APRIL HOLY GHOST SERVICE
THEME: Swimming in Glory (Part 4): BORN TO SHINE
April 5th, 2019.
By: Pastor E.A Adeboye
us lift our hands to the Most High God
us give Him glory, let us give Him honour; let us give adoration
the King of kings and the Lord of lords
the Ancient of days;
the Father of all fathers, the Father of the fatherless, the Lover of children;
Him glory, give Him honour
only One who does not change;
only One who does not grow old;
only One who lives forever
us bless His holy name
us give Him glory, let us give honour; let us magnify His holy name.
Jesus mighty name we worship.
us lift our voice to God and say: Father, as we bring Your children to You tonight, let Your
power come down and chase away evil from these children.
ahead talk to the Almighty God.
brought Your children to You tonight Lord God Almighty let the fire of the holy
Spirit come down and chase away any form of evil from these Your children.
Thank You Father. Glory be to Your Holy name.
Jesus might name we have prayed.
I have a father
He is King of kings and Lord of lords
I have a father.
I have a father
He is King of kings and Lord of lords
I have a father.
I have a father
He is King of kings and Lord of lords
I have a father.
God, King of kings, Lord of lords, the Father of the fatherless, the original
Father, we worship You, accept our worship in Jesus’ name. Tonight our Father
and our God is a very special night for Your children and I pray Lord God
Almighty that by the auction of the Holy Spirit, by the auction of the
anointing that will be coming upon these children tonight, You will make them
too hot for the enemy to handle. If there be any sickness, any diseases on any
of these children, by the auction of the anointing let such sickness and
diseases be roasted. For all these Your children my Father and my God from this
moment onward let them begin to shine. And I commit all their parents, all
their teachers, all those had already minister tonight either in music, in
drama, in recitation, and all those who had prepared them for this particular
occasion, I ask Lord God Almighty that every one of the will shine brighter.
we are all children in your hands my Father and my God bless every one of us
mightily tonight. And all over the world where Your children are watching,
keying into this service, everywhere they may be Lord God Almighty let the
blessings of tonight reach out to them. Thank You for the wonderful testimonies
we have heard and before tomorrow morning let there be greater ones.
Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
someone shout hallelujah
hands with one or two people and say your Excellency I am born to shine.
then you may please be seated.
of all we want to talk to those who are yet to give their lives to Jesus Christ
because we don’t want them to miss the blessing of tonight.
for those people I will be talking to you from Luke chapter 7 from verse 36 to
36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with
him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.
37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when
she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster
box of ointment,
38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash
his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed
his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake
within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who
and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat
to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one
owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them
both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he
forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou
this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet:
but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her
45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I
came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath
anointed my feet with ointment.
47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are
forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth
48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
Last month when we are talking about the various
steps you have to take if you want to swim in glory; we mentioned specifically
five major things:
Number one - you must be convinced that no doubt
you can swim in glory; you can.
Number two – you must move from ‘I can’ to ‘I
And then number three – you must make up your
mind that nobody is going to stop you.
Then number four – I must make contact with
Jesus Christ the Light.
And then number five – the world will hear my
In the story I have just read to you, you will
see a woman who follow those steps.
The Bible said she was a sinner, the whole city
knew her to be a sinner; even sinners called her sinner.
In Mathematics will would have called that woman
sinner squared; she was a sinner among sinners.
But one day she just made up her mind I am not
going to die a sinner; I am going to shine; she said I can, and then she said I
will not just stop with I can, I will.
So she grabbed a box of oil - very precious;
headed for where Jesus Christ was seating;
She knew everybody in the city knew, she knew
they will be already talking when she was coming to Jesus: hey, what is this
woman doing here?
Doesn’t she know that this is not the house for
She refused to be stopped.
And then she made contact to with Jesus Christ.
She was too bad even in her own estimation to
come in from the front, so she came from behind and fell at the feet of Jesus
Christ and began to weep and began to was His feet with her tears;
And the hair on her head, the very glory of a
woman, she use it to wipe the feet and kissed His feet;
And the oil, precious oil that she brought she
poured it on the head of the Lord Jesus Christ;
That day the Almighty God turned to her and
said, Daughter, your sins which her many have forgiven you.
Today we are still reading about her.
There are some of us who are here today
everybody knows us as a sinner, even we our self we know;
There some of us here today we are still lying,
we are still cheating, we are still doing all manners of terrible things.
