Sunday 31 May 2020

Pastor E A Adeboye Excerpt Sermon at May 2020 Special Sunday Service

May 2020 Special Sunday Service 
Ministering: Pastor E A Adeboye 
Theme: All Things Work Together for Good
Bible Text: Romans 8:35
Jesus Jesus Jesus
Jesus Jesus Jesus
Jesus is the Lord
Jesus Jesus Jesus 
Jesus Jesus Jesus
Jesus is the Lord
Miracles are the babies of impossibilities.
Romans 8:28, John 11:39-45
The bigger your problems, the greater your testimony. So, I have a good news for you today, that big problem in your life will soon result in a testimony. Psalm 119:71
There is nothing that happens in the life of a child of God that won’t lead to a testimony.
Mark 10:46-42
Did you know that blind Bartimeus wouldn't have been in the Bible if not for the challenge of his eyes? Did you know that Peter wouldn't have encountered Jesus if he didn't experience failure that day? Luke 5:1-11
All things work together for good including this lockdown. Lots of great things will come out of this lockdown. 
Examples of those who became great as a result of a lockdown:
1. David: 1 Samuel 22:1-2, He became great while hiding away with  cast-offs from his father-in-law, King Saul. In 2 Samuel 23:8-39, these cast-offs had become David's mighty army. They became mighty during a lockdown. 
2. Elijah: 1 Kings 17:17-24
Elijah experienced lockdown in the house of a widow. His movement was restricted. While he was there ,he became th first prophet ever to raise the dead. He grew spiritually to become a very mighty man. I'm believing God for you my children that by the time this lockdown is over, you'll be raising the dead.
3. Joseph: Genesis 40:1-22
Joseph became an interpreter of dreams while in prison. Genesis 41:1-44; After his lockdown, he became Prime Minister of most powerful nation as that time.
After this lockdown, your promotion will be accelerated in the mighty name of Jesus. 
How to Maximize this Lockdown Period for Growth:
1. Rejoice: Philippians 4:4. Paul wrote the scripture while in prison. 1 Thessalonians 5:16
Rejoice because your tomorrow will be alright. 
2. Praise God: 1 Thessalonians 5:18
3. Pray: 1 Thessalonians 5:17
4. Study: 2 Timothy 2:15
5. Meditate: Joshua 1:8, Think on what you have read and studied. 
6. Receive visions for your future: John the Beloved was locked down when he received the revelations. Joel 2:28, Proverbs 29:18
7. Plan what next to do in actualizing the visions. Commit the plans to God. Psalm 37:5
8. Clean up your house & immediate surroundings. Let me advise you, turn over your mattress even today & you'll be amazed at the things gathered under your bed. Deuteronomy 23:14
9. As you clean your house, you will discover things you've not used in years or things you no longer need. Give them out. 
There are people in need of these things who will praise God for you when you bless them with these things. 2 Corinthians 9:11-12
10. Pray for Pastor E A Adeboye
Paul said pray for your Pastors and leaders. 
1 Thessalonians 5:25 & 2 Thessalonians 3:1
They need your prayers. All things work together for good only for those who love God.
Why? God loves those who love Him. Proverbs 8:17. This lockdown is a time to seek God. 
Proverbs 8:35-36. Those who hate God love death. God told me earlier that only those whose time has come will die from the virus.
Those who have died are less than 10% of those who have fallen ill. 
Altar Call: The Almighty God has said "sit down at home" to all those who think they are mighty. I'm appealing to you who's yet to have Jesus in your life as Lord and Saviour, love God! This is especially to those who think they're big and mighty, what's the essence of your money now? Why don't you surrender to the One who is mightier than you? Surrender to Jesus now. Bow your head and cry out to God to save your soul. Ask Him to save your soul and forgive your sins. Now cry out to the Almighty God and ask Him to draw you closer unto Him. Talk to Him with all your heart. Ask Him to give you a new beginning and accept you. For those of you who have given your life to Jesus, please contact me. God bless you. 

Sunday 24 May 2020

Pastor E A Adeboye Excerpt Sermon at May 2020 Special Sunday Service

May 2020 Special Sunday Service 
Ministering: Pastor E A Adeboye 
Theme: Overcoming Mountains
Bible Text: Exodus 14:13-18
Song: We give glory to the Lord, He reigns
We give glory to the Lord, He reigns
He reigns
He reigns
We give glory to the Lord, He reigns. 

I once preached a sermon on seven ways to Deal with a Mountain.
A mountain is an obstacle blocking your way; a unexpected problem or unfamiliar crisis.

