PROSPERITY IS NOT OUR AMBITION. IT IS OUR HERITAGE. WE ARE JUST CONSCIOUS OF OUR BIRTHRIGHT IN CHRIST.
FAITH IS PUTTING GOD’S WORD TO WORK BELIEVING
FAITH WILL NEVER DELIVER BEYOND THE LEVEL OF OUR LOVE FOR GOD
PEOPLE WONDER WHY WE TALK THE WAY WE DO. IT IS BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT SEEN WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN THAT IS WHY THEY CAN’T TALK THE WAY YOU TALK.
IF THEY SEE WHAT YOU SEE, THEY WILL TALK THE WAY YOU TALK.
YOU ARE ON A RIDE, NOT A TREK.
REVELATION OF THE TRUTH GETS YOU ON A RIDE. WALKING IN THE LIGHT OF THE TRUTH GETS YOU ON A FLIGHT.
JUST AS SALVATION RESCUES US FROM PERISHING, SO DOES REVELATION RESCUES US FROM PERISHING.
FAITH IS A PRESENT TENSE FORCE.
DON’T WRITE DOWN WHAT YOU WILL BELIEVE TOMORROW.
YOU BELIEVE IT NOW, IT BECOMES A REALITY TOMORROW. BELIEVE IT NOW AND GOD CONFIRMS IT.
-Bishop David Oyedepo at Encounter Night, Faith Tabernacle (Part 2).
Day One, Evening Session
Shiloh 2021: More Than A Conqueror.
Tonight, I am starting on a series that I am going to take in the course of this Shiloh, it is titled:
OPERATING IN THE REALM OF MORE THAN A CONQUEROR
Living an ever-winning life, an ever-triumphant life, a life of no defeat, a life of no set back.
Those who despise the knowledge of the truth will end up as mockeries, but those who embrace access to the truth, they shall be strong and they shall do exploits.
Those who scorn the truth will end up as mockeries, but those who celebrate the truth will end up as celebrities, riding on prosperously and in majesty because of truth and righteousness and meekness and thy right hand shall teach you terrible things – Psalm 45:1-3
We have a majestic ride walking in the truth. Because of truth and righteousness and meekness – Psalm 45:4
You are on a ride, not a trek.
Revelation of the truth gets you on a ride. Walking in the light of the truth gets you on a flight – Isaiah 60:8
Who are these that fly as a cloud? They are those folks who are addicted walking in the light. Isaiah 60:1, 8
It is light that empowers believers for a flight. You drive from here to Kaduna, you are sweating from head to toe, but you are on a flight, you are taking tea, you are relaxing, you are going.
“Hello, we are there already.” You are on a flight, there is no galloping there.
-You are leaving here on a flight.
-God will take you on the level of a flight.
Your struggles will be terminated permanently.
It’s a realm of reality. Many both in the past and in the present are operating in that realm.
-God will enlist you in that army.
-I believe all through this Shiloh, what it takes to access and operate in that realm, will be released to every one of us.
Next to salvation, the greatest of a believer is revelation. Salvation rescues us from perishing, revelation also rescues us from perishing – John 3:16, Hosea 4:6
A believer that is void of spiritual understanding is as good as an unbeliever. The same thing they struggle with, he struggles with.
-But here, God will terminate every form of spiritual ignorance and get us on course in this new realm.
He gave us a catalogue of what it is. The Word says faith is the trigger for operating in that realm. It’s our redemptive status but can only be manifested by faith. It is there for us, just like healing is there for us, but we have to take it by faith.
Prosperity is not our ambition, it’s our heritage – 2 Corinthians 8:9. It is not our ambition, it’s our birthright.
It’s our birthright, we are not being ambitious, we are just conscious of our birthright in Christ.
Power is our birthright – John 1:12
These are all our birthright but they can only be made manifest through faith. God so loved the world but you can’t be saved without faith. We are saved by grace through faith.
What is faith? Putting God’s Word to work believing. You don’t need to know Greek or Hebrew.
Putting God’s Word to work believing, that is faith.
We cannot operate in the realm of more than a conqueror without faith.
Please note that faith is a present tense force: Now faith is, not faith shall be or faith was.
“Now faith is…” – Hebrews 11:1
I will like you to get set with your ‘now faith is’, on every matter that the Holy Ghost will be touching on in this prophetic event.
Paul had an experience on the sea when the sea went contrary – Acts 27:25
“I believe God”, not I believed God – It is a present tense force. So get ready, don’t write down what you will believe tomorrow. .
Receive it, believe it and you will be empowered to manifest it.
“I believe God that it shall be even as it was told me” – Acts 27:25
It is what you believe in the now that you will manifest tomorrow. You believe it now, it becomes a reality tomorrow. Believe it now and God confirms it.
-In the name of Jesus, you are leaving here with that new status established in your life.
-You are breaking forth into a completely new realm.
Behind the more than conqueror’s lifestyle of Paul was his consciousness of his new redemptive status. He was over conscious of that reality. How do I know? All of his steps are evident of what was in him.
Ephesians 2:6, 1:21
-May the light of His Word come through to you tonight and may that change your perspective.
-May that change your approach to issues forever, in the name of Jesus.
New birth makes us an overcomer – 1 John 5:4
But revelation makes us more than a conqueror. Knowing what has been done in you in redemption and operating in the consciousness of it believing puts you far above the circumstances of life.
Paul the Apostle said, “I can do all things”, not most things.
What is happening? Where are you coming from? “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” – Philippians 4:13
Philippians 3:3 – He (Paul) was talking based on the light he had. Unusual confidence in his God.
Not self-confidence, you are just God-confident. People wonder what is he talking about? They have not seen what you have seen that is why they can’t talk the way you talk. If they see what you see, they will talk the way you talk.
-From now, no devil takes you for a ride anymore.
It takes depth of revelation to develop great faith that empowers you and I to operate in the realm of more than a conqueror. When whatever God says is eternally final as far as you are concerned and you remain steadfast in it. That is what makes it happen.
Tonight, let me mention this quickly. The reason why faith does not deliver maximally in the lives of many people is that faith requires another spiritual virtue to deliver maximally.
Galatians 5:6 – Faith which worketh by love. Now listen to this, it will bless your life forever.
Faith will only deliver to the level of our love for God. Faith will never deliver beyond the level of our love for God – 1 Corinthians 2:9-10
Every genuine lover has access to deep things of God and the brighter you see, the stronger your faith.
The brighter we see, the stronger our faith!!
What many call revelation is mere information. Revelation comes along with certain, definite biblical proofs. Light comes, joy and rejoicing accompanies it – Jeremiah 15:16
You can’t have revelation and not know. It’s an inoculation, it’s a strange entrance – Psalm 119:130. It comes in, you know it.