DAY 4 (EVENING SESSION)
RCCG HOLY GHOST CONGRESS 2018
THEME: GLORY AHEAD
TALK 2 TOPIC: BEFORE YOU CALL
MINISTERING: PASTOR E.A. ADEBOYE
TEXT: ISAIAH 65:19-24
DATE: 6TH DECEMBER, 2018
Thank You Lord!
1. Well, let’s go ahead and lift our hands to the Almighty God and let’s give Him Glory, give Him Honour, give Him Adoration. Praise Him, Praise the King of kings. Worship the I AM THAT I AM. Give Him praise.
He is worthy to be Praised. He is worthy to be Adored. Magnify His Holy Name. Bless Him, He is worthy. Give Him Glory. Bless the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
Thank you Father; thank you Almighty God. In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed – Amen!
2. Now lift your voice loud and clear, say Father; Every prayer I shall pray here today, please answer by Fire.
… Go ahead, talk to the Almighty God.
Thank you Father, in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed – Amen.
You are the Mighty God,
The Great I AM,
Father, we want to bless your Holy Name. Because you are the Almighty God. You are the I AM THAT I AM. You are the One who can change a Night of Sorrow to a Morning of Joy. Glory be to your Holy Name. Please Accept our worship, in Jesus Name.
Thank you for what you did on Monday. Thank you for what you did on Tuesday. Thank you for what you did yesterday. Thank you for what you have already done tonight. Thank you in advanced for what you will do this weekend. Please accept our worship in Jesus Name.
Father, we are praying that tonight; every prayer we shall pray here would be answered by Fire. And all those who are listening to us all over the world (and all those reading worldwide); Father, answer their prayers also.
In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed – Amen!
Alright, let somebody shout hallelujah – Hallelujah!
Well, shake hand with two (2) or there (3) people. Say: Good evening your Excellency! And then please be seated.
… All those who are coming for the first time may not understand you.
The rest of you who have being coming since Monday; maybe you need to introduce yourself to one (1) or two (2) people besides you. Tell them who you are:
Tell them: I am the Light of the World. I am the Salt of the Earth. I am a Child of God. I am a Christian. I am a Branch of Life. And I am the Ambassador of Christ.
Glory be to God!
BIRTH REPORT: As of 7pm this night, the number of babies born during this Congress has risen to Twenty Eight (28). Well, the Girls are still leading – thirteen (13) boys and fifteen (15) girls.
Well, let the girls shout Praise the Lord and let the boys shout Hallelujah!
I want to thank God for the Great Men and Woman of God that have spoken before me today. It has been wonderful!
And if Thursday is like this; it makes you wonder what Friday will be like – am looking forward to a Glorious tomorrow. And I say: God will bless all the Ministries of the people who have ministered to us tonight, in Jesus Name – Amen.
Because our time is a bit far spent; I will move straight away to the Talk for tonight: BEFORE THEY CALL.
BIBLE TEXT: ISAIAH 65:19-24
19. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
20. There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.
21. And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
22. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
23. They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them.
24. And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
… You can put the Name of your Nation there.
God is going to hear somebody here tonight; and He WILL ANSWER!
Why Do we Need to PRAY? Why pray at all?
Well, several reasons;
1. One of it will be because the Spiritual controls the Physical.
Whatever is happening in the Physical is controlled by what is happening in the Spiritual.
For example; Job didn’t get into trouble until there was a discussion concerning him, between God and the devil.
In Joshua 6:20; men shouted and God responded in Heaven; and the wall of Jericho fell. I have heard a lot of shouting tonight; and I know many walls have already fallen.
But there is nothing wrong in shouting ANOTHER hallelujah – HALLELUJAH!
Why Pray? Because the Spiritual controls the physical.
2. It is because there is Help for you.
You may not know where that help is; but God knows!
For example; years ago, I met a woman who said: she never wore the same dress twice. If she wears a dress now, that is the last time she will ever wear the dress. And so, the only problems she had was where to keep her dresses.
And there are some people who are still believing God for the dress they will wear at Christmas.
… So there is someone who has more than enough; and there is someone who does not have enough!
There is someone looking for Help; and there is someone who needs who to Help.
There is Help for you; and God knows where that Help is. That is why David said in Psalm 121:1-2:
1. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
So why Pray?
3. It is because God can DIRECT Help to you.
He knows what you need, and can direct the one who can supply the needs.
For example, in 1 Kings 17:8-16; A widow had only one meal left and God directed a Prophet to her before it is too late.
Do I hear somebody say: Right Now Lord, send Help to me?
I have told you this story before; we were building the First Auditorium, in preparation for our First Convention. A man was driving past. We had only one (1) week to go before the Convention. He was driving past; he wasn’t a member of the Church. And he saw a Bulldozer there working, and branched.
What are you people doing here? Oh! We want to build a Camp. What for? For Convention. Oh! What do you need? I said: the only problem we have is that the land here is clay; as we are digging the well, the well kept on collapsing.
He said: What you need is a borehole. I said: I know that; where is the money? He said: I will build you one (1). But there is only one (1) week to go. He said: That is more than enough.
… Six (6) Days later, Water was flowing freely!
May I Prophesy to somebody here today; God will send Helpers to you – Amen!
Why Pray? Because God knows you need Help; because He knows where Help is, He can direct Help to you. But He can do more than just Direct the Help;
4. He can FORCE the one who must Help you to come yo you.
In Genesis 41:1-44; the Bible said God had promised Joseph : You will sit on the Throne but he ended up in prison.
When the time came for the Almighty God, the One who can bring to past the fulfilment of God’s Promises in the life of Joseph; gave two (2) bad dreams. And by the following morning, they have to send for Joseph. And the destiny of Joseph was accomplished.
I want to decree to someone here tonight (or reading); those who will help you to fulfil destiny: they will no longer rest until they bring the Help to you – Amen!
Am just going to tell you these few stories because we will soon be praying.
Again, I have told you; it is a story you know. We were building the First Auditorium. The carpenters came to me and said they needed N204 (Two hundred and Four Naira) for the work to continue. And at that time, I had not N1 (one Naira) left.
So, when they said they needed N204 (Two hundred and Four Naira), I said: it’s ok, when I have the money I will send for you. The Leader was VERY CROSSED with me because he thought I was lying. And then he began to grumble as he was going: You are the one who will say the work is slow. We ask for only N204 (Two hundred and Four Naira) and you say you don’t have. As he was grumbling away, I said to God: Daddy, I hope you are hearing?
I fell asleep; it was early on the morning, I had prayed all night, asking for Help. When I woke up, there was a man sitting in front of my office; sitting at the door eating breakfast. So I said: sir, what is the problem? He said; I have no problem. I just collected my house rent, I wanted to eat my breakfast; when God spoke to me and said : don’t eat yet, take the money to my son in the Camp.
I collected the money from him. I prayed for him. He said, when I came and I saw you sleeping, I said: God can I eat now? I counted the money: it was N1,200 (One Thousand Two Hundred Naira). A thousand Naira more than I needed.
I decree to you one more time; May the people who should Help you, who are not Helping you now. From now on, they won’t be able to sleep.
Why must I Pray?
5. Because there are Heights that you cannot reach on your own. And yet, God wants to take you very high. God wants to take you very high.
The plan of God for you is GLORY. But on your own, you can’t get there. So He needs to lift you up. You need the Everlasting ARMS of the Almighty God to bring you to such heights. When you pray, He will show you that what is impossible with man is possible with God.
I will tell you probably another story, this might be the last story I will be telling you tonight; before I tell you one (1) or two (2) more things and then we go and pray. Because tonight, YOU MUST PRAY!
I told the story when I was a little boy. And I was playing ball; it was this Tennis Ball – Old Tennis Ball that somebody gave to me. And I was kicking the balk all over the place. And I kicked it high, and it landed on the roof of our house. And the roof was thatched roof.
So because it was thatched roof with leaves; The ball got there and got stocked. If I move back, I can see the ball. So I took a big piece of wood and for me to reach the roof tip, I would have to move close. And as I move close, I can’t see the ball again. I will move back, I will see the ball. I will move closer, I won’t see the ball.
I was doing that again and again. And all the while, my father was sitting on a chair beside me; getting some fresh air. When I was tired of going forward and backward, I turned to my dad: Please help me; my ball fell on the roof.
He said to me; you know I am here and you didn’t say anything. He got up, with one swing of his hand; he brought my ball back to me.
Today, the One with the Everlasting Arm; with one swing of His Hand, He is going to take you to that Height, in Jesus Name.
Now, when we pray; when we talk about prayer, there are three (3) Major Possibilities. Three (3) Major Possible Responses from God.
1. God could say: When they call, I WILL answer. “When they call”; because Jeremiah 33:3 “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
Although He added in Isaiah 55:6-7
6. Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
7. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
When you want to call, you MUST follow the Right Procedures. Psalm 50:14-15; He said:
i. You must come with Thanksgiving. You must thank Him for what He did in the past.
ii. He said you must pay your vows. That is a BIG one. Because some of us are still owing God several vows which we have not paid.
It is my prayer that the Almighty God will enable you to pay quickly.
iii. It is then He says: CALL! And I will ANSWER.
… So, that is possibility No. 1
2. There is Possibility No. 2: God could have said, Before they call I CAN answer.
I CAN; it doesn’t mean I WILL. Before they call I can answer.
Why? Because Acts 15:18 says He knows the end from the beginning.
For example, in Exodus 15:22-25, by the time the children of Israel got to Marah and they couldn’t drink of the water; there was already a tree waiting by the riverside that God showed Moses to put in the what and the water became sweet.
He knows the end from the beginning. So He could say; ok before you call, I can answer. He is God, He is Sovereign. If you call and He doesn’t answer, what are you going to do? You can’t sue him?
But the BEST of all, which is the Good News I have for you;
3. BEFORE they call I WILL Answer.
God is going to answer somebody here tonight.
Why will He answer BEFORE you call?
Psalm 103:8 says that: “The LORD is Merciful and Gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in Mercy.”
… That is why He says before you call I will answer.
In Ephesian 2:4-5; He says because He is Rich in Mercy. He can reach down to you and help you. Even when you are still dead in sin and trespass.
But then He says there is another reason why He would answer before you call. And that is in Psalms 106:7-8; He said, I will do it just for my Name sake. Not because of you, not because of anything else. But for MY NAME SAKE!
He will answer you tonight, for various reasons:
1. Because you are a child of God.
2. Because you are His Branch.
3. Because you are His Ambassador.
Before you call, He WILL Answer you!
And then probably you will be waiting for me the give you one (1) more Name. And you thought probably I forgot. But the New Name is in the Text I read to you.
It says: “THE ELECT of God”.
Now what is the meaning of The Elect?
It means the Favourite! The Beloved. The one whom God has chosen to love.
Now, may I just give you an example. In John 13:21-26; The Lord was at Dinner Table with His Twelve (12) Apostles. And He began to talk, and He said that one of them was going to betray Him. And everybody was asking “Is it me?” And He was not forth coming.
Then Peter turned to John and said; ask Him, He will tell you. And so John; you know his Title is “The Beloved” drew close and said: Lord, who is the fellow? And there were Twelve (12) of them on the Table.
And Jesus said to him; don’t let me mention his name. But I will show you a sign. I will take a bit of bread, out it in the stew and put it in the mouth of the fellow. Whosoever that fellow is, that is the Traitor.
Don’t let anybody deceive you by saying that God loves us equally. That is not true. He loves me more than you. So if He loves you more than me, it means He doesn’t love us equally.
There are some people; before they call, God answers. They have the kind of relationship with God that is not common to man. And I will explain, because we are going to pray now, very soon.
After I became Born Again, I told the Almighty God: I don’t want to be an Ordinary Christian. I don’t want to be like anybody else. I want to be SPECIAL!
Then we began to talk. It will interest you to know that, at least in Nigeria; I am the first fellow to call God DADDY.
When I began to call God Daddy, I got very stiff opposition from many people – What is wrong with you? God is Father, not Daddy. Don’t treat Him as if He is an Ordinary human being.
I said: don’t let us quarrel, He is your Father. But He is my Daddy. There is a difference between the two. He is not just my Father, He is my Daddy. Or to use the language of the young ones; He is my POOPSIE . And whether you believe it or not, I am His BOMBOY.
You need to get into that intimate relationship with God so that when you call; even BEFORE you call – He WILL answer.
And I will give you just a little illustration; and release you to talk to God.
For reasons that am sure is common to men; my last son was very close to me – Very little thing, almost like a puppy. And I will be in my Prayer Room; in the first house I lived.
My Prayer Room, those of you who have been there; we call the house now “Open Heaven House”. My Praying Room is adjourning my Bedroom. And it has no comfort. No Fan, no aircondition. I made it on purpose; because when I go there, it is for serious business.
So I will be there in my Prayer Room, stark naked before my God, praying and discussing serious matter: how the Church will grow, peace in the Nation – very serious matters!
And my little Bomboy will come in and say: Daddy, I want cookies. I am praying, go to your mother. Papa I want cookies. The mistake you can make is to say: get away from here! Then he began cry “Cookies”. So if you are wise, you will suspend your BIG prayers and give him what he wants.
Since I knew that, that will happen again and again; any time I am going into the Prayer Room to pray, what do you think I will do? I make sure the cookies is waiting before he comes. So when he comes and say daddy – before he calls.
If you haven’t given your life to Jesus Christ, you haven’t even started the relationship at all. Not to talk of becoming His favourite.
So I am to give you just two (2) minutes. If you are here and you have not yet given your life to Jesus; rush forward! You have to really run tonight, because the rest of us want to talk to our Daddy. We need some serious discussions with our “POOPSIE”: There are things we want to ask Him today; that we must receive before tomorrow.
The Man of God was talking about the next twenty five (25) days – twenty five (25) days begin NOW!
So, if you have not yet given your life to Jesus Christ; before I say twelve (12); come and before me. I will pray for your Salvation. We will get you out of the way, and then we will be able to talk to the Almighty God.
So, if you want to give your life to Jesus; begin to come now, as I count…
The only prayer that God can answer for a sinner is: “God, have mercy on me; save my soul’. That’s the only prayer He can hear from you.
So you better come to Him; and come and surrender your life to Him. And let Him: out of His Mercy save your soul.
Thank you, those of you who are clapping – Your hands will never be empty. Ok, thank you very much;
Those of you who are already in front, begin to call on God and say: Just have Mercy on me. Save my soul and I will serve you for the rest of my life.
… Those of you who are already on the way, keep coming. We will wait. Get here before we finish praying.
Cry to Him: Save my soul, have mercy on me, forgive all my sins Lord. And receive me into the Family of God. I want you to be my Lord; I want you to be my Father.
And the rest of us, would you please stretch out hands to these people and intercede for them. Pray that the One who save our souls will save their own souls too. Also, pray that the Almighty God will turn them to children of God. Pray for them Brethren. Intercede for them just for one more minute. Pray for them?
Those of you who are on the way, hurry up. Pray as you come. Ask God to have Mercy on you and to save your soul.
… Thank you Jesus; keep coming, I will wait for ten (10) seconds more. And then we will pray for you.
Thank you Father; In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed – Amen!
GO PRAYS: Father, I just want to say: Thank You. Thank you for your Words. And Thank you for these people that have responded to your Words. You have Promise that whosoever will come unto you; you will no wise cast out. They have come to you now. Father, please receive them, forgive them, let your Blood wash away their sins, save their souls, write their names in the Book of Life, receive them into the Family of God.
I pray that the Lord God Almighty, from now on; anytime they call on you, you will answer them by Fire. Thank you Almighty God. In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed – Amen!
Those of you who have come forward, I rejoice with you, because from now on, by God’s Grace; I will be praying for you. So the Counsellors will be giving you cards. Please fill the cards very quickly; your Name, Address, your Prayer Request. And I promise you I will be praying for you.
We will wait for you just for two (2) to three (3) minutes before we go on: for you to finish filling your forms.
In the meantime; the rest of us can begin to Thank God in advanced. Because He is going to hear our prayers tonight. And the answer is going to come immediately.
So let’s spend some time thanking God in advanced.
Those of you still on the way, keep coming. You an still catch up with us. You are not late.
… Choir over to you!
Am fully aware that there are still some of you who needs to go work tomorrow. And the time is far spent. But I want to appeal to you in the Name of the Almighty God; that you at least in the next fifteen (15) minutes: you are going to talk to God. You are going to ask for Help – that is, if you need help; and I know, I need Help.
… And am going to open the Altar to you; if you want to come and lay yourself before Him.
Just say my Daddy; Help me, send Help to. You say before I call you will answer. You know where those who can help me are. Send them to me: from the East, West, North and South. From Heaven Above; Lord please send Help to me.
Thank you Jesus; hallelujah Father. In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.
Almighty God, Help of the helpless, please send Help to us. We are your Favourite children; we are the Elects of God. Some of us are in very serious need of Help; Father send Help to us!
You are the Ever Present Help in Time of trouble: Some of us need Spiritual Help; some of us need Financial Help; some of us need Physical Help, some of us need Marital Help – Lord send Help to us. From the East, send Help to us. From the West, send Help to us. From the North, send Help to us. From the South, send Help to us. From Heaven Above, send Help to us.
We have no Help but Thee. To who else shall we go? You are our last bus stop. Please Daddy, send Help to us. Let our Joy come speedily. Thank you Almighty God.
As your children will be going; please go with them. Protect them from evil. By the time we gather again tomorrow, let everybody have their Testimonies.
In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed. Amen!
Let me hear you shout a Big hallelujah – Hallelujah!
God bless you! You can go back to your seats or you can go home. Go in peace. The Lord will go with you. Make sure you come very early tomorrow (Friday) as you know that there will be a crowd.
EDITORIAL NOTE: It is getting better by the day and we warmly welcome you all to the dispensation of: Before your Call…
So far so good, Day 1 to Day 4 has been wonderful and we are sure Day 5 promises to be at its very peak
Activities for the day (Day 5) will be at the New Auditorium, Simawa. And you just have to find your way down to the Redemption Camp.
… The siege over getting your Glory has been lifted indeed and you are positioned for the “Glory Ahead”.
Jesus Christ sure waiting you you. Ensure you don’t come alone – come with all your family members and invite your friends, neighbours, co-workers, acquaintances and enemies (yet to be delivered).
We appreciate you all for reading and keeping faith in our Crew little efforts to reach out to you!
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