ABBA FATHER PART 4. MAY 2017 HOLY GHOST SERVICE. Sermon And Prayer Points By PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE.

ABBA FATHER PART 4. MAY 2017 HOLY GHOST SERVICE. Sermon And Prayer Points By PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE.

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Let us go ahead and bless the King of kings.

Lift your hands to Him.

Worship Him; adore Him; magnify His holy name; bless Him; bless Him.

He is worthy to be praised; He is worthy to be adored; He is worthy to be magnified.

Praise Him.

There is no one like Him.

He is the Lord most High.

Worship the Ancient of days, magnify His holy name.

Praise Him.

Praise Him.

Praise Him – Lord.

Praise Him – make His name glorious.

Praise the LordPraise the Lord; praise the Almighty God; praise the King of kings, the Lord of lords.

Bless the Ancient of days.

Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration.

Bless His holy name.

Bless His holy name.

Bless His holy name.

Give Him glory, give Him honour, give Him adoration.

Praise Him.

Praise Him.

Praise Him.

Praise Him.

Thank You Father.

O Lord, may You forever be glorified.

Thank You Father.

Thank You Father.

Thank You Jesus.

Be glorified forever Lord.

In Jesus mighty name we worshipped.

I want you to lift your voice to Him loud and clear and say: Abba Father, for the rest of my life don’t let me know sorrow again.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Abba Father, for the rest of my life don’t let me know sorrow again; don’t let me know sorrow again. Abba Father, You are my Daddy, You are the All sufficient God, don’t let me know sorrow again; don’t let me ever know sorrow again; don’t let me ever know sorrow again. Thank You Father. Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

All glory must be to the Lord

For He is worthy of our praise

No man on earth should give glory to himself

All glory must be to the Lord.

(All glory)

All glory must be to the Lord

For He is worthy of our praise

No man on earth should give glory to himself

All glory must be to the Lord.

(All glory)

All glory must be to the Lord

For He is worthy of our praise

No man on earth should give glory to himself

All glory must be to the Lord.

Abba Father, King of glory, God of host, the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle, the One who just can never fail, the One who knows the end from the beginning, the One who is wiser than all of us, glory be to Your holy name, accept our worship in Jesus’ name. Once again thank You for January, thank You for February, thank You for March, thank You for April, and now thank You for May, please accept our worship in Jesus’ name. Father, we ask for a special request tonight, in the life of every one of us, let there be no more sorrow. In the way You alone can do it, in the life of everyone of us: those who are here; those who are listening to us all over the world, please Father, let there be no more sorrow; let there be no more sorrow. And Father we as congregations are crying to you in one accord, Father, heal our President; perform a miracle in His life; heal our nation; heal our families; heal Your church; and just let it be well with all of us.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

Let somebody shout hallelujah.

Shake hands with one or two people and tell him or her: all will be well.

Tonight, has we look at Abba Father (Part 4) we want to start as usual by appealing to those who are yet to be born again to surrender their life to Jesus and we want to also give opportunity for backsliders to return home before we go into the main message.

We will start by looking at 1John chapter 3 verse 1 to 3.

1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as He is.

3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.

Basically, all human beings are in three categories.

Category one are those who are just creatures of God: in the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth – that is Genesis chapter 1 from verse 1 and go all the way down, God created everything.

John chapter 1 verse 1 to 3 tells us that: in the beginning was the word, the word was with God and the word was God. By the time we get to verse 3, by all things created – all things were made by Him; there was nothing made that was not made by him.

He made all things.

In Isaiah 45 verse 7, God said…, (and if you like go and read it from verse 6 where He there is no one else but Himself); …and He said in verse 7, I form the light and I created darkness; He said, I make peace and I created evil. God created everything.

I am talking about human being in particular, in Isaiah 54 verse 16 to 17: He tells us that, He is even the One who makes the waster to destroy.

In other words, God made witches, He made the wizard; He made the devil, He made the demons; He made them all.

