Thursday, July 31, 2014
THE BLESSED OF THE LORD
Proverbs 10 v 22 the blessing of the Lord; it makes rich and it added no sorrow with it.
Two most powerful forces on earth are blessings and curses. One is the opposite of the other. Blessings and curses, particularly when we are talking about divine blessings and divine curses, they are the two most powerful forces on earth.
Psalm 37 v 22 says such as is blessed of the Lord shall inherit the earth, but they that be cursed of Him shall be cut off.
Very serious thought; it says if God blesses you, you shall inherit the earth.
Anything you want on earth you can have it if God blesses you.
That is why I am amazed whenever I come across some of my children and they say Daddy pray for us, and I say God bless you. And they still say pray! Ah, I have prayed the greatest prayer anybody can pray for you, because If God blesses you, your problems are over.
If you are blessed of the Lord you shall inherit the earth. That is what the word says, it means anything on earth that you want, you can have it. But then it turns back to say if God curses some one that fellow shall be cut off. In other words, the one that is cursed of God, sooner than later shall become desolate.
So let me start this evening by saying to all who are true children of God all over the world, God bless you.
When we talk about these two extremely powerful forces, let's look at what happens when a man curses another man.
I am talking about man to man now, we will come to God later.
If a man curses another man for a justifiable reason, and I will explain that as we go along, the curse begins to work immediately.
Maybe I should explain; what is a curse?
A curse is an invitation to all forces in heaven, on earth, underneath the earth to work against somebody until they finally destroy him.
So when somebody is cursed, angels will work against the fellow, demons will work against the fellow, ordinary water will work against the fellow.
I give you an example very quickly from the scripture, Genesis 31 v 31-32 Jacob was running away from Naaman after he has cleared the live stock of the man, and Neman pursued him and caught up with him.
And said, okay, if you are running away, why must you run away with my idols?
I know you have taken my daughters; you have taken my flocks, why do you have to run away with my idols?
Jacob said "your idols? I didn't steal your idols. He said whoever stole your idol shall die.
Now he didn't know that Rachael his wife stole the idol. They searched the tent and Rachael sat on the idol.
She told her father the reason why I didn't stand up is because my period is here.
So they didn't find the idol. Jacob was angry with Neman; "you accused me falsely, whoever stole your idol shall die!
He didn't know that the wife stole the Idol.
Genesis 35 v 16-19 the next pregnancy of Rachael, on the day of delivery she died.
Because the husband has pronounced the curse; who ever stole the idol of Neman shall die.
I pray for everyone here today under any curse whatsoever, may the Almighty God cancel the curse for you.
I tell you a true story which I heard when I was very young.
An old man was going to his farm and because he was old, he was bent double, walking with walking stick and leaping a little.
And one stupid young man saw the old man and began to laugh at him: "look at him, bent double leaping:
And the old man said "what have I done to you, why are you laughing at me?"
And the young man said "why shouldn't I laugh, what can you do?"
The old man said "okay, I am too feeble to run after you, too feeble to fight you, but the basket is never satisfied with water".
That is all the old man said; suddenly the young man found that he was terribly thirsty.
He stopped at the first hut,
"I am thirsty will you please give me some water?"
They gave him plenty of water, He drank and drank.
He continued on the journey, he soon discovered he was thirsty, he stopped at the second hut and drank and drank, after some time he returned to where he got the first water, and they said
"considering the amount of water you already took in, something must be wrong".
What is wrong with you?
He said "one old man said the basket is never satisfied with water"
They said ha!
They asked him to describe the man; they located the man, they begged the man and the man said
"alright from now on, you will cease to be the basket and you can begin to have satisfaction".
I pray for all of you who have received a curse either from your mother or from your father, or from somebody that you offended for no reason every curse on you shall be destroyed tonight.
Now I have always told us, at least those of you who are old; that if your father, biological father, curses you, and you run to your spiritual father, who has a spiritual authority over you, he can cancel the curse.
If your pastor curses you, you can run to the man who ordained him; the General overseer, he can cancel the curse and ask you of course to restitute your ways.
If the general overseer curses you, maybe, by the time you fasted about thirty days and thirty nights and you are almost dying, If you cry to Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ may say that is alright, I will speak to my son and God can cancel the curse.
