LET THERE BE LIGHT (PART 4) 3rd of April, 2020

APRIL HOLYGHOST SERVICE

THEME: LET THERE BE LIGHT (PART 4)

APRIL 3RD, 2020.

BY: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE

Let us pray

There is none holy as the Lord

(As the Lord)

There is none beside thee

(Beside thee)

Neither is there are any rock like our God

There is none holy as the Lord

(Holy as the Lord)

 

There is none holy as the Lord

(As the Lord)

There is none beside thee

(Beside thee)

Neither is there are any rock like our God

There is none holy as the Lord

(Holy as the Lord)

 

There is none holy as the Lord

(As the Lord)

There is none beside thee

(Beside thee)

Neither is there are any rock like our God

There is none holy as the Lord

 

Our Father and our God we worship You, the Ancient of days we bow before You, for everything You have done for us since the beginning of this year we say may Your name be glorified. Father, today in very very special way visit Your children, bless us like never before.

As for you children born in the month of April my Father and my God give them a brand new beginning; a new beginning of joy, of success, of promotion, of anointing, of a greater desire to serve You; let it be well all of us and take care of all Your children.

Father, we ask for mercy; mercy for us as individual, mercy for our families, mercy for Your church, mercy for all our nations; please Lord have mercy.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Praise the Lord.

Genesis chapter 1 we will be reading from verse 1 to 3(Genesis 1 verse 1 to 3) as we consider Let There Be Light Part 4:

1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the water.

3And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

There is a law called the Law of Priority and the easiest way to explain that practically is that whatever is uppermost in your heart, if you are to speak that is what you will say first;

Because the Bible says in Matthew 12 verse 34 that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks –

What spills out of your mouth as a matter of priority depend on what is most crucial to you.

For instance, suppose a man has been lost in the deserts for days and had been out of water, out of food and then somehow he was found just before he died of thirst;

If you ask him and you are saying:

What happen?

When did it happen?

How did it happen?

You will get only one answer from him and the answer will be water, water.

As a matter of fact, if you ask him

What is your name?

Where do you come from?

How old are you?

The answer will be water

Because that is the priority for him at that time.

He does not want to know about how did it happen, how did you get lost, etcetera etcetera; just give me water.

So, we noticed that the first time God spoke at all - on record – it is let there be light.

So, today we are going to consider just three situations that you could call God first time occurrence; what you will call priorities – Divine Priorities.

And we are going to take first Genesis chapter 1 verse 28 –

The first time that God spoke to man, this time, direct conversation between God and man is in Genesis chapter 1 verse 28

He as just created them and He spoke and said in verse 28 there – and God blessed them and God said unto them be fruitful and multiplied, and replenish the earth, and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth

First time God spoke to man.

What are the things He said?

We cannot cover it all because we want to cover as much as possible in a short time.

He said be blessed – that was His first statement to man.

And you know what that one means?

When God blesses a man nobody can curse him.

You will remember the story of Balaak and Balaam

When Balaak send for Balaam to come and curse the children of Israel, etcetera etcetera

Balaam said, how can I curse him that God has not cursed?

I have received commandment to bless them and I have blessed them and they are blessed.

And so, I am saying to all of you my children and of you listening to me today, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ be blessed.

And then the next He says is that be fruitful -be fruitful and not be barren

That’s while He says in His word that there will be none barren among them because He had decreed it from the very first message that he gave to man.

And all of you for any reason whatsoever had been experiencing one delay or the other, in the Name that is above every other name, I hereby decree be fruitful.

And then He said multiply – not decrease

He did not even say be added unto; He said be multiplied.

Be multiplied means in the sense that if you start up as one, then that one become two; let the two become four; let the four become eight, etcetera etcetera

And so, wherever you may be, whatever the level you may be right now, in the Name that is above every other name, begin to multiply.

And He went on and on and on and finally what one of the things He said is that be dominant – have dominion.

Have dominion means be head and not the tail; be the lender and not the borrower

And I am saying to every one of my children, whatever may be your career you will reach the top; you will prosper; you will have more than sufficient; and whatever you are owing now God will help you pay and you will not have to borrow again.

Now, the next case we want to look at is the first time God introduced Himself by name and you will find that in Genesis chapter 17 verse 1-

That is when He said unto Abraham I AM the Lord God Almighty.

Oh before then He had been talking to Abraham, He has been talking to people;

For example, in Genesis 15 verse 1 He has said to Abram that was what his name was then – I AM thy Shield, an exceeding great reward;

But what I AM is not the same as who I AM

If I meet you and I introduce myself and I said I am the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christ Church of God and we have never met before etcetera etcetera

You will Sir, what is your name?

