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RCCG JANUARY 2024 HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE

TOPIC: FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOP

MINISTERING: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE

DATE: 4TH JANUARY 2024

BIBLE TEXT: JOHN 21: 15-19

TOPIC: FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOP PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE

SONG

We bless You Oh Lord of Heaven and Earth
We bless You Oh Lord of Heaven and Earth
Heaven and Earth
Heaven and Earth
Hallelujah
Heaven and Earth
Oh, Heaven and Earth.

OPENING PRAYER

We bless You Lord – God of Heaven, God of Earth, God of Times and Seasons.

Thank You for what happened in 2023, Thank You that we Survived, Thank You that we are now in 2024 and Thank You for the Wind that is already Blowing.

Oh Father, accept our Worship in Jesus Name.

Tonight as we gather together at Your Table, Father we Pray that You will do something New in our lives.

Tonight Father, in Your Own Miraculous Way, heal again, Set Free again, Glorify Your Name again.

In Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen!

Let Someone shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah!

Shake hands with one (1) or two (2) People you haven’t seen this Year and say: “Happy New Year”, God Bless You!

John 21: 15-19

15. So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my Lambs.

16. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my Sheep.

17. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my Sheep.

18. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast Young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.

19. This spake he, signifying by what Death he should Glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.

If you read the Story from Verse 1, you will noticed that Peter said to some People around him – He said: “I go Fishing” and the others said that we will go with you.

And the Bible said that they tried All-Night and they caught Nothing.

But when it was Morning, they saw Somebody walking on the other side of the Lake and that one called out to them and said: Children, have you any meat? And they said None.

And he said, cast your Nets towards your right and they did and they caught a lot of fish.

Oh they realised that, that is not an Ordinary Person calling and John the Beloveth said that “It is the Lord”.

And the Bible said that Peter jumped out from the boat and ran towards the Lord Jesus Christ.

When they finally arrived, the Lord said to them: Come and Eat.

And they saw that he was already cooking fish by the other side and they didn’t see any Net.

Which means that they didn’t see any means by which the fish was caught and they didn’t ask Questions but just sat down to eat.

That is when we now come to Verse 15 where we Picked the Story from.

After they had dined,

I. Jesus Christ said to Peter: Peter, do you love me more than these People?

Peter said: Lord, You know I Love You.

Then He said: Okay feed my Lambs.

II. He asked him the Second Time: Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? – This second time around, the Lord did not say more than this?

He said: Oh Lord, I Love You.

III. The Lord said to him the third time: Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me?

He said that I think I understand now – I know that You are referring me to something. You know all things – I might have failed You in the Past but I Love You.

For some of you here today or reading now on the Label of  – This is going to be a New Dawn for you (Amen)

Tonight, we are gathered together for a very, very, very Special Meal:

1. A MEAL TO ERASE ALL PAST FAILURES.

Because you know very well in Matthew 26: 69-75 – Peter denied Jesus Christ three (3) but he knew Jesus Christ.

And so the Lord gave him an opportunity to say with the same mouth that denied Him: “I Love You” – That’s why He asked him three (3) times!

By the time He was asking him the third time, Peter knew that I know you are referring to my Failures.

I failed You three (3) times, I repented because he wept bitterly – You know all things; You know why I failed but I still Love You.

Some of us failed in 2023 – Some of us failed badly in 2023 but we were very sorry.

And by the Special Grace of God, You are here tonight because the Almighty God in His Infinite Mercy has decided not to allow any Carry Over!

I’m believing God for you that this will be a New Beginning – Amen!

And I’m sure that you understand that the food they ate that Day was Prepared by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself – They didn’t do any Cooking.

He (Jesus Christ) caught the fish, whatever means He used to Prepare the Meal – Just as the Holy Communion, you have no Contributions towards it:

– The Bread is Symbolising the Body of Christ.

– The Wine is Symbolising His Blood.

2. WE ARE COMING TO A MEAL NOT ONLY TO ERASE THE PAST BUT BRING A NEW COMMISSIONING.

Because each time Peter said: “I Love You”, God gave him an Assignment:

– Feed my Lambs
– Feed my Sheep
– Feed my Sheep

I. FEED MY LAMBS – He is saying: Don’t just win Souls, follow them up.

New Born Again Christians are like babes – He expects Somebody to look after them until they become Established.

He is expecting everyone of us to be in the “Follow Up” Team in all our Churches!

He said: “Feed my Lambs” – Take care of those who has just become Born Again!

So, don’t just eat and drink tonight; eat and drink with a Determination that this Year (2024); like never before, not only will you win Souls, you will follow them up until they become Established.

