EVERY SINGLE WORD FROM GOD IS BACKED BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE COURT OF HEAVEN.
EVERY PROPHETIC WORD IS SAID TO BE SETTLED IN HEAVEN FOREVER. HOWEVER, IT ONLY DELIVERS BY FAITH ON THE EARTH.
GOD SPEAKS ACCORDING TO THE CAPACITY OF HIS HAND, NOT ACCORDING TO YOUR OWN ABILITY.
GOD’S HAND IS STRETCHED OUT IN THE DIRECTION OF MAN’S FAITH. WHEN YOUR FAITH RISES UP, GOD’S HAND GOES FORTH.
THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT GOD HAS NO ABILITY TO DO. IT IS NOT HIS ABILITY THAT IS THE MATTER, IT IS OUR FAITH THAT IS THE ISSUE.
YOU WILL SEE THE HAND OF GOD MANIFEST SUPERNATURALLY IN YOUR LIFE BUT YOU WILL NEED TO BUILD YOUR FAITH; GROW YOUR FAITH AND DEVELOP YOUR FAITH.
THIS YEAR SHALL BE YOUR BEST YEAR.
-Pastor David Oyedepo Jr at CHoP
Father, this morning, we thank You, we give You the praise for the blessing of being in Your presence on this first Covenant Hour of Prayer in this brand-new year.
We celebrate your faithfulness and your goodness towards us. Thank You for the answers You have given to our prayers offered this morning and thank You for the testimonies of Your mighty hand at work as we heard this morning. We give You all the praise.
Now Lord, our eyes are on You again today. We ask that You will speak to us, let Your Word transform us. We give all the praise and glory to Your holy name, in Jesus precious name we have prayed.
From God’s Word, it is clear that God is not a joker. He says what He means and He means what He says – Isaiah 14:24
Isaiah 34:16 – What that simply means is that every statement made by God, whether in prophecy or in scriptures which is our more sure Word of prophecy, is guaranteed by the integrity of God.
Numbers 23:19, Psalm 89:34
Every time God speaks, His integrity backs what He says. That is why we see from scriptures that God’s Word is not only a promise but a covenant backed by an oath.
When there is a person who purchases for example a property, if he wants to end contention, he ensures that he presses on until he gets the C of O (Certificate of Occupancy).
That C of O is a document that is given by an authority, as it were backed by the authority of the court. God said concerning every Word He has spoken, He took Himself to Heaven’s Court and sealed it with an oath, so that by two immutable things it was impossible for God to lie.
Every single Word from God is backed by the authority of the court of Heaven.
What that means is that the Word of God is sure to come to pass.
Mark 10:27 – There is nothing classified as impossible with God. That means that every one provision of God in His Word is available to be manifested in our lives.
-I pray that for each one of us in this year, the Word that God has spoken concerning us will find practical expression in our lives in the name of Jesus Christ.
Therefore, every prophetic Word is said to be settled in Heaven forever. However, it only delivers by faith on the earth.
However, to deliver on the earth, in your life and my life, there is a requirement of faith.
What that means therefore is that it is not the validity of the prophetic Word but the capacity of our faith that determines whether that Word comes to pass in our lives or not.
It is not the validity of the prophetic Word. God will not speak what He has no capacity to do. But it is rather the capacity of our faith that determines whether that prophetic Word comes to pass in our lives or not.
The Word of God tells us very clearly in John chapter 11 verse 40, “…if you believe, you will see the glory of God.” So what we experience is determined by our faith; that is difference maker.
That is why all through this week, in our Covenant Hour of Prayer, we shall be examining the subject:
EVERY PROPHETIC WORD DELIVERS BY FAITH
What that means is that the prophetic Word concerning this year is according to your faith, not according to God’s ability. God speaks from what the Bible refers to as the realm of excellent glory – 2 Peter 1:17
That means His dimension of operation exceeds what any man can imagine.
Ephesians 3:20 – There is nothing you can imagine that God has no ability to do. So it is not His ability that is the matter, it is our faith that is the issue.
-That is why I pray that for each one of us, in this new year, our faith will rise to take full delivery of the prophetic Word.
Why is this? Because it takes the hand of God to deliver any prophetic agenda.
1 Kings 8:15
The fulfillment of every prophetic agenda only occurs by the operation of His hand. That is because God speaks according to the capacity of His hand, not according to your own ability. He speaks according to the capacity of His hand.
Isaiah 8:11 – Every Word God speaks is according to the ability of His hand. His hand is what fulfills every Word that He speaks.
He said to the children of Israel that, “I will bring you out and bring you into a land of promise.”
When God is speaking, He is not speaking according to your ability. He is speaking according to His own capacity.
But the hand of God can only be provoked into action by faith.
Isaiah 53:1 – God’s hand is stretched out in the direction of man’s faith. When your faith rises up, God’s hand goes forth. It goes forth to perform that which your faith has risen to see. You heard the testimony of the second testifier that had that drug addiction for many years and said, “I had tried and tried but then I settled down and began to study concerning effective prayer; how to make the most of prayers and fasting.” Right there, he said, “as I was praying, there was a hollow vessel that came forth, dryness came” and that was how the thirst for drugs dried up.
Why? Because faith had been built up on how to pray effectively, so the prayer was no more a casual engagement, it was a prayer with instant effect. He said, “not only did it stop but I have no more memory of it.”
“I have no more memory”: It is not that one is still struggling and struggling.
No. By reason of that, the hand of God simply went to work and pulled out the vessel.
You know when you talk about a hollow vessel, you are talking about something that is empty, looking for filling. There was as it were, a cup inside that was waiting to be filled up continuously and the cup looked empty. So it makes the person addicted. Continuously looking for that which he must be satisfied, but God took the cup out.
There was no cup inside, there was no more remembrance of any kind of lifestyle before then. It was shattered because the hand of God went into operation.
-For somebody this morning, as your faith rises up, God’s hand will go into operation in your life.
“According to your faith be it unto you” – so your portion is faith determined because His hand stretches in the direction of your faith.
What we are saying this morning is simple, every prophecy draws on divine capacity for delivery, but that divine capacity is made manifest by faith.
We saw it earlier, “surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass and as I have purposed, so shall it stand” – Isaiah 14:24
-For someone here this morning, or connected from wherever you are across the globe, by the rising of your faith, you will see the hand of God manifest supernaturally in your life.
What that means therefore is simple:
Build your faith.
Grow your faith.
Develop your faith.
And as you do so, you will see the hand of God deliver the unimaginable in your life this year.
-This year shall be your best year yet, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Prayers: Lord, I receive grace to build my faith. Lord, I receive grace to develop my faith. Lord, I receive grace to grow my faith, in order to see prophecies delivered in my life.
Receive grace from God. I receive that grace this morning. Connect with that grace today.
I receive grace to build my faith, to develop my faith, to grow my faith in order to take delivery of prophecies. Thank You mighty God, in Jesus precious name we have prayed.
As you have asked of the Lord, so shall it be done unto you, in Jesus precious name.
SPEAK TO THE DAY
Now another day is here. Speak forth to the day and make your decrees and declarations concerning the day. Make your decrees and declaration. Speak forth into the day. Declare the blessing of God upon the day.
This day is declared blessed, this day is declared prosperous, this day is declared favoured, this day is declared productive, this day is declared a day of speed in the name of Jesus Christ.
Speak to the day: Nothing is permitted to go amiss today. All things are commanded to work together for good today, in the name of Jesus Christ, so shall it be in Jesus precious name.
-Now go in peace.
-This day is declared blessed.
-Every Word you have spoken into the day answers on your behalf, in the name of Jesus Christ. So shall it be, in Jesus precious name.
CHoP is an acronym for Covenant Hour of Prayer