CHURCH GROWTH IS A WARFARE AND A BATTLE AGAINST THE gods OF THIS WORLD.
WHEN WE INVOKE THE GOD OF VENGEANCE, HE WILL SILENCE ALL OF THE ADVERSARIES NO MATTER WHERE THEY MAY BE.
UNTIL THE GOD OF VENGEANCE SHOWS UP, THE ENEMY NEVER GIVES UP.
IT WILL TAKE THE RISING OF THE GOD OF VENGEANCE TO ENSURE THAT OUR ENEMIES ARE BROUGHT TO SILENCE.
THE GOD OF VENGEANCE RISES ONLY AT OUR INVITATION.
– Pastor David Oyedepo Jnr. On ‘Engaging the God of Vengeance for Supernatural Church Growth.’ Covenant Hour of Prayer || 20th May 2022
Give Jesus a big hand and you may be seated in His presence. Praise the Lord! I am more than a conqueror; congratulations, Amen, and Amen.
Our line of exaltation this week has been ‘Engaging the God of Vengeance for Supernatural Church Growth.’
Until the God of vengeance shows up, the enemy never gives up. Until the God of vengeance shows up, the enemy will never give up.
In Psalm 68:1-3 “Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish in the presence of God.
But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.” Let God arise so that there can be liberty in the camp and that will take place by Him scattering the enemies.
We must, therefore, understand that it will take the rising of the God of vengeance, to ensure that the enemy is brought to silence and the God of vengeance, rises at our invitation.
It is we that engage Him as we call upon Him. In Isaiah 64:1 “Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,
As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence!
When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.” So we are talking here about the fact that for Him to descend for Him to step in; there is a demand for you and I to invite Him. He said ” Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens and come down.” That is an invitation, so it takes us engaging Him, to see Him manifest on our behalf. We have been looking this week at a number of various reasons why there is a need to invite the God of vengeance to step in.
This morning, we are going further.
It is important to note that Church growth is warfare and we have said this all through the week and it is a battle against the gods of the world, who continuously hold to ransom a number of people ordained to eternal life.
It is warfare and it is a battle against the gods of this world that continuously hold to ransom a number of people ordained for eternal life.
In the book of Mattew 13:24-23 “Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
Like the sowing of seeds. ‘While men slept. the enemy came and sowed tares.’
So we discover that anytime there is an engagement to enlarge the kingdom, because the kingdom can be likened to the sowing of seeds. The kingdom of heaven is likened to unto a man that plants seed. Like the sowing of seeds spiritually everywhere but in the process, there is also the sowing of other seeds that the enemy is carrying out; to counteract the efforts of the saints. To bring as it were to peril all of the engagements of the saints. So we discover that it is not only us that are going forth, the enemy is also seeking ways to counteract every action that is taken.
That is why it is vital for us to understand that the God of this world is very active in various territories.
Exodus chapter 12:12 the Bible tells us there, the Lord speaking “For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.” So there are gods of the land.
There are forces that invade and hold territories to ransom. Putting the souls of men in peril. If you look at what the
Bible says in 2 Corinthians 4:4 “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” So we find all of these operations of the enemy taking place in various territories, seeking to hold men to ransom. Ephesians 2:1-3 So it’s talking about the fact that everyone who is rescued from sin and brought into salvation, is rescued from the curse of this world and the prince of the power of the air.
Those are the gods of the world holding them to ransom so the sinful things they are doing; are not doing on their own. Some forces are at work, that are seeking to hold them bound.
That is why we engage in spiritual warfare by inviting the God of vengeance to step in and shatter the hold of every one of the gods of this world. And for us, in this season, as we go forth, as we continue to advance the kingdom of God, the hold of the god in this world shall be shattered in the name of Jesus. Somebody believing, say a loud Amen. I say, somebody, believing, say a loud Amen! We saw an example in the Scripture in Acts chapter 13:8-9, how Paul stopped the mouth of Elymars the sorcerer with blindness; for the deputy to be able to believe the gospel. So you discover that this god of this world works in various ways including using human agents.
Like we saw here, Elymas the sorcerer, and the Bible tells us that he withstood them seeking to sway the deputy from the Gospel. But then when judgment came, not only was he silenced but the Gospel had a free course.
As judgment lands in this season, not only will the enemy be brought to silence; but the Gospel will have a free course.
In the book of Titus 1:11; their mouth must be brought to silence, and the pathway for that to take place, is by the invocation of the God of vengeance in judgment against the adversary.
In the book of Isaiah 28:21-22; The Lord will arise as He did in mount parisim; what did he do in mount Parisim? That was when he arose and discomfited all of the Philistines. What did He do on the mount of Gibeon? That was when the sun stood still until all the Amorites were destroyed.
That is the comprehensive destruction of every satanic agenda; that is what it means and it says that when we invoke the God of vengeance, He will silence all of the adversaries no matter where they may be. All the adversaries of David were brought to silence on mount parisim. All the adversaries of Israel were brought to silence in Gibeon and God says in the same way, He will do it again!
In this season, every adversary of the Gospel, every one agent of hell, seeking to stop the advancement of this change of story agenda, shall be brought to silence.
That is why we must demand the vengeance of the Lord to silence all opposition on the path to the growth of the Church. We must demand it.
The Bible says in the book of Psalms 94:1;O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.”
That is, we make a demand; we don’t just desire it, we demand it. We demand His intervention, we demand that He steps in, we demand that He shows up; and as we do so, we see His mighty hand at work in this prophetic season.
The good news is this; no one adversary of this operation change of story season will survive it. The God of vengeance will arise and bring them to silence; in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. And the four levels of dimensions of growth shall be fully delivered. And in the process, your own four supernatural quantum leaps shall be supernaturally delivered.
Would you rise on your feet with me and let us in a moment exercise our Faith, as we invoke the God of vengeance on our behalf; to silence all of the adversaries. He did it in mount parisim; do it again. He did it in mount Gibeon; do it again. Everyone that is standing against the salvation of souls, seeking to divert them from the Gospel; Lord silence them, let their mouth be brought to silence. Lift your voice, and pray that prayer on the authority of His word.
Lift your voice and pray, pray that prayer in Faith; every adversary, every agent of hell, every demonic personality that is seeking to stand against the fulfillment of this agenda, we are decreeing that they be brought to silence.
Every unruly talker, every vain talker, everyone dissuading people from the Faith; Silence them in the name of Jesus Christ. Lift your voice and pray from the depth of your heart. He says that the Lord will arise as He did in mount Parisim, Arise oh Lord. He said he be wrought as in mount Gibeon; Let your anger be kindled against the adversaries of the kingdom. He said He will do His strange work, He will do His strange act, Lord, do it again in our midst!