yes, oh yes! By special grace, he said I want to finish this building before Sunday, help me talk to Him that there be no rain during the day so that I can finish the work. I said that is alright. Don’t worry there will be no rain during the day. That was Thursday. After I said that I remembered tomorrow night is the Holy Ghost Night. I have said no rain during the day. Friday came and the cloud covered the whole city and it rained everywhere except the stadium!
There is somebody here tonight it is not one sign that you are going to get, you will get two. (Amen!) If I were you I will say Amen!" loud and clear! (Amen!)
In 2 King 3:11-17 some kings came to Elisha. They said Sir, we are in trouble. We have a big army but we have no water for them to drink. Please how do we get water? And he said, God will give you a sign. He said there will be no wind, there will be no rain but if you would dig there will be plenty of water filling every hole that you dig. No wind. No rain but plenty of water. That is an evidence of a sign.
When we got this camp ground our first convention, we were struggling every day and night trying to build little accommodation where we could stay but every time we dig a well we dig it today. By tomorrow it would have collapsed because the soil is clay. And it was a week to the Convention. What are we going to do for water? And God gave us a sign that He is the one who sent us here.
Exactly eight days to the Convention one rich man was driving past. He saw the activities that were going on here and branched and said, what are your people doing? Oh we are preparing for our Convention. You want to hold a Convention in this jungle? Oh yes, where we are no longer big enough for us. He said, what is your greatest need? Ah our greatest need is water. As we were digging the well they were collapsing. He said what you need is a borehole. I said we know. The problem is where is the money to build borehole? And then we have only one week to go. He said, I will give you a bore hole. He said it in the morning. By the evening, engineers have moved on site. They started drilling on Friday. The Convention was going to start on Sunday. By Friday they have already got water. And even as they are digging he made sure we were already building a tank where we are going to put the water. Saturday night in the moon light we put all the tanks on top and water was beginning to pump. There is somebody here today, it looks as if you are about to be put to shame. My Father will give you a sign. (Amen!)
O Thank You Father!, the Almighty Father is already healing a lot of people.
He said there is someone here for example, who has been vomiting constantly. So now you are reduced to a skeleton. He said the vomiting has stopped. It is not going to return!
He said there is someone here, after your last childbirth you have been bleeding non-stop. The bleeding had stopped. You can go and check. (Amen!)
O Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here; He said I should tell you, He said I assure you no more storms! (Amen!)
The Lord says there is someone here tonight,, He said I will flush out every alien from your system (Amen!)
The Lord said there is a man here tonight; He said your potency has been captured by the enemy. He said but now it has been released. (Amen!)
The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said when the battle is over you will still be standing. (Amen!)
Okay now I’m trying to give you examples of the signs. In Numbers 17:1-11 people were arguing with Moses: what is wrong with you Moses? You want to turn the entire nation into family business “you are the prophet, eh. Aaron is the priest; Miriam is the choir mistress. Everybody in your family alone! And God said, Moses hold on! Hold on! I will deal with them. Everyone who is speaking against the prosperity of your family God will show them a sign. (Amen!) So God said tell them all those who believe that they should be representatives of God let them get their rods ready and let Aaron get his own ready. Let’s put all the rods together in the hands of God overnight. By tomorrow morning any rod that is already bearing buds, flowers dry rod that suddenly begins to produce leaves and flowers overnight! Whoever owns that rod he’s the one I have chosen. By the following morning it was Aaron’s rod that budded. That kept everybody quiet.
When I became General Overseer there were a lot of people who said no, we maneuvered the old man because the old man was illiterate and this man has PhD so they maneuvered him till he gave them the position. God didn’t choose him; he chose himself! And God decided to give them a sign. Every time and every month in those days we used to have what we call seminar. Every time we hold a seminar, on the very first day of the seminar a baby boy will be born. Every time! Until somebody said this is a sign from God.
It doesn’t matter who they are; it doesn’t matter how many they are. Because of the signs God will show in your life tonight they will finally agree that God is on your side. (Amen!)
And then let me give you one other example in 1 Corinthian 14:22
Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here tonight; it appears as if problems have swallowed you. He said the problems will vomit you. (Amen!)
1 Corinthians 14:22 the Bible says tongues are for signs. In other words the ability to speak a language you didn’t learn is a sign, when you suddenly begin to speak a language that you never learnt, it will be a sign to everybody that this has to be God.
