ARRESTING THE ARRESTERS 5th of February, 2016

FEBRUARY HOLY GHOST SERVICE

THEME: ARRESTING THE ARRESTERS

5TH FEBRUARY, 2016.

BY: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE.

Let us lift our hands to the Most High God and bless His holy name.

Let us worship the King of kings; worship the Lord of lords; bless the Ancient of days.

Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration.

Bless His holy name; bless His holy name.

He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, He is worthy to be magnified.

He is great; He is wonderful; there is no one like Him. Bless His holy name; bless His holy name.

Thank You my Lord, we blessed Your holy name; we worship You.

We give You glory; we give You honour; we give You adoration.

We bless Your Holy name. We bless Your holy name.

Thank You Jesus; Thank You King of kings; Thank You Lord of lords; Thank You Ancient of days; we bless Your holy name; we bless You holy name.

Thank You Lord; thank You my Lord

Thank my Saviour; thank You Ancient of days; thank You Lord of host, Lord strong and mighty, mighty in battle,  King of glory Himself we worship You, we adore You.

We give You all glory, we give You all honour, we give You all adoration

Blessed be Your name forever and ever

Blessed be Your name forever and ever.

Thank You Daddy

Thank You; thank You; thank You Lord

Glory be to Your holy name Father.

Thank You Lord.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Please lift your voices to Him and say: Father, the way You killed Ebola, kill Laser fever.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Just kill it; kill it tonight Lord. Kill Laser fever Lord right now - Just the way You kill Ebola, kill Laser fever tonight Lord – completely. Just kill this demon, kill it once and for all; never to resurface. Kill Laser fever tonight Lord. O yes Lord! Kill it. Thank You Father

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And then, you are going to pray a prayer for yourself and say: Father, whatever will not allow me to pray tonight, destroy it right away.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Anything that will shut my mouth; anything that will not allow me to pray tonight, destroy it straight away, destroy it right away Lord; I have not come to joke tonight Lord, I have come to pray – whatever will not allow me to pray, destroy it right away Lord; destroy straight away. Thank You Father. Thank You Jesus

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

Jehovah, the Man of war

Your mercy endureth

Forever and ever

O praise His holy name.

(Amen)

 

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

Jehovah, the Man of war

Your mercy endureth

Forever and ever

O praise His holy name.

(Amen)

 

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

Jehovah, the Man of war

Your mercy endureth

Forever and ever

O praise His holy name.

(Amen)

King of glory; the Lord; the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle; the Lord of host; the One who never lost a war, glory be to Your holy name – accept our worship in Jesus’ name.

Thank You for all You have done for us since the beginning of the year; thank You for what You will for the rest of the year – please accept our worship in Jesus’ name.

Tonight, my Father and my God, Your children are here, we are here for total victory – give us absolute victory in Jesus’ name.

Your children all over the world, who because of distance cannot come; wherever they may be in Australia, Papua New Guinea, in America, all over the world Father – as they are listening now, give them their victory in Jesus’ name.

Before the rises tomorrow, let everyone of us sing the song of victory. Thank You Almighty God

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let someone shout a big hallelujah.

And shake hands with two or three people and say God will arise for you tonight; and then you may please be seated.

Let us give the Lord a big round over plause.

How many of you want to excel?

You want to be the very very best?

Well! Shout an excellent hallelujah.

Almost thirty years ago, I was in London preparing the Sunday school booklet for the nation. And suddenly I heard my Father in heaven speak and He said son, what would you want for your birthday…, I wasn’t sure God will be interested in birthday, particularly my own.

Lord! If that is You, please could You please repeat the question.

He said, is Me. I said what do You want for your birthday?

I said, what I want Lord is that every member of my congregation will receive a miracle.

He said, is that all?

I said that is all.

He said okay, when you get home, call them together, and I will give them what they want – that was the beginning of Holy Ghost service.

Next month will be exactly thirty years that the Holy Ghost service started.

It is not a program that a man just decided to do – I didn’t dream it, I didn’t plan for it; it is a program born from the heart of God Himself. That is while it has survived thirty years; that is while it is growing stronger year by year.

So, next month by the grace of God, we will have the thirtieth anniversary of the Holy Ghost service from March 3 to March 5 and the Theme this year will be “Winning Side”.  

So, if I were you, I will tell all my friends, all my colleagues; even all my enemies, because if they come next month they will become friends.

I have a strong feeling that God will repeat what He did the first ever that will held the Holy Ghost service – give everybody a miracle.

In 2Kings chapter 13 verse 14 to 19, an incident happened…, this is just introduction, we are yet to get to the real something. … a king came to Elisha, when Elisha was dying and by then Elisha was (according to Bible scholars) a Hundred and Twenty Years Old, and the king said what I am I going to do?

You are my father, you are the one who have been looking after this nation; now, you are about to die; what do I do?

Elisha said, well! Take your bow and arrow.

The King took it.

Elisha laid his hand on the hand of the king, and he asked him to shoot through the open window.

He shot and Elisha prophesied and said that is the arrow of deliverance.

Then he asked him to take the arrow and smite the ground, and he smote the ground three times and stopped, and Elisha was angry – he said who asked you to stop?

He said, you should have kept going till I asked you to stop; then your victory will have been total.

He said, now, because you stopped after three strikes, you will have only three victories.

I would have thought that the king would say, haa! I am sorry; I am sorry my father; I am sorry daddy, please, let me continue to strike. But he stroke three times and stopped.

Tonight, I am going to ask you to pray.

 If you like pray three times and stop because I sent a warning yesterday to those of you who came to the Holy Communion service – if you are not ready to pray, don’t come today.

It is not too late to go now because tonight we are going to pray.

What are we going to do tonight?

I can’t even hear you

Hmmhmm…Good!

We want to talk about: Arresting the Arresters.

Our text is taking from 2Kings chapter 6 from verse 13 to 20.

And while you are opening your Bibles, I want to thank God for my son who spoke before me because he had laid a good foundation.

I think we should give the Lord a round-over plause for him.

2Kings chapter 6 from verse 13 to 20 – the story actually began from verse 8.

A king wanted to fight against the king of Israel and then while he was planning, is plan was being leaked to the man of God who leaked the information to his king.

So, the ambush of the enemies failed.

So, the enemy was upset and he called the council meeting.

He said, who is the spy here telling the king of Israel all that was happening?

And one of the servant said, no no no, there is no spy here – there is a prophet in Israel, everything you are discussing in your bedroom is hearing,

So, we pick up the story from there – from verse 13.

13. And he said, go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, behold, he is in Dothan.

14. Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, compassed the city about

(I like this king, he has respect for the man of God. he want to arrest only man, he sent a whole army. I like that.)

15. And when the servants of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horsed and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! How shall we do?

16. And he answered, fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

17. And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

18. And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

And God is going to smite some enemies with blindness tonight.

19. And Elisha said unto them, this is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. But he led them to Samaria.

20. And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, they may see. And the LORD opened their eyes, and they saw; and behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.

They came to arrest Elisha, but Elisha arrested them.

Tonight, all your arresters shall be arrested.

God has purpose for your life.

God never send anybody into the world without a purpose.

