January 2019 Holy Ghost Service
Theme: Swimming In Glory Part 1
Ministering: Pastor E A Adeboye
Bless God’s Holy name. He is worthy to be praised. Thank You Father. Glory be to Your holy name. Lift your voice to Him and say “Father, please give me a new year present today.”
Sing: We give You glory, we give You honor
Almighty God, the Unchangeable Changer, the One who always I am, we worship You.
Please accept our worship in Jesus’ name. Thank You for last year.
Prayer for January Born: Father, please give them priority. Please, let them come first in all they do. Let it be well with them.
The theme for the month of February is Swimming In Glory Part 2
Happy New Year to you all.
What does ‘Happy New Year’ mean to you?
It means different meaning to different people. To some, it means freedom, growth, marriage, childbirth, graduation, etc. To some other people, it means they are closer to death.
Happy New Year means we are a year closer to the end of our journey in life
1 Corinthians 15:51-53:
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
1 Thessalonians 4:14-17: For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
A day is coming that the Lord Himself will descend with a shout; however, some people will sleep before then.
Daniel 12:2: And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
A day is coming that the dead will awake too.
This is a serious year. You shouldn’t joke with this year at all.
My joy however as your father is that if you will hearken diligently to me as I take you through the word of God, by the time this year is ending, you will be sitting on the mountain top
Land is for man; sky for the bird; and water for the fish. So, swimming means operating in a realm that is not yours.
David was an example of this in 1 Samuel 17:32-37.
Altar Call: The difference between Everlasting life and everlasting damnation is a matter of choice. If you haven’t given your life to Christ, you can choose everlasting life now by accepting Jesus Christ. Thank You Savior for Your Word of salvation. Please save their souls and write their names in the book of life, receive them to Glory whenever You return. Thank You Father
Text: Isaiah 60:1-3 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.
There are two words here: Swimming and Glory. Swimming means to make progress inside water
When you go swimming, You have gone to an area where God didn’t initially create for you. However, you can make progress in an area where it’s not originally meant for you.
Proverbs 3:35: The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
Glory is the opposite of shame. Glory in intrinsically associated with shining light.
Luke 2:9: And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
Psalms 24:7-10 The Almighty God is called the Lord of Glory,
James 1:17: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. He is also called the Father of light.
Ezekiel 43:2: And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory. Light and Glory is the same thing.
Consequently, Matthew 5:14-16, the new name Jesus gave us is Light. Light is useless unless it shines.
Matthew 5:15. I decree into your life, you’ll shine this year. The opposite of light is darkness. To shine means to push back the darkness by force.
Genesis 1:1-4. The battle between light and darkness has been from the beginning. Get ready to shine means to get ready to fight and Lord over darkness. You have played church long enough! The battle line is drawn. Get ready to fight the darkness. Light has no use unless it shines. Many have been trying to win souls by mere talk, no way anymore.
These guys will come when they see how you can deal with darkness. Light has no use when it isn’t shining.
1 Samuel 16:11-13, 1 Samuel 17:34-37, 1 Samuel 22:1-2. You will shine this year.
Shining means you will fight darkness. You will fight lions, bears and Goliaths. The fight you want to fight is a good one because you have won before you start the fight.
2 Timothy 4:7, Light has never lost to darkness.
John 1:4-5, Romans.8:35-39 You are already more than a conqueror.
The only condition to winning is that you must never turn your back to the enemy.
Luke 6:2 And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?
By the grace of God, one of your prayers before this year ends will be, Father, wherever the Lions and the bears are, please bring them to me.
The Lord said there’s someone here today, you will begin to show signs of a genius. Swimming is to operate successfully in a realm that is not ordinarily yours.
1 Samuel 17:32-37. By the time you get home tonight, you will be a different person.
Prayer: In the mighty Name of Jesus, every drum of shame beaten in your life shall break tonight. All those who are plotting against your future, in the Name that is above every other name, they will be fighting themselves.
Swimming involves skill. To learn the skill of swimming, you need help:
Zechariah 4:6: Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. There is someone ready to teach you how to swim. His Name is Jesus.
Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me
As the Lord lives, before the end of this year, when there is a crisis, you won’t send for the GO, you will say they should come to you.
1 Thessalonians 5:17-19, Matthew 14:17-21 & 2 Corinthians 11:27: This is a year of serious prayers and serious fasting. I decree in the Name that is above every other name, where you never thought you will reach, you will surpass it this year. When you want to swim, the first thing you do is to change your dress & lifestyle.
You don’t swim with your suit on, Hebrew.12:1 Ephesians 4:22, Colossians 3:8-9 & Romans 13:12 You have to get rid of certain things if you want to swim.
Ephesians 4:24-25 & 6:11-18 You’ll have to wear your swimming gear to swim in Glory. No more running from the enemy because we are ready to face them.
Satan is the one on the losing end. Jesus said He’ll build His church. Is He a liar? No! The devil is the one at the losing ends, the gates who are the elders of hell cannot prevail against Jesus’ Church.
Prayer Point 1: Praise God with all your heart
Prayer Point 2: In the mighty name of Jesus, I am the light of the world. I will shine bright this year.
Prayer Point 3: In the mighty name of Jesus, I will destroy the hold of forces of darkness in my family this year
Prayer Point 4: In the mighty Name of Jesus, every lion, bear and Goliath that comes my way this year are tamed.
Prayer Point 5: In the mighty Name of Jesus, I will reach the mountaintop this year
Prayer Point 6: In the mighty Name of Jesus, my life will draw thousands away from the kingdom of Satan this year.
Prayer Point 7: Personal prayer