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SPECIAL RCCG ONLINE SUNDAY SERVICE

TOPIC: FOR WHOM THE HEAVENS OPEN- PART 9 (THE REASONS FOR OPEN HEAVENS – PART 2)

MINISTERING: *PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE*
DATE: 19TH MARCH 2023
BIBLE TEXT: *JOSHUA 5: 13-15*
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*SONG*

We bless You Lord You are Holy
Holy Lord
And forever You are Lord
We bless You Lord You are Holy
Holy Lord
And forever You are Lord
Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah; Hallelujah You are God
Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah; Hallelujah You are God

*OPENING PRAYER*

Our Father and our God, we bless You. Ancient of Days, we give You all Glory. Because You are Holy and Your Holiness Guarantees Your Faithfulness; because You are Holy, You can’t lie and when You speak it is done.
Oh we bless You Lord that we are Your Children and Your Word makes it clear that we are More Than Conqueror because You love us and so we know that it is Settled, and we shall Laugh Last. Please, accept our Thanks in Jesus Name.
As we continue with our Studies, my Father and my God; let the Heavens open again and let Miracles, Signs and Wonders happen in our lives.
In Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen!
Praise the Lord – Hallelujah!
Shake hands with one (1) or two (2) People and say: Good Day. God bless you Mightily today. And you may Please be seated.
*We will be looking at the Part 9 of our Series: “FOR WHOM THE HEAVENS OPEN”. And in the Part 8 of the Series, we started looking at Joshua 5: 13-15.*
13. And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?
14. And he said, Nay; but as Captain of the Host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the Earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?
15. And the Captain of the LORD’S Host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is Holy. And Joshua did so.
As a way of repetition; in the Part 8 of the Series; that we have been doing for us – This Sunday Afternoon Service, came as a result of the Lockdown that came during Coronavirus.
We thank the Almighty God that we survived Coronavirus – And in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ, if there is any relation of Coronavirus that is still to come; you will also survive (Amen).
But Coronavirus didn’t kill you Physically and so don’t let it kill you Spiritually. Because if you stop going to Church, long after the way has been cleared; it is because Coronavirus now wants to make sure that you get away from the Heat that is generated when the Children of God gathered together.
And before you know it – You who has been boiling hot for God, you who has been the first to get up on Sunday Morning and said that I must go to the House of the Lord because David said that I was glad when they said to me, let us go into the House of the Lord.
You are now sitting down at home, waiting for the Afternoon Sessiom where Daddy GO will be Preaching.
Thank God for this Series, Thank God that God has not said up till now: Stop it. If He has said Stop it, I will stop it immediately.
But if it continues – And I Pray that it will; don’t forget that it is not an alternate from going to Church. You survived Physically, make sure that you survived Spiritually.
Get Up and get back to Church; get back to “Corporate Anointing”; that is well Prepared in the Church.
And as you are saying “Amen”; there are hundreds of other People saying “Amen” with you – A Combination of their “Amen” is going to bring quick Answers to your Prayers.
And the Word of God made it abundantly clear – It says: Let all the People Praise thee Oh Lord. Then even God, our God will bless us and the whole Earth will fear before Him.
Do you know what that means?
When you are in a Congregation and together they are lifting up their voices together in Praise; then the kind of Blessings that will come down will bring fear to our enemies.
The Hallelujah alone in your room does not have the same impact as the Hallelujah you say in Church.
*Get back to Church and do so immediately – It is in your own Best Interest. And the Almighty God will bless you – Amen!*
And last week, we also said that there were several reasons why we said that the Heavens could open – That Heavens doesn’t just open but it opens on Purpose. And we said as follows:
1. Heavens could open because God wants to reach out to Pluck Out Someone Special out of the Jaws of Death.
And we gave Examples – Examples on Daniel and Peter.
2. Heavens could open because God wants to reach out to lift up Someone who is Practically drowning – Going deeper and deeper down. And the more he Struggles to get out, the deeper he goes.
God could Stretch Out and grab that Fellow because underneath are His Everlasting Arms.
And then He can now begin to Promote the Fellow.
3. We said that Heavens could also open because God wants to knock down Somebody who deserves to be knocked down.
And we gave an illustration that – When God discovered that a King was becoming “Too Big” for his shoes; He knocked him down for seven (7) years so that he could eat Grass like an animal.
4. Then we ended up by saying that the Heavens could open because God wants to arrest Someone who Particularly might be trying to block the way of the Spread of the Gospel of the Almighty God.
*Now, we will go on to other reasons why Heavens could open:*
*5. The Heavens could open to bring in a Brand New Era.*
When God wants to make a Mighty Change – Either in the Life of a Person or in the Life of a Family or in the Life of a Nation, then the Heavens can open.
And the Example can be found in Acts 10: 1-end.
If you read Verses 1 to 7; there you will see that the Heavens opened for a Man called a Cornelius.
This Man even though that he wasn’t a Christian, has steadily being serving God – Giving Offerings, Giving Alms, doing Good.
And one day, all his Labour of Love came up for Remembrance and the Heavens opened up unto him (Cornelius). God sent an Angel to him.
There are many of us who has been serving God steadfastly – We have been sowing, we have been Giving, we have been Tithing and God has been taking Note. He has been keeping Records.
God is a Great Record Keeper – There is Nothing you did for God in Secret that God does not Note.
The Bible says that He is such a Great Record Keeper that even if an hair on your head should fall to the Ground, God took Note.
*The Bible says that there is Nothing hidden before God – There is Nothing that you have done that God does not too Notice of.*
And the Bible says that God is not Unjust that He will forget all your Labours of Love.
Then all of a sudden, a Day came for Cornelius and the Heavens opened and an Angel Paid him a visit and told him that it is Time for Rewards.
*Oh, how I Pray that the Heavens will open unto you and your Harvest will begin – Amen!*
But at the same time that the Angel was visiting Cornelius, the Heavens was also opening to Someone called Peter – And you can read that one in Verses 9 to 20 – Because God needed Peter in what He was about to do in the Life of Cornelius.
So, while an Angel was visiting Cornelius, the Heavens was opening to Peter. And he saw a Vision – He saw a Vision that was going to Change his Theology because Peter was convinced that he must never go to the House of a Gentile and that he must never touch something that he called Unclean.
And God wanted to show to him that what you think is Unclean is no longer Unclean as I am about to do something.