Jeremiah chapter 1 verses 4 and 5. The Bible says, before I formed thee, I knew thee; while you are still in your mother’s womb, I have already ordained you to be a prophet.

You didn’t come into this world by accident – God said, before your father met your mother, I have concluded my plan concerning you.

Even when you are already in the womb, He said, I have settled the matter.

Now, the purpose He has for you is a good one – according to Jeremiah 29 verse 11, He said, I know the thought I think towards you: thought of good and not of evil, to have an expected end.

He said, no no no, there is nothing bad in your destiny.

When I created you, I created you for a purpose; I wanted you to become somebody; I want you to succeed - I have a good plan for your life.

Paul said in Galatians chapter 1 verse 15 to 16; he said God had separated me unto Himself from my mother’s womb.

The reason you are not born a still birth; the reason your mother did not abort your pregnancy is because God has a purpose for your life and it is good purpose.

The fact that you are still alive today is a guarantee that God has a good purpose for your life – that is while you are not dead yet; enemy could have killed you when you are an infant, but God kept you alive because He has a great purpose for your life.

If you believe that let me here you say amen.

Some people reach the goal but God ask for them like in 2Timothy chapter 4 verse 6 to 8.

Paul reached his goal before he died: He said, hey! I have made it.

And in the name of the One who called me, I prophesy to someone here today, you will make it.

Unfortunately however, some people never made it. I mean for example: consider Cain.

Cain was the first born in the whole world but he ended up becoming a vagabond (according to 4 verse 9 to 12) – he ended up a vagabond (a wanderer); he was the first born of the whole world.

And the goal of the Arresters is to prevent you from reaching the goal that God has set for you.

They primary assignment of the Arrester is to make sure you don’t become what God want you to become; and the Arrester will try various means see if they could prevent you from reaching your goal.

David had no problem until the day he was anointed to be king.

The moment he was anointed to be king in 1Samuel chapter 16 verse 11 to 13 trouble began.

According to 1Samuel chapter 17 verse 34 to 37, it was a lion that came first; and if you read the story well, the lion pretended that it was interested in one of the lamb; but as soon as David took the lamb from him, he said, I am not after the lamb, I am actually after you.

He took one lamb from him; he could have taken another one – there were many of them; but he left the lamb alone and say, I know you will defend the lamb.

When the lion fail, a bear came. When the bear failed, Goliath came.

When you get home read 1Samuel 17 very very closely and the listen to what Goliath said.

He said to the Army of Israel, let one man to come and fight me. He knew he will defeat anybody – just sent one man to come and fight me. If he defeats me, the nation of Philistine becomes your nation – you will take us over. If I defeats him, the nation of Israel will become our own.

The devil knew who was to be the king. Goliath wanted to make sure he will take over that kingdom before David will become king; but thank God, Goliath failed.

Tonight, in the Name that is above every other name, your arrester will fail.

Why?

Because, God can always be a step ahead of the enemy

1Peter chapter 5 verse 8 says, your adversary, the devil, like a roaring lion is constantly walking about seeking for whom he may devour, because, he is constantly walking about looking for the next victim.

But 2Chronicle chapter 16 verse 9 says, the eyes of the Lord run to and fro.

The enemy is walking; the eye of God is running – so somebody will arise first?

Before the enemy can get to you, the Almighty God will arrive first.

Now, Arresters can be two basic categories: External Arresters and Internal Arresters.

External Arresters can then be sub-divided into two groups: Physical and Spiritual.

I will deal with External Arresters first before we come to the Internal Arresters because God will deal with all of them tonight.

The first categories of external arresters that we want to look at would be the Arresters that run in the generation: hereditary - before you are born, they are already waiting for you to come.

In 2King chapter 2 verse 19 to 22 – the men of Jericho came to Elisha and said sir we have very beautiful city but we have problems:  we have barrenness; we have pre-mature death because our water is bitter.

Everybody in Jericho was born into a city that was under a curse. A curse had been pronounced on Jericho since the day of Joshua (Joshua chapter 6 verse 26).

Joshua pronounced a curse in Jericho and all those who were born after that was living under a curse.

Some people come from family that when you marry into that family, you marry into a curse.

I mean in some family for example: when a woman give birth to a child, if it is a girl, the mother must not taste salt or oil for seven days or else the girl will die.

If it is a boy, the mother must not taste salt for nine days or else the boy will die and not a joking matter.

And you ask why?

Then said, because long ago, somebody in the generation, he ill-treated a slave and the slave pronounced the curse on the family and people born years later kept on suffering under the curse.

I know, because I was born into such a family, until Jesus saved my soul; after that the curse was broken.

Every curse in your family shall be broken tonight.

And then we see a classical example in the Bible, how God dealt with arresters coming from your root.

In Exodus chapter 14 from verse 1 to 28; my wife who led prayer for Nigeria had already refer to it.

The children of Israel thought they were free at last but they were by the red sea; then, they looked back… what did they see?

They saw the army that had kept their generations upon generations in bondage for more than four hundred years coming after them again to take them right back into bondage.

But then, God moved and drowned them all.

He drowned them all because the Bible says; the wind and the sea obey Him.

He told the sea to part in two so that the enemies coming from generations passed and walked into the river or walk into the middle of the sea can be drowned.

I will tell you a story and you will be ready to pray your prayer number one. You have had it before for at least some of you.

Two people fought – two fathers fought in a village somewhere in Ondo state.

One of the two fathers fighting; one said to the other, by the time I am finished with you, nobody will remember you came to the world.

The other one thought it was the joke of an angry man; but fifteen days later, he discovered it wasn’t a joke, because he died.

His children came home to bury their father; among the children was the first born who had just returned from Germany, he came home with a brand new car.

After the burial of their father, on his way back to his place of work, he had an accident and died.

They brought his died body back home; the mother saw the greatest joy of her life dead; she collapse and died.

The other children came, bury their mother; bury their brother. On their way back, the next to the boy who died had and accident and died.

And it went on and on until they remain only one boy in the family; and the only one boy happens to be a student of medicine at Ibadan.

He went home after doing the final burial of his last fellow and the man who cursed his father saw him and said haha there is still one of you! He said okay!

Before I killed this one I will touch him a little.

The boy return to Ibadan just went crazy – began to tier his books, tier his cloths; gathered them together and set them on fire.

The picked him up and took him to Aro, they loaded him with drugs.

When they thought he was better, he came back. And because he had burnt everything he had, he went home to collect money from his Papa Cocoa Plantation, that man saw him.

Haa! You are not already working naked in the street!

Okay!

They boy came back to the University; again, every books he bought, the dress he bought, tour them and burnt them. They took him back to Aro.

And he kept going to and fro, to and fro; until finally someone said, this is not a medical case and they brought him to Redemption Camp.

When he came here, he had not slept for fourteen days; his eyes were red.

Anyway, to cut the long story short, we prayed, my Father took over; when he became normal, we told him don’t go home yet, finished your studies, the Almighty God will be responsible.

I still remember the day like yesterday when he graduated as a medical doctor.

When he came to my office in Ebute-Metta, he was crying.

The Almighty God intervened and dealt with that arrester from His root.

