UNUSUAL ENCOUNTER, 2021
DAY 2 (Morning Session)
Theme: Signs and Wonders
Sermon Topic: God will give you a Sign
Ministering: Bishop Michael Oyeniran
Text: Isaiah 7:14
“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel”
God will give you a sign. The Lord himself will give you a sign, “…a virgin shall conceive (without knowing a man) and his name shall be called Immanuel”, 700 years after, the prophecy was fulfilled. Every prophecy over you in this meeting shall find fulfilment in Jesus Name. Amen.
God is not a man that He should lie. Whatsoever word He gives you, He is able to do it. Before God said it, He has done it – the Bible talks of the Lamb that was slain before the foundation of the world. Before your problem emerged, solution has been put on ground, I am sure! It doesn’t matter what you are passing through, God knows that you will be the one to laugh last. God is on your side!
A woman did surgery and the womb had to be carried out if her life will be preserved. She gave up on having a child in life and many years after, there was no issue. Of course! They have adopted several children, but then God came in an unusual way, in a way you can’t explain. The woman felt sick thinking it was the normal malaria, she was around 65 years this time around, but lo and behold, she was pregnant. By the time they discovered it was pregnancy, the husband said, “We thought it was over,” but God has not forgotten us.” By the time she was to be delivered, they told the doctor to just carry out the baby and the womb. However, by the time the doctor took out the twins, there was no womb to carry out.
Listen to me! The God you serve does not work according to the order of men. When Jesus came, they told him not to worry because he is dead, buried, but he told them to roll away the stone. Who can conclude a matter when God has not concluded it? It doesn’t matter the opinion of man. Who is he that saith a thing when God is yet to speak? Only God has the final say. Before this 2021 is over, what God has spoken concerning your life and family; that prophecy will still come to pass. Amen.
The Lord himself shall give you a sign! In some hours to this time, darkness will be out of the way, light will come – that is the order. The Bible says, “As earth remaineth, seedtime harvest, day, night will not cease.” We are used to signs, but some times come in our life when we don’t see our signs again and we begin to give up, just like Mummy Sarah. She was no longer seeing her signs of giving birth, but God came and said to Abraham that his wife, Sarah will carry a baby.
Sarah laughed, “…maybe God doesn’t know that I don’t see my signs again.” God asked her why she was laughing but she denied it. Some of you here have begun to conclude in your hearts because you can’t see your signs and thinking if that is how you will die. I speak to you, “this earth will vomit your blessing!” The Lord himself shall give you a sign.
You are not seeing positive signs again, you are beginning to see negative signs. God asks me to tell somebody that He is the one who changes negative signs to positive signs. Some of you are experiencing some negative things in your life; your health is beginning to fail and doctors are telling you all manners of things. They put you on medication and you think, “Will I ever live long?” God asked me to announce to you that He will take away that negative sign.
Some of you are beginning to see some terrible things in your dreams and you are beginning to ask if this is how you will end. I have a word for you from the Word of God: in Gen. 4, there is a man called Cain who killed his brother, “And the Lord said unto Cain, where is Abel thy brother, and he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? And he said, What has thou done? The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.
And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive they brother’s blood from thy hand; When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth” (vs 9 – 12). In verse 13, “And Cain said unto the Lord, my punishment is greater than I can bear…” Cain here is telling God that his punishment is too much, “…behold thou hast driven me out this day before the face of the earth…” (v. 14). In verse 15: “And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.” God set a mark on a murderer so that no man should kill him. What a merciful God!
As long as you can cope with your problem, your problem will remain. If Cain, the vagabond can protest the punishment is too much and God reviewed his matter, you blood-bought believer need to put your case before God and tell him that you are tired of the valley, tired of this problem, Lord you are to do something. In verse 17, the Bible said “Cain knew his wife: and she conceived…” This man called Cain also builded a City, because he protested. I like you to put your matter before God, “Lord, I can’t continue to carry this load. Take away this negative sign, turn around my situation.” I am sure God will step in and you will testify; your enemy will weep! Amen.
God can change a negative sign to positive sign and one of those negative signs is evil pattern. There are some people here, the way it happened to your parents, it is happening to you. The way it happened to you is also beginning to happen to your children. The problem that moved from generation to generation, God said he will change that sign. Rise to your feet, say, “Father, change this negative sign to positive sign; take away this evil pattern over my life and destiny. Change my story.” We are here to meet God early so that He will settle our matter in an unusual way.
