MIRACLES CAN GATHER PEOPLE BUT ONLY THE WORD CAN ESTABLISH THEM – Bishop Oyedepo

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ALL THE PEOPLE THAT ATE FREE FOOD FROM JESUS LEFT HIM. MANY PEOPLE GET MIRACLES AND DISAPPEAR

DON’T ASK GOD FOR ANYTHING THESE 3 DAYS. ASK GOD FOR WHAT IS DEAR TO HIM.

WE ARE PRAYING THAT PRAYER AND HE IS ALLOWING THE ARK PROJECT AND 834 CHURCH PROJECTS TO GO ON SEAMLESSLY

MIRACLES CAN GATHER PEOPLE; ONLY THE WORD CAN ESTABLISH THEM.

THERE ARE TOO MANY PASSIONLESS PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH; THEY PRAY PASSIONLESS PRAYERS AND YET, THEY EXPECT ANSWERS.

PASSION IS A FUEL OF THE SOUL THAT MAKES MAN INSENSITIVE TO INSULT AND ASSAULT.

PASSION DROVE NEHEMIAH INTO HIS PLACE IN DESTINY.
IT’S TIME TO GENERATE GENUINE PASSION FOR GOD; IT WILL SECURE YOUR ULTIMATE DESTINATION IN GOD’S AGENDA.

– Bishop David Oyedepo at Operation Change of Story, Prayer and Fasting,
Faith Tabernacle Ota.

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Shall we lift up our two hands to Heaven and give God thanks for answered prayers tonight; give Him glory and praise, magnify Him, celebrate Him. There’s no one like our God. Give Him glory, give Him praise. Who is like unto thee oh God; glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders; thank You for answers to our prayers, in Jesus precious name we have prayed.

Every believer on the move is fired by passion; passion is the fuel of the soul. Nothing last without passion. There are too many passionless people in the Church; they pray passionless prayers and yet, they expect answers (Jeremiah 29:13).

Passion is a requirement for anyone that wants to remain on the move for God; non-negotiable requirement. Now, I’ll like us to pray:
“Lord, I want Your order of passion in my life. I want the Jesus order of passion in my life; the passion that consumes a man in and out in Jesus precious name.”

Heavenly Father, thank You for tonight, we trust You for a raw encounter for every one of us. Grant each one of us a raw encounter with You via Your Word in the name of Jesus Christ.

Kingdom advancement prayer is every believer’s responsibility. It’s not a gift; it’s not a calling. It’s a covenant responsibility that secures destiny, decorates destiny, empowers believers for impact; a life of meaning – it is every believer’s responsibility (Matthew 6:6, 10).

The kind of job one does or does not do has nothing to do with it. Let’s look at the case of Nehemiah; a cupbearer, one that serves the king and his guests took off his entire heart and mind from the sumptuous meal from the kitchen and heard that his people were under affliction in Jerusalem and in captivity and went into praying 21 days (Nehemiah 1:4), approached the king with “if I perish, I perish” mentality; Why are you sad?
Response: Why should I not be sad? You’ve destroyed my place of birth, you asking why I’m sad.

He should die on the spot by the power of the king in those days. They kill and make alive; it depends on what they want. Yet, he escaped.
“Okay, what do you want? To the half of my kingdom.”
He went and he prayed, now have this; 1,2,3,4,5… Unbelievable demands – passion. Let me die the death of the righteous.

Passion drove Nehemiah into his place in destiny. It’s time to generate genuine passion for God; it will secure your ultimate destination in God’s agenda. So suddenly, the cupbearer became a governor (Nehemiah 5:14). Cupbearer, governor – too far apart and he wasn’t looking for it anywhere, no he wasn’t!

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Driven by passion, kept in motion by passion, sustained by passion. Passion is the fuel of the soul that keeps a man going in season and out of season. Passion is a fuel of the soul that makes man insensitive to insult and assault. Passion keeps you on track and focused.

Let’s go down to this highly passionate prayer warrior called Elijah; the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much (James 5:16-18). Elijah was a man of like passion as we are: he prayed earnestly. Passion drives a man to pray earnestly; passionate prayers will always secure instant intervention, not bread and butter prayer, not chocolate prayer, not prayer to get a house or a car.

Passionate kingdom prayer will always secure Heaven’s attention and deck the prayer man or woman with favour (1 Kings 19:9-14). Our enviable place in God cannot be secured without passion. You saw how God decorated Elijah; he went by spacecraft to Heaven.
“My father, my father, the chariot of Israel,” the fire took off. Elijah said bye-bye to the world without a grave on the earth.
“I’ve been very jealous for the Lord God of Host” – that is the force behind the prayer that enjoys instant response.

