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THE PURPOSE OF VICTORY by Pastor E.A. Adeboye » Thursday, August 9, 2012 Message summary  

Pastor Enoch Adeboye

Pastor Enoch Adeboye

Come Up Higher » the 60th Annual RCCG Convention: Thursday August 9, 2012 Message summary  

4th day’s Summary of Daddy GO’s Message

THE PURPOSE OF VICTORY

Text:  Exodus 8 v 1

 

One of the philosophers of the ancient days says the greatest problem of victory is what to do with it.

 
After you have become victorious, what next?  After freedom, after release, after jubilee, after restoration what next? 

Many people plan for wedding; they even plan for honey moon without planning for marital life. When the honey moon is over what next?

No plan, husband and wife returns from honey moon and darling say “where is my breakfast?” and the wife says breakfast?

So many girls plan for their wedding, not knowing that after the honeymoon the wife is supposed to wake up one hour before the husband to prepare breakfast.

Many people celebrate graduation, then what next? what if I don’t get a job, what do I do then? Many people plan for house dedication but they don’t plan for maintenance. I remembered when I bought my first car; my friend says congratulation but from now on you have to put your eye on the oil gauge.

Brethren after jubilee what next? After healing what next? Because God is going to heal you during this convention, after breakthrough what next? 

There are categories of bondage, battles that people fight; there is physical bondage Luke 13 and in 2 king 5 v 1.

Naaman was famous and rich but Naaman was a leper.

Then there is material bondage according to 2king 4 v 1 -7

Then we can have physical and material bondage according to Mark 5 v 25-34.

Then there is spiritual bondage, an example is Mary Magdalene according to Luke 8 v 1 -3. Then we have a case where all three types of bondage are together according to Mark 5 v 1 -15. It tells us about the mad man of Gedaren who was possessed by 6000 demons.

But the good news tonight, is that victory is possible, I want to go a step further to announce that victory is on your way because the God of Jubilee who is the God of Redeemed Christian Church of God is here tonight. 

And according to Psalm 24 v 7-10 He can set you free from any form of bondage.

Victory has issues, and I will just mention may be just two. The first issue with victory is that the devil loves to attack immediately after a victory, in 1 Samuel 17 v 34 – 37 David said I was watching my father’s flock, a lion came and grabbed one of the flock, I grabbed it and smote it.

You thought the devil will let him be, immediately  the bear came and he also smote it then the devil says if you can handle animal, we will give you Goliath and by God’s grace he killed him. 

Then the devil arranged some women and they composed an impromptu song that made him have a greater enemy than he has ever have; his father in law.

The most dangerous time is immediately after a victory, I know this and that is why I am always careful of celebrations. I can give you several examples; take Gideon after one victory comes another attack that is one issue.

But the issue they asked me to speak on tonight is what do I do with victory, when am healed what do I do next, 

John5 v 2 -14 . If don’t want to say goodbye to sin ask God to leave you alone, be as you are because if you do and you are still in sin, a greater sickness will come.

The first thing to do after a victory is to thank God Exodus 15 v 1 -11, Luke 8 v 1-3, ask the mad man of Garasene Mark 5 v 18 -20 after his healing he came to Jesus and say I will go with you everywhere you Go, and Jesus said I have an assignment for you, “go and tell others “and he won an entire city for God. 

If you are deliver and you don’t tell other about it the bible says the demon that has gone out will come back with more dangerous demons. Your deliverance will be permanent.

Don’t be like Samson who was brought bound to his external enemy but the Almighty God rose and fought his battle for him, but what did he do ? John 16 v 1-3 he just got up and went to a harlot’s house.

What do I do with victory? It is a good thing to prosper but Proverbs 1 v 32 says the prosperity of fools will destroy them. When you look at Exodus 12 v 35-36 the Bible tells us that when the children of Israel were leaving Egypt on that great night of deliverance, they went to the Egyptians and collected the salary that their father had not received in one hundred years they collected it in one night. What did they do with it? 

 
Exodus 32 v 1 -6 they went to Aaron and said they want a God they can see, and Aaron asked them to bring all their gold and it was used to mould a golden image for them.

I have told you stories of those who were strong Christian until the Lord prospered them. I know those of us who use to fast and pray, because it was easy to fast then because there isn’t much anyway. Then prosperity came… the prosperity that will take you away from the almighty God, will never give it to you.

Zachariah tells us what to use the prosperity for, we are to build churches with prosperity, the word of God says you can have prosperity and enjoy it for the rest of your life according to Job 36 v 11.