He made the herbalist, He made their herbs…

That was why He said concerning His children: no weapon formed against you shall prosper because those who are putting the weapons together, I made them and I can neutralize their efforts.

And then, you want to ask a question, how come God made good people, bad people?

He said something in Proverbs 16 verse 4: He said, He made the wicked for the day of evil.

The Lord has made all things for Himself – even the wicked for the days of evil.

In other words, if you see someone who is persistently doing evil; and at times, you are attempted to say, where is God?

God is on His throne.

He said, He made the wicked for the day of evil.

Some people must be available to be use as example that evil does not pay.

In Romans chapter 9 verse 17 for example, says He is the one who raised up Pharaoh; He knew Pharaoh was bad, He knew Pharaoh was evil but He kept on promoting him so that when I show My power in him, the world will pay attention; when I drown you, the whole world will hear about it and they will glorify my name.

So, if there is somebody that you know who is terribly evil and yet seem to be succeeding…, I wish you will read one of my traits – I wrote one trait way back in the 1970s – called ‘Ram for the slaughter’. If you see somebody who is evil and is making progress, is being reserved for the day of evil.

My prayer is that when the day of evil comes we will not be a partaker.

That is first category of people who are just creatures.

Out of this first comes the second category, a select few that God calls My servant.

In Joshua chapter 1 verse 1 to 2, He was talking to Joshua and He said, Moses my servant is dead…; they are those who are ordinary creatures, they are those who are servants.

Mathew 22 verse 14 tells us that this people are few – many are called but few were chosen.

From Job chapter 1 verse 7 to 12, you see one big problem of being in category two – being a servant of God: a servant of God could be rich, like Job was rich, he was a servant of God.

God said to Satan, have you consider my servant Job?

He fears God

Satan said, You prospered Him; You surrounded him with a fence; I cannot touch him; there is a edge round about him.

Give me permission, let me deal with him and then he will tell You that You are not God – he will deny You.

You know the rest of the story.

God said, no, I trust Job; he is a good servant.

You want to test him?

Test him, he won’t fail.

The servant of God enjoys certain benefits but it is limited.

Then comes category three: the ones that the Almighty calls My children.

Their own privileges are almost unlimited.

Like the section I read to you – 1 John chapter 3 if you read verses 1 and 2 there – you will discover that apart from several other things, apart from the fact that God allowed Job to be tested by Satan – gives Satan permission to attack him; God won’t give permission to Satan to attack His sons just like he attacked a servant.

Someone, years ago came and he said, God sent him to go and prophesy to me – there was a word of prophecy God told him.

Okay, go ahead.

Opened his mouth and said, God said, go and tell my ‘servant’ Adeboye…

I said, shut up.

What do you mean?

I said, God has not sent you to me.

He said how do you know?

You have not even heard what I have to say.

I said, my Father does not call me servant, He calls me son.

How many children of God are here tonight?

Wave your hand and shout hallelujah.

The difference between a son and a servant is almost unimaginable and I will just give you a little bit of it.

In Exodus 33…, and I hope they have attended to you? On my right, if they have not, they will.

In Exodus 33 verse 17 to 23, Moses begged God for one favour: he said, I want to see you.

You see me, You talk to me; I too want to see You.

God said to him, Moses, if you see me, you will die.

But the text I read to you said: those of us who are God’s children we will see Him.

How many of you believe you will see Jesus one of this day?

And so shall it be in Jesus’ name.

In John 15 verse 1 to 2, the Bible says not only are we going to see Him, we have to be like Him because He is the Vine, we are the Branches.

A branch of a vine looks exactly like the vine.

We will be like Him.

Like Father, like son.

I have never heard: like Father, like servant.

We will be like Him.

And because He is the Vine and we are the Branches (I am talking about those of us who are children of God); because the same liquid that flows in the Vine, flows in the Branches.

I am confident that the moment you become truly born-again, the blood that flows in Jesus, flows in you.

I have said it before, I am saying it again: no witch dear suck the blood of a true child of God.