Years ago, at our maternity centre in Ebute-Metta, one night, far into the night, they brought a woman for delivery. The midwife then couldn’t speak in English. The woman couldn’t speak Yoruba so there was a problem. There was nobody else “Just the woman and the midwife. The midwife wanted to ask have you gone to the toilet. This and that, She was saying it in Yoruba. The woman couldn’t understand and there was nobody else around. And the midwife lifted her eyes to the Almighty God. What am I going to do now? And suddenly she began to speak in fluent English. Until the woman delivered and everything was done neatly and then she couldn’t speak English again!
I give you another example. I’m talking of a God of signs and wonders. I’m saying this so that you will know that you are in for something special tonight. (Amen!) There was a young man who was a preacher “complete illiterate. He could speak Yoruba very well and w God was performing miracles through him. So they invited him to a college to come and preach and he made up his mind that he will go. He said, when I get there I will tell them I can’t speak English so they have to get an interpreter. As he got up to preach, trying to say I can’t speak English, English began to flow! He himself didn’t understand what he was saying. He just saw that he was preaching for one hour and after one hour he saw people rushing forward to receive salvation. He was giving an altar call in English but he didn’t understand what he was saying. After he prayed for these people in English and turned to go, he couldn’t speak English again! Something is coming your way today that will be a sign to everybody around you. (Amen!)
Let me give you one more sign, one more example of a sign, in 1 king 18:21-39 you know the story very well. Elijah said; let’s find out who is the real God. Give me a bullock; give the prophets of Baal a bullock. Let them prepare their own altar. I will prepare my own. The God who answers by fire should be the God that we should all follow. Everybody said that will be a beautiful sign. Oh! If it happens if it is your God that answers by fire, we will believe that He is the living God! And you know the rest of the story: the prophets of Baal called on their god. He didn’t answer them because he couldn’t answer. He has eyes, he couldn’t see mouth, he couldn’t speak but within 2 minutes of Elijah calling on God; within 2 minutes of him calling on my Daddy, fire fell from heaven and the whole nation fell on its face and said "Jehovah, He is the Lord!" God will answer somebody by fire here tonight! (Amen!)
Now what are wonders? When we talk about wonders somebody described a wonder as something that causes you to wonder. In other words, something you see that you open your mouth and you can’t close it.
In Mark 2:1-12 when they brought a man through the roof and laid him at the feet of Jesus, a man who had been paralyzed from the neck down, Jesus just said "Get up, take your bed and go." and he got up and the people said "What is this? We’ve never seen it like this before!" Something is going to happen to somebody here tonight that when friends, relatives, enemies hear about it they will open their mouths. (Amen!)
I have told you, some of you know the testimony, after that baby they said cannot be born naturally was born and he has born on a Friday night and I had a preaching appointment with doctors from Luth the following Saturday as soon as I got there because I was still, in fact I couldn’t sleep that Friday night because I was so full of joy, so before I began preaching I gave them the testimony: my wife had had three caesarian operations. They said she cannot deliver naturally but last night God did it! All of them, they couldn’t close their mouth! A miracle that will cause people to open their mouths is happening to somebody here tonight! (Amen!) Finally they recovered. One of them said, well, you are a scientist; you know that nothing is proved scientifically unless it can be repeated. Any experiment is not considered scientifically okay except it is something that can be repeated. So 4 years later my wife got pregnant again and gave birth to a baby boy that was bigger than the former one. If they don’t believe the first sign, God will give them a second one. (Amen!)
A wonder is something that causes people to open their mouths and say we have never seen it like this before. I believe that God will do something new in the life of somebody today! (Amen!)
Thank You Lord! The Lord says there is someone here, the noise in your head is like rumbling of a lorry. He said the rumblings are gone. (Amen!)
Thank You Father! The Lord said there is somebody here tonight who has a covenant with death. Daddy said to tell you every covenant with death is cancelled tonight. (Amen!)
The Lord says there is someone here tonight, this month of April you will have three testimonies. (Amen!)
