Thanksgiving – The Provoker of Timely/Miracle Delivery, by Pastor Sam Adekoya

Thanksgiving – The Provoker of Timely/Miracle Delivery, by Pastor Sam Adekoya

Bible Text: Psalm 67:5-7

Thanksgiving is a combination of 2 words. Thanks and giving. Psalm 67: 5-7 states – “5, Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. 6, then the earth shall yield her increase; God, our own God, shall bless us. 7, God shall bless us, and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him”.

In this verse, we discover there is a precondition for the earth to yield its increase. Thanksgiving is the mother of getting blessed– it is a giver to God that gets.  I have discovered in few years of ministry that a thanksgiving that is properly done is equivalent to 7 days mountain climbing of prayers. Praise is the catalyst of God’s anointing; anointing increases with praise.

Giving Praise to God should not be a day thing but a lifestyle because thanksgiving is a door –opener. It is a provoker of the invisible presence of God.  You don’t  need anything  in life  more than  the presence of  God, which was  what  Moses  requested for in Exodus 33:15 -16

“Then he said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here. 16 For how then will it be known that your people and I have found grace in your sight, except you go with us? So we shall be separate, your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.”

It is necessary that we praise God always and thank him every day of and then God will do wonders in our lives. This is evident in Acts 16: 25 -26

“25; But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. 26; suddenly there was a great earthquake so that the foundations of the prison were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed”.

When you release praise and thanksgiving God comes by himself to manifest in your life.  The Bible says that Paul and Silas prayed in the night. Time elements is not a barrier to praising God, you can praise him at night and during the day. You may be in your midnight but still, Praise God and let the heavens move and break you free from all form of bondage.

Let God hear your Praise. Gentility is not stupidity; thanksgiving is not something you do quietly but audibly. When you thank God, something happens suddenly.  The “Yorubas” (a tribe in Nigeria- West Africa) have a way by which they praise God. They eulogize Him. They call him names such “ALAGBADAINA “(i.e. the one whose clothes is an emblem of fire) “ABETILUKARA BI AJERE” ( i.e the one who hears everything and has ears all over Him like that of a basket). When you eulogize God, the earth shakes because the earth is His footstool; thus; He stands and moves in all His glory.

Note that; every problem in life has a foundation.  By praising God, you shake the foundation of your problems and give a leeway to uprooting these problems from their roots. I pray for you today, whatever foundation that is fuelling your problems; it breaks and destroys from the roots in Jesus name.  Whatever is holding you down; you break free in Jesus name.

A yoke is broken any time you praise God; praising him every day, therefore, breaks you free from every form of yoke.

Psalm 67: 6-7 emphasizes God’s blessing upon His people when they praise Him. Let your mouth be full of thanksgiving.  With thanksgiving, even nature will bow to you. Joshua and the Children of Israel praised God to attain victory (Joshua 6). If they were supposed to invest in machine guns, which will cost so much but they employed kingdom principles which saved them time and cost.

When you praise God, you don’t waste bullets, learn to praise him always.

Joshua 6: 14-20, states how Joshua and the people marched around the city for 7 days and shouted for Victory on the seventh day. While they were marching round for the wall of Jericho to fall down flat, some people were laughing but never knew what they were up to. I pray for you today, your critics will become your cheerleader in Jesus name. Your critics will watch your victory manifest and hear your victory song in Jesus name.

Kingdom principles are not necessarily logical when you key off with men, you key unto God. Acts 16:25 emphasizes our need to open our mouths in praises. As long as you can open your mouth in praise to God, you can break free.

Judges 7:19 “ So Gideon and the hundred men who were with him came to the outpost of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, just as they had posted the watch; and they blew the trumpets and broke the pitchers that were in their hands”.

Blow your trumpet. Many at times we are our own enemy, enemies can be ignorance, the weakness you permit. As children of God, look unto God and do not rely on yourself.

