RIVERS OF LIVING WATER 7th of March, 2014
Let’s lift our hands to the Almighty God and begin to worship Him, worship the King of kings, worship the Lord of lords, tell Him you love Him, tell Him you appreciate Him.
Give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration. Bless His holy name, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, He is worthy to be magnified, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration.
Praise the King of kings, praise the Lord of lords, praise the Ancient of days. Magnify His holy name; He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, He is our savior, He is our healer, He is our deliverer, He is the One who can answer all our prayers, He is the One who can solve all our problems, He is the One who can turn our problems to testimonies.
Give Him glory, give Him all honor, give Him Adoration bless His holy name.
Oh yes, You are worthy Lord; You are worthy to be magnified, worthy to be glorified, You are worthy of all praise, You are worthy of all adoration.
We bless Your holy name, be Thou exalted Lord, be Thou magnified; King of kings.
We worship You, oh Lord of Lords, thank You Lord. Blessed be Your holy name. You are worthy of all our praise, thank you Jesus, thank you Lord, thank you Savior…
In Jesus mighty name we worship.
I want you to lift your voice to Him and say Father, please make this night a special night for me; make it a night not to be forgotten, make it a night of joy.
A night of healings, a night of miracles, a night of breakthrough, a night of mighty testimonies, make it a very special night for me; make it a night to be remembered.
Make it a night I will never forget.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to Him one more time and say Father, whatever I ask for tonight please answer me by fire. Go ahead and talk to the Lord…..
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Worthy, worthy is the Lamb 2ce
That was slain,
Glory halleluiah! 2ce
Praise the Lord!
Eternal Rock of Ages, Ancient of days, Unchangeable Changer, the Holy One of Israel, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the One who has no beginning, the One who has no ending, the One who has been before the mountains were brought forth, the One who will be when the world is gone.
We bless Your name, we give You glory for all the help that You have rendered to us in the past, we thank You for our tomorrow; we know our tomorrow will be alright, please accept our thanks in Jesus name.
King of glory, in the life of all your children here today and those who are listening to us all over the world, please do something new, do something great, do something glorious, do something divine.
Make this night a night to remember, answer all prayers tonight, give everyone of us a major testimony.
And before the sun rises tomorrow; let Your praise overflow from our mouth.
Thank you Almighty God, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. (Amen)
Let somebody shout hallelujah!
THE FATHER’S BLESSING
Please remain standing, the Bible tells us when Isaac wanted to bless his children, while the elder brother was about looking for an animal to prepare for his father, the younger brother brought him something for him to eat and he poured out his blessings upon him.
When the elder brother came, he asked his father, don’t you have any blessings left at all?
The father says I have one, but it is just a crumb. “Give me that one too”.
So Esau got the crumb, but as the Bible teaches that very soon, Esau has prospered so mightily that he had four hundred bodyguards and all he got was a crumb but the younger brother got the big doze.
Tonight in the name that is above every other name, I want to pronounce on you the father’s blessings and your own will not be a crumb.
So as I bless you I want you to say amen with all your heart because the greatest prayer anyone can pray for you is God bless you.
And so I decree in the name of the One who called me, the One who has made me a Daddy for you, from now on you are blessed.
You are blessed in the morning, you are blessed in the afternoon, you are blessed in the evening, you are blessed in the night time, you are blessed going out, you are blessed coming in, you are blessed in your offices, your finances are blessed, your families are blessed.
Whatever you touch will prosper, you will never know failure again, your problems will become your testimonies.
The Almighty God will promote you, He will take you to great heights, you will never fall, you will never fail, you will keep on succeeding and it will be well with you and you will serve God till the end.
So shall it be in Jesus mighty name you are blessed.
Go ahead and put your hands together to the Almighty God.
Even if you go home now your case is settled, glory be to God.
RIVERS OF LIVING WATERS
John 7 v 37-39 In the last day of the feast; that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, if any man thirst, let him come unto Me and drink. He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
But this spake He of the Spirit, which they that believe on Him should receive for the Holy Ghost, was not yet given: because that Jesus was not yet glorified.
My children who spoke yesterday has given us all manner of definition of what a river is; it was yesterday that they began to tell us about the youthful river, about mature rivers, about old rivers, about rejuvenated river.
So what can a Pastor say after we have listen to Evangelist and Prophets?
All I want to say is that there are categories of rivers: little streams, big rivers, mighty rivers, Ezekiel 47 v 3-5 tells us about a river that can be just ankle deep and then he talks about a river that could be knee deep, and it talks about a river that could be waist deep and then talks about a river so big that you can only swim in it.
