Prayer Points and sermon by Pastor E A Adeboye. June 2013 RCCG Holy Ghost Service. Theme: The Wonder Of Worship
The Wonder of Worship
by Pastor E. A. Adeboye
He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, He is worthy to be magnified. Praise His holy name, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration. Bless His holy name. Worship Him, Worship the King of kings, worship the Lord of lords, bless His holy name, there is no One like Him, give Him glory, give Him Honor, give Him adoration.
The Bible says we are to make a joyful noise to the Lord, tonight the best way to make a joyful noise unto the Lord is for you to think of a song of your own, I think of a song of my own. You sing to Him yours, I sing to Him mine; we combine all these song and anyone listening to us will think we are making a noise but God is listening to the song of each and every One of us.
I want you to think of a song and just go ahead and begin to sing to the Almighty God…..
In Jesus mighty name we worship
Worthy, worthy is the Lamb 3ce
That was slain!
Glory, glory halleluiah! 3ce
Praise the Lord!
Worthy, worthy is the Lamb 3ce
That was slain!
Glory, glory halleluiah! 3ce
Praise the Lord!
Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the Author and Finisher of our faith, the Possessor of heaven and the earth, the Rock of ages, the Ancient of days, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Holy One of Israel, the Unchangeable changer, the One who is the One who was the One who is to come.
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting father, Prince of peace, the Way, the Truth and the Life, the great Redeemer, the great Physician, the great Deliverer, the great Provider, the Lord of host, the Lord strong and Mighty the Lord mighty in battle, the King of glory Himself, glory be to your Holy name, Father, glory be to your holy name.
Thank you for January, thank you for February, thank you for March, thank you for April, thank you for May and oh Lord!
Thank you for June, glory be to your holy name, accept our worship in Jesus name.
Tonight all we have come to do is to worship you and as we worship you, build your throne in our lives, as we worship you Almighty God, do what you alone can do in Jesus name, as we worship you , give us something to sing about.
Father, if we have any request at all tonight; even before we call, answer us in Jesus name. Thank you Almighty God, in Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.
Prayer for those born in the month of JUNE:
My Father and my God, I want to commit your children born in the month of June into your hands because we have set aside the month of June for worshipping you and for thanks giving, I hereby decree that in the lives of all these your children; thanks giving will be constant.
Every day of their lives my Father and my God they will have something to sing about. Give them a new beginning; a new beginning of joy, a new beginning of answered prayers, of mighty testimonies, of a closer work with God, let it be well with them and let them serve you till the end, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed amen!
Let someone shout a big halleluiah!
By the grace of God next month as you have been told the theme of our Holy Ghost service is the WONDERS OF DIVINE BLESSINGS.
If you missed any Holy Ghost Service this year, don’t miss that of July that is of course if you want divine blessings.
I also want to announce that the elders of this Church and elders of any Church will be gathering together with the elders of any church, will be gathering together for their 12TH Annual elders congress and praise night on the 21th – 22nd of this month.
It will be exciting to be present where eldersare praising God and worshipping Him, because that is what the twenty-four elders are doing in heaven, and their theme for this year elder’s congress is “BE YE HOLY”.
I think the elders should talk about that because they are closer home than many of us. All elders are cordially invited.
The Friday program begins at 6pm, the Sunday program continues at 10am.
We want to thank the Almighty God for the presentation of His children tonight, they all did very well, glory be to God. Maybe if I take it zone by zone, we might get a kind of summary.
Zone one; they kept to time, they spent exactly 35minutes allotted to them, the choir was okay, the choir was good.
The sermon was okay; the only correction which is common to all of them is their definition of worship, they assumed that when we talk of wonders of worship, they assume that automatically the wonders of the ship of God, but all we said is wonders of worship.
And so in their definition of worship they were defining the worship of God instead of worship.
Because not everybody worship God, there are people who worship idols, there are people who worship their wives, there are people who worship their husbands, there are people who worship their children, their people who worship money, believe it or not, there are people who worship bicycles.
I can tell you that because when I was at Ilesha Grammar school some few years ago, we had a teacher who had a bicycle; he loves the bicycle so much that when He gets to a muddy part of the road, he comes down from the bicycle and carries the bicycle across.
Ask your neighbor what do you worship?
There are people who worship other things other than God. They should probably have stopped by saying worship is preferential treatment, preferential approach etc and then go on to say that however tonight we want to focus on worship of God that is the way it should have been.
Now apart from these common mistakes they all did very well.
The first preacher for example among several things made known to us in his very well researched presentation that when you worship the Almighty God:
Men become powerless over you; when a man knows how to worship God, men become powerless over them, a very good example is Nebuchadnezzar
That when you worship God, God will break protocol to help you; it is against protocol in Israel for any priest to touch a leper, but when a leper came and worship Jesus Christ he touched him.
