THE OVER-EMPHASIS ON THE MESSAGE OF GRACE WILL NOT LAST!

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THE OVER-EMPHASIS ON THE MESSAGE OF GRACE WILL NOT LAST!

ANY MINISTRY THAT WILL LAST MUST BE BUILT ON SANCTIFICATION

I NEVER KEPT THE MONEY OF THIS MINISTRY IN MY HAND, IN MY HOUSE SINCE INCEPTION. IT IS TOO MUCH FOR ME. NO, IT IS NOT MINE, IT IS HIS.

WHAT IF THEY RUN AWAY? I AM NOT THE ONE WHO RAN AWAY, SO WHAT IS MY PROBLEM?

YOU ARE NOT OVERSEER OF MONEY, YOU ARE OVERSEER OF PEOPLE.
YOU CAN’T SEE TWO THINGS WELL AT THE SAME TIME.

THE CHARISMATICS, MY BRETHREN HAVE BEEN OVERSEEING MONEY, INSTEAD OF OVERSEEING PEOPLE.
THEREBY THE ALTAR IS BECOMING WEAKER AND WEAKER BY THE DAY.

I KNEW THE OVER-EMPHASIS ON THE MESSAGE OF GRACE WILL NOT LAST AND I SAID IT, “I KNOW IT WILL NOT LAST.”

WHEREVER ANYTHING GOES, NOTHING GOES WELL.

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SOMEBODY MIGHT BE HAPPY THAT HE DOESN’T HAVE THE MESSAGE OF SANCTIFICATION.

HOWEVER, WE ALL DO, BECAUSE THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE COMMON DENOMINATOR OF ANY MINISTRY THAT WILL STAND.

-Bishop David Oyedepo
Morning Session, Day Two
Church Growth Conference, 2022

Did you bring those materials I had, the two books I said they should bring?
That started with 3 pages but now it is a book and it went through quite a number of phases, to emerge a book. The book after 10 years is undergoing review on areas we discover need further
clarification and areas that operations have not lined up with properly in terms of quantifiable analysis.

The Holy Ghost won’t draw a diagram for you. You have to bend down and
find out how they draw it.

Our greatest problem today is either lack of structure or weak structure or structure that nobody believes in, including the person who wrote it.
I never kept the money of this ministry in my hand, in my house since inception. It is too much for me. No, it is not mine, it is His.
What if they run away? I am not the one who ran away, so what is my problem?
You are not Overseer of money, you are Overseer of people. You can’t see two things well at the same time.
The Charismatics, my brethren have been overseeing money, instead of overseeing people, so the altar is becoming weaker and weaker by the day, because of change of focus or broken focus.

I have outlined 4 areas that must be structured:
1. Spiritual structure
2. Administrative structure
3. Financial structure
4. Physical Development structure

This is not a preaching programme, it is a seminar and what we are trying to do is just look at the areas where we are challenged and try to fix it.

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We start from the main the main:
The Spiritual Structure: There is no ministry without a message from the Lord. The ministry is a messenger, so a messenger without a message does not exist. If you are a messenger, then you
have a message.

If you are a messenger, you must have the message, otherwise that is a wrong title. You must have a message, to qualify to be a messenger. Now, we are so blessed
that Churches are springing up everywhere with a mother Church.

If you don’t define the message, you’ll have a ministry with many messages. So, it will no longer be a ministry, but ministries.
That is one way to quench the fire. Everything, everybody hears on the T.V, from books: there are many wrong books; you just run into it.
Charles Darwin was a Seminarian; he was in the Seminary when he read the book that made them believe that man was not created. So there are all kinds of books.

There are set men over various ministries that cannot quantifiably define the Word, they heard it but they have not sat down first, what does the message entails? For them to preach the same
with the centre, they must be given the same. They must be told.
It is a lot of job to sit up: Lord, what are the things that will make these things deliver maximally. So you will find out those other components that will empower that message to deliver maximally with
an underlying factor, a common denominator: a fear of the Lord.

Spirituality is core to every ministry that will pass the test of time.
The fear of the Lord is core, a non-negotiable requirement, for the foundation of God is sure for every ministry.
2 Timothy 2:19-21
That is the sure foundation of God for every ministry that will secure a future. It is a common denominator, non-negotiable, whether you are sent the message of eschatology: the coming of the Lord,
the details of it; there are those who are sent and they are just wonderful at it. They are wonderful at it because God sent them so He gave them grace.
You are sent a Pastor: That is okay; the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, it is the foundation of any ministry that will stand.
Proverbs 9:10
Wherever anything goes, nothing goes well.

I knew the over-emphasis on the message of grace will not last and I said it, “I know it will not last.”
You are quoting Paul, Paul. Paul said, “you are witnesses and how holily and justly and unblameably we have behaved ourselves before all you that believe” – 1 Thessalonians 2:10
“Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?” – Romans 6:1. Paul said so.
“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God…but such were some of you” – 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
It must go, but now, ye are cleansed, you are sanctified
That is the sure foundation.
Someone will say, “thank God, I don’t have the message of sanctification”: You have. It is what Jesus died for. He shall be called because He shall save people from their sins, so He came to rescue us
from an uncontrollable lifestyle – Matthew 1:21
That is a common denominator. Jesus Christ: that is the sure foundation.

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