GOING HIGHER – PART 63: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE – SPECIAL RCCG ONLINE SUNDAY SERVICE, 19TH JUNE, 2022.
SPECIAL RCCG ONLINE SUNDAY SERVICE
TOPIC: GOING HIGHER – PART 63
MINISTERING: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
DATE: 19TH JUNE 2022
BIBLE TEXT: 1 KINGS 19:18
Let Us Pray!
Immortal God, how Great thou art.
Father Almighty, we want to Worship You again today. Thank God that we are serving a God who lives forever. We are Proud of You Lord and we are delighted to belong to You. What a Joy to be a Member of the Family of God. Please accept our Thanks in Jesus Name.
Lord, speak to us today – Speak Healings to our bodies, Speak Health to our bones. Lord, let it be well with all of us.
And as You send Your Words, deliver us from all destructions.
In Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen!
Praise the Lord – Hallelujah!
You can wave to one (1) or two (2) People and say: Good Day, God will bless you today. And then of course you may be seated.
We are continuing with our Series on Going Higher as we move to Part 63 – “GOING HIGHER – PART 63.
And very reluctantly, we have to move on now. For quite some time, we have been talking on 1 Kings 19: 15-17. But we have to move on now to 1 Kings 19:18.
God was still speaking to Elijah and He said:
1 Kings 19:18:
Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.
You will remembered that Elijah said unto God – They have killed all Your Prophets; I’m the only one remaining and they are looking for me to kill me.
And God said: Elijah, by the way; I have asked you to go and anoint this fellow, anoint that one. By the way Elijah, I have seven thousand (7,000) others beside you. You think that you are the only one left doing the Will of God? Oh my Servant Elijah; I have seven thousand (7,000) others that have not bowed to Baal, that have not kissed him. I have seven thousand (7,000) others that have refused to compromised.
You know, no matter how rotten the world may become; God will always have a Remnant!
No matter how rotten Christianity may become, there will be a Remnant – Those who will say: I don’t care what others may be doing; I will do the Will of God!
But we will look at Part One (1) of this Verse today. If God allows, we will come back and look at the Part Two (2) of it next week (26th June, 2022).
Because the first thing that God is telling Elijah here is that I have seven thousand (7,000) ways where you have only one (1) way.
You are one fellow, you have one (1) way but I (That is: God) have seven thousand (7,000) other ways where you have only one (1).
I can fight my battles in various ways Elijah:
- I can fight by Land.
Like in Numbers 16: 28-33; when Korah, Dathan and Abiram ganged up against my Servant. I asked the Ground to opened and swallowed them.
Oh, you say that they are after you, they want to kill you.
Are they not going to be walking on the Ground? I (God) don’t have to move. I can just sit down in Heaven and tell the Earth to swallow those who are Pursuing you. I can tell the Earth to quake in order to frustrate your enemies.
You know Acts 16: 25-26; the People who threw Paul and Silas into Prison thought that an end has come; they thought that his Destiny was sealed. You say that you want to serve God, we will see how you will do it?
But the Almighty God sent an Earthquake and forced open the Prison Doors and then destroyed every yokes in just one Move!
After all, it is written in Psalms 104:32 that when God looks upon the Earth; all He has to do is “Look” and the Earth will tremble.
And then Psalms 68:1 says if even only He will just Stand Up; His enemies will scatter – Let God arise and His enemies will scattered.
The Good News to those of you who are ‘True Children’ of God – Particularly, to those of you who has been “Going Higher”; you don’t have to worry about enemies who are still walking on the face of this Earth. If they try to grab you, the Earth can swallow them; if they say that they have put you in Prison, God will send an Earthquake – Amen!
- And God can fight by Sea.
You know Exodus 14: 13-28 – God didn’t have to move. All He has to do is to tell the Sea to Part and open a way for you where there is no way. And if the enemies should be stupid enough as to follow you, He (God) can ask the Sea to close up on them.
He can fight Prophets if the Prophet decides to be disobedient – Jonah 1: 1-15.
If God loves you and you are determined to go the wrong way; He can tell the Sea to begin to roar and cause the storm to show you that you are going in the wrong direction.
When I asked you to go right, don’t go left. I will stop you and force you to come back in my direction.
- He can fight by Air.
You know Joshua 10: 9-11; when God was defending his own. He was the first Person to throw Bombs; smashing the heads of the enemies.
In Genesis 19: 23-24; the Bible tells us that when He decided to fight, He could send down fire and brimstone.
The Good News to those of you who are ‘True Children’ of God – God has many ways to defend you, to take care of those who want to fight against you.
Remember that He makes a Promise in the Book of Isaiah 41: 10-13. He said that because I have decided to help you; all those who incense against you, will be as Nothing. He said that you will search for them but you won’t even find them.
And so, I want to tell all those of you who are ‘True Children’ of God – Relax because God will take care of you (Amen).
But there are other things to learn from this:
- God was telling Elijah – I know those who are mine. You may not know them but there are seven thousand (7,000) of my ‘Own People’ that you are not even aware of.
The Bible says in 2 Timothy 2:19 – It says that the Foundation of God stands sure, having this Seal. The Lord knows them that are His.
Believe it or not Brethren – God has “Secret Disciples”. In so many other Religions, there are People who are there who are Pretending to be in another Religion Probably because they are afraid for their Lives. Or for one reason or the other, they don’t want to show the world that they are Christians.
I know quite a few of them as well.
And there were quite a few of them too in the days of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself:
I. In Matthew 27: 57-60; the Almighty God tells us in His Words that there was a Man called Joseph of Arimathaea. He was a Disciple, he was a very wealthy man, Popular man, well known. When Jesus Chrust died, he was the one who went forward and said Please give me His Body. He was such an Influential man that he walk in to the Throne Room of the one In-Charge.
II. There was this man called Nicodemus in John 3:3. He was a “Big Man” among the Religious People of those days.
He wanted to follow Jesus Christ but he couldn’t come by the day and so came by night.
It was through him (Nicodemus) that we learnt that you must be Born Again (John 3: 1-8).
- Now God knows those who are His People also means that there might be the People who are Pretending to be Christians but who are not – God knows them all!
… He knows you brother, He knows you Sister and He knows how genuinely you are.
Do you know that there is one thing that God has used Coronavirus to do? – He has used it to test the Commitment of the “So Called” Christians.
We used to sing this Song in Yoruba Language – If the fire is burning and the rain is falling hard; I will follow Jesus.
DMC NOTES: The “Original Lyrics of the Song as rendered in Yoruba Language is:
B′ina ba n jo, emi o tele Jesu
B’ojo ba n ro, emi o tele Jesu
B′ina ba n jo, b’ojo n ro, emi o tele
Duro demi Jesu, ki n le ba o debe
Fire is not burning yet and some People has seized the opportunity of Coronavirus to stay away from Church.
I was amazed when I read in the dailies that two hundred thousand (200,000) People in Nigeria died of Malaria and the People who died from Coronavirus was less than two thousand (2,000).
So, which is more deadly?
Malaria wasn’t able to give a Test of your commitment to God but Coronavirus did!
Long after all restrictions has been stopped; some People still stay away from the Church. Why? Because they are Pretenders!
God knows those who are His. The Question coming to you today is: Are you one of them?
- Nothing is hidden from Him – Mark 4:22.
My Brothers and Sisters, listen carefully – God knows all you have done.
In 2 Kings 5: 20-27; the Bible tells us that Elisha didn’t leave his room and yet he saw everything that Gehazi has done.
… God knows all you have done and He knows even you!
In Acts 5: 1-11; Peter didn’t follow Ananias and Sapphira to their home but he knew through the Holy Spirit their conspiracy.
Not only does He knows what we have done; He knows the Motives behind what we have done.
1 Samuel 2:3 says: By Him Actions were weighed.
He knows everything – Please remember this as you are going Higher!
Psalms 139: 1-6; David said: When I sit down, God knows; when I stand up, God knows; when I think, God knows.
He knows what you are Planning to do even before you do it – You need to know this as you “Go Higher” in the Lord because it is very crucial.
It is crucial that you know who is this God that you are dealing with?
In John 13: 27-30; He told Judas Iscariot – That which you want to do, go and do it quickly.
It is Good News for the friends of this All Knowing God that you have a God who knows all things – Your sitting down, your standing up, where you are going, what you Plan to do. That is a Good News!
Why? – 2 Chronicles 16:9 tells us that the eyes of the Lord runs to and fro throughout the whole Earth.
It is Good News because you have an enemy who is also interested in your Movement.
1 Peter 5:8 says that you have an enemy who is like a roaring lion, walking about, seeking who he may devour.
Combine the two (2) Verses (2 Chronicles 16:9 and 1 Peter 5:8) – The enemy is walking while the eyes of the Lord are running. The one who is running is going to arrive before the one who is walking.
… That means that you are safe.
- Oh, God knows everything about me – Doesn’t that make me a bit uncomfortable? – No, it only means that He will arrive on time when you need Help!
I. 1 Kings 17: 8-16 – The Widow of Zarepheth had only one meal left to eat with her son and die. But Help was already on the way and Help came on time!
II. In Luke 7: 11-15 – The Widow of Nain was already on the way to Bury her only son but Jesus Christ arrived on time.
III. Daniel 3: 19-27 – Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were bound and thrown into the fiery furnace seven (7) times hotter than usual. It was so hot that the People who took them in were slained by the heat from the furnace. But before they got into the Fire, the fourth (4th) Man was there – And he was there on time.
The “Consuming Fire” Himself neutralised the furnace that was seven (7) times hotter than usual.
IV. Daniel 6: 19-22 – They threw Daniel into the den of Lions but before he landed there, an Angel of the Lord was there to shut the mouth of the Lions.
Why? – Because His eyes were running to and fro – Knowing when one of His own is in Need and He will arrive on time.
Let me remind you of just one example that I have shared with you before.
In our first Year in the Redemption Camp, we wanted to do what we have not done before – We wanted to hold Convention in the Jungle here. All the buildings that you are seeing now ki,ometers to our right, kilometers to our left, kilometers to our front and back; they all came after we came here.
… So, it was Jungle – Pure and Simple. It was the home of Pythons or whatever. And I have the audacity to say: God said, God has given us these lands and we will hold our Convention here.
And there was a week to go to the Convention and we have Problems with water. We were digging Wells everyday – We will dig today, reach water tomorrow and the Well will collapsed.
A week to the Convention, on a Sunday; a man was driving Past – Not a Member of the Church and he just drop by (Branched).
And he said that I see activities going on here; what is going on here?
I said that we want to host a “Christian Convention”. He said that is wonderful. And then said: What is your Need?
I said that my Primary Need now is water and I went ahead to tell him about our challenges in sourcing for water.
He said that what you need is Bore Hole. I said I know but I don’t have the money for Bore Hole. And he said that I will dig one for you.
I thank him and said: Sir, the Convention starts next week and it is only one (1) week to go. He said that should be enough time.
It was Sunday afternoon; by Sunday Evening, his Engineers have arrived.
To cut the long story short, we reached water a day before the Convention. And overnight, we had raised up a tank in the Moonlight.
By the time the People arrived the following day (Sunday); water was flowing because God was on time!
This same God who has seven thousand (7,000) ways where you have only one (1) is standing by you today to send Help to you – And He will be right there for you on time!
That is why if you don’t belong to Him, you are Punishing yourself – Your Struggling, using everything that you have, every means that you know but that is the only one way. Why don’t you come over to the One who has seven thousand (7,000) ways when you have only one (1) way.
In a very Simple way, He will solve all your Problems and He will be on time.
So, if you want to cross over to the Side of a God that is so Powerful and so Mighty; why don’t you come to Him now – Surrender your Life to Him and He will take over from there.
If you want to give your Life to Jesus Christ, then you bow your head wherever you are even as you read this Message now on the Label of DMC – Cry unto Him. Tell Him that I want to surrender my Life to You as I have struggled enough. I want You to be my Help, I want to spend the rest of my Life assisted by You.
Call on Him and I will Pray for you and He will save your Soul and things will Change from now on.
Thank You my Father. In Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen.
PRAYER FOR SALVATION AND CLOSING PRAYER
Ancient of Days, I just want to say Thank You – Thank You for Your Words.
Thank You for Your Words that is the Truth and Thank You for those who has listened to the Truth or read them now on the Label of DMC and have decided to surrender their lives to You.
Father, Please receive them, save their Souls, let Your Blood wash away their sins, receive them into the Family of God and let everything become New for them.
And Lord, I Pray that from now on, anytime they cry to You for Help, send the Help speedily.
And Lord, all of us who are already Your Children, who are in one Need or the other; let our Help come today!
In Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen!
Praise the Lord – Hallelujah!
Now, I want to rejoice with those of you who has given your Life to Jesus Christ. I want you to contact me. I want to know your name, your Address and your Prayer Requests and I Promised you that I will be Praying for you and you will be receiving Help from God – Even Help that you have not asked for and you will know that Somebody is Praying for you.
Now, let me have your names, your Address and your Prayer Requests. And then contact any Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) near you. Tell the Pastor there that I sent you, he will arrange for your Baptism and your Joy will continue from there on.
God Bless You – Amen.
Praise the Lord – Hallelujah!!!
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