ENGAGING THE POWER OF FAITH FOR FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECIES – Bishop David Oyedepo

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IF YOU HAVE WATCHED PROPHECIES COME TO PASS CONCERNING THIS CHURCH, YOU WILL FIND US EVER SMILING, EVER AT PEACE.
NO PRETENCE, WE JUST UNDERSTAND THE RULE OF THE GAME.

IN OUR 1982 MEETING, OUR SECRETARY BISHOP JOSEPH EBROHIMEN WROTE, “GOD SAID IT IS AN AIRCRAFT.” I SAID, “NO. WINGS: AIRCRAFTS. DON’T PITY GOD. AIRCRAFTS.”
I SAID: NO, ADD ‘S’. HE SAID, “AIRCRAFTS.” CAN YOU BUY ONE? SO WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? WRITE WHAT HE SAYS.

THERE WAS ONLY ONE BEETLE CAR IN THAT MEETING. WE WERE EATING WITH PLASTIC PLATES, FROM A RUNDOWN SECONDARY SCHOOL, BUT I SAW AIRCRAFTS, NOT ONE.

IN THAT MEETING, I SAW A PRESS OPERATING AT AN INDUSTRIAL SCALE. WE DIDN’T HAVE A TYPEWRITER.

BE AT PEACE, ALLOW GOD TO HAVE HIS WAY.

DON’T CARRY WHAT IS NOT YOURS.
YOURS IS TO BELIEVE, GOD’S OWN IS TO PERFORM. YOU CAN’T PERFORM ANYTHING.

ALL THIS ‘GIRI GIRI’ WON’T DO ANYTHING. BE AT PEACE WITH GOD AND AT PEACE WITH YOURSELF.

-Bishop David Oyedepo, 1st Service, Faith Tabernacle
Covenant Day of Fruitfulness

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I want you to be very attentive this morning, because God gave me access to some strange light that will change your life forever.

We have been following the Teaching Series captioned:

ENGAGING THE POWER OF FAITH FOR FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECIES

There was a great prophetic Word that came in Isaiah chapter 7, strong Word and then in verse 9, it landed this verdict, “…if ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.” That should actually be a separate verse, but as the conclusion, this is my agenda.

This is thus saith the Lord. I am going to level out your enemies and reposition you for glory but if you will not believe, surely you will not be established – Isaiah 7:9

So read verse 1 to 9 when you get home, but that is verdict. No matter how fiery a prophetic Word (is), if you will not believe, surely it will not be established in your life.

Therefore, believe the Lord your God so that you shall be established, believe his prophets through whom He speaks and you shall prosper – 2 Chronicles 20:20
The things spoken will prosper in your life.

Faith is a must, must for anybody in the Kingdom, no matter His experience with God, to see prophecies fulfilled.

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Luke 16:27-31
The rich fool pleaded with Abraham to send somebody to his family so they won’t come to the place of torment that he found himself. Abraham answered, “they have Moses and the prophets with them, if they will not believe them, neither will they believe if anyone should rise up from the dead.”
He (rich fool) said, “if someone rise from the dead, they will believe.” He (Abraham) said, “stop that. They have Moses and the prophets.” So God still speaks through prophets to chart the way out for us. Locate the prophets sent to you, connect to what he is sent and you find your way out.

He speaks to us by His Word and He unveils to His agenda to us through His prophets, season after season.
The Word of ‘More Than A Conqueror’ is for us all, but if you won’t believe it as a person, it will not be established in your life. It will not.
It is what we choose to believe that determines the outcomes of our lives. What we choose to believe.
“He said that last year”: Oh Yes, you are standing in the same place you are standing, so there is no way it will come to pass in your life this year. There is no way.

When I turned 53 years in the faith, I was thanking God for His grace that kept me going. I never had an issue to look back and He said, “My son, you made the choice. I supply the grace.” It is the choice you make, that God engraces to become a reality.
Now watch, this is very important. What you won’t believe, no matter who prays over you will never come to pass in your life.
Jesus prayed over them, nothing happened and He marvelled at their unbelief – Mark 6:6
When people pray over you, no matter how anointed they are, without your faith, the prayer will not be answered in your life. That makes it important for everybody to mind his faith.

