ARISE AND SHINE 6th of March, 2009

Thank you Jesus, now just lift your hands and begin to worship Him, worship the Kings of kings, the Lord of lords, the I AM that I AM, the Ancient of Days. 

 Just begin to Bless His Holy Name. He is Worthy to be Praised, He is Worthy to be Magnified; There is no one like Him. He is the Ancient of Days, He has No Beginning, He has No Ending, He is God' Our Help in Ages Past, Our Hope for years to come. 

Bless His Holy Name, give Him Glory, give Him Honour, He is Worthy to be Praised, He is Worthy to be Adored, He is Worthy to be Magnified, He is The Almighty God. 

There is Nothing He cannot do; All Powers belong to Him. He can reverse the Irreversible, He is Your Light, Your Glory, Your Shinning Star, Praise Him today, Bless His Name tonight, Blessed be His Holy Name.

In Jesus Mighty Name we have worshipped.

I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father; send your Light into my life and let me begin to shine, talk to the Almighty God…in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.

Then you lift your voice to Him and say Father, please don't let my sun set in afternoon. Let's talk to the Almighty God. Don't let my sun set in the afternoon, don't let my sun set at midday, let my sun shine all day long, Almighty God be merciful unto me; don't let my sun set. Thank you Jesus!  In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.

Now I want you to join hands with your neighbor, and I want you to pray with the person you are holding and say Father; cover this child that I am holding with your Glory like a blanket, lift your voice and pray unto Him… thank you Jesus!, Blessed be your Holy Name. In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.

Let's go on our knees before Our Maker and worship Him one more time

Angels are singing; you are Worthy Lord, you are Worthy Lord

Hallelujah! You are Worthy Lord; you are Worthy Lord … (worship)

Thank you Jesus, the Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said you came here hungry not for food, not for clothes, but for the power of God. He said I will satisfy you.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He asked me to tell you; put me first and I will multiply your blessings.

Thank you Daddy, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said beginning from this very night; I will begin to use you to create waves throughout the world.

Daddy says there is someone here tonight; He said your time for more than enough has come.

Daddy, we worship you, Kings of kings, Lord of lords, Ancient of Days, The I AM that I AM, The Unchangeable Lord, The Alpha, The Omega, The Beginning, The Ending. 

The One Who Was, The One Who Is, The One Who Is to Come, The Almighty, Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, Rock of Ages, Lamb of God, The King That Is Coming Again, Glory be to your Holy Name.

There is no one like You, You are Greater than the greatest; You are Better than the best, You Are Richer than the richest, You Are Stronger Than the strongest, You Are Older Than the oldest, You Are Wiser than the wisest. Glory Be to Your Holy Name Lord. 

Accept our worship in Jesus Name. tonight; do the impossible, reverse the irreversible, heal the sick, set the captives free, let there be miracles, let there be signs, let there be wonders, let there be joy, let there be major breakthroughs Lord, let this night be a night we will never forgot, in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed. Amen.

Let somebody shout hallelujah!  Put your hands together for the Almighty God and then you may please be seated.

The Lord reminds me to pray for you that whatever you have done this year, you will be able to do more in Jesus Name. That means next year you will still be around, by next year, you will be richer, and it will be well with you in Jesus Name.

 And for all of you who are listening by television all over the world, those of you who are watching on the internet, the Almighty God will bless you also mightily in Jesus Name.

Isaiah 60 v1-3 " Arise; shine for thy light is come, and the Glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and Kings to the brightness of thy rising."

When the Bishop was teaching, he said God should show us our own word in His Word. I believe that Isaiah 60 is the passage that God wrote for me. He is saying that I should arise, Adeboye shine, because your light is come and the glory of God is risen upon me.

 To shine means; to do something excellently well. When they say a student shone in the exam, it means he passed excellently well. When you say a footballer is shining; it means he is playing excellently well.

In Daniel 6 v 1-3 We see Daniel shining among so many others because an excellent spirit was found in him. So to shine means, to excel, and I decree tonight that everyone of you from now, you will begin to excel.

 To shine means therefore to succeed glaringly. To succeed in a way that it cannot be hidden, on the day that David stood on the head of Goliath, Goliath was on the ground; David was on top of him.