Ways to Deal with a mountain:
1. Turn back. Numbers 14:1-4. The Israelites wanted to appoint a captain so they could go back to Egypt.
My prayer for you today is that the problem that will take you back to Egypt, that will take you away from Jesus Christ will never cross your path.
2. To go round it; to look for a way around it. The problem with going round a mountain is that you don't know how far it stretches. 

Numbers 32:13. The children of Israel went round the mountain for 40 years. That problem that will cause you to go round  and round, the Almighty God will not bring your way.

3. Climbing the mountain. Exodus 17:8-13
4. Bore a hole or tunnel through the mountain. Exodus 14:21-28. The Red Sea parted and the children of Israel passed through.
When you bore a hole through a mountain, the mountain remains but you're already on the other side.
5. Dynamite the mountain. Get some huge explosives and blow the mountain. 
Joshua 6:1-20; Joshua and the children of Israel blew up the wall of Jericho by giving a big shout.
6. You can turn the mountain to a habitation; you can sit on the mountain or build a house on it. 2 Kings 4:18-37
7. Fly over the mountain. Isaiah 40:31
This is the greatest option of all. The mountain will be there but you'll be flying above it.

There are certain situations you must pass through; certain mountains you must bore your way through. Isaiah 43:2

What you must do to bore your way through: 
1. Trust God the Father knowing that nothing takes God by surprise. Psalm 90:2
Trust God the Son because He said He is the Way. John 14:6
Trust God the Holy Spirit because He can create a path where there's no path. Acts 2:1-4
The Wind is going to blow for you and He'll create a path where there's none.
2. Remember God's mercies and His faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23
God has brought you thus far; He's not going to disappoint you now.
At night when you become completely helpless, there is One who doesn't sleep or slumber and watches over you not because you deserve it but of His mercies. 
1 Samuel 17:34-37; What gave David the assurance that he would defeat Goliath was God's faithfulness in the past.
The challenges you're facing now may be new but God remains the same. Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8
If He has healed you before, He will heal you again. If He has delivered you before, He will deliver you again. If He has seen you through before, He will see you through again.
Trust God; remember His mercies and His faithfulness. 
3. Believe God's prophets. 2 Chronicles 20:20; the children of Israel didn't hear from God; they only heard from Moses.
I'm not claiming to be a prophet, but I told you at the beginning of the year; this year, the earth will behave like a child in convulsion. 
I also told you, particularly those of you who are my genuine children, you'll pass through the sea without even a touch of water on you.
Even the smell of fire was not upon Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego when they came out of the furnace.
I want you to believe me because my Father does not lie; you will come out of this problem safe and sound.
4. You must take a step of faith. 
It took an act of faith for the children of Israel to step into the parted sea because there was a huge wall of water on both sides.
Relax, live by faith; God cannot fail you.

God the Father is on the throne, God the Son is by His right hand side watching you and the Holy Spirit is in charge right now.
Remember God's faithfulness and mercies and then move forward.
1 Peter 5:7 Whatever problem you're facing, roll it unto the Almighty God and leave it there. He's more than enough to handle them. Once you pray, leave the rest to the Almighty God.
Isaiah 3:10; If you don't believe me, believe Isaiah who said it will be well with the righteous. Your tomorrow will be alright!
The same Isaiah said woe to the wicked for it shall be ill with him. Isaiah 3:11
Altar call: If you haven't surrendered your life to Jesus Christ, cross over to the right side. He's the One who can make a way where there's no way. He is the Way.
If you would like to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, bow your head and ask Him to please save your soul. Ask Him to make you a part of His family. God bless you. 

Sunday 17 May 2020

Pastor E A Adeboye Excerpt Sermon at May 2020 Special Sunday Service

May 2020 Special Sunday Service 
Ministering: Pastor E A Adeboye 
Theme: The Secrets of Unending Success
Bible Text: Mark 16:15-20
Song: Emmanuel
How great Thou art.

We want to continue from where we left off last Sunday
Every successful man has a secret; the secret of their success.
When we talk about successful people, there is none who comes close to Jesus.
He had all-round success. 
The mass choir of Heaven sang for Him. Luke 2:8-14. At age 12, Jesus was a celebrity. Luke 2:42-47. As an adult, His fame had gone abroad. Mark 1:23-34. He completed His assignment on earth. John 17:1-5. Some don't like Him but they can't ignore Him. Philippians 2:9-11. Anytime Jesus wanted to communicate with those close to Him, He spoke in codes as with John the Beloved. John 13:21-27. He told John the Beloved who would betray Him by using a code. However, when He was about to leave the earth, He revealed the secret of all-round success to His disciples. 
Mark 16:15-20. What is the secret of all-round success for every child of God? Preach the Gospel; be a committed soul winner.
What is the secret of all-round success for every child of God?

