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THE 100,000-SEAT ARK IS NOT A PRAYER POINT, YET CONSTRUCTION IS GOING ON SEAMLESSLY.
SEEKING GOD FIRST IS THE STRONGEST STOCK IN KINGDOM STOCK MARKET.
THERE IS NO SOFTWARE FOR CHURCH GROWTH, OTHERWISE CHURCHES IN THE WORLD WILL BE EXPLODING.
NO CHURCH GROWS WITHOUT MEN AND WOMEN ON THE ALTAR OF PRAYER. NO CHURCH GROWS UNDER A SLEEPY PASTOR.
CHURCH GROWTH IS NOT SOMEBODY SPEAKING GOOD GRAMMAR. NO!! OR HOMILETICS: HOW TO PREACH, HOW TO GESTICULATE, HOW TO MOVE LIKE PAPA. FIRE! IT IS NOT MOVEMENT; IT IS NOT GESTICULATION. FIRE.
IF YOU DON’T FAN THE FIRE, IT WILL GO OFF. IF WE STOP PRAYING IN THIS CHURCH, YOU WILL BE SURPRISED AT WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THIS CHURCH.
THE GATES OF HELL ARE ALL OUT AGAINST CHURCH GROWTH.
-Bishop David Oyedepo at CHoP
*We have planted 19,324 new home cells (in Lagos and Ota) this year. This shows how much He can do without you and without me.
*You better join the chariot. Every time a prophetic instruction goes forth, it is a lifeline.
Isaiah 8:20
“I wrote all that God has done, filled both sides and writing what is yet to be done is only one statement. Father, I thank You for all that You have done” (documented testimony). He (God) said, “Daughter, you got the key. I will do the rest.”
Everybody under the sound of my voice today, take time to write down what God has done in your life this year. Write it one by one. The One that turned all those lines is waiting for you to acknowledge the lines He has turned so He can do the rest. Did you get it?
Don’t just hear testimonies and be entertained, find out what happened. What is it that happened?
A child is sick: Thank God. The mother and the father are well to look after the child. What if they are all sick? Father, son, mother, daughter. No.
Ingratitude is a curse. It keeps a believer in captivity. You are grieving what has not been done, you have never said Thank You for what has been done. That is how God behaves, He is always waiting to be acknowledged for anything He has done.
Luke 17:17
“Were there not 10, I have my records here. Where are the 9?” As busy as the Master was, He knew 9 people had not yet returned, He is marking them.
“Se mi nan re Oluwa”
“Mo je Baba lope”
To be ungrateful is to remain in captivity.
Thanksgiving Prayers: For a moment, thank God for His marvellous hand on your life this morning. Start from there.
Thank God for His marvellous hand on your family this year.
Somebody is doing that now with all his heart. Thank God. Ingratitude is a curse. Lay it to heart, don’t let it just come from your mouth. Lay it to heart this morning. God has been good to you, that is why you are here. God has been good to you, that is why you are listed wherever you may be around the world. God has been good to you, that is why you are able to hear, you are able to see. God has been good to you. Give Him glory, Give Him praise. In Jesus precious name we have prayed.
Now, let me tell you why we clap when we listen to testimonies: Christ has scored another goal.
Let me tell you why we clap after we have prayed: He has heard and answered another prayer.
So don’t sit down there and just (say), “What are they clapping for?”
You don’t score a goal, your team does not a goal without a clap, a shout. Everybody is celebrating. Christ is scoring a goal, has scored another goal and then give Him a big hand of praise.
Thank You Jesus. Give the Lord praise for bringing you again this morning. Thank Him and celebrate His faithfulness. No one like Him…In Jesus precious name. Give Him another big hand of praise, His Word has gone forth, we can even close now. Something has just happened to you and don’t toy with it.

Before the day runs out, your list of ‘See What the Lord Has Done’ must be out; ‘See What He is About To Do’ is out and you will discover that what He has done is far, far above, if you are sincere, if you are not spiritually blind, what you are expecting Him to intervene about. Jesus is Lord!

-Somebody’s long awaited testimony will come from that statement.