… And then He said, don’t just feed my Lambs;

II. FEED MY SHEEP – Even those who are already grown in the Lord, they need your Help and your Encouragement so that they won’t backslide.

Even those who are Standing the Bible says that they should take heeds lest they fall.

And in a time of Hardship Times when things are Hot; it takes Brothers and Sisters helping one another to survive!

… He (Jesus Christ) told Peter: Feed my Sheep.

III. He even repeated twice: “FEED MY SHEEP”.

This simply means that there are two (2) Categories of Sheep:

– There are those who are Matured Christians.

– And there are those who are “More Matured” than the Matured Christians.

He is not only expecting you to take care of the Matured Christians; He is expecting you to lift up the hands of the Ministers!

This Year, we are beginning anew in the areas where we have failed in the Past:

– Failed to take care of New Converts.

– Failed to take care of the Members of the Congregation; who you could even call Adults,

– Failed to take care of Ministers of God.

Because the Bible made it clear – Those who feed you Spiritually, you should make sure that you take care of them Materially!

The Lord is saying: “No Carry Over” but start afresh – Feed my Lamb, feed my Sheep, feed my Sheep!

3. IT IS A MEAL THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BRING YOU INTO A CLOSER RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

Because the Lord ended up by saying to Peter – Follow me!

Some of us are already following Him but He is Calling you for a Closer Relationship.

God is expecting you this Year to follow Him more Intimacy!

He expects you to be much more Closer to Him than you have ever been.

When you read the Story in 1 Kings Chapter 18; as to what happened on Mount Carmel.

Elijah was already on the Mountain Top – On Top of Mount Carmel when he called down Fire from Heaven.

But when he said that I have heard the Sound of Abundance of Rain, the Bible said that he climbed higher still.

Maybe Last Year (2023), you are Praying and Fire was falling; this Year (2024), God wants you to Pray and there shall be Showers of Blessings!

But if you want to do that, you have to climb higher still – You have to get Closer to Him.

4. IT WAS A MEAL THAT WAS TO RESTORE DESTINY

The Meal that you are about to Partake of tonight, is a Meal to restore your Destiny – Amen!

God has a Purpose for your Life and many of us because of one thing or the other, because of all the diversions of Life; we are no longer where we ought to be according to God’s Plan for our lives.

But I’m believing God for all of you tonight – That as you Partake of this “Very Special Meal”; you will be on your way back to your Destiny – Amen!

I once gave an illustration of Someone who is heading shall we say towards Ilorin (NOTES: Capital City of Kwara State Nigeria) – And it is towards the Northern Part of Nigeria going from Lagos.

And the fellow gets to the Junction along the road going to Abeokuta/Shagamu (NOTES: Both are Cities in Ogun State Nigeria) and instead of going further towards Ibadan ( NOTES: Capital City of Oyo State, Nigeria) and then from there to ilorin; for one reason or the other, he sidetracked and branched at the Junction to the right.

At a time when he should be in Ibadan, he found himself in Ijebu Ode (A City in Ogun State Nigeria) – That is towards the Eastern Part of Nigeria from Lagos.

When he realises that: Oh, I’m going in the wrong direction, what he has to do is to retrace his steps – Come back to that Junction where he veered off and now begin to go in the right direction.

I don’t know how many of us already veered off?

I am Praying that by the time you finished the Meal tonight, God will open your eyes – He will show you where you veered off and bring you back to the Point you make mistake so that you can now begin to go in the direction of your Destiny.

PROPHECY: The Lord asked me to tell Someone that no matter how far gone you are; if you return to Him tonight, He will Speed your Way to Recovery.

5. But most importantly, it wasn’t long after this Meal that Peter had with the Lord Jesus Christ that we heard what happened on the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2: 1-4.

When you look at your Bible, you will discovered that John 21 is the last Chapter in the Book of the Gospel of John. And the Book that followed that is “The Acts of the Apostles”.

It wasn’t long after that Story that we are talking about in John Chapter 21 that we came to Acts 2: 1-end.

It wasn’t long after Peter ate this Meal that the Day of Pentecost came and on the Day of Pentecost, the Wind blew.

And by the time the Wind blew, it blew Peter all the way to the Top!

IT WAS A MEAL BEFORE THE WIND BEGIN TO BLOW.

This Year, the Lord has told us that the Wind is already Blowing!

After tonight’s Meal, it will blow Somebody all the way to the Top – Amen!

Tonight Meal is not an Ordinary Holy Communion Meal!

You will say: Daddy, that is what you always say – I know, but this one is different.

It is a Meal that is going to Preceed the Blowing of the Wind for Someone – Amen

You will eat this Meal worthily, the Wind will blow in your Favour!

And very soon, you will be at a Height you have never thought that you can ever reach – Amen!

ALTAR CALL

That is why I’m appealling to you – Don’t eat this Meal unworthily.

You know, when the Wind blows – It can blow in your Favour or it can blow Contrary.

So, if you are not a True Child of the Living God, if you are not sure of your Salvation; I appeal to you right now to come and Surrender your Life to Jesus Christ.

This is a New Dawn and a New Beginning!

If you are a Backslider, Please come – The Lord is ready to Help you return.

I’m going to count from one (1) to five (5) – If you want to give your Life to Jesus Christ and you really mean Business and you really want to come back, come now! I’m counting.

Now, those of you already infront and those of you on the way, cry to the Almighty God – Ask Him to have Mercy on you, ask Him to save your Soul, ask Him to forgive all your sins, ask Him to take over your Life from on and give you a Brand New Beginning.

Tell Him that you are saying bye bye to a Life of sin and from now on, you want to Serve Him and do His Will.

And then, let the rest of us Stretch our hands towards these People and Intercede for them:

Pray that the One who saved your Soul will save their own Souls also.

Pray that God will give them a Brand New Beginning.

Please intercede for them!

In Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen!

PRAYER FOR SALVATION

My Father and my God, I want to bless Your Holy Name.

I want to Thank You for Your Goodness, I want to Thank You for Your Mercy and I want to Thank You for Your Words.

I want to Thank You for all those who has heard Your Words this Evening and have decided to Surrender their lives to You.

I want to Thank You for all the Backsliders that has decided to come back home.

Father, Please accept our Thanks in Jesus Name.

As many that have come to You Father, Please receive them, forgive all their sins, let Your Blood wash them Clean, save their Souls and write their names in the Book of Life.

Give them a Brand New Beginning and from now, let them serve You alone.

And when they Pray, Please answer them by Fire.

Thank You Almighty God.

And I Pray that all Backsliders will be fully restored and they will never backslide again.

In Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen!

Praise the Lord – Hallelujah!

ADMINISTRATION OF THE HOLY COMMUNION

And so when you take the Bread tonight, you are going to Thank God – But in His Infinite Mercy, He has decided that you have not brought “Carry Over” into the New Year.

So, you will Praise Him, Magnify His Holy Name as we eat the Bread.

When it comes to the Wine, we are going to be crying unto the Lord that the Wind that is already Blowing, will blow in our Favour.

The Lord Jesus Christ; the very Night in which He was betrayed took the Bread and when He has given Thanks, He broke it saying: Take, Eat; this is my Body broken for you; do this in Remembrance of Me.

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit – Amen!

In Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen.

Shall we Stsnd on our feet?

When you drink the Wine tonight, Pray as Instructed very well with all your Heart.

After the same manner also; He took the Cup when He has sup, saying: This Cup is the New Testament in my Blood, Please do ye as oft as you drink it in Remembrance of Me.

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit – Amen!

In Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen.

So shall it be in Jesus Name – Amen!


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Please be seated for a while – Pass the cups to the aisles.

THANKSGIVING

And then, let’s take an Offering to say Thank You to the Lord for forgiving our Pasts, for a New Beginning and towards the Restoration of our Destiny.

Let’s Thank Him because the Wind is already Blowing and it is going to blow in our Favour!

You should just dance to the nearest Basket – Drop your Offering and rejoice with as many People as Possible because it is a New Beginning!

Over to you Band!

CLOSING PRAYER

Eternal Rock of Ages, the Unchangeable Changer – We Worship You.

Thank You for the Mysteries of the Holy Communion, Thank You that everyday You are showing us Greater and Deeper Things and Thank You for the opportunity that we can be Partakers.

Father, Please accept our Thanks in Jesus Name.

My Father and my God, I’m Praying for all of you who are Partaking of this Particular Holy Communion; the Wind that is already Blowing will blow in your Favour.

I’m asking that the Wind will blow them to Heights they can’t Dream Possible.

Let Your Wind blow Mightily in their Favour and Clear their ways of every Obstructions in Jesus Name.

Please receive their Thanksgiving Offering, bless it Lord, use it for Your Glory.

And I Pray Lord, that Your Word will blow Prosperity into their lives.

Lord even by this Time tomorrow, let everyone here have Testimonies.

In Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen!

I want an Hallelujah that will sound as if the Wind is already Blowing in your Favour – HALLELUJAH!!!

Thank you so much for staying all through to read.


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