 At that moment David began to shine in Israel. When Elijah called down fire from Heaven in the presence of a whole Nation, there was no doubt any longer who is the Prophet in the land!

 In that Name that is above every other Name, from this moment onward, your success will no longer be hidden.

Thank you Father, the Lord says that there is someone here tonight; He said all that murmurs and complains in your life shall come to an end today.

To shine is not only to succeed glaringly, it is to overflow, and it is for your blessing to overflow. Isaac over-flowed in the land of the Philistine. He shone when darkness of famine covered the land, he prospered so much that a whole nation noticed it and they began to ask "how is your case different from our own?" 

Very soon concerning somebody here tonight, Nigeria will begin to ask, are you the only one serving God?

To shine means to win and win easily.

Thank you Father, I told Daddy when He asked me some days ago, He said "Son, how many people will you want me to heal on this particular Friday night?" It took me by surprise, I thought for a while, since this is year 2009, I requested that Daddy will please heal 209,000 people. He has told me just now; that the healing has started. Right now the healing is starting from the head, He is healing brains, He is healing eyes, He is healing ears, the healing is on the head right now. Thank you Father!

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He asked me to tell you for the rest of your life, there will be no more negative report.

To shine; is to win easily, to win without a fight.  Deuteronomy 28 v 7 The Lord said He will cause the enemies that come against you to be smitten before your face. You won't have to fight; you will just see your enemy falling. He said when they come against you in one way; they will flee before you in seven ways. Now that is shining! 

And I am saying to somebody here today, it doesn't matter how many enemies are against you up to this moment, but as you will begin to go back home, they will begin to scatter before you.

Thank you Father, now the healing is already going down, it is already moving to the neck, it is around the neck area now, the Lord is healing lungs, He is healing hearts, and He is takings care of chest pains. Thank you my Father!

Daddy says; that there is someone here tonight, He said those who are seeking your destruction shall be driven back.

To shine means to be exceptional; to be exceptional in gifts and talents. In 1Samuel 16 v 15 -18, David shone in singing, in playing of instruments, he was so good that when the king said I need someone who can play for me, they said we know somebody who can play exceptionally. 

There is somebody here tonight, from this moment onward; your case will be exceptional. There is a Student here tonight from this moment onward you will surprise your professor. There is a Minister of God here tonight, from now on your anointing will begin to surprise everybody, there is a Business Man here tonight, and from now on your success will begin to surprise everybody else.

So there are various ways in which you could shine. You can be exceptional in gratitude. 

It is interesting that David, who shone in every sphere of lives; he was a king, he was a warrior, he was a prophet, he was a musician, he was a shepherd. He shone in every facet of life.

 He also shone in gratitude. He was the one who said I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. He is the one who said blessed the Lord, oh! My soul and all that is within me bless the Lord. Bless the Lord oh! My soul and forget not all His benefit.

 He was the one who said my heart is fixed within me, I will praise the Lord. He was the one who said I will sing of the mercy of the Lord forever. With my mouth will I make known, His faithfulness to all generations!

 You can shine in gratitude. That is one area where it is easy to beat everybody else; because many people don't want to be grateful to God, they just want to keep on complaining. So your case can be exceptional there. You can begin to show the rest of the world from now on, that you are more grateful than everybody else. 

For example, right now your Hallelujah can be loud than anyone around you. 

It is interesting that those who shine in gratitude always get more miracles than others. The Leper who was grateful, not only was he healed, he was made whole. 

Once I discovered this secret, my life change completely. I am constantly thankful to God. That is why He keeps doing more, more and more for me. So you can begin to shine in gratitude.

Number two, you can begin to shine in Faith. Many people claim that they believe God but they don't really have faith. The Bible is full of example of those who shone in faith. 

Talking about the woman with the issue of blood; she shone in faith by simply saying I am not asking Jesus to pray for me, I just want to touch the helm of His garment. 

There was the Centurion who shone in faith. Jesus was going to his house to pray for his sick fellow and he said you don't need to come, send your Word only. 

