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THE WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE ARE STRONGER THAN ANY STRONGHOLD OF HELL – Pastor Faith Oyedepo

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WE ARE NOT ROAD REPAIRERS. YOU COME TO CHURCH FIRST

CHURCH GROWTH IS WARFARE, AND IT IS A BATTLE AGAINST THE STRONGHOLDS OF HELL

THE WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE ARE STRONGER THAN ANY STRONGHOLD OF HELL

– Pastor Faith Oyedepo at Covenant Hour of Prayer || 19th May 2022

Would you please lift up your right hand to God, glorify His name, thank Him and praise Him again for those amazing testimonies, thank Him and praise Him for answered prayers particularly your own prayers, and thank Him this morning because His Word is coming your way.

Lift up your voice and let Him hear you at this moment. Father we give you praise and glory, in Jesus Mighty name we have given thanks!

Father again this morning we thank you for the opportunity to be in your presence. Thank you for this amazing testimonies, take all the praise in Jesus’ name. And Lord thank you for answered prayers and right now our hearts are open, speak to us again by your Word, transform our lives again, and let your name be glorified in Jesus Mighty name we have prayed.

Praise the Lord I’m More Than a Conqueror!

All through this week in our covenant hour of prayer, our subject that we have been looking at is captioned ENGAGING THE GOD OF VENGEANCE FOR SUPERNATURAL CHURCH GROWTH.

This morning as we begin let’s be reminded of the fact that Church growth is warfare. Can you say that with me please? This is a Scriptural fact! What is warfare, no assumption? Warfare simply means spiritual conflict. Warfare is waging of armed conflict against an enemy. The Bible makes it very clear in 2 Corinthians 10:3-4. So, weapons are involved; armed conflict against the enemy.

We are all aware, this our enemy is not a physical one, that is the devil himself. But the good news is, we have the God of vengeance on our side and therefore, victory is sure every time. From this moment forward, you as an individual shall never lose any battle again! It said the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but they are mighty through God.

– The mighty God is on our side and therefore, mighty victory only is our portion from this moment forward.

So, Church growth is warfare, and it is a battle against the strongholds of hell. No one has ever seen hell with physical eyes yet it is real. In the same vein, you might not have ever seen God with your physical eyes but God is real.

Say with me, “God is real to me.” So, it’s a battle against the strongholds of Hell. If we look at that Scripture again it says very clearly, “to the pulling down of strongholds.”

– Therefore any stronghold of the enemy trying to stand against God’s plan and purpose for your life as an individual and the growth of the Church of Christ must be brought down.

What is a stronghold? A stronghold can be referred to as a “bunker.” It is a defensive structure; a structure that is meant for defence, that’s a stronghold. Pulling down every stronghold, in other words, pulling down every defensive structure; defensive structure that is strongly fortified.

That’s a stronghold. But glory to God the weapons of our warfare are stronger than any stronghold of Hell. Pulling down every, not some, not part, not mainly, pulling down of strongholds.

– Therefore in this season of Operation Change of Story, every stronghold of the enemy against the advancement and the growth of the Church of the Living God including your own life, must come down!

How will it come down? By engaging the God of vengeance. Psalm 94:1.

– God will begin to show Himself in our midst more than ever before in the name of Jesus Christ.

We see in the Bible, a very graphic example of the man, the Apostle Peter and his encounter with the man called Simon, the sorcerer, how he handles him.

We saw how Peter by the Holy Ghost stopped the mouth of Simon the sorcerer with the power of God. Acts 8:18-20. Peter did not keep on looking; he engaged the God of vengeance and look at verse 9 of the same Scripture; who is this Simon? Acts 8:9. So, this man used to be a sorcerer, and in some point I think in verse 13, he joined himself, Acts 8:13. So he had been following them around, he had been going up and down with them. But at this point in time, Peter had to engage the God of vengeance to stop the mouth of the one-time sorcerer.

If you read on in that story, he eventually came and was asking that Peter should pray for him so that all these things will not happen to him, however, thanks be to God that Peter engaged the God of vengeance and God took over and the battle was won.

– From this moment forward, you shall never lose any battle again!

One time we went out this year with our outreach team and we got to this point people had gathered but there was this one particular woman, she was so problematic.

She was just making noise and talking, people were hearing and listening to the Word of God, but she kept talking and murmuring, when it was time to make the salvation call because I tried as much as possible to refuse to be distracted. When it was time and people were to give their lives to Christ, then she raised her voice the more. I was provoked in my spirit and said, “stop it!” “Okay okay okay” she kept quiet.

So people raised up their hands, gave their lives to Jesus, massive salvation to the kingdom of God, at the end of it all there, I said they should call her for me, to come. When she came, I said what is the matter? She said, “ehh ehh, I see many winners around here,” she didn’t have anything to say, “I want the Church to come and repair this road.” I said, “you, come to Church first. We are not road repairers. You come to Church first. When you come to Church first, whatever you want to say bring your request.” She said, “okay okay, please please, pray for my daughter, she started calling.”

I said I will pray for your daughter, call her. She called the daughter, I prayed for her, people were looking and wondering. Thank God, souls were won into the kingdom of God.

– Every Simon the sorcerer must be silenced!

Finally, we must stop the mouth of all agents of the devil against scattering the flock of Christ; whether in Church, or when you go out on outreach.

Isaiah 8:9-10. Three times in Scripture, “you shall be broken in pieces.” A threefold cord is not easily broken.

– Every gang up of Hell against the advancement of the kingdom of God in this season in particular, shall be broken in pieces.

And what is in this for me? Say with me, “Change of Story.” Your story will yet change for the better.

Prayers: Please rise up on your feet this morning and lift up your voice, every Simon the sorcerer, you shall be broken in pieces. Lift up your voice as you pray that vengeance prayer right now. Lift up your voice, let Heaven hear you right now, pray that vengeance prayer and raise your voice and let Heaven hear you right now.

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