If the witch tries it, the witch we die because the same blood that is flowing in Jesus is flowing in us.

The elders here will remember what happen during our first convention on this camp ground.

Three witches came they said they wanted to take over the land before we arrive; they came.

One of the three ran mad.

The second one became hunch back before she died.

The third one confessed before she died.

I am decreeing today, every evil force that tries to interfere with all of you who are children of God, you will bury them.

You see, because the Bible says in 1John chapter 4 verse 17: He said, as He is, so I will in this world. As Jesus is, so I will in this world.

I have told you before, if you hear that I die suddenly, don’t believe anybody that say, witches killed him.

I died suddenly because I have covenant with my God: If I am going to backslide tomorrow, Father, take me away today – that is my covenant.

So, if you suddenly hear that I am gone, you know why.

No Witch can tackle a true child of the living God.

Not only are we going to see Him, not only are we going to become like Him, He even said that the work that He did, we shall do also – John 14 verse 12.

He even went to say, greater work than these shall we do.

I thank God for mighty testimonies that we hear from time to time.

It is amazing that because you are so used to hearing these mighty testimonies, they don’t seem to excite you anymore.

One child had eye problem and a hand shake and the problem disappear.

This fellow had cancer, just one word of prayer, cancer disappear.

This one; that one…

And He did say that the work that I did, General Overseer alone we do

No!

He said that, the works that I did, every believer, every child of God shall do and do greater works.

And then He added, that there is only one limitation – only one limitation to the privileges – of a child of God and that is sin

That’s why He said in the text that I read to you: if you have the hope in you, of seeing Jesus and living; you have the hope of being like Jesus; you have hope in you, of being able to do the works that He did, He said, you must be pure.

Mathew chapter 5 verse 8 says, blessed are the pure, for they shall see God.

So those of us who are born-again, who have been washed in the blood of the Lamb, and who by His grace we are keeping our self pure – congratulations.

Those of you who were born-again but you backslide because Satan deceived you and you are doing those things you said you we never do again; there is an opportunity for tonight to come back to the Almighty God, He will restore you.

Those of you who are still living in sin and have never been washed in the blood of the Lamb, you have an opportunity tonight to become a child of God – you have opportunity to become a son of God, a daughter of God through the power that is in the blood of Jesus.

So if you we come to Him to ask Him to save your soul, to wash you in His blood; to turn you to a member of the family of God; He is ready to do so now.

The Bible says, now is the accepted time – today is the day of salvation.

And if you are here and you want to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, you want Him to save your soul; you want Him to wash you from all your sins; you want Him to make you pure; I will count from one to fifteen because I can see quite a crowd out there.

Before I say fifteen come and stand before and I will pray for your salvation.

And those of you in the various viewing centers, just go to the altar in front of you, the Pastors are there and they will attend to you and even as I am praying here, they prayer will reach you over there.

If you are in viewing centre in one of our churches, there will be somebody there who will attend to you.

If you are listening anywhere in the world, just move toward the altar now and the prayer of salvation will take care of your situation.

And if you are backslider and you want to return to the Almighty God, you can come also.

I am going to count from one to fifteen beginning from now.

One, two, three, four…

There is a lot of different between being a son of God and being a servant of God and you don’t just want to be one of those evil ones that are made for the day of evil, you can come to Jesus, He will save your soul and become a son of God

Five, six, seven, eight,

There is power mighty in the blood of Jesus Christ; it washes as white as snow.

You come to Him, Lord will cleanse you and you will become one of the children of the living God.

Nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen

Those of you who are on the way, keep coming, don’t stop; make sure you get here before I finish praying.

Those of you already in the front and those of you on the way, talk to the Lord, tell Him, I have come to surrender my life to You: please save my soul; wash away all my sins with Your blood and make me as pure as snow and I will serve you for the rest of my life. Be my Lord, be my Saviour; I want be member of family of God, I want to be a son, I want to be a daughter of the living God, have mercy on me and save my soul.