Not what do you do?

Not what position you occupy?

I remember in those days when we were younger and a little bit rascally

And I discover when you introduce yourself to people and you mention your name first; they don’t pay attention.

So, when I want to introduce myself in those days – when I was still in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka – I will start by saying: here you meet, from the Department of Mathematics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka…

By then they are paying attention

Then I will now tell them my name.

Your name is the most important thing about you.

And so, in Genesis chapter 17 verse 1, He is not saying I AM your reward, I AM your defender; He said I AM the Almighty God.

Now, when we look at that name, we find several important things:

First of all, the Almighty means the One who has all might, all power

Like in Psalm 62 verse 11, we were told or it is written God has spoken once, twice have I heard this that power belongs to God;

And that is power to do absolutely anything.

Luke chapter 1 verse 37 says for with God nothing shall be impossible.

And on the basis of that name, I hereby decree that everything considered impossible in your life shall become possible tonight in Jesus’ name.

Now, the name the Almighty which according to Bible Scholars actually means Jehovah El-Shaddai also means the All sufficient One.

In other words, He is not only self-sufficient to Himself and He is –

I mean, He does not need anything; whatever He needed to be He was before the foundation of the world, so, He is self sufficient

But to be all-sufficient means He can handle every situation, not only for Himself but for all of us – All-sufficient.

That is while in Psalm 68 verse 19, the Bible tells us that God daily loads us with blessings.

When He wants to give blessing, He does it by loads.

That is while in my native tongue they call Him Olodumare

And the elders will tell you what that means is that He does goods by loads; He has so much that He can load everybody with blessings.

So, I am praying for everyone listening to me today that the loads of blessing that God has in stock for you will be released tonight.

Now, Jehovah El-Shaddai also means the One who is more than enough – More than Enough.

In Psalm 23 verse 5, like I told you before, the first time I read that passage and I said Lord when the cup was full – because David said thou anointed my head with oil, my cup runneth over;

I said when the cup was full Daddy why didn’t you stop?

Why the wastage of the oil?

And the answer He gave me then (which I am sure I shared with you before) is that it is just to show that there is more where this one is coming from.

Whatever blessings you received from the Lord up till this moment, receive extra today in Jesus’ name.

And then, the Bible tells us or the Bible scholars tell us that Jehovah El-Shaddai actually means the Mother breast

The implication of that is: in the breast of a mother there is enough milk for as many as may want to drink

That is while you find that if woman gives birth to even four children at a time, she can feed each and every one of them with milk and it is the children who will say enough;

And after they say enough there will still be left over milk in the mother’ breast.

That is while you will find Jesus Christ saying in John chapter 7 from verse 37 to 39 that if any man thirst let him come and drink.

The invitation is to all not to just one – as many as want to drink, keep coming you cannot exhaust what I have in stock.

And that is while the Bible says in Ephesians chapter 3 verse 20, the Bible says He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all you may ask or think; much more than you can even ask for or even think about.

And so, I am praying that when it is time to pray tonight, you will not ask God for some things

Because it does not matter how big you ask for, He is more than able to do that.

There was somebody who once said I don’t want worry God about small things;

And the man of God said to him, okay, what is it that you want to ask that is big to God?

You want God to buy you a house!

Is that a big deal to God?

I think the fellow was telling that person that don’t you here about Pastor Adeboye who asked for a house and God gave him a city.

So, what is it that you want to ask for that you consider that God will say hey this is big.

So, tonight ask Him for your biggest thing and in the mighty name of Jesus in this special Holy Ghost service, He will grant your request.

And then finally

You will think that we must be going fast

Yes, because we left out the stories; my Father is a story teller but when matters are very clear like the sermon on the mount, He preached for fifteen minutes and the world is yet to recovered from the sermon.

Now, the third time that you can consider the first timer as far as God is concern, you will find in Genesis 18 from verse 1 to 14 – that is the first time God ate man’s food.

Because you will remember that He said in Psalm 50 from verse 9 to 13, He said, will I eat the flesh of bulls?

In other words, you want to entertain Me and you want to present Me with beef?

Or you consider the case in Judges chapter 6 from verse 17 to 21: when Gideon said to Him I want to entertain You before You go, don’t leave until I have entertained you.

He said fine go ahead.

So, he prepared the meal; brought it to him and He says lay it on the rock

He laid it on the rock and touched it with the staff on his hand and fire consume the offering.

He did not taste it.

But in Genesis chapter 18 from verse 1 to 14, when Abraham invited Him to come and rest, let me watch your feet, let me give You some food to eat;

He agreed.

Oh, how I pray that God will come to your house to eat tonight.

