From Lockdown To Leaping Up By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
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RCCG SPECIAL SUNDAY SERVICE JULY 19TH, 2020
BY: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
TOPIC: FROM LOCKDOWN TO LEAPING UP PART 6
TEXT: ACTS 3:1-8 & GENESIS 28:10-22
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TEXT: GENESIS 28:10-22
10 And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;
14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.
16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.
17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
19 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
21 So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:
22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.
FROM LOCKDOWN TO LEAPING UP
The last time we spoke about leaping up from lockdown, we discussed the issue of how high can I leap and we told you that if it’s the Almighty God that is lifting you up, the sky does not have to be your limit, it is heaven itself that will be your limit.
NOTE THESE BEFORE LEAPING UP.
Before you take off, you must consider landing.
If you are going to fly an aeroplane, it is very easy to take off but landing is an entirely different story.
Before you take off, you must consider landing. WHY? Because Ecclesiastes 7:8 says “Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof.”
It is far better to remain ordinary than to become ex-successful.
Also Read: You Must Plan By Bishop David Abioye
My prayer for everyone listening to me today is that you will never be an ex-champion.
WHY YOU MUST SETTLE THE ISSUE OF LANDING BEFORE YOU TAKE OFF.
One of the most dangerous things that can happen to men is to be successful before they are ready.
Examples from the Bible.
i. 2 Chronicles 26:3-21- A boy became a king at sixteen, things began to go very well because he wasn’t ready; he ended up leper.
ii. Ephraim: Genesis 48:8-20
When Joseph brought Ephraim and Manasseh for blessing, he placed Manasseh on the right and Ephraim on the left but the father crossed his hands and placed the right hand on the head of the younger and the left on the older. He said the younger will be far greater than the older.
Deuteronomy 33:17 Ephraim has prospered ten times more than his brother but the prosperity entered his head and became an idol to him.
Hosea 4:17 The Almighty God said Epraim has joined himself to idols, leave him alone.
Hosea 5:9 God said Ephraim shall be desolate.
Luke 14:28-30 Before you build a house you will sit and count the cost, the taller the tower is going to be, the deeper the foundation must be.
Before you begin to leap up; plan for great and mighty things that will come after this lockdown, please, think.
Beloveth children, big success is coming your way
HOW DO I KNOW?
i. Isaiah 3:10 – Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him.
ii. Colossians 1:27 Christ in you, the hope of glory.
iii. A prophecy came through one of my sons, the prophecy was based on Judges 14:5-14. Out of the eater, food has come.
The Almighty God spoke to my son and said, out of the lockdown, mighty breakthroughs will come for His children.
In Genesis 28:10-22:
- Jacob was running away from home after receiving the blessings from his father.
Some will say, how can God bless a thief who has just stolen his brother’s blessings?
Genesis 12:1-3 God called Abraham and promised to bless him, make his name great, bless those that bless him, …
God said I’m the God of your father Abraham the promises I made to Abraham, I handed it over to you.
Galatians 3:13-14 The Bible says those of us who are christians are also of the seed of Abraham and the blessings of Abraham will be ours.
- Jacob didn’t steal his brother’s blessing, he bought it.
In the olden days, there is what they called trade by barter.
Genesis 25:29-34, Esaus said I wanted food and Jacob said I wanted the birthright of the first born. He didn’t steal, he bought it.
Luke 6:38 If you give, you shall be given.
Proverbs 11:24-25 – There is he that scatters and yet increases, the liberal soul shall be made fat.
Ecclesiastes 11:3 – If you load the cloud, finally, it will give you backrain.
John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
God had one begotten son, He wants many more children, so, trade by barter. He released his only begotten son to the world. Romans 8:29 the only begotten has become the first born of many brethren.
WHERE IS THE TRADE BY BARTER HERE?
God said to the young man, I want to be your partner, I will be with you, prosper you and you will be great, what do you say? He said I promise you everything you give to me. I will pay my tithe. I will be like my Dad.
Genesis 14:17-20 – My Dad paid tithe to the king of Salem.
When you hear people talking about tithe as a law, Moses wasn’t born when Abraham gave tithe and when Jacob made a vow.
Some will say it is under the law – Malachi 3:8-1
Galatians 3:29 – The Bible says, if you are a Christian, you are a seed of Abraham.
Whatever is true for the seed of Abraham is true for me.
Jacob agreed with God’s offer and promised to be a good boy
THE RESULT OF THE LITTLE DISCUSSION.
Genesis 32:9-10 – When he was praying on his way back home, he said to God, when I was crossing this place I had only my staff with me, now I’m returning with two bands.
I Have Good News For Someone ; you entered this lockdown with nothing, by this time next year, as my God lives, you won’t even be able to recognise yourself.
Genesis 30:27-43 – Laban said to Jacob after dribbling him about who to marry, what do you want me to pay you for serving me? He requested for spotted and speckled animals.
Genesis 31:1-13 – God had already shown something to Jacob, anytime the animal conceives, he will have a dream and see that the male animals fertilising the female are either spotted, speckled or ring strakes. He practicalised what God showed him in vision.
DO YOU KNOW THAT IF YOU MAKE GOD YOUR PARTNER, EVERY NIGHT YOU SLEEP, HE WILL SHOW YOU WAYS OF DOING BUSINESS THAT WILL BAFFLE THE WORLD?
He will show you what to do and all you need to do is to wake up and begin to do it .
THE STORY OF A MAN.
He was a manager in his place of work and does not want to continue to say yes sir.
God gave him just one idea; roast peanut with honey. Some years back, when the president of America was being sworn in, his roasted peanut was served. The last time I heard about him, he already have two private jets.
THE STORY OF ANOTHER MAN.
I know a man that couldn’t get a job with his qualification. God gave him an idea, he was a very good cook, he began to roast Bean Cake. (Akara) . He bought a motorcycle from the money he made. After sometime, he bought the second one. The fellow who had no job become an employer of labour.
Genesis 46:26-27 – Jacob came to Egypt with 70 souls including the children of Joseph that were already there.
Exodus 12:37 – He left with 600 000 men without counting the children.
I DON’T KNOW HOW GREAT YOU ARE NOW, BUT YOU CAN BECOME A NATION
God can multiply you so mighty that the world will say we have never see this kind before.
If you make God your partner, He will not be a junior partner, He will be your senior partner
Luke 5:1-11 – If you allow him to step into your boat, He will become the CEO and move you to higher grounds.
Before you take off, consider your landing, who will be your partner?
PRAYER FOR SALVATION.
If you surrender to Him, you will never regret it.
If you want to surrender to Jesus, call on Him now: please, come and be my Lord and Saviour, I agree to serve You for the rest of my life.
Let’s intercede for them that the Almighty God will receive them, save their souls, bring them into the family of God and give them a new beginning.
I SURRENDER ALL.
Call on the Almighty God yourself and say, Father, I surrender all, be my senior partner, control everything I shall do from now. Control every project and business.
My Father and my God, once again, I want to thank You for Your word and I want to thank You for all Your children who have heard the word and have ma de up their minds concerning You. I’m asking for those who have just surrendered their lives to You today that You please, receive them, save their souls, let Your blood wash away their sins, be the Lord of all in their lives and give them a brand new beginning.
Please, Lord God Almighty, as many that will say, God, be my senior partner, within a year, embarrass them with Your blessings. I pray Lord that the higher they go, let them be drawn closer to You, in Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed.