Sermon And Prayer Points By Pastor E. A. Adeboye. RCCG May 2015, Holy Ghost Service. Fulfilling Destiny
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Let’s lift our hands to the Most High God and bless His Holy name. Give Him glory give Him honour give Him adoration; bless the God Abraham the God of Isaac the God Jacob.
Bless the Price of peace, bless the King of glory, bless the Ancient of days, magnify is Holy name, He rules in the affairs of man when He says peace nobody can make war, praise Him, He’s the Original Majesty,
Give Him glory give Him honour, give Him adoration, because your tomorrow is in His hands, praise His holy name.
Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration, bless His Holy Name, bless His holy Name, bless His Holy name.
Thank you Father, You are worthy to be praised, thank you, you are worthy to be magnified.
Bless His Holy Name for peace in Nigeria, give Him glory, give Him honour , for peace in our time, worship Him adore Him.
We bless Your Holy Name, thank You for answer prayer, glory be to Your Holy Name, thank You for peace in our land, thank You for peace in Nigeria, glory be to Your Holy Name glory be to Your Holy Name, thank You Father, in Jesus Mighty Name we have worshiped.
Now lift your voice to Him and say Father, in this month of grace please be gracious unto me. Go ahead talk to the Almighty- In this month of grace, gracious Lord please be gracious unto me, let me find favour with You let me find favour with men, be gracious unto me oh Lord, Ancient of days be gracious unto me, oh God of grace please be gracious unto me be gracious unto me, let me find favour with You this month, let me find favour with men everywhere I go let me enjoy Your favour this month, thank You forevermore thank You Almighty, in Jesus Mighty Name we have pray .
Glory be to God in the Highest amen
Glory be to God in the Highest amen
For His mercy endureth forever amen
For His mercy endureth forever amen
Eternal Rock of Ages we thank You we thank You, for peace in Nigeria we thank You, for answer prayers we thank You but for You oh Lord Nigeria would probably be gunning by now thank You Prince of peace accept our worship in Jesus Name, please accept our worship in Jesus Name.
Eternal Rock of Ages, today is a special day for workers all over the world, please bless Your workers, meet all their needs, let their joy overflow, in all our lives today do something special, in this month of grace, Father be gracious unto us, all over the world today – those who are here, those who are listening to us on television, those listening on the internet, those listening by Radio, my Father and my God be gracious unto us in Jesus’ Name;
Send help to all of us in Jesus Name, and all Your partners wherever they may be my Father and my God lift up their hands, meet all their needs, promote them specially, and God Almighty in a very wonderful way send every one of us here have an encounter with You, and let the peace that is reigning in Nigeria now reign forevermore, save souls today, heal today, set the captives free today, answer all our prayer today Lord and just take all the glory, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Amen. Let some shout hallelujah!
Well, shake hand with two or three people and tell them tonight is my night you know; and then you may please be seated.
Tonight we want to talk on ‘FULFILLING DESTINY‘.
We want to open our Bibles to Genesis 50 we would be reading from verse 15 to 21. Genesis 50: 15-21. And while you are opening your Bibles, I think we should give a round of applause to the choir, they did very well tonight.
That was beautiful.
And then, another round of applause for the Preacher who preached before me – you did an excellent job.
Thank You Father.
Genesis chapter 50 readings from verse 15 to 21. Less I forget, I promised your children in Europe, they just had their own convention where forty seven nations gathered together and they send their greetings. They told me to me to greet you and I said I will do so, I’ve fulfilled my promise.
15. And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.
- And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, thy father did command before he died, saying,
- So shall ye say unto Joseph, forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake into him.
- And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, behold, we be thy servants.
- And Joseph said unto them, fear not: for am I in the place of God?
20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
- Now therefore fear ye not; I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly into them.”
God is the Master builder
He is not only build houses as we read in Exodus 1:21, the Bible tells us that because the mid-wife fear God; He built houses for them.
God not only build houses He builds cities.
Hebrew 11:10 tells us that Abraham was looking for a city whose maker and builder is God.
He builds cities
But He specializes in building people, He specializes in building people, 1 Corinthians 3:9, it says you are God buildings.