Let me give you some examples of wonders. Acts 3:1-14 when the man who was born lame began to walk, jump and to praise God the Bible says the people were filled with amazement. They opened their mouths wide and said, what is this? I’ve told you a story of a woman who bought her daughter for us to pray. She said the daughter has never spoken since she was born and normally when they bring somebody to a pastor to pray, you pray in the name of Jesus and they go and leave the rest to Jesus Christ to sort out. So you can understand that when I laid my hand on this child’s head and said, in the name of Jesus! And she said, "Amen!", I nearly jumped out of the window! I did not expect her to speak! I haven’t even finished praying! All I said is in the Name of Jesus! And she said "amen!" Well, I don’t know what is your problem, but I’m going to call the name of Jesus. I hope you will say, Amen! Oh yes there shall be testimony tonight in Jesus Name! (Amen!)
Another example of a wonder is in Joshua 10:12-14
Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here tonight,, He said your ears will hear good tidings. (Amen!) Amen!
And I’m saying Amen too because the Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said you will have your own share of my abundance. (Amen!)
So in Joshua 10. Oh, somebody has said to me before, he said, why don’t you finish preaching and then prophesy? I’m not the controller of the Holy Spirit! It’s the Holy Spirit who controls me and whatever He wants that is what I will do. Is that alright by you? (Yes!) If He asks me to stop preaching and He wants to prophesy, and if He says no prophecy, just teach, I will teach. The Bible says where the Spirit of God is there is liberty. We will let the Holy Spirit do His own thing!
So in Joshua 10:12-14 Joshua said to the sun, sun stand where you are! And it remained like that for almost the whole day! It is a wonder that had never happened before and that never happened after that. The Bible says there were never a day like that before neither was there a day like that after that. God is going to give a miracle to somebody that had nobody had ever received before. (Amen!)
I will share this testimony with you. You don’t have to believe me it doesn’t matter. It’s true all the same. Last month as I was getting ready for the Holy Ghost Service one night I went far into the bush to pray because there were so many people in the camp ground and some of them, "Oh how are you Daddy! Hello Daddy!" You see an old man walking about at 3.00 am and you are greeting him! So I went to somewhere there is no light and I took my torchlight with me. It’s a new type of torchlight “very bright. But the one thing I didn’t know about this new torchlight is that ordinary torch light, when the battery is getting weak the light will become dim but this one it was bright till the last moment and all of a sudden everything just went out and I was far away from where there is light. I couldn’t see anywhere at all, everywhere was pitch black.
So I said, All right. I will stay here and pray. I will wait here till tomorrow morning because I couldn’t see any where. So I began to pray and praise God and suddenly the moon rose bright as day! I looked up “there’s no moon at this time! So well I enjoyed myself for another 15 minutes. After I said Thank You Lord!. Then I began to come home and I got to where there was light. I looked up again and there was no moon!. Whatever God has to do to cause you to say my God, You are a God of signs and wonders, He will do it for you tonight. (Amen!)
The funny part of it is was the following day. I changed my battery now and went to the same place. when I got there I switched off the torch light expecting the moon. It didn’t come!
Exodus 14:21-28 shows you another wonder. Moses lifted up his hand towards the Red Sea and the Red Sea parted. The children of Israel moved on dry ground. Their enemies followed. He stretched out his hand again and the water came together and drowned the enemies. Several years ago just when I became the General Overseer, I went to visit my village and there is a road linking Ife to my village. Just a few kilometers but the road had never been done. No it wasn’t made, it was just a foot path and so when we want to go to Ife we have to first of all go to Ilesha and then from Ilesha to Ife. Just as the Israelites journey. When I got home my people said, the only thing we need is that this road be constructed. Since I didn’t have the money to construct the road but I have a God of signs and wonders, I stood and I lifted my two hands towards that direction. Six months later the Federal Government began construction of the road. Today I am lifting my hands towards you all. All your Red Sea shall be parted tonight (Amen!)
What is a wonder? Genesis 21:16-7 is the story of Sarah that you know very well. Sarah herself said, who could have said that Sarah will give birth to a son?
Thank You Father! Alleluia! Amen! Those of you who were believing God for the fruit of the womb, I want you to come out, gently now, very gently. Don’t rush! Keep them.. give room there. Don’t let them come close. The choir, some of the choir members should come and minister in songs. I didn’t ask you to move back brethren way up there why are you moving back? the people who are coming are you trusting God for the fruit of the womb? (Yes!) Isn’t the Lord good? Well, O Lord! Thank You Jesus! . all right we will do what God asked us to do but we are waiting for the rest of the people to come.
