RCCG 2022 MINISTERS’ CONFERENCE (DAY 3 MORNING SESSION)
THEME: PERFECT JUBILEE
MINISTERING: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
DATE: 6TH AUGUST, 2022
BIBLE TEXT: ACTS 4: 23-31
This afternoon (Day 3), I will want to encourage you to ensure that you attend the Afternoon Session.
There will be Presentations/Talk on Security and then Kingdom of God on Earth.
It is not written that thou should defend yourself.
The Bible says that if they slapped you on the Right Cheeks, that you should turn over your Left Cheeks. And if they now slap you on the Left Cheeks, the Bible is silent on what you should do.
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What does this mean?
If they slap you on the Right Cheeks and you then turn the Left Cheeks and they slapped you; then the rest is up to you to decide.
They slapped us on the Right Cheeks in Owo (Ondo State Nigeria) when they came to our Church and began to kill the People there.
I waited for the Government to send Battalion of Soldiers to go there and clear the Forest in Ondo State but nothing happened.
I waited for the Amotekun (Leopard) – OPENHEAVEN.NET NOTES:The ‘Amotekun’ is the name given to The Joint Security Outfit floated in the Western Zone of Nigeria; to go to the forest and catch up with the Bandits but I didn’t hear anything.
So, it became so clear to me that it is the battle for us in the Church to fight!
And then they went to Akure (Capital City of Ondo State Nigeria) and kill a Bishop there and then to the South East to kill the Head of the Methodist Church – That was our Left Cheeks that they slapped.
Are we going to wait until they kidnapped the General Overseer? – No sir!
I have told you before and even in this Minister’s Conference 2022; that we should Watch before we Pray!
I said that you don’t need to get a License to kill and carry gun. And in any case, Samson didn’t use any AK-47 to kill but he used the jawbone of an Ass. (OPENHEAVEN.NET NOTES: AK-47, also called Kalashnikov Model 1947, Soviet assault rifle, possibly the most widely used shoulder weapon in the world. The initials AK represent Avtomat Kalashnikova, Russian for “automatic Kalashnikov,” for its designer, Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov, who designed the accepted version of the weapon in 1947.)
So, you need no License for the jawbone of an Ass – The jawbone of an Ass has Anointing.
So, I said that if in your Vestry, there should be jawbone of an Ass; there is no Law against that. If the Policemen came and find the jawbone of an Ass and asked; tell them that it is for demonstration during Sunday School how Samson used the jawbone of an Ass.
And then you sit down there blaming the President – What can he do?
If today, they attacked the Sultan of Sokoto or the Resident of the Redemption Camp (God forbids); what will the President do?
The President will read a “Prepared Speech”, condemn in Strong Terms the Bandits and then say they will soon catch the Bandits.
And then the President will called for a Meeting of the Armed Chiefs and Police, command them to go and get the Bandits. OPENHEAVEN.NET
… After all these, what happened?
At the age of eighty (80) years old, did we expect the President to go and wear Khaki, carry gun and go to war again? – Stop blaming the wrong fellow.
And I know as the General Overseer of this Church that we should not allow ourselves to be held Captives.
I can Prove this to you:
We want this Redemption Camp City of God to be Full of Light all the time and then we went ahead to buy GT-1 and then we disconnected ourselves from the Power Source from the Government.
OPENHEAVEN.NET NOTES: GT Power is a Bulletin Board System (BBS) and dial-up Telecommunications/terminal application for MS-DOS. It was first introduced in the 1980s by P & M Software, founded by Paul Meiners. GT Power can be used both to host a BBS as well as to connect to other BBS Systems via its full-featured dial-up “terminal mode.” GT Power was a Shareware Package that required a registration fee in order to access its proprietary network mail transport/handling software and, by default, the GT Power Network. The software is distributed in two “flavors”; a terminal-only version, nicknamed GTO, and the full-featured host and terminal version.
And then, we began to grow and we got the GT-2 – Saying that if GT-1 fails, a GT-2 will back up.
And then, with the “Little Money” God gave me, I Personally bought GT-3. The GT-3 Monster alone can cover every Places here till we get to Shimawa (Ogun State Nigeria).
But do you know what happened – Last Year (2021), for three (3) Months; this Place was in darkness.
