THE WONDERS OF WORSHIP
Lift your hands to the Almighty God and begin to worship Him. Give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration.
He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, He is worthy to be magnified. Praise His holy name, give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration. Bless His holy name. Worship Him, Worship the King of kings, worship the Lord of lords, bless His holy name, there is no One like Him, give Him glory, give Him Honor, give Him adoration.
The Bible says we are to make a joyful noise to the Lord, tonight the best way to make a joyful noise unto the Lord is for you to think of a song of your own, I think of a song of my own. You sing to Him yours, I sing to Him mine; we combine all these song and anyone listening to us will think we are making a noise but God is listening to the song of each and every One of us.
I want you to think of a song and just go ahead and begin to sing to the Almighty God…..
In Jesus mighty name we worship
Worthy, worthy is the Lamb 3ce
That was slain!
Glory, glory halleluiah! 3ce
Praise the Lord!
Worthy, worthy is the Lamb 3ce
That was slain!
Glory, glory halleluiah! 3ce
Praise the Lord!
Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the Author and Finisher of our faith, the Possessor of heaven and the earth, the Rock of ages, the Ancient of days, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Holy One of Israel, the Unchangeable changer, the One who is the One who was the One who is to come.
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting father, Prince of peace, the Way, the Truth and the Life, the great Redeemer, the great Physician, the great Deliverer, the great Provider, the Lord of host, the Lord strong and Mighty the Lord mighty in battle, the King of glory Himself, glory be to your Holy name, Father, glory be to your holy name.
Thank you for January, thank you for February, thank you for March, thank you for April, thank you for May and oh Lord!
Thank you for June, glory be to your holy name, accept our worship in Jesus name.
Tonight all we have come to do is to worship you and as we worship you, build your throne in our lives, as we worship you Almighty God, do what you alone can do in Jesus name, as we worship you , give us something to sing about.
Father, if we have any request at all tonight; even before we call, answer us in Jesus name. Thank you Almighty God, in Jesus mighty name we have worshipped.
Prayer for those born in the month of JUNE:
My Father and my God, I want to commit your children born in the month of June into your hands because we have set aside the month of June for worshipping you and for thanks giving, I hereby decree that in the lives of all these your children; thanks giving will be constant.
Every day of their lives my Father and my God they will have something to sing about. Give them a new beginning; a new beginning of joy, a new beginning of answered prayers, of mighty testimonies, of a closer work with God, let it be well with them and let them serve you till the end, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed amen!
Let someone shout a big halleluiah!
By the grace of God next month as you have been told the theme of our Holy Ghost service is the WONDERS OF DIVINE BLESSINGS.
If you missed any Holy Ghost Service this year, don’t miss that of July that is of course if you want divine blessings.
I also want to announce that the elders of this Church and elders of any Church will be gathering together with the elders of any church, will be gathering together for their 12TH Annual elders congress and praise night on the 21th – 22nd of this month.
It will be exciting to be present where elders are praising God and worshipping Him, because that is what the twenty-four elders are doing in heaven, and their theme for this year elder’s congress is “BE YE HOLY".
I think the elders should talk about that because they are closer home than many of us. All elders are cordially invited.
The Friday program begins at 6pm, the Sunday program continues at 10am.
We want to thank the Almighty God for the presentation of His children tonight, they all did very well, glory be to God. Maybe if I take it zone by zone, we might get a kind of summary.
Zone one; they kept to time, they spent exactly 35 minutes allotted to them, the choir was okay, the choir was good.
The sermon was okay; the only correction which is common to all of them is their definition of worship, they assumed that when we talk of wonders of worship, they assume that automatically the wonders of the ship of God, but all we said is wonders of worship.
And so in their definition of worship they were defining the worship of God instead of worship.
Because not everybody worship God, there are people who worship idols, there are people who worship their wives, there are people who worship their husbands, there are people who worship their children, their people who worship money, believe it or not, there are people who worship bicycles.
I can tell you that because when I was at Ilesha Grammar school some few years ago, we had a teacher who had a bicycle; he loves the bicycle so much that when He gets to a muddy part of the road, he comes down from the bicycle and carries the bicycle across.
