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THEME: LET THERE BE LIGHT
MINISTERING: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
TOPIC: WHAT HAPPENS ON THE SECOND DAY
DATE: 22ND SEPTEMBER 2023
BIBLE TEXT: GENESIS 1: 6-8
Why don’t you lift up your hands to the Almighty God and Worship Him. Bless His Holy Name, give Him Glory, Honour and Adoration. He is Worthy to be Praised and Adored, there is no Man like Him.
Thank You Father.
In Jesus Mighty Name we Pray – Amen!
We give You all the Glory
We give You Honour
We give You all the Glory
We give You Honour
Ancient of Days, we give You all the Glory, we give You all the Honour, we give You all the Adoration.
We Thank You for what You did during The RCCG Light Up New York Crusade 2023 and we can never Thank You enough because we know that the Testimonies will Last for a Lifetime.
Please accept our Worship in Jesus Name.
Father, it was on the First Day that You sent the Light; today is the Day after that First Day – All the Miracles that You Performed on the Second Day, Please Perform for Your Children today.
My Lord and my Saviour, since this is our first visit here (RCCG Chapel of Restoration) for the first time; and so we are re-dedicating this Place to You Lord.
We Pray that like never before; it will be a “Miracle Center” and that every Prayers Prayed here, You will answer them by Fire.
In Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen!
Now, let Someone shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah!
Shake hands with one (1) or two (2) People and say: Neighbour, I love you but I’m getting a bigger Extra Blessings than you.
And then you may Please be seated – God Bless You!
Well, your Church is Beautiful!
And the English has a word for something that is beautiful and small – They call it “Cute”!
… This is Cute! You will become bigger in Jesus Name – Amen!
Mummy GO had said already everything I will say about my son and his wife (DMC NOTES: Pastor and Pastor (Mrs) Daniel Ajayi Adeniran).
And if you are looking for evident that I love this couple; it is that I’m here this Morning as I should be in my bed now resting. But we decided that I have to come.
And like I said in my Prayer, I want to talk about what happens on the Second Day – A Day after God said: Let there be Light!
And you will find it in Genesis 1: 6-8.
6. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the Evening and the Morning were the Second Day.
We can spend a whole Day looking at these Verses but we don’t have the whole Day!
And so, we will look at just Verse 8 – And God called the firmament Heaven. And the Evening and the Morning were the Second Day.
I. A Day after God said: Let there be Light.
II. A Day after the Holy Spirit moved and God spoke and there was Testimony and Confusion ended and everything became New et cetera et cetera.
III. A Day after all that happened during The RCCG Light Up New York Crusade 2023.
God did something extremely Significant – He made the Place called Heaven!
And the implications of that are very many but we will mention just some few of them and leave the rest till Future – Whenever that Future will be.
He created a Place that according to Isaiah 66:1 – And the Bible says: Heaven is His Throne and the Earth His Footstool.
He created a Place where He Settled down!
Because as a Young Christian, I have always asked a Question: Where was God before He created the Heavens and the Earth?
Because the Bible said: In the Beginning, He created the Heavens and the Earth.
… So, where was God before He created the Heavens?
I won’t go “Too Deep” into that, but at least I can tell you one thing – On the Second Day, God Himself Settled down. He created somewhere where He could sit down.
And do you know the Implications of that – It simply means that in every facets of your Life, today “Settlement begins” (Amen).
And when we talk about the Heaven: Where God is Settled, where God is Sitting Down – Several things get to flow from there!
1. If you look at 1 Kings 17: 8-16 – It tells you the Story of Elijah.
Elijah had Spoken and Prophesised to King Ahab – You know the Story well.
That there will be “No Rain”; “No Dew” until I called for it.
And after saying that one to the King, he got out quickly – You don’t go to the President and say you will have trouble in your Nation, unless I come to your Assistance and wait. At least, we don’t do that in Africa.
And from there, God told him: Go and hide.
He was already waiting in the “Brook of Cherry” – Waiting for the birds to bring him food et cetera et cetera.
And then the Brook even dried up and then God sent him to a Place where he will lay his head down – That is in the house of the Widow of Zarephath.