I called our Maintenance People to beg them; I threatened them – Ha, nothing happened. Your Subordinates, can hold you Captives.
But you know what – Unless there is Light Supply, I can sit here and be talking but you won’t hear me.
Please Pray for the President – He should be Pitied!
Meaning that you should learn to defend yourself.
That is one of the reasons that you should not miss this afternoon Session – There will be Short Talk on Security and there will be another Talk as well on: Kingdom of God on Earth.
In Europe, quite a number of my children are Counsellors.
I have told you before that God told me that a time is coming that Nobody will become anything without visiting us.
Therefore, I won’t be surprised that if between now and the Holy Ghost Congress in December 2022; those People who has not visited here before starts coming.
Some of you were there when someone who wants to become a Prime Minister in Britain came to our Program that we should Pray for him. He called me daddy simply because he wants to win.
And when he came, I asked him what his Chance was and he said they told him thirty five Percent (3&%). Can you help me Pray?
I told him that because you came, you will get seventy Percent (70%).
I decree in the Name that is above every other names that you will Win – Amen!
And I’m saying that this Afternoon Meeting (Day 3 Afternoon Session is very important).
Then we will be back this Evening by 7pm so that we can take Reports from the Continents before I came in!
Bible Text: Acts 4: 23-31.
23. And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.
24. And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:
25. Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?
26. The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.
27. For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,
28. For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
29. And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word.
30. By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.
31. And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
Jubilee is Restoration Plus New Beginning!
A good example of Jubilee is what happened in 2 Kings 5:14 to Naaman.
He wasn’t just healed but fully restored – The Bible says that his (Naaman) skin came back to him as the skin of a New Born Baby. OPENHEAVEN.NET
In Job 42: 12-15; Job had money before, he lost everything, but God later restored him double and then gave him a New Beginning.
In Daniel 4:13-End; Nebuchadnezzar lost his senses and had to eat grass but later start afresh.
In Mark 5: 2-22 is the Story of the Mad Man of Gadara. He was terribly mad but God restored him and his Destiny as an Evangelist was restored.
So, to fully understand Jubilee is just one word that can describe it as a Congregation and Mission – And that word is called: “REVIVAL”.
In the Story of the Prodigal son that we mentioned yesterday (Day 2 of The RCCG Minister’s Conference 2022); it says that the reason the father celebrated is: This my son is lost but now found; he was dead and now alive!
So, when we talk about Jubilee, it is about you and I.
1. It could be Revival in the Church – Going back to the Origin.
Meaning to start afresh.
2. Or Revival to us as an Individua:
I. You used to hear from God before but you no more hear from God.
II. You used to be Close to God before, but now you are distant from Him.
III. You look at yourself, even at the beginning things are much better.
When you say it is now Jubilee; God will say that you are Welcome!
I believed that Majority of us needs Revival and because we don’t have time, we will limit ourselves to: Areas of Revival of Faith and Prayer.
1. REVIVAL OF FAITH
Initially just like many of us, when I first got Born Again, I have Faith like a Child and do as I was thought – You say Jesus Christ said this and I believed!
One of my daughter sent me a text and it says: When you throw up a Child, the Child laughs.
Why? – She said that is Faith.
Have you seen a Child being thrown up? The Child is enjoying it and not afraid because he knows that the one who throws him up will catch him.
Psalms 119:89 was one of my favourite Song in those days:
Forever Oh Lord
Thy Word is Settled in Heaven
It is Settled.
The Book of Philippians 4:13 – The first time that I read it; I said that you mean that this is in the Bible?
“I can do “ALL” things through Christ that Strengthens me”.
I can do how many things? – All Things! OPENHEAVEN.NET
When the Lord told me that we are going to build this Present Auditorium that we are but says that I shouldn’t collect an Offering for it; I ran into the toilet.
Why? – I was scared. Where will the money come from? I am not a Business Man. But I still believed God because if I didn’t, I won’t even start it.
By the Grace of God, when He (God) said that we should build the 3km by 3km Auditorium, I was scared but I can’t asked Him whether to collect Offerings or not because I believed Him to do it.
And then I learnt that – These Signs shall follow them that believed!
How many Believers are here today or reading now on the Label of OPENHEAVEN.NET?
He said that when I lay hands on the Sick, they shall recovered.
I told you what I did – I started Practicing with my children.
When they say that they have headache, I will keep Paracetamol by the side nearby and then I will Pray for them by laying hands on them.
If after five (5) Minutes nothing happened, I will give them Paracetamol.
But God saw the Level of my Faith such that within the five (5) Minutes; my children will be sleeping and when they wake up, the headache would have gone.
Then I said to myself – If this is working for my children, let me go ahead to my friends – At least the ones that will not make gest of me if it doesn’t work out for them.
I believed God, and it worked for me.
But then, how do I improve from there?
When I read Mark 11:23-24; For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this Mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
And I had Faith in God; and I believed, I commanded Mountains to move, and when nothing happened, my Faith began to dwindle
… I am talking about myself now!
Then later on because I am explaining how I got my own encounter. Unless He asked me to stop – “Stop! Don’t go that direction.” If He doesn’t say it; by His Grace, by Faith I will move on.
I saw in the Bible that there are some man who had Faith and they Practically lost it
1. Take Abraham, the Father of Faith.
In Genesis 15:1-6, God Promised him and showed him in a Vision, “Abraham, your children would be like Stars.”
The Bible says he believed God, and it was counted to him for Righteousness. But then years Passed and nothing happened. He wondered how he’s going to be the father of Nations – Nothing happened!
The wife said, look I am barren, take my housemaid.
… Do you know that Abraham didn’t argue? (Laughter)
As soon as the wife said it, He quickly said, thank you Darling. You know me myself; I have been thinking; it’s just that I didn’t know how you would feel about it.
And then came Genesis 17:1-8; God called him again, Abraham! Yes Lord, I am here. “I am Jehovah El shaddai, the God who Supplies your need. Yes Lord!
You know what Abraham? You are still going to be the father of many Nations. The Bible says he fell on his face and laughed.
Do you know what he saw saying? God just stop this joke. Thank You for Ishmael. Not all these “I am going to be the father of many Nations.” I believed You twenty five (25) years ago! Now, stop the joke.
But by the time you get to Genesis 21:1-7, you discovered that there will be a delay, but God will come through – Amen. OPENHEAVEN.NET
Haaa! I said, God will come through – Amen!
The Bible says everyone who is a Christian is of the Seed of Abraham.
How many children of Abraham are here today?
… Wave up your hands and shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah.
His Faith was small before; not only did it reduced, but his Faith died! But there was a Revival. And God came through.
2. Then take Elijah:
Elijah whom God said, he is my friend. This was a man who stood alone against all the Prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel – 1 Kings 18:1-end.
Great Man of Faith! He called down Fire from Heaven. And then something happened in 1 Kings 19:1-4; Just one woman (Jezebel) threatened him, he ran!
And when he was tired, he said he wanted to die. A great Man of Faith like Elijah became Sucidal – His Faith got below zero.
But then, how did he end? 2 Kings 2:1-3, Revival came and the Almighty God had to send His Own Special Chariot to take him Home.
3. But the Bible actually sealed the matter for me, where the issue of Faith is concern: is John the Baptist
John 1:35-36; And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!
In John 1:32-34; And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from Heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
Again and again, he kept saying, “Behold the Lamb of God!”
But then trouble came. And John the Baptist was going to Prison for Standing up for the Truth. And he expected Jesus Christ to come and just speak a word. But Jesus Christ didn’t come!
So in Luke 7:19-23, he sent his Disciples, go and ask Him: “Art thou he that should come? Or look we for another?”
He is the one who said, “Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world.”
He is also the one who said, the Bible says “I will give you a Sign”.
That Problem that will destroy your Faith, God will not allow it to come near you – Amen.
… So, your Faith might need a Revival.
I attended a Meeting years ago in Malaysia, someone walked up to me, Sir, we have heard a lot of Testimony of you. We have heard how God is doing Marvelous things in your Ministry, of Mighty Miracles.
Are you saying everyone you Prayed for got healed? I said No Sir. The Bible makes it clear that death is the Final Healing. People who die never get sick again. OPENHEAVEN.NET
I still believed the Word of God which says: you shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall? Recover!
Lazarus died for four (4) days, Jesus brought him back, but he still died again. Otherwise he would have still been here.
