BLESSED LITTLE STARS 3rd of April, 2009
Go ahead and worship the Almighty God, Bless His Holy Name, give Him All the Glory, give Him All the Honour, continue to Bless Him, continue to Glorify His Holy Name, He is Worthy to be Praised, He is Worthy to be Adored, He is the King of kings, the Lord of lords, The I AM that I AM, The Ancient of Days, the Father of the fatherless, He is the only one who Reigns Forever, He never grows old.
Let's Bless His Holy Name. Give Him All Glory, give Him All Honour, He is The Rock of Ages, The Unchangeable Changer, Bless His Holy Name. He is Worthy, He is Worthy to be Praised, give Him Glory, give Him Honour, and give Him Adoration. He is The Almighty God, Praise Him… Thank you Father, be Glorified Forever. In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.
All the prayers we want to pray tonight, I want you to pray them with all your heart; I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, don't let me ever weep over my children again. Go ahead and talk to the Almighty God. Thank you Jesus, in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.
Then you lift your voice to Him and say: Father; please let my children be greater than I, let's talk to the Almighty God. Thank you Jesus, in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed. Let them be greater than I physically, academically, in every way let my children be greater than I, thank you Jesus, in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.
Then lift your voice to Him and say: Father, let all my children be fruitful, don't let any of my children be barren; All my children, male and female, let them all be fruitful. Let none of them be barren. Let's talk to the Almighty God… Thank you Jesus, in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.
The elder says that the children is the crown of the family, let's cry to the Almighty God; Father, don't let the enemy take away my crowns. Let's talk to the Almighty God; these children who are my crowns, please Lord don't let the enemy take away my crowns. Thank you Jesus, in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.
We all know that our children represent our future, let's lift our voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, and let my tomorrow be alright. Let's talk to the Almighty God. All these children representing my future let it be well with them, let my tomorrow be alright… Thank you Jesus, in Jesus mighty Name we have prayed.
Then lift your voice to God and say: Father, please build a wall of fire round about my family, so that the enemy will not be able to penetrate. Let's talk to the Almighty God. Build a wall of fire round about my family, Oh! Lord, so that the enemy will not be able to penetrate….. Thank you Jesus, in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.
Then let's lift our voices to the Almighty God and say: Father; all those who are trusting you for the fruit of the womb, next year let them bring their own children too. Let us pray for them brethren… Thank you Jesus, in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.
Then lift your voice to Him and say: Father; all that I need, so that I can shine for you, so that my children can shine for you, provide Oh! Lord. Let's talk to the Almighty God… Thank you Jesus, in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.
Finally lift your voice to Him and say: Father, both I and my children, help us to reach our goals, let's talk to the Almighty God. All my children both physical as well as spiritual help us to reach our goals. Thank you Father, in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.
Let's go before our Maker, The real Father…
Our Father, our Father who art in Heaven Hallowed be thy Name… (Worshipping)
King of kings and Lord of lords, the Father of the fatherless ,the Husband of the widow, the Lion of The Tribe of Judah, the one who has Never Lost a Battle, King of Glory, Lord, Strong and Mighty, Lord, Mighty in Battle. The Alpha, The Omega, The Beginning, The Ending, The One Who Has No Beginning, The One Who Has No Ending, The One Who Never Grows Old. The One Who is Wonderful, Mighty God, Counselor, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, Glory Be to Your Holy Name. Father, Glory be to Your Holy Name.
Thank you for last month, Thank you for what you did here last month, Thank you for Salvation, Thank you for Healing, Thank you for Deliverance, Thank you for Anointing, Thank you for Breakthrough; Lord, Glory be to your Holy Name. Accept our Thanks in Jesus Name.
Father your children are here tonight, because you asked them to come. Every one of them, meet them tonight in Jesus Name. Let Your Anointing destroy every yoke in their lives in Jesus Name. Build Your Wall of Fire around about us in Jesus Name.
After tonight when sickness will see any of these children, let sickness run away. If death sees any of these children, let death run away. If demon sees them coming, let demon scatter in Jesus Name.
Tonight in all our lives, do something special, we are all children Lord, carry us in your hands, lay your Mighty Hands on us and Bless us Mightily, at the end of everything let your Name be Glorified. Thank you Father, In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.
Let somebody shout Hallelujah!
Shake hands with one or two people; tell them I know I am a child of God, so I know God is going to bless me tonight. If you believe that, let me hear you shout Hallelujah!
Now those of you, who are born in the month of April, you can stand so that we can pray for you specially.
