Special Divine Encounter.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye.
Father, in the mighty Jesus let me have an encounter with you today.
Judges 6:11-16 KJV
And there came an angel of the Lord , and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash the Abi-ezrite: and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites.  And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him, and said unto him, The Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.  And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the Lord be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt? but now the Lord hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.  And the Lord looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?  And he said unto him, Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.  And the Lord said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.
The children of Israel offended God and to punish them He handede them over to the medianites. The medianites frustrated all the efforts of the Israelites. So, Gideon went to while preparing for the coming of the medianites had an encounter with God.
The story will lead us to five simple points and five prayers. So that you can tell God to please locate you. It does not matter wherever you are God will locate you.
Ex. 3: 1-5. God located Moses
1Sam. 16:11-13 God located David. David was always left behind. Whenever good things are coming David was always left out. But God located him one day.
Luke 4:25-26. God located the widow if zaraphite.
Father, let your miracle locate me today.
2) God did not only located Gideon, He visited him. Is. 66:1 for god to visit someone He has to stand up on His throne.
Psm58:1 let God arise and His enemy be scattered. God arise and He will begin to walk towards the location and he earth begin to tremble, thereafter there will be an earthquake Acts 16:25 and all the prisons doors will open. When God visits you suddenly your shinning will begin Is.60:1.
Father, in the Mighty name of Jesus don’t just locate me visit me tonight so that my shining can begin.
3) God spoke a word into the life of Gideon He called him mighty man of valour. When God says let there be light there will be light. Whatever God says He will do. 2Kings 4:8-17. Romans 4:17, Psm 33:8-9.
Father, speak a word into my life, whatever you say I will become.
4) Jud. 6:25-27. God told Gideon that there is an idol in your father house that shall be destroyed tonight. Gideon destroyed the idol. 1Kings 17:8-15. 2Kings 4:1-10, Elisha destroy destitution. When light arrives darkness disappears. When you have an encounter you become the destroyer of darrkeness.
Father, don’t just bless me, make a blessing.
5) One day Gideon was hiding but by the following morning he was not hiding any more. When God locate you and destroy the destroyer in your life, He brought you our of hiding. Elijah was hiding before and later came out. 1Sam. 16. David was hiding about but in 1Sam17, God brought him out of hiding.
Father, in the mighty name of Jesus whatever is covering my glory destroy it tonight.
The one who visited Gideon is here tonight and is given an invitation to those who do not know him to come unto Him.
SPECIAL DIVINE ENCOUNTER
Pastor E.A Adeboye
Text: Daniel 3:13-18; 28-30
Prayer: Father, in the mighty name of Jesus, do something new in my life today
When the three Hebrew boys said the God they serve is able to deliver them and he’s able to deliver them, they were speaking by faith. What they want God to do had never been done before, but they know and believed that the just shall live by faith Isa.43:2
Point one: Everything you do as a Christian is done by faith. When a farmer plants, he plants by faith with the hope that one day there will be fruit for the plant. Galatians 6:7 When we tithe we do it by faith. Mal. 3:10.
Prayer: Father, in the mighty name of Jesus, I am believing you for breakthrough; please honor my faith.
Point two: Nebuchadnezzar said to the three Hebrew boys ‘Who is that God” later he said indeed there is no God like the God of the Hebrew boys. Psalm 115:1-3; 1Sam. 1:1-6; 2:21; 2Kings 4:1-7.
Prayer: Father, in the presence of those who said I can’t become anything, let me excel.
Point three: They threw the three Hebrew boys into a fiery furnace that was burning seven times hotter than normal, but God put them out. Fire is a killer, a destroyer, but our God is much more powerful than any fire Matt. 8:1-3; John 10:10; 1Kings 17:8-16.
Prayer: Father, in the mighty name of Jesus, please pull me out of every form of fire.
Point four: The three Hebrew boys had a challenge of them being slaves who are asked to deny their God. God turned their challenge to testimony. Mark 5:25-34 the woman with the issue of blood had a challenge that she had suffered so much in the hands of the physicians; she had spent all she had and even when Jesus was passing by, she wasn’t allowed to mingle with the crowd, but she was able to overcome all the challenges and before the day was out, she was already testifying. John 9:1-7; Luke 5:1-7
Prayer: Father in the mighty name of Jesus, turn all my challenges to testimonies.
Point five: When the three Hebrew boys came out of the fire, they were promoted. Psalm 75:6-7; 1Sam. 2:7-8 Never write yourself off even if people have written you off remember God hasn’t written you off.
Prayer: Father, in the mighty name of Jesus, please promote me.
The only one who can prove that indeed can make all things possible if God and he’s alive, but if you are not on his side, you can’t be promoted. Therefore, it’s best to give your life to him to get all good things of life.
