By Ayo Arowojolu
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG), has shared a top secret behind his ministerial exploits, accomplishments and his many heroic victories in life.
How do you recognize the appearing of Pastor Adeboye when it is time to minister, if you are listening to his preaching on radio? Here is it: LET SOMEBODY SHOUT HALLELUYAH!
This is the cleric’s opening phrase always, once he steps on stage.
In yesterday’s edition of OPEN HEAVENS, the RCCG’s Daily Devotional and Meditation book, the man of God explains reasons why he does not make it a practice to always want to bind Satan, demons and his many forces of darkness.
Hear him: The Bible says in Psalm 68:1: Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered: let them also that hate Him flee before Him.
“How do you make God arise? Through praise and worship* . Psalms 22:3 says He inhabits the praises of His people. In other words, when one of His children is praising Him, He will get up to stay with the fellow.
“As He is rising, all the enemies of that fellow will scatter. That is why I don’t lead people in prayers to bind demons before every service. Instead, I say ‘Let somebody shout Halleluyah’
“The moment God hears us shouting Halleluyah, He arises to come to our midst and all our enemies scatter.”
Adeboye who is fondly called Daddy G.O. also quoted from the Book of Exodus, chapter 23, verse 22: But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries
The holiness preacher continued the sermon: “It is always funny to me when I meet people who think they do not have enemies. As long as you are alive, you have enemies. If you think because you have nothing for anyone to envy, you don’t have enemies, it means you have not yet read Proverbs 14:20 which says that the poor is hated by his own neighbour.
“If because you are rich and successful, you think that you have no enemies, you must be joking.
“Many years ago, one first-class chief invited me to his palace and he said I don’t know why I have so many enemies; can you help me? I responded ‘Your majesty, everybody wants to be number one.’
“Only a few people pray for the person who is in the number one position.
Thank God because while the enemies are plotting at night, you have a God who never sleeps nor slumbers watching over you.
“Even though you have enemies, I don’t want you to worry about them because your God is bigger than them all put together.
“In Psalm 23:5, David said: Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.”
“God prepares your table not behind, but in the presence, of your enemies. The enemies were there, they were alive, but God paralyzed them. They could not come near David. This is because David knew how to use the most potent weapon against enemies praises to God.
“In 2 Chronicles 20: 21 – 22, when three great enemies came against Jehoshaphat, all he and his people had to do was to praise God and the enemies helped kill one another.”
Adeboye’s key point to round up the meditation sermon is: “Everyone has enemies, but the enemies of those who praise God are powerless”
The hymnal for the day was titled: MY HOPE IS BUILT ON NOTHING LESS.
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