Father I commit all your April children into your hands, since this is the fourth month of the year; from the four corners of the world, send help to your children. From the East; send help to them, from the West; send help to them, from the North; send help to them, from the South; send help to them.
Give them a brand new beginning of joy, a new beginning of success, a new beginning of promotion; let it be well with them Oh! Lord. And let them serve you till the end. In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.
Let me hear you shout another Hallelujah!
Next month by the grace of God, if the Lord has not come by then, there will be a very special Holy Ghost Service and the theme will be "VESSEL UNTO HONOUR" there are many of us who will want God to use us for His Glory. Next month; the miracle of becoming a vessel unto Honour will take place in your life. Whatever you are doing, don't miss next month's Holy Ghost service.
Genesis 15 v 1& 5 we want To Talk about BLESSED LITTLE STARS.
"After these things, the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. And he brought Him forth abroad, and said, look now towards heaven, and tell the stars if thou be able to number them: and he said unto Him, so shall thy seed be"
The promise of the Almighty God to Abraham is not only that he will be many; it is that his seeds will be as Stars. Everyone who is a born again Christian, is of the seed of Abraham. And so, they're destined to be Stars.
Isaiah 8 v 18 tells us that both I and the children that God has given me are for signs and wonders. I will be a Star. My children will be Stars. If you believe that say it loud and clear so that God can hear you.
Both I and the children that God has given me are for signs and wonders. And when you look at the seeds of Abraham; you will see that each one was a Star in his own generation.
When you read Exodus 3 v 1 -15, you will see that Moses of the seed of Abraham was born to be a National Deliverer. When you read 1Samuel 3 v 19 -20, you will see Samuel of the seed of Abraham was born to be a National Prophet. When you read 1Samuel 16 v 1-13, you will see David of the seed of Abraham, was born to Reign. When you look at Luke 1 v 26 - 33 you will see Mary of the seed of Abraham; she was born to be the Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
When you look at Luke 8 v 1- 3, you will see Mary Magdalene of the seed of Abraham; she was born to be a Divine Treasurer. When you read Mark 5 v 1 -20, you will see that in spite of everything that the enemy tried, the mad man of Gadarenes was born to be a National Evangelist. And that was what he became. When you look at 1Corinthians 1, you will see Saul of Tarsus of the seed of Abraham, he was born to be an Apostle.
None of the seed of Abraham was born to be a useless fellow. I decree to you tonight, none of your children will be a useless fellow. Among the children who are here tonight, there will be Presidents, there will be Governors, among the children who are here tonight, and there will be National Prophets. Among those who are here tonight, there will be those who will be Divine Treasures, there will be those who will become World Evangelists, there will be those who will be General Overseers, if you receive all these let me hear you say Amen loud and clear.
All seeds of Abraham are destined to be Stars. You are of the seed of Abraham; you are destined to be a Star. You and your children are for signs and wonders, so your children are destined to be Stars.
Unfortunately however, not all fulfilled their destinies; it is not everybody whom God wants to be great will be great. When a boy is born; he is a Potential Father. When a little girl is born; she is a Potential Mother but one way or the other, not all boys will end up as fathers, and not all girls will end up as Mothers. That is why I ask you to pray that prayer; that none of your children will be barren in Jesus Name.
Many at times, it is because the children themselves misbehaved. Like the children of Eli. Many at times, it is because the father or the parents failed on what God wants them to do.
So tonight we are going to be talking in depth about The Responsibility of Parents. But even before we get to that stage, we say we want to talk about Blessed Little Stars. Any child that is blessed, there is no way that child will not fulfill his/her destiny, that is why even at this stage I want to announce, every child here tonight, you shall be blessed. Every child here tonight, beginning from me because I am a child of God, every child here tonight shall be blessed.
Blessing is a very powerful force. As a matter of fact the two most powerful forces in the world are Blessing and Curses. Let's look at the Power Of Blessing. We will not talk about Curses tonight because we are here to be blessed and if there is any curse upon any of you, in the Name that is above every other name, that curse will be changed to blessings tonight in Jesus Name.
If you look at Genesis 12 v 1 -3, Abraham was just an ordinary person among idol worshippers; God pulled Him out and began to bless him.
He just blessed him, and blessed him, and blessed him! By the time we get to Genesis 24 v 34-3 the result of the blessing was evident.
The servant of Abraham said; "God has blessed my master greatly and He has made him rich in everything; in silver in gold, in cattle, in all kinds of things". The God, who blessed Abraham, will bless you and your children tonight.
In Genesis 22 v 15- 18, God blessed Isaac. He said I will bless Abraham but Isaac I will multiply you. By the time we get to Genesis 26 v 12 – 14 by the effect of that pronouncement of God, we find that Isaac became so prosperous that a whole nation envied him.