Ask your neighbor what do you worship?
There are people who worship other things other than God. They should probably have stopped by saying worship is preferential treatment, preferential approach etc and then go on to say that however tonight we want to focus on worship of God that is the way it should have been.
Now apart from these common mistakes they all did very well.
The first preacher for example among several things made known to us in his very well researched presentation that when you worship the Almighty God:
Three mighty points and I think we should give the Lord a big round of applause for that presentation.
Then came on the scene is the second zone; the second zone again did very well their choir was not just good but very good.
Then the sermon was great and incidentally they kept to time. It wasn’t long we discovered that the one who was preaching was an evangelist; he was good. And he also made some very important points:
Then we move on to zone three: zone three also did excellently well, they kept to time which is very good, and they only exceed their time by two minutes which is tolerable.
Two minute is not too bad for a beginner. Their choir was not just good but great. And it wasn’t long also before we discovered we are dealing with an evangelist.
There is only one point I want to point to him, he was a little too loud as a result some of us had to strain our ears to hear what he has to say.
Initially we adjusted as we went along we had to retune our ears to higher volume. Anointing has nothing to do with noise.
You can talk normally just as am talking now and God will still do what He will still do. That is important so you don’t have to shout in order to get your message across, apart from that he did extremely well.
He gave a definition of worship that is very close to my heart and that is worship actually means total submission to the person you are worshipping.
And then He made some crucial point also, he said worship should be a habit; it is not something you do just once in a while. For a child of God worship should be almost the same thing as breathing.
David said I will bless the Lord at all times, he mentioned that one. He also mentioned something important; and that worship is active not passive.
I have said it before, it is possible to study the word of God silently; you can read the bible silently.
It is possible to meditate silently, believe it or not it is possible to pray silently, as a matter of fact as noisy as we Pentecostal are.
Anytime we say let somebody ask for something special, suddenly you don’t want the fellow next to you know what you are asking and everybody goes quiet.
So you can pray silently, but there is no way you can praise silently, you can’t praise somebody silently.
If you want to say the fellow is good, you will have to open your mouth to say so.
So if there is somebody here who wants praise God let me hear a shout of halleluiah!
And then he went further to tell us that worship is a weapon of warfare which is probably the area I will be discussing on briefly later on.
He also mentioned one point that I hope you all got and that is that when a true worshipper is before God; He is carefree.
A true worshipper doesn’t care whether you are looking at him or not because He is not concerned with you, he is concerned with God.
True worshippers don’t remember how big they are, they don’t remember they are president or governor or whatever.
“I am before my maker let me do my own thing”. And tonight as we go deeper into the word of God, you may need to tell the fellow next to you; if you don’t want to worship God relocate because I want to worship God tonight.
Any worshipper here tonight? Wave your hand and shout to the Almighty God.
Let’s put our hands to the Almighty God for the third zone, they did very well.
Then the fourth zone, their choir was also very good in fact as I watch them the thought that came to my mind is indeed divine militancy.
We know the area they came from and when they sang they sang militantly and I like that.
That is the way God expect; in spirit and in truth with everything, they put everything into it. The conductor was himself was sweating half way, beautiful choir.
Then the preacher came on the scene and incidentally the preacher of zone four seems to be the only elder in the group of preachers tonight.
So when I saw him coming I said “well let’s get ready for something matured” and belief me honestly he gave us something matured.
Because when he was reading his text, I was wondering where is he going. Because He started with David weep and crying, I said we are here to worship God where is he going?
But by the time he finished, glory be to God! He has made some very serious points:
There is only one important point to tell the elder; he forgot time he got carried away and over shot his time by ten minutes.
Well, being an elder we can understand but time is not just money, time is life, be careful how you spend it.
All put together I want us to really, really put our hands together to all these wonderful children of God who has blessed us tremendously tonight.
Now before I go to my own message and I can assure you that I will be brief because we are here to worship God.
I think I need to remind us the meaning of clapping, because some of us have forgotten.
I have told the story before that clapping signifies to God that God, “I will cooperate with you” and I will explain it.
