SPECIAL SUNDAY SERVICE WITH PASTOR E.A. ADEBOYE 19TH OF APRIL 2020
TOPIC: JOY COMETH
TEXT: PSALM 30:4-5
Let us pray.
🎷We give all the glory to Jesus
And tell of His love His wonderful love
We give all the glory to Jesus
And tell of His wonderful love
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Wonderful, Lord God Almighty; God of love, gracious God, merciful God, we worship You, please, accept our worship in Jesus’ name. King of glory we are asking that in Your infinite mercy, You will look down upon our nations and show us mercy. Please, Lord God Almighty, put an end to this scourge, let it be over soon and let your name be glorified, in Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed.
THE GOOD NEWS
We want to bless the name of the Almighty God for another Sunday.
Please, continue to thank the Almighty God for His mercy, i believe i have good news for us; i believe that the return journey to normalcy has started and i’m believing God that your pastors will soon return to their normal duties, may be at most, probably, i will spend one more Sunday with you after which the pastors will be back to their duties in Jesus’ name.
The return journey to normalcy might not be very rapid or sudden, it might be gradual but it will be steady. I sincerely hope when the battle is over we will remember to give all the glory to God.
We thank God for the government; we thank God for all the efforts they have made and believe they have done creditably well because they have to deal with a situation they have never seen before but i would probably humbly suggest just as a Nigerian, may be in future they will include in all their committees men of God; i’m not talking of a small boy like myself, i’m talking about some chief Imams and some Archbishops, so that they can help them with the spiritual aspect of the warfare.
I sincerely do hope that we will all admit that it is not our wisdom, ability and planning that has given us whatever victory we have already gotten and we need to return all the glory to God because as the elders would say, “the rain can send you into the same hut more than once”
We need to really give all the glory to God because we don’t want the victories that we have won so far to be reversed, if you ask any doctor, he will tell you that the most difficult kind of cancer to handle is a cancer that relapse, we don’t want a relapse of this scourge.
May I also remind all of us that like I said at the very beginning, this coronavirus, by the special grace of God will recede but don’t let anyone deceive you, it is not going to disappear 100%. Flu came about 100 years ago, it receded, Ebola came, it receded but you know very well that they have not died completely.
Let us give all the glory back to God so that He will see to it that our victory is permanent in Jesus’ name.
MESSAGE FOR MY CHILDREN
I hope you must have been touched one way or the other by our efforts to help the needy at this time. I don’t need to tell you all that we have done, as much as possible, I hate all the advertisement of our efforts because God says, what the right hands does, the left shouldn’t know.
We will continue to do our very best until this battle is completely over. I also want you to know that in all our major churches, all our area headquarters all over the country, the prayer warriors have been praying 24/7 crying to God for mercy, you will remember that I have been asking you to keep praying; crying to God for mercy for Nigeria, please, don’t stop.
Don’t let this crisis take your eyes off the prayer points I gave you earlier in the year against fire outbreaks and floods. We really need to pray because the really big one is really on the way and we don’t want it to happen at all.
As soon as the lockdown is over, please, clear your gutters and the waterways before the rain begins, please, pray against fire outbreaks, pray against floods, there is very little we can do other than pray against storms and some other things like that.
I’m talking to God in my little corner and I know He hears me and He will have mercy on all of us. Glory be to God.
TEXT – PSALM 30:4-5
4 Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Apart from the fact that Easter signifies a new beginning, probably one of the biggest messages that we get from Easter is that JOY IS COMING and would want to decree that for all of you who are listening to me now, Your joy will arise speedily. Joy is coming because after every night, there will be a day, and in the passage I read, weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
We are going to look at this from just a few angles:
DEATH DOES NOT HAVE THE LAST SAY.
Physically, when we say joy is coming, we are saying to the sick; death does not have the last say, it is the risen Christ who has the last say.
When Jesus died and was buried, the enemies of Christ thought the end has come but it’s not death that has the last say, it’s the One who says in John 11:25, I’m the Resurrection and Life, He is the One who has the last say.
