SUNDAY SERVICE 29 MARCH 2020 SUNDAY WITH PASTOR E.A. ADEBOYE
TOPIC: PEACE, BE STILL.
TEXT: MARK 4:35-41
Let us pray.
There is none Holy as the Lord
There is none beside Him
Neither is there any rock like our God
There is none Holy as the Lord
Almighty God; we want to bless your Holy name; You are the holy One of Israel, the Unchangeable Changer, the Lord of Hosts Himself, we worship You, please, accept our worship in Jesus’ name.
King of kings and the Lord of lords, we are asking for mercy; for our families, nations and for the whole world, Father, please, have mercy in Jesus’ name. Send Your word to the whole world today; heal the sick, set the captives free, and just put out an end to this plague. In Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed.
Let someone shout Hallelujah.
PRAY FOR MOCKERS.
I remembered saying to the Almighty God, what if there are people who will not believe You that this has anything to do with You, if i tell them as usual they will mock, God said it doesn’t matter, just go ahead and tell them and He asked me to read Ezekiel 2:5.
Ezekiel chapter 2 verse 5
And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.
I have told you that the whole world will be on compulsory holiday because God wants to prove that He is still in charge and since that is already coming to pass as you can see, then you should believe also that you should relax, no evil will come near you at all.
WHEN I SPOKE TO MY DADDY ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ARE DYING AND THOSE WHO MAY DIE.
He assured me that only those whose time to die has come will die; relax, your appointed time has not come, enjoy your holiday. Don’t worry, the problem will soon be over.
As soon as God has proved Himself; as soon as all the nations of the world, big and small have observed this compulsory holiday, the problem will be over.
TEXT: MARK 4:35-41
35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
If God is in your boat, there is no way the boat can sink; if God is in the boat of your life, that boat can never sink.
DARKNESS CANNOT OVERCOME LIGHT.
Those of you who are children of God and have Christ dwelling in you, relax, because there is no way darkness can overcome light. John 1:4-5, tells us that in Jesus Christ is life and the life is the light of men and the light shines in darkness and darkness can’t overcome it.
DEATH CANNOT OVERCOME THE ONE WHO SAYS I LIVE FOREVER
Revelation 1:18, Jesus Christ said, I’m alive forever. If only You will allow the One who says i’m the Resurrection and the Life to come and dwell in your life and home, then you have nothing to fear.
You don’t have to worry yourself about death. There is no way death can overcome the One who says i live forever. John 11:25-26, Jesus Christ said, I’m the Resurrection and the Life, if you believe in me even though you were dead, you will live and If you are alive you will never die.
HE MADE ALL THINGS.
He made all things and set the limit for everything. For example, in Job 38:8-9, the bible tells us that, He shut up the sea with doors, and tells the sea, thus far you can come, no further, that is why you find the wave of the sea coming in and going back, when it gets to a certain limit that God has already set, it must recede.
In the text that we read, they said, what manner of man is this that even the sea and the wind obey him? They have to obey Him because He made them and has put limits. Whatever storm may come, if Jesus is in Your boat, the boat will not sink.
MY FIRST VISIT TO ABONNEMA (RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA.
Years ago, my first visit to Abonnema was through the sea. We wanted to go and hold a crusade and i gathered the workers together at Ebute Metta and asked how many people will go with me because we heard about a boat that capsized and several people died, and i said it is not compulsory, those who don’t want to go can come late when we are leaving so that we would have gone before they arrive.
A brother lifted his hand and asked if I was going and I said yes, he asked if he could be in my boat, I said yes and he promised to go with us because he believed that my boat would not sink.
I’m an ordinary man, how much more the One who made the sea and the wind. If Jesus is in your boat, your boat can never sink.
IF JESUS IS IN YOUR MARRIAGE, THE MARRIAGE WILL STAND
If Jesus is in your marriage, it doesn’t matter the storm that might come against the marriage, the marriage will stand because He is the author of marriage.
Genesis 2:18, He says it is not good that man should be alone and that is good news for those who are still trusting God for partners, just remind Him. You said it is not good that man should be alone, It also applies to woman.
HE HATES LONELINESS.
He hates loneliness, Hebrews 13;5, He said i will never leave you nor forsake you.
HE HATES BARRENNESS
He hates barrenness, if the storm you are having in your marriage is bareness, just remind Him, He hates unfruitfulness.
John 15;1-2, You said every branch in You that doesn’t bear fruit You are going to tear away, I’m a branch and You are the Vine. Remind Him that He said in Genesis 1:28, be fruitful and multiply, tell Him i want to be fruitful.
If there is a storm in your marriage, you need to be sure that He is already in before the storm comes and He will take care of the situation.