Let me start by prophesying to someone, that within the three months, your river will move from ankle deep to knee deep, within the next six months your river will move from kneel deep to waist deep, by the end of the year, your river will be so big you can only swim in it.
But more importantly tonight, I want to focus on the various categories of healings, because when my Daddy asked me to ask for a gift for this year’s Special Holy Ghost Service, I asked Him for at least seventy two thousand instant healing and we are getting that tonight.
There are categories of healing; I want to put them under two broad headings, what I call regular healing and special healings.
For example the anointing required to heal a headache, it is not exactly the same as the one required to cure aids.
One is different from the others, that is why in 1Corinthians 12 v 28 the Bible talks about the gifts of healings.
Not just one gift but gifts, not one kind of healing but healings, so tonight in the Mighty name of Jesus, whether what you need is regular healing or special healing the Lord will answer you today in Jesus name.
Let’s just look quickly at regular healing; and by that we are talking about problems like fever, if you have not known fever you may think it is a minor problem.
But the one who has fever knows it is not minor to him or her.
In Matthew 8 v 14-15 the Bible tells us about the fever the mother in law of Peter had and it took Jesus to heal her and she got up and began to minister unto Him.
Well, if your own is just a minor problem; headache, fever, a little bit of stomach pain, some back ache, some pains in your joints and I hope you are listening and you know when your case is mentioned.
Maybe your problem had to do with a little problem with your eyes, just a little problem with your ears, just a little problem with your lungs etc. receives your healings straight away.
And then we move on to special healings; and when we are talking about special healing, we are talking about healing that ordinary medical science might not be able to handle.
For example, when we are talking about healing involving restoration. In Matthew 12 v 10 -13 the Bible talks about a man with a withered hand.
Now if a hand is withered there is nothing any drug can do to restore it, but when Jesus saw that man with the withered hand, He immediately asks him to stretch forth his hand.
The hand was restored like the other one just as it was before.
In Mark 2 v 1-12 the Bible talks about the man who was paralyzed from the neck down, for such a case there was little that medicine could do for him, but when he came into the presence of Jesus Christ he was restored completely.
In Mathew 8 v 1-3 the Bible talks about a leper and the problem with leprosy is that it is a disease that can cut off fingers, cut off toes, cut off noses and ears.
And even if there are drugs that can put an end to the leprosy, there are no drugs to restore the limbs that have been lost.
But when this man came to Jesus Christ, he was not only cured, he got restored. So I am prophesying that if what you need is total restoration, receive it now in Jesus name.
There is the healing that involves deliverance, for example, in Luke 13 v 11-13 …………….
Thank you Father, The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said because the tide has turned in your favor, there is no stopping you now.
In Luke 13 v 11-13 the Bible talked about a woman who was bent double and no matter how hard she tried she could not straighten up and when Jesus Christ was going to set her free; Jesus said concerning her that it was Satan who bound her for eighteen years.
For eighteen years she was bent double, there was an invisible rope binding her, forcing her to bend double but when Jesus came on the scene He severed the rope and the woman could straighten up again.
Many a times people go to the hospital; they know they are sick and the doctors will examine them from top to bottom and say there is nothing wrong with you.
At times, it becomes almost an embarrassment as if the sick fellow is pretending, but it is not the fault of the doctors, demons don’t appear on x-ray machine.
You can’t see them because they don’t have flesh and blood.
But I decree that all forces holding you down shall be scattered in Jesus name.
In Matthew 12 v 22 we see a classical example of what a demon can do to someone.
They brought a man to Jesus; who was blind and dumb.
But when they brought him to Jesus Christ, He discovered that this man had a demon, it was the demon in him that was blocking his eyesight and was holding his vocal cord and when He cast out the demons; the Bible says the blind and dumb man both spoke and saw.
As soon as the demon left, healing came.
Whatever is in you that is not planted by God shall go out tonight in Jesus name.
In Mark 5 v 25-34 the Bible talks about the woman with the issue of blood.
It was an evil force that kept the blood flowing. There was a door that was supposed to open the womb of a woman once a month for approximately three days and her menses was supposed to flow, after three days or four, the door is supposed to close back, in the case of this woman the enemies kept the door wide open, and she just kept on bleeding.
The Bible says, she went to doctors, she went to the best in the land and they all failed her, thank God there is a God who will never fail.
