THERE IS NO CHILD OF GOD THAT IS ORDAINED TO BE A LOCAL CHAMPION.
GOD HAS BROUGHT THE CHURCH INTO THE SEASON OF ACCELERATED GREATNESS, ACCELERATED EXPLOITS, ACCELERATED CONQUEST; BUT THE PLATFORM FOR THIS RAPID ELEVATION IS PROVEN DEDICATION.
IN THE PROGRAMME OF GOD, THE INSIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR STARTING POINT DOES NOT DETERMINE YOUR ENDING POINT.
DEDICATION IS THE ULTIMATE SECRET TO OUR ELEVATION.
BIRDS EAT SEEDS, BUT BIRDS LIVE IN TREES. THE SEED THAT COULD HAVE BEEN CONSUMED BY THE BIRDS BECOMES THE DWELLING PLACE OF THE BIRDS WHEN THE SEED IS PLANTED.
WHEN YOU GET PLANTED, YOU BECOME FAR GREATER THAN ANY ATTEMPT OF THE ENEMY TO CONSUME YOU.
-Pastor David Oyedepo Jr at CHoP
Our Father, in the name of Jesus, we thank You for the blessing of being in Your presence. Thank You for all that You have done and for Your faithfulness.
Thank You for the various testimonies that we have heard, they are Your doings and they are marvellous in our eyes. We give all the praise and glory to You.
Now Lord, our eyes are on You this morning, we ask that You speak to us by Your Word and that Your Word will transform our lives. Thank You Father, in Jesus precious name we have prayed.
Our line of exhortation for this week has been:
DEDICATION: A COVENANT PLATFORM FOR THE RISE OF GIANTS
God’s Word makes clear to us that the whole of creation is waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God – Romans 8:19-21
That means all of God’s children are ordained for exploits.
The end time saints are programmed to commanders of exploits.
In other words, God is saying in the end time, men and women of renown, individuals of great influence and impact will all be located in Zion.
In fact, God’s Word refers to this end time saints as saviours – Obadiah 1:21
This is God’s programme. In fact, what that means is that there is no child of God that is ordained to be a local champion, every child of God is ordained to be a global icon.
Who are these 10 men? Is it 10 neighbours? No. He said they will take hold of you, out of all the languages of the nations.
So every child of God is ordained by redemption for global impact. That is God’s design.
In fact, God’s Word makes it clear that these New Testament saints are ordained to exceed all previous records.
So God makes it clear. He said all of those that were born of women, that includes everyone in the Old Testament, He said there is none that was as great as John. However, the least in the Kingdom by potential is greater than he. That means every child of God is ordained to be a record breaker, a pace setter, a path finder.
God has ordained for the end time saints to have mountain top experience when it comes to the school of exploits. So we are in the record breaking days of the Church of Christ. It means we are ordained to set the pace. We are in the record breaking days of the Church of Christ and the good news is that God is intending on executing this purpose speedily.
That means God is in the season of hastening the performance of His counsel among His people.
We are in the season of accelerated greatness, accelerated exploits, accelerated conquest. That is the season that God has brought His Church into, but the platform for this rapid elevation is proven dedication.
The platform for this rapid elevation that God has ordained for His Church is proven dedication
Take note that in (John chapter 12) verse 23, He said, “the hour is come.” Hour connotes that God is saying, “it does not take time.” Every genuine dedication will always result in unusual elevation.
Look at the second testimony that we heard this morning (documented testimony). The Testifier said, “on a particular day, I shared tracts for almost 5 hours and I covered 2 local government (areas). In the process of doing that, God opened my eyes.” His change of level was in the process of dedication. When the dedication reached to a peak point, God opened his eyes to pick his testimony and suddenly his turnaround came and you saw the turnaround coming in rapid succession.
Immediately he got the job, he said, “on the 3rd day, I was invited to the interview. When I entered the organization, I was told to start immediately and on the 3rd day, I was promoted again.” Arrived, his eyes were opened, saw the job. 3 days later, called for the interview, resumed immediately. As soon as he resumed, 3 days later again, elevated. Rapid change of story by genuine dedication.
God makes it very clear that our dedication is the ultimate secret to our elevation. In the programme of God, the insignificance of your starting point does not determine your ending point.
A man can start as insignificant but if he is dedicated, it does not determine the ending point.
It (the mustard seed) is smaller than all but ends up greater than all through the process of dedication. Planting is equal to dedication. When a man takes his life and plants it in dedication to the Kingdom, he enjoys supernatural elevation by the hand of God.