There are children here tonight, when God begins to bless you, the whole nation will begin to envy you. Mark my word among those of you who are here tonight, a day will come when people will say are you the only one serving God? If you receive that, let me hear your Amen loud and clear.
Now when you now go to Jacob in Genesis 27 v 26 -29, I want to read that one to you because the blessing pronounced on Jacob there, I am receiving every one of them for every child here tonight.
Genesis 27 v 26 -29 "and his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son. And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed: Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be Lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee and blessed be he that blesseth thee"
Let's take this blessing pronounced here one by one, so that you will know what you are going away with tonight.
First of all, the father said, "God give thee of the dew of heaven" We can examine that for one hour. But let me just take one point of that because of our time.
The father of Jacob said: May God send you help from above.
And I am saying to somebody here today, right from the throne of Heaven, the Almighty God will send help unto you.
And then he said "Let God give you of the fatness of the earth" Everybody knows that when you sow on a fertile ground, the harvest will be great. But let's summarize everything on that one; the father of Jacob said, in addition to God sending you help from heaven, May God send you help from beneath.
And I am saying to somebody here tonight. Every child that is here tonight, God will send help to you from underneath the ground.
He said "God give you plenty of corn and wine" in other words, he is saying you will never know hunger.
I am saying to someone here tonight, for the rest of your life, you will enjoy abundant. And then he went further, he said "let people serve thee" What a great blessing! He is saying here wherever you go; you will find favour with people, human beings will be eager to help you. If I were you, I will say Amen to that one.
And then he went further, he said "let nations bow before thee" What exactly does that mean? It means everywhere you go in the world; doors will begin to open unto you.
Not too long ago, one of my children went to Indonesia to go and work, now I have never been to Indonesia, I will be there soon.
When he got there he started a little house fellowship. The house fellowship began to grow; very soon it became a Church, a big Church.
That is in a nation where if you say you are a Christian, they can cut off your head. But he started a Church and the Church started growing. Then he did something interesting; he applied to the government for registration. Approval: so that he can conduct service without hindrance.
The people there thought that even if they are going to look at his application at all it will be up to two years. But they don't know that he is blessed. They don't know that it is already written concerning him; ‘that nations of the world will begin to open unto him' within two weeks approval has come; signed by the president himself.
There is somebody here tonight, everywhere you go in the world, as soon as you knock at a door, doors will be opened unto you.
And then the father went on and said "be Lord over your brethren" Now this is a very strange blessing: because all the brethren of Jacob are also of the seed of Abraham. They are also to be Stars, but you see the Bible says stars differ from Stars in Glory.
"Be Lord over thy brethren", means; among equals you will excel. When they bring great people, you will be greater than all of them. Who am I talking to tonight? Let me hear you say Amen loud and clear.
And then he went further and said "let thy mother's son bow down to thee" now that is a very serious blessing. The only way I can put it so that you will understand is that you will be Joseph of your family.
All of them will be great, because they are your mother's son but you will be the greatest of them all. I think you should tell your neighbor, Daddy is talking about me tonight.
And he didn't stop there he said "curse be everyone that curses thee" you know what that one means? All your enemies are in trouble!
That is why I always tell my children. When anybody is fighting me, I don't need to retaliate because it is already written; everyone that curses me is in trouble. If you believe that all your enemies are in trouble. Shout a big Hallelujah!
And then he went further to say "blessed be he that blesses thee", which means all your friends, are in for a wonderful time.
All those who want things to be well with you; it will be well with them. All those who rejoice when you succeed; they will succeed. All those who want you to reach your goal; they will reach their goal also.
These are the blessings pronounced on Jacob. What is the result? Genesis 30 v 43: He said the man increase exceedingly; exceeding greatness. In that Name that is above every other name, because you came here tonight, you will be great exceedingly.
Now we are talking about the power of blessing. Now you know the story of Jacob and Esau, by the time Esau came from the farm. Jacob had already cornered all the blessings we have been talking about. So Esau cried to his father "Don't you have at least a little blessing left over?" a left over blessing. Just a little one, just give me a little one".
The father said "alright, the left over you can have it" Esau got a left over blessing.
But by the time we get to Genesis 32 v 3 – 6 The Bible tells me that that left over blessing had won so much for Esau; that he had four-hundred body guards. Even the President hasn't got that many.
