Holy Ghost Congress 2019
Theme: The Great Turn Around
Topic: The Garment of Praise
Ministering: Pastor E A Adeboye
Thank You Lord. Let’s lift our hands to the Most High God and begin to bless His holy name, let’s give Him glory, honor and adoration for another congress, let's praise His holy name for keeping us alive till today, magnify His Holy name for what He had done in the past, praise Him for what He is about to do now, give Him glory, honor and adoration, bless the King of kings and the Lord of lords, worship the Ancient of Days, thank You Father, blessed be Your Holy name, in Jesus mighty name we have given thanks.
Father, during this congress, please, give me a pleasant surprise that I will never forget for the rest of my life.
We give You all the glory
We give You honour Amen
We give You all the glory
We give You honour Jesus
We give You all the glory
We give You honour Saviour
Almighty God we give You the glory, honour, adoration, thank You for the salvation of our souls, for all the blessings of the past, what You are going to do this week, Father, accept our worship in Jesus’ name, Ancient of Days, the Unchangeable Changer, the One whose name is: Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Holy One of Israel, the Alpha, the Omega, the Beginning, the Ending, the One who Is, Was and Is to come, the Almighty, glory be to Your holy name, in all our lives; those who are here and those watching all over the world, during this week, Father, please do something new, give everyone of us a very pleasant surprise, at the end of everything let You name be glorified, in Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed.
Prophesy to one or two people - You will get your own turnaround this week. You will receive a miracle for everyday of this congress.
Text: Mark 10:46-52
46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.
47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.
48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.
49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.
50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.
51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.
52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way
What is TURN AROUND? It means if you have been going backward, now you begin to go forward or if downwards, you begin to go upward.
Great turn around means opportunities you have lost suddenly make a turnaround and comes back to you.
The great turn around can be found in the story of blind Bartimaeus. After his encounter with Jesus, he had several turn arounds in his life.
Every opportunity that has passed you by will make a turnaround.
The great turnaround in the story of Bartimaeus
Something caused Jesus to stood still and call Bartimaeus, He had a turnaround from:
Darkness to light.
Sickness to health
Poverty to wealth.
Loneliness to center of attraction.
Barrenness to fruitfulness.
Unknown to known.
Curses to blessings
And his enemies became his messenger.
1. God is a God of individuals. When he created you, he made you uniquely. There is no one else like you. Whenever he does anything, it’s an individual thing he does. Revelation 3:20 Let your number one focus be yourself during this Congress. You talk about “I/me” and not “We” during crucial programs like this. Psa. 23:1&6. When it comes to praising the Lord, it’s a personal and an individual matter. Psalm 34:1;103:1;108:8
2. Abraham’s turn around came when he fed God. Gen. 18:1-14 the only food God wants from you is praise.
3. Hannah got her turn around when she made God an offer that he can’t refuse. 1Sam 1:1-20. Psa. 50:23 there is an offer God can’t refuse. When you pray and you don’t get an answer, try praise.
4. When you have nothing else to offer God, offer praise. Mark 5:2-20; John 11:39-44
To place your request to God, you must first know Him and acknowledge His authority. If you want your praise to be accepted by God, then you need to be on his side. If you are not on his side, now is the time to do so. Give your life to him and he will accept your praise.
He does not want the praise of the wicked, Proverbs 15:8 If you are not yet born again, not washed in the Blood and still living in sin, come and stand before me. If you want your praise to be acceptable to Him come now.
Prayer For Salvation
Tell Jesus to save your soul. Saviour, we just want to say thank you: thank You for Your word, for the power that is in Your blood to wash away sins, please, receive these people who have come, save their souls, forgive all their sins, let Your blood wash them clean. Father, I'm praying that from now on You will write their names in the book of life, You will receive them into the family of God and anytime they praise You, receive their praises, if they cry to You for anything, answer them by fire, thank You Almighty God, in Jesus’ Mighty name we have prayed.
Praise God for ALL he has done for you. Praise Him with the whole of your heart. Remember in all things to give thanks.