THIS IS THE LARGEST RESOURCE PLATFORM FOR RURAL CHURCH BUILDINGS IN NIGERIA TODAY AND IT IS IN MULTI-BILLIONS, YET THE ARK IS GOING ON STRESS FREE.
NOT ONE SINGLE SHILOH SACRIFICE HAS CROSSED TO THE ARK AND WILL CROSS TO IT.
WE ARE ENGAGED IN GOD’S COMMANDED ARK AND ENGAGING AT THE SAME TIME IN RURAL CHURCH BUILDINGS.
NO ONE IS ON GROUND HERE, ACCESSING WHAT I AM DOING YET, MY COMMITMENT IS LIKE A STUDENT UNDER HIS MASTER, TILL TOMORROW.
I HAVE ZERO VALUE FOR OPPORTUNITY, I HAVE VALUE ONLY FOR DIVINE DIRECTIVE AND I HAVE NEVER MISSED IT.
IF YOU CHECK THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE ALL AROUND ME IN LIFE, I WOULD HAVE LOST MY BEARING.
ASK GOD BEFORE YOU MISS YOUR ROAD, JUMPING FROM PILLAR TO POST: CHINA TO SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH AFRICA TO AUSTRALIA. JUST JUMPING AROUND. JUST LIKE AN AIR HOSTESS.
IF I MOVE TO BENIN REPUBLIC TODAY, YOU WILL SEE MY WEAKNESS BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE WALKED OUTSIDE GOD’S PLAN.
WHERE YOU LIVE IS NOT AN ACHIEVEMENT, WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED IS THE ACHIEVEMENT.
-Bishop David Oyedepo, 1st Service, Faith Tabernacle
Pre 21 Days Prayer and Fasting Communion Service
2. We are redeemed to walk in dominion
How do I know? By redemption, we are now seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, far above all principalities and powers – Ephesians 2:6, Ephesians 1:21
Redemption positions believers to walk in dominion.
1 John 5:4 – “…this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.”
We are redeemed to walk in dominion but how do I realize that in my own life?
1. By the Word – Psalm 45:4
We walk in dominion by the Word. Jesus challenged the devil by ‘It is written’! – Matthew 4:4,7
It is the sword of the spirit that keeps you on top of the battles.
2. We walk in dominion by faith – 1 John 5:4
We have to be committed to building our faith, so we can be walking in the reality of dominion. It is not by just sitting down, watching and waiting that someday it will happen.
3. By the enduement of the Holy Ghost. The power of the Holy Spirit
Psalm 66:3,7 – He ruleth by His power forever
You can’t command dominion without power and that comes by a crave for more of His anointing on our lives, because it is in degrees.
Some fellows will need to say, “In Jesus name” 3 times before something bows.
Some other fellows, “In Jesus name.”
Some other fellows, “I command you”
Some other fellows, they arrive and the troubles disappear.
So it is in degrees. Many of us are just at the, we are below the ankle level, but we think we have all the levels. We are below the ankle level. The anointing, the power of God is in levels. We have the:
The Ankle Deep: When you are baptized in the Holy Ghost, you are just brought to the brink of the water. Your feet is just wet.
You start walking, then you reach the ankle level.
Then you start working on your power base, you move into above ankle level. A little above. Then you come to the knee level. Then you walk through, you come to the waist level. Then you move further and you access the realm that cannot be crossed over. It is in levels!!
I was on my way to Lagos, in those days, during the construction time and some armed robbers were out there by the road, OPC was behind them, they were chasing them to find out who they were.
Then the Head of the gang said, ‘Bishop, Bishop, Bishop. Take cover.”
Bishop carries no gun ooo: “Take cover, don’t get crushed. ‘Bishop ni’ (It is Bishop), take cover.”
It was the OPC man that was saved that gave that testimony. How many of you remember?
There is a level that trouble can’t wait for you. That you speak in tongues doesn’t mean you are empowered. You are just admitted to 100 Level in the School of Power. You don’t have certificate there. You have to go to 200, 300, 400 Level; if you are going at the required pace. Then 400 (Level), you have a first degree, Ankle Level degree. Then you go Masters’ and you succeed, then you go to the Knee Level.
Many may not reach it, I am not sure I am there. The moment you think you have this thing; you won’t have it.
That they call you Archbishop doesn’t mean you have Arch power.
That they call Bishop does not mean you have Bishopric power.
That they call Pastor does not mean you have Pastoral power.
Maybe you are Assistant Pastor 9, you now move to 8, before you reach 7 and come to 6.
But here you are, “You are a Senior Pastor.” How? You are still Assistant Pastor 7. You are going to Assistant Pastor 6, then to Assistant Pastor 5. If you are not sacked by God, you will go to 5. You go to 4, you go to 3, 2 and 1.