SPIRITUAL STEWARDSHIP PAYS THE MOST

When a stock is very good in the stocks market, you take a strong stand in it because you are guaranteed returns. You just know it is a good platform to invest. Spiritual stewardship is the strongest stock in Kingdom stock market, the most proven stock, the stock that never loses value.

Matthew 6:33 – I consider that the greatest secret in our spiritual adventure in the Kingdom.

Seek ye this one thing and all other things will answer to you. Go after this one and every other thing that others are dying to see, they are following after you. Simple!

That’s what makes it the strongest stock. God is doing His marvellous work on that site of the 100,000-seat sanctuary, the Ark and it is not a prayer point and it is going seamlessly. Seek ye first this thing and I guarantee you all other things will follow.

It pays the most, it pays the incomparable, it pays the unmatchable. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, the expansion thereof, the enlargement thereof, the spread thereof, the wellbeing thereof and all these things shall be added to you.

One area to buy into the stock is in praying for new converts and new members to be established in the faith. Soul winning without prayers will be exercise in futility.
Why? Luke 11:21-22
They are under the government of the strong man, the devil, he won’t let go without a fight. So we engage in spiritual battle to rescue those captives from him. Otherwise, as they give their lives to Christ, they get to the road and they are off. Or you minister to them on the field, they give their lives to Christ, they minister to them, “don’t mind them, this place is better. Let me take you to one other herbalist. He is stronger than the one you went to before.”
“But in the name of Jesus, I command your release from the shackles of the strong man. By the Blood of Jesus, you are free. I command your release right now in the name of Jesus.” Then you find the devil just give up, I (the devil) think they know what they are doing.
Luke 11:24-26
So they (new converts) are rescued, they must be established.

Colossians 4:12 – So we pray for them to be saved, we pray for them to be established.
That is why Church growth thrives on prayers. Every growing Church must be a praying Church and every growing Church must remain a praying Church to keep growing. There is no technicality about it.

There is no software on it, it is not anywhere. There is no software for Church growth, otherwise Churches in the world will be exploding.

Too many software today and they are developing per second, per second in every area of interest, but they are yet to find software for food where you just have a password, then your stomach just comes alive with vitamins, proteins.

The limitedness of technology.
No Church grows without men and women on the altar of prayer.
No Church grows under a sleepy Pastor. It takes the prayer fire to keep the beast of hell away, because there is no wild beast that doesn’t know fire. Have you ever seen a lion run into fire before? They say, “why?” He says, “I am lion, the king of this entire territory.” Okay, go and be your king inside that fire. No. No lion despises fire.

So when the fire on the altar of prayer is burning, the evil beast are kept at bay. The wolves that want to eat up the sheep are kept at bay. It answers to prayers.
By grace, we have been singing and celebrating God’s mighty hand in growth, expansion, replication; if we stop this thing now, this Covenant Hour of Prayer we are into and other prayer platforms that we have, if the praying saints in the Church stop praying now, you will just find it…

Do you know why we keep the bonfire out there in scouting? Not just to generate heat. Even in hot season, you keep that fire high, to keep the wild beast away. The moment the fire burns low, you find the beast saying, “something looks like red in that place, what could that be?” Then stumbles on many food, human beings snoring. They (wild beasts) have been hungry all along but when they see fire from a far, they say, “No, we are not as stupid, though we don’t go to school, we know fire.”

Someone came in here 2000 or 2001, he came in here with all his diabolical stuff. He pressed and pressed, nothing happened. He looked at everybody, everybody’s head carried a cloven tongue of fire. The thing can’t work there. When I made the altar call, he just jumped to the front and told the story.

The altar of prayer is the altar of fire. After this man set the wood in order, God answered by fire on the altar of prayer.

Be a part of this move, be a front liner in it.
God who sees your investment in secret on the altar of prayer has vowed to reward you openly – Matthew 6:6
God who sees your prayer and fasting behind the scene has offered to reward you openly – Matthew 6:17-18
A Muslim woman was led to Christ and the soul winner said to the wife, “I know your husband will be saved.”