Because on that occasion, several things happened that I like a lot.

Number one: all the prophesies that He had given Abraham before that date came to pass in a day.

Oh, we know that Numbers 23 verse 19 has said God is not a man that he should lie; once He had made a promise that promise will be fulfil.

But then it is also written Ecclesiastes 3 verse 1 that to everything there is a season a time every purpose under heaven.

But according to Psalm 15 verse 3 our God is in the heavens He does has He pleases.

So, if He makes a promise, He is going to fulfil the promise at the appropriate time

But the date He ate in Abraham’s house or Abraham’s tent, the issue of waiting for the promises to be fulfilled was put aside; every prophesy before became fulfilled.

Why?

Because when He ate on that special occasion every prophesy became a decree

I pray for every one of you listening to me today, all the prophesies you have received from the Lord shall become a decree.

Because the difference between a decree and a prophesy is written in Psalm 33 verses 8 and 9, He said let the whole earth fear before me; why? Because He spake and it is done.

For example, in 2Kings chapter 4 verse 8 to 17, you will discover that a decree set aside your doubts and your unbelieve.

You know the story of the Shunamite woman, when Elisha said unto her, you are going to have a son.

She just told the man don’t deceive me.

But the man of God did not repeat himself – if you read the story very well;

He did not say, oh, I am not deceiving you, don’t you know I am a man of God; I have said you are going to have a son, therefore, believe me, you will – no, no

He had decreed.

I decree today that everything you need to make your joy full, you will receive it tonight.

The day He ate in Abraham’s house, He brought what is yet to come to now.

You remember in John chapter 2 from verse 1 to 11, at the wedding in Canaan of Galilee, you know Jesus Christ was there too and He ate

And when the mother came and said oh they don’t have wine

He told the mother: oh my time is not yet but before one hour not yet became now.

I am praying for someone that before the sunrises everything that is not yet in your life will become now.

Why?

Because agreeing to it in the tent of Abraham that day gave him an opportunity to demonstrate His Almightiness

And I have told you before Jehovah El-Shaddai means the Almighty God – the One who can do all things, the God of all flesh with who nothing shall be impossible.

How mighty is this Almighty?

Matthew chapter 3 verse 9 says He is so mighty that He can raise children out of stone – that is how mighty He is.

How mighty is He?

He is so mighty that He can practically reverse the irreversible

Because in Romans chapter 4 verse 16 to 19, the Bible says the womb of Sarah was already dead but He reversed it.

Because when you say the womb is dead, what is that to someone who in John chapter 11 from verse 39 to 45?

He is somebody who is being dead and buried four days

So, for those of you listening to me today that you are still alive and there is something Doctor say cannot be reversed; in the Name that is above every other name, that irreversible will be reversed today.

And then the day He ate in Abraham’s tent He had an opportunity to start a chain of laughter; laughter that started as a joke and ended as a testimony.

Because in Genesis 18 verse 12, the Bible says Sarah laughed

And she was laughing because she thought God was joking.

Well, by the time we get to Genesis 21 from verse 1 to 6, the child that she thought could never be born was even named Laughter and she said all that hear shall laugh with me.

Now, the Bible says in Psalm 126 from verse 1 to 3, He says when God turned the captivity of Zion, they were like them that dream, then our mouth was fill laughter.

In the Name that is above every other name, after tonight Holy Ghost service your mouth will be fill with laughter and it will be a laughter that will not end.

Because our God is a God of laughter

Psalm 2 from verse 1 to 4 says He too laughs.

It took me quite a while before I realise that; and since I realise that, I thank God since then I have been laughing.

Because I remember my first year as General Overseer, we were at Ebute Metta;

Sunday School will be going on and I will be going round supervising the Sunday School classed and I love children and each I see a child I will smile at the child and will laugh

But when I return to my office my conscience will pricked me: don’t you realise you are now the General Overseer; you are supposed to be sober; you are now a father, you cannot be behaving like ordinary personal anymore.

Until one-day God told me, I laugh too.

So, if my Father in heaven can laugh, I will laugh.

Anybody who want to critize can go ahead and critize.

And I decree in the Name that is above every other name, from now on in your home there will always be laughter.

Conclusion

You will say so soon

When you check your note book you will notice that you have written down quite a bit;

You might discover that you have even written down more than you everly will write if you have been together in the auditorium.

This God is Unchangeable;

He is the same yesterday, He is the same today, He will be the same forever.

His initial wish concerning you is that you be blessed – He as not change His mind.

His initial name as far as you are concern is that He is Jehovah El-Shaddai, the God who is more than enough

And as He did for Abraham that He ate in His tent, He is willing to eat with you if you allow Him in.

