IT IS FORBIDDEN FOR ANY STAFF TO SAY THERE IS ‘NO MONEY’ IN OUR MINISTRY.
IF YOU SAY SO, YOU WILL BE SACKED BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE BECOME POOR FROM THE MOUTH.
YOU SHARE TESTIMONY YOU DON’T SHARE TRIALS
-Pastor David Ibiyeomie at Salvation Ministries Home of Success| Sunday Service.
You have to back what you know with faith, the devil also believes, your belief should be of faith, should be what?
Faith is standing on the integrity of God’s Word, irrespective of the contradictory circumstances where you don’t panic no matter what happens, God didn’t say so, I am not shaking no matter what happens.
I was sick to death and I stood on the integrity of God’s Word of Matthew 8:17 my eyes were yellow but I said himself took, Satan said look at your eyes in the mirror, I said shut up, himself took. When I stand on the integrity of that Word, the word contradicts the contradiction.
Faith contradicts every contradiction; faith says this is what God has said therefore I am not panicking on the inside no matter what may look contrary.
Are you getting what I am saying? Listen, 1997 when we came to Port Harcourt to start the ministry, one day we were to go for evangelism and they came to me because it is forbidden to say that there is no money.
If you say so, we will sack you that day in the office. You don’t say it, it is a language you must not say. “NO MONEY”. Because there is always money, most people become poor from their mouth.
So, they came to me and said sir, we are to go for evangelism, just like the one we are going for this Saturday. It was the same pattern that time but that time the Church has not reached this level, then nobody has a motor, it was only one member that has a car the day he does not come you won’t see any car.
This Church that is parking cars now, there was a time when we had no cars, there was only one man that had a car, I can remember Toyota Cressida, later another man bought a Toyota Camry, two of them were working with Julius Berger.
So, if the two of them are not around, no car will be parked that day.
So, we had to hire a bus. Listen, they were to hire a bus and they came to me, no dime was available. They said sir you know we need to go for evangelism, we need to hire one bus to carry the members, I said to them go and hire and not 1 Kobo was available and I must not tell them that there is no money. Because it’s against scripture.
I saw from God’s Word “when I sent you without a purse or scrip lack ye anything. Luke 22: 35. That was the scripture I stood on. I am not sending myself on evangelism, Lord it’s your church.
So, you can’t send me on an errand without transportation. So, when they came, I said go and get a bus. Say with me faith. When they say somebody do something finds out his level of faith. I said get a bus, not one person knew that there was no money and we must not owe, I can’t tell the driver come back to collect your money tomorrow.
I said get a bus, they got the bus and the man gave us the bill. I said go ahead by the time you come back we will pay you.
Say with me: faith.
So, they moved, before anybody could move a man said God said to him that he should come and pay #10,000 tithe. #10,000 as at that time is a bug money, the entire income of the Church that time was #7,000 and somebody came to pay #10,000.
Do you know the meaning that is the total income, including my offering and tithe everything was just #7,000 and somebody came to pay #10,000. You understand that the whole Church plus mine is just #7,000. You don’t know where God lifted us from that is why some of you are joking.
Then this man just came that God spoke to him that there is a new Church in GRA, pointed where we are, he has never been here before, he drove here and paid his tithe, that is the new place God told him to start paying his tithe. I smiled, it was when he brought the #10,000, I said record it, I told them before when you people were talking there was no Kobo, now it’s a testimony I can share it.