2Chronicles 20:21-23- “21, and when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying:

“Praise the Lord, For His mercy endures forever.”22, Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. 23, For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another”.

The Scenario in 2 Chronicles 20  can be imagines when 5 countries such as Germany, UK, Russia, France and America decide to fight against Togo ( i.e. a country in Africa).

Judah is a small nation amongst all the countries ready to wage war against them but God told Jehoshaphat to raise a choir.  All Jehoshaphat had to do was raise a choir in praise to God and it was a done deal of Victory.If you are here and you can sing, join the choir start practising now, there is no evangelism unit in Heaven, there is neither fellowship group nor a prayer team but there is a choir.

Isaiah 43:21- “This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise”.

A lifted you pays God more than a frustrated you.

However, you need two wings to fly; for your breakthrough you need to be able to thank God and at the same time give to God.  I pray for you that you will begin to fly in life in Jesus name.  Thanks plus giving sums up the word “Thanksgiving”.  There are various things you can give; the first thing to give is yourself.  Give God you; appreciate him in your world. Who is God to you? Understanding who God is to you would help you praise Him more.

He is your saviour, He is your provider, and He is your protector.

Some people go the gym to get fit to be able to fight battles and agile but when they are sleeping what can they do? There are people who face problems during sleep but God is a “Protector”; He watches over us always. Please release yourself in praise to Him. Also, learn to give financially to the work of the kingdom.

Matthew 6:21 – “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also”

Let your mouth praise Him, Let your pocket praise him. Appreciate him for what he has done from January till now. God is ever faithful, gracious and merciful. Give Him thanks always and get the breakthrough you have been waiting for.

Your Praise is a prerequisite to your timely delivery; give it wholeheartedly and without delay.

Praise God, Halleluyah.

The sermon, Thanksgiving – The Provoker of Timely Delivery/Miracle Delivery, by Pastor Sam Adekoya, the Rector, PTSD, Nigeria, was delivered on December 3, 2017.




How To Achieve Unhindered Advancement, by Pastor Peter Yakubu

 How To Achieve Unhindered Advancement, by Pastor Peter Yakubu

Bible Text: Matthew 21 and Matthew 15
Luke 10:17 – “The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”
There is power in the name of Jesus but we do not use it rightly. Likewise, there is more to celebrate than victory over demons. The most important achievement is for your name to be written in the book of life.  However, to enjoy unhindered advancements, there is a way to pray.
Matthew 15:21-28 explains the faith of a Canaanite woman who had a daughter who was terribly sick. Note in verse 22 -. 22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”
23 Jesus did not answer a word. So, his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.” then verse 24 –   Jesus spoke again …
24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” With emphasis on verse 25- 25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said. –  The woman was desperate to receive and she believed only Jesus can help her; she asked for help.  Then the Lord replied – 26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” 27 “Yes, it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” 28 Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.
The bible is very explicit even if we do not understand it. There are prayers we pray that God cannot say No to and when we make these prayers in faith we get unhindered advancement:
  1. Prayer of Mercy
  2. Prayer of help
Another instance was when Peter was sinking when he attempted to walk on water, he cried out “Lord help me …”.  Some people are trying to get something done, no matter how difficult it may be or whether you are trying to do the project for the first time, The Lord is willing to help.  All you need to do is cry for help.  Our God does not have mercy; He is merciful that is mercy personified.
In Matthew 15, the first 2 times the Lord replied he did not reply the woman personally but in verse 28 he replied her … “this is significant because it sounded like the Lord was soliloquizing or trying to justify why he wouldn’t help and why he would help her.
In Luke 15, the prodigal son after squandering all that his father had given him came back asking for mercy. His father was waiting on him and happy to see him. This parable depicts how God loves us and awaits our arrival every time we stray. When we are in need, he is just waiting for us to ask.
Also, Mark 10: 46-52. Jesus went to Jericho but on his way, out of Jericho, he heard a man, “Blind Bartimaeus was shouting “O lord son of David, have mercy on me ….”. the striking thing is blind man was not close to Jesus but the Lord heard.
47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Suddenly Jesus stopped amidst the crowd, heaven stopped, time stopped to the call for mercy – how did Jesus hear?  because of “Mercy”, nobody ever asks for mercy and not get it.
Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”
“So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus. 51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” 52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.
Daniel 2 tells the story of king Nebuchadnezzar who had a dream but forgot the dream. The king wanted someone to tell him his dream and interpret it.  The dream troubled the king but he could not remember it He called his magicians but none could tell him his dream because it was not humanly possible to do this.  The King had ordered that any magician unable to tell him his dream and interpret be executed. The verse 16- 18 Daniel asked his friends to call on God to have mercy that the dream maybe known.
“At this, Daniel went in to the king and asked for time, so that he might interpret the dream for him.
17 Then Daniel returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. 18 He urged them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that he and his friends might not be executed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon”
If ever you want to ask God for anything unhindered ask for mercy and the help of God.
Prayer: Those who are attacking my glory are numerous, father please help me and have mercy upon me.
As you experience the mercy and help of God worship the Lord continually for absolute victory-2 Chronicles 20:1-10.
The sermon, How To Achieve Unhindered Advancement, by Pastor Peter Yakubu, founder Prevailer’s Arena, Lagos Nigeria, was delivered on August 5, 2017.

