IT IS GOD THAT HAS GIVEN THE COMMAND TO WIN SOULS, NOT MAN.
THE GOING IS NOT A CHURCH DOCTRINE, THE GOING IS NOT A NEW THING.
THE GOING IS AS COMMANDED IN SCRIPTURES.
WHEN YOU OBEY GOD’S COMMAND, YOU END UP AS COMMANDERS.
IN THIS SEASON, MANY MORE COMMANDERS WILL ARISE IN OUR MIDST.
THE MOTTO IN MY OUTREACH TEAM THIS YEAR IS W.I.F.E: WITNESS, INVITE, FOLLOW UP, ESTABLISHMENT
WE WERE INVOLVED IN THOSE FIRST TWO EARNESTLY BEFORE. WE DID A LITTLE BIT OF FOLLOW UP.
BUT NOW, IT HAS TO BE AT THE SAME LEVEL.
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL JOIN IN THE W.I.F.E OPERATION?
-Pastor (Mrs) Faith Oyedepo at CHoP
Father, we thank You for these amazing testimonies this morning. You alone are the Doer, take all the praise. They are decreed and declared permanent, no reversal, in the name of Jesus Christ. Thank You this morning for answered prayers, both personal and corporate prayers, we give You all the glory. Right now, as we go into Your Word, speak to us again. Transform our lives again and let Your name be glorified, in Jesus mighty name.
All through this week, in our Covenant Hour of Prayer, our subject of consideration is captioned:
NO CHURCH GROWS WITHOUT A PEOPLE ON THE GO.
This morning, let’s first and foremost be reminded that we serve:
1. A God of addition
2. A God of multiplication
3. A God of glorification
God adds and multiplies His Church and He glorifies the individuals. Remember the testimonies we heard this morning; those are testimonies of glorification of people who were involved in Church addition and Church multiplication.
Remember the first testifier: business explosion.
Glorification: From shame to glory.
-This season someone else shall be glorified.
Today, we are looking at the fact that, very, very importantly, it is the will of God to see souls saved.
Say with me, “it is the will of God.”
1 Timothy 2:4 – Who will have all men to be saved. Yellow, green, black
All men, including everyone in your area; everyone in your neighbourhood; everyone from your village; everyone in your place of work. God wants all men to be saved. He wants souls to be saved, however we must understand that to see souls saved, we have to go preaching the gospel.
To see souls saved: it won’t happen on its own.
To see souls saved: it is not a magic.
To see souls saved: we must go preaching the gospel to the lost.
Say with me, “Go”; say it again, “Go.”
Say, “I will go.” Turn to your neighbour, say, “Go.” Say it again, “Go.”
Go preaching the gospel to the lost.
We must be on the Go. It’s only a Going Church that results in a Growing Church.
It takes a going Church to enjoy a growth. Only a going Church ends up being a growing Church.
That includes all, less nothing.
To how many creatures? Every creature; illiterate and literate;
Every creature: young and old
Every creature: male and female
It is time for us to make up our minds to keep going because Jesus has commanded us to do so.
-None of us will fail in this assignment in Jesus name.
It is God that has given the command, not man. So the going is not a Church doctrine, the going is not a new thing.
The going is as commanded in scriptures. When you obey God’s command, you end up as commanders.
-In this season, many more commanders will arise in our midst.
Now you know you have been sent
Say with me, “I am sent.” Say it again like you believe it, “I am sent.”
Every time we have the opportunity to go out, I tell people boldly and confidently, God has sent me here to you today.”
Why? Because we have been sent.
You too can always declare it boldly because we see it in scriptures, we have been sent.
Say with me, “I have been sent.”
And who sent you? God
Remember, when you go out on an errand, it is the person that sent you that you fear. You don’t fear the one you have been sent.
Why? You have the backing of your sender.
Every time you go out, or you have an opportunity to speak to someone about Jesus, always remember you have the backing of your Sender.
-As you go for every opportunity, your Sender will always back you up in Jesus name.
Next, we must understand that we cannot experience sustained supernatural Church growth without fervently engaging the altar of prayer and fasting as a Church.
As a Church, to experience and sustain supernatural Church growth requires fervent engagement on the altar of prayer and fasting.
It is one thing to experience Church growth, it is another thing entirely to sustain it.
Many, many people years past, generations ago had at one time or another experienced supernatural Church growth but not many are able to sustain it.
So to be able to experience and sustain supernatural Church growth, there must be fervent engagement on the altar of prayer and fasting.
In our situation and case by the grace of God, the experience of supernatural Church growth will never become history.
-It shall be sustained by the grace of God.
Say with me, “It shall be sustained.” Say it again, like you believe it, “it shall be sustained.”
What is Supernatural Church Growth? Growth beyond human comprehension. Beyond human understanding, beyond human principles, beyond human philosophy and explanation. Growth that is supernatural requires active and fervent engagement in prayers and fasting as a Church. No wonder, from the onset of this Commission, it has been a prayer and a fasting Commission.
From inception, before the Church ministry started, about 26 months of prayer and fasting, every blessed day for this Commission. After the takeoff, it continued and here we are today, every week, prayer and fasting, at least once a week.
We have the monthly Week of Spiritual Emphasis.
We have the yearly 21 Days of Prayers and Fasting that just concluded.
What a joy, today is another Wednesday, a day set aside as a Church for prayer and fasting. This is one of the major requirements for a Church to keep growing and we have a lot of time between now and evening. So even after we leave the Covenant Hour of Prayer today, make sure you set some time aside, engage fervently on the altar of prayer: 5 minutes here, 10 minutes here, 15 minutes there. Your break time, you go to the toilet, the rest room. Spend some time on your way to work, spend some time on your way back from work, spend some time praying for the growth and expansion of the Kingdom of God.
If you will do that, say, “I will”. Say it like you believe it.
-As you make your decision, the grace of God shall be sufficient for us in Jesus name.
So before we come for the Midweek Service tonight, you would have prayed up and the God of Heaven would have released answers in your direction and establish your personal glorification.
Say, “I receive it.”
Jesus Christ makes it very clear, “howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” Engage fervently and the God of Heaven will establish your own glorification.
Finally in closing, it takes dedication to keep engaging without looking back. Remember, in your dedication lies your decoration.
-You shall be decorated.
Therefore, make up your mind and receive grace from God to be more dedicated than ever especially in this season of reaching out, going out, preaching the gospel.
-You shall enjoy glorification.
-In your business, in your career, in your health, in your family, you shall enjoy glorification.
In my own Outreach team this year, the motto, the focus is:
3. Follow Up
Witness, Invite, Follow Up, Establish
We were involved in those first two earnestly before. We did a little bit of follow up. But now, it has to be at the same level.
W – Witness
I – Invite
F – Follow up
E – Establish
How many people will join in the WIFE Operation?
Prayers: Lord, give me grace more than ever before to engage dedicatedly this year, than ever before.
Receive that grace from Him. That grace is available. You will not miss it.
CHoP is an acronym for Covenant Hour of Prayer.