THE JOY OF THE LORD 4th of March, 2022

MARCH HOLY GHOST SERVICE

THEME: THE JOY OF THE LORD

MARCH 4TH, 2022.

BY: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE

Well, while don’t you lift your hands to the most High God and begin to bless His holy name. 

Give Him glory, give Him honour, give adoration,

Bless the King of kings, bless the Lord of lords, bless the Ancient of days,

Worship Him,

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

Bless Him, bless Him,

He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, magnify His holy name.

Thank You Father.

Thank You Lord.

In Jesus mighty name we worshipped.

I am serving the God of miracle

I know, yes, I know

I am serving the God of miracle

I know, yes, I know.

 

What about you?

 

I am serving the God of miracles

I know, yes, I know

I am serving the God of miracles

I know, yes, I know.

Hallelujah

 

I am serving the God of miracles

I know, yes, I know

I am serving the God of miracles

I know, yes, I know.

Alpha, Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the One who is, the One who was, the One who is to come, the Almighty; Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, Ancient of days, the I AM THAT I AM, the One who never grows old, the Unchangeable changer, glory be to Your holy name; Father, glory be to Your holy name; Almighty God glory be to Your holy name; accept our worship in Jesus’ name.

Tonight, like never before visit Your children, baptized us in Joy, do what You alone can do, at the end of it all just take all the glory, and give us the blessing.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Well, let somebody shout hallelujah.

Shake hands with one or two people and say: good evening, God bless you.

And then, you may be seated.

Let somebody shout hallelujah.

Tonight, is a night of joy, and my Daddy told me to tell you that for the next two hours, forget your position and became like a child, because the miracles of tonight are for children.

Children, with faith like children, with praises like children, with trust like children, with the simplicity of children.

Let me confess to you, I don’t know exactly all that God wants to do tonight, but He kept on hammering it as I was praying: tell your people, just for two hours, forget who you are, become children, and the kind of miracles only children can get, will be made available to them.

So, if as we go along, if He asked you to do something childish, I beg you do it.

I don’t know the details, that is while I am child anyway; I will just come, stand before you, I would have prepared my notes, but then He keeps on interrupting here and there, and I enjoyed it.

I beg you please tonight, this night is too important to missed; be like a child!

Do I hear your amen to that?

I have some good news, all our member in Ukraine is save.

I have some good news, in the prayer, I asked God for eight thousand instant healing tonight; and my Daddy said to me: Son, what has happened to you? Why is your faith so low?

He said when you call out those who had been healed tonight, they will come like a river.

Get ready for your healing, there will be no shaking, there will be no jumping up and down, it is already happening.

He also told me, that this month of March 2022, eight thousand barren who women will conceived.

And He said in addition, by December of this year, the barren that would have conceived as a result of tonight’s meeting would have been eighty thousand.

I am sure you are not in a hurry tonight.

I think it was 1951 that a Bishop came to visit Ifewara and as a result of what happen that period, when I got home, I told my mother that when I grow up, I am going to be a Bishop.

Thirty years later I became General Overseer (I am going somewhere).

In 1985, I went to South Korea, and I went to a mountain, a prayer mountain, people came all over the world to pray there and I said God, one there is going to be a prayer mountain in Nigeria, where people will come all over the world to pray.

Thirty years later, God opened Mount Carmel, prayer mountain in Ifewara.

Today, people come from all over the world to pray there because unbelievable miracles are happening there.

Then about two weeks ago, God reminded me of something of what happened about forty years ago, I preached a sermon at camp Yung, Ede, and the title of the sermon was: the fourth dimension.

All of a sudden, God just said, my Son, you remember the sermon you preached about the Fourth Dimension.

Of course, I have forgotten, so, I began to contact those who were there then; please do you have the tape?

They could not find the tape.

I had to go to Papa, You never forget, will You tell me what is special about that particular sermon?

He said during that sermon you prophesied that a day will come, a lot of people will gather, and you will come out from your prayer and they will all have their special request, and you will just wave your hand and their request will be granted.

And Daddy said to me, tonight, there will be fulfilment.

Do I hear somebody shout hallelujah?

Alright!

I won’t be long; if introduction is long, it means the sermon itself won’t be long because my children had already done a lot of speed work for me, particularly yesterday, today –

The Evangelist started it, and the Bishop crowned it – glory be to God.

