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JANUARY HOLY GHOST SERVICE

THEME: STRONGER THAN YOUR ENEMIES

January 5th, 2018.

BY: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Thank You Lord.

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

Give Him glory; let us give Him honour; let us give Him adoration.

Bless Him for all He did for you last year.

Thank Him for all the ups and downs gone-by.

Give Him glory for mountains, for valleys;

Praise Him for the prayers answered, all requests granted.

Praise Him for requests that are yet to be granted.

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

Magnify His holy name.

Praise the King of kings and the Lord of lords.

Worship the I AM THAT I, the Ancient of days.

Thank Him for life.

Thank Him that you are still alive till today;

Bless His holy name for His support.

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

Magnify His holy name.

Praise Him

He is worthy to be praised

If you are grateful for what He did yesterday, He will do more today – praise Him.

Magnify the Almighty God.

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

Praise the King of kings and the Lord of lords.

Thank You Father.

Blessed be your holy name.

Thank You Daddy.

 In Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.

Then I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God loud and say: Father, please let this year be my year of total victory.

Go ahead cry to the Almighty God.

Father let this year be my year of total comprehensive victory. Let this year be my year of absolute victory, complete victory, comprehensive victory; victory in every area of life: physically, mentally, spiritually; let this year be my year of comprehensive victory. Let this year be my year of comprehensive victory. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Will you please join hands with your neighbour, remembering the law of harvest – ‘what you sow is what you reap’ – and pray for your neighbour and say: Father, this Your child that I am holding, this year let him be absolutely victorious.

Go ahead pray for your neighbour.

Lord God Almighty, for all these Your children, this year let them be absolutely victorious, absolutely victorious; victorious going out, victorious coming in, victorious in every facet of life; Lord God Almighty, let all these Your children be absolutely victorious, absolutely victorious, comprehensively victorious. Thank You Father. Thank You Daddy.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Magnify the Lord with me

Let us praise His name together

Amen.

 

Magnify the Lord with me

Let us praise His name together.

 

Magnify the Lord with me

Let us praise His name together

Amen.

 

Magnify the Lord with me

Let us praise His name together

 

Magnify the Lord with me

Let us praise His name together

Amen.

 

Magnify the Lord with me

Let us praise His name together

Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the One who is, the One who was, the One who is to come, the God of 2017 and the God of 2018, thank You. Thank You for loving us; thank You for saving our souls; thank You for standing by us; thank You for supporting us; thank You for miracles of the past years, Father, accept our worship in Jesus’ name.

Daddy this year, in the life of all Your children, those who are here, those who are listening all over the world, do something new; do something great; do something powerful; do something glorious; do something miraculous and let the miracles begin right now.

Father, all those who are lying on their sick bed, wherever they maybe, at home, at hospital, all over the world, this very night heal them all. Father before the sun rises let every sick fellow sing song of victory. Let every captives sing a song of victory.

Beginning with those of us here my Father and my God, let there be shout of hallelujah before the sun rises. Thank You my Father. Glory be to Your holy name.

Thank You Daddy.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said, the rain you are expecting will start falling this month.

Thank You my Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let somebody shout hallelujah.

Find two or three people you have not seen this year and shake hands and say happy New Year and God bless you.

It has to be somebody you have not seen this year – two or three of them.

And then you may please be seated.

Tonight we want to discuss Stronger than Your Enemies (Part 1) and as usual we will want to start by talking to those who are not yet born again so that they won’t miss part of the blessings that we come later tonight.

Thank You Father.       

I know this year will be special because the Lord says there is someone here today, He said, every month of this year you will enjoy wonders.

Romans chapter 8 verse 31:

“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”

When God is on your side without any doubt, you are more than a conqueror because all the enemies need to see is to see God arising up in your support.

You see Psalm 68 verse 1 to 3 says let God arise and His enemies will scatter.

So, if God is behind us; when God arises and the enemies see who is behind you, they run.

The Elders have a proverb, they said, Dada cannot fight but he has a very courageous brother

Even if I cannot fight, if they see my God they will run.

I keep telling people, Pastor Adeboye is nothing, I can do nothing, I cannot heal rat, I cannot save a goat but my God that is a different story entirely – my God can do absolutely anything and He is going to do something wondrous for somebody here tonight in Jesus’ name.

Now, according to Acts chapter 9 verse 1 to 5, your enemies are His enemies if He is on your side.

Because Saul of Tarsus persecuting Christians but when God knocked him down (as He is going to do to your enemies this year) Saul ask God, who are you?

Jesus told him, I AM Jesus, the One you are persecuting.

It must have been a surprise to Paul - I cannot see you, how can You say I am persecuting You!

Oh, if you are persecuting My children, you are persecuting Me.

If you are a child of God, your enemies are God enemies; that is why your enemies are in trouble.

That is why the Bible says in James chapter 4 verse 7: if only you will submit to God; even the devil will see you coming and run.

Because He says if you submit to God, you resist the devil, he will flee.

To flee means run as in terror.

You will see in one of the verses of the song, special son, compose for the Holy Ghost service: it says to the devil I am a terror.

If you are one of God’s children you are a terror to the devil.

According to Acts chapter 19 from verse 13 to 17, if you belong to God devils will recognize you because some people were trying to cast out a devil in the name of Jesus that Paul preaches and devil said Jesus I know, Paul I know but who are you?

If you belong to God the devil knows who you are.

The devil knows who I am for example and I am sure he knows who you are if you are truly born again.