The rest of us, let us please stretch our hands towards these people and intercede for them that the one who saved your soul will save their own soul also.

And Counselors I think you better come round and come attend to these people in a moment.

Brethren let us intercede for them.

In all the viewing centers, all the Pastors in charge please pray for the people, stretch hands toward them: pray that the one who saved our souls we save their own souls also.

Intercede that God will give them a brand new beginning even now.

Thank you Counselors.

Counselors in all the viewing centers, move in now; so that you can attend to these new converts after my prayer.

Thank You Father.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Saviour I just want to bless Your holy name; I want to bless Your holy name because I know that Your word is forever settled: You said whosoever who come onto You, You in no wise cast out. These people have come to You now Father, please receive them in Jesus’ name; forgive them in Jesus’ name; let Your blood wipe away their sins in Jesus’ name; save their souls and write their names in the book of Life. Father, please admit them into the family of God in Jesus’ name. From now on as children of the living God, any time they call on you answer them by fire and let them serve You till the end; don’t let them backslide.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Amen.

And those of you in front let me hear you shout hallelujah.

Congratulations.

I want to assure you from now on by the grace of God I will be praying for you.

The Counselors are going to give you some cards to fill: I need your names, your address and your prayer requests, so that I can continue to intercede for you.

Congratulations.

Fill the form very quickly; we will wait for you till you finish before we proceed further.

God bless you.

Glory be to God.

Now, let us turn to Romans chapter 8, we are reading from verse 14 to 15 (Romans 8:14 to 15):

14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Again, basically there are three categories of Fathers.

• We have Biological Father,

• Have the Spiritual Father, and then

• We have Abba Father.

Three categories of Father: Biological, Spiritual, Divine.

Let us start with the Biological father.

Your biological father has tremendous influence over your life.

Biological father whether you like it or not have tremendous influence over your life.

For example, he can bless you; the blessing will be recognized in heaven.

Genesis 27 verse 27 to 29 – when Isaac blessed Jacob, he invited help from heaven for that boy; help from the earth; help from people around; help from nations; help from relatives.

He said, God will bless this boy with dew from heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine; people will serve him, nations will bow before him.

He even said that the children of his mother will serve him.

Tremendous influence!

And when your father blesses you, according to the word of God Genesis 27 verse 30 to 33, even your father cannot take the blessing back – he cannot reverse it once he says you are blessed

Even if he discovers an hour later that he made a mistake – you are still blessed.

Isaac said to Esau, I blessed him, he shall be blessed.

Your father can bless you irreversibly.

Your biological father can decree your future.

Genesis 49 verse 1 to 28 – when Israel wanted to die, he called all his children together and say come and listen to what will happen to you in the future and he began to announce, he began to decree concerning each of them.

For example, Genesis 49 verse 10 – he said to Judah: he said, Judah, the scepter will never depart from you. He said out of you will come someone unto whom all nations will gather.

And today, Jesus Christ is called the Lion of the tribe of Judah.

In the same Genesis 49 verse 14 to 15, he said concerning Issachar. He said, Issachar, even though you are strong, you will remain a servant.

Your father can decree your future.

When your father say, it will be well with you; you better say amen well well.

If he says something contrary, before he died you better settle the matter.

Don’t believe anybody who tells you that when your father curses you and when he died go to the burial ground and beg him…

(Laugh) Dead is dead

Your biological father can greatly affect your destiny.

For example, Genesis 48 verse 8 to 20 – it is a story you know very well – when Joseph brought his two sons to Israel or Jacob is Father and his father place his right hand on the head of the younger and the left hand on the head of the elder, and pronouncing a blessing: transferring the blessing of the first born to the second born.

Within a short period of time, the younger one was ten times blessed, more prosperous than the first born (Deuteronomy 33 verse 17).

Biological father can be your ladder to greatness – you can climb him to greatness.

Somebody said, he who has a father, will see farther: If you have a father, you can climb on his shoulder and you will be able to see farther than someone who has not got a father.

