February 2016 Holy Ghost Service
Ministering ; Pastor E. A Adeboye
Theme: Arrest the Arrester
Text 2 Kings 6:13-20
Introduction - II Kings 13:14 - 19
God has a purpose for my life. He never send anyone to this earth without a purpose - Jer 1:4-5
The purpose He has for me is a good one - Jer 29:11, Gal 1:15-16
2 Timothy 4:6-8
Some people reach their goals, while unfortunately some people never made it- Gen. 4:9-12.
The goal of the arrester is to prevent one from reaching God's goal - I Samuel 16:11-23, 1 Sam 17:34-37.
1 Peter 5:8 - Arrester can be in two basic categories;
External and Internal
2 Kings 2:19-22 - Arrester that are generational
Joshua 6:26 - Existing before birth such as curses. Arresters coming from ones root - Exodus 14:1-28
Prayer Point - Father any arrester in my foundation, arrest them tonight.
- The Envious
Num 16:1-33 - Second Arrester are those who are just envious of you.
Psalm 114:7, 124:1
Prayer Point - Father, every arrester of my achievement bury them alive.
Never take part in a revolt about one who is just minding his own business.
- The enemies of progress
The 3rd category of Arrester are the enemies of progress - Josh 10:1-11, Isaiah 66:1, Eph 1:18-23
Prayer Point - Father, every enemy of my progress burn them.
- Family foes
The next category of arrester are called the family foes - Mat 10:36
This is the worst form of arresters because you think they wish you well because they are members of your family - Gen. 27:37-38, 1 Sam 17:22-29, 22:1-2
Prayer Point - Father, every arrester within my family, destroy them before they destroy me.
- Enemies because of your love for God
The 5th category will be forces against you because you love God, they don't like and your prayers - 2 Kings 1:9-12; Daniel 6 -
When praying becomes an offence, God needs to arise.
Prayer Point - Father every forces trying to interfere with the relationship between me and you Lord roast them.
External arresters are easy to deal with, but the Internal is the problem
- Your appetite for food
Gen. 25:29-34 - Esau destiny was arrested because of just one meal.
Gen. 27:35-37 - The blessing becomes irreversible, he has to serve his brother.
1 Corinthians 6:13 - For some of you your stomach is the problem.
Phil 3:19; 2 Cor 11:27
Prayer Point - Father, don't let my belly destroy me.
- Lust of the flesh
Particularly hunger for unholy Sex - Gen 35:22
Gen 49:1-4 - He cursed him and died so that there won't be room for repentance.
Judges 16:1-13 - Greatest arrester of destiny is immorality.
Prayer point - Father, don't let the lust of the flesh cause my sun to set in the afternoon.
Proverb 13:4, 12:24 - Lazy people never reach their goal.
Proverb 19:15, 23:21
Prayer Point - Father, let me stop being my own enemy, don't let laziness destroy me, help me Lord.
- Temper / Anger (Violent Temper)
Exodus 2:11-15 - The very day the enemy knew that Moses had a hot temper, he knew he has got him
Number 20:7-12 - Instead of speaking to the rock, in anger he hit the rock and missed the promised land.
Ecclesiastes 7:9; Proverb 16:32
Prayer Point - Father, don't let me destroy my own future by anger, by temper. Please have mercy on me.
It is impossible to arrest a holy man - 2 Kings 1:9-12, 6:13-20
It is impossible to keep a soul winner arrested - Acts 5:17-25, 12:5-11, 16:16-39
Prayer Point - Father, have mercy on me don't let me leave here tonight with any arrester not arrested.
When you arrest a man, you slow him down, even when he is free he is not where he should be,
He would have lost time , opportunities, space , blessings, Progress….
Prayer Point- Father, everything that I have lost as a result of arresters, restore to me.