And tonight those of you whom the doctors have said there is nothing more we can do; from tonight get ready for your testimonies.
You remember the story of that young man who went to study in America and before he left the family called a get together, celebrated him because their son was going abroad to study.
One of the relatives decided that he will plant something into this boy so that he will be tormented and not be able to succeed.
The boy went and all the years he was in America, there was a fire burning him in his stomach and the doctors examined him from head to toe and found nothing that was absolutely wrong.
So the doctors told him maybe it was a physiological problem.
They gave him all manners of drug, but somehow he managed to finish and came back to Nigeria with a doctorate degree after a lot of suffering.
When he heard that we were holding a program at Ibadan Grammar School and he decided to come, because he heard that there is a God who can set him free.
The devil knew he was coming and did everything to block his way.
He traveled four days before he could arrive, he arrived just as we were about to finish.
I was preaching when suddenly I saw somebody who was shouting in the crowd
it is gone! It is gone!!
When he was giving us the testimony he told us the details.
Whatever is in you and it is not of God before the service ends tonight you will shout it is gone.
The Lord said there is someone here, there is an object crawling over your body, He asked me to rejoice with you because it is gone.
The Lord said there is someone here in particular, He said the noise in your brain is like that of a dog barking, simply hearing the barking of a dog in your brain. The barking has stopped and it will never return.
And then there is the healing that will require a creative miracle.
In John 9 v 1-7 the Bible talks about the man who was born blind; he was born without eyes and the Lord Jesus Christ saw him and the disciple said
“Who sin, that his man was born blind; the man or the parent?”
Jesus Christ said it is not the matter of sin now, but that the glory of God might be made manifest in his life.
Jesus Christ spat on the ground, made some mud into clay and anointed his eye with the mud.
Like I told some of you before that this man was in a hurry to come into the world so he didn’t wait for eyes, so Jesus decided to show the people how we were created initially.
We were created from the mud on the ground so were the eyes were supposed to be what this man didn’t wait for.
God put the mud there and told him to go and wash, he washed and came back seeing.
There are some of you; some parts of your body had been destroyed and there is nothing any human being can do, but tonight the spare parts in heaven required for your total breakthrough shall be released unto you now.
I know some of you will remember the testimony of a Holy Ghost Night we held at the national stadium in Surulere Lagos.
Now there was a man sitting high up in the gallery the word of God came; this man had a problem with one of his kidneys and the doctor had removed it.
Then the second kidneys had begun to give him trouble.
That night God spoke and said “there is a man here one of your kidneys has been removed, the second one is giving you trouble and God said He is giving him two brand new kidneys”.
The man jumps for joy that was Friday/Saturday, the following Monday he went back to the doctor who removed the first kidney.
The doctor said “I can’t believe what I am seeing because I remember your case very, very well!
The day we were removing the first kidney, everything that could go wrong, went wrong; the operation lasted eighteen hours so we can’t forget your case, but now I am not seeing just one kidney I am seeing two and the two are brand new.
I have good news for somebody here tonight; whatever you need from God, whatever the enemies had destroyed in your body, get new ones right now in Jesus name.
That is why my heart leapt for joy when I heard the testimony of my son from Australia who got a brand new liver.
Whatever you need; a new liver, a new kidney, brand new heart, brand new brain, brand new womb, whatever you need that it is necessary receive it now in Jesus name.
Thank you Father, thank you Almighty, The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said what you need most is mercy; he said I will open the river of mercy into your life.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said the holes in your pocket are sealed now.
I was hearing twins, triplets; Daddy says that there is a woman in the crowd believing God intensely for twins and there is another woman very close to her believing God intensely for triplet. Now He asked me to tell both of you; they will arrive early next year.
The Lord asks me to tell you a story, but it is a funny story but it forms the foundation for the next prophecy.
The great days of Mohammed Alli he has the ability to predict when he will knock out an opponent.
So on one occasion he said, I will knock him out in three rounds after some time he changed his mind and said I will knock him out in round two.
Then the day of the competition came and he only succeeded in knocking out the opponent in round five.
So they challenged him; you said round three, you didn’t do it in three, you said round two, you didn’t do it in round two.
You missed it this time.
He said “what is two plus three”?
The Lord asked me to tell someone here get ready for a set of five babies.
There is healing involving restoration, we have cases where the sickness had gone beyond ordinary restoration or creative miracle the fellow had been killed by the sickness.
The fellow is dead.
To heal that fellow you have to first of all brought him back to life and then deal with the sickness that killed him in the first place.
