THIS IS A YEAR THAT IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER YEARS. THE LAST TIME THERE WAS A YEAR LIKE THIS WAS 1,011 YEARS AGO. THE NEXT TIME WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A YEAR LIKE THIS IS 911 YEARS FROM NOW. THIS IS A YEAR YOU SEE ONLY ONCE IN YOUR LIFETIME.
THERE IS NOTHING YOU ASK FROM GOD THAT GOD WILL CONSIDER TOO BIG. WE ARE DEALING WITH A GOD WHO IS MORE THAN SUFFICIENT.
SOME YEARS AGO ONE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF ABUJA PULLED DOWN FIFTEEN OF OUR CHURCHES IN TWO WEEKS, WE DIDN’T EVEN MISS IT BECAUSE GOD IS MULTIPLYING US FASTER THAN THAT
WHETHER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT, THE DEVIL HAS A ROUGH IDEA OF WHAT GOD WANTS YOU TO BECOME AND HE IS DETERMINED THAT IT WILL NOT HAPPEN
YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR POTENTIAL UNTIL THE FIRE FALLS ON YOU, IF ANYBODY HAD SAID TO ME WHEN I WAS A LECTURER OF MATHEMATICS IN THE UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, THAT ONE DAY I WILL TRAVEL ROUND THE WORLD PREACHING THE GOSPEL, RECEIVED BY PRESIDENTS OF NATIONS, I WOULD JUST TELL THE FELLOW TO GO BACK TO SLEEP IF YOU DREAMT THAT.
- Pastor E.A. Adeboye at Port Harcourt Holy Ghost Rally || Great Prayers.
- The Lord said there is someone here, your greatest desire is to have one child, Daddy said you will have many.
- Daddy said there is someone here, you are getting on in age and none of your children are married and you have been praying to see at least one grandchild before I die. Diddy said I should tell you that before this year is over, you will see more than one.
Almighty God I want to bless your holy name, King of Kings, Lord of Lords. The Ancient of days, the One who can do the impossible, the One who can reverse the irreversible. Today visit your children, it’s been quite a while since we were able to meet like this, double our blessings. Surprise us oh Lord, bless our Governor, bless his family, bless his government. Father bless Rivers State, bless Nigeria. At the end of everything today, let everyone go home singing a new song of victory in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The Lord said we should watch with him for at least one hour, I trust my Daddy that within this one hour so many things would have happened. This day will be a day you will never forget. We are talking about Great Prayers so we have come to pray.
God is saying call onto me and I will answer you and will show you great and mighty things which you don’t know. I am trusting God for great and mighty things today. Because we are going to pray great prayers. What is a prayer? A prayer is an appeal to someone who is greater than you, someone who is stronger than you, someone who is richer than you to help you. Crying to someone who because of His abilities, because of His track record to help you. David said in Psalm 121:1&2: “I will lift up my eyes to the hills from where cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord who made heaven and earth”.
There is a God who is called the God of all flesh with whom nothing shall be impossible. Jeremiah 32:27. He is the one who can help you physically, the One who can help you maritally because He is the God of all flesh.
There is someone who is called the All sufficient One (Genesis 17:1), the One who can help you financially, the one who can help you with your career because He is the All Sufficient One – Jehovah Elshaddai.
There is someone who is called the Lord of Hosts (Psalm 24:7-10) He is one who has never lost a war. He controls the hosts in heaven, the hosts on earth, the hosts even underneath the earth. He is the one from whom Satan must get permission before he can do anything. He is the One who can help you if you have spiritual problems.
Prayer is calling on that God to come to your aid. When we say ‘Great prayers’, we mean that there are some prayers that are casual, there are some prayers that are small. The kind of prayers you pray when you are tired at night, you know you are a child of God so you should pray before you sleep, you say “thank you Lord Almighty for what you have done today, see you tomorrow”.
There are some prayers you pray particularly when there is no plan B. When there is no one else who could help, there is a prayer you pray when the doctors say “we are sorry, put your house in order”.
