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-Bishop Francis Wale Oke at CGMI

So, I said it (at Foursquare Gospel Church Headquarters). They were praying, I hushed them. I said, “somebody is here, what you have been expecting for 11 years, you are taking it home”, and then I went home after the meeting. There was a woman there, this woman was a lawyer, married to another lawyer, they met at the University of Lagos when they were reading Law.

They were believers before they married. They didn’t live immoral lives, they lived clean lives. They lived according to the Gospel. They weren’t sleeping together before they got married, they maintained the integrity of the Gospel. And they agreed together that they were going to have 3 children. How many children?

Audience Chants – “THREE!”

That they were going to have 2 boys and one girl, and that they were going to have those 3 children within the first 5 years of their marriage so they could settle down and build their career. So they got married – first year, second year, third year, fourth year, fifth year, nothing, NOTHING! The year I stood on the sacred altar of God to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ was the eleventh year of their marriage and I didn’t know them from Adam. I didn’t!

But the one who called me, who anointed me, who sent me, each time I stand to minister for Him, He stands with me like a mighty terrible warrior to make sure that my word does not fall to the ground. He confirms His word. He’s a faithful God. He is, and He will confirm His word in your life today.

Eleventh year of their marriage, I didn’t know. So, the woman screamed in the congregation and received it. I didn’t know. I just gave the word of knowledge and I went on. That was May. In the month of June, she conceived. She did not even know until after 3 months when the tummy began to grow. Now listen to me, about 9 months after, I received a delegate from Lagos – oh, I missed a critical part of it (the story). I told you they said they were going to have three children, is that correct? Two boys and one girl, did I tell you that?

Audience Chants – “YES!”

Ah, okay. Then I got a delegate from Lagos, that I should come and name my children. Ah, name my children? I’ve only one wife in the world. That’s what Baba taught us and the example he showed us. Ah, my children? And then, they told me the story. When that woman was going to be delivered, she was delivered of three children – two boys and one girl. Give the Lord Jesus a big hand. Give Him a hand. (Laughs) Oh – oh – oh – oh.

We serve a God who confirms the word of His servant and performs the counsel of His messengers. Listen to me, each and everyone of you. On this day of celebration, you are going home with a celebration package, celebration gift, celebration breakthrough in the name of Jesus!

They agreed together to have three children and God heard but a demonic power blocked the prayer, the answer to the prayer for 11 years but by a prophet, the Lord God brought Israel our of Egypt, by a prophet was he preserved. When the prophetic word came, the demonic power was broken and the blessing was released. Every blessing that has delayed in your life, receive them now! Now! Now! Now! Now! Every miracle that have delayed, receive your miracle in the name of Jesus! Somebody shout HALLELUJAH!

Please, please, my son on the keyboard (turns to the keyboardist), help me prophesy. Put your hands on the keyboard. Just make sure it doesn’t overshadow my voice. Give me the minstrel and let me prophesy. So you see (turns back to the audience), 41 days – aha – there is nothing God cannot do. The Bible is very very clear. Look at what the Bible says in Matthew 14:26 – the things that are impossible with men are possible with God.

The thing you have been trying to do, you have been trying to get them done, you have been trying to achieve, you have been trying to get them achieved, you have sought people to help you and men have not been able to help you. Listen to me. From today, over the next 41 days, you will see impossibilities become possibilities.

Archbishop came to Ibadan and was preaching. My children were still small. My last born is 36 now, 36 years now. My children were still small and Archbishop said, a possibilit-arian possibilit-izes impossibilities. Can you remember that? A possibilit-arian possibilit-izes impossibilities. I heard it, I believed it but my children captured it in their brain. So when we were going home, he said, “daddy, Papa said that a possibilit-arian possibilit-izes impossibilities”. I was the one driving, she was sitting beside me. I looked at this young girl. So, you heard it? She said, “I heard it and I like it. I will be a possibilit-arian”.

With God, all things are possible. And the Bible says in the book of Mark 9:23 – that to him that believeth, all things are possible. So, I like you to lift your right hand to God.

Over the next 41 days, beginning from today, you will experience great possibilities, great open doors, great miracles, great blessings. Let Heaven hear your AMEN.

And listen to me, don’t think there is anything impossible – sit down please. Listen to me my friend, He made the Heaven and the earth in only six days, only six days. Everything that exists today, He made in only six days. Now, how many six days can you get out of 41? That is the limit or the possibility that you can experience from the hand of God if He made everything that existed in six days, there is nothing He cannot do in the remaining 41 days. There is somebody, you are listening to me now, before the end of this year, God will give you a house, a house, a house, a house, a house.

Somebody you are listening to me, before the end of the year, God will give you land, land, land, land, land. I didn’t hear your AMEN. Many of you, you came here today by public transport, before the end of this year, you will drive your own car. If you believe it, shout HALLELUJAH. Many of you, my children, many of you, my children, you have been praying and fasting and believing, “who am I going to marry? Who am I going to marry?”

Over the next 41 days, God will orchestrate your steps to meet your life partner in the name of Jesus. Your joy shall be full. Reproach is taken away from you in the name of Jesus. Who is receiving it? If you are receiving it, come and shout HALLELUJAH.

There is no limit to what God can do. Don’t limit God! Help me preach to your neighbor. Please look at your neighbor and say, “my friend, over the next 41 days, DON’T LIMIT GOD! Because all things are possible”. Amen? So beginning from today, begin to work with God on what you want Him to do for you.

