HEAVEN ON THE MOVE PART 1 5th of January, 2007
HEAVEN ON THE MOVE PART 1 5th of January, 2007
Alleluia! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! Amen! Now I take that shout to mean that you want to dance a little more Amen! My answer is why not? Let's praise the Almighty God in dance...Well let somebody now shout a really big Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
David said, If the Lord had not been on our side, if the Almighty God had not been on our side in the face of enemies known and unknown, enemies at home, enemies in the place of work, enemies in the house of the husband, enemies in the house of the wife, enemies that appear to be friends in spite of all these we are still around, alive, well, in the Lord. Let somebody lift his or her hand to the Almighty God and praise Him and magnify His Holy Name.
And say Father I want to thank You because You had been on my side. If You had not been on my side what will I be saying now? Father I bless Your Holy Name. I want to give You all glory, I want to give You all honour, I want to give You all adoration Father I want to praise You! I want to adore You I want to magnify Your Holy Name! Go ahead Praise Him! Praise the King of Glory! Praise the Unchangeable Lord! Bless Him! If He had not been on our side what shall we be saying now? Where shall be now? But for the Almighty but for the One who never sleeps or slumbers.
All these years He had been on our side, protecting us, defending us, standing by us, fighting our battles, promoting us, providing for us! Let's bless His Holy Name... Father we want to say Thank You! Thank You for Your goodness! Thank You for Your mercy! Thank You for Your love! Oh we bless Your Holy Name! We give You all glory, all honour, all adoration! You are worthy to be praised! You are worthy to be adored! You are worthy to be magnified! King of Kings! Lord of Lords! The I AM that I AM! The Ancient of Days! We bless Your Holy Name! We bless Your Holy Name! We give You all the glory! We give You all the honour! We give You all the adoration! Blessed, Blessed, Blessed, Blessed by Your Holy Name! Oh we bless You Lord! Faithful God! Alpha, Omega, the Beginning, the Ending, the Rock of Ages I bless Your Holy Name! I lift You high today Lord! I give You all glory, I give You all honour. I want You to know I love You my Father! I appreciate You! There's no one like You Lord! You've been so good to me, so good to me! So kind, so gentle, so patient, so loving what a wonderful God you are. I bless Your Holy Name Lord! I give You all the glory; I give You all the honour. I give You all the adoration.
Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You, Lord God Almighty, for fighting my battles for me. Thank You for giving me victory upon victory upon victory. O Lord I give You all the glory! Be thou lifted higher my Father and my God. Oh! I love You Lord! I appreciate you Almighty God. I give You all the glory! I give You all the honour; I give You all the adoration Lord! May You forever be glorified! May You forever be glorified! May You forever be glorified! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You O God of heaven and earth. Thank You Ancient of Days! I lift You high! I praise Your Holy Name!! May Your Name forever be glorified Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Ancient of Days! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You for keeping me alive! Thank You for keeping me in Your love! Oh! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Father! Alleluia! Father! Thank You Lord! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Thank You so much! Glory be to God! Thank You! Thank You Almighty God! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Alleluia! Father! Thank You Lord! Thank You Almighty God Glory be to Your Name Lord! In Jesus' mighty Name we have worshipped! (Amen!) The Bible says in Hebrew 13:8 that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
So lift your voice to Him and say Father, Thou the Unchangeable Lord as You helped me last year, help me this year again! Go on talk to the Almighty God! Unchangeable Lord! My help in ages past, You are my hope for the years to come. As you helped me last year, help me again this year! Glory, glory, glory be to God! Help me as You did last year! Help me Lord! Help me Lord! Help me Almighty! I have no other help but You. I have no other help but You. You are the only one I have Lord! Help me! Help me this year! Help me this year! Thank You Father… In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Brethren, they say morning shows the day. We are seeing the morning of 2007. Let's pray. The God we serve is the Alpha and Omega. That means where we are going is already there. Lift your voice to Him and say Father, you the Omega, every danger in my way this year clear them off! Open your mouth and pray! Alleluia! In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
In Exodus 33:15 Moses said to God, he said if you are not going with me than don't ask me to go. Lift your voice, Say Father, in this New Year, everywhere I go, go with me. Anywhere You won't go with me, don't let me go! Lift your voice to the Almighty God! Anywhere You will not go with me, don’t let me go this year! .Thank You my Father! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) In Numbers 14:8 Joshua and Caleb said, if the Lord delights in us we will possess our possessions. Lift your voice to the Almighty God . “Father this year please delight in me and let me possess my possessions! Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty God! Delight in me O Lord! Let me possess my possessions! Let me possess my possessions this year! Delight in me O Lord! Delight in me!... In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
David had no major problems until the enemy heard that he had been anointed king. The enemy had already heard that this year is going to be heaven on earth for you. Lift your voice to the Almighty and say Father, You who gave victory upon victories to David give victory upon victories to me this year. Open your mouth and call on him….In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
There are many of us who have a notebook full of promises of God and we have been ticking right those that have come to pass but there are still many. I want you to call on God today: before the end of January Lord, fulfill all your promises! Lift your voice to the Almighty God! Before the end of January fulfill all Your promises to me! In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Brethren the more you serve God the more He rewards you. Lift your voice to Him and say Father this year give me great opportunities to serve You and the grace to serve You! Let's talk to the Almighty God… In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
