BELIEVE IN THE VISION OF SCRIPTURE AND TAKE COVENANT RESPONSIBILITY TO ACTUALIZE IT

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ONLY THOSE WHO MAKE MOVES MAKE NEWS!

OUR MARRIAGE IS 40 YEARS THIS YEAR BUT I SAW THE VISION OF HITCH-FREE MARRIAGE A YEAR BEFORE. I BELIEVED IT HOOK, LINE AND SINKER, EVEN THOUGH NOBODY WAS SPEAKING IT THEN; 40 YEARS HAVE PASSED, I’M SWIMMING IN IT.

BELIEVE IN THE VISION OF SCRIPTURE AND TAKE COVENANT RESPONSIBILITY TO ACTUALIZE IT.

VISION WITHOUT A RUN IS A BALLOON DREAM.

NO CHURCH IS ORDAINED TO BE SMALL BY GOD. IT’S AN ORDINARY APPROACH THAT MAKES IT SO.

WE ARE TOO MUCH AT EASE TO FULFILL GOD’S AGENDA FOR OUR LIVES. THINGS THAT SHOULD BE DONE IN TWO YEARS, WE ARE DOING THEM IN TEN YEARS.

NO WORLD CHANGER LIVES A NORMAL LIFE; THERE’S SOMETHING ALWAYS PECULIAR ABOUT THEM AND THAT’S WHAT DISTINGUISHES THEM.

EVERY PRAYING CHURCH IS A GROWING CHURCH AND EVERY GROWING CHURCH MUST REMAIN A PRAYING CHURCH TO KEEP GROWING

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– Bishop David Oyedepo at Church Growth Conference, 2022.
Opening Session,
Day One

“Get out of thy country,” He said to Abraham and so, Abraham departed (Genesis 12:1). If he did not depart Sir, nothing will happen. “Come now Moses and I’ll send you back to Egypt.” If Moses never left, he would die rearing his father in-law’s sheep. He left to secure destiny. That’s what it means to run. Vision without a run is a balloon dream; Peter left his father and went after Jesus.

Paul never confined with flesh and blood, he moved on. It has started, we have a lot of things here in this Conference, all we are saying is; “On your mark, you get home, boom, you run it.” You are running straight. They can’t say on your mark and you say “I’m going to toilet.” Before you come back from toilet, the race is over. A run means a race, so every time light dawns, it’s on your mark, set, go! You don’t go; it’s gone.

Every vision demands a run for delivery. Every true visionary is a labourer. Watch the Apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 9:24-27), run that you may obtain – I run, I fight, I labour (1 Corinthians 15:58). He’s labouring, he’s running, he’s fighting. That’s why chocolate ministry has no future; “I just thank God. I was in Jamaica, I crossed over to Australia. It was quite some tasking trip for me, I now passed by South Africa and I remember I needed to go back to US, so I went there, mehn I’ve traveled. Give the Lord a big hand.”
For what? No matter how much you have travel, you can’t travel more than an air hostess that travel for two weeks before they can rest, so what have you done?
Travelling is not a credential; you don’t have to run around with it.

So, it’s time to run. Only those who make moves, make news. When God said this is the place, right in the jungle, right in the forest, in a place going nowhere; we came, we didn’t come sleeping oo.

Okay, God, let’s see what we’ll do. No, we believe what You said, so we are going to work it. Prayer, night, day; anointing the ground with oil – night, day, asking every devil; “clear off, we are here.” Not that, you will now sit down in an office – Real work with folded trousers, real labour; that’s how to work it.
– Somebody’s story is changing!

He will build that tabernacle in one year.
“Okay”
But He too knows that we should know what our part is, He won’t come and carry block here. One day, I stood on my feet, 22 hours. That’s the first day I knew it’s the leg that is carrying the body. I thought they were going on their own before. Only those who make moves, make news.

For instance, we must remain on the go for the Church to continue to grow; bringing Christ to the people, compelling them to come to church and meet Christ – we must remain on the go or the Church will stop growing.

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They said we have gone and there are still more rooms. He said, go again! He said, go and compel them until my house is filled (Luke 14:23). God’s house cannot be filled without people on the go.

