MY ENCOUNTERS WITH KENNETH HAGIN AND YONGGI CHO MOVED MY DESIRE FROM 17,000 TO MORE THAN 50,000 CROWD
SOME MINISTERS OF GOD ARE SATISFIED WITH A CONGREGATION OF 1,000 PEOPLE WHEN IT IS IN THE POWER OF GOD TO MAKE THEM GREATER
THE MORE YOU SEE, THE MORE YOU CAN HAVE. SEE MORE SO YOU CAN HAVE MORE
VISION DETERMINES YOUR FUTURE. IF YOU CAN SEE IT, YOU CAN HAVE IT
PRAY THAT GOD WILL ENLARGE YOUR COAST, AND GIVE YOU GRACE TO SEE GREAT THINGS
– Pastor E. A. Adeboye on “FOR WHOM THE HEAVENS OPEN (Part 22)” RCCG Online Sunday Service 23rd July, 2023 || Part A
We are still dealing with Joshua 6:2 because there is still something there that we are yet to dig deep into. There is one big word in that text that we jumped over – See. He didn’t say, “hear O Joshua” he said, “See.” So we want to look at the word, “See” and discuss the issue of vision. The Bible teaches that whatever you see you can have.
Genesis 13:14-15. God encouraged Abraham in Genesis 13:17-18, “See more so you can have more.” The more you see, the more you can have. 1 Chronicles 4:10. See more so you can have more.
The first time I attended Kenneth Hagin’s Camp meeting in 1979 and I saw a crowd of about 17,000 people, I came back trusting the Almighty God for a Church that will have at least that kind of crowd during convention. But then I heard of Yonggi Cho – that there is a man who had a Church much much bigger than that. I didn’t believe so I had to go and see because what you see is what you desire. I had no money but God provided.
I got there and I saw a building that could take approximately 50,000 people and I heard a pastor begging those who came to Church that Sunday, “please don’t come next Sunday because of those people who could not find a place inside this Sunday” – Even though they were holding 7 services every Sunday. You can be sure when I returned my desire changed. I was no longer going to be satisfied with a Church of 17,000 people because I have seen something much bigger.
Vision is a very crucial thing. It determines your future. God can enlarge your coast. If you can see it, you can have it. Psalm 37:4. If you haven’t seen it, you can’t desire it. If you don’t desire it what is he going to grant you? Pray that the Almighty God will enlarge your coast, that he will give you grace to see great things. Some of the ministers of God that I know including quite a few under my overseership are already satisfied if they have a congregation of 1,000 people.
They won’t even let the world rest! When it is in the power of the Almighty God to make you greater than I, why should you limit the Holy One of Israel?
Who told you that what God is doing the first Friday of the month at Redemption Camp he cannot do in at least a 100 places in Nigeria the second Friday of the month? Who told you? Who told you that where you are is where God wants you to end. If only you can see. If you can see it, you can have it!