Stand on your feet.

Lift your voice to the Almighty and say: Father, every arrester in my foundation, arrest it right now.

Open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God. Arrest every arrester in my foundation. Arrest every arresters in my foundation Lord. Drown every arrester in my foundation – drown them, drown them. (Speaking in the Spirit). Every arrester in my roots arrest them tonight, arrest them tonight, arrest them tonight. Every arrester in my roots, God arrest tonight; arrest tonight; thank You Father. O Yes arrest every arrester in my root.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

You may please be seated.

Thank you.

You have started very well; I pray you will continue well.

Second categories of arresters are those who are just envious of your achievement.

In Numbers 16 verse 1 to 33. Moses was minding his own business.

He was just doing what God called him to do; he wasn’t fighting anybody; he was just doing his business.

All of a sudden, some people ganged up against him – Kohath, Dathan and Abiram; and before your knew they began to assembly some people, and they said, let us challenge him – are you the only one who can hear from God; we too can hear from God.

Who said you should become our leader anyway? What is going on?

Moses said, I was minding business as a shepherd and when God interrupted me and asked me to come and do this; I didn’t plan for it.

We don’t want to hear.

Okay! Let us talk to the One who gave me the assignment and the Almighty God spoke to Moses and said, don’t worry, I know what I will do - I will bury them alive.

You see, many at times we tends to forget that the Bible say that the earth is the Lord and the fullness thereof (Psalm 24 verse 1)

Many at times we tend to forget that the earth trembles in the presence of the Almighty God (Psalm 114 verse 7).

Many at times we tend to forget that the Bible says, when God looks at the earth, the earth trembles. All He has to do is just to look, and when He touches the hills, they begin to smoke (Psalm 104 verses 32).

So, those in your place of work that you have not offended, that you are just minding your own business, but they are ganging up against you, I have news for them tonight – they will hear from my God.

That is while you must never take part in a revolt or a gang up against somebody who is just minding his own business.

I will just give one little example, there so many.

My father-in-Lord told me the story.

He started a church, a branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Oshogbo several years ago; and the church began to do well.

And of a sudden, the Pastor there said the church is no longer part of Redeem to him.

And my father went to see him and said, haa! Son, we started this church in the name of Redeemed Christian Church of God?

He said, haha, everybody here, they are my converts.

Papa said, but, you are not the Saviour; you may have preached to them but God is the One who saved their souls.

He said, I don’t want to hear; get out of here if you don’t want trouble.

Papa say, please o, don’t quarrel; shall we pray so that I can go.

Some people say, why am I so gentle?

Is because I know who my God is.

While they were praying, a wind blew as if it was going to rain but there was no cloud, there was nothing – Papa came outside and saw nothing and left.

By the following morning, that man was cover from head to toe with leprosy.

Stand on your feet.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, every arrester of my achievements, bury them alive.

Open your mouth. Every arrester of my achievements, everyone who is against me because of what God has done for me, if they don’t repent, Father, bury them alive, bury them alive. (Speaking in the Spirit). Thank You; thank You Jesus. (speaking in the Spirit) thank You Daddy. Yes Lord! Yes Lord! Thank You Jesus. Bury them alive Lord, every arrester of my achievement; every enemy of my achievement, bury alive Lord, bury alive, bury alive. Thank You Daddy.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

The third categories of arresters are the enemies of progress.

They are not worry as long as you do not make progress; if you just remain on one sport forever – no problem.

But when you get to Joshua chapter 10 from verse 1 to 11; you would found an interesting story there.

Five kings ganged up together against Joshua.

Why?

They said this young man is making too rapid a progress, let us stop him.

And am sure many of you will know what I am talking about.

You have no enemies as long as you go to them to beg for food;

As long as you wear hand-me-downs – you will come to them, they will give you the dress they have worn so much that it is already faded – that is fine.

And all of a sudden, haha! You began to break forth; haa! they said, let us arrest him.

Five kings! Gathered against one boy and they said, look at the way he is going; but I thank God, my God decided to bomb them.

He just sends down heavy stones from heaven – my God is the original Bomber.

And He is going to do some bombing here tonight.

And I think any witch or wizard that may be present; you should begin to get nervous, because from tonight you won’t fly again.

Isaiah 66 verse 1 says, heaven is the throne of God, the earth is his foot stool.

You know some years ago, in the first auditorium, we are having convention and then we are very few in those days – the convention, usually the Friday night ends around midnight.

I have already prayed for everybody - the sick, the barren, etcetera.

Finally, I wanted to pray for the Pastors, so I said all ministers come forward.

And suddenly I heard a communication; a witch on my right was talking to a witch on my left, saying it is time for us to intervene.

How many of you remember the day?

Okay. The old ones will do.

The younger ones were not around then.

And I heard, the men of God are coming forward, the witches said, it is time for them to intervene.

So, I have to say, minister of God wait wait wait; and I said to the witches, if you don’t want to be bury within seven days come out.

I told everybody to close their eyes; but I remember one who said I am sorry daddy, I didn’t close my own.

I just heard one of them speaking.

When I say witches will no longer be able to fly, he said let us wait and see.

I decree in the Name of the One who called me, every witch here tonight that will not repent, the ground will swallow him or her.

So, the Bible says, heaven is the throne of God, the earth is his foot stool, that means everything between heaven and earth is under the control of God.

As a matter of fact the Bible says, in Ephesians 1 verse 18 to 23, says Jesus Christ is seated with the Father in heaven, far above principalities and powers.

Don’t let anybody frighten you, God is above every enemy you may have.

And in any case the Bible says, at the name of Jesus every knee must bow.

Some of the old ones will remember this testimony.

We had a Holy Ghost congress as Christ Redeemer’s congress we used to call it then.

At Ibadan grammar school several years ago, and there was this young man – a lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University, who came to the congress on the last day.

Years before, he wanted to travel to America and then his parent decided to hold a party to send him off…, if I can remember correctly, he came from somewhere in Ondo state.

…and then, one of the people who was guest at that sendoff party said, the son of so and so is going Abroad! By the time he returns, he will become bigger than me and his father now will begin to ride a car.

So, let us give him something to take along.

So, he put a charm on him.

The young man arrived in America and from the moment he arrived, fire began to burn inside the stomach; there were the best of Doctors, they examined him from head to toe, they said nothing wrong with you.

He said, haa! He said, the fire is burning; he said, he could hold it.

We have checked everything; there is nothing wrong with you; he said, haha!

I decree tonight, every sickness that the Doctors say they don’t know the cause, shall be heal tonight.

Anyway he suffered throughout his stay in America; manage to get his P.hD; came back to Nigeria, became a lecture at the University – Ahmadu Bello University; but the pain continues – the fire continued.

And then, he heard that miracles always happen at the congress; so, he decided to come to Ibadan, and the devil put all manners of obstacles in his way.

The congress started on Wednesday, he left on Friday, he couldn’t arrive until Monday just as we are about to finished. And I remember I was preaching and he was in the crowd; suddenly I heard somebody shouting - it is gone; it is gone.

After I finished preaching, what is it that is gone? Then, he told the story

Every plan that God did not plant in your body shall be uprooted tonight.

