RCCG SPECIAL DIVINE ENCOUNTER SERVICE 2023.
MINISTERING (DAY 3): PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
DATE: 8TH FEBRUARY, 2023
BIBLE TEXT: REVELATION 4:10-11 AND MARK 5:25-34
Well, let’s go ahead and Praise the Almighty God. Let’s Bless Him. Let’s give Him Glory, let’s get be Him Honour, let’s give Him Adoration. Praise Him!
Say Thank You Jesus – Thank You Lord, Thank You King of kings, Thank You Lord of lords, Thank You Ancient of Days, Thank You Unchangeable Changer.
Praise Him! Just keep on Praising Him. Praise Him until He draws near to you. Because you must have a Divine Encounter today. Give Him Glory.
Thank You Father. Thank You Almighty! Blessed be Your Holy Name. Thank You Lord. Hallelujah!
In Jesus’ Mighty Name we have Worshipped – Amen!
We give You all the Glory
We give You Honour;
We give You all the Glory
We give You Honour (Amen).
Ancient of Days, Thank You; Alpha, Thank You; Omega, Thank You; The Beginning, Thank You; The Ending, Thank You; The One who was, Thank You; The One who is, Thank You; The One who is to come, Thank You!
Almighty God, Thank You; Wonderful, Thank You; Counsellor, Thank You; Mighty God, Thank You; Everlasting Father, Thank You; Prince of Peace, Thank You; The All-in-All, Thank You!
Glory be to Your Holy Name!
Thank You for what You did on Monday (Day 1); Thank You for what You did yesterday (Day 2); Thank You for what You are about to do now (Day 3).
Father, accept our Thanks in Jesus’ Name!
We Your children have gathered together to have an Encounter with You; Father, Please surprise us.
In Jesus’ Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen.
Let Someone shoot Hallelujah – Hallelujah.
God always reserves the best till the last – So, shake hands with one (1) or two (2) People and say: Welcome to the Best!
… And then, you may Please,be seated!
10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
32 And he looked around to see her that had done this thing.
33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what was done to her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
Tonight, when you leave this Place, you will be leaving in Peace – Amen!
You will be Whole Physically; Whole Financially; Whole Mentally and Whole Spiritually – Amen!
The woman in this Story examined herself and she was not satisfied with what she saw:
1. Physically, she was Bankrupt.
I mean, she was sick for twelve (12) years.
That’s a long time!
Getting steadily worse; had been transferred from one Doctor to the other and no result.
Let me start by saying that: In the Name that’s above every other name, every Sickness that has been growing steadily in your Life will end now – Amen!
2. She also discovered,she was Bankrupt Financially.
She had spent everything she had, but wasn’t satisfied with that.
All of you listening to me today or reading now on the Label of DMC; who are not satisfied with Poverty; the Tide will turn for you today – Amen!
I know there are some People who didn’t say Amen to that Prayer because they have a lot of money in the bank, so they are not Poor.
But I just want those People to remember that the Word of God says clearly: A Good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children – Proverbs 13:22.
So, if you are not sure that all you have in the bank will last three (3) Generations; then when I say: “The Tide is going to turn for you for the better; you better say Amen – Amen!
3. She also knew that she was under Bondage.
That what was happening to her wasn’t Natural – There is an enemy at work in her.
And in the Name of the One who is called the Lord of Hosts: anyone of us today listening to me now or reading now on the Label of DMC that is under the attack of any enemy; tonight, your Victory is certain – Amen!
So the woman looked at herself and said: “I am not satisfied with the way things are – Things can be better!
Because she knew she was made for God’s Pleasure; She knew that her Maker would not be Pleased with her Present situation (just like we discussed Monday).
And so she chose that she was going to do something about it – That she was going to initiate a Divine Encounter.
Jesus was Passing by, there was a crowd there and she just made up her Mind, “if the Mountain won’t go to Mohammed, Mohammed would go to the Mountain.”
“… If the Almighty is not going to collide with me; I am going to collide with Him!”
Then she said, “If I can just have an Encounter with my Maker, I know I will be made Whole.”
The Question is: “Was she right to have that kind of Expectation?”
I am going to share with very briefly – Just a little bit of Bible Study. And you are going to do something again that Probably, you have never done before.
But I assure you, in the Name of the One Who called me: This is one day, none of us will ever forget – Amen!
