SWIMMING IN JOY 2nd of January, 2009





SWIMMING IN JOY 2nd of January, 2009


 Turn to your neighbor and say thank God I made it and then lift your voice to the Almighty God and thank God that you made it, that you survive it.

Thank him for 2008 and now you are in 2009 thank the Almighty God that you made it, thank him …, in Jesus mighty name we have worshiped.

The Elders have a saying when a child is grateful for what he got yesterday, he will get more today.

 So I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God and said Father, let this year, be my year of unspeakable joy, let’s talk to the Almighty God.  For me, for my family, for those who are precious to me, for your church as a whole… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Lift your voice to him and say Father, this year let your glory fill my life, let your glory fill my home, fill your church with your glory.  Let’s talk to the Almighty God… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Aye yio tipa se mi gbe oluwa ga

Emi eni ti ati mu lara da, emi eni ati soro re dayo

Aye yio tipa se mi gbe oluwa ga (the world will because of me praise you)

Lift your voice to the Almighty God and say Father, because of me, let the world glorify your name this year.

Talk to the Almighty God; because of your miracles in my life, because of the mighty things you will do for me, this year oh! Lord let the world glorify your name, when they see what you have done in my life let them say this God is great… in Jesus name we have prayed.

Lift your voice to him and say Father, keep sorrow away from me this year, keep death away from me this year, keep sickness away from me this year, keep tragedy away from me this year, keep failure away from me this year, Lord do it for me and my family.  Talk to the Almighty God… in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.

Lift your voice to him and say Father, do something gloriously new in my life this year, even this month. Let’s talk to the Almighty God… in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.

Lift your voice to him and say Father your showers of blessings pour it on me this year.  Open your mouth and talk to Him… In Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.

Now join your hands together with your neighbor and pray for your neighbor.  Say Father, this your child that I am holding, bless him bless her exceedingly this year…  in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.

Now you go to God and ask him whatever you want for yourself, present your plan to him, your hope for the year.

Tell him what you want him to do for you this year…blessed be your holy name. In Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.


Father we bless your name, Ancient of days we adore you, King of kings, Lord of Lords.  Our God in ages past, our hope for years to come, Thank you. Thank you Thank you, thank you, thank you, glory be to your holy name Lord. Thank you father, amen and amen.

The Lord said there is someone her tonight, He said from now, a new light will begin to shine upon your way.

We can never thank you enough for what you did last year, thank you for all the Holy Ghost services.   Thank you for the convention, thank you for the congress.  Thank you for divine encounters, thank you for Shiloh hours, thank you for mount Zion hours.   

 Thank you for children born, thank you for the barren becoming fruitful, thank you for the souls saved. Thank you for the thousands healed.  Thank you for those you set free. Thank you for breakthroughs, thank you for joy, thank you for ups and downs, thank you for even for the time of pain and sorrow.  

 Thank you because all things work together for them that love you, thank you for night and day, thank you for food to eat, thank you for stomach to eat it. 

Thank you for cloths to wear, that you that our body has not refuse the cloth, thank you for peace of mind, thank you that we are well today.   Thank you that we are not in prison, thank you we are not in hospital, thank you we are not in detention, glory be to your holy name Lord.  Accept our thanks in Jesus name.

Thank you that in spite of everything the devil tried last year, we made it to 2009.   Glory be to your holy name Lord, accept our thanks in Jesus name.   This year keep sorrow far away from us, keep sickness far away from us, and keep death far away from us. Keep tragedy far away from us; keep failure far away from us.   Do something gloriously new in our lives and drench us with showers of blessing and help us to serve you this year.   Help us to serve you more than ever before.

Father, let it be well with Nigeria. Let it be well with Africa. Let it be well with the whole world.  Thank you for everything Lord. Tonight visit us Lord, visit all your children, and grant all our requests. Do more miracles for us than ever before.   At the end of it all take all the glory give us all the blessings. In Jesus Mighty name we have prayed. Amen.

Let somebody shout halleluiah!

Let us be seated with the exemption of children of January, if you are born in January let me hear you shout halleluiah!  

