The Shortest Way To The Greatest Height By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
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RCCG SUNDAY SERVICE WITH PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
TOPIC: FROM LOCKDOWN TO LEAPING UP 7
SUBTOPIC: THE SHORTEST WAY TO THE GREATEST HEIGHT
TEXT: ACTS 3:1-8 & MATTHEW 6:25-33
How great thou art?
Immortal, Invincible, the Only wise God; we worship You. The Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the One who is, was and is to come, the Almighty; we bow before You. The only One who can lift us high, the One who can bring up even a beggar from the dunghill and bring him to the throne; we worship You, accept our worship in Jesus’ name. As we come before You today Lord God Almighty, in all the lives of all Your children, prove Yourself. This very day, let Your children realise that You are more than sufficient, solve all their problems, meet all their needs and please, by the end of today, let their joy overflow, in Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed.
TEXT – MATTHEW CHAPTER 6:
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
THE SHORTEST WAY TO THE GREATEST HEIGHT.
We are talking about leaping up from lockdown. In one of our discussions, we have discussed how high the Almighty God can lift you, but there is a saying that the one who doesn’t know how his peer prosper will struggle till he dies; if you don’t know the secret of the prosperity of your colleagues, you will continue to struggle and trying to catch up with them until you die.
For example, In 2 Kings 4:1-7, the destitute widow paid her debt within a day, became extremely rich and continued to enjoy her life.
1.SOLOMON AS AN EXAMPLE OF THE SHORTEST WAY TO THE GREATEST HEIGHT.
In 2 Chronicles 1:16-15, Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings to the Almighty God, God came to him, son what do you want? He asked for wisdom and understanding and gave a reason why he wanted wisdom.
Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Solomon asked for wisdom to judge God’s people rightly.
Jesus Christ said, seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and every other thing will be added.
WHY DO YOU WANT TO PROSPER?
WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE GREAT?
WHY DO YOU WANT TO REACH THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE HEIGHT?
Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and every other thing you can ever ask for will be an addition. God will give them to you for free.
THE ORIGIN OF THE HOLY GHOST SERVICE.
God asked what I wanted for my birthday gift, I told Him I want a miracle for every member of my congregation, I was seeking His kingdom; I want to do the work He has given me and I want to do it creditably. That is why the Holy Ghost Service has been on since 1986 and is waxing bigger day by day, that is why anywhere in the world I go and say we want to hold the Holy Ghost Service, we don’t have to beg people to come.
SOLOMON ASKED FOR WISDOM.
i.1 Kings 4:30-31 Solomon was wiser than all men.
ii.1 Kings 10:23 I will make you uniquely wise. Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
iii.1 Kings 4:34 All the people from all kingdoms came to hear Solomon because there was no other person like Him.
God can bless you so much that all the nations of the world will come to you to borrow.
iv.1 Kings 10:1-7 I will make you the richest in addition to wisdom.
The queen of Sheba came to Solomon to surprise and impress him with her wealth, but when she saw his riches, she said half was not told me of your riches.
I will give you honour.
WHAT IS HONOUR?
Honour is something you give to somebody who doesn’t need anything else.
v.1 Kings 4:24-25 Solomon had dominion over all the region, kings and he had peace on all sides round about.
When the Almighty God says honour me with your first fruit, He was saying i don’t need your money but honour me and watch me honour you in return.
2. JESUS AS AN EXAMPLE OF THE SHORTEST WAY TO THE GREATEST HEIGHT.
Matthew 6:9-10. When He was teaching the disciples how to pray, He taught them about the will of God. I want Your will to be done; i want your kingdom to come.
MY MEAT IS TO DO THE WILL OF THE ONE WHO SENT ME.
John 4:31-34 Jesus Christ was sitting by the well, a woman came to fetch water and Jesus was talking to the Samaritan woman. His disciples asked Him to eat, He said my meat is to the will of the One who sent me and to finish His work; my meat, that which is more important to me than anything else is to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. He said, i’m willing to do this at any cost.
Mark 14:36 when He was praying at the garden of Gethsemane, He said dying on the cross is a serious matter, can we change it? But, quickly He added, not my will but thine will be done.
WHEN YOU SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, GOD WILL RESPOND.
God responded to Jesus.
Philippians 2:9-11 God has highly exalted Him.
Ephesians 1:19-22 The Almighty God has placed Him far above principalities and powers and gave a powerful name Jesus, the name that is above every other name
Revelation 19:11-16 God gave Him a title, the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
Seek first His kingdom before you talk about business, protects, …
God has no objection to material leaping, He has pleasure in your prosperity.
Psalm 35:27 – God has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.
3 John 2 – I wish above all things that you will prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers.
John 10:10 – I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.
WHY DO YOU WANT TO PROSPER?
In 1 Timothy 6:6-10 – The Bible says, Godliness with contentment is a great gain.
2 Corinthians 12:15 – Is it to spend and be spent for the kingdom of God?
Proverbs 19:4 – Wealth attracts friends, do you want to prosper to attract friends into the kingdom of God?
Proverbs 14:20 – The poor is hated even of his own neighbour. Will you be telling God to prosper you so that you can attract friends to His kingdom?
Luke 8:1-3 – Do you want to prosper to become one of His treasurers?
WHY DO YOU WANT TO LEAP SPIRITUALLY?
God wants you to go to great heights spiritually.
John 14:12 the works that I do shall ye do also; and greater works than these shall ye do.
2 Kings 2:9-15 Elisha requested for double portion to:
i. destroy curses. 2 Kings 2:19-22.
ii.destroy the yoke of poverty in the lives of people.
iii.destroy bareness. 2Kings 4:8-17.
iv.He wanted the ability to do great things by helping the people of God.
Do you want the power to establish the kingdom of God on earth or to brag to the whole world?
Do you want the power of the Almighty God to cure the incurable and establish the kingdom of God?
2 Kings 5:1-19 Elijah got the power of God free and made it available free for Naaman.
WHY DO YOU WANT TO LEAP HIGH?
The shortest way to the great height is to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and every other thing shall be added to you.
To whom much is given, much will be required.
There is no limit to how high God can take you if you are willing to seek first His kingdom and righteousness.
IF YOU ARE NOT BORN AGAIN, SEEK SALVATION.
Those of you who are yet to seek salvation, bow your head and ask Him to please save your soul, bring you into the kingdom and promise Him that you will serve Him for the rest of your life.
CHILDREN OF THE LIVING GOD, SEEK HIS KINGDOM.
Those of us who are already children of the living God, why don’t we make seeking His kingdom by winning souls, establishing churches, healing the sick and setting the captives free our priorities and our prayers so that His kingdom can grow?
TALK TO GOD.
Intercede for those trusting God for salvation that the Almighty God will save their souls and bring them into the kingdom of God that the kingdom of God may grow and expand that His will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.
ASK FOR GRACE.
Promise Him that You will seek His kingdom; if You prosper me, Your kingdom will know that You have prospered a boy/girl and if you anoint me, i will use the anointing for the establishment of Your kingdom on earth.
My Father and my God; i want to thank You once again for Your word, for those You have touched, who have decided to seek You and Your kingdom and wanted to surrender their lives to You, please, receive them, save their souls, wash them clean with Your blood, add them to Your kingdom on earth and as You are saving their souls and empower them.
All You children who have determined to put Your kingdom first in everything, empower them like never before so that Your kingdom will grow and Your name will be glorified, in Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed.
Let someone shout Hallelujah.
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