Theme: LIFTED INTO GLORY Bible Passages: Hebrews 2:14-15, Genesis 21:1-7.

Ministering: Pastor E. A. Adeboye ***


PART A Heb. 2:14-15 Heb 2:14 — Heb 2:15 (CWSB) 14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

Every sinner is a prisiner of the devil. A prisoner held in bondage to the devil kept in dungeon. A sinner is a slave in a hole held captive by Satan himself. 1 Jn. 3:8. Isa. 49:24. A sinner is a captive of the devil in a hole in a dungeon. Anybody in a hole needs to cry for help. Isa. 59:2.

ON THE OTHER HAND, A saved soul is one who has heard the truth that has set him /her free – Jn. 8:32. What is the truth that can set free? 1. There is salvation in Jesus – Acts 4:10-12. 2. It is the blood of Jesus Christ alone that cleanses from all sins – 1Jn. 1:7. Not the blood of animals -Heb. 10:1-10. 3. There is no one who can deliver the lawful captives from the devil except the Almighty God – Isa. 49:29-46. 4. There is nobody who can translate from the kingdom of darkness – Col. 1:12-15. 5. Eph. 2:13-18-The wall that has been separating you from God has been broken by Jesus Christ. 6. Jn. 1:11-12 – You can be adopted into the family of God. Rm. 8:15 7.2 Corin. 5:17- All things become new in Christ. 8. Rev. 12:10-11-You can overcome Satan through the blood of the Lamb. 9. James 4:7 – You can resist the devil if you can receive Jesus. 10. If you believe the Lord Jesus Christ and call on His Name, you shall be saved.

PART B Genesis 21:1-7 Gen 21:1 — Gen 21:7 (CWSB) Isaac Is Born 1 And the Lord visited — Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken. 2 For Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken — to him. 3 And Abraham called — the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac. 4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded — him. 5 And Abraham was a hundred years old, when — his son Isaac was born unto him. 6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. 7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.

INTRODUCTION Insisde every human being is hunger to go higher. Some people are: *Socially in a hole; *Maritally in a hole; *Physically in a hole; *Career-wise in a hole; *Emotionally in a hole; *Spiritually in a hole; *More than in more than one hole undrr *several categories; Some are so deep in a hole such that HAPPY NEW YEAR means nothing to them.

1. Physical Hole *There is Someone who can pull you out Mk.3:1-5. *Incurable disease- 2Kgs. 5:1-14. *Jn. 11:39-44-When Jesus got to the tomb of Lazarus and brought back a man that was already stinking *Ezk. 37:1-10- He can make dry bones to rise again. ***PRAYER POINT ONE Father, restore me fully tonight.

2. Marital Hole *Are you lonely, single? There is good news for you. *Gen. 2:18-23-God is the Original Match-Maker. *Mal. 3:6- God has not changed. *Gen. 24:1-67-Aabraham sent a servant to get a wife for Isaac The servant’s prayer was answered instantly before he finished praying. On the fruit of the womb: 1Sam. 1:9-20. The last time you wept will be the last time you will weep. Fen. 18:9-14- Laughter of mockery. Gen. 28- It became laughter of joy Age is no barrier for God to do what He would do.

***PRAYER POINT TWO Father, put a new song of joy in my mouth this month. 3. Materia Hole *Are you in a material hole? There is good news for you. *1Kgs. 17:8-16- The widow of Zarephath was down to the last meal. *2Kgs. 4:1-7-The creditors were closing in on her to take the two sons. *2Kgs. 7:1-11- God can lift a siege in less than 24 hours. **How is it going to happen? *Don’t ever try to figure out God with your brain.

***PRAYER POINT THREE Father, turn the tide for me tonight. Pull me out of poverty permanently. 4. Social Hole *Are you in total failure? There is good news for you. *Lk. 5:1-11-Total failure moved to total success for Simon Peter. *Gen. 26:1-14- Isaac became the envy of a nation during serious famine. STARS ARE SEEN ONLY IN THE NIGHT!!! *2 Sam. 6:9-13 – Obededum..


Father, turn my life to a major testimony. 5. Are you in many holes? *Jn. 5:2-9- The man with infirmity for 38 years. Jesus singked him out of the crowd *He was also in material hole. *He was also in a docial hole- He had no man to help him. God will silence our mockers!!! Gen. 16:1-4.

PRAYER POINT FIVE Father, just lift me up into glory using any method you want to lift me into glory.

LIFTING IS IN CATEGORIES This is because there are different holes. Gen. 30:1-2, Gen. 30:22-24. 2Kgs. 4:8-17- Deeper hole than Gen. 18″9-14- Both the husband and wife were old. Lk. 7:11-16z The husband was dead and the only son of the family was dead No matter how deep your hoke is, God will bring you out .


Father, prove Your Almightiness in my life tonight. This is because of Jer. 32:27.

CONCLUSION 2Kgs. 4:1-7. Always pay attention to details. PRAYER POINT SEVEN Father, hear my cry tonight.

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