1. GOD IS A KING:
In Isaiah 66:1 He said, The Heaven is my Throne, and the Earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the Place of my rest?
… God said, the Heaven is my Throne.
Throne implies Kingdom.
He is saying: I have a Kingdom in Heaven; and whatever I say, goes!
Psalm 115:3 says: But our God is in the Heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath Pleased.
… Whatsoever Pleases Him in Heaven, that’s what He does.
2. GOD WANTS TO RULE AND REIGN ON EARTH:
He has a Throne there in Heaven – No Problem there in Heaven. But He wants to Rule and Reign on Earth also.
How do I know that?
The Lord Jesus Christ when He was teaching the Disciples how to Pray in Matthew 6:9-10; He said, After this manner therefore Pray ye: Our Father which art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven.
God says, “I want absolute Control on Earth also.” So, He decided to make you. And the ‘You’ I am talking about is “You”!
Who is that ‘You?’ – The DMC FAMILY MEMBERS!
He decided to make you His Ambassador – 2 Corinthians 5:20 says, you are God’s Ambassador.
I am going to ask you to Please, be child-like this evening. Even if it is only for this one (1) hour; forget how ‘big’ you are and become like a child.
You are going to believe like a child; you are going to behave like a child. And I am sure if you think very deeply, you can hardly find a better Life than that of a child.
Before they cry, People begin to run up and down to attend to them – A child reign in the family!
Even as God blesses children; He will bless someone today – Amen.
And so I want you to tell the Fellow next to you – It may sound childish: but tell him or her, “I am your Excellency, you know!”
I know it will be difficult at first – Say it again: I am your Excellency, because I am an Ambassador or the Most High.
God decided that He will make you a King or a Queen (if you are a woman).
You say, “Sir, where is that in the Bible?”
Revelation 1:5-6 says, He has made us Kings and Priests.
Why? So that He can remain the King of kings.
He is King and He wants to be King of kings – So, He decided to make you a King. Not just an ordinary King…
Pay attention to these words: “A king with Power!”
Because in Ecclessiates 8:4, the Bible says: Where the word of a King is, there is Power.
That is why, when we were talking about several things that God made:
– He made your hands to Clap;
– He made your legs to Dance;
– He made everything that is within you to bless His Holy Name.
We deliberately didn’t mention the smallest Part of your body – Your Tongue.
He made your Tongue to have Power!
Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and Life are in the Power of the tongue:”
There is Power in your mouth.
Tell the Fellow next to you: I am Royalty – God said so!
He made you so Powerful, that whatever you say is what is going to happen.
For example, Genesis 2:19, when God has created everything, He brought them to Adam and said: Okay Adam, “What do you want us to call these?” (And you know the rest of the Story).
Adam looked at this one and said, “Let this one be called a cow.” God said, thou shall be called a cow!
“Let’s call this own an Elephant.” God said, Elephant shall your name be!
God says, whatever I hear coming from your mouth, that’s what I will do to you.
In Numbers 14:28; He told Moses: Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:
Say this loud and clear, “The tide is turning for me today”.
Do I hear somebody say it loud and clear: The Tide is turning for me today!
For example, in 2 Kings 2:19-22; there was a crisis in a Town, and a Man of God arrived. And the People ran to him – “Help us!” (You know the Story).
He asked them to bring salt in a New Cruise. He collected it, went to the Source of their Problem; Poured the salt in, and made a Decree and said, “River, be healed!” He said, no more barrenness, no more death.
And the Bible says in 2 Kings 2:22 – So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake.
I want you to be Generous; turn to two (2) or three (3) People around you and say: From now on, it will be well with you – Amen!
Why and God put so much Power in your mouth?
It is because He made you in His image, He made you in His Likeness, He made you to have Dominion – According to Genesis 1:26-28.
And for you to be like Him – Not only in His Image, but in His Likeness.
Since He rules by Decree, it will be His Pleasure if you also rule by Decree.
In Genesis 1:1-3, He simply said: “Let there be Light” and there was Light!
And according to Job 22:22-28, He says, you go ahead and Decree – and I will establish it. He says, “so that I can hear it. For as long as I hear what you have said, I would give it my backing.
