THE LORD GAVE ME A WORD OF PROPHECY THAT SOMEONE’S MOTHER IS HINDERING HER MARRIAGE AND THAT IF SHE DIDN’T STOP SHE WAS GOING TO DIE IN ONE WEEK. THE MOTHER HAD RESISTED HER DAUGHTER’S MARRIAGE BECAUSE SHE THOUGHT HER DAUGHTER WON’T TAKE CARE OF HER AS SHE DOES WHEN SHE GETS MARRIED.
MIDWIVES TRAVELLED FROM ILORIN TO ME AT LAGOS TO FOR PRAYER BECAUSE THEY COULDN’T DELIVER THE SECOND CHILD OF WOMAN FOR THREE DAYS. THE WOMAN GAVE BIRTH TO TRIPLETS.
THE WAY YOU WILL KNOW THAT A PROPHECY IS FROM GOD IS THAT WHAT HE IS SAYING WILL BE UNUSUAL.
- Pastor E.A. Adeboye at RCCG Annual Holy Ghost Congress 2021 tagged ‘THE SIEGE IS OVER’|| Day 5 Evening Session
Let someone shout hallelujah. God will surprise you tonight Before we continue we want to pray for those born in the month of December We pray O Lord that everything concerning the, you will complete; you will also make perfect everything concerning them.
May their testimonies be full before the start of the New Year. And may they serve you to the very end.
As at 7pm tonight, a number of children born on the camp ground has risen to 11- 4 boys and 7 girls.
Yesterday when I was talking to you about the siege on your prayer life is over, I told you how we used to pray when I first joined the church; that our “Amen” alone will drive out any demon; and God has already removed the siege on our prayer life.
Now in those days, on Friday nights we used to have night vigil. Only men and boys were allowed. We used to be led by an elder whose name was Ojo. He is resting with Lord now. He would lead in prayer from 8pm to 2am.
At 2am, he would round up. And we the youth looked forward to the 2am because as soon as he closes, we the young ones will remove our shirts so we can pray again. His prayer was hot. But there is a difference between the hotness of wood fire and gas fire.
This was 1970’s. We remove our shirts marching round the church, singing “round the city of Jericho”. We will pray in such a manner that outsiders will know something is happening. Tonight heaven will know something is happening.
2nd Kings 7:1
Prophecy – I want to give you good news. You will leave here by the morning singing a song of victory.
THE PROCESS THAT WOULD LEAD TO THE SIEGE BEING OVER
The siege will be over if:
- There is a cry for help. When the helpless cry for help.
Like I told you yesterday, the siege will remain until you cry for help. And this cry is not a cry to the king, governor, or president but to the Most High God – the only one who can lift a siege.
Psalm 121: 1-2: Psalm 40:1-2
It is a cry of someone who is in serious trouble. In the story we have been looking at; where there was a siege in Samaria, they cried. And God heard their prayer. Psalm 34:17
There are categories of prayers. There is the prayer you pray that sounds like –God if you like answer or if like don’t answer.
But when you are in a dire situation, there is that kind of prayer that God cannot ignore
There was a woman in the church who had a son with problem of epilepsy. She had tried everything. When she rents a room in house, the people will fall in love with her because she will clean the house and do housework.
But because of the erroneous belief that when someone has an epileptic episode in front of you, you too will become epileptic, the day the child will have an epileptic episode, they will quickly tell her to get out of the house. So she kept on moving from one house to the other.
One day in the very centre of the town where the crowd was many, the child had an attack. Everyone began to run. The woman looked up to heaven and said, “God, I am alone today. It is you and i. help me.” The child was healed from that moment onwards. Is there anyone here with a problem only God can solve? Stand up and cry to God for help now.
Prayer: Father, it is you and I. Help me.
When a member has a problem he goes to the pastor. When the pastor has a problem, he goes to the General Overseer.
When the General Overseer has a problem, he runs to God. That God who has been helping me will help the one whose “Amen” is the loudest.
- A word of prophecy
After a genuine desperate cry for help, there comes a word of prophecy. In the story, Elisha spoke. When the poor cry to God desperately, God will respond. Because God knows not everybody can hear Him, he will tell a prophet speak on my behalf.
The children of Israel cried to God and God heard them.
Exodus 3:1-10. Then God spoke to Moses saying He has heard the cry of the children of Israel.
When the Lord has spoken the prophet must prophesy. And when God has to do something, it doesn’t have to a long time to do it.
It took 24 hours for Elisha’s prophecy to be fulfilled.
The way you will know that a prophecy is from God is that what he is saying will be unusual.
Years ago in our first auditorium, we were gathered for a Holy Ghost service in the month of June. God spoke to me as I was about ministering.
He said,” Tell my people to shake hands with one another and say “happy new year”. A happy new year in June? So I opened my mouth and I told the people. We shared “Happy New Year” in June. Early the following week, our troubles were over.
Prayer: Lift your voice in prayer and say, Father speak something unusual into life right now.
- There will always be a voice of doubt after God has prophesied.
God told us at the start of the congress that have a faith life a child. Don’t doubt God. The Just shall live by faith. God will still be God. It doesn’t matter what the devil will be whispering to your ears.
I went to Ilorin in my usual travelling. Then as I was about to leave in the morning, they brought a woman to the maternity center.
Then she told the midwives, “I just want you people to know I have made an appointment with death that on the day of delivery I will die”. They asked, “Then why are you here?” She said, “I have changed my mind but the appointment is already made. So the midwives run to me to come and pray for her. And then I left.
Three days later, the midwives came to me in Lagos. “Sir, the women you prayed for shortly after you left delivered a child. And then we discovered, there is still another child in her. And the second one has refused to come. We have been on it now for three days. That’s why we have come to you’
I said, “You came to me? Who said the God in Lagos is different from the God in Ilorin”. I gave them a bottle of coke and said “Go back! Before you get home the second child would have come”.
As soon as they left, I run to my prayer room and fell to my face. God spoke to me- “so you didn’t believe even in what you said. And God said, if you believe go and eat. I said, “Lord I am fasting”. God said, “Break the fast”. And then I ate but did so anxiously. I was afraid”.
In those days there was no mobile phone. When these people finally got to Ilorin, they phoned to tell me. By the time they got home, not only has the second baby come, there was even a third one. Three of them came.
Prayer: Stand and Pray now and say Father, let you prophecy be fulfilled in my life. Let it be unto me according to thy word.
Psalm 62:11 – Power belong to God not your enemy or your family members
Genesis 18: 9-14 – When Sarah laughed, God prophesied again.
Genesis 22 :15- 18
Prophecy: The Lord asked me to tell somebody- your helper abandoned you. He will return
After Abraham passed the test that God gave him with Isaac’s sacrifice. God said, “I swear, in blessing I will bless you. As the Lord lives, his prophecy concerning your life is going to be fulfilled.
We were having a meeting like this one time and God spoke to me: that there is a girl whose mother is standing between her and marriage. If she would not let you go, she will die within a week. The following day, a woman with his daughter came into my office very angry – “Are you the Pastor?” I said yes.
She said, “You are the wrong people who are trying to put bad things into the minds of our children”. My daughter came home and said to me that if I didn’t let her marry, I will die.
I said, “Mama, don’t mind her. I didn’t mention your name. I just said what God said.”
Afterwards, she asked the daughter to go out and she turned to me. “Is it true that woman will die?” I said, “It’s not you o Mama but as the Lord lives the woman who is not allowing the child to marry in one week was going to die.”
Then she said, “It is not that I don’t want her to marry. She is the one taking care of me. What is going to happen now if she marries?
I said, “Mama that is no problem. I can talk to the husband to take care of you”. She said, “Is that so?” I said, “Yes”. Six months later, the daughter was married.
Prayer: Whoever is the obstruction in reaching my goal, Father deal with the obstruction.
- Help came from unexpected source.
Who can ever believe that a help can come to a city though four lepers.
They were inspired to discuss and to reach a decision and action.
1st Kings 17:8-16
Prophecy: God says there is someone listening to me now. Very soon people will say of you, only God can do it this.
The widow of Zarephath wasn’t expecting help but God inspired his prophet to go to her. God can inspire anybody to bring you help.
2nd Kings 5: 5-14
It was an ordinary slave that God inspired to talk to the wife of Naaman.