RCCG ANNUAL YOUTH CONVENTION/HOLY GHOST NIGHT
THEME: HIS POWER AND GLORY
MINISTERING: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
TEXT: MATTHEW 6:9-13
Matthew 6:9-13 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen
First and foremost, let us talk to those who are yet to give their lives to Christ. 1Timothy 1:17 – without any doubt God is powerful even His enemies will agree – Psalm 91:1. God is not just powerful, He is all wise Daniel 2:20-21. The wisdom of God controls His power – Daniel 3:13-30, Acts 5:17-25 – 12:1-11. The glory of God is embedded in His wisdom. Wisdom is what brings glory just as foolishness brings shame – Proverbs 3:35.
Who is a fool? – Psalm 14:1, Proverbs 14:9 Proverbs 10:2. The question I want you to ask yourself is, am I fool? Am I toiling with sin? Am I treating sin as a sport? You can get out tonight, leave the company of fools and join the community of Christ. 1 John 1:7 – There is enough power in Jesus Christ to make everything new for you. So, I am appealing to you tonight, if you are yet to give your life to Christ, surrender your life to Him now.
The bible has various ways of describing God – Psalms 91:3. Every bird flies with two wings. The two wings of God; the power, the glory. Jesus said something to Martha – John 11:40. If you want to see the glory of God, believe.
Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. That means if you want to demonstrate the power of God, believe. It means the central requirement to enjoy the power of God is to have faith.
Let me remind you that God is not a talkative, He doesn’t have to repeat Himself – Psalm 62:11. Whenever He repeats Himself it means what He is about to say is very important – John 3:3.
If He should repeat Himself three times you know the issue is at a crisis point Joshua 1:1-8.
But four times God repeated Himself saying ‘The Just Shall live by Faith” Habakkuk 2:4 Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11, Hebrews 10:38. For you to enjoy His power and glory you must have faith – Hebrews 11:6.
There are two kinds of faith; the power faith and the glory faith. Power Faith is the faith that is dynamic, aggressive, miracle working, mountain moving. The glory faith is the one that is restful, submissive – Daniel 3:16-18
1 Cor. 12:8-11 The bible says there are nine gifts of the Holy Spirit and these gifts can be put into three categories. We have the vocal gifts: tongues, interpretation of tongues and prophecies. We have the revelation gifts; these are words of wisdom, word of knowledge and discerning of spirits. Words of wisdom is when you are in a difficult situation and you have the right word to say. Word of knowledge is when God releases a word. Discerning of spirits is the ability to know the difference between angels and demons. The last group is the power gift; faith, healings, the working of miracles. Power faith is active; it cannot be stopped – Mark 2:2-4, Mark 5:25-34
That kind of faith that will get breakthrough no matter the obstruction, receive it in Jesus name.
In the name that is above every other name before you leave here today, you will get your miracle
There is glory faith; that is the faith that is in the same category as Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, peace – Galatian 5:22-23. It is the kind of faith that will say like Job “ I know my redeemer liveth” The same kind of faith that will say like Jesus ‘Thy will be done on earth” It takes maturity to operate in the “Glory Faith” It is the kind of faith that can sleep in a storm – Mark 4:31
I am saying to somebody here, no matter how big the storm, relax
We don’t know we have faith until there is a storm; it takes a storm to find out what your foundation is: is it on the rock or on the sand?
Daddy says tell my children, the rock that killed Goliath is still available
Daddy says, in every generation there is a genius, in your generation there will be seven and you will be among the seven.
Romans 8:28 – And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. That is the kind of faith we are talking about. That is the kind of faith that have done tremendous things in my life and in the life of my family.
In the name of the one who sent me, before the end of the year, there will be more testimony of you raising the dead.
You need the power faith and the glory faith; Peter had both – Acts 3:1-11. Acts 9:36-42. It was the glory faith that he used in Acts 12: 5-11. You need both of them; it makes the Christian life enjoyable.
I decree in the name that is above every other name, you will end well
There is someone here today, the older you grow, the better you will become
In the name that is above every other name, every storm coming your way will be diverted.
1 Cor. 12:28-31 – You can have both, what you need is faith; all you need to do is ask God. God gave me both. It is power faith that built auditorium like this. Ask my doctors when they take blood, they wonder why is it normal. It will be normal because there is a “peace that passes all understanding”.
You don’t get only because you don’t ask; All you have to do is ask. John 15:16
The Lord ask me to tell someone Long before the end of this year, you will be singing the song “Glory Ahead”
- Thank the Almighty that is very generous; thank Him for His generosity
- Tell him, Father you said faith comes by hearing, I have heard you word, let my faith begin to multiply
- Father in the mighty name of Jesus, I command before next week, let all the mountains in my life disappear
- Father, the ability to demonstrate your power deposit in me today.
- Father, I have learnt that Glory is the opposite of shame, everything that causes shame be removed from my life today
- Father, the kind of faith that rest completely in you, deposit in me today: let me enjoy the peace of God that passes all understanding.
- Your own special request