STOP ADVISING GOD, IT DOESN’T WORK.
INSTRUCTIONS ARE THE HIGHWAY TO DISTINCTION IN YOUR LIFE’S ENDEAVOURS.
LAWYERS DON’T SLEEP IN THE COURT ROOM. THEY DON’T DOZE IN PRESENTING THEIR CASE.
“ORUN KE? NI WAJU ADAJO” (SLEEP? HOW? BEFORE A JUDGE?) – THAT IS A PROVERB FROM MY VILLAGE.
WHEN YOU ARE IN PRAYER, YOU ARE BEFORE THE JUDGE OF ALL THE EARTH.
BE ACTIVE, BE ALIVE, YOU ARE WINNING EVERY CASE.
ALWAYS DEFINE YOUR SPECIFIC DEMANDS IN PRAYERS.
THOSE ARE THE PRAYERS THAT WILL RECEIVE ATTENTION, RECEIVE AUDIENCE AND ENJOY RESPONSE.
- Bishop David Oyedepo at CHoP
We are living in a world that celebrates the liberty of human beings and most of the time, we take liberty for license. It is an age where instructions don’t fly:
“I have my life to live. Don’t tell me how to live.”
You don’t have a place in the Kingdom without being open to instructions. 75 per cent of scriptures is instructions, 25 per cent only: principles, which you choose to engage with or not to engage with. But think of corrections, reproof, instruction; they are all in the family of instructions.
“Stop that. That is not the way to go”: That is rebuke.
“Now, this is the way to go”: That is correction
“This is what you must do”: That is instruction
They are all in the same family. So when you are not disposed to instructions, you can’t make much out of your walk with God.
Your opinion is irrelevant, your opinion does not count in your walk with God. Please enjoy instructions.
Take fast hold of instructions – Proverbs 4:13
Instructions: the highway to distinction in your life’s endeavours. God has no uncle, He is God alone, He is God by Himself. God has no counsellor, He is the counsel.
Stop advising God, it doesn’t work. You can do nothing against the truth but for the truth – John 8:32
Truth is truth. Take it or leave it.
-In the name of Jesus, the meekness required for a quality walk with God, receive it right now.
Can I have you say, “I will no longer advise God, if ever I did in the past. So help me Jesus. Amen.”
We have been looking at:
ENGAGING THE WONDERS OF SPECIFIC DEMANDS ON OUR PRAYER ALTAR.
“Hitherto, you have asked nothing”: That means, I can’t understand what you are asking. I don’t know what exactly you want,” but ask and you shall receive that your joy may be full” – John 16:24
Bartimaeus come: what is the problem? What exactly do you want? Because I have been hearing, ‘Jesus, have mercy’ – Mark 10:51
I heard your groaning but I don’t understand what you are saying. What do you want exactly?
“That I may receive my sight”: You would have said that. What is all this noise all around?
Ambiguities never fly on the prayer altar but specifics.
Hezekiah said in the days of his challenge, “why should I be deprived of the residue of my years. I am not ready to die”
“Ehn ehn, okay. Isaiah go and tell him. He shall not die, I have withdrawn my word”- Isaiah 38:5
It would be foolhardy to start praying for breakthrough at that point. You are confronted with death and you now say, “O God, give me breakthrough.” Where are you going to break it to?
God had sent Isaiah to him and said, “put your house in order for you shall surely die” – Isaiah 38:1
“I said, in the days of the cutting up of my days, why should I be deprived the number of my years?” – It’s that specific demand that God heard that added 15 more years to him.
We serve a God of specific response in prayers.
The 2 blind men of Jericho wanted their sight back and they got it – Matthew 9:28
They were not looking for a job, you need eyes to get a job.
The Apostles of Christ demanded specifically for signs and wonders
Then the place was shaken while they prayed. They were filled with the Holy Ghost and spake the Word of God with power, with boldness, thereby commanding signs and wonders.
God responds to specifics in prayers.
Peter was shut up in prison and prayer was made continually by the Church for him. An angel appeared to him in the prison and brought Peter out supernaturally, in response to their specific prayer – Acts 12:5
Otherwise, maybe they would have been slain
Acts 12: 5-12
God stepped in, the Angel of the Lord came upon him – Acts 12:7
Just wear your sandals, dress up properly and follow me. He thought he was in a dream.
The first gate opened up, second gate opened up and he found himself in the house of Mary where they were praying – Acts 12:12
Great escape in response to the specific prayer of the saints.
“Lord, by the blood of Jesus, set every endangered Winner free today”: You have told Him what exactly you want
“O mighty rushing wind of the Holy Ghost, bring minimum twice the number of first timers that appeared last Sunday this Sunday”: You are defining it.
“O Lord, let every Pastor on this platform, minister as an oracle of God, just a microphone, You are speaking through them this coming Service”: You are praying.
Then you sit down in Church, you will just find the man operating at another frequency, in response to your prayer, because he is no longer a teacher, he is an oracle. He is no longer a teacher now, he is an oracle of God.
He just opens his mouth and God is just pouring it out. That is what they call utterance.
You are just the vocal system that He is using, you are not the one speaking. He just engages your vocal system to communicate.
There will be so many oracles of God in these last days. They stand on the pulpit and what you see is Jesus.
They are just raw oracles of God.
He said, “pray for us that utterance may be granted us” – That’s being an oracle.
Not understanding now, utterance. It speaks above you and through you. He is speaking to you, you are also learning as it is coming out. That is what we mean by oracles. You wish you could write when you are teaching because He is the One pouring Himself out through you.