There is a prayer you pray when the bank says they are going to repossess your house. There is a prayer you pray when you suddenly fall into labour and there is no midwife around, no one to help but God. There is a prayer you pray when all hope seems to be lost.
There are some prayers that are not casual, that is the kind of prayer we want to pray this morning. When Peter was walking on water to go and meet the Lord Jesus Christ and suddenly he began to sink, he prayed a simple prayer of just one word ‘help’ but it was a great prayer.
The first kind of great prayer is great praise. Psalm 100:1-4. If you are going to come close to God at all, you must begin with Thanksgiving, then you move on to praise and begin to worship His name. Isaiah 55:6.
The reason why you have to worship Him, praise Him, adore Him is because not only are we many here who are calling on Him, all over the world people are calling on Him today.
For Him to pay attention to you in particular, you must do something that will cause Him to say “alright, I will come near this one”. Psalm 65:2. God is sovereign, He is the Almighty, He does as He pleases, He may decide to just attend to only one fellow, nobody can query Him. He has attended to only one fellow before and left in John 5:2-9.
There was a multitude present but He only attended to one man. John 4:23-24. If you worship Him, God Himself will seek you out.
When Paul and Silas began to praise God, God drew near to them. Several years ago when we were going to start our first parish in Abuja, we were going to have our Holy Ghost Rally for three days. I was in the hotel crying to God “Almighty God this is the headquarter of Nigeria now, we want to start your Church here, please save souls, heal the sick, set the captives free and suddenly I heard God say “shut up” and I was glad, it shows He had heard me.
- God is going to hear somebody today.
God said ” you keep saying do this for me, do that for me. That which I have already done for you,have you thanked me for them? He said “shut up! For these three days you are going to be here, I don’t want to hear anything from you other than praising me”. I tried but it was difficult, “Lord, thank you for everything but don’t forget tonight….”. On the third day He said ‘son, all you have seen thus far is addition, I am about to begin multiplication’. Some years ago one minister in charge of Abuja pulled down fifteen of our churches in two weeks, we didn’t even miss it. Why? Because we praise God and He decided to multiply us.
🙏This morning, forget everything you want to ask and just praise Him greatly, adore Him, give Him glory, give Him honour. Do it with all your heart. Don’t be a gentleman or lady about it. Give Him praise. Forget all your problems.
The second kind of great prayers is in Numbers 16:1-33 . What happened was, some people ganged up against Moses to oppose him, to slow him down, to resist his ministry, they were trying to see if they could truncate his destiny. Moses prayed a prayer “Oh God, let the ground open up and swallow all my enemies” and the ground opened and swallowed all his enemies and closed back up. I know you are saying can a Christian pray that kind of prayer? It depends on who the enemies are.
If the enemies are sickness and disease, I think it will be ok to cry to God that every sickness, every disease in my body should disappear into the ground. When God healed Namaan in 2 Kings 5:1-14, there was no trace of leprosy left in his body, even the scars disappeared, everything that was called sickness of disease in him went into river Jordan.
I want to declare to someone today, every sickness, every disease that you brought into this place that the doctors said they can’t handle is disappearing into the ground. Mark 5:2-20. One of my children said I always refer to this man, Yes!
I like his story, this man had so many demons in him. That there was no way he could become anything in life, he was living by the tomb, mad people would see him coming and they would run. The one who is called the Lord of lords showed up and all the demons left him, they didn’t just leave him, they entered into some pigs and all the pigs drowned.
- Every demon that has been troubling you will disappear into this ground today.
When all the demons left, that man became an evangelist. The plan of God for His life is to make him an evangelist, the demons came to truncate his destiny. Whether you know it or not, the devil has a rough idea of wh
at God wants you to become and he is determined that will not happen.
2 Kings 4:1-7. The Bible tells us of a woman who was bankrupt, so heavily indebted that they wanted to sell her sons, the Bible said she cried. She didn’t wish, she cried to the God of Elisha. By the grace of God not only was her debt paid, she never had to borrow again.
I heard the testimony of one of my daughters here who said she was heavily in debt, there was no way she could pay but the creditor canceled her debt. It is similar to the testimony of one of my sons, he was so heavily in debt that the creditors called him and said how are you going to pay our money. He said “even if I begin to pay you one million naira for all the days I have lived on earth, I cannot pay this debt off” he was already over 50 years.
