According to Pastor Adeboye, when I begged God for all the Spiritual talents, He replied that I was asking for something risky.
At the Redeemed Christian Church of God’s 2022 November Holy Communion Service, Pastor E. A. Adeboye, General Overseer, delivered a sermon titled Let It Rain
He quoted 1 Corinthians 11:23–25, saying that rain comes in droplets from above. Rain falls from above in drops at a moment when you see it. Jesus stated in John 6:48–51, “I have to break myself to pieces—little small bits—for you to eat me and live (since those who ate manna still perished).” So, on the first Holy Communion night, He took the bread that represented Himself and started breaking it into little pieces. “Take, this is my body broken for you,” he murmured, breaking the bread and lifting it to Heaven in gratitude. According to the Bible, you were cured as a result of His stripes, which tore His flesh to pieces.
Then he said, “As we eat the bread, which represents the body of Christ, we are each getting a drop of rain from Heaven.” On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit, a metaphor for the wine, descended from heaven (Acts 2:1–4) and descended as a drop to each person in the room. The Holy Spirit arrived and sat like cloven tongues of fire on each one as a rushing, powerful wind entered the room. You are getting a small portion of the might of the All-Powerful God when you sip the wine tonight.
Then he talks about his requests for God as a young Christian and what God told him about them. He stated: “When I was a younger Christian, I had an intense hunger for God that is hard to explain.” Especially after reading the passage where it says to “covet earnestly the best gifts,” I cried out to God, asking for a double portion of the power of Elijah, Elisha, Peter, and Paul, as well as a double portion of the Lord Jesus Christ while He was on earth. All of that power doubled again. I shouted out to God, “I want every single one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.”
He said, “My Daddy told me, among other things besides,” that if you get all these things you’re asking for, they won’t let you sleep. He warned, “Son, you are asking for a terrible thing.” “I don’t mind,” I remarked. In retrospect, I probably would have answered, “Okay, let’s keep it to what they will let me rest.” He said, “Son, if I poured all the gifts on you at once, you would blow your fuse,” in response to my request for all the gifts of the Holy Spirit. You won’t be able to carry it on your body. “But I’ll make sure that you always have access to whatever present you require,” he said. “One drop at a time.”
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