Oh. so many O Lord God Almighty! Now listen to me very carefully. It is the Almighty God who brought you tonight and He wants to solve your problem. (Amen!) He wants me to assure you no to be sad. This is supposed to be a Special Holy Ghost Service for children and those who are believing God for the children normally will not want to come on a day like this because some of them will say, Eh Look at everybody bringing their children. Where is my own? The Lord asked me to tell you at least somebody here among you ...(Amen!) By this time next year, your own children will also come. (Amen!)
I’m waiting for the others to come because they are still coming, only those who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb. Now I didn’t know what I told you at the beginning, I didn’t know all the details of what God wants to do tonight but when I was in my prayer room the Lord spoke to me and said, Son when you are going to the Holy Ghost Service tonight take your rod with you. (Amen!)
Now I know why. He said I’m to do 2 things. Number one; He said I am going to walk before you with my rod (Amen!) I’m not going to touch you so wherever you are don’t worry. I just walk before you and come back. Then when I get back I will do the second thing that He asked me to so. As the Lord lives many of you here today, you will carry your children when you are coming back! (Amen!)
Let’s have some worship songs. You are bigger than what people say, Jehovah, You are bigger than what people say..
Those of you, who are in front, thank You Jesus! I want you to decide now what kind of baby you want first. Girl? Boy? Girl? 2 Boys? 2 girls? Alleluia! Amen! Now listen to me now! Second thing He asked me to do is that I will wave this rod in your direction and as I do just keep on praising God. The Almighty God is going to surprise somebody. (Amen!)..Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Thank You Almighty God! Glory be to God! Glory be to God! Glory be to God! Alleluia! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)
Father, we thank You because You know all our needs. Glory be to Your Holy Name! Lord (Amen!) Only You could have known that there are so many people like this here tonight, believing you for signs and wonders. Answer them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Next year O Lord, anytime we have a special programme for children, let their own be among. Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Let’s have some singing, some dancing song. You can dance back to your seat now. I believe it’s already done!.... you are worthy to be praised, Amen. Bless the Lord, O my soul.. He has done great things.. All right let somebody shout a really big Alleluia!
Alleluia! Well I was trying to give the example of Sarah as a wonder that someone is already completely past childbearing suddenly became the mother of a child and it reminds me of a testimony that we heard last Friday at the Holy Ghost Service in London.
By the way the Holy Ghost Service in London has become something else. In fact this last one we didn’t know how to pray “do we say God don’t stop bringing the people or how do we say it because there wasn’t enough space for them. The wife of the Archbishop of Canterbury was there. In any case it was testimony time and out of all the testimonies there is one that is appropriate at this moment. A woman said something had happened to her before that they had cut away her right tube and right ovary and then when she became pregnant now, the only pregnancy they said was ectopic. It was in the only tube that was left instead of being in the womb. So they said they have to operate so she said that is okay, fortunately there is Holy Ghost Service coming on Friday. The operation is on Tuesday. I’ll go to the Holy Ghost Service first. She came and as the service was going on God said. (you see don’t take what God said lightly) God said that He’s working on bellies putting things right there. She said Thank You Lord!. On Tuesday she went to hospital. They said they want to do the final test before the operation and they said well, woman your right tube and your right ovary are in perfect condition. (Amen!) Oh, she said, I have no right tube. I have no right ovary! It was cut off years ago! Well we don’t know about that. All we know is that there is a perfect right tube “there is a perfect right ovary. Now let us look at he left one which had a problem and they discovered that the baby had moved from the tube into the womb! (Amen!)
I have good news for somebody here tonight. Everything the devil has stolen from you shall be fully restored! (Amen!)
Okay so because of time let’s quickly go to the end of the sermon. We have to jump a little bruit. You are born for signs and wonders “physically you are born for signs and wonders. Exodus 15:26 says…
Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here tonight,, He said my power in you that has been lying dormant shall be reactivated. (Amen!)
Exodus 15:26 says if you will hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, you will not even know sickness again. The plan of God for you is that you will live the rest of your life completely free of sickness and disease! (Amen!) Psalm 91:7-8 it says it’s only with your eyes that you will behold as thousands are falling by your right hand, ten thousand by your left. You will only see! That is the plan of God for your life! So that you will be a sign and a wonder!
