RCCG JANUARY 2019 (ANNUAL) THANKSGIVING SERVICE WITH PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE.
VENUE: THRONE OF GRACE, NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, LAGOS NIGERIA
THEME: THE CLOUD OF GLORY
MINISTERING: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
DATE: 6TH JANUARY, 2019
Thank you Lord, Hallelujah!
1. Why don’t you lift up your hands to the Most High God and just bless His Holy Name. Give Him Glory, give Him Honour, give Him Adoration. Praise Him for everything He did for you last year. Praise Him for bringing you to this New Year. Magnify His Holy Name, Praise Him (3ce). He is worthy to be Praised. Bless the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, bless the Ancient of Days.
… Thank you Father. In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed – Amen!
2. Now lift up your voice to Him loud and clear and say Father; throughout this Year (2019), let me have cause to Praise you. Go ahead, talk to the Almighty God – throughout this Year (2019) oh Lord from January to December; let me have cause to Praise your Name day-by-day, week-by-week, Month-by-Month throughout this Year (2019). Let me have cause to to Praise your Name. Thank you Father, in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed – Amen!
My Father and my God, the Ancient of Days, the Alpha and the Omega, the Unchangeable Changer, we worship you.
Thank you for last year, thank you for this year and thank you for tomorrow. Be Glorified forever oh Lord. Accept our thanks in Jesus Name.
Father, this Year; from the beginning to the ending let us have cause to sing, let us have cause to dance and let us have cause to Praise your Name. Let this Year be a year of Joy for us. Let it be a Year of “Continuous Thanksgiving” Lord.
And please Lord, all your children who has been Faithful in the payment of their tithes and giving of their offerings; this Year embarrass them with your Blessings. Silence all their Mockers. Promote them oh Lord. Take them to “Greater Heights”. And wherever they may be all over the world today (or reading); send Help to your children. At the end of everything Lord, let your Name be Glorified again.
In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed – Amen!
Well let somebody shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah!
I want you to find two (2) or three (3) people that you have not seen this Year and say “Happy New Year” God bless You.
From the Entire Crew of Discovery Media Crew, Happy New Year to you all from our desk. We hope you enjoy every bit our work.
… And then you may please be seated.
And am saying “Happy New Year” to all of you particularly to our Royal fathers. May this Year be Glorious in your Kingdom in Jesus Name.
Today, we want to Praise the Lord so it should not be a long sermon.
One of my sons was talking to us few days ago and he summarized everything in a sentenced: “Anyone who is not Grateful to God is a Great Fool”.
Is there any fool here today? If you are wise shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah!
BIBLE TEXT: PSALMS 116: 12-14
12. What shall I render unto the LORD for all His benefits towards me?
13. I will take the cup of Salvation and call upon the Name of the LORD.
14. I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the Presence of His people.
David said: What shall I rendered unto the LORD for all of His benefits towards me? Then he said I will take the cup of Salvation and call upon the Name of the LORD. I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the Presence of His people.
You know a man’s life/ woman’s life can be divided into three (3) parts: Past Present and Future.
So today, I want you to thank God in three (3) parts: Thank God for the Past, thank God for the Present and thank God for the Future.
1. Why must I thank God for the Past?
When you get home, read Psalms 124: 1-8. It says that if the Lord has not been on our side, what shall we be saying now?
Do you know that not everyone who sleeps that wakes up? There are many people who slept last year and did not wake up? And for three hundred and sixty (365) days; you slept and you woke up.
Whether you believed it or not, there are forces of darkness holding meetings concerning you constantly. Each time you slept, they are plotting how you will not wake up but God was on your side. He gave you Victories over enemies known and unknown.
So for what God did last year; let me hear somebody shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah!
2. Why must I thank God for the Present?
Psalms 150:6 says: Let everything that has breadth Praise the Lord.
Are you still breathing? Then shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah!
Now why will God said that anyone who is breathing should Praise Him?
It is because as long as you are still breathing, there is hope for you.
The Bible says that a living dog is better than a dead lion. Once a lion is dead, it is dead. The dog that is still living can multiply.
Oh, last year I thought that I will marry but I didn’t; you are still alive and there is hope for you. I thought last year I will be promoted but there was no promotion; you are still alive there is hope for you. I thought last year that this will happened and that will happened; you are still alive. And as long as the Lord is still on the throne, there is hope for you.
So those of you who knows that you are not an “Hopeless Case” let me hear you shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah!
Some of you remembered the story of a lady: she lost her job, they stole her car and then her kitchen caught fire. And she came to Church dancing, rejoicing and everybody say of all people you are rejoicing? She said oh yes. I lost my job not my life I can still get another job. They stole my car, they didn’t steal my Salvation. My kitchen got burnt but am not going to hell.
If you are still alive today and still breathing let me hear you shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah!
3. And then why should I thank God for the future?
See many people don’t know why they should thank God for the future because the future is unknown. We don’t know what this New Year may bring.
But the Bible says in Revelations 1:8; Jesus described Himself. He said that I am the Alpha and the Omega; the Beginning and the Ending. The One who was (that is the Past); the One who is (that is Present) and the One who is to come (that is the Future); the Almighty.
Oh, you don’t know what tomorrow may bring but if you are a Christian you have nothing to worry about because where you are going to, the Omega is waiting for you.
I have said this to you before that no human being can control your future. Your future is in the Hands of the Omega; the One who is called the Almighty.
So because the Almighty is waiting for you; in February He is there, March He is there, April He is there and all the way to December, He is there.
So I know without any doubt that your tomorrow will be alright. If you believe that shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah!
