LET GOD ARISE! 5th of May, 2006

Well, let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

 Thank You Lord!! Glory be to God! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord!  According to the Word of God it is possible to overflow with joy! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! In Psalm 152:7-9 the Bible tells us that if we come into the house of God and we worship Him, He will do something that will cause His saints to shout for joy! Alleluia! Amen! I know you are ready for Him tonight and He is ready for you too so let’s just go ahead and praise Him! Let’s magnify His Holy Name!  Let’s bless His Holy Name! Let’s praise the King of Kings!! Let’s praise the Lord of Lords!! Let’s praise the I AM that I AM!!

Let’s praise the Ancient of Days!! Let’s magnify the Holy One of Israel! Lift Him up! Adore Him! Worship Him! Bless Him! Praise Him! Give Him all glory! He’s worthy to be magnified! There is no one like Him! He is the King of Kings!! He is the Lord of Lords!! H’s the I AM that I AM!! Heâ™s the Ancient of Days!! He’s the Alpha and Omega! He’s the beginning and the ending! Oh yes, praise Him! His name is Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace! Praise Him! He’s worthy to be praised! He’s worthy to be adored!  Magnify His Holy Name! Praise Him! Praise Him from the bottom of your heart! Glory be to God! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’s mighty Name we worship! (Amen!)

Now you are going to spend some time praying for yourself. So lift your voice to the Almighty God and say, Father..“ I mean loud and clear! “ Father, let this be the night I have been waiting for, when the tide will turn for good! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty!! Father, Father, let this be the night I have been waiting for “ when the tide will turn for good for me! Oh yes Lord! Let this be the night! Let this be the night! Let this be the night I have been waiting for! Let this be the night! Let it be the night when the tide will turn for good for me. Alleluia! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)Then lift your voice to Him and say, Father, tonight show my enemies that you are the Lord of Hosts! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God! I just want you to show them that You are the Lord of Hosts! Show them that You have never lost a battle! Show them Lord! Show them!  In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now lift your voice to Him and say, Father, every road block to my success, scatter them! Talk to the Almighty God! Every road block to  my success; every road block to my progress, every road block to my joy, every road block to my  fulfilment, Lord God Almighty! scatter them! Scatter them Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Brethren, the Bible says that one day the disciples were in a boat and the Lord Jesus Christ was asleep and a storm arose ad water began to fill the boat and it was as if they were going to sink but then they woke up Jesus and He arose. And He rebuked the wind and the storm ceased! Cry to Him tonight “Father, arise and still every storm in my life! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty!! Arise O Lord! and still every storm in my life“ material storm! Marital storm! Financial storm! Spiritual storm! Still every storm! Still every storm! Still every storm! Still every storm! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

And now you lift your voice to Him and say, Father! Before the end of this month, give me something to sing about! Let’s talk to the Almighty! Give me something to sing about! Give me something to sing about before the end of the month O Lord God Almighty!! Give me something to sing about! Put a new song in my mouth! Something new, something wonderful! Something glorious, something powerful, something miraculous! Something that will cause me to sing for joy! For the rest of my life give me something to sing about! Give me something to sing about! Give me something to sing about! Almighty God Give me something to sing about! Give me something to sing about! Glory be to Your Name! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! Do something new, something new, something wonderful, something glorious, something to sing about! Something to dance about! Something to rejoice about! Lord God Almighty! give me! Yes Lord! Before the end of this month! Do something new, something special, something glorious, something miraculous! Glory be to God! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Maybe you have a special request tonight. Why don’t you present it to the Almighty God? Tell Him what you want. Discuss it with Him. If there is something special you want, ask God tonight..

 Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!

 Now let’s go on our knees before the Almighty God, the Lord of Hosts Himself, the miracle-working God! Let’s sing unto Him

…. “ What a mighty God we serve, what a mighty God we serve, heaven and earth adore Him…”

Thank You Father! Eternal Rock of Ages, we want to bless Your Holy Name!. King of Kings! Lord of Lords! the I AM that I AM! the Ancient of Days! Rock of Ages! Lion of the tribe of Judah! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Accept our worship in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Tonight visit Your people! Arise O Lord! Scatter all our enemies the enemies of our bodies, enemies of our souls, enemies of our spirit, enemies of our marriage, enemies of our homes, enemies of Your church, enemies of our nations! Scatter them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Scatter them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) Scatter them in Jesus Name! (Amen!)Every doubt, every unbelief, everything that will hinder the move of God in our lives, every evil habit, every tendency to sin, scatter them in Jesus Name! (Amen!). Tonight let there be salvation. (Amen!) Let there be healing! (Amen!) Let there be deliverance! (Amen!) Let there be victory! (Amen!) Let there be blessing! (Amen!) Let there be breakthroughs! (Amen!) Let there be signs! (Amen!) Let there be wonders! (Amen!) Let there be victory! (Amen!) Let there be joy! (Amen!) And take all the glory for it Lord! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

If God is going to arise for you, shout a bigger Alleluia!! Shake hands with one or two people and say, Good evening. God will surprise you tonight! Good evening. God will surprise you tonight!

And then you may be seated.