But before you pray, I will tell one another story which some of the elders here know.

These are true stories; I am not making them up.

Am man came to church with his wife.

He said, I don’t know what is happening, he said the moment I began to make progress problems came.

He gave his life to Jesus, and we began to pray for him.

And all of a sudden we couldn’t see his wife – son, what is happening; your wife is not coming?

And so, we decided to do a follow up: sister, why are we not seeing you in church?

She said, since I started coming to your church, I could not no longer fly.

Stand on your feet.

….burn them; burn them; don’t let the witches be able to fly again; burn them, burn them; burn them Lord, every one of them burn them; burn them, burn them, burn them; o yes Lord, burn them, every enemy of our progress, every one of them – known and unknown, if they don’t repent burn them Lord; burn them, every one of them Lord, burn them. Thank You Jesus; thank You Jesus; burn them. Burn every one of them; don’t let any witch here be able to fly again, never again, burn them. (speaking in the Spirit) thank You Jesus. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

The next categories of external enemy that would want to arrest you are what the Bible calls ‘family foes’.

Mathew chapter 10 verse 36. Jesus Christ Himself said it – the Truth; the One who is the Truth said, a man’s foes would be men of his own household.

That is one of the worst forms of arresters.

The people you are living with; sleeping with, eating with – they know your plans because you think they her members of your family; you think they wish you well.

There several funny situations case that came to my mind; quickly was the case of a young man that escape assassination, and somehow he was able to grab one of the assassins and that one said, is your brother, your elder brother who send us.

So, he came to the elder brother… why? Because I am the one feeding you, supply all your needs – he said that was why.

I am your elder brother; I am supposed to be feeding you.

So, that is why you want kill me!

Is nothing new! It has been there since Genesis.

The Almighty God told Joseph glimpse of what he will becomes.

In Genesis 37 verse 17 to 28. His brother said, behold the dreamer cometh, let us kill him and see what will become of his dreams.

His brothers! Children of the same father; finally they sold him to slavery.

They said, that is good; but glory be to God.

The same brother still came to bow down to him.

Every household enemy of any of you here will come and bow down before you.

In 1Samuel 17 verse 22 to 29; when David came to the battle front and saw Goliath threatening everybody, and he said who is this giant? What is the reward of killing him?

And they were telling him anybody who can kill him become the in-law of the king.

His brother, Eliah, heard and said, what are you doing here? You are supposed to be in the bush looking after sheep and goat – the brother had been jealous from the day they anointed him king.

But, by the time you read 1Samuel 22 verses 1 and 2, this same brother and all the others came under David and he became captain over them.

I am going to ask you to pray about these family foes; some of us may think what kind of prayers are you asking us to pray tonight.

So, I will tell you a story while you must pray this prayer with all your heart – true story.

When I was in the primary school, there was a girl in my village, she was the fastest thing you ever saw - I mean she could run.

She was the fastest in what we used to call Oyo province.

The old people will remember those days.

We had: western region; eastern region, northern region and then we had Oyo province and other provinces.

And she qualified to go and run in the western region.

And all of a sudden she died.

Haha! No sickness; nothing – she just died.

Not too long after that his father at the point of death began to confess to all the evils that he had done.

And every witch that may be here, before you die, you will confess.

I warned you that tonight will be hurt.

He said, he was the one who killed the daughter; and when people said, why?

He said he was becoming too popular.

Stand on your feet.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, every arrester within my family, before they destroy me, destroy them.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Every arrester within my family, before they could destroy me, finished them off. Every arrester within the family; every wolf, behaving as if he is a sheep, haha Father, before they destroy me, help me now O Lord, before they destroy me, destroy them, unless they repent first. If they repent first, well! There will be no problem. But, if they determined to destroy me, destroy them. Over to You Lord, just have Your way Lord, have Your way. Thank You Father. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So, shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

And just in case you think I am being too tough!

I am sure, some of you heard the testimony of a brother who was always having good assessment and all of a sudden they sacked him and one day.

He came to the Holy Ghost service, when we are still in the first auditorium; the word of God came and says ‘there is someone here, that someone close to you is going to die within a week that you should not be sad, because he is the one behind your problem’.

The following week, his father died.

The moment his father died, they recalled him in his place of work and give him double promotion.

Every person in your families standing against your progress, if they don’t repent, my Father will deal with them

And then, the fifth category will be forces that are against you simply because of your closeness with God.

The reason they hate you is because you love Jesus; because you are serving God, you are communicating with God – they don’t like it.

They don’t like your prayers and in case you think I am joking, they are several people who could tell you that no no no that is true.

I have seen a wife who said to the husband that your prayers are too many; why are you praying so much?

But in 2Kings chapter 1 verse 9 to 12; we have a case there – of Elijah, seating on the mountain top, just communicating with God. He was not quarrelling with anybody.

But then a King sent fifty soldiers and a captain to go and arrest him.

And I like Elijah, he just roasted them; and the king sent another fifth soldier with their captain, and he roasted them again.

You see, the problem with many of us is that we have this tendency of thinking that Jesus Christ is only the Lamb of God.

Yes! He is the Lamb, but He is also the Lion.

God is Love but God is also the consuming fire.

Somebody say, if you are all sugar, people who will use you to drink tea…, if you don’t know once in a while to be the son of the Lion; these people will just be working over you, stamping over you.

In the Name that is above every other name, every arrester will be arrested tonight.

How come Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego got into trouble, is because they said we will no longer bow down to idols – we will not bow down to idols, we will serve the living God; that was why they got into trouble; That was why they got thrown into the fire.

But thank God the fourth man was there, and those who threw them into the fire who died, not they.

How come Daniel got into trouble, in Daniel chapter 6, it is because he will not compromise.

They others said we cannot find anything against him – he won’t take bribe, he won’t bend; but, the only way we can get him is if we ask him not to pray.

When praying becomes an offence, God has to arise.

I don’t know which of the stories to tell you?

May be I should tell you this one that many of the elders will remember.

One my sons went to do Youth Service in a College in Benin, a girl school somewhere.

And the vice- principal there at that time was completely against Christ – really hated Christ.

So, he made a rule, “nobody must call the name of Jesus Christ in that College”.

He was the vice-principal.

In the main time, my son had converted some girls; even the Principal was afraid of this one because they know he was seriously occultic.

So, the girls decided that we already know Jesus; we cannot do but pray and talk to Him.

And then, they began to meet in secret.

When it is dark, they will go and seat in the middle of the football field and begin to pray.

One day, the vice-principal saw them and said, haha! When I said nobody should mention the name of Jesus Christ in this College, you girls you are here!

So, he wrote down their names; he said, by tomorrow, you will be expelled.

The poor girls ran to their youth corper teacher and told him what happen.

The Youth corper said God, what have I done?

He lifted up his eyes to God, and said, please God, if anybody is going to suffer, let it be me; don’t let it be these innocent girls; intervene!

In the main time the VP had got home, the Vice-principal, has gone home to his wife that early tomorrow I am going to expel some girls because they were calling the name of Jesus.