But like the man who took the offering said; if God curses you, to whom will you run? Because there is no one that is greater than Him.
When you go through the scriptures and you see those who have been cursed by God you will run from the curse of the Lord.
You can start from Cain who was supposed to be the first born of the whole earth, he ended up a vagabond.
But you could just take one little example in Mark 11 v 12-14 Jesus cursed a fig tree.
He said because you pretend to have fruit but you have none, no man shall eat fruit of you ever again, by the time we got to Mark 11 v 20-22 by the following day the tree was already completely overturned.
When God curses; it works from the very root upwards.
So tonight everything that is not of God in your life, in the Name that is above every other name I cursed it tonight.
I visited one of our States some years ago, I won't mention the name of the State but in the capital of the State, there was no pipe borne water.
And the state was surrounded by mighty rivers, so I said how can this be? And I made some investigation and they say
"sir, there is a tree in the centre of the town, they had to build road around it. Because they say the tree must not be pull down, that tree stayed there and nothing good ever happened in that town"
I said "is that so?" They said " yes"
I said, no problem we are here! And I cursed that tree in the name of the Lord. That night there was a storm, by the following morning the tree was uprooted completely.
Every evil tree in your life, every evil tree in your village, every evil tree in your family, every evil tree in your place of work shall be cursed tonight in Jesus name.
Now let's move to blessing:
Because that is really where we are going because you can't understand blessing until you know what a curse is.
When a man is blessed, what does it mean?
A blessing is an invitation to all forces; forces in heaven, forces on earth, forces underneath the earth to corporate with a man to help him to succeed.
If you read Genesis 27 v 20 -29 when Isaac was blessing Jacob, he said even the dew of heaven will help you.
He said, even the land will help him, all forces in heaven, on earth, underneath the earth are summoned to assist somebody to succeed.
As a result of that blessing of Jacob, the Bible said in Genesis 30 v 43 it said, the man became exceedingly great.
Esau who got just a remnant blessing from his father in Genesis 27 v 38-40 the Bible says Jacob had already come, he had collected the cream of the blessings.
Then Esau came and he said "My father, don't you have a blessing left, don't you have a remnant?"
His father said "Okay, I give you remnant but I have already made him your lord you are going to serve him there is nothing you can do about that".
But I have a remnant for you, so he pronounced remnant blessing on Esau.
What is the result?
Genesis 32 v 3-6 the man who got a remnant blessing ended up having the bodygard of 400 men.
Now that is something else. If you are so wealthy, so rich that you need four hundred men to go with you wherever you go, that is something.
I remembered the first time a president visited us here, he came with 250 entourage. And that is a president.
Now if you have to go somewhere and you go with four hundred men as your entourage, I think that must be something special.
And, I am saying to someone here very soon when you have to travel in the Name that is above every other name; you will need a 747 to take your entourage.
Now let me say very quickly that when you are blessed, it will not make sense to you how the blessing can come to pass. You need to take note of that!
So when I say what I have just said and you look at yourself; maybe you don't even have a bicycle now and we are talking about a day coming, when, whenever you are travelling you will need a 747 to carry those who will follow you.
It won't make sense to you but that is what blessings do.
I have told at least those of you who are old enough to remember; that I am where I am today by the grace of God and by the blessings of my mother.
Anytime I did something that please her, she will say "You this boy, you will call one person, two hundred will answer".
I didn't know what she meant, I didn't know how that can happen, I always say amen of course.
Today by the grace of God, if I turn to my right and I say pastor come, and if I don't mention any name. How many people do you think will be running?
I am saying to somebody here today too, you will call on one fellow one thousand will answer.
Last night, as I was in the prayer room, God reminded me of an incident that happened in 1961 and I am telling you this to encourage you.
There was an old man living in our house. I mean we were living in the same house.
He rented a room, we rented a room.
And he was in great need. I didn't have much money in 1961; I was just an ordinary teacher in a modern school.
But when you compare poverty to poverty; one poverty, beats another.
So even out of my own poverty I give him something.
And he was so touched that he pronounce a blessing on me.
