SOME RELIGIOUS MINDS SAY WE ARE JUST SERVING GOD TO BE BLESSED BUT THAT IS WHAT GOD SAID IN ISAIAH 45:19
WE ARE NOT CALLED TO SERVE HIM IN VAIN BUT WE SEEK TO PLEASE HIM AND NOT FOCUS ON THE REWARDS
THERE IS NOTHING CALLED LUCK IN THE KINGDOM.
WE ARE NOT CALLED TO SERVE GOD IN VAIN, SO IF YOU ARE NOT BEEN REWARDED, EITHER YOU ARE NOT SERVING HIM OR YOU ARE NOT SERVING HIM RIGHT
EVERY TIME YOU DESPISE INSTRUCTION, YOU HAVE SAID “I AM NOT READY FOR A CHANGE OF STORY”
GOD NEVER LIES, ANY INSTRUCTION YOU DESPISE IS NEXT POSITION LOST.
– Bishop David Oyedepo at Covenant Hour of Prayer
“EVERYONE IS ABSOLUTELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OUTCOME OF HIS LIFE” that has been the exhortation line for the week that is concluding this morning.
Someone gained ten pounds within the same period. Somebody else saw that one pound and said “this is money” and he fled. One lazy drone said I kept it because I know you are an austere man but within the same time, somebody got enthroned. Everyone is absolutely responsible for the outcome of his life. You don’t pass exams in groups – that group made first class. There is no group classification, classification is individually.
Every instruction of the Lord is a test to see whether you are qualified for the next level or not. You have to pass the required test before you can go to the next level. We just must come awake. There is nothing called luck in the kingdom. Our distinction is not in being sons of God, but sons of God that are serving His interest (Malachi 3:17). We are distinguished for serving His interest.
Some religious minds say “they are just serving God to be blessed” yes! That is what God said we should do. Job 36:11. I have not asked the seed of Jacob to seek me in vain so I have packages for those who serve me. Isaiah 45:19. Matthew 19:27-29. It is not that we are just serving Him and nothing is coming back. He said we should expect a 100 fold return depending on how you give yourself to what I have commanded you to do. We are not called to serve God in vain, but we are not looking for the rewards.
We are seeking to please Him and He determines the reward. All these ‘picture what your reward will look like’ they are all baby, children class kind of thing. You want a green car, so picture a green car and then you focus on a green car.
Those are children’s Sunday School stories. He determines the rewards. You don’t determine your promotion, your employer determines it. We are not called to serve God in vain, so if you are not being rewarded, either you are not serving Him or you are not serving Him right.
These are all hard facts we need to get acquainted with. You are either not serving Him or not serving Him aright – dirty motive, hatred and bitterness everywhere, murmuring and complaining every time.
– In this awesome year, not one Winner will be left behind.
God does not bless groups, He blessed individuals. Isaiah 51:2. 2 Corinthians 9:6-9. He that sows not they, everyone determines how much he wants to invest. God does not promote groups, He promotes individuals. Psalm 75:6-7. You don’t move from one class to another in groups, it is one by one.
You can be the monitor of a class and fail, you repeat the class. You lose your monitorship. God does honour groups, He honours individuals. John 12:24-26. God has ordained to honour you this year, may you be dedicated to serving His interests.
– It is your turn to be honoured.
– Everything contrary to honour is not permitted in your life.
God does not reward groups, He rewards individuals. 1 Corinthians 3:8. We are not rewarded in groups, we are rewarded as individuals. So each one finds his or her own class in the Kingdom. No one ever receives a prize in a race without their personal dedication. 1 Corinthians 9:24. You can’t use another man’s leg to win a prize in a race, wake up and run. Whether you are running today or not. It will show tomorrow, so run. I saw this Church have an average attendance of 6 – January 1984, and then grace came from heaven and it became 14 the following month. Another level of grace came it became 22.
The grace came but the running continues, if you stop there it will be 22 forever. Where you stop is where the grace stops. I am still running. Not running for political offices, I am still running after God, still pursuing his business and He has continued changing our level as a Church because I don’t let the baton go off. Everybody is absolutely responsible for the outcome of his life.
Every time you despise instruction, you have said “I am not ready for a change of story”. You may not think you said so but that is what you said. By ignoring instructions you said you don’t want to write exams, you have ignored your future. No excuse is tenable for sitting down without a change of story. It will never happen.
Prayers – Lord help me to see every instruction you pass to me as an examination which I need to pass for a change of story.
Any instruction we ignore, we have lost our place in the next level. There is always a test to move to the next level. One of my friends looked at me some years ago, he was in Kano and he said “will this man kill himself”. I was all out with every strength and energy inside me.
You kill yourself for a few days and you live forever. When you put pleasure under labour, you live perpetually under pressure. God never lies, any instruction you despise is next position lost.
– God will add colour to your life.
– Your labour shall be rewarded.
Lift up your hands and give God thanks and Speak to the day.