RCCG FEBRUARY 2019 HOLY GHOST SERVICE SERMON

RCCG FEBRUARY 2019 HOLY GHOST SERVICE

THEME: SWIMMING IN GLORY – PART 2

MINISTERING: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE

DATE: 1ST FEBRUARY, 2019

1. Well, lift your hands to the Almighty God and bless His Name. Give Him Glory, give Him Honour, give Him Adoration. Praise Him Praises for bringing you to the second (2nd) Month of this year. Worship Him for everything He has done for you since the beginning of the year. Praise Him, Magnify His Holy Name, Adore the King of kings; the Lord of lords, the Ancient of Days, the Unchangeable Changer. Bless His Holy Name. The Helper of the helpless, the Defender of the defenceless. The Lord of Hosts. The King of Glory; the Lord Strong and Mighty, the Lord Mighty in Battle. Praise Him, Worship His Holy Name. Give Him Glory, give Him Honour, give Him Adoration. Bless His Holy Name.

Thank you Father! Ooh! Blessed be your Holy Name. Thank You my Father, thank You my King, blessed be Your Holy Name. I Worship You, I Adore You. I thank You for your Kindness, thank You for Your Faithfulness, thank You for Your Support, thank You for answered prayers. Ooh! Ancient of Days, Glory be to Your Holy Name.

Thank You for loving me; thank You for choosing more, thank You for providing for me. Blessed be Your Holy Name. What a Marvellous God that You are! Am proud of You my Daddy. Am proud to be your son. Glory(3X) be to Your Holy Name. Thank You for loving me; and I want You to know “I Love You, too”. Glory be to Your Holy Name Daddy.; Glory be to Your Holy Name! Oh Glory, Glory be to Your Holy Name. Hallowed be Your Holy Name, my Father and my God. Ancient of Days; Thank You (7X)! Blessed (3X) be Your Holy Name, Thank You my Father.

In Jesus Mighty Name we have Worshipped – Amen!

2. Now, I want you to lift your voice loud and clear and say Father; this very moment, REMOVE THE GARMENT OF SHAME from my life. Go ahead, talk to the Almighty God.

Thank You my Father, thank You Jesus. In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed – Amen.

SONG
We give You all the Glory;
We give You Honour. We give You all the Glory;
We give You Honour.

OPENING PRAYER:

Father Almighty we give You all the Glory; we give You all the Honour; we give You all the Adoration. Thank You for what You have done for us in January. Thank You for keeping us till this moment. Father, accept out Worship in Jesus’ Name.

My Lord and my Saviour; I cry to You tonight concerning everyone of Your children; beginning from right Now: every GARMENT OF SHAME, take away from us. Anything in our lives that is challenging You, the Almighty; King of Glory, anything in our lives that is causing people to say: “Where is your God?” Remove it RIGHT NOW, in Jesus Name.

Please Lord, replace every shame with Your Glory. In the lives of everyone of us here tonight (watching or reading) my Father and my God; please do Something Glorious. Please Lord, God Almighty, once again we are in one accord; HAVE MERCY ON NIGERIA.

In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed – AMEN!

Let somebody shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah.

I want you to shake hand with three (3) or four (4) people and say: Your Excellency, ARISE AND SHINE!

Thank you. And then you may please be seated; except those who were born in the Month of February. If you were born in the Month of February let me hear you shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah.

PRAYER FOR FEBRUARY CELEBRANTS:

My Father and my God, I want to commit all these your children born in the Month of February into Your hands. February is the second Month of the year. And so am asking Daddy, that the blessings of all these your children will be DOUBLE. Double their Promotions, double their Testimonies, double their Glory. Give them a brand new beginning. A new beginning of double Joy, of double Anointing; of double commitment to Your Service. And let them serve You Double.

In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed – AMEN!

Children of February shout another Hallelujah – Hallelujah. God bless you. You may be seated.

DADDY GO ANNOUNCED AS FOLLOWS:

1. Maybe I should just cease this opportunity to ANNOUNCE to you that by the Grace of God, at long last; the Redeemer’s College of Technology and Management has started operating. Even though am the one saying it, it is the truth that: This is the Best Equipped College of Technology in this country (Nigeria). And I rejoice with those who are pioneering Members; those who are pioneering Students, wherever they may be; maybe if they stand up right now, I just want to pronounce a blessing on you.

… OK, they are over there (in the Auditorium).

PRAYER FOR THE STUDENTS: I bless you in the Mighty Name of Jesus. You will succeed, and you will shine for Jesus Christ. So shall it be in Jesus Name – Amen. God bless you!

2. The Special Holy Ghost Service is next Month (March). And usually, you know we start on Thursday, then go all the way to Sunday. But because of Election that is coming up on the 2nd of March; we will only meet for Thursday (28th February) and Friday (1st March).

Now, for Friday; those of you who are far away: if you know it’s going to take you more than three (3) hours to go from here (the Camp) to your home; then don’t bother to come on Friday. Stay at home watch on Television, watch on the Internet or Listen on Radio. I can assure you, I will pray Specially for those of you, who for the reason of the Election cannot come.

But we will start on Thursday, go on to Friday and we will finish (God helping us) before 1:00am. So that those of you who are roughly three (3) hours distant from here (the Camp); you will be back home long before 6:00am.

That is for the Special Holy Ghost Service. And the Theme, of course is SWIMMING IN GLORY – PART 3.

