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SPECIAL RCCG ONLINE SUNDAY SERVICE
TOPIC: FOR WHOM THE HEAVENS OPEN – PART 24 (CASE STUDY OF JOSHUA (PART 11) – THE THEOLOGY OF NUMBERS)
MINISTERING: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
DATE: 20TH AUGUST 2023
BIBLE TEXT: JOSHUA 6: 3-5
Let Us Pray!
You are Worthy to be Praised
You are Worthy to be Praised
You are Worthy to be Praised
Thank You Father. Thank You Almighty God because You are Worthy to be Praised.
Thank You for giving us yet another Day, Thank You for Your Mercy that has been renewed for us again today.
Please accept our Thanks in Jesus Name.
As we go into Your Words, my Father and my God; we Pray that the Power in Your Word will wash us Clean, that Your Word will feed us, that Your Word will clothe us, that Your Word will Prosper us.
So that at the end of it all, Your Name will be Glorified again.
In Jesus Mighty Name we we have Prayed – Amen!
Praise the Lord – Hallelujah!
Let’s greet one (1) or two (2) People and tell them that the Lord will feed you today – Amen!
And then, you may Please be seated.
Well, we are continuing with our Series as we move on to Part 24 of the Series: “For Whom The Heavens Open” using Joshua as our Case Study!
Our our Bible Text is: Joshua 6:3-5:
3. And ye shall compass the City, all ye men of war, and go round about the City once. Thus shalt thou do six days.
4. And seven Priests shall bear before the ark seven Trumpets of rams’ horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the City seven times, and the Priests shall blow with the Trumpets.
5. And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when ye hear the sound of the Trumpet, all the People shall shout with a Great shout; and the wall of the City shall fall down flat, and the People shall ascend up every man straight before him.
When we are looking at this Passage in Part 23 of the Series, we Pointed out to us what will appeared to be “Routines in Life” – Things we do from Day to Day.
That the 7th Day is going to be the Day the Wall will fall. But before the 7th Day, we had to go through Days 1 to 6.
Every Number has its Significance!
And so, I’m going to give you a brief run down of “The Theology of Numbers”.
It will be brief as we will be heading straight to No 7. But to get there, we need to go through Numbers 1 to 6.
After Number 7 of course, there are several other numbers that are of Great Significance – 8, 12, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 and so on and so forth. Each one is very, very Significant.
So, Please be Patient with me as I go through Numbers 1 to 6 because I know that you are interested in Number 7.
1. Let’s take: NUMBER ONE (1):
I. That is the Number of “God The Father“.
Deuteronomy 6:4 says: Hear ye Israel, the Lord thy God is one.
II. Number 1 is the Number of Wholeness.
In Deuteronomy 32:39; the Almighty God said that there is no God with me. I’m Only the One God.
… I’m Whole and I’m not made up of many gods – So, I’m just one.
III. In Isaiah 46:9; we discovered that the Number 1 is the Number of Uniqueness.
When you are saying that something is Unique, we are saying that there is only one like that.
And God said in Isaiah 46:9 that: I am God, there is no other one like me.
IV. In Genesis 17:1; we find out that the Number 1 is the Number of Self Sufficency.
Genesis 17:1 – I am Jehovah El-Shaddai, the God who is More Than Enough.
… The God who doesn’t need anything to make Him Complete.
2. NUMBER TWO (2):
I. The Number 2 is the Number of “God The Son” – The Number of the Lord Jesus Christ.
II. It will interest you to know that the Number 2 is the “Number of Intimacy”.
You know, when you are talking of husband and wife; when a man get married and People spend a lot of time at the Reception et cetera et cetera.
And then they got home and then the Best Man or Best Lady don’t want to leave.
If only they can see what the couple are saying: Get away from here, we are at that Stage where three (3) will be a crowd.
That is why the Bible says that the two shall be one.
In John 10:30; Jesus Christ said that my Father and I are one.
… There are two of us but we are Intimately Connected.
III. But the Number 2 is also the Number of Cooperation.
In John 5:19; Jesus Christ said that whatever my Father do, that is what I do.
When you are so alike in everything, you do everything in Common!