One day the two hands saw the birds singing and they feel we too should be able to sing, and finger my finger they tried, one finger moving no sound, two no sound, until somehow there was an inspiration if two fingers cooperate they will produce some sound.
It might not be much but if two fingers are cooperating they will produce a sound.
Then suddenly they said if two finger cooperating can produce a sound, then a finger cooperating with a palm might produce a bigger sound.
You want to hold your one palm and began to tap it with one finger, “do you get any finger at all?” put two finger together, go on to three fingers, go to four, go to five, amen!
So anytime we asked you to put your hands together for God, we are asking you to tell Him that from now on I will cooperate with you.
Go ahead now and put your hands together with the Almighty
Then I have told you before, (All these are necessary because of the worship that is going to come up later)
Bible scholars says when the Bible said clap your hands oh ye people, what the original means is that put your enemies in-between your two palms and jam the palms together.
Jam the hands together; Crush the enemy by putting your hands together.
John 4 v 22-24 Jesus was speaking here to the woman of Samaria, and He said “Ye worship what ye no not what, we know what we worship for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour comet and now is when the true worshippers shall worship the father in Spirit and in Truth, for the father seeketh such to worship Him.”
God is a spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Now the greatest wonder of worship of God is that when we are not even sure that prayer will succeed, we know that worship will never fail.
This is because the most important ingredients to answered prayer is found in Isaiah 55v 6. It says seek the Lord while He may be found; call on Him while He is near.
In other words, there may be a time when you will seek for Him and He may not be found, there is a time you may call on Him and He may not be near.
Now the question is: since God is invincible, how do I know when He is near?
And when we talk about Him being near, how near is near?
In Proverbs 8 v17 God said I love those who love me, those who seek me early shall find me.
Ok , when is early?
Is it at midnight, is it 6am, is it 5am?
When is early, how early is early?
So we have a problem, even in prayer. How do we know whether He is hearing us or not because we don’t know whether He is near or far?
But the problem is solved for us by saying if you worship God in spirit and in truth, God Himself will seek you out.
It is not a question of me seeking Him now; it will be Him seeking me.
And if God is seeking me, there can be no mistakes, because believe it or not God knows your address.
If God wants to visit you, He doesn’t need anybody to point out to Him where you come from. He knows where you are born, He knows where you residing, He knows your present address.
When He was talking to somebody that He wanted to send to Saul, He said Saul of Tarsus; is in a particular house, at a particular time.
He knows where you are born; He knows your present address, He knows the street, the name of the street was called straight.
He said in the house of Simon, not just an ordinary Simon, a particular Simon.
God have been numbering houses before you are born, He knows your address, and I am praying for somebody here today that as great as this crowd is God will seek you out.
But that is where the beauty lies, For God to seek you out, God who is seated on his throne, for God to pay you a visit, he has to get up from His throne.
And Psalm 68 v1-3 says let God arise and His enemies be scattered. So when you worship God and He is coming to pay you a visit, He arises.
That is the greatest wonder of all! As soon as God arises, your enemies begin to scatter.
In Judges 15 v 14-15 the Bible tells us the story of how Samson dealt with the Philistines and they became angry and decided to lay a siege on the children of Israel, the children of Israel asked them why are you here?
And they replied we want Samson. They said don’t worry we will hand him over to you. And three thousand men went to the rock Etam to go and bind Samson, he said “well just make sure you are not going to kill me because if you attempt that whether we are relatives or not, it is not going to matter”.
They said no, we will only bind you and hand you over to the enemy.
By the time they were binding him, God said nothing, they brought him down him from the mountain, God remained silent.
And then they handed Him over to the enemy and the enemy began to rejoice, then God arose.
Every one of you here tonight, and those of you listening to me all over the world, God will arise for you tonight.
And as soon as God arose, the enemies of Samson scattered, those who are slow in scattering got killed; just One thousand of them.
It doesn’t matter how many enemies followed you into the month of June,
In the name that is above every other name, by the time rises tomorrow they shall be no more.
So what is your enemy tonight? Because when we talk about enemies many at times, people are thinking about mother in law, father in law, daughter in law, not necessarily so.
Your enemy could be sickness, so if your enemy is sickness, that pain, that ache which is not allowing you to enjoy the abundant life that God has for you, if that is your enemy, all you need to get rid of it is to worship God.
Mark 1 v 40-45 the Leper worship God, he was incurable until he worshipped God.
The beauty about the story of that leper, is that when he was going down on his knees; he was a leper. But the time he finished worshipping and he got up, he was whole.
Tonight as you worship the Almighty God before the worship is over, you shall be whole in Jesus name.
My advice however is that after you have been made whole, keep worshipping God; so that the sickness may never return.
I have told you the story of a man who was carried to the headquarters years ago, completely stiff, his hands stiff like iron, his legs like iron.
He couldn’t bend his hands by any means; he couldn’t bend down by any means. He came like that, we ask him if he will give his life to Jesus he did, we prayed a simple prayer, immediately everything became normally; he was able to kneel, he was able to raise his hands, he was able to clap, he was able to do everything he wasn’t able to do before.
For two weeks he was always ready at the service, singing and praising God and after some time we couldn’t find him again.
And so we did a follow up.
And he said “what is the problem? If you go to the hospital and you get well won’t you come home?”
“Is it your church that healed me? I came to your church and I got healed, thank you very much that is all”.
He got his healing but he lost it because some month later I saw him as I was driving from the university of Lagos I saw him; this time not only were the hands back the way there were, not only were the legs back the way they were, the mouth is now open and won’t close.
The healing that God will give you tonight shall be permanent in Jesus name.
What if your enemy is not sickness suppose it is bondage.
And you know that forces of darkness are holding you captive, like one of the brother before me who spoke, the mad man of Gardereans fell on his knees, before the demon could take over his tongue he was already on his knees worshipping God.
By the time he was on his feet all the demons were gone.
When you find yourself in bondage, worship God.
You don’t have to attend a deliverance service if you know how to worship God.
You cannot be a good worshipper of God and demons will stay with you, it is not possible.
I have told you before that you don’t find me in any of our meetings beginning the service the way some people will do, saying we are about to start this service now devil we bind you etc, you don’t hear me say that, why?
Because I have seen people binding the devil in the morning service and then they bind him in the evening service which means he got loose between morning service and evening service.
Now if he is that slippery how do I know that five minutes after I bind him, he won’t be loose?
But I have found a better way of dealing with the devil; he doesn’t stay where people are praising God.
Because God happens to be his number one enemy and nobody likes to stay where they are praising their enemy.
That is why I start my own service by asking you to praise God.
May I hear someone shout another halleluiah!
If your enemy is bondage, worship Him, and after He has set you free, keep on worshipping Him.
You can see me hammering on what He will do after.
Because tonight as we worship God, God will do marvelous thing in our lives, and I want your healing to be permanent, I want your deliverance to be permanent.
Again I have told you the story of a man who swallowed a charm to make money.
They gave him seven years; seven years.
He will be ridiculously rich but after seven years you will die.
He said no problem.
Seven years of enjoyment is better than a life time of suffering.
So he swallowed the charm.
But the money didn’t come and what he swallowed began to bite him inside. A few days for seven years to conclude, he ran into the church.
We asked him to give his life to Jesus he did, we prayed a simple prayer and he vomited the thing, right there at the headquarters.
And of course for some time he was coming and he was praising God. After some time we didn’t see him again.
And we did a follow up.
And he said thank you very much they told me that I swallowed the first one wrongly.
If you don’t continue in the worship of God after deliverance the demons will come back and this time they won’t come back alone, they will come with their friends.
I am praying that your deliverance will permanent in Jesus name.
So he swallowed it correctly this second time and money began to follow like a river.
When it was almost seven years now, he had a brain wave; after all, all this demons are in Africa so if I run to Britain the weather there is cold so they won’t be able to handle that.
So he jumped into a plane on his way to London, He died on the plane.
The devil will always come for his own pay.
Thank God I belong to Jesus Christ.
If you need mental or material breakthrough, worship God.
In 2 Chronicle 1 v 6-15 the Bible tells us that Solomon worshipped God by offering a thousand burnt offering to God.