 It’s going to be a glorious night in Jesus Name! (Amen!)

I remember several years ago when we were still in the old auditorium by the expressway, and we had been using a generator that is 36 KVA. Suddenly God provided one that is 500 KVA. We were excited but that first night because of the power of the new generator, it almost spoilt the entire service.

 Tonight the choir got a new organ and they didn’t know the power of the organ and it swallowed up their song! But let’s thank God for a new organ! Glory be to God!

We are honoured tonight to have with us some very important guests and a world-renowned evangelist, Right Reverend Francis Wale Oke is with us.  Somebody asked me why are you not a Bishop?

Tell the person next to you, this must be Pastor Adeboye’s night. It’s my night.

Oh before then I almost forgot, all of you who are born in May stand up! Let me pray for you. I almost forgot all the children of May. Let’s pray for you. My Father! My God! I want to thank You for all the children born in the month of May - In the fifth month of the year, in the month of grace. I ask that for every one of them there will be abundant grace in Jesus Name! (Amen!)“ the grace to succeed, the grace to overcome; the grace to outshine, the grace to be outstanding release to them in Jesus Name! (Amen!) As they are beginning a new milestone in their lives give them new joy (Amen!) new anointing (Amen!) new support (Amen!) new testimonies (Amen!) and let them serve You like never before! (Amen!) In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)  Amen! So children of May let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Praise the Lord! Of course when I said that Bishop Francis was here, he doesn’t travel alone. He’s here with his wife “ one of the greatest women of God in Nigeria today! And I’m sure he came with a big entourage “ you know Bishops don’t move alone! Glory be to God!

Oh! I’m sure you are wondering - why is he so excited tonight. It’s because I know God wants to do something new. He’s going to do something new in your life. (Amen!)

 Psalm 68:1-5 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him. 2As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God. 3But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.

Verse 4 says Oh Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name Jah, and rejoice before him. Verse 5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. After tonight somebody will begin to rejoice. (Amen!) Many people who are considered singles, before the end of this year, they will attend your marriage. (Amen!)

Many widows that the people think they are going to spend their life in sorrow, because God is going to arise for you tonight the tide will turn for you. (Amen!) And your sorrow will become joy. (Amen!) 

In this passage we have just read, three categories of persons were mentioned God, His enemies and the righteous - and according to this passage, each person mentioned here is to do something. God is to arise. His enemies are to scatter and the righteous are to rejoice. God is to arise. His enemies are to scatter and the righteous to rejoice.

You know each time I ask you to shout ˜Alleluia! it is for a purpose and the purpose is to make the devil uncomfortable. The purpose is to send away all forces of darkness because the only one who will be uncomfortable when we are praising God is either the devil or his supporters. So you are going to do something tonight. You are going to check the fellow on your right and one on your left anytime you shout ˜Alleluia!.

If they feel nervous you know you are sitting with the wrong fellow! So let’s shout now! You are going to check! Be sure who you are sitting with. So let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Thank You Lord! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! Thank You Lord! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! Amen! Thank You!

So God is to arise. His enemies are to scatter. The righteous are to rejoice. Why should the righteous rejoice? Because God’s enemies are the same enemies of the righteous. Whoever is your enemy, if you are a righteous one is the enemy of the Lord. According to Acts 9:1-5 when God knocked down Saul of Tarsus on the road to Damascus, He said, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? God is in the heaven. His children are here on earth so those who are persecuting His children are persecuting God. So whatever is making your life difficult “ sickness disease, pain, poverty, sorrow, demons, all kinds of enemies that are your enemies are God’s enemies and in the name that is above every other name, when God arises tonight all these enemies will scatter. (Amen!)

 And when they are gone there is only one thing left to do and that is to rejoice. Now we said there are 3 categories of people here. So let us look at them one by one.  Who is God? Psalm 91:1 gave us a good summary of who God is. Psalm 91:1 It said, He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

So who is God?  The Most High, the One who is higher than all your enemies, higher that all your mountains. He’s also the Almighty to whom all power belongs. The Bible says, God has spoken once, twice have I heard that power belongs to God. That tells you one thing straight away “ your enemies can have tricks but they have no power because power belongs to God. I say power belongs to whom? This Almighty God! How come then when He arises His enemies begin to scatter? Because in Hebrews 12:29 it said, our God is a consuming fire! When the enemy are playing their tricks it is only because the consuming fire is yet to arise. But it’s going to arise for somebody here today. (Amen!)

In Psalm 24:7-10, because this God is the Lord, the Lord strong and mighty in battle, the Lord Hosts, whether in heaven or earth or under the earth, the Lord who can never be defeated. So all of  you who are fighting battles tonight, I have good news for you“ by the time the sun is rising you will be singing for victory! (Amen!)

And then, I can go on talking about God on and on but I’m sure you know Him. He’s your daddy and you know He’s the Lord. You know He’s the Controller of heaven and earth. You know when He speaks it is done You know when He says let there be light, there will be light. 

