RCCG July 2015 Holy Ghost Service, THAT YOU MAY HAVE LIFE. Sermon and Prayer Points By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Thank You LORD
Why don’t you just go ahead and worship the Almighty God.
Bless the Ancient of days, give Him glory give Him honour give Him adoration.
He is worthy to be praised, worthy to be adored worthy to be magnified.
There is no one like Him, He reigns forever more.
He is the Source of life, give Him glory give Him honour give Him adoration, thank Him that you are still alive today.
Bless His Holy Name, for all He has done for you thus far.
Give Him glory give Him honour give Him adoration.
Tell Him you love Him, tell Him you appreciate Him, praise Him for seeing you through the first half of this year, He’s worthy to be praised, He’s worthy.
Oh yes! He is worthy to be praised, worthy to be adored, worthy to be magnified.
There is no one like Him: the Ancient of the Days, the Unchangeable Lord, the God of the Beginning, the God of the End, the God of the in-between – praise Him!
He is worthy, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored.
He is worthy, He is worthy, oh! glory be to God
You are worthy, blessed be Your Holy Name, blessed be Your Holy Name, blessed be Your Holy Name forever and ever.
Blessed be Your Holy Name.
Thank You Father, glory be to Your Holy Name, in Jesus mighty name we have worshiped.
Now lift your voices to Him and say, Father, during the second half of this year, let me harvest joy abundantly.
Let’s go ahead and talk to the Almighty God. During the second half of this year, let me harvest joy abundantly.
Let me harvest life abundantly, let me harvest miracles, signs, wonders abundantly.
Let the second half of this year be the one of glorious harvest for me: harvest of joy, harvest of peace, harvest of miracles, signs, wonders, harvest of life – abundant life.
Thank You Jesus, in Jesus mighty name we have pray.
In heaven it is settled
Thy word is settled
In heaven it is settled
For you shall know the truth
And the truth shall make you free
For God so love the world
He gave His only son
Thy word is settled
In heaven it is settled
Thy word is settled
In heaven it is settled
Oh! Thank You Father!
King of kings and Lord of lords, the Source of life, the Source of joy, the Source of strength, the Source of power, the Source miracles, the Source of blessings, we worship You; please accept our worship in Jesus Name.
You said in Your word, Your word that is forever settled, “that You have come that we may have life and have it more abundantly”,
Tonight, in our lives Father, fulfill Your word; give us life more abundantly.
Give us health, give us joy, give us peace, give us breakthrough.
Tonight, answer all our prayers.
Tonight, oh Lord, and at the end of it all, let Your name be glorified.
Father, we are praying for all Your children who are listening all over the world, today grant their request.
For every one of us, my Father and my God, let this be a night never to be forgotten.
As for Your partners, my Father and my God, like never before, this month, prosper them, take them to greater height, move them from glory to glory, move them from joy to joy.
Lord, I pray, by the time we finish tonight, every one of us will sing a new song.
Thank You my Father and my God, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen
Now let someone shout halleluyah.
Shake hand with one or two people and say, God will bless you mightily tonight. And then you may please be seated.
Several years ago, I think it was around 1976 or something.
I began to gather a little group of young boys and young girls together, as we are preparing for our first Christ Redeemers’ Congress.
And we called them Bible Study Leaders. You could call them kind of Sunday school teachers, only they don’t teach on Sundays alone, but when we go to the Congress, we break into small, small groups, and we do in-depth study of the word of God.
And those who help me teach during such a program we called them, BIBLE STUDY LEADERS.
We were very few in those days. I think when we started we were thirty-three, members grow of course steadily, as the program became well known.
But then, in 1985, I had a discussion with a man of God who told me, (he has gone to be with Lord now, PASTOR S. G. ELTON, of blessed memory), by then, I have been General Overseer for couple of years.
And he said to me, “young man, I can see a great future for you and for your church, and for you to be able to handle what is coming, you are going to need some special disciples”,
And I said, ‘thank you sir, I will pray about it‘.
He told me that in Ilesha, and as I was driving down from Ilesha to Lagos, I was praying over what he said, suddenly, God gave me the idea that I must start a school.
It won’t be a BIBLE COLLEGE, but it will be something entirely different, and it will be called ‘SCHOOL OF DISCIPLES‘, where I will be able to pour everything that is within me into these people, teach them three basic subjects.
Subject Number One – KNOW YOUR GOD. Because those who know their God shall be strong and they shall so exploits.
Subject Number Two – KNOW YOUR ENEMY. You cannot be an overcomer if you don’t know who your enemy is. And am telling you, when we began to study know your enemy, we learnt some new things.
And subject Number Three – WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE. You are not a Christian if you are not a disciple, because from the day you are born again you go into warfare.
Anybody who tells you that once you are born again, all your problems are over, is deceiving you, because the day you become born again, the Devil who had been holding you captive, will discover that this fellow has escaped and he will begin to pursue.