Let me assure you, it will be the Greatest Special Holy Ghost Service we have ever had. I can assure you of that!

… I heard that one directly from my Father in Heaven.

3. SPECIAL DIVINE ENCOUNTER:

I am delighted to inform you that for three (3) Days: February 11th, 12th and 13th, IN ALL OUR CHURCHES, you can LINK up to the Camp here via DOVE MEDIA. Because we will be conducting three (3) Days of Special Divine Encounter with the Almighty.

Three (3) Powerful Days of Special Divine Encounter will be for one (1) Hour each day from 6 to 7 PM; if the Lord has not returned by then.

Now, the Preachers tonight have being extremely wonderful!

I think we should give the Lord a Big Round of applause. They are from the Headquarter’s Family. So we are not surprised that they are good. And we will be praying for the Headquarters Family later on in the evening.

The Lady who started off, did an excellent job. Beautiful Teaching; very beautiful Teaching. We appreciate her very, very much for the Teaching.

But you know me very well, am not just your father, am your Coach. And you know the Coach is never satisfied. And so there might be one (1) or two (2) things to point out to her. So that the rest of us can learn.

1. When she was worshipping God at beginning of the Programme; I expected her to KNEEL DOWN before the Almighty. I was looking forward to that. “Like father, like daughter, abi? Do I hear an Amen to that?

2. And then secondly, when she finished, she did not allow us to PRAY; she just prayed for us. Ah! My dear, we want to pray too.

… So next time you are closing your Preaching; tell us to pray. Alright?

Let’s give the Lord a big round of applause for her. She did a very beautiful job. Wonderful, wonderful Teaching.

One of the things I got from the Teaching; am sure some of you didn’t know I was listening. I might not be here, but I was listening, even in my Prayer Room. Was that; “Nobody can be Swimming WITHOUT getting wet”. In other words, if truly you are Swimming, the moment people see you come, they will know; “This fellow has just been Swimming”. That is beautiful!

So those of you who claim that you are Swimming in Glory; we should begin to see it from now on, manifesting in your life. And so shall it be in Jesus Name.

And then, came the young man and he just “BLEW ME OFF” completely. I mean, he was adding points upon points, upon points. Before I could digest one, he has brought in another one. Wonderful , wonderful preaching. Wonderful Preaching!

And there is one particular point he made, apart from all the other beautiful ones. You know, my wife (Mummy GO) referred to one (1) of them; “If there is somebody willing to pray, there is a God who is ready to answer”. That’s beautiful! So, if you are not praying, it’s your fault.

But there is one important point that you must take home with you; “There is a MEDICINE that can change your MESS to a MESSAGE”.

… What is that MEDICINE? MERCY!!!

Am happy you heard! So let somebody lift up his or her hand and say; “GOD BE MERCIFUL UNTO ME”. Say it loud and clear – GOD BE MERCIFUL UNTO ME”.

Isn’t that beautiful? Bartimeus was a MESS; he cried for MERCY. We are still talking about him today. Say it one (1) more time – LORD HAVE MERCY ON ME!

He did very well. Now, again because I am your Coach, I am never satisfied until my children become excellent. He has a BIG problem. What is that Big Problem? “He will only mention the Bible Passage ONCE”. How are we going to remember? You are moving so fast; you mention a Bible Passage, before we can write it down, you are gone!

Remind us; follow my example; “I always mention the Bible Passage two (2) times, so that those who didn’t hear the first time, may hear the second time. Because it doesn’t matter how well we preach; it doesn’t matter how much Theology we think we know, only one thing that will stand forever is the Word of God. ” Forever oh Lord, Thy Word is settled in Heaven”.

But go ahead, give my boy a big round of applause. He did a great, great job.

Alright! It’s always difficult to preach after these Young People. Somebody said: “the future belongs to the Young ones”. I agree! But I hope the Young one will also remember, “they cannot make it without us, the Elders?”

Eh! The future belongs to you; but you can’t get there without us (Elders). We need to Mentor you; we need to correct you, we need to guide you.

So Young ones, “Respect the Elders”. Do I hear an Amen? – Amen!”

Without the hands of Moses, Joshua will not be filled with the SPIRIT OF WISDOM. Without the Mantle of Elijah, Elisha would never had crossed Jordan to his Destiny.

“The Youth need the Elders.” Do I hear Elders say Amen? – Amen!

Do I hear the Youth shouting Hallelujah? – Hallelujah! GOOD!

BIBLE TEXT: ISAIAH 60:1-3

1. Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

2. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

3. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

PART ONE (1): OUTREACH

I told us last month that the Glory of God is LIGHT. The Glory of God shone upon the people. And as this Passage is telling us; “You can ONLY Arise and Shine if your LIGHT is come!”

So in the first few minutes as we normally do, I will like to talk to those who are yet to give their lives to Jesus Christ, before we go into the Miracle Session of this Service.

I want you to know that you cannot shine without LIGHT. It is not possible to SHINE without Light.

And you are not going to get Light from Satan. It is not possible! Satan is called “the king of Darkness”. Everything associated with him is DARKNESS. And you cannot be in darkness and expect Light.

Jesus Christ is “THE LIGHT”.

John 8:12 says: “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

… Until you are following Jesus one hundred percent (100%); you are in darkness! And if you are in darkness, you CAN’T SHINE.

The Bible tells us in Malachi 4:2; it says: Jesus Christ is the Sun of Righteousness.