Some time ago, some years ago, the doctors were on strike and someone asked me, he said, how about this doctor’s strike? I said I didn’t even know the doctors are on strike. Oh he said. I have forgotten your own doctor is Jesus! Your own doctor too will be Jesus from now on! (Amen!) You are for signs and wonders. Your children are to be head not tail in their class! In Daniel 1:17-20 the Bible says Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego wee ten times better than all the other wise men! I prophecy to all the children that are here tonight you will never fail another exam (Amen!)
And then, you are supposed to be for signs and wonders spiritually. In 2 Kings 22:9-15 Elisha called Elijah, my father. He called the man who called down fire from heaven my father’! You must be very careful whom you call your father in the Lord because it is whatever God gives to your father that is going to multiply to you.
Elijah was for signs and wonders. Elisha who called him father also became for signs and wonders.
Last May during the ministers conference the Lord asked me to do something among our pastors. He told me to wear three agbadas. I did. I always do whatever He asks me to do whether you think I’m crazy or not. It doesn’t matter; I know who is talking to me. After I wore it he said I should lay it on tables before the pastors and ask those of them who want part of my anointing to come and touch the garment. They came. I’m sure some of them came because everybody was going forward. Some of them came because they thought what kind of business is this one again? But some came by faith.
When I finished with the pastors here, I said, Lord, please I have other pastors abroad can I carry this garment to them? He said, Why not!" So I carried the garment to those ones and I had a testimony during this last visit to London. As soon as I lay the garment before them, one of the pastors said ... Oh Thank You Lord! This is what I have been waiting for! So when they went forward to touch the garment like the woman with the issue of blood, as soon as he touched the garment he knew he has got it. And then, the next opportunity he had, he said bring all the sick people! I’ve touched the garment of my Daddy! Bring all the sick people. The first fellow they brought was dumb and he wanted to tell them I didn’t ask you to .. Not this difficult case,. I mean .. But it was too late for him to turn back. As he laid hand on that dumb fellow immediately the fellow began to speak (Amen!)
As for my children, me and my children, beginning from today we are for signs and wonders. If you receive that let me hear you shay (Amen)
There is a God who is a God of signs and wonders. His name is Wonderful, which means full of wonders. He does wonders, signs and wonders in heaven and on the earth. And once you are connected to the right father, right Father, the God of your father will become your Gods. Elisha said where the Lord God of Elijah and the Almighty God said, as I was with Elijah boy so will I be with you. From tonight onwards when you want signs you will get signs. (Amen!) When you want wonders you will get wonders! (Amen!)
But what is required for you? Number one in 1 Kings 19: 19-21 saw Elisha demonstrating complete surrender to God. He surrendered completely to the God of his spiritual father. Number two, Exodus 20:12 it said you are to honour your father, your mother so that your days might be long. Every child here tonight, if you are to be for signs and wonders, you must learn to honour your parents and even spiritual children, you must learn to honour your spiritual parents. In 2 Kings 2:1-12 Elisha demonstrated that he was loyal to his father to the end. Children, surrender completely to the God of your father. The only living God. Honour your parents and be loyal to them forever.
Parents, Proverbs 22:6 in the Bible says if you train up a child in the way he should go he will not be able to depart from it when he grows up. Train your children on the fear of the Lord. Don’t leave them to themselves no matter how big they may become they are your children. You brought them into the world. You have authority over them to train them in the way of the Lord. Parents, Genesis 22:15-18 the reason the Almighty God turned Isaac to a super wonder was because the father Abraham was willing to give his best to God. Parents train your children in the way of the Lord and addict yourself to sacrificial giving then you and your children will be for signs and wonders.
And all of us together Proverbs 31:1-5 in summary says what others can do, you cannot do them. Others can drink wine. You cannot. Others can fight. You cannot. Others can lie. You cannot. Others can fornicate. You cannot because you are for signs and for wonders. You are special. You are different from others. As far as you are concerned God will not take anything lightly with you. He will treat you special.