John 11:39-45, Lazarus had been dead and buried for four days and there are people who would think that that is the end of the story but when Jesus Christ got there; when the Resurrection and the Life got there, He commanded Lazarus to come forth. Take note, He didn’t speak to death; He didn’t say, death, release my friend, He simply called Lazarus, because death is too small for Him to address, He is the Resurrection and the Life.
SICKNESS DOES NOT HAVE THE LAST SAY.
Sickness does not have the last say, it’s the risen Christ that does. Mark 5:25-34, we thank God for our doctors, they are wonderful people; if anybody has no respect for doctors, i’m sure during this crisis, he will come to appreciate them mightily but when doctors got to their limit as in the case of the woman with the issue of blood; when one doctor had referred her to another and then to another and from one specialist to another, when she grew worse instead of getting better, when doctors can’t do anything, Jesus Christ stepped in.
I have good news for all of you who are sick at this moment, In the name of the One who rose from dead, you will be healed.
THE STORY OF A HOPELESS LADY.
The story of a lady that the doctors told her husband at LUTH that there is no hope that she will definitely be gone by the following morning, the husband left her and called his girlfriend.
After the doctors left and the nurses had settled down, someone dressed like a doctor walked in and touched her and said I’m the Lord that healeth thee and immediately, she was made whole.
When she got up and packed her loads and got to the nurses, they thought they saw a ghost, by the time she got home she saw the husband and the man nearly fainted because he thought he saw a ghost.
I have good news for those of you that have been condemned to die, in the name of the One who is stronger than death, you will be made whole.
I have good news for, poverty does not have the last say, the All Sufficient God is the One who has the last say. When they were burying the Lord Jesus Christ; when they were crucifying Him, they crucified Him naked, somebody who came; Joseph of Arimathea came to bury Him and supplied the material for wrapping Him.
When He walked out of the tomb, He left the cloth because He would not need it again. He is the One who has the last say. Genesis 17:1, He is the All Sufficient God. He can still turn your last to your beginning.
THE WIDOW OF ZAREPHATH.
1 Kings 17:8-16, you will remember the story of the widow of Zarephath, she had only one meal left, but when the One who controls all the resources stepped into her situation, for another three years, herself, her son and the prophet of God were constantly supplied.
2 Kings 4:1-7, the story of another widow who was so heavily indebted that when the creditors came, the only valuable thing for sale were her two sons, but when the All Sufficient One stepped into her situation, before 24 hours, she had enough to pay the creditors and to live on for the rest of her life.
I don’t know how God will do it, but as a result of this lockdown, your fortune is about to change.
John 6:5-13, the story of the Lord Jesus Christ, taking the lunch of a boy and using it to feed 5 000 men without counting women and children and at the end, there were 12 baskets leftover.
Poverty does not have the last say, the One who can turn not enough to more than enough has the last say.
THE STORY OF ONE OF MY FRIENDS.
One of my friend’s parents were so poor that they couldn’t send him to school; my parents were poor but his parents were poorer. While we went to school, at a tender age he was a labourer, he was asked to hoe back of a house, suddenly, his hoe hit something, when he finds out, It was a big pot loaded with gold coins, by the time he sold the gold coins, he became so rich that he disappeared very soon because the rich befriend the rich, they don’t befriend the poor.
I decree to someone listening to me today, by the time this lockdown is over, your level will change.
It is possible for somebody to go to bed a nurse and wake up as a first lady, that God is still on His throne, He will change your fortune.
When Jesus died all the forces of darkness were rejoicing, they thought at long last they had put out the light of the world, but darkness does not have the last say, it’s the light that has the last say.
Genesis 1:1-3, there had been battle between darkness and light from the beginning. When God said let there be light, there was light, it was darkness that gave way.
John 1:4-5, the bible made it clear that in Jesus Christ was life and the life was the light of men, and the light shines in darkness and darkness can’t overcome it.
It doesn’t matter the forces of darkness against you, the light of God will give you victory in Jesus’ name.
Mark 5:2-20 THE STORY OF MAD MAN OF GADARENES.
The story is a classical example of light defeating darkness; forces of darkness thought they had gotten the man, but one word from the Light of the world and he became free.
It doesn’t matter how many forces of darkness have gathered up against you, in the name of resurrected Christ, you shall be free.