You see that it is a dangerous thing to fall into the hand of the living God. So don’t let me spend too much time talking about Him. You know Him already. But then who and what are His enemies? And why should they be scattered when God arises? Believe it or not, one of the number one enemies of God is loneliness. God hates loneliness. If you want to know how much He hates loneliness all you need to do is to check the Scriptures and you will find out that He surrounds himself with millions and billions of Angels. In Revelation 5:11-14 thousands of thousands, ten thousand times ten thousand of angels who are constantly worshipping. God hates loneliness.

In fact I think  I’ve shared with you before one of the main reasons why He gave Jesus Christ. One of the reasons why He sent His only begotten Son, is because He wanted many more sons!

Romans 8:29 made it clear that He sent Jesus Christ that He might become the first born among many brethren. So if you feel lonely; if you have problem with loneliness there is good news for you because the Lord is going to arise and He’s going to do whatever is needed to deal with loneliness in your life in Jesus Name! (Amen!)

In Mathew 5:25-34.

Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! The Lord says there is someone here today; He said you are the major cause of sorrow for your mother. He said I should tell you, your mother will laugh soon! (Amen!)

Matthew 5:25-34 There was a woman with the issue of blood. You can be sure she was a lonely fellow because she was unclean as a result of her problem and I’m sure she was unmarried. If she was married she was barren because with the issue of blood there is no possibility of pregnancy. But the Lord arose for her and the issue of blood dried.

In Matthew 8:1-3 we have the story of a leper who because of the problem he had was a very lonely man. He was not even supposed to be in the society of people. He was banished from the town. Anytime he came to town he must ring a bell, crying, ˜unclean! Unclean! so that everybody will scatter. But the Lord arose for him. The leprosy vanished and it vanished in the presence of so many people he became a testimony. And I believe somebody is here today, you too will become a testimony. (Amen!)

And I’m sure it wasn’t long after that one he got married. I don’t know who God arranged this special Holy Ghost Service for but somebody who has been lonely, your days of loneliness are over tonight! (Amen!)

He will arise for you because He promised in Hebrews 13:5, He said, I will never leave you, I will never forsake you. In Isaiah 43:2 He said, even when you are passing through the fire I will be with you. In Psalm 121:5 the Bible says, He is your shade on your right hand. Many of you who are singles, you think you are alone but you are not!

If you have Jesus Christ by your side, then you can never be alone! Let me tell you this one. There are many people who think that marriage is everything. That is not true. Let me tell you the truth there are some people who are married who wish they were not. It is better to be single and happy than married and unhappy. If you agree with me say Amen! (Amen!

Let me tell you the story of the 3 fishes¦. You know, three fishes in a big ocean and they were being tormented by a mother shark and a baby shark. So one day the 3 fishes called a prayer meeting and said Lord, please come down, we need to talk. And so the Lord came and said, Why did you call me?

And the first fish said, These sharks are molesting us. I want you to help me by making sure that I have eyes all over my body. And the Lord said, what do you want eyes all over your body for? Oh, so that anytime, from whatever direction the sharks are coming from I will see them and I will be able to escape before they get me.

 God said, Are you sure that is what you want? He said Yes. Then okay your request is granted. And immediately all the scales on the body of the fish became eyes. The second fish said, Lord, me, what I want is a pair of wings. Why? So that if the sharks are coming I fly out of the water  they can’t catch me in the air. The Lord said, okay, your request is granted. Then He turned to the third one. And what do you want? The third fish said, everywhere I go, I want You to go with me. That is all I want. Anywhere I go, just be with me! God said fine.

 So the Lord left and very soon the sharks began to hunt. And the first one they saw was the fish with many eyes. Ah, what a beautiful fish! Eyes everywhere! So they began to pursue the fish. And this fish said, I have already seen you! He swam towards the beach because he had so many eyes he saw a pool of water a little pool of water on the and on the beach. So he made one big jump and landed on that pool of water. And from there he began to laugh at the sharks. Eh! Come and get me if you can! But then the sun rose.

 The little pool of water dried and the fish with many eyes died. When the sharks saw that they missed the first fish, they turned around to look for others and they saw the fish with wings and they were pursuing that one and he flew out of the water! He said, I've got wings now! Come and get me in the air of you can! So he began to fly. But around the same time an eagle was flying overhead and he looked down and saw the fish that was flying and said, O God! I thank You. I have always loved to eat fish only I don't know how to swim, now You have brought one to me in my domain!. So the second fish ended up in the belly of the eagle. Then the baby shark said to Mother shark, oh there is another fish here. It's not afraid of us. He seems to be enjoying himself, let's go and get him! The mother shark said to the baby shark: Can't you see that wherever that fish is going there is a shadow of a man.

You go near that one, the shadow who you see will kill you! The Lord is your shadow on your right hand. Tell your neighbour, I am never alone!! I am never alone! The Lord, He is with me! Let me hear somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) And the number  2 enemy of God is sickness. God hates sickness. He hates disease. Why?

Because according to John 11: 25 Jesus Christ said, I am the resurrection and the life. Life and death are not friends. And sickness and disease are agents of death. That's why in Matthew 8:16-17 the Bible says, in the evening when the sun was set, they brought the sick unto Him and He healed them. I am believing God for someone here today, whatever the sickness that is in your body, it will not be there when the sun rises tomorrow. (Amen!)