She said, “don’t touch that area. He is an established Muslim; he is versed in the Quran.”
He (soul winner) said, “I am telling you that your house will soon become a house fellowship centre.”
She said: Haah, that is too much.
This man (soul winner) went to pray for 3 days. The man woke up and said, “I am going to Church today, we are going together.” Gave his life to Christ and today the entire family is saved. From the altar of prayer, the devil left.

So it is not a game, it’s not that somebody is speaking good grammar. No!! The gates of hell are all out against Church growth.
Haven’t you seen Ministries: today, they rent a facility, they chase them out. They rent another one…it is not the Landlord chasing them out, it’s the devil. Maybe that is an Apostolic Ministry that will spread round the world but he won’t let go. Why? They are just busy, you know Homiletics: how to preach, how to gesticulate, how to move like Papa. Fire! It is not movement; it is not gesticulation. Fire.

You don’t fan the fire, it will go off!!
Even when my mouth can no longer speak, my spirit man is speaking, “Jesus, another time is here. Visit, get out to town, by your Spirit convict, convert, gather.” He sees you in secret and He has vowed to reward you openly. It is not wasted labour; it is not whiling away time. It is investing into destiny.

-You won’t lack open rewards any more.
We must pray for our new converts to be turned into instant disciples of Christ.

That is one rescue line of prayer. Lord, turn these converts into instant disciples of You, after the order of the Samaritan woman who went wild into town on the spot.

One encounter turned her into an instant disciple of Christ and the people of that city went out to meet Jesus and many more surrendered to the Kingdom through that woman’s testimony. So establishing them should also begin with, “Lord, turn them into active disciples of Christ. We have seen quite a number, not a few, many in this Church, the ones we hear are the ones we are talking about.

25 years drug addiction: ceased by God. Woke up in the morning and called his wife, “we are going to Church today. The wife was surprised, he has not gone near any Church in 25 years. The entire family got saved, went to Bible School. Instant.

“I met Papa today under the bridge, blessing people and he said we should come to Church tomorrow. We are going to Church today” (documented testimony). The wife was wondering, “we are going to where?”

-May you not have a drug addict husband or wife. It is very tormenting.
One sweep, Heaven came down. We are going to see multitudes of that this time.
We are to partner with Him in engaging in the required warfare to make it happen.
Give Jesus a big hand of praise.

Spiritual stewardship is the strongest stock in the Kingdom market. Strongest stock! I have been in it 45 years, not one day of regret. Its value is always being enhanced; it never goes down. Never ever goes down!

You are in a room with your sister, her husband, the children, one room and parlour. You kept serving and serving and suddenly got a shop 6 times your sister’s that you are serving with.

Then 3-bedroom flat, well furnished, detached. My God. Favour. That cannot be earned by 10 years of labour, 20 years of labour, favour turned it around one day.
Prayers: Ask God for grace, for consistency in your Kingdom stewardship. That today, something changes in your life. Something is turning right now in your life. Thank You Jesus, blessed be Your name. in Jesus precious name we have prayed.

When you hear God throw out an instruction, it’s a lifeline: Come to your next level, that is the meaning.

You know He has planted 19,324 new home cells this year. Now that is, with or without your involvement. That is how much He can do without you and without me. You better join the chariot. Every time a prophetic instruction goes forth, it is a lifeline.

Now, let nobody come to Church on Sunday without somebody being carried on your shoulder to come: it is an instruction.

That lady, that daughter of Abraham said, “I said, if you come to Church with a convert next Sunday and you are not visited, I am not sent”: what I am saying is that God never fails to confirm His Word to any obedient child.

The ball is in your court, you can watch, you can just stare, you can just yell, the choice is yours and the choice is mine. You won’t be an onlooker in this wave of glory, because God has vowed your supernatural turnaround in all areas of interest. Many turnarounds have taken place, whatever remains must turn and it will only turn by obedience: So work at it.
Give God thanks.

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New fire on your prayer altar. Call for new fire on your prayer altar!

BishopDavidOyedepo

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  1. God is faithful but I think is time we move our attention from this and do something better. My pastor, I want to see you as Governor of your state and transform the state within 4 years and rule another four year and fix your pastors in the House of Senate. That will be the first step to affect humanity.

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