How many of you will begin to believe, that long before I finish preaching; the word of God that is coming to you will bring your healing to you? How many of you believe that? Let me hear your Amen loud and clear! 

You can begin to shine in faith. I have told you the story of somebody who wrote to me and said, I don't need to see you, just read my letter, I know if you read this letter, I will receive my miracle. 

I read the letter in a car and I was dancing for joy; because I know, with that kind of faith miracles must happen.

 So  I was not surprised when some weeks later, I got another letter from the same fellow saying I know you read my letter, because I have gotten my miracle. 

There is somebody here today simply because you came; you will receive your miracle also.

Thank you Father, the Lord said there is someone one here tonight, He said your time for complete testimonies has come.

Daddy says that there is someone here tonight; He said I will manipulate those in authority in your favor.

The healing virtue is now working in the stomach area; He is working on livers, working on wombs, working on kidneys, working on intestines and working in the stomach areas right now.

Hallelujah!  The Lord said there is some one here tonight, He said you have known glorious Days, but the Lord ask me to tell you; better Days are ahead!

Daddy says there is some one here today; He said those who threw you into the Den of the Lions would soon replace you there.

Hallelujah! The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said I will restore joy and harmony to your home.

Please listen to me carefully, the Lord wants to do a great work of deliverance at this moment, I am going to mention some cases; some of them are rather scaring, but the Lord wants to help you that is why. The sermon is good but at the end of the day, God wants to help you.

Don't come until I have mentioned all the cases, so that nobody will know which one is your own case.

The Lord said there is a woman here tonight, He said you are responsible for the death of your first husband, and you know without any doubt that unless God intervenes you will die before the end of this year, you know it yourself. But He said because you are here tonight, He wants to forgive and He wants to cancel the death that is the first one.

The Lord said there is another fellow here tonight; that you have this insatiable thirst for human blood, that whenever you can't find human blood from another person to drink, you even cut yourself  so you can suck your own blood. The Lord asked me to call you forward so He can set you free.

Then the Lord said there is a woman here tonight, that when you were young in order to prevent pregnancy you made a charm; now you wants to be pregnant and you don't know how to reverse the charm. The Lord said if you come forward tonight, He will help you reverse the charm.

Then the Lord said there is someone here that constantly you have been dreaming, seeing yourself surrounded with feaces and maggots, the Lord said you yourself knows that this is not a very good omen. The Lord said if you come tonight, He will set you free.

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said for quite some time now, it appears you are about to collide with somebody invincible. The Lord asked me to tell you that if you come forward tonight, He will take care of that invincible fellow.

Now if your case falls within those five, come forward very quickly, I don't have time to waste tonight, it is almost 1 o' clock, so if you I count from one to seven and you didn't come, I will continue and the rest is your own.

But let me give a warning, because I receive a phone call from somebody about a month ago; he said "you made a special call, I should have come forward but I didn't, please pray for me now" and I told him," I am not the Holy Spirit, the time when the Holy Spirit wanted to do what He wanted to, you didn't not come out, the time is past and there is nothing anybody can do about it anymore".

If your case is one of the five cases that I have mentioned this is the time, if this time passes, even tomorrow morning will be too late. So I am counting now one, two, and three….. If you thought I imagined it sit down, don't bother yourself.

If you think this is just one of those Prophets, prophesying what he likes, sit down don't bother to come. But if you know that there is no way I can possibly know these things except if God has not revealed them to me, you better run forward, four, five.

And as you come begin to cry to the Almighty God, and say Father have mercy on me, you know my problem and you have picked me out of these crowd, have mercy on me. Set me free tonight, I am sorry for everything I have done wrong.

When I killed I didn't know any better, I am not the one who wants to drink the blood, it is just that  I couldn't help myself, have mercy on me. I was a fool to say I don't want to be pregnant, Father now I want children.

Every plan of the enemy to surround my life with corruption, Lord, help me, Lord help me. All those evil forces, all those invincible forces, milling around me, help me Lord, help me, help me Almighty God. Six…, oh Lord have mercy on your children.

Thank you Jesus, blessed be your Holy Name. Thank you Lord, Glory be to your Holy Name… In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.

I am going to pray for you now, those of you who are still on the way; God sees that you are already coming so the prayer will meet you there.