All these ones they are calling Chairman of Board of Trustees, maybe he is Assistant Pastor 5 in God’s rating.
They say, “Papa”
(God): That is Assistant Pastor 4
-You are going to see wonders.
Empowerment comes with genuine thirst and crave, “Lord, change my level of spiritual authority. Empower me to look away from things that distract others. Keep me on course by your power.”
He keeps multiplying and keeps multiplying.
-You are going places.
A time is coming when the mention of your name will generate results in the name of Jesus Christ.
Walking in dominion is not a song, it is a task.
Say with me, “Walking in dominion is not a chorus, it is a task.”
3. We are redeemed to reign as kings and priests on the earth.
No racial advantage, no racial disadvantage. We are redeemed to reign.
What does it take to be enthroned?
By wisdom, kings reign – Proverbs 8:15
We reign by wisdom and this wisdom is made manifest mainly on demand. It is inside our redemptive package, but we have to engage with a desperate demand for its manifestation in our lives.
The reason why we get stranded most of the time is that we think we know what we don’t know. No one knows tomorrow like God who created it.
“Lord, show me the way out of this situation”: He shows you, you change level.
“Lord, show me what to do under these circumstances”: He shows you, you come over it. It is wisdom.
The wisest man in the world got it on demand, in his days: Solomon, before he went mad.
Whatever gift we receive from God, we must learn how to preserve them. A time came, Solomon thought he owned wisdom.
“I engaged my heart to search all things that are done under heaven” – Ecclesiastes 1:13
‘Emi ni oo’ (I am the one).
One way to preserve the treasure of wisdom is meekness.
“Let not the mighty glory in his might…” – Jeremiah 9:23-24
This king was a celebrated speaker, the entire world acknowledged him and when he made his speech that day, “the voice of a god and not of a man” – Acts 12:22
He said, “Yes, you got it. I have nobody to compete with here. Me and God are the same class.” He was eaten up of worms – Acts 12:23
“This great kingdom which I have built by my might”: Daniel 4:30-31
God: Your might! You will walk as an animal, on sabbatical, for 7 years – Daniel 4:32-33
Wisdom is given on demand – Matthew 7:8, 1 Corinthians 4:7, 2 Peter 3:15
We have been redeemed to reign, but we must make demand for the principal virtue that enthrones, which is wisdom. Wisdom is the principal virtue in the Kingdom that enthrones believers.
-The year will be awesome for you.
I ask God a lot of questions and they are very genuine questions and He answers me on the spot.
“Why is this Church not growing?” Come here, my son. In prayers and fasting, within 3 days, He unveiled what was blocking the Church from growing and what to do to keep Church growing.
1984 till tomorrow, there will be no day in this Church where somebody that has never come before came.
We make demand for wisdom.
People just walk anyhow. You jump to America, jump to Europe, jump to Canada, jump. I have zero value for opportunity, I have value only for divine directive and I have never missed it.
If you check the opportunities that are all around me in life, I would have lost my bearing. Too many.
“Jesus, what are you saying?” No
“Is this the right way to go?” No
“Am I on line?” Yes
You know we declared this Ark project in Shiloh 2015. The whole world was waiting.
“Jesus, matching order please”: Silence.
“Jesus, matching order please”: Silence
Then, “Don’t talk to Me anymore on this. I thought you should be smarter by now.”
Then suddenly He came and opened my blind mind, “was it not you that I told this is My place of appearance and you are carrying the project there? I would not have gone there with you.”
We would have wasted our labour forever Sir. If God didn’t go, the people will just settle down here, they won’t come there ooo. Only Pastors, Elders’ Council and others will find their way there to sympathize with me. You can imagine that mammoth project wrongly positioned.
He just opened my eyes, “you welcome 60,000; 72,000 that jump down from the car and trek down here. How will they trek to that place?”
“O My God, I forgot.”
Ask God before you miss your road, jumping from pillar to post: China to South Africa, South Africa to Australia. Just jumping around. Just like an Air Hostess.
If I don’t know in my life, I know I am the centre of the centre of the perfect will of God for my life because I won’t make a move, no matter how you look at me, except God says so.
When God tells me to move from here now, I won’t tell you. You’ll just see that I will be transmitting to you online, that I am now in my village.
It doesn’t cost me nothing discovering God’s plan and walking in it. You can’t walk in dominion outside God’s plan.
-Somebody’s story is changing.
-No one misses his steps anymore.
Where you live is not an achievement, what you have accomplished is the achievement.
“I just came back from Malaysia”: Well done and welcome
“What comest thou with?”