Preach the Gospel; be a committed soul winner. 

If you are a soul winner:
1. All your prayers will be answered. John 15:16. Exodus 33:17-23 God asked Moses to request anything because Moses had brought salvation to the nation of Israel.
Moses saw the glory of God because of His commitment. Exodus 34:30-35
Elijah asked that fire fall and he got it. 1 Kings 18:36-39
Elisha requested a difficult thing and he got it. 2 Kings 2:9-15
2. You will enjoy the constant touch of God. John 15:1-2
The leper who enjoyed healing went about testifying about it. Mark 1:40-45
Jesus knew he would be a soul winner.
God will break any law to give healing to a soul winner. He will cure the incurable. You don't need to be a prophet to hear from God.
If you're a soul winner, you'd constantly hear from God. God will give the regular soul winner supernatural strength. 1 Kings 18:46
When God's hand is upon you, You'll begin to hear from God regularly; this, you'll become a Counsellor to the high and MIGHTY. 2 Kings 3:9-19
3. You will enjoy miraculous supply. Everything the soulwinner touches will multiply. John 6:5-13 Peter enjoyed overflowing supply Luke 5:1-11. That breakthrough you're crying to God for is already in the mouth of a fish but you have to go fish. Matthew 17:24-27. In every man's life, there is a river and in one of those rivers is your fish. Keep fishing you don't know where your fish is. 
4. Be a committed soul winner and you will begin to enjoy divine immunity. Mark 16:17-18
As a soul winner, you won't have to worry about arrows, serpents, poison and all sorts of attacks. Acts 28:1-6
1 Corinthians 9:16, Isaiah 54:14-17
No weapon formed against you shall prosper. 
As a soulwinner, you don't have to worry about any virus or bacteria coming near you.
5. As a committed soul winner, you begin to enjoy divine partnership. Mark 16:20
A soulwinner has a partner in the Almighty God. Exodus 3:1-15
God partnered with Joshua. Joshua 1:1-8
David enjoyed God's partnership and he defeated Goliath. 1 Samuel 17:34-37
6. As a committed soulwinner, you begin to enjoy Divine Excellence. Peter excelled above the others; even his shadow was working wonders. Acts 5:12-16, Acts 2:14-41, 3:12-26
Of the seven deacons, Philip and Stephen excelled. Acts 6:1-7. Philip went from deacon to evangelist. Acts 8:5-8, Acts 7:55-56
I pray for you, as you win souls, very very soon, in your place of work and in your family, you will begin to excel.
7. As a soulwinner, all things being equal, you will live long. On the other hand, if you fail to win souls as a Christian, you may not live very long. Luke 13:6-9. How many souls have you won since you gave your life to Jesus? Matthew 3:10. If you refuse to win souls, you are in great danger. The one who obeys the great commission is likened to a wise man while the one who disobeys is likened to a foolish man. Matthew 7:24-27
Two christians look alike until the floods come.
To every believer, the flood will come. Those who survive the floods are the soul winners.
Don't use the lockdown as an excuse, use your phone to reach out to your friends who aren't born again. Yes, you're on lockdown, but your phone is not locked down. As soon as the lockdown is over, go out and start winning souls.
Altar Call: If you're yet to be a born again, ask that God will have mercy on you and give you a genuine salvation. Ask Him to write your name in His book and help you to serve Him forever in Jesus’ name. 
For those of you who are born again, please re-dedicate your life to Him and commit to soulwinning. Ask that He work miracles and healings through you.


Sunday 10 May 2020

Pastor E A Adeboye Excerpt Sermon May 2020 Special Sunday Service

May Special Sunday Service 
Ministering: Pastor E A Adeboye 
Theme: Thank God for the Calvary 2
Bible Text: Galatians 3:13-14
Song: Immortal God, Invisible God
Immortal God
How great Thou art