When his brother Jacob met him in Genesis 33 v 8 - 9, and said I have brought you gifts so that you can forgive. What is it that Esau said? He said I have enough. I don't need your gift, the left over blessing; was enough to make me have enough. I decree tonight for the rest of your life, you will never look to somebody again before you eat. You will always have enough and there will be a left over in Jesus Name.
Hallelujah! The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He asked me to tell you; don't lose hope I am working on your case.
Now whenever God blesses somebody, that fellow is blessed. Whenever God blesses somebody, nobody can curse that fellow.
In Numbers 23 v 8, a prophet said; who has tremendous power when he speaks it happens. He said "how can I curse he who God has not cursed".
All the witches and wizard in your village, all the herbalist, let them combine their powers; from now on you will always be blessed.
When God blesses someone, that fellow cannot be curse and no man can reverse that blessing. In Numbers 23 v 20; the prophet said "I have received a commandment to bless. He has blessed, I cannot reverse it" Do you know the blessing that I have been pronouncing on you tonight! Nobody can take them away from you anymore. Why? Because whenever God speaks, it is done.
The moment He speaks, it is done. He is the one who said, in Isaiah 54 v 17 He said there is no weapon fashioned against you that will prosper.
He is the one who said in Revelation 3 v 7 He said when I open, no man can shut, God had already decreed, and that everywhere you go in the world. Doors will open unto you and nobody will be able to shut the doors.
However, anyone that God curses, that fellow is cursed. There is nothing anyone can do, if it is God who cursed him, that is a settled case.
I have told you before, that if your parents, your natural parents cursed you, and you run to your Pastor, who is your Spiritual Parent, he can use his superior authority to remove the curse.
If your Pastor curses you, and you run to the General Overseer who ordained him, he can use his superior authority to cancel the curse.
If the General Overseer, curses you, maybe if you fast and pray for thirty days and thirty nights the Almighty God may looked down from Heaven and say okay I will talk to my son, maybe later he can remove the curse.
But if God curses you where will you run to?
Thank you Father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, who has been suffering from epilepsy, the Lord asked me to tell you no more from tonight.
The Lord said there is a woman here; He said the fire that has been burning in your womb has been put out.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said you have been feeling a deep pain inside your eyeball, the Lord ask me to tell you he has taken care of that one.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said "they said that they will see your end", the Lord asked me to tell you, that you will see their end.
In 2Samuel 12 v 1 – 10 David did something terrible; he committed adultery, killed the husband, took over the wife and pretended as if nothing has happened. God sent a prophet to him. He made a pronouncement, he said David, because you have done these; "he said the sword will never depart from your house"
That is why you will find in Israel today, they are always fighting. When they say everything is okay today, by tomorrow, another fighting has started, because there is a curse hanging over the house of David.
I pray for you tonight, every curse that is hanging over your families, shall be destroyed by the anointing in Jesus Name.
Now I want you parents to listen to me now very, very carefully. Proverbs 26 v 2 says; the curse causeless shall not come. Nobody can curse you, unless you have done something worthy of a curse.
Even the elders have a saying: "they say if somebody pronounces a curse on you because you are poor, the curse is not going to work" There must be something that a curse will hook unto before it began to work.
In the same manner a blessing causeless shall not come. That is why when Isaac wanted to bless Esau, he said go and get me a kind of meat that I like. Let me enjoy myself so that I will have a reason to bless you from the bottom of my heart.
In Deuteronomy 28 v 1- 2 God said, "If you will hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, to observe and to do all that he commands you" then he said the blessing will not only come upon you, they will overtake you.
Therefore parents, if you want the children that you are rearing to be blessed, take note of the following things that I am about to share with you.
Proverbs 22 v 6 It says train up your child in the way he should go, when he is old, he won't depart from them.
Proverbs 29 v 15 warns you, don't leave your children to themselves, because the children you leave to themselves will bring you shame. If you say well I am busy, I am trying to make money and you don't have time for these children, they will bring you shame.
The elders have a saying: they say "they ask you to train your child, you said you are building your house, the child that you did not train will sell the house that you built" Don't leave your children to themselves, train them.
And when we are talking about training, we are not just talking about going to university or college; we are talking about proper training. When they are doing something wrong; rebuke them loud and clear.
1Samuel 2 v 22 -25, when Eli heard that his children were not doing well, he rebuked them half heartedly.
Listen to me parents, I am a parent myself, as long as I have responsibility for my child; responsible for food, responsible for clothes, responsible for accommodation, responsible for school fees. I must have the authority that goes along with the responsibility. If you are living under my roof, or the accommodation that I provide, you are eating my food, wearing my clothes, I am paying your school fees, when I ask you to sit down; you must sit down.