The Overflowing Greatness, by Pastor Ekundayo Aruwajoye

The Overflowing Greatness, by Pastor Ekundayo Aruwajoye

Text: Psalm 23: 1-5

Greatness is one thing everybody prays for i.e. to attain greatness in every area of one’s life.  If you want to be great in life you need to study the life of great people to know what makes them great.

If you want to know the overflow, then study King David.  He had some characteristics which I want us to look at:

He was a worshipper – Psalm 34:1 says I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Psalm 103:1-3 says Bless the Lord O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name, bless the Lord O my soul and forget not all His benefits. Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases?

He was a witness – Psalm 89-1 says. I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever with my mouth will I make known your faithfulness to all generations.  

He was a lover of the house of the Lord. Any time the door is open he will be there. Psalm 27:4 says One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek that I may dwell in the house of the Lord, all the days of my life.

He was an addicted student of the word of God. Psalm 119-18 says Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from your law. Verse 97 & 98 says,   Oh, how I love your law it is my meditation all the day. You through your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me.

He was a builder for God. He wanted to build for God and God said no that his son will do it instead of him, but he went ahead to purchase all the materials that will be used. 1 Chro 28: 2 & 6; 29: 2-5.

He was a builder of people. When he was in the cave of Adullam. 1 Sam. 22: 1 & 2 people who were distressed, rejected ran to him and he built them into great army.

David was committed to do the will of God 100% not halfway.                                .



Father, please have mercy on me, my family and the church

Father, let my river of greatness begin to flow from now on in Jesus name.

Father, let the remaining part of this year be filled with pleasant surprises.

Father, let my encounter with you this season be a life changing one in Jesus name.

Father, arise and scatter the enemies of my greatness in Jesus name.

Father, let my life of God’s dream manifest.

The sermon, The Overflowing Greatness, by Pastor Ekundayo Aruwajoye of RCCG Nigeria, was delivered on June 11, 2017


Be Delivered, Rise and Move, by Rev Omolehin

Be Delivered, Rise and Move, by Rev Omolehin

Bible Text: Matthew 21:1-9

As you read this message today I forecast a family deliverance by the grace of God. In the Bible text above, Jesus made a visit to Jerusalem again. Although, he had been trekking to this place but on this occasion he decided to take a ride on a donkey and his colt. He asked his disciples to get him the donkey that the scriptures may be fulfilled: Matthew 21:4-5 – This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:  “Say to Daughter Zion,     ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey,     and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”

The time had come for this donkey and her colt to be delivered, to be used by God. For they had been tied up in a village close to where Jesus was. They are made available for Christa usage for it had been prophesied by the prophet Isaiah long before Jesus arrival.