In the Mighty Name of Jesus, what a wonderful God you are, what a wonderful God you are, accept our thanks in Jesus Name. Because it has pleased you to mention these special cases, please Lord, because your children have heard and they have responded be merciful unto them in Jesus Name.

Everything they have done wrong no matter how horrible, please forgive in Jesus Name. Every appointment with death Lord God Almighty, postpone it in Jesus Name. And every evil force that will cause anyone to want to drink human blood, I decree that such forces will leave these children in Jesus Name. Every evil plan of the enemy to surround your children with corruption, my Father and my Lord destroy in Jesus Name.

My Father and my Lord I pray that all evil forces that have shown undue interest in these your children I decree that they all be sent out in Jesus Name.

I decree that they will lose their hold on these your children and let them go in Jesus Name and every charm that they had made that is contrary to fruitfulness, I decree that such charm be destroyed now in Jesus Name.

Thank you my Father, Glory be to your Holy Name, in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed. It is done you can go in peace now, in Jesus Name.

Let the rest of us clap for the Almighty God.

You can shine in prayer; many people don't want to pray, so it is easy for you to pray if you stand out if you decide to stand out in prayer. All the people we read about in the Bible who shown, are prayer warriors. 

Paul said I pray in tongues more than you all, in 1Corinthians 14 v 18 Daniel prayed for twenty one Days at a stretch on one occasion. You can shine in prayer.

 Years ago, a friend and I, we prayed continuously for thirty six hour, with just short break to go to the toilet and come back. I was happy I said I have arrived. Thirty six hours prayer!  But God loves me because that very week I came across a book that told me about a man who prayed nonstop for thirty Days and thirty night. That challenged me and I said God I would move forward, you can shine in prayer. Don't just pray for two, three minutes and say you have prayed.

You can shine in power, you can shine in anointing, the Bible says in Psalm 23 v 5: It says "thou anointed my head with oil, my cup runneth over"

 I am believing God for somebody here tonight, after tonight' service, you will begin to shine in the power of the Almighty God. You can shine in Holiness; you can shine in Purity, while others are polluting themselves.  You can make up your mind. No! I will be an example of Purity an example of Holiness. Others can do it, you can tell them "no I am going to shine", I will show you that a true child of the Living God can live a Holy life.

 Joseph shone because he refused to yield to temptation:

 I remember when I was a lecturer at the University of Lagos, one day I wrote a letter, personal letter and I wanted to take an official envelope of the university to post the letter, and my hand refused to move.  And God spoke to me and said, "That envelope is for official letters, not for your personal letters" And I am talking about thirty years ago, "so I said to the Almighty, "God how much is a packet of envelope?" and He replied me that "since you know that the envelope doesn't cost much, go and buy your own". 

I am believing God for somebody here tonight, your Holiness, your Purity will be glaring to everybody.

By now the healing virtue have gone all the way down, He has already taken care from head to toe, it is already covering you down now.

 The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He asked me to tell you, you will never lose control again.

Hallelujah! The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He asked me to tell you, He said "be assured you will be triumphant". 

Daddy, says there is someone here tonight, He said the key is already in the lock, your door is about to open.

So when we say, shine! You can shine in several things; you can shine in Gratitude, you can shine in Prayer, you can shine in Anointing, you can shine in Purity, and you can shine in Obedience.

The areas where shining comes is the area where others have problems; the stars come out at night, it is when darkness covers the ground that people will notice stars.

 Majority of people don't want to obey God, so you can shine in obedience. Your obedience can mark you out from other people.

Occasionally God has somebody to do something that may appear foolish, but if you obey Him completely according to His word, He will cause you to shine. 

For example, if you read Joshua 6 v 1- 20 God said to Joshua; He said tell your people to go round the wall of Jericho once for seven Days. 

On the seventh day, go round seven times, throughout the period don't say a word but on the seventh day shout. 

That is not how to fight wars, soldiers! Just going round walls like dumb people, that is not how to do things oh God!  But because they did what God asked them to do they had a great victory. The victory of somebody is going to be great tonight. So you have an idea of how to shine.

