DON’T WASTE HER TIME. IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY, SAY IT!
SISTERS, IF ANYBODY WANTS TO MARRY YOU AND YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED, DON’T WASTE THEIR TIME!
DON’T TREAT THEM ANYHOW. YOU MAY NEED THEIR HELP TOMORROW.
BEFORE BISHOP OYEDEPO CAME, I TREATED ALL MY SUITOR BROTHERS WITH RESPECT, HONOUR AND DIGNITY AND NEVER WASTED THEIR TIME.
STOP FEEDING YOUR SPIRIT MAN WITH JUNK AND CORRUPTING YOUR MIND. DON’T ALLOW THE WORLDWIDE WEB TO WEB YOU.
MANY OF YOU WANT TO SPEAK SLANGS AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT CURSING HAS BECOME YOUR NORMAL WAY OF LIFE.
SOME ARE HERE TO CHECK AND TAKE PICTURES OF OTHER PEOPLE’S DESIGNER SHOES AND CLOTHES TO TRY AND REPLICATE WHEN THEY RETURN HOME. THAT IS COVETOUSNESS.
WHY MUST YOU EAT YOUR TOMORROW TODAY?
REMEMBER, FASHION COMES AND GOES BUT ETERNITY IS FOREVER!
- Pastor Mrs. Faith Oyedepo at International Alive Convention (IYAC2021)
Evening Session Day 3
- You Must Continue to Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness.
Matthew 5:6, to hunger and thirst after righteousness, means to have that longing, to live right, to have that desire, to live clean, to live pure.
Why is that so? Amos 3:3, tells us that can two work together except they be agreed? No.
1 John 3:7, who is he then that is thirsty after righteousness? He that doeth righteousness. My question to you this night young people is that are you a doer of righteousness or a professor of righteousness? This is a very critical question that everyone needs to answer.
Righteousness is the only thing that guarantees your entry to heaven.
God’s servant has said it so many times, it is only spiritual virtue that transcends into heaven and the Word of God made it very clear because the unrighteous have no place with Him.
Righteousness covers the three main areas of the life of man, your thoughts, your words and your actions.
The person next to you doesn’t know the thoughts of your mind but you do and every unrighteousness begins with the thoughts.
What are you thinking? It is possible that you sitting here now and you are absent. That should not be you. Righteousness begins from your thoughts then it affects the words of the mouth and then your actions. For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he, Proverbs 23:7. Clean out your thoughts because until you do so, you can never live clean.
The Bible makes it very clear in Matthew 7:23, that shall not be you.
Clean out your thoughts.
Your thoughts are formed by the things you feed your spirit man with.
What do you feed your spirit man?
There are some of you, all of those junk materials that you read secretly, you must burn them, all those dirty magazines, websites you watch when no man is seeing, it is called worldwide web and it has web so many people in this world especially the youths.
You start to watch something and before you know it, you are watching ungodly things, before you know it your mind is corrupted before you know it, you are planning and strategizing how to do evil before you know it, lying has become very comfortable with you and then the devil tells you everybody is doing it.
I have got good news for you tonight, everybody has left you, you are the only one left, tonight you must get out of it.
- Say my thoughts, be disciplined. As you have declared it from today, may that be your experience.
Your words, how do you speak. The youths will tell you these are the new generation way of speaking, slangs and before you know it, curse words become a normal way of life.
As for you from today, your story is changing.
The Bible tells us a man can be snare meaning trapped by the words of his mouth because life and death are in the power of the tongue, Proverbs 18:21, therefore choose life by choosing the right words.
Say my mouth, from today o God, the coal of fire to make me speak right, I receive it.
How about your actions? The way you present yourself is very important, God is a God of action, He is a God of knowledge and by Him, actions are weighed. 1 Samuel 2:3.
Therefore, all those sins of covetousness, you know that some youths even in this convention, what they are checking is the brand of the neighbor’s suits or shoes, some are even taking pictures of designs of clothes so when they get back they can replicate it. That is not why you are here.
Remember, fashion comes and goes, but eternity is forever and that is why you are here, no room for covetousness, don’t get back from here and start disturbing yourself that the suit your pastor wore, I must have it, that shoe, that bag that sister is holding, I must buy it, do you know how much she bought it for or how long she has been working?
Why must you eat your tomorrow today? If you do what will you find there?
Youths please listen to me carefully, you have a great and colourful future but always remember that life is in phases and men are in sizes.
Agree with the face-by-face lifting of God upon your life, your tomorrow is waiting for you, you will get there, you will not shatter it today. Wait, a time is coming when you will not feel it at all but for now, thank God for where you are.
I have shared severally, how there was a time in my life when I couldn’t even afford to say I will walk into a store to buy a new dress for myself but I was always excited, I will tell the young people in our home, please go to BDB (Bend Down Boutique), select, bring them back home, wash it, iron it and the gator is standing out.
The person sitting next to you, you can’t see the label on the person’s shirt, you don’t come out and say see my watch now. Why must you buy a new watch on credit and cover it with your suit? it doesn’t make sense.
You visit a friend and that friend has just bought a fridge and then you begin to have heart palpitation, fridge, fridge, thermocool, why must you freeze your destiny? You will get there.
How about pride? It comes from the heart, from the thoughts. This is one area where people have issues in their relationships. You are believing God for marriage and no man speaks to you that ever worths consideration.
Even if you are going to say no to that person, do it with respect, dignity because you never know maybe tomorrow you will need that person’s assistance.
Ever before I met God’s servant and the issue of marriage came up, there were quite a number of other brothers who had spoken and proposed to me about marriage but thank God He gave me the understanding and the grace to enjoy His presence so God gave me the grace to be able to know when to say yes and when to say no.
I treated each of those brothers with respect, honour and dignity I never wasted their time, once they spoke, brother thank you very much, I don’t think so, God bless you I lead you in the right direction. Sisters, please don’t waste their time.
Someone spoke to you about marriage and you know your answer is no, don’t say later, I am coming when actually you are going.
Young men also, you want to ask for her hand in marriage, don’t waste her time for God’s sake, don’t keep visiting, when you know you have something to say, say it.
Purity must be your goal if you want to enjoy divine presence. Righteousness is a must and is a task that must be done because you and I together must make heaven, you cannot afford to come to IYAC2021 and not make heaven, you will make it.
Therefore every spirit of pride, covetousness in the life of anyone under the sound of my voice I cast it out in Jesus name.