DON’T KEEP THE BOOKS THAT DOES NOT BLESS YOU ON YOUR SHELF, YOUR CHILDREN MAY PICK IT: “I TOOK IT FROM YOUR SHELF, WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?”
DARWIN READ A BOOK THAT MISLED HIM AND MISLED THE ENTIRE WORLD AT A TIME.
THAT WAS THE BIRTH PLACE OF EVOLUTION, BECAUSE HIS FATHER WAS A MONKEY BEFORE HE GRADUATED INTO A MAN.
THE WORLD IS A MARKET PLACE AND IT IS FULL OF FAKES. THERE IS NO COUNTRY WITHOUT FAKE CURRENCIES.
THERE ARE FAITH BUILDING BOOKS AND THERE ARE FAITH BREAKING BOOKS.
THERE IS NEED TO BE SENSITIVE AND VERY SELECTIVE IN THE MATERIALS WE READ.
I HAVE A VERY CLOSE RESPECTED PERSON AROUND ME WHO TEACHES ON CHURCH GROWTH, BUT I DON’T READ HIS MATERIALS.
I REFER TO IT ONCE A WHILE, BUT I GO FOR THOSE WHO BUILD CHURCHES.
I DON’T WANT TO BE A PROFESSOR OF CHURCH GROWTH, I WANT TO SEE CHURCH GROW
THERE ARE ANTI-PROSPERITY BOOKS THAT IF YOU READ THEM, YOU WILL JUST SETTLE FOR POVERTY PERMANENTLY.
-Bishop David Oyedepo at CHoP
Give God thanks this morning again for the Word that we have just heard. Give Him thanks for answers to our prayers as we have prayed. Give Him thanks for those amazing testimonies that have always attended to us in this Commission.
Give Him glory and praise, in Jesus precious name we have prayed.
There are faith building books and there are faith breaking books, so we need to be very sensitive.
The world is a market place and it is full of fakes. There is no country without fake currencies, so they keep building machines and equipment to tell which one is original, which one is fake. They look so much alike.
There was a book that Darwin read that misled him and misled the entire world at a time. That was the birth place of evolution, because his father was a monkey before he graduated into a man. We must be careful Sir.
When this move began, I had a very close friend of mine, he was reading the books of the ancient times instead of studying the current moves and it impacted negatively on his life. The issue of baptism of the Holy Ghost was fading in his life, his tongues were drying up and I am sure it was a lot of consequence on his life. Be careful.
Apostles without proofs are not worthy of learning under.
Prophets whose words never come to pass; they are not the ones sent from God. Pastors where people are not growing under his pastorate: spiritual growth, social growth; he is someone to be bothered about.
Fakes everywhere, there is no nation that is exempted. Plenty of fake Naira, plenty of fake Dollars. Plenty of fake Pound Sterling. Be guided by the Spirit.
What I do is read up the individual author and find out whether he is going to where I am going or not. If he is not going there, no problem. I got a book one time on the Holy Ghost, but it was a mockery of the Holy Ghost, I cancelled all the pages as if I was tearing it from the Publishing House.
There are anti-prosperity books: you will read it, you will just settle for poverty permanently. You will settle for poverty as your new heritage.
There is need to be sensitive and very selective in the materials we read.
Don’t keep the ones that does not bless you on your shelf, your children may pick it: “I took it from your shelf, what are you talking about?”
Anybody can…any day: you kept it, so he took it.
-In the name of the Lord Jesus, in our effort to build our faith, we will not run into wrong materials.
-The Holy Ghost will direct you to the right stuff needed to stir up your faith at every point in time.
If you want to build your faith, go to those who sell it.
You want Church growth, go to those who grow Churches.
You want books on leadership, go to those who have proofs of leadership in their lives. That is the way it is.
I have a very close respected person around me who teaches on Church growth, tremendous research work but I don’t read his materials. I refer to it once a while, but I go for those who build Churches. I don’t want to be a Professor of Church growth, I want to see Church grow, so I invest my time on what I am looking for. You don’t go to a library, pick a book and read the whole volume. No. You look for the chapter that addresses what you are searching for.
You know I may be a mobile library to acquire knowledge. Just look for the right thing and get it.
-My prayer, I have plenty of faith books. I read a bit of them to pieces and because I am looking for faith, to build my faith, so I look for where faith is, even the Word of faith which we preach.
I have never seen any giant of faith, whether in Bible history, in our contemporary times who is not a student of the Word of faith. Your faith can’t grow by wishing. It grows by working at what makes it grow.
-In the name of Jesus Christ, no one’s faith will die in his heart.
Faith is what executes our spiritual authority,
I therefore decree that whatever He has shown you on this mountain, will keep working in your life.
The light He showed you in your private study, in your private prayers, in the name of Jesus, will not be theoretical in your life.
And so shall it be.
Thank You Lord for a brand-new day. The third day of this module, set us on our feet. Keep us on our feet. Keep us running in the right direction.
Let every prayer prayed today in our lives, all through the day receive prompt response.
Let everyone we pray for today receive answers.
Let every issue we take up concerning the Church today enjoy speedy answers.
Your place in this great year will not be lost.
Your new name will be made fully manifest.
You are more than a conqueror; you will never suffer defeat anymore. The day is declared opened and it is declared opened in your favour. So shall it be.
Thank You Father, take all the glory in the name of Jesus Christ. Give Him thanks again for today. Give Him thanks again for this third day.