WE WERE IN A MEETING IN A RENTED FACILITY AND SOMEONE CAME WITH A NOTE THAT WE SHOULD STOP IMMEDIATELY. IT WAS 7.20PM.
I TOLD HIM SOMETHING AND HE FLED. I WON’T TELL YOU WHAT I TOLD HIM BUT HE WILL NOT FORGET FOREVER.
THE SPIRIT OF FAITH JUST PASSES ON FROM ONE NAME TO ANOTHER. MANY TOOK IT FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH INCLUDING KENNETH HAGIN, MANY TOOK FROM KENNETH HAGIN INCLUDING MYSELF (BISHOP OYEDEPO). MANY ARE TAKING IT FROM ME THAT I MAY NEVER MEET.
THE devil IS TOO SMALL TO ANNOUNCE WHEN WE WILL PRAY. GO AND SLEEP.
SPIRITUAL GIFTS ARE NOT THINGS YOU’RE NOT SURE OF, YOU WILL KNOW YOU HAVE IT.
– Bishop David Oyedepo at Church Growth Conference, 2022. Evening Session, Day Three.(Part 3)
We did our calculation and said we will not be going on foreign mission in 1995, that we would rather complete all the hanging projects and then move further later and we got home from that meeting and God said to me you’re going now and I called you (Bishop David Abioye) and I said let’s conclude the number of those that are going 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7 be in Lagos next week. Amen.
You’re going now, no recourse to budget, you’re going now, the going was great, the project was on, everything going on at the same time, it takes help from above to carry such things and not be stressed. My God!
And not be speaking to God behind, I have said it o, help me o, don’t get me into trouble o.
Somebody’s story is changing, He said covert earnestly whatever gift appeases you the most. 1st Corinthians 12:31. Covert earnestly as a desperate need in your ministry and I can tell you straight is to everyone according to his faith, so is your faith and my faith that defines the limit of our ministry. Through faith, they subdued Kingdoms. Hebrews 11:33.
So, every accomplishment of Heaven’s vision is limited to the Faith at work in us. For there is a same Spirit of Faith that brings you to the same realm with all those great names we have in scriptures and you’re going with that today in the name of Jesus. The kind of faith that fed 3,000,000 people for 40 years, morning and evening, with a rod following them, no planting no reaping, the law of nature suspended. Through faith they part the red sea, through faith they walked in the wilderness. Through faith. Every limitation that your faith has suffered must end here tonight.
It’s the same for all generations. Luke 1:17 (talking about Elijah). This thing just passes on from one name to another.
Many took it from Smith Wigglesworth including Kenneth Hagin, many took from Kenneth Hagin including myself. Many are taking it from me that I may never meet. It passes on and on and on.
We were in a crusade and when we got to the room, we were privileged to stay, it’s one room, it is a village experience, we were five of us, as we were walking to the room after the crusade there was this faceless human size dark structure, we were about to enter the room he just rolled out like one huge bird from the window. I said everybody go and sleep, the devil is too small to announce when we will pray. Go and sleep. I didn’t quote Wigglesworth but that is the way he responds. When the thing comes into you, you’re just on that frequency, you’re not struggling to relate with it.
In the precious name of Jesus every harassment of the devil in your life and ministry ends here tonight. The interesting thing is that the Spirit of Faith or the Spirit of God at work in a man can reach out to many at the same time. I would take the Spirit upon and place upon the 70 elders that they may bear the burden with you. Distribution of grace.
Paul said I long to see you that I might impact on you some spiritual gifts to the end that you may be established. Romans 1:11. Philippians 1:7. It can spread over a million at a time, you just catch your own tonight. Tonight, must go down in your record as a night of fresh encounter with the Spirit of Faith. Numbers 11:10-11.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SPIRIT OF FAITH.
You can’t have it and not know. It’s not something you think about. You cannot have it and not know. 2nd Corinthians 4:13. It’s not arrogant or anything, you can’t have it and not know that you have it. Peter said such as I have. Acts 3:6. Spiritual gifts are not things you’re not sure of, you will know you have it.
You’re not guessing as to whether we are wearing clothes or not, you know it. You’re not wearing clothes my friend, well maybe you’re off your mind, I am wearing clothes, you know it. The colour of your suit is red, your eyes are red, I know I am wearing white, so you can’t have it and not know. Freely ye are given, freely ye give also. So, you can’t have it and be in doubt whether you have it or not. May tonight end every guess concerning this treasure in your life, may it end every guess concerning this treasure in your life in the name of Jesus.
As mentioned earlier the Spirit of Faith puts us on auto faith frequency. It works in you and me spontaneously, it rises to the occasion every time, no matter what, it stands up to it and that is spontaneously. You don’t have to bother what to say. The Spirit of your Father that speaks in you. Matthew 10:20. He comes alive in you and opens the impossible doors.
Those folks were not the one speaking sir, Daniel, Shadrack, Meshach and Abednego. No! No normal man speaks like that, even for the respect of the King. King Nebuchadnezzar we are not careful to answer you in this matter and we are not apologetic. Daniel 3:16. King listen because I know you’re stubborn. Daniel 3:17. They were not the one speaking. The Spirit of the one speaking in them went to the fire before them and turned it into a cold room. They were just inside an electronic fire, you put your inside there is no heat. Spontaneous response, unapologetic response.
We were in a meeting years ago and then, some people, the facility people, wrote a note that we should shut down the meeting at 7:20pm prompt. So, my friend got the note and he was nodding his head, I said what is the matter and I said wait let me go and speak to those folks, the man fled we were there for all the days we needed to be there.
You are asking what did you tell him? I won’t tell you, but he won’t forget forever. It responds to issues on our behalf, triumphantly so, victoriously so. Everybody needs this.