Now, what he said then didn't make any sense to me at all, he said
"You this boy a day is coming, when you will be travelling abroad like people go to the market".
What does that mean?
Because in those days, I am talking of 1961; If anybody travels to Britain and returns in my village, the whole village will dance to welcome him back.
Some of the elders here know what am talking about. In those days it is a great thing to say I have "been to". "Been to" means I have been to England that makes you special.
So for somebody to say you will be travelling like somebody going to the market. I wanted to say why he didn't say something that is going to be reasonable.
But I say to somebody here today, the kind of blessing you cannot think possible shall be your portion today in Jesus name.
Now what happens when a man is blessed of God? It is not a man blessing you now, it is God Himself.
If you read Genesis 1 v 28 you see the first blessing there; God blessed them and said
"Be fruitful, multiply, subdue the earth, have dominion".
When the Almighty God says be fruitful. That alone is enough; it means your effort will never be fruitless.
Multiply, he didn't say add, he said, multiply. That means if you are two today, by tomorrow you won't just be three, by tomorrow you will probably be twenty, and by next year you will probably be two hundred, by the following year you will be more than twenty thousand.
He said replenish the earth, it means wherever you arrive, restoration comes, whenever you arrive, what is dead will revive, what is empty will begin to fill up. Replenish the earth! Subdue it that means everything will be under your feet.
When I was talking to my children in our morning devotion not too long ago, Pharaoh was talking to Joseph, he said I am Pharaoh; no man will be able to raise his hand, or lift his feet in this land except you say so.
Now that is serious statement that means you are in charge.
I am saying to someone here today, beginning from now, you are in charge; in your family you are in charge, in your office you are in charge. When it comes to finance you are in charge, when it comes to your health you are in charge.
That means witches are no longer in charge, wizards are no longer in charge, your enemies are no longer in charge. Turn to the fellow next to you and say, I am in charge now.
One of the beauties of being blessed by God is that you will become completely immune to man's curses.
Numbers 23 v 8 Balaam said how can I curse who God has not cursed? He said God has bless this people nobody can curse them.
I pray for every one of you here today beginning from now till you see God in glory no man shall be able to curse you again.
I want you to have time to really pray tonight, this is going to be a night you will not forget in a hurry.
God can change a curse to a blessing.
In Deuteronomy 23 v 4-5 it is recorded that when the enemy wanted to place a curse on Israel God changed the curse to a blessing and he said simply because God loved you.
If God loves you and somebody says I am going to curse you, when they open their mouth instead of curses coming out, blessings will be flowing out.
I have always giving this illustration; Genesis 49 v 5-7 the father of Levi was about to die and when is on his death bed and pronounce a curse on his son, you know he was in trouble. He finished pronouncing the curses and then he died.
He said concerning Levi, he said Levi, you will be scattered. He finished the curse and then died.
Then the Almighty God said, well your father said so, he had good reasons for saying so, but I am the Almighty God, so God said in Number 3 v 11-12, He said, Levi, you will be my first born.
Your father says you will be scattered but I say you will be special to me; you will be the one serving me in my temple.
I decree In the name of Jesus Christ every curse pronounce on you by your parents I cancelled them tonight.
But why would God did that?, read Exodus 32 v 25 - 26 the children of Israel, when they waited for Moses and he didn't return on time from where he went to collect the ten commandments.
They began to worship an idol that they made for themselves.
By the time Moses returned, they were stripped naked, they were dancing in front of the idol.
And Moses was angry but he knew that the children of Israel could be very dangerous.
And so before he could punish them he needed help, so he stood at the gate and said:
"Who is on the Lord side let Him come unto me".
And all the children of Levi gathered themselves unto Moses and said we are on the Lord side.
And God looked down from Heaven and said Levi; you say you are on my side?
Then I am on your side.
I am asking somebody here tonight who is on the Lords side?.
I am on the God's side, glory be to God.
You know there are some family in Nigeria who for something that happens generation ago, there was a curse passed down the line.
During the time of intertribal wars, you go a warring and bring in slaves and you can do whatever you like with your slaves.
So a man may marry a woman normally and pick any of the slaves and turn her to a wife.
But the wife who is a slave will not be treated in the same way as a wife who is a free born.