3. NUMBER THREE (3):
I. Number 3 is the Number of Trinity – “God The Father”; “God The Son” and “God The Holy Spirit”. Three (3 ) in One (1).
As we see it demonstrated in Matthew 3: 16-17 – “God The Son” was being Baptised and as He was coming out of the water, “God The Holy Spirit” descended like a Dove and alighted on Him and “God The Father” spoke from Heaven to let everybody knows that this Baptism, there are three (3) of us in it together.
The Son is coming out of the water, the Holy Spirit is descending and God spoke – This is my Beloveth Son in whom I am well Pleased.
II. Three (3) is also the Number of Tremendous Strength.
The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12 – It says that two are better than one, but threefold cord is not easily broken.
When you find three (3) People who will be absolutely connected that they will become like one, it is difficult to defeat them.
III. The Elders in Africa said a three port Stand is the one that is used to carry your Cooking Pot.
And your Cooking Pot is safe Provided that it is sitting on three ports or legs,
Three (3) is the Number of Stability or Security or Unbreakable Friendship.
4. NUMBER FOUR (4)
Four is actually the Number of Pillars – The Pillars Particularly at the four corners of a house carrying the house.
I. Four is the Number of Support.
II. Four is the Number of Burden Bearer.
III. Four is the Number of the four corners of the world – East, West, South and North.
Revelation 7:1 talks about the winds that come from the four corners of the world.
5. NUMBER FIVE (5)
I. I like Number 5 because it is the Number of Grace and the Number of Favour.
Genesis 39: 1-6; the Bible tells us that Joseph find Favour with his Master.
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The Slave found Favour and he became the Owner/Controller of the family Business.
When they threw Joseph into the Prison in Genesis 39: 20-23; again he found Favour.
Ecclesiastes 2: 4-9 says that it is by Grace that you are saved. It is not of ourselves or works; and so you can’t boast.
That tells us that Grace gives you something that you didn’t even deserve.
In 1 Corinthians 15: 9-10; Paul said that I am what I am by the Grace of God.
II. Number 5 is the Number that enables you to achieve without sweat what will normally take you several years of efforts.
For Example, in Genesis 29: 15-30; Jacob laboured for fourteen (14) years before he could marry the woman she loved.
But when you looked at Genesis 24: 1-end – Oh, Isaac just went for an Evening Stroll and came home with a wife.
The father had Planned it all – He sent his Servant to go and get a wife for his son. The Servant had done all the Donkey works and was just bringing the wife home.
And God said to Isaac – You better go for a Stroll.
And then saw the woman – He returned from a Stroll with a wife because of Number 5.
I Pray for everyone of you listening to me today or reading now on the Label of DMC – May you find Favour with God and find Favour with Man (Amen).
6. NUMBER SIX (6)
I. Number 6 is the Number of Man – Probably because Man was created on the 6th Day.
Genesis 1: 26-31 – It was on the 6th Day that Man was created.
II. And Revelation 13: 17-18, tells us that the Number of the Antichrist is going to be 666.
It says: Pay attention to the Number of the Antichrist as it is the Number of Man.
But in his own case, he made it 666 – He is trying to make Trinity of Man.
He is trying to copy God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit – So he said: Man, Man, Man.
That is what gave a bad reputation to the Number 6 – When 6 stands alone, it is the Number of Man.
7. NUMBER SEVEN (7)
When you read the Bible Passage used as our Bible Text; you will see here – On the 7th Day, you will go round seven (7) times, seven (7) Priests carrying seven (7) Trumpets.
I. Number 7 is the Number of Perfection.
II. Number 7 is the Number of Blessedness
In Genesis 2: 1-3; the Bible says that God rested on the 7th Day and blessed the Day.
In Revelation 1:4; the Bible tells us that there were originally seven (7) Churches; the Bible tells us about seven (7) Spirits of God.
In Revelation 3:1; the Bible talks about seven (7) Stars in the Hand of God.
In Revelation 4:5; the Bible talks about the seven (7) Lamps of God.
The Mysteries of all Mysteries; in Revelation 5:6; the Bible says that the Resurrected Christ as seen in the Book of Revelation has seven (7) horns and seven (7) eyes.