On day, I sat down there on this chair and I said, “Jesus, give me a thousand souls this month.” It was big, I’ve never seen it but it happened, following month, it happened, month after again. I said, “now, wait God, give me a thousand soul this week” and it happened. There was no shaking and jacking; from the heart.

That Word in James 5:16, the heartfelt continued prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available which is dynamic in its working (Amplified Version). Heartfelt, not absent-minded prayer. If this thing is not on the screen, many are lost in five minutes as to what the prayer point is. They have to open their eyes to see again. Why? It’s not heart burn, it’s religious burn prayer.
“If I don’t come, my service team will say, I didn’t come. I’m here oo.”
Let’s pray; you start grumbling.

When our daughter’s life was threatened by death, I sat on my chair and said, “Jesus, there must be a way out.” Sir, under five minutes; heart burn, continued prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available.

You don’t need too many hours, engage your heart (Jeremiah 30:21, Jeremiah 29:13, Isaiah 29:13). “It is your heart I’m looking for; that’s what God is saying” (Psalm 27:8). So, if everybody praying Kingdom advancement prayer returns with answer, you imagine what the Church will be like. I don’t believe in your asking anything for this remaining three days, don’t ask anything.

It is not necessary. Ask what will make God add that thing to you. Let God like you for once when your entire attention is shifted to God (1 Chronicles 28:3-4, Matthew 6:33). All this “I’m reminding You, I’m reminding You” did He say He forgot? He said do this thing and all these things shall be added to you, yet you won’t do it and yet, you want it to be added. He didn’t say sweat over it.
– From today, my prayer is that this Word will ignite fire in your soul!

Passion is generated by fired Word (Jeremiah 20:9).
– May this Word become fire in your soul so that you’ll keep riding gloriously and in majesty.

There are many people in this Church today who are on that ride, you better come and join; men and women, young and old, who are on this glorious, majestic ride (Psalm 45:1-3). There are many on the ride and there are many who are crawling.

Please, come over, join the men on the ride. Come and join this chariot; it is colourful, it is beautiful. It is fulfilling, enriching and empowering; come join it. In all our churches worldwide right now, this is the prayer we are praying; praying the same prayer and there are 834 churches that just started, there’s no prayer on it, it just added.

Ark’s project is going on seamlessly and there’s no “Oh God, Ark project…” Come and taste it, not try it and you’ll know the Lord is good (Psalm 34:8-10). You may not believe any individual’s testimony but, believe the one in your church.

No single special meeting to drive any project for 41 years, every project is going on its own without playing games, without overdraft, without crawling under somebody’s door, my God, something is happening here. Nothing fires passion like the fired Word. The Word fired into my soul 1976 is still turning me on my inside as fresh as the day I heard it. Catch it, you need it!

A passionless life is heading nowhere. What are we to pray, among others we asking the Lord to establish all our members, new converts and new members in the faith, shield them away from all manipulative tendencies of hell. Keep them safe and intact until the coming of the Lord.

Let them remain Heaven worthy in their work with God. Now what you saying therefore is, “Lord, give them a passion for Your Word.” A child cannot survive without access to food.

In those days when we gave our lives to Christ, we were placed on a diet, the book of John. The missionaries made it mandatory to instruct all their converts to settle down on the book of John.

In fact, they had pieces like this; Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, some of us devoured it like hungry wolves, others just say, “you see the book they gave me?” The difference is clear. Let’s pray for God to give them a raw taste for the Word (Matthew 4:4). Without the Word, they cannot be established.

Listen to me, miracles can gather people, only the Word can establish them. All the ones that ate Jesus’ free food, they left and Jesus said to the disciples, will you not go away?

They said, where are we going? We have encountered the Word of eternal life, the Word is keeping us here, not miracles. You know how many people got miracles in this Church and have disappeared and the miracles disappeared also over time? But we pray let them trace their ways back to Jesus, some are not in any church; they’re just wandering in the street.

They’ve collected their inheritance and they’ve finished it. But when the Word comes upon a man, he’s stable, he’s consistent and riding high.

So, we are not saying, God come and establish them; God, grant them insight as to what establishes people. We are praying “Lord, lead them to the Rock, give them a high taste for the Word, let it establish them against the storms of life.” When you find a believer and he say, what concerns me?

He’s not going anywhere. All the things that Elijah listed, there was nothing that has to do with them; “where are You God? See how they’ve abandoned Your covenant and killed Your prophet; God, where are You?” He stood in the gap for the people and God came down to decorate him.
– You are the next in line to be decorated in the name of Jesus!

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