He is the Sun! We Christians, we are the moon; we reflect His Light.

We cannot shine without Him. It is only because we are in Christ that we too can say: “We are the Light of the world”. Because that is what He called us.

It is by His decree alone; the decree of the Lord Jesus Christ alone that you and I can say: We are the Light of the world. Because He said so in Matthew 5:14. He decreed it: “You are the Light of the world”.

Like the Special Song that we sang earlier on, it says: “I am the Light of the world, because that is what the Lord Jesus Christ called me. And whatever He calls me, that is what I am”. But if you are not one of His own, you are not Light. And if you are not Light, you CANNOT SHINE!

Now, in Matthew 4:16, there is a Prophecy concerning the Lord Jesus Christ. It says: “Those who sat in darkness have seen a great Light”.

Who is that Great Light? Jesus Christ!

He said; “those who are in the region of the shadow of death, unto them Light is brought up”. Jesus Christ brought Light into the World.

And then He says in Isaiah 42:6-7; He said: “I am calling you out of darkness”. He says: Come, I will hold your hands; I will give you Light; I will even turn you into a Light to the Gentiles. He is beckoning to you: Leave darkness. Come into Light. Don’t stay in darkness, come! He says: “I will hold your hands, I will keep you. I will even transform you. You too will become Light.

So tonight, the choice is yours. Do you want to stay in darkness, or you want to come to Light?

There is a passage in Micah 7:8; very important Passage. It says: “My enemy, don’t rejoice against me. If I fall, I shall RISE again.”

If you die in darkness, it will be your fault. It will not be because Jesus Christ has not shown you the Light. If the enemy rejoices over you, the fault is yours. Because the Lord is saying: “Come, I will hold your hands; I will keep you; come!” And let me change you to Light. And all that is involved is that you will say: bye bye to Satan; bye bye to a life of sin. And come into the Glorious Light of the Lord Jesus Christ. And you have an opportunity to do so tonight.

Am going to count from one (1) to ten (10). Before I say ten (10); if you want to say bye bye to darkness; you want to say bye bye to the devil and his ways; you want to say bye bye to a life of sin; you want to surrender your life to Jesus Christ; the Light of the world. Before I say ten (10); come and stand before me, and I will pray for the Salvation of your soul.

Am counting Now…. Oh! The choice is yours. If you sit in darkness, your enemies will rejoice over you. But if you come to Light, Jesus Christ will hold your hands. He will keep you, He will turn you to Light. He is calling you now, come out of darkness; come into His Light and transform into Light, yourself. Today is your day of Salvation. Jesus is calling you. Let His Blood wash away your your sins and turn you to a Light to the Gentiles.

I will wait a little for those of you who are coming from afar. But keep coming; keep coming and let the Light of the Lord transform your life; take you out of darkness, bring you to His Light and change you to Light yourself.

Keep coming! Thank you. Those of you who are clapping, your hands will never be empty.

Now, those of you who are still on the way, keep coming. And those of you who are already infront, talk to the Almighty God, and ask Him to wash you clean with His Blood. Tell Him “I don’t want to have anything to do with the devil and all his ways any more. Please be my Lord, be my Saviour. Let Your Blood wash away my sins. Turn me to a Light to the Gentiles. Cry unto Him!

And the rest of us, please let’s stretch our hands towards these our brothers and sisters and intercede for them. That the One who saved our souls will save their own souls also. Let’s pray that the Almighty God will save them. That His Powerful Blood will wash their sins. And they will become children of God from this day onward. Pray for them, Brethren.

Those of you who are on the way, keep coming and pray even as you come. Pray that the Almighty God will have mercy on you. That He will save your soul. That He will wash you clean with His Blood. That He will turn you to a child of God. Call on Him, say Lord, have Mercy on me. Be my Saviour, be my Lord. And I will serve you for the rest of my life.

Thank You Jesus! Please let’s pray for them for another one (1) minute. Those of you who are still on the way please hurry up. Make sure you get here before I finish praying.

Thank You Father, in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed – Amen.

PRAYER FOR SALVATION: And so Saviour, we want to thank you very, very much for your Word. We thank you for these people who have responded to your call. Thank you because you said; “whosoever will come unto You, you will in no wise cast out”. They have come to You now. Father please receive them in Jesus Name.

Have mercy on them Lord, let your Blood wash away their sins. Save their souls today. Write their names in the “Book of Life”. And please Lord, from now on, anytime they call on you; answer them by fire. And don’t let them ever backslide.

Thank You Almighty God. In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed – Amen!

Now those of you who have come forward, I want to rejoice with you. I want to promise you that from now on, by the Grace of God, I will be praying for you. So am going to need your names, your address and your prayer requests. Counselors will give you some cards to fill. Fill the cards very quickly and pass it back to them. We will wait for you till you finish, before we continue.

Congratulations! God bless you.

PART TWO (2): MIRACLE SESSION

Now the Bible Text we read (Isaiah 60:1-3) said; “ARISE AND SHINE!”.

We just want to take the first word: ARISE! tonight. That should be enough for tonight.

ARISE! What does it mean?

Arise means different things to different people. It’s all a matter of where you are.

We are going to look at various positions you might be and then find out the meaning of ARISE for that position. And then we are going to do some SERIOUS PRAYING tonight.

Before I begin to explain what ARISE means to different people; I need to let you know that the Arise of Isaiah 60:1-3 is not an advise; it’s not a plea.

You know I have taught you in the past that when God wants to talk to you, He could talk in various forms. He could be advising you – “I set before you this day life and death. Chose life”. That’s an advise.

He could be pleading with you – “Listen, why should you die oh house of Israel? I have no pleasure in the death of a sinner”. That’s a plea; He’s pleading.

But the ARISE there, is a command. And God said: “Let there be Light!” Is a command, not a plea. God is NOT advising; He is commanding somebody here tonight (watching/reading) to ARISE.

Who is that fellow? The Discovery Media Crew Members (DMC)!

1. Now, what does ARISE mean to a DEAD FELLOW?

To the dead fellow, ARISE means: Come to life, Resurrect.

For example in Mark 5:35-43, when Jesus got into the house of Jairus, He took the little girl by the hand, He said: Little Girl, I say unto you: Arise!

What was it that He was saying to that little Girl? She was dead; He was saying: I say unto you, Resurrect, come back to life.

So if someone is physically dead, and God says ARISE; He is saying; “Come back to life”.

If someone is Mentally dead, completely dead mentally; totally derailed; ARISE! is saying: “come back to your Right mind”.

Like He said in Mark 5:2-15; that fellow was mad. So mad that he was living in the graveyard. But when the Lord met him, he fell at the feet of the Lord Jesus Christ. By the time he got up on his feet; he was back in his right mind.

When somebody is dead materially; dead financially, ARISE means: “Come out of debts”. Be debt free. Begin to proper again.

Like in 2 Kings 4:1-7. You know that woman was so deeply in debt that the only thing the creditors could find of value in her house were the children. But when the Almighty God commanded; before that day was out, not only was all her debt paid, she never had to borrow again. And so those of you who are in SERIOUS DEBT, ARISE!

If one is dead Maritally, and that could mean several things; it could mean that the marriage is over. It could mean that the womb is dead, et cetera. ARISE! Simply means come back to life again.

The Bible tells us in Roman 4:17-20; that the womb of Sarah was dead. When the One who is the Light of the world paid them a visit ; the womb came back to life.

If someone is dead Spiritually, ARISE could mean come out of sin, come to the Almighty God.

Just like we have already seen. Ephesian 2:1; talks about been dead to sin and trespasses.

But basically, death is symbolic of Hopelessness. Because some people might say; well, am not dead Physically, am not dead Spiritually. Death is symbolic to “Hopelessness”.

In Job 14:7-10, Job said, or it was written; “there is hope for a tree if you cut it down; as long as the roots are still in the ground; it’s waiting for the next rain; and then it will bud again. It says but if man dies; that is the end of it.

Death is symbolic to Hopelessness and you find another example in John 11:20-25. When Jesus arrived in the house of Mary and Martha. And the sister of Lazarus said; Lord if you had been here, my brother wouldn’t have died. In other words; it is late now; there is no hope now. So ARISE to the dead therefore, means attack that hopeless situation in your life. Refuse to surrender to hopelessness; refuse to surrender to those who say: “you can never make it”. That’s what ARISE means to the dead.

I give you an example; you have heard the story before. An Uncle of mine was an Engineer. Things used to be good, but things became so bad he couldn’t get money to buy clothes. So bad he had to take the wrapper of the wife to sew shirt and short. So he decided ok, rather than shame, that he would rather die. But being a funny kind of person; he said he would go to Church, he would sing and he would dance so that everybody will notice him. And then he will go home and commit suicide.

But while he was in the Church, he heard the Sermon. The Preacher was talking about where Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego said: “the God whom we serve, is able to deliver us.

.. They didn’t know HOW GOD will do it! But they said it all the same.

He heard that word, and said: Ah! I don’t know how I would get out of this my present predicament; but I refuse to die. The day he was sharing his Testimony, he had just bought fourteen (14) cars for his workers. He refused to die; he arose from the dead.

Let me hear somebody lift up his or her hands and say “I WILL ARISE.” Say it loud and clear.

2. ARISE to the one who is SLEEPING means: “Wake up, it is dangerous to sleep”.

In 1 Samuel 26:4-16; the Bible tells us that king Saul slept, surrounded by mighty men of Israel. Not ordinary soldiers; mighty ones – the best! But they all slept too. After all, they were human beings. And the enemies came; took the sword of the king and his water bottle; and those who went with David, said to David: “just one stroke and the king will be dead”.

When you are sleeping, no matter how strong you are; you are helpless and open to the attacks of the enemies. And if you feel oh, I have bodyguards (Laughter)! You want to trust bodyguards? They are human beings too. They do sleep!

I was sharing with my children, not to long ago, during our morning Devotion. I said, I have just gone round the Camp in the night, praying. And I saw one of the Guards; he wasn’t just sleeping, he was far gone! I said, if it was in the past, I would have taken his torch light. But then I said, let him sleep. After all, he is human being too.

Thank God, He is a God who neither sleeps nor slumbers.

Let me hear you shout hallelujah to Him – Hallelujah.

In Matthew 13 :24-28; the Bible says; a man went to his field, he planted some very beautiful seeds. But when the day came and the seeds begin to germinate; there were tares also. He said: I planted good seeds, where come all these tares? Somebody said: an enemy has done this.

… When you are sleeping, you CANNOT SOW!

But apart from the dangers of sleeping; what does SLEEP mean?

Well, Proverbs 26:14 tells us that when somebody is sleeping, he can be rolling on his bed. He thinks he is moving on his bed.