*DAY 3:* 3 DAYS SPECIAL DIVINE ENCOUNTER SERVICE 2019
Speaker: *Pastor E.A Adeboye*
February 13TH, 2019
Topic: *DIVINE ENCOUNTER*
Text: Daniel 6:1-5
*Glimpse from the Bible Text*
Daniel 6:3-5 (KJV) Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.
Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.
When people discovered that Daniel was preferred above all others…They try to find a cause to make sure that he was derailed and separated from His God but God delivered him out of all their plot.
The above text will be analyzed based on 5 points….
1. The people saw an Excellent Spirit in Daniel.
We are all familiar with most of the superb performance among humans and they include:
*✔ The Good*
*✔The Better and*;
But there is still a performance that is still better than the Best and its called an Excellent performance.
So we have;
*✔The Best and;*
*✔ The excellence*
✔Gen 41:38-44….what brought Joseph to the top was because he has an Excellent Spirit bestowed on him.
✔Act 5:14-16…..God perform miracles and wonders from the hands of the Apostles but most noticeable was that peter performs more EXCELLENTLY out of them all because he has an excellent spirit bestowed on him
✔2chro 1:6-12…..Solomon did EXCELLENTLY by giving what no man has never given and he got an EXCELLENT result that no man has never gotten.
To the extent that God gave him a blank cheque to ask for anything and all what he asked for was given.
*WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE EXCELLENT?*
✔To be excellent means to earn a great favour from God Almighty.
✔Some are born Great and Excellent while some earn EXCELLENCE.
PRAYER POINT ONE
*Father from this moment onward…please be partial unto me ….so that I can excel in everything I do*
2. After they threw Daniel into the Den of Lion…The king interceded for Daniel throughout the night because He could not sleep
*Brethren …..You need someone of Higher Authority to Pray for You in All Situation*
✔Esther 4:13-16…..Esther tells Mordecai to gather people together to pray for her for favour and she got the favour.
✔Act 12:5-11….Peter was kept in prison to be killed the following morning…the church gather and prayed for him and he was miraculously set free.
✔Lk 22:31-32…. Jesus said to Simon…Simon, Satan wants to have you but I have prayed for you.
✔Even Jesus wanted prayer for himself…he calls unto his friend…Peter, James and John before the cross assignment to pray for Him….but they slept off.
PRAYER POINT TWO
*Father Please Pray for Me*
3. Early in the morning….the king woke up and went to the Den of Lion and cried out to Daniel to see whether God was able to deliver Daniel….and Daniel answered that His God is more than sufficient to deliver him.
✔Gen 17:1…..The Bible say our God is Jehovah Elshaddai, the God who is more than sufficient.
✔2chro 20:1-25… 3 mighty king came against Jehoshaphat to destroy him and God told him that he is more than sufficient to deal with the enemies and He dealt with them severely.
PRAYER POINT THREE
*Father…from tonight in my life; Please show your sufficiency in all my Circumstances and situations*
4. When Daniel was brought out of Lion’s Den, the King decided to find out whether the Lions were dead or not…..He ordered that the enemies of Daniel be thrown into the Lion’s Den and before they landed; they ended up in the bellies of the Lions.
Its should be our constant prayer as christian that our enemies should not die but rather be neutralise so that they can see us when we are enjoying.
✔The psalmist says….Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemy
✔Ex 14:21-28…..The Red Sea only shifted base in the middle for a while to allow Israelite to pass but did not disappear immediately but also accommodate the enemy before disgracing, disarm and finally destroys them.
✔Act 12:5-11….They wanted to kill Peter and there was God’s intervention through His Angel and the Angel led peter out and the door open for peter to pass and then shut again; yet the prison remain.
*We need to pray that all our enemy will be neutralise so that We can continue to enjoy even in their presence*
1kg17:8-16…..When Elijah came to the house of the widow of zarephat…the famine ended permanently in the house of the widow but the famine continue inside the town.
PRAYER POINT FOUR
*Father… Every obstacle to my success, Please neutralise them Lord*
5. After all those who conspire against Daniel had been eaten up by the Lion…the king still went ahead to promote Daniel and the promotion was permanent because there were no more trouble maker.
*It is Possible to Live Above Poverty Forever*
✔Deut 28:1-13…..God can prosper you so mightily that you can be lending to nations.
✔He also promise that you will be the head and not the tail.
✔Gen 15:51….when Joseph’s father died…his brothers still came down to Egypt to bow down to him calling themselves his servant.
*You will know that your promotion is permanent when all your enemies are at your footstool*
*The enemies of Daniel finally concluded later that He can not be separated from His God because One with God is a Majority*
PRAYER POINT FIVE
*Father…..Let my Promotion be permanent in the name of Jesus*