April 2020 Special Sunday Service
Ministering: Pastor E A Adeboye
Bible Text: Acts 1:4-8
Song: What a mighty God we serve
What a mighty God we serve
Heaven and earth adore
All the angels bow before Him
And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
After the resurrection, what next?
Ecclesiastes 7:8 Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof. Jesus told the disciples that He would send someone who will help them fulfill their destiny. John 16:7
According to Jesus, the Holy Spirit would give the disciples power.
Power is the ability to do work easily and efficiently.
The power that you need to fulfill your destiny without sweat, I decree in the name of the resurrected Christ, receive today!
There are categories of power:
1. Political Power - Ecclesiastes 8:4. Where the word of a king is, there is power.
2. Financial/Material Power - Proverbs 10:15, Ecclesiastes 7:12
3. Spiritual Power - 2 Kings 4:8-17
Spiritual power got what money could not buy.
4. Counterfeit Power - Acts 8:9-24
Power passes power. Exodus 7:8-12
I decree that the Power of the Most High will swallow every counterfeit power arraigned against you in the Name of Jesus.
Why do you need to have the power of the Holy Spirit?
1. To fulfill destiny. Luke 5:1-11, Acts 2:1-41
When the Holy Spirit came on Peter who used to be naive and shy, he won 3,000 souls to God in one day. Galatians 1:15-16.
Apostle Paul was only able to fulfil his God given destiny when he was baptised in the Spirit. Acts 9:10-20.
I thought my destiny was to become the youngest Vice Chancellor in Africa, but when I got born again, the Holy Spirit redirected me to destiny. The greater the power, the easier it is to reach your goal.
The power of God was manifested in great dimensions in the life of Peter. Acts 3:1-11, Acts 4:4
Peter 2nd sermon, the power was greater; he won 5000 souls. His destiny was fulfilled at an amazing pace. Acts 5:1-16.
Power can be transferred through conduction to put the power in the medium where it's needed.
Power can be transferred through radiation too. To God's praise, this explains why I can stand on the altar and wave my hands and thousands of handkerchiefs will be anointed for miracles, signs and wonders.
I pray for you today, before the day is out, the power of the Holy Spirit will propel you to the direction of your destiny in Jesus’ name.
I believe the moment God wants you to fulfill your destiny is now. If you are baptized in the Holy Ghost, you already have that power.
Don't mind all those who mock you when you pray in the Holy Spirit. The Bible says you speak mysteries to God when you pray in the Holy Spirit. If you don't use the power, you will lose it!
1. Pray more in the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:26
2. Witness more
3. Lay hands on the sick
4. Use the Power so it can multiply.
For those who haven't received the power of the Holy Spirit; Acts 2:37-39
2. Be baptized (by immersion)
3. Begin to use the power; join the workforce
And watch the Almighty God begin to move you closer to destiny.
In the Name that is above every other name, I pray for you today that the power to fulfill destiny will be released unto you and you will not leave this world regretting that you failed to fulfill destiny.
Altar Call: surrender your life to Christ, please cry to the Almighty God and ask that He save your soul, wash you sins away, write your name in the Book of Life and receive you into His family.
As for the saints, I pray that the Holy Spirit will stir up His power in you and that you will begin to use that power to heal the sick and work miracles.