Genesis 24:34 to 35, Abraham was great.

By the time we get to Genesis 26 verse 12 to 14, we see that Isaac was greater than his father.

Why?

Because of what happen in Genesis 22 verse 1 to 18, God said to Abraham: in blessing I will bless, it will multiply; I will multiply your seed.

Your biological father can be your link to God.

You biological father can link you to divine favour.

Genesis 28 verse 10 to 15, after Jacob had just obtain the blessing of his brother by fraud and he was running away, and he fell asleep in a particular place, God appeared to him and said, I Am the God of Abraham your father and of Isaac because of these two people the land of which you are lying, I give it to you.

Your father can be your link to divine favour.

Not only that.

Your biological father can even affect your health.

In 2Kings chapter 5 verse 20 to 27, when Elisha pronounced a curse on Gehazi: he said, the leprosy of Naaman will cleave unto him and unto his seed forever.

Scientists are just discovery that there are some diseases that genetically transmitted – a father has it, a son will have it – one of the reasons you have to become a child of God quickly; so that if there is any problem in your family line, when you join the family of God, that will be taken care of.

Your biological father can affect how long you live – can be determined by your Dad.

I give you an example: Joshua 6 verse 26 – Joshua pronounced a curse on Jericho that whoever tries to rebuild Jericho, he laid the foundation in his first born and finish the work in his last born.

Years passed; and then 1Kings chapter 16 verse 33

God said that there is someone here tonight, He said your problem is not in getting, He said your problem is in retaining; He ask me to tell you from now on you will get and you will retain.

In 1Kings chapter 16 verse 33, the Bible says in the days of Ahab, a certain man called Hiel decided to build Jericho, the day he laid the foundation, his first died; the day he finished the work his last son died – both children.

They did not know the day their father decided he was going to build Jericho their days were coming to an end.

And then of course in Exodus chapter 20 verse 12, the Bible says honour your father and your mother that your days may be long.

You know the meaning of that?

You dishonor your biological father, you are not going to live long.

Maybe one of the reasons I am alive today is because I decided to honour my mother.

Because way back in 1967, just as the civil war wanted to start, I wanted to join the Army; I told my mother (my father was already dead): Mama, I want to go and join the Army.

She said, is that so?

I said, yes.

You my only son!

I said, yes.

She said, bury me first and then you can go and join the Army.

And since she did not die until 1990…; by the time she died (laugh) I was too old to join.

Maybe I would have been dead now if I did not honour – parent

I told of a story of what happen in 1964.

I was coming home from University of Nigeria, Nsukka; we had a delay, by the time we got to Onitsha, the last vehicle had gone and I had to take the next vehicle from Asaba to Ondo.

My friend and I took a little motor boat to take us across. It became dark, we are in the middle of river Niger, it was a small boat.

All of a sudden, water began to fill the boat.

Nobody could see us from other side: they could not see us from Onitsha; they could not see us from Asaba because it was dark – and the boat was filling with water.

And I was singing.

When we finally got to Asaba, my friend asked me: how could you be singing when we are about to drown.

I said, haa! my mother told me when I was leaving, you will come back and meet me here – my mother said, I will come back to meet her; so, I know I am not going to die.

You are going to pray a prayer tonight that has to do with your biological parents.

Some of you have been very very terrible to your parent.

I want you to stand on your feet and lift your voice to the Almighty God and say: Father, I don’t want to die young, if I have done anything contrary to my parents, please forgive me tonight.

Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.

Some of you have dishonor them by disobeying them; some of you have dishonor by not serving them the way you should; they can determine how long you life, Father, I don’t want to die very young. If I have dishonor my biological parents in anyway whatsoever, Father, please forgive me; please forgive me tonight, I don’t want to die young. Please God, You know all things, there may be a way if I have offended my biological parent: maybe I have insulted them, maybe I have disobey them, maybe I have disappointed them; if I have dishonor my biological parent in anyway whatsoever,