And we have several examples in Mark 5 v 35-42 the Bible tells us the story of the daughter of Jarius, she was dead, Jesus got there and brought her back to life and in the process the original sickness was gone.
In Luke 7 v 11-15 there was the story of the son of the widow of Nain; he has been dead for a while they were on the way to bury him, Jesus came on the scene brought him back to life and took care of the sickness at the same time.
In John 11 v 39-44 there was a case of Lazarus; he has been dead and buried four days. Jesus brought Him back to life and the sickness that killed him was dealt with immediately.
Now there might be some part of your body that are completely dead.
Occasionally, when you go to hospital for treatment, the drug they give to you might even kill some part of your body.
If you ask doctors, they will tell you that when they are doing chemotherapy, the chemotherapy not only destroy cancer cells, it also destroys the healthy cells around the cancer cell that is why when somebody survives cancer, there are some problems that they will have to deal with for the rest of their lives.
But tonight in the name that is above every other name, everything that is dead in your life shall resurrect and your healing shall be made complete in Jesus name.
Some of us will remember the story I think it was one of the Congresses, quiet some years ago now, but on this very Altar, there was a woman; the baby in her womb had been dead for several days, she got to the hospital and the doctor said the baby was even already decaying and they must operate immediately, because otherwise the poison will begin to spread in the body of the mother.
But it was December and the mother said; you want to operate?
No problem, but let me go to Congress and return; if God did not do something about my case then you can do anything you want.
They told her “you are risking your life; the baby is dead, long dead and you might die too”.
She said “well, it’s my life, let me go to the Congress first.
Monday night nothing happened, Tuesday night; nothing happened, Wednesday night; the power of God came down so mightily I couldn’t stand I had to get a chair to sit on.
But as I was going down to the seat, the word of God came.
And said “there is someone here the baby in your womb has been dead for a while, but it is coming back to life”.
And she screamed!
I sat down and I couldn’t even keep siting.
They had to help me back to my office.
Some of you here will remember that night, well the moment God spoke the baby that was dead was bought back to life and by the time she got home, instead of doing an operation to remove a dead baby it was a healthy baby that was given birth to.
Whatever has been dead in your body in the name of my Father in heaven, it will come back to live now in Jesus name.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He asked me to tell you; stop worrying because your joy will soon overflow.
This is a special one, please listen carefully to this one;
The Lord said He is making someone an offer that either He gives you three miracles that you will share with Him 50/50 for each one, or He could give you seven breakthroughs that you will share with Him 70% to Him, 30% to yourself. He asks you to chose. If you have already made your choice, let me hear your amen.
Now comes the question, for whom will the river flow?
This river of healing waters that can bring in regular healing or bring in resurrection or bring in restoration or bring in deliverance, or bring in creative miracles.
For whom will the river flow?
1. The river will flow for someone who is willing to follow Jesus all the way. Mark 10 v 46- 52 what Bartimeus want was a creative miracle. He was born blind, his eye came back and the bible said he followed Jesus in the way. Rivers will flow for someone willing to follow Jesus all the way.
2. Mark 1 v 40-45 the river will flow for someone who will witness for Christ, someone who will not keep his or her mouth shut, it tells the story of the leper who came to Jesus and Jesus cured him. Even though Jesus teased him by saying don’t tell anyone, the man went everywhere telling the story, this man got a restoration, healing and he went telling everybody about what God has done. The river will follow for someone who will be a witness.
3. The river will flow for someone who is ready to serve God, Matthew 8 v 14-15 the bible says the moment Jesus healed Peter’s mother in law of a fever, as soon as she got up, she began to serve Jesus. For whom will the river flow? For someone who is ready to serve Jesus.
The Lord is speaking to someone and said, get ready for the best and the biggest surprise of your life so far.
The Lord said there is someone here he said you are to pay particular attention to the next rainfall because it will be falling specifically for you, it will signify an end to your personal dry season.
4. Mark 5 v 25-34 it is the story of the woman with the issue of blood. The woman pressed through to touch Jesus Christ and she did it by faith. Tonight the river is going to flow for someone who will press through to Jesus in prayer, who will press through to Jesus in faith. Someone who will touch Jesus before this night is out, then suddenly the rivers will flow for the person.
During the solemn assembly with my pastors, we heard the testimony of a man who is an Alhaji not even a Christian.
He had a problem because he discovered that a section of his body was as if it was going to paralyze, he was in a very great pain, and then he heard that we are coming to Abuja for a program; he knew that if he ask the people around to bring him for prayers they are not likely to pay him attention.