And you know the Story of what happened in the house of the Widow – The Widow and her son was about to eat their Last Meal and die.
But because the Representatives of God had Settled down in their house; Continuous Supply began.
They will eat today, by tomorrow the Pot is full again. And it kept on coming and coming.
From this Day onwards, “Continuous Supply” beyond your wildest Dreams will just begin to come – Amen!
Oh, some of us may not believed that – That kind of thing can happen.
My father-in-the-Lord told me a Story – And he was a Great Man of God than myself and so you can be sure that he will never lie.
He said that when the Church started and things were very hard – One day, God spoke to him and said: Tell your wife to Prepare a pot of soup with the little money you have. And from now on, just tell her that every Morning she should just dip into the pot and bring out food. Tell her not to look inside.
And for several days – Whether you believed it or not, it doesn’t matter; Mama (Meaning Mother) will dip into the pot bring out today fish, tomorrow Chicken, next time it will be Beef.
Until one day, “Curiosity killed the Cat” and she said: What kind of pot is this? And then the Miracle ended.
And I can give you Example from my own Life:
When we were about to have the first Convention at our Campground; we had a “Big Problem” – We had already invited the People to come, we were in the bush in the midst of no where and we needed water.
We will dig a well, before tomorrow Morning, it will collapse because it was Clay Soil.
And then it was one week to the Convention and I asked God: What am I going to do as People are coming? Even if they don’t have food, at least they needed water.
Somebody just drove in – What are you People doing here? – Oh, we are getting ready for Convention.
Oh, is that so? I said Yes! What do you need? And I told him that we needed water.
Because if Somebody comes to you and ask you for one thing, you know your Greatest Need will be asked.
And the Man said: What you need is a Borehole. And I said that I know that but where is the money?
He said I will drill you one. I said but we have only one week to go. And he said that one week is enough.
Before the crowd came, the borehole was there and the water was running.
Now the beauty of it is that the water that came from the borehole for that first Convention of 1983; is still flowing today and it has not dried up.
The Blessings that God is going to release to you today, will never dry up – Amen!
2. In a Place where God Settled Down; not only will the Lack of the People be Settled, not only will they have Continuous Supply; if you read 2 Kings 4: 8-17 – It tells us the Story of a Great Woman called “The Shunammite Woman”.
She was Great, she was Rich and she compelled the Man of God to come and eat.
And the Man of God tasted the God and say: Ha, this food is better than the one that Raven can bring.
And so he kept coming and the woman said that I’m going to do something Extraordinary for this Man of God and so she built him a house.
And so the Man of God now began to come to the Place and to stay in the Apartment. Until one day, the Spirit of God moved him to ask a Question: What does this woman Need?
You know the Story – The woman said that I don’t need anything: I’m well connected, Wealthy et cetera et cetera.
But the Man of God discovered that: Yes, she was Great but she was Incomplete as she was barren.
And because God was dwelling in that house, what the woman needed to make her Joy full was made available unto her.
I’m sure that you know what that means for you – Because you are here on the Second Day, everything that you need to make your Joy full, shall be made available to you (Amen).
3. In that Place called Heaven, there is no Need there.
You don’t need anything in Heaven as everything you can ever Dream of, everything that you can’t even Dream of; God will make it available – Amen.
That is why the Place is called Heaven!
You Probably heard the joke of an Elderly Couple – The man was 120 years old and the wife was over 110 years old.
I don’t know what happened but they finally died.
And so when they died, they got to Heaven and an Angel was showing them round.
Finally, he took them to the Dinning Place and you have all manners of food there.
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And then, he showed them another Section and they saw Ice Cream of all Flavours, Cakes and all manners of things.
And the husband asked the Angel – You mean we can come here to eat?
The Angel said: Oh, anytime the door is opened 24/7. And all these Ice Creams you can eat if you want to eat all of them.
The husband said: But where we are coming from, we are asked to watch this and that.
The Angel said that we don’t Watch Weight in Heaven Heaven.