The authority that will take care of the responsibility must be given to the man who has the responsibilities.
Now before I go to some details. You children listen to me also. In Proverbs 4 v 10 -12 it says, hear me my son, and your years shall be many, if you listen to your parents you will live long.
Because where you are now, they have been there before. Many of us didn't have the opportunities you have; we didn't get people to correct us, the way you are being corrected. And so we make mistakes and we are still paying for some of those mistakes.
I know you want freedom, let me tell you the truth: true freedom is found in submission to authority.
None of my senior pastors dare travels without getting permission from me, why? I want to know, where they are so I can be praying for them there. If he likes, he can go without telling me.
If I think you are in Sokoto and you are in Egypt. Anything that happens in Egypt is not my concern; I am only concerned with what is happening in Sokoto.
When your parents say don't do this, don't go this way, it is for your protection. So that it will be well with you, so that you will not make the mistakes that they have made. And I pray for all of you children who are here today; all the scars that your parents had, you will never have any of them in Jesus Name.
Thank you Father, the Lord says there is someone here; He said there has been this strange movement up and down your throat. The Lord asked me to tell you, that thing is gone now.
The Lord said there is someone here; He said if you trace your problem, it goes back to the day of the introduction before your wedding. The Lord asked me to tell you that He has taken care of that.
Parents I want you to emphasis the following to your children from now on:
1. Teach them total obedience. Emphasis it, don't be afraid, what kind of parents will you be if you are afraid of your child? The elder said "the okra can never be taller than the farmer; if it is taller, the farmer will bend it down; come down here I planted you" The Bible says to obey is better than sacrifice. Exodus 15 v 26 says if you will obey God completely, He will make sure that you are healthy. Teach your children to be completely obedient. Deuteronomy 28 v 1 -13 the Bible says if you will obey God completely then you will be above only and you will never be beneath. Explain this to your children!
2. And children listen to me; Exodus 20 v 12 says "Honour your father and your mother that your days may be long" The only way you honour your father and your mother is by obeying them completely. Several people have lost their destiny because they fail to obey their parents. Teach your children to be totally obedient.
3. Teach them to avoid evil company; it is not every friend that you should allow to be seen around your child at all. 1Corinthians 15 v 33 says evil communication corrupts good manners.
I know you will say this is the age of freedom and you see your son, his friend is wearing earring (boyfriend). And you say well it doesn't matter, it is fashion. Evil communication corrupt good manners!
Proverbs 1 v 20 says the companion of fools shall be destroyed. He says those who work with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed. The English man says; "show me your friend and I will tell you who you are" Because they say; "birds of the same feather flock together"
My own children know the kind of people they will bring near my house at all. I don't care how liberal minded you have become. I have a responsibility over my own child.
I told the Pastors some time ago, when I was younger, and everybody is playing outside, my mother will say to me, Enoch sit down, study your book and I will say to her, what about others, they are playing.
My mother will say; "others are not my business, you, you Enoch you are my business, sit down there". Today I thank God for my mother, because she took me by the hard hand. And by the grace of God I am what I am today.
I pray for all you children, those of you who will obey your parents you will reach the top in Jesus Name.
If you read Psalm 1 v 1-3 The Bible tells us that those who want to be blessed, they must stay away from certain people. They must stay away from the ungodly; they must stay away from sinners. They must stay away from scorners. The word of God is clear. It is not everybody that can be your friend, some of these people are not going anywhere and you are going to the top. And you want it to be well with you, so you must choose your friends correctly and your parents will tell you. We don't like this one, you must stay away and you must obey.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said your days of frustration are over.
Thank you my Father, the Lord said there is someone here today, who is a devoted worshipper, He asked me to tell you, He said I will spread my healing wings over your family.
Thank you Jesus, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said you will soon attend the funeral of the one who wanted to kill you.
4. Teach your children to pursue wisdom, Proverbs 4 v 7 – 9: Says wisdom is the principal thing. He said, with all your getting, get wisdom. Make sure you get understanding; in other words, teach your children not to be fools. There are several ways of knowing a fool. One of the ways of knowing a fool is; that a fool says there is no God, another way of knowing a fool according to elders, is that whatever the wise man says, it is the mouth of the fools that we hear it.
Tell your children to pursue wisdom, because wisdom is greater than strength according to Ecclesiastes 9 v 16 and; because wisdom is the application of knowledge, make sure your children acquire knowledge.
Don't let your child spend all his days watching television and playing games, they must study. Nobody passes without studying. And it is how hard you have studied that is going to determine how high you will go.
