Sermon And Prayer Points, RCCG April 2015 Holy Ghost Service, TOUCH ME OH LORD By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Jesus Christ said ‘Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends‘. The One who died for you on Calvary, He’s the One am asking you to celebrate tonight.
Lift your hand to the Almighty God and bless His Holy Name. Give Him glory give Him honour for dying on the cross for you, for shedding His blood so that you can be save, for shedding His blood so that you can have victory over Satan.
Praise Him, He’s your best friend, He’s the One who will be with you through thick and thin. He’s the One who will be with you when all is well, He’s the One who will be with you when all not so well, bless His Holy Name, give Him glory give Him honor give Him adoration, He’s worthy to be praised, He’s worthy to be adored, magnify His Holy Name, magnify His Holy Name, worship the King of kings, worship the Lord of lords, worship the One who love you so much that He laid down His life for you.
No greater love than this one, only Jesus Christ could love so much that He laid down His life for you.
Bless His Holy Name this Good Friday even as we remember that great sacrifice. Worship Him, adore Him, give Him all glory give Him all honor, say thank You for loving me, that while I was yet a sinner You die for me.
Oh, I bless Your name, I give You all glory I give You all honor, I give You all adoration, I say blessed be Your name oh LORD, blessed be Your Holy name, oh LORD, blessed be Your name oh LORD, blessed be Your name forever and ever oh LORD, thank You for that great love, thank You for that great sacrifice, thank You for so good so kind so loving LORD.
Oh, I worship You, I adore You, I adore Your Holy name, may Your name forever be glorify LORD, may Your name be forever be glorified, may Your name be forever be glorified, thank You Saviour, in Jesus mighty name we worship.
I want you to lift your voice to Him and say Father, that blood that You shed for me on Calvary, let it speak for me tonight, let it speak for my family.
Go ahead, talk to the Almighty God. Let that blood speak for me tonight; let it speak salvation, let it speak healings, let it speak deliverance, let it speak victory, let Your blood speak for me tonight; let Your blood speak for me tonight.
Oh yes, God let that blood speak for me tonight. Let that blood You shed on Calvary speak for me tonight, give me the victory, give me absolute healing, give me a complete total deliverance, let it give me victory physical victory, mental victory, spiritual victory in my home, victory in my marriage, victory in every facet of my life, let that blood speak for me tonight, let Your blood speak for me Ancient of Days, let Your blood speak for me tonight; thank You Father, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Then with all your heart, I want you to lift your voice to Him and say Father, thank You for peace in Nigeria.
Go ahead, talk to the Almighty. Thank You for peace, thank You for peace, oh Almighty God, thank You for peace, thank You for peace in Nigeria, thank You for peace LORD, thank You for peace, Almighty God, thank You for peace, thank You, thank You for peace, glory be to Your Holy name.
Thank You for peace in our nation, blessed be Your Holy name, in Jesus mighty name we have pray.
I know my Redeemer liveth
I know my Redeemer liveth
He liveth forever more
The King of kings He liveth
I know my Redeemer liveth
He liveth forever more
Jehovah shalom He liveth
The Prince of Peace He liveth
I know my Redeemer liveth
He liveth forever more
The Alpha and Omega, the Lover of our souls, the One who died on Calvary, the One who shed His blood that we might be saved, the One who took stripes that we might be healed, the One who rose from the dead that we might be justified, the One who ascended to heaven that we might be empowered, glory be to Your holy name, accept our worship in Jesus name, accept our worship in Jesus name.
Thank You for peace in Nigeria, thank You for answered prayers, thank You because by Your grace the peace will continue, accept our worship in Jesus’ Name.
Tonight Father, let Your blood speak for us, let Your blood speak for our families, Let Your blood speak for our churches, and let Your blood speak for Nigeria and before we leave here tonight.
Father let everyone of us sing a song of victory, thank You Almighty God. And all Your children who are listening all over the world, please in Your own miraculous way visit them also in Jesus’ Name. Thank You Father, in Jesus mighty name we have pray. Amen.
