RCCG OCTOBER, 2017 NATIONAL HOLY GHOST SERVICE
THEME: AGENTS OF TRANSFORMATION
BIBLE PASSAGE: ISAIAH 6:8
MINISTERING: PASTOR E.A. ADEBOYE
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Father, speak to me tonight.
November HGS: Theme: VICTORY AHEAD, will be the last HGS of the year because the Congress will begin in December. CONGRESS THEME: SONGS OF VICTORY WORKERS MEETING IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE HGS IN NOVEMBER, 2017
Transformation simply means to CHANGE A FORM. Change what was originally there.
The great transformation is to change an animal to a man.
As far as God is concerned, all human beings are in two categories: children and dogs.
Who and who can be listed as dogs?
Rev. 22:15- sorcerers (witches and wizards), whoremongers (adulterers, adulteresses, fornicators), murderers, idolaters (people in whose lives God is not No. 1), whosoever Lovett and maketh a lie.
Practically everybody, before you became somebody, you told lies- business lies, etc.
Who are in the
1 Jn. 3:10- if you do righteousness
He that is born of God cannot sin because the seed of God is in him.
Seed in him will determine his / her action. For example, there is nothing that you can do to a goat to eat meat.
A child of God has something in him / her that makes it extremely impossible for him / her to sin.
If you told a lie, you will become extremely uncomfortable even if it’s a white lie.
The seed of God in a born again child of God will not permit him or her to sin.
Dan. 4:28-37 – He changed a king to an animal for seven years. Suddenly the seed of an animal entered into a king and he became an animal eating grass. He fell out with God.
After seven years, the same God, changed the man from an animal to a king and put him back of the throne.
Jn. 1:11-12- He can change a dog back to a son.
Lk. 19:1-10 – Zacchaeus.
Jn. 6:37- Jesus made a promise that anyone who will come to Him, He will in no wise cast out.
2 Corin. 5:17- If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: completely different, changed inside out.
God is a Great Transformer.
He transformed darkness to light just by speaking – Gen. 1:3
He can change sickness to permanent health – Ex. 15:26
He can change bondage to freedom because He is the Lord of Hosts and there is no captor that can hold back -Jn. 8:36
He can change storm to absolute peace because He is the Prince of Peace-Mk. 4:35-41
He can change tears to joy -Rev. 21:4
He delights to use man as an agent.
Gen. 1:1-25- He did all without man.
Gen. 1:26-28- God decided to create something new: man made in His own image and likeness.
He then said let man participate- Gen. 2:18-20
There are so many examples of agents of transformation created by God:
Moses – Ex. 3:1-20, Ex. 14:13-28; Elijah – 1 Kgs. 18:1-45- God spoke to Elijah to go and show himself to Ahab because He wants to send rain; Phillip- Acts 8:5-8- God made up His Mind to bring joy to Samaria and He chose Phillip.
Why make man an agent?
The reason God made man an agent is because there are certain catalysts that God must have to bring forth a
What is a catalyst?
When you want to cook beans, and you want it to cook fast, you will get brand new nails, wash, and add it to the beans. Within fifteen minutes, the beans is ready. Then you can eat and remove the nails. He nail is a catalyst The Almighty God wants the human cry to speed up a transformation-Jer. 33:3; 2Kgs. 4:1-7- The widow of one of the sons of the prophet whose husband died in debt. God did nothing until the woman cried to Him enforce He could send an agent. Gen. 2:18-25 and Gen. 3:1-11- God gave Adam a wife but blamed God when he disobeyed God. James 4:2- You have not because you ask not. He said call on me and you can’t call with your mouth closed.
Father, hear my cry today. Transform my situation. I can’t do it my own self. Please help me.
The second catalyst is FAITH IN GOD.
Heb. 11:6- It is impossible to please God by faith. God wants to show that you even know Him at all if you want transformation. 1 Kgs. 18:21- Elijah asked the people if Jehovah is God, serve Him and if Baal is God, serve him. Dan. 11:32- Those who know their God shall be strong and do exploit. Habb. 2:4- The just shall live by faith. Rm. 1:17, Gal. 3:11, Heb. 10:38. Matt. 9:27-30 He expects your faith to be like that of a child – Matt. 18:3 Underneath are His everlasting arms – Deut.33:27.
Father, I believe in You, please honour my faith.
Catalyst No.3 is PRAISE
Ps. 22:3- God inhabits the praise of His people Ps. 50:23- He appreciates those who praise Him. God hates ingratitude with a passion – Lk. 17:12-18 When you praise Him, He will transform situations. 2Chron. 20:20-25 – Jehoshaphat. Ps. 67:5-7
A NEW SONG
MY SUN IS RISING AGAIN 2X
THANK YOU MY ABBA FATHER
MY SUN IS RISING AGAIN
MY JOY SHALL FLOW AGAIN 2X
THANK YOU MY ABBA FATHER
MY JOY SHALL FLOW AGAIN
THE MOUNTAINS SHALL BE GONE 2X
THANK YOU MY ABBA FATHER
THE MOUNTAINS SHALL BE GONE
MY RAIN IS FALLING AGAIN 2X
JOIN ME SHOUT HALLELUJAH
MY RAIN IS FALLING AGAIN
He needs you.
Mk. 8:16- He needs your hands; He needs your mouth to introduce Him to the whole world – Matt. 28:18-19. He needs your mouth to cast out demons- Mk. 16:18; He needs your legs to go and take His miracle power to the whole world- Matt. 28:19 He needs you for the transformation of Nigeria – Ezk. 22:30.
Every agent of transformation must have an encounter with God.
Every agent of transformation must have a taste of divine fire. Isa. 6:1-3
Every agent of transformation must be taken apart- body, soul and spirit and then give you a taste of fire – Matt. 3:11
Every agent of transformation must not only be baptized in the Holy Ghost but with fire.
You cannot be an agent of transformation by your own strength.
Father, I am ready, let the fire fall.