In John 2:1-11, it tells us about the wedding at Cana of Galilee, He was there because He was invited and when the crises came, He took care of it.
THE TESTIMONY OF ONE OF MY DAUGHTERS
She said she needed help because a strange woman had taken away her husband; she had done everything and the husband finally parked out of the house, he left her with four children for a woman with five children.
I said that is not a problem, we will call on the Author of marriage and your husband will come home begging and she said she is not asking him to come and beg, she will beg him, just let him come back.
We prayed a simple prayer that the Almighty God will cause a quarrel that nobody will be able to settle between her husband and the strange woman and that is my prayer for anyone who is having problems in her marriage.
+If anyone is trying to destroy your marriage, my God will take care of the situation.
It wasn’t long after that, the husband and the strange woman quarrelled and the strange woman said to the man, are you sure your head is correct, because if your head is correct how can you leave your four children at home and come and live with a woman with five children and none of the children is yours?
He said no problem, you are correct, my head must not be correct for what I have done, so he packed his bag and came, begging his wife.
+Every storm in your marriage will be stilled today in Jesus’ name.
WHAT IF THERE ARE PROBLEMS WITH YOUR BUSINESS.
Suppose there is a storm in your business, If God is in your business, it can’t go down because in 3 John 2, He said i wish above all things that you prosper, that is the first thing He mentioned. Psalm 35:27, tells us that He has pleasure in the prosperity of His servants.
Job 36:11, He said, if only you will obey and serve Him, you will spend your days in prosperity and your years in pleasure.
I’m not the one who wrote that, it is the word of God that is forever settled. If there is a storm in your business, remind Him that in Luke 5:1-7, When there was a storm in the business of Peter; when he fishes all night and caught nothing, the Lord came in and turned the tide.
THE STORY OF A MAN WHO HAD A QUARREL WITH HIS WIFE.
“His wife is very special”, she told him that he will trek in Lagos when she finishes with him. The husband laughed because he had fourteen care and didn’t know who he was dealing with.
He lost all the cars because the contracts that he had already executed and has been paid for developed problems and the government said he must pay back.
When he had only one car left and 50 kobo in his pocket, he found his way to Ebute Metta and surrendered his life to Jesus because he does not want to trek as his wife prophesied. He was dedicating two houses at the same time when he was sharing his testimony.
If you call Jesus into your business, it will not go down. If your business is going through a storm, just remember there is someone called the Prince of Peace, invite Him and He will turn the tide.
SUPPOSE YOU ARE HAVING SOME PROBLEMS WITH YOUR HEALTH.
I’m not talking about viruses, no virus is coming near you. Assuming you are sick, remind Him that He is the One that said I’m the Lord that healeth thee.
Exodus 15:26, if you just obey me, if you just obey the voice of the Lord your God; to observe and do all that He commands you, He said i will not bring the sickness that i brought upon the Egyptians upon you because i will be your private physician.
All He has to do is to speak a word, Psalm 107:20, He sent His word and He heals them and delivers them from all their destruction.
1 Peter 2:24, by His stripes we were healed.
I read one magazine where they said that all the sicknesses and diseases in the world can be categorised into 39 categories and Jesus took 40 tripes; one tripe for every category of sickness and disease, the extra one stripe was waiting for sickness and disease yet to be discovered.
So there is a stripe waiting for Coronavirus or any other virus. The Lord had made provision for any sickness or diseases that may come, you can claim your healing through His stripes.
THE MADE YOU
According to John 1:3, He made you. If you need spare parts, He can give you one. John 9:1-7, tells us the story of a man who was born blind and He gave him brand new eyes. If your sickness has genetic nature; something that you inherit from your parents, call on the One who made you and ask for spare parts.
A MIRACLE AT ROW PARK
Several years ago, we had a Holy Ghost Service at Row Park, as i was preaching the word of God came and said there is someone here, you used to have one testicle but it had been destroyed, God says He is giving you two new ones, there was a young man there who began to shout; He was born with one testicle, his parents took him to an herbalist that destroyed the only one in an attempt to help.
He got married, as the word of God came, he knew that something had happened. When he came to my office months later to share his testimony, he wanted to remove his pants and I said there was no need because he came with his pregnant wife, I told him I can see the evidence.
+I decree today, God will give spare parts to those in need of them.
SUPPOSE YOU HAVE PROBLEM WITH YOUR ACADEMICS
James 1:5, If anybody lacks wisdom they should ask God and He will give. Daniel 2:20-21, power and wisdom belongs to Him and He gives wisdom to the wise. If you go through the scripture, you will see that He can solve difficult problems, there was a time some people were trying to trap Him in Matthew 22:16-22, they wanted to trap Him to say that they shouldn’t pay taxes, He said bring me the coin, and asked whose inscription is this and they said Caesar and He said render unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar and render unto God what belongs to God. The Bible said those who came to tempt Him were amazed.
In another occasion in John 8:1-11, they tried to trap Him again; they caught a woman in adultery and brought her to Him and they said it is written in the law that a woman caught in adultery must be stoned to death, what do You have to say?
If He says don’t stone her, they will say He breaks the law, so He began to write on the floor and said to them, anyone who has not sinned should stone her, they left one by one because their conscience convicted them.
When He lifted His eyes, He asked the woman, where are your accusers?
She said they have gone and He didn’t condemn her but told her to go and sin no more.
If there is a storm in your academics, call on Him, He has a way of coming through so that the storm can be stilled.
Read 1 Kings 3:1-28 in your home, just after Solomon had asked for wisdom and God has giving him wisdom, a test came; two harlots living together had baby boys, one slept on her son, he died and exchanged the baby while the mother was sleeping, they were just two in the house and their is no human way of detecting the truth, and God came through, Solomon said bring me a sword, let’s cut the babies (the living and the dead) into two, the mother of the baby said don’t kill my baby, let her go with him, when he grows he will know his mother and the issue was resolved.
A FUNNY STORY.
Years ago, when I was in Nsukka (University of Nigeria) in the 1960, by the grace of God, I’m fairly good in Mathematics and in Mathematics, it is either you know what you are asked to solve or you don’t.
There was this particular subject that i was very good at and when i got into the examination hall, they gave us a question to answer 5 questions, that was the pattern then i don’t know what they do now, i read the first one; i couldn’t make head or tail out of it, i read the second, the third, by now i was sweating, i read through the entire eight and i could not see anyone i could solve.
What do I do? In the meantime, my mates were writing furiously, well, in those days, if you fail, they will allow you to resit the paper, i felt i better go, but as i was about to stand, One mighty hand kept me sitting down, now i know that it was the Almighty God, so i sat down, and after sitting for about fifteen minutes, I read the questions again and i discovered that i could solve it, i read the eight questions and discovered that i could solve all, in the time left, i answered the eight questions.
Have you a problem in your academics, bring in Jesus, if He is in your boat, your boat can’t sink.
IF HE IS NOT IN YOUR BOAT WHEN THE STORM COMES, WHO ARE YOU GOING TO CALL UPON?
A lot of people may be mocking us now; they are not loud about it anymore, those who have been mocking us when we were fasting and praying can’t mock loudly anymore.
I heard one of them, he says, Pastor Adeboye said if you are a child of God nothing will happen to you, maybe he doesn’t know that some of the people who have already died are Priests.
How stupid can some people be? Who told you that being a priest means that you are holy, Have we not been hearing of Bishops who are molesting children?
God knows those who are His, that is what the bible says; the foundation of God stands sure, God knows those who are His.
It doesn’t matter what title you bear, you could call yourself a General Overseer, if you don’t belong to Him; if you don’t live according to His will, when the trouble comes, He will separate between those who are serving Him truly and pretenders.
CALL FOR SALVATION.
If you have not given your life to Jesus Christ, surrender to Him now before it is too late. I know there are some very intelligent people who will say there is a scientific explanation to this thing; some biological warfare weapon that some nations were preparing, escaped by accident, … that is alright, it is written in Proverb 1:24-27, the Almighty God says, because you won’t listen to me; because you won’t take my counsel and because you are laughing at my commandments, i too will laugh when your fear comes, the time will come when you will begin to tremble in fear with all your education.
I appeal to those of you who are yet to surrender your life to Jesus Christ to do so now before it is too late.
You can bow your head in your home and bow to the Almighty God and ask Him to please, save your soul and bring you into His family; it is only in the family of God that there is security in the time of storm.
PRAYER FOR SALVATION.
My Father and my God, i want to bless Your holy name for Your word; i want to thank You for technology that can allow me to reach into the homes of Your children at a time like this and i’m asking Lord God Almighty that all those who would surrender their lives to you at this moment, please, receive them, have mercy on them, let Your blood wash away their sins, receive them into the family of God and give them a brand new beginning and please, Lord, in every home of Your children, let there be peace, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MY CHILDREN
There will be an opportunity for you to have holy communion in your home at the appropriate and regular time that we normally celebrate it. I will come into your home again and talk to you about what to be done at a time like this.
I will also be visiting you at the appropriate time for Divine Encounter and Shiloh Hour, you can be at home and still receive all these blessings.
The Almighty God will bless you.
He will keep you safe.
And your testimony will be a thousand fell by my right and ten thousands by my left and no evil has come near me.
So shall it be.
Let someone shout Hallelujah.