When I was a teacher at Ondo Boys High School in 1963, I was given thirty- five periods a week to teach. And there was another tutor there who happened to be a graduate and they gave him twenty one periods to teach and he was earning four times, what I was earning.
And he was grumbling. He said you people you want to work me to death?
So I went to him "Sir, you are teaching twenty one periods, I am teaching thirty five, you are earning four times what I am earning and you are complaining" He drew me close and patted me on the head, he said "my boy you don't understand", he said "I am being paid for what I have already done; what is in my brain that is what I am paid for".
That is the day I decided I will go to the university whatever it will cost me. If you don't study, if you don't pursue wisdom… the elder have a saying; "you didn't study and you heard when they were calling for potters and you didn't answer quickly, what are you going to eat?" I pray for all the children who are here today, none of you will end up as messengers in Jesus Name.
Proverbs 22 v 29 Says if you work hard, you will stand before kings. If you work hard, it doesn't matter how you started, it doesn't matter how poor your parents are, if you work hard, one day you will be standing before kings, everyone of you here tonight, in that Name that is above every other name you will be sitting with Presidents in Jesus Name.
5. Teach your children to seek God, Ecclesiastes 12 v 1 He said remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth. The best time to remember God is when you are young. The best time to seek God is when you are young.
Some people say no, I will begin to seek God when I have made it. You can never make it without your maker. Without the assistance of God you cannot make it. God said in Proverbs 8 v 17 God said I love them that love me; they that seek me early shall find me. Begin to seek God early because Hebrews 11 v 6…
Thank you Father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said that which is causing you sleepiness night has already been dealt with.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said you have abused His grace before He said but because you came tonight, He will be gracious to you one more time.
Thank you Lord, the Lord said the enemy has said that if we cannot handle the trunk, we will deal with the branches. The Lord asked me to tell you, I will take care of the trunk and I will take care of the branches.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said expect at least one beautiful surprise very soon.
Hebrews 11 v 6 tells me that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Psalm 34 v 10 He said the young lions do lack and suffer hunger but they that seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing. Teach your children to seek the Lord and they will never lack any good thing.
6. Teach your children to appreciate good things from their youth. Teach them how to appreciate what is good. There is a spiritual law that is called the law of transformation. And it simply says "whatever you admire is what you are likely to become"
2Corinthians 3 v 18, He said as you behold the Lord, you are transformed from the same image from Glory to Glory. What you appreciate is what you will be transformed into.
Elisha appreciated Elijah; he ended up with a double portion of his anointing. Joshua appreciated Moses, when Moses was about to leave Egypt he deposited the spirit of wisdom in Him.
What your child appreciates from youth is what he will likely become when he is old.
Let me tell you stories quickly.
When I was very young, a teacher came to teach in our village and every day, he was quarrelling with one of his relatives (he came with one of his relatives whether cousin or brother I don't know). Go and read your book, the boy will say no, and every day there will be noise. As the teacher is flogging this boy go and read your book. One day the boy said: "Why are you flogging me, I said I don't want to read" So the teacher asked him, okay what do you want to do? What do you want to become? He said he wanted to be a truck pusher.
Your children will never be a truck pusher in Jesus Name.
The teacher just packed his load and sent him away. I don't know what became of him but I am sure he ended up being a truck pusher.
I will tell you another story; some of you have heard it before. This one happened in 1951, it was an Anglican church in our town, where I grew up, the Bishop from Ibadan who was in charge of the area then, and he came to visit our town. In those days, only two Lorries came to my village per day. One is a "Bedford", the other is "Austin" Some of you don't know what I am talking about, but just two Lorries.
And the Bishop came in a brand new car, before then I have never seen a car before. That was 1951; he was dressed in the beautiful Bishop robe. When I looked at the shoe, they were shinning, we all lined the road, all pupil lined the road, we were singing as he was coming and he came down and he was walking as if the floor is egg. My mouth dropped open, everything so beautiful! And all the Church members were bringing eggs, and cocks, and yams. When I got home that day, I told my mother; I am going to be a Bishop!
Now I am not a Bishop today but I am very close. How many of you believe that your children will be great? Let me hear you say Amen loud and clear. What you appreciate is what you are likely to become.
7. I beg you in the Name of the Almighty God, you parents in particular, teach your children to respect the anointed in Psalm 105 v14 -15 where God said touch not my anointed, do my Prophet no harm. When God said that one, there are no age limitations. He didn't say you elders touch not my anointed do my prophet no harm. And the rest, do what you like with the anointed.