So the story goes that in my own family there was a warrior who went to war brought home a slave.
And the slave wife and the original wife gave birth at the same time and the slave woman was denied salt and oil in her meal.
The proper wife got every treatment.
So the slave pronounce a curse on the family and said;
In this family every child that is born, if the mother should eat salt or oil; if it is a boy for nine days, if it is a girl for first seven days, the child will die.
Some of you who think that is a joke but the curse began to work.
They just discovered that when a boy is born within nine days the boy is died.
For a girl within seven days the girl is dead.
Then, they found out, they check what happened and they traced it to a curse and it became a law in my family.
That when a boy is born, the mother must not taste oil or salt for nine days, for a girl seven days.
That was the way it was when I was born, until I met the Lord Jesus Christ and everything changed.
I am on the Lord side and that old aged taboo was cancelled in a single day.
In the Name that is above every other name, every generational curses that were in your family, as you surrender your life to Jesus Christ, I say they be cancel today.
I was going to say that God can change a blessing to a curse but we will come to that because God said there is someone here tonight, He said there is a saying; the rich befriends the rich, the poor befriends the poor. He asked me to tell you, whoever you are, your circle of friends will change soon.
Daddy says there is someone who is doubting how all these blessing shall come to past, He said I should tell you that very soon you will discover that the earth is the Lord and the fullness thereof.
God can change a curse to a blessing but the same God can change a blessing to a curse; no man can change your blessings to a curse, no man can do it, even the one who blesses you can't take it back.
In Genesis 27 v 30-37 when Esau came and said daddy what have you done?
Isaac said, I am sorry, I have already blessed him and he shall be blessed. I didn't know I was blessing the wrong fellow but I can't change the blessing he is already blessed.
But God has the power to change a blessing to a curse if you dishonor Him.
1 Samuel 2 v 30 God said to Eli,
"I said indeed, I am the One who said it, not any other man, that you and your father's house will stand before me forever".
God said, now, I say be it far from it.
He said I changed my mind, and he gave the reason, He said because those who honor Me I will honor.
Tell your neighbor, will you honor God? Very serious question.
Those who honor Me I will honor. And those who despise Me I will lightly esteem.
I have always told of you who Come to divine encounter that when God ask you to give Him your first fruit, it is not because He is in need, it is a honor.
Honor the Lord with thy first fruit.
Ask your neighbor once again "will you honor God"?
God can change a blessing to a curse. He is the Almighty, He is sovereign.
I have told some of you too, those of you who are old; you will remember all these cases, am not just bringing them up now. Some of you have heard them before.
A young man came to me, daddy pray for me for a breakthrough I need a major breakthrough.
I said, Will you serve the Lord?
"I will serve Him". Okay Almighty God see this young man zealous, he wants to serve you , bless him. And he said amen.
Some days later he came back excited, sir my landlord said there is a house in Ikoyi to sell, the house is made up of thirteen flats.
He told me to go and sell it and bring in this amount, it doesn't matter how I sell it, all he wants is this amount and what he said he wants is less than half of what the house is worth.
I said congratulations! Your breakthrough has come at last.
"How many flat do you say there are?"
He said "thirteen",
I said "well that means you will give one flat to God",
He said "why?"
I said "the tithe of 13 is 1.3 but since there is no 0.3 of a flat that is why I said 1.
He got angry, he said "that is the troubles with you pastors, he said that is why people should not even share their testimony with you".
I said "please no quarrel, please forgive me".
He said "this is my first breakthrough; this is the very first one".
I said "I am sorry sir".
So he went back, sold the house to prospective buyer and went to meet the landlord with the amount the Landlord required.
"Sir, I have sold the house and I have brought the money"
The Landlord said "which house?"
"The house at number so and so that you ask me to sell".
"me? I ask you to sell my house?"
"Yes sir and you said I should bring you so much;
He said "whoever make the charm for you. if you don't get out of here, you and your herbalist will face music".
He came back to me and said "daddy please am ready now".
I said leave me out of this it is between you and God. Go and settle with Him.
Those who honor Me I will honor and those who despise Me I will lightly esteem.
I pray in the name of the One who sent me, your blessing will never become a curse.
You have heard me say the story of Ephraim again and again. Genesis 48 v 13 -20 Ephraim was the younger son of Joseph, Manasseh was the elder.
When Jacob was about to bless them; the right hand that was supposed to be on the head of the first born, he placed on the head of the younger one, and place the left hand on the head of the first born.
Joseph said daddy don't do it this way, Jacob said I am being directed by God. He blessed Ephraim gave him a double portion of blessings and gave just one portion to Manasseh.
In Deuteronomy 33 v 17 the Bible says within a short period of time, Ephraim became ten times more successful than his brother.
That whenever you are talking of a thousand of Manasseh you are talking of ten thousand of Ephraim.
Ten times more! Then what follows? Ephraim forgot God;
Ephraim, God is calling us to go and do an assignment; I am busy, I am looking after my wealth.
Ephraim, you are worshipping an idol, God forbids;
He says leave me alone. I am the rich man,
Finally in Hosea 4 v 17 the Bible says and God said "Ephraim has joined himself to idols, leave him alone".
Because God kept sending prophet after prophet to Ephraim;
Ephraim, be careful, Ephraim, I am your friend, Ephraim, I bless you. Ephraim, I gave you the blessing that belongs to your brother and Ephraim kept on telling God; "Mind your own business",
God said, fine, He told the prophets, don't talk to Ephraim anymore, leave him alone.
But Then God said in Hosea 5 v 9 He said, Ephraim shall be desolate, I am the One who prospered him and now he has forgotten me. I will make him desolate.
I pray for every one of you here today, particularly those of you who are already blessed of the Lord; you will not offend God.
Then there are blessings that even God cannot reverse, blessings that even the Almighty God Himself cannot reverse.
Blessing that can never become a curse and you will find an illustration in Genesis 22.
Thank you Father,
The Lord said there is someone here tonight; He said the richest man in your family is barely above poverty level. The Lord asked me to tell you, things will change with you.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight He said you will soon know the full meaning of the word wonderful.
The Lord said there is someone here tonight, He said you will soon sing: "come and see what the Lord has done for me".
The Lord said there is a family here tonight; very soon your own song will be "there has been showers of blessings".
So I was talking about Genesis 22 v 1- 18 you know the story very well, God spoke to Abraham He said
I want you to take your son Isaac whom you love to go and offer him as a sacrifice to Him.
Abraham obeyed and the Almighty God intervened and provided a lamb for the sacrifice to Himself.
But then God said;
"Abraham, because you have done this by Myself have I sworn, in blessing I will bless thee, in multiplying I will multiply your seed.
God said "I swear" that the blessings I am about to pronounce on you can never be changed.
He said, I swear.
I have said it again and again, you know occasionally when we preached some deep things of the Lord, because they involve some sacrifice on the part of some people, they don't like it.
Isaac being offered in the spiritual sense to God is sign or type of what is called the first fruit sacrifice.
Abraham said; God, you can have him.
God said "fine, I swear".
There is a blessing on all those who honor God with their first fruit.
There are blessings that can never be reversed.
Because God said "I swear".
The Bible later on said when God has nobody greater than Himself to swear by, if a man wants to swear, he will say; I swear by God, but God said since there is nobody greater than Himself, He said "I swear".
I pray that that kind of blessing that can never be reversed, be poured upon you tonight in Jesus name.
Now curses and blessings don't come arbitrarily.
Now God is sovereign He does as He pleases, He can bless anybody He wants, He can bless the younger more than the elder, He is God.
However, He does not do arbitrary, whatever He does, He does according to principles.
Proverbs 26 v 2 says the curse without cause shall not come; the curse causeless shall not come.
In other words God will not curse you without a reason; there must be a reason before God pronounces a curse.
In the same manner blessings without cause will not come.
The preacher who preached before me read to you Deuteronomy 28 v 1-2 the word of God made it clear; if you will hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God to observe to do all that He commands you; He said, then blessings will follow you, blessings will pursue you and overtake you, that is what God said.
God works by principles. Deuteronomy 11 v 27-28 says if you obey God, you get blessing. You disobey Him you get curses.
Obey Him; be blessed.
Disobey; be curse.
You know there is a kind of blessing you will say to God, God this is too much.
I'm sure many of you don't belief that is possible.
But I am decreeing tonight that before the end of the year some of you will come to me and say daddy, help me bless God this blessings are becoming too much.
I am not asking Him to stop, all am saying is that maybe control it a little. How many of you want to pray that kind of prayer? You will get it very soon in Jesus name.
I tell you a story, a story of my life; God asked me to do something and I did, it.
I sacrificed my first car and then He began to move.
I mean after I sacrifice the first car I didn't get another one in time, but He began to move, when He moved, somebody brought one tokunboh Mercedes Benz car, in those days when everybody believes that if you are a pastor you must die in rags.
Thank God, the devil is a liar.
So when the woman brought the Mercedes, well, I just said there is no way I can ride in a Mercedes, if I ride in Mercedes they will say I am backsliding.
So I went to my assistance; baba, I said, sir, somebody brought a Mercedes.
So since you are closer to heaven you can't backslide will you please ride it.
The old man said "is this how much you love me?
You don't want it so you want to push it to me".
So we locked it up in the garage.
After some time, God visited me in the night; and said
"Son, why are you delaying the blessings of My daughter".
I said "which of Your daughters?
I will never delay the blessing of anyone".
He said "My daughter who gave Me a car that you refuse to use".
I said "am sorry i didn't know it is like that".
So I rode in the car for three days, but every where I went, it was as if somebody was looking at me saying "ah, so this man is backsliding".
So after three days I packed it, I said "God I have already used the car bless your daughter".
The Lord spoke to me and said "son, you better begin to use it because a bigger one is coming".
3am in the night one man came and said
"I couldn't sleep, God says I should go and give you my car.
"I don't need your car, I have my own".
He said "I can't sleep, God said to take it to you;
So I came out to see the car, it was this long limousine with six doors. I laughed!
I collected the key from him, I bless him and he left.
And I said to God, Daddy, you know even if I am dead and they put me inside this one I will wake up, so there is no way I can use this. No way at all.
But will you please allow me to sell it and use the money for something else.
He said "it is yours now". So I sold it and I use the money to buy motor cycles for my pastors.
In those days any pastor with a motorcycle is a wealthy man.
I pray for all you pastors, your tomorrow will be alright.
Thank you , those of you who said amen, your tomorrow too will be alright.
And all of a sudden, God began to move again, one man came one day, in a single day he came with three Mercedes cars.
He said, God said I should go and give these to you.
I said "God what is happening, what am I going to do?
These blessings are becoming an embarrassment.
He said something to me then which am going to say to you which is the purpose of this story.
He said my son you haven't seen anything yet.
I like the statement of my son who preached before when he has reading Psalm 1 v 1 in the amplified version.
He said to be blessed means to be happy, are you happy?
He said anybody happy here today? Prosperous, fortunate and to be envied.
I pray for every one of you here; long before the end of this year the whole world will envy you.
News papers will write about you, they will say, are you the only one serving God?.
God said to me son, you haven't seen anything yet. He said the only way I can stop blessing you is if you stop living holy.
Take note of that that is the message.
I can't stop living holy because I am going to heaven, so those who think I am already blessed, they haven't seen anything yet.
Blessings don't come without a cause Genesis 27 v 1 -4 Isaac said to Esau, I am old and I don't know the day I will die, before I go I want to bless you.
But for it to happen go into the bush, go and get one bush animal and prepare a very nice meal for me, when I have eaten and I am satisfied, I will have a just cause to pronounce a blessing on you.
Blessings don't come without a cause.
So many at times when I say to you, God bless you, I am only saying it on credit, you have to do something to make the credit become a reality.
Daddy, bless me, alright, what for.
I have told you the story of two of my children, they met me at Heathrow, I was carrying two hand luggages.
You know when you have a lot of things to carry and they have to weigh your luggage and if it over weigh they ask you to pay extra.
Now my luggage is always heavy because it is loaded with books.
And so I made sure that I use hand luggages to carry the books that are heavy so that other things can be in the suitcases.
So I was carrying these two heavy hand luggages and you know at times hand luggages can be heavier than suitcases.
And two of my children saw me coming, and one of them said "good morning", the other one ran to me and took the hand luggages from me, and I say "God bless you".
The first one said "daddy you didn't say God bless me".
I said "for what?
You say good morning, I said good morning, this one saw me carrying heavy loads and came to my aid surely "God will bless him".
But occasionally like I said, me too, maybe I am going for my prayer work in the night and I see somebody "daddy please pray for me, I will say God bless you.
I give it to you on credit believing that you will come and pay for it later.
Glory be to God.
Do you know that if God blesses you, you can't die young?
Isaiah 65 v 20 says that he that is blessed of the Lord and dies a hundred years old will be considered a child.
You are an hundred years old and you die people will say ah a child has died.
But He said on the other side, if someone is not blessed and for one reason or the other he lives to be a hundred years old, he will lead a very terrible life.
Tonight you will live long, you will be healthy, you will be strong and your evening will be more glorious than your morning.
Finally, God, from time to time, will give you an opportunity to choose; do you want blessings or do you want curses?
Deuteronomy 30 v 19 God says I am calling heaven to record this day but I have placed before you life and death, blessings and curses.
He said you can choose.
You have a freedom to choose. Life and death, blessings and curses.
He said what is your choice?
But then He went further to say I want to advise you to choose life that you and your seed may live.
The Almighty God is saying to all of us here tonight, choose.
Do you want divine blessings or divine curses?
He said you will get blessings if you obey Him, you get curses if you disobey Him, the choice is yours, he won't force you, you have to make up your mind.
Malachi 3 v 6-10 is a passage some people hate like nobody's business, but God made it clear; He said Children of Israel, my beloved children you are wondering why you are struggling, why you are not making ends to meet, He said you are under a curse.
He said because you have robbed Me, there are many of us who are robbing God steadily. Robbing Him of tithe, robbing Him of offerings, robbing Him steadily.
There are some people who steal in their offices steadily and they want to be blessed.
It is not going to happen, God doesn't bless thieves.
It will amaze you that, there are some people who steal steadily in the house of God and they want to be blessed. It is not going to happen, God does not work arbitrarily.
There are people who were sent on an errands when they get to the place they inflate the price and they come back and say this is how much we bought it and they want to be bless it is not going to happen, God doesn't work arbitrarily.
There are people who say I want to prosper, I want to be rich, if you want to do it the way of the Lord, it is the blessings of the Lord that makes rich and adds no sorrow.
And there are people who are rich and are sad according to my son who went before me.
There are those who has money and they can't eat, there are those who had bed and but they can't sleep.
There are those of us who don't have much but, God be blessed.
The little we had how much do we enjoy it?. There are some people, they can't sleep, there are some of us the moment we hit the bed, we are gone.
Some people don't know the blessing a sleep can be. That is one of the things I thank God for all the time. Anytime I have the opportunity to sleep, it might not be often but when I do hit the bed. God have mercy. I can sleep standing, whether you believe it or not it is true.
I was telling some of my children not too long ago, in May we were in Mexico, we had a program and we finished late, finally I got to sleep around 2am and then there was an earth quake.
And the hotel where we were staying was shaking as if it was going to collapse.
All my children who followed me, everybody in the hotel ran downstairs, they gathered in one place, when they waited about ten minutes and they didn't see me come down.
My children decided well if he didn't come down, maybe the house is not going to fall. When I woke up the following morning, they said "daddy what happened?
During the earth quake we didn't see you?
I said me? It is written He gives his beloved sleep.
Let somebody shout halleluiah!
I didn't even know there was an earthquake. I noticed when I woke up that some of the things I left on the tables were on the floor but I didn't know how it happened.
I pray for all of you who have not been able to sleep, beginning from now you will be sleeping soundly.
I mean you can sleep soundly when you know that witches can't come near you, wizard can't come near you, when you sleep you are surrounded by the angel of the Almighty God.
You sleep in peace you wake up in peace. Glory be to God.
But He asked you to choose. Will you honor Him?, will you obey Him?, will you do His will? or do you want to go your own way?, do you want to do things your own way?
The blessings of the Lord makes rich and add no sorrow with it.