I’m praying that as you worshipped God tonight, God will break protocol to attend to you.
When you worship God, your story will change; when you worship God, all those of you who have been attending our various programs since Monday Divine Encounter Shiloh hour, Holy Communion.
You will have seen the truth of what He said; your financial situation will change.
When you worship God, you will change from being barren to being fruitful, when you worship God; Pharaoh will be compel to let you go.
Situation always change whenever we worship God.
Three mighty points and I think we should give the Lord a big round of applause for that presentation.
Then came on the scene is the second zone; the second zone again did very well their choir was not just good but very good.
Then the sermon was great and incidentally they kept to time. It wasn’t long we discovered that the one who was preaching was an evangelist; he was good. And he also made some very important points:
If you worship God hopeless situation will be turned around
when you really worship God, you will provoke God to intervene in your situation.
He tells us that if we worship God whole heartedly, then the impossible will become possible.
Then we move on to zone three: zone three also did excellently well, they kept to time which is very good, and they only exceed their time by two minutes which is tolerable.
Two minute is not too bad for a beginner. Their choir was not just good but great. And it wasn’t long also before we discovered we are dealing with an evangelist.
There is only one point I want to point to him, he was a little too loud as a result some of us had to strain our ears to hear what he has to say.
Initially we adjusted as we went along we had to retune our ears to higher volume. Anointing has nothing to do with noise.
You can talk normally just as am talking now and God will still do what He will still do. That is important so you don’t have to shout in order to get your message across, apart from that he did extremely well.
He gave a definition of worship that is very close to my heart and that is worship actually means total submission to the person you are worshipping.
And then He made some crucial point also, he said worship should be a habit; it is not something you do just once in a while. For a child of God worship should be almost the same thing as breathing.
David said I will bless the Lord at all times, he mentioned that one. He also mentioned something important; and that worship is active not passive.
I have said it before, it is possible to study the word of God silently; you can read the bible silently.
It is possible to meditate silently, believe it or not it is possible to pray silently, as a matter of fact as noisy as we Pentecostal are.
Anytime we say let somebody ask for something special, suddenly you don’t want the fellow next to you know what you are asking and everybody goes quiet.
So you can pray silently, but there is no way you can praise silently, you can’t praise somebody silently.
If you want to say the fellow is good, you will have to open your mouth to say so.
So if there is somebody here who wants praise God let me hear a shout of halleluiah!
And then he went further to tell us that worship is a weapon of warfare which is probably the area I will be discussing on briefly later on.
He also mentioned one point that I hope you all got and that is that when a true worshipper is before God; He is carefree.
A true worshipper doesn’t care whether you are looking at him or not because He is not concerned with you, he is concerned with God.
True worshippers don’t remember how big they are, they don’t remember they are president or governor or whatever.
“I am before my maker let me do my own thing”. And tonight as we go deeper into the word of God, you may need to tell the fellow next to you; if you don’t want to worship God relocate because I want to worship God tonight.
Any worshipper here tonight? Wave your hand and shout to the Almighty God.
Let’s put our hands to the Almighty God for the third zone, they did very well.
Then the fourth zone, their choir was also very good in fact as I watch them the thought that came to my mind is indeed divine militancy.
We know the area they came from and when they sang they sang militantly and I like that.
That is the way God expect; in spirit and in truth with everything, they put everything into it. The conductor was himself was sweating half way, beautiful choir.
Then the preacher came on the scene and incidentally the preacher of zone four seems to be the only elder in the group of preachers tonight.
So when I saw him coming I said “well let’s get ready for something matured” and belief me honestly he gave us something matured.
Because when he was reading his text, I was wondering where is he going. Because He started with David weep and crying, I said we are here to worship God where is he going?
But by the time he finished, glory be to God! He has made some very serious points:
You can weep as much as you like it doesn’t solve your problems, at time prayer may not even produce result but the moment you begin to worship God the helper of your destiny will show up.
He says if you worship God those who are conspiring against you are doom to foolishness.
Probably the third one that he said he might not have said it the way I will say it. Is that when you worship God, God and your enemy will begin to wear same trouser. What he meant is that God and your enemy will enter the city at the same time. Put it in the African way; if I worship God and you are my enemy, get ready to wear the same trouser with my God and let us see how it will be good for you.
There is only one important point to tell the elder; he forgot time he got carried away and over shot his time by ten minutes.
Well, being an elder we can understand but time is not just money, time is life, be careful how you spend it.
All put together I want us to really, really put our hands together to all these wonderful children of God who has blessed us tremendously tonight.
Now before I go to my own message and I can assure you that I will be brief because we are here to worship God.