Jesus, the Master, the living Word of God, anointed without measure, prayed over them and nothing happened and He marvelled at their unbelief.
They say, “Papa even prayed for me.” It doesn’t matter which Papa! Papa for what? Jesus prayed for them, nothing happened, then who is Papa?
Jesus prayed for them, because of their unbelief, nothing happened.
There are many who are swimming in breakthroughs here that have never seen me once, face to face.
We have a staff in our office here. He has been there for about 8 years, I ran into him on the stairs and I said, “you are looking for someone?” He said, “No, I work here.”
I said: Since when? I have never seen him once in my life. A young man. 8 years. In this office, not in the market.
And somebody must see me every day. Every day! Every day, they must see me.
Because of your unbelief. There is no anointing under heaven that can make what you don’t believe happen in your life. It is to everyone according to his faith, not the faith of his prophet – Matthew 9:29
Not the faith of his Apostle; his faith.
Sir, what you won’t believe, fasting won’t deliver. Fasting cannot deliver what you won’t believe. Waste of energy, waste of time, waste of strength.
Whatever you won’t believe, fasting won’t make happen. Stop tormenting yourself.
You won’t believe, fasting is zero.
That is why they call Christianity, ‘the faith.’ Christianity lacks substance without faith. Faith is the substance of redemption. Nothing happens behind faith in the Kingdom.
Now you are seated in a Faith Centre, in a globally reckoned with Faith Centre and then nothing, because there is no commitment to developing your faith.
No commitment!

That’s why I said, “take it easy, things are rushing at you this morning, to reposition you for a More Than A Conqueror’s lifestyle.”
Without your faith, no one can make anything happen in your life. Without faith, no personal rigour in terms of fasting and prayer will make a difference.
The just shall live by his faith – Habakkuk 2:4
Just like man shall live by the functionality of his heart. When his heart packs up, his life packs up.
The just shall live by his faith.
Peter saw that the man had faith to be healed and he said, “rise up my friend” and he rose up. He saw faith in him.
Jesus saw faith in that paralytic man coming down from the roof, “take up your bed my friend and go home” – Mark 2:4-5, 11
The faith of individuals is what determines the outcome of his life.
Now the just shall live by faith but if anyone backs out on faith, my soul shall have no pleasure in him – Hebrews 10:38
It is to everyone according to his faith – Matthew 9:29
It is to you and me according to our faith.
“Well I don’t know what is happening in that Church. Why is everybody not testifying?” not everybody believes.
You know prophecies don’t answer to any kind of faith, but strong faith.
Strong faith that considers nothing negative. You smile at doctor’s report and disdain it.
Abraham considered not his own body which was now as good as dead neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb but was strong in faith, he staggered not – Romans 4:19-20
Then Isaac came and everything God said came to pass.

Little faith can’t calm the storm. Wake up: commit to developing your faith. You have amazing resources in this Church Sir that you have no excuse under Heaven to be faith down.
We have a package that has almost 90 or 100 teachings on faith. We have all kinds of books on faith. From Primary Baby class to full grown adult class. You have no reason.
Faith is not faith, faith is in measure, faith is in degrees.
Little faith can’t calm the storm. Even Peter went down with little faith.
Little faith can’t deliver a prophecy because most of the times, many things are contrary.
Now listen, “He will build this Church”: He didn’t ask us “where is the budget?”
You can’t use this psychedelic faith, chocolate faith to handle that.
You are going to build this thing (Faith Tabernacle) in one year! Where is the budget?
Our budget had run through, He was saying that to us in September, budget started running in January. Can that be extra-budgeted? No
It takes strong faith to see prophetic Word come to pass in your life. Strong faith.

“Okay, it is I”: so we started building Covenant University in March. Then people resumed there in October. What kind of thing is that?
It wasn’t covered in the budget, yet He delivered it without debt.
Strong faith! Chocolate faith won’t deliver that Sir. Peppermint faith won’t deliver that.
Chew gum faith won’t deliver that.
Strong faith!

“It is time to get the aircraft in March”: He didn’t…”make sure you get some money.” By September, aircraft landed.
Not aircraft that they packed ooo, that is flying around.
From 1996, ask those who fly, how many years they succeed in flying? Till Jesus comes, this Commission will keep flying.
-In this vein, members of this Church will keep flying.
-We will soon have problems with parking space for helicopters.
They will say, “you stayed here last Sunday, you won’t stay here. Go and park at the airport when it is time, they will come and pick you.”
That is why you need to build your faith. We are not playing around. It takes strong faith.

Building 5000 Churches this year and “Lord, when did we build the last 1000?”
It takes faith to even take steps.
And now, we not building anymore this year; He said, “You are building 10,000 this year.” So I said, “God said, He will build 10,000 (Churches)”, it is not me. I can’t say that forever.”
Did He do that or not?
It takes strong faith to see prophecies.
All this, “I don’t know what God said in January. Look at me now, nothing has happened in February”: He has canceled the happening for the year.
We stayed here 1st Sunday after dedication and I asked everyone of you to come to Faith entrance. How many remember? There was no point scattering.
So we all came and I said, “watch we will soon start 2nd Service.”
Some people’s jaws came down. Did we start or not?
Strong faith despises all contrary situation. It is always Pros, no cons; not pros and cons. Always pros: Pro-God, Pro-the integrity of His Word. That is what it is.

A woman came to me in Kaduna and said, “she has lost the baby.”
I said: What happened?
She said: she saw blood
I said: Was it blood you are pregnant with or baby? She looked at me. You don’t know the difference between blood and baby. They are not even spelt the same.
Her faith came alive, miscarriage canceled. Husband was not in, husband travelled.
It takes strong faith.
-Somebody is collecting her baby this morning.
And then any little blood, “and Papa said…” Your chocolate faith is your problem.
Peppermint faith.
We can close at any time, just signal to me because what I need to tell you is how to see prophecies fulfilled and what am I telling you now?
It is not a syllabus that you are going to write exams on. It is to get the truth into your spirit and then go home.

I have never asked the Lord, “where will you get the money?” God doesn’t talk careless(ly). What He says, He creates.
-May every Word spoken into your life today be created through the instrumentality of your faith.
I have never branched anywhere else in my life, for any kind of help. Never. 53 years running, bouncing in the faith: from triumph to triumph; from glory to glory.
I have never settled down to mind gainsayers and wishful talkers. I am just having a nice time Sir.
Sleep like a baby. I am too conscious of the angels all around me. I am not assuming it. I have come to be conscious of it. I believe it hook, line and sinker.
You want to prove it? Try it! Fiery angels with flaming swords to deliver them that fear Him, so it is not guess work.
I walked around this forest in the night alone, before we moved here. I tell people that came with me to stay by the road, “I am coming. Let me announce that somebody stronger than you in the person of Christ is in this forest.”
Your choice is what determines your lot.
When you choose to believe the truth, you triumph without sweat.
When you decide to ‘dis-believe’ the truth, you keep on with your struggles. The choice is yours.

We have been told over and again, that prophecies are the unveiling of God’s plans and purpose as it relates to us as individuals or as a people.
“This is My agenda. If you will not believe, surely it will not be established in your life.”
“This is My plan as contained in My Word. You won’t believe, you won’t see it.”
But blessed is she that believed for there shall be a performance of those things which are told her from the Lord – Luke 1:45
-May you be among those blessed individuals in the name of Jesus Christ.

HOW POWERFUL ARE PROPHECIES?
1. God speaks according to His creative power.
Whatever God can create is created when we believe what He said. It is our faith that determines what is created for us.
I chose to believe Matthew 6:33 hook, line and sinker. I became very conscious of the outcome of its contents. I became so relaxed about tomorrow and I am still relaxed. So it is creating the content as I chose to believe. The content of ‘all these shall be added to you’ is being created day in day out.
I have never been on a prayer episode for things: “O Lord God, all my peers have built houses, I build houses. I build houses now. I call it to existence. Storey building. My God, storey building. Highbrow. Not forest brow like Canaanland. Highbrow of Lagos (speaks in tongues).”
You know I have never seen a car in a dream, in my life. That I have dreamt and I saw a car, driving. No, I saw enough during the day.
Everything in Matthew 6:33, the contents is being created in my life. I have accessed places that there is no skill wherefore you can get it. We are here this morning, maybe 178, maybe 200 nations are hearing this bush man by a Word of prophecy that came that I chose to believe even when there was no internet in town and is being created.
What you believe from His Word is what He creates in your life. If you will not believe, nothing shall be created.