The husband looked at the wife and said: You see your Life? – Where we are coming from, you say: Don’t eat this, don’t eat that. If you had allowed us to enjoy ourselves, we would have arrived here sooner.
All Needs will be met today – Amen!
4. There is a God who can Provide for you beyond your Expectations.
This Shunammite Woman gave just one Meal to the Man of God and the Meal move on to bringing God to dwell in her Place.
And things beyond her wildest Imaginations became available to her.
I still remembered one time I went to Preach somewhere among the High and Mighty in Lagos and there was this Young Man who just got there because he wasn’t Part of the High and Mighty – He had only ten (10) Petrol Stations.
And after I finished Preaching, he came to me and said: I have never heard this kind of Preaching before.
He said that all I have, I want to Give – And he gave me ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
And I took it from him and said: Thank You, next time it will be more!
The following year was when he was sharing his Testimony – He said; when he heard that (Next Time it will be more); he said what kind of “Greedy Pastor” is this. I gave him ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and he said “Next Time it will be more”. It simply means that this one (Gift) is “Too Small”.
I had to explain to him that what it means is that “By Next Time I see you, things will be Different”.
And he said: Now, I do know. He said because by the time he came the Second year, he already had one hundred and ten (110) Petrol Stations.
And then, he brought another Gift. And then, I blessed him again and said: “Next Time, it will be more”.
By the time he came back the following year, he already had a Petrol Depot – Dedicated to Supplying his own Petrol Stations.
As at today, I can’t tell you where he is – But he kept on Increasing!
There is Somebody here today or reading now on the Label of DMC – Today, wherever you are is the least you will ever be in Life (Amen).
5. In that Place called Heaven, in that Place God had Chosen to “Settle-In” – Any Home where God chooses to “Settle Down”, Death is not allowed to stay.
Whether you looked at 1 Kings 17: 17-24 – In the case of the Widow of Zarephath or you looked at 2 Kings 4: 8-17 – In the house of the Shunammite Woman; you will noticed that in the two (2) cases, Death came to steal the sons and Death was compelled to vomit what it has swallowed.
I have Good News for Somebody here this Morning or reading now on the Label of DMC; because you are here on the Second Day, your house will become Forbidden for Death – Amen!
I will tell you the Last Story and then we will Close:
I was going to visit a Place in Nigeria for a Crusade and God spoke to me and say: Call “So and So” because you are going to stay in his house.
The “So and So” is not a Member of my Church – Even Members of my Church, when I go on Crusade; I don’t want to stay in any of my Members house so that People won’t say that I’m bring Partial – So, I stay in an Hotel and that will be Neutral.
And when God said that this is the Fellow house you are going to stay; I say: Yes Lord! You are my Commander-In-Chief – Wherever you say I go, I will go.
But he is not our Member and I have only met him once at the Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship International’s Meeting.
When I called him, he began to scream for Joy.
I got to his house – They have Prepared a very beautiful Room for me and so on.
And he has some Children – The first born was like a “Little Puppy”. He was a handsome Young man. And so I began to call him “My Friend”.
And then one day during the Crusade, the children were returning from School as I was about to go out and I said: Where is my friend?
They said that your friend is in the Hospital and he was dying.
Ha, Ha; what happened? Somebody gave him Poison to eat in School. Then I said that I must visit the Hospital before I go for the Crusade.
And when we got to the Hospital, he was in a Special Room – The Air-condition was at the Coldest Point, the boy was starked naked and yet he was Sweating like Nobody Business.
I stood at the head of the bed, the father was standing at the other end and the Doctor was standing behind the father.
So I lifted up my eyes and looked at the Doctor and the Doctor shook his head – No Hope!
And I heard God said to me loud and clear – That is why I asked you to go and stay in this house.
I’m here today because of Someone – Death will not come near you again (Amen).
So, with Joy in my Heart; I Prayed for the boy and then went for the Crusade.
As I was returning from the Crusade, the boy was coming from the Hospital Discharged.
Because where God Settles down, Death is not allowed to Operate!
And God made the Heavens on the Second Day – He Settled Down!
The Second Day is here – The Almighty God is here to settle in the house of Someone, in the Working Place of Someone, in the Ministry of Someone (Amen).
And without any doubt, in this Particular Church; the Lord is here to Settle – Amen!
And the Lord is here to give an Opportunity to some of us – First of all, to have like the Continental Overseer (DMC NOTES: Pastor James Fadel) said; to have “The Bottom Pot” Blessings.
You see, there is something about God – He is ever, ever so Generous.
After he fed five thousand (5,000) People with five (5) loaves of Breads and two (2) Fishes in John 6: 5-13; there were twelve (12) Baskets leftovers.
And so, what we are having this Morning is what we called “The Twelve (12) Baskets of Blessings”.
Everybody has been fed during The RCCG Light Up New York Crusade 2023, but there are twelve (12) Baskets leftovers. And you are Partakers of them.
But of course, when I asked my children – The twelve (12) Baskets leftovers, what happened to it?
One of them said: There are twelve (12) Apostles and so each of them carried one each away.
I said that: There were twelve (12) of them to carry each of the twelve (12) Baskets to the house of the boy – The boy who gave the five (5) loaves of Breads and two (2) Fishes.
You see, the Bible made it abundantly clear – All waters run into the sea and the sea is not full because where the water is coming from, that is where the water will go!
There is Someone here or reading now on the Label of DMC – Who is going to do for God what he/she has not done before and He is going to Reward you with twelve (12) Baskets Extra Blessings (Amen)!
Please, don’t hesitate to do so Immediately!
Even more than that, if God wants to Settle down in Somebody house; that Fellow can only be a Child of God.
The Word of God says that:
I. There are many Widows in the Land, but He sent Elijah to the house of only one Widow.
II. There are many Great Woman in the Land, it was only one of the Great Women who invited Elisha in.
There are many of us who are here but there might be just one fellow who miss the opportunity to invite Jesus Christ into his or her Life during the Light Up New York Crusade 2023 – Someone who refused to surrender his/her Life to Jesus Christ.
If you are that one, God is giving you another opportunity to come and Surrender to Him.
So, if there is anyone of us here and you are not sure of your Salvation; God is giving you another opportunity – I will advice you to come now. And come and Surrender your Life to Jesus Christ now.
The rest of us, let us bow our head in Prayer and talk to the Almighty God – And Thank Him for giving us an opportunity to have this Blessings of the Second Day.
Alright, those of us who has come – Talk to the Almighty God: Ask Him to Please save your Soul.
Or if you have backslided, and you want to come back to Him – Ask Him to restore you to Fellowship with Him.
And the rest of us, let us Stretch our hands towards them and intercede for them – Pray that the One who saved your Soul will save their own Souls also; Pray that the Great Restorer will restore them into Fellowship with Him.
Thank You Lord!
In Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen!
PRAYER FOR SALVATION AND CLOSING PRAYER
And so my Father and my God, I want to say Thank You – Thank You for Your Words and Thank You for this “Very Precious” People who has stepped forward either to Surrender their lives to You or to be Reconciled to You.
Please receive them, Forgive them; let Your Blood wash away their sins.
Save their Souls Oh Lord, and write their names in the Book of Life.
And Please Lord God Almighty, from now on, keep them close to Yourself and don’t let them ever backslide.
And anytime they Call on You for anything, Please answer them by Fire.
And Lord God Almighty, I’m Praying for everyone here today, Inclusive those reading now on the Label of DMC; all the Blessings of the Second Day, Please make available to us.
I Pray Lord God Almighty, that their own Testimonies will be Greater than those who came for the Light Up New York Crusade 2023.
Thank You Father.
And whatever is it You will lay in their Hearts to do for You; the Grace to do it, Father give it to them.
In Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen!
Praise the Lord – Hallelujah!
SPECIAL PRAYER POINT
It is up to you now to talk to the Almighty God:
If God was to ask you like He asked the Great Shunammite Woman – What is it exactly that you need to make your Joy to be Full?
Go ahead and talk to him about it.
Today, God is here and He will grant your Request!
Thank You Father!!!
Thank you so much for staying all through to read.