Father we are committing your children born in January into your our hands, January is the beginning of the year All your children born in January give them a new beginning.  A new beginning of joy; of success, of promotions, of divine health, of major breakthroughs and of a closer work with you.   Let it be well with all of them and let them serve you like never before. In Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.

Praise the Lord, congratulation!

I want you to turn to your neighbor and say JOY TO THE WISE, and then go ahead and say Joy to me and conclude it by saying I will not be a fool this year.

Genesis 21 v 6 And Sarah said God has made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.

Tell your neighbor you are going to laugh with me this year; I have no doubt about it you will laugh with me this year.

Tonight we want to talk about swimming in Joy.

To swim in something means; that something has enough and to spare.  You cannot swim in a bucket of water. If you want to swim, you will need either a swimming pool or a river.

In Isaiah 48 v 18 the Almighty God talked about peace like a river.

 In John 6 v5 -13 the bible says after Jesus fed the multitude, the left over filled twelve baskets.

I want to prophecy to someone tonight, this year your peace will be like a river, your joy will be like a river, and the provisions of God for you; they will be more than sufficient.

In Paslm23 v 5, David said thou anoint my head with oil, my cup runs over. 

Over flowing blessing shall be your portion this year. Over flowing anointing will be your portion this year.

So when we talk about swimming in joy, it means joy enough and to spear.   Sarah said God has made me to laugh and the whole world will laugh with me.   In other words, swimming in joy means your joy will be so great that everybody around you will share in the joy.

In Psalm 126 v 1 – 3 He said when God turned the captivity of Zion, it is like as if we were dreaming, then was our mouth filled with laughter and all the heathen saw us laughing singing, and they said the Lord has done great thing for them.

In the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ; through you, the world will glorify God this year.

Now before you can be swimming in Joy, it means all those things that can kill your joy are silence.   In Revelation 21 v 4 the bible says, God will wipe away all tears from our eye and all those things that could cause tears, he will brush them aside.  He said there will be no more death; there will be no more pain.

And I am praying for someone today; death will not visit your house this year. Tragedy of any type will not visit your house this year. Anything that can cause you to weep for sorrow will not come near you this year in Jesus name.

Now joy killers are in seven major categories and I am going to deal with all seven very quickly tonight, because the Almighty God is going to deal with all of them in your life this year.  As a matter of fact he is going to deal with all of them tonight.

Joy killer number one is POVERTY. 

There is nothing good about poverty.

And if you are one of those who still believe you have to be poor in other to make it to heaven; you have to think about it again.

God didn’t say so, all He said is that without holiness no man shall see God, and He didn’t say without poverty no man shall see God.  I know He said it will be difficult for the rich to enter into the kingdom of God, but that is the one who made riches his god.

If you are rich and you are ready to serve God with your wealth.  I can guarantee you; you will go straight to heaven.

By the special grace of God, I am going to heaven and I will see many of you there and by the special grace of God I am not going to die poor.  What about you?  Say it loud and clear...

Poverty is a joy killer. The word of God says so. Proverbs 10 v 15 says poverty is a destroyer. He said the destruction of the poor is their poverty.  Proverbs 14 v 20 says that the poor is hated even by his relatives.  

You are poor and there is a family meeting and you are talking; they will ask you to keep quite let hear somebody else talk.

Everything that has been silencing you, is going to end tonight in Jesus name.

Ecclesiastes 9 v 14-15 tells us no matter how educated you are, if you are poor, you will be despised.

I remember years ago, before I was born again, when we wanted to collect money for a program. Somebody suggested that we make a professor the chairman.   Everybody said what are you talking about?  Is it grammar we want to talk about here? It is money that we need!

I am decreeing to every professor here and those of you who are not professor, everything silencing you; God will remove it tonight in Jesus name.

Proverb 19 v4 says that a poor man is a lonely man.  It says the rich man makes many friends, but nobody wants to befriend a poor man.  Everybody wants to befriend a rich man.

Whatever it is that is causing people to move away from you, they want to keep you alone, look we don’t want you in our company. That will end tonight in Jesus name.

Why? Because God has a solution to poverty, so that poverty will not kill your joy.