We must maintain fire on our prayer altar to keep the Church growing (Isaiah 66:7-8). If wishes were horses, all the beggars will ride. Every praying church is a growing church and every growing church must remain a praying church to keep growing. So, there is no excuse. The labour room is regular passage to increase the population of a village. You have to go to the labour room, so we enter the labour room of prayer, soul winning if we must give birth. They are so important. So, no matter what we teach here, if you won’t go; it won’t grow. If you won’t pray; you won’t see growth. So the vision is not to write and keep and document and then put on your various devices.

“I will yet be enquired to do this for then and I will multiply them with men like a flock” (Ezekiel 36:37). So, the prayer continues. Until we pray, the Church cannot grow; until we remain on the go; we cannot feed the house. Until we go forth; we cannot bear fruit. Go, not you should sit; go and bring forth fruit (John 15:16).

The fruits are outside, go and bring them inside. So, that powerful vision of the Father God concerning the Church is real but we have to take responsibility to experience it.
– This shall be a great time for us in the name of Jesus Christ!

Please, believe in the vision of scriptures; it is unadulterated, tried in fire seven times. Believe in it. Our marriage is 40 years this year but I saw the vision of hitch-free marriage a year before. I believed it hook, line and sinker, even though nobody was speaking it then, I was the most arrogant person saying it; hitch-free marriage. 40 years have passed, I’m swimming in it. I saw me a wealthy man, not that I heard, not that I read; I saw me wealthy man from the vision of God for me and you saw the way I screamed; “Yeah, I can never be poor!” It’s not what you read like that that will turn you like wine, I saw me in my wealthy place. He opened me up to see my place which applies to everyone in the Kingdom; “there is a place for you my son if you are interested.”
“I’m interested”
“Then whatever I tell you to do, do it.”
Vision of a place for you, in the topmost top, but whatever I tell you to do, do it.

So, one day, when they say I’m the wealthiest pastor in the world, they are not lying. I saw it long time; you don’t borrow, you don’t beg, you don’t take overdraft; what is wealth? You are not in need, what is wealth? Please, believe in the vision of scripture and take covenant responsibility to actualize it.

Many of my people at the base here and around the world who care to listen to the things we teach, I’m not surprised that we are where we are. I’ve said it several times, I would have been surprised if we are not there. Thank God for bringing us there, He did but what He said to do to get there, we are doing it. Just watch me prepare for meetings, you can’t talk to me. It’s like you are going to defend a thesis; everything shut down – reading, pondering, analyzing, breaking them. Sir, I was preaching to the church in Kaduna, 10, 12, 15, the same way I prepare now. You better wake up!
– Somebody’s story has just changed!
– Within the next one year, you will not just have testimony, you will be a testimonial because something will just turn!

Let me conclude this evening; every turnaround story of scriptures is triggered by sacrifice. You see, when you talk about sacrifice, people just quickly start thinking about money. No! Sacrifice, it wasn’t money that Abraham took to the altar – sacrifice. “Present yourself as a living sacrifice, crucified with Christ, yet you live but not you but Christ that lives in you.”

Be dead to self and alive to God in the pursuit of His task in your hand and what you are doing is provoking a turnaround. “By myself, I swore…” That answered on the altar of sacrifice. We are too much at ease to fulfill God’s agenda for our lives. Things that should be done in two years, we are doing it in ten years. We are not just there and until your cloud is full, your rain won’t fall.

If you like, fill your cloud in ten years, if you like, fill it in one year. This outstanding man, Paul said, I die daily (1 Corinthians 15:31, Philippians 1:21, 1 Corinthians 9:15). Those are all verdicts of sacrifice and now, the results (Acts 19:15).

Sacrifice on the altar of prayer, sacrifice across the street corners; the byways, the highways in pursuit of the Father’s interest.
– Somebody’s story is changing!

No world changer lives a normal life; no world changer runs a normal schedule. No world changer possesses a normal habit; there’s something always peculiar about them and that’s what distinguishes them. There is no ordinary job Sir, it’s an ordinary approach that makes it so and there’s nothing extraordinary on its own, but man’s extraordinary input is what makes it so.

I’ll like you to get it from here and pick this word; no church is ordained to be small by God. It’s an ordinary approach that makes it so. No pastor is ordained to be a great pastor; it’s the input of individuals that bring them to where they find themselves. So, get down there.

The cheapest way to get to where you are going is to find somebody who has been there; understudy him instead of reading all kind of funny stories that they bury cow or fowl. Those things are too cheap to buy. You don’t need to save much money to buy a cow if that’s the only way to grow a church and if they bought three and the church is growing, buy ten, just multiply the effect. Those are all lazy man’s talks.

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