Like any master builder He builds according to plan, you will never find a good builder, building without a plan.
As a matter of fact, God in not only a Master Builder He is a master architect.
He builds according to plan, and am appealing to the engineers please let everybody hear me tonight because this night would probably the most important Holy Ghost service you ever attended,
Because I am believing God that beginning from today, you we begin to fulfill your destiny.
Am not a medical doctor but I read in a journal several years ago that when a woman conceives everything that, that child to be like – tall, short, dark, light, thin, fat, is settled within 72 hours form the moment of conception within 72 hours every detail is already out.
Ephesians 1:3-6 goes far far beyond that, Ephesians 1:3-6 says even before the foundations of the world, God has already chosen those of you who are here tonight; chosen before the foundation of the earth.
In order words, before He began to say let there be light, let there be fish, etcetera etcetera, He had settled your case.
You are not here by accident it was already in the plan of the Almighty God.
Paul the Apostle said in Galatians 1:5, He says God has chosen him from his mother’s womb.
In Luke 1:13-15 it is already settled before John the baptize was born that He shall be great, the prophecy came that He shall be great.
So when we talk of the Destiny we are talking about the plan of God concerning your life and it has been settled before you were born.
So that destiny earns its origin in the sovereignty of God. The Bibles says in Psalm 115:3, it said our God is in the heaven, He does has He pleases.
He’s the original Majesty, He does as He please nobody can query Him.
In Romans 9:15-16, He stated clearly in His word I will be merciful unto whom I will be merciful, I will show compassion unto whom I will show compassion.
Thank God He has shown mercy to me, I don’t know about you. that’s why Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:9-10, he said I am what I am by the grace of God.
Whatever you are today, it is by the grace of God and by the grace of God alone.
Maybe two passages in the Bible would clarify this- Psalm 33:8-11 tells us certain things clearly:
Number one it says when God speaks it is done. It said let the whole earth fear the Lord, let all the people of whole world stand in awe of Him, why? Because He spake and it is done.
Number two from that passage, it says He makes the devices of the people of none effect in order words whatever the enemies may be trying to block your destiny God has the power to reduce all their power to nothing.
Number three, it says the counsel of the Lord stands forever, in order words what He has decided to do is a matter that is settled forever. Another Bible passage that would lay a foundation concerning destiny is found in Isaiah 46:9-10, Number one it says God is God and there is none like Him.
It said I am God alone and there is no one like Me; it’s a settled matter and you need to understand that.
Because of this I can declare the end from the beginning that’s one thing that makes God special.
He knows the end from the beginning because the end and the beginning meet in Him.
Revelation 1:8, Jesus Christ said I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning as well as the Ending.
The two of them gather together in Him.
He says, He declares from ancient times, the things that are not yet done, in order words, God can tell you thousands of years before it happens everything that is going to happen.
Number four, His counsel stands. That is it again , whatever He says He will do that’s it that’s done.
Number Five, He said He will do all His pleasures. If He says this is what is pleasing unto Me, then that’s done; He will do all His pleasures.
So when we talk about destiny we are talking about the plan of God concerning your life and He made that plan before your father met your mother.
The reason your father and your mother produce you is because they are the only two people in the plan of God that can produce you.
I was telling some people in another nation who have always complaining that they don’t know their dads, I said you don’t have to worry, the assignment given to your father was to meet your mother, he finished his assignment and he disappeared.
Thank God for those of us who have fathers, but if you don’t have any father you don’t have to worry yourself about it at all, that may not affect your destiny.
Now God usually gives a hint as to whats your destiny- He would give you a hint; He would tell you what is His plan for your life just a little glimpse of it – a glimpse.
Before delays or diversion begins to come, He would give you a hint; and if He has never given you a hint you will get a hint tonight in Jesus’ Name.
And I will give you some example
First, Joseph. In Genesis 37:5-11, Joseph had two strange dreams: he had the first dream he narrated it to his brothers and without him saying a word the brothers interpreted the dream accurately.
They said what are you saying; are you saying we are going to bow down before you?
The boy said all I had is a dream.
Then he had the second dream and this second dream was even bigger. Not his brothers alone, now even the father also was alarmed.