Hear me, God is here! I know a man who never had a car, but the time God will answer him, someone bought him 6 cars. He doesn’t even have enough garage for them. What do you also think of the Lord? Do you think He can’t do it? Some of you have heard other people’s testimonies and it is like they are making it up, God asks me to tell somebody here, that before 2021 is over, you will receive financial blessings, and it will be in millions.
Everybody lift up your right hand and say, “Father, hand me over to someone that will take care of me.” Pray! In Isaiah 45:1, “Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden…” Raise your right hand up, “God will hold your right hand!” Amen. “…to subdue nation before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;” When you want to bring some certain things into your house, there are some things you bring out without opening the two leaved gates, but when you bring in some heavy stuffs, you open the two. For somebody here, not one door is going to be open for you, the two leaved gates will be open.
Pray, “Father, open the two leaved gates before me in Jesus Name, so that something big will come in.” In verse 2, when the gates are open, God says, “I will go before you”. Pray, “Father, go before me!” Listen, Church! If you are the one going before God, you will experience several limitations, but if it is God that is going before you, He will take care of them for you.
One man was at the embassy, and this consular denies everyone before him visa. This brother thought he will be denied again, he then asked God to go before him. When it was about to be his turn, somebody came to the consular and called him out. Another consular took over and this brother’s visa was granted. Immediately he was granted visa, the former consular returned.
What strength do you have before the enemy? God went before David to Goliath; David threw the small stone and God turned it into a bullet, the stone sank into the head of Goliath; the Good News Bible says, it breaks his skull and the giant fell like a paper, because God went before David. I pray for you, that interview you want to go for, that project you want to embark upon, that journey you want to make, God of the Universe will go before you. Amen.
The Bible says, I will go before thee and make the crooked places straight, break in pieces the gates of brass and cut in sunder the bars of iron. The reason why a lot of people are limited in life is that what is before them are invisible gates of iron; they can’t see them, but they are there. Pray! “My father, take away barriers before me.”
Now, verse 3 of Isaiah 45: “and I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places….” If you have ever entered the strong room of a bank – I have not been there but my wife has been there – it is not where you can go and return from there quickly. I heard a joke sometimes that when a robber enters the strong room and saw a lot of money, he fell, because he has never seen such amount before.
Why do they put money in such a secure environment? What you are looking for is very secured where it is, let God go before you. This evening, we will be talking about wonders without numbers. God has organized this meeting so that your destiny can be reorganized. Don’t miss this meeting; God sets it up so that you can be set up in life. This meeting has something to do with your destiny. It is going to be great tonight.
Pray, “No matter how far what I am looking for is, please, bring it close!” Something happened sometimes ago, some robbers went to rob and took money from people, the police were pursuing them but when they discovered the police will catch them, they threw the money in the bush. A mad man took it and walked away, he then threw it inside a compound around 4am, the owner of the house heard the sound, but was afraid to go out.
When he finally went out, he saw the money scattered on the ground. Some of you struggle too much, but what God will do will not be by your own strength. What God wants to give you will not come by your strength. Make efforts, but what God wants to do is beyond your certificate. I know this God, he can make a billionaire out of an illiterate. Lift up your two hands, say, “My father, let my story change.”
I want to pray for you, there is one sign you are seeing that you don’t like. He has given me a commandment to cancel every negative sign. You are seeing something in the life of your children that you don’t like and it bothers you. The more you pray, the more the problem grows, but God is saying He will cut it from the root. There is somebody here, you have been married to your husband for a long time, but he is beginning to beat you now unlike before and your love for him is reducing and you feel like packing out – you don’t like that sign, but it is there.
There is somebody here, someone that used to love you like the eye is beginning to dislike you; he does not even want to hear anything you say before him. The Lord says the enemy has done it but he will change the order. There is somebody here, you cannot explain it, it is before you, you have conquered it before, but it is beginning to conquer you – that monster is lust – the way you lust after women is unusual.
All these cases that I have mentioned and the one I have not mentioned – negative signs, God wants to override them. Wherever you are, you have a negative sign you want to change, raise up your hand and come before the altar. God told me that some people hide behind their position in church and their problem grows and choke them up. If you won’t allow your position in church hinders you, come out now, I will pray for you.
Help is here this morning! Lay your two hands on your head, release yourself, the power of God will touch you where you are. Lord, I pray, “Every negative signs that these people don’t like, every deposit of Satan; I speak in the name above every other name, I pray in the name of Jesus that died and rose in the third day, you problem, I cut you from the root in the name of Jesus. Amen!”
O Lord of Host, I want you to move over this field. Every one under the sound of my voice, touch them. Between now and the next 72 hours, every negative sign be turned to positive in the name of Jesus.