And the elders will tell you, it is right for the slave to escape and it is ok for the owner to pursue.
And the word of God states it clearly, very clearly that, your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking for whom he may devour.
That is life!
That is the truth of it and he succeeded in devouring some people,that is why you find out that some people started the Christian race they couldn’t complete it, because they do not know their enemy and they do not know how to fight.
So, we know our God, our Commander-in-chief, we will discover that once you are a Christian, you have been enrolled in the Army of Christ.
Because the word of God says clearly endure hardness like soldiers of Christ.
Our Commander-in-Chief, the Lord Jesus Christ, is not a civilian, He is the Lord of Host, He is the Greatest General, the Greatest Admirer, the Greatest Marshal and all of them combined.
And once upon a day, you are list in His army and He accepts you, you will need to know how to fight, and He did not say run from the enemy, He said ‘resist the enemy and he will flew from you‘.
Resist, not run
In all the pieces of amour that God provided for you to put on, there is no piece for your back.
Because you are not to run from enemy, the devil like to see you run.
So when I hear of Christian who say he is running for witches and wizard I know he is not a disciple.
We are to cast out demons not run away from them, cast them out.
So, thirty years ago, we started the School of Disciples and I give glory to God that today the School of Disciples is all over the world.
Last month, we graduated hundreds of them in Canada, we graduated hundreds of them in America, and everywhere we go we graduated students from the School of Disciples.
So, if you have not joined the School of Disciples, you haven’t even started the race, and if you joined even by the time you finished your year one, you will become a terror to the devil.
And I taught the school consistently for ten years personally: year one, year two and all the way to year ten.
Of course! As I went on, I began to recruit some of my student to become teachers, since I can’t be teaching ten classes at the same time, and it was a glorious time.
We will come here at night, we will study, go to the kitchen, prepared our own food, and eat mighty mountains of eba, in the night, and when we finished, then, we go right back to work, digging foundations, concrete at night, and in the morning, we cut grasses.
And you will be amazed the kind of people who are with us – Judges of Appeal courts, Professors, Traditional rulers, they joined the School of Disciples, because they wanted to know their God, they wanted to know their enemy and they wanted to know how to fight.
Today, by the grace of God, you can hardly find any one on the altar here, who has not passed through the School of Disciples.
So am appealing to those of you who have not joined the School of Disciples you better enrol now, before it is too late, and the Lord will bless you as you do so.
And before I go on to the message for tonight, all the Disciples who are here: all of you who trained in the School of Disciples or those of you who are still in School of Disciples, if you are here, stand up on your feet, wherever you are, all over the world, listening to me, stand up on your feet too.
Disciples, let me here you shout hallelujah.
When I asked you to shout hallelujah – shout disciples hallelujah.
Am sure you know that one of our weapons of warfare is shouting hallelujah, because by so doing, you frighten the devil.
Disciples, shout hallelujah
My Father and my God I want to thank You, and to thank You for these Your disciples. We want to thank You for opening the School of Disciples thirty years ago, I want to thank You for the grace we have experienced, I want to thank You for the prophecies thirty years ago that You have fulfilled in their own life time, I want to thank You Lord Almighty for the teachers who have taking over from me by keeping the school going, Father, accept my thanks in Jesus name.
Father, these are Your disciples, they know Who You are, they know You are the Almighty, they know You are the Lord of Host, they know You have never lost a war, Father, use them to do exploits for You in Jesus Name.
They know that they don’t have any other enemy other than the devil and their flesh, so my Father and my God, today, again, I pray, whatever is in their flesh that can hinder the flow of anointing – crucify today.
And I ask God Almighty like never before, when they command demons – they must obey instantly.
I pray God Almighty, whenever these Disciples arrive – miracles will arrive, deliverance will arrive, healing will arrive, salvation will arrive, joy will arrive, and in their own homes too let there be always shout of joy.
I pray that in Your kingdom, I will see all of them there. In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.
Disciples, greater works… shout another hallelujah.
Congratulations. Happy Anniversary
Thank you for the gift you sent which I have not seen. If it is too small I will send it back. Glory be to God.
And I want to thank Almighty God for my son who spoke before me, he did an excellent job, just like I expect from him.
He has made the job easy for me, as a matter of fact, when he started I said, hey! hey! this boy is going to finish my sermon before I preach it.
It is a dangerous thing to ask an Evangelist to preach before a Pastor, he created problems for the Pastor.
But, glory be to God, it doesn’t matter how much the son knows, the father still has something else to add.
But, thank God for great sons.
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I Am come that they might have life and that they might have it, more abundantly”.
What is life?
There are some things in the world that you think you know how to define but you really don’t know.
If I say, what is distance?
You will say, distance is the gap between two points. I said okay.
So, what is gap?
Oh! Gap is a distan