When they invited us her, we came because we
have heard testimonies, miracles happened,so let us go and see if we can get
But God brought you here so that He can save
No matter how terrible your sins had been, you
can still shine for God.
The worst of all sinners can still become a
This woman decided I am coming out of the darkness
of my past into the light of the Almighty God;
She decide she can;
She decide that she would;
She refused to allow the option of anybody to
stop her and she made contact with Jesus.
At the end of the day everybody in the gathering
was focusing on the woman because the Almighty God said woman, you are
I don’t know who you are, I don’t know what sins
you have committed, I don’t know how bad you have been you can still shine for
And in the mighty name of Jesus Christ you will
provided you will not allow the option of others to stop you; provided you will
accept the invitation of Jesus Christ today who said come unto to Me all ye
that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.
If you will come to Him, He will receive you.
I don’t have time to go into details but I have
told some of you before:
If Adeboye had been Jesus he would not have
saved this present Adeboye; I knew it how bad I was, I don’t need to tell you
details it does not matter; it is none of your business anyway.
But if God can save my soul and turned me into a
vessel unto honour in His hands He can do the same for you but the choice is
You can if you will make up your mind to say
tonight we be my night I am going to Jesus even if my friends looked at me and
say we thought you are a good man and you will say ehen live that one alone I
want to give my life to Jesus it is none of your business; it is my live I want
to surrender it to Jesus.
If you would come to Jesus tonight one day we
will be hearing your testimony.
So I am going to count from one to ten and so
those of you who want to surrender their lives to Jesus Christ before I say ten
come and stand before me here.
It is your choice; it does not matter how bad
you had been, Jesus can turn you around because His blood cleanses from all
The same Jesus that saved my soul can save your
So I am counting now:
I know some of you are far away so you will have
to move as fast as possible.
Let Jesus see you, run into Him; He will save your
soul. He said anyone who will come unto me I will no wise cast out. So if you
come to Him, He will receive you, He will wash you clean with His blood and He
will turn you into a brand new creature.
Thank you those of you who are clapping, you will
have something to clap for before the end of this month.
O yes His blood cleanses from all sins; all you
need to do is come to Him, come and make contact with Him and your story will
become a testimony.
Keep clapping your hands will never withered.
Glory be to God
Keep coming, keep coming, I know He brought you
here to save your soul. I rejoice with you because you have taking a wonderful
Keep coming, keep coming, keep coming. Glory be
to God. Keep coming.
Yes, I know this is your day. I know you can
shine, I know you will shine, I know nothing is going to stop you now because
you have decided to come in contact with the light of the world, Jesus Himself.
Keep coming, keep coming.
Now, those of you who are already on the way and
those of you who are already in front talk to the Almighty Jesus, tell Him I
have come to You save my soul, forgive all my sins and I will serve you for the
rest of my life. I have chosen to come out of darkness into your marvelous light,
have mercy on me, save my soul.
The rest of us please let us stretch our hands
towards this our brothers and sisters and plead with God for them that God who
saved our souls will save their souls also. Intercede for them brethren. Those
of you on the way don’t stop just keep coming and make sure you get before I
finished praying. I know you came from a long distance but keep coming. Glory
be to God. Pray as you come along; ask that Jesus have mercy on you, ask Him to
save your soul; ask Him to forgive all your sins; promise Him that from now on
you will become His child, that you will
obey Him, that you will say bye bye to darkness; welcome to light.
Keep coming, keep coming, I can still see some
of you far away; about to pray now, just make sure you get here before I finish
praying. Thank You Father.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Savior we want to give You all glory and honour
for Your word; we want to thank You for these Your children that have come
forward to surrender their lives to You; Father, please remember Your promise
that whosoever will come unto You, You will no wise cast out, they have come to
You now Father please receive them in Jesus’ name; let Your blood wash away
their sins in Jesus’ name; save their souls; write their names in the book of
life; receive them into the family of God and please Lord don’t let them ever
backslide; for the rest of their lives let them serve You and anytime from now
on they call on You please answer them by fire.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Now I want to rejoice with you those of you who
have come forward to surrender their lives today; I want to assure you that by
the grace of God from now on I will be praying for you.
So I will be needing your names, your address
and your prayer request.
Some Counselors will come near you and give you
some cards to fill;
Fill the card very quickly and return to them
and then go back to your seat.
And I promise you we will be praying for you
God bless you.
Thank You Lord.
Glory be to God.
Born to Shine!
