Sunday 26 July 2020

Pastor E A Adeboye Excerpt Sermon at July 2020 Online Sunday Service

July 2020 Online Sunday Service 
Topic: Lockdown to Leaping Up 
Text: Matthew 6:25-33
Ministering: Pastor E A Adeboye
Song: Immortal God, Invincible God
Immortal God
How great Thou art. 
There is a saying that the one who doesn't know how his peers prosper will struggle till he dies.
2 Kings 4:1-7 God opened a way of prosperity for the widow and her peers must have wondered how it happened for her.
Today, we shall consider the Shortest Way to the Greatest Height
Consider Solomon, who asked for only wisdom. 2 Chronicles 1:6-15, Proverbs 4:7
Jesus said seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and every other thing will be added unto you.
God responded to Solomon because he requested wisdom to do God's work.
God responded to Solomon because he requested wisdom to do God's work.
1 Kings 4:30-31
God can bless you so much that nations of the world would come to borrow from you.
Although Solomon asked for nothing apart from wisdom, God made him the richest man.
1 Kings 10:1-7, 1 Kings 10:23
God added honour to Solomon's riches.
Honour is what you give to someone who doesn't need anything else.
When God said 'Honour me with your Firstfruits', He meant He doesn't need anything else. He just wants to be honoured. 
Jesus taught us to honour God. He taught us to seek the fulfillment of God's will.
Matthew 6:9-10
John 4:31-34 Jesus said His food is to do the will of the Father.
Mark 14:36 God responded by honouring Jesus. Philippians 2:9-11, Ephesians 1:19-22
God made Jesus the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
Revelations 19:11-16
When we talk about leaping up materially, God has no objection. More so, God delights in your prosperity.
Psalm 35:27, 3 John 1:2, John 10:10
The question is why do you want to prosper? 
1 Timothy 6:6, 
Do you want to spend for His kingdom? 2 Corinthians 12:15
Or you want wealth so you can attract friends? Proverbs 19:14; 14:20
Do you want to prosper so that you can be God's treasurer? Luke 8:1-3
One of my sons came to me and said he wanted God to prosper him so that he could be one of the three people to sponsor the Convention.
That year, God honoured his intentions and blessed him.
God wants you to go to great heights spiritually. 
John 14:12
But why do you want to leap up spiritually? 
2 Kings 2:9-15; 4:8-17
Elisha wanted it so he could destroy yokes. 
Do you want spiritual power so you can establish the Kingdom of God here on earth or so people can brag about you?
Elisha refused to merchandise the power of God. He used it for good. 2 Kings 5:1-19
The shortest way to the greatest height is to seek the Kingdom of God and to establish His Kingdom here on earth.
There is no limit to how high God can take you if you're willing to seek His Kingdom.
If you're yet to even seek God's salvation, go before Him and ask Him to save you and receive you into His Kingdom. 
If you're already a child of God, ask Him for grace to seek His Kingdom. Promise Him that you will use all He gives you for the establishment of His Kingdom.

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