And because demons recognize us, they know the authorities we carry, they know the power of the One supporting us and so we can cast them out

Mark 16 verse 17 says, and these signs shall follow them that believe – and these signs shall follow them that are children of God.

In My name they will cast out devil – that is the first thing He says we will do – cast them out.

According to Isaiah 54 verse 16 to 17, the word of God says if you belong to God no weapon formed against you shall prosper.

Why?

Because God says I AM the maker of the instrument that they would put together to form the weapon.

If the herbalist join leaves and roots together against you and you belong to God, God will tell the leaves and the roots not to function.

Because He made them and they obey Him.

He says, okay, leaves you can perform special function; roots you can perform special function but that is at My command.

You belong to Jesus Christ no weapon formed against you shall prosper – impossible.

Some of you heard the testimony of our brother Apostle Bangbola.

The wife was a violent Christian and he was a violent antichrist and he did not like the way the wife was tormenting him with her prayers.

So, he got all manners of charm to get rid of the woman – the kind of charm that they said sprinkles it on her dress; if only she could wear the dress, she will be dead.

She wore the dress and got younger.

If you belong to the Almighty God no weapon formed against you shall prosper.

As a matter of fact in Numbers 23, if you read from verse 19 to 24 (Numbers 23:19 to 24), if the enemies want to curse you and you belong to God, as he is opening his mouth to curse you, blessing will be flowing.

When he want to say you will die; he will open his mouth and say you will never die.

When he wants to say you will be poor, he will say you become the richest in the town.

That is the way of God; that He does if you belong to Him.

But if He is against you, O O! where will you run to?

If God becomes your enemy, you go to the mountain top, He is there.

Go to the bottom of the sea, He is there.

Anywhere you tried to run from Him, you will meet Him there.

And the moment the enemy knows that you are not on the side of God, they know you are easy meat.

As a matter of fact, I think I have told you before; all that God needs to do for the devil to finish you is for God to do nothing.

All He has to do is remain neutral.

I told you my father told me that when the Lion wakes up in the morning, he prays one prayer: God show me the animal I will eat today and leave the two of us alone – don’t help me, don’t help the animal, just show me and then remain neutral.

If the devil ever prays a prayer, it will be God show me the fellow I will destroy today and leave the two of us alone.

If God leaves you alone, you are finished.

So, even why you are not yet on His side He is still taking care of you.

You kwon why?

Because He is waiting for a day like this when you will hear the truth and you will repent.

However, He will not wait forever.

One day, His patience will run out because He said in His word: the wages of sin is death.

If you continue to be a sinner, you were sinner last year and you want to continue to be a sinner this year;

Well, maybe He was merciful last year; maybe your day may run out or your time may run out this year unless you take a decision and take a decision quickly. 

You see, because He said in Deuteronomy chapter 30 verse 19, He said, I called the heaven and the earth to bear witness that I have set before you blessing and cursing, death and life; He said, choose.

But then He gave you an advice that chose life that you and your seed may live.

The Almighty God is saying to you tonight, if you have not chosen Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour.

If up till this moment you are living your life on your own; you are living a life of sin regardless of everything God has been saying to do, God has been doing for you; He is asking you to chose now because tomorrow might be too late.

So the choice is yours; if you are here or you are at the any of the viewing centres: the old arena, Headquarters viewing centres; the viewing centres all the way Papua New Guinea, everywhere;

If you want to give your life to Jesus Christ, come forward now.

I will count from one to twelve.

By the time I say twelve you are not already standing before me or standing before the altar, I know that you don’t want to come and then I will pray for salvation for those who have come and we will continue with the programme.

But if you want to surrender your life to Him; if you say I don’t want to handle my life on my own I need God to help me, come now as I count.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven…

Okay

Those of you who have come and those of you who are on the way cry to God now and ask Him to be merciful on you; ask Him to please save your soul. Tell Him you will serve Him; ask Him to become your Lord, your Saviour; tell Him for the rest of your life you will do His will. Ask Him for mercy; ask Him for salvation today; and please the rest of us let us stretch our hands towards this people and intercede for them that the One who saved our souls will save their own soul also. Pray that God will be merciful unto them and He would cleanse them with His blood. Pray that God will give them a brand new beginning. Pray for them brethren. And those of you who are still on the way keep coming; keep coming.  Let us pray for them for another one minute; let us intercede that God the great Saviour will save their souls that He will be merciful unto them; that He will give them a brand new beginning. Thank You Father. Thank You Jesus.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Saviour I want to thank You for Your word; I want to give You all glory and honour for these people who have come forward to surrender their life to You. Please remember Your promise that whosoever will come unto You, You will no wise cast out; they have come to You now Father please receive them in Jesus’ name, save their souls; write their names in the book of life; let Your blood watch away their sins. And please Lord God Almighty, for the rest of their lives let them serve You. From this moment, anytime they call on You answer them by fire.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Now, those of you in front let me hear you shout hallelujah.

Congratulations because from now on I will be praying for you.

So I need your names, your address and your prayer request.

The Counselors will hand you a piece of paper, please fill in the details I want and we will wait for you to finish before we continue.

Congratulations.

Thank You Father.

Luke chapter 11 verse 21 to 23:

21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:

22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.

23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.

The Lord is speaking here and He said that basically there are two categorize of people: the Strong man who is well armed; keeping his goods in his palace and then everything he saved until a Stronger fellow comes.

A Stronger fellow comes upon the Strong one; knocks him down; takes everything he has.