In John 5:2-9 the Bible says that there was a pool, the pool of Bethesda and there was a multitude of people there who were sick and they had been there for a long time. There was a particular man who had been there for 38 years! This man did not pray. This man did not go to church. This man was just lying down beside the pool waiting for an Angel to come and turn the waters. But Jesus sought  him out. In the midst of the multitude He picked him out. There is somebody here tonight, God will pick you out for healing. (Amen!)

I've always rejoiced when I remember the testimony of that brother. He was lame. He had a stroke and so he couldn't walk and then they carried him to the Congress and because of the crowd, the people who were carrying him when they found it even difficult to walk on their own without carrying anybody they dropped him. 

They dropped him somewhere on the ground and they went their way and when the programme was on, the man cried to God where he was, saying God, you can see me here, those who could have taken me to the top they've dropped me here, but I know You can help me here! And the power of God hit him. Nobody prayed for him but he jumped up and began to walk. There is a crowd here tonight, multitudes here tonight, but the Almighty God is going to arise for someone. (Amen!)

 He's going to pick you out of the crowd. (Amen!) and heal you completely. He will arise for you! Why? According to Exodus 15:26 He said I am the Lord that healeth thee. I am the great physician. He will arise for you by sending His Word to you because Psalm 107:20 said He sent His Word and He healed them. He will arise for you because according to the 1 Peter 2:24 even by His stripes you were healed.

 He will arise for you and perform signs and wonders even in your life tonight! Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said because of the recent happening in your family you've become a bit anxious.

 The Lord asked me to tell you, Relax, I'm in control! Relax, I'm in control! Ah! The Lord said there is someone here, there is hardly a year in your life when there is not a tragedy. He said, from tonight onwards there will be no more!. (Amen!)Thank You Father! The Lord says there is someone here tonight,, He said, there is someone here tonight, He said you will understand when I tell you. He said I should tell you, your case shall be reviewed. (Amen!)I like this one.. The Lord says there is someone here tonight,, He said I should tell you, I will deal with your problem from the root. (Amen!)

Some years ago one of our pastors in one remote village, the wife fell sick seriously sick. Even if they want to go to the hospital, there was no hospital around and they didn't know what to do. The wife was dying but all of a sudden she got an inspiration hanging on her wall was a calendar of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and the wife said to the husband, oh bring that calendar, the picture of my Daddy is there! If I can touch that picture I know I will be healed.

The inspiration came from God. The faith rose in her. There is nothing in an ordinary picture that can heal but when  God desires to heal, He will use any method. The husband brought the calendar. As the wife touched the picture instantly the sickness disappeared. I don't know who I am talking to tonight, even now as I am speaking to you, your sickness will disappear in Jesus Name! (Amen!)

It reminds me of the story of a girl in a town in Ondo. We went visiting and then they brought this lady young, beautiful lady. She said, Daddy, I have a problem. I can’t even tell my mother yet. What is the problem? The doctors have told me that I have cancer of the breast and they are going to cut off the breast. She said, I am not yet married, the one with two breasts is finding it difficult to get a husband. What am I going to do with one breast? So we cried to God as we have been doing tonight and God arose for her. We prayed a simple prayer. She left the room. Before she got into the car the lump had disappeared. She came back and said, Daddy, where did it go? I said, Where did it come from? Every agent of the devil in your body tonight, we return it to sender. (Amen!)

Another enemy of God is poverty because He has so much to give and God is very generous so whenever He sees poverty it is an insult to His generosity. In Genesis 17:1 our God is called Jehovah El Shaddai, the God who is more than enough and He’s very generous.  In Psalm 23:5  David said, thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over.

 I think I’ve told you before that when I was studying that passage years ago, And I said Lord why the wastage? When  the cup was full why didn’t you stop? He said, I just want to show there is plenty more where that one is coming from! Those of you who are here tonight, who have been finding it difficult to make ends meet in the Name that is above every other name end comes to poverty in your life tonight! (Amen!) 

 He hates poverty, so much that in 1 Kings 17:8-16  when He saw  a widow about to die of hunger, he arose for her. He sent a prophet to her. God is sending me to somebody here tonight, that you think that the end has come no, no, no your beginning is beginning! (Amen!) 

He will arise for you because He wants to! 3 John 2 it said, I wish above all things that you will prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers. Deuteronomy 8:18 said, He gives power to get wealth. Deuteronomy 28:1-2 and then 11-12 said if you will hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord, your God, to observe and to do all that He commands you, He says He will bless you so much you will tell God: this is too much!! He said you will be running and say, I don’t want anymore and the blessing will be pursuing and over-taking you! The Lord says if you will obey Him you will be lending to nations! That is how generous He is. That is why I’m decreeing tonight in the name that is above every other name, every one of you who are owing, God will pay off your debt. (Amen!) And you will never borrow again! (Amen!)

I’m sure you heard me sharing the testimony of the widow whose husband died and left her with about 17 or 19 mouths to feed and a load of debts at the biggest one with a bank in London? If you are owing in London you know you are owing! And she came to a programme like this and God spoke and said there is someone here who is going to have 3 financial breakthroughs.