And before I forget, I think we should give the Lord a big round over-plause for the choir, you are the best, in the whole world there is no choir like this.

Nehemiah chapter 8 verse 10:

10Then he said unto them, go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

Whenever any man is successful, people will want to find out, what is your secret? How come you are also successful?

But one of the things that my Daddy wants me to tell you is that nobody will be able to explain your success.

My children have told us particularly yesterday that joy is not the same thing as happiness; that happiness is what you get when you get something, but joy has relatives, and one of the relatives is called gladness.

Psalm 122 verse 1 says I was glad when they say let us go into the house Lord.

My children have told you the joy we are talking about has nothing to do wealth because riches don’t satisfy - Ecclesiastes chapter 5 verse 10,

And the say same way in 1Timothy chapter 6 verse 7, made it clear, we brought nothing into this world, we not going to take anything out.

The joy we are talking about has nothing to do with greatness, or popularity –

Jeremiah chapter 35 verse 5 warns you that you don’t seek great things for yourself; don’t seek popularity, because it does not last.

This joy we are talking about is the Joy of the Lord.

As briefly as possible, I just want to add to what all those great ones who had spoken before me had said.

The categories of Joy and the strength that will produces because joy produces strength.

The joy of the Lord is your strength and strength is the ability to do work – ability to do whatever you want to do.

So, we start with REGULAR JOY, I don’t want to call it ordinary joy that is while I called it regular.

You are supposed to have a dose of it every morning – Psalm 30 verse 5 – weeping may endure for a night, joy cometh in the morning

You need a dose of joy every morning because without that dose of joy, you won’t even have strength to do normal things.

If you have seen people who suffer depression, real depression, you just find out they just lie down helplessly.

You know what, they don’t even want to go to the toilet.

Thank God, the Bishop had already dealt with that.

Because in the Name that is above every other name, depression will become a stranger to you.

When you get regular joy, you have the ability to do regular things.

You will be able to take your bath, go to your place of work, etcetera etcetera.

Now, joy produces strength, and one of the ways of getting joy is through hearing good news.

Psalm 51 verse 8, says, make me to hear joy and gladness, that the bones You have broken may rejoice.

In Nehemiah chapter 2 verse 17 to 18, it is until the Elders of Israel had good news that their heart became strengthened to build the wall of Jerusalem.

And in the Name that is above every other name, somebody is going to here good news today.

I gave a simple illustration about how good news can bring strength.

Some years ago, I told a funny story of a brother will decided to call brother Joe, came back from work, extremely tired, the brother greeted him, and said you are welcome, your food is on the table.

He said, Mama, I am too tired to eat, I going to bed straight away.

As soon as he got in, a girl, Elizabeth by name that is proposing to marry came in, and greeted the mother and said I want to see Joe.

Mama said Joe is too tired.

While they were talking, Joe had the voice of Elizabeth, he jumped out of bed, Elizabeth you are here!

I am here.

Why are you here?

I just come to see you.

Ok, seat down.

Joe went to Mama, what can I do to entertain Lizzy?

Mama said there is rice if you can cook.

Haa, I will cook.

Mama, said Joe! I thought you are too tired even to eat!

Joe, said, Mama you don’t understand.

There is somebody here tonight who will hear good news tonight.

Write it down as your prayer point number one and say: Father, speak to me tonight directly. Let me hear good news tonight Lord.

That will be your prayer point number one.

And then there is something better than joy and that is GREAT JOY.

When you read Luke chapter 2 from verse 8 to 16, when the Bible was telling us the story of the birth of Jesus Christ, He told us how the angel visited the Shepherd at night, the angel said I brought you good tidings of great joy.

Psalm 21 from 1 to 8, tells us that great joy produces great strength, it gives you the ability to do great things.

Regular joy can give you enough strength to walk; but great joy will give you the ability to run and to fly.

For example, in Acts chapter 3 from verse 1 to 8, when the lame man by the Beautiful gate got a spectacular miracle, he was able not only to walk, he was leaping, jumping, and praising God.

There is somebody here today, before we finish, you not going to walk out of here, you will be jumping all over the place.

When you have this thing called great joy, you will be able to do everything your heart desire to do for God.