So He advised the ‘You’ that I am talking to – He says, when you open your mouth (and this is in Joel 3:10): Don’t say, I am weak. Say, “I am Strong!” Don’t say, I am poor….
… Say it loud and clear, “I am rich!”
That is not a bad beginning. ‘Rich’ is Good. But there are things better! There is Wealth, there is Prosperous, there is Flourishing.
So, open your mouth now and say the best – “I am Flourishing!”
He says, when you see a Mountain blocking your way; whatever that Mountain may be!
In Mark 11:22-23, He says, don’t come running to me, begging: “God, look at this Mountain, look at this man in my Place of work who does not want me to make Progress. Look at this Fellow who is blocking my Promotion.”
No! Speak to the Mountain – Open your mouth and say, Mountain move!
He says, say it so I can hear it with my ears.
I don’t want to tell Stories tonight, because this is our last night. And I know what God has told me He wants to do:
But there was the case of one of my children who was living in the same house as this woman who was not just a witch but a well-known witch.
I mean, ‘big’ people come to her for charms. And then in the Night, my son would be Praying (Praying in the Spirit). At times his friends would join him.
And because they were Praying, they were disturbing this woman. And my son came to me and said, there is this woman who is disturbing us. I said, move her! He refused.
For some time I didn’t see my son. The woman was troubling him,he was troubling the woman. So the woman reported him to one of the big Policemen and said that Armed Robbers were meeting in his Place. So they came, they arrested him.
But after some time, when they discovered that every Night that this boy was always Praying, they released him. But he has been bitten.
Well, you don’t want to know what our Prisons are like! He has been bitten by all the things that can bite.
So he came, his body full of rashes. I said, what happened? And he told me. I said, ‘I told you to move her.’ And so, he spoke, he told the Mountain to move! Within days, the Mountain has moved.
Tonight or as you read on the Label of DMC; open your mouth loud and clear and say – Mountain move!
Some of you also remembered the Story of one of my sons in a Town in Ondo State. He had a Factory and was Producing things.
But then, there was this Herbalist, a little bit directly opposite the Factory: and great men were coming to him there. And this Herbalist was sacrificing Human Beings.
So the Customers discovered that in that Particular area of the Town; children were getting missing. So they were not coming to the Factory again.
And I was visiting, my son told me, “I don’t know what we are going to do: There is this Herbalist with his hut under an Iroko tree and my Factory is not doing very well.”
I said, is that so! Let’s go there. We got there, I said, “show me the Iroko tree and the something under.” And he showed me. I stretched my hands…
There is a God called the Lord of Host. He didn’t say, joke with the devil. He didn’t ask you to beg the devil. What did He asked you to do? To resist the devil.
Anyway! So, we Prayed; three (3) days later, thunder fell. The Iroko tree caught fire; everything under the Iroko tree vanished. And suddenly, the Factory began to Prosper.
Well, say it loud and clear: Mountain, move!
… He didn’t ask you to tolerate demons, No! He asked you to cast them out!
How do you cast out demons?
Not by beating then, not by beating them with broom sticks. You speak, “demons get out!” They have to obey.
He asked you to resist the devil, He wants you to shame the devil.
He cast the devil out of Heaven.
You are His Ambassador, He asked you to resist the devil so he will flee.
How many of you will agree with me for just one (1) Minute; I want you to Decree: Any Accomplice of the devil on this Camp Ground, vanish!
I know there are others at various Locations – I used this Camp Ground because that is where I live.
You are going to say: Every Agents of the devil in my house, in my workplace, in my congregation, disappear!
Open your mouth and say it loud and clear – Amen!
I just want us to round up the Bible Study and then be able to go into action.
I told you we must become like babies.
You now, yesterday I asked you to Praise God. Some of you do, some of you didn’t do it the way it should be done because you are ‘big!’
But in Matthew 21:16 He says: And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast Perfected Praise?
… You must learn to Praise Him like babies.
I told us during the First Sunday of this year (RCCG Annual Thanksgiving Service, held on Sunday 1st January, 2023 at The National Headquarters Parish in Ebute Metta, Lagos Nigeria) – “How come God loves Praise so much?” It is because that is one of the reasons why He created you!
Before He created you, everything He made in Genesis 1; because you were not around to Praise Him, He was Praising Himself.
When He had finished the work on the first day, He said, “this is good.” The second to fifth day, He said “this is good!”
He was saying, “if Nobody is Praising me, I must Praise myself.”
Then on the sixth day He made You, and said now, this is very good!
Meaning what? “Here comes somebody who would Praise me.”
Oh, you may say, but He has Mighty Mass Choir in Heaven.
Oh Yes, billions of Angels!
But those ones are Praising Him without a Choice – They Praise Him without a choice!
But He made you with the ability to Choose, so that when you Praise Him – Somebody is not Praising Him out of choice.
That is why He says, I dwell in the Praises of my People.
And when you become like a baby and you Praise Him like a child; if you read Psalms 8:2 He said: Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained Strength.
Strength – Not Praise; now, Strength!
I. You Praise Him, you get Strength.
II. You sing Praises to Him, you get Strength.
Because you are going to need Strength for what is about to follow.
Because, whatever you Decree tonight, God is going to Establish it – Amen.
The Bible says when you are Born Again you become a baby.
That is why the Bible says you are Born Again.
And 1 Peter 2:2 says: As newborn babes, desire the Sincere Milk of the Word, that ye may grow thereby.
If you are truly Born Again, you become a baby.
You have seen the big People who became truly Born Again – You see them Praising God.
I. You see Royal Fathers dancing all the way to the Ground.
II. You see Vice Chancellors of the University dancing all the way to the Ground.
… They know what they are doing:
You Praise God Perfectly, you will be “Strong Perfectly”.
You Praise Him Perfectly, you can “Decree Perfectly”.
So, before we begin to behave like babies; if you are not yet Born Again; if you not yet a Child of God, you can’t be a baby. You must be Born Again.
So, if you have not surrendered your Life to Jesus Christ, to the extent of becoming like a baby. If you are not sure of your Salvation: if Pride is still holding you back, Particularly when it comes to Praising God:
Run forward and surrender to Jesus Christ now.
Let Him Change you from within; so that you’ll become like a baby – A Practical New baby.
Then out of your mouth will come Perfect Praise; and you will get Perfect Strength and then you can Decree Childishly and begin to see what is called Miracles.
So, if you want to give your Life to Jesus Christ, come now.
The Almighty God is waiting for you: To save your Soul, to transform you, to give you a brand New Beginning.
Your hands will soon be Clapping; your legs will soon be dancing. Oh, everything that is within you, would soon be beholding the Glory of God
Wherever you are right now or reading now on the Label of DMC; cry to Jesus Christ.
Tell Him: Save my Soul, I want to be Born Again, I want to become like a baby when Praising God, I want my Life to become Brand New.
Forgive me, Lord; Let Your Blood wash away my sins; receive me into the Family of God as a small baby and I will serve You for the rest of my Life.
And all of us, let’s Stretch our hands towards these our New Brothers and Sisters and intercede for them for about two (2) minutes.
Pray that the One who saved your Soul would save their own Souls also. Pray that God would have Mercy on them; that His Blood would wash away their sins.
Let’s talk to God! Praise Him, Magnify His Holy Name.
Thank You Father! In Jesus’ Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen.
PRAYER FOR SALVATION
My Father and my God, I just want to say Thank You!
Thank You for Your Word; Thank You for these People that have come forward to surrender to You.
Please remember Your Promise that whosoever will come to You, You will no wise cast out.
They have come now, Father, Please receive them, save their Souls, let Your Blood wash away their sins, write their names in the Book of Life and receive them into the Family of God.
From now on, when they cry unto You, Please answer them by Fire.
In Jesus’ Mighty Name, we have Prayed – Amen.
Now, I want to rejoice with those of you who have Genuinely surrendered your Life to Jesus Christ.
I want to assure you that from now, by the Grace of God, on a daily basis, I will be Praying for you.
So I want to know your names, your Address and your Prayer Requests.
Thank You Father!
… And the rest of us, let us do what God created our hands to do – To Clap for Him!
Let’s Clap for Him, so that our hands will never wither; let’s Clap for Him, so that our hands will never empty; let’s Clap for Him, so that whatever we touch will Prosper.
Thank You Father. Amen!
So, we are going to do one (1) or two (2) things very quickly.
First, to show Him that we are Genuine babies in His hands.
And I want you to know, no matter how old you are, you are a baby in the Hands of the One Who has been existing before the Mountains were brought forth.