In the Name that is above every other name you will be stronger than your enemies.

It is good to be strong.

Joel chapter 3 verse 10 says let the weak say I am strong.

Any strong fellow here today say it loud and clear.

Physically the plan of God is that every one of us is strong.

Psalm 105 verse 37 says when the children of Israel were living Egypt there was not a single feeble one among them.

God does not want sickness to stay for one day in the body of His children.

In Exodus 15 verse 26, the Bible says, if you will obey God, He won’t even let you be sick (Exodus 15:26)

And He says if any be sick among you don’t seat down tolerating the sickness, He said send for the elders, let the elders come, anoint you with oil, pray; then He said the prayer of faith would heal the sick.

God does not want sickness to stay in your body.

And I am praying for every one of you here today, throughout this year you will live in divine health.

Physically He wants you to be strong.

Materially He wants every member of His family to be strong.

When you read Genesis 33 verse 4 to 9, you will see Esau (and you know the story of Esau and Jacob very well), the day that their father decided to bless, Jacob got in before Esau and took all the blessings.

By the time Esau arrived, the father said, I have already poured out the blessings.

Haa!

Esau said, have you not got anything left, a little bit.

Well, he said we may see if there is anything little bit left over – gave him the crumb.

But in Genesis 33 verse 4 to 9, Esau said to Jacob, I have enough.

The least in the house of God should have enough.

And I decree in the mighty name of Jesus Christ from now on you will have enough.

Spiritually, He wants every member of the Church to be strong

And I thank God…, well, I may as well tell you this even though it is information meant for me.

Before this year runs out, every member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God will be spiritually strong.

In 2Kings chapter 1 verse 9 to 12, Elijah had only one portion, single portion of anointing.

With that single portion which is the barest minimum, he was able to call down fire from heaven on his enemies at will – just one portion.

God wants every member, every believer to be strong physically, strong materially, strong spiritually.

Some years ago, some young, young Christians went to riverine area to go and preach the gospel.

It was time to sleep and they had to sleep I think it was one classroom – no window, no net – so mosquitoes zoomed in.

And everybody was slapping themselves, trying to drive away the mosquitoes,

And one of the boys said what is wrong with you? What is happening?

They said, haa, we are driving away mosquitoes.

He said mosquitoes!

They said yes.

He said they don’t trouble me.

Oh! They said you don’t know what you are asking for.

He said watch

He stretch out his hand, as soon as he did mosquitoes came from all over and lighted on his hand and within a minute all of them dropped down dead.

That is the barest minimum anointing that God want for you

The barest minimum – all this ideas mosquitoes bit me, I have malaria, must come to an end.

I want you to stand on your feet, you are going to pray, you are going to pray like champion and say: Father, beginning from now let every form of weakness end in my life.

Open your mouth and pray.

Beginning from now, beginning from now, let every form of weakness: physical, material, and spiritual; let every form weakness end in my life now, now, now. With barest minimum of anointing, mosquitoes coming on you should die; at least the barest minimum. Any form of weakness my Father and my God let it end in my life now, today. I am a child of the Almighty God, I belong to the family of the most High, let every form of weakness come to an end in my life from right now, from right now. Let every form of weakness come to an end in my life right now. Thank You Father. Thank You Jesus. Every form of weakness must end in my life tonight. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

I got a letter from one young fellow today, was it yesterday; he says, he is one of the drummers of our churches.

He wrote to me and says Daddy pray for me I don’t want to be an ordinary Christian.

I said, thank you my son; God has already answered your prayer.

That was my prayer when I became born again: Father, I don’t want to be ordinary Christian; I don’t want to be ordinary.

Is there anybody here who wants to be supernaturally endowed?

Let me hear you shout hallelujah.

Strong is good but stronger is better.

It is good to be strong physically, healthy; It is better to be the one healing the sick.

I thank God for all the testimonies we heard tonight:

Somebody was blind they sent for me, I prayed, the eyes open.

Somebody child died, they sent for me, I prayed, the baby came back to life

I thank God for that.

That will become a daily occurrence in your life.

Because in Mark 16 verse 18, the Bible says these signs shall follow them that believe in My name; they would lay hand on the sick and they shall recover.

I want to encourage you:

He did not say these signs shall follow General Overseer alone; these signs shall follow them that believe.

Are you a believer?

Raise your hands to the Almighty God and say I am a believer.

From now on begin to lay your hands on the sick and they shall recover.

In Acts chapter 3 verse 1 to 8, the Bible tells us the story of Peter who saw the lame man at the beautiful gate, he said to him I don’t have money.

The kind of money you are waiting for I don’t have it but I have something more precious than money.

He said, in the name of Jesus Christ, rise up and walk; and the man rose up and walk

Some of you will say I have never lay hands on the sick before;

What if I lay hand on them and they don’t get heal

Why don’t you try.

What happens if you lay hands and they get healed?

You have to do it first – try

And you know what:

 Even if you lay hands on the first one and the fellow did not get well, lay hand on the second; go on lay hand on the third; go on lay hand on the forth; just keep on obeying God until the miracles begin.

Because is written - it is written - the word of God is there.

I told you the story before:

I was visiting our church in Ilesha after I became General Overseer and they brought a child who was dumb, never spoken a word since the day she was born – she was between eight and ten.

And I prayed for the child; I hope that I will pray and then we would go on believing God.

But the moment I lay my hand on the child and I say in the name of Jesus…

The child said amen.