I remember when we started at this camp, and we were building the camp, and with the great joy we heard that at long last this is our own camp, we did things that so much people we call impossible,

We built a house, from foundation to roofing to plastering to painting to furnishing in seven days.

I was supervising everything 24/7, there was no tiredness, there is something called great joy.

And as the Lord lives, there is somebody who is going to experience great joy tonight.

 I want you to put down as your prayer number two and say: Father, give me great joy that will produce the ability to do whatever I want to do for You without any delay.

There are many at times you want to do things for God but you cannot do it, well, that is going to end tonight.

And then there is something that is greater or better than great joy, it is called EXCEEDING GREAT JOY.

Something better than joy is called exceeding great joy.

In Matthew chapter 2, you can read from verse 1 to 10, the Bible spoke about the wise who came to see the Lord Jesus Christ, they said when they finally got to where He was, they rejoice with exceeding great joy.

Exceeding great joy gives you exceeding great strength; it gives you the ability to go far beyond the ordinary.

For example, the first I read Deuteronomy chapter 28 from verse 1 to 13, and I read that the Almighty God made a promise that a man can get do blessed that he will be lending to nations and he will never borrow, that day I said amen with all my heart.

And I want to decree in to the live of someone, as the Lord lives, a day is coming when you will go to the Head of State and say how much is my country owing because I want to pay it off.

Is anybody here who is bold enough to say amen to that.

Today by the grace of God, the Redeemed Christ Church of God is in more than one-ninety nations of the world,

Some people called Nigeria poor but from Nigeria, missionaries are all over the world, financed by Nigeria,

We are lending to nations.

I am saying it one more time, there is somebody listening to me now, one day, you will lend to nations.

Exceeding great joy, …

Thank You Daddy.

You know God heard you when you say amen.

Because He asked me to tell someone, anyone who complains when I begin to promote you, will lose whatever he has.

Exceeding great joy gives you the ability to do exceeding great things.

In Acts of the Apostles chapter 5 verse 14 to 16, spoke about great miracles wrought by the hands of the Apostles, but he went further to say that in the case of Peter, his shadow began to heal the sick.

I don’t know who this one is for, but do you know that before the end of this month, anyone who stumble onto you will have a miracle.

You heard the testimony of my son from America, got handkerchief anointed here, took it home, missed it with several other handkerchiefs, gave one to his daughter, and said you are far away from where the sick fellow his, just put the handkerchiefs next to your phone and pray.

And anoint travelled through the phone, and heal somebody that the Doctors said there is nothing more we can do.

I have good news for you, very soon, with your own handkerchief you will raise the dead.

Put this down as you prayer point number three and say: Father, please make a channel of exceeding great joy. Make me a channel through which that exceeding joy will be flowing.

And there is something greater than exceeding great joy…

Oh thank You Father.

I believe this is for me so I say yes Lord before I tell you.

The Lord says before the sun rises, I will give you a taste of My Almightiness.

For us to fully understand Joy Unspeakable, because joy is opposite of sorrow, there is sorrow unspeakable.

In Job chapter 3 from verse 11 to 13…

Thank You Father.

I told you He may asked us to do some childish things, may we kindly stand up and with all your strength, and I mean with all your strength, I want you to shout (I will tell you what to shout); with all your strength, I want you to shout Lazarus come forth.

Thank You Lord.

Amen.

Daddy asked me to tell you, because you shouted, every opportunity you have lost in life will begin to return to you.

Please be seated.

I was talking about sorrow unspeakable

When you read Job chapter 3 from verse 11 to 13, the Bible tells us that when the friends of Job came to see him, they sat down for seven days and seven night, unable to say word.

I decree in the Name that is above every other Name, sorrow will never come to your house again.

And because there is sorrow unspeakable, there is joy unspeakable.

1Peter chapter 1 verse 3 to 8, talks about joy unspeakable.

Joy unspeakable produces strength unspeakable; it produces ability to do things unspeakable,

It gives you the ability to perform miracles that is difficult to testify about.

Psalm 126 verse 1, talks about what happen when the Lord turns the captivity of Zion, he said we were like them that dream.

You know there are miracles that happen that after a long time you will still think you are dreaming.

There are some testimonies you are even afraid to share because they won’t believe you.

In Acts chapter 19 …

Daddy says there is someone listening to me, up till now, your testimony is about what God had done for you, He said from now on, your testimony will be what God had done through you.