That was a hint given to that boy. Of course then the enemy saw that the dream will not come to pass, in Genesis 37:18-28, the brothers said here comes the Dreamer, let’s kill and see what will become of his dreams.
They wanted to snuff out the dreamer so that the dreams will not come to pass.
But you know the rest of the story, they were just wasting their time, they sold him into slavery when he got into slavery he became slave in the house of Potiphar.
The Almighty God who already promised what He was going to do was there with him and as he began to prosper over there, one day the wife of Potiphar said if you don’t come a lay with me there will be problems and you know the rest of the story.’
He refused to compromise and he ended up in prison and here is somebody God told “you are going to be a Ruler, your brothers are going to bow down before you”
And he found himself in prison; because there is someone also coming to prison who is a link to the journey of his destiny.
That’s why God sent him to prison:
Wherever you are today is not by accident you are going to meet someone that is going to help your destiny.
The rest is history.
Like the text I read to you the same brothers came, fell down at his feet and said sir we are your servant and the Bible says Joseph wept.
Why was he weeping?
He remembered what God told him.
A day is coming where somebody here is going to weep for joy.
Moses is another example. The first thing concerning the destiny of Moses came in Genesis 15:13-14.
Hundred of years before Moses was born, God spoke to Abraham, He said I know today you are still barren but out of you will come a Nation.
And this Nation will be in a foreign nation for four hundred years, and after four hundred years I will bring them out to serve Me.
And they won’t come out empty handed, that was the first hint.
And then of course you know the rest of the story the children of Israel landed in Egypt.
Years passed, and then all of a sudden the devil knew and have been counting the number of years, that very soon, the Deliverer of Israel was going to be born.
And he spoke to the new Pharaoh and begin to kill all the boys that are born in Egypt.
The death was waiting for Moses but the Almighty God, the One who fulfills destiny, kept death away;
The reason you are still alive today is because God has a purpose for your life and that purpose will be fulfilled in Jesus’ Name.
But you know the rest of the story, in Exodus 3:1-12, at the back of the desert where Moses had gone to hid after he had killed an Egyptian, after he discovered that delivery the children of Israel is not going to be by human strength, God met him there and said your destiny is about to fulfill;
So, I have good news for everyone here tonight, no matter how old you are God will fulfill your destiny.
Let me give you another example, David in 1 Samuel 16, if you read it from verse 1 to 13, the Almighty God spoke to Samuel and said go to the house of Jesse I have chosen one of his sons to be my king.
You know the rest of the story: Samuel came, Jesse brought out seven boys and David was kept out of the show and God refuse the seven and say the one I have in mind is in the bush.
My brother and sisters anywhere you are destiny will locate you.
It might be in the back side of a desert, it might be in the bush looking after animals, and it might be an office when your time comes destiny will locate you.
So they brought in David, and when he was being anointed king, there was another king on the throne.
David was about seventeen years old when the oil first landed on his head but he didn’t sit on the throne until thirteen years later, all he got was a glimpse of what was coming.
What happen after that?
Oh the devil tried to kill him, he sent a lion the lion died, he sent a bear the bear died, he sent Goliath, Goliath died.
That is while I can assure you anyone who want to truncate your destiny between now and the end of this month they shall be no more.
Several times king Saul as soon as he realized this is the boy who will succeed him, several times, at least three times, he threw a javelin at David but three times the javelin missed.
But you need to understand king Saul was very good man with the javelin but to miss David first time, second time, third time, is simply that the Almighty God was the One, who can fulfill destiny, that was at work.
And I am prophesying to someone here this evening the Javelin of king Saul will miss David tonight.
When King Saul was no longer around David find himself on the throne and the Bible said he reigned for forty years.
Let me take another example and I will take Apostle Paul. In Galatians 1:13-17, Apostle said clearly that he had been chosen from his mother womb but then this man who was chosen to be an Evangelist for Jesus Christ, an Apostle for Jesus Christ, is the one who was chairman the day they were stoning Stephen.
Acts 7:57-59, when they were killing Stephen he was the one supervising the operation because the devil wanted to divert him from his goal but ultimately in Acts 9 if you read it from verse 1 to 30, the One who can bring destiny to pass arrested him on the way, so he was able to say that the one who was the chief of the sinner, became a chief Apostle because that was his destiny.