It is written every plant my Father did not plant shall be rooted up. Lift your voice to the Almighty God. Father, every stranger in my body, in my soul, in my spirit, in my home, in my office, in Your church uproot now! Talk to the Almighty God! .Thank You my Lord! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Jesus! In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Now I want you to pray for your neighbor now. Hold them by the hand and say, Father, this Your child that we are holding onto. let this year be pure heaven on earth in his life! Talk to the Almighty God! This Your child that I am holding onto Father let this year be pure heaven on earth for him, in every facet of his life let it be pure heaven! Pure heaven! Let there be pure heaven in his life, in his home, in his marriage, in every facet of his life! Pure heaven! Pure heaven! Lord God Almighty! Let it be pure heaven in the life of this Your child this year! Every day let it be pure heaven! O Lord God Almighty! Let it be pure heaven! in the life of this Your child let it be pure heaven! Almighty God let it be pure heaven! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Lord! In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
I want us to pray for our Pastors. If your Pastors are what they should be you won't have to worry yourself about forces of darkness. Cry to God! And say Father, anoint my Pastor! Make him what he ought to be! Go ahead call on the Almighty God for your pastor. Pray for your pastors. Lord let them be what You want them to be. Anoint them! Anoint them heavily! Purify them! Sanctify them! Empower them! Strengthen them! They are Your ministers O Lord! Strengthen them! Flush out of them anything that is not of God! Whatever is hindering Your anointing in their lives, Father destroy! Lord have mercy on Your Pastors… In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Now you are going to be praying for yourself very soon but there is one prayer I want you to pray before you even pray for yourself. The Bible says it is not of him that willeth, it is not of him that runneth but it is of God that showeth mercy. Cry to God on your knees. Go on your knees and say Father have mercy on me! Mercy! Mercy! Mercy! Mercy! Mercy oh! Mercy this year! Have mercy O Lord! Mercy ohhh! Have Mercy! Have mercy Lord! Have mercy! Mercy! Mercy! Mercy Lord! Your Word says mercy rejoiceth over judgment. Mercy Lord! Mercy! Have mercy Oh! Have mercy O Lord! Have mercy! Have mercy! Have mercy my Father and my God! Have mercy! Have mercy! Have mercy Oh! Have mercy Lord! Your mercy endureth forever Lord - Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me Lord! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me Lord! Have mercy! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me! And now go ahead and ask God for whatever you want Him to do for you this year. Go ahead. Present to Him your individual requests now.. Let's begin to bring our prayer to a close. In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)And then before I pray for you I want you to pray for me too. Just wish me whatever you wish yourself. In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)Father in heaven we glorify Your name; we bow down before You. King of Glory, I AM that I AM! , Ancient of Days! Jehovah Shalom, Prince of Peace, Jehovah Nissi, the banner over us, Jehovah Rapha, God our Healer, Jehovah Jireh, the Great Provider, Jehovah El-Shaddai, the God that is more than enough, Glory be to Your Holy Name! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Every prayer of Your children tonight, before the sun rises tomorrow, let each one become a testimony. Surprise us this year O Lord! Let it be well. Let it be well with everybody. Every plant you didn't plant in Your church, in our homes, in our offices, in our bodies, our souls, our spirits uproot them in Jesus' Name! (Amen!)
Hold us by the right hand O Lord and lead us throughout this year. (Amen!) Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Let someone shout 'Alleluia!' (Alleluia!)
Well shake hands with one or two people that you haven't seen yet and say, Happy New Year! God bless you! Happy New Year! God bless you! And then you may be seated.
Children of January should stand now. If you are born in January let me hear you shout Alleluia! Father we want to commit all these Your children into Your hands. Thank You for allowing them to see another birthday. On their behalf, accept our thanks in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) For these Your children O Lord I am praying that beginning from this month, all the way through the year, every day, give them testimonies. (Amen!) Bless them tremendously. (Amen!) Let this New Year be the best they have had so far. (Amen!) and let them serve You all the days of their lives. (Amen!) In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let someone shout 'Alleluia!' (Alleluia!)
All right. Now today we want to begin a series that will be entitled Heaven on the move. So today is Part 1 and I don't know how many months it will take us. So it is in your interest that you don't miss any Holy Ghost Service this year at all. It is going to be a very wonderful year for somebody. (Amen!) There is somebody here tonight who is going to dance all the way throughout this year. If you are the one let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
On New Year's Eve we had a Holy Communion Service. You need to hear that sermon. Yesterday night we had another Holy Communion Service. You need to hear that sermon. The two of them combined are likely to shape your future so if you see the people at New Songs tapes I'm sure you'll get these tapes from them. In fact I want to advise as many of you as can make it, the Thursday before Holy Ghost Service we have Holy Communion Service Don't miss it!
Acts 3:1-10 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. 2,And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; 3,Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. 4, And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, look on us. 5 and he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. 6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. 7And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 8And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. There is somebody here tonight for the rest of your life you will be walking and leaping and praising God! (Amen!)9And all the people saw him walking and praising God: 10And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.
Before the end of this year your neighbors will be filled with amazement at what God had done for you. (Amen!) We say we want to talk about heaven on the move. Those of you who were at the Congress we told you that heaven is a place where sorrow disappears. Why? Because Psalm 16:11 says in His presence there is fullness of joy. I have good news for somebody here tonight. “Every trace of sorrow left in your life will disappear before the sun rises. (Amen!) So in this particular case study we have a lame man who was a picture of problems and missed beauty. They placed him at the gate called Beautiful. “The gate was beautiful; the house of God was beautiful. Those who were coming to the temple to worship they were gaily dressed and here was a lame man. “Sick, poor, bound, lonely, sad, hopeless placed at the Beautiful Gate. “ Beauty” everywhere! Except with him! And there are people like that here tonight. Everybody is shouting, you are shouting too, because if you don't shout people will look at you and say who is this devil among us? But there is something deep inside that does not make that shout a shout of joy. That thing shall be uprooted tonight in Jesus' Name! (Amen!)
Because Heaven promises in Isaiah 61:1-3 it said I will give you beauty for ashes. In other words if there is anything that is contrary to beauty in your life, the Almighty God says I will replace it. (Amen!) He is not talking to everybody. “anyone who has ashes in their life God says I will replace it with beauty. (Amen!)
This man was a classical example of seeing but not tasting. He could hear the singing in the temple. He could hear the dancing, the clapping, the tambourine but he couldn't go in. Where they put him that is where he will remain until they come to carry him. He was there to beg not to sing, not to dance, not to rejoice! He was there to see and not to partake! I have a conviction within me that there are some people who have been coming to Holy Ghost Night all these years and they have never shared a testimony. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ this will be the beginning of their testimony. (Amen!)
Because Heaven promises in Psalm 68:19, it said God wants to load us with benefits on a daily basis. Everyday blessings; that as you are thanking God for one today, another on will come tomorrow and another one the day after! Every day getting bigger and bigger and bigger. The Bible calls it loads of blessing. Not tiny blessings - Blessings so big that it had to be carried. I don't know who I am talking to but I am sure, I am absolutely sure; that before the end of this year somebody will say to God, Father this is too much!!!! (Amen!)
One young man came to me once and said I have a problem. I said what is your problem? because I was ready to praying for him, he said everywhere I turn they gave me a car. I don't know where to park them. Isn't that a good problem? How many of you want that kind of problem? Before the end of this year, somebody will have a good problem. (Amen!)
This lame man was a burden to himself and a burden to his relatives. The Bible said they carried him daily. He was over 40 years old. They've been carrying him as a baby and they were still carrying him at 40 something. I'm sure he was ashamed of himself, but there was nothing he could do. He was helpless. He didn't like the idea that they were carrying him at the age of 40 something. I'm going to decree some things tonight that some ladies who by now should be settled in their own homes but they are still managing with Mama, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, your husband will show up this year. (Amen!)
There are some men who by now should be their own landlord but they are still living at the mercy of Papa. In that name that is above every other name, you will move to your own house this year! (Amen!)Over 40! they were still carrying him. He was a burden until one day Heaven was moving by and the burden-bearer stepped in.
In Isaiah 53:4 tells us that one of the names of Jesus Christ is burden bearer. Every one of you here tonight my Father will carry your burdens for you. (Amen!)And because heaven moved past this man he became an amazement. They looked at him . “We know this man. He's been begging for alms for 40 years. We know this one. How come he's now walking and leaping and praising God? All those people you have been begging for clothes, those people you have been begging for contracts, before the end of this year my God will surprise you. (Amen!) Pleasant surprises. “A miracle that will cause people to be surprised. That's what God will give somebody here tonight. (Amen!) I know what it is to be amazed, pleasantly amazed.
I’ve told you the story before A woman brought her child. That child will probably be between 9 and 10. And said this child had never spoken before .“ please pray for this child. I laid my hand on this child and I said, In the Name of Jesus . and the child said 'Amen!' I have not prayed yet! I just said: In the Name of Jesus! and the child that had never spoken before said 'Amen!'. I nearly jumped out of the window. The mother was on the floor rolling! That kind of miracle that will make you roll on the ground for joy God will give you this year! (Amen!)
Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said that somebody was making small coffins. The Lord asked me to tell you don't worry they won't be for your children. (Amen!)
This lame man was a classical example of stagnation. No progress .“ progress as what? No promotion. Promotion as what? Just on one spot for 40 years. They never carried him to school so how could he learn? But there are many of us like that. Many of us have been on the same scale for years. some of us have been messengers for years. Some of us are living in the same house that was built 100 years ago. Some of us came from the villages to Lagos and we can't go back home because there is nothing to take back home but that is going to change, That is going to change tonight because when Heaven came by this man, suddenly his stagnation was changed to promotion.
Psalm 75:6-7 says promotion may not come from the East or West or South but as long as God is the judge He will pull down one but He's going to raise up another. Among those people that God is going to raise up this year, I am one of them! Are you one of them? If that is the case Let me hear you shout 'Alleluia!' (Alleluia!)
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said because I want to bless you I will enlarge your capacity to give.
Talking about promotion. I've told you that once upon a time when I was a lecturer in one University I won't mention which one, there was a particular man who was not promoted for 12 years because somebody hid his file. But when his time came there was a change of Head of Department and the new Head of Department said I want to see the file of everybody in my Department. They searched and searched until finally they dug it out where somebody hid it. Your file that had been hidden by the enemy shall be brought out this year. (Amen!)And they discovered this man should have been promoted at least twice and they gave him double promotion. By the time you come back in February, there is someone here who will already be celebrating promotion. (Amen!) This man had many problems but heaven solved them all, All his problems were solved.
Some of us have been thanking God for some problems that were solved but I have good news for you. By the end of this year you won't be thanking Him for some that were solved it will be that ALL your problems have been solved. If that's talking about you let me hear your 'Amen!' loud and clear! (Amen!)This man was sick and he became well because heaven had made provision for healing only that man didn’t get it till that day. 1 Peter 2:24 it said, by his stripes you were healed. not you are going to be healed .“ you were. Tonight it may not be the first time you heard that passage but God is saying it to you now specially that tonight in the mighty name of Jesus Christ your sickness will disappear (Amen!) Because heaven is on the move. (Amen!)
Let me tell you one or two stories. We came to Sunday school at Ebute Metta some years ago and we were studying the crossing of the |Red Sea and one man just got up and went outside. |I was wondering what’s wrong with him. So I followed outside and I saw him sobbing. Why are you crying sir? He said I just heard a word. “ something the preacher said told me clearly that I’m going to be healed today! We were talking about the crossing of the Red Sea. But he heard a word that he was going to be healed that day. Do you know before the service was over he was well! What did you hear? He said the preacher said all the enemies I have seen thus far I will never see them again forever and the number one enemy he had was hypertension. Somehow he knew it is me, it is me they are talking to. God is talking to someone here today, your sickness will not go back home with you. (Amen!)
I will give you another example. I was invited to Port Harcourt. The Full Gospel Business men they had a programme, they asked me to come and preach. When I finished the first preaching that night one man came and said sir, my wife is sick, in hospital; please could you come and pray for her. So we made arrangement for the following day. The following day we went there. The wife had been completely helpless on the sick bed, she could not even turn but I prayed for her and the one who had not been able to even talk escorted me to the door! I didn't come to Port Harcourt for this man! I came for a programme, heaven was just passing by and this man tapped into it!
Heaven is passing by tonight, somebody is going to tap into it and your sickness will disappear. If you believe that let me hear you say 'Amen!' (Amen!) He was poor but after heaven passed by he never begged again. After that day he never begged again because heaven had made provision to take care of his poverty.
Thank You Father! The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said before this year ends you will know that my hand is not shortened. (Amen!)
In 2 Corinthians 8:9 the Bible says that you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ that though He were rich because of you He became poor that you through His poverty might become rich. It's not the plan of God for you to be poor. Poverty is a curse. If you don't believe me all you have to do is check what goes on here on the highway. Consider all the cars that the policemen stop, second-hand cars, rickety cars... they will say, stop this one. Ask him to park and when you are there managing with your second hand car and you see somebody coming in a Rolls Royce. They say, Oga we day here ohhhh. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ I curse poverty in your life! (Amen!) Heaven was passing by and poverty disappeared permanently in the life of this man. I have good news for somebody, before this year is over you will no longer be in the society of the poor. (Amen!) Thank You Father!
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said I have promised to help you. I will fulfill my promise. (Amen!)
Listen to me very carefully. Don't just say Amen to this - this is for a very special person. God said I'm going to open 3 gigantic doors unto you (Amen!) He said but I'm not opening the doors because of you, I'm opening the doors because of the work of my kingdom. He said therefore everything that comes in through these three doors 50% is yours, 50% belongs to God! (Amen!) You still said Amen to that (Amen!) He will surprise you. (Amen!) I said He will surprise you. (Amen!)
This man was lonely. Everybody going to church. “Quite a crowd! Nobody ever stayed with him. Nobody ever sat down beside him and said hello how are you? Once they take their little coin, the last coin and they threw it to him, they continued on their way. But from that day on he was no longer lonely. To start with he was sleeping, walking, praising God and went straight into the temple. In fact the crowd surrounded him. He was never lonely again. I have a feeling within me that this will be a year of marriages. (Amen!) I just feel it! I believe it is so! I believe loneliness will end this year. (Amen!) Nobody ever paid him attention but suddenly he became the centre of attraction. You know there are some of you who have been forgotten. God will remember you this year! (Amen!)
I've told you several stories before. I told you of a sister who came to one of the programmes in Ebute Metta in those days, and the Word came just as it is coming now that there is a sister whose mother didn't want her to marry. That if the mother does not release her, Mama herself will be buried within 7 days. A Word just came like that and I announced it. I don't know which sister was concerned. The following day the sister came with the mother. The mother was very furious. That's the way you stupid prophets spoil the head of our girls, telling my daughter that I will die because I didn't allow her to marry. I said me? Sister Did I say that? She said the prophecy that came yesterday. What God said is that there is a sister here. Did I mention your name? I said Mama don't mind her, nobody mentioned her name!! She was just claiming what is not her own. The mother said, oh-oh is that so? She said, all right. She asked the lady to go out and the lady went out and she said Pastor, but is it true that the mother will die.? I said I'm not talking about you oh. I'm not talking about you, but what God told me is going to come to pass, so if you are the one .“ and I'm not saying it is you .“ before the week runs out. whoever it is, is going to be buried. Eh!, I'm not asking her not to marry but who is going to take care of me after.. I said Mama that's simple; I can tell her and tell the husband to take good care of you. I will make them promise. That's if she can marry. Within 6 months, this girl who was almost 40 years old and nobody had looked in her direction before got married.
There is somebody here today; anybody who says you will not marry will not see the end of January because loneliness must end!
I don't need to tell you that the man was barren. He wasn't married so where will he get children? But I'm sure after heaven moved by him, when he became famous; the man who used to be a beggar now became celebrity. Suddenly things changed. I wasn't there but I'm sure it wasn't long before he got married. And I'm sure, very soon children began to come. I've good news for those of you who are believing God for the fruit of the womb. This is your year! (Amen!) You better say 'Amen!' loud and clear! (Amen!) I say this is your year! (Amen!)
Those who say it will not be so, we will invite then to the naming ceremony because heaven had made provision in John 15:5 the Lord said if only you will abide in me, my words abide in you, you will bring forth much fruit. Not just one, much! Very soon those of you who have been considered barren, when you are coming to the Holy Ghost Service you will need a bus to bring your children. Don't worry God will provide for taking care of them too.
I want to say 'Amen!' to what I'm about to tell you because;
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; I will use you mightily in the days ahead. (Amen!) Alleluia! I'm saying 'Amen!' to the next one too.
The Lord said there is someone here; He said you will become a source of joy to your church, (Amen!)
This man was in bondage. He was like a tied goat. Just going round in circles, carried him in the morning, put him by the beautiful gate. He would sit down there beaten by the rain, beaten by the sun, like a goat tied down until heaven moved by. And he became free. You are going to be free! You will begin to enjoy freedom .“ physical freedom (Amen!) financial freedom, (Amen!) spiritual freedom (Amen!)
Many of us don't know the value of freedom. On the 26th December I was at Kirikiri prison to conduct a carol service. They didn’t allow me to spend the night because I didn’t commit a crime as advised by the President but I discovered certain things. Ah! Those of you who are free, who can sleep when you want, wake up when you want, go where you want, anytime you want you better shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) There is a man who had been in Kirikiri prison this year now will make thirty years! He was sent there in 1977, they have not killed him and he's not set free! 30 years!!!!
Some of you will say what has God done for me? When we were singing praises he was dancing, he was clapping.30 years! Death sentence hanging over his head! The second day I took the matter to Mr. President and he said he would do something about that. The President of Presidents shall set you free tonight! (Amen!) I say He will set you free! (Amen!)
When I don’t like the baby there the baby dies. And here am I learning to be a doctor. Help me I want to be free. I don't want this third eye! And on the impulse of the Holy Spirit I pointed my finger to that place. I heard that testimony years later .“ she said the eye disappeared that day. Every one of you with any form of link with the devil you shall be free tonight. (Amen!)
That might be the only reason why we are having the Holy Ghost Service tonight! There are people wherever they go, they just hate them and you don't know why they hate you, what have I done? Because there is a mark of the enemy! Tonight that mark is gone. (Amen!)
This man was a hopeless case. There was nothing the doctors could do for him. There was nothing the pastors could do for him. The priest saw him there every day. Like somebody said, if God does not help you what can any GO do? But God will help somebody here tonight. (Amen!) He was a hopeless case. As far as people were concerned his fate was sealed. But Heaven made a provision for hopeless cases. Colossians 1:27 it said Christ in you the hope of glory. All of you that the enemy thought they had finished, they are in for a surprise! (Amen!) .“ I say they are in for a surprise. Those that they said your fate is sealed that there is nothing you can do. Your case is settled God will surprise them. (Amen!)
When I was preparing this sermon I remembered a case; I went to visit a family and at that time I didn't know that the woman of the house was a number one witch and that she had reached an agreement with her husband in the spirit realm that of every two children born one will die one will survive. And there was this little girl that she had given birth to. She was one of those that was to die. In fact that was the day that the girl was to die. We didn't know at that time so we went there to greet the family and as I was about to leave that girl stretched forward towards me. She was at the back of the mother stretched out, stretched towards me in such a manner as I had not option other than to carry the child. We were to learn later, that this child never allows anyone else to carry her. But something told the girl, you are dying today! So I carried the girl and I prayed. I didn't know what I was doing! Father bless this child, keep sickness away from her, keep death away from this child. And the yoke was broken! It wasn't long after that when the mother began to confess: I killed this one, I killed this one, I killed this one, I killed this one .“ the day I was to kill this one ehh this troublesome pastor came by and took the child from me. Today every one of you that the enemy had decided death for I cancel that one in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) Alleluia! Amen! God is saying some heavy things tonight. I want to say 'Amen!' first. (Amen!)
The Lord said there is someone here tonight very soon they will ask you what is the secret of your greatness. (Amen!)Amen! Amen! Amen!
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, the day you share your next testimony the ground will shake! (Amen!)
I know now that tonight is for me because I'm saying 'Amen!' again to the next one.
God said there is someone here tonight your hunger for things money cannot buy shall be satisfied! (Amen!)
I mean so you know that can only be me. Oh Thank You my Father. This man before heaven moved past him his middle name was sorrow because he has been sad from the day he knew that he was born lame. Every day when they carried him, they were not very gentle when they carried him. Let's go and drop you where you can beg so we can go and do our own business. They had known sorrow from day number one, then heaven came by and his sorrow changed to joy.
The Bible said he was leaping. Remember he had never walked before. It would have been good enough to say that he had been walking or running but there is something inside of him that could not be controlled. It's called joy, joy unspeakable, joy full of glory - he was leaping. In the name of the Almighty God those of you who have been so used to weeping, beginning from today you will be leaping for joy!
There's a young man that had been coming from America again and again to testify. When I first met him, old as he was, he was always weeping like a baby. He's married; he's got children but he's always weeping! My wife used to say before you begin to weep again .“ don't start oh! Because he had known so much sorrow. The father left home when he was a child. One sorrow after the other but now it is one miracle after the other.
He was telling his church people, because he's a Pastor, he said, somehow since I met Pastor Adeboye its one miracle after the other! One miracle after the other! There is somebody here today you will soon testify that since Friday 5th January 2007 it is one miracle after the other!
His sorrow became joy! I will love to give a new name to somebody here today. “ your middle name shall be known as 'joy'! (Amen!) Announce it to your friends: Do you know I have a new name? My new name is Joy! Joy! Joy! And your joy will never end in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) Now because of time, let me leave all the problems of this man. I know all his problems were solved.
But there is something about this man that I want to bring to your attention. The Bible said he expected to receive something. I want to talk briefly on the role of expectation. Many people come to a gathering like this expecting nothing and that's a pity because if you expect nothing, you get nothing. Luke 11:9-10 it said Ask and you shall be given; seek and you shall find; knock and the door shall be opened unto you! Because it is he that asks that is given; it is he that seeks that will find; it is he that knocks that will have the door opened to him. Do you know that every time I come to the meeting like this, even though I am the main speaker, I come expecting something from God. I listen to the choir - maybe God will tell me something through them. I listen to the first preacher; maybe God will tell me something through him. And even while I am here preaching, I am hearing from God and I try to see which of them is my own. I come expecting! You know the reason some people don't come to the Holy Ghost Services? They say since they have been coming they have received nothing. Why will they receive when they were not expecting anything? And there are some of us every time we came we receive something. We will keep on receiving (Amen!)Let me give an illustration.
I've said this before in the days of my father in the Lord Holy Ghost Communion is once a year during the Convention, Saturday of the Convention. Something told me. “ not a preacher .“ something it must be God that when I drink the wine that that wine is the symbol of the Holy Spirit. That when I drink the wine my spiritual battery will be recharged. Something told me that. “ nobody oh .“ something! So when we come to the Convention there'll be preaching, singing, dancing .“ I enjoyed all of them but I'll be waiting for Saturday night! That's the day I wait for and when the time for Holy Communion. “My father will be preaching, I'll be interpreting. “And he can preach! And as he's preaching I will say God let him finish, that's enough now! Let's get to the… Expectation! And finally we will get to it.“ we will eat the bread! Then they will say everybody hold your wine till everybody had been served. We were not many then. “ if we were very many in the Convention we will be about 600. So quickly they served everybody and when they say we will drink in the name of the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit ah! “the wine is many a time its Maltina diluted with water. When others drink it they drink diluted Maltina, when Pastor Adeboye drank it oh! Because I expected and I wait a whole year for it! I had to by force control myself so I don't throw away the glass! Expectation! If you come to the Holy Ghost Service expecting that God the moment your servant says Let somebody shout 'Alleluia!' (Alleluia!) as soon as I shout, take me a step higher! That’s how it will be! It will be unto you according to your expectation.
That woman said if I can touch the hem of His garment. Everyone else was thronging Him, those who were rubbing shoulders with Him, they were rubbing shoulders with Him but she expected. as she touched Him there was a spark in heaven. Jesus said who touched me? Peter said everybody was. He said , no, no, no, no. He said virtue has gone out of me! Expectation!
I beg you this year come expecting because if you come expecting your expectation will not be disappointed! Come expecting because this year in particular there are loads and loads of blessings. Come expecting! I was sitting in a hotel dining room somewhere and a lady came in to eat. Ah! This is Pastor Adeboye!! Ah-ah! God this is how good you are. she came to me and said sir, please, please I said what is it? She said Just shake my hand! What is that? She shook my hand and began to dance. Put the hand on her head and began to dance!! And there were people sitting by me, they have shaken the hand about a thousand times it didn't mean anything to them! But she shook the hand with expectation. Whatever it is she wanted I'm sure she got. I'm going to do what God asked me to do tonight to your hands so don't come and shake hands with me. But if you expect when I do what God asks me to do you will get what God wants you to get. (Amen!).
I've told you the testimony of a brother. We went to a Holy Ghost Service in Kaduna and I wanted to go to the toilet while the choir was singing and there was this brother who was an usher standing somewhere near the toilet. So he greeted me and I shook hands with him. I didn't know he was rejoicing. So I went to the toilet. Apparently he has told the other ushers. . He shook my hand, he shook my hand! When I was coming back there were about half a dozen of them! So I shook hands with them. I didn't know that one of them had received one before. “ he shook my hand the second time and he put his hand in his pocket. He got home and he told the wife who had been barren for years bring your stomach, the GO. shook my hand 2 times! 9 months later the baby came. Your hands will be blessed tonight! (Amen!) I say your hands will be blessed tonight! (Amen!)Thank You Father!
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said you will make substantial recovery of lost grounds this year! (Amen!)Thank You my Father!
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said you will never be empty again! (Amen!) Let me say 'Amen!' to this one. (Amen!) I know this is really my night!
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said I will greatly encourage you this year. (Amen!)Alleluia! Amen and amen and Amen.
Thank You Daddy! The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said you will have something big to point to before the end of this year. (Amen!)
Something big and you will say ah God did this one for me this year! (Amen!) Okay Alleluia! Oh! Thank You my Lord!
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said I will bury your problems so deep they will never resurface. (Amen!)
Okay now the Peter and John they were the 2 going to church but Peter was the one who spoke that is why I say you should get the Holy Communion tape of yesterday because you will hear us talking about the Peter's group..Peter said something: He said silver and fold have I not but I have something. “Things ... You know that are more precious than money. “Many, many things more precious than money - a child for example. How much are you going to pay for a child? Good health for example? I knew a friend. He's dead now. In far away Australia, when he died the money he had in Australia to talk of America, Switzerland and so on was 68 million dollars but do you know the only food he can eat is milk .“ drink milk. Me I had no money, no million dollars but give me chicken I will crush it! Give me Pounded yam .“ I will finish it! Anything you bring ... anything you don't want me to eat don't put it on the table! Those of us who are not rich but can eat let me see your hands! Let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)
Do you know some people are rich .“ they can't sleep? Some of us can sleep standing! I think we should thank the Almighty God Let me hear you shout another Alleluia! (Alleluia!) He said, I don't have silver, I don't have gold but I can make the lame walk! I thank God that God had already given us a word of prophecy tonight that your hunger for things money cannot buy will be satisfied. (Amen!) . The power to heal, the power to raise the dead! The power to cast out demons .“ receive in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) He said but what I have I give. You know you can’t give what you don't have and power flowed through him. There was a beautiful thing. “Heaven had made provision. It said thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over. The plan of God is not just to give you a full cup .“my cup runneth over! Anointing so mighty that it will run over! Healing virtue so mighty that it will run over. That's what God will give unto you.