Marital is crucial to many of us, particularly the area of bareness.
Bareness does not have the last say, It’s the One who made you, who has the last say. The One who according to John 1:1-3
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
By Him were all things made, He made you and He is the One who has the last say about your fruitfulness. Genesis 1:28, the first thing He said to man was be fruitful and multiply, that is the One who has the last say.
Genesis 18:9-14, He said to Abraham, within a year, you are going to have a son, Sarah laughed because according to Romans 4:18, by that time, the womb of Sarah was dead, but it is the Resurrection and Life that has the last say.
He is the One who can tell the dead womb to come back to life.
Genesis 21:1-7, who would ever have thought that Sarah will give a child to suck, that a woman can still give birth to a child at 90.
I want you to watch a video clip taken from one of our Conventions, it will show you clearly that i’m not talking about theory; I’m talking about something that i know, that i have experienced and that thousands of others have experienced. You will see in this clip thousands of people who were barren before and came to one convention and we prayed and by the time they came to the second convention, they were around with their children, you will see them by the thousands; you will see homes where there have been sorrows, where by the special grace of God, suddenly, there was joy.
I have good news for those you who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb because my Daddy expressly asked me to show this clip to encourage you and to let you know that even during this years convention, those who will returned with their babies will be far more than those you have ever seen before and even before this lockdown is over, many baren will become fruitful.
VIDEO CLIP OF FRUITFULNESS.
Last year, some people came trusting God the fruit of the womb, now, they are here with their children, some came two years ago, when they came last year they were already pregnant, but their babies were yet to come, the babies came since the last convention, so if you are one of those who have been trusting God for the fruit of the womb, now your babies are here, kindly bring them forward so that we can pray for them.
I want you to see how many homes where they have been weeping months after months and when they came to Jesus and together we cried to Him and now there is laughter in their homes.
I want you to see those who are here and look at those who are in the old auditorium
and please joy me in shouting a really big Hallelujah to the Almighty God.
THE MESSAGE FOR THOSE IN NIGHT TIME.
In the meantime, I want to talk to all of you who are yet in the night time.
Why don’t you come to Jesus Christ? He will take you from night to day. This very day, as you surrender your life to Jesus Christ, your morning of joy will begin.
Surrender your life to Jesus and get in contact with us, let’s have your name, address and your prayer requests so that we can continue to pray for you and it shall be well with you in Jesus’ name.
As soon as I have prayed for all those who want to surrender their lives to Jesus, I’m going to encourage you to humble yourself and cry to the Almighty God.
Father, let my morning of joy begin right now. One of the greatest messages of Easter is that joy is coming and your joy can start straight away.
LET US PRAY:
Ancient of Days, i want to thank You once again for Your word; i want to bless Your holy name because forever Oh Lord thy word is settled, You said in Your word that weeping may endure for the night but joy comes in the morning.
First and foremost I’m committing all those who have decided to surrender their lives to You today into Your hands, please receive them.
Save their souls.
Move them out of darkness into light.
Write their names in the book of life.
Receive them into the family of God.
Oh, Lord God, Almighty, let them become partakers of Your light and don’t let them ever go back into darkness.
As for all Your children Lord God Almighty, as they cry unto You today, I pray that the morning of joy for everyone of them will begin straight away.
Thank You my Father and my God.
Glory be to Your holy name.
Please, continue to have mercy on our nation and mercy on all the nations of the world.
Thank You my Father and my God.
In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed.
Let somebody shout Hallelujah.
JUST ONE MORE WORD.
Like I have told you, by the special grace of God, the return journey to normalcy has started, I’m appealing to you, please, don’t stop being very hygienic; maintain the kind of hygienic we are known for during our Conventions.
Please, remain hygienic.
Even after the lockdown is gone, any journey abroad that is not very crucial, postpone it because God is going to give us victory here in Nigeria and in Africa even before it extends to the rest of the world.
Unless it is very essential, maybe for the next one month or two, you should suspend all the jumping up and down until everything is completely safe again.
The Almighty God will bless you, keep on spreading the good news.
JESUS IS ALIVE AND JOY IS COMING.
God bless you all.