They looked at him and said “debt forgiven and forgotten”. There is still a God who can put an end to all your hardship in a day.
🙏 Lift your hands to the most high God and say “Father everything that will not allow me to become what you want me to become, let the ground swallow them up”.
The next great prayer is found in Joshua 10:10-12. Nobody had prayed that kind of prayer before. Joshua asked the sun and the moon to stay where they are until his victory is complete. In Mark 10:46-52, there was a blind man called Bartimaeus sitting down in darkness, in poverty, in shame, he had enemies that he didn’t even know.
Then he heard that Jesus was passing by and He cried, the Bible said Jesus stood still. You may not understand, but when you read Acts 17:28, the Bible says the entire universe revolves around the Lord Jesus Christ, so when He stood still, everything stood still. The sun cannot go on to set, the moon cannot come out. When Jesus stood still, the universe stood still.
What is the implication of this? God has a timetable for everything (,Ecclesiastes 3:1-8). Then in Daniel 2:20-22 the Bible tells us that this God because He is omnipotent, He is sovereign, because He does as He pleases can change times and seasons.
Mathew 15:21-28, the Bible tells us a woman came to Jesus and said “help me my daughter is grievously vexed of the devil. I am in trouble because she is in trouble ”.
Jesus Christ told her the time for the Gentiles hasn’t come but the woman said I am not going anywhere until you answer me, my own time will come today. In John 2:1-11, in the wedding in Cana of Galilee, they ran out of wine and Jesus’ mother came to tell him they needed wine, Jesus said ‘Mama my time to perform miracles has not yet come’. The mother told the people there whatever he tells you to do, do it.
That day ‘not yet’ became ‘now’. What you are believing God to come in three years time can come now. Matthew 11:12.
We were having a Holy Ghost Service in London and there was this elderly woman who came to visit her sister’s children in London. So that day the word of the Lord came that He has subtracted 10 years from someone’s age and the woman said it was her. She turned to her sisters and said “don’t call me aunty anymore, I am younger than you now”. Doesn’t that sound stupid?
But a few minutes later another word came that there was someone here who had passed the age of childbearing without having a child, the Lord asked me to tell you that by next year you will surprise the doctors.
The woman said ‘it is me again’. She had not menstruated for years, that day she began to menstrual and a year later she brought her child. Pray this prayer with all your heart.
🙏 Sun I command you in the name that is above every other name, you are not going to set until God has completed all my miracles.
Open your mouth and pray like a warrior.
The next great prayer is found in 1 Kings 18:36-40.
- The Lord asked me to tell someone, don’t be afraid, I will preserve you.
1 Kings 18:36-40. You know the story, There was this competition between God and Baal. The prayer that Elijah prayed is a very simple prayer “God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, let the fire fall”. That is a prayer we are all going to pray today because when the fire fell…
- The Lord asked me to tell someone, because of the prayer you prayed earlier, I will give you a physical, complete overhaul.
Let me explain to you what that means, you are going to get even a brand new brain.
When the fire fell on Mount Carmel, the first thing that was consumed was the offering. When God accepts your offering then you know your future is settled. When He rejected the offering of Cain, Cain ended up becoming a vagabond. When He accepted the offering of Solomon in 2 Chronicles 1:6-15, everything Solomon asked for he got. What he didn’t even ask for he got.
When the fall falls, even if all that the fire does is to take your offering to heaven, your future is settled. Throughout the life of Solomon he never fought a war in an age when kings go to war every year. Not a single king attacked Solomon. If the fire falls for you today, you will not have to fight another battle. The fire did much more, when the fire fell it turned the fire wood on the altar to fire. The potential is in every wood to become fire but some wood will die and rot without becoming fire unless they come in contact with fire.
In all of us there is a potential, nobody may know you right now but you have the potential of becoming the president of Nigeria, you have the potential to become a world renowned evangelist. If anybody had said to me when I was a lecturer of Mathematics in the University of Lagos, that one day I will travel round the world preaching the Gospel, received by presidents of nations, I would just tell the fellow to go back to sleep if you dreamt that. In every man there is a potential, requiring the fire to get it going.
There is a potential in each and every one of you to become the most influential people in the world. Thirteen years ago, when they were writing about 50 Most Influential People in the world, they came to Nigeria and found one and that is my humble self standing before you. I wonder how that could be but when the fire comes, firewood will become fire. When the fire comes for you today, when the enemy sees you they will run.
When my father had problems with his relations and they told him that the next morning they will use me for breakfast, for thirteen years I ran. If they said they will use you for breakfast, if you are around by tomorrow morning you will be breakfast. Now, when I want to go back home and all the forces of darkness hear I am coming they run, why? Because fire fell.
Someone here because of the prayer you are about to pray now, fire will fall on you. That same fire leaked up the water that was around the offering. Water is supposed to put out fire but there is a fire that uses water as fuel.
🙏 Father, Let the fire fall on me. Let me become a terror to the enemy. Don’t let me ever weep again. Let the fire fall on me and everything that is causing me sorrow. Let my wood become fire.
- Receive the fire in Jesus name.
2 Kings 2:9-15
Elijah was about to go, don’t be worried I am not going anywhere yet. So he turned to Elisha who had been very faithful and asked what he wanted him to give him before he was taken away. Elisha said “I want a double portion of your spirit”. Elijah looked at him and said you have asked a hard thing. There are some prayers that when you pray it, if someone hears you praying it, they will say you are asking for too much. I have good news here for someone: there is nothing you ask from God that God will consider too big. We are dealing with a God who is more than sufficient. I have told you before that when I was praying in Mushin in 1981, all I asked God for was to build a boy’s quarter. Just a small house. He said “don’t ask me for a house, I have decided to build you a city”. A city compared to a boy’s quarter? that is far apart. You have been asking for great things, I want you to begin to imagine the greatest thing ever you can ask God because He is going to do it for you today. This boy, Elisha asked and the Father said “Alright, I will commit God by saying if you see me when I am being taking away from you, you can have what you want”.
I have committed the almighty God on your behalf, that those who will really pray today, no matter how difficult what they ask will be, that God should give them. If you say God what I want is to be raising the dead, so shall it be. If you say Father at least once a year, I want to be able to single handedly feed everybody in Rivers State, so shall it be.
If you say
Father bless me so much, that I alone will be able to pay the school fees of every student in Rivers State, so shall it be. This is a year that is different from other years. The last time we had a year like this was 1,011 years ago.
The next time we are going to have a year like this is 911 years from now. This is a year you see only once in your lifetime and this is a day like no other. You are going to ask God for the hard things and
🙏 Father, all things are possible with you… (Go ahead and ask Him what you want Him to do for you).
The greatest of all these prayers apart from praising God is to cry to God “have mercy on me”. Everyone who called on God for mercy, got mercy. Matthew 8:1-3. A leper came to him and asked for mercy, he got mercy. Bartimaeus cried to him for mercy, he got mercy. Many of us don’t deserve the miracles we are asking God for but God is rich in mercy so what we don’t even deserve, he can give to us because of His mercy. The greatest prayer any sinner can pray is God have mercy on me.
- Daddy asked me to tell someone that very soon you will know that I have your address.
- Daddy wants me to tell someone that very soon you will be singing and your song will be
🎶 I believe, Yes Lord, I believe, Yes Lord I believe it is well with me.
🙏 Father have mercy on me.
Father, I thank you on behalf of all your children, thank you for bringing this day to pass. Father accept our thanks in the name of Jesus. I decree that every force working against your children the ground will swallow today. I decree that before the sun sets today, all of these your children will have their testimonies. Father I decree this very day, let the fire fall. Whatever the desires of these your children no matter how big, no matter how difficult be given to them today.
Lord, because you are the one that sent me to these people, I am asking for something extra. If there is something they should have asked that they forgot, give them all the same in Jesus name. Have mercy on all of us. Let this day be a day we will never forget. Thank you my Father in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.