The word of God is clear. The blessing of the Lord is in the house of the righteous and the cursed of the Lord is in the house of sinner.
Make up your mind, which one do you want? Blessings or curses.
That is why tonight if you are here and you are still joking with the issue of salvation you have not yet surrender yourself to Jesus, you are still in sin, the word of God is clear no peace to the wicked.
There can be no blessings to a sinner, until he comes to Jesus Christ, until he humbled himmselves, until he surrender his live to Jesus.
Until that powerful blood washes away the sins.
So if you are here tonight and you have not yet surrender your life to Jesus and you want to get away from the curses of God and you want to move into his blessings,
Come now. Come and surrender your life to Him.
For those of you who are listening all over the world, go down on your knees and cry to the Almighty God to save your soul, tell Him you are saying bye, bye to a life of sin.
Because with sin comes curses. I
If you surrender your life to Him, He will save your soul, He will forgive you your sins and His blessings will begin to flow.
Begin to call on the Almighty God, tell Him to have mercy on you to forgive you your sins, I don't want to live under a curse anymore, please Lord have mercy on me save my soul.
I will serve You for the rest of my life.
The rest of us, lest us stretch our hands towards these people and pray for them; that the Almighty God will forgive these people all their sins today, that He will save their souls, every sin they have ever committed, that God will give them a brand new beginning.
Let's pray for them, let's intercede for everyone of them.
... In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Almighty God we want to bless Your holy name, we want to thank You so much for Your word. We want to give You all glory; we want to give You all honor, for all these people who have come forward now to surrender their lives to You, Father please on their behalf accept our thanks in Jesus name.
Savior, I'm pleading with you tonight, each and every one of these your people receive them in Jesus name, save their souls in Jesus name.
Let Your blood wash away their sins in Jesus name, write their name in the book of life in Jesus name.
Give them a brand new beginning from tonight onward in Jesus name.
And from today onward, the grace to serve You in holiness, release unto them in Jesus name.
Father, I am praying that from now on anytime they call on You, You will answer them by fire.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.
From now on I will be praying for you and very soon you will be receiving miracle that will show you somebody is somewhere praying for you, I will need your name, your address and your prayer request at www.rccg.cc
Now one of the blessings of the Lord is answered prayers and God is going to answer prayers here tonight.
So I want you to write down the following prayer points so that you can go before the Almighty God in prayer.
Praise Him for all the blessings of the past.
Father, I will obey you like never before, please bless me like never before.
Father, please change every curse in my life to blessings.
Father, from now on I will honor You with my first fruit, bless me irreversibly.
Father, let Your blessings overflow through me to millions of others.
Father, since Your blessings make rich without adding sorrow, don't let me know sorrow ever again.
Father, open the windows of heaven over me as I give You my tithe and pour showers of blessings over me.
We will go before the Lord in prayer for at least thirty minutes.
Join your hands together, you want to pray for your neighbor based on the law of harvest; what you sow you will reap and the harvest is always greater than the seed.
And you are going to pray for your neighbor like never before.
Lift your voice to God and say Father, whoever blesses this your child let him be bless. Whoever curses this your child let him be cursed.... In Jesus might name we have prayed.
Lift your voice to God and say Father, this your child that am holding; bless him in the morning, bless him in the afternoon, less him in the evening, bless him in the night time.
Bless him forever..... in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
I want to you to pray the next prayer with every strength in you say Father, every evil tree in the family of this your child, let it be cursed tonight... in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
The Almighty God will bless you; every curse in your life in your family will be changed to blessings.
Your blessing will never be cursed. God will bless you irreversibly. God will bless you beyond your wildest imaginations, the blessing of God will overflow through you.
And you shall be a blessing to millions of people. The windows of heaven shall open over you and in your family there will be showers of blessings.
Those who bless you shall be blessed; those who curse you shall be curse.
Every evil tree in your family shall be cursed.
God will bless you in the morning, He will bless you in the afternoon, He will bless you in the evening, He will bless you in the night time, all the days of your life you shall be bless, and you will never know sorrow again.
And you too will honor the Lord. You will obey Him, so it shall be well with you, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
If you received that let me hear you shout halleluiah! God bless you.
by Pastor Adeboye E.A.