Galatians 3:13-14 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.”  He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.e shall continue from last Sunday:
The greatest thing we got from Calvary is found in Galatians 3:13-14.
1. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law.
2. He obtained The Blessing of Abraham for Us
The mighty forces operating on earth are always in twos: light vs darkness, life vs death, blessings vs curses. Deuteronomy 30:119. 
A curse is an unseen force that hinders progress; causing efforts to fail with the sole aim of the destroying the victim.
You know someone is cursed when the person is almost succeeding but keeps failing. Deuteronomy 28:15-End 
The reason a curse comes upon anyone is to see to it that the fellow perish quickly.
Joshua pronounced a curse in Joshua 6:20-End and the result in 2 Kings 2:19.
Jacob pronounced a curse on whoever caught with gods of his inlaw Genesis 31:26-35 and the result noted in Genesis 35:16-20
A curse flows like a river.
When a curse is broken, there will be tremendous changes 2 Kings 2:19-22
Decree: On the authority of the Most High God, I decree over all my children, any curse that may have been flowing through your family line is broken today.
Jacob pronounced a curse on his first three sons including Levi in Genesis 49:1-7, but because of their consecration in Exodus 32:15-26, God rebuked the curse over them. Numbers 3:5-13
At Calvary, God revoked the curse of the law and replaced it with the Blessing of Abraham. 
If there is a curse operating in your life that has been making it difficult for you to stay strong in the Lord, I decree that curse will end right now.
A Blessing is a summon to all forces in heaven, on earth and underneath the earth to gang up so that a person will succeed. Genesis 27:22-29
The Power of a Blessing is tremendous.
1. The Blessing leads to rapid promotion
When a man is cursed, he'll be working like an elephant and eating like an ant, while a blessed man can eat like an elephant even when he is working like an ant. Genesis 48:8-20
Prayer: I pray for someone today, that the Holy Spirit Himself will direct a double portion of the Blessing upon you.
2. When you're blessed, no human-being can curse you; not even a witch or forces of darkness or false prophet can curse you and it will stick. Numbers 23:8
If God does not curse you, anyone trying to curse you is wasting his time. If that fellow has no delegated authority from God, he cannot curse you.
If God blesses you, even when your enemy opens his mouth to curse, it is blessings that will be coming out. Numbers 23:9-12
The Blessings of Abraham: Genesis 12:1-3
1. You'll become a great nation. No matter how great you are, you can become a 1000 times greater. Deuteronomy 1:11, Genesis 46:26-27, Exodus 12:37
 2. I will bless thee. Proverbs 10:22, Genesis 24:34-35
3. I will make your name great. Acts 11:26. As a Christian, you're named after Christ. Phillipians 2:9-11
Prayer: From now on in the mighty name of Jesus, your name will be opening doors! 
4. You shall be a blessing. Every Christian is not only blessed but a blessing. Matthew 18:18
5. I will bless those who bless you. Mark 9:41
6. I will curse him who curses you. Galatians 6:7-8. 
7. In thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Matthew 28:18-20. 
Why Calvary?
Why did Jesus willingly sacrifice Himself? John 10:18
He gave Himself because of His love for you and I. John 15:13
His love for you is so great, He says He will never leave you nor forsake you.
What does God expect of you after giving Himself for you? John 15:9-14
Your obedience is all He requires of you.
God loves you and He promises to standby you always; the best friend you can ever have is the Jesus Christ.
Altar Call: If you have not given your life to Jesus Christ, His blood is still flowing today.
Bow before Him and cry unto Him for your salvation. Ask that the Lord will forgive you your sins and save your soul, wash you clean by His blood and give to you a new beginning.
If you just said the above prayer, please ensure your details get across to us. 

Sunday 3 May 2020

Pastor E A Adeboye Excerpt Sermon at May 2020 Thanksgiving Service

May 2020 Special Thanksgiving Service 
Theme: Thank God For Calvary 
Bible Text: 1:12-18
Ministering: Pastor E A Adeboye 

Song: Immortal God 
Invisible God
Immortal God
How great Thou art. 

I can assure you that the tide has already turned in the spirit realm.
The journey to normalcy has already started.
You may wonder why we should thank God at a time like this. We want to thank God for Calvary.
The greatest battle ever fought since the creation of man was fought at Calvary.
It was a battle between the forces of darkness and Light.
It seemed as if darkness won, but 3 days later, Light shone.