Genesis 37 from verse 3 to 11
I just want to talk about Joseph even though my
children had gone ahead and dramatized everything; that was a beautiful drama.
I want to talk about Born to Shine even though
my children had preached everything that anyone could say – what you need to
shine; what you must not do if you want to keep on shinning; etcetera,
Genesis 37 from verse 3 to 11:
3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because
he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.
4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more
than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.
5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren:
and they hated him yet the more.
6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I
7 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo,
my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round
about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over
us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more
for his dreams, and for his words.
9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren,
and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the
moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his
father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast
dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down
ourselves to thee to the earth?
11 And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the
Everyone of you children here tonight you will be
greater than your parents.
I repeat it one more time
child here tonight, in the Name that is above every other name, you will be
greater than your parent.
Joseph was classical example of someone born to
shine; even as a child it shown among his brethren.
Then he had a glimpse of his future and childishly
he announced it and war began.
for every child here today, every enemy of your destiny shall be subdue.
By the time we go to Genesis 37 from verse 18 to
20, his brothers saw him coming and he was bringing them food and they say hey
behold the dreamer cometh let us kill him and let see what will become of his
name of the One who called me everyone who tries to kill your dream shall help
you to fulfill it.
Because light always wins; we will be discussing
that in greater details next month.
Very briefly tonight let me just add this to
what you have already learnt from my wonderful children;
That it does not matter what the enemy may try
if you are born to shine you will shine.
Because the counsel of shall stand.
Oh, let me decree one more time, the purpose of
God for your life shall be fulfill.
In Genesis 37 from verse 23 to 28, they thrown
Joseph into the pit;
And even in the pit he shown.
If the enemy throws you into the pit you will
Number one – because there is no pit so deep
that is beyond the everlasting arms of God.
Deuteronomy 33 verse 27 says underneath are the
It does not matter how far the enemies try to
throw you, the everlasting arms are always underneath and ready to receive you.
Number two – because God knows the end from the
beginning according to Acts 15 verse 18
God knew they were going to throw this boy into
the pit so God went ahead and make sure that the pit was dried.
You know, when you read Psalm 23 verse 1 and 2
that says the Lord is my shepherd I shall not want; He maketh me to lie down in
green pastures; and He leadeth me beside still waters
Bible scholars said He leadeth me beside still
water that had been still
Before He takes you to the river to drink, He
will make sure He had already still the waters.
If anybody throws you into a pit, God will see
to it that the pit is dry.
He will also see to it (Number three) that they
will not bury you alive.
You see, they threw him into the pit, they
wanted to kill him; once he is in the pit why don’t they cover the pit?
Because the Almighty God in His infinite wisdom
has make sure that only the enemies of God will be buried alive.
Numbers chapter 16 from verse 25 to 33, it is
the enemies of God that were buried alive not His children.
So they threw him into the pit, the pit was dry,
they did not buried him alive.
And so, as long as you are still breathing you
will come out of that pit.
Because Ecclesiastes chapter 9 verse 4 says as
long as you are still alive there is hope because a living dog is better than a
They may have thrown you into a pit but you will
come out tonight.
All you have to do to seal that is to shout a
very big Jesus.
I have told you this story before; I don’t have
time to tell you too many stories tonight but some of you never heard this
Among the many attempts that the devil had made
to kill me even when I was very little, was one that came to my mind when I was
preparing this sermon.
When I was very very young the white people were
ruling us and then if a white man should kill your child with his vehicle, you
will be the one who will be arrested for being careless.
So in my village they were coming to dig for
gold and then one day my eldest sister and myself we were coming from the farm
and coming to town center;
And all of a sudden we heard the sound of a car
coming and by the time we knew what was happening; and the road was very
narrow; before we knew what was happening the white man had appeared in his car
and the car was coming at speed.
My eldest sister grabbed me and jumped out of
the road and we landed in a pit; one of the abandoned pits where they had dug
heart was pounding, thanking God that we escaped from the killing that would
had been my lot then.
But all of a sudden we heard a sound and was the
whistling of a snake; one black very poisonous snake was in the pit that we
jumped into; we went to disturbed it.
My heart stopped beating – I mean I just froze;
my sister herself froze
And the snake looked at us as intruders
But because we were so still, angrily he crowed
out of the pit and walked away.
I am still here today by the special grace of
If you know you are born to shine, let me here
you shout Jesus.
