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PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE SPECIAL RCCG ONLINE SUNDAY SERVICE FOR 26TH NOVEMBER 2023

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SPECIAL RCCG ONLINE SUNDAY SERVICE

TOPIC: FOR WHOM THE HEAVENS OPEN – PART 31 (CASE STUDY OF JOSHUA (PART 18) – “CAN A CHRISTIAN PRONOUNCE A CURSE?”)

MINISTERING: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE

DATE: 26TH NOVEMBER 2023

BIBLE TEXT: JOSHUA 6: 26-27

Let Us Pray!

SONG

Blessed be the Name of the Lord
He is Worthy to be Praised and Adore
So we lift up Holy Hands in one Accord
Singing Blessed be thy Name
Hallelujah
Blessed be thy Name
Hallelujah
Blessed be thy Name of the Lord.

Faithful is the Name of the Lord
He is Worthy to be Praised and Adore
So we lift up Holy Hands in one Accord
Singing Faithful is thy Name
Hallelujah
Faithful is thy Name
Hallelujah
Faithful is thy Name of the Lord.

Jesus is the Name of the Lord
He is Worthy to be Praised and Adore
So we lift up Holy Hands in one Accord
Singing Jesus is thy Name
Hallelujah
Jesus is thy Name
Hallelujah
Jesus is thy Name of the Lord.

OPENING PRAYER

Father Almighty, we bless Your Name.

Thank You because Your Name is Faithful and Your Name is Amen.

You are the Way, the Truth and the Life; You are the Unchangeable Changer; You are the Covenant Keeping God; You are so Reliable as it is impossible for You to fail.

We Worship You that we have a Reliable God as our Father.

Covenant Keeping God; Please accept our Thanks in Jesus Name.

My Father and my God, we trust You for all the Promises You have made to us.

Even those of them that are yet to be Fulfilled; Father fulfill today.

In Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen!

Praise the Lord – Hallelujah!

Well, you may want to greett one (1) or two (2) People and tell him/her that: God will be Faithful to you.

And then, you may Please be seated.

We are now moving to Part 31 in our Series: “For Whom The Heavens Open”.

And we will be looking at: Joshua 6: 26-27

26. And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this City Jericho: he shall lay the Foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.

27. So the LORD was with Joshua; and his fame was noised throughout all the Country.

 

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RECAP FROM OUR LAST SERIES

I. We have learnt of the danger of Ingratitude – That if we are Ungrateful, we are Placing ourselves under a Curse.

II. We have learnt about the Power of Gratitude – That among many other things, if you are Grateful, God will bless you beyond Expectations.

III. We have learnt that our God is a Covenant Keeper and so we His Children must also be a Covenant Keepers.

And that whenever we make a Promise, we must fulfill the Promise.

Today, we will come against something very somehow a little bit disturbing! – We see Joshua Placing a Curse on whoever will rise up to rebuild the City of Jericho!

And as we will find out – The moment he Pronounced the Curse, the City became Cursed!

It took several years down the Line for Elisha to come to Jericho to break this Curse.

A Curse is a very, very Powerful Force.

As a matter of fact, we have Probably learnt that the two (2) most Powerful Forces on Earth will be a Curse or a Blessing!

I’m Praying for those of you listening to me today or reading now on the Label; that if there is any Curse upon you or your family; may the Curse be destroyed today – Amen!

I said that this Place is a bit disturbing because it leads us to the Question – “CAN A CHRISTIAN PRONOUNCE A CURSE?”

So, we will be digging deep today as we remind ourselves one more time that – “There is time for everything (Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8).

1. As a Child of God, you need to know that there is Time to be a Lamb.

Following the Example of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself who of course is our Number One Example.

John 1:29; John said: Behold the Lamb of God who taketh away the sins of the world.

… Jesus Christ definitely was a Lamb.

As a matter of fact, in John 10: 17-18; Jesus Christ said that I lay down my Life and Nobody took it from me.

That was when they came to Crucify Him (Jesus Christ) and He told Peter that I could have told my Father to send a Legioj of Angels and all these People could have been wiped out. But I lay down my Life; afterall I am a Lamb.

2. But there is a Time also to be a Lion.

When you read Revelation 5: 5-6; the Bible spoke about the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. And it was talking about the Lord Jesus Christ..

Even while He was still here on Earth, in Matthew 21: 12-13; the Bible tells us that when He entered into the Temple and He saw those who are buying and selling there.

Oh, the Lion came forth – He wiped them, overturned their tables.

… it wasn’t the Lamb that was doing that but the Lion.

3. So, there is Time for every Christians to be as Gentle as a Dove.

Matthew 10:16, the Lord said that I’m sending you forth into danger and so I want you to be Gentle as a Dove but as Wise as a Serpent.

4. So, there is a Time to be Gentle as a Dove but Beloveth, there is a Time to resist even the devil.

There is a Time when the Lion in you must roar.

In James 4:7; the Bible made it clear that if you have Submitted to God; you are a Child of God.

Hey, you must Stand and fight the devil – Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

5. There is a Time to be a Worshipper.

John 4: 23-24; God says: God is a Spirit, those who Worship Him must Worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.

There is a Time when you have to be in Church, Worshipping God, Praising Him, Lifting Up your hands; to the Almighty God, Singing and Dancing beautifully,

6. But there is a Time to be a Mountain Mover.

You that is dancing just now, leading Worship, leading the Choir; there is a Time when you are to be a Mountain Mover.

Mark 11:23 – The Time that you the same Choir Master, Worship Leader, there is a Time you will tell Mountains to move,

For Example, in Acts 13: 6-12; Paul was Preaching and there was this Socerer disturbing him.

Gentle Apostle Paul, commanded that the Socerer be Blind for a Season.

Like I have always said, I wondered why he added “For a Season” – Because that Fellow could have died Blind.

But he moved the Mountain out of the way and the Governor gave his Life to Jesus Christ.

7. Are we to bless a Witch in the Church? Are we to bless Someone who is trying to hinder the work of God? – I’m not quite sure.

There is a Time to be Emotional, Gentle, Meek and Sympathetic.

Romans 12:15 says that we are to weep with those who weep.

I went to Comfort one of my sons some years ago – He lost his wife years before, remarried and then lost the Second wife.

I went there, encouraged him et cetera et cetera.

And it was time to go and I burst into tears. People began to say: Daddy, Daddy; you shouldn’t be crying.

Leave me alone! I told them that Jesus Christ Himself cried.

There is a Time like that – When you feel for Somebody who has gone through a Major Tragedy and you weep.

It is accepted as you are to weep with those who weep.

8. But there is a Time to Rebuke.

Isaiah 54:17 says: Hey, no weapon formed against you shall Prosper.

But it says every Tongue that rises up against you in Judgement; it didn’t say smile at it, it says thou shall rebuke.

… It is the Bible that says so – You must compare Scriptures with Scriptures.

9. There is a Time to raise the Dead.

In Acts 9: 36-41; Dorcas died.

Dorcas was a very Great Woman, very Generous and taking care of the Needy.

And they came to tell Apostle Peter – We have lost a very Great Benefactor; help us.

The Bible tells us that Peter went with them and when he got there; the People were there weeping, showing him all the Great Works this woman had done.

And so Peter went in, did what the Lord Jesus Christ did in the house of Jairus – Drove out all the Mourners, followed the Example of Jesus Christ and brought back Dorcas back to Life,

10. Whether you believed it or not, there is a Time to Kill.

The same Peter in Acts 5: 1-11; killed husband and wife in one Sunday Service.

Husband came and lied and Peter decreed his Death.

The wife came and lied again in cooperation with her husband and the same Peter said, go and join your husband in Hell.

There are Times to raised the Dead and of course Time to Kill.

Remember that it is written in Matthew 15:13 – Jesus Christ said that every Plants my Father did not Plant shall be rooted up.

I decree today that every Plants that God has not Planted in your Life, shall be rooted up – Amen!

How many of you remembered the Story of one Lady who must have been Demon Possessed who suddenly came and said that I am her husband.

How can I be your husband? I am happily married and I’m a Preacher? She said that you are joking.

I mean she came face-to-face with my wife and told her that you won’t let me marry him? I will kill you.

I called her husband and called the family – She didn’t yield.

I involved Senior Officers of the Police to tell her never to come to the Redemption Camp again – She wouldn’t Change.

And then I travelled to London – In those days, there was no Mobile Phones.

As I was entering the house where I was going to stay, the Phone rang. And who was on the other end of the Phone? The same woman!

She said, welcome.

I said who are you? She said so you don’t know my voice? She said that I am in the next bust stop and I will soon be with you.

Then I knew that I had a Problem.

And of course, I told her – You come here, the Police will Pick you up.

And then, I turned to God – God what am I going to do?

What is going on? I didn’t tell anyone that I was going to London. How did she know?

And the Almighty God said – As long as you allowed the Mountain to stay, it will stay,

I decreed that Mountain move – They brought her back to Nigeria in a coffin.

I decree today – Every Mountains in the Life of every Child of God listening to me today or reading now on the Label of DMC; the Mountain will move – Amen!

11. There is a Time to ignore a Fool.

Proverbs 26:4 says: Don’t answer a Fool.

… So, just ignore him.

12. But the same Proverbs 26:5 (The next Verse) says that you better answer a Fool or he may think that he is Wise.

So occasionally, you have to deal with a Fool and deal with such Fool firmly.

You will remember that during the Last RCCG Annual Convention 2023; that I asked you to Pray a Prayer when some Fools began to talk about me using Demonic Forces.

That if I’m lying and if I’m Pretending, that God should kill me before the following Morning.

Thank God I’m still here!

DMC NOTES: We can get to Watch a Glimpse of this Challenging Prayer raised by Pastor E.A Adeboye during The RCCG Annual Convention 2023 on this Link:

But Someone said: What are we going to do with those People who are making Noise?

I said that we don’t need to bother about them because God knows how best to deal with False Prophets. The only thing is that I won’t beg God to be Merciful unto them as I will just keep my mouth shut.

13. There is a Time to bless.

Romans 12:14 says, oh bless o and Curse not.

14. But you must also remember that there is a Time to Curse.

2 Timothy 4:14; Paul said Alexander the Coppersmith did me a lot of evil. He said that God will deal with him.

– You need to know that you are a Child of the Lamb and at the same time, you are the Child of a Lion.

In you, there is a Combination of the Lamb and the Lion!

What you need to Pray about today is that God should let you know when to be a Lamb and when to be a Lion – Amen!

– You must constantly remember that God is Love (1 John 4:8).

But also in Hebrews 12:29; He is also the Consuming Fire.

So, you want to ask the Question – Why did Joshua Cursed Jericho?

Because remember what he said – This City must never be rebuilt.

Anyone who wants to rebuild this City, he said that I Cursed the Fellow.

1. He (Joshua) was simply saying: According to Nahum 1:9 – Affliction must not arise the Second Time.

I. If you have been through “Serious Problems” and God brings you out; you reserved the right to decree that the Problem will never come again.

II. If Someone has caused you a lot of Problems; learn to forgive, learn to forget but take Precautions that the Fellow will never have the Opportunity to give you another Problem.

I have said it – If I have a Treasurer who steals my money.

I will forgive, I will forget but he will never be my Treasurer again.

I think that is what being Wise as a Serpent is talking about.

2. And you need to remember that it is whatever you allowed that will be allowed in Heaven.

Matthew 18:18 – That is where Jesus Christ says: Whatever you bind on Earth, will be bound in Heaven and whatever you loose on Earth, will be loosed in Heaven.

Do you want another Wall of Jericho across your Paths?

Do you want another Hindrance to block your Progress?

It is up to you – If you allowed it, it will be allowed; but if you reject it, it will be rejected.

Afterall, Proverbs 18:21 says: Death and Life are in the Power of the Tongue.

… It all depends on how you use it.

And Joel 22:28 says that you shall decree a thing and it will be established unto you.

I told you during the Last RCCG Annual Convention 2023 that if you Command every Sickness, every Diseases to leave your body and you mean it; the Suckness and Disease will obeyed you.

But if you will allow it to stay, it is up to you.

Now I Close with this Little Story:

Years ago, a Man was coughing very bad and we went to Pray for him.

And do you know what he said – Pray that my cough will be going small, small.

Why don’t you Command this thing to get out of here?

Are you the one coughing? – No sir!

Today, we are going to use the Power of your Tongue to decree that everything you don’t want in your Life be Cursed and they will get out of you – Amen!

God will grant your Request in Jesus Name – Amen!

ALTAR CALL

Now, for those of you who are not Born Again; you are still sinning because you allowed it.


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The devil is still using you because you allowed the devil.

But you can make up your Mind – Devil, leave me alone now as I’m going to the Lord Jesus Christ and I’m going to the Light as I am tired of Darkness.

… And Jesus Christ will receive you!

So, if you will bow your Head now and cry to the Lord Jesus and say: Save my Soul, and I don’t want to have anything to do with the devil anymore.

And He will receive you!

Bow your Head now and I will Pray with you!

PRAYER FOR SALVATION AND CLOSING PRAYER

My Father and my God, I want to Thank You for Your Words and I want to Thank You for those who are making up their Minds now that they don’t want to have anything more to do with sin and Forces of Darkness.

Father, Please receive them; save their Souls; let Your Blood wash away their sins, set them Free from Yokes of Darkness and receive them into the Family of God.

And I Pray that from now on, the devil will stay away from them and whenever they Call on You, You will answer them by Fire.

As for all Your Children who are listening to us today or reading now on the Label of DMC; whatever they disallowed today, let it be disallowed in Heaven; let only what they allowed be allowed.

In Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen!

Ppraise the Lord – Hallelujah!

Now I rejoice with those of you who has given your Life to Jesus Christ today.

Please go to the nearest The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) to you and tell the Pastor there that I sent you because you have just given your Life to Jesus Christ and he will tell you what to do next.

God Bless You!

Praise the Lord – Hallelujah!!!

Thank you so much for staying all through to read.

 


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