What We Should Thank Him For:
1. For the Blood He shed on Calvary.
Through this Blood, our sins have been washed away. 1 John 1:7
The Blood is still giving us victory over satan. Revelation 12:10-11
The Blood also gives us access to God. Hebrews 10:19-22
Everyone of us now have access to the Holiest by virtue of the Blood.
I can tell you that it is easier to see Jesus than to meet with Heads of States, because all you need do is go on your knees and call on Him.
The Blood offers protection. It draws a line that satan can't cross. Exodus 12:13. 
2. The Healing Stripes of Jesus. 1 Peter 2:24, Isaiah 53:1-5. 
The coming of Jesus and what He will do was prophesied by Isaiah. Isaiah 53:1-5
This prophesy did not manifest until hundreds of years later. 
I came across an article that grouped all sicknesses and diseases into 39 categories.
Yet, Jesus took 40 stripes, 1 for each and one extra for any new one that is yet to be discovered. You may be wondering how as deadly as Coronavirus is, some are still standing. It is because Jesus took a stripe for diseases yet undiscovered. 
3. The Name of Jesus. Philippians 2:5-11, 
John 14:14. The Name has given us access to God's provision and deliverance. John 16:24
Put the Name of Jesus into action and you will see tremendous testimonies. Acts 3:1-8,  Mark 16:14-18. The first time I went to Zambia, I ate something that didn't quite agree with my stomach. I went to the toilet 23 times for this.
Then I remembered what the Bible said about laying hands on the sick, I did on myself and got healed, go ahead and do the same to yourself. 
4. Victory over death: Since Calvary, death has lost its sting. 1 Corinthians 15:54-57, Hebrews 2:14-15. For every child of God, death is no longer to be feared, because it doesn't have the final say over you. Every child of God can then look forward to meeting with Jesus Christ and see death as a vehicle to get there. A true child of God knows he/she is going into a wedding with the Lord Jesus Christ when leaving this earth. No need to fear death for your Husband The Lord Jesus Christ has the key of death.
You cannot die until your day comes because the Bridegroom has the keys of death.
5. You can relate with His resurrection. Romans 8:16-17, Luke 22:28-30. If you have nothing else to thank God for this morning, thank God for Calvary.
Altar Call: If you have not given your life to Jesus Christ, His blood is still flowing today.
Bow before Him and cry unto Him for your salvation. Ask that the Lord will forgive you your sins and save your soul, wash you clean by His blood and give to you a new beginning.
Spend quality time praising God. Show Him your appreciation in every form possible.
Announcement: The Divine Encounter and Shiloh Hour will be available on Dove Media tomorrow morning. I believe God that very soon, we will all be able to gather together in large numbers once again.

Friday 1 May 2020

Pastor E A Adeboye Excerpt at May 2020 Holy Ghost Service || Let There Be Light 5

May 2020 Holy Ghost Service 
Theme: Let There Be Light 5 
Ministering: Pastor E A Adeboye 
Bible Text: James 1:17

Song: The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
Jehovah the Man of War
His mercies endureth forever and ever
Oh praise His holy Name. 

Father we worship You, the Lord of hosts that has never lost a war we worship You. Almighty God, because of Your infinite mercies, put an end to this plague because of your children all over the world. 
Announcement: Theme for the June 2020 Holy Ghost Service is Let There Be Light 6. 
The light that comes from God is a pure, white light with no shadow of turning. Acts 22:6, Acts 9:1-7
The light that comes directly from God is pure white light. God's light is far brighter than the noon daylight. The crucial thing about the light that comes from God is the purity. Let there be light means let there be purity.
Let there be light could mean several things:

