DAY 1 (EVENING SESSION)
RCCG HOLY GHOST CONGRESS 2018
THEME: GLORY AHEAD
TALK 1 TOPIC: GLORIOUS IN HOLINESS
MINISTERING: PASTOR J.O. OBAYEMI (NATIONAL OVERSEER, RCCG NIGERIA AND PASTOR IN CHARGE OF REGION 2)
DATE: 3RD DECEMBER, 2018
Let somebody shout Hallelujah!!!
Can you see what am seeing? Can you see the Glory Ahead?
If you know and you know it, shout a louder Hallelujah!!!
We thank God for Region 5 Choir and Divine Song.
And I want to thank my daddy and our Father in the Lord for this Special privilege.
The theme GLORY AHEAD is an assurance that you are entering into your Glory.
If you know this shout a louder Hallelujah – Hallelujah!!!
Heavenly Father, we bless your Name.
We want to thank you Specially for your Mercies from January to December: For your Provisions from January to December; For health from January to December; For favour from January to December. Father, accept our thanks in the Name of Jesus.
Tonight even from now, let that Glory be revealed in the Name of Jesus.
Make our lives to be more Glorious from henceforth in the Name of Jesus.
That which you propose to do in this Congress, by your Holiness do them in Jesus Name.
Let everyone go back in Joy in the Name of Jesus.
Thank you Gracious Father.
Holy Spirit Divine, I submit myself to you; that which only you can do, go ahead and do them in Jesus Name and let your Name alone be Glorified.
In Jesus Name we have prayed (Amen)
I want you to welcome your neighbour –
Neighbour you are entering into your Glory but my Glory will be more Glorious than yours.
If you believe mine will be more Glorious than yours, shout another Hallelujah – Hallelujah!!!
Tonight we have a topic before us, “GLORIOUS IN HOLINESS”
We take our text from Exodus 15:11: “Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, Glorious in Holiness, Fearful in Praises, doing wonders?”
He will do wonders in our midst tonight in Jesus Name (Amen).
Almost all that God has is shared with saints or mankind – He shares His love, He shares His Holy Name.
As a matter of fact, He says whatsoever you ask in my Name that will I do. If you ask anything in my Name, I will do it.
John 14:13 – 14 says:
13. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be Glorified in the Son.
14. If ye shall ask any thing in my Name, I will do it.
He shares His power. Luke 10:19 says: “Behold, I give unto you Power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the Power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
But when it comes to His Glory and His Holiness, its a different ball game.
Isaiah 8:11 says: “For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my Name be polluted? and I will not give my Glory unto another.
Tonight we are talking about “GLORIOUS IN HOLINESS”.
Glorious is an adjective of Glory. You cannot separate the Glory of God from His Holiness. They are inseparable because whatever God does He’s doing it out of His Holiness.
He is having Mercy because of His holiness.
He is keeping covenant because of His Holiness.
He is showing Mercy because of His Holiness.
Everything God does is as a result of His Holiness, so the Glory of God is also His Holiness.
And what differentiate between us, His creature and Himself is His Holines?
Our God is absolutely Holy, absolutely Pure that he cannot even behold sin and daddy once told us that if you want to describe God in one word, it is just HOLY.
Holy is the summation of the whole attitude of God.
And the foundation of any Glory that will last forever is on Holiness.
Because of our time I may not have to define much about Glory and Holiness but our God both in the Old Testament and New Testament is described as Holy.
Even when Isaiah saw the revelation, all he saw the angels doing was worshipping God and they were saying Holy, Holy, Holy.
There are two key words in our topic for tonight, Glorious and Holiness.
You know the chorus we do sing……
Who is like unto thee, O LORD (x2)
Amongst the gods
Who is like thee,
Glorious in Holiness, Fearful in Praises,
Always doing wonders
And He will do that wonders tonight (Amen)
I say He will do that wonders tonight (Amen).
This is the oldest song ever composed and it was composed by Moses.
Was Moses trying to describe the awesomeness of God or he was inspired by a situation?
And I still remember that daddy taught us that every song is an expression of situation of either the composer or the singer.