So what do we mean by arise? Because He says arise and shine. Arise simply means get up, spring into action, begin to put into action what you already know. 

Thank God the Bishop had already given a beautiful lecture on that. Nothing happens except somebody makes it happen, or put in another way, nothing works except somebody works it. Your talent no matter how great will remain dormant unless you use it. You will not get anything from God if you are a hearer only and not a doer of the Word.

If He says give and you shall be given and you refused to give, you will not receive. 

If He says pay your tithes; I will open the windows of Heaven over you, and you say don't mind Him. No problem He will close His Heavens and you will retain your tithe.

 If you are not willing to go into action, nobody will see your light. I am praying for everybody here tonight, that the grace to be a doer of the word, God will give it to you in Jesus Name.

Let me share just one more thing with you and I will get out of the way because I know God is very anxious to bless you.

 Everyone in the scripture, that shone brilliantly, work by one big principle.

 And if you don't remember any other thing, remember this one; fortunately the Bishop has already said something along that line. He didn't see my note, I didn't see his own.

 Nobody can shine without light; there is no light without fire. You may not see it but inside the globe there, there is something that is burning. There will be no light without fire and there can be no fire without fuel. No fuel, no fire means no fuel, no light. If all of a sudden now the diesel in the generator working should dry up, everyplace here will go into darkness immediately. 

Everyone who wants to shine has to pay for shining. Shining does not come free, diesel cost money. 

The Bible says in Genesis 26 v 1- 14, that there was famine in the land and Isaac sowed in that land and by the end of the year he began to shine among the nations.

 In 2Chronicle 1 v 6 - 12, Solomon shone above all kings before him and after him because he sow a seed. He did something that nobody has ever done before, and so he became what nobody has ever been before.

Take my advice because of the great love that I have for you, sow a seed towards your shining. This is not the usual offering, I am not about to take an offering, they have taken that. I am teaching you a principle that is going to make you rise above your fellows. Decide within yourself that you are going to sow a seed towards your shining.

It is not necessarily something you have with you, It could be something you will bring to God later, it could be anything that is precious to you that you will attach your shining to. You sow that seed and expect the Almighty God to turn on your light.

In conclusion, nobody can shine if he is covered in sin. I want to round up but God wants me to tell you one or two things before I round up; He said I should tell you; your Days in the valley are over.

Daddy says there is someone here tonight; He said the river of evil that is flowing in your family will dry up tonight.

The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said you will soon become a symbol of the faithfulness of God.

The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said I will make room for you at the top.

Hallelujah Father! He said there is someone here tonight; He said very soon your testimony will be; my God is great.

Now I can conclude thank you Father Hallelujah! You cannot shine if you are covered in sin. Thank God for all of you who have given your lives to Jesus Christ tonight! Please don't go back in sin. Those of you who are already born again, you are going to cry to God for ability to live Holy. 

It is in Holiness that you can begin to shine. You are going to pray a very short prayer now before we move to the next thing God wants us to do and let me hear somebody shout a very big Hallelujah!

You see later on in the night I am going to pray for you, suddenly you will just find yourself beginning to shine, so you are going to pray before I come to that at all.

Say Father; don't let sin put out my light, talk to the Almighty God… in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.

And then we are going to pray one more prayer loud and clear, say Father: in every facet of life let me begin to shine, let me shine in the home, shine in the church of God, shine in my city, shine in my state. Shine in my country, let me begin to shine, let me shine forever oh Lord! ….in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.

As many of you have made up your minds that from now on, you will be obeying God completely, you will be living a life of Purity and Holiness, lift up your hands, I want to pray for you now:

In Name of Jesus, I commit all these children into your hands, you are The Light of the World, but you turn to the disciple and say you too are the light of the world. I pray for all those who are here tonight, true children of the living God, send them your Light in Jesus Name.

Let the fire of the Holy Spirit come upon them in Jesus Name; put an end to darkness in their lives in Jesus Name. Let them begin to shine for you in Jesus Name. Don't let them ever know darkness again in Jesus Name, let them begin to succeed glaringly in Jesus Name. In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.

Put your hands together for the Almighty God, Amen. God bless you!

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye
 
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