Let me close by reminding you of this testimony. Some of you know it. Years ago we were trying to build a camp in Epe and we wanted to dig 2 pit latrines. One for men, One for women and a surveyor took the contract. It was to be 6 ft long and 6 ft deep, 4 ft wide. We agreed on the price. We got to where he was to dig. Instead of measuring in feet, because we were using feet then, he measured in a meter which was at least 3 times larger than we had in mind. The spirit of God said to me, Son, correct him! I said to the Lord, if he is a surveyor and he doesn’t know the difference between feet and meters let him suffer. He went to measure another one. The same mistake! The Lord said to me, Son, correct him. I said no, if he goes to the University and he doesn’t know the difference between feet and meters let him pay! God kept quiet and then we turned to go and he has some hefty handymen ready to do the digging. They’ve been digging for long time so their hand is like iron and I saw one of them. I greeted him. I said hello. He said magido so I stretched forth my hand to shake hands with him. When he grabbed my hand he began to squeeze it, was as if iron was crushing my bone. "Ah, aha God! What is this?" And God said I asked you to correct him. I’m sorry Lord, I will correct him and the man released my hand. So I corrected the man but by now my hand was burning like fire. Ah! As I was going back to my car I said to the Lord, the punishment is too much for the offense. You know what He said to me? He said, "You are special too me I will not tolerate any nonsense from you." How many of you are for signs and wonders? God will not tolerate any nonsense from you. (Amen!)
Those of you who are here who are not even born again; you better came and surrender you life to Jesus because there are two categories of signs and wonders. Nebuchadnezzar when he became an animal, he was a sign. He was a wonder! If you are against God He can turn you to a sign and a wonder to others. Come and surrender your life to Jesus tonight! God is here; ready to perform signs and wonders in your life. So if you want to give your life to Jesus come now! I will count from 1 to 10. By then if you are not here I will know you don’t want to come.
1. 2.3. 4. One of the wonders of God is that if you surrender your life to Him, He will forgive every sin you have ever committed. It would be as if you have never sinned before! 5... Remember the Word of God says he who conceals his sin will not prosper but whosever will confess and forsake them will obtain mercy! 6. The gates of mercy are still open! You can still come to Him now! He’s willing to save your soul. He’s willing to forgive all your sins. He’s willing to give you a new beginning! 7. It is the Lord that is calling you! It is a day of decision. Come to Him now, come to Him now! He can turn you to a good sign and a good wonder. He can change your life completely “that your neighbor will see you and say, oh, oh that is the fellow we used to know. He was a terrible fellow but now he’s a true child of God! Come to Him! 7. 8. So if you know you are coming better hurry up now!
Thank You Jesus! I know some of you are coming from a long distance but then you have to hurry up a little. 9. And those of you who are in the front begin to talk to Jesus Christ and ask Him to save your soul. Ask Him to forgive. Promise Him you will serve Him from now. Ask Him to be your Savior and your Lord. Ask Him to forgive all your sins and the rest of us, let’s stretch our hands to these our brethren and pray for them, that the One who saved our souls, will save their own souls also.
And those of you who are still in the way hurry up now. Make sure you get here before I finish praying. Those of you in front begin to talk to Jesus now. Open your mouth now. Let’s talk to Jesus. Ask Him to save your soul: God have mercy on me! Save my soul! Forgive me! O Lord! Save my souls! I will serve you for the rest of my life! Be my Savior! Be my Lord! Talk to the Lord! Open your mouth! Ask Him for mercy! Ask Him for salvation of your soul. Ask Him to forgive all your sins! Call on Him now! Those of you who are still on the way, hurry up, hurry up because I’m about to pray! I want to pray for your salvation. So hurry up now. And brethren let’s pray for them another 30 seconds that God would save their souls, that God will be merciful to all of them, that He will give them genuine salvation, genuine salvation so that they become true children of the living God. Thank You Father! Those of you still coming make sure you get here before I finish praying because I must pray now. In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Father Almighty, I want to thank You very much for Your children who have come forward this evening. You were the one who said whosoever comes to You, you will in no wise cast out. They’ve come now. Receive them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Forgive them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) have mercy on them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Cleanse them in Your blood in Jesus Name! (Amen!) As You are saving their souls today write their names in the Book of Life in Jesus Name! (Amen!) The wonder of salvation give to them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) And from now on whenever they call on You, answer them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen!
Now I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward tonight because from now by the special grace of God every day, I will be praying for you and very soon you will begin to feel the impact of my prayers. So I need your names, your address and your prayer requests. So if you will follow this brother to my left which is to your right, he will lead you to where some pastors are waiting for you. They will collect this information from you and bring you back quietly so let’s begin to go now. So let’s give the Lord a big round of applause for these people. If you want to clap, clap like children of God!
