ONE LITTLE SECRET OF MY LIFE IS THAT “I AM SOLD OUT TO GOD” – Bishop Oyedepo

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ONE LITTLE SECRET OF MY LIFE IS THAT “I AM SOLD OUT TO GOD” AS I EXCLAIMED ON OCTOBER 3RD, 1984.

I KNOW MISSION PASTORS IN THIS CHURCH WHO ARE NOT GOING FORWARD.
CALLING DOES NOT MAKE YOU GO FORWARD. IT IS ADVANCING THE KINGDOM THAT DOES.

YOU GO FORWARD WHEN YOU ARE COMMITTED ON A PERSONAL NOTE, IN ADVANCING THE KINGDOM, WITH UTMOST DELIGHT, WITHOUT BEING PRESSURIZED OR COERCED.

KINGDOM ADVANCEMENT IS NOT YOUR CHURCH DOCTRINE. IT IS NOT THE DOCTRINE OF YOUR PAPA. IT IS THE BIBLE.

IT IS GOD THAT ADVANCES PEOPLE AND HE IS COMMITTED TO ADVANCING ONLY THOSE WHO ARE COMMITTED TO ADVANCING HIS KINGDOM.
THAT IS GOD’S BEHAVIOUR. OUR CRYING WON’T CHANGE IT.

PRAYER AND FASTING FOR KINGDOM ADVANCEMENT IS NOT A PUNISHMENT. IT IS AN ADVANCEMENT OF YOUR LIFE IN DISGUISE.

YOU ARE IN AN ENLIGHTENED CHURCH. DON’T WALK IN DARKNESS.

– Bishop David Oyedepo
Day 1, Evening Session
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting (10th to 30th January 2022)

-You are in for the best of time this season,
-Everyone’s eyes shall be opened.
You will see clearly the way forward because one of the benefits of prayer and fasting is outbreak of light. Outbreak of light.

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Isaiah 58:8
No guess work Sir. This simile intangible forces, they generate undeniable and impactful results. It was in a fast that I found the secret of Church growth, because I needed it.

You can find the secret behind your business growth if you so desire, if you will only ask Him.

But by the time you start using Harvard technology, you run into trouble.
Job engaged the secret of God, to beat hands down all the business men of his age.
This simile…God was speaking to me today, very clearly.

He said, “these intangible forces are the secrets behind undeniable, most tangible and impactful results.” They look ordinary. I didn’t get secret to prosperity from Harvard, I got it from this Book (Bible) in a fast.

You don’t know how weak the world system is until you connect with Heaven’s system: terribly weak Sir, incomparably weak.
-Light will break forth in your way.

Prayers: Ask the Lord to speak to you tonight. I want to hear from You Jesus. I need an encounter with You all through this fasting season, to every question of my life: questions concerning my health, concerning my home, concerning the state of my mind and my walk with You. Lord, I am awaiting outbreak of light.
Thank You Jesus, in Jesus precious name we have prayed.

What you truly believe, you genuinely and boldly declare. What you can’t declare in the open, you don’t truly believe it in your heart. We have believed and therefore we have spoken – 2 Corinthians 4:13
What you cannot speak, you have not believed.
-You are going to see wonders this year.
-Every prayer item will show you light.

Prayer is known to be the sharpest of all sickles of harvest recognized in scriptures with capacity to make the entire earth bring forth in one day and to make a Nation to return back to God at once.

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We saw it happen in the ministry of Elijah. Short prayer, the whole Nation turned their back on baal and returned back to God.
“Ah, the Lord is God!!” – 1 Kings18:39
It is not the first time a nation will be born at once.
We saw the Church in the wilderness born at once through the ministry of a man that was 40 days and nights on a mountain: 1st time, 2nd time. It is not the first time.
Somebody says, “what is my concern? What is my concern about Church growth and advancement?”
In the growth of the Church lies the glory of the saints.
You know why? He will only advance those who advance His interest. It was the Lord that advanced Moses – 1 Samuel 12:6
God only advances those who genuinely advance His Kingdom.
I will honour him that honours Me and he that despises Me, I will lightly esteem – 1 Samuel 2:30

Advancing the Kingdom advances your life.

Advancing the Kingdom advances our lives. No one can advance his life, it is God who promotes – Psalm 75:7
It is God that advances people and He is committed to advancing only those who are committed to advancing His Kingdom.
It is normal, that is God’s behaviour. Our crying won’t change it.
Who will God advance?
He said, “Those who are dedicated to advancing My Kingdom, I am committed to advancing them.”
Who are these that engage their hearts to see to the growth of My Church, I will make nobles out of them, I will turn them to governors in their various areas of life – Jeremiah 30:21
That is what He does.
Why all this Church growth? It is for your growth.
One day and I believe it is today, you will see it, that this thing is for your growth. It is for your advancement.