So he found out where we are going to be and located himself strategically and he managed to slip through all the bodyguards, grabbed my hand and put it on his head before they could stop him. And he was healed immediately.
And to prove that he was healed, he sent me a gift, a very big gift, I won’t tell you what it is none of your business.
But that man came in faith, he believed that just a touch from God is going to settle his problem.
Tonight someone is going to get a touch from the Almighty.
5. And of course the river will flow for someone who will say bye, bye to a life of sin; because Isaiah 59 v 1-2 says the hand of the Lord is not shortened that it cannot save, neither his hearing heavy that He cannot hear, but your sin/iniquity has separated you and your God that He will not hear.
In other words, the river is about to flow, the only thing that can stand between you and that flow tonight is if you refuse to say bye to a life of sin.
But if you will, totally and genuinely surrender your life to Jesus so that His blood can wash away your sin, nothing can stop you from getting your healings tonight, because the river of living water is already flowing and it is going to flow more before this night is out In Jesus name.
I know some of us have already surrendered our life to Jesus Christ tonight, God sees your step of faith and by the grace of God, your sins are gone.
You are ready for the rivers of the living water to flow.
But there is the possibility that there is somebody who came late, who arrived after that altar call was given, but now you want to surrender your life to Jesus.
You want your sins to be gone so that His healing power can flow through you. If there is any such a person, I want to give you your own opportunity you might be just one fellow or two.
If you are such a fellow before I count ten come and stand before me here so I can pray for your salvation and then the rest of us will join and cry for the rivers to begin to flow….
As you come, begin to cry unto the Almighty God, ask him to forgive you your sin, ask him to wash you clean in His blood tonight, tell Him, Lord I want to say bye, bye to a life of sin, I don’t want to live a sinful life anymore, I want you to save my soul, forgive me all my sin, cleanse me with your powerful blood from the sins of the past and I will serve you for the rest of my life.
Go ahead and talk to Him
The rest of us, please, let’s stretch our hands towards this person, that the Almighty Savior will save their soul, that his blood will wipe away all their sins, that the Almighty God will give them a brand new beginning…
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Savior, I want to bless your holy name, I want to thank you for your word, I want to thank you for these people who have responded to your word, they have come to you now father, please receive them in Jesus name, forgive all their sins in Jesus name, let your blood wash them clean in Jesus name, as you save their soul today please write their name in the book of life.
Please don’t let them go back to a life of sin, for the rest of their lives please let them serve you, when it is time to pray Lord God Almighty, answer them also in Jesus name, thank you Almighty God, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Those of you who have come forward, let me hear you shout hallelujah! I rejoice with you now because every day of my life I will be praying for you and you will be receiving miracle and you will know there is someone, somewhere praying for you, that is why I need your names, your address and your prayer request.
1. Praise the Almighty God; for even the prophecy that have gone forth into your life, because there shall be a performance of His word.
2. Father, anything that can stand between me and my breakthrough tonight, please remove with your blood
3. Father, let your healing waters flow into my body, soul and spirit tonight.
4. Father, please let your living water flow to all who are precious to me; whether here, at home or abroad.
5. Father, let your healing water flow into my finances tonight
6. Father, please every plant you did not plant in my life, in my home, in my place of work; flush it out tonight.
7. Father, the time has come; please let my testimony be complete this month.
8. Personal request.
Join your hands to your neighbor…
1. Father, I agree with my neighbor, his suffering must end tonight….in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
2. Father in the name of Jesus, I agree with my neighbor every enemy in the home of this child of God, get out now… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed
3. Father in the name of Jesus, I command that the devil will not come near the home of this my neighbor…… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed
Remember the law of harvest what you sow is what you reap, what you are showing to your neighbor is what God will multiply back to you.
4. Father, tonight I command total victory for my neighbor….… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed
5. Father, next time I see this, your child, let it be at a much higher level….…
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed
6. Father, every prayer of the general overseer, answer by fire… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The Lord will answer your prayers his healing water will flow into your life, it will flow into your homes, your sufferings will end tonight, your victory will absolutely, every enemy in your home shall be uprooted tonight, those who will not allow you to reach your goal they will not see the end of this month, the enemies will not come near your home again, the next time I see you, you will be at a higher level.
So shall it be in Jesus mighty name we prayed.
Amen. If you receive that shout halleluiah!
Pastor E. A. Adeboye