 He said in Deuteronomy 28 v 1-2, 11-12 & 8. God said if you will obey me, I will bless you so much you will be running away from the blessing.   And you will say Lord this is too much, and he will say I have not started.   He said I will command the blessing to follow you and overtake you. He said you will even be lending to nations.

Now listen to me carefully; you don’t have t be a prophet to know that the world is going to have a tough time economically this year.  But it doesn’t have to be your portion.  The world can suffer and you will smile. He said you will lend to nation. That is going to be your portion.

If you are willing, God will make you His treasure.  He can prosper you so much that you will have more than enough and then you will be able to give out to others.  God can give you overflowing wealth.

It has happened before; it happened to Solomon, in 2Chronicle 1 v 15 the bible says Solomon made silver and gold like stone.

I think I told those who came to divine encounter last year; there are some people who think they are already big and they don’t even know them in Nigeria, whereas God wants the whole world to know you.

He wants your company to be household name thorough out the world. 

In the year 2009, the world will begin to hear about somebody here.

If it had happen to Solomon before, it can happen to you. It happened to Abraham, it happened to Isaac and you are of the seed of Abraham.

And the bible says in Galatians 3 v 13 -14 He said God delivered us from the curse of the law, that the blessing of Abraham might come upon us the gentiles.   One thing you need to note.  Solomon was the richest man of his time and he was also the wisest.


I think I have told you the story of a brother; who said I was poor once, it was very difficult for me to even pay my school fees. But now no matter how hard I can try, I cannot stop money from flowing in.   He said there is no way I can do it now; there is nothing I can do to stop money from flowing in.

I prophecy to somebody here today, very soon you will stand here and say brethren, I am not being proud, I am only glorifying God. I have reached a stage where there is nothing I can do to stop money from flowing in.

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said this year, you will move from by-way to the high-way of success.

The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said very soon your testimony will be complete.

Number two Joy killer is SICKNESS.

There is nobody who can really fully rejoice is he is sick.   You can't sing for joy if you have stomach pain.  It is difficult to shout a really big halleluiah when you have headache.   As a matter of fact if you are in a crowd and you are suffering severe headache; each time they shout halleluiah, it is like hammer is hitting your head.

The devil said in Job 2 v 4 the devil said to God he said skin for skin everything that a man has, he will gladly give it for his life.  He said you mean Job suffered material loss and he is not complaining.  He said let me touch him; let me give him sickness you will see what will happen.

I pray for somebody here tonight, every form of sickness, every form of pain will leave you tonight in Jesus name.

In Luke 17 12 – 16, when the Lord healed the ten lepers. The one that came back was not glorifying God quietly. It was with a loud voice.  He was glorifying God with a loud voice because he has known the sorrow of sickness.

In Act 3v 1-8 the man who was born lame, when God lifted him up, he wasn’t just moving this way, that way when praising God, he was walking, he was jumping, he was leaping when praising God.

In that name that is above every other name, even before February holy Host, you will already be dancing for Jesus Christ.

God has a remedy for all sickness. Palms 107 v 20 the bible says He sent his word and he healed them.   1 Peter 2 v 24 the bible say by his stripe we were healed.   The healing has been waiting for you. You will collect it tonight in Jesus name.

In Matthew 8 v 1-3 He can heal even the incurable just by a touch.  He will touch you tonight.

When we are talking about swimming in joy, we are talking about enough and to spare.  God is not just interested in healing you tonight; he wants to give you overflowing health.

Exodus 15 v 26 He said if only you will be wise, if only you will obey me, He said I will not allow sickness to come near you at all.  It will come on other people but you will not see it coming near you at all.

I said it long ago; some of you are already believing me now; When I was saying it in those days, nobody took me seriously.  I said a time is coming; when any member of this church, when they go to a market place and somebody accidentally bumped on them, that fellow will be healed immediately.   How many of you accept that one now? So shall it be in Jesus name

 In Mark 16 v 17 – 18 the Almighty God said you will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.

In Act 19 v 11-12 the Bible says the handkerchief of Paul healed the sick. The God of Paul is your God. He has not changed.  What He did through Paul, He will begin to do through somebody here tonight.

In Act 5 v 14-16 The bible ay the shadow of Peter healed the sick. That manifestation of the Holy Spirit is going to begin I the life of someone from now in Jesus name.  How do I know? Because the bible says God is no respecter of persons. What he has done for Paul, he will do for you. What he has done for Peter, he will do for you.