But then there is one other reason why you should thank God for the future. And you will find it in what David said in 1 Samuel 17:34-37. He said to King Saul that while in the past that I was taking care of the sheep of my father; the
lion came to take one of the sheep, I grab the lamb from the lion. The lion stood up to fight me, I punched him and kill him. A bear came, repeated the same thing; I punched him and kill the bear. He said that the same God who delivered me from the lion and delivered me from the bear will take care of the Goliath.
What was he saying?
The God who was Faithful last year will be Faithful in the future.
That is why am decreeing to somebody here today (or reading); it doesn’t matter what 2019 may bring, the God who saw you through 2018 will see you through.
Be grateful for the Past because the Past will take care of the Present. Be grateful for the Present because the Present is the mother of the future.
Praise God for what He has done, Praise Him for what He is doing and Praise Him for what He is yet to do.
The elders has a Proverb. It says that when you see an hunter who has just returned from a successful hunting expedition and he is beginning to offer sacrifice to the “god of the iron”; he is not doing so because of the animal he has already hunt. He is doing so because of the animals that remains in the bush.
So if you thank God very well today for what He had already done; He will pour additional Blessings in the Year 2019.
The only fellow who could go through 2019 with fear and without hope is the one who has not gotten Jesus Christ. Because the Bible says in Colossians 1:27; “Christ in me, the Hope of Glory”.
I can guarantee to every Christian that this Year will be a Glorious Year for you.
So David asked the question: What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits unto me?
And I have just mentioned a few. You can add many others.
If you have ever visited the prison (and I do so regularly); you will discover that not everybody in the prison are criminals. Some people didn’t do anything wrong but landed there.
I have told us the story before of a young man the first time I visited Kirikiri Prison in 1975. He was on the organ playing and dancing. So I asked the elderly Pastor who took me there (Pastor Alabi of Blessed Memory); they are going to release that boy next week? Because we went on Sunday and he was about twenty five (25) years old. He said no, he is here for life!
Ah, what did he do? He said he had a little quarrel with his friend and slap the friend. The friend fell down and died. So they took him the court, charge him for murder. When everybody came to testify they were friends and its just a little misunderstanding. So they said that we won’t kill him but send him to Life Imprisonment.
Oh, I have been there. I have seen people in prison who has been in prison for 13 years for an offence that if they are found guilty of, they will serve for three (3) years but they are still awaiting trials.
You are at home, you can sleep when you want, you can go where you want to go, you can eat what you want to eat. Nobody has lied against you. You have a hand that you can wave, your eyes can still see, your mouth can still speak, your ears can still hear, your mouth can still shout Hallelujah!
What can I render? It is up to you!
But David said that I will take the “Cup of Salvation” meaning that if you are not yet saved, you will receive Salvation. If you are already saved, you will share your Salvation with others. You will share the “Cup of Salvation” by telling others that I have tasted the Lord, He is Good. So come and taste Him too.
Then he said; I will call on the Name of the Lord.
What does he mean by that?
He said I will eulogized God: I will call Him the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Ancient of Days, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Unchangeable Changer, the One who was, the One who is and the One who is to come; the One who can never failed, my friend, my Provider, my Supporter, my Defender, my All in All.
And then he said that “I will pay my Vows”.
I will give Him something to let Him know that I appreciate Him.
Nobody can decide for you what you can give God as a “Thanksgiving Offering”. It is up to you as you know how much He has done for you.
… So thank Him accordingly.
So if you are here and you are yet to give your life to Jesus; the first thing that you should do is to give Him your life as appreciation.
So if you want to give your life to Jesus, come out very quickly. We will not wait for you because the rest of us wants to Praise God.
The rest of us let us just stand up on our feet and begin to Praise the Almighty God. Begin to worship the Almighty God. Call Him His Name – King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Ancient of Days. Just go ahead to give Him Glory. Thank Him for the Past, thank Him for the Present, thank Him for the Future. He is the Rock of Ages, Rose of Sharon, the One that has a Name that is above all names.
If you want to give your life to Jesus, please come quickly and don’t wait for anybody. The Lord is calling you, let this day be your “Day of Salvation”. So I will count from 1 to 5; come and surrender your life to Jesus. That is the best Gift you can give to Him. He is the One that has kept you alive till today. He is calling on you as He loves you and so wants to save your soul. He wants you to be member of His family.
… Thank you Almighty Father. Glory be to your Holy Name. In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed – Amen!
GO PRAYS: And so Father we want to say thank you to you – thank you for your Words and thank you for these people who has come forward now. Please Lord receive them in Jesus Name. Save their souls, let your Blood wash away their sins, write their names in the Book of Life. Receive them into the family of God. And from now on, anytime they call on you answer them by Fire.
And once again am committing all your children here today (or those reading) in your hands; they are going to say thank you today. Even before the end of today give them another Miracle. On a day-by-day basis this Year (2019); Father give them Testimonies. Let them have Greater Cause to thank you in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed – Amen.
Now those of you who has come forward I rejoice with you and I want to promise you that God helping me; from now on, I will be praying for you. So I will need your names, address and prayer request. I promise you that I will be praying for you.
The Counsellors will be attending to you in a moment but I want you to be part of the Praise others will be doing just for a few minutes.
So brethren for the next five (5) minutes for our own self, thank the Almighty God – open your mouth and thank Him – Father thank you for my yesterday, thank you for my today, thank you for my tomorrow. Thank you for my life, Health, Strength and thank you for all the benefits in my life.
… Keep on thanking Him for another four (4) minutes!
EDITORIAL NOTES: The Praises of the Almighty God will not depart from our mouth all through this Year.
… For our Past, Present and Future we give you our “High Praises” Lord.
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