January Holy Ghost Service
Theme : Swimming In GLory
Ministering : Pastor E.A Adeboye
Text : 1 Corinthians 15 : 51 – 53
I want to ask you, what does ‘Happy New Year’ means 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.
It doesn’t matter who you are, there is a general meaning.
It means that you are a year closer to the end of your stay on earth.
The moment a child is born, the journey to the end has begun.
Title: Swimming In Glory
There are two word here: Swimming and Glory.
Swimming means to make progress inside water.
Although, God didn’t create man for the waters.
When you go to swim, you’ve gone to an area that God didn’t initially create for you. This implies that you can make progress in the realm that is not yours if you know what to do.
I decree into your life, you’ll shine this year.
Glory is the opposite of shame.
Glory in intrinsically associated with 💡, shining light.
The Almighty God is called the Lord of Glory.
James 1:17- He is also called the Father of light.
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. Mathew 5:15
The opposite of light is darkness.
To shine means to reign over darkness.
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.
Are you ready to shine?
Let me announce to you, you have played church long enough.
Light and darkness will collide, however, get ready to fight darkness.
Get ready to deal with gross darkness.
I say it one more time, you’ll shine this year.
1 Samuel 17, 22:1-2
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.
Shining means your are going to fight goliaths.
However, this fight is a good fight: it is a good fight because you have won before you begin.
1 Timothy 6:12, 2 Timothy 4:7
This fight is loaded in your favour. Why?
Light has never lost its battle.
The only condition that mustn’t be flouted is that in this fight, you must never turn your back.
You’ll fight, but you are going to win.
You are already more than a conqueror.
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.”
I pray for you today, you’ll be a different person by the time you get home tonight.
Swimming means operating successfully in a realm that is not naturally yours.
1 Samuel 17:32-37
Daddy says before the end of this year, you’ll begin to show the signs of a genius.
Anyone who thinks you are the same fellow who left them and wants to tamper with you will be dealt with in Jesus’ name.
We went to start a Church somewhere in Ogun State.
Some individuals were not satisfied and brought out their masquerades to dance.
One of my little girls knew the traditions of that land that when drums break during a masquerade’s dance, the masquerade dies.
She secretly went to a place and prayed that the drum breaks.
It happened according to her prayer.
I pray for you in Jesus’ name that every drum of shame organised for you will break in Jesus’ name.
All those plotting against your future will be fighting themselves in Jesus’ name.
To swim and not drown, you need skills.
To swim in glory, you need Jesus to teach you.
Through Jesus, you can operate successfully in realms well above your age.
As the Lord lives before the end of this year, when they say there is a crisis, you’ll attend to it and not wait for the G.O.
1 Thessalonians 5:17-19
2 Corinthians 11:27
This is a year of serious prayers and serious fastings.
I decree to you today, where you never thought you could reach, you’ll surpass this year.
To swim in glory, you’ll have to stop immoral jokes.
When you want to swim, the first thing you do is to change your dress; you don’t swim with your suits, shoes, ties, etc on.
Ephesians 4:24-25, 6:11-18
You’ll have to wear your swimming apparel to swim in Glory.
Jesus said He’ll build His church.
Is He a liar?
The devil is the one at the losing ends, the gates who are the elders of hell cannot prevail against Jesus’ Church.
During this last Let’s Go A Fishing, we sent a very young deacon to start a Church in a small village.
Where he got an apartment was next to an herbalist; of course, he didn’t know.
My son gave thanks for the hen, killed it and ate it.
Of course, he found it in his one room apartment.
The herbalist who expected his death the next day was surprised to see a vibrant young man who greeted him.
Guess what the herbalist did?
Power passes power.
Prayer Points JANUARY HOLY GHOST SERVICE 2019
THEME: SWIMMING IN GLORY
1. Praise the King of Glory
2. In the mighty name of Jesus, I am the Light of the world. I will shine bright this year.
3) In the mighty Name of Jesus, I will destroy the hold of forces on my family this year.
4) In the mighty Name of Jesus, every lion, bear and Goliath that comes my way this year are tamed.
5) In the mighty Name of Jesus, I will reach the mountaintop this year.
6) In the mighty Name of Jesus, my life will draw thousands away from the kingdom of Satan this year.
7) Personal prayer.
January Holy Ghost Service