What does Sleep mean?

It means “MOTION WITHOUT PROGRESS” – just on the same spot; going round in circles. You think you are moving but you are still on the SAME SPOT.

Some of us understand what that means! For years now, 5:00am you are awake, so as to catch the bus going to Lagos (Nigeria). And you go in the morning, you return in the night. you have been doing it for years and you remain on the same spot -SLEEPING!

But the Bible says something else about sleep. You want to find out that one?

In Isaiah 29:8; that is the one that is most fearful. It said: “An hungry man is sleeping, and had a dream and in the dream he was eating. But when he wakes up, he is still hungry. He went to sleep thirsty, in the dream he was drinking water. When he woke up, he was as thirsty as ever before.

What does Sleep mean?

It means “Unfulfilled Dreams”.

When you have beautiful dreams, but they never come true. That is what sleep stands for.

I know a student, when I was at the University of Lagos (Nigeria) as a Lecturer. He came in to study Engineering. After years, when he couldn’t go beyond year one (1), they asked him to withdrew. So he changed to Architecture. After years, they asked him to withdraw. He changed to Fine Arts, (he said Drawing is Drawing). He never graduated.

Unfulfilled Dreams! That is sleep. Some of us are sleeping.

But would you lift your hands to to Almighty God and say; in the Name of Jesus, I will ARISE!

3. And then ARISE means something different to one who is SITTING DOWN.

To the one who is sitting down, Arise means “STAND!”

It’s not the same with the one who is dead.

To the one who is dead, ARISE means “Resurrect”.

To the one who is sleeping Arise means “WAKE UP!”

To the one who is Sitting, Arise means “Stand Up”!”

Now, what does SITTING mean?

It means; “Resting too Soon”.

You are complacent! You think you have arrived!

God wants to take you to the Moon yet; and you are already seated. You know the story in 1 Kings 13:1-25. It is the story of a young Prophet. God sent him on errand; “go and deliver my message. When you finish, get out of the town; don’t eat there, don’t drink there, don’t take the same way you took in when you are going out”.

He did what God asked him to do, and he left. But before he got home, he decided to SIT DOWN under a Juniper tree. He rested before he got home. That’s where the older Prophet met him; and took him back to go and EAT and DRINK. Only to Prophesy to him that a Lion will kill him. That boy never got home!

The problem with many Christians is that; ” We are seated”. We think we have arrived. Ooh! I have seen it happen again and again. You see a Man of God, he is doing well for the Almighty God. The Church is growing, the work of God is moving. And all of a sudden, “he is SEATED”. No more Prayer at night; no more Bible Study, no more self sacrifice. He’s seated.

Or it could even be worst still. If you read Psalm 1:1, you will notice something there. It talks about a man “who is blessed”. It says; he doesn’t WALK with the ungodly; he doesn’t STAND on the way of sinners; he doesn’t SIT with the scornful.

I just want you to take note of something there; from walking to standing to sitting – Retrogression! Things getting worse and worse. He was walking, then he was standing. Now he is Sitting.

To be SITTING means, you used to be a Champion, but now you are a RELIC; you used to be Relevant but now you are a “Relic”.

In 1 Samuel 10:1, Saul was a Captain. In 1 Samuel 16:14, he has become a relic, seated.

In Luke 15:11-19; you find the story of the Prodigal son. He used to be wealthy, but things have gone down. Down until he was now struggling to eat with pigs. But he said: I will ARISE!

I will Arise means “I will attack Retrogression”. I refuse to go down any further. I refuse to stop until I reach my goal.

It’s a terrible thing to be seated. Don’t be satisfied when God says He wants to move you higher; to say, “I want to sit down”.

I can give you an example close to that. When we came to this Camp Ground, we had four and half (4 1/2) hectares of land. Then we bought more and got to about thirty (30) hectares. Then we bought one hundred (100) hectares. There were people who said to me; what do you want to do with all these land? one hundred (100) hectares ooh! But unfortunately, I listened to them. Until the Almighty God woke me up one day and said; “What is wrong with you? Are they the ones who called you? Are they the ones who brought you here?’

Let me hear someone say: “I will Arise!”

PROPHECY: Thank you Father. Daddy says I should tell someone here today (watching/reading), He says: It doesn’t matter what the enemy may try; THERE WILL BE NO MOURNING in your family this year – Amen!

4. ARISE! To the one who is STANDING means; “Jump to Action”. You are not sitting down you are standing you are already standing and God still says: ARISE! What does that mean? He says “Jump to Action”

In 1 Samuel 16:11-13, when Samuel went to the house of Jesse to anoint a king, and he couldn’t find the king among the seven (7) boys presented. He asked Jesse; “are these all your boys?” Well, Jesse said: “there remains another one in the field, but that one is not a king material”. He was so reluctant in referring to David, that Prophet Samuel said: “we will not sit down until you bring him”.

So Prophet Samuel was standing when they brought in David. And God spoke to Samuel and said: “ARISE! This is he, Anoint him”. So ARISE! To the one who is already standing means, “Jump to Action”.

ARISE! means therefore, begin to move, begin to make progress. Acts 3:1-8; when Peter saw that man who was born lame, he said to him; silver and gold I have none. But what I have I give to you; in the Name of Jesus of Nazareth, “Rise up and Walk!” And of course, the man jumped up, leaped, walking and praising God.

ARISE! means “Stop being Stagnant; begin to take steps. It may be one little step after another; but begin to move.