 God said the first one belongs to God completely; that the second one God will share with the fellow 50-50; but the third one will cancel all the financial problems of the fellow permanently! And the widow said, Amen!. Within a short time the first breakthrough came and she brought the money to me. I said, Sorry ma, God said there is someone here¦. He didn’t say you! I know all  your problems, God gave you this. Go and solve your problem. She looked at me and said, God promised 3 breakthroughs. You want to refuse the first one so I don’t get the remaining two? So I said, All right. I took it from her and kept it.

I didn’t touch it at all because I knew the problem of the girl and the second one came. She brought 50% . And then the third one came and  they wrote her from London that we have discovered that we made a mistake. Your husband is not owing us, we are the ones owing him. Made a mistake? In London? They made no mistake! It is God who changed the records! The Almighty God rearranged things.

I don’t know how He’s going to solve your problem but there is somebody here today, not only will God pay your debts before the end of this year you will build  a church for God! (Amen!)

If you are the one let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Another enemy of God is bondage. God doesn’t like bondage because He’s the Great Deliverer. John 8:¦. Thank You Lord!  

The Lord says there is someone here tonight,  He said, your years of disappointment will soon be forgotten. (Amen!)John 8¦ The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said your adversaries are already confused. (Amen!) that their mistakes will now continue to multiply. (Amen!)

John 8:36, the Bible says whoever the Son shall set free, shall be free indeed. He hates bondage. And because God is the Great Deliverer, He’s the truth and the Bible says you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. One of the reasons He hates bondage is because bondage is of the devil. In Luke 13:10-16 Jesus arose for a woman that had been bound by Satan for 18 years. In one single moment Jesus set her free. Any one of you, in any form of bondage, God will arise for you tonight! (Amen!)

When you read the story in Mark 5:1-15, you will notice that that the mad man of Gadarenes didn’t even have enough time to ask for deliverance. All he did was he saw Jesus coming, fell at His feet and worshipped Him. And the Lord arose for Him and cast out all the demons in him. He will arise for you today. (Amen!) because He’s the Lord of Hosts, He loves to fight. He’s mighty in battle. So all these forces tying you down, He will scatter them tonight in Jesus' name!

 I’m sure some of you probably have heard me sharing the testimony of a lady who came to us in Osun State and said, Help me Sir, help me! I have a problem. I said  what is the problem? She said, Any one I fight in my dream will die! Anybody. If she ever fought any in a dream that fellow is gone. She said, In the beginning, I thought it was a good thing.. started by fighting enemies in the compound but she said, now , some weeks ago, I fought my mother in the dream. When I told the mother, Mama I have fought you in the dream, Mama said, oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! So I have to go, but go and look for help because after me now you may begin to fight your children! Within 2 weeks Mama died. The woman said I need help. There is a force controlling me that I cannot control.

 I remember the case very well because my mind just went to the One who is the Lord of Hosts,, the Commander-in-Chief, the King of Kings!, the Lord of Lords!, the King of Glory! Himself, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah! Himself and I said, woman, I will hand you over to somebody who can set you free and we prayed a simple prayer. That was the last time she had that dream. There are some of you who have been controlled by forces that have no power over, causing you to do what you don’t want to do.

Tonight the LORD OF HOST will arise for you (Amen!) and He will set you free!

 Another enemy of God is failure. God hates failure in any form whatsoever whether academic failure, mental failure, material failure, marital failure any form of failure because He has so much power to help. Psalm 62:11 God has spoken once, twice have I heard it that power belongs to God. How can God sit down with al that power available?

Thank You Lord! Before I tell you this one I receive it myself. The Lord says there is someone here tonight,, He said I will open the seal on your miracles. (Amen!)

Thank You Lord! The Lord says there is someone here who is seriously sick. The l asked me to tell you, your health will be fully restored! (Amen!)

 He also said there is someone here, He said your home used to be a heaven on earth.  He asked me to tell you: I will restore. (Amen!)

 Luke 1:37 the Bible said for with God nothing shall be impossible. Why don’t you tell  your neighbour, my own will not be impossible !He hates failure that is why when He saw Peter fishing all night and catching nothing He joined his boat and said, Let’s turn the tide around . 

That is why when He saw a woman who had married five time and failed five time he went and said I must talk to this woman because the sixth time she didn’t even bother to get married. She was just cohabiting. I don’t know who I’m talking to but there might be some people here whose relationship had failed again and again. Oh you have seen some one. You say this is the one I’m going to marry and everything was going fine and all of a sudden, before it became settled everything crumbled and after some time another one and yet another one and yet another one.

In the mighty name of Jesus no more disappointments. (Amen!)

 He will arise for you! Why? Because  He promised. Isaiah 41:10-13. He said, I will help you. He said I will hold you by your right hand and I will say, I will help you. When the Almighty God  says I will help you there is no way you can fail! If the teacher says to the student, don’t worry I will help you with the exams, the student cannot fail. He can’t! We used to have a teacher long ago, don’t let me mention the subject so that some people here may not discover who I’m talking about.  He has a way of helping the student pass so that if you fail in his class you will fail in anything else.  How does he do it?