Now I want you to shake hands with three or four people, prophesy to them, say God will touch you tonight; if you believe that then say amen loud and clear. God bless you, you may please be seated.
How many are expecting something special this Good Friday? If you are expecting something special let me hear you shout hallelujah.
I want to thank God for the Pastor who spoke before me. As an evangelist, he has already done the work of an evangelist; prepare a ground for me, well! I don’t mind telling him that was a very good job, he did a good job.
Mark 10 is the passage I was planning to use and he chose that one too, he must have stolen it from me somehow. Mark 10:13-16, he approach it from the Evangelist angle, I will approach it from the Pastor angle.
The theme for tonight is ‘TOUCH ME OH LORD‘.
“And they brought small children to Him, that He should touch them: and disciples rebuke those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, He was much displeased, and said unto them, suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And He took them up in His arms, put His hands upon them, and blessed them.”
Tell your neighbor one more time God will touch you tonight. Whenever God touches anything, that thing experiences a miracle.
If He touches anything at all, that thing experiences a miracle. In John 6:5-13, as we discussed, those of you who were here for the Holy Communion last night, John 6:5-13, Jesus touched ordinary bread and the bread began to experience multiplication; the lunch of a small boy became so multiplied that it fed a huge crowd five thousand men not counting women and children.
That is why I am sure that when God touches you today, you will begin to experience multiplication.
In Luke 7:11-15, the Bible tells us of a story of a widow who was going to bury her only son; Jesus came along and touched the coffin, when He touched the coffin, the coffin became empty because the fellow that coffin thought it was going to contain for eternity got up and walked out of the coffin.
I prophesy to someone here today that the coffin that the enemy had prepared for you shall remain empty forever.
In 2 king 4:1-7, the Almighty God touched the oil of a destitute widow and the oil just kept on flowing, the oil kept on flowing, the oil kept on flowing so much that, not only the widow was able to pay off her debt, the Bible says she lived on the left over for the rest of her life.
She never knew poverty again.
I have told you the story before of a young man, at least an elder now sitting somewhere up here, who came to us completely destitute, came for prayers, he said I don’t know what to do anymore everything is now not just zero but below zero; and I prayed for him and God moved me to take the little money I had in my pocket, and am telling you it was little because I was poorer than I am then, but the Almighty God spoke through me as I handed over the money to him and said this money will never finish- I have never read about that before but it came out of my mouth.
Today by the grace of God that money has not finished; the man now has at least two houses that I know of.
I am decreeing to someone here tonight my God will touch the money in your pocket and that money will never finish.
So when God touches anything, that thing experiences a miracle.
When He touches a human being: when He touches a man or touches a woman, that person experiences at least a miracle. It could be;
A Miracle Of Healing. Mathew 8:14-15, the Bible tells us Jesus came into the house of Peter and met the mother in-law sick of a fever. As soon as He touched her the fever departed.
So it could be ordinary fever. I call it ordinary, but those of us who used to suffer from malaria fever, we know that fever is not ordinary at all but Jesus touched the woman and she was healed immediately.
Or it could be more something even more complicated like in Luke 13:11-13, the Bible talks of a woman who had a spirit of infirmity she was bent double. No matter how she tried she could not lift up herself, but the Almighty God touched her and instantly she was set free.
I thank God for the testimonies we heard tonight. If God gives us time we would hear more of that fellow the Doctors said she would never walk again because of an accident and she heard the message on Radio, she wasn’t even here.
She heard on Radio that God has spare parts and if you want a replacement for any part of your body, all you need to do is ask Him.
And in faith on her bed, she asked for a new leg and woke up the following morning and discovered that God has already answered.
I decree tonight any part of your body that needs replacement you will get a new one before tomorrow morning.
In Mathew 8:1-3, the Bible tells us that a leper came to Jesus and said I know you can make me well you can make me clean if you are willing, the Bible says Jesus touched him.
Leprosy then was incurable, but when Jesus touches a leper the incurable becomes cured.