Dream-like turnarounds are the products of dedication. Where things are turning around and it looks like you are dreaming. You are wondering, “how is this happening?” It comes on the platform of dedication.
We look at the example of Nehemiah and then we close this morning.
Nehemiah was a man of unusual passion to see the dignity of Jerusalem restored.
We see the example of that, how that Nehemiah was praying and fasting many days for the state of Jerusalem. His passion was palpable and by chapters 2 and 3, we see how he stood before the King in order to make request on the basis of his passion and his dedication.
Who was Nehemiah? He was a cup bearer. It was not that he was a man of influence, it was not that he was a man of resources, it was not that he was a man of any kind of status, but he was a man of passion. His heart for God could not be negotiated and what became of Nehemiah God’s Word makes clear to us, not only did he have passion for the Kingdom, but he demonstrated unusual dedication.
His dedication to building the wall. No matter the resistance, Nehemiah kept pressing and he concluded, finished the work in 52 days and after that 52 days of engagement, God changed his story.
Nehemiah 5:14 – He became the governor of Judah. A cup bearer without any kind of a resume, without any kind of experience, without any kind of as it were connection, got elevated to the point of ruling the land on the basis of his dedication.
You don’t know how far you can go until you get dedicated.
You don’t know how high you can climb until you get dedicated.
You don’t know how great you can become until you get dedicated.
When you look at the mustard seed, you cannot see the height of the tree that will come out of it, but just plant it first.
It is the planting process that unleashes the greatness within
I will like you to understand that you are loaded with potentials, far beyond what any eye can see. Even those who wish you the best can’t see what God has in store for you, but God says, “get planted and what is inside you will soon show forth to your world.”
God’s Word makes clear concerning the mustard seed, it is the smallest of all seeds, but when it is planted, it becomes the dwelling place for the birds of the air.
Notice that birds eat seeds, but birds live in trees.
The seeds that could have been consumed by the birds becomes the dwelling place of the birds when the seed is planted.
When you get planted, you become far greater than any attempt of the enemy to consume you.
I will like you to note therefore that your dedication is the ultimate key to your elevation.
If there is a prayer that you will pray, “Lord, help me to maintain my dedication.” Because a tree will only grow out of the seed that remains planted.
“Help me to maintain my dedication.”
PRAYERS: Lord, help me to maintain my dedication; not to be off and on; not to be cold and hot. Help me Lord to maintain my dedication.
If I were you, I would pray that prayer with all my heart.
If I remain a seed, I will be consumed by the birds of the earth, but if I get planted, I will become a tree: unconsumable.
Lord, help me to maintain my dedication.
Pray that prayer from the depth of your earth. Help me Lord to maintain my dedication.
Help me Jesus to maintain my dedication. Help me!!!
Makes sure you are praying in faith. Help me Lord to maintain my dedication, to remain fervent, to remain committed, to remain tireless, to remain planted. I receive that grace.
Thank You mighty God and blessed be Your holy name. In Jesus precious name we have prayed.
We have asked for grace this morning, grace to remain dedicated becomes your portion in the name of Jesus.
God’s servant has been saying over this week that the Lord said to him, “you make the choice and God gives the grace.” As long as your choice of dedication is made, the grace for dedication will continue to find expression in your life, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We have our fliers: one more time, breath of God, breathe upon these materials. Lord, turn them to sharp sickles. Breath of God, breathe upon these materials and turn them O Lord into sharp sickles. Turn them O Lord into sharp sickles, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Thank You mighty God, in Jesus precious name.
Every flier and tract, we send forth and declare they are all instruments of harvest. Both those that have been distributed already and those that will be distributed. Let each one return with a mighty harvest. Thank You for doing it Lord, in Jesus precious name we have prayed.
SPEAK TO THE DAY
Speak to your day and make your declarations concerning the day. Remember whatever you declare and decree is what God will deliver. Speak to the day right now, in faith, in confidence and with assurance.
This day is declared blessed, a day of testimonies, in the name of Jesus Christ. Thank You mighty God, in Jesus precious name we have prayed.
-This day is declared blessed.
-From every quarter today, good news will be coming your way, in the name of Jesus Christ.
-As you go out and come in today, you are going out and coming in under the canopy of God’s blessings.
-No mishap, no accident, no breakdowns.
-All through today, enjoy divine favour in the name of Jesus Christ. So shall it be, in Jesus precious name. It is done.
CHoP is an acronym for Covenant Hour of Prayer.