Two days or so before the exams he will ask the students to come for revision. Then he will ask you to ask questions. The one you don’t understand, ask! And this fellow will ask one and he will explain in detail. The second person will ask and he will explain in detail. Third one will ask, and he will explain in detail. On the day of examination, question number one will be the question number one asked. Question number two, the second one! Question number three, the third one, so the students knew any time exam is near they wait for the day of revision. They ask the question that they want to answer!

The Great Examiner Himself, the Almighty God  is saying to somebody here today, I will help you succeed! (Amen!) I will help you succeed! (Amen!)

When I was in the University I have a friend. He wasn’t very clever. Every year they will refer him in one paper or the other but he kept on struggling, he kept on struggling. Finally he passed. They gave him ordinary pass and those of us who are 1st class, 2nd Upper class.. we said well at least you made it. Congratulations. We were going for MSc, PhD and he went to teach in a school.  And he began to write books for primary school, secondary school and money began to come in. One day I went to mark WAEC and because he was living in that town I stayed with him. At that time I was a lecturer in the University of Lagos and they brought news to us that his mother has died. Ah my friend, I didn’t know that your mother is going to die like this. When I get home I will go and get the five pounds that I have left in my savings and bring it to you.  He laughed.  He said, God has helped me.  I said, what do you mean?  He said Only last week they brought me royalty from my books. 14,000 pounds.  In those days when we were spending pounds! I wanted to go and clear my savings five pounds. He said I got 14,000 last week! 

There is somebody here tonight, beginning from this moment because of the help you are going to receive from God you will always have more than enough! (Amen!)

Another enemy of God is reproach.  He hates reproach. This is because what ever he did, He did well. In Genesis 1:3 the Bible said and God looked at all the things He had made. He said behold, they were very good. In Mark 7:37 the Bible says, He has done all things well. My God is a God of perfection! He hates reproaches that is why He arose for Namaan. When Namaan had everything but health He arose for him and wiped away every reproach in his life.

 In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, whatever it is that is in your life that is causing people to say where is  your God? The Almighty God will remove tonight in Jesus' name! (Amen!) 

 He will remove it tonight in Jesus' name! (Amen!) All those who have been saying where is your God? He will answer them tonight in Jesus' name! (Amen!)

Sometime, I think  about a little over a year ago, I attended a service in one of our churches and our Pastor there was giving his testimony the wife had been  barren for a long time. Somebody was talking to a member of the congregation. He said, why are you going to that church, the church where the Pastor’s wife cannot even have a child? He said when he heard that, he cried to God. He said God! You hear? You hear now? It’s not me they are reproaching now its You! And God arose. That day we were dedicating a set of twins that God provided for the family.

Everyone here tonight, whatever is stopping your testimony, the Almighty God will remove in Jesus' name! (Amen!)

Thank You Father! Oh, the Lord asked me to tell you a story that means something is coming after this story.

It was my first visit abroad, Nigeria Airways took off late. By the time we got to London , the connecting  flight, British Airways, that was to take me to Canada had gone. So they put me in a hotel. It was my first time abroad. It was time to eat and I came down and I saw two restaurants one on the right, one on the left. I didn’t know which is which.

I didn’t know that one was for 1st Class passengers, one for ordinary passengers. I was in economy class then. I said, Which one should I go? I said when I get to heaven I’m going to be on the right hand side, so I went to the restaurant on the right. Ah, they were taking care of me  sat me down and they were serving me Oh and I was saying to myself, Oh God how I wish somebody  will come and take my picture so I can go and show them in my village! Look at this village boy being served by whites. I ate there in the evening. I ate there in the morning. I ate there in the afternoon and I was about to go they asked me for my coupons. I gave them my coupons.

 And they said .. you shouldn’t be eating in that place! I was already going to the port!

The Lord asked me to tell somebody -  before the enemy finds out that I have blessed you, it will be already too late! (Amen!)

Thank You my Lord! Thank You Jesus! Another enemy of God is sorrow. He hates sorrow because He’s a God of joy!

 Psalm 16:11 He said in His presence there is fullness of joy. God hates sorrow so much that He does not even want to give room for tears in heaven.

The Bible says God will wipe away all tears in heaven. I will see you in heaven in Jesus' name! (Amen!) That is why in Luke 7:11-16 when He saw a widow about to be drowned in sorrow, He arose quickly. And I remember the first thing He said to the widow: weep not.

In the mighty name of Jesus Christ there is somebody here tonight you will never weep again! (Amen!)

In Mark 5:35-42 when Jesus got to the house of Jairus and He saw those who were weeping and wailing what did He do? He chased them out!

Everything that is of weeping in your life shall be chased out tonight in Jesus' name! (Amen!)

One of my daughters said, when she was praying for someone she says whatever causes people to say sorry oh for you oh will never come near you again. (Amen!)

 I believe that is a great prayer.

He will arise for you and get rid of sorrow because He said in John 16:24, it said, All I want you to do is ask till your joy be full. He wants your joy to be full. Alleluia! (Alleluia!)  - Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

You know the Lord told us at the beginning of the year, that there was a plague coming.