So, it was 8:00am the following morning; and the wife saw that he was not ready to go for assembly where he will do the expulsion.

She went to the door of the bedroom and knocked – Papa Born-boy, Papa Born-boy, Papa Born-boy…

When she opened the door, Papa Born-boy was dead.

Stand on your feet.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: every force trying to interfere between you and I, Almighty God, roast them, roast them.

Send down Your fire O Lord. Every force trying to interfere in the relationship between me and You Lord, roast them, roast them. Almighty God, every force trying to interfere in the relationship between me and You O God, roast them, roast them. Send down the fire and roast them. Thank You Father. Every force that won’t let me pray; every force that won’t let me worship You; every force that won’t let me serve You; every force against me because I am close to You, Father, roast them, roast them Lord, roast them. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

You may please be seated.

Are you tired?

Because we are not half way yet

O! thank You Daddy.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said in less than 24hours, you will shout the siege is over.

Hallelujah

Daddy says, there is someone here, He said, you have defeated them before, but now, they seem to be regrouping, He said you will defeat them again.

O! Thank You Father.

The said there is someone here tonight, He said I will do a new thing, He said because some of your former enemies will begin to defend you.

Okay! Now!

External enemies are easy to deal with.

The real problems are the internal ones; and I will just touch a-few of them.

Arrester number one among the internal ones is your appetite – appetite for food.

I told those who came for the Holy Communion service yesterday – I said, a meal can arrest a destiny.

And I gave you the example that in Genesis 25 verse 29 to 34: Esau ate one meal – one meal, one potage(a plate of potage), and from that day onward he sold his birth right and his destiny was arrested.

So that when the time came, when he should have been blessed, when the day of his breakthrough came…, in Genesis 27 verse 30 to 37, …somebody else got the blessing;

So that, even when he cried to his father, when he wept bitterly and say Papa, won’t you have at least one blessing left!

The father, said, haa! I have already made him your lord – he said you will serve him.

1Corinthians 6 verse 13, the Bible says, meat for the belly; belly for meat, both of them shall be destroyed.

There are some of you; your stomach is the problem.

The time when you are supposed to be fasting, you want to eat – food food food.

There are some of us here who have not fasted a single day since we all began.

Philippians chapter 3 verse 19 says, if your belly is your God, then your end will be destruction.

In 2Corinthians chapter 11 verse 27, Paul said, I fast often; I fast often.

I know some of you already complaining- ‘well! We don’t know what is wrong with daddy now; every year – fast, fast;

We fasted the hundred days, he said that is not enough; add forty to recharge your battery; this year now, he said fifty; only God knows how many days he will say next year…’

You wait and see. (laughing)

I am going to be Seventy-Four in less than a month, I am still fasting; so, what is your excuse?

If I ask you to fast and I am eating, eneh, you can complain.

I told that those who are seventy and above are exempted but the exemption did not include me.

I will tell you two stories. I will tell you two stories.

Both of them had to do with me.

 I went home on holidays and we prepared meal: pounded yam…, which am sure you know it is my favorite food; … with bush meat, with serious combined okro soup… {(laughing), I can see some of you, you are seriously smelling the food}

As I was about to eat the food, I heard God clearly saying ‘son, don’t eat’.

Haahaa! I said, Daddy, I am on holidays; and I know who prepare this food, there is no poison in it or no danger.

At least a man must relax ones in a while; abi?

I want to eat again and I heard him says ‘son, don’t eat’.

The temptation was too much – I ate.

Just as I finished eating, information came that my elder sister had been knocked down by small-pulse, and they have sent for me to come and pray.

Laughing

You want to face small-pulse with a belly full of pounded yam.

When I got to her and I saw how she was covered from head to toe with small pulse I realize while God said, don’t eat.

I ran to the back of the house, and put my hand in my throat, (laugh) brought out the food by force; then, I went and confronted small-pulse.

I thank that by the second day, my sister was completely well again.

That is one story.

We are going to pray in a moment.

I remember that one just before I came in here and I said I need to tell this for the sake of the young ones.

I had done something good for a member of the family and she decided to come and say thank you and she prepared asaro (potage).

I mean, the thing was yellow; you could smell the…, oh! I was very young then, I was just in the secondary school; and my mother had told me, never eat out when I am not there.

So, she brought the food and thank God I took it from her and she said go ahead, eat.

I said, I will, I will, very very soon!

My mother came, I didn’t touch the food.

So, I showed it to her; my mother put her two hands on her head…

Who brought this?

I said so so and so.

She said, O God! O God! the only son I have

I said what is the problem?

She said, hey! you have eaten part of it?

I say no oooh

You told me never to eat – I didn’t eat anything.

Throughout that night…, because I was sleeping in the same room with my mother; …she will wake me up – are you alright.

I will say I am alright.

No stomach problem…?

I will say no.

You mean you didn’t eat that?

I said I didn’t eat.

By the following morning, that thing that was yellow and…, had become black.

My mother said come and see what I am talking to you about.

She took a little bit threw it to a dog, the dog ran.

Stand on your feet.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, don’t let my belly destroy me.

Open your mouth and pray. Don’t let my appetite for food destroy me. Don’t let my belly destroy me. Open your mouth and pray. Open your mouth and pray. Don’t let my belly destroy me. Don’t let my belly destroy me. Please Lord, I beg You tonight, don’t let my belly destroy me. Don’t let my belly destroy me. Don’t let my belly destroy me. Don’t let my belly destroy me, I beg You Lord God Almighty, don’t let my belly destroy me. Please Daddy, don’t let my belly destroy me. Thank You Father. Don’t let my belly destroy me. Please Lord, don’t let my belly destroy me. Don’t let my belly destroy me. Don’t let me eat poison, have mercy on me, have mercy on me.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

We are praying strongly when we are dealing with external enemies, you better pray even more strongly when we are dealing with the internal ones, because the external ones are gone now.

We need to deal with the internal ones because those are the ones you carry about.

The second arrester that is internal is lust of the flesh – the lust of the flesh; particularly the hunger for unholy sex.

In Genesis 35 verse 22, the Bible talked about Reuben, the first born of Jacob.

The Bible said this young man saw the young wife of his father and went into her.

The father heard and kept quiet.

In fact, if you read the story you will be amazed (that verse 22). 

It said, this young man went in unto his father’s young wife, and the father heard it – full stop

And it just continued the story.

The father pretended as if he did not hear anything; as if he did not know anything, he just kept quiet.

He waited until the day of his death, when there is no room for maneuver.

He gather all his children together and started with this first born

Genesis 49 from verse 1 to 4. He said Reuben, you are first born, you are supposed to be the best of all I have; he said, but you will not excel.

He finished cursing him and died so that there will be no room for repentance.

Lust of the flesh

Judges 16 verse 1 to 31 is another example.

It tells you the story of Samson – powerful man of God; highly anointed; and I have several people says, so called men of God, they say your own is too much, after all we commit adultery and the ministry is still growing.

I said okay Sir.

One day will be one day.

I have heard one who even said to me, Jesus Christ said, if your brother offences you seventy times seven times is a day, you should forgive him.

I said yes, He said so.

He said, He should forgive me then, If I commit adultery just about seven times is in a week.