2 Kings 7:1-11; it tells you the story of the lepers by the Gate of Samaria who said: “If we sit down here, we will die. If we go to the enemies territory; there is the possibility we will die, too. But at least, let us move; let’s take steps, let’s stop standing still”.

There is a story in Matthew 14:23-29; the story where Jesus told the Disciples to go to the other side; and He went to the Mountain Top to pray. By the time He came down, it was night; all the boats were gone. And the Disciples were in the middle of the sea, in the storm. And Jesus was walking towards them, walking in water. They saw Him, and they were afraid (you know the story).

And He said: “Don’t be afraid, it is me”. And Peter said: “If it’s You, ask me to come to You”. And He said, Come! The rest of the disciples were in the boat with him; it was a stormy night, they were all standing, bailing out water from the boat. Only one (1) fellow took a step; that was Peter.

Oh! I know many Preachers have preached some terrible Sermons about Peter; he took his eyes off Jesus Christ, he began to sink! But he walked on water! None others did that one, except the Lord Jesus Christ.

ARISE! To one who is already standing means: “Take Steps to fulfill your potentials”. There is tremendous amount of potentials in you. What you can achieve is beyond your widest imagination. But you have to take the step first. Anybody who is not willing to dare; who is not willing to take risk is not going to move far.

When I told my people we have found land for Camp Ground, they said Where? I said along the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway. Where exactly? And I described it (because this used to be the headquarters of highway robbers). And they were robbing everyday. “You want to take us into that Jungle?”.

Thank God in the Redeemed Christian Church of God; God rules here! I said ” We are going”. Ok, you are our Leader. If you are going, we follow. Nobody wanted to buy it. Things are different now; but it is because by the Grace of God, we took that first step. That’s why we are where we are today.

Do I hear somebody shout: I will ARISE! Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the works. But you have to Arise! Take the first step and see the Almighty God in action.

5. To the one who is already WALKING; What is the meaning of ARISE?

PROPHECY:

1. Ah! Thank you Father. This is a serious one. Well, the Lord ask me to tell somebody; “I have DESTROYED the Destroyers before; I WILL DO IT AGAIN”.

2. Oh! Thank you Daddy. Daddy wants me to tell somebody; He said: “Your greatest WORRY will turn out to be a FALSE ALARM”.

Now, to the one who us already walking; ARISE! means “START RUNNING”. Am already walking, and you ate still saying Arise! Yes, Arise! Means “Who asked you to be walking? You should be RUNNING by now”.

1 Samuel 17:39-49; David and Goliath, they were already walking, one towards the other. And they were talking; each one was boasting about his God.

Goliath said: “You little boy, you are coming against me? You are dead. David was saying: “I will show you that I am coming in the Name of the Lord”. They were walking towards each other. But all of a sudden, David began to RUN.

It’s the one who began to RUN who won the Victory!

Some of you are already doing well. You are already walking, but you should begin to RUN.

This is a Special Year; peculiar year. A year when you should force your way to Dominion.

2 Kings 2:1-15 tells you the story of what happened the day Elijah left, and Elisha took over.

Acts 8:5-8 would give you another example of what am talking about. It tells you the story about a young man called Philip. He was already walking, he was already a Deacon, he was already well known. But he didn’t stop with walking. He RAN all the way to Samaria. And from the one who used to serve bread he became someone who took a whole City for the Almighty God. Running means; “Accelerate your Promotion”. Do greater things; Move Faster.

Oh Lord God Almighty! When I gave my life to the Lord Jesus Christ, I was hungry to serve God. I wasn’t even a good Preacher. Well, all I knew was Mathematics. But something inside me told me; “you can start something”. So in my office, during break time; I gathered together those who would not say “NO” if I said “COME”: my Cleaner, my Messenger, my Typist. “Everyone of you, during Break Time, come to my Office for Prayer and Bible Study”. They couldn’t say ” NO”, because they knew their lives depended on obeying. After some time, I said: “when you are coming tomorrow bring your friends”. Little by little that little Bible Study Group grew to such an extent that my office couldn’t contain us. We went to a Classroom.

At a stage, my Head of Department, the Late Professor Chike Obi (of blessed memory) had to call me and said: Enoch Adeboye, I know you; you are a good boy. But you are causing trouble here. We can’t even get a Typist to type for us. I said: “am only doing this at break time”. He said: if you want to do it; do it after we have closed. Then you can do whatever you want. Because the situation got to such a stage that every Messenger told other Messenger; “Bible Study is going on there – fifteen (15) minutes only; not more.

But that was the beginning; I didn’t stop there. By the Grace if God, one thing led to another and then to another and then we had the first Congress at Ilesha Grammar School. And something led to another and we are here today.

If you are tired of making slow Progress, raise your hand to the Almighty God and say: I WILL ARISE!

6. Now, the one who is already RUNNING, what does ARISE mean?

PROPHECY:

1. Ah! Thank You Daddy; I believe this one is my own. So I want to say YES to it before I tell you. The Almighty God says there is someone; He says: “Since I AM the One building you, every effort to PULL YOU DOWN WILL FAIL”.

2. Daddy says there is someone, He says: The pain came suddenly; the doctors have not being able to find what caused it. But He asked me to tell you; “The pain will DISAPPEAR SUDDENLY”. We will hear your Testimonies soon!

To the one who is RUNNING; what does ARISE mean? Arise means “BEGIN TO FLY”.

