More than you can ask or think by Pastor E.A. Adeboye (Message at the RCCG Holy Ghost Congress 2013 (Day 4)


Key Text: Ephesians 3:20-21

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

What you get when you’re in need of help is determined by 2 persons. (1) The person you go to for help (2) Yourself. For example, the fellow you go to ask for help can determine how much help you get either by what he has or how generous he wants to be. 1kings 17:8-16. The help you get also depends on you. By this, I mean how much you are asking for, how desperate you are and how intensely you are asking.

When asking God for help, we should consider how much God has and how generous God is.

How much has God? The bible says Haggai 2:8 that all the silver and gold belongs to Him. God has more than enough to give you only if you would ask! Even if God doesn’t have what you are asking for, He has the power to create it just so you get it.

How generous is God? 1Timothy 6:17 makes us understand that the living God, gives us richly all things to enjoy. God is not a miser, He is generous and when He gives, He gives generously. The bible says in John 10:10 that Christ came so we might have life and have it more abundantly.

Now that you know God is generous and has more than enough to give, the ball is in your court! How much do you want from Him? Many people don’t get much from God because they don’t ask. James 4:2 says “ye have not, because ye ask not”. Sometimes receiving things from God is also subject to certain conditions. The bible says in John 15:16 “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you”. One condition is soul-winning! Be a soul winner first , then ask whatever you want and you’ll get it.

When you are asking God for something, remember to ask till your joy is full. John 16:24 says “Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.”

How desperate are you for God’s help? Do you really want what you say you want? Desperate people do desperate things. In Mark 2:1-12, the bible tells the story of the young man who was sick with palsy. When the men who carried him couldn’t get into the room where Jesus was due to the crowd, they removed part of the roof and lowered the man down so Jesus could see him. Jesus was moved by their persistent faith and as a result, the man was healed.

The prayer of those who are desperate is usually different from those who are not desperate. How desperate are you to receive your miracle from God? Desperate people ask intensely and persistently. The bible says in Matthew 11:12 “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.”

If you read Mark 10:46-52, you’ll see that Bartimaeus was desperate! He made so much noise in his cry for help that the crowd told him to keep shut because it was disturbing but instead of keeping quiet, he screamed louder! The noise of one man was higher than that of the multitude and as a result , Jesus heard and healed him. Tonight God will hear you in Jesus name. Amen.

Hannah was desperate for a child, she asked God desperately and instead of getting just a child, God blessed her with more children after Samuel.

Do you really want healing tonight? God can heal you! He has healed several in the past and He can do same for you today because He hasn’t changed.

Do you want to be debt free? If you know how to go to Him intensely tonight, by this time next year, you will say the people you used to owe are now owing you.

What do you want from God that He cannot give? We Christians dishonour God by asking for small things. We limit God when we ask Him for little things. Take your eyes off the natural and begin to focus on the Almighty God.

David said in Psalm 66:18 “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.”. If you are still living a life of sin, God won’t listen to you no matter how much you cry or make big request. If God doesn’t hear your prayers as a result of sins, how can He answer? Ask for forgiveness of your sins today and promise God that you’ll serve Him completely hence forth.



1. Praise Him from bottom of your heart , give Him glory and honour

2. Father! please tear the heaven wide over me so that it will never be shut again

3. Father! Open the floodgates of heaven and drench me with Your blessings

4. Father! I don’t want to walk or run, I want to fly. Give me wings to fly high

5. Father! Take me to the tops speedily

6. Father! Give me nations for my inheritance

7. Father! Give me so much joy unspeakable and full of glory

8. Father! let me enjoy peace like a mighty river

9. Father! please prosper me beyond my widest dreams

10. Father! Empower me to win thousands of souls for You in the coming year.

11. Personal requests

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