Whatever may be the diversions that had already taken place concerning your destiny in the Name that is above every other name that destiny shall be fulfill in Jesus’ Name.
And I can give several examples. Probably I will give you more as you go along, but am just laying foundation so that you will know that what we are discussing is very serious issue and I will want you to be absolutely sure of what destiny is and how to reach there.
We need to know that destiny can be truncated, destiny can be truncated. What exactly do we mean by that? We’ve already said that the enemy may try, the enemy will fail because what God has spoken and it is done.
It is God who can fulfill destiny, the One who have the plan, He’s the Master builder but if He discovers what the person is trying to build is not yielding to Him after a lot of persuasion He may tear the plan .
It is my prayer that the plan of God for your life will not be destroyed by your actions.
Let’s take one or three examples:
Samson. In Judges 13:1-5. Samson, a hint concerning the future of Samson was given; the Lord sent an angel to tell his mother, the mother was barren, the angel came and told her you are going to have a son, he’s going to be powerful; he’s going to be filled with Holy Spirit even from the womb.
Before he was born at all the power of God was going to be mighty in him.
But then when Samson was born the Spirit of God moved him just like the Almighty God has planned; Samson began to live as he can live without God: every law, every rule that the Almighty God said he must obey, he broke them all.
As someone who is peculiar to God, he was not supposed to touch dead body of any type, but he kill a lion and saw honey in the lion he picked the honey for the carcass of a dead animal and he began to eat, it didn’t bothered him.
He was not supposed to marry among the strangers, he said who was talking I as the powerful man am the anointed of God, shut your mouth, that is the woman I want to marry, he tried to marry the woman he failed, but he kept on going and going and going doing everything contrary to the will of God including going into the house a harlot.
You can read the rest of the story Judges 16 and read the story from verse 1 to 30. Special man of God, anointed man of God, fills with the Holy Spirit from the womb, he was going in and out from harlot house, and he was doing everything he wanted to do.
Finally God said okay enough is enough and God withdrew, and he died a young man.
Am praying particularly for all the youth here today whatever you will do that will cause the Almighty God to tear your destiny I pray you will no longer do it.
What about king Saul, he was an ordinary farmer’s boy but God chose him to be the first king of Israel. He got a hint that he was going to be a king in 1 Samuel 9:25-27; and very soon in 1 Samuel 10:1-9, he began to manifest all the signs that the Spirit of the Almighty God was already upon him – I mean he woke up a farmer’s boy before the evening he was prophesying like any prophet and the he began to reign, he became very popular among the people and then in an attempt to please the people rather than please God; his kingdom was taken away from him.
1 Samuel 15:1-29, the Almighty God sent him on an errand instead of obeying God completely he decided to obey the people and God said fine Am the One who arrange the original plan, now that you are not complying with my instructions I tear the plan.
I pray for every one of you listening to me tonight, what you will do that will cause God to tear up His plan for your life, will not be done by you.
Not only that destiny can be truncated, destiny can be totally reversed. Not just truncated but totally reversed.
In the case of Samson we said his destiny was truncated, even in his death God still use his death to fulfill God’s purpose, only he was not there to enjoy the fruit of it; but in some cases God will reverse the destiny completely.
1 Samuel 2:30, God said to Eli indeed you and your father’s house shall stand before me forever, God said that was my plan: you, your children, great grandchildren for generation to come would be my priest, but God said now I say be it far from me – in order words the original plan, I erased it.
In fact, He said later on, listen those who do not die young in your family will be begging priest for bread: they were supposed to be priest but now they will be coming to the priest to say please can we have some food to eat.
I pray with everything that in me, in the Name that is above every other name your destiny will not be reversed for evil.
God said there is someone here tonight, He said you should relax the mountains are already crumbling.
And says there is someone here tonight, He said like Joseph in whatever situation you find yourself you shall have dominion.
Another example of destiny being completely reversed – I have told the story before but some of you might not be here then, is about a man called Ephraim.