We can pray our altar to become oracles of God; pray all our pulpits to start serving as oracles of God. You are praying specifically.
When Jesus speaks, things happen. He was teaching and the power of God was present to heal. He was there healing all manner of sickness, all manner of disease, demons screaming out – Matthew 4: 23
That is when oracles are in place.
“Angels of God, appear to every unsaved the same way you did to Cornelius and draft them to Church this coming Sunday and give us a testimony ‘that I didn’t know how I came. I just woke up in the morning and He said, start following that vehicle’.”: You know you have heard such statements before.
Drive after that vehicle. Just be going. Those buses, drive after them; and he got here, in front of the tabernacle, “this is what I saw in the dream.”
Nobody said, “come.”
One time I said, “those who are not invited by anybody who are in this Church, stand”: You saw the crowd. They were not preached to by nobody. Those are angelic activities.
“Angels of God, take over our harvest field. You are the Reapers of the end-time harvest and we are in the end time. Show yourself, draft into this Church next Sunday, minimum twice the number you drafted last Sunday”: You are talking, the Commanding Officer will say, “Angels, take instruction: minimum twice that you appeared to last Sunday, this Sunday.” So from 10 to 20. You must recognize that they are doing it, they are doing it every day.
You don’t recognize, you can’t ask them to do the next.
Somebody was going to a herbalist, a native doctor to look for money and then the vehicle missed its road to our gate.
So he said, “I have been hearing of Canaanland, let me even watch and see what will happen.” Then his (phone) battery died so he couldn’t communicate with his native doctor any more.
Full charged telephone, the phone died. It was a Midweek Service, he wangled his way to be in the Service, there he got saved. The medicine he was going to do in one village, somewhere lost in Ogun State, the following Saturday or 2 days after, he got a letter that he has gotten a job. Right on this ground.
Those are the strange activities of these great forces.
Get down specific.
“Angels come”: To do what?
“Reap the harvest’: Which one?
-We will see wonders oooo
Pick these instructions and engage with them. You may lead 5 people practically to Christ and your prayer has brought 50.
You brought 10 (people) in and the 10 brought 10, 10, 10
“O Lord, turn every of my new converts to active disciples of Christ after the order of the Samaritan woman.”
One of our converts, we call her Samaritan woman: 2 big buses that she uses to carry people every Sunday. One person!
-One of your converts this year will explode.
By praying specific prayers. Don’t come to any Church Service without praying for the Service.
“Lord, touch everybody today”: He will say, “I will touch you first”, because the husbandman that labours must be the first partaker of the fruits. “I will touch you first my son, you have touched My soul.”
“Let no man or woman with any challenge from hell go from this Service without being set free”: He will say, “you are number 1. All those nonsense dreams, I cancel them right now.”
“O Lord, I pray that You destroy the yoke of marital bondage in the lives of young men and women who are looking up to You for miracles.” He will say, “I know you need it but you have left your own alone, I will do yours first.” That is what He does.
-Nobody will pray any prayer dozing anymore.
Lawyers don’t doze in the court room. Can you imagine how the Judge will react? And they know how to insult people. When they rain insults on you, your entire sense will come alive. Lawyers don’t sleep in the court room.
They don’t doze in presenting their case.
“Orun ke? Ni waju adajo” (Sleep? How? Before a Judge?) – that is a proverb from my village.
When you are in prayer, you are before the Judge of all the earth. Be active, be alive, you are winning every case.
-You are winning every case.
Always define your specific demands in prayers. It is the one that will receive attention, receive audience and enjoy response.
Prayers: Thank God for light. Thank God for instructions that guarantee answered prayers.
No more empty prayers, no more praying in vain, no more praying the prayers you don’t know what to expect in return. No more ambiguities on your prayer altar.
No more ambiguities on my prayer altar from henceforth. Help me to define my specific demands at all times, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Now we have the last 3-day module segment of this prayer and fasting time. The last of any of God’s agenda is everybody’s time.
It’s the last day, don’t miss it. Come, it’s the last day, don’t miss it.
Whatever has not enjoyed specifics in your prayer since we began: 1st module, 2nd module, to the 6th module; now define it, it’s not late.
“O Lord, make me well”: When?
It’s not me you will tell, you will tell Him (God).
“O Lord, keep me burning for you”: When? And for how long?
So pray it, instead of telling me.
“Give me a child”: Which kind?
“Male child”: Get it
“Give me a child”: How?
“Show me the secret of Kingdom prosperity”: That was what I went for, that was what I asked for; that is what He did.
“Show me the power behind the ministry of Ezekiel”: That was what I went for, that’s what He answered me.
“Give me an experience of the power at work in the Acts of the Apostles”: That was what I went for, that’s what I returned with.
Be specific. Ask specific questions, that is the only way to get an answer.
That is why you ask someone and you say, “what exactly are you saying?”
How many have experienced that in counselling: they just come to you and tell stories and you can’t tell where they are going, where they are coming from.
“Exactly, what do you want?”
“You don’t know what you want and you came here?”
Give God thanks, the siege is over.
-The siege of praying without getting results is over, in the name of Jesus Christ.
…But as for you and your household, the destroyer shall not come near you again.
-Your territory shall be a no go area for destroyers, in the name of Jesus Christ.
…Tomorrow morning’s service, come prepared to come under the showers of His blessings and the instructions to keep those blessings on, so you don’t have the blessings today and lose it tomorrow. It shall be so for you.