When I chose to believe the covenant of empowerment for wealth, I saw myself a super wealthy man. No bank account. You can’t convince me otherwise.
You are looking for a wealthy man, “look at this boy.”
“Ehnn, these people are deceiving themselves. This boy said he is wealthy.”
That is how I deceived myself to this point.

Whatever you receive and believe, God creates for you.
How powerful are prophecies? They are things that God is set to create as you believe.

I received the Word of hitch free marriage before we were married. I believed and received it hook, line and sinker and told my own counsellor, he said, “David, now tell me at this point, what are you looking forward to in this marriage?”
I said: Hitch free marriage
“Hitch free marriage, what do you mean?” because then we used to talk about how to solve problems and I hate problems. I can’t go and sign up for a problem when I know it is a problem,
“What is your plan O God for marriage?” And He showed me it to me. My God, I received it, I believed it, I was too bold. I never heard that statement from anywhere else in my life. It was my response to what He showed me.

Can I tell this house, I have never taken my family to prayer mountain on any issue! It is what you receive and believe that God creates.
Stop hanging on, “I am going to fast, I am going to pray.” Most of the times, we say the devil is the matter: No, it is your choice. When you choose to believe the truth, the devil is out of the equation.
He said, “I lay before you life and death, blessing and cursing. You choose life, that you and your seed may live” – Deuteronomy 30:19
He didn’t say, “if the devil allows.”
Your choice is stronger than the strongest devil in hell. Your choice to believe the truth will silence every devil everywhere – 1 John 5:4
Take the shield of faith to quench all the fiery darts of the devil – Ephesians 6:16
The devil is not the challenge, it is your faith.
“But I believe”: Weak faith
“I believe”: Little faith
“I believe”: Staggering faith
Believe in the morning, doubt in the afternoon, believe in the evening and doubt before you go to bed.
Altering between 2 opinions: If God be God, serve Him.
Believe today, disbelief tomorrow. “Things are tough”: disbelief again.
“Things look like it is coming up”: You will stand to believe. And then you believe small, you doubt small.
A double minded is unstable in all his ways, let him not think he shall receive anything from God – James 1:6-7

Stable faith. Storm weathering faith. Faith that is intact no matter what is going on.
We were trying to land in Lagos one time and it was a battle. The plane will come down, then thunder strike. I said, “relax.” It is Lagos we arranged to go, not anywhere else. We are getting down to Lagos
You say, “did you land?” That is why you see me here.

We always land. One billion demons in the air can’t stop the plane.
What you believe is what God creates.

We believed the one-year verdict on this building (Faith Tabernacle), did He create it or not?
Sir, it is a creation of God, there is nobody, nobody can claim glory for it. Jesus created it.
-He will create wonders in your life.
Now listen, doctors have given you all kinds of verdicts: “Well, let’s tell you the truth, you cannot have a child.” They call every name that scares your life and you know they have long, long names. They give you some names that can give you headache because they when they call some names, you don’t know.
Forget it. Light cannot be threatened by darkness
-As the Lord liveth, who sent me, whose I am and whom I serve, anyone of you that cares to believe today, you are returning back home with your children.

“This time tomorrow”: And He created it – 2 Kings 7:1-2
Abundance of food on the streets of Samaria.
“This time tomorrow”: Somebody said, “how can this thing be? We are not bigots.”
He (God) said, “you mean what, you are comparing God with man? I shut your mouth” and you know how he died.
2 Kings 7:19-20
-May you not be found despising God.

“Your brother shall live again”, He said to Mary and Martha. Did Lazarus come out or not?
Whatever He says, He creates. By that time, He was stinking.
John 11:39
When God speaks, what He says is created.

2. God speaks according to His unlimited resources.
Don’t ever ask God, “How?” Believe what He says then He unleashes His unlimited resources to accomplish it.
The silver is mine and the gold is mine saith the Lord – Haggai 2:8
He releases His unlimited resources to accomplish whatever He declares.