Isaiah 40:31 tells us that if you wait upon the Lord, you can renew your strength and then begin to mount up with wings as Eagles. You can FLY, you know? (Not as a Witch). But the Holy Spirit can move you to height you never dreamt possible.

In Acts 8:26-40; the Bible tells us the story of Philip. You know he was walking, he became a Deacon. Then he began to Run, when he took over Samaria for Christ. Then God said: Eh! I still have something else for you. Go to the desert; he saw somebody who was coming to Africa. He said, go join yourself to the chariot. He joined himself to the chariot, he preached the Gospel to the fellow. The fellow got converted and he brought the Gospel to Africa, by the way!

And then the man said: I want to be baptized. Why not? And so Philip baptized him. The Bible says as soon as Philip finished the baptism; the Spirit of God caught him up, just took him up. And the next thing we know, he landed in Azotus.

It is possible for the Holy Spirit to pick somebody who is already Running and take him to a height that when he himself look at himself; he will know “ONLY God could have done this”.

And I give you a very simple example, myself. Whether you believe it or not: I Love to EAT. So those who tell you that I don’t eat; they are deceiving you. Because I heard that some people carry rumours around. Some times they say; “The reason God is using him is because he doesn’t eat”. If you think I don’t eat, invite me to your house. Prepare good pounded yam and make sure that the combination okra soup have plenty of bush meats, and fish and chicken and what ever. And you will see a Miracle in your Dinning Room; “Even as mountain becomes a valley”.

The first time somebody said to me that I should fast for three (3) days and three (3) nights; I called him a “Murderer”. Because I never fasted before. The only fasting I ever did was on Good Friday, and that was from morning till 12noon. And by 9.00am I was already checking the clock to be sure it’s 12 noon. And then somebody said I should fast for three (3) days and three (3) nights. I said: you want to commit murder.

But a day came, and I heard one little girl giving a Testimony; she said she was thanking God that she fasted for seven (7) days and seven (7) nights. Without FOOD? I looked at her; this little thing: seven (7) days and seven (7) nights without food? And not dead? So I decided I would try three (3) days and three (3) nights. I thought I would die several times. But today, forty (40) days and forty (40) nights is no joke, but God has done it again and again.

Is there anybody here who wants to go greater height? Let me hear you shout: I WILL ARISE!

7. What about somebody who is already FLYING; What does ARISE mean?

PROPHECY: Thank you Father! Let me say Amen to this again, before I tell you. Because this one definitely must be mine. Because God says there is somebody; He says: ” you will struggle less and yet INCREASE MORE”!

The one who is already Flying, ARISE means: “MOVE FROM GLORY TO GLORY!”

2 Corinthian 3:18 (somebody has already referred to it tonight). It says we are beholding the Lord as a mirror and we are changed by the Spirit from Glory to GLORY.

Somewhere along the line, in our series on Swimming In Glory; we will talk about Category of Glory. Because the Bible says; there is one Glory of the Moon; there is another Glory of the Sun. But then, there is another Glory of the STARS. But Stars differ from stars in Glory.

So if you are already Flying, and people can testify that you are already flying; there is still somewhere higher to go – from Glory to GLORY.

Lets consider Peter, just quickly. Peter started by healing people by touching them. Acts 3:1-8; he held the lame man by the hand before the man could walk. Then he moves on to healing by Shadow – Acts 5:14-16. Then he moved to healing by saying so (just speaking) – Acts :932-35. Then he moved into raising the dead, by saying so – Acts 9:36-42.

The Almighty God has something greater for you. It doesn’t matter how high you are now; you haven’t seen anything yet.

If you believe that, let me hear you shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah!

When I was preparing this Message; I remembered the Testimony of one of my daughters in the Mission Field. She had been barren for years. Then we went to visit the country where her husband and herself were located. “Daddy, I have been trusting God for the fruit of the womb all these years”; she said. Ok, this is your year!

… And am saying “This is your year” to somebody.

That very month, she became pregnant. Pregnant with twins. About three (3) months into the pregnancy, she went for a Test, and they said: “one (1) of the twins had died in her womb”. And because it is one of these advanced countries, they said: well, there is a way out. We will operate, take out the dead one so that the living one can survive.

She gave me a call, and I cried to God; “These are Miracle twins, how can one die? And the doctors said if they don’t operate her as soon as possible, the dead one will rot and poison the other one; so that both of them would die and even the mother may die too.

“You are my God, with You all things are possible; these are Miracle twins. And I want to see the two of them alive”. Well, to cut a long story short; six (6) months later, she delivered both twins alive and well. Because there is a a higher level that the Almighty God can take you.

If you are not satisfied with where you are and you want to go as high as God can ever take you, let me hear you shout: I WILL ARISE!

We will be praying in a moment; but I just heard somebody singing. And you know, when I hear this kind of singing; it’s a Special Miracle for somebody Special.

And the song in English means: Jesus is performing wonders in life of me His children Jesus is performing wonders.

SONG:
Jésù yí Dabira
Jésù yi Dabira
Laye èmi ọmọ Re
Jésù yí dabira.

PROPHECY: The Lord asked me to tell someone; “before the end of this month, that WILL BE YOUR SONG”.

I want you to sit down and WRITE down your Prayer Points. Because we want to pray now.