At this moment that we are talking about the Israelites were seeing the Glory of their freedom ahead, Moses as their leader was seeing the Glory or the peak of his Ministry ahead but they were caged. They saw the Red Sea before them, the Egyptian army is being with them, by their left, by their right side there are mountains. There was no way of escape but the Almighty God in His Glorious Holiness, He shew forth. The Red Sea parted ways, they walked through on bare foot, the enemy pursued them and the same Red Sea swallowed then.
That same God will show forth for you tonight in Jesus name (Amen).
And whatsoever has caged your Glory; as Moses and Israelites broke forth, you are breaking forth tonight in Jesus name (Amen).
So that is what made Moses to compose that particular song.
But you know our theme is ‘Glory Ahead’ what is the implication of this Glorious in Holiness in regard to our theme – Glory Ahead.
Number One: Because He is Glorious in Holiness, He cannot lie. He is able to do that which He has declared.
In Numbers 23:19; the Bible says: “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”
In Genesis 15, Abraham looked at himself and said to God, am I going to die like this without being fruitful. The servant in my house will possess my inheritance and God said No.
You might have thought yourself old, not possible to bear fruits again but I assure you, your children will be like stars in the skyline. They will sojourn in a foreign land in slavery but after 400 years, I will deliver them. And the nation that enslaved them shall be judged.
If it were to be a man; after 400 years he would have forgotten but because He is Glorious in Holiness. When at the peak of 400 years He took a man age 80, He cleans him up and said now go and deliver my people.
And he said if I go to them what will I say. And I say God of your fathers and they ask what is His Name.
He said tell them; I AM THAT I AM have sent thee. That is: I was present in their past, present in their present and will be present in their future.
I stand at this Glorious altar and declare to your life, if there is any faulty foundation that has been working negatively against your Glory, the one that sent this topic will destroy them tonight in Jesus name (Amen).
And if the enemy of your Glory is in your present, the Almighty God will arrest them today in the Name of Jesus (Amen).
Moses went there and the people of God were delivered.
Number Two: Because He is Glorious in Holiness, He is Unchangeable.
In Malachi 3:16, He says: Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his Name.
And remember also in Hebrews 13:8 – Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Brethren because He cannot change, the Glory ahead cannot be altered.
It cannot be altered by the enemy, it cannot be altered by the devil, it cannot be altered by you.
In Genesis 37:24 & 28 and 39:1 & 20 – there was a man called Joseph. He saw the Glory ahead and his siblings gathered together to kill that Glory. He escaped. They put the Glory in the pit he escaped. They put the Glory in the prison he escaped.
You are going to escape tonight in Jesus name (Amen) in the Name of Jesus (Amen).
When you get to Genesis 41:41, he stood in the presence of Pharaoh and Pharaoh said I set you over the Nation of Egypt.
When you get to verse 42, Pharaoh removed his ring, put it in his hand, his Royal apparel given to him, he put chains on him.
You are the next one to be decorated (Amen).
And he put him on the Royal horse because he saw his Glory ahead. With all the problems of His life that Glory could not be altered.
Irrespective of what enemies might have done in your life, you will enter into that Glory in Jesus Name (Amen)
Number Three: The Glory that has foundation on His holiness cannot fade away.
Ezekiel 14:14 says: ‘Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD.
What am I saying about this, the number two man mentioned here is Daniel. The Glory of Daniel started by proposing in himself not to defile himself with luxury of the king. He was focused and because of that God promoted him and he was given Political office.
Even though he was given Political office, he was not polluted by the Glory of that office. When they said they should not pray to God Almighty but to idols, he opened his windows and prayed. The enemies conspired, they put the Glory in the den of lions and the following day the king went and said: Daniel is your God that you are serving day and night able to deliver you. He answered oh King, by illustration, he said don’t worry yourself my God has delivered me. Why? Because innocency is found in me and in you, Oh king. If God should put His search light of His Holiness to your life, to your wardrobe, to your office, can He find Holiness there? Can He find Innocency there?
That is why I say, every Glory that have foundation in Holiness cannot fade away.
Daniel was adding Glory unto Glory unto four kingdoms and after his death, God Almighty still made reference to him as a reference point for righteousness.
Your Glory will never decay in Jesus name (Amen).
Number Four: His Glorious Holiness brings Fearful and Uncommon Miracle. And because I have said that there is a Glory ahead.
In this Congress, there will be in uncommon miracles in Jesus name (Amen).
Remember the story of Elijah, he said in 1 Kings 18:37 – Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.
So he put a sacrifice on a wood, on a stone and the dust under and then poured water on it.
You remember where I started, God jealously guarded His holiness and where we have first read He says I will not allow any man to pollute my Name.
When Elijah brought the Name of God to the scene, God rose up in His Glorious Holiness – He sent down fire, He consumed the sacrifice,
He consumed the wood,
He consumed the stone.
He consumed the dust and He licked up the water.
As God liveth, every consumables, every obstacles between you and your Glory, the fire of God will fall tonight (Amen) and it shall consume them all in the Name of Jesus (Amen).
When He is manifesting His Glorious Holiness, hopelessly hopeless situations turnaround. In John 11:4;/When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the Glory of God, that the Son of God might be Glorified thereby.
And when He got to verse 40 of John 11, Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the Glory of God?
There is someone here who will see the Glory of God tonight (Amen).
If you are the one, shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah!!!
Lazarus was sick and God knew. Let me tell you brethren, you are not alone in your situation. No matter the valley you; are since God says there is a Glory ahead of you, you will get there in Jesus Name (Amen).
Lazarus was sick, Jesus said this thing is for God to be Glorified.
Because of our time you know the story; he was buried, he became decomposed and then he began to stink. And when Jesus got there because you know after they buried him, they put a stone on the grave again.
They buried his dream, buried his vision, buried his ambition. He was below the valley as I was sometime in my life but when God surfaced in His Glorious Holiness, he called him back and said Lazarus that is not your bus stop, come out and he came out. He said loose and let him go.
I say with authority and efficacy in the Name Jesus, every dead situation in your life will regain life today in the Name of Jesus (Amen). And you will go back into that Glorious day in the Name of Jesus (Amen).
When He manifested the Glorious of His Holiness uncommon miracles happen.
Number Five: Which will be the confusion of the point before our responsibility – His Glorious Holiness brings uncommon victory.
In 2 Chronicles 20: 21 – 23.
21. And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say,
Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.
22. And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.
23. For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.
Three nations gathered against Jehoshaphat and he gathered singers together. He said let us begin to sing and worship God in the beauty of His Holiness as they began to worship God, God Himself fought the battle for them.
As He began to fight for you from tonight (Amen).
He just asked them to begin to kill themselves, the children of Ammon they started killing the Moabites and when they finished each other, they felt defeated until they finally killed themselves.
Every enemy that said you will not enter into the Glory ahead of you, they will destroy themselves in the Name of Jesus (Amen).
Uncommon Victory occur when He manifests the Glory of His Holiness.
In 2 Kings 19:33 – 37; there is a king of Assyria called Sennacherib who boasted against Hezekiah. He said all the gods of other nations could not deliver them – who is that God that is going to deliver you?
He said if you gather all your soldiers together he said they will not amount to one-tenth of the soldiers am bringing. He said so because they are uncountable.
Hezekiah ran to God and God sent one Angel and he started killing them from Commander to the least until he killed 185, 000 of the soldiers and Sennacherib that has been boasting ran back to his city and ran to his idol as he was trying to say to the idol thank you, you have allowed all the soldiers to die but you still spared my life. His children said ha, ha……. You are here again after you have wasted the lives of others, they took sword and they killed him. That was the end of him.
Because God is going to manifest in His Glorious of Holiness tonight, every man, every woman, every Power, every force standing between you and your Glory, they are going to be disgraced in the Name of Jesus (Amen).
But you and I, we have a responsibility.
Number One: You have to surrender to Him. He cannot fight for you if you don’t know Him. You cannot manifest His Glory if you don’t know Him and you can’t live Holy if you don’t know Him.
When you live Holy, you manifest the Glorious of His Holiness and John 1:12 says: But as many as received Him, to them gave He Power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name.
As our daddy will come to the podium tonight and make an altar call, just make it a day with Jesus – rush down to the altar and surrender to Him and He will begin to manifest His Glorious Holiness in your life in Jesus Name (Amen).
Number Two: Supposing you have given your life to Him, you need to draw closer to Him. You need to build a closer relationship with God not collectively but as an individual. You know in Matthew 17:1 – 2, twelve Apostle were following Jesus, when Jesus wanted to manifest the Glorious of His Holiness only three that were close to Him that he took to a Mountain called “Mountain of Transfiguration”. The rest nine, they were battling with demons down below and when Peter saw the Glory he said we don’t have to leave here anymore.
Nobody sees the Glory of God and remain the same. Isaiah saw that Glory and said woe is me. He has been condemning others but when he saw himself.
Peter said better – we stay here. But if you draw. Loser to Him, He will show you His Glorious Holiness.
Number Three: You must work with Him in Spirit and in Truth, worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.
John 4: 23 – 24:
23. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
24. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.
You must be a worshiper of God. Moses worshipped God, His Glorious Holiness was manifested unto him.
David worshiped God, he saw the Glory of God.
You must be a worshipper of God so that He can manifest His Glorious Holiness in you.
In fact, when we get to heaven there is no other work we are going to do than to worship Him because Revelation 4:8 says: “And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come”.
The four beast in heaven day and night, 24/7 they have nothing to do than to say Holy, Holy. Holy, Lord God Almighty.
Be a worshipper, you don’t go to Heaven to know God. You go to Heaven because you know God is there. If you are not a worshipper here, you won’t be able to worship Him there.
Number Four: Be thirsty of His glory, be thirsty of His glory.
Despite all the Miracles that Moses performed, he was still thirsty of the Glory of God. Despite the breakthrough you are going to have, continuously still be thirsty of His Glory. Exodus 33:18 said – And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy Glory.
May He be Merciful tonight on you in Jesus Mighty Name (Amen).
And finally, you have to defend your Faith. You need to defend your Faith.
This is not the time to stand aloof.
Daddy said the countdown is now. The three Hebrew boys: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, they said to the king in Daniel 3:16 – Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.
Enough is enough of bowing down to corruption. As a Christian, you don’t have to bow down to corruption. You don’t have to bow down to bribery. You don’t have to bow down to adultery and fornication.
You must show the nature of the Father that born you – Holiness is the nature of God,
He said in 1 Peter 1:17 – And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear.
Tell your neighbour, begin to defend your Faith. Don’t keep quiet anymore.
Are you ready to pray now, can you kindly rise up.
When Daddy will come he will make the altar call and I appeal to you to come forward.
Are you ready to pray, say Father:
1. Every impurity in my life standing between me and my Glory, remove them by your blood.
Go ahead and talk to Jesus, remove them by your blood (x4) in the Name of Jesus. Remove them by your blood in the Name of Jesus. Thank you Father.
You are going to pray this prayer again before I pray for you, say Father:
2. Reveal your Glory into my life. I want to enter into Glory, reveal your Glory to me. Father, reveal your Glory to me. I want to enter into my Glory, reveal your Glory to me in the Name of Jesus. In my spiritual life, in my physical life, in my finances, let me experience your Glory.
In Jesus Name we have have prayed.
And so Father, we give you all the Glory, we give you all the Honour.
We thank you because once you have said it, it is done. You have said the Glory is ahead.
Every impurities that will not allow us to enter into this Glory, remove by your by lBlood in the Name of Jesus (Amen).
Tonight, we pray that you will reveal your Glory to every aspect of our lives in the Name of Jesus. Our lives will never remain the same again in the Name of Jesus (Amen).
From now onward, our lives will become Glorious and Glorious and Glorious in the Mighty Name of Jesus (Amen).
In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed (Amen).
ADEBANJO ADESOLA, TITILAYOMI AJAYI AND MOSES DURODOLA
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