Miracles you find difficult to share the testimony.

If Joshua were to tell some people, I stopped the sun for almost a day; I told the moon to stay where it was, some of his friends will laugh at him.

I have had some experiences when I was younger in the Lord, when I share the testimonies, my brothers will laugh at me; so, when I grow up there discover that there are some testimonies just keep to yourself.

Some of you will remember the testimony of a young man:

His aunty died and he was working here in Lagos; they embalmed the aunty, and before he could get permission to go home it was eleven days.

He got home, enter the room the woman laid; the woman had a little child; he carried the little child and went into the room; he took one of the handkerchiefs that we have anointed on, and laid it on the corpse, prayed, and the little child was crying: mama get up, mama get up

And nothing happened; and the boy was not real expecting anything to happen anyway but just trying his faith; very sadly he turned.

As he got to the door, he heard a sound behind him and turned, and aunty was seating upright.

When he shared testimony, I can see that many of you don’t even believe it now, a lot did not believe but it was true.

I have good news for somebody, very very soon, you will have testimony that you will be afraid to share.

So, write down your prayer point number four and say: Father, give me a testimony so big that it will be difficult to share. Give me a miracle, testimonies that it will be difficult to share.

And then there is something…

Glory be to God.

I told you He might ask us to do some childish things tonight.

Daddy says in Exodus chapter 4 when I asked Moses to throw down his rod and he did, and it became a serpent and I asked him to pick the serpent up,

When he bent down to touch the serpent, his hand touched the floor, by the time he got up, it was not Moses who bent down got up.

From the moment he touched the floor, he was never afraid of anybody again; from the moment onward, whatever he touched prosper; when he lifted up that hand the Amalekites were defeated; when he lifted that hand, the Red Sea parted, and so on.

Will you be childish enough just to bend down and touch the floor and say Lord, my hand has come in contact with Your holy ground, from now on, whatever I touch let it prosper.

Let us stand up and shout a big hallelujah to God.

Have the faith of a child, by the end of this month, when you come for the next Hoy Ghost service, you will already be dancing for joy.

So, I hope you have written down your prayer point number four? – Father, give me a miracle so big that I will be afraid to share the testimony.

That brings me to the last one that I want to share tonight because we are going to pray tonight – you are going to pray and there is going to be one or two special ministrations before we go.

Oh thank You Daddy.

Again I want to say amen to this before I tell you.

Daddy asks me to tell someone, as long as there is water in the ocean, your anointing will not run dry.

Please be seated.

There is something more or greater than joy unspeakable and that is EVERLASTING JOY.

No matter how great your joy may be, is not good enough if it is temporary.

In Job chapter 20 …

Haa, thank You Daddy.

Daddy says there is someone here, you have always wondered what is a miracle like, He say I will give you one very soon.

Oh Lord I want to say amen to this one.

Daddy says that there is someone listening to me, He said He will send you two destiny helpers – He said only two – and they will be more than sufficient.

In Job chapter 20 verse 4 to 5, the Bible says the triumph of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite is for a moment.

What is the use of joy if it does not last?

But the Bible tells us that it is possible for joy to last forever.

You see, when a man goes on a journey, there are three possibilities, either he never returns from the journey, like Goliath for example – he went on a journey, he never came back because he lost his head.

Another possibility is to return with sorrow –

Ruth chapter 1 from verse 19 to 21, when Naomi said don’t call me Naomi, call me Marah because there is nothing to rejoice about.

But it is possible to return on a journey with everlasting joy.

Now I know!

I think I will tell you a little story to help you do what God wants you to do next.

One of my daughters turns fifty and oh it was wonderful.

After all the celebrations, she said to me, Daddy if I heard know that being fifty will be this sweet, I would have become fifty sooner.

So, I said how will you do that?

I will just go to the newspaper and put an advertisement that I made a mistake concerning my date of birth; if I had changed my date of birth, I would have become fifty earlier.

So, I too do not know that being Eighty will be so sweet, seeing all the love that you have shown me, and I don’t want to become eighty earlier, I want to become eighty again.

So maybe in about six months’ time you will read in the newspaper that I would say I was not but in 1942 but 1943, so you can celebrate another eighty.

I told you that story because God asked me to tell you, laugh; laugh oo, laugh.

Thank You Lord.

Amen.

Daddy asked me to tell you, to tell someone, who just laughed that for every day of sorrow you have known, I will give you months of laughter in replacement.

Now, go ahead and laugh. I think you can laugh now.

Thank You Daddy.

Amen.

Isaiah chapter 51 verse 11 …

Even though this for me, I will claim it for all of you.

The Lord said when you compare where you are now to where I AM taking you, it will be as if you are in the wilderness now; and He tells me to add, the days of wilderness are over.

So, Isaiah 51 verse 11 says the redeemed of the Lord shall return and come with singing into Zion, an everlasting joy shall be upon their heads.

Who are those who will have everlasting Joy?

He said it clearly, the Redeemed.

So, you can put it down as your prayer point number five: know that I am Your child, I am redeemed, let me be a partaker of Your everlasting joy.

I am going to stop there; there are other things God wants to do but I need to get out of his way so He can do some of them.

But just in case there is anyone here, probably you came late, you are not around when they made the first altar call and you are not sure of your salvation, you are not sure you have been redeemed, only the Redeemed will have the share of the everlasting joy.

So, if you want to surrender your life to Jesus, you want Him to Redeem you, you want His blood to wash away your sin, I will count from one to ten and I won’t be slow. If you want to give your life to Jesus, before I say ten, make sure you are standing before me, come and stand before the altar, in the old arena, in your various viewing centers.

I am counting now,

One, two, three, four,

If you are coming from afar, just keep coming, keep coming,

Five, six,

Only the Redeemed will return with everlasting joy upon their head.

Seven, eight, nine,

Now, begin to pray those of you who are already here and those on the way. Cry unto Jesus Christ, blessed Redeemer, redeem my soul, save my soul oh Lord, let Your blood wash away my sin, I want to be one of the Redeemed of the Lord, please wash me clean, write my name in the book of life, I want to be a partaker of everlasting joy.

Go ahead talk to Him.

The rest of us stretch your hands towards this our new sisters and brothers, and intercede for them and the Almighty God will save their souls that He will forgive all their sins. Pray for them. Pray for them.

Anyone still coming, please hurry up, because I am about to pray for salvation now.

Oh thank You my Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Almighty God I want to thank You; I want to thank You for Your word, I thank You for this people who have come forward to surrender their lives to You, please receive them, forgive all their sins, let Your blood wash them clean, write their names in the book of life, let them become the redeemed of the Lord and please uphold them till the end, don’t let them backslide.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Now, those of you who have just come forward let me hear you shout hallelujah.

I rejoice with you because from now on by the grace of God I will be praying for you; but I will need your names, I will need your address and your prayer request.

So, if you turn to your left there should somebody there holding up a placard, follow him, he will take you to where some pastors are waiting for you over there; they will collect all the information that I need and bring you back quickly. God bless you.

Let us clap for the Lord as they are going.

Are you tired of clapping?

Thank You Father.

The Lord asked me to tell someone in particular, the Doctors will not be able to explain your healing.

He also asks me to tell someone this, that you came here tonight with some charms, He asked me to tell you that the charms are already neutralized, but that if you don’t get rid of it quickly, they will become like spiritual snakes biting you.

So, I want to advise you wherever you are; you know, there are some big baskets in front, I understand they put them there for anyone who may want to give a gift to the General Overseer, so you can pretend you want to give the General Overseer something and drop that thing in the basket.

Now, it is time to pray.

If someone were to tell you that everything that you prayed about here today will be answered, will you pray with all your strength.

Now, you have written down five prayer points, you are going to add two more:

One, will be praising God – you will start with that – thank Him for whatever He has already done for you,

And then you add the five that you have written down,

And then you put as number seven whatever you want as your personal request.

I wish I could give you an hour to pray but we are running out of time.

The altar is open, as many of you that can find a space, I think I will give you fifteen minutes to cry unto God.

This is a night that you will never never never forget.

Let us go ahead and talk to the Lord.

Thank You Father.

Let us begin to bring our prayer to a close.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

The Almighty god will grant your request. You will hear good news. Everything your heart desire to do for God it will be easy for you. You will be a channel of exceeding great joy. Miracles that are difficult to share, God will give to you. You will make it to heaven. You will end well; you will end strong; you won’t know sorrow again.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let someone shout hallelujah.

God bless you.

Pastor E. A. Adeboye
 
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