What am I saying? For ever, O LORD, thy Word is settled in Heaven – Psalms 119:89.
… If you believe that let me hear you shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah.
You need a Revival of your Faith. Stop doubting God.
That Mountain will surely move – Amen.
It might not be at a time when you expect it to; but it will move! Once God has spoken it, it is done!
… You need Faith.
2. REVIVAL OF PRAYER
And then you also need Prayer.
For me when I got Born Again, Prayer is Core – I believed that the longer the better.
In those days that we Prayed – I came from a Denomination that it is only the Priest that Pray and we just say Amen!
The Priest doesn’t even Pray but just reads out the Special Prayer. There is a Special Prayer we said the day before Christmas. And there’s another one we said the morning after Cross Over Night.
… So I came from that kind of Church to The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
And in those days, once they finished Sermon, they lead you in Prayer – You just keep on Praying till you are satisfied.
They will finished Sermon, and I will go to the Altar, kneel down there and say: Almighty God, You know why I am here. Please, solve my Problems. Thank You!
And then I will look up! And everybody, were just settling in. So I will read the Lord’s Prayer; and keep on repeating it. And finally say, in Jesus’ Name – Amen.
And then there is this man (he has gone to be with the Lord now). Oh, he knows how to Pray, men! He would just be Praying. OPENHEAVEN.NET
So I made up my Mind, I will learn how to Pray from him. Because of that I will go early to Church, so that I can kneel down next to him when it is time to Pray.
And I began to Study him – Before he even starts, he will spend Minutes Praising God. Then he will start to Pray (while I repeated after him): “Almighty God – Almighty God; You are the Maker of Heaven and Earth;”
… And I kept on repeating. That’s how I learned to Pray!
But when I get home and I decided to Pray like that, I will kneel down to Pray; I will fall asleep. When I wake up, it will be morning.
So I decided, maybe I will be walking in my room as I Pray;. As soon as I get tired, I would lean against the wall. And I will fall asleep! That’s how I will remain till morning.
Oh, Praise God I can sleep. The Bible says “…. For so He giveth His Beloved Sleep” – Psalms 127:2
So those of you who can sleep shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah.
… You must be a Beloved of God (laughter)!
I had to decide that when I want to Pray at Night, I will climb the stairs of the house I was living then at Adelabu (Lagos State Nigeria) – So that if I fall asleep I will just fall down.
That’s why even today when I want to Pray, I need to walk around the Camp. By the time I come out from my house to the Youth Center, I turn towards the Redeemer’s School, Hospital Road, Emmanuel Park and sometimes it takes hours.
We don’t do that in two (2) minutes – The longer, the better!
And I still remembered very well, when I newly became the General Overseer, I called some of my friends together to Ilorin (Kwara State Nigeria). And we Prayed for Thirty six (36) hours Non-Stop – We only stopped to use the toilet.
… And I can still see some of them sitting infront of me.
Thirty six (36) hours Non-Stop! And we enjoyed ourselves. And God spoke! That’s where He told us about this Place (The Redemption Camp City of God).
And just as we were rejoicing that we Prayed for Thirty six (36) hours Non-Stop, I saw a Book about Somebody who Prayed for Thirty (30) Days and Night without Stopping. Then I knew I haven’t started.
And then, we move to your Prayer Points;
As a baby-in-Lord, the answers to your Prayers come almost immediately.
Is that correct? – Yes Sir!
In Isaiah 65:24, He says: And it shall come to Pass, that before they Call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
And you know the reason why? Because at that time you are a Baby. And we all know that babies are called “Gbenjo” (Lift Up and dance with them). And the moment a baby cries you run and do something about it.
When we are children, the answer will come immediately.
But as we began to grow higher, the answer begin to come later.
Matthew 7:7-8; says: Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
And He says: Ask, Seek, Knock. OPENHEAVEN.NET
The Asking is for the Teenagers;
For the Young Adults, you are to Seek; .
And for the Elders, you are to knock – And you better keep on knocking!
You used to Pray for hours Unend.
Now, you can’t even pray for one (1) hour.
As far as Jesus is concerned, the Minimum time to use for Prayer as a Pastor is one (1) hour.
Matthew 26:40 says: And He cometh unto the Disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not Watch with me one hour?
But Revival will come – Amen.
It can come in Two (2) Ways, so you can Pick which one you want:
1. It can come Voluntarily:
You just have to make up your Mind, from now on, I am not going to be fooling around when it comes to Prayer.
Ephesians 5:14 says: Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. OPENHEAVEN.NET
2.Or it can come by Force:
In Acts 8:3-4, when the Disciples were having a nice time in Jerusalem: there was Plenty to eat, Plenty to drink, the Church was doing comfortably well.
And then the devil spoke to Saul of Tarsus: go and get them!
I believed very, very firmly that the Problems that we are facing in the world is because Christians are falling asleep. Particularly, here in Nigeria.
But Somebody is going to wake up today – Amen.
… If you are the one, let me hear you shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah!
The Disciples who were sleeping when Jesus Christ said, Watch and Pray;
The Bible tells us in Acts 12:1-16; when the King captured one of the Apostles, Nobody Prayed! They have fallen asleep. So he killed him (James).
And then he reached out and captured Peter, put him in Prison. And he was going to kill him too. But now, the Church woke up and they began to Pray – Prison doors forced open.
Every door of Prison shut against the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) will be forced open. Why? – Because we will begin to Pray!
Every Prison door shut against your Family will be forced open. Why? – Because you will begin to Pray!
Every Prison door that has been shut against the Womb of the Members of your Congregation, that is not allowing them to Produce children will be forced open. Why? – Because you; their Pastor will begin to Pray!
Not too long ago, I had to send a Letter back to some People. Why?
Because they wrote to me, saying: one of our Members is sick, he needs one hundred thousand Naira (N150,000) for Hospital Bill. Another Member is sick, he needs two hundred thousand Naira (N200,000) for Hospital Bill.
In the Past, the only letter I get is that, this Fellow is sick, we have Prayed, we need you to Support us with higher Anointing.
Now they don’t ask you for Prayers, they ask you for money; because they have fallen asleep.
And I Decree in the Name that is above every other names; you will never spend your money for Doctors again. Why? Because you are going to Pray!!!!
The Bible says the same Apostles (who were sleeping) in the Bible Text (Acts 4:12-31); they Prayed until the Place where they were was shaking – They prayed, the Ground shook. OPENHEAVEN.NET
And when they had Prayed, the Place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the Word of God with Boldness – Acts 4:31
… It is not Casual Prayers that shake the Ground.
I have told you Testimonies – I have told you that when my father-in-the-Lord announced (in Tulsa, USA) to six (6) of us who were there then that I would be succeeding him; we Prayed until the Hotel shook to its Foundation.
It shook so violently that the Engineers of the Hotel came knocking on the door of our Hotel room.
We opened the door, he said “what kind of Musical Instruments are you Playing? We said, we are not Playing any Musical Instrument.
… If you don’t believe me, anytime you see Pastor Stephen, ask him or you ask Pastor Gbadebo Lawal: he was there that day!
He said, No, you are Playing Musical Instrument.
He came in, searched under the bed and everywhere. He was confused!
When he was leaving, he got to the door and asked again: what did you say you were doing? I said, we were Praying! He couldn’t believed me.
As soon as we left, they closed down the Hotel. They dug round the Foundation to see what went wrong. They saw nothing wrong. But the Hotel shook!
Six (6) Ministers from Nigeria Prayed and shook a Hotel.
Some Thirty (30) years later, I went to Tulsa, USA again with my children. And I said, let me go and show you the Hotel that shook when your father Prayed.
When we got there the Hotel was still not opened. And I felt pity for its owners. So I laid my hand on the wall of the Hotel: Father Please, have Mercy!
…. Six (6) Months later, the Hotel was opened.
Now listen to me very attentively – If you don’t remembered anything during this RCCG Ministers’ Conference 2022; remember this one: OPENHEAVEN.NET
I. Ebola came to Nigeria, we Prayed.
A great friend of mine said: “whatever you are going to need we will send money from Abroad – let us know.”
I said, Ebola is not going to last one (1) Month in Nigeria and I cried to my Father. Ebola left! It didn’t disappear, it left.
II. Coronavirus came, I cried to my Father: we are helpless, Please help us.
And He said son, I have heard your cry, it’s only those whose time has come that would die. (I already told you what He said).