Keeping up with my goal this year to cram knowledge (spiritual/intellectual) into my times on my computer as much as I can, I’ve rediscovered YouTube. It’s become like a church to me now, and I can attend services from Lagos to Dallas, to Hong Kong!
A few days ago, I felt like I needed to listen to Rev. E.A Adeboye (or Daddy G.O like a lot of people call him), and so, off to YouTube I went. The text below is my note from a sermon he preached titled, ‘overcoming mountains’. It blessed me, and I thought I would share!
Bibles, pens and notepads out, and may God bless His word in our hearts! Amen.
He started by saying, “A mountain is a hindrance to my progress, an obstruction, anything standing between me and actualization of my destiny”.
Big and negative-looking as they may be, mountains can be positive/used by God for many other reasons.
1. To advertise/showcase His children. Remember David and Goliath?
2. To wake us up from our slumber and draw us closer. Acts 12.1
3. To develop our spiritual muscles. Joseph morphed from dreamer to interpreter of dreamers in prison.
4. To expose our inner potential. Phillip discovered he was an evangelist after Stephen was killed and he fled to Samaria.
5. To lay the foundation for great testimonies. Think Lazarus, the Shunammite woman, the widow of Nain, list is endless.
*A mountain gives the assurance that there is something great/precious on the other side, and we will never know the extent of the deposits God has put inside us till problems/challenges come.
The size of the mountain facing us is directly proportional to our destinies. Numbers 19: 26 – 33. Heavy weight champions for God face heavy weight mountains, while baby Christians face little challenges, to ‘exercise their faith’.
Seven ways we can deal with mountains (you decide which one you want to use)
1. Turn back. Numbers 14: 1-4, Hebrews 10:38
2. Wasted effort, but walk around the mountain. Exodus 14:15
3. Climb it. This is energy-intensive but better than 1 and 2. Numbers 13:30. 1 Samuel 17: 51
4. Bore a hole/dig a tunnel through it. Note than the mountain still exists but somehow you can make it through. Exodus 14: 21-28
5. Blast it out-of-the-way. God reduced the wall of Jericho to rubble. Joshua 6:20
6. Mark 11:22-23. Relocate it somewhere else. All I need for this is my faith in God, and my declarations.
7. Fly over it! Whoop! “Those that wait upon the Lord shall mount up with wings as eagles…”
Note, my darlings that if you are not born again, nothing for you. Without a relationship with Jesus, if you try to move any mountain, they will laugh in your face because they don’t know you. Remember the sons of Sceva in Acts 19:11-17?
Note also that some mountains exist because we have put them there. We can by our own hands, place obstacles in our paths by the things we do.
Then Daddy Adeboye asked everyone to pray but for some reason, whoever was filming stopped then. SMH. So, I searched for a prayer service and joined in! Some of these prophecies stood out for me and I just thought I’d share them with you…
No matter the darkness around you this year, your light will shine bright
The Lord will speak peace to every storm in your life
The reasons for your stagnation will be revealed, addressed, and eliminated
This is our year of completeness (in many sense of the word)
Did you say amen? I did!
Enjoy the rest of your week!