THIS CONGRESS WILL BE THE GREATEST WE HAVE EVER HAD
PASTOR ADEBOYE INVITES ALL TO HOLY GHOST CONGRESS FROM TOMORROW, 5TH-12TH DECEMBER, 2022 THEMED, “DOUBLE PORTION”
“I LIKE MY FRIENDS OF THE IGBO CULTURE. WHEN IT IS CHRISTMAS SEASON, THEY LEAVE THE MANSIONS THEY HAVE HERE IN LAGOS AND THEY HEAD FOR THE VILLAGE; THEIR ROOT”
PRAYERS FOR LANDLORDS, TENANTS AND THE NATION
Pastor E. A. Adeboye on “IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE || Thanksgiving Service || December 4th 2022 || Redeemed Christian Church of God.
Father Almighty we worship you, we thank you for your goodness, mercy, for thus far you have helped us. Thank you for January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.
Accept our worship in Jesus’ name. You brought us thus far, we know we will see the new year. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ name.
We pray for all landlords today, please continue to bless them, prosper them, enable them to build more houses.
Father we pray for all tenants – thank you for health, strength, provision; please Lord God Almighty, if there are tenants here today owing rents, in your own miraculous way help them to pay and don’t let them die as tenants. Build for them.
My Lord and my Saviour we are praying for our nation. We have cried to you over the weekend, we have confessed our sins to you, we have cried to you for mercy. Once again, have mercy on our nation. Let all our sufferings be over before the New Year.
Intervene O God! As for your children who have been faithful in the payments of their tithe and in the giving of their offerings, please Lord build houses for them, bless them beyond measure even before the end of this month, Father surprise them.
Lord God Almighty we pray that today you send your Word to us and your Word will bring healings and deliverance, joy, victory in Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed.
Can somebody shout halleluyah!
May I seize this opportunity to invite you to the Congress that is beginning tomorrow. I know you are believers but believe it or not, the Congress beginning tomorrow is going to be the greatest that we have ever had.
We are talking about DOUBLE PORTION so everything is going to be double double. Miracles will be double, testimonies, blessings, victories and joy will overflow. So I will see you there in Jesus’ name.
This morning I have been asked to speak on, “IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE” probably because it is a special day for landlords.
The text is found in John 14:1-3. When we were in the primary school – and that’s a little time ago, our teacher taught us about nouns and adjectives.
Then they tell us that there is something they call, “Adjectival Clause,” an adjective that is more than one word. So we see that kind of adjectival clause or something like that they call it then. “In my Father’s House” house is the noun there; the adjective is ‘In my father’ – big thing!
We spend just a little bit of time looking at the noun, ‘house.’ What is a house? A house is a permanent residence; something solid, something that is a landmark, something that is an address not a tent, not something that is here today and you move it to somewhere tomorrow. Something fixed you can refer to as an address.
But house in the true sense of the word means much more than just where you live. A house actually could be a family. Genesis 7:1 – God told Noah, “you and your house.” Your house there means family; those who live in that house.
But on a deeper scale, a house can mean your root. When you talk about ‘I am going to my house’ you might not be talking about just little bungalow; you might be talking to your root, your village.
I like my friends of the Igbo culture. When it is Christmas season, they leave the mansions they have here in Lagos and they are heading for the village.
They are going back to root. Where are you going? They say, ‘I am going to my house.’
In Genesis 24:34-38, Abraham said to his servants, ‘don’t marry a stranger for my son. Go back to my root. Go to my father’s house and get a daughter for my son to marry.’ A house can actually mean a compound. In Yoruba land they call it, “Agbole” – collection of houses forming a compound.
The people living in that compound will be blood relatives – Uncle has his own house, Aunty has her own house, elder brother and so on and so forth. We call that one also a house. Members of the same family with houses built together. So you hear from time to time people saying, ‘this is not how we behave in our house.’ They are not talking about the particular house where they live.
They are talking about in our compound, where our families gather together. So when you find a child who is well behaved in Yoruba land we call him, ‘Omoluabi – a child of the house, they taught this one well in their compound.’
For example, you are riding in a bus and then there is an elder who came in and has no seat, you stand up and tell the elder to come and sit.
The elder will look at you and say you are Omoluabi – you are from a good home. How many Omoluabi are here this morning? Let me hear you shout halleluyah!
So when Jesus Christ said, ‘in my father’s house,’ He is actually saying, in my father’s compound there are many mansions. He is not talking of a single house; he is talking of a collection of houses, a compound.
That is why He could say, ‘In my Father’s house there are many mansions…’ not just one building but many mansions. Now, God the Father lives in that compound and all his children also have their own mansions surrounding the one belonging to God the Father.