*I’m believing God that there will be a New Era in your Life, a New Era in your Family and a New Era in our Church – Amen.*
Because I could remembered clearly the opposition that we faced when we said that we wanted to start what we called “The Model Parishes”.
It was supposed to be a New Era and the opposition was very stiff.
We needed our Churches to spread fast and in a Place like Lagos, they said that how will that happen?
And so we decided that well, there might not be buildings available to rent for Churches but there are Hotels.
And when we decided that we will be holding our Services even in Hotels, some People thought that the Hotel is a “House of Sin” – That was what they called it.
And when there were no more Hotels to hire; we said that we will move to Beer Parlours and Night Clubs.
And they told me that: How can you a Preacher of Holiness go and start Churches in Night Clubs?
I told them – All Night long on Saturday, they Party at Night Clubs; then on Sundays, they will be at home Sleeping. The Night Clubs is always free on Sunday Morning.
What about all the rubbish that has been done?
Oh, we will get there on Sunday Morning – We know Alcohol had flowed freely. Alcohol is called Spirit – We will bring in the Holy Spirit and clear up everything that God has not Planted in that Place.
*I Prayed that the Almighty God will open the Heavens to you and bring about a New Era in your Life, a New Era in your Business and a New Era in our Churches – Amen!*
*6. The Heavens could open when God wants to Introduce a Special Personality.*
In Matthew 3: 16-17; the Bible tells us that as Jesus Christ was coming out of the water where He has been Baptised; the Heavens opened and the Holy Spirit came like a Dove and alighted on Him and a Voice spoke from Heaven – This is my Beloveth Son in whom I am well Pleased.
… The Heavens opened, the Holy Spirit came!
*I Pray that as you are listening to me today or reading now on the Label of DMC – The Heavens will open, that the Holy Spirit will come afresh upon you and that God will speak concerning you and introduced ypu to the world afresh – Amen!*
*And He will let your friends, Relatives and Colleagues know that you are Special and that you are the Beloveth of God – Amen!*
I still remembered clearly the case of a Sister – She came to one of our Program and God spoke that there is one Person here, the Person who is not allowing you to marry unless she repents, she will die within a week.
And she got home, told the mother; the mother followed her to Chudch and was very upset with me.
But when I told her that I didn’t mentioned her name; she asked the girl to get out and said: Well, I’m not asking her not to marry. But it’s just that if she goes, who is going to take care of me?
And we sorted out the issue and within a week, Somebody who has been in the same Church with this girl for years! suddenly his eyes opened and he saw that this is the one God meant for me.
… God introduces her!
*May the Almighty God introduced you – Amen; may the Almighty God Point you out to Somebody who will help you – Amen.*
7. It took God to introduce Cornelius to Peter – Peter wasn’t coming to help a Gentile but God had gone ahead.
And He had told Cornelius that there is a Fellow called Peter – He called him by name; and gave the Address of where Peter was staying and said go and get him.
By the time the Messengers came, God spoke to Peter – Alright, some People are looking for you; go with them.
*When the Heavens opened, it brings Connections – It brings the one who needs Help to the one who can Help.*
*I am Praying that this week in Particular; the Almighty God will connect you to the one who can Help you – Amen; and then Prepare them ahead to come and bring you Help – Amen!*
8. And in Matthew 17: 1-7; on the Mount of Transfiguration, the Bible tells us that all of a sudden Jesus Christ transfigured before Peter, James and John.
The Heavens opened and they saw Elijah and Moses talking to the Lord Jesus Christ and then a Voice spoke to them – This is my Beloveth Son, in whom I am well Pleased hear ye Him.
It was not to be long before Jesus Christ departed from the world. And there are three (3) Special People who want to continue with the Ministry of Jesus Christ and they needed to be told Specifically – Obey this Fellow; whatever He asked you to do; that is what you must do.
*When the Heavens opened, the Almighty God can guarantee your Legacy – He can take care of what is going to happen after you have gone!*
*When the Heavens open, He can introduce you to those who will help you even after you have gone!*
*As the Elders will say: The one who helps you after you have gone is more important than the one who helps you when you are here!*
*Some of us needs the Heavens to open so that God can introduce us to those who will help us even after we have gone!*
*I Pray that the Almighty God will open the Heavens unto you and send or introduce you to those People who will be helpful to your children even after you have gone – Amen!*
*9. When the Heavens open, it could be to Welcome Home a Great Warrior of Jesus Christ.*
… The Heavens could open when a Warrior is going Home.
I’m sure many of you will say that we don’t want to talk about that because we are not ready to go home yet.
*I agree – And in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ, none of you will die Young (Amen).*
But it is Appointed unto Man to die – Everybody has an Appointed Time and when that Times comes; there is Nothing anybody can do.
So, what is crucial is to be ready for that Time when the Appointed Time will come.
In Acts 7: 55-56; the Bible said that while Stephen was about to die; the Heavens opened – He lifted up his eyes and he saw the Lord Jesus Christ Standing.
Now, the Bible says that when the Lord Jesus Christ finished His works, he wasn’t Standing but was seated.
Colossians 3:1; the Lord Jesus Christ was seated at the Right Hand Side of God.
But on this occasion, Jesus Christ was Standing.
What does that mean?
You know because in John 14: 1-3; the Bible says: Let not your Heart be troubled; you believed in God, believes also in me. In my Father’s House, there are many Mansions; if it were not so, I won’t have told you that I am going to Prepare a Place for you and when I Prepare a Place for you, I will come for you.
Jesus Christ saw a Warrior finishing his Assignment – He was a Young Man, he wasn’t old but he has finished his Assignment.
*Let me tell you one thing – I Pray for you that after you have finished your Assignment here on Earth, you will not spend an extra Day in this “Wretched World” (Amen).*
*My Prayer is that you will finished your Assignment – That you will finish Strong, that you will finish well and I Pray that you will never become a Relic (Amen).*
*A Relic is Someone who used to be useful and is no longer useful.*
*Oh Lord, before I become a Relic, Please take me Home – Amen!*
And I want to assure you that going to Heaven is easy – If you lift up your eyes and you already see the Lord Standing to say: Come Home my son, I am waiting for you.
I am sure that Stephen was glad – He was so glad that he Prayed for those who are killing him.
I believed that he Prayed that Prayer as a “Prayer of Gratitude” – Thank You for sending me Home!
Before I have told you before – The only thing that will not allow you to kill yourself after you have seen Heaven is because if you commit suicide, you won’t make it to Heaven.
*So, the Heavens opened to say: Welcome to a Warrior who had finished well!*

*ALTAR CALL*

And I want to encourage those of you who have not given your Life to Jesus Christ – You don’t even know where you are going.
Let me tell you the Truth – Jesus Christ made it clear: Unless you are Born Again; you can’t even see the Kingdom of God, not to talk of entering in.
Don’t delay, rush to Jesus Christ today; surrender your Life to Him so that if death come tomorrow because it can come anytime; you will have Nothing to fear because Jesus Christ will come and take you Home.
Remember what David said – He said that even though I walk through the Shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me.
If you have Confidence that Jesus Christ will come for you, you will have no fear of death.
That is why every True Child of God are fearless – We know that we won’t go on the Journey alone as the Lord will be with us,
And He can be with you too if you can surrender your Life to Him today.
So, if you want to give your Life to Jesus Christ; wherever you are, go to the nearest Altar to you or Stand Up wherever you are or even reading now on the Label of DMC – Just show the Almighty God that I am deciding for you.
Cry to Him now – Ask the Lord to save your Soul, ask Him to be Merciful unto you, ask Him to wash you Clean with His Blood, Promise Him that you will serve Him, you will do His Will from this moment onwards.
And I will join you in Prayers and He will save your Soul.
Thank You Father. For in Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen!

*PRAYER FOR SALVATION AND CLOSING PRAYER*

My Father and my God, I want to bless Your Holy Name for Your Words.
Thank You for the Power in Your Words, Thank You for these People who has made up their Minds that they will want to do Your Will from now on.
Please receive them, have Mercy on them, save their Souls and wash them Clean with Your Blood and receive them into the Family of God.
So that if at any time they have to leave this world, you will be with them.
And Please Lord, I Pray that every Prayers that they Pray from now on, you will answer them by Fire.
Thank You Almighty God. For in Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen.
Praise the Lord – Hallelujah!
Now, I rejoice with those of you who has given your Life to Jesus Christ today. I want to Promise you that from now on, I will be Praying for you.
So, Please as quickly as Possible; get in Contact with me – I will love to know your name, your Address and your Prayer Requests.
And then, locate the nearest The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) to you – Tell the Pastor there that 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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