 Daddy says because of the children, I have cancelled the plague! Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Let’s rise to our feet. Let’s praise Him for that. Every parent, if you have anything called children please praise God! Bless His Holy Name! Magnify Him! Oh! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You ! Thank You! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! O Lord! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Oh we bless Your Holy Name! We bless Your Holy Name!  We bless, we bless, we bless Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! In Jesus' name!! O Thank You Father! Let somebody shout a really big Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Okay God bless you, you may be seated. O Lord Thank You! Thank You Lord!..

Whenever God arises, just like the first speaker said wonders happen, miracles, signs and wonders. When He arose for Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in Daniel 38:21-27. When He arose for the three boys, fire lost its power! The fiery furnace was swallowed by the consuming fire. It doesn’t matter what fire the enemy had prepared for you, when God arises for you the consuming fire will swallow up their own fire! When He arose for David in Daniel 6:16-23 lions lost their ability to kill because the Lion of Judah Himself, paid them a visit and told the lions, no killing tonight!

All of you who had been thrown into the den of lions you are coming our tonight in Jesus' name! (Amen!)

When the Lord arose for David, you know, when we were praying this evening; when I was praying with the senior Pastors this evening, I told them that David almost all his life was fighting one battle or the other just kept on fighting! But the greatest battle of his life was the battle on the family side. They did not recognize him when he got married. Oh the father-in-law began to look for him to kill him. The wife mocked him. Even his own son chased him from the throne but God kept on arising for him. From time to time God will arise again and he began to move from one victory to another. In that name that’s above every other name , before the end of this  month somebody will sing victory at last! 

 A shepherd boy became a king because the King of Kings arose for him. People may think that you are already forgotten. They may say that there is no hope for you but don’t forget Ruth. She was a widow and she was single but God arose for her and she became married to the most influential man in the land.

By the decree of the original match-maker the One who originally said, let’s get Adam a wife. Children listen to me those of you who are singles, those of you who are widows who are all of marriageable age  you are not going to marry just an ordinary person. (Amen!) No, no, no, no, no! You are going to marry somebody important. (Amen!)

 Either the fellow is already important or will become important (Amen!) I think I’ve told you the story jokingly before: I went to visit one of my daughters and we were all sitting down when herself and her husband were coming in because of the position they occupy everybody stood up. So I had to stand too Your Excellency! So after everybody left I said, My daughter! Me too now I have to stand when you come in! She said, Oh Daddy, Daddy you don’t no! Your Excellency.

All of you my children in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, you will be  for signs and wonders (Amen!)

Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! I want to receive this one first. I want to soak it in first before I share it.

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said I’m arranging a special celebration for you. (Amen!)

Ah! That is me! That is me! So for whom will God arise?

My son who spoke before had done a very great job and made my own job easy now. I will only add to what he omitted. For whom will the Lord arise? The righteous of course! Remember I told you at the beginning, three people mentioned God : His enemies and the righteous. God is to arise, His enemies are to scatter and the righteous are to rejoice. Ah okay.. we have to do what God wants done. 

Daddy says that some of His daughters have what the doctors call fibroids. Now He didn’t say that He’s going to heal all of them I wish He would  but He says He wants to destroy fibroids in some people. (Amen!)

So those of you who are in that category, you have to come forward. Stay a bit away from the altar.. move a little okay, all right.

Oh! Thank You Jesus!  Listen to me carefully.. all He told me is that I want to destroy fibroids in some people. I pray that it will be all of you. (Amen!)

 I will do what He asked me to do. First thing on Monday you go for a check-up and I’m sure there will be any, many testimonies. What did He ask me to do? All He asked me to do last night was son, go to the Holy Ghost Service with your prayer walking stick. What for I don’t know but I brought it. I didn’t know it’s for you  now I know. Glory be to God! And what He asked me to do is that I’m to walk in front of you with my walking stick. Walk down and return. Walk down and return and when I’ve counted seven times he said you can go . (Amen!)

 Now it is possible that while I’m walking along He may decide to put one or two of you to sleep. God does His own thing in His own way, so help one another. If you see any one falling just help the fellow. Lay the fellow down gently who knows even while you are helping the fellow the anointing might also enter in to you and do whatever needs to be done. So we keep worshipping please and the rest of us, please worship along with them. As you begin to return to your seat let’s glorify His Holy Name.

Bless Him as you begin to return and begin to return to your seat. Thank You Father! Let’s begin to return to our seats. Let’s bless His holy Name! Let’s bless His Holy Name and then begin to go back to your seats. O Thank You Jesus!  First thing on Monday go for a check. There will be testimonies! O Glory be to God! Glory be to God! Glory be to God! Glory be to God! And so for whom will He arise? The  righteous. Who are the righteous? .. leave them alone let them wake up on their own don’t worry  they’re okay. Thank You Father!  Let the One performing the operation finish His job. Just leave them! Leave them! Thank You sisters! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! (Alleluia!)

I am sure you remember the story of a sister that the doctor said hadn’t got ovaries and the husband will be wasting his time nothing to produce seed to be fertilizes. And the Lord laid down the woman and she was on the ground for almost an hour and  I thought maybe, because it was night, the woman was trying to get some sleep. I didn’t know that he Great Physician was working. The following year she came with her baby. (Amen!) 