Today, the Lord is willing to help and use people but they are not free. Some people have been tied, are in bondage, walking but require to be on a ride, some people are lonely but they are public figures. God is willing to deliver you; God is willing to make a difference in your life. God is willing to lift you up.

There are cities and there are cities, may God bring you into the city; for the donkeys had to leave the village, the secret place to be in the city and glorified with Christ. For example in Lagos popularly known as one of the big cities in Nigeria, there are people living the under the bridge and there are people living in the prim and proper; like Lekki and Banana Island Lagos.

Lots of people are in bondage without even knowing it. Anytime people enter into the bondage they take their family along. For example Adam and Eve; Jacob and his entire family.

So also salvation is a family package; the story of Noah testifies to this, so also is that of Lot and his family. Whenever God wants to save a man, the plan is to save him and his family. When Jesus spoke to Zacchaeus , he said today “salvation has come to your  house” (Luke 19:1-6).

Note that, the enemy does not only care about your soul; he wants to tie your whole family. What is happening today in which one person in the family is in bondage and the other members don’t care requires deliverance. God wants the whole house saved. We should look after each other.

The reason why God wants everyone free can be exemplified in a case when you give a child freedom and still keep the mother in prison, both parties will still be crying because the deliverance is not complete until they are both free, and vice versa.

God has need of you. There are certain things Angels will not do for you because God needs you to do. The Bible says “ye are my witness” (Isaiah 43:10-12). God wants to move you to the next level but there are certain things you need to do. One of which is reaching the unreachable.

The thing about deliverance is that, when you lose someone from bondage, you don’t leave them there, they should move. You don’t get loose and stay around. For example, when you say you are not drinking again, what are you still doing in the pub? There are certain friends you shouldn’t keep again.

Deliverance is not the ultimate; it is a means not an end. Deliverance is not just for fun and testimony but for you to use your comparative advantage to preach the gospel and preach the gospel. When the Lord begins to use you, you will no longer be lonely. God will use you for your family; use you and your family (Zechariah 9:9).

Your deliverance had been prophesied before you were born. God has put it down and underlined it in capital letters that you and your house belongs to Him.

The Lord has something to say to the women because when they move, they move with their children. Men can come to church alone but women move with the family, with generations. Over 100 years ago, something that is about to happen in your life had been prophesied and it is coming to pass that you are free indeed.

When God uses you, you are fulfilling prophesy. Hence, you will leave the village, you move from stationary to dynamics.

A son was resumed in a University in Nigeria. On resumption, he joined the fellowship but at the end of the session he failed. The head of the fellowship went to meet a professor and asked for help that this brother had failed and advised to withdraw, that if he leaves there will be no one to help  play again. However, the Prof. said there was nothing he could do about it, the result had already been sent to the Senate Council.

The fellowship organized a concert for end of session, people advised that this pianist shouldn’t go and play that he had been asked to withdraw, “you better leave quietly” they said. However, this brother went for the concert and played wonderfully. At the concert, the Professor came and was amazed at how the brother was playing.  He left the concert in haste and could not even finish the concert. At the Senate which was the Monday after the concert; the Professor made a strong case before the VC that it would be shameful for the world to hear of the number of students in their Department who has been asked to withdraw.  It was decided that 10 marks should be added to the marks of all the students and after that every other person that still failed should be sent home (Knowing fully well that this Brother needed 10 marks to scale through). That is how this brother was delivered and saved from shame. He was still sleeping when people knocked on his door to deliver the good news.

Henceforth, I pray for you that you will sing songs of deliverance and dance gracefully; for your set time to be delivered is now. Praise the Lord!!!!

The sermon, Be Delivered, Rise and Move, by Rev Omolehin, General Overseer, Word Assembly Ministries, on June 4, 2017