It was an act of worship, the kind that the people around him had never seen before.
That night God paid him a visit and told him anything you want ask.
And the boy said, I want wisdom because he was so dull and he knew he was dull.
Give me wisdom; give me knowledge so that I can serve you the way I ought to.
The Bible says God gave him wisdom and gave him in addition, that before him there was no one like him and after him there have never been another one.
When you want wisdom this time I’m not only talking to student, I’m talking to all of us, wisdom is the principal thing.
Business men needs wisdom, academicians needs wisdom. Even in handling your marital affairs you need wisdom, and if you need wisdom, worship God.
He will give you wisdom and when you worship Him in Spirit and in truth and your way that may seems to be securely blocked by the enemy will be forced open.
Occasionally as you go through life you find that when you turn to the right it seems to be blocked, you turn to the left it seems to be blocked, front is blocked, it becomes difficult to go back and you don’t even know what to do anymore; worship God!
Like somebody mentioned earlier on the children of Israel were securely blocked by the wall of Jericho but when they worshipped God, the wall came down flat.
You know among Pentecostal there is praise, they call it “shout down your wall!”
In other word if you have a wall blocking your way, shout so loudly that the wall will fall; now it may sound funny but if that shout is not just hoooo! But if it is halleluiah, it will work.
Is anybody faced with a blockage to your way tonight; let me hear you shout that blockage down.
I told you that all I want to do is to briefly prepare the ground to worship God; we want to do something we haven’t done for a long time.
Daddy says “son, do you believe that I am Unchangeable?” And of cause the answer is “yes Lord”. He said “son do you believe that what I have done before, I can do it again?” I said “yes Lord”. So He asked me to tell you that the God of Joshua is still here today. And the way you shouted casually wasn’t the way He was expecting you to. Is anybody here having an obstacle? Get on your feet and shout a big halleluiah to the Almighty God. I can assure you that it may sound childish but you will testify.
The Lord says there is someone here tonight; He said I will lengthen your life so that you can praise me more.
Daddy says it is written that the first shall become last, but the last shall become first. He asked me to tell you that the last shall become first shall be your portion.
Whenever you worship God, He responds mightily. Any time you worship God He responds mightily.
Let me give you an example, Davis said in Psalm 118 v1 he said my heart is fixed within me, I will praise the Lord, the Almighty God responded in Psalm 23 v 5 David now said thou prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
If you will decide to worship God without changing, whatever may be happening He will prepare a table before you in the presence of your enemies.
Do you know what that means? Irrespective of what your enemies may try, God will bless you.
David said in Psalm 34 v 1 He said I will bless the Lord at all time, His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
You know what God said? “David, since you are going to bless me at all time. Since my praise shall continually be in your mouth, surely goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life.”
You make up your mind that you are going to worship Him, He will respond mightily!
I expect that fire will fall tonight, so it doesn’t matter what the enemy may do, this is your night because you are going to worship God like you have never done before and He will respond like He has never done before.
I told those who were with me in Israel… I said there are two categories of worshippers, there are those who worship God, those who praise Him, after something has happened, after miracle, I called them baby worshipper.
There are those who worship God before their miracles come, they are the adult worshipper, people who will worship God, when the wall is still standing, people who will worship God even when the sickness is still there, people who will worship God when it looks as if they may never have a child.
Because it is the adult worshippers, who worshipped God before the miracle, that always get more than they asked for.
And tonight, just as David said
Thou anoint my head with oil, my cup runneth over.
The cup of someone will run over in Jesus name, if you are the one let me hear you shout halleluiah!
Now before we move into the session of worship, I need to let you know that according to the word of God when a sinner tries to bring a sacrifice to Him, He doesn’t receive it, the word of God says a sacrifice of a sinner is an abomination to God.
So if you are not yet born again, when it gets to the stage where everybody is worshipping God don’t join us, but if you will make up your mind that you will give your life to Jesus Christ right now, He will save your soul and then you will become one of those who qualifies to worship the Almighty God.
Because the real meaning of surrendering your life to Jesus is to say from now, you are the One I want to worship.