All those people you saw coming up tonight in the mighty name of Jesus Christ they will have a testimony1 (Amen!)

Now who are the righteous ones> They are the ones who have been made righteous by God  - the people who have surrendered their life to Jesus and who had become adopted children of the most High. The Bible says as many as received Him, to them He gave power to become children of God . 2 Corinthians 5:17 the Bible says If any man be in Christ He is a new  creature, old things are passed away, behold all things become new.

We were all enemies of God  before but now we have become righteous through Jesus Christ. That is why the people for whom God arise have certain characteristics some of which the first speaker had already mentioned but one very crucial characteristic is that these people know how to praise God. David was always praising God. He was always praising God because he knew where he would have ended if God had not arisen for him. So he was constantly remembering his past and praising God . Always praising God!

When I was praying concerning what God will do tonight, the Holy Spirit ministered to me, that God has done so much for us on this Campground; that we have not thanked him enough! Then.. and then I took a decision that the Holy Ghost Service of June will be a very special one. (Amen!) 

All we are going to do is sing , dance and praise the Lord! And I trust the Almighty God , long before the end of this month you will have something to sing about! (Amen!)

So we are sending invitation to all great musicians in the land. So when you come next month, don’t wear high heels because we are going to shout, we are coming to glorify God all night long! Who will He arise for? Those He has made righteous. How do we know them? They are always praising God! How do we know them? They are always generous people; they are always sacrificial givers.

 Take Solomon. There was no way Solomon could have ever become king if God had not arisen. In every area possible Solomon did not qualify to be king. His father was an adulterer; his mother was an adulteress. He killed the husband of his mother but yet, the One who says I am in the heavens and I do whatever I please arose for Solomon and he became a king.

There is somebody here today, it doesn’t matter what your past has been God will arise for you! (Amen!)

And you will show Him your gratitude by worshipping Him, by praising Him, by giving Him generously and by giving to Him sacrificially.

 Now before we call on God to arise, Like I’ve always told you, before you ask God to deal with your enemies find out that you are not the enemy! When we say, Let God arise and His enemies be scattered, be sure you are not one of the enemies! 2 Samuel 12:1-12 a prophet came to King David and told him a story. There were 2 people in a town. One is rich, has plenty of animals and then there is one who had only one lamb and then the rich man had a visitor.

Instead of taking one of his own flock, he took the only one lamb that the man had and used it to entertain his guest. David said, what! In my kingdom? That man will die! The prophet looked at him and said you are the one! How can it be? And he began to tell him. You are the king. You have all the women in the nation to choose from yet you took the wife of just one man and killed the man in the war. And he said you are the one!

Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered is a dangerous prayer because you might be the enemy that you are asking God to scatter. Years ago I got two letters on the same night.

Two people cane for the Holy Ghost Service. One didn’t know the other was coming, and one wrote a letter, prayer request Pastor I want you to pray. My daughter-in-law she is a devil. Pray that she will die. I read the letter. I said, I am not a killer and I began to look at the other letter and I saw another one  my mother-in-law is a witch. Pray that she will die! 2 of them from the same family!

 You want God to arise? He will arise tonight. You can’t even stop Him. It is already too late to stop Him now. So if you are an agent of the devil., or you are living in sin and you refuse to surrender your life to Jesus, when He arises tonight , His enemies will scatter. But even if you are His enemy now and you change your mind and you repent and you run to Him and ask Him to save your soul, He will save your soul tonight and He will forgive your sins and when He arises it is your enemy that will be scattered!

Therefore if there is anyone here tonight who has not yet surrendered his or her life to Jesus , if there is anyone here tonight who is still living in sin , you  want to surrender your life to Jesus - begin to come now! I will count from 1 to 10 after that one I will pray for salvation for those who want to be saved. So if you want to give your life to Jesus come now! In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father! We want to thank You because You are the Saviour of mankind. We thank You because You don’t want the death of sinners  but that they should repent and live. Accept our thanks in Jesus' name! (Amen!) You promised O Lord, that whosoever will come unto you, you will in no wise cast out. These people have come to You now. Receive them in Jesus' name! (Amen!) forgive their sins in Jesus' name! (Amen!) Wash them clean with Your blood in Jesus' name! (Amen!) Save their souls and write their names in the Book of Life in Jesus' name! (Amen!) From now on Lord, any time they call on You answer them in Jesus' name! (Amen!) Thank You my Father! In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Praise the Lord! Now I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward tonight because right now, because of you Jesus is dancing in heaven and I want to promise you, by the special grace of God, from tonight onwards, everyday I will be praying for you and very soon you will begin to feel the impact of my prayers/.

That is why I need your names, your addresses and your prayer requests. So if you will please follow this brother who is waving a piece of wood there. He will take you to where some Pastors are waiting. They will collect this information from you and then they will bring you back quickly.

Let’s begin to go now. Let’s give the Lord a big round of applause Alleluia!

LET SOMEBODY SHOUT ALLELUIA

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye
 
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