How many of you want to be for signs and wonders? How many of you now will begin to live right and do the will of God? You know God won’t tolerate any nonsense from you; this is the price you have to pray if you want to be for signs and wonders. So let’s stand on our feet now. Somebody is going to be for signs and wonders! The first way we know is the way they praise God. They praise God differently, so let me hear you shout Alleluia!
Good! Now as we are about to enter into the section of prayer those of you who have testimony to give can begin to find your way to the back of the altar where some pastors will listen to your testimonies. If you have any testimony from the past Holy Ghost Service begins to find your way to the back of the altar now. The rest of us, let’s lift our voice to the Almighty and say, Father, as for me and my house, make us signs and wonders to the world “me and my house!!
What that little lady was saying many of us cannot even memorize half of it but she is for signs and wonders. (Amen!) You and your children, give the Lord a big round of applause! Alleluia! Amen!
At a time like this the anointing oil is the symbol of the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 1:13 says you can be sealed with the Holy Spirit and Revelation 7:2-3 made it clear to us that those who are sealed by God will not be destroyed by the angel of God when he’s going about destroying people. I am believing God that by the anointing of God on our children, sickness will see them and leave them alone. (Amen!) Death will see them and leave them alone. You can’t even say Amen!’ for yourself! Demons will see them and leave them alone. (Amen!) What we are going to do now is that the ministers of God will line up all over the place and then you will be bringing your children and they will anoint your children.
Now as is our custom that we train our children in the way of the l, we want to teach these children not to come to the presence of God empty-handed so the ushers will quickly up the baskets near you and when you are bringing the children forward, you put something in their hand which they will drop with their own hand as a sign to the Almighty God, saying God you preserved me, I will serve You and God will preserve all our children in Jesus Name! (Amen!) He said, some people are sleeping, we should wake them. If they are sleeping leave them alone. Let them sleep. Let them enjoy their sleep. They came to sleep, let them enjoy their sleep. Those who came for business are the people we want to attend to. Now, so ushers, are you ready?
The night is far-spent and so I will just read the testimonies to you so we won’t be able to take them one by one tonight. I will read them to you at the appropriate time and in the meantime let’s settle down and do our thanksgiving to the Almighty God. Next month by the special grace of God it will be a special service for singles and the widows. (Amen!) And the theme is let God Arise (Amen!) Let God Arise. It’s one Holy Ghost Service you don’t want to miss at all. The Almighty God is going to arise and scatter all your enemies in Jesus Name! (Amen!) It will be a special time for the singles and widows. God is going to arise for some one.
The Ushers should please get ready to attend to the people so that they can give their thanksgiving offering. The band that had been singing had done an extremely wonderful job and the Almighty God will reward them in return. We will remain seated until the ushers have come to collect our offering and after that one, as soon as they collect your offering you can get up and dance. After we’ve collected it all I will share the testimony that had been written down. Then we will pray and then we will be on our way. Over to you...I have seen the Lord’s goodness. There is none like you...
Now if the ushers have not yet reached you, you are the only one to shout Alleluia! ..
By the grace of God they will be given priority next month to share but I can read them to you.
There is the case of brother and sister Akinyosoye. After 12 years of waiting God gave then a set of twins (Amen!) and then there is the case of brother Ehieyegar, he too after he had been waiting for 10 years God gave him a set of twins. (Amen!) That testimony will be many like that next year. (Amen!)
And then some of you will remember that last month God said we should pray specially for those who are HIV +. The results are already coming in. There is a brother Oladimejio Akinsanmi who is now HIV positive “(Amen!)
And then there is sister Olubukola Adeshola, the husband had already given her a divorce letter but after the Holy Ghost Service that letter was withdrawn. (Amen!)
And then there is brother Aluko Sayo and he had an enlarged heart and the doctor said they will operate on him but that is not 100% safe. At the Holy Ghost Service of October God healed him completely!
Then there is Sister Ife Olumo Ishan who has had asthma for 13 years and she as healed completely in February Holy Ghost Service.
And then there is Sister Olabisi Sunmola she was kidnapped in March in Ikorodu. She escaped and found herself in Warri.
All these are just some of the testimonies that we have for tonight but more important than that is that your own testimony will be added to them next month! (Amen!)
So let us rise and pray. Ok Father, I just want to bless Your Holy Name! Thank You for a night of signs and wonders.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye