April 2018 Holy Communion Service – Stronger Than Your Enemies 4
THEME: STRONGER THAN YOUR ENEMIES – PART 4 (CHILDREN OF CONQUERORS)
MINISTERING: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
TOPIC: THE MEAL THAT PRODUCED A CHAMPION
I know my Redeemer liveth (3ce)
He liveth forever more.
OPENING PRAYER: Our Father and our God, we want to bless your Holy Name. Thank you because Jesus Christ is alive forever more. Accept our Worship in Jesus Name.
My Lord and Saviour, even tonight by that Power of Resurrection that brought Jesus Christ from the dead as we eat and drink tonight; let that Power come alive in us.
Thank you Almighty God. In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed … Amen!
Let somebody shout Halleluyah … Halleluyah!
Shake hands with one or two people and say: My Lord is Alive!
BIBLE TEXT: 2 KINGS 4: 8-17
8. And it fell on a day that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread
9. And she said unto her husband, behold now I perceive that this is an Holy man of God, which passeth by us continually.
10. Let us make a little chamber I pray thee on the wall and let us set him there a bed and a table and a stool and a candlestick and it shall be when he cometh to us that he shall turn in thither.
11. And it fell on a day that he came thither and he turned into the Chamber and lay there.
12. And he said to Gehazi his servant, call this Shunammite. And when he had called her, she stood before him.
13. And he said unto him, say now unto her, behold thou hast been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? Wouldest thou be spoken for to the King or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among mine own people.
14. And he said, what then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, verily she hath no child and her husband is old.
15. And he said, call her. And when he had called her, she stood in the door.
16. And he said, about this Season according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, nay my Lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.
17. And the woman conceived and bare a son at that Season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the time of life.
A meal can make a difference.
In the story that we have just read above; it was a meal that started the relationship between the Shunammite woman and Elisha and that meal produced a Champion.
It was a meal that produced Isaac in Genesis 18: 1-14. God was passing by and He stop briefly before the tent of Abraham. Abraham ran out to meet with God and he invited Him for a lunch. God ate the lunch and decided to say thank you to Abraham. The result of the thank you is Isaac. And Isaac as we shall learn tomorrow is one of the sons of Champions.
The boy produced by the Shunammite woman if we move from where we read to Verse 37; we will see this young man defeated death – When death came calling; he defeated death flat.
As a matter of fact, this boy was a Champion all the way from Heaven. He was almost not to be born but came almost by force because when the Man of God told his mother that she will have a son; his mother said please don’t deceived me. But inspite of her doubt; the boy still came. When death came calling after his arrival; this Champion simply rose up from death.
It was a meal that produced one of the greatest Prophet of all times in 1 Kings 19: 4-21. You will see that Elijah was tired of life, ready to die, asked God to finished him but God fed him. And on the strength of the meal, he travelled for 40 days and 40 nights to meet God and God told him of a young man called Elisha. From that day onwards, a boy that should have died an ordinary farmer became one of the Greatest Prophet.
Daddy have a feeling that God Himself has provided a meal tonight that someone will eat and produce Greatness and Champions – Physical, Financial and Spiritual Champions.
So daddy is not going to delay you further from coming to eat because the moment the meal enters you; it will become a seed and it will begin to produce.
How quickly a seed produces a tree depends on how soon it enters into the soil.
So tonight, the Almighty God has prepared a “Special Meal” for parents who are here who are yet to have a child and for a child already here who till today is considered as mediocre – after today, Greatness begins.
But you know that this is not a meal that you can eat casually as it is a very “Powerful Meal”. The Bible says that anybody who eats it unworthily can be sick or can even die.
So if you are here tonight and you are not a child of God; you won’t want to eat the meal until you are saved. The Bible says if you eat and not saved, then you are eating to damnation. But if you give your life to Jesus Christ, His blood can cleanse you and you become his family; then you can eat and your Greatness begins.
So if anyone is here and you want to surrender your life to Jesus Christ whether here, in the Old Auditorium or wherever you are listening/watching; you can come to the altar now as I count from 1 to 5.
For those already in front of the altar and those coming cry to God as follows: Now ask Him to please save your soul, make you worthy by washing away your sin with His blood. Ask Him to receive you into the Family of God so that you can partake of the Holy Communion worthily.
And for the rest of us; stretch your hands towards these people and pray for them that the one that saved your souls will also save their souls. That the blood of Jesus which has never lost its Power will washed them clean of their sins today.
PRAYER: My Father and my God, we want to thank you for your Words and thank you so much for these people that gave their life. We asked that you saved their souls, let your blood wash away their sins, write their names in the book of life and accept them into the family of God. Please Lord, from now on; anytime they call on you, kindly answer them by fire. Let them serve you to the very end. In Jesus Mighty Name we pray.
… Those in front; let me hear you shout Halleluyah … Halleluyah!
ADMINISTRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION
Immediately, Daddy gives the go ahead and the bread is served; you can go ahead to eat it.
Then you pray thus: Father, let the bread become a seed in me that will germinate to produce Greatness in my life and that of my children.
When they served the wine, you hold on to it as we will drink it together.
Then you will pray thus: Father, anything contrary to Greatness, Victory, Progress, Power and Strength me let it be uprooted and flushed out of me tonight.
2. Father, let the Resurrection Power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead come and dwell richly in me now.
… So shall it be in Jesus Mighty Name we pray.
Let us bring out our offering to say thank you to God for making it possible to have this wonderful provisions.
PRAYER: Father, by the Resurrection Power of the Lord Jesus Christ; everything that is responsible for “Financial Debt” in my life, please destroyed it today and deal with it – every form of “Financial Stagnancy” and “Financial Bankruptcy”. In Jesus Name we pray.
… So with joy in your heart, dance to the nearest basket to drop your offering.
So Father, we bless your Name for tonight. Thank you for dying for us. Thank you for rising again for us. Please accept our Thanksgiving in Jesus Name.
Father, bless the offerings of your children, sanctify them and use it for your Glory.
Father, every business that is dead bring it back to life. Anyone having any form of ” Financial Difficulty”; by the Resurrection Power of Jesus Christ, solve all the problems. Make your children whole and make them great.
In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.
… Let somebody shout Halleluyah … Halleluyah!
Let us not forget that tomorrow’s Holy Ghost Service (HGS, April 2018); is for children.
So, please bring them early before traffic builds up.
It will surely be an eventful and glorious night.
Who got the biggest Miracle here tonight?
Let that person shout the “Biggest Halleluyah” … Halleluyah!!!
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