THE OVERFLOW- DAY 5

THE OVERFLOW by Pastor
E.A. Adeboye (Message at
the RCCG Holy Ghost
Congress 2013 (Day 5)
Key Text: Psalm 23:5
“Thou preparest a table before
me in the presence of mine
enemies: thou anointest my head
with oil; my cup runneth over.”
That passage didn’t say ‘our cup’,
it says ‘ my cup’ . Now personalise
the verse by saying “I shall enter
into overflow tonight because my
cup shall run over”.
When considering the theme
‘overflow’ the first thing we should
note is that our God is not a small
God. How big is our God? Isaiah
66:1 says He sits in the heavens
and his legs touches the earth.
Those legs must be pretty big! Our
God is so big and because He is
big, He doesn’t do small things. In
Genesis 1:20-22, God commanded
the waters to bring forth
abundantly and the moment He
said that, the ocean was filled with
all manners of fish and creatures.
All God needs to say is ‘let there
be’ and things get created.
When He created man, He said be
fruitful and multiply. Beginning
from now, you’ll begin to multiply
rapidly in Jesus name.Amen.
Because our God is a big God that
does big things, His purpose for
your life is not small at all. His
purpose for your life is not for you
to remain small…You may start
small but in the name that is above
every other name, you’ll not finish
small. Amen!
Beginning from now your joy shall
multiply! Your blessings shall
multiply! Your miracle shall
multiply and you will begin to
overflow in Jesus name. Amen!
There are many people who are
alive but barely surviving. In Luke
13:11-17 the bible tells the story of
the woman who had a spirit of
infirmity eighteen years and as a
result was bowed together and
couldn’t stand straight. The woman
didn’t die, yet she was barely
surviving. In 2kings 5, the bible
also gives the account of a great
captain called Namaan but despite
his riches, his joy wasn’t full
because of his leprosy. Many
people are alive but barely
surviving… Whatever is limiting
your joy will disappear tonight in
Jesus name. Amen.
God wants you to overflow. He
doesn’t just want you to be
healthy, he wants you to be healing
people. He doesn’t just want you to
be free but He wants you to be
setting the captives free. He
doesn’t just want you to be rich, he
wants you to be lending to nations.
He doesn’t just want you to be
happy, he wants you to bring joy
to your nation…He wants you to
overflow!
However you have a choice. Of all
the creatures God created, only
man has a choice and the ability to
choose. You have a choice on how
great you want to be. If you want
to overflow there is a price to pay
because entering into the overflow
is not cheap.
ENTERING INTO THE OVERFLOW
WILL COST YOU THE
FOLLOWING
1) Total obedience to God . Read
Deuteronomy 28:1-13. However
verse 1 and 2 says “ if thou shalt
hearken diligently unto the voice of
the LORD thy God, to observe and
to do all his commandments which
I command thee this day, that the
LORD thy God will set thee on high
above all nations of the earth.And
all these blessings shall come on
thee, and overtake thee, if thou
shalt hearken unto the voice of the
LORD thy God.
2) Hardwork. Proverbs 22:29 says
“Seest thou a man diligent in his
business? he shall stand before
kings; he shall not stand before
mean men.”. When God enlarges
your coast, it will lead you to
hardwork. Overflow is not for the
lazy and slothful , it is for
hardworkers!
3) Self-discipline. 1Cor 9:25 says
“And every man that striveth for
the mastery is temperate in all
things. Now they do it to obtain a
corruptible crown; but we an
incorruptible.”. Careless people,
those who cannot control
themselves cannot cope with an
overflow. You must learn to control
yourself and be moderate in all
things if you want the overflow.
4) Consistent and generous
sowing. 1Cor 9:6 says “ But this I
say, He which soweth sparingly
shall reap also sparingly; and he
which soweth bountifully shall reap
also bountifully”.
5) Lots of prayers (particularly in
the spirit). In 1Cor 14:18, Paul
testified to how he prayed a lot in
tongues and in Acts 19, there were
testimonies of how Paul overflowed
in anointing because his sweat and
handkerchiefs from his body was
doing miracles.
HOW DO WE BEGIN TO
OVERFLOW?
1) Stop looking at yourself alone,
begin to look for how you can
become a blessing to others. Stop
praying for yourself alone, include
others in your prayers. Move away
from prayers like “God heal me” to
“God use me to heal people”. Move
from prayers like “God bless me”
to “God make me a blessing to
others”. In 2Chron 1:6-12, when
God asked Solomon what he
wanted after he had offered the
sacrifices, Solomon asked for
wisdom to lead God’s people. He
wanted wisdom so he could be a
blessing to others and God
honoured the request and even
gave him more than he asked for.
2) Get thirsty for God . Matthew
5:6 says “ Blessed are they which
do hunger and thirst after
righteousness: for they shall be
filled.”. 2kings 2:9-15 When Elijah
asked Elisha to make a request, He
asked for a double portion
anointing. When you understand
what a single portion anointing can
do, you’ll realise that Elisha was
hungry for the anointing. He got
his request and was soaked in so
much anointing to the point that
even after he died, his grave
brought the dead back to life.
3) Accept His invitation. In John
7:37-38 Jesus stood and cried,
saying “If any man thirst, let him
come unto me, and drink.He that
believeth on me, as the scripture
hath said, out of his belly shall
flow rivers of living water”. The
invitation has been made a long
time ago, all God is waiting for is
for us to come to Him saying “Lord
I want to overflow”. God is not just
about to make the overflowing
blessings, He has already set the
table before you and all you need
do is ask for it.
However it is important to note
that the Almighty God will not give
His overflowing blessings to
someone who isn’t one of His own.
You cannot continue living in sin
and expect grace to abound. Accept
Jesus Christ into your life today,
confess and forsake your sins so
you can also be a part of the
overflowing blessings.

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