I told him, sir, you will split hell while going to…

He said eeen, seat down there.

Listen to me and listen to me very well – those of you who think adultery and fornication is something to joke with…!

One of the greatest arrester of destiny is immorality

Samson was a mighty man of God, highly anointed, went into the house of harlot; the enemies heard they surrounded him.

He slept till midnight, then he got up and said ehen, let me see any of you who can come against me.

The enemy went into hiding; the gate of the city had been shut against him.

He got there, shook the gate open, carry it to the top of a mountain, and said, you will suffer before you will bring your gate back - Mighty man of God

But it was a woman that got him; when finally the Day of Judgment came.

A mighty man of God became a prisoner in the dungeon of the enemy.

The one, when he arose the enemies will flew; became somebody who was dancing in the prison of the enemy.

I will tell you a story.

When I was much younger, there was a young man in my village, we are the same age; we are not even sure who is older than whom and I am talking of 1956, so, you will know how long ago.

I am talking of a time when in my village, only one man had a car and he did not live in the town; he will come once in a while.

So, the rich people, (people you could call rich), are those who have bicycles; and in those days there were two popular brands of bicycles: one is called Roish, the other is called Rally.

Rally was like Mercedez x-class in my village then.

This boy as young as he was, everything he touch prospered. He had a brand new Rally bicycle.

And there was this elderly man in the village who had a very young wife, the girl was far from him in age – I think they marry because of family arrangements.

And so, this my friend saw a young lady, the husband is old, so…, and the young lady saw a young man who have plenty of money, and so, they began to interact.

Now, the old man discovered, and called a compound meeting and told the elders: help me beg this boy to leave my wife alone.

No oo! I never come near.

Haha! What has gone passed is gone, please leave my wife alone.

Because in those days, things have changed now, if a man finds you fooling around with his wife, they don’t take you to court, they put something on the wife that is called ‘don’t climb’

(Laughing) Lord have mercy

It means if you climb, you will die.

So after the old man warm this young man, and the young man did not listen, he put don’t climb on his wife.

Now, the elders they are all pretending as if they don’t know what I am talking about, that is all right.

The elders will tell you that, if you climb a woman to whom that there is a notice don’t climb (an invisible notice), what will have is that, after you have done what you have done, you will begin to somersault.

Now if the fellow somersaults first time, second time; provided he doesn’t somersault the third time, there is still a cure: the solution is hold him down and cry for help.

So, this my young friend went into the house of the young wife when everybody had gone to the farm and he began to somersault – first time, second time, (he was crying to the woman, hold me down, hold me down), but terrifying, instead of holding him down, the lady ran out.

So, this young man with tremendous potentials died naked.

Stand on your feet.

Cry to God and say: Father, don’t let my sun set in the noon time.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Don’t let my sun set in the afternoon please. Don’t let my flesh kill me; don’t let my flesh destroy me. Don’t let my sun set in the afternoon. You better pray - this is serious. Don’t let my sun set in the afternoon. Don’t let my sun set in the afternoon. Don’t let my sun set in the afternoon I beg you Lord. Don’t let the lust of the flesh cause my sun to set in the afternoon. Please, please Lord, do something about my flesh tonight; O Lord, don’t let my flesh cause my sun to set in the afternoon, please Daddy. Please Lord, don’t let my sun set in the afternoon. Don’t let my sun set in the afternoon. Don’t let my sun set in the afternoon. And don’t pray for yourself alone, pray for your children also. Pray for your relatives. Pray for your husband; pray for your wife. Please Lord, don’t let the lust of the flesh cause our sun to set in the afternoon please Daddy. Please Lord; thank You Father; don’t let my flesh cause my son to set in the afternoon, please Lord, please Lord. Don’t let the lust of my flesh be my doomed, don’t let my sun set in the afternoon. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

You may please be seated.

Another internal arrester of destiny is laziness.

That is why some people cannot pray, they are lazy.

They know God answers prayers and they cannot even pray for one hour – they are lazy.

If it is talking, they can talk for three hours nonstop – talking nothing.

They can discuss politics; discuss the economy of a nation, discuss everything rather pray.

Prayer is hard work; but it pays.

The Bible says in Proverbs chapter 13 verse 4 it said, the soul of the sluggard desires and has nothing

Proverbs chapter 12 verse 24 says, the hand of diligent shall bear rule; but the slothful shall be under tribute.

Lazy people never reach their goal. They cannot work hard; they just want to play.

Some of us have heard prophesies that came directly and you know that you that you know this is for me; but, when it comes to working it into reality, praying it into existence, you fail.

One great man of God was talking to me, just last January, he said, it is only now I realize that there were several promises of God for me, I just seats down at home waiting for them to come to pass instead of doing something about.

I said thank God you are not dead yet, it is not too late.

Proverbs 19 verse 15 says the idle soul shall suffer hunger – that is the word of the Lord – the idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Proverbs 23 verse 21 says drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

I remember years ago when we began to attend Kenneth Hagin camp meeting when we began to learn about faith, convention of faith, that whatever you say and God hears you will do.

I remember one of my friends then, every day he will wake up in the morning – I will have a car, I will have a car… I claim it, I have a brand new car

Ten years later he was still trekking; not that God did not hear; but God is a reward of those who diligently seek Him. God does not reward laziness.

Like I use to tell my children who are students; it is good to attend fellowships, to worship, to pray, to study the Bible; read your books! Because if you don’t, you will fail!

Ha! It is written, the Holy Spirit is supposed to help us; I said, yeah! The Bible says the Holy Spirit will remind you of what you have learnt.

If you have learnt nothing, He will have nothing to remind you off.

But, He supposed to be our helper;

O sure! If you fail, He will comfort you.

Hard work!

Thank God I learn hard work from my Father.

In his life time, nobody is allowed to be idle at all. The only time you are idle is when you are fast at sleep in the night.

If we are tilling the ground in the farm, and the rain begins to fall, if the rain is not too heavy, we will keep going.

And some of the elders here know what I am talking about, that was the way it was.

As a matter of fact, there is a saying that, when you are planting the maize of a particular season, your belly will be dry, your back will be wet.

How many of you here know what I am talking about; you know you will even work when it is raining?

You only stop: you come out of the rain when the rain is so heavy that it won’t allow you to see.

The moment you come into the hurt, you have something else to do – killing melon, removing maize from the curb, something to keep going – never an idle moment.

And I thank my God that I had such a father because I am benefiting from it now.

Laziness will clothe a man with rags.

The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: hardworking fellow will always be on top.

You know the story.

Two people went to consult an oracle as to their future and the oracle said to one, haa! You are going to be king; he said me, the oracle said yes, you are king.

And the oracle turn to the second fellow, you will be a servant; haha! The oracle said it is a settled matter.

Okay! They left the place.

The one the oracle said he would be a king went home rejoicing.

The one the oracle said he would be a servant was saying haha! God, what have I done? Why must I be a servant?

So, he got home; got a cutlass, got a hoe, gather some yams, some maize that he had and walks far into the bush, into a no-man’s land and he began to cultivate the ground.

He kept telling himself, I refuse to be a servant; I refuse to be a servant.