Then by the time you get to Genesis 39 verse 1
to 6, they sold Joseph into slavery
But when he got to the place where they sold him
he began to shine and the house of Potiphar a slave became the Managing
Nobody who is in Christ can be a slave.
Because the Bible says in John chapter 8 verse
32 and 36: you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free; and
whomsoever the son shall set free shall be free indeed.
So if they say they have sold you into slavery
let them know that it is written in Matthew chapter 6 verse 24 – no man can
serve to masters.
If you are already serving Jesus Christ you are
not the slave of anybody else; you have a new owner.
The Bible made is clear according to
1Corinthians chapter 6 verse 19 to 20 – He said you are no longer your own; the
moment you surrender yourself to Jesus you are no longer your own, you have a
And anyone who tried to keep you in slavery will
have to deal with your new master and your new master has a name that is above
every other name that at is name every knee must bow.
I must tell you the story, you need to hear this
one; we heard the testimony several years ago.
There was a man married to a woman, very wealthy
well-to-do man and the woman wanted to control him…;
Don’t look at your wife o, your wife is a
…and so she went to a witch doctor and the witch
doctor made for her a very special basket, germ basket, with a lead;
And told the woman just put the picture of your
husband inside the basket; as long as the lead is inside the basket whatever
you ask him to do that is what he is going to do.
But occasionally when you begin to see him
becoming sluggish you must open the basket a little so that he can breathe
otherwise he will become completely imbecile
So she was doing that.
Anytime the man begin to ask questions she will
close the basket;
When he is becoming dangerous she will open the
On one of the occasion she opens the basket the
husband heard the gospel and gave is life to Jesus Christ.
After that the woman closed the basket, the man
just would not be head bound anymore.
Suddenly the man came in and said wait a minute
I am the head of this family how can I be a slave in my own house?
So the woman ran to the witch doctor and say I
don’t know what happen to my husband?
She said he had given his life to Jesus,
Can you do something?
The witch doctor said a higher power has taking
him away from me.
If you want a higher power to take you beyond
anybody who want to hold you captive let me hear you shout Jesus.
Then they threw Joseph into prison
In Genesis chapter39 from verse 20 to 23…
Oh thank You Father.
Thank You very much Lord.
Thank You Lord.
The Lord asks me to tell someone, He said the
happenings around you now are design to make your foundation deeper so that
your tower can grow higher.
So they took Joseph into prison because he
refused to compromise; he refused to committee adultery with the wife of his
But the Bible said even in prison he was put in
He shown in the pit; he shown as a slave; he
shown as a prisoner
If you belong to Christ nobody can keep you in
If they put in prison they will come and bring
you out because there is no door that can hinder the Door – you know the name
of Jesus Christ is the Door.
There is no prison door that can keep the Door
And no matter how terrible the situation he will
make a way out.
In John chapter 4 verse 6, He said I AM the Way.
So if there is anyone of you in any prison
whatsoever, tonight you are coming out of prison.
I mean you know the story in Acts 15 from verse
25 all the way to 40 (Acts 15 verse 25 to 40), they put Paul and Silas in
prison, they shown there because at night they began to sing and to praise God
and God send an earthquake.
O there was a testimony of a friend of mine that some of you will
Just like that beautiful testimony of that girl
that Jesus just appears to and began to perform all manners of miracle in her
There was this my friend a major General and a
committed Muslim, absolutely committed;
When we were talking and we were discussing the
issue of salvation, how did you get saved?
He said nobody preached to me.
He said I had a dream and in the dream I was in
a room on a mat praying;
All of a sudden I saw the walls of the room
closing in, closing in, closing in, until there was very little room left for
He said I wanted to shout for help and instead
of saying help, what came out of my mouth was Jesus and suddenly the wall fell.
He said I don’t need any more preaching,
somebody had brought me out of prison.
Let me hear somebody shout Jesus.
I am trying to hurry.
It was while Joseph was in prison that is
He was a dreamer by the time he got to prison,
before he left prison he had become interpreter of dreams.
For every one of you here tonight, this very day
your promotion begins.
And so when the need came in the palace in
Genesis chapter 41 from verse 1 to 44, a king had two dreams that he could not
pray for somebody here tonight, the one that God will use to fulfill your
destiny will have a dream tonight.
So they sent for Joseph and in the palace he shown –
Genesis 41 verse 1 to 44.
He had become interpreter of dreams and when the Almighty
God who controls the heart of kings (Proverbs 21 verse 1);
When the One who controls the heart of kings like rivers of
waters when He is on your side, He can even cause kings to bow down to you –
read it in Daniel chapter 2 verse 1 to 49.