In Genesis 48:8-20, Joseph brought his children to his father Israel for blessing, Joseph had two sons in Egypt: the first was Manasseh and the second born was Ephraim, he brought these two sons to his father so he could bless them, and because Manasseh was the first born, he place him where the right hand of his father will land and Ephraim where the left hand will land.
Now, at that time, Israel was going kind of blind, he was old, so he couldn’t see clearly, when it was time for him to bless this two boys he cross his hands, and place the right hand on the head of the second born and left hand on the head of the first born.
And he blessed the two of them with his hand crossed.
Within few years, according to Deuteronomy 33:17, the younger had prospered more than the elder ten times.
For every one thousand that the first born had, the second born had ten thousand – he had prospered ten times more than the brother because of the hand that was crossed.
Because that was the destiny that God had for Ephraim.
But then as soon as Ephraim prospered, he began to ignore God.
God will send him on an errand and he will refuse to go.
“Ephraim, we’re all going to battle, there was war in a nation, come let’s go and fight”
Ephraim will say who will look after my sheep? Who will look after my wealth?
All of you can go, leave me alone, am a rich man.
After some times, he even began to worship idols, God began to send message upon message to him:
Eeeh, “Leave me alone am enjoying myself“.
I pray for somebody here today, the kind of position that you will reach and you will forget God, May you never reach that position.
After some time in Hosea 4:17, God said okay have heard enough, he said Ephraim has joined himself to idols, leave him alone.
‘Am the One who wrote the plan for his life, he has forgotten Me, leave him alone, no problem, and then in Hosea 5:9, God now said, I have written a new plan, He said Ephraim shall be desolate, I have prosper him, I have made him great he forgot Me he joined himself to idol .
Because they said, destiny Changer changes my destiny today.
How do you know how the original destiny is?
If it is evil, may it be change in Jesus’ Name.
If it is good, may it be fulfill in Jesus’ Name.
Now destiny can be reversed,
In order words, the original plan may be bad and it will be reverse so that it will become good.
I will give you one example because of time, again I have spoken about this before to those of you who are older, tis about a certain man called Levi…
Thank You Father, amen. The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said from tonight onward you will be on a fast lane to your destiny.
I believe God is talking to me tonight, amen and amen, because the Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said, from today onward, all you will be saying is, things are getting better and better.
There was this young man called Levi, in Genesis 49:1-7 that’s where you find the story.
He had something years before that offended the father previously and the father waited until the day he was going to died.
The father laid on his bed and call all his children together, and said, “come let me tell you what’s going to happen to you in the future”
And he began to tell them one by one, one by one concerning their destinies.
When he came to Levi, he said Levi, because of your violent temper, he said “you will become nothing”.
He said, “you will be scattered throughout the land“, as soon as he finished, the father died so there is not even room to say, “sorry daddy”, it was sealed but the God in heaven decided I will reverse that destiny.
If there is anyone here to tonight whose destiny have been cursed, in the Name that is above every other name I cancel the curse.
But God didn’t just reverse the destiny of Levi, it was because something happened.
Moses had gone upon to the mountain to collects the Ten Commandments, while he was gone the children of Israel said, “He had gone for too long, we don’t know what happen to him, maybe he had died on the mountain we don’t know”
They turned to Aaron and said, “Make us a god, in any case, we need the god we can see”
So Aaron said, “Fine, give me your jewellery and I will make you a god“.
They gave him all their gold and he created a calf.
By the time Moses was returning form the mountain the people were singing and dancing worshiping the idol: dancing naked.
When Moses came and saw what was happening, he was furious but he knew the children of Israel.
In the past they have threatened to stone him over ordinary things, and yet he knew they must be punished for what they have done and he knew he couldn’t do it alone.
So he stool by the gate, lifted up his voice and said “anyone who is on the side of the Lord should come over to me”
And the Bible said Levi and all his children crossed over to the side of Moses.
So God looked down from heaven and said “Levi, you all are supposed to become nothing you say you’re on my side”
God said, “in that case, I Am on your side”
That original destiny, that original plan made concerning your life I wipe it out I write a brand new one.
So God spoke to Moses in Numbers 3:11-13, He said to Moses, “bring Levi near Me, I have chosen Levi to become My