In 2Kings 2 v 23 – 24, some children touched the anointed of God, they died instantly. Please teach your children. Anywhere they see people making fun of a man of God; they should leave the place immediately. Those who make fun of the anointed men of God don't live long. If you read Numbers 16 v 1- 35 you will see that those who touched the anointed of God they always die suddenly. Teach your children. No matter how young they are they must respect the anointed, because their lives depend on it.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said the showers that started last year; will continue throughout this year.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said ignore the noise of the enemy because I have just started with you.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said very soon your testimony will be my God is very generous.
Thank you Lord, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said I want you to believe me, He said there will be major recovery of lost grounds.
8. Teach your children that age is no barrier to be used of God. Teach your children, let them be open to God, God can begin to use them even as from children. In 1 Samuel 3 v 1- 14 Samuel had been hearing from God as a child. David was an ordinary child when he killed Goliath. In 1Timothy 4 v 12: Paul said to Timothy let no man despise thy youth. Please let your children appreciate the fact that God can use them, even as small children.
I will tell you a story, so that we can have plenty of time for what I want to do tonight. Before I became born again, my wife and I we had three children all by cesarean. Then we became born again and then we decided we are not having any children after those three, but then we became born again. And Jesus became our Doctor.
One day I was reading the Bible and I read Luke 1 v 37 that's says with God nothing shall be impossible. Because the Doctors told us that there was no way my wife would had normal delivery. Because they said certain bones were bent somehow. But I read with God nothing shall be impossible. So I decided we better had another child. So she became pregnant and we decided we will not involve any Doctor at all rather than Jesus. But then the time of delivery begin to draw near and all kinds of things began to happen; one of our friends died at child birth. A lot of things happened that began to shake our faith but we held on to God.
Then God decided to speak to us. He spoke through our children; we sat down, we wanted to do family devotion and we read Exodus 14 where the children of Israel crossed the red sea and we turned to the children. What do you understand by this story? We just thought they will say something like the Sunday school teacher said……… David, Moses raised his rod and the sea parted. One of them said; "that story teaches that where there is no way before, God can make a way" I looked at my wife, she looked at me. I know this is not an ordinary child talking, this is God saying where there was no way before there will be a way. We grabbed that one!
The following day, we were doing family worship and we read Act 12 v 5 -11 where Peter was released from prison and we turned to the children. What do you understand by this? And the other one said (they were all little children) "he said the stories teaches me, that when God is with me, doors will begin to open on their own accord" I looked at my wife, she looked at me and our fears disappeared! Because God has spoken: "where there was no way before, there will be a way" If God is with me doors will begin to open on their own accord, "through the mouth of babes and suckling’s hast thou ordained strength"
I thank God for that boy who beat the drum, and by the way, Pastor Kunle Ajayi, I want to see you about that boy. I thank God for the boy who beat the drum. I thank God for the girl who blew the saxophone during the convention. The devil is recruiting his own; but Jesus is recruiting His own; which category will your children belong? Let your children know they don't have to wait till they are old before they are used by the Lord.
9. Finally, don't just teach them by word of mouth, teach them by example. The Bible says, it is like mother like daughter. The elders would say like father like son. Would you be able to say like Joshua said, as for me and my house; we will serve the Lord. The children are watching; it is not what you say that is most important it is what you do.
When we were at Ilorin one day, I was teaching at the university and I was pasturing one of our churches. People will come to the house. People who are sick who need healing or they just come for one thing or the other. And I would closed my eyes, laid hands on them and prayed for them and at times some of them who are standing when I am praying the anointing would knock them down. And my second to the last son, who was about two to three years old, was there.
One day somebody came to greet us and brought her child, my son went to my room, took my tie and put it on his neck. He thought the tie is what makes you a Pastor. And he went to the child that the other fellow brought, closed his eyes, laid his hands on the child, closed his eyes and his mouth began to move. After sometime he opened his eyes and said fall down now!
Let somebody shout Hallelujah!
"I have done everything my father used to do, they fall when he does that, you are not falling. Fall down now"!
The children are watching you, and I pray that you will not lead them astray. In the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ you will be a blessing, your children will be blessed. You will never have cause to weep over your children again. But if the parents are not following God what example will the children follow? Like Father, like son. Like mother like daughter!
That is why I am appealing to those who are here tonight who are parents and you are not yet born again, it is your example that your children will follow. Come and surrender your life to the one who can take care of the entire family. Those parents who are backsliders; come back to Jesus Christ! Bring the Light of Jesus Christ back to your home. Whatever example that you lay, that is what your children will follow!