There might be some people here tonight or people listening to me by television or listening by internet or listening by radio, the Almighty God who can cure the incurable will touch you tonight.
I want to remind you of the story of one day years ago when I went to preach in another man’s church in Kaduna and I taught about faith, about my God who can do all things.
Let me ask you a question before I move further, how many of you believe that my God can do all things?
Let me put it in another way, how many of you believe that God will do the impossible for you?
If you believe that let Him hear your hallelujah.
I finished preaching and the Pastor said I should go and wait in His office to rest for a while, while he was attending to other things and he put somebody by the door to make sure I will not be disturbed.
But then a woman came and said I want to see the Preacher, the man at the gate said eeeeh why did you want to see him?
The woman said, it is none of your business, I must see him; anyway one way or the other she forced her way in.
And she said, sir, I want to tell you what I want to tell you because I have never heard anyone talk about God the way you have done tonight.
She said am also telling you because I know you don’t live in this town, so very soon you will be gone, so I have a serious secret I must share.
I said what is the problem?
Then she removed…, because she covered her face only the eyes were showing,
She removed the covering and I stared back because she was a leper.
Haa! Woman, what are you doing here? I said why didn’t you tell the Pastor to pray for you.
She said I told you, if they pray for me, I don’t get healed when they see me next Sunday they will say here comes the leper.
Why don’t you go to the hospital?
She said, I have two sons, I go to the hospital, they will send me to the leper colony, but you are not here you are leaving tomorrow, if you pray and nothings happens, you wouldn’t be here next Sunday and in any case from what you said about God I believe your God can do my own.
Tell your neighbor God will do my own tonight.
And I prayed a simple prayer for her: I did not touch her. About some months later I was back in the same church and as I was coming out of the car, I saw a very beautiful woman, smiling brightly coming, coming towards me:
Hello do I know you?
She said, you know me, I was the leper, but your Father healed me. I didn’t touch her, but God did.
That God, my God will touch the incurable here tonight.
When He touches a man the fellow will experience resurrection.
The resurrection can be physical like in Mark 5:35-42, Jairus daughter was dead. Jesus went in there touched the girl and says little girl, I say unto you arise and immediately she arose. It could be Resurrection Physical.
It could be a Resurrection Of Destiny. I mentioned to you earlier on, Luke 7:11-15, the young man, the son of the widow that was going to be buried; as far as human beings are concerned, his destiny was over and the destiny even of the mother was over.
He was the only son, the only son died, they were going to bury him and they were going to bury, as it were, the future of the mother with him.
But when Jesus touched him in that coffin, the destiny of that boy was restored.
If there is anyone here today that the enemy had already truncated your destiny as God touches you tonight that destiny will be fully restored.
And of course you know the story in 2 King 4:8-37.
It’s the story of the Shunamite woman, the Bible says she was a great woman, and she was entertaining the man of God after some time she decided to build a house for the man of God,
And then finally the man of God said ok; what can I do for you?
And she said; I needed nothing.
But they discovered that she was barren.
And the man of God said ha ha you will have a son,
She didn’t believe but God has spoken.
Thank You my Father and my God. The LORD said there is someone here tonight whether here on this ground or you are listening to me by television, by radio or the internet, is not made clear, but your cry is that, next time when they bring children for their special Holy Ghost Service in April you will come with your own children too.
The word had gone out and nobody can bring it back, so get ready for your children.
So there was this Shunamite woman, the man of God said you are going to have a son, she didn’t believe it, but God has spoken so the baby came and of course she had tremendous joy and of all a sudden a day came when the devil came in and kill the boy.
Ha! And the woman said no I didn’t know I will have this kind of joy, now I have had it the devil is not going to take it from me.
She cried to the man of God, the man of God came and laid on that child three times and the child came back to live.
You know whenever God touches a man there is a restoration of hope. A restoration of joy, a restoration that which money cannot buy.
I decree tonight, anything that the enemy has already stolen from you when God touches you today it shall be fully restored.
