HOW BISHOP OYEDEPO USED HIS INFLUENCE AS A YOUNG TEACHER IN A VILLAGE TO BUILD A GRASS CHURCH AND LEAD MANY TO CHRIST.
THE devil DOES NOT WANT ANYBODY SAVED.
A DEAD MAN DOESN’T HAVE A CHOICE, YOU MAKE THE CHOICE FOR HIM.
Avoid giving the unsaved the opportunity to be confused by the enemy, from making an immediate decision because the devil is after them (2 Corinthians 4:3-4).
The devil does not want anybody saved, so you say; “will you want to give your life to Christ?” In some cases, some will say “yes, I want.” But those that the devil hold very well, you know those type, the devil will whisper to them; “say you will do it later.”
“Okay, I will do it later. Just let me think over it.”
Papa Oyedepo said, when he went to do teaching practice in a village, I think it was in the year of 1973 or so, he came and realized that there was no church in that village at all and he said “what?
There are churches everywhere and in this village, there is no church and I am here, in my lifetime? I am going to build a church before I go.” He was doing teaching practice and in those days, teachers were as respected as doctors are respected – village teachers.
So, he went from house to house, he said, “tell your father, I am going to visit your house today.”
Teacher is coming to our house? Clean the house, clean everything!
Then he comes to the house, most of them other religion, many of them pagans.
He said, “I came to bless all of you with the blessing of the Lord.”
They said, amen!
He said, so pray this prayer with me, the prayer of the blessing. Say; “Lord, I receive your blessing, but I know I am a sinner…” He said, he both preached and led them to Christ inside the prayer.
The prayer he was leading them was the preaching and the altar call inside. By the time his days were over in that village, a church was planted and the District Head brought a lantern and told him, “anywhere church comes, civilization has come. We didn’t have church before, you brought us church.
Now, we give you the gift of this lantern, it is light you brought to this village; may you take this same light to the whole world.
Is he going to the whole world or not?
I never heard this before these principles of giving nobody the chance for the devil to confuse their mind.
My own principle is; a dead man doesn’t have a choice; you make the choice for him. I heard the story of a man who was a marriage counselor, who later became a funeral director.
They said, “why did you change your job?” He said, because all the time people come for counseling after spending three or four hours talking to them, they will still go and divorce. But in this new job, these people, anywhere I lie them, that’s where they lie. What a change; lie here, no argument!
My principle is; “you need Jesus in your life and obviously you know the path you are following is not correct, it will lead you in damnation.
God loves you so much, He has made a provision for you and His help is with you right now. I now you are convinced that you need to know God because you must escape the torment of hell and make Heaven at the end of your life.
I am aware of that. So, pray this prayer with me…” It is 100 per cent and in case they prayed with me because they can’t say no, since I didn’t give them the choice, by the end of the prayer and I lay hands on them and I say, bring your hands, let’s pray; they enter. I say, in the name of Jesus, I break the power of sin over this man. In the name of Jesus, I ask that he will experience the life of Jesus in his life.
In the name of Jesus, the grace to live for God is released on you now; the grace to say yes to God and no to sin, receive it now and go forward in Jesus’ name!
God bless you, I’m sure something great happen to you.
Yes, I know, I can feel something great. Give the Lord the praise and then we take it from there.
Peter said to the crippled man, you are asking me for money, I am not giving you the money you need but such as I have, I give unto you: in the name of Jesus Christ, stand up and walk!