And those of you children; who are old enough to understand what I am talking about, God can begin to use you from your youth. But you must surrender your live to Jesus Christ first. He will not use a child of the devil, He will only use the child of God, and so those of you, who want to give your life to Jesus Christ, begin to come now. Whether as parents or even as children, or if you are a backslider and you want to return to God, come now. Everyone is welcome at the cross, parents and children alike. Come on the Lord is waiting for you.
Begin to pray to Him now ask Him to come into your life, promise Him you will serve Him for the rest of your life.
In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed. Thank you for your Word. Thank you for all these people who have come forward for Salvation. You promised that whosoever comes unto you, you will no wise cast out. They have come unto you now, Father receive them in Jesus Name, save their souls in Jesus Name. Everything they have done wrong in the past wipe it away with your Blood in Jesus Name. Write their names in the book of life in Jesus Name. And from now on, let them begin to serve you wholeheartedly in Jesus Name. And when they call on you, please answer them immediately in Jesus Name. Thank you my Father. In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed. Amen.
Now those of you in front let me hear you shout Hallelujah! Now I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward today, because from today onward, I will be praying for you and very soon you will begin to receive miracles you didn't even ask for. Then you will know that somebody is praying for you somewhere. I am going to need your names, your addresses and your prayer requests. Since you are many, stay where you are, some Pastors will come and collect the information I want from you. And you can go back to your seats.
In the main time, the rest of us we want to pray, are you ready to pray Brethren? If you are ready to pray, please stand. And if you know that God is going to answer your prayer tonight, let me hear you shout a really big Hallelujah!
The elders have a saying; they say "who can take care of a child, if not God?" So you are going to lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father, I commit all my children into your hands, help me take care of them, help me train them. Let's talk to the Almighty God… in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.
You will now pray one more prayer, you will say Father! Don't let any member of my family go to hell, myself, my friend, my children. Don't let any member of my family go to hell. Please Almighty God, let all of us belong to you alone. Talk to Him with all your heart… in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.
Bring forth your children, they will anoint your children, they will anoint the parents and your children will drop the offering before you go back. So the Ushers will bring out one offering bag beside the Pastors. And please make sure you put something in the hand of your children so that they don't come to the presence of the Lord empty handed.
We are going to pray some very serious prayers with that anointing fresh on us. First of all let us shout a really big Hallelujah!
Now we are going to pray some very serious prayers now with that anointing. First the Bible says anointing destroys every yoke. Please if you love your children; lift your voice to the Most High God and say: Father, every yoke in the life of every one of my children, let them be destroyed before the sun rise. In my life also, every yoke that may remain, let them be destroyed before the sun rises because of the power of the anointing. Let us talk to the Almighty God. Thank you Father, in Jesus mighty Name we have prayed.
Pray the next prayer with the whole of your heart, you will say in the Name of Jesus because it is written, "touched not my anointed, do my prophet no harm", Satan I command you in the Name of Jesus take your hands off my children, take your hands off my life. Open your mouth and talk to the Almighty… in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.
Now I understand that there are some children here who have special needs, some children are altruistic and the likes. I want the parents to lay their hands on them now, as we go into the next prayer. One of the privileges of the anointing is that when the anointing speaks it comes to pass speedily. Just lay your hands on your children and mention their names one by one and say in the Name of Jesus Christ, it is going to be well with you, no more sickness, no more bondage, all the plan of the enemies concerning you have come to an end now.
I prophesy to you that all the plans of the enemy shall come to not on you, from now on, those who bless you will be blessed; those who curse you will be cursed. Those who want things to be well with you, it will be well with them. Those who want you to succeed will succeed. Those who want you to reach your goal will reach their goals. Adeboye it is going to be well with you, you will never know failure, and you will never know sorrow. God will complete everything concerning you, you will move from Glory to Glory, from power to power, from joy into joy. From abundance to abundance, you will never lack. You will never borrow. You will never be put to shame; you will reach your goal. The plan of God for your life will be fulfilled. All your enemies will be scattered. God will arise and fight your battles for you. Adeboye it will be well with you, it will be well with you in the afternoon, it will be well with you in the evening. It will be well with you all the days of your life. Thank you Jesus, In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.
Now I want to pray for you, so let your Amen be loud and clear. In the Mighty Name of Jesus, by the power of the anointing, every yoke in your lives are destroyed now. The enemies will take their hands off you completely in Jesus Name. The enemy will never look in your direction again in Jesus Name. Whether the enemies like it or not you will reach your goal. You will never weep over your children again. All your children will be mightier than you. It will be well with you. All the desires of your heart will be granted you. By the time the sun rises, your joy will begin to overflow. In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed. If you receive that let me hear you shout a really big Hallelujah!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye