SIGNS AND WONDERS 1st of April, 2022

APRIL HOLY GHOST SERVICE

THEME: SIGNS AND WONDERS

1ST APRIL, 2022.

BY: E.A ADEBOYE

Well, let us lift our hands to the most High God and bless His holy name. 

Let us give Him glory, let us give Him honour, let us give Him adoration,

Worship the King of kings, worship the Lord of lords; worship the I AM THAT I AM, the Unchangeable changer,

Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration, bless Him who reigns forever

Give Him glory for all He has done for you since the beginning of this year,

Praise His holy name for what He did for you in January; magnify His holy name for what He did for you in February; glorify His holy name for what He did for you last month,

Bless His holy name.

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

Praise Him for what He is going to do for you tonight,

Praise Him for what He will do for you this month.

Magnify His holy name for all the wonderful testimonies we have heard because your own testimony is going to be bigger and better and greater,

Praise His holy name.

Worship the King of kings, the Lord of lords.

Praise Him.

There is no one like Him, He is our Father, our Redeemer, our Healing, our Provider, our Promoter, our All in All.

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

He is worthy, worthy to be praised.

Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

I have a Father,

Almighty Father,

He is King of kings and Lords

I have a Father.

Hallelujah

 

I have a Father,

Almighty Father,

He is King of kings and Lords

I have a Father.

 

Hallelujah

 

I have a Father,

Almighty Father,

He is King of kings and Lords

I have a Father.

Father of fathers, the Father of all mothers, the Father of all children, the Savior of the whole world, the One who can do what nobody else can do, the God of miracles, signs, and wonders, glory be to Your holy name, Father accept our worship in Jesus’ name.

Thank You for what You did in January, thank You for what You did in February, thank You especially for what You did last month, thank You for what You about to do today, please accept our thanks in Jesus’ name.

In a very special way Lord God Almighty, in all our lives let there be miracles, let there be signs, let there be wonders, and let just Your name be glorified.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Well, let someone shout hallelujah.

God bless you, you may please be seated.

You may turn to your right and to your left and prophesy to your neighbour and say God will send you signs and wonders tonight.

Our text is Isaiah chapter 8 verse 18:

18Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.

My son who spoke before me had already define signs and wonders beautifully.

I will just want to define signs and wonders in the language of market woman; the language that even illiterate will understand.

Signs simply means prove, evidence.

In 2Kings chapter 20 verse 1 to 11, when God told Hezekiah that he will live and not die, …

And I decree tonight to all the children, including myself, you shall live and you will not die.

…Hezekiah requested from the prophet, give me a sign – give me an evidence, give me a prove, that like You have said I am going to live for fifteen years.

And then God gave him a sign and the son went backward instead of forward for a certain period of time.

What is a wonder?

A wonder, like somebody said, is that which causes you to wonder.

A wonder is that which causes you to open your mouth wide involuntarily and find it difficult to close.

A wonder is a happening beyond expectation, beyond imagination.

Like in Daniel chapter 6 verse 19 to 27, tells us that a man spent a night in the den of hungry lions and came out alive – that is a wonder.

In testimonies we heard tonight there are many wonders:

A woman had been barren for thirty-two years and God answered her, that is a wonder.

A boy spent fifteen minutes, a child spent (is it fifteen or thirty minutes?) thirty minutes in side a river, could not be reached, but the ocean vomited the child, that is a wonder.

You see, I am beginning again to sense that because so many great miracles are happening among us we are no longer paying too much attention to them.

I don’t know how anybody could hear some of these testimonies and remain seated; when you see what only the Almighty God can do.

If you stay in the river for five minutes you are supposed to die, and a boy was there for thirty minutes, a woman was barren for thirty-two years; somebody touch the dress that somebody else wore and miracles began to happen; why don’t shout hallelujah to God.

You will receive your own wonder tonight.

Please be seated, God bless you.

Children are proves, evidence that God is a miracle-working God, that God is a covenant keeping God, that God is a defender of the defenseless, that God is a burden bearer and we can go on and on.

When they brought little children to Him and some people were driving away the children, and the children were defenseless, it was adult saying get away from here, and Jesus turn round by rebuking those people and say hey, leave the little ones alone, bring them close to Me.

He defended them.

The Defender of the defenseless will defend somebody here tonight.

He carried them in His arms.

God is a Carrier, He can carry you, carry your burden; He can carry you and carry your sorrow; He can carry you and carry your problems, provided you can make yourself as little as a child.

God is carrier, children is evidence.

When I lost my son last year and I was deeply in sorrow, I got a text from one of my daughters that suddenly turn tide, and what she wrote was simply this: Daddy let God carry you.

That change everything.

Is anybody here tonight with any problem? May the Almighty God carry you.

Not only did He carry them, He laid His hand on them gently, as a sign of love.

Children are evidence that God is a God of love, and we know that if He loves you, you will become more than a conqueror.

I have always say this and when I say this people argue with me, God loves me more than anybody else.

Do you agree?

I know you won’t agree.

When I tell you God loves me more than you, what do you reply?

Which means we all agree He loves us, and if He loves us, we are more than conquerors.

From children we see the evidence that it does not matter the forces against us we shall overcome.

How many conquerors are here today?

Let me hear you shout triumphantly.

But tonight, because I want to be brief, I want to look at some children in the Bible that are clearly signs from God.

Let me start with Isaac:

Isaac is a sign, is an evidence that God can reverse the irreversible.

Why?

Because by the time conceived him, the mother womb had already died –

Genesis 21 from verse 1 to 7 - Sarah said, who would have believed that Sarah would have a son, and that’s while she called him Isaac – God made me laugh.

I pray for every one of you here tonight, in all your homes there will be constant laughter.

Jacob is a sign that God can love you even before you are born.

Romans chapter 9 from verse 10 to 13, the Bible tells us that before Jacob was born, God had already said: Jacob I love – loved before he was born.

Joseph is a sign that when God gives you are dream that the dream no matter how ridiculous, the dream will come to pass.

In Genesis 37 from verse 5 to 11, Joseph had a set of dreams:

The first dream, he saw all his brother coming to bow down before him, it was a very ridiculous dream, particularly when you follow the history: how he was sold into slavery, how he ended up in prison, how the people he thought will help him forgot him,

But in Genesis chapter 50 from verse 15 to 22, the Bible says when his father died, all his brother came, fell down before him, and said we are your servants.

Let me use the language of my children, I decree and declare, (I think one of these days I will ask where they got that declare from), in my own case I simply decree in the Name that is above every other name, every dream had given you will come to pass.

Samuel, he is evidence that out of a barren womb can come a prophet.

1Samuel chapter 3 from verse 19 to 20, the child Samuel grew and the Lord was with him, and did not allow any of his word to fall to the ground, and the whole nation new that Samuel had been raised up to be a prophet in Israel.

Not only did he become a prophet he became a king maker, the first king maker in Israel – 1Samuel chapter 10 verse 1, all the way to 25.

Out of a barren can come a prophet, can come a king maker.

I believe very firmly that of the people here gathered, somebody is going to raise up and become a prophet.

I am trying to be quick.

John the Baptist is an evidence that a child can be a late comer, you don’t have to be first born,

Oh, God has a special place for first born, John the Baptist was first born, but the parents were old.

But according to Matthew 11 verse 11, the Bible tells us, coming from the mouth of Jesus Himself that of all men born of women, there has never been risen greater than John the Baptist.

You can be a late comer into the world that does not mean you will end little.

As a matter of fact, I decree concerning all my children, none of you will end small.

Now, let me go to wonder.

God will help to say all that needed to be said as briefly as possible.

 I will just give you two examples of children who are wonders; there are many others.

Samson, you know the story, Judges chapter 13 from verse 1 to 25, …

Haa, thank You Father.

The Lord asked me to tell somebody, He said because of your children I will show you mercy.

..when Samson was to be conceived, an angel came and told the parents, you are about to have a child who is going to deliver nation.

Allow me to decree that among those who are here tonight there would be national leaders.

By the time you read Judges chapter 15 from 11 to 16, you will see a man using the jaw bone of an ass to kill a thousand soldiers of the enemy – that is a wonder.

It is a wonder because if a hundred people rushed at a man, even if he is carrying AK47, he might be able to shoot and kill ten of them before the others will pull him down, but in this case, a thousand people!

Ask yourself a question, what were they looking at, when he was killing them?

It was simply because God wanted to give us an example of a wonder.

Before the end of this year, one of your children will achieve a wonderous feet.

I take another example of a wonder and that would be Mary.

When read Luke chapter 1 from verse 26 to 38, you see a girl receiving a miracle that is unique – a virgin conceiving.

Not only is the miracle unique, it is unique forever.

Oh, there would be testimony of the barren conceiving; testimony of the dead being raised, etcetera, etcetera, but when you hear the testimony today, you will hear another one tomorrow.

We have heard of someone now who was barren thirty-two years, mostly before the end of the year you will hear another one bigger than that

Please say amen to it.

But only once have you ever heard of a virgin conceiving.

Is a wonder of all ages.

I pray for someone here today that the day you share your testimony everybody will stand up and shout. Everybody will say we have never heard this one before.

Who is that fellow going to be?

Your hallelujah should be the loudest.

And then we have children who are a combination, a combination of sign and wonder.

Maybe I will take just two because of time: Solomon

When you read 2Samuel chapter 12 from verse 24 to 25, the Bible says when Solomon was born God loved him – and that is a sign that God can love unconditionally.

You say why?

The father had just committed adultery, the mother was adulteress - adulteress of the worst type, that led to the death of her husband, and then the two of them met and gave birth to a boy, and the Bible says God loved him.

I am sure I have told you before when I got to that passage in the Bible I heard to say to God: Daddy please don’t be angry I am Your son, I just don’t understand this one.

How can you love this fellow?

Then He asked me a question: is your mother the first wife of your father?

I said no more questions, I shut my mouth immediately.

God can love the unlovable.

I know some of you are born angels, some of you have never done anything wrong before, you are holy from the day you were born; Congratulations!

But there are people like me, we were rotten until God found us and saved our souls, and turn us a vessel of honour in His hand.

If there is anybody like that here let me hear you shout hallelujah.

Solomon is a sign that God can love the unlovable.

And he was also a wonder

He was a wonder because when God asked him to ask for something he asked for wisdom.

He was wonder because if this fellow who knows he was not wise – which means he was a bit dull, had enough sense to offer a thousand burnt offering to God, and then when God said what do you want in return, he said just give me wisdom.

And the Almighty God turn round, gave him wisdom, gave him understanding, gave him wealth beyond imagination, gave him peace all the days of his life, gave everything he never asked for - Solomon was a wonder.

There might be one or two wonders here, I am one of them.

I told you before, the day my father bought an umbrella, we celebrated in my family.

I have told you before, for the first eighteen years of my life I had no pair of shoes, but look at me today he shows that when God wants to be wonderful, He can choose anyone.

Is there anybody here today believing that before the end of this month you will become a wonder.

If you are that one let me hear you shout hallelujah.

Solomon, the son of a terrible combination was loved by the time he was born and God turn him to a wonder.

The other fellow that I will mention who is a combination of signs and wonders is the Lord Jesus Himself.

When you look at Luke chapter 1 verse 26 to 37, you know the story, He was born of a virgin,

Oh Lord thank You.

Thank You Father.

Let me say amen to this before I tell you.

Daddy says stars differ from stars in glory; He asked me to tell someone, the glory of your son will be the greatest among the stars.

Jesus was a sign that there is nothing God cannot do.

That is while I thank God for one of the songs that the choir rendered: there is nothing God cannot do.

There is one word that is never found in the dictionary of God and that is the word ‘impossible’.

And those who are close to me and who had been with me for quite a while, you would have discovered that I too don’t want to hear the word impossible.

When we came here, and one young man got born again, and he said I want to bring my friends to the convention and the convention was a week away,

Where am I going to have them?

And the dormitory in those days were like…, like somebody described it, …chicken tents.

Just put some wood into the ground, put roof on top, and build wall up to a meter – that was our dormitory.

How do you keep the mosquitoes?

We just round the thing with mosquito nets.

But he was a big man.

He looked at the dormitory and said no, not me!

I said well, Isagumu is not far away.

And he said must of the programmes will be at night.

I said to him we will build you a house if you bring the money.

He said money is not the problem

Ehen, don’t worry.

I said we will build you a house.

He said, in seven days!

He said that is impossible.

I said, haha, you have mentioned the wrong word.

Seven days later, the house was ready; all the Engineers said no, that house won’t last.

It has no crack from 1983 till now; not a single crack.

When they said, well it is because it is a story building.

Ehen! I say fine, we will show you what God can do.

We built a, not just a bungalow, we will build one that is not a bungalow, and we did it in eighteen days.

They said it cannot be done.

Haa! Go to the school that they call RHS, you will find the building there, no crack all these years.

Is there anything in your life that is looking impossible, as the Lord lives, by the Holy Ghost service of next month, you will share your testimony.

Jesus is a sign that there is nothing impossible with God.

But then of course is a wonder – I don’t need to tell you that.

You have to be a wonder to be able to raise someone who had been dead four days – John 11 verse 39 to 44.

Lazarus had been dead four days, dead and rotten, he spoke a word; He did not go into the tomb, He did not lay hands on him, He just called him out – spoke a word, and the dead came out, completely alive.

I speak a word to your life, right now, everything good in your life that the devil had killed will come back to life today.

Jesus is a wonder; He was submissive to death.

He said in John chapter 10 from verse 15 to 18, said nobody took My live from Me, I laid it down of MY own accord, because MY Father loves me – that is a wonder.

He is a wonder because He got the name that is above every other name – the greatest name of all – Philippians chapter 2 from verse 5 to 11.

Haa! Thank You Father.

I Lord asks me to tell someone (and I think I will love to say amen to this also), the Lord asked me to tell someone, He said don’t worry your labour over your children will now be in vain.

Now, the text we read said, I and my children, before he mentioned the children, he mentioned the parents…

Oh, thank You again Lord.

The Lord said the fellow concerned with this particular one will understand. He asked me to tell you, don’t worry, I will rebuild.

I, I and my children –

Let us look at maybe just one parent who was a sign and a wonder before his children followed in his foot step - I will take only David.

David was a sign or shall I say he is a sign that when God decides to promote you, it will be without an end.

God can promote you continuously forever.

In 1Samuel chapter 16 verse 11 to 13, you know the story, Samuel came to Jesse’s house to anoint a king, nobody even remembers to call David forward but God has decided this is My king, so he asked to bring him from the bush.

You know some people never think you can become anything but in the Name that is above every other name, you will shock them.

And then we move on to 2Samuel chapter 2 from verse 1 to 4, David became king over Judah.

Then we moved on to 2Samuel chapter 5 verse 1 to 3, David became king over the world nation of Israel.

And then we moved on to Mark chapter 10 verse 46 to 52, the Bible says Bartimaeus said Jesus, thou son of David.

David moved from being a king among his own brethren to becoming a king over Judah, to becoming king over Israel, to becoming of the father of the King of kings.

Your promotion begins tonight, and it will continue steadily until we see Jesus in glory.

Was David a wonder?

You all know; you know the boy, who use a catarrh port to kill Goliath,

In the cave of Adullam, he was captain over handful of vaganbor and turn them to mighty men.

David was a sign and a wonder.

No wonder that Solomon coming after him became a sign and a wonder.

But then don’t let me spend much time, I think you have already have enough because I don’t want the children to sleep before we got to them.

There are two kind of signs and two kinds of wonders, and I think I have shared that with you before: Good wonders and Evil wonders.

That is while the Bible started by saying and ‘I’ and then ‘my children’.

Meaning, if I am good sign and good wonder, then my children will also be good signs and good wonders.

Let us take example of Abraham:

Genesis chapter 18 verse 17 to 19, God said, can I hide anything from Abraham? Knowing that this man is going to guide his children in the way of the Lord.

Abraham was a good sign, a sign that the Almighty God can reverse the irreversible that He can make the old young again.

Abraham is a sign that God is faithful that when he promises He will fulfill it.

Abraham was a wonder, and you what to know how wondrous he is?

Read Genesis chapter 14 and you will see when the enemy captured his relative Lot, his servants alone were enough to form an Army that rescued his brother from those who captured him.

Abraham was not just a sign; he was a wonder.

And then you will notice what then followed in Genesis 22 from verse 1 to 18 because Abraham was a sign and a wonder, he trained Isaac in the way of the Lord.

When God say go and offer Isaac as a burnt offering unto Me, on the way, it was Isaac who reminded his father: Daddy we cannot go to worship God without an offering, where is the Lamb?

You know the rest of the story.

At the end of the day, God said Abraham in blessing I will bless you, but as far as your children are concern, I will multiply.

When the father is good sign and good wonder, the children will automatically become good signs and good wonder.

Why?

Because when you train a child in the way he should go, when he is old, he won’t depart.

There is another side of the story, and consider Gahazi.

In 2Kings chapter 5 from verse 20 to 25, Gahazi saw that is master was more interested in miracles signs and wonders, in being a vessel unto honour in the hand of God than the money, but he was not interests.

Gahazi is a sign that it is possible for somebody to be sleeping and waking up with miracles and may not be interested at all.

Gahazi is a sign that will see in many many people that call themselves servant of the most high God who had in it for nothing other than money – as it was then, it is now.

And he became a wonder, he became a wonder because instead of getting double portion of anointing, he got leprosy; and the Bible says the leprosy came on him immediately as soon as the master finish speaking, he became a wonder.

One moment he was going into the presence of his master; second moment he was coming out covered in leprosy.

And then, the Bible now says, the man of God says the leprosy of Naaman will cleave unto Gahazi and his seed forever.

Who you are plays a great role in what your children will become.

If you are good sign and wonders, your children will become good signs and wonders.

If you are an evil sign and wonder, God have mercy on your children.

Unless God infinite mercy comes in through another means and get those children born-again, in spite of you, so that they will become a brand-new creature, so that they join the family of God, they will have problem.

Before many of us met the Lord, we were suffering under curses that had been place of grandfathers and grandmothers of great great ones; but God in His infinite mercy showed us a way to salvation, and we left that line and move into the line of Jesus Christ.

So, I am appealing to those of us who are parents here tonight, if you know you are still leaving in sin, for the sake of your children, even if it not for your own sake, for the sake of your children, come and give your life to Jesus Christ,

Let His blood wash away your sins so that any evil curse that you have inherited or evil curses that you might want to pass unto your children might be wiped away by the blood of the Lamb.

And as for you children, if you are old enough to understand what I am saying, even if your parents don’t want to give their life to Jesus, come and give your own life so that you can leave the line of sickness, of sorrow, of failure, of frustration, of almost succeeding and failing, it depends on the link that you have.

Parents for the sake of your children, if you have not given your life come and do so.

Children if you are old enough to do so even if your parents are not willing to give their lives, come and give your own.

The Bible says if you are in Christ, you become a brand-new creature, then old things can pass away, and all things can become new.

That is while the Almighty God said something in Deuteronomy 30 verse 19 to 20, He said I am calling heaven and earth to bear witness that I set before you blessing and curses, life and death, He said choose life that you and your children may live.

Your chose will determine what will happen to your children.

So, I am going to count from one to ten, come and stand before the altar and cry to Jesus Christ for the salvation of your soul, and we will pray and God will save your soul, and you have a brand new beginning.

I am counting now:

One, two, three,

Well, those of you who are clapping, thank you, but remember Jesus is not begging you to clap. So, if you want to clap you clap; if you don’t want to clap, you don’t have to worry, He has enough people clapping for Him all over the world.

Four, five

Hurry up, hurry up, this is a great day of decision, if you are a child of the Living God, your children will end up well.