PRAYER POINTS:

1. PRAISE HIM! Praise the Almighty God. Praise the Wonder Working God.

2. In the Name of Jesus; I will arise today and God will REVERSE MY IRREVERSIBLE.

3. In the Name of Jesus; I will Arise today and God will FULFILL ALL MY DREAMS.

4. In the Name of Jesus; I will Arise today and God will END STAGNATION IN MY LIFE.

5. In the Name of Jesus; I will Arise today and God will help me FULFILL MY POTENTIALS.

6. In the Name of Jesus; I will Arise today and God will ACCELERATE MY PROMOTION.

7. In the Name of Jesus; I will Arise today and God will TAKE ME TO GREATER HEIGHTS.

8. In the Name of Jesus; I will Arise today and God will MOVE ME FROM GLORY TO GLORY.

9. In the Name of Jesus; I will Arise today and begin TO SHINE FOR THE LORD.

10. In the Name of Jesus; I will Arise today and BEGIN TO SWIM IN GOD’S GLORY!

Am going to give you some time to PRAY; maybe three (3) minutes for each point, for Thirty (30). The Altar is open. You can come and cry to the Lord.

ARISE! and begin to shine!. Go ahead and begin to cry to the Almighty God.

Thank You Saviour, in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.

DADDY GO DECREES: In the Name that is above every other names, you will ARISE! And as you will do so, the Almighty God will REVERSE your irreversible. The King of Glory Himself will FULFILL YOUR POTENTIALS. He will ACCELERATE your Promotion. He will take you to GREATER HEIGHTS, He will move you GLORY TO GLORY. You will begin to SHINE for the Lord. For the rest of your life, you will SWIM in His GLORY.

PRAYER FOR HEADQUARTERS FAMILY: And now my Father and my God, am committing your children from the Headquarters Family into your hands. Because they are the Headquarters; the Mother of ALL Branches, I hereby decree; Lord God Almighty, that they will never know barrenness. You have made them the head, they will never be tail. They will always be above, they will never be beneath. And they won’t BURY THEIR CHILDREN. Whatever they ask from You, my Father and my God, You will grant them DOUBLE! And I pray that they will continue to be fruitful. Thank you my Father.

All of you who have come tonight (watching/Reading), this night will be a night to REMEMBER. It shall be well with you. The One who said that He has DESTROYED Destroyers before will take care of those trying to destroy you.

You shall go higher; you will never go lower. You shall go forward, you will never go backward. And you too, you will serve the God till the end. So shall it be. And this Month will be a Glorious Month for you.

In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed – Amen!

Let me hear you shout hallelujah – Hallelujah. God bless you; you may go back to your seat now.

THANKSGIVING

Well, has anybody being blessed tonight? Even your Hallelujah should ARISE.

Ok, very quickly let’s say Thank You to the Almighty for what He has done. And then we will have the Final Blessing and be on our way.

Please, during this period keep praying for MERCY for Nigeria. We need Mercy before the Election; we need MERCY after the Election and then we need a MASSIVE DOZE OF MERCY after the Election. So keep praying for Mercy for Nigeria.

Make sure you VOTE It’s your Civic Duty – You MUST VOTE! If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain to God if the ungodly gets elected. You MUST VOTE!

And when you finish Voting (Security situations permitting), make sure you stay around till they have counted your votes in the Pulling Units and record the Result. I can’t say more than that. But am sure God will have Mercy on all of us.

And don’t forget that great important point that; “MERCY is the Medicine that can change your Mess to a MESSAGE.”

So while you are praying for Mercy for Nigeria, include Mercy for yourself, for your Family and your Church.

Alright, if we are ready with our Thanksgiving shall we stand on our feet and lift it up to the Almighty God and say: “Father, there is nothing Glorious in poverty, Keep poverty far away from me”.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty. There is nothing Glorious in poverty; nothing Glorious in begging for food, nothing Glorious in waiting for someone to dash me gown before I can dress. Please keep Poverty FAR FROM ME. Thank You Father, in Jesus Mighty Name. So shall it be in Jesus Name – Amen.

So with Joy in our hearts, that will show the devil that you have already ARISEN, let’s dance to the nearest basket and drop your offering and then we will have the Final Blessing.

… Over to you Band.

PRAYER FOR OFFERING:

Father we are grateful. Thank You for a wonderful night in Your Presence. Thank You for answers to prayers. Please accept our thanks in Jesus Name.

Father, please bless the offerings of your children, sanctify it, use it for Your Glory.

And I pray Lord God Almighty, that these Your children will NEVER LACK. Long before the middle of this year, let everyone of us be COMPLETELY DEBT FREE. And don’t let Your children ever BORROW AGAIN.

CLOSING PRAYERS:

As you go God will go with you. He will prosper your journey home. Everywhere you go this Month, there will be Miracles for you. By the time we meet again, your Testimony will be complete. So shall it be! And you will serve God like never before.

In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed – Amen.

Shake hands with one (1) or two (2) and say: Your Excellency, ARISE!

And then let me hear the BIGGEST Hallelujah you can shout – HALLELUJAH!

EDITORIAL NOTE: From the desk of the Convener of Discovery Media Crew (DMC); we surely appreciate your keeping Faith in us and reading all through.

… Arise and Shine for your Glory has come and the Glory of the Lord is risen upon you.

What a Glorious Night it was indeed that we have started Shinning like never before.

COMPILATIONS BY

MOSES DURODOLA AND TITILAYOMI AJAYI

© DISCOVERY MEDIA CREW (DMC) 2019

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