1. Pure healing. Pure healing means total healing without any sign or remnants of a prior illness. Mark 8:22-25, John 9:1-7
Decree: Those of you who might be sick in any way, before this program is over, may the Almighty God give you pure healing.
Pure healing could require a second touch or a recreation. Romans 4:19. Sarah got a brand new womb. 
Decree: Even if the doctors have condemned your womb, in the Name that is above every other name, you will get a brand new one today. 
Lazarus was resurrected and healed of the illness that killed him in the first place. John 11:39-45. 2 Kings 5:1-14 Naaman's healing got him the fine skin of a baby. Pure healing is a healing that doesn't leave a scar behind.
2. Let There be Light could mean:  Pure life. 
It could mean life; a life full of vitality and vigour. Moses, Abraham and Caleb were all still full of vitality and vigour in their old age. Deuteronomy 34:7, Genesis 25:1 & Joshua 14:6-13. God made a promise to you and me that the older we grow, the stronger we should become. Deuteronomy 33:25. I encourage you all; stop managing to live. Demand vigour and vitality from the Almighty God. John 10:10
3. Let There Be Light could mean: Pure wealth.
There is a link between pure light and pure wealth. All the great treasures in this world are hidden underneath; to get them, you need light. Isaiah 45:3. Pure wealth here means having more than sufficient. 2 Kings 4:8-17
Prayer: I pray in the Name above every other names, very soon, you'll be able to lift your head and say, I have more than enough. 2 Kings 4:1-7. The widow got enough to pay off her debts and to take care of herself and her sons for life. That is pure wealth. Genesis 33:1-9 Esau was so rich he had 400 bodyguards. 
Prayer: In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, every trace of poverty in your life will come to an end.
God described the prosperity of Isaac as having a store of servants. Genesis 26:12-14
4.  Let There Be Light becould mean: Pure joy.
There is a link between light and joy. Esther 8:15-16, Psalm 30:5. Joy is associated with light and weeping is associated with darkness 
Joy is in categories:
1. Joy 1 Chronicles 29:9
2. Great Joy. 1 Chronicles 29:9
3. Exceeding Great Joy. Matthew 2:1-11
4. Joy so great and full of glory. 1 Peter 1:3-8
Prayer: I pray for you that exceeding great joy will be your portion in Jesus' name.
Prophecy: The Lord asked me to tell someone who is listening, that during this darkness, your star will begin to rise.
5. Let There Be Light could mean: Pure peace.
There is a link between light and peace. Isaiah 45:7. 
Peace can be in categories:
1. Peace
2. Great Peace. Psalm 119:65
3. All round peace. 1 Kings 4:24
4. Peace like a river. Isaiah 48:18
5. The purest is peace that passeth all understanding. Philippians 4:7
Decree:The Almighty God will speak to those of you in a storm in Jesus' name.
Prayer: I pray for you, pure peace will be your portion from now on in the mighty name of Jesus.
6. Let There Be Light could also mean: Pure success which is also excellence. There is a link between light and excellence. Daniel 5:13-14
Prophesy: Daddy asked me to tell someone; in the evening of this lockdown, your day will start. 
Three things were found in Daniel: Light, understanding and excellence. Daniel 6:1-3
Prayer: I pray for every traditional rulers in this nation, their glorious days will come back again.
The wisdom of Solomon was greater than any other. 1 Kings 4:30
Jesus is above all in wisdom and excellence. Psalm 8:9 & Philippians 2:9-11
Daniel and the 3 Hebrew boys were found to be the wisest among men. Daniel 1:3-21
Among the 4 of them, Daniel was found to be the wisest; he excelled. Daniel 2:16-23
When God shines His light on you, you begin to excel.
Prophesy: There's someone listening to me, whose hunger and thirst since this problem started is “how I wish I had the gift of healings”. Daddy asked me to tell you your wish has been granted.
7. The Beauty of Purity:
Pure light is white in colour; like the light coming from a welder's soldering.
If you pass pure light through a glass prism, it breaks up into seven colours of the rainbow: 
1. Red
2. Orange
3. Yellow
4. Green
5. Blue
6. Indigo 
7. Violet
Each colour stands for something significant.
All colours are the same when there is no light; no colour can be seen other than black.
It takes light to bring out beauty and there is beauty in every person. 2 Corinthians 4:7
Inside you, there is treasure and until the light shines on you, your beauty will remain hidden.
David was a great musician but he was only singing to animals until light came into his household and his beauty came out. 1 Samuel 16:11-End. 
Light shone and the ordinary beautiful girl became the beautiful Queen. Esther 2:8-17
The Lord said use this period to draw close to Me and I will soon show you how to be unstoppable. Light shone and the prisoner became the Prime Minister of Egypt. Genesis 41:1-44; 39:1-6, 20-23. 
Prayer: I pray for you, before this crisis is over, those who can help you will remember you.
Light exposes the beauty within. 
All these beautiful things that come from the purity of light are only available to those who are pure in heart and have clean hands. Matthew 5:8, Psalm 24:3-4. 
The first colour that the light gives out when it passes through the prism is red; the colour of the Blood of Jesus.
Altar Call: To give your life to Jesus, go on your knees and cry to God to save your soul. Tell Him that you're surrendering your life to Him, ask Him to wash you clean with His blood and accept you into His family. 
Prayer Points:
1. Thank the Almighty God
2. Father, please make me purely whole.
3. Father, please give me pure life; healthy, strong, vigorous. The older I grow, the stronger let me become.
4. Father,  please give me pure wealth; let me never borrow again.
5. Father,  please give me pure joy, joy unspeakable and full of glory.
6. Father, please give me pure peace.
7. Father, please give me pure success and excellence. 
8. Father,  please shine Your light on me and expose my beauty to the world. 
9. Father, out of Your abundant mercy, please end this plague. 
10. Personal prayer request "I encourage you to include prayers for your neighbours, children, friends, co-workers, the authorities, your Pastors and me (Pastor E A Adeboye)"