When his back is aching, he will tell the back, you better don’t ache because I refuse to be a servant.

Is there somebody here who refuses to be a servant?

In the main time, the one that they said he is going to be a king sat down at home: king of tomorrow (oba lola) – he sat down at home doing nothing; the oracle cannot fail, I am going to be a king.

Suddenly, there was feminine in the town; in the main time, the one cultivating, the one who was supposed to be servant had been piling up harvests, he kept on planting, storing everything;

A hunter stumbled on the farm, where this man had store house of yams, of maize, of beans, of everything; and went to town and said, I have discover where there is food.

And the people in the town came to the man and say please, give us food.

He said, money.

We have no money left, we have spent everything.

Well! You want my food then you have to be my servant.

And so, the one they said he is going to be a servant became a king because the town shifted.

And one day the one that the oracle said he was going to be a king arrived and the fellow who was to be a servant looked at him  and said haha, is that not oba lola

The diligent hands shall bear rule.

Many of us are where we are today because of our laziness, not because of enemies from our father’s house, not because of enemies from anywhere; we happen to be our own enemies.

Stand on your feet.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God; this time, pray this prayer with all your heart; and say: Father, let me stop being my own enemy.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. don’t let laziness destroy me, don’t let laziness destroy me; help me Lord, help me, don’t let laziness destroy me; let me stop being my own enemy; let me stop being my own enemy. Lord God Almighty, don’t let laziness  destroy me, don’t let laziness destroy me, don’t let laziness destroy me; please Lord let me wake up, let me become diligent, let me become hardworking, don’t let me be my own enemy Lord have mercy. Have mercy on me, don’t let laziness destroy me; don’t let laziness destroy me. please help Lord, let me stop being my own enemy; let me stop being my own enemy. Let me stop being my own enemy, don’t let laziness destroy me; don’t let laziness destroy me please Lord, please Lord. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

You may please be seated.

Don’t worry, I am about to close.

One of the greatest arresters of destiny that is internal is temper, anger, violent temper.

Exodus chapter 2 verse 11 to 15 tells us what happened when Moses went out to see his brethren and he saw an Egyptians ill-treating an Israeli, the Bible says he looked right and left, saw nobody was watching, he killed the fellow and buried him in the desert, and then he ran.

From that day onward, the devil knew – Deliverer, I have got you.

You know I have thought this lesson before in the School of Disciples and I gave the illustration of what we called the Joker card.

And by the way, I have a book titled ‘Arresting the Arresters’.

What I am teaching now is not from that book because I cannot finish everything in one day.

If you want to…, you can go to CRM bookshop and get the book; you will get more information.

I gave the illustration of Joker Card.

In those days, when we used to play cards, when we distribute cards and you look at your own and a joker is there and you know you have won; it does not matter what the other fellow has.

Let him put down everything he has – king, princess, queen, everything; he just put down the joker and you have won.

The day the Devil discovered that Moses have the violent temper, he knew he had him – he had a joker card.

And all the time Moses was travelling, leading the children of Israel to the Promise land, the Devil did not say a word – keep going man, I have the joker card!

Well, you know what happen in Numbers chapter 20 verse 7 to 12. God spoke to Moses, speak to the rock and it will bring forth water but he started talking to the people  - you stiff-necked people, must we bring you water out of the rock; he forgot the instructions because as he spoke, his anger rose and instead of speaking to the rock, he hit the rock twice.

And God said, you won’t get to the Promise Land; and Satan just kept laughing – ehen! I got him; I played my joker card.

Ecclesiastes chapter 7 verse 9 says anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

When you are feeling angry, remember to tell yourself: don’t be a fool

You can destroy so much in minutes because of anger.

The Bible says in Proverbs chapter 16 verse 32, it says, He who is slow to anger is better that the mighty.

You have to talk to God about your temper

Ehen! I never get angry until somebody provoked me.

That is true!

Provocation is what leads to anger; but the one who is slow to anger is better than the mighty.

I mean, you have heard people say, when they say they are angry – what do they say?

They say: I was mad.

Anger is temporary madness; and mad people do a lot of horrible things.

I will tell you a true story. I had the story only last month and it shook me to my bones.

A man brought a brand new car and he was watching it, he was adoring the car, cleaning, cleaning the car.

And his son, a young boy, I think…, I cannot remember the age - maybe 4 or 5, was scratching something on the new car with a sharp object on the other side of the car.

And the man…en! my new car! this boy! You are scratching…!

In his anger, he grabbed the first thing he could lay hands on, and it was a hammer… true story

And began to smash the hand of the boy; by the time he came to himself, the fingers of the boy were already mangled.

He rushed the boy to the hospital and they had to amputate all the fingers of his right hand.

The following day, the boy said to him, daddy, when will my fingers grow?

And the man went out to the car, and he looked at what the boy wrote on the car – what he scratched on the car.

You what it read?

The boy wrote: I love you daddy.

The man could not bear the pain, he committed suicide.

Stand on your feet.

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, don’t let me destroy my own future.

Go ahead, cry to the Almighty God; this is not a joking matter. Please Daddy, don’t let me destroy my own future through anger, through temper; please Lord, please Lord, don’t let me destroy my own future. Please, please, don’t let me destroy my own future. Please, don’t let me destroy my own future; don’t let me destroy my own future. Don’t let me destroy my own future. Please have mercy on me, don’t let me destroy my own future. Please Lord, don’t let me destroy my own future; thank You Jesus. Please Lord, don’t let me destroy my own future, have mercy on me Lord. Thank You Almighty; thank You Father; thank You Almighty God; blessed be Your holy name. Have mercy on me Lord, don’t let me destroy my own future; Deal with every form of violent tempers in me; uproot every root of anger; please don’t let me destroy my own future. Thank You Father, thank You Father. Hallelujah Father. O Lord have mercy on me, don’t let me destroy my own future. Glory be to Your holy name.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Conclusion

It is impossible to arrest a holy man.

Like you have already heard in 2Kings chapter 1 verse 1 to 12, when they came to arrest Elijah, he roasted them.

You cannot arrest a holy man.

If you try it, he will arrest you instead.

2Kings chapter 6 verse 13 to 20, the text that we started with.

In Daniel 6 verse 1 to the end, the men who threw Daniel into the Den of Lion, they ended there: they were the ones the lions ate.

You cannot arrest a holy man; you will get arrested instead.

I can give you examples, but maybe just one will do.

The very first year on this camp after the Convention, they brought a woman in after everybody had gone, almost graving mad and she started confessing.

She said her group heard that we are coming to begin to use this place for a convention ground; so, they came to come and take over the place before we could arrive, and the Holy Spirit arrested them.

She mentioned three of them – of the three: one became a hunchback; one became completely mad, and the third died.

You cannot arrest a holy man; his God will fight for him.

You try to arrest a holy man, He will arrest.

Secondly, it is impossible to keep a soul winner arrested.

If somebody is an incurable soul winner, always witness for Jesus, always winning souls and you say you will arrest him, his God will send an angel to release him.