I think it is about three years ago now, that we heard a testimony; somebody’s father was dying in a hospital in Ibadan and so the son came here and said  "Please help me". I said get me a handkerchief, and I prayed over the handkerchief. Take it to your father in the hospital he said yes sir thank you.   Then he went to Lagos to go and get ready and he left the handkerchief somewhere.  And the wife has been having severe pneumonia, she was sneezing the nose was running, she was just going round, when she saw the handkerchief, she took it blew her nose and her sickness disappeared.  

In the main time the husband was ready and he was looking for the handkerchief. “I left it here”.   After sometime the wife said “what are you looking for?”

“A handkerchief I left here”,

She said “is it a special handkerchief?”

He said “I came all the way from the camp”

 She said “no wonder, anyway I have already used it.

The husband said “just bring it”.

He took it to the father in the hospital, and the father was healed also.

Every relative of yours, all those people that if anything happen to them it is going to affect your joy.  When you get home lay hands on them and they will be healed in Jesus name.

Thank you father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said you deserve judgment, he said but I will give you grace one more time.

The third joy killer is BARRENNESS.                                          

The Lord said there is someone here tonight; the Lord said there will be many celebrations in your family this year.

Thank you Lord I receive that one, it will be my own in Jesus name.

Barrenness is a joy killer, I mean we just have to face it, it is a joy killer.   Even God hates barrenness. When He saw a fig tree that should produce fruit and it didn’t produce fruit He cursed it.  And if you read in Mark 11 v 12 - 20 you will see that God cursed a fig tree because he didn’t produce a fruit.  In Luke 13v 6-9 he also said that a fig tree that doesn’t produce a tree, He said, cut it down.  He said why is it just cumbering the ground?

In the Mighty name of Jesus Christ, I curse barrenness in your life in Jesus name.

And when you read 1Samuel 1 v1-6 you will see that it doesn’t matter how much a husband may love his wife, once in a while there will be a little bit of sorrow for the wife who has not produce.

 In the Mighty name of Jesus Christ, barrenness will become a stranger to you this year.

And I may tell you one thing even though it supposed to be reserved for later.

The Lord told me that in the Redeemed Christian church of God this year, I must expect at least fourteen thousand children.  At least, fourteen thousand new babies!  That is why I am confident to say; in the name that is above every other name, barrenness will become a stranger; because God has the solution.

He has a solution to barrenness. In Matthew 3v 9 He said God can produce children out of stones.

In Genesis 18 v 9-14 the God of Sarah is still our God today.  The God who said to Sarah "is anything too hard for the Lord?  He is going to show himself mighty on behalf of someone this year in Jesus name.   And if need be; like He did for Abraham, and Sarah if He has to change your name to make you fruitful, it shall be done in Jesus name.

But we are not just talking about him to make you fruitful.  We are talking about you swimming in Joy.

So that He can give you children enough and to spare, in 1Sammuel 2 v 21 the bible says after God gave Samuel to Hannah, he gave her additional five.

In Palms 128 v 1-3 the Bible says your children will surround your table like the olive tree. And so shall it be for somebody here in Jesus name.

I am not sure many of you know about this man; he was asking God for the fruit of the womb and then the wife became pregnant and gave birth to set of twin.  He was happy and rejoicing.   He wasn’t a very rich man but he has waited for God for so long so he was happy.  So the wife got pregnant again and this time she gave birth to triplet. And the man ran away from home.

That is the kind of blessing we are talking about, that will frighten you.

In the Mighty name of Jesus Christ more than enough is what God will give you this year.

Thank you father, the Lord said the greatest sorrow of someone here tonight, is that he is having problem with his eye. The Lord asked me to tell you I will repair the eye.

The Lord said, they said to someone towards the end of last year that your sun is set at last. The Lord ask me to tell you no! You are about to have a new dawn.  


Joy killer number four is BONDAGE.

There is nobody who can be in bondage and be happy. No matter how hard a prisoner tries to be happy, the fact that his movements are controlled will bring him sorrow.  And God knows this. In



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