If you refuse Christ, God have mercy on your children.

Six,

And if children understand what it means, if there is a curse on the family and you don’t get out of that line, it is likely to flow over to you, but you can break lose and begin a new line.

Seven,

I decree that those who are clapping today will always have something to clap about.

Eight,

I can see some of you very far away keep coming, keep coming, the Almighty God will honour your decision today, He will have mercy, He will have mercy.

Praise Him as the people are coming, they are coming from all over. Glory be to God.

Nine,

Those of you who are already in front, and those of you who are on the way, cry to Jesus Christ and say please have mercy on me, I want to be for a good sign and for a good wonder; save my soul, let Your blood wash away my sins; Lord God Almighty I want to be for signs and wonders, as well as my children after me. Save my soul Lord, forgive me, let Your blood wash away every sin in my life.

Go ahead, cry to God.

Those of you on the way, just keep coming, you are not late yet, just make sure you get here before I pray. Keep coming, keep coming.

The rest of us let us stretch our hands towards these people and intercede for them that the Almighty God will have mercy on each and every one of them, and wash them clean with His precious blood so that there will be nothing at all to stand between them and the miracles signs and wonders of God.

Those of you on the way you have to hurry up now because I want to pray for salvation, but just keep coming, I know some of you are coming from distance; just keep coming.

Thank You Father. Thank You Almighty.

Yes, hurry up, hurry up, hurry up; keep coming, keep coming.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Father Almighty we want to give You glory and honour for Your word, and thank You for all these people who has responded to the altar call, Father, please receive them, have mercy on them, forgive all their sins, let Your blood wash away their sins, save their souls oh Lord, and receive them into the family of God; every curse in their family, Lord, keep far away from them; and from this moment onward, anytime they call on you, answer them by fire, and let them from today become people who are for signs and wonders.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Praised the Lord.

I want to rejoice with those of us who have come forward, I want to assure you by the grace of God I will keep on praying for you.

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

If you turn to your left, you will see somebody there carrying a placard, follow him, he will take you to where some pastors are waiting, and they will collect the information that I need and they will bring you back very quick.

God bless you. 

Thank you.

You may want to write down your prayer points.

Number one: you want to thank the Almighty God for children, very precious people. Just thank God for every child.

And then number two you want to ask the Almighty God that those who don’t have children yet that God will remember them tonight so that by this time next year they will bring their own children too.

And then number three, you are going to ask God: if there is any curse in my family that is still destroying the family that the Almighty God in His mercy will terminate it tonight; that God will help you to bring salvation to all the family so that the curses upon the family could be terminated.

Number four: pray that God will turn you to a sign to a generation, and a wonder to the world.

And then finally, you ask God to turn your children, if you have any, to signs and wonders. If you don’t have children yet, then you pray the prayer for your brothers and sisters that God will turn your brothers and sisters to signs and wonders.

The prayer will be for just fifteen minutes.

If you have children with you, you do your praying where you are seated so you don’t become separated from your children.

But you have did not bring your children, you just came as an adult on your own, the altar is open, and for fifteen, you can come: praise God, pray for the barren, ask that generation of curses in your family be terminated, and God will help you bring salvation to every member of your family, and God will turn to you to signs to your generation, wonders to the world, and do the same thing for your children, brothers and sisters.

Fifteen minutes only, so pray with all your heart.

Thank You Jesus.

Thank You Father.

Let us begin to bring our prayers to close.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

The Almighty God will grant your request. All those who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb, by this time next year, your children will be here too. And in all our families where generational curses is still ravaging, there will be an end tonight. And the Almighty God who saved our souls, in His infinity mercy, He will empower to bring salvation to our entire family. He will turn each and every one of us to signs and wonders. We will be signs to our generation, and wonders to the world. He will do the same for our children and our grandchildren and great grandchildren; He will do the same for our brothers, and our sisters, and all our relatives. Before the end of this month there will be something in our lives that is going to be a wonder – a good wonder to the world. So shall it be.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Praise the Lord.

Pastor E. A. Adeboye
 
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