TO SEE ANY CHANGE IN ANY DEPARTMENT OF YOUR LIFE, YOU REQUIRE TWO THINGS: A WORD FROM GOD AND THE HAND OF GOD.
PROPHECY COMES FROM GOD, BUT IT REQUIRES PRAISE FROM MAN FOR PERFORMANCE TO RETURN FROM GOD.
THE INSTRUMENT OF TURNAROUND IS ALWAYS THE PROPHETIC WORD BUT IT REQUIRES THE RIGHT ATMOSPHERE FOR THE PROPHECIES TO BECOME PRACTICAL MANIFESTATION.
AN ENVIRONMENT OF THANKSGIVING AND PRAISE IS A CATALYST FOR DIVINE PERFORMANCE.
-Pastor David Oyedepo Jr at CHoP
Father this morning, we have come before You, thanking You for Your goodness towards us. The testimonies we have heard again this morning, they are the evidences of Your hand and presence in our midst. You are indeed the Turnaround God and for it we give You all the praise. Accept our thanksgiving in the name of Jesus. For all the answers that You have given to our prayers, we say, Thank You. Now, this morning, our eyes are upon you again. We ask that You will speak to us. By Your Word, let everyone of our lives be changed. Thank You and thank You, in Jesus precious name we have prayed.
Our line of exhortation for this week has been:
ENGAGING THE POWER OF THANKSGIVING FOR FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY.
God’s Word makes it clear to us that God’s ultimate instrument of Turnaround is the Prophetic Word.
From this scripture, it is clear that what was physically seen was not what was ultimately desired, but the instrument through which God institutes turnaround is the prophetic Word.
Whatever God wanted to change, He changed by His Word. It is also important that we recognize that there is no force that has the capacity to stop the fulfillment of the Word of God.
From this scripture, it is clear that whatever God has prophetically spoken cannot be successfully resisted.
If it is God that spoke it, there is no force in hell that has the capacity to stop it.
“The Lord has spoken, who can disannul it?” who can cancel it, who can silence it. So whatever God says cannot be resisted by any force. What it means therefore is that if God has spoken, you and I can rely on what God has said – Numbers 23:19.
Very clearly from God’s Word, we see that God’s instrument of change is the prophetic Word and whatever God has prophetically spoken, no force can successfully resist. Having said that, it becomes important for you and I to know that whatever God’s mouth speaks, only God’s hand can deliver. There is no way to see to the fulfillment of prophecy in the energy of the flesh.
1 Kings 8:15 – Only God’s hand can bring to pass whatever God has said.
Luke 1:45 – If it is of the Lord, it can only be performed by the Lord. That means if you want to see any change in any department of your life, what you need is two things in particular:
- A Word from God.
- The hand of God.
If the two are in place, then you are sure to experience a change.
The question therefore becomes, if I have received a Word from God, how can I secure the performance of God, how can I secure the intervention of God, how can I secure the manifestation of God?
That is why we have come to recognize that any time a Word comes from God, there is an environment that is required for the manifestation of God.
Psalm 56:4,10 – When a Word comes from God, there is a requirement from man and that is the requirement of praise. When praise and thanksgiving is put in place, God’s performing hand is invoked for manifestation.
That is why it is important that you and I recognize that if prophecies are going to be fulfilled, then the environment of praise is a vital requirement.
Praise, thanksgiving, worshipping Him, these are all instruments to instigate the performing hand of God.
Every time you have an environment of thanksgiving and praise, you have created a catalyst for divine performance. You and I have a responsibility, not just to receive the Word of prophecy, but also to create the environment for performance. Also the prophecy comes from God, but the performance is facilitated by praise.
You and I must understand why we cannot bring the prophecy to pass, we create the environment for the one who performs and executes the prophecy and we do that by the instrument of praise.
Praise and thanksgiving are divine facilitators for fulfillment of prophecy. So prophecy comes from God, but praise comes from man in order for performance to return from God.
Prophecy comes from God, but praise must come from man in order for performance to come from God. You must understand that there is a responsibility with man and that’s the responsibility of praise. When His Word comes, your praise must go up and when your praise goes up, His performance comes downs.
-For somebody here, the performing hand of God will come down on your behalf.
We have an example in scriptures and that is the example of a man called Hezekiah
Hezekiah received a Word initially and the Word was this, “put your house in order, this sickness is going to be unto death” and Hezekiah knew that to have a turnaround, all he required was a Word from God. He went back and turned his face to the wall and began to interact with God on the altar of prayer.
Why? He was looking for the instrument of turnaround which was a prophetic Word and as He prayed and prayed, suddenly the Lord and said to Isaiah, “Go down and tell Hezekiah, I have added unto him 15 more years.” The instrument of turnaround is always a prophetic Word and when the Word came, Hezekiah realized that for that Word to be fulfilled, there has to be an environment that will facilitate God’s performance.
Isaiah 38:18, 20 – It had not happened yet, but the prophetic Word tells me that God is set, so I must get set, “I will sing my songs.”
Hezekiah sang his songs unto God and by the third day, he came out of that predicament, just by creating an environment. What should have been his termination became for his glorification, simply by engaging the mystery of thanksgiving.
There is no prophetic Word that is ordained to fail. Every Word of prophecy carries inside of it, what it takes to be fulfilled, but the environment for fulfillment must be created through praise and thanksgiving.
I know each one of us here are loaded with Words of prophecy that have been coming our way: prophecy concerning the year, prophecy concerning the month, prophecies that come in every service.
These are prophetic Words that are already hanging over our lives.
All that is required is to create the right atmosphere and before you know it, the prophecies begin to find practical manifestation.
-For you, every hanging prophecy shall be brought to pass.
All that is required is that your praise goes up and God’s performance will come down.
Prayers: From the depth of your heart, begin giving Him glory. For whatever prophecy you have received, that you are expecting to see performed, begin to give glory to God.
He said, “It is your Turnaround Year”, He still means to bring it to pass.
Therefore, begin giving Him glory. Whatever He has said, He has ordained bringing it to pass. His Word will not return to Him void. He has spoken and no one can disannul. No force can resist it, no force can stop it, no force can delay it, no force can divert it, no force can steal it, no force can kill it.
Will you give Him thanks unto Him, will you give praise unto Him, will you appreciate Him?
In God, I will praise His Word. No flesh can do anything. No force can do anything. God has spoken, nothing can stop it!!! He said, “concerning your one thing, that He will perform it” as you give thanks to Him. Give Him glory, give Him praise. Father, thank You and blessed be your holy name, in Jesus precious name we have prayed. In Jesus precious name we have given thanks.
God never runs out of time, God never runs out of option, there is no closed case with God. If the Word has come, all that is required is for your praise to go forth, then your case is turned to a testimony.
You have began giving Him thanks already, your testimony is already arriving. In name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
SPEAK TO THE DAY
Speak forth to the day right now. Make your declarations concerning the day. Speak into the day. Decree concerning the day. Prophesy into the day. Declare into the day.
-This day is blessed.
-This day is loaded with encounters. Another day of divine performance. Another day of divine intervention. Another day of divine manifestation. Another day of testimony arrival. Another day of favour is here.
Speak to the day right now. In Jesus precious name.
-This day is declared blessed.
-All through the day, continue to enjoy divine visitation.
-The Lord visited Sarah and by the visitation He performed that which He spoke concerning her. Therefore, as God visits you today, every Word spoken concerning you shall be performed.
-It will be for you a day of divine performance in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
So shall it be in Jesus precious name.