Let me say just one more word about this Peter fellow. The Bible says he was going to the temple in the hour of prayer. If you want your anointing to overflow you must learn to pray without ceasing! Pray without ceasing. One of the people so mightily used by God is Paul the Apostle and the Bible says in 1 Corinthian 14:18 Paul said I thank God that I pray in tongues more than ye all. That's why the Bible says in Acts 19:11-12 God performed special miracles, special miracles by the hands of Paul so that from his body aprons and handkerchiefs were taken to the sick and they were healed and demons were cast out of them. He prayed in tongues more than all. He's the one who said pray without ceasing and God performed special miracles by his hand. Let us learn to pray without ceasing. Let me begin to round up. You too can be heaven on the move. Like Peter that wherever you go, heaven goes. Whenever you arrive heaven arrives. How? James 4:8 says Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands. There are two things you are asked to do here. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.. Do you know the onus lies on you? That passage says until you draw near to God don't expect Him to draw near you oh! You are the one to initiate. Draw near to God then He will draw near to you. You take your own little step and then He with His everlasting legs will take one step. One little step and He takes one giant step. But if you don't move He will stay where He is. This year draw near God . Even if that little step is coming to the Holy Ghost Service draw near God! Then cleanse your hands and purity your hearts. I don't have time to go to that .“ get the Holy Communion tape of the eve. It tells us; those of us who want to enjoy heaven on earth. “ clean hands, clean thoughts, clean lips. You get the details there. You want to be heaven on earth yourself? Draw near God, He will draw near you. Cleanse your hands, clean your thoughts, let your lips be clean!
In conclusion why was this man chosen for the first miracle in the life or through the Apostle Peter? Put it another way: what conditions must I satisfy so that I will be the first person to receive the first miracle in the year 2007? God looked into the heart of this man and saw a heaven-seeker. God saw it. Other people may not see it but God saw it. How do we know that he is a heaven-seeker? As soon as he was healed that was the first thing he did. .... Walking, leaping and praising God. He wasn't praising Peter! He wasn't praising John! Who was he praising? He was praising God!
Number two He headed straight for the temple. He didn't go home! Years ago in Ibadan I was visiting. I think I was in Ibadan for about 3 days so every day before the evening service I said those who have problems they should come so I can pray for them. And a woman brought a child who had never walked and I laid hands on the child and.“ in the mighty name of Jesus child begin to walk! And the baby began to walk. “Began to run around the room when the mother grabbed the child, she ran out of the house and ran away. In the evening we were even looking around to see if she will testify. “She didn't come to evening church! So she was a seeker of miracles not a seeker of God. This man, when he received his miracle he didn't go home to tell those who had been carrying him for 40 years. Where did he go? Into the temple! God saw that because He knows the end from the beginning! When he got there after jumping and shouting and praising God, he held on to Peter and John, testifying this is the man who laid hands on me, this is how my miracle happened.
God saw a heaven seeker who will praise Him; who will run straight into the temple; who will be a testifier! God is looking for somebody in our midst tonight that he will make a living example of His Almightiness! God is looking for someone that He will turn into a wonder for the world but the fellow must be a heaven seeker, someone who will praise God; who will worship in His house; who will testify! Are you the one God is looking for? He knows. He knows you more than I do. There might even be some people here. They might even be coming for the very first time. They may be the ones God wants to start with. Maybe they have not yet surrendered their life to Jesus and they want to do so. The greatest miracle is the miracle of salvation. Once He saves your soul, every other thing will follow.
So if you are here and you are not yet born again and you want to surrender your life to Jesus , come now before we begin to pray. Come. I will count from 1 to 10. If you want to surrender your life to Jesus come! This year could be the best year you have ever spent so far! So begin to come now. I'll begin to count. 1 .Blessed be Your Holy Name! I thank You for Your Word. I thank You for these people who have responded to Your calling. Accept our thanks in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) They have come Lord receive then in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) Forgive them in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) Wipe away all their sins with Your blood in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) Save their souls and write their names in the Book of Life. (Amen!) Solve all their problems. (Amen!) And from now on when they call on You Father answer them in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) And let them serve you to the end. (Amen!) In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
One major prayer I want you to pray tonight. Are you ready to pray? Let's stand on our feet. Let me first of all here you shout one big, big Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father, turn my life to heaven on earth. Only one prayer point! Father, turn my life to heaven on earth! Tell the Almighty God I want my life to become heaven on earth that wherever I go it will be heaven going there. Anywhere I arrive, heaven has arrived! Turn my life to heaven on earth. Talk to the Lord about that.
The Lord wants me to pray for 3 groups of people tonight. First are those who want promotion in their place of work. The Lord said I should ask them what do you want to do with the promotion. If you get promoted what exactly are you going to do for the kingdom of God with your promotion? So if you are in that category stand on your feet and tell God. “Answer that question. If you promote me Lord, this and this and this is what I will do Go ahead! Talk to the Almighty! If you promote me this is what I will do for Your kingdom. “ tell Him! Don't forget He is a covenant-keeping God so you are making a covenant with Him now. He will keep His own. Remember you have to keep your own too. In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
My Father and my God You have heard what Your children have said and I know that You are a covenant-keeping God. You are the one who asked me to pray for them and I believe that that means You have made up your minds to promote them so Father in advance accept our thanks in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) All these Your children who have made a covenant with You today, very, very soon promote them in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) Everything standing in the way of their promotion crush it in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) Even as they leave this place let them begin to enjoy unusual favor in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) Even if their cases have been considered before and they were considered unfit for promotion let there be a review in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) Let there be divine intervention in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) Let there be divine involvement in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) I want next month to be full of testimonies in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) And when You have promoted them, the grace not to forget their covenant, the grace to do what they have promised to do give to them in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) Thank You my Father, In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Praise the Lord! Alleluia! You may be seated.