The One whose name is the Ancient of Days, the One who never grows old, the One who is always the I AM THAT I AM, the One who has been wearing the same dress from Everlasting to Everlasting – Wearing Light!
We are going to go before Him like babies, and Praise Him like we have never done before.
… The way you went about it yesterday (Day 2); wasn’t good enough.
Just look at the way a child would do it – The way a child would sing, dance, Praise Him.
Just do it in a way He will look at you and say, “you are a Baby, I can carry you now.”
Let’s Stand! Just go ahead and Praise God like a baby – Sing, dance, jump if you have to jump. Shout, magnify His Holy Name. Show Him that you are a baby.
In Jesus’ Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen!
Tonight I am going to be Decreeing. But in order that we may Please just do the Decreeing and then you’ll be going;
Maybe we should just give our Offering first.
After we have given our Offering, then I will go ahead and make some Decrees.
Glory be to God – Hallelujah!
So, very quickly, let’s take our Offering. While you are getting your Offerings, let me remind you a Story you know very well.
A son of mine came to me and said, Sir, I am tired of my Present job, I want a better one. So, I have applied to a Company that I want to become their Deputy Managing Director. I am going for Interview tomorrow.
I said fine, let me Pray for you. He said, no, don’t Pray – Speak a word.
So, I said, alright, “the Interview will go well.” He said Amen, and he left.
The following day he came back very, very excited. “What happened?” He said, I Prepared very hard for the interview. But when I got there they asked me three (3) Questions:
1. What is your name? I told them.
2. What Post do you say you want? I told them.
3. And then they asked me, when can you start?
I said, congratulations!
He said No Daddy, speak another word.
I said okay, “your Progress in that Place of work will be rapid.” He said, Amen!
The following day he came back trembling!
What happened? He said, I got there and they asked me to go to the Board Room where they interviewed me the day before;
And they said to me, young man, after you left yesterday, our Managing Director resigned. Are you ready for the Position of the Managing Director?
I said, congratulations!
He said No Daddy! Speak another word.
So I said, okay “the One Who has started a good work in you will Perfect it” – AMEN!!!
… Thank God, I believe you are hearing!
The following day he came back trembling – almost unable to speak.
“What happened again?”
He said, when I got back to the office, they asked me to go to the Board Room. I got there;
The same People that interviewed me said: young man, we have discovered the reason why our Managing Director resigned. He has gotten a job in another Company where they doubled his Salary.
We don’t want you to leave is, so we will double your Salary.
I said congratulations!
He said No, Daddy speak another word.
So I said, “do you want to take the Company from the Owner?” (Laughter)!
That kind of Blessing, that you will say to God: This is becoming too much, Received it right now – Amen!
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Alright! Take your Offering, dance to the nearest basket to you (online) and drop your Offering – and the we will close.
Over to you Band!
I am about to speak a word. But before I do that, just to let you know that this is not a joking matter;
I want you to decree something to yourself – Make it something so big, that only God can do it.
Something extremely big!
Just for one (1) minute, Decree something big to yourself so that when it is done, you will remember tonight!
Say it with every Strength in you, make decrees about yourself.
In the Mighty Name of Jesus, I’m going to remain Whole for the rest of my Life!
In the Mighty Name of Jesus, my Prosperity will begin to Blossom!
In the Mighty Name of Jesus, demons will never come near me again!
In the Mighty Name of Jesus, every Mountain blocking my way and the way of my People, right now, move!
So shall it be! Glory be to God!
Thank You Father! In Jesus’ Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen.
FINAL FATHER’S BLESSINGS:
In the Name that is above every other name I hereby Decree:
That which you have asked for is done!
From now on, you will shout for Joy!
From now on, you’ll never know failure again!
That Person who is holding on to your Miracle will not be able to Sleep tonight!
The help that you need before the end of this week will come to you Speedily!
God will accept your Offering; He will accept you and use your Offering for His Glory.
And He will give you a thousandfold Returns!
You shall be Whole Physically, Materially and Spiritually!
From now on, God will use you for His Glory.
You will finish well; you will finish Strong and you will serve the Almighty God.
Demons will see you and run! The devil will stay away from you.
In the Kingdom of God, you will not be missing.
Go in Peace! The Almighty God will go with you.
So shall it be!
In Jesus’ Mighty Name I have Decreed – AMEN.