She did not let me finished the prayer;

I nearly jump out of the window because I was surprise.

That is going to be your testimony very soon.

And you know what?

You will begin tonight.

Daddy what do you mean by ‘you are going to begin tonight’

I have heard that there are some people with very special cases they brought and they are more than a hundred there

Now, I am going to be the one who will lay hand on them but you are going to join your faith with mine.

So when the miracles begin to happen, you will know you are part of it.

In the mighty name of Jesus from now on you will be laying hand on the sick and they will be recovering.

To be strong physically is good, stronger is better.

It is good that you have enough; it is better you are able to make the poor rich – that is when you are a stronger man.

In 2Kings chapter 4 verse 1 to 7, a widow was destitute; they were going to sell her sons, she cried to Elisha.

Elisha said what do you have in the house?

You know the story

She told the story

Elisha said, go and do the following

Before the night was over the woman had more than enough: pay the debtors off.

I decree tonight, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ before March all your debt will be gone.

And then you will become a blessing to others; you will be making others rich.

You know one of these stories

A woman came and says Daddy I am completely destitute and I don’t know what to do.

I say that is no problem and we prayed a simple prayer.

She said, I don’t even have the money to travel back

At that time I did not have much but I took the little I had I gave it to her and I say in the name of Jesus this money will never finish.

I think it was around June

By the Convention, the fellow who had no money to travel back brought a cow for the Convention.

Stretch your hands towards me: I decree right now that these hands will never lack again.

I decree in the name that is above every other name your hands will never be empty again.

Please be seated.

It is good to have enough; it is better to be a blessing to others - Help somebody; make the poor rich; sponsor somebody in the grammar school; sponsor somebody in the University - Proof that you are stronger man.

Spiritually God expects you not only to be free from demons, He expects you to cast out demons whenever you see anyone who is demon possessed.

Acts 16 verse 16 to 18, the Bible tells us there was this girl with the spirit of divination who was following Paul and Silas about.

And Paul turned and said you demon come out of her.

When you know who you are, when you know you belong to God, you don’t have to spend one hour casting out a demon – just command – command and the devil will obey.

How do I know?

Try it.

Have you tried it and it did not work?

I have told you the story:

Several years ago we held a congress at Oshogbo and it was Bible study time; people sat down in groups and they were doing Bible study and I was walking round supervising.

And there was this boy who since he was born had this strange desire to crow into fire.

So the parent kept him far away from the kitchen and he had told the brethren this is my problem.

So some spiritual brethren gathered round him, ready to do battle.

They were rolling their sleeves when they saw me coming and they say thank God Bro is coming.

Because in those days everybody is a bro or sis

Bro means brother for those of you who don’t know and sis stands for sister.

So they saw me coming and they say here comes bro and they said please come and join us to cast out demon out of this fellow.

But I saw the way they were getting ready; I knew they were ready for a long section.

I said no problem, provided you allow me to pray first.

They say okay go ahead.

So I commanded in the mighty name of Jesus that the demon should get out of the boy; I pleaded the blood of the Lamb and commanded in the name of Jesus, come out.

And then I turned my back and I began to go and they said is that all?

I said what else?

You want me to wait for the demon to pack his load in my presence; I have already commanded.

Some days later I was passing through Ife and visited one of my boys

They boy who could not go near fire was the one who prepared my food.

I command tonight, any demon in any of you must go in Jesus’ name.

I want you to lift your voice to the Almighty God loud and clear and say: Father, make me stronger than every evil force.

Go ahead, open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God.

Father, make me stronger than every demon, every evil force, every witch, every wizard, make me stronger Lord. Make me stronger than every demon, stronger than every herbalist, stronger than every evil force, make me stronger. Almighty God, make me stronger than the devil himself, let me become a terror, terror to the devil; I don’t want to be an ordinary Christian; I don’t want to be an ordinary Christian Lord God Almighty make me stronger than every evil force. Make me stronger Lord than every evil force. When the devil sees me coming let the devil run; when the witches in my family see me coming let them run to the bush; make me stronger, much stronger than all my enemies; make me stronger Lord. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Now, you would ask me because if what I am saying is true it means when you see that witch that you have been running away from; the witch will be the one running away from you now.

You say how can this be?

What are the qualifications – what must happen before…?

Haa thank You Father.

The Lord asks me to tell a woman here, He said don’t worry the baby in your womb is doing fine.

This is good news

The Lord asks me to tell someone, He said the change that is holding is holding your business down is broken.

Haa thank You Father.

Daddy asks me to tell someone, He said, I will lift up your head again.

Now, for you to be stronger than your enemy, the first thing that must happen is that you must be supported by the Strongest – there is strong, stronger and then there is strongest.

Because you people will want to say how am sure I am stronger than all the witches in my village?

Eh en, if you are supported by the Strongest, the Almighty God, then nobody can withstand you.

Romans 8:31: if God be for us, who can be against us?

Psalm 24 verse 7 to 10, shows clearly that if God is on your side, if the Lord of host is on your side, the enemy will know that if they mess with you, they are messing with the Commander-in-Chief of the host.

And I am telling you when you are truly on the side of God, God will use even demons to be your servant.

I have told you stories before.

Years ago I was going to Lagos for Mount Zion hour, the programme is to begin at 9:00 and I got to Yaba and I found the whole place was jammed.

There was no way I could reach Yaba and reach Ebute Metta by 9:00.

But then on the bridge there if you turn to the left you can go through Hebert McCauley way and the road is clear.

I did not know you cannot take that road until 10:00am and it was 8:00am and so I told my driver let us go this way and so we branched.

I did not know Policemen were hiding waiting for someone to pass the place

As soon as I branch there they stopped me.

Where are you going?

I said please I am a Pastor I am going to pray

Eh en, you know what to do now.

I said I know what to do but I cannot do it I am a Pastor.

Eh stay there; when it is 10:00 O’clock you can go.

And then just ahead, not too far away there were some area-boys; they were drinking what they normally drink and one of them lifted up his head and saw me and said:

Baba wa Adebooye ni yen; o dabi enipe awon Olopa fe molest e, e je ka lo help e

He said, that is our Daddy Adeboye, it looks as if the Policemen are molesting him, let us go and help.

So they got up, they had no weapons only some empty bottles

When the Policemen saw them coming, they beat a tactical retreat.

And they came to me and said Daddy just continue what you are doing, be praying for us ooo; go.

When God uses demons to deliver you from Policemen then you know you are a stronger man.

How many of you want to be stronger than your enemies?

Shout a big hallelujah.

When you are supported by the Strongest then you can deliver anybody who is in trouble

Because in Philippians chapter 2 verse 9 to 11, the Bible says at the name of Jesus every knee must bow – every knee must bow!

And you need to know that what I am asking you to go and do - to begin to lay hands on the sick, get them healed, cast out demons and so on – it is not going to be by your power; it is not going to be by your might; it is going to be by the Spirit of God.

Zachariah chapter 4 verse 6 says, not by power; not by might, but by my Spirit saith the Lord.

Some of you will remember the story of a lady (I don’t want to mention the name of the town but some of you know her)

She had this peculiar problem: Anybody she forth in a dream will die.

If she forth you in her dream, you are dead fellow.

At first, the people in her family liked it because she was fighting with people the family did not like and they were dying like chicken.

But one day she dreamt that she forth with the mother.

And Mama said, eh en, I am gone.

But Mama said, you better seek help because after finishing me now, you may turn on your children

That was when she came to one of our programmes and a simple prayer set her free.

I want you stand on your feet, you are going to pray a prayer and say:

Father, I am counting on Your support, help me to rescue the captives.

Open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God.

I am counting on Your support. Thank You Father. Help me, help me; help me to rescue the captives I am counting on Your support. There are several captives in our families, in our homes, in our villages, they need somebody to set them free, Lord, I am counting on Your support; I am counting on Your support. Help me to rescue the captives; help me to rescue the captives; help me Lord to rescue the captives; I don’t want to be an ordinary Christian, I don’t just want to be coming to a church and be shouting hallelujah, I want to be able to go out and rescue the captives, help me, I am counting on Your support. Help me to rescue the captives; help me to rescue the captive; help me to rescue the captive. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

So, you must be supported by the Strongest – that is important.

Number two)

You must be connected to the One who is never tired - connected to the Tireless, the One who is never tired.

Oh amen and amen and amen!

Thank You Daddy

I know this one is for me.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, He said you will hear no bad news for a long time to come.

Thank You Father.

Why must I be connected to the One who is never tired if I must to go on rescuing the captives?

In 1Samuel chapter 17 verse 1 to 51, David was a giant killer; he rescued a lamb from the lion; he rescued another lamb from a bear.

I like David.

He rescued a nation from a terrorist called Goliath

He was giant killer

But in 2Samuel 21 verse 15 to 17, the Bible said, the giant killer went to war and grew faint, he grew tired.

But for somebody who helped him, he would have died in battle.

In Exodus 17 verse 8 to 13, there was war between Israel and the Amalekaties…

Thank You Lord.

The Lord asks me to tell someone here, He said, relax your victory is not negotiable.

The children of Israel were fighting with the Amalekaties; Moses was on the mountain top

And the Bible says as long as his hands were stretched up Israel was winning

But Moses was a human being his hands became wearied, he got tired and his hands began to come down and the enemy began to win.

We need to be connected to the One who is never tired.

Isaiah chapter 40 verse 28 to 31, it says even young men would go weary after some time

But there is a God who is never tired; there is a God who never falls asleep; God who is never wearied.

So, He said, they that wait upon the Lord, those that are connected to Him shall renew their strength.

You need to be connected to the Almighty God.

You see, because when you begin do the work God is going to begin to use you for…, because beginning from now many of you will cease to be ordinary Christians; …people will be bombarding you  the moment they see God using you to perform miracles; they will be coming from right, left and centre.

You better say amen to that.

They themselves will say to you, rest o; you must rest.

But when they say rest, they will say solve my problem first.

Funny people!

Daddy you must rest

I say I know

After they say rest they say eh please we want to dedicate our church we want you to come.

Rest o but a friend of mine wants to come for special prayers.

But when you are connected to the One who is never tired you will suddenly discover that you yourself don’t know what is called tiredness.

And I am telling you it is true.

Some years ago we were going and fishing, we left Port-Harcourt, travelled all the way to Ilorin, and we got to Ilorin around 8:30, pray for the people there.

And my children who are following me they thought that we are going to sleep in Ilorin but they were waiting for us in Lokoja

So, I said let us go, they said where?

I said, Lokoja

That is still about three hours away!

I said I know; the people there are waiting.

They could not say anything so we got into the car we drove in night, got to Lokoja after 11:00; the people had already gone but we went to the church and we finally slept around 1:00

I woke them up by 5:00 because we have to continue.

We came to Ogbomosho, Oyo, Ibadan and we were then to go to Abeokuta, Ilaro;

But as we were approach Ibadan I just felt the Spirit of God spoke to me: you can go home now

So I announced to my children we will be going home now

They all shouted hallelujah.

I did not know they had been praying.

I want you to stand on your feet and say:

Father, don’t let me be disconnected from You.

Go ahead, talk to the Almighty God.

I want to be perpetually connected to You. From this moment onward, no more weakness, no more tiredness, I want to be perpetually connected to You; as I go about healing the sick, casting out demons, rescuing the perishing, don’t let me be tired, let me be perpetually connected to You; don’t let me be disconnected from You.

Don’t let me be disconnected from You. Don’t let me be disconnected from You. Please Daddy, because I am going forward now in Your name, I am going forward to heal the sick, I am going forward to rescue the perishing, I am going forward to cast out demons, don’t let me be disconnected from You; let me be connected to You forever; because if I wait on You, You will renew my strength constantly; don’t let me be disconnected from You. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

So, we must if we are to do this job we must be supported by the Strongest, connected to the Tireless and inhabited by the Greatest.

1John chapter 4 verse 4…

Haa, thank You Daddy

I can hear somebody singing

Anytime I hear somebody singing like this it means something special is about to happen and it is a Yoruba song he is singing, I will explain it later

But the fellow is singing:

“Oyibiribiri o kan mi o

Oyibiribiri o kan mi o

Oyibiribiri o kan mi o

Anu Oluwa yi kan mi o”

Okay, okay; I am going to allow you to sing it but let me explain what it means in English because they are listening in America, Australia…

It means:

It has been turning and turning

Finally it is my turn

For the mercy of God”

So let us sing that song; go ahead:

Oyibiribiri o kan mi o

Oyibiribiri o kan mi o

Oyibiribiri o kan mi o

Anu Oluwa yi kan mi o”

Amen.

Let somebody shout hallelujah

Only in a Holy Ghost service can you be singing choruses when you are preaching but that is the song I heard and that is the song somebody will sing tonight in Jesus’ name.

You must be inhabited by the Greatest

1John chapter 4 verse 4 said, little children you have overcome them

Why?

Because Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.

You see when you are inhabited by the Almighty; when you are inhabited by the One who is greater than the greatest;

When you are inhabited by the One according to Ephesians 3 verse 20, the Bible says He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we ask or think, according to the Power that worketh in us.

When God is inhabiting you, the power to do the impossible becomes available.

When the One in you is the Almighty God, when you command demons to leave, they will not be hearing your voice, they will be hearing the voice of the One who is inside of you 

They will be hearing the voice to the Almighty the One who is Greatest that is the One who is speaking.

You see, like I told those you who are here at the cross over night, the devil can tell by your voice whether you have the authority to ask him to get out.

And I gave an illustration; I said, I somebody is in the toilet and the door is closed and then somebody comes to knock at the door

The way the messenger would answer is different from the way the landlord will answer.

If it is the messenger and you knock, he will say, haa, may be they have been looking for me they did not know I am here

He will say yee..s, yee…s, as if: haa! please forgive me, I have to use the toilet!

But if it is the Landlord and you knock at the door, he would say: YES, who are you to disturbed me this is my house!

The next time the devil come to knock at your door, what are going to say?

Let me hear you shout hallelujah

In 1Peter chapter 4 verse 11, the Bible says when you speak, you speak as an oracle of God.

It is God speaking through you.

What is inside of you will be the One dictating what would be happening in your life.

I have told you the story of a woman who came to our convention in America

She had this demon in her; the demon speaks like a man

Seat down and she will seat down

Don’t go out, she will stay inside.

How do I get rid of this demon?

She heard that there was going to be a convention and so she came

She was praying may be one of the meetings she would be able to come for prayers.

Then it was time for Holy Communion and as I was serving I did not know she had a problem;

I just said if you eat the bread, the bread will bring you healing; when you drink the wine, anything that is not planted in you by God will be uprooted.

Haa!

The woman said glory be to God.

The demon in her said do not dear drink that wine

And she said, haa, your secret is out.                                    

The secret of your enemy is out tonight in Jesus’ name.

Of course she drank the wine and there was no more disturbance.

Who is the one dwelling in you?

If it is the Almighty God, when you speak the enemy will hear His voice coming out of you.

Stand on your feet and cry to the Almighty God and say: Father, dwell in me richly.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Father, dwell in me; dwell in me; make my heart Your throne. Dwell in me Lord not immoral thoughts; dwell in me; dwell in me richly Lord, make Your abode in me; make Your abode in me; dwell in me richly; dwell in richly Lord. Come and dwell in me Father; dwell in me richly, make my heart Your headquarters, dwell in me; dwell in me; dwell in me. Dwell in me richly Daddy; dwell in me richly, come and make my heart Your home; make my heart Your abode; dwell in me richly. Flush out what is not of You out of my entire heart, my entire system come and dwell in me Lord; dwell richly in me. Come and dwell richly in me. Dwell richly in me. Thank You Father. Thank You Jesus. Dwell in me, Daddy dwell in me, not immoral thoughts, not evil forces, You dwell richly in me Lord; dwell richly in me. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

Now, as we proceed on the rescue mission because that is what we will be doing now…

In the mighty name of Jesus Christ you will not be the one people will be praying for; from now on you will be the one praying for people.

You will no longer be candidate for deliverance; you will be the one setting the captives free.

In the mighty name of Jesus Christ you will no longer live on handmade down, you will be the one blessing other people.

Now, there is a procedure.

You will need to pay attention to this.

As we proceed on the rescue mission there is a procedure.

Haa, thank You Father

The Lord asks me to tell somebody forget the past, it is a new day.

Daddy asks me to encourage all of you, this is not just to one person – all of you, He asks me to tell you, keep knocking all doors will open this year.

Now, when you want to proceed on this rescue mission, the first thing you start with is Aggressive praise.

In 2Chronicle chapter 20 verse 1 to 25, it was praise alone that give victory to Jehoshaphat – not only did the enemy killed themselves, wealth change hands – Aggressive Praise

You see when you praise God aggressively, He will draw near you

John 4:23 and 24 says clearly God is a Spirit, they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship Him.

When you praise Him aggressively, He will draw near.

That is why you don’t find me at any of our meeting starting our programme praying saying: I bind forces of darkness, demons; I don’t want you to come near why we are preaching

I just praise God.

No enemy would stand where you are praising his enemy.

Your hallelujah from now on must change.

The devil knows those who know that they are victors; the devil knows.

The devil knows it is the winning side that is the shouting side.

You know, several years ago on this camp there was…, we did not have light like we have now.

The little generator had to be switched off by 9:00 but then Nigeria was playing in one of the world cups – I think against Russian - and we were four goals down;

And my children came to me, Daddy, are you just looking?

I said, what is my concern about football?

Haa, we are talking about Nigeria!

I said, okay; I am going out to pray anyway I will pray.

You know when the enemies score a goal, the way people will say Oh!

But I was walking in the bush and all of a sudden I heard goal

I know that is Nigeria.

Very soon I heard goal again; I said that is two.

That day you will remember, we won by five – four.

How many of you remember?

How many victors are here?

Let me hear you shout hallelujah.

Amen

Amen

But don’t let me remind you tomorrow, your hallelujah must be the hallelujah of a victor that the devil himself will know that this fellow knows.

And that must be followed by Aggressive Prayer.

In Matthew 15 verse 21 to 28, when the mother of that daughter who was been tormented by the devil came to Jesus Christ, it was not the mother that was sick; it was not the mother that was demon possessed, it was the daughter.

But she prayed aggressively until the demon was cast out.

She told Jesus, I am not leaving You until my daughter is free.

He said I don’t give the bread of children to dog.

She said, fine, I agree; but this dog is going nowhere until she gets her miracle - Aggressive prayer

You know many at times I see the way some of you pray particularly the big ones among you and I just shake my head.

I shake my head because I can see that what you are asking for is not very important to you.

Years ago, I cannot remember the year now but in the 1980s, I was here on this camp alone in the night crying to God: Daddy, I don’t want to be ordinary Christian.

You told me to leave my job as a lecturer, I did.

Help me; I want power from on high help me.

I am not asking for money, I am not asking for clothes; I am asking for power to do Your work, empower me!

When the matter get serious I said Lord, it is either You empower me or You take me home.

Then He knew I was serious.

On this camp ground there was an earthquake.

Those of you who are old enough, you will remember.

The earthquake brought down pictures that were hanging on the walls as far away as Ijebu-Ode.

The ground shook

The following morning when I came I saw the ground opened.

I prayed because it was matter of life and death and God answered.

He is going to answer somebody tonight.

Aggressive praise, aggressive prayer and whether you like it or not aggressive giving.

If you just want to have enough you don’t have to give aggressively.

But people like me we want to be a blessing to the world; we want to have more than enough.

The elders they have a saying: they said, it is when the eyes is full of water that it can drop on the nose.

And if you want to overcome the enemy because the enemy will try everything to hinder;

The enemy knows that the gospel is spreading, they don’t like it;

That is why they are trying to find ways of making sure that we won’t get the money to do the work.

But they are too late.

I know they will write about that tomorrow.

Can you imagine that all of a sudden after I spoke to my children at Ebute-metta about tithe in passing, it was not the topic; all of a sudden everybody started talking about tithing.

Tithe is not what is done in the church in Nigeria, it is done in the churches all over the world; it has been on for more than a hundred years.

All of a sudden!

Why?

They saw the church is matching on

And whether the devil likes it or not the gate of hell will not prevail.

And you know what?

God is going to bless you much more than you can think possible.

But for you to be able to make the poor rich, be a blessing to the world – you must learn to give aggressively.

If you know the amount of money will spend on missions

If you know how much it cost to rent the house of the missionary in Japan, in Dubai, in Australia, in New Zealand, in one hundred and ninety-six nations of the world, you will know that we must have more than enough.

And who are the people that God will use?

I cannot hear you.

The devil is not happy with what he is seeing

Believe it or not, this auditorium is the best church building in the world.

Oh! Some of you will say you have not seen the basilica, you have not seen…

I have gone round the world

Oh beautiful churches but look at this everywhere is a door, everywhere is a window; as many as we are we don’t need fan, we don’t need air-conditional; we jump, we shout, we generate heat and …

I want you to stand on your feet and pray one prayer and say:

Father, everything I need to serve You provide for me abundantly.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

I am ready to be Your treasurer my Father and my God, everything I need to serve You provide for me abundantly. I promise You Lord I will give aggressively, I will be a good treasurer; everything I need to serve You the way I should please provide for me; provide for me. Thank You Father. I will be a good treasurer Lord try me, prosper me mightily and I will serve You. Everything I need to serve You give to me abundantly, abundantly. Thank You Daddy. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name.

Please be seated.

You know what?

Before June one of you will come to me and say I will pay for the congress.

One of you here will pay for the Convention this year.

Even before the end of this month somebody will contribute towards this arena.

I want to be; I am trying to be gentle but I feel the Spirit of God mightily here tonight.

By the time somebody is coming for the special Holy Ghost service you will bring people with a brand new bus.

Alright

Let me begin to close because we still have prayers to pray.

Above all, your faith must be aggressive.

In Mark 11 verse 22 to 24, the Bible says if only you have faith in God then you will say to this mountain, mountain be thou remove and be thou cast into the sea and it will not disobey.

It says if you have faith in God, whatever you say God will back it up.

And many of you will say that is my problem: I have no faith.

Who told you that?

You have faith, it is only you don’t know, and your faith may be in somebody else not in God, that is the problem.

When you came this evening you did not check the chair you sat on to see whether it can carry your weight.

Did you check it?

You just came and sat down.

Why?

You have faith in the maker of the chair.

You believe that the manufacturer did a good job; you believed the carpenter; you believe the manufacturer.

Many of you have travelled abroad and you have faith in the Pilot

Because you enter the plane, he asks you to seat down, you seat down; he asks you to fasten your belt; they shut the doors and then they take off - they say they are taking you to London

The moment you get into the air, you don’t even know where they are turning.

They could say they are taking you to London; they could be taking you to Libya.

But you have faith in the pilot.

You seat down, they bring you food, you eat, you don’t know where they are going but you have faith in the pilot;

How much more the Maker of heaven and earth;

How much more the Pilot of the universe;

How much more the One who rise on storm;

How much more the One who said peace and there will be peace.

And you know what?

The reason you are here tonight is because you have faith in God.

But God now expects you to put that faith into action – aggressive faith: faith in motion.

Many of you will fight anybody who says the Bible is not the word of God, you will say the fellow is crazy.

Many of you have been saying it for a long time: forever O Lord thy word is settled

If it is in the Bible it is true.

You believe it but put it into action that is the only thing God is waiting for – put it into action – aggressive praise.

I think it was 1979, we wanted to go to America for the first time – myself, my father-in-the-Lord and four other people – we wanted to attend Kenneth Hagin camp meeting.

We knew nobody there

We have never been there

We wrote to them, they said all hotels had been booked but I still said to my people let us go.

How can you go to America when you don’t know there is accommodation waiting?

I said, haa, it is written in my Father’s house there are many mansion; I have gone to prepare a place for you.

If He has gone to prepare a mansion for me in heaven, haha, it is not too difficult for Him to get me a room in America.

Let us go.

I told them if the worst come to the worst they will come and take us to the Police station, we would go and sleep in the Police station.

I have witness here – those who went with me then.

We got to airport and one or two Nigerians who had gone ahead came to meet us and they were trying to help me, phoning hotels.

They were phoning hotels two hours away and they will say fully bulked.

After sometime I said to them, why are you phoning hotels that are two hours away?

We had not transport.

Phone the hotels that are nearest to the venue.

And they laughed at me.

They picked the phone; they called the nearest hotel.

Tell them we are missionaries from Africa we need a room.

The fellow on the other line answered and said you need a room?

He said yes I can give you a room.

Tell him, two rooms.

My father-in-the-Lord is with me, the rest of us can stay together; Papa cannot be squatting with five of us.

The fellow said, eh where do you say you are from?

We said we are missionaries from Africa

He said, I give you two rooms.

I said, good.

He said he will send bus to bring us to the hotel.

We got to the hotel, I was feeling the form and I said sir, are you sure you cannot give us three rooms.

He said, I will give you three rooms.

Stand on your feet and say: Father, I trust in You, don’t let me be ashamed.

Common, open your mouth and cry to the Almighty God.

I trust in You Daddy don’t let me be ashamed; don’t let me be ashamed, I trust in You; from now on my faith in You is solid, don’t let me be ashamed; don’t let me be ashamed; don’t let me be ashamed. I trust in You Lord, don’t let me be ashamed. I trust in You, Your word is my anchor, Your promise is my anchor, I trust in You Lord don’t let me be ashamed, don’t let me be ashamed; don’t let me be ashamed; don’t let me be ashamed I trust in You. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

So shall it be

Please be seated.

This is my conclusion now.

Haa, thank You Father.

The Lord asks me to tell someone, He said the fellow will understand; He asked me just to tell you it is done.

Isaiah chapter 60 verse 1 – that is my conclusion

My challenge to every one of you because you are stronger than your enemy; God has made you stronger than your enemy;

For all you need to do now is arise and shine - arise and shine!

Lift up your hands to the Almighty God and say I will arise, I will shine.

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

God bless you

You can write down the following prayer point because I am going to give you some time to pray.

Haa, thank You Father.

Prayer point number one: Praise God.

Do it aggressively; praise Him like you have never done before.

When you praise God the way He should be praised, He will arise from His throne and the enemy will scatter.

Praise Him

Then number two: You will say Father from now on let enemy see and run

Number three: Father, please anoint me specially to heal the sick and cast out demons.

Number four: Father, make me a blessing to my generation.

Number five: Father, keep me pure, holy, so that You can dwell in me.

Number six: Father, from now on let me shine for You; let me shine in the darkness of this world.

And number seven: it is your own special request.

Now, the altar is open.

If you want to come to the altars to pray your prayers, you can come.

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

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