DAY 2 (MORNING SESSION): EUROPE ARISE 2019 CONFERENCE WITH PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE (GENERAL OVERSEER, RCCG WORLDWIDE) @ JAARBEURS-UTRECT, NETHERLANDS.
BIBLE TEXT: Isaiah 60: 1-3
DATE: 18TH APRIL, 2019
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.
In the account of how Jesus Christ rode Majestically into Jerusalem in Marks 11: 1-10; now, when that Ass whose time has come received a message from the Lord. All of a sudden, the yoke binding it was broken.
I thank God for my brother who says that this is not the time for one denomination to say: I can do it on my own.
God will prefer that all of us will combine and do the Work.
I have been given to talk before on the “Power of Unity” and I have spoken like a Mathematician.
I have said that in Mathematics; there is something called Sets. When certain figures behave in a particular manner; we put them together.
This is what is called a Set.
For example, every number that can be divided by 2 is called an Even Number and it belongs to the Set of Even Numbers.
Those that cannot be divided by 2 belongs to the Set of Odd Numbers.
In the Spiritual Realm, there is the Set of “The Almighty” and there are three (3) numbers only in that Set.
1. God Himself; according to Psalms 91:1 – He that dwelleth in the secret Place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
The Almighty means the One with Power to do anything.
Luke 1:37 says: “For with God, all things are possible”.
In the Set of the Almighty is the one who has Faith.
In Mark 9:23, Jesus says: “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth”.
It means you are an Almighty, if you are in the Faith Group.
3. The third (3rd) set of people in that Set of the Almighty are those who are United.
In Genesis 11:6; the Bible recorded that God looked down from Heaven when men are trying to build the Towel of Babel. The Almighty God said that these people are one – they have one language and they are United.
He said that as Great as I am; there is nothing they want to do that can be restraint from them.
If I can stop the United, then I can stop those who are United as they are in my Set. They can do absolutely anything.
So we need Unity beyond all doubts if we are to do the Impossible.
I have heard somebody praying the other day saying within three (3) years we want Europe saved.
It can be done because there is nothing “United People” set their minds to do that can be restraint from them.
However, God is a God of Individuals. He made you one from woman. That anytime He wants to speak to Individuals, no matter how large they are; He will speak to one person.
For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son that whosoever (an individual).
Behold I stand by the door of your heart and I knock. If any man hears my voice (an individual).
At the end of the day that one person can be one hundred thousand (100,000) person there but He addresses Himself to one person.
So you understand that God is looking for a man or a woman or a Youth or Young Adult (as they preferred to be called).
It is interesting when you are young, you want to be known as Young Adults. When you are old, you want to be called a Youth. God have Mercy on all of us – Amen!
Then the Ass received a message. Then all of a sudden, the ropes binding him was cut.
Why? Psalms 107:20 says: “He sent His Words and Healed them and deliver them from all their destructions”.
I pray that the message that you are hearing this morning will be the message that will set you free.
In the instant, He asked God a message (you know it): The Lord has Need of you.
His yokes were broken because he came under a New Management.
Because the Lord told His Disciples that when you get there and you are loosing this Ass and the owner asked you: What are you doing? Why are you setting him free? Are you renting it? When are you returning it?
Just tell them that: The Lord has Need of it.
Oh, many of us has been serving the Lord and many of us has been serving Him accordingly for many years. But He is looking for people who will serve Him even out of inconvenience – We will talk more on this before the end of the Convention.
He says that if you will come to me in Matthew 11: 28-30; you must be willing to come under a New Management – You will take my yokes on you and you will learn of me.
In order words where I ask you to come, you will come; where I ask you to go that is where you will go.
But this Ass that the Lord is interested in will be operating under “Double Anointing”.
Because like I told my children in the United Kingdom (UK); when the Lord sat on the Ass, he got Anointing from the right leg and Anointing from the left leg. He sandwiched the Anointing.
Oh many of us has been doing Miraculous things for God but wait until you become an Ass.
In Matthew 3:11; He said He will not only Baptise you with Fire. We need the Combination.
And everyone of us knows what Fire is.
Fire of God purifies. If you don’t believed me ask Isaiah when he saw the Lord in all His Glory and he suddenly looked at Himself and he has been Prophesying for years now.
All of a sudden he saw himself that even my lips are unclean. The lips that has been Prophesying the Lord said it needs Fire.
If the Fire touches your lips, someone here will be receiving “Double Anointing”; baptized in the Holy Spirit as well as Fire.
And then this Ass as soon as the Lord settles on the Ass will begin to walk New Paths. Because the Ass for example suddenly found out that the road that he was travelling was covered with human clothes and Palm leaves.
Then what kind of Ass am I?
And the Bible says in Isaiah 52:7 that: “How beautiful upon the Mountain are the feet of him that brings Good Tidings.”.
If God does what I believed He is going to do; it may change the direction of your life and cause you to walk New Paths – Beautiful Paths of course.
And then this Ass saw multitudes drawn not to him of course but to the King of Glory. Because the Donkey/Ass as he was entering the City, he saw a large crowd of people gathering and shouting Hosanna.
And of course being an Ass, he thought that he was the one they are hailing.
The text we read in Isaiah 60:1 says when your Light comes and you begin to Shine as gross darkness cover the Light; then all of a sudden Kings will be drawn to you. When Kings are drawn; you know what will follow.
There are some things you pray for.
We went to somewhere in the Pacific last year. We have a little Church there and I went to visit them. And then they asked me to pay a courtesy call on the Head of State. So I visited him and the wife. And I told them that in the evening we will be having a Crusade and that he is invited. And he said I will come. I thought it was a Diplomatic Statement as someone may represent him.
But I got to the Crusade Ground to find the Head of State in the first row and I preached my little sermon and made the Altar Call. He was the first in the front. And those who are a bit shy saw the Head of State going forward. The only person who didn’t answer to the Altar Call are people of my Church who are already saved – every other people followed.
That is going to happen in Europe – Amen.
When that thing happened, don’t you ever think that it is to you that they are gathering: They didn’t just gather to you because you are the Preacher; they don’t gather because of your oratory; they didn’t gather because of the number of degrees you have. They don’t want to know which Bible College you came from.
… It is unto the Lord they have gathered.
Let us make this fact very clear!
… No man can come to me except my Father draws him.
It is the Father who draws men.
So please my brother and sister, when the Fire of Revival begins to burn; when you surrender to Jesus everything changes.
When the Revival begins, please don’t try to share in His Glory. Because if you try to do so; He will kill you. Because He says that my Glory will I give to no man.
Am just sharing my mind as a brother because the greatest problem, the greatest killer of Revival is Pride.
Now so He is here this Year to pick out an Ass for Himself.
The fellow He will use must be an Ass.
1. Because an Ass is not Wise.
You know that when we want to say that somebody is stupid, we say he is an Ass. Am sure that you have heard that statement before.
When we want to say don’t be stupid, we say that you are an Ass.
An Ass is stupid not wise.
1 Corinthians 1: 26-29 tells us clearly that God has chosen the foolish.
Well He won’t choose the wise.
So if you think that you are already highly intelligent, mightily educated. If God does not choose me, who else. He won’t choose you.
Because if He chooses the one who is Wise that fellow will share in His Glory.
He will choose fools like me.
2. He will choose an Ass not a Horse because the Ass is Humble.
The Horse is proud. You can see the way it walks. When a Horse comes in; it tends to show that you are dealing with an arrogant animal.
But the Ass is Humble.
James 4:6 makes it clear: God resists the proud and give Grace to the humble.
I told my children that the reason some people are not succeeding in Ministry is because they are proud because God is already resisting them.
And I made it clear to them that you can fight human beings and win but you cannot defeat God.
If God stands in your way, you are finished. He is the One who can bring the people in anyway. So if you choose to stand in your way; that is your downfall.
3. And then the Ass is Meek.
Why will He choose a Meek?
Psalms 25:9 says that it is the Meek that He can guide. He will guide the Meek in Judgement.
It is the Meek He can teach. He will teach the Meek in His ways.
Some of us believes that we already knows it all so we cannot be taught: We think that we know where we are going; we knows the Methods that we can use; we have the Technology – we have this, we have that.
… You need Guidance!
When He guides you, the unbelievable will happen.
I give you just a little illustrations: I went to the Northern part of Nigeria to preach several years ago. I preached my hearts out – the kind of sermon that if I preach in the South and I give the Altar Call, hundreds will come. I finished preaching, made the Altar Call; only six (6) people came.
And some of you will say: Six (6) people saved; that’s a lot. Not with me coming from the South thinking that I have come to save the North.
That night I groaned: Father, what’s wrong with me? What did I do wrong? Did I not pray enough? Did I not fast enough?
And finally He spoke to me. Thank God He still speaks to people. He asked me to do something that I thought has nothing to do with Preaching. He said tomorrow; when you get to the Altar wear the dress of the land.
How can that bring Salvation?
I woke up early in the morning; spoke to my host: Could you please quickly get me one of your dresses.
He said no problems, there are people who specializes in doing ready made clothes.
Even came, they announced the Preacher and I came out. They are expecting me to be in suits but I was wearing their dress.
And they began to clap. And the people outside the Hall who heard the clapping wondered what was happening. They came, they didn’t enter, they stood by the windows because they were Muslims and don’t want to have anything to do with Christianity.
But they are looking at someone dressed like them Preaching Jesus.