But we will need to know that in Ezekiel chapter 18 verse 4 He said the soul that sin it shall die.

He has not change, the only thing He had done by sending Jesus Christ to die on the cross is that He has made a provision for you to escape from the death that your sin could bring

That is while it is written in Romans Chapter 6 verse 23, He said the wages of sin is death but (thank God for that) the gift of God through Christ is eternal life.

So, you have a choice those of you who are listening to me; you have choice – either death as a result of your sin or eternal life through Jesus Christ.

So, if you will surrender your life to Jesus tonight rather than die you will live - not only live physically, you will live eternally

And in case you don’t know how mighty God is, you have seen Him in action in this past few days.

Who could ever belief, who could ever belief that on a week day the entire third mainland bridge will be almost free of any traffic

Who could ever belief that after all the troubles we have had on our road in the express way that anyone who wants to travel can travel from Lagos to the Camp in less than fifteen minutes – only he will not be allow to travel.

Don’t joke with God He is the Almighty – a very good friend but a very dangerous enemy.

I am appealing to you today let Him be your friend and all will be well with you.

So, if you want to give to give your life to Jesus Christ where you are, in your home, just bow your head and cry to Him and say Lord God Almighty I know I had been foolish thinking I can go on living the life of sin, ignoring You but now I have realised my mistake please save my soul and I will serve You for the rest of my life.

Talk to God now for few minutes and I will pray for you.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So, my Father and my God I thank You for Your word, I bless Your holy name for making this broadcast possible. I asked Lord God Almighty that all those who are surrendering their lives to You in their homes now, You will please receive them, save their souls, wash them clean with Your blood, write their names in the Book of Life, receive them into the family of God and from now on, anytime they call on You, answer them by fire.

In Jesus mighty name I have prayed.

Amen.

Now, those of you who have given your life to Jesus Christ, inform your house fellowship leaders that he can compile some information for me because I will love to know your names, your address, your prayer request because from now on I will be praying for you and I want you to join the rest of us because we are going to pray now for some minutes before I say the closing prayer.

Now, you may want to pray along the following lines

Number one: You want to thank the Almighty God for His preservation, for His goodness and for His mercy. Praise Him.

Prayer point number two is to say: Father, that original blessing that You pronounced on Adam and Eve, please, pronounce it afresh on me and my family this very day. That original blessing: when you say be blessed, be fruitful, multiply, etcetera etcetera, that original blessing pronounce it on me afresh today.

And then prayer number three: You will say Jehovah El-Shaddai prove Yourself in my life and in my family that You are more than sufficient; no matter how big our request tonight may be, do more than we can ever asked for.

And then prayer number four: You will say my Father You are welcome in my home come and dine with us; anyday anytime You are welcome come and eat with us.

And then prayer number five: Every prophesy that You have directed in my direction turn it to a decree tonight; let it be done this very night.

And prayer number six: From now on my Father let it be joy and laughter all the days of my life.

And prayer number seven will be your individual request – what is special that you want to ask God, no matter how big go ahead and ask Him.

So, I will give you few minutes to pray now; after I have finished you can continue with your prayers after all you are at home there is nowhere you are hurrying to.

So let us go ahead and talk to God now for few minutes and then I will be praying for you.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so Father we thank You for Your love for us, the love that brought us salvation, the love that has spare our lives to see this moment; that love that guaranteed that we will be more than conquerors, please accept our thanks in Jesus’ name.

That original blessing that You pronounced when You first spoke to man, Lord God Almighty repeat it on Your children today, let them be blessed. If there is any curse in any of their families let it be removed tonight. And anyone who may be planning to curse your children one way or the other, Lord God Almighty disable them. Lord let Your children be fruitful, let them multiply, let them have dominion, promote them, let them reach the top; and those of them already at the top don’t let anything bring them down.

And my Father and my God, You are the One who is more than sufficient, in all the lives of all these Your children prove Your Almightiness; no matter how great they have requested for or will request for after we finished this programme as they continue with prayers in their homes, no matter how great, whatever they ask for do more than that for them; let them wake up tomorrow new people and Lord don’t let them know sorrow again; from now on let there be only songs of joy.

You promised that in the habitation of the righteous there will always be shout of joy please in the homes of this Your children let there be no death, let there be no tragedy, let there be no sickness, let the be no failure, let there be no sorrow, let them serve You with gladness and tonight visit all of us and from this moment onward anytime we seat down at the dining table Father You are welcome, come and dine with us; let our tomorrow be alright. Thank You my Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen

Let someone shout hallelujah.

 

 

 

 

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye
 
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