When you are born to shine, anywhere you are, even in the
palace you will shine
Because to shine mean to excel, to be better than all
others as in the case of Daniel
Read about him in Daniel chapter 6 from verse 1 to 3
The Bible tells us that among the three Presidents that
were chosen by the king to oversee all others Daniel excels.
I am praying for every one of you
particularly you children, in the mighty name of Jesus in every area of your
life you will excel.
Well let me close because you know we still have a lot to
do and if there is anything I jumped we will bring it in the future.
You know the greatest thing for those of us who are
Christians is not only that we can shine in the pit, we can shine in slavery, we
can shine in prison, we can shine in palace; the greatest thing is that we are
going to shine before the King of kings – O that is the greatest thing of all.
Because a day is coming according to Matthew chapter 25…
Thank You Father.
The Lord says among the children who
are her tonight are going to be many Nobel Peace Prize winners.
Thank You Daddy.
The Lord asks me to tell a woman, He
said you came here tonight reluctantly because you have no child, He asked me
to tell you your Samuel is coming.
Thank You Father.
Let me say amen to this one before I
The Lord says there is someone here
tonight, He asked me to tell you relax because your light can only grow
According to Matthew 25 verse 14 to 46, the Bible made it
clear that a day is coming when the King of kings Himself will be saying to
some of us well-done.
When that day comes you will be one of the people who will
hear from Almighty well-done.
You see, the Bible says in Proverbs chapter 4 verse 18, He
said the path of the Just is as the shining light that shines more and more and
more (thank God for the prophesy)
It does not matter whether the enemies’ likes it or not our
light will only grow brighter.
Daniel chapter 12 verse 3 says that they that be white
shall shine and the brightness of the firmament and they that turn many to
righteousness as the stars forever and ever.
What must I do so that I will even be shinning before the
King of kings?
What you need to do is just keep on winning souls.
Because Proverbs chapter 11 verse 30 says he that winneth
souls is wise.
If you are already a child of God believe me honestly you
are born to shine.
You can shine, you will shine;
nobody will be able to stop you, you will shine even before kings and you will
shine before the King of kings.
Let me hear you shout Jesus one more time.
We want to pray for only fifteen minutes so that
we can have time to do the anointing.
I want you to write down the following prayer
points; you need to pray them because they are very important.
Number one: You will praise God for at least you
are still alive; you have not been buried alive; so thank the Almighty God that
your tomorrow will still be alright.
Number two: You are going to pray for every
member of your family. You are going to say: Father, any member of my family
that is in a pit right now, pull them out. Any member of my family that might
still be in darkness or sin or sickness or sorrow, pull them out.
Number three: You will say Father if there is
any of my family that is still in bondage set them free tonight. You are the
Lord of Host, any of my family that might still be in bondage, tonight, set him
or her free.
Number four: If there is any member of my family
that is still in prison, any form of prison whatsoever, tonight send an
earthquake and force open the prison doors.
Number five: Any one Father who will help my
destiny visit them tonight so that they will send for me very soon.
Number six: Father in Your kingdom let me shine;
let me shine from here all the way to glory.
Tonight if you brought little children with you
please stay with them, pray your prayer where you are.
But you if you have not brought little children,
you want to come to the altar to pray you are welcome.
Only fifteen minutes we want to cry to the
Almighty God concerning the points we have raised.
Any member of my family in a pit pulls them out;
any member of my family in bondage set them free; any member of my family in
prison, send an earthquake and force open the prison doors so that they can be
free; anyone who will help my destiny visit them tonight; Lord God Almighty let
me keep on shinning day by day till I see You in glory and let me shine in Your
Let us go ahead and talk to the Almighty God.
Go ahead talk to Him.
Thank You Jesus.
Glory be to Your name.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Every member of your family that may be in any
form of pit shall be delivered tonight. Any member of your family no matter how
far gone that might be in any form of bondage they shall be set free tonight.
Any prison round you, round your family, round those who are special to you,
this very night the Almighty God that I serve will send an earthquake and the
prison door shall be open and before the sun rises every member of your family
shall be free. All those who will help you reach your goal God will visit them
tonight. You will testify before the end of this month and you will keep on
shinning; even in the kingdom of God you will shine. God will make it easy for
you to win souls; you will not backslide.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Let me hear somebody shout a shinning