Acts chapter 5 verse 17 to 25. They arrested Peter, put him in prison, the Angel came, release him and say continue

Acts chapter 12 verse 5 to 11, they arrested him again; this time they were even going to kill him. Again, an angel came and release and say continue

Acts 16 verse 16 to 39, they arrested Paul and Silas because they were preaching, witnessing, telling people about Jesus Christ; even demon in a girl said these are the people showing us the way of salvation, because of that they arrested them, threw them into jail.

God sent an earth quake to release them, and the Jailer became the servants of the Jailed.

You cannot keep a soul winner down – impossible!

So, if you are not a soul winner, you are denying yourself of several things.

But how can you witness for someone you don’t know.

You don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour; you have not tasted him: What testimony are you going to share?

I have spoken about internal enemies: anger, laziness, lust of the flesh, appetite, etcetera etcetera.

You cannot overcome all these forces unless you are in Christ.

I mean the first time somebody told me to fast for three days and three nights without food, I said, you want to committee murder.

Fast! Three days! Me!

Because the only fast I had ever fast done before then was on Good Friday and it is usually from morning till 12noon; and this fellow is asking me to fast for three days and three nights.

But then, I met the Lord Jesus Christ and things changed.

I didn’t talk about several other things that I could have mentioned because of time.

I didn’t mention: Pride, as an internal arrester; etcetera etcetera.

It is only when you are in Christ that you will become a new creature, that old things passed away, that all things becomes new.

You can only overcome these internal arresters if Christ is in you; because Philippians 4:13 says, I can do all things through Christ who strenghteneth me.

That is why if your salvation is not genuine and you are trying to overcome all these internal arresters, you will fail.

How many times at the beginning of the year you have had New Year resolutions.

This New Year I will not do this, I will not do that - Within five days, you have done it again and again.

Why?

You cannot do it on your own flesh; the arm of flesh will fail you.

You cannot overcome laziness on your own: it is either Christ will help you, or situation will compel you.

I remember when I was at the University of Lagos, one of the people working there, junior to me, we will invited him to be coming to morning prayer meeting at ebute metta.

In those days, will arrive at 5:30, we finish by 6:00; he said me! to arrive by 5:30 means that I must wake before 5:00; he said, when I have not committed murder.

But when the enemy got him; when all of a sudden, he was going mad, (laugh)…, waking up at 5 o’clock was no longer a problem.

But you don’t need to wait until the devil had grounded your noise in the dust before you arrest the arresters.

Christ is willing to do it for you; it takes Jesus.

So tonight, don’t deceive yourself; if you are not sure of your salvation, please come and seek genuine salvation; if you truly surrendered your life to Jesus Christ, He will make all the different.

I will count from one to fifteen, because I can see some of you are very very far away; before I say fifteen come, come and surrender your life to Jesus; He will deal with that; we pray just one more prayer and we will be almost ready to go.

If you want to give your life to Jesus Christ, come now before I count fifteen, and you must come fast, you must come diligently, you must move

This is a very very special night, come and give your life to Jesus; I am counting now…

One, two, if a man is in Christ he is a new creature, old things have passed away, behold, all things become new; three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven;

Those of you who have arrived, you begin to pray. Call on Jesus; tell Him, I have come to surrender my life to You. Don’t wait for anybody else; talk to Him if you really mean business.

…Twelve; and those you who are on the way, pray as you come. Cry unto Him; Lord have mercy on me, save my soul, have mercy;

… Thirteen; Lord, I am tired of the life of sin, I don’t want my flesh to destroy me, save my soul, have mercy, have mercy on me; God have mercy on me;

… fourteen; hurry up, hurry up, hurry up

And please the rest of us let us stretch our hands towards this people, let us intercede for them; let us ask the Almighty God to please save their souls and wash them of their sins.

Let us cry to God for them that God will give them a brand new beginning, that God will change their hearts and give them a heart of flesh.

Let us pray for them.

Intercede for them brethren please.

Those of you on the way, hurry up, I am about to pray now for salvation.

Thank You Father.

Intercede for them brethren that God will wash them clean with His blood.

And those of you in front cry to Him: Lord, please save my soul, forgive all my sins, I will serve You from now on, give me genuine salvation, that kind of salvation that will overcome flesh, overcome Satan, overcome all demonic forces; that kind of salvation Lord that I will be living holy, give it to me tonight; please save my soul; Lord please save my soul. Thank You Jesus; thank You Father; thank You Almighty

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Saviour I want to thank You for Your word and I want to thank You for all these people that have come forward to surrender their life to You, please receive them in Jesus’ name. Save their souls; forgive all their sins; give them a new beginning; write their names in the book of life; please Lord don’t let them go back to sin; and from now on anytime they call on You, please answer them by fire. Thank You my Father. Glory be to Your holy name.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Please counselor can you come over.

I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward tonight. I want to promise that by the special grace of God that from now on, I will be praying for you.

So, I am going to need your names, your address, and your prayer requests.

The Counselors are coming, they will give you cards which I want you to fill very quickly, and then return to them – supply the information I want, and I promise you I will be praying for you.

Counselors, God bless you. Let us move a little faster; let us move a little faster.

Keep on moving counselors. Thank you counselors

They are on their way, they will reach you very soon, just wait.

Keep moving; keep moving counselors; keep moving a little faster.

Thank you; keep moving counselors

While my brothers and sisters are filling their forms, I want you to think within yourself and locate the area where you know you need God.

Is it with your anger, or with your lust of the flesh, or with your appetite, or with laziness, or with pride; think about it on your own now.

Talk to God and say help me in this area, I need help, I need help, I need help in this particular area Lord, I need the help urgently. Help me O Lord! Help me

You have about three or so minute to pray to talk about that to God.

You know yourself more than anyone else.

Please Lord, I need help in this area; maybe it is your stomach that is you trouble, maybe it your lust of the flesh: the hunger for sex, maybe it is pride, maybe it is laziness, maybe it is anger; cry to God.

God have mercy on me tonight; don’t let me leave here with any arrester not yet arrested.

Talk to God

Thank You Jesus

May the Lord answer your prayer in Jesus’ name.

We want to pray one more prayer before we thank God and listening to two or three testimonies and then we will be done.

When we said you arrest a man, you slow him down.

Even when he is free, he is not where he should be- he would have lost time, lost space, lost achievement.

I am believing God with all my heart, with all of us tonight that all arresters are already arrested.

But I am sure some of you will agree with me, we are not where we are to be, and so, we need to pray one more prayer; and if I were you, I will pray this prayer with all my heart.

So you please stand on your feet, it is last prayer for this night; or at least second to the last.

And you will lift your voice to him and say: Father, everything I have lost, restore tonight.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God. Everything I have lost as a result of arresters, please restore to me Lord; restore, restore, restore; everything I have lost as a result of arresters; the ground that I have lost, the opportunities that I have lost, the blessings I have lost, restore to me Almighty God. Restore to me everything that I have lost restore to me Almighty God. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

The great Restorer will restore to you everything you have lost. Every opportunities that you lost because of arresters, they will come back to you this month. Every blessing that the arrester did not allow you to arrive on time to receive, they shall come back in Jesus’ name.

So shall it be.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let someone shout hallelujah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye
 
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