May 2020 Lift Up Your Heads with Pastor Ajibola Opeoluwa-Calebs

RCCG Mercyland Parish
Lift Up Your Heads 
May 01, 2020
My Month to Arise & Shine
Isaiah 60: 1 – 3
1Arise, shine; for your light has come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. 3 The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.
This Chapter was written about 680 B.C
Focus was on the Glory of Zion 
And this Glory is derived from the Source – From the Father

1. Let’s give thanks to God the Father for the miracle, blessings of Life, of a New Day & a new month – John 1:5 He is the light that shines in the darkness, and the darkness has shall not overcome it

2. Let’s appreciate Him as our Source of Life, sound health/mind (we received the breathe of life from him (Gen 2:7), and he is the Light of our Life and destiny. John 1:4 – In Him was Life, and that life was the light of men. 

3. Isa 60: 1 – Arise, Shine, for your light has come and the Glory of the Lord is risen upon you. Selah – this is Rhema. John 6:63b – the words that I speak to you, they are spirit and they are life. My Father, thank you for speaking Life, Purpose, direction, clarity, focus into my situation.

4. Isa 60: 1 – God is saying to someone right now – you have been receiving the wrong messages, you are overwhelm by the messages of fear, hopelessness and despair. Pray – My Father, thank you for breaking through my situation by the power of your word. I confess that you are My Commander, I am your warrior; I am at your command! I am ready to arise. From this moment, I shall shine to your Glory.

5. Isa 60: 2a - For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people… (Song – I am not moved by what I see, hear, I am only moved by the word of God). God is saying to someone – your success in life is not determine by what surrounds you, but by who you are connected to. Eccl 9:4a – for to him that is joined to all the living, there is hope. Pray – My Father, thank you that you are my source, I am connected to you, nothing can pluck me out of you, there is hope for me. I receive hope, I walk in the hope of your word.

6. Isa 60: 2b…but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. The spirit of God is speaking to you now. No matter the darkness of this season, it cannot limit or constrain you. Eph 5: 14a – It is the light that makes everything visible. My Father, this month, I receive your light, I have clear understand, I receive divine guidance for my journey and path this month in Jesus Name.      

7. Isa 60: 3 The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. God is reminding you of your Abrahamic blessings. Gen 12: 1-3. My Father, I confess that I am blessed. You have made my Name great. I am growing to become a great Nation. My life and light will shine so bright and darkness shall not overcome me in Jesus Name.

Give him thanks for these powerful prayers & declarations for His words is ‘as you have spoken in my hearing, so will I do. Num14:28’
Welcome to the Month of May. 
Your Month of Mercy. 
The month that Grace will speak for you. 
Be rest assured, the blood of Jesus is speak better things
And the Word himself, has spoken life to your spirit and situation
The Parakletos, the sweet Holy spirit will percolates and surrounds all that pertains to you.

That is why I am so persuaded that you are gonna “Arise and Shine this morning”
Message – Isaiah 60: 4 - 5 
4 “Lift up your eyes all around, and see: they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be nursed at your side. 5 Then you shall see and become radiant, and your heart shall swell with joy; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.
In Psalm 24: 7, 9 – Lift up your heads, O you gates, be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of Glory may come in. 
Note Vs 7, 9 – same thing word for word. Why? 
It’s because the Mission was critical and no gates was permitted to hinder him.
The Number 2 is a number of witness and agreement
Today, I agree with you, the trinity in council also in agreement, no power of gates, of hell nor the scheme of men, nor imagination of the forces of darkness shall be able to limit you.
Rhema for the month
In verse 4, God is giving us the strategy for victory and turn around.
Lift up your eyes all around and see…
God is saying others may be seeing darkness
The nations of the world may be seeing calamity
There may be scaring statistics all over the places
There may be all kind of symptoms/evidence/trends saying you are coming down into financial loss, emotional loss, down the slopes, etc.
Economics advisers may not see how the turnaround can happen so quickly – 2 Kings 7: 2, 19 – the Officer (Economists advisers) “Then the royal officer on whose arm the king leaned answered the man of God “if the Lord should make windows in heaven, could this thing be?    
God is saying “Lift Up your eyes all around and see.
3 emphasis to note:
1. Lift Up your eyes. 
Listen – You are what you focus on; what you say reflects what you see– John 5 
God is saying switch on the eyes of your spirit. 
Eph 1:18 says Open the eyes of their hearts, and let the light of your truth flood in (The Voice).
It’s not all gloom. In the midst of this physical darkness, God is lifting up souls.
Gen 13:14 – Looking eyes are many, seeing eyes are few.
At God’s command, Lift Up your eyes and you shall see.