I won’t worship the devil anymore, I won’t worship the flesh anymore, I won’t worship money anymore, I won’t worship sin anymore.
If you want to surrender your life to Jesus Christ I want you to begin to come now ….
And as you come begin to talk to God, ask Him to have mercy on you, ask Him to save your soul. Promise Him that you are surrendering to Him tonight.
And the rest of us please stretch your hands towards these people and ask the Almighty to have mercy on them and save their souls. Ask that the Almighty God will forgive them of their sins.
…In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Father I want to thank you for all these your children who have come forward tonight to surrender their lives to you; you are the One who promised oh Lord that whosoever will come unto you, you will not cast out, they have come to you now, Father receive them in Jesus name, have mercy on them in Jesus name.
Let your blood wash away their sins tonight in Jesus name, save their souls and write their names in the book of life in Jesus name.
Father from now on, as they worship you and call on you, please answer them by fire in Jesus name. Don’t let them go back into the world and let them serve you forever, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Now I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward, I want to promise you that from now on anytime I am praying I will remember you in my prayers and very soon you will be receiving miracles, even miracles you didn’t ask for, so I am going to need your names, your address and your prayer firstname.lastname@example.org
I want you to pay attention, I want to tell you one story before we do what we are about to do tonight, some of you have heard the story before.
We were in Abuja for the first Holy Ghost Service; we wanted to start a church so we decided to have an Holy Ghost Service.
We were going to be there for three days I was in the hotel where they lodge me and I was praying with all my heart; Almighty God save soul, heal the sick, set the captives free, you know the normal prayer a good pastor should pray.
When all of a sudden God spoke to me and said “son shut up” and like I used to say I was happy when He says shut up because at least it means He is listening.
He said all that I have done for you when have you thank Me for it? Do this, do that, am I your servant?
I said am very sorry Lord.
He said for the next three days all I want you to do is worship Me, don’t ask Me for anything just worship Me.
Am telling you it was very difficult; I will sing, I will dance, I will worship Him for a while the mind will go to something I need.
Then I will say do this, He will say go back to worship. I did it for three days, towards the end of the three days, He said to me “son, because of what you have done, go home, select elders who will go and cement the foundation of the church, He said because all you have seen thus far is addition but now you about to experience multiplication.
I won’t tell you how many church we have in the great Abuja but I can tell you this; one minister of Abuja pulled down forty six of our churches in two weeks and it didn’t bother us at all. That will tell you the meaning of multiplication.
Tonight you are not going to ask God for anything, all you are going to do is to praise Him, for the next thirty minute or more if the Holy Spirit says we should continue you will just Worship God.
If you want to sing, sing, if you want to dance, dance if you want to clap, clap. Just worship Him your own way. If you want to knee, knee down, if you want to lie, lie down. Just begin to worship Him for the next thirty minutes….
In Jesus name we have worship.
Blessed be your name 2ce
Oh Lord! Halleluiah
Mighty is your name 2ce
Oh Lord! Halleluiah
Holy is your name 2ce
Oh Lord! Halleluiah
Jesus is your name 2ce
Oh Lord! Halleluiah
Almighty God, King of kings, Lord of lords, I Am that I Am, Ancient of days, the Glorious One, the Powerful One, the Mighty One, the Loving One, the Faithful One, glory be to your Holy name.
My father and my God because your children have worshipped you tonight, arise for them.
Arise oh Lord; let your enemies be scattered 4ce
Arise, oh Lord! Arise.
Arise oh Lord; let your enemies be scattered 4ce
Arise, oh Lord! Arise.
Lord of host arise for your children tonight, if their enemies be sickness drive it away in Jesus name, if their enemies be bondage, drive it away in Jesus name. If their enemies be demons scatter them in Jesus name, if their enemies be poverty destroy it in Jesus name, if their enemy be barrenness, remove it tonight in Jesus name, if their enemies be sorrow remove it tonight in Jesus name.
Because your children have worshipped you Oh Lord arise for them, give them something to sing about.
They have worshipped you Lord, every wall of Jericho in their way bring it down tonight. Thank you my father, glory be to your name.
Let me hear somebody shout a big halleluiah!