The second group He wants me to pray for are business men, business women, contractors who are saying, enough is enough. We have suffered enough. We want our breakthrough now. The Lord asked me to ask you what you want to do with a breakthrough; what do you want to do for the kingdom if the breakthrough comes? If you are in that category stand on your feet and tell Him what you will do with the breakthrough. Tell Him what you will do with the prosperity. Go ahead! Tell Him! In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) You are the God of breakthroughs. I am committing these Your children into Your hands. When you open a door no man can shut it. Open doors unto them in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) Doors of breakthroughs, doors of prosperity, doors of success! Open doors unto them in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) Like never before let them begin to succeed. (Amen!) rapidly (Amen!) persistently (Amen!) mightily (Amen!) let them begin to succeed in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) And the grace to fulfill their own part of the contract, give to them in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) Thank You my Father! In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen Praise the Lord!
And the third group for tonight and that doesn't mean that He forgets the others, the third group for tonight are students. He asked me to ask you, the wisdom you are asking for; the understanding you are asking for what do you want to do with it? What will you do in your colleges, in your institutions of higher learning for His kingdom? Go ahead answer the question to Him? Thank You Jesus! In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Father, I commit these students into Your hands. You are the source of wisdom. Knowledge and understanding come from you. I commit these students into Your hands, directly from heaven give them wisdom. (Amen!) Wisdom superior to that of Solomon release unto them. (Amen!) Understanding that will surprise their lecturers, their tutors release unto them (Amen!) The kind of brilliance that the world will hear about release unto them. (Amen!) Don't let them fail again! Father, don't let them ever fail again! (Amen!) Let success become their theme song in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! And when You have given them the wisdom, the grace to spend the wisdom, to use the wisdom for Your glory for the advancement of Your Kingdom; to win souls and to establish them; to turn their institutions of learning to a citadel where God and God alone will be glorified, give to them in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) Thank You my Father! In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen.
Now, on my own if you don't belong to any of the three groups that I have already mentioned and you still want me to pray for you over something stand on your feet. Tell God what it is you want. I will join you in agreement and God will do it for you. So if there is anything you want that had not been mentioned, talk to God about it now.“ just in 2 minutes. And tell the Almighty God at the same time. You do this for me, I will do this for You. I will support the work of Your Kingdom. You will be proud of me Lord! Father do this for me and do it soon and I will do such and such for You.. Thank You Father! In Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)
Father You are the All-knowing God, You know the needs of these Your children who are standing. Everyone of them meet their needs in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) . Whatever it is that they want from You, my Lord and my Savior, do it for them in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) That which they must have so that their joy may be full release to them in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) And the grace to fulfill their own part of the covenant to work for You to support the work of the Kingdom Lord God Almighty release to them in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) . Everyone here tonight Father, do something special for us. (Amen!) A special miracle; a New Year present give to us in Jesus' Name! (Amen!) Thank You my Father in Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) If you have been blessed let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Let me make one or two announcements before I bless you and then you be on your way. February is around the corner and that is the month when the Redeemed Christian Church of God fast, pray and wait on the Lord so let's get ready which means you can enjoy yourself in January, fatten yourself very well in preparation for February. Let me assure you in the name of the Almighty God if you are a heaven-seeker this is going to be a glorious year for you. Now the covenant partners in groups 3 and 4 and those in Club 70 will have a meeting with me at the Comfort Palace on the 28th at 1 pm. I want to tell those of you who are house owners on the Camp. We are trying to reorganize our security system while we are doing that if you are able to hire a security guard for your house, please go ahead and do so.
Just make sure that whoever you hire will report to the international office for accreditation. And then of course please keep up praying for Nigeria. All is going to be well in the mighty name of Jesus. There'll be no problems for the children of God at all! It will be a very, very beautiful year for the children of God. Now stand on your feet and stretch your hands towards us here. I wish I could shake hands with all of you but if I'm to shake hands with all of you here number one we will still be here by this time next week and by the time we finish I am sure you will all have to lay hands on me but Daddy asked me to do something today. He said whatever I request for your hands He will give it to the hands and my request is: Father shake all these hands! With Your own mighty hands shake all these hands. With Your hands of power shake these hands! (Amen!)
With Your hand of love shake these hands! (Amen!) With Your hands of mercy shake these hands! (Amen!) With Your hand of light shake these hands! (Amen!) With Your hand that had never failed shake these hands! (Amen!) With Your hand that had never lost a battle, shake these hands! (Amen!) From now on whatever these hands will touch let it prosper? (Amen!) Whatever will not prosper don't let these hands touch them. (Amen!) Father, bless this offering, sanctify it, use it for Your glory. All who had given today, don't let them ever borrow again. Thank You my Father in Jesus' mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) If you receive that let me hear you shout a big Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Now there will be divine encounter on Monday morning at 8 o' clock as usual followed by Shiloh hour at 10. And the Almighty God will continue to surprise you all. And those who have meeting they know they will meet by 9 am. The Almighty God will do more than you expect for you this year. Let's wait for the ministers of God to pass by and next month by the grace of God we will go on to Heaven on the Move part 2. Before then you will have houseful of testimonies. Let me have one more shout of Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Alleluia!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye