RCCG APRIL 2019 THANKSGIVING SERVICE WITH PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE FEATURING SPECIAL PRAYERS FOR FIRST BORN AND THEIR FAMILIES @ THRONE OF GRACE, NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, LAGOS NIGERIA
THEME: SWIMMING IN GLORY – PART 4
SERMON: REGAINING YOUR LOST GLORY
MINISTERING: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
TEXT: 1THESSALONIANS 5: 16-18
DATE: 7TH APRIL, 2019
1. We thank You Lord because You are so Reliable, You are the One of today, yesterday, and forevermore, we bless Your Holy Name Father, we bless Your Holy Name. May Your Name be forever be Glorified. Thank You Ancient of Days, In Jesus Mighty Name we Prayed.
2. Let us lift up our voices to the Almighty God and say Father, we commit all the FIRST BORN into Your hands, You Promised them DOUBLE blessing, bless them double oh Lord.
Go ahead and talk to Almighty God: Every first born in every families we commit them into Your Hands Lord, double blessing (2x), double portion of ANOINTING, double JOY, everything in Double, Father, pour upon all these first born. All Your first born all over the world, Father bless them Mightily, let their Testimonies be double, let their Miracles be double, let their Joy be double. Father, bless them – double Promotion, double Anointing, double Joy, double Success, in every area of their lives. Father, bless them double and bless their families also and let it be well with them forever and ever.
… In Jesus Mighty Name we prayed – Amen.
If there is something SPECIAL you want God to do for you in this Month of April, lift your voices to Him and ask Him now: Whatever you want Him to do for you, something Special in the Second Quarter of the Year 2019.
Talk to God about it now.
In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed – Amen.
We give You all the Glory,
We give You Honour,
We give You all the Glory,
We give You Honour
Unchangeable Changer, the One who never grows old, the One who have been before the Mountains were brought forth, the One who will be when the Heaven and Earth would pass away, Glory be unto Your Holy Name.
Please accept our worship in Jesus’ Name.
Father, bless all the FIRST BORN, give them double portion: double Joy, double Success, double Promotion, double Anointing, bless them double and bless their families also.
Father, I am committing all your children who have been faithful in the payment of their tithes and giving of their offering unto You, as never before, bless them, Silence their Mockers, Promote them, Support them, Anoint them, everything they touch, let it prosper.
In everything your children have requested for this Month, Father, give unto them.
I pray that everyone listening to us (or reading) right now will have course to sing even before tomorrow morning.
Thank You my Father, in Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen!
Let somebody Shout Hallelujah – HALLELUJAH!
Shake hands with one (1) or two (2) people and say: Good Morning, it is well with you.
…You will not be sick in Jesus’ Name.
It has come to our Notice that some of us stayed behind at home on a Thanksgiving Service like this watch on Television. Even though those who are in prison do go to Church. They have Chapel in the Prison, so they go there on Sundays.
There are certain things that can never be transmitted through the television. Thank God for the television, (very powerful instrument) but the atmosphere cannot be transmitted through the television.
There is something we called “Corporate Anointing”, when people are together. It’s like when you put one fire beside another fire. The combined effect is called “CORPORATE ANOINTING”.
Don’t sit down at home, come and worship God with us.
May I hear your Amen – AMEN!
BIBLE TEXT: 1 THESSALONIANS 5:16-18
16. Rejoice evermore.
17. Pray without ceasing.
18. In everything give thanks: for this is the Will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Is there anyone here whose JOY is going to last forever?
YES! (The DMC MEDIA CREW MEMBERS.)
If you are the one, let me hear you shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah.
There are some advises that you find in the Words of God that I find it difficult to talk about. But anything in the Bible is written to you by someone who loves you – your friend.
So when He says REJOICE EVERMORE, that is not easy.
It is not everyday you will feel like Rejoicing but He says Rejoice all the same, Rejoice evermore, PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.
Some of us would say how can I do that one, wouldn’t I rest?
But He says “Pray without Ceasing.’
Probably the toughest one is when He says, in EVERYTHING give thanks.
You say how can that really be in the Bible!
It is there because everyone can Praise God when all is well. I mean if you have just won a Victory, everybody will be ready to give thanks.
Like in Exodus 15-1-11; when the children of Israel looked back and they saw the army of Pharaoh drown in the Sea. When they saw the people they were afraid – the saw them off yesterday and they are completely dead by the following morning.
… Ooh! they sang.
Or in 1 Samuel 2:1-10; when the woman who was considered barren suddenly had a son.
… Ooh! she sang!
Anybody can sing if they just had a child or somebody who just had a Miraculous Healing.
In Acts 3:1-8; when the man who was born lame, who had been a beggar for Forty (40) years suddenly found that he could now get up and walk. The Bible says that he didn’t just get up to walk, he was WALKING, LEAPING and PRAISING God at the same time.
Why? A Miracle came!
Everyone of you that are in need of Miracle, you will get one today in Jesus Name – Amen.
It is only a few, genuine Christians; committed Christians who can Praise God in the time of trouble (only very few). It takes someone who is hundred percent (100%) surrendered to God to say like Job said in Job 19: 25-27:
25. For I know [that] my redeemer liveth, and [that] He shall stand at the latter [day] upon the earth:
26. And [though] after my skin [worms] destroy this [body], yet in my flesh shall I see God:
27. Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; [though] my reins be consumed within me.
… “I know that my Redeemer Liveth.”
This was a man who was extremely wealthy with happy family. He lost everything he had: all his children were dead and he was sick, terribly sick. And while everybody was trying to console him, he said, take it easy, it doesn’t matter what is happening – “I know that my Redeemer liveth.”
It takes genuine Christian; those who are hundred percent (100%) surrendered to God to say what Job said in Job 13:15: “Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him. But I will maintain my own ways before Him.”
…. Even if He kills me, I will still trust this God.
It takes those who are hundred percent (100%) committed to God to sing Praises in Prison.
Acts 16:25 recorded that: “And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.”
Paul and Silas were in prison; not because they committed a crime, they were in prison because they were doing the WILL of God and yet at midnight when other people would be mourning and complaining, the Bible says that they sang Praises to God so loudly that all the other prisoners heard them.
David said in Psalms 27: 3-6:
3. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this [will] I [be] confident.
4. One [thing] have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His Temple.
5. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His Tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock.”
6. And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in His Tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.
He said even if Hosts should surround me, even if am deep in trouble, even when I find it difficult to really Praise God; I will offer PRAISES TO HIM as a Sacrifice.
Oh! it takes a strong Christian to Praise God when things are not looking good.
Why should we PRAISE Him in times of trouble?
It is because the best time to Praise God; the best time of all to Praise God is when it appears that God has forsaken you. When everything seems to be going wrong. When you are praying and no answer(s) seems to be coming, When you are crying to God and it appears as if He is not hearing you anymore.
… When it appears God has forsaken you – PRAISE HIM!
Why? Because Psalms 22:23 says: “Ye that fear the LORD, Praise Him; all ye the seed of Jacob, Glorify Him; and fear Him, all ye the seed of Israel.”
This tell us He inhabits the Praises of His people: He dwells where there are PRAISES!
So if I feel that God is far from me, how do I bring Him near to me?
When I begin to Praise Him because He inhabits the Praises of His people.
No matter how far away He is, He would come and inhabit in His Praises.
He said in His Words ib John 4:24: “God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship [Him] in Spirit and in Truth.”
He seeks such to worship Him.
The Almighty God, the All Sufficient God, the One who needs nothing says there is one thing I seek for – “WORSHIPPERS.”
So when you feel that God is far from you, when you feel that maybe He has forsaken you, when you think that for one reason or the other you don’t even know whether God is interested in you anymore; just PRAISE HIM!
Then He will seek you out because He must dwell in the Praises of His people.
And when you begin to Praise Him and He moves near: even if it were enemies attacking you, then the enemies are in trouble.
Because in 2 Chronicles 20:1-25; there is this king called Jehoshaphat; a very good king, serving God with all his heart, not troubling anybody at all, minding his own business.
Suddenly News came that three (3) Mighty Kings bounded themselves together and said: This king, we will wiped him out.”
He was frightened; “God what have I done? What is my offence. Why am I having so Much problems?
All of a sudden, God said, Son, you haven’t done anything wrong, the enemy is doing his own job. So too you do one thing and I will show the enemies who is in charge – PRAISE ME and I will cause the enemies to destroy themselves.
Do I hear somebody shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah.
And they began to Sing and to Praise God; God said, don’t worry yourself, you don’t have to fight, leave me alone with them – You Praise me and see what I can do.
The enemies destroyed themselves one by one and all the wealth of the enemies were carried by the Army of Jehoshaphat. It took them three (3) days to bring in the spoils.
I have Good News for somebody here today. I know some of you might be in pain, some of you might be in sorrow, some of you, things might be hard, for some of you; you think maybe God has FORGOTTEN you.
If only you can PRAISE HIM (2x) before tomorrow morning, you would have something to SING ABOUT in the Name of Jesus – Amen.
If you think the enemies has put you in prison: you turned to the right, it seems there is no way, you turned to the left, there seems to be no way. Everything looks dark – then just Praise Him!
When He comes, He will shake loose the door of the prison and the one they put in charge to make sure that you wouldn’t escape will become the one who will be serving you – Amen!
If you can Praise Him when all is bad, He will make all your enemies your footstool.
Am asking you today to Praise Him: if the ways seems to be blocked, if all of a sudden it appears as if you don’t even know the right thing to do anymore. If you looked to the right, no way, you looked to the left, no way then you looked forward you see a huge mountain blocking your ways – PRAISE HIM!
Just remember Joshua in 6:20: “So the people shouted when [the priests] blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.”
Joshua was doing his own job marching to the Promise Land. All of a sudden, there was this huge wall of Jericho. The Almighty God said, all you need to do is to Praise Me and I will pull down that wall.
If there is anyone here today who find life so difficult, things are completely going wrong, you find your ways blocked, you are attacked by the right, by the left, from the front and from behind, or attacked by the people you have not offended, you are just doing your own, just minding your own business and they begin to attack you. They attacked you at home, they attacked you on the newspaper, they attacked you on the media – JUST PRAISE HIM!
… Every mountain shall be made plain in Jesus’ Name – Amen.
When you read the book of John 11:35-44; you will see the story there so interesting. The bible says JESUS WEPT!
He was sad because His best friend has just died and he had been buried .
If you read it from verse one (1), it is clearly stated there that “the one whom He love was sick”.
By the time He arrived, the friend had been dead and buried four (4) days. And the statement of the sister of the fellow who died was an accusation: “if only you have come on time, my brother wouldn’t have died.”
Look at your friendship, see how much you have done for the one you say you loved.
But within minutes, He performed His Greatest Miracle of all – “raising the man who had been dead four (4) days.”
One moment He was in the deepest valley of sorrow, the next moment, he was on the Mountain top of Victory.
In between the two, the Bible says that He stood between the two and said Father “I thank you”.
… That turned the Tides!
If only you can Thank my Father today and you can Praise Him today; the Tides will turn for you in Jesus’ Name – Amen.
WHY MUST I GIVE MY LIFE TO JESUS?
One of the greatest reason is because you are going to need Him in the time of sorrow.
Many people don’t want to hear about Him when all is well. But when sorrow comes, you will know that you need somebody who can Turn the Tides.
When everything is going on fine and you have plenty of money, You have influence, and you have many friends and when the Tide turns and you loose all what you have and you loose your influence; then you will remembered the One who said: “I will never leave you and will never forsake you.”
If there is no other reason at all but the fact that you will need Him in time of trouble; it should be enough reason why you should give your life to Jesus Christ.
I know some of you would say: I can never be poor again. I have so much money, I can’t even finish it. Like a friend of mine some years ago. He said “My problem is not money but my problem is how to spend it”. And I said, that is no problem, just give the money to me I will help you spend it.
But if you suddenly hear the doctor says that with all your money you have a sickness that cannot be cured. Then you will know you need somebody who is the GREAT PHYSICIAN.
So if you are here this morning and you have not given your life to Jesus; because of the day when there would be nobody else who would stand by you but God. I invite you to come and give your life to Jesus. Let Him save your soul so that when the time comes, when the storm of life comes, you will have the PRINCE OF PEACE by your side.
I am calling on you now and am counting only up to five (5)
… Counting now!
Come and give your life to Him. You will need Him one day when there is nobody else who can help you, you will need Him then but when you don’t give your life to Him, when the storm comes, you will face the storm alone. He is the only good friend you can trust in the time of need.
Hurry up (3x) He would save your soul, He would receive you into the family of God and He will become a friend – a friend in need, a Friend Indeed!
Thank You Father, those of you who are still on the way, hurry up because we want to pray now and those of us who are already here in front, talk to Almighty God: tell Him, I have come to surrender my life unto You, I need You, You are the only One I can trust in the time of trouble. I surrender my life unto You today, save my soul Lord, wash away my sins and I will serve You for the rest of my life. Talk to Him now.
Those of you on the way, please hurry up, come and give your life to Him.
The rest of us, let’s stretch our hands towards our new brothers and sisters and intercede for them. Pray that God would save their souls, Pray that God would be Merciful unto them, Pray that the One who saved our souls would save their own souls also. Pray that this will mark a new beginning for them. Pray for them Brethren.
Is there anyone who still wants to come? You are not late yet, make sure you get here before I finish praying.
Oh! thank You Father. Hurry up (2x) anyone still coming, God bless you, you are welcome, you are not late yet. Just make sure you get here before I finish praying and the Lord will save your soul. Keep coming (2x) you are not late yet.
Thank You Jesus,
In Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen.
PRAYER OF SALVATION
Ancient of days I want to thank You for Your Words. The Help of the helpless I want to thank You. The One who will be by the side of His Own in time of trouble I thanks You. The One who will be by us day and night I worship You. Please accept our Thanks in Jesus’ Name.
You Promise that whosoever comes unto You, You will in no wise cast out, behold, these people have come forward to surrender their lives to You, please receive them In Jesus’ Name. Save their souls, forgive their Sins, Wash them clean with Your Blood, receive them into the family of God, write their names in the book of life. Then anytime they call on You Father, please answer them by Fire.
In Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen!
Praise the Lord – Hallelujah!
Now I want to rejoice with those of us who have come forward and I want to Promise you by the Grace of God, with effect from now, I will be praying for you and am going to need your names, address and your prayer requests. And I Promise you, I will be praying for you.
A councillor will attend to you in a moment. But in the mean time I want you to be part of the prayer we are going to pray next.
Is there anyone here today who want God to draw near him? You want the Almighty God to see you through whatever you might be passing through?
Stand on your feet and just Praise Him. Praise Him as you have never done before. Praise Him until He would draw near, Praise Him until He would turn the Tides, Praise Him so that He can turn your tears to tears of Joy instead of tears of sorrow. Praise Him, Give Him Glory, Magnify His Holy Name. He said, in everything Give thanks: Give thanks in Sickness, give thanks in Sorrow, give Him thanks in every situation. Praise Him (2x), Let Him hear your Voices so that He can draw near you and turn the Tides for you. Praise Him like never before.
In Jesus Mighty Name we have given THANKS – Amen.
Let somebody shout Hallelujah – HALLELUJAH
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