 
What are you to do with victory? 1Sam 2 V 1 -2 After David defeated Goliath and king Saul attacked him, he ran to the cave of Adullam and Vagabonds gather themselves to him and he turned them to mighty men so that by the time we get 2Sam 23 V 8, God wants you to tell people about God, God wants to prosper you so
that you can open your house up for house fellowship. 

 
The Almighty God wants to prosper you so you can  sponsor television program.

Now that you know what to do with victory, you can now demand from Pharaoh. i.e whatever represent Pharaoh in your life, demons, barrens, failure, whatever did not allow you to go higher, you can now say to  Pharaoh , hear the word of the Lord, let me go!

 
One of the things I like about the almighty God is that whenHhe arises to fight for you, He can do a very good job Exodus 4 v 22 v 23.

God will give you victory tonight, provided you will use it for winning souls, for praising God, for making disciple, for giving your house for house fellowships

Open Heavens Devotional: FULFILLING HIS PURPOSE? – Monday, May 7, 2012

By Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Memorise: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. Ephesians 1:12

Read: Ephesians 1:3-5

The sun and the moon have their different sphere of influence. Unlike the moon, the light of the sun influences those under it to stay awake and work. It gives life, while the light of the moon –which is a reflection – influences those under it to close shop and sleep. What does your light do – cause drowsiness or alertness? From Genesis 1:26-28, we understand that man was created for a purpose – to dominate everything God had made including the sun, moon and stars. You were created for a purpose, even if you were conceived by mistake, you are not an accident. Were you a product of rape? Even then you still have to fulfil God’s purpose on earth. God needed a particular man a specific woman to come together in order to have you. If your father just impregnated your mother and disappeared, it could just be that he has finished his assignment. Before you were created, God knew you and He knows your worth to Him even when people think you are of no value because you lack education, money, skills or intellect.

God knows you and has ordained you for a purpose from your mother’s womb even without her knowledge or consent (Jeremiah 1:4-5). Physical ordination is only an outward manifestation of what God had already done before your birth. You were born for a great purpose (Jeremiah 29:11) and were chosen by God before the foundations of the earth (Ephesians 1:3-5). You were chosen to be holy, blameless and in love. Anytime you dabble into sin, you contradict the purpose for which you were created. Is your life blameless like Daniel’s? If you find it difficult to do something perfectly, or people always find fault with your work, it could be that the spirit of error is operating in your life. Each time you fail to walk in love towards those who offended you, you contradict God’s purpose of calling you. As seen in our memory verse for today, you were created to glorify God; that your life may praise God. Is your life praising God today? Are you fulfilling God’s purpose for creating you?

PRAYER POINT:
Pray that God’s purpose shall stand in every area of your life.
 
Bible in one year: Exodus 25-27

Open Heavens Devotional: PURPOSE: THE BONE OF LIFE – Saturday 27 August 2011

By Pastor E.A. Adeboye

 

MEMORIZE: “But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings and the children of Israel:” (Acts 9:15)

READ: Acts 9:10-16

You are in the world but you are not of the world. Ask yourself: Why am I here? Why was I born white or black? Why was I born into this family? Why did God give me all the opportunities I have enjoyed? Why did I go through all the challenges I have encountered? All these relate to purpose. God has a purpose for creating you. God has a reason for creating each of all the billions of people on planet earth today, although not many would ever live to know their purpose.

Take Paul, the diminutive creature, who achieved giant strides, for instance: Why did God create him? After the Lord encountered Paul on his way to Damascus, he became blind. For the first time in his life, he began to pray right. In response to his prayers, The Lord sent a disciple, Ananias, to minister to him. Immediately Ananias understood who he was sent to pray for, he objected in strong terms, giving God reasons why Paul should not be trusted or favoured. But did God buy Ananias’ qualms? Acts 9:15 says, “But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings and the children of Israel:”

One lesson here is that when the purpose of a thing is known, abuse is inevitable. Until Paul knew the purpose of his existence, he continued to work against it. Many people are in the same state today. They are working against the purpose of their existence because they do not yet know it. May the Lord open your eyes to see why He sent you to earth! Purpose is the main thing. It is like the skeleton or bone structure in the body. Although flesh and sinew cover the bones, without bones, no human body can perform its normal activity. Without achieving the purpose you were created for, you cannot be what you were meant to be. People tend to concentrate on the flesh they see, but hardly do anything about their bones. Everything you enjoy or suffer is there to enable you fulfil God’s purpose for your life. How close are you to doing this?

 

PRAYER POINT
Lord, let me not miss Your purpose for my life.

Bible in One year: SoS. 1-3

 


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