Now, let’s go back to that scripture – Psalm 90:12. Let me do a little exegesis there. It says, “so teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom”. Why does God want us to number our days? Is it just to do arithmetic? Or to be another mathematician? No! He wants us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

And like one translation puts it, that we may live wisely. That we may live wisely. This is very very very important. God wants each one of us His children, not only to believe Him for miracles and blessing, but over the next 41 days, to live wisely. If you live wisely over the next 41 days, oh boy, your life will change forever. If you live wisely, you will see great possibilities. And you see, Papa, Archbishop Benson Idahosa lived wisely. That’s why I’m here today.

He invested his life in what mattered most. I will hear him again and again, “son, evangelism is our supreme task”, until the thing got into my bones. Evangelism is our supreme task. Papa will tell me, “there is no greater good you can do for anybody than to lead him to Christ”. Aha! Papa told me one day, “yes, I clothe the naked but don’t clothe them into hell. Clothe them and give them the gospel”. Aha! Papa said, “I feed the poor but don’t feed them into hell. Feed them and give them the gospel”. And how can you forget that?

When Archbishop Benson Idahosa died, he didn’t leave me with money, he didn’t leave me with billions but he left me with something that money can never buy. He left me with something that is commanding money now. He invested his life, properly, where it mattered, wisely and God wants us to be like Papa, to live in wisdom.

So teach us to number our days that we might apply our hearts unto wisdom. The man who said that was the man who received the law from God – the law of Moses is the foundation for all judicial system all over the world today. He lived for what mattered most because He took time to number his days.

Now, I’ve mentioned Moses, I’ve mentioned Papa, now let’s see something about Paul. Paul was so consumed about we living wisely. In Ephesians chapter 4, let’s read from verse 15, Ephesians 4:15, let’s go through it a little bit. Excuse me, I made a mistake, it’s Ephesians 5:15 – see then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise. Redeeming the time because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise but understanding what the will of the Lord is – Let me prophecy over your life, God’s will for your life will be revealed to you.

We are at a time now, when every wise believer should spend time with God. Towards the end of the year like this, what do you want from me? What’s your plan for me for 2022. Where are you taking me? Where are you leading me? What do you want me to do? You are doing a little shambala here, a little shambala there, you know, a little shambala is that you are praying in the Holy Ghost.

You are waiting on the Lord. You want Him to reveal His counsel for you. Paul was so consumed about us living wisely. Let me show you some scriptures. In Colossians 4:5, if you can get it for me in the New Living Translation, I will appreciate that. It says, “live wisely”. How are we to live?

Audience Chants – “WISELY!”

And He said that again and again, many times over in his epistles. Let’s see what he’s saying in 1 Timothy 3:2, he was talking about church leaders. Again, in New Living, look at that – So an elder must be a man whose life is above reproach. He must be faithful to his wife. He must exercise self – control, live wisely – so, a Bishop, an elder, must live wisely. How are we supposed to live?

Audience Chants – “WISELY!”

Paul was very concerned about it. Now, go again…Titus…he said it again and again…Titus 1:8 New Living Translation – Rather, he must enjoy having guests (still talking about church leaders) in his home (and Papa was like that. Oh, the house was always full, table full. Infact, those days, I used to wonder how mummy was coping. The guests…and everybody will eat.

Guests from abroad, from at home, from anywhere, you must eat. Alright) must enjoy having guests in his house and he must love what is good. He must live wisely – please, personalise it. Say, “I – MUST – LIVE – WISELY”. How are you supposed to live?

Audience Chants – “WISELY!”

Go to Titus 2:2, the same man, Paul, talking. It says, “Teach older men (we have talked about church leaders…first, the one we looked at in Colossians, talked about every believer, then we looked at 1 Timothy 3, church leaders, now look at this now) teach the older men to exercise self control to be worthy of respect, and to live wisely”. Older men in the church, how are we supposed to live?

Older Men in the church – “WISELY!”

Go to verse 5, let’s see. I’m reading this scripture because I want to drum it into us. It said…let’s starts from verse 4 please, so we can get the background. Alright – the older women (he has talked to everybody, he has talked to church leaders, now he has talked to older men, now older women) these older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children (verse 5) to live wisely – so in these two verses, older women in the church are to live wisely and to reach the younger women in the church to live wisely. How are we supposed to live?

Audience Chants – “WISELY!”

Okay, let’s look at this again, look at verse 6 please, alright – in the same way, encourage young men to live wisely – so the whole church is covered. The leaders, the elders, the older men, the older women, the younger women, the younger men, everybody, because you see, wisdom is the principal capital for any investment you want to engage in in life. Without wisdom, we fail. And you see, the man was talking and asking us to live wisely, look at his life. He was very very productive. Very. He undertook more missionary journeys than any other apostle. He raised more ministry children than any other apostle. He planted more churches than any other apostle because my friend, your wisdom is justified by the results you are getting. Don’t tell me you are wise, show me you are wise. Show me the results, show me the impact, show me the fruit of your ministry, the fruit of your business and I will tell you whether you are wise or not.

He was outstandingly productive. He wrote more than two-thirds of the new testament scriptures. One man! All the other writers of the scripture in the new testament, all that they wrote – Matthew, Mark, John, put together – were half worth what Paul put alone wrote. Very productive.

So, he lived wisely, he showed it through his results and was telling us, “whether you are young, old, leader, elder, women, men, live wisely…” because to live wisely is to live productivity, to live creatively, to make impact, to get results, to get results that others are struggling with and over the next 41 days, you will get great results.

Now, there are three things I want to pick out before I close. Can I ask you a question? Am I free? How many of you will live wisely? (Audience raises their hands up). If you will live wisely, shout HALLELUJAH.

Audience Shouts – “HALLELUJAH!”

Or, let me change it. How many of you will live more wisely than you have been living before? If you will, come on, shout HALLELUJAH.

Audience Shouts – “HALLELUJAH!”


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