2. God is saying ‘Don’t just look straight, look around’
Don’t allow what you are used to, constrain what is possible
Don’t dwell on the past forever.
There is a new normal, with every change comes new possibilities
God is saying switch on your creativity.
Open your mind to new ideas, be flexible
Switch on your creative nature – Song - I have got the life of God in me
Psalm 82:6, John 10: 34 – It is written in your law, I said, you are gods.

3. God is saying I am empowering you to See
I decree and declare, in Jesus Name, you will look around, you will see well.
Prov 20: 12 – the hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made even both of them – Oh Lord, please activate my eyes to see in Jesus Name
May you not look and see perdition & destruction like Lot. Gen 13: 10 – Lot looked and saw the whole plain of Jordan well-watered, but it was his destruction.
Unless God helps a man, he will see trouble, it will come packaged as Eldorado. 
What God was saying through Isaiah is – receive divine assistance to see
What you see determine how you react.
If you see fire you will run; if you see a well-lushed garden, you will die dia 
Zech 1: 18 – 21 God open Zechariah’s eyes to see the problem and the limitations of his Nation.
God can open your eyes now
Even eyes are popping open now
New possibilities, Solutions are coming through
It’s your time to arise and shine

3 Prayer Points:
My Father, it’s my time to arise and shine. Even as you have commanded me, I arise, and shine, make progress, break through territories, break through the gates into your divine purpose for my life
My Father, activate my eyes to see, ears to ear and heart to understand in Jesus Name
My Father, every evil horns against my family and Nation with an intention to scatter, oh you heavenly carpenters, arrest them and break their horns completely in Jesus Name.

Offering Time – Package your offering (Whatsapp or Facebook Page)

 As you Arise and Shine, you shall see…
God opened the door of faith.
The door of health, wellness, sound mind are open to you. 
God can open the door of spiritual growth
God can open the door of victory
God can open the door of Progress and close the door of stagnation
God can open the door of restoration
God can open the door of evangelism and double mandate
God can open the door of settlement from indebtedness
God can open the door of victory from all battles of life
God can do anything and everything
Whatever door that you desire open this month, God said a great door of effective ministry, a great and productive door has been opened, they shall not be shut.

Pastor E A Adeboye Excerpt Sermon at May 2020 Holy Communion Service - Let There Be Light 5

May 2020 Holy Ghost Communion Service 
Ministering: Pastor E A Adeboye 
Theme: Let There Be Light 5
Bible Text: Matthew 20:18
You are worthy to be Praised
My redeemer
You are worthy to be Praised

I’m believing God that this Holy Communion service will bring tremendous changes to your life.

 The Holy communion is for hunger 1 Corinthians 11:33-34

The purpose of holy communion:
1. To remember Jesus Christ
2. To tap into the power of Communion
3. To remember the death of Christ
As we commune together, He will be with us
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 The two are better than one because they are in agreement
Deuteronomy 32:30 further symbolises the importance of a prayer of agreement, especially during a communion service.
A prayer of agreement during a communion can be likened to a local call
In our case, as seen in the scripture, the one we are calling is already present with us 
In 2 Corinthians 6: 14-18, God emphasises on the difference between a Child of God and a child of darkness. So you cannot take Holy Communion with unbelievers because it is a sacred meal
The Holy Communion is for believers alone. 
There is power in the Holy Communion to heal and there is power in the Holy Communion to kill
The communion has the power to heal all manner of sickness and disease but if you take the communion unworthily, it will work in the other way for you.
You have the opportunity to surrender your life to Christ now because tonight’s communion is not an ordinary communion. If you won’t surrender your life to Christ don’t take the communion.
Tonight’s communion is special because the communion will work wonders in the life of those that take it worthily.
Prayer: Father I pray for those that have surrendered their life to you that you will save them and accept them to your Kingdom.
Prayer Points: As you take the bread tonight you will command the devil that your body is the temple of God so everything that is not of God in your body should get out!

After you take the wine, you will ask the Holy Spirit to fill you afresh
After that you will pray in agreement and command all form of viruses to leave your life, your home and your families.

Prayer: Father, we are in agreement today that when we go out and come in, we will be safe

Prayer: Father, we are in agreement that this virus will get out of our homes and nations