The Bible talks about seven (7) Candlesticks etc.
These are Mysteries that we can’t discuss on a Sunday Service because there are lots of Baby Christians listening to us.
III. But what is Significant to you about Number 7 is that: It is the Number of Breakthrough.
2 Kings 5: 1-14; when Naaman came to the Man of God and the Man of God told him – Go and dip yourself in River Jordan seven (7) times.
He went in the first time, he came out a Leper; Second time, a Leper; third time, Leper.
If after this, he said that this thing not working and left; he would have died a Leper.
Even the 6th time, he came out a Leper.
But when he went in the 7th time, the Breakthrough came.
I Pray for Someone today or as you read now on the Label of DMC – Your Breakthrough will come today (Amen).
In 1 Kings 18: 41-45; Elijah was Praying on Mount Carmel.
He Prayed the first time, sent his Servant to go and look whether there is any Cloud or Sign of Rain saying that I heard the Sound of Abundance of Rain – Go and Check.
The boy went the first time and says: Sir, no Rain, no Cloud.
So, he Prayed the Second time and ask him to go and check but he went and said no Cloud, no Rain.
You know the Story – The seventh time, Breakthrough came. The boy said that I saw a Cloud but it is only as the Size of a Man’s fist.
I don’t know who I am talking to today or reading now on the Label of DMC – You have been Praying, crying to God but Nothing seems to be happening. It is a Routune that God has been waiting for so that finally, your 7th time will come!
May today be that Day – Amen!
In Leviticus 25: 8-10; when He was talking about when the Jubilee will come, He said that there will be seven (7) years multiplied by seven (7); then the Trumpet will Sound and then Jubilee will come. And then everybody will return to his own Possession.
Now, what has that gotten to do with you?
You know some People for one reason or the other before, Call Sunday the first Day of the week.
Well, that is the Day the Lord rose from the Dead.
But we all know that as in doing Business, it is Monday that we call Day 1, Tuesday Day 2, Wednesday Day 3, Thursday Day 4, Friday Day 5, Saturday Day 6 and the real 7th Day is Sunday.
The 7th Day – The Day that God rested, the Day that God blessed is here today!
You are gathered today, listening to the One who said: I am the All Sufficient One, to the One who can give a Breakthrough to everybody.
And today, if you will cry to Him, He can make your 7th Day the Day you will cry to Him and the Wall of Jericho in your Life will fall.
But before I released you to Pray, I want to be fair to all those who are yet to know this God – The Omnipotent God, the All Sufficient God; that if fully you can surrender your Life fully to Him today.
You know that the Greatest Breakthrough a Man can have is Salvation – It is a Breakthrough to God and to be called a Member of the Family of God.
And you can become one today by Surrendering your Life to Jesus Christ.
So, if you will bow your Head – And say: I didn’t know that Salvation will bring me in Contact with the God of Breakthrough and I know I want to Surrender to Him.
Ask Him to save your Soul and become your Lord and Saviour.
Ask Him to take over your Life.
And I will Pray with you now and your Breakthrough will begin.
PRAYER FOR SALVATION AND CLOSING PRAYER
Thank You my Father and my God.
I want to Thank You for Your Words again, I want to Thank You for Your Faithfulness, I want to Thank You for all those who has heard these Words and the Word has Penetrated through to their Spirit.
As they have come to You today; Please receive them, save their Souls, let Your Blood wash away their sins and receive them into the Family of God.
Let their Breakthroughs begins now and don’t let them ever go back from you.
Lord, I’m committing all Your Children into Your Hands, on this real 7th Day – The Blessed Day of Rest of the Almighty God; Your Children will cry unto You today, Please give each and everyone of them a Mighty Breakthrough.
In Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen!
Praise the Lord – Hallelujah!
I rejoice with those of you who has given your Life to Jesus Christ because your own Breakthrough has started.
I will continue to Pray with you and so quickly contact me – Give me your name, your Address and Prayers Requests and I will be Praying for you.
And Please contact the Pastor In Charge of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) near you – Tell him that I sent you as you have just given your Life to Jesus Christ. And he will tell you what to do next.
God Bless You – Amen!!!
Thank you so much for staying all through to read.