Malaysia returnee: Well, well
“I know it is well, but what comest thou with?” People there won’t pray for you to grow. What kind of liability is this? Let this man go home.
-No one will miss his steps.
Wisdom is actualized by making demand for it, genuine demand and He shows you the way up all the time.
“Show us the secret.” That was what Daniel said in prayers and then was the secret revealed to Daniel in a night vision – Daniel 2:19
He knew the Source – Daniel 2:28
I never believed, with the few things I learnt, I never believed this can be a place for a Church and I was fighting on the way down here. When we got here, I said, “wait a minute. That may be my view and not God’s view.” Lord, what are you saying? Hello”
“This is the place.”
The wisdom of God offers accurate direction when you care to ask.
4. We are redeemed to be a blessing and not a burden to our world
Christ has redeemed us unto God to bring us under the blessing of Abraham. Redemption is to bring us under the blessing that makes a man enjoy abundant life – Galatians 3:13-14, Acts 3:26
We have our blessings packaged in redemption. In the 7-fold heritage of the redeemed, “…and blessing”: He obtained for us blessing.
What does it take to walk under the showers of Heaven’s blessing? Obedience of faith.
Obedience is the master key to experiencing the reality of redemptive blessings.
Watch the blessings. Now listen.
“As you pastor this one Church”: Awesome God. He gives unusual directions. Leave this huge city.
He said, “the world will become your Parish. I am not talking about a city.” One Church!
One of the concerned elders said to me, “What of people that cannot make it to Canaan(land)?”
I said: Let them go to another Church and we will meet in Heaven, but that is where we are going.
Obedience is the gateway to a world of stress-free blessings.
Somebody says, “O, we would have been 10 times this size if we were in town.” It is a lie. We won’t amount to anything in disobedience. You will not amount to nothing in disobedience.
You will know how weak you are when you are in disobedience. You will know how blessing-dry you are, when you walk in disobedience.
We came down here, knowing nothing about the flesh, but God said. Obedience!
See the blessings that we came under. See the stress-free blessings that we came under.
You have a Church here that is engaged in God’s commanded Ark and engaging at the same time in Rural Church Buildings.
This is the largest resource platform for Rural Church buildings in Nigeria today and it is in multi-billions, yet the Ark is going on stress free. Not one single Shiloh sacrifice has crossed to the Ark and will cross to it. Obedience.
Sir, if I move to that place called Benin Republic today, you will see my weakness. I have walked outside God’s plan. No defense. Vulnerable.
Please crave for a new level of obedience in the course of this prayer and fasting. Whatever God tells you in secret and in the open, just embrace it as the instructions that will lead to your next position. That is the way it will work.
No number of days of prayers and fasting will be a substitute for obedience. Obedience is better than sacrifice and to hearken than the fat of rams – 1 Samuel 15:22
The Church that we left will be this Grace Entrance only. No ventilation, nothing and no AC. You sweat and sweat and then bath in your sweat and He brought us here.
First Sunday here, we were on this arm. I told everybody to come to this arm. He will fill the other ones.
-Obedience will change your story.
When you now obey with God, it does not stop with you. It now imparts on your generations after you.
Delightsome obedience imparts on our generations after us.
-Your children will be hotter for God than you.
-They will love God far more than you.
-Their own children, who will be your grandchildren, will love God more than you. Far more than their own children.
The generations of the upright shall be blessed.
Don’t be coerced to obey God.
You can’t treat His Word with levity and expect Him to treat you with dignity.
God’s generational blessing is hidden in delightsome obedience, uncoerced obedience, unpressurized obedience, willing obedience, cheerful obedience. You are just enjoying it.
I have never suffered a burn out in my life. I am just burning up. I am not forced to do what I am doing. No one is on ground here, accessing what I am doing yet, my commitment is like a student under His Master, till tomorrow.
When you hear an instruction from the Word of God, in Church and you discard it: You are just losing out.
“Pray Kingdom Advancement prayers”: For what? What are the Pastors doing? I can’t pray any Kingdom advancement prayer. I prayed it before.
There is no ‘before’ that keeps you in motion. You fueled your car before, why are you fueling it again? If you let the fuel run out, you will be grounded.
You keep fueling it!
Some have thrown away their Intercessory Prayer Guidelines, they don’t know where they are but they are online, so you have no excuse. They are online to follow you, wherever you go.
You are not adding value to nobody.
Each one shall be rewarded according to their own labour – 1 Corinthians 3:8
You can’t be rewarded for my own labour. Never Sir.
Everyone shall be rewarded for his own labour.
-This year will be a difference in your own life.
Say with me, “Obedience is better than sacrifice and to hearken than the fat of rams, so help me Jesus.”
Thank You Jesus. Glory to God.
-A new day dawns.