When I gave the Altar Call; they all came.
… He guided me. It is the Meek that He will guide.
We are going to need a lot of Guidance to bring Europe back to God.
4. The Ass is also noted for Patience.
And Hebrews 12:1 tells us that the race ahead of us needs Patience. We are to run this race with Patience.
The Almighty God can do Salvation of Europe.
If He wants, He can do it in a year. If He chooses, it could take a little longer.
We must be ready to run the race with Patience.
One final word and I close.
5. The Ass is noted for Steadfastness.
It is a burden bearer. It carries a big burden and it goes steadily.
It cannot run like an Horse but it takes one little step after the other. And it will carry the burden.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 says that we are to pray without ceasing.
… We are to pray Steadfastly. Pray without ceasing.
In one Nation of the world when I told them that if Revival is going to come to your Nation, then you must be United. They all said Amen.
I said that I know the problem why you are not United. They all looked at me saying: How how can you know?
I said I know. The problem is who is going to lead?
And they all looked down. They know that I hit the nail on the head.
If we say that we must come together in order to bring Europe back to Christ. A question will come: Who is going to lead the Movement?
We are not talking about fussing our denominations together but I am sure that by now you must have discovered that when God wants to do His things; the Government of God is not a Government of Democracy. He doesn’t has anyone to revolt when He said: Let there be Light!
He just made up His mind that there must be Light now and there was Light.
And if you are going to really move forward and you decide to come together like one; not just for a Program like this but in every other Programs then you will need somebody to drive the Vehicle.
And that person who will drive the Vehicle cannot be a Democrat. He cannot serve under your opinions before He gets the things going.
He will simply say: Brethren tomorrow we are all going to Amsterdam for a particular Program.
Next time, we are going to where did you want us to go?
As the Leader, he must be a fool.
And all of a sudden, nobody wants to be a Leader again because God has chosen a foolish. He won’t choose the wise. It takes Humility to do the Works of God. It takes Humility to make you to follow a Leader. It takes Humility for you to say that it doesn’t matter who is leading; let’s get the job done.
… That’s all what is important.
I told my children in United Kingdom (UK). I said for years the Christians on Nigeria have been saying to me: Come and Lead us. We want to make you to be President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
I said thank you very much. I said that it is for big ones – Bishops, Apostles and that am only a Pastor.
We have a Christian President who calls all the other Leaders together and said: What is wrong with you? Can’t you see the one to be leading you?
All of them told the President: That man? It will take God Himself to tell him to lead us.
At the end of the day, there is only one Leader that is Jesus Christ Himself.
If we are willing to come together and asked somebody who is an Ass to lead us; we will arrive at our Goal very soon.
And then you pray very well – Not just fifteen (15) minutes Prayer.
That’s why in Africa when we say pray; it will take us to use a bell or a loud speaker to get us to stop.
Why? Because unless God helps us.
If we are willing to pray; He is willing to bless us.
God bless you all!
So a Word of Prayer from all of us and then I will say a Word of Prayer to round it up.
You want to be careful before you pray this Prayer because God will ask you.
Let me tell you first.
Daddy said: If you are looking for someone to be an Ass for you, am here.
Let’s lift our voices to the Almighty God and say Father, if you are looking for an Ass to ride, to bring Revival to Europe; I am here.
Go ahead talk to the Almighty God – If you are looking for someone to send, Lord God Almighty here I am Lord, send me. If you want someone who will be an Ass for you that you can ride Majestically into Europe again; I am here.
Whatever it’s going to cost; I am here Lord.
Looking for someone to send, send me; I am here. Looking for a Vessel unto Honour Lord? I am here Lord.
Oh yes Lord Almighty I am here, send me. Make me an Ass you will ride to Europe to bring Revival – Please Lord, use me for your Glory.
Thank you my Father, Glory be to your Holy Name. In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed – Amen.
So I will pray with you; after which you will pray your final prayers.
Please lift your hands to the Almighty God:
My Father and my God, I want to bless your Holy Name. I want to bless your Holy Name because nothing happens unless you allow it.
Before the Foundation of the Earth you knew the number of us that will be in this room today.
Thank you for bringing these people. Thank you because am convinced beyond all doubts that you have Special Purpose for our lives.
Thank you because I believed that the time for Europe has come and the time for us as individuals has come.
Daddy, all am asking for this morning is that as many of those your children that you call unto yourself for a Baptism of Fire; answer them today because our Light cannot come until the Glory of God has risen upon us.
And when that Glory comes, it comes like cloven tongues of Fire.
As many of them that will cry to you for a Baptism of Fire today, Father grant their request.
Use all of us for your Glory and let Europe be saved.
In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed – Amen.
Now go ahead and cry to Him and say Father, set me on Fire for you.
Open your mouth and cry to Him.
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