HOW KENNETH HAGIN IMPARTED E. A. ADEBOYE IN 1979!!!
(Critical Lesson In Generational Transfer)
In 1979, Pastor E. A. ADEBOYE attended Kenneth Hagin’s Camp Meeting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the company of some other folks. The Camp Meeting was massive. There were raw miracles and the atmosphere was really electrifying.
The meeting made an extremely strong impression of Pastor Adeboye’s heart such that he decided to book an appointment with the setman of the ministry, in the person of Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin.
Then three other folks decided to follow him to see Dad Hagin in his office. On getting to the office, Rev. Hagin welcomed them very warmly and asked each of them the same question.
To the first person he asked, “Young man, what do you want from me?”. He responded, “Sir, I want to distribute your books in Nigeria”.
To the second person he asked, “Young man, what do you want from me?”. He responded, “Sir, I want to distribute your tapes in Nigeria”.
To the third person he asked, “Young man, what do you want from me?”. He responded, “Sir, I want to distribute your magazines in Nigeria”.
Then he turned to Pastor Adeboye, the man who booked the appointment himself and asked, “Young man, what do you want from me? “. He said, “Sir, everything that you carry, I want it. Everything in you that made you to be you, I want it”.
Mehn!!! Dad Hagin adjusted his chair and gasped a bit. Then he called his secretary and directed the secretary to attend to the first three men.
He told the secretary, “This one wants books, give him books. This one wants tapes, give him tapes. And this one wants magazines, give him magazines” and the three men left the office with the secretary, then it remained only Rev. Kenneth Hagin and Pastor Adeboye.
History was about to be made. There was to be a transfer of the anointing that would later change the dynamics. Dad Hagin asked Pastor Adeboye to kneel down and he laid his two hands on him and prayed furiously (in Pastor Adeboye’s words).
HOW KENNETH HAGIN IMPARTED E. A. ADEBOYE IN 1979
Pastor Adeboye fell under the anointing and according to him, Dad Hagin still knelt beside him with his hands strongly fixed on his head and with heavy sounds of prophetic prayers.
The Power fell. The Glory fell. And when Pastor Adeboye got back to Nigeria, he started seeing with immediate effect the results he saw in Kenneth Hagin’s Camp Meeting, and ever since then, it has remained so.
Beloved, the irrefutable fact is that every generation that will do great things in the Kingdom always gets an impartation from the previous generation, and the Bible and Church history are replete with this pattern.
We see this pattern in Moses and Joshua; Elijah and Elisha; Paul and Timothy; George Jeffreys and Reinhard Bonnke; Kathryn Kulhman and Benny Hinn; Smith Wigglesworth and Lester Sumrall; Lester Sumrall and Rod Parsley; Benson Idahosa and David Oyedepo; and so on and so forth.
That is why a generation that rubbishes the anointing of the fathers will become a lost generation. Never forget that in every generation of the move of God, God always gives THE FORMER RAIN and THE LATTER RAIN; THE EARLY RAIN and THE LATTER RAIN – Zech. 10:1, Jam. 5:7.
To the folks who requested for ministry products and materials from Kenneth Hagin, it teaches us that it is unto us according to our desire. Have you ever wondered why Jesus Christ during His early ministry would ask a blind man, “What do you want Me to do for you?”.
You could say that Jesus already knew the man was blind and that he needed sight. But Christ would never assume or preempt any man. The blind man might request for money if he saw his condition as a means of economic gain.
So, it is unto you according to your desire. Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee” – 2 Kgs2:9. He said, “Let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me” – 2 Kgs2:9. And Elijah said, “…If you see me ( that’s revelation) when I’m taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee…” – 2 Kgs.2:10.
What do you see in the generation of the fathers? What you see determines what you get. With all the knowledge that we possess in our generation, we still need generational impartation from the fathers, for through it, God Almighty closes generational gap and advances the frontiers of His Kingdom.
May God help our generation to receive every thing that He has prepared for us.