Some of you will remember the story of one of my covenant partners,
And may Almighty God bless all my partners in Jesus’ Name,
Who had been barren for a very long time and then she became one of my partners and then she became pregnant and went abroad to register for delivery because she want to take care of the pregnancy with every care possible.
And then she did a test and discovered that the baby in the womb was already HIV positive and they were going to evacuate.
And she said no, you can’t evacuate, you are not evacuating anything.
She cried to God and said, how can this be? I am a partner with Your son, she was crying to God in the night.
And God spoke to her and said, don’t worry, I have already taken care of the situation and I will give you a sign before you get back to Nigeria.
Then lo and behold, she boarded the plane at Heathrow, as she was there in the same plane I was, she saw me and began to scream.
And she said, aha this’s the sign, this is the sign, God has given me the sign.
Everybody in the first class was wondering what’s wrong with this woman who was screaming.
Anyway, we prayed a simple prayer and the Almighty God, the One who can reverse the irreversible not only provided total healing for the baby in the womb, but the husband that infected the baby was healed at the same time.
When God touches you today the healing will not be only for your children, but for the entire family.
When God touches a man he experiences victory
In 1 King 18:46
Thank You Father. The Almighty God said there is someone here tonight He said the fire ranging in your home shall be put out this week.
Thank You Daddy. The LORD said there is a woman here that there is a huge crisis between you and your children, Daddy ask me to tell you I will resolve the crisis.
Thank You Father. The LORD said there is someone here tonight, you are very frightened He asked me to tell you, relax I will take care of you.
Now 1 King 28:46, the Bible tells us that the hand of God was on Elijah and he outran Ahab in his chariot.
The king was riding in his chariot, Elijah was running on foot and he outran Ahab. When God touches you He gives you the ability to outrun your enemies.
I am prophesying to someone here today that all those who have been pursuing you all these years will never even see your back again.
God touched David: 1 Samuel 17:34-51, and because the hand of God was on David, he was able to kill a lion, he was able to kill a bear, and he was able to destroy Goliath.
So when the hand of God touches a man He gives him the kind of victory that brings total destruction to the enemy.
In Judges 15:14-15, the hand of came on Samson and in the twinkling of an eye, he was able to wipe out all those who thought they were destroying him.
Some of you know the testimony of one of my sons, l have shared it here before, some people ganged up against him in his place of work because of his Christian standing and they decided they will eliminate him.
He came to the Holy Ghost service and the word of God came and said,
There is someone here, the enemy have just concluded a meeting to finish you, long after they have gone you will still be rising.
The following week, all those who held the meeting to destroy him were all retired and the one they wanted to destroy was promoted.
I will prophesy to someone here today, even before tomorrow morning all those who are holding evil meetings concerning you they shall be disbanded.
When God touches a man he becomes spiritually activated.
If God touches you suddenly the power of the Holy Spirit that is already in you, dormant will suddenly begin to function.
In Acts 1:8, the Bibles says when you receive power, that you shall receive power when the Holy Ghost is come upon you and then you become a witness onto God in Jerusalem, in Judea, in Samaria and to the almost part of the world.
Whether you know me or not; those who know me in those days they knew that I was a very shy person, I preferred to just stay quietly with my mathematics; I didn’t want anyone to disturb me and so I use my mathematics as an excuse for just staying quiet.
Then the hand of God touched me when the Holy Spirit came and I can’t keep quiet anymore.
Everywhere I go now I must tell people about Jesus Christ.
I am praying for someone here today too who has been quiet concerning your faith, the hand of God will touch you tonight in Jesus’ Name.
In 2 King 3:11-23, the Bible says the hand of the LORD came upon Elisha and he began to prophesy.
You know, how do you know a true prophet?
A true prophet of God will tell what will happen long before they happen, they will tell you what will happen that humanly speaking, it is impossible to believe, and then that is why,
I’m prophesying to someone here tonight it is going to be well with you, it doesn’t matter what the situation may look like now it is going to be well with you.
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