THEME: SWIMMING IN GLORY
MINISTER: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
TEXT: ISAIAH 60:1-3
Prayer: Father, give me a new year present today.
What does Happy New Year mean to you? To some people it means I will become an adult this year. To some it means I will graduate this year. To some it means my promotion is due. To some it means I will get married this year,
What does it mean to me you? It doesn’t matter who you are Happy New Year means a thing to all of us. Each time they say Happy New year remember you are getting closer to the end of the journey. Whether we like it or not every one of us will be one year older; we are a year closer to the end of our journey. The journey could end by sleep or by rapture. 1 Corin 15:51-53.
A day is coming when the Lord himself will descend from heaven; those who sleep before the Lord returns when the trumpet shall sound they will be the first arose 1Thessaloninan 4:17, Daniel 12:2. This year is a serious year. This is not a year you will say I will think about my salvation. My joy as a Father is that if you will hearken diligently to me as I take you through the scriptures, by the time this year will be ending you will sitting on the mountain top.
According to Daniel 12:2 when the trumpet shall sound some shall awake to everlasting life while some to shame; the choice is yours. If you are yet to give your life to Jesus, surrender your life to Jesus now. John 3:16-19
Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Swimming in Glory – Swimming is making progress in water. Glory is the opposite of shame. Proverbs 3:35 Glory is associated with light – Luke 2:9 The Almighty God is called the KING OF GLORY Proverbs 24 James 1:17 Ezekiel 43:2 rev 21:10-11. Consequently in Mathew 5:14-15 gave you a new name and he went and said “Let your light shine”. Light is useless it shines Mathew 5:15
Decree: You will shine this year.
The opposite of light is darkness; to shine means to push back darkness by force – Gen. 1:1-4. From the beginning there have been war between light and darkness; Shining means confrontation with darkness.
Consider David in 1 Samuel 16:11-13 He was made king and chapter 17 Lions began to appear and bear and Goliath. In Chapter 22 everybody that needed help came to him. Shining means you have to fight darkness; you will fight bears, you will fight Goliath. The good thing is, the fight you are going to fight is a good fight because you have won before fighting the battle 1Timothy 6:12.
The fight is already in your favor because light has never lost to darkness – John 1:5. Romans 8:35-38 made it clear you are already more than a conqueror. He only condition to winning is that you must not turn your back on the enemy Luke 6: 8.
Swimming- Swimming means operating successfully in a realm that’s not naturally yours; land for man, sky for birds, rivers for the fish. When you are swimmer means you can succeed in a realm that’s not your – 1Samuel 17-33
Decree: By the time you get home tonight, you will be a different person.
In the mighty name of Jesus, every drum of shame beating in your life shall break tonight.
All those who are plotting against your future, in the name that’s above every other name they will began fighting.
Swimming involves skill; you don’t just jump into river you will drown. There is only one that’s ready to teach you to swim; it’s Jesus – Zechariah 4:6, Philippians 4:3. You will need Jesus like more than before this year. 1 Thess. 5:17-19. This year is a year of fasting, there are some demons that won’t move unless you fast – Matthew 14:17-21, 2Corinthians 11:27
In the name that’s above every other name, where you think you cannot reach you will surpass it this year.
Before you swim you must take off your dress; you must take off the old things –Hebrews 12:1, Romans 13:13, Ephesians 4:22, Colossians 3:8-9 – You have to stop all the immoral jokes, they must not be heard from you. After these you will put on the new man – Ephesians 4:24-25, 6:11-18.
All you have been doing is playing church, Jesus give me job, Jesus give me clothes, He wants warriors and by the grace of God you will become one of them.
- Praise the King of Glory
- In the mighty name of Jesus I am the light of the world, I will shine.
- In the mighty name of Jesus, I will destroy the whole forces of darkness in my family this year.
- In the mighty name of Jesus, every lion, every bear, every Goliath that comes my way this year is dead.
- In the mighty name of Jesus, I will reach the mountain top this year.
- In the mighty name of Jesus my life will draw thousands away from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light this year.
- Place your prayer request.
Final Blessing: Beginning from now you will shine. You will never run from wizard again, if they come against you one way they will flee away seven ways.
Every force trying to block your way to joy shall be crushed. You will be triumphant. So shall it be, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. Amen.