HOW TO SEE PROPHECIES FULFILLED?
1. The faith that will see prophecy fulfilled must be sustained to the end.
At the end it shall speak. Though it tarries, wait for it. It shall surely come to pass, it shall not tarry – Habakkuk 2:3
The just shall live by his faith, but if any man turns back at any point, I will turn my back – Habakkuk 2:4
The faith that will see prophecies fulfilled must be sustained to the end.
Hebrews 10:38
Romans 4:20
If you are Abraham’s seed, then you do the works of Abraham – John 8:39

2. To see prophecies fulfilled, we must remain confident in the validity of that prophetic woman.
We met a woman or they met her, because I never saw her, in our Crusade in Bauchi. She came from Jos 1988 and went back to Jos and told the husband, “I am pregnant.”
The husband said, “just yesterday.” She said, “I got pregnant from that Crusade ground last night” and that was it, 9 months’ time she delivered.
It takes confidence in God and the integrity of His Word to see prophecies fulfilled. I never saw her, I never laid hands on her. She got it there.

The woman that we read her testimony this morning, I never saw her, never laid hands on her.

She just connected with God confidence, not self-confidence.
God confidence – Hebrews 10:35
Don’t let go your confidence in God. He is an ever reliable, ever dependable covenant keeper. You can’t see prophecies fulfilled without being confident in God.
Our Secretary Bishop Joseph Ebrohimen “I saw wings in the sky.” He now said, “God said it is an aircraft.” I said, “No. Wings: Aircrafts. Don’t pity God. Aircrafts.”
There was only one Beetle car in that meeting. We were eating with plastic plates, from a rundown Secondary School, but I saw aircrafts, not one. What a nonsense is that!
In that meeting, I saw 50,000-seat sanctuary.
In that meeting, I saw a press operating at an industrial scale. We didn’t have a typewriter.
Confidence.
I said: No, add ‘s’. He said, “aircrafts.” Can you buy one? So what is your problem? Write what He says.
God confidence works wonders. He is not man that He should lie.
He says it, “you be confident in your Him, to make it happen.”
That is how faith makes it happened.

3. You want to see prophecies come to pass, remain at peace with God.
Stop harassing God.

Stop questioning God, so you don’t end up a question mark.
Just restfully, peacefully settle with God.
He said, “The Lord shall fight for you and you shall hold your peace” – Exodus 14:14
Hold your peace!
Be still and you will know that I am God – Psalm 46:10
You be still, be at peace with God, be at peace with yourself. All this ‘giri giri’ won’t do anything. At peace with God and at peace with yourself.

4. Continue to rejoice in spite of what may be happening to the contrary.
Habakkuk 3:17-19
I will never doubt what He says. Then God will step in and make your feet like hinds’ feet and get you upon your high places.
-You are the one God is talking to.
I will rejoice and be glad in Him. I will rejoice and be glad. I will lift up my voice to sing praise to the Lord, this is the day He has made.
If you have watched prophecies come to pass concerning this Church, you will find us ever smiling, ever at peace. No pretence, we just understand the rule of the game.
Be at peace, allow God to have His way.

Let God take over. Don’t carry what is not yours. Yours is to believe, God’s own is to perform. You can’t perform anything.
Luke 1:45
If you believe, you will be at peace.
Those that have believed, have entered into rest.
Your restlessness is a proof of unbelief
Not, “O God, the month is coming ooo.” Under this kind of anointing and divine presence, you are now shaking because your period time is coming. That is why it came.
Be at peace. You see it, you despise it.
You know one woman, they said, “she had fibroid.” She said, “No, I have a baby.”
The man said, “I am a Gynaecologist of a renowned order.”
She said: I don’t know who you are but I don’t have fibroid. She kept anointing her tummy, she gave birth to a fine boy and there was oil on the forehead of the child.
Come on, wake up. Don’t let the devil play you out of your inheritance. Don’t let any devil play you out of your inheritance!!
If you brought any baby item today, now listen to me, they are turned to babies now.
You believe it, He creates it; you don’t believe it, good luck. I just hope you will.
You believe it, He creates it; you don’t believe it, good luck.
-He has done for many. It is your turn today.
I have joyful fathers and mothers of nations in this house.
-In 9 months’ time, you will all testify.

Give God thanks. In Jesus name we have given thanks.

Listen to this very carefully because faith that is not anchored on the Word is unsound. It can’t stand the test of time.

But when you anchor your faith on the Word, it is on the rock. The storms can’t shake it.

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