It is the authority in your workplace that determines who is promoted, who is not promoted.
You have been here 10 years, it doesn’t touch him.
“Is he worthy of promotion? Check up the criteria: does he come to work on time? Does he stay on his duty or he is just answering telephone (calls)?” They check of all that.
I have been here 15 years: “It doesn’t matter. In fact, we are tired of you. So you are advised to resign.”
You can’t say, “Why?”
“Why, for what? You are not the Employer.”
When an employee starts behaving like and employer, he will lose his place.

God is the One who appointed us. He has called us, He has ordained us that we should go forth and bring forth fruits, so our lives can be fruitful in return,
It is not your Church doctrine, it is not the doctrine of your Papa, it is the Bible.
Who will the Lord advance? Those who are genuinely dedicated to the advancement of the Kingdom. Not the ‘make them see me’ kind of people. Not title seeking people.
Not ‘if I don’t go out, what will they say? Won’t they say, I am not connected.’ I connected, let’s go: Hello, you want to believe Jesus? “No, I don’t want.” “You know, I said it before.” He is not part of it.

Sir, I know those who are Mission Pastors in this Church who are not going forward. Calling does not make you go forward.

It is advancing the Kingdom that does.
Somebody left his job, came to Ministry: That is a great deal, but you won’t go forward that you came. You go forward that you are committed on a personal note, in advancing the Kingdom, with utmost delight, without being pressurized or coerced.
That is one little secret of my life.
“I am sold out to God”: That was my exclamation in 1984, October 3.


“Now that we are all at the same level, understand what I am saying. If I have this money, God won’t beg me to give it. I have given my life, there is nothing I have that can’t be given. But now we are all at the same level, understand what I am saying, for a time comes when some of us will take off in the air.”
I know those who advance His Kingdom will take off in the air.
-You will. The time for your flight has come.

No matter how valuable your car (is), driving from here (Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State. South West Nigeria) to Kaduna (North West Nigeria) and flying the smallest plane: Sir, no matter what the car is, it will go on the road. All the gallops will gallop you. But when this tiny aircraft lifts up, you will even sleep. There are few roads in Nigeria where you can sleep. After one minute, gallop. If you are not careful, your axle if it is old one will just give way.
-Your time of driving, struggling to advance is over, if you will hear what I am saying.
The difference between driving and flying: world apart
The difference between driving and running: wide apart
The weakest car will get to Ikeja, 3 hours, 4 hours, before the fastest runner will get there.
You need to seek the way forward and find it.

Why should I engage in prayers and fasting to advance the Kingdom? So I can advance my life; so that my life can be advanced along.
You are pushing an ark: as the ark moves forward, where are you moving? Can you be backward moving the ark forward?
When God advances a man and a woman, no gang up of hell can ‘dis-advance’ him. If there is a word (‘dis-advance’) like that. If it is not like that, put it there.
No devil. “I will work and who will challenge it?” – Isaiah 43:13
When God stretches forth to lift you up, all the witches in the world, all the wizards, all occultic powers can’t push you back.
-You are going up.
-Somebody has caught it.
If you just sit down there, “I thank You God. I have 16 prayer points. You will answer all of them by force. The violent taketh it by force. You are advancing me this year.”
God’s response: He says, “I am not advancing you for nothing. You get committed to advancing my Kingdom and I am naturally committed. You can’t force Me, I am Your Master.”
Not “O Goddddd!”
He (God) says, “don’t break your throat. You don’t do what I say, you are not moving an inch.”
You are in an enlightened Church. Don’t walk in darkness.

Since I committed myself in advancing His Kingdom, by a vow, made out of a free will, 1976, I have never begged. God is hearing in Heaven. I have never borrowed. What will I lie to you for?
Whether He is advancing me or not, you are all there.
Whether this is advancement or ‘dis-advancement’, you are all there.
We got to a country where it has never rained for 3 years, heaven turned black. We just landed there, it rained cat and dog that night.
You can’t advance yourself to that point.
“Did you even know that it wasn’t raining there?” No, but now you have come with the showers, it must shower.
-Somebody’s story is changing.

Prayer and fasting for Kingdom advancement is not a punishment.

It is an advancement of your life in disguise, get hold of it.
As soon as Zion travailed – Isaiah 66:7
Fasting is what turns prayers to travailing – Psalm 63:1-2
Isaiah 66:7-8
This Church was born out of long-range fasting. It has been kept growing by keeping the fasting demand going.
Why? The growth of the Church is the greatest headache of satan; he is the one called the powers of darkness. When you step into the realms of outbreak of life, that is it, there is nowhere to hide.
Therefore, whatever cannot stop any Church from praying and fasting, can’t stop the Church from growing and can’t stop the people from advancing in their various areas of life.
-That is where you are going.

Remember, some forces from hell will never go off except by prayer and by fasting. The gates of hell are all against the advancement of the Church, when we engage in prayer and fasting, we are engaging the utmost force against the forces of darkness.
-The good news is, it is your year of release and you are advancing by the hand of God as you get dedicated in advancing His Kingdom.

Prayers: Lord, engrace me to stay committed, dedicated, sold out to the advancement of the Kingdom.
Pray that prayer. Engrace me. In Jesus name.

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21Days P.F is an acronym for 21 days of Prayer and Fasting.

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